Comment: What a cute card! I'm really liking these slimline cards. I know how you feel about having to get dressed and go in to work! I'm glad you're safe from the fires, and I hope the air quality improves quickly.
Comment: Yes I to find it necessary to bring and let things lay with the Lord. Admittedly it is hard to not go pick them back up again :( Altering the focus is key! Getting lost in who He is and what He has done is truely the way out of worry/frustrations. Have a great week and thanks for sharing with me. Beautiful card!!
Comment: Beth, Hello neighbor! Recently I have gotten probably every Oregon partner in my swaps. Lovin' that! 💚 Unusual for sure. I truly enjoyed your letter! What a great adventure you had in 1999! Wow! I remember my first washi tapes I bought in 2012 or so, expensive and made in Japan. Thank you for sharing your washi tapes story and the tips and ideas for using it. Love the samples you chose for me. I have a lot of samples from others plus my own collection. (3 art bins storage, not huge but enough for my satisfaction, lol!) Stay safe!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my washi tape stories. I hope you try some cards with it. Acquiring it is half the fun!! Thanks for the wonderful rating. 💕
Comment: Beth, what a BEAUTIFUL card! Thank you! I would love to have coffee or tea with you one day and visit. Maybe that can happen when I feel comfortable in traveling to Portland again. My son lives in Oregon City. I loved your story of finding special rocks...going to keep that in mind the next time my grands visit!
Response: You are very welcome!! That red, black, & gold really did pop on that card, didn’t it?! Meeting for coffee or tea sometime would be lovely. Perhaps we’ll find a place to meet in the middle, when we both feel safe traveling again. 💕
Comment: I always enjoy reading the happenings in your life! Love the pretty card too! That was a fun swap and hope you host it again! Our area is getting very political between the county and state of when to move us to the next phase! It is no longer the health or considering the economics but about controlling. We have had hardly any cases outside of our large Retirement Homes! In fact we heard tonight they maybe laying nurses off at the local hospital!
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my card and letter., and the swap itself. Regarding the pandemic, it is very sad when politics and controlling entities enter the scene!
Comment: Love the beautiful card and of coarse the lovely note ! I enjoy hearing about anything an even everyday life! I actually do find things to write about even without too much happening these days! Thank you so much for this fun swap!
Response: Glad you enjoyed my note & card!! I agree, even notes about everyday life still is an enjoyable visit!!
Comment: Thank yo for your uplifting message. Yes I find we all drift off into some gloomy thoughts as we look around us these days. The answer is looking UP:) Every time we can focus up our thoughts will be calmed and hope fills us up again. Hugs
Response: You’re welcome. Amen to the focus of “keep on looking up!” Jesus is our living hope!
Comment: Hi Beth! I love, love, love your card and envie! Your use of the washi is an inspiration to get mine out and have some fun! I very much enjoyed your visit and admire that you traveled so much in 1999! Good for you on finding a place that brings you joy to live! Right now, I am thankful we have 5 acres, with three being wooded so I can enjoy nature during this crazy time! Please stay safe my friend! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the card. I hope you dig out your washi & try some cards. Cool that you have 5 acres, lots of room to enjoy nature with no people around , which under the current circumstances is a good thing.
Comment: A great encouragement you made! I agree with you being in nature how calm and peaceful it is. That is how our vacation was! I feel blessed we were able to get that in before being on a Stay At Home status. I see positives with this. Families doing things they may have never done with their kids. I just hope people can get food if they are out of jobs. I also hope that people can get the medical help they need too!
Response: We were also blessed by our coastal weekend trip. The memories of it will have to suffice for quite awhile. Yes, I’ve also seen blessings in our world these days with people coming together to help others.
Comment: Beth first of all thanks for hosting this fun swap. Secondly I love the card you made and thirdly I love what you wrote about flowers. I am looking forward to resuming my Spring walks shortly and checking out all of the pretty flowers. I haven't met a flower I didn't like. Such cool farms you have nearby to visit~ Thanks for painting a pretty picture in my mind of colorful flowers!
Response: You’re welcome! Here’s to the beauty of God’s wonderful, colorful flowers 🌸 🌺!
Comment: I love the card, the weather in the UK is awful at the moment but your card really made me think of Spring and better days. Thank you for the Washi, I'll definitely be using that in my journal :)
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed everything & I could brighten the gloomy skies. Spring is coming!
Comment: WOW! You sent me some beautiful embossing layers, Beth! They are gorgeous and I don't think I have even one of what you sent here at home. Thank you very much! The coast was beautiful...we had GREAT weather which was odd for this time of year.
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed the embossing layers & that I could send some you didn’t have. Glad you had a great time at the coast!!
Comment: What a Hoot to have 3 Owls arrive in my mailbox!!! So cute !!! I thought the same thing when I chose a Fish Stamp. Should have seen me cut around the lips !! I think I goofed and didn't stamp on White. . Loved your Note too !!
Response: Happy you enjoyed my owl card. Your choice of fish for a theme sounded fun too. 😀 Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful view of your coast...just maybe one of these days I will get to visit! It is always good to be partnered with you! I totally agree that the coastline is refreshing to the soul! Hugs friend.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the Oregon coast PC!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card Beth! I apologize, I thought I had rated this already! I hadn't thought about splitting the embossed layer like that …. another great idea!! Have a lovely weekend!!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad I could give you some more inspiration. 😀
Comment: Hi Beth! Great to hear from you and yes, I hope to continue with these swaps - yippee! I also hut for "treasures" when I am out and about - more that thrift shops but really anywhere I happen to be! LOL! Love that you found these "treasures" and hope to visit with each other in the future! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Glad you enjoyed my postalette note. I’m ready for another round.
Comment: OMGEEEEE Beth, I was already giving you hearts bc you sent me your husbands vintage Disney Postcards!!!! But then you enclosed the Harry Winston Diamond Postage Ad. 🥰 I loved everything you sent and appreciated that you read my profile and picked out specific things to send me. I loved the architectural stamps too.
Response: I’m so happy that I had some things I could share with you that you love!! I’m thrilled you enjoyed it all. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!
Comment: Hi Beth, Thank you for the pretty tulip card and cheerful note. I have that folder and dozens more. Maybe, you can visit my craft room again sometime. Tulips make me long for spring flowers. Thanks, again.
Response: You’re welcome!! I’m having fun rediscovering embossing folders. Spring flowers will be here before we know it. Playing in your craft room would be fun!!
Comment: Loved these! Bang-up job, and thanks for the extra washi! I had a great time with this project; if you want to do a private swap with the same project, lmk. I think we might have similar washi/color/pattern interests.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my washi notes. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: I enjoyed reading all about your goals for this year! You and I have alike ones! I liked the note card you wrote in, but also the photo one too! The stickers will be put to use as well! Look forward to lots more swapping this year! A great friend across the miles! Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed my ramblings & goodies.
Comment: Thank you for the fun looking gifts in the stocking! I am going to wait to open them, but I know I will be delighted whatever you sent to me. Thank you for your friendship! Looking forward to the New Year and more swapping!
Response: You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy the gifts. Here’s to another year of friendship & yes, more swapping!
Comment: If I could give you 10 hearts I would! What a fun swap and you sent some awesome goodies! Love the stamped quotes, ATC background paper and all the adorable Washi samples. Thank you so much for such a great swap!
Response: I’m so happy that you enjoyed all the surprises! Many thanks for the heart & thoughts of more hearts. 💕
Comment: Wow, Beth...thank you so much for all the 🌟bling🌟. The tiny doilies are adorable, as are the handmade stickers, as is EVERYTHING you sent. A thousand hearts for you. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed the bling. Fun swap! Thanks for all the hearts! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
Comment: Oh my I thought I had rated you...sorry about that. I just loved all the different snails you put on the envie. And the washi tape card was just wonderful. Wish I could give you 5 hearts.Thank you for sharing. bearnbabs
Response: I was starting to wonder if it had gotten lost, so was happy to hear it didn’t. I’m happy you enjoyed everything. 😎 Thanks for the heart & thoughts of more 💕.
Comment: So nicely decorated! I am going to hold onto it and read it next week. I need things to do while I am staying for 3 days in the hospital with my husband who is having back surgery over Thanksgviing.
Response: Thanks for rating early. I’m glad you enjoyed the colorful decor. Hopefully you have a good book or magazine If you have an iPad you could always watch some YouTube crafting videos. 😎
Comment: This technique turned out so pretty. You did a great job with it. Thank you for the beautiful card. I really like how it turned out and the colors are very complimentary together. I will definitely keep this technique on my favorites list. Happy crafting! :)
Response: Oh, I’m really happy you liked the card. It was a fun technique to try. Thanks for the wonderful rating!!
Comment: I so enjoyed reading your colorful letter and envie Beth. Lots to look at and now I want more pens LOL What is it about colorful paper pens and washi tapes? Not boring for sure~ I love the swirly doodles. Keep on making this world a brighter place my friend.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envies! Thank you also for telling me about the envelope punch board. I am going to get one of those! I'd been tracing around envies to make my own. This board seems like the most wonderful thing ever.
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the wonderful rating. You will enjoy the envelope punch board if you get it.
Comment: Thank you Beth for the lovely envelope filled front and back with pretty stickers 😀 The kitten card is cute nice cheerful note my dear sweet friend and super sweet stickers too. Happy mail I needed today! 3"
Response: Glad my “jam packed” stickered envie & kitty card could brighten your day. 😀 Thanks for the heart. 💜
Comment: Again, Thank you once again for a beautiful card with a great verse. Thank you for sharing and the ideas you have for the women's ministry. Sometimes it takes others to see what other blessings people show us.
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the return encouragement on the card ministry. 💕
Comment: I love the card you made Beth Love the colors and the friends saying! Lovely note inside~ You can send me any card you have made anytime my friend. I had forgotten about this style of strip cards now I have to make some for Fall Thanks so much! Oh and the silly birdie washi tape on the envie is great!
Response: 💕 I’m happy you enjoyed everything! We inspire each other. 😀
Comment: Thank you! I like the Fall craft paper, postcard, and stationery. It looks like Summer here all year long! Sunny weather and tropical flowers/plants. We don’t have changing leaves. I like seeing pictures of the leaves in different states.
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you enjoyed everything. 💕
Comment: Oh my! So sorry for the late, late rate. That should give you some idea of how "crazy-busy" life has been. I LOVE the postcard (as I'm sure you guessed I would). Thanks, too, for the JM devotional thought. Something to think about for sure. Is God comfortable in my heart? Wow!
Response: It’s ok; Life gets too busy sometimes & time gets away from us. Glad you enjoyed the PC / thought provoking devotional. Has school started back up?
Comment: LOVE the beautiful flowery washi card Beth! I am currently reading Jane Kirkpatrick (All She Left Behind) I will have to look into Kingsbury Snelling and Wingate I enjoy my library especially the free books and mags rack. Thanks for the pretty flower washi tape for me to use and for hosting this swap.
Response: I’m glad you loved everything. Thanks for the book recommendation & the heart too. 💕
Comment: Thank you for the great notecards with your homemade envies! Love them! If I understand right their is another envie on the way Thank you so much! I received the yummy looking second envie with the neat old fashion envies. I think I will use them for envelopes!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad both envelopes arrived and that you enjoyed the fun finds. Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark! That was neat it was joint effort to make it! I will put this one in my Bible! I enjoyed hearing about the book series. It is one to put on my to read list. I think I would like them as well! I see that the checked heart didn't take. I thought I gave you a heart! Well, now I did!
Response: You’re welcome; glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you for the fun mail art envelope, note and goodies inside. I like chocolate mint, too. My favorite place to get ice cream is the Tillamook creamery. I haven't seen it since they remodeled though. Happy ice cream days!
Response: You're welcome. Oh, who doesn't like the Tillamook Creamery for ice cream? Yum! When did they do the remodel? Thanks much for the wonderful rating.
Comment: Great interpretation of my Kind work. Love the scottie dog washi tape-great stamps-sparkly paper and nice small print dict pages that work well with small projects like ATC's. Thanks for being so creative and sharing with me!
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed all the items!! 😀 Scavenger hunts are always a good challenge I think. Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: Hi Beth! I really like your card! It was different to those I made - I couldn't help myself, I made eight! - and I will be keeping it as a reminder of what I could do next time. I always keep handmade cards that people give me, I think they are so special in terms of the care and effort taken as well as giving me a boxful of ideas and inspiration! I am pleased to hear, too, that Coo takes her supervision role seriously and makes sure that you enjoy your creative time! Thanks for being my swap partner and for organizing such an interesting swap, one I really enjoyed! All the best to you and Coo, from Tracy and Coco.
Response: I’m glad you enjoyed my card & had a lot of fun with this swap. You made 8 cards? Cool 😎. Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: You really had a busy weekend with your bad back and Mark's lingering cough but the awesome estate sale must have made it all worth it. I thought about joining your washi tape notecard swap, but, being very busy right now, I don't have much time to learn a new craft. after seeing your card, it looks very simple and very pretty. Thank you for the stickers and especially the bird washi. I'm always on the lookout for washi where the design runs horizontal like the green one with sweet birds. Your sparkly blue envelope with pink lettering is very pretty. Happy Spring
Response: Glad you enjoyed my envelope, weekend rambling & goodies. 😀 Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I love that flower stamp set. I like that glittery strip of paper on it, too. At first I thought it was washi tape! Speaking of washi tape, I like how you added a strip of washi to the notepaper you wrote on. Thanks for the idea!
Response: I’m happy you enjoyed my card & are inspired with a new idea for washi tape too. Many thanks for the ❤️.
Comment: Thank you for joining this swap and for sending such cool stuff. I especially like the art card you made with cancelled postage. Great idea for a swap in the future. I love everything you sent. Wishing you safe and happy travels.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the items I sent for this swap. These are so much fun. They really make you think. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Comment: Love love love your card.. very clever use of washi ... so pretty. Love love love the envelope too ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Thank you Beth for the nice note. And the stamp matched! I'm glad spring has sprung for you! 🌸
Response: Yay!! I’m So happy you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: Thank you very much for your re-send Beth! I'm terribly sorry it was the 3rd time that it got to me, I really appreciate your effort! The washi tapes you sent me are beautiful and I will use them with great joy ^^ Thanks again and have a great year as well.
Response: Yay!! Finally you received mail from me. 😀 I’m happy you enjoyed the tapes I sent. Thank you for the wonderful rating.
Comment: Thank you for the Handmade Paper Envelopes. They are all so colorful. I like your idea of using thrift store cookbooks for envelopes. I also enjoyed the variety of postage stamps on the mailing envelope.
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Comment: Beth....thank you for the birthday card celebrating our groups 8 years that has been GREAT!! Love the fun polka-dot envie you made for it and all the old vintage stamps!!! We truly are an amazing family in this group and I so appreciate your friendship, prayers and fun creative mail ideas! Be blessed to be a blessing...Charlene
Response: You’re very welcome. Thank you for your kind words & wonderful rating. Take care my friend. Hugs.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful mail art. Wow, you even had Washi with the number 8. I will use the tuck ins. Happy Birthday to us!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the wonderful rating & heart. I did have fun digging out the birthday washi samples collected from the last few years. The washi "8s" were painstakingly cut from all the random numbers tape I could find in my "numbers" tape samples.
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful envelope with tons of goodies! I love the pretty stamps you used! The card is so pretty! I love homemade cards! You inspired me. I appreciate the tip! Besides the card I think I love the stickers most.... well no I think I love the postcards! Ok I just love everything and I feel so lucky to have gotten you as my partner. A hundred hearts for you!!!!
Comment: The cat images are sure to bring smiles across not so many miles in our case. Thank you for the very pretty card and fun reading. I look forward to fancy lettering in the near future. The warm rain took away our snow. Spring is on the way!
Response: I'm glad I made you smile! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Hi Beth! Your card is just beautiful! Thanks so much and I enjoyed your note! I love my Big Shot as well but you are right, getting it out to play with sometimes does not seem worth the effort - oops! But then when I do get it out, I am so happy! LOL! Humans, what can I say?? LOL! Thanks again for the lovely card and connection! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card and note. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you for all the cute washi designs--only a couple were familiar to me. I'm just crazy for that one with the lighthouse on it. You always package everything so nicely; it's such fun to get your mail!
Response: You're welcome. It took me awhile to remember what the lighthouse tape was and I realized it must be the one with the carnival scene on it. I'm glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely papers!! Did these come in a pack?! If so, I’d love to know where you got them! ❤️
Response: I'm glad you loved the papers. They were probably from random 12x12 pads. I get a lot of them at Michaels when they have their hot buys on the 12x12 pads ($6 for pack of 48 papers is an awesome deal if you ask me!). Thanks much for the wonderful rating too. :)
Comment: Your card was so cute and cheerful. And the envelope was great too- lots of good stamps! Loved, loved, loved the little jars of perfume and cherry blossom washi. The other samples were nice and will be put to use too, just the other two were my favorites. Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card and the washi samples!! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating too.
Comment: Your card turned out so cute. Thank you and thanks for the extras. Those sparkly flowers are really cute. I know what you mean about the cost of sending some mail art. Cards are fun. I got 5 pieces of happy mail today!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the design I chose for this swap and the extras, too. Yes, cards are fun and happy mail is the best kind! Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Hi Beth! What a wonderful bunch of patterned papers! You always manage to come up with designs I've never seen. Really love them all and I'm crazy for those art quote stickers. Thanks so, so much for the thoughtful envie!
Response: I'm super glad you enjoyed everything!! Thanks for the wonderful rating. 😀
Comment: Beth...you always send great swaps!! I love the quote on the stamped image stickers and the HM note card in my 2 favorite colors with the dragonflies would get you a ton of hearts if I could give more!!! Great items...the scavenger hunt series has been a lot of fun! Hope you are having a great start to your New Year...Charlene
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed this swap. I love trying to come up with profile based items. 😀 The new year is going good. Blessings.
Comment: Hi Beth and thank you for the wonderful basket weave card! I had not done this technique either and the first one I tried I kind of messed up on, but the second one turned out great! Love all the bright colors of your card and thank you for the nice personal note inside. My son lives in souther Oregon - Jacksonville. Where in MA did you live? Thanks for a great swap and happy holidays!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card & note. Thanks much for the lovely rating. The basket weave challenged me as well, but I "Googled" it & found more cards to go by. 😀
I'll PM you about MA.
Comment: Beth, what a stocking full of paper lovers items! Thank you for the beautiful paper, its too pretty to use, but I think I'll come up with something-maybe for journals! Thank you so much for your gifts, and your friendship!
Response: You are very welcome; isn't that purple stocking so nice & soft? :). Thanks for the lovely rating; I hope you enjoy the goodies within it and the one that I couldn't fit inside too!!
Comment: Beth~ Thanks so much for all of the pretty flowers in December! The card is beautiful~ Enjoy your tree!
Response: You're welcome. I'm happy you enjoyed the card. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Well, the tree is up and so far the cat hasn't climbed it, but who knows what she does at night, although she really has never taken an interest in doing that. She is however, trying to nibble on the glittery branches. Yikes!
Comment: Beth...what a beautiful, merry and bright Christmas themed art envelope....I love the card filled with hot cocoa warm wishes and how wonderful to read your newsy note...yes the years pass too quickly and I'm always wishing I had more time for swaps! The deadlines always seem to sneak up on me!! It was good to hear form you as always and may your holidays be safe, warm and JOYOUS!!!...Charlene
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed my Christmas mail art! Have a very Merry Christmas too!
Comment: Love how you separated the Letters into little Envies.. and the Stamps on Front of Envie. OH my 91" Blueberry Washi !! for N. Ovals for the O and Verses for V.. Great Ideas.. Fun Scavenger Hunt !!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed everything. These scavenger hunts are really fun! Thanks for the loveliest of ratings.
Comment: So neat, thank you! I'm sorry the first ones didn't make it. That starbucks tape is AWESOME! try a chestnut praline latte if you haven't =P
Response: I'm glad this set of tapes made it to you and that you enjoyed them. Yes, that Starbucks tape is very cool. Hmmm....a chestnut praline latte, I just may have to check it out! :). Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the delightful fall card!! I'm enjoying the "new" corner fold technique and love seeing what you did with it! Lovely!!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my corner fold card. I received yours today for the Corner Fold swap. I'm glad you're having fun with them. So am I. :) Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart. Blessings.
Comment: You are so clever. The card is beautiful. And, thank you for all the inspiration, pretty fall leaves and papers. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors also. Send me the address of Scrap and I'll check train and/or bus schedules. Sounds like a fun visit.
Response: Glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for lovely rating (with heart too!!). I texted you SCRAP info.
Comment: Thank you for filling my mailbox with fun, interesting and beautiful mail. The big winner in my book were the handmade envelopes and especially the one with animals under the umbrella! Loved everything and our nice visit, too. Fall blessings!
Response: When I saw that umbrella themed paper, I thought of you 😀, so I'm happy you enjoyed it/everything. Thanks for the great visit & heart too.
Comment: Love the recipe cards in the Pockets...and thank you too for the pretty paper you sent...Hugs...
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my recipe find. You are very welcome. I just used a piece of the textured paper I sent you to wrap a gift in. I'm out of wrapping paper and I didn't have any tissue paper either. Then I thought of that paper... :) Thanks for the lovely rating too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi samples, Beth! I reaaally loved the owl and arrow ones!! Also, the stamps are very pretty and I can't wait to add them to my collection. The envelope is very pretty made with the blue washi color scheme. Thanks ^^
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed everything! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Comment: I love your handmade Fall card! It was made so nicely and I like the Fall leaves. Thanks for sharing the squash recipe.
Response: Wow, that made a speed trip across the sea to your mailbox. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love making cards with fall colors and plan to make more. Have a blessed day, and many thanks for the rating w/heart.
Comment: Your sweet all pink envelope filled with pink surprises came at a time when I was searching for a reason to smile. I enjoyed reading your creative list of "pinks" and giggled when I saw pig, if you use your imagination the tiny piglets enticing grunt even sounds pink , thank you, you've made my day. Oh yes, not to forget the handmade stamps are awesome, many thanks
Response: Aw, I'm glad I could lift up your spirits a bit. Isn't it wonderful how God works - He knows what we all need when and everything falls into place from there, especially if we believe in Him. Thank you for making my own heart smile, and for the lovely rating w/heart too.
Comment: Really lovely decorated envelope, and such a lovely selection of washis. I love the way you sort of turned them into a book! It's such a hard choice I can't decide which is my favourite! Thank you <3
Response: So glad you enjoyed my presentation of this washi swap. Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
Comment: What a thrill to get the beautiful card and letter today, I loved reading all about you and your weather, so different from Alabama humidity..yuck
Great card loved the pink and black, thanks for making my day a little brighter..hugs. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for your kind words about my card & letter. I'm glad you enjoyed it and that I could make your day a little brighter. Thank you for the lovely rating with many hearts, my friend. :)
Comment: Beth I love the card you made for me! So pretty pinks green and black too! Thanks so much too for the stamped bible verses. I use them on my cards quite often. I only have one or two bible verse stamps so they are very much appreciated when you send them to me. Thanks for hosting this swap I do enjoy making these paper strip cards in herringbone pattern. I received your letter yesterday (7/28) as well as this one so I will be working on sending a letter back to you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my herringbone card and the Bible verses. I've been researching other quilt patterns for cards and will soon be hosting a few of them. :) I look forward to your letter. Thank you, too, for the most wonderful of ratings! :)
Comment: Every one of the washis you included are so much fun and I can't wait to use them! I do have to confess that I use most of my washi tape to decorate my swaps with, but that way more people can enjoy them! (LOVE the blue/green/wht cat washi!) Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed all the washi tapes. I use washi to decorate envelopes, swaps and I also make cards with it. Thanks much for the lovely rating! :)
Comment: I enjoyed the purple color! The card is beautiful! I adored the washi instructions and the little cards. I also liked the purple stamps you used on the envelope! All in all Thank you for sending an exciting envelope of goodies!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my purple items. Can't wait to see some of your colorful washi cards. ;) Thanks much for the wonderful rating!!
Comment: Hello Beth, thank you again for the awesome flower washi and lovely card, such a creative and fun idea, gonna try it for the next time so thx also for the inspiration. Have a great sunny day!!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the washi tapes and card too. Yes, you should try a washi card - they are so fun to make. If you need inspiration, look up "simple washi cards" online and you'll be even further inspired! Thanks for the lovely rating with heart too.
Comment: My goodness, this card is just beautiful♥ I love all the shades of purple, and the Scripture is one of my favorites. The stickers are awesome, did you print them yourself? Thank you so much, you deserve many extra hearts♥♥♥
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my purple themed card & stickers. I stamped the images myself, yes. 😀 Thank you for the wonderful rating!!
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent along for my word. I love that Indigo paper selection and have already used some of it! Ribbons, Thread, Underwater creature washi tape, friendship quotes all are great and very creative on your end! Thank you and have a wonderful summer:)
Response: I'm glad you've found some things to use from what I sent. It was a challenge, but I persevered. :). Thank you for the wonderful rating!
Comment: Hi Beth,
Thank you very much for the beautiful washi notecard and washi tape selection! :D
So cool of you to teach others how to make these notecards. I have 2 pots of snack tomatoes on my sunny windowsill, one of them is growing very good, counted around 100 little tomatoes already :D
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the washi notecard - perhaps you'll try a few. Thanks for the lovely rating! We've got some green tomatoes on our plants (not as many as you've got, but hopefully as the summer progresses, more will appear). We know they are going to taste so much better than the store bought ones.
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute card, beautiful envie (I had fun making one for my partner) and for the pretty new washi tape and extra cards. Love the french cards too! Yes we have a Target in the town above us. I rarely go there. When I do next time I will look for washi tape :)
Response: You are very welcome!! Thank you for the most loveliest of ratings w/heart. :)
Comment: Oh my goodness! I just loved the swap you sent too me! I never seen a washi tape note card and love it! I will write soon! I would love to be pen pals! You are very crafty but I am willing to learn some more about using Washi! This swap requires more than one heart! Thank you again!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and also that you would love to be pen pals. Washi cards are so fun to make; once you try one you'll be making more in no time. :). Thank you for your kind words and the wonderful rating too!!
Comment: The drawings and descriptions of your crafting space is the most creative, fun and colorful I've ever seen. Through your detailed drawings, I can imagine your entire space which is very organized and you know where every little thing is from the mug holding the scissors to your coffee mug with the flower on it. While writing this, I found myself reading and looking at the marvelous pictures for the 6th time. The next time someone tells me that I have a lot of washi tape, I'll show them yours all separated by color. Your crafting space and the washi samples you shared with me have give me a huge smile , awesome, thank you.
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed my long, rambling description and funky sketches of my creative space (and the washi samples too). I made a copy of it just in case it got lost. ;). Thank you for the lovely rating and your kind words too!
Comment: Beth...LOVE my green goodies!! from the awesome textured envie with all the cool stamps to the tiniest glittered die cut heart, washi note card and the personalized stamped "hello Charlene"...I always learn new ideas from your swaps. They are so jammed with inspiration and "how to " tips for this crafting wanna be!! Glad to hear you guys are back to enjoying biking and hope you get a road trip planned soon since "life" crept in and you are overdue! Happy summer, hugs, Charlene
Response: This swap was fun to put together for you and I'm happy you enjoyed it all ! :) Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: I always love seeing an envelope from you in my mailbox, Beth. It always means something special. Thank you for the pretty washi (quality!) and the nice handmade card. I'm going to have to take your advice and get one of those cutting machines. Your edges are so clean!
Response: Yes, the envelope punch board is a must for the ease of making clean edged envies! :) I'm glad you enjoyed both my card & washi. I've got to say the same thing - envies from you in my mailbox always make me smile as well. :) :) Thanks for the wonderful rating too.
Comment: I have been good and truly catified! Thanks so much for a beautiful envelope, nice note and all rge extras. Love the inside card and how you worked it with the washi tape. A great idea I may just borrow one day. Where did you get the kitty aqau colour washi? Seems we never get such fun stuff here. The birds will come in hand for future swaps . The cat prints are adorable. Thanks so much for all!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and wonderful rating. Feel free to borrow the washi card idea. It's a lot of fun. Responding more in a PM. :)
Comment: great selection of worded washi! =) thank you so much! i love the water colored "laugh" one the most! ♥
Response: You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the tapes and found one you really love. Thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart. P.S. Do you have JoAnns in your area? They have a new wall of washi tapes! :)
Comment: Such lovely vintage cards, and tapes! Love them all, and enjoy your letter stamps on the envelope. Thanks for the nice note, and I hope you meet the deadline at work!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed everything. The deadline is now 5/29, but we made a lot of headway on it today. It'll be a crazy day, but I'm not thinking about it for this Memorial Day weekend. :) Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly blessings! Such a pretty envelope, card with encouraging scripture, gorgeous butterfly washi and die cuts. I enjoyed the nice note too. My craft room is always open : )
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the open invitation to come play in your craft room!! :) Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart, too.
Comment: Sorry I’m late in rating this. I got it a week ago and I thought I had rated, but I guess not. Thank you for the wonderful samples. I love the vintage/advertisement one the very best!
Response: No worries. I've been so busy prepping for a paper craft class I taught at my church that I've been out of sorts with swap-bot and am working through a stack of received mail to rate, myself. I'm glad you enjoyed the samples. I was pretty sure you would enjoy the vintage one. ;). Thanks much for the wonderful rating.
Comment: I just received this today. You dated inside the 31st of March. The USPS is certainly SLOW these days. This was worth waiting for....i LOVED. Everything you sent. Your card was absolutely beautiful. Thank you!!!!.
Response: That's crazy, but I'm glad it finally got there and that you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful rating too. :)
Comment: I love the card you made. I am going to give it a try and the wave one you explained to me is just so neat. I will try that one too. I really like the pretty "pink" washi tapes you shared with me. Thank you so much Beth~PS I lifted the cute kitty tape you used on the front of the envie :) I will reuse it somewhere else! >^..^<
Response: Thanks for your kind words, Glenna. I'm happy you enjoyed everything and that I inspired you. It's always fun to be able to glean and re-use washi from envies. Thank you for the most wonderful of ratings. :)
Comment: What a beautiful happy mail!!! Thank you so much for the sweet swap and extras, all your special touches and labeling everything!!! I love the postage stamps so much and the washi samples!!! It really made my day when I received your mail!!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words; they made my heart smile. :) I'm happy you loved everything! Thank you also for the most wonderful rating w/heart!
Comment: Ooh those prints are so fun - thank you! Also, I always admire a handmade envie sender that sends in a handmade envie (which I always aim to do as well). Great stamps - and they weren't even marked up by the PO! I don't think I have a prairie dog or a sunflower.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my envies and appreciated they were sent in a handmade envies as well! :) The post office sometimes get confused with the vintage stamps. Thanks for the great rating w/heart!
Comment: I really like the selection you chose! It was so weird getting a swap together and sealing the envelope before partners were assigned- but so fun, too! Thanks for the pretty tapes and super cool postage stamps on the awesome envelope and thanks for hosting! =)
Response: I'm glad you had fun once you got past the "blind" part. 😀 I'm happy you loved what I sent, too. Thanks for the wonderful rating with ❤️!!
Comment: When I saw that beautiful envelope, I knew this was from you before even reading the return address! =) I love the samples you sent and the gorgeous notecard you made. Even the postage stamps are awesome! Thank you so much! And thanks for the warm welcome; it's good to be back and playing with washi again! =D
Response: Aw, what a way to make a gal feel special! I'm truly happy you enjoyed everything! Thanks for your kind words & the wonderful rating too! 😀
Comment: Loved the envelope, the birds tweeting to me, the bird postage stamps, all the color! Thanks for the bird washi, I loved it on the envie, and was delighted to have some tucked in! Thanks for pages of the soprano note paper.That is a real thrift store find!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my bird mail art (& goodies). I had fun with it. :) Thanks for the wonderful rating!
Comment: + many more hearts ;+) Beth, your notepads are wonderful (I knew they would be). You are the master of embellishments--seriously. Thank you so much. One is already tucked in my purse just waiting for a note to be needed and the other is on my craft table! Thanks for swapping with me!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments about my notepads (and the lovely rating too). It took me awhile to get into embellishing them, but I, too was finally happy with how they came out. :)
Comment: Thank you, Beth, for pretty, pretty flowers! They did, indeed, brighten my day! I'm saving up all my samples for a month to see how many I have and then beginning to use them to decorate envies!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the lovely rating! :) It'll be fun to see how many samples you get for a month-long period. I've been collecting snippets (in my washi journal) since late December and I've got hundreds and it keeps growing. It's fun to look at them all...there are only a few duplicates - as we both know, washi seems to be endless! LOL!
Comment: Hi Beth, Oh you spoiled me!! And I love it all!! Wish I could give more hearts!! I loved the decorated envy and the cute card and all the washi's!! I bought my first cat washi's just in January and am loving using them for your swaps. Thanks so much for hosting these swaps, I am getting to know lots of ladies in this group and am loving it!! Have a great Valentine's Day and oh by the way I love how you signed the card!! I will be using the book plate in one of my books, I love to read!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words about my swap(s). I'm happy you enjoyed my cat mail art & goodies! Thanks too, for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Oh Beth, the bridge card you sent was beautiful and I absolutely loved it! Thanks for hosting this fun swap! I love trying new techniques and this one was fun and easy; in fact, I am using the technique at my monthly card making club this week where we each bring a card for everyone to make. I think they will love learning this new technique too! Thanks again! :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card and the technique. I love to look online for new ideas and the fun folds are indeed that - fun! Oh, I wish I could come to your card making club and it's always great fun to create with others and see what everyone makes. Thank you so much for the wonderful rating with heart too! :)
Comment: LOVE the amazing washitape card you made. And the samples are all very , very beautiful. Thank you very much for swapping with me!
Response: I'm glad you loved the washi tape card. I'm having so much fun making cards with washi tape - there is a lot of inspiration online to look at and try. Glad you enjoyed the samples too. Thanks for swapping with me, and many thanks too, for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
Comment: Hi Beth, Thanks for the great cat mail art and all the great things you included!! Love the cat washi tapes also!! Where ever do you find those great cat washi tapes?? I still have the card you sent when hubby was recovering from his accident!! Thanks so much, I just got it out and reread it , everything was so true, I grew so much going through that journey! I hope you have a great New Year!! Thanks for hosting this swap!!
Response: You are very welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed it all. I was blessed with a gift last year of some of that cat washi tape, but you can find it online in some Etsy shops. Thanks for your kind words and wonderful rating. :)
Comment: Such a cute card!! I love your choices of washi you sent, thank you. And thanks for doing this swap with me, it involved 2 of my favorite things....card making & washi tape!! We SHOULD do it again sometime.
Response: I'm glad you got (and loved) both my card & tapes! Swapping again sounds great. I, too, love to make cards, especially with washi tapes! Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
Comment: WOW Beth so many nice things you sent to me! Great happy mail for sure! Thanks you so much I wish I could give you a gazillion hearts Wait is that a word well it is when it comes to you and your generosity!
Response: :) :) :) You are very welcome - you are fun to put packages together for. Thank you for your kind words and the fabulous rating w/heart. Happy New Year!! :) :) :)
Comment: Hi Beth! Greetings from not-so-sunny-California! Your washi arrived today and two of them are completely new to me! Thank you for sending long pieces. My granddaughter and I used these to 'wallpaper' the inside of her elf house ;+) Thanks so much and I hope you and your sweet little family have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: How fun that I could send you two washi samples that were new to you!! :). I'm glad you had fun using them already. A very Merry Christmas to you, and thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Comment: Thanks for the fun new tapes!! I really like the one with plants or herbs? on it. They are all great, though!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the tapes. Some were ones that were gifted to me recently (rolls of 'em). :) Thanks much for the rating w/heart. I was happy to see you back in the swapping game.
Comment: Hi, Beth, the washi samples are lovely...all new to me! Makes me so excited to get to try some new washis! Love how you used washi on your card and the envie...very creative, thank you. Merry Christmas!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the washi samples. Hopefully I've inspired you to try some of your own washi cards and envelope decor. :) Thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart, and a very Merry Christmas to you too.
Comment: Beth, thank you for the nice washi and the extra washi as well. My fav. is the elephant one! Thanks for hosting the swap. Also, I love your idea about putting the tape between the two cards to hold them together. Although I did something different, I will use that idea in the future. Happy holidays! :)
Response: You are very welcome; I'm glad you loved all the tapes. Have fun with them all, and happy holidays to you as well. Thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart, too!
Comment: Thanks Beth for the washi, amazes me how many different ones there are out there. You sent ten that I have never seen before! :}
Response: You are very welcome. I'm so happy you enjoyed the tapes and they were new to you. I personally think there are endless designs of washi tape. Thanks much for the fabulous rating w/heart too.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi card! I love black and pink together. These cards are unique and turn out interesting. Thanks for the nice note too!
Response: I'm glad you loved my card - yes, I agree - these cards are interesting and are so fun because they do come out different and there are so many color combinations!! Blessings for the wonderful rating. :)
Comment: I love this card you made! On my first one I cut all the way through the paper with my knife. I had a lesson in not being so heavy handed. LOL! Thank you so much! It is a fun way to make cards. Of course, we love all things washi!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card. Don't worry, it took me awhile, too, to not be heavy handed with these cards! Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thank you Beth for the nice colorful washi! Where do people get all these different tapes??
Of all the washi sample swaps I've been in I have yet to get any that I already own, or even a repeat from others. Great stuff?
Response: I think there are endless patterns, themes & colors of washi tape. LOL. I get some at local stores (Walmart, Michaels, JoAnns) and I sometimes order online (you'll find tons there - check Easy shops or even Amazon), and I swap a lot too. I'm glad you enjoyed the ones I sent. Have fun with them!! Thank you for the lovely rating with the heart.
Comment: Thank you Beth! I love the card you made the feather tape and the "friends are the sunshine of life" stamping I am glad to hear that you and Mark got out for a walk! He must be feeling a bit better now~
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Yes, Mark is feeling much better. Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart too. :)
Comment: Beth...thank you for another amazing swap....you always put things together so nicely...from the awesome outside envie to the useful items representing my word LEAF...handmade goodies to supplies to inspire me and the WOWZA five sets of 5...so clever and creative...Happy Fall friend, Charlene
Response: You're very welcome; aren't scavenger hunts the best? It was lots of fun to put yours together. :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart and your kind words too.
Comment: Beth, thank you for the pretty card and the Ephesians passage. I often forget that even when it doesn't "feel" that He's answering my prayer, He IS, but not the way I expected! He can do so much in our lives---even when I have forgotten to "hear" Him!
Response: You are very welcome; glad you enjoyed the card & verse. That is a good point - even though it may not be the answer we want, it's the answer He feels we need and He knows us best! :). Thanks for the lovely rating w/heart!
Comment: Beth...thank you for the awesome handmade fall cards and envies...absolutely beautiful! It was good to touch base with you and know that I have been praying for you and Mark during his health transition! Hugs and falling leaves, Charlene
Response: You are very welcome, Charlene! I'm glad you enjoyed my fall card art. Thank you for your prayers for us.
Comment: it came today! Yeah:) Thank yo for the sparkly card. I love the hearts:)
I always need/use glue dots - so nice of you to share:) U used to have a cat years ago and then we switched to a dog and now we have no pets- well we have fish and a swimming turtle lol.
Response: I'm so glad it came! :) I had taken a picture of it so was ready to recreate it for you. I'm glad you enjoyed it and the glue dots, which I'm finding need to be a necessity with us paper crafters, and to think I only discovered it in the last 2 years or so. Have a wonderful day and Blessings to you, and thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Love!!! So excited to receive your mail, the envie decor already has me captivated! Thanks for the washis and extras, love them all! (yes I agree, washi tapes and decorative tapes brighten the world! How can one not love them?!) ðŸ˜Š Thank you for the happy mail ðŸ’–
Response: Your kind words made me happy and I'm super happy that my washi envelope & tapes made you happy too!! Thanks for the most wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Beth! I am in awe! So much amazing washi and birds!! I love the stickers so much, and you used such cool stamps!!! Where do you get stamps with small amounts? Yes, Arizona is much hotter... Think 110-120 degrees in the summer... But we don't have much humidity so it's definitely a lot easier to handle!! Humidity is the worst. I just can't get enough of the washi bird card.... Total cuteness overload!! And thanks for the great recipe, can't wait to try it! I love getting tried and true recipes from friends. :) Thanks for making my day!!!! :D :D
P.s. I will definitely have to get in touch with marlak2008 re: her cool swap cards. :)
Edit: so sorry! I thought I rated 5 w/heart! Definitely you deserve it. So glad you wrote back so I could see what I rated you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed everything and that it made your day. I had fun making the bird tape card for you. As to the vintage stamps, I'll send you a PM with my source for them. Our temps this week are forecasted to be super high for us (triple digits for like 4 days!). Thanks for the 5 rating.
Comment: Beautiful cards! You did a wonderful job blending colors and different papers:) I have trouble with all that most times. I will pray for your request - God knows just where He wants us and how to get us there:) Have a great summer!
Response: Thanks for your kind comments about the cards!! I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thanks too, for your prayers, and for the wonderful rating. :)
Comment: beautiful card & encouraging thought:)
thank you. I do view my desire to use cards to connect and lift up people as a talent/gift from the Lord to be used. Some days that seems too simplistic - but hen someone lifts me up and I see the beauty of it all once again:)
Response: Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we must continue to send handmade cards into the world to bless others. "We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19 Thank you, too, for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
Comment: Such a pretty card Beth and I love the ribbons you sent me. I don't like making bows either because for one I can't do them well and two they stick up. You did a great job! Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks for your kind words - I'm glad you liked my card (and ribbons). I've since found a technique for a "cheater" knot and bow that I actually could follow. Check out this YouTube channel: StampTV with Gina K. Search under "Easy Ways to Make Bows."
Comment: Thank you for the great envie! I love seeing all of the different vintage postage! Where did you ever find a .1/2 cent stamp? I've never seen that one before. Love the stickers and blank postcard.
Response: You're welcome! I'm not sure where I got the 1/2 cents stamp. I get vintage postage from a few resources. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thank you Beth for another lovely card! Happy June to you too! I love to hunt for agates on the Oregon Coast! Sigh...another addictions!
Response: You are very welcome. Happy June to you as well. Well at least agates are free. I'm blessed and grateful that God gave me the appreciation for His beautiful treasures in nature. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart. :)
Comment: Love the postcard you made and the verse you choose. My visiting sister has enjoyed incoming mail this week also. Happy month of June swapping!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed what I created for you. I had to make sure to stamp my letters slowly so I didn't make a typo. LOL. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart, and yes, I'm looking forward to June swapping! :)
Comment: I wanna give a ton of hearts for the darling card and envelope you made! I love it SOO much! the colors are beautiful! I love how you stamped on it too! Darling darling darling! Thank you for the extra washi tape! â¤â¤â¤â¤
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed what I created for you. I really love using washi tape to make cards. Thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Beautiful card, Beth!! I love the stamps you used, too. Thanks for all your encouragement on making a card that was new to me! I love your's!
Response: Thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the card and even more so that you joined the swap. I'll bet your partner will love your card too. Thank you for the wonderful rating with heart. :)
Comment: You always have the best tapes! My friends and family are always so jealous of my colorful happy mail! Thank you for such an awesome swap! Thank you for the wonderful washi samples! And thank you for hosting!!!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and for the wonderful rating. Most of the tapes I used were from my HUGE sample stash. I've got them all sorted by color and/or theme and I really need to host more swaps that involve washi. :)
Comment: Beautiful Card ! ! Waiting for Spring to get here too.. Raining all day today ! ! Got Card Yesterday.. My first meeting as President of Our Women's Group at Church is this morning.. Hugs from OHIO!!! Love the verse! !
Response: Thank you for your kind comments about my card (and the wonderful rating w/heart). I hope your first meeting went well. Happy Spring! Blessings & hugs to you.
Comment: Thank you for the great scripture cards. The pleasant word from proverbs will be my first memorization goal. I know the Lord will remind me of it when I'm frustrated! Thank you for the postcards (future swap) and the blessing bookmark. You have blessed me! Blessings to you, always.
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Many thanks for your kind words & rating w/heart. :)
Comment: How did you stuff so much washi into that little envelope???!!! 8" of snow, I don't panic until the SUV wont clear it, about 14" :) Stay home with your washi, it is much safer...
Response: With one hand on the envelope and the other mashing it closed. LOL! :) Well, for a city that gets perhaps a few inches of snow and then it's gone the next day, 8" of snow plus ice plus frigid non-melting temps, made for a week of hard packed snow/ice, and oh, did I mention? We've hardly any snowplows here, let alone finding shovels. But I agree, staying home with washi is definitely safer! Glad you enjoyed the stuffed washi envie and thanks for the rating w/heart.
Comment: Hi Beth,
I'm so sorry for not ever getting this rated, or remembering. Uggg..I'm so glad I went through all my old swaps. I would never want someone thinking I hadn't rated them on purpose. :( Merry Christmas. :)
Comment: Beautiful choice in tapes!!! You were right, the owl tape really brightened my day.
My owl fascination came from reading Wesley the Owl, where a scientist raises a barn owl for study at home. It's such a good book!
Thank you for the tapes!!! Here's hoping your collection grows again!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed my card with owl tape!! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Comment: I did not open the gifts at this time.
I think I will wait till Christmas morning. It is just my husband and I and since the kids are grown not a lot of noise and things to do in the morning times:) It will be nice to have things to open. I promise to message you when I do open the gifts.Very nice stocking!! Merry Christmas!-- Opened the stocking this morning! I OVE everything you sent along:) Very thoughtful of you and I cant wait to begin to use the supplies! Thank you so very much:)
Response: I'm glad the stocking arrive safe & sound and that you like it (the stocking itself). We will also have a quite Christmas so I plan to do the same with the stocking I receive. Merry Christmas to you too! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating!
Comment: Hi Beth! I've missed swapping together ;+) Thank you for the lovely notecard and all the amazing snippets. Your little sticker 'notes' throughout were so cute. My favorite tape is the wide one with the butterflies! Can't wait to use them on envies and cards of my own.
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the snippets and envie & such. Thank you much for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
Comment: I love the washi filled card! Very cute samples! How did you get your packing tape spread over your card so nicely?! I couldn't get mine to go on without a wrinkle. I tried and tried and ruined two cards before I gave up and just sent. They weren't too bad, but yours is perfect. I am always glad when you are my partner. I love everything you send. It's obvious you take care and put effort into your swaps. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for your very kind words and the wonderful rating. As to getting the packing tape on the cards, I found I had to pull off a strip, cut it, and then use two hands to try to lay it down flat. I'll admit it was a bit tricky and I peeled up part of the card at times. I think I also had to throw a card away. ! Finally I got them done. I'm sure yours will be fine. :)
Comment: Wow! Loved the card, especially the 14. Loved the envelope and the washi samples. But I'm super excited to get the used postage stamps. Picture me Happy, Happy, Happy!!
Response: I'm so happy I made you happy, happy, happy! :) The stamps were from a childhood stamp collecting with my dad. I decided to dismantle the album and use for art & sharing. Have fun with them. Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: 1. Loved the washi coverd envelope
2. Loved each lettered item was in its own envelope
3. Loved the cards,stamped images,washi,coloring cards (I've seen those at the christian store,and thought those would be my cup of tea) the little envies,are adorable.
4. Happy mail day,thanks to you. If I forgot anything, just know everything is wonderful!
Response: So happy you enjoyed the items I sent for this scavenger hunt swap. :) Many thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
Comment: Really like the fall leaves tape. Thanks for hosting and swapping! ðŸ˜˜
Response: Glad you enjoyed the tapes. I couldn't remember if I shared that fall leaves tape. I found it at Target about a month ago, in a 3 design pack. Can't find it anymore though. Thanks for the great rating with the shiny red heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful embossed card! That embossing folder is lovely and looks amazing on the orange! But, what doesn't look amazing on orange?!?!?! I'm so glad I'm your partner! Thank you as well for the beautiful glittery orange papers!
Response: So glad you enjoyed my embossing attempt. :) Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Beth, it is always so much fun to get my mail and see another fabulous envelope from you! I love the way you brighten them up! And thank you very much for what was inside too! I love punch studio notecards...so pretty! Thank you for the variety of foreign postage stamps, the washi tape,and the fabulous assortment of ATC papers too! Here's a ((hug)) back to you!
Response: Oh, thank you for your kind words about my envelopes/swaps. I'm glad you enjoyed what was on and in the envelope!! Thank, too, for the wonderful rating w/heart. :)
Comment: I LOVE the orange foxes on this card!! You even used orange ink to write to me, yay! Don't know if it was accidental or not, but I love orange and you're awesome so I'll believe it was intentional. ;) Such bright samples too -- I think the blue circles is my fav; the different sizes give it a lot of visual interest. We don't have a Walmart within 30 miles (weird, right?) but I'll check for washi next time I'm there. Thanks for the tip! Love the envie decoration too, btw, definitely made me smile. :D
Response: I had just received some new samples in a swap and the foxes were part of it and so I just had to try using them on a card. I'm glad you liked how it came out and that it was your favorite color. It was purely accidental, but so fun it worked out to be your favorite color!! :) Thank you for you kind comments and wonderful rating with heart!
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous card that looks like a rainbow itself! Was that intentional? :-) Your card ministry sounds great! Are you documenting the group's progress?
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for your kind comments and wonderful rating. As to the chosen PC, well I just love all the colorful beauty the Lord has given us. Card ministry documentation. Not so much on paper, but verbally, yes.
Comment: Many thanks for all you sent =^â€¢â€¢^= always fun to see the old stamps in circulation, they scraped a few and ruined them, maybe I'll make a card with cute kitty bookmark, turning hosting of these swaps back to you!
Response: You're welcome! It's too bad some of the stamps got ruined. Thanks for the nice rating! Sure, I can host these swaps in the future. :)
Comment: Beth - love your beautiful card! And I am so encouraged by your note. Thank you so very much. Where is the stamp from that you used on the front? Must get one! Thanks again for a very encouraging swap!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card & note. Thank you very much for the wonderful rating w/heart! PMing you now about the "stamp." :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi wonderfulness. From the envelope to the card to the actual samples of washi tape it is a delightful assortment. I also like the sticker on the envelope and the note inside. It is always good to find another sister.
Response: You are very welcome; I'm happy you enjoyed everything about the swap I created & sent. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great washi tapes! I know what you mean about addiction. I love this stuff. We have a new store opening about 3 blocks from the house. I stopped yesterday and peeped through the front windows. From my vantage point I could see 300-400 different designs of washi. When they open I will be in trouble! LOL!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart!. Oh my, a washi store near you?- That sounds kind of "dangerous" and fabulous at the same time, LOL! :)
Comment: I've received your mail and your bright dragonflies with glittery details looks great :D I'll enjoy colouring the images as well as using the goodies enclosed! Thank you very much for hosting and swapping with me!
Response: I'm glad my mail arrived safely and that you enjoyed everything. Many thanks for the wonderful rating with heart! :)
Comment: Thank you Beth for darling little envies! How do you make the tiny ones? Do you use a die cut or a template? Thank you too for the forever postage stamps!!
Response: I'm glad you liked the envies. Thanks for the great rating too. I got a cool plastic Stampin' Up "mini envelope template" at a yard sale a year ago. It's got 5 different (trace & cut) mini envies on it. I couldn't resist. I think I got it for a buck.
Comment: Thank you for the delightful letter. I adore your tiny pages and that you made each one look like it came from its own distinct letterset. :) My favorite part of this swap is making all sorts of tiny stationery. I hope you'll keep hosting them; I'll keep joining in! :) Too bad I can't hang out with you guys and eat amazing rare strawberries and play card games, but I loved hearing about it! ;) â™¥ Thanks again. Oh! The stickers are great, too-- I love the variety!
Response: Oops, I forgot to respond to your really sweet comments. I'm so happy you enjoyed this swap!! Thanks, too, for the wonderful rating! :)
Comment: Pretty envelope!! I love the sweet note and so many cute surprises! We are all green here, flowers bloomed...but it has been COLD. It's awful!! Hope it warms up again soon. Thanks a lot for joining my swap!!!!!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for your kind words & rating. Hopefully it'll warm up soon. :)
Comment: Thank you very much Beth, the envelope alone for this swap made me smile! I loved the array of stamps on the front and the quote on the back was quite appropriate! Thank you also for the lovely note and the splendid little goodies that you chose for me. I was in awe of the wonderful selection of used postage stamps thanks a lot for sharing them with me :)
Response: You are very welcome - I'm happy you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the kind words and the wonderful rating w/heart. :)
Comment: Thanking you so much for this lovely pocket full of goodies! You are right... the pockets are fun to make and super fun to receive as well. Thanks for taking the time to pick out things you knew I would like so much :)
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the wonderful rating with the shiny red heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the big, beautiful, purple, bird-bedecked envelope filled with extra birdie goodness! You're right, the magazine pics are beautiful and I have plans to cut some for my planner and cut others to make a collage for a friend who studies birds. I even love the pretty pink roses folder in which you enclosed the contents. It's about to be transformed into 4 planner dividers. Teeheee. Many hearts to you, Beth!
Response: You are welcome. I'm so glad the birdies carried that envelope right to your door without getting lost. :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!
Comment: Happy Pocket indeed! You done an amazing job with item you've sent! There are some incredible items inside that have really inspired me, thank you so much. I also would like to reach out to people with some sort of "HAPPY "MAIL" That will help edify the body of Christ. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the card pocket! Thank you for your kinds words and wonderful rating. Blessings to you.
Comment: Thank you so much, Beth, for the awesome mail you sent to me. Your colorfully penned letter and the beautiful flower sticker samples and rainbow postcard really lifted my spirits today. I've had your mail for a little bit as I didn't want to open it until I could leave a rating, so please accept my apologies for the late rating. But maybe today was the more perfect day to have opened it than when I first received it. I really needed it today Thank you!!!
Response: You are very welcome - I'm glad I could lift your spirits today. Thank you for the wonderful rating and your kind words. :)
Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies! I was so excited when I saw the fireworks envelope; thank you for choosing it after seeing that I liked fireworks! I adore how you decorated the inside of the card with washi tape. I'm working on building my collection and finding fun ways to use it beyond just sealing envelopes, haha. I'm stoked to add the tapes you have sent me.Thank you again!! This has made my day!!
Response: I'm happy I could make your day. Thank you for your kind words and wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute envies. it was really cute ones at that. they will definitely get used. either in my swaps or put into my swap notebook to look at. loved them all. Thank you again:)
Response: You are very welcome; I'm glad you enjoy my envelopes. I love to make them. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart, too. :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty card. I love the idea of a card ministry!
I make my own envelopes but I have never heard of a punch board. I will have to check it out. It sounds as if it will save me a lot of time tracing and cutting!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed my card. Before I learned about the envelope punch board I did a lot of tracing & cutting. You will love the board! :) Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the washi tapes! I love how even your stamp was "spring" themed. All the samples are great but my eyes were immedietly drawn to the washi tape witht he blue backround and the pink/red flowers. Love it! Thanks again. :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart. :)
Comment: Hi Beth! I love your 9-page happy mail - WOW! You decorated each "page" so cute! I enjoyed reading your letter and again Wow, all that traveling in '99! Congrats early on your 15th anniversary - hope you do something fun! May I ask where you get all your great stickers? I am running into problems finding a variety at a good price - sigh! I loved that the last page had no calories as I am trying to cute down! LOL! I have an addiction to pcs and paper goods - always looking for more-yikes! Thanks so much for the Happy Visit-wish I would give you more than one heart! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent! Thank you for all your kind comments. I sent you a PM regarding stickers. Thanks much, too, for the great rating and the thoughts for more hearts. :)
Comment: Thanks so much "neighbor"! :) I saw Hillsboro on the envie and had to smile...Have to ask- where did you get the typewriter washi that you put on the envelope? I really love that one! :)
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the great rating! The typewriter tape is a sample I received, so I don't know where I got it. I do remember it being available locally many years ago. You might search online for it; someone is bound to sell it.
Comment: Great hearing from you. The card is so beautiful - the colors go so well together! Thanks! I'll be writing soon!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card. I hope you liked the tapes too.Thank you for the shiny red heart next to the lovely rating. You might want to wait to write back, as I just sent you a letter today. :)
Comment: Thanks for the card and verse. A wonderful reminder that I need every day. And yes, we got over 13" of snow!! But it's all melted and tomorrow it's supposed to be almost 70 with thunderstorms. Crazy!
Response: You're welcome. :) Yes, there definitely has been a lot of crazy weather, all over the world. Many thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: I LOVE the envelope you used to send this! Trying to figure out how/if I can manage to reuse it. So delicious! Thanks for the washi bag and little note. :) Always a pleasure to receive from you!
Response: :) I think I constructed it from an artsy calendar if I remember correctly. The calendar store at the mall always has a 75% off sale towards the end of January and I always stock up on fun calendars to use for envelopes! :) Thanks for the lovely rating!!
Comment: Your awesome vintage stamped envelope and unused postage arrived today, capping off a busy week at work and providing a welcome start to the weekend. Many thanks for the nice assortment of stamps and the pretty enclosure!
Response: Thank you for your kind words & wonderful rating. I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent and that it made for a nice start to your weekend! :)
Comment: Hi Beth. Thank you for your wonderful letter! I love receiving decorated envelopes with real stamps! I really enjoyed reading your (15 pages!! ;) letter. You decorated it so pretty with washi and doodles. (I have those markers too and love them!) I love all the stickers. Thank you for brightening my day with this lovely happy mail! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: I'm glad you loved my letter and everything about it (envie and stickers too). I took your comment to heart about "hoping your partner writes more than 9 pages." :) Thank you for the fabulous rating with the "extra hearts! :)
Comment: Beth thank you for the Hawaiian postcard and scripture. That is my favorite also ðŸ˜Š I'm with you on this whole winter weather......Hurry Up Spring!!! Take care and happy swapping ðŸ“¬ðŸŒðŸ’Œ
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the wonderful rating. :)
Comment: It's always an absolute delight to find an envelope from you in my mailbox. So colorful and happy! Thank you for the fantastic stickers! I'd never seen the bird or cat ones before, and every time I buy those adorable foxes, I end up giving them away to someone before I get to use them, so I'm super-excited to make some adorable swap cards with them. :) Also, your note and tiny envelope with bonus awesome stickers was a special treat. Thanks for a lovely swap. â™¥
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed what I sent to you, and especially that I found some stickers you didn't have. Thank you for the lovely rating, but mostly for your kind words. Hugs to you, my friend.
Comment: Absolutely beautiful envelopes! Thanks so much! And the texture of thAt paper! Lovely.
Response: I'm happy that you enjoyed my calendar envies. I'm waiting for calendar store at the mall to offer their calendars at 75% off (right now they're at 50%) so I can buy more just for envie-making. :) Thank you so much for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Comment: Oh Beth, this is a great card! I love it and the envelope too. I looked through my Dec. box of swaps and searched through Pats pile of mail too. Seeing this, I would have remembered it for sure. Thanks so much for the resend. I love it. The whole swap was such a great idea, I hope you will host again. Thank you!
Response: Yay, I was beginning to worry and wonder what was up with the postal system. I'm happy it arrived and that you enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind words and great rating too. :)
Comment: Thank you for passing these on and providing me with enough snowflake stamps for a few ATC's!!!! Take care and be safe.
***I meant postage stamps - I use them on ATC's for my pocket letters!!!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like the snowflakes (you said stamps, was it tapes?). Thanks for the wonderful rating. :)
Comment: I've been thinking about you - hope you are high and dry and other than being wet life is as usual! Thank you as always for the great tapes and cute card!!!
Response: It has a bit soggy out here. Fortunately, we don't live near any bodies of water, so we've been safe. Stayed in this weekend and wrapped gifts to send to family afar. I'm glad you enjoyed the tapes. I'm pretty much out of my Christmas washi rolls now. I do have a plentiful amount of samples to work with though. Thank you for the nice rating!!
Comment: What gorgeous tapes on the envelope!!!! I only have a couple of them so you KNOW I'm wanting the other ones now! LOL!!! (It's a sickness!) Thank you for the beautiful card and adorable memo sheets, too!!!! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: You're welcome!! Some were probably from our local Michaels store and I'm sure some were from samples I'd received. :) Glad you enjoyed the card & memo sheets too. Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!
Comment: Beth, I LOVE your envelope, it's just bursting with your personality! :) The handmade items are an absolute delight, and I adore the card you made for your note. Did you use some kind of special markers on the mailbox? Where do you find ones that don't dry before stamping? It's fantastic! Anyway, thanks for another very happy swap. â™¥
Response: I had fun with the swap, so I'm happy you enjoyed everything and could tell it was "me" on the envie! :) The "markers that stay wet so you can stamp" are by Marvy. I will send you the info in a PM. Thank you for kind words and the wonderful rating w/the shiny red heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the resend - WOW your selection of stickers was awesome!!! The little envelopes you sent the stickers in were extra special too! Thank you for making me smile and say, "WOW!" today. Have a fantastic day!!!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the stickers I picked out for you! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!!
Comment: Holy smokes, Beth! That was a lot of wrapping! :) So many new washi designs I didn't have: thank you! â™¥
Response: Yes, a lot of wrapping indeed! Needless to say, that was pretty much all of my washi tape supply. I really need to invest in some new rolls... In any case, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have fun using it in many ways. I truly appreciate the wonderful rating with the big shiny red heart! :)
Comment: Hi Beth,
I could have sworn that I sent this rating out right away! I remember writing that I loved the cute stickers and 'cheated' by unwrapping the washi all the way! Maybe I wrote the rating and forgot to click SAVE. It was great! Thanks!
Response: I remember now that you did send me a message about it. Thanks for rating now (wonderfully I might add) and I'm happy, again, that you enjoyed it! :)
Comment: Thanks for sending the washi bag. I love the way you decorated the envelope - especially the globe washi tape! It's always great being your swap partner. :)
Response: You're welcome; the globe tape was probably from a sample I'd received. I haven't received a bag yet, but I'm ready. I'm also ready for Round 3. LOL! Thanks for the prompt & wonderful rating. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelopes and goodies!!!! Love them!!! I'm sending yours off in the morning. This was a fun swap! Didn't' realize it was just us ðŸ˜Š Happy Swapping ðŸ“¬ðŸ’Œ
Response: You are very welcome; glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: What a lovely, warm note, Beth! Thank you so much for the stamps and Scripture cards. I even like the nice texture of the paper. And yes, it would be wonderful for us Oregon ladies to get together! After the bustle of the holidays, let's set a date and make a day of it :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent for this swap. Yes, a get together of Oregon ladies sounds wonderful! :) Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart, too.
Comment: I didn't expect a pocket letter, but that was a great idea! I listed a lot of the same verses as favorites. Galatians 5:22-23 is definitely one of them! We're currently having an awesome sermon series about it at my local church.
Response: I'm glad I could surprise you with the pocket letter; I've been meaning to do one for these scripture studies and you got the first one. :) Thank you for the wonderful rating, with heart! Blessings.
Comment: Your card is so pretty! I would have never thought to do what you did, although I guess you tinkered with your format a little more! Thank you so much, I'm going to put yours on display in my room. You rock, Beth! xo
Response: Thank you for your kind words - I'm happy you liked my latest washi creation. These cards are so fun to make & share. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thank you so much. Your letter was so nice. I enjoy talking about my kitties and hearing about someone else's Thanks for all the extras too. The envelopes are perfect to send to a friends daughter. I plan on writing back to you and sending a picture of my "fur children". Thanks again.
Response: You're very welcome; I'm happy you enjoyed what I sent. It will be fun to get your letter and see and hear all about your kitties. Thank you for the wonderful rating! :)
Comment: Thank you for the encouraging thoughts you gleaned from Reading 2nd Corinthians together. You are great at summarizing. I enjoyed the handmade card and decorated envelope also. Love these swaps!
Response: Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed my insight, and my card & envie too. Thank you for the lovely rating.
Comment: What a beautiful card you made. I loved taking a moment to read your note, I especially love the quote about rainbows. It has special meaning to me. Thank you so much for also hosting this swap.
Response: Thank you for your kind words about the card I created for you. You're welcome; I'm glad you had fun with the swap! Thank you for the wonderful rating, too, with the big shiny red heart. :)
Comment: Beth, thank you for the great washi tape envies! I really like the one with the animals on it! The hedgehog tape is adorable!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the envies! There are so many different washi tape designs in the world - it's endless. What fun it would be to work at a washi tape factory, eh? LOL Thank you, though, for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Very nice, I love the quote. I'm going to use it this weekend. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card w/quote. I've been having fun searching for quotes online and then printing them to sticky labels. Needless to say, I've been making lots of these cards to send out. :) Thank you very much for the wonderful rating!
Comment: Thanks for the fun letter. It was interesting to read all the details about you. I have many of the same interests/likes as you! Thanks for your encouraging words for my studies. I'm in the Library Media and Information Technology program. I hope to be a school librarian when I'm finished!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my letter. Thank you for the great rating! :)
My mother was an assistant librarian at a local college and I have a nephew who did library studies.
Comment: This letter is absolutely delightful, Beth! Each pocket is a little work of art; it's like getting ATC quality in each of nine little coordinated pockets. I LOVE it! â™¥ I enjoyed your letter and all the little goodies you tucked in, too. :) There were actually only 2 samples that I've seen before. Thanks for all the time and care you put into creating this lovely thing for me. :)
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you enjoyed my pocket letter! Your kind words made my heart sing. :) I really had fun with the ATCs I put in each pocket. Plus, I'm glad I could send you a few "new to you" tapes! Have a great weekend, and many thanks for the super awesome rating!!
Comment: How adorable!!! Every bit, packaged with such care. Your page decorations are beautiful, and all the little bits are so fun. Thank you also for the photo! But the letter was my favorite :-) Thank you!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my latest pocket letter. It was my first try at a more fancy presentation. I had fun creating the PL just for you. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart!! :)
Comment: I always love swapping with you, Beth. I love all the washi, especially the yellow flowers and the yellow, mint, and pink arrows and triangles. :) Thank you! I always love your decorated envelopes, too.
Response: I'm so glad you loved my tapes! The envies are fun to do with all the fun samples I receive. In fact, it passes the time on hour-long train commutes sometimes. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thanks for all the cute tapes and for hosting this awesome swap! It's like you're a dealer for the washi addicted. :)
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the tapes. Oh my, a dealer doesn't sound all that good, but I suppose if it's for something not harmful to the body (we won't mention the pocketbook-LOL), then perhaps it's ok! ?? Thank you for the wonderful rating! :)
Comment: Thanks for the lovely items that fit me so well. That is the widest washi I've ever seen! Love the cute Air Mail mini file folder and your wonderful Stamps envie with San Marino Disney stamps, too!
Response: You are very welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed the things I sent, and yes, that washi is really wide isn't it? Great for using your punches or die cutting on. ;) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!!
Comment: Yes I agree a whole chapter on JOY in all circumstances. It is a great book with so many verses powerful for memorization. I attempted once to memorize the whole book and got thru into the 3rd chapter. However if you don't keep it fresh it fades away ... but great truths. Thanks for sharing your thoughts:)
Response: I agree that if you don't keep it fresh, it fades away. But I find I do remember certain verses, so at least that's good. Continued studying should equal more verses memorized. :) In any case, I'm glad you enjoyed what I shared. Many thanks for the kind rating w/heart.
Comment: OMG! I love, love this pocket letter. All the great colors, die cuts, stickers, words, stamp messages and images are all so fantastic!
I picked up the mail on my way to the airport so I saw your envelope and put on my carry-on when I landed in DC on a layover I opened it and it made me so happy to see all the great little things I can't wait to make a few card and all the cute phrases and word. My daughter wants to steal the washi tape samples and the cutest paper clip I know own.
It showed such great thought and all the squares are just lovely. Thank you again for contacting me for this swap. I see now why so many people have loved doing swaps with you, you are a gold star!
Take care and until the next time!
Response: Oh, I'm so very happy you loved the pocket letter (and goodies) that I made for you. I tend to doubt myself sometimes, so your kind words made my heart happy! Thank you for doing the swap with a "random stranger," but now, a "new friend!"
Comment: Beth! I'm overjoyed with your lovely letter! It's awesome , thank you so much! I love the washi you used to decorate and the samples are wonderful. I have quite the collection of washi and I dont think I have any of the ones you sent. We should do a washi swap sometime. I love the flow cards, so beautiful. I hope you are having a great day , take care :)xx
Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed my lovely tape letter and washi samples. I'll send you a message about a washi sample swap. :) Thank you for the wonderful rating with heart too!!
Comment: why, thank you, thank you, thank you! Both of your pocket letters are so fun and pretty! I appreciate all the time that went into this. I love how the colors go together so well, and even the surprises match! The stamped images are awesome... I loved that the Look Insides said Look Inside outside them! I really loved it all!!!
Response: You are very welcome! I'm happy you liked my color scheme, creations and goodies. Many thanks for doing the swap and for the lovely rating with heart too!
Comment: Oh my goodness this is so bright and beautful... I LOVE it! I haven't read the letter or even pulled any of the nice things out of the pockets yet, I've just been admiring it. You are so good at these!!!! Thank you for spending so much time on it!! It's wonderful!
Response: Thank you for your kind words about the pocket letter. I'm glad you enjoyed it!! It's taken me awhile to get the hang of them, although sometimes I still watch lots of YouTube videos and look at Google images - it's so fun to look and be inspired. Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: All the scripture you loved, I loved too and sent those to my partner. Its a refreshing,uplifting,convicting book of the Bible. I read it while traveling out west.OF course I read "In your anger do not sinâ€ Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, after having words with my husband!Thanks for the cute decorated envie,it makes my mailbox smile!
Response: Thanks for the nice comments and rating. Why do we sometimes do what we really don't want to do? Because Satan gets in when we are weak. The more I keep in the Word, I feel the less that Satan can grab hold.
Comment: I love the card that you made, and the verse on the envelope and I already have a plan for the stamped images! Thank you! Always love what you send!!
PS: I am so sorry, I kept forgetting to rate you for this swap! :(
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card and envie verse. Thank you so much for the heartfelt rating! :)
Comment: I didn't even realize that you were my partner until the mail came today! Thank you so much. I don't have any of these washi tapes. I just noticed that I don't have any green or blue or black. Now I do! Have a wonderful day.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the washi tapes!! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: I always love swapping with you because of how cute you decorate your envelopes! Thanks for the lovely swap.
Response: You're welcome! I just whipped up a batch of 10 more washi envelopes, and I used a lot of the yellow/pink tapes you sent. I do these on my train commutes - it's a good stress reliever! LOL :) Thank you for the wonderful rating!
Comment: Wow! Was that quick or what? Thank you for the super variety of lonely stickers. I like the owls of course, but think my very favorites are the colorful roller skates! Thank you for joining the swap and making it fun.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the stickers!! The owls were from the kids section of Michaels. You can find really cool very inexpensive stickers there :) Thank you for the wonderful rating! !!
Comment: well it was bound to happen sooner or later...I got a duplicate to a tape I own...it's OK, wished we lived closer and could just shop each other's stash and avoid sending the washi coast to coast!!!! thank you as always!
Response: Yes, duplicates are bound to happen sooner or later, especially with us washi crazies! LOL. Yes, it would be fun to live closer!! Thanks for the wonderful rating.
Comment: I love your choices for the scavenger hunt, and even though it seems impossible considering the amount of washi I own, you sent almost all new-to-me tapes! Wooo Hooo! Thank you for all!!! (Love the pretty envelope, too!) â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the tapes; it's always a treat to receive a few "new to you" ones. Enjoy & be washi creative! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating too!
Comment: Hi Beth, Thank you for the sweet card. I especially like the sparkly tape on the pot. Your flowers are creative. I tried punching tape for flowers and it didn't work. Your hand cut ones are very cheerful. I enjoyed reading your note also. Thanks for brightening my day. I'm glad I joined. Hope you come up with more ideas to tempt us : )
Response: Thanks for the wonderful rating and kind words. You are very welcome. I struggled with what to do on the card, but was happy with the turnout. I have since come up with another design, inspired from another partner, so there may need to be a round 2. Happy Spring! Hugs, Beth
Comment: Thank you so much. I loved that you got carried away stuffing my envelope. I was very lucky to have you as my partner. Love everything specially how you decorated the white envelopes with Washington tape. Big heart from the big Apple. Happy swapping
Response: So glad you enjoyed everything!! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and envelope you sent. The envelope looks like a flowered quilt. I love it! Thanks also for the samples. All of them are new to me! I think spring is on its way here; we've been warm all week. Hope it stays that way!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm happy you loved my creations and tape, and thus thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! Happy Spring!
Comment: Thank you Beth - LOVE ALL THE WASHI - its like washi heaven :)) Hope mine arrives soon xxx
Response: Oh, I'm happy my tape made it you safely and that you enjoyed it all! It will be fun to receive yours too. There's always tomorrow. Thank you for the swapping and giving me the wonderful rating with the heart! :)
Comment: I received nice tapes and beautiful & lovely handmade card from you !
I really love them very much, and the best is blue flower's.
Thank you so much!! ã‚ã‚ŠãŒã¨ã† arigato.
Thank you again for joining this swap I hosted !
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the tapes and my card. Thank you for the most wonderful rating with the big red heart! :)
Comment: I love pink floral washi sample. Can't wait to try all of them. I especially loved your card. Yours turned out so much more professional than mine. And I really adored that you decorated the envelope with some yellow cat washi! Where did you get it?
Response: So happy you loved everything!! Thank you for the wonderful rating. :)
Comment: Thank you, Beth, for the cheerful Washi hello! It brought sun into my house on a cloudy day. The samples are all different than anything I have, surprising beings we live in the same area. Happy Spring!
Response: You are very welcome; glad you loved everything! Many thanks for the wonderful rating! :)
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful stenciled envie! Thank you so much for the extra work you put into making it! Thanks too for the nice note and all the washi tape! Very clever to wrap them around cards! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for the wonderful rating with the shiny red heart! :)
Comment: Beth, I got your envelope full of washi deliciousness!! Thank you so much for the tapes and also the label stickers, I love them! Will definitely use them in my next projects :) You have packaged them so nicely.
Response: I'm happy you loved everything! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :) :)
Comment: Thanks for a great letter and MORE fabulous washi tape! I LOVED the stationery you used. Did you find those at a thrift store? I'm so jealous. You find great things. All I see is chaos when I "attempt" thrift stores. Well, you're on my list. I'll be mailing letters every day next month, so I'll be responding to you in a few days.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. It was fun to see it on your blog. :) The "Life is Sweet" stationery was from Marshalls and came in the form of a big pad. Thank you for the wonderful rating! :) :)
Comment: relaxing?!?!?! these stressed me out...LOVE yours, LOVE the Paris washi...now I want to shop :)
Response: Glad you loved my envies, especially the Paris one. Thank you for the lovely rating my dear. As far as shopping, you can shop in my "free store." Do you want some Do you want me to send you some Paris samples?
Comment: Thanks so much for your gorgeous envelope! I love the dual-colored ring design and would like to borrow it if I may. I truly appreciate the enclosures as well. Just the happiest mail on a cold, semi-snowy day. I sent a long message with details. Thanks again!
Response: Oh, I'm happy it finally made it to you, and that you liked my design. I have to admit, I just started with one curved line and went from there. Of course you may borrow it :) Glad I could brighten your cold, snowy day! Many thanks for the wonderful rating w/the shiny red heart!!
Comment: Beth...As always, you have sent some AWESOME envies (how come I'm not surprised you have CAT calendars??) Thanks for the extra address labels too! The bright gel pen on black envie brought a smile the second I opened my mailbox....blessings, Charlene
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my envies. Speaking of cat calendars, I bought one today at 75% off from the calendar store. In fact, I bought 2 others as well. Calendar-making, here I come! Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Love, Love, Love the Washi Heart Valentine! You always make wonderful cards! And thank you so much for the awesome washi samples! That pink with orange flower one is cool. And I love the heart banner one! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words about my cards, and for your wonderful rating w/heart! I did have fun with that design. You are welcome, too, for the samples.
Comment: I know there is more than pictured!!!! Talk about 'sad faces' try walking past the Christmas tape at 70% off...it was jumping into the cart like they were abandoning ship :) Good choices as always.
Response: I couldn't hold up all the drawers for my computer camera. I really need to get a "real camera." My phone camera takes grainy pictures. I didn't see any 70% off Christmas tapes, but I do have quite a bit left over for next year. I'm glad you were happy with the tapes! :) Thanks for the great rating!!
Comment: Received your dotty tape today!!! (: Love them! ... and they're all different from the ones I sent you!! Thanks for arranging this.. and I'm happy to see you reused the card, I hoped you would =^_^=
Response: I'm glad you liked the dotty tapes!! :) You are welcome for the swap. Thanks for the wonderful rating!
Comment: Beth...what a fun swap...the first that I had joined for a few months :) It was AWESOME to get "HAPPY MAIL" ....it is always wonderful to see your lovely decorated envies...the note card you made is AMAZING and the bright colors really lifted my spirits....thanks for the washi samples (too cute) and the beautiful note card for my use. I enjoyed your note..CHRISTmas blessings, enjoy your brunch with friends and may Marks business adventure be successful in 2015. Hugs...Charlene
Response: I'm glad I could make your day! Your words are very kind - hugs to you. Thank you for a wonderful rating and I hop you have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: OK who told you about me OCD!!!! Out of the envelope into the file boxes:) Loved the envelope...I hope Mr Crabby was sorting mail at the PO this morning, your envelope would send him over the edge - mail IS NOT supposed to be fun....Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Response: :) I loved your comment (it made me smile), I'm glad you enjoyed the swap (thanks for great rating!), and you have a wonderful holiday as well!! :)
Comment: Hello again! :) Thank you so much for the lovely envelope! And I love the card you made and also the washis! :) Thank you! :D
Greetings to your cat too! My mother's cat is tortoiseshell as well, she's adorable but really shy. But she used to live on the street for 12 years and now since 3 years with my mother and we can touch her now (that took until a bit more than a year ago) and she enjoys belly rubs. :D
Response: You are very welcome again! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating! Our tortie is very shy too (she's got "tortitude"). She was on the street for not sure how long, before we adopted her from our local shelter about 3 years ago. They seem to have very "unique" personalities.
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the lovely handmade card! I love washi tape as well, it's really nice to use as an embellishment! And loooove your new stamp! :)
And thank you also for the surprises! Cats are my favourite animals, especially gingers and calico/tortoiseshell :D And you know I love washi tape :D
Response: You are welcome; so glad you enjoyed everything. I am having fun getting back into stamping and adding the washi tape for embellishments. Many thanks for the wonderful rating with heart! P.S. Gotta love cats! We've got a tortoiseshell :)
Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you for a gorgeous washi envie and the fun tapes!! I've never seen so many cute kitty tapes...talk about a happy mail day. Hope your holidays are happy, and thank you for hosting! (P.S. Amazing postage stamps, thanks!)
Response: So glad you loved everything. I had fun putting it all together for you. Happy holidays to you as well. Perhaps we'll swap again in the future. Thank you for the most wonderful rating! :)
Comment: Thanks for a pretty swap! I love the papers you chose, and especially like the fact that they are double-sided so the insides of the envelopes are pretty too! Love the little goodies as well--thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. I love the double-sided papers for making envies. Glad you enjoyed everything and many thanks for a most wonderful rating! :)
Comment: My goodness, Beth! You spoiled me rotten with this swap! :) Thank you so much for the cool unique envelopes, the fantastic postage stamps, adorable stickers and labels (I LOVE fun labels!), wonderful washi, and most of all for the time and care you put into this for me. â™¥
Response: I'm happy I could make your day and am super glad you loved everything. I had fun putting it together for you. Thank you for a most wonderful rating! :)
Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you for a great selection of designs! I'll never get tired of washi tapes too, been using them to decorate the walls, making cards, decorating pages... Now that the busy festive season is upon us, all the more we should 'Keep calm & Washi On' :D
Response: You are very welcome! I've never decorated walls, but that sounds intriguing :) Thanks so much for the wonderful rating! Yes, we must definitely "Keep calm and washi on!! :)
Comment: Spectacular selection (as always). I always think I'll get duplicates of what I have but you always manage to have new ones to me. Thanks so much, Beth, for being such a wonderful swap partner.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the tape!! Thank you for your kind words and the wonderful rating too! :)
Comment: Beth, your card is--as always--perfection! You have such a knack for card-making with washi . . . I wish I had been in your class. I feel like I could have learned so much. Thanks, my friend . . . In washi love, Kristy!
Response: Thank you for your kind words about my washi card! I'm glad you enjoyed it!! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!
Comment: Your packages always make me giddy!!! Thank you so much for such a beautifully done card! I love all the orange, and orange and pink together is growing on me! Thank you as well for the awesome wide washi tapes! I have a few wide ones, but really need more. One of these days I'm going to work an overtime shift and dedicate all the extra money to buying WASHI TAPE!!! LOL! Thanks for hosting such a cool swap!
Response: Thank you for such a thoughtful response - it truly made my day! I'm glad you enjoy my handmade washi creations. I know what you mean about acquiring tape. I just received a not expected 1/2 birthday Amazon gift card and I must admit I bought a few rolls of tape! LOL Thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart! :) :)
Comment: What an AMAZING swap. Thank you for all the great washi and the sticker-letters - they are amazing :) Glad our swap survived the postal strike and the long distance. You are a swap partner extraordinary!
Response: I'm HAPPY you loved what I sent. It was great to swap privately with you. Thank you for the wonderful rating with heart! :)
Comment: You did a great job with this unique swap! I love how you took the paper and made it look so nice with such a simple technique. I found the same paper at a good will store a while back and now I know what to do with it! And the stickers are absolutely perfect to go with it. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. Like I said, I was almost stumped trying to find a theme in your profile that matched things I had :). That simple technique is one I used many, many years ago, and it really does make for a nice card design. I sometimes forget to use those techniques and think I have to go with more complex ones. How fun to find the same paper at Goodwill :) Thank you for the awesome rating and your kind words. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you so much for the lovely and happy card, as well as the samples after checking out my washi wishlist ~ I love them all!! I also appreciate the very glittery samples! Now that we've seen them in IRL, my girls can't get enough of the glittery goodness, guess I've better start ordering some lol! Have a great day and a good week ~â™¥
Response: I'm happy you liked everything!! The glittery tapes I got off Amazon, from Lychee. Her glittery tapes are the best, so far that I've found. Thank you for the wonderful rating with the shiny red heart! :) :)
Comment: Wowee!! What a beautiful booklet for washi samples!! Thank you so much for joining the swap and creating such a lovely work of art!
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and that you liked it! As I mentioned, it was the first project other than cards that I've done in a long time! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/the shiny red heart!! :)
Comment: Yeah! I got blue washi! Its lovely! thanks for resending even tho you didnt have to :D
Response: I know I didn't have to, but I wanted to. Thanks for updating the rating and give me a heart! :) Well, how very embarrassing! I'm sure I had the washi out all over my desk and got confused. Sorry about that. I've got blue tapes wrapped up and will go out tomorrow! The fun part? They're from my newest order of tapes :) Thanks for understanding and giving me a 5!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies! I am really enjoying all of it. ........Its good to receive from someone in Oregon....... I used to live down there. We didn't have the train then - they had just started construction when we moved away. We lived in Cedar Mill and Tigard.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm happy you enjoyed all the birdie goodies! As to the train, they are now starting on another section. We have Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow lines right now. I'm thinking the new one will probably be Orange. I take it to work - it definitely beats having to deal with the stress of traffic! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: I am squealing with delight. I love all of my washi samples, thank you so much for doing this with me. Truly appreciate you setting it up. The card is absolutely adorable and I can't wait to make some of my own. Thanks for the inspiration. ðŸ˜Š
Response: So happy you enjoyed the washi samples and my card (yes, you should make some - they are so fun). Thanks for the doing the swap and for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Absolutely love all the washi and I don't own any of them, which is a true surprise. Great bonus goodies. I can never have too many stamps. Many thanks!!!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating! Yes, I, too, am always amazed when I get a washi swap and I have none of the designs. I think they're endless - LOL! In any case, I'm happy you loved what I sent.
Comment: <3 <3 <3!!! I absolutely love this washi overload swap. Thank you for a well-dressed envie (such a clever idea to go around the edges - thanks for the tip). Love the samples and the washi card. Thanks for putting so much effort into a simple swap :)
Response: I'm so happy you loved my swap. I hope you now go forth and decorate many envelopes with tape,and make some washi cards too. :) Thank you for all your kind words and the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Hi Beth, Iove the samples you sent me in your beautiful washi card, and your take with the 'underwater swimmers' plus the 'lines' are brilliant ~ I wouldn't have thought of that lol! Thanks very much for the letter stickers too, I love this size on photos and journal cards! I really appreciate your tips in hosting and thank you so much for playing along too! You deserved more stars and here you go ~â™¥~â™¥~â™¥~â™¥~â™¥~... :D
Response: I'm so happy you loved the tapes I put together for this fun swap. Sometimes you have to "think outside the box" for some of the letters, so I'm glad you got a kick out of "underwater swimmers!" LOL Thank you for the wonderful rating with lots of hearts!! :)
Comment: Thank you for a great scavenger hunt mail art piece. I really enjoy all of the elements that you used in creating it. And thank you very much for the goodies you included! The stickers are great, I can't wait to use the washi, and the stamps are perfect! Thank you for a fabulous swap. :-)
Response: Oh, you made my day with your kind words. I'm glad you really loved my swap. Thank you for the wonderful rating with the shiny red heart!! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for joining this swap, Beth. You sure know how to pack an envelope full. I love the card with kitty tapes. Thank you for the kitty postcards too and the cool cat on the bicycle ; ) I love it all. Hugs.
Response: Glad you liked the washi card. Perhaps these should be monthly swaps :) You are welcome for the other goodies too. Thank you for the lovely rating! :)
Comment: OMG love love love the envelope and the goodies inside... thank you for making this a wonderful swap...thank you for the washi and for the halloween technique sheet...cant wait to use those technique tips with me grandkids..thank you...
Response: Happy you loved what I sent. Those fingerprint art creatures did look like great fun for kids and "us big kids" too. It was a great thrift store find book, and I'm looking forward to trying some things from it too. I need to make sure I get some non-permanent ink (LOL). Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the orange and black goodies combo~it was so fun to open the package. I loved it all and especially the cat paper clips and of course you can't go wrong with ribbon! Thank you again! >^..^<
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you loved everything. Yes, those cat clips were special, so I'm glad you liked them too. Thanks for the wonderful rating with the shiny red heart!! :)
Comment: Hey neighbor! Thanks for the awesome envie full of greatness! I LOVE the textured paper! The words and phrases stickers are perfect! Thanks for the handmade envies too! A very thoughtful swap! Thanks so much. Have a wonderful day! :)
Response: So happy you enjoyed everything!! Thank you for the rating with the shiny red heart :).
Comment: Hi Beth, thanks for the terrific set of vintage postage - a great assortment. I also liked all the stamps you used on the envelope. The stamp-themed playing cards are a fun extra that will be perfect for mail art or binding into my next art journal (or both). You made my day!
Response: I'm really happy you enjoyed everything I sent. When I saw those stamp-themed playing cards at a thrift store recently, into my cart they went! :) Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart!
Comment: Beth...THANKS for a great swap idea and for this adorable note:) You always find the cutest notecards!! I enjoyed the verses you shared for Joy, Bride and Encouragement. The envie is really cute with the bright washi embellishing it. Glad to hear that you and Mark are back in the saddle again (biking:). Summer has been hot and busy...hugs..Charlene
Response: Charlene, you are very welcome - I'm glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for the wonderful rating too!! :) Happy Summer to you.
Comment: Just got back from vacation and received your GREAT swap. Your multiple fun envelopes were only surpassed by the great contents! I also appreciate the wonderful assortment of stamps on the mailing envelope.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed everything I sent. I had fun putting it together for you. I'm just back from vacation too and trying to catch up. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thanks for all of the samples! I really love the the tea time one!
Response: You are very welcome. If you want some more of the tea one, I can include that in our private swap. I also have a coffee themed one by the same company if you would like some of that too :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: I love the orange and pink card, great color combo! Thank you for the washi samples, I love them all, and don't have any of those either :) I have to look for the pink washi with the bicycles on it that you used in the envie, I love that tape
Response: I'm glad you liked that card. I seem to be enjoying using orange and yes, that pink/orange combo seemed to work well. Hmmm. I can't remember now what the pink washi with bicycles was. It may have been a sample I received from someone. Thank you so much for the wonderful rating w/heart! (P.S. Just responding now as I was on vacation and just returned today.)
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome washi! I didn't have any of he tapes you sent me either :) it's hard to believe that with how much washi we have we did not send each other any duplicates! They were all so pretty! I love the postcard and the envelope too. What cute deco tapes! Thank you so much for the private swap!
Response: Yay, I'm so happy my swap arrived and that you enjoyed the tapes I sent - what fun to not have any of the designs either. Totally Amazing! I'm already using some of your tape on some cards I've been making. Thank you very much for doing the swap and for the wonderful rating! P.S. Perhaps we'll swap again some time - maybe even a profile swap :)
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the agates you sent to me. The one is a heart shaped one too. I collect heart shaped rocks and stones. The one with the unbroken line is so special. Thank you so much. I will treasure them.
Response: I'm so happy you loved the special rocks I sent to you. I didn't realize I'd picked out one that was a heart, how neat. I enjoyed putting this together for you and sharing wedding rock story. Thank you for your kind words and wonderful rating. :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I LOVE the envelopes you made! I am new to this envelope making but I am addicted!! Also HUGE thanks for the great washi for me and my girls! <3 we're washholics here ;)!! HUGS!!
Response: You are very welcome. Happy you loved the envies and that everyone loved their washi tape :) Thank you for the wonderful rating with heart!!
Comment: Beth, It is always nice to receive "happy mail" from you!! Love the HM envie, the upcycled notecard with one of my favorite quotes....and all the little extras you stuffed in it. Hope you and Mark are soon back to good health and able to enjoy some summer bike rides!! THANKS for the fun swap . Blessings...Charlene
Comment: Beth, You are wonderful - you already know I love the owl zip bag because you know me so well by choosing this- so hugs and appreciation :) You are so creative. The booklet of Q&A is brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!. It is a delight to look through the pockets and lift the flaps and find the surprises (thank you for the samples & new products& envies) and to read the witty writing and the interesting info. I will not be harvesting the tape off your creation but I will be pulling it out often to look through again and to show friends/family. Cute envie and the embossed heart note card is gorgeous. I am so lucky to have been your partner â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Aw, what I can I say to your most kind, loving words, but THANK YOU! I'm so happy I made your day. I really had fun making the booklet (zine) for you - it actually reminded me of when I used to more of that years ago. I'm glad we are friends!! Keep in touch! Hugs to you my friend, and thank you so much for the wonderful rating!!!
Comment: Wow! What an absolutely beautiful card! I love it. It's definitely going in my special shadow collection box on my wall. Thank you so very much for the extra washi tape samples, too. You ROCKED this swap girl and definitely made me smile!!!
Response: Aw, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you loved my card, and oh, what an honor to have it go into your special box :) Thank you for the wonderful rating too, with the shiny red heart!!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a pretty washi notecard! So creative! Thank you as well for the washi samples! Good luck with that 53 mile bike ride!!! At least it's ending up somewhere fun!!! ;)
Response: You are very welcome; glad you enjoyed my creative washi card, and tape samples! We "reached the beach," and I did way better than I thought I would. It was a great weekend all around. Many thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart :)
Comment: Beth, this was such a fun swap! I love these challenge-type swaps. Actually I only have ONE of the tapes you sent so most were new to me. We both fulfilled 'O' with "orange"--and I loved your sweet little fish. Thank you for the handmade card and the sweet strawberry tape. I loved it all! p.s. lWhere did you get the amazing BIG playing card? What a GREAT way to send washi.
Response: I'm happy you had fun with this swap, and what fun that I could send you a few you hadn't seen before. I found the BIG playing cards at the Dollar Store :) Thank you, dear, for the wonderful rating w/heart!!
Comment: LOVED LOVED LOVED the beautifully washi-taped decorated envie and the time you took in preparing it. The card inside was lovely. I see why you want your friend to make some more inchies like the cupcake one. It was beautiful. Loved the handmade card! Thank you for the washi tape samples you enclosed, too! I always love to see new ones. :)
Response: I'm so HAPPY you LOVED what I sent. Thank you so much for the lovely rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful washi! I only had 1 you sent, and no worries about the orange washi, it is an easy orange not a burnt orange :)
Response: You are very welcome. Amazing that you only had 1. It was that way when my partner sent to me. It just proves there must be an endless supply of designs of washi tape in the world! LOL Thank you for the wonderful rating!! :)
Comment: Beautiful envelope. I didn't want to open it. I will be carefully picking off and using the coffee and tea tape from your letter (LOL) in my smash album or PL album. Haven't decided which yet. And I LOVE the paper you wrote on, where did you find it? Guess where I will be looking for some star and heart stickers? ;)
Response: So glad you loved what I sent! I'm glad I could make your day :) Thank you for the awesome rating! :) :)
Comment: How could i missed this..... A thousand of happy hearts for someone who never and would ever fail to make my week happy!!! Blessed to have you as my swap mate and friend. Thank you in a million ways!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments, and happy heart rating! :) :) :)
Comment: Beautiful cards! I LOVE the idea of a used stamp as the focal point--a stamp is just the right size. You should make cards professionally! Thanks too for the washi samples and that BEAUTIFUL elephant tape! Love it!
Response: So, so very happy you loved my cards, and thank you for your kind words about my creations!! Thank you for the wonderful rating with the heart. :)
Comment: Love the pink washi! All of them except for two are new for me. I also love the note card with the lemon bar recipe. Where did you find those? Thanks!
Response: I'm glad you loved everything and received some "new to you tapes" too :) I received some of the recipe cards in a swap; fun, fun, and definitely delicious-looking! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart.
Comment: â™¥ Beth - What an astounding set of tape samples that you'll understand when I describe it as a Royal Flush on these 5 cards. Of course you succeeded in the double swap assignment challenge with a double whammy of clever words and unique and new to me tapes. I save all my envie tape too and recycle. Oh my !! that envie liner paper is divine and will be in a ATC project with a Whale soon.(I've been hunting "Just the right paper" for days and there is always something about the paper/s you send) Love the file label idea on the envie. Lucky me to be your partner! â™¥ Thanks so much for hosting this/these swap/s â™¥
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed what I sent. Yes, it was a bit of a challenge not to send you the same tapes since I had you for both swaps, but it was a good challenge nevertheless, so I'm glad I succeeded. Buying washi tape is a bit addictive, but I buy it to share mostly. I didn't make that decorative envie (with the pretty liner paper), but I received it in a swap. Yes, there are many talented people out there. Thank you for the AWESOME rating! :)
Comment: â™¥â™¥ Love the washi on the cloud envie. Bird stamps just for me:) I did not have any of these tapes and what an amazing and generous assortment. The typewriter was on my list to try for next time I see it on EBAY so Wow WIsh come true!! Love seeing mail from you in my box. â™¥â™¥
Response: I'm so very happy you liked all the tapes & my envie as well :) Likewise, I always enjoy your mail too. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for the lovely rating!
Comment: Great little cards! I don't know where you find punches like that. I live in WV where the stores have very little craft stuff and have bought punches online - nothing as cute as your cupcakes!
Response: I'm happy you liked the mini cupcake cards. The 2-set cupcake punch was a great find at a discount store; they are by EK Success. Those cards are the first things I've created with them! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating!!
Comment: I really love the beautiful cards you make with Washi tape & I only had one of the tapes you sent !! I LOVED them ! Thank you so much for asking me to swap !! It was fun ! You've inspired me to try some new Washi crafts !! <3
Response: So happy you enjoyed our private swap! Thank you for the wonderful rating! :)
Comment: Wow Beth! What a GREAT selection of washi tapes. I LOVE them and only one is a duplicate so strong work "neighbor". How fun that we connect again. Still being relatively new to swap-bot I am not sure how to do private swaps but if you are ever interested let me know. Thanks again for the amazing selection of tapes!
Response: I'm so happy you liked the tapes I sent; it is quite amazing every time I receive a tape swap and see that I only have a few or none of what was sent - there must be endless designs, eh?! :) Send me a PM about a private swap and I can let you know how they're done. Thank you for the fabulous rating! :)
Comment: Beth... I apologize for the late rate but THANK YOU for the beautiful notecards, washi samples all in the adorable calendar page envelope. (I reused it .) Thanks for hosting the fun swap and as always it was good to hear form you my friend!!...Charlene
Response: No worries about the late rate. You were very welcome for everything; glad you liked it all. I hope things are going well for you these days. Thank you for the fabulous rating! :)
Comment: Beth, the envelopes you made are among the best I've ever received and the thoughtfulness of adding the washi tape and a kind note were much appreciated. Happy Swapping to you my dear!
Response: Thank you for your kind compliments. I do love to make envelopes and some say I'm the envelope queen - LOL! I'm happy you loved the tape and my note too. Thank you for the wonderful rating!! :)
Comment: Awesome! The envelopes are very neat!! I feel so ashamed with the ones I made!!! Thanks so much. And I loved the washi tape. Even keeping your envelope because of the nice stamps you used!! Thanks again!!!
Response: I'm glad you loved my envelopes (and washi tape). I use the Martha Stewart Scoreboard and it does make nice crisp folds. Thank for you the fabulous rating! :)
Comment: It is so nice to get to know you through an envelope. We have a bit in common, I, too adore washi tape (loved the camera one you sent) and living an active & creative life. Best wishes to all that is you! Thank you for the lovely swap, I loved all that you sent!
Response: So happy you liked what I sent. Thank you for the fabulous rating! :)
Comment: Beth thank you so much! I love all the tape, the note and the awesome envelope! This will be going into the smash book! I do especially like the note, i never thought to decorate with washi tape like that! Thank you again!
Response: You are very welcome! :) I got that washi tape decorating method from another swapper and now I do it all the time, so feel free to start doing it too. It's a great use for samples! Thanks for the great rating w/heart, and for joining the swap in the first place.
Comment: Great PC! Thanks! It is soooooo cold here and it's getting colder. We're heading for minus temps by Thursday or Friday. Grrrrr....Or I should say "Brrrrrrr...." Indeed, the kids do look like they're heading for a summer vacation spot. Love that super-pretty washi tape!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! I'm glad you liked my summery PC. I keep hearing on the news how your area is getting socked with lots of COLD, stormy weather - brrrrr!
Comment: Wonderful as always. I did have the sweet kitten on the keys! My favorite of what you sent are the two matching patterns in aqua and yellow--so pretty. And I can't believe you have one from Portland! That's amazing. Thanks, Beth.
Response: So happy you're liked what I sent! Thanks for the great rating!! :)
Response: You are welcome once again. I'm glad you weren't sick of receiving lots of stamps on your envelope. I love to use vintage stamps, like I love washi tape, so have plenty of both!! Thank you for the wonderful rating with a heart! :)
Response: I'm so glad my PC made it to you with all the vintage stamps on it - I must admit, it's the most I ever put on :) Aren't those 2 1/2 cents stamps neat? I have some 1 1/4 cents too. Fun, fun indeed. Happy New Year to you too!! Thanks for the rating w/heart!
Comment: Beth - what a beautiful gift you sent me! Thank you so much! And I LOVE your handmade card so much!! It is breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful! I'll answer your questions in a PM. Thanks again!
Response: I'm so happy it made it safely down to you and that you loved it and the card too :) :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!!
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the thoughtful gifts that you sent. I love them all. I love owls so everything was perfect. I especially liked the owl zipper bag. It was very unique and I really was looking for something like that to carry my pens in in my purse.
Again, thank you.
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. That owl zippered back was lovingly handmade in the USA, by someone on Etsy. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Firstly, thanks for the message, received your package last week and thought I had rated, but apparently I have not.
Secondly, stoked that I didn't send you any you already have. After you told me about your collection, and seeing other's online, I'm realizing mine isn't really that large. However, I'm never going to use an entire roll of tape myself, so it's fun to be able to swap.
Lastly, thank you for all the awesome designs. I look forward to using them to spice up my letters and journal entries.
Response: Glad you got the tape & liked it! So far, I think I've only used up a few rolls of tape, and then went out and bought another roll. When I buy tape, I know I'm not only buying it for me, but for others too :) Thank you for doing the private swap and for the great rating too!
Comment: Beth...Your box has arrived safely and is awaiting Christmas under my tree :) THANKS!!! Have a blessed holiday season and look forward to the New Year of swapping with you!! WARM hugs...Charlene
Response: Charlene, I'm happy my box made it safely across the miles. Thanks for rating me nicely without even seeing the contents - how do you know I didn't ship you some lumps of coal - LOL! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season as well. I, too, am looking forward a new year of swapping/friendship!
Comment: Great selection of journling cards, thank you. I'm fairly new to Project Life, myself. Got hooked on the journling cards for a little splash of color in my planner and journal, now I have so many I should probably start an actual PL album, or start using them for some other creative purpose. As for washi, I am a little too familiar, at the moment. Love the postage one and camera one you included on the envie you sent. Message me if you're interested in a private sample swap, would be stocked to have those in my collection. I could send you some pics of the ones I have, if you'd like. Anyways...thanks again for the journling cards and the fun envie and nice note.
Response: Oh, happy day. I'm glad you liked the cards & washi tape I sent. On the tape part - too much? LOL. I totally hear you, and would love to do a private swap. I'll PM you. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely holiday sampler! I had not seen 3 of them! Just went to Michaels yesterday and stocked up on holiday tape! I'll send you some tomorrow ;+)
Response: You are very welcome; fun that you didn't have 3 of them :). Thanks for thinking of me and sending me some Michael's holiday tapes! Fun, fun; my Christmas cards/envies are going to be so pretty with tape this year :) Thanks for the fabulous rating w/heart!!
Comment: Beth...THANK YOU for my beautiful stocking the traditional colors of Christmas!! I love the pop of evergreen trees on the red!! I have it hanging on the mantle in my bedroom and will wait to open it on the 25th :) If my mind remembers I will come back to comment on the contents but wanted to rate NOW so it would not be forgotten!! (old age creeping up on me)..May you and Mark have a Merry Christmas my dear friend!!...Charlene
Response: Charlene, you are very welcome - I'm glad you liked the stocking; I had to leave the box I received unopened so as not to entice me to open it early - LOL! But I also rated when I received it too. Have a very Merry Christmas too!! Hugs, Beth
Comment: Sometimes the universe smiles upon us and your package was one of those times. That heart and latte card is one I've been coveting so it was an extra special treat to find in my hands. Everything is beautiful, tape too. I feel like you sent love along with the cards and I thank you.
Response: Oh I'm so happy that I could brighten your day with what I sent!! Thank you very much for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: What an absolutely delightful package! I just love everything, and will use it all. I especially can't wait to try one of the yummy teas for breakfast! Thank you for your thoughtfulness; it's so obvious you tailored it perfectly to my profile even though that wasn't a requirement. :)
Response: I'm happy your loved your package. I love tailoring swaps to my partner's profile because I want them to be able to love and use the items. Have a great day and thanks for the wonderful comments & rating & heart too!!
Comment: Super Super Happy with all my beautiful washi samples...THANKYOU so very much I intend to use it in my "Filofax" i have so many choices now.
You a very generous.
Response: Oh happy day, I'm thrilled you liked all the washi samples I sent - have fun using them. I received your swap today and loved what you sent - so it was a great swap all around. Thank for the wonderful rating w/heart!!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I love my box, I can tell you put a lot of effort into it, and filled it with my favorite things, thanks so much :3
Response: Oh, I'm so happy the pill box made it to you and that you liked it. I was starting to worry. I really had fun with it, trying to match the surprises to your likes :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
Comment: Hi Beth! Thank you muchly for the lovely washi tapes! I had never seen most of them before. There must be a million Chinese people in a room drawing washi designs because there are SOOOOOO many! Did you know Joann is selling washi tape in 8m rolls? They're on sale this week for $1.49 and with the 25% off coupon, I got lots of rolls today for $1.13 each! WOOHOO! I'll send you a sampler. You always wrap everything so nicely--it's such a pleasure to open. Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome; it amazes me that in all the sample swaps I receive, there are only a tiny percentage that I do have. I liked your image of people in a room drawing washi tape designs... Thanks for the tip about JoAnn's tapes; would love a sampler - thank you for thinking of me. Thanks also for the most generous rating w/heart, and for the kind comments on my packaging.
Comment: What a beautiful card, Beth. Puts mine to shame! Thank you!
Response: Glad you enjoyed my quilt card. I've since tried a mosaic looking one; just put strips down every which way, cut out shapes and piece back together, leaving a bit of white space between the shapes. FUN! Thanks for the great rating w/heart :)
Comment: That was a nice collection of washi tape with words. I was amazed that I don't own any rolls of those designs. I really hope that what I end up sending you isn't a duplicate of any of what you already have. :)
Response: I'm glad you liked the tape. Since I sent you all the wordy tape I have, if you didn't have any, what you send to me you can be sure will be new to me!! :) Thanks for the great rating.
Comment: This was a really fun swap, Beth! Love the little heart stickers and ALL THAT washi! Thanks so much! Where ever did you find that SATURDAY - I thought that was really cute!
Response: Glad you like everything - did you peak to see the surprise? :) The SATURDAY tape I bought years ago at a "this 'n that" store - this was way before I knew about washi tape - I used it in my art journals. I wish I bought more of it, as I think they had different days. The store is long gone now. Thank you for the great rating w/heart!
Comment: Yay for Merry Mail and yay for you! Thank you for the nice card and letter and the GREAT envelopes and washi tape. I love all of it. Interestingly, I've been looking for some purple tape and you sent 4 different purple tape samples!!! Thanks so much. You rock! Hugs! Also, I just noticed you used the "swap" image on your envelope! Cool beans! Thanks, Beth!!!
Response: You are welcome; glad I made your day a merry one!! Many thanks for the gracious rating :)
Comment: I wish I could give you 2 hearts! I got my package yesterday and love everything. Thank you so much. Your envies are really well done, and you are right, we all need more of those! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: Thanks for the thoughts of "2 hearts" :) I'm happy you liked the paper and my envies too. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!
Comment: Thank you Beth!! I love them all! Polka dots are such fun. I love the very "neat" look of them but they are also fun! I do indeed have the washi that you want and will be sending it to you shortly along with my other "newbies" ;+)
Response: You are welcome! Glad you loved all the dots :) Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!!
Comment: Can't wait to find a use for these. Mind if I ask where you find such lovely tapes? :)
Response: Where can you use tape? Your stationery and envies for starters :) As to where I get tape: etsy shops, eBay, local stores, and from other swappers (I think I shared with you, some of the samples I've received too.) Fun, fun indeed! Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!