Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2019 9:49 am


Date Joined: June 4, 2008
Last Online: May 16, 2013
Birthday: January 31, 1984
Country: United States


Hi there! This is my first time back on Swap-Bot since December 2008. I took a one year leave because of some life changes. I have learned from my past mistakes & have promised myself and fellow swappers that, for now, I will not join a swap unless I have it completed before I sign up. Thanks for your understanding. Swap-Bot has been nothing but a blessing to me and I am very grateful for this community of women.

To pay back more good than bad that I put out, I am going to angel 2 times the amount of disappointment I caused. I will post here the swaps that I have angeled:

angel packages on their way to: bblue: swap of envelope profile surprises bblue: surprise tag

Have you recently been flaked on? If so, you may submit your flaked swap to me if you like. I will take it on if I have the means to do so at the time!

about me...

  • designer
  • letter writer
  • treasure hunter
  • spirit seeker
  • sketchbook keeper

things i cant live without...

  • miracle whip
  • double caramel sauce latte @ starbucks
  • the 100 mile yard sale
  • my moleskine
  • swapbot . flickr . etsy


  • libraries
  • penpals
  • carnivals, sideshows
  • frida kahlo, carlos castaneda
  • magical worlds, fairy tales, mythology
  • thrift stores, antique stores
  • handmade handmade handmade
  • mazes, labyrinths
  • africa
  • astrology, fate, angels, guides
  • salsa dancing, mojitos
  • bakeries, cupcakes
  • wise tales, quotes
  • owls, hedgehogs, woodland animals, gnomes
  • zines, wanna trade one?
  • vintage toys, children books, kitchen items
  • did i mention anything vintage!


  • crafts: handcarving stamps . my gocco . my lomo
  • movies: the fifth element . pans labyrinth . big fish . amelie . lady in the water . anything by wes anderson . marie antoinette . the golden compass . the fountain
  • music: erykah badu . miles davis . ladysmith black mambazo . radio head . bjork . lauryn hill


  • kawaii DECO TAPE please!
  • moleskines, my fave journal and sketchbook!
  • fineline pens or sharpies, mechanical pencils
  • anything vintage!
  • sushi themed things
  • mexican art themed things
  • please send me your sketches or thoughts

one on one swaps...


maliksmom - cupcake pencils and vintage valentines

neca84 - vintage receipts and notecards


Comment: Thank you for a really nice cool stuff envie! I really enjoyed the postcard with the Rorschach art (very skeletal, mm), and the postcards were tasty! I'm looking forward to using those stickers, and I really liked the zine book of quotes. What is the font you used (the handwritten style)? I loved it; must have it! (P.S. Thanks for the Motherwell stamp; he's fantastic!)
Response: you are welcome! i am glad you liked the postcards and stickers. all of the quotes in the zine were handwritten by me. it is my favorite way to illustrate. i am glad you like the stamp to :)
Comment: What a lot of stuff for a little envie! I enjoyed reading the zine (you have such an interesting handwriting!) and the stickers are beautiful. I love the vintage postcards. I haven't had a chance to read the poem yet that you sent, but I am going to take it to the library with me tonight so that when I need a "brain break" from studying, I can read the poem. Will update later and tell you what I think :)
Comment: thank you I loved everything especially the cupcake stickers and all the vintage postcards, especially "Stone Pavement Slope in the Rain"
Comment: April 27: I finally received it. Cute stuff ! Thanks................... You noted that you sent the swap April 3. I did not receive anything from you. Hard to believe domestic USPS failed again. Will rerate when I receive something.
Comment: This was an absolutely lovely package! The mini-zine is really thoughtfully presented, and I love the notecard set & mailing labels. Just let me know if you ever want to swap again :-).
doniamae rated for Small Treasure swap on Mar 30, 2010
Comment: I hate to give 3s or 1s, but I feel swap hosts checking out dearguppy's ratings to determine her reliability should know all the details. Most of her other recent ratings look good, and I do believe she has made improvements in her swap reliability. For this swap, however, she marked it as sent on March 17th, which was two days past the deadline. That would have been fine, but the actual postmark on the package was March 22nd, a full week after the deadline, and no explanation was given. The contents of the package were nice and met the swap requirements, but getting the swap out on time is also a requirement.
cranialbleeding rated for Zine Swap on Mar 26, 2010
Comment: Thank you for re-sending!
Response: thanks for you patience. i resent, and i hope you have received. if not, let me know and i will send again :)
Comment: Thanks for the notecard and the zine. I've heard of it but I've never seen one. Very interesting! And my daughter thanks you for the stickers - she loves it!
LomoLover rated for Small Treasure swap on Mar 24, 2010
Comment: Love them! Thanks!
sockmonkey rated for Fill Up my Mailbox :) The Remix! on Mar 19, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!!
Comment: Fabuous "profile perfect" envelope of goodies :-) Thanks VERY much!!!
chakliuk rated for Fill Up my Mailbox :) The Remix! on Mar 18, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the poem. That's exactly the kind thing I like! And I love the motto on the sticker :)
Comment: Thanks for the stationary and I love the postcard with the quote...have a great rest of your week
Comment: Thank you for the great Zine, the note and the information on reflection, very interesting and very true. I'm going to buy the book. Blessings, Mona
Chloetron rated for Mini-'zine swap #13 (February) on Mar 16, 2010
Comment: Thank you!
Agnetha rated for E-Swap: Your favorites on Mar 9, 2010
Comment: Thanks for sharing!!
jadesmus rated for Mini-'zine swap #13 (February) on Mar 9, 2010
Comment: Thanks for your zine, i like the layout and the tiny notes at the bottom of the pages. i'd love to see your drawings, since your handwriting is great; it somehow craves comic illustrations around it. :D
Response: thanks! i am working on a new one right now that will have some drawings in it. i can message you when i am done, and maybe we can do a private swap, i would love to your zine! ~ lauren
TinkerB74 rated for TinkerB74 & DearGuppy on Mar 4, 2010
Comment: A million hearts...I love ALL the cutey stuff you sent. Thanks Sweetie!!!!
Response: you are soooo welcome! i am glad you liked your stuff. make sure you use those bingo cards at starbucks, they are made for coffee shops (i dont remeber if they stated that or not) :)
Comment: Really cute zine! I loved this one. It gave me some good ideas and motivation. Thanks
Response: thanks so much! i hope i get to see some of yours in future swaps!
motes rated for Mini-'zine swap #13 (February) on Mar 2, 2010
Comment: It's so cute! I love the fonts!
Response: thanks! the cursive is all done by me. hand lettering is my most favorite thing to do!

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bblue on May 10, 2010:

Hello, thanks for the angeled swap & tag - I received them today! Everything's so cute and useful; I especially like the owl stickers. Thanks!

DarbyFlats on Mar 29, 2010:

I received the envie of FBs today. Thank you very much! :)

MissU on Feb 17, 2010:

Got my stampers today! Amazing work! I removed your rating. Thanks for finally sending.

monkeycatt on Oct 28, 2008:

Hey! I had message to you for asked about my package...you revieved my mail from STRAWBERRY OR/AND CHERRY ITEMS SWAP or not? if you not recieved anything I ready to sent for angel. let me know please...

gogoringo on Oct 21, 2008:

THANK YOU!!! thats so sweet of you to send the punch and papers, no to mention the flamingos and the sweet tiny book. So unexpected, but so appreciated. Thanks so much! I hope your little one is doing well :)

KarenFife on Oct 7, 2008:

Hi Lauren: You mailed me the 100 Things About Me Swap on Sept. 17, but I still haven't received it. Could you put another copy of it in the mail? It should just take a couple of days to get here. I'm really excited to read it!! Thanks! Karen

dreamrains on Oct 7, 2008:

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NorthernBorder on Sep 29, 2008:

Thank you for the assorted notecards and envelopes for the swap tag US only.

gogoringo on Sep 29, 2008:

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gogoringo on Sep 17, 2008:


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