Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 3:04 am


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Stationery & Kawaii FOR SALE

Current Events & Notes

7 November 2017
I am slowly re-entering the world of swap-bot. Currently, my main focus is my health and ongoing recovery from a head injury so I have slowed down a lot, but I am indeed present :) Slow and steady, as they say! :)

On Swapping
In my family, ideas pertaining to giving have been handed down from one woman to another. My Gma instilled in my Mum, and she in me, that giving, truly giving, should hurt a little bit. It's easy to send away or give the things that we do not like or do not want. It may be as small as using my last piece of favorite stationery to write you a letter or as big as sending you something I'd really love to keep for my own collection, but I hold the aforementioned giving rule near and dear, and therefore, my swaps always hurt me a little bit. Why do I share this with you? Because you deserve to know that when I send my outgoing mail, I have invested my time, my energy, and myself into it.


Friends on the 4th 5K - July 4th, 2018

Special Olympics: Law Enforcement Torch Run - 2018

10th Annual Dempsey Challenge 10K - September 29th, 2018

Maine Marathon - Half Marathon - September 30th, 2018

Completed 2017 EVENTS

Tough Mountain Challenge - July 29th, 2017!

Color Me Rad 5K - July 15, 2017! (28:12)

Friends on the 4th 5K - July 4th, 2017 (33:12,2)

Special Olympics: Law Enforcement Torch Run - June 07, 2017!

Safe Voices 5K to End Domestic Violence - June 3, 2017! (32:06)

I'm a group founder! I am currently founding: Idiosyncratic Unicorns

Favorite Crafts

I am a crafter by hobby, and I so enjoy making little gifts for family, friends, and my pen pals. My favorite crafts are those I create with duct tape. I also love perler beads, embroidery floss, loom bands, latch hook, and quilting. I also quite enjoy paper crafts, especially making my own envelopes! I have recently started to learn how to knit and crochet and origami as well. I also love to color!

Favorite Books

I am a voracious reader! I wish I had more time to devote to my extensive reading list/book collection, but I have many hobbies demanding my time and attention. I do make time daily for reading; I have a book, in progress, in just about every room of my house!

Ironically, I do not have a favorite book . . . yet! However, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness comes close! One of my favorite authors, also a Mainer, is Stephen King. Other favorite authors: Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Joe Hill, and John Saul. I love the horror genre, true crime, and the classics!

I have recently discovered and am absolutely wild about graphic novels! I'm (off and on) reading The Sandman, Locke & Key, and Wytches.

I have been dedicating more of my time and efforts to my Goodreads account: updating my progress, rating books, and writing reviews.

Currently reading:

-In A Dark, Dark Wood

-All the Light We Cannot See

-A Clash of Kings

On Deck:

-20th Century Ghosts

-American Gods

-Dog Company

-The Woman in Cabin 10

Favorite Music

I can read notes, and I play the flute. I'm teaching myself the guitar and the ukulele! I listen to music (almost literally) ALL of the time. I have a varied taste, but I respect all genres even if I don't tend to listen to them often. A couple of my favorites are Eric Clapton and Joshua Radin (who I've had the pleasure of meeting twice)! I have Radin lyrics in one of my tattoos :)


Some of my absolute favorite things in life . . .

PLATYPUS (my absolute favorite animal), peacocks, owls, cats, dogs, cows, sharks, octopus, UNICORNS, flamingos, and any big-eyed animals.

I fell in love with NYC and can't wait to return!!

Notes, symbols, lyrics, instruments.

ANYthing nautical and under the sea related: anchors, mermaids, sharks, octopus, helms, and knots especially.

I love the unusual, creative, and inappropriate. (Language and the human form do not offend me - colorful language and nudity is encouraged! lol). Though I am not easily offended, I still prefer not to receive anything blasphemous in nature.

Creepy/eerie, horror, supernatural, mythological. I love the color pink! I love pickles! I also love sugar skulls and pin ups, pineapple and banana decorations/themes (but no flavors or scents of)

Police, military

Stationery: letter sets, memo sheets, and sticker flakes. Favorite character: Kamonohashikamo.

I have only 1 cat and 1 dog now; I am sad to report that 2 of my cats and my rabbit have died in less than a year. I really like it when people send me photos of their pets - I have started a photo album of pets :) It brings me much joy and happiness!!


My favorite postcards to receive:



Other animals: Peacocks, cows, owls, cats, unicorns, ANY animal with BIG eyes

-Nautical: especially mermaids, anchors, octopus, ships, helms, knots, SHARKS

-Sugar skulls

-Police and/or crime related

-Psychology related

-BRIGHT colors, PINK

-Music: sheet music, instruments, treble and bass clef

-Pin ups

-Odd/inappropriate/unique/weird/funky: I am NOT offended by nudity, language, etc. I know that sometimes we come across such cards and never know who to send them to... ME. Send them to ME :D I happily accept profanity and nudity.


-Note about homemade cards: I like homemade cards when it's been made FOR me especially.

About Me

My name is Amy Elizabeth, I am 32 years of age, and I live on the east coast (Maine!) of the U.S. I was born and raised here; recently, I moved from the city to a small town with less than 3,000 people! I have BAs in Psychology and Criminology and CJ; professionally, I am a crime analyst. I may be behind the scenes, but I too bleed blue.

I don't exactly dance to the beat of my own drum, but there is that pesky drumline following me around :) I am quirky and accepting of such. I am clumsy and not so accepting of such. I am compassionate, friendly, driven, motivated, organized, perhaps a bit selectively obsessive-compulsive, shy, sometimes self-conscious, vibrant, creative, affable, a perfectionist, optimistic, probably annoyingly enthusiastic, and slightly neurotic regarding to-do lists.

Hobbies: I am an avid snail mailer and pen pal extraordinaire, a runner and athlete, a bibliophile, musician, crafter, collector, and a novice blogger.

I am content and happy with the life that I live, though I oftentimes daydream about more time in my day so that I can accomplish all of my loves.

General FYIs

If you do not receive a swap from me, please message me before rating me poorly. Also, human error does happen despite precautions. I ALWAYS have my swap mailings weighed at the post office before I mail them out. If there is ever an issue, please do let me know, but be kind and suggest a resolution. Swap-bot can be a very fun experience but only if everyone is treated kindly and with respect.

I mark 'sent' after I've compiled a swap and it's ready to go out on/during my next PO run. I go to the post office DAILY, with the exception of Saturdays.

I always, always, ALWAYS rate. If you're waiting on a rating from me, it's because I have not received your swap. I log in to swap-bot and rate as I open my mail. If you are waiting for a rating from me, message me, and I'll double-check to be sure that I have not received the swap.

Admittedly, I'm not fantastic at responding to the ratings that I receive. However, I assure you that this does not make me any less appreciative :)

List of Wishes

Items I always love to receive (in good condition, of course). This is by NO MEANS a demands list or a list that implies that I would not like items that are not featured/listed here. I just know how useful it is for me to read what my partners love the most, especially when it comes to de-stashing type swaps!

LOOM BANDS!! I create bracelets to send to various children's hospitals each month, whatever I can get made in a month's time. SO, supplies for this endeavor are always welcomed!! :)

Duct and washi tapes




Pens (esp. gel pens!)


Perler beads

Project Life cards


Pins and magnets


Pin ups

Magnetic notepads

Tea (Favorites: mint, chocolate, lady grey, darjeeling, spicy).

Sealing wax and wax seals

Decks of cards


Craft twine/string


Knee socks

Shaped paper clips

Rubber stamps

I LOVE the dish towels that go on sale for $1 when they're out of season




Notes of motivation/encouragement/humor that I post at work.



Pineapple & banana (Not to smell and / or eat though, please!)


Flakers & Non-Raters

I'm fair when it comes to dishing out ratings, and this applies to poor ratings too! You need not fear that I will rate you poorly just because life happened and a swap was late or lost during its voyage AS LONG AS YOU CONTACT ME. If you've ignored my attempts to contact you, and you have not been online for 1-2+ weeks since the swap deadline, then I am going to rate as is appropriate - at that point, it's on you because I've done my part.


Comment: Yay! I can't wait to see what I got! Thank you!!
widelo123 rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #2 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Amy, thank you for the Christmas cards. Shirley
Response: You're very welcome!
marinda rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #1 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much! Cute cards. :)
Response: You are quite welcome! Thank you for joining!
kdm1181 rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #1 on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Thank-you for the absolutely adorable cards! I can not wait to use them and I totally plan to join more of these swap series! β™₯️β™₯️
Response: I am so glad you like what I sent and want to join more! Thank you for the positive feedback and the heart!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #56 on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the artsy leopard PC
Response: You're welcome! Thank you so much for the heart!
JadeFan rated for IU: QUOP PC_Nov on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ventriloquism postcard.
Response: You're welcome.
pernie123 rated for Just Write #14 - Poem on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the interesting poem written on the pretty paper decorated by you. Good verse! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart! I think I was most excited that I could decorate accordingly :)
Scrybe rated for IU: SOC_Nov on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the letter and tea. :-)
Response: You are welcome! :) Thanks for joining ... and the heart of course! :)
Comment: Thank you for your card in the lovely decorated envelope! I haven't opened it yet actually! Trying to decide where to display my cards this year!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I hope you will like it when you open it - I was happy with the envie decoration too :)
Poohtat rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt - Your Ideas #8 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. The little β€˜hanging out’ is so adorable!! Thank you for the others as well fellow Mainer!
Response: You are most welcome! :) Thank you for the 5 & <3!
TakenByChance rated for IU: QUOP PC on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: I adore this postcard! So bright and colourful and full of all sorts of random awesomeness! Thanks for sending it my way! πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’›β€οΈ
Response: I am SO happy you loved it!! I'm always pleased when a PC I love goes to a good home :)
pahasiga rated for HFF: 30 Day Challenge on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your letter! I'll confess I usually try to find as easy challenges for myself as possible. ;) Not that they end up too easy anyway...
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating! Appreciate all your contributions to the HFF group!!
shelleym rated for IU: SOC Sept. #2 on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: Automatic heart for the movie quote. But the rest was decent too. HAAA!
Response: LOL. Thank you!! :) I love how I can share ANY quote with you :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of Nautical goodies!
Response: You are most welcome! I had so much fun putting it together. THANK YOU for the heart!
JudalineZ rated for IU: Unicorn Craft on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: love the pen!
Response: Thank you, so glad you like it!!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Sorry to hear about your episode during the challenge. I hope you recover well and quickly!
Response: Thank you for the heart!! I am getting there, but it's never as fast as we'd like, I'm afraid :( :)
Scrybe rated for IU: SOC Sept. on Sep 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you !
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for rating!
kathiann rated for IU: MC Sept. on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: HA! This is awesome! I see so many of the "you were so hot and flirting with me, I swear" ones it's not even funny. I read one where the guy was looking for his waitress who had smiled at him...yeah, she was just doing her job. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Hehehehe, thanks for rating!! I thought it was hilarious also - girl was just trying to get a workout in, not get married lol :)
skydancer rated for A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the intriguing images!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart! :)
goinjenny rated for AN An Animal From ......... on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra!
Response: You are very welcome!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 360 164 176
Completed Fives Threes Ones
344 435 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
33 260 51 0
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CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:

Snowball fight, Gotcha!

crescendo on Oct 7, 2017:

Stopping by to say hello with some virtual hugs, and I hope that your brain is mending well!!

mgallardo68 on Sep 7, 2017:

Thank you, Amy, for my loom bracelets for the SEKS group RAK!! β™₯

MCGalaxy on Aug 21, 2017:

A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse

neca84 on Aug 19, 2017:

Solar Eclipse Swap





anrtist on Aug 17, 2017:

~APDG ~ Celebrate the Eclipse swap ~
I hope you enjoy the eclipse yourself! ;-)
✸ ✬ 🌞 πŸŒœπŸŒ‘ πŸŒ’ πŸŒ“ πŸŒ” πŸŒ— 🌝 🌘 πŸŒ• πŸŒ– πŸŒ— πŸŒšπŸŒ› 🌞✬ ✸

✸ ✬ 🌞 πŸŒœπŸŒ‘ πŸŒ’ πŸŒ“ πŸŒ” πŸŒ— 🌝 🌘 πŸŒ• πŸŒ– πŸŒ— πŸŒšπŸŒ› 🌞✬ ✸

✸ ✬ 🌞 πŸŒœπŸŒ‘ πŸŒ’ πŸŒ“ πŸŒ” πŸŒ— 🌝 🌘 πŸŒ• πŸŒ– πŸŒ— πŸŒšπŸŒ› 🌞✬ ✸

✸ ✬ 🌞 πŸŒœπŸŒ‘ πŸŒ’ πŸŒ“ πŸŒ” πŸŒ— 🌝 🌘 πŸŒ• πŸŒ– πŸŒ— πŸŒšπŸŒ› 🌞✬ ✸

✸ ✬ 🌞 πŸŒœπŸŒ‘ πŸŒ’ πŸŒ“ πŸŒ” πŸŒ— 🌝 🌘 πŸŒ• πŸŒ– πŸŒ— πŸŒšπŸŒ› 🌞✬ ✸
Enjoy! & Blessings, cc

tcornell on Aug 10, 2017:

Amy, thank you for making and sending this lovely loom bracelet to me from the SEKS group! What a thoughtful RAK you hosted :)

MCGalaxy on Aug 5, 2017:

So sorry for the delay

But here are my images.

August Motivation

HannahEnilk on Aug 4, 2017:

Thanks for the Week 1 Random Envie for HFF Step it Up! More fun in my mailbox! :)

kathiann on Aug 1, 2017:

IU: Profile Deco_Aug

I thought you might enjoy these. Also, I hope you really like platypus as much as you say you do :)





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