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.
This last summer 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.
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 â€“ 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
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)
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
Due to several things that have come up in my personal and work life I will only be hosting swap sporadically. I will however check messages so if you need me for ANY reason please drop me a line. Thanks!
@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.
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.
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.
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