Comment: awesome and unique collage ATC!! ...love, love 💜 all the little different details you used!!... I like the heart shaped "bubbles"...not seen that wrap before...so cool!!...looks great in the background!...thank you for the fish goodies as well...love, 💕love the decorated envelope, too...cute and fun stickers with all the postage stamps!!!..👏🏼...wishing you and yours much care and safety for the next couple of months over there in China!!!...thanks again...cheers!
Comment: Hi Arlyna. I have to tell you I was crushed when I found the dreaded not from the postmaster in my box saying they had accidentally ruined your letter. The beautiful envelope you made was shredded. However, tucked safely inside what was left of the envelope was your ATC. It’s so cute. I love it and it’s little leg being eaten off. Thanks so much for the awesome card.
Response: OH no!!!! I am so relieved that the ATC has arrived intact in spite of the outside being ruined!
Comment: Thank you for the cool Shanghai postcard. I have been there a few times, both for business and pleasure. I am always enchanted by the city and contrast of modern with old China. Much appreciated!
Comment: Thank you for everything! Of all the ATCs I have received, the one you sent is by far my favorite; I absolutely LOVE it!!! 💕 In fact, I love everything you sent including the envelope! I wish I could give you more than one heart because I certainly would. Thank you a thousand times!!! 😊🌷💕
Comment: The front of this envelope was sovered in amazing stamps, big ones and little ones. All of them were art. Inside was a delicate little envelope with a bunny card inside and then I got my ATC. Thank you very much for this swap, if you would ever like to private swap an ATC or two, please do contact me. This was a delight.
Response: Thank you so much! (P.S. yes did contact you if you are interested in a private swap)...
Comment: I LOVED the panda PC. Please put the name of your swap on the PC, though. I am in several PC swaps and had to wade through them all to find which one was from you. Thanks for the fun PC, though!
Response: so sorry....! I may have ran out of space or completely forgot! Sincere apologies for the trouble this has caused you...
Comment: Hi Arlyna, a panda is definitely Chinese...how nice that you’ve visited my country. Our son visited China last year, during a school-exchange, he liked it very much...everyone wanted to get a picture with him, he’s very long. Maybe they thought he was a famous person 😂.
Response: LOL! Yes, if your son went to smaller cities or was somewhere that is very touristy, yes, he is bound to experience that :-)
Comment: It took over 2 months but it made it. Thank you for a lovely atc. And I love the envelope and stamps. Hope your holidays were safe and fun and you are looking forward to a beautiful Spring. Thanks, again and happy swapping.
Comment: I wish they would have more than a one heart rating. Love the collage you made, the cuttings and colors are so great. Love the postage stamps and Chinese writings. I checked out your Instagram and your city is just beautiful. Thank you so much for the time you took to make such an awesome postcard for me! Take care and Happy New Year 2019!! Judy
Response: your words warm my heart! thank you so much!
Comment: What a beautiful ATC! It just arrived today!! I am quite surprised how long it took to arrive in the mail, but the envelope and contents were in good shape. I love the mushroom stickers!!!!!!! Thank you
Response: that is so long! nevertheless I am grateful you received it!
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful card! It took me a minute to see the girl in it, but now it's obvious. I have one of those waving cats my daughter got me in New York's Chinatown, and I love it! Also thanks for the nice little pack of goodies and the postcards. Very generous, thanks so much!
Comment: Love the fun ATC and the tiny decorated envelope. And thanks so much for lovely postage on the envelope. A ❤️ for the birds and flowers — they are my favorite foreign postage. I love to craft with them afterwards.
Comment: Many thanks for the ATC(coins) and the lovely extra's! I am also very dighted about the lot of nice stamps on the envelope; very pretty! Many thanks! And yes, I really LOVE cats A LOT! :-D Give your 2 cats a hug from me! XO - Ellen
Comment: It is past time for me to complete rating. Of course I will gladly change this rate if the card arrives. UPDATE the card arrived Oct 27! It is a lovely ATC. The heart is for the beautiful stamps on the envelope. So happy the replacement made it here!
Response: THANK YOU FOR CHANGING THE RATING. AND GLAD YOU RECEIVED THE ATC, FINALLY!
To be honest, when I saw what you rated me, it just disappointed and just made me speechless. I've always sent my swaps on time. I do not have control over mail delivery. All these I have explained before. I can re-send you a new one to but yet again, I cannot control how long this mail will take.
Comment: Wow another fabulous ATC. I'm going to have to up my game next time we're swap partners. I can't believe you got so many techniques onto one little ATC. Amazing. And the card and envelope was wonderful too... Along with the extras. Thank you so much. Ann
Comment: Girl, Im so happy to have found the swap as you forgot to put the name on the postcard. Whew. Thank you for the pretty postcard! Hearts to you. For some reason the thingy wont allow me to heart. I dont know why. But thank you.
Response: terribly sorry! I remember being excited about this sending this PC, so may have completely slipped my mind when I mailed it!
Comment: Just today I was telling my office mate I had not yet received my "bird" ATC, then i checked the mail and there was the BEAUTIFUL bird atc! Thank you, it is lovely and thank you for the extras as well. Cute donut note!
Comment: updated 4/15/16: I received a new postcard from Arlyna along with some extras. I never received anything from this swapper. I sent a message a week before rating her to give her an opportunity to explain. She last logged in on January 20, 2016. I will re-rate if I ever receive anything.
Response: Hi! Just responded. And yes, was not logged in at anytime after Jan 20 as I was busy moving. Please let me know what to do for this swap as I sent mail containing someone else's postcard in it.
Comment: Your Christmas card finally arrived and it was well worth the wait!! I love the shaped card, your cheery message, and the gorgeous postage stamps. My Christmas was peaceful and quiet this year. I hope yours was delightful also. Here's wishing you all the best for 2016!! Cheers, dogie
Comment: Hi :
I loved your work on the beautiful bird ATC :) it's really very pretty â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
I received your parcel today and yes though it took a long time to travel it was worth waiting for the envelope :) thank you also for the little extras you sent along with the ATC â˜ºï¸ðŸ’Œ
Comment: The fun and wonderful card arrived today! I love the stamp (from China)' and design of it! Cutest bunny and bugs tape, too! Thank you for joining my swap, I am so lucky to have you as my partner!
Comment: This arrived today. Not sure how long that took to travel here. I thought you might want to know for calculating travel times for PCs to the USA. It arrived in great shape. I loved reading your message. So glad you were my partner.
Response: Thank you and glad to hear it arrived in great shape... Was worried because of how thick it was from other folded postcards I bought before... :-)
Comment: Hello po Ate Arlyna :D Didn't know that you were a Filipina... and from Tacloban ::D I wish that I could have met you in person when you visited the Philippines...
Thank you po pala dito sa card na to :) Ganda ng Deco Rush na ginamit niyo po, ang astig ng design :D I wonder magkano po yung mga ganyang tapes jan? Mahal kasi yung mga yun dito...
Ingat po kayo lagi :) I wanted to visit China someday ^^
Comment: Your ATC is very summer-y indeed! So bright and cheery. And all the way from China! I think that may be a first for me. I hope you are enjoying your summer as well. Thanks again for your beautiful ATC :)
Comment: Yes! It came today! Thanks for the newsy postcard of the men drinking tea! We have already done some short trips this summer; we have another short one planned for September. Since we're retired, we plan to go to St. Maartin's in November. You sound like a teacher - my husband taught for 33 years & many of our friends are teachers. Our son & his wife just had another baby, so they aren't planning to go anywhere soon. Our daughter is planning a trip to Spain in August. A high school friend is getting married there.
Hope everything goes well for you!
Comment: Thanks so much for your the great mixed-media ATC. I love it! Carpe diem is my motto, as if you knew:) Also thanks for the pretty pocket, card, envelope and beautiful stamps. I hope swap-bot lets me send to you one day. I'm hoping to do more in the numbers series. Best wishes! Barbara (Xira)
Comment: Arlyna! this is a BEAUTIFUL Pocket letter! I love it! You did an incredible job and it's amazing! I love the paperfolding, the bits of wisdom and the confetti and how you stitched everything.. its GORGEOUS! This deserves 100 Hearts !!! <3 <3 <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the Beautiful Pocket Letter. It truly is exquisite! I love the paper you wrapped it in as well. It was a like receiving a birthday gift! Thank you for putting so much work and care into this! I love it!
Comment: I owe you a HUGE apology, I am SO SORRY for giving you a 1. The whole postcard in its entirety is absolutely beautiful and amazing. If I could re-heart you I so would! I'd give you 10!!
Response: Can you please let me know why I got a 1 rating? If you have not received the postcard, please let me know and I will re-send. Please also note that the postcard is coming from China and sometimes can take longer than usual.
Comment: What a wonderf envelope! Beautiful stamps ...loved the postcards and you note... So warm and from Shanghai ! Now about the atc... Stars falling beautiful colors looks so different in different light and such a great design... I cannot thank you enough for or of the best atcs ever!
Comment: Hi Arlyna. Your pc took a journey of 39 days from China to Ohio, USA. I love the extra pcs for me and the one I am to forward on (I hate to part with it). Thank you, also, for the package of stamp stickers - they are beautiful. I enjoyed your Chinese New Year greeting. Your message is so special. I wish I could give you a million hearts. Here are a few extra â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥. I wish you a mailbox overflowing with many happy surprises.
Comment: The deadline was Oct 21, and I saw that you marked the swap a day late. Then on Oct 26, you messaged me saying you found it in your bag and that you had finally sent it. I will rerate if anything comes. EDIT: received both the original and the second one. Thanks.
Comment: I am so sorry for rating this so late. I have been taking a long break from swapbot because I was preparing for my wedding. It was over now and I am back on swap bot. Thank you for your swap. :)
Comment: Hi, this was due to be mailed by Sept. 15. On Sept. 24 you messaged me that you would mail it soon. Oct. 18 I messaged you asking when you sent the card. You have been on line since then but not responded. I will most certainly change this rating when I receive something. I'm not sure if it was the original or the resend however a very nice post card arrived today. Thank you.
Response: Julia, I may have been online but was not checking the site, my computer is set to open up the last session I had. Yes, I did mail it as soon as I have sent you the message.
Response: Hi! I believe I responded to your message this morning...? I've been caught up with my kids getting back to school, last-minute travels etc hence did not see the message until this morning...
Comment: I was so excited to get this. Both ATCs were great, but I love the technique on the yellow, the embellishments on the red. Thanks SO much for pairing up with me for these! You also sent some really amazing extras, thanks for those too. I don't know what the little figures are... Bookmarks? Whatever they are, they are so cute. Thanks again for everything. :0)
Response: Yes, the little China Opera characters are bookmarks. Glad you liked both ATC...
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade PC. Handmade are my favorites as they allow us to use are creative juices. I Love it. I did have a wonderful holiday and came home to a stack of mail from my swaps so I had lots of smiles when I got home. and Your postcard was one that made me smile. Thanks for being great swap partner. Happy Swapping
Comment: thanks so much for all of the "goodies" that you sent! i especially love getting things from so far away...that's why i don't mind any wait! things from other countries are always so different and pretty. your ATC is just lovely...makes me think of cherry blossoms in china! :))
Comment: Arlyna - Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard from Shanghai! :D I would love to visit someday! <3 I'm also in love with the gorgeous stamps you used, they're so pretty! I hope you have a nice trip to "Wuxi" this summer! :D Love, Kat <3 xoxo
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely squares!! And for the crochet hooks and the strap. Don't worry about it being late. I was expecting it to take extra time since it was coming from so fat. Thank you again! You rock! \m/ >.< \m/
Comment: Hi Arlyna, I picked up your envp at the post office today - I love the wooden postcard and I'm so glad they didn't try to jam it into our little mail slot! Thanks for the card, wonderful stickers and the pens - I look forward to trying everything out! Jen
Response: Cool! Great to hear that they (all the stuff) arrived in 1 piece! :-)
Comment: Thank you for your postcard, sorry for the late reply, my husband put your postcard in a 'safe' spot and I have only just discovered it. What sort of crafts do you like to do, you mentioned it but not what type. Did you get a chance to see any of the olympics?? The city looks just gorgeous!
Comment: Got your PC today: It's got to be among my FAVorite postcards ever! I've never got one from Shanghai-- so beautiful. And thanks so much for writing a thoughtful message, and nice stamps! Thanks again :) :)
Comment: What a fabulous card! Thank you so much. It reminds me of my favorite day trip to Zhouzhuang. As the primary tour guide for many, many visitors to Shanghai it could get a bit tiring to see the same sites over and over, but I never got tired of wandering around the water towns. Thanks for a lovely reminder!
Response: Thank you, too! I enjoyed reading about your time in Shanghai :-)
Comment: Hi Arlyna,
Thank you for the beautiful postcards and new year stamps and souvenir folder. They are really a nice memory of 2012. I will place them in my China folder this weekend. The little bookmark dolls are so cute. The one holding the bunnies is my favorite.
Response: Thank you Barbara! So glad that you liked the stuff I sent! Yes, some of those stamps are especial as it's not easy finding or even buying them from the post office!