Comment: Hi Diane! Always nice to have you as a partner! I sort of feel the same way that it has been so long since I have been on SB that who remembers how we got signed up for groups, but I think Lou encouraged me to join, but not really sure of that! I am finding I do more pc and writing swaps now then when I first joined - also met some great folks! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I am so so jelly that you have a small business craft store that supplies actual stationery! I love all that you sent! They are so cute and none have been duplicates. I can't thank you enough. <3 <3 <3
Comment: Oh, Diane, I love the beautiful green fabric you made this lovely block from! Thank you so much. I'm relaxing with a cup of chamo.* tea as I write this. Praying things are much better in your corner of the world. My DIL took me to China with her a few years ago. Our guide (spoke English but with heavy accent) kept talking about chamomile and I was bewildered. My DIL let me know the guide was talking about Chairman Mao, not chamomile! All the best.
Comment: Got it! Waiting to read it on a break at work!! I already love love love the cat washi! Just read it and it's so funny, your list was almost identical to mine! I even had Darby O'Gill and the Little People on mine too! Glad Mike got some pain relief! Let me know if there's anything I can do! ALSO, on the bright side, CBD is now legal in Texas, get him on the strongest oral you can find, if he isn't already on it!!!!! I wish I had done it with my best friend. It makes me feel so much better if I'm nauseous, I vape it and it almost instantly goes away! You're both in my prayers! Let me know if you need any help and I'm happy to do what I can!
P.S. I loved the PCs too!! 😊💗
Comment: You have had quite the week! Your craft area sounds like my mothers painting area. She is a watercolor artist. If it pertains to watercolors she has it. I like books too and the kindle is fun but ya can't find used books on kindle like one can at a used book store. Also there is nothing quite like the feel of a book.
Comment: Thanks for the great words.
Now I know what to call myself. I anyways tried to do my share of the housework but , now that I’m retired and my wife still works, I do most of it ... so I guess I’m a “cotquean”.
Comment: Oh I love your first one, the missing of fireflies. I live in Fort Worth and see a few here and there but it's NOTHING like when I was a kid!! And isn't it crazy how things we collected are worth money!? I'm the same, I've gotten rid of so many things! Thanks for the great list!
Comment: Oh my god! Everything about this was gorgeous! I loved it all! Plus, your handwriting is just gah, lovely! Thank you so so much for this postcard and for sharing your inspiration for sending it! Have a wonderful day :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute Birthday card! I love it and think I will be framing this one! Also, thank you for the nice devotional as well! I never read this one, so it will be great to have a new one! Glad you joined this swap of mine!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter in your notecard Dianne. I hope that your husband has been blessed with much needed sleep and is continuing to recover well. I love the washi tape you included. Thank you!
Comment: wow! you sent me a full swap! Tag, Stationary sets, & a card! I love the peacock design. You did a great job heat embossing! I know it can be messy but it turns out so nice. I find I do dry embossing more often because I get lazy about the mess of the powders. Yours turned out really nice - glad you had fun with it Wish I could give you 2 hearts:)
Comment: Thank you re-sending this swap. I really love the items you sent, especially the really cute cat items. Normally, since the swap is so late, I would have to rate a 3 but since you put in so much effort and obviously took the time to look at my profile, I will rate a 5.
Response: I'm so sorry. I'm not sure what's happening with this swap. Resend #2 went in mail today. Tracking # 9114 9014 9645 1769 1829 84. The girl said you should have it by Tuesday. Again, I apologize. Thanks
Comment: I am saying prayers for you both! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help! At least you guys are in the #1 treatment city in the world if it is, but I am hopeful it's not that! God bless and lemme know if you need anything. I've been through exactly what you're going through, and know how nerve wracking it is and if you need to talk, I'm here!
Comment: Thank you so very much for a neat swap! I love the envie and how you decorated it! So sorry to read about your husband! I hope he is better and that you will have good news! Keep encouraging him.
Comment: your choices was perfect. i like them all.
i dont have any of these. THE COFFEE ONES OMG. i been looking for some of them. i went and bought a whole 40 piece planner stamps just for that coffee. the sunflowers on the front are AMAZING. i am going to cut it out and use it in my planner somehow. THANK U SO MUCH.
Comment: Lovely stationary. So sorry about your hubby. I sure hope the operation goes/went well. Poor Sugar must of missed him dearly. Happy though you could stay in the hospital with him. He must of really appreciated that.
Prayers and well wishes to all....Michelle
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers Diane! We have alot in common! I especially loved reading that you thought Dark Shadows was one of the best TV shows ever! I am a tried and true DS fan! Also love Nathan Fillion and the Rookie!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATCs! They definitely make me long for spring flowers and bright colours again! It’s been so cold here lately but I think we are finally going to get some warmer weather this weekend!
Comment: Ooh, thanks for all the GREEEEEEEENNNNN! I love this adorable card, and the stickers, button, and wrist thingy. I'll be wearing that on the 17th for sure! Have a fantastic and green St Pat's Day!
Comment: Lovely letter. I hope your shoulder gets better with the therapy. ...but seems that (therapy) may be very painful. Great story about how you met your husband. Very interesting indeed :-)
Thanks for the cute stickers. I really enjoyed this swap.
Comment: Thank you for everything, and I'm very excited to try that earl gray tea recipe you included as well! I hope your co-worker is doing better now. Did you make all those little envelopes? They were adorable!
Comment: Thank you so much Diane!! I loved my Valentines surprises! The Punch Studio note card is gorgeous!! what a great idea for the bookmark!..and unicorns..they make my heart happy!! The butterfly valentine itself is so pretty!! Thank you again for making me smile!!! <3
Comment: Thank you for the valentine and the bookmark- so sweet of you. I admire your beautiful handwriting! My hands are so lazy with so many years of typing/ keyboard - they hate to move for a written note! Thanks for sharing:)
Comment: Diane, thank you so very much for the lovely envelope of wonderful goodies... I love everything that you sent...such cute stuff! This is my first time with the “4 out the door swaps” and so much fun both sending and receiving. I enjoyed reading your letter and I could totally relate to so much that you wrote about especially the weight loss journey and time management (procrastination is a big problem for me). Thank you once again and wishing the best to you with your goals for 2019!
Comment: I'm sorry the first swap didn't arrive, too, especially if they were as lovely as these ones are! Thank you for the map card of TX, too :)
Response: I am so sorry, I didn't see your PM. Between a sick hubby and working full time again I have only tried to keep up with swaps and I have neglected to look at pms very much. I apologize that this didn't get to you. I will remake them and get them out as soon as possible. I do work tomorrow and Saturday so it will be Monday before I can get it made and in the mail. Thanks for letting me know.
Comment: Thank you for the Picatso card. Very cute. I am doing fine. My daughter gave me a yellow rose. She has given me a rose for the last 7years since her Dad passed as she knew that was what he always gave me.
Comment: This was so cute! And the little white envie? I love itty bitty things; they make me immensely happy for some reason. And thank you for the extras! They’ll come in handy when I make embellishments later. 😊
Comment: Hi Diane, Love the envelope!! I love the card and the extra card. Love the Bible verse card and the washi and tag. I really love the little butterfly wooden things, they will be great to use on my ATC jams. Thanks for a wonderful swap Happy Valentine's Day to you!!
Comment: Thanks for this so generous swap! It deserves 5 stars! I love everything, from the rubber stamped and hand colored envie, to the postcards, textured and hand painted papers, heart doilies, and mini envelope of flower and dragonfly cutouts! They all will be so fun to use on future projects! You definitely added smiles to my mailbox! Hugs from your Big Sister State, Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Hi, Diane! I LOVE both the pretty purple bow ties you sent. Thank you for being so generous. I plan to make this quilt as a lap quilt for my mom who's in memory care and wheelchair bound--purple was always her favorite color. Now I'm thinking I may limit this lap quilt to all purple blocks. Thank you so much for your lovely contribution.
Comment: This PC will find a special place in my next Valentines Day Art Journal. Appreciate so much all that you wrote - such interesting facts You have inspired me to create a page titled, "Wearing your heart on your sleeve".
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and extras! I love the bookmarks! I got one in a swap (was it you?) Ages ago that is shaped like a clover and I use it in my bill journal to keep track. I'm excited to have more!
Comment: Beautiful washi tape mail art! Absolutely gorgeous and a joy to receive in the mail today. n.n Thank you for the also beautiful washi samples (all themes I enjoy!) and wonderful extras! I am excited to use them all. :D Thanks for the wonderful send! It is loved. Best wishes, Sara
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you very very much for the great variety of goodies in your envelope! :D I love everything you've selected for me, thank you for making my day with your super swap! :) too bad I can't give you more hearts ;)
Comment: I'm so sorry that your rating got lost among the Christmas craziness. I did indeed receive your swap and I am sad that I can't remember exactly what you sent so that I can properly thank you. But know it was received and I'm sure delightfully used!
Comment: Very awesome postcard, and I loved what you taught me about The Alamo. It's funny, I was thinking this morning that a vaca to Texas might be in order this year. Maybe to see the missions. THANKS! :):):)
Comment: Hi Diane, getting to bed early on New Year’s Eve sounds like just what you needed. Glad you got a good nights sleep. I’ve been home, jammies on and in bed watching movies the past couple New Year eves. This one however had me out and about, ferrying, movies with friends at one home, making to a party just before midnight 🕛 to bring it in with good friends. I was pooped and slept in late Jan 1st! Thank you for the lovely fat quarter. I like the design which means it will be difficult to chop into it😀
Comment: thank you for the beautiful fabric. Love the one with the gold snowflakes best. I had a hard time finding snowflake fabric. Our little local shop only had one design. Also thanks for the PC. Can always use them. Happy New Year.
Comment: Cute Dog/Cat postcard ~ thanks so much! We have three dogs ~ Sami, Lucy & Ziggy! They are so much fun! Cats are fun too, love to sit and pet them & listen to them purr. Hope all is well in Texas ~ Happy New Year ~ take care, Judy
Comment: Sorry for late rating - I received your swap back on 12/21, but I got behind on ratings due to the holidays. Thank you so much for the pretty Christmas card. I love the snowman tag you included and the stickers are really cute. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best in this new year!
Comment: Wow! I Thank you for the variety of Letter Sets with matching labels and that you sent seven! I also appreciate the wonderful extras and your hand-colored stamp on the envelope! Happy New Year and thanks again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute postcard, and the compliments on my cat as well! He has such a smug expression, and has a little blep going on most of the time (tongue sticking out), so it's hard not to take pictures of him all the time. Haha. Sugar sounds really smart to avoid pictures like that! Such a diva. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for this! I absolutely love the envelopes and letter sheets. I enjoyed reading your answers and it was very interesting for me to see a different prespective as we are living in different countries and are different genrerations. Thank you for sharing so much I had a great time :)
Comment: Hi Diane, Thank you so much for the lovely Cardinal card and Cardinal stickers and owl note card! I love the quote you included and the message about your Christmas traditions. I am glad you are able to return to the candlelight services that are so important to you. May your Christmas be as special as you are and may your 2019 be filled will joy....
Comment: Merry Christmas Diane! I hope it will be wonderful! Thank you for the so beautiful card and for the reindeer gift tag ( love reindeer) and for the owl note card & Christmas stickers. Also, the poem/ quote by Charles W. Kennedy. I absolutely love all!
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful Christmas cards and poems. I am listening to the Casting Crowns cd. What a special surprise to receive it! I like the song about God as the Potter. It’s a very encouraging song. Hawaii is a little chilly. It was 77 degrees last night. Missy was playing with the toy with the catnip! I like the cat stickers, cross items, and magnet. Thank you for blessing me today!😄
Comment: What a lovely card! I'm crazy for the reindeer and the little cardinal having a moment ;+) Thanks, too, for all the sweet enclosures. Now . . . I must know . . . did you draw the kitty on the front of the envie? SOOOOOO cute!
Response: I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. LOL! It's a rubber stamp. I have had fun with my stamps this year. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so so much - the tags are great! And, thank you for being so generous with your time, and sending something based on my profile likes - and redoing what you originally had! Above and beyond, what swap bot is all about - making our partners happy :)
Comment: Thank you very much! I am anxious to open these! You sent this on time but wow not far from a month since you sent it. It got held up somewhere! I love the decorative envelope too!
Response: I'm glad you received it. My hubby sent out a priority 2-day package on his job and it took a little over 2 weeks and no one could tell him where it was. Just that they were looking for it. Have a blessed Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the extras. I'm putting the snowflake ornament on the tree tonight. Always room for one more. I loved the quote you wrote in your card. So true. Thanks again.
Comment: I am waiting till Christmas decorations are put up to open an then use as part of my decorating . I can’t wait!
I love your envie. Merry Christmas and thank you kindly for putting so much work into swap. 😍❤️😍
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap, again! No, I am not getting tired of your swaps or letters. I enjoy hearing about what is going on! I had a very nice Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the Christmas season but not winter in general.
Comment: Thank you for the generous resend! The receipe you sent looks delicious, I'll have to try it.
Response: I'm very sorry that this must have been lost in the mail. If you had messaged me I would have already replaced it. I will have a replacement in the mail on Monday. Again, I am sorry.
Comment: Thank you for the notecard and the extras! I enjoyed reading! I agree exercise isn't my favorite to do thing. I would enjoy just having it happen by doing it as I go about my day! Not an extra thing!
Comment: Thanks for the great notecard - I loved hearing about the quilt show and your fabrics. I come from a family of avid quilters, so I totally understand the excitement over finding just the right fabric. And I loved the washi samples you tucked in, too. How thoughtful of you! I especially liked the owls and woodland animal ones - so cute! Thank you so much!
Comment: I really enjoyed your package. The blocks are cute, and I really appreciate the extras. You didn’t have to send them, but I’m happy you did. I really like your choice in material patterns. Thank you
Comment: Your letter was so honest and well written, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and memories with me. Thank you for the whasi samples, card about Texas and letter, very nice paper. I really love your handwriting. Have a great day!
Comment: I LOVE the heart ATC! Thanks for doing such a lovely job, I look forward to adding it to my collection. And thanks for all the extras too! I hope you are getting some sunshine in amongst the rainy days - it seems to be raining every day here right now too! and this morning we got our first flurries - I am not ready for snow!
Comment: Thank you very much for the bible verse on my profile! I like reading my bible every day and having to put a bible verse on a profile helps me to do that! Thank you so much for being a part of these swaps! ALWAYS a BLESSING!!!!
Comment: I felt blessed for the beautiful things you sent to me! I love the hanging sign and will remember you when I see it on the wall! Your card was so nice an encouraging. Lots of hearts to you ! Thank you so much! Be Blessed!
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you for the card and wonderful note you wrote. I've always found some of my greatest accomplishments are when I'm forced to do something. At least it seems like you are forced at the time. I'm glad Thanksgiving was a success and I know you are feeling more confident in your turkey skills. I hope you have a great family gathering this year as well. Thank you also for the very pretty note card.
Comment: I enjoyed reading all about your crafting years! It was very interesting! I too don't have all my stuff organized. I must work on it so I can fine things better The teas look great too! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for your note Diane and congratulations to you on your success! I have been working on those things myself, it's not always easy but it is so very worth it :) And I really love the washi you sent, especially the camels!
Comment: Sorry it took so long for the swap to arrive! I found it hilarious that you included a note about the envelope being opened as it was actually opened by an elderly neighbor of mine thinking it was something from their grand kid. (I live in a apt and it was put in the wrong box by the carrier. honest misake!)
Comment: Thank you so much Diane for the cute owl card and all the lovely extras! I enjoyed reading your Love List - please do let me know if you ever take that Alaskan cruise! I would love to show you around!!!
Comment: thanks for my card...follow that impulse to have a go at art journaling..you can do it in your own book to begin with, then 'graduate' to sharing...I took that plunge and am glad I did..it is such an invitation to more creativity
Comment: What a fun flamingo letter set! I'm SO ready for fall too - the thing is, Chicago went RIGHT into winter -.- last week on Tuesday, it was 82. Thursday? 42!! insanity. Congrats on your weightloss! The retreat sounds like a fun time, enjoy! I definitely recommend Goodreads for keeping track of how many books you read. As you mentioned your collections, I am definitely a hoarder too :P
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. I had an all black kitten that looked like the one on the front of your card. Only now he's an 18 pound "Moose" cat. His name is BOO !!! But we love him. Thanks for the stickers too,. Can always use them. Thanks again.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful belly band card! I love the layering you did on the card and band! And, thank you for the super cute halloween card and the other extras! I especially love that card and the cat stickers! Thank you so much for an awesome swap!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, washi and die cut images! I will definitely use them. Our last-minute costume as kids was a bum. We were poor, so we'd wear whatever pants had the most holes, one of our dad's old shirts, and wipe dirt on our faces. Like, real dirt. lol I remember wanting to be a ghost using a sheet with holes cut in it, but my mom wouldn't let me cut up my sheets. Maybe I should do that this year.... :)
Comment: I received it today. Thank so much for the quality stationary items inside. I love that you send me postcards that I really like! The clips and other items were fun too. Love the packaging as well! Thanks for joining this round.
Comment: Hello! Thanks for the great swap! I love everything you sent! So sorry you had to be the same costume every year. How sad! But at least you were able to go with other family members. Have a great day and Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Hello Diane,
Thank you for the lovely pieces of lace you sent me for this swap. I look forward to using the pieces of lace in future swap projects. I also appreciate the notecard and coloring postcard you sent to me as well. I will use the notecard to send a note to a partner in a swap. I will enjoy coloring the postcard. Have a Great Week and May You Have a Stuffed Mailbox with Swaps.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful coin. I am still so very new at the ATC coin thing. Thank you so much for the extra goodies. If I could give you more than one hard I would thank you so much, and thank you for participating.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely swap! I really enjoyed the doily on the front of the envie (mod podge?). The goodies were superb- what a nice selection of embossed papers, die cuts, and stamped images you sent! It’s clear you looked at my profile and put this together just for me!
Comment: Your mail was very interesting to read. I need to check out your recommendations. I also love the story how you got back into reading. And just like you, I hoard every book I've ever purchased. Thank you for swapping!
Comment: Hi Diane,
Thanks for the nice card and the extra card. My Dad was a man who wore the star and to whom you could trust your car.
I very much enjoyed reading your letter. Today, we finally had a day that the temperature did not go over 80 degrees [topping out at 73] for the first time in over two months.
Comment: I thought I had rated this, but I checked back, and it didn't save. So here goes again! Thanks for the pc and the good scripture reminder! You might find Catherine Marshall's book, "Beyond Ourselves" helpful. If you want, I can send you a paperback copy I have if you will send me your mailing address. We studied a lot of her books in our Women's Bible study a while ago. Thanks again!!
Comment: I thought I did a wonderful job sending to my partner but you topped me. I loved everything and the care you took wrapping each item. God Bless for all the wonderful goodness you sent to me, I wish I could give you many, many hearts........=0)
Comment: So sorry about the mixup. Love your pins! I stole a bunch of them. I'm especially interested in that slow cooker cheesecake...that just almost sounds too good to be true!
Response: I'm glad you finally received it. I'm sorry for all the problems with getting it to go where it was supposed to go. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
May I ask you for a reason for the low rating? I do realize that it failed to come through the first time but I did resend and it did go through the second time. I have not even received a message from you. I resent again tonight - 9/3/18. Please let me know if you received it or if that was not the problem, please let me know what the problem is.
Comment: OH-It's my black kitty Lenore on this postcard! That amazing that cat lived that long. The oldest one of my cats had lived was 16 year! I now have a pair of rescue cats that we estimate their birthday being in Oct according to the shelter-so since we have a black cat-we call Halloween their birthday! And they will be 7 years this Halloween! They will always be your babies no matter how old they are! Thanks for postcard and sharing!
Comment: Thanks for the fabrics, that's a really nice pumpkin - I have the yellow fabric patten in a number of colors -- that was a very successful design. I thought Houston was awfully hot and humid when I was there in the early summer a couple of times, I can't imagine how uncomfortable it must have been the last several weeks.
Comment: Love the PC! This reminds me of a kitty I used to have that tried to puff up his tail but just didn't have enough hair on it to make it truly menacing! Enjoyed hearing about Sugar, you should put her pic on your Profile! Thank you!
Comment: Very fancy! Thank you. We have a lot in common I spend a lot of money in Walmart and I am 64. I grew up in the rural part of the state. Went to Auburn -which was more rural then-and after grad Bham is where my husband came to train for the ‘84 Olympics and I found a job. ...our daughter grew up here and now Homewood is Home. Thank you again!
Comment: Thank you for your list. :) Years back, I read many by Debbie Macomber, but I don't think I got more than 2-3 books into the Cedar Cove series. Maybe I'll look for them, with your recommendation. :) Thanks for joining the swap!
Comment: Thanks so much for your beautifully created attic quilt squares! I have to agree that I have enjoyed making these squares as well! I have started making other squares and can't wait for the next swap!
Comment: Thank you for re-sending and following up on this swap. Lots of yummy looking recipes!
Response: I just went in and resent it and it failed again. I had an email address that the entire address did not copy and it would not let me correct it so I copied the letter and sent it in a new email. I will check this time to be sure you get it. I am so sorry it didn't come through the first time.
Comment: They're beautiful. Thanks so much! My stencil had a lot of circles and they were close too. It made it difficult at times for me too. Thank you for all the sweet extras. I love the stickers, washi (beautiful designs) the postcard and especially the note. The Quest is really deep. Reread a few things twice, but well worth it! Good luck to you, what a fun thing to do and awesome place to work!
Comment: Thanks for the card -- and the lovely snow! I was at Montreat Retreat Center for a conference years ago, and I chose other activities in lieu of the Biltmore tour. The card makes me think I made the wrong choice! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envies!! I really like them. Also a HUGE thank you for the awesome pressed penny. I love it!!! It was so thoughtful of you to send it to me. I really like the washi tape, too. I don't have any of these. :-) thank you for a great swap. It put a huge smile on my face!
Comment: What a super cool idea! The coffee filters did make it here and what a cool idea you did. Thanks Diane. We really enjoyed it. Glad to hear u r well. We start school back next Friday on the 3rd. I don't know how the summer went so fast. Have a good day
Comment: Thank you so much for the 2 gifts. I'm waiting to open them when December gets here. Maybe by then I will have a collection of things (23 or 24 items) to be able to open on each day until Christmas :) Your wrapping paper and ribbon is so neatly done and very cute! I appreciate the time and attention to details. :)
Comment: Your ICAD looks great! I buy copper foil tape and silver metallic tape at Home Depot or Lowes. They come in different widths and you can get a giant roll for a few bucks.
Thank you for all the extras!
Comment: I really enjoyed your letter and love the letter set you sent, as well as the stickers. Cherries are so much fun! And I love those 99cent Frosties too, though we don't have a Wendy's so I don't get them very often. Glad you had a nice trip!
Comment: Thank you for the American Patriot Picatso card. So cute. No rain here for the 4th but excess heat so I stayed in most of the day. Watched fireworks shows on TV. New York and Washington DC. I didn't even watch the neighbors shooting stuff off because the smoke and heat combined bothers my asthma.
Comment: Thanks for your great later and goodies. 😀 Yes, “I Can Only Imagine” is good. E3 stands for Electronic Entertainment Expo. It’s a huge convention that showcases the newest video games and systems.
Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmarks! The one with the beads is beautiful and dainty--I love the small size! I have only ever seen the large one. And I love the rainbows on the corner bookmark. Thank you again, so-so-so much!!
Comment: 7/11/2018-I love the deco butterfly tape you used on the envelope it self. OMG!!! I love this swap. Thank you ever so much for such a beautiful envelope full of butterflies....hundred hearts from me!!! Happy swapping.
Comment: It was late but other then that she went above and beyond to make up for it and it was more then i could ever expect, it was definitely worth the wait.
Response: I'm so sorry. I have not seen a message from you. I will be glad to resend this. because of work it will be mailed on Friday. This message was sent on 6/20. Item resent on 6/22. Tracking shows received on 6/25. Messaged Hikue on 7/2 and again on 7/7.
Comment: Hi Diane! Wow . . . your bags turned out beautifully! I love the colors you chose and the matching ribbons on each. You're right--that stamp is very special; thank you for sending me an image of my own to use. You used such lovely embellishments on each; I can't wait to use them!
Comment: I too struggled with the same things you did in this swap. But that's the way we learn! I really like the two you sent-you're right about the yellow but I can see it! Thanks also for the napkins-I'm hooked on decoupaging napkins over book pages and these will be great for that! Thanks for sharing and the nice note!
Comment: Great building. Is this Moody family related yo Moody College in Chicago!
Response: Hmmm... I need to research that. I do know it was originally a summer home for a very wealthy family. I've been on the tour 3 times and they probably tell us that but the older you get the less you retain. I will be a year older in about 12 hours.
Uh Oh! LOL!
Comment: I received the flower photos today. They are beautiful. I wish I could tell you what the purple one is, but I have never seen one like it before. Thanks for the info about the Alamo and the sweet note card.
Comment: Thanks for the nice card, Diane. I've often thought that I would not be one of those people you see on the news who just lost everything in a fire that could bravely stand there and say all their 'stuff' could be replaced, etc. It may be because I grew up with very little, but my things (including my postcard collection!) mean a lot to me. thanks again, Carol
Comment: Postcards received and ready to be sent on their way again =)
Thank you very much for the adorable stationary you included! I don't think the design could be any more perfect for me! I'm not sure I will ever be able to use it haha <3<3<3
Comment: Thank you Diane saving to open at Christmastime! The extras you sent are so special, thank you too for those. Have a great summer! Update: I love the watercolor tin! Perfect for on the go! Thank you and Happy New Year!
Comment: Nice card to add to my collection of Capitol buildings, Diane -- thanks much! Great facts too. As a matter of fact, it was my looking for state capitol cards online 8 years ago which led me to joining Swap-bot! The rest, as they say, is history!!
Comment: Loved the washi patterns you sent, especially the kitty one, I actually have no kitty washi tape! And the PCs you sent are great, especially the Blue Russian kitty. I've had 4 in my lifetime and they are the most awesome and smart cat!
Comment: Thank you so much for my paper bag envelopes and stationery. The card is really beautiful, I’m so sorry I didn’t get what you first sent, but I so appreciate what I just received! Love the ATC papers, too. Thanks again.
Response: I'm so happy that you finally received it and that you liked them. They were fun to make. I tried to do embossing on the first envelope I made. The brown paper just grabbed the embossing powder and you lost your design in it. Lesson learned. LOL! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
I'm sorry but I'm not sure what I did wrong. I'm not finding a message from you anywhere. I made an envelope with stationary and an envelop with a card and an envelope to mail in. Did I leave something out. If you just was not pleased with it please let me know and I will be glad to remake it.
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you very much for the beautifully packaged swap and the assortment of ribbon and trims. I'm rating a 5 however, as the swap was marked sent on the 13th, but according to the postage sticker and tracking, it was not mailed until the 16th, and I didn't receive a message from you. I asked the host for Rating advice, and she agreed this was ok.
Comment: Another great swap!! Always a pleasure getting mail from you. I read your letter, I am on the go today, grocery shopping and cleaning, I just put all my chicken in the freezer, I have to get hubby to his doc appt. 3-4 days a week working is hard, especially, when your battling pain, take it easy, drink some tea, and read a good book. Miss Layla turned 5 in Feb., we registered her for school, I am trying to get her lessons ready and teach her the basics and I feel like I am getting nowhere LOL. I will see you at the mailbox, have a blessed week.
Comment: I can wait until Christmas but it will be difficult. 2 little gifts. Thanks for your note too. I also climbed the Illinois monument. I think it was 95 degrees. Thank you. Where were you in Illinois?
Comment: Thank you for sending me your answers. I really like the stationary you used. I also love the stickers you sent - I haven't seen these before - nice soft colors. Thank you for the other extras.
Comment: Received your PC today. I only think of Texas Longhorn cattle and I forget that you also have oil, that is probably because I was raised in cattle country - although it had oil too 😂😂. Actually you gave a good question for thought, how do they not hurt each other with those horns, I also can't help but wonder how hurting my school hurting hurting must go must? I also can't help but wonder how herding them must go? Have a great day!
Comment: I will pray for you, Diane! I know weight loss is hard. I just read that the Mediterranean Diet is a good one. The only one that works for me is curbing carbs and determining it's going to be my lifestyle.
I will also pray for you to have a quiet time and to be obedient to God's will. It's a struggle, I agree! Sending hugs and encouragement!
Comment: Hi Diane! Good to hear from you and thank you for sharing your weekend! Bummer on how long it took to get to the wedding - amazing how traffic can mess up the best laid plans!! Glad you got there in time and it is wonderful that you have stayed in touch! Thank you for the extra goodies - they may get used for a swap I am in! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I highly recommend both Biltmore and the Billy Graham Library, right now they have a special exhibit about his funeral. If you stop at an AAA office in NC, you can get discounted tickets for Biltmore. Thank you so much for the pineapple stationary!!
Comment: Lol! Fun reading! Glad I'm not the only one to have a party line growing up!! Guess that dates us huh?Hope you are enjoying the cool weather... summer is coming!! Well fellow Houstonian, happy spring!! TFS...
Comment: OH my - I hope your brother is okay and getting better... Enjoy all your new fabrics, lol... sounds like you got an amazing deal! About telling your hubby it was your friends fault .. lol .. I don't think he is going to fall for that.. but let me know if he bought that? lol Thanks for the washie!
Comment: Hi Diane! Got your survey answers, I've enjoyed reading your answers so much! Did you like the movie "Paul the Apostle?" My husband and I are thinking about going to see it. Well, I hope you have a great day...thank you for the wonderful swap, and I hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: Diane, I received your package today and was thrilled with your letter and all the hot air balloon items you included! Such a wonderful collection of goodies! This was a wonderfully special swap and so much appreciated! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Comment: So sorry for rating so late! I'm working 3 jobs now and making sure i'm rated and rating everyone is time consuming! Thank you so much for the Quote and for being so patient and understanding! Hugs- Jaimie
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the washi! I don’t have those, so yay! I love the die cuts. I’m not a garden person either. (Sorry for late rating, been out of town and have had to go through so much happy mail)
Comment: How lovely! I really enjoyed reading about your day. Hope you made it with tea. I would most likely hope like your pastor since I love my coffee. I love the washi tape and card. You're very kind.
Comment: Hi Diane, Wishing you a blessed and happy Easter!! Thanks for the big blue and brown bunnies. I gave your blue bunny to my 6 yr old granddaughter to put in her smash journal. She love it!! Thanks for the little white satin bunnies, these will be used on ATC jams. LOve the felt bunnies!! Really cute bunnies with flower necklaces. Thanks for the note paper and the bunny postcard. I would give you more hearts if I could. Thanks for a wonderful swap!!
Comment: Thank you sooooo much for my package! I couldn't do anything, but smile and feel special! I really appreciate everything you sent. You must tell me where you got the bike and flowers washi from that was on the front of the envelope! Thanks again, Diane! You are a special swapper!
Response: That washi was from Michaels and it specifically said Planner Tape instead of craft tape. It was by the planner section. I'm glad you liked everything. Have a very Happy Easter!
Comment: Hi Diane! Thank you for all the amazing die cuts! Do you have a circuit or other cutter system? It does a great job on the cuts! Wish I could give you more than one heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping!
Response: I have a Sizzix which is where I cut most of my die cuts from. A friend got me started ordering from Wish.com and they have awesome dies for $1-$2 each so I'm able to get a great variety. I now have a Brother Scan n' Cut that I'm starting to use more and more. That Goldfish was a built in design and I thought I'll Just try this out. I had not tried and intricate design on it yet. I fell in love with the goldfish! I do have a Cricut that I have never mastered. It's one of the very first ones they put out and it just likes to eat paper. Maybe one day I'll learn to use that one too. I'm glad you liked the cuts I sent. Happy Easter!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and thank you so much for the stamps I've been wanting stamps for a while now and can't really afford them you are amazing they're not that cheap around here since we only have like 4 stores they want outrageous prices for them and I absolutely love reading your letters they always bring a smile to my face and make me laugh this is the second one I've got from you and I hope we can continue to be pen pals I really enjoy reading letters thank you so much
Comment: Hi, Diane! Thanks so much for the letterset love. I know what you mean about it hard to find actual letter sets! That's one reason why I love hosting these swaps. It helps freshen up the stash! I've found that Etsy has some super cute letter sets. If you're interested in a few of the shops, shoot me a message. :)
Comment: I was happy to see I would be receiving from you! The card is beautiful and I like the poem. The magnetic strip verse is very nice too! I like all the extras! Hearts to you and Thank you so mluch! Hope to see you again soon in a swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for this great swap. I had so much fun with all those amazing things you have picked for me and I am so looking forward to use the all. Thank you for making this very special to me.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter it made me laugh and smile quite a bit I will be right and back very soon I'm really enjoyed it and I loved all the extras they were perfect I love the card the postcard I love the butterflies the washi tape thank you so much you are an amazing person and I love to learn more about you you are just awesome and I'd love to see some of them old photos one day
Comment: Well, you did make me smile. Thank you so much for the lovely mail. The scripture and everything about it! I will be trying the potatoes soon. I love gold potatoes. The bookmark is going in my Bible.
Comment: What cool squares, and extras to boot! Thanks so much! (I love the Paris bookmark. I spent two days...just two days!..there, and I'll never forget it. This is going into my current book immediately.)
Comment: Thank you! I am working on two of the same quilts and there is a lot of yellow that is needed and I find myself going to get some at JoAnn's. Now I won't have to for a while. :) Thank you for the whole fat quarter instead of just half. :)
Comment: i already received your pc. will be posted to you tomorrow.
And many tanks for the extra postcard ; I have already a Texas mapcard, so I am very glad with yours. I never see a longhorn and I hope to visit Texas and see them someday. It is a dream !
Comment: Thank you Diane for sharing with me your 20 wishes and or bucket list for 2018 with me. Thank you so much for the lovely bookmark as well. May pm you as there were so many things I wanted to ask you or can relate too you. Happy swapping.
Comment: Hi, Diane! I am loving these "Bible Studies for Life!" :) I recently started reading "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskam. It has helped me further appreciate God's gifts and this study was just perfect for that. I enjoyed reading your study. Thank you for the washi and beautiful Proverbs 31 card! May I ask where you purchase your washi tape from?
Response: Anywhere I can! LOL! I'm a washi tape junkie. We have a washi tape store about 3 blocks from our house. I have to stay out of there as much as possible. It's hazardous to my debt card. I have bought a lot of washi from Michaels lately with the 40%off coupon. I believe the ones I sent you came from them. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and the extras. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Hi, like you, I'd love to spend a day with my mother and grandmother, though, one day wouldn't be nearly long enough. It's into March, time to get out the calligraphy pens and do some beautiful writing. I'm sure there's help on you tube. I'm in love with the sweet gentle colors of your writing paper, the sweet stationery you sent me and the washi tape is beautiful. The small coloring Bible verse card is wonderful. This swap gave me a huge smile, thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the tea. The crazy weather hit north Florida a bit, with freezing temps and rain, but only threatened snow and ice. Thank goodness. Great job on losing the 69 lbs. I know it is not easy. I decided a long time ago that I wasn't going to worry about slow progress, so long as there was progress (since that was hard to come by in and of itself). It took me about 2 years to lose 30 lbs. I started trying again last year and lost another 30 lbs. in about 9 months, which was quite unexpected, but very welcomed. Thankfully I don't need to really lose anymore, but I wouldn't mind another 10-15 if it so happened to fall off without any extra effort, ha! Oh how much trouble I could get into with 3 spare bedrooms. I'm so glad I don't have that much space. I have been purging the past 6 months and still feel like I have a small shop's worth of supplies. You say it may not seem like much to me, but I am right there with you. I pray that you can get these goals done by the end of 2018, because they are huge. Good luck!
Comment: Thank you for the note and washi. I love it. My goodness, you had a very long day. I bet it was fun though before the traffic and ol' Arthur, as my grandma used to call it. I would love to take a trip like that, and I have never quilted in my life lol!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and note. The gray cat on the card looks like he is giving someone the look for not doing something he wants. I understand about Sugar wanting to lay on you. Annabelle does that to me sometimes.
Comment: Diane, I received your Pick 5 swap envelope today and had such fun looking at the things you selected. I loved the washi tapes you sent and yes, there IS a pug on the one with the light background. The postcards were perfect: I love love love the beach, so that one was a hit with me for sure, and then the other one was a beautiful Japanese Garden, another thing that I love! You obviously not only read my profile, but studied it, and you definitely get an A from me! I will share the puppy and kitty stickers with my granddaughter, who is also a crafter like me. The 'jaw-some' shark paper made me laugh out loud and I just HAVE to put it on the refrigerator for a laugh each time I'm in the kitchen. Thank you for a truly awesome swap! Happy crafting to you!
Comment: Hi Diane, I'm loving this PC on so many levels :) I love the illustration and the info about the Maginel Wright. Highly recommend "Loving Frank" if you are interested in Frank Lloyd Wright. Thank you so much! peace love light
Comment: Sounds like an awesome day!! I love the idea of sewing with a friend... I never thought if that. Or... I don't have any friends that sew. Definitely both... lol. Thanks so much for tbe washi - it will work great in my journal and so will your awesome note card!! Blessings! â™¡
Comment: Hi, Diane! It was a pleasure to read your study. Thank you for the extras! I cherish the bookmarks you've sent (one from a previous swap) and use them in my daily reading. They are a wonderful reminder of God's love.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and quotes. I had a good laugh because the chocolate you sent was squished flat!! Apparently the non-machinable stamp doesn't mean much to the PO! lol ! <3 <3
Comment: Wow Diane! I am so happy with everything you sent to me! you truly have outdone yourself! Thank you for the very nice note as well. Yes, God is good. He will help you on you and your husbands journey. Have fun with your new Journaling Bible :)
Comment: I really can't tell you how much I LOVE these! It's funny because I sent out the same type except mine were round! Lol. The colors you picked are beautiful. I want to give you an extra special thank you for the unicorn sticky notes!! Awesome swap. Thank you so much :)
Comment: First I apologize for a late rating - your package was waiting for me when I returned for a week in the hospital. It was like a Get Well Card! I had fun reading your lists. I'm going to look up your reading list and see what looks good. You are so sweet to include a huge extra - the cat note pad it adorable with a purple (I know you read my profile!) pen. OMG! I LOVE the foreign playing card. The purple washi especially the ocean creatures - gorgeous, AND then the peacocks! Thank you Thank You for everything. You went above and beyond with this swap, and I am so lucky to the recipient.
Comment: Your letter is so pretty, purple and a pleasure to read. The last time we went to Houston, we were half way back to Dallas before getting out of the city of Houston. "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you" also applies to organizing fabric and stuff. I love the washi tape, stickers and wish I knew where you found such a pretty letter set. Happy day, be looking for a letter from me.
Comment: I received your swap today. Thank you for the heart bordered card. I wonder what has happened though....? You marked sent out on January 8 - it was postmarked Jan 15 - I notified you that your swap had not arrived on Jan 24.... today is Jan 30 :) Strange but all is good... 2/6/18 - I received a resend from you today! Beautiful card. I am so sorry the first one never arrived till so late after the swap date. Sometimes the mailing system is difficult. This one is postmarked 1/29. Thank you for being so conceintous to re-send. Happy Valentines Day to you!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful birdie postcard! Sometimes the darndest things pop up in my memory. I try to figure out what brought them forward, then ask myself if it matters now. Usually the answer is no and I put it in my "garbage box," kind of like when my negative voice tells me I can't do something or I'm not worthy of being loved. I love the quote too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Diane, thank you for your lovely note about what you did during the holidays and for telly me about your gifts. My husband gave me my own leaf blower. I can't wait to use it when the weather turns warmer. I am constantly sweeping and he doesn't like mt to do it. Shirley Also, thank you for the extras.
Comment: Hi Diane! Your surprise came to me this week on a wet and old evening as i went to the mailbox! There your surprise was for me and i mean it was a surprise. I had forgotten that i had not received anything for this swap and there was your envie in the mailbox! What a surprise! I loved your letter about your cat and really treasured how much you loved your cat! It brought tears to my eyes. Then the gifts all wrapped up and it was such a total surprise for me to find your thoughtful gifts and loving kindness! Thank you so much Diane! I was truly touched by receiving your swap! Thank you for thinking of me and my cats!
Comment: Hi, Diane! How fun to receive a letter from back home! I am originally from south Houston. Thank you so much for the extra little goodies. I will be putting them to good use. ðŸ™‚ I enjoyed reading your study on prayer. I too have a warrior-husband and understand the confusion that can come with that. I will look into â€œThe Power of a Praying Wifeâ€ and at it to my reading list. It seems like the Lord put this swap in our corner at just the right time. ðŸ˜Š God often times has us doing things that we are unsure of. I think as long as we pray with our mind and heart in Him, we will be doing what we can for our hubbies because He will guide the way! â¤ï¸ Many hugs, Kim
Comment: Hi Diane. Thank you for the wonderful washi board. I was able to re-pin some of the pins. There were a lot of great ideas! I wasn't able to re-pin the other partners but finally I got Pinterest to cooperate for yours!
Comment: Thank you for the PC! Poor thing came in one of those mail body bags, but there's enough for me to enjoy the view and read your message! Good luck with your goal - it's such hard work!!! I have about 8-10 left myself - I'm cheering you on!! :)
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap. The card and stickers were wonderful and of course the washi samples! They are all new to me and will be lovingly used up in no time! I hope you got to see the grandkids playing in the snow over Christmas :-)
Comment: Diane, I think this Charlie Brown card was one of my favorites this year. I loved the verse on the envelope and the words in the card both printed and written. Just beautiful! Where did you buy them? I'd love to snag some for next year! Thank you for the Christmas stickers! I'll be stashing them for next year! Hope you had a good Christmas!? ðŸŽ„ðŸ’—â„ï¸Debbie
Response: Thank you! I got the cards at Lifeway Christian store. We always get Charlie Brown Christmas cards. I love them also. A holiday just isn't a holiday until you watch Charlie Brown and the gang. LOL! We watched "A Charlie Brown New Year" just last night. Have a very Happy New Year!
Comment: hearts and stars....most notably the star in the east....(I hope I got that one right, lol)....shrieks and shrills! Oh thank you for the Peanuts card and youre lovely sentiment. Seriously, Christmas isnt complete without Peanuts. I have a dvd of Peanuts from the 60's we kids "religiously" watched every season. It was "the" big deal to get popcorn! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for sharing such a useful board! So many great ideas in there. One thing I notice is hat people spend so much time on their planners. Not me! I like to keep it as simple as possible. It's so easy to get overwhelmed really quickly. Just do what you need for it to be effective. Good luck!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty cards, Diane! I understand about things getting lost. I have to keep track of sent and received on sticky notes on my computer screen! Thanks for the stickers and bookmark!
Comment: Wow, I was so surprised to receive a small package! I just love all the items, especially the vintage-inspired postcard. I know exactly who I'm going to send it to. ðŸ˜Š Thank you for going above and beyond. I hereby shower you with â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸! Thank you so much and have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas Card Letter! I received yesterday! I love this card i'll be putting it in my journal today! Our mail system is something to be desired. I'm so sorry I'm so late rating! GO Astro's!!! We came down for the parade!
Comment: So sorry for the miss communication. I will be writing you shortly. Thank you for the snail mail, I am very thankful for what you sent. I am so sorry, I didn't realize you tried to comment and it didn't go through. I hope to mail you something on Monday. Merry Christmas. I believe you no big deal.
Response: I actually did send it to you at the same time but for some reason it didn't come thru. I'm very sorry for that. I really don't know why it would go to one and not the other but I always send at the same time.
Comment: I love this card and how you decorated the envie! Thank you so much. I love the 3D stickers too. I will probably hoard them for awhile before using them. haha. May you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful Christmas grab bag. I love the assortment of Christmas items you included. I was just telling my husband the other day that I need a new pot holder. Now I got one and I didnâ€™t even have to go out shopping to get it :) BTW: You have the most beautiful handwriting.
Comment: Thank you for the card and the adorable cat stickers. Oh, I got your just because card and was meaning to write you back but things just kept getting busy around here. Thank you for the kind card.
Comment: Thank you!!! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts for this swap!!! I absolutely love the journal! It is so perfect for me. I can't wait to open my other gifts. Honestly, after seeing the journal, it has been very hard not to just sit down and open the rest! :) Thank you again! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks, Diane, for a vintage Santa card--they are one of my favorites. I'm thinking of using a stretched canvas to create a collage from the Vintage Santa cards I've received as something new to add to my holiday decorations. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining this swap!
Comment: Wow!!! You went above and beyond what this swap called for! I haven't opened any of my gifts yet, but I am wanting too. Thank you so very very much! You sent so much more than what the swap called for and I was so thrilled when I received your package.You always send me such wonderful swaps! Thank you again! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Christina
Comment: Diane, I just received the package from you for this swap and I'm so excited! I love the sparkly card you enclosed and the extra stickers. As for the two wrapped gifts, I will hold off as long as I can before opening them; I probably won't be able to hold out until Christmas, but I'll resist the temptation as long as I can and enjoy the anticipation of seeing them wrapped and waiting. I'll let you know how long I last. LOL! Thanks for a wonderful swap!!!
Comment: Hi Diane! You packed a whole lotta information on that tiny card! Wow! I very much enjoyed reading it ... I have the Brother Scan N Cut in my wish list, hope that you enjoy it! Thanks for the cute Autumnal stickers.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing bookmarks and the oh so adorable washitapes and stickers! I really appreciate that you took the time to read my profile and included something based on it even when it was not required <3 Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Comment: Diane, thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and letter, and also for the sheet of stickers! You have the most beautiful penmanship! Your description of Christmases past made me feel as if I were there and a part of the fun. "Do you remember...? and "When did that happen?" took me back to times with my own family at holidays. Thanks for bringing back some special memories for me with YOUR special memories! Plus I thought the card was beautiful as well!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! You did a great job cutting the curved edge. I love how the cardinal on the card almost exactly matches the cardinal washi tape you included! Thanks for the washi and the cute note papers!