Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2019 5:32 pm


Original Member
Last Online: November 19, 2019
Birthday: February 25
Country: United States
My Website
Quest Scouts

Swap Notes

My name is AmyMarie (all one word with NO spaces, 2nd M is capitalized).

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

I am ALLERGIC to WHEAT. Usually items that are gluten-free are okay for me. I won't be doing food swaps because of food allergies. Note: WHEAT is sometimes used in lotions, shampoos, soaps, glue, etc so I am very careful with what I put on my body. I am ALLERGIC to WHEAT or any of its parts.

About Me

I am married and have 2 rescued cats. I am an aunt to 5 nieces and 2 nephews. My parents now live much closer to me and I love being able to spend more time with them. I love to travel - domestic and international destinations. I enjoy trying new things, seeing new places, and learning about other cultures/regions and people. 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 creating art - collages, altered items, art journaling, rubberstamping, paper arts, bookbinding, greeting cards, scrapbooking (more simplistic style focused on the photos to remember people, moments, events, and trips instead of using tons of embellishments).

Things I enjoy making:
--hand-bound books
--homemade paper
--artistamps (faux postage)
--handmade envelopes
--handmade postcards
--hand-carved rubber stamps


I collect the following items:

  • postcards [see Postcards section below]

  • faux postage/artistamp/artist's stamps

  • postage stamps (including unused for mailing fun swaps!) [used / unused USA and international stamps - not USA flag stamps]

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

  • (envelope) wax seals and wax seal stamps

  • old inkwells, writing sets, fountain pens, wood-turned pens, dip pens, and writing inks

  • 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, and many of the US National Park Quarters.]

  • cast iron trivets (antique)


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 also would enjoy receiving shaped postcards like Gotochi.

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, libraries / books / reading theme, doorways, windows, maps, National Parks, State Parks, landmarks, historical sites, 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, 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, waterfalls, mail art, improv, postal / mail themes, fountain pens & ink, typewriters, hand-bound books / book arts, paper engineering, autumn, trees, nature, connecting with people, learning, other perspectives and cultures, ancient civilizations, science fiction, playing board & card games, hanging out with friends, antique & vintage items, earth tones and shades of purple and green, rubber stamps, embossing powders, fun pens, interesting blank journals & sketchbooks, small/miniature items, papers/flat items with different textures, foreign coins, travel tokens (bus, subway, etc.), dragonflies, owls, unique designs, candles [votive & tealights], candle-holders, books, celestial/astronomy especially moon/lunar, trying different foods & cuisines, Harry Potter books & movies & world, Marvel / Avengers movies

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, 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).

Things that interest me

Pocket Letters

Altered Art (puzzle pieces, library card pockets, playing cards, 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 $$)

Trying ethnic cuisines from different areas and countries


Fabriqueen rated for Napkin swap on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful napkins and ephemera package and the cute fall cut outs/ doilies! I'm interested in the scouts for adults. We may check into this after Mike finishes his treatments. He is cancer free but has to finish the entire regimen. I think this would be good for him after all he's been through. Thank you again! Hugs, Diane
christywebb rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great napkins!
samsstuff rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #21 on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Yikes, I can see why you might not like this PC! I've seen some of the show "Would I Lie to You," I like it, too!
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #79 on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Very cool postcard! Thank you so much! Interesting website!
amccracken109 rated for My Travel Bucket List on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful bucket list! I now have bucket list GOALS! And I loved the bookmark -- thank you!
pernie123 rated for NYUP USA Only #55 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: I love the card. I Like the stamp you used. I also love England. My daughter is a professor there. I always visited there for years. Now, not as often.
smmarrty rated for International Napkin Swap! on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much - lots of new-to-me designs. A Gocco is a mini silk screen machine. It is buried at the bottom of my closet - I need to dig it out and make something. Thanks again
goinjenny rated for NYUP USA Only #55 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a good variety of very nice Not Your Usual pc's and an extra. The Quest Scouting is a very interesting idea!
MissPaula rated for NYUP USA Only #55 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Quest Scouts! I bet Cuyahoga was great! Thanks for the PC = )
Lorabora rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #18 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards 😊 I recently bought the night sky box but I love them! Longboarding is easier than skateboarding because the board is much larger and you can go extremely fast downhill.
camelsamba rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #79 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: thanks for the quest scouts postcard - i'm going to have to look into that! and it sounds like we have a lot in common (Carrie Newcomer, Hamish > Agatha Raisin, etc). And i'm going to be taking a workshop at Hollander's this weekend!
indigo68 rated for Maxicard PC Swap on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks AmyMarie! :)
lorencz rated for Simply Send A Postcard INT #8 on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cool civil war map postcard. Neat to hear you also enjoy traveling. Best wishes!
Comment: Love the FLWright! Thank you
Jafferty rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap INT #3 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the PCs and extras! Love your washi on the envelope and I love that you used fun stamps! Thank you!
isabellasnow rated for PH: 4 USA #2 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Hi AmyMarie! Thank you for the lovely cards you chose for me and thanks, too, for the special extras! Very thoughtful parcel and much appreciated.
couchart rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #80 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun cards and for the extras! I do like the weird bird (roadrunner) and the quirky ostrich ranch card that shows three animals, none of which are ostriches! I've never seen a roller soaker amusement ride before. Not sure that would be a big draw for me, but I bet the kids love it. All the best, Cynthia
RiverTopanga rated for Napkin swap on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: AmyMarie... Thank you so much for the Napkins! It's funny, I sent the Purple Butterfly to everyone, and I have received 2 back so far :-) We ALL shop napkins at Tuesday Morning!! Thank you also for the notecard and the Quest info. I am going to check that out. Happy Swapping.
DragonflyDaisy rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #6 on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the puzzle piece. I am really enjoying this puzzle collaboration swap too - lots of fun! Happy swapping! :)

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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


NatashaMay on Nov 21, 2013:

Thanks for playing in my PLU: Animal PC Swap at Postcard Lovers Unite Group. :)

basykes on Nov 7, 2013:

Just to let you know that I sent the Shared Journal Experiment book out to you this morning.

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