Comment: Oh, what fun! I am going to have to guess Hocus Pocus??? I've actually only seen it once and it was quite a long time ago, but I remember it was a fun film and hoping that I am right on it! Thanks for the great goodies!
Comment: OMFG i f-ing loved what ou sent to me :D luckiest girl ever i wish i knew where i could get some things like what you send its very hard out here to find certin types of things like the little halloween tags you sent tooo cute!!! the ATC you made me was awesome ansd super clever! you deserve a 10 and 10 hearts to go with it :)
I am so sorry for the delay in rating you! I thought I had rated for this swap before I left for Brazil and now while going though my swaps and rating what I had received while I was gone, I saw the missing rating! I loved what you sent, esp the pens and the doggie sticky notes! Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful valentine you made me. It's so cute. And a fabulous envelope! (Did you use up all your glitter to make this?!! I follow the glitter to see what housekeeping requires my attention.)
Comment: I absolutely LOVE this ATC! The craftsmanship is impeccable, thank you so much! :) and thank you for the cool tin, I'm a huge chewing gum-freak so it'll carry my stash from here on out :D
Response: I'm so glad you like it!!!!! I had a lot of fun with this and keep seeing upside down pentagrams used and really like it so I thought it might be cool to take it in that direction, especially since you would be someone to appreciate it. I enjoyed making it and not having to hold back.
Comment: It got here :-) Thank you for the thoughtful gift of a tiny tea cup - so cute! The other ornament was also supercute! I'll have to glue it back together as it had loosened in the mail. The card you sent me was so beautiful!!
Comment: Sarah, would you believe I just got this package this past Monday, Tuesday, or today?? (hadn't checked the mail in a few days) I had forgotten all about this swap! I absolutely love it! I made a pentagram as well and wanted to badly to use real twigs/vines but just wasn't brave enough - but I got one from you! I love it!!!! Thanks!
Response: My area had major flooding and a few swaps showed up quite late! I'm so glad it arrived. It makes me feel better knowing that things aren't lost but it was probably just the flooding issue. Anyhow, I am SO glad you like this!!! Thanks for the nice rating!
Comment: Hi Sarah - this arrived today! After a 2 month travel - LOL. I love the Astronomy theme! Very original!!!! I also love the effects you achieved with your spays and inks! Way cool!!!! Thanks for the wonderful PL and all the goodies enclosed!
Response: Wow-- that is quite awhile! This was one of my favorite pocket letters to do. I really enjoyed trying new techniques for this. I hosted a similar swap in a group I'm in just so that I could recreate this one. Glad it eventually arrived and that it will compliment your collection. Thank you!
Comment: What a lovely care package! I absolutely adore the little leaf stickers you used to decorate every bag. [I accidentally sliced through one of the bags with a knife when opening the package, and I was like 'OH NO I DESTROYED THIS BEAUTIFUL BAG oh wait I can peel the stickers off.' ha ha!]
The beautiful card, smudge stick, pumpkin spice hand lotion [!!!] and all the tea is spot-on! But the objects that made me squee the most were the rose quartz pyramid and the sore muscle bath tea. I recently decided to start expanding my pyramid collection, and I suffer from several undiagnosed [and continuously misdiagnosed] ailments that twist all my muscles. It's amazing that you somehow knew much I needed these <3
Thank you so much for such a thoughtful package. I'd give you a thousand hearts if I could, and I look forward to swapping with you again on Sisters!
Response: Wow, I am so glad it worked out so well! When I read your profile I felt there was quite a few things I had that you would enjoy. The bath tea is from this cute little shop in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I am so so so glad these were items you enjoy and can make use of! I had a good time putting this together and am enjoying the group so much. Thank you for the lovely comment and rating. It really makes swapping all that more fun. :)
Comment: Blair Witch really freaked me out as well when it first came out! I syill think of it as one of the scariest movies ever! I haven't seen the Insidious-movies yet, somehow they don't really appeal to me :/ but with your recommendation, I think I'll have to give them a chance :D thanks for the tips!!
Comment: What a creative pocket, letter, Sarah. The progression from early to late fall leaves in the colors is brilliant. And I love all the pocket goodies. Great job! And thanks so much for sharing your talents!
Response: You are so welcome. I am so glad that you like it and appreciate what I made. Thanks for the kind rating :)
Comment: Wow, Sarah. This was such a lovely pocket letter - one of my favorites that I have ever received. Thank you for sharing such a personal part of your journey with me. I am honored by your honesty and astounded with your strength. :)
Comment: So sorry for the late rating, i have been away for a couple of weeks but should have let you know! Thank you so much for the anklet i love it- it was very exciting post to come home to! Thanks for a great swap :)
Comment: Thanks for expanding my knowledge of cats and creative swearage ... I never knew what a cat looked like in a see-through teddy before ... maybe I should purchase one for my boys to shred with their oh-so-sharp claws :)
Comment: Thank you for your zine, it was so genuine, I really enjoyed it. You're right, you can have a special life. Everyone can. Honestly a little at loss for words because it hit me kinda funny, made me tear up a little. Thank you for the eybs group too, it's been very nice to have a safe place both to express myself and to hear other women candidly express themselves. It's a shame that there have to be special places to express oneself openly instead of just anywhere, but it's a start (:
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend even though so much time has passed! It was lovely and thank you for the cool stamps you used :)
Response: Woohhoo! I'm glad it arrived. It took awhile. This one turned out better than my first one, so I was happy to send it. Thank you for keeping me updated and rating!! It's nice seeing your username on my ratings again. I hope you're doing well!
Comment: Thank you for such a great card! I love using alcohol inks as well, although yours are much more vibrant than mine. Do you make your own or use a specific brand? I love the superheroine on the inside, as well. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful ATC. I appreciate the quote so much, especially since I'm raising a girl. I need to post this quote where I can see it daily. :) Appropos of nothing, Salma Hayek sure sounds like a feminist to me - she just needs to claim it.
Comment: I love, love, love this chunky page. I love the poem, the way it looks ripped and damaged, the messy splattered background on the back and the heart. I'll definitely look the poet up! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the Riots Not Diets chunky page. I love the colors you used and the cupcake image. It's very realistic. The only problem is now I want a cupcake and the bakeries are closed... :)
Comment: Hi Sarah :) Thanks so much for taking part in this swap, and for sending your links. I really love the militant baker, it's a favourite site of mine too! Both the other links were new to me- and i really love them both.. so thank you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! I found some great new links from this.
Comment: Received the swap - first thank you for the postcard and the stamps used are beautiful.
Secondly I hope writing this letter helped you even a bit and i just want to say that you're such a strong and an amazing person (and nobody can prove othervise as that is my final decision) :D Wish you everything and more of the best in the future and I enjoyed this group and this swap so thank you for making such an amazing space on here :)
Response: Writing the letter did help. Every now and then I write a letter to that same person to let off some steam. It felt good knowing it was going somewhere. Thank you for the kind words and encouragement!
Comment: I probably sound like a broken record each time I say this, but you keep wowing me with your amazing ATCs. This one will definitely be used in my smash book, I can't get enough of it. It's so gorgeous, I'm constantly in awe of your work. Thank you so, so much! (p.s LOVE the quote so much, I never really thought much about it but now that I have, I love it).
Response: I always appreciate the comments you leave for me after swapping with you! I would send all of my ATCs to you if swap-bot would allow it!! I have a lot of fun making them but it feels even better when I know I am sending them to someone who appreciates them! I googled feminist quotes and found that one by Virginia Woolf. I had never heard it before and it fit so well because it was short (perfect for my label maker) and it described the only thing I can do right now as a feminist...which is tell my story. Thanks for making this a great swap and being so appreciative!!
Comment: Congratulations on giving me the shudders! Absolutely fantastic (you're so talented)! I always imagined Mary as a faceless shadowy figure but the face and teeth just added another element to something that still terrifies me. Thank you so much, Sarah!
Response: I think I also envision Bloody Mary as a shadowy and featureless for the most part. This version of her was a little more inspired by Paranormal Activity 3. If you haven't seen the Bloody Mary scene, you should watch it! It creeped me out so much. I found making her with more features...sort of cartooney even..was a little easier and more interesting to look at. I'm glad it gave you the shudders...it did its job ;) Thanks for another great comment and rating!
Comment: Hi Sarah - Thanks so much for the gorgeous postcard. I love the woman's stance in the postcard and I love your message on the back. It's a powerful thing to realize that you can behold your own beauty. Thank you!
Response: I found that postcard on my latest trip to the St. Louis Art Museum. I liked her attire and I've meaning to look up the meaning of the painting. I think it had something to do with a cast of characters before or after a play they put on. I'm glad you enjoyed the message!! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you! July 21 - my niece came for a quick visit and got her ATCs! She was happy with my decision to give a 5 with a <3. She was so excited and can't wait for some more swaps to be set up :)
Response: Thank you for rating! I've set up another childrens atc swap here: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/180695?new=1
Comment: Thank you for my wonderful new turtle ATC! I am so sorry for your loss!!! Hopefully he is living it up in turtle heaven, or relaxing in his turtle afterlife, or simply leaving you with some delightful memories(which ever option is non-offensive to you)
Response: I am very glad that you like it! He has left me with great memories and I hope he is both relaxing in his after life and in turtle heaven!! Thank you for the kind rating and words :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: We are destined to be friends because the first four poets are my favorites, and the fifth I've never heard of. I am so excited to explore more of Maggie Esteps work!
Response: That's so awesome!!!! I've only recently come across Maggie Estep and I've found that she says (in her poems) what I'm secretly thinking. I love her rage and annoyance and the outlet she chose for it. Thanks for the rating and great comment!!!
Comment: Thank you for the card, mask, and Blistex. I've been wanting to try that mask! Thanks so much!
Response: You are very welcome. I really loved that mask and it's been helping with my warm weather break outs. It's fun to just relax and take a warm bath with too. I hope your Mother's Day was delightful. Happy swapping :)
Comment: I'm with you on just about all your answers. #11 and #15 make me rage-y. And #14? YES!!! *swoooon* Watch The Station Agent! He's great. :D
Response: I've never heard of the Station Agent. I'll check it out. I really liked him in that movie with Christina Ricci..where she has a pig nose. I can't remember the title..but I was like "damn, he's hot". Thanks for the rating and comment :) Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the link to your Good Reads account. I'll have to check out the site sometime...been meaning to make an account. Of your "to reads," I have read:
World War Z - and I am dreading the movie, because I don't think it will do it justice; Bossypants - because Tina Fey is awesomesauce; Miss Peregrine's... which is the right level of creepy kid; The Graveyard Book, again with creepy kid level; Ender's Game, and I love the whole series; Neverwhere, because my love of Neil Gaiman is unending; Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? because Mindy is also awesomesauce; Ella Enchanted, one of my favorite childhood books; The Devil's Arithmetic, which haunted me after I read it; My Girl, which made me weep openly. And I left you a novel in your rating.
Response: Goodreads is awesome. I've definitely read much more now that I've been on it. Thank you for the great comment and rating! :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing those beautiful things about yourself. You have many amazing qualities that make you special and different from other people, which is amazing. I really wish you the best and hope that you'll be loved and appreciated for the many qualities you have. Thank you for the swap :)
Response: This was hard! It was a good exercise though. Thank you for reading my e-mail and for the great comment and rating. Happy swapping!
Comment: Oh Sarah this was an awesome package, I LOVE the bookmark, and really the card was great too. Much appreciated. ou are young and have much ahead of you, hang in there, and rest assured that the reward for persistence is grace.
Response: I am so very glad you liked it! Thank you :) Happy swapping!
Comment: LOVED IT!!!! Seriously wanted to steal all of them :)
Response: You are welcome to steal any of them! I'm glad you liked them. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find things that were empowering and not some type of masked body shaming/shaming of any kind. I really enjoyed this swap :) Thank you for hosting some awesome feminist swaps. I had some good conversations because of them.
Comment: Great list. I love the Ladies I know. And I keep meaning to watch the New Girl
Response: I'm glad you liked my list. New Girl is quite cutesy a lot of the time..nothing too serious. I like how the main character knows that it's okay to be any kind of woman, even a bit stereotypical at times (like kittens, cute things and whatnot). Thank you for the rating and heart!!!!
Comment: Thank you for your well thought-out answers :) Unlike you, I prefer fantasy and read it all the time but even I could not get into Lord of the Rings. I keep wanting to try again someday. Take care! :)
Response: The films are so amazing that I believe the books must be even better. Maybe we'll both try again and get through them one day! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the cool earth card! And thanks too for your kind words on Buck's passing. I still miss her though for she was the only cat I allow on my bed! Anyway, thanks again and have a nice day!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC! The butterfly is gorgeous, and I love all the techniques you used.
Response: Yay! I was worried it might seem too overdone. I enjoyed making it. I wanted to try and make delicate wings like an actual butterfly. It was fun experimenting. Thanks for the 5 and heart! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks for sending quickly. (and for BCCing the recipients, many don't think of that) Too bad you don't live near me (middle TN) I could teach you a few things with sewing. I started sewing when I was 7 and love it.
Response: No problem. I always BCC since I figure it is best not to share everyone's email addresses. It is too bad you don't live nearby because I would love to learn to sew. I wish I had learned such a useful skill at a young age. Thanks for reading my survey and for the rating! Happy Swapping!
Comment: I don't have a LUSH nearby - I sure wish I did though. Although the closest one is about an hour away I just can't get up there often as it's on the other side of Phoenix! I love just going and standing in the shop!! Smells soooo good!! lol.
Response: It does smell amazing in there. They have all of the soaps and bath boms sitting out as if they're bakery items...I want to EAT them!
Comment: Loved your responses....I am not into Coldplay, but guess what...I now have that song on my MP3 player!! thanx.......Scooter 63
Response: Do you like the song!? I am hit or miss with Coldplay. Some songs I find boring but there are a few that really blow me away. "Fix Me" is my absolute favorite. Thanks for the rating and heart! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Your Lily is so cute. The one with stick on mustache is very funny. But the one in your mom's yard is my best. Very good shot. Thanks for joining and sharing your good photos. Maybe we could do a similar swap in 5 years time to see how the kids turned out ^_^
Response: Thank you for the rating and yes, that is an awesome swap idea!
Comment: Sarah! Thanks so much for the RAD plate! I really like that you chose a transparent plate and did the work on the back...didn't think of that at all! I was really hoping for a Manson one, so thank you!!! Also, don't you worry at all about the stand or the hanger part girl, I can fix that up if I decide to hang it! Thanks again!
Response: I'm so glad you like it and that I did the serial killer you wanted!! Thanks so much for the 5 and heart. Happy swapping!
Comment: Can you believe I have never actually read the Phantom Tollbooth *hangs head in shame* I was an English major in college too. I loved your map and shall be picking it up the next time I am at the library. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC's! I especially love the crackle and the way you used the little rhinestones! I have crackle glaze but i have never thought about using it that way so thanks for the pro-tip! :)
Comment: beautiful images Sarah! I started out my photography passion years ago in college doing only black & white...and photos like yours remind me how much I love (and miss!) the simple pure beauty of b&w. Thank you for sharing! Happy swapping & shooting! :)
Response: Thank you!! I loved college photography too and since then I've always wanted my own dark room. They are expensive though! Thanks for the rating and <3 :)
Comment: sarah, what a beautiful wand you made. i feel so special! i love the color, the crystal and all the handwork you put into it. thank you so very much. it's lovely. and i look forward to having you in the next swaps for tools of the trade.
Response: I'm very glad you like it. That was my first time ever creating a wand and I wanted to make it up to par. I really loved making it. I'm loving the group's swaps. They are so creative!
Comment: What a wonderful smile-maker this was! I love it! Glass buttons? I've never gotten these before and love 'em! I love everything! Thank you for being so profile-conscious. A great swapper you are! Love your letter and hope to get a reply out to you soon.
Response: I am SO glad that you liked the package :D and it arrived safely. I'm anticipating your letter and thank you so much for the sweet rating and comment.
Comment: Thank you for the nice big comment on my profile!
Creating languages and worlds IS hard, but I enjoy it anyway! I use references online to help guide me through it, along with educational shows (well, when I had cable anyway!) For me, fleshing out my fictional world is a lifelong hobby. I'm weird, I know.
I appreciate that you took the time to look at my artwork! :) I would love to sell things on Etsy. That's one of my goals for this year, actually.
I'd like to swap with you, too!
Comment: Thank you for the very nice comment! I'm glad you like my profile & we seem to have quite a lot in common. I like that you checked out my other links, too. :]
Magical realism is a genre of literature that is like realism but with "magical" elements added in. What makes it different from other genres is that the magical isn't treated as magical within the work. Confusing? Yes. I'm actually writing my thesis on it.
The MLPs are my newest obsession. They're very fun to make but require a lot of time. @[email protected]
Thanks again and I hope you have a great day as well! I'll look you up on livejournal later!
Comment: This card was so funny that I had to show it to my mom. She chuckled and told me it reminded her of her grandma, who became a widow at 65, got herself a lover (with a glasseye!) and went at it all of the time. Freaky. So thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card, and the even lovlier note! Just as a note, we left AK in 1967 after graduating from college and, thanks to the US Army, have come to AZ by way of VA, Germany, TX, KS, and Sicily. Four children later we arrived in AZ in 1980! It has been an interesting journey. Tt was good to hear from you. Happy swapping!
Comment: This rating is coming very very late, I just realized today that I had not rated you for it! I am so sorry about that ( I think i might have been late on another one too :( ) I want you to know even though this is coming months late that I did receive this atc, and I loved it when I got it.
Comment: the old pill bottle for coins is such a great idea!
Response: Thanks, I was always worried that people thought I was popping pills when I took it out to get change!! I have no idea where that bottle went though. Too bad. Thanks for rerating! Again, I'm sorry this didn't reach your email awhile ago.
Comment: Sarah, I love your user name very clever! and I LOVE your card....it's awesome!
Response: I'm so so so glad you like it. Once I sat down to create this ATC I was having a hard time figuring out how to do it so I'm really glad you like it. Thank you so much for the five and the heart<3
Comment: Monsieur, je vous demande pardon. Je ne l'ai pas fait exprÃ¨s!!!! I'm so happy with this ATC, I find Marie Antoinette fascinating and I've been known to say that line often with my tongue firmly in my cheek when apologising! â™¥
Response: I am SO glad you like it and that Marie Antoinette means something to you. That makes it even better. Thanks for rating and the heart :)
Comment: I love the postcard!! Ha, I have never read Catcher in the Rye but was skimming it for the first time ever last month in a book store, and thought I might like it. I will have to try to remember to get it now!!!
Response: I hated the Catcher in the Rye the first time I read it. The second time around I loved it. It's a strange book..but very well written and interesting. Do read it! Thank you for rating!
Comment: I am so glad you had fun doing it... it was certainly fun to go through!! So far I have only skimmed it, am saving it up for tonight's entertainment :D but wanted to let you know it arrived, and I appreciate all the work you put into it!!!!
Response: Yes, it was probably the most fun swap I have ever done! I love anything that has to do with design, even if it's a menu or invitation! Then the guest list was a blast to come up with! Thanks for hosting it!!!!! And thanks for the rating and heart too. I hope you enjoy it when you go through it. Thanks again!
Comment: OMG, I thought I had rated you when this came in!! I am so sorry that I never did! I got it very much within the time limits and the ATC Was Awesome! I appreciate it so much, and I am so sorry it took me this long to rate you.
Response: That's okay, no worries! I'm glad you like the ATC. Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: I like the ATC's very much. I like all the rhinestones you used for the "girl" ATC. And the glitter for the "cup cake" ATC. I put them together and they say "VERY SWEET GIRL". I hope we swap again. Thank you! Happy swapping day!
Response: Good, I'm glad you liked my failed ATC's :). Hope to see you around in other swaps! Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you Sarah for your email for this swap, Your purse has all the things needed for your day as mine does too..the thing about women is that we do love to be prepared for any eventuality...because most times we have to be...this was a great fun email swap and maybe our paths will cross again sometime.. with best wishes Barbara
Comment: not only do you make a dwight card, who is like my favorite office character ever, you also use one of his best quotes. that plus the imported puffy hk stickers deserves more than one heart. thank you. <3.
Response: Yay, I'm SOOO glad you like it! Dwight is totally the best character so of course I had to do him. And that is one of his best lines. I love the whole episode! I'm glad you liked the hello kitty stickers too! Thanks so much for the heart<3
Comment: Thanks for the sweet story about your husband. The pictures were a nice addition- you look so happy together! It's so cool that you guys make movies together- my fiance and I should do something like that!
Response: It's really a lot of fun and a bonding experience too. I think thats why we like it so much. We work together and create something we love to look back on and watch. You should do it if you ever get an opportunity. Thank you for the rating and the heart<3<3<3
Comment: I got the package and the matchboxes are so good and so cute!! I tried to make some once and lets just say it was not pretty! ~and they were bigger than yours. My mom was helping me on that craft so I showed her and she was totally impressed too! :o) good job, they are totally adorable! (thanks for the extras too!)
Response: I'm glad you like them!!! It was pretty simple to do because I used a template from one of the swap-bot forums! Otherwise it would have been very, very difficult. Great to see that they got to you safely. Thanks for the heart<3!
Comment: I've never heard of this book, but it sounds like something I'd read. I'll have to find it :))
"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer. The most amazing, beautiful, true-to-life heart wrenching story about a silly little boy and coping with his father's death on 9/11/2001.
Response: It's wonderful and uplifting but also very sad since its based off of real events. I definitely recommend trying it out. It's very unique.
Comment: Wow, that was a message to think about...
Response: Yeah, I keep finding myself a little disappointed by some of the sailors I meet. They are still honorable, none the less but it would be great if some things changed. Thank you for the rating and the heart too<3
Comment: The ATC was perfect!!! Thanks so much!
Semi-related topic, What did you put on the ATC to make the front shiny like that?
Oh, I love your username, btw!
Response: Thanks, I'm so glad you liked it!! I sealed the ATC with DecoArt's TRIPLE THICK brilliant brush-on gloss glaze. You can get it at Hobby Lobby and now Michael's. An alternative would be modge podge but I don't like it as much because it isn't as thick.
Comment: Hi, Sarah!
The video of your little girl was so cute..it was so funny watching her make that wrinkley face when she tasted that Sour Patch candy..haha..
Thanks for sending! Have a great weekend!
Comment: The bookmark is so cute. Unfortunately, the envie was ripped to shreds, the tassel got pulled off the book mark. There is one crystal bead and one cupcake bead left. I think I can fix it. I gave you a heart because you put a lot of time on it. Thanks!
Response: I'm so sorry :( but I'm glad you liked it. I'm going to resend, so be looking for a new one in the mail! I'll let you know when I've dropped it off at the post office.
Comment: haha i love your answers... we seem to have quite a bit in common. love the story of your brother an u trying to be sumo wrestlers. sounds cute! I've also done the cheap copyright by sending poems to myself... neat!
Response: Wow, I never thought anyone else would do the copyright thing. Crazy! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: WOW! MANY thanks for the great address labels and stickers....It was affordable to send but it was WONDERFUL! I loved it. And you took time to make 3 types of address labels! Emily, Kitty, and Koi! They are just great. Wish I knew how to make those cute labels. Thank you!!!!
Response: I'm really glad you like it! The labels are pretty simple-a lot of copy and paste in microsoft word! And thanks for rating too.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely stuff! You obviously went out of your way to customize everything for me-- from the beautiful space stamsp to the stationery to the adress lables and I'm so glad that you did. Your little package made my day-- thanks!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it!!!! And thank you for rating.