Swap-bot Time: April 3, 2020 2:22 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2012
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: July 18, 1974
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm Amanda! I am a 45-year-old mom to two teenage boys, ages 13 and 16. 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. And I work part-time in the town library in the children's room.

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.

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 sassy/snarky humor.

I love doing arts and crafts, dancing with my flow toys (hula hoops, poi, levitation wands, 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. 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 I’ve diving into the ATC deep end, thanks to this website.

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

Flight of the Conchords

The Office

Parks & Recreation

Girls (my current fave—I’m only on season three)


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

Schitt's Creek

What We Do in the Shadows

Laverne & Shirley

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, 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, 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), and chai. (NO licorice/anise or floral (rose/lavender) flavors though, please. Ew.)

Favorite Movies

The Princess Bride

A River Runs Through It

Pretty in Pink

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

Favorite actors: Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt, and for the moment--Adam Driver


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

No black licorice or banana 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, Mudkip

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

Favorite Types of Ephemera


-gelli prints

-paper with geometric patterns on them

-whimsical and cute Kawaii designs with smiley characters

-origami paper

-wrapping paper with cute designs or fun patterns

-dictionary pages

-children's book pages

-Bingo cards

-library cards and due date cards


suepier rated for Anything Goes PC Swap #2 on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty postcard.
Response: You are welcome!
C3lemon rated for SPRING TEA SWAP + ATC on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Thanks so much! Love the card and I hope you are staying healthy and staying not stir crazy still! -Al
Response: You are welcome! Stay healthy!
Comment: Hi Amanda, love the green washi postcard you sent- it's really pretty! Thanks for your note too- it's nice to get a snapshot of how people are dealing with this crisis. Glad your creativity is keeping you afloat! Be well and happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Super cute PC came today thank you ❤️ cheered me up to have such colour in my mail box. The textures of the paint under the washi is very clever
Response: Wow, that arrived so quickly!
Tamawi rated for Pass and Paste #72 on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fresh card - such potential!
shellybuckmeier rated for Junk Mail Collage ATC swap on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC!
Response: You’re welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the nice teas and note Poor you - stuck at home with three boys,lol! Hope you have a crafting room all to yourself:)
Response: I have an art table in the corner of our dining room, and frequently cover the dining room table too if I’m doing something that takes up space like sewing or gelli printing. 😊
Comment: Hi. Thank you for the posrcard. I love that quote by Andy Worhol:-)
RockyBeach rated for Monochromatic Mail Art-Aqua on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Oh, lovely aqua hexagons! I love hoe good it works with the white background. Real calming. :) Thank you! And also thanks for the music suggestions, I will explore them in the next days.
Response: Those punched shape mosaics are so fun to make. Glad it made its way to you so quickly! :-)
Comment: Thanks for this excellent PC! It made it though the mail, with only a little watermark on one edge. Thanks for using my favorite colors! Please stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad it made it up to Alaska! Be well.
GummiBear rated for Dangling Birds on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank youuuuuu. Loved it
vontakk rated for Anything Goes PC Swap #4 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Love this!!! Thanks so much! I do aerial yoga too and want to get into lyra and some acro fire acts eventually! My poi are LED helix poi so you can take them out of the cases and attach micro lights to them to dance with! So much fun!! I'm sure I could learn a million things from you! I definitely want to get into the levitation wand someday too!
Response: I'm not familiar with the Helix brand, but that sounds fun! I have the LED Pod Poi by Flow Toys. Flow toys are so fun to dance with!
ladymcgingerton rated for Sticker Slapped PC #2 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Hi Amanda! Thank you for the pretty PC. I loved the stickers! -Virginia
ktk8 rated for PNS: Pass and Paste Postcard – 19 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Hi.... GREAT fun card to add to...... Washi tape F U N....... I have been to Bath.... what a beautiful place you live... hope this finds you well and HAPPY.....
Response: Cool that you have been to our town! :-)
derakisu rated for AAA: Sender's Choice on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for creating this Bulbasaur ATC for me ! I love it to bits. What a beautiful gelli background. I'm still intimated by my gel plate, so I love seeing what others can do. Thank you also for joining Game Start. I hope you'll have fun with us.
Response: Yay! I was so excited to see a Pokemon on your list of likes. I'm addicted to Pokemon Go. :-)
Comment: Amanda I still watch “the boys” stooges forever! I love your card! The background is great.., the cut out words and heart so cool... and the transfer so clever and creative thanks so much! Love the friendly note ... it brought a great happy smile! : ). !
Response: So glad you liked it! You are welcome!
Winegeek rated for OATCs: “Owl” Be Seeing You on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Such a wonderful ATC, and your envelope was a work of art in it self. Thank you!
Response: Aww, thanks. You're welcome! Hope you caught the "easter egg" on the ATC. The background paper/painted text still revealed the words "soaring overhead" and so I tried to keep the owl below that when I glued it on, because it was so perfect! :-)
MarieS rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #6 on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Hi, Amanda! Thank you for the postcard that arrived today. I love your handmade design! Regarding having to use your husband's old account, just be glad the username wasn't something like c0uchp0tat0 or chopperswapper2872329. ;-)
Response: LOLOLOL You're right! Could've been worse! At least it's short and starts with an A. Just doesn't match my IG name.

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stephiedee on Apr 2, 2020:

Thank you for the colorful ladies postcard! That's a great rubber stamp. You ever want to do a stamped image swap, let me know. 😉👍

stephiedee on Mar 25, 2020:

Thank you for the great paper bomb, Amanda! I'm going to be adding some things to my gluebook now. 😊 I especially like the Florida map and the rainbow ribbon. And the Richard Scarry book page is too cute (I distinctly remember the firefighter page from my childhood...weird what sticks, lol).

bigmamabird on Mar 4, 2020:

Your MMH ARty Envelope hopped over here quick time! Love that you did all the suggestions... nothing beats taking things over the top in mail art! I'm not kidding when I say that, I love the challenge of taking things over the top. Hmm, mostly with just mail art though... My favey bit is the inquisitive booby looking bird. Many thanks, Amanda!

Poftoffel on Feb 29, 2020:

I’m so happy you like the ATC’s so much! Your comment made my day, thank you! :D

kiddomerriweather on Feb 27, 2020:

Thank you sooooo very much for the OMAE MMH ATC Tag! It's my very first Dolly ATC and I love it! I love how you incorporated Blackout Poetry and a green haired girl with it. You did an AMAZING job!

stephiedee on Feb 15, 2020:

Thanks for the tip on the leaves! I did go vein side down, but I think they didn't work so well because I was using fresh leaves. I should probably let them flatten and dry out a little bit to get more of their texture. 🤓

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