Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2019 8:12 pm


Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: May 23, 2019
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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  • Married no kids.
  • Not picky or easily offended, so feel free to introduce me to something new.
  • Strive to make you laugh and feel great even if just for a moment. I'm an oddball and tend to think outside the box. If I get it wrong please let me know so I can fix it.
  • Scottish terrier lover and pet rescue supporter. Especially black cats and dogs, they often get overlooked. No pets of my own currently:(


  • Mail art, flat stickers, postcards(handmade ok), labels, address labels, postage stamps, postalettes, and washi samples.
  • Anything handmade or decorated by you. Atc, pocket letter, inchies, flip books, stuffies, pins, really anything.
  • Lists, jokes, poems, haiku, limericks.
  • Instapot and slow cooker recipes.
  • Vintage stationery 1960s - 80s.
  • Bright and natural colors.
  • recycled and partially used items

Anything with an animal 💜:

  • Scottish Terriers.
  • Rescued pets and their stories.
  • Mega fauna - e.g. Woolly Mammoth, Saber tooth tigers, giant sloths.
  • Donkeys, goats, and pigs.
  • Fish and other sea life, horseshoe crabs.
  • Woodland creatures real or imagined.
  • Put a bird on it: Flamingos, barn swallows, woodpeckers, crows, turkeys, birds of prey.
    Tell me about your backyard birds!
  • Ferns, oak trees, poppies, hydrangeas, pines, cherry blossoms.
  • The only animal thing I don't like are real monkeys and chimpanzees especially when dressed in clothes, they creep me out.


  • Halloween year round. Love creepy vintage costumes and photos. Classic Universal monsters and Horror movies. Witch Hazel and Gossimer.
  • Silly or dark humor.
  • Oddities and Imperfections.
  • Pop culture, esp 70s and 80s.
  • Cults, I'm fascinated.

Artsy fartsy:

  • Local traditional art
  • Outsider folk art.
  • Bright bold colorful florals.
  • Art deco and nouveau.
  • Modern art, turn me on to an artist you love.
  • Illustration- vintage children's books, ads, propaganda, industrial workers
  • Vintage Hawaiiana
  • Mid century architecture and furniture.
  • Industrial, steampunk, space, and scientific themes
  • Religious art, icons, and shrines.


  • Regional culture, dialect, ghost stories, treats, and recipes.
  • Kindness, equality, and tolerance.
  • Your family history and origin. Eccentric relatives and war heroes.

Fictional characters:

  • OZ.
  • The Muppets.
  • Bojack Horseman.
  • Richard Scary
  • Raggedy Ann
  • ME-Henry💙💙💙
  • Tina Belcher.
  • Grover and Oscar.

  • The Office, both versions.

  • Spock and Picard.
  • Batman 60s series
  • 60s -70s cartoons.
  • unexpected anthropomorphic "things"
  • R.O.U.S.
  • Portlandia. I think I've worked with every character on this show at Whole Foods. They get it so right and I love how everyone takes themselves so seriously.

Food and travel:

  • I like to imagine myself as one of those majestic women in an outdoor catalog, dressed in cool gear, one with nature, and effortlessly hiking up a mountain. I'm more likely to trip in the parking lot before I even get to the trail.
  • illustrations of food, esp breads and pastry.
  • Austria, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Mountains, forests, and beaches.
  • Wine and cocktail recipes.

NOT crazy about-

  • coconut, chai, and zinger tea
  • non communicators and non raters
  • glittery little girl stuff-the exception is Valentine's day, go nuts!
  • scented items: intentional or accidental
  • Not that anyone would, but for the love of all things good and holy please do not send mustard.
  • 3D stickers, I have tons.
  • Willful ignorance and blind obedience.

Favorite Movies

These whimsical, visually stunning, and goofy ones

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Freaks
  • Metropolis
  • Hugo
  • Coraline
  • The Birds.
  • The Princess bride.
  • The Wizard of OZ.
  • Return to OZ.
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure
  • Anchorman
  • Coming to America
  • Repo Man.
  • Dazed and Confused.
  • Ghost World.
  • Zoolander

Wes Anderson films are so good that I want to eat them.

This being said, you'll have my undying love if you send something related to his movies.

Favorite Books

Always reading something and it varies greatly, could be science fiction, fantasy, or historical fiction. Biography, Ted talks(don't know where to put these), or old childrens science textbooks.

I HIGHLY recommend: 3/24/17 -The fifteen lives of Harry August by Claire North.
-The Borgias have been fascinating me lately, it's amazing that we have the details of these people's lives that lived so long ago. I get exhausted just thinking about their daily lives.

Favorite Music

Spotify is on most of the day. Frequently Go to: 80s alternative, Wilco, The Who, Monsters of folk, Jack White, and love finding new music!

Favorite Crafts

Anything handmade by you is greatly loved and appreciated, no matter your skill level.

I enjoy making papercrafts: pocket letters, postcards, atcs, and mail art. I just haven't felt very crafty lately so haven't been joining those types of swaps. I do continue to buy and hoard supplies of course.

I really love needle felting, but am allergic to the wool:(

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!


rsartistnl rated for MAIL ART - Christmas on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the resend. I especially koved the image of the woman......
Response: Thank you! I'm glad it made it.
LadyBayou rated for A Holiday Card in the US #4 on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: thank you so much, Merry Christmas! :-)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the card. It is a small world! I work in Bolingbrook and I frequent Mago's several times a year. I love their food!
Response: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: You chose a very long postcard as well. So many words this round! Thanks for always playing!
Response: Thanks, great minds think alike!
Paige1900 rated for Another Xmas Card Swap - US Only on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Oh Laura...I LOVE your beautiful Christmas card...so sparkly and glittery! The message was sweet and personal. Thank you sooo much! P.S. You are such a rebel! :P
Response: Thanks for the kind words and heart!
noone7212 rated for Halloween Card swap USA/Canada on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: It came! Happy Belated Halloween :-)
Response: Great,thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the chuckle :)
Response: You're welcome!
CajunLady rated for WWOZ - Postcard Spell Out #6 on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
susieq11 rated for Random Envelope 4 on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies! It’s amazing what one stamp can still send. I love the little cat envelope! That poodle bookmark is new to me and oh so sweet. Love the postcards and Italian paper! I’ll wrote you soon! So glad you joined, thank you! xo
Response: You're welcome, it's always fun to swap with you! XO
Comment: Woo hoo! You have yourself some job! I say, hold a seance. What if some alive goon is trying to discredit Mr Hale or the Policeman? At least they should have a chance to defend themselves!! But seriously, do take care of yourselves! The card is hilarious too! & thanks for the sweet extras :)
Response: Maybe a seance on Halloween would get us the answers we need! Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: Hello Laura, Thank you for the Frank Lloyd Wright card! Very interesting! Thanks for sharing😊
Response: You're welcome, have a great day!
Comment: Thanks for the unique card! Thanks also for the key sticker and pumpkin die cut!
Response: You're welcome, Happy Halloween!
Comment: What a fabulous envelope of stuff you sent—all of it right up my ally. A punny card, 2 (two!) haikus, and a bunch of won-der-ful Day of the Dead stickers. Also, many kind, friendly words. Bless you for making my day! <3
Response: Have a great Halloween and I'm so happy to make your day!
Comment: Dear Laura, thank you SO much for this wonderful mini pocket letter, it's gorgeous! I love it! I loved how you used a vintage theme because I love vintage Halloween and those items are so hard to find here! Thank you as well for the paper goodies, they are so cute and I can't wait to put them to good use. The envelope was gorgeous as well. Have a happy fall (yes, it's spring down here, thanks for noticing it!) Hope you can visit Patagonia one day (and other parts of Chile as well), it's beautiful! Happy Halloween!
Response: I'm so happy that you loved everything! Have a Happy Halloween and thank you!
Comment: I like the card and note. We had 19 turkeys last year in spring in backyard. I never fed them. Like politicians! I like that!
Response: You're welcome and have a great day!
susieq11 rated for Halloween Card #2 on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: What a cute card!!!!! : ) Also love the doxie stickers! No big fall plans - I should’ve arrived in Japan today but we postponed the trip because of my dog’s surgery/illness. We will reschedule at a better time. Hope to do a country drive this weekend but the leaves are just starting to change now! Thanks for joining my swap!!! xoxo
Response: Thank you!
CajunLady rated for WWOZ - SPELL OUT #5 on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the great card, it made my day! I love the coins and that you used a dragon stamp too. Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome, have a happy Halloween!
Comment: I love the owl card! Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome. Happy Halloween!

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susieq11 on May 18, 2019:

Look for mail from me next week!! Have a nice weekend! xo

crescendo on Apr 22, 2019:

Hey friend, I'm glad things are looking up for you! They are for me too and I hope we can get back together here and have some well earned FUN! Hugs and kisses and all that good stuff, Sue.

susieq11 on Feb 6, 2019:

Happy Birthday!!

susieq11 on Jan 25, 2019:

Hello!! Hope you’re doing well and staying warm! Brrrr!

crescendo on Jan 16, 2019:

Happy New YEar my friend, thank you for checking in on my profile, things are improving slooowwwllyyyy, I plan to get my silly sense back but evidently these things cannot be rushed. Big hugs to you and lets hope 2019 is a GOOD one!

kiddomerriweather on Jan 7, 2019:

Happy New Year to you, too! Everything is going well. I'm just a huge lazy ass. I hope all is well with you.

susieq11 on Dec 31, 2018:

Mailed you a letter today! Happy New Year! xx

crescendo on Dec 26, 2018:

Hello friend! Checking in to say hi and hope you are well and I miss you and hugs and stuff like that!

JuneRosebud on Dec 14, 2018:

Thank you soooo much for the wonderful 12 Days Of Christmas package!! I really appreciated getting it & look forward to opening everything in time=) Happy Holidays!!

susieq11 on Dec 14, 2018:

Got mail from you yesterday!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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