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Last Online: August 11, 2020
Birthday: February 25
Country: United States
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Swap Notes

My name is AmyMarie (all one word with NO spaces, 2nd M is capitalized).
Preferred pronouns: she/her.

Please use postage stamps instead of metered postage when possible - especially on postcards. Thank you!

**I am willing to do private swaps for playing cards to make "Franken-decks". Poker size, bridge size, unique shapes, or different sizes.*

I am ALLERGIC to wheat (& other foods) and some scents. I won't be doing food swaps because of food allergies. Please keep anything you are sending me away from perfumes and other scented things. Thank you!!!

Note: WHEAT is sometimes used in lotions, shampoos, soaps, glue, etc so I am very careful with what I put on my body.

About Me

I live in central Ohio and am married. We currently have one cat, Grady, who is grey and white. I enjoy trying new things, learning, seeing new places, and learning about other cultures/regions and people -- and traveling. I love being in nature and especially near water (waterfalls, lakes, rivers, oceans). I also enjoy reading books, playing board games, spending time with family & friends, going on adventures, and being creative.

Active Hobby

I have been a Quest Scout [QuestScouts.com] for a few years and really enjoy it. I like being creative and trying new things. Quest Scouts is questing for adults and completing Quests and earning badges (stickers & metal tags) through objectives in categories like create art, DIY, literature (reading), travel / explore locally, games, photography, research, geocaching / letterboxing, etc. It is so fun and gets me doing things I wouldn't try otherwise or things I didn't even know about.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts and using mixed media art supplies. The items I use and make shift over time. I have made handbound books, homemade paper, artistamps (faux postage), mailart, handmade envelopes & postcards, collages, zines, ATCs, altered books, altered playing cards, pocket letters, and hand-carved rubber stamps.

In the past I have done scrapbooking and art journaling. Still doing a form of fauxbonichi / junk (ephemera from my day) journaling.

I have lots of rubberstamps & dies (I have a Big Shot and a Sidekick) and like to use the stamped images and die cuts on various projects.


I collect the following items:

  • postcards [see Postcards section below]

  • postage stamps, international & USA (new & used) [please NO USA flag and NO religious Christmas stamps]

  • Airmail/Hand Cancel/Fragile/Priority etc. stickers, including from other countries (outside the USA) and in all languages

  • Mailboxes, airmail stationery (plus these themes / designs on items)

  • wax seals and wax seal stamps (for envelopes)

  • Playing cards: It's fun to see the different designs and special packs, especially those that have images or decorated fronts (different colored or design face cards, fun pips on the number cards, pictures or images on the number cards, etc). I am willing to do private swaps for playing cards.

  • Currency (coins & paper bills) from around the world and special USA collections [I am missing US Quarters of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands]

  • Doctor Who items (10th Doctor is my favorite) including TARDIS and River Song.

  • Harry Potter items. I am Ravenclaw with strong Hufflepuff traits too. I especially like Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter, Owl Post, Hogwarts Express, Platform 9-3/4, wands, stationery, Hogwarts School, Potions & Herbology classes. Ministry of Magic.


I would love to get Maxicards! NOT extra large postcards. They are maximized postcards = postcard picture, postage stamp, and cancellation mark all on same side and all depict the same item / image! I'd even enjoy a postcard that has a postage stamp similar to or matching the postcard image.

I also would love to receive Japanese Gotochi (shaped) postcards.

I am a member on PostCrossing and have collected postcards since I was a child. I prefer postcards sent naked (not in envelope) with postage stamps (not metered postage) and something written on the back - even just a short message. If you do not know what to write, here is a list of 20 ideas: http://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2013/02/05/20-ideas-of-things-to-write-on-postcards

Store bought postcards: waterfalls, mailboxes, post offices, mail / postal theme, letter writing / fountain pens / writing desk / correspondence theme, PostCrossing, libraries / books / reading theme, doorways, windows, maps, National Parks, State Parks, landmarks, historical sites & people, UNESCO sites, earthworks, lakes, oceans, lighthouses, skylines / scenes / images of your town / city / country, images of regional traditions / culture, nature scenery, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, wild animals (not domesticated cats & dogs), also check out my likes section below for postcard ideas

MailArt (homemade) postcards: etegami; photography; using art, collage, drawing, painting, ephemera, rubber stamps, etc.


traveling themes, maps, foreign coins, travel tickets and tokens (bus, subway, etc.), passports & passports stamps,

waterfalls, oceans, lakes, rivers, autumn, trees, nature, dragonflies, owls, tigers, cheetahs, rhinos, koalas, polar bears, penguins, butterflies, (animals), sunsets and sunrises, mountains,

mail art, mailboxes, postage stamps, postal / mail / airmail themes, fountain pens & ink, typewriters, fun pens, interesting blank journals & sketchbooks, books,

antique & vintage items and ephemera, small / miniature items, different textures, unique designs,

hand-bound books / book arts, paper engineering, earth tones including terra cotta and rust-ish reds, shades of purple and mauve (pinkish, blue-ish purple), most shades of green (NOT olive green), rubber stamps, embossing powders,

connecting with people, other perspectives and cultures, ancient civilizations, hanging out with family & friends, playing board & card games, interesting playing cards,

celestial / astronomy especially moon / lunar / galaxies, NASA / space travel, science fiction,

candlelight, candles [votive & tealights], candle-holders.

Books / TV / Movies

I love to read. For fun I usually read mysteries. I also like general fiction and some science fiction. I do read non-fiction on a variety of topics and enjoy a well-written book and learning new things. Some of my favorite authors: Kate Morton, Andy Weir, J.K. Rowling, Rita Mae Brown, Donald E. Westlake, Dorothy Gilman, M.C. Beaton, Jenn McKinlay, Martha Wells, Elizabeth Berg, Brene Brown.

Some books I have enjoyed: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, The Martian by Andy Weir, Artemis by Andy Weir, The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman, Crosstalk by Connie Willis, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney, Leave Me by Gayle Forman, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I watch WAY too much TV and am working on reducing the hours spent watching shows. I enjoy Doctor Who, Sherlock, NCIS, Speechless, Stumptown, Mom, Instinct, America Says (game show), Best Ever Trivia Show, etc. Shows I like that are no longer on the air: Firefly, Leverage, Alias, Stargate (SG-1 and Atlantis), Star Trek (TNG, Voyager), Warehouse 13, Timeless, Castle, Big Bang Theory, Elementary. I enjoy British panel game shows like Would I Lie To You?, QI, and the Big Fat Quiz of the Year.

I get to the cinema a handful of times a year but watch movies, series, & stand up on Netflix & Amazon Prime. I avoid horror (used to watch but nightmares and now even scarier stuff in real life). I do like sci-fi, adventure, comedies, action, mystery, Independent films, and some of the older / b&w films. Some favorite movies: Star Wars (& most of the "new" ones), Harry Potter, Marvel movies (Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Thor, Avengers, etc), RED (& RED 2), The Hunger Games, Contact, Love Actually, The Holiday, No Way Out, Miracle on 34th Street, Singing in the Rain. Some current favorite series: The Handmaid's Tale, Good Omens, Man in High Castle, Grace and Frankie.

Do NOT like

cigarette/cigar/pipe smoke (I am allergic)

overly glittered items (some bling / shiny is nice but when it leaves a trail of glitter on anything it touches, it gets annoying)

Christian-based religious items (plenty of that available around here).

Random bits of paper, teachers' stickers

Things that interest me

Altered Art (puzzle pieces, library card pockets, strands of tickets, etc)

3-D Collage like shrines, cigar boxes, and matchboxes

Book Arts

Paper Arts and techniques

Paper Engineering

The Environment and ways to lessen my "footprint" and save energy (and $$)


mjhaertling rated for August Scavenger Hunt PC on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the scavenger hunt postcard. these are my favorite swaps. Do you have a die to cut those trees? The tissue paper made great leaves. And that is a great quote.
Response: I am glad you liked it. Yes, the trees are a die - a tree frame die from Gina Marie Designs.
ckwini rated for Playing card swap #25 on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the playing cards as well as the extra goodies for my junk journal. I was just working on it today and these will be awesome additions! The Stampin' Up is my favorite playing card, I had no idea they had their own deck of cards.
Comment: Thank you for the extras!
Comment: Thank you SO much, AmyMarie! I love love love everytning you sent!! This was one of my favorite ephemera swaps EVER! Thank you! I am looking forward to creating another signature for my junk journal this weekend and some of these things are PERFECT for just that!!! Thank you thank you thank you!! x Gabi
Comment: Got this. Thanks for the nice collection of items.
megan1230 rated for Playing card swap #24 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Nice match up...thx!
Comment: Thank you for the bunch of nice cards, especially the extra’s, WOW!
Comment: I thank you so much for having been in my swap. Thank you for your nice note. I gather you enjoyed it. You're so welcome for me hosting it. And, thank you very much for the PC's on National Museum of US Air Force, Big letters of Delaware, Cave, State Park of Maumee Bay, and extra of Lunar and of sheet of memo,and recipe card. I enjoyed all very much!
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #197 on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Very cool postcards and thanks for many extras! My favorites are the Escher and the gorgeous ocean wave! I love your rubber stamped envelope, too.
Comment: I love your list! I didn't write any of those, but they are great smells! Glad for this pc to add to my collection!
Comment: I love your journal page and all of the extra goodies ! Thanks for taking my style into consideration. Have a great day ! BTW: Where did you get that fish stamp with the Chinese characters? I love it !
Response: So glad you liked the swap. The Chinese characters stamp is from JudiKins (2201 J). The fish stamp I bought at Stamp Francisco when it was in San Francisco. They are no longer in business but I think another company purchased them or the images.
Comment: What an amazing assortment of vintage postage stamps! And on a great postcard too! Thanks so very much 😊 Best wishes and stay healthy, Mar
tristitia rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #3 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the fun things! I can definitely use them!
squince rated for Harry Potter Postcard #7 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: OMG Love your HP washi!
samsstuff rated for WIYM: Vintage book Pages on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the interesting pages!
Comment: Hi AmyMarie! I love that you were able to go with the Presidential theme, very clever! Thanks for the great share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
marclively rated for Playing card swap #18 on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: thank you
Irys rated for WIYM: ✉ Postage Stamps — USA #16 on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a nice envelope with goodies. I like everything. Cheers!

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samjowers on Jul 30, 2020:

I was a member of questscouts!!! still follow them on instagram! LOVE their quest and love that its like scouting in that you can earn badges!

MamaD on Dec 26, 2019:

AmyMarie, I was looking at your profile as I'm your partner in a swap. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ❤

robinjeree on Oct 24, 2019:

I just read your profile -- I'm definitely going to check out QuestScouts!!

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! AMAZING use of the yarn! I love it. Each envelope I open is so creative! Thank you for playing!

yvonne401 on Aug 20, 2019:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



Created46 on Aug 27, 2015:

I am so very excited that you enjoyed the package I have sent. I do hope you find a little inspiration in it.

2rasta on Mar 22, 2015:

Dear Amy, Thank you for returning my stamp bag, cheers! 2rasta

MissWhimsy on Jun 12, 2014:

Hi :) I just wanted to follow up to see if my email reached you for the A-Z Survey swap in Carpe Librum Group, Let me know if I need to resend? I hope you enjoy reading it, Thanks :)

dmarie on Apr 22, 2014:

Please check out my new stamp carving group

Carolinaray23 on Feb 13, 2014:

Happy Valentines Day <3 Hope to see you around the group =D <3 FitChick


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