Comment: I LOVE your letter - you totally made my day! You are funny and "real," if that makes sense - and it sounds like we really have lots in common! Thanks so much for the great read... I'll be writing back soon. : )
Response: thank you :) Can't wait to hear back from you!
Comment: Thank you for the advice and the cute Beatles card you wrote it on. It is ironic because my boyfriend and I were just talking about watching Captain Phillips.He had been listening to a program that was explaining how Tom Hanks and the other actors were not allowed to meet before filming. The producer wanted it to be as authentic as they could. I think there is so much neat information behind this film and I love when films are based on true stories. I can't wait to see it. =)
Response: I did not know that- but it makes sense! I hope you like it!
Comment: I love your book so much, you have my love of quotes, you have some great ones in there. I love the colour, the painted pages, the honesty in what you say, it's all wonderful. I'm so glad we did this swap :-)))
Response: yay :) glad you liked it... I wanted to paint more pages, but the paper was so thin...
Comment: OMG! This swap was soooo much fun! I have already eaten most of my candy (no surprise there!) You gave me so much stuff its hard to even mention it plus some of it is unmentionable! Haha! Shhhh....its our sinful secret=) Love it! Cant wait to swap with you again!
Comment: Everything arrived in perfect condition - nothing was bent or broken! Love all the envelopes - what a great selection - I will have a lot of fun using these whether I end up making an envelope journal, a Kawaii journal, or just hoard them! And thank you so much for all the extras you included - you sure did spoil me! Thank you for a wonderful swapping experience! My package to you will go out SOON! Thanks again!
Response: I'm really glad you liked everything, and that none of the papers got bent. I wasn't sure what the best way to send them was lol.
Oh, and thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Some of the goals are the same as mine lol and you do have a real job ;P Just not FT.
Response: Well, I define a real job as one with health benefits that pays enough to support myself. Even if I subbed every day, it doesn't make enough money, and there aren't any benefits.. and come summer, I will be unemployed :(
Comment: Love, love, love your journal....I've only read a few pages (yet!), but it's really great, and I can see the effort you put into it! I sent my journal to you, media mail, so it may take a few more days! Thanks for this great swap!
Response: Oh, I'm glad you got this! I struggled with this journal more than normal... IDK why, but I wasn't feeling that creative, and every page seemed to turn out to not look like what it looked like in my head lol, so I'm glad you liked it :)
Comment: Thank you! I love the letter and the stickers. I couldn't wait to open it so I read it in the car in front of the UPS Store where I have my mailbox. :) Thank you and I will be writing back soon!
Comment: You wrote about more in this letter than you've told me haha There's a crockpot iphone app that I use once in awhile. I got some diddl at Toysrus a few years ago but I don't like it so I probably gave it away LOL
Response: haha, I had some diddl paper a couple years ago that I gave away too. its not that cute LOL.
of course I told you more in the letter... I didn't wanna repeat myself, so I made sure to not tell you twice haha
Very nice Book of Treasures. I love every page. The cover is delighful, I have always said that about woman! Thanks for making such a nice book for me. Your choice of papers is absolutely divine! GREAT book! Thanks again!
Response: Glad you liked it :) I loved that vintage paper too LOL
Comment: Thank you so much for your journal! I got it today and read it as I opened it lol. If this, as you say, is not your best effort - then holy smokes you must make the most awesome journals known to man! Your journal is so well made and fun and mine is welllllllll kind of boring. It was a lot of fun doing this swap with you and I hope we can do it again sometime!
Response: awww thanks lady! yours was NOT boring though! i loved reading it! :)
Comment: i loved doing this swap! your atcs are very cute! i think the ribbon background was really creative, and i love the initial ATC! thanks so much for doing this swap with me! until next time! xx, jess
Response: thanks for the heart :) glad you liked them :)
Comment: Thank you SO much for this wonderful journal experience. I love that you made the journal yourself and there is so much variety and personality in it. I appreciate all the work you did on it. I can only hope to someday be able to make such a journal.
Response: I'm really glad you liked it even though it was far from perfect.. I enjoyed experimenting :) thanks so much dear! :)
Comment: Thank you, I love the postcard & bookmark.
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the heart! I responded to your PM as well, and not sure how long you want or whatever, but anything due in April is a shoe-in. Aside from that, we'd have to work out a due date LOL.
Comment: Thank you so much for spoiling me Sara! I love the deco tape (what a surprise!) and I actually love the little charms you sent. So cute!! Also thank you for the loose stickers, etc. Love it all~
Response: aww you're welcome. Thanks for the heart. Glad you liked everything.
Comment: adorable, simply adorable....gave you a heart cause it's a critter...thanks so much
Response: haha!! thanks... I *tried* to draw a groundhog, but I was told it looked like a beaver... I thought it looked like a gopher... ahhh well... I am glad you thought it was cute. thanks for rating so quickly and for the heart :)
Comment: This is the 1st e-mail swap I have done. I have to say I really enjoyed your e-mail. I love the happy hall. Jimmie Hendrix, legend. I hope that all your wishes for 2010 come true. I am going to try that recipe. It sounds so good and cheesy.
Response: Thanks :) And that recipe is soooooooo good!!!!!
Comment: Well, this was the very FIRST journal swap that I have participated in, and honestly I didn't know what to expect, so, it was pretty EASY for you to exceed my expectations! LOL. Just teasing!
Still Reading ... over and over. A constant source of pleasure! Thanks again. 2 I & B
Ruby ... I LOVE IT !!! Read through it in short order. Many pages have been re-read already and I'm likely to re-read it many times. I can definitely see your experience, not just in journaling, but, in LIFE coming through. You have set the bar high for me.
Thank you for a wonderful and artistic look into your life.
Style, Grace & Beauty!
Response: awww, sweet. although you can't even be nice without teasing me first. damnit, I think you might have gotten that habit from me. LOL. xox. *sniff*
Comment: Thank you for the kind letter and memos! I will write back, but it may take a bit... I'm going on vacation tomorrow for a week! (so I should hopefully have some exciting things to write about when I get back) :]
Response: thanks for rating :) it will be great to hear back from you--- and whenever you get a chance is fine :)
Comment: That was HILARIOUS!! PS I love the gel you got me (I was almost out of the stuff I had :) ) The firefighter was AWESOME!!! I showed my friend and we started laughing our butts off. My boyfriend just shook his head. The straws are great! Thanks soooooooo much!!!
Response: Aww I'm glad you got a kick of it! Haha, I figured you could make the girls use the straws for a girls night LOLOL. Glad you liked the other stuff too :)
Comment: Thanks so much for a super package, i totally love everything. The piggy is in my bedroom now added to my pig family, lol. Oh i can't wait to have some maple syrup, again thanks so so much xxxxxx
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked :)) I used to collect pigs too, I was tempted to go back and get one of those for me hahaa
Comment: What a fabulous package!! So many wonderful things. WAY above and beyond!! THANK YOU!!! You are a great partner to swap with Sara!!
Response: ha, I just emailed you to let you know it should be arriving today :P Thanks for rating and I am glad you liked what I sent..... I'd love to see what you do with that yarn... it was so soft, lol. Thanks :)
Comment: Wow! What an AMAZING journal! I haven't even had time to read all of it, but I'm just amazed! Thank you so much for an awesome journal! I really look forward to sitting down to read it! Thanks so much for the private swap!
Comment: Wow! What an incredible package! I'm so glad that I opened it up in front of my computer because I'm now so buried in goodies that I can't get up! I love everything you sent, especially the "Doodle" book and the clothes pins. Oh, and the gorgeous dragonfly pin. And the "laugh" sign! It made me laugh out loud. I've got the CD on right now (so fun!) and next I'm breaking into the chocolate almonds. And one of my cats is trying to figure out where the goodies she can smell are.
Response: awww I'm really glad you liked everything :) some of those were thrift store finds, so even though your profile said that was fine.. i was worried ;) i almost ate that chocolate myself LOL
Comment: Your package truly made me smile! Not only does the book sound like a fun read but your handcrafted note was wonderful to receive as well as the personalized labels--those were especially just too cute!! Sorry that you had such difficulty discerning my personality from my profile though. I guess I need to work on it a bit. But, thanks so much again--you're really too sweet...: )
Response: it wasn't that I didn't learn anything about your personality :) it was just that I couldn't find anything that would make a good graphic on a label LOL. my handcrafted note? :) sounds so fancy that way :)
Comment: Thanks for the survey, and the funky notecard! Some interesting and difficult questions there...I'm going to wait till I get all the surveys before mailing them back, OK? I'm fascinated by how the questions people ask can tell as much about them as their answers...
Response: I agree... I was thinking the same thing about the questions I received... :)