Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2019 4:36 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: July 17, 2019
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

Jan 2019: goal is a letter a week.

UPDATE Aloha, I will be on vacation from April 13 -20. Will get my mail on Monday the 22 from the post office, will rate then.

UPDATE: Plan to retire in 2020 JUNE. Hubby wants to live in Europe for a year. Hoping to make friend with pen pals and get some fun places to go and see from those folks. Perhaps have a beer or cup of tea. I will be doing a blog about our adventures and people we meet along the way. Stay tune.

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 54 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 25 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🍷 My BFF gave me a water color set and I have fallen in love with water coloring. My favorite thing to do is land scaping. When we go on vacation, I have a mini set I bring with me. Making cards for family and friends with their favorite places brings me joy.

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 for journaling

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes


Candles Soaps I do not journal and really don’t ever use those little pieces of paper.

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. Please drop a note to say hi with your swap. I really enjoy hearing from people the most. thanks


mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #154 on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great note and the extras. I enjoyed sharing your weekend.
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness!!!! I wish I could post pics in the comments cause I would love to show everyone this card!! It’s perfect!! The colors, it’s painted and REAL SAND?!!! 😱😍 to say you done a fabulous job would be an understatement my friend! Oh and I love that you designed the envelope to match the ATC. I’m tickled pink (get it😜) thank you!!
Response: Doing a tap dance. So glad you got it and was thrilled with it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I really enjoyed your note and the beautiful watercolor painting on your notecard! You have such a gift. The mailart envelope was so cool as well. Thank you.
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it, guess what, I have you for my next swap too! Go figure. Thanks for the heart
LindaW rated for Draw Me a Picture on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice picture and the other items. My husband and I moved here to Oahu in 2001. He got a company transfer. We plan to stay here on the island permanently.
Response: Thanks for heart. I hope you have spare rooms! I am sure you get lots of visitors!
georgiafae rated for ATC #2: MONTH OF JULY 2019 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: You do beautiful water color! I'm proud to own one of your "originals" in the greeting card. The Atc and the book mark also also very nice. Thanks for the extra stickers enclosed-cute animal sayings! Sounds like you have quite a fun adventure coming up next year-how exciting! Take care and thanks for swapping with me!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and for the heart!
abshanghai rated for A postcard from your town 3 on Jul 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Laura! Very interesting to read about your hometown.
Response: I am so glad you finally got it. Thanks for the heart
RiverTopanga rated for SUNFLOWER ATC on Jul 2, 2019
Comment: Hey! Lauri..I swear I have already rated you. Sometimes I think the system doesn't catch these. Frustrating! Thank you so much for the beautiful watercolor Sunflower ATC! Such a fantastic, colorful ATC. 🌻 And the card and envelope to match! Amazing!! You outdid yourself. Thank you, thank you, thank you ☺ 💖💚💙💟
Response: You probably did. Glad you liked the swap. It’s my favorite stamp. Do so much with it. Thanks for the heart.
AlexandriaV rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #151 on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Sweet card and note! I love the extra little card and stickers; I'll for sure use them. :) I hope you are finding time to relax while you're caring for your husband!
Response: He is a good patient. Healing good. Thanks for the heart
rainydayangie rated for 🌍 SAND & EARTH SWAP #7 on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the note, the dirt, and the great little painting! How funny that we live so close to each other!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Hearing a lot of thunder tonight
postedparcels rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #149 on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: special little mail, thank you!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you for the letter and I plan to write back when I had some time.
Response: Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks for the heart.
Cgscdy rated for ATC - Free Themed #32 (USA) on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Absolutely stunning! I need to practice my watercolor alot more lol. Love the extras as well especially the yellow washi I recently used all mine and I'm thrilled to have more!
Response: Thank you so much for the review! My teacher said to paint everyday. Glad the yellow hit spot...
Comment: Tysvm! Have a great week!! 💗💗💗💗
Response: Thanks for the hearts
Comment: Your plan after retiring sounds amazing !
Response: Lots of planning .
jenmcjen rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap 11 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: OMG those private watercolor lessons are obviously paying off - what a BEAUTIFUL card! It's up on my Favorite Things board! I also enjoyed reading your letter, and plan to write back, if you don't mind waiting maybe two weeks or so...work and life and blah blah so much to do. I'm so glad to have "met" you and I also love the photo!
Response: Thank you. Learning so much. Tha is for the heart
indigo68 rated for Real Photos - Critter Edition! on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Amazing photos, thank you! And thank you for the interesting information that goes with each one. Also, thanks for the extras! :)
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the hear
Angeljewele rated for Handmade Greeting no bling Card on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Beautiful card. I would love to go to Paris and Europe. I hope you have wonderful time.
Response: Thank you very much. Waiting is the hardest! Thanks for the heart
ellie rated for Handmade Greeting no bling Card on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for making this card special,
Response: Thank you, hard not to put a little bling on it
montigneyrules rated for The Happy Mailbox #13 on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: Oh I beyond loved your swap. Thank you so much- I would have been happy with anything but it was so perfect to all my likes. Yes I love Lord of the Flies haha. I have may different versions of the book because I love all the different covers.
Response: Well thank you very much. I am glad I was able to make you happy. It was a joy to put together for you. Thank you for the heart.
travellinCat rated for The Happy Mailbox #13 on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: THank you, Money washi is great!!

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paperlvr on Apr 9, 2019:

Many thanks for your adorable note back for our original Brighten My Week March #5 Swap! I think you wrote to me on vintage stationery I sent to you! 😜 Your distressed oxide note card was beautiful! Thank you for sending me your very first one! Thanks also for the extra goodies! I hope to swap with you again soon!

christy102194 on Mar 25, 2019:

Thanks for the congrats! Cannot believe it's been 6 years!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

supersquirrel on Feb 13, 2019:

Hi Lauri - I've been snowbound with no mail service since Saturday. It was such a nice surprise to get your letter today (and in a yellow envelope)! What a great sounding store. It definitely is on my bucket list. Thanks for the cool sample you made. I picked up a few spray inks at a garage sale but it didn't turn out as nice as yours :) Thanks for brightening my day!

supersquirrel on Feb 2, 2019:

Early spring??

BabyBee78 on Oct 18, 2018:
RiverTopanga on Sep 15, 2018:

Hello! Hope you are doing well. Good to see you again :-)

kclicquot on Jul 24, 2018:

Thank you so much for Angeling the 4th of July earrings!!! They are so beautiful!

Aladyjackson on Jul 10, 2018:

Thank you for the letter! I love the envelope, and I will send you a letter back soon. Hugs!

HannahsMommy07 on Jul 3, 2018:

THANK YOU for UNDERSTANDING MY SITUATION. Much lucky swapping always!!!!!

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