Comment: This just showed up today.... with a postmark of Jan 22!! Oh letter, what adventures have you gone on from ME to NJ?? I love your handwriting and enjoyed reading your letter. PS - I still want to grow up to be a mermaid, haha.
Response: Does it LOOK like it went for a bumpy ride!? Ha - that is amazing. I wish we knew where it ended up - where it got lost or stuck. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Good luck on your marathon! I work out 6 days a week and I could never run a marathon! Kudos to you!! ðŸ¥‡ðŸƒâ€â™€ï¸
Response: Thank you!! I'm only doing a half though :) The marathon lifestyle isn't for me... I looked up some training for a full, and an "easy day" was 10 miles - I want to keep my other hobbies too!! :) Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: I would love to see a pic of the beaded portrait you made. It sounds wonderful. What a thoughtful gift! Thank you for the fun stickers and the unicorn card. It is just my style! Merry Christmas!
Response: You are so welcome!! I will definitely share a picture - I am so excited!! There is one in my IG, but I have to make the piece a bit bigger and frame it. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
Comment: Yay! I can't wait to see what I got! Thank you!! UPDATE 12/24 I received part 2 yesterday! Woohooo!! We open stockings tonight and I can't wait! Thank you! UPDATE 12/26 Yay! I love the notecards and socks and of course washi! The necklace and charm are so pretty! Thank you so much Amy!
Response: You are welcome!!! I hope you love it :)
Comment: HA! This is awesome! I see so many of the "you were so hot and flirting with me, I swear" ones it's not even funny. I read one where the guy was looking for his waitress who had smiled at him...yeah, she was just doing her job. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Hehehehe, thanks for rating!! I thought it was hilarious also - girl was just trying to get a workout in, not get married lol :)
Comment: YAY!!! Thank you so much for the address labels! I loved them both! The cheshire cat made my day and of course the unicorns were fab! I have already put the Alice in Wonderland memo sheets to use too! Thank you so much for this awesome happy mail!
Response: I am so glad that you liked your mail!! I was hoping you would love the Cheshire Cat labels :)
Comment: "Woo!" at fulfilling most of your goals! I think I remember that you have fulfilled your June goals already, too. ;) (I'm so sorry this rating is coming this late. It's going to be a long story so I'll PM that.) P.S. And I like the Perry Mason books! I have definitely read the dangerous dowager one, too.
Response: No worries!! Thanks for rating, and I will def need to read some of the Mason books myself :)
Comment: â™¥â™¥â™¥ Speaking of which! I got your lovely envelope today.... Beautiful labels, I am always happy receiving those and yes, totally tailored to my likes. Thank you for a great swap!
Ps.. I will use all the postage stamps!
Response: Apologies for the response delay . . . I am so glad that you like them!!! I will host this again soon since I'm already out of labels hehe :) Much love to you!! Thank you for rating and the <3!
Response: Hehe, thank you!! It's been uphill since my "fail" on this swap. I'm sure you are absolutely nailing the miles, as usual - thank you for being a constant source of motivation and inspiration!!
Comment: Basically, all I can say is wow! The bracelets have made me the envy of all the kids I know. Thanks for helping me finally reach a high level of coolness. And the painting is great! I'm so glad you tried it out. (and I'm also really happy you sent it even though you weren't totally satisfied with the results. I love creative bravery like that!!). Thank you for sharing your talents!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, the 5, and the heart! It has definitely helped me grow my confidence when trying new things!!
Comment: Thank you for the post card I am trying to get some to have on hand going to take a while:) my daughter was stationed at pearl harbor and they ran a small flag over the
Arizona, and she got one for her dad and I sorry to say its still in the box Like your idea of framing it Thank you again for everything!
Comment: Thank you for the bucket list note, the bear postcard and letter set! I loved reading about your Gramps and your connection to him. I was raised by my maternal grandparents and my Grandpa and I had that same special bond too!
Comment: Wow! You really outdid yourself! Such a fun and interactive mail - so full of little surprises! I love every bit of it. Thank you for the time and effort you put into making this swap special :)
Comment: Thank you for all the Alice paper! ðŸ’– Those were great and interesting facts about you. Fun follow up fact... I currently have galaxy colored hair and have had pink hair in the past and loved it. ðŸ˜„
Response: Sorry for the delay in a response! Glad you like the paper, and I'm super jealous of the galaxy hair!! <3
Comment: These Jetoy cards are so cute. I have only a couple, but love them. I miss working with my crafts, but for now life is too busy. I agree that is an awesome way to let go of the stress. Have a great week!
Comment: Hi Amy! Thank you for the wonderful bunch of postcards you sent to fulfill this swap! I had zero Maine postcards and know nothing about Maine (except Stephen King is from Maine) so I'm especially glad to have these.
Response: Glad you liked them!!! Stephen King is indeed from here... so is Patrick Dempsey. I have <3 for both :)
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome swap! I love the things you sent me â¤ðŸ˜ŠðŸ‘and the Wonder woman stamp you used is so cool ðŸ’ª. Thank you for your kind words about my profile. You really made me smile ðŸ˜ƒâ¤
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed this swap!!! I really enjoyed putting it together for you, and to me, those are the best ones :) Thank you for the great rating and the hear <3 :)
Comment: Hi Amy! Thanks for the fun pc! Oh my gosh, I am not sure what we would do if we got that much snow - each year we seem to get less! I am sure I would be taking the day off as well! LOL! Why if you enjoyed your day, it is never a waste in my eyes! I hope your commute the next day wasn't too awful! Safe travels and stay warm! Hugs and Happy Swapping!
Response: It wasn't a bad commute, thank goodness!! Thank you for the 5 and <3
Comment: Thanks for the fun St. Patrick's Day cards! I hope you are back to 100%. I didn't meet the final goal I wanted for this round, but I DID plank 9 days--and I'd never planked once before! So that seems like a step in the right direction. Thank you for hosting this swap! I'm trying again this round, too.
Response: Awesome job!!!! I got a late start this month so I just did day #1 today, but I am confident I can get more days done than last month. It's a progression :) Good work last month though with your 9 days - planks are tough!!! You're doing awesome just by trying!!! :)
Comment: Getting you twice in a month is a treat ðŸ˜‹ Thank you ðŸ˜Š You did manage to use different stationary but the wax seal made me jealous and I ordered a couple off Etsy but they won't make here it from Hong Kong ðŸ‡ðŸ‡° for about a month ðŸ™ Hope you are feeling better now and everything is going well. Have an awesome week, Nathan â¤
Response: UGH, still sick!!! But slowly getting better. Hehe. What seals did you order??? They are pretty much my addiction - my Mum has spoiled me with many! :) Now if I can just master calligraphy, I'd have some badass mail hehehehe
Comment: Reading this poem is like dreaming, I love it! I even read some pieces aloud to taste and enjoy the words. I don't think I understand it, but that makes it more dreamlike to me, it's a painkiller dream, and all you need to do is lay back and enjoy the words in your mind and on your tongue. Thank you for sharing!
Comment: I love this PC, most especially for the message it contained. You absolutely can do this. I know you've been making huge strides for a long time now and I think that those two simple things will make a huge difference in finally attaining your goal. You got this! xoxoxo
Comment: Where did you get that cute stationary paper! Love it!
Response: Hmm, remind which stationery I used? I think it was the blue Sentimental Circus? I was going to offer to send you a blank letter set, but I wrote one of my letters too long and I only have 1 sheet and the matching envelope left. However, if you want the one sheet, it's yours! lol
Comment: It arrived safe and sound YAY! Thank you so much for everything, I love it all! My husband and laughed and laughed at the fish! He even put it in a fish bowl filled with water hahahaha your package really made my day thank you <3
Response: I am soooooooo glad it got there!! I was getting really worried. I am SUPER pumped you found a use for the fish!! :) Hehe.
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard (and thanks for sharing you journey). Whenever I have a bad day, where I fall short of my personal goals, I just 'hard' shrug it off and start anew the next day. Life happens and we need to forgive ourselves...always.
Comment: What an awesome package FILLED with Rilakkuma!!! I don't yet have that adorable letter set(: The coin purse with little cards, chocolate stickers, and mini letter sets are too cute, and I'm in love with that key chain! Thank you for a wonderful gift!
Comment: Oh, WOW! I thought there was *food* in the long item! Yeah, kinda...but not! What a hoot! I LOVE it! If I could, I'd give you many more hearts! The ears & T2 plate are cool too, but the fish is the best! I can't wait to show all my friends!
Response: Hahaha. The fishing lure inspired the swap!! Two were given to me with the question, "Can you use this for anything?" YUP! Glad you enjoyed it!!! :) Thanks for joining!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter Amy. the thought of your invisible ink letters made me roar with laughter (while drinking coffee!). There were a fab assortment of goodies in too - I particularly liked the napkins. Your swaps are so creative and fun, I wish you a good rest and hope to see you back soon xx
Response: SO glad you enjoyed it!!! The ink story is def a good one. :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the PC! Really brightened my day. I just wish that the postal machine hadn't put the cancellation stamp on the picture side of the card! Happy swapping and thanks for hosting:) :)
Comment: Amy, your poem is very evocative...my senses were in overtime. I can identify with the scenes and scents, the metaphorical illusions, the religious analogies....fantastic poem. (You must enter poetry contests!) Delighted you were my partner....hope we swap again...jinanne
Response: THANK YOU. You have no idea just how much your kind words mean to me. I've always been hesitant to write for the sake or writing... and pain ol' fearful of sharing my writing. I looked for contests yesterday and did not see too many that actually look legit, but I will keep the idea in mind :)
Comment: LOL, I'd love to hear more spewage from her mouth as well, too funny! My word was Asshat. I showed my postcard to some of my co-workers and one decided we had to use the word in three sentences that day! One of my co-workers actual used it with a customer while talking about someone. He said, "That guy sounds like a real asshat.". He said the guy laughed and said he loved that word! LOL! Oh and this co-worker is STILL calling ME an asshat! It's created a lot of fun, thank you! ðŸ˜Š
Anyway- thanks for the laughs from this swap!!!
Response: Asshat is also SUCH a good one!!! We need to make butts wearing hats stickers and just hand them out to people who are being asshats :) Just saying lol
Comment: I love this postcard! Lol! We also have indoor cats, but they are fierce fly and gecko hunters. Luckily they don't feel inclined to gift them to us. XD On that note, have you ever seen the Oatmeal's murder cats infographic? It's wonderful.
Response: Haha, I was hoping that you would!!! :) Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: OMG. I died. First from the goddamned glittersplosion that happened when I opened the envelope (our elevator is ancient and needed the decoration anyway...), then from the pickles...and THEN from the quilter's pen. Seriously? SRSLY?!! But you know, it made me really happy to read that you were also content. Really happy. I wish happiness on all of my friends, but I know how big just being content can be too and seriously, go you! xoxo PS - Now I gotta go glitter decon myself and my house and possibly the block... :p
Response: Haaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha. The glitter kept spewing from the envie. I was fearful that there wouldn't be any left in there by the time it reached you, but uh, looks like there was!!! :) I think I decorated it from ME to MA! WOO!!! Hansel and Glitter Gretel - upgraded from breadcrumbs (:
Comment: Wow! Love what you picked out for me - I am always in need of white and black thread - I sew 99% of what I make with those two colors. Very pretty ribbon, will be using them on cards very soon. And the stamp is awesome - can't wait to ink it up - love it. Thanks so much.
Response: I am glad it was well received! I had help with the wrapping which is why it looked less than splendid, for that I apologize! :) I loved the stamp when I saw it!! I am glad you liked it! WOO!!!
Comment: This was just an incredible swap from start to finish. Not only have I found inspiration in you, I found a new friend and seriously, I can't think of a more rewarding swap that I've ever participated in. I also cannot thank you enough for the incredible package...I mean seriously. For having only recently "met", you know me too well already! Also, don't think I won't carry the glitter shaker around. :p Thank you so much. There aren't enough hearts to give you for this swap. xoxoxo
Comment: Thank you for moose pc. When we visited relatives in Vermont we saw the moose crossing signs all over. We had hopes to see one but never did. A few weeks ago there was a picture of an albino moose floating around on Facebook.
I just finished reading 'The Fireman' earlier this week - it was pretty good.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies! Where in the world did you find the Alice in wonderland items? I love them!! I enjoyed this swap and hope to keep in touch!
Response: I'm glad they were received and liked!! I bought the Alice items from a seller on Instagram! :) I can't think of her user ID right now because I have not logged on in quite some time, but she sells a lot of kawaii items and often! :)
Comment: I can't thank you enough for the awesome swap!!! One heart is not enough <3<3 <3 <3
Response: :) I am glad you like it, and anything you cannot use, I hope you can re-home it to someone who can!! Feels good to de-stash and know it's going where it actually can be used! :) Thanks for joining!
Comment: Thanks for the answers Amy! I enjoyed reading them and had to google what Buckminsterfullerene was, I thought it was just a combination of words you'd put together haha but nope! Have a super week :)
Comment: I loved the letter How beautifully written, and the kiddies in the foto seem to have a great time. I was 8 years old at the time . I loved the decorated envelope with the washi and the seal Wow!!!
Response: Yay! Glad it made it and that you enjoyed it! :) Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: And 10,002 more hearts for having to deal with that every. Effing. Day. OMG. I think we've all known someone like her in our lives but to have to contend with it on a daily basis is just...oh I feel for you. You wrote this so well too. I was actually getting really angry *on your behalf!* All of the love to you. xoxoxo
Response: Hehehe, thank you, my dear!! <3 I'm glad my letter made it to you so quickly!
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card and fun birthday surprises. The Owl-O-ha stickers cracked me up! Very cute. I'd love to escape to Hawaii, right now! Thank you for the stickers, the coloring book and the owl papers. ~ Cari
Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap I loved the butterflies, what did you use to color them I can't tell if it's pen or pencil. I love the look. Also love the color sheets I can't wait to use them :)
Response: I use Stabilo point 88 fine 0,4 markers to color. They're great, but it takes a while!!! I need to use larger ones for large areas, I think, and use these for the small details. I buy them at AC Moore, usually, but I'm sure they're in other craft stores - I've never looked :) Thanks for the great rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter! You have such neat handwriting and I like the gold pen! Are you interested in a reply? I'm game if you are but won't take it personally if you are not interested!
Response: Yeah, that would be great! I'm open to new pen pals - I found some great new ones doing these swaps, which is exciting!
Comment: Thank you Amy for your letter as it arrived today! Enjoyed reading what was going on with your thoughts and just marvel at how amazing the mind is! Enjoyed your sharing! Loved the great colored envelope and the surprise stickers that came my way! I am truly grateful for your sharing and kindness!
Comment: Thank you, Amy, for the lovely gifts you sent me for this Happy Birthday Swap 2016. I loved opening them and you did great job of picking things I like. You were way too generous, but I really do appreciate all of it. Love it all. Thanks so very much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the package!! YAY!
Comment: Thanks for the envelope! :) Love the washi samples, tea (haven't tried this!) and the suuuuuuuper cute stationery! The tiger stamp is so cute, too! I don't have it yet so was super excited to see it. :) If you want another penpal, I'd be glad to write you back, but if you're swamped, no worries!
Response: Actually, that would be lovely!!! I am getting caught up on mail this month for the write on challenge so I would love to have some fresh, new writing pals :)
Comment: Thank you so very much for the birthday package chock-full of goodness. I love the chipboard letters and the notecards and notebooks. And the ephemera collage kit is such a treat! I can't wait to tear into it and create something delightful!
Response: I am glad you liked it!!! I saw the kit and instantly thought you could put it to good use! Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the card! I prefer small cities and towns as well. My husband had a job offer in Washington DC, and I told him that he could take the job, but I would not be going with him. I don't think I'd be happy amongst all the hustle and bustle.
Comment: Yay! Just opened my birthday present - what fun!! The socks are awesome! Totally taking these on my trip :) The little journal and tiny clipboard are so cute! Thanks for making it so purplicious!! :) The origami paper is really pretty too, can't wait to make some cranes with it! What a fun gift! Thank you so so much!!
Comment: You asked about plans for Vday... We have reservations for a night at the Ritz Carrolton, in town, but illness has struck the family (normal stuff, nothing major), so I am not sure if we will go ahead with it. He has a nagging cough and it really takes the romance out of things! My parents still want to take the kids for the night! So it will be adults only, no matter where we end up!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome SOC letter. I really enjoyed reading it (even more than I thought I might). It gave me some great insight into who you are - and next time you're in Boston you should let me know! :D xoxo
Response: I am so relieved and happy that you enjoyed the swap! I will def keep it in mind to let you know the next time I'll be wandering the streets of Boston! (:
Comment: Greetings! I received your letter. It is an interesting read. I feel your feels. I hope you have a good week. Thank you for hosting the swap. And I ooo'd over the Charlton Heston postage stamp! I also love how you found the washi and stickers - like I said, your letter let me into your moments. I appreciate that. Take care â™¡~*
Comment: I love your username Amy! It's great that you have people around you who love and accept you too. I have gotten to the point where I feel like "weird" is one of the best compliments someone can give me. <3 Happy Holidays!
Comment: I loved all the stickers you sent! Especially the woodland creatures! There was one little sheet that has a dear sticker on it and I'm a sucker for cute deer. Your return label was super cute too! And nice handwriting. Great swap!
Response: Awesome! I am so glad you liked them. I have plenty more woodland/deer stickers so if you run out and want to swap, let me know!!! :D
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! It was very interesting, and I am awed by your 30 letter challenge! It's almost May now...did you make it? And now I know there is duct tape with patterns! We only have the silver/black stuff over here, which is very useful but not very artistic :D And thank you for the extra's, I really liked them ^_^
Comment: Hi Amy! Sorry for the delayed rating. I got so disorganized at the end of last year in life in general :/ I am just now replying to ratings and such. I wanted to say thank you for the anime cartoon postcards you sent! I have a friend who will love them and I know he will enjoy some surprise postcards in his mail :) Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you, Amy. I had a few good laughs reading your letter, my favourite being "more nipples than a leper island". Your extras were lovely! The peacock dress, LOVE! I have already joined April. :)
Comment: Thanks! I enjoyed your letter, & I enjoyed the swap a LOT! I will join more of these, My partner liked my letter too. Wow, You have an interesting job. Sure, there must be some pretty stressful days, more than most of us, but still! Stats must be tedious! Thanks for the pretty tapes :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!! I have posted the next one :D
Comment: We both bought houses this past year! I forgot we had to buy window coverings!! I had to hang a towel with some thumbtacks in my window in my bathroom! We had one morning where the sun woke us up waaaay to early, so I went out as soon as the store opened and bought some curtain rods and curtains! Cheers for 2015!
Comment: Amy, thank you for the wonderful postcards. I have not seen the one with the cruise ship and lighthouse before. It is quite spectacular. To tell the truth, they are all spectacular. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Shirley
Comment: Hey Amy! THank you so much :) I'm looking forward to piecing together the envelopes! My goodness it costs a lot to send to Ireland from USA!!! It's much less for me to send to you guys! I love the paper/card you used! Happy holidays and I'll be joining your next swap :) x
Comment: Many many thanks for the project life cards (as well as organizing this swap :))! I LOVE the cards! Which core kit are they from? (You sent me one with a little bird on it for example or one that says "memory lane" - they all are so beautiful!) Wanting to know for my christmas wish list ;-)
Also thanks for the washi tape samples and the cute halloween stickers :)
Response: You know... I will have to check up on that! I sent them from a variety of kits, and I never really paid much attention to what they are ... but I will look!! :D I think I can figure them out :D So glad you participated - I liked mine, from you, just as much!! Thank you for making my first hosted swap a good one! :D
Comment: So sorry I've taken a while to rate you, I've been really sick and ended up being taken in to hospital so have only been on the internet briefly and not able to use Swap-Bot on my phone. Thanks for the follow.
Response: Hope you're feeling better!! Thanks for the rating :D
Comment: You have no idea how happy this made me today. Literally everything in this envelope has something taken from my profile. Alice, the pink, owls and pigs - your thoughtfulness made my day! I look forward to writing back!
Response: I am so glad to hear that it was to your liking! :D
Comment: oh hi.. can't think of much to say except it's 2am and I can't sleep.. too caffeinated I think.. I'm not sure anymore of any follows, but just wanted to rate you all instagram guys and you were last on my list, eh. Hopefully I won't unfollow my swap-botters. night!