Swap-bot Time: June 23, 2024 9:44 pm


Date Joined: November 24, 2008
Last Online: January 22, 2024
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States

About Me

Hi..I live in Las Vegas..great city if you stay off the strip!! LOL! I've been married for 40 yrs in Dec/2018. I have 2 children and 6 grandchildren, ranging in age from almost 3 to 22 yrs old. I love my family, scrapbooking, reading, gardening, the internet, cooking and my job...in that order. I am a Business Services Administrator for a landscape supply company...(fancy name my boss calls me to say I am in charge of everything).

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Favorite Music

I love all types of music, mostly rock from 60's to present day, alot of country lately..love Little Big Town and Band Perry, classical and Christmas..any version of Carol of the Bells is awesome! My son burned me a cd with over 20 different versions on it. I've seen Trans-Siberian Orchestra 3 times now and they are beyond awesome!! Had to travel to Phoenix last year as they didn't bring their show to Las Vegas...SO worth it!!

Favorite Books

I love to read! I read cookbooks for fun, scrapbook magazines. Don't really have a favorite author..but I enjoy romance, mystery and comedy books. I even still read childrens books...think Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children when the mood hits me! I have a Kindle but still prefer a real paper book over the digital and I really can't get into books on CD having someone read to me!!

Favorite Movies

I like happy movies...Very favorite is Wizard of Oz, The Long, Long Trailer w/Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz...(a relatively unknown but VERY cute movie if you Love Lucy!!) I can watch Disney classic cartoons over and over even though the kids have outgrown them now....thank goodness for the Grandkids...the family can quit groaning when they have to see me watching Cinderella for the 50th time.

Favorite Television

Got rid of cable due to ridiculously high cost and just have Netflix now. Don't really have a favorite anything anymore...just watch whatever strikes my fancy when I'm in a television mood!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy scrapbooking, altered art, ATC, trying new recipes (thanx to Pinterest!),,,Speaking of Pinterest..can that be considered a craft??..I have some awesome boards that I love to look at when I need a happy boost!! I could..and sometimes do spend hours pinning!! I love playing with the Prima Doll stamps and have recently discovered Pocket Letters...what a simple, fun concept...can't believe no one came up with that sooner!!! I made an altered puzzle for a swap here and that was a blast..want to do another one for myself soon!!


pigs..they are just too cute!!.. and scrapbooking supplies..of all kinds! My husband swears I could open my own store at this point...he's probably right!! I also have found a new interest in dress forms since he came across two metal sculptured ones that are awesome!!


Things I like to receive:

paper scraps (especially mulberry paper...love to tear this for ATC's)


sparkly things

peacock related items

mystical things

vintage valentine, christmas, halloween, easter, victorian ephemera

ribbons of all kinds

recipes that you enjoy

any kind of fairy items

unicorn/pegasus items


Prima flowers (especially altered by you!)

roses..or any kind of flower items

purple is my favorite color

celestial items

vintage hankies or doilies


buffaloes ( I know this is weird, but they're pretty awesome!!)

random playing cards

handmade tags/embellishments for scrapbooking

Punch Studio Note Cards (just recently discovered these & OMG..they are beautiful!!)

Postcards..written on and naked

Pens...especially purple ones

cigar boxes

clear stamps and ink pads

bits and pieces of unwanted jewelry (someday I want enough to make one of those really cool Christmas Trees out of all of it!!)

Favorite Postcards

Favorite postcards:




Foreign countries



State facts


Unique roadside attractions



full moons


rock formations :

Thrift Stores

Now that I've joined Thriftstore Find group..which looks like it will be alot of fun...I decided to create a category here! I LOVE thrift stores..you never know what you will find in them! Here is a list of what I look for when I'm in them:

*Raggedy Ann & Andy hardback books from the 60's or older

*Little Golden Books (older ones with the gold or silver spine)

*Nancy Drew Books from the 80's or older

*Boxcar children books

*Dr Suess Books

*Cigar Boxes

*Vintage Jewelry

*Vintage Handkerchiefs

*Unique Tin or cardboard containers

*Crafting supplies

*Christmas Decorations

*Garden Decor



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Meisje rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 15, 2022
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Mimi7 rated for USAPC: Winter Glue Book Page on Jan 11, 2022
Comment: I love this glue book page, thanks so much and thanks for the extra snowman. We should get some snow this Sat here in southern IL
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful California postcard.
Comment: Thanks πŸ™ Hearts πŸ’• Fantastic postcards!
toni rated for EPUSA: Serendipity Swap on Jan 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety of goodies!
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Comment: Merry Christmas!! I hope your new year is full of love, laughter, happiness and good health!! xx Gabi
suepier rated for Christmas card mass swap usa on Jan 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice Christmas card.
kromo rated for Christmas Card Swap 2021 on Dec 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas πŸŽ„
Comment: Thanks very much Laura, for the Fairy PC ! I hope you a wonderful Christmas in AZ. with family. Happy New Year!
Maddashin rated for Christmas Card Swap 2021 on Dec 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the great PCs. What a wonderful batch! Enjoy the holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman card! It's so festive!
Comment: I seldom see a black and white Xmas card. This one was really beautiful. MERRY CHRISTMAS
Cellolady rated for Glittery Christmas Cards on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
Comment: This is such a beautiful card! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Mom2blu rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for helping me fill my card display!!

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thriftymermaid on Oct 5, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ’ŒπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

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hibiscus on Feb 28, 2021:

I’m another who loves the long long trailer! I watch it every time it comes one! Reminds me of my mom and dads road trips ... she also collected rocks in our Car ! She put them in her garden when we got home! It’s like watching a β€œhome movie”

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Emmyxxoo on Apr 5, 2020:

I LOVE THAT MOVIE...The long long trailer...I thought I was the only one that has ever seen it.....so cute and funny....Gotta love Lucille Ball

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 11, 2020:

Hi there! I would love to have you join my first swap ever as a swap coordinator! I am nervous hosting my first swap and could use the support of veteran swappers. It's called: 3-person PC Collaboration #1- Theme: Anything Goes

Thank you! Indira CherryBlossomLady

JuneRosebud on Jan 10, 2020:

W E L C O M E to WIYM ATCs of the Alphabet. I am looking forward to having you in the series=)

thisismeAXiD on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

vontakk on Dec 4, 2018:

I have you as a partner for one of my swaps again and if I didn't say it before, I am so in love with Lucille Ball that I Love Lucy was my entire bedroom theme as a teenager and I also JUST ordered The Long, Long Trailer DVD for my Mom for Christmas!!

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