Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 11:02 pm


Original Member
Last Online: April 20, 2024
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
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About Me

If you didn't get something I was supposed to have sent - trust me, I sent it - but please let me know and I'll be happy to resend. Also, please let me know if I've sent the wrong thing!

I have finally retired after having worked for 54 years since the age of 15 - Yeah! I've started cooking again and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it! 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, 3 female. The latest addition is a beautiful, mostly white, male rag doll who is getting huge and has outpaced my male Burmese. And I thought he was big!

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


Comment: Thank you for the cute card! Sounds super good! Even better because we were in Denali yesterday! haha didn't see any moose though!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love the Lemur. How is your garden coming along? I have lots and lots and lots of clean-up from a big storm we had a few weeks ago. It devistated my gardens and I lost many trees and shrubs. It will all get fixed. I am happy spring is here!
Ladyadybug rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #32 on Apr 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Lovely cards! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Posting!
Comment: Spring is here but unfortunately too short. We still have lots of blooms but it is getting hot quickly. Hope you are having a nice spring! Did you get any of those crazy storms?
Response: Thank you for the heart - We have had some heavy rains, but Houston has been spared the hign winds . Happy Swapping!
debbiespoms rated for CPG-This or That Postcard #3-US on Apr 14, 2024
Comment: Thanks Vicki for your answers on This or that. I very much enjoyed reading about each subject. This is a fun swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
fortannam rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the fun chunk!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a an amazing assortment of goodies!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you liked everything - Happy Swapping!
JenZen5 rated for MMHWH - Make Me An ATC #14D - USA on Apr 14, 2024
Comment: Beautifully made ATC with a great message. Thank you! Have a lovely day.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
KrystalCook84 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #58 on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards, thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC. I always live in a small town and when I visit big towns like Houston, I feel like a cage animal. Haha, but having all your conveniences close by is the only thing I miss from my small town. We did finally get a dollar general last year, so that was nice :) Have a great day :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - I thought when I retired I might want to leavce the city, but no - I'm staying put - Happy Swapping!
JaneG rated for WIYM, Country you don't live in #2 on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the cool vintage card with a bit of back history too!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards, especially the old desk with books and the fairies!
Response: Glad you like them - Thank you for the heart!
Vickyen rated for SSM: QSCP #70 on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Hi Vicki! I feel like it has been awhile since we have been partners and I hope this finds you well! Love your Picato pc and quote! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart - we're all doing fine here - it is truly spring in Houston, bringing all the rain with it.
Comment: Thanks Vicki for the generous amount of patterned papers! I do like the selections you chose for me. I can't wait to use it. Have a wonderful day.
Response: Thank you for the heart - one thing I have is a room full of paper!
dabsfree56 rated for AATC: COLORBURST ATC 3:1. on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: Such a beautiful card--thank you! Almost as exciting as the eclipse today! LOL
Response: So glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
Mystyne rated for CPG Things with Wings ATC #2 - US on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly ATC. Spring is definately in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. The flowers are beautiful up here.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love butterflies!
Comment: Hi Vicki and thank you for these cute little booklets from offcuts. Finally! A good way to use up some of my huge pile of bits and pieces. What a fun swap. And the little booklets you made turned out so well - perfect for taking little notes! Thanks for a fun swap.
Response: Thank you for the heart - these were fun to make - I can see them in little pockets in a journal - Happy Swapping!
Irys rated for 25 used postage stamps #48 on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: thank you for resend. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the rating - did you get to see the eclipse?
Comment: Thank you for the really nice notecards. Spring arrived here early. We had very few days of cold days with frost. It is 65 degrees here today and has not even reached the high yet. The spring flowers are already blooming and looking really good. My son has already mowed my lawn once and will have to do it again this weekend.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm glad you're enjoying spring - Happy Swapping!

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redyellownow on Mar 26, 2024:

They are such little cuties!

redyellownow on Mar 26, 2024:


CookieMomster78 on Apr 4, 2023:

ABC: Mystery Supply Cards #1

🌷Thank you for your pink-themed ATC πŸ’•

lou on Dec 29, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

simcoe54 on Dec 3, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

YooperHill on Oct 24, 2022:

Re: ABC’S fun with stamps 3 I love the return! Thank you for your work& prompt return!

CookieMomster78 on Aug 12, 2022:

Greetings from the seaside!


hibiscus on Aug 15, 2021:

Love what you do with your part of a jam swap! 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!

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