Comment: I love the tea mug rug. It is beautiful. As is the "planter" rug. Perfect colours, perfect size. The buttons stickers are amazing and will be used. I appreciate the tea tucked into the handmade envelopes. A perfect Circle swap.
Response: It was my pleasure to gather circle items for you, my Dandy friend. :o) Thank you for the rate and heart!
Comment: This week has REALLY helped me get on the right track (well, certainly a *better* track anyway!) PLAN your meals! ;)
We can do ANYTHING we set our minds to. So... let's set our minds!
Thank you for all the help this week!
Response: You're welcome and thank you! Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...well, you know what I mean. Thanks for the rate and heart!
Comment: For having very different interests you did a great job!! I love these envelopes and they are made so perfectly. I actually have the game Little Big Planet, which is one the poster and one of the envelopes. All of the envelopes are very neat. Thank you very very much!!
Response: Whew! So glad you like them. :o) And thank YOU for the rate and heart!
Comment: Wow, Stephanie, that is such a nice package with some very nice extra - I guess t-shirt yarn is not that heavy as I thought and we could swap it too. Scrunchies are wonderful- I already wore a teal color one. And dischcloths are so nice- can't wait to try the one with netting for scrubbing - you could sell them on etsy, if you still don't. And yes, I created a group- please join it. After holidays, I will start inviting people and creating swaps for it.
Response: T-shirt yarn is pretty cool, huh? I'm so glad you liked all of the crocheted goodies in your package. The scrubbies are my newest favorite things to make. :o) Thanks so much for the nice comments, and the rate & heart!
Comment: That HP yarnball was fantastic! I would have geeked out like noones business if I was your swapping partner. Art commitment issues - hahaha! Beer bread is prob one of the staple foods here during rugby matches and I grew up watching my Mom making them. Very yum with jelly. Your kiddos are GORGEOUS and look so happy. Send recipe please - hahaha. I think I have all the ingredients :) Your swap idea sounds really cool :)
Response: Glad you like the e-mail. :o) This was a great swap for getting to know our group members better. Yeah, beer bread is the bomb! Thanks so much for the nice comments, rate and heart!
Comment: Yay! Steph! I'm so glad you're in this group and that you took part in this swap. It was lovely to read a bit about your life and find out more about you! (Your kids are gorgeous by the way, as are you!) Totally up for a luau by the way - make, shake and bake FTW!
Response: You're so sweet! Looks like the make, shake & bake swap idea might have to happen soon. Thanks for the rate & heart!
Comment: <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 it! I will have so much fun making card with your DIY card kit and I love the cards you stamped and drew! OOO Thank You! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! I desperately needed the kick in the but to return some letters to pals and now I can do it with royalty!
Response: Purple purple-ness and lots of it! This was a fun swap - thanks for joining. Glad you like your package. :o) Thank you for the rate and all the sweet hearts!
Comment: Thank you for the fun twinchies! (And don't worry, the butterfly one won't make me run screaming in terror, haha. I even like real butterflies...unless they land on me. Then I might flip out. I'm such a wimp! It's nice to watch them flutter around in the flowers, though!)
Response: Butterflies seemed to take over my twinchies this go around. Looking forward to next month's swap. Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: I LOVED this journal! How lovely and how well made it is! Thank you so much for doing this swap. I thought it was going to be for a smaller sized journal, but this is a nice size and so many pages! The extra needles will certainly be of use and are very much appreciated! A wonderful swap, will swap with you anytime! :-)
Response: Whew! I was a tad worried about the pink cover, but it's a nice Rose pink and adaptable to a variety of journal uses. The curved needle is necessary to get in between the signatures - oh, I do hope you'll try to make your own some day! Thank you very much for the nice comments, rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much Stephanie!!! I cannot believe this was your first try at twinchies...I love them! I really love the little "booklet" you made to send them in too! I look forward to swapping again soon. Hugs, ♥Anita
Response: These were fun to do...so glad I tried them. I may have found a new craft addiction! Thank you for the rate and heart!
Comment: Oh my gosh... as kids my sister and I would freeze chocolate frosting blobs and eat them as fudge!! What memories... we never fancied it up, though. Definitely trying this!!! And the tea was good... we had it tonight. :) Still smells lovely!!! Thank you for the tea holders as well, and template!
Response: You are welcome - and such a gracious, creative swap hostess. Keep those fun ideas coming! Thanks bunches for the rate and heart!
Comment: I wish I could give you more hearts,I love,love,love,my Journal,im so excited to get started on it,what a great fun book you have made for me,Thank-you so much.All your hard work as paid of,did I say I love it? <3<3<3
Response: Oh patrica, I hoped you would! Have fun filling it and adding your special touches that will make it your own. Thank you for the rate and heart and the extra <3's!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous cards! @patricia does lovely work, and I can't wait to use the butterfly card for a special occasion. (But I'll try not to hoard it too long!) Your conversation card fit in perfectly with the card you chose. The Pacific Northwest is a great choice for a destination, too-- I have some friends who live in Washington, and it sounds like a really pretty part of the country.
Response: You're welcome for the cards...even though they were hard to part with! I enjoyed the opportunity to revisit my daydream of living on the west coast. Thank you for the rate and heart!
Comment: How lovely! :) VERY fun... tons of... of... of blue!! I will enjoy sitting with the magazine... I sure can use the motivation!! (although the book might draw me in first) EVERYTHING is fun. But you know my favorite?? My favorite is the blueberry paper. :)
Response: :o) I know, right! It looks so nummy. Hooray for blueness and all the things that come in blue! Thank you much for the rate and heart.
Comment: Thanks for the great background papers. I can hardly wait to use them in my projects! I especially like the one made with bubble wrap. Awesome!! Thank you for using that gorgeous dragonfly postage stamp too! <3<3<3
Response: You're so welcome! Yes, bubble wrap prints are one of my faves to do. A little messy, but what art isn't? Thank you for the rate and heart!
Comment: What can I say? This is hands down the most beautiful thing I have ever received, ever. It's absolutely gorgeous. I love absolutely everything about it - it's bursting with the life you've given it and I'm itching to use it. It's fabulous Steph, thanks so much. There simply aren't enough hearts. xxxx <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: I'm so glad you like it! A journal like this just begs to be used, doesn't it? The nice thing is you can just fill it up at random - each page/section has its own "mood". Have fun with it! Thanks so much for swapping with me, for the rate & heart!
Comment: LOVE the card that you sent! I've always been a fan of gingersnaps and more often than not, I zap them in the microwave for a couple of seconds to warm them up, unless they're fresh out of the oven :) <3
Response: Yum, sounds heavenly! Thanks for joining this swap with me, and for the rate & heart!
Comment: What a wonderful pillow sham ! I had just the right size pillow and it's already in it ! Just have to decide whether to put it on my sofa in the living room, or in my cosy corner in my studio.
And yes, we do have a lottery here and all kinds of lottery games to go with it ;-)
I do play the lottery (well, my husband does, but I'm still waiting for those millions to get on my bank account, haha.
Thanks so much !
Response: You are quite welcome! Can you believe that fantastic find? I was so excited about it, and glad you are too. Ah, the lottery...got to play to win. Good luck! Thanks so much for the rate and heart!
Comment: WOW Stephanie - I don't know, what to say. Your journal is sooooooooo beautiful. The coptic stichting is something, I have seen before, but never tried it myself. And the journal is in my favourite colour blue and with my lucky number 7. Now nothing can go wrong the next year *smiles* . It will go into good use to hold my travelmemories for all my upcoming trips. Thank you so much, you defenitely deserve a million hearts <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Response: You're very welcome!!! I do hope you will use it....it simply begs to be written in! :o) Thank you for the rate and all the extra hearts! Sending (hugs) from across the pond - Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for all the Super Green items. I have secretly wished for a Knitted Green Scarf and with Fun Fur makes it even better. So soft and beautiful. This morning we woke up to a slight snow fall overnight. So today is perfect for Mint Chocolate Cocoa. I love it all:-) Extra Hearts and a GREAT BIG HUG!
Response: Yay - and - whew! I'm so glad you like the scarf! Some people like the fur, some don't. They do go well with wool coats, adds a certain panache. Stay warm and thanks for the rate and hearts!
Comment: This arrived last monday! It looks great, and feels amazing. Thank you for working so hard for me to make this hat for me! My mother is complaining that she doesent have a hat this cute! You work is a huge hit in my home, again thank you for putting such hard work in for my hat!
Response: I'm so glad you like it, and your family approves, LOL! The yarn you chose was so soft and nice to work with. Thank you for the rate and heart!
Comment: Hi Stephanie - thanks for the kaleidocycle. Still designing mine, so I haven't forgotten! I will put some pictures up as soon as I've built yours. Thanks also for the nice extra material...
Response: This was a crazy swap! Interesting, but a little more difficult than I originally anticipated. Hopefully the extra template that I sent will help you with your kaleidocycle. Thanks for the rate and heart....and good luck!
Comment: Oh My!! Where do I start?? What a FAB envie of Word Art!!! I LOVE them all! And the puzzle letter is SO cool-I have never seen one of them before. Love it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for a FANTASTIC swapping experience! LOTS of hearts to you!! :)
Response: You are so welcome. Doing word art is a new swap for me, so I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the rate and all the "extra" hearts!
Comment: Wow! If I could give more than one heart I would! I loved your long letter, I was grinning and giggling while reading. I loved the zombie part :) Thank you for sharing that memory with me! Also, I loved all the pictures you drew and the packaging! Soooo cute!
Response: There is a soft place in my heart for popcorn! You are very welcome for the letter and I thank YOU for the rate and heart.
Comment: thanks so much for introducing me into the world of puzzle letters! your was so much fun to put together. I find letters to be a little gift, and the puzzle proved to be quite fun! Can't wait for you to get mine!
Response: They're kind of cool, huh?! Puzzle Letters are one of my favorite swaps. Thanks for swapping with me and for the rate and heart!
Comment: I REALLY liked this page and thanks for the extras. I feel like I fell short. Maybe we can try again another time and try something a little different. Let me know if you are interested.
Response: So glad you like it! And you didn't fall short - I adore the page you sent! And I'd be happy to swap with you again. Yes, something different. Let's talk about it! BTW thanks for the rate and heart!!!
Comment: Wow Lady Stephanie! This was such an awesome package! It was definitely well worth the wait! I loved each and every thing you included, but my favorite was the clear stamps! Thank you so very, very much!
Wishing you many hearts & stars,
Response: Yay! I'm glad you liked everything! Thank you for the generous rating and the heart!
Comment: I am sorry that you agonized over your journal entry--there was no need to because it is perfect. Thank you so much for your time and effort--russ
Response: You're welcome and thank you for your kind words! The journal you created for this swap is fantastic and I'm glad that my addition to it is up to par. I appreciate the rating and heart very much.
Comment: I love the journal! One the best swaps i have ever gotten! You did a fabulous great great job!! I LOVE the duck pencil sharpener!!!! The williams mixes! gummybears! The gift card!!! I LOVED EVERYTHING! :) You really brigthten my day :) I wish i could give you more hearts !!! very thoughtfull and wonderful! Thanks so much :) Bunch more thanks :) :)
Response: Yay! So happy you got it and enjoy it! This was a really fun swap to put together. In the beginning I pictured myself crafting a lot for it, but it seemed that everywhere I went I saw something that just had to go in "The Book." Thanks so much for the rate and heart....and for joining this swap.
Comment: WOWWWWW!! Okay I actually have never worked... a couple of home businesses, and I help Mark in the store. I did have more than 6 on my list, but it was pitiful by comparison. I feel like a non-contributor!! (my contribution is to keep the economy boosted by heavy serious shopping) I am so excited to learn about the truck driving!!!!
Response: Hope you could read my handwriting okay. I had a lot to say! Thanks so much for taking the time to read my journal. And thanks bunches for the rate and the heart!!!
Comment: i love the dreadwrap you made for me! it fits really well, and the matching scarf is sweet. it came just in time for the random snow we had this past wednesday - that's weird, even for canada at the end of april!
Response: Snow in April ... wow! Glad you love the dreadwrap, it was my first one. Now I'm making one for a friend at work. I may be hooked! Thanks for the rating and the heart. :)
Comment: Stephanie -
What a great package. Finally opened my mail this morning -- crazy life here. You're tea packages are adorable and inspiring. Terrific swap. Hope to swap with you again.
I will PM you soon about OWH.
Response: I"m so happy you liked the swap and the package I sent. Thanks too for the rate and heart!
Comment: WOW!!! I haven't opened anything yet... I'm saving it till I can sit down and really enjoy it later... but I can already tell it's a WOW package! :)
Response: :D Sorry about the lumps. There just wasn't any other way to send it. The clues will all make sense after you start reading the book, of course. Thanks so much for the rate and the heart ..... Happy Reading!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable turtle matchbox, zine & crocheted turtle--so sweet and so much thought and care put into everything! And on top of all that, you were so generous to give me so much vintage rick rack! Thanks so much for making my day with such a wonderful swap package!!
Response: You are welcome! The packages of rick rack came to me from my mother. She downsized to a considerable smaller house and 'bequeathed' me with interesting bundles of crafty goodness. The tiny turtle was so much fun to make. Thanks for joining the swap, and for the rate and heart!
Comment: Stephanie, the journal is incredible! I can't wait to use it to track my swaps! The scrunchies are awesome too! I can't believe you made all three items; they're so pretty and I love the colors!
This was an awesome swap and I look forward to our next one!
Wishing you many hearts & stars,
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like everything! These are some of my favorite things to make. Thank you for the rating and heart (and star:) I'm happy to swap with you anytime! See ya in chat.
Comment: I was so excited to get another puzzle letter from you. My husband helped me put this one together. I lived in Alaska for 20 years so I understand the hatred of snow....lol...I found a solutions. Move....hehehe
Response: Move - why didn't I think of that? Actually, I have. Someday...
Thank you very much for the rate and heart. :o)
Comment: Hi Stepanie,
Thanks so much for your fab work in my journal, I haven't tried your recipe yet - only got home on Sunday- but it's on my to-do list!
I seem to have unearthed a sisterhood of chocoholics.Hope I wasn't directly responsible for any New Years diet resolutions!
Response: They say 'love' is the international language...I think it's "CHOCOLATE!" What a fun swap! Thanks for the rate and heart.
Comment: Hooray! What lovely Valentines, and I love that you wrapped it all up present style. Extra special! I was just thinking the other day now I wanted some new hair ties, how did you know! The purse is very cute, I look forward to using it! Thanks so much!
Response: A Royal Valentine for Mi'Lady...so glad you approve! Thank you very much for the rate and heart :)
Comment: Oh, wow! Gorgeous!!! Trading with you is always such a wonderful experience. Your zentangle heart is lovely. I'm going to have to hang it somewhere that I'll be able to see it often. It's just wonderful! .. p.s. I almost didn't want to open the envelope because the design you drew on it was so fabulous! :)
Response: The envie was a 'car ride' project. So glad you enjoy the heart ornament. Zentangles are so beautiful, each in their own way. Thank you for the rate and the heart...in return!
Comment: I had so much fun putting this together. I laughed so hard reading it. I really just wanted to sit down and do one to send back to you. We sound so much alike. My daughter asked me once for idea's on meals and I just laughed and told her if it came out of a can or box she was good to go......PB and J and Mac and cheese. My oldest will not eat it now. Thank you so much for letter and we must do another one like this. So much fun.
Response: If you get time, write me back! Thank you for joining this swap. Puzzle Letters add a little twist to pen palling. I'm hosting another Puzzle Letter swap in the Zines, Mail Art & Other Cool Stuff group called Cabin Fever Puzzle Letter if you want to check it out. And BTW my youngest won't eat Mac & Cheese from the box either, lol. Thanks for the rate & heart :o]
Comment: The envelope you sent was PERFECT. thank you so much for everything! The hearts you made are wonderful, I can always use recipe cards since I have been making a lot of new dishes lately, and I can never ever have enough stickers and paper. So many little truely random bits inside, you are the best!
Response: Girlie, you are making me blush :o) Glad you like your envie - and happy to swap with you anytime. Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Great envie!! I love the Halloween stuff, I still have so many Halloween pics to scrapbook and I can use these.
I love these kinds of swaps, they are always such a nice surprise and I love stuff like you sent!
Response: It makes me happy that you are happy :) Thank you for the rate and heart!
Comment: I think this Swap was 100% successful. LOL! Thank you so much for all the snowy flakes and goodies. The weather report today is for up to 6 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow. WOW:) Merry Christmas
Response: Yes, we had a very snowy swap :) Thanks for trading and rating, and for the heart!
Comment: I got your Zentangles for "Tangle me a Zentangle 3 today, Its great. Zentangles do get a littie doodlish and its ok especially in this group as we are a group that pushes the definition of what a zentangle is and how to use them. The candle is perfect for my zentangled Ornament collection. All I need to do is put a ribbon on it.
Thanks for trading. :)
Response: You're welcome! And thanks for the encouragement! I'll keep practicing my zentangle techniques. It's nice trading to see what other people are including in their zens. I appreciate the rate and heart!
Comment: Awww Stephanie! I looove your envie and all the cards and postcards (I just LOVED the swap-bot postcards and I'm sure my friend will just LOVE to receive the little mices/strawberries card...). However, what I liked the most was the little letter you sent me =D
Thank you so much... right now I'm living with my grandmother, so... reading your note was like having my mother around me, hahahha.
Thank you again, I'm really, really, really glad you were my partner!~
Response: You are so sweet! I'm thrilled that you liked your
Snail Mail Envie. It was fun to do :D Thank you for the rate and heart!
Comment: Lady Stephanie, I LOVED this card with the 007 theme and naming all my girls was a riot. I got it yesterday but couldn't rate due to a computer virus, but it's fixed NOW. LOL Thanks for the card!
Response: Hee hee! I just couldn't resist ;p Thanks for the rate and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your accomplishment list with me. I know we can each accomplish our lists even if its one thing at a time. Never give up on your dreams.
Thank you for taking part in the swap.
Response: It was a good exercise to see on a list all the things I'd like to do. 100 Things...time to get busy!
Comment: Fun answers :)! I couldnt spot the two fibbed answers, but Im thinking one was the buried treasures answer LOL. The other one may possibly be the pen/pencil chewing one. You gotta tell me haha. The hotel answer was funny! Ive seen them machines. I know you can go to the front desk at most hotels and ask for razors, toothbrushes, deodorant, and such if you need to. I was laid overnight on one my flights and had to ask for deodorant :( apparently men stink.forget deo the most because its all they have hahah!
Response: I'll PM you about the questions in question. And, no, I don't chew pens! Thanks for the rate!
Comment: Thank you for sending them so fast! I think I know which ones are "fictitious" answers, but don't want to say on here. I will send you an email later to see if I am correct! Thank you for adding that as well, it was an interesting twist and I may use that in my next email swap if you don't mind! :~)
Response: Absolutely! They weren't totally fictitious, just a stretch of the truth. This was the first questionnaire swap I've done. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: WOW! I literally gasped when I opened this package. Your color choice is awesome and I was shocked to see three! And then the fact that there were 3 different designs blew my mind. THANKS so much!
Response: You're welcome! I love to crochet and they went so fast that I just kept on going :) Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Your Zentangle is wonderful and thank you for all the extras. Its never necessary to send me extras to get a star. just do wonderfully crafted art and you will get your star. Anything that makes me laugh will get a star. :)
You do zentangles just fine. You seem to have a solid grasp of the concept. I look forward to swapping with you again.
Response: Thanks! I do believe I am hooked on Zentangles! About the extras, I just like making nice packages for every swap...love profiling people! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Stephanie: Thank you so much for a great zentangle, and such very thoughtful extras (I do love embroidery!) Hope to see you in another swap soon - zentangles are just so much fun to make, aren't they?
Response: Zentangles are lots of fun! Glad you like it and thanks bunches for the rating and heart!
Comment: Hahaha You weren't kidding about the size! I love them though! I haven't used the pockets ones so will make up some inserts. I think these will work out really good for my heavier days! I will definitely host another one after Christmas! You did a great job! Keep making them. You can sell them on Etsy!
Response: Sell on Etsy? Interesting :-) I definitely need to tweak the design a little and try them again. Live and learn, huh? Thanks for hosting this swap!
Comment: I got your beautiful home made post card today, wow!! It is so cool and the work you put into it is wonderful. I love all the colours, It sure brighten my day. I wish I could give you more hearts but I can give you these <3<3<3<3<3<3. Thank-you again.
Response: THANKS!!! I made that the day before we went to King's Island. The ferris wheel, balloons and the juggler - fun stuff! I'm so glad you like it!