Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2021 5:57 pm


Original Member
Last Online: July 26, 2021
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

I'm taking a brief hiatus from joining any swaps while I re-organize my studio and get ready for life after quarantine. But I'll be checking in on a regular basis and back soon!

****We've had sketchy mail service for months now - so I'm sure some of the mail has gone astray, so please, 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


aspens rated for WIYM: STREET VIEW on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Pretty postcard! Thanks so much for sending! I hope you get a break from the rain soon :)
Comment: Your yarn colors are so beautiful! Can you tell me the info about them? Hubby's requested a whole blanket like that ... and any time he WANTS more purple around, lol
Response: Thank you for the heart - the yarn is Hobby Lobby's I Love this Yarn in Shocking Violet. It's available from them on line if you don't have a store near you.
minniepic rated for WIYM: 5 PC Scavenger Hunt USA on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards❤️
Response: So glad you like them - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome selection of red goodies! ❤️
Response: Thank you for the Heart! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Oh my! I love what you sent me. The floral one is so my style and I squealed when I saw the fish ephemera in the beachy one. Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap!❤️
Response: This were fun to put together - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great summery postcard, I love the colours and the glittery fish :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - Have a great summer!
evanselli rated for YTPC: Mini-Ephemera Holder on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I loved how you did the bright colours,and thank you for all the ephemera😊❤️
Response: I enjoyed making this - so glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
simcoe54 rated for Mixed Up on Jul 3, 2021
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy 4th of July!
Camiliann rated for YTPC: Book Page Envelopes USA on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: I also had so much fun making these. I will definitely be making these again!! To precious thanks so much!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
mummsie rated for QnT Teacup shaped mug rug on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Oh Vicki, it couldn't be more perfect for me!. Hearts are my signature as well. Simply love it and laughed through your whole letter! Many thanks.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it - Happy swapping!
Tricia22 rated for AN: A to Z PCs #9 (global) on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice selection of postcards. Happy Swapping
Response: You're welcome - Happy swapping!
georgiafae rated for Three Pocket Card with Tag+ on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Very nicely done-I like the subdued color scheme-and the lovely extras you added. Enjoyed the poem about the Frolicing Wind(we have wind all the time in ND) Such lovely things you put in the pockets-thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I had fun making it - Happy swapping!
Rbrstmpr rated for SMSUSA: 3 Window Envelopes on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Such a lovely selection of envies, each the same yet wonderfully different. Just the right amount of bling. Perfection and I thank you enormously.
Response: Thank you for the heart - the window envelopes were fun, trying to think of a theme for each one.
Tara rated for AAA: Uno, Dos, Tres! #3 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Begokschaf rated for Cats ATC - Second Round on Jun 15, 2021
Comment: So fun. Thank you. I love seeing everyone’s creativity.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love cats!
Comment: Thank you for the note and stickers! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Vicki! This book page folder is just amazing! I love all the papers you used on the cover and how you pieced them all together. And all the pockets and envelopes inside holding so many fun goodies - papers, tags, ephemera, tickets, journal cards and papers - so much fun stuff that I will be able to use for future projects. It was funny that you mentioned in your note that you didn't think you did the envelopes correctly - I thought the same thing when I got finished but they seemed to work fine so I left them. So I don't know if your's are "right" or not but they look so pretty and work perfectly! Thank you so much for a really special swap!
Response: I'm so glad you like what I sent - it took some time to get all the bits and pieces together and I'm happy that you think everything came out well. And thank you for the heart!
takinley rated for SMSUSA: Blind Envelope: Flowers! on Jun 13, 2021
Comment: I am also glad that we can finally be able to start rejoining the world again. I have been working through the entire pandemic but some have not been that lucky. I love the items that you sent me: postcard, stickers, paper, and notecard and tag. Thank you for these beautiful items. I am already thinking about what project to use them in; the paper.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm glad I sent some things you can use - Happy crafting!
evanselli rated for SSM: May Stickers on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap and the stickers as well😊❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Autist rated for SCATTS - C - ROUND 8 - US ONLY on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the coffee card. Your answers were fun. Who doesn't want Chocolate in their day? Cheers!
Response: Thank you for the rating - these are always fun!

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BusyB on Mar 17, 2021:

Please read your PM from me. Thanks. 😊

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


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!!


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