Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 5:35 pm


Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: May 6, 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, and feel great even if just for a moment. Definitely tend to be too literal or blunt, 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 ๐Ÿ’œ:

  • 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, 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 fascinated.

Artsy fartsy:

  • Local traditional art
  • Outsider arts and crafts.
  • Bright bold colorful florals.
  • Art deco and nouveau.
  • Modern 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.


  • 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-Henry๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
  • 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 at Whole Foods. They get it so right and I love how everyone takes themselves so seriously.

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!


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! โ™ฅ๏ธ
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!๐Ÿ–ค
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 outโ€” 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!
Comment: What a nice and cheery pc - thank you so much!!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the glittery card! And the postcard tuck in! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: Thanks for the recs and cute PC!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Hi Laura! I got my cards today and I laughed out loud with glee!! They are so great! Ha! Like you, I was SUPER challenged by this swap! I went through about 5 cards before I settled on one! I'm glad I did it though, it stretched my brain and that's always good! I really enjoyed it, what a fun and different swap!!! Tell your husband I especially liked that nuclear one. :-) Have a wonderful holiday! Better than our cards dictated! Ha! Deanna
Response: In your face husband,lol!!! I'm so glad you liked them and it was a great swap. Have a non reactive Christmas!
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Food on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: I love your pumpkin themed envelope! โ€œSpice, spice babyโ€ ha ha ha! Too cute! Love the little Thanksgiving card and thanks for the letter too. Iโ€™ll write you back soon : )
Response: Thank you๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’œ
TeaNi rated for CPG Thanksgiving Card - US Only on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: thank you for the cute card & stickers! :)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Polka Dot Pumpkins / I Thank You For the Postcard / I liked your Haiku
Response: You're welcome!
Rabbitfreedom rated for PRIVATE: Halloween Party on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Got your package yesterday - can't wait to open it on the 29th!! See you then!
shiloh102 rated for Festive Halloween Card! (US) on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Loved the card and hope you have lots of candy and fun on Halloween.
Response: Thank you and Happy Halloween!
Mimosagirl rated for MAIL ART - Halloween on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Paper Macheโ€™ sculptures sound cool. I would love to see that. Our community has cancelled all Halloween events. Iโ€™m not sure what if anything weโ€™ll be doing. Thank you for the awesome card!
Response: Thank you and Happy Halloween!
Comment: Laura this is amazing! It is going on my display wall thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you love it, thank you so much! ๐Ÿ’™
anicka22 rated for MAIL ART - Senderโ€™s Choice on Sep 29, 2020
Comment: Love the beautiful envelope with the pretty stamps
Response: Thank you!
jjhere rated for Mini Halloween Flip Book on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: That is the coolest story! Well...maybe creepy is a better word, but either way I love it. It was fun to have the music in the background, too. Brilliant and awesome little book - Happy Hauntings!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the creepy experience, Thank you!
Comment: Bravo!! What an awesome job you did creating these tags! We LOVE Zebro!! That was SO thoughtful and kind of you! I love the "Bohemian" and she looks great on the top of my 6th Tag journal! (Zebro is in the curio with the rest of the zebras!) Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and enjoy zebro, he was fun to make.

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phillaine on Apr 22, 2021:

...and my kitties are screaming at me to fill the bird feeders... ๐Ÿ˜„

phillaine on Apr 21, 2021:

HOLY SMOKES, LAURA! You've gone and spoiled me rotten for my birthday. Thank you SO much for the BlueQ goodies and the your pretty handmade "fauxstage" ๐Ÿ˜Š I'm glad you had fun over at BlueQ and like their stuff. It's a lot of fun and a lot of it is not just a little bit sassy. The towels you sent me are my perfect kitchen colors, too! (red and teal) โ™ฅ I very much appreciate you and your kindness, and thank you for bringing some warm happy things into my home. I hope you're safe and well and in good spirits, and enjoying the lovely Springtime. (WW April wish list)

Lonestarchild on Apr 15, 2021:

Thanks so much for the April WW wishes of handmade envies -- especially animal themed ones! Very fun!

lindseyjae on Apr 13, 2021:

Thanks so much for the WW April Envie! I appreciate the birthday card & extras!

susieq11 on Apr 6, 2021:

Mail heading your way in the morning!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 3, 2021:

Thank you for the "Good Egg" ATC you sent as an OMAE RAK. I love it! I am a pretty good egg aren't I? =P modesty

Hell0Z0mbie on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful PC! I love it, very cool way of collaging the various prints. Thanks so much!

Hell0Z0mbie on Mar 13, 2021:

Thanks so much for your page in Mermaids, sending it home, and passing me your Silent Film deco!! Love your ABSea page!!

crescendo on Mar 7, 2021:

Thank you for the PEE Valentine! Oh wait, PeeWee. Ha! I said Pee. and Wee.

manders2280 on Mar 6, 2021:

Actually, it's a great way to manage the mess!

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