Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 12:59 pm


Date Joined: September 20, 2011
Last Online: November 13, 2017
Birthday: August 31, 1960
Country: United States

About Me

I've lived in Colorado since 1976. I am divorced, a mom to two boys, and the grandma of two grandsons. We have a rowdy Australian Shepherd named Chip and a black cat named Wilson (=^.^=).

Favorite Television

Crime solving shows--The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Unforgettable, Without a Trace, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods,The Mentalist. Any cooking, crafting or travel shows--Martha Stewart, HGTV, public TV, House Hunters International, Amazing Race. The Good Wife, The Voice and Madam Secretary. FAV movies---Comedy, Romantic, Action, Sports

Favorite Books

Fiction mysteries related to knitting, cooking, gardening, cats, coffee, teahouses. Cookbooks--Taste of Home, Gooseberry Patch, etc. Craft books/patterns. Gardening books. Herb books. Children's Golden Books, Children's Classic Literature, any Mary Engelbreit books

Favorite Music

Luke Bryan,Keith Urban, Lonestar, Lady Antibellum, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, The Fray, Coldplay, Kenny G, Celine Dion, Maroon 5, Adele,Shania Twain, Darius Rucker


I LOVE to garden, cook, papercraft, knit, crochet and some sewing.


ATCs and supplies--precut cardboard backings, papers, charms, stickers, flowers, jewels, lace, ribbon, feathers, any destash items.

I would love your finished destash ATCs, Skinnies, Inchies or Twinchies that don't fit into your collection if you are looking for a home for them :)

quality notecards, greeting cards, handmade envies



Garden and nature quotes

Beatrix Potter/Peter Cottontail

Little Red Riding Hood

Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Witches

Three Little Bears

Hansel and Gretel

Winnie Pooh and friends



Cute Woodland Creatures--Owls, deer, rabbits, birds, mushrooms, cute mice, bears

All kinds of birds--owls, eagles, hawks,woodpeckers, hummingbirds, bluebirds, robins, bluejays, cardinals, blue heron, parrots, toucans, macaws.

Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Ladybugs, Dragonflies

Cats and Dogs


Faerie gardening supplies

Teddy Bears

Craft supplies/embellishments/charms/inks

Acrylic/ rubber stamps

Flat metal charms and flat or shaped buttons

Handmade jewelry--Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings

Quality candles/all scents except Lavendar

Stickers over 1/2" (no Disney), especially flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, jewels, gold border stickers

Quality handmade soaps or french milled type

Handmade items!

Bronze metal items

Vintage items/ paper(please--NO book pages)

Ephemera--Buttons, lace, Victorian, die cuts, images, stamped images/phrases on cream colored cardstock

Home colors/style----Earth colors/Tuscan

Jewelry colors---cream,red,blue,black,brown

Jewelry metal--silver, bronze



China teacups/saucers

Quality coffee

Coffee mugs with cat related images or garden related

Quality MILK chocolate like Lindt, Lindor, Sea salt caramels, quality truffles

What's not to like about these big eyed beanie boos?

ATC's--I like lots of embellishments and layers and very few stickers. I like ribbons and trims, lace, glitter, borders, metal charms, buttons, anything that adds dimension and appeal.


**********POSTCARDS************************ PLEASE WRITE LEGIBLY! It is very frustrating when I have to decifer the message. This means running letters together, rushed handwriting, etc. PLEASE PUT YOUR RETURN ADDRESS! This is because the postmark is rarely clear enough for me to tell where the card was sent from.
You will NOT get a heart if either of these things are missing. I always look for reasons to give hearts but I can no longer overlook these two things, sorry.

Cats, Dogs, Wildlife, Nature, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Flowers, Botanic and Gardens, Bees, Herbs, Colorful Landscapes/Scenery, Vintage(any), Recipe, Mother w/child, Beautiful Women, Humorous, Mapcards, Tourist Attractions, Fairies, Quote cards, Garden/ Nature, Beatrix Potter/Peter Rabbit, Homemade(any). I'm NOT fond of City Scapes or Weird/Twisted PCs.



ATC's I am not a fan of digital atcs. I am not a fan of hand drawn/painted atc's unless you are good and a true talented artist! 'Good' meaning that you have been doing it for awhile and it comes out better than children's artwork-LOL! Good means that you have gotten plenty of nice comments about your work over the years, not just from your family. I can't draw worth beans, so I don't subject my partner to it. However, if you are a true talented artist, I will love it, so please don't hesitate to send me your LOVELY HD/HP artwork! I also am not a fan of magazine clippings; they seem very sloppy looking to me.

Notepads/Memo Sheets/Sticky Notes

Journal cards--I don't journal

Magnets(unless it's a cute animal or floral/gardening related)

slippers/socks/gloves (unless handmade)

religious items, crosses(angels okay)

tiny stickers/reward stickers/ cheap looking stickers

foam stamps and stickers

erasers or highlighters

Disney items

preservatives/sucralose and other artificial sweeteners

lavendar scent




No LOOSE tea please, unless you are sending me a full container that is unopened and factory sealed. Please send tea in it's wrapper so I know what the ingredients are, and the brand name in case I want to buy something that I've tried and liked.

I mostly like black spicy teas. My favorite is Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy-- love it cold, too. I also like most herbal and fruit teas. I'm not crazy about plain camomile, unless it is with other ingredients. I'm also not real crazy about plain green tea, but if you want to try to change my mind, send me your fav and I will try it!



Starbucks, Gevalia, Godiva, Fair trade, Dark roasts



I normally don't like to receive food in the mail unless it is part of a swap. If it's good quality MILK chocolate like Lindt-Lindor or Cadbury, or salted caramels, however, that is a different story-LOL.


Favorite Crafts

Rubber Stamps, Cricut, Papercrafting--punches, cardmaking, etc, ATC's, crocheting, knitting, gardening, cooking, canning, everything Martha Stewart(sorry). I can sew but don't like to much anymore other than quick and easy machine or handsewn projects.

===================================== HAPPY MAIL DAY!

There's a bird hidden somewhere in the picture--can you find it?


About ratings.....I rate on the quality of your work and if you have put time, effort and love into it and whether it fulfilled swap requirements. I give hearts if I think the overall swap was extra special, NOT just because extra items are tucked in. I don't expect extra items. If your ATC is basic, you may not get a heart just because you sent extras.

I am pretty easy going on the deadlines. If you need more time, just let me know! I understand that life gets in the way and would rather wait and get a well made item than get something that was quickly made.


imheaven rated for Christmas Cards International on Jan 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and extra surprise, Laura! Your card is my favorite. Happy New Year from the Philippines xxx
JINANNE rated for Quote On A Postcard *INTL* on Jan 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks, Laura, for a super PC and great quote....(and for writing legibly). Cheers for many fun 2017 swaps!
Turtlelady rated for Quote On A Postcard *INTL* on Jan 14, 2017
Comment: Ty :-)
Fabriqueen rated for Christmas Card USA only on Jan 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card! Hugs, Diane
Cicely321 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Jan 8, 2017
Sweeti8286 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Jan 5, 2017
TwoTurtles rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Jan 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the card!!
gmasusie rated for Christmas Cards - Angels on Jan 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card . Happy New Year
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute snowman card. Happy New Year
basykes rated for Christmas Cookie Pocket Letter #3 on Dec 31, 2016
Comment: Beautiful!!! You put me to shame. Thank you so much!
Response: Oh no I am sure yours was loved by it's recipient just as much! Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year to you and I hope it is a great one for you, Laura
kssunlover1947 rated for Snowman Card Swap on Dec 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the Snowman card.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful snowman card. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
crystals3 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you!!
frenchd73 rated for Christmas Card and Song Lyrics on Dec 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much!!!
JingleKeys rated for Christmas Cards International on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Love the nutcracker card!! Thanks again!
JingleKeys rated for Mini Holiday Card Swap! on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cute little card!!
Comment: Thank you for the card and gifts.
naturenerd3 rated for HUGE XMAS CARD SWAP!!! [usa] on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Cute card. Merry Christmas!

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pennypuppy on Feb 29, 2016:



kittymojo on Feb 27, 2016:

This one made such an impression on me as a kid... Diamonds and Toads

kittymojo on Feb 27, 2016:

And the Little Match Girl... responsible for many a moment of childhood arson....

kittymojo on Feb 27, 2016:

National Fairy-Tale Day swap!

This is a story called the White Cat and was one of my very favorites growing up.

nancylee on Feb 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining the National Fairy Tale Day profile decorations swap

angeliclizard on Feb 27, 2016:

National Fairy Tale Day!

I really like Fairy tales and Folk stories from all over the place, I think it is a fascinating look into a cultures past!

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1)The Bamboo Cutter (It is a Japanese Folk Story) and pretty neat!

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2)How the Raven Brought Fire(This is a Native American story. I had a copy of it growing up and loved reading it. I probably have it somewhere)

Have a great Fairy Tale Day and Enjoy!

jesslynne on Oct 23, 2014:

Hi there! I am one of your partners for the Cute Halloween Profile Swap. I hope that you like the images ^^

Happy Halloween!


DarkSkullMistress42 on Aug 22, 2014:

Ok, I found this site has some good electric pressure cooker recipes, that tell you how long to cook it,When you get to the site and see the recipe you like, click on read more. the first recipe sounded awesome.

Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes

DarkSkullMistress42 on Aug 22, 2014:

Hi, know you were looking for dif recipes for your new pressure cooker, not sure if this is the kind you have, but what he made looked good, check it out...

Pressure Cooker

FunnerKimberley on Nov 26, 2013:

Holy craftstuff batgirl!!! I just got your envelope full of fabulous stuff! If I could rate you a bazillion hearts (or at least 1) I would!! :) I am sending you a bunch of stamped images of the new stamps I've gotten and I'm playing around with shrinking some of them down to send you as well. Thank you for all the great stuff. Absolutely everything in there was wonderful. I think I've taken everything out at least 3 times just to enjoy! :D

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