Comment: In you bright lime green letter you mentioned your whole life has changed and may not be the same, ever. Praise God, it's going to be *better* than ever before ! ! I'm excited to see what you do with the wallpaper :) I love the emoji writing paper, stickers and all, thank you and stay well.
Comment: Thanks! Hope your weather has improved. It's been gray and rainy the last several days here. Mother Nature is now blessing us with a crazy amount of water from just a few years ago when we were in signifcant drought for so long.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful quote! I 100% believe in it, even though I'm not religious. I'm about to become a mother for the first time and these thoughts have been running through my mind when I look back on my own childhood. I don't remember the presents or the material stuff, I remember the times spent with my parents and my family.
Comment: Thank you for the kind message! I am finding myself drawn back into what I loved about Swap-bot. I think I might stay. So tempted to learn how to make those ATCs and other crafts! Anyway, have a great day!🌻
Comment: Hi, I smiled to read you didn't know what to do with so many lips :) I bet I can find something do with 'em. The bright green paper is awesome, makes a fun letter. Your one room cabin sounds like so many of the new apartments in this area, but, I hope yours isn't as expensive, one room, $2,500 a month. God bless you
Comment: My friend, I've had your letter for several days and have been praying for you (when I was able). I was hit by a vicious strain of the flu 5 days ago which really knocked me for a loop and has left me with some worrisome side affects.
You and I have a connection that I cherish, you can tell me anything. I'll write you soon ( in cursive ) . Take care, I'm praying, Doskie
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card. And you were right, I did not receive your first card. But I was waiting before I rated just encase. I understand things get lost in the mail or the Holiday itself makes things hectic. :)
I feel the same way about Christmas. When I was little, it was the best time of year because, as you said, I would finally get to see family, all at once, together. Now-a-days, everyone has their own families and no one really travels for Christmas around here.
Anyway, thanks again! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm a little jealous, it isn't even really cold here in Washington. We haven't been getting our usual rain, let alone the snow everywhere else seems to be getting.
Comment: Love these! I don't have any of these - thank you!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm very glad you liked them! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the Heart as well. I was getting worried it hadn't made it! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to see it did! Thank you!
Comment: Hi, I got this letter just fine, your pretty cursive is easy to read and the extras are really great, thanks. I used a mail service for a while - Eagle Postal - they were not very good either. It's good to hear you've moved out of the hotel and are beginning to get re-established. Keep up the good swaps, and may 2018 be your best year ever.
Response: I am so glad that you got this letter. I guess for some reason postal services don't have the same standards as the post office! Maybe why they were cheeper! lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART as well and for you understanding.
Comment: I finally received the card from you a day shy of one month. I’m am only giving you a 5 because it’s post marked Nov 6th. This card got to go on a journey to a arts unknown. Lol. Merry Christmas.
Response: I am so sorry that you didn't get your letter? Are you sure because my other partner got theirs and I mailed them the same day! No worries I will mail again! Again I am so sorry that you haven't received it! I will mail and then leave it here when it is mailed! Thank you so much for swapping with me!
12/09/2017 Thank you so much for understanding that was the original send! I also wonder where mail goes when it doesn't make it to us on time! lol Merry Christmas!
Comment: Yes, the weather has been very nice! I hope all is well with you and your hubby. Quilt festival starts tomorrow. I have been looking forward to it. Thank you so much for your visit and for hosting wonderful swaps!
Have a blessed day!
Response: Mrs. Diane, everything here is slowly getting back to normal and the weather had been great up till yesterday! I am hoping the rain stays away from your festival! Have lots of fun! Hugs and more HUGS!
Comment: Hey, Jaimie! Thanks for the lovely note card and the little extras! You shouldn't have. :) I hope you are able to meet that goal of 365! Are you currently at 301 (as of 10/28/17)?
Response: Hi! Your very welcome and I'm glad you liked the little extra's living in a hotel it's hard to keep a lot of extra's to send in stuff! I am currently at 124 I wished I was at 301 lol I have a long way to go and a short time to get there! lol THank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Your letter is so pretty with such a clever use of washi tape to decorate it. I've been wondering how y'all were getting along and it was very good to get an update. God bless you as you and your family get settled into a new place, Doskie
Response: Doskie, you will not believe this but I couldn't find any paper of any kind in our room so I had to go ask the front desk for some copy paper... Once I got the paper I was like what good is this I can't send this as my paper to Doskie so I sat at the little table and there was the washi I was like OH YES its black and white and if I write in black and the paper is white it so matches lol No more wondering I'm sure you'll be tired of me by the end of the year because I need so many letters wrote I've got to write you! Hugs my friend.... Thanks so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: the sticker on the front of your envelope says, "smile, Jesus loves you", yes He does and I'm smiling :) I love the card and need the postage stamps. I like the recipe cards, I use them as pretty file cards to keep my pen pals info on. thank you.
Response: That is such a neat way to keep your pen pals info! I'll have to remember that when we are back into a home and out of Hotel! Your very welcome! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Edit 10/20/17- received my swap. Thank you for resending.
Edit 9/14/17 - even though you said you have resent this swap I still have not received anything at all from you
Response: I guess I don't understand the rules but aren't you supposed to rerate when you receive? I've resent. Thank you so much for considering to rerate me!10/9/17 I will be resending for the 5th time with tracking this coming Monday! (it is when I get paid). This Monday date will be 10/15/17 and tracking will be posted here! Tracking is through USPS tracking: 9500 1116 3291 7289 0291 24
Comment: Dear Jamie:
Thank you so much for the comments! I was surprised to learn that Texas is cool as I am so new to the US and I thought southern states are warmer :-) But it is nice to learn more about the weather! I was in Chicago yesterday and the weather was around 55 degrees. I love fall (fall in the US is like winter in Taiwan) and I hope you are enjoying the weather as well ;-)
Comment: Thank you! Great verse. I try to live by that verse. I think this world needs more love.
Response: Your very welcome! Yes, It is an amazing verse! We all should try to live by! YES MA'AM the world sure does need more love! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: thank you so much for the card. it truly is a blessing to find someone who understands real life. hurricanes can be scary and unpredictable. we are in what florida calls "hurricane season" its here until november. during this time a hurricane can hit at any moment.
im sorry to hear harvy took your house. makes my heart sad knowing.
Response: Your so welcome, Sweetie! I sure know how Hurricane season is! I was very hurt also but I know God has bigger and better plans! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Yes, I love music. Just cant get with the new stuff that is out now. My 13 year old daughter thinks I am old fashioned when it comes to music. I enjoy music that spreads positivity and or have meaning. Something music of today dose not do.
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I loved learning more about you and your family! Its so cool that you live in such a small town and able to grow your own food!
Response: Your very welcome! I'm so glad that you liked my letter! I always wonder when writing someone new if what I write is okay! lol Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet letter, I am sorry to hear about your husband but glad that he is getting better. We were not effected by Harvey but I am sadden for those that were. Happy Swapping and take care!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART!!! Thank you for being so kind as well!
Comment: Thank you for hosting such an interesting swap! Thank you for my goodies! I had no idea what to expect as was truly surprised when I opened my envelope! please let me know if you do it again.
Response: I'll be making another one tonight for tomorrow! I'm trying to get ride of a lot of stuff and down size but I'm not willing to throw it away lol Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and of course for the 5! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. I have told my hubby that if he retires this winter that I want him to do a garden in the spring. I think he really likes the idea. I may have to get you to tell him how to get started. I could always use a trip to Jean's Quilt Store up there. Heehee!
Response: You make me smile every time I see that J!!!!! lol I'm to silly I know! So sorry for the late response I've been in the hospital for a few days but all is well here now! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much Layla loves the Troll goodie pack you sent her and the socks. You spoil us, the book you sent is awesome, I cannot wait to start reading it. I hope to read it tonight. I am so sorry I didn't get the chance to read the letter yet, and for rating late, Layla had her ear specialist appointment yesterday and we were there most of the day. They removed her tube, and she is in some pain right now, but last night was terrible, we did get some sleep but we were up on and off, I will write you and mail on Tuesday. Have a great 3 day weekend
Response: Omgoodness, I am so glad that you got it and that you liked everything! I'm also glad I chose to include some of the goodies I have collected for Layla in that package and am so glad she liked as well! I'm under the weather and have been in the hospital the past 3 days so I'm running behind but I hope to catch up with everything with dates then all my other letters... lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART! YOUR TO SWEET!!!!
Comment: It's always so great to get a letter from you.Thank you so much for your letter and stationary and card! I'm afraid if I had to grow my own food we would just have to starve. My hubby keeps saying he's going to retire this year and I read into that "he's going to drive me crazy this year." LOL! I have thought about suggesting that he start a small garden for a hobby.
He has refused to learn to quilt.
Have a wonderful day!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked everything. Growing veggies are easier then you think because I thought the same thing! LoL your going to love it when he retires. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well! (((HUGS)))
Comment: Hi, my friend. It was so awesome to get a letter from you and the extra goodies are sweet :)
Response: I am do glad that you liked everything! I'm just learning what little goodies I can add in with the letters and they still be a flat envie! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you so much, Jamie! I love receiving letters from you! I'm so glad your school decided to consider keeping cursive in the teaching line up. The receptionist at the Drs. office said she has people who cannot sign their own name. That's sad. Have a blessed day and keep on writing!
Response: I am so to hear that you like hearing from me as I always get excited to see u as one of my partners! Thank you soooo soooo much for cheering me on! Thank you very much for the rating and of course the HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much you really made my day, I love the journal. I will be reading your letter this weekend. I just wanted to come on here and THANK YOU, I love what you sent me, I was having such a bad few days, and you made me feel so much better. I wish I can give you a thousand and a million hearts <3 <3 Love you my sister in Christ
Response: Awwww, I'm so glad that you liked everything! I'm also glad that it made you feel a little better.... Yay, that's what happy mail is supposed to do... Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART! -Hugs and more Hugs-
Comment: Best of luck with your garden sure sounds like fun, I wish I had a green thumb, but my house pants die on me in 3 days :( I live in an apartment and theirs smokers in every part of the building, which is why I think Layla and I get so sick all the time. I am praying to move out by next year. I need a nice house, I don't even care how small it is, as long as it has a back yard and I can plant. I want to plant herbs since I hear it's the easiest, then move on to vegetables, o the dreams I have LOL Thanks for your letter you gave me hope in planting
Response: It doesn't take as much as I thought to grow a garden... The new seeding things is because I didn't want to pay $3.50 for one tomato plant lol I know I know I'm so cheep! But why pay when I can grow my own... RIGHT? lol Thanks so much for the rating and the HEART.
Comment: I totally love your goal for the letters!! I know you can do it and I am so rooting for you and the other 25 people to be able to make the goal and keep cursive in your school district. That is very admirable! I don't know why the schools feel this isn't a needed subject!!
Response: Thank you so much for rooting for us! I really hope we all make it! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Thanks for the letter and all the wonderful goodies, Jaimie!! I am going to hold on to it and when I get partnered with you again I will respond. It's just a matter of time :)
Response: Your so very welcome! I didn't realize when I started these letter swaps that it would work out where we would get each other again and again and I don't know about everyone else but I love it! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Thank you for the swap, qualitative feedback I don't get sending napkins. Not a fun item to open/receive.
Response: Your very welcome! I sent napkins because they are used in the journaling world and the atc world as well you can even decorate a envelope with them. So sorry for you that you don't know how to use them and it wasn't a fun item to open/receive... Maybe you could watch some utube video's and find something to do with napkins that you would enjoy and learn something NEW! Thank you so much for the rating and the "QUALITATIVE FEEDBACK"!!!!
p.s. there were other things in there besides the 1 NAPKIN!
Comment: Thanks for the great letter and all the extras! I hope everything goes well with your new job, I'm sure you can do it!
Response: Your very welcome! I'm just learning what extra's I can add with letters so I hope you enjoy and can use them! Thank you so much for the kind words! THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the rating and the HEART as well!
Response: It is so hard for me to write back to back letters I'm always afraid I'm going to repeat myself and try very hard not to. Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and all the goodies. Your handwriting is perfection!! I will write back soon. (We were matched in another letter writing swap, so you have a letter coming to you from me now!)
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you so much for the kind words about the handwriting. I can't wait to receive your letter! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART as well!
Comment: Sorry for never rating! Was sitting here writing you a letter and I thought - I don't think I ever rated Jaimie for the swaps!
Response: No worries!!! I just picked up some new binders to save all my letters from the letter swaps and of course my penpals get a whole binder to their self lol *wink wink* THank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: To answer your questions, I like long letters, and I have joined these swaps in order to enjoy writing long letters.
Response: oh cool I never thought of answering the questions in the rating! I hope my letter wasn't so hard to read I tried really hard not to have the t9 texting in it... THANK YOU so much for the rating!
Comment: Hi! Thanks for your swap. I especially liked the black stationary. I never used a black paper before but I can imagine how beautiful it will turn out! Thanks again!
Response: You are very welcome for the swap! I haven't ever used it but I loved the idea of using the white gel pen so I had to grab it when I seen it. Thank you so much for the rating and of course the HEART as well!
Comment: Hi Jamie! I enjoyed reading your letter. It sounds like you had a busy, but fun weekend! I hate all the clean up too ;( unfortunately, my team didn't win....so disappointed. Thank you for the extras! i love adding things like that to my journals. Have a good weekend.
Response: Your very welcome! I'm sorry your team didn't win (if I was a football fan that would have been the team I went for too.) I love writing letters and I am glad you enjoyed it! I worry about that sometimes lol Thank you so much for the rating and the of course for the HEART!
Comment: Thanks for your mail. I would be very interested to know more about the book! Actually it sounds pretty interesting! If you read it, and remember me, please let me know how was the book, maybe I will try to look for it too *.*
Response: Your very welcome! Soon as I am done with it I will email you all about it! Thank you so much for rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for your happy mail! I loved reading your note- that is awesome about all the baby blankets you made- I bet the best part is getting to hand them our <3 and all the sweet surprises you included will be useful for my crafting, thanks again!
Response: Your very welcome! I'm so glad you liked reading then note and yes, the best part is getting to hand them out! Thank you so much for the rating and of course for the HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the fun samples. There's such a great variety here! And thanks also for the cute tag and label extras. Awesome swap!
Response: You are very welcome Ma'am! I'm so glad they made it there! The post office had this delivery date all wrong lol Thank you so much for understanding my paranoid state. lol Also thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pictures. It looks very peaceful where you live! Your cat is funny to just be laying around like that! Plus it looks like you got a wonderful Christmas gift! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Wow, that was some fast rating! lol Your very welcome as I had a lot fun with this swap! Oreo keeps you on your toes that's for sure! My Christmas present has been a dream since I was about 5. When my husband said you will have to go outside to see your gift from me I busted out laughing and said "OH thanks for the cow but a car would be great" lol jokes on me lol Thank you so much for the rating and of course the HEART!
Comment: You totally made my day! I wish I could give a higher rating. Thank you so much for the special surprise! I'm still smiling! what an awesome swap!! :)
Happy swapping! :)
Response: I'm so glad that it made your day and your very welcome.... That's what penpals are for.. **wink wink** I'm really glad to see my trip back to the store was well worth it lol.... Thank you so much for the rating and of course the HEART!
Comment: Thank you for the stickers. I'm normally not a fan of foam stickers but these are cute!! Thanks for all the extra goodies and for hosting too!
Response: Your so very welcome! I don't normally like a holiday theme sticker or foam but they were just to cute to pass up. I'm very glad and thankful you thought so too. Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Jaimie, You did such a great job! I don't know what you're worried about, you're a natural papercrafter! Thank you so much. Also, it was very thoughtful of you to add the 'extras'!
Response: OMGoodness, I was so worried! (I no as if you couldn't tell) This was the first time I ever done anything like this! I'm glad you liked it... Thank you so much for the kind words the rating and the HEART! Your to sweet!
Comment: Ok, did you get this washi this year? I haven't been to the dollar store in a couple weeks, but if they have Christmas washi, I REALLY need to go! (Also, I have FOUR letters sitting on my desk waiting for replies, I understand! lol)
Response: The Christmas washi I got at Dollar General about a week before this swap! I was so excited to see it there! I had to get one of each one lol there was only 2 of each to begin with... Thanks for understanding on the letter and of course thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: We love hush puppies! Thanks for the recipe!
Response: I'm so glad that you like them! I no you have a certain way of eating (sometimes I forget the way but... lol) and hoped it would be something that you could use! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Wow - I had hush puppies once, when i was about 20.... Looks good - Gonna make!! Thank you! And - Super thanks for hosting these fun swaps. Happy day to you.
Response: Once, really! I couldn't even think of frying fish without making them! I hope you enjoy them! Your so welcome and I'm so glad your enjoying them I really like doing them too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Hi, Jaimie! I received your PenPal Kit today. Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies you sent! I would love to be your penpal! I will try and send you a letter soon. Please be patient with me, though, because I've gotten abit behind with my mail.
Response: Oh YESSSSSSSSSSS, I'm so glad that you received it! I'm so glad you liked it! I'm behind on sending out swaps as well so I so no how life can get in the way! No worries..... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RATING AND HEART!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with me. I am eager to work my way through all of the lovely recipes I've received of late. My sincerest apologies about how long it's taken me to get my ratings caught up. I look forward to seeing you around the swaps. Have a great day!
Response: Your very welcome and I hope you enjoy them! Everyone runs late at some time... sooooo NO WORRIES.... Thank you so much for the rating and for the HEART!!!!! your just to kind! Thanks again!
Comment: It was extremely difficult reading your answers since they weren't under the questions.
Response: I'm very sorry you had such a hard time reading my answers... I didn't see in the swap where it said my answers were to go right under each question but I am new to the email swaps and thank you for pointing that out to me! I'll remember that for the next ones! Thank you so much for your input and the rating!
Comment: Hi Jaimie, Thank you so much for sharing your mailbox with me :) It's nice to read how it works for you, it's so different than mailboxes in my country (The Netherlands). All best wishes, Marit
Response: Awww, Your so welcome! It is amazing how the different postal services are in different countries. Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: taco pasta must be popular.this is the 7th i got in a month.
Response: Oh wow u haven't received it 7 times from me. It seems that you are a very hard rater. Thanks for joining in my swap but I think you rate just a little to hard from here on out! Thank you so much for not forgetting to rate!
Comment: Always love seeing the ones of postage stamps
Response: Oh thank goodness you got it! I was getting so worried and the mail just takes so long sometimes!!!!! I'm so getting you back for the package you sent me (that's a good thing not a bad one) lol Thank you so very much for the rating and the HEART!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty floral card, mint memo sheets, teapot postage (one of my favorite low-denomination designs :), and ATC sleeves (I can also use them for my Lights of Broadway cards, heheh), Jaimie! Hope you are having a good weekend!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Aha, this recipe looks like fun. In a few weeks my niece is coming to visit with her 2 year old daughter. I suspect your recipe will be a big hit!
Response: Yay!!! I'm so glad you are going to try it!!!! I love it and all the children in my family do too oh what am I talking about the adults do too! lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Such a thoughtful swaper & host! Thank you so much for everything 💕
Response: YAY it made it!!!! I was soooooooooo worried! Your such a sweet and giving person! It was a blast (even with the postal mistakes) lol They still have no clue why it didn't arrive with the first one lol THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RATING AND HEART!
Response: Yes, that is my Bull! I bottle fed him and to this day if I take a baby bottle put water in it and shake it up he will come running! lol That was about a year ago he was just a baby then! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!!!!!
Comment: Hello from Dallas, What's this, a seed starting kit, never seen such a thing in my life. Many many thanks, love it :) Also, really love your letter. Why don't us two gals be pen pals, that's why I joined this swap, just to meet you. Happy Happy Day ! Doskie
Response: I count it a blessing that I have met you as well! I'm very happy you liked it ( I thought you would)!!! YAY, I have a pen pal!!! lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!!!!
Comment: I got some and my mom got some. She's a big Star Wars fan.
Response: Glad you liked!!!! I was kinda worried about it! I have a son I write so when I seen it I had to get it. I'm sure he's sick of flowers by now lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: Hi Jaime! I love the sweet Doxie notecard! One of my Grandpups is a long-haired Doxie and as cute as a button! Welcome to SB and paper crafting! I hope you have a wonderful time!! Thank you for the awesome washi - love the drink one!! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm so glad you liked! Thanks for the Welcome and I am having a wonderful time! Thnak you Very much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: I loved your Get Away for One ATC! I told mom I got a get away for one with a ticket to somewhere with palm trees and the beach!...oh well it was fun while it lasted! You have great handwriting too!
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked the ATC! Thanks for the complement of the handwriting! Thank you so much for the rating and HEART!
Comment: Loved my Washi and stickers! So cool that you have horses to ride! My daughter would love that. We had a Morgan Klidesdale Stallion when I was a child talk about a wild ride!
Response: I am so glad that you like everything! Yes, it is very neat to have horses and cattle to ride and watch. Oh boy, I bet that was one wild ride! lol Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!
Comment: I really love this because it has scripture,Thank You and God Bless! -- oh yes, and Thank You for the GOODIES!
Response: I was VERY happy to see that I could send you scripture without upsetting you! I am a Christian and love adding that in art (although I rarely get to do it for others) I'm very glad that you liked all the goodies I did hope that you would!
Comment: Fun pages, Jaimie. Different from many. Thanks so much for those and the other lovely goodies. Can't buy much crafty stuff here in Ukraine so quite appreciated. And thanks for being in my swap. Another is up for June and I see you are in it...Yay! Hope I get to send to you this time.
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything! Thank you so much for the rating and the HEART!