Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2017 5:22 am


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: October 19, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

I am new to group forums. 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 just move around.

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. Anything Hawaiian or Caribbean, Sparkling stuff, Vases, Beads, Washi tape, tes//coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards, To do list, Fuzzy socks, Hair barrettes/headbands, Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS


Candles Soaps

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


bstrong rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap #2 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: You don't know what an impact your envelope had on me today, I needed one like this today. I love everything about it and the fact that you took time to write a letter, it was so great to read. We have stellar jays as well and they are messy, but believe me that squirrel he's going to eat you out of house and home - it'll be like having a male teenager and his friends coming over to visit 😀😀. I love the bookmark and the fact that you took pictures of the Netherlands to put on it. Going to enjoy the hot chocolate. I could go on and on, but know your envelope and time that you put into it made a difference in my day and will make tomorrow brighter. Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Fabriqueen rated for Letter swap #33 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful letter! I love the card you made for me. I hope your hubby is feeling better after his surgery. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
kathiann rated for Vintage Postcard Swap on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: I love vintage postcards! I wish I'd taken a chance to visit Colonial Williamsburg when I was still living on the East Coast. Thank you for sharing.
Response: Never to late
animal87x rated for Halloween Card Swap Challenge #1 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Aww lol! If I were Peter Pan I would totally still be glittered out! LOL hope you have a great Halloween this year! Thank you for the card and sharing your story!
Response: Ya think she would of given me a few sparkles lol
pkpeace rated for Halloween Card US #4 on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Your card is BEAUTIFUL! This is a keeper!! Honestly I have to say that the ATC touched my heart with joy. You should definitely keep sketching because you have a flair for it. I'm amazed that you have no training in portraiture.This is going in a collage of ATCs that I am working on. Thank you for that envie of joy! Hugs, Patty
Response: Oh that was so nice of you to say, I was hoping you would love it.
Comment: Thank you so much! I really love the notecards.
Response: Your welcome
Comment: Did you decide on a house color? How did hubby's surgery go? How was the picnic? What a fun trip down memory lane, I like finding old family photos of happy times. As always, a great swap from you. :)
Response: No color yet, hubby is very sore in lots of pain sadly😥. Didn’t make the picnic due to his work schedule. Nice to swap with ya.
oceanilumn rated for Sign up 9/28/17, Mail 9/29/17 on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: I adored every bit of that fabulous letter you sent me, and I do hope your husband is doing well with all that. from the packaging to the very generous washi samples this was absolutely the best way to be welcomed home after a very long trip!
Response: Well your appreciation makes it all worth while. Thank you for your kind words.
veronicasvisions rated for Movie Star Postcard #2 on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! How did you miss seeing the Alamo?!?! Hope you can come back soon!
sarahnr rated for Pumpkin everything on Oct 10, 2017
Kdguard rated for Pumpkin everything on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing swap. It's bad when our husbands are home never mind receiving from an injury they are like 4 kids made into one. I'm dying to ask, what type of bird is that? It's beautiful
Response: Scarlet blue jay. I a, sure in a weeks time, he will be better,
blueseabliss rated for Pumpkin everything on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you Laurie! Keep it up with the markers!
Response: Thanks it is fun
Aladyjackson rated for Just Randomness on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Amazing swap!! Thank you so much, you were so kind! I will write back as soon as possible! Thank you!
Response: Looking forward to it
knitterofhats rated for Letter Lover Swap #2 on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice assortment of goodies. Love the washi!
Response: Great, glad they brought a smile to your face!
Dsweeny rated for Easy Peasy Note Card Swap #4 - USA on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Hi neighbor! That was so cool to get your note and see we are literally like 30 minutes apart! I really enjoyed reading your note, and LOVE the homemade envie, picture of the squirrel and jay (that isn't something you see everyday!) and I've actually had surgery at the hospital you work at! Small world! Take good care, and thank you so much again. :) Dina
Response: Today they knocked the feeder off the railing...glad you enjoyed the swap,
Lilianders rated for Ephemera Pack Sept: Autumn/Fall on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, nice of you to include something for the girls as well! And I love your letter, a lot of girlpower! Would love a pink wall! And thanks for the second package, my goodness, 5❤️
Response: Thanks, it still tickles me
Mybeautyfullmess rated for Happy Little Notecards #47 on Oct 3, 2017
blueseabliss rated for Hello Cupcake! on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Good heavens! This is awesome! Thank you!
Response: Thanks, it was a hard swap to do! Hoyt a lot of cupcake stuff out there!!!
Break42 rated for Touristy PC # 5 - Waterfall on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: I was so sad to see the forest fires :( I do hope to see some of those falls one day
Response: New growth happens fast around here...
SwissChallet rated for Funky Envelope Friends on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Lauri, for your fall themed envelope and lovely letter! I'll write back soon: I have two weeks off from work as of Monday. life is good, indeed!
Response: Well you enjoy your two weeks,any traveling?

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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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