Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2019 1:13 am


Date Joined: August 1, 2011
Last Online: November 19, 2019

Country: United States
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About Me

Hi there!! My name is Laurie.

Recent pic of Mom and I on a fabulous Quilting Cruise to Alaska. I Wanna go back!! I so enjoyed my Alaskan experience!!

Bring on the Holidays!!

Recently returned from a short vacation to Orlando and Daytona Beach, FL

— Love SWAPPING!!! WoooHoooo!

Usually I rate the day of swap receipt. Really love receiving your surprise!!

I can not stress enough that I have NO intention of flaking. If you have not received something PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know PRIOR to giving me a bad rating so I can mend it and send a resend if necessary or look up the tracking number if its a larger package. I mark “sent” when the swap is placed in my mailbox or dropped in the PO mailbox. The postmarked date may show a day or 2 later on the item due to this.

Love paper, paint, pencils, pens, textiles, yarn and COLOR! All colors. It’s taken a few years to become bored with ATC’s.

I adore unusual and odd themes along with landscapes, birds, kitties and big burly dogs (I have 2 Italian Mastiffs a rescue doggie and a rescue white cat).

I've focused on textile art for the past 10 years. Previous to the textile phase... I was into pencil drawing... previous to the pencil drawing phase I was into acrylic painting.

~NOW.... Mixed Media: Incorporating all the above phases.


Fave Entertainment Media


I LOVE romance novels with a Steampunk/Otherworldly twist. Books on how to create with paper, yarn, fabric, paints, pencils and recycled items using thread, glue, wax, brads, staples, nails and duck tape. Love trying new things!!


Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, War of the Worlds (1953 version), and the Sound of Music are my most memorable movies from childhood.

I soooo enjoy movies, however have not seen many due to I'd rather be crafting. LOL!

TV Shows:

Oh goodness....Ummmm..... Flea Market Flip, True Crime Shows, Quilting Arts, Long Lost Family, Dr. Pimple Popper, American Pickers, Mike Rowe (I meant Dirty Jobs), How It's Made, Hoarders (I feel like my studio is not so messy, after all), Tyler Henry Hollywood Medium, Triple D (Diners, Drive-in's and Dives) and Antiques Roadshow!


My Ipod has almost everything on it with the exception of Rap. OK, there are a couple Rap songs on there.... I stand corrected.

Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Irish Punk Rock, Alternative, Country, Pop, Hawaiian, Jazz & Show Tunes...

I love to turn it on random and have a sweet mixture to create by.


I like postcards... a lot. I like them fresh and in an envie the best... so I can send to someone special later. Love beautiful scenery, animals (especially farm animals and domestic house pets) and people (famous or not) doing funny things, ELVIS, grave yards, tombs, museums, art, MAPS, architecture, industrial, historical, unusual and odd, nudes, antique written on and stamp dated, new, old, colorful, black and white, farm fresh (not a duplicate in my collection), beachy, Wild West, Grand Canyon, ELVIS, British Royals or other Royals, Illinois, Chicago, flowers, patriotic, states of USA, cities, feminist, pro-women, equality, inspiring, animals with clothes on, oceanic, steampunk... Swedish, Dutch, British (my grandparents were born in these three countries), all other countries.

Another Few Things About Me

I love the unusual, the funny, the creepy, the offensive, the poignant, the thought provoking, the respectful of other points of view, the odd and strangely creative..

I am a strong believer in Jesus and I love others of different faiths.

Behaviors I do NOT like are: Adults acting like babies, lying or fake-ness, jumping to (wrong!) conclusions, non-use of swap-bot etiquette (communication, communication, communication!), a half-baked job on the swap, the attitude that the world revolves around them, ungraciousness and ungratefulness . Enuf said... on to more positive information.

I like reading or hearing Life After Death stories

Wish Lust

Antique Ephemera & Accordians

Boy Angels & Beachscapes & Bright Colors

Coffee - Black & Crochet & Chocolate - Dark

Dutch & Nitro Drag Racing

Elvis & Earthy

Farm Fresh & Cotton Fabrics

Grand Canyon & Electric Guitars

Hand Crafted & Honey Bees & History

Illinois - Cities, Parks and Farm Life

Junque & Jackalopes

Kindness & Knitting

Landscapes & Llamas & Licorice - Black

Mastiffs & Manatees & Museums

Nevada - Las Vegas & Narwhales

Octopi & Electric Organs

Pie & Postcards - Blank in an Envie

Quilts & Queen - Rock Band

Rhubarb & Royal Family - All

Swedish & Science & Steampunk

True Crime & Surprise Twists

Utah - Parks and Scenery

Vintage Ephemera

Whimsical & Wise

Yarn - Soft or Cotton

Zen - Peace & Harmony

My Little Family...

Our youngest was a victim of the choking game the day before Halloween in 2010. David was only 13 years old. I have a memorial tattoo of him as of 8/25/11.

My Little Family

I MISS DAVID EVERY MINUTE EVERY DAY Sweet David We are two peas in a pod. Just alike in so many ways.

Half of my heart is gone forever. I know David is in Heaven waiting.... Jesus and His promises are getting me through this valley of grief. Thankful that I will see David in Heaven... someday.

My most difficult months are October (David’s angel day near end of month) and April (David’s birthday near middle of month). The days leading up to these events grow more sad and painful until that “anniversary” day is over... similar to a pimple that festers more each day and pops the morning after the event. Yes, it has been over 8 years and NO, I’ll not ever “get over it”. I continue to improve with living through “It”. Thankfully, As of 2017 DH and I are living joyously.

Recent Victims and More Victims



Signs Your Child Is Participating in the Choking Game

Marks or bruises on the neck.

Bloodshot eyes and headaches.

Wearing clothing that covers the neck, even in warm weather.

Confusion or disorientation after being alone for a period of time.

The presence of unusual items such as dog leashes, ropes, scarves, bungee cords, and belts.


My two older sons age 29 and 30 have flown the nest. We treasure their visits!! Home is our sweet haven. Just the 2 of us with 3 dogs and one kitty.

Hubby and I enjoy traveling out west and the beach. Before David's accident we would would rent a boat on Memorial Day. The whole family would go deep sea fishing. Haven't had the heart since David's death... at least we have visited Daytona Beach a few times. Someday we hope to continue the family tradition and take David's ashes with us.

Tragedy has changed us. All of us appreciate life and living it to the fullest. Life is too short not to follow your dreams. Every day holds promise. David was all about living this way.

My Fave Themes

BOY angels are my absolute fave. Girl angels are all over the place commercially (In the Bible the angels are mostly men). It takes a special effort to find or create BOY/MALE angels and I appreciate ALL your efforts.

Other than that: SW USA desert, hand drawn, Steampunk, vintage buttons, landscapes, flowers, anything oceanic, boy angels, mastiffs and poodles, kitty cats, Elvis, paper dolls, birds, dark chocolate, corny jokes and phrases, things that make me laugh or think of a new perspective or TWIST.... LOVE IT!


If you would like to include a little something extra ... I'm not opposed to receiving something with our trade, in fact I will feel that I've hit the jack pot!

My heritage is Swedish, Dutch, and British (Manchester, England). Anything from or about these places are of great interest to me.

I LOVE all things black licorice flavor!

Hopefully with the profile details I've included you will find something interesting in your stash.

Please do NOT....

PLEASE, DO NOT SEND a half-baked Artwork. Lack of attention to detail. Take time to color it up. Show you care. Give it your BEST work. I will not rate (at best give a 3 for) a half done piece and will gladly return it to the sender to complete or add back to their collection. Remember we are to send something we would want in our own collection!

~~~~~~~ALLERGY WARNING!~~~~~~~~

Please don't trade with me if you are allergic to pet hair and burnt wood. I have both. I try to keep the hairs away from my workspace, but what if I miss one or two and you become ill. I'd feel awful, so I'd prefer we not trade to be safe. Thank you.

List of Thankless Non-Raters:

  • The rating is the "thank you" for sending the swap.


Please don't forget to rate!!

Thank You My Sweet Swap-bot friends:


Highlander18 rated for PSH: 3 Card Postcard Hunt #1 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Super great cards (sorry not a cat person, but fun) beautiful butterflies, cute seals and oh my!!! Extra card - my fave Humpback whales. I want to see something like this or them breaching. Wonderful surprise in my mailbox. Thank you so much!
Response: You are super welcome. Glad you liked them well enough. I would see whales from afar on the cruise ship. They are huge! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Wauw! You were my swapping partner :) How nice! You sent me a fabulous package of ephemera <3<3<3 I received yours irght when I had mine ready to send and it made me doubt if mine was good enough.. You sent me such wonderful and various types of things.. that piece of film is so cool!! I have just this weekend made my first journal.. when I feel a bit more skilled, I shall use your things in a vintage journal.. thank you!
Response: I’m am very happy that you loved my package and will give them a new life in your future journal! Please don’t worry about your ephemera collection. It takes time and focus, because old ephemera is so often thrown away. I have been collecting for many years and have boxes of it. I find many items in bulk at estate sales and auctions. Yes, I’m an ephemera freak. LOL!
Lorabora rated for PSH: 5 Card Hunt #2 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Great choices! I love the "think tank" and "falsies", both cracked me up! Blue spring state park sounds lovely 😊
Response: Glad they made you laugh! 😁 Thank you for the heart.
banjobraids rated for PSH: 5 Card Hunt #1 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Hi Laurie! These are SO great! I'm going to be in Michigan over Thanksgiving, but not as far north as most of these sights. I like the extra Myrtle Beach one, too. We didn't get to go to the beach this year. :(:(:( I aboslutely adore the autumn red maple card. That's so perfect right now. And the Bouguereau made me smile because once my uncle bought a poster of it because he said it looked like me as a child. I was a very mopey, melancholy child like the girl in the painting. LOL! We need to meet for coffee. My jobs are finally calming down a little bit. So let me know if you'd like to hang at Grayson Coffee or something. I like to do cross stitch there. Everyone is so nice.
Response: I’d love to!! I am a coffee fan... wink wink. Glad the cards were a hit :)
Comment: This was a very nice swap, I missed rating it when I should have, but it rates a special heart. It was done very well and has been added to my drawer of dishcothes and towels. Thank you very much!
Response: Awwww... thank you! Appreciate the heart, too.
Comment: Thanks for the great variety of cards!! They are awesome! ~G
Response: You are super welcome!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #76 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Great postcard choices. Thank you.
Response: Hope all were “farm fresh” for your collection 😉. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Your card is beautiful! Thank you so much! You don't need to change anything at all! I am going to use it to write to one of my pen pals. Thanks again!
Response: Relieved you liked it. Appreciate the heart... I really put my whole into both attempts 😉
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #77 on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Love the cards, thank you!
Response: Cool beanz!! Thank you for the ❤️ Rating :D!!
Tricia22 rated for Map PC Scavenger Hunt #10 on Oct 6, 2019
Lonestarchild rated for SMSUSA: Send Me 5 Postcards on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: The Dairy Princess one cracked me up! Thanks so much!
Response: LOL! Me, too!! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: What a delightful variety of vintage items! Thanks for many extras, too. So many favorites: the Coke ordering slip, the "Miss November" playing card!!!!, the simple address strip saying The American Thread Company - won't that be a great addition to a collage. And who doesn't love a map placemat of Buzzard's Bay! Great swap, thanks again.
Response: You are super welcome! I have more where that came from... boxes and boxes. I LOVE ephemera ;) Really appreciate the heart!!
spinweaver rated for NYUP Vintage PC #5 on Oct 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pc of the old church :- )
Response: You are welcome :)
HelenG6 rated for Don't Mention It on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Sorry I haven't rated you unit now. After my Mother's passing, I have been terrible with my postal mail. I am so behind and trying to find time for everything. Thank you for the post cards. I don't have cards for Roosevelt and his car. Thw San Diego sunset was damaged. I'm not sure if where I found your mail was the reason.
Response: Laura/Helen... would you like a replacement card? Very sorry for you loss. My Mom and I are buddies. 😢
Comment: Thank you so much for the 3 maps! Love them!! Nice doodles and stamped images too :)
Response: I adore map cards!! Glad you liked the selection and doodles. Appreciate the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you! I love the bits you chose for me! SO MUCH FUN! I will definitely be getting creative with these!!!! So much FUN!! Thank you, thank you thank you!!! Gabi
Response: I love ephemera, too. So glad you loved the contents. Thank you for the heart :)
Rainydancer rated for PH: Famous People on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: great cards, thanks!
Response: I had a few unusual ones. Thank you for the heart!
ericabella rated for NYUP Vintage PC #5 on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Appreciate the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for all of the nice PC's!
Response: Thank you for the heart... Those U’s were a bugger to find.
Comment: Thanks for nice cards and an extra!
Response: You are super welcome! Appreciate the heart, Shirley.

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HelenG6 on Oct 7, 2019:

I love your kitty GIFs. I have 4 cats myself. The kitten, Smoaky, is a bit of a rascal. I have to watch her, but this is her time to be challenging.

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


Stargazer008 on May 8, 2019:

Oh Laurie, you really made my day! What a lovely envelope in my letterbox! Thank you so much for angeling NYUP: 1 Ad, 1 Non-touristy and 1 Surprise! I simply like all of the postcards. Gonna try the recipe at the weekend...whoopp something to look forward to. And now have a nice evening, Joana

bluehairedmary on May 1, 2019:

Thanks for angelling for NYUP: 1 Ad, 1 Non-touristy and 1 Surprise! I especially like the spinning postcard! I don't spin, but I love all crafts!

mandigutterrose on Apr 8, 2019:

I received your resend for 4 out the door (I was out of town for a wedding). Bless your heart, you are the sweetest. Thank you so much. XOXO

splendorpursuit on Jan 16, 2019:

Hi Laurie,

I was checking out your profile via your recent swap posted and just wanted to say that the cat in your gif is a total badass. Where did you find the gif? :) [If this is your actual cat, color me jealous.]

ktk8 on Sep 18, 2018:

Hello and THANKS for adding the mailbox... first class stamp....and bird coloration on my Collaboration 59 card...... it turned out so pretty! Many hearts to YOU......

wolfeagle on Sep 8, 2018:


Thank you for drawing a face on my Collaboration pc. It really makes the pc.

MissPaula on Aug 31, 2018:

Thanks so much for the winged pumpkin on my Collab PC, I Love it! It really made the card. I hope God's Blessings are chasing you down-Thanks again! = )

christywebb on Aug 20, 2018:

Thank you for part 2 supplement of the "WIYM BIG New Postcard Swap - USA" swap!

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