Comment: Kathy thank you for my amazing magpie journal!:I haven’t gone through every page but wow! It’s so unique and just beautiful! You did a superb job and wish I could give you many many hearts. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for such a wonderful enve of goodies. So much fun stuff. Thank you for the dragonflies, one can never have too many & the build a bear clip is phenomenal! Have a wonderful Christmas.
Comment: Your rating was so sweet and kind! I am so happy you loved everything and got to share that joy with others too!
I’m also super happy that I had you as a partner too. I love, love, love the wolf cards!!! They are sooo sweet and will be joining my ever growing collection of wolf PCs. Thank you so very much! I look forward to swapping with you again! <3
Comment: Greetings and thank you tons for the awesome envie filled with really neat stuff! Your swap was truly one to sit and experience as you opened the lovely decorated envie and reviewed each and every piece of goodness that you included. I think my most favorite piece was the strip of birds all sitting on the same line. It looks like it was cut from an ad, envie, or piece of stationary. no matter as it was just the cat's meow. So an exceptional thank you for all your kindness.
Comment: Hello Kathy! Thank you for the minizine about the beach. With me living in the Midwest, I don't get to go to the beach too often. The last time I went to a real beach (not a lakeshore, which us Midwesterners call "going to the beach") actually was 3 years ago... in Bugøynes, Norway while on an exchange semester. Sure enough, we put on our swimsuits and ran into the water, but we then immediately ran back into the sauna! The Arctic Ocean was barely above freezing temperature, but it was such a fun time! Seeing your zine makes me want to try out a warmer beach again though. I enjoyed reading it! Best wishes to you!
Comment: I can't tell you how happy your postcard made me! I love the vintage ad style! I have heard of radish roses! I used to be big into bento and as a result found allsorts of fun acceptable ways to play with my food =D Thanks again and I hope to bump into you again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas Card Letter! I love it and all the little goodies! I received 12/9/17 but I know it was mailed before by the postmark I'm sorry for it arriving late and causing the late rating! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package. I received it on 12/4 but was getting ready to go out of town so did not get to write until tonight after getting settled in the motel. I love all of the goodies, especially the lovely papers , postcard and your book about you. Your pets are so cute.
I have a spoiled rotten "wiener " dog who rules our home. Thank you for the time and effort you put into making this swap special for me.
Comment: Being we are in the Advent times, I opened your box this morning and I am so happy to see a wax rooster and a snow man. Thank you so much. You did great! I also want to say thank you for making this personal with a very nice message from you on my card. Makes swapping so much better when I get to read something about the swapper....Thanks :-)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I will definitely keep my eyes open for more rooster items now that I know someone who appreciates them! We had a rooster when I was little; his name was Chanticleer. He was beautiful with dark feathers on his body that were so colorful in the sun. I wanted to pet him on those pretty feathers, but he didn't want me to and he pecked my hand! I still love roosters and chickens, especially the ones with iridescent feathers!
Comment: Thank you Kathy for the package of envelopes ... neat idea on the little info folder also...
Response: I'm glad you liked it. The info about me was a 'minizine' that I created for another swap. It seemed like a perfect way to make my swaps a little more personal, with a real person on the sending end.
Comment: Kathy!! you really made my day, you went over and above. thanks for the awesome goodies, love everything! lots of pretty papers, very cool diecuts, birds, vintage ephemera. and I opened the actual stocking stuffer lol , the ladybug pin is precious. 💖🐞💖
Comment: Really love the PC! I wouldn’t be so hard on your penmanship. Trust me, I’m a teacher and I have seen worse...WAAAYYY WORSE!! I will do my best to remember to write you some caligraphy next time we swap :) I look forward to crossing paths with you again!
Comment: Thanks for the nice card of pumpkins. I don't mind cards that are already written on, which I guess would have to be in an envelope if they've already been addressed and whatnot. I think it is interesting to read what people wrote on them.
Response: Brian, I will make a note about the written postcards; I have several vintage ones. Like you, I enjoy reading the messages that are on them from people long ago. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the scooter card! I want one so bad but I also travel 30 miles to work. Might be a stretch.. lol...sure we can trade.... atc's are a bit new to me and I love the idea of pocket letters but also have not done many.... let me know and I will rise to the occasion
Comment: Thank you so much for my beautiful wolf postcards they are so great! I also loved your All About Me card inside - your animals are so cute and it was great to see your ATC too - I've never done anything like that before so it was great to see some examples! Thank you so much for being a great swap partner!
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful card!
As far as I know the closest you'll get to 'wolves' in SA is the jackal. There are definitely 'wolves' in Namibia (our neighbour), but they don't look like the American ones.
Comment: I love "ALL ABOUT ME" - it's wonderful and really does give me a tiny taste of who you are. Thanks so much....I'll use the fun embellishments you added in the altered book I'm currently working on!
Response: Thanks for the nice comments! I've not done an altered book yet, but it's on my list of things to try soon!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I especially like the old photos. :3
Response: You're welcome! I love old photos! Sometimes, though, when I see that they've been taken out of an album and sold one by one, like the ones I sent to you were, it makes me sad for the family that once treasured them. I think using them in art projects - whether beautiful, funny, or sentimental - is a nice way to honor the memory of the people pictured.
Comment: Thanks so much Kathy, you broke my empty mailbox streak! I like your zine and I like meeting celebrity name twins, I've met Carlos Santana, Wanda Jackson... and thanks for the extras. Those are some high quality stickers!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Now we've got to do something about that empty mailbox, right? I hate it when I open the mailbox and there isn't even any junk mail in there! It makes me wonder if the mail person has skipped me on purpose, or if something happened to them and my happy mail is all scattered over the roadway somewhere... Wait a minute: that's how I reacted when my kids didn't get home by curfew time! Ack! I've adopted the mail carrier!!!! Lol!
Comment: Oh my goodness, Kathy! If I could give you more hearts I would! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the lovely vintage Christmas pieces, and the lovely papers too! I'll certainly be using everything as
I wrap presents this year (my favorite part of the holiday!). You totally made my day - thank you so much!!!
Response: I'm glad you are pleased! I was happy to find a home for it where someone else could appreciate it!
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap! Great cards and I'm still swooning over the great vintage pics. I have never been in a hot air balloon, but it looks fun! In Muncie we used to have a hot air balloon festival. Made for a beautiful sky!
Comment: Thanks for the photos! So sorry to hear about the dog, but that is a sweet moment you captured. And I love your Calliandra flowers!
Response: Thanks for your comments! I'm glad you liked the photos. The dog had a wonderful life with a loving family for many many years, and although losing a fur-baby is so hard, moments like the one in the photo give nice memories to look back on when the wounded heart has healed a bit. I've been through that tragedy several times. Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks for the swap cards! Also, thank you for your letter. I will write you back soon and include a couple things I am making these days. Hopefully we can continue sending letters and little bits of crafty inspiration external to swap-bot. I will be in touch! Cheers
Response: I will look forward to hearing from you! I would like to keep in touch and exchange ideas and letters!
Comment: Thanks for the beautifully handmade PC. No smell from the card, but I had just made a cup before I got the mail so it works. ;) My roommate always says he knows when I'm home if the house smells like coffee.
Response: I love to walk into a house that smells of coffee! It makes me feel welcome before the host even greets me!