Comment: Sorry to rate a "3", but the item you sent was not "altered art" per the swap requirements. (See the personal message I've sent you for further information)
Response: So sorry you did not feel I met the requirements for the swap. I dispute this rating. I've not been on swap-bot but the item I sent was a heart shaped pillow with an antique skeleton key. I met every requirement for the swap. You should re-read the swap and photo you posted. I've not gone thru all of my msgs. to hunt what you may have written. I dispute the three. I met every requirement.
Comment: Thank you for the pin and s&p shakers. Love them. I put them in the spots that I like and you would never believe he just doesn't seem to notice the change as he used too. Maybe old age. Although he says he is going to stay young like one of those macho men. Oh well. Thanks again, Love them. Shirley
Comment: I got it today! Wow, what a great ornament! I love all the stuff you put on it. ~~~~~Edited: I received the second package today. That is really beautiful! Thanks so much! I'm sorry that you had so much trouble getting this swap done but I sure appreciate both the items. The flower ball is going to be hung up in my craft room so I can look at it all year.
Response: I'm so happy it arrived- you have another one on the way. --Edited: I have new faith in the USPS ;-) I'm so glad you like the flower ball as well. Happy New Year and look forward to swapping again with you in the future.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the wishes inside.The owls remind me very much of the ones on our walls growing up in the late 70's, early 80's.
To answer your question, yes, our family does take part in the medieval recreations. We're part of two groups, and I teach for both of them once a month.
I do apologize for the late rating, I honestly forgot.
Comment: Just got my package yesterday- I can't wait to open it!! (Seriously, I'm more excited about opening these gifts than any others!!) I know I'm going to love everything, but I'm going to force myself to wait til closer to Xmas. (Ya, we'll see how *that* goes...willpower is not my strong suit!) ;)
Response: 12/03/11 I was so happy that you were my partner!
Comment: Okay, call me weak... I waited for days, and couldn't wait another. The pkg's kept taunting me...saying oooopen us. I absolutely 100% adore everything. The gnome guy is fabulous. And Yay!! I Love the Gnomino. I've never had one before. Love the gargoyle-he's scary fun. The journal is beautiful and the notecards are awesome. Thank you so much for such a Wonderful package of me goodies. Happy holidays to you and yours. Hugs, Sandy
Response: I'm so happy you like everything and thank you so much for the kind comments. Hugs and Happy Holidays to you as well.
Comment: Thanks for the swap Joanne, I can't wait to open it all...it will be hard to stay away from it...I will come back later for the rating :)Big thank you to you, I love what you sent me and it is so sweet you thought of my children. Merry Christmas to you,
Response: 12/03/11 I really hope you like what I sent (((hugs))) Edited: I'm so happy you like what I sent and I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely advent gifts..I *love* the russian doll/matroyshka goodies and the flavoured Starbucks coffee sachets! x Hope that you & yours are enjoying the festive season! :-)
Response: 12/03/11 I really hope you like what I sent (((hugs)))
Comment: Thanks very cute! GREAT extras too! I LOVE the tags!
Response: I'm glad it was received- I really wish that I could have made you a lovely witch ornament. You are sweet to rate so high on something that is not much on your profile. Did not know those little pieces of paper are called tags. My age is showing...I call them tiny pieces of scrap paper I don't know what to do with. :P Happy Halloween!
Comment: Stephen LOVED the Nightmare Before Christmas book! We read the postcards with interest (did you know he memorized the names on the war memorial near our summer home so "someone would remember" the names of the boys who died in the earlier wars? Loved the vintage patriotic card!). I will enjoy sharing the recipes in the wonderful family cook book. Blessings to you in the New Year, and thanks again and again.
Response: 12/03/11 I really hope you like what I sent (((hugs))) 12/28/11 I LOVE having you as a partner for swaps..The cookbook is great. I always enjoy having you as a partner.
Comment: Thank you for the books and cards. Lamb looks interesting, and I'm sure it'll be a good read. Hope all is better on your end.
Response: 09/07/11 I'm pleased the package arrived and you take an interest in Lamb. It's a good read--especially coming from an Atheist. :-)
Package was sent today. 08/15/11
Again, I apologize for the delay.
Response: 09/07/11 I'm so happy you received the package I sent. I wish the best to you and yours.
Re-send was sent today 08/15/11first class mail. My apologies for the delay in re-send as well as the first ATC not received on your end.
Comment: Oh my goodness....I honestly can't thank you enough times for the AMAZING parcel you sent me!!! WOW! I'm totally in awe of everything! I have never seen such beautiful fabric (can't tell you how much I love it!), the cello bags, ribbons...just everything. And I laughed for a VERY long time at your shrine of a certain president! LOL! I can see why it's a best-seller! :D Thank you so much for everything, I really hope happier times are coming your way soon Joanne. You're the best!!! xxx
Response: I'm so glad the parcel arrived safely and you like the contents. Good ole' Dubya never looked so sexy huh? :-)
You're more then welcome and I appreciate your patience and kind words. xo Joanne xo
Comment: WOW! What a spectacular package of goodies! I loved everything... especially the chopstick rests (awesome!) and the bath salts (great scent.) The jar is the perfect color/style for my bathroom, too. Bonus hearts and hugs for the pig mold. Thanks so much for sending such a profile perfect package! <3 <3 <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. I think the scent was nice too. I'm forever on the lookout for little piggies for you ;-)
Comment: Oh my, you made me so happy with the Day of the Dead crafts, the milagros, Frida charm and paper goodies. THANK YOU!!! I've heard of shrinky dinks - it's great to see them, they're very cool. I hope we can do a one to one swap some time - that would be fun! =)
Response: So cool that I received your package today as well. The Frida shrine made my day! Absolutely open to a one on one swap. So glad you like what I sent- and thank you for the kind words.
Comment: Thank you sooooo much, I love the magnet, lovely stamp you used. I stuck it on my fridge right away! Oh and all the goodies are just so generous of you! The shrink plastic is begging me to come play, and all the Dia de los Muertos stuff is just awesome. Wow, thanks again, and thank you for joining my swap!
Response: I'm so pleased you like everything- I was tickled when I read you love Day of the Dead stuff- just happen to have a few items in my stash ;-) Thank you for the great swap!
Comment: WOW You out did your self I love everything I'm amazed at you talent My grand daughter is going to love her ornaments I'll have to make her her own little tree. I'm so blessed Thank you so much.
Cristal aka Holly Days
Response: How sweet of you- I'm glad you like the ornies and I like to make the felt ones. So easy to make while watching a rented movie with my son.
Comment: wow WoW WOW....I love my altered Frida book, you did an excellent job on it! The stickers in Spanish are great! I really love it and thank you so much for making such a beautiful book, I will treasure it always. Thank you too for angeling the "big fat stuffed envelope" swap! I will put your name on my page as an angel. Very sweet of you, I loved all that you sent with that as well! HUGS!
Response: I'm glad it arrived and you are pleased with the book. I'm sorry that you were flaked on @DanaJeanWard
She must have fallen off the planet :P
Thanks for hosting a great swap and I look forward to more ;-)
Comment: Thank you so much for my felt ornaments, I love them!! Like you, I too like things a little off center, so your ornaments are right at home in my studio. I especially love the magnet!! Hearts galore for you!
Response: I'm so glad you like them and they arrived safely and you found a special place for them. Happy Valentines to you and yours!
Comment: Joanne! LOL. You and I would get along perfectly in person! Your note just cracked me up about the butt ugly doll keychains!!! Thanks so much for the hand drawn ATC! I don't draw well so I like it when I receive hand drawn ATCs! Funny, I still haven't seen the series but I've read a lot about it. I really can't say thanks enough for all the extras;) Are these like an angel for the one I got flaked on in my profile? I'd sure like to give you credit for it? I still don't get notifications for anything from SB so please PM me and let me know if all these wonderful extras you sent are for that swap! PS, how did you make the indentions on the DOTD aluminum? I'd love to learn! Thanks so very much!
Response: Glad everything arrived safely. You have to see the series when you can. AMC did a rerun of the series last night and I think again tonight as a two day marathon. Yes, the extras are for a profile "Angel" Iâ€™ll PM more info.
Comment: I LOVED the ornaments. If I could give you more hearts I would ! You are more than welcome to use my ornament idea !!! Happy Holidays !
Response: Yeah- when I was making them, my daughter asked for them as large pillows so I'm egg-xhausted (Very corny but couldn't resist!) Glad you like everything and you have an awesome family tradition.
Comment: Oh my where to begin! I loved everything, the magnets were great and on my fridge already, my grandsons love playing with them. Everything is perfect. very unique bottle opener,enjoyed your wrapping each thing and your letter. very nice, also put ornament on my tree. thanks again so much. look forward to swapping with you again:) Oh yea walking dead, I adore Deputy Grimes I fondly call him Deputy Hottie! Cole
Response: Wow- way to go USPS for getting that to you so fast. I'm glad you like everythingThe thrift store I shop at is awesome and I love the themed packages. Too funny, Deputy Hottie ;-) He has some sexy in him for sure.True Zombie killer of the year!
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable cherry atc's...They were so cute and I love cherry things!! the vintage cards were lovely, also...Smiles, Beth
Response: I'm glad they arrived safely- My son actually "designed" one of the ATC's saying the stems on his were more natural. It was a fun swap and my son is getting more and more interested in artistic things- win-win! Thanks for the rating and Happy Holidays.
Comment: Received today thankyou- i decided to open one parcel now and opened the ones with the gift bags- they are great and just what I've been looking for for wrapping up some fudge for presents! I really love the matroiska doll card too! Thankyou so much I look forward to opening the others on Christmas day.
Response: I'm glad the package arrived safely, especially in all the bad weather you have been having. Thanks for the rating and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Stunning! I absolutely love it! Thanks for such a gorgeous ornament Joanne : )
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and didn't get buried under all the snow you have been blessed with ;-) I think I put the deck of Dubya's playing cards to good use. Glad you like it and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the card and especially the greeting. If I were to recommend a film to anyone it would be "pray the devil back to hell". It is a documentary, but it is incredibly inspirational, and all original film, no acting.
Response: Wow- that documentary won allot of awards! Thank you for the suggestion, I'll put it on my "movie" list. The theatrical trailer alone was moving. I'll look for it this weekend. Thank you.
Comment: Thanks so much for you card. I was so nice to get a card that had a thoughtful note inside plus a postcard! You made me day when I read it. I would absolutely love the bottle caps if you'd be interested in sending them to me! Thanks again for being a great swapper.
Response: Gotta look out for the significant others in here ;-)
Glad the card arrived safely and thanks for the rating. Happy holidays
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card. It's nice of you making the gifts for your love ones. And I'm with you, Christmas should be stress free. I'm so glad you think Disco Rocks because my husband says that I'm the only one in the world that think so =D. Happy Holidays!
Response: You are welcome. Disco is very much alive- especially at the nightclubs along the Riverwalk. The Bee Gee's blasting away ;-) Thanks for the rating and happy holidays as well.
Comment: Now that's a Burtonesque ornament! You captured the Oogie Boogie at his stitched-up, over-stuffed best (decked out in green for Christmas?) and still made him lovable enough that my daughter immediately claimed him (and recognized him, I might add. Her favorite part was 'all those stitches around his mouth!') Thank you for a great ornament/toy.
Response: I'm glad your daughter likes the lil guy. I chose the green due to the scene where Oggie sings the Oggie Boogie song. Thank you for the rating and happy holidays ;-)
Comment: Thank you SO much for sending such a generous and profile perfect package of presents... even the packaging was related to my profile. WOW!!! :-) While I cannot rate multiple hearts, I can offer you a high five, a standing ovation, and a heartfelt SB hug!!! Opening your wonderful gifts, every morning, for twelve days was so much fun... and your contributions to my winged pig and chopstick collections made my heart sing! This was definately one of the best swaps I received this year. Thank you SO very much!!!
Response: I'm glad you like what I made/chose for you. What a great heartfelt thanks ;-)
I really like profile related swaps. Hope your Holidays were fab. and Happy New Year.
Thank you for the wonderful snowman and Cristmas tree Dotees! I like the size, they are perfect for hanging on my mantle, mine are not always really small either. Also thanks for the kind words regarding my late husband.
Response: I'm so glad they arrived safely Julia and thank you for the rating. Happy Holidays to you and yours as well.
Comment: Wow, what an awesome lovely package!
You made my week. The tin is perfect and beautiful, it has a place of pride on my desk. The hand painted skull is the best one I've ever received, beautiful workmanship. Thank you so much. I love everything.
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and you like everything I made. What an awesome compliment ;-)
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Joanne, I love this altered tin ornie! Great colors, embellishments, especially love the medal and the fact that you took care to do the back too! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you like it- they were fun to make. I went in between the Altoids tins which had 4 areas (both inside and outside) then went to sardine tins. Man were the neighborhood cats happy with me :-) I also have enough Altoids to last me a life time too! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: What an adorable parcel, you did an amazing job. I love the box, I'm going to keep all my little Frida goodies in it. The shrine is awesome and the box with little birds is gorgeous and the decorations and cards. All fabulous. You deserve way more hearts. Thanks soo much.
Response: Wow- that arrived faster then I imagined. WTG for both postal services ;-) I really did enjoy making everything and I'm so glad you like it all. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Joanne thanks so much for the postcard I rec'd this afternoon Oct 27 I love the butterflies and the Katherine Hepburn postage stamps Linda
Response: You are more then welcome my friend. I went to a craft store this week and thought of you with your love for butterflies. *wink* I have something in mind for you ;-) Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card! And I totally agree with you...who wants to get a package of thoughtlessness?
Response: I received a card from another partner that really dislikes a rating without even a comment. I can understand that frustration as well. Thank you for the rating and I'm glad you like the card ;-)
Comment: My princess thiks you are the bomb she took to that blanket so much she let it touch flat rabbit and nothing touches FR becuz he is her baby but she let that blanket share FR space so I think you are the bomb as well ty so much for thinking of her and yes Doxies are to die for
Response: I'm so glad your baby likes her blanket- I couldn't resist making something for her- she sounds so adorable. Thank you for the rating and xoxo to your lil' Princess.
Comment: Hmm, yeah, I don't know what song it is. Which one is it? But cool postcard! Thanks
Response: Kanye West Love Lockdown- My son tried it on Sir Mix Allot on 'Baby got Back and "Butt" translates from German back to English as pistons. If translated from Dutch to English, Sir mix-a-lot translates to The lord mix a destiny ;-) I thought this swap was awesome! Thank you for the rating.
Response: I just love graffiti art- and I'm fortunate to live in a city where MOST is appreciated and left alone, hence the photos. I'm glad you like the work displayed around here and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies. I just bought a package to make Halloween cupcakes they will look great with the picks on them.
Response: I'm so glad it arrived and you like the contents. Funny, I made some cupcakes this week and was told by my son that neither he nor his friends would eat any- I made them anyway and of 24 I got zero ;-) I guess this is better for me anyway. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the little robot that arrived yesterday! It was very cute with her little wires going everywhere
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and I will have to tell my kids the owner/recipient called it "cute" Both of my kids think Dotee dolls are creepy ~ For that, they each get one for Christmas ;-)
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: thanks for sharing joanne..i thought this was such an interesting and personal swap.
Response: I enjoyed the swap too. I'm looking forward to receiving letters from my other partners. Very understanding participants and respectful. Extra stars for the coordinator. She did quite well. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I got the package and it was in perfect shape, the postal workers weren't too brutal =)
The shrine is great, it's so special that it is in memory of your loved ones.
I'm looking for a special spot to hang it in my house =)
I wish I could give you more hearts!!!
Response: My son, mother and brother would be honored~ I'm glad it arrived safely and thank you for your kind comment and rating.
Comment: I love the birdhouse as well as the note on how to make a bird feeder! The whole package made my day! Thank you SOOO much!
Response: These swaps worked out great. You are happy and I saved some $$ on shipping~2 birds 1 stone.
I'm glad you like the bird house. I love to watch birds and supply them with items to make their home. Again, thanks for the rating.
Comment: I LOVVVED my package! I am smiling ear to ear! I can't wait for my husband to get home so he can see what you sent him as well! Check my blog out coming up to see my (FINALLY) finished cork project! I loved all of it, I could go on and on and on, best package I have gotten so far!
Response: I'm glad it arrived and I can't wait to see what you've created with the cork. Thanks for the rating Dana. ;-)
Comment: I love that you found the Day of the Dead bit in the middle of that mess of things that make me happy. And thank you for the ornament! I'm setting up an Ofrenda display at work and it will be perfect in it!
Response: You're welcome and hope your Ofrenda comes out beautifully. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: OMG! I can`t tell how much I loved this package. It was the best package EVER. Thank tou so much for the R2D2 (he`s my favourite character of Star Wars) and for the stickers. Extra hearts for you!!!
Response: Yeah- it finally arrived! I thought you would like it- your profile indicated you love Star Wars =D
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC's they are lovely. They are both so different but so cute, the cupcake one made my daughter go aww. I love the way the ribbon and lace you have used on the sepia one adds to the aged effect. Love them x
Response: I'm so glad you liked them and from what I can tell, cupcakes are quite popular. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you SOOOO much for the nice cards!!! I think your initial instinct was correct - I think naked means written on, no envelope. I could be crazy though. The cards are super-awesome. I need to stop by our art museum and get some more art ones for sending also!
Response: Yeah- I'm glad you like the card(s)
Sometimes a FUBR works out well =D
Thank you for the rating and hope you have a great weekend.
Comment: Hi, I feel honoured to receive your first attempt at ATC's!!! I'm sure it wont be long until your addicted to them!!! I really did like them all, drawing isn't easy its taken me years and I'm still not great but keep at it and you'll get there. I cracked up at what you wrote on the back of them as well lol xo :)
Response: I'm so glad they arrived ~ My humor is a little dry and usually involves four letter words but I'm certain that's exactly what Elizabeth would have thought if not said =D Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the letter! I enjoyed reading your story, and I hope that you continue to be happy with your atheism. I've been wanting to see Religulous for a while now and haven't gotten around to it, but I think I will move it to the top of my Netflix queue.
Response: I'm glad the letter was received and enjoyed. Although not quite heart worthy , I appreciate the rating and I do hope you enjoy Religulous~ I love Bill Mayer.
Comment: I actually knew someone who believed that 'god' put the dinosaur bones on Earth to test his followers' faith. Apparently if you believe strongly enough in someone who punks you like that, you get to meet Ashton Kutcher when you die! hey, did I just invent a religion?
I may start worshipping Raptor Jesus, he seems plausible! :OD Love it!
Response: Really? Ashton Kutcher- sign me up and where do I send my tithing? Glad you liked the uh, em- card and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Loved it, especially the owl and the nice letter! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad you liked the owl. The day after I sent your package, I saw a plastic bakugan cup and I thought about your son and wished I had waited just 1 day to send. But still, I'm glad it arrived and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Yea, I don't see a fish in that art work either. Thank you for the odd postcard.
Response: Some "art" is too funny. Abstract goes way over my head- Joan Mitchell is a prime example with Ladybug. I mean really, I could see a half dozen epileptic ladybugs falling in paint then having a seizure on canvas but for Mitchell to intentionally create that- WTF? I'm glad you received the card and thanks for the heart.
Comment: I just love the package you sent me. It is wonderful I'm not sure I want to hang it outside, though. My husband suggested I get a fake bird with some eggs to put in it and hang it inside. It's too pretty to set outside. Again, thanks for a wonderful package.
Response: That's a very cute idea! Never even thought of that =D
I'm so glad you liked the package, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: You were right, it was utterly perfect. I think what caught me was the fact that it appeared the angel was providing comfort to Jesus. This brings out his own humanness. I truly loved it. To think you have had it for so long and it reached me just when I needed a boost. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. I just knew it was right for you. Thank you for the heart and I hope you have a great weekend.
Comment: Thank you for your package! This is my first swap and it's going well. Great postcards and some beads, charms and ribbon for any extra projects or for trying new things. I am on postcrossing.com. I have no self control on that site. I'm hoping to practice some self control on here :) That's the plan anyways. I use the same id on postcrossing. I do many RR and tags. Have you tried checking out Half Price Books for postcard books? They have great prices. I've never heard of Vision Works or changingworld, so I will check those out. I have gone to Pmegranate site and seen their clearance items. I've gotten so many books at Half Price books that I haven't bought any postcards yet on their site. Here's my userid on postcrossing:
Thank you again!
Response: I'm so glad you like your package Debbie and yes, I LOVE half price books- another good place is half.com
Music, DVD's, books!!! A part of ebay and great deals too! I'll look you up on post crossing too! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the startling postcard photo of Lawrence of Arabia. He is one of my heroes. I will put your book suggestions on my library reading list for the summer. So nice to meet you on swap-bot.
Response: I was so happy after I read your profile I had a card I thought you would like. Hope your day is great.
Comment: Hi Joanne Thank you for the Envie... one thing you forgot was the name of the swap. I usually have at least 10 in my sent and 10 I'm doing.... Thanks for everything!
Response: I'm pleased you rec'd the pkg. *After* I received my pkg. I then realized it was important to add the info pertaining to the swap. I hope it wasn't too much of a hassle. Have a great evening. ^-^