Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 10:50 am


Date Joined: April 1, 2012
Last Online: August 2, 2020
Birthday: July 18, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm Amanda! I am a 46-year-old mom to two teenage boys, ages 13 and 17. I make hula hoops and teach hula hoop dance to adults. I'm also a laughter yoga leader. My husband and I have a home typing/transcription business. And I work part-time in the town library in the children's room.

I send my swaps out on time, so if you are missing yours or there is postage due, please let me know.

I have a pet cat, Millie. She loves to lick the window screens in the summer. Tastes like the outside!

I love bright colors and whimsical fun designs. My favorite color is purple. My favorite color palette is rainbow. I like all kinds of colorful cheery geometric patterns.

I love googly eyes. They always make me smile. One April Fool's Day (which is big in our house), I put them on household objects and food in the fridge.

I love puns and corny dad jokes, and enjoy Ann Taintor sassy/snarky humor.

I love doing arts and crafts, dancing with my flow toys (hula hoops, poi, levitation wands, fans), playing boardgames, playing Pokemon Go, and doing jigsaw puzzles.

We have a HUGE boardgame collection that I enjoy playing with family and friends. Some favorite games are Takenoko, Lanterns, Dutch Blitz, Backgammon, and Alhambra.

I love bookmarks, stickers, stencils, cartoon band-aids, and tea, so those are always appreciated! I love punchinella, drywall tape with holes, and things with interesting textures and holes that I can use on my gelli plate. I'm always looking for ephemera, maps, and patterned/painted papers for collage. I love snarky sayings and cute smiley kawaii characters. I love shrink plastic charms (remember Shrinky Dinks in the ‘80s?) and mug rugs. I love dark chocolate (no nuts).

Favorite Crafts

I have enjoyed doing arts and crafts my whole life.

Right now my favorites are art journaling with stencils, acrylic paint, watercolor, washi tape, collage, gelli plate printing. And I’ve diving into the ATC deep end, thanks to this website.

I also enjoy crochet projects like dishcloths, scarves, shawls, and cowls. I am working on a Tom Baker Dr. Who scarf at the moment!

I have dabbled in many things over the years and still enjoy jumping back in some of these -- rubber stamping, sewing, origami, jewelry making, shrink plastic, mandala drawing, polymer clay.

Favorite Television

Flight of the Conchords

The Office

Parks & Recreation

Girls (my current fave—I’m only on season three)


Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (one of my celebrity crushes)

Schitt's Creek

What We Do in the Shadows

Laverne & Shirley

My favorite cartoons/kid shows are Scooby Doo, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, The Muppet Show, and Sesame Street.

I love watching YouTube and usually watch funny clips from late night TV, cute pets, concert videos, flow toy tutorials, and craft tutorials.

Favorite Music

My music tastes are very Eclectic!

Weezer, Prince, Bella's Bartok (my current fave -- a LOT of fun to see live), Seepeoples, The Smiths, Morrissey, David Bowie, The Pixies, R.E.M., Talking Heads, The Beatles, Crowded House, They Might Be Giants, Bjork, Aimee Mann, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Cage The Elephant, Sia, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, '90s dance music, '80s music, danceable catchy hip-hop, pop, dance music, hang drum music

Most anything except classical, country, and heavy metal, although there are things I occasionally listen to from those categories as well

Favorite Teas

I am a huge tea fan and have a drawer and basket full of a variety of teas. I especially love hibiscus fruity teas (berry and citrus), and chai. (NO licorice/anise or floral (rose/lavender) flavors though, please. Ew.)

Favorite Movies

The Princess Bride

A River Runs Through It

Pretty in Pink

When Harry Met Sally

Ad Astra

Meet Joe Black

The Matrix

Moulin Rouge

What We Do in the Shadows

Hunt for the WIlderpeople

Anne of Green Gables PBS movies from the '90s

Favorite actors: Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, and for the moment--Adam Driver


Please no floral scented items. I hate rose scent and do not like floral teas.

No black licorice or banana flavored candy or tea.

Please no religious themes or items.

Please no cheap dollar store or kiddie party favor type stuff that will just end up in the trash.

Other Random Favorites

Colors: Purple, teal, magenta, lime green, orange. I like bright and darker colors instead of pastels.



Animals: Bears, sloths, manatees, llamas, cats, big fluffy dogs (Especially Alaskan Malamutes and Samoyeds)

Baby Yoda! And The Mandolorian on Disney+

Favorite Pokemon on Pokemon Go: Wailmer, Snorlax, Eevee, Glaceon, Absol, Slakoth, Lapras, Dragonite (favorite flying type), Ponyta, Mudkip, Gloom and Ivysaur (favorite poison types), Golett and Wooper (favorite ground types)

Snacks: sweet and salty, potato chips, kettle corn, cookies--especially chocolate chip

Favorite Types of Ephemera


-gelli prints

-paper with geometric patterns on them

-whimsical and cute Kawaii designs with smiley characters

-origami paper

-wrapping paper with cute designs or fun patterns

-dictionary pages

-children's book pages

-Bingo cards

-library cards and due date cards


Comment: Thanks for the sweet little deco. It will be fun to do my page.
JenZen5 rated for MMPC: Upcycled Collage ATC on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun upcycled ATC. I love the colors and the song lyrics. Made me smile today! Have a great day:)
Comment: Thank you for a good laugh and cool postcard too!😁
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: OMG!!! This gothic arch is so special to me! I've been having a rough time with depression lately and this really brought some light into my life. I smiled so big when I saw this and immediately texted it to my two best friends. Thank you so much for making my day so much brighter!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got it and enjoyed it! I didn’t post on IG yet bc I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. Glad it cheered you up today! ❤️❤️
glennasgarden rated for CPG Patterned PC - US Only on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much Amanda for the pretty and colorful PC you made and sent to me. We do have some thing in common. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Response: Glad you liked it!
mariewilliams810 rated for USA Last Page Deco - 7/2020 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: I have heard of Gorguss before, but never worked with them before. Thank you. I look forward to working in this book.
Response: They looked familiar to me, but I didn’t know what they were called.
CookieMomster78 rated for JAMS: Prince S/S on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for joining in the fun! I look forward to JAMMING on these!
Response: Yay! Love Prince! 😍😍
banjobraids rated for F-Bomb ATC Swap #1 on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: This is my favorite ATC everrrrrrrr!!!! It's so great. I have to show my husband because when he's talking about something gross I pretend I'm dead just like this woman on the card. I loved the million rainbows sticker on the envie too. So cool you guys are transcribers! I rarely meet any these days. I have an independent contract with an education consultant and I love doing her interviews. If you ever need a hand, let me know. I'm always up for working with other transcribers. Excited about your Tom Baker scarf! Good luck on it! And I've never met anyone with my birthday either! The only thing I know about our bday is that the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk on our first bday! >O :):):) Hope we swap again :):)
Response: So glad you like it! I had fun coming up with my ATC plan. I don’t know if Ken knows any birthday facts about his bday. I’ll have to pass that one on to him.
Comment: I love it!! Thank you! I love how you did a summer theme!
Response: You’re welcome! I had fun making a summer theme. 😁
Artstamper rated for CSC: Rookie Mag Collage Kit PC on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your very creative collage kit PC.We used the same background pieces and two of the images. Great composition.
Response: Those kits are so fun!
McAnaraks rated for Collaboration PC #85 on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a fun collaboration to add to, very nice!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: I love the pic and background... can't wait to get to work on these! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome!
samsstuff rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 22 on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sending me the PC and the math page!
Response: You’re welcome!
chimerix rated for Bird ATC on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabric ATC. I just love it. Aloha
Response: You’re welcome!
Artstamper rated for CSC: Use the Image #5 on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Love what you did with this image! Really like how you arted it up with markers.
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: I love this. It's so pretty. I have it hanging up on my wall in my art space. Thank you!
Response: Oh, wow! I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Stay Safe and Well!
Response: Thank you!
Larina rated for Monochromatic Collaged PC on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: I love orange! The tea bag was a nice touch! Thanks so much for the creative card.
Response: You are welcome!

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kiddomerriweather on Jul 16, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my "Lend Me a Hand" deco!
I love that you added color to the book. Those are my favorite kind of pens!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jul 7, 2020:

Glad it arrived safe! Normally I use some kind of spray-on sealer thing like spray mod podge first, and then paint a couple layers of normal mod podge. I find spray on stuff first helps it not smear, but isn't as sturdy as normal mod podge.

thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

ChelseaStarleen on Jun 26, 2020:

Hey there! I came to say don't forget to join the pog swap before the 29th of you're interested. The more the merrier. :-)

Also- I was reading a bit on your page and wanted to offer you some map papers I have from a large map book, I work at an insurance office and I have tons of those atlas books we give out every year. Lol I have envelopes I have made from maps too if you prefer. I also have a lot of pages from a old copy of The Princess Bride that's fallen apart of you'd like. I have lots and an always happy to share with other crafters. Send me a message if you're interested. :-) Happy Swapping! -Chelsea

warheart on Jun 22, 2020:

Your envelope from the OMAE tag is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that you implemented both hot air balloons and sharks. Thank you so much! I love it!

bigmamabird on Jun 17, 2020:

I'm seeing a party theme on the Stcker Bomb yo sent! Love it, thans a bunch! Wishing we could have our campfire/garden parties, but it just doesn't feel right... The hexagons are my fave...

Poftoffel on Jun 13, 2020:

Omg your APRIL Rak Just arrived!! I’m so happy it made it safely. Thank you for the tyrantrum atc and the cool goodies! I love the pokemon/medicine quiz, so funny :D

supersquirrel on Jun 5, 2020:

Hi Amanda - Thank you for the finished Jams (the ballerinas dress is adorable) and for the new sets to work on. I'm so thrilled to receive some of your handmade paper too - it's beautiful.

bigmamabird on May 26, 2020:

Hey Amanda, thanks so much for the gelli printing kit of OMAE May RAK Attack kindness! I may even get in some brayering this evening...Hope ya'll are keeping cool, it got to 89 degrees here today...phew!

stephiedee on May 26, 2020:

Thank you for the awesome birthday PC for Ryan! He said he has read Dragonlance novels. He's running his D&D campaign tonight (via Discord) so I get some after hours crafting time. 🤓👍

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