Swap-bot Time: July 29, 2017 4:49 am


Date Joined: July 21, 2013
Last Online: July 29, 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'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!


Comment: You've been sending quite a lot of swaps my way recently. :) I love all the dots & stripes you sent! I also love your mini washified swap note!
ArtyBeth3 rated for UHM: Pretty Paper Strips Card on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: What lovely cards you made, my dear! You have inspired me to try a few new ways to use my paper strips for cards! :)
Comment: thank you so much for the great washi samples and for all the extras! ♥
hibiscus rated for EASU: Can it! on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: I love that background ... love the colors, love the tie and label on the jar ... great selection of buttons.. it brought some great memories of my mom's wonderful button jar... she was a nterric sewer...great washi not and I'd love to know how you made the envelope..! Thanks so much for everything
katjl rated for WOW!: Cheerful washi tape samples on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Hello Tracy, Thank you for all the extra washi samples and the stickers. I don't have any of the ones you've given me (washi hoarder here!) and they are so sweet and cheerful. Appreciate your kindness. 😊
ArtyBeth3 rated for UHM: Washi Tape Pen Pal Letter on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you, thank you for your ever-so-lovely washi letter! You always make them so colorful & fun. :) Love the tapes you included too!!
Comment: I am glad you sent both cards. It is nice to get a treat. Love your notecard and washi tape too. Thanks.
hibiscus rated for EASU: It's About Time on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Loved the quote! Am putting this really cool atcip in my art room to remind me! Nice the way you red tinted this atc.. beautiful card did you make that? Just lovely ... I hope we do another swap "about time!" Thanks so much
Response: I'm glad you like it! Yes, I made the background with Brusho crystals, which give a vibrant and rich color. Thank you for joining the swap and for the quick rating and heart! 😘
Gwenerific rated for Junk Journal Fodder► on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: I cried out in happiness when I received your Junk Journal Fodder envie! I was super delighted with the used stamps and I LOVED everything you sent! I am surely going to use everything! I liked your idea of the washi tape-backed note. I kept saying oh and ah after each item I picked up, and then seeing the next. It was awesome! Thank you so much! Keep swapping awesomely! :D
Comment: Tracy,Love the ATC you sent and the card you made is beautiful,thanks so much.
drgngirl rated for WOW! Washi tape Note Card on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great washi tape notecards! I like them both, but I think the blue tone one is my favorite! I almost don't want to use them! Also, thank you for the washi samples! I love the one with the washi rolls and bears on it! Too cute! I love the envelope, too!
Comment: The ATC is gorgeous--thank you so much, and I loved how everything was yellow (the envelope, notecard, stamp!). The extras were fabulous, too!
emmarald rated for WIYM: Blind Washi Swap on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you xx
bramblefae rated for WOW! Coordinating tape samples on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: I *loved* all the washi, they all coordinate very well, and I can't wait to use them! (I love the black and white especially!)
ritchgirl rated for WIYM: Blind Washi Swap on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great washi!!!
rarjones rated for SS: Washi Tape Swap Cards (USA) on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: I love the swap cards you sent! Very pretty colors:) Thanks for swapping with me.
Heynowokay rated for MailArt Started! on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: I LOVE your envelopes, thank you so much! :)
donetta rated for ART: Winged Things Rolo on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Super cute, as always, Miss Tracy...thank you for always sending such wonderful little pieces of art! I love the swoopy shape, and I understand completely about the lovely weight of these...I cut my own, from lightweight cardboard!
Comment: thanks for a great swap!
hibiscus rated for EASU: Mixed media Flowers ATC on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: I've heard others say this but I have to say it now... you deserve extra stars and hearts for this swap and the wonderfully creative atc.., those flowers are so well done every piece on this card is just perfect... I've never tried tearing washi but I will be trying that... loved all your techniques and thank you so much for the well chosen extras.. can't wait to use them

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isabellasnow on Jul 14, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the lovely envie of wishes from my AWG July wishlist! I love vintage ephemera so much and use it often in my art. My most favorite, absolutely stupendous, amazing piece? Those GORGEOUS bluebirds on that deckle-edged card.

yvonne401 on Jul 11, 2017:

THANK YOU @orneryswife for the AWG JULY WISH of a coloring postcard and blank postcards!



Tigerlilyknotwise on Jul 10, 2017:

Thanks for the AWG wish! I see some fun shapes in here to use...and I have lots of ATC jams in the works :) Thank you!

CurlyTea on Jul 10, 2017:

Thank you @orneyswife for the "Weird" magnet. It is already hung up in my craft room! I am also hugely grateful for the fortunes!

ShyAnn64 on Jul 9, 2017:

Thank you for granting my AWG - July wish! I love the air mail labels and washi! 🌸

kaypendragon on Jul 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cutting dies from AWG! Those are AWESOME!

Lonestarchild on Jul 7, 2017:

Thank you so much for the tape for AWG July! Was on my Target list today and totally forgot it! Perfect timing! Thank you!!

Margothecat on Jul 7, 2017:

Thank you so much for the adorable stamped snowman image and Christmas Washi tape samples. You made my day! AWG

ShyAnn64 on Jun 11, 2017:

Thank you for granting my AWG wish! I love the stationery :) 🌸 ~ Carol Ann

kaypendragon on Jun 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for all the washi samples! They're great!!

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