Swap-bot Time: June 5, 2020 3:43 pm


Date Joined: October 26, 2008
Last Online: June 5, 2020
Birthday: January 17, 1986
Country: United States
Art Instagram (CW: spoilers and dicks)
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Cat Instagram

About Me

Free Cat Hair With Every Swap!

I do market research professionally, and Swap-Bot is a great creative outlet for me! I love to make ATCs, gelli print, and do decos when I have the time, and try all kinds of new crafts. I am vegetarian and a huge nerd. I have two kitties who are my babies.

mah kittehs

PM me if you want to do a private swap, need a new (sometimes slow AF) penpal, or want excess decos (I usually have some).

I don't expect extras, and am not picky about that kind of thing, but one project I'm working on this year is a scrapbook for my friends' baby boy. I'd love any extra ephemera in themes related to baby boys, Star Wars, or superheroes for that project. Also happy to do private trades. :)

Swap Philosophy

I always try to go above and beyond in my swaps and aim for hearts. If you feel that I don't deserve a heart, I would genuinely like to know why. Even if it's negative feedback I want to improve my art and swapping. It drives me crazy to do what I think is a really nice job and feel like I've disappointed my partner!

I normally read profiles carefully and tailor swaps to my swap partners' preferences to the extent possible. I don't generally join swaps with tight deadlines, because I hate feeling rushed and I like doing art when I'm really in the mood for it. So I will try and do a nice job on your swap, and base it on your profile if I can, but it won't usually be sitting there all generically waiting to mail as soon as partners are assigned. Please let me know if something doesn't arrive. I will resend lost or missing swaps.

I don't think anyone should host swaps they aren't willing to angel themselves. If hosts are expected to cover for flakers, they will do a better job screening them out. I hate to see situations where hosts ask for angels (or worse, the individual flaked on has to ask themselves) when it's the host's poor screening that caused the problem. I cringe every times I see a swap host saying they won't angel. Don't host if you won't angel! I will ALWAYS angel my hosted swaps. With that in mind, I am picky about screening people for my hosted swaps. I am usually willing to do private swaps with riskier people, but don't want to assume that risk for others in my swaps. I appreciate being notified if you see questionable swappers in my hosted swaps, but rest assured I will carefully look at all participants and ban anyone I find too risky, normally immediately before assigning partners.

Favorite Movies

Beavis and Butthead Do America
Children of Dune
Lord of the Rings
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Trek
Star Wars
V for Vendetta

Favorite Television

Arrested Development
Black Sails
Game of Thrones
Mr. Pickles
Star Trek
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Venture Brothers
Walking Dead

Favorite Music

Bif Naked
City Girls
Eve 6
Harvey Danger
Hawksley Workman
Lady Gaga
Powerman 5000
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stroke 9
Tegan & Sarah
VNV Nation

Favorite Books

Never Let Me Go
Song of Ice and Fire
The God Delusion
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Wheel of Time
World War Z

Stuff I like

Bright/neon colors
Buttons & brads
Easy vegetarian recipes
Good ATCs
Interesting ephemera/smash stuff
Jugger (best sport ever. Google it.)
Magic: the Gathering
Mix CDs
Pokemon Go (Team Valor & Blissey is the best Pokemon!)

Stuff I don't like

Animal cruelty
Excessive use of stickers
Religion - unless it's ironic or Chick Tracts, I love those for terrible reasons!

Regarding Deco Books

I don't mind getting homers/last page decos unless it's contrary to swap requirements.

I've been getting a lot of decos recently in which I've already done a page. This is generally against deco swap guidelines, and is contrary to the point of deco books. Decos should have each page done by a different person, and sending them back and forth between the same people is a waste of postage! PLEASE check your decos and make sure the recipient hasn't done a page in them yet before sending!

I'd prefer not to receive decos that aren't in some kind of book form. Loose pages are a nice idea, but to me that's not really the same as a deco book. Plus it's difficult or impossible to determine who has already had it when "pages" go missing.

I often have excess decos to swap. Please send me a PM with your address if you are interested.

I'm happy to try and answer questions if you are new to decos (or swapping generally). I've been here a while and can usually help with basic protocol questions!

Themes I like

Anything hand drawn
Arizona themed
Data / Graphs / Spreadsheets
Dr. Pepper
House/home theme
Magic: the Gathering
Monograms/my initials (E.W.)
Penis drawings (they crack me up, it's "accidentally" become a collection). No peen photographs though please!
Pokemon (esp. Blissey/Chancey, Magikarp, Hitmonchan)

If it's a pretty, well done ATC, PC, or deco I will probably love it no matter what the subject matter is. I am difficult to offend unless its related to animal cruelty or some kind of discrimination. That shit's not funny. I am generally amused by adult/sexual/nudity/swear word type themes. Particularly wieners. XD


Comment: "Dicks" and "FUCK" what's not to love! Many thanks.
Response: LOL! Glad you liked them. XD
SeleneW rated for Decos Only - 5/2020 on Jun 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the decos and fun stickers. :)
Kalalinga rated for Artistic Decos - 5/2020 on May 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Emma. Thanks for the cute deco and extra bits you sent. Sorry you keep getting my name, but it's all good for me! I loved the decorated envelope you used too. πŸŒˆπŸ’ž
Response: LOL I don't mind at all! It's super funny how seemingly un-random the name drawing is! XD
alittlespook rated for Self Portrait ATC (HD/HP) on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, your art is lovely and thank you for the extra!! β™₯
Response: Thank you! I was a little nervous about this one given the theme. :)
Comment: Thanks Emma. This little cow deco is fab. I already have my idea for it. πŸ’“
Response: That one was so fun! I think there's another deco on it's way to you from me for a different swap... I keep getting you as my send to partner LOL!
poonwugget rated for Eyes ATC on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the cards! The eye you drew is beautiful, and the extra card is *chef's kiss*, right up my alley. Love them both!
Response: LOL! Yay, glad you like them! :)
Comment: Too cute!
Comment: Thank you Emma for the lovely ATC's.You are so much better at gelli printing than I am.Have fun with your drawing.
Response: Aww thank you! I wasn't first, took a lot of attempts LOL
Mindy82671 rated for ATC - Cupcakes (USA) on Apr 26, 2020
Comment: Lucky me, you made 2! I loved them both. Thank you.
Response: Yay! So glad you like them :)
choke rated for FS: WTA Decos on Apr 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the stunning owl themed deco! I love the unique shape, great idea! I hope this one will get filled up and home to me soon, it's so beautiful.
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it! :)
Poeprincess rated for Oceana: Mermaid on Apr 21, 2020
Comment: I like this technique you used on the ATC. Great job. Thank you, also for the extra goodie.
Response: Glad you liked it! <3
Comment: Thank you for the butterfly deco. I love butterflies and look forward to decorating a page for you. Thanks also for the nice stickers! Cheers to you,
Comment: Firstly, I love the decorated envelope. It will live on in some of my collages. Next, the deco is great; I will enjoy doing a page in it. Last, I love all the pretty flowers! Thanks for a great swap.πŸ’ž
Response: Yay! Glad you liked all of it. :)
Comment: Okay these are HILARIOUS! Love them, thank you so much, brings a smile to my face during otherwise frazzled times!
Response: That's the goal, super happy you like them!
Comment: Thank you for a fun deco and lots of nice extra goodies! Look forward to decorating this one!
Response: Yay! Very glad you liked it. :)
Comment: What a cute DECO! I love this. Working on it this week - im so excited. Ps: I didnt see the stickers at first that you sent me! TY!! <3
Response: Awesome! :)
SeleneW rated for DB: Feb 2020 Move 2 decos on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun decos. The sushi one looks fun! Thank you for the cute stickers too! <3
Response: Yay! Glad you like them. :)
Comment: I love both of the ATC's that you sent, but the "chaos girl" is my favorite. It's awesome! They both are. Thank you for sending and hosting such an amazing swap!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked them! :)
Rosa1 rated for Quick Deco Swap - Feb on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: cool deco's! thanks for the stickers too :)
Response: Yay! Glad you liked them :)
Comment: Thank you Emma!! Nice job on the hot air balloon ATC and I love the extra flowers and cards!! I've not thought of using a button in the center of flowers and the Guiness cards are awesome!!
Response: Yay! Very glad you liked the swap. :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 588 172 183
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stephiedee on Jun 5, 2020:

Thank you for the super cool Batman ATC for the PIF tag in OMAE! I love it. πŸ¦‡

StagKing on Jun 5, 2020:

I loved working on your deco - so fun!

Also, a letter is on its way to you - sorry for the looooong delay!

Artstamper on Jun 3, 2020:

Thanks for the great tangled atc, love it.It is so much fun to receive a RAK . Thanks a bunch.

Soph on May 31, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Poppy ATC which you sent me for the OMAE May RAK. It's simply wonderful!

stephiedee on May 30, 2020:

I was only expecting 1 awesome ATC for the 'This or That' tag and got 3! I'm sorry you didn't make it into the Women's History Month swap with these - they would have been great additions. I love all the layers (reminds me of encaustic painting). Thanks for sending them to me!

Aeon on May 26, 2020:

I squealed when I opened your OMAE May RAK today and saw the Eevee ATC! I live it! 😍😍😍 Thank you! It is extra adorable in your art style.

Poftoffel on May 25, 2020:

An envie went in the mailbox for you today :D

CraftyShana76 on May 24, 2020:

Such a gorgeous ATC you made for me. I ❀️ It!! ATC Senders Choice. TYSVM!!

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 22, 2020:

Awww... your kitties are so cute! Thank you for the adorable cat ATC you sent! It really made me smile :) (OMAE May RAK)

kiddomerriweather on May 21, 2020:


Thank you sooooo very much for the awesome dumpster fired ATC!!!! It's my first one ever! I love it so much! For some reason I'm obsessed with dumpster fires. IDK why. This ranks up there with the corn dog as one of my favorite ATC's.

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