Comment: Mary! Thank you so very, very much for the sunshine mail. It helped to make my day brighter. We had to put our 12 year old shorkie to sleep yesterday and I’ve been feeling very down and upset. Your mail helped me have some brightness. I love everything you sent and will use it all! You are so kind! And by the way, you decorated the envelope beautifully, made me smile soon as I pulled it out of my mailbox! Thank you again ❤️ PS...can’t wait to try the tea!
Response: So sorry to hear about your pet :( . I know how that is, they are our babies! I am glad you liked the goodies. The tea I believe helps with stress and helps calms us in time of need. Enjoy!
Comment: Mary you made me weep with joy with this beautiful swap! I love the story so much... the button is going right on my fridge where I can see it daily... the stamps are so generous of you! Thank you Mary. I made my partner’s swap special too as Mr. Rogers gave me a gift with his presence in my own life. I loved this swap!
Comment: Hi Mary! How fun to have you as a partner again and I love all the goodies that you sent plus you did get putting them together in a package! So fun to open and very appreciated! I am going to have to look up some of those youtube videos! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: yay! I love watching unboxing/opening snail mails as well, find awesome ideas that way too!
Comment: Hi Mary! Thank you so much for the amazing Happy Mail! The fun just keep coming - you were so sweet to send so much and it is very appreciated! Wish I could give you more than one heart!! Hugs and Happy Swapping!
Response: Sorry for delay in answering, I have been swamped! But I am glad you liked it! I have been watching youtube videos on ideas on how to make happy mail even happier! You are my first try :D!
Comment: Hi Mary! I LOVE your entry in the Janell's journal--really special. It was so neat to see all your little drawings/stickers--it really added to your post. I'm so glad fall is here, too! It's my favorite--mostly because I detest summer so I'm happy for anything else! ha! Thanks, too, for the little Halloween goodies. Much appreciated.
Comment: WOW! Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies you sent Mary!! I love every single thing - the diecuts, the beautiful napkin, the leaves, the stickers and the GORGEOUS trees that you used your sparkle pen on. Great swap!
Comment: Thanks for the fun stuff! Love that piece of old newspaper with the ads on one side and sewing tips on other! Plus the Halloween stickers-notepaper and "kissy" picture. Made for a interesting stuffing of my mailbox-thanks for sharing.
Response: I found that newspaper article in one of the vintage needlework books I bought at the thrift store. When I saw that you liked Vintage AND patterns, I thought you might like it. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies you sent! I enjoyed looking through the envelope...and Ryleigh was so happy with what you sent her...especially the music related items! Thank you so much for thinking of her!
Response: Yay! I am glad! I am a member of the Sticki Club and they sent that harp in one of the packages. I thought immediately of Ryleigh and held onto it for her! I remember when I was her age I loved getting mail! And I thought instead of using some of the weight of your envelope to send things for her, I would send her own and that also gave me the ability to send more to you! :D
Comment: Love the theme (travel) of this deco book. I had misplaced it so sorry for this late rate. I missed signing up for the July swap, but hope I get back in for August. thank ypou for the picture of Lillian Gish. Hope to be able to use that in an art project.
Comment: Thank you for the interesting answers and so glad you typed, easy for me to read + I can keep the list...thank you also for the nice extras...can always use the cards & paper...:) guess I make too many notes.... :) :)
Comment: Oh how adorable, the variety you sent me. Thank you for making me some rooster cut-outs. The fairy children, my daughter wants. I gave her just a few. The cartoon and notecards made me smile. Thank you for going above and beyond on this swap. Have a great week.
Comment: Hello My Mary! Such a darling squirrel greeting in my mailbox. I swear, if anyone is watching me collect my mail, they would think I was such a silly girl cuz squirrels make me dance! Thank you for all the sheets and the cute stickers and the notecard.
Comment: Hi Mary! So nice to swap together again! I loved your note and hearing about your Maine Coon cat--so glad you rescued him from a life in a basement! You chose such special things to send--love the stickers and those sweet little kitty notes. Thanks for sending me a VERY cheery note, too!
Comment: Well guess what arrived today? I guess we just needed to start talking about it before it made an appearance..lol. Love the sticker, Harley had a little more black to him, but otherwise it looks just like him. Thank you for sending and thinking of me.
Response: I am so glad you got it! Thank you for letting me know! I hope you have a blessed day!
Comment: Thanks very much for the pretty postage stamp you used and for the great letter you wrote about your kitty on the sweet floral paper - and for the other things you enclosed too, kitty quotes, kitty stickers and picture, patterned papers and a birdie notecard - hope you have a super April, too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the junk journal. I really like what you've created! It is really cool. I wish I could find such wonderful papers to recycle into journals like this. I've always used only different writing papers...hehehehe. I need to collect more items like you have! Great job :) â™¥
Response: Actually, I had just found about 5 vintage needlework books right after the swap started (and a couple of loose pages in them), so I was able to use them! Some I purposely left blank because the coloring of the pages was nice, and also a couple of those with recipes, lol. Thank you so much!
Comment: Lovely swap, Mary...many thanks. Isn't it fun to find craft items we completely forgot about? The nature/animals paper and president cards are perfect "surprises" for me. Please let me know if you come to this part of the state...hugs and hearts...jinanne
Response: Yes! It was quite fun to "discover" things I forgot I had! And I will do!
Comment: Thanks so much for a wonderful envelope of Happy Mail -- it sure brightened my day! I love the Mickey images on the brown craft paper and especially the way you burned the edges! The tags and mini postcard from Flow magazine are delightful as are the fun Disney stickers sheets! Clever "Awesome Citations" too. I really like the big image of the typist and old typewriter on the back of the note you sent - I will definitely put that in a journal. Thanks again for a great swap!
Response: you are quite welcome! Happy mail is happy mail! And, after I sent it, I found something with a little hedgehog on it and set it aside to send out the first moment I get!
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful and flattering letter, Mary :) I very much enjoy the little gifts you sent me as well. I've heard so much about FLOW magazine, and now I get to see a sample in person of their papers. The labels, stickers, and seals you chose for me are just beautiful as well. Thanks again for a thoughtful and generous (and beautifully decorated) bit of happy mail! â™¥
Comment: thank you for the wonderful items! I just got home from a retreat, and boy a I tired now. I was up till 4:30 both nights(mornings) and woke up by 10 for Brunch. This envi gave me a big smile. Thank you
Comment: I'm just now opening my stocking gifts. Thank you! I love that you got me something personalized and Christmas-themed as well. The ornament is going straight onto my tree. It was so thoughtful!
Comment: What a delight it was to get your package in the mail this weekend! I truly appreciate all the thought and effort that you put into pulling it all together. It will be fun to open the packages on their dates. I also appreciate the tip about East Tennessee State University's Bluegrass program. I will definitely check it out. Many thanks!!
Comment: Once again Mary Thank you so much for a FANTASTIC Swap!!!! I really loved everything you sent. My husband is a pilot by profession & so he really thought the Lego plane was cool. I dived right into the candy :):) I can not wait to use my new holiday towels, my oldest child has not been able to spend the holiday with us for about 5 yrs now so this Thanksgiving will be a special one. Perfect for new towel/pot holder you sent :):) Thank you so much for spoiling me rotten. I always LOVE to swap with you. I hope you are doing well & Happy Swapping until we swap again.
Comment: yay yay yay! Thats what I was saying as I opened your wonderful package!
You had sent me enough candy to fill a pumpkin pail lol & they are all my favorite things! thanks so much!
Response: I did not have bubble envelopes, so I used the small box. I was noting that the box looked mighty empty and knew the bag would scoot around, so I thought, FILLER! What better filler than at this time of year than CANDY! lol Enjoy!
Comment: I'll be waiting to open my gift until Christmas. No problem about the size of the gift. I often find myself picking out things that are too big as well, but when you find the perfect gift you just can't help yourself sometimes! Looking forward to opening it in December :) UPDATE: adorable owl stuffed animal! thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much Mary for another WONDERFUL swap :):) You spoiled me rotten, I loved everything!! I needed a planner so I was very excited to see that. Thank you so much for all the personal touches & everything was wrapped beautifully. I also can not wait to eat all my goodies!! I can't Thank you enough.
Comment: THANK YOU for the DIY IDEAS! ;-) Enjoy a 5â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ rating & Thanx for joining my swap! ;-) You have inspired me to do a FALL VERSION!!!! then Winter, then spring then summer! LOL!!! ;-) THANX & Blessings, cc
Response: aww, you are so welcome. Fun swaps make fun interactions!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the holiday goodies. My 18 year old daughter claimed the neon socks (I kept the 2 purple ones, LOL) and the entire box smelled of the incense....very nice. Need to try my hand at making those friendship bracelets now! Hope you have a wonderful birthday month (august).
Comment: What fun incoming mail art from you, Mary! Many thanks for the great letter and the colored pencils, one can never have enough of them..! It sure is a drag not having some outside space to play and garden in...I'm betting you'll find such a place in the not so distant future....
Comment: Thank you, Mary, for finding all these things to go with the holidays that you had chosen. Your ATC is very nice, good for you!! and of course you hit the jackpot with the M&M's!!!!! I was needing some chocolate today!! Now, praying that you are able to enjoy your new home!!! Blessings to you, anita
Comment: Thank you for being a great part of this Fun Series!!! â¤ï¸ s to ya for great R pics! luv the Vintage theme!!!! Luv Rosie!!! I should have thought of that!!! U DID GREAT!!!LOL!! ;-) Blessings, cc