Comment: Great variety of such well made envelopes ...including the clever envelope you sent them in... I will be using all except for the gesso-ed one ... I want to look at it for a while.., really nice! Thanks so much
Comment: I did go to the Great American Stamp Store several times. I used to go there with one of my friends who likes to scrapbook. There was one lady there who worked there who was always rude to me, but super-way-overly-nice to my friend. It became sort of a joke. :-)
A Michael's opened up down the road, and I think that led to their demise.
Comment: Wowza! Thank you! LOVE the sticker sheet with the dogs (how great that quite a few are rare breeds) and your envie and the PCs and, not to be forgotten, your very nice note. Yep, whenever I go to a show where standing is necessary (like the Fillmore), I'm beat less than half way through :/ Take care, Lisa!
Response: So glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I'm glad you enjoyed the process. I had fun with mine too - I used my super special library themed paper. I recognize some Graphic 45 on your card! Gorgeous!
Response: Yes! I spied yours on your IG and loved it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I've never had great results with salt (on paper) either -- but once with dying a silk scarf. If I had to do it over, I'd have it be a salt-optional swap and add another link. (The intention was try a different technique even though I didn't say it in the description.)
Response: I'm glad I'm not the only one. I keep saying that next time I will make sure there is more water! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: LOVED the envelope! 💕 That in itself made me smile! Enjoyed your letter 😊 We are also big Harry Potter fans! When the first movie was getting ready to come out my youngest son who was around 9-10 at the time wanted to go with his sisters and I ... my oldest said you know the rule - if a movie is a book you have to read it before you see it ( that has been a 'loose' rule of mine) well he read the first three books in about a week or so and was ready to go see the movie with us 😊
Response: LOL yes! That was Sienna as well with the first 2 books! Since we get from the library, we had to wait for #3 but that was read quickly and now she's on #4 now. So glad you enjoyed the envelope and letter! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for this sweet letter. You asked a lot of questions, so I want to write back and respond to all of them. (I'm currently a little behind in my swaps due to an unexpected delay, so I'm getting caught up and I will respond soon!)
Response: You are welcome! And no worries! My mailbox will always be here whenever you can respond!! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Yeeeeeees, Love it! Animals in people clothes, you rock! I'm going to need that llama stamp STAT and I've been eyeballing that adorable fox stamp for awhile now. So gorgeous, thoughtful and creative, thank you so much!
Response: YAY!! Thrilled that you love it!! You are welcome! Get all the stamps!
:-D Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great letter, and I LOVED how you decorated the envelope! The water park sounded brilliant! In answer to your question, I went to the theatre for my birthday to see 'American Idiot' which was the best thing ever (I love Green Day). And you can totally ask questions in a SOC!
Response: Yay! So glad you enjoyed the envelope and my letter! Thanks so much for the heart and rating! Glad you enjoyed your big day!
Comment: hello & thanks for the lusciously enveloped letter ~ i'm so excited having a few more penpals this year
... the letter-writing habit has served me well all winter season > swap-bot is such a pleasurable
'virtual' community: so glad you're part of it! i'll reply at my next leisure moment - yes, nice
not having a deadline, but it sure was a fun little 'obligation' last month!
Response: I absolutely agree!! Thanks for the rating and see you in the mail whenever you can!
Comment: As the great Bob Ross said "We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents." This would have been a cute card, but now it is an amazing card. It's one of the strangest and most wonderful things I've received. Keep on making those happy accidents. Also, I'm super jealous of your monkey stamp. They are one of my favorites from the books... and were totally misrepresented in the movie.
Response: Whew! So happy you enjoyed the postcard so much!! Thank you for the encouragement! I really try to keep my mind open as there are many times things don't come out they way I imagined! Bob Ross was magical. The monkey stamp is great! The stamp is from http://www.carmensveranda.com/ Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Lisa - thanks for the postcard of the statue of liberty! I actually saw it once from the ferry back in 2012 when I was in New York for a few days. I love the idea of a coloring postcard :) I'll have to see if I find any from Berlin!
Response: I thought they were cool too! They must have other cities too! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Lisa :-) I love your postcard! What a wonderful photo of a sweet old woman you found which make it SO shocking to read what comes out of her mouth! LOL. I'm 67 and I feel like saying that sometimes Hahahahah! I love inspirational quotes sometimes too, but sometimes I don't!
Response: Whew! So glad you weren't offended! I love how the card turned out and so happy you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Almost everyday a letter; it's awesome, thank you. I like the postcard and such a nice technique. I wonder what you used;)
Response: You are so welcome! I usually take a photo of everything I send out but for some reason, a few slipped by, including what I sent you! So I don't remember what I sent you! But I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great funny postcard 😋 It was still legible. I'm not sure what might work best to write on it. Maybe a Sharpie pen? Anyways, thanks for the bawdiness, Nathan
Response: I love using the uni posca markers for those backgrounds but didn't have a thin enough one to write a whole poem. Perhaps I need to remedy that! :-) Glad you enjoyed the pc! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard, Lisa, I love how it's celestial and at the same time an homage to feminine energy! Please never apologize for any art you send out...it's not like you are going to send something horrible to anyone and we all know that Life is an interrupting and important unavoidable Thang! New puppies more than qualify as Life Thangs, and I hope you're having a ton of fun with your new little love..!
Response: You are so right Carroll!! Thank you! And thanks for the heart!
Comment: Okay, I haven't listened to all of the songs on your lists yet, but I'm rating now anyway because I LOVE that you sent a ton of songs and I've only ever heard three of them. I was sort of afraid that I overdid it with the amount I sent. I get really excited about music and had trouble narrowing down my lists! I can't wait to listen to the rest! Thank you so much for swapping with me. I'll let you know what I think.
Response: Yay! I'm so glad! I was afraid you wouldn't find anything new. I hope you discover some favorites!! And are you kidding?! I'm still thinking about songs that I should have put on the list! LOL
Comment: Thank you, Lisa, for the cute Christmas card. It is well made and if you made it, nice job! I love how you buffed the subtle blue color around the edges of the card. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! :)
Response: You're welcome! I did make it! So glad you enjoy it! Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Both of the ornaments you sent to me are beautiful. I think my favorite is the star, the one you weren't happy with. But I like the star too. Lucky me to be your partner. Thank you for making these just for me. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.
Response: Yay! So happy about that! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you Lisa for the beautiful Christmas card, you Christmas mail art envelope, and you made specially for me a handmade Christmas sparkle tree card for the swap. I have put this card up now on display in my apt as I want my visitors to see your creative card. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so happy you like them and honored that it is on display! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Loved receiving your envelope! The gesso underneath is very effective ( I should remember to do that more often!) and the monsters stood out so well on their white spots. The werewolf makes me think of Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London. All the goodies inside were an awesome addition...Thanks for the whole wonderful package!
Response: Yes! Gesso and then gelatos on top make it blend so nicely! So glad you love it! Now I have that song in my head! HA! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: The glow-in-the-dark ghosts in this card rocked my world! Perfection! Thank you! :)
Response: Yay! You're welcome! Glad you liked the ghosts! I don't remember if I wrote on the card that the embossed images are supposed to glow in the dark too but that powder is kinda old! Thanks for the great rating and heart!
Comment: Hi Lisa...I received your Pink and Brown PC today. I think it is just beautiful, you did a great job of it! I love it. (I'm a Pinterest freak myself LOL) Thank you so much for your artwork, cheers! 😊❤️
Response: You're so welcome! I'm so glad you love it!! Thank goodness for Pinterest! LOL! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Is that a stamp of a werewolf? Either way, that is a great image but you are freaking amazing if you own a stamp of a werewolf! A little sad he doesn't glow in the dark like Frankie. Totally kidding. He is awesome! I love the little bit of sparkle around the moon and the shooting star is a nice touch. Thanks
Response: But of course I have a stamp of a werewolf!! ;-p So happy he made it there ok! I figured that Frankie might be jealousy if Wolfie glowed too! Wouldn't want there to be any fighting between them. HA! Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: Wow. THANK YOU so much for the wonderful handmade card, the comic book, and collage fodder. You went above and beyond and I really do appreciate it since my real birthday is usually depressing.
Response: You are so welcome!! I'm glad it made your day! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, this book is great!!
I am in awe of it. It is so cherry and fun. I love the pocket in the front and the goodies that you tucked in : ).. It gives me so many ideas for the next round too!! Thanks a bunch for sending a quality swap.
Response: Oooh! I'm thrilled that you like it so much! You are so welcome!! And my goodness, you made me feel so great!! Thank YOU for that! I feel confident to go for the next round!!
Comment: Lisa thank you so much for this incredible postcard. I can tell you had a lot of fun making it, and it shines with the invested time and love of crafting. This is the sort of mail art I enjoy receiving the most.
Response: You are so welcome! I was really proud of that one and so happy you love it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for your very nice letter. I also appreciate your log. Gosh, it was on a nice organizational paper. I just write mine in on my calendar. You're ahead of me. Since this "challenge" I have fallen to the side of writing only a few days each week. I am really looking forward to pushing myself to do a letter a day---so until next April (write on challenge month)--may you find new pen pals and keep in touch with the old. May blessings! Have a great weekend.
Comment: The postcard you made took quite a beating on its journey. When I opened my mailbox there was a moon man in one corner and the postcard with the rest of my mail in the other. It is a cute design though and so different than what I did with the kit. Thank you!
Response: What a total bummer!! Well, I posted the pc in the forum if you want to see the whole thing as it's supposed to be! Thanks for rating and for giving me a heart!!
Comment: Hi there, your fantastic mail art envelope and art stickers arrived yesterday - with a postmark of April 16th! Who knows where in the world your swap has been since then? I like the stickers very much, and the light printing on the background adds to the depth of the images. Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Wow! It took the scenic route! I'm happy you like the stickers and hope it was worth the wait! :-) Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: thanks for the candid letter. omg, yes...people who talk through performances are so annoying, it drives me insane. My husband "pre-soothes" me, i.e., reminds me not to be a raving lunatic if people around me are loud.
Response: HA! That's probably for the better! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: I have to ask...where in Brooklyn? Greenpoint native from before it was trendy and cool :) Anyway...so I read your profile to see if I could figure out your lie...This is what I deducted...You said you have several bands you love, so I think that maybe you have followed bands on tour. You also said you love bridges, so you're not afraid of heights, so I think you're telling the truth about the roller coasters. Which leaves you being an avid swimmer and almost making the olympic team, which I am going to say is the lie. And if I'm wrong about that, that's an awesome accomplishment!
Response: WHOA! You are good Susan!! You picked the right one. I tried to put things that aren't mentioned in my profile and you proved to be a very clever sleuth! Well done!! I live in Sheepshead Bay but grew up in Bay Ridge. Yes, Greenpoint is tres trendy and hip and has gotten very expensive!
Comment: Thanks for the cool stickers, Lisa! I especially like how you double stamped them in that cool offset kinda way, very effective...My faves are the glasses one and the quieter you are one! This was a fun swap an I will ejoy using all the stamps that came to me!
Response: Yay! So happy you like them! Yes, this was a very fun swap and I'm trying to make myself use the stickers I received instead of hoarding them! LOL! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great letter---loved your envelope. Life in the Big Apple sounds exciting. Making detergent and fabric softener is easy. Tomorrow is our big 4H meeting where we will build a fire, cook outside, water purification, dig a cat hole, wash dishes ---with an 80% chance of rain! It will be interesting. Enjoy your weekend. Thank you for your letter...very nice stationery :)
Response: You are welcome! I hope the 4H meeting worked out! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Cheers! It finally came! I am glad we waited. I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for doing something so special for me, and go ahead and give Chinese Brush Painting a try. The idea behind it is more about expressing emotion in the art rather than the details. Happy Swapping and all the best to you, Caly
Response: Yay! I'm thrilled it finally arrived! Took the scenic route! I'm so happy you love it. Thank you for rating and the heart. I will break open that Chinese Brush painting kit! Thank you!
Comment: Your card arrived today and put a big smile on my face 😀😄💌 . I loved how you've made it ! The colouring, stamped image, scallop edge and the writing inside , everything was so beautiful ! :) thank you also for the butterfly die cut and washi tape samples 💌💕💕 . Hope you receive mine soon :)
Response: You are so welcome! So happy that you loved everything! Thanks for suggesting the swap and for the heart!
Comment: Oh my my my! You really out did yourself on this one! I have always wanted to try resin and never had the nerve. Now I am super excited to give it a shot! Thank you soooo much! A million hearts if I could!!!!!
Response: Oh yay!! Here's your chance girl!! It is a lot of fun and once you start, you will be addicted. Break that seal and use it!! Thanks for the heart girl!
Comment: Hi Lisa. I like how your circles turned out esp the silvery bits, and like the circles on the back. I am a cancer too married to a Man. City fan =o) Thanks.
Response: I'm happy you like it!! So we have a lot in common! :-) I made the mistake of almost buying him a Man U hat for Christmas. My daughter caught me, thank goodness! There would have been hell to pay! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard, Lisa! I think the colors look great mushed together, and I can definitely see the texture from the cling wrap :) I love the quote you chose, too. The glitter adds the perfect bit of shimmer, and the mail art stamp on the back of the PC is fab! I collect mail related rubber stamps and had not seen that one before. Happy swapping!
Response: You are so very welcome! So glad you love it! It really was fun to do! That rubber stamp you mentioned is old! From the 90s and I believe the company is Leavenworth Jackson. Not sure if she is still selling but worth a check!
Comment: Hi Lisa!! I was SO excited to get your huge box of goodies today!! YAY!!! I'm so glad you decided to do the swap despite your moving! Never worry about the wrapping girl! Sheesh! And you made everything look so festive and fun. Love the doilies on the top! I didn't open anything, didn't even dig deep so that I wouldn't be tempted! lol I will save it for Christmas. I so hope you enjoy your goodies too--I think you may have out done me this year!! I look forward to chatting with you after we open everything up. Big Hugs and wishes for an awesome Christmas to you, Sienna and your Hubby. xoxo
Response: Woohooo!!!! It's always a thrill to swap with you Erin!! Have a wonderful, terrific and fantastic New Year full of craftiness and swapping! oxox
Comment: I LOVE my Rudolph ornament! Anything crocheted it always a hit with me. I'm so glad you still treasure WW. Oh, and I also love the little wreath that you used to wrap the ornament with. That's going on my tree as well. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap! Have a great Holiday!
Response: Yay!! I'm so happy! You are so welcome and thank you for the heart! Have a wonderful holiday!
Comment: Hello Lisa!! :) Thank you so much for the gifts!! I have put them away in my Christmas bag and am HOPING to be able to wait!! But, my mermaid curiosity may get the best of me!! :) Merry Christmas!!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart! OPEN it!! I was in the same situation, wasn't going to open what I received but my partner 'twisted my arm' lol. Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the resent postcard. The first one didn't make the journey:( But I like the spooky skull:))
Response: Wow! That was fast! Well, if the original ever shows up, I'd love to know! I posted the pc on my IG, if you are interested in seeing it! https://instagram.com/p/9G0ilkjtkh/?taken-by=luluvision
Comment: I think we're on the same page with The Smiths/Morrisey but my all time favorite band to this day is The Cure. Some of the others are Siouxsie and the Banshees, They Might Be Giants, INXS, etc... I really love the letter and the pen you used is way better than mine. Mine is not as fine and kind of glopy (if thats a word). Thank you so much it was so nice to hear from you!
Response: YAY! You have great taste in music! :-) I think to key to a good white pen is to keep using them! I kept hording my white pens and then when I finally decide to use them, they were crap! Bought new ones and making myself use them regularly and so far, so good!
Comment: LOVE your 'nyah nyah nya-nyaah nyaah' raspberry girl, Lisa! Thank you so much for giving me a good laugh in the midst of some trying times. She reminds me of some of my old & beloved Ken Brown rubber stamp images. What did you use to make the dimensional arrows?
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you liked her! Ahhh, Ken Brown had some awesome stamps! I still have a couple. The arrows were a die and I used glittered paper for them and then because the glue I used was still sticky when it seeped out from the bottom, I used Diamond Glaze to cover it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love the card you made! The colors are beautiful, and the quote is so inspirational. I love that you've been to Eureka and seen it's beauty. I'm lucky to live here and I'm lucky you were one of my partners for this swap! Thanks for the lovely envelope, too.
Response: You are so welcome! So happy you like what I sent. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Loved your Peace post card, I love quotes,and I love to imagine peace for all! Thanks for being in this swap, peace out.
Lisa: the card I was describing was from our coordinator, Skydancer! That will teach me not to jump to conclusions - lol...your card is beautiful! Love the peace stencil and the colors you used. What a great quote, and your writing is perfect for it - this is going on my super special fabulous swaps shelf. Thank you so much, wish I could give you more hearts.
Response: LOL! Glad you liked my pc. I actually sketched out the peace symbol and used masking fluid to cover it while I made the background. First time trying that! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: i wish i could give you more than one heart! stamped images are my favorite thing to receive and the envelope is amazing, we marveled over it and tried to figure out what you used for each part, i thought it was store bought for a second there lol it's perfect! can't wait to work on your scribble, i'll let you know when i'm sending it back
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for such compliments. Those flower stamps on the back of the envelope drove me crazy so I thought instead of trying to line them all up, I'll just make them all crazy all over! LOL. So glad you liked everything!
Comment: Thank you so much, Lisa, for the cute stickers and the gorgeous Halloween envelope you decorated! I like it all so much! It's funny you sent fox stickers - my neighbor told me last night that a fox had been decimating chickens. We have had one go missing (rarely) here and there too. Despite that, I hope she doesn't shoot him. I like foxes...and we have dogs that keep them away, most of the time.
Response: Oh! I hate the thought of the fox doing that to the chickens! I hope she doesn't shoot him either. Thanks for the rating! I'm glad you enjoyed everything!
Comment: Thanks for the 3 lovely bookmarks. I especially like the one with the books on it. (Was that done with a stamp or did you draw them?) I really like how you decorated the envie too---it really brightened up my mailbox. :-)
Response: You are very welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything! The books is a stamp. Still working on my drawing skills! lol Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Oh MY word Lisa!
I just got your awesome package today, and i could believe my eyes, your NY fabric thingy is awesome, at first I thought were a mug cozy, how you use it? I love it! you really made my day with that water color notebook!! i was needing one so bad so is fine if you didn't send something as gift per say, all was a gift! I would rate you with at least 3 more hearts! here you go: <3 <3 <3
Response: You're welcome! I'm so happy you like everything! Thank you for the rating and heart! The fabric bookmark is easy to use! :-) The pocket is for a pen, pencil or marker. You just wrap the elastic around your book/journal and fasten it on the button. If the elastic is too long, just put a knot in it to shorten it. Hope you enjoyed the bought gifts as well! :-)
Comment: Oh my goodness what a wonderful swap!! I love the pencil pouch (who doesn't need one) - the colors are fantastic! Also love the pencil/pen/bookmark - perfect!
Thank so much for reading my profile and creating something so perfect for me!
Response: You're very welcome! So happy you love everything! I'm all about being practical! :-) Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great and unusual postcard! I have never seen burlap used like this! It reminded me exactly of material used for casts! Alaska is a wonderful and fascinating place to visit and to live. A couple days ago, I saw a bear on the runway and a friend told me, the same day, that he had seen one across the street from me, just hanging out. On the trip into Kodiak, I saw around 50 mountain goats on the mountain north of Zachar Bay. Of course all the animals have babies they are feeling and training up too. Hope you can come and see for yourself one day! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart. So fascinated by what you described! I would love to come visit someday!
Comment: Zowee Batman! Love it when I find another rubber stamp addict. Definitely plan to write you back to discuss some of these old companies. All Night Media, wow, that's a blast from the past. I still own some of those. And Stampa Barbara and Circustamps. Do you remember Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers?
Response: Yay! Look forward to your response! And YES! I LOVE Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers!! I have a few of their stamps and also Museum of Modern Rubber was another great one!
Comment: I love this post card! I didn't expect it to be an actual postcard (I have not done one of these swaps before) and I am so glad because I have never had a real post card mailed to me before. I love it and I love embossing. Thank you!
Response: Yay! So glad to be your first postcard! :-) Glad you loved it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love the butterfly mail art you created! Thank you : ) The rub-ons that you included are made by one of my favorite rub-on brands. Awesome!! Great paper tuck-ins as well! Going to definitely be included in future mail art pieces.
Response: Cool! Glad you like everything! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the really cool pc. I love the pattern and washi tape that you chose. Very creative! I also thought it was much harder than I thought it would be, but you did a great job! :-)
Response: You're welcome! So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Fantastic grasshopper postcard! I loved the carving and how you used it with the dandelion stamps. The background technique and colors were awesome, too. (I also remember Kung Fu and the young grasshopper...)
Response: Yay! Glad you liked it and also remember Kung Fu! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: absolutely LOVE the bracelet! even more so that it is repurposed! you did a lovely job and it is quite comfortable to wear! thank you so much! (i was the same. I thought "going to make earings...out of sardine labels! lol.)
Response: Awesome! So glad you like it! Sardine label earrings sounds very intriguing tho! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much Miss Lisa for the Valentine's goodies. I am going to have a lot of fun getting creative with it all. I love how you addressed the envie, I'm saving it for my smashbook! Happy Valentine's Day my friend!!
Response: You are so very welcome Erin! Always fun to swap with you! So happy you want to keep the envie for your smashbook! Happy, happy Valentine's Day to you too!
Comment: love everything especially the charms. The back of your envy looked like ocean waves so that was great for the mermaids on the front! I haven't seen resin pieces before. where did you get the mermaid mold Thanks so much
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! I made the mold myself with a piece of brass shaped like a mermaid. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow! Thank you Lisa for gifting me, sending me the spectacular Christmas Postcard you handmade for me! You deserve 10 hearts for creating a one-of- a- kind work of art! I'm delighted to display your artwork, will save carefully to display for next year. And amazement your postcard survived the USPS Christmas rush with no damage! Hope we meet up again in swaps for '2015. Happy New Year!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so happy you love it so much! Thank you for the wonderful compliments and for the heart! Happy New Year!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! LOVE EVERYTHING IN THIS LETTER !!! ESPECIALLY YOUR ENVELOPE! IT'S SOO PRETTYYYY!!! I will try to send you a reply after the holidays ok :) Thank you for everything and I wish you had a great holiday and a happy new year !
Response: I'm so happy you love everything!! Thank you for the heart and wonderful rating! Happy New Year and I look forward to your reply!
Comment: I opened this today, and I am so in love! Thank you so much for the gorgeous little chimes envie journal, and extra envies! This has sprouted sooooo many ideas in my head...I can't wait to start playing! Merry Christmas to you and best wishes for the new year
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and a great new year!
Comment: Ohhhh Lisa!!! I so can't wait to open these!! I love the Abominable and Frosty tape on the package and the singing box! He! He! He! Looking forward to Christmas even more now. I'll update as soon as I open. Thanks so so so much for doing another private swap me! HUGS!!
Response: I knew you would like the singing box! Saved that just for you! ;-) I hope you have as much fun opening and using the items as I did getting and wrapping them for you!! You deserve it and so much more! Thank you for asking to swap with me again!! Big HUGS!! Merry Christmas!
Comment: I loved everything from the way you treated the background, to the sparkly poppies, and yellow brick road, to the twisters and blindingly green pen! Thank you so much for sharing your art with me! And I'd love a pm from you about where you got that twister stamp! LOVE AND NEED IT!!!
Response: So happy you loved it! I really had a lot of fun with it! I don't remember where the twister stamp is from! :-( It's an unmounted stamp I put on cling so I don't have the name. I will try to do some sleuthing to find out!
Comment: Thank you for the outstanding effort you put into this swap. I would have been thrilled with just the envelope...fabulous! I love all the bird stamps and your creative design. I love.love.love the poppy postcard! (What is that shiny paint on the petals?). Thank you for reading my profile and seeing that I love poppies! The extras were awesome...I love each and every one and your handmade washi tape! Thank you so much!
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you love everything, especially the poppy postcard! That I can take 100% credit for! The envie is actually not mine, I got that in a swap for decorated envies! :-) I was so happy to read that you like poppies! It's one of the few things I can draw! LOL! Still practicing! The shiny paint is from a paint pen!
Comment: Oh my goodness girl, I need to be able to give you ten hearts!! I am just completely stunned by your generosity - great big air hugs sent your way! My girls were thrilled to get treats too, you are far too kind! Thank you thank you 💙
Response: You are very welcome! I hope you like everything! I've gotten many great swaps that included stuff for my daughter and it always makes her so happy! So just passing on the generosity! As long as they don't mind the terrible wrapping! Thank you for the heart! Now I can go follow your instagram! :-)
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS. Lol I absolutely adored the mail art and the letter. Where did you find the awesome Batman and Superman stamps? I need them! I've only read a few of the Batman comics myself, but do enjoy watching the movies and playing the video games. My boyfriend and I just started watching Gotham on TV as well. We can't say if we like it or not yet but I like how they focus on other characters besides Batman and The Joker. Well, sorry that I'm rambling but your mail just got me so excited haha! Thanks again!
Response: Yay! You're welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the mail art and letter! Thank you for the heart! I carved the Batman (and Wonder Woman) logos and someone carved me the Superman one. Google carving rubber stamps and see if it's something you might want to try! Batman is a relatively easy one.
Comment: I LOVE my charms!!!! You did a fantastic job--the spider is my favorite, but they are ALL awesome, and you really deserve way more than one heart for this! Thank you so much for such a great swap, and thank you for the little cat punch, too--it'll get a lot of use :)
Response: You're welcome! They were fun to make! I'm so glad you love them! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: What a fun package Lisa!! Thank you so much for taking the time to make it about me!! I love everything!! The Wizard of Oz book is awesome, the buttons are really cool and all the crafting supplies, WOW!!!...and the caramel didn't melt!!! Thank you for a great swap!!...and the birthday wishes!!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like everything!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: OMgosh...I can't even tell you how much I LOVE this necklace!! I'm a pearls kind of girl and this is sooo me! It is an amazing piece of jewelry art and I can't wait to wear it. Thank you for sharing your talent with me!!!!
Response: You are welcome! And thank you for the heart! So happy you like it!
Comment: Oh Lisa, I LOVE what you sent!!! I love getting hand made items & EVERYTHING you made is right up my alley! I put the magnets on my fridge first thing, they are so super cute! And I think my fav is the lil notebook, the Rabbit & Mad Hatter Tea Party graphics you used are beautiful & your card with the cut outs inside is so, so cool! Very Fun Baggie, Thank You so much!!! :)
Response: I am so glad you love everything! I love making things so it's a win/win! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the 2 pairs of beautiful earrings, I love them. You are very talented. I'm slowly getting my skills built in my jewelry creating. I have enjoyed this swap a lot. Have a wonderful day and happy swapping
Response: Thank you for the compliment! And thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hey Lisa-thanks for the great envie. I also have never gotten another NYC person , very cool we may have even met and not know it. Love your carved dragon and if you watch PBS you may catch an ad with people wearing the same image on shirts in the background.
Response: Cool! I'll have to look out for that dragon! He gets around! :-) Glad you enjoyed the envie and stamp. We very well may have met! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Lisa, thank you very much for such beautiful mail art. I loved the letter, too. It's always nice to hear from a fellow animal lover. I am sending hugs your way for your loss. Thank you for taking part in this swap.
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it all and I'm happy you gave me a heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I adore the mailart on the envie. That alone always makes me happy. Your homemade card was a true delight to receive! The alpha's are always needed so thank you again. Hugs & 100 Hearts, Mona
Response: You're welcome! So happy you are pleased! Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: I just love the necklace and pendants so much! The blue washer is so pretty. What paints did you use on it? And the other pendant has my favorite combo of copper and turquoise so it will be fun to use. I will probably make a bead necklace with copper and turquoise to hang it on.
Response: So glad you love everything and have found a use for the pendant! I mentioned about the paints in a message. Let me know if you have trouble finding it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This was an AWESOME package! I really appreciate it! It was clear you put time and thought into it, and really read my profile! Thanks a million! I tried to wait and open each piece on the correct day but they were all wrapped so adorably it was hard to resist. In the end my inner child won out and I opened them before 'Christmas' :)
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! I can never wait to open them so I don't blame you! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful bracelets. They came today in the mail just in time for me to take them with me on my beach vacation to Florida from Ohio. I'm leaving at 5am and they are packed in my carry on bag. The colors are terrific and the one that has the pink and purple matches my bathing suit. You couldn't have done a better job, Thank you for being a wonderful partner and a terrific swap. Happy summer and HAPOY swapping
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like everything! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: LISA!!!!! I love swapping with you. The Jamaica bag is AWESOME!! My husband who usually isn't interested in my swapping activity (as it means more clutter and hours of shopping :o)) said "that girl has style." Of course he is a bit bias being from Jamaica! LOL But I completely agree!! You do have style, not to mention how generous you are. I loved all the peacock and butterfly goodies. I can't wait to make earrings with the peacock charms and I'm thinking of using one as a center for a wind chime!! Percolating!! Just a big fat thank you!! I have been saving stuff for you too. I hope we will be on for our Christmas Swap again this year. Wishing you a fabtabulous summa!!!
Response: You are so very welcome Erin! My hubby gets the same way! LOL! I'm so glad my package is inspiring you!! Thank you for the heart and enjoy the summer! (And yeah, Christmas swap! Of course!)
Comment: Woohoo! Thank you so much for everything! I love the handmade things you sent - like the tea book and the bracelet! And I love all the crafting stuff you sent, from the ribbon to the floss to the yarn! Feeling very spoiled! I appreciate the details of your package, too, from the decorative shipping tape to the owl notecard you used! Thank you so much for an AWESOME swap! ♥♥♥
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so glad you love everything!! We all deserve some spoiling every so often! :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for a great summer swap package. My kids loved it! Your efforts and thoughtfullness were truly appreciated - from the choice of items, the note, to the packaging and shipping. Thank you again!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad they loved it! It was fun putting it together for them! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: This package was so AMAZING! I enjoyed opening each small package & loved everything you sent! What a fun swap, I hope to do it again! Thank you very much!!!
p.s. Loved the resin embellishments you made! I've never seen anything like it!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the package!! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: The bracelet was so cute and I loved the colors. I'm tempted to have my kitty use it as a collar too. I've still got to listen to the CD, but I've never heard of the artist. Now you've piqued my curiosity!
Response: I hope you enjoy the artist. Let me know! The bracelet would make a super cute kitty collar!! thank you for the heart!
Comment: I LOVE everything you sent me! Thank you for being so thoughtful! I feel so blessed!!!! You really outdid yourself! I really love the mushroom bag!!! You put so much time into it! You are an amazing swapper and a generous person! I wish I could give a million hearts!!!
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad you love everything!! Thank you for the compliments and for the heart!
Comment: I got your pkg. yesterday. I love it . the earrings are fabulous and everything was well thought out.. as for the chocolate OMG! the timing was so good and I had no chocolate in the house,. It made my whole week. thank you.
Response: You are welcome! So glad you enjoyed it all. It was fun making the earrings! And I'm glad the chocolate had good timing! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all the Wacky holiday stuff from March! They were totally different holidays than I chose. I love everything you sent. How sweet of you to remember the Wonder Woman doll. She has to be my favorite doll that I've made. <3
Response: You are welcome! I'm happy you love everything! And of course, your WW doll is fab! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: So many wonderful goodies for the interesting holidays. I was looking for a peanut butter fudge recipe. I will hide the chocolate bar from the kids. The bird notebook is nice I just keep looking at it on my desk. Thank you and Happy New Year January 2014.
Response: So glad you like everything! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: LISA!!! I am so excited about the box of goodies you sent me!! I am waiting, however impatiently, for Christmas and I will update you afterwards. Thank you! Thank you! for being a sport and doing this swap with me. I hope you get your package tomorrow!! Merry Christmas Friend!! <3 UPDATE 12/30--Lisa, I LOVE everything!! So much great inspiring Tim Holtz goodness. I adore the penny earrings, being backwards just reflects better my personality! ;o) The wire wrapped sea glass pendant, the beading board, the wonderful luggage tags. Thank you so much, you definitely spoiled me and I'm looking forward to another private swap next Christmas if you're up to it! :o) Happy New Year Friend!!
Response: I'm so relieved! Thank YOU for setting up the swap with me!
Comment: I loved the pen holder you sent. It fits perfectly on one of my smash journals! Also... THAT chocolate is AMAZING. I normally eat a pretty intense 72% dark chocolate. But the one you sent makes my eyes roll in the back of my head. LOL. I've seen it at the grocery store tons of times but have never tried it. The center is dark... but so melty and creamy. Truly a lovely surprise. Thank you.
Response: Yes, that chocolate is heavenly, isn't it?! So glad you like it and the pen holder! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love all of the Monster high stuff! You hand made magnets? I already put them up! They are around my labtop(not on it) but there is some metal backing around my desk so i put'em there. I've never heard of this candy either soooo thank you <33333
Response: Yes, I handmade everything! Glad you love it all! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you Lisa for the nice necklaces I really luv them and have them hanging on my mantel for all to see. I will make sure I take them in June when I will be with all my girls and all my grandbabies. I NEED to show them off. Thank you again and thanks for swapping. I think it was very cute including my lil' Gizmo in my daughter necklace.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm very happy you love them both! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much! I wish I could give you many many hearts!! I LOVE the book mark/pen holder. The little booklets that you made are so cute. I'm lovin' the bath salts and the treats, too. A wonderful package!!
Response: So glad you enjoy the package! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: What a cute card the chocolate bunny will not last long in the basket LOL. Thanks for the great card. Thank you for sending Lilly a card for Easter I know she luvs reading all the cards she gets.
Response: You are so welcome! I love it when an idea comes together (doesn't happen too often with me! lol) and was so excited that I thought to texture the basket! lol Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love the book!!!! And the paper you used is way cool! What paper line is that? I want some! :) Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you love it! Isn't the paper great?! You're talking about the glossy one, right? It's from Die Cuts With a View. I didn't need any paper but when I saw that one, I had to have it, you know, for this swap! :-)
Comment: Thankyou Lisa for the nice note I enjoyed reading it, we have had a bit of snow here, on Dartmoor there has been alot of snow. Thankyou for the lovely handmade card and I love the envie, have a nice day Lisa, love jennifer.
Response: You're welcome! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart! Now it's our turn to get some snow, about 6-12 inches!
Comment: Hi Lisa! I received your hand made card for this Mega swap as #19..and yours was the closest to mine of all and I am soooo happy!
starting with the envi...LOVE the "please check one: naughty or nice boxes "hand stamped"..the beautiful Christmas stamp , the "bubble letters you again "hand drew" FAT , outlined and filled in!! APPRECIATE soooo much your attention to detail!! ....turing it over..MORE goodness..with the many stamp strands of ornaments "hanging" along with the one looking like they mirror at bottom! AGAIN..ADDING color and GLITTER!
Opening the card..what a great treat!! LOVE the cutout tree, my favorite color ..TEAL stained for background to make the MOST perfect beautiful shade!! and the silver "raised" layers of "SNOW" or tinsle (could be either!) with just using "red" for ornaments..LOTS..AMAZING! (THE MORE THE MERRIER!!!) and the little gold star!
My next favorite was and the use of the perfect size tag..having it "float" on top and the use of MY favorite twine..in matching candycane color!! GROOVY GIRL!!!!!!! TOTALLY DUG IT!! Loved the sentiment inside the card too..and don't ever worry with me girl about adding TOO much lol...I'm with ya!! I APPRECIATE your talent and CARE! It is my favorite card of the year!
Response: Thank you so much!! That is the most detailed and amazing rating I ever received! Thank you for taking the time to write all that! I'm so glad you like it!! Merry Christmas!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: o.k., so I have no will power, I had to open my gifts already! I ncan't thank you enough. That journal is awesome and I can't wait to start using it! Very cool earrings too. And of course, thank you for the extra sewing goodies.
Response: LOL, I totally understand! So glad you like everything! Would love to see any photos of your journal once you start using it!!
Comment: Oh my gosh! Thank you so much. The garland you sent is just gorgeous. I put it immediately on my tree! I love it. Thank you so much. Thanks too for the extra little tickets. You're the best.
Response: I'm so happy you like it so much! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I'm waiting to open them....thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed this swap. From my profile, you were spot-on in choosing little gifties...I love the fabrics- the pink totally works in that print, the charms, the chocolate, the frog eraser...EVERYTHING! Thank you!
Response: You have such will power! :-) Hope you enjoy! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love it! The snacks will not last long, the sewing bits are much appreciated, and you clearly read my profile with the circus pendants! I also loved the handmade card with the witch - she is adorable. Great swap - thanks!
Comment: Lisa--how could I not be delighted with butterflies, skeleton keys, gears,and lacey circles? And I'll find plenty of uses for the little tags on cards, scrapbook pages, and ATCs. Thank you so much! Wish we had a way to give more than one heart! Thanks!
Response: You are very welcome! I'm so glad you like them all. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you! I wish I could cut vinyl as well as you! And although I don't have glasses myself, my family members do. Are they OK for plastic glasses, too? ETA: I bet your machine wouldn't have done anything on its own - it's just a tool... For example, I consider that I'm the one rating you, not my computer. :P
Response: Wow! You got my package fast! I'm glad you like the vinyl. It wasn't me that cut it, it's my machine! :-) The wipes are good for plastic glasses, computer screens, camera lenses...Thanks for the heart and I'm glad you liked everything.
Comment: Thanks! Loved what you sent, especially the bracelet! The fortune cookies are already about 1/3 gone — and that's just from eating the broken pieces! (No calories that way!) My grandson was over last weekend and took home an eye patch my husband had in his "toy" box. Heard he wore it to bed, so it's probably already trashed. His birthday is next week (he'll be 5), so I'll pass the pirate booty along to him. I'm sure he'll love it! Can't wait to use the rub-ons on some homemade cards. Can't ever have enough. And I'll probably try the clay mask over this long weekend. THANKS!!
Response: Yay! That makes me very happy! I'm so glad everything is being enjoyed. Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I can't begin to describe this awesome swap Lisa! Thank you so much everything - I loved it all from the pendant, decor, the candies (loved the iced tea ones!), and the wrapping. I would love to do a private swap with you. Thank you so much for joining and for the loveliness you sent me. (｡◕‿‿◕｡)
Response: Woohooo! I'm so glad you loved everything! It was so much fun to put together. Would love to do a private swap! Whenever you want! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing package! I loved opening everything up. I loved the nerd necklace - I can't believe you made it! I am a complete sucker for cookie cutters, and I can't wait to try the flower. And my furry friends definitely appreciated the treats! Thanks again. =)
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you like everything!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome kit - top quality instruction leaflet/zine & materials. I've always wanted to try macrame, so this is perfect for me! I hadn't started to worry that I had not yet received this as it is only just over 3 weeks since marked sent - but there was a label on top of the customers label informing me that it had been 'Missent to Thailand' - how crazy/cool is that? And lucky that it was re-routed back to me so quickly, too! ;)
Response: That is crazy! I wonder how it wound up over there! I'm very glad it made it back to you! I did put a lot of work into it and I'm so glad you like it. Macramé is so much fun! I hope you enjoy it.
Comment: LISA! Hello! The wonderful lady who sent me the BEST jewelry pendants I own!! Girl, thank you so much for the rad stuff! I love it all! Did you handmake all of these? You are truely talented! I've been wanting to make wire wrapped rings for AGES,even have a tutorial I've never used. Thank you so much, this all rocks and the card is grade A adorable!! BTW, I ended up noticing that the pendants you made me look better with just a chain. They looked to girly with how I wanted to make them. When I get photos of me wearing them, I will share them with you!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything Jenny! Yes, I handmade everything (except the card, that was from another swapper!) Thank you so much for the compliment! I can't wait to see photos!! And you must try out your wire wrapped tute! It's so much fun!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap! I had so much fun opening it all, and I loved the holidays you picked and how much care and attention you put into it! You are an amazing swapper and you totally deserve ALL THE HEARTS. (Words cannot accurately describe my reaction while I was opening your package. The millionaire kleenex cracked me up, and the noise I made when I found my awesome, awesome office ninja pin was in a frequency only dogs can hear. I'm torn between wearing it to work or referring to it as my precious, Lord of the Rings style.) Thank you!
Response: You are so very welcome! I'm so happy that you like everything! And thank you for recognizing the attention I put into it! Cheers all around! :-)
Comment: Hi Lisa, Thanks very much for the lovely asst of items in my 12 eggs. I loved everything and thanks for considering my profile. Can you believe I opened the egg with the ring in it first--I couldn't believe it. I really like the butterfly pendant and going to get it on a cord now to wear it! Did you make the glass owl? The ring is just my style in bronze!! Thanks for being such an awesome swapper!
Response: You are welcome! I'm so glad you like everything. I hope the ring fits! I did not make the glass owl, that's from an Etsy shop called Happy Cloud. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: zOMG! Thank you so much for such awesome, thoughtful gifts! I've already opened them, but plan to use them for the first time on their intended holidays [though I DID technically use the little purse/pouch already by putting everything else in it].
Response: Yay! So glad you like everything! It was fun putting it together for you. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hello Lisa,
Thank you for the 3 unique and special Valentine cards you created for me. Each showed your creativity. These cards will be a great additon to my card collection until I can use the cards. Thank you again for GREAT cards.
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the compliment. Sure glad you like them and thanks for the heart!
Comment: OK I am IMPRESSED!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE both stamps - you did an amazing job on them! And you packaged everything up so beautifully! It was really a special valentine treat to open your package! THANKS A MILLION - and the chocolate was a really sweet touch! I hope to swap with you again soon!!!!
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you love them! Thanks for the compliments, too kind! Wasn't sure if you were into chocolates but figured a couple wouldn't hurt! :-) Totally down for a private swap!
Comment: What a cheery surprise in the mailbox today -- your lovely card. Even the envelope made me smile! Especially liked your cheery note -- lived many years in NY. Our groundhog had no trouble seeing his shadow, it was sunny. :)
Response: so glad you like it! So that means spring is coming sooner, right? :-)
Comment: What an awesome package! You make up for some of the other pkgs I've recd lately that were rather pathetic, I hate to say. I've been wanting to try some Ahmad tea, heard good comments about it. Thanks for the awesome stamp! Can I ink it? I'm not familiar with the material you used. I have it on my breadbox right now. Also, did you make the tea holder? It is such a clever idea! I'd give more hearts if I could! Thanks for considering my profile!
Response: so glad you like everything! Yes! You can ink it! I should have inked your wrapping paper so you can see. You can stick the stamp on an acrylic block or any kind of plastic container to help you stamp it. I did not make the tea holder but it is handmade by another awesome swapper! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I am SO sorry that it's taken me this long to rate you. I feel like a horrible swapper. You sent the most delightful box and it got lost in the Christmas shuffle and I'm so sorry.
Once you reminded me I remembered opening it and just squealing with how fun it was!
Thanks again so very very much. Lets swap again soon!
Response: Are you kidding? You are an awesome swapper! So glad you like everything! I may have to go back to that store I bought your pen at! I want one for myself! LOL
Comment: Thank you so very very much for the wonderful gifts!!! Adam and Olivia each loved their presents!!!!! They already tore them open!!! :) Thank you thank you thank you!!!! Perfect!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! <3
Response: You are very welcome! So glad they both love their gifts!
Comment: I opened these early :) the suspense was killing me :) E verything is wonderful and very useful! If I could send you an endless amount of stars I would! Thank - you so very much! Have a happy Holiday season!
Response: You are very welcome! I'm so glad you like everything! Thanks for the heart! Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: Lisa...Another amazing handmade card from you!!! THANKS!!...it is beautiful:) I'm a papercrafter wannabe and love to see the work of talented people like you !! The wreath is so intricate...Merry Christmas!!
Response: aww, you are so sweet! I hope you will give papercrafting a try! Merry Christmas to you too! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Lisa...what a cute card :) and thanks for reading my profile. Got partners for the 100 rated swapperscard swap and see I'm going to get another fun card from you :) I'll be looking forward to it!! Happy Holidays to you!!
Response: So glad you like it! Now I just gotta make sure I don't send you the same card! LOL
Comment: Give a heart, and another heart, and another and another! I wish I could give you lots of hearts! You are always so creative with your swaps! Love the pendant that you made (I always enjoy your handmade items) and the wheat cracker snacks are good. I'm eating them now. I was curious about them too. Thanks so much for a fun swap and for continually joining them!
Response: So happy you like everything! Thanks so much for always hosting this fun swap!
Comment: Lisa, I LOVE your Halloween charm! How funny that we both had spiders on the mind :) We have them everywhere in the Pacific NW right now. I hear they are out looking for girlfriends. lol (true thing). Your woven necklace is very cool! I don"t have the patience for something like that but love the outcome. Thanks for a great swap! -Julia-
Response: I'm so glad!!! You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow !!! Thank you so much for my Halloween goodies - each item was so fun - I love the bat and the coffin container, the cookie cutter and stamps and all the fun goodies - the card is beautiful ♥ *** Yes the pendant made it --- sorry not to mention it --- it is gorgeous ---you really spoiled me thanks so much :) ♥
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you like everything! Thanks so much for the heart! Did the pendant make it ok? I bubble wrapped it to be extra sure! At least I think I bubble wrapped it! LOL
Comment: Loved everything. The pin is added to my collection. The red things are bobbins that you wrap yarn around in small batches-love them, always can use more. I love butterscotch pudding. Thank you, Shirley
Comment: I was so happy to get the beautiful handmade bracelets in the mail today, along with your thoughtful note. I just love both bradelets. I like the fact that they can be worn together or seperately and that there is a casual one as well as a fancy one. Your use of macrame has me walking down memory lane...when I was in first grade, my whole class learned macrame. At the time I thought it was easy and was annoyed with the other kids in the class for not being able to tie knots. Looking back, I can't imagine what the teacher went through with twenty-some six year olds making macrame owls! Oh, and the safety eyes? Can't get enough of 'em. Thanks for everything!
Response: I'm so glad you like the bracelets! I love making them! I never did macramé when I was younger so making up for it now! ;-) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: want thank you for all your gifts. they are great. i was away and came back with a broken arm, so forgot the box in my closet. so this was a great pic me up all. since i had all items in one box to choose from, you know what you sent and it was well received from the homemade items to the store boughten. you all looked at my profile. thanks and 5 hearts more if I could!
Response: Oh no! A broken arm! Glad my swap brightened your day! You are welcome for everything and glad you like it all. Happy New Year!
Comment: thanks for everything, especially for carefully researching my profile! The autism pendant is very special, and I also adore the antique necklaces - the one with the silver flask is amazing. I can't decide what to do with it yet, but it will be something special. Blessed New Year to you!
Response: You are so welcome! So glad you like everything! I had a feeling the silver flask would be cool with you! Happy New Year!
Comment: Love both of the bracelets. I did macrame years ago but never saw this type with the beads-you did a great job. I have one of the looms to make the other kind but haven't played with it too much. Again great job and love the colors.
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I'm having lots of fun with the macramé and kumihimo braiding! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for the beautiful pendant! I am so excited! Did you make it? I am so jealous of people that make jewelry...something I just don't have the patience for. Thanks again:0)))) Teri
Response: Hi Teri!
So glad you like it! You are welcome! Yes, I did make it! Remember what the swap is, after all! LOL! :-)
Comment: Lisa! Wowie! What a fantastic package you sent!!! How in the world did you make Karen Cooper out of shimmer paper and vinyl? Status update, its super badass!! I'm not worried about the hole being too close to the edge, I make and fix jewelry so I will make sure it stays put! I'd really like to know how you made it! Wanna send me a PM and let me know? Its fangtastic! Thanks so much also for the handcarved stamp! I've still yet to try my own!!! I'm glad you like anatomical hearts too!! I also love the ribbon stamped piece, I have a special idea for this!! I can't say thanks enough, this stuff rocks!
Response: there's a third thing in there too! I was afraid you might miss it! So glad you love everything!! Will PM you shortly!
Comment: You did a terrific job matching the gifts to my profile. Loved the GWTW pendant - great job. All the watermelon candy and gum and trail mix is being enjoyed. Great oriental journal and beautiful lighthouse cards. The extra little pins were nice and the handmade care was gorgeous. You are very clever and creative. Thanks for everything.
Response: You are so very welcome for everything! I'm so glad you enjoyed the Asian inspired journal and the lighthouse cards! The pendant was fun to make! Enjoy the edible treats!
Comment: Love the cards - great since I am running low on the hand made cards that I use for swaps - to let others know what i have done for them and acknowledge the handmade card made by someone else. Nothing feels better than to share a gifted talent! hugs
Response: So glad you like them!! They were fun to do. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: thanks so much - will rerate once i deliver to my niece this sunday and she gives me her heart of approval! which i am sure she will.****Well she loved it just called me so excited about it and said "Thanks so much for signing us up!"
Comment: Happy Birthday to me!!! I have always wanted a summer Birthday. Most of the time everyone combines my Christmas and B-day gift together.:( Thank you for the fun package. Happy swapping, Connie
Response: LOL, I always wished my bd wasn't in the summer! You are welcome and I hope you can use everything!
Comment: As always, a gorgeous, generous and thoughtful swap from you! Thank you very much for the summer goodies, the hand embroidered napkins are so cute and I'm already using the cute zip-purse:) Thank you!!
Response: Yay! Glad you like everything! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Lisa,
Thank you so much for the lovely hand-made 'party' card beautiful letter which I will cherish. I thank you so much for the glossy card stock squares which I will use for sure. Happy Birthday for the 11th of July! Dixie x
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart and birthday wishes!
Comment: If I could give you a million hearts I would! My package was a wonderful surprise after driving 6 1/2 hours home today! I got the motherload! Even Sam was impressed (that's hard to do)!!!! Thanks a mill!
Response: Cool! So glad you like everything and that I impressed Sam! :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: WOW! I wish I could give you <3 <3 <3 because the baggie you sent went above and beyond! Thank you for all the awesome flosses and fabrics - I love embroidering on patterned fabric! Thank you!!!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so happy you like everything!! Thank you for the heart(s)! You are too kind! :-)
Comment: Lisa, everything you sent is absolutely amazing. And I mean everything. The notes and envelopes are fantastic, and the postcards are beautiful, and I really just can't thank you enough! There aren't enough hearts, and you're fab!!! Thanks again xx
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! It was so much fun to do! Thanks so much for the heart(s)!
Comment: As usual, another fantastic package from you! Swappers like you really make Swap-bot swapping so much fun! You said you made 1 thing, was it the donut pouch or the necklace? I just love the necklace, the pouch is so cute, the wafers are yummy (I couldn't resist opening them right away!), I have a thing for smiley faces and retro anything so love the push pins, and just everything is great. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! Thank you for such kind comments! I made the necklace! Experimenting with some new techniques so you were my guinea pig!
Comment: Thank you very much! I was so very thrilled with your craft! I showed my husband and he asked if I could give you more than one heart and needless to say if I could I would! They are beautiful....thank you. I do adore daisies. I would love to know how you made them as they are really beautiful. They are awesome and opening that package has made my day. Thank-you!
Response: I'm so glad you like them!! Thank you for the comments and heart! They were both made with UV resin and glitter. The daisy with the black outline is a rubber stamp and the other one is a paper die cut. I hope to start selling them so I'm thrilled you like them!!
Comment: Super Penguin is Super Awesome!!!!! He is so well made and his costume is delightful. I especially love the fishes at the top of his cape. Very cute. Such beautiful detiails from his beak down to his webbed feet. Thank you for making me such a lovely swap!!! And the zine was awesome too! Really fun :)
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like Super Penguin! I had a great pattern so I can't take all the credit. He was a little hard to give up but I know he is in a good home! I'm sure there are a lot of zoos by you that need him! :-)
Comment: I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT! EVerything was over the top wonderful. Its hard to find circus themed scrapbooking stuff and you managed to find things I hadn't seen before. Plus showing me some fun ways to use them! I love the domino pins and the stack of the note cards that I will have a hard time parting with as well as the goodies to make more things of my own. As far as I am concerned I got the best of the best partner ever! Thank You !
Response: yay! I'm so thrilled you not only liked the items, you loved the items! Thank you for such a wonderful comment and the heart! You are very welcome! Enjoy!
Comment: We got this in the mail today and I can't wait to show it to Chloe when she gets home from school, she's going to be THRILLED!!! I peeked inside of the big envie and it's like you know her personally... she's going to love doing the workbooks and the mad libs (she's just gotten into doing those in the past few weeks) and I love the "create your own monkey postcards" set that you made too... awesome! I wish I could give you more hearts for this swap! Thanks a bunch!!!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so glad! I hope Chloe has fun with everything! I feel like I'm clueless with the older girls, even tho she is just a few years older than Sienna! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: many thanks for an amazing and lovely swap! Ohmy, I am in heaven with the scrumptious larabars, wonderful Burts Bees soap and the AWESOME Addams family jewelry! (((BIG hugs))) of appreciation for a stellar swap:)
Response: You're welcome! That's one of my favorite flavors of larabars! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: A MILLION HEARTS 4 U~ Thank you so much for the lovely package you sent... of course my fav was the Sebastian Bach necklace...Amazing job... the twilight book marks were a great surprise too... everything was wonderful.. Thanks for taking the tme to read my profile and send what you did... OMG and the earrings were fabulous!!!! Thanks again!
Response: Tee hee, he was fun to make, well, they all were and he has lots of recent photos to choose from on his flickr stream! So happy you like everything! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wonderful package!!! I love love love my Bunicula plushie and the Zombie buttons are so fun and all the great Halloween and Day of the Dead stuff. I can't say enough about how great this package is!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you love everything! Enjoy!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Awesome zombie pendant! Yay! And the buttons are so apropos because I've recently become addicted to an online zombie game, and was actually playing it while opening my mail. Hilarious. I love it all. Thanks so much! And thanks for joining my swap. :):)
Response: I'm so glad you like it and the buttons! Thanks for the heart! I have a zombie game on my ipad and it's so much fun!
Comment: I AM enjoying everything you sent ~ its all wonderful! I love the handmade things, and the chocolate is yummy! I'm sorry your weather is so bad, seems like you've had more than your share of snow this year. We are in the low 50's with lots of rain. Doesn't feel like spring here either, its very gloomy. But your package sure brightened my day!
Response: I'm so glad you are enjoying everything! We've had 2 sunny days straight! Woohoo! More rain coming but I'm hoping for lots of May flowers because of it! thanks for the heart! :-)
Comment: Your package arrived and I *am* waiting to open everything but my son and I both are completey delighted by the felt egg pockets so I'm giving you a heart now. Happy Spring!
Response: You are so good with waiting! Now that I got my daughter into this, there is no waiting (that's the excuse I'm using and I'm sticking with it!) I hope you like everything and thank you for the heart!!
Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE what you made! The gypsy girl with the crystal ball is PERFECT!!! OMG!~when my daughter saw it, she said "Mom, it looks just like you!" You did an awesome job! Now I just have to decide what to turn it into...maybe a pillow... :) Thank you so much for joining my swap and for stitching for me such a lovely picture. :) blessings, Gypsy
Response: Woohoo!! I'm so glad you LOVE it! When I saw it, I knew I had to stitch it for you! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I'm so sorry! I kept meaning to leave feedback for this right away and somehow my brain kept failing me! Anyways!! It was freaking awesome, I just love this card, it makes me smile every time I see it :D Thank you!
Response: No worries! I'm so glad you enjoy the card! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Holga stamp and Shoot stamp you carved for this swap! What ag reat treat to find in my mailbox...and the matchbox is decorated beautifully. Thanks for an amazing swap package!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like everything! You are very welcome and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for a great package. I just love all the handmade goodness! You sure didn't go wrong with the snacks. I love peanut butter and chips are my favorite snack. You didn't need to wrap or package the chips-they served as air pillows! Thanks again and thanks for joining!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoy everything! I never saw those mini reese's cups, I may have to get some for myself! LOL. Thanks so much for the heart and thanks for hosting a fun swap!
Comment: Thank you so much Lisa for the wonderful stamps!!! I LOOOVE all of them. I can't wait to use them, I'm very lucky to have received you as a partner, you are a very good carver! The mix tape is very cool, perfume bottle and rabbit also adorable! Thank you again for some stunning stamps!
Response: You are very welcome! It's always fun to have you for a partner! Enjoy them! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow! What a delightful package! As if I could ever tire of having you as a partner! I love everything from the bag to the towel to the owl (cute!!!) And the candy will be appreciated by my girls Monday as I'll put it in their V-day treat bags:) thanks for another lovely swap!!!
Response: So glad you like everything!! :-) It's so fun to have you for a partner!
Comment: OMG! I'm totally speechless!!! I so love the earrings you made for me! Both of them!!! I got the goosebumps as I read your letter! I was asking myself how on earth did you find out my sweetie's name. lol I showed her the earrings and she grinned at me, telling me you contacted her. Unlike me she can keep a secret. Hehe. Anyway you totally rocked my socks and I would give you more than one heart if I could!!! Have a great Valentine too Lisa! <3<3<3
Response: yay! I'm so glad you like them both! Feel free to send me a photo of you wearing them! :-) I would love to see!! As I mentioned, they are a WIP so feel free to give me any tips on how to make the next ones even better!!
Comment: I finally had time to open this package today. Thank you, thank you for the wonderful stuff! First off, love the chocolate. My Aiden was very interested when I was opening the package... I thought it was the chocolate, then I saw the catnip mice. He went wild! The flowers and cards are very pretty.and I love crosswords. Yes I was very happy with what you sent. :)
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! Thanks for the heart! My Neo was going crazy when I was making the catnip mice too!
Comment: Wow, those are some great panoramic photos. Both of them look like tons of fun and I espically loved the suspension bridge. Great work and thanks for sharing. Also thanks for the Bunny Log link, I will be checking it out tonight as soon as I get home.
Response: Thanks Denise! Hope you enjoy my website as well!
Comment: yikes-seeing that bridge & hearing about your experience on it gave me shudders! i love bridges but am also a bit scared of them!(esp. ones like THAT!!) awesome photos-thanks for sharing! happy swapping & shooting!:)
Response: Thank you! I can still remember walking over that bridge and getting shivers!
Comment: Lisa, I LOVE YOU! Seriously, I'd give you a dozen hearts if I could. It couldn't have come at a better time either, as I've been having a lousy day...then the mail came, I opened your parcel full of AWESOME, and I feel better now - thank you so much! I'm wearing the fingerless gloves right now (LOVE them!) and one of the bookmarks you made immediately took the place of the random bit of paper that was marking my spot in 'Dead and Gone'. ♥♥♥
Response: I'm so glad you like everything and that it made your day! I hope the bookmarks don't distract from your reading! :-)
Comment: Hey Lisa, I'm really sorry about the late rating! I loved all my packages but I got distracted over the holiday season. I got a bunch of zines, a whack of handmade postcards, Craft Leftovers zine, and a hand carved stamp of glasses! Great job, this was an awesome swap! :)
Response: EDIT! (Just remembered that you mentioned the name stamp in my comments! Doh!) So glad you love it all! You also got your swap-bot name carving too right? I cleaned my craft desk so I must have sent it as I didn't see it here! LOL! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: When I first opened your package, I told myself I would open the gifts that didn't fit in the stocking right away, and save the rest for later. But once I began, I lost all self-contol and got so excited, I opened them all at once! Every single thing is so lovely, so clearlypicked/made with thoughtfulness; I am over the moon thrilled with it all! Thank you tons and bunches for the pretty jewelry, all the owly goodness, gorgeous photography, even paste cd's- no way!!! Everything is beyond awesome:)
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! It was so much fun to put together for you. I was afraid it would be too owly! (BTW, those red owl earrings are made of paper! I made a pair for myself as well and they seem to hold up ok, just don't wear them in the shower! LOL) And I was so glad to be able to find some Paste cds for you! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Guess what came today! I was so happy to see you were my partner again. Yay for me. :). Okay.... So I started with package 1 and that was going to be it. I couldn't stop so they all got opened. Lol All the packages were so creative and cute. I love love love everything! The stamps are amazing and the paper flowers and pins. The little felt wallet is awesome. You are very talented and a great swapper. I am lucky to have had you as a partner! Have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks so much!!!!
Response: You are very welcome!! I'm so glad you like everything! It is fun to have you for a partner. Thank you for all the compliments! ;-) Have a GREAT holiday!
Comment: Thank you so much for my package. I love it! Such thoughtful and profile related swaps. And I especially love the Girl Scout heart. Sorry, I had to sneak a peak. Couldn't wait until Christmas. Thank you also for my CQ-WTA#14. Just what I needed.
And I love the flowers and the bookmark! Thank you so much.
Response: LOL, I would have done the same thing! I don't know how people can wait to open them! I'm so glad you like everything! I used to work at GS headquarters (as does my husband, that is how we met, he still works there) so was delighted that you do so much with them. I had to make something GS related! That is the new logo, btw, it may be hard to tell! ;-) BTW, would love to know about these conventions in PA and NJ! I'm so close!
Comment: I got your stamps today Lisa! Wow! I absolutely love them! I can't even tell you which is my favourite, they are all wonderful, and I will definately be using them! These are actually my first ever hand carved stamps, I am so excited, it was so wonderful to discover 3 in the package:) Thank you also for the postcard and pins! Wonderful, thankyou!!
Response: You are welcome! I am so happy you love them! They were fun to make!
Comment: You send the **sweetest** packages. I love the Geisha stamp and can hardly wait to make something with her. I truly do appreciate the binding tape you sent along with the stamp. I can never have enough of it! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so glad you like the stamp! I'm glad the binding tape will get used!
Comment: I really love the bag you made. It is so different from what I would make myself! I will post about it on my blog soon! I also appreciate all the zippers and extra goodies. I promise all will be used. I also love the swap cards. Do you have the file on your computer for the swap cards??
Response: Oh good! I am so happy you love the bag! That is one of the things I love about swap-bot! Getting different styles of things. I do have the file on my computer, I would be happy to send it to you! I made it in photoshop and I can send you the layered file so you can still fiddle with it or if you are not into that, can send a jpg or pdf! Just let me know!
Comment: I adore the swap you sent. Thank you! :-) My daughter stole the pumpkin dish cloth as soon as she spotted it to use as a washcloth. I've been using the apple dish cloth as a pot holder. It works PERFECTLY! Thank you for all of the work I know you put into them! It was such a fun surprise to open a package of items made with yarn. YEA! :-)
Response: You are welcome! SO happy you like them! My daughter steals a lot of my swaps too! :-) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hey!! I'm really sorry it took me this long to rate you!! I thought I already had but just today I received an e-mail from Swap-bot saying I'd forgotten to rate you!! Anyway, great pictures! I love those tomatoes!!!
Response: No worries! Glad you liked my photos! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: aaahh! the beginning of school.. i totally get what you mean about the ending of innocence. she's gonna start getting buckled down with responsibilities now and begin the growing up journey.. great for her, sad for you. but good times definitely to be had by both of ya'll!! (i'm not a mom yet but i still understand..haha) anyway, thanks so much! loved the special pic and extras! :}
Response: I'm glad you got it! I was totally oblivious to it all until I became a mom! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: With the flowers are really beautiful, actually the color orange is a really hot and beautiful.
Thanks for the postcard swap-bot and pins, I did not know there was a very welcome surprise.
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a wonderful, fabulous swap package!! It totally made my day :) I absolutely adore the charm bracelet with the sweet birdie charm--and the bunny necklace is just so much fun!! Swap-bot extras and your signature pin were icing on the cake. Thank you so much!! (And so sorry about the earring thing--I have to say that I hate that I can't wear them. I do feel bad about making the swap more difficult for you!)
Response: You are so welcome! Yay! I'm so glad you like everything! Please, no worries about the earrings! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I'm sorry I didn't rate sooner. I've been sick and haven't had a chance to get to the post office to pick up anything. The most wonderful package had been sitting there for so long. Thank you so much I loved everything. You did such an amazing job making all the goodies, thank you again
Response: I hope you are feeling better and am glad you enjoyed the package! It was really fun making everything for you!
Comment: Thank you! I love it! You have done a wonderful job! I wish that I could stitch like that and I loved the pattern! My daughter stole it, so now I have to sneak it back for my collection, lol ;o)
Response: oh! So glad you like it! It was the first time I used the holographic thread and the first time I used 3 different colored threads at once! Fun! I know what you mean, my daughter was sad to see it go! ;-)
Comment: WoW!!! What an awesome package!!! I can not believe how much stuff you have sent me! I love love love everything! You really checked out my profile good! I can not tell you thank you enough. The mouse pad is awesome and the pendent OMG! I can't wait to wear it. Perfect. Also, the map is great. I go to the city a few times a year so I will definetly be using that awesome map. Well, I could go on and on about the greatness you have given me, but I don't want to leave a novel on here. :) Thanks for all your hard work and effort. To thank you I will be sending you a little thank you package. ♥♥♥Marla
Response: oh yay! i'm so glad you like everything! It was fun putting it all together for you. You are so very sweet!
Comment: What a creative towel! I love that you incorporated your photography into the towel, and the NYC taxis definitely reflect where you live. The towel is over my oven door and will remind me of you all summer. P.S. I hope you're enjoying your CSA! I've belonged to one, and it surely stretches your cooking to use what you're given in season. Enjoy!
Response: Thank you so much! I hope you get good use out of it and even when it gets dirty and grimy, it will reflect NYC even more! ;-) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Excellent! More comment later......
I finally have time to sit down and write comments! The last two weeks have been very busy and I didn't get much computer time. The earrings are beautiful and wonderful ~ thanks for making them! I love all of them and also the cute holders you put them on. That's such a unique and creative idea!
Response: I'm so glad you like the earrings and the holders. So fun to make when it is so hot outside. Thank you for the heart! Enjoy your summer.
Comment: YAY! Thank you so much for the extra pins and YAY! I got a SwapBot button!!! And a new moo card. Is that the Brooklyn Bridge. Sadly to say, I have never been to New York...yet:) And where do you get the cool printed packing tape. I love that stuff. Anywho, thanks so much!!!
Response: LOL! So glad you like it all! Yes, that is the BB, my favorite bridge. The packing tape is from Torendi.net. You can also find that kind of tape at a lot of places on Etsy, some are on my faves if you want to see where to get some!
Comment: Thankyou for everything! I absolutely loved the skull bag everything was in! The handmade items were all very awesome, and my favorites were the skull bag and the skull stamp with my initials! (I love it I love it I love it!). I really like the stars, everything was great. Thankyou so much for putting such effort into this swap! I love it.
Response: You are very welcome! I'm so glad you like everything!
Comment: the cutest girls ever!i love them..they are nesting on top of the fire place..and for the chocolate two thumbs up..wait my son ran in and took one..lo9l..i love the postcard too..hugs and kisses
Response: Yay! It's the first time I made that! I'm glad you love them!
Comment: The envie you sent was awesome and amazing! I loved everything, but the cards were especially "noteworthy" (ha, I make myself laugh!)... The silver orgami paper rocked my world. Big heart, high five, and a standing ovation!!!
Response: woohoo! Thanks! SO glad you like everything! I'm such a horder that I was having an internal battle over sending the silver origami. LOL I'm glad I did! ;-)
Comment: OMG, Lisa!!! That's what I said when I opened the envelope! I really, really, really LOVE what you made & it couldn't have been more perfect for me. I would have bought the EXACT same item for myself if I saw it in a shop. The postcard holder is beautiful & I love the fabric print. I'm super excited about having my own personalized stamp now too!! Thanks again so much. I'd give more hearts if I could :)))
Response: oh yay! I'm so glad you like everything!! Thank you for such kind comments!
Comment: Your definitely a top notch swapper! (I feel like my package was a little inadequate now ): but I am glad you still liked it!) I love everything you sent and I would recommend you till the cows come home for people to swap with! The monster = top quality! and of course it's cute!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you like the monster! And your package was great too! Don't worry! ;-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the big smile you put on my face today. I love everything. The swap cards are so adorable - I can't wait to use them, the scrapbooking supplies will come in handy, the knitty bag is fantastic, the swap-bot pins are so cute and jelly beans and chocolate - woo hoo! :) You really did an outstanding job on this swap and it is very much appreciated - thank you!
Response: You are very welcome! I'm so glad you love everything! Thank you for the heart and your kind words!
Comment: I vant to suck your carrots! LOL I love love love my little vampire rabbit! he is so cute, and I love his little red cape. I shall have to hide him from my friend - she writes Vampire books and she will want to steal him! And thank you for my ric rac (oh, I love ric rac!) and my swap-bot badge and postcard - ernie is very cute. thank you for such a great swap!
Response: You're welcome! He is a cutie, isn't he? I'm so glad you like him!
Comment: "Holy Moly, Rocky!" -- fun variety of stuff to sort through. I had no idea this mail art group was in my back yard ( ok, 20 miles west) All kinds of goodies to play with in my studio this wkend & a stack of inspiration to paw through with morning coffee. Maxx was very curious & 'helpful' in my explorations. He has laid claim to the box already...Thanks for everything :)
Response: I'm so glad!! I hope you get some good use out of everything! I'm not sure if the mail art group is still around but I'm sure there are plenty others! Have fun!! You are welcome for everything!
Comment: OMG Lisa! you are amazing! thank you so much for the wonderful hippofairy tote! and it's reversible too! WOW! i love the fabrics you chose! and the extra shrinky dink sheets will go to good use! :) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Response: You're welcome! I knew you would like it! ;-) Honestly, I decided on that at the last minute. I googled hippofairy and that image came up so I knew I had to make you a tote bag! I hope it falls on you ok (I'm tall, 5'7 so I don't know where it would fall on you!) And I look forward to seeing some shrink art on your flickr!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the fabulous package! I love the dishtowel and have already have it hanging on the stove. You have excellent sewing skills! The oven mitt is perfect - the one I had, had so many holes in it I burned myself everytime I took something out of the oven. And I kept forgetting to get a new one : ) The gardening gloves will come in handy in the spring - I'm planning now. The felt flower buttons are so cute - I love them. Thank you also for the swap bot pin. You're a wonderful swap partner!
Response: You are welcome! I am so glad you like everything! And wow! You think I have excellent sewing skills? You are being too nice but thank you anyway! :-)
Comment: Your bat is just such a cutie! I really like the details on the wings and the glow in the dark bits!!! The extra hedgehog is adorable too :) Really nice stitching. Thanks for the lovely swap :)
Response: I'm so glad you like them both! I was questioning that bat! LOL. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for such a lovely heart ornament! I love the edging, the embroidery is so pretty and the flannel is lovely and soft. Thanks for the extra cross stitch heart too--such a lovely package ^_^
Response: You are welcome! I'm so glad you like everything! That flannel was a receiving blanket from when my daughter was a baby. It was barely used as she had so many!
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome package! I adore the bag (in pink and green too :-) and will never use it for anything as mundane as groceries! I am still laughing over the chick-in-pants. Ha-Ha! Great swap thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! I forgot to mention, I wouldn't put anything too heavy in the bag! ;-) You are welcome!
Comment: Oh, Lisa, I'm so sorry! I managed to tell everyone how wonderful your package was- EXCEPT YOU! The spectacular, homemade, thoughtful items you sent to us will be treasured forever. Thank you so much! I really wish I could give you more than one heart.
Response: LOL, it's no problem! I'm glad everyone enjoyed everything! Thanks for your kind words and you're welcome for everything!
Comment: What a wonderful Gingerbread house! It is amazing and you did a gorgeous job on it!!! Love it! Thank you so much!!!
Response: (Sorry for the constant updating!)
You are welcome! I'm so glad you liked it! And it's in my local paper! If you haven't seen the article, check it out here
[Swap-bot Daily News Article](http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/12/07/2009-12-07_site_unites_crafty_artists_who_make_everything_from_ornaments_to_stuffed_animals.html "article")
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic swaps. All the gifts I've opened so far have been perfect for me. :)
As Christmas gets closer, and I open more gifts, I love it more and more. You did such a fantastic job! The bookmarks are great! And the CDs, amazing!
Response: I can't wait for you to open them either! The suspense is killing me! Look forward to finding out how you like everything!
Comment: Lisa, it is now after Christmas and everything is unwrapped!! Thank you so so so much for a wonderful Christmas! I LOVED the mermaids of course. You are an amazing artist and crafter, I was super lucky to get you as a partner. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!!
Response: You are very welcome! I can't wait for you to open the rest of them! I am actually a little disappointed that you can wait! LOL! I hope your move was smooth! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the effort you took in putting this together - I loved everything, and was especially thrilled with the pie plate holder - I wish I could make things like that!! I'm afraid I do have to ask about the "eat an apple day" one though - it's very cute, but what's it for?? Anyway - thank you and thank you again, I loved it!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like everything! The apple day one is an apple cozy! To protect your apple from bruises if you carry one in your bag!
Comment: As I open my gifts, here is what I am thinking:
ribbon - oh yummy
Christmas Ornaments - goody, I love to use felt.
Note cards - will save those for good, so elegant. There's a joke behind that. When my Mom got something nice, she would say she was going to save it for good. We always laughed.
Felt ornament - I didn't know what it was, had it upside down - oh a bird, that is really cool. You did a great job! It also has a very cool hanger
(in a little girls voice) Oh eyes and rick rack! Big smile!
(regular voice now) I love everything. Now that's what I call a present! Thank you. Oh yeah, I loved the wrapping, so much more elegant than Christmas Wrap.
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! Thanks for the play by play of the unwrapping. That was so nice to envision.
Comment: this is the coolest potholder ever - I am going to use it year round and claim, after Christmas, that it is actually a strawberry. The recipe folder is Mine, mine MINE and I shall not share it - I like it that much! The cookie cutters are also great. A lovely package on a rainy gloomy day. Hearts galore to you.
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked everything! The potholder was so fun to make. I plan to make more!
Enjoy everything! And you are welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable Halloween ornaments!! They're so cute and I love the little dracula! You really went above and beyond with the felt goodies you created ... and you sent vintage photos, too ... I feel so very pampered. Thank you! You really made my day!! :D Have a Hauntingly Happy Halloween!!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked everything! I really enjoyed making everything. Glad you liked the photos!
Comment: Wow! Got your package to me today! Love everything!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful stationery and stickers! You made me smile :) And I soooo am looking forward to checking out the Daily News!!! Thanks for a GREAT swap!!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! You are very welcome!
Comment: i was having a really bad day....until your parcel showed up in my mail :D! i love everything <3!!! thank you so much for taking into consideration the things i fancy. it was also very cute how you wrapped everything up with that cute ribbon & those neat skull charms!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked it and that it made your day! Nothing like sweets to make you feel better!
Comment: Thank you! somehow you picked a movie that we all loved in the theater and had not added to our collection yet. AND you sent treats for the kids and ME. We are having a family night right now and watching it. I just took a break to give your rating and say thanks!
Response: Yay! You are welcome! I'm glad you like that movie. Mom's gotta have a snack too, right?!
Comment: Ok..where do I start...First thanks for sending Asian things...You read my profile-I appreciate that...I really love the pendant you made-nice work. The black mulberry paper is quite useful for me in my work with Hanji.The little red case fits my iphone perfectly! The extra pouch is so cute. Did you make it? The CDs are great and I adore the darling little case they came in. All in all a wonderful, thoughful package.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed everything! I did not make the extra pouch, I was going to but then I saw the flower pouch in my stash and thought it was perfect for you! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: oh wow :o i really love what you sent - every item is brilliant :p and you sent me a neopet - i love you for that :p thank you so much! also, we have pretty similar taste in music, so i'm going to love those cds! :) and for super-amazingness, this arrived on my birthday! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! And you got it fast! I made the cupcake amigurumi and the magnets...now I can't remember what else I sent you. LOL. Only 1 mix is mine, the others are from friends. Enjoy!! And Happy Birthday!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the things you made for me!!! I especially liked the daisy mitt!!!! soooo cute :) I love the picture and the journal too! and everything else. As soon as I opened it, every gift brought a smile to my face :) You made turning 30 so much better :P
Response: You're welcome! It was fun making all the stuff. I hope you had a great 30th birthday!!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE everything Lisa sent me! OMG! The Chicago Triptych she created is special because it shows the Hancock Tower, where my husband and I were when he decided to propose to me last year! The Mexican skull pouch is awesome, too, and yes, please explain exactly how I can use it for when I'm pushing the baby. And the fabric? VERY me.
Response: Yay! You are welcome! And who knew about the Hancock Tower! ;-)
for me, the zippered pouch helped me keep all my essentials (wallet, keys, CHAPSTICK!) together and separate from all the other crap I put in the diaper bag (which incidentally, I did not like any diaper bag I got-I ended up using an old backpack!) I tend to bring too much so instead of rummaging thru the diaper bag for my wallet when shopping, I had it on my wrist! Hope it helps you too!
Comment: Wow! What an awesome swap! Thanks so much for taking the time to read my profile and making all these WONDERFUL goodies that you knew I would love! I can't wait to use the stamp, and also the bowling 'bag'..I just have to figure out what I want to use it for! :) Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome! You got that fast! It was fun making the stuff for you. Enjoy!
Comment: The hard work you put into these paid off. I finally got the package after the postoffice had it on hold for several weeks. Never understand them. Glad you had a # and a photo of the items. thanks for everything I love it all.
Response: I'm glad you finally got it and that you liked everything! Enjoy!
Comment: Lisa - this is magnificant! The 2 stamps you carved for me are amazingly beautiful and I love them to bits :)) Anytime you want more chocolate just let me know :)) I give you a gazillion hearts. You are the queen of stamps :) Thank you so so much!!!
Response: oh yay! I'm so glad you liked the stamps Orit! They were really fun to do! You are very welcome for them. I'm definitely down for another private swap, maybe one of your colorful swaps! But perhaps in a couple of months, when some of my swaps are winding down!
Comment: WOW, I'm impressed with your package. You not only made the pouch with mermaid fabric but also a matching business card holder. I'm hiding both from my daughters until they do something really nice for me. Thanks so much!
Response: oh yay! I'm so glad you liked them! You are very welcomed!
Comment: OMG!!!!!! Where do I start, the most perfect package ever! I love mixed CD's. I only have a few because I can not make them. The Superman items are fantastic, my Knight I will cherish forever, LOVE,LOVE, LOVE him. The Godiva (after my own heart), the picture reminding me of my favorite city ever, the little box, you truely are a number one swapper. Hugs and 1000 Hearts!!! Mona
Response: Yay! I'm sooo glad you liked/loved everything! I had lots of fun working on all the stuff. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful book thong. It's so pretty and I appreciate that it was thread crocheted. Your journal with photos is just great. Not only did I get to see the nice work you do, your relaxed style of journaling made me feel like I know you!
Response: Thank you Susan! That is so kind of you. I never thought of my journaling as relaxed but then again I never really thought about it! HA!
and you are very welcome for the book thong, I hope you get some good use out of it. I should probably make one for myself!
Comment: Wow...I loved everything you sent...the recipes look great (thanks for looking at my profile!). One of the things I really liked was the fact that all the recipes you sent are 'dump-and-go' ...no messing around with browning things in a pan first or needing to hang around and add different ingredients every couple of hours (some crockpot recipes can be way more trouble than they are worth!). I'm going to get the stuff I need to try out the gyros recipe right away! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome! I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy them. I only do dump and go for the crock pot! Once a crock pot recipe says anything about browning or doing anything extra, I stop reading and don't even bother with it! What's the point then?! ;-)
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much! You got me so many things from my profile...I can tell you had fun in the scrapbooking store. And I love the handmade items as well...especially the stamp. I'm going to have fun with this unbirthday present.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! You got the package faster than they said! Hooray for the postal service! I enjoyed doing all the handmade stuff and of course, shopping for stuff to put in! Please let me know how the ink pads are!
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful tawashis!!! I love the ruffled one and the green one, too! And all the stickers are just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful swap!!! I'd give you 10 hearts if I could!!!
Response: I am so glad you like them! They were fun to make! Especially the ruffle one!
Comment: Oh my gosh!! WOW!! What a terrific box full of wonderful surprises. I can't believe I have my own personalized name/chicken stamp. Thank you!! LOL Lisa, I love it all!! You did a terrific job.
Response: woohoo! I'm soooo glad you enjoyed everything! I was a little worried the package would be too chicken/rooster oriented! LOL. If your dad took you to Holbrook, AZ, in the 60's that very well could be the same place (there is another location, can't remember where!) and I forgot to write a note about the coasters, I did not make those! I got them in another swap and as much as I love the construction and the color theme, the gold in it turned me off and I knew I wasn't ever going to use them. I am a swap recycler, hope you don't mind!
Comment: Wow, Lisa you went above and beyond anything I could have ever expected! Thank you so much! I cant wait to listen to the CD's! I love other peoples mixes! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Cool! I hope everyone enjoys the chocolates! It dawned on me after packing it up that the dark chocolates aren't very kid friendly and the one milk chocolate bar has coffee bits in it! Oops! At least they can enjoy the little Dove hearts! Enjoy the music!
The Holga is awesome, I love Holga cameras.
I'm listening to one cd right now, and I love it. One of the best mix cds I've received in a long time... (and theres references to Chicago, which is a bonus for me)
P.s. Also love the fact that a lot of the bands on the cd are Canadian. (Serene Republic are from the same city as me!)
I loved it all. :)
Response: Cool! I'm sooo glad you liked everything! I honestly don't remember which mixes I sent you now! And you got the package a lot faster than I thought!
Comment: GUESS WHAT SHOWED UP! I got your letter on Christmas Eve. It's in perfect shape, and it was postmarked Nov 11, so I have no idea what happened. Either way, I'm delighted that it's finally here, and I'll reply shortly. Hugs, Shelley
Response: ha! I can't believe it! Well, there is another letter coming your way in place of the first letter that I sent sometime during the 2nd week of December! I wonder when that will show up!
Comment: LOL - it was funny opening your package - i LOVE the pie and potholder! the pie was hilarious, i'm displaying it proudly with the "thanksgiving dinner" i received from the food amigurumi swap in my office! thanks so much again!
Comment: I LOVE my amigurumi dim sum--and I love eating dim sum! I recognized it right away--some of my fave things too--especially packaged in the wax paper bags. And the magnets are great. I'm so glad I got to be your swappee again!
Response: oh goody! I'm so glad you liked them! I'd send some of the real thing if I could!
Comment: Wow, Lisa! I think the pouch is really great... especially after I read your card I couldn't stop smiling when looking at the poor mermaid!!! And you sure spoiled me with that huge package of Swedish Fish and the extra stamp carving block! Thank you so much for a really awesome package!
Response: haha! I'm so glad you liked everything Nicole! Let me know what you think of that carving block. I didn't have much luck with it but like my profile says, I need practice in block carving!
Comment: Your apple coasters are really cute, and I like the vintage psychedelic fall colours too! (No way I could have done that sewing and cutting out! Good for you!) Your paper and feather magnet is also fun - hope you don't mind if I copy it to make some Christmas ornaments (as gifts only) - I will be sure to tell everyone who gets one that it was designed by you! Thx and hugs, Terry
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked them!!! They didn't turn out quite as neat as I had hoped and I was concerned about the wonderful sewing everyone else can do! And please, by all means, copy the magnet!!
Comment: WOW!! Lisa went above and beyond! Her stamps Were AWESOME! I have NEVER seen those stamps anywhere and now I want to buy them! Thanks so much! I don't know what to do with them first! Our favorite holidays are Halloween and Thanksgiving, and my husband saw your images and he said "WHOA! Where did you get those!!!!" Even he was excited! The envelope was adorable too! Thanks!