Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 9:49 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2012
Last Online: September 25, 2023
Birthday: July 18, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm Amanda! I am a 49-year-old mom to two boys, ages 16 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 ‘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 am working on a Tom Baker Dr. Who scarf at the moment!

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



What We Do in the Shadows

Laverne & Shirley

The Queen’s Gambit

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

Stranger Things— love the ‘80s references but have to watch with the lights on


Somebody Somewhere

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, Bella's Bartok (my current fave -- a LOT of fun to see live), 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 Wee’s Big Adventure

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


Oceans 11

Guardians of the Galaxy

Favorite actors: Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd, Ryan Gosling


Please no glitter bombs. If I have to use a vacuum, it’s no longer fun happy mail! 😂😂

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 don’t other folks include favorite cookbooks on their favorite books lists? 😂)


Hell0Z0mbie rated for LSS - Music Decos on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Super fun deco! Thanks so much!
Response: You’re welcome! ❤️
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 😀
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. 🌈❤️️
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! 😊
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!
Comment: I really like the way you used the stencils - I feel like I'm learning something looking at this :) Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: The Bellossom ATC is so cute! Thank you so much! :D
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
bigmamabird rated for FJPP: Paper Art Doll on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: What a fun swap this is! I love your doll, and her pocket heart, colors and stripy legs! Thanks so much for making her for me! It got really hot and humid here too, almost finished me.... We are getting some much needed rain now. Phew.
Response: Our flowers are grateful for the rain this weekend. You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
toni rated for UHM: Paper Scrap on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: Lovely stuff! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
AliceH rated for Tea For Thee # 100 on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the teas and the extra washi! I really like the way you packed the teas! :)
Response: You are welcome! Glad they arrived safely. Thanks for the heart.
Poeprincess rated for FJPP: Zetti HMPC on Jun 26, 2021
Comment: Love this Zetti! Thank you for a great swap!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
StagKing rated for FJPP: Paper Pack on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the AWESOME paper pack! I can’t wait to craft and use these pieces in my art!
Response: You are welcome! So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
ccmmsu rated for Flying Butterfly on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Funny story: I opened the card and found the butterfly in two pieces with a broken rubberband, and my immediate thought was, "Oh, thank goodness!" lol The same thing happened with the one I sent to my partner. :) And, yes, I had to make a couple and use a lot of trial and error to get one to kinda sorta work. I had a lot of fun with this swap, though, and I love your butterfly! The colors are so pretty. I'm going to replace the rubberband and have fun with it. Thank you for all the work you put into this, for the pretty butterfly, and for the cute stickers, too!
Response: Oh bummer the elastic broke! The ones I received were duds too. I can get the butterflies to flutter a bit on the table but not actually fly. I’m convinced the ones in videos online are fake. LOLOL Oh well! It was a fun experiment. 😊
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Triple Pocket Inserts USA on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: Oh this little triple pocket is so cute! Thank you Amanda. Love the paper you used and the little goodies you had tucked away for me. And your idea of filling the little notebook with collage papers was brilliant - I will definitely use those. Thanks so much for a fun swap!!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart.

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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 😃) - 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

orneryswife on Aug 30, 2021:

Every garden should have shrooms and a gnome!!😃

orneryswife on Aug 30, 2021:

Thank you for your fun contribution to my deco, In the Garden. Every garde

MiRdLHWY43 on Aug 16, 2021:

Thank you for the super fun Richard Scary addition to my free style deco. That's pretty much how my family show up anywhere:)

wolfeagle on Jun 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for working on my Collaboration Pc. You worked on it for Collab #93...back in 2020 and it just made it home. The blue flowers and gold dots you added made the perfect base for a blue seahorse/ocean themed postcard. It's great.

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