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tcornell

tcornell
Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Tracy

aboutMe

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 22 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 fawn pug named Madison and a tuxedo kitty named Loki.

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) also.

Likes

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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!

*Washi stickers or sticker flakes

*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: 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)

*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

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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

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

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Comment: I loved your packaging and what was inside. Thank you so much, sorry for the late late rating.
Kdguard rated for ATC, letter and surprises swap on Mar 27, 2020
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MamaD rated for Art Collab #55 add postage on Mar 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Beautiful addition! ❤❤ I'm glad you sent two - I was running low!!!
Response: thanks for the rating and heart!
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Peeps Chick (USA) on Mar 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the peep! so cute!
Response: thanks for the rating and heart!
chelle523 rated for Scatts PC Swap - M - US Only on Mar 16, 2020
5
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Comment: What a perfect postcard! I just love Timothy Mouse! Loved your responses, too! ❤️
Response: thanks for the rating and heart!
USTravelingGirl rated for Scatts PC Swap - N - US Only on Mar 15, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: thanks for the rating and heart!
Luciie rated for HD/HP ATC - Green Haired Girl on Mar 12, 2020
5
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Comment: I got your ATC and loved it. Your art style is so awesome. It's such a fun addition to my growing ATC collection.
Response: Awww, thank you so much! I appreciate the rating and heart too!
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Response: thanks for the rating and heart!
myancey rated for Scatts PC Swap - L - US Only on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: Tracy! Thank you for the lemurs card. I love it and your answers too. Thank u
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the rating and ♥
samsstuff rated for Art Collab #53 add postage on Feb 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating and ♥
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Comment: Awesome Valentine card!! thank you so much for it and the extra stickers and facts!!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and heart too!
Vickyen rated for Art Collab #52 Add postage on Feb 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Hi Tracy! It was great to have a visit from you and I am so excited to add to your pc! Thanks for all the fun goodies as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome Vicky! Thanks for the rating and ♥
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Comment: Oh my goodness!!! Thank you so much for the adorable vintage-style Valentine and the super cute pug card!! Warmed my heart and made me smile. Thank you!!!!
Response: Awww You are most welcome! Thank you for the rating and ♥
Ashzaller rated for Postcard Seek & Find #11 - US Only on Feb 26, 2020
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Comment: Loved these card so much!!! Thank you!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
captkristi rated for Scatts PC Swap - K - US only on Feb 25, 2020
5
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Comment: thanks so much! loved your answers :)
Response: thanks for the rating and ♥
chimerix rated for Blackout Poetry ATC - Spring 2020 on Feb 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC. I love the poem. Aloha
Response: Thank you for the rating and ♥
5
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Comment: I really like everything & the Valentine's day facts. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and ♥
HappyMom rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - F - US ONLY on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Loved your answers Tracy - thanks!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Fabriqueen rated for WIYM: ATC Coins January on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely coins and the ephemera! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
AbeRex rated for WIYM ~ Cover My envelope! on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Loved the decorate envelope and the goodies inside were perfect. Even though I’m not usually one for postcards, I think the Baymax one is my favorite!
Response: Glad it made it to you! Thank you for the rating and heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

sweetgypsy on Mar 26, 2020:

Thank you for my OMAE Feb Rak Attack prize. Your zines are really cool and came in a fun mail art envelope! I have never made a Zine before. Maybe I will try sometime! :)

grammypammy on Mar 24, 2020:

WW ~ March Wishes ~Thank you for granting my wish for postcards and stickers! Love them!

Hugs, Pam

sherba31 on Mar 21, 2020:

Thank you for your WW March gorgeous mail art envie and adorable zine! So much need for light-heartedness these days. Hugs and health to you and yours.

kiddomerriweather on Mar 17, 2020:

Thank you for the March WW! I love the ATC you sent. It's beautiful. Thanks for the ATC sleeves and stickers as well.

goinjenny on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you for the cling stamps in WW March!

spotteddogs on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you so much for the WW March wish! I am keeping all the blind drawings by my desk to make me smile through tax season!

StagKing on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you for the super generous envie of flat goodies you sent. I absolutely love the bird PCs and the stickers & fortunes are great! Thank you!

WW - March 2020

Tigerlilyknotwise on Mar 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the March Wish! The ATC is beautiful and I put it right up on my 2020 mood board :) The zine is cute too!

GummiBear on Mar 14, 2020:

Omg. I love it sll. The atc was perfect! A hundred hearts to you.

daydreamer47 on Mar 13, 2020:

What a beautiful envelope and botanical stickers, thank you!

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