Response: The button charms were in the same package as the button heart so I'm confused as to why you didn't change this rating from a one. Since it was so long ago I'm willing to resend all the way overseas.. I'm waiting for your address to resend to you. Take care. I see that you haven't been on Swapbot since October 2011. I hope you check your email.
Response: sent late April or 1st week of May. This is going to S. Australia. I'm surprised that you haven't received it yet or responded to my messages. I hope everything is ok with you. This is one of 2 swaps in the same package. Sorry again for the lateness.
Comment: what nice package full of pretties! the pendants are just lovely-the colors on both are wonderful and very "me"! Thank you so much for all your work and thought...no worries about "anything"-i am honored that you created these unique works of art for me and will take great pleasure in wearing them! The extras were sweet & i will def use! I adore the mermaid & other ocean inspired charms too! Loved your letter too-the grumpy pumpkins sound intriguing! I wore your darling winter button brooch several times and always got compliments! You take care & I hope we are partners again someday! Swap hugs! :)
Response: phew! so glad that you loved them!! I have found a new love for polymer clay. Your life sounds like so much fun and great time for crafting. yay you. I'm so glad that you found true love after so many years.
Comment: I got your package today. Thank you for the beautiful necklace and all the lovely extras. Actually I think you have been very brave,lots of people would have got a one and then made a run for it, but you have taken it on the chin and are now making up for it. Good for you. Thank you.xxx
Response: oh my gosh! that means so much to me that you would say that!! I think running after my partners didn't receive anything would be so skeezy. bad swap karma for sure.
So for now I'm doing my best to make up for it.
I'm So Glad that you liked what I made for you. I tried to send or make things according to your profile, I wasn't sure if Egyptian brooch/necklace was the way to go but I liked it, lol.
Comment: I received the box and all I can say is WOW! You went way above on the altering and the contents. I truly appreciate you making this swap up so I am not giving you a 3 (lateness) but a 5 and a heart. For your first altered ciagr box you did a wonderful job! Everything that was included and ALL the extras were great! Funny... I sent the same bookmark as Hope when I sent to my partner! Thanks for doing the right thing and sending. You did a great great job! I LOVE the 1951 Witch pages! I think I may frmae! Thanks again and good job!
Response: awesome!!! I'm so glad that you loved it. I loved it. Be careful with the chain around the image, it's only held on with the brads. Thanks for the heart!! You have been so patient with me, you are sweet and wonderful and l wish that I could give hearts to great swap partners.
No excuses for lateness but I had to make sure that you would love it even though that makes me a horrible partner, but I Promise to be a better partner in the future and not sign up for so many swaps all due at the same time cuz life does happen and obviously I can't cope with too much stuff on my plate. Sorry again about everything. I"m so glad that my box made up for it!!! I'm loving you right now!!
Comment: I know you've been having some rough times so I will rate this again once I receive the frame **UPDATE 4/21/11** Thank you so much for the fantastic frame! It is me in every way...the black lace you used is so pretty!! I have to say that you are the first swapper who seemed to truly have a grasp on my personal style. Even though this was sent a month late, I appreciate your communication throughout this swap. You could have easily ran away from it all. So thank you for that too. I hope things get better for you! Thanks again for everything :)
Response: sorry for all the lateness drama. I'm So Glad you appreciated your package. I truly do feel like we have a Lot in Common. I would love to do a private swap once my life (and late swaps) get settled.
Comment: What a wonderful spoon! I'm so impressed and I just love it! That little Victorian queen is awesome. An incredible package! Thanks so much for all the goodies. I feel like it's my birthday or something. Thank you Karen!
Comment: Wow - it was worth the wait! i got your package today and was so thrilled to see all the "Little Things" - its so awesome - many of the things i don't have! Ribbon - so great and the backings - well let's just say i am really inspired! Can't wait to use them! Thanks again and i hope u are feeling better now!
Comment: Thank you SO much for a WONDERFUL swap!! You did a fabulous job and I love it all! Thank you for the lovely extras as well! *hearts........hearts........hearts........*
Response: wow! cool! So glad you liked it!! This is one of my new favorite crafty things to do thanks to you!!!!!! I was a little nervous by putting so many images on one piece of fabric. I hope you like the black with gold images.
Comment: Wow! Wow! I LOVED the box and all the goodies! It was sooo worth the wait. Thanks so much for it. Really made my day. :D Post Morten pic was a great choice. So very sad, but these pics fascinate me.
Comment: what a pretty pretty brooch! we are going out tomorrow night for my (early) bd dinner, and i think i will wear it! Thank you SO much-you did a great job! I have never had much luck with glue guns...i am kinda impatient & sloppy & always end up getting burned! So good for you to have made friends with yours! and the beachy extras are awesome-i will for sure use them! you are a sweetheart of a swapper-thanks again for being so thoughtful and generous! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved everything! You did an awesome job on the box! =)
Response: I'm so glad that you loved it, it's such a great swap idea!. I hope that they do it again next year (or next week, lol). Hopefully I won't be sick for the next one. Thank you so much for all of your patience! you rock.
Comment: Karen, the clothes pins you sent were so very very lovely! thank you for putting in all that time and thoughtfulness into them. I absolutely ADORE them! And they go perfect with my new bedroom! I will be writing to you soon! xx
Comment: thank you for the lovely package ! i will be sure to put everything [including those awesome paperstock and ribbons] into good use :)
Lizzie Borden is totally cool ! They are not very easily available in singapore and so my collection is still pretty small.
ps : the cute lil bubble speeches totally rawk ^^ am so gonna keep this funky envie.
and sure hope you're feeling much better !
Comment: Thank-you so much for the matchbox I love it and all the extras. The old map page is great and will def get used in my art journal very soon! I also loved the little compass and may keep it in my purse in case i get lost (both literally and metaphorically!!!) and also the little spiders are fab. Hope you feel better soon and thanks for such a fab swap I will use it all. Hope I get you in a swap again! :) x
Comment: Thank you!
2nd response: Wow, I'm sorry if I made you so upset. I rated you based on the SB rules. You let me know what was happening after I PM'd you first. There was no communication initiated by you and you had already clicked the "sent" button after the deadline when in fact, it wasn't really sent. You mailed it after I inquired about it which was a long time after you hit "sent". Again, I didn't mean to make you so upset. I think my rating was fair based on the 1/3/5 rule.
3rd response: Like I said, sorry if I made you mad, but you keep telling me what to do and I don't think attacking me is the right way to go. Karma or not. Thanks again.
Your Response: harsh rating. I had days of dental surgery was in massive amounts of pain and forgot to mail it out. I said I was sorry and pm'd you. It was a Very very generous package especially to make up for the forgetfulness. You just joined swap-bot in March and your already giving out 3's for lateness.... I had Dental Surgery - lots of it. I'm sorry if your paper swap wasn't enough to bring me out of my pain and make me realize that I had a package in my bookbag. Swapbot is supposed to be a fun hobby not a scary reprimand by someone. Now there are 3 of you who are scary members on swapbot that I know of. I wish I could wish you a Welcome but I wish you would just leave and go swap somewhere else.
Response: as everyone can see me and TracyK had a bit of an argument. My fault. My feelings got hurt for the 3 rating. I;d had lots of dental surgery and didn't mail her package on time. It wasn't 2 weeks late or anything, but it was still late. This was a lesson. I;m always really polite, I still can't believe that I wrote this. Lesson #2 never write when on Vicodin if your feelings are hurt. Sorry you guys have to see this.
Comment: Thankyou Karen for the lovely pretty matchboxes, I love all the little trinkets so nice in the C and D matchboxes. Thankyou Karen for the extra goodies, a lovely thought, I love the colours, love jennifer
Comment: my little stampers and my matchbox are lovely! and a huge THANK YOU for the rodeo bookmark and the wonder woman labels!!! your package really made my day, you are very thoughtful and kind, thank you x 1000!!
Comment: Thanks for the package -- the colors are definitely "cool" (although they remind me of northern lights rather than S. Cal.!
And since I have to drive 75 miles to get to a store that sells sleeves I always appreciate those! And the backgrounds are great, too! Since I just started two sentences in a row with "and" you can tell how excited this English teacher is -- Thanks a bunch!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage fan and the card. I love the fan very much. I love the vintage feel of the background and the button. But, just a reminder, we are asked to made the blade to be at least 6 inch in length and yours does not meet the requirement. But I still appreciate your hard work and effort. hearts to you :)
Comment: I really appreciate the matchbox and the your effort to find things on my profile. The beads, the sequins and the charms are very cool! Where did you find the vintage sequins? I love them! I love all kinds of vintage things from the 20's and 30's. I also love the pressed heart on the matchbox, great decoration!
Response: There is a bead store here in san francisco. They weren't even marked as gelatin. they just said vintage. The woman who owns the store warned me of their gelatin 1920's history. If you ever want to do a private swap just let me know.
Comment: Karen! What a great idea for this torture device! I've actually never heard of this one, ever....weird huh? Your right, it would be a gnarly way to die. I'm glad to add it to my collection! I also love the extras, gorgeous and great as usual! Thanks again!
Comment: THANK YOU for the absolutely beautiful matchbox... and all the goodies inside. I appreciate that you took the time to really personalize it to my profile. <3 wish I could give you more hearts!!! Thanks again
Comment: Thanks for the cool cupid shrine :) Although it was pretty late, I am giving you a five because you contacted me within a couple days of the due date and I received it within 2 weeks of the due date.
Response: thanks for your patience. i swear dental pain and vicodin are not a crafty swappers friend. I still am in pain. argh.
Comment: Heya Karen, Wow, just wow! LOVED your matchboxes! And thank you for the papers!!! My boyfriend grabbed the matchboxes from me and went through them before me haha.... got him excited. Loved it, hope you feel better!
Response: Glad you liked em and got them in time for V-day. They were so much fun to make. I had no idea i'd enjoy v-day crafts so much.
Comment: if i could give you fifty hearts i would. this is the most intriguing bit of mail i've ever gotten. everything is exactly what i would have put into a box for myself
Response: Yeah!! I mean... it was such a cool freakin swap I couldn't resist to make it extra curious. I'm really glad you liked it. I can't wait to receive mine. I hope you liked the charms. I tried to make it profile based as well.
Comment: Thanks for the bookmark and nice note Karen. I love the bookmark and you did a fabulous job on the tassel. I'm impressed!
My dad grew up in your city and I used to visit my grandparents there all the time. What's the name of that street that goes straight up the hill? I loved going up and down that street until I was driving a car with manual shifting.
Happy thoughts - Carol (twinb)
Response: Are you referring to Lombard street. The really crooked one or Filbert Street (a seriously scary steep street). I'm always afraid the car will tip over end over front, lol. I"m from Texas the land of flatness. It's been 17 years and I'm still not used to them.
Comment: I loved the package you sent me, including the awesome vintage Halloween serviettes, the air mail envelopes and the beautiful Caspari cards, just to name a few. A belated thank you very much! :)
Comment: awesome hun love the cookbook garlic.teddy bears address labels, teddy bear book marker, bag of stickers awesome swap hun love it all.snowflake sticky notes, swap bot pc and the ca pc as well awesome u should get 5 heart for all this. thanks
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely matchbox! I like the pin back button that was inside of it a lot. Also, I love the paper you used on the outside...very nice. Thanks for a lovely swap!
Response: I'm So Glad that you liked it.
You have a really cool profile and seem like a lot of fun. I tried to include things that matched your profile and likes and dislikes. Luckily we like a lot of the same things. Thanks for the 5 and a heart. I promise to be on time in the future.
Comment: Ms. Karen! I am so lucky to be the recipient of so many of your ATCs!! This one is my most favorite of all. I love the creeptastic image you used and the fabric over it!!! Its fang-tastic! Also, I got a kick out of the 'hexmas stickers having goth potential' LOL!!! THanks so much for everything!
Comment: I LOVED my package!!! I can truthfully say I WILL use everything in it!!! Well, I might jealously hoard the beautiful glitter paper.....and touch it every now and then....I know, I know, I have a problem, lol! THANK YOU!
Comment: Recieved today! The ant cut out is neat. I love the ATC. Like you said, the invasion of ants demolishes the beauty of the original art work. You definately have a great imagination. I love it, thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for the great envie and for being honest. For future reference, please have your packages weighed at the post office. We had to pay $1.25 to get this from the post office (hehe, but it was worth it!!)
Response: OMG!! I will send you the price in postage. I am SO SORRY. I thought if that ever happened they would send it back to me or something. I will pm you to make sure you know that I will reimburse you.
Comment: Karen! Yes you did send to me your 2nd ATC!!! How neat that you got to send to me again!! Thanks so much for the Crow/Raven card, I LOVE it!!! Definitely going in my collection to share!! Thanks also for the spider stickers and Edward Gorey PC!! Your rockin! Hope to see you again swappin in the future!! ♥
Response: I loved making this ATC. I try to pay attention to profiles when I send out extra's. It helps that we have a lot in common (music, movies, interests, etc). I hope to receive a swap from you someday, can't wait!
Comment: What an awesome package- This has restored my faith in how awesome a swap can be. I love the book cover- you did a beautiful job making it.
Response: Wow, Thank you!!! I knew you liked cute and skulls so I tried to follow that. Occasionaly I get a package that renews my faith in swapbot. They are few and I'm trying to figure out how to find the really cool swaps with really cool people.
Comment: I'm so glad I am the recipient of your second ATC ever! Its adorable and this vintage image of the cat in the pumpkin is one of my favs! I'm glad you are having fun doing ATCs, watch out, they are addicting! Thanks for the extra stickeers too!
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card stickers, and candy what a lovely suprise in my mail box. I agree with you that Halloween can be both Creepy and Delightful. That's what I love about it. It is one of my favorite Holidays to celebrate. I have the apartment decked out with autumn leaves, pumpkins, and skeltons. It is so much fun every year. I wish you a Great Autumn and a Halloween filled with Magic!
Comment: Hi, Karen...
Thank you so much for all the great stickers!! I love the little Halloween bag they are in, and the stamped halloween images you used on the outside of the envy (big pumpkin, spider web, etc..) are really lovely!! Thanks for a lovely swap...