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tcornell

tcornell
Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: January 9, 2018
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Tracy

aboutMe

We are moving to Texas in the beginning of December 2017

I'm a 47 year old living in SW Florida- who is married to my best friend for the last 20 yrs.

I'm a shopper and a hoarder (well, maybe not "hoarder", as I like to share!) of art supplies and crafty components.

I'm "mom" to a fawn pug puppy named Madison.

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

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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.

So much loss, in so little time- I have lost practically my entire family in the space of less than 3 months time.

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*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.

Postcards

postcards

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, maps of foreign countries, & animals in costume. I really love handmade (collage or painted/drawn- not just printed off a computer) also.

Likes

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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 dotee doll, thank you to Charlotte @judgedbyabookscover . It's Little Red Riding Hood and it's 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, 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).

*Your GENTLY used mounted rubber or clear/cling stamps!

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

*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 (any)

*Used postage stamps- off paper.

*Stamped images on cardstock or book pages

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

*stencils that you no longer use/want

*Drawer sachets

*ATC supplies: sturdy (watercolor paper) backs, clear sleeves, 9 pocket page protectors, backgrounds

*Snail Mail Flip Books, pocket letters (or mini ones) and goodies to use to make or stuff them :)

*Individual quotes: either written nicely on small pieces of decorative paper or decorated by you, 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

*FLAT back cabochons, charms

*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, and other 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)

•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 would love to see some Red Rose Tea trading cards from Brooke Bond Co. (they look interesting)

*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!

Dislikes

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Please, No Thank you:

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

*I do not like pencils that you write with

*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 FL 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

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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.

Rating

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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 most recent!

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

crafts

I enjoy dabbling mainly in paper crafts. My current endeavors include: snail mail flip books, handmade postcards, zentangles; HD/HP, mixed media or collage ATCs & APCs, 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!).

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you!
Response: thanks for the rating and heart!
PeliKat rated for Pugs, Pugs, Pugs.... on Jan 1, 2018
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Comment: Tracy, I received your pug ATC and was so excited! The envelope reminded me of when I was growing up and my mother would receive mail from her family in Germany; it was always in envelopes that had that red and blue design on the edge. And of course, your notecard fit right along with it! Thanks for a happy memory! Then I saw the ATC and was thrilled with it! I love the technique you used on it and the different elements that you added really set off that cute puggy playing with the ribbon! Thanks for the little pug note papers too, and for the envelope of punches that you added! This was a fun package to receive and I love it! I'm sending a little something your way, because I'm so happy to have another pug-lover in this group! Thanks!
Response: You're so sweet! Thank you :)
piashlara rated for Christmas Letter on Dec 31, 2017
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Comment: Hi Tracy, thanks so much for your letter! I hope the move went well and you had a wonderful holiday with a lot of love and warmth. Have a happy new year!
Response: Thank you! Happy New year!
Poohtat rated for Just Randomness on Dec 18, 2017
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Comment: I received your envie today. Thank you! Always looking for stencils and I will enjoy everything you sent.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! Happy New Year!
JazD rated for Christmas card - USA - Newbies welcome on Dec 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card and the goodies that you sent along with it
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the rating and heart and have a Merry Christmas!
squince rated for Merry Christmas Swap #2 on Dec 11, 2017
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Comment: Gorgeous card! Got glitter all over my desk! hahaha
Response: Hahaha! Thanks a bunch for the rating and heart. Merry Christmas!
debbiespoms rated for Merry Christmas Swap #2 on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: Hi Tracy and Merry Christmas ! Thank you very much, for such a beautiful glittery card ! Plus, for the sticker, recipe of Nutella hot chocolate( yum!) and the extra Christmas card, Love all !
Response: Merry Christmas and thanks for the rating and heart! Yes, Nutella hot chocolate....so yum!
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Comment: thank you so much for the holiday love! Goodluck with your move!
Response: Thank you! We made it there and are trying to settle in as best we can in our temporary home :) I appreciate the rating and heart. Merry Christmas!
BeHappyToday rated for Merry Christmas Swap #2 on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: I received the lovely Christmas Card & thank you for the extras! I am enjoying it very much & was very thoughtful of you! 🤗
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and heart!
Dibrittain rated for Merry Christmas Swap #2 on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and goodies
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
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Comment: Nice card and thanks for the extras! I especially like the recipe card and the different stamps you used on the envelope. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart too!
Amyncognito rated for Merry Christmas Swap #2 on Dec 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable cards and goodies!!!!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and heart!
pkpeace rated for PRIVATE Christmas Gifts on Dec 2, 2017
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Comment: Which is the absolute best!?!? Neither! LOL! I LOVE this rubber stamp with the greatest quote from Picasso... but a pound of Snow Dog coffee is right up there next to :spectacular! Thank you my dear friend for the beautiful Christmas gifts.... special because they are from you! Hugs Patty xo
Response: Awww, thanks Patty- I hope you enjoy both! Merry Christmas my sweet friend! xo
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Comment: I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this swap with me. Everything you sent was just so thoughtful and fantastic. And when I opened my Christmas gifts I squealed! My oldest son asked what was going on I was so loud 😂 I am just head over heels in love with my Edward Gorey goodies, and just can’t thank you enough!
Response: Awww, thanks Barbara!
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Comment: Oooh, I can't wait to start opening these cute little bags! (But I will, haha) Thank you so much for doing the Advent swap with me. Good luck on the move and becoming a Texan!
Response: Thanks Maggie!
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for the beautiful envelope filled with things I love!!!! I 💙 everything in there!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Kaizla rated for Mail art: Draw on envelope USA on Nov 13, 2017
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Comment: I love absolutely everything you sent! This was the best envelope to open! And I had a lot to open today! Thank you so much for everything! It’s all so lovely!
Response: Awww, so glad to hear it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
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Comment: Thanks for the great kit! I really enjoyed making ATCs with it!
Response: Thank you, your ATC was great too!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope and all of the great dies! I'm so excited to use these. They are wonderful, as you are also.
Response: Awww, thanks! So glad you like them! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: Halloween Countdown #16 on Oct 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the super cool lenticular stickers! Believe it or not, these just arrived in yesterday's mail, lol! I really love them, and appreciate your gift, thank again!
Response: Wow, those sure took their time getting to you! Glad they arrived and you like them :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

isabellasnow on Jan 10, 2018:

HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAY FROM WIYM GROUP!

ChelleHames on Jan 10, 2018:

I had a good holiday. Was able to spend time with all my family, except my oldest sister who lives in WY. It was nice! Hope yours was good as well!

MNJoviGirl on Jan 7, 2018:

It's been ages since I have heard from you hope your move was smooth. Write soon!

jodie

stiffneck78 on Jan 2, 2018:

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2017:

Tigerlilyknotwise on Dec 31, 2017:

mew

pkpeace on Dec 31, 2017:

pkpeace on Dec 20, 2017:

stiffneck78 on Dec 20, 2017:

Peachapatchi on Dec 18, 2017:

Thank you so much to contributing to angel my advent calendar. I can’t wait to open all the presents!

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