Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2019 12:33 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2017
Last Online: November 18, 2019
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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About Me


I am a piano teacher from Arizona who loves mail! I love fancy postage, anything watercolor, big beautiful florals, gorgeous scenery, and succulents. My favorite colors are pinks, blues, and purples. I like fresh colors the most - mint, light pink, light green, lots of pastels! Colors I don't usually go for are dull ones, browns, reds, and oranges. Don't be afraid to send me something in those colors though, if you think it's pretty I probably will too! I usually go for black and gray instead of brown and tan, but there are of course exceptions!! Kraft paper and vintage ephemera are a couple. :)

All kinds of birds are my favorite animals, but I especially like lovebirds, parrotlets, flamingoes, finches, and chickens. :)

Also, I love Jack Russells, elephants, baby animals, and rabbits.

I love being crafty and making beautiful things with watercolors and pretty writing. I love urban sketching. I took a bookbinding class in college and have been making my own journals ever since! I enjoy calligraphy and other typography as well.

---FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK SWAP--- I like anything watercolor or pastel or big messy florals. Anything that can be glued in is great! Vintage ephemera (actual vintage or just vintage styled), MAPS!!, cactus/succulents, travel themed washi, urban sketching, brick or wood, typewriter/typography/modern calligraphy, anything from Tim Holtz, Project Life, SMASH book stuff or any other scrapbooking supplies you think I might like based on any of the rest of my profile! I really do like most things so don't worry. :) And feel free to message me if you're feeling unsure!

Send me tried and true recipes you love! (I don't need blank recipe cards for myself, but if you write a recipe on them I would love to receive that!) Cooking is another favorite activity of mine. I'm not afraid of making recipes from scratch. Right now, it's just my husband and I, so if you have any recipes to share that are for two, I would love that! It's way too easy for me to go overboard and cook for an invisible army and then wind up with way too much leftovers that eventually get thrown away!! I do not cook with or drink alcohol, coffee, or tea. (Herbal tea is great though! If you send me some of your favorite kind, tell me what you like to mix into it. I'm an herbal tea newbie.) :)

I am sure to drool over anything watercolor, birds, succulents, washi, watercolor flowers, Mini Cooper, or pastel colors! I don't really have a use for unused postcards, but if you do decide to send me one, I would prefer it to be a fun pattern or design that I can send anytime to a friend, or a cool photo of scenery that is meaningful to you.. like an insight into where you live! And then tell me about it in a few words. :)

Other themes I like: Arrows, gemstones, geometric, mermaids, flowers, succulents, cactus, birds, watercolor, travel, fresh, fruity, bright, happy, calligraphy, stripes, feminine, lace, regency, sheet music, maps.

My redheaded toddler daughter goes crazy over horses ("hoasies"), zebras ("zebees"), and dogs ("goggies"), so if you feel like destashing anything with those animals on it, she would love it!

Also if you happen to have any type of illustration or anything with a redhead girl on it, I would love that!!

**Not my favorite: Kawaii cartoons, emojis, cheesy cutesy, gothic, or skulls.

**I don't drink regular tea, but am starting to enjoy herbal tea. I LOVE hot chocolate and enjoy other caffeine free drink mixes, like propel, lemonade or koolaid.

Thanks for reading! I am not picky about what I receive and will try my best to make really good happy mail to send!

Favorite Movies

Favorite Shows: (We only have Netflix.) Great British Baking Show, The Paradise, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Poldark, and Lost. (Do you think I like British shows?)

Favorite Movies:
Austenland, Some Like it Hot, What's Up Doc, You've Got Mail (haha), Knight and Day... And also:
Wait Until Dark, Disney musicals, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, The Music Man (Old version), Marvel movies, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Star Trek, and Cheesy Hallmark chick flicks

Favorite Youtube:
Slo-mo Guys, James Cordon, Graham Norton, Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Fallon, and Studio C.

Favorite music:.
Rascal Flatts, Harry Connick, Jr., Just Groban, Yellowcard, Emile Pandolfi, Van Cliburn, Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, and anything composed by Debussy.


Comment: Loved them! Thank u!!
Comment: Thank you so so much for the beautiful swap package! Everything you created is just gorgeous!
Response: You're so welcome!
Eulegirl rated for Washi Sample For Five Partners on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: I love it! Especially the glittery one!
aligurl75 rated for Washi Sample For Five Partners on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi samples. They are so pretty. I really appreciate the tea you sent also as I love getting tea in the mail. :) Great swap!!
captkristi rated for Washi Sample For Five Partners on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you thank you!!! I loved the little extra fun stuff. I so appreciate you!!
Dinkyde rated for Washi Sample For Five Partners on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the extra samples
susanaudrey rated for Washi Sample For Five Partners on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Wow!!! I totally love the stuff you sent me, Amanda! How cool that we have so much in common. The bookmarks/gift tags are absolutely fantastic (I love watercolors and script writing so I was all YAY!) and I love the washi, too. Thank you very much! :) :) :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked them!!! 💜 You're welcome!!
Comment: Amanda, wow! I can't even to begin to thank you for all the juicy profile goodness that you sent. How in the world did you even get half of those things Haha. Thank you so much for all the thought you put into my goodies, you've definitely made my journal a brighter place xo
Comment: Thanks for sending the 2 PC's (.....one is missing 19 rounds.....). And I am grateful for sending the tea. I love these sorts of tastes when it's warm. We have our second heatwave of this year over here. Since there are measurements of the temperatures it's the 4th time we have 2 heatwaves in 1 year. The first one was in 1941, the other 3 in this century...... Is it global warming?
Karebear110 rated for Washi of the Month AUGUST on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the washi! I also love the tag you included.
Karebear110 rated for Favorite Washi Swap on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the Washi! I especially love the florals. My favorites change from day to day also, so I found it hard to pick. I hope you had fun at the rodeo! It's been years since I've been to one.
Response: You're welcome!! Yes the rodeo was actually really fun! There was a one-armed rider who directed his horse just by pointing, not by using the reins... So amazing!!
Comment: Hi Amanda, recieved the 3 traveling postcards and will send them on next round. Thank you for the extra postcards. While both are great you got me with the monkey. Too funny!
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards, and especially the moose cut outs! They’re amazing! I want all the moose cut outs! :)
Uplandcin rated for Washi Tape Swap #4 on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty washi tape and extras. I really enjoyed reading your note and thanks for reading my profile so well. happy swapping
Comment: Ready for the next round! Thanks so much for the extras too!!
Comment: OMG, I was just checking in on all my swaps and somehow I didn't give you a rating (although I did message you to say thanks. Anyway, the board is awesome and full of great ideas that I'm going to try, I've even set up a Austen Inspired bookmark swap that I hope you'll join.
Comment: thanks for the very pretty mail and the extra work you put into it too make it pretty I loved it
AnnaM rated for AA: Midsummer's Eve Missive on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Amada, your letter was well worth waiting for. I enjoyed reading it and loved the Charades. I love the washi and tags you sent too. I look forward to swapping with you again.
Response: Oh good!! Thanks for being patient! It was definitely a cray week. :). I am glad you liked the charades, I had so much fun with them as well!!
SnailerAH rated for Washi Tape Swap #4 on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the washi and the extra butterfly

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Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

AnnaM on Jul 18, 2018:

Loved your letter for the AA: Midsummer's Eve Missive Swap. I'll reply soon!

ittybittykitty on Apr 12, 2018:

Thank you for the pretty washi and the cute notecard! You’re right, they are little things lol!

Mye on Mar 17, 2018:

Thank you very much for the "I Collect" tag you sent me!!! Love the butterfly cutout and stickers. Thanks for the washi tape samples too! Hope you have a great day today :)

tcornell on Feb 12, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas envie RAK that you sent me! I love that you're the first to wish me Merry Christmas for 2018 LOL

pinklilly on Feb 9, 2018:

I am so glad you received your little surprise, enjoy it!!!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 7, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome stickers from tag at Cheap Postage! So useful:) Already enjoying them!!

VivaLaDiane on Aug 23, 2017:

I just watched it and oddly was drinking when he was and I thought I'd die. :D That was hilarious and cool. I was watching Graham just the other night with Seth MacFarlane on. Great stuff!!!

I hope your week is going amazing! xox♥

VivaLaDiane on Aug 18, 2017:

I saw that you like Eddie Redmayne. Have you seen Fantastic Beasts? I'm assuming so with a love for HP but wasn't sure. I looooOOove Niffler. It's the cutest thing I might've ever seen. I even made an extra trip to our zoo because we have an Echidna. The day I go though, he's all wrapped up in a tire asleep. Lol.

ladydy5 on Aug 2, 2017:

Welcome to our fab group of swappers. Artistically Incliined.

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