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tcornell

tcornell
Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: December 2, 2021
Birthday: January 27
Country: United States
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Hello I'm Tracy!

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IMPORTANT My apologies for not elaborating on receipt of my wishes, swaps and tags, nor commenting on profiles. My husband sadly passed away on the morning of 11/21. Thank you for understanding β™₯

On 11/16/2021 my husband with stage IV colon cancer took a major turn for the worse: he can no longer communicate. He has not taken food in some time, cannot drink, is bedbound, in diapers, etc. I dropped all swaps that were not assigned, got my swaps out that were due, and am explaining any tags during this time. I am caring for him, alone, in my home (as per his wishes) with hospice to guide me in his care. PLEASE be patient with me- I truly am heartbroken and lost right now. Thank you.

I'm a 51 year old gal, living in the Houston area of Texas- I've been married to my best friend for the last 24 yrs.

I'm a "mail enthusiast"! I'm also an active member of: You've Got Mail.

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

I'm "mom" to a 5 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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03/15/2021: Please see my post in the public forums, Here

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.

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!)

*Any ATC supplies: sturdy (watercolor paper) backs, clear sleeves, 9 pocket page protectors, small images and embellishments

*Individual quotes: stamped, 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 tape(the plastic looking tape), glitter or fabric tape

*Not really a fan of Friendship books, sheets, etc.

*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.

*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: artist trading cards/coins, skinny cards, inchies/twinchies, art/junk/magpie journals, mail art envies, handmade postcards, HD/HP pieces, black out poetry, mini zines, flip books and pocket letters.

Ratings

primaveratime rated for SSM: Blackout poetry piece #5 on Dec 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing black out poetry art !!!
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Comment: Thank you. Love how you made this and the items included :)
BethiquaC rated for My Obsession Zine on Nov 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the zine (I hate when my edges don’t line up either!). Loved the little stickers!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Collaborative story #13 on Nov 30, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Bananers rated for MMPC: 3 Layer ATC - November on Nov 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you! I like your collage envie with a bee! 🐝 And the goodies and the quote note you sent! Definitely met with a smile! I will use the goodies for more happy mail and my journals. Continue to think of you and sending hugs. ❀️ πŸ™
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Comment: Happy Thanksgiving!
Elliepatterson rated for My Obsession Zine on Nov 29, 2021
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Comment: Holiday Greetings, Many thanx for your neat zine! I enjoy doing zines a lot. Happy swapping
soyprincesa2 rated for My Obsession Zine on Nov 27, 2021
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Comment: Tracy I am fascinated by your need to have things straight and in order. It was super informative and I appreciate you sharing all that. I bet it bothers you when our zines come to you not lined up very well. Lol. Take care!
Jafferty rated for My Obsession Zine on Nov 26, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the zine! Fun getting to see what people write about.
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Comment: TY
kizzlets rated for Stickers Galore Scavenger Hunt # 2 on Nov 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers!!
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Comment: Yes, I very much like your cards! Thank you for the three Christmas themed cards and all the fun extras! Take care and a Merry December to you!
ChristineMartinez rated for Three Layer ATC - #6 on Nov 22, 2021
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Comment: beautiful card as always!
NancyMM rated for Happy Mail Pen Pals #1 on Nov 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Happy mail, I can't wait to to write back to you!!
Riririria rated for Idioms and fun atc' s on Nov 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank u so much the atc is so so cute. β™‘
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Comment: What a sweet postcard, thanks and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…
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Comment: Tysm πŸŽ„
Sagebrushs rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #8 on Nov 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Received your card today. I will open it closer to Christmas. Thank you! 😊... Karla, 11/15; UPDATED: I'm opening cards today, Tracy, and I loved your sweet card with the puppy in a basket on the doorstep. Who doesn't love a puppy? 😊 Thank you for the swap/take tags you enclosed. What a great idea! Thank you also for the Holiday Berry tea. I'm enjoying it right now with a spoonful of honey from Israel! Have a Merry Christmas! ... Karla, 12/2/21

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Comments

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 4, 2021:

I just found out about your husband I am so sorry you're in my thoughts and prayers

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

BusyB on Nov 25, 2021:

Thinking of you as you go through this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending love and hugs. ❀️

fourgnomesinatrenchcoat on Nov 24, 2021:

I just got the "Quick I need..." tag! Thanks so much! I absolutely love all the stickers and floral paper!

Have a great week!!

supersquirrel on Nov 24, 2021:

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djcamp04 on Nov 24, 2021:

Keeping you in my prayers as you go through the days ahead. ❀️

Poeprincess on Nov 23, 2021:

Wishing you comfort & strength with the loss of your husband, especially in this Holiday Season.

LadyJo on Nov 23, 2021:

thank you for the November WW of birthday wishes and the postlettes as well! I also want to say I am thinking of you at this difficult time, losing your husband! Hugs!

Mimosagirl on Nov 23, 2021:

Thank you so much for the awesome envie of wishes! Love the ATC....LOVE it! I'm thrilled to add it to my collection. The teas and pc's are wonderful as well. Thank you for thinking of me and taking the time to put together such a wonderful happy mail.

Drachenfrau on Nov 23, 2021:

Sending lots of good thoughts and virtual hugs your way! β™₯

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