Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2019 2:38 am


Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: May 20, 2019
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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I'm a 49 year old living in the Houston area of Texas- I've been married to my best friend for the last 21 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.

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. 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.



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

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

*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 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 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.

Favorite Crafts


I enjoy dabbling mainly in paper crafts. My current endeavors include: snail mail flip books, handmade postcards, zendoodling; 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!).


Margothecat rated for EP Washi Tape Envelopes on May 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice envies and Washi. I love the Easter envy. That is really cute! Have a great day!
NRGordon rated for Scatts PC Swap - S - US Only on May 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the tasty PC and list. Smiles and scissors were both on my list too, but in different lines.
keahirada rated for Pocket Letter Inspiration Kit on May 16, 2019
Comment: Wowsie! First, I love the theme and colors. Very classy but fun. Second, thanks for all the extras, that will definitely help me make a good pocket letter. I love the variety of goodies too. Lastly, I am very excited about the plantable paper. Fun fact, I took a papermaking class and I also love gardening so that was perfect for me. I cant wait to plant them and see what grows! What a fun surprise!
elinor rated for Letter Writing- Unusual paper choice on May 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun letter and papers :)
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating and heart too!
dancingtiger rated for Put black & white only on it on May 13, 2019
Comment: great envelope. I have put it in a magpie journal for another swap, along with the pugs ..I appreciate the extras as well. .Thanks Tracy
Response: So happy that you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
vontakk rated for Scatts PC Swap - P - US Only on May 12, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late ratting! Thank you sooo much! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’—
Response: No problem, thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: I got your wonderful Jackdaw card - thank you! We love crows :D. Thanks for joining the swap!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart too!
dartha rated for TT&E May's Color - Pink on May 10, 2019
Comment: Wow Tracy - thank you so much for all the cool pink goodies. I especially love the Unicorn Believer postcard. Yours will be going out in Monday's mail - hope you love it too. Thank you, darla
Response: So happy that you liked everything! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: I love when I get so into a craft that I am making that it just takes over. To the annoyance of my family. It sounds like that happens at your place too. Then the finished product that everyone wants to look at! I hope you are having fun crafting in your happy place! Thank you for the journal bits! <3
Response: haha, yea that seems to happen more often than not! Thanks so much for the rating and heart!
Comment: Of course I had to google ceraunophile and pluviophile as well haha. I am neither. I hate the rain because of muddy dog syndrome and I hate the thunder and lightning because of scared dog syndrome.
Response: ahhh yea that wouldn't be fun. Thankfully Madison isn't scared of them! Thanks for the rating and heart!
WhimsyEcoBug rated for Mail Tag Swap #2 on May 9, 2019
Comment: I loved everything in this swap. Thank you !
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Loved the Gemma Correl pug tape :D To answer your question...I am terrified of lightening lol But I do LOVE a nice safe rainstorm for sure!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
4Friends rated for SCATTS PC Swap - K - US Only on May 6, 2019
Comment: thank you for the post card
Response: Thanks for rating
ginny19590 rated for WIYM: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1-US Only on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks Tracy, I loved everything you sent. I really loved the ATC, it will fit great into my collection and I loved the PCs, they were a nice variety and different from anything I already have. The washi tape was good choices too. I'd love to know where you got the bunny kind. You could use more hearts if I could give them to you. Thanks again for the wonderful assortment.........=)
Response: I'm so happy that you liked everything! The bunny washi tape is from Daiso (a Japanese store). Thanks so much for the rating and the heart, as well as your kind words!
kssunlover1947 rated for State Pride PC Swap #2 on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Texas card and note. I remember Ladybird Johnson's beautification project. 1965 is the year I graduated High School. I remember the free wildflower seeds that were everywhere so people could scatter them along the roads.
Response: Oh! How cool! I don't remember it, as I was born in 1970, but I am so happy to reap the benefits- there are wildflowers everywhere and it always makes me smile! Thanks for the rating and heart!
bitbutton rated for โ˜† THEMED ENVELOPE #4 โ˜† on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the WONDERFUL envelope, everything is gorgeous <3
Response: So happy you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
CraftyOregon89 rated for Scatts PC Swap - O - US only on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: My daughter loved the cat thank you!
Response: Yay! Thanks for the rating and heart too!
Comment: Something that I NEEDED and WANTED!!! Thank you so much for the "Please Deliver To" labels and return address labels. I was completely out of both. I love that shop so much, but have never bought anything from there myself. I'm super stoked!
Response: Awwww, so happy you liked them! Thank you for swapping with me!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely package and all the bits you included
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating!

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StwbyQT on May 20, 2019:

You're so welcome! I couldn't pass up the puggy love! :)

hollycm6 on May 19, 2019:

AWG May I loved both envies! The letterset will be used very soon! (that bee etc is so cute!!!!) "Amazing" in fact! (the word you put on it!) and the tape is just what I need!

Mimosagirl on May 16, 2019:

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Thank you for the Awesome hand decorated envie, filled with bday card, memos, blank pc's and the creme delacrem....ATC! I love it! so proud to add it to my collection. WW-May

user6937 on May 15, 2019:

Tags > 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Tag ~ International - my tag has arrived and I love that you included so many interesting things I'm sure I'll be able to incorporate into my artsy swaps :)

OrigamiGrace on May 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely handmade envies, stickers and washi tapes from my May wishlist at CPG! Always a treat to receive an envie from you!

MSturgill87 on May 14, 2019:

Thank you, as well, for the happy mail surprise via AWG! <3

MSturgill87 on May 14, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely birthday card for Evelyn (via Card Craze)! <3

StagKing on May 13, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful envie you sent my way! I really love the recipe cards, I canโ€™t wait to put them to good use! The handmade envies are so fun and the bird notecard is gorgeous.

Thank you for these wonderful wishes! :)

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 11, 2019:

Thank you for the so cute fox postcard you made and for the tiny birds for my inchies! (AWG)

groundhogstamper on May 11, 2019:

Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise you sent me for the CPG April wish list. I will enjoy thinking of you when I use this beautiful Dresden trim on ATCs. The little zine is cute too.

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