Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2022 10:09 am


Date Joined: August 2, 2016
Last Online: October 19, 2017
Birthday: August 14
Country: United States

About Me

On indefinite hiatus. Will possibly return in 2018. Merry Mail group was deleted 10.3.17. Feel free to message me with any questions.

My name is Vicki. I live in rural southwest Missouri with my husband. I have three grown children and seven grand children whom I adore.

My husband and I live on 3 acres with a spring-fed pond so I have wonderful opportunities to observe some wildlife. We have lovely, large trees and it is very beautiful no matter the season.

I work full time but hope to retire in a few years and travel a little and craft a lot.

I first heard of swapping in summer 2016. I started with Pocket Letter Pals. I participated in many swaps, hosted swaps, and was founder of two groups. I am no longer a member of the site since they decided to charge fees.

I began the Merry Mail group on SB and invite you to join. Our primary focus is pocket letters but we branch out into other paper based crafts too.

Favorite Crafts

I have crafted most of my life. I can crochet, cross stitch, and sew. Right now my concentration is on paper crafts like ATCs, loaded envelopes, Pocket Letters, 3D paper crafting, cards and envelopes, mini albums, planner goodies, embellishments, and paper dolls.

  • Favorite crafting supplies:
    • Dresden trims
    • Textured papers
    • Foam squares/circles
    • Charms
    • Graphic 45, Authentique, Mambi, Paper Studio, and Bazzill are some of my favorite papers.
    • Mini Happy Planner stickers and stamps
    • Paper Dolls

I'm not picky. I enjoy just about everything pertaining to paper crafting.


I am interested in seeing the creativity and interests of others. I don't expect others to craft around my particular likes because I want to enjoy their interpretation of a theme or swap. However, here is a short list of some of my favorites for profile specific swaps.

  • Themes
    • Victorian
    • Steampunk
    • Art Nouveau
    • Gothic
    • Boho
    • Historical figures, places, eras
    • Vintage crime (Victorian and prior)
  • Colors
    • All shades of turquoise
    • Coral (not peach)
    • Red and turquoise
    • Orange
    • Black and metallic gold
  • Holidays
    • Christmas
    • Halloween

I am not allergic to anything so I don't mind coffee, tea, candy, or fragrant items.

Favorite Books

I used to be an avid reader growing up. My two favorite authors are Louisa May Alcott and Agatha Christie.

I have a collection of Nancy Drew books that I have owned since a child. I own a few classic children's books from childhood that I hope to pass down to my grandchildren. Charlotte's Web, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and a few others.

I also own a collection of books about the Borden murders, a crime I have a special interest in. It's such a fascinating story! I own a first edition of the first book ever printed about this crime, dated 1893, as well as copies of the original inquest, pretrial, and trial transcripts. (And yes...Lizzie did it.)

Favorite Movies

My favorite genres with a few examples:

  • Film Noir
    • The Postman Always Rings Twice
    • Mildred Pierce
    • Gaslight
  • Fantasy/Whimsical
    • Wizard of Oz
    • Chronicles of Narnia
    • Harry Potter
    • Alice in Wonderland
  • Horror/Suspense
    • Tod Browning movies
    • Val Lewton movies
    • Alfred Hitchcock movies


karli rated for Bon Voyage Envie on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Nice package, thank you! karolina
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the ♥!
wombatlady rated for Bon voyage envie stuff - private on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fun little package! Makes me want to go on a road trip. :-)
Response: I love road trips! Thank you for the ♥!
Viridis5 rated for Lizzie Borden ATC on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: Hi Vicki! I loved your ATC! You and I think a lot alike - our cards were so similar - I love love love the skull on the axe - I also love reading about Lizzie Borden. Thanks so much!
Response: The story fascinates me too. Thank you for the heart!
Kdguard rated for Lizzie Borden ATC on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Love the card thanks!
Response: Thank you for the ♥!
heatherknits rated for 10 Note Cards Swap USA on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: I love the cards! I have a penchant for ocean themed things, and feather & cactus motifs rank pretty high too - thank you!
Response: I thought the ocean cards were so cool. They were simple but pretty. Glad you liked them too. Thank you for the heart! :)
fluffyjunk rated for Self-made envelopes 📬 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful envelopes! You are right: the craftpaper-ones are adorable! I have never seen paper like that before but I will keep my eyes open for it. Soooo beautiful! Thank again for this beautiful swap!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thank you for the heart! :)
CoffeePotPeople rated for Mermaid Pocket Letter on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: OMG. I LOVE the PL; making it translucent was a genius move, and the mermaids themselves are just Elegant. And all the goodies...I just oohed, and aahed over every single one. SO glad I joined your swap! Thanks a millio...no...Thanks a MERMAID!
Response: So happy you liked it! I loved that translucent background too. Glad you liked the goodies! Thank you for the heart!
TangledInMegs rated for Bookish Quote 2 on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Love this quote and this lovely postcard! Thanks, Vicki! :)
Response: It took me a little while to find it but I thought it was a very cool quote. Glad you liked it too. Thank you for the heart!
myancey rated for EZ PC...USA on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Vicki ;love coffee to!this looks like such a cool card. thank u so much! wish I could give more than one heart. all the best thank u
Response: So happy you liked it! Thank you for the ♥. ☺
armadillogal rated for B&W PCs week 30 on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great card. I love the architecture.
Response: The building on that card is beautiful...wish it was still around. Thank you for the ♥!
MyRetroSoul rated for Make Someone's Day Swap on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful piece. It's so unique and I love the quote.
Response: Awesome! Thank you for the heart!
Churchmouse70 rated for Marie Antoinette Pocket Letter on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness!! I adore this pocket letter!!! What an awesome job you did!! I just love the dolls and their dresses; what a great idea!! The quotes on the back were perfect. Thank you for the stickers and all the wonderful goodies! I just can't imagine where you found all this great Paris stuff. I can't stop looking at it! Thank you for a wonderful swap and I hope you enjoy yours as much as I've enjoyed mine. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so very happy you like it! This pocket letter was one of the most fun to make. I loved making the the paper dolls and dresses. Thank you for the heart! ☺♥☺
Response: Thank you!
museofthemorning rated for Mermaid ATC on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Cute ATC! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it! I had fun making it. ☺
SassyChicken rated for Friendship Bible Lesson on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your inspiring Words! (And the extra goodies!)
Response: I enjoyed the lesson. I hope we have more. ☺
NIKKI6669 rated for Bee ATC on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you ! Your card is beautiful.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thank you for the ♥.
craftymimi rated for American Summertime Goodness! on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I loved everything! And all your favorites are top of my list too! Summer is flying by! Hope yours is awesome!
Response: Glad you liked them! You have an awesome summer too. Thank you for the ♥.
Comment: Love your work. It was an awesome mini PL. Thanks for swapping with me.
Response: :) Thank you for the heart!
katiepumpkin rated for 50 Fun Facts on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: One of the most fun swaps i have ever recieved, im not good at crosswords so im stuck, but im not giving up! Thank you!
Response: I was hoping you would like it and it wouldn't be annoying. Message me if you want help with the crossword...I meant to put answers on the back and I forgot. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow, I totally love the things you sent me! Thank you so so much! It was also great to read your letter. Now I want to research Lizzie Borden again! Ha! Thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it...thank you for the heart!

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CoffeePotPeople on Aug 10, 2017:

I just wanted to thank you for talking me into trying Pocket Letters! This is the one I created for your Mermaid PL swap: Mermaid Pocket Letter

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