Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 10:28 pm


Original Member
Last Online: August 15, 2022
Birthday: December 3
Country: United States
My blog - The Artful Dodger
My Facebook Page

About Me

Aug 4 - I'm out of swaps temporarily with my arm in a sling - I'll be back in a few weeks when I have full use of both hands. But I will try to keep up on my messages.

****We've had sketchy mail service for months now - so I'm sure some of the mail has gone astray, so please, 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 works from home full time now. My business travel days are over. My husband and I have no children. We dine out frequently and make Home Chef meals 3 times a week. 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 - 3 male, 3 female. The latest addition is a beautiful, mostly white, male rag doll who is getting huge and has outpaced my two male Burmese. And I thought they were 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 Pocket Letter! 😁
bbsporty rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Postage Stamps on Aug 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards!
BusyB rated for EPUSA: Floating Pocket on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pocket and goodies. Nice size for a composition book.
Kitty2cats rated for EPUSA: Felt Clusters on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Hi Vicki, I love the felt clusters-thank you so much! The shade of blue you used for the background is stunning, paired with the other layering pieces. Pretty focal points as well.
perkl8r rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #9 on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: thank you Vicki
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Leaf Print Paper on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: Hi Vicki and thanks much for these colorful leaf prints. I had the worst time with this swap and my prints were awful. Some of your's really turned out nicely - this was much harder than it looked in the video! I especially like the purple, orange, place and green page - great colors together. Thanks for giving it your best shot - they will go into my box of gel prints and will get used for sure!
ChrisD rated for Bee Creative on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: Such an amazing card. You did a beautiful job. It couldn't be more perfect. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you - I'm so glad you like it - Happy swapping!
LadyJo rated for ABC USA - Mail Art Letter J for: on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun J for Journalism! That was a great idea! I enjoy seeing what others come up with for the letter. Thanks for joining!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - Happy swapping!
Comment: What a purplicious swap! I enjoyed your pocket letter and going through all the goodies in it!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - These are a lot of fun!
Moxieroe rated for SMSUSA: pocket folio on Jul 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute pocket and lovely goodies!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - I'm so glad you like it!
Comment: Loved hearing about your cats. Twice I have rescued litters of 5. The first ones are all gone now except one.
Response: Thank you for the heart - We LOVE cats!
Highlander18 rated for Where I'm From on Jul 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much - Great cards!!! makes me want to visit Texas again.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Travels!
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers and postcards : )
Response: Thank you for the heart - Hope you're having a great summer!
2Hearts rated for AAA: Cat on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: I like what you sent!! Thank you!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the envelopes and extra labels! They'll be put to good use for sure. ^_^
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
Mimi7 rated for AN: Tails & Tales PC #11 (US) on Jul 14, 2022
Comment: Hi Vicki thanks for the wonderful doggy pc and the tale about your pup. My cat , Dolly would love to get out of the house without her leash and she tries and sometimes succeeds!! Sigh
Response: Thank you for the heart - having fur babies is sometimes like having rebellious children - Happy Swapping!
tatntole rated for YTPC: Ephemera Holder USA on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: This is very cool and will go right into my junk journal! Thank you very much.
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like it - Happy Journalling!
Comment: Thank you so much - lovely assortment!
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Sagebrushs rated for QNT SCRAPPY HSTS #8 on Jul 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart!

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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!

KSENiA on Jun 16, 2020:

Cute cat

Enjoy! <3

vitiator on Jun 16, 2020:

cute cat swap

these little snuggle-butts are my babies ♥

hanifahsekar98 on Jun 16, 2020:

Cute cat profile swap!

I hope you like cats as much as I do :)

NekoNeko49 on Apr 30, 2020:

Inspirational Quotes in my Profile

piperwashere on Apr 29, 2020:

Here are some quotes for you. Have a great day!

bambam on Apr 29, 2020:

Inspirational Quotes

bambam x

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