Comment: Thanks for sending a replacement card when the first went mia. Love that the new one is from Colorado Springs, CO. My favorite aunt used to live there and still lives not far away. It's a beautiful area.
Comment: Hello there! Thank you so much for the square and papers. I will be able to work on the 'big piece' of art now! Woo hoo! So sorry to hear about your job. I hope things will get better for you soon. <3
Response: Thank you! I know things will get better!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ATC and the extra papers! I love the Edgar Allan Poe stamps on the envelope too!
Response: You are more than welcome!! I got a lot of old unused stamps from a very great swapper here! I am happy that I sent some you really like!! If you ever need any more ATC papers, let me know. I have tons!!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a beautiful mail art envie with an even better card inside! I love it and I love the effort you put into it. The postcards you sent me are wonderful, but I am curious if maybe you have multiples of those 3 postcards. See, I'm not sure if they came from you in a prior swap, but I have all 3 of those exact postcards. I liked them enough then to save them in my collection and I still really enjoyed them this time. I just thought it was so funny/odd that I have every one of them lol. Thank you so much for hosting this fun swap, being a wonderful swapper, an excellent host, and an....o k person lol....I kid, you're an AWESOME person!
Response: No, I receive all kinds of postcards from all kinds of people. I typically save my crazier ones to send to people who like the crazier ones! I did order a box of 100 from Pomegranate. So, I may have had some duplicates. You are an awesome person yourself and I really enjoy swapping with you!!!
Comment: Omg... Wow... This was such a cool package. I loved everything, ur work is amazing. Thank U so much. The wrapping paper was so beautiful and I loved every little thing in there. Thank U for a wonderful package. I truly appreciate it. Im saving the wrapping and putting it in my smash book. Thank U for all the postcards too and I really love the bible verse cards. Thank U again
Response: You are very welcome!! I made the two necklaces just for you. I do hope they fit! I have all kinds of pretty scrapbook paper that doubles really good for wrapping packages and sending them. I love a pretty package!
Comment: Thanks do the fun clippings! I love them and will enjoy using them in my smash books! Take care and happy swapping!
Response: You are very welcome!! Thank you for being a part of this swap! Also, if you want to do a private swap, give me a couple of weeks to get one going. I have to go out to the garage and get all my magazines together to clip! Believe me, I have too many!
Comment: Thank you for the great card! Your choice is excellent. :)
Response: I am glad that you liked it. I had several different kinds to choose from. I picked up about 15 of them at a truck stop before we got to Oklahoma City. Thank you for being a part of this swap!!!
Comment: I would give you a DOZEN HEARTS & STARS if I could, I love ALL 30 of them, you really out done yourself. I was so surprise when I saw how many was in the box, was about to fall out of my chair. THANKS SO MUCH. Hope I can make the Daybooks as special as them are.
Response: I should have put one more. Then you would have one for every day of the month! I knew you would love them. I took pictures of all of them before I added the last finishing touches to them. I know your daybook will be special. I think that anything someone puts their time and heart into is special!!! So glad you like them.
Comment: Thank you Melanie.. I work in Nogales! sometimes it's a small world. I have been many times to your beautiful state.. so lovely in the fall!
Response: It s a small world. They used to manage a trailer and RV park on Grand Ave. I remember going out there and getting to walk up to the Circle K at the entrance of the park. I really love it out there and would live out there if I could.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card! I too love collage! I should try quotes sometime, have yet to do that. And up all night at work? Sounds like me! Third shift job? :) Take care and keep on going with the great work!
Response: Thank you. I keep a file of quotes in Word so all I have to do is to print a page or a quote when I need it. I work night shift at a hospital. Night shift is 7pm to 7am. I am usually off by no later than 0630 in the morning. You should try quotes, though. There are thousands out there. Just Google them!
Comment: WOW, you weren't kidding me when you said stand back LOL WOW WOW WOW, I wish I could give you a million stars....loved LOVED LOVED EVERYTHING you sent! Thank you for being an awesome swapper and for joining my swap!
Response: I told you I packed that little box full! Did you get the envelope today, too?? I left out the items in there and had already taped the box up when I discovered them! I am glad you like it and hope that you can make some nice ATC's and things with the goodies!
Comment: Thanks for hosting such an awesome swap!! (It was SO much fun!) And no worries on the redo....been there, lol. I look forward to seeing the other one (if you're still sending it). I â™¥ randomness :D ha ha, take care & happy swapping!
Response: I will send the original one out. Stupid swap gnomes!!! I am glad you could join in the fun!!!
Comment: Hello roaddummy. Someday I should ask you how you came up with that name but for now ... let me thank you for the awesome postcard (not crappy). Love the black labs and nice note you included. XOXO and let's do more crappy swaps!
Response: Long story on the name!!! Let's just say it is a family name!! Thank you and I would love to swap more crap!!!
Comment: Received your ATC yesterday - how awesome it looks! I will do my best to add a layer that enhances what you've already done (and I plan on scanning each one that I do, so I'll send you a copy). Thanks!
Response: Glad that you received it and I can't wait to see what you do with it!!
Comment: Wow, you were fast! Alas, I did not go through Arkansas on my way thru the states this time. My husband, has attended many military schools, there though so I have been there before. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you guys had a good trip! Maybe one day you can visit again!
Comment: Cool card! I think it's wonderful that you're going to OK. We make a difference with each step we do.
Response: Yes we do! It may seem insignificant the two small loads we donated next to the big truck they were unloading while we were there, but even our tiny donations will affect some people in a positive way!
Comment: Congrats on being my first swap and thank you for the lovely postcard. I appreciate it very much. I am in love with classic films and love the scene portrayed <3. By the way, it is awfully hot around here :/
Response: Some of the actresses from early films have a beauty all their own! Thank you for being a part of the swap!
Comment: Thanks for the bags :) I will pass them on...just so you know one of the bags was one of my own. But no big deal just had a coupld more signers...Also loved receiving the new johnny cash stamp. I have been sending them too ;) 7/9- please don't feel like you need to send anything. You were generous with the swap...I just wanted to make sure you were aware.
Response: I apologize. I tried to make sure I sent you others. I will send you a little RAK for that!!
Comment: Wow! Thank you SO much for the delightful little 6 x 6 inch envelope full of delightful 6 x 6 inch pages. Gorgeous stuff. I want to paste them up on the walls they're so pretty! Thank you again!! XOXO
Response: You are very welcome. I have a hard time cutting them up sometimes because they are so pretty!!! Glad you like them!
Comment: As you wish, I will rate you according the stamps and not the extras (which were lovely): Thank you so much for the amazing stamps! Most of those were new to me (I am still quite new to collecting stamps) and there were some countries I didn't have any stamps from yet. :) Have a great day!
Response: I am glad I could help add to your collection. Thanks for swapping with me.
Comment: Melanie, I got your package! Finally!!! Thank u so much :) and the letter from Ahshley, oh man.. it made myday! Say my hi to her and I loved every little things u made for me from the jewellery to the cards! Awesome! Thank you Melanie. And did I mention about the BBW? i love the holder and i love the smell that u choosed for me. The pig holder came and the light was on. I guess it was pressed somewhere during the shipping but thats cute!!! I love the body lotion too!!! So envy of u that u have a way to go to BBW there.... Thank you so much Melanie. You really made myday!!!! Yay!!!!!
Response: I am glad it made it. I was beginning to think it may have been held up at customs or something. If you press the pig once, the light.stays on. Again and it flashes and three times turns it off. I was trying to fit just one more Sanitizer in but the box just wasn't big enough without it getting everywhere. I will tell Ashley you got it. She keeps asking!! I am glad you enjoyed it and glad it made it safely!!!
Comment: The card you made was absolutely beautiful! I can't believe you made it, it is amazing. Thanks for the stickers as well. It was really fun to receive!
Response: I got some new Sharpie markers and we had some blank cards left over from another project. So, I went to it making cards! I am glad that you liked it. I love making cards and making other's day just a little happier!
Comment: Thanks for the bags! I'll put the superflaker's bag and put it at the bottom of the pile, to only send out if I'm out of bags =) There was a few damaged stamps here though, please take more care in the future!
Response: I do apologize. I did try to sort through them. I will make sure to check closer next time.
Comment: OMG what a package I got !!
I loved the postage bags, and loved that there were extra bags as well.
But beyond that, there was a goodie bag just for me.
How sweet !! Love the gift - you are awesome!!!
Response: You always send great items and seem to send pretty quick. Just my way of saying thank you. Glad you enjoyed the envelope of goodies!!!
Comment: Hi Melanie: Thanks so much for the beautiful postcard. Did you make it? If so, you are very talented and did an awesome job. I love the card and am so happy to add it to my collection. Thanks again and Happy Swapping!! :)
Response: If it is a photo PC or one that was painted with words, then yes. I tend to get a little creation very at times!!!
Comment: This PC took the best route it could have!! It got delivered to a different apartment in my complex!! LOL!!! I love what you came up with and that you made it handmade! Great job!!
Response: I hope the neighbor wasn't offended!!! That was a good one!! I was trying to find a good sarcastic quote, but came across the yo momma jokes and had a lightbulb moment. I think the vintage ladies made it that much funnier. Glad it made it despite the longer journey. Maybe your neighbor needed a good laugh!!!!!
Comment: thank you for the picturesss.. make me miss the states so muchh.. you have a really nice trip.. i always want to have a twin.. how is it feels like? =D
Response: Having twins is crazy!!! It is getting better now that they are 7! I wouldn't trade them for anything, though! My kids are already wanting to go back and go to the park that was closed. I loved your walk, too!
Comment: Thanks for another brilliant walk, I loved how there is so much art everywhere and I would love to go to the market and i just loved the tram/trolley I bet your children love it .
Response: The area used to be nothing but old buildings. They have really remade the area and now it is a very popular spot. There seems to be some kind of artwork everywhere. It really makes that part of the city look really nice. Not to mention all of the good food there is!!! Thank you for "walking" with me!! And, yes, the kids love the trolley!!
Comment: Great photo postcard, someday when we are both dead, my great grand children will have my postcard collection on the Antique road show and your card will come up as a example of how people used to print photos on a thing called paper and postcards, and they will talk about this thing called the Post office and mail. We will be rich and famous but dead.
Response: Hey! At least we will be rich and famous!! Thank you and I am glad they you received it!!
Comment: I got yours today, too (like, literally 5 minutes ago, hehe)! Thank you so much! :) That cracked me up and was right up my alley! :) Ahhh, sarcastic humor is awesome. Well done! :) And the paper you used was very pretty, too! It was also cool how you made the phone numbers have legitimate alpha versions, LOL! :) Thank you!
Response: I had fun making it. I laughed too hard while I was making it!!!
Comment: That was too funny!! I got a good kick out of it...I have a friend that is coming to my house today and we talk about just that so I am going to share it with her!! Thank you again for the laugh...you should be getting mine any day now....it's totally different. I hope you like it!
Response: Heehee!! Put your big girl panties on!! I laughed so hard while I was making it!!!
Comment: Thank you - the little tapestry purse is my favorite!
Response: I am glad. I love all kinds of little coin purses like that. I wanted to hide a couple little extra items inside the box. A couple of weeks ago I found a really cool wooden cigar box at the same store!!
Comment: I like the way you decorated your cardboard - chocolate goes with anything! I love white chocolate too, but I rarely eat it because once I start, I can't stop. :o(
Response: OH!! Thank goodness you got it!! It was the most odd sized piece that I sent this time. I ate that at work one night when I needed chocolate!! Thank goodness for a 24-hour Walgreen's store just down the road!!! I get started and can't stop either!!!
Comment: I loved it! Thank you, I'm using the box to store my ATC's for now, and The frames are going on my Altar for Dia De Los Muertos.
Response: You almost didn't get the box!! I wanted it so bad. But, I thought it would be good to keep some little things in. I did keep the smaller wooden box!! I love some wooden cigar boxes!!! I am glad that you liked it!!
Comment: Thank you for your very professional looking photo of your dinner...It would make a great advertisement shot!!
I'm with ya on moving south...I would go at the drop of a hat because I'm always cold here in PA! ......Chari
Response: Thank you! That one did turn out rather nice! I think it is getting warm here this week! It is already warmer this morning than it was all weekend!
Comment: Wow Melanie! Thank you for the FB's you sent me for the swap! How did you fit all the items, including you mail art into one envelope?! Thank you for recipe, postcards. Hope we can swap again.
Response: You are very welcome! That is something I learned in the Army. You have to be a master of packing large quantities of stuff into a small bag!!!
Response: I am glad it arrived. I got to thinking that because of the way I decorated the first envelope, it could have gotten torn in one of those sorting machines. And I was so proud of it, too!!! Anyway, I am very glad you received it.
Comment: Boy, you really hit my hot button with all those photos of architecture! Very interesting buildings, and I love the statue of the girl with the kite. :) I've been through Arkansas but never stopped in Hot Springs - now I feel like I need to make a visit there. Thanks for sharing your walk!
Response: If you ever come up Interstate 30 from TX, Hot Springs is about 30 minutes from the south side of Little Rock. If you like lakes and things like that, you will love Hot Springs. Good food, shopping, night life, history, relaxation, they have it all. Thank you for the rating!!!!!!
Comment: Lovely Zentangle. It arrived hanging on by a thread. I know I have had PC's sent that did the same, the glue pops. A moment longer with the USPS and I would have had a fruit by foot chunk of cardboard delivered! Glad the drawing popped off in my hands! Try a different glue, or some people use those glue dots or double sided tape. I wonder how many cards I've made that pop apart? A few, I know! Anyway, GREAT drawing! Please experiment with other glues and bend your card after a day or so before you send, I'd hate to see your beautiful work lost in the mail. Thanks! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I will. They usually do really good, though!! Glad it got there!!
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love the coin purse and the great coin and card too! I especially like your note to swap Pralines...lol =). I am ready whenever you are to do that private swap....yummy!
Response: I will let you know on that private swap! Pralines are awesome!! I am glad you like the purse!!
Comment: Your postcard finally reached its destination on the other side of the globe. Thank you for the postcard. It's nice to see the other side of Lake Michigan since I've got chance to only see it from Chicago's side when I was in US.
Response: That was the first time I had ever been to Michigan. It was nice, but I was ready to get back to where I live. The lakes were beautiful-we saw Lakes Huron and Michigan, but they were too cold to swim in while we were there. I am not used to that at all!!! The sunset was beautiful, too!! I am glad that you got your card!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package in the lovely lovely wrapping! I'll definitely get use out of both of these magazines and the handmade cards are awesome - thank you for sharing those too! make from these mags! (and thanks for the info on the media mail too!, excellent idea!)
Response: I am glad you liked them. The Recycled Craft magazine is one of my favorites, among others from the same company!! Enjoy!!
Comment: Hi Melanie, thank you for sending the bags. There are many nice stamps for my collection. And thank you for coordinating the swap! I'm completely hooked on these bags and hope to join your next swap too.
Response: They are great little things to receive in the mail!! Thank you for joining!
Comment: Received your (pet) frog ATC today!! I'm honored that you shared the photo of Romeo and his story with me :) And I love the embellished notecards! ( I would give you 2 hearts for the great postage stamps!)
Response: When I saw this swap, I knew I had the perfect photos for it!! We have three just like him!! I am so glad you liked the notecards! I am always needing some and find it is cheaper to make my own!! Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: It is always hard to have people not trusting you as a parent.
Response: After 15 years of it I am used to it by now!! Thank you for being a part of this swap and for the heart!! It helps to know that there are others out there you can share your story with and to know that there are others just like you!!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your story, I'll be writing back to you as soon as I have some free time. *hugs*
Response: You have free time??? Heehee!! I know what you mean. It is 115 in the morning here and everyone else is asleep!!! It is good to have someone to talk to about fears, frustrations and everything else that goes with being a mom!!!
Comment: Very nice! I like that Phicops tangle; that's one I haven't tried yet. Thanks for the ATC. :)
Response: I found it one day and worked very hard to figure it out. Once I did and actually made it look good, I got an email with a link to the instructions!! It has to be one of my favorite ones right now!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I totally felt your pain. I am a mom with a toddler. Gio he has autism and Gosh it's nice to know someone else besides me has those same fears and anxieties. Please KIT if you would like.
I truly cried reading this, My son is laying next to me with his foot down my underwear LOL it's a comfort thing.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK TRULY WORTH A HEART A RAINBOW AND STAR
Response: I may seem a little (or a lot) overbearing to the people at the school, but my kids are my life!! It is always good to have another mother to share things with even if you don't know them!! Thank you for the heart!!!!!!
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the postcard! I always show my postcards to my boyfriend and everytime its "cool" lol but he saw yours, and it was "really cool! thats my favorite one!" haha. so thanks :)
Response: I am glad he liked it!! I like to do some crazy artwork sometimes. Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: Red Barron makes me think of being a kid, that was the frozen pizza I always begged for when I could have one growing up!
Response: I thought they made pizza only until a few years ago. If you add a little extra chicken and extra cheese and broil the top, it makes for a really delicious dinner!! You should try one if you can find it at a store near you!!
Comment: It took me a few minutes to figure the cookbook layout and then I was so absorbed by it time flew by. Thank you for the really great book. It is a fun book. I going to make the white cake for easter. I have never seen a calendar memo pad I can't wait to use them. Happy Easter!
Response: The Southern Living yearbook cookbooks are a little confusing at first, but they really are some great books. I flipped through and I almost kept it for myself!! I thought the memo pad was neat and if you are like me, you can always use something like that!!
Comment: I loved your wonderful prayer lift. It kade my heart swell. I pray that all of your troubles will lay down too rest, but for shure keep your head up and never let go!
Response: I know I rambled on, but I have always believed that God doesn't bring you to something if He s not going to lead you through it!! It is just great to have people that pray for you. And believe me, my kids are wonderful little people!!!
Comment: OMG, I was not expecting to get that much stuff. You truly exceeded my expectations and if I could I would give you a 10 and a double heart. :-)
And, if you dont' mind I would like to receive the next devotional, just let me know if it costs anything or not.
God Bless You, Angie Justus
Response: I am thrilled that you liked everything. Mardel is one of my go to stores!! And they have great items!! Enjoy and God bless!
Comment: Hi! I love your chunk of cardboard! It is really amazing - do you mind sharing how you sealed it? Very cool! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this - love it! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hello Melanie! I love your "C" zentangle. I totally understand how crazy life can get. I am sometimes late for Swaps, so I cannot throw stones! So yes I have given you a 5 and a heart for your humor! I also love the card you enclosed, the graphics are so pretty - I could frame it! :) I also followed your blog!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envies! I hand make mine to, I deconstruct envelopes I like then trace a template onto chipboard so I can use it as a tracing tool over and over again. Happy swapping hope to see you around again : )
Response: That is what I do with them. I have really started making most all of my envelopes!!!
Comment: Miss Melanie, you are absolutely correct...ANY typewriter is "vintage" in today's world! But your ATC is just right...very detailed and interesting. And those pretty little ATC envelopes...thank you so, so much for being a wonderful swap partner!
Comment: This atc has everything I like!! Love creative collage... Love every element.. Great job thanks so much... The note pad was terrific am using it already ... Thanks for everything hope one day to return the favor!
Comment: Thanks for the card..It is wonderful!!!! I loved it and hopefully a few postal peeps along the way did too...My maillady confesses to reading my post cards...I love living on PCB Florida....I know where Dirty Dicks is because we go ioften to a hardware store next to it ( Guess we do local kind things) There are so many good resturants on the beach...Thanks again for the card....it is fun and funny..hugs 'n â™¥â™¥â™¥'s
Comment: Thank you so much for the really neat striped bracelet! It fits me perfectly and I love the color combo. I also enjoyed your note - it sounds like we have a lot of common interests! And thanks for the extra note card, and for hosting this swap!
Comment: Thank you! :) I loved the art journal board and wish I could craft something like that myself! Have to start practicing ;) I also followed your Printables board to maybe print something from there when I will get a printer!
Comment: I loved the paper sack book you made or both I should say. As I was opening my mail, the little one was watching and when I read your card and handed her the 2nd one, the smile on her face said it all. That was so sweet and kind of you. I can't wait to add pictures and stuff to my new book.
Comment: Hi Melanie, I got your packet yesterday. Thank you so much for everything!! All you sent for me were new to me and I like them a lot. I also shared the candies with my roommate and brothers and they also enjoyed them ^,^ My favorite ones are Arkansas Mints and Cow Tales. Thanks so much and have a great day. Hope you'll receive my packet soon too!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it all. I tried to include things in didn't think you could get!! Cow tales come in different flavors, too!!!
Comment: Thanks for the comments on my blog!!!! You are super sweet! I have been blogging since 2008 about freezer meal cooking and I have my own freezer meal swap group that has saved me a lot of time and money. Thanks so much!
Response: Some of the recipes actually looked like something my very picky family would eat. You have a lot of good meals and meals that look super easy to fix!!
Comment: Thank you! I like how you gussied up the card and especially the tiny little envelope with the recipe. I wish I could send you some warm weather as you requested, but someone seems to have stolen it from us! It's been very cold here ( well, for us ) and we are having to wear heavy coats and gloves. No snow though! We haven't had snow since January 1976! I will look at your blog later tonight. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. I like to add my little touch to things.
Comment: Hi. Thank you for the postcard and your letter. I will read it to my students tomorow for my English lesson. It has been a very tiring week since we already started the school session n i m bz with my daughter in her kindergarten. Both twin are sleeping beside me. Enjoy your day. Bye!
Comment: Hey Melanie, I apologize for the late rating. I can only attribute it to a hectic Christmas season. I received your swap on Dec 13th and you did indeed get creative in making the recipe cards. Thank you so much. No gizzards for us but I will use the ground pork in the Dirty Rice recipe! We all love chicken and bananas so the other recipes work for us as well. :o) Happy New Year!
Comment: Melanie, if santa is real then you are my santa this year!!! The package is here, one day after christmas. So glad that they didnt return it to u :) soooo happy!!! This is like my best christmas gifts this year!!!! Never seen so many choices of bath and body before!!! The case is way too cute to use!!! I love them, and u r such an amazing partner!!! I wish i can give u more than just a heart for such a heart warming package like this. If u want, we can do more pvt swap in future :) merry christmas melanie, and god bless u!-rika-
Comment: thanks for the comment!! I know, I would love to use my phone to update my blog but it always put the photos weirdly -__-- Oh well glad I have my laptop :D
I would really love to get candy from the States!!!!!Thank you for your super kind suggestion ^_____^ We could always arrange a private swap for us if you would also like to receive some sweets from Finland? Please PM me if you want and let's discuss more:)
Response: I think it is the blogger app! Does it on my phone and on my tablet. Would love to post "on the go". It would be so much easier!. I would love to try some new candy!!! Let me know what I can send your way!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the comment! Wow you have a shop nearby that sells paper money? I am so jealous! It was very nice of you to offer to send me some, I'd love to do a swap and send you some things you'd like! Just send me a message if you like :) Merry Christmas, and thanks again!
Response: I will get with you after the first of the year. Yes, they have a fairly good selection!
Comment: thanks for the letter! and for telling me about yourself..bet those twins keep you on your toes! lol i know my little one does : ) and the paper and envelope were soo pretty! ill be writing back for sure!
Response: So glad that you liked it. They keep me busy!
Comment: Love the winter magic postcard. This is actually a familiar scene to us here in Idaho. The frost on the trees in the mornings cling to the branches of the trees and shimmer and glitter till the sun melts it. It is magical. Thanks.
Response: Thank you. Hope that you have a happy holidays.