Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2021 8:15 am


Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: December 1, 2021
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 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!


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 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!


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!
LadyJo rated for Altered Postcard 3 on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: Fun postcard you sent me! I enjoyed hearing about your current happenings. Lime green crocs, coool!
Response: Thanks!
Comment: LOL, loved your answers!! Thank you for a fun postcard!! First Friday sounds fun - they host one here but we haven't been yet!
Response: Thanks!
Comment: OMG i LOVE it!! It is soooo stinkin' cute!! Thank you for a fun swap!! Isn't it a great way to use up little bits of interesting papers??
Response: Oh yay! Yes, this was a really fun swap thanks.
Comment: I'm not a coffee drinker, but I understand the caffeine for breakfast. I take mine as Cherry Coke.
Response: Oooh I love cherry coke! Thank you.
Heynowokay rated for OMAE: Mail Art Pick 3 on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap and very thoughtful card. Some days are real tough, and just a nice sentiment can turn them around! :)
Response: Thank you!💜
Comment: Thank you so, so much for this wonderful mail! I loved everything you included and the note in which you told about the goodies and why they were your favorites was just really sweet :) Take care and happy swapping!
Response: Thank you and I'm so happy you liked everything!
LadyJo rated for MAIL ART - B & W with a twist! on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap! A funny joke! LOL! I love the pc and the notecard! Thanks!
Response: Thank you!
TeaNi rated for CPG ~ Not Near Me Tourist PC ~ USA on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: thank you for the cool pc from Warsaw- I love sculptures and interesting statues! Also thanks so much for the tip to check out Miniature French World- so fun! :)
Response: Thank you!
Curiouskitty rated for MAIL ART - Dots on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun polka dot envelope, it's super cool. I like what you did with the dots! I had fun making my swap for this as well! Thank you as well for the pretty papers & cut out pictures. Take care and I appreciate you using my word of the year! ♥️
Response: You're welcome and thank you as well.
Rockmask rated for EATC: Sticker Slapped ATC on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cards!! I love that ant one, so cute with the donut. This may be one of my new favorites lol!🖤
Response: Yay! Glad you like it! Thank you
fishsteak rated for EATC: Celestial Outer Space ATC on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC. I love that you used recycled plastic and a punch out— creative!
Response: Thank you!
kydestar rated for Send 3 From the List #16 on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the brilliant mail
Response: You're welcome!

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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

kiddomerriweather on Oct 17, 2021:

I forgot to mention that was for October WW.

kiddomerriweather on Oct 17, 2021:

Thank you for all the Halloween goodies! I love the buggy envie! I will write back soon. =D

LadyJo on Oct 14, 2021:

thank you for the October CPG wishes Fall postcard with favorite Fall foods. I like Apple Cider donuts and Apple Cider. Oh yum pumpkin pie for me too.

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