Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2017 2:47 pm


Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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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.


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.


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



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


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 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


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!).


Comment: Wow! Thank you for the beautiful envelope filled with things I love!!!! I 💙 everything in there!!!
Kaizla rated for Mail art: Draw on envelope USA on Nov 13, 2017
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!
Comment: Thanks for the great kit! I really enjoyed making ATCs with it!
Response: Thank you, your ATC was great too!
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
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 :)
blueseabliss rated for My Favorite Lucky Parcel- USA on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: The tin was cracked and broken. :( I am allergic to perfumed things, but thank for the rubber stamp.
Response: I am so sorry that the tin cracked in shipping... I can't believe that I missed that in your profile! I obviously didn't go to the dollar store, I really wanted to make this nice for you and was so excited once it was sent. I am glad you liked the rubber stamp and hopefully the cute snowman bag it came in as well. I'm truly sad that this didn't meet your expectations though. I was way over budget on this after shipping too, and it didn't matter to me, as I thought it was a nice gift for you :( Sorry!
eurocat rated for USA🐱 Cat Illustration swap on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: very cute very cute! l like this unicorn cat! Thank you very much ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)(^。^)
Response: awww, thank you!
craftymimi rated for Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Tracy...thank you so much for all the goodies! I love your scavenger hunt finds! Such a fun swap! XOXO-Dawn
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Halloween ATCs - US Only on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Love these cards!! Thank you and thank you for the nice extras! Hope you have a fun Halloween and thanks for swapping!
Response: Have a great Halloween as well, Grace! Thank you for the rating and heart!
SpaldingMom0813 rated for Nostalgic, "I remember" swap on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! I also had the same problem with my wisdom teeth! It was horrible!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
pkpeace rated for Private Stocking Stuffer October on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such pretty packages! I put them directly into my Christmas tote where they will stay until the 25th! You always put such tlc into creating packages, thanks Tracy! xo
Response: You're welcome Patty, I hope you love everything! xo
Comment: Thank you for a bit of happy mail.
Response: You're welcome and thanks for rating!
Comment: Cute card!! Thank you! I gave a heart because of the stamp!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Dummanios rated for USA🇺🇸ATC--Kokeshi dolls on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: I really like how you made the ATC. Thanks for the extras!
Response: Thanks! Thank you for the rating and heart too :)
Churchmouse70 rated for Big Bang 5 x 5 Swap on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: I enjoyed reading your Big Bang letter so much!! It was like we were having fun discussing the show together!! 😂I totally forgot about Amy's chest rubs!! That made me laugh !! I ❤️ that episode too!! The train PC cracked me up!! You are very clever!! Thanks for a terrific swap!!
Response: Awww, thanks. It really was a fun swap :) I appreciate the rating and heart too!
Dummanios rated for ATC: Newspaper Cityscape on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: I love the ATC and thanks for all the extras!
Response: You're welcome, and thank you for the rating and heart too!
Comment: Hello Tracy! Thank you for the hand decorated Halloween "Spooky Delivery" mail art envelope, your note, and the Halloween PCs. Yes, I love doing the Halloween arts & crafts too. Happy October!
Response: Thank you, Happy Halloween!
BusyB rated for WIYM: Halloween Countdown Swap # 31 on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: Hi Tracy, I'm sure whatever you sent is wonderful, but I'm waiting to open this one until October 31st on Halloween since it's a special one. Happy October!
Response: I hope you will love it! Thanks for the rating and heart too :)
Comment: These are fun! thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart too!
laterdayze rated for WIYM: Halloween Countdown #18 on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Saving for the 18th to open it! Love the envelope, so neat! :D
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!

Rating Overview

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BusyB on Nov 16, 2017:

Thank you for the Noel note and wish for November to say hello and welcoming me to AWG!

bluehairedmary on Nov 15, 2017:

Thank you for the adorable Christmas card! I love hedgehogs! Hope you have a great holiday season! Christmas Card Tag US Only

fbresnah on Nov 14, 2017:

Christmas Card Tag - Thank you for the wonderful card!

fbresnah on Nov 14, 2017:

Postcard Tag PIF - Thank you for the really cute Christmas PC!

bbsporty on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you for the AWG Christmas card! I have a special place that I always display the first card of the holiday that I receive each year. Yours' is there this year.

Lonestarchild on Nov 13, 2017:

Happy Fun Mail from you today. Love the AWG Nov Wish -- all kinds of fun in there. Thanks so much!!

Lonestarchild on Nov 13, 2017:

Very fun envie of Christmas randomness! Love it. Thanks so much for the I've got what you want tag!!

Ryleighsmom on Nov 13, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the fun AWG Nov wishes!! I loved everything from the Wizard of Oz envelope to all the goodies inside!! Thank you! 🍁 PS-I’m starting to move around more and feeling better. ❤️

Margothecat on Nov 13, 2017:

Thank you for the cute Christmas postcard - a wish from my AWG Nov. list!

goinjenny on Nov 13, 2017:

Thank you for the note cards, postcards and envies for my November AWG!!

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