Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 9:23 pm


Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: August 10, 2022
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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Short attention span summery:

  • I love colorful or grungy, fun, quirky, and unique things especially when made by you. I'm not picky or easily offended at all so feel free to share what you are passionate about or trying for the first time.

Very long version:

  • I strive to make you laugh, bring you joy, feel great even if just for a moment, and also tend to think outside the box. If I get it wrong please let me know so I can fix it.
  • Scottish terrier lover and pet rescue supporter. No pets of my own currently and love to receive pictures, doodles, or stories about yours.

-I'm a terrible pen pal but love to read your letters and lists. Always check out what you recommend even if I don't respond rightly.


  • Mail art, flat stickers, postcards(handmade ok), labels, address labels, postage stamps, postalettes, unique stamped images, and washi samples.
  • Anything handmade or decorated by you. Atc, pocket letter, inchies, flip books, stuffies, pins, really anything.
  • Lists, jokes, poems, haiku, limericks.
  • Instapot and slow cooker recipes.
  • Vintage stationery 1960s - 80s.
  • Bright colors. Black and White.
  • recycled and partially used items are always welcomed.

Anything with an animal 💜:

  • Scottish Terriers.
  • Rescued pets and their stories.
  • Mega fauna - e.g. Woolly Mammoth, Saber tooth tigers, giant sloths.
  • Donkeys, goats, and pigs.
  • Fish and other sea life, horseshoe crabs.
  • Woodland creatures real or imagined.
  • Put a bird on it: Flamingos, barn swallows, woodpeckers, crows, turkeys, birds of prey.
    Tell me about your backyard birds. I work with amazing people who are true bird watchers, great photographers, and learn something new everyday. Recently have piliated woodpeckers visiting the feeders!
  • Ferns, oak trees, poppies, hydrangeas, pines, cherry blossoms, native plants, moss, and mushrooms.
  • The only animal thing I don't like are real monkeys and chimpanzees when dressed in clothes, they creep me out. Go figure that the flying monkeys from oz are my favorite though??? Maybe because they're fake? It's the trained circus animals that creep me out. Just no.


  • Halloween year round. Love vintage costumes (Ben Cooper!) and photos. Classic Universal monsters and Horror movies. Witch Hazel and Gossimer. Hitchcock. Vincent Price. Cute is awesome but prefer scary (not necessarily gory), grungy, or gothic style overall.
  • Silly or dark humor.
  • Oddities and Imperfections.
  • Pop culture, esp 70s and 80s. Let's talk about that time the bionic man and woman fought bigfoot!
  • Cults, I'm both fascinated and horrified that people get sucked into them.

Artsy fartsy:

  • Local traditional art
  • Outsider arts and crafts.
  • Bright bold colorful florals.
  • Art deco and nouveau.
  • Modern, surreal, and weird art, turn me on to an artist you love.
  • Illustration- vintage children's books, ads, propaganda, industrial workers
  • Vintage Hawaiiana
  • Mid century architecture and furniture.
  • Industrial, steampunk, time travel, space, and scientific themes
  • Religious art, icons, and shrines.


  • Fellow neurodiverse peeps can check in here. Tell me about your triumphs and struggles.
  • Regional culture, artists, dialect, ghost stories, treats, and recipes.
  • Kindness, equality, and tolerance.
  • Your family history and origin. Stories about eccentric relatives.

Fictional characters:

  • OZ.
  • The Muppets.
  • Bojack Horseman.
  • Richard Scary
  • Raggedy Ann
  • ME-Henry💙💙💙
  • Tina Belcher.
  • Grover and Oscar.
  • Parks and Recreation Jean Ralphio because he's the wooorst!

  • The Office, both versions.

  • Spock and Picard.
  • Batman 60s series
  • 60s -70s cartoons.
  • unexpected anthropomorphic "things"
  • R.O.U.S.
  • Portlandia. I think I've worked with every character on this show over the years.

Food and travel.

-pickles, chocolate, nuts, and candy.
- illustrations of food, esp breads and pastry.
- Austria, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada.
- Mountains, forests, and beaches.
- Wine and cocktail recipes.

NOT crazy about-

  • coconut. chai, and zinger tea
  • plastic which I understand is impossible to avoid, but I try to recycle and reuse.
  • non communicators and non raters
  • glittery, vintage(except snarky) and little girly stuff-the exception is Valentine's day, go nuts!
  • scented items: There are scents I love and many I can't handle, ask before sending please. I do love scratch and sniff though.
  • Not that anyone would, but for the love of all things good and holy please do not send mustard.
  • 3D stickers, paper pieces, and bits, I have tons.
  • Willful ignorance and blind obedience. Life is too short for people who take themselves so serious.

Favorite Movies

These whimsical, visually stunning, and goofy ones

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Freaks
  • Metropolis
  • Hugo
  • Coraline
  • The Birds.
  • The Princess bride.
  • The Wizard of OZ.
  • Return to OZ.
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure
  • Anchorman
  • Coming to America
  • Repo Man.
  • Dazed and Confused.
  • Ghost World.
  • Zoolander

Wes Anderson films are so good that I want to eat them.

This being said, you'll have my love forever if you send something (even abstractly) related to any of his movies.

Favorite Books

Always reading something and it varies greatly, could be science fiction, fantasy, or historical fiction. Biography, Ted talks(don't know where to put these), or old childrens science textbooks.

I HIGHLY recommend: 3/24/17 -The fifteen lives of Harry August by Claire North.
-The Borgias have been fascinating me lately, it's amazing that we have the details of these people's lives that lived so long ago. I get exhausted just thinking about their daily lives.

Favorite Music

Spotify is on most of the day. Frequently Go to: 80s college and dark wave, Wilco, The Who, Monsters of folk, Jack White, and love finding new music! I love to hear about concerts you've been to and songs you love and why you love them.


My favorite murder, RU talkin U2(and REM) 2 me? Comedy Bang Bang, small town murder, Conan needs a friend, and now I see that I spend entirely too much time listening to podcasts, lol.

Favorite Crafts

Anything handmade by you is greatly loved and appreciated, no matter your skill level.


I prefer flat ones without chunky embellishments if possible. Inappropriate and weird are fun send them to me!

I enjoy making papercrafts: pocket letters, postcards, atcs, and mail art. I just haven't felt very crafty lately so haven't been joining those types of swaps. I do continue to buy and hoard supplies of course. So back on track somewhat and I'd say my crafting style goes to grungy no matter what I do, lol. If you hate it let me know. I'm easy going.

I really love needle felting, but working with wool makes me sneeze like crazy:(

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!


metrognome rated for CPG Daily Q's #21 - Global on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: Hehe thanks! Dang, everything closed on Sundays? It must get so overcrowded and slow on Saturdays with everyone out at once! 😬
Response: The chains are all open, but any small business is closed. I don't really mind. Have a great day
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Something On Two Legs PC on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: What a great pc! Sorry the movie wasn’t so great, lol. I hope Brit recovers well too. I know all about the small town feel but no one really knows anyone. I can’t go anywhere without the hubby knowing someone. He grew up here. It’s so weird to me!!!!!!! Thanks for the cute stickers decorating the pc as well. Have a great day Laura.
Response: Thank you!
janetr rated for Artistic Decos 6/2022 on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: thanks for the great deco and all the krampus stuff :)
Response: You're welcome!
metrognome rated for CPG Daily Q's #18 - US on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks! Crunchy pizza is the best kind. Crust should be crusty, dangit, not like chewing a sock :D
Response: Lol yesss! Thank you
Comment: Thank you so much. Loved reading it
Response: Thank you
joppagirl rated for CPG May ‘22 Move a US Deco - US on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the deco and extras. I love the sea turtle card, I just got back yesterday from the beach!
Response: Thanks!
blubutterfly rated for Three Truths and a Lie #5 on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Penguin Classic PC:) Loved the stamps too! I don’t know which one of the list is the lie though! #4 maybe? #1? Is it #1- more than 100 concerts?
Response: Thank you! I love gardening is the lie. Im a terrible gardener 😆
jeka396 rated for CPG QUICKIE: Animal PC #4 - US on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the mountain lion PC, I love the illustration style too!!
Response: Thank you!
jeka396 rated for Note on a Postalette on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice note! I loved the illustration on the postalette too- the little boy eating the apple, so cute! You mentioned deco books in your note—if you have any you need to move along and want to be done, you could send to me. If you wanted to continue swapping decos, we could do a private swap. The Deco Books group does have swaps sometimes that are US Only or US/Canada too!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: What an adorable little mini journal and precious little extras!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! Love the Mail Art you created! Thank you for the extras! I do like the post card you sent to add to my collection.
Response: So glad it made it to you! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you, Laura for the really lovely swap, your vintage cards are adorable ! 🌲 Happy Holidays 🌲 !
Response: Merry Christmas!
Swan rated for CPG: Early Christmas ⛄ global #3-2021 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card, I love birds! And for the travel themed stickers! Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas!
Piccolo rated for Send 3 From the List #19 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much Laura! I do very much love the vintage bicycle card! So cool! Jenny
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: You sound like a good gifter for stocking stuffers! Lol
Response: Thanks!
Writercat rated for IFM Halloween Themed Envie on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun decorated envelope and goodies inside. Great hearing from you! Cathy
Response: You're welcome, happy Halloween!
Comment: Lovely sticker card! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
carrotkate rated for HALLOWEEN GREETING CARD SWAP on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: What a great card! Thank you! For the record, I'm usually a "nay" on the candy corn! :)
Response: Thank you!
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - Pick A Theme on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: Love flowers, thank you for the nice swap! I will be keeping your touring recommendations in case I get to this area.
Response: You're welcome, enjoy!
TeaNi rated for CPG QUICKIE: Daily Q's PC #3 - US on Aug 31, 2021
Comment: thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome!

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MaryTylerGore on Feb 10, 2022:

Thank you so much! Tidings-MaryTylerGore

susieq11 on Dec 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for the card!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!!

susieq11 on Dec 5, 2021:

Mail heading your way tomorrow!! : )

tcornell on Oct 28, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome package of Christmas goodies, envelopes and unused postcard stamps that you sent me for October WW! Ha! I never connected your username to your IG acct, yay, glad to know! Thank you also, for the lovely compliment ♥♥♥

Fairydollmilk on Oct 25, 2021:

Thanks for the collaged pc for my Oct wish! Maybe I would call it “Interior cakerating”? Lol

Lonestarchild on Oct 25, 2021:

C for CLEVER! Thanks for such a fun envie for Oct WW.

goosey on Oct 25, 2021:

laura, many thanks for your fun altered art gallery addition to the paris/&thebeach deco! this deco is a great reminder of the open mail art exchange swaps and the group! i hope to keep swapping with you!

lindseyjae on Oct 25, 2021:

Thanks so much for the WW October wish - such a cute and unique owl PC, I love it!

Ikat78 on Oct 20, 2021:

Thank you for the great Halloween card and the little extras inside. 😊

susieq11 on Oct 18, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome bat mail art for WW October!! I loooove it! And The Count stamp makes me so happy. Space stickers are so cool and loved your note. I think the toad parade is over now that it got cold at night!! So no poodle princesses!! He has touched his nose to a few but no princess…. Get the Devo helmet for sure!!!!!!! Thanks so much for thinking of me!! xoxo

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