Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2020 2:52 am


Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: January 22, 2020
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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I'm a 49 year old gal, living in the Houston area of Texas- I've been married to my best friend for the last 22 yrs.

I'm a "mail enthusiast"! I'm also an active member of: You've Got Mail, and SendSomething

Stick me in a room with art supplies and forget about me awhile LOL

I'm "mom" to a fawn pug named Madison and a tuxedo kitty named Loki.

My family: my husband, my mother, and my brother are the most important people in the world to me.


We lost my brother unexpectedly on Dec. 20, 2016. He was only 42 years old. I miss him so much & a part of me still can't wrap my head around any of this at all.

March 13,2017: after a long struggle with her illness, we lost an amazing woman. Mom, I will always love and miss you.

May 1, 2018 was the sudden loss of my father.

So much loss, in so little time...


*I have no allergies!

*My favorite part of Swap Bot is doing RAKs & granting wishes, then swapping.

*I've met some absolutely AMAZING people here! Some of the kindest people I know are from this community.



I prefer my postcards blank and in an envelope, but send them either way that you choose- naked or in an envie. Just noting my preference in the case that you are interested.

Although I love most postcards, some of my favorites are the ones with anything unusual/strange/odd on them, cards with pugs on them, Lali Riddle cards, Gotochi shaped cards, whimsical and/or illustrated cards (especially children's or Japanese illustrations. Rumcent makes some postcards that I am in love with that are sold on Amazon & VERY inexpensive), mermaids, sea horses, roadside attractions, vintage holidays (including reproductions), gnomes, fairy tales (especially Little Red Riding Hood), Kawaii, Alice in Wonderland, Jetoy Cats, animals (especially bunnies & deer), mail/postal/letter themed, cards with a foreign language on the front (not English), & animals in costume. I really love handmade (collage or painted/drawn) also.



This list is provided to make things easier for you when you are my partner. It is not a "gimme" list, but rather a: "This is what Tracy likes" list:

I truly appreciate anything when someone obviously puts the time & effort into putting a package together for me. Its an amazing feeling to open something that you know was thoughtfully done, "just for you".

*I love dotee dolls! I now own my very own dotees: thank you to Charlotte @judgedbyabookscover and Suzanne @kiddomerriweather . One is Little Red Riding Hood and the other is Alice in Wonderland, they are both precious!)

*I love HANDMADE items- would LOVE anything that you create yourself (especially, though not limited to: quilted items (mug rugs, bags/pouches & such), hand-knit socks, stickers, flip books, pocket letters, ATC's/APCs, & ANY other original artwork. I really am loving the Teesha Moore inspired art!

*I adore mail art!

*Any German Scrap (also known as Dresden Scrap or Dresden Paper Charms).

*Unused Postage stamps, especially the lick and stick kind!

*Washi stickers or sticker flakes

*Unused ink pads any color

*Wrapped surprises

*Scrap reliefs (like these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/400755503/butterflies-scrap-reliefs-1-sheet-7426)

*Watercolor paper

*Interesting pieces of fibers: not regular yarn, but the "frilly" stuff is good, even small pieces- I have no intentions of using it to knit, but would like pieces for altered art projects.

*ANY type of adhesives (sticks, pens, collage mediums, double sided tapes)

*Gelly Roll pens, Copic markers, Tim Holtz anything

*Love all stationery products: letter sets, notecards, postalettes etc.

*Paper punches or die cuts

*Used postage stamps- off paper.

*journals (blank or wrecked by you for me to use!)

*ATC supplies: sturdy (watercolor paper) backs, clear sleeves, 9 pocket page protectors, small images and embellishments

*Individual quotes: stamped, rub ons, stickers, cut out of books or other sources, typed, etc

*Sturdy postcard blanks (front is blank for making collage postcards, back is pre-printed for address and correspondence purposes)

*I enjoy used copies of your magazines (any).. Especially Flow!

*"My name is_________" labels or other decorative shipping labels.

*Blank or altered tags, library pockets & goodie bags

*Ephemera: playing cards with interesting backs, old or foreign text book pages or magazine clippings, tickets, fortune cards, milk caps, scratched off lottery tickets, maps, printed napkins/tissue papers, pharmacy/apothecary labels, receipts, old tallys (bridge cards), Victorian calling cards, flash cards, bingo cards, dairy tags, Dennison labels, cigar labels, beer or wine labels, used postage stamps, price tags, cash envelopes, wallpaper samples (would really love a book of these!), wrapping paper pieces at least ATC sized, bus/train tickets, sewing patterns, general store invoices, inventory tags and more.

*Vintage Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day or Easter stuff (as well as reproductions)- any time of year!

*Postcards- unused (see "likes" list above)

*Envelope seals, washi tape (not deco tape) or stickers (especially love John Grossman stickers: Violette or Gifted Line)

*I'm especially thrilled with grab bag/surprise packages/profile goodies

*My puppy Madison loves stuffed toys, dental chews and little treats (she has no allergies that I am aware of yet)

*Kawaii goodness

*Fairy tales (especially Little Red Riding Hood), anything with BUNNIES, A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh (not Disney's), Kewpie dolls, gnomes, PUGS, animals in costume/ people's clothing, nursery rhymes, Victorian era, 1920's, flowers, birds and butterflies, Wizard of Oz, woodland critters, mail/postal theme, mermaids, sea horses and children's illustrations

*Flat auto air fresheners

*I love handmade envelopes (especially decorated, fun prints or with illustrated liners (mail-able size is a plus- though I use small ones as well) and handmade letter sets.

*Girly (pretty & sparkly)/ vintage look/seaside/creepy cute/Scandinavian art themes

*memo pads and cute sticky note pads

*Handmade paper or seed paper- hmmmm: basically ANY interesting papers you come by!

*Perfume samples

*printed socks: the cuter or sillier they are, the better!

*Anything that has PUG dogs on it

*Make-up bags, draw string or pencil bags- especially handmade.

*I love animals, especially woodland critters and birds and butterflies.

*I love the Pink Sugar scent, I also like honeysuckle, jasmine, marshmallow, orange cream and lemon (most fruity scents I am fond of).

*I'm often interested in private swaps- if its beneficial to both parties- please PM me if you think you have something I may enjoy & we'll see if I might have some profile goodies for you as well! It never hurts to ask ;)

My Favorite Colors:

Pink, coral & turquoise/aqua are my favorite colors; though I haven't met a color that I do not like! Another favorite color combination for me is: aqua with red. I'm loving a pink, red & blue combo!



Please, No Thank you:

*I do not care for deco (the plastic looking tape), glitter or fabric tape

*religious or political related things- I don't feel this is the place for religion or politics.

*child/baby/kid things: nobody young in my life to share these items with. Including kids craft items like pompoms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, reward stickers

*I live in TX so please don't send candy like chocolate that likely will melt.

*nothing x rated/tacky: I am fine with nude art pieces, just not raunchy.

*I don't know how to knit or crochet, so I do not need yarn. I do not need any more embroidery floss either (have a lot!)

*I cant stand the smell of rosemary, neroli or coconut

My Promise


I promise that I will do everything I can to not be late sending anything out.

While I cannot promise to never be late (as I can't predict the future & what problems may arise): I CAN promise to contact my partner in the event that I am going to be, so that they are aware.

I will also do my very best to make sure that I do my research and attempt to send something my partner will really enjoy.

I will rate fairly when I receive, and I will never give a bad rating without PMing a person first to see what happened.

I hope you will do the same for me. I understand that sometimes life can cause issues so I will not jump the gun on negative ratings. This does not mean that I will not give a negative rating- it just means that if you contact me, I am far likely less to. I have given them (sadly), & will again when justified, in order to prevent this behavior to others.

I will always let you know when I have received your items and how much I have enjoyed getting them. Because for me this is all about fun and making someone's day.



NON-RATERS please rate! I have had quite a few swaps that are not getting rated. You really have no clue what your partner thought of their package when you don't receive a rating! (3/21/2017):

  • Weight Loss Journal: @AKTheresa left messages, no response

Of course there are more, but this one was A MONTH LONG SWAP!

Its a shame when you put time, effort, and postage into a swap (in some cases, a whole month's worth of work!) and can't even get a "Hey, I got it!".

I usually rate the same day I receive my packages! I ask that you please rate me in a timely matter as well, we all like to know if the person received their package and hope that they are pleased with it. Also, the same for tags and wish lists- I always post in the proper forums that I received/sent items and leave a profile comment when I receive something from someone. I just believe this is proper etiquette.

Favorite Crafts


I enjoy dabbling mainly in paper crafts. My current endeavors include: handmade postcards, HD/HP, mixed media or collage ATCs and making wrecked/junk journals (though I am horrible at actually KEEPING a journal-doing useful writing these days LOL! I'd much rather alter the book!).


stiffneck78 rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet -- B on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this great H/D bee ATC and extra die cuts. I like the handmade card, too.
AZmom875 rated for Random Questions #3! on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great answers.
Burger1girl rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #31 on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Yes, this happy mail made me VERY HAPPY!! I love everything!! Bookmark, peacock, coasters(karma one LOL!!) always use postcards.the tags are beautiful. You were very generous in this swap and made me happy after a weary day at work!! Thank you so much!!
Comment: Love the stickers! They brought a big smile to my face! Also, the pug was just so cute!
Comment: Thank you the package was lovely!
Zefaniya rated for CPG Mail Art Random Envie - US only on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Gorgeous envelope! Thank you for the Ca postcards and pug stickers 😍
Comment: Thanks for your note and the extras!
Poeprincess rated for CPG ~ Home made PC ~ New ~ USA on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Tracy, I loved the texture & technique on this PC, which came through the post in perfect condition. Great choice in colors!
Comment: Loved the ATCs!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the rating and heart :)
Comment: Awesome idea hun, and i understand about being intimidated with craft items!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
SouthsideTracie rated for Etsy wishlist on Jan 2, 2020
Comment: Peter Max and chipmunks! You chose two of the stamps I wanted the most! It will be the rare person who gets one of these stamps! Thank you so much xoxoxoxo
Response: Yay, I am so happy that you liked the ones that I chose! I'm like that with my special stamps as well ;)
Comment: Thank you so so much for such a beautiful package!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and heart!
papercraftkath rated for WIYM: Christmas Postcards on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the snowman postcard!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and heart!
BookishPenpal rated for Dear Story #3 on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Received 🙂 And thank you for the adorable stickers <3
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and heart!
pkpeace rated for Christmas Gift Exchange on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Tracy! Thank you so much for the beautiful packages and the awesome goodies that filled them! I can’t wait to try the owl texture plate!! Ink and awesome embossing powders! YOU have filled my embossing box with such lovely powders through the years!! Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart Patty- Happy New Year!
basykes rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - C - US ONLY on Dec 24, 2019
Comment: (loved the camel!)
Response: Thanks for rating!
jules4534 rated for Fast Blind Swap 4 on Dec 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely items. I especially loved the book mark! Thank you again and Happy Holidays!
Response: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hey girl! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas tomorrow!🌲🌲🌲
Response: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
michlove rated for Random Questions #3! on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the stickers. I loved your selections. I also appreciate how candidly you answered your questions. I smiled the whole time I was reading your answers. My whole family swears like truckers as well. There's scientific evidence this is not a sign of low intelligence :) Merry Christmas
Response: LOL Thank you... I was hoping to not offend, but to be honest ;)
mchesser12 rated for Simple Christmas Card Swap USA on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the 12 days of Christmas card, sharing your playlist, and the tuck ins. Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 775 32 34
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723 880 0 0
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sherba31 on Jan 18, 2020:

Thanks for the WW Jan puggy envie of happiness! The stationery, stickers and ephemera will be put to good use. Have a lovely weekend.

kiddomerriweather on Jan 17, 2020:

Thank you for the January WW! I love the lion drawing, pressed penny, and space stickers. I got your letter as well. Pink hair, huh? I've always wanted purple, or maybe blue, but my sister would KILL me. She's my hairdresser. Way to be bold, girl!

LahDeeDah on Jan 16, 2020:

Thank you for the birthday card and added surprises! Your zine is hilarious :-D I'm not really sure how feminine your card is either, but the fact that it didn't include a picture of a trout or any farm implements makes it a total winner! I love it!

Wonderful Wishes Group

djcamp04 on Jan 11, 2020:

You must share how you did the tortilla chips in air fryer! Today I’m doing bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños. Yummm

susieq11 on Jan 10, 2020:

Hi Tracy! Got your mail art envie for WW January today. It is so cool! Totally love the texture and color. Thanks for the heart stickers and washi strips. I’ve never seen those — or if I did I wasn’t sure what they were, ha ha! Now I know! Hope you’ve had a good month so far and thanks so much!!!! XOXO

shirleyinCA on Jan 10, 2020:

Oh, meant to say classy swap form you created!

shirleyinCA on Jan 10, 2020:

Thank you very much for the CPG Tag of $1.50 vintage postage - love using those stamps on my swaps to people that also appreciate them!

Bhindblueeyes on Jan 9, 2020:

THANK YOU so much for the bday card and goodies! The washi is adorable and new to me :) You really nailed my profile - those are some phenomenal PCs; they will be used decoratively in my nautical themed craft room. :) Thank you so much!!! Happy birthday month to you as well!!!

(Jan. WW)


OrigamiGrace on Jan 7, 2020:

Thank you for the nice pc from PC Tag US at Cheap Postage!

ChrisAnne on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you for granting my wish in Wonderful Wishes.

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