Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 12:20 am


Date Joined: June 15, 2014
Last Online: September 23, 2016
Birthday: March 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi everyone! Due to a very persistent pen pal, I have made a swap bot account! I am excited to begin. I just finished my Bachelor's degree in Human Development. I plan on attending grad school in the fall, but plans change so you never know.

Some things that I am interested in are snail mailing, making Blackout poetry, making my own handmade envelopes, reading, playing video games, and traveling. I also am studying French, so anything to do with Paris or the French language is perfect for me!!!

On a more personal note, I would like to share this with the SB community. I have suffered from depression for the past 8 years, and was recently diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder. I sometimes get worried about what other people will think of me. I would just like to have a good experience and swap with people that can share the love of snail mailing, postcards, ATCs, etc. that I enjoy sending and receiving.

Favorite Music

Silverstein, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Echosmith, Silversun Pickups, The Black Keys, Of Monsters And Men, Saosin, City And Color, Saint Raymond, A Day To Remember, I Prevail, Foo Fighters etc. I listen to a lot of indie and alternative music, but really love any type of rock music and some pop.

Favorite Books & TV Shows

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

How It Ends by Laura Weiss

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

The Hunger Games series

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Forest Of Hands And Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Such A Pretty Girl by Laura Weiss

It's Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

My favorite poem is "A Dream Within A Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Favorite shows:

Criminal Minds, Supernatural, American Horror Story, Cutthroat Kitchen, How To Get Away With Murder, Orange Is The New Black, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, etc.

What I Like

Some ideas of what I like to receive in my mail:

Absolutely anything Batman! My favorite characters are Harley Quinn and The Joker.

Old Hollywood glamour (think Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe)

Any ephemera, would really love some from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology collection

Stationary pages/notepads - always need new paper for my pen pal letters!

Stickers - anything on my likes list preferred but I'm not picky with these

Tea: English Breakfast, Vanilla Chai, and fruit teas just no Green Tea please. Must be factory sealed.

Washi tape samples

Sentimental Circus memo sheets

Anything related to Paris, France or the French language.

Any inspiring quotes.


Postcards - State/city, state maps, foreign countries, animal, superhero/comic book, beach scenes

Floral prints/flowers

Alice In Wonderland

Anything with whales, penguins, giraffes or pugs on it

Macaroons/cupcakes/cute desserts

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I love when people use pretty stamps on their swaps, besides just the normal Flag stamps.

Currently Looking For

Any postcards (could really use some non-touristy ones for my Geeky PC Swap series) and I will love you forever!

Book pages in English. I prefer ones that have love or strength as the theme, but honestly any work. I use these for my Blackout poems!

My grandmother really loves giraffes and pugs, so anything with those on them would be greatly appreciated and would make both her day and mine.

Any stickers for my Erin Condren Life Planner would be great.

ATC Themes

Anything from my Likes list would be fine but here are a few more ideas:

Adventure Time characters

Mario Bros. characters, preferably Daisy

hot air balloons

pin-up girls from the 40s/50s

Traveling theme

The Cheshire cat

Harley Quinn


Edgar Allan Poe or an ATC based on his poem, "A Dream Within A Dream"

Boston themed

Pittsburgh Penguins / hockey

What I Dislike

ANYTHING GLITTERY. I really don't like glitter, please don't send it to me!

I'm also not really into Kawaii stuff except for Sentimental Circus.

Don't like puffy stickers either.

I don't like plain green tea.

Another thing I REALLY dislike is when people spell my name wrong, especially my first name. My name is not Laura or Lauren, it's Laurel. Please do your best to pay attention to the spelling, as I would do the same for you. Thank you!

Dealing with Drama

If you feel as though the swap I send to you is not up to par, please message me before giving me a 1 or 3 and I will do my best to make things right.

I am beginning to understand that things happen with mail and sometimes when things are postmarked days after the swap ends, it's not always the person's fault because the post office can be odd at times. I no longer think that being late on a swap warrants a 3, unless the person is chronically late and doesn't care. However, if I believe you didn't meet the requirements on a swap and give you a 3, please talk with me about it and we can work something out. When I say talk, I mean it too. If you start sending rude PMs or harassing me about the rating and treating me badly, I will definitely not work with you on giving you a better rating.

This being said, let's work together and have a fun time swapping!


anjen rated for Senders choice ATC for August on Oct 15, 2016
Comment: As of October 15, I have not received and it is still not marked as sent. I tried to contact but have not received a response. I will change this rating if I receive.
lyzz rated for Pokemon All Dressed Up ATC on Oct 12, 2016
Comment: 10/12/16 never received anything nor is it marked as sent.
Comment: Than you and thanks for the extras!
HannahEnilk rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #9 on Sep 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Unfortunately the card seems to have come in contact with water along the way. Some of the pink letters are smudged away. =/
AnitaMac rated for Book page atc on Sep 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. What a great idea to zentangle on a book page. It looks great. Thanks again and take care. :)
Comment: Hi Laurel! TY for the fun pc - I love wine! LOL! The lines from your book sound interesting and maybe a tad scary - yikes! LOL! Thanks for the fun share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the decoration! Very cute! c:
Comment: love the zentangle and really appreciate all the 2x2's. thanks!!
Comment: I love the zentangled .... lobster? crab? Whatever that thing is! LOL!!!
Response: I think they are crabs lol
anrtist rated for APDG ~ Back to School on Sep 5, 2016
Comment: THANK YOU for the ✎APDG ~ Back to School ~ 😊s... ✄ 📖 📨 ✎ 📗📎📓 ✄ 📖 📨 ⌨ ⏏✎ 📗📎📓 ✄ 📖 ♥♥♥♥♥ = 😊 Blessings, cc
CookieChops rated for Famous person on a postcard on Aug 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the James Dean postcard! It's sad that he was more known for his death than his films. Best wishes!
Omnomidon rated for Someone Famous on a Postcard *USA* on Aug 22, 2016
Comment: I think there was a mix-up when I rated you the first time -- I got another PC of Willie Nelson from someone who didn't put their username and the swap had the same name! Ah well, I still love it :P One of my favorite episodes of the TV show Supernatural is about James Dean's car!
Response: I sent you a PC of James Dean? I think you got your swaps mixed up
Johndeeregurl44 rated for APDG ~ Back to School on Aug 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the pictures. I enjoyed them.
Comment: I look forward to colouring them :)
Sharlie rated for APDG ~ Teacup Animal Series~Bunny on Aug 14, 2016
Comment: Cute, cute, cute. Thank you!
Comment: Pretty!
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for APDG ~ Back to School on Aug 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you, loved your decos, so funny LOL especially the cat

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anrtist on Oct 11, 2016:

JUST A NOTE to say I NEVER DID RECEIVE the Prize for winning your APDGroup BINGO.. cc

nancylee on Sep 8, 2016:

Decorate your partners profile! Cupcakes!

Vanillacreamteas on Sep 5, 2016:

Decorate your profile with Cupcakes!


willowscloud on Sep 2, 2016:

Hi I chose these pictures for the Decorate your partners profile! Cupcakes! swap

athousandyears on Sep 2, 2016:

I’m decorating your profile with cupcakes!




Please don't forget to rate ;)


Darkestlina on Aug 22, 2016:

APDG ~ Back to School Hi there, I don't personally start school for another month but as a kid I remember thinking the first day wasn't so bad because there wasn't homework usually. Also love new school supplies.



mchesser12 on Aug 21, 2016:

for: APDG Back to School

from: Melissa (mchesser12)

Babsmomof5 on Aug 15, 2016:

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for finishing my postcard! It looks so awesome!!! I really appreciate the time you took with it, and I love the extra PC you included... Thank you so much!!!

itsyknits on Aug 12, 2016:

APDG ~ Teacup Animal Series~Bunny cuteness in a tea cup!!

so fluffy and cute!!!!!!!

ammalu on Aug 9, 2016:

APDG~Back to School

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