Comment: Wow..What a wonderful surprise to open your letter. Love, Love the St. Patrick's ATC and all the wonderful extras. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Thank you<3<3<3
Response: Oh my gosh! I am so glad you got it! I was worried with the Canada address. I never do international swaps. This swap got by me. The lady at the Post Office said it would be $6 and I was like "oh heck no"! So, I sent it myself from an automated machine and it was much cheaper but I was worried. Yay! I am glad you liked everything. Thank you for the heart and the great rating. :):)
Comment: Thank you for the rooster! It was much appreciated, as well as the little tag. You must have been telling the truth when you said you loved roosters with the paper and having a stamp to use ^_^
Response: I love HENS! lol Female chickens are the best!!! I am so glad you liked everything. :) Thank you for the heart and the great rating. :)
Comment: Thank you for my matchboxes and the halloween goodies! Looking forward to more matchbox swaps-thanks again!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I will post more matchbox swaps soon. I also have a group. You can check my profile page if you are not already a member! Thank you for the great rating and the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the spring atc, I love ladybugs! :) Thank you also for the nice note and the tea. I actually used to live pretty close to you in Hayward and my dad lived in Pleasenton. Small world! :)
Response: I grew up in San Leandro and my brother graduated from Hayward High! I just drove to Pleasanton to go to Kaiser this morning! Very small world indeed. :) Thank you for the terrific rating!
Comment: Tia thank you so much for the wonderful things you sent. The Easter stickers are so neat! I love the art, ladybug & penguin stickers! Thank you also for the nice message you sent me. I did read it and have been really busy but I will get back with you!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything!
I hope you can enjoy the stickers with your grandkids. You lucky duck having grandkids!!! :)
Thank you for the awesome rating and the heart!
Response: Thank you so much for the awesome rating! Maybe you did like my chicken pictures after all! :) I love my chickens but most of my friends who don't have chickens wonder how I can gush all over them! lol
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC, I do love it. Also thanks for the extras. ( I want to give the lizard to my cat, and maybe help him resist the temptation of bringing live ones to my bed. lol) Hugs Dawny
ps. cute envie thanks
Response: I'm really glad that you liked everything that I sent to you! Thank you for the amazing rating and the heart!
Comment: Very cute idea with the little envelope in the pocket. I will be using your idea.
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart. Yes, I have been in a few pocket ATCs and now I have been incorporating them into my ATC as a regular feature bc they are fun! I'm glad you liked it. xxoo Tia
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable ATC! And thanks also for the extra goodies. We went to Alaska 4 years ago and saw the sled dogs too. My dog is 48 lbs. and she pulled me on a large scooter for over 2 miles (over 3x her weight) ....and she was lovin' it!
Response: So cool! I would love my chickens to pull me on a scooter. haha Thank you for the terrific rating and the heart. xxoo Tia :)
Comment: Thanks for the adorable card and owl stickers! Yes Ranicka is my neighbor. She lives in the building next door to me. Our husbands work together, and our kiddos play together. I got her started on swap-bot and she loves it.
Response: You are so lucky to have a next door swapper! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!!
Comment: Tia! Thank you for the two beautiful ATC's. Your first ATC was beautifully made! I love what you did with the theme! Very creative! Thank you for taking the time to make the octopus ATC for me :) It is too cute and meant a lot to me! You are very talented! I'm glad you liked the swap and I hope you have a great summer! Blessings! :) There will probably be a Love ATC #2 swap soon so keep a look out! :) -Liberty
Response: OH I am so glad you liked it. I felt unsure bc I didn't have two people in the Love ATC and then I felt like I had nothing to give you that you would like which is why I made the octopus ATC. YAY! Thank you for the heart and the rating. xxoo Tia
Comment: Tia, I love my bees. One year between college years I spent the summer as a girl scout counselor. My name was "bee" . So bees have been my thing. I love how you did it and will have to examine it closely to figure out how to make some my self. Thank you!
Response: What a great story! I did the same thing between high school and college, tho. I was "Taffy"! Thanks for the great rating and the heart! Yay! xxoo Tia
Comment: I love your envie and drawing, sooo cute! You did a great job. I think it is so neat that you have been friends with your BFF for so long. My BFF and I are on year 45, friends since 2nd grade. It is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I love all the tags, perfect. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: OMG! Fantastic! Maybe I should do a me and my BFF envie next time. :) Thank you for your positive review of my lame drawing. I appreciate the rating and the heart! xxoo Tia
Comment: Hey Tia! Thanks so much for your adorably decorated envelope! So bright and cheerful; it was a pleasure to look at and nicely coordinated (with the stamp and everything) :) Also enjoyed your little song! I had never heard of that before, but I liked it - thanks for sharing! :) The teeny little note was also cute!
Response: Yay! SO glad you liked everything and thank you for the awesome rating! xxoo Tia
Comment: Hey Tia!
What a cute springtime fun envie :D
I love decorated envelopes/mail art, so thanks for hosting ♥
And thank you for such a thoughtful surprise! -Woo Hoo! Ha ha
Hope you have a lovely Spring-
Take Care & Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the terrific rating and the heart. So glad you liked everything! Happy Spring!!! xxoo Tia
Comment: Thank you for the pretty atc you made for me and the extra items. There was $1.05 postage due on this. Thanks very much for hosting this swap !
Response: I have also gotten notices in on swap mail to me that says "postage due". I have never paid it bc I didn't know what it meant. LIke do I leave money in the mailbox? DId you have to pay the $1.05? How did you pay like did you leave it in the mailbox? I will PM you bc I am happy to pay the extra postage if you had to pay this. SORRY!!! xxoo Tia
PS. stamps sent today 2.3.2013! I also made you an officer in my decorated envie group so please create a swap soon. I love your profile. We sound a lot alike! :)
Comment: Tia, Thanks so much for this wonderful envie and all the extras!!! I am thrilled that you will be making a bike tour of Alaska. Do you have your route yet? Maybe you can take the Ferry and come down to Kodiak! You would love it! PM me if you want! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I will keep you posted my wonderful Alaskan friend! I'm glad you liked everything. :) xxoo Tia
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful Swap!!!! I love all the Snoopy stuff you placed inside. I just love Woodstock and the joy in life these two little characters have! 10,000 hearts to you! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS. Been to SFC and it's a nice place to visit ;)
Comment: Wow, totally absurd that we were the only ones in this swap. I would have thought that there would be more interest in poetry in this creative environment! But alas, it's just you, me, and ole' EE!
Comment: oh bad news the envie arrived today half of it missing and it was empty (though you might have sent it empty since the swap name is on the envie) I guess it got wet since it rained =(
Response: Oh no! I never send empty envies and I always write on the cover. That is very disappointing. I'm sorry! Boo! I live in California and it is 10 degrees today. I don't know why the envie would be wet! Boo!
Comment: Thank you, your envelope put a smile on my face. When I started reading it, I was like, this sounds familiar and then I was like oh now I know why. : )
Response: lol! Your profile inspired me and I started changing the envelope to match Stevie B! Lol Spring Love, baby! ha! I had a fun time doing your envie and watching old videos on youtube. Pretty fun!
Response: Thank you so much for giving me the chance to re-send. I honestly don't know what happened to your prayer. You deserved it for hosting such a lovely swap! God Bless you dear and your precious sons and husband! xxoo Tia
Comment: What a beautiful tree - merry Christmas ♥ Oh I wish I could see it in real and meet you and your lovely family ♥
Response: Thank you for sending gem the link to your wonderful pictures on Flicker! I feel the same way about you dear friend! You are always welcome to visit when you are in California and I will bang down your door when I am in Austria. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas tree with me! I also enjoyed the extra photograph of your "year-round tree"! How neat! Very pretty! Happy holidays to you and your family and I also wish you a fast and speedy recovery!!
Comment: THANK YOU!!! I loved my envelope and card!! The recipes look very good too! I actually have a lemon tree in my yard and I am excited to try the lemonade recipe!! Im sorry for the late rating! :O( But I want you to know how much I liked everything!! If i could Id give you more stars!!! :)
Comment: Thankyou Tia for the lovely letter about your Grandpa, it was so nice to read about him and he was so special to you. thankyou for sharing your memories of your grandpa with me, and thankyou Tia for the nice pictures of you family. My dear grampop(granddad) was special too) have a nice day love Jennifer.
Response: Thank you for the kind words, Jennifer! :) xxoo TIa
Comment: Hi tia,
have your card already ! fast huh?
thanks for the nice homemade card super cute extras, you've really done your best
Greetings from the Netherlands
Response: I'm happy that you got the card so fast! I was horrified at the post office when they said it might take awhile and I had to declare customs. Happy Valentine's Day! :) I'm so happy that you liked everything!! :)
Comment: Thanks for the neat card! And about my name, I have never actually met another one, although I did read about a female police officer with the same name a few years ago. And my husband says one of the reasons he married me is that Pamelia Lake was one of his favorite fishing spots when he was growing up in Oregon! Go figure!
Comment: Thank You sooo much for the adorable decorated envie of eggs, grass, carrots and I love the way you put my name inside an egg that you drew..very creative:-) The kids loved their stickers too. Thank You so much! I loved it all, the snoopy card was adorable too:-)
Comment: Great swap as usual! I always enjoy swapping eating local info...and struggles. LOL Now with spring coming I am really ready to get into it!
Response: Spring is going to make it so easy for us to do, Heather. I went to a tiny Farmer's Market I came across yesterday and they had ONE booth but I bought an onion to support him. Come on, Spring! :)
Comment: You know, Bozophobia is really common. I have no problem with clowns, but plenty of my friends hate them, including one that had John Wayne Gacy as the clown for his older brothers 6th birthday party....
Response: Bozophobia...love that! haha Thank you for the heart and the rating. :)
Comment: Great answers! Thanks! Hope I've never homeless and dying around you though ... haha!
Response: ROTFLMAO!! I know...how callous and unfeeling I am! haha ALthough, I really wonder about people who say they would lose their job, etc. I mean, come on?!!! haha Oh unless you answered that and then I completely believe it! haha :) xxooTia
Comment: Thank you so much for your sweet little garden envi! it is so adorable! This is my first decorated envi swap - and i love what i have received! (its a good thing you sent me yours early, now i know what kinds of things to do!!!!) Thanks again! I love everything!
Response: I am so happy that you liked it! It was sort of a combo of my Valentine theme and love of the garden. Happy Valentine's Day!! xxooTia :)
Comment: Wow, so much lovely color and art! And thank you for the friendly offer to share garden pics- I'd love to in a few months when the ice is replaced with blossoms. I'm thinking of adding a gnome nook to the garden somewhere.....
Comment: Your home has such a positive vibe! I love how you have made your yard into a nursery for/of life.
Response: Thanks, Wendy! I sure hope you love the gnome envelope that I just sent you! It's cool to see someone in one of my swaps and another swap. It means we have similar interests which we do! I loved your profile b/c you sound like you have a love of garden life like me! I look forward to being in more swaps with you, xxoo Tia :)
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful recipes...and the extra HEALTHY ones are much appreciated....I absolutely love brussel sprouts, can't wait to try that one out! Thanks again, take care, happy swapping, Debi
Response: Hi Debi:
You will LOVE the brussel sprout one. I promise. Don't be a afraid to "cook the h&^%" out of it so taht it is brown and crunchy. YUM!!
Comment: I want to leave you a heart, but the swap-bot heart won't come up :( I will try again for the heart. Anyway, Thanks so much. I can't wait to try them. And they are all new to me so that will be even more fun.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I know you will love my recipes. They are easy and yummy. Enjoy!
Comment: What a clever little book! You included some of my favorite poets with lines I didn't remember. You are definitely an artist. Thank you for the added vellum phrases which I will put to good use. Let's do this again!
Response: I think I will do the swap again in a few months. Glad you liked it! :)
Comment: awww...the heart postcard you made was cute! that's weird that the post office wanted more than regular postage for it...as for the other goodies...I LOVE THEM! I love the cute, cute, cute elephant valentine and candies and heart box and pin! Thanks for being my valentine :)
Response: I am so glad you got it! I am annoyed b./c I sent the postcard from the post office originally. They should have charged me the proper postage in the first place. On well, at least you got your swap. Happy Valentine's Friend! :)
Comment: Hi! Tia...
What a big vegetables garden indeed! It is really good to live and eat organically. You've put up so much efforts. Salute! Great pix & descriptions. The pumpkin got eaten by squirrels was so cute.
Response: Correction...the pumpkin being eaten by the squirrel is TRAGIC! :) Gardener's woe!
Comment: We sure have been in swaps together. That's a good thing. HA HA. Thank you for your card. I love it and love the fact that it supports Pet Smart Charities and you did a great, yet very simple, job on the inside. Very nice. Thank you again.
Comment: Hello Tia,
Thank you for your decorated recipe your sent for the "Altered Recipe Card Swap--Christmas Cookie Ed." The recipe you sent is one that has been shared with me before(not in Swap-bot) but now I will have it to put in my personal recipe collection. It will have a special place in my recipe book when I get to the place I am ready to do a recipe book. It has been a pleasure to swap with you again. I hope we have further opportunities to swap again. Until that time(s) arrive, Happy Crafting!!!
Comment: How cute are those stickers! This is definitely my favorite swap yet! Thanks so much for the adorable stickers. The snoopy ones are to die for! A very happy and spooky Halloween to you! Thank you!
Comment: Yay for tea! teabags are quite useful to me right now, because I mostly own loose tea, and lack time to properly make it. It'll be nice to just throw a bag into a cup and go.
The ATC is beautiful as well. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks so much for my package! I love the notes, the Hello Kitty paper and the bookmark. Great stuff! (You might remember to include the name of the swap. I had to search to figure out which one it was. I guess I am in too many swaps!)