Comment: Thanks for the playing cards. Hurst Castle is on our list of places to visit when we finally get to CA. We had planned to spend a month in CA, OR and WA - the only contiguous states I haven't visited - last summer. You can probably guess what happened to those plans.
Response: I have similar plans for this summer, making a big oval through the country, CA to AZ to TN to MI. hopefully we will get to go.
Comment: Thanks for the great bags! Will get them moving. Just an FYI: Bags in this swap are supposed to have U.S. recipients. Not a big deal for me, as I play international bags--but future players may ding you for this.
Response: I am so sorry. I completely missed that requirement. Would you like me to send you some more?
Comment: Thank you So much, for the fun washi samples! I love the laminated bases, too! Very neat! I especially love the books, leaves, kitties and foodie ones! Looks like we bought the same reflections brand box set with some of the others. Lol ~ Z
Comment: How super kind of you to send a box! Thanks for being so thoughtful and returning my full bag! I really appreciate it :) Wouldnt think of being mad if you accidentally include some I've signed. It happens.
Thanks again! Let me know if you ever want a swap from me in the future. I always seem to have lots to move :)
Comment: WoW!! You really spoiled me!! Thank you so much for the 2 cards for each card. I really enjoyed the 2 mini cards. I am going to hunt for more. I have the plain Bicycle ones I have been including for fun. but a Mini size Franken Deck would be so awesome!!
Comment: Thank you for the extra Joker cards! My and I were just talking about how many different and cool cards there are to collect. My favorite is between the Zombie Joker and the Jim Everett Joker! You are so nice and thoughtful. Take care, Aurora
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the extras. I had not seen 'mini' playing cards since I was a child and had forgotten all about them. I hope you and your family are doing well. B.C. used to be a good town for watching trains. I wonder if it still is.
Response: not too many trains to watch anymore. they closed in the train yard and don't move too many trains through there anymore. we still watch occasionally
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful hummingbird PC! These tiny birds are so amazing! I am ever surprised when I see one out here so remote. We have to look closely, because there are hummingbird moths up here too. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: I have so many used stamps already!! You actually don't need to mail me any this time!! Ty though!! Just think of it as a RAK!! And Pass it on!! Pay it forward to someone else! At least you will save money on postage too!! 💗💗💗💗💗💗
Response: sorry, I mailed to you before I saw this. thanks anyway
Comment: You made my day! The Queens are so thoughtful and those stamps!!! Big love. My Lego Movie blind bag was the Scarecrow!!! He has a place of honor on my desk at work now. How did you know I had a lego lineup at work? Thank you ever so much.
Comment: love the matching stamps! awesome! i wanted to go ahead and rate ya (missing the K ) but got J and L today and i love jasmine and love story. thanks for creativity and for doing this private swap! i def love them! thanks sweetie, will let ya know when K makes it!
4.18.19 K made it and I love Snow White!!! Thank you so so much !!!!
Comment: You should write your SB moniker on the PC. I had to do a bit of searching. You have been around long enough to know that the swap name and your moniker need to be on all swaps. Thanks for the PC. Have a magnificent day. Happy swapping....
Response: I always put it on there...I'm sorry if I somehow neglected to do that. I must have had a stupid moment. Thanks for taking the effort to find out where it belonged.
Comment: I am so glad ya found your I's. This one was hard and challenging. I love the imitation idea you came up with. I love that you used a Disney stamp. Thanks jenn and hope to see u in future swaps.
Response: I have to admit the Imitation was my daughter. I was struggling and she is my go-to know-it-all.
Comment: That is a lot of postcards you ordered. I get carried away myself but it seems like you never have the right postcard for the one you're looking for. At least I have come up against that. Thanks for sending!
Comment: Of course I loved the cat card and all the little goodies!! How’d you know? 😉 Oh! That Mickey and Minnie Washi!?! What the what??? I’ve never seen anything like it!!! How cool!! Anyways, thank you so much!! 💜💜
Comment: Hi Jenn,
Thank you for the great tomato soup recipe. So easy to make too. I just happen to have a basket of tomatoes and lots of fresh basil. Looks like it will be soup for supper.
Enjoy the day!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful pictures, washi and stamps Jenn!! The story about the eggs is really intresting, I too wonder what is the animal haha and the clouds picture is so good! I also love the postcart sheet of paper at the back, I will definately use the photo as a postcard in the future :) The washi samples are great, I recently started making my own and I can send you some (I'm currently not very good at it :D ). I loved the stamps as well, especially the Star Trek one and the Ukranian one (my best friend is Ukranian)! I will PM you for a private swap ^^
Comment: Thank you for the animal Washi! The envelope was so creative! And where did you get the cool notecard? I love the way it feels, kinda like vellum but soft and pliable? Lol as you can see, I loved everything about this swap. Thanks for making it so fun for me!
Comment: This was a fun envie to arrive in my mailbox. I have a huge collection of washi but not any of the samples you sent me!! And I like the way you put them on the cards that have 'I love washi' on them. I just may have to 'borrow' that idea!
Comment: Wow, thanks!!! I totally didn't expect this much great stuff!! Thanks for the recipes and all the awesome washi and cards, and the sample bags! TBH I assumed it was a sample bag swap until I couldn't find it to rate you... Then I noticed your little note. :) Thanks so much, it will be fun to pass along more sample bags!
Comment: Loved the washi you chose and the cards they are wrapped around! Definitely need to find someone to print some like that to use in future swaps very cute ðŸ’ž Ty
Response: you know i have been using those cards for several months for swaps and you are the first one to comment on them. message me if you'd like to swap something for them, I'll happily make some for you.
Comment: Thanks a lot for your stamps! You sent so many more than was required for the swap and there were multiple ones that I saw and loved, as well as many that I've never seen before. I'm sending to you for the Stamps by Subject swap... hope you will like what I was able to find.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards, Jennifer! Just last week I watched a tv show about Ayer Rock, and wished I had a postcard of it! I really like all of them that you sent...and now I'm going to google 'McRee Hall in Camilla, Georgia'. ðŸ˜„
Comment: I love the postcards! I used to live in Onsted, Michigan down near the southern border. I believe it was an hour or two to Ypsilanti. Great country area. Anyways, thank you for the little notecards as well! I love it all.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully thoughtful selection of stamps, Jenn! My particular areas of interest are hard to come by for many, so I'm quite pleased with what you sent.
The transparent stamp from Finland is really interesting; I'd not see one of those before. I'm going to have to pass that around at my local stamp club.
Comment: Thanks for sharing! A lot of those sound awesome, and I think you've just doubled my book wishlist, haha! Based on the books you've listed, you may want to check out Susan Krinard. I've only read a few of them, but I have many more on my shelf to be read!
Comment: Thank you! I am so sorry it took me this long to rate, I usually rate as soon as I open and I remember what happened I was having so much fun going through everything you sent I think I got distracted!! Great envelope of extras!
Comment: Hi Jenn, Thanks for all the FB and extras! I never heard of the x-slips before. Now I have a question for you. Do I have to wait for another swap to send these out? or can I pick addresses on some of these to send some of the other FB that I received? Hugs to you from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: you are awesome, thank you for the excess!! one question: on 2 of the xslips it says "4FB." I haven't done these in years, so does that mean I send 4 fbs to #1 or do I MAKE an fb for #1? thanks so much :)
Comment: Fun postcard. I really like your Thanksgiving eating schedule. Wow! And I thought our meals of 26 people were big... 50!!! Holy cow!!!! You eat most of the same stuff that we do. We also love both meats.
Comment: Hi! Love the pc! Yes, lights are going up around here as well - hard to believe the holidays are so close already! Where the heck did the year go? LOL! Hugs, Happy Holidays and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for meeting the requirements of this swap; however, I was disappointed that you sent all tourist-y postcards except for one card (the non-tourist one)
It wasn't what I was hoping for.
Comment: Thank you for the extra FBs...I have just started swapping them and didn't have many to swap. Thanks for the x-slip, too...I am going to give it a shot now that I know what they are. Thanks for the explanation...have a great day! Kelly
Comment: Jenn, I apologize if you've been waiting for a rating from me for What Are You Reading. My computer was down for quite a while and if you sent me an e-mail I didn't get it. I'm sorry and will still rate you. Thanks for your understanding! Angela citygirl1107
Comment: Thank you for the turtle coin. When I was a very young child I remember riding on a tortoise one holidays. 40 years later I saw the tortoise again. By then it was estimated to be 175 years old. Now it is unacceptable to ride on these animals.
Comment: I misread the swap reqs on this swap too, lol!! I didn't realize that the pc's had to be altered or handmade until I went to print off the mailing addresses. I thought altering was an option. Luckily, I was able to add to the cards before sending.
Response: wow I didn't know what you were talking about so I had to go back and reread. I totally missed that it was supposed to be altered.
Comment: Goodness sorry to hear you were flaked on before... I'll be sure to send this out on the next round.. My last three partners have send a second book.. wish people wouldn't sign up for a swap they don't plan to continue..
Comment: my socks are ROCKed!
thanks so much for the terrific
non-place postcards - good to be able to sit & see interesting sights without
temptations of travel destinations that
are usually beyond my ability!
please enjoy the first day of fall &
whole rest of the year, as it will come
Comment: Fun selections! Thanks so much. I especially loved the hammerhead shark. My son-in-law saw one off the pier where they live in San Francisco...eek! The little stuffed dog on the skateboard was too cute, too.
Comment: I didn't know how much fun this swap would be but I belong to my local zoo and I LOVED looking at your zoo map! I see that you have a red panda too... that's my favorite animal! (we have 2 at our zoo). Happy swapping!
Response: we also have 2 red pandas...they are also my favorites. They are so cute!!!
Comment: Thank you Jenn for the FB's & X-Slips. In future PLEASE position your postage stamps on your envelope so that tape doesn't cover them. I'm a postage collector & swapper receiving used postage in good shape is important to me.
Response: I can do that. Sorry you couldn't use the postage for your collection. I didn't think about it when I did it (I collect stamps too but I just cut them off and don't care about the tape)
Comment: Thanks for the interesting underwear card.
I googled Spee and this was what came up
"Spee: The clever way of washing. Clever people choose the clever product from Henkel â€“ and are rewarded with convincing laundering results at great Spee value!"
Comment: Thank you. I like the postcard. I looked it up and it's a portrait of a married woman with whom the artist had an affair. :) I guess he thought that it's not that important for her to be able to walk properly...
Comment: Boy, I bet the water gets real deep right off that cliff! Great card-thanks very much. I have been to the Grand Marais in MN on the north shore of Lake Superior, but didn't know that there was one in MI too. I'm off to look it up in my atlas-thanks again!
Comment: I've never seen Phantom (gasp, I know!) but love the rest of the movies you sent. I'll have to check it out since you obviously have great taste in movies! Thanks for the card, the kids love geese!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. The image of the bald eagle is lovely. At a zoo that I visit there are Wedge-tailed Eagles which have been rescued, rehabilitated and hopefully released back into the wild. There are beautiful to watch.
Comment: How marvellous your family letterboxing excursion sounded, I felt I was there too while reading the very interesting clue/directions and thanks go to your very thoughtful daughter for the wonderful idea of sending me the photos showing me your family fun day out. This was my first outing at letterboxing but it won't be my last, what a fun past time it turned out to be for me :)
Comment: Wow, what a coincidence. BOTH postcards I got from partners were from Michigan! Luckily, they were different ones :-) Thanks so much for sending it, not matter what that part of Michigan wants to be called ;-)
Comment: Love it all. the eraser is SO dang cute and I love the multi-colored floss. I wanted to buy it, but didn't want to at the same time! Hat is great, and so are the stickers and magnets and card kit. thanks!!!!
Comment: Fantastic to get a map I'll actually use! I have family in Windsor just across from Detroit and I go shopping over the boarder every once in a while.... nothing beats an old fashioned map.... that GPS lady can be confused sometimes! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous mountain postcards. A boring fact for you, the one of the new Zealand volcanoes would look a bit different today as they are covered in ash. Mt Tongariro blew her top last night for the first time in a hundred years.
Warm Regards, Kay
Comment: Sorry if you got a message already. Sometimes I feel like an idiot. I put the comment on the wrong partner. I do like your lake postcard. It looks like a nice place to be with all the hot weather lately.
Comment: You restored my faith in the swappers on swapbot. I've been getting some skimpy swaps lately. They met the requirerments but barely. You went above and beyond. Wish I could give you more than I heart. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Your 4 yr old did a great job on the envie.
Response: glad you liked it. You always send such great swaps I wanted to be sure you got something nice too!
Comment: Pull that boat over and I'll climb aboard and float away with you! One of my most favorite things to do in the world ... except I'm really more a small-lake kinda girl ... any place with a current makes me anxious! 8-)
These folks don't look like they're struggling though, so if I had a chance, I think I'd be right there!
Comment: Great beginning.. to your story.........One thing though.. Instructions say.."On the front cover, write what the journal is for and who you are, on the back page write your name and address and where to send the journal home when it is full." To me it's not a big deal but, to someone else they might give a 3 rating.. for the info not being on the back.. : ) Now it's time to continue your story..
Response: wow thanks for mentioning it. I was so focused on the story I forgot to go back and finish...sorry
Comment: Thanks for the pennies from your zoo, and for writing about them. Zoo pennies are my favourite type of pennies. In Australia I have only seen machines with 4 designs. I think that they all come from the same company.
Comment: Wow! Jenn! Thanks soooo much!!!!! Wow! Such a lot of goodies! They are all awesome! I'm having fun going through the BIG box! Sooo sweet of you! Wish I could give you more than one heart! Take care, Kim :o)
Comment: Oh well, not all art is representational...it is still fun for the emotions it awakes or for the beauty of the shapes and the harmony of the colors. Thanks for the card BTW and have happy summer
Comment: Thank you for you Carl Larsson ~ A day of Celedration. I think the card is a parody of the swedish feast ''Saint Lucy's Day'' normally wake the young woman the elderly in white clothes and candles, now with flowers and costumes... I Think that is what the artist want to say... what do you think? love,
Comment: I think it's okay sometimes to just enjoy paintings and not worry about 'getting' what the painter's intentions were! :) I love Van Gogh--there is such a passion to his work. Thanks so much for the card--definitely one to display.
Comment: Thank you for the LBs, Jenn!! Just a couple of things: some of the LBs that you sent are 'USA & Canada only' and also there is 1 LB that is FULL (not homer, but full as in you're the last signer). I will send it home this time, and I will still give a heart, but please keep an eye on these things for future swaps :) Thanks.
Response: wow sorry about that. I'll keep a much closer eye on it.
Comment: What a beautiful, colorful, selection of cards. I love the MI night life. This is a nice way to get ideas of vacatioon spots. Thank you so much for the extra, too. Wishing that your mailbox will be filled with good cheer.
Comment: Thanks for the card! We do have a ton of those geese here, so many that it's now illegal to feed them in parks, in an effort to stop encouraging them to live there. Which is too bad, I used to love feeding them bread!
Comment: Pretty excited about the fried squaw bread. We made it in elementary school, but the recipe is long lost, and I think about it every time we go to festivals and they have the Indian Fry Bread.
Comment: Thanks for the great black bear postcard! I've never seen a bear outside of the zoo, either ... which I'm actually pretty happy about. :) I'm sure I'd be absolutely terrified if I ever saw one in the wild! :)
Comment: "What water?" I wish I could give you a million stars for this! I don't know if it says on my profile that I offroad, but this postcard is incredibly fitting for who I am and what I have been known to do. It is by far the best postcard I have ever received. Thank you soo much!
Comment: Thanks so much for the great Tahquamenon Falls postcard. I've never been there, but I hear it's lovely! I have heard about the U.P. wanting to become their own state , but, like you said ... we'll see. :) Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks for the mailbox at your local post office. At one time I set out a goal to visit every post office in my state of SC - some 450 post offices. I started that and visited about 100 and got busy, but hope to continue some day.
Comment: Thanks, Jenn, for the recommendations. Quite a lot of series on the list, but I'm going to look into them and see if they'd be up my alley or not. Great list, and I love the paper you wrote it on and the nemo tape on the back was way cool :D