Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2019 6:24 pm


Date Joined: May 31, 2017
Last Online: May 20, 2019
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

Jan 2019: goal is a letter a week.

UPDATE Aloha, I will be on vacation from April 13 -20. Will get my mail on Monday the 22 from the post office, will rate then.

UPDATE: Plan to retire in 2020 JUNE. Hubby wants to live in Europe for a year. Hoping to make friend with pen pals and get some fun places to go and see from those folks. Perhaps have a beer or cup of tea. I will be doing a blog about our adventures and people we meet along the way. Stay tune.

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🍷 My BFF gave me a water color set and I have fallen in love with water coloring. My favorite thing to do is land scaling. When we go on vacation, I have a mini set I bring with me. Making cards for family and friends with their favorite places brings me joy.

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, Stationary sets, Note cards Turtles .O1 or .03 micron pen Ocean theme stamps Flowers/ tropical stamps

Anything pink and,gold for my craft/glam room

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

Not a big fan or small scraps of paper for journaling

I am,learning to water color above new paint brushes


Candles Soaps I do not journal and really don’t ever use those little pieces of paper.

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. Please drop a note to say hi with your swap. I really enjoy hearing from people the most. thanks


Candace rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #145 on May 20, 2019
Comment: Glad you had a nice mother's day!
Response: Thank you for the heart
SilverD rated for Real Photos - nature edition! on May 20, 2019
Comment: It's as though I were there myself, the way you describe each photo. I had a wonderful visit! LOL Deception Bay is quite beautiful and I can see how it would be so dangerous to ships.The door is gorgeous and so unique.Thank you for all the beautiful photos! Also I love the flower on the envie, so pretty.
Response: Thanks for heart. I am glad you enjoyed the swap. I love photos.
SillyTilly42 rated for Real Photos - nature edition! on May 15, 2019
Comment: Amazing!! I love the coffee on the beach pic!
Response: Thank you, I was asked if I was a photographer. I said no, just creative
riftvegan rated for Real Photos - nature edition! on May 12, 2019
Comment: (Ha! I hadn't realized you were sending to me for this swap!) Thank You... your photos are incredible. I especially love the one with the bird eating out of your hand! Interesting about the roosters and the Brazilian Cardinal. And the beautiful Otter card, and great envelope. Just a wonderful package, and I so very much appreciate it! ♥!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the photos. Thanks for the ❤️
EleniWalker rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #144 on May 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the Vintage PC of Chownings Tavern. My husband used to be a performer of magic there years ago. I will add it to my collection! And thank you for the pink butterfly!! I loved the note card! Happy Swapping! Xx
Response: Thank you for the ❤️. How funny the post card was a hit. One never knows. I guess it’s a keeper
Comment: Lauri, thank you for the great card, the beautiful stamps, and the lovely extras. I Love them all!!!! And thanks for adding your address. I might just write you back :) I like that run across some of the people from previous swaps, it makes this feel like a close community. I love Swap Bot !!!!
Response: Would love to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the swap! Thanks for the ❤️
pattiairel rated for Swaps~Summer Plans Notecard Swap on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for cute swap. My daughter wants to move south. Im not encouraging her. I lost her daughter March 4. dont want to loose the rest in moving.
Response: Sounds like your daughter wants new breathing grounds. Be supportive. Only a phone call away.. Hope you find a peaceful compromise ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: A trip across Europe sounds delightful! I hope you are able to do it and stop at all the fun spots you mentioned :)
Response: Like Rick Steves says, keep on traveling!...thanks for the heart
Comment: How exciting!! Enjoy your adventures!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Trip of a life time
Comment: I love your letter! You put so much effort in and I loved the pictures and extras. The style of letter you sent was so cool I am definitely going to steal the idea. Thank you!
Response: Thank you...it was fun putting it together. ❤️
paperlvr rated for Friendly Notecard Swap 2 on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Loved this swap! Thank you!!!
Response: So glad if met with your approval. Thanks for the heart
bjansen rated for MONTH OF APRIL (2019) ATC #11 on Apr 15, 2019
Catida rated for "A week in my life" letter swap on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: I got your letters (or journal actually) today. Thank you very much! And thanks for the unique stamps! I'm sorry to tell you I can't commit into more regular pen friends at the moment :( But I enjoyed reading about your week and looking at the pictures you had included, thank you once again! :)
Response: Glad you found it entertaining. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow !! Thanks for the awesome mail (and for checking out my IG account)— if it’s cool with you I will be writing back to you and sending along some watercolor inspiration xo
Response: By all means do!!! Thanks for the heart
vick302000 rated for ATC - Free Themed #20 (USA) on Apr 7, 2019
Comment: Everything is absolutely stunning including the envelope. It is a keeper for sure including the envelope. You are a very talented artist. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice note it brightened my day.
Response: Wow, thank you. You brighten my day. Thanks for the heart. I appreciate your kind words
CraftyCathy31 rated for Spring is GREEN on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: I loved your painting of the Colombian River Gorge. You Are talented!! It’s on display in my craft room ♥️
Response: Thank you thinking it is worthy of displaying...thanks for the heart ❤️
BLUR rated for Starry Night Themed ATC on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you thank you! Nice card and extras! My daughter is going to want to steal the moons and all the washi! Loved the note too!
Response: It was a fun swap, Love distress inks and sprays. Hope she enjoys them!
paperlvr rated for Brighten My Week Notecard March #5 on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful sea-themed swap! It was so thoughtful of you to make & send earrings! They were adorable! And I loved the vintage stamps too! Your ocean-inspired art on the envie and throughout the whole swap was amazing!
Response: Well thank you for the great review. I had hope they met with your approval

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paperlvr on Apr 9, 2019:

Many thanks for your adorable note back for our original Brighten My Week March #5 Swap! I think you wrote to me on vintage stationery I sent to you! 😜 Your distressed oxide note card was beautiful! Thank you for sending me your very first one! Thanks also for the extra goodies! I hope to swap with you again soon!

christy102194 on Mar 25, 2019:

Thanks for the congrats! Cannot believe it's been 6 years!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

supersquirrel on Feb 13, 2019:

Hi Lauri - I've been snowbound with no mail service since Saturday. It was such a nice surprise to get your letter today (and in a yellow envelope)! What a great sounding store. It definitely is on my bucket list. Thanks for the cool sample you made. I picked up a few spray inks at a garage sale but it didn't turn out as nice as yours :) Thanks for brightening my day!

supersquirrel on Feb 2, 2019:

Early spring??

BabyBee78 on Oct 18, 2018:
RiverTopanga on Sep 15, 2018:

Hello! Hope you are doing well. Good to see you again :-)

kclicquot on Jul 24, 2018:

Thank you so much for Angeling the 4th of July earrings!!! They are so beautiful!

Aladyjackson on Jul 10, 2018:

Thank you for the letter! I love the envelope, and I will send you a letter back soon. Hugs!

HannahsMommy07 on Jul 3, 2018:

THANK YOU for UNDERSTANDING MY SITUATION. Much lucky swapping always!!!!!

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