Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2021 8:11 am


Date Joined: November 24, 2008
Last Online: October 17, 2021
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).

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

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!!)

Favorite Postcards

Favorite postcards:




Foreign countries



State facts


Unique roadside attractions



full moons


rock formations :

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



Comment: Wow❤️ Thank you so very much for the Disney cards, I loved all of them so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Also thank you very very much for the sparkly Las Vegas postcard❤️❤️❤️❤️ All went into my collection ❤️
Comment: Hope you and your sister get your costume on! Enjoy the fun with your grandkids, too! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Hi Laura, thank you for your nice letter. I don't have PC preference on my profile because I like to be surprised. And the ones you sent me are over the top wonderful!! I seriously love every one of them. And I like that you sent such a wide variety. Thank you so much!
Response: oh, I'm so glad you liked them!!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: A beautiful postcard, thank you :)
MisplacedfromPA rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup JUNE USA on Jun 20, 2021
Comment: I just LOVE all the post cards, Thank you very much. Happy Swapping. ( on Tuesday, our high temp will only be 62---and it summer, lol )
VitaLynne rated for Postcard De-Stash on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Good evening. Thank you so very much for the postcards which arrived in the mail today (June 14). I like them all!
babyblues65 rated for Junk Journal Stash Stuff Swap on Jun 13, 2021
Comment: Hi Laura! Thank you for the awesome kit of goodies! I will have so much fun using them! The tiny puzzle pieces are so fun!! I don't have anything like that! Happy Summer!
dottyspeckle rated for Postcard De-Stash on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: I love the postcards!!! Thank you so much! I really love the New Year one from 1999! And the one with all the eyes!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of note cards. I will look up your the info you sent me about the instant pot recipes, thanks for that info.
Comment: Thanks!!
kssunlover1947 rated for Disney pc swap #26 on May 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Donald Duck card. Love the old cartoons.
KarenFife rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for such a nice swap. Love the postcards, especially Kingman AZ and the sweet notecards! 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the cheerful ATC and the stamps! Can't believe the heat already! -k
myancey rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on May 22, 2021
Comment: Luv the llama pc! And I love Olaf and the Christmas stuff. Omg you made my day! Thanks so much. HPpy swapping always
addieixmarie rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on May 22, 2021
Comment: Laura, WOW! I wish I could give you more hearts for this swap! You truly went above and beyond for this swap! This brought so much happiness into my life and to my day, I just love and ADORE every single thing you sent me! It is all so perfect in every single way. I truly can't thank you enough for everything!! I will cherish every single things! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Sending hugs to you! Addie<3
momto8cats rated for YOU CAN HAVE THIS on May 21, 2021
Comment: It's nice to receive from someone else in Las Vegas! I love the cat postcard & the orchid postcard. I always accept bookmarks, even used ones. The beehive notecard is fascinating, how it has a boarder inside! I love it! Did you make the matchbook notpad? That is a most brilliant idea, and now I really want to buy a sewing machine! Thank you for everything!
squince rated for Disney pc swap #26 on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty pink ATC! and yes, we do hide our painted rocks to "make people happy" (as my 3 year old puts it!)
Bhindblueeyes rated for The Year That I was Born - USA on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! I quite enjoyed reading your facts, and the inclusions were much appreciated and above and beyond. The quote is particularly helpful currently. Thank you very kindly! A heart ++ :)
MauiMami rated for Aloha 🌈 PC Swap #4: April on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Mahalo Laura 🌈❤

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hibiscus on Feb 28, 2021:

I’m another who loves the long long trailer! I watch it every time it comes one! Reminds me of my mom and dads road trips ... she also collected rocks in our Car ! She put them in her garden when we got home! It’s like watching a “home movie”

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Emmyxxoo on Apr 5, 2020:

I LOVE THAT MOVIE...The long long trailer...I thought I was the only one that has ever seen it.....so cute and funny....Gotta love Lucille Ball

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 11, 2020:

Hi there! I would love to have you join my first swap ever as a swap coordinator! I am nervous hosting my first swap and could use the support of veteran swappers. It's called: 3-person PC Collaboration #1- Theme: Anything Goes

Thank you! Indira CherryBlossomLady

JuneRosebud on Jan 10, 2020:

W E L C O M E to WIYM ATCs of the Alphabet. I am looking forward to having you in the series=)

thisismeAXiD on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

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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