Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2018 10:45 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: June 19, 2018
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE:4-20-18 back from vacation, will pick up mail and rate..

I was in a swap, Pick 3 goodies and my partner stated “ask me” for her address. After many, many, attempts to communicate with her and my host, no one has responded to my request for an address. I know she read my messages as it states READ. I believe she is a child. I have reported her to the administrator. Jana Williams, ID: danteazaria Update4-13-18. She deleted her account.

My BFF has been all over the internet and met some pretty amazing people. I was raised as an Army Brat but spent all my years till jr college living at Fort Ord and Monterey California. Lucky me, I met my best friend at the age of 8, Dorothy. We are still to this day 52 years later side kicks. Spent 14 years living in Los Angelos area. Because of the smog, crime, and pollution our family moved to the great north west and ended up in Vancouver Washington.Been here since 1994 and worked at our hospital for 24 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of two year. On our first date, he said he wanted to save Venice Italy for his honeymoon. A year later on Oahu, under a big crescent moon, reflexing off the still waters, he asked for my hand in marriage. A year later, we are on a gondola in Venice . Other than my husband, I have 3 boys. Will 36, and my twins, John and Chris 33 I should mention were born on Christmas Day with red hair. Will and his wife have 2 children Joey and FINALLY a girl, Annabelle. John and his wife are expecting a boy in July. UPDATE: 5 lb 5 oz. with, yes, red hair. Which brings me to my best friend. I wouldn't say we are to competitive, but I will never forget my phone call to her announcing I too was having twins. She had twin girls 4 months before my twin boys. We don't live near each since I left for college but the 4 remain friends to this day.

I love to garden and am starting my first herb garden. UPDATE: Not very successful, oh well.

My favorite color is sage and purple. My husband must really love me because he let me paint our bedroom lavender 💜💜💜💜. The rest of the house is sage.

I play piano but only for myself .

I must be honest, I did not know what a Washi was till my BFF shared with me her stash. Looking forward to obtaining some. UPDATE: we got throw away lab coats now. Wear for a week or so then depose of it. I have since brought WASHI tape to work with me and I have the prettiest and most unusual lab coat. I have got to introduce Washi tape to people! Even got one med tech to check into swap bot.

Favorite Television

I love British TV. and subscribe to Acorn TV. They have Aussie tv shows too. Thank goodness for my iPad and wireless headphones. Hubby can watch his shows and I can watch mine,


I am a cubbies fan and married into it. Love Baseball and Football. I also love the Seattle Seahawks as I am from Washington. We watch a lot of baseball and football. So I would like anything Seahawks or Chicago Cubs stickies or whatever! UPDATE: boycotting NFL

Favorite Crafts

If it wasn't for by best friend, I wouldn't do crafts. I see the hours she spends making and creating art. I started small with jewelry. Still learning but can do the basics. My first mistake was spending three days beading. I didn't know to take breaks. I paid the price. Now, I get up, make a cup of tea or glass of wine🍷

Traveling has given me the opportunity to take pictures. Now I make beautiful cards. Favorites are snap shots from Venice Italy and Kauai. UPDATE I have a pink and gold Glam Craft Room. Love my girlie room, no boys allowed. LoL


I love to travel. I did not know my husband belonged to a time share till I ran across it while moving into our home. What's this I asked. He rarely has used it over the years and I was, give me everything you have on it because it will be used. I love going to the resorts, no travel lodge for me! Other than Venice, I have been to England, Paris, Rome, Florida, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Kauai ( first Anniversary). Victoria BC (New Years). San Antonio Texas just cause...I have us locked into San Francisco again..for Christmas, my brother Dave got my husband and I tickets to the Cubs one night and the next night him and his wife will join us. This fall, the big island Hawaii, and St. Thomas Virgin Island next April. The hardest part is waiting. UPDATE: St Thomas canceled boohoo Washington DC for Cherry Blossom Parade.


Things I like Sparkling stuff,

Beads, Washi tape, tea ( no green) and coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards, Stationary sets, Note cards Turtles .O1 or .03 micron pen Ocean theme stamps Flowers/ tropical stamps

Anything pink and,gold for my craft/glam room

Fuzzy socks, Hair barrettes/headbands, Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS

Not a big fan or small scraps of paper

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes


Candles Soaps I do not journal

I spend a lot of time on my swaps and hope you can see that. I recently got the spare room for my crafts/glam room. I would stay in there all day if I could. It's been fun getting it set up.


If you have a favorite picture of yourself, feel free to send me one. I have an inspirational board that I made for my craft room. I would love to fill it with pictures of my swap buddies. thanks


Chelle rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely handwritten letter and cute flamingo themed hand-drawn envelope!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart...
Karen07 rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a fun letter!
Response: Thanks for the heart
Ramya rated for Profile Happiness!! on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: You really surprised me with a lovely collection of nice things! I LOVE the artwork on the card! Thank you! I’m happy with everything... but I really love the vintage woman photo, washi tapes and note cards. Collecting notes while traveling is a great idea. Happy Summer to you and thanks again. 💙🙏🏻💙
Response: I am so gald you are pleased...and it made you happy!
onthesnap22 rated for ATC #1 MONTH OF JUNE (2018) on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Absolutely love them. I love the hot pink one!! Thanks so much for everything. Loved your funny story lol.
Response: Well I am so glad you did. The is for the heart.
Comment: Very pretty
Response: Thanks
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 59! on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from the Washington Monument.
Response: Your welcome it was a fun trip
catlingmex rated for Lemon Recipe on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Great-sounding recipes, and the paper/envelope put me instantly in the mood for lemon. The turtle washi tape is over the top cute. Thank you you much!
Response: They are good, knew you would love the turtles....
MarblexJam rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: I was happy to receive your letter so soon! And I love how you added a personal touch, I would love to see the cherry blossoms in DC! My husband and I hope to go to Japan too but during the holidays, so no cherry blossoms :( I used to be obsessed with them though, even had them for my wedding decor! But of course, after the wedding I was sick of all flowers hahaha. Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Response: I go through phases myself.. thank you for the heart.
PurpleEars rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome.
Fabriqueen rated for Bookmark on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful watercolor bookmark and the extras! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
RiverTopanga rated for Z. -----ATC (USA) on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Lauri! Sorry I am so late getting this rating to you... just starting to catch up from vacation... I Love the "Z"innia ATC for "Z"! And you were so clever to do it in my favorite color.. purple! THANKS!! Thank you also for the beautiful extra background! Happy Swapping!
Response: Better late than not at all I say...thanks for the heart
Carrielovestotravel rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Nice to come home to your letter today!
Response: I am glad you like it!
Pdxmommy rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Loved the tropical theme. Did you hand write all 9 letters!? I'll send a reply shortly, maybe in the next day or two. :)
Response: No, my husband works for Hewlett-Packard packard so our printer is pretty awesome.
Comment: Thanks is a lovely ATC!!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
Jaymmers rated for Lemon Recipe on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipes! We are huge steak fanse so this best marinade ever will come in handy ;) I'm glad you got to see some of the Big island before this volcano got mad. This lemon paper is adorable!
Response: Glad you like the recipe and I got to use the paper for a fun swap
Comment: Great ATC love it and thank you so much for the extra one for me. Can’t wait to try it.♥️♥️♥️
Response: Hope you can use it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Absolutely beautiful! I would have had a very hard time letting this one out the door. You took a great idea and made it even greater. Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I hope it inspires you to use your stamps too.
qbee rated for ATC Palm Tree on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: thank you, Debbie
Response: Your welcome
dyp rated for 5/5 HD/HP Free themed ATC on May 31, 2018
Comment: Ty so much for the atc. I love trying new things.
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for the heart

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Pdxmommy on Jun 14, 2018:

I got your package and I can't wait to go through it!!! ....As soon as the kiddies are in bed so I can actually kick my feet up without interruptions. ;)


BlueberryLady on Feb 13, 2018:

Belated Birthday Wishes ~ Hope your Day was Special !!!

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RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

jaimierandolph on Oct 10, 2017:

Profile Check for: Quick Letter! # 4 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy and join more of the ones to come! Happy swapping!

jaimierandolph on Sep 30, 2017:

Profile Check for:Letter swap #33 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy it and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jaimierandolph on Sep 28, 2017:

Profile Check for: Sign up 9/28/17, Mail 9/29/17 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy it! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

myancey on Jul 13, 2017:

I hope you have a great day!!!! I hope you find this site as addicting an fun as I have

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