Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2018 6:55 pm


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Blog: Cheers & Jeers Postcard Project

Current Events & Notes

29 January 2018 Due to my tenants moving out with ZERO notice, I will be busy over the next few months with repairs, showing the rental house, etc. I (most likely) will not be swapping until it's rented out again - financially and time management wise, it's the most responsible thing I can do right now. (Who else hates adulting!?!) It's a bummer, but I'll jump in quick swaps if I feel I can handle 'em on top of all else :) I'm still around so don't hesitate to reach out.

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.


5th Annual Dash for Dogs 5K - April 29th, 2018

Safe Voices 5K - June 2nd

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

Special Olympics: Law Enforcement Torch Run - 2018

Beach To Beacon 10K

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

Maine Marathon - Half Marathon - September 30th, 2018

I'm a group founder! I am currently founding: Idiosyncratic Unicorns and Cheers & Jeers Postcard Project

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.

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.

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, 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.


-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

-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.


mermaidery rated for FS: SOC Ltr. Jan on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: This just showed up today.... with a postmark of Jan 22!! Oh letter, what adventures have you gone on from ME to NJ?? I love your handwriting and enjoyed reading your letter. PS - I still want to grow up to be a mermaid, haha.
Response: Does it LOOK like it went for a bumpy ride!? Ha - that is amazing. I wish we knew where it ended up - where it got lost or stuck. Thanks for the heart!
RooBaRoo rated for IU: NDH PC_Jan on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Oh, your NDH writing is good! & thanks, I really like the postcard you chose for me, I'll check out that poem collection 😊
Response: Glad it made it! Thank you so much for the 5 and heart!! :)
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Favorite Moment A Day on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Oh wow, this is beautiful! I am enjoying reading through all your moments.
Response: I am so pleased that you are enjoying it! :) Thank you for the heart!!
StwbyQT rated for US: Excess XMas Cards Round #6 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are welcome - thanks for the heart!!
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #56 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for resending! Love the moose postcard! I have been to Maine a few years ago, but never saw a moose...
Response: Thank you for your patience and understanding re: lost mail! Glad you like the moose :) And thank you for the heart!!
mariewilliams810 rated for IU: Rant_Jan on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Looks like we are in a similar boat. Good luck and thanks for sharing.
Response: Thank you for the heart! :)
crescendo rated for IU: SOC_Jan on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Loved your stream. HA! That documentary! Hope all goes well the next few months!
Response: Thank you!!! Thank you for the heart :)
pne rated for FS: NDH PC on Jan 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you Amy for the postcard and the joke!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for joining AND for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I will enjoy using them next Christmas season
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for joining again, and thank you for the heart!
bblue rated for IU: QUOP_Jan on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the taxidermy owl card! I actually used to have this same set - which we bought in a cute candy store.
Response: You are welcome! It's one of my fav. sets! :)
Comment: What an awesome envelope of things I had no idea I needed! This is fantastic! And I really appreciate you thinking of my daughter too :)
Response: I am SO happy that you like it! I had SO much fun putting it together for you!! Thanks for the heart!
marija rated for US: Excess XMas Cards Round #6 on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: thank you
Response: You are welcome!
Fraisepasteque rated for Year of Dog Postcard Swap on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thnak you for the beautiful dog postcard. Have a wonderful 2018 year :)
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart - wishing you a wonderful 2018 as well!
caf1988 rated for US: Excess XMas Cards Round #6 on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap! And thank you for these beautiful cards!
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the heart!
replicantrachel rated for IU: Resolution on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Love the cute cat PC and your resolutions! My grandpa's second wife's maiden name is the same as yours! Maybe there's a relation? Her name was Maria :)
Response: How insane would that be if we were related! Hehehe. Glad you like the cat PC, and thank you for rating AND the heart!
jinxspinx rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #5 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Gorgeous cards and thank you for the extras! I loved them all and excited to use them next Christmas! Thank you for hosting!
Response: You are so welcome - thank you for the heart!
Jennlynnebrow rated for EASY Postcard Wish/Goal on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard it was awesome! I love it. I hope you accomplish your goal! :)
Response: Thank you - I hope I do too! Thanks for the heart!!
marinda rated for US: Excess XMas Cards Round #6 on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for joining!
Gaelan rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #5 on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks muchly for the cards! Happy Swapping!
Response: You're welcome - thank you for joining! :)
Poohtat rated for Easy Peasy Note Card Swap 2018 - USA on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome unicorn notecard! I love your writing, its just like you are talking to me!
Response: You are most welcome!! :) Hope you're staying warm in your part of our great, snowy state! Thank you for the 5 and <3 :)

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cindygroet on Apr 16, 2018:

Today your angel swap "Favorite Moment a Day" journal arrived and it is so lovely. Thank you so much Amy. You are a wonderful host. Your journal is a joy to go through, lovely to read it all. Thanks! ♥ ♥ ♥


susieq11 on Apr 13, 2018:

Thanks so much for the Random Flat Envie PIF - Rated US Swappers Only! You sent me the best stuff! Even poodles and Snoopy!! : D Cute bunny envelope too!

I appreciate it all!!! xoxo

Chelle on Apr 11, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely washi samples from the tag!

bombardiette on Apr 8, 2018:

I cannot thank you enough for the AMAZING envie that arrived yesterday for the Profile PIB tag. Seriously girl...you are the definition of extra. Thank you!!! xoxoxoxo

ChrisAnne on Apr 3, 2018:

Thanks for the great RAK of planner stickers! I have already put a few in for this week!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

RooBaRoo on Mar 1, 2018:

Your RAK arrived today, a very generous 10 large grown-up colouring pages international! They're going to really help me when I'm doing important but boring commuting & waiting :)

Aladyjackson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the rak of Darice stickers! I will put them to good use!

ChrisAnne on Feb 21, 2018:

Thank you for the great homemade envies! I can't wait to put them to use!

zurdoswifey on Feb 20, 2018:

Hey lady...thanks for the great assortment of Darcie stickers for the RAK...they were prefect for me ...awesome sauce!!’

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