Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2021 11:29 pm


Date Joined: September 14, 2014
Last Online: December 4, 2021
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
Blog: Idiosyncratic Unicorn
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About Me

09/10/2021 Dipping my toes back in after a several months hiatus. Open to some private swaps - PM 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 runner and athlete, a bibliophile, musician, crafter, collector, and a novice blogger.


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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.

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:

-The Rabbit Hunter

-Sandman Vol. 8: Worlds' End

-The Haunted

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.


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!
laterdayze rated for SMSUSA: Blind Swap: Easy as 1-2-3 on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Hi! This was so fast 😁 thank you!
funstuff rated for Easy PC: 2022 Goals on Nov 9, 2021
Comment: Your postcard is wonderful. I often think back to bed. Thanks for sharing. fun stuff doris have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
renmagpie rated for WW: SOC Ltr. Nov. 2021 on Nov 9, 2021
Comment: I am so, so glad you were my partner for this swap, even if you did make me get out the Level A HAZMAT suit *and* channel my EOD training from decades ago to open this amazing letter that, in spite of the warnings appended to it, *contained no glitter whatsoever.* Seriously, well done. I'm still laughing (two hours later) - and I am right there with you on the job loathing; fingers crossed for the deer; WTAF on the Tiffany's Advent Calendar; and everything else. Love you to bits and I'm really glad you're back. xoxoxo
Response: OMG, I was laughing so hard with all the scenarios I was playing in my head, and I was doing it in cartoon format. He he he. I am so glad you enjoyed it because it was fun to put together! I'm not known for well executed pranks so I am pretty dang proud of myself <3 <3
Vickyen rated for CPG Daily Q's #11 - US on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Hi Amy! Love the pc and I enjoyed the answers! Thank you and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
debbiespoms rated for NYUP USA Only #75 on Nov 5, 2021
Comment: Received your PC resend today and thank you very much for doing so! 😀 I really really like the Chamber of chills PC! I like the Skeleton scaring people, ha! Happy Autumn to you also!
Response: Yay! I am SO relieved this one made it! I hope the first one winds its way to you at some point!! ETA: The first comment you left with my rating was about the vampire PC but was updated to reflect the skeleton PC. I am happy to see that you have indeed received both of the cards I sent for this swap.
Comment: Thanks for the fun card!!
Comment: Thank you for the themed one stamp envelope enclosures.
Comment: Wow wow wow!! Thank you for replenishing my kamono supply. ;-) Awesome awesome swap!

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sebastian122 on Nov 21, 2021:

Happy Happy!

HippieChick on Oct 29, 2021:

The funny thing is, I couldn't even fit it all into the envelope. So you may get another surprise once I put it all together!

HippieChick on Oct 17, 2021:

Thank you, it means a lot.

manders2280 on Oct 8, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard! Such a nice surprise! Great pun! Lovely note!

sebastian122 on Oct 7, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard. Totally brightened my day. =D

Hunbun on Sep 8, 2021:

Hi! Just sent you a PoGo friend request. I’m djm73 on the game.

OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

manders2280 on May 6, 2021:

And you haven't even seen the fronts!

sassafrass on Apr 25, 2021:

I'm so sorry for your loss, Amy. Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

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