Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2021 12:45 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2012
Last Online: May 18, 2021
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 14 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 style of sassy/snarky humor.

I love doing arts and crafts, dancing with my flow toys (hula hoops, poi, levitation wands, LED Fiberflies whip, 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 learning how to make various folded paper things from YouTube tutorials..

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

I love quirky comedies!


Flight of the Conchords

The Office

Parks & Recreation

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


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

Schitt's Creek

Modern Family


What We Do in the Shadows

Laverne & Shirley

The Queen’s Gambit (Who knew how exciting chess could be? I’m enjoying the book too.)

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), rooibos, vanilla flavors, and chai.

I love trying interesting new flavors and am on the hunt for some dessert teas to try like lemon cake or chocolate teas that I've heard about.

(NO licorice/anise, banana, Earl Gray, 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


Oceans 11

Favorite actors: Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, Adam Driver, Paul Rudd


Please no glitter bombs. If I have to use a vacuum, it’s no longer fun happy mail! 😂😂

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

No black licorice or banana or floral 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 and Darumaka and Growlithe (favorite fire types), Mudkip, Gloom and Ivysaur (favorite poison types), Golett and Wooper (favorite ground types). My trainer code is 1655 8089 8013 (Commanda13).

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

Favorite Types of Ephemera


-gelli prints

-paper with geometric patterns on them

-whimsical and cute Kawaii designs with smiley characters

-paper napkins with patterns and interesting things on them to use for collage

-origami paper

-wrapping paper with cute designs or fun patterns

-dictionary pages

-children's book pages

-Bingo cards

-library cards and due date cards

-Punchinella or other texture/pattern making tools

Favorite Books

The House in the Cerulean Sea (my new FAVORITE!), The Night Circus, Where the Crawdads Sing, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, Water for Elephants, The Stars are Fire, There There, Ready Player One, 11/22/63, Cloud Atlas, Eat at Home Tonight, Sheetpan Suppers, Little Bento (Why don’t other folks include favorite cookbooks on their favorite books lists? 😂)


Comment: Such a cool PC!! I love it...and purple too :) Thanks for joining and I hope to see you in the mailbox!
Dasha rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #15 on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful envelope full of things I can use in my collages. ;) And the Chocolate Mint tea is one of my favorites! ;)
Savannah76 rated for Tea For Thee # 98 on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your selection of teas and extras ❤️❤️
dmarie rated for YTPC: Mini Booklet with Pockets USA on May 14, 2021
Comment: I love this booklet the colors and paper are so fun!!! and I love the fun goodies! ♥♥♥ Thank you so much and We are friends on Pokemon ...I am DonnaMMonster :)
Response: Yay! That was fast! Glad you liked it! And I forgot we are already PoGo friends. 🤣
quaisoir rated for LDEM - Bits and Bobs for 1 stamp #4 on May 12, 2021
Comment: Love all the bits and bobs from you. So many lovely handmade pieces. Thank u so much, Amanda!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the cute houses and the layered flowers.Nice addition to my journals.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hello! We seem to like the same movies. 😃 Thanks for the extras. Have a nice day to you.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
chimerix rated for OMAE: DIY Patterned Papers on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful papers! What a treat. Thank you for using colors you knew I would like. Aloha
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
orneryswife rated for MMA: Woven Note Cards (USA) on May 9, 2021
Comment: What a delightful swap! From the awesome envelopes and fun handmade flowers to the fun and furry card! You have an amazing collection of fibers! Thank you for the note, too! ❤❤❤❤❤
Response: So glad you liked it! I will have to make more woven furry cards. LOL. Thanks for the heart.
user6937 rated for AAA: Challenge #3 Flowers on May 3, 2021
Comment: That otter Washi tape is adorable - and good use of the bird Washi & the envelope to make the tree. Love the little purple flowers (and thanks for the layered flowers you sent). Your envelope is in my fave colours - red and yellow!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for putting together such a wonderful swap. I loved the extra library pocket you made for me and the tea! Thank you :)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
goosey rated for OMAE: Mini Glue Book (USA) on May 2, 2021
Comment: amanda, thank you for this terrific, spring glue book! i love the extra flowers also!!
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the clippings. And for. If it's all right, of like to write the joker! That was a nice surprise! Your envelope is beautiful. I wouldn't have noticed the stamp is your hasn't pointed out out. It's amazing. If it's all right, I would like to write back😊
Response: I think your rating got a little mangled maybe when you were writing, but glad you liked it! And yes, you are welcome to write anytime. ❤️
joppagirl rated for Artistic Decos - 4/2021 on May 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the deco and the pretty hand made paper flowers and seed envelope!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Arabella rated for YTPC: One Page Pocket Book on May 1, 2021
Comment: Great pocket book, Amanda! I love the color combination and all of the flowers!! I think I will add it to my journal! And thank you also for all the tuck-ins - love that pink color!! Addie is such a cutie!! And really cute envelope!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
VioletFaye rated for Teabag swap on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank You, Thank You for this Amazing swap ! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything ! Wish I could give you more stars !
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Response: Glad it finally got to you! Thanks for the heart.
Savannah76 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #94 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your extras :) and I like also the same series (I finished few weeks ago Queen's Gambit, and few month ago Stranger Things, indeed I like also the reference to the 80's) We can also exchange teas if you want, I like discover other than the one I can find in Belgium
wyrdfae rated for CPG Move Any Deco 01 - Global on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I will check out this book and let you know what I think
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. Adorable indeed!

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Hell0Z0mbie on May 14, 2021:

Thanks so much for the pretty page in my butterfly deco! Gorgeous work, as always!

stephiedee on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for working in my Enchanting Ellies deco! Such a cute little ellie...love the painted papers. ❤️️🐘

LahDeeDah on Apr 12, 2021:

Thank you for the cool bear page you added to my "Hurt Not The Earth" deco. I love everything about it. Nice work!

OMAE Deco Tag

Singske on Mar 20, 2021:

Glad you liked the bookmark💌

Poftoffel on Mar 11, 2021:

Yay I’m so happy you like the atc! I forgot to take a picture to put it on my insta ^^

Ciska76 on Mar 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for your OMAE RAK filled with love. You brightened my day with this lovely surprise. Thank you 💗

Singske on Mar 5, 2021:

Received your ❤️🖤❤️themed OMAE RAK today. What a nice surprise. Thanks! Hugs and have a great weekend

weatherwax on Feb 27, 2021:

Hurra :) Thank you so much for a fabulous Non-Valentine's mail!!! I loove your woven heart & all this wonderful paperfun! Thank you so much for taking the time and thinking of me <3


HippieChick on Feb 25, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely Valentine's RAK! You totally brightened my day!

stephiedee on Feb 20, 2021:

Thanks for the sweet Valentine's RAK!

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