Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2017 1:44 pm


Original Member
Last Online: July 21, 2017
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
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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.

I'm a senior software implementer who travels to client sites about half the time. My husband and I have no children. We dine out constantly just like the rest of Houston, Texas. 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).

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


Yakima1955 rated for Random PC International #5 on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: What a great card!! Before we saw the Alamo, we were led to believe that it was a big thing; then, when we got there we realized, it wasn't much of a building at all. Tombstone is like that, too. Especially now. It hasbecome very "touristy" Oh, well... LOVE the card. Have a great weekend Karen
TangledInMegs rated for B&W PCs week 28 on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thanks for the postcard! I have this collection too! It's nice to get them because then I can keep one and send one :)
featheredneststudio rated for A.Q. Summery Mug Rug! on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mug rug and nice note!
Response: Happy swapping.
Response: Have a great summer,
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I hope to stay cool! Today is lovely! Till next time swapping with you have a wonderful week!
Response: Thank you for the heart - have a great summer.
marlak2008 rated for Mega notecards--USA on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: The notecards you sent were absolutely wonderful! It's hard to pick a favorite because I love them all but the dragonfly one was especially gorgeous. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity!
Response: You're very welcome and thank you for the heart.
Christine6035 rated for ATC Butterfly Theme on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc! Stay cool!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
laterdayze rated for SSUSA: Sender's Choice PC on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! The weather here is about the same. Hot but with lots of rain! :)
Response: Happy swapping - try to stay dry and cool.
georgiafae rated for Hedgehog ATC on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: I like your style of drawing-it made me giggle it's so cute and fresh looking. Like the cricut one too but they definetley have styles of their own. Thanks for sending me a smile and happy mail. See you in Jams Land!
Response: You're too kind - Thank you for the heart - I'm glad I could make you smile.
Lilianders rated for Diecut lovers ATC on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Your robot must have taken a lot of time to create! Thank you for your nice ATC!
Response: Thank you for the heart - the bits were tiny and my hands are not - can we say tweezers?
BeeMGee rated for Card Making Challenge #39 on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks Vicki. Lovely card.
Response: Thank you the heart - have a great summer.
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thanks for everything! I love it all :). Plus, I can't wait to use that small tote/purse!
Response: Thank you for the heart. The little Poochie bag is good for a walk in the park. It'll hold a book, a water bottle and an apple but not much more.
mjhaertling rated for FF: Patriotic FQ on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice fat 1/4. Love the stars.
Response: Happy swapping. Have a great summer.
Comment: I love the ducky postcard! I can see how his reflection would confuse right sides up. LOL! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart - the picture's from a wildlife poster,
ginny19590 rated for ATC 2017# 27: Up-cycled -USA- on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you......=)
Response: Happy swapping.
LadyJo rated for Christmas in July PC Swap on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Very nice Christmas postcard! I liked it a lot! Yes we are in the 90's hot and humid! I think you are cooler in TX.
Response: Thank you for the heart - think cool thoughts!
Sunflower107 rated for Christmas in July - Cards on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you, very pretty card
Response: Think winter and stay cool!
Response: Happy swapping - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: thank you for the beautiful blocks! very nicely done!
Response: Thank you for the heart - and the patience!
Candyn29 rated for Atc with a heart on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart!

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Doraecyscraps on Jun 27, 2017:

Hi Vicki, I am mailing out the stamped images for paper crafts. Hope it reaches you safely! 😃

Doraecyscraps on Jun 27, 2017:
MiRdLHWY43 on May 6, 2017:

Hi Vicki, I'm wondering if you received the postcard from April sender's choice cpg? Have a great Saturday!

Mugsie on Mar 19, 2017:

Smiley69 on Feb 28, 2017:

Hi Vicki! I sent you a couple of messages, but decided to try posting here in case you don't check those. I just received your card back in the mail that I sent you for Valentine's cards (USA)...It says "return to sender, wrong address". I double checked and the address I used is the same as the one listed here on swap-bot. Do you have a new address? Or is this a weird post office issue and I should try resending with the same address? Thank you! Stacy

RyeRye on Dec 3, 2016:


armadillogal on Dec 2, 2016:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

Mimi7 on Jul 26, 2016:

Hi Vicki, Loved how the fish jam turned out :)

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

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