Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2019 5:57 am


Original Member
Last Online: May 22, 2019
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.

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!!

Wrapping up 2018 - I mailed 458 cards, letters & packages - 16 were never acknowledged - 2 came back with no forwarding address and of the items I was to receive 22 never made it to me. Of the ones that didn't make it to me, most were from people I know always send so I imagine they disappeared somewhere in the horrendous weather we've had this year. All around a good year with less than 5% not received. And a 3 inch stack of index cards - one for every swap I was in last year.

I'm a senior software implementer who travels to client sites occasionally and works 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 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 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


Highlander18 rated for TT&E: USA SC Postcards #1 on May 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great cards!! Shaped yews is interesting!! Yes we had more snow on the 20th too! Maybe flowers can be planted this weekend. Thank you for joining the swap.
Fritosmom rated for Scatts PC Swap - T - US Only on May 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Telephone Booth and HaHa I should do my Taxes also! Happy Swapping
evanselli rated for CPG Butterfly ATCs - Global on May 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly ATCs, they look so delicate. I am very happy to add them to my collection 😊❤️
ccgigglebox rated for YTPC: Flow-ish Journal on May 21, 2019
Comment: Its amazing! I love the papers and embellishments. I can't wait to use them in some personal crafts. Thanks so much
Comment: Thanks for the pretty kitty PC! I love fur babies! Our Dusty kitty thinks she is a puppy. She fetches, guards the house, chases cats, and speaks when spoken to. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
mellowmel rated for Scatts PC Swap - R - US Only on May 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Somehow half the answers got torn off. I'm guessing it probably got caught on tape from another package in the mail or something.
Response: Well, you didn't miss any sparkling wit! Happy swapping
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
porpie5 rated for CPG Yellow Flat Envie - US Only on May 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the yellow papers! I snapped your letter open and the die cuts jumped out at me! hahaha! Made my day! Thanks again!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love going through my paper stash.
iheartushi rated for Homemade Postcard Swap on May 16, 2019
Comment: I love the post card of cute cats! Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love cats!
Doodlefingers101 rated for Deco Envie # 7 theme Dogs on May 15, 2019
Comment: How wonderful loved your letter thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love all my fur babies!
goinjenny rated for TT&E: USA SC Postcards #1 on May 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: Happy posting!
Comment: i feel ya on moving items to make paper room.
Response: Happy swapping!
lizzmathwhiz rated for Just Randomness on May 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the random goodies and the sweet note :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Lucine rated for Card Making Challenge #61 on May 12, 2019
Comment: I enjoy swapping and besides every card making challenge is different. Thank you for the cute card:)
Response: Thank you for the heart! I really enjoy making the cards.
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Pick Your Theme on May 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the B&W themed postcards in the citrusy envelope, Vicki. Charming cat stickers too!
Response: Thank you for the Heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: I love your book! My cat Penny is currently sitting half on the keyboard so I understand your 'Life with Pi' :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - the book was a lot of fun to make.
Comment: Thank you so much, I love it ❤️ I feel so happy looking at this sweet little elephant and the happy polka dots surrounding him. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart! I love making mug rugs, you get the satisfaction of finishing a quilt without dedicating your life to it.
Response: Happy swapping!
paperlvr rated for EP Layering/bavkground Paper Swap on May 1, 2019
Comment: Many thanks for the beautiful array of papers! So many of them are so very unique! It will be lots of fun to use them!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm a paper lover too, and a bit of a hoarder when it comes to paper - Happy Crafting!
mb58ca rated for PC Series - April on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Love the postcards—they're all new! Actually, I would have bought a New Orleans pc from eBay in the next few days!!! Thanks again for perfect timing ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like them!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 3095 10 11
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2514 4092 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


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!!

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

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