Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2018 8:13 am


Date Joined: July 4, 2008
Last Online: January 21, 2018
Birthday: November 29
Country: United States
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About Me

I rate within a day or two of receiving something, so if you haven't heard from me about something you sent, please do drop me a PM. I hate not being rated so I want to be sure to rate you!

I live just outside of the city of New York. I recently started freelancing, which means I can work from home (but must avoid the temptations of playing). I have two Wheaten Terriers who I adore ridiculously and a partner of more than 20 years. I am old enough to know better than to tell my age.


I like altered art, repurposed things, making the old into something new. Paper and boxes make me happy. I love odd and strange stuff. I like imagery of women, but not sentimental or prissy ones. I like mermaids, but I'm not big on fairies or angels. Love a nice goddess. I like textures of all kinds; I'm very tactile. I like gadgets and computers (I'm a tech geek). I am an animal lover, with a particular soft spot for giraffes (tiny giraffes!) and elephants.

I am always interested in seeing other peoples' art. Whatever you make, whatever inspires you, I want to see it!

I am very smitten with all things mail art and postal: postage new, old, and faux; rubber stamps, zines, hand made envelopes, etc. You get the idea.

I have a strange fondness for anthropomorphizing inanimate objects, especially from old cookbooks (like smiling eggplants or dancing wooden spoons).

If you send me a pamphlet cookbook from before 1960 with a woman on the cover, I'm yours forever.

More stuff I like:

  • Matchboxes and matchbox shrines
  • Amigurumi
  • ATCs
  • Zines
  • Vintage Cigarette Cards of all types and themes
  • Rubber stamps (but not the $1 kind please)
  • Vintage pamphlet cookbooks with a woman on the cover
  • Beautiful paper, handmade paper, exotic paper (not scrapbook paper)
  • Handmade things of all kinds
  • Boxes, containers, holders of all kinds, pockets

Themes or designs I like:

  • Postal things, stamps, airmail
  • Eggs
  • LGBT things
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Ancient goddesses
  • Mermaids (not cutesy)
  • Giraffes (not cutesy)
  • Elephants (not cutesy)
  • Bees • Sea creatures


Things that are not ever welcome in my house:

  • Heavily perfumed things (candles, sachet, incense, etc. -- I have allergies)
  • Coconut and things that smell like coconut
  • Homophobia
  • Religious paraphernalia or propaganda

Things I don't care for or have no use for:

  • Food - candy, spices, tea, mixes, etc.
  • Cat stuff (don't hate 'em, just don't wanna swap 'em)
  • Precious Moments and similar sentimental or cutesy stuff
  • Angels
  • Disney
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Children's stuff
  • Earrings (I do not have pierced ears)
  • Teacher stickers
  • Things with inspirational sayings on them (like "breathe" or "dream"). I don't like being told how to feel. Unless it's something you made; that's different.
  • Page flags or post-it notes

I am also not a fan of babies with wings, or babies in dunce caps, or babies dressed in cute outfits to look like something else (Anne Geddes stuff), or that sort of thing. (Nothing against babies per se!).

ALLERGIES: I am allergic to cats, dogs (yes, I have dogs, but they are hypoallergenic -- some breeds are worse than others for me), mold, dust and cigarette smoke. Oh, and coconut. I'd appreciate your efforts to keep my swaps relatively free of the things that make me wheeze (especially the cat hair!). So, you know, just don't smoke while petting your cat and making my swap in a damp basement, and I"ll be okay.

Favorite Crafts

I make ATCs, digital collage, altered art, photography, rubber stamped things, matchbook shrines and other kinds of paper art.

I like a lot of crafts I'm not good at. I will try any craft once.

I really like scavenger hunts!


crescendo rated for IU: SOC_Dec on Jan 14, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed your letter very much! It was way more SOC than most of the ones I get, which are more like someone writing me a letter telling about their day. So rest assured, your SOC is high on the S scale. I resonate with what you said about not being able to remember childhood/college etc. I always relied on my mom to remember all of that, her memory was like a steel trap. Whatever that means. Anyway now if her memory goes, I will have no more of my memories either. It does give you an interesting perspective on that "reality" even means. SOC rating comment, HA! Love seeing my name hand lettered on the envelope! Not many people do that either! The gold Washi tree! How fun that the crabs are die cut.
Response: That was an outstanding SOC rating! LOL. Thank you. <3
TamiTam55 rated for IU: Card Swap on Dec 22, 2017
Comment: Oh, if I could only have 3 of your 5 items on your wishlist (clean house, president, freelance) I'd be in hog heaven. Here's wishing you some of each!
Response: Thank you! I wish you the same! :)
pamwinters rated for Postcards from the Edge on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: AMAZING postcard, Amy! This swap inspired me. I especially love knowing we're all contributing to a wonderful cause! Thanks again for sharing (:
Response: Thank you! This was such a great swap to end the year. We'll definitely have to do it again in 2018!
crescendo rated for Postcards from the Edge on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Love your galaxy on NYC card, it will be so fun to see it hanging in the actual gallery! Unless someone buys it before that! Whoohoo this is so exciting, I need to thank Jamie for suggesting it.
Response: I'll go to the premiere party, where we can see all the PCs before anyone buys them. You should come too!
Comment: I love the purple bird you hand painted for me! You were so clever to interpret the "Use" in such a way to do your own art. I love it. If my refrigerator was magnetic I would stick it up there.
zilliah rated for Dear Data PC on Jun 9, 2017
Comment: I liked your postcard - I thought the bee/honeycomb theming was really neat. I have some food issues too, so I understand how hard it can be. I hope things start getting better for you soon.
Response: Thank you! It was interesting doing the tracking. I think if i keep it up it could be helpful. Glad you liked the card!
crescendo rated for Foiled again! on Jun 4, 2017
Comment: Your foil is a lot different, cool. can't wait to try it out!
mejulia rated for Fill My Stocking - May on May 30, 2017
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the great gifts.
Response: You're welcome! Merry Christmas! ;)
shinyserra rated for WIYM May Stocking Stuffer USA on May 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much! It's in my stocking :) Also thank you very much for all of the great extras!!
Response: You're welcome! Merry Christmas! :)
Tjace007 rated for CQ Stuff my Stocking May USA on May 12, 2017
Comment: thank you for my gift and flowers. :)
Response: :) Merry Christmas!
auralily rated for CQ: Stuff My Stocking - April- USA on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer! I've got it tucked away to open at Christmas :)
Response: Merry Christmas! :)
mejulia rated for WIYM- stocking stuffer April- USA on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Merry Christmas! :)
myancey rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - E - USA on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: what a super cool postcard! thank you so much for a pic of the empire state bldg. have a great day amy
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the <3
Johkup rated for CHWH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #4 on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Nice postcards :) Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the <3!
Comment: I loved the envelope, and can't wait to open this. Thank you so much. I hope you're well, and having a wonderful week.
Response: Merry Christmas! ;) Thank you and thanks for the <3
Comment: thanks for a nice swap....
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the <3
Comment: Thank you for my stocking suffer and the extras. Placed your gift inside my stocking for December.
Response: Merry Christmas! :) Thanks for the <3.
justmesks rated for CHWH: 3 Blind Postcards - Touristy on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great cards plus the extra.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the <3.
Comment: fun fun fun swap....... love all the postcards thanks so much!!!!
Response: Great! Thanks for the <3!
Jamnj rated for CQ: Stuff My Stocking Feb. USA on Mar 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the stocking stuffer and the goodies, I love the postcards!
Response: Oh, great! Hope you like the stuffers, too, but we'll have to wait for Christmas to find out! ;) Merry christmas! LOL

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Jessicat on Dec 29, 2017:

From the WIYM: Jan Stocking Stuffer. Thank you Deluxx for the purple gardening gloves. I do love to garden and often find myself without any gloves and I love this shade of purple you picked.


CurlyTea on Nov 29, 2017:

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


yvonne401 on Feb 1, 2017:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Heart! It's great to have you here!

GeeLuv on Jan 25, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my "challenging" Pass & Paste pc with the 2 circles :-) Lovely mandala!

lloydp on Jan 9, 2017:

Thanks for joining the Jan Bingo in Butterfly Lovers Group. Hope you are getting lots of words.


wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2016:


crescendo on Dec 20, 2016:

Thank you for the darling bluebird stringing berries for a garland Christmas card for my CPG December wishes! This one goes into a frame. I want to learn how to paint things like this. 2017, the year for fine art lessons!

crescendo on Dec 20, 2016:

Thank you for the highly coveted dimensional AND velvety polka dotted bejeweled Christmas card for my Dec WISHLIST. I feel honored that you parted with it for ME. Who knows, it might make its way back to you in say...12 months? xoxo

anrtist on Dec 20, 2016:

Thank you for the wishlist Christmas Card
Blessings, cc

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