Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2018 8:14 am


Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: April 18, 2018
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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December 2017: moved to SE Texas

I'm a 48 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!).


Artstamper rated for MM Art Tag ~ Rainy Day Weather on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great Rainy weather tag! Thanks also for the lovely notecard and postcard.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I love your card, thank you so much! :)
Response: Thanks for rating & for the heart, so happy you liked it!
Angie rated for JOURNALING by FIVES! #1 on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: I got your package and I'm running to my art area to glue stuff down! How fun! Thanks for the nice note and stuff.
Response: Thanks for rating and for the heart <3
mylove4craft rated for Washi pen pals swap on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: OMGosh, the washi are so CUTE!! Thank you! I'll get my reply to you soon!
Response: Can't wait to hear from you! Thanks for the rating and heart!
katmiller rated for Global CAT ATC and Mail art on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: I loved everything you sent me for this swap!!! Thank you so much!! :)
Response: Glad you liked everything :) Thanks for rating and for the heart!
jillybird rated for HMPC: Look it Has Wings! on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: This postcard is so pretty! The colors are so bright and happy! I really love the quote - wouldn't it be nice to have no reminders - just for a day? Thank you so much for this wonderful postcard!
Response: So happy that you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart <3
Rosa1 rated for Doodle me a Flower! PC US on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: great doodle flower ~ thanks!
Response: Thanks! I thank you for the rating and heart too :)
cindygroet rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your lovely flower items. There are some really special ones I never saw before. Really Nice!
Response: So glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart and rating :)
heatherknits rated for Pick-a-theme #3 ~ INT on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: I love your mermaid theme and gifts - thank you! Neat folklore PC!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart too :)
craftyone rated for PRIVATE GRAB BAG SURPRISE SWAP on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Tracy, the grab bag was so fun! I can't wait to use these die cuts and stickers and things! You know what I like. The cat pin is so special I love it. You have some fun stores around you. Thanks so much for doing this private swap with me.
Response: I'm so thrilled you liked your goodies! Thank you for the rating and heart!
dawnakaulen rated for Scattergories PC Series - D on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: You forgot to put a stamp on it and they didn't even notice! Cute pugs, thank you.
Response: Oh Goodness! Thanks for rating :)
Comment: Thank you!
Response: thanks for the rating and heart!
PeliKat rated for Pugs, Pugs, Pugs.... on Jan 1, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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!

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Bhindblueeyes on Apr 19, 2018:

Tracy!! THANK YOU! As always, receiving mail from you has been a delight!!! These PCs are amazing, and I'm in love with the pin up notecard! I also need to mention the absolutely most adorable envelope with amazing stamps! Thank you so so much for this Profile Surprise PIB!! xoxox

craftyone on Apr 13, 2018:

Thank you Tracy for the enviefull of April wishes granted! Punch Studio is the note card master! I was so delighted with everything.

kiddomerriweather on Apr 8, 2018:

Thank you for the super cute llama card and for thinking of me. ❤️

Babsmomof5 on Apr 7, 2018:

Thank you so much for the letter about your day, and the sticker flakes. I love this type of sticker as it adds just a little something special to a postcard. I will be returning a letter to you soon!

MsRose on Apr 6, 2018:

Hello bunnie girl 🐇🐇 Thank you so much for granting my AWG Wish , I always smile when I see mail from you ! ☮️ Cher

craftyone on Apr 5, 2018:

Thanks so much for the April wish! Love the flowery ATC!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Mar 20, 2018:

A letter is heading your way! :-)

bluehairedmary on Mar 19, 2018:

Thank you so much for the postcards for 5,4,3,2,1 Tag - US Only! Thanks for the extra too!

CurlyTea on Mar 15, 2018:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Mar 14, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome birthday package! I love everything =D


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