Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2018 4:40 am


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: October 22, 2018
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

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 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


vlhafer54 rated for Bird Love Swap-USA only on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely birds!
Response: Your welcome, thatnks for the ❤️
Comment: Wow love this card great job would love to learn how to do this. Thank you for even for the great goodies. Will be hangin up card and envelope will be hanging in my craft room.
Response: Your welcome, I am so glad you find it presentable. I sent a inch so I can’t remember which one was your! I should probably take pictures!
Comment: The Fall Foliage ATC and card I received were stunning! So beautiful! Thank you so much!
AliCrafter rated for Homemade card with goodies #1 on Oct 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card, and thank you for the lovely attached letter. You're right, the best swaps include a personal bit of the partner in the form of a note/letter. You will find one from me in the mail in a couple of days!
Response: I will be looking forward to reading it, With a up of tea ofcourse. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much Lauri!
ksperline90 rated for Homemade card with goodies #1 on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! You are very talented!
arimails rated for Halloween Black cat ATC on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Lauri, thank you so much for the lovely ATCs. The black cat looks awesome and you are so thoughtful for sending an August ATC, now my month collection is complete! Although I am taking a break at the moment I hope to be teaching or getting involved in some type of education soon - I would be happy with any area but it would be great to do some type of creative or artisitic learning. Thank you for asking ❤️
Response: Well I am sure your students will benefit from your creativity. Thanks for the heart.
shinyserra rated for Letter Set Letter USA #20 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter and loved the pretty stationery. Thanks also for the goodies.
Response: I enjoy writing and glad you liked the goodies
nursepat723 rated for ATC #5: MONTH of OCTOBER 2018 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: very nice ATC and thank you for the extras which I will put to good use
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the card; it is absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I could give multiple hearts because I would give you at least three of them. Thanks for the "goodies", too.
Response: I am sososo glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
naturenerd3 rated for Halloween Black cat ATC on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card. Did you get your lab rat decorated yet? Happy Halloween!
Response: No, I am off work till nov 3 due to my husband surgery.
Comment: HAHA....I was sitting here opening mail and rating my swaps and as I began reading this letter I thought "wow you sound like the other partner I had?" I just realized you ARE the same partner on two different swaps lol. I LOVE that you included a photo of your board at work- and would love to see it now decorated for Halloween! Thank you for the washi tape!
Response: That is so funny! Don’t think the board will be decorated as I am off work till nov 3 due to my hubbys surgery.
TurtleLove rated for A Cup of Tea and a Letter to Read on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Oh Lauri your letter was a gem to read thank you sooooo much! I just love a good handwritten letter! We really need to arrange to do a couple private swaps because I can tell already that we 'click!' Perhaps we could even Face time so I could see your craft room because it sounds darling! As for the flavored teas- I grew up in Canada and it used to be that RED ROSE brand had a slogan "ONLY in Canada!" My mom only drank the original Red Rose...and I've never even seen the flavored so I'm excited to try it. Beautiful die cuts thank you so much- I love that you hand watercolored them!
Response: That would be fun. Today, I am cleaning and organizing the room. Do you work during the week? Let’s find a time. I am pretty open except for taking hubby to rehab.
bluerose3 rated for Card with Profile Surprise on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I like seeing the color change of the leaves in the fall. I am not a fan of winter but like flavored hot chocolate.
Response: Stay warm .. thanks for ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the letter and goodies, Laurie. I really enjoyed reading your letter and getting to know about you and your family. The watercolor die cuts are great and the card is beautiful. It reminds me of a fiery sunset. I plan to display it on a mini easel in my den for the rest of this month, then I will move it to my pinboard in my crafting nook.
Response: I can’t tell you how pleased I am to hear you want to display my work. Tickles me . Thank you for the heart.
SeleneW rated for Card with Profile Surprise on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! It will go into my journal :) <3
Response: Oh I aM so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart
Comment: The room is looking great. We did white with grey accents and carpet. The room hasnt got a lot of light, and this REALLY brightened it up from what it used to be! I love it. I have tried my hand at watercolor recently. I painted a moon and a sea turtle/ocean pieces... and i CAN NOT do them again. I have tried so many times. Just doesn't happen. Thank you so much for the lovely sea view painting. I've hung it over my craft space [that seems to get smaller every time i look too!]
Response: Thank you for thinking my art was worth displaying! I can never reproduce something I did either! Hubby and I were talking about gray for our bedroom highlight with lavender thanks for the heart
JJcrafty rated for Card with Profile Surprise on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: I loved everything! Thank you for the beautiful sunflower decor on the envelope. Also, for the awesome water color card. I am going to put that in my journal. I love the bags and the cute dog stamp. Awesome!!
Response: Your profile made it easy. . I enjoyed putting it together thanks for the heart
Mimi7 rated for SUSA - Send 3 Autumn ATCs on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Lauri, I love doing autumn ATC's and coins also!! Even though we live in southern Illinois , most of southern Illinois is baseball Cardinals fans, I guess because we live so close to ST. Louis only about 60 miles from it. Thanks for the nice letter, enjoyed it and the pretty envelope. Thanks for the wonderful autumn ATC's. So beautifully done, thanks so much Happy Fall to you also!!
Response: Thank you, I love doing autumn themes. My mom was a cards fan too.
Comment: Thank you so much, Lauri! This was such a great swap...the cute card, wonderfully decorated envelope with a great dragon stamp (which I’ll be adding to my journal!), the washi tape samples, the photo of your decorated work board, AND your very enjoyable letter! You are so creative and you really made my day!🎃
Response: Ah thank you, that made my day. I enjoy putting together that swap. I just got that set of stamps last week. Sadly I used them all. Back to the post office. I enjoy getting different stamps.

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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!!!!!

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 !!!

Kellpepper on Feb 11, 2018:

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!

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