Comment: Congrats on finishing 3 bindings! I bet they look so cool.
Response: I should post some pictures on Instagram of them. I like saving a bit of what I have made that way and then I can share with swappers and online friends my creations that I often swap away. Hehe. I would love to see pictures of you chocolates!
Comment: Would you like a reply here or as a return letter? Either way, thank you for the gorgeous unicorn papers and your letter set was adorable!
Response: My pleasure. I love the La Papierre letter sets. I have their subscription so always new papers to play with. If you liked that one it may be up on their Etsy store soon. The unicorn papers, I bought as a digital set from Etsy as well. I cannot remember off the top of my head the name of the store though. As far as a reply, either way is just as sweet. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. I can't wait to see Toy Story 4! I guess I'm just a kid at heart. I always want to see the "kid's shows." Lion King is next on my list.
Have a great day!
Response: I am debating on Lion King. I was going to pass but it has had lots of good reviews.
Comment: The Scrap store sounds like a Creative Reuse Center. I wish I had one of those by me! How many letter sets did you find?? As for my Etsy shop. I had it closed while I was gone so I need to reopen it still. As for the chocolate business, well, I am just now starting to make chocolates this week again because I had a garage sale this past weekend and have been busy with that. Chocolates are my number one priority the next two weeks. As for my trip it was very nice to spend time with my sister. Going to the resort at the end of the trip was so fun. It rained a lot though so we had to go thrift shopping a lot haha.
Response: I did not find any letter sets! I did find a big handful of PCs though. Is it sad, that I have thought about ordering from your Etsy shop one of those mystery bundles just get see if I got a chocolate with it? Heh Oh and you poor poor thing Just HAD to go thrift shopping! Find anything interesting?
Comment: I hear ya! We finally got some 70s and 80s weather.. Those 90 degree days were a bit much! >0< You mentioned Michael's - reminds me, it has been a while!
Response: My local Michael's combined the two sticker aisles into one by putting these sliders in. It does not work. They are often falling apart, make the aisle itself too narrow and there are stickers that I cannot get to because they are behind the slider no matter which way I slide it. I'm just going to skip Michael's sticker aisle I think. Or maybe go down with my camera and take pictures, writing a letter about how their new system sucks! Maybe. Should I send them Instax photos heh.
Comment: Selene, thank you for sending me the Impressionist art PC for the swap. Your PC I had with me when I went to my local Dunkin' Donuts for coffee, & I showed the employees the joke you wrote on the PC. We loved it.
Response: My pleasure! It was one the better jokes I have run across as of late! Happy Summer to you as well!
Comment: Thank you sooooo much for such a beautiful journal!!! It inspires me to make a journal like this. It was so thoughtful of you to leave extra pages so I could add to the journal. I absolutely adore this journal!!!
Response: I am so happy that you liked it and want to add to it. Feel free to modify or move the lists I put down of course. The journal is now yours to play with :)
Comment: I know the feeling! I just received some yarn in the mail I was waiting on and squeal! Thanks for the lovely stickers!
Response: I received my subscription from Stickii today. I am such a happy sticker collector right now. I have even more to play with! Thank you for the heart! I wonder what your making with the yarn. Hmm scarf?
Comment: Wow! What an amazingly quick journey from your coast to me! Thank you for the colorful card; it was a delight to find it in my mailbox this afternoon. Those blank PC swaps are a good way to get card for swaps like these! I hope you're having a great day and a fun summer.
Response: I love finding the odd PCs to send in swaps. It did arrive to you fast! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: I loved your stationery where did you get it? it's beautiful! thank you for sharing with me your goals, the heart will be available after 2 weeks but I did give you a heart!
Response: I bought a few sets of that stationery off ebay. I think it was from early 90s perhaps. I am down to the last two letter sets of it. I will miss it! Each came with a matching embossed folder with a velcro closure. I keep an eye out on ebay still. Most of it is overpriced but sometimes I get lucky and find nice stationery at a good price! Thank you for your sweet comment and heart!
Comment: My first swap my first arrival. Cute Joke! Thank you
Response: Welcome to Swap-bot! I hope you have many happy swaps here! I saw you liked Dr Who and I had that PC sent to me by another swapper! I love that about swap-bot! At first, I thought it would be a fun way to connect and let me get rid of extra stationery. Nope! Lots of connecting but I just buy even more stationery now! I have boxes of PCs to trade! I hope to see you in a future swap! Thank you for the heart. 🦋💗🦋💗🦋💗
Comment: We seem to like the same swaps =D We get matched a lot. Thanks for the sea horse postcard =D I want to see both movies you mentioned too. My kiddos will probably love them. Have a great night! Happy swapping!
Response: My pleasure! You should come visit Fortuna on July 3rd! We have a huge free fireworks show at Newburg Park. I bet that You and the kids will love it!
Comment: Oh my gosh, Selene! What a fabulous journal! You have such a talent. I love every page! So many wonderful things to look at ☺ i haven't opened all the little envelopes, I love them the way they are!! Thank you so much for making such a beautiful creative journal for me! Extra hearts all over the place 💜💛💟💚💙💖🖤❣
Response: I am so happy you like it :) I honestly have way too much fun making them. I already have the journal built for the next one and am going to start decorating it today! I tried to make it reusable for you as a junk journal so don't be afraid to take out parts so you can have Your fun with it. :)
Comment: Wow, this card got to me fast! Thanks so much for sharing the last card you have of your great-uncle's paintings with me. That's so wild that they are massive pieces. The depth & attention to detail is stunning. I'm so happy you've gotten to see them in person. Also, love the creepy Halloween papers you included! On to your week--yay for getting stuff done! I hope your landscaping comes along nicely & less stressfully! Happy swapping!
Response: I am so happy you appreciate it. That beetle one is so cool. I have used bits of it in deco books! It layers nicely. Thank you for the heart and sweet comments. 💗🦋💗
Comment: Love the Gaston pc and stamp combo. I received three different pieces of mail with three different villains stamps today! I am one happy camper! (By the way, I can't wait to tell the instagram joke to my nieces, I tease them about their instagram use all of the time.)
Response: I think Instagram is funny since it offers filters for each photo. I am just posting swaps of items I send as a memory and to show others. Yea, I need to filter this postcard because it has wrinkles! :)
Comment: loved the "quote" you gave Ursula and the punny joke! >0<
Response: I loved those PC until I opened the package and saw they had big blank bubbles to fill. I have just a few more so Google is helping me with Disney Villain quotes heh. Maybe I should have written that I am silly, snarky and punny for my 3 descriptive words! /wink
Comment: I love this card too. Lots of crafting potential with this card too. Sounds like a great summer. I definitely need to organize and clean. I'm thinking it's going to be an interesting summer here with MIL having to get back some of what she lost to be able to walk and take card of herself. Thanks so much for the great card and note!
Response: I've been surprised how much my mom is into checking out the happy mail I send and receive. Everyone loves happy mail! I hope she heals quickly and has a nice visit with you.
Comment: The first thing I thought of when I saw the card was exactly what you said...crafting. Thank ou so much and thank you for the sweet postcards. Lexi might take that postcard away from me though lol. Happy Anniversary!
Response: Thank you! Well I always love sharing the happy mail fun :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the stickers...I love these Stickii folders...so convenient...I have been thinking about signing up
Response: Stickii is a very fun subscription. I started out with the Retro pack which has never disappointed. For $10 pack - 5 to 6 sheets of stickers and sticker flakes, and cute paperclip, and sticky notes and usually some other thing all in that Stickii folder! I kept up the Retro and then added the Cute pack and then had to get the Pop pack as well. I have never once been disappointed by Stickii. I have bought their clearance Black Friday blind boxes. OMGosh. So worth it! I don't even go down the sticker isles anymore at Michael's etc because they just can't compare. The only problem I had was storage. The folders fit A5 6 ring binders (European/Asian) which is interesting as Stickii is a USA company.
Comment: Omgosh such cute stationary paper and envelope. I joined Stickii “cute” and the LaPapeirre 12 papers 6 envelopes subscription. I’m so excited! I’m fiending for several of their older designs but they don’t have them listed on the Etsy store site. Thank you for the beautiful washi stickers and kawaii big food flakes. My heart swells with gratitude.❤️
Response: LaPapeirre just moved so they cleared out all the stock they had on Etsy just before the move from USA back to Canada. They have been slowly restocking but it should get better over time. The latest subscription was really nice 5 different designs! You are most welcome for the stickers! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the stickers! I don't think I ever played four square. I had boys to play with and they liked dodge ball with me being the one doing the dodging. LOL!
Response: Eep! Your brave to have been the one dodging! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I think I saw this set at Dollar Tree too! I was trying to be "good" so I skipped over the fun stuff.. This is actually a really cute cacti set! Sweet and snarky totally describes you! Heheh! :P
Response: It was not easy fitting a letter on that stationery! It was too fun though to pass up! I was surprised that I found a letter set at Tuesday Morning. Usually it is all note cards. It was pretty deep in the back and on a low shelf. 5$ for a nice full letter set though is too hard to pass up!
Comment: Cute Notecards, I love the cactus "Stay Sharp" lol. Thank you!
Response: I am so happy you liked it! I bought the cactus one from Dollar Tree. Usually I buy my notecards from Tuesday Morning because of quality etc. However, that cactus one was too funny to pass up!
Comment: Hi Selene! Thanks for the fun share - I did not watch that show but it does stink when the end of the show is wrapped up way too quickly! I felt like they did that with the "Big Bang Theory" as well - after all the years of watching it, the ending was sort of a let down - sigh! I have not started watching anything new yet, so sorry no suggestions to share! Thank you for the lovely pcs, too! I love purple, so you totally made my day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: My pleasure! I too am on the hunt for a new show. I have been more into music lately. I am so happy my little mail brought you smiles! <3
Response: Well, I play way too many MMORPG video games where I help kill dragons heh. Anyways check out this trailer and try not to laugh at the trash can "rodents" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8DKg_fsacM
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of the night time fire fighting scene and especially for the great vintage stamps. Do you have a local philatelic society? Mine has a big stamp show once a year and several of the dealers sell vintage unused stamps, sheets of them, for under face value. Plus it's just cool to see all the stamps on display.
Response: No, I don't. We have local rock hunters but not philatelic society! I would love to go to one and see all the cool stamps!
Comment: Hi Selene thanks for the swap! Do you get heartburn from fruits? That is my problem most of the time even though they’re supposed to be all healthy and stuff, sometimes just looking at something gives me heartburn lol. Mangos are usually okay though. By the way that stationary is so fun with Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma at the noodle shoot ha! Cute stickers too.
Response: It could be heartburn. I just feel very uncomfortable now after eating fruit. Some fruits are better than others and if I go slow it is better. I love that stationery! Can't go wrong with Rilakkuma!
Comment: Right now I am loving letter sets. I'm having a real hard time finding them for some reason. All I see are the notecards. Anyways, thank you for the letter! It's great that you're getting your yard done. We're working on ours too. Thank you for the stickers!
Response: After searching high and low for letter sets and usually only finding high priced stuff vintage 60s through 90s stuff at best...or if extremely lucky on ebay. Just go to lapapierre.com for a subscription. They have awesome perfect sized letter sets for a good price. They just moved so their stock is slowly being rebuilt but it is always changing and looks great.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Rilakkuma eating watermelon letter. I’m happy to see kawaii from you *big smiles*. Thank you for the sticky notes. I use them for notes often in homeschool teaching, lesson planning and notes in my planner.
Response: My pleasure. Please let me know if you ever need stickers or other sticky notes for supplies. I often have too many of both! :)
Comment: Hehe, so about that giveaway - shipping was RIDICULOUS... USPS charged me priority mail and I could not believe how pricy it was to ship bits of paper! >0<
This tea looks yummy! And the packaging is so fancy~ I've been on a HUGE tea kick at the office :P
Response: You may want to check out a monthly subscription for tea called Sips By that is where I got that tea. You can choose parameters of which teas you prefer and they curate around that. My post office said that for those priority boxes that it saves money if I go over certain pounds per box. So I just ask and fill it up accordingly! It will be like oh just hit for over 3lbs etc.
Comment: What a creative way to reuse an old postcard from the 90s. This made me smile esp the did ya hear about the ceiling fans romance??? Thanks Selene! And I had a s*** day today so 2 pcs made me happy (from one of my fave swappers)
Response: Ahh your are so sweet! I am glad my happy mail arrived to cheer you up ! :)
Comment: The tin miniature is still on the list! Yay! I am looking forward to it as much as you are LOL.
Response: Yes! I think I am just scared of it. It wasn't that expensive of a kit really but it is intricate. I am afraid of messing it up or giving up on it or not completing it. IT stays on the goal list till made! Heh :)
Comment: Hahaha that bunny napping on the food is so odd!
Response: Exactly! It arrived with a bunch of kawaii bunny stickers I bought off Aliexpress. I could not see the bunny at first and I thought that it was rabbit dinner...which was like EEP around Easter! Then I saw the teeny tiny bunny napping on the meat of all things under a seaweed blanket and breathed a sigh of relief. <3
Comment: Thank you for the stickers and lovely letter. That is beautiful stationary! You found Uni-Ball Signo pens at the Dollar store? WOW! I picked up some new cool pens from a teachers store here that is run by Amish/Mennonite people. The pen is called Slicci by Pentel. I picked up 3 metallic purple, pink and aqua. They are .025 extremely fine point. Interesting, not sure I love them yet. Is the miniature Tin House kit one of those that looks like a bunny cottage in the woods or wintertime scenes that light up and you can close it? Altoids tin kind of thing? I seen some on Aliexpress or Wish. Happy Swapping my friend...cya in the papers. ;)
Response: Wow that is extremely fine point pens! I thought about doing a pen swap but that might be tough since there are so many and the price range can be quite wide. I think the Uni-ball was at the Dollar store because it is sub par because it writes black then purple then back to black. I find it fun though! The Miniature Tin House kit is one of those bunny cottage scenes that light up. I bought it off Aliexpress for $9 I think. There are some YouTube videos on how to so I am going to try one with a video first, just in case I get stuck on what to do next hehe.
Comment: Thank you THANK you my sweet penpal friend. You’re so generous to me and have “held my hand “ through the introduction process of kawaii. I am a little blue about your decision but trust that you know what is best for you. I’m happy to know you are still swapping so I can see you again soon. ❤️ Also... your package arrived on my birthday! So big smiles over here :D xx
Response: It arrived on your birthday?! Wow now that is definitely some happy mail! I hope you have tons of fun with the Kawaii swaps! They have brought me lots of smiles! Thank you for the heart. I will see you in future swaps!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty deco! It'll be fun to add a page to a deco with such a positive theme. Oh, and I loved the space stamps you used. I would have given you a heart, but swap-but is busted today and not letting me check the box.
Response: I am so happy you liked it! I hope you have lots of fun with those like I did! :)
Comment: What a fun postcard, Selene! I have friends that do this kind of dancing. It's an awesome sight when all the dancing ladies are twirling and their wide skirts are flying. Happy Cinco De Mayo! Thanks for swapping :-)
Response: It has been a long while but I loved to see them dancing as well. So much color and fun!
Comment: First of all thank you so much for all of the wonderful Kawaii stationery! Second of all, I am so sad that you are exiting the Kawaii world :( It's so much fun! But I get it. I'll see you in our other swaps still :)
Response: Whatever bits of Kawaii I get I will be sending your way! Keep having fun with it :)
Comment: I've never gotten a postcard like this before - how fun! I love it, thanks so much :)
Response: I wanted to challenge myself and make it multilayered. I had received the vintage slide in a swap and it gave me an idea. I am glad it turned out as I had hoped at least on the front. The back, I wasn't as happy with but it was complex.
Comment: Hi Selene! Thanks for the cute mini-magpie journal! I love that you used things you received in the mail to complete it and I REALLY love that kitties are front and center. I love me some kitties ;+) Thanks for joining the swap and for sending so promptly; it was a pleasure to receive!
Response: I really like putting together this mini magpie! Please continue to do these swaps on the regular. It is a popular magpie swap!
Comment: Sounds like your family had a good Easter. I remember helping a family friend hide close to 100 eggs all over the yard for 3 young-uns to find. Some of the plastic eggs had money and one egg had the grand prize, a fifty dollar bill. Those kids were all over that hunt. Fun times. Thanks for swapping with me and letting me have fun hosting 😉 more to come!
Response: My pleasure! I had lots of fun with you too! Anytime you want to do a swap, I'm in!
Comment: Selene as always you exceeded my happy 😃 happy. I love the envelope I love the old stamps and I couldn’t agree more bout the eBay buying stamps thing. We r prob outbidding one another on some of those lots. Now silly question how do those extras u sent work? Do I rub them on to a piece of paper? Are they stickers? Thanks! ❤️😁😍🌻
Response: They are washi stickers. Just very thin on plastic. You may be able to see the cut edges in the light. My pleasure. I am glad you liked it!
Comment: I used to love four square too! We made up so many different rules for it and there used to be lines of kids at school waiting to play. Our school actually painted four square lines on the blacktop.
Response: I remember running out to get the best ball for it first. Heh. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks! That does seem really strange that some places forbid playing on the park grass -- what's it even for, then? :P
Response: I really had difficulty figuring it out too. I guess just to look at? Perhaps a thing that the wealthy did? This was in Europe so having large spots of just manicured lawn. /shrug Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all the cards you sent 7 with only 5 being required. Thank you for being so generous. I like the 5 stamps you used. There was no note or swap name and user ID. Please be careful to include.
Response: Oh my! I am so sorry for forgetting the swap name and user ID! I will do my best not to let that happen again. I am glad you liked the selection I chose! :)
Response: I wouldn't mind doing it so much or persay trying it out if I wasn't buying a ton of clay. I'd rather buy one primary color and then others smaller amounts. Charms wouldn't take that much. Imagine buying a whole black FIMO clay just to put on two little eyes.
Comment: Lmao... two types of people in this world: those who love Peeps and those who LOATHE them :P I fall on the love side! They make a Peeps-flavored coffee creamer.. just found out. *runs to Target*
Response: I love the Peep bunny plushies! I fell in love with them ever before liking peeps candy. Heh
Comment: Agh, cleaning. :/ pretty much what I spent my entire weekend doing -3-
Response: I clean and it just gets messy again. Somedays I fell I am just moving around piles. However, I do move trash, recycle and other stuff out of the house. It is the trying to slow stuff coming into the house that is the issue!
Comment: Thank you Selene for the Deco Book, yes, I will enjoy decorating a page in the book. Also, I love the vintage artwork note cards, & thanks for the variety of postage stamps on the envelope. Happy Spring!
Comment: Super kawaii! Memo sheet letter and I know what you mean about feeling like you have to print tiny. Thank you very much for everything. I’m gushing over these blk n white printed (or stamped) kawaii images. I get to break out my crayons or crayon pencils 😁❤️
Response: I bought those digital images to print out and tuck into letters. Something different for Kawaii and I help support an Etsy artist!
Comment: When you finish your house in a tin you must send me pictures!
Response: (looks over at the still unopened box) yea..I need to work on that heh. It is the one goal that is dragging on. I keep finding other things to do. I think I am apprehensive and afraid I might mess it up.
Comment: Thanks for the letter and plant illustration! I've actually been seeing a lot of those little hanging things around the neighborhood and have been wondering what they are. Now I know; Hazelnut Catkins!
Response: I love just flipping through her book. She did such beautiful illustrations. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I know what you mean about being a behind, sometimes you are playing catch up. But then you get all caught up with SB and everything feels right in the world hehe. Nope I have never made a chocolate butterfly without a mold. But I looked up the book/wax paper method and I think that would be fun to try!
Response: I think it would look so pretty done in tinted white chocolate on top of a cupcake! I am almost caught up rating, then back to doing more swaps so I can join more swaps! Yippie!
Comment: Very cute! I enjoyed reading about Tuna! When I was a baby we had a cat named Oliver that was actually a feral kitten my mom found years before and worked with everyday. I remember he used to let me pick him up and haul him around. Your story reminded me of him! <3
Response: It is so cute how animals respond to children! They put up with so much!
Comment: I received this letter undamanged and with no tea!!! This letter was all about me and swaps from the past! Not a happy letter at all! So, much for happy mail! Thank you for the 3 page letter letting me no how unsatisfied you are with me! 4/8/2019 Messaged my partner about the tea and of course her notes say she put it in but the package was Undamaged!!!! May God Bless You! I rated a 5 only bc I want this swap over not bc the swap was correct! 4/11/19 I received a package even after rating her a 5 and even telling her she didn't need to send! Although, I'm sure it is nice I am not going to open it as I was excited for the letter and was really hurt by it!
Response: Prior to this rating, I had already sent out tea with extra for the lack of tea being with it. I just stated as my notes were that it should have been there. I might have put it with another swap, I dunno. I did say I would resend. I sent 3 tea bags to make up for it and extras. USPS tracking 9500 1102 4382 9098 2083 99
Comment: Catching up on some ratings after a nasty illness. Love this card about the Redwoods. That area was one of the first road trips I did with my hubby. Hope you have many more long walks enjoying the sun. Thanks Selene.
Response: I am glad that your feeling better. I hope you get to come up this way again some time. <3
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap. One of your vintage stamps fell of the one in the middle. I so wonder what I missed out on. I love your old stamps. PS the PO didnt charge me any postage due, it was very clear with the postmarks that it fell off. I will use the two remaining the Abraham Lincoln and the Indiana on some atc soon. Like today. I am in a postage stamp mix up atc swap due soon.
Response: My pleasure! I love using the vintage stamps. They are the perfect way to envie decorate! Also I do collect stamps off the incoming swaps so if you would like some used postage for ATC or other art, just send me a message here at SB. I would be happy to send you some.
Response: Their stationery is so creative and such a nice size. I love to use it. It is one reason why I do the mismatched letter set swap though. I always end up with leftovers and had to find a fun way to use them! <3
Comment: Okay, let me start at the beginning: the stamps. Holy crap that was amazing!! Then the butterfly card? It is just absolutely stunning! And thank you for the beautiful washi, it's so pretty!! (I like sweet and savory-just depends on my mood lol)
Response: I am so happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you. You do a lot of what i do also. Esp. with the long scarfs for winter months. I use the lighter ones for the semi cool days too from March to the end April. Thank you too for the yummy tea.
Response: Yep, scarf or long sleeve pulled over my hand. I just picked up a lighter scarf! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much, I just got your samples they are lovely and oh my goodness that Tokyo Disney Bambi paper!!! I adore it! I also wish we had more luck in the Disney Stationary department here in the US.
Response: I don't know why Disney hasn't tried to jump on the stationery band wagon especially with planners. I had a difficult time just finding some postcards last trip i went to Disneyland. Then 5$ a PC! I did find a few for 3$ but still, pricey!
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I do not collect or send vintage cards but I will take your advice about using them in journals. Thanks for the recommendations on journal making. i will definitely look them up!!😀
Response: I figure that they are usually only meant to be seen mostly from the front so might as well give them a home in a journal. I like collecting the vintage and pretty ones just for that. Journal making isn't easy but it also wasn't as hard as I thought it would be either. Also it is less expensive than I thought. There are some great starter kits with all the tools you need on Amazon as well for really good price.
Comment: Hello...hello. Yikes, a deco from 2002 and it's still circulating? I'm going to have to check the address to see if it's still current. Thank you for the nice Rolo Deco. I've yet to do one of these before so I'm a bit excited. Happy swapping, lady. =)
Response: Yea, making sure the address isn't as fun but it sure is nice to send them home. I look forward to seeing one of my decos finished one day :)
Comment: OOH I love how your paper turned out! How crispy and cool!
Response: I was hoping you would have fun with that! I love the way it sounds and feels. Just a little different! I'm trying to figure out other colors. I read that avocado skins make pink dye for paper!
Comment: The card is gorgeous, and thank you for the tea ♡. I agree with you about the variety of flavors of tea -- there's something for any craving you might have, but coffee is pretty much the same every time!
Response: Also to make coffee really different then lots of calories have to be introduced. Oh that makes me crave some Celestial Seasoning Zinger. I love those teas! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Congrats on making your grumpy postman smile :)
Response: Its cute now he has to work to be grumpy when he sees me. I feel a little bad if I don't make it out to the mail box when he arrives. If all I do in life is help people smile from time to time. That's a good life.
Comment: I agree with so many things! I love the stationery you used too :)
Response: I love LaPaperie! They are on Etsy and have a subscription. Don't look! It is the perfect size and so nice. If you would like a RAK of some, just let me know. I could send you a sampling hehe.
Comment: We really do sign up to challenge ourselves don't we?! hah! XD If you feel like making me a friendship bracelet well I would accept :P I could send you over a clay charm in return - I used to make super cute kawaii-style polymer clay charms.. I wish I had kept at it, I would be so good at it by now! You were a chem major? I was bio! Did a total 180 there about halfway through, but best decision I ever made! And yes - I finally hit that point where I don't need to double-check your addy! Memorized!!!~ ^^
Response: I should have done my birthday like you. None of us has an excuse to skip your birthday. LOL. That would be fun to make. However, we would need to set up a swap for it to get it done. You know it!
Comment: I feel like accountability is something the both of us need. Like, want to work on art more? Make a swap and a deadline to FORCE yourself. Want to track what you eat? Use a journal and relay it all to a buddy. personally I need someone sometimes to keep tabs and help me out.
Response: Yep! It has helped me feel more accomplished. I do need to skip that if listed in the pick 3 of the 5 prompts. I tend to just write and do all 5. Then I am telling my goal progress over a few swaps, gets repetitive. Didn't I just write that?! Also if ya think about it, no one can give you feedback at the time your writing. I can work it out in my head and onto paper. It isn't like telling my mom the same thing in the room. She always wants to give feedback right away. Sometimes, we are not looking for feedback. She is a great mom :)
Comment: I feel like I know some of my online friends more than those IRL... and if you're part of a gaming community? You really get to know those people through that. I have a few friends that play "LoL" and they definitely get into it and know each other well.
Response: Exactly! Grouping up and going through an obstacle aka dungeon however without the need of a shower like going on a hike and camping together. Less clean up and I get to sleep in my own bed at night! However the explaining to others who don't can be difficult. Such as explaining SB to family.
Comment: Hello Selene! I apologize it has taken so long for me to rate. Thank you for your postcard of Newport (I grew up close to there so it is special!) & the lovely stamps you chose, & Happy Swapping!
Response: My pleasure. I hope you had a fun trip. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the note. Was always interested in book binding - so cool that you taught yourself via Youtube!
Response: YouTube makes it easy cause I can watch 5 different ways to make the same thing. Pick my favorite teacher and rewind 50 times without pissing them off. In a real class that would be .. "I'm sorry teacher but I don't get a word of what you are saying so is there another teacher that knows this than can explain it better?" "Yea, now that you have explained this project to me, can you go back to that one part and slowly go through it again 10 times?" "You mean I need to pay for this class? Not just watch a commercial on your break?"
Comment: Cats are the best! Give Shadow some pets from me, and a meow from Mr. Carter!
Response: I pet Shadow just for you. He showed cat butt in approval. My youngest is going on and on about Pets 2 movie coming out. I have to admit the cat is my favorite part. She should have her own movie. Heh.
Comment: Thank you for the card and the really cool stamps!!! I definitely buy many pc on vacay to send! :]
Response: It is funny but my husband has gotten used to it and now helps me find them. Not that this whole box next to me isn't enough. Totally not enough...variety! Of course hehe. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Don't you just HATE IT when the Blarney stone kisses you back???! I know I do! haha! Love the card and the stickers but mostly that it was from you! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Response: No kidding! That stone is just too fresh! Hehe. Love swapping with you too <3
Comment: This is out of this world! Thank you for a beautifully packaged swap and OMG I cannot get over how amazing all these stickers are! I absolutely love these, especially the space themed ones ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I was hoping you would have fun with those. Thank you so much for all the hearts!
Comment: Love love your answer , the grumpy cat pc and the old stamps. Always makes me smile when it appears the stamps haven't been cancelled or gone thru a machine. Thanks so much and for hosting. --myancey
Response: I love that too! I just found those Grumpy Cat PCs too. Thank you for the heart!
Response: Thank you for your feedback. I had no issues with Swap #1 so I did not see the error but now I have reworded it for this and future swaps. This swap was simply to answer the prompt on a mismatched letter set. I apologize to you and my other swap participants for any confusion.
Comment: Celebrating National Pi Day sounds so cool! Also, you should totally make a Travel Wee pet. It sounds super cute.
Response: I have thought of that but going to the store to buy a 2" by 2" square of faux fur might not go over well. How much do you need? Okay...yea we only sell by the yard. Travel Wees for everyone! That doesn't sound right. Heh
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome envie and stickers...Ive never had this brand before and now I feel like I need them in my life lol
Response: I signed up for the subscription of Stickii and Pipsticks at the same time and after 1 month it was Pipsticks who? Now I pick up all 3 different subs from Stickii each month and I have never been disappointed. You can find a link to Stickii in my profile. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: That was to funny 😆 wrong thread. Well I hope you make another one with the right thread this time LOL.
Response: I sure did and went all out with the Spring colors instead of Mardi Gras this time. For the unfinished one I cut it short and tied to the spine of my newest Magpie Journal that I just sent off today. I added charms to it to make it even prettier. Thank you for the heart! <3
Comment: I love this unicorn stationery! Gotta love LaPapierre. And those unicorn stickers are gorgeous. Thank you! I don't mind fussy cutting every once in a while. Congrats on doing so many decos! I usually get through 3 or 4 easier ones and wait until I am having to send them in a swap to finish the rest LOL.
Response: I have started just putting a weekend day aside to work on them. I like having them ready to go. Luckily I have also gotten my mom to do some pages in some of them which is really nice because is a very good artist. 🍀💗🍀💗🍀💗
Comment: Making miniature scenes in tins sounds so cool! I will have to Google it just to see some finished products!
Response: This is the one I am planning on making you can see the video of it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5AEQ-knG2E&index=6&t=0s&list=WL The kit was 8$ to 10$ which is pretty nice for all you get. I just hope I have the skill. Sometimes people make it look easier than it is! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Exactly! I feel like I need to hold myself accountable to someone besides myself to really make progress! Your deco books are so cool, I'd like to maybe give it a try sometime. I think I would have to make it a swap to FORCE myself to have a deadline XD! Loved the unicorn letter set you wrote on hehe ^^
Response: I have only been doing deco books for maybe 2 months now. They are fun and some are easier than others. I will tell you about it in a future letter. 🦋🍀
Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank. You are taking after me with the corny jokes, LOL. I love them!!
Response: My pleasure! So you are the one that tells Alexa all the corny jokes?! I was wondering where she got them from. Here is another for you then... Why did the fox cross the road? Free chicken! Hehe
Comment: Thanks for the letter! I still don't know what Galentine's Day is LOL I must Google it.
Response: Evidently Feb 11, 2010 Parks and Recreation TV show one of the chrs makes up Galentine's Day, Feb 13th for women to celebrate other women and it stuck and moved into more than just the TV show.
Comment: Cute card! Love the stickers! Where did you find these? I have looked everywhere for these type stickers!!
Response: I found them at Walmart in the cards section next to the St. Patrick's Day Cards. Sometimes I find them in Target too but the same thing they are tucked in with the cards. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: thanks for the wonderful micky mouse card!
true, it is overwhelming what lovely stationery is out there ... you'll need to write full-time & send out more letters to keep within storage limitations! best of luck with that ;)
Response: Doing the best I can! Hehe :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting Keith Haring PC & the joke!
Response: It is fun when my husband or mom come down to see what I am doing with my swaps. I always them have help me with this type. The amount of weird PCs I have in my arsenal is become a bit odd. LOL Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh my goodness and WOW! This is an amazing magpie journal! I loved that you made the journal book itself, and will be looking through the pages for days! I wish I could rate you higher than a 5 and a heart, because I can tell you really put in a lot of time, effort and consideration. Thank you SO much for such an amazing journal!
Response: I have a love hate relationship with that book. I swore many times at it! I came out very nice and I am so happy you are having fun with it!
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty notecard and the amazing washis you enclosed. These are definitely thongvto be very grateful for and I hope you will enjoy your place after the decluttering is over.
Response: In a way I am enjoying the lack of clutter in my way but now I have to remember where I stored everything. Hehe. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: First of all, I love the vintage postage stamps on the envelope as always. Second of all, I got the name shinyserra because my favorite Magic the Gathering card is Serra Angel and the shiny foil version is my favorite. I'm a nerd. Lastly, people I tell about Swap-bot find it odd too! They're always like oh that's interesting...but you can tell they're thinking not really LOL
Response: Yep either they are like umm, sure she is into vintage things like Writing with pen and paper?! I had one ask me if it was just email... Others will be so excited they will want you to write the info down. Its like all my life I have been looking for others to write to! Sort of deal lol.
Comment: You know, I love this sort of art but yah, it is weird! I guess I don't look that close! LOL.
Response: Yea! At first I was like that is so cute then I was like wait a min, isn't she cold? Or maybe the elk rescued her so she is happy! But that elk looks dumbfounded by her kissing him. So into the WTH PC pile it went! hehe Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and note.
I hope things continue to go well for you.
I have wanted to try book binding but haven't gotten everything together yet.
Response: My pleasure! Johanna Clough on YouTube was one of the easiest tutorials to follow for making a basic signature out of simple supplies. [Click here for basic book link](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oqu96yxw8g) or for making an entire journal she also has [Click here for making a journal with basic household items](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNpOffXCb58) If you have any other questions or would like links to other helpful videos. Please feel free to ask. I like how Johanna uses the most basic items so I could just get in there and have fun. If you don't have the waxed linen thread you can use waxed dental floss! If you are going to tea stain or dye papers in any way, the Georgia Pacific copy paper is cheap and holds up to the dying process. Happy crafting! *sorry, couldn't get the links to work this time
Comment: Yes, isn't La Papierre wonderful?? I subscribe to it. They are moving and not taking their stationery with them so I think the Etsy shop will be out of stock on everything until they build back up once they move. That's what their email said. Sigh. I will miss all of the old patterns!
Response: I have been buying up the old stuff on clearence! I just sub'd to them. I did start a new swap for mismatched letter sets! Come join! Today is last day to sign up!
Comment: Thank you so much for the vintage look PC! Your list made me hungry, I'll be right over. LOL!
Response: My pleasure! Everyone has their favorite but the one that seems to go over the most is the Nutty Sweet Potato Casserole that recipe which I found in a Rachael Ray magazine. If your curious, this is the website https://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/nutty-sweet-potato-casserole
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine card. Love all the extra goodies. I got a big kick out of the Valentine joke. I've been telling it to anyone that will listen. They all groan and roll their eyes,but they all chuckle.
Response: Alexa saves me all the time when I don't know what to write. She also has the cheesiest jokes. Today's was ... How many software developers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Zero. A light bulb is a hardware problem.
Comment: Hi Selene! The Panda Rilakkuma is my favorite, and two of my partners for this swap used it. I almost overloaded on the cuteness! :) I totally forgot about The Curse of Oak Island! I watched the first season, and then lost track of it. I had no idea there are 5 seasons now! I agree that these kinds of shows are way better than the typical "reality" shows. I guess I have a lot of binging in my future to catch up on what's happening in the Money Pit! lol Thank you for writing me and for the cute flakes!
Response: Oh Curse of Oak Island is on season 6 now airing and I am glued. They just keep finding more and more stuff! It is amazing.
Comment: Thank you for your letter. Binding books sounds like fun!
Response: My pleasure. I found a few videos on You Tube that helped. This one in particular was instrumental and as you can see she has over 3 million views of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNpOffXCb58
The only thing that I added is I reinforce (advice from another video) with Tyvek along the inside and outside of the basic box about an inch on either side past the spine. Tyvek sounds complex but if you have been to the post office which I knowyou have cause we are swappers heh. Those priority envelops that are made out of what looks like white paper is it. Tyvek is water proof and tear proof which makes it perfect for reinforcing a spine. Those envelopes are free to pick up and one can be used to help reinforce several book spines. Much cheaper than buying a roll of that stuff. When starting out that works fine. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for nice decos and stamps on the envelopes. The envelope was torn open on one end, but I think everything was still in tact.
Response: This is why those machines are in hidden locations because swappers would come attack them with brooms, mops, canes, scissors, pens and pencils. Darn P O machines that eat our mail!!! The likely belch after every bite! However...I am glad it all made it :)
Comment: Ohhh gosh! I can not wipe the smile off my face! Thank you so MUCH for the adorable card. First thing is the awesome kawaii stickers on the envelope and the crocodile folding card inside plus stickers!!! I’m such a little kid 😆❤️ I’m just starting kawaii so I have a lot to learn. My first stationary should arrive next week. You made my day!
Response: I am so happy you liked them! Welcome to the crazy happy cute that is Kawaii!
Comment: The Handmaid's Tale - SO GOOD. Since you asked - I am an IT security engineer. I am a consultant so sometimes I get to travel. Right now I am on a residency in Chicago though. I will be honest... My handwriting is usually atrocious. [Though that isn't a secret!!! XD] I need to stop rushing it so much, then it would look nicer.
Response: Your handwriting rivals a nurse. Hehe. That is okay, I have grown accustomed to reading it! I have no room to talk myself and I am not a nurse either. Oh IT security engineer who likes Kawaii. My mind thinks of Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds. She is my favorite character!
Comment: GOT YOUR PACKAGE TODAY!!! I am SO. FREAKIN'. EXCITED...!!! I LOVE IT ALL. The unicorn solar figure, the DIY figurine, washi tapes, unicorn lip smacker [that so takes me back!!!], Beanie Boos keychain - already on my backpack as I type this, STICKER STORAGE [I needed this btw!!!], sketch book, stickers, craft kit, notecards.... OH MY GOODNESS! I am overwhelmed with sparkles and rainbows right now. Thank you for such a thoughtful and amazing package. My week is made ^^
Response: I am so happy you loved it. It did have a few kiddie pieces in it but I figured it evened out with that sticker binder! Holo with a unicorn!
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine wishes and all the fabulous extra cards! You must love Valentine’s Day as much as I do!
Response: Woot! It arrived! I think mail goes to Canada by boat around South America from the USA. I do! I do! Love Valentines Day! My hunny and I are making plans :) I can't wait to go out on the town with him! I hope you have a fun Valentines Day too!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty notecard! I never knew of this trait you have. You educated me that is for sure!
Response: My pleasure! Yea, took me a while to be happy about them. People would ask my mom about my pretty eyes as a young child and she would tell them that I have "Cats Eyes" that change color which is the common term the doctor told her. I thought it was silly because my eyes don't look like a cat's eyes! Ahh its been a while since I was 5 years old. Heh
Comment: How cool, thanks for telling me about your eyes! And for the beautiful butterflies and the old stamps!
Response: Yea! I liked this prompt. At first it was umm, what do I write about? Then it was duhh oh yea my eyes! It is definitely not for my memory. Sigh LOL I love butterflies! Those stamps are so fun. Everyone seems to enjoy them :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Enjoyed the funny PC and clever way to list your answers. Thanks for the Fun “F” swap!
Response: Heh, that comes from private school making us copy our spelling words over and over. Then we had to make sentences. Then lastly we had to make a story about them. I always loved that last part. Hehe
Comment: That's exactly how I feel - like I love making art on small scale.. but if I were to turn it into a money-maker it might take the fun out of it a bit :/ Trying to remember right now that all victories... no matter how small - are victories nonetheless! :)
Response: I agree on both points! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Yikes! Glad you got your windshield replaced, that must have been startling. I have not tried that Final Fantasy but I did start Kingdom Hearts 3, great game! May have to get back into Final Fantasy sometime. Hope you have a nice Valentine's Day :)
Response: I am curious about Kingdom Hearts but hubby wants to play FF14. I hope you have a fun Valentine's Day too!
Comment: You ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon?! For real?
Response: Heh, no was a joke. But they can be ordered, half dozen at a time, fertilized and hatch able. [Amazon Chicken Eggs](https://www.amazon.com/6-Fertile-Hatching-Chicken-Eggs/dp/B00WSAFGCM/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1549424385&sr=8-13&keywords=chicken+egg)
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC and to you and your husband for your note. I have enjoyed the 'Maximum Ride' and the 'Harry Potter' books. Another friend recently recommended the Percy Jackson books to me too. I will have to do that and check out the Divergent books too. They both sound like I would enjoy them.
Response: My pleasure! I passed your message along to him. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love, LOVE the vintage Christmas cards and postcard you sent. Such a fun swap. Thanks for hosting!
I will be checking our your bookbinding.
Bookbinders, unite! :)
Response: I just finished a new one this past weekend. I had to get creative with my 12 x 12 paper since my book was 11.75 inch laid out! Doh! So I turned it at an angle and covered the corners. It turned out well but now I need to magpie fill it! I hope this next week or weekend I will make two more. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap with the red envie with multiple postage stamps incl hearts ♥ stamp. Great photography on this red typewriter theme ♥ valentine. You are so sweet to treat me with a bag of EG tea and the adorable owl theme to be colored post cards. Happy Valentine's Day ♥
Response: I am so happy you liked it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Selene! Loved your PC! I guess Geese do all kinds of strange and wonderful things. LOL! They are unnaturally laying in the bed. That is strangest of all! No salt shaker, just a pepper shaker. and the one frog is jumping up the one Goose's mouth! Now that is strange! This PC takes the cake and wins the Prize! Whatever that may be! Thanks for sharing it with me.... Missed you also! Happy swapping....
Comment: Selene, I love the valentine wreath postcard! It’s so pretty! Thank you! And thank you so much for the stationary and pretty stickers! The Daiso store sounds very cool! Oh and love the pretty envelope too 🙂 Happy Valentines Day!❤️
Response: Oh the Daiso store is lots of fun. I highly recommend if you get a chance to go. Happy Valentines Day to you too! <3
Comment: Such very lovely postcards! Thanks also for choosing cards that perfectly fit my profile - I just love each one! Thank you for an extra, also, and for the cute Pooh stationery and pretty postage you used. Of course your swap card is wonderful, too - what a great swap! I have heard Disney Sea is the most beautiful of all our parks: I hope to get there someday also. Have you taken a Disney cruise? They are awesome!
Response: My pleasure! I have wanted to go on a Disney cruise but haven't yet. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the PC. I am anxiously waiting to find out which comes first!
Response: My pleasure! As far as the egg or the chicken, I was called by the chicken but I couldn't understand what she was clucking about hitching a ride on a cucumber truck. The egg may have gotten scrambled in transit. Still nothing has arrived.
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the cute Valentine's Day goodies. I love the puppy card & stickers & the hedgehog valentine is so cute too! The old postage stamps on the front were an added plus! Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: very old school ny card thanks love
did the egg or chickens arrive
Response: Thank you! Wish sometimes is a good spot to get some decent PCs. I was pleasantly surprised. As far as the egg or the chicken, I was called by the chicken but I couldn't understand what she was clucking about hitching a ride on a cucumber truck. The egg may have gotten scrambled in transit. Still nothing has arrived.
Comment: Thank you for your letter. Such cute Tinkerbell stationery. I love your strong points. Helping others is a great quality. I also love the vintage postage stamps that you used.
Response: I received that stationery in a swap with @washingtonmaverick for an advent calendar. I was so happy to use it this time around. I have way too much stationery but I love writing letters! Postage was the first stickers for envelopes! Hehe. 🌺💗🌺
Comment: Pretty notecard! Your fantasy vacation sounds very nice! I especially agree with the part about no bugs! Nothing ruins a vacation in nature like a swarm of mosquitoes! Thanks for sharing! Happy swapping!
Response: Bugs are my #1 reason for not wanting to go on a trip. Thank you for the heart! 🌺💗🌺
Comment: Hahaha! This is a great answer, and I think your cards are fantastic! PS Love the notecard you used.
Response: Thank you! I have been slowly using those cards. I am a bit crazy when it comes to stationery supplies. I have a very understanding husband though that feels that as long as the stationery chaos is tidy and used he is fine with my "hobby". LOL Thank you for the hearts!
Comment: Thank you for the time you gave me on this! I appreciate so much the kind of person you are and to this community, and of course it was a clever idea for this swap and I absolutely loved it! Thank you for the details about you regarding Disney and the trinkets. It is always fun to get to know another that way :).
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for all the fun die cuts! 💗🦋💗💗🦋💗💗🦋💗
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your special memory with your son. The picture was a special touch. Would you like the picture back?
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it. If you would like to send it back in a future swap that's fine or you can share it with your child. Which ever you feel more comfortable with of course. Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: OH. MY. GOSH. I love the postcard you made. Who knew a sticker postcard could turn out so lovely. It's going straight into my journal. Thank you.
Response: Without sounding too smug, I loved that card too and just knew I had hit a home run! Hehe. I read over your profile a couple of times and just started with what I thought you may like first and everything just came together. It took me about 20mins to make but I wanted it to be special. I look forward to doing another one of these swaps! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, and your awesome answers. I always think that everyone will have the same answers, but then each person comes up with totally different, unexpected things, but that you're like, oh, yes, of course! I hear you about hiding the cookies haha!
Response: Me too! I think that the most fun part of it! I love this swap! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Hah, I did end up getting my dad an Amazon gift card! [something he would actually USE!] You mentioned HULU - girl! If you like psychological/thriller types.. check out "Killing Eve" - SO GOOD! And I'm totally gonna color that kawaii unicorn carousel :P ^^
Response: I will have to check that show out! Yea, I wanted to do something different than memos or sticker flakes. That unicorn carousel was just too sweet not to include! I am glad you liked it!
Response: I am glad you like it. I am enjoying this set of Postcards I bought from Amazon. It is less than 13$ for a box of 100 and all are different, good quality paper and so far many have liked them. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Great pic! Very clear for an Instax shot.
Response: Thank you! I am not sure if that is because I took the picture with my smart phone and printed it on an Instax SP2 printer. I asked Santa for the Instax Printer since I had been a good girl and sent off all my swaps and rated! So I don't have a Instax camera. I am curious as to how it would perform side by side. Thank you for the heart :) 🦋💗🦋🦋💗🦋🦋💗🦋
Comment: Thanks for the ugly Atlanta postcard! It's a keeper!
Response: I actually didn't realize your location until after I picked it. I still don't like PCs with a bunch of little window pictures on the front. Old fashioned thumbnails heh. Thank you for the heart! 🦋💗🦋🦋💗🦋🦋💗🦋
Comment: Thank you so much for the deco, but honestly, wow, thank you SO much for all the wonderful glittery things. It was so nice of you to send them to me since you don't like glitter. Big hugs!! <3
Response: No! Thank you for the save from all that glitter! :) <3 <3 <3
Comment: Hi Selene! What a beautiful note card of those lovely yellow orange gold flowers in a vase by punch studio to write a sincere note on! Thank you! Your message about your oldest son was very touching to me and therefore it is extra special! I wish you all nothing but a wonderful time filled with amazement this year and always!
Response: Those cards were from a set I received as a Christmas present. My family has been very sweet and supportive of my swap bot hobby. Heh. Thank you for the heart! 🌼💗🌻🌼💗🌻🌼💗🌻
Comment: Ooh, I'll have to look into that printer you got because I print a lot between ebay & coupons! Happy almost birthday!
Response: Its always nice when there is a big fat Costco Rebate with something but I bought the Epson WorkForce 3750 EcoTank Wireless Color All in one for $280 but it also came with 2 YEARS worth of ink. I filled it and you can see from the front where the ink is at and with all the printing I have done, it hasn't even budged from the starting fill line. I couldn't be happier. Oh and the big huge refill bottles to refill a tank, cost the same as just one cartridge for another printer and it lasts a year. I think they did it because there are now sold tank work around for other printers and Epson was one of them. They are off market types but they work well. They tend to cost about $100 to add but also come with a year of ink. I think Epson decided that they could fight it or just do it themselves and have an "Eco" option which doesn't void their warranty.
Comment: I liked your postcard and looks like I would like that town. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Oh it is a lovely town. If you don't get a chance to walk there in person. I suggest walking it with Google Earth. Lots of just gorgeous Victorian houses and business nicely kept up there. Check out the Ferndale Gingerbread Mansion. It is huge! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for 1) hosting such a fun swap, 2) for finally explaining the hype around PCs (I actually join the PC art collab swaps but that said just to make art), and 3) for including such lovely paper!! I will definitely find a home for these! :)
Response: When you run out of fun papers, let me know! I may have more :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Yay for two little notes from you today!! I appreciate your gratitude notes, they made me happy and had me reflecting on what I was thankful for today. What a pretty floral note and envie too! Thank you again! ❤️
Response: I have a small ok huge box of note cards. I find so many pretty ones at Tuesday Morning store. Careful! don't go in there. Don't go look at the stationery or crafting section. Stay away from it! Hehe! thank you for the heart :)
Comment: I love Sundial Bridge!! I've only been once, but I enjoyed it. Thank you for your postcard, loved your creative answers ;) Also, I LOVED the stamps. That Grassland Habitats one is one of my faves! xo
Response: Oh! I am so happy you liked it :) I have been a couple of times. The botanical gardens is so peaceful to walk through. I am glad you liked the stamps too. I have fun with those vintage ones. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: My kids are reading the books right now and were so excited about the Jelly Slugs from Hogsmeade - So fun 😁 And the flowers and deer on the envelope were almost too pretty to open! Thank you so much
Response: I had to do a Harry Potter for you! It is only fitting. Thank you for the heart! 🐻🦋💗🐻🦋💗🐻🦋💗
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I'm so happy you chose to share the pretty angel card with me; I LOVE it!!! : ) She is so precious I plan to hang her up as part of my Christmas decorations next year.
Response: I really loved that Angel Xmas card that I was sent in a swap. She was too pretty to just recycle. I am glad she is going to get a spot in your decorations. 🌺💗🌺💗🌺💗
Comment: Happy New Year! I love all the stamps you used on the envelope! Support of your family is a wonderful thing. 💕
Response: Happy New Year to you as well! I am having fun with all those stamps too but the math involved. I learned I have to stamp first then write address or I cover the address up! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ocean & mountain scene PC and the funny frog joke! Haha, made me chuckle!
Response: Alexa helps me daily with finding great jokes for my PCs heh. Sometimes she just gives me tons of dad jokes though pfft. Ok she just told me one. Why can't the butter knife ever get a date? He's a bit dull. See, loads of great content. /eyeroll My husband wanted to get Alexa, we have had her since her Beta? /shrug I am glad you liked the PC. Happy New Year and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the winter scene Christmas card. Beleive it or not, but Arizona had snow day (12/31) and it wasn't in the mountains...it was about 45 minutes from where I live. Love the stamps.
Response: Sounds lovely! We very rarely have snow fall where I live as well. Just enough to be very pretty and dangerous for us drivers not used to it. Eep! Happy New Year and thank you for the heart! 🎉💗🎉
Comment: Love the redwoods burl postcard! One day I hope to see the redwood trees! I have seen some burls on trees out here mostly smaller ones though. Thanks again! Happy new year!
Response: I grabbed up a couple copies of that PC when hunting around my local area. It wasn't till I got home and thought. Ya know, Selene, I don't think people might appreciate a tree that looks like it is about to burst on their PC so I save them for What the Heck?! Happy New Year to you as well and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for being so diligent. :) even though the first ornament seems to have been lost in the mail you kept in contact and resent a beautiful ornament!!! I love it!! Thank you so much. I hope your new year is filled with beauty and joy!
Response: Thank you for being so patient about this swap. I wish it had arrived in enough time for Christmas but at least it got there. Now we need to send Nemo and Marlin to go Find Dori again. Hehe. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Interesting card from Italy - looked it up on Wikipedia to learn about the architecture. Thank you!
Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it :) I have unfortunately bought out my local thrift store guy of all his blank PCs. I even bought some of the vintage 100+ year old ones he had. Can't beat 10 cents a PC!
Comment: Hi Selene, Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card. I absolutely love cardinals. I am blessed with cardinals at my feeders all year long. Their presence is very special to me. It was really a special touch placing different stamp denominations on the envie. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it. I am having fun playing with the old stamps though I admit I did pick up a moistener from the office supply store because I was not going to lick stamps older than I am. Also, I have found out this only works for larger envelops heh. Thank you for the heart. 💗
Comment: Thank you for the card and postcards. The Christmas card is a unique one, post/Christmas card. I’ve never seen one like that before. Happy New year.
Response: Thank you! I bought a couple of buy one get one free value packs through Current. That one came from the "Vintage Christmas Cards Value Pack" Fairly sure. The other I purchased as a BOGO was "Winter Joys Christmas Cards Value Pack" Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year to you as well!
Comment: Debating... maybe themed letter swaps again?
Response: I think it helps when stumped but heh I might be the only one that gets stumped. I found some writing prompts that help. Also silly me was starting out writing each a separate letter. Now I write one letter that I copy and just personalize a little for each. That takes quite a bit of pressure off. Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Ya know, I think I first got into kawaii once I found Rilakkuma. It was all downhill from there... lol! I gotta say - I would do the SAME - if I were to go to Japan, one empty suitcase just for authentic kawaii!!!
Response: I just found it when looking for stationery on Etsy for writing pen pals. Of course it arrives and I was um...how do I address this? Seems the best route is to ignore the lines they make or put it in a bigger envelope heh. My desire to go to Japan is extreme!
Comment: Merry Christmas! I also love the lights, and music of the season, there is nothing like sitting in a dark room looking at the lights on the tree after a long day. It just brings joy to my heart!
Response: Yep, snuggled up under my favorite throw blanket sipping hot chocolate or wine :) Very relaxing ending to a day! Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas to you as well <3
Comment: What a lovely Christmas card! I love the stamp detail on it! I also like the glittery tree stickers you used on the envie! Thank you for the Jetoy postcard, too! It is fabulous! Happy holidays!
Response: My pleasure! Happy Holidays to you as well <3
Comment: WOW - all I can say is WOW. This is a gorgeous journal - amazing in every way! I still haven't made it through all the little nooks and crannies but it's gorgeous! Thanks so much and I hope your holidays are wonderful! :)
Response: Phew! I was really nervous. The cover material did not want to cooperate at all. It was getting down to the wire on time too. I wanted to also make it fun and reusable for you. I am so happy you are enjoying looking through it! I think that is the best part of magpie journals <3 <3 <3
Comment: LOVE the unicorn stickers! unicorn EVERYTHING of course you know is right up my alley :) I'm more of a "cyber Monday" gal myself, but I'm SO upset I missed Bath and Body Works' candle day just a bit ago :(
Response: Okay, I admit that I have a stash of unicorn stuff just for those who love unicorns on their profiles. I always squee when I see butterflies, foxes or deer so I like bringing that to others. As far as candles, I admit I am into the jewelry candles such as Charmed Aroma, Fragrant Jewels, Jackpot candles etc. MamaMittens has a YouTube channel where she reviews them and does a very good job of it actually. I was surprised when I went to Bath and Body works and saw the candles, oh this smells great! wait 26$ and no bling?! Heh, I am so spoiled! Thank you for the heart christy!
Comment: Oh Selene (pretty name) I just received my HAPPY MAIL, wow I love everything you sent and did not have any of those items in my craft room, YEAH! Wishing you a great day and a MERRY CHRISTMAS. AnnaL.
Response: Merry Christmas to you too! I liked making that fun sandwich of craft stuff! I am always worried die cuts will get damaged but that worked great! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Wow, how did you fit so many cards in the envelope? I kept pulling them out, lol! Speaking of this is the coolest envie that I have ever received. I cut out the deer and posted it on my wall. Thank you
Response: It usually goes like this...Oh, I think she will like this and this and this one, ooo and this one. Then I look at my pile and go oops! Hope this fits and I get lucky sometimes heh. The envelopes I bought from mopapo, she has an Etsy store. You can also find them on Wish but it takes some digging. Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: My hubby hates Christmas. It's my favorite time of year. No tree up here as he never gets me anything. Hope you have a blessed day.
Response: My dad was like that. I put up a tree anyways. I decorated anyways. I baked cookies anyways. I made Christmas dinner anyways. I sent out Christmas cards anyways. I was 13 at the time so in a way I was rebelling. I never bought him a gift. I figured I was doing enough. After a few years of that by age 17 he was giving me a gift on Winter Solstice. Not that I would have cared one way or another. I had fun with others before he started joining in on his terms. It was fine with me either way. Since I still had fun putting up a tree, decorating, baking cookies, making dinner and sending out cards. Never did it For him, I did it for me and to share with others. He was just late to the party. :) Hope this helps.
Comment: Hi Selene! Thank you so very much for the Christmas card and the lovely very old post card...I recently have become very fond of old post cards and love this one. I enjoyed reading your answers to the holiday questions.
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it. I liked this swap quite a bit myself. I love to find very old post cards, even used one. The oldest I have found was sent 115 years ago. It is just amazing. Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: I totally get you on the family rant.. no need to apologize! The holidays bring out the worst in my family and I usually..! And to answer your question, YES! I DO know why the pandas are pulling at each other's cheeks - they are made of mochi! - a sticky rice paste that pulls easy. It's super tasty too :) my fave is mochi ice cream.
Response: Thank you for understanding. Surprisingly Thanksgiving went well with no arguing. I thought I was in someone else's house. I thought maybe the panda was made out of sticky rice or mochi since often in Bento boxes they make little pandas out of rice. I love mochi too! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thanks so much, Selene ( love that name ). And thank you for the extras. There are some I really love and shall keep and some I will send in a box of craft supplies I am preparing right now to send to Ukraine.
Response: My pleasure :) I am glad you liked them. I have grown into my name. Never really cared for it when I was younger. But thank you very much for the compliment and the heart <3
Comment: First of all, I am so glad you loved your Etsy order! Those kitten cards were so cute. I'm glad they went to a good home. Also that mystery box was fun putting together. On to the swap...I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving too! Ours was not ideal but we got through it LOL. Thanks a ton for including some squished pennies!!! I am sure Disneyland was a blast!
Response: Yes! I loved loved loved it! We had a civil Thanksgiving with quite a bit of irony. Sarcastic irony. Took most of the day for it to catch on but it did. I wish I had more squished penny machines around me. Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Hi Selene, thank you for beautiful bird notecard, the 2 teas and the story about cow pie cookies.😂
The peach oolong is one of my faves the chai spice is a new one. I look forward to trying it.
Response: My pleasure! Now...I dare you to make the cookies! 🤭
Comment: The sled on this card brought back fond memories of sledding in my childhood. :) Thank you for the nice message on the back. (Don't forget to read swap directions carefully; you were supposed to write a favorite holiday tradition.But it's all good.) 11/27: You didn't have to resend! But thank you. Yes, decorating the tree is one of my favorites, too, even though my cat insists on UNdecorating it. :)
Response: Opps! I will resend :) to everyone I think. Doh!
Comment: I love that this coin is interactive. What a cleaver way to have all the words behind the butterfly. Great coin!!! Thank you for the butterflies for me to use.
Response: I am so glad you like it. I am trying to learn more about making ATCs and ATC Coins. There are many very creative ATC artists on swap bot. I hope to keep learning more slowly. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Selene! Thanks for the cat pcs - the black and white one is tons of fun! When folks send me note sheets, I use them just like you did - we always need a note (or I sure like when I get one) in our swaps, so... I cannot think of anything odd that I have received - I need to take the ATC info off my profile, as I get a bunch of stuff for that and have not made one in ages! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I love the list journal! It was so interesting reading what you had put in there and how thoughtful you included things I would be interested in too. And the extra goodies! Wow! Thank you!
Response: I was a bit surprised how much I liked making the lists. It felt natural just to make them of my current life. Then half way I was like hmm lets do some for my partner. Extra fun! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thank you for the ornament card. What a great idea, a tree out of cards!
Response: Well I could do that and be really good or I can be snarky and take a photo with a stack of cards and post it on Face Book thanking my friends and relatives who never send cards back to me. I better go with the wall tree. Hehe Swap bot IS my Therapy! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Don't tell your uncle-in-law, but I used instant mashed potatoes all the time!
Response: I want to this year but then my hubby gave me these puppy dog eyes that said "Oh no!" We will see how well he cooks the turkey on Thursday. Perhaps he will be worried about the mashed potatoes. Hehe Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: swaps help me keep track of what day it is too :P
Response: Swaps have also helped me build relationships with my Post Office employees! Though I think my delivery guy prefers when I am not standing by my box eagerly awaiting my Swap-bot stack. hehe <3 Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Selene Thanks for the great stickers and card! This year I am getting together with the neighbors and am bringing Green Bean Casserole and marinated cucumbers. Looking forward to spending time with friends. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family!
Comment: Hi Selene! Received your cute Christmas Card today, love Santa and of course snowmen! I know what you mean about not receiving cards from lots of people you send them to ~ but still love sending them. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas!! Take care ~ Judy
Response: My pleasure :) I am going to send out a grip of cards this year to friends and family. Happy mail for everyone! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, and your inside comment made me laugh! :) I once suggested papering a room with list sheets and post its from swaps - I think I could do it, too! haha! Happy Thanksgiving :)
Response: I have been debating on turning the list paper into a little book since I started bookbinding. It would be one fat book at this point. I keep trying to find uses for post its. So many post its but they are so cute. HOW does one write on a unicorn's face?! My grocery list becomes graffiti all over a smiling doughnut! Happy Thanksgiving to you too and thank you for the response and heart!
Comment: Funny story, about how stupid the postal service is. Someone put a postage due stamp on the envelope when it's not an ounce and then they left it blank I can only assume they realized they stamped the wrong envelope. 😂😂😂 Thanks so much again! Will be opening in December!
Response: I have used the 2 oz stamp and been asked to put more postage when it was clearly under 2oz. I am glad you didn't have to pay postage though :) That would have been funny. I would have taken it in and asked for it to be calculated for me :) Thank you for the heart and fun story!
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Love, love, love this swap! Thank you so much! One or two pressed pennies would have been sufficient! You went above and beyond! Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family!
Response: Well, I had to make sure you would be well stocked for trades :) An M & M Mini's container holds precleaned and ready pennies and quarters in the car just perfectly just in case. Oh and if you travel to Disneyland with 100$ in quarter rolls, a nickle roll, a dime roll and 6 rolls of pennies...TSA will inspect all your bags thoroughly because evidently that is suspicious activity. Thank you for the sweet rating!
Comment: Must have been cool to be at Disney for Halloween! :)
Response: Yes it was awesome and a whole backpack full of candy! Way too much! I did find out that you can carry food in a separate bag and it doesn't count against for carry on! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the note and extras. You are learning about me so much, you sent a Minnie card ♥ I am super jealous of you and Devin enjoying a whole week at my favorite place in the world. I miss living so close I didn't need a freeway to get there.
Response: My pleasure. I want to go back during the Xmas holiday time to see the decorations. I wish I had been able to find more stationary stuff there. I did find stuff just $5 a PC is a bit pricey! Hehe
Comment: Amazing pocket book loved loved loved it :)
Response: I am so happy you loved it. I had to restart it once, almost twice. I wanted to toss it across the room but was afraid I would have to start it again. So glad that You Tube doesn't charge by the rewind. :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely CA postcard! I hope you're not too affected by the smoke from the fires, such a scary time for so many in California.
Response: I am glad you liked it :) It has been very smokey outside. I am concerned for the people there and all the fire fighters working so hard. One of those fire fighters is our neighbor. Thank you for the nice rating :)
Comment: Selene, I am just blown away with your wonderful journal!!! What a beautiful book you created and all handmade! I can't imagine how many hours went into this, but it is one of the best gifts I have ever received. I love the way you decorated the tassel with the little rolls of washi, and the metal and beads on the cover was a perfect touch. The workmanship is perfect; the binding is so beautiful! And every page full of surprises. Thank you so much for such a great swap! I wish I could give you a truckload of hearts to show my appreciation! A+++++++++++++
Response: OMGosh it took hours upon hours to do but it was so worth it and so much fun! I am already collecting for my next magpie :) I am glad you enjoyed it. The spirit of happy mail! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note. You are very fortunate to have your mom living there with you. My kids and I share a house with my mom. Your mom's artwork is amazing. Thank you so very much for sharing some of it with me.
Response: My pleasure! I am glad you enjoyed it :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I was also disappointed with pipsticks, I actually still have a lot of the stickers because I found them unuseful. I did like the packaging! I will check out the other company! Thank You!
Response: I had ordered two Stickii the cute (because I like Kawaii) and the Retro which seemed like it would be a good fit as well. The showed this month's and all 3 were great including pop. The Retro was amazing! Hard to dislike sea dragons and sea life. I think it was 3 or 4 of the Retro sheets were really nice quality washi type too. Stickii sub comes in a binder page that can be put in a smaller binder. I highly recommend. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: What a wonderful card!! Would love to see the Redwoods! I hope you enjoy it in the group.🎃 Thank you!
Response: I am glad you liked it! I need to go get some more. I bought a couple of them at Trees of Mystery in California which is a tourist spot not far from my in laws. It is a fun place to visit. Nice walking trails and they serve ice cream and fudge. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh, wow! I am so super excited to try all of these teas, especially the loose leaf ones. Thanks for the info about the company, too. I wish I could give you multiple hearts!
Response: I am so glad you liked variety! I really like Sipsby but I am sent so many of each sample its hard to go through them all and still enjoy the coffee and tea I love. So this swap with you was perfect! I love sharing great teas. Your sweet comment is worth so many hearts! Thank you!
Comment: Lovely Selene. The card you sent is amazing. Handmade by someone who really loved the elements of her card - this made me so happy to read. I also love how unique it is with fabric and.silhouettes and the dog chasing the bird. You chose a wonderful card. Thank you.
I really love that you had a chance to try some junk journaling and I hope it works out great for you.
Alex and Devin sound like fun little dudes. Alex is a huge family name in my house, so I was pleased to see we have that in common.
Have a wonderful week Selene and Thanks again!!
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed it! I did make my first journal! Whole thing handmade from tea staining paper to binding to signatures sew in. It turned out to be a 30 page 5 x 7 journal with an autumn theme. I used it for my first Magpie Journal for the swap bot Magpie group I am in. I finished it this weekend and by the time I was done it was over a pound! Thank goodness it qualifies as media mail! hehe. Thank you so much for the nice comment and rating <3 <3 <3
Comment: Your pc "Stay Paw-sitive" is ADORBS! I am fortunate to know some of my postal workers by name. They are cool! Thanks fir the card.
30 minutes later...
Ohhh no you di-int😃😁 just opened your envelope thinking it was a swap and its a killah dillah RAK-TEALICIOUS happy face maker! Thank you so much. Imma bonafide tea-ho and yet you done gifted me with teas I haven't tried. You ROCK!
Comment: Sorry to hear about the death of your favorite pen; I totally understand. Thank you so much for the awesome postcard. I have never seen a glow-in-the-dark postcard before. I love it!
Response: It is a sad panda time for my pens. I have lost two this past week. I did not know they needed to be stored horizontally. The other pens have been saved from the same vertical demise.
I am glad you liked the PC, I have been very slowly handing out that set. They are so pretty in the dark. Thank you for the <3 :)
Comment: Okay, can I just say, YOU ROCK! I ordered some journaling cards that were supposed to come in today.. TO EMBELLISH MY CHUNKY NOTEPADS! I adore LyricLover810. I follow her on IG too. I have made the chunkys, the post-it folders, pocket notepad holders, notecards & matching envelopes and I ca't remember what else lol. I am currently working on mini bows for embellishments, while waiting for my journaling cards LOL I added my IG to my profile links, so you can see my stuff.
Response: Hehe Thank you! I made my first journal this weekend from binding through sewing in the signatures. Ooph lot of work but it turned out well. Now for the fun part - decorating!
Thank you for such a sweet response. I will look at your IG!
Comment: Thank you SO much for your letter! I absolutely love everything you sent me! I hope you have a great time at the Halloween party! I worked several when I worked at the magic kingdom. Disney sea is definitely a dream destination for me!
Response: I am happy you enjoyed it!. Two more weeks! So excited to go :) I really hope I find stuff to send in swaps there! I want to go to Disney Sea so badly. I hear it is well done.
Comment: What a beautiful Victorian mansion! I can't imagine living in a place like this! Will definitely tour the are if I ever get to Northern CA! Thank you!
Response: It is humongous! If you get a chance take a look at the one across the street from the Carson Manson. It is called the Pink Lady built for the Carson Manson's original owner's daughter! Also Ferndale CA which is a short drive from Eureka CA has amazing Victorians as well. Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: The cards are so cool! Can't wait to use them in my journal and can't wait to try the tea, I have never seen those flavors before. Loved that you included some of your favorite youtubes I actually love those same channels, havent seen the last one so thanks now I have a new channel to check out!
Response: Phew! I went looking everywhere. I got blank stares at Michaels and Johannes. Thankfully Tuesday Morning Saved the day! They do have some nice name brand quality stuff for journals. I have a tea subscription Sipsby that is fun. Thank you so much for the heart. <3 I look forward to your next swap!
Comment: This was such a fun envelope to go through. I really enjoyed reading your letter. Your mom’s water color painting is gorgeous! I really like your cousins work too. I have reclusive artists in my family as well. My father is an artist and while not reclusive, i have a feeling that if he could afford to be he would lol! You called my attention to the resting lady’s fingers and they appear to be melting down her leg. But she seems relaxed and unbothered by it. The sheep postcard is adorable. Thank you for everything.
Response: I am glad you had fun with it all :) Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I’m in love with it. So precious:) Thank you for telling me about your kitties! How sweet they must be. I hope you enjoy Swapping as much as I have... Ramya
Response: Thank you so much. I worked really hard on that one. I am loving swapping :) Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you So much! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts ❤️ Your card and stickers were so thoughtful! Including a special sticker surprise for my little girl was so awesome of you! Thank you again!!
Response: Of course! I loved loved loved stickers as girl. I remember having a sticker book. I love sharing the stickers I find with others especially the little ones! Thank you so much for the heart and nice response. Happy Day!
Comment: I really enjoyed your letter. Your kids sound amazing! And so does your grandpa. Those tricks really are crazy.
Response: Yep, evidently back in the day they took the trick part seriously! Give me candy to go away or watch out! I heard quite a bit about them soaping windows etc. too The candy was a bribe. Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: WOW!!! This is like Christmas! A great card & everything else is WONDERFUL things I can and definitely will Use!
Thank you so very much!
Response: I loved coloring that peacock PC. It was a bit hard to give up :) But I knew you would really enjoy it. Oh a tip about those stencils, if able use a 0.3 pen nib for the smaller/thinner ones. A ball point won't fit. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: These kitties are soo cute and perfect for this time of year! I had a kitty once named Shadow too. He was an indoor cat and he and his brother would meet me at the door standing on top of an end table so I could pet them as soon as I walked in, without having to take the time to bend down to their level! Thank you!
Response: I am so happy you liked the PC :) He just loves to meet me at the car, at the door, at the porch. Shadow just loves his chin rubs! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: It's been so nice having you as my partner these last few postcard swaps, you always add something special! I love the kitty stickers and Shadow sounds like such a sweetie! Kit is more of a watcher, but Duke and Luna are definitely snugglers. We can hold Duke like a baby and rub his tummy and Luna sleeps next to me every night :)
Response: Oh the same here! It is fun getting the same swap partner from time to time. Get to learn a little bit more about each other each swap. I am glad you liked the cat PCs they are so cute! I look forward to seeing your name on future swaps! <3 <3 <3
Comment: I squealed when I saw the ChooChoo Cat postcard! It will be a decoration for the house somewhere. Gnathonic is my favourite of your words as I have never heard it in my life and would never have known what it means. It is a useful word though! Thank you :D
Response: I love those PC from Jetoy! They are so darn cute! I am glad you enjoyed it so much. Thank you for the nice rating <3
Comment: I love your postcard! It’s a winner:) I love everything about it. I have a little board that I put holiday postcards on in my hallway. Yours will go right up there:) Happy Swaps! Happy Halloween 🎃
Response: I am so happy you liked it. I was very nervous about making a handmade card. Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the generous and lovely swap and letter Selene, it did bring me much joy! The watercolor card and envie are just beautiful and I love all the stickers and washi and PC. Many many hearts to you, have a lovely day!
Response: Thank you! I was nervous about getting this swap right. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Selena.. EXTRA STARS GALORE! Thank you so much for this wonderful box of goodies <3 I have the little purple dolphin (how many did you have to get to get purple!) and the blue seal sitting next me right now. I love them! And all the teas! They look wonderful.. can't wait to try them... The tiny air mail box with all the butterfly stickers - so cool! They are so colorful.. fun, fun! Also the tiny little bag with the glittery bird ephemera and the fun flower emphemera - also wonderful! Of course, the polar bear Party Animal tiny card you wrote your message on was the icing on the cake! I LOVE that set from Daiso and cry almost everyday that I am not close enough to frequent it. I literally send myself a huge box of bento boxes and other items every time I am in San Fran (about every other year.)..And it costs more than my luggage fees on the airline every time!!! Wish I had picked up some extra picks for swapping last time I was there! If I could give you a hundred hearts for your thoughtfulness, I definitely would. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :-) <3
Response: Thank you RiverTopanga for such a nice response. I am so happy my first swap was a success! I look forward to swapping even more now. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great little capsule toys! I love them! The dolphin and orca have found a home on top of my desk. And thank you for the extras! They are all wonderful, especially the lilac notebook. So thoughtful!
Response: Thank you zerosummons for the sweet notice. I am so happy that you enjoyed the items. I cannot wait to do more swaps!