Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2019 6:51 pm


Date Joined: November 24, 2008
Last Online: August 18, 2019
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!!)


I started this category and then realized I don't really have dislikes except for pine and eucalyptus scented stuff!! Everything else you can find a use for!!

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



AnnaL rated for Christmas Cards in August on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks Laura for the elegant Christmas card, I love it. Have a wonderful day today, AnnaL.
Swan rated for WIYM: Blank Notecard Swap #5~USA on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you, nice variety of cards!
Comment: Great cards!
HappyMom rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #6 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for selecting 4 perfect cards for me - I love them all!!!
zurdoswifey rated for For the Love of Postcards #3 on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the PCs...haha its funny you said you long for green...Im wanting to move to Vegas but haven't taken the plunge yet haha ….The states you chose for me were great...
Comment: Thank you!! :D
Pepsicola57 rated for Scavenger Hunt - Pink on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, what an awesome lot of stuff.
armadillogal rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #7 on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Rolling Stones...wonder what year that was...
Comment: Great cards, love the stadium one!
saturatedinink rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #5 on Aug 6, 2019
krspellman rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard :-)
Comment: They're playing the Heaven series on the lifetime channel this month! :)
Response: I saw that they were...I don't have cable...going to have to see if I can stream it from somewhere!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
CHOWEFACE rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: thanks for the card!
Karen07 rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful card! Keep cool thoughts, fall is coming.
Comment: Ugh - Grasshoppers?! At least they aren't bees!
Comment: Thank you for the creative paperclips! I'll definitely be using them...great job!
Response: oh thank you!! I'm so glad you liked my first ever attempt at them!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Vickyen rated for CPG Flower or Plant PC - US Only on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: Hi Laura! I love your flower pc - it does look a bit like vintage victorian wallpaper! You are right FV got crazy and I am always all in when I do something like that, so it did become a job - sigh! We had tons of rain yesterday - have you gotten some now? I am ok with the rain but the lighting was not fun, really it was sort of scary at times! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: No rain yet Vicky...they're promising again for tomorrow...we'll see!!! I love thunder and lightning storms....by product of living in the desert...any type of weather is so welcomed!!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!! <3
Comment: Thank you for the great journaling cards!
Comment: Thanks for all of the journal cards ! Can't wait to use them.
Thumpersivy rated for Thank You Note Card Swap #4~ USA on Jul 12, 2019

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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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