Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2019 12:09 am


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

I'm NOT swapping deco books at this point in time. 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! β™₯

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.

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 and A5-sized traveler's notebook with a variety of inserts; the weekly inserts I use have Erin Condren/Happy Planner-width columns, so any of those stickers will be perfect! (I use both standard-sized and A5-sized inserts.)

  • a bullet journal on occasion

I won't ever use any stickers related to coffee, religion, school, driving/cars, drinking/parties, or hair/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 and My Time At Portia on PC. q◕ β€Ώ ◕q


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 q◕ β€Ώ ◕q

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, Tony Stark/Iron Man (comic or MCU-verse), Stardew Valley (computer game).

Misc: Planners and planner accessories, 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. Patriotic themes.

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

Wishlist q◕ β€Ώ ◕q

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

  • A5 or standard/sized traveler's notebook inserts or dashboards, especially weekly/monthly planner inserts (handmade totally welcome!)

  • thin A5-sized notebooks

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

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

  • pretty binder clips

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

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

  • cute flat stickers (especially if they're profile-based)

  • 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!)


β™₯β™₯ My lovely angels! Yay! β™₯β™₯ - @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: thank you for all the goodies i love it and i will use them in my planners
Comment: I feel like I'm constantly re-organizing my craft room! I'm hoping to eventually get the Workbox 2.0... I feel like it would get me organized better!
Comment: You have gotten a lot done this week. Well done! Wished I had a special craft room. I have to work on my kitchen table for crafting.
Comment: You have done a lot this week, very good! And then even more in your new category It was done, but... very funny.
Comment: Oh dear, did you really have -20Β°C again last week?? We only have some freezing nights - nothing unusual for a spring.
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. Wow, getting a book for only 1 dollar is something I also would not pass on. We have much better weather here already, very spring like.
Comment: It was great reading about your progress. Hihi, I can relate to your TBR woes :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing your update! Hope you are well! Happy swapping!
Comment: Maybe you should wear goggles while chopping onions. ;)
Comment: Great progress! What are you doing to make the onions less obnoxious?
anicka22 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 20 on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you, love the stamps and your note
Comment: Ah, clean curtains are great! Take care of your back!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your progress. Keep on going with the good work.
Comment: Thank you and yay for back getting better!
Comment: It seems to me that we have more shoes when it is summer - them one needs to have sandals and running shoes and gummy garden shoes and so on, while during winter, each one has just one pair of boots, maybe two. I'm sorry to hear about your back, though. :( Sounds like something my husband was operated for several years ago.
Comment: Good for you with getting so much done! You did get a lot done and should be proud of yourself. Have fun with your girls being home for the week. It may be chaotic but just remember, they do grow up and if you're like me, you'll long for those days back again. : ) Have a great week!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your accomplishments for this week. It sounds to me you have a huge freezer.
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I've already used some in my TN.
Comment: You accomplished several of your goals, even though you had that headache, awesome! I hope the headeache vanishes soon! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: I hope you get to feeling better soon, Amanda. It makes it hard when you have a lot to do and are hurting so bad that you don't want to do anything at all. (Hugs)

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stiffneck78 on Apr 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for the CPG Tag Pick 2-Global. I love what you chose for me.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


Stickerz78 on Mar 29, 2019:

Thank you for the address labels for the CPG March Wishlist!

nisforneville on Mar 28, 2019:

Thank you for the return address labels! They’re so cute!

TeaNi on Mar 26, 2019:

Thanks so much

for granting a CPG wish for me with the cute snail mail addie labels! :)

Jippiefant on Mar 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the ATCs and beautiful planner stickers for the march wishlist! I cant wait to use them!

Babycakesxo on Mar 7, 2019:

You are very welcome! I’m glad you liked it:))

lperry on Feb 26, 2019:

Thank you so much for the stickers and washi for my bullet journal that were listed on my CPG Feb Wishlist. They will definitely be put to good use!

Trinket on Feb 25, 2019:

Thank you for granting me a wish, you sent so many colourful stamps on the outside envie, and all the lovely things inside too. Wonderful.

CurlyTea on Feb 25, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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