Comment: You envelop is so beautiful. What a very interesting technique. I had a smile when I saw the envie in the mailbox. And than i make open your envie, with al the little envelops (i love the atc) and your note. Thank you!
Response: Yay! Sending smiles into the world is the mission here, mission complete! :D Thank you!
Comment: When this package arrived it seemed more like a gift than a swap!! Your envelope and gift wrap were amazing and so was your pages in the journal. Loved receiving the atc and especially the zine. Thank you so very much!
Response: Thank you very much for all your kind words! I am really loving this journal swap series! :D
Comment: wow ann!! you sent me happy mail, within happy mail, within happy mail, and i thank you so very much!! i love it all, and also your idea of mapping the places in the world you have sent/received to and from.. hugs from marlies
Comment: Thanks for passing along this lovely journal and extras! It looks great ! I really like the bird on the envelope ! It is probably the most creative envelope I have received.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays !
Response: I’m so happy you enjoyed the decorated envelope! A merry Christmas to you as well! 🎄🤗
Comment: Wow, what a gorgeous envelope to receive in the post. It really was a delightful package to open up and devour every lovely thing inside - I wish I could give you a 10. Thank you very much. Julie-Ann
Response: Thank you for all your kind words ♥️♥️♥️
Comment: Kjære Ann, din swap var bare den beste jeg har aldri fått! Tusen takk for så mange fine ting, tusen takk for å dele ut din kreativitet. Jeg kan ikke finne ordene for å beskrive hvordan jeg har følt mens jeg åpent det. Tusen, tusen hjertelig takk!
I'll write it in English too because I think it's fair that people know how skilled and generous you are: Dear Ann, your swap was simply the best I've ever received! Thank you so much for so many nice things, thank you so much for sharing out your creativity. I can't find the words to describe how I was feeling while opening it. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart :)
Response: Ana, thank you so much for all your beautiful words! You just made my day! :D
Comment: Thank you so much for this absolutely beautiful mail. Everything you sent was gorgeous and took my breath away! This is the kind of mail I dream of getting, it is truly a work of art and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the thought and effort that went into it. The raven stamp might be my new favorite thing ever. I would give you five stars if I could! Thank you ever so much!
Response: Thank you so much for all your beautiful and kind words! 💗
Comment: WOW! Ann! This was a prize package of wonderfulness! I love everything! First off, gorgeous envelope with lots of fun stamps! I'm keeping that BTW : ) Then the amazing art journal and beautiful spread you created! And all the fun goodies! So much fun to get a tarot spread in the mail! I'm going to look up all the meanings today and meditate on them : ) Love the cactus and cupcake washi and the neat old book pages! I will use and treasure everything! THANK YOU!!!!! And thanks for joining this series of swaps, everyone will LOVE your contributions to their journals FOR SURE!
Response: I think I just got 10 inches taller! Thank you for an awesome rating. :D
Comment: This is honestly the best swap I've ever got. It's evident you read my profile so thank you for everything and the warm welcome!!!! It has been raining heavily the past few days so your envelope got wet and and I ripped it so I can't reuse it, but yeah I am extremely into recycling and will put the mini envelopes and doilies and book pages to good use in wrapping for other swaps! I'll use those kawaii sticky notes as address labels. Those washi tapes were super impressive, it was exactly what I wanted. Thanks once again for the awesome swap!!!! ðŸ˜˜ðŸ˜˜ðŸ˜˜
Response: I did not expect this to reach Canada in just a week. I think we got lucky! But not lucky with the weather. I'm sorry the envie didn't hold up. Wonder how the watercoloring look upon arrivel in wet weather. ðŸ˜¬ I am happy you liked everything. I had a great time putting it together. Thank you for a wonderful rating! â™¥ï¸ Sending sunshine your way ðŸŒž
Comment: Wow...you really surprised me, wow me, and made me very happy... I think this is one of the most beautiful PL and with more details that I have received, you are a great artist, everything is beautiful, your calligraphy is beautiful, the envelope is amazing, the godies are fantastic, ufff! I lack hearts to thank you ...
Greetings from Chile
Comment: Ann- thank you so much for your little package! :) So lovely! The handmade stickers - simple and great idea. For me the yellow one was also a challenge, for the same reason. You made my day! So much fun to open everything. Now I'm off searching youtube. :P
Response: I am happy you enjoyed it. It was fun to make, despite the challenging yellow theme! ðŸ’›ðŸ˜„
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful package! Not only are the cards and goodies fantastic, your envelope was amazing! I am going to keep it just to look at:) Thank you again, and thanks for organizing the swap!
Response: You are so sweet! I am happy you enjoyed my letter. â¤ï¸
Comment: First of all, the embellished envelope is so cute, I just adore the stamps! Thanks for using them :)
Now, all you sent is fantastic, I loved how you built the pocket in the card, and the selection of washi tapes is just amazing, you know? Some of them, I have the entire roll, and that means we have the same taste in washi, haha :) Thank you so much for this envie, the bag of buttons is wonderful, I'm looking forward to wear them as brooches :) Thanks again, you put this together with lot of care, and I appreciate it so much :D I'm glad you liked my profile! I feed the birds in my balcony too when they visit my budgie and my cocktail :) I would love to swap again soon, Thanks again! Wish i could give you more than one heart â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Thank you for all your kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed my letter! â¤ï¸
Comment: It's always a pleasure to receive from you!! (^^ )/ I love everything, from your beautifully drawn mail art (what a cute kitten!) to your letter to the lovely selection of washi samples! You even decorated the notecard into a cute holder to put the samples in and I like that very, very much along with the diecuts! Thank you for making this such a wonderful swap and it made my day, I'd love to give more hearts to you â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥..... :D
Response: Aw, Shelly, thank you for all your sweet words. â¤ï¸ It was a pleasure mailing to you again. See you in the next washi swap! ;)
Comment: I was already going to give you a heart even before I even opened the envelope! You are quite an artist! I just love it all!
And by the way, odd as it may seem because of my nickname, but I do not drink coffee! I had to give it up several years ago because it makes my heart skip. I drink ground dandelion root coffee substitute instead.
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed my mail even though our reading habits are quite different! I love that you don't drink coffee, funny story! :)
Comment: Oh WOW! Thank you so much for this wonderful package of extremely happy mail! This was just a delight to open - you chose everything for me so carefully and package it all beautifully. I am so impressed with your washi stickers - what a great idea and the little envelopes with velcro are AMAZING! This has really brought joy and delight to my day - Thank you again, so much!
Response: Thank you for all your kind words! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! :)
Comment: Thank you Ann, you totally made my day! Thanks for the gorgeous cardpocket full to the brim with so many useful bits and pieces. â˜†â€¢Â¨â€¢.Â¸Â¸Â¸.â€¢Â¨â€¢â˜†â—•â€¿â—• â˜†â€¢Â¨â€¢.Â¸Â¸Â¸.â€¢Â¨â€¢â˜†
Response: I am so happy you liked everything! This was a fun swap, I hope there will be more. Thank you for an awesome rating. â¤ï¸ ~Ann
Comment: Dear Ann, thank you so much for the beautiful cards, I love them! I was just bowled over by the gorgeous envelope, the Gorjuss images and the way you wrote my name. I wish I could take classes from you! <3 <3
Response: Dear Melina, thank you for your kind words! I'm so happy you enjoyed the mail. â™¥ï¸
Comment: I LOVE it. From the fruit stickers (thank you!!) to the coin, to the journaling cards, to the butterfly cut-outs... the whole thing is a DREAM. Thank you so much for such an amazing flip-book, it made my day. <3
Response: I am so happy you liked it! Thank you for all your kind words! :)
Comment: Ann I am in awe! I love the pocket letter you made and just can't stop smiling as I look at it. Thank you so very much for swapping with me and sharing your amazing talents. That tiny pocket letter tag is so awesome. I'm just blown away. I have to attach it to my planner - that is just the coolest thing. I would love to swap again if you are interested. Thank you so much, darla
Response: Yay! Thank you so much! Now we're both smiling! I would love to swap again! â¤ï¸ I will message you. ðŸ’Œ :)
Comment: Ann, I love, love, LOVE your pocket letter!! I wish I could give you more than one heart! I love your drawings, they are so cute, especially the cat!! I love it! I'm so jealous, I can't even draw a straight line. The stickers and washi tape you used to decorate the pages was also really cool, and I really like the stickers and other items that you included in the back of the pages. I am so excited to find another Buffy fan! I love Spike too!! Much more fun than Angel! I own all the DVDs too and pop them in whenever I need to do chores around the house or when I'm crafting. I also love GoT and can't wait for next season. I was really hoping the next book would come out this year, but alas, is not meant to be. Thank you for the book recommendations, I will definitely check them out. I have read a few Swedish crime authors and really enjoyed them. Thanks for putting a big smile on my face today!!
Response: Thank you so much for all your kind words. It doubles the pleasure of making something when the receiver is happy to get it! Did you know there are Buffy comics? I read them even though I never ever read comics before. It's almost like getting a little of the Buffy universe back. Joss Whedon wrote some of the stories! :) Thank you for putting a smile on my face! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully-crafted envelope! The washi tape samples are all lovely; thank you for putting in such time and care! I was having a bad day when I discovered it in the mail box...and it helped me cheer up.
Response: Thank you for your lovely words. I am happy that I could brighten your cloudy day! :-)
Comment: Hi Ann, opening your Christmas PL was like opening a Christmas gift! I loved your idea of wrapping up the goodies! :) and as usual the PL is so beautiful! And you are so generous! So many goodies! Especially love the ribbons, washi and the vintage images! And I love the Christmas stamps on the envelope! It's so festive! Best of all was your letter inside! I loved reading about how you celebrate your Christmas and about mandelgave! Such a sweet tradition! Felt a part of your celebration, the way you described it! Thanks so much for everything! Merry Christmas to you! Let's swap in January...xo
Response: Hi Aparna. I am very happy you enjoyed my letter. Making these Christmas themed PLs helps me find the Christmas spirit. Hope you are enjoying the holidays. We can def swap in 2016! :) Hugs, Ann.
Comment: Hi Ann got your lovely letter today...really love all the stamps on the envelope especially the gingerbread ones! Love your letter and all the goodies too! Thanks so much! Would live to do a Christmas swap with you too! (Though am making too many Christmas letters!)
Response: Hi Aparna. I am happy you enjoyed the mail. We can definitely do a Christmas swap too! :)
Comment: Hhello Ann,
Thank you for the 26+ samples of washi tape you sent to me for this swap. They are so beautiful, the washi tapes you ent to me. The tapes will be a great addition to my already existing washi tape collection. Thank you also for the Dabish book pages that Iwill use on future ATCs. What I enjoyed the best was your "art" letter and "art" envelope.We just had snow in Albuquerque. We have German relatives. Tthank you again for resending this swap.
Response: I am very happy this one arrived and you enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind words. :)
Comment: Hello Ann,
I wish I could give you additional hearts for this swap as your envelope and letter you sent me made me feel so special and exhibited lots of care on your part for your swapping partner. Thank you for your 20+ washi tapes you sent me for this swap. You sent mea wonderful variety--that varied in color, design and width. I can't wait to have some additional swaps where I can use washi tape from your cards. Happy Swapping!!!!!
Your Swap Friend,
Response: Hi Barbara. I am happy you liked everything. It was a pleasure to make it. Thank you for an awesome rating! :)
Comment: Hi Ann, your most gorgeous owl PL was waiting for me when I got back home from travelling tonight! I absolutely love it! And all the goodies are so nice, love the 100 years old Danish paper! And all owly things...it's a pleasure swapping with you! Let me know if you would like to again...hugs, aparna. I love the envelope(goes without saying!) but wanted to mention it! ðŸ˜˜
Response: Hi Aparna. I am so happy it finally arrived, I was starting to get worried! Thank you for your kind words. I am thrilled that you enjoyed it. :D It was a pleasure making it for you! ðŸ’—ðŸ’—
Comment: Love your designs, the way you design the mail art is awesome! Hope I can do something akin to it in my future. Especially love the cats tail starting the B in the name.
Thank you so much for being in the swap and I hope to see you in future swaps :)
Response: Thank you Thraxan for all your kind words! :-)
Comment: Hi Ann, thank you for making sure that the samples were not repeated, but even if they were, I'd still be delighted to receive your mail! You draw so beautifully and I liked the samples you sent. Really glad to have you as my swap partner again :)
Response: Thank you! You are so sweet! It was a pleasure! :)
Comment: Thank you sooo much for wonderful pocket letter and beautiful envelope! I love all, specially love idea is roll up with slim yarnâ™¡ And my favorite pocket is pretty dolphinsâ™¡ thank you again!
Response: I am so happy you liked everything. It was a pleasure swapping with you Naoko! Thank you! â™¥
Comment: Thank you for your great mail! The decorated envie, and your notepaper is just divine. I had a challenge to take off the washi tape from the kitty holder. How creative you are!!
Response: I'm sorry you had problems taking off the washi. :( I had covered it with clear tape first as I have seen suggested in some swaps. I will stick to using playing cards in the future. I am happy you enjoyed the mail after all. Thank you for rating! :)
Comment: Hi Ann, got your gorgeous Letter! I'm in love with it! Love each and every pocket, so beautiful and filled with so many beautiful goodies! Love the butterfly booklet, stickers and everything else! Wish I could give you more than one heart! Would love to swap again...let me know if you want to...as I'll be taking a break from crafting for a month in mid October...so anytime before then if possible. Bye.
Response: Hi Aparna. Thank you! I happy you loved it! I'd love to do another swap. :)
Comment: Hello Ann, thank you very, very much for your thoughtful PL. You made my day. I love it A to Z. Envie, design, goodies, zentangling... And I like the rubber stamping, I should also get me some! I think I know what to do tomorrow: trying the crocheting pattern. <3
Response: Hallo Monique! I am so happy you enjoyed the pocket letter. I enjoyed every second making this, loved this color theme. Have fun crocheting! Thank you for a great rating. :)
Comment: WOW. Holy moly, Ann! Are you an amazing designer or what! Thank you so much not only for the adorable washi tapes, but the really cute pocket letter and AMAZING envelope as well! I pretty much gave my whole collection for this swap as well, and I agree that I'm slowly becoming obsessed over pocket letters. But I'm nowhere as good as you are! Wow! Thank you so much and I hope this rating finds you happy and well. xo
Response: Thank you so much for all your kind words! I am very happy you liked it. I had a great time putting it together! :)
Comment: WOW ANN~ I LOVE LOVE THIS POCKET LETTER~ PINK IS MY FAVORITE COLOR~ You nailed it! I love the pink book that you madeâ™¥â™¥â™¥ Even the envelope was pink! The ATC is freaking awesome. The hearts, the old book pages in your language LOVE IT, Buttons, Washi! Everything I wish I could give you a MILLIONâ™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Wow! Thank you, Amber! I am so happy you enjoyed this! You do all the work hosting these wonderful swaps, so I was really hoping you would like it! I love making pocket letters and it is double the fun when my swap partner is happy. :D Thank you for this amazing rating and thank you for hosting this swap series! I am already working on the next one!
Comment: Hi everything you sent is Wonderful! I will be hang the card in my hallway gallery. All of the art work there is Sun's, moons, and stars all hand made by me or swap partners! Thank you so much. Lynne
Response: I am so happy you liked it. I'd love to see that hallway, it sounds amazing! Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: I LOVE the choices you made for the "D" comments on my profile. You are so right about getting lost looking at images of dogs, puppies and other cutie pie animals. They surely can brighten any day. Hugs to you.
P.S. I came back to check on the rating and apparently it was here all along I just forgot to hit "save". Sorry for the delay.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. I did too! ;) Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you very much Ann for a lovely swap! I really love the patterns you choose for me, especially the deers, and the envelope was decorated really cool, thanks â˜ºâ˜ºâ˜º
Response: This was my first time mailing to Israel. I'm so happy it arrived safely and in good time. Your note on your profile about the mail office problem had me a little worried!
I'm really glad you loved the papers and thank you for appreciating the time and effort I put in. That makes it all worthwhile! :)
Comment: I love it - you did such a great job for your first one. It's great and I think you're going to get raves about your future one's if this is the first one. I struggle with how to layer everything on them but you did a great job. Thank you so much for the wonderful pocket letter.
Response: Thank you so much, you are so kind! I'm very happy you liked it. I really enjoyed making it. In fact I am right now making my 2nd pocket letter. I just might be addicted! Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: WOW! Thank you! I love the card!!! Hands down, favorite card in years. I actually have a large nesting doll tattoo. Your babushka is beautiful!! Thank you for taking the time to write also. I love it. Thank you, again!
Response: Thank you for all your kind words. I had fun making the card, I love babushkas too! I'm very happy you like it. Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: Ann! Your doodle ATC was AMAZING! my hand is not so steady, to draw all those perfect regular little lines. I have never done actual "zentangle" but I have been a doodler all my life. I mostly do black and white as well. I will try colors now that I have seen yours. The special touches all over your swap were much appreciated! I especially loved your lettering. Thanks so much! Karen
Response: Thank you so much for all your kind words! I am happy you liked it! And even happier that it inspired you to try something new. I love that. And thank you for the heart! :-)