Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 12:19 pm


Date Joined: September 20, 2011
Last Online: September 27, 2023
Birthday: August 31, 1960
Country: United States

About Me

3/7/23 Today, I had a total of 2222 ratings of 5!

Jan 17, 2023---I have recently decided to start swapping again and I am trying to make up my low ratings. I am slowly getting back in and learning the site again. I am only doing flat mail until I get my swaps made up.

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 (=^.^=).


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

Flowers, Horses, Gardening, Nature Quotes

Beatrix Potter/Peter Cottontail, Red Ridinghood

Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Witches

Three Little Bears, Hansel and Gretel

Winnie Pooh and friends, Bambi, Garfield

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, fish and birds

Faeries, Fairy Gardening, Teddy Bears

Craft supplies/embellishments/charms/inks

Acrylic/ rubber stamps

Flat metal charms and flat or shaped buttons

Stickers LARGER THAN 1/2" (no Disney), especially flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, jjewels, gold border stickers

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

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************************ I really dislike abstract art! I really dislike black and white art! 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, Abstract, Black and White.



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


Favorite Crafts

Rubber Stamps, Cricut, Papercrafting--punches, cardmaking, etc, ATC's, crocheting, knitting, gardening, cooking, 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!


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.


Darlindanz rated for Autumn Postcard Swap🍁 - #2 on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card. My son and I went to RMNP a few years ago and had so much fun.
Maddashin rated for Flower Power, the 2023 edition #6 on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks πŸ™ Hearts πŸ’•
urquhart rated for Halloween Card Swap 3 on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Laura, Thank you for your Halloween card swap. I love The Shining too . . . eerie hotel setting! Love the way you decorated my envelope! Thanks again. Judy
greyhorse8 rated for Love Horses? Let's share! on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Great story!
AppalachianMom91 rated for Postcard giveaway on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you Laura . Beautiful card and I love what you’ve written. God bless you
mysmashbooklife rated for APDG - Pumpkins on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Love the pumpkins you choose!
dcp0112 rated for Love Horses? Let's share! on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Aww, sounded like your horse was a special part of your life. I am so happy that you are going to be around horses again, even though you aren't riding I am sure it would be therapeutic to just be around them. Sending yout tons of prayers and good luck that you enjoy your new journey with horses:)
KelseyJayne rated for Love Horses? Let's share! on Sep 23, 2023
Response: Thank you for rating. This was an enjoyable swap!
Dustzappa rated for Sender's Choice PC 2023 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you Laura . Love my hummingbird post card and everything you’ve written ! God bless you
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart.
sschibetts rated for PC Swap #5 - Your State on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: love the PC - I have never been to colorado despite growing up on the west coast. hope to go one day! happy swapping!
Response: Yes, make sure to come here, it's beautiful. Thanks for the heart!
Uhlanuh rated for Hello postcard swap on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Hi! I’m from GA, currently stationed in Ramstein with my husband who is in the military. Colorado is my list of places I really want to visit. I adore the fairy card you sent ❀️
Response: Germany is one of the countries on my wish list to visit, as well as other European countries. Thank you for the heart!
laura99 rated for Tourist Postcard starting with a D on Jun 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this postcard! I had never before seen a postcard of an airport so it was quite curious to see! But now, that airport looks so interesting (to me at least) like, why does it look like it's full of teepes/tents? :D
Response: It is supposed to look like the mountains I think, since we have a lot of mountains and foothills in Colorado. Thanks so much for the heart!
debbee2014 rated for Santoro Gorjuss ATC - US only on Jun 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you the girls are so cute! Love them. I like both colors. Loved the bus stamps you used. My husband drives a bus. So glad you ordered that stamp. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks again.
Response: Yes, I am feeling much better! I am happy you like the Gorjuss girls and the bus stamps. Thanks so much for the heart rating!
Comment: I do love hello kitty! And your cute washi tape and cat stickers were adorable! 😊
Response: Im happy you liked it! Have a great week! Meow =(^.^)=
LaureAndLucky rated for Adult Coloring Page May 2023 on May 23, 2023
Comment: Hi Laura ! Lucky says woof to Savanna ! Thanks for the coloring pages ! It's been raining for a week here too, but that's great for the plants ! Have a wonderful day and thanks again !
Response: Thank you for the heart. It finally stopped raining here. Now we have the smoke from Canada and our air quality is dangerous. Hope your summer is fun!
sera rated for Tourist Postcard starting with a D on May 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the DIA postcard, this is so random but I would love to visit this airport one day all the art is very interesting to say the least haha.
Response: It is a beautiful airport both inside and outside. Hope you will one day be able to see it! Thanks very much for the heart rating!
sschibetts rated for Flower Power, the 2023 edition #2 on May 19, 2023
Comment: LOVE the fairy postcard - thank you! my favorite flower, tulips, don't last very long either but i still love having them around! happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I know, all the spring flowers just don't last and since it has been raining so much here, it has made all the beautiful crabapple blooms fall too soon. I'm looking forward to my blue morning glories. They take so long to finally bloom, but worth it!
tea1227 rated for Oversize postcard swap #4 on May 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the super cute stickered PC. I had a cat who loved to rub his cheeks on those fuzzy cacti, so we had to re-home the plants. Ouch!
Response: Yes, the ones that look so fuzzy will surprise you! Then you can't see it the thorn because it is so tiny so it is hard to get them out of your skin. I use duct tape, lol!

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cowboypoodle on Sep 25, 2023:

APDG - Pumpkins! Best wishes <3

pennypuppy on Sep 25, 2023:


ElisaMarcuz on Sep 25, 2023:


This is for the APDG - Pumpkins swap!!

Enjoy them!


samsstuff on Apr 10, 2023:

yvonne401 on Apr 9, 2023:

APDG ~ Easter - 4/9

Happy Easter!



RusticRoses on Apr 8, 2023:
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Nicollcia on Apr 8, 2023:

APDG ~ Easter - 4/9

ElisaMarcuz on Apr 8, 2023:

APDG ~ Easter - 4/9

Elisa Marcuz

Happy Easter!

Buona Pasqua!


pennypuppy on Apr 7, 2023:

This is for APDG-EASTER-4/9

cowboypoodle on Apr 7, 2023:

Leave a HAPPY EASTER comment <3 best wishes!

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