Comment: Thank you very much!❤ Love the postcard, and thank you very much for the space stamp and the Mars sticker on the backside! :) And I love that the stamp and postcard image match! :) Thank you for the book recommendation, the book sounds quite different and interesting and I'm always looking for new science fiction books to read :) Happy Holidays!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you could identify the planet, haha. Have a great holiday!
Comment: Melissa, I really like this ATC! Your stamping technique is masterful...such nice images. Thanks for the Sci-fi rec...I have downloaded Spin State for holiday reading. Sounds like my kind of sci-fi...My current is Orson Scott Card's Keeper of Dreams...short stories so I can read one before I fall asleep. ; )
Response: Thank you - honestly, my technique is so-so, but Versafine ink is magical. I hope you enjoy Spin State - I'm not quite done yet.
Comment: Interesting I received your PC today, my daughter and I were just talking about Portland yesterday she is considering going to school there. It looks like a beautiful city with the mountain and background and I didn't know was classified as the city of roses. We live in an area where there's lots of bears and wildlife around us and I love that fact and seen them in their natural habitat. Thank you for the wonderful postcard and letter 😀
Response: It's pretty nice (or at least parts of it are), and close to nature, although it can be tough to get to it without a car. Not many bears, though! There are some good schools here.
Comment: Hi Melissa... Thanks so much for the extra postcards, and I really enjoyed your note. I also really LOVE how you decorated the envelope - such a cool style. I'm dropping your postcard at the post office on my way home from work tonight. Thanks again!
Response: I'm glad you liked the envelope (I...sort of remember what I did, maybe) - I've been trying to experiment lately with fun but easy ways of decorating them.
Comment: I had to google the cranes call and you're right, pretty cute :D I love the geese landing on the first photo, you've captured the speed (lack of it?) very nicely! I'm pretty sure I have at least one postcard that has the mill in it since I loved it and your photo is just lovely, I really like the flow of water in it. And as cliche as the maple tree might be it's just so gorgeous, I LOVE the branches and Fall is one of my favorite times because of the colors (we call it 'ruska' here in Finland :)) so even though I like all the photos that one might be my favorite ;) Thanks for sharing and thanks for checkin out my blog! I love my halfsies :,D
Response: Thank you so much! I love fall, too - colors and all the nice fog, although I'm bad at getting up early for it.
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful letter! I'm super excited to write back, my goal is to send out a response letter within the next week or two. I absolutely loved the washi tape you sent, thank you!
Response: Yay! No worries if it takes longer, of course (I'm looking at a pile of work and mail to catch up on after being sick...life happens).
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and for the interesting stamps! Wow, more power to you for knowing Hungarian... I started to learn it once but gave up fairly soon; I think it needs more dedication than I had at the time.
Response: Well, I wouldn't say I "know" it, but I could get by okay most of the time. :-) Living there for a while helped a lot, so now I just need to find a way to live in Germany so I can learn German!
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC and the lovely card. I LOVE IT!!!! You ATC card was perfect and so pretty I would not dare do anything to it as you suggested. The artist in the card is so talented and I can see why you love her, Is beautiful! Thanks!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I have been using ATCs to try out new-to-me techniques and styles, so it's a little scary!
Comment: Imagine me: I raise my arms elbows on and shake my hands "iiiik I LOVE it" when I got your card 😃 The card, the stamps (!), neat writing, stickers.. thank you, I loved it, the whole of everything ♡ 😊
Ps. I'd love some waterfalls here!
Response: So glad you liked it! I guess Norway got most of the waterfalls in the region. :-)
Thank you so much for this great envelope of stickers. I adore the ones you picked for me and am so in love with this swap. Thank you also for the extras for my boy. He is swooning over his stickers.
Comment: I'm so sorry for the delay in rating. I found a bag of mail and your swap was in it. Thank you for the beautiful postcard. And for including those adorable post it notes too
And thank you for your extra post-its. They are adorable.
Also thank you for the resend
Comment: I'd love to visit the Petrified Forest. It's really not far away enough to not go. Excellent card. I was really excited that you used the deer & goose stamps, and the beetle sticker... you know me too well.
Response: I'm glad you liked the stamps! I just got them recently and they seemed perfect for you from your profile. :-)
Comment: I really like the postcard you made! I was lucky enough to snorkel with whale sharks. It was terrifying because they are enormous. I've never seen any sharks snorkeling around reefs and I hope I never do. I would be scared! Thanks much.
Response: Did the postcard survive the mailing process okay? I'm still figuring out method, so any feedback is helpful.
I'm so envious you got to snorkel with whale sharks! They are so amazing, but I imagine the sheer size is intimidating. White-tipped reef sharks are pretty safe to be around, but I still had that moment of primal fear.
Comment: Wow! Alice Eastwood sounds awesome; I'll have to look into her! Thanks for the stickers! I don't find many people into bugs! I'd love to write letters/postcards with you! Watch your mailbox! :)
Response: I'm always excited to find fellow bug fans! :-) Maybe over-excited, but I have to do something with all my insect stationery...
Comment: Thank you for the lovely images. I really like the ones with the music sheets as the background. The ones you stained with tea are super lovely as well, I know I will have fun crafting with them. = )
Comment: Hello "neighbor." :) What fun actually and yes, it's always amazing in international swaps to get someone in your own area. I've had it happen a few times. In any case, thank you for the lovely bird card flying me in some pretty washi tapes! :) I don't have any of your designs in my current collection.
Response: Yay, glad I could send you some new ones! :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful bird postcard! Welcome to Swap-Bot :) I don't mind the heat, but the smoke made it seem really humid. When I saw we were neighbors, I had to read your profile :) I, too, love Scrap PDX! I haven't been there for a few months, but I love perusing all their treasures! Happy Swapping!!
Response: Glad you liked it! I'm looking forward to rain clearing up the air...
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love the things you sent. Two of my favorite things - lighthouses and butterflies. The envelope even has a Texas stamp I have never seen before LOL!
Response: So glad you liked it! I have a lot of older stamps, so I'm excited when I get to send a state one to the right state. :-)
Comment: What an exciting assortment of flat items you've sent, I don't know what I like the most..@.@ Definitely saving the sticker squid and really cool space stamps for a special day, but I love the Washi, wolf, winter paper and other stickers, and let me just say, those are the prettiest looking weeds I have ever seen! I had to look up how you did a sun print and it sounds like a lot of fun. :D Thanks for sharing your creative paper with me and all the other sweet treats, along with your lovely note. :) Best wishes, Sara
Response: I'm so glad you liked the items! Sunprinting is incredibly fun - I just got a little $7 kit with the small squares of paper to experiment small scale, but I have dreams of doing a cotton scarf if I can figure out how to get a big enough sheet of non-UV-blocking acrylic or glass.
Comment: I love the otter postcard! And I totally LOVE the quote! I read that series when I was about 12, and adored it...I might just have to reread it because you reminded me how great it was! Thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it! I was thinking I should reread them myself...I forgot how fun they were.
Comment: Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard you sent me! I love it! Yes I've been to Prague, lovely city and the Mucha museum is amazing. Love all the architecture in the city too! Thanks again for the postcard!