Comment: Hi, Diane! Thanks so much for the letterset love. I know what you mean about it hard to find actual letter sets! That's one reason why I love hosting these swaps. It helps freshen up the stash! I've found that Etsy has some super cute letter sets. If you're interested in a few of the shops, shoot me a message. :)
Comment: I was happy to see I would be receiving from you! The card is beautiful and I like the poem. The magnetic strip verse is very nice too! I like all the extras! Hearts to you and Thank you so mluch! Hope to see you again soon in a swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for this great swap. I had so much fun with all those amazing things you have picked for me and I am so looking forward to use the all. Thank you for making this very special to me.
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter it made me laugh and smile quite a bit I will be right and back very soon I'm really enjoyed it and I loved all the extras they were perfect I love the card the postcard I love the butterflies the washi tape thank you so much you are an amazing person and I love to learn more about you you are just awesome and I'd love to see some of them old photos one day
Comment: Well, you did make me smile. Thank you so much for the lovely mail. The scripture and everything about it! I will be trying the potatoes soon. I love gold potatoes. The bookmark is going in my Bible.
Comment: What cool squares, and extras to boot! Thanks so much! (I love the Paris bookmark. I spent two days...just two days!..there, and I'll never forget it. This is going into my current book immediately.)
Comment: Thank you! I am working on two of the same quilts and there is a lot of yellow that is needed and I find myself going to get some at JoAnn's. Now I won't have to for a while. :) Thank you for the whole fat quarter instead of just half. :)
Comment: i already received your pc. will be posted to you tomorrow.
And many tanks for the extra postcard ; I have already a Texas mapcard, so I am very glad with yours. I never see a longhorn and I hope to visit Texas and see them someday. It is a dream !
Comment: Thank you Diane for sharing with me your 20 wishes and or bucket list for 2018 with me. Thank you so much for the lovely bookmark as well. May pm you as there were so many things I wanted to ask you or can relate too you. Happy swapping.
Comment: Hi, Diane! I am loving these "Bible Studies for Life!" :) I recently started reading "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskam. It has helped me further appreciate God's gifts and this study was just perfect for that. I enjoyed reading your study. Thank you for the washi and beautiful Proverbs 31 card! May I ask where you purchase your washi tape from?
Response: Anywhere I can! LOL! I'm a washi tape junkie. We have a washi tape store about 3 blocks from our house. I have to stay out of there as much as possible. It's hazardous to my debt card. I have bought a lot of washi from Michaels lately with the 40%off coupon. I believe the ones I sent you came from them. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and the extras. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Hi, like you, I'd love to spend a day with my mother and grandmother, though, one day wouldn't be nearly long enough. It's into March, time to get out the calligraphy pens and do some beautiful writing. I'm sure there's help on you tube. I'm in love with the sweet gentle colors of your writing paper, the sweet stationery you sent me and the washi tape is beautiful. The small coloring Bible verse card is wonderful. This swap gave me a huge smile, thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the tea. The crazy weather hit north Florida a bit, with freezing temps and rain, but only threatened snow and ice. Thank goodness. Great job on losing the 69 lbs. I know it is not easy. I decided a long time ago that I wasn't going to worry about slow progress, so long as there was progress (since that was hard to come by in and of itself). It took me about 2 years to lose 30 lbs. I started trying again last year and lost another 30 lbs. in about 9 months, which was quite unexpected, but very welcomed. Thankfully I don't need to really lose anymore, but I wouldn't mind another 10-15 if it so happened to fall off without any extra effort, ha! Oh how much trouble I could get into with 3 spare bedrooms. I'm so glad I don't have that much space. I have been purging the past 6 months and still feel like I have a small shop's worth of supplies. You say it may not seem like much to me, but I am right there with you. I pray that you can get these goals done by the end of 2018, because they are huge. Good luck!
Comment: Thank you for the note and washi. I love it. My goodness, you had a very long day. I bet it was fun though before the traffic and ol' Arthur, as my grandma used to call it. I would love to take a trip like that, and I have never quilted in my life lol!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and note. The gray cat on the card looks like he is giving someone the look for not doing something he wants. I understand about Sugar wanting to lay on you. Annabelle does that to me sometimes.
Comment: Diane, I received your Pick 5 swap envelope today and had such fun looking at the things you selected. I loved the washi tapes you sent and yes, there IS a pug on the one with the light background. The postcards were perfect: I love love love the beach, so that one was a hit with me for sure, and then the other one was a beautiful Japanese Garden, another thing that I love! You obviously not only read my profile, but studied it, and you definitely get an A from me! I will share the puppy and kitty stickers with my granddaughter, who is also a crafter like me. The 'jaw-some' shark paper made me laugh out loud and I just HAVE to put it on the refrigerator for a laugh each time I'm in the kitchen. Thank you for a truly awesome swap! Happy crafting to you!
Comment: Hi Diane, I'm loving this PC on so many levels :) I love the illustration and the info about the Maginel Wright. Highly recommend "Loving Frank" if you are interested in Frank Lloyd Wright. Thank you so much! peace love light
Comment: Sounds like an awesome day!! I love the idea of sewing with a friend... I never thought if that. Or... I don't have any friends that sew. Definitely both... lol. Thanks so much for tbe washi - it will work great in my journal and so will your awesome note card!! Blessings! â™¡
Comment: Hi, Diane! It was a pleasure to read your study. Thank you for the extras! I cherish the bookmarks you've sent (one from a previous swap) and use them in my daily reading. They are a wonderful reminder of God's love.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and quotes. I had a good laugh because the chocolate you sent was squished flat!! Apparently the non-machinable stamp doesn't mean much to the PO! lol ! <3 <3
Comment: Wow Diane! I am so happy with everything you sent to me! you truly have outdone yourself! Thank you for the very nice note as well. Yes, God is good. He will help you on you and your husbands journey. Have fun with your new Journaling Bible :)
Comment: I really can't tell you how much I LOVE these! It's funny because I sent out the same type except mine were round! Lol. The colors you picked are beautiful. I want to give you an extra special thank you for the unicorn sticky notes!! Awesome swap. Thank you so much :)
Comment: First I apologize for a late rating - your package was waiting for me when I returned for a week in the hospital. It was like a Get Well Card! I had fun reading your lists. I'm going to look up your reading list and see what looks good. You are so sweet to include a huge extra - the cat note pad it adorable with a purple (I know you read my profile!) pen. OMG! I LOVE the foreign playing card. The purple washi especially the ocean creatures - gorgeous, AND then the peacocks! Thank you Thank You for everything. You went above and beyond with this swap, and I am so lucky to the recipient.
Comment: Your letter is so pretty, purple and a pleasure to read. The last time we went to Houston, we were half way back to Dallas before getting out of the city of Houston. "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you" also applies to organizing fabric and stuff. I love the washi tape, stickers and wish I knew where you found such a pretty letter set. Happy day, be looking for a letter from me.
Comment: I received your swap today. Thank you for the heart bordered card. I wonder what has happened though....? You marked sent out on January 8 - it was postmarked Jan 15 - I notified you that your swap had not arrived on Jan 24.... today is Jan 30 :) Strange but all is good... 2/6/18 - I received a resend from you today! Beautiful card. I am so sorry the first one never arrived till so late after the swap date. Sometimes the mailing system is difficult. This one is postmarked 1/29. Thank you for being so conceintous to re-send. Happy Valentines Day to you!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful birdie postcard! Sometimes the darndest things pop up in my memory. I try to figure out what brought them forward, then ask myself if it matters now. Usually the answer is no and I put it in my "garbage box," kind of like when my negative voice tells me I can't do something or I'm not worthy of being loved. I love the quote too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Diane, thank you for your lovely note about what you did during the holidays and for telly me about your gifts. My husband gave me my own leaf blower. I can't wait to use it when the weather turns warmer. I am constantly sweeping and he doesn't like mt to do it. Shirley Also, thank you for the extras.
Comment: Hi Diane! Your surprise came to me this week on a wet and old evening as i went to the mailbox! There your surprise was for me and i mean it was a surprise. I had forgotten that i had not received anything for this swap and there was your envie in the mailbox! What a surprise! I loved your letter about your cat and really treasured how much you loved your cat! It brought tears to my eyes. Then the gifts all wrapped up and it was such a total surprise for me to find your thoughtful gifts and loving kindness! Thank you so much Diane! I was truly touched by receiving your swap! Thank you for thinking of me and my cats!
Comment: Hi, Diane! How fun to receive a letter from back home! I am originally from south Houston. Thank you so much for the extra little goodies. I will be putting them to good use. ðŸ™‚ I enjoyed reading your study on prayer. I too have a warrior-husband and understand the confusion that can come with that. I will look into â€œThe Power of a Praying Wifeâ€ and at it to my reading list. It seems like the Lord put this swap in our corner at just the right time. ðŸ˜Š God often times has us doing things that we are unsure of. I think as long as we pray with our mind and heart in Him, we will be doing what we can for our hubbies because He will guide the way! â¤ï¸ Many hugs, Kim
Comment: Hi Diane. Thank you for the wonderful washi board. I was able to re-pin some of the pins. There were a lot of great ideas! I wasn't able to re-pin the other partners but finally I got Pinterest to cooperate for yours!
Comment: Thank you for the PC! Poor thing came in one of those mail body bags, but there's enough for me to enjoy the view and read your message! Good luck with your goal - it's such hard work!!! I have about 8-10 left myself - I'm cheering you on!! :)
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap. The card and stickers were wonderful and of course the washi samples! They are all new to me and will be lovingly used up in no time! I hope you got to see the grandkids playing in the snow over Christmas :-)
Comment: Diane, I think this Charlie Brown card was one of my favorites this year. I loved the verse on the envelope and the words in the card both printed and written. Just beautiful! Where did you buy them? I'd love to snag some for next year! Thank you for the Christmas stickers! I'll be stashing them for next year! Hope you had a good Christmas!? ðŸŽ„ðŸ’—â„ï¸Debbie
Response: Thank you! I got the cards at Lifeway Christian store. We always get Charlie Brown Christmas cards. I love them also. A holiday just isn't a holiday until you watch Charlie Brown and the gang. LOL! We watched "A Charlie Brown New Year" just last night. Have a very Happy New Year!
Comment: hearts and stars....most notably the star in the east....(I hope I got that one right, lol)....shrieks and shrills! Oh thank you for the Peanuts card and youre lovely sentiment. Seriously, Christmas isnt complete without Peanuts. I have a dvd of Peanuts from the 60's we kids "religiously" watched every season. It was "the" big deal to get popcorn! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for sharing such a useful board! So many great ideas in there. One thing I notice is hat people spend so much time on their planners. Not me! I like to keep it as simple as possible. It's so easy to get overwhelmed really quickly. Just do what you need for it to be effective. Good luck!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty cards, Diane! I understand about things getting lost. I have to keep track of sent and received on sticky notes on my computer screen! Thanks for the stickers and bookmark!
Comment: Wow, I was so surprised to receive a small package! I just love all the items, especially the vintage-inspired postcard. I know exactly who I'm going to send it to. ðŸ˜Š Thank you for going above and beyond. I hereby shower you with â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸â™¥ï¸! Thank you so much and have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas Card Letter! I received yesterday! I love this card i'll be putting it in my journal today! Our mail system is something to be desired. I'm so sorry I'm so late rating! GO Astro's!!! We came down for the parade!
Comment: So sorry for the miss communication. I will be writing you shortly. Thank you for the snail mail, I am very thankful for what you sent. I am so sorry, I didn't realize you tried to comment and it didn't go through. I hope to mail you something on Monday. Merry Christmas. I believe you no big deal.
Response: I actually did send it to you at the same time but for some reason it didn't come thru. I'm very sorry for that. I really don't know why it would go to one and not the other but I always send at the same time.
Comment: I love this card and how you decorated the envie! Thank you so much. I love the 3D stickers too. I will probably hoard them for awhile before using them. haha. May you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful Christmas grab bag. I love the assortment of Christmas items you included. I was just telling my husband the other day that I need a new pot holder. Now I got one and I didnâ€™t even have to go out shopping to get it :) BTW: You have the most beautiful handwriting.
Comment: Thank you for the card and the adorable cat stickers. Oh, I got your just because card and was meaning to write you back but things just kept getting busy around here. Thank you for the kind card.
Comment: Thank you!!! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts for this swap!!! I absolutely love the journal! It is so perfect for me. I can't wait to open my other gifts. Honestly, after seeing the journal, it has been very hard not to just sit down and open the rest! :) Thank you again! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks, Diane, for a vintage Santa card--they are one of my favorites. I'm thinking of using a stretched canvas to create a collage from the Vintage Santa cards I've received as something new to add to my holiday decorations. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining this swap!
Comment: Wow!!! You went above and beyond what this swap called for! I haven't opened any of my gifts yet, but I am wanting too. Thank you so very very much! You sent so much more than what the swap called for and I was so thrilled when I received your package.You always send me such wonderful swaps! Thank you again! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Christina
Comment: Diane, I just received the package from you for this swap and I'm so excited! I love the sparkly card you enclosed and the extra stickers. As for the two wrapped gifts, I will hold off as long as I can before opening them; I probably won't be able to hold out until Christmas, but I'll resist the temptation as long as I can and enjoy the anticipation of seeing them wrapped and waiting. I'll let you know how long I last. LOL! Thanks for a wonderful swap!!!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing bookmarks and the oh so adorable washitapes and stickers! I really appreciate that you took the time to read my profile and included something based on it even when it was not required <3 Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Comment: Diane, thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and letter, and also for the sheet of stickers! You have the most beautiful penmanship! Your description of Christmases past made me feel as if I were there and a part of the fun. "Do you remember...? and "When did that happen?" took me back to times with my own family at holidays. Thanks for bringing back some special memories for me with YOUR special memories! Plus I thought the card was beautiful as well!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! You did a great job cutting the curved edge. I love how the cardinal on the card almost exactly matches the cardinal washi tape you included! Thanks for the washi and the cute note papers!
Comment: I love turquoise too. It's a beautiful block. You ae SO lucky to be in Houston, to go to the biggest quilt show in the US. I understand it takes three days to see it all. That cutting machine sounds amazing.
Comment: Yay Texas! I was born in Houston and get to visit family occasionally when I can get down from Pennsylvania. I've always been too intimidated to try quilting but my girls have "Big girl" beds now and I'd love to try to make them quilts one day!!
Comment: Hi Diane! Oh wow i so loved reading your letter on what you did for the weekend. What an amazing time and it was so personal which drew me into the story! I have been thru Texas but not to San Antionio though. Made a this thru Mexico and came out of El Paso Texas years ago. So it was fun reading your history lesson and learned a lot. When i go back i will make sure to visit San Antionio. You had such a great time and you were so kind to really tell me what you did and i so appreciated that. Thank you so much Diane! I loved the postcards and all the details you wrote about. Again thank you!
Comment: Hey girl! Pards again, what's not to love? You always do a fantastic swap and this one was no different. Forgive my delay in rating as I have only returned home after having been gone since Oct. 1st. Your happy mail was a great homecoming. I'll enjoy putting to good use all the wonderful goodies that you sent me. I especially love the magnetic faith bookmarker. Thank you darlin' for being an awesome partner.
Comment: Thank you so much for your awesome mail! I loved reading about your family - especially about Sugar. She looks so cuddly! And her close up looks amazing! My son likes her pictures and can`t stop looking at her! :D
And thanks for the goodies, too! The card is soooo kitschy! I LOVE that! XD
Thanks soooooooo much for this swap. I absolutely appreciate it!
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for my beautiful wrapped gift, I'm saving it for Christmas. I loved the note you included, I love reading anything about places and history! I'll be studying that map, hopefully I can visit there sometime! And I love the postcard as well! Thanks again!!
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent. Your Sugar is a beautiful cat. I updated my blog with a short post but I did add a couple of picures. One with SuzyQ and Annabelle when I had both of them. Then a couple pictures of Annabelle. I am so glad that I have her as she is so much of a companion to me.
Comment: Ooh these are fun! I guess I used paper but also calendar pages, which are helpful for fall images. Thanks for the notes pages and washi too! Happy fall - I am enjoying the weather in NC below 88 degrees...
Comment: I feel the same as you, we have Christmas all year long when we have Jesus in our hearts. Your Christmas card is lovely and sweet. I can see you love The Lord. I've seen the Christmas Stocking swaps, but, they would "over extend" me and that's not what God wants us to do. My family celebrates the true meaning of Christmas while endeavoring to let go of some of the fluff. All the extras you shared with me are so sweet. I loved the tiny envelopes which made my heart sing, thank you.
Comment: Sorry dear for the late rate. Being in and out of the hospital is for the birds. I just loved the cuttings. I can't wait to use them next week when I go to a scrapbook retreat in the Amish country in Ohio. They will be perfect. Thanks ever so much.
Comment: I have a feeling my husband, as indulgent as he is, would not like it if I lived near a washi store! I already live near a vinyl store and I have to restrain. I don't know if I would have enough self control for washi too. Thanks for the profile hello! Hope you are doing well.
Comment: Hello Diane,
I wish I could see that store with all those washitapes. That's great, and so nearby. Here we have to look at many stores to find several washitapes, but they never have that many in stock.
Comment: Thank you for the verses! Last year the Psalm verse was my motto. I went through a devastating health crisis with my mom. That verse, and many others, was all that got me through. Be blessed! -Holly-
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I hope you wonâ€™t mind if I write back:) Iâ€™d love to comment happily on a few things! Thanks also for the adorable cat stickers and fun note paper. Happy Swapping!
Comment: I totally forgot to come back and rate this again once all items were opened. Thank you for the lovely swap and thoughtful items! I especially love the owl lip balm. I have never seen that before. Very cute! Thank you!
Comment: Oh Diane!!!!!!!!! I love the coloring book and I'm sure I'm going to love the stocking stuffer as well! I'm going to save till Christmas! Thank you so much for the colored pens as well! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package. The little tissue holder is just what I need going into the colder weather. The seam ripper looks like a blessing for my arthritic hands. And the stitchery piece is so cute, just about the right size for my attention span. I love everything, thank you.
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for your lovely letter telling me about your dear Sugar!! She looks just lovely!! Donâ€™t our kitties bring us just sooo much joy!!!??? And Sugar, it is very kind of you to give us one of your favourite cat toys!! Our Ali (1 year old) and Biscuit (nearly 5 months old) will love it!!! Thank you!!!
And I love the washi tape too!! Thank you!!
Comment: I really like the papers your chose for the envelopes! Thank you for the bookmark, I'm an avid reader and my bookmarks are usually whatever scrap of paper is within reach. ðŸ˜€ Thank youðŸŒ¸â¤ï¸
Comment: Thank you for your nice note and the stickers. I love them! Now I know how to send washi tape pieces too. I went through two hurricanes in Florida and the cleanup is difficult. Working with FEMA and insurance companies is a pain.
Comment: Oh my, Diane! Everything you sent is fabulous. I love the ziploc jar, and the elephant buttons are adorable. Pretty notecard, too. I haven't read my slips of inspiration yet, but I'm sure they are thoughtful. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely long letter about books! I'm so glad your friend forced you to read that book because it sounds like it changed your whole life. I feel so happy when I hear about non-readers being converted. :)
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you for your card. I hope you are well after the storm, I've seen terrible things Typhoon Harvey has done to Texas and I pray for you and your loved ones' safety. Warm regards!
Comment: Ok...this may sound goofy - but you have the most beautiful handwriting!!! I loved reading through your thoughts on God's Love, and like you, I really enjoy these studies a TON. Thank you from the heart for the beautiful washi, card and stationary - they are beautiful additions to a lovely swap. xoxo Dina
Comment: Hi Diane. I hope you are well. I am sorry for all you guys are having to deal with. Been there done that. I pray things can get back to noraml as soon as possible. Thank you for all the wonderful items you have sent. I loved everything. Thank you and best wishes.
Comment: Thanks so much for the vintage postcard, I love it! I can happily spend hours at antique stores. I find it very relaxing. I turn my cell phone off and just wander back to a simpler time in life. :)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Zine ! I LOVE QUOTES! This is so nice ! I'm really enjoying the Zines! Im new to it all but I am enjoying it! There are so many different ways people make them that it makes it so FUN!
Thank you for the lovely skinny washi! I LOVE IT! We dont find that too often! It's lovey! Im jealous of your Washi store! heheheh!!! Thanks for the planner goodies ttoo! I've already put the heart clip to good use and the stickers are perfect for me!!
I love your letter about the findings in your Hubby's Uncle Pete's house! Wow I love that you saved the things they thought were garbage and didnt let them go to the landfill! These are bits of history and need to be preserved and passed down so that its never forgotten!
Deja Vu... weird that the newspaper had a similar headline as we have now with the hurricanes!! O_O Crazy world!!
Thank you again! LOVELY ZINE!!! <3
Comment: I absolutely loved everything ! Thank you so much ! The pineapple items were my favorite and the white cat shape pc ! Love it ! I wanted to know if you are okay? since you are in houston ! Is there anything you need maybe like a care package? I will like to help if needed.
Response: I'm so happy you liked the things I sent. We came through the storm just fine. We had no flooding in our neighborhood and never lost our electricity. It's so wonderful the way people have come together here to help one another.
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for everything you sent. I don't know where you found the tin box, but I love it. I can put all my little things I keep losing in it. FYI: I sew AG or 18" doll clothes. I thought I had mentioned in my profile. I'll have to check and fix it. Thank you again for all you sent. Shirley
Comment: Your card that was postmarked August 20something arrived today! Thank you!
Thanks for the re-send you did when that first one took so long to arrive, it's awesome that you went the extra mile. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful items! I am so happy the cat card reached out to you too! Thanks for sharing one with me, though I think I may keep it for myself. :) The die-cuts are great and I can't wait to create something with them and the other items will be put to good use as well. I'm so glad to hear you're okay and I will continue to keep Texas in my prayers. Hugs & Blessings.
Comment: Thank you for this most perfect postcard. Texas was flooded and as I write this Oregon is burning up! It hurts that two favorite states are suffering. Glad you are alright. My friend lives in Houston and she is fine. One cousin in Orange county had to be evacuated but him and his family are fine. The others near the flood are all fine.
Comment: My heart goes out to you and all affected by Harvey. Even though you are dry at home, it's hard to see the effects around you. Thank you for the lovely postcard. I love the beautiful flowers. It was a fun swap.
Comment: diane so happy that Harvey didn't effect u personally but saddened by the devastation it did leave. thanks for the cat card and the anecdote . I giggled. esp since today I received another letter for a cat story swap. lol.take care see u soon
Comment: Hi Diane! I hope this finds you well and that the hurricane has not adversely affected you and yours! I will have to keep those packet of almonds in mind as I am like your hubby - oops! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the butterfly PL, Diane! I wish I had a fuse tool, too! I can relate to your hoarding - I love paper, as well. I have stayed away from fabric arts, though. Only can do so much! Thanks for the dies and goodies, too!
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you for the great PC. I love the colours. Yes, Facebook & Pinterest are super time stealers! Rather be out in the sun, beaches everyday if I can do it :) Blessings of peace love light.
Comment: Received postcard today, look forward to sending on. I am very blessed to be lucky to have traveled many places, can't wait for our next adventure. You should definitely drive to Canada, the trip from Houston to here would be a wonderful trip. When my husband retires wwe are planning on going and live in different areas until health insurance becomes to expensive then we are coming back to Canada and will tour the Western side during the summer months. I love seeing the rest of the world.
I hope you are safe in Houston, been watching news reports - where British Columbia has been fighting fires all summer and now the terrible flooding in your area - I hope next summer sees all of us in better/safer conditions. Be safe and take care.
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the beautiful mini PL. I love the stamps that you included. I am sorry to hear about your father's stamp collection and the postcard collection. It was very sad to read about. I hope you are able to start new collections of your own! Thanks for the wonderful swap!
Comment: I loved the note card you used! Thank you for all the goodies! I loved the vintage bicycle post card too! I also loved all the teacup things too! Many hearts to you!
I hope you are ok we are thinking of everyone down in TX with all the bad weather.
Comment: Ty ever so much for your answers to the bible study questions. I love that you wrote them in your own writing. It truly makes it personal. I love all the extras you sent me. Thank you. A million more hearts for you. Happy swapping,
Comment: You did a great job of gluing this, I would never know it wasn't a "real" pc! Had to look twice! thanks for the card and the compliment on Flikr. And for reading my profile. Still don't like liver or licorice.!!
Comment: Hi Diane! Thank you so much for the lovely flat iron building PC. We have a few beautiful old ones here in Winnipeg! My city does a great job at maintaining historical buildings! Take good care!! :)
Comment: Thank you for the extras! I've always wanted to learn calligraphy as well. I have dabbled in water coloring, but I am in the very beginning stages. YouTube would be a great free resource in between going to the paid classes for watercolor. Good luck with everything!
Comment: I received you lovely mail today. Thank you very much!!!
Your letter is so interesting. Especially he truck-story! I totally believe what you wrote about Robert`s last joke.
And thanks for the paper and the washi-tape - it is all so beautiful! The cats!!! :D
If you are interested in, I could send you my Letter from Beyond as well. I wrote so much that I typed it at first and saved the file... :)
Thanks again for this great swap! I love your mail!!!
Response: I would love to read your letter. Thank you so much for your comments and the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package, Diane! It's interesting how sewing has different nuances. I've never been great at quilting, and seldom ever wore anything I made for myself, but found a niche in altering. I had never even considered altering, other than mending, until my 20s. It's the same with fiber arts - I took right to crochet, but I simply cannot grasp the concept of knitting. <3
Comment: I definitely think this might be the dumbest law on the list
"A law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed against them."
Comment: Love the NYC postcard, Diane, and your nice note. Can you believe it arrived in Oakland with no postage stamp? In fact, I'm not sure you used one - there was nothing sticky like adhesive in the corner... hmmm... Take care! - Rhonda
Comment: Thank you so much for the very nice letter! I enjoyed reading it and seeing a glimpse of your life. I laughed at you not knowing what to get for supper. I get that problem too! In fact I would rather write a letter and swap than make a meal some days. Have a great rest of the summer! I hope you get a vacation!
Comment: Thank you for the great envies. Glad to be the excuse for a paper purchasing shopping spree, because a paper stash without aqua paper (and every other color under the rainbow) is not complete!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard of Houston that you sent me, it is seen that it is a great city ... by the way, I love your calligraphy, it is very beautiful
Greetings from Chile!
Comment: Thanks for the swap cards and the extra ribbon, notecards, and stationery! I'm rating a little late because I've been out of town for two weeks and just returned late last night. Sorry you had to wait!
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for the beautiful fabrics. Don't know what i will do with them yet, but will definitely find something. Love the paper doll note card. I have a thing for paper dolls. I have over 75 original uncut books dating back to the 40's when I played with them. Shirley
Comment: Oh my gosh, you are so amazing!! Thank you so much for the resend even though it wasn't your fault the PO delivered the first one ripped up and stuff missing. This package is truly wonderful, I love everything in it, you couldn't have picked anything better for me!! Wish I could give you more hearts!
Comment: I am honored to pray for your prayer requests. Thank you for decorating the envelope with the ocean theme (it made me so happy when I saw the lighthouse) and for all the awesome extras! The keychain card is going on my ring of keys right after this, I'll start using the bookmark right away too, the stationery is beautiful and what fun summer washi tape! Thank you so much for brightening up my day!!! Oh, I have a question. Where did you find your note paper that you wrote on (she who sews to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap....)? I just love this paper!
Response: I picked it up at Joann's Fabrics one day. It was in the impulse items at the checkouts, you know, those things you just can't resist. LOL!
Comment: Beautiful skinny card! This was my first skinny card swap as well, so I giggled when I read your message asking the same question I had asked the swapper I sent to. Looks fabulous to me! Also thanks for the extra charms. LOVE them and will definitely be using them in future skinny cards or other paper crafts. Cheers!
Comment: Thank you so much! The presents are so beautifully wrapped! I am crazy over the paper. I don't want to put them in my stocking they are so pretty! Thank you also for the Christmas List poem. I really enjoyed reading that and will be putting it out during Christmas. I am so happy and blessed that you join this swap. Have A Happy Day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap cards and I really love the extra notecards you've sent. I'm totally addicted to notecards and seem to find myself hoarding them instead of using them like I ought! hahaha
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat card. I understand about air conditioner problems. Mine went completely out last month and the daily temps at that time were in the 90's. I ended up replacing the entire heating and air units in my trailer then the next week I finally replaced the air conditioner system in my car as I will have to keep it at least another 2 years
Comment: Your handmade embellishments are beautiful! I especially love the butterfly one! and I love the decorative paperclips! I bought some paperclips so I could do those as well! I've really enjoyed making my own embellishments! I love the washi samples you sent! That flamingo one is so pretty! And I can't wait to try out that tea! I love spicy teas! Thanks for a wonderful package!
Comment: Thank you, Diane, for your great list. Wjen I was growing uo, we didn't have central air or attic fans, but an old "swamp cooler." I remember having to add extra water with the hose on hot summer days. I did not like that thing one bit, but it did the job. :)
Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter with the answers. I had a similar teacher to your worst teacher - many people got low rates who couldn't interpret the same - I'm a kinda maximalist, so in his years I learnt how to learn everything by word by word
Comment: Diane, thank you for your letter and all the extras. I loved the poem about fishing. It reminded me of me and my grandpa. Living in the country with my grandpa, I thought nothing about going into the garden and digging big fat worms for fishing. We lived on the CT River in MA so the land was very fertile for worms. I remember Grampa catching these eels and bringing them home for Grammie to cook. I wouldn't eat those things if I was starving. Thank you for bringing back some wonderful childhood memories. Shirley
Comment: Thank you for not one, but two charming ATCs. Both of them are very nicely done, with the colorful patterns and ribbon on the first, and the sleek image and composition of the second. So generous of you to include the butterfly stickers and washi tape, too; I love all the patterns and images!
Comment: Diane, thank you for you wonderful note and swap tags. I know how it is visiting relatives. My father was from a family of 13, Mom from a family of 9. When I used to tell everyone that I had 20 aunts and 20 uncles, no one would believe me. Sadly to say only 5 of them are still around. Shirley
Comment: I also love butterflies - and all of the extra goodies you sent. We seem to share the black thumb in common. I don't even try anymore, I have a gardener help me keep at least some things alive for part of the year (it's the best I can manage). Hope you enjoyed the family reunion!
Comment: Thank you so much, Diane--what an awesome wrapping job! I've put it away for Christmas, but I also wanted to let you know that I love love LOVE the swap cards you made me!!! What a GREAT swap!! <3 THANK YOU!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love how the gift is wrapped and cannot wait until December to open it! The little extra goodies in the package were lovely as well! / 12-27-17 update: Thanks for an awesome stocking stuffer! I appreciate the gum, tic-tacs and hand sanitizer. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for your answers to the Bible study on wisdom. I enjoyed what you wrote and agree with your views. Thanks also for all the extra goodies - I will be so happy to use everything. Best wishes!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope of goodies you sent me! :) I'm excited about the watercolor PCs and the garden PC looks wonderful for a day of soft, minute coloring. The washi and tea were also a welcome surprise, thank you so much! I love everything. :)
Comment: Dear Tita Dianne,
I got empowering verses from you in 1 Timothy 4:7b-10 and 2 Timothy 1:9 :)
I really enjoy Bible verses cards :) I hope I may get to have more of these cards available in my country. Hehe
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cat postcard! My 6 year old nephew was visiting when I got it, and when I told him that the cat's name on the card was tinkles he laughed so hard he gave himself hiccups. It was a wonderful happy mail day! :)
Comment: Diane, thank you for the postcard of the lovely old Historic home in Galveston. I hate when they tear them down and put up something modern. They always seem to have an excuse to demolish them. Shirley
Comment: Hi Diane - I wish there was a 10++++ rating - your envelope of goodies was beyond awesome!! It is so obvious that you looked at my profile, and to make the envelopes re-usable, and the extra tape...and the journal..and the stickers...and the postcards...well dang girl you RAWK!!! Thank you thank you thank you. What a phenominal trading partner you are. Thank you from the heart. Hugs, Dina
Comment: Another great swap, I am praying you get some relief with that shoulder, it's not fun having shoulder pain. IT IS debilitating I been there. God bless you, I will be praying for you. Thank you, the tag is going in my car visor where I can see it everyday and remember to pray for you.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and extras. Love the book mark. So cute. Guess if you enjoy reading you like book marks. The quilt show post card looks like fun. I do enjoy going to them. Thanks again.
Comment: Wow! Awesome package! First the black and white envelopes you made are so cute, with the matching seal! I love them! Then the extras! I love the extra cards, so cute! Those cat postcards are AWESOME! And the beads are beautiful! Thank you for everything! Your a awesome swap partner!! I wanna give you a million hearts â¤â¤â¤
Comment: The sewing pattern ATC you made is so darling! I love the colors and the beautiful lace. And those flowers just take it over the top! AND the darling DARLING little girl twinchie to go with it just melted my heart! So sweet! Thank you for the cute extras! I love them!
Comment: Hi! I have received your swap and everything was lovely in it!! It was just a nice thing to find when I arrived home at night yesterday. Thanks a lot for your letter and all the goodies. Have a nice day :)
Comment: Diane, thank you so much for the wonderful items. this was a fun package to go through. I will definitely put all of this to good use! Where is you find the lace butterfly? it stole my heart...
Response: We used to get the butterflies in some of our packaged lace grab bags at Wal-Mart. They have done away with those now. Everything fun usually gets done away with. LOL!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty note card and little extras! Your ideas for keeping cool are great - and yes, I'm thankful that we don't get as much humidity in AZ as in other places. Although monsoon season is pretty sticky!
Comment: Happy bday back at you! Thank you for the lovely card, your handwriting is marvelous! That you for the great gifts as well! Raspberry tea is one of my top gave! And that bookmark actually made me cry as my mom recently passed and I always said I love you to the moon and back and when I saw and read it, it just hit home! Thank you so much more than you will ever know! <3
Comment: Diane thank you for the fish postcard. Why are so many husband the same? I think they must have made a mold. Time for a new mold. I agree my husband isn't getting his hand on my good junk. When I ask him about all of his junk in the garage, he says nothing is junk. Boy, I really can see a lot of junk in there. Shirley
Comment: Oh my your envelope was stuffed full of lovely goodies. I totally love list papers so I was thrilled to get so many different ones. The way you did the envelopes is awesome too'. I like that you included labels and seals with each :)
Comment: Thank you! They are in my Christmas stocking. It's so hard not to open them now. I am very curious about the heavier one. I had to hurry and put it away. Thank you for joining these swaps! I am always delighted when you are my partner. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelopes! I really loved them! I was impressed that they even had adhesive on the flap! wow! I specially LOVED your beautiful letter
thank you for taking the time to write to me! I You made my day thank you so much!
Comment: I loved the package, especially the vintage book pages and the sweet handwritten note :) I love it thank you so much, and good luck with your journaling, you can totally do it, I wish you luck, have a great day
Comment: Sorry for the late rate - it's been crazy here! But I love what you sent! I love it all! Thanks for the very cool "cattitude" envelope, too - is that a stamp! It's all very cool, especially the cat key chain! Thanks!
Comment: Beautiful postalette! I enjoy your letters and I'm always happy to see that you are my partner! I hope your shoulder is feeling better. I smiled as I remember the Flagship hotel too! I've always had a special place in my heart for Galveston. It was where I lived when I first moved to Texas! Thanks for the punches. You really gave me something to smile about today. Hugs for you!
Comment: Thank you Diane for a lovely block! I hope your arm is healing nicely. Let me know if you can get your hubby to help cut fabric....I've been trying to talk mine into learning to quilt...assuring him that it is much more fun than watching TV !! :-))
Comment: Thank you for the pretty deer postcard. I recently finished a handmade postcard swap where I made ten postcards to send out so I've had my fill of making postcards for a while..lol. I've received some fabric postcards in swaps before and they are always so nice. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you so much!! I just adore everything. That was so generous. The stickers are cute, the postcard was great, the little girl is a cutie pie, oh the mason jars!! I remember that matthew west song, thank you for sharing it with me!!
Comment: Thank you! I have put my stocking stuffers up until December. But I really wanted to open them. I am so happy that we are partners again! :) I hope your arm is feeling better! Prayers and hugs to you!
Comment: Hello! my how I wish I had the discipline to sit and craft notes as lovely as yours. It brightened my trying day. Thank you for the goodies! I hope you are able to craft more time for reading. I adore the story you shared about how you got hooked into loving to read.
Comment: These look so good. I think I might try them. I've been on a low carb/low calorie program for a year and need to transition to "real food" soon. These will be great for snacking and not feeling guilty or like I'm going to gain it back. Thanks for the recommendation.
Comment: Thank you for the very chatty and informative letter. I do feel like I know you a bit. And envy the ease with which you could answer the questions. I have a hard time talking about myself and never know what to say.
Comment: Thank you! Wow! This happy card pocket was filled with such awesome things! My favorite is the bird bookmark. It is beautiful. Thank you so much for everything! :) You put a big smile on my face.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card of the Bluebonnet. I got to experience the fields of Bluebonnets when I was visiting in Texas several years ago. And I love the scripture you included. A good reminder!
Comment: Your did a wonderful job considering that his was your first try at regular twinchies! I would only make one suggestion and that would be to make your actual twinchie thicker. Just like you would an ATC. Thanks for the poem. I thought it was awesome. I so agree with you. It is wonderful meeting other Christians here on swap-bot. Take care!
Comment: Thank you! I really enjoyed reading the note card. Thank you for taking the time to share so much with me! I really like the pink bookmarks. I am crazy over pink. :) I hope you have a very happy day! :)
Comment: I use to stand on the church steps at 530 Easter morning. One year I went to the one town over and it was an amazing service on the cliff with the ocean even in the mist that was a tough Easter but a great service. My husband and daughter will be attending, they make the hot chocolate for after. I hope you enjoy your play.
Comment: You spoil me Diane! Thanks so much for the great washi. I love the owls and the postal washi was awesome too! The added goodies are appreciated. Thanks for the beautiful cards. The postcard is fantastic too. I need to go see my sister near Keemah and search for cards there too! Have a wonderful day and thank you for making me smile.
Comment: Thank you! I have put my stocking stuffers up until Christmas. It is so hard not to open them. Thank you also for the coloring postcard. I really like those! I hope to see you in the next swap. Have A Happy Day! :)
Comment: What a wonderful assortment and I enjoyed reading your letter. Some of your insight was "new" to me. I just love all the items and look forward to using them. This swap was such a blessing to receive. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful note. It definitely had me smiling and chuckling. I agree with you about the bracelet. hahaha just walk away. I also enjoyed your husband's saying. I completely agree. Live life! It sounds like you did just that and had an amazing time. :) Hope this weekend is just as enjoyable. P.s. The kitten and books note card is greatly appreciated! <3
Comment: She is lovely =) Sorry about rating so late, my inbox just exploded with mail, and it has taken me some time to catch up. Work work work... The cats aren't exactly helping either. Despite their insistence, they are NOT see-trough!
Comment: What an extraordinary box of treasures!! You have a gift when it comes to choosing the blessings to send. Thank you so much! I am just on my second day, (I like to spread it out a bit) and I can hardly wait to read the next day of my "So Loved" book! It is a daily devotional, but i want to read it cover to cover! Thank you Diane, so very much! xxoo Shannon
Comment: Hi Diane! TY for the nice share about your weekend! So glad you were happy about getting your hair cut - I belong in the nut house at times as well, so... LOL! Thank you for the goodies as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Sorry, I'm late rating! Please forgive me, it got laid under a stack of papers. I so enjoyed your story of the little girl who was in awe of Gods creation! Children see God so clearly! Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Hello, Diane, thank you so much for the great vintage temple square postcard! It has changed quite a bit since this picture, and yet it still remains the same! We were there visiting in July. What a fun find at the antique shop! I love finding bags of old postcards. It's always a treasure when I do! Thx
Comment: Thank you! I wish I could give you more hearts and a big hug for this package. I love everything in it, especially the note you wrote me. Thank you so much, Friend! :) The note pad that I can color is awesome and the note cards are great. And I will be putting my fridge magnet up as soon as I type this. Philippians 4:13 is on my ring that I never take off. I have been wearing it for about 10 years now. had I told you that? It's one of my favorite verses. Thank you again for making this a special day! :)
Comment: I am so sorry in the delayed rating. Thank you so much for your swap, love it, as usual, very generous. I am so forgetful lately, Layla has an ear infection and my brain is not up to par with her constant crying. I hope you had a good st patricks day? Blessings to you
Comment: Sugar has the most beautiful eyes! Very soulful. It's funny her black spots grew as she got older! I think all cats have a little kid inside that comes out at certain moments :D Cuddles for Sugar!
Comment: Thank you for the fun skinny washi tapes. Half of them were new to me, but I love them all! The Christian extras were appreciated. I love how you did the washi around my address! Blessings. :)
Comment: Such beautiful washi inside & out!! Thank you so much. The handwritten note was encouraging! Oh me,
thank you for sending me all of this!! So first of all, That card is wonderful!! Thank you by the way for the cute tip-in. Love the purple flowers!! That bookmark is super adorable! Thank you again!!
Comment: Thank you soooo very much for re-sending, I appreciate it. The wooden puzzle piece was an awesome idea. So colorful and beautiful! You did a fabulous job. Oh my gosh ðŸŒµthanks for all the extras too!! Great swap...an envie to envy! â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty card. I am sure that your friend loves your "help" with her quilts. Lol. Good luck with getting a quilt done this year. My mother in law makes quilts and i know how much time she spends making them. I just don't have the time or the patience (or skill) to do one. Thanks for the goodies too. Have a great day.
Comment: Thank you for the great envelopes and extras. I know what you mean about swapbot "interfering" with CQing...lol! I think the only reason I am doing a CQ project right now is because it is for a swap...hahaha!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap! Everything is so great. These recipe cards are all new to me. My friend was in Houston last week. She told me about some of the places she ate. If I lived there, I might never cook again. ;) She sent me a picture of the shrimp dish she had. Oh, I was so jealous. It looked delicious. In my neck of the woods, there are not that many choices for eating out. But I really enjoy cooking, so I'm okay with that. I hope you have a happy day and look forward to swapping with you again soon! Hugs, Christina
Comment: Diane, what a thoughtful swap you sent. I appreciate all the effort that went into answering the questions and I truly value the advice and information you shared. I love the extra things you included as well. The cards and washi are wonderful! Thank you! :D
Comment: I could relate to what you've shared in your letter. Let's pray for each other concerning setting our minds on things above in these days to come. May God bless your weekend with His joy and peace. Thank you for the bookmarks, coloring sheet, Perfect Peace devotion, fruit recipe, stickers, and recipe cards. :)
Comment: You are an awesome swapper! I just loved my stuffed envelope of all the pretty papers and stationery. You really did make my day and I appreciate all the effort you put into your swaps THANK YOU!!!!
Well... Just as I was about to give up on the Swap world, I get your swap. You have restored my faith in my fellow swapper. I won't depress you with the so-called "swaps" I just received.. but, suffice it to say, I was feelin' low.. and, then you appeared. Yay. Thank you So hugely much for the most Awesome swap - You obviously read my profile - I cannot tell you how much I Love Everything. Those note cards are adorable, the postcards - beyond fantastic, the washi - oo-la-la!, and, those stickers! - I've never seen most of them! I love them! and I love the sheet I have seen before! Thank you so very much for a most fabulous send - Everything is so perfect, so nice and clean and the stickers - NIP, no less. Very very nice... You really did send a very lovely swap - You deserve more than one heart for this! - Thanks again, so very much. Wishing you a magical swap day . PS: Love your handwriting, too - and the washi way you deco'd the envie - Very pretty!
Comment: Woohoo got another one from you in today's mail :) awwww love the little bambi deer on this card :) We don't see these up here in Alaska - well not this part - there are some parts that have different species of little deer. One of the oddest animal chases we saw was a fox chasing a domestic cat! Hope the cat got away, but that's the main reason our cats will never be outdoor cats. Thank you for the darling card :)
Comment: Just got the awesome PC in the mail...what a cool picture ! We collect moose too, my favorite are the ones that come visit our yard - sometimes they eat our Halloween pumpkins right off our porch! We always try to find fun little neat moose items to add to our store - beautiful critters :) Thank you for the wonderful card :)
Comment: Thank you for the great stationery received. My daughter enjoyed the stickers, and I especially appreciated flat note paper being sent with the great note cards. The finishing touch is the magnetic book mark, which I love using. I haven't met much of GLH books, but have a collection of them and looking forward to reading themQ
Comment: Thank you for the lovely block in spring greens, the extra fabric and the card. I do agree that it seems like a lot of sewing for a small block but I think it will make a cute wall hanging, and it is using up my scraps. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for your nice Notecard and fun flat surprises! This was a really fun swap to come home to after being at the hospital for a week with my son the last 41/2 days of it I got a stomach bug and felt horrible! So glad to finally be home! Thank you for your encouragement.
Comment: Thank you for the pelican PC. I think they are very pretty. Would love to see a lot of them together. Living in the middle of the country I only see a few at zoo's and that's not the same as seeing wild ones
Comment: Ahh, a trip to the beach...your PC made me wish! Cheers for a cute poster card and for including the inspiring quote...one of my mom's favorites...made me miss her in the very best way. Hugs and hearts...jinanne
Comment: You are such a blessing to me. You really are so kind and generous, and your package was so wonderful, I just loved everything in it. I'm having a bit of a rough time right now and I think this devotional will just be spot on and help so much. Thank you friend! Oh, and the extras, wow. Love them all
Comment: Hi Diane:) Thank you so much for the card and extra's that you have included...I am new to all of this and really enjoy hearing from and about others... I am so thankful that you had an awesome weekend it sounds like and hope you have many more to come!!
Comment: What a bunch of lovely, fun, useful things you sent me! I love everything! The die cuts are so awesome and the notecards are so beautiful! The stationery is pretty and so are the stickers. I will use it all- Thank you so much!
Comment: WOW!!! I'm interested in reading this book now .... just from your description alone! I feel that in a still male-dominated society we do not get to witness and celebrate the will power of strong women... Bravo!
Comment: March greetings Diane,
Partners again:-) I loved the card and stickers and sweet words that you wrote.
Thank you also for joining my swap. I love the wearin' of the Green Day.
Comment: I absolutely adored the hedgehog paper and the Snoopy valentine and the extras! I'm a big dork and forgot to update my address, so it had to go to Indiana first. :P I'm in Kemah. :D
I think what you did for your friend is WONDERFUL! I love helping others when I can. <3 She's very lucky to have you!
Comment: Thanks for the great PC from Singapore! You say you live 45 minutes from me, mind if I ask where? I looked on your profile but I didn't see where you're from. I found some really different, interesting PCs in some of the shops on The Strand in Galveston. If you ever get a chance to visit there be sure to check out Hendley Market. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you. I received your resend and I like the papers you used. Luckily, the post office here in Blessing has the same person every day and she's always very patient and helpful with me and my packages. Blessing did not get hit with any tornadoes, even though a town(VanVleck) got hit and they are about 20 miles from Blessing.
Comment: Oh my gosh - I Love the washi tape - So conformed to my Likes - Thank you so much - and - Wow - Super thanks for that amazing note-card with the Paris street scene - Love that to pieces. Love the other extras you enclosed, too. Thank you for a Fabulous send. Wishing you a magical swap day.
Comment: Oh Diane, what love you put into this piece of mail! This is absolutely the definition of happy mail! Thank you so much for everything....and I'm so happy you enjoyed reading about Matt's adoption. I was sick most of that trip and didn't write nearly as much as I did on Annabella's. If you'd like to read her story hop over to my blog and go to June/July 2013...that's where her story starts!
Comment: Oh my goodness, Diane!!!! I was off on a retreat and when I got home on Sunday there was a beautiful box waiting for me!! Everything is so beautifully wrapped and so lovely! My hubby is going out of town for a week, starting Saturday, so I am going to save my week of happy envies for while he is gone! I have every beautiful day laying out on my dining room table and it is so pretty! Thank you so much for the love you put into this swap! I can tell it will be a joy!!! xxoo Shannon :)
Comment: What a cute little church. . . I'm sure it was very interesting to visit. My brother-in-law/sister-in-law bought an old church in Maryland and turned it into a house but it certainly wasn't this small! Thanks so much for the lovely PC ~~
Comment: Hi Diane! Always fun to have you as a partner! Thank you for the sweet Valentine's card and all the goodies! I know just the friend to sent that Kitty card to! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Wow! What a way to brighten up a dreary winter day. I love your Valentine Scavenger Hunt swap! It was wrapped up so cute and carefully. I can see you took time to think about each item. And I don't have any of the things you picked out...compact mirror, heart doilies, stickers, gift bag& tissue, socks, cute notebooks, and Valentine stamps. I'm going to have great fun using all these goodies. Thank you very much!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your weekend with me. I am also a fan of good food and fellowship and naps!!!! I was pulling for the Falcons being a Georgia girl, but they just couldn't keep the lead they had. Happy swapping.
Comment: Extremely Sorry for the late rating. Thank You for the Beautiful Pocket Letter. I do agree with you this was a hold one to do. I had the same problems as you did. The back of the Pocket Letter is wonderful. Love everything. Thanks again
Comment: Words cannot express how thankful I am for your swap. I love the Proverbs coloring book, it is beyond beautiful. As a Iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend proverbs 27:17 For you have truly sharpened me, thank you. Theirs not enough heart to give you <3 <3
Comment: Love the book cover PC ! You are right it does look like a nice read ! Thank You !
Response: I started reading it the next day after I sent the card. It was very good. Kinda sad but with a happy ending. I read the whole book within 24 hours. I'd put it down and then I had to go back for one more chapter. The last 2 chapters I read standing in the hallway until 3 a.m. trying to put it down and go to bed. I finished it there. LOL! I was a little sleepy at work the next day.
Comment: Thanks for the washis. And all the extras! Lovely mail! <3
And yes, it is snowy here. We also have white night in the summer and aurora borealis can be seen several times a year when it is dark. The only problem with Oulu is the long distances to everywhere .
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope full of goodies!!! I love every single thing!! You are so thoughtful and generous! I will find so much inspiration in these new supplies! I can't wait to start using them!! Thank you again for everything!!
Comment: Diane, your stocking stuffer made it to my house today. Thanks so much for the adorable sticker sheet and I look forward to opening my little gift in December. This past Christmas, I opened mine advent-style, the 13th through the 24th, and I'll probably do that again. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful lighthouse. I would claim as mine too. Maybe someday I will have a chance to visit it. Only if my husband would take me. All his exes lives in Texas. So he says I am on my own.
Comment: What a beautiful PC - thank you so much. I understand completely about snow/ice and Texas drivers -- I lived in San Antonio back in the 70s and we had one day of barely an inch of snow with some ice on the bridges -- I was the only one who made it into work in downtown San Antonio - I had just moved there from South Dakota where I learned to drive on ice and snow! It was rather funny because it was a law firm and no one else showed up so I sat there all day, doing my work and answering the phone and taking messages -- boy were my bosses surprised the next morning when they came in. They were even more surprised that I actually stayed at work but I was already there so felt I should stay. . . of course I was only in my early-20s so perhaps I would have made a different decision had I been older :-) Thanks again for the beautiful PC and hope to see you in more swaps this year ~~
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous mail you sent. I so enjoyed your card and note (I'm so with you about collections of tape, pretty papers, etc. LOL), and I loved the great washi samples, and the scripture cards to color too. It was definitely a h-a-p-p-y m-a-i-l day. Blessings.
Comment: Thank you so much! You really shouldn't have spent the extra $ to send priority. I would have been fine with waiting an extra day or two. Anyhow, I will play and pass this as soon as possible. Thanks again.
Comment: I LOVE receiving mail from you. You always make your swaps special and so fun to open. Thank you for the wonderful envies, stickers, and best of all, bird bookmark. I enjoyed everything you sent.
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the nice note & the washi tape (my new addiction!) I hope 2017 is a more organized year for you - and me as well! :) Love the story of your own Dark Shadows as well - what fun! :)
Comment: Lovely postcard. Thanks for sharing your resolutions. I too want to lose weight (around 30kgs) and sort my crafting/sewing stuff out (but that will have to wait till we move house!). Good luck x
Comment: Thanks so much for your answers. I can't believe your coworker stole your phone and then bragged about it. Sounds like a pretty silly thief. Anyway, I enjoyed reading them and hope you have a lovely day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the brads and clips. I love them all, but my total fav is the butterfly. I love that die and the use of the thin metal to help hold it together. Love all the quotes on the other clips also. Just love it all, wish I could give you more than one heart. <3 <3 <3
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Sam Houston card and New Year's greetings, Diane! It brought back memories of visiting the Alamo as a child and more recently, the San Jacinto Monument. Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery! â™¥
Comment: Thank you. Its nice getting surprises in the mail. I love reading your nice long letter and the items were sent are really appreciated. If you ever want to swap on our own or just be penpals just let me know. Thanks again, Niki
Comment: Thanks for the great kitty PC! I love junkin' we have a huge flea market near us called Canton First Monday Trade Days. It's perfect for finding little odds and ends if you are willing to dig through junk!
Comment: Thanks for the vintage postcard! Santa Fe is a bit like Houston where we would never get that much snow. Four years ago it snowed every couple of days or so but only about an inch maybe each time and it melted by the end of the day. That postcard had so much snow on it! Hope you enjoyed your holidays!
Comment: Love the photos! I need a Grumpy Cat hates coloring book!!! I'm sorry that Mike had the flu. It is going around here too. I just got my flu shot so hopefully I can avoid it. Love your crafting space. I need a space. Happy 2017!!
Comment: Happy 2017 and thanks for the story about swinging out of the Battleship Texas! Often kids don't know how dangerous something is, and that's kind of the fun of it. Best of luck with the weight loss goal!
Comment: Hello Diane, received your package today. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind note and the large variety of stationery-the "Joy & Peace" was my favorite set but I like them all. I hope to catch you In a future swap so i can share some of my stash with you as well! Happy New Year! ðŸŽ‰-ðŸ’•Debbie
Comment: Thank you for the fun package. So sorry it's so late but some things kind of got put aside with all the Christmas craziness around here. I gave a Christmas stocking to my partner and received one back. Love the little singing snowman. Just my kind of thing. Thanks again.
Comment: Oh my Diane, thank you so much for the lovely washi tape samples, especially the Christian ones..Must be wonderful working in Lifeway!! I would be so tempted to buy up my paychecks!!!!!! And, thank you for all the extra goodies you sent..I love animal stickers, too!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!
Comment: Wow Diane thanks so much, i loved all the happy mail you sent. I also love the pioneer woman, her line is in Walmart, good to know, I will be on the look out for you. I love everything you sent, really made me smile, and the Christmas card is beautiful. Merry Christmas and God bless
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful metallic Christmas postcard and cheery greetings, Diane! I am not quite ready -- I have a few more presents to buy, laundry to do, and a duet to rehearse for Christmas Eve -- but as the song goes, "Christmas comes this time each year" :) Hope you and your husband had a lovely dinner; I always prefer experiences to material objects :) Hope your Christmas wishes also come true, Diane â™¥