Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 12:47 pm


Date Joined: October 11, 2013
Last Online: March 21, 2023
Birthday: March 4
Country: Canada

about me

Hi Everyone,

My name is Tracey, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and currently living in Toronto. I live in the west end of the city with my hubby, four daughters, my dog Loopy & three cats, Cynthia, Meadow & Dusty.

I love sending & receiving "snail mail". I LOVE MAIL ART! I have a great appreciation for cute, uniquely designed, pretty, colourful envelopes, letters & parcels. If you’re able to put more than one stamp on your envelope, that’s super awesome and will make my day :-) I love all kinds of stamps, they make me happy 😆

I enjoy and appreciate all types of creative art. Some of my favourite ways to express myself are through:

  • surrealist / mixed media collage
  • zines
  • handmade postcards
  • watercolour
  • flipbooks
  • art journals & glue books
  • acrylics

things I enjoy…

Not a list of demands, just some of my favourites - & surprises are great :-)

  • mail art - please show me your talents!

  • handmade postcards what a treat to receive a lovely creation made by you 🤗

  • handwritten letters & postcards tell me a little about yourself, your interests, your life, your thoughts, something we have in common

  • decorated envelopes with lots of stamps My favourite :-)

  • zines I’m just starting to get into them and would love to receive some to build up my collection :-) any zine is welcome - either one created by you or a random zine made by someone else (as an extra)

  • flipbooks with lots of pockets

  • small items such as paper goods/ stickers / sticker flakes in glassine envies & tiny paper bags

  • vintage / retro card’s & paper goods (any kind)

  • vintage fabrics embroidery, needlepoint, small squares of patterned fabrics (especially small flowers), pretty handkerchiefs, embroidered patterned ribbon, interesting lace (I’m happy with even small pieces (2”x2”) of any of the above mentioned) current fabric pieces are also awesome:-)

  • interesting buttons, beads & baubles

  • wax seals

  • magazine cutouts interesting images that i can use for my collage projects

  • ephemera whimsy woodland, cottagecore, “vintage”, retro images of children’s book illustrations, forest animals, toadstools & mushrooms, acorns, pine cones, flora & fauna, botanical, birds, forest trees, mythical creatures & faerie lore, celestial theme, space & galaxy, Matryoshka dolls

  • stamps I’m crazy for stamps - I collect them and use them in my creations. New stamps and/or used stamps on or off paper / cancelled is great.Stamps from your country 1950's - 1980's stamps - AMAZING! (even damaged stamps are great, as I use them in my art)

  • handmade crocheted, cross-stiched, felted, painted, silkscreened, letter-pressed, collaged, or sewed tiny woodland animal friends & toadstools🍄

  • matchbox crafts

  • stickers retro inspired woodland forest animals, (especially deer, fawns, foxes, squirrels, hedgehogs, rabbits) toadstools & mushrooms, acorns & pinecones, ravens, vintage fairytales (especially Little Red Riding Hood & Alice in Wonderland, Hansel & Gretel)

  • washi tape woodland forest animals, toadstools, botanical, sprinkles, confetti, tiny polka dots, neons & bright patterns, geometric shapes & patterns, grid, snail mail, moomin, kawaii

  • rubber stamps anything related to snail mail letterpost, "please deliver to", "handle with care", "happy mail", "snail mail", "airmail" or faux postmark stamps. Woodland forest animals (fox, deer, hedgehog, owl, raccoon, squirrel), toadstools, mushrooms, acorns, leaves, trees

  • polaroid pictures from the 1970’s /1980’s

  • vintage /retro children's book illustrations I love them all, but especially in colour from the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s. I like to incorporate them into my art creations. I know they’re difficult to part with, quality copies are great too 🙌🏼

  • any illustration / image of Little Red Riding Hood. I collect them :-)

  • authentic vintage/retro wrapping paper 1950’s - 1990’s - any size

  • vintage black & white photo / postcard old creepy photos of people / pets are my favourites)

  • vintage postcards that have been written on (pre 2000)

  • kawaii sticker flakes, complete letter sets (envelope + two letter sheets), memo sheets. Some of my favourites are Deery Lou, Hummingmint, Homekoro, Nyokki & Penne, Pandapple, Sweet Coron, Abauchuu, Puchi Puchi Milky & Tenorikuma. I love images such as rainbows, clouds, cuteness, candies, sweet treats, ice creams, popsicles :-) (please save Hello Kitty for someone else, I have enough 🥴)

  • candy I love candy 🍭 especially candy unavailable in Canada. Hard candies, soft candies, chewy & fruity, gooey & sweet & gummies of all kinds. Cotton candy, toffee, caramel, jelly beans, bubble gum, mentos, chiclets, licorice & lollipops.

  • favourite flavours blueberry 🫐 cherry 🍒 cotton candy 🍭 watermelon 🍉 bubble gum 🍬grape 🍇 raspberry, lime, tangerine 🍊 mango 🥭


  • handmade with effort put into them (and the swap allows)
  • retro children’s book illustrations
  • all vintage
  • postcards from the 1970's / 1980’s
  • toadstools & mushrooms
  • motels
  • cemeteries & graveyards
  • abandoned places (psyche hospitals, amusement parks, ferris wheels, & towns)
  • vintage woodland themes & animals
  • fawns
  • vintage fairytales
  • botanical
  • flora & fauna
  • snails
  • crows
  • mythical creatures
  • victorian gothic
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Wes Anderson
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Bauhaus
  • cityscapes & street shots

If I’m lucky enough to receive an awesome handmade postcard from you, please feel free to send it in a clear protective sleeve so it doesn’t get damaged while travelling 💌

no thank you…

  • anything religious
  • candles/incense
  • colouring pages
  • Disney/child
  • teacher reward stickers/stickers with flags of different countries
  • free/ad postcards
  • foam cutout things
  • napkins
  • makeup
  • earings
  • anything you wouldn’t want to receive yourself +old dirty items, wrinkled/folded/old random papers, swaps that smell like cigarettes/sloppy thrown together swaps +swaps with no thought put into them (sigh)

just an FYI...

I truly enjoy the art of swapping. I always take the time to read my partners profile and see what I can create for them & what kind of goodies they like. Even when it’s “sender’s choice “. I always try to tailor my swaps to my partner as best I can. I want my them to be really happy when they open my mail 🙌🏼🥳 I put a lot of time and effort into my swaps. I prefer quality & thoughtfulness over quantity 🙌🏼 thanks in advance :-)

This swapper is "flake-free" - I always send my swaps out before the due date has passed and always make a trip to the post office to make sure that the correct postage is being applied to the envelope/ parcel. That being said, if you haven't received my swap way past the date, something has gone wrong in the post. Please contact me personally and let me know before leaving a poor rating


I always try and rate as soon as I receive your mail :-)

I give a heart if I think my partner has put time and effort into the swap - if they've thought about what they're sending, read my profile, chose items they know I would enjoy etc...



Comment: Thanks for the Canada map card, you can never have too many stickers according to Olivia, my daughter. Best regards, Rich
Response: And Olivia is absolutely correct…🤣 thanks for the heart Rich!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute postcard! I LOVE how you decorated, it made me so happy. I grew up right next to Montréal and just recently moved to Québec City. I'm happy that you still get to visit! Montréal is a beautiful city ♥
nadithings rated for CPG Multi Stamp Envie #6 - Global on Mar 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Sorry late rating! Got them last week but only get to open today! I love your letter! Love the Canada haunted ones! My favourite character is kramer! Love the extra tib bits too! Take care! Xo nadi
Comment: Thank you Tracey. So thoughtful. Next time I am in Toronto I will definitely check this out. And that exhibit sounds bomb. Photos of animals. Yes!!!
bvdev234 rated for Tourist postcard swap Feb 2023 on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks much for the lovely Niagra Falls card 💞 Biju
Fabriqueen rated for Quick Tourist Postcard #1 on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Dominican PC! I'm happy you and your family enjoyed Mexico but be careful when going down there these days.
KrystalCook84 rated for Quick Tourist Postcard #1 on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the card!!! Ancaster is nice. I live closer to Stoney Creek :)
TexyDeb rated for Three Truths and a Lie #7 on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: Everything is fantastic thank you. I think #1 is the lie.
Response: Ha! You’re right! See you in the next one 🤗
Comment: HA! Loved your list! I, too, chew hard candy. I don't have time to wait! :D
wolfeagle rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - February on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much. OhmyGosh...over 80! That's amazing.
spacefoxsupreme rated for Memory Triggers #9 on Mar 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the zine! I love the style. Even though it's copied, it still looks very 3D. The alien at the end made me smile!
soyprincesa2 rated for Memory Triggers #9 on Mar 8, 2023
Comment: I love your zine so much!!! It is like a little piece of art. I could relate so well to the Valentine story. One of the few memories I have from elementary school is the day we passed out Valentines. Thanks for reminding me. :) I was also super impressed by your beautiful envelope. So cool! I appreciate you joining our swap.
Comment: Oh my, thanks so much for an absolutely phenomenal swap!! The decorated envie was beautifully made, with the painted colors, rubber stamping, glitter, and even the way you attached my address! I loved the chatty note on the cute notecard, and the actual bird clusters were adorable and so special with the added sewing elements! Love it all!!
alihagerart rated for Memory Triggers #9 on Mar 7, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap!! My daughter remembered that you sent her stickers last time too :) she said thank you and you're so kind.
Fabriqueen rated for Ugly PC Swap #67 on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this "ugly" PC! LOL! I have been having some neck problems lately and my chiropractor has been working miracles. Maybe these ladies need an appointment with him. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Lolle rated for Valentine postcard Int on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Kia Ora Tracey! Super cute pc ❤️ Love that you follow your friends 'wedding journey' in NZ. My sister-in-law (from the US) got married last Aug and will have her wedding ceremony/ celebration here in NZ next year, with some close friends at a place is called The Mudcastle.
kydestar rated for Tourist postcard swap Feb 2023 on Mar 4, 2023
Comment: Hi Tracey, Thank You for the brilliant postcard!
KatKit rated for Tourist postcard swap Feb 2023 on Mar 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great card and the message. I like postcards where every bit of space is used. Yes lots of snow thats still here and more to come. I have been to the Falls many times. I grew up in Oshawa. I still get back to visit family.
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your zines with me - they are both gorgeous and definitely made me smile/giggle at multiple points! Hope we get to swap with each other again soon. <3
anicka22 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #35 on Feb 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you. Love the pretty stamps ad the amazing envie

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simcoe54 on Mar 4, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

mymerakidesk on Nov 28, 2022:

Welcome to Wax Seals & Dried Flowers Enthusiasts group! 🎊

yvonne401 on Nov 24, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



Rainydancer on Nov 2, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

devilspigeonhole on Dec 11, 2014:

Conniegirl on Dec 17, 2013:

Hi Tracey, you know what else we have in common? My sister's name is Tracy too! :) And that horror movie thing..I think it happens once we become mothers. lol. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years.

ladydy5 on Dec 12, 2013:

What a great profile. Welcome to Thriftstore Find group. Enjoy receiving and sending!

cutesygirlynai on Dec 8, 2013:

hey girl! you're featured in the first SWL member focused swap, it's a postcard one. go and check it out :) http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/164574 thanks for joining xxxxx

Bee1981 on Nov 29, 2013:

Heyho :-) A letter will be on the way to you on Monday :-) Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Bee1981 on Nov 8, 2013:

My letter is on the way to you, so watch your mailbox :-) Have a lovely weekend!

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