Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2017 1:32 pm


Date Joined: October 4, 2010
Last Online: December 17, 2017
Birthday: February 24, 1985
Country: Canada
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About Me

April 2017 - Hello again, swap friends! I've been on an extended hiatus since ~May 2013 due to flaker drama, and I'm slowly making a comeback. Here's to hoping for a smooth experience this time!

PLEASE NOTE - I am not a fan of animal products. Feathers, leather, wool, beeswax, lanolin, bone, etc make me a :( face. 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 11, the other is seven.

My eldest was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January 2016. (It was a super-scary time, but she's adjusted very well.) I have to go back-and-forth between the school and home at least three times a day, plus I babysit two toddlers part-time. I have hopes of acquiring some free time one of these days, hah! ♥

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 (yes, I have two):

  • vertical Happy Planner
  • A5 planner with vertical Erin Condren-sized inserts


I used to play FFXI, WoW and GW2. My husband and I still technically play FFXIV, though my free time is minimal, so I'm not on all that often.

I do play Pokemon Go, along with my husband and our girls - it's fun to go on a Pokemon hunt together when we have some spare time! :)


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.

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. My Stephen King collection is nearly complete, yay! If you have any book suggestions, please do share.

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 very interested in deco books these days, and I'm happy to take excess if you're sending to me in a swap. I don't have any excess to send on yet myself - just my own books - but will update this if/when I do! I'm also open to private swaps to move our deco books on.

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.)


Other crafts:

  • I do pocket letters here and there, but I'm losing interest in them due to a few bad experiences. I'm hoping that taking a bit of a break from them after my current swaps are up will help me get back into them. :)

  • 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:

Colors: Tropical colors - think banana yellow, bright orange, bright green, teal, bright pink, purple, etc. I'm starting to enjoy pastels too, but only when it's a few different pastel colors together. Never thought I'd like pastel colors, but apparently, I do!

Themes: Foxes, wolves, hot air balloons, fruits (citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, pineapples, kiwifruit), cute dinosaurs, red pandas, giraffes, robots, owls, stars, planets, galaxies, cute Pokemon, takochu, kawaii (especially Hannari Tofu and other cute foods), mountains, nature scenes, leafy trees, cacti and other succulents, Hannibal (the TV series), Star Trek, cute Halloween.

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


I DO NOT like: White or very light-colored washi tape. Animal products. 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. Staple-bound deco books.

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

Wishlist ◕ ‿‿ ◕

  • A5 size planner dividers, dashboards, etc

  • deco books

  • mint green decor items

  • stamped images suitable for coloring in (preferably in black ink on white cardstock)

  • Dresden trim, Starform sticker borders

  • Prima (or similar) flowers

  • anything for papercrafting - nice quality images, scrapbook paper or cardstock, flat embellishments, die cuts, punchies, etc

  • Project Life cards (can use any, but especially need baby girl & Christmas/winter-themed cards)

  • planner stickers (any, but especially Erin Condren planner-sized full boxes/headers)

  • pressed (elongated) pennies

  • cute stickers

  • Halloween-themed twinchies (need 4 more to finish a canvas!)

  • washi tape (samples are perfect!)

  • kawaii memo sheets/sticker flakes

Tags, WTAs, etc

Current tags and whatnot:

Sending out:

  • 'Cheap Postage Tag You're It - Global' (CPG) to @bluehairedmary (sent Dec. 16th)

  • 'I collect...' tag to @bblue (sent Dec. 16th)


  • 'Cheap Postage Tag You're It - Global' (CPG) from @mgallardo68 (tagged Dec. 13th)

  • 'I collect...' tag from ???

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 |


Comment: Thanks for the sweet card and I love the ATC as well as the washi samples. Happy holidays!
Comment: Loved the cute kawaii items and the planner cards. Thank you so much and happy holidays!
kathiann rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #1 on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: I don't know if you ended up resending this ornof it just took way longer to get to me than thebother one, but it came in the mail today, which was perfect because it's the 1st! I love the swap cards and the address labels! I'm so glad that this one got to me 😃
Response: I'm so glad that it made it safely, and that you liked it! It is indeed the original send. So strange that it arrived after the other, when it was sent two days before it, and from the same post box even! I don't think I'll ever understand the oddities of the postal system. :P
kathiann rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #3 on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Love this stamp! I will be opening it on the 3rd, I can't wait! Just opened it! Love the way you did up the goodies. Thank you so much! The little note card is fantastic! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great mini pocket letter! Sorry for the late rating!
Comment: Thank you so very much for this amazing looking envelope!! Then, we opened and found all the brilliant address labels!! And, beautiful altered playing card! Wow! Thank you so much. Have a fantastic Christmas 🎁🎄🤶
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #5 on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I'm waiting until the day to open them. :)
MiekeC rated for WIYM: Countdown to Christmas #2 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the envelop. I will open it later en rerate you. 4 december: thank you for al your Christmas items. I love the adresslabels. Merry Christmas.
Chromia rated for Quick Swap October - SHARE MY STASH! on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Super cute and fun goodies! Thank you :)
galadkria rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - birds on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Love it. Thank you so much, I loved it
NiniJae rated for CPG - Flat Happy Mail (Global) on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Amanda, thanks for the really nice assortment of items you sent. That bunny notecard is adorable. Kudos to Canadapost for the awesome Supernatural Stamps. Very cool! I'm not a stamp collector, but these might just get deco'd into my personal journal. Happy swapping with you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PL! Canada has some great Halloween stamps! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully made Pocket Letter! And for the thoughtful goodies you enclosed!
Peachapatchi rated for Peachapatchi and Marryth on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Love it all! Thank you for adding Stitch to my address labels, so cute! I'll mail your stuff out tomorrow :)
evanselli rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - under the sea on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely PL, it was awesome. thanks for all the little extras you put in as well :)
Comment: The PL is *beautiful*, and I love all the little planner goodies!! <3 Thank you so much!
SoloWytch rated for Mini Butterfly Pocket Letter on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Beautiful! There just isn't any other word for it!
ChrisAnne rated for Marryth and ChrisAnne on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: THANK YOU! This was definitely a win for both of us!
Toby2017 rated for Toby2017 and Marryth on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the coloring books!!! Thank you so much for swapping me!! And if you ever need any more die cuts or anything else, just holler at me!!!
SewFun2 rated for Mini Floral Pocket Letter on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute mini pocket letter. You did a great job. I'm impressed it's your first one! I love the wire flower, very cool, thank you. :)

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Lenna on Nov 27, 2017:

Thank you for granting one of my November wishes!

adrianaclara on Nov 26, 2017:

Loved all the cute stickers you sent for my October wishes at CPG! :) Thanks hunny! You're the best!

shirleyinCA on Nov 24, 2017:

Thank you for the delightful Christmas ATC's for the CPG Nov Wish. I especially love the angel card!

renate on Nov 19, 2017:

Thanks for the nice journal supplies you send me via wishlist group. November wishes.

simcoe54 on Nov 14, 2017:

CPG: Nov'17 Wishlist - Thanks for the address labels - these always come in handy :)

susieq11 on Nov 5, 2017:

Thank you for the CPG: Envies of Randomness! I love what you sent and the stamps you used are really neat. Thank you very much!! : )

Bee1981 on Nov 4, 2017:

Awwww thank you so much for the great atc s you sxnt for the cps wishes. You made my day!!!:-)

MissTullie on Oct 30, 2017:

Thanks so much for the CPG October wishes. It's the perfect time of year to bake cookies ... I can't wait to try the cookie recipes you sent me. Peanut butter and a variety of chocolate delights ...they look so delicious. I love the ATC blanks and Kawaii memos you included. Thanks!

VivaLaDiane on Oct 23, 2017:

Thanks so much! I appreciate being thought of. xo♥♥

Bee1981 on Oct 18, 2017:

Awww, you are so welcome:-) ...today I send out another envie...the pick 2 tag:-D I Hope that you like this as well. Warm wishes <3

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