Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 1:00 pm


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: October 6, 2022
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Blog: Idiosyncratic Unicorn
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About Me


We all are villain in someone else's story

Always give 100%, unless you're donating blood

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


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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.

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, Josh Malerman, Jennifer McMahon, Jay Kristoff, 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:

-Fairy Tale

-My Heart is a Chainsaw

-Mr. Mercedes

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 below) (:

Gracie & Paisley





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!

Coinage / currency! I very recently learned of my husband's love of foreign coins so I'd love to add to his (barely there) collection




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.


Comment: Thanks! What helped me learn to do a push up for the 1st time was over loading: put feet on a chair to do a push up. Then try to do it regularly with feet on floor.
sebastian122 rated for KSU: One Messy Swap on Mar 25, 2022
Comment: To open... or not to open; that is the question... =D Have to admit, just shaking it make the 4 year old in me happy. XOXO
Comment: I think your coloring is wonderful! And you lined up the center flower perfectly! The Crayola postcard is adorable! Happy swapping! ❤ Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the pc and note!! Woof, 40 degrees was warm?? I'd cry, lol!! We are finally getting back into the 70s here - yaaaassss!!!
renmagpie rated for WW: Two Parter_Pt. 2 on Feb 4, 2022
Comment: Amy - This entire envelope made my day. Your poem really is beautiful as-is, and your letter made me want to sit down and write back. So I think I will do that if you're ok with that. But the charm from your grandmother's home...it's now on my altar, part of that sacred space. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I never imagined such beautiful gifts truly could come in such a small envelope. xoxo
Response: Of course I am OKay w/ receiving mail from you :) I plan to write more to the ppl I already love, you included! I am SO happy that the charm has a good home. When I found it, I just knew I needed to send it along to you - can't explain it, but it was very important to me to get it to you, and I am happy it was well received. I know my Nana would be happy too that it has a great home :)
samsstuff rated for WW: Two Parter_Pt. 1 on Dec 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the lovely card! I hope you have a great New Year!
Comment: Thanks for the letter!
HappyMom rated for CPG ~ Christian Christmas Card ~ US on Dec 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty card and sweet prayers. I love the picture of your dog too ❤️ Merry Christmas to you and yours!
weatherwax rated for Send 3 From the List #19 on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for this lovely swap, the stationery is so charming!!! Have a great weekend and: I am wishing you a fabulous December!! ✨🙂
LadyJo rated for CPG ~ Christian Christmas Card ~ US on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! Merry Christmas to you!
bf0932 rated for CPG ~ Christian Christmas Card ~ US on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Lovely card!
kelliegirl6 rated for WW: Autumnal Haiku on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for hosting. And thanks for all the cute unicorns! I think your Haiku turned out quite poetic!
Comment: LOL thanks for the cute pc - never tried rollerskating and nope, not gonna at my age:)!!
jeka396 rated for FS: PC Nov. #2 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute Disney PC. Thumper is so cute!
Comment: Thank you !!!
Comment: This swap was amazing! I love the themes you chose, especially all of the yoga papers and washi tape. Health and holidays! Just perfect and creative. I even love the Hawaii envelope. And thank you for following up with me. Take care.
SatisHuman rated for OSS: Easy PC_Nov. on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the HP card! I don't know who Bobby is, but my HP crushes are the Weasley twins. Go gingers!
OrigamiGrace rated for FS: PC Nov. #1 on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: LOL, love the pretty pc!! I have several from other countries where I can't read the description:) Hope you had a fab weekend, crafting and relaxing!!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Sounds like you have a lovely mom.
ariestess rated for WW: Halloween Haiku on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely Halloween-themed haiku and the awesome postcard to add to my collection!

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lttleetoile on Jun 15, 2022:

A quick check in and xoxoxoxo.... working on your super-package! Miss you, lady!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

HippieChick on Mar 19, 2022:

I am happy to have shared a little moment of joy with you. I understand it is a hard time. And taking the time to grieve is hard. Many gentle hugs to you. I look forward to seeing you around again, when you are ready!

jamicam on Dec 31, 2021:

Wishing you peace, creativity, laughter, and good health for the new year!


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sassafrass on Dec 24, 2021:

user6937 on Dec 21, 2021:

Got your Xmas card today, Amy - Radin is a nice looking dog! Hope you have a nice Xmas 🎄& a Happy New Year 🎆

kiddomerriweather on Dec 20, 2021:

Thanks for the Krampus card and the adorable pic of your pooch. It was so nice to receive in my mailbox. <3

HippieChick on Dec 10, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Krampus card!! And the adorable photo of Radin as well. There is a card on it's way to you as well. Happy Holidays!

sebastian122 on Nov 21, 2021:

Happy Happy!

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