Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcards that you sent me, I am happy because I did not have those states, my collection keeps increasing ... I appreciate that you have read my profile, the surprise was great ... greetings from Chile!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the package.
Comment: Wow, you absolutely made my day! Thank you for going to the effort of reading my profile to see that I collect postage stamps and sending me some. I also love the extra postcards. You are amazing, thank you for being who you are and adding the personal touch .
Comment: Hi! I received my envelope last night! Pure joy!! How would you know my new loves are small envelopes and that I love Route 66. My first stuffed envelope and it was so much fun. I was at church and didn't get home til 8pm. So it truly brightened my day.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of beautiful playing cards :)! You sent so many extras and the bridge sized are especially cherished. But love that slimmer Wizard of Oz-card too, thatÂ´s awesome!
Comment: Just wanted to let you know that my package arrived safely. Thank you! I love the note pad. It will come in handy for all of my holiday lists, to keep in my purse. I haven't opened my stocking stuffer, yet. Let me know if I should, if it is meant for the holidays. Again, Thank You!
Response: Thanks for the heart! You can open your package or wait until Christmas. It's up to you.
Comment: OH thank you sooooo much for the wonderful cards! I'm adding the gift to my stash for Christmas. Thanks so much! *Edit 12/25/17* Just opened my gift, and what a treat! I LOVE the size mini canvases you got for me, and the stickers will be oerfect for hapoy mail in January! Oh thank you so very much for making my Christmas so merry!
Comment: What a wonderful collection of little presents ~ I can hardly wait to open them! ~ This swap deserves a couple dozen hearts!
****ETA ~ It was so much fun to open these ~ I am really enjoying them. Happy new year and happy swapping!
Comment: I am SPEECHLESS!! This box was so full of fun things! I mean, there was a huge variety! I am in love with this plate!!! I have a large plate collection and this fits so perfectly with all my others!! the wallet, the little baskets, the baggies full of stamps, papers,goodies of all kinds!! Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This is so delightful-I'm just in awe of all the goodies you included in this journal-a feast for the eyes and every time I look at it I see something else. Thank You very much for taking the time and using your artistic talent to create this for me! Just amazing!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it.
Comment: I just found this swap in a tote bag of items from just before we moved last year. I'm so sorry for the delay in rating. But thank you for a wonderful gift and thank you for the extra postcards you included
Comment: Oh Joyce, what a nice package! One for now and one for later! And the hot water is on for an afternoon cup of mint tea. I lone the blue gnome!Hes sort of a cousin to Smurf.! I hope to see the movie next week when I visit my grandkidsðŸ˜€Thanks for everything....just perfectâ¤ï¸
Response: i'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh! Wow! This is awesome....... I love it, the past ones i have received do not look anything like this, this sets the bar so much higher for the next one i do. I so hope you like mine,. Was your luggage over weight with all the items you collected, some things in that book i wouldn't even think to stick in a book. I can tell my magpie stash is going to get even bigger now. Thank you so much i love all the different textures in the book. I am totally gobsmacked ...â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ˜
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it. It was fun looking at everything I saw with the thought, "can I put it in my magpie journals?" And, yes, I was pretty close to being overwieght with my luggage.
Comment: Thanks so much for being in this swap and contributing to my chubby stocking! Getting excited to soon be opening all those stuffers. I love that you sent some new tea for me. I am having some after dinner w a small bit of cakeðŸ˜€ðŸŽ„happy holidays!
Comment: Thank you so much for for the enclosures. I really appreciate the pocket letter sleeves; can take part in a swap or 2 again! Every good wish for a wonderful festive season and for 2017. Hugz Mandy
Comment: Wow wow wow! There's so much in this journal! I've flipped through twice now and still don't think I've seen everything. I can tell you spent a long time on it. I love it! Hope it was as fun to make as it has been to look at. :) Thanks much for the aces of diamonds too! You rock! Extra hearts for you: â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Comment: Thank-you. It was so nice to get those recipe cards. Added them to my growing collection. I placed my gift in its proper place and patiently (not) waiting for Dec 24th when I will open after church services.
Comment: Thank you for your kind Christmas wishes and charming, calming postcard image -- oh, to walk through snow! (I will never forget walking through a pristinely snowy Fort Tryon Park to The Cloisters two Februarys ago. It was as if I were going back in time, but I couldn't resist stopping momentarily to make a snow angel :)
Comment: Oh What a fun journal. You are so creative with all the additions. I love the graduated pages in the back. This journal is extra special because you made it during such a difficult petiod. Hugs and hearts to you.
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer- it's stuffed away for 2 more months! Thanks for the extra water postcards, that is very sweet of you! Happy early Christmas to you!
update: Thanks for the inkpad, lovely color! Happy 2017 to you!
Comment: What an absolutely fascinating collection of the weird, the wonderful, the profane and the shiny. I laughed out loud when I read the warning not to drill holes in the product! Thank you for this little treasure.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! The funny story is that drill warning came out of an air conditioner box that was bought to replace the one someone had drilled into trying to fix iit.
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome swap Joyce!! This Little Golden Books are terrific and I love the handkerchief. The postcards will be put to great use and that is a beyond awesome assortment of playing cards! Thank you for reading my profile and making this such a personal, fun swap for me!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I did have fun putting that swap together!
Comment: Thank you for the gift and the teas. I'm steeping the Plantation Mint right now. I'm not sure if I can wait til Christmas. I might have to open it on a day I need a little cheering up. Or some other valid excuse.
Comment: THANK YOU so much for the extras!!!! :-) Such a nice surprise;-) I received your book and will enjoy coloring in it for you! I have to say i am really excited about this series! & to see how it goes! Hope you get my book soon too! Blessings, cc
Response: Thanks for the heart! I am looking forward to this series, too.
Comment: Hi Joyce! Thanks so much for the lovely letter. I had fun reading everyone's entries and think this is a really fun ongoing swap series. I loved hearing about your kids living in Thailand . . . why do they live in Thailand? What a fun place to visit, though! Thailand used to be Siam when I was young. I always think the "old names" are really pretty and the new ones? Not so much. Thanks, too, for the nice postcards; I love them!
Response: Thanks for the heart! My son-in-law teaches at a school in Thailand, which is why they moved there.
Comment: I really really love the page you colored! Really made my day to get your swap in the mail and thank you for the peacock coloring page for me. I've only lived in LA for 1 year but I'm from Texas---the Dallas area actually (Grand Prairie.) Not too far from you.
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful community cookbook and stocking stuffer gift. I am delighted to add the cookbook to my personal collection ...it's so nice! Saving the stocking stuffer to open at Christmas. Thank you for your kindness.
Comment: Thank you! I have put my gifts up until Christmas. I really like all the postcards you sent! I didn't have any of these. I was so excited to open the beautiful card and see them! :) Thank you for joining the swap!
Comment: I have to confess, I needed cheering up and opened all of my stocking stuffers lol! I can't believe you found washi tape at the thrift store! How cool. It makes me want to go shopping LOL. I love the washi and thank you so much for making my day!!
Comment: Thank you so much for my gifts. I'm placing the wrapped one with the others to open during the holiday. I don't know where to begin to thank you for my Starbucks mug. I really appreciate everything. â™¥ï¸
Comment: I put the whole bag in my stocking. I cant wait to open it and see the variety of paper napkins you sent me and my present. I will that do that in December. I so appreciate you taking the time to get an assortment ready for me. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the washi tape and wrapped present â™¥ I have to admit I opened it and I love the stamps. When it came we were discussing what we thought it night be (my boyfriend thought it was soap) and I just had to prove him wrong lol. I don't have any like either of these and I will get great use out of them!
Comment: Thank you Joyce!! I can hardly wait for Easter to open!!!! I will come back and Thank you again. :) 03-29-16..What a Fun Filled Egg, I loved it all!!!... I couldn't believe you got it all to fit. Thank you so very much!!!!... I hope you had a wonderful Easter!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for my Easter Basket!! I am not going to open until Easter and I will come back an Thank you properly then.( If I can hold off that long!!)lol...03-29-16. Joyce, thank you so very much for this amazing basket, I had so much fun going through it. You truly made my Easter extra special!!! I wish i could give you many more hearts for your kindness!!!.....P.S everyone was fighting over who got to play with the bird.lol
Comment: Thank you so much for the folded letter. I love these but I find I get to the end of my paper before I get to the end of my story. LOL! You and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for my items! I am keeping the wrapped item away until Christmas, but I am very excited to see what is inside! Thank you for the high lighters, they will definitely come in handy!
Comment: Thanks so much! This is the first gift I've received for the season. Getting super excited. Hope I can keep from looking ;) happy holidays
Edit- totally in love with the amazing buttons, and the fabric is fantastic! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! I haven't opened anything yet as I am being good and saving them, but I have a hint from the customs label that these were carefully chosen :) (Update: just had a mini opening session - thank you for your thoughtful choices!)
Comment: Thank you very much Joyce!! I love the cards you sent! My favorite is the clear nesting doll one and the coke ones and the moving kitty one and elsie the cow...oh and cracker jack and the snowman...oh heck, I love them all!! Thank you again and happy fall!!!
Comment: Joyce, You quadrupled my collection! I hosted this swap because I wanted to get a few more playing cards, and you went above and beyond! My favorites are the bird card, the cracker jack card and the cat card. Thank you!
Comment: Joyce that was an amazing package! So beautifully put together, wrapped little presents. I love all the brads, tea, cards, washi, ladybug stickers and keychains! The heart one is super. cool, thank you so much for a fun,happy and thoughtful swap.â™¡â˜†â™¡â˜†â™¡â˜†â™¡â˜†
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love the wrapping paper you used. I'm waiting to open my stocking stuffers, and the extra postcards definitely help curb the temptation to open gifts. UPDATE: Love the gifts! Already using the owl badge holder and keychain. Love the Star Wars stickers too. Especially Darth Vader! Perfect!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I bought that paper in every color they made last year (or the year before - LOL!)
Comment: Thank you so much for the extras!! They were fantastic. I'm so sorry for the late rate, I thought that I had rated you already and I couldn't understand why I hadn't archived the swap. Thank you again!
Comment: Joyce! You really outdid yourself putting together the owl pocket letter for me! I love everything about it! Thank you so much! Its the best one I've ever gotten! You are so thoughtful! My daughter was born in TX when my husband of 34 years was in the air force. Being a grandma is the best! Enjoy them at every age. My one & only is 9 & it just keeps getting better. I started scrapbooking when my daughter was 11, which was 21 years ago. Now i also make cards & join all the swaps I can. Again, thanks ever so much! Wish i could give more than 1 heart.
Comment: Joyce, thanks for the great postal ephemera postcard! It's a really interesting collection of items...and I had never thought to enclose the PC in a clear envelope. What a super idea. Thanks to your profile, I learned about letter boxing and geocaching. :) Another month and we may cool down a bit....
Comment: Thank you very much for the really pretty pocket letter and all of the goodies you included! You did a great job and I really enjoyed reading your letter and getting to know more about you. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great cards! It's a first map card for me from Arkansas and Oklahoma and I really appreciate all the extra cards. The other 3 were all different ones for me too. Wish I could give you extra hearts.
Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely, interesting letter and the awesome journal you made. I think itÂ´s the first time I hold a Junkhournal in my hands ;). You shurley had a lot of work with it :). IÂ´ll try to reply soon, best wishes, Betty
Comment: Am rating a 5 because you did post a journal but it isn't a naked journal. The idea was that the stamps go on the cover of the book... that the journal travels "naked". The plastic envelope cover you have attached to the journal completely take away the nakedness. Disappointed.
Comment: Hi Joyce! Thank you so much for all the wonderful Playing Cards! I'm so excited to add them to my collection. You are a sweetheart for sending so many profile related cards! I love the Route 66 cards and the awesome Postcards. Thanks for making it such a special swap! Take Care -Vanne
Response: Thanks for the heart! I had fun putting that swap together.
Comment: Hi Joyce! Very inspirational with those beautiful pictures and quotes, thank you so much along with the nice surprises! And the extra freecards, I love them too! I'll add the Oklahoma one to my US state collection :)
Comment: Thank you for the journal Joyce! Isn't it a pretty stuffed one? :) And thank you SO much for an always useful Moleskine cahier, they're really my favorite and I already took it with me today to fill with with notes for work. Kind greetings and wishing you already a nice weekend, Aline
Comment: I loved your "State" pocket letter representing Texas. The colors look great and the way you presented the state information and tourist info was really cool. I am doing my state info the same way. I love the little butterfly page flags and other neat goodies you tucked in the back. Very creative.
Comment: Hi Joyce, What a fun swap!! I LOVED everything you sent and would give more hearts if I could! Loved all the images you decorated the pockets with. Enjoyed your letter so much! I loved everything, the metal cat brad is awesome as are the playing cards, little magnet, cat stamps (happy face and cat buttons and stickers. Thanks for a wonderful swap!!
Comment: Thank you sooo much for your beautiful hand. I love your nails :D Thank you soo much for the wonderful postie cards. I am going to put them on my wall right now :D My husband got to touch them lol. I promptly took them back lol. Hugs
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a fabulous PL!! You went above and beyond and I love it all. Of course my favorites are the b&w photos you included!! Wish I could send lots and lots of hearts!!! Thank you ever so much!!
Comment: What a beautiful card and a comforting verse. One of our greatest blessings is the knowledge that He loves us so much He will never let us go. Thank you for the wonderful postcards also. Hugs, Diane
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm hoping to collect a nice stack of these cards!
Comment: WOW! and WOW again! You have completely restored my faith in Swap Bot partners. Your generosity and variety of cards was stunning to me, and the jokers! What can I say? I especially love the Matroyshka card, the Banco Central, Cracker Jack and the elephant! I'm wondering how many individual decks you have? I am over a hundred. And amazingly, we have one duplicate deck in all those! I can't thank you enough for sending me extras and for the fabulous selection. Can I send you some, too? I've loads share!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Wow! I have not idea how many decks I have. I have a lot! I would guess that I have well over 200. There are some themes that I always buy -- Colorado, Texas, bats, caves,moose, etc. I pick up a lot of decks at thrift stores! If you want to send some cards, I'd especially love animal and flower ones.
Comment: Im SO sorry I didn't rate this!! I thought I had!
thank you for the lovely Spring themed pocket letter and the little goodies! It's very SPRING and makes me smile !! It's FINALLY looking like spring around here.. though its still quite windy and not so warm yet!!
Have a great weekend!!
Comment: What a nice surprise I received in the mail. Thank you so much for the birthday card and gifts. I appreciate that you checked out my profile: I don't have that Stampin' Up set, and I love the lighthouse stickers. I hope your birthday is a great one!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I hope you have a great birthday, too!
Comment: This is a wonderful tiny little postcard. So much the better for having a printed scripture message about Faith on the front and the one you wrote on the back. Pretty postage stamp too. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the profile based pocket letter you sent to me. I enjoyed each pocket and it's at home in my binder. Best of luck and congrats on the upcoming arrival of your grand baby.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the pl.
Comment: Wow! Joyce, when I saw the size of that envie, I knew I was in for a treat! What a bunch of wonderfully amazing goodies. I'm CRAZY for so much of it. Those bridge tallies--I don't have that on my profile but I LOVE them! The napkins are gorgeous, all the cute little bags. Everything is just wonderful and so appreciated.
Response: Thanks for the heart! A few months ago, I bought a bag of "vintage" papers for around $3. If had a lost of bridge tallies.
Comment: Thank you so much for this signature, I especially like how you added pockets and the smaller half pages. It's very different from the one I received in January making a very interesting journal.
Comment: After driving home for a long 10 hours, it was a wonderful site to open my swap from you. I adore the napkins you sent as "extras" I haven't seen those before and perfect for "me" I always save my stocking items till Christmas (will open that one later). Thanks so much for your thoughtful gifts :-) May the spirit of Christmas fill your world year round.
Comment: Thanks for the terrific card of everyday fun! I wish we had a Half Price Books store nearby. I think you included security envelope bits that are a neat-looking print. Love the apple in the shape of a heart cutout too.
Comment: Just received my pill box of goodies today! Wow - it was full of so many awesome things - and it is obvious you read my profile which was a real blessing for me!! I LOVE all my 'tiny little things'! Thank you, thank you!!! (:
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thank you! This seriously made my week. I appreciate the extra goodies too! My BF loved the dragon PC (He's a Game of Thrones addict) so much he tried to hide it in his stuff! Haha It is safely back in my PC collection now though :D Such a cool Christmas Card Notebook....I was so excited when I saw all the different papers inside. Such a great idea to include an envelope and the plastic in front that I can put sticky notes on! The card is beautiful too. I'm so inspired by this. I really want to get into junk journal making, but I have a hard time because of my ocd. I admire your skills. Clearly you are a pro! Thanks again!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I had a lot of fun making it!
Comment: Joyce! Thank you for a great swap package! I loved the candle holders...so pretty! One of the pigs is going into my collection...the other two are going to be bath toys for my granddaughters! And thank you for the washi tape...you're a wonderful partner!
Response: Thanks for the heart! It was fun shopping for you!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing swap! I loved both set of cards, if you are intersted in doing a private swap let me know because I do not have some previous ones. Best wishes and thanks dor the wonderful cards!
Comment: Love this little notebook!! How cool is the little dashboard and pocket!!!! I've tucked it in my purse already and will use it often!! Thank you so much for the postcards too! I love them and will make them into dividers for my planner! <3 Happy Swapping!
Comment: Here I was thinking I'd sent out a great assortment to my partner...but you went above and beyond my expectations. Such an amazing and fun assortment of ephemera!! Great stuff and it was stuffed FULL! Love it all including the awesome book pages you sent as extra! Thank you so much :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for my Coke coasters,I did not have those, & I LOVED my jar. My husband was with me when I was going thru the goodies & when I got to the mini lock w/key he said," Oh can I have that it'll be perfect fit for my helmet lock?*, lol he just bought a new motorcycle & needs a special lock but couldn't find one that he liked, so I wanted it but it was so cute he asked I'm sharing. lol Thank you so much for making both our days, I loved all the neat buttons, beautiful bird charm,owl necklace, & I have been looking for heavy duty safety pins. Thank you so much for a great swap. Happy New Year to you & your family. xoxo
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it. It was fun to put that jar together!
Comment: Hi, Joyce ~ please forgive me! I was aghast when I saw that I had not rated you, as I thought that I had since I rated my other partner. I loved all the stuff you sent me- I was really impressed, too, that you actually have a card specifically designated for your swaps! That is a neat idea! I hope all is well with you and yours and I wish you a wonderful and blessed Christmas! kindest regards, terry (mineau16)
Comment: Hello Joyce! Thank you for the excellent winter snow landscape, saying "Believe" glitter card you sent me. Amazing glitter scene reminds me of snow - covered lawns when I lived in Maryland & Virginia. Memories of the blanket of snow looking like it was covered with jeweled sequins. And thank you for the extra Christmas card. Happy Holidays to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your "move" with me in the form of a journal. It is simply awesome. I did a quick look through - made them wait to go pecan picking - and have just finished a much closer, leisurely look. I love it. So many wonderful little treats in there. I just want to make journals now. Thanks for the inspiration. Wish I could give you more <3s.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the journal!
Comment: TOMB it may concern....thats a scream! And plenty of profile gifts too. Loved the Envie. Youre such a SCREAM!!!!!! Im trying to decide to track mine or not. I will just SCREAM if it gets stolen. xox
Response: Thanks for the heart! It's fun to do those mail art envelopes!
Comment: I've got a few Oz ATCs, but I was missing this character. What a great card to help complete my collection. How did you get it to glitter in such a subtle way? I can't tell what you used. It's wonderful. PLUS a postcard for my collection I was missing and stamps! THANK YOU! :-)
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it. I used a metallic spray to get the shine.
Comment: Thank you very, very much for all the playing cards that you sent to me. You must have a very large collection so that you can spare so many extras for me. Thank you also for the postcards. They will be welcome additions to my collection.
Comment: Oh my gosh Joyce! I ADORE the tag you sent me. Wow, wow, wow!!! It's just so perfect - lots of cool ephemera masterfully arranged. Just fantastic! Thank you VERY much for sending it to me! Thank you for the extras too. Those are great!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it!!
Comment: I'm sure the end recipient of this card will really appreciate all the creativity and thoughtfulness that went into this Pass & Paste! Thank you also for the map PCs...makes me want to go explore Wyoming & Colorado!
Comment: Thank you for reading my wish list! I love my thrift store surprises! I have a dear friend in Brownsville, TX and was delighted to see that she had contributed to the Junior League cookbook from there! What a small world!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I really is a small world!
Comment: Dear Joyce
I just received your golden Russian doll and I have to comment right away to let you know how much I like your card. I love the background paper and her cute chubby face.
Thank you very much for spending time creating for me. Your ATC has its place in my collection already, (in my page about Russia) and it is shining!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the ATC.
Comment: I love your ATC so much! The blue matroyshka is so beautiful and the background too! Thanks a lot for the card. I hope you had nice holidays in Colorado and that it's not too hard to be back to the daily routine!
Comment: Oh my gosh!!! You are truly amazing!!! I just loved my package, everyone who came in my house for a few days had to deal with me sharing it with them til I got it put away with my other ones. They were so cool. The memoirs and the extras both.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you enjoyed the package!
Comment: Hi Joyce . . . thanks for the BEAUTIFUL tags. Everyone is unique and will be fun to use. I love these swaps for small things to put in our journals--they're really fun. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into creating them AND thanks for the GREAT postcards! They're much appreciated!
Response: Thanks for the heart! It was fun making those tags!
Comment: Dear Joyce . . . . I'm CRAZY for my new purse-sized junk journal! It is--as always--impeccably made with lots and lots of neat papers and a sturdy, attractive cover. I'm going to have to teach myself your binding technique--everything is so tight but it closes so nicely. It's already in my purse with a grocery list inside! Thank you my friend for making something so special for me.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for swapping and thanks for the heart!
Comment: thank you so very much for the great washi samples and the postcards!! I love everything. I don't have any of the styles of washi you sent and I do have a lot. :) . Thank you for a great swap and being part of the group. have a great day and happy swapping
Comment: Thank you for an awesome mail art postcard! I love the collage look and feel of it, and especially love the vintage photo and air mail washi tape. It's a great addition to my collection. Thanks for taking a peek at my profile and using some items that I like. :)
Comment: Thank you so much! Such a great swap and an awesome variety of things I will LOVE to use to create my junk journal! I love everything you sent and cannot wait to start making it!!!
Comment: Thank you for the Washi assortment! I especially like the music and the blue and green stripes! And thanks also for the yummy Chai tea!!! It's actually dreary and rainy today so I'm gonna have a cuppa now!!!
Comment: Oh my gosh Joyce!!...I loved this swap from you!! You were so generous with the extra cards and the vintage purple hankie & a buffalo postcard!!! The cards you sent are AWESOME!! I've never seen clear playing cards before...I love, love, love the Matryoshka Doll one especially! Thank you so much for reading my profile and making the swap so special for me!! A hundred <3 going your way!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you like it all!
Comment: What a pleasant surprise when I opened your envelope. Your pocket tag was two sided, wish I had thought of that. Your tag had tactile interest, as my eyes were busy, my fingers had many things to interest them also, I LOVED YOUR TAG! You obviously checked my profile because you had a mineral stamp plus a post card of the minerals of N Carolina, THEN you added two pieces of gorgeous lace which I use a lot for my crafts. Thank you for this terrific swap. I can see I am really going to like SwapBot and I have to step up and get better things going out, 'cause you gals are GOOD at this.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Greetings & thank you for the beautiful John scripture cards. Very pretty the way you created them. I love the Texas PCs too! My Daddy is an ole' cowboy from Montana and my heart just belongs to the West:-) By the by the hubby looks like an egg wearing a cowboy hat:-(
See you around the swap.
Comment: WOW, you went way beyond what you had to send. I am so thrilled with my envelope full of washi samples. And I LOVE them ALL. Such a pretty variety, and I love the purple ones, I don't have purple washis. I can tell that you went and checked my profile, so thank you so much, I LOVE IT! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! I love purple, too!
Comment: Joyce, this is my 2nd time receiving from you and i have to say, I LOVE THEM always :)) thanks for sending another chinese ink painting maiden, they indeed are lovely.. my favourite this time round is the back of Hua Mei & Bai Yun panda, and the front of Lady and Hussar Wooden Toys :)) and not to mention the lovely Madonna & Baby (Mary & Baby Jesus) stamps.. love love love.. thank you so much.. i'll be sending you a little traditional Indonesian shadow puppet cards , i hope they will reach you safely :))))
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you are happy with them!
Comment: Oh my goodness -Thank You So Much forall the aairmail/postal awesomeness -â™¡!!! Where did you get all those great labels on the envie? They're fantastic -Thank you for being so generous & thoughtful (Thai baht :D). Wishing you all the best -Take Care & Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I think I ordered those labels from Amazon.
Comment: I really enjoyed reading about your various adventures from this spring, thank you for sharing them with me! I really appreciate the goodies you added to the package! Thank you so much, you're so sweet! :) I hope you have a wonderful summer!!
Comment: Hi Joyce!
Wow! I love what you sent. Your envie is decorated beautifully--did you use watercolor squiggles as part of the background? The notecards and postcards are lovely as well. Thank you for sending multiples AND playing cards, too. This was so much fun to open. Thanks, Joyce. Hope we're partnered again soon.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Yes, I had fun playing with the watercolors making squiggles on that one.
Comment: I'm home...your flat Stacie was hiding in my mail box...sorry she did not make it here in time for the trip to the Armstrong Space Museum and on-wards. I will get her travelling soon. When her visit is over, I will send her home safely inside her house, just as she arrived!
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful set of cards! The only card out of all of those I have is the clear Coke bottle cards. I have a deck of those. But I don't have any of the others! I loved them all! Thanks so much for a great swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun pass and paste card! I can't wait to add onto it :). However, part of the swap requirements was to send in a decorated envie, so please decorate the envelope next time. No biggie, just thought I'd let you know :).
EDIT 5/21: Wow! Thanks for the great decorated envelope that you sent me! That is very kind of you :)
Response: Thanks for letting me know it arrived! I'll be sending a decorated envelope your way ASAP.
Comment: We seem to be meeting up quite a bit lately! Thank you SO much for the fabulous selection of cards. I love the Boynton, the purple and green, the cowpokes, the asian ones, ALL of them. I don't suppose you have any jokers you would like trade? If you collect jokers, I could send those too.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I do collect jokers and aces of spades. I'll start saving any extra jokers for you.
Comment: Omg wonderful items.... i am collecting all of these series swaps and then i am going to put them together and make my junk journal..thank you...i dont know what i love more...the purple doily heart or the foreign language papers..thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you like the stuff!
Comment: Cool zentangles! I love the use of the washi tape with them -- very fanciful! Thanks also for the beautiful zentangle zine :) I especially love the pattern that I am calling "knife - wings" for lack of a better name! And -- cute stamp, too :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! I call that design "knife." It's what I drew in high school when I felt the need to doodle.
Comment: What a lovely, lovely journal - start to finish! And thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies - they were perfect! Now I'm inspired to go off geocaching again - haven't done it in years! Lol Take care and thanks again :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you like the goodies!
Comment: Hi Joyce! You really went above and behind with this! Thank you SO much for the beautiful napkins! My faves are the one with the elephants and the one with the palms! And is the flag one the flag of Texas? Love them all, and thank you for the tea!! Xo
Response: Thanks for the heart! That is indeed the flag of Texas!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully bright and cheerful matryoshkelope. It captures their spirit perfectly! I appreciate that there are several in different sizes. Somehow, I had not thought about making an envelope with unstacked matryoshkas! I love seeing them side by side as sisters :)
Comment: Loved your journal!!!! I'm so sorry I forgot to rate when I got it!!! What a wonderful trip you had. I will be passing along your journal in the next round. I hope you are participating!!!! Peace and hugs, Jennie
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Joyce! I see you arrived in Thailand! Everything ok over there? Already celebrating? Your notebook looks a ma zing! Will stamp it and send it back to you a.s.a.p. Thank you for the postcard, really cool! Have a nice day and enjoy! Jealous!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I am enjoying getting to know the new little girl. It's been really fun!
Comment: My sincerest apologies. I was doing a Swapbot cleanup and realized I never rated for this particular swap. (That is so unlike me.) Late is better than never but certainly not acceptable. Please don't take my tardiness as a sign that I didn't appreciate your card. I most certainly did! Merry Christmas and Happy 2014!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Merry Christmas to you, too!
Comment: I can tell you put some thought and love into this swap! Thank you so much! Happy holidays! I just got to a computer now, mine was already sent out on Friday you will probably get it tomorrow! Then you can open days 1 and 2!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I hope you enjoy all of the cards! Happy Holidays to you, too!
Comment: Hi! I hope this finds you well! Thanks so much for the great Christmas pc and wishes! All are appreciated! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart! Merry Christmas to you, too!
Comment: What a great journal! So many goodies! I like the Route 66 stuff, the snowmen, it goes on and on. Haven't had a chance to look through it all yet. My favorite so far is the postcard with the giant grasshoppers. Thank you much!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it. It was fun collecting it all!
Comment: OMG i love the way that you put your journal together...thank you for the wonderful extras... i also made a thanksgiving zine.. i will send you one when i return your stamp book to you...thanks buddy...gobble gobble
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the extras!
Comment: Dear Joyce, thank you for the shorthand on the postcard! I tried to puzzle it out and got all but the last word :) Must practice more! Anyway, thank you for the postcard, the shorthand (and the transcription!), and the flower stamps!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I was fun to write a bit of shorthand again!
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing extras you didn't have to send!!!!! I love them :) Russian language is one of my favorite ever :) Your new zine is cool.... can I include information about bats, or is it just for pictures? I'm excited to contribute!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the extras. Anything "bats" is fair game!
Comment: What a lovely surprise to get my own book back! I'm happy to see that it is still in circulation! Thank you for the lovely postcards too, I love the stern-faced little boy talking to the rabbits! Haha.
Comment: Wow. It's really a happy airmail. I love all the different type of airmail envelopes that you sent me. All so pretty and lovely. And thank you for organizing the Air Mail is Here swap. I always join from the main swap and also WIYM group. I will be looking forward for the next one :)
Comment: Hi Joyce!
What a wonderful surprise for me! I just adore the sweet journal you made for me! SO many different papers and embellishments. Those foil-y journal cards are BRILLIANT! Thank you also for the lovely kitty postcards you sent. I loved everything. What a treat. Thanks for creating something so nice for me. A question: how do you get your edges so even? Do you trim AFTER folding/sewing? They look so professional!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I had fun making that one. I just cut the papers, fold them and bind them. I do try to made sure that all of the pages are in snugly when I bind.
Comment: Awesome assortment of stamps! I especially like the vintage "Youth Month" and the Peter Max Expo 74 stamps. And what a nice surprise to receive your generous envelope of US and world stamps. Lots of treasures here to keep me happily occupied. Thanks for a great mailbox find at the end of a long work day, a very pleasant start to the weekend.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you enjoyed the envelope!
Comment: Awesome envelope! Loved all the sticker/labels and the postage +they were hand canceled -Woo Hoo!!! :D the contents were so thoughtful -Thank You, Thank You!! â™¥â™¥â™¥ Take Care & Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it al!
Comment: This was a very great package with a variety of book pages. I smiled with everyone. My min flooded with so many ideas of where to put them or even using them to paint images on. I especially liked the Asian pages. Awesome by the way. Thank you so much for this package. It brought a smile to my face.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked them. The Asian page were bought on my trip to Thailand in January. It was a great way to pick up lots of goodies!
Comment: Holy Schmoly WOW!!! Your envie is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sending it plastic so that I can re-use it for the envelope to my Chemo Angel! I love sending her beautiful things in the mail, and you helped make it possible this week :) If I could give you a million hearts I would!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: WOW! Thank you a million times for the awesome playing cards and sending sooo many extras! I canÂ´t believe the huge variety on them, you must have one of a collection yourselves! I love all of them and will be a happy APC-maker for a long time with these. Thank you also for the great book-pages, love them too! It was a lot of fun swapping with you. Thank you once again and take care!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I really love the cards you sent, too! Let's swap again sometime. I have a lot of cards. If you want to swap cards for something else, like airmail envelopes for example, just let me know. You might have to sent me a list of what I sent already so that I don't duplicate.
Comment: I like the paper and washi tape (is that what it is?) you used on the pc. I am fairly new to paste & pass swaps and I get the last space on this one. It's nice to see what others do. I appreciate all the extra postcards you sent! I assume you read my profile since I love them all.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you enjoyed the package.
Comment: Hello Joyce, What a pleasant surprise. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of blank cards and also the lovely variety of postcards. I appreciate that you chose from my profile preferences. Again, thank you so much. :)
Comment: Thank you! I didn't have to guess what swap this was for when your envelope arrived! ;-)
I love the airmail stickers on the envelope and the stamps are great! And thank you for all the lovely items inside the envelope! <3
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you enjoyed the envelope!
Comment: Lollll, I can't believe you have had to send to me for the last 3 versions of this swap! :) Poor lady. Thank you so much for your wonderfully decorated envelope and the great assorted of (hand cancelled, yay!) stamps you used on it! Thank you also for the airmail envelopes and labels and postal post card and envelope! The Thailand map/brochure was quite fun to look through, too! :) Take care!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I hope my envelope isn't too much of a reapeat!
Comment: + 10 more virtual hearts! Hi Joyce! I'm a lucky dog to have you as my sending partner for this swap. Your journal is BRILLIANT! It looks so professional. All the lovely assortment of papers--things I would never think to use--make it so unique and fun. I'll be borrowing some of your ideas when making my own! Thank you for creating something so special for me! Can you let me know how you bound it together? Is it sewn? I was just awestruck at how professional the binding is. Again, thank you; you are my hero!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I did have a lot of fun making that one. It is a sewn binding, just a basic running stitch one inch apart. The washing tape in the middle covers the thread as it does on the outside. Feel free to steal any idea you want!!
Comment: Joyce, I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful package that you sent. Its swappers like you that keep me coming back and keep me swapping on here. Every once in awhile I tend to get discouraged, then I receive a package like yours and my faith is restored. thank you again!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the package!
Comment: A BUNCH OF HEARTS for you...such a LOVELY Flower Power Mail Art... so so beautiful...Even the people at the post office loved your mail we were chatting about it how lovely it is. :) So lucky to be partnered to you. :) :) :) Thank you. Stay safe and blessed.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: OMG...1 heart is NOT enough for this effort!! I absolutely LOVE the 'pocket' book you made-what a fabulous idea!!
And all those state postcards tucked into it - you are too kind! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it all. I had a lot of fun making the pocket book!
Comment: Thank you very much for this envelope full of goodies! The notecards are beautiful and will be put to good use in future swaps! I also love the airmail envelopes you sent - I don't have any like these!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the goodies!
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute envie+ all of the surprises inside. Thanks for taking a look at my profile! It's always fun to get a package tailored to you! Also, I love all of the stamps. Thanks for the extra effort.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Yayyyyyy! :-) What a wonderfully decorated envelope, with tons of interesting stamps and stickers - thank you so much! :-). It was a pleasure to receive! And then, wow, thank you for all the envelopes and postcards you included! Woohoo, I love colonial history and Rt 66. :-). Thank you fr the great swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it!
Comment: Oh my, what a WONDERFULLY washi covered envelope you sent to me. I loved looking at all the different wash tape strips. Can you believe I only have one of the tapes you used?! There are so many in the world - LOL! Thank you for the ones you included for me and for the tea too - how thoughtful. You really made my mailbox & me super happy! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked that envelope. I should be ashamed to admit how much washi tape I have, but I'm not - LOL!!!
Comment: I LOVE everything in your package, the variety of envelopes, the stamps on the outside and all the postcards, I don't have any of those National Parks already in my collection so they are perfect. Thank you SO much xxx
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked it all!
Comment: Oh I LOVE it!!!! I could hardly put it down long enough to rate you! I just love all of the treasures you've included :) I am brimming over with all sorts of ideas to do with them!! You are so creative with making pockets- I just love your use of the coffee house sleeves! The little book in the front is too cute, all the craft goodies, and tea, and postage stamps!!! I feel so lucky that I got you as my partner! I rate you a 10 and you need extra hearts too!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful book!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you like it! It was a lot of fun to make!
Comment: I get a fair amount of mail from swaps, but I must say that receiving an air mail envelope is really something special! Thanks for sending such a great assortment of mail goodness, especially the envelopes and the new mailing card - I love the image of the deer. Happy Swapping! Amy.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you liked the goodies!
Comment: What a delightful surprise when I found this airmail envelope packed full of goodness today! Thank you SO much for all the awesome airmail treats, plus the beautiful airmail envelope you stamped & decorated... brought a smile, that's for sure!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I actually bought a couple of those envelopes in Bangkok in January.