Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderous swap you sent me!! I love everything!! SOunds wonderful that you went to historic mansion decorated for Xmas. I live near historic Savannah GA and they really do it up! You made the most beautiful card with the photo! Stickers, washi tape, NC foodie stickers...all are very much loved, have a great evening!! Thank you so much.
Comment: Very nicely presented and wow that was one wild envelope! My favourite pages are the sock that looks like a bow tied shoe and the flamingo in the tree. I had to google Oregon on the map because I couldn't believe a palm tree would grow there...I live at about mid latitude of Oregon and no palms grow here but google said yes indeed there are "cold hardy" palm trees in Oregon...well I just learned something ha ha!
Comment: I'm so sorry for the delay in rating. I had a bag of mail that was stuck into the closet. Thank you for a great swap
You chose some real interesting items. Like that odd necklace and the adorable dental floss. And I looove the garbage pail kid. I used to love them as akid
Comment: Hi Jenna! Love the pc and I am glad you were able to enjoy the sunshine! It got to the 70's over the weekend - I will take that every day in Feb given a chance! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: YAY! Firstly,I loved the cool, interesting envelope you used and then when I opened it wow- such a cute kitty card and lovely postcards! Thank you so much for being the only fun mail I got yesterday!!
Comment: Thanks Jenna. The zine is great and I will incorporate it into one of my journals. I absolutely loved your envelope. Makes me want to start making them again. That will go in a journal too.â¤ï¸
Comment: Absolutely love these ATC's! These two are in my top 5 definitely! Ive seen Gacy's paintings and they are creepy! I also have a real interest in Manson....have you watched Aquarius with David Duchovny? Brilliant stuff! Thank you so much for a fabulous swap xoxo
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like them! I did try watching Aquarius once and I didnt have time to follow it, thanks for the reminder! I'm going to give it another go soon!
Comment: I really needed some bright cheery mail today & your postcard did the trick. I love the PC itself, not to mention your colorful add-ons. I once wrote an article about coin-flipping so knew how Portland, like the Derby horse race, got its name Thank you for lifting my mood!
Comment: Thank you for the great Oregon PL! I had no idea that Oregon has "desert" areas! Like most people, thoughts of Oregon bring to mind visions of a beautiful, rocky coastline. And I love, love, love the raindrops you used! How perfect!!
Comment: Hi. I got your Images today. I am only rating a 5 as I could not read the back of the cards. So sorry. If you hadn't of sent the notecard with them, I would not have known anything about them. Next time use a pen color that is legible.
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous, lush Bengal tea roses card, apple stamp, smiley face sticker, and for sharing your goals! I smiled to see your last one about playgrounds -- I wish there were more parks nearby that had long-chained swing sets. There was a great little patch near my grad school apartment that had swings that were nestled under a tree branch you could tap with your toe if you swung high enough :) Whenever I was stressed out, I enjoyed going there just to think and soar. Happy weekend to you and your family!
Response: Completely agree swings are just the greatest!
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful, beautiful envelope, oriole card (special to me because my parents went to school in Baltimore!), and stationery! Hahaha, the licorice story still makes me smile, even if it was gross at the time. I would love to visit Portland -- one of my best friends moved there with her husband shortly after their wedding. Happy weekend!
Comment: A little happy story that made this swap super special, when I got the mail I stuck it in my jacket pocket because I was running late for my daughter's Doctor' visit. Doctor's appointment did not go well and I was so upset, I just wanted to get out, we get in the car and my daughter starts crying because the doctor forgot to give her a sticker and she insisted we go back., that's the last thing I wanted to do! I was so happy to remember your envelope in my pocket and seeing stickers through the clear envie!! My daughter was super excited to have choices! She happily picked Winnie the Pooh!! Thank you for the napkin, stickers and most importantly the smiles!
Response: Thank YOU so much for sharing this story! I'm so touched. And as the mommy of a little one I know how much of a savior a few stickers can be!
Comment: Thanks for a very pretty spring envelope front and back -- and interesting postage, too. You chose great tuck ins that fit my profile so well. Love the Hello Kitty Washi, Mickey Mouse and the wonderful Alice stickers! Spring-y note card, too!
Comment: Hi Jenna - Thanks so much for the wonderful 1980s Mail Art. I love it! I have never heard of the magazine Rock Video but I wish I had, lol... I used to read Heavy Metal magazine. I love all the goodies you sent. Thank you for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: I loved, loved, loved this flipbook. Thank you very much. This flipbook is so clever. I love the Daffy Duck card, and the cracker jack prize....the whole thing. I can see that you put a lot of effort into it. Thanks again.
Comment: Hi Jenna! What a fun ad/free pc!! I have not done so good with the organizing or getting healthy - sigh! Good intentions but no movement - sigh! Hopefully I get moving soon! Thanks for asking! Good for you on being a regular at your gym - they always say when you do something for a few months it becomes a habit - that so did not happen with me! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much!!! The envelope is beautiful!!washi tapes too and also i love peanuts, so i was happy with the stamps, the only bad thing is postal office scratched the stamps u_u but it's not related with the swap. Thank you again <3 Have a good day!!
Comment: Hi Jenna!
Thanks for the awesome envelope you made ... looks like the map is from a Geography book or atlas. I also love the extras you included ... the bird pictures are great! Thank you! I am quite annoyed with the post person! Instead of hand cancelling the wonderful vintage stamps you used, someone took a ball point pen and scribbled on each of them. Can you believe how rude that is?? I am going to take the envelope to my post office and complain. I would have saved those stamps! :-( But thanks so much for all the goodies you included with this swap! Valerie
Response: The worst! I love using the vintage stamps I think they deserve a chance to shine lol. But they can be a hassle, I get a lot more envelopes back with vintage stamps it like the post office doesn't know what to do with them.
Comment: Thanks so much for the great mix of goodies! Love it all but the card your wrote the note on with the emboss resist birds is beautiful! The unicorn bits and vintage label are really great too. YAY!
Response: The bird piece was from a 2015 calender I found at a thrift shop, all the pictures were so cool I had to chop it up!
Comment: Hey Neighbor~ Thanks for all the supplies and all the great extrasâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸. I already added a couple to my notebook and I loved the envelope stamps! My first swap deadline was 2/15/2007. I never noticed that I was an original member. Code for old! ðŸ˜œ.
Comment: I got your letter yesterday! I just wanted to say a HUGE Thank you! I love every single piece of washi you used and the paper is stunning! I am definitely going to reply. Can't wait to get to know you better xx
Comment: OH-I got my first flip book and its from YOU! You had me at the cover with the paperdoll dress and scottie dog! Very interesting layout-I haven't seen one that opens like this one and I've watched a lot of YouTube videos about how to make flip books. I love the choice of all the old ads and stuff from vintage books. Thanks for making this a fun swap experience and really enjoyed your letter!
Comment: Hearts x100! I'm so glad that I was your swap partner :) What a lovely minizine. And Portland is one of my favorite places... even though I live all the way in England, we have family in Portland. So we'll get back at some point! Thanks for such a fun minizine.
Comment: Could I just say that your envelopes rock? Do you use a template? Thank you so much for everything!!
Response: Thanks! When I get my stuff together to send I usually wrap it like you would a gift. I use washi along the folds, and wala a perfect sized envie! I also look at every piece of pretty paper like 'can this be an envelope?'lol
Comment: Wonderfully done!!! Thanks so very much for the prompt resend on this!!! It is hard not to wonder what I'm missing...darned post office...but I'm quite pleased with this one!!! Best wishes to you!!!
Comment: Jenna, your Christmas pocket letter is adorable...all red and green and cheerful. Many thanks for taking time to share your creativity with me...with hope we swap again soon. All good wishes for your new year! ðŸŒŸ jinanne
Comment: Thanks for the card! Killa sounds like quite the character! We used to have a cat named Mr. Smarty Pants. I'll never forget the day that he jumped into my SIL's lap, smacked her across the face, the jumped down and ran away. Cats are so much fun, even when they are being jerks.
Response: I literally laughed out loud! Jerk cats are the best!
Comment: Hi Jenna! What a fun puzzle PL! I almost had it figured out but did have to use the cheat sheet for a little bit of it! LOL! Thanks for the fun goodies as well, you totally made my day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you Jenna for such a great swap! Love the envie you designed, and I appreciative the nice note you wrote me. Also, thanks for the extra coloring page and notecard. If you ever want to do private swaps or even pen pal, just let me know! Thanks again and have a great week!!!
Comment: Thank you for the fun picture. (Love that sticky fingers were involved), and the envelope that you coordinated. My drawer has not been organized, but many of the contents have been put to use!
Response: As they say, a messy desk is a sign of a creative mind!
Comment: Just got it!!!awesome it gonna go on my art wall!!
For the first ATC that didnt make it:Okay Ill leave it as un rated but i just saw the email and thats CREEPY!! Awesome!!! I dont blame you USPS sucks sometimes.
Response: Yay! I'm glad the new one made it safely and that you like it. I hope the one that got lost is out there scaring the heck outta someone lol
Comment: The envelope was so awesome that I didn't want to cut it open! I love everything about this little package! Although I'm a major cat lover, I never did get around to getting cat washi.....so thanks for passing some along!
Comment: I hate to tell you this, but everything had fallen out of the PL in the envelope. It would have helped if you had added a sturdy backing to the paper so it would have stayed in the pockets. You were also supposed to cover the backs and not leave them white. I appreciate that you wrapped each little gift, however, most of it was geared toward a child. I liked how you decorated the envie with Christmas tape, very festive. Thank you.
11/23-I r'cvd your envie with the pocket cards to use for the PL or ATCs. How super sweet of you! I' m adding a heart to the 5 because that was so thoughtful! Thank you.
Comment: Eek, so cute, ty!!!! :) I love the little kitty. One of my cats that I had to leave with my ex (sad, couldn't afford to fly them overseas) was all black, and it reminds me of her. :) Thanks!!!
Comment: Thank you Jenna for the most lovely ballet postcard. I enjoyed hearing about your week and that's fantastic that you made the gym everyday! Your family's Halloween outfits sound adorable too. Happy swapping
Comment: Jenna! I wish I could give you more hearts! I LOVED your zine and wish there was a full 16 pages just like it! I am sorry to hear about your brother, but I know as for myself, I wouldn't take back being bipolar because many wonderful things happened from it. Anyway, thank you again! I will cherish this for many years to come.
Comment: Your envelope and packaging of the items were so much better then mine. I feel bad mine wasn't prettier now. All the stuff you picked out for me was so beyond perfect. I love it all so much. I totally agree with you about it being relaxing to choose item for people. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked all the ladies! I can never resist a cheap vintage fashion book from the thrift store. It's so worth it for all the cool images, and I'm always happy to share!
Comment: Thank you so much! The bag is fantastic! In love!! Nothing better than a fat chick with a miss piggy bag ;) ðŸ˜ All the extras are super cute and the note warmed my heart! So cute + sweet! Thank you for swapping with me and please..anytime ðŸ˜€ Hugs
Response: Seriously! Us chubsters gotta own the rolls! Lol So lovely swapping with you as always!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable pocket letter! Of course, I haven't peeked at any of the innards.......but I bet they are fabulous! Happy Swapping! :)
ETA: 12-11-15, Jenna, all the goodies were great and fun to open! Thank you again :)
Comment: What a sweet cat - Killa! Love the name! She looks a lot like my sister's cat, Miss Hughey, but has a better name. And I love how you described part of her routine as "making cookies!" I'll have to remember that when my cats are doing it! Thanks for a great letter, photos and extras - and the Hello Kitty coloring page envelope is great!
Response: A friend of mine used the term 'making cookies' a couple years ago, it was the first time I had heard it and of course I immediately had to adopt the phrase!
Comment: Thank you SO much Jenna for all of the lovely tokens that you sent to me! I also love your envelope...so cute and creative! (I received your goodies on time, not Oct 4th, the error was on my end, I am so sorry!)
Comment: This really makes you go WTF?! :D I want to buy a horsehead mask, I have no idea what I'd need it for but clearly one needs a horsehead mask! Also, you're right, postage is ridiculous these days >_>
Response: There are instagram users who just post awesome selfies while wearing horse heads, one is even a unicorn!
Comment: Thanks for the stickers :-) there were some really cute ones in the mix ...sorry for the late rating, I've been super busy and haven't had much time for internet stuff ....thanks again :-) :-) :-)
Comment: Jenna Wow! What a wonderful letter about Portland. I see why you like it so much, so much to see and do. The staircase in the library is fantastic. I can see myself walking down it in an elaborate evening gown. Thank you for everything, Shirley
Comment: Omg, you have no idea how excited seeing this in my mailbox made me! I love EVERYTHING, especially the note card and washi tape. You really went above and beyond. I wish I could give you two hearts. Thank you :)
Comment: I LOVE receiving your plushies. I love my Roger Smith one. I think your style is great, so I was thrilled when I found out you were sending to me! I love the Toxic Avenger zombie plushie. The pouch and garland are my favorite! I have the garland hanging on the side of my loft bed. My mom even likes it and she never likes anything! The ornament is perfect for my purple tree. It will actually finish it off. The packaging was great as well. I want that LEGO set sooooooo bad!!!! I saw commercials for it and I flipped! Thank you so much for a fabulous swap! I hope I get you as a partner again in the near future. :)
Comment: Rayna loves her tiger!!! (As do I) I saw it on IG and was soo hoping that was for this swap lol. Your great! Thank you!!! I just put the finishing touches on urs last night, but missed the mail today so it will go out Monday â¤ï¸ðŸ’ŒðŸ˜€ðŸ…ðŸ¯
Comment: Love EVERYTHING you've sent for this swap! I could go on forever... The potato sticker and the watercolor on the card!
I love being inspired by other people's ATC and yours are no exception.
Comment: Received your map-pified envelope in my mail today. Firstly I'd like to say A BIG EXTRA SPECIAL HELLO to you cause we have the same name, mine's Janna (: Your re-creation of the heroes / puppets are so cute! Keep doing what you're doing!
Comment: Thank you so much for the really cool little lady stuffie. I love her !!!! That you handmade her is all the more special. I have never outgrown my love of plush toys. I haven't mailed my swap yet and got a picture of our stuffies together. The pictures are great. What a fun swap !! Thanks again.
Comment: First, I have to apologize! I found your letter, along with 5 others in my garage! My lovely, helpful, IDIOT of a boyfriend checked the mail, and promptly plopped it down on his workbench. Only to see the light of day as I was sneak cleaning it while he was out of town! I AM SOOOOO SORRY!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Thanks so much for the fucking kick ass ATC! Thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for the stickers! I love them all. There was such a nice variety- envelope design, summer and BBQ stickers and car road trip stickers. Thank you. I hope you will join round 2.
Comment: Hi Jenna, it's always a pleasure to swap with you â™¡â™¡, I love the tapes, I'm glad you found such cute washi' from my eBay guy. I love the Bunny one also. Thanks for the stickers as well, till we swap again..have a great summer â™¡â™¡â™¡
Comment: Hi Jenna, I love the pocket letter you sent me! So cute! And I have to say, using a puzzle piece to wrap the bakers twine is genius! I'm going to use that idea. Always a pleasure to swap with you â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡
Comment: Thank you so much!!! i loved your lists journal I had so much fun reading a chuckled all the way through. You and I are very similar. Thank you for the little gifts in the back i loved all of them!!
Comment: Hi Jenna I received my parcel today and loved it. The Sunbonnet kids were really big when I was little in New Brunswick. When you had a birthday party, inevitably someone would give you a gift with the kids on it. It really brings back memories. Thanks also for the extras. I saw a swap for those folded cards but I had never seen any. Hope we swap again sometime. Pat
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked them. I thought they were so cute, but I also thought it was one of those things that someone is either going to love or hate!
Comment: I expected pink in this swap, so no worries! Still, I love cupcakes and robots! :D :D And I do like Marilyn Manson, so the coloring book is SO COOL! Made my housemates laugh too. Thanks much! Oh, and the dinosaur skeleton envie is a masterpiece. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thanks for the PC. I really don't like commercials. And spoilers is one of the reasons. I usually wait for a season to be on Netflix and then binge watch. I've kept up with Grey's Anatomy this season.
Comment: Well, in my humble opinion, I think that stepping outside of your comfort zone is something you should strive to do more often, because this ATC is freaking AWESOME! Thanks for joining another swap!
Comment: Loved the craft idea you put in one of your pockets and the stickers and all the goodies. Your mail envelope was damaged but the Pocket Letter was not thank goodness. I am putting it in my binder to keep! Thanks so much!
Comment: I love what you've come up with for this swap! Thanks for joining! I love the envelopes that you use. I need to learn that... for now I will just have to settle with notecards from the secondhand store! =) But I have lots of Smithsonian mags that I could turn into some pretty cool looking envies!
Response: I don't always make real envies. Sometimes I just take what I am going to send and wrap it like a gift with whatever paper seems fun. Just be sure you have enough tape so it makes it through the postal system!
Comment: Hi there fellow PDXer! Love the letter/ATC and the cat envelope is rad! Thank you! I love that Portland bends and blurs gender roles. If I see a person and cant tell if they are m or f, great! Makes me happy :)
Comment: Hi Jenna! Thanks for a glimpse into a day of your life. I appreciate the time you spent in writing your letter and am inspired to make my letter as thoughtful as yours. Thanks for making this a great/fun swap. I'm going to Portland at the end of the month. Haven't been there in a very long time. I'll think of you!
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap! Love the ATC! The parking was hard at their old location CANT believe it will be harder. Thanks ok though. Hopefully they arent far from the MAX or the bus line. Happy Earth Day!
Response: They are close to both. And soon the Max will come all the way out to my house!
Comment: â™¥ Both ACTs are fantastic ideas. I have put them in my ATC book. I did add a warning to the one pocket; "DANGER! POSSIBLE WET PAINT." just in case someone looking at it does not realize what it is. I expect it to be totally dry in, oh say, 4 years. I love it. Thanks.
Comment: Thanks for the extra goodies, and what an ientertaining letter lol. No monster-n- law for me, mine is sweet as pie. But now the step monster n law, she's horrible! She dosnt matter tho cuz I was in before she came along.
Response: Oh my gosh I have one of those too! Maybe thats why she isnt as much of a pain, cause I was around before her!
Comment: I love this package!! First, the way you decorated it is super cool (: That rubber stamp is great-- I definitely see myself using it for ATCs! The bag of cards surely had some hidden gems inside including cute kitty and deer postcards & some vintage goodness!!!! I love the paper also!! WOW :D THANK YOU
Comment: I don't know where to start rating for this swap.the whole thing thing is so epic! I adore the tangle on the back of the envelope! An the cards are so awesome! The bookmark is so me. You nailed it and made my week. Thank you so so SO incredibly much! Omg the zine is a total hoot! Bwahahahahah
Response: Yay! Im so glad you liked everything. I thought well, she is either going to love it or hate it lol.
Comment: Thanks for the great map, cat and food music envelopes. Believe it or not, Puffins are birds of prey!!! They exclusively eat fish, stay out on the water for most of their lives, and only come onto shore, to dig tunnel nests for their eggs. They are fascinating little clowny birds with horrible voices. Thanks again. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: And I thought puffins were just sweet little things! So glad you liked everything!
Comment: Ha! Love the "mystery" look of it all...I'm thinking the black and white but mostly grayness has a lot to do with that, plus the secret letter page. Yup, curious me took a magnifying glass to that page, so I got to read a bit of it...if only my eyes were younger! Thank you
Response: That's great! our van actually had the word 'mysterious' written across one side! The letters where real letters written to me when I left town.
Comment: Thank you very much for the letter! I loved the envelope and reading it brightened my day ^_^ I also have to say the swap was really fun. Answering all the questions in the letter I sent out was a nice way to unwind and think things through.
Response: Thanks, Im glad you enjoyed it! Once the swap send date has passed I will host this swap again with new questions! Hope to see you participate again!
Comment: I don't know what to say..."sorry!? it didn't work out?" :) You seem to have a sense of humor about it. I love the Paul Bunyon page;) And the found words insert was interesting as well. Have you ever read "Poem Crazy" by Susan Wooldridge -- fantastic book. I got to take a couple of classes with her...so good. And I like the calendar image you attached to the back of the envelope...going in my ephemera box:) Thanks for a great zine. Take care. Brenda (beenebag)
Response: I haven't read Susan Wooldridge, I'll have to scope it out from my library. Definitely dont be sorry it didnt work out! Im glad you found the humor in it. I wasnt sure how it would be received by people who dont know me personally. Thanks for the rate!
Comment: THANK YOU!!!
I love the decoration of the envelope and loved the story behind the Elvis impersonator thank you for adding a story behind these photographs I loved everything also I loved the camera sticker! its so cool!
Response: Yay! I'm glad they arrived safely and you enjoyed them!
Comment: Oh Jenna, I LOVE my kitty card! It's beautiful. I don't know how you got it to be "textured" but that's really neat. And yes, the long dislikes REALLY push my buttons! haha . . . thanks so much for creating something special for me.
Response: Mod Podge! I slather that stuff on everything!lol
Comment: Wow, what a lovely letter! It made me tear up a little, and it made me feel like your "mom" was someone I would really have liked! Love the "slap the stupid" part. :). Beautiful envelope, as well. Thank you!
Response: Im glad you enjoyed it. I wrote the rough draft in my journal, and it was truely so therapeutic!
Comment: Too cute! I love the hearts!
The envelope was amazing too! It took me a few minutes trying to figure out how to get in the package with the least damage to the envelope as possible!
I put mine in the mail to you today. Keep a lookout for it. Enjoy!
Comment: You totally spoiled me! I can't even put into words how excited I was to recieve your package! I loved all the handmade goodies - you are so talented :) and the goodies from the craft show are great! Love it! Thanks for showing me a bit of your hometown! The only place I have been out in the northwest is utah so I'm happy to see the culture of your town! Happy 2015 and happy swapping :)
Comment: OMG ROGER!!!! I'm going to dress him up as Ricky Spanish. LOL Thank you so much! I love him! I also love the Star Wars fabric he came wrapped in. I'm sure I can put it to good use. This was a super fun swap! We should do it again sometime. ETA: I love the Portland ornament! I have it hanging on the mini tree in my room.
Response: I figured since you sew you could dress him lol. My bf literally said 'i will treasure this forever' when I gave him the pill bottle. Im happy to swap again anytime!
Comment: I so smiled when I opened your card( loved the envelope!). Nun #1 so reminded me of my wonderful Sister Carlene, my first grade teacher who managed somehow to instill a love for education in my very hyper active, noisy, little body. I have just been sitting here thinking of her classroom. It was only 60 years ago. Thank you for the joyous flashback! I also really enjoyed all the holiday messages you included inside the card. Happy holiday season to you!
Comment: Loved your PC...I love vinyl too and Christmas music is one if my favorites as well. I bought my husband a little record player for Christmas last year and we have fun listening to all our old albums:)
Comment: Hello Jenna! Great Greetings postcard you handmade for me for the swap! Yes, seems like the most cozy places in the house have a cat looking comfy. The same happens with Whippets. You Killa, the tuxedo tabby sounds sweet. But oh watch any trespassers as Killa the attack cat is on patrol! Wish I could own a cat, sadly I have allergies. Fun swap!
Comment: This was my first swap gift and I was so excited to get something handmade and unique! Even though it's not the style of doll I collect, it's still really cute and I plan on displaying my little Captain America with pride. :) Thanks so much, he's really adorable!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard of Portland, Oregon. I like it a lot. The postcard is now in my blog at:
Comment: Thank you for a great postcard of Mount St. Helens. I am very happy to put it into my mountains, hills, volcanoes folder. I have also posted it in my blog at:
Do have a look when you have time and if you like, leave me a comment. Thanks again
Comment: <3 omg <3 your package put a much needed smile on my face. I love the makeup bag! And thanks for the baby lips! The envies and note cards were awesome. You are a very talented crafter and I look forward to swapping with you again in the future! 10x the hearts for you!
Response: Awesome! Glad you liked it! It was fun to put together!
Comment: My goodness...what a wonderful surprise! I can't thank you enough for the rubber stamp and embellishments and the home made butterfly. As for the calendar, I saw one in a store bypassed it--and now I have it! Thank you so very much.