Comment: I absolutely love the postcard you sent!! The vintage postage is outstanding, especially the library stamp. Thank you so much for the perfect swap :) Love the French snail mail stamp ,too. Happy Swapping!
Response: So glad you like it! Thank you for the kind words and the rating.
Comment: I love the washi tape postcard! Thank you! I have a question, was there supposed to be something on the back? It looks like something was there, but maybe came off in the mail. I'm not sure. I do see you wrote in ATC with an arrow. No matter what though, I have a serious washi obsession and love the card. Is that a photo you took?
Response: Oh dang - I'd attached an ATC with all that washi. C'est la vie, C'est la USPS!
Yes, the card is a photo of some of my washi collection. Thanks for the kind words and the heart!
Comment: Thanks so very much for the very cool flower postcard. I loved your 5 things about you as well...my husband is jealous, he wants a ðŸ ðŸ¤— Oh, and, by the way, my oldest nephew's name is Monty.
Response: Thanks for the kind words, and for the heart. Monty says "hi"! :-)
Comment: Thanks for this great landscape PC! We had seriously thought about moving here, when we were first married, 40 years ago, finally made it, after putting an Alaska Map up on the fridge. LOL Been here for 20 years now. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad it made it - what an adventure! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I just received today your fantastic piece!! It is a ''portable class''!! So many details... Tell me if you cracked the paper with watercolors and what did you use on top, what kind of material is that!!!! Air ballons have always amazed me!!! I love it... Thank you again many times! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: Hi Laura! Thanks for the great magician PC. I like it a lot. No I'm not origionally for Trussville, but I've been here for 9 years so it is home. You should visit Alabama someday. Happy New Year! Robert
Response: Thanks for the heart, Robert. I love those vintage magician images -- have a whole box of such cards. Be careful what you praise! :-)
Comment: Thanks for much for the GREAT weird PC! Believe it or not, I actually had the same box set of PCs that this came from and had a really hard time getting rid of this card too! I LOVE that its come full cirlce :)
Response: Oh, that's great! I've had a few cards come back like that, one of them obscure and vintage. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Laura- first I want to thank you from the very bottom of my heartâ¤ï¸ Your kind words gave me hope. I am truly very sorry for the late rating. Life got to be a little too intense. Your postcard came perfect timing...I read it almost everyday at one point!ðŸ˜Š thank you for sharing your life to help meâ¤ï¸
Response: So glad you liked it! And don't worry about being late -- Swapbot is what we do for FUN. Real Life (such as it is) tends to make itself a priority.
Comment: Thank you so much for the creative swap! I never would have thought to make a PC using a picture of the item! That is a super cool gift! My best friend loves old typewriters and collects them as well as old sewing machines. Thanks again!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I have two vintage Singer Featherweights and a Royal typewriter from 1948. Trying to keep control of my obsessions. ;-)
Comment: Hi Laura. I'm so glad I got you for a partner again. I love the card. Did you carve the cat stamp? happy Thanksgiving!
Response: I too was really happy to see your name for this swap, Dave -- I'll do a private swap with you anytime! katzenjammy at gmail, LMK. Yes, I carved the stamp -- I use it for letterboxing.
Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the poetry! I loved the Janis Joplin stamp!!!! I also love Colorado, I was just there for two weeks this past July! Such a beautiful place! Thanks again for the awesome mail! I hope we can swap again :)
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart. I'd love to swap again.
Comment: Hmm, i think they are all true except 1) the stilettos and 5)the chef. I want to believe you toured SF in a dirigible, cause thats freakin awesome!
Response: I TOTALLY rode the blimp! You can see pix at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjoX7sGn. You are correct about the stilettos, but I did work as a chef in college. And I hate beets, but eat everything else. ;-)
Comment: That is a cool coaster! And I haven't seen it, I haven't been to Boston yet. Last weekend we went to the Tommyknocker brewery in Idaho Springs, and I forgot to pick up coasters, I'm a dork!
Response: It was brand new (or at least newly re-branded) when I was in Boston last month. It's just up the street from Union Oyster House. Not a great pub, but great coasters fer shure! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Laura!
I got your amazing postcards today and I can't thank you enough because they were all awesome. I have a special spot for vintage cards too! You also made my week with the Angkor Wat card, I've always wanted one of that place. Again, thank you so much:)
Response: Thanks for the rating, and for the heart. So happy you liked the cards! Cambodia is amazing, you should go.
Comment: Hi Laura, You get the heart for making me laugh!! You really don't like this card do you? I checked your bio to see if you had a preferred colour palette... clearly it's not mud! Too funny, actually I loved that night sky! Cheers... see you in the mail.
Response: Glad I could amuse you, and I'm happy that card found an appreciative home. ;-)
Comment: Laura, thank you so much for sending me vintage lighthouse postcard. It was so nice that you thought of me. Also for sending the snail mail one. I will be sending back the one of Penang. Shirley
Response: The Penang card arrived while I was on vacation -- thanks for turning it around so quickly, and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for your story and such a beautiful card! The Harry Potter stamp seems fitting as well. Looks like it took a long time to get here for some reason (I've been away but just for 5 days), so sorry for the late rating!
Response: Late? Who's late? ;-)
Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love this PC --- I love that many have turned old glorious hotels into senior living places. . . and I agree with you - I too wouldn't mind living here if it wasn't in LA!! Thanks again for the great PC ~~
Response: Funny thing -- that hotel looks almost exactly like the Hotel Finlen in Butte MT, which has also been mostly converted to senior housing.
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard. So coincidental that I have actually been to the Salisbury Cathedral. I find postcards in thrift stores all the time. It's takes digging but there are the coolest ones in my opinion! :) Leanne
Response: Oh, I'm with you! I once found a fabulous lot of colorful vintage PCs in the tiny gift shop of an obscure county history museum.
Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you Laura for the beautiful scene, of fresh fruits & vegetables - the floating market - Thailand Postcard you sent to me for the swap. So delicious views of all the fruits & veggies coming to one's location. We have mango's, exotic fruits & vegetables grown here in FL due to climate & seasons. Gift of living here is access year 'round to oranges, apples, etc. Yummy swap!
Response: I envy your year-round access to fresh produce, though that climate would cause me to expire in a pool of sweat. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the pc of a rattlesnake. British Columbia does have rattlesnakes on the desert-y central area but none on Vancouver Island where I live-4 types of garter snakes and one endangered sharp tail snake here, all of which are harmless to man.
Response: Had to go look up the intriguingly-name sharp tail snake Very cool! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I have not had one of Cambodia before. My mum has a green cast on her ankle now. Very trendy for a 79 year old. Lives do run in parallel. I love genealogy and Impressionist painters.
Response: Hope your mom heals quickly! It's very frustrating to be immobilized. And thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you. Laura. The cards are perfect and I so appreciate your linking them to my profile preferences. The charming elephant and bizarre Dali are both right up my quirky little alley. Muchas gracias!
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the neat card. I agree with you, I'd rather watch the animals than TV any day. My husband is a TV junky and has it on from morning to night, if he's in the house or not. Guess I've just learned to tune it out. Thanks again.
Comment: Thanks for the weird PC. I do website maintenance, marketing and promotion-type stuff, some assorted admin duties. I got started when people asked me to build websites for them and it sort of went from there. Spring is taking its time in coming. We are just now getting some temps in the 60s for a few days and the snow is finally gone, hopefully for good. Nothing is green yet - we are still stuck in brown!
Response: Interesting! We were 75Â°F yesterday, with 3-7 inches of snow forecast for tomorrow, which is kind of how spring goes here. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard from Budapest! Oooo I totally remember the Market hall from my visit there, such a fun place! Bring back so many wonderful memories... It is so great that you travel a lot as well, but I agree! it is never enough!
Response: I could do with a bowl of that excellent Hungarian bean soup on this chilly morning. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Dali PC and special modern art stamp. (That series is one of my favorite in recent memory!) We are having cold weather, and the dreadful snow is starting... I'm in denial! ;)
Response: You are welcome! (Don't even talk to me about dreadful snow, ew yuck blech.)
Comment: Thank you for the nice bridge PC. It is good that the bridge survived the flood as it would take quite a while to rebuild.
Response: Oh yeah! All hail the Army Corps and CDOT who got that road reopened only a week before the onset of what is suddenly a pretty fierce winter. It's quite a bit lower and lumpier than the old road, but it'll do until next summer.
Comment: It was really weird all right, and really huge! Surprisingly it arrived intact -- not even a bent corner. Amazing considering the way the PO often mangles normal sized pcs. Would love to hear about your adventures in Budapest.
Response: I'm really sorry I didn't have a chance to visit that museum -- doesn't it seem fantastically creepy?
Comment: OH, WOW!! What a great package. It arrived just as I was walking out for an appointment & the map envelope sucked me in. I just had to open it and of course, I loved all of the great stuff you stuff! Definitely a whole envelope of treasures....and I was late for my appointment!! THANK YOU!
Response: So glad you liked it! It was fun to put together. :-)
Comment: I was so amazed when I opened my mail box to find your swap!! I would love to know the glue you use!! Thanks for all the goodies inside. Almost all of it has been put to good use already!! I'm so happy I got you as a partner and couldn't be more thankful
Response: Oh yay - so glad it arrived safely! It's always a little nerve wracking sending something out naked into the world. I used a Xyron to adhere the background, washi tape for decor, and a layer of Mod Podge to seal. The Xyron is kinda pricey, but I love it - I tend to make a big mess with liquid glues.
This was an outstanding postcard. My daughter and I lived in Denver for 3 years and used to drive to Boulder frequently. It sure is a great place. Thanks so much for the great picture. I wonder how he died.
Response: So glad you liked the pic! It is beautiful here, though we got about a foot of snow overnight - truly frightful!
Comment: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the card. 5 stars x2. I have sketched a bit, but not enough. I have Wednesday off and hope to get out a bit, over to the Fort Snelling state park with any luck, nice confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers there. I hope you get out and enjoy your sketchbook too! Cheers
Comment: my goodness that lamb is strange lookin..he has no hair, jus jokin;) i raise goats but never thought to dress em up..but being from denver i guess even the animals could use a little extra warmth this time of year..haha thanks for the great card
Response: The stock show is in January, and yes it does get cold in that coliseum! (You should see how they groom the cattle, rather kinky.)
Comment: What an awesome swap! I am so impressed that you were able to fit some many things in a TP tube! Thank you for the brads, buttons, candy, etc. I love it all. So cool that you included embellishments with my initials! Thank you.
Response: So glad it all arrived intact! The post office guy gave me such a funny look, I was a little paranoid. ;-)
Comment: Very cheeky, haha! We definitely do not eat Pop-Tarts around here (and 12 per package! have the boxes grown larger?), but we do drink lots of craft beers. There's an asterisk next to "baked with real fruit!" Now I shall always wonder what the fine print said!
I poked around your website--travel and paper! Yes, that's totally my thing, too! Paper, pens, and inks are the souvenirs I bring home with me.
Response: Costco-sized Pop-Tarts, programmer snacks from work. Dunno if the box has grown larger, but Americans have! The sweets don't do it for me, though; I'm drinking a Stone IPA as I type. Cheers!
Comment: Great colors in your PC! Yes I definitely felt the quake ~ I was at Michaels and they made everyone leave and wouldn't let anyone back in for awhile so I came home ~ I lived in southern Cal for 17 years so was used to quakes but here it was a BIG surprise!!! Thanks again for the great PC!
Comment: Very interesting painting - I like that we know her name - I like to imagine Mrs. Siddons life... And I ESPECIALLY liked your note about cats and Turkey - 2 of my ultimate greatest loves! I hope you enjoyed your trip! Thanks for a great card!
Comment: I love your postcard, was wondering if you made it.. then I saw you did.. Very neat.. thank you so much. Yes, I agree, the Summer of Love would be a good time..I was born in 1970... but I still feel like a hippie chic..lol
Comment: Great card. I love the Griffin & Sabine trilogy. And, how true, indoor sketching will be the norm for a few months. Our local natural history museum (the Bell) does first Thursday sketch nights each month. This month it will be a "plants" theme. Anything similar for you in Boulder? There are actually about 6 groups I know of in the Twin Cities and I think there are probably many, many more I don't know about. I've learned a lot about watercolour sketching from them! Keep at it!!
Comment: I also said the '60's so we are on the same page there. Sadly,however, I am old enough and lived through the summer of love! Flowers and beads and all that stuff! Good times!!!
Many thanks for the great card!
Comment: Hi there! Love the little boys in the tub! Great job with Photoshop! I have several family pictures from the late 30s & 40s that I would love to be able to do something like this with. Just not sure how. Thanks so much & happy swapping, Judy
Comment: How refreshing to get some politics in the mailbox! And you are right, money isn't everything and I believe the greedy decisions made today will come back and bite us in the ass tomorrow. Thank you for my sleepy sheep!
Comment: I take Thistle photos too, and the squirrel is too cute!-I am betting that cappuchino was truly warming in San francisico! That is such a great city! but so cold!
Would love to spend time in colorado-just going thru the airport made me want to visit longer-Sandie
Comment: Thanks for the PC! Kinda cool how things turn out. It's not bad living in SLC. The religious part isnt as bad as people make out out to be. I'm not active/religious and don't get bothered by it. People have there own perceptions on things. I love all the outdoors here. Recreational activites are a plenty!
Comment: Laura...thank you for sharing the birthday story! That would be so FUN! I would absolutely love that! Good for you! Beautiful card and my husband also enjoyed looking at the card...he has been there several times and found it interesting to point out things. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you sooooo much Laura. This is exactly the type of package I love receiving. All those interesting book/map pages will be used in my art journals and atc's. I really like the photos and the mountain scene on acetate. And the Reese's pieces have been devoured almost immediately!!! Thanks again, Becca xo :)
Comment: i'm happy to learn two new words from your special postcard! "letter press-printing", but i'm still not quite sure about "100-year-old press", does "press" mean the printing machine or the factory? and "pre-existing condition"! the picture is so ironic and really funny, thanks a lot!
Response: It's an old machine -- the press is here: http://www.froglok.com/typetom/
Comment: I love T.S. Eliot My favorite saying by him is "The notion of some infinitely gentle, infinitely suffering thing." - from Preludes by T.S. Eliot
I just think it sounds so beautiful.
Plus your postcard was just really cool.
Comment: Since receiving your postcard I keep re-reading the palindrome and the poem. I love both. The palindrome is interesting and I learned something new about Pompeii. I will check out Merwin. Very powerful images and emotions in the short poem. Thank you for the gorgeous stamps too.
Response: You are very welcome -- so glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Yes, 11 teils and they are all different incolor and personality\1 \\that was a cockatoo on the net - I would \not want 11 of them - they each need the attention of a 2 year old! Thanks for the card I had a good chuckle when I took a good look at it and saw the frog!
Comment: OH YES!!!! and OH NO!!!!
The quote was awesome, and gave me a huge grin as I read it and figured out what it was. Way cool!
But whatever you had glued to the front fell off, so I just got the back and some glue marks. :-( It's still good, though, because you obviously sent it and you're obviously totally amazing! But I'm curious, can you tell me what was on the front?
Response: OH NO indeed! Thanks for the kind words. The P.O. has been very brutal with my stuff lately. (Though not as bad as last year, when they sat on my Bacon-of-the-Month Club delivery for two weeks. Ugh!) The card was a re-purposed trade card I picked up in London last summer. I'm so sorry it didn't make it!
Comment: Wow! Two postcards! I had never heard of either artist. But thanks to you, I have discovered that I like Daniel Clowes. Have a Happy Day! Whoops! I didn't realize that you had me for two separate swaps! I will rate the other one!