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Last Online: April 7, 2020
Birthday: February 25
Country: United States
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Quest Scouts

Swap Notes

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

Please use postage stamps instead of metered postage when possible - especially on postcards. Thank you!

I am ALLERGIC to wheat and other foods. I won't be doing food swaps because of food allergies. Note: WHEAT is sometimes used in lotions, shampoos, soaps, glue, etc so I am very careful with what I put on my body.

updated profile: March 11, 2020

About Me

I live in central Ohio and am married. We currently have one cat, Grady, who is grey and white. I enjoy trying new things, learning, seeing new places, and learning about other cultures/regions and people -- and traveling. I love being in nature and especially near water (waterfalls, lakes, rivers, oceans). I also enjoy reading books, playing board games, spending time with family & friends, going on adventures, and being creative.

Active Hobby

I have been a Quest Scout [QuestScouts.com] for a few years and really enjoy it. I like being creative and trying new things. Quest Scouts is questing for adults and completing Quests and earning badges (stickers & metal tags) through objectives in categories like create art, DIY, literature (reading), travel / explore locally, games, photography, research, geocaching / letterboxing, etc. It is so fun and gets me doing things I wouldn't try otherwise or things I didn't even know about.

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. Still doing a form of fauxbonichi / junk (ephemera from my day) journaling.


I collect the following items:

  • postcards [see Postcards section below]

  • postage stamps, international & USA (new & used) [not USA flag or religious Christmas stamps]

  • Airmail/Hand Cancel/Fragile/Priority etc. stickers, including from other countries (outside the USA) and in all languages

  • Mailboxes, airmail stationery (plus these themes / designs on items)

  • wax seals and wax seal stamps (for envelopes)

  • 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).

  • Currency (coins & paper bills) from around the world and special USA collections [I am missing US Quarters of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands]

  • Doctor Who items (10th Doctor is my favorite) including TARDIS and River Song.

  • Harry Potter items. Recently I've been sorted into Hufflepuff on WizardingWorld (was formerly Ravenclaw through a different site). I especially like Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter, Owl Post, Hogwarts Express, Platform 9-3/4, wands, stationery, Hogwarts School, Ministry of Magic.


I would love to get Maxicards! NOT extra large postcards. 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 also would love to receive Japanese Gotochi (shaped) postcards.

I am a member on PostCrossing and have collected postcards since I was a child. 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. If you do not know what to write, here is a list of 20 ideas: http://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2013/02/05/20-ideas-of-things-to-write-on-postcards

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

MailArt (homemade) postcards: etegami; photography; using art, collage, drawing, painting, ephemera, rubber stamps, etc.


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

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

mail art, mailboxes, postage stamps, postal / mail / airmail themes, fountain pens & ink, typewriters, fun pens, interesting blank journals & sketchbooks, books,

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

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 (NOT olive green), rubber stamps, embossing powders,

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

celestial / astronomy especially moon / lunar / galaxies, NASA / space travel, science fiction,

candlelight, candles [votive & tealights], candle-holders.

Books / TV / Movies

I love to read. For fun I usually read mysteries. I also like general fiction and some science fiction. I do read non-fiction on a variety of topics and enjoy a well-written book and learning new things. Some of my favorite authors: Kate Morton, Andy Weir, J.K. Rowling, Rita Mae Brown, Donald E. Westlake, Dorothy Gilman, M.C. Beaton, Jenn McKinlay, Martha Wells, Elizabeth Berg, Brene Brown.

Some books I have enjoyed: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, The Martian by Andy Weir, Artemis by Andy Weir, The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman, Crosstalk by Connie Willis, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney, Leave Me by Gayle Forman, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I watch WAY too much TV and am working on reducing the hours spent watching shows. I enjoy Doctor Who, Sherlock, NCIS, Speechless, Stumptown, Mom, Instinct, America Says (game show), Best Ever Trivia Show, etc. Shows I like that are no longer on the air: Firefly, Leverage, Alias, Stargate (SG-1 and Atlantis), Star Trek (TNG, Voyager), Warehouse 13, Timeless, Castle, Big Bang Theory, Elementary. I enjoy British panel game shows like Would I Lie To You?, QI, and the Big Fat Quiz of the Year.

I get to the cinema a handful of times a year but watch movies, series, & stand up on Netflix & Amazon Prime. I avoid horror (used to watch but nightmares and now even scarier stuff in real life). I do like sci-fi, adventure, comedies, action, mystery, Independent films, and some of the older / b&w films. Some favorite movies: Star Wars (& most of the "new" ones), Harry Potter, Marvel movies (Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Thor, Avengers, etc), RED (& RED 2), The Hunger Games, Contact, Love Actually, The Holiday, No Way Out, Miracle on 34th Street, Singing in the Rain. Some current favorite series: The Handmaid's Tale, Good Omens, Man in High Castle, Grace and Frankie.

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).

Things that interest me

Altered Art (puzzle pieces, library card pockets, strands of tickets, etc)

3-D Collage like shrines, cigar boxes, and matchboxes

Book Arts

Paper Arts and techniques

Paper Engineering

The Environment and ways to lessen my "footprint" and save energy (and $$)


kssunlover1947 rated for Space themed PC #3 on Apr 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I have that set and I love whenever I get a written card from one of my sets. Then I don't feel so bad when I send a card out. I love those eclipse moon stamps. I still have a part of a sheet of them.
CatieCat388 rated for Faux Postage Stamps - US/NA on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Your faux stamps turned out awesome. Most I would have mistaken as real stamps. Thank you so much.
CookieMomster78 rated for Altered Playing Card on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for putting so many wonderful layers into this playing card project! I really like it a lot!
kittyfun rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #24 on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Hi, sorry for the late rating and thank you for the postcard!
deesides rated for VINTAGE/ANTIQUE MAPS POSTCARDS on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Vicksburg map!
Comment: Thank you for the great boat postcard.
RNRISLOVE rated for Playing Card Swap Series - 3/14 on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I do classes with Stampin up and never seen the cards. Thank you for the Roswell card. We have been there and loved the town and museum.
Sasha42 rated for PC: FIRST SWAP on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Love the cards! Especially the redwoods, Love the matchbook cover and the bookmark too. Thanks AmyMarie for the great swap!
Comment: Thank you for a gorgeous pocket - I love it!
Hyshu rated for Anything goes~STARS/COSMOS on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great Cosmos items! Each one was funner to see than the last one! Thank you for joining my Swap!!
luvbird rated for MJS: Flowish Journal - US on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Oh my, AmyMarie, this flowish journal is AWESOME! I love it! I am new to flow journals and I am so excited about it! I am so happy to have the one you made as my β€œexample”! There is so much to look at and use in my future projects. The variety of papers is great...going to be so fun. I wish I could give you 10 stars for this wonderful swap! Thank you so very much!
Response: I am so glad you like it. It was my first flowish journal so I am no expert! I kept finding cool things to include and had a hard time stopping. When the journal was too big for the envelope, that made the decision easier. :)
nanadiana rated for Bit of History #11 on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the South Pole postcard! Yes, we are living in strange times. Hopefully it will be calm down soon.
princessnot rated for Harry Potter Postcard #2 on Mar 27, 2020
ScorpioRising29 rated for Space FUNTASTIC Swap! on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH Amy!! I loved everything you sent, especially the moon notecard and art print!! <3
Comment: Awesome postcard and stamp combination thank you very much AmyMarie. I like that you actually rode this train :)
captkristi rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the vintage items. I am hoping to be able to use them in a project!
Dasha rated for Napkin Collaged Mail Art on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your decoupaged stationery. Love also all extras you sent. And thanks for a nice letter from a cat owner and traveling lover. ;) It is really nice to get beautiful mail in mail box these crazy days. In Europe situation is really serious and quite scary. :(
BeckyG56 rated for USA: Puzzle Collaboration #10 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Hey neighbor! Thanks for the great puzzle piece. That gives me ideas for my next one. Very creative!
skinny52 rated for Playing Card Swap Series - 2/14 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Great 2's! Great extras, the vintage postcard is a real treat! Thanks so much for everything and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
LadyAbigail rated for Playing card swap #5 on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing cards!

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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. ❀

robinjeree on Oct 24, 2019:

I just read your profile -- I'm definitely going to check out QuestScouts!!

YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! AMAZING use of the yarn! I love it. Each envelope I open is so creative! Thank you for playing!

yvonne401 on Aug 20, 2019:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



Created46 on Aug 27, 2015:

I am so very excited that you enjoyed the package I have sent. I do hope you find a little inspiration in it.

2rasta on Mar 22, 2015:

Dear Amy, Thank you for returning my stamp bag, cheers! 2rasta

MissWhimsy on Jun 12, 2014:

Hi :) I just wanted to follow up to see if my email reached you for the A-Z Survey swap in Carpe Librum Group, Let me know if I need to resend? I hope you enjoy reading it, Thanks :)

dmarie on Apr 22, 2014:

Please check out my new stamp carving group

Carolinaray23 on Feb 13, 2014:

Happy Valentines Day <3 Hope to see you around the group =D <3 FitChick


NatashaMay on Nov 21, 2013:

Thanks for playing in my PLU: Animal PC Swap at Postcard Lovers Unite Group. :)

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