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tcornell

tcornell
Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Tracy

aboutMe

I'm a 49 year old gal, living in the Houston area of Texas- I've been married to my best friend for the last 21 yrs.

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

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

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.

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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...

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*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.

Postcards

postcards

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, sea horses, 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, cards with a foreign language on the front (not English), & animals in costume. I really love handmade (collage or painted/drawn- not just printed off a computer) also.

Likes

heart

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, & 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).

*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

*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: 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

*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) and washi 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

*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, 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!

*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 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!

Dislikes

no

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 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

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.

Rating

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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.

Favorite Crafts

crafts

I enjoy dabbling mainly in paper crafts. My current endeavors include: handmade postcards, HD/HP, mixed media or collage ATCs 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!).

Ratings

USTravelingGirl rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - N - US ONLY on Sep 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Great answers!! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating!
MBakker rated for Wednesday Addams ATC on Sep 19, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Wednesday atc. Love her!! Xx Monique
Response: So happy you liked her! I enjoyed making it :) Thanks for the rating and heart!
theoriginalbrooke rated for 7 day Journal Entry on Sep 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: thank you! I will be sending you a letter in reply. I hope you don't mind!
Response: I can’t wait to receive your reply! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Onaki rated for ATC - Voodoo Dolls (Halloween) (USA) on Sep 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you tons for the nice card! Voodoo dolls creep me out too! <3
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
5
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Comment: Omg Tracey!! This was the best pc I have ever gotta I love it so much!!!
Response: Thank you for the compliment and for the rating and heart!
blkwlf rated for ✫ Draw your pet on a Postcard ✫ on Sep 15, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
RiverTopanga rated for SF ~ Pick 3 USA ~ Fall on Sep 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Hi Tracy! What a fabulous envie for Pick 3! I love it! I have never tried the Salted Caramel Tea, sounds delicious! And the extras, wow! Thanks so much! I was just looking at those the other day at Michael's.. The Fall PC is cool. Never seen one! And of course, I adore SMASH products... and, as it happens, trees! What really cool sticky notes! You nailed this package on the head! THANK YOU AGAIN. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 (extra hearts). :-) PS: LOVE The envie :-)
Response: I’m so happy that you loved your package! Thank you for the rating and heart!
Vickiejojo rated for First and last lines No.13 on Sep 13, 2019
5
rating
 
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Eulegirl rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - H - US ONLY on Sep 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I'd love a handmade quilt, too! Love the housekeeping card.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
kelliegirl6 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - M - US ONY on Sep 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Such a pretty macaroon card! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card, I love it. I am going to guess that the lie was that you have flown in a helicopter. Have a great day!
Response: Lol Nope! I dated a pilot and flew in a helicopter many times. The lie was that I was never spanked as a child- I was... Thanks for the rating and heart!
dogmom16 rated for lets play a quick game... on Sep 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Fun game!
Response: Thanks for rating!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
Wyopenpal rated for Snail Mail Lovers 2 on Sep 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for your letter. I love the stickers and envelope.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
5
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Comment: First of all, good luck on your surgery! I hope your recovery is quick :) Also, thank you so much for everything you sent me <3
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
wittmert rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - L - US ONLY on Sep 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: Thanks for rating!
glennasgarden rated for EP: Show off your washi tape on Sep 4, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Tracy~ Beautiful envie I like the note card too and thanks so much for the extra washi samples!
Response: Thanks! Thank you for the rating and heart too!
5
rating
Comment: Friendswood Drive sounds most interesting. Thank you for a great card.💕
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
lilmermaid rated for Destash swap #5 on Aug 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: thank you so very very much
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating and heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 689 29 30
Completed Fives Threes Ones
632 784 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 296 332 0
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Comments

fishsteak on Sep 16, 2019:

Thank you for the cute fish postcard for my September WW wish! I actually have the postcard box it came from so I was psyched to receive a naked version of it in the mail.

Lonestarchild on Sep 13, 2019:

Thank you for all the fun b&w Halloween goodies for Sept AWG -- will be fun to play with!

phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:


to Profile-Based Swaps!

sherba31 on Aug 31, 2019:

Thanks for your kind words! We're playing the waiting game now as Dorian's path changes. Hoping for the best.

LahDeeDah on Aug 29, 2019:

It was sweet of you to send a card for Anicka's birthday. She loved it! Thank you :-)

anicka22 on Aug 28, 2019:

Thank you so very much for the lovely birthday mail. I love the card and the papers are amazing! It is so sweet that you send me something! (wonderful wishes)

MawBella on Aug 22, 2019:

Thank you for the August RAK you hosted for the 6 Birthday postcards. Very cute. Thanks again❣️

RooBaRoo on Aug 21, 2019:

for the My requests tag! I love the Washi!

susieq11 on Aug 19, 2019:

Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies you sent me for WW August!! I also love the pretty envelope you sent them in. Hope you have a nice night!! xxx

groundhogstamper on Aug 17, 2019:

Thank you much for all the goodies in the Happy Mail International public forum tag.

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