Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2017 12:57 pm


Date Joined: July 21, 2013
Last Online: September 20, 2017
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!


moonfayri rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun washi. I don't know what made this take 2 weeks to arrive, but I am glad it made it to me safely!
kathiann rated for WOW: Washi Scavenger Hunt (Edited) on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: I love the washi you picked to go with my word! I seriously love them!
aspens rated for UHM: Mail Art and Surprise on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for an amazing swap! Your mail art is super cool & I really appreciate all of the extras you included. I hope you host the swap again, I had lots of fun putting mine together too :)
Comment: I love the fall leaves! Thank you so much for a beautiful tag! :)
bigmamabird rated for MA: Book Page ATC on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the sweet end of summer card! I have foliage happening all around me here which is hard not to love, but I will miss summer...
PeggyO rated for 5x7: Woodland on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: Tracy, I like your original background creation--would love to know exactly how you did it. I'm just beginning to have the courage and confidence to try doing that myself and look for examples to learn from. That background works so well with the fern leaves looking almost like fossils frozen in time. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: I used spray inks on wet mixed-media paper for the background. Added a little more water to soften the colors. It bleeds through the modeling paste a little bit, and the Gold Green acrylic paint on top doesn't fully hide those places where it bled through, giving it more dimension. I'm glad you like the piece. Thank you for swapping with me and for the quick rating and heart. 😘
Cinnamingirl rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you, I love the lego tape!
mrscharlesallen rated for CQ- ATC TRADING swap USA on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you I hope you had a great summer
HDouglas rated for Pvt washi samples on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for doing this swap! I love the washi.
Comment: Oh, your tag is so pretty with the sparkling leaves! It looks great in my journal! Thank you!!
craftyone rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Pretty, and thanks for the extras!
Froggy2974 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: I am so in love with the matching colors of the washi you sent. Thank you so much!
ArtyBeth3 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the tapes & extras too. I'll have fun with these! :)
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Hot! on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Ty.Love the peppers.
USAFwife rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty tapes :)
ShyAnn64 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you! It's so much fun when 'all' of the samples are ones that I have never seen! 🌼
debtea2 rated for CQ- ATC TRADING swap USA on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: what an excellent selection thank you so much and thanks for joining in
donetta rated for Butterfly Twinchies! on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Well Tracy, I am equally surprised to find myself with a Michigan address! It's a long story, but the short and sweet version is that I have several big surgeries coming up, and my sweet sister has opened her home to me, and given me the gift of her love and care during the process. NOW...the twinchies are, of course, adorable. Love your attention to detail; love the gorgeous bright colors. You always send the very best of yourself, and it is a joy to open an envelope from you!
Comment: Another great tag! Thank you! I love these colors together.
Paula71 rated for WOW! More Fun than a Latte on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great washi! I also love the washi card. :) Have a great weekend!

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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!

bluehairedmary on Sep 18, 2017:

Thanks for the handmade postcards for my September AWG wishslist! Sweet! I feel like I got a great deal from your etsy shop!

zurdoswifey on Sep 15, 2017:

Thank you for the lick & stick postage and the notecards for my wishes in AWG

Have a fantastic weekend =)

Paige1900 on Sep 12, 2017:

Thanks so much for the wonderful note cards! Their just my style! - A wish Granted - US Sept 2017

Bohochick on Sep 12, 2017:

Thanks for the fortunes and die cuts from AWG! And the zillion other things you've given me from the goodness of your sweet heart! 😘

Tasia570 on Sep 11, 2017:

Thanks so much for the pretty note cards from AWG!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you for the cool postcard! I do a small amount of gardening... cherry tomato plants from seed are a favorite! Cheers, Elly


goinjenny on Sep 11, 2017:

Thank you for the note cards and postcards in AWG

Steinway5 on Sep 7, 2017:

Thanks so much for the washi from the WashiWOW tag!! Love them all, you picked them so well for me! I especially love the shaped washi, I've never seen one with fun edges!! Thanks for making my day!! 💛💛💛

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