Hello! I'm Tracie from South Bend, Indiana. Still working from home, social distancing and wearing a mask when I go out.
During the pandemic I've enjoyed YouTube art tutorials, junk journaling, reading challenges and sewing masks.
I take swap details and deadlines very seriously and I will NEVER flake on a swap. If you don't receive a swap from me, let me know and a replacement will be in the next day's mail.
I'm very careful about the swaps I join and I work hard at customizing what I send to my partner. I realize not everyone does that and that just doesn't make sense to me.
One of my pet peeves is when I receive a message from a swap partner who is going to send late "due to life" and then I see that she is, literally, in dozens of swaps. Please don't let a compulsion to keep your mailbox packed negatively affect what and when you're sending out. We're all here to have fun and nothing brightens a cruddy day like a thoughtfully put together swap in the mailbox.
I'm a small business advisor by day and I have a freelance copywriting side hustle . I also resell on Poshmark, Etsy, Ebay and at an antiques mall. Mom to Mixi the cat and Pip the dog.
If you're in an Etsy Favorites or Amazon Wishlist swap with me and you can find one of my items from those lists for less money (Tim Holtz items, for example), go for it! Please make sure it's an exact match, though. Thanks!
Please don't send me: * Anything that would make a young child or tween happy. I like cute things, but nothing that's specifically for kids * Items you've received and don't want unless it's a match for something listed in my "I Like" section or matches the swap I joined * Items that should be thrown away because they're dirty, damaged or actual trash * Alphabet stickers, phrase stickers
I also don't want anything to do with
* Religious messages
* Animal cruelty (even jokes about)
* Crude humor
* Gratuitous nudity
* Sales pitches
* Dark chocolate
* Green tea, herbal tea, rooibos tea
* Gum of any kind (I have a lot of fillings and crowns)
* Stickers that are meant for children - very basic design, limited intricacy, cartoonish characterization, are obviously for children
* Gingham fabric (checks)