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Date Joined: December 29, 2008
Last Online: February 7, 2017
Birthday: October 17
Country: United States
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About Me


Welcome, and thanks for coming to check out my profile page!

A little about me.... hmmm...well, I am a fiesty gal... free, opinionated, take charge (or get'er done, if ya wanna call it that!), kind-of-artsy (LOL), middle aged, martini swillin' pirate! I have two sons, 28 & 13, and two grand-babies....who I dote on terribly! How fun...play, and then go home...kiss-kiss! I am greatful to be a breast cancer survivor of 5 years now! We live in a beautiful beach community and we often comb the beach for sea glass, shells and other treasures.

My passion is expressive art, and I love to create!!!....will use any media and love textures! I love art that is outside the box! I must confess that I AM ADDICTED to knitting, crocheting, jewelry making, tin & metal crafting, sewing, paper freak, sugarcraft art (fondant, specialty cake decorating & chocolate art)...love sweet doll making, and all things felt...love embroidery...and empowering women statements of art.

I TRULY love the dichotomy of really pretty and soft with funky-bad girl artsy stuff!! I like different and wierd...conversation pieces...tastefully done!!!

(I love Hello Kitty... the sexy one especially!!! Have you seen her? She is a DIVA!!)

My compulsion to create has me thinking of the next project before the one I am working on is finished. Each spring, I enjoy making my own simple sun dresses, purses, hats, etc.- dolls & silly frilly things for my sweet little grand-daughter. I enjoy making and donating handcrafted items for the benefit of breast cancer survivors. I also have a love for all those newborn babies-they get lots of stuff too!

I love to swap and get so much enjoyment from sharing with others. I appreciate all art and enjoy seeing others creative style. It is not my intention to ever flake, so if you do not receive an item from me for a swap, please let me know. I generally send out my swaps with delivery confirmation, so it will be easier to trace.

Favorite Crafts

I love all crafts and art that involve paper or textile. I adore frilly stuff, teaparties, cupcakes, fairy, doll & accessory making, glittery, sparkly, lacy, romantic items from the past, jewelry making, paper art, home decorations, mini's & trinkets for the little divas in my life! I enjoy making fabric & wool beaded stuff, crazy fun womanly art and goddess items!

Favorite Movies

Any movie that makes me laugh! Belly laughed through Bridesmaids! CLASSICS like Godfather, James Bond, Goodfellas, Titanic, Caddyshack, Mystic Pizza, Dirty Dancing...a good drama -Sleeping with the Enemy, Bourne flicks, John Grisham...not into vamps, tramps, or horror.

Favorite Television

Sopranos, Antiques Roadshow, Real Ghost Stories, History Channel, Judge Judy, ID, Bio TV, Mike & Molly, King of Queens,

Favorite Music: Classic Rock-n-Roll and such... Aerosmith, Stones, Boston, Nickelback, Def Lepperd, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili's, KISS, Aretha, Pink, Christina, Elton, Nora Jones, Al Green, Chris Isaac, Barry White, Maroon 5, Adele...

An occasional Disco Night with my girlz!

Art Expression

I am passionate for art/craft that encourages, lifts, expands the mind and world. I donate many special items I create to other women in treatment for breast cancer that need hope...and to smile....and to newby babies in special care...

Art is a window to the soul, for those who create it and those who view it!

My style can be sweet, sassy, on-the- edge, naughty, nice, inspiring, caring, thought-provoking, but is always honest and fun.

Favorite Books and Photos

Any books of inspirational words and stories;,journals from long ago. I love all books vintage!

I enjoy true crime books, and cookbooks with great hor d'oeuvres or hearty, simple fare. Running books that challenge or inspire my workouts. Handmade health/wellness journals.

I enjoy hunting for antique photographs of brides, women, mothers & their children, ladies doing chores. I love all photos of my children and grandchildren! I am a photo-holic!


Thoughtless art. Dollar store stuff. Liars, cheats and theives. Drama! Bras that don't fit right! Cartoon characters that scream at you, instead of talk. Traffic. Not having a pen/pencil to jot down a creative thought or idea!

Been FLAKED ON by:

catface23 Reusable Tote Swap Jan 2009

If you send me a treat, I would love it, however, I have a gluten intolerance. There is no gluten in sugar-free hard candy (hint hint). I also have to be careful about wheat protein in bath/body products, so I would prefer to purchase my own. We love gummy bears and jelly beans!!! (yummy), and chocolate!!!! I wonder if there is a way to mix all three.....

Favorite Colors & Fabrics

Pink, all soft pastels.

All Neutrals & Naturals.

Rich, royal hues (royal blues & greens, rich golds & browns, deep reds & pinks)

Favorite Fabrics: Cotton, sheers, soft rayons, silk, hand-dyed, any weights, plain, small-patterned or embossed. Tulle, all colors.


Favorite Drink: Expresso Martinis.

Favorite Food: Chocolate.

Favorite Girlie Things: Handmade jewelry (bracelet & brooch beotch), artsy barrettes/hair combs/hair ties, shabby chic anything, breast cancer socks, unique scarves, handmade totes and little make-up bags, shiny-sparkly-glittery lip gloss/stick in bubblegum pink or nude color...soy candles- I love all scents, fun paper plates/napkins for my girlie lunches, anything pink, sparkly and fun!

I wear sterling, or silver tone only.


Misc. unusual beads...all colors, glass or metal, old jewelry to be ripped apart to make something new...(love it!)

Any Hello Kitty jewelry findings, or old kid jewelry that can be taken apart to make anew!

Ephemera goodies.

Anything Goddess, Fairy, Womanly for dollmaking - elements

Recycled eyes from old dolls, especially flat backed, any fabric or material and any size.

Fabrics, any of my favs - or others -

Unique/ recycled jewelry findings. Hand-made beads. Charms, of any kind.

Glue-on bails, assorted sizes...silver plate/tone (I don't have much use for gold tone)

Fabric covered buttons.

Breast cancer awareness crafts, beads or brads.

Vintage strawberry shortcake valentine cards.

Vintage photos & advertisements of women, toiletries, home-making products.

My youngest son, aged 13, loves to receive mail from everywhere. It encourages him to get some enjoyment out of reading. He is a big history buff, he generally loves anything to do with the ocean, hunting, magic, wizards, animals (wild & domestic). He would love a note or postcard with interesting pictures from where you live.


Comment: I love my little steampunk person!!! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome...glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart too....
Comment: OMG awesome... once again you have out done yourself!!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it babe! You rock, Bry! xxoo
Comment: Thanks for a very nice journal. I can't wait to go through it and start filling in stuff. And all the little extra tidbits placed among the pages is a very nice touch. And all wrapped up in a pretty red bow. You are awesome. Thanks again. :)
Response: You're welcome! Have fun with it! Happy Summer!
AwtemNymf rated for Inspirational Woman Swap on Jun 19, 2009
Comment: *squeals* I love my fabric penny pocket! The SS fabby is darling! Thank you for the goodies- so thoughtful and generous. I SO love this! Wish I could give you more than 1 heart because it came from your heart!! Thank you Thank you Thank You!!!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm tickled that you loved it! Enjoy!
Honeybono rated for BottleCaps for Breast Cancer! on Jun 11, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra bottlecap and goodies ! This was a great swap - please let me know when you will be hosting another one!!
Response: Thank you for being in this swap! You're so thoughtful! I'm so glad you liked your package...Bless you!
Krazyquilts rated for Fairy Notecards, Part 2 on May 28, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the delightful swap package! In addition to loving all the pretty cards and adorable extras (especially the "Gossip" tissues! Squeal!), I also loved the presentation - all wrapped up in ribbons and sheer fabric, etc. Thank you sooooooo much! You really made me smile!
Response: You're so very welcome. I am really glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the great rating, too.
Invisible rated for GGGW Favorite Colors on May 21, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything. :o) You know...I've never seen a pink sharpie before...it's the only thing I'm going to write with from now on. LOL
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked everything! I love those Sharpies too, and yippee they are special breast cancer awareness ones! Thanks for the heart.
katerbear44 rated for GGGW~Whimsey Jar Scavenger Hunt on May 10, 2009
Comment: thank you so much for the cool jar!! I loved everything! it was very nice to receive! thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! Have fun with it!
ChuckInNY rated for GGGW Scavenger Hunt on Apr 15, 2009
Comment: I so totally love everything!!!! The egg is incredible ... the beads are beautiful .... GF galore!!!! Yeah!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Eat some treats for me!!!! Thank you for the heart :)
nolagirl rated for Glittery Bottlecap Magnets on Apr 13, 2009
Comment: Everything was just amazing! Thank you.
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked it. It was fun making those. Thanks for the heart!
ellie1200 rated for Countdown to Easter Swap!! on Mar 22, 2009
Comment: Oooh!!! You deserve a heart before I even open any eggs! Did you crosstitch/embroider the bag yourself? It's lovely! The rabbit has already been claimed by my daughter, and I think I will indeed try crocheting her a dress with some yarn that I've been wanting to use for myself (not something I often do). Thank you for all the goodies, and especially for the obvious care you put into the package!!
Response: You're welcome, Ellie, I hope you enjoy everything inside your eggs! Happy Easter! Thanks for the heart.
Lisapotterylady rated for Variety of 50 ATC blanks on Mar 12, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the great cards and extra goodies. I do like them. I love beach glass! It is cold here, we had snow AGAIN this week! This winter the weather has been crazy, we usually don't get so much snow in this area.
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you liked the glass and other items. Thanks for the heart!
nolagirl rated for Glittery Profile Surprise on Mar 5, 2009
Comment: I **love** all of my glittery surprises! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the super rating. Swap on!
Comment: Very nicely made. I loved it. Also thanks for the pattern.
Response: You're so welcome. Thanks for the great rating. I have enjoyed looking at your flickr photos-beautiful work!
AuntB rated for Knitting Pattern Stash Swap on Feb 24, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for nice package.I also subscribe to the creative kintting but would you believe I do not have any from 2005. Nice ribbon and the cute little yarn circles on the envelope, did you make them? again thanks
Response: Glad you received and liked! I just did not have the heart to tear apart that book. No, I did not make the cirlces, but I am sure you could easily re-create them!...good idea! Happy Knitting! Thanks for the heart!
ac rated for Handmade Penpal Swap on Feb 23, 2009
Comment: I got your wondeful card! <3<3 I ll give you a heart as soon as I can, cause I liked this sooo much.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the card and goodies. Nice chatting with you! Thank you for the kind words and rating!
Comment: That was so much fun going through all those envies! I am going to have to make a cup of tea & sort through it all again! -Thank U -KM
Response: You're welcome! So glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for the heart!
cherryred rated for Newbie pick three swap on Feb 14, 2009
Comment: a lovely pack thank you!
Response: Your welcome! Have a great time swapping. Thanks for the heart!
creationsbysamantha rated for Newbie pick three swap on Feb 13, 2009
Comment: Thanks a bunch! Cute cards and I love the postcards! Thanks for the little bag of buttons an post its and shoe paper! The little memory book is a great idea isn't it! You are a Michael's fan arent you? :-) My package was rubber banded(opened) One of the cards had a black smudge on it, did you have some sort of ink in the package? Anyway, I still love everything thanks a bunch! I can't give star it wont let me I will try later! ;-)
Response: Hi Samantha, Thank you for the great rating. I am so bummed that the package got torn during delivery, but it sounds like you got all of it. I would love to do a one on one swap anytime, just let me know when. Happy Valentine's Day!
hanfmuk rated for Quick Notecard Swap on Feb 8, 2009
Comment: This was such a lovely parcel to open! Thank you so much for all the wonderful notecards and crafty bits, and for the letter too.
Response: You're so welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the great rating!

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Rie60 on Feb 8, 2010:

Got a Steampunk person today and it is so AWESOME!!- I would love to be able to make those! So cool- I will post when I know everyone has gotten their swap- Don't want to ruin anyones surprise- thanks so much!

jfreeman on Dec 15, 2009:

Tracey - I just wanted to let you know that I sent you a package full of "Pink" items for your Breast Cancer Goodie Bags. Let me know when you have received it. Enjoy! Jan Freeman

jfreeman on Jul 13, 2009:

Tracey - I am so glad you enjoyed the Bottle Caps and the Bracelet. I hope your event goes well. I had fun making the Inspirational Bottle Caps for you. Jan Freeman (jfreeman) - golferinmn@comcast.net

ColorInFusion on Jun 3, 2009:

Thank you SO much for the wonderful package you sent me for the GGGW. I just adore everything and you wrapped the beads so beautifully that I almost don't want to open them LOL.


lvpoohbr2 on Jun 1, 2009:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I love the wta package you sent for the gggw group! It is wonderful. I loved everything in it. What a treat it was looking through it all! I've already used a few bits to finish up a skinny I was making. Thanks again!!

AngieTheArtist on May 9, 2009:

Oh my goodness!!! I know I am late but I had to tell you how delighted I was to receive the lovely pink wishlist package from GGGW group. I was so totally floored by the beautiful butterflies, especially. They are simply amazing. Yuou are so much appreciated.

Smudge on May 3, 2009:

Thank you very, very much for all of the pretty ribbons you sent me for the Charity knitting I am doing. It is very kind of you and much appreciated.

Also a big thank you for granting me wishes in the GGGW Group. The double sided tape is great and has come just in time as I recently finished the roll I had. The cupcake shaped Tic-Tac-Toe game is great! Now I just have to perfect my game in order to beat my husband as he usually wins at this game! Thank you again. :o)

MamaD on Apr 10, 2009:




marilavado on Mar 30, 2009:

Sending you lots of love and big hugs!

MamaD on Mar 26, 2009:


Tracey, You are so AWESOME! You are spoiling me!! Thank you so much for latest Postcard!!

Hugs Hugs, ~Dana~

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