Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2020 6:27 am


Original Member
Last Online: August 4, 2020
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.

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.


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


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


Traceyk rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #5 on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap! Glad your husband is getting a lot done around the house. :)
Comment: Hi Vicki! These Starters came out really cute! I can't wait to work on them. Thank you so much for joining the swap/ Take Care -Vanne
Snaileditcrafts rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you so much for the fun postcards. I love the Texas postcard and the story about your sweet dad. My grandpa was also a cowboy, so I can totally relate. Thanks again! xoxo
Comment: Love the lascy tag and cards. You outdid yourself. Thank you
Arabella rated for Steampunk ATC on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Great steampunk atc, Vicki! I needed more for my steampunk binder! Thank you! Take care!
klover rated for Animal Postcards USA #6 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! Leopards are so beautiful. Have a great day and happy swapping:-).
Comment: Very pretty - thank you!
tinybookwitch rated for 🍄MUSHROOMS🍄 #01 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mushroom card and that sweet letter! I love food so hearing about all that was served in that restaurant was delightful ~
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly ATC's....love them!
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating, In my head I thought I already did it! Thanks for the fun K ATC...I love koalas! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping!
Comment: great job on getting 7 cats on an ATC! thanks, I love it.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I got some use out of my Cricut. Happy swapping!
Tverne05 rated for YTPC: Barn Door Journal Spot US on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Barn Door journal page you sent to me. I love the colors you chose to decorate it with. I like the fact that you used a map. I love maps.
Response: Thank you - I'm so glad you like it. Sometimes I make things and I think 'What in the world is someone going to do with this?'
Shuttlebug rated for Woodland Series #6 - DEER ATC on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Interesting technique - I like the leaves!
Response: Thank you for the rating - I hate to say I coated it with nail polish and crystal glitter - you just have to use up those supplies you bought!
lovesreward rated for AN: 3 Kinds -- Flowers (global) on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, yes, the stained glass card is quite lovely. I have seen Cherry Blossom trees at the Huntington Library here in Southern California - they are so beautiful in bloom. I saw these trees when I was a teenager, in 1988 in Washington DC and I thought about George Washington "chopping down a cherry tree!" *grin* I hope all is well with you, take care!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I don't think you can grow cherries this far south - but my pomegranate trees bore fruit this year.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely creations, great job.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - Happy Swapping!
WoodlandBanshee rated for AAA: Quick Coin #4 on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: I love the gold dot detail. Very pretty atc. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
paperlover rated for EP- Napkin Art on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: I hope I am rating you for the right swap. There was no name of the swap anywhere.
Response: Thank you for the rating - I wrote a note on a half sheet of colored paper - yellow I believe - It wasn't in the envelope? Was it in one piece?
marymary914 rated for Woodland Series #5 - BEAR ATC on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the adorable bear ATCs!
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you liked them.
TrishaLouise rated for ATC: Sender's Choice on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely seed packets!
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like them!

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Lilianders on Jul 4, 2020:

Hi Vicky, The spring ATC coin came again today, so after all the mail was slow during corona time, but in the end it came here! Also thank you for the resend of the coin, love it!

KSENiA on Jun 16, 2020:

Cute cat

Enjoy! <3

vitiator on Jun 16, 2020:

cute cat swap

these little snuggle-butts are my babies ♥

hanifahsekar98 on Jun 16, 2020:

Cute cat profile swap!

I hope you like cats as much as I do :)

NekoNeko49 on Apr 30, 2020:

Inspirational Quotes in my Profile

piperwashere on Apr 29, 2020:

Here are some quotes for you. Have a great day!

bambam on Apr 29, 2020:

Inspirational Quotes

bambam x

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!


Artistic on Feb 26, 2020:

See PM re Paper Burritos swap.

Snaileditcrafts on Feb 10, 2020:

Hi, Vicki! I just mailed the swap, "CPG-Flat Mail- Senders Choice- US Only" I hope it arrives soon! Have a very Happy Valentine's Day! mil

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