Swap-bot Time: July 14, 2020 4:23 pm


Date Joined: July 31, 2011
Last Online: May 19, 2020
Birthday: June 9, 1989
Country: United States

About Me

Hello!! My name is Ashley and I'm absolutely crazy about reading, arts, and crafts...unlike most girls who own more shoes and purses than most can fit in their closets (although I do actually have a decent collection of shoes now...lol), my library and art supplies stocks grow at a much faster pace than my wardrobe does! I'm a recent graduate from UCLA, and I was an English major, so it goes without saying that I love to read (see section below!). I was on something of a swapping hiatus while in school because of lack of time, and even though I'm still tight on the latter, I'm super excited to begin easing back into it!

Favorite Music

I really love a lot of music from a lot of different genres (with the exception of most rap and electronic/disco). Here is a list of some of my favorites, not necessarily in any particular order. I apologize ahead of time for the lengthiness...:P *Muse *Yellowcard *Billy Joel *Silversun Pickups *Band of Horses *Lifehouse *Matchbox Twenty *The Calling *We The Kings *The Maine *Josh Groban *Michael Buble *Chris Isaak *Led Zeppelin *Heart *Journey *The Cure *Bon Jovi *Bryan Adams *Coldplay *Edwin McCain *Elvis Presley *Five for Fighting *The Fray *Foreigner *Hoobastank *Andy Grammer *Elton John *Phil Collins *Jason Mraz *James Blunt *Melissa Etheridge *The Shins *Madonna *Red Jumpsuit Apparatus *Linkin Park *Lonestar *Boyz II Men *Bruno Mars *Counting Crows *Celine Dion *Cheap Trick *Berlin *Debussy *Craig Armstrong *Hans Zimmer *James Horner *Savage Garden *Duncan Sheik *Enrique Iglesias *Frank Sinatra *Colbie Caillat *Jewel *Kelly Clarkson *Maroon 5 *Michael Jackson *Backstreet Boys *N'Sync *Norah Jones *O.A.R. *The Script *Switchfoot *Train *Scores from musicals: -Les Miserables -Phantom of the Opera -Wicked -Spring Awakening

Favorite Books

I absolutely love reading!!! I know I'm reiterating that one, but there you go. English major...I obsess. :) Here are some of my favorites. Be warned: some are from my childhood, but I promise others are more recent and more "mature" :) *The Scarlet Pimpernel *All Harry Potter *The Picture of Dorian Gray *The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler *The Girl With the Pearl Earring *Rebecca *Jane Eyre *Dog Meets God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead *To Kill a Mockingbird *Lord of the Flies *Matilda *The Witches *The BFG *The Glass Menagerie *Pride and Prejudice *Wuthering Heights *Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist *The Great Gatsby *The Crucible *The Virgin Suicides *Winter's Bone *The Hunger Games *The Friday Night Knitting Club *A Bend in the Road *Message in a Bottle *The Choice *The Rescue *The Last Song *Night *Drown *pretty much any Shakespeare *LOTS more :)

Favorite Movies

Alrighty, same drill - here they are: *To Kill a Mockingbird *Garden State *Breakfast Club *Just Friends *Saved *50/50 *He's Just Not That Into You *Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist *17 Again *Look Who's Talking *12 Angry Men *Dead Poets' Society *The Princess Bride *P.S. I Love You *Beauty and the Beast *Aladdin *The Sword in the Stone *Peter Pan *The Little Mermaid *Tarzan *101 Dalmatians *Tangled *Finding Nemo *Anastasia *Fools Rush In *Love Actually *The Holiday *Les Miserables *Uncle Buck *My Girl *Bruce Almighty *Charlie Bartlett *Just Like Heaven *Legally Blonde *Dirty Dancing *Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights *West Side Story *A League of Their Own *Juno *Two Weeks Notice *Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1,2 *all Harry Potter *Overboard *Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl *The Devil Wears Prada *Center Stage *A Walk to Remember *Driving Lessons *How to Train Your Dragon *Despicable Me 1, 2 *Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian *Stick It *The Hunger Games series *The Heat *10 Things I Hate About You *27 Dresses *Mean Girls *Sixteen Candles *Say Anything

Favorite Television

*Project Runway *Once Upon a Time *CSI: Crime Scene Investigation *Girls *Craft Wars *Ace of Cakes *Cake Boss *Boy Meets World *All That *That 70s Show *Scrubs *How I Met Your Mother *The Big Bang Theory *Say 'Yes' to the Dress *Good Luck, Charlie *The Mindy Project *New Girl *a great deal of stand-up comedy

Favorite Crafts

I've sort of dabbled in a bit of almost everything, and my focus can shift between them sometimes, but here are the ones I have spent some time with: *scrapbooking *beading *knitting *crocheting *painting *drawing *needlepoint/plastic canvas *cross-stitch *painting ceramics (think Color Me Mine ^_^) *home stuff (ie decorating and painting different things)

Other Random Favorites

In addition to all of the above, here are some of my other random favorite things:

*butterflies! I love butterflies! If you saw my room, you'd understand...lol

*anything Disney (Disneyland is my favorite theme park of all time)

*on that note, "Beauty and the Beast" is my FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE

*Adam (Beauty and the Beast), Phillip (Sleeping Beauty), Eric (The Little Mermaid), and Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert (Tangled) are my favorite Disney princes. :P

*colors: burgundy, deep purple, forest green

*my absolute favorite musical OF ALL TIME is Les Miserables!!

*MINIONS!!! Have you hugged yours today? :)

I also feel that I should mention a few of my celebrity crushes, given that I'm just silly like that ^_^: Jackson Rathbone, Rupert Grint, Kevin McHale, Ryan Gosling, Justin Long, Cary Elwes (early...think Princess Bride), Jeremy Hays, Sam Claflin, Shane West, Matthew MacFadyen, Jon Heder (sometimes), Liam Neeson (my 'older man' crush lol),...and I'm sure there are a few more :) A few of my favorite female actresses would include Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kat Dennings, Emma Thompson, Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway, and more...

*Just a general note...I'm a pretty hopeless romantic - so when it comes to hugs, love, kissing in the rain...(I know, very cliche lol)...I love it all :)

*I will continue to update this as I remember more! (as if you really need more to read...lol)

Wish List

All the things I would love:

*rhinestones *fibers and ribbon *fun and/or colorful brads *glitter *metallic accents - bottlecaps, etc. *stickers/rub-ons - mostly alphabets, flourishes, and/or flowers

I love working in dimension - it's very rare that I'll send something that's completely flat - so anything along those lines is fabulous :)

Also, anything to do with Disney, falling in love (see "hopeless romantic"), butterflies, minions, or anything under my "favorites" section is golden!

Please, NONE of the following:

-anything political -anything to do with major sports teams (nothing against them...I just don't really follow sports at all) -anything too heavily scented


I put a lot of effort and love into everything that I make and send, and I appreciate when others do as well. This includes sending on time. I do my best to make and send everything as early as possible (usually within a few days of the sign up date), so if you don't receive something I was supposed to send you, please message me first so I can either check up on it or explain myself. :)

Similarly, I understand that life gets in the way sometimes, so if you can't send your item by the due date, just send me a message - I promise not to rate until I receive the swap, and I promise to be fair. As long as I receive it within a reasonable time and it follows the criteria of the swap, I will still grade as though it came on time :)

Just please note* - if a swap is sent late (especially if it's VERY late), I won't include a heart in my rating (unless it was the mail's fault...I understand it can be screwy sometimes, especially during the holidays). I think it's just fair to those who do get it out on time.

Also, I PROMISE TO RATE!!! :) If for some reason you don't receive a rating from me within a reasonable amount of time after sending the swap, message me so I can double check that I received it, and rate accordingly. UPDATE - OCT/NOV 2013 I recently moved, so my address changed (it has now been updated), but my old address may have been the one given to some people in my swaps over the past few weeks. All my mail is in the midst of being forwarded to me, so please bear with me - I will rate as soon as I receive everything!!!

Happy swapping!!!


dobiegirl rated for Bible Verse swap #8 on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the uplifting note and the touching verses
jessielightyear rated for Musically on Nov 4, 2015
Comment: Thanks for sharing! The Cup of Life is a good guilty pleasure!
suntattoo rated for 12 Books To Read on Oct 14, 2015
Comment: There was a lot of inspiration in your book list. I can't wait to look each one up and get a taste for it!! :)
meganporter789 rated for 12 Books To Read on Oct 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
AdorablyDead rated for Musically on Oct 13, 2015
Comment: Oh my goth, as soon as I read your favorite songs I immediately started singing Come To My Window. Love that song,and love your song list.
Pei04 rated for Musically on Oct 11, 2015
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers! I will listen to the songs that you mentioned in your email :)
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing, I know quite a few if not most of your songs :)
marymary914 rated for ATC Series Rainbow #2 Red on Jan 30, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the neat card and the cool earrings!!
Response: You're welcome! I'm sorry it took so long, but I'm so glad that you enjoy them. Thank you for the heart!
Teddybear rated for ATC Series Rainbow #1 Title on Jan 9, 2014
Comment: Hi Ashley, I received your swap today and like what you did with the markers. Thanks for the butterflies. One of my favourites! Happy New Year!
Comment: The cards are great; I love them! Thank you!!!
Ktbug77 rated for Disney ATC #1 -- MICKEY MOUSE on Dec 8, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much! I apologize for just now rating this. You must have mailed it the day you got the assignment. What a great card! For a beginner like myself, it was a great example of what to do.
sherba31 rated for Notebook / Journaling on Dec 2, 2013
Comment: I will send back your journal this week. Here's to a fun penpal friendship!
pandakitty rated for Disney ATC #2 -- MINNIE MOUSE on Nov 18, 2013
Comment: I grinned from ear to ear when I looked at Minnie. Thank you so much
Response: Oh I'm so glad! Classic Minnie is one of my favorites...so I'm really happy you liked what I came up with :)
AEdge rated for Pillbox Surprise - Banned Redux! on Nov 15, 2013
Comment: I absolutely loved the paper you used to decorate the pillbox! It was a fun 7-days of surprises. Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome, I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: I received the cards today. Thank you very much, I love the meremaids on it :)
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you like them!
Comment: I'm a big fan from james walsh. How cool!! Thanks for sharing :)
Response: No problem, and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! :) That's so awesome you share your birthday with Johnny Depp! He's beyond amazing. :) I also love Natalie Portman!
Response: Haha me too. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. This was fun !
Response: It was a lot of fun, I agree! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sending this so quick! I love Natalie Portman! I share my birthday with Rod Stewart and pretty much no other famous people! I have birthday envy!!
Response: I scored a birthday jackpot, I guess...lol. But Rod Stewart's pretty awesome too! Thanks for the heart!
smarsha50 rated for Rock Music Lovers #1 on Nov 5, 2013
Comment: Thanks for all the links and suggestions! Looking forward to working my way through them. I went ahead and copied you on my list, too, even though you weren't one of my partners. I'm going to see the Muse in Rome concert movie tomorrow. SO EXCITED!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!

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AEdge on Nov 1, 2013:

The pillbox arrived today, I'm looking forward to a week of little surprises! I'll be back in a week to rate, thanks!!

bruin2013 on Aug 1, 2011:

Thank you so much! I'm super excited for them both ^_^

luminescentlove on Aug 1, 2011:

Welcome to Swap Bot. I'm glad you've decided to join two of my swaps as your first swaps. Enjoy!

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