Comment: Thank you for such a special swap. I’m sorry it’s taken me longer to respond. Our town New Bern was devastated by hurricane Florence. 700 families in just this county have no home to live in due to the flooding. Six of those attend our church. We were blessed. We had no damage to our home or cars. It’s been a busy time and seeing the damage breaks your heart. I love all the goodies you sent and the lovely way you decorated my envelope. I like stamps so those pretty stamps three of which I’d never seen are so appreciated. You must have made the effort to look at my profile. That’s extra special. The fall papers are so pretty I don’t have anything like those The washi is great. I love the poem about fall. Like you it is my favorite season. North Carolina has so many trees and the leaves are gorgeous this time of year. I like to decorate for the different seasons and will include the banner you sent. Did you make it? Enjoy these beautiful fall days.
Response: Thank you for the ❤️5 rating. I’m so saddened by your story of the devastation there. So much damage! I will continue to pray for the families to get the help they need. I’m glad you liked the bundle of Fall goodies:) The banner was a Target find! I loved finding things for the swap. I wish you a blessed Fall and Happy Swapping always ❤️
Comment: Hi Ramya, I love the concept of this swap, such a great idea! Thanks for sharing things that de-stress you, really enjoyed your letter and the adorable little folder. Would like to know how you made that, such a unique way to share flat items. Thank you💖
Response: Thank you for the compliments and nice rating! I’m Obsessed with making booklets with paperbags. That one was a paperbag trimmed down so that I could fold back one page. Experimenting after watching a few tutorials:) Happy Swaps!
Comment: Thank you Ramya for the handmade gift from the heart! I so loved the quotes and knew some of them as i have read a lot of teachings and they “speak “ to me. It is beautiful to meet someone else on a very deep path of awakening and coming into ONENESS. Yes,all paths lead home. So grateful we could swap creative gifts to each other. Thank you for being here on Swp not! I hope we can keep in touch here and maybe swap again in our creative energies!
Response: I would love to swap again- let me know when you’d like too. I forgot to mention that your painting printed on the letter is lovely. I’m glad you like the booklet that I made for you. Om Shanthi
Comment: Hi Ramya! My hubby is addicted to Words with Friends so he had to check out your vocab pc! LOL! I have heard of the words but not sure I knew these meanings! Thanks for expanding my vocab and the hubbys! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: How fun to read your comments:) I also enjoy WWF2. My job was/is (I’m retired but still sub) speech and Language related. Those words came from Reader’s Digest! Thanks for the ❤️5! Happy Swaps
Comment: Thank you for the pen pal letter and the cool swap! I’m in love with all your extras and with your stationery as always. How cool you’ve been a serious artist! Sorry to hear about your losses. The next life feels so close sometimes like a touch away.
Response: Glad you liked thing swap items and penpal letter! Your kind words are lovely❤️. Thank you for the nice rating:) Happy Swapping
Comment: Love your itinerary with map and personal story. I didn't know there was a Mammouth in California. A solo road trip is something many people simply wouldn't do but I've done it and it's great to hear from someone else who did. Next trip: hot air balloon included!
Response: Thank you for the great rating! Mammoth is usually a ski destination in Winter months but it was beautiful to explore without snow! I’ve taken many solo trips- this one was taken at an important time in my life. Happy Swaps and Happy Travels
Comment: thank you for the awesome card! kudos to graduating with honors what a cool story. sorry bout the divorce, no fun. I am so proud of ya and so happy for you . you also have a cool name. Blessings
Response: Your kind words warm my heart... thank you! Thank you also for the nice rating ❤️5! Happy Swapping 💙
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness!!! 😱😍❤️😘 this bikini ATC is adorable!!! I absolutely love the red with white polka dots! I noticed even the little frog’s bandana has dots to. I plan on using him for an ATCoin 😍 thank you for all my extra goodies to. Your an amazing Swap-botter lol 🌸💞
Response: I am thrilled that you like it! I considered your profile and hoped you’d like it:) I’d hoped to add some bling, tape or flower to it but it seemed right as is. Glad you liked the extras. Thanks for the ❤️5 and kind words. Happy Swaps!
Comment: I'll be spending the 4th with my pup. Not because shes afraid of fireworks, she could care less, but my area is PACKED with vacationers for summer.. The fireworks would be over before I got the three blocks to the beach and found parking or a place to sit.. or heck, even stand! Good 'ol Jersey Shore, lol. Thank you for sharing your plans for the fourth!
Response: Hope your evening is nice tonight (4th). Pet your dog for me:) My oldest cat is already scared with the early fireworks going off (they’re illegal here but you know). I’ll give her some calming drops. Happy Swaps and Thanks for the nice rating!
Comment: Absolutely loved this swap! Thank you for the pretty card and instax photos. I think your abstract painting is wonderful, love the colors! Your bedspread reminds me of a blanket that I used to have, so cozy. And I have a bulletin board with my favorite things too. Thanks for everything!
Response: Thank you for the warm comments and ❤️5! We share some great things... mail hobbies are the best! Happy Swaps.
The ATC card you made me is beautiful, I love it...I chose to do a bird for mine as well....Thank you for the extra goodies, so sweet of you as well. I especially love the rose die cut. Everything is just gorgeous. Thank again...beautiful work and a great swap...Debbbie
Response: I’m so glad you liked everything! Thank you for the extra nice rating. ❤️ This was my 4th ATC and I think I finally “get it.” I’m enjoying them! Your kind words encourage me. Happy Swapping🌸
Comment: I love my mermaid pocket letter. It is beautiful. What a beautiful surprise this pocketletter was. The colors are so pretty. I especially like the manatee with her baby. It’s so sweet. I’ve see those in Florida. I like all the Goodies you gave me also. The envelope was a work of art on its own. You are very talented. Thank you for making me such a special pocketletter.
Response: I’m so glad you liked the pocket letter:) I really had fun putting it together:) I’m sorry the P O sticker had to cover part of the mermaid’s tail... Thank you for the nice ❤️5 rating! Happy Mailing
Comment: Rayma!!! Your Mr Rogers swap to me was amazing to receive! I loved reading your story about how he influenced you! <3 The patch and Mr Rogers notecard and stickers are so much fun! I love the extra care and time you put into making the washi quotes also. I am going to hang them up at my office and they will bring me smiles everytime I look at them. Thank you again! This was such a fun swap!!! You are awesome! :)
Response: So happy to have sent you everything but even happier to hear it brought you joy! Your rating is appreciated too:) Happy Swapping Neighbor
Comment: It took me a minute to realize the list was on the inside! I love those fold and seal letters. I’ve got to find some of those. Thanks for the great book ideas! Some of them are already on my list. I’ll have to move them to the top.
Response: Thanks for the nice rating! ❤️ Glad the list suited you. You can get the All in One letter pad on Amazon. Look for The World Needs More Love Letters. Happy Swapping
Comment: love how you colored these pretty flowers! :)
Response: I’m so happy you liked the postcard! I’m enjoying more and more the coloring swaps. Good to slow down and meditate on the design to color. Happy Swaps and thank you for the wonderful rating 🙏🏻
Comment: Thank you so much, Ramya, for the pretty butterfly notecard and your interesting note. Your day sounded like a very good one. 😊 Thank you also for the two tea packets and the fox tag. I love it all!
Response: You’re very welcome. Glad you’re happy with the swap! Thank you for the extra nice rating ❤️ and Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for my lovely pocket letter! It's so nice to learn more about my partners. I'm so impressed with your tiny handwriting! Thank you for all the goodies, especially the beautiful necklace. That is so generous of you!
Response: I’m so glad you like the pocket letter:) I hope you’ll enjoy the necklace. My tiny writing is from years of taking therapy data. Thanks for the extra nice rating ❤️Happy Swapping
Comment: yum! Love hummus! Although I do not shop at Trader Joe's. Can hardly wait for the 50 degree temps to arrive! Just around the corner now. Any day.....waiting.....waiting....
Happy swapping to you.....
Response: Thanks for the nice rating ❤️ Happy Swapping and Happy almost Spring!
Comment: Ramya, I received your Free Art Friday package today and now I have to go on a search for that beautiful white with gold ribbon that you used on the bracelet! I liked the way you attached it to the cardstock and the nice tag you put on it. I'll let you know where I leave it; it will probably be in the waiting room of the lab where I go to have bloodwork done each month. Or maybe at the bank. Thanks also for the extras you included! The purple notecard is lovely and will be much appreciated by a special friend who loves purple. I like to surprise her with happy mail and this will be perfect! Thanks again!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating and enthusiastic message! You got me excited about doing more of this type of thing... Happy Swapping ❤️
Comment: Hi Ramya, I really like the cute small love sign! I'll probaly paint it pink or something. And yes, I do love my birthday being in Feb., Valentine's Day is my second favorite holiday. Love Christmas as well. Thank you for the birthday wishes. I hope you had a wonderful relaxing birthday. Congrats on your retirement! Relax and remember to take care of yourself! That way you can help other to the best of your abilities.
Response: Thank you for the nice comments about the swap (and nice rating!). Glad you liked the things I sent.I had a lovely birthday- I hoped is wonderful! Happy Swapping
Comment: Ramya, thank you for the great envelope of goodies that I received! I love the washi tape and that great shark sticker!! The whimsical bird washi on your envelope and the stickers inside were so cute! I liked the boombox sticker and the star wars bandaid too! Thanks for all the extras you put into the swap, and for the nice letter on the jellyfish paper! I hope we get to swap again in the future!
Response: Iâ€™m so happy youâ€™re enjoying the contents of the swap! Thank you for the kind words and awesome rating â¤ï¸
Comment: Hi, Ramya! Thank for the thoughtful tea. I am enjoying it now as I wind down from the day. :) I also enjoyed the photos you sent. White is a beautiful color! I will be hosting more of these types of swaps so feel free to check them out!
Response: Iâ€™m so glad you enjoyed the tea and photos! Thank you for the great rating! I look forward to participating in more of these swaps:) Happy Swapping â¤ï¸
Comment: Thanks so much for the PC... I hope you have been doing well with your goals. YOU GOT THIS!!! So glad to hear that your current issue will improve with time. My dad has had the laser but it hasnt shrunk after 2 years so they are talking surgery.
Response: Youâ€™re welcome. Thanks for the nice ratingâ¤ï¸ And well wishes:) Happy Swapping
Comment: Wow! I love the magpie journal. What a wonderful job you did. Your little messages throughout were interesting to read and I really liked the things you chose to include. Thank you so much for the extra gifts! How kind you are!
Response: Iâ€™m so happy you enjoyed the Journal. I fussed over it but knew it was supposed to be kind of a lot of this n that. I honestly loved doing it! Thanks for the nice comments and extra kind rating:) Happy Swapping!
Comment: I loves hearing about your Thanksgiving, definitely sounds like there was a full party going on. The postcard was super super cute and the card was absolutely adorable, where did you it? I totally wish I could get some as pretty as that. Thanks again. And Happy early Christmas! And New Year's!
Response: Iâ€™m so glad you liked the card - I think I got it at Trader Joeâ€™s. Not sure about the postcard. Thank you for the nice rating:) I wish you a wonderful Holiday!
Comment: Thank you for the cute pocket letter! I really enjoyed your letter - I love the holidays, too, altho Halloween is still my favorite! We now have an artificial tree, used to take the kids out and cut our own, but they are grown now and this tree is much easier! They will fly home for Christmas! Have a great holiday season!
Response: Iâ€™m so glad you enjoyed the letter and pocket swap. Thank you for the extra nice rating. Being my first pocket letter, I was excited to send it! I wish you joyous holidays... Ramya
Comment: Thank you very much for the card you made and you have a great list of things to be thankful for. It is so important to be thankful for the small along with the big things in our lives!!! Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you and your love ones have a wonderful day!!!!
Response: Youâ€™re so welcome! Thank you for the great rating... Happy Swapping
Comment: I completely loved your letter! What a neat thing to do on New Year's Day ~ no one on this end would be running out into 2-3 feet of snow! I enjoyed every holiday description so much that I'm keeping your letter. Some sweet ideas for my grandchildren. Thank you very much for sharing your memories, Ramya â™¥ ...and thank you, we did have a nice Thanksgiving :o)
Response: Iâ€™m so happy you enjoyed my letter! Makes me so happy:-D Thank you for the wonderful rating! Happy Swapping
Comment: I love reading your letter! It seems that you are doing many types of crafty things now. That sounds fun! I love that your handwriting is very nice and neat too! The polar bear letter set is very cute. Thank you for the fast and awesome swap.
Response: You are very welcome... Thank you for the great rating! I enjoyed writing to you:) Happy Swapping
Comment: Lovely postcard, thank you! It's funny, but we live in the county and we are completely surrounded by farmland quite like the postcard. Currently they are working to harvest cotton and soybeans, and have just finished harvesting the fields of corn. There's one field of peanuts as well, and he's just recently pulled them and they are laying out to dry. In another month he will fully harvest the dried peanuts. We have hayfields all around us as well!
Response: Iâ€™m glad you liked the postcard:) Thank you for nice rating! And thank you for the description of life all around you... inspiring.
Comment: Thank you for the tips! I love using the library for ebooks and movies, but I've never really thought about how going to clothing stores with a specific need in mind saves money. I mean, I do this already because I hate clothes shopping, but I've never thought about this from a financial point of view â˜º.
Response: Thanks for the 5... yes, impulse buying costs money:) At least it does for me! Happy Swapping
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful "mine shrine" & on dangle â¤ï¸ The shrine feels very peaceful. My daughter gave me an "ivory" Buddha in a love pose that looks perfect inside it. Have a beautiful autumn :)
Response: Looking back on the photo I took before mailing I did see (too late) that I wrote mine shrine instead of mini shrine! My apology. But Iâ€™m glad you like it... Thank you for the great rating! Happy Swapping
Comment: yay for those wide open spaces, indeed!
very cool you at least had the card of your desired destination before sending it to me, haha - hope you have a copy for your daydreams: it surely was an exciting view ... a bit too rugged for my ability, but I can really appreciate the wilds out there & so glad it exists. good luck getting to devil's tower!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating:) Here's to lots of adventures for the both of us! Some wild and some tame... Happy Swapping
Is your last name your married name or your maiden name? My maiden name is the same as your current last name so this is why I ask! Its not common at all! I have many relatives in Nevada and New Jersey, California and Arizona!
Thank you for the O/C Postcard! My first one! I hope you are having a great day!!
Response: Glad you liked the OC card:) And the rating! My maiden name is what you see. I'm currently doing my ancestry... The name is actually a Scots-Irish name. We are cousins I'm sure!!! Happy Swapping
Comment: thank you for the inspiring slips of encouragement. i also like the bird stickers. hmm we dont have a zombee donuts...but id try a vegan donut for its healthy ingredients... keep purging and live simply.
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you liked the slips! Thank you for the kind rating. Happy Swapping:)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the fun coasters. I think it's funny how people mention drinking tea and coffee a lot, but it's as if no members of this site drink alcohol. :) I think it's because tea is often swapped, but it's still odd. The slips are going right into my jar!
Response: Hello... Thank you for the wonderful rating! I agree about the coffee and tea comment. I think most people aren't offended by those two but often people do not drink alcohol. I was playing it "safe." But I love a dark beer now and then:) Cheers to happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for your thoughtful letter. Update: our house is A-ok the storm did not reach this part of Louisiana. Also thank you for the extra goodies, I love the Winnie the Pooh stickers.
Sounds like you have a fun Fall ahead of you, hope your grandson has a good soccer season and that your vegan treats come out well!
Happy Fall and I hope to have you as a partner again in the future.
Response: Thank you for the lovely message! You're most welcome for everything. Also thanks for the nice rating! I'm so glad to hear your home is safe, that you are safe. Happy Fall to you as well.
Comment: Very fun card. I also like to decorate for Halloween, but I like to do things like having a jar of shark teeth on my kitchen window sill... things that are creepy, but look like they might always have been there. I LOVE vintage Halloween illustrations as well.
Response: Glad you liked the card! Thanks for the rating:) I also love art about Halloween. Etsy has some Very cool Halloween art. Happy Swapping Always---Ramya
Comment: Hi Ramya! I hope you are feeling better since the procedure was done and that your energy level is improving! I can so understand your love of staying home - we get things down but in at a much slower pace, which is great! Thank you for the great share and that goodies - very sweet of you! Hugs and Happy swapping! ;)
Response: Your words of kindness and encouragement are heartwarming! Thank you:) I'm glad you liked the things I sent. Happy Swapping Always---Ramya
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. We found out I am pregnant so it have been a crazy 2 weeks for me getting my doc appointments set up and stuff. Thank you your swap was above and beyond!! I hope you get to visit KS again. ðŸ¤—
Response: What a happy rating message...you are having a baby! So happy for you:) I'm glad you liked the things I sent-Happy Swapping!!! Happy Pregnancy!!! -Ramya
Comment: Hi Ramya! Thank you so so much for the lovely note and the tea/food-themed items. Those labels are going to be a lot of fun to use, and I'm very much looking forward to trying the tea. Thanks for the yoga tips - I'm going to look into a gentle yoga class.
Response: So glad you received my envelope and liked the letter and contents. I do appreciate the rating too. Peace and Joy in all you do... Ramya
Comment: Ramya ~ I received your letter today. . . thank you so much. I love the "Greenthumb Gert card . . . too funny(that's pretty much me. You have beautiful handwriting and I enjoyed your letter. Happy Swapping!
Response: You are so welcome... Happy Swapping Always:)
Comment: Not knowing to expect, I was pleasantly surprised with the magpie journal starting from the cover. I love it, and truly appreciate something that you also enjoyed doing. It made me smile a lot. Thank You! Hope to join in something like this again!
Response: Thank you for such a nice rating! But even more thank you for your kind words:) I was surprised by the fun of this project... so I'm glad you enjoyed my journal. Happy Swapping!