Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely PC! I loved it and also loved reading about your story, you guys have been together for such a long time! I can't even imagine what that must feel like (great I guess lol!). I'm hoping you soon get my PC, if not I can send another one soon :) Thanks for this happy happy mail!
Response: Thanks for the great rating and the compliments. It is a labor of love but the most meaningful I've ever hoped to have had.
I got your PC and rated this morning. Thanks again for such a great swap!!! ♥♥
Comment: A shark swam into my PO box today! WOOOOO!!!! I love your penmanship, it's so pretty. Thank you for the sharkity shark! I did not have a bonnethead in my collection until just now :)
Response: My heart is so warm. I was hoping you'd like it. The penmanship is always such a worry because holding things with my right hand hasn't been easy since my stroke BUT it won't keep me down so I try extra hard and go slow to keep things legible and hopefully make my partners smile. I'm glad you were my partner and that you love sharks too. YAY! ♥♥
Comment: This is the BEST swap I ever done! Thank you for hosting it and sending the quotes. I really enjoy this swap! I didn't read them yet (waiting for all of them to arrive) but they are ready in my jar. I'm sure that a quote will be helpful when I'll be struggling (and it happens a lot). Thanks for trying to make the world (and at least mine!) a better place =)
Btw your letter wasn't arrived until today, so it wasn't picked up yet and I just found it in my mail box after a looong and unpleasant air fligh. Your letter was a beautiful gift that made me smile! =)
Response: I am humbled by the rating. Thanks for your kind words and enjoying even the thought of the swap. It means so very much to me. ♥♥♥♥
Comment: Thank you for the little blips of happiness that I got to add to my jar, I look forward to reading them. This swap has been popular amongst my family, they too like to draw from my jar daily :)
Response: It really makes my day to read it. This is probably my very favorite swap to do. The idea should spread all over. ♥
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, I love it so much ! I’d totally be ok with doing regular postcard trades, that would be cool ! I’d say my favorite character in Supernatural is Dean but I also love Lucifer, Crowley and Rowena a lot
Response: Yay! So glad you loved it. Let me know if you want to start the regular trades or if you want me to. I'm super bummed this is the last season of SPN coming up soon. :(
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderfully whelming swap, haha. I love the postcards you sent, especially the rhinos! The texture of the atc blanks and the patterned paper is seriously setting off some ideas. Thank you!
Response: I appreciate the kind rating. I was seriously worried about the whelm and did pick something else up for you so I will whelm you with a RAK as soon as my health is a bit better. Much love. xo♥
Comment: Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to begin with the amazing package you sent. I really felt like you've spoiled me rotten. I am so excited about the postcards, comic books, measuring tape, and washi tape. It was really great to come home to your wonderful swap after a long day. Thank you for the fantastic swap!
Response: I am grateful for such an awesome rating. I was nervous as the comics came from overseas so I was wondering if the timing would be right. Sorry my note didn't make the package but I am beyond thrilled to have spoiled you. Much love always!! ♥♥
Comment: Thanks for the PC Diane! I've seen Manson twice myself, I freagin love him, of course! I would've loved your first time, the AC Superstar album was the one that first got me into him and has been my favorite to this day. Have fun at your next one! I totes thought about going to that one myself. I'm gonna try to remember to send you a PC back actually, I love fangirling out!
Response: The show was kind of bittersweet for me. The drugs have sadly deteriorated him beyond what I could've believed. Rob Zombie was amazing as usual though. I'd love to fan girl and chat. If you have Instagram, add me and let's fan girl!! ♥ OH - and thanks for the awesome rating. xo.
Comment: Thank you very much for the card with advertising and a bike! We don’t have motorized BMX-events here (yet), but I’ve seen it on TV. It looks great, but for me the ‘normal’ BMX-events are exciting/scary enough (especially with my own kids in it 😉).
Response: I was so excited to find the card and hoped you'd love it. You definitely should check out a Supercross event if it ever comes near. Thanks for the great rating! xo♥
Comment: Love the postcard and vintage stamps! Thank you! Oh, the Devils have issues but maybe someday they’ll get it together again, ha ha!!! I loooove the summer. The hotter the better for me (but I love my A/C indoors!!) Have a great week! : )
Response: Thanks for the great rating! The heat and me divorced when I noticed I sweat. LOL. Have an amazing day! ♥
Comment: Hi Diane, thank you so much for the cute chimpanzee postcard :D I like it a lot. Also thank you for the sweet note on the postcard. I'm happy that you enjoyed your visit to my Instagram <3 You're so lucky you've seen Radiohead! They must be such exciting experiences.
Response: Thanks for a great rating. I'm happy you liked the postcard!! Yeah, I am lucky to have seen Radiohead twice. The first time was from quite a ways back so they looked like ants, but the music was phenomenal. The other was front row in a venue that only held 200 people. Both were during The Bends era and concerts I'll never forget. xo♥
Comment: Diane, I did indeed love the glittery card, the extra goodies, and reading your remarks about St. Louis! I too am very proud of my hometown so I can relate. The emotional moment when you see the Arch is similar to what I feel when I drive past Lake Ontario on the way into my city. Thanks for sharing <3
Response: Thanks so much for the super rating! It means a lot to receive more than a thanks and I am glad you enjoyed the swap. ♥♥
Comment: Omigosh, look at that cutie! Such soulful eyes! After my first kitty died I thought I could never care for a pet again... and now there's Loki :-) It was his eyes that did it for me, after I saw him I was totally in love! Sometimes there's just someone out there for you... I'm so happy you found Bronson (good job, wife!). Thank you for sharing with me <3
Response: Thanks for the great rating. I was thinking I could babble all day about him and I really could've. I often think of the quote associated with pets "Who saved who?" and the answer in my situation was that I was definitely (and still am) saved by Bronson♥.
Comment: Thank you, Diane, for the card and the tuck-ins. The mini-card that starts with "She's a dreamer. . . ." caught my attention, because decades ago I wrote a poem about myself that started out "She's a dreamer"! Good choice to send me♥
Response: I am thrilled that you liked the swap. I'm always nervous in hoping I match what I send to the recipient so I'm smiling with such a great rating. Much love! ♥
Comment: I am so happy to have gotten to know you over the years and I look forward to many more exchanges! Thank you for always being awesome! Hugs to both you and Jen. May your holidays be awesome, you deserve it!
Response: Thanks for the great rating. Much love to you always! â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thank you for the cute reindeer card! We are definitely not having bad weather! 72Â° F today!!! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!!
Response: I think it's coming though. I see the high this weekend is in the 20s. O.o I mean - let's get all 4 seasons done in a week, eh? Thanks so much for the rating! A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!! xoâ™¥
Comment: Hi Diane... got your journal yesterday, had to wait to rate until I was able to look at the whole thing! Wow! you did a nice job. So many concert tickets! Lucky you! My music likes are a bit more Old School... The Who, Stones, Denver, Carpenters.. etc. Different types of music.. because I like almost every type there is, including classical. The Coffee pages are wonderful! I can almost smell the coffee! The Dr. Who are great too! And I love, love the BOSTON spread. You are so clever. I used to go to Fanueil Hall and saw the Old North Church frequently when I was a teenager. We would take the train in to Boston Garden. I also enjoyed the Page One of Harry Potter. I recognized it immediately! Your lady bugs! Such adorable little buttons on their wings :-) I laughed when I saw the Back to the Future page... One of my all time favorites! Looks like the Topanga page is from a Russian map? I can't believe you found a "Topanga" in print on a map! And of course, Kali, the Polar Bear. How wonderful it was to see that too. Thank you so much for all the hard work and your thoughtfulness. I know these journals are a lot of hard work, because I did one too! haha, hehe. Yes, they are a challenge.. but what a way to challenge ourselves :-) Thank you! Swap On.
Response: â™¥ You have no clue how worried I was. I took on the idea to challenge myself to just do it. I am so happy that you liked it and I greatly appreciate the rating and the comments. I also value the duties of hosting so thanks for trusting me enough to join. It means a lot. Take care!!! â™¥
Comment: Guess what came in the mail today? Forwarded with about 5 other postcards from my old address. I hope you haven't actually sent the replacement yet. I actually drove through Missouri on my move cross country. I saw the arch, but couldn't get very close because the park was closed (I missed it by maybe 10 minutes). Thank you for the lovely card.
Response: Thanks for the sweet rating. I'd already sent another but I totally don't mind at all. It will give you more smiles and that's never a bad thing. I hope the move went well and that the new PC starts out the love at your new mailbox. I'm excited you enjoyed the swap. â™¥
Comment: Dear Daine,
Thank you so much for your postcard! I am currently listening to the songs on your playlist and they are nice ;-) It is cool to learn that you listen to The Used too! They are a part of my middle school memories!
The card itself is nice as well! Staying at Missouri, I am glad to receive a Missouri sunset card. The stamps are nice and cute as well. I appreciate it.
Response: Thanks for the great rating Jess! I love the Used still. They're a definite part of my life and I have so many memories attached to them also. Thanks for the compliments. I am thrilled that you liked the swap!! xoâ™¥
Comment: There are so many different things on swap bot, have you checked into the dotee dolls yet? Going to be my next experiment after I'm done experimenting with painting - which Is fun and different- but I'll never be an artist ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚
Response: Definitely. In over 10 years I've seen them all. Dottee's are so cute. My wife loved doing them but I have zero talent that way. Thanks for the great rating!! â™¥
Comment: Yay for Unicorn washi =) Thanks for the PC, it is a perfect fit into my collection. I love the lightning strikes in the background...ahh pistachios lol...I may need rehab haha ...Have a fantabulous week Diane
Response: I'm glad you liked the Unicorn washi! I thought it was so cute and it was on clearance at Michaels so it was demanding that I bought it. :D I'm glad you liked the PC and that it has a home in your collection. And now I might stop for some pistachios!! :D :D :D I might need rehab myself. Group rate? Have an amazing week yourself!! xoxoâ™¥
Comment: Nicely done, I like how you left part of the spine on...I also like that it showed up with only an 8Â¢ stamp! LOL
Response: I'm not sure how that even happened. :/ The stamps were 31 cents and 8 cents (I keep screenshots just in case). Lol. In any case, I'm glad you received and liked it. Thanks so much for the awesome rating! â™¥
Comment: Diane! Thanks for the st. louis card! Love that you shared your story- it's still normal. I'm glad that you sent to me ðŸ˜Š I hope we'll get partnered up soon! Love the hockey stickers by the way!
Comment: Great card of the gate at St Louis - I don't have it so it is well appreciated. Husband spent a week or so there at his Aunt's Bar (I believe) and had a great time. Even went to East St Louis to listen to some Jazz and came back in one piece. Got stopped by the cops as his Aunt had reported him and the car as missing. Took a bit of talking, but he convinced them he was car's owner and he was who he said he was. That was when he was a lot younger! Chris crispycritter
Response: A most excellent rating! Greatly appreciate that. To come out of East St Louis in one piece is some luck! Lol. It's a shame as the community that lives there are very cultured and kind. There's riff raff everywhere I suppose but there's a deep concentration there that love to keep the negativity spiraling. I am glad you enjoyed the PC. Thanks again for a great rating!
Comment: Aaaah I LOVE your package so much, thank you. So kind and generous and thoughtful, I am going to have so much fun with it (the octopus aaaaaah!). But, I am also a bit embarassed because I was only expecting something small and flat! I'm totally going to send you something extra :)
Response: What an excellent rating! Totally no need to send me anything else. It was my pleasure to spoil you!!
Comment: whoot!!! whoot!!! 5â™¥ just doesn't cover how much I LOVE everything you sent me Diane. Everything is absolutely so profile perfect it's like I was there putting everything together for myself. I adore the scarves! The TY bat is sitting on the shelf in the living room with my TY "Grim the Reaper". The sweets, the kitchen goodies, coasters everything Halloween Perfection. Thank You Thank You Thank You!!! â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Response: I'm blushing over the rating. I greatly appreciate the kind words you said. I had such a good time shopping for you and then putting it all together. Even if Jen did say "Ewh, who eats those orange and black things?!" I smiled and said your name and she said "Well, that's ok then". :) You're loved at my house. xoxoâ™¥
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I just returned from a holiday so I am well rested. Had to laugh, I was in St Louis last week! We took in a Cardinals game while there and other then that we just rested.
Response: How cool!! I hope you had fun here. I don't like baseball much but always have a good time at Cardinals games. Take care and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Apologies for just now sending this. Apparently I forgot to "save rating".
I loved the jar you sent! You spoiled me in the box even before I undid the bubble wrapped jar! Loved the notecards and papers and journal, the
little notepads a re adorable. I loved the J! Candy yum yum and I use the glass pebbles in my Mancala game! Thanks for everything!
Response: Thank you for the amazing rating. I had a blast hoping to spoil you and I am so glad to see that I did. I am so sorry for the crystals tainting the carmels :( I never even considered they would. I am so glad that you liked everything!! xoâ™¥
Comment: I absolutely LOVE this postcard. I would love to see a giant "bean". It is quite beautiful. My brother-in-law is from Chicago. Maybe I will ask if he's ever seen it. You're message is 100% correct as well. It is still a year and 1/2 away and the mud-slinging has begun. and OMG when the commercials begin. Holy crap on a stick. Anyway, thanks for a beautiful card.
Response: It was my favorite part of Chicago. It was fascinating :)
Comment: I love the PC....and the Cow-Nose Rays are awesome. At our aquarium we can pet the rays as well, but they are tiny ones. :) Thanks for a great card.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I love petting them. We have from tiny babies to huge ones. And they're in there with tiger sharks and horseshoe crabs. I love them all. Thanks for an amazing rating! â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thank you for hosting such an awesome swap. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful encouragements. I am going to print them and cut them up into strips and place them in a jar, so I can pull one out as I need a little encouragement. My favorite was: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. --Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happy Mother's Day blessings,
Comment: Thank you very much! My favorite item is the yellow/brown/green floral cup and I haven't had the chance to go through all the card games yet, but took a peak at a few and they look really cool. I'm sorry you had to spend so much in postage to get everything to me. Thanks for hosting the swap too! ... Yes, there were two of each cup; I can't believe you sent four! I would've been okay with just one. You packed them very well. Sorry, I must've said item (not plural) because the other cup's design was faded.
Response: There were 2 of each cup, right? I was trying to wrap and ship them in a way that they wouldn't break. I really appreciate the great rating!! xoxo
Comment: Hi, Diane! I got my slips of happiness late last week, and they are safely tucked in to my jar. I also appreciated the lovely note explaining the motivation behind the swap. Being a newbie myself, having a group to turn to with questions is a wonderful resource.
Happy Swapping, Penelope
Response: Thanks for the amazing rating. The swap was entirely my pleasure. I'm finishing up my jar and will begin folding my strips a bit more tonight. I have already had to read one though. Mondays, you know?!? :)
Comment: You didn't have to add the proof. I do trust you, I know you sent the package. I was so mad at the postoffice. :-o When I called customer's services of B-post that day, they told the date when they allegedly delivered the package. It was on a monday and I'm always home on mondays. It's one weekday that I have a free day from work and I specially keep that day for cleaning the house and swapbotting. So I never left the house that day. They were totally lying, they just didn't want to admit their mailman screwed up. :-/ I'm so sorry this has happened, I feel embarresed for the Belgian postoffice, they're truly a disaster. I went at the post office very angry and I think it scared them a bit, because they never screwed up like that anymore, that'll teach them. But enough about that, I just received you're amazing parcel. And I can honestly say that it was perfect! I'm so pleased with the large amount of postcards, they're really hard to get here in Belgium. :-o Then the lovely pictures of the zoo animals, they're so adorable! And wow! that were a lot of pens! (all lovely of course) The socks were nice soft and warm, I'm wearing them already. I couldn't find a thing that I didn't like or couldn't use, it was all great. You really spoiled me, so mission accomplished.Thank you so much for such a lovely swap! And again sorry that you had to re-send, I feel really bad about it.:-( You really deserve this rating, because you're such a great swap-partner. I wish I could give you a lot more hearts.
Response: Thanks for the amazing rating. I didn't even hesitate to re-send. I'd worried about that package since I mailed it. I really took your profile with me everywhere I went and wanted to do what the swap intended and spoil you. Some post offices aren't the best but at least they sent it back to me in tact so I wasn't "out" anything much at all. It makes my day to know that you got this and that you liked everything. â™¥
Comment: Wow, what a wonderful package! I love everything, especially the pyrex and sugar bowl (with a lid!), the books are great, the stitched boy is so cute, and also the santa, reindeer, and coconut bowl. You're generosity is overwhelming and I thank you from the bottom of my heart:-)
Response: My girlfriend and I searched high and low and wouldn't stop until we found something Pyrex. We went to shop after shop. Of course I wanted to wow you with the package, so your first word being wow is so special to me. Thanks for the amazing rating.
Comment: Diane, thank you for such a generous and thoughtful swap! I love everything. The nightgowns are pretty and fit well too! I especially loved the pink chiffon one. The cup and saucer is really unique, I've put them on my display shelf. Sadly the santa ornament did not survive :-( The ball had shattered. I'm still saving his top half, I think I can use him in a project. I really appreciate everything, and I'm so glad you were able to find stuff. I really worried my list was too constricting/not long enough.
Response: That was a cute ornament and I'm sad he didn't stay in tact. I am glad the other little Santa and the wooden one survived. ;) And of course I'm glad the the nightgowns fit and that you loved them. I was going to different shops to see which ones I could find. I thought I hit the jackpot with that pink one so I am totally happy that you loved everything!! <3
Comment: Diane Diane Diane.....I am blown away by your swap! I absolutely love everything. I am going to wear the scarf tomorrow to work. The sweat shirt is AWESOME! and all the trinkets and smelly goodies are perfect!!! You deserve far more than a 5â™¥ (Taco says thank you as well).
Response: I'm so glad that you liked everything!!! I can't thank you enough for the rating and for being so understanding. Thanks Paige (and Taco!) <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely animal postcards and note Diane! Wishing you Happy Holidays & a fantastic New Year! xo (ï½¡â—•â€¿â€¿â—•ï½¡) ETA: I LOVE the Harry Potter stamps! You're welcome, and I hope to swap with you soon.
Response: Glad you liked them cutie pie!! Happy holidays to you sweetie! <3 Thanks for the great rating.
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap and the cool St. Louis post card! I have never seen a card with a neat cut out like that - it's definitely going to be one of the more unique ones in my collection.
Response: Awwh. I **love** those postcards. There are 2 or 3 that we have here and I bought them for myself as well because I love that they're so different! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for the baseball stadium postcard! Baseball is definitely up there in my top sports. I'm a Boston fan, but I will admit that Albert Pujols was one of my favorite players when I was younger. Thanks again!
Response: I loved that I could get something that would fit for you. Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for choosing two special cards for me. It was great to find you in my mailbox again. I even missed your handwriting and the cute way you put hearts next to the recipients name :) I love the glitter card, don't have very many of these in my collection. And the green praying mantis rocks! I've wanted to visit the City Museum many times but haven't managed it yet.
Response: Thank you SO much for the awesome rating! I was getting nervous and ready to re-send some tomorrow so that you'd get your swap in time. I am happy that you liked everything. I went to 3 places to find what I thought would be just right. Thanks again. â™¥â™¥
Comment: Wow, I wish I could give you five stars! This was such a wonderful, thoughtful package to receive. I love all the fabric (you sent so much!), and I love Halloween too. So much fun to get something covered in bats and pumpkins already. :) You are AMAZING and THANK YOU!
Response: I was nervous because I went all Halloween so early and I didn't know you liked it. I was hoping that you'd like the fabric and couldn't decide what to send, so I went overboard. Thank YOU for such a great rating. It made my heart smile to make your package and the rating is just a bonus! xoâ™¥
Comment: There are a lot of places you'd like to visit, do you think you'll ever be able to afford all those trips? If I had the money I would definitely try to see as many places as possible. I hope you get to see them all!
Response: Thank you for the great rating! I actually think 1 or 2 trips a year would be possible for me financially but I have a dog that is older and I can't board her or get anyone to take care of her so, when she joins her brother in doggie heaven, I will start the bucket list. First destination-London :) Take care sweetie!
Comment: Thanks for your list! I also would like to donate bone marrow/platelets. Being able to give someone a chance they would otherwise not get. Happy travels on your list (as well as mine). If only time and money were not in the way! Thanks for hosting!
Response: No problem at all. Thanks for the great rating! â™¥
Comment: Stopping by with my troop of dancing gassy unicorns to say thanks for a fun swap. And thanks for calling out the turtle. Nice little turtles do not need to be saying bad words even if they are excited about strawberries.
Response: THAT'S what that smell was huh? I thought it was the turtle with more of his nonsense :) Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your pictures! They were all really great shots (much more arty than mine). And we lived a few years in Plum Hill IL, which pretty much isn't even a town, outside Nashville IL, which is a pretty tiny town, but close enough to St Louis that your photos made me feel very nostalgic.
Response: It was my pleasure to share. Thanks for your comment here and the PM as well (and the great rating). It touched my heart to be able to have made some connection for you. Much love â™¥â™¥
Comment: LOL! That story wasn't toooo bad... actually I leave my blinds open and walk around naked in my apartment all the time. I don't really think anyone is watching... but who knows! Maybe someone will catch a glimpse... ohh nooo ;)
Response: Ha. If they catch a glimpse of me though, I feel for them! Lol :)
Comment: fantastic package thank you!!! I wore the socks on halloween and the towels are hanging in my kitchen! thank you for all the fun items (the stamps, mini cat punch and confetti everywhere were great!!)
Response: Awesome!! I am so glad that you liked everything. I tried to make it special for you!! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your ATC! It came today in the mail. :) I lovelovelove zombies and really like how you distressed the picture! <3 Also I think it's funny that you recycled a real trading card for it. XD
Response: I am glad you liked it. I saw that you loved zombies on your profile and decided to go with that theme. I actually recycle real trading cards a lot because I like the thickness of them and they are always the right size. Thanks for the sweet rating. â™¥â™¥ xoxo
Comment: It's such a shame that pets (some) don't get to live as long as we do. There is a saying about animals someone once shared that you can take comfort in. " Saving one animal will not change the world, but for that one animal, the world will change forever. â™¥"
Response: Awesome quote and so very true!! Thanks for rating :)
Comment: I am so sorry you lost 2 of your babies. I can only hope that your little terrier was found by someone and has a lovely home. I lost my Sabre to old age/cancer. I'd like to think it was the old age that took him though, Your absolutely right though. It's the hardest thing loosing a furbabie. But it's the best reward having them :D
Response: Oh no, no one found her. She was hit by a car and died :( It was the hardest thing to see in the world. Thanks for the rating though. I appreciate it!!
Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap! I *really* appreciate how you personalized the 2 ATC's for me (yes, avocado is yummmmmy!), and the pens got here in the nick of time because one of the ones I've been using just died completely over the weekend! And, ahem, are you *sure* that you're prettier and funnier? LOL - thanks for the extra! Any time you want to do another swap, let me know :-)
Response: I was just coming to check to see if you got the package yet. I am SO happy you liked our Round 2! You are a great partner to swap with and I know we'll be doing it again soon. I'll let you be prettier if I get to be funnier!! Love ya!! â™¥
Comment: Diane, love the Frida postcard!!! I love the red paint you added to make it stand out, a nice touch and that stamp is perfect! Thank you and also for the nice message you put on the postcard :)) Made my day! Hugs!
Response: That was quick!! I am so happy you liked it. I had fun making it for you and finding the pics. Thanks for swapping with me and always making me smile. xoxoâ™¥â™¥
Comment: Thank you for the very sweet card of encouragement. You make me feel so good about myself, Diane! I hope you know you're an awesome, intelligent, beautiful woman!!!!!! The world is infinitely better with you in it. I also love your handwriting :) Thanks again, happy swapping, and keep on going with your fitness goals! xoxoxoxox
Response: You are amazing sweetheart and you should feel good about yourself. Thanks for the sweet rating and a bigger thanks for your friendship. I am very appreciative of it. â™¥
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! Did you notice that I was in a "Red Bird" ATC swap at the same time we were swapping? I do love cardinals, and SO appreciate you including them on the ATC! p.s. Thank you also for the other kind of "stamp" ... what a cool steampunky heart!
Response: I am so glad you liked the ATC. I kept trying to do something I could be proud of. I actually didn't notice the other red bird theme.
Thanks for swapping with me. It meant a lot. â™¥â™¥
Comment: Thanks for the two cool ATCs. Love the dragonfly one (of course) -- they were really buzzing around me when I was watering my garden yesterday. The GHO card is awesome -- you matched the eye color perfectly (one of the most amazing things on earth is the color of a GHO's eye!) Thanks so much for a fun swap! <3<3<3
Response: I was so nervous wondering if you'd like them, though I gave you fair warning. Lol. I am excited to read that you liked them. Especially the GHO one. I saw the image and it was stunning. I thought I'd be able to play with some textures and paints and make something good. Thanks for the rating and doing this swap with me :) â™¥â™¥
Comment: I'm attempting to rerate this again and see if it works and goes through this time. I never removed the rating in the first place or the comment and felt very bad someone would think I would do that. Thank you for the comment you left on my page. I too love LUSH so much and wish their was a store closer!! From your profile picture you're gorgeous Diane and don't let anyone try and tell you differently :)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable and inspiring card! I loved your tip and that is why I think Mall walking is such a great idea:) I appreciate you for all you do for our group and for hosting this swap. ♥
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and the compliments. It meant a lot. â™¥â™¥
Comment: absolutely love the photos! the drinks, you and your gf, your dogs (RIP) - you take wonderful photos and it seems you have a lot of fun in life. but i have to askkkk is jackson a dick in real life?! i've heard he is. =(
Response: No. Honestly Jackson is a very sweet and funny guy. At least that was my experience. Thanks for the compliments.
Comment: oh my goodness my purse would eat yours. i haven't worn a purse of that size in yearssss! lol prob better on my back if i did. =P but what a cute little purse and i love the post its in it! and look at you miss money bags - $48 cash. =P
Response: I love small purses. The ladies at work laugh at them all of the time. I am way too minimalistic to have a purse any larger. I'd have no clue what to put in it.
Comment: Diane, I love having a super sweet comment from you on my profile! I'm glad you love Harry Potter too. It shows good character :) You're awesome in 1000 and more ways. Thanks for the fantastic comment :D
Response: Well you're a super sweet girl. And you're far more awesome. â™¥â™¥
Comment: OH MAN. I seriously love these, Diane...lots. I love that you went classic with two of 'em and modern with the other (I adore Rob Zombie). They are gorgeous and I'm proud to have 'em. :) Yay!!
Response: As you know, until getting it ready for shipping; I had no clue you were my partner. I've been nervous hoping that I did something that you'd like so I'm totally excited that I was able to accomplish that. Jen wanted that Poe page, but I declined to give it to her. :)
Comment: Thanks Diane! The cards got here today and they are all great. Two new goblin cards to add to my little army :) The glow-in-the-dark uruk hai is very cool and the green gunk on the walking dead zombie is awesome too. The texture on all of the cards is great. The Bullet Bill card looks neat with the stitching too. Great job on all of them and thank you for the private swap. We will have to do more in the future!
Response: Thanks Luke. I had fun doing them and really enjoyed your part of the swap as well. I am so excited that you enjoyed them. I look forward to future swaps as well. â™¥
Comment: I AM SO EXCITED!!! I had also gotten an amazing Rick ATC! Now I have all the three hotties!!! Thank you SO much for the extra goodies and of course the Daryl eye candy card!! I absolutely love them! Going to put them on my wall near my postcard wall!! Thank you SO much!!!
Response: Awwh. You dont know how excited I was to make them esp the Daryl for youâ™¥!!!
Comment: I really, really wish you would stop beating yourself up over your artwork. They came today and I love them. The way you used texture and the mahogany/walnut contrasts were sublime. Don't comment back with any self-depracating remarks either or I will take away this heart because you're a dick about your awesome work. :p
Response: Thanks Phe. I was trying hard for you and I am glad you liked it :)
Comment: Thanks for the journal! Not going to lie, I cried while I read it. Cried like a big baby. I love the pictures you included. Your nephew is so cute! I swear, though, I think your brother is raising a mini-cannibal. He looked like he was trying to eat your face in a couple pictures. By the way, the pictures of you and your dad were so sweet!
Response: Thanks Liz. I put my everything into it and cried so much writing it. I was so nervous as to whether or not you'd like the writing/photo combo but I am glad you liked it. Andrew is a cannibal. :D Thanks for all of the compliments. I was scared.
Comment: I don't understand how you could think I wouldn't like it. I LOVE it! I was sooooo excited to see my goodies, and they were all me! Thank you!
ETA: Loved wrath. Haven't seen those movies in years. They used to scare the s*^% out of me!
Response: I was nervous you'd think it was TOO Twilight? LOL --Did you like Wrath?
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome CD!! And many apologies for not rating you earlier (crazy month). I love the selection of songs you put on there and I thought the way you sent it was pure genius! I never thought of using newspaper that way and now I have a new "green" idea - thanks! :)
Response: Thank you for the generous rating and comment. I appreciate it so much.
Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE them both!!! You are amazing, girl!!! Especially with your hand!!! I love the Funeral of Hearts one too - I am going to display these somewhere I can see them everyday!!! And using a playing card as an ATC back is such a FAB idea, I may just have to 'borrow' it, lol...!!! Love ya loads girly x.x.x.x <3
Response: I was nervous that you may not like them. Did you notice I put your name on the "Join Me" one? :) I had so much fun working on them cause I love ya and wanted you to enjoy them.
Comment: What did you use for the orange outline? (Skeleton head w/ skeleton body - two little buttons in the outline.) I love it when I can add texture to cards and that is what the outline does? Thanks for coordinating this swap. Sorry so late in rating. Life got in the way of my ATC time. Ugh.
Response: I used orange fabric paint and let it dry. Thanks for the rating and compliments. I appreciate it.
Comment: Thanks for you very clever ATC. It would be nice to get a little note and some type of protection eg. like some card. I use a couple of free ad postcards that is both intresting and it protects the ATC.
Comment: I fucking LOVE my skinny!!! You must have a Myers text book? JEALOUS!!! I love how it turned out and I can't say thanks enough for adding to my collection! He is my loverboy!!! Thanks darlin!
Response: Best rating ever :) After looking at a pic I couldn't even post it to my flickr because I totally thought you deserved a better one and I didn't do well. I am elated that you're so kind. --Yes, we have a couple of Halloween books (that was from Halloween 4).
Comment: This was such a fun swap!! I had a great time making my own ATC for it and could hardly wait to get yours. I'd love to see what everyone else did for this. Do you think they'd all post photos if asked? Thanks so much. This ATC will never be traded - oooh, I hate her so much! On a happier note, thank you for the tags included! I have been wondering where I could get some. I used to see them around all the time years ago.
Response: Thanks sweetheart for the great comments. I will email the participants and ask if they'd like to share and let you know. xoxo
Comment: Definitely worth the wait! Just my luck that it would come in the morning mail and taunt me all day long with its presence calling "look at me, put that important business shit aside, and browse my wonderful wrecked contents!"
Response: Thank you so very much. I really appreciate the comment and rating. You are an angel :)
Comment: Thanks for the great comment. Soap making is and isn't hard..If you want it perfect it's hard because bubbles have to be popped and one little slip and the whole thing is ruined. It's kind of frustrating actually but it's neat to have your own home made soap!! That is so cool that you may have spotted the mothman! I'd love to see it one day!
Comment: OMG MUSE <3. Always awesome to meet another Muse fan! I saw them last summer (I think?) and they were AMAZING. Very inspiring music, love it!
Wall-E!!! Disney ripped off of Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, but I forgive them because Wall-E was so good!
Love Mario! Sadly, I never got the chance to play the SNES. I had a deprived childhood!
Faramir, I know! Poor man. In the movies especially, I just want his daddy to hug him. FFffffffffffffff.
Sorry for the rambling, I just had to reply!
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile! It's fun learning what we have in common, Diane!
Comment: woo hoo!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE my ATC! and thank you with all of my heart for angelling the BC swap. the package rocked my world!! it was perfect! the "criminal" item cracked me up- i was watching lock-up, or one of those prison shows when i opened your swap and about peed my pants when i saw that! you're awesome-thank you!
Response: Thank you sweetheart! I appreciate the rating and was overwhelmed by the comment!! You made my day way better. XOXOXO
Comment: i finally received the journal, i did enjoy reading it.. sorry some of it was hard for you to write about..and i do understand that things happen and sometimes it takes longer than you thought.. hope everything is going good for you...
Response: Thank you so much for understanding. Also, thank you for being gracious in re-rating. There were times I just wanted to give up because it was the hardest thing I've ever done, but I'm glad I stuck in there because through it all, it helped. So, I can't thank you enough for being understanding. xo.
Comment: Diane! Thanks so much for the Zodiac killer ATC! The Zodiac is one serial killer that I've never been really into. I also always find his ATC to be hard to do. BUT, I think its hillarious how he got mad in one letter because people of SF wouldn't wear buttons with his symbol on it! AHAHAHAH...stupid ass. I also received my stationary! Thanks so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything, J!!! Thanks for your patience and understanding. It is sincerely appreciated!! xoxo
Comment: oh my gosh, where can I click to give you a 1-Bazillion rating with Infinity-stars???? I love you so much! You have spoiled me terribly. Your package was full of wonderful things and I adore everything! Thankyou!!!!!! <3
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I really like him. I found out that he died when I was looking for images for this swap and it made me sad too. I loved him in the movie Big Fish. Thank you for the Congress cards, they will fit nicely on my wall "de freak" as my brother calls it. Hahaha.....
Response: Yeah. :( We were watching 1000 Corpses last night and I was kinda mopey. :(
You are one of the few people brave enough to take Congress cards :D I think I'd sent you one or two before but I didn't think you'd mind more.
Comment: Great ATC's Diane, I love your choice of quote. Tim Burton's Vincent is prob one of my favourite things in the world ever!!! xo ;)
Response: Thanks sweetie :) I loved the quote too!!! Jen made a baking clay version of Tim's Vincent. Then used blue shag hair from a pillow and colored it black/gray. I'll have to post it to the group. :)
Comment: Thanx Diane!
My 1st fabric ATC and I love stitching! Well done. I really have to pre-make a bunch of sewn backdrops. I did buy a machine for a reason and that was months ago...Too many tools, so little time! LOL! Thanx for the inspiration!!
Comment: Diane! I got a kick out of all the write ups you did on the note and the back of the PC! Rockin!! I think the hand and fingerprints was a great idea, loves it!! Thanks so much for bringing Jen and I's hubby home to me!! ♥
Response: I was thinking you wouldn't like it much cause it was so odd. I'm glad you did though. :)
Comment: OMG, I got it... I am here squealing with DELIGHT!!! I love, love love it. Thank you SO very much sweetie. My very first "Darkness" ATC :). Also thank for the awesome napkins...I have never seen anything like them! AND the cute stamp. I love ya lots girl! Big hugs, Deb
(The lips are too dang clever! I have to ask.Is it really ink? LOL)
Response: I'm glad you like it. It isn't ink at all. It's black lipstick. On myself :) So you've just gotta love my DNA on your ATC. lol I read that you like napkins, and those are of the Swedish flag, like my icon. See that? I'm glad you liked the stamp too. I always get nervous that someone won't 'get' my 'art' if I can even sqeak that word in. At any rate; I just get in there and have fun making and your comment is rewarding and re-assuring. Thanks Deb!! I love ya!!
Comment: Got these today - thank you so much! I don't know why you were worried about them - I love them all! I think my very favorite one is the A-Ha "Take on Me" - one of my favorite songs and videos of ALL TIME! Love them!! Thank you for trading!!
Response: Thanks Laura. I was SO nervous!!! I didn't have chipboard and they didn't compare at all to yours.
Comment: I am so sorry Diane. I thought I had rated you, so I am glad you have let me know. I don't seem to get on the computer much - my son seems to have it most of the time! Thank you so much for the lovely atc, it is very pretty. many thanks Cheryl
Comment: Wonderful matchbox. I love how you stamped the words right around the box and even decorated the inside bottom. very cool! The decorated bamboo bead is really awesome. Thanks for the temp tattoo as well!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome Cedric ATC!!! Funny that I got this one just now because I just finished reading Twilight and have been picturing this actor all day in my head - and then poof! - he's in my mail as Cedric LOL! :) Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks for the recipes and for setting up the swap. Have you made the vegetable quiche before? It seems intersting and without eggs I was wondering how the texture is. Thanks for the extra recipes
Comment: Thanks so much-I love everything!! I love the cookbook, label sheets-I go through quickly so glad to get those definitely, and the tin of goodies. You definitely read my profile and I thank you so much!
Comment: Yikes Diane!! The one thing I am now truly TERRIFIED of after living in Tennessee is tornadoes! When I knew I was moving west in June, we had SO MANY tornado warnings that spring--my friends always knew to look for me in the basement at school! :( They called it "basement time" for me!
Comment: Again, thank you so much for the extras. I appreciated your sharing your story about Angel. I too have lost a sibling - two actually, one brother I lost at 2 months old and the other at 2 years old. I can certainly relate to a lot of what you said. Thank you for sharing something so personal with me! You are such a sweetheart, and deserve a whole lot of hearts!
Response: what a great read this was! i LOVED hearing about your dad. you are truly lucky to have had someone like him in your life. :]
Comment: Your letters were wonderful, and touching to read. Thank you so much for sharing so much with me, it meant a lot. And thank you so much for the extra teas!! Look forward to a PM from me sometime later today when I have a chance to sit down and write to you, I have a lot I'd like to say! :) Thank you SO MUCH!
Response: i can't say you're welcome enough. you're a wonderful person yourself!!
Comment: The LOTR stuff was small but the extras made it even better than getting more LOTR things. Thanks bunches!!! You definetely checked out my profile for my favorites..... :) Have a heart and thanks again!
Response: the swap called for large or small. all i had was small stuff :( that's why i made up for it. glad you liked it :D
Comment: I loved the letter and the stickers. I didn't find my perfect career until I was 35, and it was something I never even thought about doing before that! Thanks so much, you were a perfect first swap [for me] partner!!!
Response: thank you so very much. i'm glad you enjoyed it as much as i did :]