Swap-bot Time: June 9, 2023 10:31 am


Date Joined: March 3, 2020
Last Online: June 6, 2023
Birthday: June 30
Country: United States

About Me

OUT OF TOWN I will be out of town for a month, returning around the 4th of July. I have stopped swapping so I wouldn't have anything due during this time however I have 6 items I still have not received in swaps. If I haven't rated you, I did not receive it before leaving on 6/5 and I will rate as soon as I return! Happy Swapping!

I am a Christian first, wife and mom to seven and grandma to two (both a boy and girl). I own my own business but need a creative outlet! Hobbies include reading, writing, bible study, riding motorcycles, camping and traveling. I've been to 33 states so far and 2 countries.


  • Likes (in no particular order):
  • purple
  • green
  • blue
  • cremes/whites
  • black
  • pastel or muted colors

  • Dislikes:

  • neon colors

  • jewel tone
  • bold or primary tone

Favorite Crafts

I like to receive:

  • Decorated envelopes (because I am not very good at this and want to improve!)
  • small paintings
  • mixed media
  • short to medium length letters
  • I like making all sorts of things with different media

  • Favorite Craft supplies:

  • old book pages

  • inks
  • different types of paper, handmade or seed paper, rice paper, etc.
  • unused postage stamps
  • vintage recipes/cards
  • vintage wallpaper samples
  • textured papers
  • I'm looking at trying memorydex now


I've always loved animals, but due to my HOA can't have anything other than cats and dogs.

We have 2 dogs, both bullies, 1 French, 1 English

We have 1 cat

I used to live on a farm with chickens and goats, a horse and a pig at times. I would love to have a baby cow to keep as a pet!

Just stuff I like

anything Japanese * kokeshi dolls, * chopsticks, * Japanese stationary (not so much the characters). * old books (or book pages), * sheet music, * old recipe cards, * old postage, * pretty much anything paper

  • I have penpals but only from other countries! Swapping tea, washi tape, stickers.

  • I watch lots of videos on creating happy mail, junk journals and art in general.

  • Purple, gold, green are favorites

  • black / white theme
  • vintage
  • shabby
  • old maps
  • travel memorabilia
  • post cards from other countries
  • old stamps (used or not)
  • post card art
  • flat mail
  • penpals (mid-length letters)
  • Bible / religious memorabilia
  • creative cards with pockets
  • earl grey tea
  • buffalo
  • Native American art / artifacts
  • turquoise
  • motorcycles / culture
  • fancy envelopes / writing
  • plants
  • parrots & colorful birds
  • planner dangles
  • flowers (no roses) - favorites are magnolias, tulips, poppies
  • I own a huge collection of pens / markers
  • prefer handmade over purchased
  • pin up girls / 30's - 40's portraits
  • MLK - anything civil rights
  • mixed race photos - anything showing connection between different races of people
  • gardening
  • junk stores
  • rusty items
  • Lisa Frank stickers (remember her?)
  • Mrs. Grossman's stickers
  • waterproof stickers
  • Crab (I'm a cancer)
  • sugar-free gum
  • anything coconut (sugar free)
  • address label are always appreciated!
  • happy mail labels


  • anything Alice in Wonderland
  • used postage stamps, especially from outside the USA
  • old maps
  • old Bible pages
  • stationary letter sets (not Kawaii), notecards, blank postcards
  • Flow! magazines or pages
  • blank or altered library pockets or tags
  • unused PCs or used/vintage PCs
  • anything Frenchie or Bulldog


  • I have an abundance of PLACE postcards (all over the USA, some other countries), I would trade for non-place postcards, Christian post cards, just message me. I would want mostly unused, unless you had some old used ones that I could throw in a journal.

Favorite Crafts

Creating envelopes, * junk journals, * happy mail, * fabric crafts like quilting too.
* Creating art, *watercolor, *drawing, *micron pens. * Paper supplies make me happy, I love good stationary.


  • victorian,
  • kawaii characters,
  • foam letters,
  • chocolate,
  • Christmas (unless it's the season),
  • candy,
  • glitter,
  • chai tea,
  • pineapple (allergic),
  • wild animals (except what's listed above),
  • most food related items,
  • pagan items, crystals, witchcraft
  • black licorice,
  • politics,
  • no teacher/reward stickers,
  • I don't like "trendy" - you know, llamas, sloths, people trying to be weird. Each person is unique already, we don't need to try!


Comment: Thank you Manda - I received your paperclips - they are super sweet and I look forward to including them in my journals. All the best :-)
Comment: We have sarcasm in common it appears, LOL! Thanks for joining the swap. xxMuggleMom
ChrisAnne rated for CPG-N: List Lovers Swap #3 - US on May 31, 2023
Comment: Manda, thanks for the fun info on why you got into SB. I too make prayer journals on occasion. I'm also happy to hear I'm not the only one doing other things while sitting in meetings or trainings on zoom.
Comment: Love your take on the ruffles and aren't they so easy to make! I needed green for a page so you sent me exactly what I wanted. And I can always use a map ruffle - I wish I had thought of this! Thanks for joining the swap. xxMuggleMom
Response: I wouldn't find out half of these things without SB!
ChelsJo rated for newbie swap on May 22, 2023
Comment: Hi Manda! So sorry for the delay! Currently playing catch-up! Thank you so much for such a lovely swap! I loved it all, and it def brought a smile to my face :)
dakotadee rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2023 on May 17, 2023
Comment: this is one cool card creation. Thanks for sending me a picture. I hope the card comes once done with it's walkabout
Response: Thanks for the "re-send" via email to resolve my missing card!!
sleepykitty rated for PS: Scavenger Hunt Postcards on May 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great scavenger hunt finds! I appreciate your generosity in sending a few extras. 💕 Happy spring!
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap! I know it was blind, but it seems profile based! I love everything and I am looking forward to using it all! Take care! XO Dana
Response: Totally blind! I packed it ahead of time!
Comment: I was just talking with some friends about how much I love macadamia nuts in chocolate, haha! You have good taste XD As for sun, goodness, we've got sun for ages, down here! I wish I could lend you some~ It's light here until at least 8 pm, these days! Thank you for the lovely card, and have a wonderful day!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG-N April Showers ATC - US on Apr 27, 2023
Comment: Love it! Thank you for a fun atc!
tcornell rated for Blackout Poetry USA only #1 on Apr 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the amazing package of goodies! Your poetry was quite awesome as well! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Sorry, I got some of my swaps mixed up and forgot to rate but I am pretty sure I received yours because I remember you wrote lipstick among other things because it made me realise I never do haha
Response: Yes that’s me!
Comment: Thanks Manda! Absolutely beautiful!!!
arose26 rated for CPG-N: A Letter and a Cuppa - Global on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I enjoyed reading it. Also thank you for the goodies and tea!
TonyaAshe rated for Quick Swap HappyMail #10 - INT on Apr 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely selection of postcards! I really enjoyed each card that you included :)
Eulegirl rated for 4 Teabag Swap #8 on Apr 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Strawberry pomegranate sounds especially yummy
Comment: Thank you for the viewcards! 🏞️

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MuggleMom on Mar 11, 2023:

Thanks for joining my swap for CPG Newbies!



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