Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2019 6:08 am


Date Joined: November 24, 2008
Last Online: May 22, 2019
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States

About Me

Hi..I live in Las Vegas..great city if you stay off the strip!! LOL! I've been married for 40 yrs in Dec/2018. I have 2 children and 6 grandchildren, ranging in age from almost 3 to 22 yrs old. I love my family, scrapbooking, reading, gardening, the internet, cooking and my job...in that order. I am a Business Services Administrator for a landscape supply company...(fancy name my boss calls me to say I am in charge of everything).

Favorite Music

I love all types of music, mostly rock from 60's to present day, alot of country lately..love Little Big Town and Band Perry, classical and Christmas..any version of Carol of the Bells is awesome! My son burned me a cd with over 20 different versions on it. I've seen Trans-Siberian Orchestra 3 times now and they are beyond awesome!! Had to travel to Phoenix last year as they didn't bring their show to Las Vegas...SO worth it!!

Favorite Books

I love to read! I read cookbooks for fun, scrapbook magazines. Don't really have a favorite author..but I enjoy romance, mystery and comedy books. I even still read childrens books...think Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children when the mood hits me! I have a Kindle but still prefer a real paper book over the digital and I really can't get into books on CD having someone read to me!!

Favorite Movies

I like happy movies...Very favorite is Wizard of Oz, The Long, Long Trailer w/Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz...(a relatively unknown but VERY cute movie if you Love Lucy!!) I can watch Disney classic cartoons over and over even though the kids have outgrown them now....thank goodness for the Grandkids...the family can quit groaning when they have to see me watching Cinderella for the 50th time.

Favorite Television

Got rid of cable due to ridiculously high cost and just have Netflix now. Don't really have a favorite anything anymore...just watch whatever strikes my fancy when I'm in a television mood!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy scrapbooking, altered art, ATC, trying new recipes (thanx to Pinterest!),,,Speaking of Pinterest..can that be considered a craft??..I have some awesome boards that I love to look at when I need a happy boost!! I could..and sometimes do spend hours pinning!! I love playing with the Prima Doll stamps and have recently discovered Pocket Letters...what a simple, fun concept...can't believe no one came up with that sooner!!! I made an altered puzzle for a swap here and that was a blast..want to do another one for myself soon!!


pigs..they are just too cute!!.. and scrapbooking supplies..of all kinds! My husband swears I could open my own store at this point...he's probably right!! I also have found a new interest in dress forms since he came across two metal sculptured ones that are awesome!!


Things I like to receive:

paper scraps (especially mulberry paper...love to tear this for ATC's)


sparkly things

peacock related items

mystical things

vintage valentine, christmas, halloween, easter, victorian ephemera

ribbons of all kinds

recipes that you enjoy

any kind of fairy items

unicorn/pegasus items


Prima flowers (especially altered by you!)

roses..or any kind of flower items

purple is my favorite color

celestial items

vintage hankies or doilies


buffaloes ( I know this is weird, but they're pretty awesome!!)

random playing cards

handmade tags/embellishments for scrapbooking

Punch Studio Note Cards (just recently discovered these & OMG..they are beautiful!!)

Postcards..written on and naked

Pens...especially purple ones

cigar boxes

clear stamps and ink pads

bits and pieces of unwanted jewelry (someday I want enough to make one of those really cool Christmas Trees out of all of it!!)


I started this category and then realized I don't really have dislikes except for pine and eucalyptus scented stuff!! Everything else you can find a use for!!

Thrift Stores

Now that I've joined Thriftstore Find group..which looks like it will be alot of fun...I decided to create a category here! I LOVE thrift stores..you never know what you will find in them! Here is a list of what I look for when I'm in them:

*Raggedy Ann & Andy hardback books from the 60's or older

*Little Golden Books (older ones with the gold or silver spine)

*Nancy Drew Books from the 80's or older

*Boxcar children books

*Dr Suess Books

*Cigar Boxes

*Vintage Jewelry

*Vintage Handkerchiefs

*Unique Tin or cardboard containers

*Crafting supplies

*Christmas Decorations

*Garden Decor



MissBrenda rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 USA on May 18, 2019
Comment: Love the PC! Thanks for sending! Yes, spring has arrived. Love the nice weather. Rain is in the forecast for today. Yuck, but better than snow! Happy swapping to you....
Kathy821 rated for Just Because PC Swap #29 on May 13, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful card and for you to send it to me is a blessing! Thank you. It's been a particularly hard day so your words were perfectly timed! I have this precious angel where I can see it!
Response: I'm so glad this card was uplifting to you Kathy!! I hope she brings you joy for a long time!!
rogo09 rated for Just Because PC Swap #29 on May 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Laura. I'm trying to make a difference. It takes time. Thank you for matching my profile. Happy swapping.
bunny3ars rated for Flower Themed Ephemera Swap on May 11, 2019
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for all the wonderful items! I love everything, you chose well!
Amyncognito rated for Just Because PC Swap #29 on May 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous flower card! My herbal tea garden did not fare so well over the winter! We had some cold (for CA) days!
Comment: Perfect space card for me. and a little cat sticker to complete it!! Thank you. I loved it!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the orange envie of goodies!!!
Comment: great cards! love the waterfall one!
lisaglass rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap #2 on May 6, 2019
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 91!!! on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
flmom rated for AAA: Beginning Backgrounds Challenge on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Great notecards! I enjoyed your letter too! Thank you for making my day and thanks for the notecards too!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and checking out my Facebook page! I'll have to check out your page as well.
Kitty2cats rated for Altered Puzzle Piece USA on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Hi Laura, Thanks for the altered puzzle piece, cute idea to use a chain to connect them. Thanks also for the paper samples and napkins for decoupage. I love the butterfly one and the one with flowers. Looking forward to using those. Happy Spring!
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 91!!! on Apr 7, 2019
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 91!!! on Apr 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you
zombiina rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 91!!! on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this great PC. I haven't started OA yet. I will this week. Thanks for the recommendation.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Las Vegas.
Cobweb rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 91!!! on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: GREAT card! A classic in B Movie history. Thanks for being so thoughtful.
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 91!!! on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks!

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vontakk on Dec 4, 2018:

I have you as a partner for one of my swaps again and if I didn't say it before, I am so in love with Lucille Ball that I Love Lucy was my entire bedroom theme as a teenager and I also JUST ordered The Long, Long Trailer DVD for my Mom for Christmas!!

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