Swap-bot Time: July 16, 2018 5:16 am


Date Joined: May 11, 2017
Last Online: July 15, 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 I quilt and sew, bake (LOVE the Great British Baking Show), write plays, short stories and novels (all unpublished, all shared with very few), hike (with and without Sparky) and spend time with friends.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 and Books

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

  • A League of Their Own
  • Romy and Michelle's Class Reunion
  • Wes Anderson films
  • What About Bob?
  • Groundhog Day
  • Blues Brothers
  • Kimmy Schmidt
  • X Files
  • British crime dramas
  • The Walking Dead
  • Chicago Cubs baseball
  • NBA and college basketball

Health and Beauty Swaps

  • The Body Shop strawberry, olive or mango shower gels and/or lotions.
  • Organic, cruelty-free shower gels and lotions
  • Aveda, Alba, Mario Badescu, Pacifica, Dr. Bronner's, The Honest Company
  • Lush soaps, including/especially the small bars
  • No lip balms, please. I have enough to last a lifetime (no kidding!)
  • Fruit and flower scents are my favorite. I seem to be sensitive to lemon scent (even though I love it) - it aggravates my asthma
  • Handmade, aromatic soaps
  • I don't have a bathtub so as cool as bath bombs are, I just use them to make my drawers smell good ;-)

Etsy Favorites/Amazon Wishlist

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 instance), go for it! Please make sure it's an exact match, though. Thanks!

Favorite Crafts

  • Quilting
  • Fabric art
  • Art journals
  • Die cuts, Cricut, paper crafts
  • ATCs - I love Tim Holtz products for 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 design, especially 50s and 60s
  • Sparkles, glitter
  • The moon, stars and the sun
  • Fabric scraps or squares - 1", 2", 3"... up to 6"
  • Animals, especially dogs, squirrels, 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)
  • Quilts
  • 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
  • Pens and pencils (Nothing too nice, I work with clients and my writing utensils disappear fast)
  • 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.)
  • Colored glue gun sealing wax sticks
  • Handmade items - if you made it, I'll appreciate it :-)

I Don't Like

  • Politics
  • Religious messages
  • Animal cruelty (even jokes about)
  • Crude humor
  • Gratuitous 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, Paris, squirrels, raccoons,
  • Washi samples
  • Vintage or themed measuring tapes (I can never find one when I need one)
  • Handmade envelopes
  • Unusual cookie cutters (used, still usable are fine)

Tea swaps

  • Black teas are my favorite - plain black tea, flavored black tea.
  • I love getting local/store brand black teas - it's like taking a peek at your community.
  • I'm pretty adventurous in general and I like getting unique, even unusual, teas.


Comment: Incredible gift!! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome :-)
Comment: Thanks for the card!
Response: You're welcome!
paperlover rated for Notecard With Ink Colors on Jul 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful magnolias and irises note card.My post office doesn't have scratch and sniff stamps. I will have to ask them if they will ever get them. I love all the extra Halloween stickers you sent. Can't wait to use them when I get ready to make cards. I love pens, too and I buy my own to use at work. They stay on my desk & I don't see customers.
Response: Good to know your pens are secure ;-)
Comment: Wow! A box full of LOVE! Thank you so much:) The ATC is so beautiful- love it. And the PC, tissues 🐈 and everything. You’re so kind! Peace and Happy Swapping
Response: You're welcome! Was I psychic and matched the tissues to what your cats actually look like? ;-)
MisplacedfromPA rated for MPB Stocking Stuffer- June on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely wrapped presents. Placed them on my cedar chest awaiting Christmas. Love the unique Christmas card as well. Thank-you. Happy 4th of July.
Response: You're welcome and Happy 4th of July to you!
Jjean rated for Dream Closet Pinterest Swap on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: What a nice board...pinned some of your ideas - fun swap. thank you for sharing.
Response: My favorite is the Valentino moon and stars dress. If I had that dress I'd make up reasons to wear it :-)
Makiechan rated for Dream Closet Pinterest Swap on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: I am tickled pink over my gift. I put them on as soon as I opened it today. (Seahorse earrings) Just cant put it back to wait till December. I will always remember this swap when I see these earrings. A mere Thank you is not enough...so sending a HUG too.
Response: Haha! I knew it would be tricky to make it to December without you knowing what it was. Sending hugs back!
itsnobody rated for Dream Closet Pinterest Swap on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Your board was full with prettiness and elegantness. I'm in love with every single item you pinned.
Response: You're so sweet! My favorite is the Valentine moon and stars dress. I could look at it all day :-)
LaylaD rated for Stephen King Fans! on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your letter Tracie. I enjoyed reading it and I agree with you on many points. Salem's Lot is also on my favorites list. And thanks for the extra goodies you added!
Response: You're welcome! Maybe this is the summer to re-read 'Salem's Lot?
kfaye rated for Fill My Stocking - June on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you :) Such a pretty card!
Response: You're welcome :-)
Rocktopus rated for Not a Pc Postcard #1 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: I love the artist that does these little dioramas!
Response: Me, too! :-)
blubutterfly rated for Not a Pc Postcard #1 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: This card made me smile!! I love the naughty little people postcards, this is the first one I’ve received:) I have a couple “regular” little people cards I’m holding on to, but this one is way better!! Thanks so much:)
Response: I love them, too!
Comment: 😀😀😀📫📫📫 I 💕 the postcards! I am trying to build up my postcard stash! You blessed me with more than 2!😀😀😀
Response: Yay! And I've whittled my stash a bit. Win-win!
dearchelsie rated for Cut+Paste PC with a Quote on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the card you created. It made me giggle. =)
Response: Glad it arrived safe and sound! Did I put enough tape on it or what?! ;-)
Comment: Tracie thank you very much for the gifts you sent for Jazlyn and I. We are so excited and will be saving till Christmas
Response: No peeking :-)
pattiairel rated for MPB Christmas Gifts in May on May 27, 2018
Comment: thanks for a wonderful swap!!! ♥♥♥♥♥
Response: You're welcome :-)
cllfdl rated for MPB May Stocking Stuffer on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!!!
Momandauntnanny10 rated for Etsy favorites #5 on May 19, 2018
Comment: thanks!

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Singske on Mar 29, 2018:

Hello, I've been going trouhg your profile and I was so suprised that you put Belgium in your likes... Well, I'm from Belgium!!! I hope to meat you in the Paris themed ATC and mail art swap. ;-) Greatings from Belgium Singske

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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