Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2019 11:48 am


Date Joined: October 4, 2010
Last Online: January 19, 2019
Birthday: February 24, 1985
Country: Canada
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About Me

Probably not hosting any more deco book swaps, at least for a while. Please do not send me any deco books to pass along!

PLEASE NOTE - I am not a fan of animal products. Please do not send me edibles/potables of any kind, including tea. Thank you for your consideration! ♥

I reached 1000 hearts on June 28th, 2012 - yay for happy mailboxes!


Hi, mystery reader! I'm a happily married mother of two girls - one is 12, the other is eight.

My eldest was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January 2016. (It was a super-scary time, but she's adjusted very well.)

I babysit two toddlers and a baby full-time. I have hopes of acquiring some free time one of these days, hah! ♥

I'm a chronic insomiac, and cold weather tries it's best to kill me. I'd gladly hibernate through the winter if it were even remotely viable. I absolutely HATE being rained on, and I'm predisposed to hating gloomy days, especially if it's chilly outside.

Our herd - Two cats (Zoey and Koopa) and two dogs (Bowser and Ellie). We said goodbye to Boo in 2013. :(


Planner stuff: Yep, I'm one of those day planner-crazy people. (It's fun, and keeps me both organized and motivated. What's not to love?) I can always use planner stickers and such.

My planners:

  • my main planner is a standard-sized traveler's notebook with a variety of inserts; the weekly inserts I use have EC/Happy Planner-width columns

  • a bullet journal (I make the columns the same width as the Erin Condren/Happy Planner columns, so any of those stickers will be perfect!)

I never use paperclips in my planner (though I do like pretty binder clips, since they don't crimp the paper, and planner charms are always fun!), and I won't ever use any stickers related to coffee, religion, school, driving/cars, drinking/parties, or hair/manicure/spa stuff.


I used to play FFXI, FFXIV, WoW and GW2.

We have both the NES and SNES Classic consoles - I love those things, when I actually get a chance to use 'em! I do play Pokemon Go as well.

If you're an active Pokemon Go player and would like to add me to your friends' list, please do PM me - I'd be happy to exchange gifts with more people regularly! I'm very active outside of winter...winter and I don't get along all that well.

Latest game obsessions: Stardew Valley, My Time At Portia and Verdant Skies on PC. 。◕ ‿ ◕。


I do monthly meal planning, mostly for my family rather than myself. (They're quite omnivorous, and I'm not.) I don't know how I managed before I started meal planning, and I wish I'd started sooner! It makes things so much easier, both in terms of food prep and for grocery shopping. I'm always looking for new recipes to try, especially for main dishes.


TV -- It's VERY rare for me to watch TV at all, and when I do, it's probably on Netflix. I enjoy Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I was sad when the Hannibal series was cancelled. :(

Movies -- Like TV, it's very rare for me to watch movies. When I do, I'm open to almost anything, as long as it's not over-the-top senseless violence/gore-y. I used to LOVE horror movies, but after having kids, I just can't watch 'em. I have an intense dislike for "chick flicks". My genre of choice these days tends to be action or sci-fi - bonus points if it's funny.

Books -- I read a TON, whenever I get a few minutes to myself. I'll read anything I can get my hands on - I read too quickly to be very choosy. My books of choice are generally fantasy, sci-fi, horror or mythology-based, and I've developed a fondness for paranormal romance lately. My Stephen King collection is nearly complete, yay! If you have any book suggestions, please do share. I definitely prefer actual, physical books rather than e-books, though I do read in both formats.

Music -- My musical tastes are incredibly eclectic. My playlist bounces between anything from (old) Weezer to Etta James to Opeth to Operation Ivy to Beethoven. Current favorites: Howl by Florence + the Machine, Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde.

Deco Books & Other Crafts

I'm not currently interested in swapping deco books - if it isn't for a swap, or returning a full deco of mine (I can dream, right?), please do not send me any deco books!

Themes I probably can't tackle: anything hand-drawn/painted, steampunk, zetti, anything particularly dark. (I have nothing against these themes whatsoever, they just aren't styles I can pull off.)

I seriously dislike corner-stapled deco books, and deco books with really bulky embellishments. If I have to send a single deco book as a package rather than letter mail, it's too bulky. (And I'll have to pay way too much to mail it.)


Other crafts:

  • I dabble in a bunch of other crafts: various paper crafts, cross stitch/needlework, simple sewing with felt, playing with seed beads, etc. I totally can't knit, crochet (unless single crochet chains count, hah!), or quilt, though I do wish I could!

  • I still make ATCs for other people once in a while, though pretty much only needlework ATCs. I should have a few examples of these in my gallery over at ATCs For All, if you're curious.

  • I am no longer collecting inchies, twinchies, or ATCs/APCs. The only twinchies I'm interested in are the few listed in my wishlist to finish a canvas. I have some NOT made by me (some inchies and twinchies, and a LOT of ATCs/APCs) that I'd be happy to trade for something else - take a peek at my wishlist and let me know if you're interested, and if there is a particular theme(s) that you're looking for.

Likes and Dislikes 。◕ ‿ ◕。

I like:

Preferred colours:

  • mint green (my favourite!) and soft pink, especially together

  • pastels (especially with a little pop of gold/silver/copper)

  • rainbow colours

  • pink and grey together


  • Animals - foxes, wolves, red pandas, servals, giraffes, owls.

  • Fruits - citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, pineapples, kiwifruit.

  • Other themes and whatnot - hot air balloons, Gorjuss, arrows, geometric patterns, stars, planets, galaxies, mountains, nature scenes, leafy trees, cacti and other succulents.

  • Cutesy things - cute dinosaurs, kawaii (especially Hannari Tofu and other cute foods), cute Halloween, cute Pokemon, takochu.

  • TV/games, etc - Hannibal (the TV series), Star Trek, James Bond (the Craig movies only - Bond and Q are my favourites), Stardew Valley (computer game).

Misc: Planners and planner accessories, Project Life, deco books, Pokemon Go, washi tape, reading, cross stitch, making things, music, BJDs, sunshine, gardening, cooking, learning, video games.


I DO NOT like: White or very light-colored washi tape. Foam anything. Animal products, including feathers. (Images of feathers are fine.) Hazelnuts. The color red. Aspartame. Black licorice. The smell of smoke or incense. Converty-religious stuff. Toe, knee-high or thigh-high socks. Realistic squirrels, horses, or deer. Twilight. Anything circus-related. Dicing onions, ugh. Deco books bound with a staple in the corner. Patriotic themes.

I'm phobic of: Clowns, eyeballs, flying bugs. (Butterflies are okay.)

Wishlist 。◕ ‿ ◕。

  • washi tape (any, but especially the really narrow stuff)

  • standard-sized traveler's notebook inserts or dashboards, especially weekly/monthly planner inserts (handmade totally welcome!)

  • ribbon (any, but especially the wide, non-grosgrain stuff)

  • seed beads or other small beads, crimp beads, tiny charms, jump rings

  • anything for papercrafting - nice quality images, scrapbook paper or cardstock, stamped images, flat embellishments, die cuts, punchies, paper flowers, Dresden trim, Starform sticker borders, etc (seasonal stuff totally welcome, even if it's off-season)

  • anything for a bullet journal and/or traveler's notebook

  • Gorjuss Girl stamps or stamped images (preferably in black ink on white card stock)

  • pretty binder clips

  • planner stickers and charms (I can always, ALWAYS use more planner goodies!)

  • Halloween-themed twinchies (need 2 more to finish a canvas!)

  • fingerless gloves; I'm almost always wearing them (handmade is more than welcome!)

Tags, WTAs, etc

Current tags and whatnot:

Sending out:


  • CPG Random Envie tag from @Sazza (tagged Jan. 6th)

Flakers. :(

It makes me sad that I have to add this section, but here we go. I'm only going to list swaps which DO NOT have an angel at the top. (It was getting way too big otherwise, which is sad.) I have never once had a flaker make up a swap for me, and I'm veryVERY thankful for my lovely angels! Flakers and angels for other swaps will be listed separately. And another big THANK YOU to those lovely folks who angel things for people who get flaked on - people like you make swap-bot a better place! :)

(Everything to date has been angel-ed - yay!)


♥♥ My lovely angels! Yay! ♥♥ - @NaughtyElf | @piglet59645 | @yunasy | @susieq11 | @Mar1l1ze | @Juliajae | @TeaNi | @Tommie | @choke | @Rejoicing | @KatarinaNavane x2| @craftyish | @ladyb | @chelle523 | @PJ | @sostenson | @VivaLaDiane | @hlwolfe72 | @thisismeAXiD | @Beckster | @Cristin91 | @aliceinconverse | @Pashanista | @CrystalZ

Flakers! BOO! @mysistersdress | @layoutsfromtheheart | @Najean | @Stephiebear1234 | @Tigger679 | @TheArtistChick (on two swaps!)| @Mechanix | @SJsCraftyMom | @EllaBella (deleted account)| @CherylCraftCabin | @Creepygirl | @FickityTwists | @savvygal | @SIEN | @MoominStar9 | @ncfriend | @JenniferKaos | @emayees | @unvlmom | @jmvav (account deleted) | @luv2cre8 | @KaliTracer (on THREE swaps!) | @luckygurl13 |


jeka396 rated for Random Envelope 5 on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the random envie, I really enjoyed all the stamped images!!
Stargazer008 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 18 on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Hello again. :) Thank you for your wonderful envie filled with all the lovely bits' n' pieces. Lucky me!
Stargazer008 rated for Random Envelope 4 on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great envelope filled with randomness. And now have a nice evening.
Comment: Thanks!!
Comment: Thanks
fbresnah rated for TAG! You're IT on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for all the great stickers!
TeaP rated for Unthemed Deco Books - Quick Turn-Around on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the decos and extras.
Rosekoala02 rated for Make 2 Unthemed Decos #11 on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: They are cute! thank for send extra goody. <3
elluzki rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 17 on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Oh Amanda, what an amazing selection of stuff you sent again. This definitely brightened my gray and rainy day <3
Tamawi rated for Two Deco Books to Two Partners on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the new decos!
TeaP rated for Two Deco Books to Two Partners on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great swap.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Send Any Deco Bk - Global on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! Another fun one to decorate!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the extra James Bond photos! That was super nice of you, I will choose mine for my entry then send the rest off to Aurora’s since I am sending her some decos. Thx again!
TeaP rated for Deco Book & Labels #2 on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great swap.
Bridgette rated for Time to Move Those Deco Books! #6 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of Decos!
silvermoonsnake rated for Deco Book & Labels #2 on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks <3
user6937 rated for OOO: Pick 2 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Nice package of wanted items, thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the decos.
Comment: 9/6/2018-Ty ever so much for the deco books. I will send them out soon. Happy swapping.
simcoe54 rated for OOO - What do YOU want in a trade? on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcards and postage stamps. :)

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HippieChick on Jan 17, 2019:

I am so happy to have helped brighten your day! Glad you enjoy it. 😊

simcoe54 on Jan 16, 2019:

CPG: January Wishes -- Thanks for the wonderful postage stamps and postcards. I absolutely love the tractor postcard.

TeaNi on Jan 12, 2019:

Thanks so much

for granting a CPG wish for me with the fun assortment of notecards! :)

hazelwitch3 on Jan 5, 2019:

What a delight to find your ATCs in my pigeonhole this morning! They are really lovely and it was so nice of you to send them to me for my December wish. Thank you!

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


nisforneville on Dec 29, 2018:

Thank you for the CPG December wishlist items! I will definitely find a use for the blank postcards, and the Halloween stickers are cute!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 14, 2018:

Thank you for the cute recipe cards and twine from my CPG November wishlist (yes, it just arrived!!) Much appreciated!!

simcoe54 on Dec 10, 2018:

CPG: November Wishes - Thanks for the used postage stamps. Perfect for my collection.

Whippet on Nov 21, 2018:

Thank you Amanda for the amazing box full of Deco Books you sent to me. Wow, the Deco Books are incredible. Will be pleasure to decorate pages & send the books on to other Deco Book swappers.

miyi on Oct 26, 2018:

Glad you received the RAK… was starting to wonder whether it got lost!

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