Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 4:42 am


Date Joined: July 21, 2013
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: February 19
Country: United States
My Instagram (spoilers!)
Washi Wishes on Etsy

About Me

I'm a 50- something full time homemaker, married to the love of my life for 38 years. We raised and homeschooled two children, both grown and on their own. We have two grandchildren and two grand-cats.

I'm homebound and rely on others for a great deal of my daily needs, but I am blessed to have art and pen pals to fill my days.

I'm a very reliable swapper, I always send on time and rate promptly upon receipt of the swap. I enjoy hosting group swaps, and will angel if necessary.

What I like

For examples of my style, click on the link above for my Instagram. More specifically I like...

  • little houses - especially whimsical style
  • Garden themes - flowers, trees, bees, gnomes...
  • Butterflies and birds
  • Coffee (but NO tea!)
  • Dishes, pottery, art glass
  • Sewing by hand or machine
  • Book making
  • Beading
  • Wire art/sculpture
  • Jigsaw​ puzzles
  • Inspiration and Scripture references
  • Natural remedies, essential oils
  • Gratitude
  • Color, color, COLOR - bright, bold, cheery
  • Painting
  • Gelli-printing
  • Mail Art
  • Washi tape
  • Shimmery and shiny, (but not bulky bling)
  • Cribbage
  • Reading light-hearted and romance (eBooks only)
  • Writing and receiving letters
  • Irish wolfhounds (I don't have one, just think they are cool!)
  • Upbeat music
  • Hallmark movies (no TV but I watch online)

I really like the art style of Roben-Marie Smith and Rae Missigman. My preference is usually abstract and more modern, mostly because I can't draw anything very well except stick figures. :)

Not a Fan

For whatever reason, I have developed a strong aversion to images or photographs of faces, especially vintage photos. Please, please, please don't send me a swap with people faces on it.

I don't really"do" Halloween. I like fall stuff, just not all the ghouls, ghosts, etc.

I'm not a big fan of Zetti style art, using an assortment of body parts to create a different creature. Kawaii isn't really my thing either, but if it is sent, I pass it on to a pen pal who likes it.

If we are swapping washi tape, please don't send dollar store tapes. They do not reuse well and I end up throwing them out. If that is all you have and we are partners, please contact me so we can work something else out.

I am extremely sensitive to fragrance and smoke.


I joined swapbot for the challenges and interaction with other artists. Sometimes I send extras with the swaps, but I usually put a lot into the swap requirements, and prefer to be rated based on that, not extras. Likewise, I rate on quality, not extras.

If you really want to send extras, here are a few ideas of things I can use.

  • Gelli-prints
  • Flat stickers for mail art
  • Unusual ephemera like foreign book pages, menus, funny papers
  • Stencils of any size--even homemade on file folders
  • Washi tape samples
  • Decorated labels to use on painted envelopes to put the send address on.
  • Deli paper
  • Letter from YOU!
  • Buttons, especially without a shank
  • scraps of yarn or other fibers for my weaving (right now I'm looking for blues and greens)
  • Personalized return address labels (colorful!)

Thank you!

Thanks for reading my profile and for swapping with me!


crochetjunkie rated for WOW: Colors Of The Rainbow on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for some great tapes!!
karategirl46 rated for Butterfly MailArt on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Fabulous butterfly art and fun surprises! Thank you bunches!!!
laterdayze rated for UHM: Profile Based Happy Mail on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I especially LOVE the notecard with the kitties. Thank you so much! <3
Bohochick rated for 5x7 Abstract Art on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: I love the abstract!! Thanks so much!
Sing4Him rated for UHM: Send Me Some Flowers! on Mar 5, 2018
marymary914 rated for EASU: Woven ATC on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Awesome ATC! I love all of it. 😀😀
Comment: Thank you for all the orange washi tapes. 😊
Cocoa rated for 5x7: ❤ Hearts ❤ on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Very creative 5x7 ♥ I love the whole package! Thank you♥
turtles27 rated for UHM: Altered File Folder on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful folder and fun papers to play with! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks much for the nice set of green tapes (& extras to boot)! :)
piratecaptainmo rated for BMG: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC! I love the embossing on it!
Comment: Wow! <3
DaisyNY rated for BMG: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: I love your color sense. I agree with the sentiment on the ATC. I think the other heart is more "zentangle inspired art" than actual zentangle as I don't recognise any particular tangle pattern on it (but I don't know them all, by any means). Lovely envie, too!
Aladyjackson rated for WOW: Pair me up - February on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome washi! I barely have any purple so it was awesome to get some much! Loved it all, thanks :)
Comment: thank you so much for the the red washi there so meany thanks so much!
watercolorgirl rated for BMG: Heart Shaped ATC on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your very lovely heart shaped ATC. I love all the colors you used on the front and back of the heart shape.
Mustluvdoggies rated for MAE: Hearts on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envies you made! I love them all! What kind of ink/paint did you use? Thank you for all the wonderful extras as well!
CraftyMailer rated for UHM: Washifyed Pen Pal Letter on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed your letter, thank you for sharing! Look for a response letter soon.
tampagirl rated for PVT: ow and tampagirl on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: 💖💖 thank you for private swapping me!!! appreciate it so much. 💓💓
luv2kraft rated for EASU: Hearts on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Woooohoooo....purdy! Love it! Gorgeous! Wonderfully crafted! 10 dozen hearts!!

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Heirloom on Mar 17, 2018:

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

CurlyTea on Feb 27, 2018:

I know, lame ass! I hope you had a great day! Happy Belated Birthday!

BusyB on Feb 6, 2018:

Hi Tracy, Received your letter yesterday on your gorgeous card. Will write back soon. Hope you are doing better. ♡

Lonestarchild on Jan 8, 2018:

Wowza! Such fun! the big envie with all the misc cross-stitch and embroidery arrived today! So much fun to go through! Some patterns, a fair bit of fabric and lots of thread! How fun is this?? Thank you so much for such a great AWG wish!!

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

ChrisAnne on Nov 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for sharing all the deco tapes. The kids I work with and I will have a ball using them on all kinds of fun projects. I am so grateful for your generosity!

ArtyBeth3 on Nov 1, 2017:

Thinking of you today and praying for you. Hugs, ~ Beth

HappyMom on Sep 19, 2017:

Hi Tracy - got your wonderful letter today and will write back in the next week or two. Loved getting to know you better!


Fenix825 on Sep 19, 2017:

Thanks so much for the twinchies from my AWG September wishlist!

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