Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 5:12 pm


Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: June 25, 2019
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

I rate as soon as I receive swaps in the mail. If I haven't rated you, it means I haven't received it yet. Also, please spell my name correctly. I've had both my first and last names spelled incorrectly a zillion times.

I'm happily married and mom of adult children. I'm originally from Hawaii and now live in Arizona. Arizona has hot weather, so please don't mail me anything that can melt.

The books I enjoy most are in the suspense/thriller genre. Authors - Ruth Ware, Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn, Mary Kubica, Jo Nesbo, etc. (I hate romance novels.)

I buy my postage stamps from a stamp dealer, so I try to put interesting stamps on whatever I mail out (when my stash is full).

I love shopping at thrift stores. I usually look for stationery. I have a serious paper addiction and always buy paper/stationery when I see it. I guess it goes with my love of pen palling. I have several pen pals all over the world.

I enjoy listening to audiobooks, true crime podcasts, cooking (stove top, crockpot, pressure cooker), farmers markets, and I'm addicted to coffee & tea. I am a huge animal lover and have 3 dogs in our family plus we take care of a feral family of cats outdoors. I can't imagine our home without any pets.

My husband and I try to travel as much as possible. I love experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.

****For postcard swaps, I'd love it if you sent them blank in an envelope if possible. I won't rate down if the swap calls for them to be sent written/naked.****


Stickles glitter glue (any color)

Stationery (letter sets, larger notecards)

Stickers (no reward please)

Return address labels with my info

Paper napkins (unique designs for mail art)

Unused USPS stamps

Non-touristy postcards

Washi tape

Colorful pens (no black ink)

Tea (no loose tea please)

Embossing powders

Perfume samples

Reusable grocery bags

Gift cards: Dollar Tree, 99c Store, Amazon, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning, Trader Joe's

RAKs - giving and receiving!


I don't like things that don't have a purpose and cause clutter in the house (knick knacks, ornaments, etc.)

Incoming mail that smells of smoke (sorry, but I throw everything out including tuck-ins)


NON-RATING SWAP PARTNERS - I think it's really inconsiderate for people not to rate. How else will your partner know if the swap made it to you okay or not?

Flakers :

@Wyldflower for Snail Mail Lovers swap

@farmgirl1203 for Grab A New Pen Friend

@irishp for Notecard with Message

@moorenature for AMA: Sender's Choice March

Non-Rating Partners :

@jaimierandolph for Happy Little Notecards #83

@mellyrose89 for Read a Book Challenge for December


Comment: Amazing mail art and happy mail as always. Thanks for the goodies - I don't have those pretty colors. Thank you! 💌😃
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and stickers Tracey! I would love to continue writing to you and will be sending off a letter in the very near future!
Comment: Thank you for all the stickers and I can't wait to try your favorite tea!!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and all the awesome extras! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Tyty!! Have a great week!!! 💜💜💜💜
Comment: Hi Tracey, so fun hearing from you in a Swap. I love the note cards and I will be writing back of course.
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #150 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your great weekend with me.
Comment: Thank you for the great stuff! I really love the vintage stamps.
Comment: Thank you for the note-card and all the extras you sent - so many extras! I think it's awesome that you are going to live entertainments once a month as a resolution. I am also doing great, thanks for asking, I just finished finals this week for my classes and ready to enjoy the summer break. I hope you have a fantastic day! :)
Comment: I loved the wonderful selection of teas! I tried Greenfield "Spring Melody" tea this morning (trying to kick the coffee habit) and it was delicious! Thank you for making this swap so special!
Comment: golly gee, what a huge surprise *notecard* was that! you are my record-holding supreme snail-mailer, absolutely!! love your prospects for a stressless summer ... i am fine letting others do the travelling for me > prefer getting satisfied by post (& web, of course!) stay cool =)
Comment: Thanks for your letter with all the extra goodies, on really delightful paper. You ask so many questions I will send a quick letter and answer them.
crochetjunkie rated for crochetjunkie & traceyk on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Wow!!! Love these envelopes and the cute kitten cards!!! Always happy to swap again with you!!
Apelser rated for NAPS - October Hello 2018 on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: The beautiful envelope full of lovely goodies arrived safely at long last. Not sure where it has traveled around but just happy that it arrived in my post box. I will pop a letter to you in the post and hopefully it won't take so long to arrive on your doorstep.
Comment: WOW Tracey, Thank you SO very much this exceeded my expectations completely! These envelopes are all so lovely and there are SO many, such a delight to receive thank you for swapping I appreciate it and can't wait to put these beauties to use.
yvonne401 rated for Swaps ~ Easy Notecard Swap on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap that you sent me! You sent me such wonderful notecards and I loved all the extras. I wish I could give you more than one heart. It felt like an early birthday present. If you didn't know, my birthday is on April 1st. I am an April Fool's baby.
Comment: Never have I ever got a letter sent in a jar! Now THAT was awesome!!! Made my day! ^^ These teas look amazing, thank you so much! [and the CHOCOLATE! ^^] So true - pen-palling is great, and even with the postage rise, it's still a small price to pay to make someone's day!
Poohtat rated for CPG St Pats 2019 Card - US Only on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the green gifts with the card! Very kind of you. I love everything too!
Kalalinga rated for UHM: Send a card on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your card - I enjoyed reading about your start with penpalling and swap bot. Thanks also for the chocolate mints (yum) and the gel pens (love them!) Best wishes.
ArtsyEm rated for SMSUSA: February 2019 Pen Pal on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Tracey, I am so lucky to have had for for my partner! You spoiled me all month! I love the vintage stationery set you sent- perfect for my Spring letters<3 And of course the addy labels too!- They are great quality and the book icon is just perfect! xox

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Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

FiveAcres on Feb 26, 2019:

Thanks for the wonderful RAK of envelopes that you sent to me. I especially love the rubber ducky one. And thanks for describing the glue dots you sent to close them. I had never seen glue dots like this before. (I also sent you a message.)

lindseyjae on Feb 24, 2019:

hello!!! I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my profile! it really made me smile and i’m happy to know that you like what I have written there! It’s people like you that make swap bot such a good place. thank you so much again and know that it’s so appreciated! -Lindsey

ArtsyEm on Feb 17, 2019:

Tracey YOU are my secret Valentine Santa!! LOL Thank you so much for the Amazon goodie- how sweet and thoughtful of you- just a lovely surprise. Made my week:) I owe you a big long letter too! <3<3<3 Emily

CurlyTea on Feb 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

SeleneW on Jan 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Birthday Card!


pynart2 on Jan 11, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely Stationary, what a nice surprise. I also loved the stamps you used, I love collecting them. Hugs from Virginia, pynart2

bluehairedmary on Jan 3, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Book Swap for me! I would so much love to visit Hawaii one day! Thanks again! See you in the mail!

earthnk on Dec 12, 2018:

Tracey, thank you for the penpal postcard. Mine should be at your door soon and I 👀 forward to replying to your card that I got today!

earthnk on Dec 7, 2018:


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