Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 10:04 am


Date Joined: July 20, 2021
Last Online: June 18, 2022
Birthday: January 2
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, my name is Ashley. I am a 35 year old wife and mother to six. I have recently started creating and journaling again. We moved to a pretty isolated area right before Covid hit, and I have been wanting to reach out and connect with others who share a love of creativity, stationery, journaling, hand lettering, calligraphy, etc.

I often feel like a scattered page novel with no real linear progression since I have hopped around in regards to careers and studies. I was an archaeologist, anthropologist, podcaster, cashier, and speaker. I am also starting to breed corgis after owning them for a number of years. The one main thread I would say is philosophy and classical studies.

I currently homeschool my children since we move often and the stability outweighs the time investment. Homeschooling also allows me to share my passion for global cultures and cuisines, art, history, mythology, and so much more with my children. One thing that I wish I didn't have is my sailor sass mouth...one too many bombs have been dropped.

Favorite Music

I have an eclectic taste in regard to music. I prefer vinyl over digital as a general rule.

Classical: Philip Glass is my modern favourite.

Other favourites include: Radiohead, Tom Petty, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Weezer, Tori Amos, Band of Horses, Mumford and Sons, Bobby Vinton, Conway Twitty, and I listen to a lot of music from my Roma hertiage.

Favorite Books

I read an awful lot of nonficiton on a regular basis; however, I was a prolific reader of ficiton in my school days. I even read my entire middle school and high school libraries...I had a friend or two I swear...LOL

Favourite genres: mystery, mythology, philosophy, psychology, spirituality (anything really) , ethnographies, classical studies.

Favourite authors: Agatha Christie, Matt Haig, Anais Nin, Henry Miller, Henry James, Ayn Rand, Ken Follet, Arturo Perez Reverte.

I also love to read cook books!

Favorite Crafts

Journaling and commonplacing have been a main stay throughout my life. I have recently gotten into collaging and junk journaling.

I am also starting to learn how to draw and paint with watercolor/ gauche.

Paper crafts, lettering, and letter writing are also a common way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Themes I love

I love the idea of looking at someone's profile and building a swap that will spark joy. It seems pointless to send something that would not be enjoyed.

Some themes I love:

-vintage ephemera

-Astrology, crystals and galaxy

-vintage botanicals/ animals

-Vintage lace, floral and tea time, coffee

-Gothic, spooky

-Travel and international


-William Morris designs

-kawaii themed and Asian designs

-Art Deco/Art Nouveau

-dark academia


samsstuff rated for RAKS ~ February 2022 on Mar 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely RAKs, you did a great job with them!
Comment: Hi Ashley, thank you for sharing the interesting facts about the Pascha holiday. Take care and stay healthy!!
Kirkdebb rated for RAKS ~ January 2022 on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything you picked out for me!! Such thoughtful gifts! Thank you!!!!
Response: I am so glad! I had so much fun shopping for fabric!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for January Birthdays! on Dec 30, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh thank you SO MUCH for the gorgeous antique ephemera you sent for my birthday! I am SO excited to decorate my January journal with these gorgeous items! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!! Such a beautiful surprise and one I will cherish! xx Thank you again.. so absolutely LOVELY!! xx Gabi
Response: I am so glad you loved it!
CraftyShana76 rated for RAKS ~ December on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: I wish I could give you a million hearts!!!! TYSVM!!!! So generous!!!! So amazing!!! I absolutely love the washi!!! I love simply guilded! Thank you! Merry Christmas 🎄🎁
Response: YAY! I agonized over the choices! I was so excited to surprise you with it. Merry Christmas!
shellbee8 rated for The Moon on Dec 16, 2021
Comment: This was such a great swap! Thank you for sharing such fun goodies! I love it all!
Comment: Lovely letter!! Thanks!
ariestess rated for St. Nick's Day Swap - US on Dec 5, 2021
Comment: OMG! If I could, I would give you way more 1 heart! I opened my gifts yesterday, on my birthday, as it was the tradition in my family to have St. Nick come then. I am absolutely in love with that mug and can't wait to try the teas in it! And those little chocolates sound heavenly! Thank you SOOOOOO much!
Response: I am so glad you loved it! I had so much fun shopping for you. Happy birthday!
shoediva rated for International PenPals - Fall 2021 on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: I will write you back. I love the stickers.
carrotkate rated for Pretty Writing on Pretty Paper #6 on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: This was a good topic to write about! I enjoyed hearing your enthusiasm for The Mahabharata. I've only heard the tales in chunks (mostly as they relate to the asanas) so your letter was inspiring. It's on my TBR list now!
samsstuff rated for RAKS ~ November on Nov 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely gifts! I especially like the tea pot!
Sweetrizzo44 rated for October 2021 Journal Swap on Nov 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful journal! It is filled with love and I will keep it forever. The journal is so beautiful that no words can describe it. Thank you again! Take care and keep on swapping... <3 and V (love and peace)!
mkaylee455 rated for Decorated Envie and Note #11 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and note! They gave so much serotonin!
Comment: Hello Ashley, thankyou for the halloween pieces - its so good to get things from other countries! Loved the envelope too!
tcornell rated for Pretty Writing on Pretty Paper #5 on Oct 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Groku143 rated for Planner Stickers Swap on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Ashley, thank you so much you went above and beyond on this swap I wish I could give you two hearts!! :) Cant wait to play with these goodies :)
Response: Yay!! You got it! Enjoy playing.
Comment: Thanks so much for this swap I loved opening it!
pattiairel rated for RAKS ~ October on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: I wish I could give you 100 red hearts!!! OH My Your package was amazing Thank you so much for all your kindness♥♥♥ Everything was amazing...Lacy loved her package. That was so sweet of you to include her!!!
Response: Oh, I am so glad you loved it! I had so much fun at the pet store picking out toys. It was a pleasure to be your partner again.
MCGalaxy rated for Holiday Fun - November on Oct 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sending this swap. The packages look so beautiful that I'm tempted to wait until December to open them. Is there anything that will be expired if I wait 2 months to open them? I don't get to open much at Christmas time
Response: The one for Guy Fawke's Day will expire and so will the biggest one for Dia de Los Muertos. I am so glad you got the package! I hope you like everything in it.
rifkasorah rated for For the love of Pen Palling on Oct 17, 2021
Comment: Will write this week, ty

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Kirkdebb on Jan 26, 2022:

The sea turtle fabric came!!! It is gorgeous! I absolutely am in love with this print!!! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

Zefaniya on Jan 9, 2022:

I have a letter reply & a RO wish going out to you tomorrow :)

Zefaniya on Jan 9, 2022:

Thank you for the gorgeous Christmas cards & stickers! Have a good week! =)

Tricia22 on Jan 2, 2022:

RAKS Dec wishes- Thank you for the Christmas card, You have a beautiful family. Happy New Year!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2021:

grammypammy on Dec 28, 2021:

Thank you for the Christmas card of your precious family!

Hugs, Pam

CraftyShana76 on Dec 21, 2021:

OMG!!! TYSVM for the simply guilded washi!!! I am in heaven!!!! Thank you!!!!! Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

Zefaniya on Dec 20, 2021:

Thank you for the November RO wish! I will respond soon =) Happy holiday!

DinkySparkle on Nov 25, 2021:

Happy Thanksgiving

Zefaniya on Nov 18, 2021:

Thank you for the RO November wish! I would love to be penpals at some point so I will save your letter for when I can reply. Maybe we can match up at some point & become friends on Animal crossing =)

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