Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2021 12:09 am


Date Joined: October 26, 2008
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: January 17, 1986
Country: United States
Art Instagram (CW: spoilers and dicks)
Totally Inappropriate Trashy Swaps Group
Custom Littlest Pet Shop IG

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).

My current top wishlist item is Littlest Pet Shop toys or related items like doll accessories or small props. My latest craft obsession is modifying, painting, and photographing LPS customs. I'd be thrilled to trade for LPS toys or random small items to use in my pictures. If you happen have this type of thing you don't want, DM me for a private swap! :D

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
Megan Thee Stallion
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

Alteryx (amazing data program - I'm obsessed!)
Bright/neon colors
Buttons & brads
Easy vegetarian recipes
Good ATCs
Interesting ephemera/smash stuff
Jugger (best sport ever. Google it.)
Littlest Pet Shop
Magic: the Gathering
Mix CDs
Pokemon Go (Team Valor, Blissey, level 47

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 actually prefer homer/last page decos to keep my pile manageable, 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
Littlest Pet Shop
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/Happiny)

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: I am so sorry! I should have written this weeks ago. Emma, as always, you deliver big time! I could not help but laugh every time I looked at your book. When I finally finished decorating, my mother wandered into the craft room and asked what I was working on at the moment.. She saw the book on my desk and turned and walked out the door without saying a word. I thought β€œoh no” and followed her, only to find her laughing, silently, hand over mouth. We both burst into laughter at that point. Love the book and loved decorating it! Enjoy!
Response: LOL! That's so funny! I'm glad you got a kick out of it! :D
Comment: Thank you they are cute πŸ™‚
Comment: Thanks so much for doing this swap with me! I can't wait to add to the ones you sent me. :)
tcornell rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ Aug 21~ USA on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Love how this HMPC turned out too β™₯ Thank you for the PCs as well. Love the gel print with ink!
jeka396 rated for Last Page Deco - 8/2021 on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute little drinks deco!
mjhaertling rated for Decos Only - 8/2021 on Aug 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the decos and the extras. It will be difficult to choose favorite lyrics; there are so many. Sorry for the late rating.
Response: No worries! Glad it arrived safe! :)
Tamawi rated for CPG Move Any Deco 05 - Global on Aug 14, 2021
Comment: I really love the color-themed decos. They're a crazy kind of collection of objects that are still tied together. I appreciate the nice stickers you included. The watermelons are especially fun!
RiverTopanga rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 7/21~ USA on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Emma...fascinating HMPC you passed on to me! Only hope I can live up to the fabulous works everyone else has created! Thank you so much for the awesome pcs you sent as extras! French! Wow, will have to reach back to my high school days to translate...or cheat and send photos to my friend that has moved to France (currently stuck in UK due to COVID). πŸ™‚ Extra hearts to you ... πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’—πŸ§‘πŸ’™β€πŸ’›
Response: Yay! Very glad you liked it! :)
Comment: Fun, fun! Thank you!
teejlc rated for CPG Move Any Deco 04 - Global on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great deco and the pretty extras! I always love seeing your pages. Do you make your backgrounds with a Gelli plate? They are so pretty and so are your envelopes!
Response: Yeah I did the envelope and page with a gelli plate and then stencils I believe. I'm obsessed with gelli prints, they're so fun!
Vanna rated for International PenPals - Summer 2021 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Working on a reply
ChrisAnne rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 6/21~ USA on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: Love the way this pc is coming together. Each one is so unique.
ccmmsu rated for CPG Move Any Deco 03 - Global on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: This steampunk deco is going to be really fun to do. Your page is awesome!! Thanks for passing it on to me, for hosting, and for the postcards. Oh, and I LOVE the botanical beetle card, too. :)
Response: Glad you liked it! It's such a fun deco theme!
Steph80 rated for Bee ATCs - Newbie Friendly on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Emma! Thank you so much for the gorgeous Bee ATC and matching coin, what a lovely surprise! And thank you for the cute extra stickers too 😊
Comment: Great idea!
Comment: Thanks for the ATCoins! They are lovely.
Response: you're welcome, glad you liked them
joppagirl rated for USA Last Page Deco - 5/2021 on May 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the deco and the great vintage photos!
Comment: Thanks Emma! Have a Happy day!
Comment: These are lovely Thanks for helping me get started!! I have a few questions still and I am sending you a pm. Thank you cause this looks like alot of fun!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Move Any Deco 02 - Global on May 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a fun swap!! So happy to have you hosting as well!!
Response: Yay! Yeah it's been great, you make it easy to host with all the work you do for CPG! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 672 216 233
Completed Fives Threes Ones
598 736 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
19 65 442 72
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jeka396 on Sep 13, 2021:

Thanks so much for the envie stuffed with decos! There are sure a lot of random themes in there, but I’m in it! P.S. I loved your bat entry in the Halloween deco!

bigmamabird on Aug 26, 2021:

Loving your gorgeous page in my Summer deco, thanks Emma! Not sure I would survive out where you live.... I've been enjoying the cooler days in between heat waves here ( high 80s low 90s with really high humidity). We don't have ac so I pretty much have a fan on me 24/7 LOL

MiRdLHWY43 on Aug 16, 2021:

Thank you for the perfect addition to my deco. Love her and that background is really cool too!

Soph on Aug 4, 2021:

Thank you ever so much for the beautiful ATCs you sent me for the ATC Random RAK. I love them!

TreeAnn629 on Aug 3, 2021:

Thank you for the ATC RAK.

chimerix on Aug 1, 2021:

Thank you so much for the RAK ATCs. I especially love the octopus ones! Mahalo!

stephiedee on Jul 31, 2021:

Thank you for the ATC RAK! You sent a lot of really well done ATCs...I especially love your butterfly girl. 😊

bigmamabird on Jul 22, 2021:

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, Emma!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

gingerbee on Jul 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for the angel letter for the missing PenPal swap! The fact that you followed up on this as the host was awesome! I will pen you a letter back soon.

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