Comment: Hello dear, I'm sorry my mind has been a mess and I now realise I forgot to rate you for this swap! I did get my letter and the extras you included, thank you so much! I would be interested in being your pen pal if you are up for it!
Comment: Thank you so much Lisa! Jinny was super excited for this mystery package. Everything was spot on. She used the face mask the next day, and the pens were by coincidence her favorite pens ever. She's also super excited to try the different teas! Thank you <3
Response: Omg, I am so glad to hear this! I was wondering when she'd receive it and it makes me very happy she enjoyed all the items :)
Comment: Hey, you! Thank you very much for the letter and the extras. Your package was fun to open. We actually have a lot in common besides the whole living in Chicago thing. I will try my hardest to write you back. Thank you also for creating this swap. It meant a lot to me. <3 hugs
Response: I'm so glad it went to someone local who seems like they have a lot in common with me. I understand the pressure of responding to stuff so take your time. I'd rather hear from you in a year than never again (p.s. I met a dude who has DID very similar to how my boyfriend does as his partner... With these obscure diagnoses you gotta network, the people are generally awesome to know outside of that too)
Comment: Poop. I got this last week and forgot to rate you! Well anyways...I LOVED EM! I seen your Eye of providence atc on your Tumblr (I think lol) and I fell in love with it! So when i got it i literally screamed lol. And I love the Thelema too! Super rad <3
Comment: The e-mailed images showed up perfectly for me. There were quite a few movies I had not heard of and a few that are my favorites too (The Ring and The Blair Witch Project). Thanks for sending!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I hope you find something you like :)
Comment: Thank you for the reading, your cards are beautiful yet simplistic in design. And I'm glad the deck liked me, lol.
I found everything to be extremely truthful. I was actually surprised, so far the only person that's been able to read me like that is my friend who's known me for years. I got slightly confused until you brought everything together at the end because I actually have two business venture type things that they could have been alluding to. I kind of think the deck is talking about both of them simultaneously since the fears I have are the same for both. I also thought it was kind of funny it kept bringing up fire sign cards as I am a fire sign being a Sagittarius. :p
Well done! ^_^
Response: Thank you for the heart and the glowing review. I'm just a witch, can't help it
Comment: I love the ATC! Thanks for the extra goodies in there too... I am hosting a Halloween sticker ATC swap and these will be PERFECT! If you have 20 by the time that it launches - you should join! Happy Halloween!!
Response: So glad you like it! :) I gotta hoard my Halloween stickers for a swap I'm hosting, but I am happy you like them!
Comment: Thank you for the take out menus. They are very interesting. We visited Chicago about 5 years ago and had a great time. We ate a couple of times at the Cheesecake Factory in the John Hancock building. They had something called corn fritters that we don't have down here. I keep saying I want to come back for a fritter. LOL.
Response: I don't think I've ever had a corn fritter in my life! Now I'm curious, LOL
Comment: Thanks for the friendly letter, isn't it amazing how important pets can become in our lives?! I look forward to trying the teas, the black forest one in particular as I have been yearning for a slice of black forest cake for a while now... The after dinner tea sounds very tummy soothing. Enjoy the rest of the summer season..
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a delightful book! I love the kitten stickers! (Yes, I'm owned by a cat) and all the cut extras, and especially the card, with the pug in the camper mirror! Thank you so much, I can tell you put your heart into creating such a gem!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! :) it was very fun to make, thanks for hosting!
Comment: hello, thank you for super great swap, i love every single item, it is great to use different memos,i do enjoy it. About ATC it is not that I dont like them, maybe it is because i cant make them, so thats why i dont trade them:)
Your letter was so nice:)
I will remember you as you have birhday as my son:)
Comment: â™¥ Such an abundance of teas and all very new to me. I must say this is the 1st time I have had a tea with a warning label. Must be super relaxing if it warns you not to drive. I am eager to test them all. Thank you for going to the extra effort to check my Pinterest tea board. That is true dedication.
Response: I think that tea is mostly just placebo effect (and kind of tastes terrible!), but I figured it might be interesting to try. Thanks for such a nice comment and the heart!
Comment: omgggggg... !!!! I'll reply fully in my next letter but everything is so cute, and also strangely uncanny some of the things you wrote.. but i'll get to that later aha. thank you so much again!!!
Response: I'm so glad! Did charmmy kitty make it safely?? I'm probably writing back to you today ~
Comment: Thank you very much for the great tea that you sent. I can't wait to try it. I myself love coffee so I totally understand. You are so sweet to include stickers for Caleb & Landon. They are perfect!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Hope you end up enjoying the teas :)
Comment: What an incredible swap! I've truly enjoyed your exploration of each stage, but my favorite is your story of birth. So powerful. One of those gives-you-shivery-tingles kinds of reads. Thank you. :)
Comment: Holy swap full of awesome!!! This swap made my day! I absolutely LOVE the stationary and note cards! A while back I actually asked my husband for a few different stationary sets for my birthday and they were some of the ones that you sent! The postcards are so cool and I'm in love with the woodland animal washi tape..and all the rest of the washi tapes too! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Comment: Wow, wow, wow. I love the whole package. I can't really put into words how grateful I am for this swap, thank you for your wonderful goodies, I loved your letter about your best friend. I hope he is doing well and thank you for the mix CD, I can't wait to listen while driving to school. Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to try all the teas. You have absolutely made my day, thank you so so much! <3
Comment: I bought the McSweeney's postcards too and I love them. I've used almost three quarters of them so I probably should get a new box. Its nice to get a postcard back that you liked enough to buy. Thanks!!
Comment: Wow! Great journal. I love all your poetry. Thank you so much for sharing. You do a really great job of translating that dream quality into your writing. I also really liked the journal itself. Thanks!
Comment: Thank for your mini-zine! I enjoyed reading it and admired your work on the backgrounds too! This summer was sort of the exception to the rule for me in that usually my summers are pretty run-on-the-mill and routine as well... Still, for a summer that was "just okay" (as you put it) you captured a lot of beauty in your every day experience. Cheers! <3
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool stuff...YES especially the moon magnet ;-) But I liked everything...I'm getting back into zines so Hospital Poems was nice to get. Thanks so much!!! Yours is sending next week!
Comment: John loved his package. He was impressed with the camo on the front, he really liked the keychain and wants me to ask if y'all make them. Now he wants all kinds of calibers. Haha, he was excited about the fishing stuff and laughed at your comment about having to open the package to look at them, he does that too. Thank you so so much.
Comment: Thanks for the great kitty ATC.Love the little shiny accents. Thanks also for the pug photo--the three here are Max, a black pug who is now almost blond; Ruby, a fawn, and the newest Pumpkin, a brindle. I never knew they came in brindle.
Comment: Thank you for the letter! I enjoyed reading your responses to the prompts. You have been paired with me for many swaps in such a short time frame. No worries, though! I have enjoyed each one. I enjoy swapping with you :) Will write back shortly. Take care :)
Comment: I have to say I really enjoyed this a lot more than I predicted! It was SO interesting reading about where you live and seeing the pics. It's cool being invited into someone's world - especially when it is so very different from mine. Loved it! And thank you for the little extras- very very thoughtful :) And the covering of the skulls was simply adorable and sweet but really I wouldnt have been offended- they're pink after all LOL Thank you again Lisa :)
Response: I am so, so, so glad to hear you enjoyed it! It was really fun for me to put together, and I am a huge nerd about that sort of thing (in case you couldn't tell, ha). And I'm glad you appreciated the skull-covering on some level... I figured it was probably fine, but swapping is supposed to be a fun thing, so I try to not do anything that might upset someone!
Comment: So, I pretty much loved this envelope. I love Chicago, I love post offices, I LOVED your story about Antony. PLEASE tell him I said hello :) Happy swapping, be well and ten extra hearts for you!
Response: I will tell him hello for you, and I'm glad you liked it! The day after I mailed that out, another postal worker talked to me and my boyfriend like he was my son. It was so incredibly funny; I wished I had waited so I could've included that as well. Best post office.
Comment: A thousand hearts to you! The envelope of goodies really made my day thank you. <33 I almost didn't want to unfold your note because it was so cute haha. Luckily I finally figured out how to fold it back.
Response: Awww, this was such a sweet comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)
Comment: Thank you for your letter and for joining my swap! I loved your photos depicting your walk to your post office- it is neat to travel there through the pictures you took. Your descriptions were fun to read. I also enjoyed the decorated envelope you sent it in. Thanks again! :)
Comment: I loved the ATC! Thank you so much :). It was the first ATC swap I ever took part in and I was so excited to get the ATC from you :). Thank you for making it for me! It's super cute!
Response: Awww, I'm so glad you liked him! I was super-critical of the job I did and was kind of afraid to send it. I would actually love to send you a postcard or write you a letter (or both!), so send me a message if you are interested!
Comment: This package was amazing! Lisa put so much thought and personality into making this a fun and interesting swap. Lisa took time to look at my profile and find me thing that I would like while also representing herself! I had so much fun opening this package!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I was anxiously awaiting its arrival because I was hoping you'd have as much fun opening it as I did putting it together :)
Comment: Thank you for the cactus atc. You did a great job on your second. I like it.
Hope you don't mind me say this, but be carefull with that glue! Keep making those cute little cards, I hope to get more of you in the future.
Response: Thank you! And I don't mind at all-- I'm still learning :)
Comment: Hello Lisa. Thanks a million for your Hospital Poems Zine. I just got it in the door today. I really like the different layers to the poems. I have to have another read of them. Thanks! Here's a heart too. Hope you're having a great day ;)
Comment: Thank you for this deeply personal swap- I will treasure it and keep it safe. I felt like I understood some of what you wrote personally (I like the perspective of your drawing very much when I think of myself I think of my hands, as I can see them in my peripheral vision swinging from side to side as I walk with my head down ^^) For this swap I sent to someone I have previously talked to so I was pleased with my partner and pleased very much to be receiving from you too- though it's a shame we didn't have multiple partners- so I could have sent one in return to you. Reading your little letter, brought things to mind I wanted to say but I can't remember them right now so do you mind if I write a little letter to you..? (psst, psst I posted your mix off a few days ago!) I really enjoyed this swap and loved your drawing :)
Response: Aw, thank you so much! I would honestly love getting a letter. While I'm not happy you can relate (because this stuff feels awful), it is good to know that someone can. <3
Comment: Hi Lisa Marie! Thank you so much for the goodies. I especially love the Hello Kitty Chinese New Year envelope: I'm sure my niece would love to receive this from me. And yay, I'm a former LJ-user too. :) No worries, your writing looks good. :)
Comment: This arrived safely today. Thank you so much, and thank you for contacting me when you thought the swap might go missing in the post even though it wasn't an issue at all. :) It was lovely to swap with you!
Comment: What an incredibly powerful story! It made me think *and* feel. I even have favorite lines from your story (which, honestly, doesn't always happen on SB). Thank you for sharing your creativity with me. :)
Comment: This is the most fantastic way to journal a day I've ever seen! I'm still devouring your journal and all you sent! Thank you for sharing even the most intimate details. I almost feel I know not only you, but Marcus and Dan, too. The photos are great, and I'm just devouring this. I've never been to Chicago before, and this is giving me a first-hand tour - thanks for sending, Lisa!
Response: This was such a sweet comment! It made me very happy to read that you enjoyed it so much. Thank you for brightening my day. :)