Comment: Thanks, these are one of my favorite kind of cards. I have quite a few but not this one. I used to have a trading partner in the UK and he would send me cards of marching military bands and such. My favorites of those were when the unit or band had an animal mascot, most of which were big white goats with massive horns. Have a great weekend. Rich
Comment: This card is so fashion forward and cool makes me want to go to the event tgey are going to what ever it is. Basically that means your card inspires me to make up a story and that makes this card so very much cooler than cool I love it thank you
Comment: I love the ATC with the owl and nest on the collaged background. Thanks for the swap and the great extras. We had green stamps also but they were S&H. The foreign language pages will be great to use in collages.
Comment: Oooh, you have a good reading list going. There are so many books on my TBR list that I hardly know where to begin! Thanks for sharing your list and the wonderful Shakespeare & Co. postcard. I love it!
Comment: What a wonderful mermaid postcard! I love how you decorated the written side too! Lovely stamping! I think I can finally say I'm tired of winter, too! It's still too cold in the mornings to not wear a sweater or light jacket. I'm ready to break out my spring and summer shoes! Take care!
Comment: Thank you. I love it! I'm going to put this one in my album. I love typewriters. I inherited one from my aunt when she passed years back. I hadn't gotten around to finding a tape for it. I think I will now. you have inspired me.
Comment: Oh boy did you hit all the high notes with this swap! Love the envie, love the typing and green ink! Swoon!!! The photos are so cool! I'm still learning mine and more are "no" than "yes" but then I come from a photography background and may be too fussy. Thanks for sharing everything!!!!
Comment: What a lovely picture on this card! So cute. Also I love that weather/date stamp, very unique. I wish I could play an instrument, that is so kind of you to volunteer your time and talent in such a way. Have a beautiful day!
Comment: This is really interesting and nicely done. Thank you and thank you as well for the cool seahorse stamped ATC. I'm a little surprised you don't sign the fronts of your artwork or even initial it.
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap. This is the most impressive swap I have ever received. I love the photos you sent along with the beautiful note and stickers. Thank you so much for very well thought out swap.
Comment: Love postage stamps, and love this ATC. Glad the USPS finally got around to bringing a pile of mail that they had been hoarding for me. I appreciate reading magazines with articles about preparing for the holidays after the holidays are pretty much over.
Comment: What a festive postcard! I love all the vintage Christmas stamps you used! I'm gonna have to start collecting some unused ones! Thanks so much! I had a peaceful Christmas day, with my kids while hubby worked during the day. Hope you had a great day also!
Comment: How beautiful with the lovely card and very cool stamps!!! THANK YOU! Happy Christmas to you and yours :):):) Edit: You sent me a second card and it was lovely and also had cool stamps :):):) Hope your holidays were grand :):):)
Comment: WOW - love all the elements to your ATC. The Japanese maple leaf is such a great addition. My cousin dries lots of leaves and flowers so I will have to raid her stash - great idea. Thanks also for all the wonderful world stamps and also for sending in a yellow envelope!!
Comment: Loved, loved, loved your postcard and stamp! Also loved your awesome penmanship and date/weather stamp. Very cool! Bonus when you don't cover the image by the postage stamp and just let it be. Thank you!!
Comment: Hi Amy. I got your postcard. It's so lovely. I love the colors a lot and your hand carved stamps. Are those your's or were they something you received from the first part of this swap? Anyway, the whole thing is lovely. Thank you.
Comment: Hi Amy. Thank you for your lovely Christmas card. I love your calligraphy and don't worry about the misspelling of my name (I once had someone call me Louse...) And thank you so much for using s many great stamps, especially the magic bunny! All the best, Louise
Comment: Thank you so much for this PC of Elizabeth Blackburn! I know exactly who she is, I've read her book "The Telomere Effect" and she is on the scientific board of the company I work with, Shaklee Corp! I didn't know she was on a postcard! :)
Sorry for the delay in rating, I have been traveling for the last month. Thanks again!
Comment: thank you for the cali momento (it's on my bulletin board now!) ... we know indeed that one election is not enough: gotta keep in the race for long term results!
have a wonderful holiday season ahead with more fun swapping!
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful ATC! I love the surprise behind the tombstone! Great Envie too! I bet it made the postmen look twice! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: How did your Greek meatballs turn out?
Comment: What a wonderful envelope full of joy you sent me! I love the ATC very much, especially the image of the moon and the way you have layered all the different pieces, wonderful! Thank you also for the Totoro card and washi tapes samples, the gorgeous envelope with pretty stamps and stunning calligraphy, I'm thrilled!
Comment: What a great ATC - I love the multiple layers and elements. The cool cat I've never seen the like before. Thank you for the 3 of hearts :) the FB :) the postage stamps :) and the YELLOW envelope :) !!
Comment: I may need that roasted chicken recipe! Thank you so much for the beautiful PC! Woke up to rain and a cool front this morning (56 degrees). So excited that I immediately ran around and opened all the windows to let out the stuffiness of summer. Happy Swapping!
Comment: This is so pretty. If I had to say my favorite shade of orange, this is exactly it. I love the art on both sides, and wow, carving your own stamps takes SERIOUS artistic talent. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard, and special thanks for not only completing the swap, but also sending a profile-based card! Also, your handwiring is so beautiful! I would love learning how to write like this! (it's rather drawing, so gorgeous)
Comment: Woooaaaaaah, thank you SOOOOOO much! <3 The vellum envelope is so pretty - and I can't believe you actually found me some mineralogy stamps! And all the other science-themed ones are great as well, you absolutely made my day!!! And wonderful ATC, such a cute robot! <3
Comment: Thank you soooo much for this wonderful envie that was so much more than a book themed postcard. I loved everything, you really made my day! And in our next swap I'll tell you all about how I got to live here. Go Gauchos! ;-)
Comment: The illustration is fascinating and so dreamy-- it must be an adolescent literature, I'm guessing. Or perhaps is it from a book of poetry. Thank you for sharing it with me! I enjoy something more unique than most of what I find to use for these swaps. Happy postcard swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the cool tomato polaroids! I should’ve sent a photo of my raspberry tree to my partner 😭 also, LOVED how you decorated the envelope! I don’t have an eye for creative decoration ); anyway, thanks again ~
Comment: I love the bookmarks. You only had to do one and you did two-Thank You. How clever of you to use the Tyvek envelope as material of the rose colored stamped one. The gold one is a great postal and french country collage esk one so profile based and laminated. You have fun handwriting and great stationery. What a great partner you are!!
Comment: Hello Amy,
Thank you for both postcards you sent me --one required for this swap and an additional one that you sent with your note and some more stamps for me. That was very kind to send the extra stamps. I will add some stamps to your postcard and send it along when a new swap is up..
Comment: Great washi, it's nice to be called "Gorgeous"!! Made my day! Love the way you used calligraphy for my address too! I'll take a grilled burger, save mine in a warm oven and I'll be there in a jiffy! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Amy! Love the CA PC. Having just gotten back from there, I sent CA PCs too! Wish I could live there like you do.. I think you are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful city :-). Thank you for the PC <3
Comment: Always a pleasure to see mail from you in my mailbox, Amy, so your Wonder Woman envie brought a smile to my face even before I saw the two great postcards you sent. The hut doorway in India looks like a photo I might have taken & the Nuba Man is a great introduction to Tibor Kalman. Thanks so much.
Comment: Hi, Amy, thank you for all of the fun goodies you shared with the used stamp chain pc! I was so surprised to see all the extras...loved the Jokers and the vintage blue chip stamps...how awesome! All of the extras will be put to good use. Thanks so much for your generosity. The Wonder Woman envie was awesome, too! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for this! for some reason, this showed up in my mailbox this weekend, despite the mid January postmark. Didn't mean to deprive you of the rating for 4 months, but it just arrived. How are the exercises in the drawing book coming?
Comment: Thank you for your letter, PC's and tag. I am on Naturally Slim and since 1/8/18 have lost 36 pounds. It is the easiest thing I've ever done. You can check it out online. The money you pay for the plan is definitely worth it because of all the money you save in food. I have type 2 diabetes and this week I will be able to get off all my meds including insulin.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful art. Resourcefulness wins every time! It's been a winter of learning for me, and the colors of your piece suggest a spring of growth, something that I am really looking forward to :). Glad that the funky flag is still flying! I took a picture of it and use it to identity "home" on my phone :)
Comment: Sorry I didnâ€™t rate earlier I was on vacation. I absolutely LOVE the Stamp slapped postcard with the Sunflower!!!!!! You did a awesome job! Must say one of my favorite mail pieces Iâ€™ve received! Thank you so much for reading my profile and making that for me!!! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ Hugs, Janeen
Comment: What a beautiful card that I received in the mailbox today. I love the style of card with the glitter to highlight buildings or whatever they want to highlight. I just think itâ€™s so pretty and they seem to be done on all the older PCâ€™S though but that even makes it nicer.
Thank you you for the card I am hoping to see our flowers bloom soon weâ€™ve had rain the other day and now itâ€™s nothing but ice out there which I hate trying to work on hopefully it will go away soon as well. I missing the flowers and I canâ€™t wait, hopefully very soon. Happy swapping
Comment: Lovely handwriting, great stamp and fun postcard, thanks! I haven't made New's Year's resolutions in, I don't even know how long, but I do think it's a necessity to have goals. I'm working on a couple of things that I started towards the end of the year. I hope you have a great 2018.
Comment: Dear Amy, I got your beautiful Christmas card with an owl today and thanks so much for the additional stuff: Christmas labels and the California pin-up card! I love it! Best wishes to you for 2018! PS: You have a beautiful handwriting!
Comment: I think I got the second card you sent as a first. I understand that you sent 2? I just recived the one with a cute owl. Anyway, thank you and Merry Christmas.
EDIT: I just recived the first pc from you. Thank you so much for sending 2. It really wasn't necessary. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for this very generous swap. I really like the stamps, and the ATCs are beautiful! What I don't get, though, is how it could have taken 2 months to arrive, having been sent airmail... but at long last it arrived :)
Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you so much! And Highway 101 is zoomie in Cali? I'm sure it's very different than what I am used to here!
I hope you have a wonderfully warm and safe Christmas and New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the PC of a Saunders painting, Amy. I'd love to see one "live". Always a pleasure to get mail from you. To see my name & address in your exquisite calligraphic hand is a treat in itself. Love that metallic ink!
Comment: Dear Amy, I love love, LOVE!!! what you have sent me! The Zine is so nice, the stamp(s) you've carved are great, the owls and wire are nice and the United Nations Hundertwasser stamps are very, very beautiful! Thnak you soooo much! I send you a countless number of hearts XO - Ellen
Comment: Fascinating postcard - I love it! Great carving. And I'm curious to know how you did the gold & green/blue elements. Is that a transfer foil or painted sticky stuff or ... ?? [PS our house is just around the corner from a 'destination' street, so we get lots of trick-or-treaters!]
Comment: I love the stamp you have that has a spot for you to select the weather and date! I also enjoy baking cookies. Thank you for the love card, I think it may end up on the wall of my office at work :)
Comment: Beautiful bookmark! Laminated even!! Thanks for The gorgeous extra pages as well! Hope you are away from any fires, Iâ€™m from GV and trying to keep track of friends and family there. Thanks again! â¤ï¸
Comment: Hi Amy, thanks for the beautiful card. I love it. ðŸ’• Sounds like you have a bet nice garden and green thumb. That's very cool. I tried doing gardening on my balcony a few times but always failed, probably because it's too hot out there.
Comment: OH my goodness, a chicken PC and some gorgeous Alice washi on the back. Thank you so much for such an incredibly special postcards! Oh, pulse let me not forget to mention how much I loved the stamps!!!!! â¤ï¸
Comment: OK dont laugh but I love your handwritting (even though I can barely read it), ok you can laugh, im laughing!! I really do like it! Hope you dont take offense :) I like your date stamp too, and the pc!! wish I could give more hearts on this one!! <3<3<3
Comment: Hi Amy, I love the cactus flower pc you sent! Thank you so much. Sounds lovely where you are. sob, I'm already missing the summer. Last Oct we set a record for rainfall. It rained everyday in Oct save for 5 days. Blessings of peace love light.
Comment: Aaaaaaaaaaaww! That was an amazing envelope. Inside and outside, too. I loved everything you have chosen for me and am so happy that I had you as a partner. Thank you so, so much. If you are interested in a private swap...please let me know. ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
Comment: Oh Amy! This little notebook that you made me is the most wonderful thing I have ever seen!!!! Each piece of ephemera is so carefully placed! I would give you a hundred hearts if I could! Thank you for making this swap so special!!!!
Comment: Isn't it wonderful when you can mash two things you love? That's great you found a stamp for your quote. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your interests with me. I had not heard that quote before. Thank you for all the extras, too.
Comment: Oh my goodness, Amy! Thank you so much for this fabulous swap! I love every single thing about it, from the mailing envelope down to the littlest decorative detail. Making a folder was so creative, and I just kept finding little presents hidden all over the place. I also love the ATC! My husband was a merchant marine when we met, so ships are special to us. I haven't heard that quote before, and I absolutely love it! It really speaks to my adventurous heart. :) I feel very lucky to be the recipient of this swap. Thank you again, and a shipload of hearts to you!
Comment: Oh my, dear Amy, this was such an amazing swap to receive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! The beautiful envie, all the paper goods, your beautiful caligraphy. You make swapbot a special place, thank you so much!
Comment: Lovely! This is my third and my favorite. I'm going to put them all up for a while but yours is likely to remain because it goes with my style the most. I like the way you left a border. Did you do that with washi tape?
Comment: OMG! What an awesome swap! Lucky lucky me!!!!!! Your envelope really really rocked! I've been using an atlas and some road maps for envelopes and mail art. I was so excited to see yours! The notebook made me smile. Thanks for everything. You went above and beyond!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard and stamps ðŸ˜‹ I hope you have seen Wonder Woman. It is so good and I want to go see it a second time. The Reading Woman is beautiful and makes me want to plan a trip to Boston to go see it in person. Your handwriting looks great btw. Have an awesome week, Nathan
Comment: Oh my gosh! I love everything! A beautiful ATC, and all the polar bears! I don't have a daiso here in NE, but I try to visit San Fran every few years so that I can go to Daiso! I stay in Japan Town and Daiso is in the part of the mall that is connected to the hotel I stay in..Hotel Kabuki. I LOVE Daiso. Was just there 3 weeks ago and got a Polar bear set! I love it, so cute. They didn't have the cut outs though... Those are fantastic! Thank you again for the ATC..what book was it? I couldn't read enough to tell! ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ
Comment: What a delightful ATC! I love all the images and words-stamps-just so much fun to look at! The envelope was happy mail-I should sew more on my envelopes-I sew a lot in my junk journals! Thanks for the extras-especially the postage stamps for my stamp collection! Thanks for sharing! Happy Bird Watching!
Comment: Wow! You went way above the swap requirements. Love your stamped baggies, which I might use as herb holders to put them under my pillow for better dreams. :) Love crocheted flowers, and buttons and words. Thank you so much.
Comment: Belated thank you, thank you for this delightful moment from Totoro -- my sister and I recently rewatched it, too :) I realized that I also haven't yet seen Ponyo or The Wind Rises, so I will have to check those out of the library. I also hope he "un-retires" ^_^ This one is going on my mood board â™¥
Comment: Thank you for all the cool vintage ephemera! I love vintage ephemera I just can't seem to get enough of it! Lol I loved your cool envelope too! Such a fun little package to receive. I really appreciate it!
Comment: This was a great swap and your gift confirmed it. Thank you so much for an amazing zine, never had one like this before. I am so honored to be its owner. Beautiful, beautiful Amy, thank you for teaching me a lovely example. I wish I could give you many â™¥â™¥â™¥s
Comment: Thank you for your lovely Easter card, the 'vintage' style in it was just beautiful!
Must say I admire your penmanship! Aaand that rubber stamp with the weather was amazing! Where have you gotten that? ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Amy, so sorry for the late rating! Thank you very much for the beautiful San Francisco and Redwood trees postcards, I love them both! My dream is to visit California, so these are perfect for my collection :) It must be magical to stand amongst the redwoods! I love your calligraphy writing on the envelope...so beautiful! Happy swapping :) xo
Comment: Hi Amy :-) . . . I really love how your ATC turned out. The stamp you chose seems to be an excellent match for the mermaid holding the mirror to her face. My postage stamp ATC for this swap was also my first one, so I know what a search it is to find a good match. Thanks for sending a lovely ATC!
Comment: Hi Amy :-) . . . I love the ATC you sent! The idea of a Space Circus gets my imagination going in many directions. It's lovely and so is your card. Thanks very much. And I really like the images on the envelope too. Are all 3 images from the same collection? Would you tell me the name of the stamp collection? I'd love to look up more of the images.
Comment: I love your exciting news - and the fact that my profile brought it on! I'm so glad you could get the book - I think you'll love it, but there are a few surprises - almost right out of the door! Harkness is in the process of writing more about the Clairmonts, as well as helping put out a television program of A Discovery of Witches! Can't wait! Thanks, too, for the lovely cutouts! Have fun reading!
Comment: Oh thank you for the lovely quote you sent me.. I had never heard it before! And the added extras were a lovely surprise too-thank you, very kind. Did you make the envelope yourself?-it was a beauty!
Comment: Hi Amy, thank you for the "the mermaid" PC. The stamps are lovely and the caligraphy is very beautiful. Happy swapping. Blessings and have much joy. The snowbells are blooming here and I'm waiting for the first crocus :)
Comment: What a card you sent me!!! I just LOoooove it so much. I understand now the real meaning of mixed media!!! Beautiful, ethereal as I love, magical... THANK YOU SO MUCH for a fantastic handmade Postcard!!!
Comment: Amy, I received this swap today, and am totally blown away by it! Such pretty and unique stamps, and almost twice as many as required...wonderfully magical ephemera... and all of it enclosed in the most gorgeously artistic envelope! You truly deserve at least 3 hearts for this. Thank you so much. You made my day! I even put the envelope into my journal for today. ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–
Comment: Wow, oh wow, oh WOW! Thank you so much for the incredible journal - I love it so much. The "junk" is wonderful, from the bat cover to the glittery owl and postcards and book pages. I wish I could give you a dozen hearts! Yay!!!
Comment: Your envie of delights arrived Christmas eve & what a perfect Christmas present. Not only an Indian elephant, but a vintage Indian card as well plus the profile -perfect B&W photos, savings stamps & Spanish comic page.Wow! Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Amy.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard and all the pretties on the back. Super lovely vintage stamps, but man the post office ripped one off. Oh well so pretty! Love that cute rubber stamp! Merry Christmas too! Omg, thats a Cavallini card! Ya know, I was studying the front and I just thought maybe...........it was! Awesome company! Hardly ever get these and when I do, woo hoo! Pretty calligraphy too!
Comment: Ohmygoshhhhh -- Love that Paris envelope! - Loveloveloveeeeeee all the Fantastic Randomness!!! Thank you Thank you - Amazing! - You deserve bunches more hearts than this!! Merry Christmas to you! Thank you so much.
Comment: Your beautiful envelope filled with outstanding delights made me say, "luv this" over and over. Many thanks for making this swap so profile-based and memorable, Amy. Hearts and hugs coming now...jinanne
Comment: Hi Amy, I absolutely loved the aerogramme you sent, loved reading your letter and the stamps are delightful! Many hearts to you. I will keep an eye out for vintage ones(aerogrammes) for you .Happy swapping have joy :)xx
Comment: Loved the pc - my blood is at least 1/2 coffee! You inspired me to try carving larger - up until then my stamps have been 2x2" but I tried to mostly fill up my pc and didn't do too bad! So thanks!! ðŸ’—
Comment: Fantastic! I love the stamp that you created, and I loved the 2 very different ways that it was used. I never would have thought of using the star sticker sheet in that way, very Wonder Woman resourceful :) Thanks for participating and for a really cool set of art works!
Comment: Amazing envelope, love it so much. I actually taught a community class on Ghandi this spring, so super special! And the stamp selection is amazing, love the range of colors and images! There were some real gems, christmas stamps among them. Thanks so much!
Comment: Amy, your gorgeous envelope classed up my mailbox- that lovely copper ink glinted in the sun so pretty and made me feel as though I am filled with exclamation points. I can't stop smiling...your calligraphy is quite striking, I drank in all the words as if they were a fine wine, savoring each letterform and every stroke of your oblique pen. The extra tags you tucked in sweetened the whole deal. Thank you for making my day!
Comment: Nice to see your beautiful handwriting in my mailbox. It's been a while. Thank you for the elephant educational chart card ( I love that series & elephants are a favorite) & for the delightful postage stamps as well.
Comment: My goodness, Amy, what a package of delight! Let's start withthe envelope, because that was the swap brief. Beautiful lettering with the steel dip-nib, delivered fresh by rocket post! And, oh, the stamps! The Buckminster-Fuller is amazing, but they are all simply gorgeous. Thank you for choosing these themes especially for me. Now the contents, which are technically incidental to the swap. More stamps: merganser, Einstein, energy conservation, Shakespeare and telegraphy. All exactly to my taste. A postage-paid postcard of the USA from 1972 and three lovely little warblers. Then some very interesting savings stamps and two beautiful ex-libris plates. It is all just lovely. Thank you very much! Yours, Sonia (Su_May)
Comment: Hi Amy. That is such a cute card! Thank you so much. You're so talented. I'm more of a dive right in gal but I do like sitting on the edge and soaking my feet to cool off. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Comment: Love the anticipatory swimmer! I am always to glad when I take that leap!! Such a great perspective and great PC - including your carvings on the back too!! Thanks for joining in the swap - always great to share mail with you. :D
Comment: Thanks for the nice little package of colorful stamps and mini envelopes! Wow, your second little package came today., I thought it was a mistake but thank you for sending me that nice little gift, love it all and the way you decorate your envelopes!! xox
Comment: What a beautiful envelope (I too decorated my envelope in a mail theme), all the items are definitely to my liking and I look forward to using them. The tiny envelopes are my fave! Did you make or purchase them? If it's the latter, do you mind telling me where you bought them? Also, I enjoyed reading your letter. It must be beautiful where you live! I too grow a garden and so far I've been getting quite a few cucumbers. I hope your garden will be very productive. :) Thanks for such a nice swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Maxfield Parrish (my first card of his work! I love his Stars, which my school used once as poster art for Cavalli's La Callisto opera :) card, checker washi, and gorgeous vintage postage -- I also love stamps but moreso to use than keep :) I haven't been to a stamp show yet but look forward to going soon! (eBay is my friend, haha, for stamp acquisitions.) Have a good weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the fun stickers and ATC! I absolutely love hand carved stamps (I do a bit of carving myself) so I always enjoy seeing what other people carve. I correspond with a few comicbook lovers who are going to enjoy seeing wonder woman on their envelopes ^-^
Comment: I absolutely love the postcard you made, thank you! You did an amazing job on the stamps (love the detail and workmanship) and postcard. Oh and the stamps are wonderful too- I had not seen, and of course didn't have, the 50th Anniversary U.S. Mail Service stamp. Thank you, again!
Comment: Such a lovely shaped envelope and stamps ðŸ’™ Such a lovely zine and note ðŸ’œ Such lovely colored binder clips â¤ï¸ðŸ’š Great swap, thank you. --I just unfolded your envelope to put it in my scrap book. It's a true piece of origami-art!
Comment: Your zine style is fabulous! One of my favorite zines I have received in a long time. Definitely going to go into my zine archive collection! Would love to see more zines from you. The handmade envie and owl Cavallini notecard were extra awesome, too! Many hearts to you!!!
Comment: Hi Amy! Your zine is awesome! So colorful and nicely done - I enjoyed reading through it. And O.M.G. the extra clown things are amazing, thank you so much. The envelope clown is going up on my art wall. You are a talented carver!
Comment: Hi Amy! I received your sweet envelope yesterday...thank you for beautiful pieces inside, I love both of the envelopes and the butterfly tag! Thank you also for the washi samples...I don't have any of those and I look forward to using them soon!
Comment: Thank you for the card - FYI, it took me awhile to figure out which swap your card was for because you did not indicate the swap name anywhere and I was in over a dozen Valentine card swaps. But I finally figured it out.
Comment: Very cool ATC! Thank you so much. I really like the carving you came up with. I just couldn't get inspired but you obviously had no trouble! Yes, an otter would be cute. Thanks again and happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Amy! I received your Whimsy Pocket today and it is super adorable! I was curious about how to make one of these, so I'm glad you sent yours on the early side! At least I know now that I am on the right track with my idea for my partner! :-) Thank you so much for the very thoughtfully made pocket. I love that you told the story of how you found the blue linen. It's a wonderful way to re-use an old tablecloth! :-) I adore the velveteen flowers with their gemstone, pearl, and sequined centers. I also will enjoy the tags, stickers, and washi that you sent along. Many hearts to you! Your envelope was fabulous, too! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Comment: Amy, Hello again ðŸ˜Š. Love the stamp you used with the weather, day of the week, and date. I've never seen one like that. Best of luck with your New Year's Resolution! Hope to swap with you again! ðŸŒðŸ“¬ðŸ’Œ
Comment: Happy New Year to you too and thank you for the wonderful postcard!
Awesome book recommendation which will be added to my to read pile and could possibly be added to one of the many reading challenges I have signed up to this year!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package. The envelope was beautiful and I love the colors of everything: the stickers, envelope seals and the washi samples. The gift tags are quite adorable as well. Have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi Amy! What a lovely Christmas pc even if I now have glitter all over me! LOL! My husband teases it is stripper dust when I go crafting and come home with it on!! LOL! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy swapping! ;)
Comment: I seriously love it :D The curved corners and the paint colours and the scratches and the collaged bird and the phrase you made and the beautiful stamps and fabric 'post card' tab! Thank you! :D I'm so happy I made this swap now!
Comment: Well that is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen. AND all the goodies tucked into the pages (the vintage Christmas stamps and seals sent me over the moon, I'll love using the little labels, the book page ATC is perfect, the cancelled stamps in front are awesome (some very special ones in there!), even the little stamped envelopes the stamps are in are fun! But the book itself... I love it!!! Thank you! I gotta make some of these!
Comment: Omgosh what a wonderful mix of paper and stamps! The funky couple is AWESOME! And I cant figure out what you used on the bird to make it slick and glossy. An eye? So cool. I love to feel and listen to the paper. Mmmm. ))) THANK YOU!!! It just roCks! x
Comment: I totally got down with the Soul Train dancers! They lifted my spirits up with their incredible coolness... Thanks so much for making it possible for me to chill out listening to my favorite funky music and read about George Clinton, etc :)
Comment: This was a lovely envie of neat circus fun. I was so sad that half the bottom of the envie was ripped open. I hope nothing was lost...them dang postal machines can wreak havoc sometimes. Thank you :-)
Comment: I cannot Thank You enough for yet another amazing little package!!! I cannot get over all of the beautiful stamps you sent me! Thank you so much! I was so excited to receive this yesterday that I made a collage with a lot of what you sent and I love it!!! Thank you very very kindly :)
Comment: Thank you for the package of surprises. I hope you are having a good day. I finally finished opening all the surprises you sent and I love everything. Thank you again for the wonderful surprises. <3
Comment: Amy!!! You are amazing!!! I cannot thank you enough for the gorgeous stamps and beautiful sheet music!!! I create collages and I cannot wait to use the beautiful stamps and surprises you kindly sent me! I also have a "someday art stash" and am so grateful you shared some of your treasures with me!!! Thank you!!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting post card. I loved the stamps and your note about your roses. We too moved into a house in October then had to wait a long time to see what plantings came up and what color the flowers were. I hope you get a good surprise =o)
Comment: Wow Amy! I love everything! That envelope is gorgeous, I didn't want to open it :) Your seahorse carved stamp is fabulous. You must have a lot of patience for that! The tree ATC is perfect! :)Thank you so much for a great swap and Happy Valentines Day :)
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the nice zine and letter! :) I enjoyed reading it! :)
I can recommend Morocco especially! I've also been to Istanbul which is really a lovely city, but Morocco was more special since the culture is much more different from ours.
I also play music! Piano, recorder and guitar. Right now I learn guitar, piano and recorder I studied when I was younger. :)
Thank you also for sending the Chinese envelopes! They are lovely and your envelope is awesome! Thanks for everything! :)
Comment: Hi Amy. I was thrilled to get your zine today - my very first! I loved the prints and the ephemera, too. I could write all kinds of things, but I'll save that for a letter which I'll write by the end of the week. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the print! It's super cute! I have done a few linocuts. They're fun as Heck! Oh my cool stamps too! At first I was kinda bummed that my partners were in the US because I don't have many foreign stamps but you've made my day! Thank you for your generosity!
Comment: Cute, cute card!! Fantastic 'extra' - LOVE the rusty key & the Paris tag - both will go on my inspiration board. Thank you, thank you!!!
Sorry for the late rating - I loved this swap so that cards would come closer to Christmas, but then also the crunch came!
I am very grateful for your heartfelt mail!
Comment: I am so sorry for rating this so late. I have been taking a long break from swapbot because I was preparing for my wedding. It was over now and I am back on swap bot. Thank you for your swap. I love everything you sent me. I am sending you a private message to see if you are interested for a private swap :)
Comment: How FABULOUS! I loved the embossed envelope! Was it all one stamp, or did you combine different stamps for it? Loved everything you included, and it was super timely because I just watched Gravit recently so I actually knew what a Soyuz was. ;) thank you again for a creative swap!
Comment: You are amazingly talented!! Thank you so much for the wonderful images, doing more than required, and a completely awesome envie!! I hope we get a chance to swap again! (PS - smiled when I saw your addie - I'm from Grass Valley!)
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Comment: Oh good grief... Cleaning off my desk and THERES YOUR SWAP!!! Argh! I apologize, and thank you! You do great work! I'm so impressed with your carvings. And i loved the super cool extras, very thoughtful. Thank you and again I'm very sorry i didn't rate immediately!!
Comment: Thanks for a great swap, Amy. Loved your SA map envie. I've traveled in Colombia, Venezuela & Peru & dream about the countries further south. The handmade papers & postcard are perfect choices for me & I enjoyed your beautifully hand-decorated letter. Good luck with the Arabic. I admire your moxie!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and creative envie and I just love the hand carved stamp ATC! I have recently chosen a charity-sale book with a Renaissance angel on the cover by an author I've enjoyed as well (A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell). Currently I am totally absorbed by Hugh Howey's "Wool" . Thanks again :0)
Comment: Hi Amy- you are such a fantastic stamp carving artist! WOW! Thank you so much for the awesome rabbit and labels. I too wasn't sure about the kraft/bling combo (love kraft paper, not so much "bling"), I think it definitely works here- your singing mail is adorable. I'm just starting to carve stamps, it's fun but a bit frustrating. Are you just using the speedyball carver thingie? I just realized yesterday the white carving block is far inferior to the pink, what a crumbly mess! Any tips for a newbie?
Comment: Thank you for your great colourful envie of rubber stamps and the swap. I appreciate the message you sent. The other swap sent is fantastic. I miss using rubber stamps, and your black-and-white one is suberb with the cool playing card. Too bad the postal clerk used pen to mark off the nice stamps used. The Christmas stamps are great. I'm in swap euphoria - whew!
Comment: Hi Eclectonote! Thank you so much for the very cool postcard! Love the pieces you chose and how you put them together. I think getting to the market and the library constitutes a workout so ... you're good! Ha ha ha! XOXO
Comment: thanks for the nice Lake Tahoe post card , didn't have one of those , I have been there and seen it . It is a beautiful Lake , clear blue water. we also went to the Pondarosa when we was there and also road the Steam engine the kids loved it and we did too. thanks for nice assortment of stamps too
Comment: Hi Amy! Thank you for your wonderful airmail envie and all the lovely goodies inside! My baby twins got into my mail stash and threw some stuff around, but I'm pretty sure you sent me some cool postcards and some cute stickers!? Thanks again!
Comment: I always love seeing you in the mail -the silver embossed stamps were awesome -so pretty with the blue postage :D Thank you for the lovely year of the horse envies (very cool) and the squirrely bag that I went ape over! Ha ha. Wish I could've been at the Ex Postal Facto event -sounds like an amazing time. Hope you're enjoying the start of Spring over there -Take Care :D
Comment: I was so excited to see your original envie in my mailbox! LOVE the homemade plague doctor stamp. You have mad talent, dear! Did you use acrylic paint to stamp with? If not, you have to tell me what kind of ink you used. Love the shiny texture of it. Can't wait to get these glued down! The moons are gorgeous....LOVE the Chinese New Year envie. That will be put to use ....EEEEEmmediately. Thanks for sending mail art and goodies that are really me! You took the time to read my profile and I kiss you for it! Until we swap again, my dear! PS: I can't wait for Sunday nights to watch a new episode of HBO's "Looking" which was filmed in San Francisco. What a beautiful city that is, will all of the steep hills. Thanks for the ephemera from there too!
Comment: Wow. Thank you so much! I've recently thought about carving my own rubber stamps. I love your designs. They're amazing! ;-) Thanks also for the German book pages. How awesome to now have crochet instructions in German! I love it! <3 You really made my day!
Comment: Thank you so much Amy! I'm pretty sure all of those stamps are new to my collection, love them all! I was just in San Fran for the holidays actually and love all the boba tea in Chinatown:) The circus themed goodies are so neat, thank you so much for everything♥
Comment: Thanks for the terrific card, Amy. The coffee print reminds me of a wood block print my brother made for a coffee shop,c. 1960's, (that unfortunately I couldn't find to use for my card!). Wonderful UN coffee stamp too. Sadly, some crazed US Postal System worker saw fit to slash through your beautiful vintage postage stamps with a broad black marker--but don't get me started... I must be in need of a cup of Cosmic Perfection!
Comment: Oh my goodness! Two 46 cent make my day surprises! How did you make the holder for the stamps? Loved all the different packaging ideas. You are first rate when it comes to making my day! A thousand thanks! Thanks for sending me the directions! You are THE BEST!
Comment: What a clever atc. I never would have thought of using that closure. Thank you for reading my profile and sending extra goodies. I would love to carve stamps, and have all the supplies to do so, just haven't the nerve to start one yet. Wonder Woman was my comic hero when I was young. Anyway, thank you for a great swap.
Comment: Your writing is like poetry! I loved reading this letter, especially the details of your home~ It was great to hear about your routines (I also have nail polish scattered around my desk and work area). Thanks so much for an awesome letter!
Comment: Hi Amy, I must be having a bad case of "dumb"... I didn't realize till just now that you were the same Amy D. that I know so well from the Consortium... I love your little fox!
And I really like all the stamps for this SB swap, and of course I love the PC... what could be better... a train
Hope you survived the snow!
Comment: Hey Amy! -thanks for using such wonderful Christmas postage! â™¥â™¥â™¥ Always love seeing your carved images and thank you for the lovely foiled bits (will be perfect embellishments for some scrap ornaments I've thinking of making). Hope you're staying warm and enjoying the snow while it lasts :D
Comment: Wow- I am so amazed at the stamps you put on the envelope... where did you find them, I would live to get some for future swaps. And the pages you included are just what I have been looking for! Thanks so much!
Comment: I loved loved loved everything you sent me! The Sleepy Hollow stamp is awesome and it's going straight into my collection. And I have never seen a hexagon envelope - it got to me just fine and looks beautiful, thank you ever so much, this made my week!
Comment: Thank you for the Peace and Love cover, the first day issue and the stamped image. I am so impressed with the image. I have hand carved two stamp - one a chevron and the other my first name - neither very hard. Yours is fabulous.
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for everything! You are a stamp goddess, I'm serious. I have been wanting one of the Einstein stamps for over a year and you sent me 2! You clearly read my profile to know I'm into science, space, and astronomy. Your hand carved stamp ATCs are great! I'm adding them directly to my collection. I will even keep the envelope for the awesome rainbow sparkle Rocket Post stamp. THANK YOU!!!
Comment: I LOVED your bicycling haiku and the bicycle PC too :) I'm not quite like the "dare devil" cyclist that's pictured on the air mail stamp - LOL! P.S. Nice vintage stamps - I love to use them too.
Comment: Hi Amy, Thank you for the very nice US cover. Your carved prancing bunny is just exquisite! UN stamps are some of my favorites too. I am looking forward to the next issue of UN Indigenous Peoples in October.
Comment: Thanks for the elephant carving envie....very cute & interesting. I absolutely ADORE the vintage asian almanac papers you included! â™¥â™¥â™¥ Thanks for making me sqweeee with happy after an extreemly long, hard day at work!
Comment: Thank you very much for this wonderful swap! You picked some AWESOME vintage stamps - I love them! Especially love the energy conservation one :) Your rubber stamp art is great! And thanks for your nice long note and explanation of the UN postage - I ADORED the UN postage and the little folder paper thing which was housing it. What fun! I really appreciate it. It was so interesting :) Thank you again!
Comment: First things first, your hand carved stamps are amazing. What detail you have placed in them and what fun, mail animals! I also love my ATC made from your finest crap, pretty awesome. Are the stamps some of your work? Love them both. You need to sell them if you don't already. Super fun swap. Loved it all. Thank you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for your mail. I loved everything you sent to me, you made my horrible day into a much better day.
I really love the technic you are using, I have never seen it before. Is there is an option to buy this rubber for stamps in the internet? I would love to try in myself!
If I could give more than 5+ heart, you would give.
I'm still so excited!
By the way, I put the fishes picture in a frame and I can't stop looking at it :)
Comment: Hey Amy! So happy to see your mail come!! Your stamps are so great -I loved them, and the cards you sent were just my style (I think my husband and I drove over the Bay Bridge in a horrible rain storm once...hard to say for certain -could hardly see anyrhing...super stressfull...almost as bad as some of our snow storms, ha ha ;P ). The lovely calligraphy envelope popped open enroute, but hopefully got lost. Thanks so much!
Comment: Omg thank you so much for the stamps!!! I just started collecting postage from all my mail the last few months so that was an amazing addition!!! If you are interested in maybe doing a private swap with me, I'd be willing to trade anything I got for awesome stamps of yours :-D
Comment: There are not enough hearts in the world for what I got in the mail today. The mail art and ATC were amazing on their own, but the stamps and propaganda sticker were too much! Thank you for everything - it made my day :)
Comment: Thank you very very very much for your awesome ephemera!!!!! I really love all of them! :) I really love your old tickets, postage stamps and more!!!!!! Thank you for using amazing postage stamps on your envelope!!!! I'm very glad to partner of you!!!
Comment: I enjoyed your fun, very creative mail art + awesome extras you sent me! I adore the sweet little envelopes and UN stamps! Thanks too for the PC of your hometown - San Fran! :) You made my day!
Comment: I got your lovely envie today. I really enjoyed your note too (I love your handwriting too!) - so fun to receive a swap from so near. All the little treasures within were all so beautiful - thank you!
Comment: Wow!! A letter from home!!! Thank you so much!!! I was born in Auburn and raised in Grass Valley. I also carve stamps. Sounds like we have a lot in common! Thank you so much for everything in the envelope!!!!!!
Comment: Dear friend Amy, your letter has arrived and I have to say you have sent me far far more than I could imagine to receive in this swap! Thanks a for using so beautiful envelope and iconic stamps on it! Inside of your letter more surprises! Thanks a lot! A huge hug from Brazil!
Comment: Thanks so much for the great letter, ATCs and stamps! I really enjoyed reading about your thoughts on stamps and how you come by your collection. I'm especially excited about the UN stamps as those are the first I've had from there! I hope you have a great week!
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card, beautiful stamps!! I am really rouched by your mail!! I will write you back soon, I really like to be penpalls with you!!! I will send you some stamps from Holland with my letter!! Have warm and nice holidays!!! Many greetings Patricia
Comment: OH MY GOSH AMY!!!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY SWAP STUFF!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! If I could give you 18 hearts, I totally would! This is one of the best packages I have ever received. I truly love each piece. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for the PC, Amy! I went to San Fran when I was little but don't remember much of the trip. I have a friend that is working there.. I should make it a point to go visit him just so I can visit! Thanks for the PC!
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely pc! How fun for you that you use to club in San Francisco and now work there! LOL! Sounds like a great city that I need to visit sometime! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Amy, Thanks for the cool penquin ATC and for those wonderful old Everglades stamps. Wish I could find more. Also loved your stamp-bedecked envie. I like mail that's fun even before you open it!
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun envelope! For getting your feet wet, you sure have it together. I LOVE the stamps that you carved. For some reason, I am really intimidated to try that. This was a great envelope...it's hard to pick a favorite...the green stamps, the rivet page, and the language page are all up there!
Comment: Wow! You are on the ball! I'm still in the process of making mine. I love, love, love the ATC! You did a super job. Where did you get the postage stamp cut out? I would really like to have a set of those. I really like the way you tied it all in with the page from the book! Thank you so much! And I love the extra goodies, too.
Response: Hello, thanks for the kind words. I'm really glad you liked the ATC. The postage stamp is from a set of Wonderland Post rubber stamps from Rubberstamp Ave. They sell them as a set with other Alice stamps, and they sell them individually, too. Have fun!
Comment: What can I say... I want to give you 20 red hearts! I love my two post cards!!! LOVE THEM! Wow, I feel very spoiled and just loving it... You are very creative, sweet, and thoughtful~ Many blessings to you! Thank You~
Comment: Got your pretty card today :) Thanks a lot!!
I was wondering, how much postage you put on it, because it arrived with only 22 cents and it was not cancelled. I figure, one stamp may have fallen off. Just curious... Thanks again :))
Response: Hi, yes, a stamp must have fallen off. I sent it with four, maybe five of them. At least the post office didn't hold on to the card until you ponied up the dime!
Comment: hello & big thanks for the very classy
postage stamp card with great vintage
stamps ... good start on swap-bot: hope
your exchanges are more than
satsifying & you make the most
of summer season outside!!