Swap-bot Time: April 9, 2020 4:05 am


Date Joined: November 24, 2008
Last Online: April 8, 2020
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States

About Me

Hi..I live in Las Vegas..great city if you stay off the strip!! LOL! I've been married for 40 yrs in Dec/2018. I have 2 children and 6 grandchildren, ranging in age from almost 3 to 22 yrs old. I love my family, scrapbooking, reading, gardening, the internet, cooking and my job...in that order. I am a Business Services Administrator for a landscape supply company...(fancy name my boss calls me to say I am in charge of everything).

Favorite Music

I love all types of music, mostly rock from 60's to present day, alot of country lately..love Little Big Town and Band Perry, classical and Christmas..any version of Carol of the Bells is awesome! My son burned me a cd with over 20 different versions on it. I've seen Trans-Siberian Orchestra 3 times now and they are beyond awesome!! Had to travel to Phoenix last year as they didn't bring their show to Las Vegas...SO worth it!!

Favorite Books

I love to read! I read cookbooks for fun, scrapbook magazines. Don't really have a favorite author..but I enjoy romance, mystery and comedy books. I even still read childrens books...think Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children when the mood hits me! I have a Kindle but still prefer a real paper book over the digital and I really can't get into books on CD having someone read to me!!

Favorite Movies

I like happy movies...Very favorite is Wizard of Oz, The Long, Long Trailer w/Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz...(a relatively unknown but VERY cute movie if you Love Lucy!!) I can watch Disney classic cartoons over and over even though the kids have outgrown them now....thank goodness for the Grandkids...the family can quit groaning when they have to see me watching Cinderella for the 50th time.

Favorite Television

Got rid of cable due to ridiculously high cost and just have Netflix now. Don't really have a favorite anything anymore...just watch whatever strikes my fancy when I'm in a television mood!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy scrapbooking, altered art, ATC, trying new recipes (thanx to Pinterest!),,,Speaking of Pinterest..can that be considered a craft??..I have some awesome boards that I love to look at when I need a happy boost!! I could..and sometimes do spend hours pinning!! I love playing with the Prima Doll stamps and have recently discovered Pocket Letters...what a simple, fun concept...can't believe no one came up with that sooner!!! I made an altered puzzle for a swap here and that was a blast..want to do another one for myself soon!!


pigs..they are just too cute!!.. and scrapbooking supplies..of all kinds! My husband swears I could open my own store at this point...he's probably right!! I also have found a new interest in dress forms since he came across two metal sculptured ones that are awesome!!


Things I like to receive:

paper scraps (especially mulberry paper...love to tear this for ATC's)


sparkly things

peacock related items

mystical things

vintage valentine, christmas, halloween, easter, victorian ephemera

ribbons of all kinds

recipes that you enjoy

any kind of fairy items

unicorn/pegasus items


Prima flowers (especially altered by you!)

roses..or any kind of flower items

purple is my favorite color

celestial items

vintage hankies or doilies


buffaloes ( I know this is weird, but they're pretty awesome!!)

random playing cards

handmade tags/embellishments for scrapbooking

Punch Studio Note Cards (just recently discovered these & OMG..they are beautiful!!)

Postcards..written on and naked

Pens...especially purple ones

cigar boxes

clear stamps and ink pads

bits and pieces of unwanted jewelry (someday I want enough to make one of those really cool Christmas Trees out of all of it!!)

Favorite Postcards

Favorite postcards:




Foreign countries



State facts


Unique roadside attractions



full moons


rock formations :

Thrift Stores

Now that I've joined Thriftstore Find group..which looks like it will be alot of fun...I decided to create a category here! I LOVE thrift stores..you never know what you will find in them! Here is a list of what I look for when I'm in them:

*Raggedy Ann & Andy hardback books from the 60's or older

*Little Golden Books (older ones with the gold or silver spine)

*Nancy Drew Books from the 80's or older

*Boxcar children books

*Dr Suess Books

*Cigar Boxes

*Vintage Jewelry

*Vintage Handkerchiefs

*Unique Tin or cardboard containers

*Crafting supplies

*Christmas Decorations

*Garden Decor



Emmyxxoo rated for Rubber Stamp Swap #1 on Apr 5, 2020
Comment: I wish I could give you 100 stars....I absolutely LOVED my rubber stamp package. TRUE STORY...about 3 weeks ago I was shopping around on one of those de-stashing craft supply groups....and I saw a set of these tiny little stamps with sayings on them...I fell in love w them. They were cute and I didnt have anything that size. I thought they wold be perfect to jazzy up my snail mail...To my disappointment they were sold and I couldnt get them. But thats ok bc the set you sent me is like 95% the same thing.....how coincidental!!! I love them ALL!!! and thank you for the beautiful spring/butterfly stationary...Im a newbie so I am building up my stash so they were perfect...The whole package was perfect.....thank you for making it so special for me....OH! I cant forget about the Mary Engelbriet mini stationary and the fairy post card...I dont think I will ever use them...I want to hoard them forever...thank you again...emmy
Response: ohhhh Emmy...you made my day with that thank you!!! I am SO glad you will enjoy what I sent you!!! I'm honored to have made you so happy!!! Stay safe in this crazy world of ours!!!
Autist rated for ATC A DAY #8 - Paper Collage on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: This is a lovely ATC! I love all the things to look at! Pretty!! Thanks
suepier rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #16 USA only on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
suepier rated for WIYM: Useless info on a PC on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Connecticut Farm postcard and great information that I find very useful.
suepier rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Comment: You were right, the postcard was perfect for me! I love it! Thank you!
aero rated for ATC Cleanout #37 (USA) on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you Laura😊I knew I had a rain sister out there👧Take care and stay safe💁
Comment: Thank you for the Trolley Square postcard!
pintis rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #16 USA only on Mar 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the PC. Yes, dark skies are one good thing about living in the country, even though we have some light pollution. If you are in Las Vegas, I feel for you!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Yes, thank you for the Japanese postcard! 💖
Comment: Thank you very much for the awesome fairy PC ! We are shut down here too in Canton,PA. Only things open in our rural little town is grocery store, a gas station, and Dollar General. Due to needing the essentials. You & your loved ones take care & be safe.
goinjenny rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #16 USA only on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you
RiverTopanga rated for Anything Goes PC Swap #4 on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Hi Laura... what a great PC. Wish my French was better these days! I love the joke you sent. I have friends here that will like that one. He was saying (his wife was there too), that if he and his wife have to isolate, it wouldn't be the covid virus that killed him! LOL I will tell his wife your joke :-) Have a wonderful weekend :-) <3 <3 <3
Larina rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #16 USA only on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Blue butterflies! Thanks so much for saving that card for me! I love it!!!!
Jjean rated for Pinterest - Miniature or Fairy Garden on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing - Pinned several and hope I get to make many of them -
Comment: I love the Vegas PC you sent! The quiet must be unusual for you. I live in a rural village and it's lawn mowers and birds as usual. But I have noticed much less traffic going passed. Take care of yourself and I'll do the same.
Comment: Lovely ideas!
KaliOya rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet -- D USA on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I liked your used of multiple media.

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Emmyxxoo on Apr 5, 2020:

I LOVE THAT MOVIE...The long long trailer...I thought I was the only one that has ever seen it.....so cute and funny....Gotta love Lucille Ball

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 11, 2020:

Hi there! I would love to have you join my first swap ever as a swap coordinator! I am nervous hosting my first swap and could use the support of veteran swappers. It's called: 3-person PC Collaboration #1- Theme: Anything Goes

Thank you! Indira CherryBlossomLady

JuneRosebud on Jan 10, 2020:

W E L C O M E to WIYM ATCs of the Alphabet. I am looking forward to having you in the series=)

thisismeAXiD on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

vontakk on Dec 4, 2018:

I have you as a partner for one of my swaps again and if I didn't say it before, I am so in love with Lucille Ball that I Love Lucy was my entire bedroom theme as a teenager and I also JUST ordered The Long, Long Trailer DVD for my Mom for Christmas!!

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