Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2019 7:28 am


Date Joined: November 24, 2008
Last Online: January 17, 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 39 yrs in Dec/2017. I have 2 children and 6 grandchildren, ranging in age from almost 2 to almost 21yrs 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 there's that new grandbaby coming...the family can quit groaning when they have to see me watching Cinderella for the 50th time....now I'll have a legitimate reason!!

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



Comment: Happy New Year! Thanks for the PC with new year well wishes!
KSENiA rated for This Or That Questions (AGAIN) on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing, It was fun reading your answers.
Comment: Thank you!
BrendaB rated for HOLIDAY RECYCLED ATC on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: I love these swaps too! Your card is adorable and I love it. I wondered if you recycled one card or more than one.
georgiafae rated for WIYM: Graphic 45 on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Great scraps of Graphic 45-some of my favorite older ones too that I haven't seen in awhile, Thanks for the generous share. Happy New Year of Scrapping-swapping!
myancey rated for This Or That Questions (AGAIN) on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great answers Laura! Hope u have a great day!
Comment: thank you for all the items. I can not wait until I can use them
Comment: Laura, I had such fun reading your postcard ... it cracked me up! Thanks so much. 😂 😂 😂
jannieb rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Jan 4, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you for the pretty card. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you for the cute card. No, I don't know your friend, but that would be a really crazy coincidence. Merry Christmas!
PostcardAl rated for MEGA POSTCARD SWAP #3 (USA) on Jan 4, 2019
Comment: Hi Laura -- there was no swap title on the card, but I'm guessing this was it :) -- I only had a couple swaps over the holidays. Thanks for the saguaro card -- I love those things! Best, Al
Response: I'm sorry Al!!..you guessed right, I picked that one for you cuz I read you loved saguaro's!!! Happy New Year!!
MissBrenda rated for 5 blank PCs swap 💌 - USA #1 on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the PC's! Happy 2019 to you....
squince rated for MEGA POSTCARD SWAP #3 (USA) on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Interesting about roadrunners!
Mscraftyt rated for More Christmas Cards! on Dec 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous Christmas card! <3
Onaki rated for MEGA POSTCARD SWAP #3 (USA) on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! <3
Onaki rated for MEGA POSTCARD SWAP #2 (USA) on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: Gorgeous postcard, thank you so much! <3
christy102194 rated for MEGA POSTCARD SWAP #2 (USA) on Dec 30, 2018
spiffytiffy rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Happy Holidays!
CiCiHatter rated for Brenda's Christmas Tree Card Swap on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: love, love the shaped card....thank you....I really enjoyed reading about your Christmas memory...thanks for sharing...had to look up the candy, have not had that before...looks yummy!....have a happy new year!!!
Comment: Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

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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!!

CurlyTea on Oct 22, 2018:

Happy Belated Birthday!

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