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tcornell

tcornell
Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: August 13, 2020
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Hello I'm Tracy!

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I'm a 50 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 4 year old fawn pug 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.

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

So much loss, in so little 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

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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. mermaids, sea horses, roadside attractions, vintage holidays (including reproductions), fairy tales (especially Little Red Riding Hood), Kawaii, Jetoy Cats, woodland 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.

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 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/coins, & ANY other original artwork. I really am loving the Teesha Moore inspired art!

*I adore mail art!

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

*Washi stickers or sticker flakes

*Wrapped surprises

*Watercolor paper (any size from 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" or larger)

*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)

*Anything that has PUG dogs on it

*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)

*Flow! magazines or even pages from them

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

*Blank or altered tags, library pockets & goodie bags

*Ephemera

*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

*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: especially large memo sheets and letter sets

*Fairy tales (especially Little Red Riding Hood), anything with bunnies, Kewpie dolls, animals in costume/ people's clothing, nursery rhymes, flowers, birds and butterflies, 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!

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

*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

*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

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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 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.

Creative Endeavors

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I enjoy dabbling mainly in paper crafts and doing mixed media art. My current endeavors include: handmade postcards, HD/HP pieces, ATCs/coins, mail art envelopes, black out poetry, mini zines and playing in art/junk journals.

Ratings

chiky1959 rated for These Three Things ATC Swap on Aug 12, 2020
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Response: I've sent to this person twice now: once on June 4, 2020- where she eventually rated me a one without warning. And again, on July 3rd (after being messaged, she removed the one and allowed me to re-send. I also e-mailed her a pic of the envelope, stamped and ready to go, verified her address, etc.). Once again, she has rated me a one, and not messaged me. I am guessing, she hasn't received either send- and don't know what to do at this point. I have messaged the host again for assistance in this matter. Tracy 8/12/2020
MamaD rated for JAMS - Rubber Stamped Collage Starters on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: Love the starters!! Thank you!!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Blackout poetry piece on Aug 11, 2020
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Comment: Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much!
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Comment: I heart your zine! Thrilled to have it for my collection, Tracy! And thank you for the wiener die cut!
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Comment: These are fantastic cards. I love each one and they will bring me much inspiration. Thanks for the sweet mail stickers too!
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Comment: I LOVE your zine, so cool. You are a great artist!!! Everytime I look at it I discover something new. Thank you so very much.
mlandman rated for 🍄MUSHROOMS🍄 #01 on Aug 9, 2020
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Comment: Hello Tracy, thanks for the beautiful envelope you made! I like the colours and the drawing. I like the stickers too.
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC and envelope and all the great stamps! I too am new at the gelli plate, it's fun to see how things turn out.
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Gelli Plate PC #1 - USA only on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Hi Tracy, so fun to have you as my partner! Dang girl, for being new to this gelli plate stuff, you craft like a professional! I love your pc! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful ATC! I really like your gel print background! I also made my atc "N for night"! I made mine with watercolor background and hand drawn scenery :P
Response: Wow, so we had the same thought :) Thanks for the rating and heart ♥
loey rated for Beginning of Summer Junk Journal on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating!
MissRich rated for ATC - Rainbow Brite (HD/HP) (USA) on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC and the extras! :}
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart ♥
JBuchner rated for Happy Mailbox all MONTH July on Aug 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for everything!!! I love, love, love all the ephemera you sent me!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Hope your August is a great one!
Response: Wishing you a wonderful August as well ♥ Thank you for the rating and heart too!
ktk8 rated for WIYM: Gelli print background ATC on Jul 31, 2020
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Comment: Awwww received your ATC today and I just love the pug on the gelli print... I so love to gelli print....and the envelope was so special too....even Mike my postman commented on it.....THANKS for a great swap... I love the Llama card and giraffe paper too....hugs!!!
Response: So happy that you liked everything! Thank you for the rating and heart too!
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Comment: Beautiful journal!!!! Thank you so very much for all the goodies....😄
Response: Thank you! For the rating and heart as well ♥
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Comment: Thank you! Haha, yes, it's incredible how many stickers can be used. The envelope and all you send put a huge smile on my face today.
Response: So happy to have given you a smile! Thank you for the rating and heart ♥
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Zetti ATC w/ Numbers on Jul 28, 2020
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Comment: Yay Tracy!! It came out so cute and I absolutely love it!! I love her little pink cheeks and the wings are really neat. Thank you for a very artistic and beautiful Zetti ATC. -Vanne
Response: Awww, thanks so much Vanne- I'm so happy that you liked her! Thank you also for the rating and heart ♥
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and mini-zine! Definitely try carving your own stamps, it is super fun!
Response: Yea, I really need to pick that stuff up! Last night, I made my own handmade paper- ANOTHER new project for me! Thanks a bunch for the rating and heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart too!
peipeicl rated for HD/HP Bird ATC Swap on Jul 25, 2020
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Comment: the bird you draw is so lovely :) thank you! and the extras are cool I especially like the heart die cut.
Response: Awww, thanks- so happy that you liked it. I really appreciate the rating and heart as well ♥

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Comments

PerArduaAdAlta on Aug 8, 2020:

Thank you! Your handmade fox PC resend made it as well! Your animals are always so adorable, and I really like the way you do your background with the cloud made of negative space 💖

kiddomerriweather on Aug 8, 2020:

I'm so glad you like them! Didn't the envelope she sent them in look so cool? She sent me a pic before she sent it. I can't believe it got there so fast!!!

bblue on Jul 30, 2020:

Thank you for the "Send to the Person Above You" tag with the handdrawn owl postcard!

PerArduaAdAlta on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for your hand drawn woodland animals PC for Make A Postcard For My Favorite Theme - forum tag! It is AMAZING! My daughter loves it so much I think it will probably get framed and go on her wall (fox fiend 😄).

Tverne05 on Jul 25, 2020:

Thanks for returning home the Zettiology ATC. It turned out great!

rexypants on Jul 22, 2020:

Hi Tracy - Thank you for the wonderful envie you sent for IFM: WTA June! Loved the hand-drawn pug on the envie and you did a beautiful job with the ATC.

bluehairedmary on Jul 21, 2020:

Thanks so much for the cute birthday card and handmade squirrel ATC! I put it on my inspiration board! Thanks for thinking of me!

MamaD on Jul 21, 2020:

thanks

Thank you so much for my Zetti Postcard you made for me! I LOVE it!!

Barbara on Jul 20, 2020:

Hugs from Barbara for reading my profile and also granting my July Wishes!

LadyJo on Jul 20, 2020:

Thank you for the great WW July 2020 wishes! I love the TX Lantern Press card for my collection. Great swap cards and lovely writing paper. Stay Cool and Stay well!

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