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Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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I'm a 47 year old living in SW Florida- who is married to my best friend for the last 20 yrs.

I'm a shopper and a hoarder (well, maybe not "hoarder", as I like to share!) of art supplies and crafty components.

I'm "mom" to a fawn pug puppy 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.

So much loss, in so little time- I have lost practically my entire family in the space of less than 3 months 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. Rumcent makes some postcards that I am in love with that are sold on Amazon & VERY inexpensive), mermaids, roadside attractions, vintage holidays (including reproductions), gnomes, fairy tales (especially Little Red Riding Hood), Kawaii, Alice in Wonderland, Jetoy Cats, animals (especially bunnies & deer), mail/postal/letter themed, maps of foreign countries, & animals in costume. I really love handmade (collage or painted/drawn- not just printed off a computer) 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 dotee doll, thank you to Charlotte @judgedbyabookscover . It's Little Red Riding Hood and it's 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, flip books, pocket letters, ATC's/APCs, & ANY other original artwork. I really am loving the Teesha Moore inspired art!

*I adore mail art!

*Any German Scrap (also known as Dresden Scrap or Dresden Paper Charms).

*Your GENTLY used mounted rubber or clear/cling stamps!

*Unused Postage stamps, especially the lick and stick kind!

*Unused ink pads any color

*Wrapped surprises

*Scrap reliefs (like these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/400755503/butterflies-scrap-reliefs-1-sheet-7426)

*Watercolor paper

*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)

*Gelly Roll pens, Copic markers, Tim Holtz anything

*Love all stationery products: letter sets, notecards, postalettes etc.

*Paper punches or die cuts (any)

*Used postage stamps- off paper.

*Stamped images on cardstock or book pages

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

*stencils that you no longer use/want

*Drawer sachets

*ATC supplies: sturdy backs, sleeves, 9 pocket page protectors, backgrounds,

*Snail Mail Flip Books, pocket letters (or mini ones) and goodies to use to make or stuff them :)

*Individual quotes: either written nicely on small pieces of decorative paper or decorated by you, 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)

*I enjoy used copies of your magazines (any).. Especially Flow!

*"My name is_________" labels or other decorative shipping labels.

*Blank or altered tags, library pockets & goodie bags

*FLAT back cabochons, charms

*Ephemera: playing cards with interesting backs, old or foreign text book pages or magazine clippings, tickets, fortune cards, milk caps, scratched off lottery tickets, maps, printed napkins/tissue papers, pharmacy/apothecary labels, receipts, old tallys (bridge cards), Victorian calling cards, flash cards, bingo cards, dairy tags, Dennison labels, cigar labels, beer or wine labels, used postage stamps, price tags, cash envelopes, wallpaper samples (would really love a book of these!), wrapping paper pieces at least ATC sized, bus/train tickets, sewing patterns, general store invoices, inventory tags and more.

*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 (especially love John Grossman stickers: Violette or Gifted Line)

*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

*Fairy tales (especially Little Red Riding Hood), anything with BUNNIES, A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh (not Disney's), Kewpie dolls, gnomes, PUGS, animals in costume/ people's clothing, nursery rhymes, Victorian era, 1920's, flowers, birds and butterflies, Wizard of Oz, woodland critters, mail/postal theme, mermaids, and other 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)

•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!

*Anything that has pug dogs on it

*Make-up bags, draw string or pencil bags- especially handmade.

*I love animals, especially woodland critters and birds and butterflies.

*I would love to see some Red Rose Tea trading cards from Brooke Bond Co. (they look interesting)

*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

*I do not like pencils that you write with

*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 FL 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 most recent!

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.

Favorite Crafts


I enjoy dabbling mainly in paper crafts. My current endeavors include: snail mail flip books, handmade postcards, zentangles; HD/HP, mixed media or collage ATCs & APCs, and making wrecked/junk journals (though I am horrible at actually KEEPING a journal-doing useful writing these days LOL! I'd much rather alter the book!).


theinkqueen rated for Mermaid ATC (USA) on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Tracy, Thank you for creating an original work of art for me! The mermaid is beautiful and I love the background. Thanks for the cute notecards as well! Great swap! Sharon
Response: Thank you so much! Also, thanks for the rating and heart :)
luv2kraft rated for Fabulous Flamingo ATC on Aug 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the imaginative ATC.
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thanks, it's so pretty(*^_^*)
Response: Thanks for the rating, heart and compliment!
Comment: Beautiful envelope n contents. Thanks😃
Response: Thank you for the rating, heart and compliment!
Evelynswap rated for ~*~ Tea Cup ATC with a Bird ~*~ on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Hi there! Thank you so much for the lovely ATC I got today. I love your drawing, you can easily do it again :) Have a nice week too! I'm sorry that you had to stamp it twice :( And I love the pepermint tea mjammie
Response: Glad you got it and like it! Thank you for the rating and heart!
annielou rated for ATC 2017# 29: Ocean -USA- on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: I love this seahorse you drew for me! It's perfect! You did a great job and thank you for all the extras. You are a wonderful artist!! Keep it up!
Response: Awwww, thank you so much! I thank you also for the rating and heart :)
sweettems rated for Halloween ATCs in July! USA Only on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Tracy! I <3 Halloween.
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating and heart!
EvaIzzy rated for #DearSwap - June edition on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your letter and cute goodies
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Karmi53 rated for Owl ATC on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Hi thank you for a cute owl atc and for the extra too take care.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
katroselina rated for Letter Swap on Jul 1, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating
pkpeace rated for PVT: Backgrounds on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful backgrounds! I will definitely use these! xo
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart too!
Amycreates rated for PVT: Backgrounds on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Beautiful ATC cards and stickie notes. Thank you so much Tracy! Have a great day.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
Artfreak16 rated for ATC 2017 #24: Book Page -USA- on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC!!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and heart too!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the extra butterfly punches :)
Response: You're welcome, and thank you so much for the rating and heart!
Vickimac rated for WIYM: Another Magpie Journal on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: This journal is AMAZING!!!! I love how you made it profile based (I love all the halloween images, and the cool postcards!) You are very talented and I will treasure this gorgeous piece of art, and appreciate all the time you put into it for me. Thank you!
Response: Yay! so glad you liked it :)) Thank you so much for your kind words, the rating and heart!
shinyserra rated for Mommaa: ATC-Go Round Swap 2 of 3 on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: These have been so fun to work on! Great swap idea :)
Response: Thanks Elizabeth! Hugs!
shinyserra rated for Let's Get Sketching! #1 on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a great swap! I'm glad you drew Madison twice because it's fun to see the difference a minute and 15 minutes makes! I really like your face you drew as well. Thanks also for the extras. Pug memo sheets are too cute! I was hoping to make this a series to work on my drawing skills but it seems no one is interested right now. I may try round 2 another time. :)
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and heart Elizabeth! hugs!
ultrameganerd rated for WIYM - Penfriend Letter Swap on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Tracy !!! I really enjoy your letter, thank you very much, during this week I will prepare my answer. How well we have many things in common: D
Response: I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks for the rating and heart!
pkpeace rated for Masterboard for One on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a great masterboard! Hugs!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
shinyserra rated for Mommaa: Create a Kit Round 2 on Jun 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome vintage ATCs! It looks like you had a fun kit to work with. I am loving the gold on all of them!
Response: Thanks Elizabeth, yea it was a really great one! I appreciate the rating and heart too :)

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LMeowkin on Sep 19, 2017:

You're welcome! I remembered that you said you were going to have to start eating differently - thought the mag might give you some inspiration!

Not sure if it's because it's fall or what, but I'm suddenly looking at cooking magazines again! :)

bbsporty on Sep 19, 2017:

Thank you for all of the die cuts and punches you sent me from my AWG Sept wish list! I will be using some of the Christmas ones in a holiday zine!

Babsmomof5 on Sep 18, 2017:

Tracy, you have no idea how special you made me feel today. I received the lovely wish from AWG AND a beautiful note and PL cards. I'm adding these to my journal as the colors, patterns, and phrases just make me happy! And these little bunny stickers....ADORABLE! Thank you so much...I felt the hugs, my friend! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

ShyAnn64 on Sep 18, 2017:

Tracy! Thank you SO MUCH for the lovely Halloween FlipBook!!! 🎃 You are so creative! I love all of the Ravens (they are so 'me!') and of corse all of the goodies that you spoiled me with!🌼 I am relieved to know that you are okay after Irma, I was so worried about you... You're a very special friend to me! 💝

bluehairedmary on Sep 18, 2017:

Thanks for the Halloween card, postcards, and mini-zine for my September AWG Wishlist! Not making copies of your own zine...sounds like something I would do!

Margothecat on Sep 18, 2017:

Thank you So Much for the adorable doggie Christmas memo pad and the wonderful business cards! LOVE the bone shaped one! AWG September!

ginny19590 on Sep 14, 2017:

Thanks for the used postage stamps and vintage ephemera you sent I loved all of it.....=)

Margothecat on Sep 12, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday wishes! I had a lovely day!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 12, 2017:

Just checking in on you long time no talk I hope your well praying for you

pkpeace on Sep 9, 2017:


I have spoken with Tracy throughout today. They are "hunkered down" in their home and have not been ordered to evacuate. She, her husband and their beloved pup, Madison are as prepared as possible. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!

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