Comment: Enjoyed your letter and many goodies -- you're so lucky to be able to travel so much -- N.Zealand should be wonderful. Have fun with all your artistic endeavors. By the way,now that you have a computer and big monitor you'll probably want to view and maybe maniulate your photography online.
Response: Well that would be an undertaking but then my hubby is a tech person so maybe I will!
Comment: I felt absolutely spoiled after I opened this!! I was so pleased to find so many goodies I can't even describe. Thank you SO much!
Response: Swap sent nov 22,no communication that it was not received. I emailed her and my host. Will resend.
I hope you enjoy everything in it. I think this one was better than the last., where ever it ended up!,,
Comment: Hi Lauri. Thank you for the lovely fuscia ATC. I too really like fuscia and like to paint them. Your ATC is so pretty. I like how you put the colors together. I do a lot with napkins and Mod Podge also. I have so many napkins. I just sent some to my last partner and she loved them. Thank you also for the Christmas Card and your wonderful notes and also for the Washi tape. We are having a low key Christmas this year. Just us and 2 friends of my husband's for Christmas dinner. I will be singing 2 Christmas Eve services at my church as well as one in the AM. Busy time of year! Have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed Christmas. Look forward to making more napkin ATC.
Comment: Thanks for the cute card. No, no snow in Phoenix. You have to travel to a bit higher elevation for that. Not sure where you live. Was born in Yakima and lived in Olympia a LONG time ago. Merry Christmas!! Stay dry!!
Response: I am across the columbian river from Portland. No snow here yet, this time last year we had ice storms...very mellow compared to then.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. I love the card that you made and appreciate the time it took to not only make the card for decorate the envelope. Thank you for including some stickers. I got a chuckle over your swab/swap writing issue. I could totally see myself doing the same thing.
Response: Well thank you for the kind words and heart. I like the weekend cards, gives me something to do at work
Comment: I love your poinsettia ATC! Thanks for special wrapping it and the blank tag- such pretty paper. You mentioned you are new to ATC making- I would have never know. Have a wonderful holiday season!
Comment: I gotta admit - sometimes it's hard to manage all the swaps [I do too many :P] What saves me is keeping a log. I do it in a little journal, marking down partners rated and ratings received. That way I know later if I didn't get someone's swap or vice versa. :)
Comment: Thank you for the card and nice note. Your travels sound wonderful. I have not been to D.C. but it is on my list! I also love to travel! I've been to SF when I was 16, I loved it!
P.S. I laughed when I opened your card, I just sent you a notecard today and am sending with a handmade Christmas card tomorrow. What are the odds we'd be matched up so often!
Comment: Thanks for asking about my grandson. He's doing well. Will need two surgeries this spring. He's turning 4 this week and is such a trooper. Sadly I won't be going to Florida for Christmas this year.
Comment: Hi Lauri. Thank you so much for a wonderful letter and pictures enclosed. I just got home late last night and sitting this morning, finally relaxing with a cup of coffee, it was so nice to open your letter. I will be writing back. With the holidays here, not sure when i will have a moment but between cookie baking, child-sitting, and sending out cards, I will take some pictures and send a little surprise your way. LOVE your rain gear with the washi tape "patches" and decorations on it (a work photo you sent me) and your wedding dress is gorgeous!!! May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Comment: I just got your card today like I predicted! :D
I loved your handmade card and thank you so much for the Hawaiian turtle sticky notes! I love them! It sounds like your visit to Hawaii was amazing!
Comment: Thank you very much for your Atc's, the pictures and the letter. Now it's winter in Norway and today is the first day its snowing. It's cold!!!!😨
today, but luckily we have hot summer too. It's dark outside already at 1600 every day. Well nice to have electricity😂. My love life flourishes. I am very much in love and can not get enough of him. He is the most cuddly man I've met in my life and it suits me very well. You'll enjoy yourself in Hawaii😊
Response: Well if it’s cold outside, it’s snuggle time. Would love to se a pic of you and your guy
Comment: Oh my goodness did you go above and beyond. Honestly it brought me to tears with how amazing the included extra gifts were. I'm totally turning them into a necklace and I will wear it everyday, your so so amazing and I totally wish I could give you a million stars! I hope you have such an amazing time in Hawaii, say hi to the Turtles for me! ♥️♥️
Response: Well I am so glad you were liking the charmes and turtles. This is what swap bot is all about. I am glad I could go to that place for you.
Comment: Lauri, thanks so much for all the pictures! I love the one of the squirrel and the bird feeding together! What kind of bird it that? It's gorgeous! I've not seen one like that around here! The squirrel at the feeder is a familiar sight though... Lol!
I was impressed by the nice clean desktop, but I was more encouraged by the other desk photo, with things piles on top of each other and that beautiful chaotic look that creativity always causes when I'm crafting! And I have to comment on the envelope: love-love-loved the extra care you put into it! Beautiful! PS - Nice lab coat!
Response: Thanks. My bff says a mess is the sign of a true crafter! Today I decorated my lab coat with sayings from Audrey Hepburn.
Comment: Wow! I am just... Wow! Speechless... I love everything you sent. Thank you! I loved reading your letter and looking at all the stuff! I love the little charms and things! And the little envelopes you made. And ... everything. I guess I did pretty good for being speechless! Thanks again! Oh, and I'd LOVE to receive a postcard from Hawaii! I can send you one from NM if you'd like!
Response: I sure did love putting that swap together. I am glad you found it charming. And yes, you will have a card coming
Comment: you are a hilarious and brilliant soul. your swap was so very generous and kind hearted. you sent me very wonderful actual photos that I adored, and I too love writing letters. they are the best part about every swap! I hope to swap with you again miss lauri!!
Response: Well thank you, I hope so too...I love to share photos as it is a thing of the past it seems...
Comment: You don't know what an impact your envelope had on me today, I needed one like this today. I love everything about it and the fact that you took time to write a letter, it was so great to read. We have stellar jays as well and they are messy, but believe me that squirrel he's going to eat you out of house and home - it'll be like having a male teenager and his friends coming over to visit 😀😀. I love the bookmark and the fact that you took pictures of the Netherlands to put on it. Going to enjoy the hot chocolate. I could go on and on, but know your envelope and time that you put into it made a difference in my day and will make tomorrow brighter. Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I think that is what swap bot is all about. Glad I could bring a ray of sunshine to your day...
Comment: Your card is BEAUTIFUL! This is a keeper!! Honestly I have to say that the ATC touched my heart with joy. You should definitely keep sketching because you have a flair for it. I'm amazed that you have no training in portraiture.This is going in a collage of ATCs that I am working on. Thank you for that envie of joy! Hugs, Patty
Response: Oh that was so nice of you to say, I was hoping you would love it.
Comment: Did you decide on a house color? How did hubby's surgery go? How was the picnic? What a fun trip down memory lane, I like finding old family photos of happy times. As always, a great swap from you. :)
Response: No color yet, hubby is very sore in lots of pain sadly😥. Didn’t make the picnic due to his work schedule. Nice to swap with ya.
Comment: I adored every bit of that fabulous letter you sent me, and I do hope your husband is doing well with all that. from the packaging to the very generous washi samples this was absolutely the best way to be welcomed home after a very long trip!
Response: Well your appreciation makes it all worth while. Thank you for your kind words.
Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing swap. It's bad when our husbands are home never mind receiving from an injury they are like 4 kids made into one. I'm dying to ask, what type of bird is that? It's beautiful
Response: Scarlet blue jay. I a, sure in a weeks time, he will be better,
Comment: Hi neighbor! That was so cool to get your note and see we are literally like 30 minutes apart! I really enjoyed reading your note, and LOVE the homemade envie, picture of the squirrel and jay (that isn't something you see everyday!) and I've actually had surgery at the hospital you work at! Small world! Take good care, and thank you so much again. :) Dina
Response: Today they knocked the feeder off the railing...glad you enjoyed the swap,
Comment: Thank you so much, nice of you to include something for the girls as well! And I love your letter, a lot of girlpower! Would love a pink wall! And thanks for the second package, my goodness, 5❤️
Comment: I enjoyed your letter! Thank you for sharing your personal photos and story to go with. The extra goodies were a treat, really personalized! Will reply to your letter as soon as I can. Cheers.
Comment: Lauri, first i wanna say thank you and i sent you an email with the pictures. can we just take a minute and appreciate how much time and care you put in. everything was in profile related. i received a thoughtful letter with everything that tied the knot on the package. never has a swap made me smile so much!
Response: Thank you so much for that. I just love reading profiles and incorporating them into my swap. It just makes it special and fun.
Comment: Hi Lauri! It sounds like you are from Washington and maybe Vancouver. Was not sure but the postcard was a Washington tourist pc! Kool! As you know I am not far from you then being just outside of the greater aportlwnd area! Glad you love traveling and that you have many trips planned for the future! Kool! Thanks for the postcard as I love wild animals the best. They cannot be domesticated and there is such deep respect for that! Enjoy your day!
Comment: Probably the one time in your life you were grateful for a flight delay. I envy anyone with a craft room (that chair!), sometimes I see the sheds for sale at Home Depot and I'm tempted to get one and call it my She Shed!
Thank you very much for the extras for my younglings.
Comment: Thank you so much for your note and the little purple package of goodies! I love them. It sounds like you have a cool craft room! We are fine, no flooding in our neighborhood. Thanks for asking.
Comment: You are so nice to send me this package of good stuff! I loved the stamps! The bookmarks were sweet and I can't believe the garden journal! My husband got a kick out of the paper too. Thanks so much 💌
Response: I have to tell you, I really enjoyed making that journal! It makes it worth it that you loved it.....
Comment: Hi Lauri,
Thank you very much for the beautiful handmade envie with pretty stamps, SanFran pc, handmade bookmark and your pictures to accompany and visualize the letter :)
I did a westcoast roadtrip with my fiancé, beautiful holiday with a lot of national parks :) We didn't drove above SanFran. Portland / Oregon will be saved for a later roadtrip in combination with Yellowstone and maybe Vancouver.
Comment: Thanks for the nice card. My family is from around Sayre, the county seat of Beckham county (Elk City is the largest town in the county). My grandparents' all grew up together out there. My part of Oklahoma is wooded. As for the card itself, while we have jet skiing & the like on lakes, rivers do tend to be a bit lazier. The Illinois is great for a leisurely float, but nothing so exciting as wind surfing for sure.
Comment: Thank you for all the great travel stuff ! I love the Giant Crabs from SF ! The stamps are really cool ! I actually remember some of them from the 80's and the 60's ! The Venice tour looks like fun ! and the Waldo photo is neat too !
Comment: Hi Lauri, THANKS for the lovely mail w/ photographs and the email - the image of the car & eels is unbelievable - CRAZY that happened to you. Your poor car! I'm going to send you some mail in return.
Response: Oh dear no thAt wasn't me just something I got because it was so darn interesting. I would of cringed ..looking forward to what your sending
Comment: I hope that you enjoyed your weekend in San Francisco! Sounds like it was fun-filled! Did you get lots of nice pics for your card making? Loved the rose pic on my card btw! Just got your postcard today (8.21.17), loved it! What a nice surprise!! Thanks again!
Response: thanks, yes we did, much to short. I did get a few interesting pics.
Comment: I typically have two boxes on my desk: incoming and out going mail. I go through incoming every three days and register everything. As for sending out, I typically do two big sendouts a week and will knock out every paired swap that day if possible. succulents are pretty forgiving about watering. Is there a whole in the bottom of the pail? when in doubt I water my succulents about once a week.
Comment: Thank you so much Lauri for your beautiful handmade notecard and goodies! I like Cupcake wines but don't think I have tried Black Forest, I will look for it! And Hobbitville in New Zealand sounds completely awesome, enjoy the trip!! :D
Response: I hope you can find it! It's yummy.
Comment: Laurie! Thank you so much for the Goodies 4Me and U!!!! What a wonderful treat. I'm sure the postman was envious. Beautiful card!!!! Did you do that with the die cut machine? and the beads! and postcard, and the packaging is beautiful too! THANKS for being a great swap partner! kc
Response: Yes I did use a die cut. Pretty new to all this. Thank you for your kind words, I really enjoyed making it. Your response makes it worth while. I was having a bad day at work (crazy ER) and saw your post during my break. It really put me in a good mood and the rest of the day flew by. 💚💚💚
Comment: Absolutely bee-autiful! All the envelopes were nicely decorated (I'm in love with your origami one). The extras are right up my alley and I must look up Acorn right NOW. Wow! Thanks for sending extra envelopes. I'll enjoy using them.
Response: I found the perfect person to send it too!!!
Comment: Lauri, thank you so much for this generous swap. I loved everything inside your envelope and I have never seen such Washi stickers before. So thank you especially for those. Receive lots of love out of Germany, Nina
Response: So glad you liked everything. I so enjoy making cards.
Comment: Hi Lauri. I absolutely LOVED what you sent me. From the colors to the contents. I especially love the DIY folder you made. I am definitely copying that! I also enjoyed your letter tremedously. Opening your enevelope was the best thing that happened to me on a very busy and hectic day. Thanks for that!
Response: I know the feeling, opening the mailbox and there is a note of sorts. Makes my day!