Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2017 9:34 am


Original Member
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

Due to Hurricane Harvey, some of the mail coming to me at the beginning of September may have been lost. It's still straggling in - but I definitely won't rate anyone poorly. Everyone has been so understanding about the delays on my part.

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


minniepic rated for WIYM: Christmas Card Exchange Swap on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice Christmas cards:)
Fabriqueen rated for Singleview postcard x3 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool San Francisco PC! They have a pretty skyline. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the note. I love animals and its nice that you are helping those cats.
Tracykason rated for Touristy PC # 6 - Animal on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Love the longhorns - thanks!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: You must have been looking at another name when you sent this as you put the wrong first name but everything else is fine! I have been to Yellowstone but it was so many years ago.
Response: Sorry about the name - I've always been afraid of doing that when I send several things out at one time - but at least you got it - again sorry!
Toby2017 rated for (PCG) M is for... on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: LOVED the postcard!!! Our blasted weather can NOT make up its mind....lol... cold one day..hot the next.
Response: Thank you for the heart - happy swapping!
Avi rated for Ephemera pack November: winter on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely stuff! Especially the paper napkins!
Response: Thank you for the heat!
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Challenge #43 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. :-)
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping!
Comment: Nice block Vicki.... It will be nice if we do enough of these to do a quilt top!
Response: Thank you for the heart and happy quilting!
Lantana149 rated for Upcycled Greeting Card on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Wow! I love all the tags you made and the book mark. And I had to go back and read the details, i think i did mine wrong! Oh well. :) You live and learn HEARTS, HEARTS and more HEARTS to you. Well done.!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. I have got to start reading the swaps more closely. Happy swapping!
jj9jj rated for Orange - Disappearing 4 Patch on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Loved the square! Looks great!
Response: Thank you for the heart! So kind.
Poohtat rated for When Was The Last Time.... on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your answers. I love The Good Doctor!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
squince rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet E - USA on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks!!
Response: Happy swapping!
Comment: Hope you had a wonderful Halloween too! - and thank you for the beautiful card <3
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy Snail Mail!
Mammybarnes rated for ATC 2: Dog On It on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC the colors in the background really makes the dog pop out. Good job. Thank you for the note card love it.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I love doing ATCs'
bbsporty rated for WIYM: APC Animal Series-Cat on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome card! The cat looks like it's had a rough day. LOL!
Response: Thank you for the heart! The cat is my favorite stamp - I call him Sunshine! He looks like I feel in the morning.
Nassenheider rated for Singleview postcard x3 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Hi Vicky thanks a lot for your nice postcard.It made me very happy happy! Greetings from Germany!
Response: So glad you like it - Happy swapping!
simcoe54 rated for AN: Alphabetical Animal Hunt "C" on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the "C" postcards - especially the cat!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
blueseabliss rated for ATC: Used postage stamp on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Perfect timing for Veteran's Day!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Happy swapping.

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Poohtat on Oct 10, 2017:

Vicki, I got your G is for postcards today. Thank you so much.

marles on Sep 3, 2017:

Been thinking about you. Hope all is well!

veronicasvisions on Aug 28, 2017:

I received your swap. Take care and hope you are doing well in regards to Harvey.

stiffneck78 on Aug 26, 2017:

Thinking of you and hoping you and yours are well during hurricane Harvey. I'm your swap partner for SSUSA Handmade Postcard. I'm waiting for the storm to move along before I mail it.

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:


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