Comment: Sara (´• ω •`) ♡ I always love hearing from you, so I was excited to see that I was your partner. Your letter did not disappoint and I was so tickled with your choice of stationery! Look forward to my reply soonish ( ´ ∀ `)ノ～ ♡
Comment: Hi Sara, what amazing mail art you never disappoint!! And I do love Maremi Small Arts stuff thank you for the extra ephemera. I haven’t taken any in person art nor craft classes but I’d like to do that some day. There isn’t much around here you probably know we have had strict mask and social distancing and gathering mandates but hopefully we are really through all that this time.
Comment: What a beautiful fall card. You’re right, the only falling leaves we get around here are palm fronds. The temps have actually been decent this past week, and I look forward to 66° tomorrow morning to walk the dogs. 🍂🍁🌴
Comment: I love love love the images you sent and the big one on the awesome deli paper (is it deli paper?!) These are so fun ! I will have a lot of fun using these in my crafting and journals! Thank you sooo much! xx G
Response: Awesome! Yes I did some on deli paper b/c I love collaging with stamps on deli paper : ) So glad you love everything!
Comment: Hi Sara, so yes the letter finally made it to S.A. :) The colorful envie caught my eye right away, very nice! Thank you for the informative letter, I used to go to a monthly Stampin Up meet up, but since the pandemic there hasn't been any more meet ups. I also haven't been able to find the lady that used to host them. I hope she is okay. Enjoy your weekend. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your very colorful letter! :) I"m your opposite - I cannot take the heat at all, and will gladly take colder temps any day. :) Not a huge fan of snow & ice, but I can deal. :)
Comment: I enjoyed your letter immensely ❤❤❤ Oh my goodness ❤❤❤ First off, nine whole pages...I've written eight before and was suitably impressed! Second, your handwriting, along with your ink, I was so in love. Third, and most importantly, I was highly entertained by your letter. I so enjoyed reading your answers, getting a peek into who you are :D Your answers were thoughtful and engaging. I look forward to returning the favor in a reply letter! Thank you for spending the time to write such a lovely letter ❤❤❤
Response: Well you just made my day : ) I'm SO glad you enjoyed my letter! It is such a fantastic thing to have someone appreciate what you send!! Looking forward to hearing from you in the mail! Thanks for the sweet words of encouragement!!
Comment: Love love love how it came out and you did an amazing job I would love to use your book for images for the traveling journals that I host if you will allow me to take pictures please let me know !!
Comment: Thanks for the letter showing off your favorite nibs and the extra sheets of tomoe river paper! My current journal is TRP and I like it a lot but I can always use more for switching and testing!
Comment: I wish that I could thank you in person with a big island-style hug! This was a wonderful surprise to receive so many profile-perfect bonuses. I’m in love with the postcards and Elvis notecards!! It was fun to hear a bit about your snorkel experience too! Mahalo nui loa! Sending you all the best as you move to the lone star ⭐️
Response: Hooray! this made my day! : ) This is what swapping is all about! Thanks for the glowing review and comment - knowing I made someone happy is just everything!!
Comment: OMGoodness your envelope made my day!! I added that stamp set to my want list lol!! They are fabulous!! Thanks for the recipes! I added them to my girls' books! Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: Awesome! I'm always so glad when I get the chance to use that stamp set for someone who will really appreciate it! I had a lot of fun putting this swap together for you. I hope you have many cream cheese pound cakes in your future!
Comment: Hey, Thank you for the awesome lighthouse postcard! I love it and them! Because they are to me spooky looking. At least some are. But if you we are ever partners again, I would love something Goth postcard wise. I am in love with Halloween spooky scary stuff! Yup, Am big on crocheting & have done half my life (40+ years) . Would love to know what you make. I crochet everything from soup to nuts. But my love is making Halloween things( dolls, ornaments, & decorations). Happy Howl-o-ween !
Response: So happy you like the PC! I'm all about crocheting scarves, hats and blankets. I do a lot of crochet for charities like Knots of Love and Newborns In Need. Happy Halloween to you Spooky Sister!
Comment: WOW Sara! This was simply magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me. I absolutely adore every single thing you made and sent. I'm especially looking forward to adding a new centerpiece to my word wall. I'd love to hear about your printing techniques sometime. All the hearts! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Response: I am SO GLAD I got you as a partner for this one! Your profile instantly inspired me and I had so much fun creating the items for you : ) Now the joy is complete - you liked everything! YAY! Let's swap again soon : )
Comment: Thank you so much. We do watch the same tv. lol And we also watch Fear the walking dead. Have you watched Black Sails or Sons of Anarchy?...both series are over now, but I enjoyed them while they were on.
Response: Thanks for hosting this really fun swap series! And thanks for the lovely rating!
Comment: I think I like being the last a lot more than being the first - it's a challenge. It's kind of frustrating being a middle collaborator because you don't get to see the end result, usually. Your marbled envelope - do you do that the traditional way, oil on water or some other technique?
Response: That's true. I've finished up a LOT of the PCs since I started this series and it is fun seeing the final product : ) I used Maribu Easy Marble - just water and the colors in the set! super fun and easy! Thanks for the sweet rating.
Comment: Thank you! I will write back asap! I actually just moved, (still living in Montgomery County) so I'm slowly replying to all my mail! Seems like we'll have a lot to talk about considering I know all the malls you mentioned plus I go to MontCo (will talk more about everything in a letter back)!
Response: Glad you enjoyed my letter : ) Thanks for the sweet rating and I look forward to hearing from you!
Comment: Love your postage stamp atc, Sara! The Songbirds in Snow stamp collection is one of my favorites - still have 3 sheets of them and find myself hoarding them! So this atc is just perfect! Thank you so much! I would love to go to the Postal Museum in D.C.! And Paris! Hope you have a successful trip next time!
Response: How perfect! I love when my creation makes it to just the right person : ) Isn't that why we're all here? Thanks for the lovely rating!
Comment: Arrived today.
It is so nice I LOVE the French stamp.
Thank you so much it is lovely.
I did not realise my journal was too small. I thought I had followed the measurements.
Really hope to swap with you again.
Response: Your tiny journal was cute! Unexpected - but very cute. It was a bit of a challenge, the smallest journal I've ever worked in, but I really enjoyed it. Thank you!
Comment: Hi Sara. Thank-you so much for the letter - you write in such a way that my synapses started firing and I wished we were having coffee so I could ask more! The stamps are great too. Thank-you.
Response: Awww thanks Tracy! We can always correspond via letters or emails : ) I'll PM you my email address now! Digital Coffee here we come!
Comment: That was a wonderful entertaining letter! I am super excited about trying the teas! I am an Air Force brat and have lived in various places in the US as well as Germany. I have never been to Chicago and am so excited that my company is sending me there the first of May for a conference. I can’t wait to see the Windy City!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating and compliments : ) I'm glad you enjoyed my letter! When I return to Chicago, Ann Sather's is my MUST HAVE food stop! Cinnamon Rolls!!!! I hope you like the french teas!
Comment: Thank you for sending me this wonderful mailart! I think I see gelli printing! It is going in my swap journal. ♥️ This journal is just beautiful, I love the fold-out pages and sown details. And it’s filled with gorgeous and very different artwork. I see you made no less than three of them! My favorite is your december page, I love your bold colors and messy splatters and how you left some of that pretty background to be seen. Just beautiful! I can’t wait to get going in this one! 😁 Thank you! ♥️
Response: Thanks Ann - you are an awesome artist and I'm so glad you joined this series! It's funny, that journal just keeps making it's way back to me! And I agree, Mieke did a great job constructing it!
Comment: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Your mail is as done for me!!! Where to start with my praise.....? :D The envelope is so nice with all the drawings on it. I was afraid to ruin the lady on the back but I managed to keep her intact. The card is so beautiful! I love the color combination and the style and I so appreciate that I can use it again - I use to mail my handmade cards with an inlay to make them reusable... And the tag... it is so awesome! I love the fact that you did not chose the plain "clover and leprechaun" theme for it but made something personal. Oscar Wilde was such a fantastic writer! "The Canterville Ghost" is a story I hear every Christmas and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" still makes me shiver. I like the little velvet rose on the tag (like the velvet trousers he used to wear!). I really, really LOVE your tag! And please... PLEASE!!! send me a message with a little tutorial for the background! This looks like the style I always have in mind but never manage to create... What colors did you use? I am just so fascinated! And as a side note: I lived around Leipzig and was on the Wave and Gothic festival for years. The atmosphere there is awesome! Even if you don`t like the music, it is such a highlight to see all the people. :) We had so many festivals around... The Woodstage Festival, Zillo Festival, M`era Luna.... Oh, what fun it was to live in a tent the entire weekend! :D
Response: How PERFECT to have you as a partner! I am THRILLED that you liked the artwork so very much! This rating warms my heart!!! I'm also jealous you lived near the heart of my music scene! I will message you soon! I think we're destined to swap again or maybe even penpal! Hearts right back at you !
Comment: Thank you so much for returning my journal.If someone was going to get my journal several times, I'm glad it was you.I love the variety of techniques you used. This has been the most rewarding journal series for me so far. Thanks again.
Response: What a nice thing to hear Joan! So glad you're part of our group - I love the art you add to the journals too! Thanks for the kind compliments : )
Comment: You are not going to believe this but your tag postmarked Feb. 21 and then postmarked again feb. 22 arrived today March 16. It must have travelled quite a few places by now. I love your tag and you used some face stamps I do not have. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the sweet rating! It seems like the USPS is getting more wacky as time goes on! I'm glad it found its way to you eventually! : )
Comment: Cool envelope, nice journal page. How lovely to have taken a class with Dina Wakely! That puts you way ahead of the game. I'm a little surprised you didn't use that Day of the Dead Head stamp that was on the envelope for your "person". I don't have stamps of people either, except for Alice. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it! I'm really enjoying this series of swaps! Thank you for the sweet rating!
Comment: Wow, this page blew me away. I absolutely love the embossing and the way you worked with the foil. Thank you so much for sharing this with me! And thank you for joining this swap. xoxo
Response: Thanks! I had fun playing with foil - I guess embossing with an embossing folder is the way to go - lots of others in the swap seemed to struggle with the foil. Thanks for hosting this fun series!
Comment: this is one of the most creative handmade journal i've seen in a long time. I can see all the love and time that went into making this journal. I love the tri-fold action and am feeling so inspired by this journal. Thank you for such a thoughtful journal. <3 <3 <3
Response: I SO enjoy creating all different types of prints on paper, and that journal is a collection of techniques! SO HAPPY to share it with a fellow artist and explorer!
Comment: Nice movement - I really like the contrast between the hot matte and the cool shiny elements. You're right that how to bind it is a puzzle, although a pleasant one. The only problem is that the black labels aren't sticking - they're curling up and falling off. I think I have the right glue for that, though; we'll see. Thanks!
Response: Sorry about the labels! I should just glue them all down even if they seem to stick - good to know. Thanks for the compliments and the lovely rating!
Comment: WOW!!! Your ATC is AMAZING!!! Took my breath away! Love how you adorned it with gold thread and blue gems!!! I love the Asian envelope you used to put your ATC in as well. Thank you sooo much! :D
Comment: I just got the journal because the post office was holding it for $1.51 for postage. I thought that was strange. Anyhow, I am late in rating because I could not get to the post office for a few days. Great job on the hournal! I look forward to putting my creativity into it:-) Have a great day!
Response: What a shame! I weighed it and put the appropriate postage for the weight! I'll send you some stamps to make up for the cost! Sorry for the hassle. Glad you like the art! Enjoy!
Comment: it FINALLY got here...talk about the PO taking it's sweet time. It was probably due to all the awesome-sauce stamps you put on the envie!! it was handstamped May 21st and 16 days later, it finally arrived in my mailbox!)
Response: Yay! I worry about those babies until they are safely with the next swapper! Can't wait for the next round! Happy day!
Comment: Loved the postcard! Saw the date July 31, 1967 on it - I'm guessing someone bought it around then. Very cool -thank you ðŸ˜Š.
I had started Ripper Street when it first aired but then would forget it was on - will give it a go again. Some of my kids watched Daredevil.
Comment: Thank you for the picturesque card of Norway, which is on my destination wishlist :) I am glad to meet a kindred spirit! Truer words have never been spoken regarding films; it's so disappointing to see twenty minutes of trailers for banal and/or overly-violent or artificial-looking movies -- what a waste of time, money, and talent, I think. (I felt this way before having seen the newest Star Wars film, with unappealing homogeneously violent offerings.) That is probably why I enjoyed Brooklyn and Carol so much, since they had good writing, acting, and production design. Thank you for the great film recommendations as well!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the PC! And so happy to meet a fellow golden age of Hollywood enthusiast! I still have to see Brooklyn! Thank you for the lovely rating! Hope to swap again soon!
Comment: Awesome postcard I'd give it a million hearts if I could! I would love a whole collection :) interesting how your last name matches where I get my gorjuss cross stitch kits from.. Different by 1 letter :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed my card so much! I'd be happy to make you more - lets talk private swaps! It is a total coincidence that my last name so closely resembles the creators of Gorjuss! : ) Thanks for the beautiful rating!
Comment: Thanks for the elephant. When you go to Germany, allow lots of time in Berlin. I added Prague to the trip - an easy train ride from Berlin - and the contrast was wonderful. Airbnb hosts everywhere.
Response: Thanks for the tip! Prague is totally on my list! Glad you like the postcard and thank you for the kind rating!!
Comment: Omg! I totally loved it! Thank you so much. Was the chocolate label paper you used actually washi? I wasn't sure. No matter what it's made from I'd love some so if you could let me know where you bought it, I'd be so happy. Very, very lovely!! So happy you joined my swap!
Response: Thanks for the sweet rating! So glad you like what I made : ) The chocolate label washi tape came from Daiso! Love that store! Thanks for hosting - looking forward to joining many more of your swaps!
Comment: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I'm really enjoying reading your journal. It's so much fun to get to know you a little at a time. It's also inspiring. This was my first full month journal and reading yours helps me allow myself to be me. I was so nervous sending mine off. I hope I can keep up some sort of journaling all the time. 3 Hearts!!!
Response: Awesome! What a nice compliment - inspiring people to just be themselves is truly a life goal of mine! Happy journaling and thanks for the sweet rating!!
Comment: Got it today, oh my gosh there are simply no words lol, closes would be amazing! I'm half way into reading it.. I am hoping that mine won't look so simple compared to all the colors and wonderful decorated pages on yours jeje
Mine is about done :)
Response: Yay Viv! So glad you're enjoying it! I had a lot of fun working on it - remember, I had lots of time off from work when I was working on mine - I know how busy your life is! : ) Cannot wait to see what you've made!
Comment: Thanks so much for the Barbie card... I just heard that they're making a new Barbie and it's causing some sort of fuss! I have an artsy friend that lives in Richmond CA - supposed to be a great place to live. Real estate prices crzy here in Vancouver too... See you in the mail!
Comment: May I just say I LOVE the postcard you sent to me and the lovely note along with it. I will check those book recommendations. I have been fully entranced with the real life Kepler satellite finds lately and can't seem to pull away...Seems like fiction is becoming reality in our lifetime :-0...lol
Response: Great to hear you liked it! : ) I love sharing my collection with fellow appreciators! Thank you for the sweet rating and comment!!
Comment: thanks for the fun envelope Sara! And thank you for the kind words in your note :) I hope you are still enjoying the dia de los muertos/sugar skull stamps i made you a few years ago :) still love the cowl and wrist warmers you made for me :)
Response: Awesome! It's so wonderful to hear you liked what I sent AND that you're still enjoying some crochet items i made you! : ) I still LOVE my stamps from you! Thanks for the sweet rating!
Comment: I had been feeling a little separation anxiety from the journal I sent you, but yours has filled the hole in my heart. The journal is adorable itself and I can tell you put a lot of love in it. I'll be reading it with a few cups of tea tomorrow. <3
Comment: What a beautiful neckwarmer!!! I've actually never worn one before so I tried it on right away and it looks good, I can't wait to wear it! :) We're expecting snow tonight and a potential storm the end of the week so I guess I'll get my opportunity soon enough :) Thanks again!!!
Response: So glad you liked it! I love neckwarmers and infinity scarves b/c they stay put so much better than traditional scarves seem to. : ) Wear it in good health!
Comment: I love your journal! Love it! I'm soaking it in as well. Love how colorful it is!! It's like a novel. Last night I stopped at an entry that ended with the love of your life driving you crazy a out his job decision. What will happen next!? ;)
Comment: hello :)thank you for the stamps, sadly many of the stamps were not good condition ones... torned..but i dont want to rate 3, Have a great weekand
Response: I'm happy to send more stamps, of course! But I have to point out, they may have been on torn paper, but were not torn themselves. Hopefully we can resolve this so that you are happy with this swap!
Comment: Great PC. . . I've never been to France or Europe either and like you I love to get PCs of places I've never been - it's my little way of traveling around the world! I especially like the ones from places in Europe as the architecture is so spectacular. I hope you enjoyed your trip to DC and to Alexandria - I love going into DC to visit the many museums there, and always enjoy going to Old Town Alexandria. Thanks for the great PC ~~
Response: So glad you enjoyed the PC! I hope you get to Europe soon! : ) Thanks for the awesome rating and kind words!!
Comment: HI. I think your drawing is great. You know it could be a digi stamp. I have been looking at these recently and your drawing is just as good! I have not been on a crafting weekend yet but should be organizing one fro a friends birthday. I hope yours went well and that you learned some new techniques!
Response: How sweet of you to say! Sometimes I like my drawings, and sometimes I feel like they're not up to code. : ) Nice to know you liked it! I had a fabulous time at the workshop and hope to do one again soon. I hope you get to enjoy one soon too! Thank you!
Comment: I just LOVE the old PC you sent, along with the old stamps! Thanks so much! And thank you for your comments about the art journaling series on my blog. I really need to update it, haha! Enjoy the workshop!
Response: So glad to share my stash with someone who appreciates it! Thanks for the kind words and fantastic rating!
Comment: Love the dish cloths, but they are far to pretty to use on the dishes! Your stitches are perfect, I love the little nubs (which probably have an official name). Thank you so very much, and for hosting this swap too. It was a lot of fun!
Response: I hope you decide to use them! : ) That's my very favorite pattern for dishcloths and they're great for scrubbing! Thank you for the sweet compliment and for joining my swap!
Comment: Your ribbons are just amazing! The matryoshkas are so cool, and that detailed face...I am so so impressed with your creations and will love using them for something special. Many, many thanks!
Response: How fabulous! I'm super excited that you love the ribbons I made so very much! : ) Thanks for hosting this fun swap - it taught me a new craft that I really enjoy!
Comment: What an interesting, enjoyable read! Dreams sure are crazy, aren't they? Thanks for your very "dream-like" card that really matched the theme of the swap.
Response: So glad you liked hearing about my insane nighttime brain! : ) Last night I saw people walking pet dogs that looked like FLYING MONKIES! I haven't even watched Wizard of Oz recently...no idea where that came from...
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard, I LOVE New Orleans! I've been before and my fiance and I have it on our list of places to go next year before we start having kids. I've read all of Charlaine Harris' books in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I loved the first 6-7, but not crazy about the rest. Laurell K. Hamilton is on my list to read. I sent you a friend request on Goodreads! Happy Swapping!
Response: Awesome! So glad you enjoyed the PC - You'll probably feel the same about LKH series - the first few are great ! I'll go friend you now! Thanks for the sweet rating!!!
Comment: I'm only about halfway through but I love your journal! It's definitely one of my favorites that I received and a good reminder of why I enjoy doing journal swaps! Mine will be going out on Friday, I really hope you like it as much as I like yours! :)
Response: HOORAY!!!! It made it through the mail safely - AND you're enjoying it! What more could I ask for!? Thanks again for doing this swap with me - can't wait to see what your 4 months were like! : )
Comment: They are gorgeous! They came in the mail today, thank you so much!!!! Where did you find that pumpkin stamp?
Response: Hm...the pumpkin is a clear acrylic stamp, I got it at one of the chain shops - I bet you'll see it at one of your local stores in the fall! : ) So glad you liked the MBs I created! Thank you for the awesome rating and comment!
Comment: Very cool ATC! I like the stamping technique you used. The card was very cute as well(: Thank you.
Response: I'm happy you like what I created for this swap! For ATCs I always have a hard time deciding what's too simple, or when to stop adding on, so it's fabulous to hear a good review of my work! : ) Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards (Yoshitomo Nara is my favorite) and amazing stamps!!! So many stamps, they make my day, I'm going to send you a postcard in an envelope with multiple stamps because I had only put 3 stamps.
Response: So glad you liked everything! I'm so PC and Stamp crazy, I've got a lot to share! : ) and thanks again for doing this swap with me - craving those chocolate stamps! : )
Comment: WOW Sara! Thank you so much for this wonderful swap!! Thanks for checking out my Etsy favorites and creating items you knew I would love! These stamps are awesome and I can't wait to use them for swaps and for my Etsy sales! Thanks again!!
Response: HOORAY! I was eagerly awaiting this rating - it's awesome to hear you like what I made for you! : ) Thanks so much for the fantastic rating and comment! : )
Comment: Great envies, I LOVE them. I love this type of swap!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked the envies I sent - I'm planning on hosting this swap each month - I'd love it if you kept joining! : ) One can never have too many envies! : ) Thanks for the spooky sweet rating!
Comment: LOVED this swap!!! Anytime I get a Halloween card in the mail is a happy time! :) Your masterboard pieces are awesome!! I love your stamps - especially the gothic ones! Thank you SO much!! :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my stamped masterboards! It's absolutely my new favorite thing! Let me know if you want to do a private swap for some sometime! Thank you for the fabulous rating and comment!
Comment: Girl you are super great at doing these! You do them much more involved than I do! For me, there is something about the open spaces I like on mine. ARGH. You have SEVERAL stamps that I have on my wishlist or that I've never seen before!!! Yes, we do share a lot of the same ones but that is ok, that's cool too! Where did you get the dotd ones? Some look handcarved? How about the rose that is similar to DM's rose? Ouija board and the loteria ones? AHHH! Lucky!! Anyhow, thanks so much! We'll do more soon!
I also have the Poe envies! (They rock) <3
Response: Super Fantastic! I'm glad I surprised you with some you don't have! I'll PM you some leads on my stamp shopping! So glad you introduced me to MBs - they are just so much fun! Thanks for doing this one-on-one with me and thanks for the super rating!
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and book recommendations. Alas, I am between books. I like a certain type of literary mystery, and they are few and far between. I might reread Ender's Game next, though.
Response: Hope your next read is phenomenal! Thanks for the neat rating!
Comment: Thank you for actually reading my profile and for attempting to get to know me a little bit. You are very sweet, and I love getting postcards from you! You have the cutest/creepiest/coolest ones! Thank you so much for being a great swap partner ;)
Response: Yay! Two for two! It's the best feeling when my partner really loves what I've sent for a swap! Thanks so much for the kind comments and rating!!
Comment: Loved your handmade notecard and the extra stamped images card. It sounds like the Rubberstamp and Scrapbooking Expo & the Craft Show were lots of fun! I would LOVE to go to something like that. I couldn't just look though! I also loved to read about the stamp you did buy - the Lily Medallion. I can just imagine how beautiful that is with the different layers. Thank you for telling me all about it!
Response: So nice to hear you enjoyed the letter and the card! : ) I wish there were more stamp shows to go to during the year - they really are so much FUN! Thank you for the sweet rating!
Comment: I agree! Our bodies are capable of great healing feats without filling ourselves with chemicals. When I've been given pain killers for surgeries, I barely use them! More in my letter back to you. :)
Response: Thanks K ! Can't wait to hear more about your thoughts and experiences. I'm getting older and I'm going to need more remedies! : ) Thanks for the lovely rating!
Comment: You win!!!! The card and the stamps are SO SO SO perfect...creepy and dinosaurs. Ugh! High fives until our hands hurt! If I could give you more than one heart I absolutely would. Thanks for the absolute perfection
Response: WOW! This is the best rating ever! : ) I'm glad I had all the elements to make the perfect Bizzitybam PC experience! ! ! Thank you for making my day with YOUR thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and the wonderful stamps - I love the Humane Treatment of Animals PC. Do you find the vintage stamps at antique stores? I've been thinking of seeing Beasts of the Southern Wild, but think it might not be showing here anymore.
Response: So gald you liked the card and the stamps! I'm having so much fun with the vintage postage these days! I sent you a PM with info on where you can get some! Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: I love the boot cuffs! I can't wait to wear them! Thank you so much!
Response: Fabulous! I was worried about the size and fit - hopefully you already tried them on and they worked for you! I had actually never heard of them until I saw them on your etsy favorites! : ) Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: I loved the stamped images! You sent some really neat ones, I had never seen before. Can you buy those anywhere? I didn't think about that we may all have alot of the same stamps...hopefully those I sent to won't get a bunch they already have! Thank you very much!
Response: So glad you liked the stamps I sent you! Most of the ones I sent were purchased at a Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in PA. I think a lot of smaller stamp compaies sell at venues like that. They were mostly all unmounted stamps too - there is a wide world out there in unmounted stamps! You're very welcome and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard(s) and cool stamps :)! I like them especially because they are so small and that way easier to use in my crafting projects! And your mathryoska doll note is so cute! I also appreciate what you said about my ATCs, thank you!
Response: You are very welcome! So glad everything pleased you so! : ) This is what swapping is all about! Thanks for the super nice comment and rating!!
Comment: Hi Sara! We seem to be on each other's list these days. Suits me fine, 'cuz I love your cards. This is a nicely dark dragon card... my Chinese horoscope sign is the dragon. And as usual I love the stamps you use.
Yes, let's do a private swap with hand-carved stamps!
Response: Fantastic! Glad you like the cards I've sent and the stamp stamp stamps! : ) I'd love to do a private swap!
Comment: I **LOVE LOVE LOVE** the PC...thank you so much! It made my day as I've been fighting sinus headaches---they are doing 'controlled burns' nearby & all the smoke is coming this way causing sinus problems for lots of folks. UGH!
Response: So glad the NJ turtle made you happy! I hope you're feeling much better today!
Comment: I loved reading your letter! The typing is so cool! And your generous envie of stamps, yes! But really, thank you so much for your fab drawings! I'm over the moon with them!!<3 ,<3,<3!!!! I'll write back soon!
Response: This is so cool - I'm so happy you enjoyed the doodles and letter and stamps! Thank you for the wonderful words and great rating!
Comment: Hi Sara!
Thank you for your wonderful letter. I just got finished composing a response! I loved reading about your life and hope we can continue as penpals.
Response: I always enjoy taking out the old typewriter for these swaps, it's especially cool to send to other typewriter enthusiasts! Looking forward to your letter and happy to have you as a new penpal! Thanks for the lovely comment and rating!
Comment: thanks! you did a great job and I so love your girl stamp, that had to have taken a lot of concentration to carve :) now I have to figure out whether I am going to keep it or send it to someone :)
Response: I know how you feel about the keeping/ sending quandary - so glad I can inspire that feeling in you! I'm hoping to carve something new this weekend, I have a craft date with a friend's daughter! Crafting partners are scarce around here! Thank you for the kind words and rating! Always happy to swap with you!
Comment: Love the PC featuring my new Xmas look this year: woollen bonnet with pom-poms! Never mind how hot it (here in Australia = Summer). My friend was here when your PC came. She whooped at #3, Desperately Seeking Susan, haha! Thanks. :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the awesomeness of 70's catalog models! Thanks for the fantastic rating! I'd totally trade weather with you right now! : )
Comment: I just got your package today! For anyone reading this, it was apparently in mail limbo, not @gothbarbie's fault at all... she sent absolutely on time. :)
Aaaand, the lettersets are absolutely beautiful! I love them, and they're right up my alley. Not only do I adore sugar skulls, but I collect Tarot decks. Thank you so much, and I hope to swap with you again!
Response: Wow! the mail can be unpredictable. Glad you got everything and liked it! I had a lot of fun b/c a lot of your favorites are my favorites too. Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: I just love all the lil tea items you sent I can't wait to try the tea. It is aweful cold here today so it would be a good day to have a cup. Have a great week and thank you for the awesome swap.
Response: Glad you liked everything! Tea is a wonderful thing! Thanks for the wonderful rating!
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing, spooktacular Halloween swap! I love the envelope - especially the Evil Queen! I just read a book about her too, so that fed my obsession quite nicely. :) I love the vintage style Halloween cards you included too - been wanting to buy some of those. We do have so much in common! I would love to penpal, journal, swap...all sounds good! I'll send you a pm later today about it...well, it might be early tomorrow (I'm always up in the middle of the night). Also, so sorry about the delay in rating. I got totally side-tracked with studying for midterms and then distracted by spooky things. Thanks again!
Response: YAY! We should have been partnered years ago! I'm glad you enjoyed the Halloween goodness - I'll be happy to have you as a penpal and future swap partner! Thanks for the fantastic comment and rating!
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards, I loved them :)
Response: Awesome! I'm always a little worried about the handmade cards - everyone is so super good at it - I never know if I'll live up to the standard! Thank you so much for the sweet compliment and rating!
Comment: Loved your notecard. I loved Albuquerque too!. I was there so many yrs ago. I think 1974. Had a friend that lived there. Beautiful place! I lived in SanAntonio in the early 70's. Love it there.Haven't made it to New Orleans yet, that's on my list.
Response: We really enjoyed Austin and San Antonio! Hope you get to NOLA before too long! Thanks for the fabulous rating!
Comment: Our poor significant others, dealing with our water sign ways! lol Or are they incredibly blessed with our deepness? For my sweetheart, it probably depends on the day. ;) Thank you so much for your wonderful letter, it made a good day great! I'd love to write you back!
Response: Fabulous! I'm always excited to meet new unique people through letters! Can't wait to get your reply letter. Thanks so much for the awesome rating and kind words!
Comment: OH my!! Thanks so much for the wonderful selection of punches.... I love the little cupcakes, and everything else. BUT, the most special part was that you took the time to read my profile and send them in such beautiful asian themed envies..... Thanks so very much!!
Response: This is why I love Swap-bot! Having fun putting together a swap, then hearing from my partner that they really loved everything I sent! Thank you so much for the awesome message and rating!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting images. They are differen from anything i have got. Great! please tell me, which one did you make from your own stamp?
Response: Glad you enjoyed them! I believe I sent along some images of a girl i recently carved, with a flower in her hair. You can tell my carvings from the stamps I buy b/c mine have much thicker lines! I just can't master fine line and detail yet. Thanks for the lovely rating and comment!
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the card it was adorable! Fun book review too, I appreciate that you took the time to look me up on GoodReads =] you're my first swap that I've received, and I was so excited to see your card in my mailbox!
Response: I'm really glad you liked my card and review! I love it when I meet people who have a goodreads account (that they actually use!) - I think knowing people's book preferences helps me really get to know them better! I like Goodreads better than Facebook - too bad none of my IRL friends are on there.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely squares! They're all beautiful, I'll definitely pass along pictures once the project is done. And thank you for the tape. :) If you ever need more letter sets or letter papers, just let me know and I'll happily send more your way. :heart:
Response: So glad you liked what I made for you. It was really fun trying new patterns for the squares. It actually inspired me to start working on a crazy blanket for myself (little by little - this could take years!). If you ever need more squares - I'd be happy to swap again! Thanks for the lovely rating and comment!
Comment: WOW! >3<
This has been the best journal I have received!! I loved your cute art work, it's so full of color and your writing's kept me reading it until the end! Thank you so much for doing this swap with me!!!!!!! â™¥
Response: HOORAY!!!!! I worried the entire time that it might not be exciting enough. You're so very sweet and this compliment made my MONTH! THANK YOU!!!!
Comment: Love the postcard - and thanks for the great recommendations! I haven't read "The Host" yet, but I have a couple of friends who have also said it was very good. And "First Truth" looks intriguing, too! Thanks again!
Response: You're quite welcome! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!! Thanks so much for the kind comment and lovely rating! You Rock!
Comment: You did a super awesome job of tailoring this card to my likes!! Hello kitty AND shoes!! AWesome!!!! Goes right in my HK collection :) Thank you so very much!! I do hope you will join the next installment of this swap in TPD :)!!
Response: AWESOME! It really makes me smile to read this encouraging comment! I love it when I can send something that really makes my partner happy. Thanks so much for the fun swap and for the stellar rating!
Comment: Thx for the pretty handmade card and "note"! I have to tell you that restos in Canada are generally awful. We eat out several times a week too (yes, we have no children lol) and end up going back to the same few places all the time because trying new places is usually a disaster. You cannot trust the online reviews because, in our experience, Canadians are just used to crappy service and crappy food, or most of us were born with awful taste bud genes! lol We are not generally service oriented either - except for certain pockets of the country, like the Maritimes. In Montreal, your best bet is probably the French restos - but you'll pay for it. I always go into cultural and culinary shock when I return from Florida every spring - I rarely have bad food or service down there, and rarely have good up here. My sister and BIL live in Montreal - I will ask if they know of some good reastos downtown for you to try next time you visit there. Hugs, Terry (";) P.S. I follow your fashion blog - great fun!
Response: THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of that! The info, the lovely rating and the sweet compliment! Glad you liked the card and my little blog!
Comment: I was just using your divine rose stationery for the first time yesterday when I noticed there was no special secret mark of the pencil in the bottom-right corner of the envelope, telling me I've already rated the swap. AH!! I'm really sorry. I think it's just the best, so please accept my huge, belated *THANKS*! They're great. :D
Response: I'm glad you got the set! And very happy that you like it!
Comment: Swap-bot partner sorter epic fail! I had just received your letter that included talk about book and then you got me as a partner for this swap! ^laugh^ You are a DOLL from mailing this from Canada and adding a vacation note. How I love having you as a partner!
Response: Hey, anytime I get to write to you, or get a letter from you- color me happy! Canada Post is SO SLOW - glad you got the letter, finally.
Let's see if i get you in the next round too! ; )
Comment: Thank you for a lovely skillz swap, I love the cards & stationery and also loved the Tokidoki HK stationery, I love that edition of her !! Ofcourse it comes without saying that we have so much in common ! I already can't wait to reply to your letter! And just a funny note, I actually been to a Diorama concert, in my case I didn't know them at the time I went but I had a blast and the singer is a hottie ;)
Response: Oooooh - now you're making me JEALOUS! DIORAMA!!!!! ; )
I'm so happy you like the cupcake themed stuff I sent! The labels you made me are so awesome I really wanted to return the favor! This was a perfect match up and now I have a fabulous new penpal - what could be better?
Thanks a bunch for the sweet comment and rating!!
Comment: Wow...that is a nice set of stationary! You did a great job carving those out. I am somewhat of a newbie at this still but I agree, trading handmade items is a lot of fun. We can appreciate all the work that goes into it all. Thank you. Hugs, Linda
Response: I had so much fun making them - this is my favorite kind of swap! It's always great to hear that my partner really likes what I've created. Thank you so much for the sweet compliment and lovely rating!
Comment: Thank you.... they are great. I love getting them in the mail too, and seeing the creativeness each person brings. I find that I pull elements from them for ATC's I'm working on. Loved the envelope too.
Response: Success! This was a fun way to trade ATCs! Thanks for the lovely comment and great rating!
Comment: Thanks for the letter on your hobbies I like to write letters too. But hooping, I doubt that will ever try it, but like you I am mezmerized watching people hoop. We have an Arts Festival every year in our town and that's where I usually see them. I'm glad that you are sticking with it. thanks again. Sherry
Response: That's so neat that you get to watch people hoop every year! I have to see what type of hoop jams they have around here now that I'm into the hooping! Thanks for the fabulous comment and rating! Glad you enjoyed my letter!
Comment: you again? haha yay! I just sent a letter to you but it was before i got this one...thanks so much awesome letter again!!! <3
Response: It was a fun surprise to have you as my partner this time too! I got your letter and I love the ink well pen look - with the funny splatters and all! I know what you mean about inky fingers! Thanks for the fabulous rating!
Comment: Thank you for describing both series' so well. Of course I will look into both of them! I'm a huge fan of series fiction because it's so much fun to follow characters and their development over time.
Response: YAY! I found a like-minded reader! I'm glad you enjoyed my little action-packed postcard and I hope you enjoy the books! Thanks for the fantastic rating!!
Response: Hi Cazmae55- thanks so much for letting me know, they BOTH arrived (the original and the resend). Glad you like them, but it seems the mail takes a bit of time to get from the US to you- I suggest you allow a bit more time for future swappers who are sending to you from the US. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Hello Sara
Thank you for the most beautiful purple lap blanket I have ever seen. You did wonderful crochet work to make the lap blanket beautiful. This will always be a very special blanket because it came from you. I appreciate the time you took to make this blanket. I wish I could give you additional stars. Thank you for making this private swap special.
Response: Excellent!!! I am super pleased to hear you like how it turned out! I'm really glad we got around to doing this private swap! Thank you for the kind words and awesome rating!
Comment: You really fit more than my style, I love the color and how it is tighter at my ankle but can still scrunch in the middle!!!!
This was such an awesome swap, I have really enjoyed it! Hope you like my package too ;D
Response: YAY - I'm SO GLAD they FIT and that you like them!
My very first attempt at leg warmers! success! I couldn't be happier! Thanks so much for the compliments and the awesome rating!
Wear in good health (and maybe sometime you'll post an outfit pic on your blog w/ the legwarmers! you'll have to let me know!)
Comment: Yay! I love the love bunnies! (And yes, everything on my etsy favs is all with ME in mind! so no worries about that! LOL) The carving is great! Can't wait to use it. Thanks again for joining my swap!!
Response: I had so much fun carving that for you~ extremely pleased to hear that you love it! This was a great swap! Thank you!
Comment: Yay!, excited!! Thank you for the very pretty journal. I haven't gotten a chance to look through all of it yet, but am looking forward to reading through it soon. I love your ink work, especially your stylized people. The wedding dress is very unique, I like the layered look.
Response: SO GLAD YOU LIKE IT!!!! The big project swaps like this always leave me on pins and needles once I mail them out! Thank you SO MUCH for the awesome rating and kind words! I had lots of fun working on the journal.
Comment: Sara, love the cards you sent, love your style! This was such a fun envelope to receive, very special. Love your border punch and embossing work, thanks!
Response: Awesome! I'm glad you liked everything! I'm getting really obsessed with border punches. The southwest inspired card really made me happy, glad it went to a good home! Thank you for the kind words and lovely rating!
Comment: I didn't think you could beat the stripper letter, but you might have done it. Your letter was amazing! Thanks so much! I immediately put it in my journal for safe keeping!
Response: Ha ha! Glad you enjoyed hearing my HAPPY STORY! Did I ever write to you about my evil stalker and stalkerette? That might be our next big letter swap! Thank you for the rating and the heart and the private swap - You're one of my very favorite swappers!
Comment: Thank you for the very cute cards! You did a very good job for still learning. Handmade cards are great no matter what the level. The recipient always enjoys! Thank you so much for the extra little papers. I have never seen them before so they will make a great addition to my collection :)
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the encouraging words!
Comment: I am so impressed! I've never seen anything like your homeade craft! Its right up my alley being natural cotton and I cant wait to use them! My mom who was around when I opened the package, insists that they are too beautiful to use as a dish/wash cloth! But with your creative pattern/texture i'm super excited to try it! I'm also sending you a personal note:) Thanks again~
Response: YAY!!!!! What a super message to read today! I hope you use them and enjoy them b/c guess what - I'm always happy to make more and swap w/you so you can have new ones! Thanks for the terrific rating and the heart!
Comment: Love my gothbarbie card!! I'll take quirky over cute any day!! And whatever glue you used on the crystal is amazing - the envelope tore all around it but the crystal didn't move at all and the card of course was fine! Thank you so much!
Response: THANK YOU! sorry that the envelope didn't quite survive - but I'm happy to hear that the card was in tact on arrival! The gem came with the sticky side - sounds like it's a good product!
Response: I'm so happy you like them! I enjoy making cards and these swaps help me carve out some time to do that! If I make someone happy with my swap - all the better! Thanks so much for the great rating and heart!
Comment: What an amazing collection of stickers! The matryoshka dolls are just charming - I want to carve some of those myself. Such an amazing variety of images and sizes and colors - I so appreciate this marvelous package!
Response: I had so much fun getting all my HCS out to work on this - I totally got carried away and I'm so gratified to hear that you enjoyed the results! Have fun with them! Thank you for the impressive rating and kind words!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards, I love them all. The girl is my favorite. Can't wait to use them! Hugs & Hearts, Mona
Response: That's great! I always feel a little weird about sending my drawings b/c to me they're kind of weak - but when I get feedback like this, it encourages me to do some more and share them with the world! Thanks so much for the kind words and awesome rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for your great letter-I love that you support so many great charities/people with your crafting. And I LOVE the stamps you have created-that is my next 'want to try' craft!!
Response: You'll have so much fun carving your own stamps - jump right in! The Dollar Tree around here has the huge erasers right now "for big mistakes" that make great carving material! I'm glad you enjoyed my letter! Thanks for the great rating and heart!
Comment: How cool! That card must have taken forever to make! And yes, the rubber cement held just fine. :) I see that we have the same Skull and Crossbones punch--great minds think alike, eh? ;) We so gotta swap again! What would you think of a Sugar Skull ATC? or I could always use some handmade gothic stationary and envies, how about you? blessings, Gypsy
Response: Thanks for the lovely words and great rating! Swapping with you is fabulous!
Comment: What a gift to love writing letters! I love getting them, but I do have to push myself a bit to write them. I love that you have found a way to use your gift to help those in need. That's why I gave you a heart.
Response: Thank You Susy! That was very nice of you - I get so much out of the Chemo Angels program - it's just a perfect fit for me! I hope you get lots of good mail!
Comment: thanks for the letter. I never imagined Philadelphia that way! My husband and I are going to go through there on our trip around America so it was pretty awesome to read about it from someone who not only lives there but has similar interests that I do.
Response: Oh! I will totally recommend places to shop and eat while you're in town! Synchronicity! This is really cool!
Comment: Thankyou Sara for telling me about your charities, Chemo Angels is a lovely one and so nice to heplp people in need. Knots of love and Project Linusare so nice and thoughtful, so kind. thankyou Sara for nice charities love jennifer.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed reading about my favorite charities! Thank you for the great rating!
Comment: Soft and puffy / too nice to use / crocheted in all my favorite hues / how can I dare / to soak and scrub / dirty pots and plates of grub? /
Colours so perfect / Parisian flair / so nice my daughter stopped to stare /. "Mommy, please, can I have just one / for my dolly's bed / would be so fun!"
I couldn't refuse her laughing plea / happy eyes rewarded me / so one at least will stay nice and bright / swaddling a doll throughout the night!
Response: WOW - I got a fabulous package, a fabulous rating and a sweet poem! This was indeed a grand swap! Well scrub away my friend - I can replace them anytime! If you think of anything else you'd like crocheted let me know - swapping with you is a real treat! THANK YOU!!!!!
Comment: What a lovely packet of mail this is, thank you, Sara! I love the envelope you made (?), the Nancy Drew card, & the long letter was such a wonderful story. I'm glad it has such a happy ending (continuing, rather)too. Thanks for the extra collage bits & stickers. Take care ;)
Response: You are Very Welcome! I'm glad to share my story and it so nice to hear that you enjoyed it! Thank you for the sweet words and great rating!
Comment: I received your letter this afternoon. I LOVE the teacup card. It is so pretty. (I like teacups because they are fancy). And thank you so much for the camping stickers. My girls will probably take those from me for their scrapbooks. LOL!! Thanks again and happy swapping!!!
Response: I'm Delighted to hear that! I always try to find something in my card collection that my partner might like! Hope to hear back from you - I love pen pals!!!! Thanks for the splendid rating!
Comment: I'll be looking for those books! Thanks for writing! And thanks for the notecard - it's adorable!!
Response: OH! That is so cool that you liked hearing about my favorite books! I love sharing things I think are super worthy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Thank you for the great rating and heart!
Comment: I got your letter today! I absolutey LOVE the card and paper you used! I didn't know there was any such angel program but it sounds wonderful. My grandma or my mom may would be interested in joining. I'm going to check into it :) Thanx so much!
Response: It's lovely to hear that I sent some info you can pass on to Mom and Gma! I know it fills my life with extra joy to be in the program. If you ever want to penpal - I am always looking for new ones! Thanks for the super rating!
Comment: OOH I love them! Thank you for my crocheted washcloths and my face cloth...I LOVE them...
Response: Perfect! I was a little worried since you are such a stellar swapper - I didn't want to disappoint you! It is totally wonderful to hear that you love the stuff I made for you! Thanks for the super rating!
Comment: Thanks for those lovely crocheted wrist warmers. The yarn is very soft am looking forward to cooler days again so I can wear them!
Response: If you have lots of air conditioning at work you may not have to wait ; ) I am so pleased that you like them - hand making things is the MOST fun when someone really likes the end result! Thanks for the lovely rating!
Comment: Thanks for the great letter! If you ever do get to Portland, there's a great cupcake shop called Cupcake Jones - it's about 10-12 blocks from Voodoo Donuts, so you could get a little walk in going from one to the other. :)
Response: Thanks for the tip! Hmmm cupcakes for dessert and donut for appetizer or vice versa? Glad you enjoyed my letter - thanks again for hosting these fun swaps!
Comment: Great note! I haven't read much paranormal romance, though, I must admit, I'm thinking of trying one just because I'm getting a bit bogged down in literary fiction and starting to feel like it is all the same, the same, the same. I need something fun and escapist. And the heart is for the wonderful notecard.
Response: Glad you liked the notecard! This was a fun swap. You should read something frivolous - it won't take up too much time either! Thanks so much for the lovely rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful earrings. I will give them to my DD since I don't have pierced ears. I know she will love them. I didn't understand your note about cards. You wrote your note on a lovely card is that what you meant?
Response: Glad you liked the earrings! Hope your daughter enjoys them! The note was to let you know a second package with handmade cards was sent too. I thought the jewelry box the earrings were in might crunch up the cards so I sent them separately. Hope you like them too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and letter. Your stamp creating abilities rock!
I've never travelled, but there is a small goth scene here in South Africa - we actually have a group of gothic burlesque dancers who are great!
I saw Rammstein perform live here in Cape Town on the 9th and they completely blew my mind!! Love these guys :)
Response: That sounds really cool - the gothic burlesque troop! I'm glad you like the card! Thanks for the fabulous rating!
Comment: OMG your journal is beyond amazing! I've only gotten through a dozen or so pages, but wow - I feel really really lucky that I got you as a partner. I sent you a message, but wanted to be sure to rate you and let you know how much I love what you sent. It's a pleasure getting to know you! Peace :)
Response: YAY! I am super happy that you are enjoying it! It feels kind of weird sending out such a long journal - but now that I know you like reading it it feels GREAT! Thanks for the fabulous rating and kind words!
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter! You certainly met the Doulton's challenge with flair! I especially enjoyed reading about your name and sitting for the portrait! And the mailbox sketch is adorable! I appreciate your efforts! Take care, Karen
Response: I am glad to hear you enjoyed it! It was a fun challenge! Thank you so much for the sweet comment and super rating!
Comment: Wow and thank you so much! I love the beret - and it is definitely my new favorite hat! I am posting photos soon...BTW, You are an excellent crocheter. :)
Response: Phew! I was a little worried that you might not like it! I am SUPER happy now that i know you do!!! I can't wait to see a photo of you wearing the hat! Thank you so much for the awesome rating and sweet comment! These swaps are my very favorite!
Comment: Hello from Sydney / Bonjour de Sydney
Many thanks for the great TORTOISE postcard which has reach me today.
I would love to swap cards with you sometime, so if interested contact me DIRECT at my Email here [email protected]
If you want to see some great postcards, you can have a look at my website where I have more than 1000 different cards for swap (or for sale) on subject/theme such as UNESCO World Heritage sites, Map of rare countries and islands, Pacific Islands, Lighthouse, Stadium, Airport, Cruise Ship & Navy Ships, Railway, Library, Building, Temple, Animals and lot moreâ€¦
The link to my website is: http://postcard.pics-sydney.com.au
Iâ€™m also interested into getting some digital photos of USA (and other countries you might visited and taken some digital photos off) lighthouses and/or UNESCO World Heritage site to make into new postcardsâ€¦ if you think you can help with this project Email me at [email protected] (or would like more info / we are â€œpayingâ€ the photographer for photos we can use with some FREE postcards of your choiceâ€¦)
Please do check this cool Yahoo group for postcard collector and join the group if you think you can expend you postcard collection with usâ€¦
Laurent from Down-Under
Comment: I am wearing my gloves at this moment!!! For some crazy reason, my office has decided we need the air conditioning on in Nov. I don't get it... it was near 40 maybe when I came in this morning.. LOL Love the Dish cloths too... thank you ever so much.
Response: I am wearing a pair as i type this too! fingerless gloves are the best for cold hands while typing! So glad you like yours! Thanks for the super rating and sweet comment!
Comment: oh my! what can I say. The little piggy is soooooooo awesome!!!! Sara, this was a great swap! the knitting skull and the yarn ball all are so great! they stamp so well. I wish I knew someone by me who could teach me the carving technique.
Response: YAY! It means so much to me that you love the stamps! ~as for carving your own, have you tried? get your exacto out and a big eraser and give it a go! You'll be surprised at what you can do! Thanks for the great swap and super rating!!!!
Comment: A stunningly-executed card, with the handcarved stamp(s) featuring prominently and embossed in a glorious glossy wine powder! I loved the matryoshka-inspired main image and the theme of 'family traditions'; this is one that's going onto my treasures shelf for display...
Response: Wow you totally flatter me! So glad i got you as a partner! what luck!!! Thanks for the wonderful review!
Comment: Very very happy bard opens her envelope to find so many pretty colours (in her favorite palette) and designs! I can't believe how carefully you chose the patterns (the swallow piece is going straight to my 'bird tree')... And then the little journal cards, the minicollages, and the alphabet block paper, one of my favorite inclusions... plus transparencies and postcard-prints, a lovely tin frame and the clear bird stamps...oh, you sweetie, those are perfect! Thank you so much for all the goodies - XOXO and a heart!
Response: Joyous! What a fabulous private swap this was miss bard! Its glorious to hear that you enjoyed your parcel as much as i enjoyed mine! Thanks again for the super swap!
Response: I'm glad you liked the selection of stickers i chose for you! Putting sticker swaps together is really fun - i often rediscover some stickers that have been hiding for a while! Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: I LOOOOOVE your card!:) If i could give you 1000 hearts, i would! Funny thing is, my boyfriend, my bestfriend & i just watched Resident Evil 3D: Afterlife at the cinema yesterday ^^ I haven't read Pride+Prej+Zombies yet.
Response: Splendid! I'm glad the spooky fun was sent to the right gal!
Comment: I LOVED your letter... I am in the process of writing back- my next one should be much better after getting over the first letter hump! I LOVED the stickers and cant wait to try the recipe... I also really loved the vintage recipe card... it was hilarious! Thank you so much! Getting your package really made my day!
Response: Making someones day is a real gift! I mean it! It is so cool to hear how a little envelope can make someone so excited! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment! It made my evening!!!!!
Comment: thanks for the letter and beautiful ATC I love the fine glitter background...I felt bad for you that you got me as a partner since you already write me too :) I guess it was fate or the luck of odds :)
I hope you have a great weekend
p.s. the owl stationary is so FUN!
Response: I LOVED it that i got to write to you for this swap April ~ You're AWESOME! Glad you liked the fun ATC i sent your way and the new owl stationary!
Comment: My God Sara! These cards are WAY f'kn RAD!!! Mine that I sent to you don't measure up! Of course, it was my first time doing them. I'm curious about the images, did you draw them? I really like the female one. I also am wondering about the paper you used, since it has perforation on the edges, where'd you get it?!?! I'd love to do more of these cards, thanks so much! Oh yeah, and were did you get those stamps (on the envie)?!?!? I NEED them!
Response: So glad you like what i came up with! I did all the drawings then scanned them in to alter the color and collage them into a card - the heavy duty scissors i used make the edges look like that. now, which stamps were on the envie... BTW THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT RATING AND COMPLIMENTS!!!!
Comment: These are fantastic! My favorites are the 2 solid green ones and the pink and green one that remindes me of watermelon. These will make doing dishes/clean up more tolorable now ;0). Thanks so much for doing this swap with me!
Response: So glad you like them! I really love the bump stitch i found (one of the green ones i think) - it seemed to make sense for scrubbing things! I'm using my tea wallet already - PERFECT SWAP!
Comment: Your P Control ATC was very daring.... but I love it. I am doing the vintage pin-up and burlesque swaps, and thought surely it came from those swaps, then I found it was a newbie swap.... very fun!
Response: So glad you like it! I had fun putting it together! thanks for the super rating and heart!!!
Comment: Dear Sara,
I love your postcard and the stamp. Thank you so much for the nice message too. Welcome you to Thailand. We do have many kinds of delicious dishes, different town, different style and tastes.
Have a happy weekend, dear.
Response: I'd love to take a culinary tour of your country someday! For now i'm taking a tour of the Thai restaurants around here! Thanks for the sweet rating!
Comment: OMG I love the postcard! thank you so much we have a lot of twlight related items here but nothing vampire :(
if you like to do a private trade let me know i would love to swap some vampire stuff that you can get for whatever :)
Comment: Awww, Sara, my favorite swap-bot partner! :) Thank you for all the pretty notecards! And I would LOVE to do a private swap with you so just let me know some of the things I have you'd be interested in and we'll work something out! xox
Response: Thanks again! You are AWESOME! we're totally going to be penpals!
Comment: Love the card, Sara -- thanks much! Being 8 years old in 1968 when Sally Field's first tv shows were on and being raised Catholic I wanted to be a flying nun too! This nun will make a nice addition to my many 'sisters' -thanks again.
Comment: What a gorgeous swap! I've got dyed blakc hair at the moment so the headband will be great! And the materials will definately be put to use. I know what you mean about etsy suprises *lol*
Thanks once again. And yes! people miss the H off my name all the time. hehe!
Comment: Thank you so much for another lovely postcard! Two from you in one day and both wonderful I feel very lucky! And even more so that you dipped into your hard to part with cards for me, know it will be looked after, as I love to keep all my postcards in an album! I hadn't heard about facebook, I'm so going to have to rethink my addiction! Thank you for letting me know!
Response: Awesome, I sent it to the right person! Its really fabulous to get a partner with similar interests - because i have so much stuff to share! Thanks again for a stellar rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard, you are the first person to send me one handmade and I love it!! Some how seems extra special :)
Response: SO glad you liked it! I'm your first Yipee for me! I did put some love into it. Thanks so much for the lovely words and great rating! looking forward to having you as a swap partner again sometime!
Comment: OMG...seriously those are amazing stamps. My dd said "she used erasers" and then asked if she could pick three of them. I told her we have to share. That is amazing work you did. The time you spent ... I wish I had the patience.
I love the extra goodie labels and how you stamped with the stamps so I could see how they look. The tote will be well loved too. I love totes.
I'm just really touched you went to all the trouble. Thankyou.
Response: I had a great time making those, i get most inspired when making things for peoples profile preferences! I am SO HAPPY that you love everything! YAY~ Thanks a bunch for the wonderful words and rating!
Comment: I LOVE THIS POSTCARD! I'm going to hang it where all my church friends will see it (casually, of course!) As for your taste in men, well I think Penny is the one with REAL smarts on BBT and, while Jean Luc is a favorite, I have to admit to a soft spot for Beverly Crusher. Diana Troi, however, DOES NOT float my boat. She's just too therapist-y in sort of sickly sweet treacly way. I like my therapists to have a sense of humor and act like idiots sometimes. And, yes, smart people do rule!
Response: Tee Hee - We can't stand Troi! We always laugh at how useless she is! And of course her North Jersey Girl hair! Glad you enjoyed the PC! Thanks for the awesome rating!
Comment: Wow - we sure do seem to be running into each other a lot around here! I guess great minds join the same swaps..:). Your card is fabulous, one of my fav's so far. Thanks so much! Until next time, Sam...:)
Response: Its cool to get a repeat partner when they are fun to send to LIKE YOU ARE! thanks for your kind words and fabulous rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for the special card. It's real pretty! I like the heels, hearts and hair :) Especially fond of the mohawk! :) (and a spider has yet to make it to my 4th floor apartment... think they have issues making the elevator work :-p)
Take care :)
Response: I had lots of fun with this one, these doodle PCs are really fun! Lucky you with the spider free realm! Thanks!
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much! I LOVED it! you are so talented!
Response: I am so happy that it made it to you so fast! i wasn't sure if an envelope was secure enough - but now that i know i'll be sending happy little things like that all the time! Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: thanks, thanks, thanks :) i loooove the delicious notecards! :) are there a lot of them in such style? if so, would you be up for a private swap? i could send you anything in exchange of some more of those!! :)
Response: WE absolutely should do a private swap! FUN! I will email you!
Comment: thank you so, so, so much!! :) of course i enjoy the swap! :) and a notecard with playing cards! that's something special for me ;) thank you!! â™¥
being a casino dealer is SO MUCH fun! :) i wish you luck with becoming one! :)
Response: HOORAY! They made you smile - that is always my goal! And now thank YOU for making ME smile with this super rating!
Comment: The cards you sent MADE MY DAY!!! There was absolutely nothing "cutesy" and the skeleton card made me laugh so hard I cried! Thank you so much <3
Response: AWESOME! I was hoping the little dog on that one card would make you giggle! I got a series of funny skeleton cards in Salem last year and I'm happy to hear that one went to a good home! Thanks for the Supurb rating!
Comment: Wow, that was quick! Thanks for the Isabel Samaras postcard - I actually have not one but TWO boxes of this postcard set myself because I love them so much! I don't usually use them on swap-bot (though this is a perfect one for them!) but have lots of funky friends to whom I send them.
Response: Thats awesome, I would totally have two sets too if my hubby wasn't with me when i found them! Your funky friends are lucky! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Very cool bag, and I love the fabric. Thank you! Also, coolest packing tape ever. Seriously.
Response: That makes me really happy that i picked out a bag you like! I think those shopping bags are like an accessory - they should be awesome! Got the packing tape at Michaels in the dollar section! Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: Hi Sara! The letterset you gave me are soo cute! unbeliavable! Thank you so much ^^ I think i wont use them cause they are so pretty XD at the end of my lettersets i always keep one sample just for recording the times haha i do this with everysingle thing i have..maybe im a little bit obsessed XD thanks!
Response: I am so happy to hear you like the lettersets i picked for you ~ its hard to part with them i know~ but when it makes someone smile its totally worth it! thanks for the great comment and rating!
Comment: Wow!!! The washcloth and potholder are fabulous, way beyond what I had imagined!! I love the big size of the potholder, it looks so good in my kitchen - I hate to use it, lol! The washcloth is so lovely, and I love the trim. Thank you for such a wonderful swap experience!
Response: I am so so so excited that you liked what i made! I always have a little fear when i'm doing something for someone without a prior example for them to see first! Your art looks amazing in my house! swapping with you is the best!
Comment: omg I got it today and it was so amazing! Thank you sosososososososo much! You are awesome! And don't you dare feel guilty that you are from the US. That just means I won't count this swap for my challenge. But you know what else it means? I have an excuse to do more swaps with amazing people like you! Thank you thank you thank you! I wish I could give you three hearts!
Response: I was excited to put something together for you when i read about your ren faire connection! You are awesome and i hope to get you for a partner again sometime! thanks for the sweet comment and super rating!
Comment: I love all of the stamps. You so have my style that I have two of the stamped images. I was wondering who is the maker of the stamp with the woman standing in front of double decker bus?
Response: Oh i am so happy you liked them! Its awesome when you get a partner with similar tastes! I got that London stamp at a Big Lots store and i'm not sure who makes it ~ sorry! Thanks so much for the great rating!
Comment: Thank you for all of the stickers. But next time I prefer sheets without cutting into half. I collect them rather than use them. Thanks anyway
Response: Wow that stinks! thanks for giving a nice rating anyway, i didn't see anywhere in your profile that you liked the sheets to collect them, maybe mention that so no one else makes this mistake again! happy swapping!
Comment: i wish i could give you more â™¥â™¥'s that is the best PC i have ever recvd I Love It, and you are right that is so my style, what a great artist, thank you for the compliment on my name, and yes it does have a ring to it for my artisan jewelry :) ty so much
Response: So glad you liked it! Its fun to get a very cool swap partner like you!
Comment: Yay thank you so much for your mail! It's crazy you made me a neckwarmer, since i've been using one this winter A LOT. It's been the coldest winter here for years and the warmer will definitely be in good use. The matryoshka card is also adorable, thanks once more. x)
Response: That makes me really smile, that i sent things you really like! Aren't neckwarmers so convinient! they don't slide off like scarves tend to!
Comment: OMG! I LOVE the package! Ok, first, the postcard you wrote on! SWOON! The glittery cupcake earrings! Woohoo! I'm wearing them right now! And the COWL! LOVE IT! It's like you read my mind! I've been wanting to make myself a cowl for the longest time (scarfs can be so annoying sometimes!) and bingo! Here is a beautiful one! Thank you so much! I love your blog and your style! (I so can't pull it off but it suites you so well!) BTW, I never thought my stuff would intimidate anyone! Thank you again!
Response: JOY! that makes me ultra happy that i found a way to make you something you didn't already have! Thanks for the great comment and rating!
Comment: WOW! Beautiful job on your shiny pink puffy cupcake. Never seen a cupcake like that. Thanks, too, for the cupcake bookmark. I will keep them with my cupcake rubber stamps, cupcake stickers and cupcake postcards.
Response: I had so much fun making it - glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks for reading my profile and making me a bird/flower themed "handmade hello" card. It came out great! I'm impressed that you made 40 cards with your handcarved spooky girl Halloween stamp! Wow! And especially cool how you received a huge stash of scrapbooking paper to play with.
Response: So glad you enjoyed the handmade hello! I try to make every swap i am in Profile Based! after making all those Halloween Cards, everyone got store bought Xmas cards for sure! thanks for the rating!
Comment: I had rated in a hurry but did not have time to thank you for the really nice images you sent. I love the women images, the tags and the frame! Thank you so much for sending! (I hope you are participating in the next image swap!)
Comment: "How many books do you have stacked next to your bed? 3 â€“ The on my husband and I read to each other before bed each night, his current novel and my current novel of choice." I LOVE this! That is such an awesome idea <3
Response: it is one of my favorite parts of each day! i think it helps me have sweet dreams! thanks for the lovely rating!
Comment: Thank you so much Sara, for the great spring pc. It's cold here too, so I welcome this pc with arms wide open!! I'm also waiting for the summer to begin :D .
If you'd like send me your adress, and I'll glady answer you in a pc as well!! Thank you. Kiss. Sara
Comment: Hii Sara! i absolutely love the decorated envie and stationary sets!! as well as the address labels!! my first ever-Thank you so much!! and I had just as much fun reading your letter- i too stay up late just to catch a few episodes of the nanny too!!!! :] i sooo wish i could give u more stars :] Thanks again!!
Response: I had fun making everything for you! Its awesome that you like it all!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great package. I love all the notecards you chose fo me! Your note was very sweet and I love the paper! I was hoping you sent extra paper for me and when I looked further there it was : ) I love it. Thank you, thank you.......
Response: It really makes me smile when i find out that someone is enjoying things i sent! thanks for the great and prompt feedback! being a newbie is tough!