Comment: Hi Laura! Awww, your ATC is so darn cute! I Love love love it! It definitely brings Spring to my mind. I loved the note you included in the letter. I have lost my art of writing letters to people, and your note made me feel so happy and actually cared for that I am taking heed and making a good effort to do this from now on. I've forgotten how much I love the written word. I hope you have a fabulous summer there in Vegas!!! We are both about to hit the HOT HOT season! It's been raining cats and dogs here in Fort Worth though this year. I can't say I don't love it! Cheers!!!
Comment: thank you for the adventurous view ... we actually
drove past a paragliding site at Tiger Mountain yesterday, so
it will remind me of that! yes, already june = prepare for sun [& smoke :( ] season
Comment: What a beautiful card and for you to send it to me is a blessing! Thank you. It's been a particularly hard day so your words were perfectly timed! I have this precious angel where I can see it!
Response: I'm so glad this card was uplifting to you Kathy!! I hope she brings you joy for a long time!!
Comment: Hi Laura, Thanks for the altered puzzle piece, cute idea to use a chain to connect them. Thanks also for the paper samples and napkins for decoupage. I love the butterfly one and the one with flowers. Looking forward to using those. Happy Spring!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard. I am not a Big Red fan, but I totally agree with you about the popcorn. A walking taco sounds amazing - perfect for the warmer weather and outdoor gatherings. Thanks for sharing this idea. 😀💕
Comment: Thank you so very much for the frun hugh mix! Hay, I'd like to have the rest of those moons. lol That hugh, multi colour button cracks me. What about that earring? REminds of something you'd see in Alice in Wonderland with that heart. Again thank you so much.
Response: Glad you were happy with it all Miss Kitty!! Thanks again for a fun swap and the rating and heart!!
Comment: I swear I think I sent you this one, unless you remember getting it from a store. I live that I got one of my hometown!!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: oh my goodness Tess, you very well could have sent me that one!!! I read your profile and saw that you love Houston and I had a Houston pc and thought this is perfect!!! LOL!! Glad you like it!!! Thanks for the rating and heart!!! <3
Comment: I have found some of those painted rocks and it is fun to see how they travel around on FB. There is one quilted rock that has been sectioned off and each finder does one spot and then rehides it.
Comment: I like the dog sitting on the wall on one of the postcards. He look as if he's done something he wasn't supposed to. LOL. When I saw the PC with the Hummus recipe I chuckled b/c I have that same one in my stash and was planning to use it in a journal. Now I have two, one I can use and one I can keep. Thanks a bunch. I do like them all though.
Comment: love, love the shaped card....thank you....I really enjoyed reading about your Christmas memory...thanks for sharing...had to look up the candy, have not had that before...looks yummy!....have a happy new year!!!
Comment: Thank you so much, for the awesome swap I
Your jar was beautiful! I absolutely love that you made my day. The ATC kits that you sent me are my favorite! I always buy them from the your ATC store online and I haven't been able to for quite a while so I'm so excited to put those together thank you so much for such a great swap your kindness is greatly appreciated happy holidays to you and your loved ones.
Response: Tammy, I'm so glad you were happy with the jar!! I LOVE Your ATC Store and the little kits...I shop there about twice a year, mostly to buy the kits!! Merry Christmas to you as well!! Laura
Comment: Wow! thank you for the PC & goodies :) Isn't it great finding those gems at the thrift stores? ! We enjoy it :) We do get the aurora quite often through the winter months. Only bad part about seeing them is it's usually really cold because the sky has to be clear to see them...Thank you again for the goodies :)
Comment: Hi Laura! Apologies for rating so late, life has been really busy as of late- especially now that school is back on track! Anyhow, thank you sooo much for the beautiful Christmas card!! I love the decorations you included on the envelope itself, the nutcracker and gingerbread-man stickers have to be my favorite; too cute! Haha I hope this new year brings you countless blessings! Happy swapping!! :)
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely adorable Christmas card!! The decoration on the envelope is too cute, and the holiday wishes are sweet :) I hope your holidays are wonderfully spent with your friends and family!
Comment: Hah! What a funny Christmas card! Love it! Thanks for the postcard and the compliment on my ATCs! I love cross-stitching for ATCs! Sometimes just a little detail, sometimes the whole thing, then I iron it onto cardstock. Holiday wishes to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas card. I am so happy that you will be spending the holiday with your family. I think that is awesome and such a blessing. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful bag of goodness! I love it all and was so ready for some new Halloween crafting items. It will hold me over another week lol! I just adore the spider bag as well as the fabulous treat bags. Great swap! Hugs, Mona
Response: Glad you happy with it all Mona!! I just love the treat bags too...thinking of doing a paper bag album with them!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: I received my swap today, Friday, April 21, 2017. All I can say is O-M-Geee!!! I LOVE everything you sent me. The prima wood charms are too cute! Love those Sizzix stuff u sent...whoo-hooo! Thank you sooooo much! You definitely went above and beyond. Super Awesome Swapper !!! I wish I can give u tons of hearts ...Thanks again Laura !!!
Response: I'm so glad you loved everything!! Thank you for your patience and the awesome rating and comments!!
Comment: Greetings, thank you for the darling Valentine's. I miss the old school Valentine boxs too. Such a little Valentine can give such a big smile to the receiver. What's not to love?
Thank you again,
Comment: Thank you for the colorful Sully and Boo card, adorable bat sticker, and for sharing your favorite Disney films :) I love "Once Upon a Dream," too, as well as the style of those early Disney films. Happy November <3
Comment: Hi Laura! Thank you for the cute Halloween-themed 3LP you sent for October! All the images are really sweet and I love the little poem beneath the owls. My absolute favorite element, though, has to be M A G I C spelled out in little typewriter-looking stickers! I also loved the skull punchie inside the flower--really clever. Beautiful work . . . and much appreciated!
Comment: Hi Laura! Your lovely PC of Las Vegas all glittery with the moon in the background was stunning! Thank you so much! You are much to kind for the nice message that you wrote on the back of your card. I think that we should talk. WE DO have a lot in common! Hehehe! Read your profile too! Enjoyed it and felt i have a snapshot of who you are in the world! Marvelous human being! Be well! Have a beautiful day!
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the card! My niece like it :3
I like her cards to be un used as much as possible . She loves Disney and next month we are planning to go to Disneyland and it's her and her brothers first time being there :3 I can't wait to see their faces light up!! â˜ºï¸ Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the colorful Roman Holiday card, Laura -- I just watched Trumbo for the first time and was tickled to pick out local locations used (including The Joy Theater, where the screening of RH occurred in the movie ^_^) I also wish we could take sabbaticals in autumn/winter to make nad be and enjoy! Happy Tuesday <3
Comment: Thanks for the coffee postcard. I was laughing out loud at your message. How old is your daughter?
Response: I'm glad you got a laugh out of that....I actually googled funny postcard messages and found a whole bunch of them for this swap!! My daughters are 19 & 35....they don't want Cinderella parties anymore!!! LOL!!! Thank you for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the great Vivien Leigh/Robert Taylor (I still need to watch Waterloo Bridge :) and hilarious quote -- so true! I don't know if it's because I am a musician, or if the acoustics have to do with it, but I get annoyed that I can hear everything in my kitchen from my seat in the living room, but my family claims to be unable to hear anything in the living room from the kitchen :p
Comment: Oh Laura--I really loved all the GREAT goodies you sent me (the beautiful napkin, fab postcards--AWESOME SAUCE!) and I can't wait to use them in my journal!!!! Thank you so much for everything, and if you ever wanna do a private swap just let me know!! hugs, teresa
Comment: Hi Laura! Thanks for the lovely posties you sent for this swap. My favorite is the kitties crawling on the starch boxes. . . love it! Love the whale, too, especially since it has a deckle-edge.
Comment: Thank you for all the nice and pretty cards you sent me. I love them!ðŸ˜€ sometime just received a nice quality swap, I can see how much people care and put a thought in to a swap.Thanks again.
Comment: Love all the cards - especially the two old ladies driving! I'm going to send that to my cousin since we have been on many road trips together and this will be us in future -I hope! Thank you so much!
Comment: The postcard was amazing Laura! You are right i did and am getting a kick out of it! Yes right away i knew that it was the Statue of Liberty's hand and had to check myself because i didnt know it was shown at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia! I love learning new things everyday! Will treasure this Laura! Thank you so much!
Response: I am so happy that you appreciated the card that much!!! You are so very welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: i am really liking this envelope filled with great paper "stuff" the brown textured paper and the playing cards are terrific...the paper samples are great I can use it all..i am even going to use the green checkered inside of the envelope! thank you so much for your generosity
Comment: Oh my gosh! My son loves Sedona. Thank you So much for the fantastic postcards - I absolutely Love them all! Ohhh - lol - I'm sorry I put you through the hassle of trying to find pc's with no writing on the front ! - but - You did great! Thanks again for everything! - You live in Vegas ?? -- I'm jealous - Lucky you! Happy day to you.
Comment: This was a great pocket letter! Thank you so much for making it for me. I agree, it was difficult getting started! Even so, it was fun! The letter you included is so informative and made everything sound so fun. We had a restaurant, in Chicago, called Ed Debevic's. It was like your Dick's.
Response: Thank you so much for your praise!! We had Ed's in Phx, years ago, when I lived there...I had totally forgotten what a fun place it was!! thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the pc's ;)
I have that same set and actually sent out one of the ones you sent me blank haha.. I can't seem to keep them if they are blank I don't know why ;). Have a wonderful week!
Comment: â™¥ WOW. Your mixture of elements just works so well. I always appreciate a bit of bling in whatever form. Thank you for the lovely addition to my rainbow. (Hope everything came out okay with your grandson. My 1st grandchild is due Wed.)
Response: Thank you so much for your praise!! My grandson was 8lb, 3oz and 20" long....12 hr wait at the hospital...quite worth it!! Congrats to you too on your 1st!!! Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: Hi Laura! Thanks for the great pc! How awesome on your win! I do love the cheaper slot machines although most of the time I am not sure how to figure out the game! LOL! I need a beginners class - LOL! Do the 'locals' get upset when us tourists visit their places? If not, I might have to get info from you if we decided to visit again sometime! LOL! We have been twice, and last time stayed at the Golden Nugget - really enjoyed Fremont Street! Best wishes on your winnings! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: that's the fun of the cheaper machines vicky...you figure them out as you go!! lol!! We love to see tourists in the local casinos we go to...they get so excited over a $5 win!!! It's fun for us!! again...LOL!!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the Portland Head Light postcard. It is on my bucket list to go inside a lighthouse. I was told you have a better chance of becoming President than winning the lottery. We had a pool at work, but none of our 70 chances won anything. There was a million dollar winner here in Tulsa, but I have not heard who that person it. Would like to know if I'm related to them. Ha, ha!
Comment: This is a great swap! I did enjoy making the ATCs and now am enjoying all the details you found and put into your ATCs. The one with the cabin is really pretty, but I like what you did with the cookies, ugly sweater and the ribbons that you cut out and used for trim. Thank you for all the effort you put into this.
Response: You are very welcome...it was alot of fun for me to do!! So glad you appreciated it!!
Comment: Love the christmas angel with the snowman towel clever way to mail it too
Response: Glad you liked it Sheri!! Also glad the bag worked, first time I've tried that! Now that I know it does, I'll have to use that more often...I know I rendered the bag useless with all the tape, but I thought it made a really cute mailer! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for a really neat pocket letter. Loved the playing cards & the media you used on the front to alter them was really neat.Happy Holidays to you & your family.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it Tammy!! I had alot of fun making that one, torn mulberry paper is one of my favorite things to use on ATCs!! Thank you for the heart!! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!!
Comment: Thank you. I'm looking forward to opening then and will try hard to do it as planned... But sometimes I'm like a child with no patience lol.
Response: You are welcome Cherri! I feel the same way....I've had mine for a week and so far I'm being good...but don't know if it will last!! I feel like once I open one, it's all over with...I'll have to do them all!!
Comment: Hi Laura! Wow sounds like a busy fun-filled day! I love when I can spend the day with family - no grand babies yet, but someday!! I bet your granddaughter is a wonderful little scrapbooker, they are so creative and not hung up on perfect as adults are at times! Wishing you and yours all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: you are so right Vicky...she has no preconceived notion of what she should be doing, so she just does!! It's awesome and I have to watch myself so I don't say "no, baby, don't put that there!!" She got accepted into the afterschool art program and is so excited!! Thank you for the heart and hugs!!
Comment: The card is beautiful! Thank you for the great card and nice note too. I was born and lived until I was 11 at White City, not too far from Salina. I am hoping to go to Kansas next summer to see cousins and memories.
Comment: Enjoyed the postcard! Not sure where you are writing from but sounds like weather has been on the warm side for you folks. Cool off and enjoy your fall, and if all else fails go get yourself a nice, fat, Carmel Laden Apple
Response: writing from Las Vegas!...where it's still in the 90's!!
Comment: Fun postcard! Unfortunately I didn't get to see the Lunar Eclipse. My daughter and I got to see the moon rise/Supermoon and she got some nice photos but within a half hour clouds and rain moved in and are still here 2 days later! :(
Comment: Hi there, Laura! Thank you so much for the ATC! I'm so excited for when our pocket letters are done and what it'll look like. Also, thank you so much for the extra stickers. How fun! Have a great day! <3
I love the BBW but it took me awhile to find the swap. I couldn't find a note to the name of the swap. I thank you very much!!! Wow Post Office was not fair to you. Check out flat rate boxes. They double charged you, I love the scent very much...and the way you wrapped it was adorable. Thanks so much
Response: I sent your Birthday card separate Patti...wouldn't fit in the box!! I usually print my own postage at my office...but my machine is broke! I haven't figured out why they get you for so much more at their office than if you just read their guidelines online and figure it out for yourself!! I'm so glad you liked that scent!! It's one of my favorites and it was purple to match your decor!!
Comment: Laura - I love this card, looks really yummy! I will have to try this recipe soon. You're right, everyone always finds my address amusing!! When I tell it over the telephone, they always laugh. Once, I was a witness to an accident in another state and the cop wouldn't even take me seriously when I was spelling it out for him :-p I'm glad my town makes you smile... did you know it's famous for its live mermaid shows (no, really!).
Comment: Thanks for the big box of thoughtfully chosen items. I must say I really like that pen which is just the color I wish my car were. And thanks for the letter --I can well imagine you are ready for summer to end. It's end here and that's actaully nice too.
Comment: Thank you!! We've had some hot weather and some of it muggy with the Hurricanes down in Baja, but I can probably safely say it hasn't been as hot as where you are. The flower postcard is pretty. :)
Comment: I got your package Laura. Thank you so much!! I love the card. Thank you so much for thinking of Jaci and including a special delivery for her. I am excited to put together a card using the kits you included. So thoughtful!!
Comment: Oh, my goodness!! Thank you so much for the beautiful "Snow Fairy"!!! I love the color combo - your Christmas tree must be fabulous. Of course I LOVE the Paris ATC kit. What an amazing partner you are.
Comment: Hi Laura!
Wow . . . I think we are swap-bot sisters! Your parcel was just amazing--and wrapped so beautifully--I couldn't get over it! That was before I got to all the amazing goodies inside ;+) I am CRAZY for those tiny little flowers and ribbon--and all those sweet little buttons! I do, indeed, love cats--just like the button says! Thank for taking the time to make the package so special and so much fun to open! I loved it!
Comment: Well my Las Vegas friend, you have outdone yourself with this great Bag of Blue goodies, thank you so very much. It was chock full of such fun blue treats from ephemera, fibers, buttons, tags, cards, even a polka dot feather! Love it all, thank you again...maybe we will meet some day!
Comment: Thank you so much!! Can't wait to open them on Friday!!
Response: You have more stamina than me!! I opened mine the minute I got it!!! lol!! ..but then my birthday's not till the end of the month! Have a wonderful day tomorrow! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Hi Laura! Yikes, funny but scary! LOL! Summer has been good, it has gone really quick and the last two weeks have been hotter than heck, so we are also looking forward to fall, winter, not so much! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Even though this was postmarked 1 day late, it was such a beautiful postcard I just couldn't rate a 3! Thank you for the interesting facts and the beautiful PC! It's one of the most beautiful ones I've ever received!
Comment: Laura, really enjoyed reading your answers! And I do hope there is a turnaround for your granddaughter -- Good Luck! Thanks for a very nice swap! PS -- I will come visit you in your "dream" beach house anytime!
Comment: Hello Laura,
Thank you for the 4 large cards and 1 gift card you sent me for this swap. I like the variety in theme, color, and size. I'd enjoy swapping with you again. I look forward to adding these to my notecard collection and using them in the near future.
Response: Glad you liked them Barb!! You are welcome and thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: INSTANT HEART! Wow! Thank you. I love the postcard and the very dramatic vacation you had! Thank you for saying hello to Paul! Very kind of you! Made his day. The dolphin sticker was great! Thank you for everything!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!! I'm glad Paul saw the hello! You are very welcome...fun swap, wasn't it??
Comment: Laura.....I LOVE the puzzle you sent me! It's absolutely beautiful!! The colors are magnificent and I can't wait to hang it in my craft room .... I will e-mail you a picture of mine as you've requested....We will definitely do this swap again! I think that everyone who participated enjoyed it...Thanks again and many many hearts to you! <3 <3 <3
Response: I am so thrilled you liked it Barb!!! Just saw yours...awesome!!! going to take some ideas for my next one from yours!! Thank you for sending it to me!! Very, very enjoyable swap!!! Can't wait for the next one!!
Comment: I really like the Red/Red hat ATC you made. I so enjoy the Red Hatters here in WI. The atc was perfect, Thank you so much. Have a great day, Carol
Response: You are very welcome Carol...I was thrilled when I read your profile and you mentioned the Red Hatters....I've that those embellishments for a while and knew I'd found the perfect way to use them finally!!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Laura, thank you for the sparkly postcard and cool circus stamp! I love Vegas and will be there next week! Happy Swapping! :) Leanne (virgoleanne)
Response: You are very welcome Leanne!! Thank you for the 5 and the heart!! I hope you have a great time while you're here!!...Weather isn't bad for a change...low 100's for now and a little humid...but great compared to normal!!! :0)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. We've only been in the 90's here, can't imagine 115. I've been to Topeka & Salina a long time ago. My sister & I hope to take a trip down memory lane in Kansas this fall or next spring.Thanks again for the card and the nice note too.
Comment: Yes I dabble in everything, Love the old movies. I love the ATC you sent to me, but was there a gem or something on the front of the dress? Well it was in a million pieces all over the place. I cleaned it up and put the atc in a new sleeve. Thank you and i love the spirograph design on the card, maybe I will dig out my old spirograph and make some Atc's with it. Thanks for the idea.
Comment: Hi Laura! Thanks so much for the beautiful sunset postcard. My comparison would be the sun setting on a corn or hay field, lol Grew up in the country ~ miss it so much. Thanks again ~ Best Wishes, Judy
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. Loved the Ansel Adams card and the Bellagio card. The last 2 times we visited there we had a timeshare at the Jockey Club and our unit was on the west end of the 5th floor and we could watch the dancing waters display out our windows.
Comment: Best board I have seen in a LONG time! Loved, loved, loved it! So many wonderful pins to repin too. Thank you for joining my swap and swapping with me.
Response: Thank you Ellie!! It is one of the first boards I did & I love pinning to it!! It gives me so many ideas for my yard....one's that I've actually used!! thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Hi Laura! Thanks for the glittery Las Vegas postcard! I grew up in L.A., so I've always considered Vegas as my home away from home then; even now, I can remember how to get to the strip by memory from the 15-N! Iowa is definitely a quieter place in where you get to appreciate the simple and greener life. But if you ever run out of stuff to see here, Chicago is only a short drive away. Just like I tell my friends in L.A. - it's just like driving to Vegas. ;)
Comment: I love the selection! I LOVE glittery Vegas cards!! I never heard of Circus Circus, it looks awesome, and I had fun figuring out the Magic Eye one too :)
Response: Circus Circus is probably one of the oldest, still original casinos on the strip!! They have actual circus acts daily and a great little theme park, The Adventuredome, on property! I'm so glad you liked them! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Laura I received my ATC today and it is beautiful. I like how you combined different elements together and made them look like they belonged together. The card you enclosed was very nice and I especially like that the proceeds go to a good cause. Hope we swap again sometime. Pat
Response: Thank you so much Pat...I'm glad you liked it!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Holy Guacamoley! Pretty cool package Mz. Laura! I love your idea... I can use it as a journal & still use other parts of it to do other things. The extras were the bomb! I can't give you enough hearts. Thank you SO much. I hope your received journal was as exceptional. â™¥â™¡â™¥â™¡â™¥â™¡â™¥
Response: Thank you for the kind words, rating and hearts!! You are very welcome...it was really fun to put together for you and I'm so glad you liked it!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I just love it and I also really enjoyed your interesting note on the card. Sorry about rating late, but I didn't have internet access for a few days, and then I have been going to the hospital to visit with Mom and then, going to help Dad at home while she is not there. Thanks again, and Happy Swapping, Laura! :)
Comment: Hahaha! Thank you for the laughs and the novel it was fabulous :) we were watching a movie at the time and we said yeah we must pause and read haha very funny. Glad you made it up and down the stairs very well. Happy 2014! Thanks for the card too!
Response: I have to say that was fun to do...ONCE!!...LOL!! Still haven't touched tequila again!! Glad you guys enjoyed it!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Hi Laura I received my package today and loved it. You should receive three hearts alone for the colour of the dish towels - how did you know my kitchen was red and white. The cookies look good - I will try them this Christmas. Thanks again and I hope we swap again sometime. Pat
Response: I'm so glad I chose the right color for you Pat!! You are very welcome!! Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Hi Laura! I loved your board!!! I've only seen snow once about 16 years ago. The weather man said it might snow this year! I sure hope so, but when my sister comes home from college. I would hate for her to miss it. My favorite pin was the Bled Island surrounded by BLed Lake! That is a breathtaking photo. It must look lovely to see it in person.
Comment: Thank you for sharing this lovely board!
I really loved having a look at all the lovely pictures and loved learning more about you :)
Thanks for hosting!! I am really addicted to Pinterest swaps ^^
Comment: This was a great topic to pin on! What great history, land marks, and foods too! I enjoyed your board. I signed up for your "this is me " swap too. I can't wait to see the results.:-)
Comment: Hi Laura! Yes, we have been partners for a few swaps already. Haha, you know I did end up following your board. It was easier than pinning everything. lol. Have an awesome Thanksgiving!! :-) Thanks for sharing too!
Comment: Oh, very nice board and found some things to re-pin....Thank you so much for joining my swap...You are correct, I love to stay busy, learn new things, enjoy life...keeps me out of trouble..lol :)
Response: Thank you Jean...glad you found some things for your boards!! thank you for the swap, the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Hi Laura! Thank you for hosting this swap! It was fun! And thank you for sharing your board. It's nice to know something a lil more about our fellow Swap-Botters. I too want to play Elf on the Shelf, but I have no kids and live with my parents and siblings and I know for a fact they won't play with me. If only there was a way we can play together. lol. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the swap! I have thoroughly enjoyed the boards I've seen so far!...it is awesome to know a little more about each other!! hmmm, will have to figure out a way for us to play with the Elf!! :0) You have a terrifice Thanksgiving and Christmas also!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Nice PC of Las Vegas - perfect with the glittery look. I haven't been to Nevada. I love mountain viewing trips when I head west - while a nice small town life - Illinois is as flat as it gets - lol. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Take care, Annette
Response: Hope all is well with you and your family Annette and you weren't in the path of any of the storms yesterday! I'm glad you liked the PC...Happy Thanksgiving to you also!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: GREAT tea board!!! I loved the huge red tea pot in China, the stacked tea pots, the quote about the teapot singing, tea pot gas station, and many others which I repined:-)
Thank you for sharing.
Response: You are welcome Ellie! Glad you found some good ones to repin!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: princess and the pea miniature bed fairy tale craft was my favorite pin from your board. I repined several others bc I loved the art worked. I think that the illustrations in a book are as important as the story. Great board. thanx, ellie
Response: I had never heard of Kinuko Y Craft before this swap...her artwork is amazing!!! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: You did an absolutely beautiful job on your first ever Julie Nutting doll stamp swap!! I hope you will join future swaps. Thanks so much! :)
Response: Thank you so much Kimberley!! That means alot coming from you, the swap host!! I joined the Christmas one too...can't wait to get started on them! I'm so glad you liked her...thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Awesome board! I agree with you about the nature's natural mandalas. Isn't is something to be looking at a mandala and not even realize what you are looking at. I just them!. Thanx for sharing your board. it was a treat.
Response: Thank you Ellie...great swap idea!! I just love the Pinterest swaps...quick and fun! Glad you liked my board & thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: What a great card you sent! I have not seen the $100 bills. Being on social security means not having tons of money! I loved reading your profile. For some reason, it made me happy. I have gotten interested in making mandalas. I find that it is almost like meditating. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: Thank you for the kind comments on my profile Mary!! I've been looking at the mandalas too...don't know about making them, but they would be fun to color...not sure I'm talented enough to tackle making one!! Glad you liked the pc's..thank you very much for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thanks for the LV postcard. My daughter lives there. I've sent these out but never received one. Yes, I did read Gone Girl. Kinda depressing, no?
Response: I'm still reading it now...on the computer..which is why it's taking me so long...gonna have to go to the library to get the hard copy!! You're welcome for the pc!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Love the Vegas card!. I have cruised to Alaska twice. Want to do the Canada cruise that you did. Have been to Vegas 4 times! Would love to go back! I sailed on the Grand Princess last year. Thanks!!
Response: The Grand Princess is amazing, isn't it?? Not that I have anything else to compare it to...but it brought tears to my eyes when I saw it!! Fall was the best time for the Canada cruise with all the leaves turning...beautiful everywhere!!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for the spectacular postcard! By far one of the best ones I've seen/received! Absolutely ADORE it!!! Love the note and sticker too! <3 :D We haven't gotten snow yet but it's getting there...I'm dreading it lol
Response: I had a feeling you would really like that one!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your board :D I really want to taste the Marshmallow ones :p
Response: You're welcome!! I love the marshmallow pumpkins!!..Every holiday has something made out of that marshmallow stuff....all started with Peeps at Easter time!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable postcard and wish note! I totally want to do that too! The cooler weather (and especially snow) makes me want to stay inside and craft! And the more and more I deal with people, the more and more I just want to bake cupcakes for a living lol Thank you again for this awesome addition to my collection!
Response: You are very welcome!..so glad you liked it!! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Thumbs up to a week at least of crafting/baking for us both!! <3
Comment: Huge Board. I enjoyed viewing all your pins. I can tell that you enjoyed pinning them too. I liked the crocheted afghan, pull sting toys, and painted spoon ornaments. But the absolute favorite is the sock money ones!!! I love sock monkeys. Thank you so much for sharing this great board.
Happy Fall Blessings, ellie
Response: Thank you Ellie for your wonderful comments!!...yes, I did enjoy putting that one together! I LOVE Pinterest and what you can do with it!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Great swap. I love how you read my profile and customized the envelope just for me. I am really happy when people can read and embrace Mary sauter. I strive to be the woman she is a true inspiration. You and your popcorn! Loved reading through your responses. It was like sitting talking to an old friend. We have a ton in common. Thanks so much.
Response: You're welcome!!..it was a fun swap to do! I answered all while eating popcorn!! LOL!! Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Loved this! Thank you for the extra fiber papers! I use them, too. I don't know where I got them but my supply is almost gone and I love the colors you sent! Thank you!!
Response: You're welcome! I thought the girl and the lady in the stamp looked alike!! Glad you liked it! I got those papers at the dollar store several years ago...bought tons of them!! Glad you will use them!!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the lovely latter. I do like it, it's quirky. I'm glad you like Epic, rise of the Guardian and although not entirely as sweet but still nice Hop. The candy factory scene is amazing.
Response: You're welcome...I'm so glad you liked it!! I've not seen Hop..I'll have to pick it up!! Thanx for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you so much! My fav is the Vegas glitter one! :) And to answer your question, no, I do not trade all my cards, LOL I have several collections. When I travel, which is often, I buy 400-500 cards on trips. Gives me quite a stash, :) Hugs
Response: Wow!! That's alot of cards!!! LOL!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you! Are you from Las Vegas? I am from small town life so I think I would be amazed if I ever went somewhere like LV :)
Response: You're Welcome!! No Jennifer, I'm originally from Phoenix...but I have lived here 23 1/2 years now...I have always wanted to live the small town life! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Hello Laura,
Thank you for your wonderful ATC of Nevada that you created for me for this swap. It is a nice representation of Nevada. The ATC will be a great addition to my ATC Collection. Thank you also for the collection of tissue paper you sent along for me to use on future ATC projects.
Response: You're very welcome Barb..I had a lot of fun making those!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I keep all of my cards and notes too! I can't imagine getting rid of them! I do have a pinterest account, but I've only logged in once. Maybe I'll give it another shot. I prefer craftgawker (check it out!) and tumblr. Thank you for the funny rattlesnake card... I'll be sure to steer clear of any that may be wagging their tails... haha!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!! Thanx for the tip on Craftgawker...I could spend an afternoon there no problem!!!
Comment: Hello Laura- Thank you so much for the lovely big and sparkly postcard of Las Vegas. I really love it! There looks like a ton of stuff to see and do in Las Vegas. I'll have to get myself there. Best wishes, Debbie
Response: You are welcome...thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the reminder of days gone by...especially arriving on the day when all my friends (who are still working) returned to their classrooms! We have been to Nevada multiple times... love Vegas!
Response: You are very welcome!! Glad the timing was so great!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: What a funny, cute "cactus banditos "card - thanks so much! :oP
As for the "excitement" thing, I've done that too, and because you did, I now have a new favorite raccoon card - thanks for that too! :oD That adorable little guy deserves a space on my kitchen wall, and I think he's going to be there for a very long time. ;o)
And your mom's a homegirl - yea for your mom!!! :oP
Response: I'm so glad you liked the raccoon especially!!..on your kitchen wall..I'm honored! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard. I have not been to Vegas, although my husband has been numerous times. Hopefully one day I will be able to make the trip. It sounds like a great place to have some fun. Have a great day! Lei
Response: You're welcome Lei...thank you for the rating and the heart! Hope you make it out here too..it can be alot of fun!
Comment: Hello Laura,
Thank you for the 3 postcards you sent for the Postcard-Pick-me-Up # 11 Swap. The postcard from Las Vegas I have been to a couple of times. The Magic Eye postcard fits my love of puzzles. I will enjoy adding these postcards to my collection. Happy Postcard Swapping!!!
Comment: Oooo shiny!!! Dazzling!!! Thank you for the fantastic PC of Vegas!!! Yes, I have been there a couple of times- I am not much into gambling at all, but LOVE the shows! I got to see a performance of Celine Dion once- it was great beyond words. I would love to go back and see Cirque Du Soleil performance, but their ticket seems to be always sold out... LOL yes, I am totally addicted to Swap Bot, cannot *BELIEVE* I have done almost 100 swaps in a month. Most are simple PC swaps, but still...
Response: But still.....that's ALOT!! lol!!! Glad you liked the PC...thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thanks for the great PCs! I love the Cabela's one! I miss that store! I'm glad that I am easy to pick out PCs for. Id like to think these swaps should be fun, but sometimes its stressful trying to please picky people. Totally understand that! Thanks again! :)
Response: I'm glad you liked them!..We always go to Cabela's when we're in Phx..such an awesome store! Thanx for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Thanks! What a gorgeous postcard of lightning!!! I've seen some amazing Arizona lightning postcards...I lived in southern Nevada for 3 years and the lightning storms took some getting used to (and I'm a huge weather buff lol) :)
Response: I loved that card too!! Glad you enjoyed it! I love thunder/lightning storms..especially when followed by rain!! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: An AWESOME package with the best variety of cards + a postcard to add to my personal collection (so thoughtful). The handwritten note was a lovely touch too. A really sincere, personalized package.
Response: I'm so glad you were happy with everything!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: I love the selection you sent-great fodder for my bookmarks and other swaps-I love when there are words printed on the ribbon too! Thanks for being a great partner in this swap and happy swapping to you too!
Response: You're very welcome...so glad you liked everything!! Thank you for the kind words, rating and heart!!
Comment: Laura...Thank you for the wonderful package you put together for me :) I really appreciate all the profile specific items you sent!! Did you make the fabric items? (They are beautiful!) ...The birdhouse with sunflowers is a fave and the metal rooster is on display in my kitchen :) I really appreciate the handcrafted ATC . You are a super swap partner!!!...Charlene
Response: I'm so glad you were happy with everything! That was a fun swap to put together!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great pc, loved the glitter on it! You got so into my world you forgot to put the swap name on it :-p the pictures of my tattoos are on there, they're deceiving cause they're so good that they look like a painting!
Response: LOL!!! I'm sorry!!...I'll have to go back and look again! I'm glad you liked the pc!!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: This postcard from Vegas is fabulous! I have never been to vegas but I really want to go someday. I first joined swapbot in 2006, I quit for awhile after my son was in the hospital it was too hard to make sure my swaps go out. But he is stable now and I have all summer off to play. Thank you for the birthday wishes :) 43 years old and i have no idea how i got here
Response: You are welcome...just don't come now...it's kind of a descent into Hades!! Thank you for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Thank you for sending the postcards! I love them! I really enjoyed getting one from Cabela's, one from Nevada and the other one that looks a little vintage-y from Old Mill at Cedar Lake. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome..thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: It's amazing the things you find you have in common when you read a profile that is full of info. Thank you for taking the time to read it. If you like PCs you definitely have to see a lenticular PC.
Response: Yes it is!! Thank you very much for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Loved the pc .. so woodsy, cozy, and love the vintage look. .. Yes, I've had the broccoli salad at Sweet Tomatoes .. even saw a recipe on FB for it. And yes, I've met my penpal of 51 years 3x when he's been in the States. I used to have a very large collection of rocks and crystals but gave most of them away when I moved from Illinois to Florida. My partner Jeff has a large collection of minerals which are spread throughout our apartment. I have one beach stone in particular I keep with me that fits perfectly in the palm of my hand and which is my "lodestone". I really want to start collecting quartz crystals again but have no room for them, or money :-( Oh well, there's always photos I can take and keep on my phone to look at, right? Happy swapping!
(The Violet Gypsy)
Response: Thank you for the rating and answering all my questions Jennifer!!..make the broccoli salad...it's really close!!
Comment: These are awesome! I don't have ANY from Las Vegas, before, so thank you! I have an album now specifically for the larger cards - still 6"x6", but I tilt it on its side (so all the large cards are in one place) but it is beautiful! It's the only one that actually has the Las Vegas Welcome sign in it, I love it! I also like how there's glitter embedded in the Mirage/volcano/dolphin card, and that you also sent cards from Reno and the Valley of Fire! Thank you! Have you ever visited Rick Harrison's Pawn Shop from "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel? I have a GIANT 'reverse cougar crush on him! (I'm 24.) The historical artifacts he holds and talks about are fascinating! And he's SO intelligent about everything (of course you would have to be) I'm such a history geek! LOL Have you ever been to the Hoover Dam? I would love to visit out west some time! :D
Response: Thank you for the rating, heart AND the enthusiastic letter above!!!
I'm so glad you didn't have any Vegas cards...they only make so many styles and if you've been in PC swaps long enough, you're bound to have a few!! No, I've not been to the Pawn Stars shop...been by it...and there's usually a line around the building to get in!! I do religiously watch the show though! LOL....I think Rick is a very good looking, smart man too!! I've been over the dam and walked the dam...never taken the tour that takes you under/inside it....that would freak me out!! Now we have a giant bridge that spans the dam to get to AZ....really, really high, but you don't even know that you're on it with the way it was constructed!! I'm so glad you liked all your cards and thanx again for the heart rating!!
Comment: Thanks so much. Loved your letter and the owl pc. I will write back soon.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart!..that was a fun letter to write, trying to assume you knew me already! Thank goodness I had an interesting couple of weeks to go with!! Glad you liked the owl pc!!
Comment: Extremely nice package arrived today! Although a senders choice swap this swapper checked my profile and sent several items specific to my likes! Also a beautiful hand written note. Thank you so much!
Response: You are so welcome!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Thank you Laura!! The gifts were great. The journal is something I've looked at before wondering if I had it in me to fill it in. The cookie cutters are going to come in handy and the candles and sea glass will help me remember our Maine vacation.
Response: You are very welcome Ruth, Happy Birthday again!! You were fun to shop for...I had alot of ideas from your profile!! Glad you enjoyed your gifts.
Thanx for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the Blue Mesa PC! I got to visit the Petrified Forest when I was about 5 or 6, but I don't have a PC from there, so thank you! I DO love kid stuff, probably why I want to teach children! I did see Inkheart the movie but have not read the books. I'll have to add Labrynth to my list of movies to see. It was a rainy day, so I just read The Giver by Lois Lowry, I loved it! I reccommend it. Thanks so much for the PC and your note!
Response: You are very welcome, glad I picked a card that meant something to you!! I will add The Giver to my list of books to read. Thanx for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the card from Fremont St. I have not been to that part of Vegas yet but here that the light show is really great. Iris Folding is really fun. I use a lot of my wrapping paper to do it. I also like Queen Latifa's movies and Last Holiday is really a great one.
Response: You are welcome, thanx for the rating! One day I'll try the Iris Folding..it is beautiful!!
Comment: Thank you for such a thoughtful and personal postcard. You asked if a miniature horse is the same as a Shetland pony. No, they're different. If you go to my Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/picturesbyann you'll see some pictures of the miniature horse (Hoss) and pony (Bailey). Both are 3 1/2 years old and adopted from the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation. Thanks again for the postcard!
Response: You are welcome, thanx for the rating and the heart. I checked out your flickr site.. awesome pictures and beautiful girls!!
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap and for sending the great casino pc! What a view!!! As far as your message...I was a fan of Roberts but what the heck was he thinking coming back and being so cocky this season? He deserved to be sent home this time. As far as the polka music goes... Thanks to grandparents I heard too much when I was younger (and went to too many Oktoberfests) and I still can't tolerate it. I cringe when I hear an accordion. lol
Response: You are welcome Jen, thanx for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Laura, what an extra special pkg! I received 14 envies, large and small, yesterday and yours made me Smile :) The cute windchimes and then I discovered the DVD. Nice! Thanks so much. Smilin', M
Response: You are so welcome...Glad you enjoyed everything, thank you for the rating and the heart! :0) Laura
Comment: Loved all the cards you sent; my favorite is the one is the pink card with the owl :) Thanks also for the listing of the bed and breakfast books. I have never tried Alibris before but will definitely look into it; right now I've been getting many of my books from paperbackswap.
Response: You are very welcome..hope you didn't have it already! Glad you enjoyed all the cards! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Laura
Comment: Laura, thanks for the beautiful view. I tend to get obsessed with things when I first discover them, hence my doing all those swaps! Now that it's not new anymore I shall be slowing down. :) I have to agree with you about the Thrift Stores, it's amazing what you can find sometimes. Have fun with your Dotees and Fairies!
Response: Thank you for the wishes, rating and the heart!! Take care and don't slow down too much!! Laura :0)
Comment: Thanks for yummy marinade - it will get used up very very soon! I appreciate the serving suggestions and recipe that you included. Also thank for all of the notecards - it was very kind of you and I just loved the kitten cards!!
Comment: Las Vegas is definately on my places to go. My bf suggested that we get married there before the big fancy Catholic wedding, so maybe I'll be out there soon. Yes, I have extreme tests in music, I can't help it!
Comment: I've always thought the same thing about Libra's. I work for a Large Landscape company here in AZ Have you heard of Creative Environments??? We have a allot in commen LOL. My BF is a Libra too!!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard and note. I was married to my husband the first time in Las Vegas. No, I have not make angels out of buttons. I did make a spool doll with buttons for arms and legs. You are right, I am so busy with swap bot. I love scrapbooking also. So I enter some of those swaps. It does keep you busy. Happy swapping. Hugs - Linda
Comment: Hi Laura, Thank you for the awesome Las Vegas postcard, reading my profile and for the great letter you wrote on back of the postcard. Gonna PM you in a minute so I can talk more. Smiles and Best Wishes, Sandy Popa in Washington state
Comment: Thank you so much for such a wonderful package, Laura! I love everything! Haha and yes, that really is my name (by marriage)!! We opted not to find out the gender of our baby, I'm so impatient now and can't wait for the surprise! Thanks again :)
Response: Ebony.. You are so very welcome,I am so glad you liked everything! How cool about your name!! "Surprise" is the way to go when you are pregnant as far as I'm concerned...it's part of the fun!! I wish you the healthiest of babies!! Take care, Laura
Comment: I wanted to give you a "5" anyway, because you took the time to tell me of your recent death that you had been dealing with; my father in law just had his 95th b'day, and we feel really blessed to still have him with us..God Bless you and your family...
Yes, my family and I watch CHef Ramsey every Thursday, and if we miss it, we watch it on the internet...Thank you again for sending your beautiful Arizona card...My third one, but they are all different!!!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and your kind words, they are much appreciated. Enjoy being with and learning from your Father in Law every minute you are able, you are a very blessed family to have him in your lives! I'm glad you enjoyed the postcard, Take care, Laura
Comment: Thanks for the pretty flower pc! Walking ware is a kind of cup from England, they have feet on the bottom, too cute. You can check out Geocaching online, basically you find "caches" that have been put out in parks, etc. by other members and then log that you found them. A great way to get outside, go hiking and get some excercise! I hope this helps... Take care.
Response: Ok..I Googled these things..Walking Ware is absolutely adorable!! And that Geocaching sounds really interesting and fun to do!! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Wonderful postcard!! Thanks so much :) I haven't read Twlight yet, but I have heard very good things about it. I think I'm going to pick the book up this weekend and start reading it. Have you seen the movie? Is it good? Our doxie is a short hair :) Your PC was one of the best ones I've received in a while.. Thanks for really looking at my profile! :)
Response: You are welcome! Yes I saw the movie..before I started the books and I did enjoy it..the books, like normal, are better of course! Thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Hi Laura, I just wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful package...I loved everything in it and after a horrible week (we lost lots of stuff in a flood), this made my day entirely. Wish I could give you more hearts!! Many thanks again and happy swapping!! Aimee (aka Sparkles)
Response: Aimee, I'm so sorry about your horrible week! I'm glad that I was able to bring a little happiness to you and that you enjoyed what I sent you! Thank you for the rating/kind words and heart(s). Take care, Laura
Comment: thank you for very thoughtful package, everything fits to my profile - so many tea, recipes look also very delight and hopefully easy:)), puzzle book always very welcome, thank you so much and sorry for taking me long to rate you:)
Response: You are very welcome, I'm glad you liked everything! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Laura
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. My favourite colours :) I know of Dovecraft yes, I have a pair of scissors made by them ;) I don't do scrapbooking, but I might do one day.
Response: You're very welcome Heather..Thank you for the rating and the heart!! You should try the scrapbooking thing..especially since you can get Dovecraft products right there!! I pay outrageous shipping prices to get them to me as they are not available readily in the states!!..plus it's just plain fun!!! Laura :0)
Comment: Wow, it IS a small world, isn't it?~! I live on Indian School and 107th Ave. Just in the two years I've lived here, the area has been growing and changing almost every blink of my eyes!
Response: It's grown incredibly!! when we lived there, 91st ave was the end of town!! We come home 3 or 4 times a year and it never ceases to amaze with the growth!! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! Laura
I recieved your package today. Everything in it was fantastic! One side of the box had been opened, but I do not believe anything was missing. I was in such AWE at the gorgeous items and the generosity you have shown with this box! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The initial meeting my husband had for the job, went well, but he didn't get that job. BUT, he's going back (we knew this was going to happen) to the same company for a supervisors position interview on Tuesday of next week. He'll fly out here Monday afternoon and back in Tuesday afternoon sometime. We have lots of prayers going on on this end!!!
Once again, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I've been sick and couch ridden/bed ridden, so you really made my day with your package!!!
Response: Oh Shawna, I am so happy you got it...I had already gone to one store to see if I could replace something..the funky blue pen w/the squiggly thing on top..I just loved that one!!..and they didn't have anymore!! Sorry to hear you are not feeling well..get better soon... and add my prayers to wishing your husband good luck next week! I'm so glad you enjoyed everything, it was a fun swap to put together. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the poppy seeds -- I have the perfect spot for them and they'll remind me of my California days. . .and I'll think of my swap-seed buddy when they're in bloom!!! Thanks again : )
Response: You are very welcome..hope they bloom beautifully for you! Thanx for the rating and the heart :0)
Comment: Don't get me wrong, I love it here in Minnesota, but be glad you're in the desert because right now the temperature is 15 degrees below zero, not including the wind chill! Anyhow, thanks for the card, and a heart for you because you wrote a nice note.
Response: "right now" being the operative here as in the middle of July when it is 117 it's not so nice!!! :0)
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Unfortunatley it can in a damaged envelope with an apology from the post office! The envelope was totally open but the only damaged (ripped and crinkled) was the polka dot tag tho so I was lucky!
Tags! Great idea for a .42 swap!
Response: I'm sorry...I wonder if maybe next one I do of this type I'll put everything into a sheet of paper and then insert the paper into the envelope and then it will be an even surface for the postal machines. I hope you got everything I intended for you to! Happy Holidays!