Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 9:24 pm


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: November 24, 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.


Dempsey Challenge 10K - October 7th, 2017!

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! Groups I am currently founding: Idiosyncratic Unicorns and Health & Fitness Foray

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:

-The One I Left Behind

-The Last Unicorn

-A Clash of Kings


On Deck:

-20th Century Ghosts

-American Gods

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 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

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.


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!
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!!
VaGrammy66 rated for A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cool pictures!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice tea and card
Response: You're welcome!
Nyu rated for IU: SOC July on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: I absolutely loved reading through your letter! Thank you. :D (Sorry for rating you so late)
Response: You're welcome!! I'm so glad it was enjoyed! :) Thank you for the heart! :)
wm rated for Think, then send on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: A GREAT DANE!!!!!!!!!!! and i agree what you say about her eyes. Thanks :)
Response: You are so welcome!!! I was so happy to find a perfect home for this PC :)
MCGalaxy rated for HFF: Aug. Profile Deco on Aug 22, 2017
justme2905 rated for A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse on Aug 17, 2017
thegrantgirl rated for IU: Addy Labels_Aug on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: YAY!!! Thank you so much for the address labels! I loved them both! The cheshire cat made my day and of course the unicorns were fab! I have already put the Alice in Wonderland memo sheets to use too! Thank you so much for this awesome happy mail!
Response: I am so glad that you liked your mail!! I was hoping you would love the Cheshire Cat labels :)
knitterofhats rated for HFF: Aug. Goal PC on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Sounds like you've got a solid plan to make August less rough!
Response: I'm not nailing it as much as I would like, but I'm doing better than I was in July so it's still a win :) Thanks for the heart and 5!
kathiann rated for IU: SOC Aug on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: This was a great letter! Thank you for sharing a peek at the inner workings of your mind.
Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart! <3

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 353 159 173
Completed Fives Threes Ones
335 426 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
33 253 49 0
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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 :)





bbsporty on Jul 9, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful notecards! They are all so nice!

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