Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2019 9:10 pm


Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: February 19, 2019
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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I'm a 49 year old living in the Houston area of Texas- I've been married to my best friend for the last 21 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.

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- 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

*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, small images and embellishments

*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 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 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: snail mail flip books, handmade postcards, zendoodling; 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!).


jayneblonde002 rated for I Woof You on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness. What a fantastic package you sent. You have really spoiled me. The envelope was decorated beautifully and I love everything you sent. Thank you very much!
Comment: It was nice to get your lovely floral envelope in my mailbox. The scratch/sniff coffee stickers are cool. Great washi tape samples and lined cute stationary. A fun mail day for sure! :)
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart too!
vlhafer54 rated for SCATTS PC Swap - G - US Only on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you - interesting answers.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Hi Tracy!! So funny because I just went to go mail your letter! I do agree, Etsy isn't really "handmade only" anymore, I used to have more homemade items but can't compete with the companies on there now. Thanks for the tea! Happy Swapping!!
Response: Thanks a bunch for the rating and heart!
marclively rated for Scatts PC Swap - C - US Only on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Many thanks for the wonderful presentation of your cactus ATCs. I really like looking sharp....lol. I appreciate all the extra goodies.
Response: Thank you for hosting, as well as for the rating and heart!
junemoon rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #2 on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for resending. My sympathy is with you for the serious losses you have endure in the past couple of years. May this new year bring new happiness and satisfactions.
Response: Thank you for your kind words, as well as for the rating and heart.
Comment: Well, doesn't that paint a picture! At first I'm like "what?" then duh, hahahaha! Too funny!!
Response: LOL That's how I was when I received mine as well haha Thanks a bunch for the rating and heart!
Comment: What a fun card.....and I really enJOY the new words don't you???? Hope to see your work in my mailbox again..... Stay CALM and SWAP on......
Response: I do! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Gatzcat rated for WIYM - Book Page ATC on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Great ATC!! I like what you did with yours. Thank you for sending!
Response: You’re welcome, and thanks for the rating and heart too!
jjhere rated for WIYM - Book Page ATC on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Really great, quality-made ATC. Thank you so much! (And for the extras, too)
Response: Thank you! I appreciate the rating and heart too!
Comment: Thank you for all the pink goodies. I can certainly use them this year.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: My Goodness TRACY, the items you sent are so adorable. love love love them all. I even made a video and sent it to my grandmother because she is the reason for my love of paper and house plants. We currently have 12 house plants and even though its no spend January it;s my birthday month and i'm buying myself a house plant today. Thanks again. I wish I could give you 5 hearts.
Response: Aww thank you for the sweet comment. I am so happy that you liked everything! Happy birthday to you, its my birthday month as well :) Thank you kindly for rating and for the heart as well.
Comment: Amazing swap partner, received my mail today and the sketch was beautiful and there was a very thoughtful addition included <3
Response: I'm so happy that you liked everything! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart too!
AliCrafter rated for Just Randomness on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for wonderful envie of randomness! First I love the envelope (sea horses!) and the vintage playing card - LOVE it - where do you find the vintage stamps? They're great. And the notecard is beautiful. I'm not a post card collector but I love getting nice ones in a swap. Overall, I really appreciate everything you included. Happy New Year!
Response: I saw on your profile that you loved seahorses and had to make you that envie LOL. I find the vintage postage stamps on Ebay (I search discount postage and typically buy it below face value). I'm so happy that you liked everything! Happy New Year to you as well!
SillyTilly42 rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap on Dec 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating!
LisaLaughs rated for 5 Partners Pick 3 #7 on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies (the bird card is so beautiful) and Happy New Year!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart! Happy New Year!
ksperline90 rated for 5 Partners Pick 3 #7 on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating and heart!
crochetjunkie rated for 5 Partners Pick 3 #7 on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent! I love the ambassador postcard and the sticker flakes.
Response: So happy you liked it :) thanks for the rating and heart too!
shellbee8 rated for 5 Partners Pick 3 #7 on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Everything was so cute and great! I can't wait to use it all! Thank you
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 554 25 26
Completed Fives Threes Ones
493 626 0 0
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MidsummerDream on Feb 19, 2019:

Thank you for the forum swap "I collect... send to the person above you". I absolutely loved it! and you added 2 extra wants of mine! thank you!

HappyMom on Feb 16, 2019:


Heirloom on Feb 16, 2019:

Tracy, thank you SO much for the unused postage and sticker flakes for the WW>February wishes. They're very special!

Cgscdy on Feb 15, 2019:

Ty for my wishes( Wonderful Wishes group). Love love love your art and the PCs!

Paige1900 on Feb 15, 2019:

Wonderful Wishes February! The ephemera is fantastic!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 14, 2019:

A letter will be in the mail to you by next week I had a few swaps I had to work on this week, so sorry.

yvonne401 on Feb 12, 2019:

Thank you for the AWG February wishes of a birthday card, butterfly stickers, recipe cards, postcards and Valentine card!



MSturgill87 on Feb 12, 2019:

Thanks for my AWG February wish for a PC about something that made you smile recently. Your stepmom sounds like a good lady!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Feb 12, 2019:


Thank you for the birthday wishes and the cute winter zine! It was so fun to read and made me think of all the different winters I had growing up (and since) because we moved around so much. I like staying put now just fine, but I'll tell you - North Carolina has a variety of winters all on its own! LOL

Rainydancer on Feb 12, 2019:

hello! I would love to!

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