Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2018 5:51 am


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

UPDATE:4-20-18 back from vacation, will pick up mail and rate..

I was in a swap, Pick 3 goodies and my partner stated “ask me” for her address. After many, many, attempts to communicate with her and my host, no one has responded to my request for an address. I know she read my messages as it states READ. I believe she is a child. I have reported her to the administrator. Jana Williams, ID: danteazaria Update4-13-18. She deleted her account.

My BFF has been all over the internet and met some pretty amazing people. I was raised as an Army Brat but spent all my years till jr college living at Fort Ord and Monterey California. Lucky me, I met my best friend at the age of 8, Dorothy. We are still to this day 52 years later side kicks. Spent 14 years living in Los Angelos area. Because of the smog, crime, and pollution our family moved to the great north west and ended up in Vancouver Washington.Been here since 1994 and worked at our hospital for 24 years in the lab, hence, LABLAURI.I am married to a wonderful man of two year. On our first date, he said he wanted to save Venice Italy for his honeymoon. A year later on Oahu, under a big crescent moon, reflexing off the still waters, he asked for my hand in marriage. A year later, we are on a gondola in Venice . Other than my husband, I have 3 boys. Will 36, and my twins, John and Chris 33 I should mention were born on Christmas Day with red hair. Will and his wife have 2 children Joey and FINALLY a girl, Annabelle. John and his wife are expecting a boy in July. UPDATE: 5 lb 5 oz. with, yes, red hair. Which brings me to my best friend. I wouldn't say we are to competitive, but I will never forget my phone call to her announcing I too was having twins. She had twin girls 4 months before my twin boys. We don't live near each since I left for college but the 4 remain friends to this day.

I love to garden and am starting my first herb garden. UPDATE: Not very successful, oh well.

My favorite color is sage and purple. My husband must really love me because he let me paint our bedroom lavender 💜💜💜💜. The rest of the house is sage.

I play piano but only for myself .

I must be honest, I did not know what a Washi was till my BFF shared with me her stash. Looking forward to obtaining some. UPDATE: we got throw away lab coats now. Wear for a week or so then depose of it. I have since brought WASHI tape to work with me and I have the prettiest and most unusual lab coat. I have got to introduce Washi tape to people! Even got one med tech to check into swap bot.

Favorite Television

I love British TV. and subscribe to Acorn TV. They have Aussie tv shows too. Thank goodness for my iPad and wireless headphones. Hubby can watch his shows and I can watch mine,


I am a cubbies fan and married into it. Love Baseball and Football. I also love the Seattle Seahawks as I am from Washington. We watch a lot of baseball and football. So I would like anything Seahawks or Chicago Cubs stickies or whatever! UPDATE: boycotting NFL

Favorite Crafts

If it wasn't for by best friend, I wouldn't do crafts. I see the hours she spends making and creating art. I started small with jewelry. Still learning but can do the basics. My first mistake was spending three days beading. I didn't know to take breaks. I paid the price. Now, I get up, make a cup of tea or glass of wine🍷

Traveling has given me the opportunity to take pictures. Now I make beautiful cards. Favorites are snap shots from Venice Italy and Kauai. UPDATE I have a pink and gold Glam Craft Room. Love my girlie room, no boys allowed. LoL


I love to travel. I did not know my husband belonged to a time share till I ran across it while moving into our home. What's this I asked. He rarely has used it over the years and I was, give me everything you have on it because it will be used. I love going to the resorts, no travel lodge for me! Other than Venice, I have been to England, Paris, Rome, Florida, San Francisco, Monterey, San Diego, Kauai ( first Anniversary). Victoria BC (New Years). San Antonio Texas just cause...I have us locked into San Francisco again..for Christmas, my brother Dave got my husband and I tickets to the Cubs one night and the next night him and his wife will join us. This fall, the big island Hawaii, and St. Thomas Virgin Island next April. The hardest part is waiting. UPDATE: St Thomas canceled boohoo Washington DC for Cherry Blossom Parade.


Things I like Sparkling stuff,

Beads, Washi tape, tea ( no green) and coffee, Color pens, Anything to make jewelry , Postcards,

Fuzzy socks, Hair barrettes/headbands, Anything lavender, purple, or sage, Anything Cubs or SEAHAWKS


Candles Soaps I do not journal

I spend a lot of time on my swaps and hope you can see that. I recently got the spare room for my crafts/glam room. I would stay in there all day if I could. It's been fun getting it set up.


If you have a favorite picture of yourself, feel free to send me one. I have an inspirational board that I made for my craft room. I would love to fill it with pictures of my swap buddies. thanks


dyp rated for ATC Tropical Rainforest on May 20, 2018
Comment: I adore your card! Well well done! Tytyty
Response: Thank you so much...I really enjoyed creating it. I bet I couldn’t do it a second time lol
Comment: I ended up staying in Birmingham and carpooling with a coworker to Atherstone :)
Response: Ahhha.
Poeprincess rated for ATC Tropical Rainforest on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable rainforest frog, note & extras. Great job!
Response: Your welcome. It's a cute stamp. The U.S. for The heart. 💓
suzwa rated for W------atc (USA) on May 18, 2018
Comment: I love this ATC and thank you so much for sharing a small piece of yourself/dress Sooooo creative
Response: It makes it special to creative thanks for the ❤️
owl rated for S------ATC (USA) on May 16, 2018
Comment: Your sunset ATC takes me back to Hawaii. Beautiful.
Response: Ahhh thanks, I know you love it there and I love watercoloring sunsets! Thanks for the heart
iamdawt rated for Everything Paris.. on May 16, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness, Lauri, what a lovely collection of all things Paris, thank you! I appreciate the thought and time you put into this happy mail, everything was ooh-la-la!
Response: Thank you for the heart... i am so glad you got it, I was a little worried.
dustcollector rated for Quick Turnaround PC #12 on May 15, 2018
Comment: Imagine the fragrance. Id like to see a place that grows tulips there in Washington. I forget the name. I saw a DVD about it. Thanks for your card,
Response: We have several places. Must be good,soil
rjdolphin rated for U------atc (USA) on May 14, 2018
Comment: this is a beautiful card. Thanks for the extras.
Response: Thank you. Was a little worried...used a lot of washi tape. Very glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart
suzwa rated for T -----ATC (USA) on May 13, 2018
Comment: This little guy was so cute !! Thanks so much.
Response: Your welcome I like turtles thanks for the heart
Conni59 rated for HP Fish ATC: USA on May 12, 2018
Comment: Love your fish! I am also teaching myself watercolor, bit of a learning curve. Thank you so much for an awesome atc and extras!
Response: Your so welcome. Good luck. YouTube it
Lina279 rated for penpal speed dating on May 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you!I love it!
Response: i am sorry you didn’t receive my letter. This is the first you have communicated with me since January. Please read email.
Justjada rated for Happy Little Notecards #73 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and envie! And also the extra goodies! I hope your trip goes well, it sounds like so much fun!
jendoggie rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #31 on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great notecard. I have never seen a reindeer in person, let alone a white one. That must be really cool. You do have an interesting family situation with the ex. Tell hubby, I hope he feels better.
Response: I knew you would dog it😊 thanks for the heart
ginny19590 rated for R-----atc (USA only,) on May 7, 2018
Comment: I adore the ATC you made and sent to me. I like Audrey Hepburn also. The statement you put on the ATC was that quoted by Audrey Hepburn? I loved the layered look and it definitely wasn't to thick for me. I was mostly talking about things like a paper embellishment that has 2 or 3 little sticky sponge like things that will stick to whatever you're making to give it that 3D look. If I could I'd give you more hearts. God Bless and Happy Swapping........=)
Response: Oh I am so glad you like it. Yes, she said that. It is difinetly a fun ATC
thebragal rated for Oceanic / Marine ATC on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you. The little guys are so cute! ETA: I love blue and green! I just don’t like super bright, crayon versions of blue and green! Like royal blue and Kelly green.
Response: Your welcome. Sorry, it was Hard not to make something from the ocean without blues and greens. I know they are not your favorite color
MeghanMac rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #31 on May 7, 2018
Comment: Have fun! I have a penpal from my teen years that I would love to meet in person!
Response: This should be fun
Mimi7 rated for Q-------atc (USA only) on May 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Lauri Thanks so much for the lovely Quail ATC, I can tell you put a lot of effort into it, great job!! Loved the decorated envelope also and thanks for the sparklies!!
owl rated for M------Atc(USA) on May 6, 2018
Comment: How I love Hawaii. Thank you for the stamp of flip flop shoes. My team of shoes! Your ATC is awesome. Thank you
Response: Your welcome🌴🌴🌴🌴
Comment: Thanks for the goodies and the nice card.
Response: Your so welcome thanks for the ❤️
Candyn29 rated for P-------atc (USA only) on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: your welcome, thanks for the heart...

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BlueberryLady on Feb 13, 2018:

Belated Birthday Wishes ~ Hope your Day was Special !!!

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RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

jaimierandolph on Oct 10, 2017:

Profile Check for: Quick Letter! # 4 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy and join more of the ones to come! Happy swapping!

jaimierandolph on Sep 30, 2017:

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jaimierandolph on Sep 28, 2017:

Profile Check for: Sign up 9/28/17, Mail 9/29/17 Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy it! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

myancey on Jul 13, 2017:

I hope you have a great day!!!! I hope you find this site as addicting an fun as I have

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