Comment: I love your inkbox card! It's original! It's my 1st time swapping one and I'm happy about it!
I can tottally relate to you about this "un-written" rule that we have to be at our peak at 40. I'm 39 and I know what you're feeling... I loved reading your letter, thanks a lot!
Comment: WOW! I can't even begin to process this beautiful package! I literally don't know how you do those gorgeous embossing; mine just come out as a giant mess. Thank you so much for everything, what a great way to come home to after a long weekend!
Comment: Oh my! I can't even begin to tell you how special I felt receiving this. Every beautiful package I took out made me smile. Thank you so much for creating all of this; it means so much to me- and I'm super excited to create with it all!
Comment: WOW! What an amazing envelope of goodies! The washi is beautiful and the hand painted paper you wrapped the stamps in is so pretty! The plant stickers are perfect for a journal I'm working on. Thanks so very much for a wonderful swap. Be well.
Comment: I love this envelope. Thank you. Unfortunately, I didn't see your swap name on the envie, even though it was there, lol, and I opened the letter. Insert face palm. ;) great job. I love all the layers and texture.
Comment: Oh Michelle!! I LOVE your envelope - from the decorated envelope to the goodies inside to your letter, it was all wonderful! I get my second shot on April 30th - looking forward to things getting back to somewhat "normal" - although I don't think the world will ever go back to exactly what it once was (which is not necessarily a bad thing!). So much of your letter about your life is just like mine (ugh, home ownership!) I loved your letter so much. I hope you are well and feeling good. Take care and have a beautiful weekend!
Comment: I finally got my forwarded mail and I'm so glad, because I love what you sent! (Sorry again for the mix-up.) The antique orchid postcard is gorgeous, as is the handwriting on the back I can't believe it's over 100 years old! Thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I love all the reds! Reds, purples and pinks.Oh, and all the coolio vintage stamps! Its just so pretty front and back and I really appreciate those stamps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I bet the gelli plate is great for children too! I can totally see that.
Comment: Michelle thank you for this beautiful postcard. I wrote the same thing too. Since last year August, I was able to downsize on craft and snail mail things. I'm just trying to use what I have now and not buy anything new lol
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap, wow and the birthday Christmas cards, putting those somewhere for next year! We are leaving for Hawaii and those drink packs will be right in my suitcase. Never tried a coffee bag before! Everything about this swap will be used, very nicely thought out . Thank you again. If you ever come to Camas, PM me. Would love to get together!
Comment: Thanks for the card! Wow, I've never been to a bonfire in the winter! It's too cold here in winter for me to want to do that, lol. But, I do enjoy them in the fall when it's a bit warmer! I haven't been sledding in years, I should do that next time it snows!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card sharing your weekend and tuck-ins. Your weekend sounds like fun, relaxed weekend. We'll have to try Miner Burgers next time we are Yakima way. Take care and thanks for sharing!
Comment: Love the map postcard and siren theme. Fellow Starbucks fan! How fun. I like to hear that you still enjoy it after working there. The drive thru has kept me sane during the past 7 months. Take care
Comment: Thank you! The whole package is fantastic, from your artistic envelope (& cool stamps), the letter and especially your homemade goody pocket holder. I love your handmade bookmarks ( laminating is great), tags, embossing (I've never seen the bubble type before)& embellishments, you're very talented.
A big thank you as well for sharing your awesome picture negatives with me. I like what you wrote about their life & love energy. Take care ♥️
Comment: What a great weekend, and I so enjoyed reading about it! Laughs, I rather like your imaginary Thanksgiving day as hiding under the covers with a pumpkin pie and movies all day!! Thumbs up! Thanks for the extras, too... fun washi and I Love that Autumn Oak Leaves pc!! ♥!
Comment: HELLO! I was excited to see another Washingtonian as well. My husband and i used to live in Richland before we moved to Olympia. Thank you for the sweet card and sweet goodies. I truly appreciate it!
Comment: Thank you so much for this package. It was a real uplifting piece of mail, especially with the ‘everything will be alright’ card as I just came back from appointment with my surgeon who said I need to be on crutches another three weeks. Very original unique stamps too! ❤️
Comment: Hi Michelle, Thanks for the great selection of PCs, and for the extra. I love them, as well as your gorgeous envelope with lovely postage stamps & rubber stamps. Great happy mail. Take care :)
Comment: Thank you for the nc; I love succulents so it made me smile.
I hope that school goes smoothly for your 6 year old. And that is too adorable about the kitty. My son loves cats too, but I am allergic so he has quite a few stuffies.
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you for the share about your weekend and the goodies - that was so sweet of you! So glad your kiddos got to enjoy being outside at the park - COVID has just really made things a mess - sigh! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for your kind words re: my mother and sister. This summer has been quit turbulant. I think that is awesome that your hubby took the kids out for awhile. And flowers, he is going to make a great husband someday! I like pressing flowers🌸🌼💐and using them in my art. They only last a short time in a vase, but a long time in our crafts:-). Thank you for the beautiful tag you made. I am always appreciative when crafters take the time to send something handmade. I enjoy seeing all the different artistic personalities:-). I am hoping Minneapolis finds peace as well. We just had another round of riots last week. Burnt down five buildings downtown and damaged and looted many others:-(. I am ready to be done with 2020 and move on to 2021. Have a good evening. I enjoyed reading about your weekend:-)
Comment: Hi Michelle!! How are you?! Oh my goodness, I didn't even know I gave you your first rating in December - how things have changed in that short (but not so short) amount of time. Your sweet words warmed my heart and made me smile. ;A; I didn't know what a Christmas cactus was till I googled it and it's so interesting! Now I'm gonna be on the lookout for one lol! Thank you so much for your incredibly sweet happy mail, it means a lot. ;v; I hope you're staying healthy and safe! Much love!!
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thanks for your note - sounds like you had a really lovely family weekend! And thanks for the little extras as well, love them! :) I hope the rest of your month has been as lovely. Take care!
Comment: Thank you very much for this excellent envelope of Happy Mail! I love everything you sent! I am jealous of your Napoleon Dynamite game, I may have to try to find it on ebay. Also your fly/beaver is awesome!
Comment: Hi Michelle! So fun to have you as my partner that you know about the fridge issue! LOL! It got sorted out, then a storm came through and we were without power for 36 hours! Always something! It's it amazing how expensive dental work is? I wish you the best with that! The goodies from the estate sale sound wonderful! Thanks so much for the share and goodies! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Michelle , I was having a really REALLY rough day and your notecard came in. I love what you wrote , what you quoted and the awesome Alice stickers you sent. Your mail took me from tears to smiles in seconds. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard. I have not been to any protests. I stay home unfortunately. Big crowds makes me a little too anxious. Hope you are enjoying what is left of summer in the PNW.
Comment: Thank you very much Michelle, for the PC & your smell good list. I will have to agree you whole hardly, that babies smell so good! Esp after putting the lotion on & powder. I had 5 babies & I miss them being babies. All grown up now & their late 30's & one in his mid 20's. I love the smell fresh cut grass!
Comment: OMG, thank you so much for the nice card! Everything was decorated beautifully and I especially love the anatomy stamp pieces!!! Will definitely be turning those into something cool 💖🦴 I hope you're keeping cool and staying covid-safe! 😷😷😷
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful notecard and all of the extras. Love the envelope decor too. I wish I could give you more than one heart! Very creative! I'm glad you could get away to the beach for a bit, even though there were 'intruders'. I hope you get to go again soon. Thank you again and take care!
Comment: Hello Michelle, thank you for your delightfully decorated envelope and letter about your 4th of July. I like your plan very much to enjoy bad tv, chips, choc bars & enjoying your sons! Sounds like you are doing great with your family during the pandemic. Thank you also for the extras birds & flower stickers. I enjoyed reading your profile & will send you back a note about what we did for 4th of July. Have a nice weekend! Cheers Dale
Comment: What a marvelous mail art envie to start with, then great swap cards, topped off with such a fun selection of extra stickers, air mail labels, faux postage & more! Thanks so much for a truly delightful swap, Michelle.
Comment: Thank you so much! Your letter was so heart touching. If you truly follow what you mentioned then you will be doing great for all of us. Thank you so much for being in this swap. I loved the package and the letter.
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle!! You went above and beyond. LOL to the "erotic postcards". But I do like the Dark Carnival postcard. I should look in too Pipsticks too, I hope they deliver in Canada (or at least the delivery is not expensive)
My one turn in to three. But still, it sucks. I won't join any electronic swap again.
Take Care always!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter! I grew up watching Bob Ross and being inspired by him to paint, so I definitely appreciate the card! The extras are so nice too! thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day! Stay safe and healthy! ~ Tessa
Comment: Thanks for joining this swap. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. You mentioned two things that caught my attention, as well. (You'll see that when you get my answers.) The kitchen is behind the dining room, but it's not obvious. I didn't notice it the first couple of times I toured the house. Check out the Dali Theatre-Museum in Spain if you're looking for another good tour. I loved that one. Also, the Winchester House tour is great. You have to pay for the download on that one, though. I hope we're able to enjoy museums in real life again soon :-) Have a wonderful summer!
Comment: Oh wow! You have your hands full!! Its just me and my hubby essential workers all through out this. Im burnt out, ready for a few days off, but then I think of you and am like dang girl!! You are awesome throughout this whole pandemic!!!
Comment: “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” - Shakespeare.
I like to look at the user name and try to figure it out before reading about it. The first thing that popped into my mind was “Michigan Love”, followed by several names, including yours. My user name is based on my real name too.
Comment: Hi Michelle thank you for the Frida Kahlo "the Dream" postcard. Yes, the mail is very slow these days. I wont get mail for a week or so then I'll get a bunch with elastic around it. Strange days. But I am so grateful that at least the mail service is still operating. Waiting for packages and the tracking on most is not being updated...this too shall pass...Happy Spring swapping be safe be loved be healthy
Comment: My son used to be a chef on Uncruise and he visited Seattle often. Also, my great-aunt & uncle used to live there. That was a long time ago. I've never been, but it seems like a place I should put on my list of places to visit when it's possible again.
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! That's what I kept saying as I went through this amazing envelope. It got delivered today from a neighbor who apparently it got wrongly delivered to- I'm so happy it found it's way back to me! Everything was so lovely, I love all the paper treasures, and your draw your day was amazing, especially for your first time! Thanks so much, you really made my Sunday.
Comment: Really loved your envelope and everything you sent for this swap! I particularly liked the Mount St Helens card and the historic trails card. Hope your flower pressing turns out wonderfully and you have a great weekend.
Comment: What a wonderful stuffed envie of way more than 3 things! Such fun to go though and all of it will be put to good use! And beautiful bright envie too. (Yes, I've been to Japan -- great trip! And kudos to you and other moms at home with little kids. Can't imagine how challenging that is day in/day out!)
Comment: Thank you so much! I love love love these postcards and the beautiful card. I also used to have the same Be a unicorn... notepaper but I used it all so it was fun to see it in your package. I hope this note finds you well and I will write you back. I am slower than usual because of the new homeschooling happening at my house but I will!
Comment: I can never just send three things either! It just seems so small....
I love what you choose for me, but also the way you placed the little things in those lovely packets and also I so love the envelope! It's funny, so much in common and not all that far away! Thank you 💖💐
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you so much for an amazing swap of so many wonderful vintage things! The parchment paper kitty pattern is precious... I'm a beginner at embroidery, but I think I will use it to create a piece or maybe a series of hoops. I appreciate all the botanical things (e.g. book pages) and love the groovy colorful postalette and cute raccoon postcard. Thanks again and be well!
Comment: Thank you for your letter, your menagerie is amazing and you are wonderful for working at the clinic and for your attitudes. I know of Diane Ackerman but never saw that poem before, thanks for including it as well a the quilt PC.
Comment: Thank you so much, Michelle! This is the happiest happy mail I've received yet. 😍
You were more than generous, and I love everything you sent. The envelope you sent it in is too beautiful for words. Many hearts!!💕💕💕
Comment: What a delightful surprise to receive such love in an envelope 💜 I make my envelopes too and I know how much love you put into illustrating and impecably packing all the goodies for me. You were very proactive, checking what was the best way to mail it to me, and it was packed with love and care. Everytime I get an envelope like yours in the mail I remember why I'm here for. It's a shame I only have one heart to give you :)
Comment: You scored with both quarters - I don't have my parks listed on my profile, but I only have one of the Mariana Islands and it's a bit different. The nickel is also new to me! Your packaging DID make this a very special swap - thanks for the postcards, too! Love the wax sealing :)
Comment: I absolutely love how you decorated the envelope.The washi is cool.The various stamps are precious.Thank you for the lovely note.The pocket letter and tuck ins are fabulous. Thank you also for the Star Bucks gift card!♥️
Comment: Crazy, as soon as you start worrying about a postcard it suddenly arrives. This happened to yours. It came this morning. Thank you so much for the great card. Quite funny that it has taken so long to arrive...
Response: oh good!!! I was thinking about if I messed the address up with my attempts at creative lettering and it was going to be an orphaned postcard. But I'm glad it found it's way to you. can't believe the loooong journey! lol.
Comment: Thank you for your letter and extras! It was really fun reading your story, I'm glad it turned out to be a happy memory in the end. I've had similar experiences in a car just for different reasons, haha.
Comment: Mahalo for your wonderful note card and gift. We have much in common; let me know if you want to be pen pals and I will write back to you. The gift you included was so beautifully wrapped - it really made me feel spoiled. I will try the flower seeds and let you know what they do. The postage stamps are most welcome.
Response: I'm glad you felt special. That was my aim! I'd love to be pen pals! I think we would have lots to talk about, whenever you find the time. Till then!
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thanks for the share about your weekend and the goodies - enjoyed reading about your little ones - my "babies" are 26 and 29! LOL! But as I tell them, they will always be my babies! I take my hat off to you that you have little ones and still find time to swap - my oldest was in college before I found sb! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are welcome. It's a lot of late nights doing swap bot but I just can't help it, lol. I enjoy it too much. I always tell myself the dishes can wait. ha, ha. I can't imagine what it's like to see your babies off to college. It always seems impossible that they'll ever be adults. Hugs back to you. :)
Comment: Sorry for delay in rating - I just returned from TX, caring for my daughter after her surgery. Great postcards that fit my interests so well, thanks! My fave is the browning stages of sugar - so quirky! Very cool giraffe and owl cards, too. Thanks for extra postcards and the wonderful little Disney envelopes you made --and the vintage Christmas cards are fabulous! Wow, what a terrific swap and in a lovely Peter Rabbit envelope with Disney postage, too.
Response: You're welcome for everything. glad you liked it. Hope your daughter is recovering well!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful written note in the notecard! I’m like you, swapped with the same ones and it’s good to get to know each other that way. So did you make a Pocket Letter yet? Thanks for the nice postcards and other goodies! I love those vintage pics! Makes me wonder what the story behind those are. Thanks for everything!
Response: You are very welcome. I have been sorting materials for my pocket letters thinking about good things to put in them and watching tutorials. Pumping myself up, lol.
Comment: I enjoyed the brown paper bag packaging...bonus points if you upcycled it! The little clues you wrote on the packaging for each gift was a nice touch:) I must know where you got that stunning note card you wrote to me. Cannot stop looking at it. Also, enjoyed the stamp of the hand holding the flower. So delicate. Enjoying the stickers. I am infinitely excited to use the letters for the year book! I have never seen such a thing. I am so glad I let you have free rein to pick for me. My apologies for causing you worry. I adore everything you picked out for me. You knocked this swap out of the park! Happy swapping in 2020.
Response: Glad that you received it and enjoyed it. It was fun picking things out for you.
Comment: What a welcoming envelope on a snow storm of a day we had. You decorated it beautifully and looks like it was done exactly for me, thank you. Now the contents... It was like opening a tiny package of goodies. Thank you for all you sent. I really, really love it all. My favorite are the stickers you sent. I always look forward to cherry blossoms in the spring. The stamps I am using on letters I am writing today... Everything was great. An awesome swap partner ---- Michelle in Michigan.
Comment: Hi Michelle! Received your PC today. Thank you! Loved the cute bunny PC and your answers! Esp. Coffee. I had that as an a can't live without too. Which I really can't, Lol ! Yup, All staying warm here. Including my doggies & cat. We are having a snowstorm right now & to get up 12 inches, egads! Have a great day !
Comment: OMG I love the card-folder idea. I might start doing that myself! Thank you for the lovely note and letter- I love getting insights into others' lives. (PS- my brother lives in Toronto too- he's studying Jazz at Humber!) -Al
Response: I hope we get to swap again. I'd love to read some of your letters.
Comment: Thank you SO SO MUCH for the note and wonderful thoughtful treats! Simpsons AND Snoopy---you made my day! Honestly, you helped make a tough day into a great day. Swap with you again soon, I hope!
Response: You're welcome. I think I just sent you one or two more swaps, lol. You'll get to know me well.
Comment: The girl stickers made me smile...where did you get those?? I also LOVE the typewriter paper!!! The glue didn't hold for the pocket, but it's ok cuz I will take it apart to use the paper in my journal. THANK YOU!!!
Response: ali express for the stickers, alot grom that pack i could not send to my niece so im glad they found a home. I've been using the atg scotch tape for my pockets and I've wondered how they hold up. I'll have to do some investigating and see what actually will hold. I also picked up that paper the same day before I read your profile, so it worked out nicely. So glad you liked the selections.
Comment: Thank you for such a great envelope! The answers were fun to read, I love the sheet music (with the notes of the piano teacher on it, it totally reminded me of my music books as a child learning piano, my teacher wrote notes and gave me music stickers!!). And most, thanks for your handwritten note.. What you said about doing what WE enjoy, for the fun of it and for no other purpose, truly resonated with me. If it's fun and relaxing and brings us pleasure, do it. Don't need to turn it into work. Keep work at work. Happy New Year!
Response: Great minds think alike. :) Happy New Year.
Comment: Hey hey! Thank you so much for the little package of goodies. :) Rainbows, unicorns, vintage stamps, and Nirvana are all roses in my eyes. I will check out the book. Thank you for the suggestion. Your mail made my day :D
Response: YAY! Glad you like. Thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the genuine and meaningful handwritten letter that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. I am deeply touched. The beautiful ink stamps on both the letter and envelope are stunning and all the chicken wire, nest, feathers, and "hello" hens are precious! I am truly humbled and honored to have been your partner. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. This is by far my favorite handmade, custom letter set! You spoil me! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: So glad to hear you received this and enjoyed reading. It was really fun to make.
Comment: Michelle, I loved your ATC's and the folder you made to send them in! How adorable! I fell in love with it the moment I opened the envelope! You are the one who took the time to make it special, not me! What an imaginative way to mail out ATC's! I hope you continue to do so for any you mail out! I hope also, that you had a great Christmas! Hugs, Brenda
Response: So glad it was received well. Success! :)
Comment: This was such a special package from the beautifully decorated envelope to the contents within! Thank you for sharing your story. It really resonated with me deeply, as I have some similar memories and experiences. I feel like the world would be so much better if everyone learned to love themselves a little bit more and treat themselves gently. Your story really touched me and was written so well. Thank you again for sharing it. It means a lot to know I'm not alone :):) My daughter knew the artist for the awesome cat/spider sticker immediately. I love these stamped tags, too. Thank you and Mery Christmas and Happy New Year! :):):)
Comment: I'm sorry I took this long to rate. I've been in so much pain and spending too much time in bed. I love your note and all you sent. How special that your 5 year old helped to put this together. Little ones are so precious and they love to help. I love the whiff of peppermint too. DoTerra is our favorite brand of oils. I like their shampoo and conditioner too. Thank you so much for this swap that is still making me smile! Happy Holidays!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my selections and I hope you'll feel better soon :)