Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2019 6:30 am


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: October 22, 2019
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Blog: Cupcakes & Canter
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About Me

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

Current Events & Goings-on

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.

Dash for Dogs 5K - April 26th, 2020

Special Olympics: Law Enforcement Torch Run - TDB June 2020

David Payne Memorial Run - July 23rd, 2020

Beach to Beacon 10K - August 1st, 2020 (If I can get a spot!!)

The 2020 New York City Marathon (fingers crossed)!

Run The Year 2020 (2,020 miles January 1st - December 31st)

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!

Ironically, I do not have a favorite book . . . yet! However, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness comes close! Stardust also ranks quite highly on my love list! 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, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Anne Rice, 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:

-Deep Blue

-We Are Monsters

-The Fire Witness

-Little Creatures

-Hunt for the Skinwalker

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, and loom bands. 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 one below) (:



Some of my absolute favorite things in life . . .

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.

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

-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.

I always, always, ALWAYS rate. If you're waiting on a rating from me, it's because I have not received your swap. I log in to swap-bot and rate as I open my mail. If you are waiting for a rating from me, message me, and I'll double-check to be sure that I have not received the 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!

Paper straws! OH, how I love paper straws (in wrappers / packaging though).




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 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.


Lablauri57 rated for 📬 Postcard penpals 📬 on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Great card, good luck with your career!,,,
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #179 on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart :)
sassafrass rated for ATCs Yo on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATCs! I love them both .. love the "mic drop" haha! I also love the beautiful card and Halloween goodies. Thanks so much for doing this swap!
Response: I am so happy you like them!! :) Thank you for the heart!
auntiejo rated for Non Dominant Hand (NDH) PC on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Super fun swap! thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart :)
debbiespoms rated for CPG Cats or Dogs PC - Global on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Love the doggy card! I am a dog lover as well. But cat lover too and have one of each. But if I had to choose. It would hands down dog. I've had more dogs in my life than cats. I do my cat though & she like your dog is a rescue and so I wouldn't trade her for the world.
Response: I am so glad you liked your card!!! I have one cat as well, but I don't think I want more in the future. They're too pukey :-/ hehe. Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: Envie #2 from you today! Loving the birdies! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome!! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Fun cards -- thank you!
Response: You are welcome :)
4Friends rated for CPG Make Me Laugh PC - US only on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: THank you for my PC
Response: Thank you for rating.
Comment: thanks for the Branson PC. We just got back from their ourselves around Sept 14!
Response: What are the odds!? Thanks for rating :)
bluerose3 rated for CPG QUICKIE: Touristy PC - US only on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Short trips are nice.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
HippieChick rated for ALDALT: PC Swap senders choice on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: This card is perfect! Thank you! And, I totally heard Oprah in my head: "And YOU get a throat punch, and YOU get a throat punch, YOU ALL get throat punches..." I hope the day got better. But it totally made me snort coffee. And you gotta love random frog facts, lol!
Response: If I've made you snort coffee, then my work here is done - always what I aim to accomplish :) :) :) Thank you for the heart, and I'm super pumped you liked the card and frog facts :)
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Sep 6, 2019
Comment: I haven't seen this Jetoy before! Wonderful! Thanks so much!
Response: Yay! I am glad it was new to you :) Thank you for the heart!
banjobraids rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Love this Harry card, it's so cute. It's hard to believe sometimes he's all grown up. Oh man, I'm old, haha. I was in Maine in the 80s and have always remembered the beauty of the elements. Everything just seemed...more, there. Good luck with your preparations and THANKS :):):)
Response: I had the pleasure of seeing him (HP) in The Lifespan of a Fact while I was in NYC. (I love Bobby Cannavale). Daniel Radcliffe was amazing in his performance, and when he spoke afterwards, outside of his role, I thought, "Oh! I forgot he's British!" Hehe. Thank you kindly for the heart!
CookieMomster78 rated for OSS: Relaxation Day PC on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Siberian Husky dogs! I like it very much!
Response: Excellent! I am so pleased you like it :) Thank you for the heart!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP USA Only #52 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the tiger!
Response: You are most welcome; I am pleased that it was well received. Thank you for the heart :)
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Quick Newbie Postcard Swap on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Omg I LOVE that PC! it's absolutely hilarious! My cats are fussy damn fussbuckets for sure. One of them likes to yell for wet cat food and then ignore it. :)
Response: LOL. My cat will scream for food, and there will still be plenty in the dish ... but it's around the edges and empty in the middle where she ate. Haha. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!
Sizzle rated for Quick Newbie Postcard Swap on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the floral post card! Maine is such a beautiful state! I can’t wait to purchase my own home, so I can have a proper garden and collect flowers also! Enjoy your summer!
Response: I'm so pleased you like your PC so much! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: I loved reading your letter!
Response: Hehe, glad to hear it! :) Thanks so much for joining (and the heart)! I'll be hosting SOC again when things settle down this way :) Take care!
CajunLady rated for FS: Send a PC, Get a PC on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Love the zombie pc! I'm a season or 2 behind on The Walking Dead. But I've been trying to finish Star Trek, then we binged Lucifer and Stranger Things.
Response: I am SO glad you liked it!! I was concerned that maybe you'd received it before :) I have yet to start TWD, but I know I really need to!!
caf1988 rated for Double Blind Flat Swap--US Only on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the washi!
Response: Thanks for hosting this, I quite enjoyed it. I think the most fun, aside from prepping the envies, was learning who received what :)

Rating Overview

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goinjenny on Oct 18, 2019:

Thank you for my goodies in Wonderful Wishes October!

yunasy on Oct 11, 2019:

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for the ATC you made for me for the "Make an ATC for my favorite theme" tag. I loooove it! The rabbit drawing, cute background and cake stickers, and the little plastic bow and bunny on top...definitely one of my favorite ATCs!

Fairydollmilk on Oct 10, 2019:

Thank you for all the lovely Alice stuff and washi for Oct wonderful wishes!

sherba31 on Oct 10, 2019:

Thanks for the notecards for Wonderful Wishes. They're perfect in theme and size. Have a lovely day!

bluerose3 on Oct 9, 2019:

YAY! The tea from the RAK tea came. Thank you

VivaLaDiane on Oct 8, 2019:

Awwwwwwwh. Big heart eyes!!! ♥

bluerose3 on Oct 1, 2019:

Thank you for the tea from the Tea RAK :)

Mon1496 on Sep 30, 2019:

I think swiss miss is probably not as strong a bag? tea is usually more protective. Though there was a whole straight through it. Think someone was craving chocolate

Mon1496 on Sep 30, 2019:

Thank you for the hot chocolate! (I'll be frank it came in a plastic bag, and it looks like the post ran it through with a pen, but thank you anyway) lol I have never received an apology note from my post office

MrsAlderman on Sep 9, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome Tarot and Halloween Rak!! I will have fun creating with these!!

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