Comment: I love these, Shawsha, thanks!! Haikus are awesome and I like your art, too. I'm pretty sure I've received one of your postcards?? The dinosaur one with the buildings. Aside from the obvious "cute swap" factor here--what a smart way to market your art! Great idea.
Comment: What a clever take on this theme. I loved the memes. I could relate to almost all except... I never did anything to the photos in the yearbook. As I looked at the pages I started to guess how old you were and my guess by the end was that you were born in 1983. So... apparently I was only off by a couple years. Anyway... thanks so much!
Thanks for the extra zine too. Cute illustrations.
Response: Yup, I was born in 1984 so you were so close! It was a fun swap. :)
Comment: dear Shawsha, today I was the lucky recipient of swap #7 and I received you two lovely zines.Thank you so very much, they are just adorable. I loved them and I love your art. You are so talented.I love your address stickers and I love the way you made the envelope. My husband thought they are the most clever idea since sliced cheese. Thanks ever so much. Sure hope we'll be partners again. Barbara
Response: I'm so glad you liked them, and I am pleased with myself that someone thinks it's so clever! 😁I'm sure we will be partners again, take care!
Comment: Shawsha! Oh my goodness, I just absolutely LOVE and ADORE the Flick ATC you sent me for this swap! I love Animal Crossing as well! I think my favorite character is Blathers, he is so cute! Also, thank you so much for the perfect bird stickers, I seriously love them with my whole entire heart, I am so appreciative and grateful for you and for everything that you sent me. Thank you so much again, you brought so much happiness into my life with this swap!!
Sending you hugs!
Response: Addie, I'm so happy that you liked everything! That makes me smile really big. Also, if you play Animal Crossing, my dream address is:
Comment: Thank you for the donut postcard. All look delicious! I can't believe I'm saying this since we usually have months of rain, but yes, we could use some of your rain. It is cooler now, in the high 70s, low 80s so it is actually perfect for me, but we could use the rain to put out the wildfires. Take care and thanks again!
Comment: Shawsha, I thank you so much for the beautifully collaged pc you made for me. I love it. I love the colors, shapes and then the bright yellow flower! It shows that you really put your time into it. So appreciated! 💝
Comment: Excellent job for a first zine - I'd never have guessed! You should join my Wacky Holidays zine - look on my profile under hosting. (sorry for the shameless plug) I really enjoy your little adorable zine!
Comment: OH You did a FABULOUS drawing of this beautiful DaisY fairy.... I LOVE HER..... great JOB....Neosho???? do you have a great chicken place there??? I went to Cottey College in Nevada..... small world...
Response: Aww, thanks! I don’t know of a good chicken place... but I have only lived here about 10 years so it’s possible that it has since gone out of business. That’s so cool that you went to college in Nevada!
Comment: Hay there! What fun you must have with your students, and what a great excuse to get to eat disgustingly delicious kiddie treats. The unicorn is great! Thank you so much for putting a big smile on our faces out here in ccccoold Toronto Canada. Be well, Diane
Comment: Thanks for this excellent collaged PC with the magenta kitty! I love how you used the dictionary page! We have no snow here now, but the temps have been in the 20s overnight. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Strangely enough, while making the background I was just reaching for random pieces and that one little dictionary scrap just happened to have a word that started with “c-a-t!” Haha.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package received yesterday. The ATC is beautiful. You are a very talented artist. I’m thinking about putting it in a frame so others can see it instead of with my ATC collection We have lots of cardinals in winter also. I was watching a pretty female one right outside my kitchen window yesterday. Glad to get the bird stamp too. I like to use them on ATCs. Really like the washi I’ve never see those. A great swap!
Response: I am so happy that you are enjoying the ATC! I don't believe I've ever had one of my ATCs framed before. How flattering! And thank you for the postcard you sent in response as well, it was a nice surprise! I didn't know that the cardinal is NC's state bird. Missouri's state bird is the bluebird which is quite strange since they are a bit uncommon to see around here! Happy swapping, friend!
Comment: double hearts!! wow....your pc choices are awesome!! and your artwork...very cool!!! I haven't drawn a face in a while...Christmas swapping took up loads of time...and its so rad it's made into a postcard...it's sooo good!!, love it!...now I feel challenged to get back to drawing those whimsical faces....thanks so much!!!...happy new year!....ps....great envelope as well!!!
Response: Sorry for the late response! I am so glad you liked the selection of PCs. I definitely encourage you to make your art into postcards, I used VistaPrint which works well but unfortunately you have to buy a pack of 50 of the same print! But they're not terribly expensive, at least. I would love to see some of your artwork!
Comment: Shawsha....what a gem this post card is!! I have a few that I have collected from the Alice in Wonderland theme and this one is a keeper!!! Wishes for safety, good health and tons of FUN swaps in 2019...Charlene
Response: I'm so happy that you like it! :) Happy swapping!
Comment: Love your hand drawn cat! And water colored. Also loved your decorated envie! I appreciate the extra effort.
Need to update my status. Just trying to make it through chemo. First couple rounds went well, #3 not so much. Four down, 2 to go.
Comment: So sorry to be late on rating you for this wonderful swap. The cards are beautiful as is the envie you made. â¤ï¸ðŸ’Œâ¤ï¸ Even your note were pretty! Thank you, thank you for this lovely letter.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I loved the selection you gave me! Thank you!
Response: Oh good! I was slightly worried it may have not made it to you. I was going to message you to make sure but I didn't want to be one of those pushy "rate me now" people, haha. I'm glad you like the selection.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. It is quite lovely. You are very talented!
Edit ** 5/25 ** I received a second postcard from you today. If you'd like please send me your address and I will send you a postcard in return for the extra. :) Thank you so much.It is quite lovely and my daughter loved it as well.
Response: No need to send another, I'm glad you both enjoyed it! :)
Comment: WOWOWOW!!! I LOVE this package! Twelve stars for you. :) Those retro PCs are totally awesome, love the notecards, stickers, tea and wonderful ATC - so pretty!! Thank you for the amazing package and I can't wait for the weather to get cooler so I can try the two teas! I hope you have a wonderful day and please know your envelope made me smile ear to ear! :)
Comment: Thanks for the stickers and the Quote! I now can tell my mom I didn't behave as a teen because i wanted to make history, as long as my daughters don't try to use it on me when they get older it will be funny lol Happy halloween (btw check out the group I started called scrapaholics is for paper craft lovers with good ratings and good decent swappers who want regular swaps for things they like)
Comment: Very nice. Years ago, I bought about 100 of those old Chinese coins (the real thing, no less) at a gun show, cheap, and used them to make jewelry that I sold! They really are interesting...wonder what took a bite out of this one? someone looking for gold, no doubt!!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcards. I do want these postcards, love them especially the Ferris wheel one and the map one! I've become fond of map cards recently so did appreciate this one, happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you, Shawsha! You made such a simple swap extra special by using the handmade envelope made with a recycled map page (which featured a large butterfly - which I love!) and enclosing an extra pc of a fawn AND the cute heart sticker stamps! I almost missed the cute stickers until I read your note and I looked back in the envelope and they were down in the corner of the envelope. Those are really adorable and I must know where I can buy some! I've never seen them before! Funny how the traveling pc made it to you TWICE! Do you think it will come again a 3rd time? ;) Loved the "Lucky Day" horseshoe postage stamp, too. This is the first one I've seen. I must get some at the post office! :)
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! The heart stamps are by Martha Stewart, I think I got them at Michael's around Valentine's day but I bet you could find them online. The Lucky Day stamp is not a real stamp! :) So I'm afraid the post office can't help you there. I'm not sure how long ago I bought them, but it's from a K & Company sticker pad, the only name I can find on it says "handmade stamp sticker pad." There are lots of styles in the book and hope I can find another, because I love adding them to envelopes! Anyway, I'm glad you found the heart stamps, I was afraid they'd get left in the envelope which is why I mentioned them in the note. :) Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for sending the extra PC to Neko and me. We were driving home one day from school and he we saw a deer in a snowy golf course. At first he thought it was a dog...I guess I never really thought that he hadn't seen one in real life before! LOL Thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: Ugh, guess what? Both of your cards came on the same day! The previous one was probably buried under the Christmas mail. :( Thank you for both of them! I have your address because you participated in a swap I'm hosting, so I'm sending you a postcard for the extra trouble tomorrow. Let me know via PM when you get it! :)
Comment: I so enjoyed reading your spiritual goals. Thanks so much for sharing and being honest. I'm "touching and agreeing" with you... Thanks, too, for the cute card you wrote them in AND the washi tape extras. Love the envelope washi (I see someone else has a washi tape addiction). :-) Oh--thanks for joining in too! Prayers and hugs and LOTS of LOVE...
Comment: I was so excited about this swap (my first one!) My partner is awesome!! She went above and beyond the requirements! She obviously read my profile carefully and included things that she knew I'd love. She made my day and made me feel very special! Thanks so much, dlchick! I hope your partner treats you as well as you did me!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I was hoping it would be your first swap. :) I hope all your future swaps are awesome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute ATC and the Lisa Frank stickers! I love it all!
Response: I saw some Lisa Frank sticker books at Dollar Tree the day after I sent your envelope and was sad I had already mailed your envelope! The ones I sent were from when I was a kid...older designs that I'm not sure they make anymore.
Comment: This is so funny! I just bought some of these cookie and chocolate mushroom cookies as well! They were in a slightly different box though. They were yummy! My husband ate almost all of them though! Thanks!
Response: I hadn't seen these type of cookies before (but I live in rural Missouri, we don't get a lot of Asian imported things in my area). They were tasty though!
Comment: I must be acquiring the rep of crazy cat lady, lol! Thanks so much!
Response: I think that *I* am the crazy cat lady because I had drawn and painted that before partners were assigned. It just so happens that you like cats, and it worked out nicely. So maybe we are both crazy cat ladies. :)
Comment: Thank you Shawsha. You are a fantastic receiveing partner. You really looked through my profile. I received such lovely items from you. My favorite 3 things â™¥! Tea, stickers, and STAMPS! Such beautiful stamps! The envelope was so nice! Handmade! Your snail mail really did make my day. I cannot thank you enough.
Comment: I loved loved LOVED absolutely everything you sent!! I have the stickers that match the "Dream Big" card with the owl on it!! And the flower vellum for cuts....totally going on my clear dashboards in the Filofax I just got for Chrismas!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! Have fun decorating your filofax, I'm a planner addict too, I've just never went for an actual Filofax before though! Are you doing documented life for 2014? Search #documentedlife on Instagram for more info! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I love everything - - especially the D&K Scrabble tiles. I appreciate the fact that you read my profile and sent me things that I definitely like and enjoy. Happy Holidays!
Response: I was happy that I happened to have those two tiles left to send to you! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the tapes and tornado postcard! Those are hard to find! We are expecting ice and snow tomorrow through Saturday. I was a piano teacher for many, many years! Its nice to be a teacher and have that kind of a schedule with the summers off and breaks in the winter :) Merry Christmas!
Response: I was excited that I still had that postcard to send to you! It is very nice to have breaks and summers off... probably my favorite perk of the job!
Comment: Loved the card! Thank you so much! Looks like you got your wish for the snow & ice. I heard southern Missouri got slammed with both. We've had very light snow and super cold temps. It was 11 degrees this morning as I drove to work. :-(
Response: I did get my wish for snow and ice! It has been freezing here too (which I don't like at all) but we did get a break from school, so that's nice.
Thanks for rating! :)
Comment: what a great selection of things from you. Thanks so very much, love the envelope decorations and also the squirrel bookmark. You were very generous with all the extras. I would give you many hearts if I could. Thanks again.
Comment: Hi! Love your zentangle black and white butterfly ATC! No issues with receiving it and it is very pretty Happy Mail! Hope your Halloween turned out to be dry enough to go out! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad it made it to you! The rain did stop just in time for everyone to go out trick-or-treating. :)
Comment: hi shawsha ~ thanks so much for the beautiful ozarks autumn scene ... today is super windy in seattle > leaves have carpetted the ground and are whirling all over the streets, hee! i'm glad we get an 'extra' hour [daylight savings time ends], but no plans ... will see if
i can stay *awake* an extra hour!!!
take care/happy weekend :)
Response: I enjoyed the extra hour this morning when I was feeling like a bum for sleeping so late, only to realize that it was actually an hour earlier! :)
Comment: Great first email swap. Not boring at all, you did a great job. I also enjoy The Big Bang theory. Some crazy characters on that show. And yes Sheldon is my favorite too:-). I enjoyed reading all your email. Thank you so much for sharing with me. Happy fall mailings, ellie