Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 2:52 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: July 5, 2017
Birthday: May 4, 1980
Country: United States
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Updated 12/11/2016

If anyone needs to get ahold of me for any reason please email me at lhansendesign@msn.com. While I am pretty sure I don't owe anyone for any tags or swaps if for some reason something has gone missing please contact me via email.

I haven't been swapping for a long time now. My health has been very up and down, more down than up. On top of that the mail has been very unreliable in my city for many months now.

My hope is that sometime in the future I will be able to swap more again.

Hello! My name is Laurie and I have been an artist and designer for many years now. I find my inspiration in many things and draw heavily on color, patterns and Asian artwork/textiles. I love to reuse/repurpose/upcycle.

I am a single mom to three kids and I work part time as a PC tech. I also run an LLC called Origami & Feast. I love penpals and letters and will always respond, though it may take me some time. And if you need some PC repair advice my inbox is always open.

Little Known Fact: I volunteer my time and computer skills a few times a month for the Doe Network and Namus. These two networks primarily run on volunteer work. Their mission is to help match profiles of missing people with profiles of deceased unidentified people. It’s heartbreaking work but it’s worthwhile.

Warning: I have animal children (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.


Allergies: wool and vanilla scent - if it smells like vanilla in any way please don't send it, pumpkin ANYTHING, thanks!

People who have no compassion, lie, bigots, racists, drama creators and hate in general. People who put zero effort into their swaps. I don't expect someone to follow my profile verbatim but barely making an effort to meet the minimum swap requirements makes me wonder if the person really likes swapping.

Please don't send me religious stuff unless it’s a religious swap. 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.

Really Dislike: Clowns, Dolls, Balloons, Halloween Items, Lipton Tea

Don't Need - Bookmarks, Beads, Ribbon, Paper Scraps, die cuts

Planner Dislike List: Plain, layered stickers, puffy stickers, heavy bling/sparkle.

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


I love to work with journals and planners. I use a spiral bound Inkwell Press LiveWell planner. I also have an A5 zip up in black that I use as "wallet".

I prefer to punch my own holes on things for my planner but a basic size is 6 x 8.5. I prefer rounded corners if possible.

Like/Love List for my Planners:

Colorful, Odd, Retro, Grid, Asian, Vintage, Floral Vintage/Retro, Project Life/Style, Kawaii, Washi tape, Decor tape, Duct tape, stationery, office supplies, stickers, Felt tip pens

Wishlist: Japanese dollar store scrapbooking/planner/organizing items. Daiso!

General Like/Love List

Swinging on swings, Coloring, Patterns (visual) Colorful items – clothing, artwork, pretty much everything Texture –Visual and Tactile Making tents/forts outside and in Organizing parties, crops, get togethers, events My Little Ponies –old and new Drawing, Jumping on a trampoline 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, Fashion Cooking – trying new recipes Herbs, plants, trees, Reading, Pen pals 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 Dancing, Singing, Opera Spellcraft and rituals, Folklore 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 Hippy/Bohemian, Wine/Beer Beastie Boys and alternative music Zines, Counter Culture/Alternative culture Native American culture/religion Video gaming, Asian cultures (all) Scrapbooking/journaling, Papercrafts K-Pop, Tie Dye, Yoga Stationery/office supplies/Project Life Washi tape/Deco Tape Filofax/dayplanner/organization Sewing, Kimono culture Pc Computers/web/blogs/digital design Clothing – fantasy, bohemian, hippie, pagan, fae, Victorian Gothic Meditation/Zen/being one with nature Tea (especially Runa and Good Earth), Japanese Folk Crafts Japanese Language, Asian papercrafting/office supplies/stationery


Favorite Crafts: Mixed media, paper crafting, reuse/repurpose/recycling/upcycling, beadwork, sewing, batik, digital design, day planners/filofaxs/organizers, penpals

Favorite Music: New Age, Kpop, Opera, Rap, well just about anything! I have music ranging from the Mozart to The Fray to the Beastie Boys and everything in between. My mood tends to determine the music I listen to each day.

Favorite Books: Anything from Anne Bishop! Jacqueline Carey's books, Tamora Pierce and a whole slew of other books. I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi.

I collect Japanese and non-Japanese publications on kimono culture and design. I also love to collect Japanese paper crafting and beadwork books. Japanese publications on washi tape and washi paper.

Favorite Movies: I will watch most anything at least once. About the only movies I don't care for are slasher/gore films or dumb comedy films. I also love to watch foreign films.

Favorite Television: If its sci-fi or fantasy I usually love it but I have been known to watch some comedy series as well. Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly (Yes I am a Whedon fan). Battlestar Galactic, Voyager, Korean dramas, Japanese Anime.


@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 angled by the hostess. 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


Gwenerific rated for QUICK ATC swap #224 on Oct 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
Fever rated for TNW-Summer on Jul 20, 2016
Comment: Thank you for a lovely parcel! Your ATCS are gorgeous and the beads will certainly make for a great summer project. :)
UseYourWords rated for QUICK Planner Goodies #5 on Jul 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely things you sent along - you are right, I do love paperclips and these ones are awesome. I also love me a good label and these are great! Thanks again
Fabriqueen rated for QUICK Planner Goodies #6 on Jul 1, 2016
Comment: I love everything you sent. Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Tuutis rated for QUICK ATC swap #222 on Jun 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you for you lovely swap, I really like the bike ATC with a quote, love biking and a very suitable quote!
SheisCrafty rated for QUICK Handmade Stationery Set #2 on Jun 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love the sets that you made. So pretty!!! And the postcard you wrote the swap info and your note on is adorable. I can't stop singing the little song that is on the front lol
UseYourWords rated for QUICK Planner Goodies #4 on Jun 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies you sent along - I shall use them all in my lovely new planner! The package with the million stamps was awesome too :)
Gardener rated for M/L/FT-Summer Fairytale on Jun 15, 2016
Comment: I loved you package! It will be fun to read the story of the BlueBird and the princess theme was great! The hair pins and stamps will be fun to use. And I liked how you constructed the ATC cards. You put a lot of thought into this swap - thanks!!!
sjayana20 rated for QUICK ATC swap #221 on May 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you very very much for the amazing three ATCs you've made for me :)) I love collecting ATCs and they're so neatly made :)) thank you 💌❤️💕
Avi rated for QUICK Pick 5 flat swap #102 on May 27, 2016
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely things!
Lexidh rated for QUICK ATC swap #219 on May 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you so so much! I absolutely adore them =)
BasketWorks15 rated for QUICK pretty tape swap #25 on May 21, 2016
Comment: The washi is so pretty. I love the way you decorated the envelope with that beautiful duck tape!
emmahammarsten rated for QUICK Planner Goodies #2 on May 18, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet package! I especially like the paperclips :-)
LynnMoore rated for QUICK Planner Goodies #3 on May 14, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies for my planner. I especially love the heart paper clips. Thanks again for everything and for doing the swap.
dartha rated for QUICK Handmade Stationery Set #1 on May 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you Laurie for the fun stationery and all the extras - I will look forward to writing letters with those. Thank you so much, darla
angeliclizard rated for QUICK ATC swap #217 on May 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you for my lovely ATC's and the little ATC folder is so cute too! :)
Drvr337 rated for NH: Pick Three Swap 2016 #2 on May 1, 2016
Comment: Wow! I love everything especially the scrap paper. Thank you!
danaoslin rated for QUICK Planner Goodies on Apr 28, 2016
Comment: thank you for the lovely swap :) have a great day!!
SamiE rated for QUICK ATC swap #216 on Apr 19, 2016
Comment: Love all three of the ATC's. Thanks so much. Love the clever holder you made.
Response: I try to make every swap I do extra special. The holder was something new I tried this time. I am glad you love it.
Xira rated for X Is For; on Jan 5, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much Laurie, for 3 wonderful ATC's! I love them...and learned 3 new X-words :)) Thanks also for the 9-pocketsheet, I will use it to try and make a pocketletter again. All the best for the new year! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Glad you liked them! They were definitely interesting to make.

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bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

kisforkechell on Jul 27, 2016:

Welcome to Stuff My Mailbox. Thank you for joining.

angelgram on Jul 2, 2016:

☀ ☄☀ ④ᵀᴴJULY ♥ՍՏΑ ♥ ④ᵀᴴJULY ☀ ☄☀


☀ ☄☀ ④ᵀᴴJULY ♥ՍՏΑ ♥ ④ᵀᴴJULY ☀ ☄☀

theaterfan23 on Jun 13, 2016:

Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC's from the This or That Tag!

thank you

owlsinathens on Jun 10, 2016:

Thank you VERY much for the lovely letter sets for the This or That tag! I love the colours and everything :D

angelgram on Jun 6, 2016:
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  ⟰ ⟷Time for 1R2 to come your way ⟷ ⟰


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crystalite on May 17, 2016:

Hi Laurie! Thank you so much for the ATC's you made for the "This or That" tag! I love them! I especially like the flowered background you used! I hope you have a great week!! Chrissy

Inkfinity on May 17, 2016:

Thank you Laurie, greetings from the sunny south of Spain! =0)

shannonlinde on May 16, 2016:

Hi Laurie!! Thank you for the letter!! I am in the midst of my mother moving in with us this week, so after this week, I plan to get caught up on my letter writing! It was so good to hear from you! xxoo Shannon

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