Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2021 6:42 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2012
Last Online: March 3, 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 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 โ€˜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.

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 faveโ€”Iโ€™m on season five)


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

Schitt's Creek

What We Do in the Shadows

Laverne & Shirley

The Queenโ€™s Gambit (Who knew how exciting chess could be? Iโ€™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 red velvet/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

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


Please no glitter bombs. If I have to use a vacuum, itโ€™s no longer fun happy mail! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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, 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

-Punchinella or other texture/pattern making tools


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC, it shouts Spring! Loved it and the sweet note. Think I will save the tea til tomorrow, when it drops to 25ยฐ for a high temp. Your gnome is adorable!
Response: So glad you liked it! Hope the tea warms you up. Brrrr.
sweetgypsy rated for AMA: Heart Shaped ATC on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Received your heart shaped ATC today. "Follow your Heart" Thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
tristitia rated for CR: USA- Heart ATC or PC on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the PC - your gnome stamp is adorable!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard! I love the memory. Thatโ€™s how I feel about zentangles. :)
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the Valentine and the cute extras. Your gnome stamp is cute.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for this cute winter PC! We happen to be having a green winter this year with some snow days! We are going into a severe storm this weekend with winds up Into 60 K and 20 ft seas. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry. Addendum: I received the cute resend today. Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you got it! Curious to see if the original one I sent ever shows up! Thanks for the heart. Addendum: Thanks for the update! Iโ€™m glad they both arrived. Double the fun mail. ๐Ÿ˜
Wingsofgossamer rated for Tea For Thee # 87 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Hi, Amanda. Thanks for the cutie pie tea swap. <3
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
arystotle rated for One Deco - February on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you,the deco book is cute
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked it.
Comment: Thank you for the woven heart and the goodies and sharing your story. I have similar memories!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the gell-printed envelope full of goodies! :) I've never made one of these woven hearts before...I really like it! Happy Valentine's Day! :)
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
teddygirl rated for SSM: January Stickers on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Great stickers Amanda, little Addie is gorgeous! I'm not sure what puzzle stickers are I'm sorry?? But I'm sure I'd love them! Good luck with your new president! ๐Ÿ˜€โค๐Ÿ’œ
Response: There are two brands that make a lot of the sticker puzzle books. One is Sticker Mosaics and the other is Paint by Sticker. My favorite ones though are made by a different company and are called Animetrics and Geometrics. Hope you can find one! I'm sure you'd love it too. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much, Amanda, for the awesome envelope of goodies! I love how you decorated the envelope and the Valentine is so cute! Thank you for the wonderful weaved heart, the heart cutouts, and the stickers. Maybe after the pandemic we can meet up for a crafting session--we're not far apart! I hope you and yours are well and safe!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’—
Response: Yes, that would be fun to meet when this calms down! Thanks for the heart! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Valentine envelope! I have that same sticker book. I loved it all. I too am a suckered for cutesy.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the cute valentine and the extras. Love the decorated envelope. I have not made a woven heart. One thing I remember doing in school is decorating a brown paper lunch bag to be a mailbox.
Response: Yes! I remember decorating a tissue box to make a mailbox. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for adorable cat in a mask (I sent cat in mask, to my partner, too) love the extras . Stay safe
Response: You are welcome! Hilarious that you had the same design. Thanks for the heart.
vcox rated for YTPC: Fringed Hearts: USA on Jan 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such a thoughtful swap. I never knew Prince had a paper doll. I would love to do a purple themed paper crafting swap with you in the near future.
Response: A purple papers swap would be fun! Thanks for the heart.
addieixmarie rated for Kawaii ATC HDHP #3:: Pusheen on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Amanda! Thank you so SO much for this adorable ATC!! I just love it with my entire heart! I also just ADORE the cute stickers you also sent me, I can't even explain how happy it made me when I opened this today! I do play Pokemon GO! I would love to add you as a friend on there, this evening I will send a friend request to you!! :) Yay! I am so happy right now, I appreciate you so much! Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart! Sending love, Addie<3
Response: Yay! Glad you loved it! Thanks for the heart!
Mimi7 rated for Junky Junk Jams on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Amanda Thanks for the very nice Jams to work on and send on their way. Thanks for the lovely marbled paper that you made!!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!
PegOGood rated for Junky Junk Jams on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I really like the papers you included. They are so pretty. I am going to make a junk journal using stuff that has been made for me and I will be including them in that. Happy Swapping
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for passing along this deco. I am already wondering what to add to it. The marbled paper is beautiful! Thank you for gifting it to me:) Happy swapping!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!

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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!

Artstamper on Feb 20, 2021:

Thank you Amanda, for your fun painted and valentine RAK! It was a Happy surprise.

bigmamabird on Feb 19, 2021:

Amanda, thanks for the sweet OMAE Valentines RAK! Reminded me so much of school valentines from oh so long ago! It arrived right beside the OMAE sticker bomb PC, with the theme of Valentines again, so fun, thanks again! Hope ya'll are doing okay over there, we have been expecting more snow than we have been receiving lately so that's good.

Tigerlilyknotwise on Feb 18, 2021:

Thank you for the fun OMAE Valentine RAK! The little woven heart is so cute and I love this bee sticker :)

RockyBeach on Feb 17, 2021:

Thank you for the sweet woven Valentine's heart RAK! That hedgehog card is super cute. :)

Poftoffel on Feb 17, 2021:

Thank you for the super sweet Valentines RAK! What a happy surprise in my mailbox!!

beachchicken on Feb 16, 2021:

Thank you Amanda for the Valentines RAK! It was very sweet! ๐Ÿ’œ

sweetgypsy on Feb 15, 2021:

Thank you for the nice Valentine's surprise OMAE RAK!! I received it on Friday, it was so sweet of you to include me. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. โ™ก

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