Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2020 4:23 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2012
Last Online: November 23, 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). My trainer code is 1655 8089 8013 (Commanda13).

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: Thank you for sharing bots of your beautifully colored gelli plate prints with a Cookie monster theme! I love it so much and chuckled when I read that you had a Friesian horse hanging out at your pizza shop recently! 😂
sweetgypsy rated for Googly Eye ATC or PC on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Love the ATC. Thanks so much! :)
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: So cool! Thank you for a fun envelope! :)
AutumnAcorns rated for Bookmarks and Tea USA only #2 on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea and awesome bookmarks!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart.
RockyBeach rated for TPS: Mail Art - October 2020 on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your spooky card! I hate spiders but your stamped ones are so cute! :)
Response: Glad it wasn’t too spooky. Thanks for the heart.
orode rated for Pass and Paste #79 on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: Cute kitties Can't wait to pass it along Olga
elflady rated for Pass and Paste #78 on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: I love the way this postcard is going. Ilook forward to working on it and thanks for your contribution.I love the card and envelope. Take care. elflady
Response: Glad you like it so far. Thanks for the heart.
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard - 25 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Hello received your swap today..... what a nice P & P postcard.... I shall add to it and send it home....thanks for the halloween stickers and the great Charlie Brown card. Nice swap.... many hearts to you.....
chimerix rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 4 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun Halloween ATC - I especially love the background! And thanks for the stickers. Aloha
AmookIslandCreations rated for Art with Triangles on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: I love this PC! Thanks for choosing my favorite colors off paint chips! I like using hem too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: What a fun Halloween postcard, and It arrived on Halloween! I love the collaged background and the spooky cutouts.We don't usually get very many trick-or-treaters, so I wasn't surprised that we had none. I also adore the vintage postage you used! Thanks again for a fun and festive swap!
Response: So perfect that it arrived on Halloween! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for WIYM: Halloween Themed ATC on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: I love your ATC!! Its awesome!! super cute stickers too! Thanks so very much! What a fun swap!!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
Tessssssa rated for Collaboration #89 on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card, I will add something and send on.
ellie rated for SSM: Ink ATC #2 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful inked ATC. I must have had a senior moment and firgot to push the send button
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the fun autumn deco and stickers!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!
HollyBear rated for One Deco - October on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the deco. I love the stamps you used on the envelope. The PO postmarked it on the bottom with their Energy Awareness stamp and it looks like the skeleton stuck his feet in an electrical outlet!
Response: That is hilarious that it lined up like that! 😂😂
Comment: I got your washcloth! It came last week. I thought I had rated, but with sooo much going on with my family, it must have slipped my mind. It was a lovely dishcloth, I was very excited to use it. Thank you sooo much!!!
Response: Oh good! I'm glad it arrived safely! <3 Thanks for the heart!
Amelia rated for Artistic Decos - 9/2020 on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Beautiful!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Kalalinga rated for CPG Sept Move a US Deco - US Only on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute little deco and the puzzle. I can craft and keep my mind sharp too! (Hopefully) 😊
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
suuslk rated for Zentangle ATC + 6 stickers on Sep 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely ATC and the Extra’s! I really like them both.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!

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kiddomerriweather on Nov 4, 2020:

Thank you for working on my "Bananas" deco in OMAE! I love the partying bananas. You helped make my little experiment really special. =D

ittybittykitty on Sep 20, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


bigmamabird on Aug 5, 2020:

Thanks for working in my Flower Time zine! I just love holding a collab work in my hands when it comes home, so cool to feel the energy and see what peeps have done...

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...

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