Comment: Thank you for your happy mail - your bookmark is lovely but it ended up getting inspected at the border lol - they are very strict about these things. They packaged it up again nicely though. :) All the best!!
Response: WOW! I didn't think of that! but do they open all the envelopes? How did they know there were laminated pressed flowers? Darn! The envelope was fun.
Comment: Hiya KC! What a beautiful day to receive your snailmail! I love the card that you made!! So fun and clever! ♡♡ have to figure out a way to use it in my journal :) thank you and have a lovely day ☆
Comment: I loved reading about your garden. Thanks so much for sharing! I love watching wildlife too!! There are so many critters that come and go in my yard and it's really fun to see their lives. Wonderful to have you in the swap.
Comment: Oh my gosh! You did such a great job on this swap! From the vintage postage on the envelope to the funky folder full of wonderful ephemera! I really appreciate everything that you sent me.
You may be the very first swap partner that I've had from CT also!
Thanks for the great swap❣❣❣
Comment: Thank you so much for the purple items, handmade cards (beautiful by the way), and the charms. The charms came right on time, I love it when I can use my swap items right away. I'm making dangles...so I will be using your charms. I also liked the envelope made from the calendar, kinda genius!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelopes, KC, and that is super cool of you to add the postage! You’ve got some cool stamps!
Thank you also for all the fun extras, they are lovely! I can’t wait to use everything! 🥰
Comment: All the stars and hearts! Thank you for this delightful swap! I loved everything, but especially the return labels with my favorite things and the interesting card with secret message compartment (the possibilities!) and your take on a Molskin postal journal. Enjoy the wedding!
Comment: Wow! What an eye catching swap - the envelope is so fun. I love the rubber stamp images (where did you get the mailboxes & typewriter??) you used and the 40 (!!!) postage stamps! I have never seen so many postage stamps on one envelope before. You packaged the items so nicely - and sent way more than 5 items. Thank you for a great swap.
Comment: Thanks so much for resending! What a great fun package! The prints are wonderful; I love the mythical creatures. And thank you for all of the extras! I'll make jewelry from the charms. A big Aloha!
Comment: Many thanks for joining & sending me such a great, great swap! I enjoyed you sharing about your family and what you’ve all been up to, exciting to have a wedding coming up soon, too & maybe small is memorable and good - then people can visit easier (be a Python & “always look on the bright side of life,” right??) Just emailed you all about the envelope, now you’ve got a brand-new tale to share for future rounds of MZA postal story swaps!
Comment: I know you’re trying, my friend & for that my heart is grateful! Thank you for being such a kind person to me here. Should anything get delivered I will happily message you whence it comes! 💙🍪 3/16/2021 Your resends arrived and I'm thrilled! Thank you so very much!
Comment: I know you’re trying, my friend & for that my heart is grateful! Thank you for being such a kind person to me here. Should anything get delivered I will happily message you whence it comes! 💙🍪
Comment: I know you’re trying, my friend & for that my heart is grateful! Thank you for being such a kind person to me here. Should anything get delivered I will happily message you whence it comes! 💙🍪
Comment: Thanks so much for this fun swap. I also like the closure envelopes. All the vintage extras are fabulous. I can't wait to create something whimsical with them! Your swap has been the highlight of my day. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the very pretty card. I am teaching in the classroom. About 25% of my school's students opted for digital. I do all face to face. Apologies for late rating; just starting to recover from COVID. Happy New Year! Thanks for the extra cards.
Comment: KC thank you! Your caterpillar (so cute, thanks for the hand drawing and the vintage postage!) envie took quite a trip somewhere before it found me. Lol Oh what a story I wish it could tell. Reminds me of what could/would have happened with pony express. Oh the stories I could make up. Lol That to me, adds to the charm of your cool package! I'm sure it got wet at some point but everything is awesome. I'm so glad you altered a file folder to hold it all as it provided some protection. I love the images stamped here and there, book pages, vintage cards those antique receipts and more. You spoiled me! Thank you for another amazing swap! And best news ever you got to hug your daughter!! ❤️
Comment: Bwahahaha! Your "web page" rocks!!!! Thank you so much for the laugh & joining the swapping fun! You always make my day happier :-) Oh, and I LOVE the cute little cookie that you drew on the back with embellished rhinestone "choco-chips" that sparkle!! 🤩
Comment: Your swap just arrived (six weeks from CT to MI - yikes!), and boy was it worth the wait! Oh my goodness, I love everything, right down to the cool balloon stamp on the outside envie. Thank you so much for spoiling me with gorgeous handmade envies and awesome extras!
Response: oh yay! I was worried it was lost for sure!
Comment: There is no note in it, but I am quite sure this fun envelope is from you :) Thank you so much for a fabulous envelope!!! I love all those great stamps (postbox and dinosaurs <3 ) And I love the paperlove you have chosen for me! Thanks again & have a lovely day!!
Response: Yes! That was me! Thanks for the review. . . I found the note a couple days after I mailed it. I was so excited to get it out, I forgot to put it in! Thanks for the heart too!
Comment: I am so sorry for the late response. Thank you so much for your letter. I loved learning about your name and how you have come full circle with it. Also, big heart eyes for the Pooh envie!! :) :)
Comment: Hi KC! Wow, you sent me way too ! Although I do appreciate extras. But I'm one who rates on the swap itself & still gave a heart. But thank you very much for 5 + 2 extra note cards, 3 great postcards, 2 stamps ( which wasn't necessary to send) and not sure what the white thing is ( a box I'm guessing. But loving what you sent very very much!
Comment: Wow, this is an amazing package! First, I LOVE your postal themed rubber stamps, they're so awesome. All the goodies are so me! I love all the postcards; no biggie about the backs of the England PCs, as I'll use them in my honeymoon journal! The Alice print is so pretty, I'm going to hang it in my craft room. I also love the hydrangea stamped & embossed PC, it will look great in my garden journal, along with the bright daffodil pics. Thank you SO much, this package really made my Monday! <3
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a super fun kitty story from "Boo"!! Your letter made me want to meet the members of the Scampoli Flying Tigers - sounds like quite a den of cats! I appreciate the letter (love the black paper and white ink!) and all of the goodies you sent. My husband had a good laugh at the envelope - he bets the post office got a kick out of it too! I hope you and yours are well - we are good here and Romeo, Muffin, Yoda and Oliver send their best to you, take care!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Harry Potter goodies and the bell peppers envelope you used gave me a chuckle. Thank you for putting old calendars into good use and for putting a thought into putting this swap together for me!
Comment: What a creative use of stamps! And the back of your card is wonderful too! My maillman asked if I collect postcards. We discussed swapping. He said you'll get one today, it's really cool. So you blessed both of us! Thanks!
Comment: LOL, I'm really going to enjoy sending the postcards to my grandkids they are going to be shocked LOL, going to be great!!!! Also thank you for the postage stamps you used.
I loved reading your memories, they reminded me of the good times we spent on the farm. I think kids nowdays are missing out with all there electronics and luxurious we have. I think my best memory is going to the tiny town gas station and pulling an ice cold soda out of the coke a cola machine on a hot summer day - nothing like it!
Stay safe and healthy.
Comment: Yay!! WOW my GORGEOUS swap arrived today! Wish you could have seen my smile when I saw this happy mail I uncovered from the weekly newsprint ads n my mailbox! Lol Thank you, thank so much for everything you sent! I also love the thoughtful extras. You are so generous and a beautiful presentation. So creative and I appreciate you sharing your creativity with me. The envelope covered in vintage postal service stamps....oh my is a keeper, the whole envelope is going in my journal as is. I love it all! You deserve many hearts! ❤️❤️❤️
P.S. Save the post office, I agree!
Comment: Adore this package omg!! The circus 🎪 theme was amazing, and that popcorn envelope is awesome! I loved the circus stamps, I actually don’t have any of them except the carousel 🎠. So thanks so much, I really really loved opening this one. Hope you’re having a great week!!
Comment: I guess I now figured out which swap you had been messaging me about! Sorry about the string of bad luck lately, hope it’s better now! Thanks for the lovely painted envie and letter! I liked the die cuts you enclosed too :)
Comment: Thanks so much! It arrived today and it's beautiful. I also dyed my tickets! I love the deep greens you chose, the pressed flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for such a fun and thoughtful swap. :)
Comment: Wow, so many interesting items!!! You are so generous and sent it all in a fun map envelope with great postage stamps. And I like the shiny mailbox note card (I don't mind glitter if it stays put!). This was a real joy to receive. Thank you!
Comment: Imagine my surprise to find an Edward Gorey ENVELOPE in my mailbox with WWII Generals, Colonels and Hero stamps on it!! WHOA! That is amazing!!! I LOVE THIS!!!
The bookpages inside are awesome too! The one from a vintage LATIN book is totally awesome and the 1892 ledger page is priceless. I absolutely ADORE it! I love ALL of these pages! Each one is unique and special and will be used with love and creativity!! Thank you 100000000 times!
Comment: BEAUTIFUL! I do love Graphic 45, I just it wasn't so expensive. The twistie format you chose is so lovely.I They are so fun to make, aren't they! I'm just sitting here opening and closing, opening and closing! Thank you so much for such a nice swap. (The peacock card is pretty nifty too!)
Response: Zoe Collins (DRMOM) made the peacock card!
Comment: Love the variety of note cards/gift cards. Thanks so very much. Hope you're doing well during these strange times.
I unarchived this and am trying again. Please let me know if it shows up for you. I'm so sorry about this!
Comment: Im so sorry for rating late as I thought I had rated the moment I received this GORGEOUS swap!! I LOVE everything about this and each bit you tucked in is just perfect and obviously hand picked JUST for me!! Thank you for the care and attention you put into this lovey swap!!!!
Hugs and loads of love! I love it ALL!
Comment: 💌🎉🎁🎈🧸🛍🎀🥰❤️👍🏼😁🌺😘KC YOU ROCK!!! Thank you so much for making my day with this very cool, handmade G45 Postalette full of wonderful things! Even the vintage hot air balloon postage stamps on the outside are amazing! I love the reverse panda stamping that you made! Naturally, my heart skipped a beat for the great Scout stamps and 7-of-❤️’s playing cards (esp. Bill Nye). But I am most impressed by the vintage photo of your Dad’s Fife & Drum Corp! Knowing how much he means to you, and that he faithfully served in our nations Marine Corp means so much in itself. So, the fact that you’ve shared a photo of him with me, for keeps, makes this a prized possession! I cherish it! Thank you SO, so much! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ You more than exceeded the “pick-me-up” challenge of this swap, my friend! I’m elated! 😆☺️
Response: Yay! This is why I do swap-bot! I love to make people happy! It's amazing how little it takes, if you put some thought in it. You get that! As do all our Infinity and Beyond'ers! Cheers!
Comment: Thank you KC for this gorgeous happy mail! I love the vintage stamps on the envelope and Mr. Zip! And the little handmade card and handmade stickers are adorable. Actually I like everything! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful happy mail! How wonderful it was to get an envelope filled with my favorite things such as lavender, postal ephemera, yummy tea, pretty flowers, etc. I just learned about the paper braiding recently and this is a beautiful example. Thank you for the lovely note. You totally made my day! Take very good care.
Comment: Oh my stars! You're envelope of completely wonderful ephemera arrived today! From the outside to every single item that you sent! Sheer perfection! Thanks so very much for sharing your stash with me ❣❣❣
Comment: Thank you soo soo much for this swap!! I absolutely loved everything about it starting with the Winnie the Pooh envelope you made!! Everything.. especially the letterset and postal stamps, I’ve never even seen most of these. Ahh Thank you again, this really realllyyy made me super happy, I’m still smiling :D
Comment: Thank you very much! Your swap was fantastic, from the beautiful envelope and themed vintage stamps and mini PC address card with your embossed (?!) return address seal with famous CT tree -- inside just got better and better, with handmade notecard that matched the lining of your handmade outer envelope, the fun surprises you sent -- flower postage!! mini flower postcard!! laminated flowers from your garden!! and all the stunning flower photos with labels -- thank you for a wonderful, wonderful swap!! It will bring me great joy to look during a long, cold winter, too!!
Comment: What a pretty envelope! Thank you so much for the happy mail and the stamps! You know those balloons are my absolute favorites, along with the canoes that I don’t have!! Wow, I feel so lucky. The settlement of Jamestown is also one I don’t have, and I loved it. Thanks for the colorful envelopes, they will be put to good use! Cheers, Micaela 😊💌📮
Comment: Thank you for sharing another of your G45 greeting cards! This one pops-out and I love it! The blossoms remind me of the cherry trees in DC or almond orchards where I grew up in CA! All lovely floral memories!! Thank you for the beautiful paper-hug today!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for the celebrate forever stamp. That is one of my faves right now. I love the lighthouses too. The owl is perfect. I love the old country singers ones too and Elvis is Micah’s fave tbh. These were perfect stamps. Okay the packaging was impeccable. I love Love Winnie the Pooh and piglet. This packaging made me so happy!!!!😊❤️😍I love the care you put into this and made it extra special for me and I thank you for that. I hope you have a good day!❤️
Comment: Wow you are brave as well as creative! Your circle PC arrived in great condition, the clear plastic cracked a little but no harm done.Love the steampunk fish, thank you so much it brightened my day. I hope it brightened the day of my mail Carrier as I felt sorry for him in his mask and gloves. Thankful for him. Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Happiest birthday wishes for you, friend! ❤️ 🌷 🥳 🎂 🎁
4/4: Thank you for sharing this wonderful package with me! I was so surprised to see that you used G45’s newest Ocean Blue and my favorite Sun Kissed to make these beautiful cards and tags! I love it all! And thank you so very much for the vintage Scout merit badge pamphlets!!! The Indian Lore is full of amazing images! ❤️💗💜💚💙🧡❤️💛🖤🤍💖
Response: I'm so glad you like it!!! Be on the lookout for a second package! :-)
Comment: Wow, this envelope was packed full! Thanks so much for all the awesome birthday goodies, I can tell you put a lot of thought into it. I especially like the time Turner necklace. Thank you again, hope you have a great birthday, happy swapping! :)
Comment: I love this octopus envelope!!! 😍😍😍 and the surprises inside! Thank you so much! We also have to watch for coyotes here is suburban southern cal! They roam our streets looking for small dogs and cats for dinner :( so tulip is always under watchful eye! Give Crosby a cuddle for me!!! Thanks again!!!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful things you sent me. Which is a lot! I love all ! Esp. Mr. Zip envelope. I wish i knew how to do a screen shot. I went to college for computer in 1998 & let me tell you, I didn't learn all I wanted either. They had very little teaching of it. The rest i had to learn on my own. Loved too reading about your postal story, about the banana PC with your mailman. How cool is that, him remembering a PC you sent out over 4 months ago a few yrs. back. I swear they have such an awesome memory!
Comment: Your happy mail made my day! It was delightfully nostalgic and what a great quantity of items. I just got a "correct" flower press from my husband for Valentines day. So I hope to replicate your pansies. You got them so flat and sealed really tightly. Beautiful. The old photographs are precious. I got a visceral, emotional reaction! Such a wonderful package. Many, many, many thanks and HUGE hearts. <3
Comment: Holy macaroni! This envelope is out of this world awesomeness! I love that you put Shirley Temple dancing on the front! Super frame-worthy! Thank you for the cool vinyls and making this a truly happy mail kind of day for me! I 😘 your creativity to write notes on magazines and even use vintage space-themed postage stamps to mail it all! Totally over the top, amazed! Love it!!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful resend package, I’m really sorry it got lost previously! All the extra stickers and postcards were so cute, I can’t wait to use them! My favorite stamps you sent were definitely the California condor, I don’t have that one, and The arctic fox and flamingo are just too pretty 😍😍 thanks again, hope you have a great weekend!
Comment: I love the texture on this atc! I like to use napkins on cards, too. Your photos are just beautiful! What a great summer project! Thank you so much for the wonderful atc and for sharing your photos!
Comment: Oh! My word! This was the highlight of my day today! In fact, my husband woke me from a nap to deliver the wonderful goodness! Thank you for sharing your kindness and creativity with me again, KC! I just adore your precious heart ❤️ We will indeed swap again soon as well, promise! 😘😇
Comment: Thanks for you letter/mini-book, it was fun to see done this way. Good luck on our plans for the coming year and may some of your bucket list items happen, if not soon, then later (I'm in the later phase personally and it's a good time for these special things.)
Comment: Thank you for what you sent. The postmark is blurred, so I can’t tell if this was sent on the 12th or 22nd of November. I am rating a 5 since I am not positive this was sent late.
Response: Thank you for giving me the benefit of the doubt since I put it in my mailbox for pick up on the 11 of November. I realize that was a holiday, no mail, so that's why it said the 12th. Did you just get it today? The other envelopes I mailed that day were all received by Nov. 18.
Comment: WOW. Thank you for the fantastic variety of stamps! Many of them I've never seen in person before. The frog and the bat are especially adorable. ♥ Lovely morning glory photo--is it from your garden?
Comment: thank you for such a beautiful swap, I love everything so much I could just cry 😭 I put the shark necklace as soon as I opened it up and I cannot wait to wear the lovely earrings. I am so excited that they were charged with the full moon ♥️ many many thanks! you are so sweet
Comment: OMG!! 🤩😁Thank you for the abundance of wonderful goodness that you sent me! 🥰 You’re so awesome! 💕 This is my definition of “happy” in the mail! 📫 I love the floral shoppe collection! Thank you for sharing. And the Cookie monster postage stamp is my all time fave, of course! It’s genuinely refreshing to “meet” swap pals as generous and thoughtful as you are! A million times, thank you for being YOU!! Oh, and I’m very glad that you like your Christmas cards! It builds my self-confidence just a bit more when others like my crafty items!! 😄
Comment: Thank you so much for such a beautiful thoughtful swap. Everything is perfect from the birds, butterflies, stamps, lbookmark and especially the postalette! Also thank you for sharing a picture of your kitty and your pupper story. So cool that you raised butterflies as well! 💜
Comment: I thought I had rated you already but found out just now that I hadn't. I received your gorgeous butterfly photos and just love them! There's nothing wrong with these photos.
It must be exciting to raise butterflies. I went to a butterfly garden in Seattle and really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful butterflies and having them land on my hands.
Comment: Hello! OMG I am so excited about these earrings! I have not been able to find any earrings that I liked for Halloween and these are perfect! I cant wait to wear them to work :] And thank you for the extras! I love the laminated flowers! What a neat idea ^-^ Perfect swap, made my day :]
Comment: What a wonderful package I got from you today. Very nice assortment of note cards, in which I will use up quickly. The chicken p/c goes into my "never give away" collection. And I really should try my hand at pocket letters and so your starter package, got me thinking of how to put them together. Thank you so very much for the resend.
Comment: WOW! Holy smokes, you've spoiled me rotten with all these fabulous postage stamps, gorgeous garden flowers, and pretty little papers ♥. I love everything you sent. Thank you for all the time and care you clearly put into choosing these for me. The owls and white oak are some of my favorite stamps. Have a lovely day. ♥
Comment: WOWOWOW! You should see my face right now! What an incredible swap ~ thank you SO much! The note-card is beautiful, that is so cool that you raised and released 98 butterflies! Im so jealous! And the jewelry, wow wow wow! Beautiful necklace and PERFECT earrings, I can't wait to wear them :) THANK YOU! 💖
Comment: KC!! Thank you so much for the wonderful package, I loved the extra little note card with the vintage postcard stamp on it, and the vintage stamps were so perfect! You included a lot of my favorites plus a few I have never seen before. That Copernicus stamp is pretty cool, as is my favorite, the Georgia Okeeffe stamp. Also, how cool that you raised that beautiful butterfly along with so many others! Thanks again! Micaela
Comment: What a beautiful ATC ! Thank you for the extra's to. Don't forget to put the month on the front of the ATC ;) I don't mind but maybe a future partner would. (I also forgot to put the month on mine)
Comment: Hi KC! Love your Map pc! If we did not have humidity it would not be too bad in the summer but at times the humidity is as high as the temp - grrrrr! I am ready for fall as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hello KC -- thanks for the great collection of stamps. I don't have any of those new train with gold border ones ey.
I'm not much a football fan, so it is a long season of black&gold, black&gold, black&gold I go through every year -- haha. this town is football crazy!
All the best, al
Comment: The whole package was just lovely!!....the beautiful notecard with the awesome owl stamps...totally love this unique pc and I never seen these vellum type butterflies before...cool!...the atc is amazing!!...all the diff elements you used....its perfect....a lovely piece of art...thank you....cheers!
Comment: Hi KC thank you for the "Forbidden Planet" PC..I like the vintage style Robots also. Last Halloween I made a vintage style box robot costume for my son and it was awesome! Happy August peace love light
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and your description of it.. I certainly see some of what you wrote back in the picture. My interpretation of the mother's look in her eyes would be that Death is not visible to her (she -somewhat- looks in her direction), but she senses her closeness. It's a beautiful depiction of a kiss of death...
Response: I really like your interpretation! I'm going to adjust how I look at that picture from now on! Thanks!
Comment: The card with the cat that was made a piece of art was most interesting, thank you! So sad to hear you lost three of your beloved pets in such a short time. I lost my other cat too, a year back. The one I have left is 14 years old, and so far in good health :)
Comment: Wow KC thank you for the wonderful letter and stories and photos and presentation and G45 turtle goodies! What a fun and thoughtful happy mail to receive. You put in a lot of effort I can see. I enjoyed going through every detail very much and learned so much , I had never heard of the Muster and how cool to have the national one in your area this year, and then the history of it with your dad and daughter. I’m still going to need to look up tattoo in this context. Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your journey and memories, both sweet and bittersweet. I love the turtle items so much, and your amazing booklet journal format is very clever indeed! I hope we can be letter swap partners again, you have a very interesting life and have come through some heavy things. I know “the hard work” you speak of! It pays off, yes. ❤️
Response: Thank you for your kind words. The project seemed to take on a life of it's own! I'm so glad you enjoyed the letter and the goodies too!
Comment: Thank you for the really great PC and the history of your area.
Even with the reinforcement you added at the narrow part, I am very surprised that it made it to me without getting bent at all. I have a spot on my wall for it.
Response: The Essex Steam Train is a very popular attraction and goes year round if you ever get down to CT.
Comment: Wonderful dog postcard! Thank you for reading my profile and trying to make it a special swap! I love all the postage you used, but especially the Little Women stamp! Thanks so much for a special swap!
Comment: Thanks KC! By coincidence I just sent off a collage with bits of gold elements. Great minds..etc! I think most of your gold leaf survived the trip although the postal machinery smudged it up a bit. Glad you're enjoying the summer.
Comment: Your PC came on Saturday, but we have been dealing with a family crisis so I am just now getting around to rating. Thanks so much for the lovely butterfly card -- and for reading my profile so you knew what to send. Even butterfly stamps! Wonderful! Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much!!! If I could I would give you 100 hearts I would!!! Loved everything! And you did so many bookmarks! And I am a hufflepuff and there was that hufflepuff emphemera. Perfeckt! ❤❤❤❤❤❤👍
Comment: Thank you so, so much for the letter to us. Mom showed us the charms you sent and they were extra special. One of us, a male kitty would like to write back to one of you if you are interested?
Response: Would love to hear from him! We boys are outnumbered here now. . .
Comment: Wow you really made my day! What a wonderful bookish postcard! Thank you so much. I have to admit I haven't read Wuthering Heights yet, so another thank you for the brilliant inspiration. Have a good start into the new week, Joana
Comment: Absolutely AMAZING! The owl stamps are stunning as are the stickers, the canceled stamps in the mini-envie and the new postage. It was such a wonderful swap to receive! Thank you so much for all of the efforts you made to create and send such a special swap!
Comment: Oh my!!! What wonderful stamps, thank you!! ❤️😊💌📮 it really made my day getting your note. And thank you so much for the wonderful Paris postcard. I love it dearly. My favorite stamp you included was definitely the corner triangular stamp that says pacific 97! I definitely need some to get some of those. Cheers!
Comment: Huge heart for including the special extras. They already have a special spot on my moon wall. I hope your snow is starting to thaw. We have had a bit of high wind and rain this past week. A tornado touched down nearby but we only lost some trees here. Your envelope was a welcome smile.
Comment: WOW!!! I just love what you did with the envie! Circus is one of my favorite themes. I love all the stamps you sent and always anxious to use them on my letters. Many thanks for the great swap and the extras. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful stamps! I never seen them before!!! Coral reefes are adorable:) I have so many vintage international stamps in great condition so would like to surprise you with them:)
Comment: Sorry for rating so late. Love everything you sent. The map envie is super cool but it was pretty shredded by the time it got here. I'm surprised the contents were still there because two sides were open. Regardless, the contents were awesome, thank you for re-sending. I still haven't gotten the other one.
Comment: thank you for such an awesome mailart envie. I agree, less is more and the owl is fantastic. The stamps you used is the cherry on top! What an awesome swap and the perfect goodies inside! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. Archer is rocketing around with the catnip cigar again this morning. He has a serious addiction. He is planning on writing back to the gang as soon as he puts down the cigar. He loved their letter and has a lot to say. ☺☺☺
Response: meow meow meow meow mew, marrrraow, purrrrrr, abd Hi! from all your CT friends, furry and 1 not. .
Comment: Hi Katherine and thank you so much for a great swap. The envelope is just gorgeous, one of the prettiest I have ever received. Thank you for the lovely extras.. they are super, particularly the ribbon with feathers which is perfect for a card for my SIL who hunts. And what a great letter.. wish I lived closer, then I would come visit you!! Once again, thank you for a super swap, it made my day❤️
Response: it's true that the fun in swap bot sometimes makes it hard to live so far away from fun people to meet IRL , , , Cheers!
Comment: Your envie book took the direct way, yay! Thanks so much for the A to Z black + white sending. Even the stamps are matching! A hint: the white marker got wet on it's travel and the address ended up a bit smudged, but still readable.
Response: WOW! It made it first trip!!! Thanks for the hint on the marker. So glad it was still legible!!
Comment: Thanks KC, though I hate to admit that I didn't get it until I read your explanation hidden in that great vine climbing up the other side! Yeah, Shel wrote a lot of stuff definitely not for kids. I'm a fan of his ABZ book too, though I actually first came to know him through his adult cartoons and often hilarious song lyrics. One of my faves is "It Goes From So Good to So Bad So Soon!"
Response: I had never heard of that! I just went and listened to it! SO funny!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your postoffice with me! I wish I had known about this swap when we were on vacation. We went to the cutest little postoffice outside of Birmingham Alabama. It was obviously a one woman operation and she had it decorated like it was her home.
Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the pictures - yours is so cute! :)
Response: You are welcome. It is a cute little post office, although, I will admit, there's one guy in there who's schedule I know and try and avoid. He's so "put out" with any mail art that's not in a white envelope with a typewritten address and flag stamp. . .
Comment: Thank you for this amazing resend. I'm so sorry I didn't receive either of the first two now because they must've been gorgeous! I loved everything. Especially the Edward Gorey envelope. Thank you so much. I don't know what I'm going to do with the vintage paper but I'll figure it out eventually <3 Note: I took another look at what you sent and I'm probably going to turn it into part of a scrapbook once I've compiled enough stuff. Thank you for being such a wonderful swapper.
Response: YAY! I finally got the address written correctly! I'm so glad you like it!!! and appreciate your patience!!!
Comment: Thanks for a Dr. Seuss postcard about a story that means a great deal for you---it's fun to know a bit about why one chooses a particular card for these swaps. I also love the "Little House" postage stamp. She was in S. Dakota, for the later books and not far from where I was on a farm for my first 14 years. She and Almanzo even camped overnight along a creek she names just east of Belden, Nebraska, (pop. 367 when we lived there She would have been about 1 mile for the farm we rented. So, after my 5th grade teacher read nearly the whole series to us after lunch hour playtime, I have been fascinated by all of her writing. But she's not as profound as Wally Lamb; however, I could practically recite the books when each of my kids were 3 of 4 years old as each one loved them so much that we read the whole set twice or more for each--they were 6 years apart, so each one ended up having me almost !
Response: That stamp was from a package I bought in a vending machine on my way home from the hospital after having my daughter in 1993. I see I was holding on to it for a very special reason and am SO HAPPY that you love it too!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much! The atc is beautiful and i am SO grateful for the flowers you pressed for me from your garden. That was so thoughtful. They are beautiful. Thank you thank you.
Response: I'm glad you are enjoying the flowers. I am doing some more this week. I love the pansies but they have gone by here in zone 5, so it's on to some different flowers. I'm not sure they'll press as well as the pansies, so stay tuned.
Comment: There are NOT enough hearts in the world for this!!!!! Thank you so much for the unicorn postcard!!! It's phenomenal, and that it's made especially for me makes it even more special to me. Thank you!!!!
Response: YAY! I was hoping you would like this one!!!! Cheers!!!!
Comment: What wonderful mail art you've sent! The envelope is fantastic, and I love that you used vintage postage, especially the P.S. Write Soon set. The folder and all its contents are so special, from the airmail envelope from China to the awesome Curious George note card. I remember the postman book - I used to read it to my kids! Thanks again for a Great Mail Day.
Response: I loved this swap!!! I'm glad I was able to make some happy mail for you! Cheers!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful swap, I loved everything, especially the cat card, the cat postcard, the dried flowers, the additional postcards, everything, everything, I appreciate your generosity, greetings from Chile!
Response: YAY! I grew those flowers in my garden! I'm glad you like everything!
Comment: Thank you for the great turtle and tree envie! I like how you hoarded a 14 year old calendar, ha! I have one of the trees on there. I didn't know G45 made turtle paper, I'm gonna have to obtain said paper, asap.
Response: Well, I couldn't resist keeping such a nice calendar. . . well, actually I never throw them out. . . . They're perfect so many crafts! Plus, I felt a famous connection, since my sister helped design it. The G45 paper is their new line, Sun Kissed. I love it!!!!
Comment: Wow, what a swap! Love the ship envelope, the stamps, and of course all the cards! Oh, and the extras too--you really put a lot into the swap, KC, and I appreciate it! I hope we have the opportunity to be partners again here on 'the bot'.
Comment: Thanks for the beautifull fairytale postcard illustrated by Rackham. I love fairytales and yes many fairytales, the original versions, are dark and they where never ment to enjoy children by reading them. I have a book from the brothers grimm illustrated by Anton Pieck, And they are not the cute children's versions ;) but I love those stories.
Response: I used to love the old folk songs too. None of them were little ditties, but all about betrayal and murder and lost loves.
Comment: I am so sorry I did not rate your lovely card. Your mermaid floating there with all the fish is indeed beautiful. I love the little jewels and stickers and even the stamps fit the theme! Thnks so much.
Response: I'm glad you like it. They are all my favorite colors of blue.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter from Otis, Boo, Mei-Ling, Mario, Pippi, Mia, and Clawdia!! I loved hearing about your big family. "Wet food Fridays" sounds great! I love anything with gravy, too.
Mom absolutely loved the earrings and extras you sent her! She loves Hello Kitty. Thank you so much!!
Comment: Thank you so much for your extremely creative pocket letter. I loved the goodies too, especially the Harry Potter related ones! Thank you so much! Xx
Response: I'm glad you like it! My Dad was a landscaper / arborist and found many metaphors for positive thinking. I'm glad you like my interpretation! (and we Potterheads gotta stick together. . :-) )
Comment: Oh my goodness, of course I loved every single thing about the Harry Potter card and quotes and stamp! I do feel kind of weird about having part of a glorious book in my hand, but I will be putting it up on the wall in my library near my Harry Potter section. I have little figures (and a huge Hagrid figure, complete with pink umbrella!) and everything so it will be quite at home. Thank you sooooo much!
Response: I'm honored to have been able to contribute to the Harry Potter section in the library! Looking forward to swapping again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful MPL and the extra's. It was nice to receive a real letter from you. I'll also tell you more about my self next time ;). I also love the pamphlet. Did you visit one of these gardens or do you plan to visit them this year ?
Have a nice weekend
Response: Sofia - I have visited a couple of them, but I probably won't get a chance to visit them all. Looking forward to hearing from you!!! We'll be swapping again soon I'm sure!
Comment: WOWZA ...... Bravo, fantastic‼️‼️ My 1st altered (and that Does NOT cloud my judgement of the sensational PC 😊) goes on my favorites bulletin board in my craft room... O happy day at the mailbox, thank you so much
Response: Thanks! It was a fun one, and I just happened to have a vintage dinosaur stamp to tie it all together! I'm glad you like it!!! Cheers!
Response: After receiving my first Whimsy Jar I understood better what the swap was about. Back to square one and I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the understanding on the 2 day late send! Cheers!
Comment: Hi KC! I knew the moment I saw your beautiful envie which swap it represented! Your owl is simply amazing. It's sort of like a zentangle, isn't it? Loved what you sent to me; I'm especially fond of the stationery with the recipes on the back and those lovely kitty stickers. I do love frogs and when I turned over your envie, there was a frog! So cute. Can't wait for the spring peepers to come out and start singing. Wonderful swap; thank you so much.
Response: This is my favorite swap! I love Match-a-stamp. . . and I happened to come upon some really vintage ($.15) stamps that were just perfect! So glad you like the envelope and contents! Cheers!
Comment: Thank you so much KC for the gorgeous mail art envelope - I LOVE IT!!!! Luckily both envies arrived on the same day (I had quite forgotten your message - LOL) Thank you too tor the very thoughtful ephemera and papers. WOW !!! I am a very lucky spoilt girl. THANK YOU !!!!
Response: I'm so glad they arrived on the same day! I felt so silly in my excitement to get the swap envelope out, I forgot to include the letter. . . Cheers!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely handmade necklace and bracelet! They are beautiful and I look forward to wearing them! I'm also excited for the spices - I LOVE cooking and always love finding new spices to use!
Response: I hope you like light blue . . LOL! Let me know how you like the spices. If you have any questions, PM me, I have some recipes my husband has developed for them too. . . Just not printed out, or I would have included those too! Cheers!
Comment: YOU completely spoiled me! I cannot express my thanks adequately! I love every single thing you sent! You made my day so bright! I'm off to go create--I am SO inspired! Thank you, thank you and a billion hearts!
Response: I'm glad you enjoy your goodies!!!! I love putting envelopes together and when it comes to cats. . . Well I just LOVE them!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for this mini pocket one of my favorite one so far I new to this and am hooked.Thanks most for taking time and looking at my profile sending me some great things but the most important thing is you gave something I asked for ADVICE on embossing thank you so much things I didn't know and now I do thanks to you.With everything you have been going though makes this mini pocket even more special is with all that you took time out and Maded this one especially for me.And you created more then you know thank you. Will be hitting you up with ? about embossing.GREAT JOB
Response: YAY! With everyone being so patient I wanted to make each swap extra special! I'm glad you like the MPL and feel free to message me anytime with embossing questions. I've been embossing for years!!!!! Check out my fb page, it's Craftastic and I show a lot of my stuff on there too. . . .
Comment: You need to move here to Tennessee east. Nicely done envies and extras were very nice of you to send. Stay warm. Thanks
Response: I do love it here, but this winter was particularly snowy. . . . It makes you appreciate things like heat, and lights when you don't have them for 5 days!!! I'm glad you like the envies!~! Have a great day!
Comment: Oh WOW! Your envie is even better in person! All that wonderful flower stamps. And you managed it somehow to fulfill all three given thems. The book about the hot air balloons must be a real treasure. Thank you so so much, I love all the bits and pieces!
Response: Yay! Round trip to the US and back to Germany!!!!! I'm so happy you finally received it!!!!!
Comment: Love Susan Boulet! I have an old calendar of hers, but I refuse to cut that one up. I'm saving all the pictures. Stingy I know right? I did manage to almost get the eclipse to fade completely away, but I gave up after a while. Anyway thanks for a nice swap I enjoyed it and I liked your note. Take good care.
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely mail and Alltage faboulous things you have included. It was such an amazing swap and you spoiled me with so many things that I really adored. Thank you. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Please excuse the late rating.
Response: Thanks for the rating! I was worried that my unique envelope wasn't going to get through! It's good to know it did! Cheers!
Comment: First up - THANK YOU for the awesome happy mail. What a great start to the day to get this in my mail box.
The coin is awesome - I love aquariums, we will visit the aquariums in most of the places we travel, even little aquariums, I find them so peaceful.
The extras were super fun. But it was your letter, it touched my heart. When you dedicate so much of yourself, your life and your family to such a project it can feel quite daunting and isolating. When I read your letter I looked your husband's book up - wow there are a lot of same name books, but I took a guess that Dennis is your husband. The reviews looked fantastic. Thank you for sharing this with me.
Response: Yes, Dennis is my husband. With google and pinterest, the book is pretty outdated, but the commitment to writing the book and perfecting the recipes, you are right, it is overwhelming a lot of the time! Thank you for your kind note, and glad you like the aquarium coin!
Comment: Hello and thank you very much for the letter. That one wasn't sad and depressing so much. I enjoyed reading it. I love that cute owl that you've draw on the envelope. Thank you also for the extra goodies. Happy New Year!
Comment: Wow what a lot of work into this envelope, it is beautiful. Thank you for putting all the effort it took to doing it and know that itâ€™s appreciated when I seen it. Iâ€™m going to use the little envelope you sent for a stamp bag swap. The car is beautiful and Iâ€™m assuming you painted it, amazing. So many pretty things in the swap and I thank you very much.
Just a note for you to take with the kind of paper for your envelopes. The paper split along the seams, you may want to reinforce the seams with tape on the inside before you put them together for safety sake - you could do it on the outside as well, but I donâ€™t want to take away from the artwork so Iâ€™m saying on the inside ðŸ˜€
Comment: Hi Katherine! Thank you so much for everything. The card is adorable. I haven't had the Lavender Earl Grey before so - Yay! - I new tea to try. The stationery is all very nice too. The envelope journal is really cool. You are very crafty! Yes, I have seen the Harry Potter letter swap series. I've wanted to give it try so many times but I haven't had the time for a time-intensive swap. I'm hoping to try it out in the new year. Thank You for the awesome swap and have a great holiday!
Comment: Thank you for the SIX beautiful napkins!! Thanks for the two Christmas designs -- I have very few of them in my supplies and these are both lovely. The floral ones are right up my alley as I do lots of nature projects. And the silver striped one will be fun to use and alter. Thanks for such a generous and inspiration selection! <3<3<3
Comment: Seriously one of the weirdest a nd coolest postcards ever...and all the other goodies are wonderful! I truly loved the handmade envie too...so much thought and care went into this swap, all the hearts go to you!
Comment: Thank you for the weird and wonderful postcard of Io and for the circus stamp - so thoughtful! It's cold but typical for my area of California, sunny and 58 F today. My favorite Keith Jarret also is the Koln Concert. With a lot of practice I can play the main theme, and now that I think about it, it's one of my favorite pieces of music, ever.
Comment: Wow! Was so excited as soon as I saw your elephant envie! Love the beautiful bookmarks, wow, the flowers are so pretty, very cool how it turned out, I really like the folded/woven one too!
Comment: First, your dried flower ATC is gorgeous!! Thank you. Second, you went above and beyond with the little book and golden ticket!!!!! Your awesome! I don't want to forget your flower envelope. Thank you for everything!
Comment: I Legit couldn't imagine what swap this envelope was from until I got to your note, but I love everything the pennies where the least exciting thing (in a good way!!!!!) I will treasure that duck ornament forever =)
Comment: Thank you so much! I know my sister will love these pennies :) Also, I was blown away by all of the awesome goodies you packed in that Altoid tin!!! I really love the iron on peacock feathers but everything else was so cool too. So happy :)
Comment: Guess what was waiting for me when I got home today?! This is an awesome card! You really went above and beyond. I love all the little images you used on the back, and the main one on the front, with the swimmer and the shark. Thank you! And thank you for joining my swap :)
Comment: Thank you for this awesome package :) The letter alone was great (I love the Slytherin theme XD). And the little charms you sent are so nice, and the envelope!? That is one of the best envelopes I've ever received :) Didn't even know Harry Potter stamps were a thing! :O! I am a Slytherin (go figure lol) with a calico cat for a patronus - however if I had done the house sorting properly I'd probably be in Huffelpuff or Ravenclaw. Take care!
Response: YAY!!!!!!!!! This was my first of many Harry Potter letter swaps. I'm so glad you like it!!!!! Cheers!
Comment: Hello! Your swap was indeed in the PO Box today when I went. THANK YOU for an awesome swap!!! I love everything! By the way - the moon stamp does work - LOL - my daughter loved it! Thanks again for everything x
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful envelope and the incredible thoughtful contents!!! The little extras you included were lovely, and receiving this truly brightened my day. I can't thank you enough!
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it all!
Response: Did it make it through OK? I was worried that the message in a bottle was at risk. I've never done a pop up ATC before,. Glad you got it with the extra pieces too! :-) It it was broken in transit, let me know and I'll resend)
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the tree ATC--it's really gorgeous! Thank you, Katherine, for the lovely addition to my collection, and also for the pretty ornament, it's going on my tree! :) An awesome swap!
Comment: IDK if you watched Project Runway this past season, but the outside of your envie made me think of Brik Allen. Anyhow, what a fun filled package and I am very happy for the pressed flowers as a bonus.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the envelope! The mailman was laughing when I was checking the postage!
Comment: Thank you for the Slytherin ATCs and Mystic pressed penny :) I actually visited Mystic last year while living in Rhode Island, but I didn't know there is an aquarium there. thank you so much :)
Response: hi! Any chance you would like to do a private trade for Ravenclaw? I missed that when it came around. . . I'm glad you like the penny. I collect them too. . . .
Comment: Holy moley, thanks for the giant packet of stuff -- I LOVE it. (the googly eyes rolled out when I was opening it, so that was a good laugh.) This was a very generous "regular-size" envelope -- haha. I've got loads of ephemera myself, so please holler if there's anything you'd like more of. Am slowly trying to move it out of my house ... haha Best, Al
Response: Al - so glad to hear you got a laugh with the googly eyes. . . not exactly ephemera, but the fun is most important!
Comment: Hi KC. I just received my feather ATC and I love it! My sister and brother-in-law have a peacock that has been at their northern home for several years. It stays around even when they are in FL for 6 months! A friend feeds him. Thank you also for the extras. What a great collection! I particularly like the cat card! ðŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card and bookmark! I think they're both great! I know you want feedback, but I don't make cards or bookmarks so I don't think I have anything useful to say except wow! I've never seen a handmade popup card before, so it was really cool to see that! I also appreciate to look at my profile and make something special :)