Comment: Thank you for the nice letter. I'm so sorry things have been rough for you and I hope they soon get better. Are you having fun doing your daughter's room? Thanks so much for the lovely little note sets. Can I ask where you get them from? I love them!!!! Anyway, yes, I will write back. I'd love to see more of your lovely handwriting head my way!
Response: I think I got the NOTE CARDS from Michel's. I haven't even started on her room:< SIGH! I look forward to hearing from you!!!!!
Comment: I see what you did. You sent me a postcard AND an ATC. I love it! Um, them! The mail roughed it up a bit (don't say sorry - not at all your fault!!!) so I got to see the pretty pretty mermaid, and then I'm putting the ATC in my ATC collection and putting the rest of the paper part with my postcard collection stuck back on the mermaid. My point being, thank you, thank you, I love love love it!!!! Beautiful!!!
Comment: Oh emm geee thanks so much for your diary you went above and beyond, such a great job!! I just wanted to take a few seconds to come on here to rate you. Sorry for the late rate, I didn't realize the package was downstairs, it didn't have my name on it until I checked the tracking numbers, looks like it came on Saturday? thanks so much you made my week,
Comment: Hi LoriAnn - I enjoyed reading your letter! I'll send you a letter back, as I would like to answer your questions. Thank you for the stamped images! I love to color them and I use a lot of images like that for greeting cards. :)
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful note cards and goodies you sent along. I love them. This is one of my favorite type of swaps. It is so much fun to read.The view outside your kitchen window had me giggling. =) Take care
Comment: I like that cat too. I had never seen one like it before though. Thanks so much. This summer did get away fast this year. It doesn't feel like fall here yet and probably won't for another month or more.
Comment: HannasMommy, I received your postcard and was excited to see that you once lived in my area! I live in the North Park area of Evansville, a few blocks behind Ivy Tech. Are you familiar with that area? The 47725 zip code is north of us and includes Darmstadt, where my partner is from and McCutchanville, where my son and his family live. I'd love to learn more about when you lived here! Thanks so much for the postcards and I look forward to more swaps with you!!
Comment: Well, gee whiz! Mail obviously comes FROM Indianapolis much quicker than it gets TO Indianapolis! Got your super cute card today...Love it! Daddy got a sunburn..... And thank you for the pretty wash samples! I agree that this summer has been TOO short...every year it seems they get shorter.
Comment: HI LoriAnn! Loved the St. Louis Zoo pc and your words! I have not used those words but knew them from my reading - some words just don't fit into my vocabulary! LOL! I have been playing lots of Words with Friends and am amazed at how many words I am clueless about! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping!
Comment: Received the ATC today and I love it. "Hope" is also a word I've had to use a lot this year! And I "hope" everything turns out well for the both of us in the future! Love the 2nd ATC too! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much, LoriAnn! No, I'm not a fan of summer. I can't take the heat. I just got back from a long trip, and now I'm home until September. I'm hoping to get lots of crafting done inside the cool house. :)
Comment: Hi LoriAnn, I received your flip book today and it’s simply wonderful! Thank you for the ephemera and for communicating with me, I have to give you a heart because it’s well made! Hope all is well with you and happy swapping!
Response: I m so glad you liked it ... I love to create and think outside of the box. This one challenged me. THANK YOU!
Comment: Thank you, Lori-Ann. You forgot to put the swap name on the card so it took me a while to track down which swap it was for. Found it just in the nick of time as I'm heading out of town tomorrow.
Comment: Hi LoriAnn! This is kyra and received your letter this evening! Thwnk you for the letter and the cute washi twpe that was on th playing card! Summer is a wonderful time of year and it is almost here. Thwnk you for th lovely decorated envie! How niec of you to do that for me and send it my way! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I am liking this color theme also. Oh, my username comes from way back in the day when I used to go to metal concerts. The day after a concert, my neck used to be stiff from rocking out....hence the name stiffneck. My friends used to call me 'stiffy' and 'stiffneck'. haha
Comment: Thank you LoriAnn for the cartoon PC you sent to me. Those two Trailer livin' ladies distracted, that cat in the trailer has already licked the cream on the table. Hope your Spring comes soon.
Comment: One more for the states collection, thanks! :) I mostly do postcard swaps, too, although I don't have a full wall. Mostly I rotate them into smaller displays and sub-collections... I like to sort and re-sort them for stress relief. :P
Comment: It took me a minute to realize what NC 2 PC stood for, but I got it! I used to do the really creative swaps, but I haven't had the energy for them. So, I mostly do postcard swaps now. Honestly the most fun I have is picking out the stamps, so it kind of doesn't matter to me what I'm sending out, ha. I hope it warms up for you soon.
Comment: Hi LoriAnn! I got your postcard today...nice! I didn't have one of the Indiana State Capitol, so that is going into my permanent collection! Thank you so much...and I know what you mean about Old Man Winter...WHERE is Spring????
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard! I also use Postcrossing but only send out 3-4 postcards per month as it's usually international. I'm always on the lookout for postcard exchanges. I'll let you know if I find any!
Comment: Holy smoke your fast! I'm just getting out my recycles today! I hope the weather is warming up for y'all! We're enjoying the "cold" here in Houston for as long as possible! Thanks for the chunk! Happy Spring!
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! I've never been to a gun and knife show. I guess because I live in New Jersey and gun laws are really strict. My friend is a hunter, though, so she and her hubby go to one in Pennsylvania. I hope all is well! Ciao!
Comment: Hi LoriAnn! What a cute pc! I have heard of zenith and wanton (what am I reading?? LOL!) and think quixotic would make a great Words with Friends word! Lol! Hugs, Happy Easter and Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for your set of cards. I always hoped to do the Route 66 one day but now I am too old and I no longer want to visit the USA. My granddaughters will love the Mermaid, they also started collecting.
Comment: Thank you for the news articles. The New Baden News reminds me of our community newspaper. So interesting to read news from far away. Thank you also for the two postcards. They were a lovely surprise. Happy swapping!
Comment: Hi, I enjoyed reading your letter and appreciate the cute St. Patrick's Day card not caring if it's a few days late, it made me smile anyway. Be looking for a letter from me soon. Happy spring, happy swapping
Comment: Such an adorable card! Thank you for sharing it with me! My grandma sometimes had farm animals when I was growing up. We were allowed to feed the little sheep, cuddle with tiny bunnies and they had one or two cows in the back of their garden on a regular base. I hope your dreamland may come true one day!
Comment: While reading your postcard (about how it was snowing where you are), and walking back to the house from the community postbox, it began to sleet here. So I Completely Agree with you! We are so over winter now, bring on Spring! :-)
Comment: The weather is starting to even out, but we are not out of the woods yet. I am also ready for spring! I like the CoC you sent, but part of it tore off during mailing. :( Happy swapping to you.......
Response: OH POO! Do you want me to send you out a new one ... message me please!
Comment: Oh boy what a bunch of purple....thanks for all the purple pens, I go threw them so fast💜💜💜💜💜. Everything was great Down to the purple chapstick . The postcard is my motto. I sweat glitter. It’s going on my locker at work, 🙏
Comment: Thankyou for the beautiful notecard with a wonderful message...Laugh Out Loud. I wish you all the happiness to you and your family. I would love to write to you and your daughter regularly. Would you please message me your address ?
Comment: Hi LoriAnn! I love the St. Patrick's Day card - so cute and festive! Thank you for all the awesome green goodies as well! Everyone is Irish on St. Pad's Day! LOL! Hope you have a fun one! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Lori Ann,
Thank you so much for the beautiful cards and the great bible study paper! You have such nice handwriting! I love these swaps too as it is a really fun way to do bible study! Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the great package. You sure hit things I love. The fabric is beautiful. The colors are so pleasing. The Elmers tape is another thing I love. The vintage looking cut outs are something I've never seen before but I think they're wonderful. All in all it was a GREAT SWAP !! Thanks again.
Comment: Hi LoriAnn,
Today was really a happy mail day :) Thanks a lot for your nice card. I really enjoyed reading your message. I'm also so very tired of winter... we even had snow today! Hope it gets warmer and sunnier soon.
Comment: LoriAnn, thank you so much for the assortment of mail items you have sent me. All of it will be put to good use for sure. I am happy we had a private swap and got myself a new friend ;) thanks for the letter -personal and perfect for me.
Comment: Thank you Lori Ann, I loved your package with all the goodies. What a special person you are home schooling your daughter, I would love to hear more about you so I am going to write to you this weekend and tell you a bit about my life. Thanks beautiful Janet x
Comment: Hi LoriAnn! Thanks so much for the nice swap. I love everything you sent! The envelope was delightful. Please tell your daughter Thank You for helping make me a special envelope. Happy Swapping!
Response: I hope it was ok she did it ... she was feeling down and wanted to help me:>
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love my InstaPot too! I use it all the time for my lunches during the week! I get most of my recipes from Pinterest but doing frozen chicken, Hawaiian bbq sauce, and pineapple comes out amazing for Hawaiian chicken tacos! That was an idea from my mom :)
Comment: I adore the book!!!!! You have such great ideas for making pages that are special. I will be using some of your ideas in books I make in the future. Its so nice, I can't wait to get started journaling and smashing! Thank you so much. I woiuld give you ten hearts if I could.
Response: I forgotto put in a picture of Hannah on her coloring page! I will send you some!!! So glad you like it! I almost could not get it closed!
Comment: Well I got part one of this swap and I love all of the scary movies you mentioned. Thanks!!! Got the rest of the package today as I was out of town this weekend. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to try out some of those recipes. They sounded so yummy.
Comment: I love the journal. You have several things that are so unique in their style I love it all. Some things made me smile because you and are very similar.I appreciate the time that you took in putting everything together, you deserve a heart for several reasons, one simply because I adore it, two because you went above and beyond the requirements of the swap and three because it wasn't something that you just threw together, you actually worked hard to make it something I would enjoy. I really needed it to get here today . Thanks for being my partner in this swap. Suzanne
Response: THANK YOU for the loving words! Yes, I did work hard on it and a ton of thought and raking of my brain went into it! I am so glad you like it! THANK YOU forthe HEART (s)!
Comment: I love the whole package! Thank you for such lovely envelopes and note cards. The note cards are perfect for slipping in swaps. I also love that it's all recycled materials. Makes my little heart happy!
Response: So glad you liked everything! THANK YOU for the HEART!!!
Comment: LoriAnn ... thank you so much for the journal .... it is FANTASTIC!! Since we can only rate 5 and 1 heart ... know that I have given you a 10 and loads of HEARTS!! I have made a cup of coffee and am sitting with the journal now, and all I can say is WOW!!! You poured your heart and soul into my journal and it is apparent on every page! You and I are so very much alike ... hopefully this is just the beginning of a long lasting friendship! Many hugs to you ... xoxo
Response: I am so glad you like it. After, I made it I thought maybe I poured out a little to much and would depress you or put you to sleep! ENJOY IT! And THANK YOU!!!!!
Comment: Hi LoriAnn - I got your post card so many days ago and totally forgot to let you know. It's such a cool postcard! I love the sandpaper layer in particular. Thanks, from one goofball to another.
Response: THANKS for the HEART! Glad you liked it! I liked the sandpaper too!
Comment: these envelopes are AWESOME!wow-you really chose images you knew i'd love-thank you SO MUCH for your kindness! It will be hard for me to use them/give them away! lol! Great swap! Happy swapping! :)
Response: I am really glad you liked them! Yes, I read your profile and knew right away what would work for you:> THANKS for the HEART!
Comment: What wonderful rolos--fantastic additions to my collection!! I'm especially fond of the "S" one, as the stamp rolo was awesome cool :) Thank you for the beautiful rolos and for being such a lovely swapper! hugs, teresa
Response: I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKED THEM:>
And THANK YOU for the HEART!
Comment: Hi LoriAnn I got your bunny and she is great.You have done a lot better job than I have on my sewing,I'm going to take a class today to learn how to use my sewing machine. All that matters is she was made with love. Hugs Marlann .
Response: LOL ... You are way to kind:> She is made with love that is all I can say. The first one I made ... had arms and legs ... it looked like a alien:< THAN YOU for the HEART!
Comment: I got one side of the PC -- sadly the postal machine ripped off the front!! I loved your message. <3
UPDATE! Thanks so VERY, VERY much for re-doing this - you didn't have to; it sometimes happnes in the post. You're great!
Response: I WILL GLADLY RESEND! I so do not like when this happens! Will go out again this week ... THANKS for the HEART!
Comment: I LOVE my mini journal!! I would give you tons of hearts if I could. You are the bestest!!!
Response: I am glad you liked it:> It was a different sort then most did. Stuart thinks the cat with the tongue sticking out is me. I always do that with my tongue ... and when I get out of the shower my hair does that!!!
Comment: Thank you very much for the notecard holder and notes. I really like the cloth napkin and have a bunch of birthdays coming up where I can use this as a special decoration. Thanks and hearts to you. Judy B
Response: YOU ARE WELCOME!!!!
GLAD YOU LIKED EVERYTHING!!!
THANKS FOR THE HEART!
Comment: Your paper plate arrived inside a "we are" post office plastic bag. I loved your decorations, the writing around the rim, and the fun, colorful cat fabric. You even spelled my name with scrabble tiles - what fun. Thanks for a fun swap.
Response: THANK YOU FOR THE HEART!
I am so glad this one got there ... the post office really gave me a hard time!
Comment: Today I received March! And I like this one alot too! But someone clearly opened it with a knife or something sharp...didn't close it up again. I was so glad the calendar page was still in it!! And I do hope you didn't put anything else in, like with February because in that case it probable fall out....
Response: Who would do that? I wonder if it got inspected at Customs? Why not close it up then.
UGH! Yes, it had other things in it ... some scrapbook paper for making ATC's
THANK YOU so much for the rating!
Comment: Hey there swap partner! good to see you are here. so cute a Dotee. I have not made any of those yet, except maybe years ago when I made dolls for my girls that looked like them. Love the green too.
Response: HEY GF! I'm glad you liked the Dotee. She is not a work of art, but made with love! I knew a friend would take her in:> Hope all is well with you! Miss Ya!
Comment: Today I got four amazing atc's and yours is one of them !! How thoughtful of you to find the "U" in my profile... You made me a terrific card and if I could I'd give you " 66 ". hearts... Thanks so much
Response: You are so very welcome! Glad you liked it ... I try to think outside the box and into someone's profile! THANK YOU for the 66 HEARTS!
Comment: Off the top of my head, my favorite breakfast food is quiche, but a little voice inside is saying "that's not true". I loooooove ground up ham in scrambled eggs (like my mom used to make). And BACON - I love bacon. But I prefer breakfast for dinner - breakfast food always seems better late in the day. Thanks for making me think!
Response: BACON ... YUMMY! I love a really good BLT!
Thanks for the HEART!
Comment: Hi LoriAnn, Your mail arrived today, A little damaged and wrapped in a postal service plastic bag. It looks like it might all still be in there as there was a lot of stationery and extras - Love the little fish stickers! Thank you.
Response: UGH! I so do not like the mail service at times!
Do you want me to resend it? I do not ind at all ... just message me:>
Comment: What a great set of rolos, I just love the 'life' quote. Keep up the good work, and yes, I agree on knowing each others address by heart. It is always nice to swap with the same people. Have a great day!!!
Response: Glad you liked them. Yes, the Life one is a great quote!
Comment: Thank you! I like your faincy sturdy paper on the "front." Yeeeah, I just dig the traditional pop-tarts. My childhood best friend taught me to *butter* the un-iced ones and so that's what I have to do when I have them. So I don't have them. mostly.
Response: Try them toasted with butter ... YUMMY! Especially the Brown Sugar ones. I eat the 100 calories snack pack ones ... DOUBLE YUMMY!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love that your card is handmade...that makes it more special. Also, thanks so much for the decorative clips...I will use them at work. They will help to brighten the work day. :O) Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: I just got done reading through your answers. There were several that were close to my answers. I said my sandwich would be tuna and potato chips, LOL! I can't believe I forgot about Lost for the question of what TV show to put back on air. I spaced on that, I so wish that show would come back!! I had fun reading your answers, thanks :)
Comment: Hello LoriAnn,
Thank you for the lovely card and matching bookmark you created for me. I am an avid reader and so I dan relate to the quote you used on bookmark. I appreciate the extra goodies you sent along with the card.Know that they will get used in future swaps. Thank you again for the card and bookmark.
Hope your new year is treating you wel.l.
Comment: Thanks for the envie and all the cool space pics. You gave me a lot of cool ideas. I only had a problem figuring out what swap this was for because I didnt find the swap name in your note or on the envelope.
Comment: LOVE the notecard! And thank you for the wonderful little stickers. Like you, I have a double first name ... Bonnie Jeanne. Most people think Jeanne is my last name because I don't use my last name online :-) And I also want to own a B&B! In Harpers Ferry, catering to both Appalachian Trail hikers and Great Allegheny Passage bicyclists.
Comment: I wish I could give you 10 hearts!! I LOVED the package that you sent. I loved reading your letter, I could just picture everyone wearing the boxers, then I saw your pic! Ha! Your envie of goodies made my day, thank you so much!
Response: THANK YOU!
I thought the picture idea was cute! You have to see the picture to believe we REALLY do do this!!!
This year my four year old daughter modeled her underwear!
Comment: Hi LoriAnn! Thank you so much for such a sweet package and letter! I absoutely love the cards you personalized for me! Can't wait to use them! A response in you the way!!! :D Thanks again and happy holidays!!!!
Comment: LOVED your letter! And the goodies you enclosed. Thank you! I must say that when I saw "Christmas Angel" on the outside and your comment about "angel" being a stretch, I thought this was an Angel package...but you were talking about yourself being a Christmas Angel...and you are! :) Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the cute stamp ATC and the Christmas card too. I really like the stamp quote that you included. Merry Christmas to you and your family. (you forgot to sign the ATC, but I will put your name on it so I remember who it was from)
Comment: Thanks for the handmade card. Seems that it's not a good traveler though because it arrived mutilated by machinery or over-crowded post offices. Edited 12/27: received your second card today - thank you! My family has running battles with raccoons - ours in an old red oak that's coming down this winter if the ground ever freezes enough!
Response: I am so sorry! I have not had any trouble with this:< I will send you out a replacement when I get home!
Comment: finally found your swap!!! U didnt label which swap ur card was from, and since i am in a ton of them, i had to search! u gave me a workout! But it was well worth it! I loved everything you sent me!!! Thanks for the cute card, the extra card, the recipe that i will have to make soon! and the nice and sturdy bookmark!! Wish i could give u tons of hearts!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Response: I am so sorry I did not label it right! I usually do because I know how it goes! Mommy Brain must have hit me that day!
Glad you liked it and THANK YOU for the HEART!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and the bee/snowmen embellishments :-) I love that one of your goals for 2012 is to take at least two vacations. Vacations are extremely important and I wish more companies in the US would realize that.
Response: I should have put a vacation that includes a BEACH:> It is cold here in Indiana!
Glad you liked your swap and THANKS for the HEART!!!
Comment: LoriAnn, the envelope was FAB! and I really liked all the nice goodies you included inside it... Your letter made my week and when I will use the bookmark I shall think of you and Swap-bot!!!!
Comment: A darling journal! I always picture the ones I see being filled with recipes, and how happy the original owner is going to be to get them back. Yours made me smile Big. (PS I'm so sorry for the delay in rating! I really thought I'd done it already. sigh.)
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! Very creative, yours is the only one I've gotten (in a few times of doing this swap) that had added little embellishments. I like it! Thanks again, happy swapping :)
Comment: Love all you sent, especially the card with button flowers. Great idea. Thank you so much for everything. You made my day! Oh, we lived in Indy many years ago; my hubby is from southern Indiana.
Comment: What kind of ink did you write with? It was very odd. Most of the ink was barely there it started being clear on the last line. it is like it disappeared. Was it an erasable ink pen? Suzanne
Response: I am so sorry! No ... it was a PILOT FRIXON pen. They are not cheap pens. I have never had any issues with this. Maybe, it was the wax on the post card? THANK YOU still for the heart! I will send another card out to you!
Comment: Thanks so much for sending the replacement. The other still has not gotten here, so surely won't. I really liked your choices for me and thanks for all the extra papers! You're an excellent Swap-botter!
Comment: I love, love, love the clipboard and Colts frame!! Thanks sooooo much! And the stationary!! Thanks bunches! I hope we can swap again soon! I've sewn something for you and can't wait til our next swap so I can send it to you! ;)
Response: I am so glad you liked everything The COLTS should hang it up, but I love the material! I will swap again ANYTIME
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade postcard! I can't believe how well it travelled! Your scalloped edge was not bent, creased or ripped by postal machines! And your ribbons on the front was still holding down well. The only part that suffered, and it might have simply been an adhesive issue, was the white card you affixed to the back for your note, the address, and stamp. It was half unglued. But half held fast and it made it here! You're very talented! Loved it!
Response: THANK YOU! Glad you liked it:> Sorry that the writing part popped up! Hope you could still read the message.
Comment: What an attractive Autumn card. I love it. How did you do the fancy orange overlay? Good use of the scrabble pieces. I never thought of using them!
Thank you so much, and keep swapping.
Response: THANK YOU so much I actually forgot to take a picture of this card ... and now I can't remember which one I sent! I think that means I swap to much (lol). Can you MESSAGE me and let me know what it looked like and I will let you know!
Comment: Great envies LoriAnn! You are very creative. Used one today:) Thank you.
Response: You are more then welcome! I just started making them and love doing them! Hopefully, there will be some more swaps like this! If you are not signed up yet ... I am hosting a ENVIE swap right now!
Comment: Your fun package arrived today! Let me first go ahead and let you know that it's best not to use scotch tape to seal your package (the USPS website says this, and I understand why). It isn't strong enough. Your package arrived totally open along its length. If you do have to use Scotch tape, try wrapping it around the package in several places, in a direction opposite of the way it opens, like a "T".
I think a lot of what you sent arrived, but I think a large greeting card might be gone because there was a large green envelope with nothing to match with it, and I didn't receive a sticker sheet. Hopefully nothing else was lost. But I can tell you went to a lot of effort to make this a fun package, because it was, and it was so fun to look through. Two paperclip/ribbon bookmarks, a Horton Hears a Who paper bookmark, 4 postcards, 2 notecards with matching envelopes, an adorable "purse" notecard (perhaps the large green envelope goes with this), and a wonderful handmade stationery portfolio with handmade notecards and a ribbon to close it all up! And your little handwritten note...I loved it all! Thank you for a happy package! I appreciate all your apparent effort to make it wonderful to receive. :-) It totally made my day!
Response: SORRY it came open! I have never had any issues with scotch tape before ... guess there is a first for everything. Yes, the one envelope goes with the purse card!
Comment: WOW! This was the coolest swap I've ever received! I marveled at every page and each little surprise you tucked in there. you have totally made my day! The best thing is that it arrived on my birthday! What a sweet surprise, thanks soooooooo much!
Comment: Ah Ha! Found ya! Thanks for the fun card from Indiana! I love old buildings. Makes me think of all the interesting history they have seen.
A side note, please make sure you put the swap names on your swaps. Was a little hard to find ya :)
Comment: <3 <3 !
Yours has to be the most touching tag card I have ever got, and I will keep it the rest of my lifer! Beautifully done! I LOVE IT! Love the bookmark too!
Thanks ever so much!
Response: You are WELCOME! I almost did not send it because I was not sure it was the correct way to do this swap!