Comment: I am 100% HERE for your Rebecca hot takes and I LOVED your interpretation of the book! There's a Netflix version of Rebecca that I enjoy but I don't think anyone truly captures the absolute toxicity of the situation that the main character is trapped in. Like how did all these nutso people end up together and how did this normal girl find herself feeling like the villain in the midst of them. It's a wild ride, that's why I love it. And definitely not a romance. That's how I feel about Romeo and Juliet, too. Great story, not a romance.
Response: Omg thanks for your message! I'm glad my rambling about the book found someone to understand and appreciate it! Lemme know if you want to do a private swap sometime!
Comment: Ooh I'm loving part 1 of our washi swap. The card that came along with it is gorgeous too!! Can't wait for part 2!😁 Part 2 came today and I was blown away by all the beautiful tapes that you sent!! Can't wait for my 4 envelopes to reach you, hopefully soon.Merry Christmas & Happy new year, Abby! Definitely would love to swap with u again someday.😁
Comment: Thank you so much for the wax seal stamps. I didn’t have any of the stamps you sent in my stash. Thanks so much for the goodies you sent. I can’t wait to use the ephemera in my projects. Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card! I love the image; it's so atmospheric and pretty. I loved Lincoln in the Bardo! I listened to the audiobook while I read the physical book. I thought the audio was so amazing, and I definitely want to read more of his work. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: I got your postcard today and it is great! Your dino is so detailed - you are a carving master! Your postcard arrived to me in an envelope from a company in Ann Arbor, MI... apparently it arrived to them stuck to a piece of their mail. Luckily, they were sweet enough to mail it on to me. (your postcard did not seem sticky at all - maybe it got caught on whatever they received.
Response: That's so weird, that's never happened before, but I'm glad they sent it along to you, that's super nice! Thanks for the heart & for loving my mail dino! Swap again soon!
Comment: Loved your presentation, wow! How did you make your Ink Blots? Love the Blues you chose. Our Next color is RED. See you soon in another swap. Thank you for your support.
Response: Yay, glad you liked it! I used a tiny bit of ink in a blunt syringe to blow and spatter the ink on the card- it looks cool and can give a good idea of what the ink looks like in heavy or light concentrations.
Comment: Thank you for the great washi! Loved the dogs with bow ties washi! How do you organize 2,000 rolls? By color? By theme?
Response: Yay I'm glad you like the ones I picked for you. I organize my huge collection in big clear plastic drawers by theme (botanical, patterns, animals, people, seasonal, etc) because I usually choose my washi more based on theme than color.
Comment: OMG! Thank you so much! I loved all the washi you sent and I adoreeeee summer themed stuff so it was perfect!! <3 I am definitely the sweltering person with a cold drink one today, we've got another heat wave :'(
Response: Yeah the heat waves have been crazy. I had ice cream for dinner last night lol- Glad you love what I sent! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Wow. I'm speechless. Thanks a lot for your amazing Mail Art envelope with so many great black cats on. you are really good at carving stamps and I love your designs!
Thanks for sending this wonderful mail to me - it's a great inspiration and aim to get better myself!
Comment: What a stunning envelope. Thank you so much for all the well chosen bits and pieces ...lucky me...! This is my personal highlight of day! I really hope your cat is alright! And now have a nice evening.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful map items! They are lovely! I loved the envelope as well, and made sure to just cut the very end, so I can re-use it!! The Queen is fantastic too! Thank you for the wonderful swap!!
Comment: What a lovely decorated envelope!! It deserves the "official seal of excellence" :) :) :) Thank you so much for a wonderful swap! I love every item you have chosen. The hedgehogs with lemons are the best. Sooo fabulous, And the dinosaur sticky notes, your note, all those cool apples <3 Thank you Abby for making this day special!! Have a brilliant weekend :)
Response: yay! I'm so glad you like what I picked for you! I love happy mailing, it's so satisfying when someone loves what I sent! Cheers!
Comment: Thank you!!! I have been to Salem - I go all the time, actually. It's one of my favorite places :) I grew up in Revere so it was just a short drive - now, I try to get out there at least a few times a year to spend the day :)
Comment: Hi Abby! I love your Gelli Plate pc! Are the designs a stencil? Very cool! Thanks for joining the swap and I plan on hosting them somewhat regularly, so... I love playing with the Gelli Plate and could host weekly! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: What a lovely envelope! Thank you so much for the BEAUTIFUL cards, i really love them. I just discovered BTS this week lol, watching music videos. I'm not very up with new music. Hope you are doing well :)
Comment: Hi Abby...wow...these are really well done! Your geometric washi collaging is perfect and the colors you chose are just beautiful. I absolutely adore seeing typewriting on a page, too, so that gave me a thrill! The enclosed galaxy/constellation envelope is no less gorgeous than the one with my address--I love darker colors on envelopes because it's really rare. Again . . . beautifully done. I see you live in Salem, MA . . . I'll bet Halloween is a LOT of fun! Many thanks for a wonderful swap.
Response: Aww thanks for your sweet words, and you're so welcome! I'm glad you love what I sent, I loved creating it, it was so meditative and calming! Yep I do live in Witch City and Halloween is usually a month-long bash... I know things will be different this year, but we'll still have fun :D
Comment: This is one of the best swaps I've ever gotten. So manyunusual things and I loved it all! I loved the cobra and postcards and this lenticular one is AMAZING! Your envelope is beautiful. Love the washi and the stickers -- I am obsessed with them. Thank you so much! :):):)
Response: You're so welcome! I loved putting this swap together for you and it always makes my day to hear some extra love about receiving it ^_^ Hope we swap again soon!
Comment: Thank-you for the beautiful psychedelic mushroom swap. OMG everything was soooo beautiful <3 Also you are so lucky to live in Salem, my mum and I actually had a trip planned there for Halloween this year since it's a super moon and falls on a Saturday. Sadly, those plans are now cancelled, but we still hope to go there one day :) thankyou again for everything, I'm not sure whether I want to use the mushroom sheets, or frame them haha <3
Comment: Thank you for the postcard had to do it last to be sure it was the right person as it got smeared on its way here gotta love the post office eh.. love rodeos and thats a crazy way to test a whole spool lol.
Comment: Abby, thank you for such a delightful swap. You read my profile, you clever girl, you. Wish I could give you more than one heart. And thank you for sharing your beautiful bird and feather washi. I shall watch for that.
Comment: Thanks for the card. There's a wildlife sanctuary about an hour from me (Bay Beach) that brings its owls and raptors to programs. It's pretty incredible to see those birds up close)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your collection! I'm overwhelmed with all the beautiful washi. You picked perfect. All my favorite things in wonderful washi. Thank you so much for the great swap! So pretty!
Comment: PERFECT letter set for the swap! Welcome to Animal Crossing! I'm so glad you're enjoying it :) You should try the phone app "Animal Crossing Pocket Camp" it's free AND you get free ingame items for New Horizons! :) I agree, Filbert is adorable! Thank you for the cute memo sheets :) xoxo
Comment: Thank you! I love the stationary you used. I know what you mean about feeling bad shunning villagers LOL. There is one character that crackers me up just looking at him called Jitters, I don’t know if he’s in this version though. I don’t know if you have the online access but let me know if you want to exchange codes. Also I will try to write back soon!
Response: Haha yeah I looked up jitters and yeah he looks like he's been awake for a week straight. Yeah I do have online access, I'll send you my code!
Comment: Thank you so much Abby for such an awesome swap! I love your thoughtfulness, everything is profilebased, even the stamps!! But the dinosaur sticky notes broke my heart. I looooove them :) Thank you so much for brightening my day!! Take good care & have a fine weekend :)
Comment: I can totally relate to your zine. "Creating is my natural high." Very cool zine.
Thanks so much for joining the swap and sharing your work.
I took a photo of all the printed zines and added it to the discussion section of the swap page:
Comment: Thanks for the samples, but omg that cat mitten card was such a cool design!!!
Response: Isn't it?! The lil cat paws holding it closed? Gah so cute. I got it in a sub box so I don't know where to get more, but I traced one and made a template to play around with so that might be a fun DIY :3
Comment: OMG! This is all amazing! You have such cool space stamps. Let me know if you ever want to do a private swap for stamped images (for my stamped images or anything you would like-stickers, washi, ATC's, ect!). Thank you so much for everything, your envelope was a bright spot at the end of the day.
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating. I raved in my head and forgot to write it down. Eek! All of the hears for you!
Thank you for the gorgeous package. The space gal with fish stamp is AMAZING. I can't wait to use all of these goodies. Thank you so much!
Response: Oh yay, I'm glad you love what I sent! Thanks for your sweet comments! I got the stamp you like from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, I think they have an online store too...
Comment: Wow I got it!!!!!! I can’t believe you put 30+ washi in even though we said 20. I am soooooo happy about this swap. The stamp is really really cute. I favorite have to be the pink one with stairs and windows you used to wrap around the others, the smaller windows, the silver foil with jelly fish and the one with modern liking girls. Thank you so much for this swap! We should definitely do more in the future!
Response: :D So glad you loved everything! I just kept adding samples because I kept seeing ones I had to send you! Yes, I'd love to swap again :3
Comment: Omg hi Abby! I absolutely ADORE everything! I love all the washi tape samples you picked for me, May I ask where do you find them at? I also love the mitten card you wrote the note in too. I’ve never seen anything like that! And the space stamps you used in the front envelope of the astronaut and of Saturn, so beautiful 😍😍 please, please direct me to all these wonderful stores you find them at if possible! I would love to know c:
Response: Yay I'm so glad you love what I sent! I'll message you about my sources :3
Comment: This was a super-lovely package, thank you so much ! I am so excited, I am planning to make a Japanese themed journal! Karolina
Response: You're very welcome, I'm so glad you liked all the Japanese goodies, I love putting together themed goodies like this, they're some of my favorite swaps, so I love when the recipients get inspired by them :3
Comment: I got your mail today!!!! I have been checking the mailbox everyday for it! I loooooove all of them!! My favorite will be your favorites they are all soooo pretty, the one with flowers is soooo pretty! I also really love all the black and whites I am gonna be using them for sure!! Also the silver stars with black background is perfect for a black&white scrap booking page. All of your weird ones are ACTUALLY really weird I love them lol. Lets definitely swap again!
Comment: Oh Abby I received your lovely citrus themed happymail last night. I love it and oh my gosh how cool is your hand carved stamp love it. A talent I wish I had to be able to carve stamps. Thankyou for the extra bunny washi as well. I shall now hoard it lol.
Comment: Oh my goodness Abby what an envelope! Feels like you strolled right into my mind to pick out my dream bits of paper and washi and you might have even tidied up in there on your way out 😂 so beautiful and I loved your monoprint, would love to hear about your process.
Comment: Thank you for you lovely envelope and goodies! 💛🌿 loved reading your note as well!
however the "a illustration/painting of a flower/plant" was supposed to be done by you 😂 maybe it wasn't clear enough, but I'll be more specific in swap #3. Thank yooou!
Response: Whoops! Sorry I missed the original art element, but I'm glad you liked the rest of the package and thanks for the heart! ^_^
Comment: Swaps with you are always the best, I know I'm getting something good with you as a partner! I loved the envie you used and the flowers and the poem. Everything you sent is beautiful, thank you so much!
Response: Aww thanks so much for that compliment, its so gratifying to swap with someone who has similar taste ^_^
Comment: When I was growing up I lived in a trailer park and a bunch of us kids built a massive tree house in the woods. It had three different levels and walkways between the trees. The good old days!! Your washi samples bring back so many great memories. Thank you!! :)
Response: Wow that sounds like so much fun, I would have loved that as a kid (and also now) I'm so glad I put that tape in this swap for you!
Comment: Abby I LOVE this postcard!!! I’ve always wanted to visit Salem and never had the chance. If you ever want to do a private swap and there’s something you’d like to trade, I’d really like to have more PCs from Salem!
Response: Yay I'm so glad you love it! Salem is such an interesting place, I hope you can visit it at some point! I'd be happy to send you some PCs from Salem but I request that we wait until November because downtown is chock full of tourists so it'll be a while before I can stock up on PCs again.
Comment: I really like the flowers you pressed!! I feel like I should have given more time for pressing flowers in the swap, I'll keep that in mind for the next swap!! I love the paper you used your your poem and the poem itself
Response: The purple plumes are Celosia from my garden, they look gorgeous this fall! I loved doing this swap, thanks for hosting it!
Comment: You lucky b.....witch! Living in Salem sounds awesome. I will definitely visit there someday. I love these type of vintage cards, and the washi sticker is divine! Thanks for a great swap! :):):) Happy Halloween!
Response: Haha yeah, it's pretty great. The vintagey Halloween PC is from one of the stores in town that works with a company that has all these old illustrations on file, then they have them make Salem-ey postcards out of them, it's pretty cool!
Comment: I think i've gotten a letter from you before with that "happy halloween" washi on it and I peeled it off the envelope and kept it thinking that i should try to find and buy it online and then I opened your letter today and got a sample of that tape and was sooo happy! Thank you for all the washi they're all super cute
Response: Oh, that one is from the Michael's loose washi bin and its like 30 cents if you can find it! If I see one next time I go, I'll snag one for you ^_^
Comment: Dear Abby, I totally love this postcard! Thank you very much for it, I really appreciate you sending it to me - I know just the feeling when you like a postcard so much you don´t wanna let go until it feels just right - I am so happy this was the case! Have a great day, Ž.
Response: Haha I knew you'd love it! ^_^ Take care!
Comment: The first thing I noticed about the envelope was your return address stamp - I love it! Thank you for all of the green washi tape - The best combination of words!
Response: Thank you! I carve stamps myself and that return address stamp was a tough one because I had to carve the text backwards--there were a couple failed attempts at that one haha. Yess glad you love all the green washi as much as me!!
Comment: I love that one side of the card was autumn in the other side summer. These pictures are gorgeous and I absolutely love the hot balloon one. Or maybe the polar bears on a beach? Either way I greatly appreciate the Washi you sent and how nicely it's wrapped thank you very much
Response: Yay so glad you liked them!!! I love sharing samples w/ fellow washi enthusiasts :) Thanks for hosting these!
Comment: How fantastic are these?! I've not previously had any of these Washi tapes before. They're absolutely beautiful and color and Design. I think my absolutely favorite swap just might be very top one which shows jewelry and skulls. Thank you!
Loved the postcard. Never heard of a magazine called Elephant though! Thanks we are having a lot of good golfing weather. Healing after operation and hoping to be back swinging the clubs at month end!
Comment: Hi Abby! Thank you for the cool postcard. I like the illustration, it's like a wide angle drawing. I've never been to Salem, but hearing you describe it now I want to go. Thanks again for the cool card!
Response: I liked that airplane sketch postcard too, there's something about people making art out of the mundane that I really love. Glad you liked it too :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty washi! I am in awe of this HUGE one that I have never seen the likes of before!! It's SO COOL and I have just the perfect use for it in my journal!!
Thank you again.. gorgeous!!
Summer here has been HOT and HUMID but today it's rather odd..it's 67 degrees and rainy... that is not the usual for this area at all! We usually have low 90s and super high humidity!!
Hope you are enjoying the last days of Summer! Fall is 'a comin' and I CAN'T WAIT!
Response: Glad you like the humongo washi :D I'm also looking forward to Fall, but I'm going to be swimming all weekend, so I need just a little more summer to get me through
Comment: Thanks so much! LOVE ALL of them!!!
Best washi swap ever - and I swap a lot of washi...
Response: Aww I'm so happy to hear you love them! I have a lot of tapes so I love picking out selections on a certain theme/ aesthetic and 20 samples is a lot to work with so I had fun with it. Anytime you want to do a private swap or if you need info on one of the tapes I sent shoot me a message :)
Comment: This washibow you made is absolutely beautiful! The colors are unique in my collection and will give me a lot more variation. My favorite is the multicolored line tape, its gorgeous! Ps. What is the tall piece of plastic you wrapped these on? I love how sturdy and the size!
Response: I got the plastic from aliexpress, I think it's meant for washi samples and I use them a lot myself for making samples I can take on the go. They're cheap too. The colored line tape is from the brand MT and I think I got it from washiwednesday or etsy
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I loved everything. There wasn't any postage on it, so I had to pay, but it was worth it for the great swap.
Response: Oh no, I've never had that happen before, I'm sorry you had to pay :( but I'm glad you liked what I sent you, I'll send you a lil something extra next time I'm partnered with you to make up for the postage ^_^
Comment: AHHHHHHHHH...I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Your envelope made my day. It was kind of like Santa's bag, awesome things just kept coming out of it. The PCs are beautiful. I've wanted one of the moon cards for a long time and the mermaid and Klimt are just perfect. Then the extras, it was like everything from my list...a phoenix, sloths, llamas, cats and lots of red 3s!!!! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile and making this a fabulous swap!!!!!
Response: Hehehe I'm so glad you liked it! Like I said, as I read your profile I kept thinking of things I had that were perfect, and I was in a mood to tinker with it so I just kept adding stuff. I'm glad I could brighten your day ^_^
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post cards and for the Dia delos Muertos post card. I am collecting Dia delos Muertos and so far I got 3 post cards of it. And I love them so much! Thank you helping me with my collection.
Response: Ah, you're so welcome! I love it when people are specific in their profiles about what they like collecting, it makes it so much easier for me to find things that they'll like!
Comment: Oh my god! This is one of those swaps I'm going to rate as I open it. I adore the inspiration piece!!!! Like, oh my god it's perfect! The focal points are amazing, the thread is unique and fun, the washi is perfect...just a fantastic kit! Thank you so much!
Response: Aww I'm so glad you liked it! I cut the inspiration piece out of a book of collected illustrations and I knew I had a bunch of other matching stuff so I had a great time curating it as a kit and I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: To be honest, if I could give you a higher rating or more hearts, then I so would! Thank you so much for such a lovely TAZ postcard, I love it to pieces! I love the added decoration on the back of the postcard, too! Thank you so much for joining the swap, it made me so happy! Thank you once again! Have a glorious day ^_^
Response: Magnus looked so jolly in that pic I knew I had to use it. Rustic hospitality everywhere! And I couldn't forget ol' Railsplitter on the back, hehe. Thanks for hosting this swap, it was super fun!!
Comment: WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? This is awesome! You made my day, it's like Christmas...OMG! Abby I love everything, really, I have starry eyes 🤩 right now, but the shipping was very expensive for you! It's too much! Btw you really know me! Seriously. Thank you thank you thank you! here extra hearts for you 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙
Comment: These are weird Washi samples, but I love them lol. They are a great addition to my collection! Your encouraging words are very much appreciated, today was a rough one. Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome! Glad my message gave you some encouragement, I always feel it never hurts to send positive messages out because you never know what struggles people are dealing with. Heck, even if you're not struggling it's good to hear that you're enough. 😊
Comment: Dear Abby, yes indeed, we have a lot in common and that is probably why your selection of washi´s is so far the greatest and most beautiful I have received... thank you so much, I love every one of them!!!
Response: You're so welcome, I'm glad you loved them! If you ever want to do another swap with me (I have tons more pretty washi & stationery waiting to be shared) just shoot me a message and we can set it up!
Comment: Thank you for these fabulous tapes! They are so different than what I have and what I would be able to find in Canada! I adore them and can’t wait to play.
Response: You're so welcome! Lol I didn't find most of those tapes in the US either, most I ordered from Taiwan or Japan--I love hunting for tapes made by independent artists, those tend to be my favorite designs 😁
Comment: I love them ALL! I have never even seen any of these! Here I thought I was a well rounded washi hoarder! HAHAH!! Thank you so much! YES the teal "LIFE" Washi is fab!!!!!! Hugs and have a happy Summer!! xx Gabi
Response: I aim to please! I also aim to spend all my money on washi tape >_< Glad you liked what I picked <3 swap soon!
Comment: Thank you for the B1A4 themed flip book! I've never actually seen a flip book before so I was definitely stunned by this! I loved all the little surprises inside of it like the washi samples hidden in the top pocket and the stickers and playlist in the side one! I especially enjoyed your commentary/thoughts on the the songs you typed onto the playlist and I 100% agree with you that "Our Summer" by TXT is a perfect summer song and that Dean's vocals are super smooth. Also, the handmade stamping you did on the back of it looks really cute! This swap was really special. Thank you!
Response: Hehe I'm so happy you liked it! I just followed a tutorial on youtube for the flipbook using an envelope and it was fun, I've never done one shaped like that before. If you ever want to do a private swap for flipbooks or something, hit me up!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and the awesome quote you shared with me. I needed to be reminded the little things are important, too. I often lose sight of that because my days are full of only little things most of the time. Thanks! ☺❤
Response: 👍You're welcome! Glad my mail brightened your day!
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely Halloween goodies. I also loved to read about Witch City. I didn't know that. So cool to live at such place. I love EVERYTHING about Halloween, even Washi Samples 😉 will have a good use for them 🕸🕷
Response: You're so welcome, thanks for hosting the swap!
Comment: What a treat when a swap partner really gets what kind of postcards I like & sends me an envelope full of them! (And a fun envie at that, with all your cool stampings.) Abby, your choices for this swap are all delightful. Thanks so much for the cards and the extra rubber stamped images.
Response: I aim to please! :3 Thanks for the sweet note, it's nice to get appreciative feedback when I put time into tailoring a swap for someone!
Comment: Hi Abby,
Thanks for the lovely sampling of Washi, I really like wider tapes too (I actually butchered the bobbins so I could fit some of my wider ones on 🤫). The note was great, I actually needed to hear that today so thank you.
Response: You're so welcome, glad you liked them! I'm glad my note helped pick you up ✌️
Comment: Thanks so much! I love the washi you sent. No duplicates from previous swaps, not that I would mind if there were since everything you’ve sent is so good!
Response: ^_^ so glad you love them Karen! If you run out of a certain one you love and want to do a private swap for another sample or if you want to know where I got a specific roll, just message me!
Comment: Thanks so much! I love that sumo guy, I used to buy the merchandise all the time when I lived in Japan. I even have a handkerchief with him on there haha. As for the book, I actually read it once and really loved it but I need to reread it because it's a lot to take in!
Response: Glad you liked it! Yeah I agree, I only read House of Leaves once and I remember it taking me forever to get through all the footnotes- not to mention the appendices and mirrored text!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi! Your "favorite" one is pretty cute. Funny how we never think we have enough then end up having oodles more! :p thank you for the extras and I really loved the 2 that you used on the envelope, especially the penguin one!!! 💜 (also the panda)
Response: Yay, glad you liked it! Happy swapping! If I'm your partner in a future swap I'll send you a sample of the penguin one :) Or if you want to do a private swap just message me!
Comment: Hi Abby! Great minds think alike, as I am also going to use a craft beer chunk when I send! Are you a craft beer person? I drink a few of them but find I cannot drink much of it - which is ok, right? LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: They have the best boxes for sure! I like craft beer okay, but I can't handle IPAs blech!
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap, the items you sent are delightful, a really well thought out envie of lovely things and yes if you ever wanted to swap again sometime. I would be more than happy to.
Comment: I love love love the postcard you sent! Homemade postcards are the best and the pen you used to write makes it looks so shiny and pretty. :D I am impressed that you carved a stamp, I didn't know that was possible to begin with, the more you know! Thank you for sharing the lovely quote, have an amazing day!