Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 6:29 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2014
Last Online: January 10, 2018
Birthday: July 18, 1968
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi everyone! I'm Laura, I am 49 years old and I am a wife and a mother of young adults. I live in Central New Jersey, USA. I work as a graphic designer for a sign shop. I love scrapbooking and paper crafts. I have a Filofax Finsbury A-5 size planner.

My favorite color is green...but I really like all colors and use them all in my crafts. Lately I have been drawn to gold and pink combinations. I have a love of things with animals especially elephants, hedgehogs, owls, penguins, cows, frogs, turtles and pigs. All the woodland creature stuff out now I think is adorable.

I also love lotus flowers, anchors, vintage images like old typewriters, phones, mason jars, light bulbs, anything really.

I also have a love for polka dots. All my craft storage bags are black with white polka dots. I was looking through my paper the other day and noticed so much of it is polka dots too.

Just a note: I usually send my swaps out quickly often within a few days of partners being assigned and I rate quickly too. If I didn't rate you...I probably didn't get it yet. If you are waiting for a swap or rating from me please let me know:)

Also, I love real stamps and prefer to use them for most swaps. I have started collecting vintage unused postage for this purpose. However, for many large or international swaps... I am sorry but I often do not use stamps. The metered mail at my post office allows me to get tracking and proof of mailing. My post office is very cranky and gets annoyed at me for using stamps. So I am sorry if occasionally you will get swaps from me with metered postage.

Craft Loves

I love washi and deco tape. All colors. I do tend to go for patterns over solids.

I really enjoy decorating my envelopes and packages, so anything like cutouts, ephemera, fun pens, or things I can use to decorate them will make my day.

I also enjoy making my own envelopes out of recycled paper items like shopping bags & magazine pages.

Also, with all the notes and letters I am writing to go along with my outgoing swap-bot packages... stationary items would always be welcome.

Swap Loves

Planner Item swaps; I love it all. I am a total planner nerd and love to collect goodies for it. Clips, magnetic bookmarks, charms, stickers, post-it's, washi, you name it!

Post cards Swaps: I do not collect them (...yet) but love participating in postcard swaps. I don't care what is on them. I have a good sense of humor so even funny and bizarre ones are welcome! I also really enjoy creative handmade post cards that are made with care.

Mail Art: I love creative envelopes and packaging. I love to decorate everything I send out and was doing it long before I joined swap-bot even just drawing on them with sharpies. I also used to make a lot of postcards and mail in college to send to friends made out of bizarre upcycled things. It is so much fun. So if you enjoy creating mail art too I would love it:)

Favorite Books

I do a lot of reading. I like all kinds of books. I love to read what my kids are reading so we can talk about it.

Favorite Music

I like all music really. I can listen to anything from classical to rap. My ipod is filled with such a wild mix and I love to put it on shuffle and let it go.

Favorite Movies and Television

I love all kinds of movies. I especially like thrillers that keep you guessing.

I like to watch TV series but my schedule is crazy with large family, work, and all that kind of stuff. So I tend to binge watch series when I have a block of time using Netflix or Amazon Prime. I just finished watching "Girls"


I like chocolate really all kinds, although I really don't like white chocolate much. But I LOVE things sweet and salty. Things like Pretzel M & M's are awesome. I also like chocolate covered cherries. I also like to try unusual snacks that you can't get here in NJ or the United States. I am adventurous and I have no food allergies. Plus I have four kids and they will appreciate any sweets or snacks I don't like:)

I love lip balm and gloss in fun flavors. I am also fond of burt's bees products.


These are not really dislikes but things I am not that interested in... Disney items (although I love Alice in Wonderland), ATC's (just because I have so many), white chocolate, anything wintergreen flavored, foam stickers, & teacher reward stickers.


Suncloud rated for WIYM: CREATE A POSTCARD on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Your daughter is very talented.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating and the heart:)
Comment: Thank you very much, and sorry for taking so long to rate!
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #6 on Jul 3, 2015
Comment: HowdY love the open spaces and open theme concept of this postcard…. hummm now to think of a theme…. I LOVE the laces….and can't believe you have a daughter named Rachel… I have 2 adopted daughters … one in Holland named Rachelle and one here in Tex named Rachel….too funny….. Thanks for a GREAT SWAP!!!!
Rbrstmpr rated for FCMA: Mail Art Pocket Letter on Jun 4, 2015
Comment: Yowza Batman! Loved your envelope!! Loved the way you labeled each pocket in such a unique way! Lots of favorites tucked in each one but my very favorite is the vocabulary card. What language is it? Spanish perhaps? I include these from my own boxes in German and another in English, but you're the first person ever to send me one. Woo Hoo!! And since you're now collecting vintage postage, I'd love to send you some, so watch your mail for a letter of goodies. Thank you ever so much! I'm simply thrilled with everything!!
Response: I am so happy you liked everything:) This rating made my day. I am sorry but I don't know about the vocabulary card. I just found it in my collection and thought based on your profile you might like it. Thank you for the kind comments, the rating and the heart:)
Comment: ♥ I got a lovely pocket letter today with so many wonderful things. I think my favorites were the strawberries. I have not seen anything quite so cute in a long while. Thanks for the chocolates and tea too.
Response: So glad you got it and that you liked everything. Thank you for the rating and the heart:)
armadillogal rated for Yellow pocket letter on May 30, 2015
Comment: Loved your pocket letter! You sent me the floss like I sent in mine. The only caution is the chocolate was totally melted...it was 90 degrees yesterday...but it was sealed so I put in the fridge. Thanks again!
Response: So sorry about the chocolate... I thought about it right after I found a piece of liquified chocolate in my purse the other day. Glad you liked it other than that. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: It's gorgeous - love the lotus flowers. And thanks for the goodies, especially the chocolate!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
LunaMoody rated for Pass and Paste #5 on May 20, 2015
Comment: thanks
Response: Thank you for the rating:)
georgiafae rated for WIYM: Summer Fruit Themed PL Swap on May 15, 2015
Comment: Great pockets-such a bright sunny surprise on this rainy day. Love all the little stuff you put in the pockets and the extra stuff besides that. AND-not to forget the fabulous envelope-everything was wonderful
Response: Glad you enjoyed it...Thank you for the rating and the heart:)
LucyToons rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - Feb 2015 on May 15, 2015
Comment: thank you for the lovely chunk, i've never seen round ice cube makers here :o, i'll have to look :)
Response: My husband loves the round ice cubes for bourbon. Glad you liked it...sorry the first one never made it to you:( Thank you for the rating and the heart.
LunaMoody rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #2 on May 12, 2015
Comment: thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.
ktk8 rated for Pass and Paste #4 on May 12, 2015
Comment: got the card….enjoyed the note and your lettering is FABULOUS…… you do a GREAT job thank you…….the envelope is gorgeous….will complete the PC and send it home…….
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envies :-) Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: Thanks for the great poem! :) This was also a new thing for me and I enjoyed completing it. I LOVE that you had a title to your poem as well.... A great job and thanks for the extras! They will definitely be used ;)
Response: I am glad you liked it...really challenging but fun swap. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much, Laura! Love it!
Response: Glad you liked it...thanks for the rating and the heart:)
Comment: Hi Laura, Thank you very much for the beautiful envelope - I can't wait to colour the "lady with the hair"! :D
Response: Glad you liked it...thanks for the rating and the heart:)
bellyjewel rated for WIYM: April Showers Pocket Letter on Apr 30, 2015
Comment: Thanx for the lovely pocket letter. I enjoyed reading and looking at it.
Response: Glad you liked it...thanks for the rating and the heart:)
BeverlyBling rated for CC: Rip it on Apr 28, 2015
Comment: Thank you Laura, I can see that lots of work went into ripping to make those flowers.
Response: I wanted to see if I could rip and collage to make something. It didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned it, but it was fun to make. Thank you for the rating and the heart.I wanted to see if I could rip and collage to make something.
Juliajae rated for HMPC: In the CITY on Apr 27, 2015
Comment: I LOVE your citiscape! I got a huge smile as our style choice on this one was very similar :) Thank you! I also try to use these swaps to step out of my box. Sometimes with success, others with less success. hehe! ps: adore that Batman stamp! is it a current one?
Response: Thank you!! Yes the batman stamps are current. I ordered them on the USPS website. They are fun for sure, Thanks for the rating and the heart.
EmilyT rated for stampcard #2 on Apr 27, 2015
Comment: Cool idea to use the from me to u as a centerpiece! Thanks for using a bunch of interesting foreign stamps, too! Nice card - it looks swirly!
Response: I love the me to you stamps:) Glad you liked it. I struggled with this one...wanted to make some super cool pattern and it kind of failed...but still a fun swap. Thanks for the rating and the heart.

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