Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2018 9:20 pm


Date Joined: July 21, 2013
Last Online: January 16, 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!


sweetgypsy rated for JJJ: Send 6 DIE CUTS/PUNCHES on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great envy of die cuts/punches. :)
wombatlady rated for WOW: Handmade Washi Card on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Haha, I'm aware I have an odd collection of interests! Thank you so much for the beautiful and thoughtful notecard and gorgeous washi samples (I love them all!). I'm not bilingual yet, just working on it...I like learning about other cultures, but it is an extra postage investment. I'm still working through my pre-Forever stash from when I collected stamps, which helps. Hope you have a good crafty weekend!
karategirl46 rated for Feelin' the Love Art Hearts on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: An explosion of hearts burst from the lovely mail I received from you! Thank you so much! Beautiful hearts that will come in very handy for future projects. The mono print hearts are especially lovely.
Comment: Thank you for the washi samples!
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi and extras! I love what you sent. Happy 2018!
kathiann rated for WOW: Washi de-stash on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: So sorry this took so long to rate. Thank you so much for the lovely washi samples!
choke rated for PVT: OW & Choke Do It Again on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards, they are incredible! I think they are both very cute and creepy :-D Thanks for making such special cards for me and doing another swap!
Comment: Skinny washi galore! Thank you for all the beautiful washi my friend.
Comment: Oh, Tracy - I absolutely LOVE this! Your painty papers! They are gorgeous. I'm thrilled to have the tamale bags too. I've never seen those before. All the little added things and, really, the whole thing just thrilled me! Thank you SO much!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I had most of it put together before the partners were assigned, and I was surprised at how many things I put in there seemed to fit your profile likes. Those tamale bags have been a big hit with everyone in Texas who has received them! I was going to sew it up and just mail it with a tag, but I was afraid it might not make it with the Holiday mail load. Thank you for the prompt rating and heart! 😘
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely floral washi samples!
bramblefae rated for WWOW: I've got the Blues . . . on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: The washi is all wonderful! I especially love the one with the daisies. Thank you!
DorothyH rated for WOW: Washi de-stash on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you Tracy for the washi - really like the browns (vintage looking) I didn't have a single bit of brown till now, yeah.
USAFwife rated for WOW: Washi de-stash on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute tapes. The bird cage one is very interesting!
Paula71 rated for WOW: Pair me up - October on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome tape samples! Happy Halloween!!
crochetjunkie rated for Wow!: Coordinating samples on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Love the card and all the Washi. Thank you!
junemoon rated for A Simple Woman's Day on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks, I enjoyed your answers and you have very enviable hand writing. Enjoy your weaving- that sort of creative work is good for the whole person.
Comment: Thank You!!!
Aladyjackson rated for WOW: Send your Favorites on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the washi and extras :)
USAFwife rated for WOW: Send your Favorites on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute samples. I can see why these are some of your favorites. :) The wider one is especially interesting. :) I also liked the ones you used to decorate the envelope. Thanks for the happy mail. :)

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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!

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! 😘

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