Swap-bot Time: October 3, 2022 8:13 pm


Date Joined: September 20, 2011
Last Online: February 27, 2022
Birthday: August 31, 1960
Country: United States

About Me

I've lived in Colorado since 1976. I have 2 boys and 2 grandsons. We have a rowdy Australian Shepherd named Chip and a black cat named Wilson (=^.^=).

Favorite Television

Crime solving shows--The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Unforgettable, Without a Trace, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods,The Mentalist. Any cooking, crafting or travel shows--Martha Stewart, HGTV, public TV, House Hunters International, Amazing Race. The Good Wife, The Voice and Madam Secretary. FAV movies---Comedy, Romantic, Action, Sports

Favorite Books

Fiction mysteries related to knitting, cooking, gardening, cats, coffee, teahouses. Cookbooks--Taste of Home, Gooseberry Patch, etc. Craft books/patterns. Gardening books. Herb books. Children's Golden Books, Children's Classic Literature, any Mary Engelbreit books

Favorite Music

Luke Bryan,Keith Urban, Lonestar, Lady Antibellum, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, The Fray, Coldplay, Kenny G, Celine Dion, Maroon 5, Adele,Shania Twain, Darius Rucker, U2


I LOVE to garden, cook, papercraft, knit, crochet and some sewing.


ATCs and supplies--precut cardboard backings, papers, charms, stickers, flowers, jewels, lace, ribbon, feathers, any destash items.

I would love your finished destash ATCs, Skinnies, Inchies or Twinchies that don't fit into your collection if you are looking for a home for them :)

quality notecards, greeting cards, handmade envies



Garden and nature quotes

Beatrix Potter/Peter Cottontail

Little Red Riding Hood

Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Witches

Three Little Bears

Hansel and Gretel

Winnie Pooh and friends



Cute Woodland Creatures--Owls, deer, rabbits, birds, mushrooms, cute mice, bears

All kinds of birds--owls, eagles, hawks,woodpeckers, hummingbirds, bluebirds, robins, bluejays, cardinals, blue heron, parrots, toucans, macaws.

Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Ladybugs, Dragonflies

Cats and Dogs


Faerie gardening supplies

Teddy Bears

Craft supplies/embellishments/charms/inks

Acrylic/ rubber stamps

Flat metal charms and flat or shaped buttons

Handmade jewelry--Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings

Quality candles/all scents except Lavendar

Stickers over 1/2" (no Disney), especially flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, jewels, gold border stickers

Handmade items!

Bronze metal items

Vintage items/ paper(please--NO book pages)

Ephemera--Buttons, lace, Victorian, die cuts, images, stamped images/phrases on cream colored cardstock

Home colors/style----Earth colors/Tuscan

Jewelry colors---cream,red,blue,black,brown

Jewelry metal--silver, bronze



What's not to like about these big eyed beanie boos?

ATC's--I like lots of embellishments and layers and very few stickers. I like ribbons and trims, lace, glitter, borders, metal charms, buttons, anything that adds dimension and appeal.


**********POSTCARDS************************ PLEASE WRITE LEGIBLY! It is very frustrating when I have to decifer the message. This means running letters together, rushed handwriting, etc. PLEASE PUT YOUR RETURN ADDRESS! This is because the postmark is rarely clear enough for me to tell where the card was sent from.
You will NOT get a heart if either of these things are missing. I always look for reasons to give hearts but I can no longer overlook these two things, sorry.

Cats, Dogs, Wildlife, Nature, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Flowers, Botanic and Gardens, Bees, Herbs, Colorful Landscapes/Scenery, Recipe, Mother w/child, Beautiful Women, Humorous, Mapcards, Tourist Attractions, Fairies, Quote cards, Garden/ Nature, Beatrix Potter/Peter Rabbit, Homemade(any). I like to see many different stamps on the PC's.

I'm NOT fond of City Scapes, Ad pc's,Weird/Twisted PCs,



ATC's I am not a fan of digital atcs. I am not a fan of hand drawn/painted atc's unless you are good and a true talented artist! 'Good' meaning that you have been doing it for awhile and it comes out better than children's artwork-LOL! Good means that you have gotten plenty of nice comments about your work over the years, not just from your family. I can't draw worth beans, so I don't subject my partner to it. However, if you are a true talented artist, I will love it, so please don't hesitate to send me your LOVELY HD/HP artwork!

I dislike most abstract art, sorry.

Magazine clippings and cutouts and anything made with them.

Notepads/Memo Sheets/Sticky Notes

Journal cards--I don't journal

Magnets(unless it's a cute animal or floral/gardening related)

slippers/socks/gloves (unless handmade)

religious items, crosses(angels okay)

tiny stickers/reward stickers/ cheap looking stickers

foam stamps and stickers

erasers or highlighters

Disney items

preservatives/sucralose and other artificial sweeteners

lavendar scent




No LOOSE tea please, unless you are sending me a full container that is unopened and factory sealed. Please send tea in it's wrapper so I know what the ingredients are, and the brand name in case I want to buy something that I've tried and liked.

I mostly like black spicy teas. My favorite is Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy-- love it cold, too.



Starbucks, Gevalia, Godiva, Fair trade, Dark roasts


Favorite Crafts

Rubber Stamps, Cricut, Papercrafting--punches, cardmaking, etc, ATC's, crocheting, knitting, gardening, cooking, canning, everything Martha Stewart(sorry). I can sew but don't like to much anymore other than quick and easy machine or handsewn projects.

===================================== HAPPY MAIL DAY!

There's a bird hidden somewhere in the picture--can you find it?




About ratings.....I rate on the quality of your work and if you have put time, effort and love into it and whether it fulfilled swap requirements. I give hearts if I think the overall swap was extra special, NOT just because extra items are tucked in. I don't expect extra items. If your ATC is basic, you may not get a heart just because you sent extras.

I am pretty easy going on the deadlines. If you need more time, just let me know! I understand that life gets in the way and would rather wait and get a well made item than get something that was quickly made.


thureris rated for YTPC: File Folder Flip Book on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Never received - happy to rerate if you’re able to make up.
Comment: It is 2 Oct 2018 and I have not yet received this swap. Hope you are OK! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: I hope things will get sorted out for you. Will change rating when I get swap.
Fieke rated for Intl: Here Comes The Sun-June on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful sun postcard you made. I love it !
user2148 rated for YTPC: Handmade Button Swap on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!! So beautiful - sorry for the late rating!!
AmookIslandCreations rated for MFF: Parakeet on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for this wonderful ATC! I love the colors and that you used Kiko's feathers! I named this one "Kiko's friend." Please remember to put your information on the reverse of your ATC's and sign them. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Fabriqueen rated for MAE~May Bee on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: These are soooo cute! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
DCasey rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Zine! on Jun 10, 2018
tigermousecat rated for YTPC: Handmade Button Swap on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Love the colours. I am already planning a use for the flower ones on a future swap. I found I had to seal mine a few times. I used acrylic paint on mine and an acrylic sealant after. A bit fussy to make but the end result is worth it. I went so far as to order some button dies...
Response: Wow, die cuts would make them more precise and therefore less time intensive. My die cut machine is still buried somewhere in the boxes, but now that you mention it, I remember seeing a button punch somewhere, maybe at Hobby Lobby that i might have to have, lol!
thureris rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Zine! on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely zines, Laura! I love that you went horizontal with the new one. :)
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Let's Make a Zine! on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Laura! So much fun to receive your TWO zines! I love the rain so your April Showers zine is perfect for me AND I love coffee! What cute images. Love the little mousie in the cup. It looks like you actually drew on your zine . . . I'm in awe of those who can draw. Your little Scotties are so sweet. Very special. Thanks for joining, Laura; it's always wonderful to swap together.
Response: You are so very welcome. You and the others in the advanced group are always an inspiration to me!
Comment: Laura, I love this "wild and free" raccoon ATC! It's adorable in every way...so many little pieces of nature here (all that fussy cutting!), with the fat and sassy raccoon loving every bit of it. Thank you so much for sending the very best ATCs!
Response: Glad you got it. Seems like it took awhile for you to get these, on top of me sending late...ugh!
donetta rated for GAA: Vintage Garden or Gardening ATC on May 31, 2018
Comment: Oh, Laura! The sweetest...the most adorable Gothic arch ATC EVER! I love the sweet little gardening lady, and although her tools seem just a BIT heavy for this delicate little lady, I adore them too! I am most entranced by the beautiful, very delicate lace trim...I would hoard that gorgeous stuff forever. Thank you for always being the very best swap partner!
Response: You are so very welcome! I always garden in my high heels and apron, don't you? LOL
Chrissiemeade85 rated for Rabbit ATC inside and out on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the snail ATC and the fun goodies Laura!
Response: You are very welcome :)
thequilterslink rated for MAE - Two Different on May 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks
BeckyG56 rated for Intl: Here Comes the Sun-Apr on May 26, 2018
Comment: Many hearts for this beautiful sunshine! I'd love to be able to draw and paint a sun like that! I do more abstract suns. So sorry to have rated you late, I enjoyed your artwork.
Response: Glad you liked it! I love the glitter gel pens! Thanks for the nice rating and comment!
Comment: Really beautiful. Feeling so lucky/grateful to receive your work!
Response: Thank you, I'm so happy you liked it! Thanks for the heart and nice comment.
mjhaertling rated for USA: Here comes the Sun-May on May 25, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful card! Probably my absolute favorite PC ever.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for the heart and nice comment!
SunTradeToo rated for AMMM: Sticker Slapped PC - May on May 22, 2018
Comment: Love the kawaii pandas! Thank you 📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤

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MCGalaxy on Jan 22, 2018:

National Squirrel Day

pennypuppy on Jan 21, 2018:


emeraldawn on Jan 21, 2018:

I here to warn you about natures most unknown deadliest animal

Hiding in plain sight, as cute fluffy clowns, the Ninja Squirrels are behind untold amounts of stolen peanuts and tipped over birdseed feeders.

It has been a long believe the Ninja Squirrel are trained at birth. But some scientists don't want to believe a squirrel can go from this

to this

While many still think the Ninja Squirrel is an urban myth, there seams to be an uptick of this telltale mark that have many more people become believers

I'll leave you with this proof, caught on a hidden camera ...

yvonne401 on Jan 16, 2018:

Congrats for winning BL Bingo! Your prize went out today.



yvonne401 on Jan 11, 2018:

Congrats for winning Butterfly lovers bingo!



elkalsa on Jan 2, 2018:

snow hello this is some snow for you :) enjoy!

Deco your friends profile Snow

yvonne401 on Dec 9, 2017:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



angeliclizard on Feb 27, 2016:

National Fairy Tale Day!

I really like Fairy tales and Folk stories from all over the place, I think it is a fascinating look into a cultures past!

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1)The Bamboo Cutter (It is a Japanese Folk Story) and pretty neat!

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2)How the Raven Brought Fire(This is a Native American story. I had a copy of it growing up and loved reading it. I probably have it somewhere)

Have a great Fairy Tale Day and Enjoy!

jesslynne on Oct 23, 2014:

Hi there! I am one of your partners for the Cute Halloween Profile Swap. I hope that you like the images ^^

Happy Halloween!


DarkSkullMistress42 on Aug 22, 2014:

Ok, I found this site has some good electric pressure cooker recipes, that tell you how long to cook it,When you get to the site and see the recipe you like, click on read more. the first recipe sounded awesome.

Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes

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