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vlhafer54

vlhafer54
Original Member
Last Online: January 27, 2020
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

I just recently changed my address from a PO Box to a street address, but the box will be in use for quite sometime, so either address is good for now.

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.

3-20-19 - Hooray! Today I got my 4,000th Five!

3-3-19 - Yeah! Today I got my 3,000th heart!!

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

I'm a senior software implementer who works from home full time now. My business travel days are over. 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. AND we've taken in a new solid black kitten. We refer to her as the night fury, but her name is actually KitKat.

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. Sci-fi like The Fifth Element, Star Trek and Star Wars, just about anything but horror.

Favorite Television

The only show I watch on a regular basis is 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'. I watch documentaries on Curiosity Stream. 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 and Viki. I'm even learning a few words in Korean! Kamsa Hamnida. (Thank you). I also enjoy Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Taiwanese shows and movies.

Favorite Crafts

Sewing, quilting, paper crafts (collage, cards, ATCs 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.

~~LIKES~~

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 leave pretty pictures and comments on my profile!

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

~~DISLIKES~~

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 like attar of roses because they make me sneeze, though light flower scents don't seem to bother me

Ratings

Mimi7 rated for Puffy sticker starter sets on Jan 26, 2020
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Comment: Hi Vicki, Thanks for the wonderful puffy sticker starter set. Working on it today and sending it on. :)
Marykstaveness rated for Found/upcycled postcard #1 on Jan 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great picture of NYC!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
AZmom875 rated for Puffy sticker starter sets on Jan 25, 2020
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Comment: Those are so dang cute.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I couldn't decide if they looked more like tribbles or bunnies without ears or green sheep maybe?
heyjoanahey rated for 🌿 botanic lovers 🌿 #3 on Jan 25, 2020
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Comment: So happy to receive this lovely happy botanical mail from you! Thank you! Hope you enjoyed the swap ✨😊
Response: Thank you for the heart - glad you like what I sent!
jeiknee rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap on Jan 25, 2020
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Comment: Omg that is so cool, I got a New Orleans postcard from you and my boyfriend and I just came home from our mini getaway there 😆😆 thank you for everything, I love it! Are the envelopes handmade? Where do you find such pretty floral patterns paper from?
Response: Thank you for the heart! I bought I 360 page scrapbooking paper pack that's all florals. I've made tons of stuff with it, but it still doesn't look like I've made a dent.
fairypretty7 rated for First & Last Lines No. 16 on Jan 22, 2020
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Comment: Returned from holidays and cleared my PO Box , it was like Christmas all over again.the book has my intrigued I will look for it next time I am in the book store.
Response: Happy Reading!
KaliOya rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet -- A on Jan 21, 2020
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Comment: I think it was a good idea to use the papers you did. I like the different textures all the papers have. Thank you for the apple. Happy swapping in 2020.
Response: Thank you for the rating - Thank you!
Chantiemaya rated for Mail Tag Swap #17 on Jan 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, I love it! Book pages and stamped images and great stickers and stamps and extras, very lovely :)))
Response: Thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the very pretty postcard. I don't think I could throw away that calendar either.
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you for making me a pretty Victorian-style postcard. The information on the back about how it was made was a nice addition to the card. I also like the postcard stamp you use on the back.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
satinification rated for First and last lines No.17 on Jan 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Nice cards -- thank you. (I grew up in Texas in the heat and I miss it. would rather be hot than cold any day!)
Response: Thank you for the heart! I agree about the heat - Homo Sapiens Southern are not well adapted to the cold. Happy swapping!
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Comment: Received your PC today and thank you! Our weather was like yours, back & forth warm/cold. Now I think the cold is here to stay awhile, boo hoo!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Stay warm!
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Comment: Thanks for the PC- the cake looks delicious! It's currently snowing but I've got 5 million sweaters to keep me warm! Have a lovely day. -Al
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
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Comment: I really loved the card you chose.Thank you so much,,,Delightful!
Response: Thank you for the rating - Happy swapping!
littlepinecone rated for Ugly PC Swap #1 on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: This “blah” card was perfect for this swap! I actually really enjoyed it. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you liked it.
Fabriqueen rated for Card Making Challenge #69 on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards! I love them both! Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
Burger1girl rated for Fast Blind Swap 7 on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! I love the PC and notecard as well as all the stickers. I buy mine from China too, 45 for $1.20. I also buy bookmarks and postcards from China. great deals. I enjoyed reading the book pages. Thanks again, Happy Swapping!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'll have to check out the postcards from China - Happy Swapping!
Tverne05 rated for YTPC: 6x6 Folder with 2 Pockets on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Howdy Neighbor! Thanks so much for the folder with two pockets and the tags you included. I like the design of the tabs you created for it. ❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart - this was a fun swap - not too hard - some make my eyes go crossed - Happy Swapping!
teabunny rated for Blog Swap #3: Like, Follow, Comment on Jan 10, 2020
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Comment: thank you :) I loved seeing your blog! xo
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy Blogging!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3312 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2735 4363 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

JuneRosebud on Jan 11, 2020:

W E L C O M E to the WIYM ATCs Of The Alphabet. I look forward to having you in the series=)

supersquirrel on Dec 15, 2019:

Thank you so much for the jams and the laugh! I'm glad there are others in my boat. I have such a difficult time on some of them too :)

LauraM540 on Dec 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for the two stamp Christmas ephemera envelope

JuneRosebud on Sep 26, 2019:

Thanks 4 joining in the WIYM: Happy 4 Halloween Card Swap. I look forward 2 swapping with u=)

JuneRosebud on Sep 26, 2019:

Thanks 4 joining in the WIYM: Happy 4 Halloween Card Swap. I look forward 2 swapping with u=)

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

flmom on Feb 15, 2019:

CurlyTea on Dec 3, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

CraftyChristina on Nov 9, 2018:

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

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