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Date Joined: October 4, 2010
Last Online: October 18, 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 (with a deluxe cover, which I'm glad I sprung for!)
  • A5 planner with 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.

Likes and Dislikes ◕ ◡ ◕

I like:

Colors: Tropical colors - think banana yellow, bright orange, bright green, teal, bright pink, purple, etc. I'm also fond of emerald green.

Themes: Foxes, wolves, hot air balloons, fruits (citrus fruits, strawberries, pineapples, kiwifruit), cute dinosaurs, red pandas, giraffes, robots, owls, stars, planets, galaxies, cute Pokemon, takochu, kawaii (especially Hannari Tofu and other cute foods), leafy trees, cacti and other succulents.

Misc: Planners and planner accessories, Project Life, 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. Mobile phones. 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. FBs or anything like them. Twilight. Anything circus-related.

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

Wishlist ◕ ‿‿ ◕

  • A5 size planner dividers, dashboards, etc
  • 4x6 recipe cards
  • Project Life cards
  • planner stickers
  • pressed (elongated) pennies
  • baby girl-themed scrapbook supplies
  • scrapbook paper/cardstock
  • background papers for pocket letters
  • cute stickers
  • Halloween-themed twinchies (need 4 more to finish a canvas!)
  • flat embellishments
  • die cuts
  • washi tape (samples are perfect!)
  • kawaii memo sheets/sticker flakes

Tags, WTAs, etc

Current tags and whatnot:

Sending out:

  • CPG 'Pick Two - Global' tag to @fairypretty7 (sent Oct. 18th)

  • 'Pick Two - Canada only' tag to ???


  • CPG 'Pick Two - Global' tag from @Bee1981 (tagged Oct. 14th)

  • 'Pick Two - Canada only' tag from @CrystalZ (tagged Oct. 18th)

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 |


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: 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. :)
fluffyjunk rated for Woodland Critters PL on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Hi Amanda! Your gorgeous PL arrived today. It is soooo cute!!!! I love what you made for me! :D The idea with the stamps is fantastic and you use so adorable stuff to make the decoration! The squirrel-paper is awesome! And I will definitely copy the idea with the ripped paper... :) Thank you so much!!! And the goodies! I appraciate you swapped with me!
Lexidh rated for QUICK tried and tested recipe #61 on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you =) Not sure I'll ever use it though, it is just SO easy to buy ready made ;P Sorry about rating so late!
TakenByChance rated for PS: Postage Stamps for PLCs on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: One of the most fun stamp packages I have gotten to sort through!!! Every single stamp was clearly picked for me! And there were sooo many!!! Also, I get so excited when I receive Canadian stamps! I send so many stamps out, however, since so many swaps are international, I don't often receive the newer Canadian ones!! Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you 💙💜💚💛❤️ Anytime you have more stamps to trade, keep me in mind, I would happily swap with you again.
CrystalZ rated for Floral Pocket Letter on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful pocket letter I found in my mailbox today! I love the rainbow idea you ran with and executed perfectly :) The stamps you used in a few of the pockets was a great idea too! I always forget to use my hoard of postage stamps but I will try to remember to use them in the future as your pockets are very cool. Also, thank you for the extra colouring pages and the address labels too...there are so many! I look forward to swapping with you jn the future...if you ever want to swap again just let me know!
spicemom rated for QUICK tried and tested recipe #61 on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Hi Amanda Thank you for the yummy recipe Spicemom
kathiann rated for QUICK tried and tested recipe #61 on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: I love chocolate pudding! Thank you for sharing!
Lexidh rated for QUICK tried and tested recipe #59 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Sorry about the late rating, my inbox is a mess!
Comment: Great timing. Just talking about carrot cake at lunch today. Sounds yummy! ☺
Comment: they ´re lovely ...
Comment: thx for the wonderful APC´s
Comment: thx amanda and sorry for the late rating ...but I´m moving to a new house and their was so little internet time that I forgot you to rate ...

Rating Overview

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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

fluffyjunk on Sep 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cool stuff you send me for the Pick 2-swap!!! My son loves the stickers (he already decorated the windows in the living room) and today was the 11th birthday of one of my neighbors... The kids were SO excited about the tattoos! ヽ(゜∇゜)ノ

The PL backs will be used for one of my next halloween projects. They fit perfect!

shirleyinCA on Sep 21, 2017:

Thanks for a whole sheet of wonderful Halloween ATC's! They are all detailed and so well embellished and I am thrilled with my CPG Wish!

Toby2017 on Sep 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful pocket letter full of ATCs!!! I love them!!!!

2bneat on Sep 16, 2017:

I am enjoying the tea you sent for Sept Wishlist group. Thank you♥

juhninja on Aug 28, 2017:

Oh my goodnesss! Thank you for the lovely ATC's. I wasn't expecting so many. I cant wait to gain my own collection. If you need any washi samples or anything let me know! Thank you <3

Fenix825 on Aug 19, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the two envelopes of inchies/twinchies! Funny - I got envelope 2 first, but saw it said "2 of 2" on it so I waited until today and got your note.

I really appreciate it!

tiggerkitn25 on Aug 18, 2017:

Thanks for the assortment of profile themed ATCs from my CPG August wishlist! I really love some of them! =)

CrystalZ on Aug 17, 2017:

I received the whole sheet of wonderful atc's in my favourite themes that you sent for my August wishlist! Thank you for making my mailbox bright today :)

Paige1900 on Aug 17, 2017:

Thank You for the wonderful CPG Wishes! I love it all!

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