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tcornell

tcornell
Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: October 28, 2020
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Hello I'm Tracy!

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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.

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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

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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.

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/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

*Ephemera

*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!

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

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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.

Creative Endeavors

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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.

Ratings

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Comment: I got the postcard! This bird has sooo many tiny feathers! Thank you for the Halloween postcard!
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Comment: Thank you so much & merry christmas 🎁🎄
Stastny1965 rated for MMPC - on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Tracy for the very artistic and insightful ATC!
AnnaL rated for CPG Xmas Filled Paper Pocket - US on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Tracy for making me the Xmas filled paper pocket with all the fun ephemera. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Craft On! AnnaL.
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Comment: thank you so much, i look forward to opening in December :-)
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Comment: Thank you for the gift. I look forward to opening it in December
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Comment: Thank you! Can't wait to open your pretty items in December - so hard to wait, lol!
JenZen5 rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet -- R USA on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Love your robot ATC! I love hand drawn ATCs and you did an excellent job. I like the colors too. And thank you for the extras. Have a great day!
Response: Thank you for the compliment, as well as the rating and ♥
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Comment: Yippee! Can't wait til Dec. 7th to open this and return to give you a proper comment!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart!
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Comment: Thank you 💖
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the rating and heart!
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Comment: Thank you! Love the stamps! I look forward to opening it in December!
Response: Thanks a bunch for the rating and heart!
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Comment: can't wait until december
Response: Thank you for rating!
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC! I was hoping for a voodoo doll! Thank you for the extras as well
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the HMPC. I was worried it may come to me damaged, but it got here just fine.
Response: So happy it arrived intact! Thank you for the rating and heart!
vanneparis rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Pumpkin on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Hi Tracy- Thank you so much for the wonderful Pumpkin Starters. The Gelli Plate / Alcohol Ink technique came out really pretty and I love the image that you used. I can't wait to work on them. Thanks for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Thank you, Vanne! I appreciate the rating and heart too ♥
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Comment: Thank you! I'm saving till December and yours will be the first one I open. I plan on opening them in the order I received them!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
beachchicken rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Raven on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for Raven jam set, I love the look of them! I will get to work on them today. Thanks for the tea to try also!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating and ♥
zombiina rated for Trick or Treat! on Oct 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers. Happy Halloween 👻 🎃
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating and ♥
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Comment: Wow it seems like there must be a lot of goodies in here - thank you! I can’t wait to open it!
Response: Thanks a bunch for the rating and ♥

Rating Overview

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:

halloween

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

vanneparis on Oct 27, 2020:

Thanks so much Tracy for the awesome completed Apple JAM. I love how it turned out. Thanks for working on them. -Vanne

OrigamiGrace on Oct 27, 2020:

Thank you for the finished atc jam and the starter set!! I love getting back the finished cards - they are always so interesting to see what everyone else does with them!!

LadyJo on Oct 20, 2020:

Thank you for my WW October wishes! I love all these winter envies!

pkpeace on Oct 16, 2020:

Thanks Dear Friend,

I got the quotes yesterday! That was fast... for a change! xoxo

lindseyjae on Oct 11, 2020:

Hi!!! Thanks SO much for the cute handmade envies - I love the papers you used! (WW: October wishlist)

LahDeeDah on Oct 10, 2020:

These Christmas gift tags are adorable and the swap cards are perfect! Thanks so much!

October Wonderful Wishes

BusyB on Oct 8, 2020:

You are amazing and continue to inspire me! I love your sarcastic zine! LOL My husband walked in as I was laughing and asked what was so funny....he just shook his head. heehee Thank you also for your awesome Autumn coin and sewing papers for my art journals. Can't wait to play! The stenciled envie with vintage stamps you sent everything in is so pretty! :-) WW October wishes

Poohtat on Oct 7, 2020:

Thank you for the WW Oct envie of blue and the yummy teas. What a lovely package. I can practice my Russian trying to read the postcard. That cool cuke bag is so funny. I love it all, thank you so much.

JuneRosebud on Sep 26, 2020:

Hi there! Thanks so much for your contribution to my Hanglar girl Art Collab #63. I love the stamped text you put on the back ground!! I don't know how to add pictures so I can't show you how it turned out but it looks great!!

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