Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 10:39 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2012
Last Online: April 13, 2024
Birthday: July 18, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm Amanda! I am a 49-year-old mom to two boys, ages 17 and 20. I make hula hoops and teach hula hoop dance to adults. I'm also a laughter yoga leader. My husband and I have a home typing/transcription business. I work part-time part-time in our local department store.

I send my swaps out on time, so if you are missing yours or there is postage due, please let me know.

I have a pet cat, Millie. She loves to lick the window screens in the summer. Tastes like the outside!

I love bright colors and whimsical fun designs. My favorite color is purple. My favorite color palette is rainbow. I like all kinds of colorful cheery geometric patterns and gelli prints.

I love googly eyes. They always make me smile. One April Fool's Day (which is big in our house), I put them on household objects and food in the fridge.

I love puns and corny dad jokes, and enjoy Ann Taintor and Ranger Small Talk sticker style of sassy/snarky humor.

I love doing arts and crafts, dancing with my flow toys (hula hoops, poi, levitation wands, LED Fiberflies whip, fans), playing boardgames, playing Pokemon Go, and doing jigsaw puzzles.

We have a HUGE boardgame collection that I enjoy playing with family and friends. Some favorite games are Takenoko, Lanterns, Dutch Blitz, Backgammon, and Alhambra.

I love bookmarks, stickers, stencils, cartoon band-aids, and tea, so those are always appreciated! I love punchinella, drywall tape with holes, and things with interesting textures and holes that I can use on my gelli plate. I'm always looking for ephemera, maps, and patterned/painted papers for collage. Currently collecting decorative napkins with small images on them to collage for making faux postage. I love snarky sayings and cute smiley kawaii characters. I love shrink plastic charms (remember Shrinky Dinks in the โ€˜80s?) and mug rugs. I love dark chocolate (no nuts).

Favorite Crafts

I have enjoyed doing arts and crafts my whole life.

Right now my favorites are art journaling with stencils, acrylic paint, watercolor, washi tape, collage, gelli plate printing, and learning how to make various folded paper things from YouTube tutorials..

I also enjoy crochet projects like dishcloths, scarves, shawls, and cowls. I just finished a Dr. Who Tom Baker scarf! That was a long project with a lot of weave-ins at the end. I have mostly been making shawls/ponchos for myself and friends.

I have dabbled in many things over the years and still enjoy jumping back in some of these -- rubber stamping, sewing, origami, jewelry making, shrink plastic, mandala drawing, polymer clay.

Favorite Television

I love quirky comedies!


Flight of the Conchords

The Office

Parks & Recreation



Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (one of my celebrity crushes)

Schitt's Creek

Modern Family

Somebody Somewhere



What We Do in the Shadows

Laverne & Shirley

The Queenโ€™s Gambit

Mare of Easttown although usually crime shows are too creepy/gory for me, but this is more drama based

Stranger Thingsโ€” love the โ€˜80s references but have to watch with the lights on


Queer Eye

My favorite cartoons/kid shows are Scooby Doo, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, The Muppet Show, and Sesame Street.

I love watching YouTube and usually watch funny clips from late night TV, cute pets (Doggy Daycare Farm Trips is my current fave), concert videos, flow toy tutorials, and craft tutorials.

Favorite Music

My music tastes are very Eclectic!

Weezer, Prince, Bellaโ€™s Bartok, Justin Timberlake, Seepeoples, The Smiths, Morrissey, David Bowie, The Pixies, R.E.M., Talking Heads, The Beatles, Crowded House, They Might Be Giants, Bjork, Aimee Mann, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Cage The Elephant, Sia, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, '90s dance music, '80s music, danceable catchy hip-hop, pop, dance music, hang drum music

Most anything except classical, country, and heavy metal, although there are things I occasionally listen to from those categories as well

Favorite Teas

I am a huge tea fan and have a drawer and basket full of a variety of teas. I especially love hibiscus fruity teas (berry and citrus), rooibos, vanilla flavors, and chai.

I love trying interesting new flavors and am on the hunt for some dessert teas to try like lemon cake or chocolate teas that I've heard about.

(NO licorice/anise, banana, Earl Gray, or floral (rose/lavender) flavors though, please. Ew.)

Favorite Movies

The Princess Bride

A River Runs Through It

Pretty in Pink


Pee Weeโ€™s Big Adventure

Napoleon Dynamite

When Harry Met Sally

Ad Astra

Meet Joe Black

The Matrix

Moulin Rouge

What We Do in the Shadows

Hunt for the WIlderpeople

Anne of Green Gables PBS movies from the '90s


La La Land

The Nice Guys

Oceans 11

Guardians of the Galaxy

Favorite actors: Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd, Ryan Gosling (obsessed at the moment and love the Hey Girl memes)


Please no glitter bombs. If I have to use a vacuum, itโ€™s no longer fun happy mail! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Please no floral scented items. I hate rose scent and do not like floral teas.

No black licorice or banana or floral flavored candy or tea.

Please no religious themes or items.

Please no cheap dollar store or kiddie party favor type stuff that will just end up in the trash.

Other Random Favorites

Colors: Purple, teal, magenta, lime green, orange. I like bright and darker colors instead of pastels.



Animals: Bears, sloths, manatees, llamas, cats, big fluffy dogs (Especially Alaskan Malamutes and Samoyeds)

Baby Yoda! And The Mandolorian on Disney+

Favorite Pokemon on Pokemon Go: Wailmer, Snorlax, Eevee, Glaceon, Absol, Slakoth, Lapras, Dragonite (favorite flying type), Ponyta and Darumaka and Growlithe (favorite fire types), Mudkip, Gloom (favorite poison types), Meganium and Ivysaur (favorite grass types), Golett and Wooper (favorite ground types). My trainer code is 1655 8089 8013 (Commanda13).

Snacks: sweet and salty, potato chips, kettle corn, dark chocolate, cookies--especially chocolate chip

Favorite Types of Ephemera


-gelli prints

-paper with geometric patterns on them

-whimsical and cute Kawaii designs with smiley characters

-paper napkins with patterns and small images of interesting things on them to use for collage and making faux postage

-origami paper

-wrapping paper with cute designs or fun patterns

-dictionary pages

-children's book pages

-Bingo cards

-library cards and due date cards

-Punchinella or other texture/pattern making tools

Favorite Books

The House in the Cerulean Sea (my new FAVORITE!), The Night Circus, Where the Crawdads Sing, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, Water for Elephants, The Stars are Fire, There There, Ready Player One, 11/22/63, Cloud Atlas, Eat at Home Tonight, Sheetpan Suppers, Little Bento (Why donโ€™t other folks include favorite cookbooks on their favorite books lists? ๐Ÿ˜‚)


LahDeeDah rated for CPE DIY Decorative Papers on Mar 5, 2024
Comment: Oh wow! These papers are wonderful! I usually try to mention what I like best in a swap but I seriously love it all too much to highlight any single piece. These are so different from the papers I made. It's really fun to see how every artists puts their own spin on challlenges. I'll enjoy using these in the future, for sure. Thank you very much!
Response: You are welcome! Glad they were a hit! I had fun trying new techniques. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies. I loved the woven paper heart!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
LPasternacki rated for CPE Rainbow on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap I can't wait to use these
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Lisapotterylady rated for CPE Painty Papers on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: I love these papers ~ many thanks for such a beautiful collection!
Response: Glad you liked them!
Comment: Thank you for the cute Valentines!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine card and goodies.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome!
Lisserz rated for Sticker Slapped Valentine PC #1 on Feb 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the postcard with all the cute stickers.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful stamped images I can't wait to use them in my projects.
Response: Youโ€™re welcome! Glad you liked them!
Poeprincess rated for CPE Paper Bomb! on Jan 17, 2024
Comment: I got paper bombed! Thank you for the great selection of papers. They will definitely be used in some collages in the future.
Response: You are welcome! โค
Hell0Z0mbie rated for LSS - Music Decos on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Super fun deco! Thanks so much!
Response: Youโ€™re welcome! โค๏ธ
Catt007 rated for LSS - My Favorite Songs Ever on Jul 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the list, some great songs in there. The Crowded House song is on my list as well ๐Ÿ˜€
Response: Yay, love them., they have some fun live albums too.
camelsamba rated for HMPC: Put Wings On It on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the elegant postcard with cool postage, and thanks for the book rec!
Comment: There's no place like gnome! Love it but I think Bil is going to steal it and hang it up, he collects gnomes. Thank you
goosey rated for OMAE: DIY Van Gogh HMPC on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: thank you, amanda, for the fun painted pc! cool borrowed idea on the background!!
stephiedee rated for FJPP: Altered File Folder on Sep 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the colorful file folder, Amanda! Love the envelope too - it's going to make great collage fodder for my mail art gluebook. ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ๏ธ
Coffeeegal rated for YTPC: Easy Fold Pocket Insert USA on Aug 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Like the pattern
elinor rated for HMPC: Put a Postage Stamp on it on Aug 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazingly colourful postcard, it arrived just when I needed something cheerful :)
PrincessLeia rated for Napkin Decoupage Swap #1 on Aug 12, 2021
Comment: Thankyou Amanda for those beautiful napkins. the apples and the skulls are just awesome! Thanks also for the cute little stickers. Oops, i almost forgot to thankyou for the awesome ORANGE envelope, which i shall be incorporating into my junk journnal!
Response: Glad it arrived and you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜Š
ccmmsu rated for Holy sCrap Mail Art on Aug 7, 2021
Comment: You have very interesting scraps! Thank you for the cute house PC. I love the different textures and styles in your scrap pieces. And thank you for the book rec! It looks right up my alley, so I ordered it and hope to read it soon.
Response: Glad it finally arrived! I loved that book so much and want to reread at some point.
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Mixed Media Self Mailer on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun happy mailer mail, Amanda! I love it! From what I've seen everyone picked the same color scheme!! Anyway, Yeah, the humidity and heat are doing a number... I keep finding places and things growing mold! Vinegar to the rescue! Still prefer it over winter. lol.
Response: You are welcome! I want to make more of those! Such a fun project!

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OrigamiGrace on Jan 23, 2024:

Just stopping by to say....


stephiedee on Nov 18, 2023:

Thank you for the awesome gel prints! I especially love the ones with red...that is a color I just don't use enough for whatever reason. I know what you mean about the whole gel printing process. It's such a chore. When I win the lotto, I'll have a separate paint room in my house just for paint slinging. ๐Ÿ˜‚

stephiedee on Nov 5, 2023:

Thank you for the great stickered up Halloween card!

stephiedee on Oct 9, 2023:

Thank you for adding to and sending home my State of Mine deco! I've had lobster before and sorry to say I wasn't really impressed with it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But the fact that Maine produces 90% of the country's toothpicks is really neat! I did not know that.

MiRdLHWY43 on Aug 13, 2023:

Thanks so much for sending home hagitude. I love the page you added and I'm pretty sure I know those ladies, lol.

bigmamabird on Jul 26, 2023:

Thanks so much for the Creative Hideout gelli prints, Amanda! Love all the colors! So inspiring..!

joybells2426 on Dec 20, 2021:

I am loving my Just Because deco! Thanks for working in it. And merry Christmas!

stephiedee on Oct 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for working in my Trick-or-Treat and sending it home (with extra stickers ๐Ÿ˜ƒ) - it turned out awesome!

Hell0Z0mbie on Sep 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for your adorable page in my cactus deco! The images and the quote on it are perfect, love it! XD

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