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snailmailrocks

snailmailrocks
Date Joined: October 11, 2013
Last Online: February 18, 2024
Birthday: March 4
Country: Canada

about me

Hi Everyone,

My name is Tracey, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and currently living in Toronto. I live in the west end of the city with my hubby, four daughters, my dog Loopy & three cats, Cynthia, Meadow & Dusty.

I love sending & receiving "snail mail". I LOVE MAIL ART! If you’re able to put more than one stamp on your envelope, that’s super awesome and will make my day :-) I love all kinds of stamps, they make me happy 😆

I enjoy and appreciate all types of creative art. Some of my favourite ways to express myself are through:

  • surrealist / mixed media collage
  • zines
  • handmade postcards
  • watercolour
  • flipbooks
  • art journals & glue books
  • acrylics

things I enjoy…

Not a list of demands, just some of my favourites - & surprises are great :-)

  • mail art - please show me your talents!

  • handmade postcards what a treat to receive a lovely creation made by you 🤗

  • handwritten letters & postcards tell me a little about yourself, your interests, your life, your thoughts, something we have in common

  • decorated envelopes with lots of stamps My favourite :-)

  • zines I’m just starting to get into them and would love to receive some to build up my collection :-) any zine is welcome - either one created by you or a random zine made by someone else (as an extra)

  • flipbooks with lots of pockets

  • small items such as paper goods/ stickers / sticker flakes in glassine envies & tiny paper bags

  • vintage / retro card’s & paper goods (any kind)

  • vintage fabrics embroidery, needlepoint, small squares of patterned fabrics (especially small flowers), pretty handkerchiefs, embroidered patterned ribbon, interesting lace (I’m happy with even small pieces (2”x2”) of any of the above mentioned) current fabric pieces are also awesome:-)

  • interesting buttons, beads & baubles

  • wax seals

  • magazine cutouts interesting images that i can use for my collage projects

  • ephemera whimsy woodland, cottagecore, “vintage”, retro images of children’s book illustrations, forest animals, toadstools, acorns, pine cones, flora & fauna, botanical, birds, forest trees, mythical creatures & faerie lore

  • stamps I’m crazy for stamps - I collect them and use them in my creations. New stamps and/or used stamps on or off paper / cancelled is great.Stamps from your country 1950's - 1980's stamps - AMAZING! (even damaged stamps are great, as I use them in my art)

  • handmade crocheted, cross-stiched, felted, painted, silkscreened, letter-pressed, collaged, or sewed tiny woodland animal friends & toadstools🍄

  • matchbox crafts

  • stickers retro inspired woodland forest animals, (especially deer, fawns, foxes, squirrels, hedgehogs, rabbits) toadstools, acorns & pinecones, ravens, vintage fairytales (especially Little Red Riding Hood & Alice in Wonderland, Hansel & Gretel)

  • washi tape woodland forest animals, toadstools, botanical, sprinkles, confetti, tiny polka dots, neons & bright patterns, geometric shapes & patterns, grid, snail mail, moomin, kawaii

  • rubber stamps anything related to snail mail letterpost, "please deliver to", "handle with care", "happy mail", "snail mail", "airmail" or faux postmark stamps. Woodland forest animals (fox, deer, hedgehog, owl, raccoon, squirrel), toadstools, acorns, leaves, trees

  • polaroid pictures from the 1970’s /1980’s

  • vintage /retro children's book illustrations I love them all, but especially in colour from the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s. I like to incorporate them into my art creations. I know they’re difficult to part with, quality copies are great too 🙌🏼

  • any illustration / image of Little Red Riding Hood. I collect them :-)

  • authentic vintage/retro wrapping paper 1950’s - 1990’s - any size

  • vintage black & white photo / postcard old creepy photos of people / pets are my favourites)

  • vintage postcards that have been written on (pre 2000)

  • kawaii sticker flakes, complete letter sets (envelope + two letter sheets), memo sheets. Some of my favourites are Deery Lou, Hummingmint, Homekoro, Nyokki & Penne, Pandapple, Sweet Coron, Abauchuu, Puchi Puchi Milky & Tenorikuma. I love images such as rainbows, clouds, cuteness, candies, sweet treats, ice creams, popsicles :-) (please save Hello Kitty for someone else, I have enough 🥴)

  • candy I love candy 🍭 especially candy unavailable in Canada. Hard candies, soft candies, chewy & fruity, gooey & sweet & gummies of all kinds. Cotton candy, toffee, caramel, jelly beans, bubble gum, mentos, chiclets, licorice & lollipops.

  • favourite flavours blueberry 🫐 cherry 🍒 cotton candy 🍭 watermelon 🍉 bubble gum 🍬grape 🍇 raspberry, lime, tangerine 🍊 mango 🥭

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR POSTCARD SPECIFIC SWAPS ONLY

I love decorated postcards! If you like to decorate with washi, stickers, rubber stamps, doodles…don’t hold back 🤣

  • Illustrated - all themes 😍
  • retro children’s book illustrations
  • all vintage
  • postcards from the 1970's / 1980’s
  • toadstools
  • ski hills & chairlifts
  • motels
  • cemeteries & graveyards
  • ferris wheels
  • vintage woodland themes & animals
  • fawns
  • vintage fairytales
  • botanical
  • flora & fauna
  • snails
  • crows
  • mythical creatures
  • victorian gothic
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Wes Anderson
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Bauhaus
  • cityscapes & street shots

If I’m lucky enough to receive an awesome handmade postcard from you, please feel free to send it in a clear protective sleeve so it doesn’t get damaged while travelling 💌

no thank you…

  • anything religious
  • candles/incense
  • colouring pages
  • Disney/child
  • teacher reward stickers/stickers with flags of different countries
  • free/ad postcards
  • foam cutout things
  • napkins
  • makeup
  • earings
  • anything you wouldn’t want to receive yourself +old dirty items, wrinkled/folded/old random papers, swaps that smell like cigarettes/sloppy thrown together swaps +swaps with no thought put into them (sigh)

just an FYI...

I truly enjoy the art of swapping. I always take the time to read my partners profile and see what I can create for them & what kind of goodies they like. Even when it’s “sender’s choice “. I always try to tailor my swaps to my partner as best I can. I want my them to be really happy when they open my mail 🙌🏼🥳 I put a lot of time and effort into my swaps. I prefer quality & thoughtfulness over quantity 🙌🏼 thanks in advance :-)

This swapper is "flake-free" - I always send my swaps out before the due date has passed and always make a trip to the post office to make sure that the correct postage is being applied to the envelope/ parcel. That being said, if you haven't received my swap way past the date, something has gone wrong in the post. Please contact me personally and let me know before leaving a poor rating

rate

I always try and rate as soon as I receive your mail :-)

I give a heart if I think my partner has put time and effort into the swap - if they've thought about what they're sending, read my profile, chose items they know I would enjoy etc...

thankyou

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for PH: Christmas Package & PCs #3 on May 6, 2023
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Comment: I am so sorry for the late rating--I had opened this swap at my parents' house over the holidays. and I decided to check the rating when I found it in a bag with some recipes and stuff my mom had given me. Apparently, I hadn't put the rating. Thanks for the great swap!
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Comment: (And I agree with your username!) Thank you for the cool postcard! Where you shooting the commercial as an actor or as a tech?
Rainydancer rated for SSM: QSCP #56 on Apr 22, 2023
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Comment: Thanks- you made me smile! I love all your ink stamps, especially your address one
addieixmarie rated for Badly Drawn Pet Portraits on Mar 31, 2023
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Comment: Tracey, oh my goodness! I am just in LOVE with everything that you sent me!! I LOVE that you dressed your kids up as the sisters from the Shining!! That is AMAZING!! I wish I had someone to dress up as them with for Halloween! I also love love love everything that you wrote about. It is so awesome to meet another Stephen King fan! The old school horror movies are great, I love Sleepaway Camp! That is such a classic, lol. Before I even got to the other side of your note, I immediately thought of the movie Martyrs when you mentioned French Horror movies... I have heard so much about it but I haven't watch it yet! Maybe I shouldn't... LOL! You have also seen so many cool bands in concert!! I have also seen Motley Crue and Alice Cooper:) Then after reading your letter, I got to the painting of my birds and OMG!! I am seriously IN LOVE with it!! They are so cute :,) This truly means so much to me, I have tears of joy in my eyes! I am going to hang it up right now on my wall!! It is seriously perfect, I can't even put into words how grateful I am for this beautiful painting and for everything else that you sent. I love every single thing!!! I truly wish I could give you a billion hearts! Thank you so much for everything, this was truly so special and dear to my heart<3 P.S. I also LOVE the stamps that you used to mail this swap
aprilivy rated for Quick Tourist Postcard #1 on Mar 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard :)
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Comment: OMG I absolutely LOVE that mermaid, wish I could give you more hearts! Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, Tracey! Sounds like you had a nice break with your girls. Yours is a lot earlier than ours, it's Spring Break here this week, I absolutely love Toronto. I was last there in 2018 with one of my friends and I'm hoping to go again this year with my mom. We plan to take my two nephews! The younger one is a Raptors fan, so we want him to be able to see a live game. I do enjoy some winter activities (skiing, snowshoeing and skating), but only if I have friends to go with.
nanadiana rated for PTG: Landscape Postcard on Mar 25, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the Toronto pc. It sounds like a beautiful city. I've been to Vancouver and Victoria but would love to visit more of Canada. Thank you for making my day brighter!
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Comment: you have the nicest handwriting! ha. that was my first reaction. anyway - thanks for the niagara falls postcard. i've been there twice but always great to see it again!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard. I hope you skiing goes well.
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Comment: Thanks for the Canada map card, you can never have too many stickers according to Olivia, my daughter. Best regards, Rich
Response: And Olivia is absolutely correct…🤣 thanks for the heart Rich!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute postcard! I LOVE how you decorated, it made me so happy. I grew up right next to Montréal and just recently moved to Québec City. I'm happy that you still get to visit! Montréal is a beautiful city ♥
nadithings rated for CPG Multi Stamp Envie #6 - Global on Mar 18, 2023
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Comment: Thank you! Sorry late rating! Got them last week but only get to open today! I love your letter! Love the Canada haunted ones! My favourite character is kramer! Love the extra tib bits too! Take care! Xo nadi
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Comment: Thank you Tracey. So thoughtful. Next time I am in Toronto I will definitely check this out. And that exhibit sounds bomb. Photos of animals. Yes!!!
bvdev234 rated for Tourist postcard swap Feb 2023 on Mar 17, 2023
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Comment: Thanks much for the lovely Niagra Falls card 💞 Biju
Fabriqueen rated for Quick Tourist Postcard #1 on Mar 16, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Dominican PC! I'm happy you and your family enjoyed Mexico but be careful when going down there these days.
KrystalCook84 rated for Quick Tourist Postcard #1 on Mar 16, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the card!!! Ancaster is nice. I live closer to Stoney Creek :)
TexyDeb rated for Three Truths and a Lie #7 on Mar 15, 2023
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Comment: Everything is fantastic thank you. I think #1 is the lie.
Response: Ha! You’re right! See you in the next one 🤗
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Comment: HA! Loved your list! I, too, chew hard candy. I don't have time to wait! :D
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - February on Mar 10, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much. OhmyGosh...over 80! That's amazing.

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Comments

simcoe54 on Mar 4, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

mymerakidesk on Nov 28, 2022:

Welcome to Wax Seals & Dried Flowers Enthusiasts group! 🎊

yvonne401 on Nov 24, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

Rainydancer on Nov 2, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

devilspigeonhole on Dec 11, 2014:

Conniegirl on Dec 17, 2013:

Hi Tracey, you know what else we have in common? My sister's name is Tracy too! :) And that horror movie thing..I think it happens once we become mothers. lol. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years.

ladydy5 on Dec 12, 2013:

What a great profile. Welcome to Thriftstore Find group. Enjoy receiving and sending!

cutesygirlynai on Dec 8, 2013:

hey girl! you're featured in the first SWL member focused swap, it's a postcard one. go and check it out :) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/164574 thanks for joining xxxxx

Bee1981 on Nov 29, 2013:

Heyho :-) A letter will be on the way to you on Monday :-) Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Bee1981 on Nov 8, 2013:

My letter is on the way to you, so watch your mailbox :-) Have a lovely weekend!

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