Comment: Hi Rhonda! Thanks for the beautiful Thanksgiving card! I think the rhinestone on the tag got a little stuck in the postal sorting machines, and it tore up the envelope, but the card only had a small hole, and thankfully the tag was perfectly intact. Yay! Thanks for the pretty tag. And I’m glad your Grandmother can still be there to celebrate with you, too! Thanks, Rhonda!
Comment: Hi. I would love to swap postcards with you.
I have almost the complete collection of Robin Sharma books. It motivates me to live life to the fullest, to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. In fact, the story is about a lawyer who faced with adversity, decides to sell his ferrari and all his wealth and start living a simple life, a life with meaning and purpose. "... stop spending so much time making a living and to spend far more time creating a life." _Quote from the book "The Man who sold His Ferrari"
Comment: Thank you for the pumpkin card and tags. I will definitely use them. Our weather in Oklahoma has cooled off. We we're able to ride our can am Spyder yesterday. Days of riding are winding down for the season. We are having a decorating contest at work and I'm very excited!
Comment: I wish I could keep the card, it's soo gorgeous (don't worry, I'm passing it forward in the next round, ofc).
Also, thank you for the gorgeous painted bookmark(?) added to the letter. I love this technique it is made with
Comment: Loved all the pics and getting to know your Post Office. It's so cute and it's neat that it's close enough to walk to. Mine are close but with the traffic around here it still takes 20 minutes to make a round trip by car to the closest one, which is less than 3 miles away! Thank you!
Comment: LOVE the little cards you made, they are so adorable & I will enjoy using them in my future swap packages. Thanks for the extra special cards and for making my 1st swap experience a great one!!!
Comment: Thanks for the notecard. Butterflies are one of my favorites. In our zoo we have a small area where you walk into a space and they are all around you. Then when you leave you have to make sure they aren't on your clothes.♥♥♥
Response: Oh that sounds amazing.
I too LOVE butterflies.
Comment: Oh 72 is like the perfect summer temp here :) Thank you for the great card, Isle of Wight Thatch looks like a neat place, will have to google it to check it out :) thank you for the great card :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card! I love the texture and think it works well with the stamps. I don't actually fish, not since I was a kid, but love the stereotypical image of someone standing on a peer with a poll staring off into the horizon reflecting on the world...Thank you for sharing your card with me!
Comment: Loved the pin on adult color pages with coffee pics:) Thanks for sharing with me. I almost missed your email as it went to my junk mailbox. I always think it best to send these thru the swap-bot messages.
Response: I apologize, my internet is done and icant access swapbot thru cell, i only wrote down electronic in my book.
Comment: Belated, belated thank you for the darling tabby kitty and golden retriever card -- going on my moodboard! -- and the hilarious Mark Twain quote :) In summer 2004, my family took a roadtrip to Dartmouth, so my dad could attend a conference, and we didn't have time to stop at Mr. Twain's home/museum. I still want to go. Hope you are having a good week!
Comment: Belated, belated thank you for the cool vintage big horn sheep card -- I love deckle-edged vintage cards and photographs :) -- and your kind greetings! Hope your inbox has been full of happy mail â™¥
Comment: Got it! Sorry it took me a while to go through my mail, but I appreciate you sending a message to check up on it! I've never tried the nail product so I'm excited for that! Also, I looove Rice Krispies so that was a fun surprise. Thank you for a fun swap!
Comment: I'm only a few hours north of you, so we are in the same basket with weather. We are actually getting some smoke and ash from the Georgia wildfire all the way here in Jacksonville. So crazy! Thank you for the card!
Response: we have had some heavy smoke from a forest fire in pasco. was bad.
Comment: Dear Rhonda,
I hope you are having a fine day today :) My apologies for rating just now.. hihi..
To trust in the Lord is sometimes a difficult task to do.. trusting in Him do takes faith.
Thank you for messaging me about the rating :)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty pink dishcloth... My granddaughter Alyssa has appropriated it for her bath time. She's all about pink! I really liked the border you used and the variegated yarn went perfectly with the solid. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty flower postcard. My favorite flowers are the bluebonnets. They are our state wild flower and are in bloom right now. They will soon be gone for another year. : (
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! I don't work for myself, I work in Insurance, but I'm not sure that I'd want too. Any passion I may have had for anything has been squashed by student loans, and their repayment amounts prohibits taking any leaps of faith where a paycheck isn't guaranteed. But that's the world we're creating so... C'est la vie. I envy my dog - his job is defending the house from squirrels and kids on their bikes, and so far none of them have breached the perimeter. And even though I see no evidence of potential attacks, he still gets a cookie for his efforts. :)
Comment: I loved the journal, I really like bingo too! And I love chicken and dumplings :D Thank you for the flower seeds and goodies as well! A very lovely read, I hope you are well and having fun on swap bot!
Response: woohoo so glad it made it to you. glad you like the goodies too. im ok thank you.
Comment: Happy Late St. Patricks! Thank you for the PC, it was funny and festive. :D I am glad you have the opportunity to work at home; it's always nice to be able to control your thermostat in the workplace. ;) I'll let you know if I ever decide to give it a go. Thank You!
Comment: Those definitely are big horn sheep! Probably not found in Florida so much! Ha! We spent January in the Keys to get away from the cold here in Wisconsin. We're back, and the cold is still here! Yes, I got this on Saturday, so I am having a blessed weekend! Thanks for the PC!
Response: your right, them sheep are not from here. hope you had a great time in the keys.
Comment: you'll never guess what showed up today. well-actually- you probably can guess.....
I love the necklace. It's bigger than I thought and I'm digging it. It's also a watch.I can't remember if I knew that or not (ha!)...but I like it so very much. good choice! thank you so very much. :)
Response: oh my goodness i am so glad it showed up since the seller did wrong. woohoo. glad you love it. enjoy.
Comment: Thank you for the song journal. I am just 4 years older, so I knew all those songs in your journal. And yes I did sing them in my head. lol. And totally agree with the song from Ace of Base should have never been made.
Response: i saw singing as i was writing them. glad you liked them,
Comment: Thanks for the lovely comments and likes. And you're right that people that stop writing, should let the other person know. Maybe there life is being crazy at the moment or something, who knows.
Comment: Omgoodness I have so been collecting the front of note cards thinking to myself that I would need them for something for almost a year! What a wonderful idea... Thank you so much for sending this one to me.
Comment: Love the postcard. I wish it could be a Florida night, but I live in the very north east part of Florida and it hasn't snowed here since 1989, We got about 6 inches of it and I was like 8 years old. I'll always remember that year. It was our first Christmas in Florida since moving from California. My dad wanted to be somewhere "it never snowed". Joke was on him. LOL. Have a great day and thank you!
Comment: Thanks Rhonda! TN has its share of deer...almost overrun. I've experienced the deer stand and taking the 8 pointer to the meet processing plant. I'm good with the hunt as long as it's for food...not just shoot and kill. Delicious venison roasts! Thanks for the memories brought by your PC. Hugs and hearts...jinanne
Response: yay glad you received the pc.i agree with you on the deer. i love me some deer meat though. glad i could reignite your memories. have a wonderful year.
Comment: Thank you. Happy belated Halloween and Merry Christmas!
Sorry might have been my fault, I was checking my emails the other day and didn't see your Ecard. and don't remember reading one, so I must of accidentally deleted.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great note, and the Jamberry samples! I used to help a good friend of mine create NAS designs. She was a consultant for Jamberry for awhile. I've gotten away from it though because I can't afford them anymore. I'd rather spend my money on stamps for swaps and pen pals. Thanks for the invite to girls night though.
Response: they have redone the nas rules and the designer can now get paid and anyone can buy them.
Comment: Daisy looks like a really fun sweet pup! It's funny, I got all dog emails in this swap - of course, although I have 3 cats, my dog is the queen of the house, and I'm really more of a dog person! I often wonder what it would be like to have a smaller dog - mine is about 55+ pounds. Maybe I'll get one for a companion when one of the cats is gone - I don't want to wish that, but I can't afford another animal right now. Anyway, that is too funny about the blankets and toys! Not this dog, but the last one did stuff like that. It was especially funny when we had our two boy dogs - we'd get identical toys for them for Christmas (or just because) and pretty soon, the younger one would have them both. I don't know what he was thinking - he only had one mouth. But it was funny watching him try to chew on both at the same time! And the other dog was wimpy enough that he waited for us to get his toy back for him. Thanks for sharing your sweet Daisy!
Comment: Daisy is adorable, thanks for sharing! I have a little Jack Russell / Chihuahua mix myself. She's a big fan of blankets and her fuzzy bed too!
Response: oh how fun. im thinking the chi part makes her love blankets so much. today i came home and i couldnt find her. she was in her bed and she had covered herself up. all you could see if a black nose. can i see your baby?
Comment: Dear Rhonda, we're so proud of your progresses. I love writing as much as my husband Andrea loves to draw, I can't imagine my life without it. It is so exciting you decided to write to your friend after 21 years! Most of our lives, you know! Wow. Feel free to tell us about the pal updates and show us your poem book, if you want. Thank you so much for joining this emotional challenge and sharing it with us. We're so proud of you. Hope to see you in future swaps (not through Gmail, ahah!). Wish you all the best. Your Italian friends: Serena and Andrea
Comment: What a WONDERFUL flip-book! I am so glad to have received such an awesome flip-book, it is really awesome and filled so many cool goodies!
It makes me sad that the mail ate the first one because I am sure it was just as lovely! You are an awesome partner!
Comment: Thank you for the recipe. I am eager to give it a try. My sincerest apologies about how long it's taken me to get my ratings caught up. I look forward to seeing you around the swaps. Have a great day!
Comment: Wow, you packed a lot into the envelope. The blue tiny envie, was so packed full of goodies - made my heart sing. I will put to good use the papers and tags. I haven't figured out what to do with the "Happy" clear sheet yet, but I will. Looking forward to playing with my new "blue" goodies.
Comment: Thank you for the cheery floral card -- it reminded me of Anne of Green Gables :) -- and for sharing some of your favorite things! I also love getting to learn new things and meet people via swapping! Happy Monday <3
Comment: Thank you for the neat items for this swap. Love the postcard! I love everything about the swaps! The items we get, the envies they are in, the stamps, and the friendship of most of the swappers!
Comment: Love fried rice - especial shrimp fried rice. Never tried it with squash but since i like it also am going to give it a try. Do make sweet and sour chicken but your recipe is different than mine - so going to give it a try also
Comment: Your card really did brighten my week! I am starting a very large project and the quote was perfect! Thank you for the swap card as well - I have to make some strawberry shortcake now. :) Cheers! -B
Comment: Rhonda, wow, you sent so much - salt and pepper shakers(I do not have these), pretty note paper and card, tea bags, butterfly pen and a dotee doll(did you make her? she is so cute.) Thank you. I wish I could give you more than on heart. Shirley
Response: no ma'am i did not make the dotee doll. i received her in a swap on here. i was always told there to share so i was sharing. glad you liked it all.
Comment: Hi Rhonda! Thank you for the very, very nice ATC and the jamberry sample. I wondered what a jamberry was. I like the creative way you packaged the swap - no bulk, I'll have to try this. Thank you so much. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. I have heard of the Jamberry nails but never used them I have always wanted to try them because I have really long pretty nails and painting them is not always fun. I will try the sample you sent. Hope we can become pen pals. Thanks
Response: your very welcome. i sent you a message.
Comment: I hadn't been to a garage sale in a couple years when I stopped at those 2. I went again the following Friday and found 2 watches for 50 cents a piece and several dime earring sets. I just might go this Friday too.
Response: oh sweet. seems like your hitting great ones.
Comment: I liked the picture of the clouds. I am really drawn to taking pictures of the sky.
I am sorry for the loss of your son. I share that with you, our first-born died at the age of 4 1/2. He would have been 50 this week.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard of Xcel Energy Center where the Minnesota Wild play hockey!! So cool!! I love it. Hope you are drying out- we could sure use the rain. Thankfully the multiple wild fires aren't close to me right now, but we're not out of fire danger.
Response: yay glad you liked it. sorry about your fires. id be over excited to send you some of this rain. stay safe.
Comment: Thanks for your comment - I wish I could claim the gnome ATC but only the one with the buttons was mine - the other was what I received for the swap. Didn't my partner do a brilliant job? =) I feel very lucky to have had her! Thanks for taking part in the swap!
Comment: I loved your swap package. The necklaces are adorable. The tea will be yummy to drink when I read and the candy is half gone and I am serious. Loved it all. I enjoyed doing this swap with you and if you ever want to do a different private swap with me just let me know. Have a great summer and Happy Swapping. Danki.
Comment: Well, you and I must have learned how to keep a craft room from the same craft fairy. Mine is just like that...everything everywhere but lots of containers and I DO know what is in them! I have other containers in the living room, some in my closet, fabric in a container in another closet...and the list goes on...and on...and on... funny thing, after our house burned down in 2010, the first things that appeared from people were boxes and bags of fabric and craft supplies! Artists sent me art supplies... amazing friends!
Comment: I was delighted with your 9 pockets holding creative intriguing surprises, it's beautiful and fun, thank you. I'm excited about all the extras you tucked in, they'll be used in my art soon :) I've developed a passion for washi tape samples and love the ones you shared with me. I'm smiling :) thanks again.
Comment: JUST CAME TODAY!!! Loved your package so much! Will definitely be doing the Easter crafts (: I'm loving the floral-I chose the same cupcake kit and napkins! XD Thanks so much for a great package-have a lovely holiday ^^
Comment: Rhonda my sincerest apologies for not rating. I just noticed this card and accompanying note in my display cupboard. I generally rate as I open my mail but this one went straight to display. A lovely card. Thanks
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a terrific swap! Thank you very much for the variety of butterfly charms and stickers, the gorgeous note card and envie, and the big blue butterfly. The card and envie are going into my collection shadow box, and I can hardly wait to create a few beautiful jewelry pieces with the charms. Wishing you lots of happy swapping treats, too!
Comment: So many interesting facts about Florida. Thank you so much for sharing them all with me! I enjoyed the photos too. I used to live in Panama City 1995-98. I LOVED doing the beach scene and boating there. We are tentatively looking at retiring back to Florida next year. I can't wait. Happy swapping
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Hello Kitty-swap! Did you make the bottlecap pendant your self? Such a clever idea and so cute! Now I will have to make some fitting jewelry for them! :) Everything was just so cute!
Response: hi, yes i did. i cant wait to see what you make with it. enjoy.
Comment: Cute pages!. Sorry this is so late....I have been having trouble with my email. I love the way you did the title on the fall faves page, with the cute little turkey! And ooooh! I wish I had as much washi tape as you! I'm jealous! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: I like your summer books page. The other page is cute, too, but I wish everything was bigger, took up more room. It has so much white space that it doesn't look quite done. But it IS cute! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Package now received - thank you. Lip glosses are great, and I have been meaning to get a new chapstick! The photo is great & I love your chapstick covers. Totally understand about the equipment, my brother is diabetic too.
Comment: Thank you:) jazzy will love these toys. I gave her the purple bone, which she just finished running around with. The other 2 toys I'll hold onto till she tires from the other ones:) thank you again and also a big thank you for joining my swap!
Response: daisy has one of the purple bones and she likes to use it as a pillow.
Comment: Thanks so much for the stamped images! They aren't my typical go-to style, so they are definitely designs I don't have (which is a good thing!). My favorite is the baby and mama whale - that is the cutest stamp EVER!
Comment: Nice pages! I love your silhouette page. I never thought of making the silhouette like that! And I think your calendar pages with the specific days, like father's day, etc., are great! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: My favourite is your silhouette page--I think it reminds me of the vintage Barbie look! And I love your Paul Bunyan image too. It looks as if you've had a fun summer so far :) Thanks for sharing !
Comment: Those were nice pages. I love that you are using one of the Smashbooks you recieved in a swap! Great job incorporating the design into your layouts. In the photo of the 3 ladies... which one are you?
Response: ty. the three ladies are my grandma in the middle. my mom on right and my aunt, her sister, on left. :O)
Comment: Thank you for sharing. My aunt got two tattoos this summer in memory of her daughter that past away in December. I can understand how important your tattoo means to you. Have a lovely rest of the week.
Comment: Thank you for the cookie hearts! I love homemade gifts like this. I was surprised that they could be mailed in a Mike & Ike Box. Too cool! I hung the cookie hearts by my work station for decoration.
Response: lol yea they can be mailed in anything. i made sure box was clean then they fit perfectly snug so they wasnt moving around. glad you liked them.
Comment: Rhonda ~ thank you so, so much for the AWESOME heart decorated box! It's gorgeous, love the color and all those beads. The bird in the heart is awesome! And the mug ~ I love the mug! Thank you so, so much!
Response: glad you finally got it and it wasnt broke. the post office sux.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful square... Absolutely love all the green :) Let me know if you need anything while your trying to take care of things with your papa... Ill do what I can to help...
Comment: I just won some money in a lottery and I can send you some to help pay for shipping to your International partners, but only if you can send me some PINK unicorns for my yard as they are great at keeping the grass a pretty PINK colour and I want everything to be PINK at my house. Do you want some PINK Dust Bunnies? Can send some for free as a new special with Canada Post - no charge shipping on any Coloured Dust Bunnies for March
Comment: very nice package, thankyou very much... love the gel pens.. and i love me some Jeff Hardy, and his brother Matt.. they were always my fav on wwe, the Hardy boys, my son still has some old wrestling stuff with the hardy boys on it.. we seen them a few times at the live shows, they were great, Now on tna im a Aj Styles girl!!!
Comment: I love how organised your desks are with the baskets and boxes.
I will have to borrow the idea of using a place mat to prevent messing up my desk/table when doing some craft things.
Thanks for sharing.
Comment: I LOVED the tag! It makes me want to run around creating "upside-down" snowmen, lol. Thanks for a piece that makes me smile just to think of. (Also, my apologies for taking so long to rate--I wrote the rating in my head and then forgot to actually send it. =oP )
Comment: Thank you for the great box, I am going to use it to store some old letters and ephemera from my past...
Sorry about the late rating, I have been healing from an accident that left me a bit worse for wear...
Comment: Rhonda...this is a great assortment of "C" items...I definitely will find them all very useful :) How clever to use a cereal box for the shipping...I too love to reuse stuff!!! Thanks soooo much!!
Comment: Thank-you sooo much for all the paper samples.stickers,tags...It was like you read my mind...I am a newbie and I just finished my 1st ATC. I am happy with the result that I JUST have to do some more. I decided I needed to get some more supplies and your envelope arrived! :) Perfect timing! :) I will put all these goodies to use immediately. I especially liked the vellum tags. They are so pretty I think I am going to keep them for myself. I think I will make a mobile out of them...kinda like the ones Calder made...but these will be prettier...the Sun can shine thru them and leaves beautiful image. Happy Swapping! Ciao!
Response: your welcome. glad you liked it all. i would love to see your mobile.
Comment: OMG Rhonda!! Your AMAZING Birthday Swap arrived today!! î— I LOVE EVERYTHING!! I am just giddy over all of the skeleton stuff!! I think my favorite item is the skeleton ribbon!! What a cool find!! Thanks so much for being an AWESOME swap partner! Happy Birthday to you too! î•
Comment: Thank you for visiting my profile and etsy :-).
Ooo... I'm happy you noticed I collect postage stamps haha... nowadays it's hard to collect because post offices uses barcodes mostly. I'd be happy to receive used stamps if it's not too troublesome:-)
Comment: Thanks for te lovely postcard. Even though I was born in Pennsylvania, I never went to Connecticut. What a great swap. I went to the post office 4 different times to mail the postcards. Hope you are havin a grear summer. Smile Linda
Comment: I love my wind chimes; gorgeous color and one I don't already have. Just recently I went away for the weekend and someone stole one of my chimes, so this will be going up in its place. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you so much for the re-send..
Tell your daughter we said thank you as well. My son was so happy to get something in the mail.. My three year old took over the Wall-E tin.. he is walking around the house looking for things to put in the tin to carry:)
I love the HK goodies and my older sons will enjoy the WWE cards..
Thank you tons..