Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2018 1:53 pm


Date Joined: September 20, 2011
Last Online: February 24, 2018
Birthday: August 31, 1960
Country: United States

About Me

I've lived in Colorado since 1976. I have 2 boys and 2 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, U2


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

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



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, Recipe, Mother w/child, Beautiful Women, Humorous, Mapcards, Tourist Attractions, Fairies, Quote cards, Garden/ Nature, Beatrix Potter/Peter Rabbit, Homemade(any). I like to see many different stamps on the PC's.

I'm NOT fond of City Scapes, Ad pc's,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 dislike most abstract art, sorry.

Magazine clippings and cutouts and anything made with them.

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.



Starbucks, Gevalia, Godiva, Fair trade, Dark roasts


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.


kacka rated for 5 Teas/5 Recipes/5 Flat Surprises on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: thank you for everything:)
Response: I'm glad it finally arrived! Thank you for the heart rating!
Comment: Laura! Loved your card and the joke waterfall paper thing was the cutest ever! Thank you!
Response: So happy you liked it. Thank you for the heart!
yukikumo2005 rated for Happy Valentine mini flip book on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable mini flip book, it was so cute :)
Response: I'm glad you finally received it! Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: THANK YOU!!!!
Response: You are so very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: You did an amazing job on this flip book! Everything about it made me smile! I can tell you put a lot of love and time into creating it for me, and I appreciate that so much! Thank you so much! Please forgive my late rating. The flu hit our home and this was the worst we have ever had. I have not been on here for a while. Sorry :(
Response: I'm so happy you liked it. One of my favorite themes..butterflies! Thank you for the nice rating and heart!
Comment: I love the sweet puzzle piece you made!! What a neat story about the image. I'm so honored you used a real vintage Valentine from your friends baby book on a craft for me! It's a darling image! I love the black metal embellishment you used. I will always cherish this sweet puzzle piece you made! ❤❤❤
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I couldn't use the card itself as I had to shrink the image down on my copy machine to fit the small puzzle piece. Thank you so much for the heart and nice words!
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and the fun stuff
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and extra items! I love them!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelopes, Laura!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful sun catcher love it and I loved the extras too very sweet
kssunlover1947 rated for 2nd- 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great envies.
jinxspinx rated for 2nd- 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Love the envelopes! So well made and cute! Ty!
BrendaB rated for Paint a Rock on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Love the rock, it totally ROCKS! Thanks for the extras too :D
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you!
Dsweeny rated for WIYM - 5 ATC trade - USA only on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: WOOOOHOOO!!! Thank you so much for the extra ATC's - I love them! They will be such a special addition to my collection and art. Thank you for your generosity. Great swapper!
isabellasnow rated for WOW: Washi Heart Suncatcher on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Laura, your suncatcher is really pretty! I slapped it on my craft room window as soon as it arrived. Thank you for those other sweet extras, too! The stickers are favulous and the printed doilies are to die for. You're the best! Thankyou so much.
Soapboxgirl rated for Paint a Rock on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: I LOVE the smell that came out of my envie when I opened it!! Then the cute rock all wrapped up with goodies!! Thank you so much for all the extras and for such a great painted rock! Really made my day!!!! <3<3<3
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Fieke rated for Valentine's Flat Mail on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for you Valentine envelope. I love what you've sent me :)
Chaar rated for Valentine day card on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice envelope and the card! it was a suprice. Happy valentine
Swan rated for Adult Coloring PC #64 INTL on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Beautiful colorful card, thank you! What kinds of markers did you use for the shiny metallic parts?
Response: I sent you a pm regarding the markers. Thanks for the heart!

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nannycat on Feb 1, 2018:

I forgot to say I would be happy to swap post cards with you I will send the 1st one next week .... have a great day ..Warm regards Wendy

MCGalaxy on Jan 22, 2018:

National Squirrel Day

nancylee on Jan 21, 2018:

National Squirrel Appreciation Day Profile decoration - BONUS squirrels for fun!!

pennypuppy on Jan 21, 2018:


emeraldawn on Jan 21, 2018:

I here to warn you about natures most unknown deadliest animal

Hiding in plain sight, as cute fluffy clowns, the Ninja Squirrels are behind untold amounts of stolen peanuts and tipped over birdseed feeders.

It has been a long believe the Ninja Squirrel are trained at birth. But some scientists don't want to believe a squirrel can go from this

to this

While many still think the Ninja Squirrel is an urban myth, there seams to be an uptick of this telltale mark that have many more people become believers

I'll leave you with this proof, caught on a hidden camera ...

yvonne401 on Jan 16, 2018:

Congrats for winning BL Bingo! Your prize went out today.



yvonne401 on Jan 11, 2018:

Congrats for winning Butterfly lovers bingo!



elkalsa on Jan 2, 2018:

snow hello this is some snow for you :) enjoy!

Deco your friends profile Snow

yvonne401 on Dec 9, 2017:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



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!

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