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Last Online: January 29, 2022
Birthday: July 3
Country: United States
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I have been a member of swap-bot since July 2006 and I'm not going anywhere. So, if you have not received a swap or a rating from me....feel free to pm me and I will fix the situation quickly.

My Motto

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
-Winston Churchill


Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I love purple (most shades, but especially eggplant) and sage green with gold accents for my home. But I love all deep, rich colors. I enjoy classic decorating ... nothing contemporary, country, or over the top. My home has a Tuscany flavor. Yep, pretty conservative for decorating. I collect teacups and saucers and I collect depression era glass. I especially like hobnail depression glass. I really enjoy gardening and have hundreds of flowers. I have to replant each year...except for the bulbs. I love wines (it's that whole Tuscan thing) and I enjoy wine accessories.

I really enjoy coffee and tea, but prefer to buy my own. I love Starbucks...all things Starbucks. I absolutely love handmade items. Since I am an atheist, I would prefer not to receive religous items. But because I respect others belief systems, you just might receive a religous item from me...if it is clear on your profile that you are ok with that.

My latest obsession is dotees and polymer clay. Why did I wait so long to try these? Having a blast with both.

My Likes:
heart Purple
heart Sage green
heart Fruit scented anything.
heart I love handmade items
heart Gold not silver if it's for me, but supplies in silver are good!
heart Any supplies like dominoes, scrabble tiles, game pieces...just not junk.
heart Pressed pennies or any coin.
heart Teacups and saucers
heart Bottle caps - blank or your creations
heart Home Depot samples (tile, wood, etc)
heart Jewelry findings, gold or silver
heart Beads, seed beads welcome
heart Buttons (preferably with a shank)
heart Foreign Currency, coins
heart Linens (hankies, doilies, especially handmade)
heart Love the Fleur-di-lis
heart Hello Kitty for my granddaughter
heart Anything to do with autism awareness
heart Fingernail stickers or tape
heart Gems, adhesive or not
heart Scents: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cookies: think food, not flowers
heart anything miniature for using on inchies and bottle caps
heart Scrabble Tiles!! Lots of them!
heart charms: gold or silver
heart Sharpies
heart Grapes and Tuscan theme is perfect
heart Monogrammed items with any or all of my initials VJP

AND if you have received something from another swapper that isn't your style and you think it is mine...please feel free to "re-swap"(like re-gifting). Please don't be offended if I re-gift as well. If this is an issue, just let me know up front.


I love technology. I do online scrapbooking and burn cd's for my kids and grandkids instead of printed pictures in books. But I still love getting embellishments of all sorts to use on my crafts and altered art. Although I love purple, please feel free to send any color for embellishments as I will use them on crafts for others.

I'm kind of picky about scents. Nothing too strong or flowery.

I am very open to trying new things, so even if it isn't listed here and you think I will enjoy...go for it.

Items I don't need or don't like:
heart Pastel or bright colors like neons.
heart ATC's
heart Religous items
heart Food, including tea and coffee
heart Post It Notes and Note Cards (I have tooooo many)
heart Candy, nuts, gum
heart Ribbon..I have more than I will ever use
heart Smokey smelling items


I don't care for rude, self centered, selfish people...which includes people who don't use their turn signal. But I digress...

Favorite Music


Jazz, New country, and classic rock.

heart Michael Buble heartHarry Connick Jr. heartThe Dixie Chicks

I have an ipod that is no where near full so I would love to receive CD's with lots of music. About the only music I don't like is Old Country (too twangy), head banging rock and nothing that even sounds remotely like rap. I'm definitely into 60's,70's, & 80's rock or pop. I love NEW Country and the Dixie Chicks are my heroes and my favorite band.

Favorite Movies


I never seem to find time to watch movies these days, but here are a couple of old favorites. Out of Africa, Casablanca, When Harry Met Sally...yep, Chick Flicks Ò‰ˆ

Favorite Television


The View, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Gilmore Girls....and lots of News....CNN, MSNBC and more Ò‰ˆ

Favorite Crafts

I have found some new crafts that I love. I am inspired by the wonderful items I see here on swap-bot and have tried some new ones. I love making matchboxes, bottlecap jewelry and magnets, bookmarks of all kinds including paper and silver, magnets, envelopes, cards, jewelry, inchies and so much more.

Swap Tracking

One on One's/Forum Swaps/Angels

If you don't see your name here and I owe you something...don't be shy, please pm me. I don't want to miss anything.




Minxy1964 rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card. Love the story behind Ernie the Envie's name! X
theaterfan23 rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 24, 2015
Comment: Love the Swap-Bot Postcard!!
allymcb rated for Destash Your Craft Stash on Oct 8, 2014
Comment: Awesome swapper, lots of stuff... loved it all!! Sorry such a late rating, much love <3 xx ally
Fritosmom rated for INITIAL BOTTLE CAP MAGNET on Feb 25, 2014
Comment: I would love to give you Extra Hearts and a great BIG Hug and Thank you for the beautiful Magnets. Your generosity knows no bounds. All the extras are so very much appreciated. I can't wait to use the colored bottle caps :-)
Linenchic rated for Show off your CRAFT on Aug 8, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much! You definitely went above and beyond! So many pretty goodies!
Comment: What an amazing envie of swap-bot deliciousness! Thank you for everything you sent! I love the domino!
Response: Oh Lora, I'm so glad you like it!! Enjoy!! Oh and thank you so much for the 5+Γ’β„’Β₯.
kathiec rated for THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! on Jun 25, 2012
Comment: Thank you Vicki...I like to see why people are happy!!!Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯Γ’β„’Β₯
luleemik rated for What can you make #20? on Jun 21, 2012
Comment: Getting a swap from you is better than Christmas!! All I can say is WOW! Thank you for all the beautiful bottlecaps! I honestly can't decide which is my favorite, because I LOVE all of them!! You were so generous with all of the extras and included just the right things I needed for a project...how did you do that??? Thank you soooooo much!!
Response: Lu~ you are so welcome. Just glad I guessed correctly! Thank you for the 5.
wolfeagle rated for What can you make #19 on Jun 3, 2012
Comment: OMG! These are wonderful bookmarks. Thank you so much!
Response: You are so welcome! I had fun making the for you. Thank you for the 5+Γ’β„’Β₯.
luleemik rated for What can you make #18 on May 11, 2012
Comment: WOW...what an over the top swap! Two cute charms to add to my bracelet and 2...yep...2 gorgeous bookmarks! You really outdid yourself...and everything is in my fave colors:) Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and choosing to make such wonderful little pieces of art!! hearts+hearts+hearts+hearts!!!!!!!!
Response: Oh so glad you got it and like it!! I really had a good time making everything! Thank you for the 5+Γ’β„’Β₯.
neecie rated for 100,000! on Nov 10, 2011
Comment: thanks ever so much for the delightful bags n' envies!!!!! it's great hearing from an 'old timer' on this wonderful site & hoorah for ernie's mom/daughter [you!] ;-) have a fabulous day & best wishes always ~
susiqz rated for What can you make #6 on Nov 9, 2011
Comment: love my necklace! thanks!
lorijean rated for Random Postcard Swap (USA) on May 7, 2011
Comment: thank you fro the post card
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: Verry pretty.
scrapkween rated for Homemade Bookmarks on Apr 19, 2011
Comment: Thank you for spoiling me with this wonderful package =)
rhinoluvr rated for Random Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 19, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the fun PC of the stationery being hung out on a clothesline, I love it. Take care ;)
lorepuckett rated for postcard #2! on Apr 18, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the PC. How interesting, I will have to ask my hubby if he knows of any Pucketts in that area. ;)
ezredax rated for Food PC Swap on Apr 18, 2011
Comment: fun card, thank you, Demaris
Jenzeestyle rated for Random Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 18, 2011
Comment: thanks girlie this is really intresting
MeSo rated for Random Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 18, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the card. I like how Ernie was named :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 271 44 47
Completed Fives Threes Ones
203 295 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 21 93 89
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groundhogstamper on Mar 25, 2015:

I really appreciate the pages to hold inchies. Thank you so much for this very thoughtful RAK.

anrtist on Dec 30, 2013:

Blessings, cc

RyeRye on Dec 30, 2013:

RyeRye on Dec 18, 2013:

HoneyBadger on Sep 29, 2013:

Just admiring one of the shrinky sun catchers that you made for me, and thought I'd say hello!! The bit of awesome you made looks so pretty with the morning light coming through it. Lovely.

anrtist on Aug 28, 2013:

LLL Group Greetings! Blessings, cc

choke on Aug 18, 2013:

I updated the rules in The Bargain Boutique and asked that everyone read and sign them. Unfortunately I don't see your name so I had to remove you. If you'd like to rejoin please let me know. Thanks!

HoneyBadger on Jul 3, 2013:

Happy Birthday, Vicki!! Hope you are off having a great time somewhere. Knowing you, you are!!

Hag53 on Jun 13, 2013:

Good to see you!

VivaLaDiane on Jun 10, 2013:

That's great Vicki! I'd be thinking of you and I'm glad to hear that everything is well with you. Take care and I hope to see you around more!!

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