Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2018 9:11 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2010
Last Online: September 18, 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!!!


Tuutis rated for September Inspirations on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you, a very nice quote too!
AZmom875 rated for Stamped HMPC Letter A on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: A is for airplane, America, and airmail. What a lovley combination.
monsbrick rated for ATC #4: MONTH of SEPTEMBER 2018 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: LoriAnn this is very cute!
MarHelene rated for PC Swap #3 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Cute little card! Hope your daughter feels better!
YooperHill rated for HMPC: Put a "Fish" on it on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
luvbird rated for Pink and Gray Mail Art on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much for the darling flamingo post card.
debbee2014 rated for ATC Backgrounds only #3 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: I received your swap to day... cant believe it. both ends were open and the cards could have fallen out anywhere but AMAZING they were all in there. Thanks they looked great.
Response: UGH! I so dislike the mail service. I have a sneaky feeling the mail clerk did something to my envelopes .. .She got really mad at me at the counter and was slamming my mail all around and what a ATTITUDE I got:<
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful book pages. 💛 I like your ATC. ✌
Breadzim rated for Envelope Drop #11 - Senders Choice on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Oh my! Your envelope was so pretty with all those stamps! I absolutely loved it and all the goodies you put in it! Thank you so much!
Fiqa rated for ★ FULL ENVELOPE #8 ★ on Sep 17, 2018
shinyserra rated for PRIVATE: FUNNY QUESTIONS SWAP on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for hosting! I loved this swap so much. I will have fun going through your answers :)
Comment: Thank you for postcard! Love the quote!
ittybittykitty rated for Random Journal Page Swap on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty page!
jenmcjen rated for PPWAH Categories Letter on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter. I'm so sorry things have been rough for you and I hope they soon get better. Are you having fun doing your daughter's room? Thanks so much for the lovely little note sets. Can I ask where you get them from? I love them!!!! Anyway, yes, I will write back. I'd love to see more of your lovely handwriting head my way!
Response: I think I got the NOTE CARDS from Michel's. I haven't even started on her room:< SIGH! I look forward to hearing from you!!!!!
Kathy821 rated for NAPS - September Hello 2018 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. The envelope alone is wonderful! I love everything. I can always use notecards. The post card is beautiful and of course I can use washi tape.
laterdayze rated for Handmade ABCs - A on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
CraftyMommaonaBUDGET rated for 12 Days private swap!~~ on Sep 14, 2018
Response: YEAH! You got it:>
Comment: Thank you for the cool card :)
shinebrite7381 rated for Friendship ATC Swap on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: I love your ATC, thank you. That is an awesome layering look. And yes those 2 boys do look like trouble LOL.
shinyserra rated for ANYTHNG GOES INDEX CARD SWAP on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: I love the index card you made me! The clocks are really cool.

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smmarrty on Sep 10, 2018:

Just wanted to say thanks for the Art Collab postcard!

stormofangels on Sep 9, 2018:

You are welcome! Thank you for joining the 2nd round! So honored and grateful!

ktk8 on Aug 29, 2018:

Hi and thanks for adding to my art collaboration and sending it home and adding postage......so much fun.....

kimberlywritesstuff on Aug 23, 2018:

Hi LoriAnn! Mail is going out to you tomorrow morning! Hope you like everything!

kimberlywritesstuff on Aug 20, 2018:

Stopping by to thank you for joining my swap! Hope you have fun with it!

crystalite on Aug 20, 2018:

The envelope you sent your Sun ATC in is so pretty that I’m adding it to my art journal!

babypansy on Aug 8, 2018:


Have a very lovely day!


gojenn on Aug 3, 2018:

Thanks for sending art Collab back home to me! I barely recognize it! -gojenn

ladydy5 on Aug 3, 2018:

Welcome to Artistically Inclined group. I hope things will now go better for you so you can once again enjoy doing swaps.

jaimierandolph on Jul 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-Profile Bible verse #2

1 John 4:19

We love because HE first loved us.

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