Comment: My cup runneth over, sweet Sara! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for investing your valuable time into making me a special Florida & ocean-themed happy mail kit! There's so much wonderful packed inside, I can hardly contain my excitement as I look at it all! These vintage postcards from the Clearwater PO and Tarpon Springs are amazing! Of course, I LOVE the sea turtle envelope and postcard the absolute most. Thank you a million times a billion for making me feel special! HEARTS 2U 4-EVER!
Response: You are absolutely most welcome!! <3 I'm so happy you enjoyed what I sent! n.n I know I'm still a novice at making envelopes, but they are a lot of fun to make and the sea turtle was very picturesque! It was just perfect timing for finding those vintage postcards recently. Seeing areas you know now in how they were is always interesting, especially since my memories of that area in childhood are a bit foggy. :) Wishing you all the very best, Sara
Comment: I can't wait to track down this book and read it! Thanks!
Response: There's another one by the same author called "John Pig's Halloween" that is also a bit of fun, but "Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore" is the main go-to imho. :) Thank you for commenting and the heart! <3
Comment: Opened tonight after a rough day at work-this made my day much better. Such a fun package! I especially love the adorable cactus stamps and the jelly babies. I just tried these a few months ago and was afraid I wouldn’t be able to find them again. Thanks so much-love it all
Comment: Haha fast dinners are great! Thanks for the great chunk!! Happy Valentines day!!
Response: Sorry I've been slow to respond! The way life has been go-go-go lately, fast dinners (and every other meal) ARE great, lol. Hope you had a great February! Thank you for rating and the heart! <3
Comment: Thank you, Sara, for the fantastic postcard and for adding three new words to my vocab repertoire! I shall enjoy using them, especially captious, with my students :) I'll also enjoy searching that postcard for the hidden images!
Comment: The selection is wonderful - I know exactly who I'm sending the coloring ones to! Also, I love how you did the addressing! Love the whole package!
(Also, I was just in Brandon FL in the last few days!)
Response: Yay! I'm happy you enjoyed everything! :) Ooo, did you get to visit Brandon in one of our rare instances of slightly cool weather? Very slight chill out today as is it was a couple days ago. Hope you had a great trip and thank you for the heart! Best wishes - Sara
Comment: I love that trilogy, and I hope you do as well. If you get the Sundance channel, the tv-series starts Jan 17! Thanks for the washi!
Response: Thank you, I will keep an eye out for it then! I am always happy to hear of new series to dive into, though I do prefer to read them before watching, if only because then I imagine what I've already seen vs how I would before for comparison. :) Thank you for the heart and have a great weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi and the note! How does one start going loofahs? That sounds really interesting!
Response: You are very welcome! They are actually really easy, but prefer something to climb. Trellis, fencing (I've grown them on both chainlink and wood fencing), or even a couple lines of rope. Throw them in a pot or ground, water every now and then and let them do their thing. :) I normally didn't water them every day and my kiddo actually threw a bunch randomly in the back uard once and I had 40-50 transplants to do after a couple random rains so they didn't get lawn mown. XD if you can't get them off the ground, they can still grow out, but then you end up having less space and stepping on them sometimes.
Comment: Thank you for this great envelope of items! The postcards are especially nice. And I absolutely love how you decorated the envelope! The face is going to be incorporated into my art journal for sure :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked the envie! :D I know the face was only a partial but I was hoping you'd enjoy it. I bet your junk journals look awesome! Thank you for rating and the heart! n.n
Comment: Thanks so much for everything you sent. I love it all so much! I already have 3 people in mind to send the spoons cards to. I've never seen cards like them before. I have other friends who will love to receive envelopes decorated with those gorgeous Victoriana roses. And the washi tapes are so nice too. I am very happy to receive it all :)
Comment: Thank you for those great Samples of Washi. I adore all of them and am pretty sure that I will use them. ðŸ’• Thanks for the stickers for the boys, too. They are swooning over them. So kind of you.
Comment: Very nice themed envelope:) thanks so much for the resend.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know when the first one didn't arrive and being patient so I could resend. I'm happy this one made it to you. :) Thanks for rating and the heart! Best wishes, Sara
Comment: Love it! Absolutely one of my top ten and don't know why lol just something about that shiny ketchup bottle!
Response: I'm so glad you ended up loving it!! It was fun to make and I loved it, too. It is pretty simplistic in the nature of ATCs, but I think it added to the charm, along with the glossy, traditional stapleness of it. (People use ketchup on everything! lol) Thanks for rating AND the heart! n.n
Comment: Thank you for the Swap! I am so excited about the Sailor Moon Cards! I have never seen these before so I am so IN LOVE! Thank you :]
Response: Yay! I had hoped you would like them. I don't know why I had hung on to them so long (and never opened them), but I'm glad I had them to pass to someone who truly appreciated them. :) Thanks for the rating and the heart. Enjoy!
Comment: Was perfect for me...Tea and Dogs !!! Loved it all thanks so much !!!
Response: I really hoped you would, I'm so glad! :D I started to tell myself it might be a bad idea; having 2 dogs doesn't mean you WANT dog themed items, lol, but I hoped you would enjoy them. Thank you for letting me know and for the heart! :)
Comment: Very Cool ATC! i love it. the cloud effects, so neat thank you for a wonderful ATC
Response: Thank You! I tried using some white acrylic on top of a foam piece I cut to a cloud shape. Yay for it working out as well as I hoped it would! :D Thank you for the comment, rating, and heart! :)
Comment: Thank you, Sara! It was extra sweet of you to include TWO of my choices, what a treat! I love that you designed the "ENJOY" as scrabble tiles-- I wouldn't have thought of it, and it's perfect for me! â™¥ I hope you do continue to carve as long as you like it; your designs are delightful.
Response: I'm glad they worked for you! I really enjoyed trying to make them, though I have a long ways to go in getting the skill fine tuned and there seems to be a few ways to make them. So many options, so little time. :) Thank you for the encouragement, rating and heart!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for rating! I meant to ask if you were a fan of Mark Ruffalo or Edward Norton for Hulk (Or both)? Lou Ferrigno is classic to many people but I never saw the original show outside a quick glimpse and the 2003 film with Eric Bana, was just not as well loved...
Comment: Thank you for your package! I loved the packaging it came in and the envelopes tool! I could tell that you took the time to prepare this with me in mind. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad it reached you safely and you like it! :D I did try to put something together you'd like and was hoping you'd be able to re-use some of those envelopes if I was careful enough and the package didn't get squashed too often on the way there, lol. It was fun change of pace to do, I'm happy you enjoyed it. n.n
Comment: Hi Sara! Thank you for the wonderful cards! I can't believe you sent a Nick Bantock card--I'm hoarding it forever ;+) Love the little kitty you drew on the envie--so creative. Lovely swap!
Response: I had checked your profile and then Flickr in hopes of inspiration for what to send from my stash, but still wasn't sure. So glad to hear you like it! Yay!! :D Enjoy it! I know I definitely have a couple PCs that will never be sent out unless it's a come-back-to-me swap. (Dare I risk the loss of it? lol) Thank you for the rating and the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies you sent. I just adore all the textured paper which is hard to find around here. I have a few days off this week and think I will do some major crafting! Hugs, Mona
Response: I'm sorry to respond so late, but I am so glad you enjoyed it! I had found a box of that mixed textured paper at a yard sale a while back and thought it was fun; I had never seen so many textured pieces with a variety of designs, and honestly don't know who/where does stock so many. I hope you had a blast crafting with them! :D Thanks for rating and the heart! *hug*
Comment: I love the bunny card, and the bunny stickers. Your APC is very well done. I have not tried you technique before and might try that in the future.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! It was a new technique for me, and I did like how it turned out, so maybe you'll have great luck, as well. :) Sadly, there are so many different ways to craft and there's just not enough time in the day to get to them all..
Comment: Thank you for the amazing postcard! I love the fact that you added one some collage stuff for Final Fantasy XV (My favorite screen saver. I have it for my background on my computer as well! The bromance campfire scene, lol) Thank you again and I appreciate the time and effort you put into a postcard swap! <3 Hope to have you in my swaps again.~
Comment: THANK YOU sooo much Sara! Such a super generous envelope, was a mega surprise ðŸŽ‰ I love EVERYTHING really, scrapbook papers, cards, washi tapes.... I appreciate a lot that you sent florals because I can use them all!!! Gorgeous gorgeous things, thanks again â¤ï¸ðŸŒ¹
Response: Oh, yay, I hoped you would! :D Thank you so much for letting know you enjoyed them. I wasn't completely sure on what I was sending, but thought why not? Flowers are fun for all sorts of thing. n.n I hope you enjoy using them. Thank you for rating and the heart!
Comment: â¤ Ty for a wonderful package with different items, that diversified & thoughtful â¤
PS You even did spent such a huge amount of postage fees, just wow!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like the mix of stuff! Lol to the postage costs. I could have pulled the washi and dropped the cost, but I liked how I had packaged it already and didn't want to delay getting it to you overseas; I wasn't sure how long it would take to get there. Happy late Easter, btw! Thanks for letting me know it got there safely and the heart! :)
Comment: We actually haven't gotten a new system since the Xbox 360. We still play it regularly though. I'm sure we'll upgrade at some point, ha!
Update: I actually didn't play the entire Fable series, but my husband did have me play one of the ones he thought I would like and I did enjoy it.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. :) We are still on 360 and PS3, only moving all the way up on Nintendo for the moment. So many things to do, most games are replayable for me, and we don't need all the latest stuff but Nintendo is pretty family friendly so it is the first to get upgraded. Speaking of Xbox though, how did you like the Fable series? If you had a chance to play it, that is. :)
Comment: OMG! your picnic ATC is so cute! it is so kool and ssssoooo true! LOVE IT! Love the extra! Your art is so amazing!
Response: You always say the sweetest things! n.n Thank you, I'm so glad you love it and, lol, yes, the ATC is about me at EVERY. SINGLE. PICNIC. checking edges cause I know their coming, lol. ;) Thanks for rating and the heart. :)
Comment: The little shell hangers are so cute, delicate. I haven't seen anything like them before. How do you use or display yours? The little book is darling and yes, I found the goodies tucked inside. Thanks for making it all for me and thanks for the shells. A girl can never have too many shells.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! :) I was being "Fearless", lol, and tried something new in making those hangers (and the book). I thought they might actually work as either a holiday tree ornament or as an extra decoration if you have a hanging spot for artsy things. We have a spot high up on the wall for hanging and IKEA has an awesome wire line that you can string up for various odds and ends, magazines, or what have you. I think I'll have to make more similar to them because I really did like how they turned out and since I collect shells every time I go to the beach, I have a few "hole"y ones that need love. :) You are right, a girl can never have too many.
Comment: OMG! OK do wont type about each and every sticker bc it will then be lik a novel bc they are all so amazing! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will say my top to faves are the mermaid and Jolly Pablos (For Obvious reason)! But i love all of them unicorns, heart, words, birds, Zelda fairy, cow, Xmen, dragon, bowsers kid, stars you covered like everything i love it thank yoU!
Response: So glad you loved them all! I had fun making them. Also, I just found the others I had been in the process of making (wooho!) so I'll get those out later this week for you. :) Who doesn't need more stickers in their lives? ;)
Comment: Very beautiful card, Sara! It makes an awesome addition to my collection. I especially love the glittery butterflies and how you made each one a different color. You also did a great job with the green leaf/grass border-thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it! I had wondered if it'd be strange to have all the butterflies different colors but then decided in many butterfly gardens (yes, these weren't captive, but still..) you see a variety so I thought it might still work out. And, hey! This is art! We can do what we like. ;) Thank you for rating and the heart! :)
Comment: This is sooooo cute!! -- and the envelope too! The extra special heart for this swap is not only the ATC but it came in a coordinating envelope decorated with nail polish also, EXCELLENT!!
Response: Yay nail polish art! I'm so glad you enjoyed what I made for you. :D Since doing this prompt, I've been trying to incorporate more nail polish in other pieces because it really was a blast to work with; or at least the glittery polish for enhancement has, lol. I hope you enjoyed doing it as well. n.n Thank you very much for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for buzzing through my day! Your kindness brought a smile! I am truly thankful for the great notecards!! Hugs, Patty xo
Response: I find myself often second guessing myself on if what I am sending really will be liked. I'm glad to hear it was so for you. :) We are fans of Curious George, old and new style, and the old is slightly reminiscent of the old Winnie the Pooh style to me. I hope you find someone who would equally enjoy receiving them. :) Best wishes,Sara
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful post cards. I'm totally addicted to coloring. I find it so relaxing and can just lose myself for hours. I love the old photos. Even if the people are unknown. Thanks again for Everything.
Response: I have yet to invest in an "adult coloring book", just PCs, but I agree that I can lose myself in it for long periods of time! If only I did have the time, lol. :) Thank you for rating and the heart!
Comment: Lovely card. I'm really looking forward to the next Guardians also. Currently rewatching season 1 of Agents just to see how much the show has evolved.
Response: Thank you! And now that you mention it, I really want to restart Agents from the beginning, too. Everyone has changed so much and got a real feel for the characters, I'd enjoy seeing the differences. Hopefully I won't cringe too much if I do see it from the start. :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: This is such a wonderful and creative ATC. I love it! Thank you!
Response: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I'm so glad you liked it! It was fairly different from my usual go of things and somewhat made me think of old style comics (no idea why, lol), but it was fun to do; might have to test out more "patterns" like that. :) Thank you for the response and the heart!
Comment: LOVED the cat cards! I have that set, and I LOVE them!!! And your sweet note made my whole day! xoxoxoxo
Response: <3 I'm so glad you didn't mind me sending them! :D I've enjoyed the postcard series, too, but some I just wasn't comfortable sending to the people in my family, lol. Enjoy having extras and have a wonderful day! :)
Comment: Thank you so much, Sara! I love these washis, I haven't seen any of these tapes before. I especially love the "OPEN" one. Loved your envelope so much, too. Great work!! Welcome to swap-bot, I'm enjoying it too!!
Response: You are welcome and thank you! n.n I'm still new to the world of washi so it's been fun to see what's out there and what you can do with them. The "Open" and "Love" are actually both IKEA washi tape. I recently discovered their paper craft section and they had some fun and interesting stuff I thought were worth a try. :D