Comment: THANK YOU - love the backgrounds! I enjoyed reading your "artful messes" receipe. I am planning to use these in my first art journal (the one I am making for myself). Love the recycled cereal boxes! Thanks again and great creations.
Response: Glad you like them. It was fun. :) Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely handmade Valentine card! Also for the sweet note! I do have the winter doldrums - how did you know? LOL! Hoping for an early spring, as predicted by Phil! Yes, Happy Mail does rock! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Ha! Ha! Well, as my Momma always said, "if you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all". Thanks for the 5 & <3, though. :) I guess it DID meet the requirements. If you were disappointed let me know in a message and I'll send you something different.
Comment: Thanks so much for your wonderful swap! :-) I had to pick it up at the post office and pay 60 cents because there was not enough postage on it. ^^
Did you make the stationery you wrote your letter on? It's sooo pretty! :-)
Response: I weighed it at the PO!! Oh my! Don't understand that. :/ So sorry. Yes, I did make the stationery.
Comment: I hope this goes through...I posted it about 6days ago. I thank you so much for your beautiful letter! I appreciate your sharing such lovely family tide-bits! Like you, family is so important. I pray you had a blessed holiday and that everyone enjoyed the 'finger-food' I look forward to future swaps with such a great partner!
Response: Yes, it went through. So glad you enjoyed my little tid bits. The finger foods were yummy. :)
Comment: What a terrific book! The illustrations are wonderful. Looking through it, it seems strangely familiar, as if I might have read it back in elementary school back in the fifties. Thanks so much.
Response: You're very welcome. I hesitated in sending that type of book, but I loved the illustrations also. So glad you are happy with it.
Comment: Thank you so much for all my gifts! I love them and thank you for sending Jacob some presents as well. You are so sweet and wrapped the presents beautifully! God bless you and Merry Christmas!
Comment: What a fantastic assortment of gifts! I must admit that my fave was the altered clothespin... I use clothespins ALL the time, for so many different things, but never thought to make them PRETTY. Multiple hearts for you, my friend. Thank you!
Comment: Gaye -
The package was great and so generous. I love all of it. The magnet your made is on my fridge--so cute and appropriate for the season. Don't worry about being late, I totally understand.
Look forward to swapping with your again.
Comment: Aw - I *love* my package of vintage ephemera goodies - it's brought a big smile to my face (and I've been sitting here chuckling to myself at some of the adverts!! :-P - e.g. "Don't feel TOO SAFE because it's winter! Underarm odor occurs as often in WINTER as in summer" ^_^ hehe! Thank you for the pweddy buttons too and the lace doily! <3
Response: You are so welcome. Some of those old ads are a 'hoot'. ;p
Comment: Thanks for the cute inchies you sent me....the button crumbled when it went into the machine...I had to go pick them up at the post office due to owing postage...next time write on the envelope NON MACHINABLE and anytime you have a lump it need extra .20 cents ...my favorite is the face inchie !!! thanks again...
Comment: I am so jealous of your cardmaking skills. I'm not bothered by the bit of orange. It balances well with purple, and it smelled YUM! The Gooseberry Patch book has given me a ton of ideas for Christmas gifts this year. I LOVE the vintage cookbooks! I wonder just how old that one Calumet booklet is... From the way people are dressed, it looks really old. I'm torn between crafting or cooking with it! Thank you so so much for a great package!
Response: I'm so glad you are pleased with your package. It was fun putting it together for you. I know what you mean about the Calumet booklet. Maybe you can scan and print some of it??? I'm not real handy with the scanner myself, but I know that it can be done. :)
Comment: Pretty. I may leave those ones mounted on that thing, just make it more permanent. I usually keep them in a book, but that looks awesome like that. I can hang it next to or over my bookshelves. :)
If I could give you 10 hearts for this package, I really would. I was so delighted with all you sent me. Your package really made my day!! You chose some beautiful scrap papers, fun, unique stickers, a wonderful mixture of buttons, the adhesive rhinestones (which I love), and stampers! Thank you so much for all you sent!!
Response: I'm happy that you are happy. :) Thanks for rating and heart!
Comment: OH MY!! Received your wonderful work of art today! I don't want to actually USE it, just want to set it on the coffee table and enjoy it!! Thanks also ever so much for the added "goodies" and the small notebook. All are just wonderful!
Comment: A beautiful teaCup and I adore the tiny extras. I confess I had to get the magnifying glass out to see the gnome in the necklace.it is a gnome, correct? lol but i adore the extras.
Thank you for a very special package that added a sparkle to my day
Response: You are very welcome. Yeahp, it's a gnome. :)
Comment: Yay! I am thrilled with the subjects you chose for the ATCs. The sunset with the quote was a nice combo, and I love the daisies with the green - great color choices! Really pretty. Thanks again!
Comment: Gaye, thank you so much!your swap arrived today, a wonderful surprise in a "normal" day, I called Pietro that came to see his gift, he's so happy with everything and proud for the card addressed to him, he send you a big huge and a kiss for each cheek, thanks for the cards you made for me and for my first dotee doll I love the colors and fabrics you used,thanks for the box full of goodies, thanks for all and happy 2010
Comment: I'm sorry for the late rating. Thank you so much for the wonderful vintage cookbooks as well as for the napkins and potholders. I think the napkins wil be perfect for the small Thanksgiving dinner I'll be having next year. Happy holidays!
Comment: What a beautiful purple book, thank you so much! I love all the pages, especially the beaded one. I found it to be a challenge, also, but well worth the effort! I absolutely adore the weaving you did on the front page! Many hearts to you!
Comment: What a really lovely swap..I love the purse, it's cute as can be, and then, all the great stuff inside..well, what can I say, thank you thank you THANK YOU...wonderful halloween socks, lil' punkin, basket, beautiful bracelets, "smell good-goodies,"...etc..etc..etc (too much to even list!)..and I absolutely LOVE the little pottery piece...it's lovely!! Also, it was so sweet of you to wrap each item..it was like Christmas or my birthday!! You deserve more hearts, thanks so much...you are awesome!
--Your swap pal,
Response: So glad you liked it all. I had fun "treasure hunting" for you. I was a little worried that the purse might be a little on the small size. I'm happy that I made you happy. =)
Comment: Gaye, your package arrived today, I'm really speachless!the skinny you made is so beautiful and reaveals the fact you're a great artist with paper works, plus all the extras you sent are just amazing, here I can't find nothing similar, thanks a lot for considering my love for kitchen and food and thanks for your sweet note as well!My nephew reminds of you and sends you a huge kiss, he also asked to me "do you think we can make other charms as Christmas present for the American lady?":)
Response: I'm so glad you are pleased with everything I sent. You and your nephew are very special to me. Give him a hug from me and maybe we can do a private Christmas swap of some kind?
Comment: WOW! This was the most amazing swap I've ever received! I love the ATCs that you sent, and the fact that they were tailored to my profile made me feel so special! What a talented artist you are - your package really made my day! Cheers :)
Response: Glad I made your day. =) I enjoyed creating the ATCs for you.
Comment: They are all so pretty, thank you! And I love the button fairie! I have been here at swap-bot for almost a year and have never seen one in person till now. I think I will try to make one now. thanks
Response: So glad that you liked everything. That was my **first** button fairy. But now that I've made one, I'm sure I'll be making more.
Comment: What wonderful packages you sent. I love the scrapbook papers and am already dreaming up ways to use them. The ribbons, the paper clips and the notepads are all fabulous! I will use them in the next few weeks as school starts again. I would give you a ten if I could--thanks for being a wonderful swap partner.
Response: I can't believe you've received them already! So glad you are happy with everything. Hope we get another chance to swap some time. Gaye
Comment: The ATC is just too fabulous! And the extra goodies just put a smile on my face! Where did you get those super cool cellophane things that I can make copies with? I really, really appreciate everything :)
Response: Your happy rating put a smile on MY face. Thanks! I'll PM you about those "overlays".
Comment: Gaye, I just love the wonderful package you put together for me. The penny pocket is gorgeous and I love the extra one you sent. I just love vintage chenille, so thank you so very much for sending that. And, all the little goodies inside, I'm thrilled and will put them to good use. I especially loved reading your not to me as well. I Love it when people think about things like who might have had that bedspread on their bed...and what they dreamed about etc. I always like to hear stories about stuff when i buy it from antique and vintage shops...it's like it has a past that needs to be acknowledged! You're great!
Response: I'm so glad you liked your penny pockets. I really enjoyed creating them for you. Thanks for the rating. Hope we swap some more!!
Comment: Gaye~they are simply GORGEOUS!! I L.O.V.E THEM!! Thank you sooo much!! Now to bind them (although I think I'll have to re-do the two "I" did, because they aren't as pretty as yours!!). Thank you so much!!
Response: =) Well now, flattery just might get you more pages. LOL Glad you are happy with them. Ready to do another Private swap with you anytime.
Comment: I loved everything! Where in the world did you get that strawberry potholder? You sent a wonderful package. Sorry I didnt rate you sooner. We have an ice storm and I'm just now getting on line. Take care
Comment: You are so talented! The notecards are my fav, but I love the stuffed penguin and the kleenexes, too. I am especialy happy about the address labels - I just moved and had not got ones for my new address yet.
Response: So glad you are happy with the swap! Could you tell that the penguin is made from a glove? :)
Comment: The dotee you sent is awesme! I have her hanging on my computer desk. When I brought the package in the house, I kinda shook it a little bit and it did make me smile ALOT because I love jingle bells. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!
Response: Oh wow!! It's always so nice to know you made someone smile. :) Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Love the felt snowflake coasters and the tiny ornament! Plus what a delightful way to package the flat stamp - and it's a birdie, which I do not have! Lovely swap! Thx and hugs, Terry P.S. The coffee smells great - will try it very soon.
Comment: Oh my!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! My ATC's are going to look great with all this stuff! I've seen the Cuttlebug in stores but haven't yet invested in one! The papers are gorgeous and just in time for me to practice some handmade greeting cards and such over break in November. All the charms and fun embellishments are great of course and will get lots of use :D And the dotee faces, wowee!! They're just so cute! I can't wait to use them on my newfound addiction :D Everything was absolutely wonderful and I'm so happy to have swapped with you! I look forward to doing it again!!
Response: I had fun putting it together. I absolutely LOVE my Cuttlebug. ;-p
Comment: Waaw what a wonderful swap you've sent to me ! And don't feel sorry about the socks or the hat ... maybe one day it will come (lol)! It is also a long time ago since I knitted something ... and you really brightened up my day! Thanks!
Janien (antwerp in belgium)
Comment: Hi-Thank you Thank you Thank you!! What a wonderful job!! I love you picked the Halloween theme, and that they are all on a black background. It was nice of you to study my profile :). Thank you for the extras too. I will treasure this set of cards!! Theresa :)
Response: Great!! I was hoping the Halloween theme would make you happy. :)
Comment: I absolutely love the ATCs that you made for me. They are beautiful. I wish I was your student, so I can learn from you. I will keep these forever. And the extras are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! :o)
Response: So glad you liked them. We can swap one on one anytime. :)
Comment: Thank you Gaye! The sweet potato casserole sounds really good and easy to make too! Thank you for the extra stickers and paper, and putting it in a sleeve! I will be getting a book soon to keep it in!
Comment: Oh my gosh! Thank you so so much for the absolutely beautiful book! I'm in total awe of it, seriously! It's wonderful. You do great work! A hundred added virtual hearts for it! Thank you as well for the Sixlets you added for my sweet tooth. Yum!
Response: Gayle, so glad you liked it. Now your part begins. You have to fill it up with Winter memories and photos. :-p Hope to be in more swaps with you.
Comment: Your letter made me homesick for where I am from in Illinois (odd reason but thats why Im giving you a heart). I live in Florida now in a much bigger city... Thanks for the newspaper clippings. Your "hometown" sounds cozy and your letter reflects your pride.
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the newsy letter, the tea, and the nature walk cut-outs! I enjoyed reading the letter and think that it is wonderful that you got to go back to your hometown after your lifetime of travels - and yet you still get to go on trips now and then - sounds like the perfect scenario! Thanks again - and happy swapping!
Comment: I totally LOVE everything! I especially love the altered coaster. The colors match my bedroom, where I will hang it. I can't wait to use it all. Great packaging. everything was wrapped beautifully. Thank you so much. It made my day.
Response: That was quick!! I'm so glad you are happy with it all. That makes MY day. :)