Comment: Worth the wait! Love the decorated envelope! And the napkins are very nice-nothing duplicated what I have! For seperating napkin layers I saw a lady on YouTube take a piece of scotch tape to corner of back layer and it pulls it up nicely to seperate layers! That is funny we run into each other in the "strangest" of swaps! But keep it up-Happy mail is good! Thanks for sharing you goodness with me! Take care!
Response: The tape method works really well but that one design is "stubborn"! I am thinking great minds think alike and that is why we keep crossing paths :) thank you
Comment: WOW, what a super wonderful package you sent! Thank you for the thoughtful letter and all the wonderful stamped images and the beautiful cards. Also thank you for fussy cutting the images-I do not have the patience for that so it is very much appreciated!! :)
Response: I love fussy cutting so it was a pleasure! Enjoy the goodies and have fun creating. thank you :)
Comment: Hi Val! Thank you so much! I love all of these samples. I could tell which card was based on my profile. I am not sure which ones are your favorites...but I love so many of the rest of them. Thank you! and my kids will be super excited for the box tops. I am excited to show them when they get home from school today.
Response: Happy to send the box tops! SHould have put them in a "for the kiddos only" envelope:) Enjoy the tape and thank you!
Comment: I received the two postcards. Thank you for the stickers to decorate my envelope when I send those off. I love decorating envelopes, never well I send a plain envelope. My post office staff always comment favorably when I drop decorated envelopes off for mailing.ðŸ™‚
Response: The newest employees at my PO love the 'fancy envelopes"...Mr Cranky is disgusted by them:) Thank you for sending these on their way!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful (I discovered the Beautiful) stamped Art Journal page. I loved it. I too just discovered Gelli Printing , it's great fun :) and is great for the background of ATCs xx
Response: so you have lots of gelli print samples too:) thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great skinny tapes - they are all new to me!! :) I'm laying low on craft shopping for awhile. The want is always there, but I am going to try to use what I have for at least a few months anyway. I really have plenty to last quite awhile!! LOL
Response: I have been using mine too...but then I panic that I might not have the 'right one'...thank you:)
Comment: Very very cool gelli prints! Love the metallic shine in the background. Thanks for the extra gelli print pieces and the labels-love how you turned them into that too! Very creative-will be fun to add a tea accent to the starter set!
Response: one of the 101 you tube videos I watched on gelli printing the crafter used labels for her ghost and edge prints... will try anything:) thank you!
Comment: All awesome-ness, thanks! I appreciate the card, it's great. Love how you did that, and the envie, too. And, of course, the washi is gorgeous! I know, Michaels has a TON of new styles all of a sudden, it seems. Happy Spring!
Response: you are very welcome - have fun creating and thank you:)
Comment: Thank you for Hosting this fun swap! I loved your Pocket Letter I too am a fan of snow and am hoping for more snow days this winter. I love all the fun goodies. I depleted my snow stash on my pocket letter and now I have an excuse to buy more! Lol
Response: well... you better go shopping quick! They have St Patty's day and Easter out...next week they will have 4th of July :( So glad you like it and thank you :)
Comment: Thanks so much for taking the time to make such amazing planner goodies for me! I love it all. I am so sorry I didn't rate right away. My hubby moved the mail and I didn't see itðŸ™ˆ I love everything.ðŸ˜ðŸ˜
Response: Not a problem! I was just worried the PO lost it and I was going to have to recreate it all! Thank you:)
Comment: Oh my God (not-God?), Val. If I could give you eleventy million hearts for this package I would. And your letter just spoke to me on all of my wicked and wonderful levels. Seriously. This was an absolute joy to find waiting for me this morning (go Postman for being early too, wot!). Whether you want it or not you may just find a reply to your letter waiting for you one of these days too. Seriously. You're a woman after my heart and this package just totally made my day. xoxoxo
Response: damn and I didn't even send alcohol:) so glad you liked it!!! it was a pleasure to put together:)
Comment: These cards are gorgeous!
The splatters on the coffee are really neat! And I love the pink and lace for tea!
Thank you for the tea. It smells amazing! And I love the calligraphy on my envelope! I'm trying to practice writing pretty more myself. ^^
Response: have fun adding stuff!!! and hope you enjoy the tea, thank you for rating :)
Comment: First I have to say your envelope and card you sent the binder in was decorated very fall, You did an awesome job on that! Your binder card is absolutely beautiful! I love the Browns and gold and those amazing embossed leaves are just georgeous. I am so pleased to add this binder to my collection. Thanks for the extras, I really like those leaves and Christmas dots can't wait to use those. Thanks a bunch!
Response: You are so very welcome...since my computer woes started in June I have been doodling away on my envelopes while I patiently wait for things to happen...Thank you for the rating :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome letter and pl! I love the way you addressed the envelope and how you sent a full letter too. You really did a great job with it and the goodies are great too. Thank you!
Response: Thank you!!!! I do believe in a real 'letter' in pocket letters :) Enjoy and don't eat all the Halloween candy...
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful washi tape and extras! I love the houses, the leaves, the quotes, the pumpkins, and the feathers!!! So pretty! And I know just what to do with the pink ribbon stickers!!! My work family will love those! And, how awesome is that jack o'lantern postage stamp! I need some of those!!! Amazing swap!
Response: So glad I made your day with fun washi! Those pumpkins are great - LOVE them. Thank you for the rating and spreading the pink :)
Comment: Val, thanks for the very special swap. You sent such a sweet selection of fall goodies, from the cute card to the baker's twine to the swap cards (and everything in between). Even your mailing envie was FABULOUS. Thank so much! â¤â¤â¤
Response: Just a little thank you for hosting a fun swap! Enjoy the goodies and thank you for the rating :)
Comment: I loooooved the washi samples and the cool handmade envelope. Thanks!
Response: the 'fancy' envelope made the clerk at the Post Office nervous because it was 'going to a foreign country'...and they wonder why the US Post Office is in trouble :) Thank you for passing these on!
Comment: It was nice see mail from you in my mailbox; it's been awhile. Thanks for all the wonderful washi samples & extra stickers. I bought a few at that same 60% off sale, but I didn't go really crazy. I figured they'll have other nice coupons in the coming months. :)
Response: I had to look up your address it had been so long! And as always a pleasure swapping with you :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great washi selections! I really love some of these! and...my kids say "thank you" for the box tops! they are excited to bring them in to school.
Response: I had a lot of box tops! There was a BIG cereal sale at the local grocery store and I stocked up...of course someone had to ask "is there anything special about the boxes that have the corner torn off? - NO just eat it! Enjoy the tape and thank you :)
Comment: Oh Val! What an amazing treat! You put so much work into this beautiful pocket letter and I love every bit of it! Each pocket looks like you created a special ATC and each pocket contains sweet little treasures. I especially loved your letter and I, too, remember exactly where I was when I heard the news on 9/11. How wonderful that you can hear church bells! Thank you so much for creating something so special for me--it was such fun to peek through all the little pockets!
Response: So happy you liked it! I really like creating these and happy to send them on to special swappers. thank you for the rating :)
Comment: Thanks for the washi! This was a really fun idea for a washi swap. I actually really liked almost all the tapes you sent. The strawberry/mouse card reminds me of a stationery set my mom bought me when I was ten so I could write to my pen pal. I'm guessing we are around the same age then! Lol! Although I hope strawberry shortcake is never on the same level as chuckie! Thanks for arranging this swap.
Response: AHHHHH remember the pen pals from our early teens - what important stuff we discussed :) Glad you liked the tape and thanks for playing and rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely variety of tapes, Val! I'm always amazed at how many designs of washi exist. There are 15 of these samples I haven't ever even seen in person before, and I'm excited to play with my new toys. â™¥ Thanks for another lovely swap. P.S. I'm totally re-using the awesome washi from your fun decorated envelope, too!
Response: I am scared when I get washi that I don't have!!!! Have fun creating and I am so glad to hear I am not the only one who carefully removes washi from envelopes:) thanks
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail. I really enjoy the mix you decided on. I like the baseball park postcard. One day I hope to visit all the ballparks around America. I haven't made it up to Pennsylvania yet so it's nice to see on a postcard. The other pcs are lovely too. Love the flowers. I can't wait to use the air mail note card. Thank you again for making it a happy mail day and such a great welcome to swap bot.
Response: not that I am biased or anything...but the view of the city from inside of PNC Park is unbelievable. Pittsburgh is a great city come and see us sometime:)
Comment: Another beautiful swap from your very talented and creative hands! I Love love love this flip book! Everything about it is beautiful and creative and I just keep picking it up and looking at it :) I love all the pretty little things you included and look forward to using them in my creations. I loved the letter too, and it was something that really was needed today. Thank you so much for the beautiful thoughtful swap!
Response: So glad you liked my first attempt!!! I might crack and try another one. Take care, keep smiling, and hang in there!
Comment: I feel very spoiled to have gotten 2 pieces of your beautiful artwork! I love them both and hope that my eventual creativity with them will do them justice! Thank you SO much for the beautiful backgrounds!
Response: I liked this swap - and for ONCE I actually used something from a swap - I made 2 cards from part of mine and then tucked it away in the 'special use' pile...that is a really BIG pile;)
Comment: We seem to be partners fairly often! Which is great cause I love the postcards you sent! The vintage bird one is right up my alley! And the Indonesian one is great! I love that you included the map showing where you live! Thank you so much!
Response: you are very welcome...hope I don't run out of your favs!!! thank you:)
Comment: Thank you. Two of the map cards are new ones for me and I did not have that Pittsburgh card. I'm always amazed when I get new map cards because I have so many different ones of each state already. Guess they just keep making new ones for collectors like myself that already have lots.
Response: the blue and yellow backgrounds have been around for awhile. the green one I just found a few weeks ago at an interstate rest stop - very new to me and I don't have to use the fish tail as my 'landmark' anymore!!!! thank you :)
Comment: Great pocket letter! Love all the vintage images-the stamps on ladies bodies and gee I have never seen keys so small! Enjoyed it all and especially your nice letter. Thanks for sharing and I will work and pass on the atc jam you sent!
Response: The keys were confetti...i didn't realize how small they were when I bought them, but you never know when you might need tinny tiny keys:) Thank you!
Comment: Val, I just LOVE the envelope you made for me! Thanks so much. Love the washi too and I'll pass your postcard on in the next round!
Response: Since my internet problems started I have spent a lot of time sitting in front of the computer waiting for it to slooowly do things, so I doodle:) Thank you for the rating and for passing on my card!
Comment: Val: Your tickets are so pretty! I love seeing how each participant takes a theme and makes it their own, and you have definitely created something very unique. Lovely! And I love getting goodies - thank you. I especially like the extra 3 tickets you included. I'll have fun playing with these. Cheers! Laurie
Comment: Thanks for the lovely cat themed pocket letter, Val! No worries, I'm not easily offended, so I thought the political cartoon was funny :) I was kind of thrown too when I received something from you other then washi tape.... lol :P
Response: it was nice to be able to send something other than washi!!! enjoy and till we swap more washi:)
Comment: OK, I'll start by saying that the envie was white and boring lol... but once I got in, the rainbow coloured samples are wonderful!! :D I also enjoyed reading your message in the cute handmade card, and thank you for resending! I do hope the original mail turns up somehow in the future :P
Response: I wasn't taking chances and making the envelope appealing in any way! Saved all the fun for inside :) thank you again.
Comment: Hi Val! Thanks for the pretty spring washi tapes. these samples are all so pretty. I love your card, too! and my kids appreciate the box tops! they love getting their glue sticks out to send them to school. I also enjoy your pretty washi on the envelope.
Response: so glad you got this - I was more upset that the box tops were missing more than the washi:) glad the kids can use them and thank you!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the extra card, I love it! Im sorry to hear that pressed pennies never seem to make it, I received a couple from the US already with no problem, I guess yours are too cute and the mail people want to keep them for their own collection hehe
Response: when i mail from my local Post Office internationally I have to keep the envelopes a bit on the plain side...to much decoration going internationally makes them nervous!!!! thank you :)
Comment: Oh, Val, I absolutely ADORE your pocket letter! It's just breathtaking! I've never seen one so dimensional and colorful and chock full of fun. Even the back is spectacular (and your story about how "relaxing" coloring is made me laugh ;+) Your pink layered flowers and umbrellas and all that spring grass along the bottom--just gorgeous. Thank you for taking time to create something so special for me; I really appreciate it!
Response: I had fun with it!!! And thanks to Pinterest I have a few more 'layered' ideas!!! Thank you for hosting:)
Comment: I really enjoyed the pocket letter you sent-so much fun to go thru the pockets and discover all the treasures. I think my favorite are the stickers about snail mail or those to be stuck on front of mail. I enjoyed your letter too! Husband didn't start band but went back to work as a law clerk for the federal judge in Fargo. He enjoys it and is the only thing he would have come out of retirement for! Happy Spring(we had a few stray flakes of snow today) and Happy Easter!
Response: You are very welcome! Thought you might enjoy a little color - we have brown and bright yellow daffodils in the yard, hope they don't freeze tonight :(
Comment: Thank you so much, Val, for another set of fantastic washi tape notecards! They are all gorgeous and colorful :) The black framing is so striking against the washi! Also, thank you for the extra card, the washi samples, and the die cut/embossed pieces. I especially love the Happiness washi.
Response: I really got into these cards for some reason...now I have to convince myself to use all the beautiful cards I received!!! thank you :)
Comment: Thanks for the bags, Val. I saw one of your envies a couple of rounds ago, and I know I have a couple bags here that I am returning to their owners from round 6, so I hope yours get back to you soon! Both of my originals have made it home... but they were like... take 2 add 4.... lol, so they were quick to move I think... :P
Response: happy to know they have been seen! Have fun shopping from the bags and thank you :)
Comment: Wow! Your cards are so beautiful, and you sent me FOUR!!! Thank you so much :) I love all the different techniques you used, especially the embossing of the washi; I would have never thought of that. Pink and brown is a favorite color combo of mine also. Thank you for the extra die cuts as well. They will get put to good use :)
Response: the embossing is hit or miss...this time it worked in the past it didn't ! so glad you liked the cards, have fun creating and thanks :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Pocket Letter. I don't find the coloring calming either but I have used them for PL and ATCs. Great goodies and lovely letter. This was my first Winter in GA- 1/2 inch snow! It was awesome:)
Response: so when you went out in the 1/2" of snow did the neighbors think you were crazy :) you are very welcome, enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for beautiful tiger PC! I love your home-made card, too. I'll be trying that technique myself! Very clever. Thanks also for the nice note. I enjoy reading what others are up to creatively.
Response: So much Pinterst and so little time :)
Hope your junk mail is more interesting than mine!!! thank you.
Comment: Val, i just love what you put together for me! Just my kind of stuff! I love making trash postcards! I keep a little bag on my desk for interesting junk that i would normally toss. I love the washi tape too. Very cool. Glad to swap with you any time!
Response: Happy to make you smile! May we swap again:)
Comment: Hi Val, WOW!!!! what a beautiful pocket letter I received today!! I, too, am very new to making these, and with each one I receive, AI learn just a little more...I looked on Pinterest, and theirs were just a little too much for me....In fact, they scared me, for knew that I was just not that creative..but, I won't give up!!!!!!
Thank you so very much..I couldn't wait to get into everything!!
Response: The PL on the FB page scare me...there is over the top and then there is...I think you missed the point!!!! Have fun creating and thank you :)
Comment: I love this pocket letter too!!! And the sequins in the edge - WAY COOL! Thank you so very much for such an amazing pocket letter - not sure I got that letter folded back right, but it's back in it's pocket. love your letters too - thank you and I sure hope we swap again. take care - keep warm and thank you, darla
Response: I had to but the fuze tool...I always need gadgets! But I was good and waited patiently for a good coupon so now I want to use it on every Pocket Letter :) Thank you again :)
Comment: Wow - I'm so impressed with your pocket letters. You rock. I didn't want to unfold the heart letter, fearing I wouldn't be able to get it folded back up. Love everything - thank you, darla
Response: I admit that I wouldn't be able to refold the letter either - not without a you tube video :) I really had fun with these two letters since I needed to make them completely different. You are very welcome, enjoy and thank you :)
Comment: Thank you for warm heart. I received re-sending packet today. I love all very much. one of all, It's the first postcard in my favorite. About white color postcard (back of your note), Do you made it by yourself or bought it from some place?
Response: I purchased the card that way. thank you :)
Comment: What beautiful work on this pocket letter. I can't decide which one/s I like best! I love the variety of ways you use stamps, but this snowman that you made for Mandy is more than exceptional! I've never seen anything like it and I love it! Thank you so much for everything!
Response: you are very welcome! it was a pleasure to create a snowman for Mandy!! thank you:)
Comment: FYI Received the envie in a plastic bags from PO.both sides open and top open. Just bottom of envelope together. ( crease). 5 teas in there! Where did you get those sweet little bags. I am sure I will enjoy what is insideðŸ˜€Thanks so much and Merry ChristmasðŸ˜€
Response: well you know this is a busy time for the USPS...seems to be the go to problem answer these days :( I will send you a message:) thank you and enjoy!
Comment: Wow - beautiful pocket letter! I love the gold and silver! This WV "girl" went to Penn State (my mother went to WVU in the real party days - the 20s when they sneaked off to speak easies...lol)... I lived in Harrisburg, PA when I went to high school and college and then my late husband and I lived in Lancaster county, PA for 25 years. I enjoy pocket letters, too. I've been swapping various things for a lot of years...started off with jewelry and bead swaps on AOL when AOL had their own message boards...went to Delphi and that sort of fizzled out and a friend told me about swap-bot. The pocket letters are great fun!
Response: YOU went to PSU :o what the hell is a nittany anyway?!?!?!? you were a WVU legacy...can you tell there was a horrible PSU rivalry when I went to WVU??? Funny how some things never end :) Enjoy the pocket letter, thank you for rating and may we swap again in 2016!!!!
Comment: WOW, I absolutely LOVE this pocket letter!! Love the colors (of course I love them, I picked them haha). You decorated it so wonderfully and all of the extras are wonderful!! I love the hand-made tags/ stickers and the die cuts, and the washi tapes even match the color theme. Always so happy to get swaps from you and looking forward to crossing paths again. Happy Thanksgiving! <3
Response: you are so very welcome...a little secret I made that PL twice, I hated the first try...the ideas looked so good in my head but horrible in the pockets. happy turkey day to you and yours - feel free to stuff yourself :) thank you
Comment: Thank you for the great Pocket Letter! I can't wait until I can start opening it! UPDATE: Thank you so so much for the awesome PL! I loved everything! Especially the ATC with the Christmas tree on it! I would love to know how you folded the pieces of paper! It's amazing! More hearts are certainly deserved!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3!
Response: anxiously counting the days!!! thank you:)
Comment: I love the tapes! Especially the skinny one! I've only recently discovered Tuesday Morning - the one near me doesn't have a lot of washi tape. At least not the couple of times I've been. :/
Thanks for the lovely tapes. â¤â¤
Response: TM is hit or miss and if yours is like mine you really have to LOOK! The super skinny one is a great tape!!!
thank you :)
Comment: Thanks for the decorative envelope and extra little washi squares. I do love it when I have a partner more than once - it is nice to get to really know someone you are swapping with. Happy Turkey Day!
Response: happy Turkey day to you and your too!!!! Stuff yourself, I plan to :) thank you
Comment: What a beautiful pocket letter! I feel so lucky to have had you as my partner! I love the imaginative ways you've used postage stamps. Thank you too for your thoughtfulness in angelling those two swaps --- a really nice thing to have done.
Response: you are very welcome and thank you again for a fun swap!!!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of pennsylvania. I was wanting to come there in September but only got as far as the state of Indiana where I visited relatives. The leaves are falling like crazy here to.
Response: our leaves are mostly gone, and the "s" is coming...stay south and come and visit in the summer! thank you :)
Comment: Thanks for the cool washi samples! I didn't have any of the ones you sent- a true miracle! LOL!!! If you showed restraint at a washi close out sale, you're a stronger woman than I would have been! LOL! By the way, your envelope is very pretty! Don't ever let that stop you from joining a swap! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: restraint...never been one of my strong points! thank you:)
Comment: I received your pocket letter today :): I did take it out of the bag, & OMG the pockets are beautiful!! I loved it! It is going to take everything I have to not open before Christmas, my husband was watching me open the mail & I was so excited so he asked what it was & I told him & he said I had to wait. LOL So I have a guard on duty til Christmas. !! Thank you so much I can not wait to open the envies. I hope you like your pocket when it arrives too!! Happy swapping until we swap again.
Comment: I was so very lucky for the swap to get assigned such wonderful partners! I loved everything about how you sent this selection of tapes- which were fantastic! I actually just ordered some of the washi 'sheets' from Ebay and have never seen them....so thank you for sending some along to me! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful tape samples and other amazing goodies! It's always such a pleasure swapping with you! Even your envelope is super cool- love the way you made the pencils!! Now go enjoy your fall weather before it snows! ;) (PS: In all seriousness, I hope you're safe from the storms and flooding!!!!)
Response: pencils = pinterest copy ;) thank you so much again and for the rating!!!!!
Comment: Hi Val! What an AMAZING pocket letter! Your created papers are gorgeous and I'm crazy for the little "spooky" banner across the top row--what fun! What is the most special, though, is your letter. I literally felt like I could have written it! I think we're definitely on the same wave-length. I'm so inspired I'm going to write back! Thank you for all the little goodies, too. I did like the tea--I had it last evening. WONDERFUL job!
Response: Don't expect me to write back :) one letter per pocket letter is all I can compose!!! So glad you like this an thank you for the rating :)
Comment: Thanks for all the great washi tapes. I don't think you duplicated any of the tapes - with all the washi tape swaps going on right now I'm sure I've sent some duplicates to some of my repeat partners...
Thanks for more of washi mail stickers! I love them. :)
Response: Don't you just love 'em all :) thank you!
Comment: Val, this was a SUPER extra special package. Thanks so much for everything -- the baker's twine, tea, washi, punches, tags, cupcake recipe, letter, stickers, and more. Plus, the inspiration! You're truly an artist, and I love your ATC (so I'm altering my profile now.) :-) Look forward to swapping with you again!
Response: SO happy to inspire you... Now join more group swaps :)
This swap was fun, realizing how much cupcake stuff I have was another reality...thank you:)
Comment: Thank you for the amazing washi tapes!! You sent such a variety, and I love them all! I'm so excited to use them. =D And the page flag extras you included are gorgeous, too! Where did you find those die cut ones? Thank you so much!!
Response: You use your washi?!?!?! I thought we were just supposed to look at it :) The fancy page flags were a recent Tuesday Morning find, I have seen pictures online of several styles, that was all mine had...
Comment: Love these cards,,The gold one is so beautiful and the zen so is very well done..I love the way they both look in my collection book...sorry you had to resend, I know I don't trust the mail to get it right.. ...Thank you
Response: SO happy the second set made it!!! Thank you again :)
Comment: Thank you for the Letter Page I like the beach theme you have going on. I swapped with you in an AtC swap several years ago. Maybe we will meet up some day when I go to visit my sonâ™¥ He lives in BelView.
Comment: I really enjoyed your personal touch to provided with your swap. The computer paper you used, the items you sent me, all told me you took into consideration my interests. Thank-you so much. You made me smile.
Response: I am really looking forward to Christmas this year...guess seeing it all on the 4th of July at Hobby Lobby did it! Thank you :)
Comment: Sorry to rate so late. I have been out of town visiting family with limited time online. I did read your post (nice board, by the way) but I had completely forgot to rate. Thanks for the heads up.
Response: Hope your trip was fun! and relaxing! thank you :)
Comment: It sounds like our tastes are similar. I don't get the mustache thing at all. I'm not too fond of cute owl things either. As for the dancing reindeer story, I ordered 2 rolls of fish washi from Walmart.com (because they were cheap) and I got 32 rolls! They wouldn't take it back either. :(
Maybe we could trade a reindeer for a fish?
Serious fish. Big green fish with a thin red line wandering around them. Like for fishermen.
Response: is it serious fish or goofy dancing goldfish???? thank you for rating :)
Comment: Val - what a FABULOUS, FABULOUS pocket letter (as usual)!! It arrived yesterday, but I am just now able to open it and am thoroughly enjoying pulling out every cute, little thing and squeeing!! Thanks again for such a wonderful swap. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I had fun with that PL...who am I kidding I have fun with all of them! So happy you liked it and thanks for rating :)
Comment: Your envie arrived and I so love your creative lettering! WOW! I totally had FUN going through all the little envies & such, looking at all the VERY COOL goodies you included for me, and they were so very CREATIVELY presented. It reminded me of a "pocket letter share" on YouTube, where the person presented is all giddy with excitement over what was received. THANK YOU my friend for being such an AWESOME partner (& friend too)!! :) P.S. Thank you also for braving a trip to IKEA to get the washi tape, and then sharing some of it with me ;) P.S. #2 - the "Here & Now" cards were fun, with GPS (?) coordinates on my address. :)
Response: Why thank you! I watch to many YouTube videos and get to many ideas...enjoy :)
Comment: Hello Val! Thank you so much for the awesome collection of washi tape you put together for me, including the extra one, haha, very creative (B is for birds, yeah! Hehe) Thanks for the two teabags, I tried the chai rooibos and it was so nice :) Take care! x
Response: YEAH!!!! mail that moved quickly :) So glad you like it all :) thank you
Comment: Val, how great to swap with you again, especially on this new pocket letter trend! I LOVE your pocket letter. So thoughtful and pretty and just awesome. Thank you so very much! (By the way, my area of OK is Eastern OK, so it's actually hilly and green -- part of the Ozarks mountain range)
Response: you are very welcome! I love creating these pocket letters, hope everyone you receive is just as wonderful. thank you :)
Comment: OMG!!! What an awesome PL!!!!! I wish I could give you 10 stars for it!! I was really looking forward to getting one with an ocean theme since I LOVE the ocean....and I agree with you about the Caribbean and Hawaiian water...so beautiful! Thanks so much for an incredible creative PL!!
Response: you are very welcome...I think that was my best pocket letter to date, so glad you liked it! thank you :)
Response: there should have been one check...I could see the clerk reading the card as it was laying on the counter, I told her "now that you have read it you have to follow directions"...she started laughing and checked a box. This was a cute experiment and I am sure there are postal workers talking about these :) thank you for rating!
Comment: Thanks for the extra washi and the washi sheet! I haven't tried out washi sheets yet, though I was curious as to how I'd like them. I'll punch out a design today and try it out in my planner. Thanks!
Comment: Val! I didn't even realize you had me this time! I loooove this pocket letter! You outdid yourself! I loved reading your letter and all the great facts. I've been to a few of the places you listed. I lived in Philly for about 6 months back in 1992. I loved it! My favorite has to be Lancaster though.....so quaint & lovely. We passed through Pittsburg on a trip once , but it was flooding & we skiddadled! We will have to go back! Thank you again! I hope we swap in the future!!!
Response: I liked making this letter...another idea down 497 to go! If you ever come back call me, I will treat you to a Primanti's sandwich:) thank you!
Comment: Thanks for all the cute memo sheets, Val! I had to laugh about your comment of the randomgenerator having us stuck together. LOL! Actually, I'm always thrilled to be your partner so it just makes me SMILE! :)
Response: you are very welcome...till we swap again :)
Comment: What an amazing pocket letter! It's fabulous! I am new to pocket letters so I will compare mine to yours because yours is a super example of what a pocket letter should be! Thank you for being my partner and introducing me to this great format! Also, love the ATC. It's one of the better ones I've received!
Response: please don't stress about these - there is no right or wrong!!! just have fun!!! thank you for the ATC raise, I have been forcing myself to make a postal/letter themed one per letter...who would have thought I could turn 'woodland' into a postal theme :) thank you again!
Comment: Thanks for all the great tapes and the cute mini card too! According to the forecast our spring will feature snow tomorrow so... Thankfully some fun mail can always brighten a day. Happy swapping!
Response: tonight might drop to freezing...no s***! Guess I better go pick some daffodils... you are very welcome and thanks for rating!
Comment: I LOVE the samples- so pretty and I don't have ANY of them!! Your envelope is so great, too; I just love the way you put all the tape and decorations together and even coordinated with the postage stamp! How cool is that?! Thanks for the nice note. I happen to like the pink pen you used- LOL!! Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: you lucked out on the coordinating stamp :) and really using the pink pen was almost painful...thank you!!!
Comment: Hey! I just have to say that I love, love, love the pl that you sent me! It is beautiful and I can tell that you put a lot of care into it! I can't wait to try the tea and use some of the goodies. Your letter made me laugh! I like your sense of humor! Thanks so much for including the pressed penny from the "weather capital of the world"...very nice and what you said about it was interesting. That was a nice surprise! I had to show my Mom and husband everything and they liked it too. Anyway, you have a real talent for pl's I think and I love all of it! Thanks again!
Response: you are very welcome!!! I am loving these things and if I keep at it I will be able to use all my saved little bits and pieces.
Comment: WOW, my first wonderful PL! So awesome! Thank you for being a wonderful partner, I love everything! Your letter made me laugh snd smile and can't wait to try the vanilla chai Rooibos tea. Sounds yummy, what brand is it? You gave me some great ideas since I'm a newb at this. Lol The hubs was even impressed! Thanks again and many many <3's to you!
Response: thank you! the tea was Imperial Organics brand. try the FB for ideas that will blow your mind!!!! maybe you could add a blurb in your profile so the hubs gets some goodies too:)
Comment: Hi Val, thank you so much for the Washi tape, the samples, stickers and paper. So much fun in the envolope and they were all new to me washis, I love when tgat happens! Pm me the name of your eBay guy, I'm always looking for new suppliers, lol â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡
Response: I will be happy to enable you! Thank you and enjoy.
Comment: Thank you for the very thoughtful swap. I love all the yellow washi, the dog washi and the extras like the cat deco tape! It is obvious you looked over my profile and chose washi to fit my likes. Thank you!
Response: I like to peek, makes the mail even more fun!!! thank you!
Comment: Hey girl, thank you so much for this wonderful swap!!! It was 9 pockets of swapbotliciousness! It was like opening 9 little surprise packages. Quite the fancy decorated envie too:-) I liked the PA tag. Where on earth did you get that? I even liked how you folded your note. This is my first 9 pocket swap and I already love it!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Response: aren't these great!!! I am going to clean out the 1 and 2 pieces left bin with these!!! the PA tag came from here http://classroomclipart.com/clipart/page-9/Clipart/States/Illinois.htm I tweaked it a little in Picasa and printed as wallet size pics. The note fold was a pinterest find...envelopes come from waiting on the computer doodling! you are very welcome!!!!!
Comment: Val if I could give you ten hearts I would!! Such am amazingly thoughtful swap. My first ever pocket letter! Loved it all wow :) so much fun reading your letter and thanks for reading my profile! Happy st Patricks day to you a:))))xxxxxxxx love itttttttttttt
Response: You were one of the first PL experiments...I haven't stopped since! Thank you and so glad you liked it :)
Comment: 70 hearts for you :) Thank you so much for a fabulous swap! I like the decorated envelope!! and all the gifts you sent. The presentation was an extra bonus and I love the note. Hurrah! Thank you for putting so much effort into it! Have a great week!
Response: I have several craft related addictions; paper, washi and now these pocket letters!!! So glad you liked it and thank you!!!!!
Comment: Hello Val, your envelope was so beautiful, I didn't want to open it, but my husband insisted! :) Thank you for the nice postcards and I look forward to trying the teas you sent too! Thank you for making me smile and have a wonderful day!
Response: I know what you mean about the envelope...I have surgically opened a few :) Enjoy the tea, hope the PC's added to the collection, and thank you!!!!
Comment: lol your tape selection is fabulous! I didnt find as many christmas washis as i was hoping but now..lol Good luck on the macarons, here is a tip, let everything the batter to the macaron touches be completely dry. ONE drop of water can destroy a batch! lol hopefully that doesnt scare you lol <3
Response: thanks for the tip...we aren't scared!!!! enjoy the tape :)
Comment: WOW - I'll say it again - WOW!! What a beautiful envelope I received in my mailbox today. It was almost too pretty to open, but I did carefully. The inside contained more WOW! What a really cool Valentine mail folder you made with a the really cool Valentine items - you are so awesomely creative!! WOW! :)
Response: it is all thanks to that pesky Pinterest problem!!!
Comment: Thanks for the fun deco tapes:) Mine is pretty limited with themes so these are nice change of pace. And the extra black and white is fabulous as well! And wow, lots of stamps and some are pretty cool.
OMG! I got to meet Joe Perry at his book signing at the Cleveland Rock N Roll Hall of Fame this past fall. I took my niece. She's in her late 20s and got a kick out of meeting him. So shy, so opposite of Steven:) There's going to be a concert movie released on Feb 26 around the US. I got tickets to go see it. It's from their 2014 tour to England.
YEAH!!! Oh and I decided that 2015 was the year to join the fan club:P
Anyway, thanks for all the stuff. Take care. Happy swapping.
Response: you go girl!!!! so glad you liked the tapes, my collection is pretty limited too but now I will have more choices :)
Comment: Hello, Val! Thank you for the fun washi tapes, I appreciate that you matched them with my preferences, love them. And thank you the extras as well! I can't seem to find these kind of labels here, excited to incorporate them into future scrapbook/mailart projects :)
Response: So happy it made it!!! Glad you liked the labels, I have fun using them on envelopes.
Enjoy the washi :)
Comment: I love your washi/mail art envies! Plus, I love all your tapes (no worries if you send duplicates - all will be used). What a hoot with the "photo/application for the new group." We'll have to work on that!
Response: I try to keep my addictions and OCD off my resume so I had to send the photo.
Comment: I never complain when I see that you are my partner! Seriously LOVED the card!! And the envie!! ðŸ˜ I also found the brown WeRMemory tapes at Tuesday Morning, but didn't have any of the others. I really appreciate the thought and effort you put into your swaps. I'd give you extra hearts if I could! ðŸ’ž
Response: I DID NOT BUY all the washi at Tuesday Morning!!!! At least not any further than Monroeville, PA :) You are always welcome and THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the generous supply of washi in the colors I asked for:-) And of course, I loved your handmade card, nicely lettered envelope and note! It was a happy mail kind of day!
Response: everyday that washi comes in the mail is a happy mail day!!! especially since the washi decorated envelopes drive Mr Crabby at my local PO crazy...he doesn't think mail should be fun!!! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for such an awesome swap! I love how you did my name on the envie! Too bad the post office people couldn't deal with it-weird! Your handmade washi card is clever and adorable and the crocheted snowflakes are so pretty- thank you again for a lovely swap!!
Response: you are so very welcome!!! as for the local PO....well let's just say all those "deer" in my yard have direct lines to Santa!!!! wishing you and yours the best! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: Wow, I love the way you addressed and decorated the envelope for the cards - so pretty! And thank you for the snowflakes, they're hanging on my living room lamp (my tree is too small). :o)
I'll be sending the cards along with the next round.
Response: YEAH!!!!!! Now I will get something from Santa :) Thank you for sending on the cards and THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!
Comment: Wonder choices! The card and envelope were stunning! It is nice to meet another Valerie in the world. I am so used to being called Val that when someone uses my full name I feel like I am in trouble. :) Thank you for the lovely swap! Merry Christmas!
Response: hehehe Valerie Ann meant I was IN TROUBLE!!!! Enjoy and THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!
Comment: What a special swap, Val. Thanks! You sent a generous number of tapes, and I simply love what you did with the washi tape "gift packages." Wish I had thought of that. Look forward to swapping again!
Response: Pinterest is to thank for the cards...thought I had better start 'using' the washi tape rather than stare at it!! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for such an awesome selection of cards and extras! I love that you included a little bit of information about each one too! ðŸ˜„ I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Response: Happiest turkey day to you and your too!!!! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!
Comment: Wowwwww! I am so thankful for this swap, your package made my week :) The tea wallet is perfect, I love the fabric and the love that was put into making it. It is so hippy and cute and I cannot wait to carry around my love for tea in such a lovely tea wallet.Thank you for the extra goodies (they will all be put to good use) and lovely letter. Thank you so much, Val! Happy Swapping!
Response: So glad to have added some joy!!! Now relax with a nice cup of tea. THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!
Comment: You are too funny, sending me a pretty washi card that includes re-usable strips on the front & back :) I love your samples and only had one. Just when we all worry we are sending the same ones, we realize we really aren't! LOL! :)
Response: I had to start practicing using the short samples...this might have been a good thing I have actually USED some of the samples I received:) THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap. I love the heart & clouds tape. I've wanted to get some for a while, so YIPEE! I loved the card you made & the extras you sent were awfully nice. Thanks again...great swapping with you :)
Response: I had a hard time 'stopping' with this swap! Glad you liked the samples and THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the great collection of tape! Loved you note - its even harder when I have to see washi tape at work everyday - sadly (or not), I have every pattern that we carry and only have to go crazy when we get a new one!
Response: If I looked at it everyday I probably wouldn't want it!!! So glad you liked the tape.
THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the Amish PC. I have visited the Pa Amish Country many times. Love the food-wish my life could be that simple. Half my votes are for Sadie and the rest for Alfonso. Also, we could possibly be twins seperated at birth-I love my Pool time. The best exercise ever:-)
Response: If you have ever have a chance to visit Ohio's Amish Country do it! Different food, atmosphere, everything. GO team Sadie! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: thanks for the Pittsburgh PC. its really pretty.. I like skyline pics like that :) the stamps are also cool! its a refreshing change from the hummingbird stamp which is the only one i can find on usps:(
Response: Pittsburgh is really pretty!!! Try murphs-stamps.com/ for some old stamps. Warning...they sometimes confuse the PO!?!?! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: Hi Val! The pc arrived safely and will be sent on new adventures soon! Lucky pcs, I want to travel as much! LOL! Thank you for the extra notecard as well! Will pm you! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you for passing them on!!!! Don't you wish you could spend a few weeks laying around, doing nothing in some of the places they have been!!! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: Re-rating Val, thank you so much for the enclosures. Your card will be traveling again in R34. Thanks for your patience! Hugz, Mandy
I'm rating you 5 since we've had a postal strike for 2 months now, and won't know what's happened to the card you sent. I live in hope that it will be amongst the tons of mail that will need to be sorted once they go back to work - we live in hope!!
Response: I hope so too...one of the cards was mine and it was soooo happy seeing the world! I would be in mail withdraw by now, hope it ends for you soon. THANK YOU FOR RATING!
Comment: Here's a miracle- I didn't have even one of the samples you sent! How is that even possible??? That means there are MORE OUT THERE that I need to find! Bahahaha! Not sure what it is about washi that makes it so fun but, hey, I admit I have a problem. LOL! Thanks for all the fun tapes and extras and for hosting this cool swap :)
Response: I think it is scary!!!!! But I want it all too...or at least a 12" piece of it :) THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the samples! I absolutely love the owl and turtle tape. Where did you find it?
Response: The owls were a hand me down; a friends daughter is a massive scrapbooker and we occasionally 'raid' each others goodies :) she hates washi, and I always liked her!!! The turtle is American Girl washi found at Micheal's, don't know if they still have it.
THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!
Comment: Love the washis! I don't have any of those tapes- amazing how many different ones are out there. Thanks for those and the pretty notecard and cute stickers, too! I'm glad you joined my swap! Oh, really like how you wrote my name and address on the envie. You're very creative!
Response: creative...more like bored silly! I LOVE getting new tapes, the collection of playing cards is growing :) THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!!
Comment: Your envie and card...Soooo cute! And what a great collection of tapes! Yes, they are all my favorites too. Who can pick just seven!?! Thank you so much, and I am glad you are enjoying the goodies. B-)
Response: you are very welcome! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely floral tapes! I really love your envelope art with the washi tape and your creative lettering for my name/address. Thank you for brightening my day! :)
Response: SO glad I made your day. The envelopes are getting mixed reactions at the PO...either they love them or act like they are in a foreign language and they can't read it...THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!
Comment: Hey thanks Val for the washi tapes there were only a couple of duplicates but they are two I love anyway so all is good! Love the personal stationary of yours too it was cute! Thanks for the extras! :) Liked the way you used different lettering on my address too!
Response: You are very welcome...the envelope is a result of boredom and too much Pinterest! THANK YOU FOR RATING!!!!
Comment: Opening this envelope made my day. You are always such a thoughtful and considerate partner, I truly appreciate you. I am LOL about Pinterest. Love that site. I LOVE trying new recipes. Thank you so much for trying to pair up Washi from my Etsy favorites. You are the best.
Response: You are very welcome!!! Enjoy and THANK YOU FOR RATING
Comment: World washi domination - love it ;) That's so awesome about your lucky find at the craft store bag sale - I would have done the same thing - digging in the box with wild abandon LOL! Thank you for a wonderful selection of tape. I love your washi banner envelope decor too, plus the extra list paper sheets!! :)
Response: you are very welcome and THANK YOU FOR RATING!
Comment: Hi Valerie, thanks for the lovely tapes, very nice selection. I like the way you decorated the envelope. And your note was very much appreciated. I totally agree about people not rating, you put it nicely. Thanks so much, hope we'll be partners again. Barbara
Response: sorry if you were a victim of my rating rant!!! thank you for rating and enjoy the tapes!!!!!
Comment: Whoa! I don't have ANY of the cool washi samples you sent which is a miracle considering my washi buying addiction!! Thank you (and thanks for the extra tapes!) I had to smile at your resolution to not buy more. I'm in the same boat! Lol. Good luck to both of us on that :)
Response: I fell off the wagon this past weekend...scary when there are no duplicates, isn't it!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the great washi samples. My favorite is the owl on green - thanks for reading my profile ;) Thank you for sending extra tape, also. And I looked at the original envelope. The only thing I can figure is that the machines had a hard time reading the address (because it was pretty script) and maybe using "Indiana" instead of the code IN. But I got it so it doesn't matter. Thanks for sending again!
Response: I believe the problem might have been on my end...I had an envelope 'poo-pood' at the PO this morning for being 'to fancy'...glad it made it this time!
Comment: What a wonderful selection of tapes you sent in the lovely washi decorate envelope. The cute "Valerie" stationery was a great find at the thrift store!. I will have lots of fun using these tapes!! Long live washi tape - LOL! :) :)
Response: so happy to enable and join the revolution!!!! thank you
Comment: Thank u so much for the washi, I loved the greenish blue with the words, the pink striped, and the green with the words hope, wish,etc. I loved the envelope your lettering was so awesome. And such kind words in the card. Thanks again
Response: my doodling is out of control...along with the washi tape collection...so happy to share! thank you
Comment: Hiya Val,
Thankyou for your sending on the postcard, your cute extras and the letter, it's one of my favourite swaps too, I'm so excited to get my postcards back. Like you I'v only got one back but I can't wait to see where the other has been. White landscaps are so much better than slushy brown.. I wish winteer went straight to spring without the slush and melt!
Response: sounds like a good idea!!!! but then the sun is shinning today, and it is snowing !?!?!?
Comment: With your user name, you sound like you should be from California! Thanks for the snow! ( We haven't had snow here since 1976. Before that it snowed in 1962!) I love the love card as well! Happy New Year!
Response: I can send some more snow and a jar of sub-zero temperatures if you would like!!!! thank you
Comment: Thanks so much for the orange FQs - really different from anything I have. I just love having all my FQs stacked in order, but you're right - we do need to start using them. Sorry for the late rating, but we were out of town for a few weeks. Happy Holidays and thanks again.
Response: now we just need time! thank you and happiest of holidays.
Comment: Hi Val! Your envelope arrived today! I will make sure to send that postcard onto another adventure in the next round! Thank you for the extra postcard! The trees in Pennsylvania are lovely! Take care, Karen
Response: thank you! the leaves are gone now...this week we get snow...I will pass on the PC!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous headband!!! It is so toasty and warm and I just love the colours! I am so glad you took part in this swap - you're so talented at crochet. I'd love to see more of your work. Thank you also for the extra flower. I still need to decide what to put it on!
Response: Thank you!!! unfortunately that is the extent of my creativity...scarves, headbands, cowls, shrugs, and flowers...most patterns confuse me! Stay warm and thank you again
Comment: your postcard arrived right on the deadline day and I had already sent another new postcard of my own to my partner :D. but apparently I am the last signer for the postcard you sent, so I will send it back to the owner. thank you for the Pittsburgh stadium.
Comment: thanks so much for the neat teas and extra's! EWWW smoked tea does not sound good lol, i can see why you didn't like it. Headed to Pittsburgh this weekend to see niece, hope it stays wrm and dry :)
Response: Ahhh a weekend in the burgh! Saturday AM we will have rain and Sunday PM a mess with the baseball and football games overlapping the parking lots! Thank you
Comment: So your squares were on the very top of the stack. So much for being put to the bottom of the list. Summer hasn't been the best here. Thinking it's over already. Trees are changing fast. Thank you!
Response: thank you...tonight on the news they talked about school starting...where did summer go?!?!?!
Comment: Awesome bag! Thank you! The fabric you used near the top (the red with black oriental writing) is a fabric I bought once, I got the last two fat quarters at the store and made a purse with them and have received so many compliments and questions about where to find that fabric. Love that you used some on the bag you made. :)
Response: YEAH!!!! I have several FQ of it too...I think mine came from a bundle I bought at Tuesday Morning. thank you
Comment: I love your teapot ATC! Thank you so much, it's adorable. What Cricut cartridge did you use, I may need to get that one. Thanks for joining the swap and the extras, I'm sure I will use them. â™¥
Response: thank you! the cart is Kate's ABC's.. .and it is really sad when you buy a cart for 1 or 2 images....so sad :)
Comment: Wow! Many hearts! Everything was so great--the notecards, the ATC, the candle, the tea, the mug rug. The teapot and cup were a wonderful surprise. And the stadium postcard for my collection. I'm sure I'm forgetting something. All so fun--many thanks.
Response: You are very welcome! Enjoy it all and thank you
Comment: Thank you for so many great images. Also for all the fabulous text pages. At first I thought this was for a decorated envelope swap because you did such a fantastic job on my name and address. Love it!
Response: I've been doodling and playing with my envelopes lately...keeps the local PO amused! Enjoy and thank you!
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS!! I LOVE MY NEEDLEBOOK!! I love the colors and the crocheting! I love it all!! I have already moved into it! I can see the attention and time you took to make this and it shows in the design you made. I smile when ever I see it in my purse! You will always be with me! Thank you!
Response: Why thank you!!!! I love the look of thread crochet, and I loved making the book. Enjoy and thanks again
Comment: Thank you for the very unique dotee! It is my first dotee ever! I love the colors and fabrics you used on her and her hair is GREAT! : ) Thanks for the cool collection of stamped images too - you have quite a collection! Loved everything!!
Response: So glad you liked her! I really tried for the 'goth' look. I also have a rubber stamp addiction so there are lots of images...thank you
Comment: Thanks for making my day WONDERFUL. I really love everything you sent for this swap - "F-L-O-W-E-R" as a perfect word! I used that one too for my partner. It was neat to see what you gave for each letter and I will definitely have fun playing with everything. Your handmade flower card was wonderful too. Thank you again!!
Response: this was a great swap! so glad you liked what I sent, have fun creating! thank you
Comment: Thank you for the koolaid! I am actually dyeing Easter eggs with koolaid this year! It is really fun and the kids love the smell. I don't know what it is, but everyone is doing violets. I started mine and they were violet, and you did a violet round and so one of my other partners! I am going to dig out some orange or something so it is actually scrappy!
Response: I was peeking at profiles!!! or feeling monochromatic who knows :) More than likely it was the yarn on top...have fun dying eggs and thank you.
Comment: I like your idea of having everyone sign the card to let you know who did the round. Wish I had thought of that. Also thank you for the ATC cards. Was that a stamp for the backs? I really like it.
Response: I thought the 'list' would be fun so I have been signing the backs of the pieces I have sent along. The ATC back is a stamp, I've had it forever.
Comment: Thanks a lot for the 3 postcards and what you wrote about your country. I like to diccover other places. And thanks for the very beautifull envie. I recieved themm today because you forgot the" mail postcode." (i don't know how to say in English) .
Response: so sorry I have no idea how I missed the postcode (zip code in English). So glad you enjoyed the PC and thank you!!!!
Comment: Hi Val!! Wow, what a great from swap you!! Thank you! I loved reading about your town and Pittsburgh. Nope, I'm not a fan of any local pro teams here!!! I'm from NJ and we take the PA Tpke to visit my Mom. I'll wave next time!! : ) Really glad to have met you through this swap!!!
Response: or keep your eyes open...I drive the turnpike to and from work, my name is on my license plate!!!! thank you
Comment: Thank you for the envie stuffed full of fun birds and bees. What a nice variety you shared. I especially like the embossed pages with the bird and words Hello Friend! I haven't seen that folder. Is it available any longer? Thank you for the stamped images and what punch do you use for the bees. I just love all of it. Thank you for joining the swap and tons of hearts to you.
Response: thank you so much for hosting such a fun swap! I sent you a message about the folder and die.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope, card, and teas! I can't wait to try the Rose Chai- that looks so interesting!! I don't have tea cups yet either..just mugs, like you! At least I have a couple of Dr. Who mugs to drink from though, hehe :)
Response: just raise your pinky when drinking from the mug...seems to help! thank you and enjoy
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love the magnet, stickers, fabric, and everything else you sent! The car coaster is such a neat idea, can't wait to try it out. My favorite is the chalkboard wall decals! They are awesome!! They already found a spot on the wall by my door, they are perfect for leaving last minute messages and reminders for my husband and kid's!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Response: so glad you liked everything! this was a fun swap! thank you
Comment: I collect pincushions, so this is really a treat! Thank you so much for all three of them! The tiny one is my favorite b/c it's my first tiny one. Thank you for the tea as well. I've never had Rose Chai. <3
Response: So happy to add to your collection! I love making the bottle cap pincushions. Thank you
Comment: Thank you :) I love the smell of the tropical wax melt..it's relaxing. Also love the magnetic wind chime..very neat. I'm glad the holidays are over so that I can get my house in order. Have a Happy New Year.
Response: thought you might enjoy a
tropical breeze!!! thank you!
Comment: I love how you spelled "SNOW" with useful and fun items. The fabric and the zippers will be used on a couple projects I have started...and the napkins will be nice for either crafting cards or when friends stop by. This is my 'first' washi tape--I've always wondered what it looked like. A million hearts to you. Happy Holidays!
Response: oh great...now I've got you addicted to washi tape, sorry!
Enjoy and thank you!
Comment: Hands down those are the prettiest wrapped presents that I have received! Thank you so much, they look delightful under the tree. Sorry about the late rating, I had to wait for my mom to bring them to Maine after the move. Merry Christmas!
Response: I am so glad you finally received them...one of the gifts I really hope you like!!!!! thank you
Comment: Val ~ I just love the inchies you made for me!! All so very festive and I love the cloth ones and the snowflaked encased on is great! Thanks again for so creative inchies and have a wonderful holiday season ~~
Response: Once I get started making these I can't stop!!!! thank you
Comment: Finale update: Everything has been opened and I can easily say, one of the best swaps I have received! Love everything on each day, love the packaging and care of each item and if I could, I would give a dozen hearts! Thank you so much!! Hope Santa gave you everything you wanted, you deserve it!
Midway update: My daughter is helping me open 1 package a day. We are up to #6 (we are a day behind) Loving everything so far! Don't you just love the jelly bellies Dips?!
Oooh!! You are making it so hard to wait! Love how you packaged everything and even embossed the tags! I put it away so I don't have to look at it! Thank you!!
I dug out all my advent swaps today...now just counting the days!!! Hope you love it all and thank you!!
Comment: Val...I wish I could ive you 100 hearts...you went all out on this swap:) The card is amazing and your artwork on the envie is exceptional!! You and your Dad really know how to feast...your menu is mouth watering and thank you for sharing all your holiday traditions and recipes with me...I NEVER had heard of amish that don't do shoofly pie!! You are truly thoughtful for sending such a wonderful swap and the drinks for our chilly evenings:) HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your DAD!! ...Charlene
Response: why thank you. Really they have no clue what shoofly pie is...but that peanut butter spread is a killer!!! happiest of holidays.
Comment: Love the Saying on the notecard... it is true. Thank you for the teas and the teatags, most of them are new for me, so you made my collection grow. The silver teabag is perfect for this swap: Anonymous tea for an anonymous partner :-)
Response: the outer box was all about the company and packaging being environmentally friendly...the generic wrap was a surprise to me! thank you
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful teas and the sweet note! The teas are all new to me. Just like you, I am trying to find a herbal tea I like, maybe I'll like the Teekanne tea. We only have red rooibos in here, so I'm excited to try the green rooibos. I hope you are fine after the hurricane! :o
Response: Thank you, we had a lot of rain, some wind, but nothing like some suffered on the east coast. Enjoy! Thank you
Comment: I was floored, how beautiful and awesome.
Rarely do I wish there could be a way to give more than one heart, and this is one of them.
The wall hanging, is just so nice. It will go in my kitchen!
Response: I wa stuck on making a canvas...I liked the way it turned out and glad you did too!!!! Thank you
Comment: What a great find - the Basic Grey card kit; I love bargains, and the card came out great! Thank you for the generous assortment of tea. I love how you did my address - I love creative lettering. You made my day!!
Response: Enjoy...I think tea weather is finally here to stay. thank you
Comment: I absolutely love love love the ATC you created!, Thank you! Definitely staying in my collection binder for good :) Also, thank you for the coupons you included as an extra tid-bit, I appreciate it. Always can save some money.
Response: YEAH!!! so glad you liked it and I know I love coupons! Thank you
Comment: Thank you so, so much for everything. WHAT A GREAT PACKAGE OF GIFTS!
Wow! I am so excited for December to roll around so I can open your gifts FIRST! Absolutely adore the wrapping - stitching and doilies! You must be a fellow paper-o-phile. :P Will update your rating as soon as I open these delicious packages!
Response: paper, ribbon, twine, washi problems...I have lots of issues!!!!! thank you
Comment: Thank you so much - what beautiful packaging. I'm going to save this for Christmas to open - they are so pretty though - I hope I can wait! I opened everything tonight and what a smile you put on my face. I love the swap cards and notecards - you did a fantastic job on them. The smash book supplies will really come in handy! Thank you so much
Response: waiting is the hardest part of these swaps...thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the magazine. Boy, real estate is really high there. With your dream house, you will have to win really big. Love Eastern Carolina. Prices are really reasonable here. We paid $197,000 for our brick 8 room home with double garage and large patio over looking the 13th hole of the Emerald Golf Course. We have the most beautiful back yard and don't have to take care of it. Love your job, I did some when I was in high school for a local florist but never pursued it afterward. I just do it for me or some of the neighbors who want something special and don't want to pay the price. Take care and I hope you win big so you can get your dream home. Shirley
Response: high really? we always thought it was reasonable...Dad also watches all the home shows, again just incase we hit! thank you
Comment: What a WONDERFUL assortment of bird items you sent! I am just thrilled! I love the little inchies (did you make them?), the little owl name tags, the playing cards and that LOVELY sewn envelope! I must learn how to make those--I love them so much. Thank you for making this swap so special for me! Wish I could give you 100 hearts :+)
Response: yes I made the inchies, the playing cards were in the stash - no idea where they came from and I've been playing with envelopes lately...so glad you liked it all! thank you
Comment: Oh my goodness. I 5 & heart is not enough. You deserve sooo much more. I was completely amazed. What a gorgeous package & u are amazing. Loved the journal. Also thanks for including my daugther, she loves getting stuff in my packages, and I love seeing her smiling face when she gets something. Also you were very thoughtful with everything you included. Loved the Despicable Me Penny! Thanks again!
Response: you are very welcome, glad the munchkin liked her small gift!!! thank you
Comment: I love the forrest gump coin! I am new to swapping and did not realize there was a site you could look up locations of penny machines. It doesn't surprise me though. If your bookeeper didn't get excited about that she is the strange one! :) I'm ready right now to make out my own list.
Response: When my nephew was young, he could smell/sense the machines...walk into a store and he would say, "I smell money"... he was better than the website. Thank you!!!
Comment: Val...Absolutely adore this card you made with the matching decorated envie:) This side of the state is HOT and HUMID as well:( Thanks so much for the card, nice note,the drink packets and prayer penny!!! "Go forth and CREATE!!!"" Love it all....Charlene
Response: you are very welcome, stay cool and thanks!
Comment: What a Different Care.. love the Tag on Front with Hi and the colored Tapes.... and special Thank you for the 3 recipes... I can't wait to try the Apple Dumpling one.. and of course the Peanut Butter Spread... We have several Amish Families on my Road and in this township and lots more closer to the PA line....
Response: I was in a card making frenzy!The apple dumplings are great!!! Can't wait till the apples start coming in. Thanks
Comment: LOTS of effort put into your answers! I really enjoyed reading them. Your home sounds very "homey." I always wanted to live with my Dad--and I will DEFINITELY check out "bad dog." We are both lucky to have permanent craft rooms--woohoo--here's to leaving the mess in one place! Thanks again.
Response: why thank you! and the mess sometimes over flows...
Comment: Thank you for your fun tiny tea mail. The tea all looks good - in fact, I'm about to steep up a cup now. I think I'll try...the Justin Lloyd smooth genmaicha jade green. Loved your creative card & envie too. What a fun mail day for me (smile).
Response: isn't every tea a new adventur!?!?!? thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the story behind the words - I can SO picture it happening to you, lol. Glad you got it to stop when you finished this beautiful art page. I'm very happy to add it to my collection.
Response: he isn't singing in your head now...is he? :) thank you
Comment: Thanks a lot for the yummy tea and the Notecard! Excuse me for not rate you before but lately the postal service between Spain and USA is very slowly... i don't know the reason, maybe the summer or our service that is very bad because there are few people working on it... anyway thanks for your patience and for all! Take care!
Response: I wasn't worried...mail is soooooo slow...thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely package! I am a cancer survivor, so it is so fitting. Breast cancer runs in my mother's side of the family; we've all gotten it. Only my grandmother died from it, thank goodness all others have caught it early. I'm having a cup of tea now since it is a cold rainy day today :(
Hugs to you!
Response: so happy to have made your day!!! enjoy and thank you
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice teas! I got a kick out of your note card, too! it made me laugh because not even a salon can do my hair well any more! it is thin and straight :( Thanks for the chuckle!
Comment: I don't know why, but it won't let me give you a heart!
I loved the squares, Val, thank you! I love blue, but I have to admit, I love the square with the flower center even more! Maybe we can swap patterns some time!
Response: My patterns are your patterns, I'll message you a link to my pinterest. thank you!
Comment: Thanks Val for all the cute inchies that you made me.How did you make the ones with the background in white that looks almost like little beads. My very fav. is the one with the lace and you sewed the flowers on it. And of course, I couldn't help but smile at the "ghost" inchie.
Response: the beads are peyote stitch, a sort of bead weaving. I think it is easy, once you get the hang of it, I just get board doing it so inchie size is perfect! thank you!!
Comment: That is some of the most interestng fabric I've received from swap-botters. Sets my mind spinning about how to use it. Thanks too forthe ribbon and twine.
Response: I marvel at all the finds I receive too!!! Some of us must have incredible fabric stores. Look on pinterest for ideas...maybe not, I spend more time gathering ideas than I will ever have the time for :)
Comment: You certainly were true to your word and gave me an overly, overly STUFFED ziplock!! It felt like Christmas as I pulled out each item...the socks are perfect--FL does have some cold days in January...I'll use the punch-outs in my new-found craft--handmade cards...the nougats will be shared with my 85 yr old neighbor...hot cho & flavored teas are always a welcomed gift...ah! there are so many wonderful gifts...a million thanks and hearts! HUGS!!
Response: I would have sent more candy if I knew you were going to share! Enjoy!!
Comment: Hi again! You are doing great with your tea selections. I really like that apricot white tea so I'm very happy to see another bag of it! And this Justin Lloyd green tea you sent has me ever so intrigued! I can't wait to try it! Thank you for all of them! I love these tea swaps too! Marvelously fun!
Response: enjoy...I love the apricot too, might have to stash a few bags for iced tea...if it ever warms up again...
Comment: Val - WOW! What wonderful packages you sent! This swap was a true joy! The yarn is gorgeous and i have several ideas of things to do with it. i LOVE the vintage snowflake pattern booklet. ALL of it was so wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: you are welcome! now go make a snowflake :)
Comment: I love your Santa note paper, very cute! I know it doesn't really get as cold here as in other places, but in the evenings when the temperature drops to the 40"s we freeze. So I really enjoy Hot Drinks. I can't wait to open my surprises...I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!
Response: Yeah, yeah, yeah...I have a wholesaler in LA who doesn't wear flip flops under 70 degrees, it didn't go above freezing here today!!! Hope you stay warm!! thanks
Comment: Hello. Thank you so much for the stamp bags and also some extra stickers and a sticker bag. I was glad you wrote a small note for me and your stamps on the envelope were also beautiful. And thank you for sending me back my stamp bag in different mail as well. That small envelope for the stamps was not handmade, I bought it . I hope to swap with you again. Have a great day.
Comment: If I could, I would give you an infinity of heart... I really appreciate your creation, the teas, the note,... Like you, everyday I pick up in my selection of teas to discover teas I received by here... and tomorrow in my office I will certainly try one of yours and your protection for my cup (or maybe my hands ;)...)
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful inchies - they're great even if there not your favorite tint of red! I especially love the sewn Breast Cancer one. Thanks for all the extras and the pink envelope and holder were great.
Response: Thank you! I've been wanting to try the tulle background for a while and that inchies just called for it! Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and teas. I tried the lemon one this morning and used your suggestions on how to make it. SO GOOD. I would have never guessed your card was homemade if you didnt say anything. Thank you!!
Comment: Hi Val- wow lucky me!! Love-love-love all the stuff you packed in the ziplock, especially the photo-strip,I was looking for that for a while already!! But I will enjoy EVERYTHING!!
Thanks a 6 and 6 stars :)
Response: why thank you! now go create somthing!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the many awesome Inchies :) So many extra ones! I can't decide which of them is my favourite... I love the one with the flower and the butterfly...and the one out of felt....and the one covered in yarn... Love them all!
Response: I have a hard time stopping once I start creating...to many ideas...thanks!
Comment: What an awesome swap! I love the card and the matching package of goodies--such a beautiful presentation I didn't want to open it! I will have fun experimenting with the grunge board (always wanted to try some), and those cute little clothes hangers, among other things.
Response: why thank you! but please open it, play and enjoy! Those clothes hangers are the cutest!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love all the teas you chose:D Funny thing about the lemon pie card. I gave the front to my youngest, Kate, who;s 19. She just had me get a frozen lemon merigne at the grocery. It's the only pie she really likes. So she was tickled with the card. I trimmed the edges with those fancy cut scissors and Kate's going to use it for a bookmark. So that was kind of funny. Anyhow, thanks much:D
Response: YEAH!! enjoy the tea and the new bookmark...again I'm sorry I couldn't send the real thing :)
Comment: Val! Gasp! Got your inchies today! I am soooo happy! I LOVE them all...you are amazing. And I love, love, love the presentation idea. Perfect. I put it in an easel on my desk where I can see it all the time. THANK YOU for making these so special!
Response: so glad you liked them...I admit I'm a little 'glitter challenged' my bathroom is still sparkling :) Enjoy!!
Comment: Your creations are always top quality! These charms were no exception, and the card you attached them to is too sweet! Thanks so much! They need an extra hearts checkbox for swappers like you! <3 <3 <3
Response: so glad you liked them and thank you for rating, thank you for commented, thank you for swapping!!!
Comment: Thank you so much Val for the awesome package of tag goodies. I love the way you wrapped it too! I am making tags for Christmas now so that was the perfect direction for you to go. I appreciate you reading my profile!. My favorite type of package...a bit of this a bit of that and fun to open and use!!! Hugs and Hearts!!! Pat
Response: Oh good it finally made it! I was trying to get together a replacement by the weekend but I was quickly running out of 'week'! Glad you liked everything and get moving on Christmas...it will be here before we know it :o
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for the most beautiful inchies. And instead of 3 you sent 8! Woo Hoo! I REALLY love the one you sewed with the beads - so cool. And I appreciate the great extra inchie backs! Thanks for the wonderful swap!
Response: I can never stop at the number requested...There are to many ideas begging to be created! Enjoy
Comment: OMG! I love how you presented your charms! Your extra effort made your wonderful charms really a special gift to receive. I will never again just send mine without the extra oomph that you gave. I just sat there last night drooling over the card wondering if I wanted to take the button charms off or just enjoy the card on my desk board for a while. Thank you thank you thank you. Can't say enough. Truly the best swap I have ever gotten.. and thats not even including the extra bracelet you sent. Thank you for it all. Can't wait to see what you might send in future swaps.
Response: Wow!!! thank you...but...I scraplifted the card...it is what happens when one spends too much time on pinterest. The bracelet was a thank you, thank you for setting up all of these fun swaps. Now put the last two swap's charms on it and show everyone in the future swaps what they are missing!!!!
Guess I had better start finding inspiration for the next swap!
Comment: Hi Val, thanks ever so much for all the fab material! I think they all class as brown as far as I can tell - but I'm grateful for all the goodies! Please accept my apologies for the late rating.
Comment: Thank-you so much for the swap. The handmade card with your letter looked awesome! I love the different text (and different language) effect on the flower. Filing that idea away for future crafting ;-)
Response: thank you! I've been doing a lot of "filing" too...now I need to find time!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the stamp bags, state quarters, and the nice note! I really enjoyed reading your letter and your notecard is beautiful. I especially like how you made the flower by layering paper with different print (newsprint, music, asian writing)... very creative!!
Response: thank you! I have a facination with flowers and paper...glad I could add to your collection, even though Philadelphia is on the other side of the state most of my quarters did not have the P
Comment: The charms you sent were adorable, the little ice cream cone is SO cute, and I think I need to get some of those wool balls to play with! The little package you put together was just lovely! I opened it very carefully so I could put it back together afterwards to keep in my binder with handmade cards and things! SO pretty!!
Response: wow..thank you, the packaging is now part of my pinterest addiction! see you in 'white buttons'?
Comment: Loving all my new charms! Yours are no exception! Wasn't this fun? I am thinking of a button charm swap next. Are you up for more charming creativity? Let me know. Thank you for making this a great swap!
Response: sign me up!!! real buttons, fimo buttons, or other buttons...can ya tell I have a million charm ideas?!?!?!
Comment: Thankyoufor the lovely bird Inches ,they are so cute. I love the fabric one , it is nice. I love the card and how you created it. Thankyou Val for the postcards, lovely ones for my collection,thanks love jennifer.
Response: glad they finally arrived, poor little things have been flying forever!!! Enjoy and thanks.
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!!! Where did you get all the cheese labels? Cute packaging, too!!!
Response: I have a craft junk/recycling center/ home for the odd things store...really I have no other way to explain it! The cheese labels came from there, so did the heavy bingo card/board. I go about once a month, dig thru the piles of 'stuff' and come home with a nice size bag full of goodies!!!! enjoy!
Comment: Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry. I apparently joined a Tea Swap #3 and an international tea swap # 3 and got the two confused. Thank you so much for your wonderful packages!! Ty loved everything you sent and my tea selections were great. Sorry for the confusion...
Response: I too am confused by all the tea swaps!!! But I'm getting such interesting teas! Enjoy
Comment: Thank you so much for the great sewing goodies. I think the pin pickeruper is fantastic. Dropping pins and then picking them up with my feet is a skill that I am good at. Perhaps I can put an end to that now.
Response: now that you can create "pain free" go make something!!!!
Comment: I LOVE the decorated "F" you sent for my wall! It is PERFECT! It is the first letter I've ever received so that makes it wvwn more special to me! You did an amazing job! I love that you added the foxes and used my fav color
combination! And yes, there are 4 of us but that is ok!;) it's darling!!!!!! I also love tge little fox swap cards you made me!!! Big hugs!!!!!! Lots of hearts!!!
Response: so glad you liked it...and apologize again to the SO!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great mini, I love it. In fact, I loved everything about your package! Thanks for being such a great partner. And the stamp bag is cool. I promise to pass it right along. Hope we'll trade again soon in our great little group:)
Response: so glad you liked it...let me know what you are doing with yours...mine is just sitting here, looking at me, begging to be completed!!!!
Comment: Wow, I got my package today, and what an awesome surprise it was!! Everything in it was WONDERFUL, and I especially loved the little cloth scrapbook and all the lovely beads & jewelry--a fabulous and thoughtful package! Thank you so much, Val, for fantastic swap from a swapper with a generous heart :-) hugs, teresa
Response: Have fun with the book...I keep staring at mine hoping it will make its self...have fun creating!
Comment: Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL flashing tape ATC. I love the way you used the wood grained embossing design. Great texture -- I don't mind the "bumpiness" at all! Thanks for the extras too -- and the lovely greeting card and postage stamps. Perfectly wonderful swap!! <3<3<3
Comment: China arrived! Love your atc! Lucky you to have gone into China. Don't think that I will be having that opportunity. I would love to 'walk' the Great Wall, also. When you win the lottery, can I go too? Thanks for the extras.
Response: I'll put you on the lottery list! I wouldn't start packing anytime soon.....
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS! What a lovely gift you made for me. I could not have been more touched. Thank you so much! I love all of the little extras and surprise details. Your work and creativity is amazing! Olivia will someday cherish the scrapbook as much as me. BIG HUG!
p.s. loved your note and the way you addressed the envelope--you made my day!
Response: only the best for grandma!!!
I was just as excited to make it, I needed to do something PINK and girly and baby for a change.
fill it with precious pics:)
Comment: The stamps bags are great! You understood well, so no worries. They are so cute and nicely made. I will pas them on and hope that they will return to your home one day. Thanks for reading my profile and sending the teas and teatags. I didn't have the Tetley one so you made my collection grow :-)
Response: guess what! there are more stamp bags on their way to you...feel free to spread them all over Europe!
Comment: oh i knew as soon as i saw that beautiful envie in my mailbox that inside would be some wonderful treasures..and I was so right! :) The sqaure you created for my banner is just DARLING!! I love all the sparkle & whimsy, and i have recently become aware of (and LOVE!) all the cute versions of the "Keep Calm" saying, so how perfect! You are so creative and i am lucky to have been your partner in this swap! Your square will be a lovely addition to my artistic banner! The extras were so sweet & all VERY "me" as well, thank you so much for your generosity & thoughtfulness! And although it will be hard for me to part with...you won't mind if I share your art envie with another swapper somewhere along the line...? (with full art credit to YOU of course!) I always have a hard time parting with such prettiness, but like to "recycle" and share too! THANK YOU again for a wonderful package! Swap hugs! :)
Response: WOW!!! thank you! pleae feel free to recycle the envie, I'm all for it. I have one lonly banner so I need to do a few more of these to make a 'proper' bunting, maybe we will swap again!
Comment: Oh, thanks SO much for those tyvek baggies! I have Betz's book and love to read her blog, she's a great inspiration! :) And the Center for Creative Reuse sounds so interesting! Thanks again! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: YOU HAVE THE BOOK!!! I would love to take a class from her...enjoy the bag.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a wonderful and thoughtful swap! I always read profiles and try to send thoughtful swaps, so it is a real pleasure to receive from another swapper who does the same....it's not quantity, it's quality of thoughtfulness...Hopefully next time I'll get to be the sender and show my appreciation! I absolutely love my beautiful red wallet! I'd give you 10 â™¥s if I could! Thank you so much! â™¥Anita
Response: I like to send extras, mini gifts! Makes me happy, hope it make the receiver happy, and I get my postage monies worth! See ya next swap ;)
Comment: Thank You for the Yellow Inchies. They are truly beautiful. Each one is unique and very special. I Love Them All! I can see I have alot to learn about mixing media. Thanks for sending me such excellent examples. They are my very first. :)
Response: I have never been able to decide on just one medium...and a 1x1 offers me the perfect sample canvas!!! Enjoy
Comment: Val - THANK YOU!!! YES I AM SCREAMING! It was like Christmas in an envelope. I can tell that you read my profile and sent me so many goodies. This is by far my best swap experience so far. If I could give you more than one heart rating I would. Thank you Thank you Thank you Tara
Response: now stop screaming and go create something!!!
Comment: I received your swap package today and Whoo Whee - it's a goodie! Love the inchies (esp. the rampant lion one since that is my name -- very cool embellie)! All have a wonderful TH vibe to them. Thanks for the gorgeous materials and postage stamps. Can hardly wait to use them in projects. And the pet coupons were very thoughtful! <3<3<3 Hope to swap with you again soon.
Response: I swear I had no idea about the lion...so glad you liked him!!! Hope we swap agin soon too...
Comment: Thank you for all the extras! Loved this. could have sworn I rated you over a week ago, I must have forgotten to hit "save ratings" so sorry! An awesome package of envelopes, way higher than my expectations loved it!
Response: That "save button" gets me to...then I get the email notice and get all paranoid!!! enjoy!
Comment: Sorry, I just realized I haven't yet rated this swap. But your ATC was just beautiful--I loved the dimensionality of it. It is one of the nicest ATCs I have ever received in a swap. Thank you for sending it.
Response: why thank you...I love texture and the TH style is perfect for me!!! till the next swap!
Comment: Hmmmmmm, lets see how about 10 Hearts....I love everything you sent.....can't wait to try the cider (never seen it like that before)....and the Journal prompts & "spaces" are just priceless.....I love to Journal & this will make it look so neat......and thanks very much for the stamps..still learning how to use them.....but getting there......thank you - thank you
Response: thought you might need a space to write all those heartfelt memos...till next week!!!
Comment: Your Timmy ATC is absolutely positively awesome. I had to take it out of the plastic right away to fondle it. OOOh, so much Timmy goodness you packed on to it. I love the design you did, and every detail. Thank you!!
Response: so glad you liked it...and I wont tell anyone you have been fondling it ;)
Comment: You picked the perfect colors for me!!! Thank you sew much! I love the mini pin cushion. I think I'm going to put it on my desk at work. The cowl would have to be packed up here now. It's making it to 80's now.
Thank you again.
Response: I really thought about the temps...typing this in fingerless gloves (insert crying smiley here)...
Comment: Oooo! Wow! you are the best! Maybe we'll get more when we try again. I'll always do a swap, even if just one signs up. DDid you see the t-shirt scaarf one? So glad you joined the swap. Love the fabrics!!
Comment: lol, had to laugh about the "stuck on you".......really neat ATC & thank you for the loose stamps/paper & thank you so much for the example of "backing" for ATCs......enjoy swapping with you....
Comment: Horray, sisters in names! Thank you so much for making my name, I will be looking for a frame to display those inchies somewhere on my wall, and I will make good use of the paper. Thank you, thank you!
Response: Someone posted a pic of their inchie collection mounted on a piece of art canvas and in the collection were inchies of her name, realized I didn't have a set like that so I thought you would like it!
Comment: Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL inchies and ATCs - love them all! Thank you for the lovely extras as well. A lot of heart must have gone into this little parcel, and it shows! The sheer variety of mediums is awesome. Many hearts for you! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I just can't stop at paper, paint and ink when I do these...maybe it's from the dollhouse era in my life.
Comment: The butterflies have arrived and WOW what a great surprise. I love it all. I'm just getting into stamping myself and love how you stamped the paper, envelope and labels. Everything is perfect and so useful - Thank youâ™¥
Response: so glad they finally arrived...I was beginning to wonder how long it really takes to travel 1/2 way around the world! Enjoy
Comment: Thansk so much for all the cute stuff. I love everything. The ATC is very pretty. I have just begun with paper crafting but do think that I may try ATC. I love to make handmade cards. Thanks for the great swap!!!
Response: You are welcome...try an ATC they are mini art, anything goes!