Comment: Thank you so much for the card stock, and I loved, Loved, LOVED the chatty letter! I'm planning on putting it in the RV in the "Places We Should See" file, in case we ever make it to your state. :o)
Comment: Hello and thank you for all of the flower/nature related goodies and the lovely letter. I enjoyed reading about your trip :) Yes, flowers are blooming and trees are so green. Everything is just beautiful. We have such a lovely weather in Poland - it's like in the middle of the summer. Have a nice June!
Response: I am so glad you liked it all! I hooe to be able to visit Poland one day!
Comment: Oooh aahhh, l love the flip book. I realized I have a couple sheets of that paper somewhere...but can't find it anywhere. Wouldn't that have been funny if we both sent each other the same papers haha. Anyway very fun swap. Thanks for not cancelling. Hope we swap again soon.
Response: I am so hapoy you liked it! I loved what you sent me as well, and look forward to swapping more with you soon!
Comment: What a nice surprise to get a full letter and hear about your recent adventures, complete with photos! :) I enjoy the May flowers theme, too, and am very much looking forward to using the pretty little kit you put together. My favorite part is where you share your own project that you made with the same flowers. Thanks again for a delightful swap!
Response: You are so welcome! I am so happy you enjoyed the things I shared!
Comment: You wont believe it but I was somewhere recently and I saw a actual box of m00n pies and said to myself "I want that box so bad just so I can cut that groovy m00n logo out" sign. But what would I do with all the pies? Prolly give them to my goat. But I wanted that box! And here comes Karma riding in on her m00n pie horse. lololol. Oh Barbara, I just love that logo!!! The back of the card is so pretty too. And you used that beautiful vintage flower stamp and the balloon too! Oh thank you! Hay, did you say you were going to the drive-in? Do you live in Mayberry? lololol
Response: Yep. I pretty much do live in Mayberry, lol!!!!!
Comment: Gasp! Omgosh, its so preeeeeeeeeeetty!!!!! That embossing is eye catching! Imagine the sun hitting all the metallics when I pulled it from the box. That was the gasp. LOL Remember I asked you about that pretty silver paint you used sometime back and you told me the name but I forgot. Who was that again? I still gotta get that. And whats this pretty metallic raspberry spray you used on this postcard? Sooooo preeeeeetty too.
Response: Omgosh girl! You’ll have to send me a pic of the silver cause I don’t remember it. The pc I just sent was done with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals
Comment: Great collection of items. I thought it was kinda neat that you sent me items from tuprli for Elvis and I sent out Elvis stuff from Memphis....lol...thanks so much!
Response: You are so welcome, lol! We lived just south of Collierville in MS for a few years and so I know your area very well. We did loads of shopping and I had friends there, and we still come up to go to Ikea and the International Farmers Market often!
Comment: Hi Barbara! I hardly know where to begin. This is the most well thought out package I've received. I love getting to know you and the thought you put into each item in the envelope. Thank you! Extra heart <3
Response: Your kind words mean so much to me! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing happy mail! I love everything. The envelope with colored cat, cute washi with cloud and rainbows (so much on time, the weather in Poland is just like that recently - sun, showers and rainbows) and many beautiful stamps; the lovely letter from you - your son and his girlfriend are so adorable (I love her dress!); washi samples are just great, I especially like that one with donuts; swap cards with cat will be very useful for my future swaps; these cute, funny stickers with skunk are so amazing, I will color them and use on envelopes in my future swaps as well; snail mail note card is great too. You really made my day! Thank you once again. I am sending many greetings from Poland!
Response: You are quite welcome. I am so pleased that you enjoyed everything so much! I am already working on goodies for the May happy mail swap!
Comment: What a lovely Family you have! Thank you for sending many fun things. I really like that you added a note of reflection of your April. Fantastic Prom photo (and Easter bunnikins). You are very rich in Life. May the future continue bringing you much Health and Happiness!! Thanks again, Diane
Comment: Wow Barbara I am so glad I got this PC from you! It took forever to get to me~Love our naval ships~That must have been quite an experience as a young girl spending 2 nights on one~Thanks so much!
Response: Wow, it did take forever to get there, but I am very glad it did! And yes, itw as an experience I cherish, as we were very fortunate to be invited to do so. It was really a great honor, amd very eye opening into what teeny tiny wuarters these guys live in within the huge ships!
Comment: Pretty cat card! I volunteer at the local shelter and it looks like one of the new cats named Squiggles. I spent most of my time there yesterday with a huge black cat named Jack Jack sitting on me. Thanks for the swap!
Response: Awwww, we have a huge black cat named Stonewall. He weighs over 20 pound
Comment: Thank you for this X is for Xi'an Bell Tower postcard, Barbara! I find it rather odd - but fascinating and humorous! - that in the background are the Golden Arches of a McDonald's. :-) I'm sorry that you weren't able to visit Xi'an in person on your trip. Maybe next time? :-) Thank you for sharing! :-) <3
Response: There are McDonald's everywhere in China! When we took our kids, I had one son who would pretty much on,y eat there. I couldn't believe we took him half way around the world to eat at McDonald's every day! Lol!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely white tiger postcard. I've always admired their beauty! The facts you included were new to me as well! I've never been lucky enough to see one in person, that'd be a sight! Happy swapping!
Response: I am so happy you liked it! I was really fascinated by the facts I shared, and yes, I definitely hope to see one in my lifetime, but think I will also be a bit sad knowing what it took to breed it in captivity
Comment: I just love your “gentle giraffe” atc. I like how you embossed the stamp image on blue background which makes the image really stand out. The white trim is just perfect around the edges. I love the sleeve you put your atc in with the cat on the back, really nice. Thank you Barbara for the wonderful extras, and I really appreciate you sending me the same image on the pretty pastel background. I’m so happy to have this in my collection and I can’t wait to use the goodies. Oh I need to tell you I love the card with the matching envelope exactly my style. Thanks again Barbara for such an amazing swap! 💝💕🦒💝💕🦒
Response: Awwww, thank YOU for the kind words! I am so happy you liked it all!
Comment: Wow you have a busy month! Thank you so much for all the wonderful items. The little bunny corner bookmark is adorable and the St Patrick’s Day tag is so cute! Your ATC card is just beautiful. Thank you for everything and I too hope you have a Happy and Blessed March.
Response: Oh, thank you so much! This was the most fun I habe had putting together happy mail, because I spent it with my kids. I am so happy you like everything!
Comment: I love everything about your happy mail for March, so many cute items and a fun colorful envelope. I really enjoyed the things your kids helped with, especially the Bunny corner bookmark...so cute. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you so much! They really loved helping to create things for my happy mail!
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the awesome postcard! I ditto all your things too except I think I am too old to adopt any children but I would love too! I said if I could I would guarantee that the move my husband is about to do (switch jobs) is the right move for him and us. That he will be happy and we will be okay financially. He has been at his job since he was 17!!! Fingers crossed! Our weather is off the wall ~ 20' one day and then 50'!!! Have a great day!! XO
Comment: Thank you so much Barbara ðŸ’™â„! I loved your winter themed mail. I've already started to use the stickers on outgoing mail ðŸ˜Š. It's always nice to hear from you. Until we "meet" again, take care â¤ðŸ˜˜. Oh, and thanks for using such beautiful stamps!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful articles. I have not seen this magazine before and was curious to see what it has to offer. I love the Dear Diary stories. I am going to get a sticker with a rottweiler on it tomorrow too!
Response: Lol! I adore the magazine, and all the great stories about her family, and the beautiful places and artists she interviews!
Comment: I actually live about 35 north of the Maryland border, it's boundaries and shape are probably one of the most interesting in the US, actually. Love the cool stamps, too Great to hear from you!
Comment: Thank you for the JeToy postcard - didn't even think about that one for the letter J! Hope your pipes got fixed fast. Despite temps WAY below freezing here, my pipes have stayed intact so far..........
Response: We got the repair done the next day thankfully. But we have since had another freeze though we were able to thaw it before it burst, and then today my dad had one that froze. We just arenâ€™t built this far south for freezing temps two weeks straight!
Comment: Hello Barbara -- thanks for the lovely packet of winter-themed goodies. Perfect timing since I woke up to several inches of snow. I saw that earlier this month is was even snowing way down south where you are! Stay warm! Best wishes for 2018, al
Response: Indeed! Yesterday we had snow and sleet most of the day and they are calling for more on Wednesday. Very rare for us here in the Deep South!
Comment: Hello dear Barbara, thank you so much for such a lovely swap! I loved reading about your snacktime with Tar baby...what a beautiful story! Hooray for our furry friends. Thank you so so much for the extras, the cat washi is very special. With love, Catherine.
Response: I am so hapoy you enjoyed it all. He was a very special kitty!
Comment: Thank you Barbara for you lovely little package! I love the stickers and other goodies, but enjoyed your letter most of all. It sure sounds like you have a busy month of celebrations. That just means you are truly blessed. :)
Response: Awww, thank you! And, yes, we are indeed! In addition to all our family celebrations, yesterday we went out of town with friends to celebrate their daughters birthday. It was a lovely day of shopping, food, and fun!
Comment: What a beautiful card and such a pretty ornament inside. I also want to thank you for using different postage stamps ðŸ˜€. I love your stickers, the little diamond present shaped ones, they are beautiful. Thank you very much and the best to you and your family in 2018. ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’šðŸ’™ðŸ’œ
Response: Iâ€™m so happy you enjoyed it all! Hope you have a truly wonderful 2018
Comment: Barbara, again thank you so much for the great postcards. The lighthouse one was new to me, so that made my day. Wow, what a wonderful trip that must have been to go to the Forbidden City. I, too, would want my picture take by the lion. Hope you had and wonderful Christmas and the New Year will be the best ever. Shirley
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the postcards. I wish you a very happy new year!
Comment: Ha! I definitely got a laugh out of this postcard too. 20Â° is really chilly! Here, it's been staying around 40Â° but it did get down to 32Â° so it could snow in time for Christmas. Happy holidays to you and your family!
Response: It is currently 26 degrees here and is supposed to hit 21 before dawn...brr! I wish you a very happy new year!
Comment: So many amazing and thoughtful gifts. I absolutely love everything. You know me well! Thank you so very much for the fun video chat. I loved visiting with you and seeing your beautiful children. I wish you a happy new year. Thank you for your friendship.
Response: Oh my goodness, what a treat it was to put a face to the name! It was so lovely to video chat with you amd the gifts you chose for me and especially the handmade one, were all so perfect! I cant wait for our next swap!
Comment: Dear Barbara, your envelope is very special :) , a beautiful colour in my mailbox, you managed to make me smile when I noticed your gifts which I love. Thank you for your time and may you have wonderful moments with your family now on festive time
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed what I sent! I hooe you have had a wonderful holiday season!
Comment: Hi Barbara! Lots of ooooohs and aaaaahs over here! You wrapped everything so beautifully! I cannot wait to open all the treasures on Christmas day. This was so much fun! Hope to do it again next year!
Response: I would love to. I hooe you enjoy all your little gifts!
Comment: Thank you so much! How adorable is that postcard! Always delights my heart! I wish I could of got some out this year. But noooooooooo. lol Frunny stickers. They remind me of a really bad pair of Christmas leggins at Walmart. lol Me likes that pretty, glittery tape. Lemme guess.....lol
Comment: Thank you so much for another beautiful swap! Where do you get those lovely stamps?! Merry Christmas!
Response: Im so happy that you liked the swap! I get most of my stamps from an ETSY store, but several swappers have also shared vintage stamps with me though wish lists and as swap extras. Occasionally I will fimd a good deal on Ebay too!
Comment: Thank you for the marvelous happy mail - it really made me smile. What a stunning collection of bits and pieces - I even found slide film and cigarette cards. Lucky me! And now have a wonderful festive season.
Response: You are so welcome! I tried to pull so,e interesting and fun bits for you!
Comment: Dear Barbara!
Thank you so much for your wonderful card and interesting Christmas trivia!
I didn't see most of American Christmas movies, but I really like your Christmas songs, so I got 5 :)
Wish you a great Christmas season :)
Response: Im happy you enjoyed the games, and i wish you a very merry Christmas!
Comment: Grayson loved BOTH the cards from the kids. He thought the jokes were hilarious!! Thank you so much for putting a smile on his face. He was thrilled to receive the $ too. He's going to see Ferdinand the Bull today so he's really happy. Merry Christmas!! P.S. The vintage stamps were really cool too...I'm saving them :)
Response: Iâ€™m so glad he enjoyed his cards, and hope he has fun at the movies!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and everything inside of it. I specially enjoyed reading the letter and all that you have been doing, it sounds like a wonderful time. I know people who have to chill itâ€™s in there actually a wonderful pet they say, I wouldnâ€™t mind a pair myself.
Have a very Merry Christmas and the best to you and your family in the new year.
Response: Well, it turns out we wound up not getting chinchillas but instead got guinea pigs. So far I am loving them!
Comment: Thank you. I so appreciate the vintage postage and the washi is absolutely darling! I will most certainly use your tags and we will play the Song Quiz on our holiday roadtrip. Enjoy your fresh-cut Christmas tree and everything that happens all around it!!
Response: You are very welcome, i wish you a very merry Christmas!
Comment: Holiday greetings from Illinois,
Thank you for the neat card and hand made tags. You never have enough tags at Christmas:-) I loved ALL the postage stamps on the envie too.
Merry Christmas & Happy Swapping too!ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ²ðŸŒ²
Comment: Love, love, love the Grinch pc! He has always been one of my favorite holiday characters! Hope your dad is doing well and you are enjoying the mini blast of winter weather today! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you so much! A very merry Christmas to you!
Comment: What a lovely card. I love the Santa Express. I loved the envelope too, just thinking about the time you took to colour the envelopes makes me feel extra special :D
Thank you for organizing this swap and best wishes for the upcoming holiday season :D
Response: Oh, thank you for the kind words! I am so happy you liked the swap!
Comment: Your ATC made me laugh, Barbara. I am having a very difficult week (year, actually) and I had to drag myself to the mailbox. I open up your card and see this woman all dressed up and smiling with the fortune "You will have a party." Well, that made me smile because it can't be further from the truth. Then I turn the card over and there's grumpy cat! Now that's more like it. :) Thank you for the ATC, the pretty notecard, and your note.
Response: I'm so sorry your having a difficult time, but glad I could bring a smile to your face
Comment: Thank you for the glitter card. I got most of the answers correct, though I couldn't remember what sort of bb gun Ralphie wanted (I don't like that movie, so I never watch it). Also, the vintage Christmas stamps are fantastic!
Response: I'm so happy you liked them! You know it's funny, but I have never seen the movie from start to finish. I've always caught it in pieces and parts, lol!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and extras. And thank you for hosting this swap. I love cards and it seems that most of the family doesn't send them any more.
Response: You are so welcome! I get around 150-200 cards a year, and hang up every one. Only about 6 are from family and close friends, all the rest are from swap-bot and my other online mail friends. I agree, too few people send out cards these days, and it's such a lovely thing to receive!
Comment: Oh Barabara, I love the snowman Noel card, one of my favorites so far! And these tags, did you make them with your Minc? So pretty! Thank you for sharing your family traditions, loved learning about you and your family. Awesome fun aren't they? What a wonderful time! <3 We are almost ready for Christmas and I decorated before Thanksgiving this year because our middle Sister came to visit. I'm waay ahead of schedule this year, yay!! lol
Response: I did make them with my minc! Iâ€™m so happy you enjoyed everything!
Comment: Thank you, Barbara. I've put in a lot of hours excavating pre-historic Calusa mounds here in Florida as a volunteer with the Univ. of Fla's archaeology research teams, so I found your card intriguing.
Response: Oh, I'm so happy I chose that particular one then!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing glittery Santa card. I adore it. It is really beautiful. :) Thanks also for the very nice ornament and a beautifully decorated envelope. I wish you all the best and have a happy holidays.
Comment: Thanks for the cute Christmas rabbits card. Last year I was in Mississippi for the first time--because of the floods train passengers on their way to New Orleans were put on a bus and got to see Jackson, Yazoo City, etc. Only 4 states now left to visit. Happy holidays
Comment: Such Merry UnBirthday GOODNESS! Thank you so much for these lovely festive goodies!! These are the kinds of swaps I love to send and receive! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I cannot wait to use these AWESOME GOODIES!!!!!!
10.000 HEARTS!! xx
Comment: Very festive envelope! And I love those little snow kid stamps :) Looking forward to December when we get to open these up!
Edit Dec 8: cute stickers! I'm super excited about the stamps!! How fun! ðŸ˜„
Response: Me too! All the envies have been so fun!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter you sent me!! I loved reading it and it made me feel like I know you a lot better now ðŸ˜ŠðŸ‘â¤. Thank you for taking the time to write it and for sharing â¤
Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the echidna card. You mention it looks like a cross between a hedgehog and an anteater... Well, the Dutch name = "mierenegel" > mieren = ants and egel = hedgehog! So you have a great eye :)
Response: How very cool! I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for the great info!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card. I LOVE when people have a lot to write on a card, but sometimes I fail at that. :) I love Oz books and L. Frank Baum's other writings. Most of it I discovered as an adult. I didn't know that there are 40 books, and that L. Frank Baum wrote SO MUCH. It's been fun to discover and I really love the style of his writing, even if it is rather heavy on puns. That Patchwork Girl of Oz is my absolute favorite Oz series book, and The Sea Fairies is my favorite L. Frank Baum book overall. Being open about being gay on my profile might actually be a response to being on the site. When I joined, I kept running into things in people's preferences like them not wanting "politicized" rainbows. Which seemed thinly-veiled. I grew up in a very conservative church of Christ. I wouldn't trade that for anything, but it did cause me to struggle to love myself for a long time. When I realized 2 things, I was able to be completely open about it. 1. My relationship with Christ is mine. I don't have to justify who I am or how I believe to people who spend so much time judging me. 2. I don't have to be less than just because I am gay. One thing a lot of people miss is how prevalent relationship talk is. It doesn't occur to most people to not mention who they are married to or dating or whatnot because of what people might think about it. While I am incurable single, I don't want any restrictions on being me. I want to be able to find me a husband and celebrate that the same way anyone else would.
Sorry, I didn't mean to have so much to say! I really appreciate your card. You probably didn't need all this explanation. :) THANK YOU for using that Scissortail stamp. I've been waiting for someone to use one for me.
Response: Thank you so much for your response. I am so happy that you liked the PC and the stamp, and I love learning more about you. I believe God created each of us to be who we are and you are absolutely correct...to be less is just that, less. I think it's funny that the great majority of people who criticize gay people call themselves Christians and want to quote the Bible. To that I also like to quote "judge not, lest he be judged" and that we are to "love one another as God loves us." It is not for us TO judge, that is Gods job alone, and so I truly believe we should live led by our hearts and our faith, and that in the end God will sort us all out, lol! Well, now I've written my book in response. I'll sincerely look forward to exchanging postcards again soon! Oh, btw...I also LOVE The Patchwork Girl of Oz! I must admit I've never read The Sea Fairies, and so ill be heading straight away to check that out!
Comment: Barbara, I was tickled to get the postcards you sent and loved your letter! I haven't seen the ruby-throat hummingbird around our feeders but I keep hoping. We get what might be the females, who are not as colorful, but still fun to watch. The temple garden pc is also appreciated, as we grow bonsai trees and the serenity of the garden appeals to me. I think the dragonflies pc is my favorite; I see them occasionally in my back yard and think of them as good luck. You chose perfectly for me and I thank you! If you DO happen to run across a capybara post card, please keep me in mind! LOL!
Response: I most definitely will! I'm so happy you liked them. I chose the garden one specifically because your profile mentioned your bonsai trees.
Comment: Thank you- I really enjoyed reading your letter and thanks for the washi too :) We have 2 kids with the same names!
Thank you for explaining S'mores - I have never quite understood what they were until this Summer when I went to Canada and we had them -I ADORE them!!!
Response: Well it sounds like we have great taste in choosing names, lol! I'm so happy you enjoyed everything!
Comment: So sorry for the delay in reporting. I was straightening up recently and found a bag of mail including your swap.
I was only in Texas once about 25 years ago and I would love to go back there one day now that my cousin moved down there.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Alice PC. I have also loved her since I was a child. My favorite characters were Alice, of course, the white rabbit and the Cheshire cat. Oh, and I can't forget the Mad Hatter! But really, I can't think of a single one that I didn't like! Thanks again!
Comment: So lovely to read about your family and your autumn activities. You describe it all so lively, I can see the kids running around in the colored leaves. Love the washi and cute stickers, and the very special USA-The Netherlands stamp! thanks ðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’›â¤ðŸ’šðŸ’•
Response: Iâ€™m so happy you liked it all, thank you!
Comment: No you have not sent me this card...I love it! Sounds like a lot of fun under your roof! Mine with the 12 cats and 3 dogs can get pretty pull-your-hair-out chaotic. Lmao But Iâ€™d be bored if it wasnâ€™t!
Response: Iâ€™m so glad! I almost chose a different one, lol. I know all about chaotic but l wouldnâ€™t have it any other way!
Comment: What a beautiful fall postcard! We had a very dry summer and early fall, so there is no color on the leaves this year. Very disappointing! So this card brightened my day and I have it on my bulletin board and when I look at it, it brings a smile to my face! Thank you!
Response: Oh, same here. There's one tree that is just as you drive into town that is absolutely incredibly gorgeous every year. People stop and line up down the road to get pictures, and you'll frequently see families in front of it getting pictures made. This year is is just so blah, it's depressing. I loved this swap as it gave me a glimpse of the beauty of the season we aren't getting here!
Comment: AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I got it today!!!! I hope I catch you before you resend !!
What an absolutely AMAZING envie lady! I have never seen one put together like that, and it was so dang cool!! I love the washi, I love the layers of envelope pockets, I love the stamped images, I love, love LOVE it all!!!! You RAWK! I'm going to hurry and post a rating with these very words, I'm just hoping I caught you before you resend.
Thank you thank you thank you!!
Response: Iâ€™m so happy it arrived! And really glad you liked it!
Comment: Hi Barbara, thank you for the great PC, I love the assorted postage stamps, esp. the Halloween Jack o Lantern! so cool :) This year the twins are wearing store bought costumes, little red riding hood / vampire and some ghoulish character. This is the first year for a horse drawn carriage ghost tour, based on true stories. Did you know Victoria is the most haunted city in Canada? I have never seen a ghost nor would I want to. Happy Halloween.
Response: I did not know that! Sounds like you guys are going to have a fun Halloween!
Comment: Wow! haha :) I've only glanced through a few pages so far, but there is so much work and detail in this journal. It will be fun to fully explore over the next few days! And my cats think you are BRILLIANT for all the ribbons and danglies. :) It looks like you put a lot of time and effort into this journal. Thanks so much for sharing with me. :)
Response: Phew! Iâ€™m so glad you like it! I was so stressed at the end worrying it may not be your style. And lol about your kitties! I had to bat one of mine off the fringe one night, lol!!!
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. Very interesting about Elvis. I was sunning on the back porch listening to the radio and heard that Elvis had died. I ran in to tell my Mom because she and my aunt had tickets to his upcoming concert!
Response: Oh wow! What a memory, and how awful for them. I bet those tickets would be worth a fortune now a days!
Comment: Great collage PC with the girl in costume and all the dreamscape and gold moonlight illumination of the vintage Halloween elements. Definitely a special one from your collection- THank You for a night brightner, lol Thanks for the vintage stamps x 4 and the theme stickers on flipside Mary
Response: You're quite welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Alice post card! I have always liked Alice in Wonderland but became obsessed when the new live action movies came out. I loved everything about the stories, even the second movie was quite good! My favorite people in the stories are the white queen and mad hatter :0)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful vintage card. Yes, my rown is the one with the mermaids. I actually live across the street from the park. I went to college in Tampa at USF so Tampa is always a special place for me. <3 Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks for the great swap. Just this week, I watched a tutorial on how to make an envelope flipbook, so it was cool that yours showed up in my mailbox as a very cool example. Love the marbleized paper you used. Again, thanks. Take care. - Rhonda
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for all of these awesome items. I love everything that you sent.â¤ Your envelope was pretty cute too. I tried to pull your sticker off the front. Hahaha. I appreciate you resending.
Response: No worries, I'm so sorry the first one got lost, and happy you enjoyed the resend!
Comment: Barbara ... Eerie Ghoul LOL, this is (on of the) the most amazing mail I've received lately! I am so happy with it; keep looking at it, showing it to people and flipping it open over en over again! I LOVE Halloween ... Such a pity they don't celebrate it over here :-( But this really makes it good (at least a bit ;-) So many THANKS!!! I send you a lot of hearts (or should they be skulls in this occasion?) <3 - Ellen
Response: Oh, my goodness, what an amazing compliment! Thank you so much, you humble me! I'm so happy you enjoyed the mail so much!
Comment: Such a fun envelope to open, Barbara! All the pretty papers, fabric piece, ephemera and washi. Eveything will be used and can't wait to play! I found 3 more business cards to send when I have you as partner again. :)
Response: Yay! I'm happy you liked all the bits and bobs! And thank you, I'll anxiously await the new biz cards!
Comment: I like how you put the cloud sticker & temp on the post card. I've never seen anyone do that. Its a cute idea :) The card was super cute too! I hope you have a spooky fun Halloween! Thanks for sending!
Comment: Coordinating Fall colors front image of rust and brown and white kitten by pumpkin & the embellishments on back of cats and pumpkins even Fall colors postage stamp. Enjoyed your note with news and plans. Always great to swap with you !
Response: Iâ€™m so glad you liked it! I tried my best to do fall colored stamps and am happy you noticed!
Comment: Please forgive the late rating. I'm still recovering from the aftermath of hurricane Irma & am completely discombobulated! Thank you so much for the wonderful envie full of cool goodies. What a thoughtful & fun selection of good collage & mail art fodder.Nice nautical stamps on your mermaid adorned envie too!
Response: I hope that you are able to get back on your feet very soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to you! â¤ï¸
Comment: FAB card. Made me laugh out loud. As it happens, I'm doing a thing with 4th graders this week about the legal system. They are going to be judges and lawyers and the jury in the trial of State v. The Big Bad Wolf.
Response: Oh that sounds like so much fun! Iâ€™m so glad you liked the pc, and hope that â€œcourtâ€ went well!
Comment: love it! PERFECT card for me! I LOVE Halloween so much that our family simply renamed OCTOBER to HALLOWEEN! HA!
Halloween Themed Escape Room sounds AWESOME! I wanna do one ! Pick me! Pick me!! LOL enjoy the season! I SURE WILL!!
xx Gabi xx
Response: Awwwww, I'm so happy! If you lived closer we would definitely do all the Halloween stuff together girl!
Comment: Clean the house? Dont make me laugh. I will anyway. lol or Brawhahahha. NOw thats scary. lol Guords? I love "em". Love the postcard card and that matte paper. Im glad zazzle finally offered the matte NOW if they would offer gloss front and matte back. I'll put a spell on them. lol
Response: ðŸ˜‚ work your witchy magic girl! Glad you liked the PC!
Comment: Thank you for the pc! love the bat tape!! I need to find cute things like that here. Ive seen your swaps Ive been interested but I'm trying to limit my itnl swaps due to postage thank you though they look like lots of fun
Response: Thanks! I think I found that last year at Target. I look forward to crossing paths again soon on SB
Comment: Thanks for the Disney PC of LA...I've only driven through but want to go back to visit and do touristy stuff now that the kiddo has graduated HS...Cool that you live in the birth place of someone so well known and loved ...Have a fantabulous weekend =)
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked the pc â¤ï¸
Comment: OM gosh! How awesome! Thank you! Did you buy the stationery just for this swap? How did you get the cool OZ postage stamp? Wow--a zillion hearts!
Response: Would you believe I've been hanging on to that for about three years, waiting for just the right person to send it to? And the postage I bought off of ETSY from a little shop. I'll send you a pm with The link!
Comment: I love this PC. . . and funny thing is I've been reading several books by Greg Iles that were set in Natchez, MS and I can envision this restaurant being there and I bet the food is really good. I just love places like this and have seen several similar type restaurants in my travels through the years. Thank you so much for sharing ~~
Response: Oh I got to meet him at the MS book festival and he signed a couple of my books. He was so funny and personable, and I really enjoyed his panel and being able to speak to him afterwards. Would love to know what books you're reading!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard! It does sound like fun to travel this road from start to finish!
Response: Yes, we are planning to travel from the Tupelo stop up to terminus in Nashville maybe this fall. Right now they have part closed near Nashville due to road construction overhead I believe, so we are waiting until we can do the whole stretch. Then we will have traveled it from start to finish and hit every stop along the way. It's very exciting!
Comment: Thanks for the clever postcard of Yety! These last few letters have not been easy even though I searched out cards for nearly the whole alphabet as soon as I joined the swap! I would not mind doing another round next year so I could have a complete set; I missed a couple during this series. Thanks for a fun Y card!
Response: Oh, I know! I missed the first half so I'm looking forward to the next round!
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you for the great postcard and i loved it! I have always loved Sandra Boynton's artwork! She has a great sense of humor! Loved your quote too! Make sense to me! It was 2 am when you wrote the PC and i was wondering are you a night owl? Or at work? I saw that as i have written swaps late at night too! I'm just up doing many things but doing swaps sometimes too! have a great day yourself! thanks for sending me your choice in the swap! Appreciate it all!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the pc! I'm definitely a night owl, plus an insomniac, so I am almost always up overnight. Shooting you a pm!
Comment: I love it in the sense I'm not even sure I get it hahaha !
I want to cry though, (USPS's fault sooooo not yours!!) the gone with the wind stamp got ripped in half, sighhhhhhh. I don't know which angers me more, that or when they scribble stamps with pens!!!
Response: Oh no!!! :-( How sad they ruined the vintage stamp! I'm glad you loved the PC though!
Comment: thanks for the card. I think I rather go to this smaller, more charming looking Coca Cola museum than the slick fancy place they have in Atlanta (I think?). :)
Response: We almost went to the one in Atlanta, but it was so crazy busy we decided to skip it when we got there. Instead we walked around Olympic park for awhile, and then headed elsewhere. The one in Vicksburg had sooooo much memorabilia in a small space, and everything was meticulously labeled and explained. A very well done and maintained place for sure!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelope and contents. I love all the things you've picked for me. Now the summer holiday is over I can't wait to use and try these things. ðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’›â¤ðŸ’šáƒš (âœ¿ â—•â€¿â—•) á“„âœ‚
Response: You are so welcome, I'm so glad you liked the things I chose!
Comment: From the black and orange envie and great stamps to the awesome assortment of Halloween goodies inside, this swap provided lots of smiles. I can't wait to break out my Halloween smash book and add my new goodies. Thank you for the great Happy Mail.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so happy you liked it!!!
Comment: Wow what a delightful package of goodies! I loved every one of the papers and the quotes, and have been curious about magicals so the samples are very much appreciated. Wonderful swap thank you so much!
Response: Awwww, I'm so happy you liked everything!
Comment: I am 2 days behind on receiving my mail! EEK! But it was so worth the wait ðŸ˜Š Thank you so much for the lovely letter, washi and postage! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time away with your friends! ðŸ’
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it all my friend!
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous envie you created!!! I loved it!! Thank you for the lindys magicals....I've never used them before and am looking forward to watching some tutorials and creating! The washi was perfect too, thank you for a wonderful swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard and the wonderful matching stamps. I loved getting this in my mailbox! Stamps were uncancelled by the way ;)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's always a toss up, half the time my po cancels and half the time they don't. I dropped those in the box there after hours, so guess it was the girl who doesn't cancel who worked that day, lol!
Comment: Hej Barbara,
Thank you for the lovely swap. I like the writing paper you sent, as well as the stickers so I can make my own. I will check out Dazzle and AliExpress - thanks for the tip.
Response: You're so welcome, and I'm happy you enjoyed everything!
Comment: OO I love these goodies!! Thank you so much for sending me this little package of love!! truly is LOADS OF LOVE !!!!!
I love everything!! I will use it alll! The squishy fabric hearts are pretty fantastic! My daughter hi-jacked one of them for her barbie bed as a pillow!!
Sending loads of love right back atcha!!
Comment: Wow WOW and WOW. I'm blown away by your creativity. If you only knew how much I love the moon I am in love with this concrete-esk colors and texture hand made replica of the surface of the moon with craters/ I could even share it with my vision impaired friend as it is to scale and indented craters that fingertips fit in on a deep space black PC with stars. Blue RIbbon at the Science Fair advanced level!! Our home office/craft area "Misson Control" is done in NASA and Space, I will treasure this, love this. display this, see it daily- never trade this, show my friends this, etc. LUCKY ME says THANKS ! ! ! !
Response: Oh wow ðŸ˜Š I am sooooo happy you love it! I have to admit it's one of my favorite postcards I've ever created. I really am thrilled that it means so much to you!
Comment: You got meeeeeeeeeeee. lol
Thanks a million for making my paper wish come true! Youre a doll.....a real paper doll! giggles. Now, if I only had a cookie or cake. Pssst, the envie is gorguss too! x
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I always smile when I get you as a partner â¤ï¸
Comment: Thanks for the great card. I too have always had at least 1 cat. Mine are currently 16 & 15. I think I'd find it hard to have another if I lose these two.
I would love to know more about beekeeping. My dad got a hive, but hasn't ever finished it up & acquired bees.
So sorry to hear that your parents are not well.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute pc. I enjoyed that you wrote the weather report at the top, the stickers you used, and the special postage. It made your card really special. I would like to see the Hemmingway cats sometime. :)
Response: Thank you so much â¤ï¸ I really try to add special touches to everything I send. I am so happy you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thanks for the extra special mail! The special stamp on the envelope made my day! Thanks for the extras too. The eclipse was so magical to watch. I hope I get to see another one sometime...although this commemorative stamp is hard to beat!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I was super excited to be able to get it cancelled where we watched the eclipse!
Comment: Nice card - I've been to Maine once, on the way home from Canada; we wanted to see Niagara Falls after being in Nova Scotia. I remember lots of trees! What a nice family fact you have of your Granny babysitting Elvis. I forgot he had to be a little boy once! haha! Wisconsin has a lot of trees, too; it depends on the weather whether we have nice fall colors. Thanks again!
Response: You are so welcome, I appreciate your comments. I find it so interesting to hear about places I've never been!
Comment: Hello again ðŸ˜ I hope you're not getting sick of sending to me because I am super happy to continue receiving your packages!!! I loved everything you sent me and have so many ideas for what to use it all in. Such pretty papers, cut outs, confetti and more. Even the stamps and envelope were awesome! Also, that was my first zazzle postcard ðŸ˜Š Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! I am so happy you love what I've sent, it is what it's all about!
Comment: Barbara, the postcard was perfect. Though you forgot to put the swap name on the card and I got a bit of "search the swaps" to find you to give a rating. But, success!! I found you. Thanks so much. See you around the swaps.
Response: Oh no!!! I'm so sorry, I usually write the swap name first thing right down the pc dividing line. I'm so sorry you had to search but so happy you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the cool insect ephemera. I love the tissue paper envelope and that you included extra for me to play with. I don't think I'll be trying the fried grasshoppers any time soon though - regardless of how delicious my cats think they are ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜ºðŸ˜»
Response: Lol!!! Me either! But I thought it was interesting and might be fun in a junk journal. My kids DID eat fried scorpion in China once!
Comment: he he he ha ha ha, cracked me up, I hadn't read the swap name yet and I was reading what you wrote and was thinking what is this, ha ha ha, That postage stamp is so cool! Thank you for letting me know about it. The shark is awesome and the Eagle makes me proud. tyvm
Comment: Thanks for the vintage stamps on the PC. A Definite Alien on that PC - I'm thinking "my -what big eyes you have" and "stay outta my dreams" PC We will be at the IMAX in Chattanooga to see the Space film next week. We love the Space Ctr in Huntsville too
Response: We should totally meet up in Huntsville some time this fall!
Comment: You have my vote for swap bot swapper of the year!! Not only a creative beautifully made atc but every bit in the yellow theme... envelope, postage stamps (great selection) extras.. everything yellow! Thank you so much
Response: Awww, what an incredible compliment â¤ï¸ Thank you much, I'm so happy you enjoyed what I sent!
Comment: Barbara thank you so much for the washi and the recipes. I am definitely goong to put them to good use. Also i loved your story about you being a baker. I would love to share recipes and baking ideas with you in the future. Thank you again ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Wow, thanks so much for the lovely postcards! I love, love, love the bird one, I might just have to keep that one to hang up at my desk. And the bird and kitty extras are to die for! Thanks so much for such a generous and thoughtful swap. :)
Response: It was my pleasure. I'm so happy you liked it all!
Comment: Wonderful postcard! If it's the Civil Rights museum in Birmingham, I've visited there! Years ago, though! My hair was blue for a while in college, but that was a long time ago now! Thanks for the pc!
Response: Hmmmm, I'm thinking that was actually of the one in Memohis, but I've had both so it may just have been Birmingham. How cool that you e visited there as well. As to your blue hair, I'm going next week to change mine. I'm going from bright to pastel...it's called opal. Can't wait!
Comment: Oh wow. This is the most gorgeous and creative swap I have received in about 3 years! It is a work of art, worthy of a frame. Your worst kiss was the same as my first kiss and I was put off for a very long time ;-) You have made my day and I am the luckiest swapper to get you as a partner :-)
Response: Wow, I am truly humbled by your comments! Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and so pleased to have made your day....and boy oh boy, wasn't that kiss awful? Lol!!!
Comment: Thanks for this great Mississippi PC! We have petrified trees up here too! Where did you get the tiny weather stickers? I love them and the stamps! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: How cool that you guys also have them! They believe some of the ones in the MS petrified forest came from the west coast through rivers and floods. Ours is close to the MS River, so that's how they'd have eventually traveled. I get my weather stickers at an etsy shop, I'll pm the link to you...she's so awesome and cheap!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail you sent me â¤. I loved reading your sweet note and I envy your new washi storage ðŸ‘Œ. It's always nice to meet another fellow washi addict ðŸ˜‰ðŸ˜‚. I love the samples you sent me ðŸ˜ðŸ˜˜â¤
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for your sweet comment!!
Comment: thank you for this great card. What is the name of the story or book? some of the text from your postcard was covered with the stamps. but i loe the illustration. hope you husband is better so far
Response: Oh goodness, I'm not even sure I remember which I sent to you...ill pm to see!
Comment: What a lovely, and very unique, selection of pink & purple goodies! My faves are the playing cards, and the humming bird (wrapping?) paper. I don't want to cut that one up to use it, I think I'll be hanging it up in my craft room so I can oogle it on a regular basis! Thank you so much!
Response: You are so welcome! The paper is an art paper I got at SamFlax on my last trip to Atlanta...there are such gorgeous art papers there!
Comment: Thanks for the Perfect Postcard, Barbara! I'm a Letter Writers Alliance member, too, but have rarely gotten letters from fellow members, so this is pretty exciting. :)
Response: Oh, I'm so happy you liked it! I had to stretch it, but as you'd mentioned liking typewriters, it was just too perfect not to send. I'm a pretty new LWA member, I've done pigeon post, and am currently waiting my first Penpal!
Comment: Thank you for the fun pcs, that bird/duck one is so odd, ha ha. My favorite is that b&w moustache, so great and strange! The kitty is pretty. Thanks also for angeling the bookmark swap, that was so sweet of you! I really appreciate it!
Response: Oh, I knew you'd love that mustache one! It was my pleasure to be able to angel the swap for you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter, the oval stickers and homemade envelopes. I will write you back with some of my netflix suggestions. Oh, where did you get the writing paper? I LOVE it (has the girl/boy and the fox). Have a great July.
Response: I got it off Aliexpress. I'm so glad you liked it all, and will look forward to your return letter.
Comment: Barbara, this collection is gorgeous! I just watched a video about Lyndy's Magikals... it didn't do them justice. I am trying to figure out a way to showcase the entire collection... They are so beautiful and special... thank you! I love the shrinking plastic too! Ha! I can't wait to try it!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! Another swapper sent me three samples in a happy flat mail swap, and I was hooked! Bought 5 sets right after that and definitely plan to purchase more! Also awesome are Cosmo cricket powders!
Comment: Thanks for the great ATCs! I particularly like the shrinky dink one-- very cool! What did you use to get the gold on the background of the Christmas one? (Sorry it took me so long to rate-- I was on vacation.)
Response: Hope you had a great vacation! I'm so happy you liked the shrinky dink one, it's seems to be everyone's fav, lol! The Christmas one was on an art paper background that I bought at the Paper Source. I knew I'd find lots of uses for the beautiful green and gold paper!
Comment: Thank you for the "Alice" PC. I hope your wrist is ok!
Response: Well, it's a good news bad news thing. I don't need surgery, but it's arthritis so it's not really going to get better. Meds are helping though, so overall I'm happy. Anything that keeps me in my art room is excellent â¤ï¸
Comment: This was an awesome envelope of ephemera!! I loved it, especially the bird with the foil details and the envelope itself. Thank you ðŸ˜Š Just a note, the envelope was split almost completely on one side. I might tape the edges if you were going to do another vellum envie!
Response: Thanks for letting me know, I'll do that from now on! Glad you enjoyed the goodies!
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you for the quail postcard. Pretty nifty to send me that card! I didnt think of quail when i did a short list of the Qs in hte head....hahahaha! That was great/. Baba was outside and just being quiet and i took the postcard over to her and she immediately smelled the postcard and purred. As i turned around to take the pc in and leave here out in teh sunshine she wanted to follow the pc! I should probably plant some catnip out in my herb garden! What a great idea! I have everything but that and they would LOVE it! Thanks for writing that and sending it alone my way! Have a wonderful summer!
Response: You are so welcome! Yes, my herb garden is t complete without a plant or two of catnip. We dry some to use in the winter, and give them some fresh during season. It's fun to see our 12 yr okd Kitty act like a kitten!
Comment: You do not disappoint with your swaps! The cats and the song? Perfection! By coincidence, I won $65 on a Village People slot machine in April. I need to figure out my mystic connection with them :-)
Response: You definitely have a connection girl! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Ha ha, ok...... you win hands down...... this is the ugliest PC I've ever seen!! Thank you for sending it!! It's going to be a great conversation starter. I actually love it!! Thanks again!! â¤ï¸
Response: Lol! I'm glad I could give you something you like!
Comment: I love the postcard. It reminds me of the petrified forest in the Redwoods north of Napa and St. Helena, here. They really are amazing. If I am ever in Mississippi, I'll have to go see them. Thanks for reading my profile.
Response: You're very welcome, and I'd love to see the petrified redwood forests...I imagine they are absolutely amazing!
Comment: Oh, wow, wow, WOW!!! Such a glorious Little Red Riding Hood! Jolie items are so perfectly detailed and this is especially amazing - the jointed arms and legs, fabric cape, the bird is fuzzy soft! Loveliest of hand made envelopes, too. Thanks for a perfect swap for me!
Response: Oh, Shirley, I'm so happy you liked it so much!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Wizard of Oz postcard! I'll definitely be checking out some of the books you mentioned. And can I say how adorable the little stamps are that you used??? Cuteness.
Comment: Love this postcard! The first time I saw a chicken like that was at the MO state fair many years ago. Pretty cool! How many chickens do you have?
Response: We have around 25 right now. I don't think we will try to hatch anymore this year, but in the spring I'd like to add a few more Polish and Delewares to our flock. I'm so glad you liked the PC...it was a hard one to let go of, and I thought you'd appreciate it as much as I did!
Comment: Thank you very much for everything and for taking the time to read my profile ðŸ˜€ Because everything you sent is on there - even the quotes ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸. I love getting mail like this because it makes my day a lot brighter. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸.
Response: I'm so happy you liked it...and I love reading profiles and trying to match what I send to my partners likes. Your comments really made MY day, so thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful Pocket Letter! I love the Celtic tree!! I can tell you really had fun with this ðŸ˜Š It's been a long time since I've done pocket letters and I forgot how fun it is to peek in each little pocket! Each one was a delight... I think my favorite is the sparkly donut stickers! ðŸ˜„ Thanks for joining the swap and doing such an amazing job with it!!
Response: You're so welcome, I really did have fun with it!
Comment: I have not heard of Mount Enterprise but Texas is a big state! I hope you get a chance to visit again, somewhere besides San Antonio (although San Antonio is nice you should see the Gulf coast). Thanks for the Nashville postcard, I enjoyed it!
Comment: Wasn't this a fun and different concept for a swap? Thanks for the hand you dealt me -- delightful cards, so I am definitely a winner! Extra card, too - thanks. I just love the Winnie the Pooh card and am so glad to get the silk design card as I've been curious what the cards in that set look like -- very pretty! Stunning stationery and turquoise ink, too, and of course the Mickey Mouse postage made me smile!
Response: Oh, Shirley I'm so glad you liked it all! I really tried to deal you a good hand, lol!
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thanks so much for your "ugly" postcard! Heh! I have this set of postcards as well and think of them when I do this swap! They really are a bit unsightly, right?! ;) Hope you are well and thank you again!
Comment: Thank you Barbara!! This swap is LOVELY!! I love everything you sent me! The pen is adorable! The stickers are SO SO SO SO AWESOME! Love the stamp and stamps and wow! These envelopes are LOVELY!! Thank you soooooo much!! xoxoxoxoxoooxoxoxoxoox
Comment: Thank you for all the cool green stuff! I was cutting it open at the top and saw something fuzzy so I stopped and looked inside to see what it was - it was the feather, lol. Saved it ðŸ˜! I look forward to crafting with these. Once the swaps are complete I'm making a rainbow junk journal with all the fun stuff I've received.
Response: I have been using mine to do a rainbow section in one of my junk journals. I love seeing what I receive each time!
Comment: Hello! Sorry for the late rating! I've been swamped with work. Such a busy month for us. Don't you worry, I will for sure send you a response postcard once things die down just a tad ;) I love how you totally and completely filled the back of the postcard!!! All the best, Lauren
Comment: Thank you for this neat postcard of "the Birds Nest" in China, Barbara! And that is very cool that you have been there TWICE! I will always regret not taking the train to "Pekin" from Irkutsk (Siberia, Russia) when I lived in Irkutsk 20+ years ago. Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Hi Barbara! I love your cat pc - too cute! I feel for you with the upheaval but you will love when it is finished and this too shall pass! Thanks for the fun Happy Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: If I could give you more hearts I would, thank you the incense just made my day. We are celebrationg the day we believe was our nanas birthday. I will be lighting candles and lighting the incense. You made our celebration special with your gift.
Response: And your sweet remarks have made my day, thank you so much, I'm so happy you liked it!
Comment: Fab postcard - thanks for putting it in an envelope and using lots of stamps! I hear you on the busy day, I've had days like that. Way to go on the closet clearing - doesn't it feel good to be surrounded only by clothes that fit and look good? I like your mail tag questions - I'm putting this card on my write-back pile.
Response: Awww, thanks! I'll look forward to hearing back. Be sure to add your return address ;-)
Comment: Amazing Zine with washi-tapes I have never seen anywhere. The front is exquisite ! I have it eye level at my desk with a magnet on my metal lamp. ( You've got a secret source.) Love the theme. You know me so well. I can see the final destination on the clever picture/ story board art made with the multi tapes .Mailed in a Punch Studio floral lined envie with a gold embossed Kitty-Cat note card with a themed note. Lucky Me to be your Partner. Let it be known I won't be in a zine trade -keeping forever !
Response: Wow...kinda speechless! Thank you so, so much, I am so glad you enjoyed it!!!
Comment: I know Punch Studio stationery anywhere! You cant mistake that quality. Mmmmm.
2 zines!!!!!!!!!!!!! The background you used in Liz is so pretty and perfect! The content is adorable. That must be comic in your paper? So precious! I just heart them both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x
Response: Its actually a page a day calendar that I adore! I thought it would be fun and cute to use in a zine!
Comment: Wow, that envie with all the creamy blue images! That must of been a unique bag? All that frun ephemera too? Very frun! So pretty! I love that spice tea..........just for the tiger so its great to get one in zee mail! x
Response: The bag is from Paper Source...I LOVE them! I always cut the letters out or reuse the bag someway
Comment: Wooow, thank you so much for this awesome envelope! Saying "I love serial killers" sounds a little weird, but in any case they fascinate me, and I really enjoyed your ATCs and the info sheets. Also, the cthulhu stuff is great! Thank you!
Response: I had so much fun with this swap. I actually did 3 years in college with a criminal psychology major as I wanted to go into the FBI and work profiling serial killers, so I, too, find them very fascinating. I'll admit the Cthulhu stuff was outside my expertise, but my best friend is very much a fan, so she was able to guide me in the right direction. I'm so glad you enjoyed all the things I sent!
Comment: Hi Barbara!
Absolutely Adore your take on the flower theme!! So creative, colorful and fun! I love the eye flower, fabric stem/leaves and the background! OK... I love it ALL! What a lot of work. Thank you for taking the time to make me this very beautiful, original and creative "Eye of Spring" ATC. Thank you also for the extra flowers and the copper tape... I bet the copper tape will be perfect for a steampunk ATC
Response: Lol, I'm so happy you liked it! I love quirky odd things, and I knew I had to use that flower image. I'm glad you liked the extras too!
Comment: Oh Barbara! They are both beautiful! Thank you so much for all of the effort you put into both of the ATCs! These are going on "my wall"! Mine are almost ready! The hard part is done... I was so eager to work on it! Hugs, Patty xoxo
Comment: Deluxe to be sure! Thank you, thank you. Loved everything--the postcards (you send some of my favorites), the candy, paperdolls, kitty socks (which I shall wear to yoga next week)--and the epitome--or should I saw the Holy Grail--the Monty Python ATC. It was a fabulous swap. Thanks so much. I shall think of you when I chomp the head off a Peep.
Response: You were sooooo much fun to buy for! I'm so happy you liked everything. I had to cut out the paper dolls to make them fit into the container, and seriously, I had so much fun with this swap. I'm truly glad you liked it all...and appreciated the M.P. ATC, lol!
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thanks so much for the adorable miniature horse pc and the bunny makes it all the better! You can never have too many addy labels, so if there is something we could trade that would rock! Just let me know! Hugs, Happy Easter, and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I will pm you about a private swap!
Comment: Barbara ~ I love the animal PCs you sent for this swap. . .they are all so great. I, too, have some really nice Zazzle ones and like you I use them as an extra - I realize some are very poor quality but the ones I've received have always been very good quality. Thanks again for the great PCs and the extra. . . hope to see you in more swaps ~~
Response: I'm so glad you liked what I chose for you, and I hope we see one another in swaps again soon!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards, Barbara. The snail is particularly delightful & I love the eye card you included as an extra! I don't know about the USPS though - they took exactly a month to deliver your envelope! I wish mail could talk. I'd love to hear what it's been doing for 31 days!
Response: I'm just so thankful it made it! I've had SO MUCH mail taking a month to get to or from me in the US. It's just crazy!
Comment: I just got this card today, postmarked a month ago, seems it got lost on the way! Sorry!! Thank you so much for the wonderful card. I enjoy anything Disney especially when its not something as typical or something behind the scenes, absolutely love this card :) Hope all is well!
Response: It seems a lot of mail has been taking circuitous routes lately! I'm glad it did make it to you and that you like it!
Comment: Oh my gosh! What a wonderful envelope of steampunk items!!! I love it. Thank you so much! Thanks for letting me know the stamped images were done with staz on...Valuable info! I love everything! The embossed panels, the clear balloons..The Little teeny, tiny keys, the gears, the washing!! It's all amazing. Thank you!! BTW: love the kokeshi washing on the outside of the envelope too â˜º
Response: I'm so glad you liked it all! Hopefully you'll find it useful. I really enjoyed our swap, thank you so much!
Comment: Babs - thanks for the project life cards! I'll make sure to pass on your first friendship book - well done! :) I LOVE all the different stamps and how you addressed the envelope - so beautiful! Thanks a lot!
Comment: Thank you for the nice happy mail! It arrived on my birthday, so kinda like a bday present :) So cool stamps you have used, I love to look at those. And alphabet stickers are always welcome to my collection. Such a beautiful font in them :) Hope your trip to Nashville went well!
Response: Oh, I'm so happy it had such great timing, and that you liked the stamps, and things I sent!
Comment: Thank you so much for the samples and extras! It was fun to see what you chose for each month. We're actually heading to Orange Beach next week to visit my MIL, so that was neat to see in your notes. :) Also, someone recently sent me an envelope sealed with that koi fish tape and I liked it so much I tried to peel it off the envie to save, but it didn't work. That was a special surprise to see it on the extra card. Thank you!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked my choices...and that I hit a home run with the extras! We have gone to Orange Beach for the past three years to the national competition there. We usually stay in Milton, FL for a few days and hit Navarre beach, and then go for a night or two to O.B. And stay at a hotel on the beach. We would love some recommendations for non touristy great seafood restaurants!
Comment: Wow Barbara! You went above and beyond my expectations and the requirements.
Thank you so much for everything!
You have really set the bar high... You may have ruined all my future sticker swaps. I am officially spoiled now! :)
Response: Lol, I'm so happy to be able to share some of my stash with someone who can use and appreciate it! Thank you so much for swapping with me!
Comment: Your package was so sweet and thoughtfully put together! You have an amazing collection of stamps or digital images. I laughed to myself at one of the items, because I think you already have some of the things I sent you! I'm sure you'll use them, but I guess great minds think alike! I hope you liked everything I sent you too. Let me know if you want to swap again.
Response: I haven't gotten hours yet, but I'm out of town, so it's probably waiting on me! I know whatever you sent I will use and love ;-) And I'm always up for a swap with you!
Comment: I really loved reading your note and description of the tape, and I love the extra washi as well. Thank you so much for a great swap!! Oh, and your mailman stamp on the envelope- he's amazing!
Response: Aww, thanks! I'm so glad you liked it all. And, I'm glad you like the mailman, I love him too!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Art on the Boulevard card. I miss the amazing autumn color now that we're here in HEATVILLE. There is a little bit since we are in the Northeast, but it's sparse and much later. Just south of us is all evergreen.
Comment: Wow, the Ibis is a neat looking bird! I agree, would love to see one in person :) My kitties love to help in the evening as I do my postcards too :) They are worse then having toddlers at times haha!
Response: Glad you liked the I is, it's one of my fave postcards â¤ï¸
Comment: Hey Barbara!!
WOO!! Thank you for the goodies! I LOVE THIN WASHI! YESSSS!!! Oo I love CAT washi too! Squee!! And mushrooms!! Where the heck did you find that!?!?
Did you make this adorable paper clip too?! LOVE IT!! Thank you! you spoiled me!!
Big hugs and tons of love!
Response: Oh, I'm so happy you liked it all! Mushrooms came from Aliexpress, paperclips was actually a swap extra from another swap. So glad you liked the thin washi girl!
Comment: Loved the Asian ATC it was very creative I loved the background you use on it (what technique) did you use for this? Also, love the extra goodies you put in the envelope for embellishments. I loved the beautiful peacock card you sent the ATC in. The card is stunning, and the decorated envelope that comes with it is very pretty. Happy Swapping!
Response: The background was a gelli print, and I added some green Tim Holtz brand distress ink to part of it. I'm so glad you liked everything!
Comment: Hello Barbara! Thank you for the moonlight postcard with cat and "L" silhouette. This PC view is wonderful inspiration for me to create handmade PCs, mail art for coming Halloween season. Also you added happy Happy St Paddy's day smiling sticker - Fun! Hope you have a good March.
Response: One of the greatest compliments I believe you can receive is that something you've done/said/given has given inspiration to someone...so that I you so muc! I'm so happy you liked the PC and that it inspired you!
Comment: I definitely put these in the same category with Zazzle, even if they really aren't that kind at all. Anyway, I love this card. It's great. And I appreciate the stamps you used. Good job finding a use for those boxes.
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! After reading your profile I just felt like it was such a great fit. Looking forward to more swaps with you!
Comment: What a great PC you sent for this swap! I've never been on a helicopter either and have no desire to. . .I'm not big on flying in anything so a helicopter is definitely out. Thanks again for the great PC and hope to see you in future swaps ~~
Comment: What a stunning envelope you sent!! I love it and the extras you added are great!!! Thank you so much for a GREAT Swap!! My first WILD envie!!! â™¥â™¥
Edited: Ps... THANK YOU for the Oscar de la Renta stamp!! â™¥â™¥
Response: You are so welcome! I am just humbled by your kind comments!
Comment: Thanks for your Army postcard. You have a family to be proud of--and I suspect they don't get nearly the gratitude our entire country should give them! I really liked your choice of Army for the A postcard.
Response: I am so very proud of my military family! And I'm really happy you liked the pc!
Comment: I always meant to get that print of the famous Kiss. Thanks to you - now I have it!
I have it in a great size for my new space & I can hang it on my string and clip banner of mini art. I have it in a most elegant and unique version thanks to your clever embellishments. I would venture that the photographer would give you thumbs up too. I give you my highest praise for your creativity. Lucky Me to get to recieve from you
Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked how I altered it, and am honored you feel it's worthy to hang!
Comment: Barbara, Portland Head Lighthouse is my all out favorite. I have visited it many times and still am awed by how they managed to build it on a pile of rocks. The ocean there can get pretty fierce at times. Shirley
Response: Wow, I'm kinda jealous right now, lol! I would so love to drive down the eastern seaboard one day and visit a lot of the lighthouse. I'm so glad you liked the PC!
Comment: It's a little ashame you crossed out another swap name and changed it to this swap name. Would be lots better if you just added this swap name or even a post it would do it for me.
But thanks! ATC was nice :)
EDIT: I am sorry! I thought you sent another swap you got to me! My English isnt so good, so I misunderstood! Very sorry!
Thanks for your lovely ATC!
Response: I'm sorry that bothered you. I accidentally wrote the wrong swap name. Hope you never have that mistake that costs you a heart, but I'm glad you liked the ATC I created.
Comment: Thank you for hosting such a cool swap! I really love your mail art. It was on my counter for a few hours before I could open it and I for the life of me could not think of what swap it was for. So many weird and wacky holidays! I love it!
Response: You are so welcome! I love the creativity the wacky holidays ensure....like they are crying out for Mailart, lol! I'm so happy to have been able to intregue and delight you!
Comment: What a pretty notecard! I opened it and there was the cutest St Patrick's ATC, and great stickersâ¤ Thank you so muchðŸ˜€Happy St. Pattys!â˜˜
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I was in the mood to create some St. Patrick's day stuff when I signed up for that swap. After a bit of digging in my stash, the idea was born for a shakerbox, and you got the final result. Really glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Hello Barbara :)
Thank you for a lovely variety of woodland-inspired goodness. I enjoyed everything you sent, and specially like the adorable little hedgehog with the mushroom, the washi sample card, and the absolutely darling foxes (!!!!) Have a beautiful day! â™¥
Comment: Barbara, thanks so much for the feng shui PC...VERY kind of you to fulfill my profile "likes" list! Interesting subject, and can't imagine where you found the PC. Please PM me if you'd like to chat or meet when you come to Nashville in March. Hugs and hearts....jinanne
Response: Oh, I am so glad you like the PC I chose for you! I will definitely let you know when we get Nashville bound. I believe it will be the 24-25 of March, and will touch base then!
Comment: Thank you for the yellow bee-eater envelope. You are very kind to have sent me so many goodies, but I will be honest and say I didn't like them. Please don't be hurt: tastes differ. It's the thought that counts.
Response: I'm sorry you didn't like the items :-( I tried to choose some "scienc-Y" items based on what I read on your profile for you to use in more mail art. I really appreciate your honesty and your rating though!
Comment: I'm enjoying seeing the interpretations that each person spins on the letters too. I fear sometimes I am too literal with mine and not as creative as I could be. :) Thank you for the beautiful Fawn.
Response: You are so welcome! And I think literal is fine too!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely long letter with all your choices! I really enjoyed reading it and learning all about what you like and why. I am looking forward to exploring some of your options. I'll let you know if I find any new favorites! I also like podcasts and LOOVED Serial so I am sure I'll enjoy some of your recommendations. :) Oh, and thank you for all the great extras, too!
Response: You are so welcome! I'd love to know what podcasts you like as well...always looking to expand my list!
Comment: Oh My Barbara! What a beautiful envelope! I love all of the different tapes that you have! I love all of the goodies you included, where did you ever find chicken stationary? So darn cute!
Response: Ha ha ha! I love it too! Believe it or not it was gifted to me from a pal in a monthly happy mail swap. She sent me a wonderful chicken themed package and that stationary was in it. I'm so happy you liked the envelope and the goodies...it was much more challenging to make than I'd thought it would be, lol, to be as simple as it seemed it should be. I actually cut through the bottom of the envie trying to trim the washi, so I had to add the checked pattern around the edges to cover my boo boo. Thanks for hosting the swap...ill look forward to more soon!
Comment: Great job on your first art doll! I love birds and birdhouses, so this was right up my alley. Thank you also for the great little tin of "stuff" that I'm sure to add to my growing collection (lol) for altered art projects!
Response: Thank you so much! I know I've got a lot to learn, but I really thought she turned out pretty close to my original vision. I'm glad you like her!
Comment: OMG!!!! That is the most AWESOME envelope I have ever seen! How ever did you do that? And let's not forget all of the great ephemera that you included. The CocaCola order forms are so cool and I'm totally in love with the doggie Valentine's Day postcard!!! Thanks for making this an extra special swap!!
Response: You are so welcome! I made the environment by running it through my sizzix after carefully opening it up. I thought it was kinda fun!
Comment: I freggin gasped! I did! Just now. I got to the fence with 2 dogs' leashes in one hand and the mail in the other. I turned the mail over, your card was on front and I just gasped. Pssst...and between you and I my eyes are flooding. This is so darn darling and awesome and came out so cute! Did you seriously draw that cat? I cant believe you did this for me. Oh. I just looooooooooooooooooove it! Im speechless. So touched you did this for me. Ooodle awesome!
Response: Aw shucks girl! You make me blush. I'm so happy you liked it!
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and even cuter story. Whatever happened with that boyfriend?
Response: The last I heard he's married a policewoman and had become a chef in Memphis, TN! We actually kept in touch for many years, but after adulthood we eventually lost touch. What's funny is that as adults we actually tried dating again, but found we were always much better friends!
Comment: Thanks so much for this wonderful swap and all the extras! It deserves 10 stars! I love all the little packets! It's going to be so fun to create pages with these!!! This truly is an "inspired" swap. You made my day! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Oh, Sherry, YOU made MY day with your sweet comments! I had a lot of fun putting the swap together, and I'm so happy you like what I sent!
Comment: Wow! Quite possibly the coolest envelope I have ever received! I love that you die cut my name into the envelope. I seriously may have to lift that awesomeness! Thank you so much! I love the Alice stamps super cool happy mail! Winning!
Comment: Barbara, Thank you for hosting this fun swap! I always get excited when I receive mail from you! I loved your A envie I'm trying to make myself save the cool images intact on your envelope so so can collect all the letters in this series, but some of those fonts are too cool! Thank you very much for the Stash teas. I really am looking forward to trying the cool new to me flavors. The Alice in Wonderland card is super cool to! Your the best! Hope you are well!
Response: I'm so happy you are enjoying my swaps!!!
Comment: Wow. I just am absolutely blown away by this AMAZING journal that you made me. So many tuck ins! Beautiful handmade papers and fun napkins and so many treats! Every page is a new fun surprise. And it is HUGE! You really spoiled me with this gorgeous thing. You were so generous with all the extras Thank you so so very much! I just adore it....50 hearts for you!!
Response: Awwwwww, thank you! I was so worried it wasn't going to be "up to par" since this was the first one I'd ever made. I'm so, happy that you liked it!
Comment: A thousand hearts! Thank you so much for a wonderful and fun box of presents. You picked perfectly. I love everything and am so thankful for the care and thoughtfulness you put into everything. Thank you!!!!
Response: Oh, you are so, so welcome! I'm so happy you liked it all!
Comment: Thank you so much for these beauties! I love them both but I am kind of biased towards the crazy bird atc because I'm in love with Time Holtz's crazy line! Also, thank you so much for the peacock pc!!!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm so happy that you liked what I made!
Comment: Girl, you are fast! I got it in the mail and saw it was from you and thought "no way this is the tin, what other swap do I have with Babs?" It is awesome! I love it and now I have a box small enough to send you mine... lol. I will get mine out soon. But seriously, You make such fun and creative items. LOVE IT!
Response: Sweet! Glad you liked it! I'm hoping we can do another one of these soon!
Comment: I ADORE the kitty card you sent! I agree with you - my cat would never let me put a hat on him either :) All my family cats are indoors, too. Happy JanMeowary!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I believe I might need a medic if I attempted to put a hat on my 20 pound cat Stonewall....although our sweetest little cat, Molly, would totally suffer it for a moment while she plotted against me!
Comment: This is definitely the coolest postcard I've received yet. So pretty with the colors you chose and the shimmer! Thanks for sharing your "feels" ðŸ˜Š
Response: Awwww, thanks so much for joining the swap! When I planned it I was in a very dark place. My first vision was just a black postcard that I just literally fingerprinted with thick black paint. I decided I MIGHT ought to wait for a better day, lol! I'm so happy you liked it...it was fun to make!
Comment: This is beautiful!! It looks exactly like a playground thawing in spring! Love also the stamps on the envelope (fairy eating snow?!) and postcard itself, and the crystal snowman! Thank you for making this for me â˜º
Response: Oh, you're so welcome! I'm so glad you liked it'!!!
Comment: Hay! I almost bought this card! lol Be careful not try and one up the JOnes'. lol Hay, I like the pens you used. What line is that? Cause they really show up! So pretty! And we loves our Roosters! Ditto to you on the lovely sentiments! x
Response: A www sweets...ya know I've gotta have me some Chinese themed pc's, lol! As to the pens, I'm pretty sure I used Gelly roll but can't remember if they were moonlight or classic.
Comment: I expected to get some cat cards for this swap so no worries if you sent one! I've watched a few DD&D episodes and you're right, I'd enjoy Guy Fieri's life too, especially since I love road trips. It would be really fun haha
Comment: Barbara, can't believe you sent me a lighthouse postcard from Cuba. I never got to thank you for the other lighthouse postcards you sent. You are just to good to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Shirley
Response: Oh, Shirley, I was just tickled pink to have a lighthouse PC that fit the swap! I'm so happy you liked it!
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful card and letter. My hubby would like the coconut balls. I should try and make them for him. My Elf name is Dainty Merry Dancer. Merry Christmas!
Response: Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Comment: Beautiful card!! Loved all the goodies inside. The Elf name piece of paper was very cute. I'll be using that in my Christmas Daily Journal. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Happy Swapping in 2017
Response: Thank you so much! I really hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable vintage avian Christmas postcard, shiny tape decorations (I have both of those, too :), and excellent book recommendations, Barbara! I have especially wanted to read the Outlander series but am reading my single/sequel-less books first because I prefer to whole-heartedly dive into a series until it is totally finished :) Hope you and your family are well!
Response: Oh, I'm the same way with a series. Once I start there is no stopping until I get to the end! I e avoided reading a particular series for years because of how many books are in it, but have just taken the plunge and purchased the first one to read as soon as I finish my current book. It's Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series that begins with Guilty Pleasures. I wish you a very merry Christmas!
Comment: What a wonderful festive package I have received! I am trying to wait for Christmas to open(If I can hold off that long, lol).. I will come back and thank you properly after opening. Thank you so much. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!! 01/03/17 I LOVE all my wonderful goodies!!! the measuring spoon and cups, spatula and pasty brush, silicone baking mat, timer,salt and pepper shaker, recipe card and stand(love) and Christmas pasta!!! You my friend have truly spoiled me this Christmas. Thank you so much and I hope your 2017 will be wonderful for you!!!
Response: Thank you so much! I truly hope you have an incredible Christmas!
Comment: What a beautfiul card! My elf name is Adventurous Sugar Plum :) Thank you also for the yummy recipes and letter about yourself. I bet your family feels really lucky to have someone like you around them this Christmas. Cards really do make the season special :) Here's wishing you a wonderful holiday sweetheart!!! :)
Response: Thank you! I hope your season is filled with joy!
Comment: Thanks Barbara for the beautiful Christmas card and the letter and extras, please enjoy every minute of this Christmas with your mom ( make wonderful memories) and the rest of your family, be blessed! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Oh what a fun package! You really out did yourself again! I am in love with all the fun little items. I think my very favorite thing is the old postcards. Everything is absolutely fabulous. I struggled with this swap but you nailed it! Thank you so much! Hugs
Response: Oh, thank you! I really loved how it turned out, so so much!
Comment: Barbara, your card is absolutely beautiful. My elf name game is "Mighty Gingerbread Breath", however I think I'm more of a "Dainty, Sparkle Pants." That was a cute game. Have a lovely busy Christmas!
Response: Lol! I'm really loving all the elf names! This is going to be a yearly thing I think...new elf names every year! Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: THANK YOU so much for the LOVELY Christmas Card! ;-) LUVIN the pop up PEACOCK CARD!!!
OH WOW! It is gorgeous!!! ;-) THANK YOU so much!!!!
HOW did you do that????LOL
I hope you enjoy the great ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ rating too! MERRY CHRISTMAS & Blessings, cc
Response: Oh, C.C. I'm so happy you received it! I was so stressed it would get lost along the way, and I wanted you to have it because it was the perfect card for you!