Comment: Thank you for the great stash of goodies. My granddaughters were here when it arrived, they were very happy that there were things for everyone! ( when swaps arrive when the girls are here - means I don't get to keep much) but there was - as they said " enough for everyone"
Thanks again 🙂
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun goodies. I loved the otter card you sent. He is just too cute. I absolutely loved all the journal cards. I can use them in any of my scrapbooks. Thank you so much. =)
Comment: THANK you so much for the Special Day, Red Roses~ 🌹~ Thank You for letting me know why you were late sending and i hope your daughter is much better soon! Praying! If I could send you a bouquet of roses ! would... I hope you enjoy these instead & a lovely 5 💜💙💚💛❤️RATING! LOL :-)
Enjoy & Blessings, cc
Comment: Love, love, love all the stickers. and also the Kawaii ones. I don't really use them, but, do like to see the designs ..they have always interested me. Thank you very much, and Happy New Year!!
Comment: Your envelope was super fun and unique. It was full of stuff, I cant wait to use. I esp like the tag made from a cheetos bag. WOW! A new idea. I am not sure if you made that or if you are passing it along, but I had not idea the beauty you could upcycle from a chip bag. Thanks for making my day.
Comment: I was pretty bummed to receive such a "thrown" together swap. You did not seem to put a lot of thought or energy into your envelopes. They were uneven, covered in sharpie marks, and not decorated. I would never feel comfortable sending these to someone.
Response: Odd. I have sent the same type of envelopes made the same way on at least half a dozen swaps, yet you are the only one to express dissapointment. And no where did the requirements state that they HAD to be decorated. Hmmm...
Comment: Hello Nelda, My apologies for being late with this rating - I've been sick since Christmas and I just found this swap of PC's and stamps you sent. Love the cards - Phoenix Bird, Disneyland, Laguna Beach and Dubrovnik - all new to me. The stamps were great too. Once again my apologies for being late. I am finally feeling better and starting to catch up - will be glad to be able to do things. .Chris crispycritter
Comment: thank you for all the cute and different memo pad sheets. I love the bird ones especially as I love bird watching. The frog one and the elephant one is great. I love the Elvis envelope. Thank you for your thoughtfulness---have a great week.alaina/circlebfarms
Comment: ♥ Thank you for the colorful board. It reminds me of the hot air balloon fest that culminates in the Great Balloon Race, part of the 2 week long Derby Festival. The "balloon glow" is something to see.
Comment: Hi Nelda,
I received your 200 sticker swap but it seems you may have missed some of the requirements of the swap. The description states "No labels, words, letters, school, teacher, reward, puffy, 3D, holiday, foam attachment or promos." and about half the stickers you sent me were holiday stickers or teacher/reward stickers. This is of concern to me because I chose the swap specifically for non-holiday stickers. Consequently I have to rate you a 3 but if you would prefer to do a resend I would be happy to re-rate you.
Response: I disagree. Half of what I sent you was NOT holiday or teacher reward stickers. I did send several sheets of holiday as extras since I sent you well more than 200 stickers. And as far I, remember only one small sheet was teacher reward stickers sent as extras. That said, I will accept the 3 as I had sent you my entire stash and do not have another 200 stickers to send. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I was disappointed that there was no accompanying note as the swap suggested. "For fun, send one card from a place you have visited either locally or on a vacation. Include a note about what was interesting or not about that location." Which place did you visit?
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcards! One is a real treasure for my collection of Alice in wonderland postcards!!! If you have any other postcards with Alice theme I'll gladly swap with you and send anything:)
Comment: I enjoyed looking at your board! I really liked the ornaments to do with kids (gonna try them with the kiddos I babysit) and all the pictures with animals! Thanks for sending!
Comment: I received greeting cards instead of postcards. I immediately messaged her and offered the opportunity for a re-send, but she replied that she didn't have any Christmas postcards and would be fine with a 3 rating. When I went out of my way to give her the opportunity to make postcards (contrary to the swap guidelines), it became more of a hassle than it was worth receiving anything from her due to the unpleasant correspondence.
Response: The unpleasant correspondence went both ways. I was more that willing to accept a three on a swap that I admitted I didn't thoroughly read and instead only read the title "Christmas/Holiday Card Swap" and, as I was doing multiple swaps, I didn't pay as much attention as I should have. I naturally assumed Christmas cards meant just that :Christmas greeting cards. I did receive communication from her and then replied, telling her that I couldn't send until a week later and asking politely what rating I could expect when I sent her homemade PCs. She responded with what, to my mind, seemed an unnecessary attitude about how she was being kind enough to allow me to send her homemade PCs despite the fact that I had already requested the three that I deserved. My response did indicate that she need not be concerned, as I would do an excellent job on the PCs. Then she responded that she didn't appreciate my attitude in print, accused me of being passive/aggressive, which shows how little she knows me, and no longer wanted anything from me. I agreed that the respect she apparently expected from me for going so far out of her way allow me to make up a swap that I was willing to take a 3 on, didn't seem to be mutual and told her to go ahead and give me the three I was already willing to accept since I'd admitted from the start that it was my responsibility to read the body of the swap and not just the misleading title, which has since been edited to more clearly reflect the actual parameters of the swap.
So she's right on the last point. The whole mess did become far more of a hassle than it needed to be. She should have just honored my request and given me the three since it was my honest mistake and would have saved us both unneeded irritation and misunderstanding.
Comment: Wow nelda,that package was fatastc,you sure did stuff it extra full! It was sooooo fun going thru all the different packs of stuff, it really made my day, thank you so much for the super swap !!
Comment: Your tea arrived today! Gosh, what a happy little parcel, I love the envelope and the postcards are great and I just can't wait to try the teas! And the little felty cup oh goodness too adorable! Also, sci-fi novel, that sounds cool, definitely curious about that. And stickers! I found these after I wrote the rating the first time! AAaaa thank you so much, you've put a huge smile on my face. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: OH MY!!! I love your board! Purple is one of my favorite colors. I adore the steampunk-y owl watch. Co cute! And I know I have never seen a purple snail, but now I really want to. But my favorite pics are the VW bus, because I love vintage VWs, and the jacaranda trees. I used to live where there were a lot of jadarandas and they are absoluteoy and totally the most beautiful trees ever!!! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: I absolutely LOVED this dirty ATC - I burst out laughing when I opened it - my dirty ATC's are not dirty enough - I wasn't sure how dirty to go but now that I see you "went there"! I can wait for the next Dirty ATC swap!!! I think your ATC deserves a special little frame and be hung on my wall!!!! Thanks so much!
Response: Display it with pride! So pleased you like it:)
Comment: Thank you for sharing your favorite film with me. :-) The Fugitive was one of the first films I watched with my now husband when we were dating back in 2003. I do enjoy a great action filled film!
Comment: Hey! So sorry for the delay in rating, I finally got a chance to check my mail! The post card is beautiful, something really different. I love lady and the tramp as well! Especially now that I just got a puppy 3 months ago! Take care! <3
Comment: Thanks for the great cards, Nelda! I think my favorites are the GA lighthouse card and the one of KY with Seattle Slew (racehorce). Your homemade callendar envie was great-so cute with the kitten! My adult son saw that and thought it was very nifty and even noticed your notes about things like reminders to change furnace filters, Dr. appts., etc. -- he thought it was a great way to recycle! take care, Carol in Denver
Response: The reminders to change furnace filter were my hubby's. He's very concerned with keeping up with that:) Pleased you liked the cards and envie. It is nifty. many calendars have such pretty pic it's a shame to throw them out and fancy envies can be expensive. Enjoy:)
Comment: ♥ Lovely cats. The one in the window on his back is my favorite. Reminds me of a cat we had. She thought she was a super human. (Cats would never want to just be a human.) Thanks for the great pics.
Comment: Wow, it sure was a nice surprise to get your package in the mail today! How nice of you to send me three great postcards, as well as all the wonderful goodies!! Thank you very much for everything you sent. It made my day.
Response: So pleased you received it. I was concerned that I hadn't added enough postage. Enjoy:)
Comment: Will rerate if I get swap. 2/26 Still have not gotten swap item. 7/19/2015 - I got the card. I would have given you a 5 however it took a long time to get anything from you. And you have given me way to much attitude over the swap. The messages on here were enough you did not have to email me as well. You've told me that you have sent 4 times and to be honest I'm not sure I believe that. You've made me feel like you think I'm lying about not getting anything. Which I find hilarious because judging by the card I just got I can assure you I would not want 4 of them. Now I've re-rated you so please stop with the messages and emails. In the future if you have this problem again and trust me I've done over a 1000 swaps you will have this problem sometime again, I hope that you show your partner more respect. 7/24/15 Enough already. Stop harassing me with emails, messages and here. Just leave me alone. I rated you as I felt you deserved. I stated how you made me feel by your attitude. I did not say that you came out and accused me of anything. I only said how I felt. As for being unavailable for contact. As I have said before I have health issues that take me away from coming on swap-bot or even online. So yes I disappear sometimes. But I never ignored you and contacted as soon as I was able. Now this is over with, you've been rated. Leave me alone!
Response: Since I did indeed send 4 different times and worked hard on each and every one of the ATCs I sent, I have fulfilled this swap over and above the call on this one. I have done plenty of swaps myself and have never had this kind of difficulty in getting a swap to my partner. Usually one resend is all that is necessary. I generally do not have to resend three times to a valid US address.
If you choose to interpret my repeated attempts to fulfill what should have been a fairly simple swap as my accusing you of lying, that is your choice. Although it is interesting that you complain of my accusing you of lying about not receiving anything, yet in the previous sentence you question my veracity about how many times I have sent to the same US address in an attempt to fulfill this swap.
And you received numerous messages and, ultimately, an email from me precisely because I have had so much trouble maintaining regular communication. I'd send you a PM asking if you had received my resend, three resends, and hear nothing from you for weeks. Yet you resent my repeated attempts to communicate?
I wanted to make sure you received what was due you.
Well, the end result is that you finally got what was due you, I have fulfilled the terms of the swap several times over and it is now quite obvious to all swappers that I went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I got this sorted out even though I probably shouldn't have had a problem with it to begin with. Also, I see no problem with my behavior or respect. I fell all over myself to straighten this out yet you balled me out in an email because I didn't somehow know that you had been in the hospital.
One hundred swaps or 10,000 swaps, this one swap has been more trouble that it needed to be and I am happy to finally get it behind me. I am delighted that you finally received the ATC that worked so hard on to create just for you.
According to USPS tracking this 4th resend was received, and signed for, at 10:38 a.m. on July 16,2015. I have done everything I can to make good on a swap that I have, to date, sent 4 times, including the original send. This swapper's address is valid and she did indeed receive my most recent send.
Resent again July 13, 2015.
Resent a third time in June and I still have not heard anything either way.
Resent early May. Contact around May 10th and still haven't heard anything. Sent March 24,2015. If you hadn't gotten it, you should have contacted me before rating a 1. I can't make good on it if I don't know about it.
Comment: Love the idea! Had a client say about flying..." If God wanted us to fly we would have wings".... Seems her kids wanted her to go by plane to visit them. It is amazing how people and situations can inspire us. Nothing like a spat with DH to move one. Ask me how I know, lol!
Response: I don't need to ask. I know. Anyhow, pleased you liked it:)
Comment: Hey Nelda!! So sorry for rating this late but i haven't had computer with internet connection until today. thank you so much for you funny ATC hahaha I couldn't help laughing when I opened the envelope while walking by the street xD Hope to meet you in another swap son again! ^_^
Take care! Lidia
Comment: Thank you, you really did fill the box, but I was a bit upset that a lot of the items were Christmas themed. I understand that this was not profile based but I just wished there were more items I could use.
Response: Sorry you were upset, but I sent what I had left. There were also a lot of other items. So I hope you find something you can use:)
Comment: Thanks for the cards (loved the one with the mustache!) and the extra package of flowers, too. Lovely! 2/24/2015 BTW- I rated this a long time ago... and I see my rating - but apparently you do not... I don't know what to make of it - hopefully you can see this part. I'll repeat what I said before: Thanks for the cards (loved the one with the mustache!) and the extra package of flowers, too. Lovely!
Response: Wonderful! So glad you liked them. I just got the mustache one in a medium box swap.
And I got the repeat. It wasn't showinh now rvrn though it obviously did before. But thanks for making sure on your end. Happy Swapping:)
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love the different cards you included and the flower hat! I don't know what I'm gonna do with it yet but I think it would look awesome on a mixed media canvas. =] Thank you thank you!
Response: I thought that hat was so cute, but I just didn't need it. So glad you can find a place for it. And I have tons of blank cards:)
Comment: HAHA! Thank you for the c & b key chain! Then the trim is like...I bet I'm not allowed to get detailed here...hmm good placement of the trim to add to the whole picture! Thanks!
Response: Oh wonderful! This is my first time crating that kind of craft so I was concerned whether it would look authentic. Guess it does. I thought the accents added a nice touch. So pleased you like it. ENjoy:)
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely package! I can't believe how generous you were. All the teas sound delicious and I'm going to count the clear stamps as an angel package for a stamp swap I was flaked on a while ago. Wish I could give you another heart! Thank you! :)
Response: Oh,well,my!I'm so glad you like the package. I'm a tea nut so I know more tea is the best kind!
Comment: I am sorry to have to rate you a 1. But i did leave you a message on your profile and never heard from you. I have not gotten any thing in the mail from you. I will be more then glad to re-rate
Update - 7-31-11
Thank you for the resend^^ wonderful postcards!
Response: I did send the card well before the deadline.. It was my only "unique card"
Comment: Hi ! I received your letter this morning. Thanks for the tea bags, I'll try it today :) also your handmade enveloppe was really nice. but there was no note with it. But it's okay as you wrote the swap's name and yours on the enveloppe :)
Comment: Thank you so much - easily the best selection of stamps I have received for a quick swap! Very considerate of you to send ones that match my themes - you even sent me an Australian one I didn't have! Cheers and happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you very much for the envelope with so many things. I was pulling them out one by one, it´s so fanny! I have never tried scrap-booking, but your envelope inspires me tried to do that :) Thank you very much, Nellie!
Comment: WOW!!! What great variety and quantity. Thanks for sharing such a big batch of old postage stamps from around the world. I really enjoyed sorting, looking at and putting away all of them. And the damaged ones are perfect for mail-art projects. Happy New Year!
Comment: This is very cute! This is the first FB I've ever seen. I think I need to step up on the ones I'm creating! *smiles*
So... now that I have this, what do I do with it next? (Can you tell I'm a complete newbie?)
Response: You put you name and address and likes, etc. on a page and then send the FB on to someone else you think might want to sign it. Eventually it'll get back to the person it was made for.