Swap-bot Time: February 5, 2023 4:00 pm


Date Joined: May 14, 2010
Last Online: February 5, 2023
Birthday: January 30
Country: United States

About Me

1/12/23- Hi all! I’m going to a scrapbooking/crafting weekend and will not have access to my mail until Monday, Jan. 16. I will get everything rated as soon as possible, thank you for your grace & patience! Hopefully I will get a ton accomplished but…. Lots of visiting, laughing, and eating at these events, soβ€¦πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

11/29/22 - Hi all! The swaps I received have been rated - yippeee for wonderful Happy Mail! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday - being with family is always so special to me, as we only have our kids, DIL, and Grandbaby & lots of wonderful memories of those that have passed away over the years! Thanks again for your patience and grace while I was away! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

11/20/22 - Hi all! We are going to be traveling a good 13 hours tomorrow (to Colorado Springs for family Thanksgiving - yippee! And I will have Yaya time with Jemma, who turned 9 months yesterday), so will be putting my swaps in the mail today at the post office and marking them sent, since the hubby will not want to mess with my mail tomorrow! Not trying to pull a fast one, as the mail does not run today, just trying to keep peace in the truck! LOL!

I will not have access to my mail until Monday, 11/28/22, and have rated everything I currently have received. Thank you for the wonderful Happy Mail all!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and thank you for your patience on me rating you when I get back! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

10/17/22 - Hi all! Our trip to Mexico was wonderful and being back to reality is somewhat annoying! LOL! I could get used to beach life and being waited on, which is not happening here at home! LOL! I have rated everything I received, so if there isn't a rating, it hasn't reached me yet. Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

10/06/22 - Hi all! We are traveling again on 10/10 through 10/15, and I will not have access to my mail until 10/17. Also, the internet may be spotty, so messages may have to wait as well! Thank you for your grace and understanding! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

09/13/22 - Hi everyone! I am back home and have rated everything I received while I was gone - thank you for your patience! Some of my swaps were mailed from the hotel, so hoping they went the day they were supposed to - fingers, toes, and eyes crossing! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

09/05/22 - Hi everyone! I am traveling again from Tuesday, 09/06 thru Monday, 09/12, and will not have access to my mail - I will rate everyone when I return - thank you for your patience and grace!

Please say a prayer for our Miss Greta Mae and us, as it is our first time boarding her and we are a tad nervous! Hubby is in CO and I am heading to IN, so not close if anything would happen (heaven forbid!), she is a total Momma's baby, so... There will be tears when I drop her off tomorrow - sob!

Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

08/25/22 - Everything I received has been rate - yipppeee! So many fun swaps received and appreciated! The countdown for my retirement has started - come on end of September! LOL!

08/19/22 - I am leaving for NE and Hippiefest, so will not have access to my mail from 08/19 - 08/22 - I will catchup on ratings when I return - thank you for your patience and grace! Peace out everyone ;)

07/12/22 - Had a wonderful time with family in CO, of course it went way too quickly - sigh! Baby Jemma was trying to crawl already at 4 1/2 months old - I cried knowing I would not see her for several months and how quickly they change - sigh! Anyhow, I am caught up on ratings and appreciate everyone's patience! If it is not rated yet, I haven't received it and the mail has been slow, so... Hugs and Happy Swapping!

07/05/22-not sure what happened to my update-in CO and will not get my mail until July 11. Will catch up on ratings that week! Thank you for your patience! πŸ€—

06/21/22 - I am home and caught up on ratings - yipppeee! Loved my time with my CO family but it is always great to be home as well! Although I miss Baby Jemma's smiles and blowing raspberries at everyone! LOL! Missed my hubby and stuff - like Happy Mail! LOL! Thank you for your patience! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

06/03/22 - I have just found out my CO kiddos are in a lurch for daycare due to COVID - sigh! So this IL gal is heading to CO with her furbaby! I will not have access to my mail from June 4 - June 20 - I will rate and comment on swaps when I return to a "normal" life! I ask for your grace and patience, as we all know life happens, so... Thank you and Happy Swapping! ;)

05/24/22 - sadly some of my mail seems to be going Pony Express instead of normal mail times - everything has been mailed timely but I am not sure why some of it is taking so dang long to get to my partners! If you feel enough time has gone by, please reach out and I will be happy to resend! So annoying but what can we do? Thanks for your patience and understanding!

05/02/22 I only had a few swaps come in while I was gone over the weekend and I have them rated - yipppeee! Hugs and Happy Swapping!

03/18/22 Hi all! I am caught up on ratings, so if it is not rated, it has not been received yet. Thank you for your patience while I was catching up! My trip to see Jemma Elizabeth was way too short and so much fun! It was my first time flying alone and it went off without a hitch - thank you Southwest Airline for having lovely, helpful staff! I was a tad worried but it all went smoothly and that was so appreciated!! Now I am working on swaps and looking forward to my Happy Mail!

Hugs and Happy Swapping Everyone!

Hi all! I am finally getting to see my sweet Grandbaby in person - Jemma Elizabeth! I will be flying out on March 8, 2022, and returning on the 15th. I will not have access to my mail until I return after March 15. Please be patient about me rating - I will catch up as quickly as possible and just know I am over the top excited to meet this little one! I am a Yaya for the first time and if I chat about her a bunch, well, please bear with me on that as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Hi all, our sweet Granddaughter (Jemma) was born today - 02/19/22, and I am over the top excited to be a Yaya for the first time! Thank you everyone that has been patient with me chatting about her in my swaps - it might get worse before it gets better! LOL! Please be patient with me! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Moved our youngest son to Crete, NE in October 2021 and we are empty nesters again, except for Miss Greta Mae, our fur baby!!

It is so strange just being the hubby and fur baby here, but we will adjust in time - I guess...

We adopted a puppy (Ms. Greta) on March 9, 2021, and I forgot how much work they are! LOL! She is a sweetheart but I am way older than when we have had puppies in the past and my Mom eyes in the back of my head seem to be gone, so I have to watch her like a hawk or she is into stuff! LOL! This too shall pass and I am enjoying her puppy silliness & all the love she has to share! Thanks for your understanding if I get behind on rating or commenting on your ratings! Hugs and Happy Swapping πŸ˜‰

My oldest and his family have moved to Colorado Springs, CO over the 2019 Christmas holidays! They are so excited and we have a new place to visit! LOL!

I am married and have two sons & an awesome DIL - I love the thought of scrap-booking and making cards, but have been lacking the energy as of late! Also love reading and meeting new friends through fb or other group sites! Hope I can participate in some of the swaps on this site and make some new friends!

I was in two B-day clubs with some gals in the UK, from FB and participated in a Christmas card exchange as well. I am always amazed at how creative the cards are from these lovely ladies!

When my oldest son left for college in August 2009, I felt such a void in my life, then I got on fb and found the groups I was involved with - I also found fv and was addicted for awhile!!

Now my oldest graduated from college and Army ROTC in May 2013 and my youngest graduated from college in 2017! Time does fly!

I enjoy meeting new people, exchanging cards and pcs with them, as well as going to local scrap booking events and meeting new folks!

So far I have been lucky that any swaps I have signed up for, I have been able to fulfill my obligation. I would hope that would continue.

I am not into drama and will try to send stuff that I think my swap partner will enjoy - however if I miss the mark, well stuff happens! I am very easy going with what folks send me and just look forward to seeing how others respond to the different swaps!

Loves/Likes - My family, Being happy, Hearing kiddos laugh, Being with gal pals, Scrapbooking, Card making, Meeting new people, Love, love, love to read! The library is one of my favorite places!! The beach, Halloween, Christmas, Birthdays! Soccer, Taking pictures, Being able to help others, Being able to laugh at myself , A clean house (this is a dream of mine but I am a bit of a clutter bug, so...), Traveling, Vacations, Flowers, Learning new things,

Dislikes- Drama when it is not necessary, People that just need to get over themselves, Vacations that do not work out, Kids being disrespectful to their elders and each other, Car problems, Health issues, Feeling like someone has taken advantage of you or someone you care about, Housework! lol

Ratings - I am very good about trying to rate quickly, so if you sent me something and do not see a rating timely, please let me know! Either I did not get the item or it got mixed in with other stuff!! That does happen sometimes!

Flaked on the Punch Art ATC #26 - touch of Red I hosted: FibreJunky - I pmed and emailed, but have not heard from her - swap was angeled - she should not sign up for any additional swaps I host - grrrr!

Flaked on the Punch Art ATC #33-Two Twists that I hosted:Emawee0307 - I emailed her, as she has not been on swap-bot since the day she marked sent, but her partners have not received anything - swap will be angeled, and she is banned from my future swaps - dang this is getting old!

Got flaked on for the Postcards for Sonya - GingerR - how sad this was a RAK sort of swap, so...

Got flaked on the What's for Thanksgiving Dinner? PC swap by teamtiredfeet - what a drag! How hard is it to send a dang pc?? ;(

Flaked on by @Ratatatat in the My Sept 2016 - EDITED swap - this was a bummer as it was a bit time consuming as it covered a whole month - so... The host is angeling the swap with her Oct info.


I love all postcards - have a soft spot for vintage postcards but really have not met a postcard I didn't like! LOL!

I would love to receive some cute address labels and could exchange pcs for them! If you can help me out, please send me a pm!

Not trying to be a pain but am cutting way back on international swaps - especially pc swaps! Between the cost of postage increasing and having to resend pcs overseas - it has just been a pain for all! I have really enjoyed sending and receiving from the overseas swaps, but need to make cuts, so... Hopefully everyone understands!


ScrapHappyGabi rated for Happy New Year Card - USA on Feb 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you, Vicky!! Hope you are having a great New Year!! Great goals for 2023! Sending hugs from me to you! x Gabi
Comment: Thank you for the great postalette and note!
Comment: Thanks for this pretty PC! It's a good thing you sent it in plastic as it protected your card from being almost burned, it looks like. Wow! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks for sending this postcard to me and for the coloring card. I will be sending home the art collab postcard with the next round. I appreciate you taking the time to not send a card I've already worked on back to me. Not all swappers take the time to do that.
Comment: Cute card, I do have plans for Valentine's my Best Friend and I are going to have a girls hang out, we haven't seen each other in forever, so it will be lots of fun. πŸ’•
MailArtbyJac rated for Advertising Postcard #4 on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
MsBellaDonna rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #34 US Only on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Miss Greta Mae sounds like a sweetie! When I married my husband he was a package deal with his two dogs (both Lab mix rescues!) named Jasper and Emma :)
Comment: Thanks for the cute Valentine card! Congrats on your retirement!!! That must feel amazing. Enjoy it. πŸ˜½β€οΈπŸ’Œ
dawnakaulen rated for MULTIVIEW Postcard on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: Great multiview choice, thank you!
TTrotti rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #35 on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: Hi Vicky! Your Cute mail arrived in my box today! Thx so much. Love all the flower stickers and can def. use them. I hope u find some cute eyeglasses. I always find mine in the $ store and stock up when I'm in USA. Good luck with the left eye surgery! See ya round the postbox! Tama x
PrincessLeia rated for January Babies HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Hello Vicky, Thankyou for the birthday card and PCs. Love the horses! ❀️❀️❀️
Comment: I received my card but waiting until the 14th to open. Thank you!
Response: Hi! Sounds like a great ideal! Enjoy! Thank you for the comment and rating! Hugs, Happy Swapping, and Happy Valentine's Day! ;)
AnitaHames rated for RSC: Polka Dots on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card. TamiHope would've loved it.
Response: Hi! Thank you for the lovely comment, rating, and heart! All the best! Hugs, Happy Swapping, and Happy Valentine's Day! ;)
Kairbear rated for CPG 2023 Resolutions PC - US on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! I hope your surgery goes well! I will be thinking of you. I also need a crafting area! Happy New Year, Vicky!
Response: Hi! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! My right eye is doing great and the left is getting done on Feb. 8 - so at least part of the resolutions are getting done early! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and the nice note! That is a really fun tradition you and your husband have!! Have a lovely Valentine's Day!
Response: Hi! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! All are appreciated! Hugs, Happy Swapping, and Happy Valentine's Day! ;)
laprochaine rated for UHM: Feed the Birds Day 🐦 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: I am so jealous that you got to see those eagles!! How cool 😎 What a neat thing to look forward to the pelicans. We had a hummingbird make a nest on our front porch this last year. That was incredibly cool to see her put it together with spider webs and lichen! The babies were so far in the nest we never got to see them but we were sure they were there because mama kept coming back. I hope you find that photography group! What an amazing thing that would be. Happy birding!
Response: Hi! I do understand being jealous, as seeing the eagles always makes my day! LOL! I am jealous of your hummingbird nest - have not seen that around here, so each place has awesome stuff going on! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! All are appreciated! All the best with your birding! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
ahywka rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #327 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Your weekend notecard Just arrived! Thanks for sharing those exciting moment with me 😁 i was pretty lazy that weekend πŸ˜… happy swapping 😘
Response: Hi! Thank you for the fun comment, rating, and heart! Some weekends are lazy, others are exciting - LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Karen07 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #328 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks Vicky! So nice to hear such good news!
Response: Hi! Thank you for the nice comment, rating, and heart! All are appreciated! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
MelissaLB rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #209 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards. I had to laugh when I saw the card from Shipshewana. I live about 15 minutes away from there and often meet family for lunch downtown. Good times!
Response: Hi! That is a hoot about the Shipshewana pc! Do you go to the flea market very often? I would be in trouble if I lived that close! Thank you for the nice comment, rating, and heart! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful snowflake PC! I love the gel plate background! Sounds like you had fun at your scrapbooking event! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hi! Thank you for the lovely comment, rating, and heart! The event was tons of fun, as I love visiting with everyone! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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simcoe54 on Jan 30, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

Mimi7 on Nov 8, 2022:

Yes they did come with a label saying from you and Mgm and dolly

susieq11 on Sep 2, 2022:

I got the San Diego postcard today!! I have been there a few times but it has been SO LONG! It’s beautiful! Hope you get there one day!! Thank you so much! xoxo

debbiespoms on May 5, 2022:

Hey there Vicky! I just sent you Friend request in Relationships. Don't know why I didn't think of this before now. But would be awesome to have you added to my Friend list! Thanks so much for being a wonderful person!

Mimi7 on Feb 21, 2022:

Congratulations Yaya on your precious granddaughter!

tcornell on Jan 27, 2022:


Just stopping by to say "Hi"!


jay9 on Jan 26, 2022:

Hi Vicky, Thank You for your additions to my postcard from Art Collab #95. I like the flowers and sentiment very much. Happiness and Peace to you jeannine/jay9 here in swapbot

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 27, 2021:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year thank so much for sending Layla a Christmas card

OrigamiGrace on Nov 25, 2021:


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