Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2018 3:30 pm


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: June 18, 2018
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Blog: Cupcakes & Canter

Current Events & Notes

15 June 2018 FYI, though the outlined situations below appear to be outdated, they are ongoing issues that I still face on a daily basis.

29 January 2018 Due to my tenants moving out with ZERO notice, I will be busy over the next few months with repairs, showing the rental house, etc. I (most likely) will not be swapping until it's rented out again - financially and time management wise, it's the most responsible thing I can do right now. (Who else hates adulting!?!) It's a bummer, but I'll jump in quick swaps if I feel I can handle 'em on top of all else :) I'm still around so don't hesitate to reach out.

7 November 2017
I am slowly re-entering the world of swap-bot. Currently, my main focus is my health and ongoing recovery from a head injury so I have slowed down a lot, but I am indeed present :) Slow and steady, as they say! :)

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. :)

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.


5th Annual Dash for Dogs 5K - April 29th, 2018

Safe Voices 5K - June 2nd

Friends on the 4th 5K - July 4th, 2018

Special Olympics: Law Enforcement Torch Run - 2018

Beach To Beacon 10K

10th Annual Dempsey Challenge 10K - September 29th, 2018

Maine Marathon - Half Marathon - September 30th, 2018

I'm a group founder! I am currently founding: Idiosyncratic Unicorns and Cheers & Jeers Postcard Project

Favorite Crafts

I am a crafter by hobby, and I so enjoy making little gifts for family, friends, and my pen pals. My favorite crafts are those I create with duct tape. I also love perler beads, embroidery floss, loom bands, latch hook, and quilting. I also quite enjoy paper crafts, especially making my own envelopes! I have recently started to learn how to knit and crochet and origami as well. I also love to color!

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! One of my favorite authors, also a Mainer, is Stephen King. Other favorite authors: Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Joe Hill, and John Saul. I love the horror genre, true crime, and the classics!

I have recently discovered and am absolutely wild about graphic novels! I'm (off and on) reading The Sandman, Locke & Key, and Wytches.

I have been dedicating more of my time and efforts to my Goodreads account: updating my progress, rating books, and writing reviews.

Currently reading:

-Norse Mythology

-Bag of Bones

-Dark Matter

On Deck:

-20th Century Ghosts

-American Gods

-Dog Company

-The Woman in Cabin 10

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 :)


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:



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.


-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.

About Me

My name is Amy Elizabeth, I am 32 years of age, and I live on the east coast (Maine!) of the U.S. I was born and raised here; recently, I moved from the city to a small town with less than 3,000 people! I have BAs in Psychology and Criminology and CJ; professionally, I am a crime analyst. I may be behind the scenes, but I too bleed blue.

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, 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.

I am content and happy with the life that I live, though I oftentimes daydream about more time in my day so that I can accomplish all of my loves.

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.

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.

Admittedly, I'm not fantastic at responding to the ratings that I receive. However, I assure you that this does not make me any less appreciative :)

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!

LOOM BANDS!! I create bracelets to send to various children's hospitals each month, whatever I can get made in a month's time. SO, supplies for this endeavor are always welcomed!! :)

Duct and washi tapes




Pens (esp. gel pens!)


Perler beads

Project Life cards


Pins and magnets


Pin ups

Magnetic notepads

Tea (Favorites: mint, chocolate, lady grey, darjeeling, spicy).

Sealing wax and wax seals

Decks of cards


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!)


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. 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.


Comment: I love it! I want one of those aye ayes! Love the expression on his face! And the platypus is fabulous! Thank you.
fluffyjunk rated for Weird Profile Deco #2 - Animalia on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the platypus and his friends! :D What the heck is this penis-snake-thing?!? O_O
Comment: Thank you! These are new to me - love them! Hope you get mine soon :)
fruitypebbles rated for I LOVE ME: Mission #1 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful list of the things you love about yourself. I'd love to know more about your eyes. And leg shaving...I'm part wolf. LOL! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE swapping with you!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I loved this swap. Not only did it make me think, it triggered me to blog again. I will def. be keeping my eyes open for more missions - these are great!!!
Comment: thank you for the lovely comments
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: Thanks for your patience with the swap - and for your lovely comments on my Instafeed! Glad you liked my magpie Journal pages - I certainly enjoyed creating them!
Response: Thanks for hosting! I have a Day Zero Project goal to reach 1,000 followers so this was helpful toward that :)
Wenders rated for Set of 5 Supplies Swap #6 on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: I got it yesterday. Thank you for the supplies!! 😀
Response: Glad it made it safely! I hope you will be able to use them all! Thank you for the heart! :)
draco rated for Weird Profile Deco on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: thank you for the laughs you posted on my profile
Response: You are welcome! :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the love on instagram! 💕
Response: My pleasure! I look forward to seeing your feed ongoing! :)
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely likes and comments (especially the ones about my beloved doggo)!
Response: You're welcome - he's such a doll!! <3
CajunLady rated for Weird Profile Deco on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: thanks for the weird pictures on my profile!!!!
Response: Oh, it was my pleasure!! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice comments :)
Response: You are welcome - love your IG!
Scrybe rated for IU: Swap Withdrawal PC on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you! for the nice looking card :-)
Response: You're welcome!! Thank you for joining!
Highlander18 rated for Easy Postcard #4 on May 27, 2018
Comment: Great card, thank you very much. Statue of Liberty is always a fascination!
Response: You are most welcome! :)
Noeline rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 26, 2018
Response: Thank you!
Marryth rated for Bhindblueeyes & Marryth on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the PL cards & washi tape - I'm looking forward to getting a chance to use 'em! :)
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the swap!! :) It really helped me out!
frenchd73 rated for Swap Withdrawal PC on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I'm so sorry for the delay in rating!!!!
Response: Thank you; glad my PC made it safely! :) Wishing you well!!
mermaidery rated for mermaidery/Bhindblueeyes on May 21, 2018
Comment: I love everything about this swap! The card is fantastic and the wall decal already has a home. Thank you!
Response: I am so happy you liked it!!! I was pretty enthused I could run with the octopus theme <3 <3 Also, I have many other decals if you want any: other octopi, whales, etc. :)
Leanne85 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 10, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed your answers, I hope one day to get to your level of fitness :)
Response: You definitely can! :)
mermaidery rated for FS: SOC Ltr. Jan on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: This just showed up today.... with a postmark of Jan 22!! Oh letter, what adventures have you gone on from ME to NJ?? I love your handwriting and enjoyed reading your letter. PS - I still want to grow up to be a mermaid, haha.
Response: Does it LOOK like it went for a bumpy ride!? Ha - that is amazing. I wish we knew where it ended up - where it got lost or stuck. Thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

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ittybittykitty on Jun 16, 2018:

Hey, have some weird animals! (Weird Profile #2)

DeAnnaVarela on Jun 16, 2018:

Weird Profile Deco #2 - Animalia Mail Deadline: Jun 18, 2018 by DeAnna Varela

Hello! I was fortunate enough to see amazing Proboscis Monkeys while working in Indonesia.

Stay weird my friend!


HippieChick on Jun 8, 2018:

Thank you for the amazing Alice in Wonderland cards you sent for the "I collect... send to the person above you" tag. I am blown away! I have never seen anything like these before. A million thank yous!

ittybittykitty on Jun 4, 2018:

Just crushin’ it on a Monday!

(Weird Profile Deco swap)

fluffyjunk on Jun 4, 2018:

Here is a something nautical that I found for you for our Weird-Profile-Deco-Swap:

And this one is just a little extra that I found - and can`t stop watching! :D

Paige1900 on May 31, 2018:

You have won the PF RAK for the 50+ postcards! Please PM me your address!

HaoHaoHao on May 27, 2018:

Thank you very much for the Washi RAK. :)

ittybittykitty on May 23, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

ChrisAnne on May 21, 2018:

Welcome to Planner Partners. I'm glad to have you join us!

ChrisAnne on May 18, 2018:

Thank you for the extremely generous RAK of PL cards. I can't wait to get started on them!

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