Swap-bot Time: April 8, 2020 4:49 pm


Date Joined: October 26, 2008
Last Online: April 8, 2020
Birthday: January 17, 1986
Country: United States
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About Me

Free Cat Hair With Every Swap!

I do market research professionally, and Swap-Bot is a great creative outlet for me! I love to make ATCs, gelli print, and do decos when I have the time, and try all kinds of new crafts. I am vegetarian and a huge nerd. I have two kitties who are my babies.

mah kittehs

PM me if you want to do a private swap, need a new (sometimes slow AF) penpal, or want excess decos (I usually have some).

I don't expect extras, and am not picky about that kind of thing, but one project I'm working on this year is a scrapbook for my friends' baby boy. I'd love any extra ephemera in themes related to baby boys, Star Wars, or superheroes for that project. Also happy to do private trades. :)

Swap Philosophy

I always try to go above and beyond in my swaps and aim for hearts. If you feel that I don't deserve a heart, I would genuinely like to know why. Even if it's negative feedback I want to improve my art and swapping. It drives me crazy to do what I think is a really nice job and feel like I've disappointed my partner!

I normally read profiles carefully and tailor swaps to my swap partners' preferences to the extent possible. I don't generally join swaps with tight deadlines, because I hate feeling rushed and I like doing art when I'm really in the mood for it. So I will try and do a nice job on your swap, and base it on your profile if I can, but it won't usually be sitting there all generically waiting to mail as soon as partners are assigned. Please let me know if something doesn't arrive. I will resend lost or missing swaps.

I don't think anyone should host swaps they aren't willing to angel themselves. If hosts are expected to cover for flakers, they will do a better job screening them out. I hate to see situations where hosts ask for angels (or worse, the individual flaked on has to ask themselves) when it's the host's poor screening that caused the problem. I cringe every times I see a swap host saying they won't angel. Don't host if you won't angel! I will ALWAYS angel my hosted swaps. With that in mind, I am picky about screening people for my hosted swaps. I am usually willing to do private swaps with riskier people, but don't want to assume that risk for others in my swaps. I appreciate being notified if you see questionable swappers in my hosted swaps, but rest assured I will carefully look at all participants and ban anyone I find too risky, normally immediately before assigning partners.

Favorite Movies

Beavis and Butthead Do America
Children of Dune
Lord of the Rings
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Trek
Star Wars
V for Vendetta

Favorite Television

Arrested Development
Black Sails
Game of Thrones
Mr. Pickles
Star Trek
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Venture Brothers
Walking Dead

Favorite Music

Bif Naked
City Girls
Eve 6
Harvey Danger
Hawksley Workman
Lady Gaga
Powerman 5000
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stroke 9
Tegan & Sarah
VNV Nation

Favorite Books

Never Let Me Go
Song of Ice and Fire
The God Delusion
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Wheel of Time
World War Z

Stuff I like

Bright/neon colors
Buttons & brads
Easy vegetarian recipes
Good ATCs
Interesting ephemera/smash stuff
Jugger (best sport ever. Google it.)
Magic: the Gathering
Mix CDs
Pokemon Go (Team Valor & Blissey is the best Pokemon!)

Stuff I don't like

Animal cruelty
Excessive use of stickers
Religion - unless it's ironic or Chick Tracts, I love those for terrible reasons!

Regarding Deco Books

I don't mind getting homers/last page decos unless it's contrary to swap requirements.

I've been getting a lot of decos recently in which I've already done a page. This is generally against deco swap guidelines, and is contrary to the point of deco books. Decos should have each page done by a different person, and sending them back and forth between the same people is a waste of postage! PLEASE check your decos and make sure the recipient hasn't done a page in them yet before sending!

I'd prefer not to receive decos that aren't in some kind of book form. Loose pages are a nice idea, but to me that's not really the same as a deco book. Plus it's difficult or impossible to determine who has already had it when "pages" go missing.

I often have excess decos to swap. Please send me a PM with your address if you are interested.

I'm happy to try and answer questions if you are new to decos (or swapping generally). I've been here a while and can usually help with basic protocol questions!

Themes I like

Anything hand drawn
Arizona themed
Data / Graphs / Spreadsheets
Dr. Pepper
House/home theme
Magic: the Gathering
Monograms/my initials (E.W.)
Penis drawings (they crack me up, it's "accidentally" become a collection). No peen photographs though please!
Pokemon (esp. Blissey/Chancey, Magikarp, Hitmonchan)

If it's a pretty, well done ATC, PC, or deco I will probably love it no matter what the subject matter is. I am difficult to offend unless its related to animal cruelty or some kind of discrimination. That shit's not funny. I am generally amused by adult/sexual/nudity/swear word type themes. Particularly wieners. XD


Comment: Firstly, I love the decorated envelope. It will live on in some of my collages. Next, the deco is great; I will enjoy doing a page in it. Last, I love all the pretty flowers! Thanks for a great swap.💞
Response: Yay! Glad you liked all of it. :)
Comment: Okay these are HILARIOUS! Love them, thank you so much, brings a smile to my face during otherwise frazzled times!
Response: That's the goal, super happy you like them!
Comment: Thank you for a fun deco and lots of nice extra goodies! Look forward to decorating this one!
Response: Yay! Very glad you liked it. :)
Comment: What a cute DECO! I love this. Working on it this week - im so excited. Ps: I didnt see the stickers at first that you sent me! TY!! <3
Response: Awesome! :)
SeleneW rated for DB: Feb 2020 Move 2 decos on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun decos. The sushi one looks fun! Thank you for the cute stickers too! <3
Response: Yay! Glad you like them. :)
Comment: I love both of the ATC's that you sent, but the "chaos girl" is my favorite. It's awesome! They both are. Thank you for sending and hosting such an amazing swap!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked them! :)
Rosa1 rated for Quick Deco Swap - Feb on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: cool deco's! thanks for the stickers too :)
Response: Yay! Glad you liked them :)
Comment: Thank you Emma!! Nice job on the hot air balloon ATC and I love the extra flowers and cards!! I've not thought of using a button in the center of flowers and the Guiness cards are awesome!!
Response: Yay! Very glad you liked the swap. :)
Comment: Thanks so much! This looks like a fun deco!
Response: Yay! :)
joppagirl rated for CPG Last Page USA Deco - US only on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Emma, thanks for the deco and great stickers. I'll finish this one up and send it home.
joppagirl rated for Last Page Deco - 2/2020 on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the deco and the stickers!
Response: You're welcome! Glad it arrived safe. :)
Tara rated for Decos - Homer / Last Page Welcome on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks! I like to do good deeds. And I think returning homers count, ha ha.
Response: It definitely does! It's a great feeling to finish them and get them to their intended recipient. :)
Burger1girl rated for Draw or paint your dislike ATC on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks you so much for the pickles ATC!! LOL The flower one is beautifully! I appreciate the stickers, they are pretty. Fox is a cutie cool one!! haha Thanks and happy swapping!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked the swap. :)
Comment: GAAAHHH!!! I love this card so much!! And the extra octopus one is super cute as well. Thank you for allowing my inner turrets to surface in this swap, I'm looking forward to many more!
Response: Yay!! So glad you like it! :D
Comment: Thank you SO very much!! ♡
Comment: Thank you for the deco and all the nice stickers. Loved the mail art too. Happy Holidays. 💓🎄
Comment: I love your ornament! I really love the ribbon added to the top, it makes it seem like such a harmless ornament--until you look closer! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! Glad you like it! :)
luv2kraft rated for Bookpage Christmas Atc on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the very creative and lovely ATC. I really love the steampunk atc.Those 2 go in my special collection.
Response: Yay! So glad you like them. :)
Comment: Thank you. I like how you made them :)
ainanae rated for International PenPals - Fall 2019 on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the long letter. Love the envelope and stickers! <3

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 576 165 179
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501 639 0 0
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Autist on Apr 4, 2020:

I use copic pens for my art. I am glad you like the jellyfish ATC!

Bhindblueeyes on Apr 1, 2020:

Emma! Just letting you know I received your letter for the I Feel Like Writing About Tag. I have not read it yet (my treat for when my work day is done)! I just wanted to let you know that it arrived, and I thank you so much for the amazing envelope!!

chimerix on Mar 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for the angeled Hot Air Baloon ATC. I'm sorry that you sent it and then my partners did finally show up, but yours is really beautiful - Thank you. Also thanks for the ATCoin blanks! I still don't have a good cutter - maybe one of these days. Aloha!

bigmamabird on Mar 14, 2020:

Thanks for adding to my OMAE doodle zine, it was a fun idea though I thught it might be too simple at first..!

StagKing on Mar 9, 2020:

Thanks for the PC from your trip! I hope you had a fabulous time on the beach & ate tons of great food!

kiddomerriweather on Mar 8, 2020:

Thank you for thinking of me on your trip and sending me a PC. That was so sweet of you!

hanifahsekar98 on Feb 27, 2020:

I just get your letter and thank you so much for angelling the Internatiomal penpals fall 2019! I will reply your letter soon :) I hope we can be long term penpals :)

Whippet on Feb 21, 2020:

Oh Emma, if you had been there with me, at the Windermere post office, the reaction of the post office worker to see your special Star Trek envelope. I introduced myself to the postal worker, telling him I'm living in Windermere, your post office will see more of these mail art envelopes, I'm sending them. I have more "galaxy" calendar envelopes, Star Trek postage, for sending to you. Fun, I enjoy it. - Kathy

StagKing on Feb 21, 2020:

I LOVE the PC you sent me recently - even Danika commented on it (which is rare). Look forward to the next time we meet in the mail box! B)

kiddomerriweather on Feb 14, 2020:

Thank you for working on "My Stuff I Found in a Box" deco! It looks fabulous! I love all the neat things you added to your collage. Especially the stork scissors. I've always wanted a pair.

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