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Date Joined: January 18, 2010
Last Online: January 1, 2013
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an elementary school teacher in Holly, Michigan. I LOVE paper and any paper craft.

I have four wonderful children. My oldest is off at college and my youngest is in kindergarten. My family has great times together. Our schedules can get crazy, but I wouldn't want it any other way.

I am always reading and taking online classes. I love learning and trying new things. I raise and train Siberian Huskies, the most beautiful dogs on the planet!

MY DAUGHTER: I've joined a few swaps with my youngest daughter. Her name is Rosie and she loves purple, pink, and anything princess or Hello Kitty. Really, she'll love any buttons, bits of ribbon, die cuts, and stickers you send. Thank you!

Favorite Crafts

I am crazy about paper: vintage paper, textured paper, scrapbook paper, patterned paper...all of it.

I create altered books, up-cycled journals, ATCs, cards, and scrapbooks.

I AM SAVING MY SWAP-BOT ENVELOPES, and binding them together in a book. I love to receive decorated and handmade envelopes :D I also crochet, make zines, and I've just started swapping inchies and paper art dolls.

I am collecting ATCs and journals that are related to Christianity and scripture. I'd love to trade Bible study or faith related ATCs in private swaps. Let me know if you want to trade!


I love everything about the theatre. It is such a magical creative process to work with others and bring a story to life. While professional theatre can be wonderful, I would much rather watch a show put together by a community theatre group. There is something wonderful about teachers and lawyers and cashiers all getting together on stage. I am currently directing a very funny melodrama and writing a children's Christmas show.

My goal in 2011 is to go see 52 stage plays! I started on January first with Mary Poppins, what a great show!

Favorite Things

I recently got a Canon Rebel camera and am having a great time learning about photography.

I love my little terrier mix pup and my team of Siberian Huskies!

I collect ATCs, Mr. Potato Heads, vintage valentines, and musical instruments. I am just staring a Mini-Zine collection. I'd love to swap zines with you!! I'm collecting journals, art dolls, & ATCs related to Christianity and the Bible for a women's conference at a Christian camp.


Valentines, zines, inchies, textured and vintage paper, stickers, die cuts, hearts, mini anything, music, musical instruments, Scrabble pieces, Mr. Potato Head, Anything OZ, Christian and Bible related ATCs/ journals

ANOTHER NOTE: I think art should be a reflection of who you are... so please don't feel like you have to make ATCs to reflect who I am. I mean, thanks for reading my profile... but ultimately, it is your art, and I appreciate when you honestly share your heart in a swap.



BarkleysMommy rated for 100,000! on Nov 21, 2011
Comment: I noticed that you have not signed into SB since the day you marked "sent" on this, your only open swap (as of 11/8), one day after the send deadline. This would not be a concern to me if your package had been recieved or communication sent. I will change this rating when I recieve your swap.
pynart2 rated for Art Journal Prompts & Inspiration on Oct 4, 2011
Comment: I will be glad to change this rating, once I get the package.
Comment: Laura, thank you very much for the lovely handmade bookmarks!!!!
Cuffey rated for Handmade Bookmark Swap on Aug 2, 2011
Comment: Love the lizard!
namabear rated for I Love Summer! ATCs on Jul 18, 2011
Comment: cool atc's thank you
Pjevsen rated for I Love Summer! ATCs on Jul 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the two awesome summer ATCs - I love the bright colors and all the elements that were put together so wonderfully. Thank you also for the beautiful fiber.
YoZaTeCa rated for I Love Summer! ATCs on Jul 4, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs and the fiber. Happy and colourful, just the way my Summer should be! :) Warm hugs from the Netherlands.
vanneparis rated for I Love Summer! ATCs on Jul 1, 2011
Comment: Hey Laura! Thanks so much!! I am a total sucker for hand drawn ATC's, I love them!!!
Barbi rated for Hand Drawn OWL ATC on Jun 20, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the extras, makes up for it being a little late ;) Very nice owl ATCs by the way. I am really starting to like owls more lately. They will look nice in my collection.
happysangria rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 18, 2011
shorterthanu44 rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 17, 2011
Comment: I love them!!!!!
stlouisphile rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 15, 2011
Comment: I love the two sunshine cards!! Thanks!
lindyleel rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 15, 2011
Comment: Lovely! Thank you!
jannieb rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 14, 2011
Comment: Very cool ATC's - Thanks!!
n03mi63 rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 14, 2011
Comment: I love the 2 part ATC. I like the colors you used here. And of course, I'm having a blast with this swap. Thank you for having it =D. and thank you for the ATC's.
Vreyainlove rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 14, 2011
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you. :)
tarabranham rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 14, 2011
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap and the beautiful ATCs. I like the idea of receiving 20 ATCs in the mail. Some of the ones I've received so far have been super and a couple of them have barely met the requirements. But I sent private messages to those senders and encouraged them to look at other websites to get ideas for ATCs and to understand what the expectations are. When I see the time you put into yours and know what I put into mine, it is a little bit frustrating to get some really shoddy stuff in the mail. But that is the chance we take. Thankfully most of the swappers on here are good ones.
Response: Thanks for being a great swapper! I hope you get lots more wonderful cards in this swap:)
de243066 rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 14, 2011
Comment: What an amazing envelope! Thanks so much for the extra :)
babynavyblue rated for June MEGA ATC swap (US only) on Jun 14, 2011
Comment: Two amazing beautiful ATC's. Thank you so much!!!!!

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BarkleysMommy on Nov 20, 2011:

Hi. I just wanted to let you know the the 100,000 Swap you posted as sent on November 8 has not been received, nor have you signed in since then. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thanks.

RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

Emika on Mar 17, 2011:

Hi! I'm hosting a swap that might interest you: Thirty Zentangles. Hope to see you there :)

Emika on Feb 17, 2011:

Hello! I'm hosting a second Zentagle Pattern Book swap, if you would like to join :)

BeverlyBling on Jan 30, 2011:

I've just completed a private swap with Laura and I want everyone to know what a wonderful swapper she is! The ATC Journal book was Awesome! Thank you so much xxx

princessblueberry on Jan 27, 2011:


I've already added two pages (notes from swaps), 3 more ATCs (yours makes 4) and a fabric Valentine! I'd baught a $1 mini scrapbook that they were in but your book put them all to shame!!! My new favorite way to 'store' ATCs!!!! The rest of my collection is in 3 ring binders in the baseball card holders 9 per page but this is WAY better! They wil get moved ;-D

MissPaula on Nov 27, 2010:

I love your comment 'Another Note'.....I, too, enjoy seeing another person's interpretation and artistic expression! It is sweet, however, when they express their heart and giving spirit by tailoring their art to my taste. I do prefer though, that people show me who they are artistically-I enjoy collecting and saving the work of others much more than my own!

babynavyblue on Nov 10, 2010:

Just wanted to let you know I started a Zetti Art doll swap. You can find it under Doll swaps. Thanks in advance if you join!

jannieb on Oct 25, 2010:

I received your ATC "Snail Mail" in a 2nd generation ATC swap & just wanted to let you know how much I love it!! Take care!! JB

inthewild on Oct 9, 2010:

If you're interested in stamps, I have just posted a message on the swap page about it. Regards,

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