Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 7:12 am


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: December 3, 2022
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Blog: Idiosyncratic Unicorn
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About Me


We all are villain in someone else's story

Always give 100%, unless you're donating blood

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 bibliophile, musician, crafter, collector, a novice blogger, and a runner.


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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.

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!

Stardust by Neil Gaiman is my favorite book, followed closely by A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; I read the former once yearly. 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, Josh Malerman, Jennifer McMahon, Jay Kristoff, 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:

-Fairy Tale

-My Heart is a Chainsaw

-Mr. Mercedes

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, loom bands, paper, and fabric. 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 below) (:

Gracie & Paisley





Some of my absolute favorite things in life . . .

The Office / Dwight Schrute

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.

Pokémon, 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

-The Office

-Wild birds

-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!

Coinage / currency! I very recently learned of my husband's love of foreign coins so I'd love to add to his (barely there) collection




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.


Petaltea rated for MF: Notecard Outlining A Goal on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Great goals! Shock them with your guns!! Disruptions in the routine is the main challenge for me too. I work irregular hours so I have to take it week by week. I hope your feeling better!
Comment: Hello dear Amy! I just loved the envelope you created for this swap. Love that you framed my name and that you used postal-themed washi tape, too! Thanks for the gorgeous surprises you sent inside. LOVE the memo sheets and hope to find some for myself, and all those beautiful Graphic 45 die cuts! Re isabellasnow, it was my sweet kitty's name. She was purest white (thus the snow) and I loved the name, 'Isabella.' So . . . I took her name as my own here on swap-bot. Poor sweet girl passed away this past July. I miss her every day, but love that every time I log in to swap-bot, I am reminded of her!
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Pick 3 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: Oooooooo!!!! The pencil and eraser are a blast from the past! Thanks for all the goodies you shared. You're just incredible.
sebastian122 rated for KSU: 20 or 20 or 20 round 2433 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: I have to say, your generosity is staggering. This swap is too awesome, and never ever think twice about sending me dups. I love them all, as often as I see them. ;-)
Comment: Wow. This is incredible. I think I can now open my own store dedicated to SC. How could I ever thank you, seriously question. Over and miles above doesn't come close. Wow. SOOOOOO blown away.
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the swaps and don't mind getting them in one package! I had SO much fun taking my time and putting these together - so thrilled you are pleased!! <3 <3 <3
Dasha rated for MAIL ART - Cats or Dogs on Nov 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for a fun mail with lots of goodies. Maine is beautiful. I spent couple of summers working in summer camp in NH, hope to visit again in couple years. I miss my friends so much and am thankful for social media so we can stay in touch. Oh and I miss Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies I also really enjoyed reading your note you are very lucky to be from the land of Patrick Dempsey :)
Comment: 🥰 Amy, you nailed it! Thank you for all the lovely pieces of happy in this mail. You definitely brightened my day with the cookie themed stationery and I’m so grateful for your thoughtfulness. This was a sender’s choice swap but you made it personalized for me and I 💙 it!
Comment: ty for telling me your little known facts I love the card as well thanks 10/22
deesides rated for BIRD Postcard on Oct 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely owl card and excellent stamps! I wish an owl would fly past me too :D
Lolle rated for Postcard with a Song Recommendation on Oct 20, 2022
Comment: Hi Amy, thank you so much for your pc! I love the little mushroom gnomes on it and how you decorated it 🍄💜. Love the song and will add it to my folk playlist. Much love, Carola
Petaltea rated for What Are You Reading? October 2022 on Oct 18, 2022
Comment: I have read several of Stephen King’s books. He is an amazing storyteller. Thanks for the postcard!
Comment: I love those kinds. >D I was cleaning upstairs at a relative's house. She can't physically get up the stairs without great problems, being disabled, so cleaning upstairs was absolutely out for YEARS before asking for help. When I was vacuuming + cleaning the small corner inside a closet, I distinctly heard her ask something. There was a looming shadow blocking out the only light in the room. In my peripheral vision, I saw a person about her height. I thought she'd somehow managed the stairs to see progress. Then the vacuum died. There was no one in the room. I would have SEEN her on the stairs- it takes her forever to get down them. The vacuum didn't work the rest of the day. Look, y'all gonna haunt, alright? I'm not banishing you. But would it KILL you to dust in here?! >D
Comment: Thanks for your letter and choice of stationary -- and especially for hosting the swap. This is a favorite writing swap because I love to sit down and just write about what's on my mind. I hope you'll clheck out my profile website..
TrishaLSmith rated for Postcards About Me - R on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Lego postcard! I love this set!
Response: I am so glad!! I bought it after I got the Seinfeld set and realized I kind of really dig Legos - that was the first one I sent off! :)
Comment: Thanks! What helped me learn to do a push up for the 1st time was over loading: put feet on a chair to do a push up. Then try to do it regularly with feet on floor.
sebastian122 rated for KSU: One Messy Swap on Mar 25, 2022
Comment: To open... or not to open; that is the question... =D Have to admit, just shaking it make the 4 year old in me happy. XOXO
Comment: I think your coloring is wonderful! And you lined up the center flower perfectly! The Crayola postcard is adorable! Happy swapping! ❤ Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the pc and note!! Woof, 40 degrees was warm?? I'd cry, lol!! We are finally getting back into the 70s here - yaaaassss!!!
renmagpie rated for WW: Two Parter_Pt. 2 on Feb 4, 2022
Comment: Amy - This entire envelope made my day. Your poem really is beautiful as-is, and your letter made me want to sit down and write back. So I think I will do that if you're ok with that. But the charm from your grandmother's home...it's now on my altar, part of that sacred space. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I never imagined such beautiful gifts truly could come in such a small envelope. xoxo
Response: Of course I am OKay w/ receiving mail from you :) I plan to write more to the ppl I already love, you included! I am SO happy that the charm has a good home. When I found it, I just knew I needed to send it along to you - can't explain it, but it was very important to me to get it to you, and I am happy it was well received. I know my Nana would be happy too that it has a great home :)

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Myself333 on Nov 15, 2022:

Amy! Holy cow, there's so many cards and they look even cooler than I thought they would! Thank you so much for the kindness! <3

sebastian122 on Nov 7, 2022:

What an amazing swap you sent me. Thank you, to the moon and back.

lttleetoile on Jun 15, 2022:

A quick check in and xoxoxoxo.... working on your super-package! Miss you, lady!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

HippieChick on Mar 19, 2022:

I am happy to have shared a little moment of joy with you. I understand it is a hard time. And taking the time to grieve is hard. Many gentle hugs to you. I look forward to seeing you around again, when you are ready!

jamicam on Dec 31, 2021:

Wishing you peace, creativity, laughter, and good health for the new year!


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user6937 on Dec 21, 2021:

Got your Xmas card today, Amy - Radin is a nice looking dog! Hope you have a nice Xmas 🎄& a Happy New Year 🎆

kiddomerriweather on Dec 20, 2021:

Thanks for the Krampus card and the adorable pic of your pooch. It was so nice to receive in my mailbox. <3

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