Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2024 11:14 pm


Date Joined: October 26, 2008
Last Online: May 29, 2024
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
Art Instagram (CW: spoilers and dicks)
Totally Inappropriate Trashy Swaps Group
Let's Swap Songs Group

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 just started a new group! Let's Swap Songs to do all kinds of music related swapping. Please join if you're interested!

My main wishlist thing right now is playlists and song recommendations. I want to know your favorite song or a band you think I'd like. I'm in my music-obsessed era, going to all the shows I can!

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
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
What We Do in the Shadows Xena

Favorite Music

Bif Naked
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds
City Girls
Eve 6
Evelyn's Casket The Falcon
Groove Coverage
Harvey Danger
Hawksley Workman
The Interrupters
The Lawrence Arms
Megan Thee Stallion
The Offspring
Orville Peck
Powerman 5000
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stroke 9
Tegan & Sarah
Violent Femmes
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
Littlest Pet Shop
Magic: the Gathering
Mix CDs, playlists, and song recs
Pokemon Go (Team Valor, Blissey, level 50)

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 like small and thin decos over big bulky ones - don't we all? I dislike thick embellishments that make it much costlier to mail and make it harder for everyone else's pages to lie flat. My preference is for smallish flatish ones that can be mailed in normal envelopes without too much postage.

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


neea1989 rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - J on May 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the fun playlist! I don't think I'd ever heard of any of the artists except for one so it was a fun listening experience. 😁 Jump Ship by Lung was my favourite! 🎡
Response: Awesome! I thought you'd like that one, they're really unique!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for LSS - Playlist Deco 3 on May 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sending me Jessica's cool deco. I love the page you added and will be challenged by this one for sure. I already have an idea and will see if I can pull it together.
Comment: Thanks for sending me Jessica P's deco! I wish I was last so I could send it home but I think I know someone to send it to so that it will soon be flying back to California. Thanks for the stickers too - the paintbrush stickers literally inspired me for another deco that I was wondering what I could create - now I know!!xxMuggleMom
ChewBecca0626 rated for LSS - Live Shows on May 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the well thought out and organized list! I have only heard of about 4 on the list but it gives me some new artists to look in to. And that's disappointing about The Killers cause I like their music.
jessica rated for LSS - Playlist Deco 2 on Apr 17, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the rainy days songs deco!
HappyMom rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - I on Apr 14, 2024
Comment: I started listening when I first got your swap but got side-tracked...will get back to it today but didn't want to hold up my rating :) I appreciate the links - awesome! And many tracks that are new to me. Thx!
Comment: thank you so much for the cute doggie postcard and recommendation! i took a listen and it was a fun song, will be passing along your recommendation to my punk friends. love from kiara 🫢🏽
fruitbat5150 rated for LSS - Songs With Innuendo on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: What fun! I’ve only heard of a couple of these bands (that’s how sheltered / ignorant my musical knowledge is!) so it will be fun to discover!
kasa rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - H on Mar 24, 2024
Comment: Emma, I havent heard of any of these songs or artists but that is why I do these song swaps so that I can listen to new music. Yay. Thanks for sharing new music with me.
MiRdLHWY43 rated for LSS - Playlist Deco 1 on Mar 10, 2024
Comment: This is a really cool deco, I love your cover and colors. I haven't heard of most of these except for American Aquarium, and the only reason I know them is because they're name is taken from a Wilco song and they're played on my local college radio station. I look forward to working on a page.
Catt007 rated for LSS - Songs With Names on Feb 19, 2024
Comment: Thank. you for the fab list and for making a Spotify playlist, it makes it so much easier to listen to the songs. 😺
Comment: Love the postcard and will definitely check out your list tonight. I can safely say there is only one group on the list (the Offspring - assuming it's the band from the 90s) that I've even heard of, lol - thanks for introducing new groups and songs!xxMuggleMom
Response: Awesome, hope you enjoy! I've been enjoying The Offspring since the 90s, but had only recently heard the song from this list - somehow missed it for ages but now it's my favorite!
Myself333 rated for CPG Move Any Deco 26 - Global on Jan 29, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the cute new deco, Emma! Lmk if I can help with your motivation! I have a bunch to catch up on, so we could do a thing together if you want? Also cute card. <3
nigatsubebe rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - G on Jan 27, 2024
Comment: Thanks! I only knew a few songs. Can't wait to listen to them all so I can add more to my playlists.
Comment: Love Geordi, love The Cruxshadows, love YOU!!!
Response: So glad you liked it! XD
Comment: Love the front/back of this deco! The background paper came out so cool. And adorable sticker extras, haha XD Thanks Emma!
Myself333 rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - F on Jan 17, 2024
Comment: Just saw your playlist, going to listen to it tomorrow, but I already see some fun stuff on there. :) Thanks Emma!
katjalves rated for LSS - Choose Your Own Playlist on Jan 1, 2024
Comment: So fun!! Thank you so much. I had only heard of a few of them
luckysweetpea rated for CPG Move Any Deco 25 - Global on Dec 26, 2023
Comment: Hi Emma, thank you for sending your Free Themed Deco for Laurel. I'm excited to add to it and send it on. Warmly, Ginger
debbiespoms rated for LSS - Favorite Songs of 2023 on Dec 26, 2023
Comment: Hi Emma! Now that Christmas is over & done with, I can now rate you. I just got back from my daughter's in NJ this morning. I got a chance to listen to all of your fabulous songs and Thanks so much for your 7 awesome songs. What a joy it was to listen to them. I hope you and your loved ones had a very special Christmas and I wish you the best the upcoming New Year! May it shine on you.😎

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MuggleMom on Apr 13, 2024:

Thank you for the beautiful open-theme deco you started for me in Oct 2022. Everyone's page is gorgeous!! What a heavenly present to come home!



MiRdLHWY43 on Mar 22, 2024:

Thanks for the hilarious gnome giving the finger page in my deco, of course that's my fav page in there! This is the first one I've ever gotten back ( besides creative hideout ) what an unexpected treat today.

DeboraCreates on Feb 13, 2024:

Thank you for creating a "free theme" deco for me in August of 2023~ It just made it home to me and it turned out great!

Star7Lily on Jan 23, 2024:

Happy Birthday from Sarah Connor xx

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

DeboraCreates on Nov 21, 2023:

Thank you for the Star Trek deco you created for me in Oct. 2022! Deanie returned it to me and it came out great! What a treasure! Thank you! Live long and prosper.

DeboraCreates on Oct 26, 2023:

Thank you for the adorable dogs deco you made me! I love the front and back covers, and all of the inside pages came out great!

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 25, 2023:

Thanks so much for returning my free theme deco, I love the page you made! Happy mail indeed!

bigmamabird on Oct 12, 2023:

Love the pinks and corals you added to my Creative Hideout Ocean deco, Emma! Many thanks for a lovely page!

stephiedee on Oct 9, 2023:

Thank you for working in my State of Mine deco! I love how it turned out. It's finally cooling off here so we won't have to worry about oppressive heat for a little bit.

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