Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2020 2:58 am


Date Joined: August 1, 2011
Last Online: January 21, 2020

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!!

HAPPY 2020!!

— 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, cool beads, old ephemera, interesting rocks, 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 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 10 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 30 and 31 have flown the nest. We treasure their visits!! Home is our sweet haven. Just the 2 of us with 2 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:


Comment: Great touristy pcs. Thanks
Comment: Thank you for all of the nice cards. I love this type of swap.
Response: Fun to send and fun to receive! Thank you for the extra rating, Sandy.
marclively rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #88 on Jan 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for very nice cards, particularly liked the lighthouse, and barn. ML
Response: Cool!! Thank you for the heart rating, Marc.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards - Happy Swapping!
Response: You are super welcome!! Appreciate the heart❤️
savannahsmiles4u rated for Let's Move Some Postcards on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: I LOVE the kitten one especially! Too beautiful! Thank you again! Hope to keep in touch with you! You are a keeper!
Response: As long as the swap is Vintage PC’s I am good. If I can only send FL, I’d be lacking enough to send. Please keep me posted when you host them :D
justmesks rated for Two Maps & Two Random #3 on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you. These are all new cards for me
Response: Sandy... “farm fresh” is the best! Appreciate your heart rating.
debbiespoms rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #81 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the PC! Glad you had a fun holiday!
Response: Happy 2020!
manders2280 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #10 on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a great stack of postcards. Every one resonates - Minneapolis has Oldenburg's Spoonbridge and Cherry, I love Wm Morris prints, I have family in TX and my uncle wrote a well-regarded book about roadside wildflowers in TX.
Response: Wow! So glad you loved each one! Appreciate the heart, too ;D
debbiespoms rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #184 on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you Laurie for the 5 great PC's, plus extra! Loving them! Except motorcycle. Husband took it from me and is keeping It ! He owns a motorcycle is why, hee! But I especially love the fox ! Thank you again.
Response: You are welcome! I very much appreciate the heart rating!! :D DH has a Harley and we enjoy taking off for the day somewhere. It usually involves BBQ ;)
Comment: All great choices, and thank you for the kitty PC too!
Response: You are welcome! I very much appreciate the heart rating!! :D Kitties are kool!!
Hugsie86 rated for WIYM: Postcard Envelope INTL on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! I really like them!
Response: You are welcome! I very much appreciate the heart rating!! :D
ksperline90 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #20 on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards!!
Response: You are welcome! I very much appreciate the heart rating!! :D
Comment: Thank you, Laurie, yes, these are all antique, and very good condtion for their age. Happy New Year! Marina
Response: Good to hear. Have a fabulous 2020!! Appreciate the heart, Marina :)
ch23 rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #11 on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you Laurie for the lovely cards and bonus papers. I will definitely use them! Happy New Year!
Response: So happy to hear. :D Thank you for the heart rating!
Lorabora rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #85 on Dec 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Great choices and I love the Wisconsin card 😊❤
Response: Yay!! You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating!
luckylynnl rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5! on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: Laurie:Received this packet and love it. Sorry to not respond immediately. Fun package filled with quite a variety of "pages". Fun memories of green stamps and Betty Crocker! Thanks so much.
Response: I was there for the green stamp era! Glad you liked my random pages. Appreciate the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely postcards!
Response: You are welcome! Merry Christmas :) Thank you for the heart!
MSturgill87 rated for NYUP USA Only #56 on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: I haven't been to the quilt museum, but I'd like to go. As someone who has attempted to create a simple quilt, I'd love to see the intricate works they show.
Response: Could be inspiring! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: All great choices, thank you!
Response: You are welcome, Dawna. I appreciate the heart rating :)
simcoe54 rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #7 on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: You are welcome. Appreciate the heart.

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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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