Comment: Thank you! I think I like the little charms the best! Just an FYI: The candy didn't travel well - it absorbed the scent of the candle that was sandwiched in-between in, so it's not edible anymore.
That's okay - homie needs to lose weight.
Response: Oh no! That simply will not do! I will be defying your need to lose weight and will be sending a new bag of them. I'm so sorry that happened.
Comment: Thank you for the truly wonderful Christmas card! I love shaker cards. And the unicorns are a hoot. It is going in the center of my Christmas card door display. Have yourself a delightful Christmas!! <3
Comment: Wow! You went over and beyond. Thank you! They're all going into my stocking, even though they look terribly intriguing to me! UPDATE: Loved everything! The star candleholder is beautiful and the little owl is magnificent!
Response: You’re welcome, I threw a few extra ones in since you got flaked on in a previous round. Hope you like what I chose! I know I’m going to have a hard time not opening my swapped stuffers either lol
Comment: Still fast, just not *as* fast. This one is definitely based on my profile, even down to the gorgeous bug stamp (firefly? who else is bioluminescent?) Thank you for this, also for the fish tails, shiny paper and watery crayoned paper.
Response: I really had fun drawing those bugs so I'm really glad to have gotten you as my send to partner or I might not have otherwise considered it.
Comment: Love the ATC, Malissa! Its very colorful! I like the ATC backgrounds you sent me too as extras! I hadn't started my ATC yet- a project for this weekend- so I think I may use one of those back grounds for my ATC. Thanks again!
Comment: What a lovely swap! You must have quite an impressive junk stash. All the spiders, ants, turtles, frogs, snails, insects, and cats!! Also I thought it was so cool that all of us who joined listed insects or spiders as guides... you know not everyone looks to these lil guys for wisdom! I am happy to honor them :)
Comment: Thank you SO much for the amazing box of goodies! I laughed so hard at the sticker! I can't wait until Daliana comes home from sleep away camp and we can start using some of the items. The ginger chews are yummy and I am excited for the tea. THANK YOU!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I've been saving that box for like six months, lol. It's my second favorite thing I've brought home from work, the first being an evidence bag that someone used to carry in their return!
Comment: Your kitties are soooo cute! I love the white one with his eyes! The tarantula is cool, I would just let him be though LOL! I’d be afraid to hold him! Ha ha! Thank you so much for sharing your pets and hosting this fun swap!!! : )
Comment: Malissa♥ what a lovely home full of love. I think the instant I saw Jack I just fell in love. I've always had dogs in my life and now many other things, but wow. There's something about him that is magnetizing because my eyes just went right to him. Perhaps my soul seeks what's different about something/someone and that difference just wins me. All of your animals are beautiful though, and yeah, even the spider. xoxo♥
Response: Jack is such a special kitty. We actually adopted him before even meeting him because I fell in love with his profile picture on the adoption site and knew he had to be part of our family. I've had so much fun with this swap, I think we'll have to do it again in the future!
Comment: Your pictures of your altar are a tribute to past and present and I really appreciate that you shared the story of the things on it with me. The cauldron is wonderful, I keep pennies as well. "In God(ess) we trust" is my prayer when I find one.
Comment: Thank-you for the fun woodland assortment. I have already taken all those maple leaf cut outs and gel medium-ed them into a collage. See you in the mail and thanks for being such a prolific swap hostess!
Comment: Thank you for the large envelope full of tea bags. You are so kind to share four packaged tea bags with me. While deciding which tea bag to try first, my 88 yrs mom selected the Twinnings Lemon & Ginger. So there we go to enjoy cups of tea over the Easter Holiday weekend. My sister joined us too. Hope you enjoy a Happy Easter & Happy Spring!
Comment: YES, I need all of these things!!! SUPER pumped about all the PCs, but the pin up especially - it's got the pin up girl and the police <3 And I am thrilled to have pics of your fur babies to add to my album! Thank you so much for such a great happy mail!!!
Comment: That card of Santa stuck in traffic gave me a chuckle. :) Thanks for the die cuts! I especially like the maple leaves. I'll definitely put it all to use. And I don't say this enough: THANKS for being such a great member of FOPS.
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap, I love it!! I especially like the glittery papers hehe, it's all so pretty! This is going to look great with my other paper goodies, thanks for such a nice and generous swap!
Comment: Wow, I don't even know where to begin. <3 I got your email letter :) You were so thoughtful in choosing all these items. I have been wanting a prayer flag & this one is so beautifully made! Yes, I have a spot for it! The beeswax pinecone smalls wonderful. I love the copper candle holder! The cats are gorgeous! I was immediately drawn to the crystal. The skulls are awesome! My niece will love the red obsidian-so sweet of you to think of her! I really like the gold sparkle in the cloth & the scatter leaves <3 Thank you for the wonderful teas & Tarot cards, wooden witch hat. I am so looking forward to setting up my altar. The gourd & spider candles are cute. The incense holder was a very unique find, how cool! This was such a delightful package to receive. Thank you so much <3 I hope you are enjoying cool, Autumn weather. Blessings & Happy Samhain!
Response: I'm so very glad you enjoyed it! I had a very enjoyable time choosing everything for you :)
Comment: There was no note to say which swap this was, so I had to search through all my magick swaps to find your name....please remember to enclose thename of the swap next time. Otherwise, thank you!
Comment: Thank you! I loved everything! You have a cat that is 21??!! Wow! Jack sounds very smart. I had a cat once that I taught to sit and shake. He went missing a couple of years ago, I still miss him!
Response: Yep, Freeman is 21, but at times he thinks he's a kitten, lol.
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful envie!! I loved all the little treasures! I have 1 white flower like the one you added to this package and I have not used it yet, keep wondering who sent it to me because it is so pretty and now, I got a second one and I know now that is from YOU!! I loved the tiny swans too!! Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the sweet junk journal supplies, and for suggesting this swap, and for hosting it! I'm glad you didn't stick to exactly 10 things in the envelope, because neither did I! Thanks again!
Comment: Edit - I was checking ratings before archiving swaps and your heart was missing ðŸ˜ž maybe the ratings tool doesn't like my mobile but hopefully
the heart is in there now cause this swap definitely deserved it! â¤â¤â¤. Not sure what happened to the rating for this swap but let's try this again...Thank you again for another fantastic swap - I love all the bits and bobs!!! I will have fun putting all these items to good use ðŸ˜
Response: It seems ratings have been going wonky lately, hopefully it's a temporary glitch! And you are most welcome, hope you are inspired by the selection!
Comment: I received my package today and I love the junk journal items you sent. So many fun ðŸ¸ and fabulous ðŸ„â¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œ! I've almost collected enough to get started on my journal ðŸ˜ Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap - I love the themed junk journal swaps! Thank you as well for the goodies and getting creative with it ðŸ˜. As I was going through it all I wondered about the paint chips, then I saw their names, lol. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Thanks for the fun variety of notepad pages :) I like them all, and my favorites are the foxes (both kinds!), the poppies (gorgeous--I'm totally sending this as a postcard), and the peacocks. Thanks for hosting a great swap! â™¥
Comment: I am always happy receiving your envelopes!! Thank you so much for your swap. I lOOOOve it and cannot wait to use the ''(not)junk''!! â™¥â™¥
Ps... I am worried now, I hope my receivers like what I sent.
Comment: Hi Malissa!! Got the package- and I decided to go ahead and open your gift now. Thanks for the big crystal!! It looks crazy like... did you dig it out of the ground?? The handmade hand warmers and necklace are great too! And a nice note from you. Such a very thoughtful package!
Response: I got that crystal in Arkansas from a man who owns his own mine and sells the crystals he digs out. His whole front yard is a crystal shop with tables and tables loaded with crystals. It's really cool!I spent ALL my monies there, lol
Comment: Hi Malissa :) Thanks for the washi samples! They're all new to me, which is fantastic. They're all fun designs, and I'm excited to start crafting with the Halloween ones soon!
PS Those octopus die-cuts are my favorites, thank you so much!
Comment: The vintage wrapping was a great touch. But those christmas clowns about freaked the kids out! Lots of hearts for the joy of making my offspring squirm! Lol I loved the journal! Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful bunch of tiny treasures, including the extras in one of my favorite themes. â™¥ It was a very bright spot in a difficult day, and made me look forward to using them. *hugs* p.s. future playdate for sure!
Comment: What an adorable Wind in the Willows themed pocket letter! I just love it! And it looks so different from the other one you sent me. I adore the octopus die cuts, too - how sweet of you. Thank you so much :)
Comment: your tiny pocket letter is just beautiful!! im so glad i got to have one of them!!! thanks for sending the extra goodies! i have a perfect spot for the little octopi! your process is wonderful! great solution to the challenge!
Comment: What a great idea to use those extra bits. I'm still in the collecting phase, but you've helped me think of this challenge in a new way. Love the background's contrast with the monoprint bits.
Comment: LOVE your tomato mandala! it is wonderful that you were able to find all of that great stuff in your own yard! fun challenge! sorry i was so late in rating. i kept looking but somehow missed the email. we should post them on the profiles so everyone gets to see them!
Comment: Hi Malissa! I do love your Minnesota card!! A friend and I visited MOA several months ago and I got some great Minnesota cards - so that is one I used for the M pc swap as well! LOL! Thanks for saving the pc you sent to me for the "right" occasion, it is very appreciated!! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hello Malissa, Apologies for the very late rating -- I thought I had already rated this! I haven't been swapping for a while. Anyway, received this swap and loved the printable from SkyGoodies. Thank you so much! :)
Response: Oh gosh, I didn't realize you hadn't rated either, lol. Glad you liked it!
Comment: What a cool page! I too am a little stuck on my journal pages, so I love the idea of cruising pinterest. The zentangles behind your whale are so awesome! Thank you for sharing this page with me.
Comment: I love your eye crossing zentangle in blue! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸Haha! Awesome! Nice contrast with the black and border of washi tape too! Thank you! :-) Now I need to get busy and do some art making ;-)
Comment: Nice postcard. The book also sounds very interesting, In the same vein, you might enjoy Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl. I read it a few years ago and loved it. Will definitely look into My Gentle Barn. = )
Response: That sounds great! I'll put it on my list :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the early package!! (Lately my swaps have been arriving late so it was such a relief to get one early) I love it! I'm definitely going to use it for incense and stones and whatnot. I wonder what it's original use was, though! Cast iron is so lovely. What a great find.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection of notecards! I grew up near where you live, in South St. Paul :) I miss being in Minnesota. Though when my Mom tells me there were 50 accidents this AM between 8-9am due to snow and it is 73 here today, I sort of miss it a bit less :)
Comment: First of all, I don't actually understand how I got your package so fast. Second and more importantly- WOW! You got rid of SO MUCH COOL STUFF! I don't even know if there will be anything to craft with after I hang everything on the wall by my desk :P Thank you also for the teas and the durian candy- I've not tried durian anything yet. So that's exciting too!
Response: This swap came at just the right time. I have a desk drawer full of stuff that is just not quite right for what I do, but is too cool to get rid of, and that drawer is literally so full if I put anything else in it I won't be able to close it, lol.
Comment: Thank you so much for my generous birthday presents!!! I haven't opened them yet... I'm TRYING to save them for my birthday. Please let me know if you'd like more stickers once they arrive. I have plenty!!! (Edited 12/24: aw thank you!!:-)
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card, I love it! Minus the horse drawn sleigh it looks like the main street of Granville, Ohio, not far from where I grew up. Such great memories of that area. Hope the holidays create wonderful memories to you too! ♥
Comment: I'm going to try really really hard to wait to open the gift you sent me. Unfortunately willpower is not one of my strengths. Thank you for sending the adorable little house ATC too! I love how the polka dots in the windows look almost like snow. So neat!
Comment: Received not one but two stocking stuffers, thank you so much! Going to try very hard not to open until Christmas...wish me luck. Love the fun tissue paper! Thank you â™¥ 11/23 update: No self control, needed a little pick me up, couldn't wait... those are my excuses for opening your sweet packages early! Love the dimensional monster stickers and double chocolate cocoa. I will have to hide that one from my DH. Thank you so very much, and for hosting this fun swap too!
Response: You did last like two weeks, that's pretty impressive, lol. Glad you liked them :)
Comment: Clearly I couldn't wait until Christmas and so glad I didn't! Love the super considerate little Christmas present you sent...it is profile perfect. Some K-cups I've never tried, a beautiful modern fat quarter and sweet little beaded necklace. Thank you so very much for a wonderful swap...I love it all â™¥
Comment: Thanks so much for a wonderful package - I love the Harry Potter stamps on the envelope and the smash booking supplies - I love getting new things to use. Saving the gift for my stocking. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the PC. I was wondering how that book was. I read Gaiman's "Fragile Things," and thought it was awful, so despite all the acclaim this book has been getting, I haven't read it. Maybe someday. :)
Comment: WOW! I'd give you more hearts if I could-- this is an amazing bunch of stuff that gets the wheels turning and makes me want to make things! :) Thank you for sending so many different kinds of delightful things, and for basing it on my profile. Really love the great handmade papers, too--just everything is fantastic. Thanks again!
Comment: Wow! That envelope was chewed up! Luckily, your address was still intact so they could get it back to you. The ATC is lovely! I love the polky-dot washi tape and the tree is cute. Tanks for the extra goodies, too. You rock!
Comment: love this swap... I hope this group does many more...I really like the look of strips of torn paper with the white edges...I did a sea scene once with blue papers and it turned out so nice with the white irregular edges making perfect surf...thanks for a great atc. and will be using those great leaves...thanks for all..
Comment: Yay! Got this today! I just love the prints you sent! So much awesomeness! I love how every artist's prints are different, and even though we may all use acrylic paint and a gelatin/Gelli plate, our own style and artistic voice still shines through. Thank you so much for sending extra prints, too! :)
Comment: What a great prayer flag!! I love the vintage look of it, love the trims and the beads and I love that the back is just as pretty as the front!! Thanks for a great addition to my collection, hopefully we can get more folks interested in this swap maybe later in June. Thanks again for a terrific swap!
Response: Thanks for hosting this! I really enjoyed making these!
Comment: Thank you for this wonderfull atc. Did you print on some kind of plastic? It looks awesome!
Response: Sorry it took me so long to reply, I only just now saw your question! I pulled my prints on packing tape and then brushed the back with mineral powder. Then I affixed it to the backing with washi tape. I've found printing on packing tape to be really fun. You can add on gold leaf and image transfers. I even did one with a leaf skeleton.
Comment: Thank you for the stunning bookmark. I love it! It's far too pretty to hide away in a book, so it is hanging on my bulletin board where I can see it all the time. (I will be adding your technique to my list of things I want to try.) And thanks for the leaf punchies and labels.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful skins! I don't own any perfect pearls, but they were beautiful on yours, so I just might have to buy a couple of colors. Oh no, not something else to spend money on ;)! Thank you also for the wonderful ATC...nice use of the skins.
Comment: Wowie-Zowie cool skins! The red/black/gold one reminds me of my Gramma -- she adored that Imperial Chinese flavor. I'll make a bookmark with that one and think of you both often. The peacock blue one is a cool design and the emerald green/copper one is breathtaking. And thanks so much for the extra ATC. You rock! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for hosting this swap, otherwise I might have never even known about skins!
Comment: WOW! You made such an amazingly beautiful journal and it's so perfectly me. I'm just finishing up my first journal swap but this one will not be sent away - I already have big plans for it and will treasure it always. Thank you so much for such an awesome surprise in the mail today.
Comment: This is a fun clever ATC. It made me laugh -- always a welcome thing! I enjoyed finally getting to swap with you and hope to do so again soon. <3<3<3 Thanks also for the postcard and that gold glittery paper -- way cool!
Comment: Excellent photos!!! I love the one in the cemetary that might be another photo challenge but the snow and the picket fence was very artsy and grippy and I love the fat little squirrel ?but I think I'm gonna use the cemetary one in some art!!! Thanks a bunch
Response: I was thinking about doing a cemetery photo swap when the weather is better. I'll put it on my to do list :) Glad you liked the photos!
Comment: Omgomgomg! This is the COOLEST crystal I have ever seen!!! Thank you!!! The red jasper is beautiful! You would have been laughing when i opened, because i just kept saying the above, ha. I love all the pretties you included. I am really into my journaling over the holidays ( It's amazing what a few days off can do!) so this is perfect. Sending you lots of hugs. Hope you are keeping warm out your way. My sis was in same area for 5 years, so I know how chilly it can be:). xo, Lisa
Comment: Your package was the best I ever received, whether here on swap-bot or by friends & family...it is in 2 words "pure perfection!"
I wish I could give you 50 hearts, you went way way beyond over board!
I absolutely love it! :D
Comment: I absolutely love EVERYTHING you sent! I know I wasn't supposed to, but I've never been good or patient with advent calendars, I opened them all right up and shuffled thru them all. Then I giggled for about 20 mins and hugged all the goodies you sent me. Everything is wonderful. I cannot thank you enough! I was surprised how quickly you sent.... Mine is going to take a bit longer.... But I will try to make mine as awesome as yours.... I adore you....
Response: I didn't think I'd have it done that quickly either but it was just so fun to put together for you :) I'm glad you and I have the same quirky sensibility
Comment: Woot! What an awesome package! I was so excited to dive into it when it came this afternoon. The stamps and crafty items are wonderful, the Raven towel is *just* the sort of thing I've been looking for, and I am just crazy about the beads. I love all the little Halloweeny bits, too. Just an amazing job of putting together things that make me happy. Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything :) You were a very fun partner to get for this swap.
Comment: ZOMG! That cardinal shot was a once in a lifetime picture!! Thanks for much for sharing, and for joining my swap! =D
Response: Lol, I thought they were real to when I first saw them and I got all excited. They're actually very well done little statuettes, which made me feel really silly after slowly sneaking closer to get the picture :p
Comment: Thanks Malissa, for all the beautiful pieces in this swap. I am going to have so much fun creating with them. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: I found the perfect little smash book to put them in...it has birds on the cover and birdie papers inside! Thanks again.
Comment: Sorry that I'm a couple days late rating, I have been out of town. What a great card, thank you!!! I am honored to add it to my collection!!! Love the colors and thank you for the extra backgrounds:). I was born and raised in mn so always fun to receive something from there:)
Comment: very fun goodies! I am definitely inspired to do some more junk journaling now--thank you!
Did you carve the anatomical heart stamp? I think I used the same old illustration as a reference image for a stamp of my own--check it out: http://katarinanavane.deviantart.com/art/ATCs-249-360217419
Response: @bug carved the heart stamp, but I use it all the time because I think it's awesome :) I like yours to!
Comment: Super fun bunch of stickers, Malissa - thank you! This is just the kind of random mix I was looking for. Thanks for the extra cling stamp, too! I almost bought that one last week when I was in Joann's ;)
Comment: OMGoodness!! You went WAYYYYYY above and beyond on this one!! Wholly Cow that envie was stuffed full!! I LOVE EvErYtHiNg!!!!! Wish I could give you 10 <3's!! Thank you soooo very much!! Really truly made my day!! :)
Response: So glad you love it, it's always fun putting those swaps together :) but it's even better when the reciever is excited about what they got.
Comment: WOW! That envelope was truly stuffed! I tried to show my DH all the goodies and he looked at me like I was crazy for being over the moon about an envie of 'just paper stuff'. I have so many new ideas though! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the excellent assortment of backgrounds! The envelope got a little mangled by the postal service machinery because of its thickness. The kind postal workers had sealed it in plastic with a note. The ATC papers were protected by the card wrapped around them. Phew! maybe have thick stuff hand canceled and/or reinforce envelopes with tape to prevent future mishaps.
Response: glad they were ok. I always mail directly from the post office so that the postal worker can make the call on whether they should be hand cancelled or not, but I also always try to put a card around them just in case.
Comment: Thank you! Oh my, now I have a problem. I have to wait to open all the little packages but I am so curious. I am sure they are wonderful but I decided to save the heart that I am sure you have earned until I get a chance to see at least one of them (I hope you don't mind) and I am not allowing myself to open any of them until I get my presents mailed off. :) I am still working on them, but this will definitely keep me inspired to finish up soon! 4/1/2013 update: Great choices of items for this swap. Thank You! :)
Comment: I love love love all the stuff you sent me! The teas look yummy, i adore the stamp, and I can't wait to use all the other bits. I especially loved the sewn pages. What a geat way to turn scraps into something beautiful! What a great swap!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the sewn papers, I just came up with that idea a couple days before we swapped :)
Comment: how fun! i loved the lettuce and the bacon was the bestest. where did you find those? they are too fun.
Response: I think the bacon was from the dollar store, it was a set of coasters that looked like a sandwich and the lettuce I think is from the teacher section at a craft store. Glad you liked everything :)
Comment: Received it today, whilst I was decorating my new xmas tree, and have put it aside for xmas day! Cannot wait to open it, I will come back and update my rating with extra thankyous when I've opened it. Have a beautiful xmas :) x EDIT 25/12/12- wow thank you so much for all the different varieties, have not seen many of them over here, so thank you so much! Looking forward to drinking them!
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful goodies!!! I love all the maps - and the ND postcard is a treat. I thought I'd have to drive over to get some - they seem to be the last state people are looking for. I'll have lots of fun with this stuff.
Comment: Thanks so much for all the atc backgrounds, so many possibilities! With all the other fun lil' bits I have zero excuse not to get started right away. This is a great starter art kit, drinks included! Muchas Gracias!
Response: These are always so fun to put together :) I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Hello Malissa, Thank you for the nice selection of stickers. My grandson is getting married in August, and his "wife" likes to do scrapbooking, so I will pass on the packaged K&C stickers. They look like they should be in a wedding album!!
Comment: Thank you for your swap, I will enjoy using what u sent and also the extras, the little broom is cute. The only thing was the envelope came apart, but I don't think any thing was missing. I think the white plastic piece was to blame.
i received my parcel full of parcels today, thank you so much for all the beautiful items. Anisha and i are going to have a crafty weekend, if we can wait to that long to try the Martha Stewart item.
Comment: I grew up an hour from the gulf and being away from salt water kills me ... I can only imagine how you feel... loved the sea shots...the cat escort..I think there's a story there... And yes I did laugh at the crayon...glad I joined thanks so much!!
Comment: Hey Malissa, Unfortunately I received only one of your postcards:( The funny girl scout one! It's really delightful and i totally love it!!! Thanks so much for it! I was waiting for the other one to rate you but it seems to have gotten lost in the mail...:( but nevermind, i know it happens sometimes:( But thank you so much for them and doing this swap!! Hugs! â™¥
Response: The other one had another vintage photo on it. I'm bummed that it didn't show up. Was the girl scout one the one I sent you or your boyfriend? I will happily send another.
Comment: Thanks for all of the goodies. I really appreciated the Egyptian thing! Just a heads up for future ephemera swaps though; ephemera generally pertains to transitory printed materials used in everyday life such as postcards, public transportation passes, maps, receipts, brochures etc... I know it can be a tricky category to define. Book pages are good, too but itâ€™s best not to cut up the printed materials if it can be avoided. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love the ATCs - the buddha is just beautiful and a couple of coworkers and I all got a kick out of the cat card :3 Thank you, thank you! I'm happy to do a private swap with you again anytime!
Response: I'm glad you liked them :) I thought the quote with kitty was pretty funny to.
Comment: Wow you always amaze me! You go an extra step to please your partner! I really loved opening all of my colorful gifts and everything was totally awesome! I was sad today and you made me feel better! I appreciate it! Thank you so much! I hope you will be my partner again soon!
Response: I'm sorry you were feeling sad, but I'm glad I cheered you up :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package!! I love how you wrapped the gifts - green is my favourite colour so I'll put them where I can see them all the time(: I can't wait to start opening! Thanks again(:
Comment: Lots of awesome goodies in this package. I really love the teas, especially the Earl Grey and the cadies are my faves. Love the micron pen so much ( always need them) and I love all the items very much!! Thanks!!
Comment: Got three presents for my fur babies, I am saving them for Christmas. I will not archive this swap until after I share my gifts with my "boys", I will want to add their thanks at that time.
The"boys" loved the goodies on Christmas. Thanks
Comment: Merry Christmas!!! I opened 2 gifts today, a smencil and cute button earrings!! Thanks for swapping!!! I love the original piece of art too! and the pcs...a very lovely package!! Thanks again!
Response: I saw that you like stuff made out of unique materials and that happens to be my specialty :)
Comment: You deserve a million hearts! Your suprises were so thoughtful! You really got me things I would like! Earl Grey is my fav type of tea, but i've never found a it decaf though! You must have really read through my profile to get me all these things! I love EVERYTHING, every single item! Im going to make a special project just to use that gorgeous fat quarter! Also, ive never seen that light gray color, but i have that color felt, and now i can use it! Also, I love that you used felt to wrap your gift! Double gifts in one! thank you thank you thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything :) I enjoy trying to think of ways to have reusable wrapping so there's not so much garbage when presents are opened. I always get new reusable shopping bags to wrap my room mates presents in.
Comment: OMG...I wish I could give a THOUSAND HEARTS!!! We LOVE Everything in the BOX!!! I'll be getting yours out any day!!! Thank you SOOO VERY MUCH!!!
If you ever want to do another swap let me know:)
Response: You're welcome! We had the BEST time putting it together :) The smencils came from a fundraiser at the school where my room mate works.
Comment: Dear malissa,
many many thanks for temporary tattoo for my daughter, sachet of green tea for my wife and beautiful collectibles on birds including a crow.
hope to swap with you in future for friendship.
Comment: Thank you for such a nice swap Malissa. Some lovely images. Will be fun to craft with.
Please visit my blog and I'd love it if you followed on there: www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com
Coleen in Ukraine
Comment: what a great bunch of atc backgrounds. thank you. i did have to pay the extra postage though for the extra weight. no problem just wanted to let you know that
Response: That's wierd because I mailed it from the post office. Thank you for letting me know. How much extra was it? I want to be able to talk to them about this because I mail A LOT of stuff and it's unacceptable for there to postage due if I mail it directly at the post office.
Comment: Soooo, I looked thru the box twice and I still did not find the kitchen sink - everything else but no kitchen sink!!! I wish our thrift store had free stuff on Fridays - how fun! (I still can't believe how much great stuff you managed to "stuff" in the box!! Thank you!! (and a skeleton!!yay!)
Response: I'm glad you liked the goodies. I hope they inspire some great projects!
Comment: Thank you for the photos and letter :) I absolutely loved all of the photos, I think my favourite was the ship in a bottle, a touching tribute to a sailor and I agree that the condensation looks like a storm is brewing inside which makes the photo all the more interesting.
Comment: Your package was huge and I am still reading all the leaflet you sent! Thanks for sharing your story - interesting! I have checked your website and love your work! Yummy sunflower seeds, thank you!
Comment: WOW!! thank you so much for the lovely glass beads, it's great coming home from work to find these swap parcels and to open this one with all these pretty beads was so good. Have fun swapping and until our paths cross again with swap-bot this comes with very best wishes, Barbara
Comment: Wow! What a package! Thank you so much for everything. I never knew that much about Bismarck. My mom is from HI - where did you live there? I love those "world's largest" types of things so that crane is cool. Good luck at your shows!
Response: I lived in HI twice. Both were on Oahu though. The first time was in Pearl City and the second time was in Makakilo, but I went to school in Ewa Beach.
Comment: GORGEOUS charms-I'm gonna have some fun creating pretties with these! Thanks for your generosity! and btw-the envie arrived completely mangled & shredded & torn to bits, and in a special "we're sorry" post office envie! But they were all intact (shocker!), so no harm done! lol! Happy swapping!
Comment: I EFFIN LOVED my stuff!!!!! I am making an altared book right now (that I am back in the swing of things, just started it today) and am using many things! If you get her as a parter.... BE VERY HAPPY!!!! :) Thanks for everything Malissa:) really! appreciated