Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 8:26 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE: I am officially retired! And a member of the RGC. Retired Girls Club as of June 26, 2020

Returning from RGC trip to Vegas 7-5-2020. Gal bought a condo!!!! Now we have a place to crash

My BFF has been all over the internet and met some pretty amazing people. I was raised as an Army Brat but spent all my years till jr college living at Fort Ord and Monterey California. Lucky me, I met my best friend at the age of 8, Dorothy. We are still to this day 54 years later side kicks. Spent 14 years living in Los Angelos area. Because of the smog, crime, and pollution our family moved to the great north west and ended up in Vancouver Washington.Been here since 1994 and worked at our hospital for 25 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of 5 year. On our first date, he said he wanted to save Venice Italy for his honeymoon. A year later on Oahu, under a big crescent moon, reflexing off the still waters, he asked for my hand in marriage. A year later, we are on a gondola in Venice . Other than my husband, I have 3 boys. Will 39 and my twins, John and Chris 36 I should mention were born on Christmas Day with red hair. Will and his wife have 2 children Joey and FINALLY a girl, Annabelle. John and his wife are expecting a boy in July. UPDATE: 5 lb 5 oz. with, yes, red hair. Which brings me to my best friend. I wouldn't say we are to competitive, but I will never forget my phone call to her announcing I too was having twins. She had twin girls 4 months before my twin boys. We don't live near each since I left for college but the 4 remain friends to this day.

I love to garden and am starting my first herb garden. UPDATE: Not very successful, oh well.

My favorite color is sage and purple. My husband must really love me because he let me paint our bedroom lavender fUPDATE: 5 YEARS LATER, we have painted it gray. I was ready for a change The rest of the house is sage.

I play piano but only for myself .

I must be honest, I did not know what a Washi was till my BFF shared with me her stash. Looking forward to obtaining some. UPDATE: we got throw away lab coats now. Wear for a week or so then depose of it. I have since brought WASHI tape to work with me and I have the prettiest and most unusual lab coat. I have got to introduce Washi tape to people! Even got one med tech to check into swap bot.

Favorite Television

I love British TV. and subscribe to Acorn TV. They have Aussie tv shows too. Thank goodness for my iPad and wireless headphones. Hubby can watch his shows and I can watch mine, I don’t watch regular TV as we do not have cable. I would rather watch my favorite you tubes, Now I am taking an abstract art class on line called Amanda’s insiders. I am amazed at the work I have produced and they hang on my wall. It’s the best 19.99 a month for its value, a class every week but what more, we have developed a community of artis from all ranges.


I am a cubbies fan and married into it. Love Baseball and Football. I also love the Seattle Seahawks as I am from Washington. We watch a lot of baseball and football. So I would like anything Seahawks or Chicago Cubs stickies or whatever! UPDATE: boycotting NFL New UPDATE: The nfl got their heads out of their butts and I will watch football now, I am an army brat and disrespecting our flag is nothing I can tolerate. Leave it at that. UPDATE: back to boycotting the NFL.

Favorite Crafts

If it wasn't for by best friend, I wouldn't do crafts. I see the hours she spends making and creating art. I started small with jewelry. Still learning but can do the basics. My first mistake was spending three days beading. I didn't know to take breaks. I paid the price. Now, I get up, make a cup of tea or glass of wine🍷 My BFF gave me a water color set and I have fallen in love with water coloring. My favorite thing to do is land scaping. When we go on vacation, I have a mini set I bring with me. Making cards for family and friends with their favorite places brings me joy.

Watercoloring is my new passion. Found a teacher and well, don’t be surprise if you get a card from me with one of my watercolors.

Traveling has given me the opportunity to take pictures. Now I make beautiful cards. Favorites are snap shots from Venice Italy and Kauai. UPDATE I have a pink and gold Glam Craft Room. Love my girlie room, no boys allowed. LoL


I love to travel. I did not know my husband belonged to a time share till I ran across it while moving into our home. What's this I asked. He rarely has used it over the years and I was, give me everything you have on it because it will be used. I love going to the resorts, no travel lodge for me! Other than Venice, I have been to England, Paris, Rome, Florida, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Kauai ( first Anniversary). Victoria BC (New Years). San Antonio Texas just cause...I have us locked into San Francisco again..for Christmas, my brother Dave got my husband and I tickets to the Cubs one night and the next night him and his wife will join us. This fall, the big island Hawaii, and St. Thomas Virgin Island next April. The hardest part is waiting. UPDATE: St Thomas canceled boohoo Washington DC for Cherry Blossom Parade. Just took a road trip to Arches, Moab Utah, Colorado ! Iowa , Mt Rushmore and finally Yellowstone. Now retired so much of America remains to be seen. Europe is out these days sadly. I have 3 retired girlfriends so we made the RGC. Retired Girls Club. We have already taken a trip to Vegas where one of the gals bought a condo! I do the itinerary. 2021 i hope will see us in New Zealand, home of the HOBBIT and Lords of the Ring. We keep putting it off but this maybe the year. We must watch the trilogies about twice a year.


Things I like Sparkling stuff, Photos of you or your travels Hand made cards, Washi tape, tea ( no green or early grey). and coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards, Stationary sets, Note cards Turtles .O1 or .03 micron pen Ocean theme stamps Flowers/ tropical stamps

Anything pink and,gold for my craft/glam room

Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS

Not a big fan or small scraps of paper for journaling

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes Any information, brochures, maps, ideas about Germany or Austria. Best info is by those who know. So, if your writing to me and have travel experience in those countries, please tell me about it. Maybe things on don’t waste your time on.


Candles Soaps I do not journal and really don’t ever use those little pieces of paper.

I spend a lot of time on my swaps and hope you can see that. I recently got the spare room for my crafts/glam room. I would stay in there all day if I could. It's been fun getting it set up.


If you have a favorite picture of yourself, feel free to send me one. I have an inspirational board that I made for my craft room. I would love to fill it with pictures of my swap buddies. Please drop a note to say hi with your swap. I really enjoy hearing from people the most. thanks


fliermike rated for 2021/1 Page Letter #30 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such a nice letter... You're so right about just 1 page... Who writes just 1 page? 😉
Response: Truly! Thank you for the heart
Lilyhax rated for Notecard Letter + flat surprise #4 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: I loved the cactus notecard and extras. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
bethe rated for Tea for two, yum #3 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: I really appreciate the envelope with your artwork, artwork inside and the lovely teas! I cannot wait to try the cinnamon :) Thank you for your note as well and photos from your trip to Vegas. I have seen Lily Pulitzer's work and your artwork is a nice representation. I am also in love with the watercolor painting on the envelope. Well done! Thank you and happy swapping.
Response: Thank you for the kind words. It’s all about happy mail. I am so glad you enjoyed it 🙏
Maddashin rated for Pretty Writing on Pretty Paper #5 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Loved 🥰 the letter Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰 for recipe
Response: Thank you for the heart. I hope it is a winner in your books!
danatropicana rated for Tea for two, yum #4 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Lauri! Thanks for the great teas and pretty stickers! But thank you more for your lovely letter, which was fun and enlightening (we live in a Ponderosa pine forest but my husband does not think we should make tea from the needles...) and interesting to read. Your vacations sound great and give me hope for travel for us! Such a delightful swap! Thanks!
Response: Thank you. Like I said, ya gotta know what pine needles to drink. I have really gotten to enjoy my batch. It’s clear to drink but I add honey.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful hand-made art card, sharing your weekend, the hand-drawn map, the brochure and stickers! Oh, and for the tip about tempera paint sticks. I will definitely check those out!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Glad I had something fun to write about and yes, check out the paint stick.
Eulegirl rated for Tea please ❤️ on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the tea bags and that awesome bookmark! I love it!!
Response: Happy words to see!!! Thank you for the rating.
riviwriter rated for Tea and Bookmarks -USA only #5 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: You are such a talented watercolor artist! Thank you for the thoughtful letter as well
Response: Thank you very much . I enjoy watercoloring and sending my art to people. Appreciate the words.
Comment: I love the picture and note. Thank you for brightening my day.
Response: Thank you so much. My job is done!!! Thanks for the rating
Response: Thank you for the rating
Brokenwings87 rated for 2021/1 Page Letter #27 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you the Clear stamps! the letter, I will be answering back soon. <3 :D
Response: I hope you can use them! Thanks for the rating
Carollee922 rated for Tea For Thee # 105 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: This was a beautiful card and great teas. Thank you so much for resending!
Response: Not a problem, enjoy. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Dear Lauri, I absolutely loved your acrylic piece for both the bookmark and the card: gorgeous colours and such lovely texture! I hope you get to make your dream come true and move soon - you should also check the Algarve area (although a bit packed during summer because of tourists, it’s quite warm and sunny all year round and with some nice landscapes) - do let me know if you end up moving 😉
Response: Thank you so much!!!! Who knows when we can make it to Portugal!!! Appreciate the kinds words
Annamarikacrafts rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #260 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the notecard! You are such a talented painter. I hope to see those waterfalls live one day!
Response: Thank you, today, I needed to hear that. Was having one of those, who am I kidding days. Appreciate your kind words and rating
Comment: What a fun little notebook! I love the Paris theme. Hubby saw the envelope and asked if I got mail from Paris! Thank you for this great swap and all of the cute extras.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the rating. Glad it arrived.
ShyAnn64 rated for Bookmarks and Tea -USA only #4 on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much, you put so much thought and time into your envie :) The tea looks amazing and the bookmark is lovely!
Response: I am so glad you liked it. Enjoy the tea! Thank you for the rating
whirlwend rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #261 on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note! And the tea!
Response: Enjoy! Thanks for the rating…
Comment: so sorry i forgot to rate you.
Response: Better late than not at all I always say
LizFinn rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #257 on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: Hi Lauri. Sorry for delayed rating. Your card got covered over with other mail. In any case, I loved your use of a beautiful photo for the NC. I like to do that also. And the bookmark is great! Perhaps if you write to me again, you can send pictures of the books you made. Thx.
Response: I would love too. Thank you for the rating...
Piccolo rated for Postcard from a Vacation on Aug 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Nevada card. I love your tiny paintings!
Response: Your welcome! I paint everything lol!!! Thanks for the rating

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Valval on Jul 1, 2021:

Thank you for the letter! And for the tip about my profile! I’m excited to send you a letter back, we have a bit in common!

Petaltea on Mar 26, 2021:

Your Hawaii postcard came today Lauri!! That is so cool. Thank you for sending. It looks so beautiful and I hope you had a great time!

Crazipurplelady on Mar 8, 2021:

I am so sorry I flaked on the letter writing with you! Things got topsy turvy what with covid & all, and I blanked out! Hopefully you can get your traveling back on soon. I was in Vegas this last January, unfortunately not a lot f gambling, but visiting. Happy belated birthday!!!

Crazipurplelady on Mar 8, 2021:
1koolkrafter on Feb 4, 2021:

Happy Birthday 🎉🎊🎂🎈🎁

Petaltea on Dec 22, 2020:

kizzlets on Oct 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the floral photos and cute dog stickers in response to the 💌 Mini Happy Mail #2!!! 💌 (USA) swap I sent. Much appreciated!

Heirloom on Sep 1, 2020:

** USA Happy Mail group! **

Snaileditcrafts on Aug 2, 2020:

Thank you for joining this swap that I am hosting, "Home Made With Love." Partners have been assigned! Have fun with this, as you share your home made items with your assigned partner! p

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

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