Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2018 8:18 am


Original Member
Last Online: November 18, 2018
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
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About Me

If you haven't received something from me, or I've sent the wrong thing, please let me know - I'm always happy to resend.

2-18-18 - WOW! Today I completed my 2,000th swap!!

I'm a senior software implementer who travels to client sites occasionally and work from home the rest of the time. My husband and I have no children. We dine out frequently and make Home Chef meals 3 times a week. I love things in rich jewel tones, like emerald and sapphire, and pastels, like pale yellows, pinks, greens and blues, elegant, classic, romantic, pretty, eclectic, cottage style, but nothing too cutesy (unless it's baby animals - they can't be too cute). While I love dogs and have had them in the past, I currently have cats, multiple cats - 2 male, 2 female.

Favorite Music

Soft rock, new age, classic rock, celtic, old standards, classical, movie sound tracks and jazz.

Favorite Movies

Casablanca, Enchanted April, anything by Alfred Hitchcock, old classic black and white movies. Anything animated. Period Pieces with gorgeous costumes, just about anything but horror.

Favorite Television

The Blacklist, Flash, Gotham, Game of Thrones, NCIS (all 3), Criminal Minds, Masterpiece Theater and anything with a mystery just like the books I read. Also shows on History, Discovery, PBS, Nat Geo, Smithsonian, DYI or Biography that teach me something I didn't know. I've fallen in love with Korean RomComs, Dramas - modern and historical, K-pop, Flower Boys, etc on Hulu. I'm even learning a few words in Korean! Kamsa Hamnida (Thank you).

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, quilting, paper crafts (collage, cards, quilling, etc), crochet, altered art, paper mache, painting, woodwork, clay, bead work, cross stitch, needlepoint, doll making. You name it, I'll try my hand at it.

My Likes and Dislikes

I realized my profile doesn't really have enough info to help someone trying to decide what to send me so I thought I'd make a list of my likes and dislikes.


Postcards - I like all kinds of post cards - vintage, art, advert, travel, recycled, handmade - just about anything except ones with vulgar humor or overly religious ones.

Ephemera of any kind - old photos, sheet music, pages out of books, interesting magazine clippings, used greeting cards, postcards, brochures, programs, certificates, maps - old or new, paper with inclusions, tags, etc. If it's made from paper I'll take it.

Birds - Loons, Bluebirds, Sparrows and Owls, especially, but any kind

Seahorses and Sea Dragons, Jellyfish, Sea shells, Starfish - pictures, photos, toys, stuffies, etc

Hedgehogs and Penquins and Horses and Otters

Baby animals of any kind

People who read my blog and leave comments

Vintage thread crocheted potholders

Ladies handkerchiefs - old and new

Embellishments - sequins, buttons, ribbon, yarn, game pieces, brads, cut outs, etc, etc, etc

Miniature anything

Old linens - even ones with holes and stains that have interesting bits that can be salvaged

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers and all things gardening

Quilting stuff - especially little handmade quilted things like needle cases, pin cushions, coin purses, eyeglass cases, ornaments, etc

Chocolate, Tea, Chocolate, Salt Water Taffy, Chocolate, Nuts, Chocolate and Chocolate


Candles - but only because I'm allergic to the smoke, so I can't burn them

Anything that smells of cigarette smoke - once again I'm allergic

Incense - see above

Heavy, pungent scents because they make me sneeze, though light flower scents don't seem to bother me


xninolax rated for WIYM: BLUE POSTCARD SWAP (NAKED) on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the blue card Vicki! We're off to getting some snow next week. First of the season. Stay warm too!
user2148 rated for YTPC: Layered Embellishments on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Love the wonderful embellies! 😁
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad that you like them!
Dsweeny rated for PH: Send 3 Non-Touristy Postcards #5 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Hi sweety! Thank you for your patience during my illness. I absolutely LOVE the postcards you chose to send! My favorite is the american weekly one with the swimmers - beyond awesome and will def find a way into my crafting xo Dina
Response: Thank you for the heart - I hope you're feeling well again.
Comment: Loved these they will be useful :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
Comment: Cute snowman card!!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks :D
Response: Happy swapping!
Comment: Vicki! Well if I could give you more than 5 stars I would! Your autumn open envelope.is beautiful! And you packed so many wonderful goodies inside it. And I love how you had it all tied up with the ribbon and leaves and acorns, etc. Thank you so much! What a fun swap this was and I was so lucky to have you as a partner!
Response: Thank you for the heart! This was the first time I made one and I was like "Is it too much? Is it too little? Will it survive mailing?" I'm so glad you like it!
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Challenge #55 on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty cards! I really like them. :-)
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like the cards!
Comment: I loved this postcard when I sent it out and I love receiving it even more. The picture looks like my son and one of my dogs when they were both little. Thank you for the smile. Sorry for the delay in ratings, October had me running around faster than vampire at a blood bank.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I send and get so many cards, I'm not surprised one made a round trip.
Comment: This is so cute Vicki! Great fabric choice! Thanks!
Response: I'm so glad you like it - it's the first time I've fussy cut squares. Thank you for the heart!
MarianPater rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp ATC on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you Vicki for the beautiful ATC. I love it very much. Everything is good here. Hope by you the same. Thanx and hugs, Marian
Response: I'm so glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
Karen07 rated for Halloween Card Swap #5 on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Hope you had a great Halloween - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love the postcard & the cute monster sticker! Thank you <3
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
owl rated for ATC #5: MONTH of OCTOBER 2018 on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Your childhood Halloween story is so adorable. Your parents were wonderful to make such a memorable night for you. And the feast of candy you collected that night! Happy early birthday in December. I ready your story sever all times and chucked more the more I read. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad I could bring a little fun to your day - and Thank You for the heart - Happy Halloween and Happy Swapping!
denisedecker58 rated for 🎃Halloween !! 🎃 on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you and Happy Halloween!!
Response: Happy Halloween to you and Thank You for the heart!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the beautiful cards.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like them.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: So cute...a bakers hat. I love it. thank you Vicki
Response: I think of it as a chef's toque - Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
rianheimgartner rated for Polka dot ATC! on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you Vicky for the ATC! Loved the bird :)
Response: Thank you for the rating!
MelbourneGirl rated for AN Birds on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful card - so, so pretty! Have a wonderful day :) :)
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy Swapping!

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CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

A little "Happy Fall" from Cross Stitch Lovers group!!

yvonne401 on Nov 7, 2018:

I sent out HG ~ Let's Make Potholders!

Tracking #9505 5153 9138 8311 1553 76

Due to arrive on Friday.



RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Profile checks completed for Artisan ATCs - Purple ATC. Have fun creating your purple ATC!

Wildchild on Feb 17, 2018:

Profile Quote #4


Scrybe on Feb 17, 2018:

Profile Quote #4

"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. " ~ Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey

Walks4Bling on Feb 17, 2018:

Profile Quote #4

"If you cry at my funeral, I will never speak to you again." ~ Stan Laurel

😊 Sonia

cindygroet on Feb 16, 2018:

Profile Quote #4:

"Stop being scared of failing. Be scared of not trying". - Karen Salmansohn

Hugs & Love, Cindy

Fabriqueen on Feb 16, 2018:

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

Profile Quote #4

Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

jaimierandolph on Feb 13, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #16

Good Morning Vicki,

I hope that you have a wonderful day my fellow TEXAN! I live about 5 mins from Lake Livingston! (an hour north of you) I'm so ready for spring time!
Happy Swapping.

reauk on Feb 13, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #16

from reauk

hello Vicki from a cold wet Doncaster im your partner for the above swap hope your having a great day best wishes

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