Comment: Thank you so much for looking at my likes . I love this card. Extra special because my ( late ) husband grew up in Marietta. We don’t have all the saints celebrations but the día del Guadalupe celebration is very important. I think it will be smaller this year. Thinking about all the vendors makes me hungry lol! It’s been month since I’ve had elote
Comment: I have decided to end this frustrating waiting for you and give you a rating. You definitely deserve the heart for all your effort. I will still let you know if it arrives though so you won't be wondering. God Bless and stay safe......=)
Response: Ginny you've been so gracious. This one is truly perplexing! Fingers still crossed though.
Comment: Nicole! Thank you! Oh I LOVE this Snoopy Thanksgiving card and the profile based tuck in goodies! You are so thoughtful. Everything is so nice and I do love this vintage Valentine. So pretty! It will find a special place in my journal. Many ❤️'s for you. Thanksgiving hasn't been the same in our home for a long time with everyone living all over the place. It's rather quiet. I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you again for a special swap.
Comment: Hi! Thank you much for the variety of items you sent! Just a heads up..your envelope was open on both sides by the time it got to me so I'm not sure if anything fell out but re-enforcing the edges with tape may be more safe. :-) loved the polar bear card everything was in, as well!
Response: Thank you for letting me know, I'll be more aware of loose edges! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
Comment: Wow! This was amazing to open I was so excited to see the wonderful Michigan cards you included. I love them! Thank you so much for being very thoughtful and reading my profile. I wish I could give 100 hearts!
Comment: Squeeeeee! I screamed with delight when I saw the Hallmark cards with vintage Barbie!! ❤️ Those will have a special place in my large doll journal. First time seeing those, who knew?! Lol I'm working on a new sewing journal with pattern envelopes, perfect! Love everything you sent and have ideas for some already. Thank you so very much for the happy mail! Many ❤️❤️❤️'s for you Nicole. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of summer.
Response: Yay! So glad you liked everything so much! I was excited when I read your profile knowing I had some cool stuff that I thought you would enjoy :)
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower postcard and note. My classic favorite is Pride and Prejudice. It never gets old. And I like Northanger Abbey too. They are all good. I hope you enjoy whatever you choose.
Comment: Oh, thank you for the beautiful pc! Thank you for sharing it with me. I visited there in 2015. We want to go back there as well! I wasn't collecting pc's back than, so I am so happy to add it to my collection!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards and the nice other things! I will be able to use it! I love the Maine The Way Life Should be that you wrote on the back of it. I will keep that to go with my Maine pictures! Cool!
Comment: Have you heard of Goodreads? I used to find I was accidentally starting books again that I had already read but I archive books on goodreads now. I may have to add The great alone to my To read list. I read Walked the line a few years ago..great book!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cat PC!! I love it and loved hearing about your cat Nala! I have 3 now, one we adopted, 1 was a stray that found us, and 1 is a kitten we saved from a bad home. I just love them all and love this little orange guy looking out the window on this pc :)
Comment: Thanks so much for this wonderful swap. I love your card and note and the goodies you enclosed. It all arrived in a plastic Postal Service bag. with the envelope in pieces. I don't know how they managed to find that it belonged to me but I'm glad they did! This kitty stamp is so cute and I love the way you packaged it. Did you make the little bag?
Comment: This was actually tough! I first wanted to say that it's the riding an elephant in a circus that is the lie, but that could be true! I am going to guess the lie is the total of 5ks you've run. Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I'm so curious to see which one was the lie lol!
Response: You are correct! I've never run a 5k- or any other K in my life, haha! When I was a child, my father took me to a circus and there was an opportunity to ride an elephant in the rings before the main program started. I don't remember it too clearly but I have a photo!
Comment: Hi Nicole! Thank you very much for the cute flower postcard. I am glad to hear that your plant-growing skills are improving! I'm not the best at gardening either but I have some houseplants that I LOVE! Anyway - thanks again for the PC!
Comment: Received a note card and not a card, but after checking with the hostess am rating a 5, as it was decided that the wording of the swap could be left up to interpretation.
Response: Lucy, I'm very sorry you are disappointed. After rereading the swap description, your rating comment here, and the pm you sent me, however, I am still apparently confused. I guess I don't know the difference. I even googled "difference between a card and a note card" and found this: https://www.purplerosegraphics.com/notecards-vs-greeting-cards/ which still seems ambiguous, other than maybe you were hoping for something with a preset greeting inside other than the note I wrote? I thought the card I sent you was a "card". It is a bifold, not a post card. I also attempted to tailor it to your profile, being it was cat themed. As far as I could tell, it was a Hallmark brand "card". It was not home made if that was what you hoped for, but the description clearly stated it could be store bought. I'm at a loss for what the expectations were that I didn't meet.
Comment: Thanks for all the fabulous postcards from abroad, from your dad's collection. They'll be great to send to US Postcrossers. Also thank you for the teabags. I'm especially glad to try ginger turmeric without buying a whole box! Best of all: your lovely note.
Comment: Hi Nicole! Loved your card and the goodies! Yep enjoy your daughter while you can as those HS years sure fly by!! I am not a hug fan of the heat and humidity but I don't want to rush summer, so... Thanks for everything, you made my day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the great swap and the fun stickers. :) I'm right there with you about the pollen - I've been suffering from pollen and allergies all week, after planting flowers. Sigh .... Hope you are well!
Comment: Thank you Nicole, it's always a pleasure to swap with you. I absolutely love the card. and the card you included inside. I just love bridges, especially covered bridges. And the little beach themed cards already have a place to be as I begin to decorate for summer here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Bring on the Summer!!! Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package of goodies! Kitties galore! I am so sorry to be a late rater on this great swap. You chose such perfect items for me; thank you for making it so much fun to open!
Comment: Nice owl postcard. My grandmother collected owls so they always make me think about her. I've always wanted an orange or calico cat. For now we have a regular tabby & one who is chocolate brown but looks black. Have a great day!
Comment: (((WHAT?!?!?!?!)))) Holy guacamole batman - girl you SPOILED ME ROTTEN!!! EEEEE!!! Oh My GOSH! Where do I start??? Star Wars notebook, Pages from a childrens book, Gorgeous ribbon (LOVE the whale) International tickets, wicked AWESOME found images, Georgia AND Boston to Washtngton map, AWESOME papers, baby picture, vintage postcards, doggie images AND the art prints?!?! How do I get this thing to do 80 hearts??? You are a rockstar - thank you thank you thank you. You went WAY above a Dollah. ;)
Response: ;'D x Love your reaction- glad you enjoyed the package- your profile made it easy to put it together! :)
Comment: You struck a chord! My husband and I have been discussing me going back to work and I said, "I know we discuss adoption off and on, but this is technically our last baby and I don't want to miss any of it if I don't have to." He's supportive, too. :) So you cutting back your hours to spend more time with your own daughter hit me right in the heart! PS- LOVE the Disney note cards and stickers. <3
Comment: Wow! Thanks so much for the bag of goodies! I love the owl stamp! The one side of my fridge is covered with family photos so the magnet frames will come in handy. Thanks for everything else too! Happy Swapping!Jen
Comment: Nicole, you outdid yourself!! You sent me MANY things ;+) (and I love them all) . . . love the pc's and that AMAZING magnetic bookmark . . . I'm over the moon for the gnome stickers and can't wait to use the vintage sewing goodies. What a thoughtful package--and much appreciated!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty handmade valentine! I love the blingy hearts! Thank you as well for all the lovely extras! Especially those Mary Engelbreit Valentine postcards! How awesome are those!?!?!?
Comment: Thanks so much for the notecards! I love them all. Also, thank you for the lovely letter and the owl stickers. Your kitten Nala sounds like a handful, but lil' kittens are always so worth it. <3
Comment: Nicole....What a beautiful card and envelope you sent. And boy was that envelope stuffed with goodies...thanks for your generosity and reading my profile and sending so many of my faves!! I enjoyed your note and pray that you will have an amazing Christmas back in your house and may it be filled with surprises of the miracle of Christmas!! Hugs, Charlene
Comment: Intriguing looking packages but I am putting them under the tree(which we just put up but have not decorated yet). Yes cats are fun at Christmas-I can see my kitties loving that curling ribbon you put on my package! And how nice you thought to get something for my kitchen! Thanks for sharing and have a nice holiday!
Comment: Hello Nicole and thank you for the Seasonal spirited "Peace" card you sent to me for the swap. Also thank you for all the extras, especially the sparkly postcard of Atlanta, GA, and the used postage. Merry Christmas and Happy December!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely card and goodies!! I was so sad to hear your story about your house but as I kept reading, my heart filled with joy at your positive outlook!! Merry, merry Christmas!!
Comment: Nicole your card was lovely and I must say, reading your story was touching! I am so happy you are in your new house and celebrating as a family this year! What a long road for you to this! I wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you! The gift is tucked away for Christmas! I really liked the extras! You really read my profile! Buster Keaton PC and kawaii pins..love them! thanks again Nicole!
UPDATE: Thanks for the "give thanks" stamp....perfect!! Happy 2017!
Comment: Oh my gosh Nicole! Thank you so much for an AMAZING overstuffed envelope! I absolutely loved everything! I can't thank you enough for the fun goodies. I already have lots of ideas of what to do with some of it!
Comment: Your package was so nice to open! The cards are beautiful, I always enjoy sewing things, nice teas, and socks... I love the Give Thanks wooden piece that tied it all together. One of the best swaps I've gotten - Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome key lime pie pc. I can't wait to try it out. I will definitely check out the website. Key lime is my passion! Happy Valentine's day! I got the Floriday lighthouse PC, such a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much!
Comment: Hi Nicole! TY for the lovely Georgia pc and great quote! That is such a wonderful one for fall! I am jealous of your sunsets! LOL! Thanks for the awesome Friday Happy Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Nicole, thank you so much for everything. The greeting cards are wonderful and will be sent to my granddaughters. The wooden box is so cute. The recipe book, infant blanket crochet book and the yarn will be put to good use. You deserve more than one heart for this one. Shirley
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! My husband and I just moved from our small apartment to a bigger townhouse and I was able to downsize during the moving process! I would start packing and I'd think "yeah, I really don't need this anymore" and it went right in the donate pile! My parents recently did what you're going to do. Once my sister and I left for college they moved into a MUCH smaller house so my sister and I couldn't move back! My parents both have their own room and they love it! My dad likes to stay up late and watch TV and my mom loves to fall asleep in the pitch black! I hope you reach your goals! Cheers!
Comment: Thank you nicole so much for the fabulous hobo bag purse. i just love it...i know i'm going to get a lot of use out of it when i go to the flea markets, antique shows etc. we love to do that and i love having a nice size bag to carry with all my stuff in. also, i love the paul mc (beatles) pin...i was just thinking of them the other day. i saw their american debut on ed sullivan live when i was a young girl...and i love the crochet wash cloth. it's so super soft and i love using them at home. you're a jewel girl, and i just thank you so much.
Response: you're so welcome- glad it's all stuff you'll use and enjoy! :)
Comment: Wow! Thank you Nicole for the Mega envelope full of items you sent to me for the swap. Wish I could give you 10+ rating! How kind you are to share all the items with me. I will treasure & use for future swaps. Great swap!
Comment: Nicole ~ I love it!! I have it's brother (LOL) (or sister)! It is adorable! They must have made a collection of them, wonder how many? But I wasn't as lucky as you (or I should say me now) to get the cover! I flipped over the corner puncher, it's huge and it's awesome! Thank you so, so much!! You spoil me (and I like it)!!!
Comment: Thank you for the WONDERFUL envie that arrived with the well thought out fun surprises inside! Love the stickers, tea, & postcards, along with your lovely letter too. Autumn is starting to arrive here too. Brown boots sound great; I treated myself last year to my first ever black leather boots, and now I'm thinking brown might make a nice addition too - - but they do go with everything, eh?!
Comment: Yipee! Thank you for all the great goodies you sent. I loved the scissors. I had actually been looking for some. The scrapbook papers you sent are just what I had been looking for as well & OMG the SeaWorld/Killer Whale stickers are AWESOME. I loved everything you sent. Thank you for the great swap & for being a great swapper!!!
Comment: WOW! what a goody bag you sent me, all stuff that is perfect for me. Thanks so much.
Good to be in touch again. And good luck on the home improvement, it should be great by Thanksgiving, right?
Comment: Thank you, Nicole, for the two envelopes. Great post cards and cute bookmark. Very nice letter. You're very brave to be doing all the renovations. But like you said the results will be wonderful.. Thanks again!! Hugs!!
Comment: WOW! What a package of goodies!! The thimbles are from my favorite country!!; the rubber stamp is perfect and I like the recipe cards; I've never seen Alpha Stax before--they definitely will be used in all my crafting; 'V' for Vecro was clever and it's something I can use; I bet you made the earrings---they are beautiful; and the luggage tage is perfect because my 3 piece set of luggage is lime green and black!!...how did you know? Thanks for such an 'out of the box' package!! HUGS!
Response: That's awesome! I'm so glad everything worked so well for you and that is pretty cool about your luggage matching the tag! :)
Comment: Thanks for the great stickers! Did you take that picture of the butterfly? It is gorgeous! I love it! You made my day!
Response: I did take the picture of the butterfly. I used to get double prints on all my photos before I went digital (later than most people) so I still have a big box of prints, and often use them in swaps :)
Comment: One million hearts to you! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I didn't expect you to make it profile-specific, since it wasn't required in the swap, so I figured I was gambling by joining. But you sent vegan recipes!! And they look amazing! Love the 'geek' bookmark too. Thanks so much for personalizing! :D
Comment: Great selection of PCs! I especialy love the Okapi - so darn cute and love the stripes on their legs! Thanks again for a great selection of PCs for this swap - I so enjoy the scavenger hunts! Have a great weekend ~~
Comment: Oh WOW WOW WOW WOW but your envelope sure made my day today and made me smile and laugh and LOVE! I am so impressed with all the beautiful FLOWER POWER treasures!!!! It is truly an AMAZING package and I say THANK YOU THANK YOU and wow can I give a zillion HEARTS????? just precious all of it
Comment: What a great 'flat' swap. I certainly can use everything. Did you make the bookmark? It's beautifu! I'll use the bookplates in some new books. I can always use note cards & PCs--especially since I joined SB! The mailing labels are pretty & will make a plain envie look nice. And thank you for the recipe cards. I'll use them for several recipes I've found on Pinterest. Hugs...until we swap again!!
Response: I didn't make it, but glad you liked the flat surprises! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC! This is my first PC from the Gulf of Mexico, so happy to add it to my collection! I also love the ocean, though my heart belongs to the Pacific. Enjoy your trip to Hilton Head! Thanks for a great swap! :)
Comment: Thank You, TeaNi!
The huge envie was chalk full!! Loved the miniature signs, and the french art prints, and I've already used some of the clipart for other swaps (Yay!) lol.
Take Care & Happy Swapping!
Comment: Great mystery selection ;-) I love them all! This was such a fun swap and hope to see another one - it's always fun to just pick out a selection of cards without thinking of what 'fits' with your partner's profile and makes receiving them such fun. Thanks for the great selection and happy swapping ~~
Comment: Wonderful thrift store finds, Nicole! The little trunk is amazing and an added bonus - a cute owl pin inside! Love the Boyds bear and the vintage egg, too! When I put a picture in the little frame, I will even use the vintage lady picture in one of my atcs! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty Card and note. I agree - it does seem like the end of the Holidays but go to Holiday Insights and you will find every day is a Holiday:-)Oops- thank you for the Tea and extras also-Yeah:-)
Comment: I love all the things you sent me!! The stamp is so pretty and the earrings are beautiful! Looking forward to trying the tea and the heart pins are adorable. The stickers went to my daughter and that made her very happy! Thank you!!
Response: ? From your comment, I'm guessing you didn't like what I sent? I'm sorry for that, I did try to pick something I thought you would like based on your profile even though it was senders choice (the new "vintage inspired" pendant since your profile states you like "old jewelry... Mostly glitzy ones", and the new rubber stamp since you have grandkids, thought you could use it for scrapbooking). Sorry if you weren't pleased, I guess these "regift" swaps are hit or miss.
Comment: Holy Cow! Thank you so much Nicole!! I absolutely LOVED everything. You were so profile specific and beyond generous. I ADORE the Frida dotee. I didn't think there was going to be an end to the lady bug bag. I also loved the necklace, earring and adorable card. Everything was amazing. I hope you had a great time in the mountains with your family. Happy 2013!! And thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: Thank you for the kind comment and rating! I'm so glad you like everything :) One thing I meant to say in the note I sent, and forgot is that I did not make the dotees; they are the few I have collected in swaps over the years, and they were just sitting in a box; I thought it was time to pass them on and let someone else appreciate them, and I felt you would give them a good home ;) I wish I had a record of the original artists to give them credit, but alas, I don't. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of goodies! The owls are adorable, and it will take me a while to get through the magazines. That is a great find! I think my favorite of all is the ruler box. How unusal. Thanks!!
Comment: I love you!! Coolest postcard ever! So I looked up Sally Clark and read about her so your card also gave me the gift of knowledge! Apparently she was actually wrestling that bear in Yosemite, but I wonder if it was staged! Congrats on your lifestyle-changes success! Wishing you more in 2013!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely parcel, and customizing it with a vintage theme! It was so nice of you! I am sorry to be so late in rating, my 6 year old took me on a trip to the hospital to have her appendix out, and I have been playing catch up ever since!
Response: I'm glad you liked it, and so sorry to hear about your little one! It's awful when our babies are hurting; I hope she is well wnough to enjoy her Christmas!
Comment: OK, just from the envelope I knew this was going to be good!!! : ) (Cutest paper ever!!) Thank you for ALL the notecards, stickers and postcards!! You went way beyond what was necessary! They are all wonderful and appreciated!! : ) Go Bucks!! : )
Comment: Waiting for me hen I got home! I like your favorite things! E handmade stamp is perfect as I have been wishing for one, the tea looks yummy and I can share with my daughter. I also like e owl charms and the tin tags intrigue me! Thank you very much!
Comment: Wow! I've got a lot of reading to do! Love, love, love all that you sent. Take 10 is one of my favorite magazines and I rarely buy it because of the price. Thank you so much...wish I could give you a whole bunch of hearts.
Comment: I LOVE my package. The Lion King stamp is my favorite! It's a life dream of mine to See the Lion King Musical, I even own the soundtrack for it. I also adore the chococat stamp set, thank you so much! And the "spiky" bracelet is very unique looking, it reminds me of coral, I will definitely wear it often. Thanks again! *Hugs*
Comment: If I could give two hearts I would, this is the best swap I have had to date, she really picked stuff I would have picked and I loved every bit of it, I wear the bracelet with so many things and the scrabble tile has inspired me to finally try my hand at this craft. I am so happy and hope to get you in more swaps. Just Awesome Thank you bunches.
Comment: OH my gosh! What a wondeful package! Did you make the earrings & magnet? I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Can't wait to wear the earrings. The charm is adorable and I can always use stickers. Thank you so much for your kindness. HUGS!
Response: I'm so glad you like everything! My daughter and I make the earrings together, (and may someday open an etsy store if we can ever stock up enough inventory!), but I didn't make anything else. Thank you for the comment & rating! :)
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies! The Victorian book is unique! I've never seen a book like that. I'll have fun copying some of the frames for future crafts and swaps. I look forward to listening to the CD,and using the cards! I love this swap,its always interesting to see what I get from other thrifters.Thanks so much!
Comment: I'm so sorry for not rating you immediately! I've had some health problems recently. I did get your envie and appreciated it! I just didn't get around to marking the rating. Thanks for the reminder!
Response: No worries, I'm sorry to hear you're having health problems; I know how that can make everything else take the back-burner. Hoping you are feeling better very soon.
Comment: Thank you so much for my things. It was the nicest package that I have received from Sap bot. You really found two gifts I will cherish. The book is fantastic. I will be making cards and gifts. The frog pin is wonderful. Thankyou. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Shirley
Comment: OMGosh! thank you so much for all the goodies! :) you really spoil me! i love the beads, twine, stickers, pens, teas, glass fruit, embellishments and scissors! the little satin hearts are the cutest! thanks for the postcard too! i hope you have a great Valentine's Day!
Comment: I think the frog is sad because he only has 5 beer cans instead of six - I'm pretty sure the words mean he's griping about that!!!! I'm hanging it on my frig! And love the lifebuoy magnet and the switch plate - great finds!!
Comment: Thank you Ai much for the great box of stuff! Love the stamps, chipboard, rings (just made a valentine/birthday treat box I am using the rings for) and the many other things . You are the rockstar of this swap!
Comment: Hi! Got your first pc (which is very cute! LOL!) and your goals sound wonderful - I wish you much success with them! Losing weight is just tough for woman (at least I feel that way!), so I feel your pain on that one! Hugs, Happy New Year and Happy Swapping! ;) - Got the 2nd pc today and your remaining resolutions sound great! Best wishes! ;)
Comment: Your lovely package arrived today. While I am waiting until Christmas to open your gifts, I can tell by the stocking and card that what you sent is "heart worthy"! I'll come back after the holidays and add detailed comments. <3
Comment: Thank you so much for swapping with me..I am so happy that you did this early,that makes it extra special when someone gets it done early..I usually run out of time..lol..Please tell your daughter that I LOVED her card and when I saw it.. I wanted to start dancing and really do the robot..I know it sounds corny..but it made me feel good to have something made just for me... Thanks again, happy swapping
Comment: Forgive me please for late rating. It was the best swap pkg ever and came at a time I was ill. !00 hearts worth to me. How nice every sweet thing was wrapped so nicely.I fully appreciate all you did for me TYVM I loved everything!
Comment: Yes, I received it! So sorry I'm rating late my system is all messed up. My Mother just moved in with us and it has been crazy trying to get things situated. I love the pictures! Haven't hung them up yet, but I will. Hearts to you!
Response: No worries, I'm just glad it arrived and you like them:) Thank you for the rating & heart, and I hope things will smooth out for you soon; I know the feeling of being in transition!;)
Comment: Oh, my gosh!!! What a fabulous assortment of goodies you sent!!! I absolutely loved everything and NO you did not overstep by sending your jewelry scraps. I absolutely loved sorting through all of your stash and am very inspired to create new works of art with your treasures. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your memory. I myself was just telling my sons that the one thing that I wish would have lasted was that "unity" that was so strong under such catastrophic circumstances.
Comment: This was such a sweet package - I especially loved the adorable little strawberry pouch (perfect for me!)! The stickers and those dried flowers were absolutely lovely too - can't wait to use them! Thanks so much! :)
Comment: Hello Neighbor :)
Such a fun package, while I like everything I love the hankie! I think my mom will try to snag the milk glass dish since my grandmother had one just like it years ago. Thanks so much :)
Comment: What a wonderful, wonderful package of goodies! I had so much fun opening everything and I love everything you sent. I am sooooo in love with the little brown monster, when he appeared out of his packaging I just squeeed with delight. NowI am carrying him around as my mascot for if I get anxious about anything, I just look at him and his cuteness puts everything back into perspective. Thank you again and a gazillion hearts to you.
Comment: holy cow. now, i have quite a collection of sewing notions, but that little morsel that you sent tops it all. i would never have sent it...you my dear are super special, thoughtful and have a huge heart. i cannot wait to show to my gal pals. xoxoxoxoxoxxoxox
Comment: Nicloe...I've been PINKED!!!! YAY! Love the variety of great girly stuff...the footies are great (I have cold feet year around !!) I have never seen anything like those earrings...did you make them? They are awesome!! The material and ribbon you wrapped it all in made it so special...I got my pink swap today too so I am truly girly spoiled today!!!!! Thank you soooo much!! HUGS!!
Response: so glad you like it all! the earrings are handmade, but not by me, by a lady in Brazil who we buy from when we visit:)
Comment: What a beautiful package! I love the hand drawn envelope decorations. The guy at the UPS store where I picked it up from my mailbox there thought it was really neat, too. :) Inside was even better! What a beautiful wrapping you used. I thought it showed so much thought and consideration to wrap it so prettily. Thank you for the wonderful little surprises! I love everything! The light switch cover will be lovely in our home. What a delightful package of papers and stickers and bunnies! Thank you so very much for the sweetest of packages. I wish I could give you more hearts. I also loved that you were in the same state as me! :) â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Response: Thank you for your sweet comment, I'm so pleased you liked everything!:) and, yes, I noticed you live near Savannah; i'm so jealous, I love it there!;)
Comment: Nicole..."Skippy" is sooooo cute!! Love your creativity to make the PC so patriotic! Sounds like your family really has a fun filled day for the 4th...enjoy!! I'm headed to the rural country in upstate NY to our seasonal cottage...some of my daughters will help us celebrate there. Picnics, fireworks, 4 wheelin' and hopefully relaxing and maybe some reading:) Thanks for the adorable PC!!
Comment: What a FABULOUS package!! I love the Beatles posters (and I have several 8x10 frames that will be absolutely perfect for them!) and the Union Jack coaster is now on my crafting desk :-) I am excited to start making some earrings with the great supplies. The awesome LOST companion book couldn't have come at a better time as I am just now starting a rewatch of the show. Everything is wonderful; thank you sooo much! :-)
Comment: Thank you for both of the wonderful cards you sent me :) I have never been to NYC but want to go very badly! Savannah, GA is gorgeous too, I'd love to go there as well. Thanks for sharing these with me!
Comment: What a delightful package to receive! Everything was beautifully presented, all tucked inside the zippered pouch and all things that I will just love using! Your paper bead necklace is my favorite, of course...what a thoughtful package!
Comment: How could my mailbox possibly be sad with so many of my favorite things in it! Shoe ornament, monkey deco tape (in a cool fabric bag yet) food with a face and asian cards...love it all thank you very much. You are a very thoughtful swapper!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely coasters that you purchased. They are the perfect fit for our living room, and my furniture will love them. :P The seller is also WONDERFUL, so please leave her good feedback for her items. :D
Response: I'm so glad they arrived and you like them! Thank you so very much for being patient and understanding when the original send went missing. I will be sure to leave her positive feedback!:)
Comment: This, without a doubt is the most brilliant color package I have received yet. I feel treasured. Funnily enough pink is not my favourite colour in the scheme of things but you chose pink items that are subtle, elegant, classy or just plain fun. The gloves fit - that in its self would win my undying gratitude because I have very long hands for a woman and usually end up wearing men's gloves, but I am feminine at heart so the fact that I now possess a pair of dusty light rose lacy gloves is amazing. I love the brooch. If by chance you come across a wool hat to go with the gloves, I will gladly reimburse you if you would buy it for me. The brooch would look stunning on a hat like that and I have a cream mid calf length wool coat that both will go very well with. I also have a secret love affair with tissue paper, I adore tissue paper. I wrap all my presents in tissue paper instead of wrapping paper, so even that would have been enough, if all you had sent was three fairy stickers and a piece of bubble gum. Instead I get socks, I love fancy feminine socks, a beautiful handmade card, tag and bookmark plus notecards that are elegant, a packet of embroidery floss, which I cannot obtain on the island any more and a magnet. I am undone by your thoughtfulness, generosity and time that you spent putting this delightfulness together.
Response: What an encouraging comment; I'm so glad you're pleased, you've made my week! :) I'll keep an eye out for a hat;)
Comment: Oh thanks! I got such a wonderful pack full of stuff from you!!! 33 (wow!) skeins of embroidery floss!, a floral stamp!, a Celtic coloring book !!!!, Fairy paper w/glitter!!! A coupon/check file!!! All needed/all big hits with me...a million hearts!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the nice coment!
Comment: What a FANTASTIC package!! I love everything especially the handmade bookmarks, they are both very different from each other but both very beautiful. And I love, love, love the knitting notecards... I can't wait to make the winter poncho. Happy swapping!
Comment: Can I just say right now.. that I love you?? Lol. This package made my week.. possibly month!!! I love everything... and I mean EVERYTHING!! I love how the embroidery threads match the ribbon & paper tape and the ribbon flower brooch.. and then you sent me OWL STAMPS & PAPERCHASE!! Did I mention yet that I love you?? :) Thanks so much for the best package! ^.^ I wish I could give you like 100 million hearts!!!
Response: thank you for the kind comment, I'm so glad you like it all!:D
Comment: Just loved the little doll - brought back great memories of finding 'treasures' with my mom in antique shops when I was a wee thing. And the 5 mirrors are great - will hang them from my bathroom window over the big soakin' tub! Hugs to you today!
Comment: Thanks a million for offering me this trade. I wanted a book for clay but couldn't choose. The one you offered and sent me is just perfect. It's got the basic for a beginner like me and it's well illustrated. I can't wait now to start using my clay ;-). Thanks for being so quick at sending. Also thanks for the teabags. I love these. =D I love private swaps.
Comment: WOW! What can I say? I received your swap today and I was totally impressed. Nice job on the note cards and the bookmark. I like that you even wrapped the items in Silver paper and fabric. I WILL eventually use everything that you sent. Thanks!
(BTW, I didn't even realize this was a CQ Group swap. LOL)
Response: Thank you for the nice comment! haha, I should have written "Crafting KING" to be more inclusive;)
Comment: There was no note in your package, luckily your address label had your swap name on it so I was able to find you..the little magnets are so cute!! I've never thought of making them out of buttons..and the toilet paper eraser made me laugh =D thanks for the nice package!
Response: oh, my! That's one of my pet peeves (no note) so I apologize! I guess I overlookd it, but I am glad you figured it out and liked the things I sent!
Comment: you did an amazing job getting all my gifts together and so nicely wrapped. I cheated and started opening early as work has been nuts, and your gifts made my days a lot brighter. I've already begun using the baby stamps in the album for my sis in law. My newest nephew arrived the tenth. Thankyou so much for the wonderful gifts and making my holidays brighter. You nailed them.
Comment: Wow!!! My mailbox is very happy today! Thank you so much for all the profile perfect goodies! The shoe is amazing!! Actually everything is!!! You are very thoughtful. Thank you also for the Buzz cards I will pop them in my sons stocking a note he will love them!!
Comment: Oh my!!! This is great! Probably the best gifts I've opened so far (the others were from family, lol). Thank you so much. You checked my profile (thoroughly) and I love it all. The tea was great, some I've never had, yum! Thanks again, so so much. :-D
Comment: This was a magnificent virtual hug! My son adores old radio plays, and these Holmes tapes (his favorite stories) will go into his stocking. What a wonderful brightener to a stressful day! Much, much love to you (before I got my mail, I mailed you a little wish today!)
Comment: Oh my gosh, your package was so neat. I put the tea right in my tea basket for use this weekend. It will be rainy and just a perfect time for a cup of tea. I'm sure the ink pad and all your goodies will be used in the upcoming months. Thank you again!
Comment: What a lovely package of Green-ociousness!! :) I most especially LOVelovelove the mittens. Seriously I took them off to type but was wearing them around the house... crazy mostly because it's a warm snap and it is 72 degrees!!! But it's going to be 38 or 40 in the morning and I am going walking... so I will wear them then. :) Love the magnetic frog... I have a bernese mountain dog just like him, so they will be good friend! And the tea assortment (mmmm) and alphabet stickers and the card... I love Eric Carle books so the card is sweet to me! And yes the dandelion card is awesome... I will cut off the front cover and use it again for someone else! :)
Comment: Holy canoli Nicole!!! Spoil me much?! This was totally worth walking in the rain for 45 minutes (had to walk to the post office then home...icky). I love the journal goods and the little skeleton doll! Happiness abounds! Now to figure out a way to keep that candy from the hubby ;-) Thank you! ((hugs!!))
Comment: Awesome!!! I loved everything... If it is not my "wearing" style, I will craft into other works of art! I LOVE, and will wear, the Asian Indian style earrings! The multi-strand beads with the cameo enhancer is beautiful! Great job, my friend! I'm looking forward to our next swapping opportunity <3
Comment: OMG!!! Thank you sooo much for the awesome package I got from the small flat rate box swap. I LOVED everything you sent me. And thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile and send me ALL the things in my profile. I appreciate that so much. I absolutely love EVERYTHING you sent you are an awesome swapper! :)
Comment: Your package made my day! I love the stamp that you sent, I will definitely be using it in my journaling. And the piggie magnets!!! I'm pretty sure I squealed when I saw them and they are pink and purple too! Thanks for such a wonderful package!
Comment: Can I give you ten or eleven or twelve hearts? The postcards are great. I love them! You are so sweet to include the extras and the fun doggie stickers! What a TREAT!
P.S. Love your address labels, too!
Comment: Clever idea to use a paper bag to put oversize stickers in. I reused it to send out my swap.
i luv what U sent out to me. It will be used on my card projects. I made my self to do 1 chore before I opened it.'
It made a boring hot day into a "red letter" day!!
Comment: Thank you, Nicole for the really cute vintage brass clown from my Etsy Faves list. I loved it when I first swa it , and it is even cuter in person. He is going straight to my metal bits and bobs hoarder's chest awaiting inspiration!
Comment: Thank you, so much, Nicole! This was a most creative package and it was so well put together. I love everything! The metro/subway tickets on the tags, the map, the hotel room "key" and the Eiffel tower keychain. I especially love the notecards you made with your photos! I shared with my sister as I unpacked the swap and we oohed and aahed over just everything. Tres Bien! Merci Beaucoup!
Comment: I couldn't for the life of me figure out who this was from!! I had the note on my desk, went to go get a drink and all notes from the swaps I had gotten recently weren't there!! lol. I loved it all, thank you!
Comment: Aww, what an awesome package!!! It DID make me smile. :) The book would have been enough, but all the little goodies!! Having tea in just a minute; the ladybug stickers, the card you made, the fun little notebook... whee!! But the carving block! Over the top awesome!! I can't find this stuff anywhere (I don't get to shop much right now) and am so thrilled to try the real McCoy!! Thank you!! :)
Comment: The fountain is kind of awesome! We don't have fountains like that in NE (strangely enough, we actually have a lot of modern art type of stuff...one of our fountains has a statue of a man sitting down while holding his head....but his legs and feet are a few yards away from the rest of him! And he's blue.)
Comment: Absolutely fantastic dishcloths! You create such dainty, wonderful stitches and the colors are beautiful! Great job!
I love the magnetic bookmark, very nice!
The teas are much appreciated, too! The mango passion fruit is calling me! Thanks for everything, sweet girl! xxooxxPatti
Comment: A lovely package, lots of separately packaged surprises. You even managed to find beautiful dimensional stickers and cute socks that I hadn't seen before, even though I shop at Michael's also. I love everything, everything was chosen with love!
Comment: I'm sorry I hadn't rated you sooner... I didn't have time to read your wonderful letter until this morning. Sometimes busy is good and sometimes...
This was a wonderful letter - thank you so much. Loved the postcards and photo. WONDERFUL!
Comment: Hey OMG!!! I'm like soo super thankful right now!!! First off... The colors or the kitchen towels match my kitchen oh so perfectly because my kitchen colors are a dark green ^.^ and thanx soo much for the kawaii notes and the keychain OMG!!! It'sperfect LOL if I could give you more hearts I would for sending such an awesome swap. If you're ever intrested in a new penpal keep me in mind ;) Have a wonderful day. *hugs*
Comment: I received your wonderful scraplings... just perfect... and I didn't rate you yet. I have them in my scrapling box... whenever I need to give a give or write a little note, I grab a scrapling... and yours are on top... Thank you so much!
Comment: Awesome, awesome, awesome! I love everything and it's beyond my expectations (well, not my expectations for you, but the swap since I didn't look to see who my partner was!) Wonderful postcards, notecards, seals, cute stamp, lovely pen, wonderful bag, deco tape rocks and I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting stuff but I can't go check since I hid it from the family! In short: LOVE IT ALL!
Comment: Thank you Nicole for the scarf you made me. I am going to see if I can fix that big hole right in the middle of it. Wish me luck.
Response: Sorry about the flaw:( It's my first scarf, actually my first project larger than a dishcloth. I wish I had a knitting "mentor" to help me. Anyway, hopefully since it's a scarf, it can be easily camouflaged, and I hope you can use the coasters and bookmark I made, too. Thanks for rating:)
Comment: Thank you SO much for such a great swap. The dishrags...they are ADORABLE. The colors go so great together, they are my favorite. That was so nice of you to send all the goodies that you did, you went above and beyond! Happy Swapping!
Response: yay, I'm so glad you enjoyed it all! thanks for the rating and kind comment:)
Comment: You sent so many cool things that I don't even know where to start! I loved EVERYTHING.. thank you SO much. Rach loved the Robot, Jenelle loved the monkeys, I loved all of it! :) Thank you thank you thank you, you rock! www.nelliebugs.com
Response: glad you like it! thanks for the rating and nice comment:)
Comment: What a wonderful little package! I mean, who would have thought so much goodness fit into such a small space? :o) Thanks a ton for angeling the swap, but you would have gotten a heart anyway. I felt Nicole spoiled yesterday!
Comment: wow. it came quick! Thanks for resending. I'm glad you did because I love the card. I've been to the pyramids near Mexico City, but to never to Palenque. My grandmother has a good friend who teaches at a university there. blah blah... thanks for the card. :D
Comment: Hello Nicole,
What a lovely swap you sent me - I just loved it all!! The teas are great and the stickers are so cute. I collect lighthouse postcards, so getting this one was wonderful.
Have a great week-end and "Happy Swapping".
Comment: Thanks for the lovely poem (I love Edna St. Vincent Millay) and stickers! Unfortunately when the envelope got to me in the mail, it was torn open, and there was no tea inside. Probably a mail delivery mistake :(
Response: oh no! :( I'm sorry. I've received envies like that before, bummer. I'll send some more tea out to you on Monday. I'm glad you liked the other things, funny the stickers made it but the tea didn't!;P
Comment: I love it! What stamp did you use? Would you want to swap for some stamped images? I love that little owl! Thanks for all the neat extras too! I will certainly use them. :) So glad to be swapping with you again. :) blessings, Gypsy
Response: omigosh- I have so many owl stamps, I just love them! I'd be happy to do a swap with you anytime, Gypsy. Set it up and let me know, and I'm in!:)
Comment: Funny we are from the same state...what is even funnier I didn't have a Georgia map....have looked everywhere and can't find...so if you have more I would love to do a private swap if you are up for it! Thanks
Comment: I love your colorfully decorated scripture cards! Thanks for the extras, and also for sending everything in a pretty envelope, of which if I could give you an extra heart I would!
Blessings to you.
Comment: Two hearts!! I love, love, LOVE all of the photos you sent. They are amazing! Thank you so much for the cemetery etiquette list and the Bonaventure guide. Awesome! You are a great swapper! Thanks again. =) You totally made my weekend.
Comment: Hi Nicole, Thank you very much for the wonderful postcards....Sounds like you and I have the same new years resolutions...I too plan on exercising and eating right..We can do it....Have a great new year...Roseann
Comment: Thank you for the package you have sent. You obviously read my profile. :D. I love the card fronts and the vintage Santa story book. And I'm looking forward to listening to the CD, although I already know I like the Waitresses. I am in awe of the cards by the mouth and foot artists; such wonderful art they have done. So thank you for a great package of goodies. Merry Christmas!
Response: so glad you enjoyed this swap, thank you for the positive comment:)
Comment: OMG!!! You have really made my day! I can't believe that you sent me maps from Central & South America :) These are all new to my collection and I am very happy to receive them :) If I could give you more hearts I would!
Response: I'm so happy to help out a fellow collector, I know I get ridiculously happy when I add to my map pc collection, too!:D
Comment: Thank you so much for the great map postcards. Both of them are new to my collection and that always makes me happy :) I don't have hardly any maps from South America so this one is extra special to me.
Response: great! I'm so glad you are happy with them, and thanks for the rating + heart:)
Comment: A smidget late but I liked the cards and stickers.
Response: late? are you sure? the send out date was this past Monday the 21st, and I assure you they were put in the mail that day... plus, it only took 3 days to reach ID. There was severe flooding in my county early this week (which you can undoubtedly confirm via CNN or the Weather channel), so if somehow they were postmarked later than the 21st, that is my only thought as to what the delay could have been. Anyway, glad they reached you quickly and you liked them. Thanks for rating promptly:)
Comment: Holy Cow! Nicole, this is seriously, one of the BEST swap packages I have ever received!! Thank you SOOOOO much for making my day!! I was floored at all the goodies you sent me! Books on photography, address book with Art Deco art, stickers, halloween rubber stamps, the list goes on! You, are truly an amazing swapper!! Thank you again for everything!! I can't wait to start playing with my new stamps!!
Response: Yay! I was hoping you would really like it! The sad thing is, I had all that stuff in my home, I didn't even need to shop for this swap, haha:) And that is just the tip of my clutter iceberg;P thanks for the nice comment and rating + heart!
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely package dear! I really enjoyed the newspaper article and pics about your daughter's particiption in this, and your butterfly is very creative. Thanks too for the note and stickers. Hugs, Terry
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rating + heart, and for hosting such a worthwhile swap:)
Comment: Wow! What a great package. I love everything! You were very generous! The notecards, squirrel rubberstamp, owl tag, buttons, ribbon and woodland pouch, are all the best!! Thanks for all of the other little goodies as well. I had so much fun opening your package. Thanks for being a great swap partner! Susan
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! thanks for the rating + heart:)
Comment: What a lovely batch of goodies!! I truly love each and every piece! Some totally awesome postcards, I can't wait to scan and brag, LOL And the wind chimes from the zoo, WOW, All of it is a great smile package as I have not stopped smiling since I opened it!! Thanks and many many hearts to you!! Karyn
Response: so glad you liked it all, thanks for the rating + heart:)
Comment: Thanks so much, Nicole, for the great postcards! Love the poems - esp. Death be not Proud - I remember reading a book about a terminal cancer patient and that was a fave poem of his he talked about in the book. Thanks for sharing :) As usual, always wonderful to swap with you!!!!!
Response: thanks for the very nice comment and rating:) (((hugs)))
Comment: Nicole- Thank you so very much for the thoughtful gifts. I will use each and every thing you sent. What a lovely package you put together! This is the nicest swap I've ever received. Gift giving must be at the top of your love language list. : ) You made my day!
Praying for a special blessing for you today...
Response: I'm so pleased you enjoy everything so much! Thank you for the very kind comment and rating:D
Comment: Wow! Beautiful tags, and each one so different. I love the "dimensionality" (is that a word?) of them. Thank you so much! And thank you also for the extra supplies. They will be used up soon! :-)
Response: I'm really glad you like them! Thanks for the nice comment and rating + heart!:)
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful, well made blank cards. I, too, like you, love the Geisha girls. But they're all beautiful and I love them. Thanks again.
Happy Swapping (isn't this place fun/addicting?) Ãœ
Response: I'm so glad you like them! Thank you for the encouraging comment and rating + heart!:)
Comment: Thank you so much for the note/postcard and the envie full of goodies!! I had alot of fun going through it. I didn't realize that Atlanta was known for CocaCola......the things we learn on Swap-Bot :)
Response: haha, glad you like it! thanks for the comment & rating + heart:)
Comment: I AM SO SORRY IT TOOK ME THIS LONG TO RESPOND. But I absolutely adored the Bob Dylan ATC. I'm glad we share a love for his wonderful lyrics in common. Thank you so much for personalizing it and making it so special and lovely. Hope all is well!
Response: thanks for the rating and nice comment- I'm really glad you like it!:)
Comment: Thank you. My father is from Cuba so it was cool to see an ATC with Yemanja on it
Response: Cool, I visited Cuba on a study abroad in 2000; what a beatiful, rich culture! My husband is from Brazil and Yemanja is part of their folklore, too, as both cultures have African roots, of course. Thanks for the comment and rating!:)
Comment: Dear Nicole, thanks for resending! Love all the teas and extras you sent me!!! I really appreciate them and i consider you a great friend, not a simple swapper! Hugs and kisses for you and your family!**
Response: oh, good, finally, I am so glad they arrived! Who knows, maybe the first package will stil show up yet, I hope so! xoxo to you too, amiga!:)
Comment: Thanks for the VanGogh PC, it's one of the really nice ones -- what a sky! And thanks for the long note about your feelings for Van Gogh. I feel for him especially because he had so much talent and sold nothing despite having his brother trying to sell the stuff. Makes me very sad.
Response: I know *sigh* what a life story, huh? thanks for the comment and rating:)
Comment: Very cool atc's..thank you for the extra one and that is really cool your daughter likes to skate...girls can do whatever boys do to hehehe...there actually is not to many girls skating here either..or atleast not in our area...but thank you for the lovely letter and vans sticker...i love there shoes LOL...
Response: I'm so glad you like them, thanks for the nice comment and rating!:)
Comment: Thank you for your HM postcard (some glued on parts were hanging loose - but I think most of it survived the trip).
Response: Oh, darn! And I was so careful to make sure everything was nice and smoothly secure... I guess I might need to rethink the glue I use... and to think I just recommended it to someone else!:/ Thanks or letting me know!
Comment: Screaming Profile here! lol Loved your thoughtful selections. This will get me out of my mint tea rut for some wild experimenting, ;) CUTE bag & the JC classic profile on the brochure was awesome.
Thank you so much! even the pc is going into my gallery at work :)
Response: yay- glad you like it! I hope I can do as well on another swap I'm putting together for you;) thanks for the nice comment and rating!:)
Comment: i am so sorry that i didn't rate you sooner i really really thought i had, you package arrived a week ago and i loved it. the little bag is so cute and you packed it with so much lovely stuff, my daughter has already claimed the keyring. thank you
Response: no worries; I'm just glad it got to you and that you (and your daughter) enjoyed it! thanks so much for the rating + heart!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the great handmade notrcards, the so beautiful and different postcards and the cute stickers!!! You made a great work....:o) hope to see you soon in other swap!! Thanks for participate in this swap...:O) XoXo!
Response: I'm so glad that they arrived safely (I was getting a bit worried) and that you like them! Thanks for hosting this swap, and for the rating + heart!:)
Comment: Thank you for a great swap package. First of all, I love the ribbon you used for the wrapping. If you found it online, I'd love to know where to buy some more. And then for the contents: I am reading Q&A from Vikas Swarup at the moment and just started doing bollyrobics again, so your indian theme is very appropriate : the bindi, the wallet (which I intend to use as a tea wallet) and the figurines are very much appreciated. And of course I love your momiji stickers and the lettersets. You're AWESOME (but I guess you have been told that before) :o)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Unfortunately, I'm not sure where you can find more of the ribbon:( Thanks so much for the kind comment and rating + heart!:)
Comment: Thanks for your lovely detailed letter - sounds like your whole family got off to a good start :) Thank you also for the scraps of paper & stickers. Unfortunately the fruit tea bags were confiscated by quarantine (anyone reading this who wants to check what can be sent to Australia, see http://www.daffa.gov.au/aqis/mail/cant-mail ) but the thought was there! Here's to the rest of 2009 being as good as your first week :)
Response: oh bother about the teas!:( I knew Australian customs had regulations on teas, but I thought it was ok as long as the ingredients are listed on the wrapper, which they were. Oh, well. I'm glad you enjoyed the letter, anyway; thanks for the kind comment and rating + heart!:)
Comment: Loved everything, especially the gorgeous paperchase notecards. Loved the fact that you wrote a little something too, so nice to get to know our partners I think. Thank you so very much TeaNi. Hope you have a tops 2009.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for the nice comment, rating + heart:)
Comment: My daughters were SO excited with the package you and your daughter sent. What a wonderful selection of Valentine's Day items, and a very creative Valentine's Day card that your daughter made. It was certainly a day-brightener for them to receive such a delightful holiday package.
Response: oh, I am so happy they like what we sent, and L will be happy, too. She was very excited to put "her own" swap together!;) thanks for the kind comment and rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for the long, in depth, thoughtful letter -- I love long letters that actually tell me something. I really loved it. I also love the yummy chocolate and the teas. I knew about the DIY teabags but these are the first i've had. Happy swapping for another year.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it, it's always a pleasure swapping with you:)
Comment: My dear Nicole:
The swap is "You deserve a prize" and i say: YOU DESERVE A BIG BIG HEART, i love all you sent me! Now i'm wearing the earrings and well thanks for the snapple tea too! It's my favourite! All your packages have something special, thanks for being my friend!
The little candies box are really really cool!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! 'm really glad you are my friend across the ocean, too!:) Keep an eye out for a little belated birthday package for Irene:D
Comment: Thank you! Both my daughters loved the book bag and are currently arguing over it! :D
Oh my! Thank you so much for sending the second bag!! My youngest is ecstatic!!! She says "Thank you so much!!!!!!! It's awesome!!!!"
She wanted to email you herself! :D Thank you again!!!
Response: glad it was a hit, thank you for the rating:)
Comment: Thank you so much for such an incredible robot assortment. Exrta hugs for the guitar patch that was so cool of you!!
I have been plotting out what to do with everything. The cards were by far the most used item so far. I have never seen those before. **hugs**
Response: I'm so glad you liked it- yeah, the cards were irresistable;) Thanks for rating & the heart:)
Comment: Thanks, Nicole for the lovely...and big (!)...assortment of teas. These are going to be fun to try. Most of them I have neither seen nor tried before. I also love the surprise: Cool tea-themed charms! I am very pleased. Thanks again and best wishes!
Response: I'm so happy you like the package! Thank you for the rating:)
Comment: I loved this swap--thanks for hosting it! The stories behind the songs are so interesting. You chose some great songs. I had a Grandmother that sounds a lot like yours. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms always reminds me of mine--her name was Lena and when I was little, I thought the song was about her--Lena on the Everlasting arms!LOL The star with "rejoice" on it is perfect--just the type of thing I like! Thank you bunches and bunches!!
Response: That's sweet- thanks for sharing your grandma's hymn story with me, too! I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent, thanks for the rating and comment:D
the stuff you sent me is way cute. you really paid attention to my profile and sent me goodies you knew I'd like, and I love it all! I can't wait to use the pig fabric, too funny. and the pig magnets, wow! It was so fun to see all the gnome things and of course I love the pucca keychain and woodland animal stuff. You deserve 10 hearts, thnka you!! :)
Response: yay, I'm glad you like it all!!!:D you were fun to shop for!
Comment: Thank you for the articles and the interesting teas. I am not much into hot things, but I just may try it anyway. HA HA.
There should have been a star, but it didn't show up. It's there now. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you for all of the great images you sent!!! I especially liked the teacup and the teabag ones...do you happen to know where you got them? Thank you also for the great fibers you sent...I just love fibers snd use them a lot in my projects!! "Heart" for you!!!
Response: so glad you like verything!:) hmmm... I think the teacup is available at Joanne's, and the teabag- you know I think I got that in a swap. I'll go check and see if they have their manufacturers' names on them and let you know!
Comment: Wow! What an awesome package! I absolutely love everything, and the funny thing is that I almost bought myself the owl notebook at Target the other day, and the owl pendant you sent me was the same one I sent to my partner, that I wanted to keep for myself. So I guess it all works out in the end :) Thanks again for the amazing package- it is one of the best I have ever received!!
Response: I'm really glad you like it all- thank you for the kind comment and rating:)
Comment: CLYDEESMOM 7/16/2008 HELLO MY FRIEND, THANKS FOR THE CUTEST PEZ DISPENSER I'VE EVER SEEN. AND THE OTHER ONE TOO.I CAN'T BELIEVE I RECEIVED THIS BEFORE YOUR LETTER. LOL LORRAINE
Response: That's weird, Lorraine...it wasn't just a letter, it was a small package with a letter and funny pen inside. Now I'm worried that it's lost:/ Anyway, I'm glad you liked the Pez, maybe the other package took the long way around?
Comment: Nicole---now I know why people love matchboxes...these are the most adorable boxes that I've ever seen! You filled them up with such lovely things too..thank you SO much for your generosity and sharing your creativity...I LOVE them!!!
Response: I'm so glad they arrived safely and you like them. Thank you for the very kind and encouraging comment and rating!:)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful lamb filled package! i especially love the buttons and the bookmark, because i can use them and every time i see them i will be reminded of God's wonderful gift to us. :) thank you for the stickers, pez, magnet, and little figurine. everything is too cute.
Response: aww, I'm glad you like it; the buttons were my favorite, too... too cute to pass up. Thank you for participating in the swap and for your comment and rating!:)
Comment: Wow, Nicole, you sure did make my day with the owl package. I immediately used my key topper--SO stinkin' cute! My boys played a game of finding the stuffed owl by the hooting sound, he's a big hit around here ;) And the stamp...I have been eyeing that since Hero Arts announced it, but haven't been able to splurge on it--MUCH appreciated, I LOVE it! Oh and the matchbox and stickers and charms, oh my...EVERYTHING was wonderful. Thank you for the VERY happy mail. -Rachel
Response: I'm thrilled that you're so pleased with it all!:D Thanks for the great comment and rating!
Comment: wow! thank you SO much for everything. you did a great job on your first dotee doll, I am so glad to have her â™¥ a huge thank you for being so generous and sending all the goodies for my children - my son LOVES the sketch book and my little girl has played with the bird all day long and is now sleeping with it too, lol!
Response: awww, thnk you for the encouraging comment! I am really glad I tried something new and can say I have made a dotee, though I think sewing crafts are just not for me! I'm glad your little ones enjoyed the little surprises, too:)
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard my mom will be in your state for the next 6 weeks in Atlanta for a Spanish class.
Response: oh, wow, what a coincidence! I hope she has a chance to enjoy the city, though sadly it's the worst part of the year for sightseeing- the heat and humidity can be intolerable at times! Thanks for the rating!:)
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package!!! My darling daughter snapped up the coin purse like that and it was GONE!!! Great minds think alike, I sent the same coinpurse in my cupcake swap!!!
Response: so glad you like it and there was something your daughter could enjoy also. I know that my girls love it when that happens:) That's too funny about the coin purse- that's actually happened to me before on the other end that I've received something I sent out!;) thanks for the rating!:)
Comment: Wow! So much stuff! I love all of it and it is more than $10. I know you had things laying around but still. It makes my pkg look measly :( I love all of it.
I just finished reading Rebecca a couple of days ago and have been trying to figure out what to read next. I am grateful for the books. There's a lot more to say but I think I'll just put it in a note with your pkg :). Thank you x
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I know I'll love whatever you send me:) I enjoyed both of those books, though if you read the 2 of them in a row, you may need a cheerful pick-me-up book afterwards, they're definitely not "light reads".
Comment: I got your matchbox today! Thank you, it was lovely! Also I appreciate all the extras. :)
Response: Oh, good! I'm glad it made it. I believe that's the longest it's ever taken one of my swaps to arrive (nearly 3 weeks). I'll have to make a note of that for sending to your country in the future. Glad you like it- thanks for the rating!:)
Comment: That is so neat that time has not changed that area much! Where I live things change on a monthly basis almost. There is soooo much growth and development.
Response: Oh, it's just the Marietta square and historic district that hasn't changed over time. We're part of the greater metro Atlanta area, which has been under construction for aproximately the last 124 years... with no end in sight!;P "Pave paradise, put up a parking lot" ah, well! At least there are little pockets that are preserved:)
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous matchbox!! It was filled with so many of my favorite things - and that cupcake lip gloss is too cute (I have been wanting one for so long!!)!! Love the strawberry buttons, the fun ribbons, and everything else you packed into the package!!! Thanks so much!!!! You are an AWESOME swapper!!! :o)
Response: I'm thrilled it pleased you so much! Thank you for the rating + heart and kind comment! :)
Comment: Thank you!! I love everything and can't believe how much you spoiled me. My box smells so good it makes me want to brew a pot right now, and I love the African mask. The extra's you sent me are wonderful. My favorite book too, I can't wait to curl up on the back porch and reread it.
Response: I'm so glad it's arrived and you like it! Thank you for swapping with me!:)
Comment: Wow what a great bundle of items you sent my daughter for this swap and also thanks for angeling a childrens swap at the same time, it really means alot especially to a 9 year old girl. The Top was a total hit, she loved the hood on it as we have never seen a top like that before. Oh and the Hsm/Hannah items are just COOL as my daughter said. Thanks for a wonderful package and thanks for being an extra special Angel.
Response: I'm so glad she likes it all:) Tell her we said have fun in Tenerife! Wish we were going with you- waaaah! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and for your kind words. I'm sorry for your family to have to go through Cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Again, thanks for what you said. You have no idea how you have touched my life. Thank you
Response: Thank you for your comment and for sharing your story through your blog- you and your husband are certainly touching more lives than you know.<3
Comment: Oh my GOOOOOODNESS! Chica, you put my whimsy jar to shame! What an amazing jar full of happiness! I looove everything about it! The tofu sheets, soap(lovely smellin' package BTW!), the little crafted trinkets(did you make these? If so, you're a crafter! :D Congratulations!), La Marilyn!, the tea Mmmmm loves me some rooibos. Lychee candy...really thank you so much for everything Nicole! I love it all. You did a great job on your first whimsy jar--thank you for allowing me to be your first ;)
Response: What'you talkin' 'bout Willis? **I love my whimsy and I'm so pleased you like yours, too:)** Maybe a little jealous yours came first, heh ;) I did make the Marilyn mb, and the Rudenun and mushroom bc magnets, but did not make the Frida keychain. This was a fun swap- I'm so glad we did it! Happy swap, happy swap, happy swap (*does a dorky dance*) :D
Comment: Very cute matchbox. Art these little matchboxes fun. I love the contents. Yours is the first one I've received in a long time with new item's I've never seen before.
Tehehehe...the orange and green mulberry papers are the exact colors I'm planning for my kitchen. Those are going in my purse to carry around as swatches....thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I do like to put in unique little goodies. Thank you for the comment and rating:D
Comment: The girls got their package today. Thank you! They love everything! They are going through and smelling all the yummy lip glosses! And are begging to wear their shirts tomorrow. It was great swapping with you and your girls!
Response: I'm so glad they like it all! We had a wonderful time with the swap, as well, both on the shopping/sending end and the receiving end:D Thanks!!!
Comment: That Louvre exhibit must be fantastic! It's funny how so few people know about Mr Winkle-everyone in my office does bc of me :) I am very lucky to have three great swapping sisters! Besides them, I don't know anyone else in real life either.... thanks for the pc.
Response: It is, I still can't believe we got it in Atlanta! heh, long live Mr. Winkle:)
Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC's! I love them! Thanks also for the bag of extra stamps-I too collect them, and love using them in making ATC's. I hope we get to swap again, soon! Nancy (grannystamper)
Response: So glad you're happy with the swap! Thank you for the rating:)
Comment: Thank you for the "Boring Black Teas!" Where do you get the Wedgewood tea??? I can't find it here in St. Paul, and would dearly love to get some. I didn't see a website on the tea wrapper where I could order from. And oh what a package you sent me - a box of tea, tea stickers - which are sooo cute! and then that postcard - I think my aunt in Montana has part of that set. If I could more than one heart would go out to you!!! :) :) :)
Response: I'm so happy you're pleased with it all! Thank you for the nice comment and rating:)
Comment: What a great package TeaNi! You absolutely rock for taking the time to send me goodies that you know I will love! Everything is awesome and I truly thank you for your thoughtfulness! 100 hearts~ FOR YOU! :D
Response: I'm so glad you like it, that makes me happy:D
Comment: WOW what a fantastic package. It was like Christmas in March. I wish I could give you a 100 hearts cause you truly deserve them. I loved everything and there was so much. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Response: thank you for the wonderful comment and rating- I'm so glad you like it all!:)
Comment: Hi Nicole!
Thank you so much for your wonderful ATCs! They are amazing :D You did such a great job. I love them very much! My favorite is Alice, of course ;D Also, Thank you for the lovely extras. You rock! x)
Comment: Nicole!! Thanks so much for the fantastic snail ATCs!! I love both of them! I love that lil snail stamp too, its adorable! This was one of the best packages I've ever received, thanks so much for all the extras you sent!! 100+ hearts for you!
Response: Awesome, I'm so glad they made it and you're pleased- thank you for all your patience and the kind pms/comment!!!:)
Comment: Nicole, Thank you so much for the packages of beautiful napkins. I will enjoy using them. Also that you for your nice note and also trying to find napkins from my profile.
Wish I could give you more than 1 heart.
Happy Easter to you and yours.
Response: I'm glad you like them, thank you for the rating and kind comment:)
Comment: The spider collage was neat. It fills a good spot in my postcard collection. Keep up the good work. After looking at your profile, I guess I have some major work to do on mine. You have a book there. Anyways, I'm relatively new to Postdue, but I love it. Thanks.
Response: Thanks for the encouragement and the rating- and I'd say that being concise is an art- one which I obviously am not gifted at!;)
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, They were
wonderful and I really enjoy getting them.
I'm very sorry I didn't rate you sooner.
I have sent your postcards. I hope you get
them soon. Thank you so much. Take Care.
Response: Glad you like them:) I'm sure mine will arrive any day- it seems to take pcs longer than regular letters/packages for some reason. Thanks for swapping with me!:)
Comment: Haha. This swap was so much fun. Thanks for my crazy dogs, the one with the rat in his mouth looks just like my puppy! And I'm not even sure what to think of the third one, but it's fantastic. :] Thanks!
Response: It was fun, I hoped you'd appreciate the wacky ones ;P
Comment: Nicole! You outdid yourself! I would give you a trillion hearts if I could. You read my profile and gave me a beautiful lighthouse handmade bookmark! I will cherish it forever.... I love the wonderful letter and the Christian stickers, the teacup stickers, the teapot stickers, and the narnia stickers.....Thank you thank you thank you ... the stamp with the mailbox on your envelope is so cool! You are a talented and gifted person. God Bless You!
Response: Oh, I'm so happy you like it! Thank you for the kind comment, I definitely hope we get to swap again :)
Comment: If I could give you a whole bunch of hearts, I would. I loved every single bookmark! They will all definitely get some use :) I can tell that you looked at my profile!! Thank you so much!!!!! Also, thanks so much for the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe stickers! I've never seen any like them before!
Comment: Thanks...there were actually two items in the swap I would use! Imagine that! Looks like someone sent you the ubiquitious photo album; why oh why do people insist on sending those out? And ugly ones at that?
Response: hmm, I guess this kind of swap is hit or miss, glad at least something was of use and thanks for rating.
Comment: Wow!!!What Excellent talent you have Nicole!Amazing!I must say your lovey collage brought a tear to my eye..I was taken off guard by your package...loving the copper bag and cards!You have really made my week!I love everything...I have already hung it in the perfect spot..I am honored to own apiece of you art..Thanks again so much..Blessings to you..Linda
Response: wow, I'm totally flattered by your comment... like goofy grin, blushing flattered! Now *you've* made *my* week, hee! ;)
Comment: now THAT is a swap package! I loved it. I totally got the the other robot-ish items. I honestly put the oven mitts on and did the robot BEFORE I read your card. hahaha.
My favorite item, is definitely the wind up robot, so cool. I love it all so much though. More than I could ask for, thank you.
you deserve 10,000,000 hearts!
Response: yay! I'm so happy you like it all! I had also received a cute little wind up robot in a different swap, and I love him so much, I knew I wanted to get my partner one for this swap. Hurray for happy swaps! :):):)
Comment: Holy cow... LOVED <3 the notecards. Thank you so much. :) It put a smile on my face today and it was a rough week, so that says A LOT. Thanks. =) Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to swapping with you again (soon. :))
Response: good, that's what receiving swaps is supposed to do- make ya smile :D Wishing many more smile inducing swaps to you! thanks for the great rating, too!
Comment: Nicole, thank you so smuch for all the fabulously cute goodies!! I put up the hearts right away and plan on using the stickers in some projects this weekend!! The cupcakes are awesome and I can't believe how much effort you put into this swap for me!! Thanks again for everything!!!
Response: I'm super happy you like it and have uses for it!:) Thank you for the rating + heart!
Comment: Wow, what a great package. She really took the time to check out my profile and send something just for me. I just love the m&m calculator I have not seen one like this and I am very happy to get it....thanks a bunch.
Response: I'm so glad you like it, and happy he's found a loving home;)
Comment: Nicole, I absolutely loved everything--you reviewed the profile to a TEA!!ha ha --loved the sweet note, the stickers and the tea and of course the PEZ--everything else. I'm looking forward to trying the Brazilian tea--Thank you so much! jam
Response: hahaha! anyone who loves tea, AND Pez, AND appreciates corny puns must be way cool:D Thanks for the heart- hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: Wow. Wow, WOW, WOW!!! What a wonderful, thoughtful assortment of gifts. Yes, I love the hooks into the senses and everything you picked made me smile or squeal or otherwise wiggle with glee. Thank you. A thousand hearts and hugs.
Response: yipeee! I'm glad I "done good" as they say here in the south;) An interesting person deserves an interesting swap & I had so much fun putting it together. Thank you for the kind comment! :D
Comment: Wow! Everything was sooooo cute! I love the black cat you drew on the envie too! I will most certainly wear the socks (but I'll have to hide them from my daughter!) The stamp I have already baptised with ink and I'm sure I'll use the stickers soon too! Thanks so much, and thanks to myrrhmaid for hostessing such an ingenious swap! =^_^=
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the rating and heart:)
Comment: thanks for sharing your life with me. god bless you and keep you. thank you so much for the lovely notebook. something like that would have cost around $15 here so i really appreciate it!!!
Response: I'm glad it arrived! I was a little worried, having no idea how long it takes for mail to get to Australia from here. That much? Goodness, well, I'm extra glad I sent it then, and of course pleased as puch that you like it:)
Comment: Wow! I'd give you several stars for this package if I could. I was expecting a simple letter and got a box full of goodies! Everything you sent was wonderful - the bag, the extra cards, the windchime and the bracelet, etc. Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a great swap!
Response: Yipee, I'm so glad you liked it! Seriously, you were one of those partners where I just happened to have stuff in my stash that matched your profile perfectly. I love it when that happens:)
Comment: What a terrific package, my daughter absolutely loved everything. She has been carrying the pony around all afternoon, wearing the barretts and already ate 1 lollipop (and some crayon)!!!! Please thank your daughter for us!!!!
Response: yum, lollipop and crayon ;) haha, we're so glad she's enjoying it!
Comment: i really liked this package! the card was awesome and i liked the postcards too (i collect them) but my favorite was the little dudes in the rocket box. i'm going to put them on my monitor at work! thanks!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, and thanks for the rating! :)
Comment: I just received your package and it was very well put together! It was surprise after surprise and you sent me things I have never seen before - they are so cute! Thank you very much for the lovely package and I wish I could give you more hearts :)
Response: yay, glad you like it. The color swaps are turning into my favorites to put together. There is something oddly satisfying to me about picking out an assortment of tone on tone items and seeing them laid out b4 sending. :) thanks for the rating!
Comment: I surprised you didn't just wait and mail all 3 swaps at once :) Thank you for this one! Wow, 4 page about 1 songs, impressive! Thank you for the notebook too. It came at a great time.
Response: ha, i concentrate on one swap at a time, & didn't even realize we were partnered for so many things until after i sent:) when i get started writing, i tend to ramble on :P thx 4 the rating + <3
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your list of accomplishments - it was very inspiring. I was a single mother for many years so I really appreciated hearing about the challenges you went through during those times and how you've made the most of everything! Sounds like you are a wonderful role model for your daughters! Thanks also for the lovely vintage postcard you enclosed. Best wishes. xo
Response: thank your for the rating and the lovely comment, you made me smile :)
Comment: WoooW! I have your package and i am without words!!! You are very generous, i love all your stuff and well i want to try all the teas!!!! Thanks a lot, i hope swap with you again and well take care your mailbox please!!!!
You make me happy. I love swap-bot thanks to people as you!!!
Response: i enjoyed swapping with you, too, and now I've "hosted" a swap, also ;) I'm so glad you liked everything, I'm sure we'll swap again in the future:)
Comment: 1/17/2008 CLYDEESMOM THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE AWESOME PACKAGE AND ALSO FOR TAKING TIME TO READ MY PROFILE.I JUST LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT LITTLE GIRAFFE AND HE DID FIND A GOOD HOME AMONG HIS PEERS. I HAVE QUITE A FEW BRASS ONES BUT NONE THAT SMALL. HE'S A GREAT ADDITION TO THE FAMILY.I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU FOUND SOME TWISTED WHISKERS STICKERS. YOU'RE GOOD. THE WHOLE PACKAGE IS SUPER. LORRAINE
Response: I'm so happy he (I always imagined it as a girl, but what do I know? ;P) is adjusting well, and that you enjoyed your package. thanks for the heart :)
Comment: What a wonderful surprise to receive your package! You went well above and beyond the expectations for the swap! Nicholas will love the pirate "stuff" and I love all the extra goodies! I'm writing with my Goofy pen right now! Thank you very much!
Response: glad you're happy with it, thanks for the heart :o)
Comment: I received a huge envie full of goodies from Nicole yesterday - beauty samples, food samples, paper samples and stuff just for me! I wish I could give more than just one heart, this package went well above and beyond the swap requirements. Great!
Response: so glad you liked it, and that it arrived overseas fairly qiuckly! thanks for the nice comment and rating :-)
Comment: Wow, thanks for the great package! I liked everything and the extras were so nice of you! The buttons were super-cute and I can't wait to add them to something... maybe a purse... Grande Cache is really beautiful and quiet, but very isolated. So, it's great to get cheered up with little packages like these! Thanks!
Response: glad it brought a little ray of sunshine to you. thanks for the rating:)
Comment: Nicholas had a great time opening his package! Thanks so much for all the goodies! He is pounding his punch balloon right now! And he loved the Disney postcard! Please tell your girls thank you!
Response: Glad he liked it. Thanks for the heart. Your name keeps popping up in many of the swaps I'm in, so I guess we're moving in the same swapping circles! Til' we swap again :-)
Comment: Oh my GOSH!!! That was such a great package!!! She loved it!!! She gets the mail everyday and she came running into the house YELLING "Mama MAMA!!!!! My presents!!!!!!!!!!" ^_^ she is now tattooed and happy LOL Please be sure to thank your girls for us, you guys really made her day!
Response: We're so glad she liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you SO much for the nice package! I am thrilled with the chamomile tea and the chocolate...mostly because I know you went the extra mile to find these treats for me. I also love the Clinique items...and found a new favorite (eye shimmer)! Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you for such an awesome postcard and taking the time to read my profile. I really enjoy getting postcards from other countries and Brazil-that is just fantastic! Good luck with your homeschooling.
Response: Thanks for the rating! Glad you liked it:-)
Comment: Thank you SOO much for everything :)! I got the package last night and it was beautiful! I loved each and every thing, espically the books - I am going to try out a few recipes on sunday for my christmas eve party :). Thank you very very much! I wish I could leave you a million hearts!!
Comment: Lovely postcard, great stamps and stickers decorating it, too - thanks for the extra thought! While I am not a Steve Irwin fan, I would now consider giving the book a look, given your review. Thanks again.
Response: He lived a truly amazing life and his wife is an interesting person in her own right. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely package! I love your teas... the pumpkin one is really original!!! Ummm i'm sure that it must be marvellous!!! Thanks for the kool aid too and of course millions of thanks for the mapcard!!! One more for my collection!!!
You deserve more than a heart!!! Perhaps if you like we can trade tea!!
Response: Super, I'm so glad you liked it all. If you'd like to trade tea, that would be great. I'd love to get some from other countries :-)
Comment: Hi,,just wanted to say thank you for the adorable and very full stocking i received in the mail today..it totally made my day..:) i dont know whats in it yet..i refused to open the gifts inside even though my daughter had a fit..lol..ill find out on christmas day ..:)
Response: Wow, you have more willpower than I do! I tear into everything I get immediately like a little kid! :-D I hope you'll like what you find, and there is even a tiny something in there for your daughter;-) Merry Christmas!
Comment: CLYDEESMOM 12/07/2007 THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT STICKERS. I NEVER KNEW THERE WAS SUCH PRETTY STICKERS UNTIL I JOINED SWAP-BOT.I LOVE THE TIGER ONE THE BEST BUT THEY'RE ALL CUTE. HAPPY HOLIDAYS. LORRAINE