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Date Joined: October 4, 2010
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: February 24, 1985
Country: Canada
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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 11, 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:

  • a standard-sized traveler's notebook with a variety of inserts (my main planner, at this point)

  • 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!

Latest game obsession: Stardew Valley 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.

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 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.)

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 。◕ ‿ ◕。

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

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

  • Halloween/Christmas-themed paper crafting supplies (papers, stickers, ribbons, embellishments, etc)

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

  • thin waxed thread, any color

  • 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

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

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

  • Project Life cards

  • planner stickers and charms

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

  • pretty or profile-based stickers

  • interesting fibers

  • embroidery floss, any color

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

Tags, WTAs, etc

Current tags and whatnot:

Sending out:

  • Nothing right now.


  • Nothing right now.

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 |


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. :)
Dsweeny rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #6 on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you sweety! As always, your decos and pages are awesome!
Whippet rated for CPG July Send Any Deco - Global on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you Amanda for the July Deco Book, beautiful & vintage themed Decos you sent to me for the swap. Looking forward to decorating a page in each.
VivaLaDiane rated for FS: Flat Happy Mail #2 on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: HOLY COW! I am definitely excited to have had you as a partner. Happy mail by the gobs!! Thanks so much for making my day. You're amazing!! xo♥♥
bluesky rated for CPG - Flat Happy Mail #3 (Global) on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: :)
Comment: Thanks again for another great deco book!
fbresnah rated for Time to Move Those Deco Books! #5 on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful decos and extras. These will surely keep me busy lol.
simcoe54 rated for OOO: Pick Your Prize on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the stamps. Good for my collection.
Comment: Thanks so much! It will be fun adding to these!
Comment: Thanks for the Decos :D
ByJQ rated for CPG Flat Planner Goodies #2 - Global on Aug 15, 2018
Comment: This was such a great envelope of planner goodies. This time of year I am jumping back in full force for back to school and soccer and such. So fun to have new things to use! Thank you!!
shirleyinCA rated for Quick Swap - Your Choice on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: I got this swap mixed up with another - so am reposting. I enjoyed the postcards you sent and thanks also for the cute paper doll stickers - they are adorable! Nice postage on your colorful envelope, too.
Hotthreads rated for Move 2 Decos on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you loved the Snoopy deco.
Aladyjackson rated for Move 2 Decos on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: I got the decos! Thx!
Rosekoala02 rated for 2 Unthemed Decos #2 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks a bunch!

Rating Overview

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Moni on Sep 20, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely wish you sent me, it's very pretty!

ladyaries7 on Sep 19, 2018:

Thanks so much for the christmas labels! perfect! wishlist--september wishes

mejulia on Sep 17, 2018:

Thank you for the great address labels for my Sept. wishlist, they are perfect!

ChrisAnne on Aug 15, 2018:

Thank you for the great FOPS Swaps Pick 2 tag.

elluzki on Jul 19, 2018:

Oh wow Amanda, what an amazing mail day <3 Ty you so much for the ATC RAK, and cpg wish <3 This envelope made me very happy and i feel spoiled! Lots of love and light your way! Elina

sojourner on Jul 17, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful ATC RAK

shirleyinCA on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you, thank you for all the delightful ATC's for the CPG forum RAK! They are wonderful and you matched my Paris and travel themes perfectly. Cute swap card, too!

zurdoswifey on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you so much for the envie of awesome you sent for my June wishes in wishlist group

Everything was great....Have a fantastical weekend =)

marinda on Jul 10, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the wonderful ATCs! They are awesome. I loved that most are Christmassy. :) Thank ms again. :)

MSturgill87 on Jun 25, 2018:

Thank you for the amazing collection of ATCs for my June wishlist. The elephant and giraffe ones are my favorite.

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