Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 3:21 pm


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: February 5, 2023
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! I loved reading your letter!
Comment: I absolutely love your selection of goodies for me! Thank you! Those unicorn stickers are so cute!
Changeling rated for UHM: Feed the Birds Day 🐦 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much. I just love the birds too!
susieq11 rated for What Will You Read? Winter 2023 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap - it was nice to read your note! : ) I love the card and envelope - so pretty! My TBR pile is so long too - bookshelves and closets full, ha! I have only re-read maybe 3 books ever. Might have to revisit that because so many people tell me they do that! I think I just feel like I barely have time to read a new book. I just bought a first edition copy of Pet Sematary on Friday night and hope to get to it soon. I have only read a couple of his books but I have quite a few on my shelves, Thanks a lot for sharing and for the lovely goodies!! xoxo
ndw76 rated for Pvt. SOC Ltr. on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I'll be sending you a reply soon
Chickenmama rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note #7 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! Yes Missouri gets really hot in the summer. I don't like it myself but gotta deal with it. I wanted to work in the crime field but never finished my degree. Sounds like a nice bible, The highlighters sound really nice. Love the pic of your pup. I need to print some off of my girls. Have a great week! Hugs, Stacey
Comment: Thank you for the stickers & memos! I do love them! And Radin is such a handsome boy! Jedi is 11 and since he's so little (15 lbs) he's almost like when we got him at age 3. He just sleeps a bit more now.
Petaltea rated for MF: Be A Cheerleader on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Hey there! Thank you for this sweet notecard and your kind words! I’ve had to take my fitbit off, it’s irritated my skin. I’m allergic to the wristband. Take care and all the best! ❤️
rkassman rated for SMSUSA Galaxy happy mail on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a lovely piece of happy mail! I can’t wait to use all the fun things you included. <3
Comment: I love your bird envelope, and all the bird goodie you packed inside. I do a lot of bird swaps, so they will certainly be used. Thank you for an excellent swap.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter. You're doing better than me. I make lists and not much progress until close to deadlines, like hosting book club next week means it's time to deep clean the downstairs as well as make a yummy vegan dessert. Randonautica is new to me so I'll look for the YouTube channel. I'm learning to make butter boards from TikTok, maybe one for vegan bookclub with vegan butter?!!
theshyone rated for A: is for Anniversary on Dec 4, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness, you sent the sweetest swap (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤ Between the precious washi, memos, and stickers, I was overcome with cuteness! Thank you for such a lovely swap, but also, specifically, for sharing your swap-bot story with me and participating in my first hosting experience (⋈◍>◡<◍)。✧♡
Petaltea rated for MF: Notecard Outlining A Goal on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Great goals! Shock them with your guns!! Disruptions in the routine is the main challenge for me too. I work irregular hours so I have to take it week by week. I hope your feeling better!
Comment: Hello dear Amy! I just loved the envelope you created for this swap. Love that you framed my name and that you used postal-themed washi tape, too! Thanks for the gorgeous surprises you sent inside. LOVE the memo sheets and hope to find some for myself, and all those beautiful Graphic 45 die cuts! Re isabellasnow, it was my sweet kitty's name. She was purest white (thus the snow) and I loved the name, 'Isabella.' So . . . I took her name as my own here on swap-bot. Poor sweet girl passed away this past July. I miss her every day, but love that every time I log in to swap-bot, I am reminded of her!
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Pick 3 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: Oooooooo!!!! The pencil and eraser are a blast from the past! Thanks for all the goodies you shared. You're just incredible.
sebastian122 rated for KSU: 20 or 20 or 20 round 2433 on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: I have to say, your generosity is staggering. This swap is too awesome, and never ever think twice about sending me dups. I love them all, as often as I see them. ;-)
Comment: Wow. This is incredible. I think I can now open my own store dedicated to SC. How could I ever thank you, seriously question. Over and miles above doesn't come close. Wow. SOOOOOO blown away.
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the swaps and don't mind getting them in one package! I had SO much fun taking my time and putting these together - so thrilled you are pleased!! <3 <3 <3
Dasha rated for MAIL ART - Cats or Dogs on Nov 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for a fun mail with lots of goodies. Maine is beautiful. I spent couple of summers working in summer camp in NH, hope to visit again in couple years. I miss my friends so much and am thankful for social media so we can stay in touch. Oh and I miss Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies I also really enjoyed reading your note you are very lucky to be from the land of Patrick Dempsey :)
Comment: 🥰 Amy, you nailed it! Thank you for all the lovely pieces of happy in this mail. You definitely brightened my day with the cookie themed stationery and I’m so grateful for your thoughtfulness. This was a sender’s choice swap but you made it personalized for me and I 💙 it!

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hazelwitch3 on Jan 17, 2023:

Thank you so much for the lovely Merry Fitmas prize envelope which arrived this morning. I'm absolutely delighted with everything in it and really grateful to you for sharing it. There are some amazing things in it -- I'm so impressed with what you've put together! Thank you!!

jeka396 on Jan 14, 2023:

Thanks for angeling the October SOC letter swap for me! Your letter was a fun read, thank you!!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

Petaltea on Dec 25, 2022:

Merry Christmas!

sassafrass on Dec 24, 2022:

HippieChick on Dec 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for the fabEWElous card and adorable Radin pic to add to my collection! He is as adorable as always! Hope your holiday is wonderful for you.

Myself333 on Nov 15, 2022:

Amy! Holy cow, there's so many cards and they look even cooler than I thought they would! Thank you so much for the kindness! <3

sebastian122 on Nov 7, 2022:

What an amazing swap you sent me. Thank you, to the moon and back.

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!

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