Swap-bot Time: October 24, 2020 10:18 am


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: October 24, 2020
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Blog: Cupcakes & Canter
Blog: Book Reviews
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About Me

Please,consider joining in on my RAK request / gift project / RAK

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.


Continual Christmas & Yearlong Yule

On The Pokémon GO Go

The ATC Association

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.

Due to the current situation re: COVID-19, my 2020 events have been cancelled. 2021 will be busier than ever because I'm coming for it!

Dash for Dogs 5K - April 2021

Safe Voices 5K to End Domestic Abuse

Special Olympics: Law Enforcement Torch Run - TDB June 2021

David Payne Memorial Run - July 23rd, 2021

Beach to Beacon 10K - August, 2021

The Dempsey Challenge 10K

The Maine Maraton / Half Marathon

The 2021 New York City Marathon (fingers crossed)!

Run The Year 2021 (2,021 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!

Stardust by Neil Gaiman is my favorite book, followed closely by A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; I read the former once yearly. 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:



-The Invited

-A House at the Bottom of a Lake

-Mermaid Atlas

-Untold Mayhem

-The Polygamist's Daughter: A Memoir

-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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, loom bands, paper, and fabric. 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 . . .

The Office / Dwight Schrute

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.

Pokémon, 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

-Harry Potter, especially Dobby and Niffler

-The Office

-Wild birds

-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.

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I always, always, ALWAYS rate. I log in to swap-bot and rate as I open my mail; this is a daily practice. If you're waiting on a rating from me, it's because I have not yet received your 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 body shaming or 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.


chimerix rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 1 on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: I love the ATC you made. Great detail. Aloha!
Minivandreams rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 4 on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: I love the ATC you made! Thank you! Everytime I get a typed note from you, it makes me want to dig out my typewriter!
Minivandreams rated for ATCA: G on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I love the ATC you made!
Artstamper rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 2 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: This black and white is very different, l like it a lot. Thanks so much!
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATCA: F on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: great ATC - thanks.
neea1989 rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #6 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: 🥰 Thank you! 🌈 🌈 🌈
Minivandreams rated for ATCA: E on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: I love the elephant! Thank you!
chimerix rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #7 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great Jack-o-Lantern ATC, It is great and spooky. Aloha
ginny19590 rated for OSS: ATC #1 on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for such a nice ATC, I loved it...........=)
banjobraids rated for OSS: Sender’s Choice PC Sept. on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Yayyyy Snape in his classroom! Enjoy your reading and thank you! :):):)
SkaGirl rated for Sender's Choice PC September on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: I love the postcard, thank you!!!
Response: You are welcome :)
dmwcheng rated for Sender's Choice PC August on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Amy. I love your lovely handwriting as usual. =) Here's to new York City with your mom next year! Cheers! <3 Health is wealth. =)
Response: I sure do hope NYC is on the radar next year :) TY for rating!
Earlgurl rated for Stickers, Stickers, Stickers! on Sep 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for all of the great stickers. I also LOVED your envelope. Happy swapping.
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love the 3D flamingo ATC! Nice work. And thank you for the inspiring message. Have a great day!
Response: Thank you! I was hoping it would arrive OKay - wasn't sure how bulky the flamingo would end up being :)
chimerix rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #5 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute doggie ATC. Aloha
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for joining!
jringling rated for ATC Sender's Choice AUG on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute owl atc!
Response: You are welcome :) TY for the heart!
Ukucaitie rated for OSS: Sender's Choice PC AUG on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Amy! Thank you so much for the kola postcard and I love the handmade one too!! Thanks for thinking of me and sending it. I think these are extra special. love them both. Stay well :)
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked both of them. Thank you kindly for the heart!
Comment: I really like the card you sent. Lots of late summer and early fall vibes. Thank you for the kind note! I hope you are doing well too! Hugs!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Wishing you healthy and happy mail!!
Minivandreams rated for ATCA: D on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Love love love! Thank you so much!
Response: You are most welcome!! TY for the heart

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HippieChick on Oct 23, 2020:

Thank you so much for the awesome Halloween PC!!! Love it!
I am also a supply hoarder and finished project abandon-er. My husband has been known to beg me to keep certain finished pieces because he likes them. Haha!

TreeAnn629 on Oct 22, 2020:

I got the RAK of memory Dex they are keepers. Thank you so much.

HippieChick on Oct 5, 2020:

I'm glad it arrived and that you enjoyed my surprise! I haven't had a lot of mojo lately but still love putting together little envelopes of happy. :)

I hope you have a fabulous week!

kiddomerriweather on Oct 1, 2020:

Thanks for the huggins. <3

CajunLady on Sep 28, 2020:

I did receive it. I thought I had let you know. Sorry :( Thank you for angeling.

CrystalZ on Sep 23, 2020:

So glad that you received my altered index card safe and sound! I hope your friend likes her gift :)

LahDeeDah on Sep 17, 2020:

This ATC is the BOMB! I really like it, and your note cracked me up. I'm going to call your piece, "The Beetles Killed Her Flowers." LOL! I love weird stuff like this. Thank you so much!


HippieChick on Aug 25, 2020:

Thank you for the envie full of grotesque images! They will be great for Halloween crafting. :)

lasciviouskisses on Aug 18, 2020:

Thank you for the collage and cut RAK! They are great!

kiddomerriweather on Aug 17, 2020:

I may have to take you up on that at some point. Thanks for the offer. =D

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