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orneryswife

orneryswife
Date Joined: July 21, 2013
Last Online: June 22, 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 39 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 mostly join regional swaps as opposed to international because I hate to wait and prefer lower postage. I often join swaps then pull out before partners are assigned because I want to do my very best and if I am not inspired, I don't think I will send that. However, once I commit to a swap, I'm a very reliable swapper. I always send on time (usually as soon as partners are assigned) 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 (I have a whole wall in my dining room dedicated to these)
  • 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
  • Word games such as Scrabble and boggle (I am orneryswife on words with Friends if you want to play with me!)
  • 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)
  • Art journaling

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. This includes anime.

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.

I am extremely sensitive to fragrance and smoke.

Extras

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
  • Coffee stained paper
  • Stencils of any size--even homemade on file folders
  • Altered tags for my collection
  • Decorated labels to use on painted envelopes to put the "send to" address on.
  • Painted or inked Deli paper
  • Letter from YOU!
  • scraps of yarn or other fibers for my weaving or art
  • Personalized return address labels (colorful!)
  • Crochet flowers I can add to sewn items

Thank you!

Thanks for reading my profile and for swapping with me!

Ratings

January rated for UHM: Profile based Happy Mail - June on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you a thousand times for this amazing envelope. The envelope itself is already being used as a holding place for papers, in a prominent place near my workdesk - it is so my style and taste - it is incredible. (I'm sorry others here can't see it...) And the selection of papers is excellent - I know I will enjoy using everything, especially the painted/stencilled papers...although it's always hard to initially cut them up :)
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Altered Glassine Bags on Jun 5, 2018
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Comment: OH My Gosh! You created a lot of glassine bags for me! First I saw the wonderful mixed media envelope and then the goodness inside. They are fabulous beyond words! Thanks for sharing with me and being a wonderful swap partner!
Ajijic rated for YTPC: Simple Mail Art Envelope on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the most generous swap. I love everything you sent to me and will use most of it. Thanks again, and your envelope is great!
donetta rated for YTPC: Junk Mail Junk Journal on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Oh how I love this sweet junk mail journal...the patchwork heart is exceptional, and sets the tone for what's inside. I's aways a pleasure to receive swap envelopes from you, Tracy...I hope you know how much joy you bring to the lives of your swap partners,
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Comment: Such beautiful pages!! Thank you so much for the fantastic variety!!
thureris rated for UHM: Profile based Happy Mail MAY on May 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank for the delightful swap, Tracy! I do especially love the alpha stickers but love the ephemera too. :)
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Comment: Tracy, you have really spoiled me! These are BEAUTIFUL! And you sent SO SO many . . . I'm in hog heaven! My most favorite is the cocktail napkin that reads, 'Botanical Register,' then the dinner napkin with birds eggs, and the rest are equally fantastic. I'm so lucky to be your receiving partner. Thank you SO much for giving me so many pieces to work with, Tracy. You're the best!
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Comment: Love this tag! The picture on the book page is great. I'm glad you said this is more than you usually do as I was feeling like a slacker when I opened it The envelope is pretty great too. Thanks so much for a wonderful swap.
shinyserra rated for Mixed Media Art Tag 3 on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Ooh! I love a good puzzle theme! This is the coolest tag. I love the idea of using sections of puzzle. And thanks for the blank puzzle! I will definitely have some fun with that.
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Comment: Beautiful!! Love the envie - so colorful!! Thanks for all the wonderful labels, papers, die-cuts (the peacock is amazing!!) my happy stash is exceptionally happy today!
swamplover rated for YTPC: Let's Make Franken Pages! on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for all the extras and extra effort. You rock!
joybells2426 rated for Mixed Media Art Tag 2 on May 1, 2018
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Comment: Such a cute tag! I love the feel of the background when I touch it. Thanks!
janineureka rated for YTPC: Cool Envelopes on May 1, 2018
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Comment: What cool envies! Love them all...you do good work!! Thank you.
shinyserra rated for JOURNALING by FIVES! #5 on May 1, 2018
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Comment: This was such a fun swap! :)
shinyserra rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #4 on Apr 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much! Love the focal points you chose
georgiafae rated for YTPC: Embellishment Clusters on Apr 29, 2018
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Comment: I Love all of these and you sent so many! I feel so happy to be the recipient in this swap. I love the style you have with these! Thanks also for great book pages you sent them in-thanks for sharing!
user2148 rated for YTPC: Let's Make Franken Pages! on Apr 29, 2018
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Comment: Your pages are absolutely gorgeous!! You went way above and beyond with this swap - even the envelope is worthy of framing! Thank you for the extra pages, gelli print, etc. All fabulous!!
joybells2426 rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #3 on Apr 21, 2018
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Comment: They’re looking good! I can’t wait to see how mine turn out! Thank you!
Angie rated for JOURNALING by FIVES #2 on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Woo Hoo! They arrived and wow! Are they gorgeous! It's so fun to see how different everyone's are from the others. I look forward to adding to them! Did you put the extra gelli prints in there? I love the purple, blue and yellow one. May I have that? XOXO
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Comment: WOW! Thanks so much! I can't wait to play!

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Comments

zurdoswifey on Jun 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for the envie of amazing goodies for June AWG

I absolutely loved the folder as a mailer..very creative and everything you sent was fantastic

Thanks again and Have a blessed day =)

yvonne401 on Jun 9, 2018:

Thank you for my June AWG wishes of butterfly die cuts and notecards!

Blessings,

Yvonne

craftyone on Jun 9, 2018:

Thank you for the AWG June wishes!

CariahCreates on May 18, 2018:

Thanks for the PL blanks from my AWG wishlist

Angie on May 6, 2018:

Thank you for contributing to my pages! They look great!!

Cgscdy on Apr 27, 2018:

A million thank you's for my AWG envie. So much fun stuff from the stamped images ( absolutely LOVE the handwritten letter one will be looking for that one to buy) to washi, stamps, and so much more! Love and appreciate it all.

Babsmomof5 on Apr 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for all the pages you completed in my journals! You have a great talent, and I am so thankful to have your work in them!

goinjenny on Apr 6, 2018:

Thank you for the note cards in AWG April

kaypendragon on Apr 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the AWG wishes!

Heirloom on Mar 17, 2018:

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