Comment: Hi Julie! We're partners again ;+) Thank you very much for the lovely samples you sent my way. All but one are new to me so I can't wait to start using them on my envelopes. My granddaughter is here now from San Francisco and we might play with some together ;+)
Response: always fun to create with daughters and granddaughters - I have neither, but i borrow!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the items you sent! I've never thought of a state wide shop hop. In Texas we would have to take a month off and then couldn't get through them. Just in Houston we have to have 2 shop hops because we can't get them all in one. Have a great day!
Response: Texas is a lot bigger than MN - we covered about 65 of the shops in MN but that wasn't all of them that exist - they can't do all in two weeks.
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcard and funny bookmark! Unfortunately, this holiday in Russia is not traditional and almost nobody celebrates it. It celebrates the youth and children. I really love the themes and colors of this holiday, but this year we did not celebrate it at all, so your postcard made me happier :)
Comment: Thanks for a great card! I have always wanted to go to Brazil, because my father was there during WW2 and he always talked about enjoying even the short time he spent in Rio. Now I at least have a PC! Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you Julie for the Ocean - "O" PC showing beautiful Kauai sunset you sent to me for the swap. Wow, you had snow flurries in Minnesota. I imagine from down here in Central FL. Happy November!
Comment: Thank you, Julie. The lemurs definitely made me smile, but the alligator did too :D. The astronaut on the moon brought back a vivid memory. I was living in a small village in India when that occurred & listened to coverage via Voice of America on a battery powered radio. My village did not have electricity & there was no TV in India at the time. The villagers thought I was making a big joke when I told them of the event. One asked me if "Amreeka" was near Bombay, and another asked if we had the same moon there. I wrote to NASA and got an autographed photo of the astronauts; gave it to the village headman who displayed it beside garish images of gods from the Hindu pantheon. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
Response: what an experience for you! That is so great.
Comment: Thanks for nice cards and the fun chalkboard stickers - I've never tried those, so a very fun treat! Love your Groot swap card, too! I love running into him at work (Disneyland! Well, he hangs out over in California Adventure by Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, formerly Tower of Terror.)
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards! I love all the tea bags ! Thank you for checking my profile and send the tea I like ♥︎ I agree with you and I think swapbot is a good place to meet new pen pals :) I just become a penpal with another swapper who lives in my city Austin. Happy swapping!
Response: That's great that you met someone in your city. I have some that I have swapped with that are about an hour away so not bad. Glad you will enjoy the tea.
Comment: Thanks Julie! Loved the card - made me laugh! Snow! Yuck! No, the earliest we have snow here anymore is mid to late December. Though, for several years we haven't gotten any until January. which is fine by me. I hate snow!
Response: honestly I don't mind the snow - it is the freezing temps that I don't like!
Comment: Dear Julie,
Thank you co much for the postcard! I need to apologize for rating you late. It is nice to hear that you had fun while you were in St. Louis :-) Winter is coming, please stay warm!
Comment: Hi Julie,
Thank you so much for my awesome gifts! I love everything. My favorite item is the picture of the fairy with the butterflies floating around her. I am going to frame it. 🙂. Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks for the run-down of your day, Julie! Your day sounded like the relaxing kind of day that I crave, and I can totally relate to the 'missing the bus' part; I can't recall all the times I had to take a son to school because he missed the bus! Books on Amazon: I have a huge list of books that I want to read "when Life settles down and my schedule lightens up"! Thanks again!
Response: check out goodreads.com - another excellent source for readers!
Comment: thanks for the christmas card! I used to have a christmas decoration that was 3 cats that meowed to carol of the bells. Needless to say we eventually gave it away, the grandkids would not stop pressing that play button. The card reminded of that and brought back a lot of good memories. Thank you once again :)
Response: that ornament would have driven my dog batty!
Comment: Many thanks for the lovely washi samples! I'm especially fond of the gold set--I have relatively few gold rolls in my collection. I think you forgot to include the 4th sample on the red set--there are only 3. Update: Thanks, Julie, for taking time to send extra samples to me . . . so thoughtful and much appreciated!
Response: OH NO - I will send another set for you - I am so sorry
Comment: Thank you for the card and bookmark. I will need to read some of the books I have never got a chance to. Baby G is dressing as a zombie princess this year. She loves creeepy instead of cute and at 2 3/4 I am totally ok that she has her own ideas already!!!
Response: so many kids at that age are loving zombies - I didn't know what they were at that age!
Comment: So about adding photos to your profile - it works well with Chrome. You would copy the "image address" of a photo you find and insert it as shown below, using this syntax:
!(HERE is where your "image address" should go)
And there are no spaces with that syntax either. It's an exclamation point with 2 square brackets [left and right, like this] followed by the address in parentheses. :)
Hope that helps! :D
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous, striking National Parks vintage card -- the sequoias made me smile to recall a childhood visit to Yosemite :) I'd love to go back and hike/run the half-marathon one day ♥
Comment: Thank you for resending. I know it can happen that you send the wrong card. I actually love both cards. I will have to find out about the Harley factory in KC as that is only about 60 miles away from me.
Response: It's worth the visit - I am not a Harley person per say, but I had fun there.
Comment: Hi, I love your card. You said you haven't made a ton of swaps, but, I think 55 swaps in one month is a ton of swaps ! I joined in 2007 and have made every kind of swap, except flip books, they look so complicated. Writing letters has turned out to be my very favorite type of swap and I really enjoyed reading your letter.
Response: i am trying to learn flip books - I bought two kits from Michaels to get my head around them
Comment: Thank you for the stunning view of Congdon Mansion! I always love visiting historic homes and museums, although I haven't been to any in awhile. I'm looking forward to hopefully catching the Oscar De La Renta exhibit in Houston this fall. Hope you're having a good week! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card, I love it! And you totally spoiled me with the currency, I don't have anything like it, thank you so much! I look forward to swapping with you soon. : )
Response: So happy I found that for you! Don't spend it all in one place!
Comment: Howdy back neighbor! I've definitely heard of Askov but unfortunately haven't been there yet. Thanks for the definitions. I didn't realize there was a different name for the handle of a scythe.
Comment: Thank you so much for the List Pad sheets! They are reallly nice.. I love the Witch one.. great color too! Thank you also for the mini sticky notes. Not much room for writing, but nice to use for other things! Thanks!