Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2022 1:22 pm


Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: January 21, 2022
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Hello I'm Tracy!


I'm a 51 year old gal, currently living in the Houston area of Texas- I was married to my best friend for 24 yrs.

I'm a "mail enthusiast"! I volunteer by writing letters for a few organizations: Letters Against Depression , The Letter Project & Letters Against Isolation (www.lettersagainstisolation.com/) They are always looking for volunteers, if you like to write- sign up! Also, Letters Against Depression accepts Artist Trading Cards and Index Card Art- they affectionately refer to them as "hugs" (the enclosures) They add them to letters :)

Oh- I'm also an active member of: You've Got Mail.

Stick me in a room with art supplies and forget about me awhile LOL

I'm "mom" to a 5 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.

On 11/16/2021 my husband with stage IV colon cancer took a major turn for the worse: he can no longer communicate. He has not taken food in some time, cannot drink, is bedbound, in diapers, etc. I dropped all swaps that were not assigned, got my swaps out that were due, and am explaining any tags during this time. I am caring for him, alone, in my home (as per his wishes) with hospice to guide me in his care. PLEASE be patient with me- I truly am heartbroken and lost right now. Thank you.

My best friend/soulmate/husband sadly passed away on Nov. 21. 2021. I thank this amazing community for all of it's support ♥ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*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.

See "It Makes Me Smile" for ideas on what type I like :)



This list is provided to make things easier for you when you are my partner. "This is a "Things that Tracy likes" list:

Most importantly: 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! Any type, any denominations! Support the USPS!

*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 and/or die cuts

*Used postage stamps- off paper please.

*journals (blank or wrecked by you for me to use!)

*Any ATC supplies: sturdy (watercolor paper) backs, clear sleeves, 9 pocket page protectors, small images and embellishments

*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 PDT shipping labels.

*Blank or altered tags, library pockets & goodie bags


*Vintage Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day or Easter stuff (as well as reproductions)- any time of year!

*Postcards- unused

*Envelope seals, washi tape (not deco tape) or flat non-reward/children's 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

*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.

*Whole memo pads and cute sticky note pads, do not care for stray ones.

*Handmade paper or seed paper- hmmmm: basically ANY interesting papers you come by!

*Sample/trail size products

*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!



Please, No Thank you:

*I do not care for deco tape(the plastic looking tape), glitter or fabric tape

*Not really a fan of Friendship books, sheets, etc.

*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.

*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 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


I enjoy dabbling mainly in paper crafts and doing mixed media art and collage. My current endeavors include: mini zines, artist trading cards/coins, skinny cards, inchies/twinchies, art/junk/magpie journals, mail art envies, handmade postcards, HD/HP pieces, black out poetry, flip books and pocket letters.

It Makes Me Smile

Some of my favorite themes are: anything unusual/strange/odd, pugs, Little Red Riding Hood, Kewpie dolls, nursery rhymes, vintage children's illustrations Hansel & Gretel, whimsical , Kawaii, Japanese illustrations, mermaids, sea horses, roadside attractions, vintage holidays (especially Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day & Easter), woodland critters, mail/postal/letter, girly/sparkly/pink, handmade, & Scandinavian,


Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postage stamps.
Comment: Will write back soon. Thanks for sharing your life with me,
Comment: Thank you for doing a swap with me! The recipe for cabbage noodles looks great. The stamp is very neat. It’s so neat to take a peak at your week. Thank you for the valentine:)
lrm1980 rated for Handmade Postcard - Cat Theme on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the sweet kitty pc!
walla2kitty rated for Handmade Valentine’s on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the tea! I enjoyed learning about Magnolia - The quesadillas sound amazing at Mama Juanita’s! Thank you for sharing about your hometown.
Comment: So loved your hedgehog! All the little goodies you set me were spot on to my likes. Very much enjoyed reading your letter and reading your zine. Will have to swing through Magnolia my next trip through Houston!
Cindymt rated for E-mail: Currently I'm ... #1 - 2022 on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: I also saw The Shack in my humanities class my sophomore year of college! Thanks for your swap!
Comment: Oh I love this little hedgehog dude! Great job on him he's amazing! Many hearts to you! ♥️♥️♥️
Comment: It’s such a cute hedgehog sketch! Thanks for the stickers!
LindaW rated for Handmade Valentine’s on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute collage card and craft papers.
theshyone rated for Happy Mail 2.0 - Penpal on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Tracy, I got the cutest goodies and most precious penpal letter from you today ❤️ I have so enjoyed getting spoiled by your penpal letters, seeing as how you were assigned to me twice (on the same day). Guess that means I need to send you a doubly big penpal letter in return! Expect it soon :D
bauerdesigns rated for Stickerbomb TPC 2/6 on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Your stickerbomb card arrived today. LOVE the theme - I've got plenty of kitty stickers to add to it. I'll get it stickered up and ready for the next round! Happy snail mailing!! 💌📬
Comment: I love your town!! I want to come to visit!
Response: Thank you for rating!
Murras01 rated for WIYM PC New Year Wish on Jan 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great swap. The PC is beautiful, fun stamps & loved the note with phrases!! I'd never heard a few of those! 🙂 So sorry for your loss & I sincerely wish you all my best.
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for your kind words, the rating and the heart!
ace81620 rated for Zine- Round #3 Random Signs of Life on Jan 11, 2022
Comment: Loved reading your zine about Magnolia! Looks like a fun place :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Absolutely loved the zine! Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for a cozy swap! I enjoyed opening the gifts! The lotion smells great and I love the chocolate. I like word searches
Response: So happy that you like it, it was fun to put together for you! Thanks a bunch for the rating and heart ♥
Comment: Tracy, I just got your penpal letter and all the terrific goodies today! It totally made my day. While I have not gotten your other penpal swap yet, I am truly looking forward to it, especially after receiving this one. Although, poor you, getting assigned to me for 2 penpal letters, on the same day no less! But I really look forward to reading your other letter and you can expect an answering letter soon <3
Response: Oh LOL You got letter #2 before letter #1! haha. I didn't mind writing to you twice, one letter, I introduced myself, then the other talked about current events- not so bad at all! Thank you for the rating and heart ♥
ccmmsu rated for MMPC: 3 Layer ATC - January on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: Hi Tracy! Thank you so much for your adorable ATC and for the extra note paper and Valentine stickers. :)
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and heart!

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heliogal on Jan 20, 2022:

Tracy, I just got your Valentine's postcard RAK with all the vintage postage. I really love the quote and everything you did!! Thank you so much for being such an awesome person creating a wonderful world!

Stepht on Jan 20, 2022:

Tracy thank you so much for the birthday card, stickers and stationery!!! I LOVE that snail stationery, so cute!!! (CPG wishlist). I appreciate it!!!

loveretro on Jan 20, 2022:


Thank you so much , Tracy, for the birthday card, the teas, the ATC and the mail themed stickers .(CPG January wishes) . you made this day special ! Big hugs from Belgium . Monique x

Highlander18 on Jan 20, 2022:

Thank you for the oh-so-cute Valentine RAK pc. I didn't see where to respond on the RAK group.

Highlander18 on Jan 20, 2022:

Thank you also for WW for PDT labels - love them!

Highlander18 on Jan 20, 2022:

Thank you very much for WW of the seeds lavender and basil - will start some in my aero garden!!

Fairydollmilk on Jan 19, 2022:

Thanks for the adorable tiger labels for my Jan wish!!

Fairydollmilk on Jan 19, 2022:

Thanks for the adorable tiger labels for my Jan wish!!

ChrisAnne on Jan 19, 2022:

THANK YOU for the Wonderful Wishes for January! Your kindness and friendship is such a blessing to me is so many ways. Please know I continue to pray for you regularly.

Zefaniya on Jan 19, 2022:

I love these Cardinal PDT labels so so much friend! (Cpg January wish)

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