Comment: Thank you for the Jerusalem postcard. Our cruise ship stopped at Israel and we could have bused it to Jerusalem. Our friends made arrangements for a private tour of Haifa instead. We visited a kibbutz...very interesting. It was a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing. Joy
Comment: Thank you for your answers to the questions. Thank you for sharing the Bible study with others. That brings me encouragement. I like the magnet. Thank you for sharing the powerful testimony of God’s touch upon your life.
Response: You are welcome. Several church members did fill out the questions are also said Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful swap with nice letter about friendships. You sound like a fun person to be friends with. I hope to get to know you better. And, thank you for sharing from your collection.
Comment: I genuinely appreciate your reading my profile and making me an upcycled-calendar-page bookmark of merpeople to fit me astrological sign! You rocked this swap and made my day!! Mahalo/Thank you!
Comment: Linda, I absolutely love the way that you have all written like it was a little church bulletin. That is such a cute and organized way to set it up like that! Also, thank you for all the postcards - I love them all, especially the Jerusalem and Bethlehem ones but then too, I really liked the others as well + the adorable bookmark. Would give you many hearts if I could. Thank you so, so much! (Hugs)
Response: You are so welcome and thanks for the many hearts. God Bless
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC and list. I like your list... yum!
A lawyer, I didn't know that. So often we learn of historic figures and what they did to become such, but never know what they did with their 'real' lives.
Comment: Linda, thank you SO much for the book! I read Dewey a while back but it was loaned from the library and I'm delighted to have my own copy. You were right about the need for tissues though because just reading the extra chapter exclusive to the paperback had me sniffling!
Response: There is a second book-Dewey's Nine Lives by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter
Comment: (((Linda!!!))) Oh my word gal, you spoiled me beyond rotten!! I'm happy dancing with all of the extra goodies you sent me! AHHHHH!!! And the fact that you are joining in the rock fun AND sent me a smiley rock - LOVE IT! So excited to get someone else involved. I will definitely look you up on Facebook. Thank you soon to be friend, I'm thrilled beyond words.
Comment: Thanks for this special blessing too! Means a lot to me! So, who's Frito? didn't see that name on your pet list... We used to have a dog named Frito and I swear my dad loved him more than he did us!! Hope you're feeling better... Thank you!
Response: Frito was my chihuahua when I joined Swap-bot. He was my bestest buddy for 15 years. He passed in 2016. And I loved him more than my kids...LOL!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard! I appreciate that shared with me. Two people who are very close to me have the same situation. I have learned how to be supportive. Just as we all need from one another in all of life. Happy Swapping ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the books. I like Rita Mae Brown books and I have not read this one - so looking forward to that. I have not read anything by Rachel Lee and I like to read different authors - so this should be fun.
Comment: Hi Linda! Always fun to be partners and as usual you did a wonderful job on this swap! I love your Flowers and Butterfly theme!! This was such a fun swap!! Thanks for making my day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the NEAT post card. I checked out the web site. WOW !! The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN has a few Chihuly pieces. They're awesome. I've thought that this book looked interesting. Unique pairing of authors. That just makes me want to read it. Thanks again.
Comment: Thanks for the postcards. Some of them are cute actually. I've been to Spring Mill State Park (the one with the spooky looking guy at the cave entrance). My dad and I actually hiked down to the entrance to one of the other caves there. It was quite a long distance, especially back up the hill 💜
Comment: Linda...so good to hear from you...I had forgotten you moved when you retired. The promise of visiting you and having NO SNOW sounds too good to be true...what a winter we are STILL having here in NY..UGH!! Thank you for the fun PC and the blessing on my home...hugs across the miles...Charlene
Comment: Great cards, Linda--love 'em all. I hadn't seen the 10 Years of Swap-bot card before, so I really appreciate getting one of those! I've been on 'the bot' for almost 8 of the 10 years. thanks much - Carol
Comment: Hi Linda! Thanks for the postcard with your weather. Boy! You have it hot there! Our friend from Jackson GA is here and he said he is loving our cooler weather, which is about 68-70. I thought it was too cool; however, I think 91 is too hot! So what can you do? Thanks for sharing the weather there and it will cool off one of these days! Thanks again!!
Response: It has finally dropped down to a normal Fall temperature. Doors are open and enjoying the day. Still no rain which is fine with me.
Comment: Linda...it was good to get a note from you...it has been forever since we were partnered! I had my first train ride in my 50's and it made me motion sick...bummer but at least I checked it off my bucket list :) I have a sister that lives near Dollywood and I'd love to visit that area sometime! Thanks for the great PC! Hugs,,,Charlene
Response: Dollywood is awesome. I had a great day:-)
Comment: What a fantastic PC for this swap. . . and a fantastic recruiting poster -- who would've thought this poster would be from WWI -- not me that's for sure but I love it!! Thanks again and hope to see you in future swaps ~~
Comment: Good to be swapping with you again! I love the card you colored, and I will enjoy coloring the other one to send on. WOW! Tornado in Georgia! Fortunately, we haven't had one here since 1990, when it took out our trees, and our nephew's home next door. Glad you were spared. Have a blessed Easter. Loved the bunny card too.
Response: On the news yesterday-Georgia has had the most Tornados in the US this year...WOW!
Comment: Linda I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. I really identified with you on the question of less work vs. more that you enjoy. I have never understood people who act like they want to have less work to do. In the end they would be so bored. <3
Comment: Hi Linda! Honestly I was sure the book I would get for this swap wouldn't be one I'd be interested in. But Tim Allen! A nice surprise. I loved Home Improvement and sometimes watch Last Man Standing. Thank you!
Comment: That is kind of cool that you live in a town called Bethlehem. That sounds like it would be a nice place to visit (the one you visited...though I'm sure your town is nice too). Thank you for the card.
Comment: Card arrived in today's mail :) Before reading this was of Bethlehem was looking at the picture and seeing if I could figure out the B was hahah...we were like maybe bowl planters, bell tower...haha..then turned it over oooooh!!! Bethlehem!! nice! :) Thank you for the wonderful card hope you have a wonderful Christmas too and Happy New Years
Comment: I got a kick out of your answers...I agree with almost all of them ;)
Saw your profile and have to ask...did you eat at Paula DeenÂ´s Kitchen in Pigeon Forge when you went? ItÂ´s one of my favorites out there!
Response: No-we had Fried Green Tomatoes/Bacon/Lettuce Sandwiches. I did eat at Bubba's in Savannah, GA 2012. It was a 2 hr wait to get into Paula Deen's
Comment: Beautiful PC! We've never been to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens...I didn't even know there was such a place. We live about 2.5 hrs away. I am definitely putting this on my list of "Places to Go"
Comment: Thanks for the Chihuly card. We went to his museum in Seattle and marveled at his works! I also enjoyed your lists. I can't identify with someone who has lived in as many places as you have. I have never moved out of California!!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I was in Atlanta visiting friends several years ago and they took me to the Chihuly installation at the botanical garden. Absolutely loved it! Thanks for sharing your list :)
Comment: Oh wow. You lived in Greece? That's so awesome! I have always wanted to travel there. :) Thank you for your answers! It really was more difficult to answer than expected, but I'm so glad to have read yours. Have an amazing day!!
Comment: 1. Spaghetti sauce with a worm is a genius idea. Totally stealing that (if I am ever faced with that challenge). 2. I think you're right - Victoria's Secret models are probably robots. I really enjoyed your answers!
Comment: All I can say is WOW what a fantastic Pocket Letter - every pocket was filled with wonderfulness. Thank you for taking time to read my profile and putting in goodies you knew I would enjoy - I loved your letter as well! Thank you, thank you!!!
Response: I am really enjoy Pocket Letters & love your comments. Thanks for the Heart:-)
Comment: Linda...it showed up today! I absolutely adore everything you sent me. The potholder and towel are so cute. And Reeses Pieces..yum! I can't wait to get home to hang up my bird wind chime. Thank you for the lovely card as well.
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment and Heart. I got a Bird for me also:-)
Comment: Loved this, you must have esp. I LOVE ELVIS, his pic is in my craft room, loved all the goodies and the pocket letter was great!!! I've really learned a lot from you about thinking outside the box. Thank-you!
Response: Your welcome and thank you for the compliment & Heart-)
Comment: Thank you for a great colored page for my collection. I loved it! I also love the extra pages you sent & I can't wait to do the stickers. I have not bought any of those yet & I am dying to try them. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thanks for the fun pages, Linda! I can tell that you tried to choose some just for me. and ahhhh...scuba diving in Greece - sounds amazing! since my kids have been born, I have only been diving 1 time. I miss it.
Comment: I got my buttons today and I appreciate the diverse collection including a little pink & yellow flower power button and two of my initials DJ. I notice by your note that you are on paperbackswap too!! It's good to know there are other people who appreciate books as much as I do.
Thanks again I appreciate it.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty flower pocket letter! It had 22 cents postage due and it looks like you had it weighed at the post office. Guess they don't always know what they're doing either....or one post office weighs it different than another. Weird!
Comment: HI Linda, I know that we have been partners before, but it has been a long time. I will put out my overlarge postcards and see about getting them to you..may be a couple of weeks because of $$. THANK YOU!!
Comment: The pocket letter you sent is so incredibly pretty! I really love the top middle pocket with the blocky snowflake over the snowy creek. What a great way to re-use old holiday cards! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the Heart. I love making & receiving Pocket Letters:-)
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and the welcome; Atlanta is on my short-list for places I want to visit one day. I have no idea where you found a sticker of a zebra wearing a feathered hat, but it's awesome! Thanks again and take care :)
Response: I don't know where I find half the stuff I own. Probably got it in another Swap:-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card & pencils. The USPS machines didn't like them though & tore them up pretty good. (maybe hand-cancelling next time would be better? ;-) At any rate, I loved it all & thank you for a great swap. Merry Christmas! â™¥
Comment: Hi Linda! Thanks so much for the wonderful Flower cards. I love them! You are amazing for sending all the extras! I can't wait to add them to my collections. Thank you for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Wonderful, wonderful assortment and don't care if its not random-love it. Thanks also for the lovely book on Denmark-that some good fodder for another project-love the typewriter postcard-that will have to go into one of my junk journals-thanks for sharing
Comment: What a delightful package full of wonderful fall treats! I loved the oven mitt and 2 plant decorations. So perfect since my free time is spent between cooking and gardening! I love having decorative leaves to scatter around the house - I can never have enough :)
Comment: Hello Linda, thank you for the Four Seasons of Splendor Great Smoky Mountains postcard, multi-view you sent to me. Your deserve a heart to share this postcard with me. And thank you for the quote. Happy October to you!
Comment: Thanks for pocket letter with all the neat enclosures and all the themed papers. Pretty awesome. You had fun with it -- and that is what counts and makes something plesureable to receive. Hope your pocket letter days continue to be great fun!
Comment: Linda, this is a great pocket letter! Love all the goodies and you even included my darling Scooby!!!!! I really appreciate that you read my profile so thoroughly and sent me such personal things!!! Thank you so much!
Comment: I love everything you put in my pocket letter. Very thoughtful of you to include items based on my profile. My daughter lives in the same town as garth brooks, owasso ok. I enjoyed your letter.
Comment: 3/21/15 - Thank you! The envie was ripped and didn't have tea in it. But that is totally okay! I really like the postcard and the extra you sent. And the book mark is totally awesome too! This was a really great swap. Thank you for reading my profile. 3/26/15 - Thank you so much for sending the tea & extras! That was very sweet of you! But you didn't have to do that. The swap was totally awesome! That was why you got a heart! Wish I could give you another for all the tea you sent! Thank you again! :)
Response: Darn Post Office. I will re-send the Tea. Thank you for the Heart. Hugs:-)
Comment: Love the tea holder, been watch some you tube video cause wanting to make some for Active Day center where I go, may try one like your, very cute. Thanks! Will try the teas tomorrow. Thanks for joining the swap.
Comment: Hi Linda! Always enjoy having you as a partner! Love the cornbread recipe - yum! I love my cornbread with sugar, that way it is almost like desert! LOL! My DIL to be is making Thanksgiving dinner and she is so excited to make a turkey with all the fixings! I am just excited to spend time with family! How about you? Love the quote and yes finding out if the loser gets anything is important as well! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Linda! Love the Virginia pc and wish we would have been able to see the lighthouse, if I had not messed that up - sigh! LOL! Love your quotes as well! Always enjoy when we are partners! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Linda! Love the pc and another reason for me to travel back that way! What fun words and I have not heard them before so you did expand my vocab! Great Monday Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Good to be swapping with you again. Thanks so much for the cute post card. It certainly made me smile. My great grandson and I have watched Finding Nemo so many times I think I could do the entire dialog. Guess he will get this post card for his bedroom wall. Thank you so very much.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute band aids! I am so sorry to hear about your dog that passed :( I have had many animals that have passed and it is so hard. All of my pets are like my children and it hurts whenever they have to leave =/ Well I hope you have a nice day! Thank you again <3
Comment: LOL, Got 2 pieces of mail from you today! Thanks for the nice ATC and the die cuts, I can always use those! Retirement does free up some time to do all those things you never had time for! Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of such a historic and beautiful cemetery. A lot of history is there and so many, many graves, I'm sure it is a very large and I would enjoy walking through it for the history that lies there . Thank you for a great swap.
Comment: Thank you Linda for the postcards, especially the large PCs you sent to me for the swap! You are kind to share them with me. Brings back memories of late husband, we lived in Virginia 3 places: Northern Arlington, Reston, & Williamsburg. Happy Summer to you & your family!
Comment: I love the ATC you made me.I can't believe you live in Stafford Va. My mother ans sister and even I lived not far from Stafford I can't for the life of me remember the name I believe its something like Aqua or something to do with water .I think we lived off of 610 maybe.I know that whole area has changed alot that was 20 years ago.It was all country back then.I worked on the base at The Basic School for officers.
Response: You are referring to Aquia Harbor. It is about 2 miles from my home. I am 2 minutes off of 610.
Comment: Hello Partner,
Thank you for the Washington, DC PC. I loved it. I visited DC back in the early 70s but I did not see a lot of the memorials and monuments. It's time to take a trip I say.
Response: Come in the Spring or Fall-Summer here is HOT/HUMID!
Comment: Thank you so much, Linda. I absolutely LOVE the perfect, all American 4th of July postcard you sent me. It's great, and I'm happy to add it to my collection. Thanks again, and have a very Happy 4th! Have fun swapping, too. :)
Comment: What a pretty washi card you made - I love the color combination you used. You did great on wrapping and sending the tape, and I'm glad you sent me some gold samples, as that's what I prefer, rather than silver. You mentioned I like silver in your letter, but I think you meant gold. The wide tapes were fun too. I hope to see you in more tape sample swaps now :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the well made scrappy ATC. I like how you also made the back with scraps too. thanks for the extra paper scraps and the stress relief tip. We were joking amongst ourselves the other day about the baseball team from El Paso named the Chihuahuas. It seems funny to us. Thanks for the laugh!
Comment: Linda....LOVE the ATC you sent!! So creative! Also enjoyed reading your note...I love to hear the sound of rain on a tin roof too!! As I'm writing this, we are having a rainstorm here - I love the smell of rain - nothing compares!! Thanks for the buttons that spell out my name....How thoughtful!! Many hearts to you..... :-)
Response: You are so welcome and thanks for the Heart:-) It has been raining here for two days-Flood & Tornado Warnings!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card of cherry blossoms. I visited DC right after graduating in 1964 and haven't been back. It was beautiful then so I can only imagine how much more beautiful it is now. Thanks again!
Comment: Your ATCs are awesome!!! I love them both. I can't believe you actually put coffee beans on the ATC---so creative and clever!! You were so generous with the extras. I wish I could give you more hearts---Now, I think it's time for a cup of coffee ...
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment and the Heart. I am drinking my morning cup of coffee right now:-)
Comment: I LOVE the French hens! They're really French hanging out by the Eifel Tower! Lucky hens! Thanks for the cool Christmas papers too. Also great envie! The mailman said to my roomie Pat, " you're not going to believe this, you guys got a Christmas card! " thank you!
Response: Thank you for the lovely Comment and Heart. My craft room/living room has decorations for all the Holidays year round.
Comment: I can't believe these are your 1st and 2nd tags you've made... They are awesome! I especially love the one with the key. Thank you for the extra papers and your funny quote! Also love the washi tape on the envie and the postage stamps! Thank you for a great swap!
Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the Heart:-)
Comment: Really great handmade postcard. Loved it. Thank you so much for participating in this swap and I appreciate the unique custom made earth day card. It is truly special and it's great how you are so committed to the environment!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment and Heart. Hug a Tree:-)
Comment: Wow, Thank you, thank you, thank you, so much, Linda not only for the beautiful card (you are so talented, great job!) but also for sharing the teas with me, which I am very excited to try soon, as well as your favorite quotes and sayings...You are a GREAT swap partner, and I am thrilled with everything you sent. In case I haven't said it before...Thank you! :)
Response: You are so Welcome and Thank you for the lovely Comment and Heart. Just finished a cup of Chai Tea myself-now must get to work:-)
Comment: Linda, first ~ I am so sorry I am rating late! second.....YOU ROCK!!! That ATC is amazing, I love it!! Thank you so much for the awesome extra's and that story reminded me of a time when I was very young ~ my mom called the fire department when she saw a snake eating an animal ~ I think it was a mouse....thank you, thank you!! XO Kelly
Response: Thank you for the comment and Heart. My Mom did not call the Fire Dept-she shot a hole through the side of the house trying to kill a snake...LOL!
Comment: Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the wonderful teas and the GREAT postcard and everything you included on the paper!! It made for a very enjoyable swap! I am excited to try the new teas! :D Thank you so much. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the lovely Comment and Heart:-)
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC!!! Minnie sounds like a gem! Yes, the children, of all species, are the ones that suffer the most in those situations. Thankfully there are people like us to pick up the slack!!!!! ATC Jams are when you have multiple people working on an ATC. Most of the time they make 3 nearly identical ATCs, one for each partner. It's a blast, but very time consuming :)
Response: Thank you for the lovely Comment and Heart:-)
Comment: I love all the little goodies inside! Such a selection, and the bat! I didn't even think of a bat as a thing with wings, the minute I saw it I thought duh, of course!
The little angel I think will live in my printers tray shadow box. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment, heart and I am glad you like the Angel. I had made several for my granddaughters also:-)
Comment: I really enjoyed your package. What a fun time I had! I love the tea, sunflowers and I really love the daisy seeds. I don't have these right now so I'm excited to have them in the garden! Your Virginia poem is excellent. A lot of fun!
Response: Thank you for your lovely comment and the Heart:-)
Comment: WOW, it's nice when someone takes the time to send something from a profile that the receiver likes. Love the Civil War postcards. My husband already took them to display with our Civil War books that belonged to my younger brother who passed away. Very colorful envelope too! Thanks!!
Response: The best part of Swap-bot is reading the Profiles and using that information to find the close to perfect selection. Thank you for the Heart:-)
Comment: Thank you for the Kitty ATC. I haven't done anything with bottle caps in a long time. You have given me inspiration! Can't wait to try the recipe. We love Potato soup, and this one sounds good!
Comment: Love my dictionary with the pink flower and the bling.....And thank for all the santa stuff....Yes, I agree I love to read profiles and actually get an idea of who I am sending to...Some people have a very bleak profile..I think mine rambles around alot..hahahahahahha Hugs 'n â™¥â™¥â™¥'s
Comment: Oh my gawd, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!!! It is so cute :) And I love your idea about doing the whole alphabet so that I will have flash cards for Leoni. I hope you start the alphabet all over again because we only just started. Thanks so much, this swap was a lot of fun :)
Comment: You didn't want these?!?!?! Wowowow!! Thank you So much! What a great re-gift! A giant set of rubber stamps and the inks and even glitter - All the stuff to make fab envies and stuff - Thank you so very much! You're theee best!
Hope the New Year is starting off splendidly for you.
A Zillion stars for you!
Hi there! ~ I just received packet 1 of two - Thank you SOsososoososo much for allll those cute recipe cards - I reallyreallyreally can use them - Thank you So much! When I get the real packet for this swap, I'll re-do this rating. Thanks again, so much - I really do appreciate this. xx
Comment: Thank you so much for the GREAT map postcard! I Love it!!! :D I saw you had your return address on the pc. Would you like a return pc? I have some beautiful ones from Arizona. :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: My heart stopped when I first seen the 20! I thought NO don't cut up a real $20 send it to me!! lol Love it!
Response: I found the $20 when I was cleaning out an office at work. I was excited until I opened it up and realized it was an advertisement... Saved it just waiting for the perfect project to recycle.
Comment: I just got the atc starting with "O" yesterday the 19th of Dec. I wonder why it took over a week to get to me, it usually takes only 3days. The postal service keeps going up on postage and down on deliveries.
Comment: Hey-It was great to "meet" someone older than me on Swapbot! Just got done reading your profile and liked it very much! Another thing I like very much is the pair of ATC's that you sent me. We finally have a white Christmas as it snowed earlier this week-but now it is just cold cold out-like below zero cold! Liked the quote(how true) and the fireman joke was so good I'll have to share with my book club this week! Thanks for sharing and swapping-have a great holiday season!
Response: Thank you for your lovely comment & Heart. We are anticipating sleet, snow and ice tonite & tomorrow!
Comment: Gorgeous Christmas Card made with Washi Tape Linda. Thank you for hand making this card for me & including the words to "Christmas Joys." You have put me into the Christmas spirit. Your card I will be putting on display in my apt entry way.
Response: Thank you for the lovely Comment and Heart:-)
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE 'my initials!!' I was working on a craft last night when I realized I needed to buy a new glue stick next time I go shopping....then suddenly glue sticks appear in my mail!! I'm always curious, in initial swaps, to see what people find for my last name. "U" is not an easy letter...but thank you for being so creative and making me a "U" to hang on the wall. You are so clever! HUGS!!
Response: So happy you liked and thank you for the lovely comment and Heart:-)Also, did you find the little Turtle?
Comment: Thank you so very much for the two postcards. I think these are two of the coolest pcs I've ever received. My husband and I both loved the Confederate Battle Flags pc and I sure wish I could get great ones like these and of course loved the USA flags, too. Thank you again for such a great swap and for the extra. I wish I could give you 50 HEARTS!!!
Comment: Linda--I love all FOUR of the gift card holders you made! I am definitely needing one for my son as we are celebrating Christmas during the Thanksgiving week-end as the three of them will be hard-pressed to be here for Christmas with it in the middle of the week and with my son's travel for his job. After our "Christ-giving" week-end, he will fly out of Dallas to his next plant site for review and inspection. He works for a huge company that makes a few food items we find in the grocery market, but mainly they make the ingredients that go into those grocery products. This is just about the end of his first year, and he's hoping that the travel time will be reduced immensely. So a gift card is going to be easier for him that figuring out how to get all his stuff home without shipping $$$.
Thanks so much for all of them--cannot decide which one I like best!
Response: Thank you for the lovely Comment and Heart:-)
Comment: I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED my money holders! (Thank you for the extra one) I am going to copy your envie idea! Why didn't I think of that? I appreciated your reading my profile and enjoyed reading the Chocolate jokes! Thank you so much! Ali
Response: Thank you for the lovely Comment and Heart:-)
Comment: This flower is absolutely gorgeous. I love that the ink on the cut-outs for the petals give the illusion of texture. The Card is lovely too, I cant stop touching the fuzzy strip! You're amazing!
Response: Thank you for your lovely comment and the Heart.
Comment: LOVED the postcards!!! I could tell you looked at my Profile. I think the Swallowtail Butterfly postcard was my favorite - it made me gasp at its vibrant beauty! But then I loved the Virginia State pc with the bright red cardinal and dogwoods. And the Virginia lighthouses, and the Arlington National Cemetery, and of course, ERNIE THE ENVELOPE! :) Thank you for bringing a smile to my evening! :) I want to visit Virginia even more after all these lovely pcs.
Response: Reading the Profile's of my Partner is the best part of Swap-bot:-) Thank you for the great comments and Heart.
Comment: you didn't know if this was mix media atc, it is. you have several tech on the card and I like it very much.read your profile and you should start an art journal, go on utube and see for yourself. thanks for the quote and story funny :)
Comment: I am just blessed as I can be by your personalized beaded PC! One of the beads was broken in the mailing process but I love it just the same. It is my initial and it reminds me that I have broken pieces about me and my person but I am still me. That E may have a broken bead, but it is still me. This ATC is getting a magnet and going right on my frig! I am so grateful for your thoughtfulness. Enjoyed your jokes too. Many blessings to you, ellie
Comment: Hi Linda!!! Thanks so much for the 2 awesome "Washi tape" ATC's you made for me!! I especially like the "dragonfly" one!! Good eye on my profile!! I loved that you wrote me and said you read it and encouraged me to read yours!.....which guess what?... I had already read..because I have a habit of reading WHO is sending ME my swap!! LOL! I had NO doubt I would LOVE it!! Which I do!! I totally LOVED all the quotes and sayings you sent me!! Just want I love!! Thank you for making my day and beyond!! You deserve many hearts !!! Love to swap again!! and be friends for sure!!! Your awesome!!
ps....sorry for the "late" rating.. I had a funeral last week and now another this week! bummer!! I apologize!
Response: Thank you for the super lovely Comment. Reading the Profiles are the best part of Swapping:-)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful indigo bunting card and the red cardinal page from one of your birds & blooms magazines. I saw some back issues at our local library this weekend and may have to get myself a subscription. Thanks again!
Comment: Great large letter PC . . . and Virginia is certainly a state for all seasons, one of the things I love about it. I enjoyed the poem you sent. . . so very true and I'm going to put it in my studio so I can read it over and over again - thanks so much! Have a great weekend ~~
Comment: Thanks for a PC that is just the right style for me--shabby chic/vintage. I notice just a hint of sparkle all over it and am wondering how you did that or what product you used to get the subtle hint of bling because it is just right for me because most bling is TOO bling for me. Have a good week-end, and I hope you host more swaps.
Response: Shimmer from Stamp-up:-) and Thanks for the Heart
Comment: What a good idea to decorate the back, too! I've just been putting my regular old business card there, but I think I'll do what you've done. It'd look better, especially if it's actually hanging on a tree.
Response: I do all my Christmas type ATCs front and back and with a Hanger. Glad you liked it:-)
Comment: Holy Molly! You're most definitely one of the people who make Swap Bot such joy! Thank you sooooo much for your lovely package! It was great fun looking through everything you sent! Thank you for all the flowers, stamps, wooden flowers, ribbon, awesomeeeee note card, all the cool paper, and your website suggestions and cute quote. :-) What a great swap! :-)
Response: Thank you for the great comments and the Heart:-)
Comment: Linda, what a LOVELY hand stamped card! I am normally not a fan of layers but the colore you chose go together so well. The little girl on the swing just makes me feel like I am swinging with her. Beautiful! I will check out your profile and those websites you suggested. also a big thank you for the fireman joke. I love a good laugh! blessings, ellie
Response: Thank you for the great comments and the Heart:-) Tonite is Stampin Up nite!
Comment: Thank you! I've watched Brad Meltzer's television show many times and found it fascinating. I love mystery, murder and conspiracies. I think this will be one of those books I won't be able to put down. I also loved your note. Your DC visit sounded wonderful. Thank you for a great swap!!
Comment: Thank you for the description of the Brad Meltzer's book! I have already read a few of his and have been looking for a new one -- I looked up The First Counsel which you recommended, and it is not available at my library so I will be out looking for it to purchase! It seems we also read some of the same authors -- may I recommend reading ANY by Linwood Barclay! You'll love them!
Response: Thank you for the recommendation. Go to www.paperbackswap.com and check out what they have to offer.
Comment: If I could give you a truckload of hearts I would!!!! Your ATC is soooooo gorgeous! I love the detail and colors! And the papers are spot on.... love them all :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: You are so welcome. Comments like yours is why a keep Swapping:-)
Comment: I grew up in Wisconsin, and our neighbor had a daughter, whose name was Linda Martin! Thanks for the great PC! I will have to try that recipe with Alaskan crab. My friend, Jim, cans it. Great stories too. I will be travelling up that way in the next couple months, and will have to check out the places you mentioned. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So glad you like them and thanks for the Heart:-)
Comment: I totally love the name. Thank you for my book. I enjoy the fact that you picked it out especially for me. That little bit of personal is what makes swap-bot so nice. I haven't read it yet, but will think of you while I do!
Comment: A fun envelope of stuff, Thank You. I don't know how big your containers of yarn are,but that sounds like a lot. I have filled a closet full to over flowing with yarn, crochet thread and ribbons mostly, two dressers filled with miniature stuff and buttons and two large bookcases of craft and recipe books, not to mention the piles of stuff on my desk and craft table :)
Comment: Thanks, I was very intrigued by the triangular package and then thought I should have had taht during the blizzard last weekend and then realized, no, it's electric and the problem was a power outage for 42 hours. It'll be useful still -- winter isn't gone.
Comment: Thank you so much for this postcard. I have a big military family and anytime i get anything military related, I am always ecstatic. Even if it was of the cemetery ;) But it does have a lot of meaning to me, so I thank you greatly.
Comment: Thank you! WOW, what a wonderful package! Love the match box with all the buttons and rolling pin, just too cute! Can't wait to try some of the recipes and the scripture tea! You deserve more hearts!
Response: So happy you liked it. I love going for the WOW almost as much as the Heart:-)
Comment: Oh WOW! What a nice surprise to get on a snowy afternoon. I love the scripture based tea. Will have to look that company up. A good book to curl up with as I drink my tea, and stickers to use in my scrapbooking. Thanks so much for all the goodies.
Response: So happy you liked it. I love going for the WOW! almost as much as the Heart:-)
Comment: Thanks so much for the great selection of teas and the lovely handmade card! I used to work for Michael's when they were called MJ Designs, a long time ago! Maybe not the same company, but I know our local one just changed their name to Michael's several years back. I only worked there for the Christmas season, but I saw how dangerous working there could be for me. Might as well just let them keep my paycheck and I'll pull my pay from the shelves of goodies, haha! Thanks for a great swap! :-)
Response: Thank you for the Heart and lovely comments:-)
Comment: Very Pretty Ornaments. I put on my tree right away...But after the holidays, when I took my tree down, my parents dog got ahold of one of them and ate it completely! ^_^;; sooo... thanks so much for putting two in there--I'll still have one for next year!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and your great note! You are a very busy woman - sorry to hear about your dog. I don't have any cats; just a rabbit and a Siberian Husky. And I love James Patterson too. Happy 2013, Marjorie
Comment: Thanks for all the rubber stamps, ink pads, and glitter! I will really enjoy using them.*****I got the tiny lights today - they were not in my box last week. Thanks for the letter also - I enjoyed reading it - I'm a Michaels junkie too!
Response: Did you get the second envie with the little Christmas Lites?
Comment: The Christmas card turned PC is cute. Unfortunately it's NOT beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Florida---it's in the hi 70s and I'm wearing tee shirt & shorts! I miss snow like we used to have in upstate NY!! Merry Christmas!
Comment: If I could give u three 5's and 2 hearts I so would. I love the books u sent me :) thank u soooo much.
Response: So glad you like them-there are even more in the Pack Series but that was as far as I got before I got sidetracked reading another series. I just love book series. That is why Nora Roberts is my favorite author:-)
Comment: Thanks for the great Christmas inchies -- the penguin is too cute and the reindeer one is spectacular. The delightful extras will definitely be put to use. And thanks for my first Christmas card. It's lovely! <3<3<3
Comment: I'm thinking you were hungry when you named some of your pets...
Response: Brownie & Triscuit were already named when I rescued them. Bonnie is nicknamed Bon-Bon. I have been told that before and Frito Bandito being a Mexican chihuahua-couldn't be named anything else. Sadly, Abraham got out Wed nite and is currently missing.
Comment: They have arrived! Postmark 9/24 plain as day-So glad this didn't fall into the black hole, just must have taken a little detour somewhere! Thanks for the nice letter, I always prefer a swap with some communication! = ) â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ Oh, I really like the cork!
Comment: What a wonderful swap!!! Thank you so much for the TH stuff and the great ATC! I also really appreciate the letter you sent, it's wonderful to get to know at least a bit about the person who is sending to you :D thx again, julia
Comment: Linda...Thank you for the beautiful PC of the Iwo Jima Flag...congrats on your grandaughters grad...so nice you could be there for her. My baby graduated USAF basic training the end of Aug.Her goal is still to be FBI in Quantico. She is EOD... HUGS!!Charlene
Comment: Got your package yesterday -- and it was obvious you read my profile. Thanks so much; I love both reading and cross-stitch. I already have the Albom book, but since it is large print I will pass it on to one of the older members at church and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Comment: Linda! Thanks so much for sharing your life with me, your envie and all you shared was great! Love the chocolate sayings;) Your ATC is beautiful!!! I too am a Michaels addict, I was there today!
Comment: Okay, first of all, I love Virginia. I've traveled the length and breadth of it on numerous occasions. On my vacation two weeks ago my daughter and I drove down from where she lives in PA to Tysons Corner to the American Girl Store. I love the Blue Ridge Parkway. I love it all. I have been to Michael's twice....so far....this week. I, too belong to Paperback Swap (under ReaderChris). I seem to have the same craft addictions that you do (except I still have not been introduced to altered bottle copas and puzzle pieces. Thanks for the great ATC and all the extra VA goodies - but your letter is the best of all! Chris (This is an addition) OMG. I just checked out your birthdate, we're almost the same age....you're a bit older though, so there!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and lovely comments. Next time you are in Va - give me a hollar!! That is southern for call me. I would love to meet you:-)
Comment: These are just great! I especially like the sparkly ladybug. I also love that you used cork. I'm going to have to do something wonderful with these. I'm so glad I was patient and let mail forwarding do it's thing and finally bring me these wonderful treasures. Thank you very much for sharing your talent with me. :)
Comment: Linda...WOW!!! Great creativity and presentation of your acronym:) It is all so me and items that I will definitely use but I must say the handmade cards are AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much and thanks for participating in the swap:)....You must have my address memorized by now :) Love having you for a partner!! HUGS!!...Charlene
Comment: THANK YOU! The collage is wonderful and your note made me smile. I appreciate everything. Can't wait to try out the decoupage tissue! I'm a craft store junkie, myself. I like Michael's a lot, but also Craft Warehouse and a couple little indie craft shops we've got in town. I have to set a spending limit for myself anytime I go in. I never need anything, always want everything. Thanks, again...off to check out those sites you mentions.
Comment: Great ATC! I love the use of the President stamps and the White House and Seal. . .great composition! Sorry to hear you were having a rough week but hope it has gotten better. Thanks again for the great ATC ~~
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas and lovely note. I am jealous you have a Michaels so close by! Mine is nearly an hour away. I liked learning about the crafts you do - I have never heard of altered puzzle pieces but I googled it and they are really cool! So tiny! I have always loved puzzles and have many great memories of doing them with my family - puzzle pieces hold such a fond feeling for me. Perhaps I will give it a try :) Hope to swap again soon!
Comment: Linda ~ What beautiful ATCs!! I love them both. . .thank you so much. I, too, enjoy Birds & Blooms and do get some of my ATC 'stuff' from there. How do you like the Cricut? I don't have one but keep thinking of getting one. Thanks again for the great ATCs and happy swapping. . . I'm sure we'll be partners again : )
Comment: One of the best THOUGHT-OUT, PROFILE specific swaps I've had in awhile!! thanks so so much. You deserve more stars! I love the secret letter folding! The snowflakes. You have actually given me stuff I give people and with someone would give me. Now, you have. thank you again SO much!!!!
Response: You are so Welcome, comments like yours is why I keep Swapping:-)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely reindeer atc. That is one of the nicest reindeer stamps I've seen (I'm really picky about reindeer images, for some reason). Thanks also for the card and extras, and have a great new year! Kathy
Response: You are so Welcome and Thanks for your lovely comment.
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty handmade card. The wine red with lime green is one of my favorite color combinations at Christmas because it gives a vintage look. You are quite talented. Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and the heart:-)