Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2020 6:25 pm


Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: November 30, 2020
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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Short attention span summery:

  • I love colorful or grungy, fun, quirky, and unique things especially when made by you. I'm not picky or easily offended at all so feel free to share what you are passionate about or trying for the first time.

Very long version:

  • 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. No pets of my own currently and love to receive pictures, doodles, or stories about yours.

-I'm a terrible pen pal but love to read your letters and lists. Always check out what you recommend even if I don't respond rightly.


  • Mail art, flat stickers, postcards(handmade ok), labels, address labels, postage stamps, postalettes, unique stamped images, 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 colors. Black and White.
  • recycled and partially used items are always welcomed.

Anything with an animal ๐Ÿ’œ:

  • 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, native plants, moss, and mushrooms.
  • The only animal thing I don't like are real monkeys and chimpanzees especially when dressed in clothes, they creep me out. Go figure that the flying monkeys from oz are my favorite though??? Maybe because they're fake? It's the trained circus animals that creep me out. Just no.


  • Halloween year round. Love vintage costumes (Ben Cooper!) and photos. Classic Universal monsters and Horror movies. Witch Hazel and Gossimer. Hitchcock. Vincent Price. Cute is awesome but prefer scary, grungy, or gothic style overall.
  • Silly or dark humor.
  • Oddities and Imperfections.
  • Pop culture, esp 70s and 80s. Let's talk about that time the bionic man and woman fought bigfoot!
  • Cults, I'm fascinated.

Artsy fartsy:

  • Local traditional art
  • Outsider arts and crafts.
  • 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, time travel, space, and scientific themes
  • Religious art, icons, and shrines.


  • Regional culture, artists, dialect, ghost stories, treats, and recipes.
  • Kindness, equality, and tolerance.
  • Your family history and origin. Stories about eccentric relatives.

Fictional characters:

  • OZ.
  • The Muppets.
  • Bojack Horseman.
  • Richard Scary
  • Raggedy Ann
  • ME-Henry๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
  • Tina Belcher.
  • Grover and Oscar.
  • Parks and Recreation Jean Ralphio because he's the wooorst!

  • 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.

-pickles, chocolate, nuts, and candy.
- 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
  • plastic which I understand is impossible to avoid, but I try to recycle and reuse.
  • non communicators and non raters
  • glittery and little girly stuff-the exception is Valentine's day, go nuts!
  • scented items: There are scents I love and many I can't handle, ask before sending please. I do love scratch and sniff though.
  • Not that anyone would, but for the love of all things good and holy please do not send mustard.
  • 3D stickers, paper pieces, and bits, 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 love forever if you send something (even abstractly) related to any of 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 college and dark wave, Wilco, The Who, Monsters of folk, Jack White, and love finding new music!


My favorite murder, RU talkin U2(and REM) 2 me? Comedy Bang Bang, small town murder, Conan needs a friend, and now I see that I spend entirely too much time listening to podcasts, lol.

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. So back on track somewhat and I'd say my crafting style goes to grungy no matter what I do, lol. If you hate it let me know. I'm easy going.

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

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!


susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Food on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: I love your pumpkin themed envelope! โ€œSpice, spice babyโ€ ha ha ha! Too cute! Love the little Thanksgiving card and thanks for the letter too. Iโ€™ll write you back soon : )
Response: Thank you๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’œ
TeaNi rated for CPG Thanksgiving Card - US Only on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: thank you for the cute card & stickers! :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Polka Dot Pumpkins / I Thank You For the Postcard / I liked your Haiku
Response: You're welcome!
Rabbitfreedom rated for PRIVATE: Halloween Party on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Got your package yesterday - can't wait to open it on the 29th!! See you then!
shiloh102 rated for Festive Halloween Card! (US) on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Loved the card and hope you have lots of candy and fun on Halloween.
Response: Thank you and Happy Halloween!
Mimosagirl rated for MAIL ART - Halloween on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Paper Macheโ€™ sculptures sound cool. I would love to see that. Our community has cancelled all Halloween events. Iโ€™m not sure what if anything weโ€™ll be doing. Thank you for the awesome card!
Response: Thank you and Happy Halloween!
Comment: Laura this is amazing! It is going on my display wall thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you love it, thank you so much! ๐Ÿ’™
anicka22 rated for MAIL ART - Senderโ€™s Choice on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Love the beautiful envelope with the pretty stamps
Response: Thank you!
jjhere rated for Mini Halloween Flip Book on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: That is the coolest story! Well...maybe creepy is a better word, but either way I love it. It was fun to have the music in the background, too. Brilliant and awesome little book - Happy Hauntings!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the creepy experience, Thank you!
Comment: Bravo!! What an awesome job you did creating these tags! We LOVE Zebro!! That was SO thoughtful and kind of you! I love the "Bohemian" and she looks great on the top of my 6th Tag journal! (Zebro is in the curio with the rest of the zebras!) Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and enjoy zebro, he was fun to make.
Comment: These are beautiful pocket envies, Laura!! I love them! I really like the Halloween paper you used to make them with and all the neat stuff you stuffed them with - skulls!!! Thank you so much for a really great swap - and two extra pockets!!
Response: I'm so happy you love them, thank you!
BusyB rated for CPG ~ Not Near Me Tourist PC ~ USA on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: We all look.forward to travel and gathering again for sure!
Response: That's for sure! Thank you
anicka22 rated for Three Truths and a Lie #4 on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much I think the lie is that your husband is working in Poland at the moment?
Response: You are correct, although he us working with the consulate to get back over there next month. He'd rather be home, but quarantine in a nice hotel for 2 weeks isn't so bad, lol.
Comment: Thank you for the weird postcard and joke! Super funny! Be well <3 AL
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for all the great blue goodies! Thanks for joining this swap too! Hugs, Pam
Response: You're welcome!
susieq11 rated for Altered Postcard on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Oh this postcard is awesome! Thanks so much and Iโ€™m so glad you joined!!! : D
Response: Yay, glad you like it! Thanks๐Ÿ’™
rhinoluvr rated for What Are You Reading Postcard on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Hi Laura, Thanks for the awesome Max Ernst PC, and for your lovely note. I'm having much more trouble reading these days too, and I too *love* to read. I know we'll get our speed back when the world calms a bit, hopefully soon. That's so cool you once stayed in KV's vacation house!! Take care ;)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and heart๐Ÿ’™
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Profile Based on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: What a great Mail Art envie of animals! I love it! I enjoyed your letter and the extras are great too! Thank you , again!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: You're right, we do have a lot in common! Thanks for the awesome postcards! I'll be writing you back but no pressure to respond.
Response: Thank you. Can't wait to hear from you!
Comment: This swap was a blast. Thank you for your answers -- it was really interesting to see what things caught your attention. I'd love to see the one in FL, but I agree -- I'd have to take the guided tour. :) His work is so trippy I would have missed a lot if there hadn't been those info markers, Even then I kept seeing things without info markers and wondering, "What's up with that?" lol Oh! And I didn't get that it was raining inside the taxi either! I'll have to go back and look again. Take care!
Response: Thank you! I really enjoyed it also!

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takehimaway on Nov 11, 2020:

Let me know if you'd ever like to do a private swap!

LauraM540 on Nov 4, 2020:

Thanks for the 'weird' envie from the Themed envelope tag! I had fun looking through it all! Love the little junk journal and the Vintage Christmas cards! But the Bob Ross sticky notes are my fave!

kiddomerriweather on Nov 1, 2020:

Happy Halloween!


Sorry I'm a little late.

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crescendo on Oct 25, 2020:

Hey lady, I miss your guts

susieq11 on Oct 21, 2020:

Thanks for the fabulous wish in a lovely envelope!!! I canโ€™t wait to use the Paris stamps, woo hoo! Love the card you wrote on and the mini envies too. THANK YOU! Also got the Halloween card and your note! : ) xoxo

TreeAnn629 on Oct 21, 2020:

Oh my the RAK you sent me was so special more then you know. On a dark time in my live, you brought me a BIG RAY OF SUNSHINE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. The greatest RAK THERE EVER Was.

pkpeace on Oct 21, 2020:

Thank you for the awesome mail! I Absolutely adore this embossing folder! I will definitely use it on my gel plate but I will dry emboss with it too! The bookmark has already found its place in one of my many children's Halloween books! My favorite! Your mail made my day! Thanks again!xo Patty

kiddomerriweather on Oct 18, 2020:

Thank you for the Halloween card and wonderful altered tag! It means so much that you thought of me this Halloween season. =D I have no idea how to get X-ray paper to lay perfectly flat. I've never worked with it before. It looks pretty flat to me though. I absolutely love it and it's going in my tag journal!

kiddomerriweather on Oct 8, 2020:

No need to thank me. =D

I know all about the anxiety ridden brain . . . too well.

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