Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2018 7:47 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2010
Last Online: December 17, 2018
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States
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About Me

Just a little Pet Peeve I guess ... but my name is LoriAnn (not Lori)... I will answer to Lori, but I much prefer my real name:>

I am a 48 years old ... YUCK really? I will be 49 in March. Most days I do not feel this old, but where are all these silver hairs coming from? I am a SAHM, to Hannah Michelle (age 10). Hannah is a wonderful, Special Needs child who has multiple challenges, but never lets it define her. I have basically been a "Hoosier" all my life ... born and raised. I call Indianapolis home, but I am a "wanna be beach girl". DREAM BIG ... right?!

Wanna know more??? I love Pen Pals (hint ... hint)!

I welcome International Pen Pals!!!!

Favorite Crafts

I love to try new types of crafts. Got something you love to do? Share it with me and maybe some supplies to get started!

I love trying different types of Media to paint. I am by far no artist. I like to Alter things!

I LOVE to make things out of left over materials. Not junkie left overs, but things you would use, but maybe just not want anymore.

I have always enjoyed Scrap Booking and Card Making. I absolutely love to make Envelopes!!! I also like enjoy doing any type of Altered Art, Journals (all types including Circle and Junk).

Since joining SB I have gotten into ROLOS and ATC's!!! I am now wanting to try FLIP BOOKS and POCKET LETTERS.

I am learning to sew and so is Hannah so we love fabric! I will gladly take useable scraps!

I also enjoy cooking and baking … I have won several RECIPE CONTESTS!!! I just got a Instant Pot and love getting new recipes that others have tried. I want to learn how to can this learn. I love good bread recipes too!

In the Spring and Summer I love to work in my backyard.

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read. I will read anything that looks or sounds interesting!

I don't really limit myself to one genre. I like to read Modern Romance, Chick-Lit, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, and Mystery. I will read some Sci-Fi and Horror as long as it is not pure "slasher" type. I am not a big fan of Historical Romance, but if you find one that is a "must" read, I will give it a try. I would like to read more of the Classics this year, that I have not read. Got a good one that you love ... suggest it please!

I can't say I have a "favorite author". I like James Patterson, Ted Dekker, Harlan Coban, Elin Hilderbrand, Lynsay Sands and so many others!

If you are a reader, I would love to hear what you like to read and some of your favorite authors. I love suggestions.

For 2012, I have challenged myself on GOOD READS and challenged myself to read through the alphabet (reading a different author for ever letter of the alphabet.) I have started a READING JOURNAL. If you are interested in a Private Swap and doing a Reading Journal together ... please message me.

"I have a love/hate relationship with e-readers. I love them because I can carry them with me. I hate them because I miss the smell and feel of a book in my hands."

Favorite Music

I am a child of music ... my parents loved music and I have fond memories of dancing around the house with them and being exposed to music early on. I use to think my Dad was Bowzer (Sha Na Na) because of a picture of him in his younger days in a white dinner jacket and greased back hair.

I love music from the 70's up till now! I like a lot of the older one hit wonders. Think oldies ... Afternoon Delight, Pina Coloda, I'd really Love To See You Tonight. 80's and current one hit wonders are good too. I listen to almost anything, but Rap and Gospel (there's nothing wrong with it ... just not me).

If I had to pick one genre ... I guess it would be country. Old and new.

I am a big fan of Rod Stewart's Song Book make overs! Can you sexy?! Phil Collin's make overs of old songs are great too as well as his music ... the man is awesome!

The Phantom of the Opera is a really big mood music and full of memories for me.

Hawaii artists that redo American songs are GREAT! Try listening to Kolea who sings "Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold" (originally y by Dan Seals. Listen to the words and how he sings them. Try Ka'au Crater Boys and Ten Feet Under (especially Islands In the Stream).

If anyone wants to burn me cd's ... as a trade, RAOK, etc. let me know!!! I will be happy to do the same for you!

Favorite Television

I watch a variety of tv shows. I guess I should write them all down so I can share them with you.


Colors: I'm not a color snob … I like all colors. I am not a big pink person, but I don't dislike it.


The only known allergy I have is PICKLES and TUNA ... don't see that being sent (I hope). I don't like CHERRIES, but if something cherry is sent I have two in the house that will eat.

I don't drink coffee very much anymore. Then I do it is only a Keurig Pod. I love tea and my daughter loves hot chocolate. The only tea I really don't like is Green Tea.

I would really like to try some chocolates and various candies from other countries!!! YUMMY!!! I love all types of chocolate ... white, regular, dark. Some of my favorites are KIT KATS and REESE'S ... I hear our International buddies have some really different flavors!

I also like GUM and SUCKERS!!! And Hannah will "fight me for suckers so if you find something unique for her, your sure to get a HEART!


Post Cards: We collect them to add to our "Where in the World" post card wall. If you are sending them in with another swap could you please write something interesting on the back. If it is part of a swap we prefer them naked unless the swap says otherwise.

GAME PIECES: SCRABBLE TILES, DOMINOES (any size), GAME BOARDS (can be cut down … I use them for misc crafts)

Greeting Cards, Note Cards, Stationary ... I have really hard time finding stationary ... would love some that you find. Home cards and envelopes are awesome!!!

TAPE … any kind … left overs welcomed!!!

PENS, MARKERS, WRITING UTENSILS … I love pens. It is very dangerous to let me go into a office supply place.

JOURNALS ... blank or decorated

SCRAP BOOK PAPER ... scraps ... left overs are great.

ATC ... supplies!





STICKERS ... no FREE stickers unless they are just extras for Hannah.

LETTER STICKERS ... a mix bag of left overs is great.

CHIPBOARD ... anything



FABRIC ... I am learning to sew and I'm addicted. I would love some fabric... any kind (not boyish) ... any type ... any size.


Things for Hannah

Anything that I can make or may have in my stash that can make you have a HAPPY MAIL DAY!!!

If you want to extras for Hannah are always appreciated. Her favorite color is blue. She loves paper and stickers. Post cards and things about where you live. She also like most little girls loves the "blind packages" of My Little Ponies, LOL Dolls, Shopkins, etc. She loves all kinds of animals. Her favorites ... turtles, horses and elephants.


*Nutcrackers ... all kinds ... all seasons (yes, they really do have Halloween and Thanksgiving ones. I would love to see a Easter Bunny one!)

*Witches ... I love Halloween and I decided I need lots of witches. All kinds ... all sizes ... even ornaments or ones that hang!

*Snowmen ... any type. I don't like snow or cold, but these little guys, gals, kids are so cute!

*Antique Kitchen Items ... do you have items that you can't figure out what to do with from Grandma?

If you are interested in a SWAP for something I collect … MESSAGE me please.

If you want a post card from me ... MESSAGE me!!!

International Senders

I love post cards, pamphlets, information! We home school so anything you can think of that would be interesting ... please send! It will always get you a HEART!

Foreign currency, grocery ads, newspaper clippings, menus, etc!!!


MamaMangrove rated for HMPC: Scraptastic Postcard on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the holiday scrap card, LoriAnn. Your scraps are so much less scrappy than mine!
Comment: Thank you for resending this. I know it was a large swap to get lost :( Merry Christmas and many Happy Swaps in 2019!
Response: UGH! For sure ... I still hope the first one finds it s way to you ... double bonus for you. I hope you like your goodies!!!!
Comment: I have long since given up on 'being ready' for Christmas! I try to stay sane and pleasant... Thanks for the card (I approve the theme!) and for creating an international swap, even if no internationals signed up!
Autumn5 rated for PA: Handmade ABCs - H on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: That sounds awesome - definitely something to be very proud of ❤️ And thank you for the lovely card!
Autumn5 rated for PA: Handmade Tourism PC on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: You find the neatest pictures, I love it! Thank you ❤️
Autumn5 rated for PA: Handmade ABCs - I on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the igloo - fitting right now in this cold 😁
Comment: Wow, LoriAnn!!! What a wonderful journal you sent to me! I could tell before I even opened it that you had put a lot of creative energy and time into it! Each page was a miniature work of art, with great colors and nice texture and dimension. I loved that you left blank places for me to write, and that you used so many different techniques in it. The vintage page was one of my favorites, very nicely put together! The color pages, with the samples of the colored pencils and their names, and its facing page, were also favorites. It was such fun to explore all the flips and pockets, and even after my third time going through it, I was STILL finding things I had missed before! And the quote about the sunrise being beautiful whether anyone sees it or not will be a new favorite of mine. All in all, this was a fantastic swap and I truly appreciate all your hard work to make it so special!!! Thanks!!
Response: So glad you liked it ... it had to be special for someone from my hometown. My husband laughed and was like you aren't giving this one away are you????
Comment: Thanks for the pretty tag - I like the way you created the layers for it :)
shinyserra rated for RECYCLED CHRISTMAS CARD POST CARD on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: thanks for the cute post card!
jandmterry rated for PRIVATE JOURNAL SWAP on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: I loved getting to know you better!
Kellpepper rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2018 on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
shinyserra rated for BIG FATTY JOURNAL on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: I love this journal! I am so excited to start writing in it now :) Thanks for making such a fun journal for me.
Response: This one was almost one I did not send out … but so much work went into it I did not think I could do one as good. I am glad it went to you!!!!
abrown00 rated for MJS: A Page a Day Magpie Journal on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: I got your amazing journal in the mail today! I flipped through it quickly but I cannot wait to sit down and take my time to really look at everything! You did a fantastic job!! I am jealous!
Response: THANK YOU! I was on a JOURNAL toot when I did this one and one other one. They are two of my favorites I,ve done by far!!!! If you ever want to do a PRIVATE JOURNAL swap I would love to!
Comment: Fun postcard & beautiful handwriting! Thx so much!!
suepier rated for 50 Things That Make You Happy on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your list of happy things. I enjoyed reading all of the things that make you happy. They made me smile.
jessnewson98 rated for CALG: Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the gorgeous Christmas card and thank you for the lovely holiday wishes! I love everything about it! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a beautiful New Year!
shinyserra rated for Stamped HMPC Letter I on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: What cute stamps! I love the bottle of ink stamp!
Response: LOL! I had to think outside the box for some! I will send you some images of the INK:>
shinyserra rated for FALL INDEX CARD SWAP on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful index cards!
Comment: Thank you for all of the destash! There is a lot of things I can use in here :)
Response: We need to do this again... I need some different paper scraps:>
shinyserra rated for Penpal Letter About Penpalling on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter!

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Kathy821 on Dec 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for working on my enjoy every moment postcard in Art Collab! It's beautiful!

yvonne401 on Nov 22, 2018:

We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

HannahF on Nov 10, 2018:

Hey, I just wanted to thank you for the goodies you sent! It was completely unexpected. Happy (early) Thanksgiving! 🦃

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 12, 2018:

Just checking in on you, how are you and Hannah?

shinyserra on Oct 6, 2018:

Thanks so much for the handmade postcards for the SEBTKS Tag game!!!

yvonne401 on Sep 23, 2018:


Once Upon An Autumn Day - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

Once Upon an autumn day, Colorful leaves began to fade In the midst of a chilly, frosty air As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day, The whispering breeze was here to stay Moving aimlessly through the countless trees Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day, The leaves whirled freely in every way, Until at last they came to rest Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day, The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay Waiting for the winter snow to fall To quickly obscure them one and all.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

djcamp04 on Sep 22, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fun note cards & washi from the pick 2 tag game in SEBTKS!! Love them. ❤️

djcamp04 on Sep 22, 2018:

Thank you so much for the fun note cards & washi from the pick 2 tag game in SEBTKS!! Love them. ❤️

ktk8 on Sep 19, 2018:

Hi and THANK YOU for finishing and sending home my postcard.... it is stunning!

smmarrty on Sep 10, 2018:

Just wanted to say thanks for the Art Collab postcard!

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