Swap-bot Time: April 29, 2017 10:39 am


Date Joined: February 11, 2011
Last Online: April 29, 2017
Birthday: October 18, 1977
Country: United States

About Me

I am almost 40, live in Indiana, and stalk my mail carrier daily for my mail. I love to read, watch tv, and I am a foodie (I love to eat out). I love mail..it makes my day to go to the mailbox and find something exciting in it. I love crafts, and handmade items.

I have 2 teenagers both in online school so I am home with them all day every day. I NEED HAPPY MAIL lol :)

I am a open minded, non judgemental Christian. I run a non for profit charity called Home Of Our Own and we help foster kids who have aged out of care with any needs they may have.. We adopted one of my kids from foster care, so I have a special place in my heart for foster parents, and for all kinds of adoption.

I love all people, regardless of their religion, color, life choices, etc....can't we all just get along?

I love to read, mostly fiction, and I collect Nutcrackers, retro Christmas and stickers, and anything that has to do with fun mail.

I am a nerd. I love geeky stuff, nerd culture, anything that would have a convention or fandom about it, I love. I also am a gamer. My favorite game to play is Halo,(all of the Halo's except for Halo wars) but I also make time for Bioshock.

I am learning how to make junk journals (actually they are more like magpie journals-) and am obsessed with them !!! And smash books, could they BE any cooler????

I love anything Alice in Wonderland related, and children's book illustrations, and anything book or literature.

Fall is my all time favorite time of year,And Halloween is my favorite holiday. I would keep my house decorated for halloween year round, if it wouldn't make the neighbors nervous.

I also collect Santas, especially vintage and 50's era Christmas decor,aswell as Nightmare before Christmas.

I have 4 cats,(yes I am one of those women, but all of them have been rescued, so at least there's that ) , 2 teenagers, and a fantastic husband who hasn't left me yet, in spite of my swap bot habits

Favorite Books

Hunger Games, Stephanie Plum series, Harry Potter, Neil Gaiman, Sci fi and horror. I'd like to lie and put advanced and educational books here, but I am mostly about the fluff and useless information fiction. Basically, if I am at the library, and the cover looks shiny and has decent art, I will read it, especially if its sci fi or supernatural.

Favorite Television

Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Walking dead,Once upon a time,Supernatural, Grimm, Big Bang, Buffy, Modern Family, a few reality tv shows (Alaska bush people ,Alaska Last Frontier). And my new obsession is Stranger Things. I. Just. Can't. Even

Favorite Crafts

Junk journals !! I also love primitives, stickers and decorated envelopes. Altered journals, and altered scrapbooks are also something I am learning how to make. I love all all art and wish I had more talent. My stick people don't even look like sticks, but hey, I'm getting better.

I adore anything Mary Engelbreit, she is my favorite artist.

Wish List

I was an 80s kid so I love anything 80s (rainbow brite, care bears, alf, get along gang, etc. I love the retro video games as well especially Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Jr., Asteroids, Centerpede, Q-bert! I would love any crafts/items related to them!. Decorated paper clips,chipboard, die cuts, A flip book or pocket letter is ALWAYS welcome! Journal Charms would be lovely to receive! Whatever craft you make /specialize in - I appreciate home made from the heart items. Postcards ( not written on ) , ink pads, anything I can use in a junk journal/smash book , Tags and journal pages , tuck ins and charms/ ribbons, stickers, Alice in wonderland, Nightmare before Christmas, Day of the Dead, Dr. Who, unused stamps, anything with cats, rubber stamps and supplies , Woodland and fairy tale creatures, Mermaids, Softies, Washi ( because come on, washi is Fabulous) , Vintage Halloween, Nutcrackers, Any holiday themed item, especially retro, Home made envelopes, decorated envelopes, Stationery. Oh and I love ANYTHING pink or glittery. If its pink AND glittery, you are guaranteed an automatic heart.

Swap botters have the biggest hearts and some are so very crafty!! I love displaying art or craft items that someone took time to make Honestly, I really am easy to please.

Treats for a Family Member

I have a 14 year old who loves Dr.who, Star Trek and all things space related. I have a 16 year old who loves Anime

Both of my boys love tea. At night before bed they have a snack and then they use my tea kettle and whatever teas someone send me in a swap and drink them and rate them. What can I say, we are nerds. ..


The types of postcards I like are : Children's books, any books, Handmade, Anything Sci fi or geek related Art, Mermaids, Fantasy, Cemeteries, Halloween or anything dark and spooky, Cartoon or Illustrated ,Pretty. Unusual or Bizarre. Cats. Disney..


People with long dislikes lists....

The only thing that I really don't like is beets. And up to now, I've never received a beet or anything produce related in the mail, so, safe to say, I am easy to please

East Coast Peeps...

My husband is from Massachusetts ...we are HUGE New England Patriots fans,so anything Patriots would make my year....ephemera is great- ads, brochures, stickers, tags, or anything that is Patriots football related.. very hard to find anything here in Indiana.


CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Cinco de Mayo recipes on Apr 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you!! You always spoil me
Response: That's because you deserve it :)
Comment: Thank u!
rubiannee1979 rated for Sticky Note Assortment on Apr 28, 2017
Comment: I love the sticky notes and the pressed penny. I can mark him off of my list that I need to get on my trip.
Comment: I appreciate you waiting for your rating. This was very nice to open once I got home. Thank you for placing a few extras in. I really like it all. Placed my gift in my stocking till December.
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the adorable kitty stuff. I love it! Where did you get the little cat rubber stamps? They are too cute 💜
marlak2008 rated for Favorite Washi snippets #2 on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such beautiful washi snippets! I love all of them and the extras you sent me. So very thoughtful!
KSENiA rated for ATBR: What are you reading? on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute Alice postcard.
Lilpurplepig rated for Shaker Paper Clips - USA on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: I love the paperclips they are great. And thank you so much for reading my profile, that means a lot. I love cats so he was a great add on. Cannot wait to use them on a scrapbook page. The moon one will go on my SUPER MOON scrap page for sure. Again thank you so much for the great paperclips. Oh, the card is really great also. Love it got it hanging on my card banner in my craft room.
Comment: saving, thank you so much!! I just sent a swap off to you too!!
joybells2426 rated for WOW: Send some blue on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks you so much for the washi samples! I actually really like the greenish ones best! Blue/greens are my favorite colors. And the Alice bookmark is so cool! I'm so happy when someone reads my profile. Thanks for taking he time! If I get a break in my tbr pile, I'll check out the book.
MaryWolfe rated for SMSUSA: April 2017 Happy Mail! on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for such beautiful items! I love each and every one of them! And such lovely, lovely paper for the sweet williams (flowers), beautiful hand drawn notecard <3, washi tape, robin, and flower. Thanks!
Crazipurplelady rated for Message in a Bottle USA on Apr 16, 2017
Comment: Wow!!!!!!! In a good way! What a great assortment. Love the Cubbies pencils, I am from Chicago! Rogers Park/far north side! Have friends in Hammond! Thank you So much for all of it!!
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for Kindness swap on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Wow Vicki thanks so much for your kind words, and for mailing so promptly. I will mail yours on monday, I am working on swaps Sunday night, I hope. Have a Happy Easter God bless. I love everything you sent you spoil me you made my day
Comment: Oh my, where do I even begin??? Well, to start, I smiled as soon as I saw your springy looking card. Inside was wonderful and I had so much fun looking through everything and savoring the moment of beholding something new. The Anne of Green Gable stickers are awesome and how I love it that they're in the shape of stamps!!! Yeah, I saw too that there's a new series coming out next month and I plan on watching it. :) The insect stickers are so cute and I was excited when I saw the snail. :) The teas are new to me and I have never tried teas by those brands before. I look forward to tasting them! Yay for mason jar die-cuts!!! I'm going to have fun figuring what to do with them. I may use them to write an address on and then make mail art to go along with it. Your cloud die-cuts couldn't have arrived at a better time, because I needed one for a swap I'm hosting. I thought I was going to have to find one on-line to print and cut out, so thanks for saving me the trouble of having to do this! The washi tapes are lovely and I especially love the Russian dolls! The rest of the items I'll have fun crafting with. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your kindness and for all the thought you put into making this swap so special to receive!!!! I hereby shower you with hearts!!! Have a wonderful day and I hope you received some happy mail today too!
Response: You are so much fun to swap with that I had just the best time picking things for you- I am glad the clouds will help you, I was going with an April showers kinda idea, so I am happy you like them. Have a great Easter weekend! :)
Akanksha23 rated for Weekend Washi! #3 (USA) on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: I loved the Washi samples.. thank you..
Comment: Thank you!! Of course I opened it!
edgetorn rated for Mini-Pocket Journal on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Love your cool decorated envie! Omg... I couldn't open the adorable cloth bag fast enough. The book you made is beyond awesome...a combo of birds and cats...wow. Can't wait to try the citron tea.. Love your note, washi tape, stamped images, duck magnet, #5 card, band aids and the super cute ribbon clip. Please know that I truly love how you put your heart into this swap. You really read my profile and went all out. Omg I forgot to mention the little "kitty house it"... that Is the coolest thing ever! There's nothing worse than working so hard on a swap and getting a "liked it..thanks" comment. Just know that I really love and appreciate your talent and thoughtfulness!
Response: I am SO happy you liked it- you were easy to make this for, I had such a great time doing it for you- we cat lovers need to stick together :)
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome card and extra goodies. I loved the postcard of the 'Attack of the 50ft Woman'! So cool. Thanks again.
MCGalaxy rated for EF```Alice in Wonderland on Apr 11, 2017
changeling316 rated for IU: Creative Mania US on Apr 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome package 📦 I'm going to need to do some re gluing on the LEGOs but that's no big deal. Cool idea. The Enterprise turned out great too. I ❤️ it. Have a great day, Nathan ☘️
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I used gorilla glue on the Lego switch but was worried it wouldn't survive shipping. Sorry you have to re glue :( I'm glad the enterprise made it in one piece !

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tiffkay on Apr 18, 2017:

Heya Vicki!! ☺️ Thanks for the wonderful Starter Kit! I am very appreciative of how thoughtful you are! I will write back to you pretty soon here! Hope you're week is a TeRRRRific one! 🌺

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 17, 2017:

Hi I mailed your kindness swap today 9500 0122 4226 7107 0267 20 delivery date 4/20 its nothing much.

tiffkay on Apr 11, 2017:

No Problem! ☺️ Hope you're having a great week?

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 11, 2017:

EF ~ Happy Easter Deco Swap Mail Deadline: Apr 16, 2017

I hope you like the images I chose for you Have a great Easter week I know you didn't join this swap I just wanted to share this with you and put some happy on your profile

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 6, 2017:

tiffkay on Apr 4, 2017:

Hi Vicki! Hope all is well! ☺️ Just stopped in to check on you! Hope to hear from you soon!

lagemaz on Mar 30, 2017:


I am reminded of a favorite gift growing up, a ceramic avocado used to root the seed.

Thank You!


MCGalaxy on Mar 21, 2017:

Alice in Wonderland!!!

I hope you enjoy the images. I tried to choose something a little different than most other people.

doulakk on Mar 20, 2017:

Welcome to our group!
Please join one or two swaps!

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Mar 20, 2017:

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