Comment: Hello Anne,
Thank you so much for the lovely Pocket Letter you made with the theme of Thanksgiving. Each pocket clearly expresses the theme of Thanksgiving. I love the colors and papers you used both on front and back. I also love the phrases you used as they speak well of the holiday. Thank you also for the extras you sent along with the Pocket Letter.
Response: What a wonderful comment! Thank you so much! I’m loving the LP swaps and plan to do join more. I appreciate your rating and the heart.
Comment: I love the little patchworky house ATC, Anne. The weather is usually pretty nice here in the fall. I am always grateful for the cooler temps. This week has been gross, though. It feels more like my home state of Massachusetts than the south!
Comment: thanks for the cute gingerbread man! Love it!
Response: I appreciate your kind reminder for the extra gingerbread items, and your grace to make amends! that's what it's all about (swap-bot) it was a very good reminder to keep an eye on the description of the swap. Thank you for your kind rating and heart
Response: You're welcome. I was CERTAIN I had a cricut cartridge with gingerbread on it. I suppose I will find it after the holidays. so I made my feeble attempt and cutting out a shape. I appreciate your rating and the heart. You are kind!
Comment: Thanks Anne!!! What a fun Pocket letter, I love the embellishments you used! The quote is one of my favorites and I especially love the stickers and the brownie recipe, yum!!! I will have to try it soon! I have always wanted to try making homemade brownies, and am glad to have a tried and true recipe to follow! (And I'm sure I can't go wrong with that frosting too... Drool!!) Thanks so much!! :) 💛
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. If you make the brownies and frosting let me know what you think!
Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Response: How very nice of you to say. Swap*bot has become a very important part of my life, and not just my crafting life -- it brings me comfort and joy and a diversion on days when I need to go to my "happy place" -- my swapbot table! thank you very much for the rating and the heart.
Response: you are so kind! thank you. The 5 for 5 swaps are ideal and I think in my 8 months on swapbot, they have really helped me learn the craft of swapping! thank you for the kind rating and heart!
Comment: Super cute Halloween ATC thank you! I totally love the Halloween-y address labels, thank you so much!
Response: I may have mentioned in my note that the 5/5 swaps are some of my favorites. I am venturing into the world of pocket letters and those are fun too! thank you dearly for the rating and the heart!
Response: You are entirely too kind. but thank you. It was a real challenge I thought! You didn't realize until you can't lift your pen off paper, how difficult it is! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: It did arrive a little late for my birthday but that's ok! Cherished just as much-great pocket letter and the choices for the letters-cute embellishments. So fun to swap with someone I really know-thanks also for address labels-its fun to have someone send me some! Thanks for sharing and see you around Swap-Bot! Love Ya Lots!
Response: I was a little worried about that since I was mailing it from *Menagha*! I had so much fun with those pockets. I'm involved in a mini swap right now. I can see why you like doing them! Thank you for the rating and the heart, but most of all for your friendship & love.
Comment: I just love receiving ATC's from you, I love the fact that you put effort in all your art, that speaks volumes. Thanks for the extras, and specially for the kind note. Blessings to you & yours my friend.
Response: You are so thoughtful and kind. ATC has brought us friendship, and for that I will be forever grateful. Thank you for your kind rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks you for such a fun card and the goodies too!
Lucky you, going on a craft retreat. That sounds like so much fun! My husband and son are at baseball this weekend so I'm doing my own sta-cation craft retreat!
Sisters of Holy Crap has the best swaps and swappers going! Join more! They are my favorites!!!!
Response: I'm glad you liked my card -- and it was a lot of fun. The cards I have received are actually more beautiful than crappy but I'll get the hang of it. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Oh-Surprise! Surprise! I hadn't seen how you finished the eyeball card-but I'm sure that was on purpose! Very cute! The little eyeball was peeking out of the envelope when I got it-no harm though-made it even cuter! Love swapping with my buddy and thanks for the extras-I taught you well-Ha Ha!-Love Ya!
Response: ha! you have such good ideas! I'm glad I can copy cat you -- the best form of compliment!
Last weekend was so much fun even if I had a cold. I wanted to add a little extra to your eyeball card! I'm glad they made it to you.
I hope you have a great weekend. birthday Monday~!
thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Perfect! You captured the 4 seasons so well. I'm an independent Stampin'Up! Demo, too.
Response: I had so much fun with that set! we are campers (I probably put that in my note) and have a vintage 1966 Winnebago (camper). it is small but sufficient for my husband and I.
It's good to know you are a SU demonstrator!
thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: THANK YOU and extra ♥♥♥ for the address labels-I am THRILLED to get them
Response: Hi! thank you for your rating and the heart(s)! My dear dear friend who introduced me to swap-bot has made me many sets of labels, and I too appreciate that. so I wanted to spread the happiness! thanks again for the rating.
Comment: What a cute ATC. I love hand drawn / painted ATC's and this one is gorgeous
Response: It has been fun finding out what I can (and cannot -- doing a collage of "stuff" was hard!!!) do. I am having so much fun in swap-bot. My friend got me hooked in February and I have enjoyed every single minute since! thank you for your rating and the heart!
Comment: Wow!! Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies!! These will work well with all of the deco books I have coming up. Such a great swap!! Thanks again.
Response: isn't that the greatest part of these envelope swaps! such a treasure trove of things to use for future swaps and cards! You are very sweet!
I enjoyed putting it together for you and I appreciate your rating and heart.
Response: I showed my donut to a friend and she said it looked like a bagel with cream cheese! And I said," well then it's a bagel with cream cheese and sprinkles! "
I'm so glad you liked it. I had a lot of fun with that one!
Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: I love it she's beautiful! Thank you for such a wonderful ATC.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I am really learning to try new things and be patient as I learn and it has been very therapeutic for me. I can tell when I have been away too long from my ATC and swap crafting area (area - card table!) Thank you for the kind rating.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I had so much fun with this particular sheet of scrapbook paper. It turned into several wonderful projects. It's amazing what we can find if we just keep our eyes open. Thank you for the kind raiting.
Comment: Love the autumn girl ATC. Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I think the September 5 for 5 was one of my favorites yet -- something must have clicked in my brain! and I've received wonderful ATCs in return. Thank you for the kind rating!
Comment: I love your ATC. Love the teacher's expression! Good work! Oh, the extras are awesome - thanks.
Response: I should have sent you my inspiration which was a Norman Rockwell painting. I had a lot of fun drawing it and look forward to more of these type of swaps that have us spread our wings! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you, Annie Lou! What a terrific job you did with your painting...LOVE this little piece of art! And I think these pieces of paper with the Kitty corner cuts are wonderful too...I bet you can make a pinwheel out of them...
Response: I'm tapping into something I really like to do with the water painting!! You're so kind! Thank you for the rating and the heart ❤️!
Comment: Thank you so much for the display-worthy ATC! Lovely hand lettering. Thanks also for the extras that include what I'm sure is a punk mix-tape cut out :-)
Response: How kind of you to say~ My mom was a school teacher and taught penmanship at our kitchen table -- which I loved. My dad had taken some calligraphy back in the old days for business school and he taught me the love of different "fonts" in handwriting. I appreciate your compliment! yes - absolutely a mix tape of PUNK! thanks again
Response: that poor skinny-faced cow. I am trying my hand at painting and of course, a cow isn't something that is going to come natural at all to this city girl. He looked a little emaciated. thank you for the rating.
Response: You're welcome. I think it might be an all-time favorite, but to be honest, I have lots of favorites! I believe I had used the salt background. I need more work on that!
Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Response: You're welcome. I am going to want to work with the salt for future swaps I think. It does give an interesting, although for me at least, very subtle look. I appreciate the rating, and the heart!
Response: Hi Kristy, pink, purple and teal are my favorite colors so it was easy to find pink paper for the background. You're welcome for the extras, people have been so generous with me - I want to share the wealth! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Anne, thank you for my Mermaid ATC, I'm gonna try the salt technique. Thanks for the whimsy jars. Have a great long holiday weekend.
Response: You are so welcome. I liked the way the mermaid turned out even though I would have liked to have had the time to hand-draw you something.
Enjoy swapping with you very much. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks again for creating and including me in swap and for sending to me! You are really good at making ATC's-I like the color(of course) but the design is so elegant and with all the layers! Wonderful! Thanks for the extra goodies too-Thanks for sharing-Love ya too!
Response: To one of my dearest and best friends - everything I do I learned from you, and continue to learn! You are my inspiration. I cannot ever thank you enough for bringing me to the world of swap-bot!
Thank you for the rating and the heart. Can't wait until we can "scrap" together at the end of the month.
Comment: Love the ATC.... thanks for the extras !!!
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart. I think the 5 for 5 might be in my "favorite" category. Each card I make is very similar -- so it makes it easy - but they are also different in some way, shape or form which makes it interesting and fun. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Love love love the cards I got in the keep cool swap. You're a true artist!
Response: You may not believe this, but your comment brought tears to my eyes! thank you for being so kind. It's a little scary to put something out there that I drew or painted, but I'm feeling more and more encouraged. You've made my day. Thank you!
Comment: What a beautiful atc! I'm so honored to have your hand drawn artwork to add to my collection! All the extras were so nice as well, thanks so much!
Response: I have to admit, I was feeling kinda proud of myself! The idea wasn't my own (the mermaid with the seahorse) but the drawing was mine. I think at long last I've done something that blows the socks off my kids. It's so sweet of you to thank me. I'm new at it for sure, but I'm loving every minute of it. Isn't swapbot the best? Thank you for the kind comment, and the rating and heart!
Comment: The card is so cute! and I love the extras, thank you!
Response: When I was younger, my dad took me fishing. He even bought me my own fishing reel. I've always loved to fish (my husband doesn't so I don't get to go often, if at all) and I didn't mind if the fish were biting or not. it's so peaceful. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: What a cute ATC! Poor little guy is jumping right into that net! Thanks also for the extras <3
Response: I fell in LOVE with that paper. I was at a scrap retreat *(I may have mentioned in my note?) and their little scrapbook store (seriously, the town is SMALL and they have a very nice store!) had the paper and the fish stickers! how could I possibly resist? thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Love the Family Reunion ATC! I haven't attended a family reunion in quite a few years...unfortunately my family doesn't have them like they did when I was younger. Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Send some positive energy out in the universe! the second family reunion (mine) is this weekend. There are all sorts of trials and tribulations and my hope is everyone is on their best behavior. It might rain and of course everything we planned is for outdoors. Thank you for the kind rating and heart!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! I've never tried ATCs before. I'm kind of scared... I'm totally jealous of your vintage Winnebago. I hope to get a nice VW camper someday.
Response: when you get your camper, you have to let me know. a VW camper I think is everyone's ideal! out little Winnie is just that - Little. We are looking for something with more room but are just in the "looking" stage. Retirement is on our horizon (4 years out) and we would love to do more traveling. Thank you for your rating and the heart!
Comment: The journal really is pretty. Love the accessories too.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the journal. We have a gift shop at our hospital and it just "jumped out at me!" It's good to hear it arrived safely at your door. I hope you will be able to put it to good use. thank you for the rating!
Comment: I'm sorry this rating took so long. . . I archived this, thinking I'd already rated! I loved both pirate ATCs!! Thanks!
Response: Oh gosh! No worries! I used to worry about ratings so much -- worried my mail got lost or whatever. I have learned to relax. The pirate was fun-- I knew I wanted to get some pirates booty for my grandkids as soon as I signed up, so I could use the bag! I just couldn't stop at one! Thank you for the kind rating!
Comment: thank you for the awesome hanging arrangements and extras!
Response: I thought it was wonderful that they had matching paper! THank you for your kind comments. I had so much fun making that set! it was cool getting the same partner for 2 of the series so I could do that. Thank you for your rating. Means the world to me!
Comment: thank you for the awesome camper and extras! they are fantastic!!
Response: I thoroughly enjoyed these free themed swaps. and we are campers up here in the north -- I think I may have mentioned that in my note? we have a vintage 1966 Winnebago. It is very small but gets the job done. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Who would not smile at flamingos? I mean if i could walk around all day wearing pink head to toe... :( and eat shrimp!) I bet i would see some smiles all around. Thanks for sharing all the joy! <3
Response: they truly are fabulous, I agree. It's a color almost too gorgeous to capture. And those legs! my gosh! thank you for the kind rating.
Comment: Loved the swap you really did a great job.
Thank you so much. Your Swap Pal Brenda Allen
Response: I had so much fun with those cards so I am very happy you liked them. I didn't realize until this swap how abundant the papers and extras (stickers and ephemera) are for coffee and tea! so fun! thank you for the kind rating and the heart!
Comment: Hey neighbor! (Sort of) My labels were missing the 5 in front but I'll throw it on there and it will be all good. :) Its never to late to write. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote her stories later in life at the encouragement of her children. Just start writing! :) Thanks for sharing.
Response: I just Can't believe I did that!!! uffda - and to think I used to check quality for typing in my former job. It seems every day offers a short story subject -- maybe I should start writing it down. Thank you for the kind rating and the heart (and your patience with those labels!)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and all the goodies!
Response: I thoroughly enjoyed the free-themed series and wish I would have stayed up on them (as they continued, but I missed them!) I'm glad you liked the ATC. I probably mentioned that the 'jar theme' has been a favorite for me lately - I just can't get enough! thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Dear Anne, I do agree with your husband....looks good enough to eat! I love bacon & eggs! I'm gonna be using the playcards for my junk journal along with the space kids. Thank you for the extras.
Blessings from Burbank.
Response: What a fun comment! Thank you. I appreciate your kind rating and the heart. I hope we can be partners again some time.
Comment: Such a fun little book! Great first job. I must say though I feel a bit voyeuristic reading the letters.
Are you sure you wanted to part with those special letters? I love the stamps, so crisp and beautiful. Where do people find these gems? Thank you for being a great partner. Let's do it again!
Response: Please see my comment to you on your book/. I could faint!! It's wonderful. the letters I included in my flipbook were copies of the originals and they are from 50 years ago. I hope you just enjoyed the innocence of that time.
I am really hoping to do another flipbook and work on my skills -- but they pale in comparison to you. Let me know.
Thank you for the generous, kind rating!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the fun variety of items you sent. This has been a great swap. 💓
Response: You are welcome! I think these types of swaps are so much fun. At first (in February when I joined) I was so nervous about everything and now I just have fun. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Response: I love Minnesota and it was fun to send a postcard. PC are kind of a lost art. I think I'll start sending them to family -- there is nothing like snail mail, as we all know.
Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the Hollywood flipbook-your used a fold out design which I thought was clever. Mine was more like an accordion with pockets. Love the pretty ribbon to finish off the book!
Response: If you only knew how much I worried and fretted about that! Thank you for your kind rating and the heart. I think flip books are so much fun and maybe with some additional practice, I'll get the hang of it. Thank you for your encouragement!
Comment: thanks for the great atc and extra goodies, I like jars too!
Response: What is it about them that we love so much? Do we reminisce about simpler times? I'm not sure but I'm definitely drawn to them. I am so glad you liked them too. Take care of you. Did I mention in my note, that my granddaughter's nickname that I have given her is "ladybug." just LOVE ladybugs! thanks again for your rating.
Comment: This whole package was just great!!! I love the Fargo card you wrote in, the extras were very nice and most of all, your ATC was just so perfect!!! You captured the Summer of Love. I like the art of Peter Max and you really did a lovely job. Thank you so much. Theresa <3
Response: This was such a great comment to get because I run on the anxious side and I was particularly drawn to this swap and wanted to do a good job. I LOVED Peter Max back in my teenaged years. Your rating is very much appreciated, as well as the encouraging comments. Thank you!
Comment: I am sorry this has taken so long to complete. I went to the hospital for a surgery. There were some issues and I was there five weeks. I loved your card though I didn't respond as I should have.
Response: I am a firm believer that life can get in the way sometimes! Thank you for your rating. I am sorry to hear about your surgery and will send positive thoughts your way. take good care of you, and thank you again.
Comment: This is a wonderful set of cards! I like both the X cards. Sometimes life isn't all flowers and butterflies and ATCs shouldn't be either. It's probably one of my favorite ATCs of all I've ever received. It's honest and sadly, a sign of our times. Isn't that what art should be? Honest?
Thanks again - I'm off to deal with my one X issue. (I've put it off until the bitter end! lol)
Response: Without a moment of hesitation I can tell you that this comment made my day. And I'm surrounded by some pretty awesome people right now---but was feeling a little inadequate in the ATC etc department. So... Seriously! This comment is a gift of positive energy. Best wishes to you. Thank you very much.
Comment: Beautiful ATC! I've never been anywhere on the east coast, St. Augustine, but it looks like you're lucky to get to go there. Love the extra goodies, thank you.
Response: My stepson and his wife live near Orlando and while we don't get to see them nearly enough, we try to get down there at least once a year. It had been THREE years .... so grateful we could go. St Augustine is a great day trip and I love the ocean. Thank you for your kind rating!
Response: It was fun to look through my Halloween stash and pick out just the right stuff FOR YOUR ATC! I appreciate your taking the time to write a comment, and of course thank you for the 5 and the heart!
Comment: What a sweet ATC and I love the word kind-hearted :). Thanks for brightening up my mailbox!
Response: isn't it fun with something about the card just grabs us? I used different words on all 5 cards, so yours is meant for you! I think I should do more crafting with jars because I really do like them, real or paper! Thanks for the generous rating and heart.
Response: I have kind of fallen in love with those jars! I bought the stickers (they're kind of 3D!) at a town about 90 miles from where I live but I'm going there again in a couple weeks. I'm getting MORE JARS! Thank for the kind and gracious rating and the heart.
Response: Thank you for the kind rating. I received such lovely background papers. I was happy to pass them along -- especially the ones that she had "made" herself by embossing, etc. You are so very welcome.
Comment: Loved your new stamp. You made a beautiful atc. Thank you for a great swap. Welcome to swap-bot.
Response: You are very kind and generous with your rating and heart! I appreciate your kind words of encouragement. This has been such a wonderful experience and just this past weekend, my daughter (she's 30) signed up for SB as well! You are so very welcome.
Comment: Thank you for the great collection book page swap! I enjoyed getting 2 colored pages from you plus the extras (Peacocks included!!!!:-)
& I hope you enjoy a lovely 5 💙💚💛❤️💜 rating! Blessings, cc
Response: We share a love of peacocks!! I'm glad you like the pages! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!!
Comment: You are too good to me! Such a wonderful assortment of teal things (and no washi tape!). I'm glad i was "stuck" with you again my special friend. Miss crafting with you. Have a good day-thanks bunches again!
Response: I agree!! Are you going to be around July 1? Should we try for a family fare day?
Thank you for the rating and the heart ❤️ !!
Response: You're welcome. I am pretty excited we have had interest in the swap. The wagon and the herbs on your card I have been saving for just the right thing!!!! I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating. 😊
Comment: I love that you are going for it with the hair!! You only live once, dye the hair! hehe. thanks for the card!
Response: I wonder if there is a way I could post a picture. It's quite interesting! Only one person chose to say nothing when I asked her if she liked it. Otherwise, people have seemed to be very complimentary. enough about my hair.
I'm glad you liked your PC and that it arrived safely. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Such a beautiful card! Thank you so much and for the extras. Great swap :)
Response: Thank you! I appreciate your kind rating and comment. This was a great swap and I look forward to more. This was a tough week, and SB gave me something to focus on that is creative and good and forget the troubles for a while! have a great long weekend, annielou
Comment: Hello Anne, I want to thank you for the lovely handmade notecard. It was a real treat to read your note. I feel like I got to know you. Happy Swapping!
Response: what a lovely thing to say. It's one of the things about swap-bot that has me so hooked. It's like a whole new world of friends has been opened up to me.
thank you for the rating and the heart! :-)
Comment: I really, really appreciate you resending! I love the selection, and thank you for the address labels! That was a pleasant surprise! Thank you for a great swap :)
Response: I want to thank you again for alerting me to the lost mail!! My dear friend who brought to me to swapbot has made me labels a few times and I have really appreciated it! You are so welcome! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Aww, thanks for the love in regards to my profile! You are gonna LOVE it here! I remember just how much I looked forward to checking the mailbox, especially when I first joined! Happy swapping!
Response: Hey Christy! thank you for the rating. I meant every word I said!
as for loving it here -- I couldn't agree more. while it sounds melodramatic, it's kinda "changed my life!"
See you next time!
Comment: Oh My Goodness,Annie! What a wonderful treat that I get to rate you! Love,Love all the teal wonderful goodies you sent me! The hummingbird is just precious-I'm going to hang it on my lamp on my craft table so I can see it everyday! And the angel is a blessing ,too! I'll put that on my Bible that I am coloring in! Such great little things from such a wonderful friend(And a 31 bag to boot!) Thanks so much,sweetie!
Response: Sending to you was a wonderful opportunity to get to express in a little way how much I love you and thank you for the wonderful world of swapbot! We will have so much fun over the next years to come! You are a wonderful friend and soul sister!
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope packed full of happy mail! I adored it! Thank you for resending, I'm very pleased, Happy Swapping!
Response: I am so grateful that you alerted me to the fact that you had not received it. the mail is a wonderful, delightful, and sometimes curious thing! Thank you for the kind rating, especially since the original went missing!
Comment: This is so unique and fun! Absolutely in love with this!!! What brand paper is it?
Response: I'm glad you like it. The paper is by Carte Bella: space academy
The acrylic clear bubbles (space helmet) aren't easy to find but my friend has 100s. I would like to fine a source for those. I think I'll go googling!
Thank you for the rating. ❤️❤️
Comment: Thanks for your note! I see you've been busy. A scrapbook retreat sound like so much fun!
Response: I can get a little carried away! And you'll never guess what I'm doing next weekend!!! The last scrap at my favorite store Friday and Saturday. They hold them once a month. Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Hi Annie ~ Thank you so much for the Abstract ATC! I think you did a great job. And, I loved your note, I also struggled with what I was going to do - I had an abstract painted card but, then I felt I needed to keep adding things which I think made it less abstract. Happy Crafting!
Response: Thank you for the excellent comment and kind encouragement. Swapbot has opened a whole new and wonderful world to me!
Comment: Thank you SO very much for the wonderful package you sent! It was super fun to go through the goodies stuffed inside. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness you put into it. Happy swapping! :-)
Response: you had a fun list of wishes! This was a super fun swap! thank you for the rating and the heart. It means a lot to me!
Comment: Aaaaa! - A little doggie on a bicycle! Tooo cute! - Oh wow - Thank you for all the fabulous goodies- I am SO happy-happy! I love that cute little envie you made. Just adorable. Love everything! Thank you So much - Happy day to you - and - Welcome to Swap-Bot -- Hope you're having a fun time here.
Response: I am having a blast. I just love it. It has been really good for me. Life sometimes needs a beautiful distraction - and this is it. Thank you for the great rating! I'm glad you liked your happy mail!