Comment: I'm sorry that February wasn't a book filled month for you - and for the stress - but it looks like you're making good progress. :) I LOVED "And Then There Were None" - I've read and listened to it several times. :) There's a newer (2015) movie made from that story that was pretty good too. If you have Hoopla from your library, it's available there. :) Book is better, though, right?
Thanks for sharing. :)
Comment: Thank you for all my February images. I know about the CA rain, I am always glad it doesn't come all at once here but many friends live there - if e're partners in March maybe it will make poppies bloom! Have a great day.
Comment: Wow, such a list! I hope you'll be able to meet your goal and not add *too* many books to your lists and piles. That is so hard. :) Every time I take my kids to the library, it's hard not to add another book to my list. :)
Comment: Update Jan 2019: Received a sea turtle ATC from you so I have changed this to a 3. Thank you for making good on this swap.
I have not received anything and you have not responded to any messages.
Response: I have sent you a request to make this swap up. I do understand I am over a year late. I do hope you allow me to correct this.
I found your address from another swap where you were my partner.. placed in mailbox today.
Comment: I LOVE your ATC's, but found this challenging as well. I like your designs, and the extra ATC. This was a tough one for me but I think you rocked it. Thank you for the extras am using the little book on an ATC.
Comment: Oh my heavens!!!!
How fantastic, you are so creative. I want to do this again you gave me great ideasðŸ‘
I was happy to see we are both bullet journal lovers and paper addicts LOL
Thank you for your hard work and great listsðŸ˜ƒ
Comment: Thanks, Elina. What a nice bookmark you'd made (very 'coffee') and the wonderful package you put together! :)
I also like the handmade envelope. I was very careful in opening it so that I don't damage this nice envelope! :}
Comment: I apologize for the late rating! I thought your recipes looked wonderful- my partner thanks you for the meat pie. You took a lot of care in decorating the envelope and I though it was just lovely. Thank you again!
Comment: Hi Elina Thanks for the great pocket letter, thanks for the images also. I especially like the owl, and the guitar, dance your own tune, so cool! Thanks also for sending in a decorated envy, especially the cat, I see you read my profile. :) Thanks for a great swap!
Comment: Awesome bag envies. Cool to see one made from the bottom of a bag; I've always pondered the bottom of a bag. lol. I've seen someone from Oakdale and Stockton but never Merced. Howdy neighbour! Thank you! x0x
Response: Your so welcome. this swap was fun, I like recycling swaps.
Comment: â™¥ Hubby has already snitched the camo one. I shall enjoy using the others. Thank you. I have problems remembering who I am supposed to write as well as swap with. Remind me when I forget, please.
Response: No problem.. just want to make sure you had got my penpal letter.. I'm glad you both like the envies. Can't wait to hear from you.
Comment: I am sorry this review is so late! I am so in love with the envelope you made me I can't even express it with words. Thank you for the beautiful paper as well. I absolutely love it. Did you make it? I would love to learn how some day.
Response: I had such a wonderful time creating this envelope so glad you loved it
Comment: Elina, your envelope is just plain NEAT! You created a little "snowglobe" in the window--ingenious! Love the colors you used, the caption (Dream in Color) and all the little goodies you sent my way ;+) Thank you!!
Comment: What a pretty card - I would rather be reading with sunlight rather than on the computer... sigh. The weather is here insanely hot - liked the showers we had yesterday, but we need more rain! Take care and keep cool!
Response: Your welcome art postcards are my favorite
Comment: Thanks for the great pocket letter. Every pocket was delightful, especially the zentangled J. For being a beginner I think you did a great job. I liked the way you finished off the back page so it wasn't just blank cards. Great Job!
Response: Oh this makes me happy... I'm new to both zentangle and pocket letters. Your so welcome.
Response: melfromnc I'm not sure why I received this 1 , I did send you a message. I also looked over your profile and noticed that none of the 13 partners you had during this swap show on your comments. From this I can only assume there must have been a glich or someone deleted all 13 comments regarding this swap. Please respond to my message to get this resolved, Thank you
Thanks for resolving this I greatly appreciate it!!!
Comment: Hi Elina! Well I just adore the pink card you created for me. Your textured paint was the perfect background for your lovely message: Live, Laugh, Love. It's already hanging in my craft studio as a reminder to do those things every day. Thanks so much for your beautiful creation.
Response: That was the first time I used it for lettering.. and I forgot to take a picture of it.. lol.. enjoy it I had fun creating.
Comment: â™¥ Thank you very much for the lovely blue envelopes. I understand about not having a lot of blue. Your outside envelope has been recycled again. This time as a page in my junk journal. I liked the cover art.
Response: AWESOME!!! I love when we can recycle mail art for real art.
Comment: Great swap! You create a really nice zentangle and I loved the purple curly strings Luhansk so much for the bookmark and the extra papers so thoughtful of you...and for the envelope ... You read my profile! Glad you have some rain how awful that drought but I this part of Texas we've had toe of rain...wish I could send you some Thanks again for this nice surprise
Comment: Elina, I love your bookmarker - it's going right into the book I'm currently reading! The quotes were great. The one from Mother Theresa brought tears to my eyes because I just got back from the nursing home where my mil is and felt that God has a mission for me to smile and greet the residents as I walk down the halls. The quote confirmed it!! God used you (:
Response: Oh I''m so happy... I always say everything happens for a reason.
Comment: As we communicated previously...I will change the rating if you resend, and it meets the posted swap requirements.
Response: Alonalonzo I will be sending a new cross stitch to you by Friday. I'm currently working on a new one for you. So sorry I did not make big enough to meet the requirements. I will make it right. Thank you for communication this to me.
Comment: I loved your envelope, as a starter. I think your card was really good. I have a place in my collection for all sorts of cards with women, so your theme was perfect for me and that isnt even in my profile. So many kudos, and I dont mean the snack bar.
Response: Lol.. thank you I enjoy making these ATC
Comment: I apologize for the *extremely* long delay in rating. Lots of personal drama, blah blah blah.
I love the poem. :) I will get this to one of two people who can get it back into rotation. Again, apologies.
Comment: Thanks for sending the journal.
[note: The send by date of the swap was Feb 28 and you clicked "sent" on Feb 28 BUT the postmark - from the APC machine - is March 3. Be careful about that since some people can be picky especially when you do not communicate about being a few days late.]
Comment: Great ATC thanks Elina. Just realised that I put the wrong comments in against the wrong ATC. Got your lovely ATC today and think it's great for your second one ever. It is hard sometimes to think of what you can do but if you don't think about it too hard, inspiration usually comes. Thanks for the flowers too. Love them.
Comment: I sent you a message on 2/7. You were last online 2/10. The swap did not meet the swap requirements. Answers to each question should have been 1/2 a typewritten page. Some of your answers were only one sentence. Will rerate it you add to your answer and send it to me. **** Yes I will rerate if you resend. Thanks :)
Response: I don't know where my head was when journaling for this swap. I am in the process of creating each journal question for you. I plan on re-sending if your ok with that. Again I am truely sorry. I have never messed up on a swap like that before. Thanks again.
Response: Update: this person never responded to my private msg. I got the group admin involved and she never responded to her either. Wish this could be deleted but I know it's here to say (sad face)
Sorry my journal didn't get you. Not sure where it went. I have never had a journal not arrive before. I have sent you a private msg to see about a token swap. Please let me know. Thanks
Comment: What a lovely package! Thank you :) I do like the postcard book and all the CA pc's and the extra goodies too :) the Tehachapi train loop is fantastic! I've never seen something like that :) thanks so much, fun swap! If you ever need more alba's in the future, let me know and we can swap again.
Comment: Amazing artsy note cards! The iota one is beautiful and I like the coordinating and interestingly shaped envie. Equally, I like the animal note card. I am thrilled to add these to my note card collection. Thank you for choosing these special cards to me. Thanks for the extra tuck ins.