Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2023 11:35 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: December 24, 2021
Birthday: May 4, 1980
Country: United States

About Me

Updated 12/24/2021

I have been away from swap-bot for some time now. My life changed direction, and I found I just don't have time to swap like I use to. I have enjoyed my time on swap-bot but right now my focus needs to be elsewhere. If you need to reach me please email me at [email protected] or mail me at PO BOX 723, Pacific City, Oregon 97135.

Thank you.

Designed By: Laurie Burkett, copyright 2017.

Wife, Mother, Artist, Designer, Computer Tech, Crazy Cat Lady. I have three kids and four cats that keep me on my toes and one wonderful husband who makes sure my toes don't take too much damage. I run my own business, Desk & Code, which encompasses a range of talents and passions.

My artistic inspiration comes from what I see and hear in the world around me as well as my love color and texture. I am very lucky to have had my designs shown in several shows all over the world.

In 2017 my heart and soul finally found its mate. Stephen has been a huge blessing in not just my life but the lives of my children.

Photo taken by Crystal Van Roekel Studio and Design.

Warning: I have cats. While I try to keep fur out of my swaps from time to time one or two hairs might get in. I apologize in advance.

Formerly lhansendesign, username changed by admin as requested due to my legal name changing.


Pumpkin, Wool, and Vanilla Scented Items.

Please DON'T send me religious/spiritual/personal belief stuff unless it is a swap of that nature. Likewise with food/snacks/tea, if the swap calls for those things then it is ok, otherwise please don't send it. Thank you!

Please no Earl Grey Tea or Lipton brand tea, thanks. Please no tea with vanilla in it.

Really Dislike: Clowns, Dolls, Balloons, Halloween Items, Pumpkins

Don't Need - Bookmarks, Beads, Ribbon, Paper Scraps(unless its vintage), Die Cuts

Planner Dislike List: Plain, layered stickers, puffy stickers, heavy bling/sparkle, pastels, shaker stuff, glitter

Planner Don't Need: staples, push pins, paper clips, baby/nursery items.

General Like/Love List

Swinging on swings, Coloring, Patterns (visual)

Colorful items and clothing, artwork, pretty much everything

Texture both Visual and Tactile

Making tents/forts outside and in

Organizing parties, crops, get togethers, events

My Little Ponies both old and new, I collect the 80's ones


Rock hunting, Bike riding, Gemstones/Gemology

Flowers, especially Pansies (if you have seeds for any of the rarer colors please send me some!)

Gardening, Painting – love the impasto technique

Interior Design, Herbs, plants, trees, Reading,

Pen pals, Snailmail, Letter writing

Witchcraft - religion not Halloween

Researching religions, ancient cultures, riddles, mythology, ghosts, urban legends, abandoned places, cultures, paranormal, ufos, crypto zoology

Beadwork, Japanese Anime, Poetry

Travel and exploring old places/abandoned places/old architecture

Ghost Hunting/EVP, Writing, Music

Singing, Opera/Musicals

Spellcraft and rituals, Folklore/Urban Legends

Rubber Stamping, Vintage items/artwork

Antiques, Altars, Ritual/New Age music

Blues/Jazz music, Graffiti Art

Alternative mythology, fantasy, sci-fi

Famous artists and artwork

Mixed Media, Book arts/Art Journals


Beastie Boys and alternative music

Zines, Counter Culture/Alternative culture

Native American culture/religion

Video gaming, Elder Scrolls Online,

Asian cultures (all)

Scrapbooking/journaling, Papercrafts

K-Pop, Tie Dye, Yoga

Stationery/office supplies/Project Life

Washi tape/Deco Tape


Sewing, Kimono culture

Pc Computers/web/blogs/digital design

Clothing styles fantasy, bohemian, hippie, pagan, fae, Victorian, Gothic, But I can only wear clothing that is really soft due to my fibro

Meditation/Zen/being one with nature

Tea (especially Runa and Good Earth),

Japanese Folk Crafts, Japanese Language,

Asian papercrafting/office supplies/stationery



@Cutesygirlynai - Non-rater. I sent her a package back at the beginning of October 2014. I have proof of mailing and proof that she received the package. She claims she never received and now will not answer pms.

@TurtleTats - Flaker. Flaked on me for faux food swap that was angeled by the hostess @sabbysteg Has contacted me several times claiming she will resend but nothing has ever shown up.

@daichki - Tag Flaker. Tagged her months and months ago for some Japanese brochures. She blocked me and never sent them. Angeled by @susieq11


I do my best to vet all of my swaps before assigning partners so that everyone who joins one of my swaps is safe from flakers. If for some reason you get flaked on while in one of my swaps I will always angel the swap after your partner has been rated accordingly.

My Swapping Habits

If I Send To You:

I try to reuse packaging if I can but I also make sure all of my packages are secure and wrapped as if the swap was going through a war zone. For postcards I always send two because every now and then the USPS sorting machines get hungry and my postcards seem to be their favorite thing. When I mail my swaps they go in one of the several blue USPS mailing boxes that are littered around my town. However none of our mail gets sorted and sent from my town but instead travels to our capitol of Boise, Idaho to the eastern side of town to be sorted and sent. The sorting center sadly seems to live in its own time zone. I can mail an item to my mother who lives 7 minutes from me and it will take two weeks to get to her. I can mail a postcard to family in Portland, Oregon and it will take three days. I can mail a priority mail package to my friend in Arizona and it takes two weeks. I can mail letters to Japan and they have taken sometimes as little as ten days sometimes three months. So please if you don't get your swap contact me asap!

If I Receive From You -

I try to rate the day I receive the swap but sometimes the kids and work have other ideas. If for some reason you don't get rated please poke me in some way, I promise I won't get offended.

If I Tag You -

Take the time you need all I ask is if its going to be more than a month please communicate.

If You Tag Me -

For quick tags I usually have them out within a week. For more time consuming tags sometimes they take a bit longer because I really try to match what I am making/sending to the person's profile. If for some reason it takes me longer than I thought it would to send I will always contact you. If for some reason a tag I send ever goes missing I will resend, but only once.

If You Are Going To Be Late Sending -

Just please contact me! I understand that sometimes unforeseen events happen. All I ask is keep in contact with me.

If I Am Late Sending -

Either hell has frozen over or something unforeseen happened. I will always communicate but that doesn't mean that I don't expect you to rate according to the swap-bot guidelines. If for some bizarre reason I am ever late, knock on wood that never happens, I will completely understand the rating I receive.


Helena8664 rated for Witchy Questions (April) on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your path with us...so fascinating! :)
CajunLady rated for Witchy Questions (April) on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Thank you for the two beautiful ATC's . Nice work.
njstauter rated for Witchy Questions (April) on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: thanks for interesting answers
Comment: Thank you, Laurie, for the three ATCs! Too cute!!! I think I could get addicted them again. Did you get mine?
Fenix825 rated for FS: little tea swap on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thanks so much for the great assortment of teas! I can't wait to try each of them! I appreciate what you sent me.
ChrisAnne rated for PP ~ Themed Tape Samples ~ Flowers on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Laurie, thank you for the great tapes and cute note card. I so enjoy swapping with you!
titancia rated for CPG Rainbows ATCs - US Only on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the rainbow ATCs! They are awesome. I love the Escher inspired one!
mandigutterrose rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Reading your answers, I'm reminded how much I too am irked by those who interchange Witch/Wiccan. I am certianly not Wiccan and it bothers me when people assume such when they learn I go by Witch.
Crazipurplelady rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: I am in awe of your answers, so good and such detail!
ariestess rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I keep meaning to visit The Grotto when I visit Portland, but there's never enough time! LOL
Bavarija rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cards!
Comment: Thanks! :0)
Response: You are very welcome!
dvmac rated for Mixed Media Boners on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Hi Laurie. I love your penis. I just had to say that Thanks for the ATCs
Response: Did you notice it glows in the dark? And you are very welcome!
marymary914 rated for CPG Spring Flowers ATCs - Global on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATCs!
Response: You are very welcome!
Whippet rated for FS: Deco Books on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Hi Laurie! I am happy to have the Deco Books to work on & then pass on to other Deco swappers. You are kind to send me postage stamps showing portraits of people for my ATC creations. Its fun. Thank you & Happy Spring!
Response: You are very welcome! BTW I got a little surprise headed your way.
Fenix825 rated for QUICK 3 Favorite Things on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great envie of your favorite things! I like all of those too!
Response: I am so glad you like them too since we seem to get paired together lots!
Fenix825 rated for QUICK ATC Swap on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs!
Response: You are very welcome!
TrishaLouise rated for ATC's For All! on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you, loved the cat ATC!
Response: Glad you liked it!
jacianne rated for QUICK Planner Goodies #8 on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you much for my goodies ...i paper craft alot so these are great for my projects and i do not have a planner but i do keep a daily journal/diary...so i am very appreciative!
Response: Journal/Diary/Planner they are all the same idea just a different thing. Glad you can use what I sent!

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kiddomerriweather on May 4, 2019:

Happy Birthday!!!

HappyMom on Aug 31, 2018:

Thanks for the postcard! What a nice surprise 😀

RooBaRoo on Jul 24, 2018:

RooBaRoo on Jul 24, 2018:


I'm so ...touched!


It takes so much generosity, courage & ...trust to give away one's first book of anything!

I'm really curious about this, & so excited to start reading "Celtic Magic".

I cannot thank you enough! I do not know whether I'll finally embrace it as a way of life, but I'm most certain that this is what I want to do - find out about these things - at THIS point of my life.

Thank you for re-sending (Pagan/Wiccan Pay it back tag). I still hope the original package turns up at some later point.

sherba31 on Jul 22, 2018:

Thanks for the surprise RAK postcard of the print you have as your avatar. Love the Confucius quote as well. I cannot place the RAK in the PF or in a group, but definitely wanted to acknowledge your kindness!

sabbysteg on Jul 21, 2018:

Hi Laurie! I got a nice postcard from you that I liked a lot, but I am not sure what it was for...can you help me out so I can rate? Also, thanks for the postcard, it is a neato design!

Hell0Z0mbie on Jun 1, 2018:

Hey Laurie! I just set up round 2 of FOPS Swaps Decos. If you're interested, it's here. Love to swap with you! :)

bluehairedmary on Apr 6, 2018:

I received a second postcard from you for the Postcards Tag! Thanks so much! This was a fun old view! You were generous to send a second!

angelgram on Apr 3, 2018:

Happy Happy Mail Day Happy Happy Mail Day

I got mail from you ! My heart is smiling :)

Happy Happy Mail Day Happy Happy Mail Day

bluehairedmary on Apr 2, 2018:

Thank you so much for the vintage postcard for Postcards Tag! game! I love vintage cards!

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