Comment: I am thrilled to have this postcard! My childhood friend's mother had a GIANT poster of this photo, I mean it was like 1/2 life sized, and I was always so intrigued by it, be it the bravery or the photo itself, atmospheric look to it. It is amazing!
Response: I am so glad you like it! Thanks for the heart and happy 2019 and happy swapping...
Comment: Brenda, thank you so much for the extra-nice tree card! I loved the cardinals on the back and also the flan stamp!!! LOL! I hope you and your daughter had a wonder Christmas Day visit! Happy New Year and happy swapping!
Response: You are most welcome! Yes, we had a great day together. We ate, opened gifts, and played games. It was a great day! I hope your day was super special also! Thanks for the heart. Have a happy 2019 and happy swapping to you...
Comment: What a sweet bluebird Christmas card! I love it! I think Christmas cards with birds are some of my favorite. Thank you for the stickers as extras! I can always use them! Thanks for being a solid host and swapper on Swap-bot! Hope you have a great holiday!
Response: Aw Thanks for the kind words and you are most welcome! I loved that card when I saw it. I thought it was perfect. Thanks for the heart. and Hope your Christmas is as special as you are. Truly! Happy swapping...
Comment: I'm high fiving you right now as I agree about the boxing things. It seems so dumb and outdated! There is a kangaroo exhibit at the Detroit zoo that you can walk through and I was always afraid one of the kangaroos was going to come and try to box me. They mostly just sat around sleeping though. LOL! :):):) Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! IKR! Thank God for Sleeping Kangaroos! Thanks for the heart! Have a great holiday and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the card and the PCs. I love them. The pinecone ornaments sound so cute. I had a pine tree in my yard before I moved my trailer and my daughter collected some of them for art projects when she was working as an activities director at a nursing home.
Response: You are most welcome! thanks also for the heart! the ornaments did turn out super cute, and we also made gnomes out of round cones. Those were cute too. but after we made the first ones, we decided they needed to be a little heavier, so we hollowed it out a bit in the bottom and put some rock in it. made a world of difference! Happy 2019 to you and Happy swapping......
We did a smaller version of this:
Comment: 🎄Just opened it!!! I LOVEEEEEEE the extras!!!!!!! My mom actually opened it and I freaked out over the Snoopy and Woodstock bookmark and she had the Harry Potter postcard and said, "Wait, there's more!!" Eeee!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!! I also love you sent the same one I did! I hadn't gotten it yet and I think its just so cute!! Merry Christmas!!! 🎄⛄❄
Response: Thanks for the heart! You have more patience than me!
Comment: Merry Christmas Brenda! Thank you for such a beautiful card, all the extra goodies of tags, stickers, & note paper! Love it all ! Plus, loved your little note too. Sorry you have to spend Christmas alone. I can't imagine it. But I will wish you a good Christmas all the same.Merry Christmas Flo! Thank you for such a cute card and for the Christmas post card too. I love them both!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! You accidentally wrote fbresnah's rating on here. ooops! May want to change that. Have a great rest of the day!
Comment: I am waiting till Christmas decorations are put up to open and then use as part of my decorating . I can’t wait!
I love your envie. Merry Christmas and thank you kindly for putting so much work into the swap. 😍❤️😍
Response: Hi Kelly, You are most welcome! I am hoping you like what I sent you! I am glad you are waiting until Christmas! I knew someone would! That is why I put it in the swap description....Thank you.....Have a very Merry Christmas, and happy swapping.....
Comment: especially loved the decorated envelope. we are waiting for our cat to die and things are dark here. your happy envelope reminded me that I should remember to be thankful for the time we had together. Hope to stay in the swaps.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating..... Happy swapping to you....
Comment: I love llamas too and this is a great card (so are the stickers)! Loved reading about Thanksgiving memories, made me feel all warm and cozy, even though you spent time outside in the wet snow! Most of our "family" will be out of town this year too so there will only be 3 or 4 of us left here so we are planning to go out too! No dishes! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating... Enjoy your day! Yay for no dishes!! There is something to be said for that!
Comment: Thank you for the card and the nice goodies you enclosed! We don't really have any holiday traditions - except that I make about 12 different kinds of cookies every year. I make cookie boxes for all my friends and family. It's sort of expected now but I really enjoy baking so I don't mind! :)
Response: Well, I would think that would link of be a tradition. I used to bake a lot of cookies too, but no one eats them and they end up going to waste. Such a pity since they are so good! I can't eat them all myself, I'd look like good ole Saint Nick 🎅 himself if I did that!
Comment: Thank you for the very nice ATCs, the card, and your note.
I just beginning to build up a collection of photo sources. I kick myself when I think of all the Nat'l Geo and other magazines I've sent to recycle the past few years.
I'm with you on the political ads.
Response: I hit the jackpot last summer when I found a bunch of Nat Geo mags at a garage sale for $.10 each! I bought about 10 of them. Some smelled moldy, so I didn't buy those. Nat Geo is a great source for Found Images. Great Pics! Thanks for the heart and Happy Swapping.....
Comment: What a lovely postcard! Thank you so much :D And no, the leaves haven't really changed much here. There are a few trees that have changed, and not many do anyway, but it is less than usual for this time of year. The heat is still pretty intense too. I can't wait for fall to actually get here!
Response: The leaves are just starting to fall. The colors are so pretty. Thanks for the 💓 rating and happy swapping.....
Comment: Your little "points" were too funny and made me laugh out loud! And I never knew that about ketchup. I knew it was good for something! Actually, I love ketchup, I mix it with mayo and mustard for my burgers. Thank you!
Response: Who knew?! IK,R? Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: yay. glad we are partners again. i love your swaps and being your partner. how are you doing?. thanks for the cool band aids. what are you crocheting ?
Response: Thanks for the 💓! I am working on an Afghan with squares I swapped here on SB, plus many I did myself. I'd like to add to my square pile. But I haven't looked to see if there are any swaps for crochet squares yet. Been pretty busy. How are you doing?
Comment: Hello from Oregon and thank you for your fun PC! I laughed. Loved the points to ponder! It was fun reading and thank you for the artwork that you added to the back of the PC! Is it Halloween yet? Almost and that candy corn looked so good i wanted to eat it! Hahahaha!
Response: So glad you liked the P2P! Love doing it! Thanks for the 💓! Have a great day and happy swapping to you....
Comment: Beautiful card!! Thank you so much. How odd to think there is someone else with my name. I haven't been to Minnesota yet. I'm going to visit my son in Texas in June though so like her, I guess I'm off to Texas lol. :0
Response: Have a great time in TX when you go! Glad you liked the PC and thanks for the heart! Have a great day and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card, swap bot cards(and extras!) and advice! Anything else that you’d like to share with me would be very kind and most welcomed!
Your envelope stopped my mail lady in her tracks! lol It brightened her day and mine!👍🏻
Again, love the swap cards and will happily use them.❤️
Response: Oh, I am so glad you liked what I sent you! You are most welcome! I am going to be sending you a message with some tips in it. You can use the tips if you choose to.
Thanks a ton! Thanks for the heart rating. Have a great day and Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Hi Brenda.. Well, I finally got your package! Thanks for the cute melon rock.. I have a stamp from Stampin' Up! that has that same saying, I've always liked it.
The package was late because I had to go get it out of Postal Jail. Please send 1.87 to cover the cost I had to pay to get it out of "jail". small packages like that are now costing 3.50 to send :-( ... however, still better than the rest of the world! Lucky for us. Thanks also for the extras... :-)
Response: Ok I will send it tomorrow. I am sorry about that. I wonder why they didn't charge me that at my post office?? Strange. At least we know the mystery has been solved! Happy swapping to you!
You changed your rating. Why? Thank you for the heart rating.....
Comment: I was so excited to do this swap. To my surprise I got two cute, creative rocks! They are the first painted rocks I ever got from someone else and I adore them! Thank you so much and thanks for the awesome extras as well. I definitely have a use for all of it:) Great swap deserving of many hearts ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy Swapping! You “rock!”
Response: Thank you. I really had a good time doing this swap. I hope others join the bandwagon and it goes on and on! I love it! You are very kind in your words of praise. Thank you for the many hearts! Happy swapping to you, too!
Comment: Thank you for the V-Day card. If I'm forgetting to thank you for something that was inside please remind me or forgive me as I have recently moved my stuff around & can't seem to find it at the moment. Thanks again!
Response: No worries! Have a great day! Happy swapping......
Comment: I Love Cow Tales!! They are so addictive! What a cute card you made, love the valentine decor ~ such cute stickers & washi tape. The Points to Ponder are right on! Thanks so much for making a piece of cardboard so special. Take care, Judy
Response: You are most welcome! Take care, Happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card & greeting. It really makes me feel good to hear that you keep my envelopes & enjoy them. Thank you for all the great stickers too...I love the glittery whale!! Have a happy â™¥ day friend!!
Comment: Look what came in the mail, ha! Thank you so much for the pop top! I do really like the Vanity Fair cover postcards as well. I don't follow football, but I was definitely sad when the Jags didn't make it to the Super Bowl. I'm very amused that your quotes came from comic book characters. Thanks for everything!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping and have a great day!
Comment: first off, I may get lazy myself sometimes but there really is no real excuse not to change the TP roll ever when it is empty. also, I thought the Panama national anthem is long but I think Greece has them beat!
Response: lol. Ain't it the truth! Thanks for the heart rating. and Happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thank you for the cute llama Vday card!! I enjoyed all of the random animal facts. What a neat idea of what to write in the card. I wish I'd thought of that. I also love the stickers! Thanks again!!
Comment: Thanks! I love my SB name & yes some don't get it lol I don't make New Years resolutions anymore just set goals and a list on what I need to get done before the years ends lol and my big one is to shampoo the carpets! Thank you for the funny PC and I hope your year has started off good :) ~Rebecca
Comment: Warm Winter Greetings,
Thank you for the darling card, decorated envie, & the goodies:-)
Very sweet happy mail for sure.
This past week we had 2 day of 60 degree temps during the day & on the 2nd day it dropped down to 15 degrees at night! Whoa, talk about Frostyville!! I'm not one who will count the days till Spring or Summer, but this might be the year I start:-) You stay warm up there.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and the extra card that you included. I enjoyed reading your note. So far I have just done some shopping and put up the tree. I still have to decorate the rest of the house and do Christmas cards for my family and friends. Happy Holidays.
Response: You are most welcome! I have finally started shopping, and am making some gifts, so time is of the essence! lol. that is going fast! Good luck to you and of course, Merry Christmas as always!
Comment: Thank you. Yeah weâ€™ve had a few ups and downs too. I havenâ€™t even started Christmas shopping yet, itâ€™s hard for me to get in the spirit of the holiday. And after sending out and receiving over a hundred cards youâ€™d think Iâ€™d be having Christmas everyday. Bring on the wine! Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thanks for the card and the stickers. One of our holiday traditions is watching certain movies--Fantasia, The Hogfather, and Wil Vinton's Claymation Crhistmas (starring the California Raisins). And playing lots of holiday music, including Bob Dylan's holiday album. After listening to that a couple of times, you're ready for the new year.
Response: You are most welcome! Your traditions sound wonderful and fun... Happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and stickers, Brenda! I had a hard time choosing what design I wanted to get to send for this swap! So many cute cards with dogs to choose from this year, it seems! Happy Holidays!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you mz. Brenda for the fun cow tales chunk.... never heard of these treats! Glad to hear your 4th was good! Mine was quiet. I stayed home in the air conditioning! Friendswood is about 30 miles north of Galveston. It is definitely a nice place to bring up a family! Have a good summer, or what's left of it! Keep cool!
Response: After two days of beautiful 70's weather, it's back to 90F. Good grief! You also enjoy your remaining summer! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: We drove down south for good pizza, and a nice river drive on the weekend. Then found some city fireworks on the 4th and watched from a ways out of town. Missed the low stuff, but got in and out without a traffic jam.
Response: No traffic jams are a good thing! Glad you missed that! Happy swapping to you....
Comment: Love Whoppers. You are still young. I will be 70 next month and I still don't feel like it. We had gardens until we moved back to town and into a trailer park. Did grow a few tomatoes and strawberries in town.
Response: Glad I chose those for you! You, too, are young! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Brenda, I love the Thomas Kinkade Found ATCs you made for me! I have a really good friend that scores TK and introduced me to his art about 28 yrs ago. I also love the cherry blossom card you sent them in! Thank you so much â˜º
Response: I am so glad you liked them! I was fortunate to find those PC's so I could use them as ATC's. You can match up where they meet, just a little off, higher and lower. Thanks for the heart rating. Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thanks! I used Natl Geo for my cards too (yours Mastadon/WoolyMammoth). They have some great art! I like the rose quartz too - it's a nice close-up. Welcome to grass cutting season in MN! Now that the rain has stopped mine is going gangbusters!
Response: Thankfully I live in a Condo and don't have to mow or do snow removal. Love that! Thanks for the heart rating! So glad the rain finally stopped! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Weather has actually been crummy here the past few days! Alot of the misty rain, but it should clear up and be warm by the end of the weekend :D
Response: I just dislike that kind of weather! We get that a lot too! This weekend is wonderful weather-wise, and I hope your weather is wonderful too!
Thanks for the heart and Happy Swapping to you too!
Comment: Thank you for the card. I've been doing these kind of swaps for a while. I always have great boxes sent to me and I love sharing them! The weather has been cold and rainy here, but the today is nice. I don't have a garden because I live in an apartment. My mom is the gardener in the family, I can't even keep succulents alive
Response: Thanks for the rating! We might actually hit 80* this weekend! What a wonderful thing that will be! Happy Swapping to you!
Comment: Hello again! I love the speedy found images you chose for the swap. The pizza looks good enough to eat! I have a friend that is a Civil War re-enactor back east where I grew up..she would love the Belle Grove one! I will have to photo copy for her and send her a letter. Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! A friend gave me a bunch of brochures of Civil War stuff that is very interesting and while I can't use most of it, some is very useful! I am glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the heart! Happy Swapping, and Happy Mother's day to you!
Comment: Hi Brenda. Thank you so much for the speedy found images. You have a beautiful post card collection! The boat reminds me of a summer I spent in Rockport, MA... Nothing as old and ornate, but lots of awesome ships! And the pink one reminds me of an agate that's been cut in half... Such a beautiful design!
Thanks too for the Folgers coffee! I will bring it to work for my next rough Monday â˜º. And the beautiful coffee notecard! You are so kind.
Thanks again! Happy swapping ðŸ˜€
Response: The pink one is a Quartz cut in half! It just cried out to be used as an ATC, don't you think? I am so glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you for the dish cloth/ pot holder. I love the colors and the design......
Response: It isn't a pot holder, it is a dishcloth. It just doesn't have any holes in it, well, no large ones anyway. It will hold up very well when you use it. I hope you like it when you use it. Happy swapping.
Comment: What a cool pc miss Brenda. Micah has specifically asked for a red race car a dr who comic book and calendar a leap pad and that's it. He's getting books pjs and everything on his list. Merry Christmas.
Response: Hi Mindy! I hope its Ok that I sent it to Micah... Thanks for letting me know what he is getting for Christmas! That is great! Tell him I am jealous! Merry Christmas to you and the whole Yancey family!
Comment: Hey Brenda, thanks for the generous extras. The deco you sent does not actually meet swap rules since I'd already done a page in it. I'm not rating you down since you're new at deco swaps and the rules can be confusing. But in the future be careful to only send people decos they haven't gotten yet.
Response: You are right, I missed that sentence. I am sorry, but thankful you are so generous in still rating me a 5! Thank you for doing so! I guess I missed it as the other deco you sent me several people had multiple pages on it, and didn't think about it. Thank you for being generous and kind! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
Comment: Thanks for a great swap!! (received the resend)
Response: I am so glad you finally got this swap! Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Happy swapping to you.... The first PC was a Turtle! I am sorry you didn't get that one! I didn't have another to send.
Comment: lovely dishcloths. the one was interesting stitches ive never seen. looked knitted. can you please tell me the stitch you used? love them.
Response: Thanks! Sure, it is a new stitch I learned for this swap. It is called the Tunisian stitch, also called I learned the Afghan stitch, plus a couple of other names. I first made a small one, which I tried out in my kitchen to see how it worked doing dishes, and I liked how it withstood. I don't like a ton of holes and such. I hope you like it, if you use it. It is simple to do, but a little time consuming, as one row goes up and back. You can see several tutorials on youtube.
Enjoy the cloths! Merry Christmas! Brenda
Comment: Received your beautiful card yesterday,a long with the wonderful surprise plaque! Thank you. You shouldn't have sent something so nice. I hate to break it to you. But the plaque came all broken to pieces, It sadden me so too! Because it's worded so nice on it. I think I can it back together with hot glue. I hope. As you know, the postal service has no regard to people things & they will throw it around. I have seen it. Anyway, I hope you & yours has a Wonderful Christmas & New Years!
Response: Oh No! Thanks for giving me a heart, but you surely didn't have to after that! I will resend to you to make up for the broken item! I am leaving for the weekend, but will put it in the mail next week for sure. I will send you a note when I do! I am so sorry!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and all of the goodies that you included. I enjoyed reading your letter. I am sorry about your Yorkie but I'm glad that you have a new little companion. I love Chihuahuas. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Response: Hi Sue! You are most welcome! Thank you so much for everything.... Happy swapping to you....Brenda
Comment: Brenda, you sure know how to dress up a post card! The card itself is lovely...the washi tape and the stickers, along with your message about expecting snow takes it over the top. Thank you for making my day extra special with your happy mail.
Response: Hi Silvia! I am so glad it made your day! That is a good thing! Happy Holidays once again and Happy swapping to you! Brenda
Comment: Thank you for the Santa train card. I love the glitter on it. I like that Dickens quote, too. We should all try to follow it. Thank you for the postcards and especially the owl stickers. Merry Christmas!
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you also! Merry Christmas and Happy Swapping to you.....
Comment: I LOVE the Roller Skate postcard! I grew up a couple of blocks from a roller rink and went every chance I got. Also that song "Brand new key" (the roller skate song) by Melanie Safka has been in my head lately! :)
Response: I remember that song! Me and my sister went every chance we got also, and one year for Christmas, my sister got roller skates for Christmas, and I got, (drum roll) luggage. Can you say disappointment?? How about Major Disappointment?? lol. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Comment: I realised that I have done a very bad job after I received your parcel, my artwork just to bad and soooo sorry to my recipient, tks for the extras too BRENDA!
Response: Oh Honey, do not judge yourself harshly! Please! I am sure your work is just fine! No worries! I want you to keep up at Zentangle! It is fun and relaxing! Thank you so much for the heart! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Oh, wow, Brenda! What a gorgeous zentanged deco! I am going to have such fun decorating a page... :) Thank you! Thanks also for the lovely note (great Eleanor Roosevelt quote!) and notecard, sock monkey stickers, recipe and Christmas washi samples! You TRULY went above and beyond in making this swap extra special.
Response: Hi Wanda! I am so glad you liked everything! Have fun with the deco! Thanks for the heart and Happy swapping to you!
Comment: This was my first swap so didn't know what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised to have receive a treat along with the catalog. Thank you so much!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping to you..... If you would like some pointers, I would be glad to give them you, in a private message (PM).... SB lingo. hehe. if you don't, that's ok too!
Comment: This postcard was so cute! I love it! I put it up on my wall so I can see it all the time! To answer your question, my three favorite websites are Facebook, Pintrest, and Netflix! Thank you again for the lovely postcard!
Response: It went through! Thank you for answering my question! I am so glad you liked my PC! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you for the charming Tenniel Alice in Wonderland card, kind greetings, and glittery apple and pencil stickers, Brenda :) That is one of my most favorite boxed sets of cards <3 Hope you are having a good week, too -- thank you also for your latest message!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks so much for the heart and happy swapping to you!
Comment: Brenda, thank you so much for your nice and high quality State ATCs! I love them and hope to receive a few more from you ;-)
Response: Oh Thank you Alex! I worried so about them! I was worried that you wouldn't like them! I hope we are partners again and I hope I get some from you, too! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you....
Comment: This is a sugar skull: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/c2/49/65/c2496595934391dc07b5f04f2fa9b9a1.jpg it's associated with the Mexican Day of the Dead. I don't like them because it's appropriating Mexican culture and they're EVERYWHERE
Response: Yes, thanks for sharing that. I don't like those either. Thanks for sharing and for the heart. Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Wow! You are really good at these! I showed it to hubby and he said uhh we are framing that right? :) I've never tried these before and had fun with it - thankgoodness for google for inspiration! :) Thanks for the extras too :) will have to try for sure! :)
Response: Thanks! I was hooked immediately when I tried it. If you do frame it, please send me a pic. I would love to see it. Thanks so much for the heart.... happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap. It's one of my favorites and of course you can run it as often as you like.
I just love the atcs you made for me! I just love to look at all of the wonderful stamps that there are. Thanks for the cute tags too!
Response: Thank you very much for allowing me to run it! I enjoyed doing it! Thanks for the compliments.... and the heart.... happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thank you! I love black cats.
Our Halloween was low key. We had four trick or treaters (even though our porch light was off!).
Response: I am glad you liked the PC! I had to work and was I ever busy! I work in a grocery store and I was check out in the express lane. I would say that at least 90% of the people who came through the lane had Halloween candy! (this was on Oct 31st) I had to change the receipt roll twice in the 5 hours I worked! That is a lot of transactions! I had no knocks on my door when I got home even though I live in an apartment complex. I have had no t&t since I have lived here. No clue as to why. Which is fine with me. Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you!
Comment: Miss Brenda. You certainly made our day today. I thought at first the owl was a stamp because it was so professionally done. Wow and the lighthouses, took my breath away. Thank you so much. Have a great day!
Response: So glad you like it! Thank you! Happy swapping....
Comment: Hello MissBrenda! Thank you for the card. My favorite websites are swapbot, rural-revolution.com, and fresheggs.com. Have a great day!
Response: Hi Jeepermom! I have never heard of the other two websites. I will have to check them out! Thanks for answering them! Have a great day and thanks for the heart rating. Happy swapping to you...
Comment: Brenda, thank you so much for your letter! So glad you are doing better. I love the extra's so much! It's like you know me. I love hearts and that ATC is amazing and I love LEMON!!! Love the card too! Thank you so much!! XO Kelly
Response: Hi Kelly! So so glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping.....
Comment: Finally! - You got someone other than Fry to send to, this time :-) --- Super thanks for the really cool pictures - Are they laminated? -- They are so perfectly pressed on the backing - No wrinkles or such, and, the pictures are so smooth. Really awesome ATC's. Thanks again for a great swap. Happy day to you.
Response: No they are not laminated. I used rubber cement. I like using that. It works perfectly for making these. A light coating on both sides and it is wonderful.... Thanks for the heart rating.... Happy swapping to you....Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Hello again! Great choices with this one as well! The one of the Empress and her children is cool! Thanks for the history on that one! Make sure though if you know where the image came from that you site that on the back of the ATC. Its kind of like giving credit where its due. Happy Swapping!
Response: Hi Fry! Thanks for the Heart rating! Yes, I did forget to put down where I got the image from. It was from a book I no longer have, sadly. I will do better about siting where I get my images in the future. Happy swapping to you too!
Comment: Very cute postcard. To answer your question I don't really spend much time on the internet, so I can't even name you 3 favorite web sites. The only ones I'm on with any regularity are swap-bot and recently eBay.
Response: Hi! Thanks for answering my question honestly! I know I spend too much of my time on the internet..... thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you for the nice note card, and your wonderful explanation on your wrist. I hope you are doing well. A co-worker had a bad wrist earlier this year at my full-time job. My small daughter fractured her thumb late AUG16, but now better. Sometimes we need to rest for awhile, even if it's an inconvenience and in bad pain. I wish you well on a speedy recovery!
Response: Thank you. I am glad your daughter is better, too. I am getting stronger every day. Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thakks for the resend..No I didn't receive another one..I have not received a lot of post cards ...I went looking for your message and saw it on the profile page...I guess I am not in the habit to look there...I better start doing that....
Response: Hi Kathie, I am glad you received the resend! Thanks for the heart rating....I also sent a regular message, but you must have missed that one. No worries. I am glad you got the resend. Have a great rest of the summer! Happy swapping to you....
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pastel music-themed card (of course, I tried to sight-read it, heheh!) and good wishes, Brenda! I also hope you are having a good summer :) EDIT (7/13): Belated thank you also for your original card of a gorgeous Delfic Sybil (I am thankful to have visited the Sistine Chapel when I went to Rome with my relatives two years ago :) and would love to spend more time in the Vatican Museum; I appreciate how Michelangelo made each figure so real with every sinew -- beautiful and powerful-looking) and colorful washi, Brenda! Thank you for going above and beyond as a partner. My three favorite sites are probably Swap-Bot, etsy (dangerous, haha!), and Pinterest.
Response: I am glad you received it! I guess the other one never showed up since this one was a resend. Sorry about that....Thanks for the heart rating despite it being terribly late! Have a great rest of summer.....
Comment: Hey Brenda, I finally got time to open your swap. Sorry it took me so long, thank you for being so patient and alert with this swap. I hope to be less busy from now on LOL. I love the ATCs, I love the woodpecker! These will fit so great in my collection!
Response: Hi Maggie, I am glad they will fit in! Thanks for the heart! Enjoy the rest of summer! Happy swapping to you......
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I squealed when I saw the haunted mansion PC! We are gearing up to take my daughter on her first trip to Disney and although at 3 years old she might be too young for the haunted mansion I have been making it a point to talk about it a lot, about how it's not real and it's fun and she can close her eyes if she gets scared... It's my favorite ride, I even have dreams about it (haha) Thanks!!! :)
Response: So, so glad you liked them! Enjoy your trip! When is your trip? Have a great week and Happy swapping....
Comment: Love the vintage postcard and your drawings and washi tape decorations - many thanks for lovely mail and your encouragement re: swap-bot!! My three favorite websites are similar to yours - swap-bot, pinterest and goodreads. Best wishes and happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for the kind words and the heart and for answering my question! Happy swapping to you. have a great week!
Comment: Hi Brenda! I received your Special K postcard, thanks so much! Cute snail and other drawings. The first pc hasn't appeared yet. Lost in the huge world of mail. I kind of forgot, we took a 2 week road trip to Ohio and back to visit family. ðŸ˜Š
The weather here is in mid to high 80's and low 90's. Thanks again for resending and staying on top of this swap. I'm kind of forgetful sometimes. Take care & happy swapping, Judy
Response: I am so glad you received that one. Thanks for the heart! I decided to resend it since I hadn't heard from you on it.... glad it made it safe and sound..... happy swapping to you!
Comment: â¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œâ¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œthis was one of the best swaps for me here! I love everything and your note was so nice and the extras are super! Its a gift, not a swap! Thank you, Brenda!!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart(s)....have a great week and happy swapping to you....
Comment: Hello Brenda! Thanks for the Lady's Slipper card! Your message about the weather reminds me back when I was in MN, and yes, sometimes, the rain gives us a break after all the hot weather. To answer your last question, I was introduced to Swap-bot because my sister also swaps postcards, so I just wanted to get even with her. Have a great one!
Response: Hi Tynesha! Glad you liked the PC. Lol ! Have you gotten even yet? Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Your work is amazing. How long have you been doing zentangling? Also, thanks for the great summer recipe!
Response: Hi! Thank you so much! I have only discovered zentangling late last October. I was instantly hooked. But I don't do tangling everyday. So glad you like what I sent you. Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Brenda, I just got the box and I love everything you sent! That nail polish is such a fun colour! Can't wait to do my nails with it! And such a nice variety of things you included. Thank you so much for organizing and for the gifts you sent!
Response: Hi Beth! I am so glad you liked everything I sent you! I enjoyed the swap very much! Let me know if you would like to do another.... Happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card. And the answer to your question is "NO." I'm sure I would break something, like my neck. I have a friend who's 68 and she and her 71 year old brother and her daughter all went bungee jumping and ziplineing last summer. I thought they were crazy.
Response: So glad you liked it! Yea, funny how that is! Glad you finally got the card! Happy swapping.....have a great week!
Comment: Thank you for the post cards and extras! My 3 favorite websites are CharacterLab, Kickstarter and Swap-Bot :)
Response: So glad you liked the cards! Thanks for answering my question! I have never heard of the first two, I will have to check them out. Thanks for the heart. have a great week and happy swapping to you...
Comment: Hi Brenda- Sorry for the delayed rating, I thought I already had. Thanks for the lovely vintage card. Geocaches can be all different types of containers- some big, some small. Some only hold a small log to sign others are full of "treasure" aka junk. I enjoy it because it gives me a reason to be out in Nature and I have met some really great people through the hobby.
Response: Hi Robert! That sounds like a ton of fun! Thanks for the heart and have a great week! Also thanks for hosting!
Comment: Thanks Brenda for your postcard. Just picked it up at the mailbox at the end of the road......I did enjoy seeing Cheamside and that was a vintage shot of the place. The planet is growing so fast that we forget about 100 years ago just how much space there was for people to live and to prosper. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it! You are so correct! Thanks for the heart rating! Have a great week and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Brenda, many thanks for the swap and the beautiful things you sent! I love it all-- the notecard, the atc (my first!), the pc, zentangle (nice job!), and thanks for the two blank atcs! ðŸ˜Š
Thanks too for the extra PC you mailed. Just got it today!
Response: Hi Beth! Thank you! I am glad you liked everything! Have a wonderful week and thanks for the heart rating! Looking forward to our next swap!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of Oxford. I love B&W photograph, and I love Oxford. I visited there almost 20 years ago when I did a semester abroad in London. Such a great experience.
Your random question: I would try to give CPR to anyone who needed it, but I must admit I'd be terrified of screwing it up. Since I'm a teacher, I go through the training about once a year, but I still forget some of the details about how to do it. At our most recent training, they told us the guidelines changed, so now the focus is on the chest compressions (rather than compressions and providing breaths). That's only for adults though.
Response: I am glad you liked the PC! And thanks so much for the heart rating. In response to your answer: in an emergency situation, you would be surprised what you remember. A person is so focused on the situation, your mind just takes over and you remember. Just pray you never have to use it. Thanks for answering! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a very thoughtful card. Just love the butterfly stamp especially .
How lovely of you to send me your last Thomas Kinkade Card - I adore it and will put it in its own little frame.
As to your question about websites. I'd have to say Pinterest, Flikr and Facebook.
Thank you once again for a great swap (oh nearly forgot to thank you for the cute little hearts). â¤ï¸ðŸ’œðŸ’›
Response: I am so glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart rating and for answering my question! Have a wonderful week and happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Hi Miss Brenda!
Thank you for the lovely Recipe postcard! I really love these!!
Ok you asked what my favorite websites are...
3. CullensOnline (its a Twilight Fan Fic Group)
Response: That's why I picked that big boy! Glad you liked him! Thanks for the heart rating! Doing well in MN! Happy swapping to you......
Comment: Cute Dinkeytown postcard, thanks so much. I wasn't lucky enough to go to college but I love the idea of going lol. Is there any Florida postcards you would like when we swap cards again ðŸ˜‰? Take care ~ Judy
Response: Sure! Anything you wish to share is fine with me! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: So both of the ATCs are gorgeous! I love them, thank you! Heart to you for joining in the PEACE poster! You're already a part of it! Also, I loved your note and tucked it into my treasure box! Many thanks! xo
Response: So glad you liked the ATC's! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Hi Brenda! It's 87 here today, your cute "cold" postcard was nice to see. Yes, I've been to Minnesota several times, former semi driver lol. The mall sounds awesome but afraid it would wear me out fast! Thanks for the postcard with chilly air. ðŸ˜„ Take care & Happy Spring, Judy
Response: The mall wears me out! Thanks for the heart rating! Glad you liked the PC! Love that spring is here!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable cub cards, Brenda! My first favorite toy as a kid was a brown bear, and my high school mascot was a Cub :) How wonderful retreating to work at a cabin sounds! I am probably going to catch up on New Year's (!) cards tomorrow for Valentine's Day and possibly order some macarons :) Thank you again!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipe card; I love that it's all handwritten. We got about 20 inches in the big storm; enough to have fun in, but not enough that it became a big problem. I stayed in a good mood because we never lost power :)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! 20 inches! Yikes! We got about 8 inches here at my house, wasn't too much of a bother. Happy Valentine's day to you!
Comment: Brenda, I LOVE the ATCs! I like your creative style. The 3 Color Atc is so nice. I must say I absolutely love the zentangle heart. I've not done zen before and hope to someday to give it a try. The backs of your ATCs are so nice...it is like getting two more extras - they are so nicely done and your printing is so pretty. Thank you for doing this private swap.
Response: Hi Nancy! Thank you! You are being too kind. I enjoyed this swap. Thanks again....
Comment: Beautiful ATC,thank you! I would not have guessed that you are new at zentangle. Don't worry about glitter, I love glitter.
Response: Thanks for the Heart rating! I am so totally new to zentangling. I fell in love with it immediately and pair it with an ATC - SCORE! I thank you for liking what I made for you. That humbles me very much. Makes me want to better myself even more. And learn more! I will check out the website you suggested to me, for sure. Thanks!
Comment: Yay to Ren Faires! They are so much fun! Harry Potter a BIG favorite around here! We were so sad when we heard about Alan Rickman. Love that you are making HP ATCs and mini wands to go with them. My one daughter bought me and her sisters all wands when she was at Harry Potter World. I go Professor McGonagall's :) and it is on my shelf beside all my Lord of the Rings fun stuff :)
Response: Thanks for the heart rating! HP is so much fun! I hope you are in the swap!! I would love to visit HP world. That would be wonderful and just magical! Might have to borrow your Professor McGonagall's outfit to go!
Happy swapping to you!
Comment: I love the card from Thailand. Thank you for the great card and the nice note too. It's snowing hard here today, I hope your weather warms up soon. I will check out zentangle.
Response: I would rather have the snow than the deep freeze that we are going to be getting this weekend! Try zentangling, its easier than it looks! Happy swapping to you..... thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: got your swap today! Love the zentangles and thanks so much for the extras!
Response: I am so glad you like them! I just discovered Zentangles and Love them myself. They are fun to create and quite a challenge! Happy New Year to you and hope to have you as a partner again in the future! Happy Swapping.....
Comment: Hi Brenda! I love, love, love the two darling ATCs. Thank you for reading my profile. These ATCs will almost complete my pocket page of horizontals. I'll pm you later today regarding a private swap. Wishing you a new year filled with many new swap-bot friendships.
Response: Hi Nancy! So glad you like the ATC's! Thank you for the heart rating! Happy Swapping to you and Happy New Year....
Comment: The pear is just fantastic! I love both the colors and the design. I would say you have the hang of this zentangle thing hands down!! The snowman atc that you sent for my Mandy collection is very moving for me and looks wonderful on my wall! thank you so much!
Response: You are too kind. Thank you. I am so glad you like it. I am also glad you like the snowman atc. I am glad that fits in as well. It is my wish that the snowpeople help with your journey to healing....
Happy swapping to you.
Comment: I absolutely adore my candy cane ATC! Thank you it is amazing and you are very talented!
Response: Thank you.... I must be honest, it is a stamped image. I did color it in and I used several colors to try and create depth within the coat of the hedgehog and the belly. Hopefully I was successful.
Comment: Thank you so much for your nice note! To answer your question, I don't have any family left - not sure how I'll spend Christmas, but if I'm at home, I'll honor the memory of those who went before me.
Happy Holidays to you!
Response: I am sorry to hear this, I am hoping you will find a meaningful way to spend it your way. Looking forward to doing more swaps with you.....
Comment: Thank you for the sweet elf, I love hiss stripey background :) thanks also for sharing the tags you got, that is so cute using a pop tab as a buckle. Thanks also for sharing your holiday memories! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks so much! Merry Christmas once again! Happy Swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet Christmas card and ATC! The postage was fine, no problems. I love the Christmas ATC you made for me, I will be adding this one to my permanent collection, never to be traded away! Thank you also for the washi samples and the ATC sleeves. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: I really enjoyed this swap! It was very fun! I am very glad you liked it all! Thank you very much for the heart rating! Merry Christmas to you and your family! I look forward to more swaps!
Comment: First let me Thank you for your kind words,I do appreciate it.. it has been a tough year,,Now about your card.. I love it,,,amazing colors, love the tree theme, I love everything about it..I am honored to be the one who adds this card to their collection..Great extras too,,Thank you for all
Response: **blushes** Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for the heart rating! It was a pleasure to be your partner and happy swapping to you! Hope to be your partner again!
Comment: Hi Brenda! Thanks for the great PC! I love that there is a Domino's in the pic! Your saying for MN is the same we have here in TX! I've heard it from folks all over! Except San Diego. The weather is always the same old thing there! Must be boring day in and day out hahah
Response: Oh how funny! Thanks for the heart! Have a great day and Happy Swapping to you!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and nice note too. I tried ATC's when I first joined, I enjoyed them but didn't like only getting a 5 and no hearts after putting so much time into it. Now I just do the postcards and have a huge collection.
Response: Oh i hear you on that! I find myself stressing over it! Thanks so much for the heart rating! Happy Swapping to you!
Comment: I love the postcard you made. It's so pretty! I'm loving all the colors of fall but we don't get fall here in Texas. Here it is October and we are still in the mid to upper 90's. Enjoy the fall.
Response: Oh I am so glad you like it! Thank you for the heart rating! Glad you received it also! I was so worried! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: I really should update my profile soon. Hahaha...I was born & raised in Mpls before I moved to Wisconsin, then Missouri. I've been in Missouri for 32 years now but still have all of my relatives in the Twin Cities as well as the Duluth-Superior area. I loved your postcard by the way, thank you. :-) My niece from Brooklyn Park was just down for a visit September 25th. I will be flying home in March to see all my family & stay with her.
Response: Such a small world we live in! Thank you for the Heart rating! Happy Swapping! Enjoy your visit!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely batch of notecards. I use so many and it is nice to have some new and different ones. I found Swap-Bot reading an article in the newspaper. Good luck with the ATC's. Hugs, Mona
Response: You are most welcome! I am glad you like them! Thanks for the heart rating! Happy Swapping to you!
Comment: I'm all with you on the bugs and humidity issue! Your card is pretty amazing and I love it! Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks so much for liking my card! It was fun to make! I couldn't find one I liked, so that is what I came up with! Also, thanks so much for the heart! I really appreciate that! Happy Swapping to you! I hope we are partners again soon!
Comment: Thank you for a lovely postcard. I loved reading about your state, it sounds beautyfull!
It's nice to have all seasons. I don't like them all as much but all of them have their own specialty.
And welcome to swapbot! Hope you have a lot of fun.
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for the heart rating! It sure reached you quickly! Happy Swapping to you!
Comment: Wow, I'm reading Agatha Christie right now too! Murder on the Links. You're right, she never fails to intrigue. I'll have to check this one out, I haven't read it. Thanks!
Response: She is a Great writer! Makes you think, and just when you think you have it all figured out, you don't !!!! Love it! I haven't read Murder on the Links yet, I will have to get that one and read it... Thanks! And also thanks for the Heart!
Comment: Do you have a laminating machine?! - What a beautiful presentation for the pretty recipe card you sent . Thank you very much for the recipe - It sounds really yummy - and - perfect for these hot summer days. I absolutely love the blank recipe cards you sent - Love the colors, the size, and, the decorations on them. Thank you so much for a fabulous swap. Happy day to you .
Response: I am most glad you like them! No I bought laminating sheets at the dollar store and they happened to fit the recipe card perfectly! The Marinated Cucumbers are so delish and don't need to be sitting in ice like so many dishes do at gatherings, which is a lifesaver! Happy swapping to you! I am glad you are happy with the cards....... <3
Comment: I'm so glad you suggested this book! I've had it for years...how ever long it's been out...but just never read it. I think that will be the next one I read :) Thanks for being my partner. Happy Swapping
Response: I know what you mean! I had it for quite a while too, and i happened to pick it up and start reading it and then this swap came along! Happy swapping to you!