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Vickyen

Vickyen
Date Joined: May 14, 2010
Last Online: September 30, 2022
Birthday: January 30
Country: United States

About Me

09/13/22 - Hi everyone! I am back home and have rated everything I received while I was gone - thank you for your patience! Some of my swaps were mailed from the hotel, so hoping they went the day they were supposed to - fingers, toes, and eyes crossing! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)


09/05/22 - Hi everyone! I am traveling again from Tuesday, 09/06 thru Monday, 09/12, and will not have access to my mail - I will rate everyone when I return - thank you for your patience and grace!

Please say a prayer for our Miss Greta Mae and us, as it is our first time boarding her and we are a tad nervous! Hubby is in CO and I am heading to IN, so not close if anything would happen (heaven forbid!), she is a total Momma's baby, so... There will be tears when I drop her off tomorrow - sob!

Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)


08/25/22 - Everything I received has been rate - yipppeee! So many fun swaps received and appreciated! The countdown for my retirement has started - come on end of September! LOL!


08/19/22 - I am leaving for NE and Hippiefest, so will not have access to my mail from 08/19 - 08/22 - I will catchup on ratings when I return - thank you for your patience and grace! Peace out everyone ;)


07/12/22 - Had a wonderful time with family in CO, of course it went way too quickly - sigh! Baby Jemma was trying to crawl already at 4 1/2 months old - I cried knowing I would not see her for several months and how quickly they change - sigh! Anyhow, I am caught up on ratings and appreciate everyone's patience! If it is not rated yet, I haven't received it and the mail has been slow, so... Hugs and Happy Swapping!


07/05/22-not sure what happened to my update-in CO and will not get my mail until July 11. Will catch up on ratings that week! Thank you for your patience! 🤗


06/21/22 - I am home and caught up on ratings - yipppeee! Loved my time with my CO family but it is always great to be home as well! Although I miss Baby Jemma's smiles and blowing raspberries at everyone! LOL! Missed my hubby and stuff - like Happy Mail! LOL! Thank you for your patience! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)


06/03/22 - I have just found out my CO kiddos are in a lurch for daycare due to COVID - sigh! So this IL gal is heading to CO with her furbaby! I will not have access to my mail from June 4 - June 20 - I will rate and comment on swaps when I return to a "normal" life! I ask for your grace and patience, as we all know life happens, so... Thank you and Happy Swapping! ;)


05/24/22 - sadly some of my mail seems to be going Pony Express instead of normal mail times - everything has been mailed timely but I am not sure why some of it is taking so dang long to get to my partners! If you feel enough time has gone by, please reach out and I will be happy to resend! So annoying but what can we do? Thanks for your patience and understanding!


05/02/22 I only had a few swaps come in while I was gone over the weekend and I have them rated - yipppeee! Hugs and Happy Swapping!


03/18/22 Hi all! I am caught up on ratings, so if it is not rated, it has not been received yet. Thank you for your patience while I was catching up! My trip to see Jemma Elizabeth was way too short and so much fun! It was my first time flying alone and it went off without a hitch - thank you Southwest Airline for having lovely, helpful staff! I was a tad worried but it all went smoothly and that was so appreciated!! Now I am working on swaps and looking forward to my Happy Mail!

Hugs and Happy Swapping Everyone!


Hi all! I am finally getting to see my sweet Grandbaby in person - Jemma Elizabeth! I will be flying out on March 8, 2022, and returning on the 15th. I will not have access to my mail until I return after March 15. Please be patient about me rating - I will catch up as quickly as possible and just know I am over the top excited to meet this little one! I am a Yaya for the first time and if I chat about her a bunch, well, please bear with me on that as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)


Hi all, our sweet Granddaughter (Jemma) was born today - 02/19/22, and I am over the top excited to be a Yaya for the first time! Thank you everyone that has been patient with me chatting about her in my swaps - it might get worse before it gets better! LOL! Please be patient with me! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)


Moved our youngest son to Crete, NE in October 2021 and we are empty nesters again, except for Miss Greta Mae, our fur baby!!

It is so strange just being the hubby and fur baby here, but we will adjust in time - I guess...


We adopted a puppy (Ms. Greta) on March 9, 2021, and I forgot how much work they are! LOL! She is a sweetheart but I am way older than when we have had puppies in the past and my Mom eyes in the back of my head seem to be gone, so I have to watch her like a hawk or she is into stuff! LOL! This too shall pass and I am enjoying her puppy silliness & all the love she has to share! Thanks for your understanding if I get behind on rating or commenting on your ratings! Hugs and Happy Swapping 😉


My oldest and his family have moved to Colorado Springs, CO over the 2019 Christmas holidays! They are so excited and we have a new place to visit! LOL!


I am married and have two sons & an awesome DIL - I love the thought of scrap-booking and making cards, but have been lacking the energy as of late! Also love reading and meeting new friends through fb or other group sites! Hope I can participate in some of the swaps on this site and make some new friends!

I was in two B-day clubs with some gals in the UK, from FB and participated in a Christmas card exchange as well. I am always amazed at how creative the cards are from these lovely ladies!

When my oldest son left for college in August 2009, I felt such a void in my life, then I got on fb and found the groups I was involved with - I also found fv and was addicted for awhile!!

Now my oldest graduated from college and Army ROTC in May 2013 and my youngest graduated from college in 2017! Time does fly!

I enjoy meeting new people, exchanging cards and pcs with them, as well as going to local scrap booking events and meeting new folks!

So far I have been lucky that any swaps I have signed up for, I have been able to fulfill my obligation. I would hope that would continue.

I am not into drama and will try to send stuff that I think my swap partner will enjoy - however if I miss the mark, well stuff happens! I am very easy going with what folks send me and just look forward to seeing how others respond to the different swaps!

Loves/Likes - My family, Being happy, Hearing kiddos laugh, Being with gal pals, Scrapbooking, Card making, Meeting new people, Love, love, love to read! The library is one of my favorite places!! The beach, Halloween, Christmas, Birthdays! Soccer, Taking pictures, Being able to help others, Being able to laugh at myself , A clean house (this is a dream of mine but I am a bit of a clutter bug, so...), Traveling, Vacations, Flowers, Learning new things,

Dislikes- Drama when it is not necessary, People that just need to get over themselves, Vacations that do not work out, Kids being disrespectful to their elders and each other, Car problems, Health issues, Feeling like someone has taken advantage of you or someone you care about, Housework! lol

Ratings - I am very good about trying to rate quickly, so if you sent me something and do not see a rating timely, please let me know! Either I did not get the item or it got mixed in with other stuff!! That does happen sometimes!

Flaked on the Punch Art ATC #26 - touch of Red I hosted: FibreJunky - I pmed and emailed, but have not heard from her - swap was angeled - she should not sign up for any additional swaps I host - grrrr!

Flaked on the Punch Art ATC #33-Two Twists that I hosted:Emawee0307 - I emailed her, as she has not been on swap-bot since the day she marked sent, but her partners have not received anything - swap will be angeled, and she is banned from my future swaps - dang this is getting old!

Got flaked on for the Postcards for Sonya - GingerR - how sad this was a RAK sort of swap, so...

Got flaked on the What's for Thanksgiving Dinner? PC swap by teamtiredfeet - what a drag! How hard is it to send a dang pc?? ;(

Flaked on by @Ratatatat in the My Sept 2016 - EDITED swap - this was a bummer as it was a bit time consuming as it covered a whole month - so... The host is angeling the swap with her Oct info.

Swaps

I love all postcards - have a soft spot for vintage postcards but really have not met a postcard I didn't like! LOL!

I would love to receive some cute address labels and could exchange pcs for them! If you can help me out, please send me a pm!

Not trying to be a pain but am cutting way back on international swaps - especially pc swaps! Between the cost of postage increasing and having to resend pcs overseas - it has just been a pain for all! I have really enjoyed sending and receiving from the overseas swaps, but need to make cuts, so... Hopefully everyone understands!

Ratings

pernie123 rated for Naked Vintage PC for the letter B on Sep 30, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Interesting card for the swap---I hope all goes well as fall is upon us.
Ikat78 rated for PTG: Fall Themed Postcard #2 on Sep 29, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Lake Superior pc. Such pretty colors! It’s still in the 80’s here but my office was 66 this morning!!!!! AND I can’t control the thermostat. It is awful. Anyway, thanks for the great pc.
5
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Comment: well recieved,thankyou for the postcard, i will send it in the next round<3
MamaMangrove rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #4 on Sep 27, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Getting this out as Huurricane Ian bears down on us. I'll be evacuating to higher groind later today. Thanks for your card & sorry you had to redo the ModPodge glitch. 2nd time a charm!
5
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Comment: cute pc!! my answer to the prompt was almost exactly the same as yours hehe!
STUFFellaneous rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #313 on Sep 25, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
ultracinematik rated for Gelli plate background PC on Sep 22, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun PC!
Response: Hi! I am so glad you liked it! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
5
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Comment: Hi Vicky, Really liked the gelli print back ground on your post card. One of these days I'll get around to finding out where my gelli plate is & actually use it!!
Response: Hi! Thank you for the nice comment and rating! I hope you do find and play with your gelli plate, always fun to see how things turn out! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
aspens rated for ABC USA Postcard G for: on Sep 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Pretty card! My boyfriend is going to New Orleans next month with his friends on a trip that's been in the works since before I even met him! His sister went recently. When will my turn be?? Lol! Thank you for sending! :)
Response: Hi! So glad you enjoyed the card and I think it is your turn to go to New Orleans!! LOL! I have not been but it is on my bucket list, so we will see! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
jeka396 rated for CPG: Sep '22 SC PC - US on Sep 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for the piano keys postcard! I took a few years of piano lessons as a child, but I was a poor student :)
Response: Hi! I am glad you enjoyed the pc! Hey, at least you tried with the piano, I haven't done any instruments, so... Thank you for the nice comment, rating, and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
MuggleMom rated for Naked Vintage PC for the letter A on Sep 21, 2022
5
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Comment: What a unique vintage postcard - there's something thought-provoking about a vintage postcard looking at the Amish "antiquated" way of life - art imitating life? Thank you for sending. xxMuggleMom
Response: Hi! I thought it was an interesting vintage pc but also prefect for the swap! I am always surprised when I find people on Amish pcs as I have heard they do not like having their photo taken. Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
young46356 rated for MZA: LARGE POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 20, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Very colorful, thanks
Response: Hi! Thank you for the nice comment, rating, and heart! All the best! Happy Swapping! ;)
Petaltea rated for PTG: Fall Themed PC on Sep 20, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Got your postcard today! my mom lived in Indiana. I’ll never forget the time we visited and saw all of the beautiful fall trees. Take care!
Response: Hi! I'm so glad my pc brought back some lovely memories! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Thank you for such a cute card! I also loved taking the kids trick or treating and cant wait to have grand babies to do it with! Happy Halloween!
Response: Hi! I am so glad you enjoyed the Halloween card and shared memories! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
armadillogal rated for AN: The Big One PC #14 (US) on Sep 18, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Love the Lynx card...thanks so much!
Response: Hi! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
aspens rated for EPUSA: My trip to your Hometown PC #3 on Sep 17, 2022
5
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Comment: Hiya again Vicky! Apologies, I misspelled your name on my previous rating. So glad you had a Tennessee card laying around! And yes, there are a ton of markets around Nashville. My boyfriend and I used to go when we could, and there's often a lot of really cool finds, but the prices are crazy a lot of times! McKay's is super cool and in fact it's on my to-do list to head over there to try to trade/sell some records. The Johnny Cash Museum is a favorite whenever I have visitors in town. It has a lot of really great things! As for the Opry, I actually have never been to a show there! A few months ago when my mom and nieces visited we went on a tour of it and had a great time so I definitely recommend it. Thank you again for sending!
Response: Hi again! Now I want to come for a visit to do all the things you mentioned - my Bestie and I love Johnny Cash, so glad the museum is awesome! I did the tour of the Opry and enjoyed it as well! All the best with the records! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
aspens rated for WIYM: FLAG POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 17, 2022
5
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Comment: Hi Vickey! Wow, what a perfect card for this swap! I just Googled Hodges Garden and its Louisiana Purchase Memorial and it looks like it was a state park and closed in 2017, with no plans to reopen in the future. :( Anyhow, I hope you had a lovely time at the postcard show! I used to go when I lived in Seattle and found some great cards, but I haven't been able to find a show here in Nashville. Until next time! :)
Response: Hi! The postcard show was tons of fun and I can always find something I love! LOL! Bummer about no pc card shows near you - whenever folks say that, I feel blessed that this one is hosted twice a year and I am on their list! LOL! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
young46356 rated for PTG: Halloween Postcard #2 on Sep 17, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, I like Halloween too, in fact it's my favorite holiday but I think these people around here are getting carried away...big skeletons blow ups in every other yard and that's been since August in some cases. Crazy. Rich
Response: Hi! Yes, people can run a holiday into the ground when they get carried away with showing their love way too early! LOL! August would be too early for me and Halloween as well! Thank you for the comment, rating and heart! Happy Swapping! ;)
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #312 on Sep 16, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Always great to have you as a partner. Thanks for sharing your weekend with me.
Response: H! That got to you quickly! I was a tad worried mailing it from the hotel, but they seemed really nice, so... LOL! Always enjoy when we are partners! Thank you for the sweet comment, rating, and heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
5
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Hi! Thank you for the rating and comment! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

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Comments

susieq11 on Sep 2, 2022:

I got the San Diego postcard today!! I have been there a few times but it has been SO LONG! It’s beautiful! Hope you get there one day!! Thank you so much! xoxo

debbiespoms on May 5, 2022:

Hey there Vicky! I just sent you Friend request in Relationships. Don't know why I didn't think of this before now. But would be awesome to have you added to my Friend list! Thanks so much for being a wonderful person!

Mimi7 on Feb 21, 2022:

Congratulations Yaya on your precious granddaughter!

tcornell on Jan 27, 2022:

hello

Just stopping by to say "Hi"!

♥Tracy

jay9 on Jan 26, 2022:

Hi Vicky, Thank You for your additions to my postcard from Art Collab #95. I like the flowers and sentiment very much. Happiness and Peace to you jeannine/jay9 here in swapbot

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 27, 2021:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year thank so much for sending Layla a Christmas card

OrigamiGrace on Nov 25, 2021:

happy

BusyB on Jul 22, 2021:

Hello from...

Thinking of you and wanted to say hello! Hope you are doing well. I'm feeling so much better...more when I write next time around. Hugs, Bonnie

Mimi7 on Mar 16, 2021:

I feel your pain Oh the woes of raising toddlers , your puppy, my kitten at our age!! LOL

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