Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2024 8:15 pm


Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: July 13, 2024
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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6-7-24 taking a break for a while.

Mail service is wack, I won't worry or inquire about swaps until 6 weeks in.

If you receive anything postage due please let me know.

Short attention span summery:

  • I love colorful, gilded, grungy, funny, quirky, odd, and unique things especially when made by you. That being said I'm not picky or easily offended at all so feel free to share what you are passionate about or trying for the first time. I do prefer things that don't shed glitter and are flat.
  • I'm perfectly happy getting just your swap and really don't need extras.
  • very specific ongoing wish: Friday the 13th postmarked postcards/mail art of Jason. I've received my first 3 this year! Next one is September 2024.
  • currently working on: 5 in. across x 7.5 in. tall crow and 3.5 in. across x 4 in. tall animal junk/art journals and I'd love to add a page made by you, thanks!

Very long version:

  • I strive to make you laugh, bring you joy, feel great even if just for a moment, and also tend to think outside the box. If I get it wrong or am too weird please let me know so I can fix it.
  • I'm Laura and would describe myself as a 50 something, eclectic, artsy, tree hugging, messy, and occasionally wise old hag. I use old hag and crone in a positive way and embrace all that comes with getting older. I don't accept bad vibes or closed minds and believe that what you put out there comes back to you 10 fold.
  • Scottish terrier lover and pet rescue supporter. No pets of my own currently and love to receive pictures, doodles, or stories about yours.

-I'm a terrible pen pal but love to read your letters and lists. Always check out what you recommend even if I don't really respond the "right" way.


  • Address labels: clear, plain, tiny, or regular with designs, with my email, swapbot name, or address. Mail art, postcards(handmade ok), labels, postage(real or faux), vintage postalettes, unique stamped images, and washi samples (preferably patterns, tie dyed, or watercolors, not characters) super sticker slapped envelopes covered in all those unloved ones.
  • Anything handmade or decorated by you. Atc, pocket letter, inchies, flip books, stuffies, pins, really anything.
  • Lists, jokes, poems, haiku, limericks.
  • Healthy instapot and slow cooker recipes.
  • Vintage stationery 1960s - 80s. Current brand is my favorite.
  • Bright colors. Black and White.
  • recycled and partially used items are always welcomed. I wonder how other people feel about this. I find it annoying that a lot of sticker sheets are too big for an envelope so I cut them in half and send them that way unless it specifically says on your profile not to do that.

Anything with an animal or nature 💜:

  • Scottish Terriers.
  • Rescued pets and their stories.
  • Mega fauna - e.g. Woolly Mammoth, Saber tooth tigers, giant sloths.
  • Donkeys, goats, and pigs.
  • Fish and other sea life, horseshoe crabs.
  • Woodland creatures real or imagined.
  • Put a bird on it: Flamingos, barn swallows, woodpeckers, crows, turkeys, birds of prey. I believe birds are meant to be free and not in cages. I'm not opposed to people rescuing birds that cannot be released back into the wild though. Tell me about your backyard birds. I work with amazing people who are true bird watchers, great photographers, and learn something new everyday. Recently have piliated woodpeckers visiting the feeders!
  • Ferns, oak trees, poppies, hydrangeas, pines, cherry blossoms, native plants, moss, and mushrooms.
  • The only animal thing I don't like are real monkeys and chimpanzees when dressed in clothes, they creep me out. Go figure that the flying monkeys from oz are my favorite though??? Maybe because they're fake? It's the trained circus animals that creep me out. Just no.


  • Halloween year round. Love vintage costumes (Ben Cooper!) and photos. Classic Universal monsters and Horror movies. Witch Hazel and Gossimer. Hitchcock. Vincent Price. Cute is awesome but prefer scary, not necessarily gory unless it's Edward Gorey, grungy, or gothic style overall.
  • Silly or dark humor.
  • Throw 42, a towel, or a dolphin somewhere on my swap if you know the answer to life
  • Oddities and Imperfections.
  • Pop culture, esp 70s and 80s. Mod, Groovy, and totally awesome 80s esthetics.
  • Cults, I'm both fascinated and horrified that people get sucked into them.
  • Terrible translations- Happy outside sun trailer.

Artsy fartsy:

  • Abstract interpretation.
  • Local art
  • Outsider arts and crafts.
  • Bright bold colorful florals and graffiti style.
  • Art deco and nouveau.
  • Modern, surreal, and weird art, turn me on to an artist you love.
  • Illustration- vintage children's books, ads, propaganda, industrial workers
  • Vintage Hawaiiana
  • Mid century architecture and furniture.
  • Industrial, steampunk, time travel, space, and scientific themes
  • I'm not religious, but I still love the art, icons, and shrines.

write about:.

  • Triumphs and struggles.
  • Regional culture, artists, dialect, ghost stories, treats, and recipes.
  • Kindness you've received or given.
  • Family history and origin. Stories about eccentric relatives.
  • Favorite songs and concerts.
  • Favorite or hilarious childhood and teenage memories.
  • Adventures and travels. I'm one of those people that wants to see your photos and hear every detail, so go for it.
  • What you do for money and what you wish you could do.
  • an average day for you.

Fictional characters and tv shows.

  • OZ.
  • The Muppets.
  • Bojack Horseman.
  • Richard Scary
  • Raggedy Ann
  • ME-Henry💙💙💙
  • Tina Belcher.
  • Grover and Oscar.
  • Parks and Recreation Jean Ralphio because he's the wooorst!

  • The Office, both versions.

  • Spock and Picard.
  • Batman 60s series
  • 60s -70s cartoons.
  • unexpected anthropomorphic "things"
  • R.O.U.S.
  • Portlandia. I think I've worked with every character on this show over the years.
  • I love Matt Berry and What we do in the shadows brings me immeasurable joy.
  • Svengoolie I've been in love with Rich Koz since I was a kid.
  • Bozo the clown.

Food and travel.

  • illustrations of food, esp breads and pastry.
  • Austria, Chicago, Puerto Rico, Mexico, US national parks, and Canada.
  • Mountains, forests, and beaches.
  • Places I most want to visit: Montana, Alaska, England, Scotland, Japan.

NOT crazy about-

  • jewelry or makeup, I have severe and random allergies.
  • coconut. chai, and zinger tea
  • Stickers that are impossible to get the backing off of.
  • non communicators, silent, and non raters
  • shedding glitter, statements on how to live life, victorian vintage(except snarky and kitch)and girly girl stuff-the exception is Valentine's day, go nuts!
  • scented items.
  • 3D stickers, paper pieces, and extra bits. I'll never be able to use everything I have.
  • I won't join swaps that don't have very clear instructions and expectations because I take things literally and don't want to disappoint anyone.

Favorite Movies

These whimsical, visually stunning, and goofy ones

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Freaks
  • Metropolis
  • Hugo
  • Coraline
  • The Birds.
  • The Princess bride.
  • The Wizard of OZ.
  • Return to OZ.
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure
  • Anchorman
  • Coming to America
  • Repo Man.
  • Dazed and Confused.
  • Ghost World.
  • Zoolander.
  • Night of the living dead.

Wes Anderson films and aesthetic!!!!

You'll have my love forever if you send something (even abstractly) related to any of his movies.

Favorite Books

Always reading something and it varies greatly, could be science fiction, fantasy, or historical fiction. auto biography of Comedians, ted talks(don't know where to put these), self improvement even though I've never managed to actually improve myself for long, or old childrens science textbooks.
-The fifteen lives of Harry August by Claire North.
-The Borgias have been fascinating me lately, it's amazing that we have the details of these people's lives that lived so long ago. I get exhausted just thinking about their daily lives.

Favorite Music

Spotify is on most of the day. Frequently Go to: 80s college and dark wave, Wilco, The Who, Monsters of folk, Jack White, and love finding new music!
Too many concerts to count and we like to go see and support local bands whenever we can, as long as it's not too late, lol. I'd love to hear about concerts you've been to, songs you love, and why you love them.

Favorite Crafts

Anything handmade by you is greatly loved and appreciated, no matter your skill level.


I prefer smaller, flat, and without chunky embellishments please. Inappropriate and weird are fun send them to me!

I enjoy making paper crafts: collage papers, handmade stamps, atcs, and mail art. I'd say my crafting style goes to grungy, weird, and kind of messy no matter what I do. I'll try hard to make you something you'll like for a swap but trigger warning: I sometimes use commercial ephemera and stickers with boarders as focal points😱

I really love needle felting, but working with wool makes me sneeze like crazy:(

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Response: Thank you for being so patient and hopefully the first one will show up some day.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your favourite local places
Response: Thank you!
ccap rated for 🌈Color Lovers Mail ART on Jun 19, 2024
Comment: Thanks! LOVE the Anne Taintor postcard.
Response: Thank you!
jessica rated for LSS: Lyrix Books #1 on Jun 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your Weird Al lyrix!
Response: Thank you!
colleenbUSA rated for LSS: ABC's of Songs #2 on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pc.
Response: Thank you!
colleenbUSA rated for LSS: ABC's of Songs PC #1 on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pc! I love it! I love Ed Sheeran! The A-Team makes me teary-eyed every time! I had Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" on my list!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard :) Hope you're having a great day
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the Decos. It’s amazing you have a friend from here!!! Small world!
Response: Thank you!
Myself333 rated for LSS - Live Shows on May 6, 2024
Comment: Loved this, especially your answers, thanks so much! That's WILD about the accidental punk show, like how do nazis end up drawn to the genre of music specifically established around anti-establishment/fascist ideals?? I'm particularly envious you've gotten to see The Smiths, Dead Kennedys, and Sinead O'Connor! That's so cool how you met your husband, by the way. Thanks a bunch and sorry for a slightly late rating! Took me a few days to realize it was in my inbox, the a few more to finish the playlist (had a busy weekend).
Response: Thanks so much! This was a fun swap.
ankabake rated for LSS - Playlist Deco 3 on Apr 30, 2024
Comment: Really loved your representation of Burn, Flicker, Die. My first deco book to receive and inspire!
Response: Cool! Thank you and enjoy!
Comment: I am sorry it took so long to rate you. I did get this a fair bit ago. It is already out to other folks. It was a fabulous idea the themes you chose for each page.
Response: Thank you!
jamicam rated for MAIL ART - Animals on Apr 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the sweet envelope and extras! Happy swap!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for such a colorful and fun bat postcard!
Response: Thanks! 🦇🦇🦇
Sonya rated for CPG: Mystery Supply #1 - USA on Apr 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you. Laura
Response: Thank you
jeka396 rated for IFM: Touristy Postcard on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun LA postcard. Cute stickers on the back too!!
Response: Thanks!
Comment: LOL, cute joke and love the postcard! Thank you for a fun swap!
Response: Thank you!
Ikat78 rated for What Are You Reading? - March 2024 on Apr 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the South Bend pc. Your book sounds nice and relaxing!! I started A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. It’s big and I will take my time with it. It is good but I am only 30 pages in. I am also reading a witchy book that I enjoy. Thanks again!!
Response: Another person who reads more than one book at once! I usually go between two at once a comedian or musician autobiography (I'm reading Carrie Brownstein's now)and a fiction book. I'll check out A little life too, thanks!
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Sun/Moon on Apr 3, 2024
Comment: I LOVE your envelope - thank you!!!!! It is awesome and the astronaut stamps are so cool! Thanks too for the kiwi postcard and the time travel note, ha ha!! I am so happy you joined my swap! XOXO
Response: Thank you and I'm happy you love it, it was fun to make.
Comment: I quit my last book on about page 17 so I hear ya! Too many good books out there to suffer through bad ones. ! Glad the McCartney one was good! Love the creepy 1500's kids, that is a great postcard! Thank you! xoxo
Response: Thank you!
Ettoad rated for St. Patrick's Day Card - 2024 on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Love the card!! May you have a lucky year!! 🍀
Response: Thanks!

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Petaltea on Jun 13, 2024:

HI there! Did you reeive the Anton Pieck baker stamps yet? I sent them out awhile ago.

RooBaRoo on Jun 3, 2024:

Heyyyyy! I've not been in swaps for close to 5 years... but I get the email notifications. Saw your announcement in GASP! Hope you're doing great! Wish I could connect with rngstgstll !

Petaltea on May 20, 2024:

Just say the word and I will send you the Anton Pieck Baker stamps!

lindseyjae on Apr 18, 2024:

Hi Laura! Thanks so much for the birthday card and goodies. I especially love the bunny magnet! It's so cute!!! (WW April)

Ikat78 on Apr 3, 2024:

Thank you for the easter card and cute handmade stamp ephemera. WW Mar.

Zefaniya on Mar 17, 2024:

Thank you for the postcard for WW. There’s some cool youtube channels with birds! Were your Strawberry shortcake candles from Goose creek? I’ve heard their candles are super weak so I havent bought from them in awhile but whoever comes across yours at thrift store will think they scored! 🍓

Karen07 on Mar 17, 2024:

Thanks so much for the beautiful PC for WW - March! I read Lincoln in the Bardo and loved it! Totally original and yes, it is a bit weird. Lol.

lindseyjae on Mar 16, 2024:

Thank you for the fun Easter card and cute tuck-in you included!! I also LOVE the mail art you created - so fun to get this in my mailbox today! I hope you have a wonderful start to Spring. Thanks again! (WW March)

kiddomerriweather on Mar 16, 2024:

Thank you for the Easter card, beautiful artistamps, and super cool Homer gluebook page you sent for my March WW. I love the turtle and snail sticker on the envie where the snail is screaming "Wahoo!" Too funny! Thanks for the happy mail!

jessica on Mar 12, 2024:

Thank you so much for the Halloween paper from my WW list in March!

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