Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2018 5:01 am


Date Joined: May 11, 2017
Last Online: January 20, 2018
Birthday: November 27
Country: United States
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About Me

I love a mailbox full of happy mail! I'm having so much fun with swaps and creating ATCs, pocket letters and more.

I'm a small business advisor by day and a freelance writer during evenings and weekends. I'm a dog mom to Sparky, a 13 year old bossy terrier mix. I quilt and sew, bake (LOVE the Great British Baking Show), write plays, short stories and novels (all unpublished, all shared with very few), hike (with and without Sparky) and spend time with friends. I love to travel but rarely have the $ to go beyond my immediate area.

I love modern art (think Picasso, Dali, O'Keefe, Steiglitz, Braque, Rivera, Kahlo); clean, crisp design (mid-century modern, minimalist); whimsical, eclectic design; humor - edgy, tongue-in-cheek, topical. I'm not fussy when it comes to items I receive.

I love swapping and I'm a bit of a fanatic about putting together and sending out ALL swaps promptly. If you don't receive something from me, PLEASE let me know and I'll make it right.

Favorite Music

  • The Beatles
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Michael Franti
  • Rockabilly
  • Howlin' Wolf
  • Chuck Berry
  • Patti Smith
  • The Clash
  • Blues
  • Old school punk
  • Old school hip hop

Favorite Books

  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake trilogy
  • John Irving novels
  • 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Sherman Alexie novels
  • I'm always trying to work through classics

Favorite Movies

  • A League of Their Own
  • Romy and Michelle's Class Reunion
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • White Christmas
  • Wes Anderson films
  • What About Bob
  • Groundhog Day
  • Blues Brothers

Favorite Television

  • What did I do before Netflix and Hulu?
  • Kimmy Schmidt
  • X Files
  • Stranger Things
  • The Good Place
  • Brooklyn 99
  • The Goldbergs
  • Last Man on Earth
  • I Love Lucy
  • British crime dramas
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Defenders and the series leading up to it
  • Chicago Cubs baseball
  • NBA and college basketball

Favorite Crafts

  • Quilting
  • Fabric art
  • Art journals
  • ATCs
  • Envelope art
  • Altered postcards
  • Anything with sparkles
  • I will try anything once when it comes to arts and crafts - I recently picked up a felting book at a thrift store. Look out, friends and family!

I Like

  • My favorite color is blue, particularly aquamarine (blue leaning just a tiny bit toward green).
  • Retro
  • Sparkles, glitter
  • The moon, stars and the sun
  • Fabric scraps or squares - 1", 2", 3"... up to 6"
  • Animals, especially dogs, squirrels, owls, sea turtles and raccoons (anything with these themes)
  • Die cuts in any of my favorite themes
  • Handmade/hand embellished tags
  • Paper ephemera of almost any kind
  • Upbeat, motivational messages
  • Girl Gang-themed items and badges
  • Whimsy
  • Fruit-flavored Tic Tacs
  • Milk chocolate - on its own, with nuts, with crispies, with creamy centers (Cadbury Eggs!), Reese's peanut butter cups - especially the minis!
  • Gummies - bears, worms, mini bears, peach slices. But not gummy sours
  • Black tea (including flavored black teas) - store brand black teas are usually very good.
  • A quirky sense of humor
  • Pixies (with the little hat, no wings, a little mischievous)
  • Stickers (love, love, love)
  • Qulits
  • Swatch watches
  • Fabric - bright patterns, Laurel Birch, Kaffe Fassett, florals, dog- or cat-themed, Christmas-themed, lime green, turquoise, mustard
  • Vintage Barbie-themed stickers, postcards
  • Mid-century modern
  • Art glass, glass art, stained glass
  • Thrift shops (I’m gaga over thrift shops!)
  • Michigan, my Michigan (anything Michigan themed, Kalamazoo-themed, Lake Michigan-themed)
  • Paris/France/French
  • The Caribbean
  • Ireland/Irish
  • Belgium
  • The Walking Dead/zombies
  • Marvel super heroes
  • Quirky, unusual, interesting mugs
  • Kindness
  • Big neck scarves for layering, if it's from a thrift store, even better!
  • Essential oils (but please don't solicit me if you sell them)
  • Michael's, Hobby Lobby or Joann gift cards (for swaps with a specific $ amount - like stocking stuffer, holiday gift swaps, etc.)

I Don't Like

  • Politics
  • Religious messages
  • Animal cruelty (even jokes about)
  • Crude humor
  • Nudity
  • Sales pitches
  • Dark chocolate
  • Green tea, herbal tea, roobois tea
  • Gum of any kind (I have a lot of fillings and crowns)
  • Gingham fabric - I made a big exchange years ago and had a lot of gingham that I used. I have made gingham everything and so now I don't like it.

"Most Wanted-"themed swaps

  • ATC blanks
  • Used BH&G and McCall's quilting, Threads, Cloth Paper Scissors,Altered Clothing or any Stampington & Company magazines
  • Altoid tins (yes, I know, they're like gold), but not the mints - too curiously strong for me :-)
  • ATC single sleeves
  • ATC labels (can be designed and printed by you, B&W is fine)
  • Any flat item in the following themes: Bees, sea turtles, pineapples, owls, Paris, squirrels, raccoons,
  • Washi samples
  • Handmade envelopes
  • Unusual cookie cutters (used, still usable are fine)


Comment: The cards you sent! Just wow! So beautiful! So many--thank you so much! I'm blown away! I love Christmas and this just kept the holiday going for me! Have an amazing 2018!
Response: You too! This swap was right up my alley. It made me feel better about the so many cards I buy every year ;-)
Mindy82671 rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #5 on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: Wow! Great cards! I’m going to use a couple in my Christmas Junk Journals! Thank you😃
Response: I'm glad you like them! I love that you'll use them in art projects - I'm cutting up some 2017 cards this weekend myself :-)
marija rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #5 on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the cards. Happy Holidays!
Response: You're welcome! Happy 2018!
Sunnierashes rated for Send 2 Christmas Cards on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the extra goodies inside! Happy New Year!
Response: You're welcome and Happy New Year to you!
snickerdoodle21 rated for Steampunk Art on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: So cool Tracie! Loved it! I've got some old watches laying around, I'm going to be naughty too! ;D
Response: I highly recommend it!
Comment: Such a gorgeous card you sent!! thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Happy swapping :-)
Comment: A happy Christmas to you and yours! 🎄🎅🎁
Response: And to you! Happy swapping :-)
dalbright rated for Send 2 Christmas Cards on Dec 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice card and the sticker sheets. Welcome to the swap-bot Christmas craziness! 🎄Merry Christmas❤️Debbie
Response: You're welcome and thank you :-) Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Loved the old card.. Thanks
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart <3
Comment: thank you for a great swap as always and thank you for joining !!
Response: Aye-yi-yi! I'm so glad it finally made it! Thank you for your patience and understanding. We both know THAT won't happen again ;-)
Comment: Hi Tracie! Thank you sooo much for the beautiful Christmas card, crinkles recipe, gorgeous washi sample, and of course the sweet holiday wishes! I can't put into words how happy I was to receive it in the mailbox. Happy holidays!! :) x
Response: Swap-bot Christmas cards are so much fun, aren't they? Happy holidays to you and thank you for the heart <3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for PICK LUCKY 7 #22 USA on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the late rating,.. this slipped beside my desk and I just found it! Thank you so much!
Response: LOL - I'm glad you found it! Thanks for the heart :-)
Comment: Oh, what a beautiful, glittery card! Thank you so much for writing a message, and for the sugar skull stickers, I love it all! I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, so I can relate to how you feel about snow. Here in Oregon, we get very little, and I don't miss the days of being s*#@&ed in! Merry Christmas!
Response: I went to Western Michigan University! Small world, isn't it? I love Kalamazoo! They just got a Trader Joe's so I go up there about once a month :-) Thank you for the heart and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Love the cute card, Naked Santa sticker and goodies inside!!! <3
Response: Because you're a good sport :-) I loved getting your name in this swap! Thanks for the heart <3
suepier rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the funny Christmas card and the nice sticker. It gave me a good laugh.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I love the surprise of a funny Christmas card. Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and the two great postcards.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart <3
jannieb rated for Funny Christmas Card Swap - USA on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Oh my gosh...a true story? Hillarious!! Thank you for the great card & the cute little sticker too :) Happy Holidays!!
Response: You're welcome! Happy holidays to you, too! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Merry Christmas
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thank you so very much for the card and nice note! I wish you a very merry holiday season!
Response: You're welcome! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, too!

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starhiker on Nov 30, 2017:

Pt 1 of the swap arrived it's a wonderful old postcard I love it thanks! ♥♥♥

ladydy5 on Oct 30, 2017:

Thriftstore Find welcomes you!

hamolla22 on Sep 5, 2017:

You re an amazing person! Just read your profile because I received mail from you today for the Wishlist Swap and I got crazy over it!! Lol, in the good sense, it made me sooo happy, you can t imagine... I really really needed an ink pad and I am so excited to try the watercolor pencils, first ones ever! Thank you so so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

knitterofhats on Aug 22, 2017:

Thanks for joining my St. Nicholas' Day Swap!

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