Swap-bot Time: April 2, 2020 12:27 am


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: April 1, 2020
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Blog: Cupcakes & Canter
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About Me

Of note, ratings for all mail received up to 04/01/2020 are up to date
Due to COVID19, I have been given the ability and permission to work remotely, from home. This change will not have any influence on my outgoing mail as I can place mail in my residential mailbox. However, until I am back to working on site, I will not be traveling to my post office (it's located in a town between home and work). Therefore, I do request patience in regards to ratings. Once I do get my mail, I will continue my normal process of rating mail as I open it. Thank you in advance!

My name is Amy Elizabeth, and I live on the east coast (Maine!) of the U.S. I was born and raised here; I live in a small town with less than 6,000 people! I have BAs in Psychology and Criminology; professionally, I am a crime analyst. 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, always 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.

Current Events & Goings-on


When two of my cats and my rabbit passed in a matter of months, I found solace in photographs of pets belonging to my penpals and fellow swappers. I began a photo album, which I would love to fill. If you're looking to send extras or to send a RAK, please consider sending an addition to my album! I'm also willing to private swap. :)

My fur baby, Radin. Check him out at 1:49 in Here, Right Now

I am currently seeking private swaps with fellow reliable swappers.

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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.

Dash for Dogs 5K - April 26th, 2020

Special Olympics: Law Enforcement Torch Run - TDB June 2020

David Payne Memorial Run - July 23rd, 2020

Beach to Beacon 10K - August 1st, 2020 (If I can get a spot!!)

The 2020 New York City Marathon (fingers crossed)!

Run The Year 2020 (2,020 miles January 1st - December 31st)

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! Stardust also ranks quite highly on my love list! One of my favorite authors, also a Mainer, is Stephen King. I collect King books in languages other than English

Other favorite authors: Neil Gaiman, Lars Kepler, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Anne Rice, Joe Hill, and John Saul. I love the horror genre, true crime, and the classics! I'll give any book and any genre a try, tbh.

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

Currently reading:

-Deep Blue

-The Drop


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 :)

Favorite Crafts

I am a crafter by hobby, and I so enjoy creating! I'm elated at the prospect that my creativity may bring joy and happiness to others. My favorite crafts are those I create with duct tape, perler beads, embroidery floss, and loom bands. I also enjoy latch hook, origami, and quilting. I have recently started to learn how to knit and crochet, and ATCs are new to my repertoire as well.

I am particularly proud of my perler portraits (see one below) (:



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.

Notes, symbols, lyrics, instruments.

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

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

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.

My favorite postcards to receive


-Running / run related


-Greetings From ...

Other animals: Peacocks, cows, owls, cats, unicorns, ANY animal with BIG eyes, DOGS, monkeys, esp. orangutans, unusual animals

-Nautical / under the sea: 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.

-Naughty Little People



-Pineapples and bananas (it's kind of a joke because I can't stand the smell or taste)

-Military, esp. Navy



-Birthday(January 12th)

-Blue Cats

-Harry Potter, especially Dobby and Niffler

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

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 and Sundays.

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I always, always, ALWAYS rate. I log in to swap-bot and rate as I open my mail; this is a daily practice. If you're waiting on a rating from me, it's because I have not yet received your swap.

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!

Paper straws! OH, how I love paper straws (in wrappers / packaging though).




Pens (esp. gel pens!)


Perler beads

Pins and magnets


Pin ups

Tea (Favorites: lady grey, darjeeling, prince of wales, earl grey, lapsang souchong, oolong, mint)

Sealing wax and wax seals


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!)


Although I am difficult to offend, I do prefer to NOT receive body shaming or blasphemous themed

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 before the send by deadline. 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.


MsBellaDonna rated for PC - Song Not About Me on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: I love Lady Gaga! (Although most of her songs probably wouldn't be about me either.) Thanks for hosting this fun swap. :) The world needs more fun right now!
Tracykason rated for PC - Bird(s) on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the ostrich pc and the varied stamps💜
Comment: Thank you for the birdie card! (misspellings -- eh...not something I notice or even care about!)
Mindy82671 rated for SMSUSA: ATC with Pink on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC. I love pink too💖
goinjenny rated for PC - Bird(s) on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you
MissRich rated for Pvt ATC on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Love Love Love this and happy to add it to my collection! SUPER CUTE :}
Response: Yay!!!! I am so glad you liked it :) :) :)
MsBellaDonna rated for Anything Goes PC Swap #3 on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Love the sweet dog pc, thank you!
Response: You are welcome! I am glad you like it :)
Catmaid rated for Pro Deco - When You Search on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Heyy! Love the images and photos you chose when searching for the items given to us. I really enjoyed looking at it. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for joining and rating!! :)
euniceq rated for Pro Deco - When You Search on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing those images and gifs and telling me about yourself!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks so much for joining!
colleenbUSA rated for Harry Potter Postcard #2 on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I love it!
Response: I'm glad you love it! Thank you for the heart :)
dmwcheng rated for Pvt PC SC Mar. on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Amy! ^_^ I love how neat your printing is.
Response: You're welcome! And thank you for the compliment :)
Comment: Two month and a happy end! Thank you so much for your envie. I really like the fabric, makes me want to do some sewing again.
Response: Yay! I'm so glad it made it after all! Thank you for being so patient :) I'm glad you can use the fabric! Since it took so long to reach out, I completely forgot what I sent hehe :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely letter :) -Al
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for joining in on this round :)
Burger1girl rated for Here’s 2U! #1 on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the first part of the swap! I love the postcards and the pineapple! I look forward to the second part! Thanks!!/ received the second one a day later!! I love those envelopes and stationary!
Response: Thanks for rating! My received envies both got to me on the same day. Interesting how mine were separated! lol. This was a nifty little experiment! :)
twileteyes rated for First and Last Lines No. 19 on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you! This sounds interesting, I just looked it up on Goodreads and am going to add it to my To-read eventually list! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! So far, it's a good read. I didn't recognize the author until I read that he also wrote Shutter Island. :)
Daycie rated for Profile Deco: National Foods on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Ty for sharing
Response: Thanks for rating.
greenwindow rated for Profile Deco: National Foods on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the yummy photos! They all look amazing! I wish my foods were as nice looking as yours !
Response: Thank you!! :)
OrigamiGrace rated for Profile Deco: National Foods on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Yum! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome :)
captkristi rated for SMSUSA: ATC with Brown on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: This was a wonderful ATC!! I love the composition and note. Thank you!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I started it way ahead of time to be sure I had brown, and it kind of took on a life of its own :)

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tcornell on Mar 31, 2020:

Thank you so much for the large Kawaii memos that you sent my way for March WW! It was such a nice surprise in my otherwise empty mailbox! I really appreciate you thinking of me ♥♥♥

sherba31 on Mar 30, 2020:

Thanks for the PC RAK with the funny story about your husband. However did those baked potatoes get there? Haha! Take care.

Ukucaitie on Mar 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the RAK PC I loved reading your favorites. I LOVE the movie A League of Their Own. Its always been one of my favorites too! Thanks so much :)

kiddomerriweather on Mar 30, 2020:

Thank you for the March WW! You were extremely generous with the kawaii memos. I was running low, so these are definitely appreciated.

MamaD on Mar 29, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful playing card RAK! I really appreciate it! ❤❤❤

spotteddogs on Mar 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for the cute Easter egg drawing for a March WW wish! You even colored it in and everything! I am hanging these by my desk for a spring smile!

jeka396 on Mar 27, 2020:

Thanks so much for the PC RAK, I loved it!

LahDeeDah on Mar 26, 2020:

jinxspinx on Mar 21, 2020:

Thank you for the postcard of the husband funny story RAK! I read it out loud to my boyfriend and we had a good laugh too. SMH. haha. I hope he apologized!

Zefaniya on Mar 14, 2020:

Thank you for the CPG Postcard tag! :)

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