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Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: January 23, 2021
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Hello I'm Tracy!


I'm a 50 year old gal, living in the Houston area of Texas- I've been married to my best friend for the last 23 yrs.

I'm a "mail enthusiast"! I'm also an active member of: You've Got Mail, and SendSomething

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

I'm "mom" to a 4 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.


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. 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. mermaids, sea horses, roadside attractions, vintage holidays (including reproductions), fairy tales (especially Little Red Riding Hood), Kawaii, Jetoy Cats, woodland animals (especially bunnies & deer), mail/postal/letter themed, cards with a foreign language on the front (not English), & animals in costume. I really love handmade (collage or painted/drawn) 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 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!

*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 or die cuts

*Used postage stamps- off paper.

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

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

*Individual quotes: 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)

*Flow! magazines or even pages from them

*"My name is_________" labels or other decorative 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 (see "likes" list above)

*Envelope seals, washi tape (not deco tape) or 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

*Fairy tales (especially Little Red Riding Hood), anything with bunnies, Kewpie dolls, animals in costume/ people's clothing, nursery rhymes, flowers, birds and butterflies, woodland critters, mail/postal theme, mermaids, sea horses and 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) and handmade letter sets.

*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!

*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 (the plastic looking tape), glitter or fabric tape

*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 TX 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 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. My current endeavors include: handmade postcards, HD/HP pieces, ATCs/coins, mail art envelopes, black out poetry, mini zines and playing in art/junk journals.


Comment: Love it thank you!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
watercolorgirl rated for Paper Christmas Ornament Swap on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Excellent job on the origami ornaments. Happy New Year.
Response: Thanks! Thank you for the 5 and heart too!
derakisu rated for CPG Nov'20 HandDrawn ATC - Global on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Santa ATC and the coaster ! ^_^
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
Comment: thanks for the cute Hello Kitty :) I hope you receive mine soon too! Happy Holidays
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
CatAroo rated for WIYM: Pastel Christmas ATC- USA on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the adorable pink Santa... I love him! 💖
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
MamaD rated for Journal Circles - DAJ page - #1 on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful page and package! I love it!!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
debbiespoms rated for Pumpkin recipe on a postcard on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Hi Tracy! Thank you very for your resend of the Pumpkin recipe. I have actually tried Pumpkin fluff & love it !
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
Comment: As always, I love your work! Thank you for a great skinny and I hope you have a warm, safe and delicious Thanksgiving!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thanks for the bags! I've got them all ready to go for the next round!!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
PegOGood rated for SUSA - White Christmas Tree ATC on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: I am really enjoying ACT swaps and seeing the twist different people put on the Instructions. Thank you for sharing your art work with me I am glad to have it in my collection.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much! Love the witches and extras 😘
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!!! Glad you got it!
Autist rated for JAMS - Trick or Treat Starters on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: GOT ‘EM!! These are adorable! I can’t wait to get started! Cheers
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!!! Glad they made it!
Comment: Love the colors of this card, very nice! Thank you and best wishes!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!!!
Comment: tso fun opening
Response: thanks for the rating and heart!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Snowman Skinny - Global on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: I love my snowman skinny!! Thank you so much!! It's probably the only snowman I'll see this year, lol - not alot of snow in AR and I'm fine with that!!!
Response: haha, not in the Houston area either.... Thanks a bunch for the 5 and heart!
Allegrae rated for Art Collab #73 add postage on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pretty starter! I look forward to adding to it.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!!!
Comment: Thank you so much, I look forward to opening at Christmas time :-)
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the festive envelope, I look forward to opening it in December!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!!!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!!!
Comment: I got the postcard! This bird has sooo many tiny feathers! Thank you for the Halloween postcard!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!!!

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kiddomerriweather on Jan 22, 2021:

Thank you for the cute quarantine Valentines! I love them!

phillaine on Jan 21, 2021:

Thank you for the delightful surprise gift! I've been admiring these pretty little things for a while, they're absolutely adorable in person, and I can't wait to use them! ♥ As always, I appreciate you and your kindness. Take care and stay safe!

BusyB on Jan 21, 2021:

Thank you so much for the pink n red happy mail envie for my WW Jan wishlist! You always send the best envies! I'm keeping the Hello Kitty Valentine! Lol. Can't wait to use some on happy mail! 💞

LahDeeDah on Jan 19, 2021:

I just opened the FUN envie you sent for my January wish. What a perfect way to wrap up my birthday! I love the idea of a birthday zine! This is so great! AND you made an ATC?!? I may steal this saying as my motto for the year! The birthday card is adorable. THIS is how you do happy mail! Thank you very, very much!

Wonderful Wishes Group

ShyAnn64 on Jan 16, 2021:

Thinking of you... I’m trying to participate, once again, to my favorite hobby! Pen-Pals, Tea Swaps, RAK’S of Kindness, etc... it has been 2 1/2 years since I joined or hosted a swap 🥺... 2021 is ‘the’ year that I begin joining swaps that I have been missing... Very much needed now... I have missed you, Carol Ann

ChrisAnne on Jan 15, 2021:

Thank you for finishing off my colab coloring pc. I love how the card came together! I truly appreciate you jumping in to help!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 13, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome goodies you sent for my January WW! I love the bunny and blackout poetry ATC's, touristy PC's, and VDay tuck-ins. You really spoiled me. =D

2Hearts on Jan 12, 2021:

I received the V-Day return addy labels! Thank you so much!

user6937 on Jan 11, 2021:

Hi, Tracy! The Pick Two tag has arrived - thank you for the Xmas die-cuts and the non-touristy pc's (my fave is the Animal Box one - cat's eyes). Happy New Year!

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas! ♥

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