Comment: Hey Sofia, I opened your gift on christmas eve and really enjoy the things you got me. its very apparent you took the time and care to read my profile and select some things for my collections that I would really appreciate!
Ive been wanting to visit oregon for a long time, ive never been even though I'm just below in CA!
By the way, for the pressed penny you think I sent you, are you sure it wasnt the winchester mystery house? I used to send out pennies from there a lot.
Response: Hi Laura, yes, I did spend a lot of time reading and re-reading your profile to send you gifts I hoped you would love! I am so glad you liked everything. You are right, I meant to say Winchester house, I guess I spaced on the name, but it is by far my favorite pressed penny in my collection. I have always been fascinated by that story, and would love to tour it one day. I hope you make it to Oregon, it is beautiful here. Maybe one day if you do, send me a message, and if I have the day off, I could take you to see one of my favorite wineries, or give you a fun tour of Portland. The outside market of artists selling their art spans for a mile, and is great to explore. I also think you would love the museums and Japanese gardens. I wish you a happy new year!
Thank you SO much for the lovely card and gift. I absolutely LOVE the owl stickers, they are so cool.Thank you and thanks for hosting. Hope you have a lovely Christmas!
Response: You are very welcome! I had a lot of fun shopping for your gifts. I found the owl stickers when I was at the store stocking up on bubble wrap mailers and wrapping paper. They were by the Christmas decorations, when I saw them I knew immediately I needed to send them to you, even though I had already bought your gifts. : ) I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Such a serene winter scene. Nothing like that her in my part of California. And thank you,too, for the snowflake label stickers. Very nice. Merriest Christmas to you and your loved ones!
Response: I'm so glad you loved what I sent, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, too!
Comment: This is truly one of rhe most beautiful cards I have received this year! Thank you for your kind message as well. I wish you a very blessed Christmas season!
Response: Your comment made my day, I am so glad you loved it! I do try very hard to read my partners profile and send something I think they will love. Thank you for exchanging with me, Merry Christmas!
Comment: Gorgeous!!!! I love your "icicle." It was postage due but I don't mind :)
Response: I am so glad you love what I made! I have so much fun making them. I apologize for the postage due, I had the new guy at the post office hand weigh every single one of my many swaps I sent out last week. They were hand stamped as being accepted, so why another postal worker would weigh it again and add postage is beyond me! Ironically I received a swap today after work with postage due, and I asked my husband, what am I supposed to do, leave two dimes in the mailbox, lol? Anyways, I'll message you to find out what I owe you, and to see if you want a duplicate of what I sent, or another color for our next swap. : )
Comment: Thank you for the limited edition Christmas card. I love peacock feathers, I will continue to enjoy your card well into the new year! Thank you for sharing such a precious card with me. And I so appreciate the one cent stamps. I often use vintage postage, so I am always in need of 1-centers. So very thoughtful of you! Merry Christmas!
Response: You are very welcome! I collect all things peacock themed, I love them so much. It's been a few years since Punch Studios released anything this spectacular, for Christmas unfortunately, although they do use the peacock designs for blank note cards still. Earlier in the year I bought out all the one, three, and six cent stamps my post office had, because they are fun to use, and are a nice gift as well. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Sofia, I received your happy mail today and was so surprised at the stamps you included inside! I love them!! I had looked at the ones on the outside of the envelope and thought "oh sweet! She used a lot of stamps to send it!" I also like the decorative stamping you did on the outside. The card itself was beautiful, and I really love glitter and sparkles! I chuckled at your quote about "mailbox full of happy mail" and "stamp supply renew itself continually". Thanks for a great swap! Happy Thanksgiving to you! PS - I'm going to hold off as long as I can to open the gift. I doubt that I'll make it til Christmas, but I'll enjoy the anticipation until I can't resist any longer!
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked it! I love decorating with unique stamps, I have quite a collection. It was fun making your swap, hopefully we will swap again. Merry Christmas!
Comment: thank you - do you just send a few stamps to international friends or do you put on envelope to be canceled? thanks
Response: You are welcome! It depends on the profile, if someone mentions they collect stamps, I might send one inside the envelope. I almost always use them on the envelope itself for international swaps. : )
Comment: Thank you for this awesome swap! I really loved everything, especially the super cool art postcards you sent. The sugar skulls are awesome, and I love this hilarious little cat magnet! You definitely put a lot of time and effort into this, so it's much appreciated :) Hope you have a great Fall/Halloween this year, and hope we swap again soon!
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked it! I did, indeed, put a lot of time into these swaps, I worked on them for two weeks, hoping to make everyone happy. Yours was my favorite to create, since we both love sugar skulls. : ) I hope to swap with you again!
Comment: Got the beautiful card in today's mail :) and thank you for the extra goody! We did have a full size tree that we kept up all year round, but our cats seem to think it was there for them to hide and play in haha! so we ditched the tree and made one up on the ceiling :) Makes for some great lighting in the room too when we don't want to use the bright white lights :) Thank you again for the great card :)
Response: You are very welcome, I am so glad you loved it! It was fun to read your profile, you have so many cool pictures of your town. I wonder if my husband would go for letting me string lights on the ceiling? : ) Hopefully we will swap again, I'll be hosting quite a few Christmas card swaps, so please join! Have a wonderful week.
Comment: Thank you very much for my stocking stuffer and all the wonderful cardinal extras!!!. I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!!
Response: We both share a love of birds, especially cardinals, so I have a lot to share in my collection! I am glad to hear that you loved everything. I hope you have Merry Christmas as well, and that we swap again. : )
Comment: One of the best swap-bot letters -- I never expect to learn anything but how young most of the letter writers are and that we have little in common. I will reply, perhaps not today but soon because you create questions in my mind.
Response: I truly appreciate your comment, it is quite the compliment, especially considering you are an original member of swapbot. I look forward to your letter, and I will send one in return.
Comment: Hello! What a beautiful Christmas card you've sent. I really enjoyed it. I also appreciate the stamp sheet. The US makes such great stamps, I've hardly seen the minor definitives, so you've sent a pleasure for my collection. Thank you~Merry Christmas ;}
Response: Hello! I am so happy to hear that you loved my swap. I always carefully read my swap partners profile and wish list. I'm glad you love the stamps.Thank you for joining my swap, I'll be hosting more soon, and I have a collection of US stamps to share. I hope you will join my future swaps. : ) Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Autumn treasures you sent. I enjoyed the personal note you sent also. Many times, swaps are impersonal, so it's nice to get a note.
Response: You are very welcome, I'm so glad you liked the swap, I spent a lot of time on them. I feel the same way about not receiving a written card, I'm here to interact with and meet people, not just receive mail. I hope you'll join my future swaps. : )
Response: I am so glad to hear that you loved your swap, and that it arrived so quickly! I do spend a lot of time and effort trying to create a swap my partner will love. I hope you will join my future swaps!
Comment: Thank you!!! :D I couldn't wait until december, I already opened it - and I absolutely love the rhinestone sets in color gradients. VERY useful for my crafts projects when I need matching colors! :)
Response: Hi! I had a feeling you would love the crystal embellishments, I'm so happy to hear that you did! You have a great wishlist, so It was fun shopping for you. I look forward to swapping with you sometime again!
Comment: Thank you so much - I'm putting the gift in my stocking :) And THANK YOU for the bicentennial quarter. I haven't found any lately so I really appreciate you sharing. You're the best!!! take care, darla
Comment: Your letter arrived today!!! Thanks so much..What a lovely letter ...I will send your response out this week! Yes I did receive some of your crystals...they donned my tree and looked so pretty!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I appreciate that you went through the extra effort to send me one without glitter - it wasn't necessary (because the swap wasn't profile related), but man, it made me smile to read that you chose a different card because of my aversion to all things glitter! I hope you have a lovely holiday season!
Comment: hehehehehe. IDK if you remember swearing in the card or not but it gave me a laugh for sure! The thing about creating art is that as long as YOU receive enjoyment from what you do, than that is all! =) Merry Christmas!
Comment: Kindred spirits when it comes to snail mail and mail art! Awesome! Thank you for the review and comments on my profile. Snail mail IS great but I have really enjoyed reading what my peers have thought of my profile during this swap! Hope our paths cross again soon....cheers
Response: Hi! I agree, this swap was fun, getting to know the people in our group. Reauk hosts some great swaps. : )
Comment: This was the best christmas greeting card I've ever received !!! It was truly beautiful â¤ï¸ðŸ˜‡â˜ºï¸ I can't thank you enough :) you simply made my day :)) I have a big fat smile while I'm typing this ðŸ˜ƒâ˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸ Thank you !! Lovely christmas stickers as well :)
Response: Oh, your comment made me smile, you are very welcome! I was starting to worry that I shouldn't have mailed a 3-d card, so I am happy to hear it made it through customs! Punch studios makes the most beautiful cards, I just love them. I have two other designs if you are interested in exchanging. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Snowman Christmas Card and the great postcard of a lighthouse from Oregon. Love collecting lighthouses and postcards. Happy holidays to you and yours and happy swapping, Linda
Response: Hi Linda, you are very welcome! We have some spectacular lighthouses here, I have always loved them, too. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas package!! I adore the bonus postcards you sent me, you are right, they are just my taste and I love them! I have put the TWO stocking stuffers in my stocking!! Can't wait to open them. :) Thanks again!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the sentiments. I'm really looking forward to the holidays this year. Also thanks for the little extras.
Response: You are very welcome, I love making and sending special Christmas card swaps. I also love having something to look forward to as my cards arrive. I hope to swap with you again sometime, have a nice weekend!
Comment: Hi Sofia! Thank you for sharing your paranormal story with me. I'd love to hear more about your experiences and swap more stories in the future! :) And thank you for the awesome ciderhouse sticker too. Take care.
Response: Hi Julia! Writing and sharing these stories turned out to be such a positive experience, I would be happy to exchange stories with you sometime. :) Just message me whenever you would like to swap! I hope you have a great weekend.
Comment: Absolutely loved reading your paranormal story, it sounds like you have had alot of interesting things happen to you. It was just lovely to hear all about your Grandad, bless him, I do hope he finds his peace. Thank you for my sticker too...I love Cider!! Sounds like a bucket list add heehee xoxo
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked my story. It was a little challenging to tell to a stranger, yet very cathartic once I started writing since I have so many happy memories of him. I'm glad you like the sticker, Two Towns Cider are becoming quite famous and winning awards, no doubt they will be selling in other states if they haven't already. Have a great weekend!
Comment: Thanks for rating and I'm sorry I'm just now rating. I'm happy that you all like my profile. It was hard work creating. Lol. I could watch and listen to a waterfall all day. Robin made me laugh. I would say Mrs. Doubtfire is my favorite movie. Mork and Mindy was good.
Response: I bet you did invest some time in your profile, this swap made me realize I have some pictures to add. Have a good week!
Comment: Sofia, thanks for my comment and reading my profile :) Bruce...our daughter loves him added to the fact that she also think Batman is the best superhero (like since she could talk). Horses are def expensive to maintain- but wouldn't it be so cool. While in Florida we visited SAnta's Enchanted Forest and she got to ride and pet the ponies...it was so lovely. Let's keep in touch! cheers...
Response: Bruce is an adorable story. I know, horses are so expensive, I can only imagine the vet bills and food alone, but we can still dream, right? Let's definitely keep in touch, and I'll be hosting more holiday swaps soon, hopefully you will consider joining those as well. Take care!
Comment: Oh hey, thanks for the lovely comment! I'm a bit of a jack of all trades, but it sure means I don't run out of things to do! Bladerunner really is something special. I imagine you knew (before I said so) about 'tears in the rain' thing? Anyway, have a nice day!
Response: That scene is definitely epic, and no, I had no idea it was improvised. Thanks for the fun fact! It's been nice commenting back and forth with you, I hope you have a nice weekend!
Comment: Thank you for such a sweet comment. Watercolor painting I found is about 2 things. Step back and look at it from a distance and know that less is more. Most people over work watercolors. I really do hope to make it to Oregon someday, you make it sound amazing! All the best to you, Caly
Response: Hi Caly, thank you for the advice. I truly struggle the most with two things, warping paper, and finding the right ratio of water to paint. I'll keep experimenting though. Youtube videos make it look so easy!
Comment: thanks sofia for the lovely comment yes I prefer to swap in the groups and find it interesting learning and receiving ideas and of course magnets lol after a mushroom stamper lol not seen one yet . lol Andrea
Response: I agree, I also prefer swapping in the groups, because it is far more likely I will be rated. I'd rather be flaked on than not rated, it stresses me out! Aside from that, its exciting to see the Christmas swaps beginning to arrive in the mail, makes me want to put up the tree already, lol.
Comment: thank you for a lovely card I didn't peek at my stocking filler .arnt I good lmao
Response: I hoped you would love the card! I can't wait for you to open the stocking stuffer, though. I'm certain you won't have anything like it yet. I'm going to try and save my Christmas swaps, too, we'll see how long I can hold out. : )
Comment: Thank you for your recommendation. I don't normally read Stephen King but I think I might try it too. Recently I've been dreaming of a good story to write but again things don't line up. So it's sitting in a journal for later use. Thank you.
Response: I haven't read King's fiction in forever, but we were assigned this book in a writing class, and I actually didn't want to read it. It turned out to have good advice that is applicable for any writing style or genre. Anyways, as long as you save the journal, you will always have the idea to work on when the time is right. : )
Comment: Aaaahhhhh... so many just-for-me selections! Love it -- thank you so much! The sugar skulls book mark is going right into use! Have an awesome week!
Response: I had so much fun putting together your swap, and I was really hoping you would like the design of the sugar skull bookmark. I can't wait to send your magnet swap, I just picked one up for you today!
Comment: arrived today wow love both these magnet's my husband placed a big metal magnet board above my desktop your magnets are pride of place on it thanks for exras if you like to do a private swap please let me know
Response: Oh, your comment made me smile, I am so happy that you liked them so much. I have been collecting quite a few magnets recently for swaps, so I would be happy to exchange a private swap any time.
Comment: Hi Sofia, thanks so much for all of the lovely items you sent. I really like the bird envelope and note card, the flower envelope, stickers and especially the owl notecard. Thank you so much. Hope we swap again.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything, your envelope was fun to put together! I would be happy to swap with you anytime. : )
Comment: Hi Sofia, I finally made it back home and got your package. Lots of fun stuff. Thanks for sending it. I'm now in Seattle for this week. After this I'll finally be back in Arkansas for a while and be able to do some crafting. Part of our work on furlough is visiting churches so I hope I'll have some time in between to craft a little with your lovely things. Thank you.We can do the Prague swap anytime you want after I'm back in Arkansas. Let me know and I can set it up or you can. No matter to me. Blessings, C
Comment: Love what you sent, Sofia. All the beads are so lovely. The butterfly stickers are beautiful. I shall probably use them right here with some crafting. And thanks so much for the Oil Sharpie. It will work well to write over journal pages when many other pens do not. Those blender pencils look interesting. I brought some colored pencils with me so I shall try them out. And lastly, I love the charms. So different from what I can get in Ukraine.Thanks for all of it, Sofia. A blessing.
Comment: My dearest Sofia, what a wonderful surprise when I got home...your box filled with angels!
The cherub is lovely, the wings charm, the embellishments, the lovely pink ribbon, the stamps, the cut outs specially the puzzle pieces since it's flat I don't need to add extra postage ;) the lovely postcards, the note card it's so adorable (you sure read my profile), the little fairy charm, the sun catcher...wow! your grandma Jewel was such an spiritual woman, and you were so lucky to had share her stories of angels with her. I'll be keeping the "Abundance Guardian Angel" by my front door, because at this moment my home is in need of a miracle. I thank you for every single envelope that you'd made to place my little surprises, you really went out of your way to make this swap so special, I'll pay it forward. Blessing sweetie, may angels guide & protect you always.
Comment: Thank you so much for the bracelet and bits! I appreciate the attention to material as well ^_^. The sound the closure makes when it knocks against the other bits makes a soothing sound for me as well.
Comment: Woohoo, Sofia, it's here. Took 5 weeks, pretty slow, but holidays I guess. So thankful it made it. Thanks for all of it. My ladies will love those stamps. I shall take them to class on Saturday. Don't know if you want to do this one more time, but I have just enough time before I leave here for 6 months. Let me know if you want to. I can send to you from here and you can send to me where I will be there in U.S.
Response: I am so glad to hear it! I apologize for being so late for responding, we had quite a few unexpected things happen as well. I would love to swap again before you leave, I'll message you. So glad you liked the stamps, I was hoping you would think it is a good mix of vintage and steam punk style designs. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the extras. There was so many fun things, I couldn't stop smiling. I hope we are partners again!!
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked everything! I'm in this swap every time, so it is likely we will be paired again. :) Once the holidays quiet down, I plan to host a profile or ephemera swap. I'll message you when I do. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you , i have not opened the envelope as such but going by the description i know we will love it all, i also love the stamps on the envelope i have been trying to find fireworks for my journal and now i have them.
Response: You are very welcome, I hope you love everything! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Comment: This was my favorite Christmas Card swap!!! Thank you sharing with me your special Christmas Joys. ....May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill,
And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Response: Thank you for the nice message, this was a great Christmas card swap. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, surrounded by those you love!
Comment: Thank you for your Christmas ornament, you can be sure it will have a very special place in my Christmas tree, along with the beautiful Christmas card and stickers. The ornament is so beautiful and you have decorated the envelopes so lovely! they are beautiful, I have loved them, I value a lot things handmad, I am really grateful.I wish you a Merry Christmas full of happiness and love surrounded by your loved ones :)
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked the ornament I made, I love making them. Maybe next year we should exchange ornaments! I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas as well, and may 2015 be a wonderful year for you. :)
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty card you made. I also enjoyed the snowman card. Thank you for the stickers for my granddaughter. She will love them. I hope I can get published in 2015. Thank you for the thought. Merry Christmas!
Comment: First: What a beautiful card! I will be saving this. I try to reuse/recycle cards but I love this card. It is my favorite one that I have received this year . ( I've been in a lot of card swaps). The stocking is hung and I put some of my swapped stocking stuffers in it. Now I am even more excited to open all my goodies. I am however using the candy cane pen because it is so cute and fun.Thank you so much for a great swap! Happy holidays!
Response: Your comment made my day, I am so happy to hear that you liked the card! I have lovely new cards if you are interested in exchanging. I just hung up my stockings as well with my swap gifts. It is so much fun to have ornaments on the tree, little gifts in my stocking, and cards from all over the world. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Comment: Thank you so much for hte lovely ornament and extra's :). It looks very nice (sparkly!) and Orange & Spice is pretty much my favorite tea!
Response: You are very welcome! This ornament exchange was so much fun, I'm glad to hear you liked what I made. I'm also happy to hear I sent your favorite tea, that was a lucky guess. :) Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much love my new jewels and the paint will mos def be used. After I move in January and the holidays go by let me know and we will do a private swap.
Response: I'm really glad you love the bracelet, I love making them! I look forward to our art swap, any time is fine with me. I hope you have a smooth transition to your new home, have a wonderful holiday!
Comment: Thank you for the nice Christmas cards and extras. You are so lucky to have such fond memories of your grandmother. I never got a chance to meet any of my grandparents and I've always felt like I missed out on something really special.
Response: It''s my pleasure, I'm glad you liked it. I do feel very blessed to have known her, I wish you could have experienced meeting yours. I unfortunately don't have any nieces and nephews, so i can relate to feeling like I am missing out on something special. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelope, I love the magnets and the postcards are great! And I'll be sure to find a nice spot for all the great glow in the dark-items! :) Thank you so much, you really deserve more than just one heart! :)
Response: I am so happy to hear that you love everything! Your profile was really fun to match. Thank you for the compliment, have a wonderful holiday with your family!
Comment: Sofia!!!! Thank you so so so so so much. Cant find words how much you made me glad. Love it all and hope we will have another swap soon
Response: I am so relieved to hear that your packages have finally arrived! I never thought international mail would start slowing down so early, I think they took nearly five weeks. Hopefully one was the pink cherry blossom package? I would love to arrange a private swap with you again, and I'm so happy you love everything! Please message me when you have a chance and let me know what you have received so far. I sent your most recent package for the Christmas ornament swap on November 21, I hope they arrive before Christmas. :)
Comment: Thank you Sofia for the Happy Mail! I loveeeee the art pcs so much! The stickers are fun, the postage stamps are perfect and much needed and the Avengers thing is like a fun puzzle! I have been craving an art show or two... hopefully after the holiday season my husband and I can get out for a "date" night to see some local artists. Thank you again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season!
Response: You are very welcome! I was hoping you would like the local art, I always find seeing art in person so inspiring. I hope you find time for a date night soon, fortunately we are in a college town, so there is almost always something happening. I hope you both have a wonderful holiday!
Comment: Absolutely lovely...in fact, breathtaking. I put it on the shelf across from my workstation. Thank you so very much. The extras were appreciated as well.
Response: It really makes me happy to read your response. It was a pleasure to make. I felt drawn to creating something beautiful using that particular crystal for you. I am so glad you love it! Thanks for hosting this swap.
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas themed swap! I really need more Christmas craft supplies so I really appreciate it!
Response: You are very welcome! I think I have a lifetime's worth of Christmas and craft supplies. If you want to exchange an envelope sometime, I would be happy to send you some. :) Have a good weekend!
Comment: Absolutely wonderful decorated box full of treasures. Great idea! and neat treasures inside ,thanks so much for taking the time to make me such a cute covered box. ; )
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked the box I sent you! I tried something totally new, and I loved how it turned out. Simple, yet with treasures attached to the outside, I thought it would be something unique to you. The treasures inside were fun to pick out for you to. :) Thanks for coordinating the swap!
Comment: THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE STICKERS. THEY WILL FOR SURE BE PUT TO GOOD USE. THANKS AGAIN & GOD BLESS!!!!
Response: Hi Lynn! I am so happy to hear that you like the stickers, I try to send something new each time. Many blessings to you and your family as well, I am sure I will be sending you mail sometime soon. :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the icicle -- very pretty. I also love the stickers as I'm new to swapbot these will come in handy for card, postcards etc. Love the fox on the tissue paper wrap. How funny that you have a Zoe too -- just love our to bits :)
Response: You are very welcome, I am so happy to hear that you liked it! They are so much fun to make, and look so pretty on our tree. Glad you like the stickers, too. One can never have too many. Happy holidays!
Comment: Hi Sofia! Yes, I am opening my cards as I get them and hanging them on my craft room door. I also write down each card that I send out so I don't resend the same ones or same contents. I am having so much fun sending and receiving Christmas Cards. I just got home from sending out another batch...they look at me like I'm crazy for sending them out so early! I said, "some of them have a long way to go." Sent out a few of over seas, one to Belgium the other to Finland. Hope you are well. Thanks for the fun goodies and lovely card! Happy Holidays my friend! :)
Response: Hi Lisa! I am having fun sending out cards, too. I have a basket that is filling up, I am waiting to open all of mine until December begins. Then I will pin them to the wall. I just received a card from you today! I'm not sure which swap it is from, I will message you tomorrow so I can rate you. It looks like we will be exchanging a quite a few to each other, I am keeping track of what I send as well. Talk to you soon!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretily wrapped prezzies ready for my stocking. Since this is a craft day, I opened them! Since I knew there was stamps, I wanted to use them. The stamps are fabulous and remind me of my own grandfather tree in my back yard. I love my Sharpies as I need these for holiday crafting. I love it all. I appreciate learning about the carousels as there is a small town in Kansas (Atchison) that was know for it's carousel horses in the 30's. Thank you for a great swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: Mona, you are so very welcome. I love Flonz stamps, and their trees are some of my favorite. I also thought you would like the metallic sharpie set, they are perfect for decorating envelopes, and just about anything! :)
Comment: Thanks Sofia! I LOVE your beautiful vintage looking Christmas card! Thanks so much for the embellishments for my arts and crafts class too...you're a sweetie! Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs! :)
Response: Punch Studios Christmas cards are the best, I'm sure I will be sending you more! Merry Christmas to you!! Be on the lookout for your next card with a craft surprise in it. :)
Comment: Sofia, got your lovely swap today. I can do it again too. I really like all the bling and those cute little gears. Must do something steam punk. Thanks so much. Happy to do another swap. You set up or me?
Response: Coleen, I am so happy to hear that you liked everything! If you set up a swap, I have some more art supplies ready for you. :)
Comment: Thank you tons for the great swap! I have looked high and low for birthday stickers & you send me some! Great!
I loved your Oregon coast PC. I can see why it is one of your favorite places. It would be mine too!
Many thanx for being my partner!
Response: Hi Ellie, you are so welcome! I just sent you a return penpal postcard today, I hope it isn't the same one. I have many birthday stickers, I'll send some more your way sometime. :)
Comment: Your little letter definitely made my day. Thank you so so much for the rainbow stickers, HRC sticker, and art card. I'm still grinning about it.
Response: You are very welcome, I'm so glad you liked it! I really try to find things based on profiles. Your mail was fun to put together, I knew exactly what I wanted to send when I read your profile. :)
Comment: What fun pennies!!! I've spent the last 45 minutes online looking at all the carousels from the Albany Museum and have only viewed half of them, so far. My favorite penny is Harriette, though they are both darling. My wish is that you have many, many happy swaps overflowing from your mailbox.
Response: Isn't the art work in the shop amazing? The progess is so much fun to see when we stop in, many of them are already finished and on display around Albany. Next time, I will have to send you a magnet. :)
Comment: Sofia, thank you so much for the beautiful card with an owl on it and the nice paperclips. I especially loved hearing about your trip to the ciderhouse and the included sticker. Thanks again for putting so much effort into this swap! I love it!!!
Response: I love those owl cards, I think they are just perfect for autumn, glad you liked it too! The ciderhouse stickers are my favorite local sticker to send out, I love the artwork. Have a wonderful week!
Comment: Thanks for the cute snowman card, Sofia! Plus the extras! I wish there were good flea markets here too, like you read about in magazines like Country Living. I've never taken any sort of 'picking road trip', though I would love to someday! You should think about coming up to the Portland's Largest Garage Sale here at the Expo Center on November 1st. Its probably the closest thing to a really good flea market. (o;
Response: I'm so glad you liked your mail! I would love to see the Portland Garage sale, that would definitely be worth the drive. I could spend all day browsing through old things. I can't go this year, but I do hope that you find some interesting treasures!
Comment: I like how you decorated all the faces of the card,and how you stamped the envelopes to match.
The front in particular does look a little simple, there are a couple things I would recomend.
First, the design is really spread out, because the design elements are very small. If you make the card smaller (I generally make A2 size). Your eyes can see the entire image at once as a scene rather than looking around and notice the different elements one by one.
Another technique I tend to like is to add a mat color then another blank page on top: http://www.craftstampscentral.com/handmade-birthday-card-tin
That again shrinks and defines the image field wail maintaining the card size in a decorative fashion.
Response: Thank you for the constructive criticism, I think you are right, the designs of the stamps were spaced too far apart. I usually do a collage type card that includes stickers, so I didn't realize how much space would be left when not using stickers to border the patterns. I should have cut it down, first, I think the patterns would have flowed together. I like the card in the link, that is a good example of how a simple design can still be interesting on it's own. It looks much more...polished. Thanks for giving me a heart on my first home made card. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing gift!!! The bracelet is gorgeous and fits just perfectly : )
The kids loved their stickers and have made a picture each for their bedrooms : )
Response: I am so glad the bracelet is a perfect fit! I'm truly happy to hear that you liked it, I love making crystal and glass bracelets, yet sizing can be tricky for gifts. It's really cute that your kids made pictures for their rooms with the stickers. :)
Comment: Hi Sophia. Your envie made me jump for joy! Thank you for reading my profile. You did an excellent job on finding perfect little token surprises for me, especially the thought placed in choosing the postcard--how touching! I love, love, love them all. I wish that I could give you a million hearts.
Response: That is so sweet! Your comment made me smile, I am so happy to hear that you love everything. I do very much enjoy finding things on my partner's profile that I think they will love, that is definitely part of the fun of exchanging!
Comment: So you are AWESOME! I literally feel so spoiled! I loved everything you sent and I have loved getting to know you through this swap! THANK YOU! I hope we continue messaging each other because I enjoy talking to you! Love always, Liberty.
Response: Thank you Liberty for the kind words! I am so happy to hear that you loved everything. The ATC's are fun to make, and gave me a reason to practice my drawing skills. :) I loved what you sent, too, thank you so much for setting up this private swap, I know how busy you are. Of course we will continue messaging each other, it's a blessing to have met you. Much love! Sofia
Comment: SOFIA!!!! got your package.. wohooo what a surprise. You really made my day. Love all that stuff and so special to my profile. Thank you ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ let me know if you want to do private swaps and if i can send something special from germany to you. Big hugs isabell
Response: Hi Isa! I am so happy to hear that you loved everything. The ephemera swap gave me a reason to visit my favorite museums, and it was so much fun crafting your package to your profile. I would love to exchange a private swap with you! I will send you a message to work out the details.
Comment: Thank you, lovely items! I received both your envelopes today, very kind of you to send the extra envelope with the embellishments. I like the pressed penny too!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I discovered I left out the embellishments when I returned from the post office, so I sent them the next day, I'm happy to hear they arrived on the same day. : )