Swap-bot Time: May 11, 2021 3:04 pm


Date Joined: May 11, 2017
Last Online: April 26, 2021
Birthday: November 27
Country: United States
Etsy Favorites
My Amazon Wishlist

About Me

Hello! I'm Tracie from South Bend, Indiana. Still working from home, social distancing and wearing a mask when I go out.

During the pandemic I've enjoyed YouTube art tutorials, junk journaling, reading challenges and sewing masks.

I take swap details and deadlines very seriously and I will NEVER flake on a swap. If you don't receive a swap from me, let me know and a replacement will be in the next day's mail.

I'm very careful about the swaps I join and I work hard at customizing what I send to my partner. I realize not everyone does that and that just doesn't make sense to me.

One of my pet peeves is when I receive a message from a swap partner who is going to send late "due to life" and then I see that she is, literally, in dozens of swaps. Please don't let a compulsion to keep your mailbox packed negatively affect what and when you're sending out. We're all here to have fun and nothing brightens a cruddy day like a thoughtfully put together swap in the mailbox.

I'm a small business advisor by day and I have a freelance copywriting side hustle . I also resell on Poshmark, Etsy, Ebay and at an antiques mall. Mom to Mixi the cat and Pip the dog.

Favorite Music and Books

  • Recent adventure (and last adventure since COVID) - Bob Dylan for my 9th time
  • The Beatles
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Michael Franti
  • Rockabilly
  • Howlin' Wolf
  • Chuck Berry
  • Patti Smith
  • The Clash
  • Blues
  • Old school punk
  • Old school hip hop
  • Most recent read: I'm currently reading The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris. Recently finished If It Bleeds by Stephen King (liked), The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman (liked) and The Invited by Jennifer McMahon (hated)
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake trilogy
  • John Irving novels
  • 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Favorite Movies and TV

  • Recent views: Fortitude (Amazon Prime) and The Sinner (Netflix)
  • A League of Their Own
  • Romy and Michelle's Class Reunion
  • Wes Anderson films
  • What About Bob?
  • Groundhog Day
  • Schitt's Creek
  • Blues Brothers
  • X Files
  • British crime dramas
  • Chicago Cubs baseball
  • NBA and college basketball

Health and Beauty Swaps

  • The Body Shop strawberry, olive or mango shower gels and/or lotions
  • Organic, cruelty-free shower gels and lotions
  • Small business brands
  • Aveda, Alba, Mario Badescu, Pacifica, Dr. Bronner's, The Honest Company
  • Lush soaps, including/especially the small bars
  • No lip balms, please. I have enough to last a lifetime (no kidding!).
  • Fruit and flower scents are my favorite. I seem to be sensitive to lemon scent (even though I love it) - it aggravates my asthma
  • Handmade, aromatic soaps
  • I don't have a bathtub so as cool as bath bombs are, I just use them to make my drawers smell good ;-)

Etsy Favorites/Amazon Wishlist

If you're in an Etsy Favorites or Amazon Wishlist swap with me and you can find one of my items from those lists for less money (Tim Holtz items, for example), go for it! Please make sure it's an exact match, though. Thanks!

Favorite Crafts

  • Quilting
  • Art journals, junk journals
  • Brush pens
  • Die cuts, Cricut, paper crafts
  • ATCs
  • Handmade envelopes
  • Altered postcards
  • Anything with sparkles

I Like

  • My favorite color is blue, particularly aquamarine (blue leaning just a tiny bit toward green).
  • Blank notecards w/envelopes
  • Retro design, especially 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s
  • Letter sets, notecards, vintage stationery - I've been lucky to come across so much lovely vintage stationery lately
  • Sparkles, glitter
  • Celestial themed paper items
  • Your artwork in the themes of bees, celestial, mail, pixies, 1980s
  • Fabric scraps or squares - 1", 2", 3"... up to 6"
  • Animals, especially dogs, squirrels, sea turtles, racoons, bees (anything with these themes)
  • Die cuts in any of my favorite themes
  • ATCs
  • Paper ephemera of almost any kind for junk journals (however, I don't create journals from junk, even though that's how junk journals started; no trash, please)
  • Sunflowers, peonies, lilies of the valley
  • Whimsy (nothing made for children, please)
  • Milk chocolate - on its own, with nuts, with crispies, with creamy centers (Cadbury Eggs!), Reese's peanut butter cups - especially the minis!
  • Gummies - bears, worms, mini bears, peach slices. But not gummy sours.
  • Black tea (including flavored black teas) - store brand black teas are usually very good.
  • A quirky sense of humor
  • Pixies (with the little hat, no wings, a little mischievous)
  • Stickers (not reward, kids, alphabet or free, please), I recently discovered AliExpress - how did I survive without that website?
  • Quilts
  • Swatch watches (really anything 1980s-themed)
  • Fabric - bright patterns, Laurel Birch, Kaffe Fassett, florals, dog- or cat-themed, Christmas-themed, lime green, turquoise, mustard
  • Vintage Barbie
  • Mid-century modern
  • The 1980s were my decade - big hair, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, neon colors, mini skirts, spike heels (reason for my 2012 foot surgery), rockabilly, new wave, thinking I could have that much fun forever
  • Art glass, glass art, stained glass
  • Thrift shops (I'm gaga over thrift shops!)
  • Michigan, my Michigan (anything Michigan themed, Kalamazoo-themed, Lake Michigan-themed)
  • Paris/France/French
  • Ireland/Irish
  • Belgium
  • Marvel super heroes
  • Vintage notecards and lettersets
  • Kindness
  • Pens and pencils (Nothing too nice, I work with clients and my writing utensils disappear fast)
  • Essential oils (but please don't solicit me if you sell them)
  • Michael's, Hobby Lobby or Joann gift cards (for swaps with a specific $ amount - like stocking stuffer, holiday gift swaps, etc.)

I Don't Like

Please don't send me: * Anything that would make a young child or tween happy. I like cute things, but nothing that's specifically for kids * Items you've received and don't want unless it's a match for something listed in my "I Like" section or matches the swap I joined * Items that should be thrown away because they're dirty, damaged or actual trash * Alphabet stickers, phrase stickers

I also don't want anything to do with * Politics * Racism * Religious messages * Animal cruelty (even jokes about) * Crude humor * Gratuitous nudity * Sales pitches * Dark chocolate * Green tea, herbal tea, rooibos tea * Gum of any kind (I have a lot of fillings and crowns) * Stickers that are meant for children - very basic design, limited intricacy, cartoonish characterization, are obviously for children
* Gingham fabric (checks)


  • I love used, in good condition items IF (and only if) they are among the things I've listed as liking or loving.
  • Mini journals, handmade 'zines, ephemera for collaging
  • Vintage or themed measuring tapes (I can never find one when I need one)
  • Handmade envelopes - some of you are so talented!
  • Any flat item in the following themes: Bees, sea turtles, Paris, squirrels, raccoons


debbiespoms rated for $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #6 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Hi Tracie ! Received the Etsy order today and thank you ever ever so much for the beautiful stitch markers from my Favorite list. I just love these so much! Thank you again!
Response: You're welcome! I love shopping someone's Etsy list :-)
Comment: Thanks Tracie for all the wonderful ephemera, much fun to be had in my craft room. Enjoy your weekend & CRAFT ON! AnnaL.
Sagebrushs rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything.
marclively rated for Happy Mail - US #5 on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks, Marc
momto8cats rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: I love the cool purple notecard & post cards! I work at home, too, and love it. Thank you for all you sent.
nhodaie rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: i LOVED what you sent! I also miss going thrifting and finding vintage stationary :( I love the cat btw!
Response: You're welcome and better thrifting days are coming!
gothic87 rated for Stickers, Stickers, Stickers! on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you I loved all the stickers!!!! ❤❤❤
AcinomYtrom815 rated for Happy Mail - US #5 on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully decorated envelope and all the goodies!
jclark1221 rated for Happy Mail - US #4 on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun stickers!
LeaTheShark rated for Happy Mail - US #4 on Aug 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much - everything was great! I hadn’t received that card before, it’s super cute! 🐈 I haven’t read Alias Grace yet, but I’m adding it to the list!
Response: Glad I managed to add variety to the cards I've sent your way :-)
KyraSmith rated for Happy Mail - US #2 on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the happy mail. I love the postcards of the mountains. I’m sure your dogs would definitely want a hybrid schedule where you can work from home as much as possible. My dog loves that I’ve been home since March. We definitely spend a lot of time together now and I am truly enjoying it. Best wishes
Response: It will be a sad day in the lives of many pets when we all go back to our places of employment ;-)
CrochetJodie rated for Happy Mail - US #2 on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: I loved everything-including your joke! Thank you!!
Response: Glad you liked it :-)
daydreamer47 rated for Washi Tape Samples Swap on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Oh my gosh, Tracie! Thank you so SO much for the washi and the gorgeous extras that you sent me. You're absolutely so kind.
Response: Whew! You're welcome and thanks for letting me know it made it - every time a swap is returned for postage due, an angel loses its wings (and I worry like crazy) ;-)
rubberduck rated for Weird Stuff Swap on May 21, 2020
Comment: thankyou for all the fun weird stuff love the postcards and all the misc items my daughter claimed several of the stickers
Response: Glad to make two generations happy!
Hyshu rated for I <3 Ephemera Swap on May 11, 2020
Comment: WoWZA!! you really sent some great items! Thank you so much for it all
CajunLady rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #9 on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
shellybuckmeier rated for Postcard of Lists #2 on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard and your list of five favorite things in nature!
Comment: Tracie, thank you for the beautiful iris notecard (one of my fave flowers) and the neat goodies inside ... as well as the letter with the helpful hint! Much appreciated! Michelle in NM
Response: Thank you for the heart xoxo
Kts6girl rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #12 USA on Feb 27, 2020
fighterangel rated for Friendly Notecard Swap #12 USA on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Hi Tracie! Thank you for the pretty card and for the incredibly sweet tuck-in, it made me smile. I love that you're asking about the origin of the cities - that's so cool! I'm gonna cheat and copy and paste what I found on Wiki lol. "The area was settled in 1829 when Concord Methodist Church was organized near present-day Old Stagecoach Road. It was granted a post office on April 5, 1847, named for a traveling professor, Levi Stockbridge, who passed through the area many times before the post office was built. He was said to be well known and respected in his namesake community. Others contend that the city was named after Thomas Stock, who was State Surveyor and president of the Georgia State Senate in the 1820s." Never even knew this! So interesting! We both learned something. :P I hope you have an awesome week!!!
Response: I hope it was the traveling professor that the city was named for. There's a whole movie in THAT story!

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knitterofhats on Jan 7, 2020:

Thanks for your list of 15 good things from 2019! So much good stuff for you. I do love the meditation stories on my meditation app. I user Insight Time. My sister has told me how much she loves the ones on Calm. Take care!

SharMarie513 on Dec 24, 2018:

Love the washi tape from Margo’s PB stocking stuffer, thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

bluesky on Dec 4, 2018:

Hi Tracie! Not sure if I unwrapped all of your gifts by now, but I love the fabric squares, homemade lipbalm (yay! :) the little doll in felted bed for my daughter! Thank you so much and happy holidays! :)

MiRdLHWY43 on Nov 30, 2018:

I accidentally fell upon your profile and thought it was cool and believe you're from SB also? That's what the etsy wishlist says anyway, lol. Don't mean to be a creeper just thought I'd say hi from the north side of SB!

Singske on Mar 29, 2018:

Hello, I've been going trouhg your profile and I was so suprised that you put Belgium in your likes... Well, I'm from Belgium!!! I hope to meat you in the Paris themed ATC and mail art swap. ;-) Greatings from Belgium Singske

starhiker on Nov 30, 2017:

Pt 1 of the swap arrived it's a wonderful old postcard I love it thanks! ♥♥♥

ladydy5 on Oct 30, 2017:

Thriftstore Find welcomes you!

hamolla22 on Sep 5, 2017:

You re an amazing person! Just read your profile because I received mail from you today for the Wishlist Swap and I got crazy over it!! Lol, in the good sense, it made me sooo happy, you can t imagine... I really really needed an ink pad and I am so excited to try the watercolor pencils, first ones ever! Thank you so so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

knitterofhats on Aug 22, 2017:

Thanks for joining my St. Nicholas' Day Swap!

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