Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2018 11:46 am


Original Member
Last Online: September 24, 2018
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

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


perkl8r rated for QNT blossom blocks BLUE prints on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: thank you, lovely blocks
Response: Thank you for the heart! Hugs and happy swapping.
shirleyinCA rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Dots on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all those dots! Just love that snowman!
Response: So glad you like everything - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Lovely! Thank you for all of the fall goodies :o) I also did not have as many fall items in my stash as I thought I did so it was fun to get some new variety!
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy Swapping!
vontakk rated for Scattergories PC Swap - L - US Only on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Loved this so much!!! Thank you!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - these are fun swaps.
Comment: LOL t his is a pretty obvious quote and the fact that Winston Churchill said it... is a bit surprising! HAHAH!! Thanks bunches! It's a lovely photo of a masted ship!! <3
Response: Glad it made you smile - Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great cards.
Response: Thank for thr heart - Happy Posting!
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #5 on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: thanks so much Vicki! Neat homemade envie too!
Response: Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
freddy26 rated for 3 Vegan / Vegetarian Recipes on Sep 18, 2018
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love that postcard!! Telling my age, but I remember wearing those Jantzen swimsuits! And...If I win the Lottery, you will get your Jag!!
Response: I hope you win the lottery - These are fun swaps - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful blossom blocks! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - glad you like them!
ArtyBeth3 rated for YTPC: Slide and Stand card on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Never say your art isn't brilliant. I really LOVE the card you made for me. What's not to love - - it slides, it stands, it's got colorful flowers and a bird - so cheerful, and perfect for me. It's standing right my by computer making me smile. Thank you for this lovely card! :)
Response: I'm so glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
Poohtat rated for CPG Sept Senders Choice PC - US Only on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Nice postcard, Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy Swapping
Comment: I love what the cat did....what would we do without our furry friends!
Response: Thank you for the heart - glad you didn't mind the teeth marks.
LegacyHardware rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Vicki, my partner Jeanette loves your card, as do I, a young lady with attitude, in pink & purple. Lovely to learn a little of your background. Thanks very much!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping.
Zander rated for Christmas ATC Card on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Love the ATC, Thank You so much.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - Happy swapping!
Comment: Ooo, I bet that Sherlock Holmes exhibit was awesome!! I still.need to watch the series Benedict Cumberbatch did.
Response: The BBC Holmes is great and I enjoy Elementary too. Happy Swapping!
squince rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #16 on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: Gorg! I love poppies!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of the gardens in Kent. How lovely that you got to spend some summers in such a beautiful place.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I want to go back to England!
JenniferJo rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #12 on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Happy swapping!
soccer8s rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #12 on Sep 4, 2018
Response: Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2770 7 7
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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

cindygroet on Feb 12, 2018:

Quick and easy profile message #16:

Hi Vicki, I received once your beautiful Magpie Journal. Are you not making them anymore? There is a special group for it now: MJS. I also like watching Criminal Minds and NCIS.

Greetings from Holland and have a wonderful day, Cindy

Kellpepper on Jan 25, 2018:

National Bird Day ATC rating check. Thank you for participating in my 1st swap!


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