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AmyMarie

AmyMarie
Original Member
Last Online: January 21, 2022
Birthday: February 25
Country: United States
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Swap Notes

My first name is AmyMarie (all one word with NO spaces, 2nd M is capitalized).
Preferred pronouns: she/her.

I'd appreciate actual stamps on mail (preferred real stamps and not machine generated postage).

Please no religious items.

I am very sensitive to several scents including tobacco smoke and perfumes. Please keep anything you are sending me away from perfumes and other artificially scented things.

I am allergic to several foods. Please do NOT send foods or beverages (including tea).

I collect playing cards from decks with backs different from the typical Bicycle brand blue or red backs. (Including playing cards with different pips or different design / color on the front / face side of the cards.) I have MANY partial decks (~50) of playing cards and duplicate cards from swaps. I am open to private swaps for playing cards.

About Me

  • creative, have many artistic interests, and enjoy doing a variety of mixed media & paper crafts

  • life-long learner, love to read, explore, travel, and try new things

  • being in nature and near water (lakes, oceans, waterfalls, rivers, etc) refreshes me and my soul

  • married, no kids, several nieces & nephews

  • have one cat and appreciate all animals (supports zoos & programs that focus on conservation, rehabilitation, education, and sustainability)

  • enjoy spending time with family & friends, playing board & card games, exploring National Parks & collecting NP cancellation stamps, earning Quest Scout points & badges, browsing through antique stores, and hanging out in libraries & bookstores.

Collections

I collect the following items:

  • Playing cards: It's fun to see the different designs and special packs, especially those that have images or decorated fronts (different colored or design face cards, fun pips on the number cards, pictures or images on the number cards, etc). I like all suits & cards and tend to prefer A of spades, all 5's, all Queens, and unique Jokers. I am willing to do private swaps for playing cards.

  • Security envelope patterns & colors (the inside pattern of an envelope that protects the contents from being viewed through the envelope)

  • postcards [see Postcards section below]

  • Airmail and other mail/envelopes and stickers, including from other countries (outside the USA) and in all languages

  • Vintage ephemera including travel tickets (bus, train, etc), paper forms, letters & envelopes & postcards, languages other than English, playing cards, labels, stamps (ration stamps, grocery store stamps, tax stamps, postage stamps, etc), old passports & identification papers, maps, cookbook pages, library cards & pockets

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts and using mixed media art supplies. The items I use and make shift over time. I have made handbound books, homemade paper, artistamps (faux postage), mailart, handmade envelopes & postcards, collages, zines, ATCs, altered books, altered playing cards, pocket letters, and hand-carved rubber stamps.

In the past I have done scrapbooking and art journaling. I am still doing a form of fauxbonichi / junk (ephemera from my day) journaling.

Please do NOT send me random bits of paper!

Postcards

I would love to receive Japanese Gotochi (shaped) postcards.

I also love to get Maxicards! They are maximized postcards = postcard picture, postage stamp, and cancellation mark all on same side and all depict the same item / image! I'd even enjoy a postcard that has a postage stamp similar to or matching the postcard image.

I prefer postcards sent naked (not in envelope) with postage stamps (not metered postage) and something written on the back - even just a short message.

Store bought postcards: waterfalls, mailboxes, post offices, mail / postal theme, letter writing / fountain pens / writing desk / correspondence theme, PostCrossing, libraries / books / reading theme, doorways, windows, maps, National Parks, State Parks, landmarks, historical sites & people, UNESCO sites, earthworks, lakes, oceans, lighthouses, skylines / scenes / images of your town / city / country, images of regional traditions / culture, nature scenery, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Star Wars, wild animals (not domesticated cats & dogs), also check out my likes section below for postcard ideas

Please no coloring postcards (postcards that are meant for the recipient to color it in like a coloring book page).

Likes

traveling themes, maps, foreign coins, travel tickets and tokens (bus, subway, etc.), passports & passports stamps,

waterfalls, oceans, lakes, rivers, lighthouses, autumn, trees, nature, dragonflies, owls, tigers, cheetahs, rhinos, koalas, polar bears, penguins, butterflies, (animals), sunsets and sunrises, mountains,

mail art, mailboxes, postage stamps (NOT religious ones or US flags), postal / mail / airmail themes, fountain pens & ink, typewriters, books,

antique & vintage items and ephemera, small / miniature items, different textures, unique designs,

book themes, hand-bound books / book arts, paper engineering, earth tones including terra cotta and rust-ish reds, shades of purple and mauve (pinkish, blue-ish purple), most shades of green, rubber stamps, embossing powders, {not fond of neon colors}

connecting with people, other perspectives and cultures, ancient civilizations, hanging out with family & friends, playing board & card games, interesting playing cards,

celestial / astronomy especially moon / lunar / galaxies, NASA / space travel, science fiction, Doctor Who (favorite is 10th with 11th as close second, River Song, TARDIS), the world of Harry Potter

Books / TV / Movies

I love to read. I like mystery, sci-fi, and general fiction. I do read non-fiction on a variety of topics and enjoy a well-written book and learning new things.

We cut the cable TV cord and now stream most of our visual entertainment. Some shows I enjoy are Resident Alien, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Young Sheldon, NCIS, Star Trek Discovery, Doctor Who, Amazing Race, The Blacklist, Ghosts, Lucifer. I enjoy British shows like Taskmaster, Would I Lie To You?, QI, and the Big Fat Quiz of the Year. Also I enjoy comedians such as Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Millican, Tig Notaro, Paula Poundstone, Hannah Gadsby, Trevor Noah, Gabriel Iglesias, James Acaster, Greg Davies, David Mitchell, and Alan Davies.

For movies, I do like sci-fi, adventure, comedies, action, mystery, Independent films, and some of the older / b&w films. (I avoid horror films including psychological thrillers.)

Fandoms - DiscWorld - Harry Potter (but not J.K. Rowling) - Doctor Who - Firefly - Marvel movies - Star Wars - The Mandalorian [I have only seen season 1] - Star Trek {TNG, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery} - Sherlock Holmes

Do NOT like

cigarette/cigar/pipe smoke (I am allergic)

overly glittered items (some bling / shiny is nice but when it leaves a trail of glitter on anything it touches, it gets annoying)

Christian-based religious items (plenty of that available around here).

Random bits of paper, teachers' stickers, puffy stickers

Things that interest me

Passports & cancellations / stamps for National Parks, historic sites, state parks, lighthouses, nature preserves, etc. So fun to visit, see, learn, and fill a passport.

I am a member of QuestScouts.squarespace.com and enjoy learning & doing new things while earning badges. (Scouting for Adults).

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the lighthouse card. I don't think I have read any Andy Weir books but I have seen the The Martian movie several times. I will check out his books.
Lyndylou5 rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #1 on Jan 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all the cards. I really like the Georgia card with the map on the back side of it., and also the shiny purple card. Awesome!
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the lovely cards and for some extras! Happy New Year!
fishsteak rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #25 on Jan 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the swap! I love the stamps and the envelope. I can’t believe you’ve seen an exhibit with original drawings of Calvin & Hobbes. It’s always great to meet another Discworld fan!
suepier rated for PH: Naked Lighthouse Postcard #4 on Jan 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great lighthouse postcard. I love lighthouses.
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Comment: What an absolutely delightful swap! You included so many fun and unique goodies to this swap and I just loved all of it! The washi, stickers, envelope, card, and especially your homemade PC! Thank you for such a thoughtful Happy Mail <3
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Comment: This page is so beautiful! Thank you so much.
watercolorgirl rated for USAPC: Winter Glue Book Page on Jan 4, 2022
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Comment: I absolutely love the glue page you made for me. I am new to them also. This was my first glue page to make. So it looks like you and I are the "newbies". Our weather is the same as in OH this year. Very weird.. Happy New Year.
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Comment: great. thanks for the extras
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Comment: thanks for the extras. I appreciate you using old stamps on the envelope.
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the great playing cards. Thanksgiving was just my wife and I. The kids all did other things. We have to share. That's fine. We have them all for Christmas.
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
KeKet82 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #4~ Swap #16 on Dec 24, 2021
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Highlander18 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #33 on Dec 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the eight cards. Our family visited the Granite Quarry in 1964 or 65.
Lonestarchild rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #37 on Dec 22, 2021
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Comment: All great cards -- thank you!
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8U on Dec 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the postcards!! I have never seen that Ohio map one - cool!! So glad you joined the swap - have a nice rest of the week and enjoy the holidays! : )
minniepic rated for 4 playing cards of Jacks on Dec 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely playing cards ❤️❤️ Happy Holidays 🎄☃️🎄
minniepic rated for 4 playing cards of Queens on Dec 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely playing cards ❤️❤️❤️ Happy Holidays 🎄☃️🎄
snels119 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #4~Swap #14 on Dec 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cards, I love them all! And I appreciate the mathematical washi tape :)

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Comments

susieq11 on Oct 16, 2021:

Thanks for the Snoopy paper too!!! Cute!!!!

mymerakidesk on Aug 17, 2021:

Welcome to “Wax Seals & Dried Flowers Enthusiasts”!

papertreasures17 on May 15, 2021:
thisismeAXiD on Feb 2, 2021:

happy birthday month

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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Aseret25 on Nov 17, 2020:

Ooo, Quest Scouts looks like fun!! I'm going to have to dig through the site more and find a quest I can tackle!

PostMuse on Oct 17, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed the Dear Doctor mailart! That mailbox rubber stamp is decades old. I think it was 100 Proof Press but I use it so much the company name isn’t visible anymore.

camelsamba on Sep 11, 2020:

I'm so envious that you have been to a recent Carrie Newcomer concert - I saw her once but it was many years ago. Will have to pay attention to her schedule once concerts start up again.

I first discovered Mrs Pollifax in 1992! My husband and I even listened to some of the stories as books on cassette while commuting, and more recently I've listened to some as CD. One of the later ones in the series has an interview with the author at the end of the CD, and it was interesting to listen to in light of knowledge that she suffered from dementia later in life. I read an article once saying that some later Agatha Christie works may show evidence of dementia (something to do with word choice, or word length?) and wondered if they would find the same thing if they studied Dorothy Gilman.

I didn't know there was a Mrs Pollifax movie; i will have to track it down!

samjowers on Jul 30, 2020:

I was a member of questscouts!!! still follow them on instagram! LOVE their quest and love that its like scouting in that you can earn badges!

MamaD on Dec 26, 2019:

AmyMarie, I was looking at your profile as I'm your partner in a swap. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ❤

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