Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 4:09 am


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: March 20, 2018
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

My BFF has been all over the internet and met some pretty amazing people. I was raised as an Army Brat but spent all my years till jr college living at Fort Ord and Monterey California. Lucky me, I met my best friend at the age of 8, Dorothy. We are still to this day 52 years later side kicks. Spent 14 years living in Los Angelos area. Because of the smog, crime, and pollution our family moved to the great north west and ended up in Vancouver Washington.Been here since 1994 and worked at our hospital for 24 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of two year. On our first date, he said he wanted to save Venice Italy for his honeymoon. A year later on Oahu, under a big crescent moon, reflexing off the still waters, he asked for my hand in marriage. A year later, we are on a gondola in Venice . Other than my husband, I have 3 boys. Will 36, and my twins, John and Chris 33 I should mention were born on Christmas Day with red hair. Will and his wife have 2 children Joey and FINALLY a girl, Annabelle. John and his wife are expecting a boy in July. UPDATE: 5 lb 5 oz. with, yes, red hair. Which brings me to my best friend. I wouldn't say we are to competitive, but I will never forget my phone call to her announcing I too was having twins. She had twin girls 4 months before my twin boys. We don't live near each since I left for college but the 4 remain friends to this day.

I love to garden and am starting my first herb garden. UPDATE: Not very successful, oh well.

My favorite color is sage and purple. My husband must really love me because he let me paint our bedroom lavender 💜💜💜💜. The rest of the house is sage.

I play piano but only for myself .

I must be honest, I did not know what a Washi was till my BFF shared with me her stash. Looking forward to obtaining some. UPDATE: we got throw away lab coats now. Wear for a week or so then depose of it. I have since brought WASHI tape to work with me and I have the prettiest and most unusual lab coat. I have got to introduce Washi tape to people! Even got one med tech to check into swap bot.

Favorite Television

I love British TV. and subscribe to Acorn TV. They have Aussie tv shows too. Thank goodness for my iPad and wireless headphones. Hubby can watch his shows and I can watch mine,


I am a cubbies fan and married into it. Love Baseball and Football. I also love the Seattle Seahawks as I am from Washington. We watch a lot of baseball and football. So I would like anything Seahawks or Chicago Cubs stickies or whatever! UPDATE: boycotting NFL

Favorite Crafts

If it wasn't for by best friend, I wouldn't do crafts. I see the hours she spends making and creating art. I started small with jewelry. Still learning but can do the basics. My first mistake was spending three days beading. I didn't know to take breaks. I paid the price. Now, I get up, make a cup of tea or glass of wine🍷

Traveling has given me the opportunity to take pictures. Now I make beautiful cards. Favorites are snap shots from Venice Italy and Kauai. UPDATE I have a pink and gold Glam Craft Room. Love my girlie room, no boys allowed. LoL


I love to travel. I did not know my husband belonged to a time share till I ran across it while moving into our home. What's this I asked. He rarely has used it over the years and I was, give me everything you have on it because it will be used. I love going to the resorts, no travel lodge for me! Other than Venice, I have been to England, Paris, Rome, Florida, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Kauai ( first Anniversary). Victoria BC (New Years). San Antonio Texas just cause...I have us locked into San Francisco again..for Christmas, my brother Dave got my husband and I tickets to the Cubs one night and the next night him and his wife will join us. This fall, the big island Hawaii, and St. Thomas Virgin Island next April. The hardest part is waiting. UPDATE: St Thomas canceled boohoo Washington DC for Cherry Blossom Parade.


Things I like Sparkling stuff,

Beads, Washi tape, tea ( no green) and coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards,

Fuzzy socks, Hair barrettes/headbands, Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS


Candles Soaps I do not journal

I spend a lot of time on my swaps and hope you can see that. I recently got the spare room for my crafts/glam room. I would stay in there all day if I could. It's been fun getting it set up.


If you have a favorite picture of yourself, feel free to send me one. I have an inspirational board that I made for my craft room. I would love to fill it with pictures of my swap buddies. thanks


LadyJo rated for Theme: Flowers on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note card and nice note. I want to plant some Pansies but well the snow is going to fall tomorrow. Thanks for the seeds and flower.I will enjoy those items too!
jaimierandolph rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #24 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Omgoodness, I loved your letter!!! Thank you so much for the fold and seals... I wish I could find a place that sells those! they are neat! Thank you so much for sending them to me! Hugs- jaimie
Response: I don’t think they make them anymore ...those were so old. Glad you loved them❤️
tonat80 rated for Theme: Flowers on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful card! Thanks for the extra goodies too! Don't forget to write the name of the swap on the card and/or envelope next time...
Response: Oh thank you how frustrating, my humble apology.
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for 1 Page Letter on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much I enjoyed your letter, I laughed out loud when you said "I facetimed with my best friend and you were crafting and u looked up and saw her staring at you " hahaha us ladies need best friends, makes our lives so much better. The stationary is super cute and I love the Paris stamps. I have no clue as to what a Tim Holtz sidekick machine is? I have no idea how to use any craft machines, I cannot even get my printer to work LOL. I can do paper crafts by hand and I am luck to do that LOL Have a great week P.S I am going to add your letter to my junk journal and thank you for the very cute washi tape samples
Response: Thanks for the Heart. I am glad it was a good swap. Google Tim holts, as Dorothy says, “it’s a game changer.” I feel honored to be your journal. 🎉🎉🎉🎉
christy102194 rated for Happy Little Notecards #67 on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Sounds like a good read, and an even more amazing place to travel to!
Response: Put it on your bucket list
Comment: Thank you for the great envelope, beautiful shamrock!
Response: Thanks, I have a funny head piece to work at work
emmaswaps rated for ATC #10: Month of March on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: thanks for the really cute leprechan..and you have the prettiest envelopes..thanks for the nice note too!
Response: You are welcome
Cicely321 rated for My Favorite Color is Purple on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: ~ Thank You. :o)
Response: Your welcome, Thanks for ❤️
sweetgypsy rated for ATC - Free Themed #60 (USA) on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice atc and decorative napkin! I enjoyed reading your note as well. Sounds like you've got a great place for supplies. Good deal on the those envies! :)
Response: Well thank you. I like to send a letter with my ATC. Getting to know people is the idea. It always makes me sad when I just get an ATC and no note.
Amyncognito rated for Happy Little Notecards #67 on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice card and note!
Response: Welcome
Fabriqueen rated for St. Patrick's Day Greeting Cards on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you and back at ya
Ramya rated for St. Patrick's Day Greeting Cards on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and awesome stickers! I did the AncestryDNA test and I do have some Irish dna. Mostly Great Britain though aside from that. Have fun with your results. My grandfather was a redhead btw. Happy St Pats. ☘️
Response: Thanks, love red heads❤️
Comment: Thank you! Loved the photos of the lab decor you made.
Response: Thanks people really liked it. Now what to do for April
Kskollections rated for TEA themed ATC & Mail Art USA on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Really cute!
Response: Thank you. Appreciate the ❤️
Uplandcin rated for Sun ATC inside and out. on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Dear Lauri Thank you so much for the lovely ATC. I enjoyed reading your note and I can so relate to the craft room story.
Response: Your welcome!
mariewilliams810 rated for Happy Little Notecards #64 on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the late rate. I rated you a while ago but for some reason it didn't save. Thanks for sharing. It was nice hearing from you.
Response: Been there done that lol.
Sparkleandshine rated for Daffodil ATC and Mail Art on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Laurie, your stationary is so pretty, and thank you for the lovely compliment inside about hoping to get me sometime as a partner, really made me feel so special. Your ATC was sweet, liked the gold glitz. Happy spring!
Response: Well thank you for the heart. Hope to see you around swapping. Feel free to drop a line too. Save my address somewhere . I cut them out and put on a 3x5 index file. Good ol fashion way.
ritchgirl rated for Napkins to Decoupage II on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice napkins!! They are great!!
Response: I hope you find them fun to play woth
Comment: I love your notes to me. I adore this sunflower paper and the little tiny envie! What a sweet sunflower ATC....thank you so much, Lauri!!!
Response: Do you remember my first ATC and I said I was nervous? I hope I have improved a little. 😄. Thanks for the heart.
bluecrayons rated for Card kit on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: I got this but I don’t believe st Patty’s is spring.
Response: After reading your profile you did not like pink, purple so I thought I would play it safe with Irish Spring. I would be happy to resend .

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BlueberryLady on Feb 13, 2018:

Belated Birthday Wishes ~ Hope your Day was Special !!!

Kellpepper on Feb 11, 2018:

RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

jaimierandolph on Oct 10, 2017:

Profile Check for: Quick Letter! # 4 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy and join more of the ones to come! Happy swapping!

jaimierandolph on Sep 30, 2017:

Profile Check for:Letter swap #33 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you enjoy it and join more of the ones to come! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jaimierandolph on Sep 28, 2017:

Profile Check for: Sign up 9/28/17, Mail 9/29/17 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy it! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

myancey on Jul 13, 2017:

I hope you have a great day!!!! I hope you find this site as addicting an fun as I have

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