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Date Joined: October 4, 2010
Last Online: March 17, 2018
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, especially stickers sized for the vertical Erin Condren planner columns.

My planner is an A5-sized planner binder with vertical Erin Condren column-sized inserts. As such, I can use A5-sized dividers/dashboards, and EC planner-sized stickers. ♥

I never use paperclips or the like in my planner.


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.

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 stapled and/or corner-bound 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 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: I like color in general - happy colors are good! I really like mint green and soft pink. For color combinations, I like pastels, rainbow colors, or pink and grey together.

Themes: Foxes, wolves, hot air balloons, fruits (citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, pineapples, kiwifruit), Gorjuss, 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, 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. 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 。◕ ‿ ◕。

  • washi tape

  • your favorite tried-and-true recipes, especially for main dishes & side dishes

  • pre-packaged seeds (vegetable, herb, flower, whatever - I like gardening, and my kids like planting things, so all are welcome!)

  • anything for papercrafting - nice quality images, scrapbook paper or cardstock, flat embellishments, die cuts, punchies, paper flowers, Dresden trim, Starform sticker borders, etc

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

  • 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)

  • cute stickers

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

  • note cards, with or without envelopes

  • striped baker's twine

Tags, WTAs, etc

Current tags and whatnot:

Sending out:


  • 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 |


Hotthreads rated for Deco Books - International 5 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Cute! I loved the punchies thanx!
Tamawi rated for Last Page Deco - March on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the decos. I'll send the one home soon. I appreciate the stamps on the envelope.
Hotthreads rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #2 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the decos! Just got them today. Crazy snail mail. :0)
Rosekoala02 rated for February Holiday Deco on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you!! :)
Hell0Z0mbie rated for FS: Deco Books on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Fun decos! Thank you!
Cupcake436 rated for 4 GREEN Things for my Planner! on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Dsweeny rated for Newbie and Seasoned Decos - Feb #2 on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great decos sweety! Always awesome to get yours.
fairyduster53 rated for Artistic Decos - February on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Great decos!! Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you!:)
Comment: Thank you!
piashlara rated for Deco Books - International 4 on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for your swap!!
Comment: Thank you for the decos!!
Comment: thanks for the deco :) And also for the planner sticker :)
Tamawi rated for Last Page Deco - February on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the deco and blank labels. I'll happily complete and return this book!
Rosekoala02 rated for Rosekoala02 & Marryth #2 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: I love them! Thank you!! <3
Babycakesxo rated for Make 2 Unthemed Decos #5 on Feb 6, 2018
Babycakesxo rated for Make 2 Unthemed Decos #6 on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Decos. Cute kawaii stamp on the envelope!
Comment: Thanks for these, great stuff! I love the girl boss at work and the cute little movie popcorns- definitely needed those! Thanks for doing this swap with me :)
Fenix825 rated for FS: Flat Happy Mail on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of goodies!

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MissTullie on Feb 25, 2018:

Amanda ...Thanks so much for the CPG February wishes you sent me. I love the adorable Kawaii memo notes, stickers and stickers flakes. What a great surprise envie ...so much fun!

limetteandlove on Feb 23, 2018:

Thanks so much for the CPG ATC RAK, really appreciate it! <3

spotteddogs on Feb 21, 2018:

Hi Amanda -

I am dreadfully late in getting out my “thank you” for the CPG holiday card RAK you sent for Christmas. 2018 started a bit bumpy, and l apologize for the late appreciation note. It was so very thoughtful!

Hope all is well in your world!

freespirit66 on Feb 21, 2018:

Thank you for the variety of washi tape samples! Looking forward to using them in my bullet journal. Loved how you decorated the envelope and the many different postage stamps. It was so much fun looking at your creativity in decorating the envelope and presenting the washi tape! My daughters were both intrigued with the envelope and wanted me to open it right away. Your letter was definitely the highlight of the day!! :)

sherba31 on Feb 21, 2018:

Thanks a bunch for all the atcs you sent. I appreciate that you sent themes I collect even though I didn't mention them. Have a terrific day!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 19, 2018:

Thank you for the deco book from my Feb CPG wishlist! Aha!! Looks like fun - I will add a page and send it on. I'm inspired to host a few at CPG too.

Swan on Feb 16, 2018:

Thank you for the eight ATCs for my February Wishlist! I'll add them to my display.

mariamichelle on Feb 15, 2018:

Thanks again for the great planner stickers. They will be put to good use.

simcoe54 on Feb 12, 2018:

CPG: February Wishlist - Awesome - pressed pennies. Love them - thank you so much!!!!!

Tryph on Jan 21, 2018:

Thanks for the small winter notebook from my January wishlist. It’s perfect.

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