Comment: I totally agree with you, unfortunately nowadays many people are very unkind :( you don't need to go too far: sometimes the shop assistant is also very rude, though you kindly said hello and kindly asked something. Everyone is saying it's because of the low salary, but in my opinion a normal people wouldn't be rude with an other just because she/he gets low salary.
Comment: Thanks a lot for your email, and I'm sorry for my late rating, but I was traveling :) I hope your move to Colorado goes well!!! It was nice to read your lines. In 2020 I'd like to do more Diamond Painting actually, and I'd like to turn back to building plane models :)
Comment: There are many ways to communicate yet many people still can't find a way to do it well and find a time to talk... Or they find themselves too busy to send a simple message, right?
Thank you for the swap! It made me reflect a bit upon this topic :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing about your love of travel ...wow you’ve been all over the place ...I hope one day I’ll be able to see as many places as you have ...it sounds so nice to be moving closer to family for you...big changes are sometimes nice
Comment: Hello Barb,
Thank you for the wonderful e-mail. I agree, reading and writing go hand in hand. I also love reading children's books from time to time - I particularly like and follow Miss Peregrine's peculiar children.
Happy Reading :-)
Comment: I love the picture of the PC. I also like the idea of Hope, right?! My first coloring collar swap so it will be very interesting. I am trying to figure out if I should follow the same colors or break out and do it a little different to give if a different life.... what is the acceptable or practiced way? Anyway it is a fabulous idea and I can not wait for all of us to have our cards turn home lol
Comment: Your fantastic package arrived today!!!! Mega Hearts! Looking forward to check out YouTube for the straws craft to do with my granddaughter. You spoiled me with more than two items. Thank you very much. Be sure to mark it sent on the swap page.
Comment: Thank you for the box of goodies! I immediately opened the Werther's soft caramels. They are one of my favs as well as the Hershey Bar. The gummies and Sour Patch Kids were claimed by my sweetie. Everything is great. Thanks again 💜
Comment: Barb - Thanks so much for the resend. I love the die cuts (and everything else), but especially the swirly branch with the bluebird. Thank you for the very colorful collection. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the snowy postcard. We just got home from a vacation in Colorado Springs. It snowed our last day there on my daughter's birthday. It was her and her fathers first time seeing snow.
Comment: Mz. Barbara I apologize! I received your pkg a long time ago & didn't save the rating!! 😬 Thank you very much for all the yummy goodies! I've actually used a lot of it on the current junk journal I'm working on! ♡♡♡¡ Happy Spring! 🐣
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower card. I have that book as it was one of the first PC coloring books I got. Now I only have 5 of them left. But I have bought other books so I will not run out anytime soon.
Comment: What a lovely bag flip. I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you included in it. Those note cards are to die for! Thank you so much for packaging it up so nicely too. I with I could give more than one heart because it is well deserved. Looking forward to swapping again.
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of cards you chose for this scavenger hunt swap. My favorites are the tiger and the squash blossoms. Georgia O'Keefe is a favorite artist, but I wasn't familiar with that particular painting
Comment: Love the cards and your note, Barbara - thanks very much! I don't know how many cards I usually have on hand for trading, but it's a stack a good six inches thick. Thanks again-happy weekend to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Magpie journal, Barbara! I am so enjoying making and receiving these! I love the tons of postcards you included - the bird ones are so beautiful! Of course the raven is my favorite! And I love how you handwrote poems and recipes! I will enjoy reading thru them on one of our many rainy afternoons! Maybe I can talk my husband into making one of your recipes! Again, thank you for a very amazing swap!
Response: I am glad you like all that I had to offer in the Magpie Journal. I had a Great Deal of Fun putting it together for you. If you ever want any more bird postcards, contact me and I will be happy to send you more.
Comment: Wow Barbara!! What a surprise I got just after Christmas. Wow you made such a wonderful envie for me !! Thank you S O much for all the washi samples, all the paperclips, all the notecards, all the stickers.. I am f l a b b e r g a s t e d . Thank you thank you thank you !!! >3
Comment: Received your post card today. Love the orange and green colors you used. Can't decide rather to keep with those colors, or try something different. Have to think about that. Hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas.
Comment: I wish I could give you more than 1 heart for this swap!!! I love the goodies you sent!!!! A lot of the stuff you sent is stuff that I have seen and wanted to buy for myself!! Now I won't have too :) Thank you do so much!!! You went above and beyond and I can't say thank you enough!!! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: I'm glad I sent you some things you had wanted I am g.lad you like the swap and that you were happy with it.
Comment: WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! Barb, what an envelope full of wonderful!!! OH MY GOSH!!!! Beautiful notecards, awesome washi, BEE stickers!!!! Recipe cards, postcards ribbon, brads...girl it was like opening a Christmas present! Thank you thank you thank you!!! What a wonderful swap! I wish I could give you 10 hearts :)
Response: Thank you for +your lovely note on my rating. I am glad you liked it. These are the kinds of messages that keep me going and make me feel happy.
Comment: Hi Barb, Wow! You really put a nice piece of art together. I love the envelope flip book! Thank you! The colors of Fall are so gorgeous, and you represented them in your flip book, cute papers and decorations. Besides the book itself, I also love what you stuffed inside of it! OMG! So generous! I can't wait to start putting these pieces to work in my crafting projects. Love all the ribbons, stickers, washi, bling, postcards. Cute idea of the tiny orange envelope flips with the embellies behind it. Might have to borrow that idea! I like how you labeled one pocket "Small Joys". Great ideas. Thanks for everything!
Response: I am glad that you liked the Autumn Envelope Book. I am also glad that you liked all the goodies that I put in the Envelope Book. Thank you for the very nice note.
Comment: Wow! What a super package! And, yes I can use everything. Except the covered bridge PC. That one's going in my collection for me. I love covered bridges! I made my hubby go on a long trek when we were in Indiana looking for a lane that had two covered bridges. The sign pointed "This Way," It didn't say almost 50 miles this way. LOL!
We found it!
Comment: Thank you so much for this great collection of Washis. I am glad you were able to finish a few rolls and am happy you shared those with me. I will certainly be able to put them into good use. ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Your package made me cry I was so happy and surprised. Thank you so much! I love everything! My cats are going nuts over the toys, I'm munching on the candy, and now trying to find a place to store all the stickers. THANK YOU!!!
Response: I am so glad that you were so happy with all the stuff I sent you. It was my pleasure. I had such a good time putting this together for you!
I appreciate your very kind and sincere words.
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Halloween pocket letter-so much fun and oh my the goodies you sent me,too. Enough Halloween paper cut ATC size for me to do Halloween pockets letters too. Thanks for the nice letter you enclosed also-so nice getting a real letter and not an email. Thanks for sharing!
Response: I am glad that you liked the Pocket Letter and the goodies I sent you. I had a great deal of fun making the Pocket letter for you. Barb
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the most wonderful package to come home from my vacation to! You really went above and beyond the requirements for this swap. Your address is nice and clear on the package, so I will make you something with some of the things and send it back your way in thanks for such incredible inspiration. It'll take me a couple months to get it finished and sent, but I can't think of another way to thank you for such an incredible bunch of stuff!
Thank you for the wonderful comments you sent me about this swap. I am glad you liked everything and your kind gesture to send something to me. It is not necessary, but I will accept it graciously.
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS !!!! I was shocked, when I saw the PACKAGE waiting for me. I was looking for a thick envie, if it was a very good swap. But a package ???? Now I know why you were so mad that it couldnt be delivered. and I know now too, coz the Postfach is for letters, not parcels ! So if you send to Germany next time and it is a parcel, ask where to send it to !!! I love, Love, LOVE everything you sent ! The journal is a really one of a kind, I never received such a fat one before ! And all the goodies that came along with it.... Fantastic ! You really deserve more than a heart! You are an extraordinar swapper ! Thanks a million !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment: I apologize for rating so late. I want to thank you for sharing with me those poems.
Response: The Poem-A-Day I sent you was a whole month more of poems than required. I am glad that you liked the selection. I had a great time selecting them and putting them and putting them into the book.
Comment: Thank you for the Gnu (aka wildebeest) card. Reminded me of when we lived in Tanzania -- used to see them all the time. My friend who is a safari guide swears they are the dumbest animal alive! lol
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful pocket letter. I really like the way you outlined some of the papers with the trim. And thank you for the goodies, especially the little flowers and the tags and tickets. Have a blessed day.
Comment: Thank u so much. For the Georgia okeefe postcard. Have a good day
7/3/17 hey barbara ! just checkin in w/ya that fort gratiout ligthouse pc and kiwi bird made it today! thanks for thinking of micah and thanks for the two cards. (and the bonus georgia okeefe)
7/10/17 i love how the post office works...
just got the catsup bottle postcard. micah says collinsville illinois
and it holds water for plant processing.
Comment: The jar arrived in perfect condition! I loved digging through the jar and discovering cool item after cool item. :D Looks like I will be making a LOT of ATCs!!! I loved the bird postcards too. :) Thank you once again!
Comment: Than you for the beautiful Co ordinated washi tapes, I love green themes at the moment to, they just remind me of summer and happy days xx, The beautiful card you sent oh my, its going to be framed in my house its so so pretty xx
Comment: I LOVE your E & F ATC. I'm new at this so it's interesting to see what people do for ATC's. This morning started off rough but you managed to put a smile on my face. Thank you so much. I think im going to have to copy the way you remind people about rating, I'm waiting for quit a few and it gets a little discouraging because like you its a way if confirming they received item.
Comment: Great to get ATC's from you for this swap! They are really interesting-Like how you used the intial tile in the corner of each one. I have some of those tiles and you have given me an idea! Thanks also for the tiny stickers-I do lots of mermaid themed swaps-thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for this cheerful, hopeful Amy Ossola painting -- I wasn't familiar with her work before, and it's like a female/watercolor version of Harold and the Purple Crayon :) -- and two of my favorite stamps, the Tiffany lamp and apple!
Comment: Happy reading! I love that you keep a book journal. I love journaling and reading, but I have never gotten around to getting/keeping a specific journal for book reviews, but I sometimes write about how a book affected me in my "regular" journal.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package, I really liked what you sent and your note and taking time to decorate the envelope. Don't know if you remember but we were partners several times some time ago, and I am glad to see you are still swapping! Thanks again. Barbara
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap! You went above and beyond and I really appreciate it! It's users like you that make swaps an incredible tear to get in the mail! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you for well written precis of the books and your opinions. It's not my kind of writing but that's okay. I hope you understand you do not have to limit your reading to one book a month (but that may be what you have time to read), Many people read many more books in three months (I read 19)
Response: Thank you for your nice comments and the heart. I can read only 1 a month.
Comment: Dear Barb,
Good day ^U^
I would just like to thank you for the Summer Bouquet painting card that you have sent. Hihi! I like dried flowers by the way.
This just made me remember that my previous boss is a fan of flowers.. hehe. Thank you and God bless you more!
Comment: thank you for a beautiful card , i love it a lot, i like anything regarding garden and from colouring, i love this topic too. Secret garden was one of my very first books. i got about two years ago, now i have so many but hope one day i will have more time to color it.
Comment: Thank you for the great Pocket letter. Pockets 4-9 were not in the holder. Your letter helped me to piece them in the correct spots. Thank you for great history, stories and facts about your state!
Response: I am sorry Pockets 4-9 fell out but I am glad that my story helped you put them in the right place. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for your thoughtful, beautifully wrapped presents and crÃ¨che greeting card! I almost didn't want to open anything because I loved all of the papers you chose :) I look forward to using the bookmarks, washi, and journal soon! Hope you and your family are having a good Advent/Christmas season. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face through your generosity and kindness :D
Response: I am glad that you liked everything I got for you. I had fun shopping for you. Have a wonderful Holiday season with friends and family.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the little gifts ... they are under my tree to open Christmas morning! I love the gold embossed nativity Christmas card you sent with the gifts. Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you SO much for the envelope full of stationary awesomeness. You went above and beyond with everything you sent. I'm sure I will be using the postcards and notecards soon. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely, thoughtful trio of items, Barbara! I especially loved the button sticker sheet -- it brought me back to how much I enjoyed playing with/exploring my mom's big Peter Pan peanut butter jar of buttons as a kid. Happy November!
I am glad you liked all the things I sent especially the button stickers. Thank you for the nice comments.
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a lovely, thoughtful envelope chock-full of adorable dogs and cats of all breeds -- I wish I could give you five hearts! I look forward to using the stickers and washi in future projects :) Happy Wednesday!
Comment: Thank you for the vivid, sharp-looking blue striped washi-ed envelope and tulip postage, colorful house notecard, lovely tape samples (I appreciate the owls and the Marimekko-like groovy flowers, as well as the round arrow-patterned playing cards :), and your beautifully handwritten message, Barbara! Hope you are well!
Comment: My very first pocket letter <3<3<3 I absolutely adore and and all of the goodies that you tucked inside.This one is very special because it is my first, and I will treasure it always.Thank you soo much!
Comment: Hi, Barbara, Thanks for the awesome assortment of pcs you picked for me! The typewriter one is my favorite! But I also love the Taft hotel one, and you can never go wrong with a Stieglitz (at least I don't think so)! I appreciate how you personalized what you sent to my likes!
Comment: Yay! I get to be the first to decorate your pass and paste postcard...I hope I do it justice! I'm going to peek at your profile and see what I can come up with :) Have a wonderful day and happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the great washi. I don't have any of the 3 (generous amounts) you sent and I love butterflies so I really love that one!!!
Thanks so very much for sending extra, so thoughtful of you :)
Comment: I received your lovely notecard today, and, boy, the postal service sure worked it over. It is canceled on the back not on the stamp, there are three different barcodes, and it was sliced open, cleanly like with an opener, on two sides with three uneven staples holding it together. BUT!!! The washi sample was still inside--in completely clean and usable condition! How lucky is that?! Thank you, it is a very generous sample. I also enjoy making art and will appreciate your gift every time I use it.
Response: The post office is plain abusive to mail and they are always raising prices but other mail services can be abusive too.
Comment: Today is Monday...and guess what came in the mail?! Yep! Thank you so much for the Happy Monday Note Card! It was awesome to read and find out a little bit about yourself and I loved the selection of washi tapes that you enclosed! They are really cute! Thanks again! Chari
Comment: Wow Barbara i'm so happy with the pocketletter you've send me, it's so pretty. Love everything about it. I made me smile. And the city you live in sounds really nice. If you like I can send you a pocketletter back? Then I will tell you bit more about myself and my little town?
Response: I would love a Pocket Letter back!! I am glad that you like what I did for you. If you decide to do a Pocket Letter for me when you are ready to mail it send me a PM and I will send you a PM back with my address.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and your nice introduction. I have mainly been doing postcard swaps because I work full time and do not have the time I would like to devote to doing quality artwork.
Comment: I just got a chance to open your package and was totally amazed! I loved everything you sent, especially all the pens, washi, and tea!! Just a perfect Easter basket, very profile specific and well done! Thank you so very much!! :) Happy Easter!
Response: I am glad that you liked it. I didn't mean to rush you. I just wanted to make sure you got the box. Enjoy and Have Fun!!!
Comment: Your kitty pocket litter (I mean letter) is the cat's meow! I love it. I can tell you had fun with these theme and that you love kitties. I especially enjoyed alll the whimsical, kittens as I am smitten with kitten. (My newest is 1.5 years old, April). My oldest, Sprinkles, is 8. Loved hearing about yourkitty and how you have such a companion! I appreciate your time and talent as well as the cat themed/paw print papers and neat clips, ribbons and other cat stuff. You had such a nice selection of paw-fect things for me. Hope you have gotten one that is just as nice!
Wish I could give 18 stars! Beautiful pocket letter and I love everything about it. What an awesome job and the awesome goodies. I love the crystal snowflakes and the snowman. Love the skiing stickers. I needed some winter buttons, love to use them by putting thread throught he button holes and tieing a bow.
Happy New Year and I would love to share sometime down the road a picket letter for you.
Yes, we will trade, I am excited. I might be interested in doing one in February or later.
I appreciate your kind words. I would love to do a private swap with you where we just do a pocket letter for each other. let me know when you would like to so.
Comment: OMG...I need to give you 100 hearts for this journal!!! I am absolutely blown away by it...I can't even take it all in at once. I shall need at least a week to browse through everything. I am almost speechless and can't stop looking at it and drooling!! :)
You have put so much effort and detail into this swap; more than I would ever have expected.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!
Response: I am so glad that you like it. I am so glad it made it to you. It was my pleasure to make it for you. It was so much FUN! I hope you find all the goodies useful. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Comment: Thankyou Barbara for the lovely pocket letter, Ilove he pockets, so nice. I love the colours the ABC are nice. I love the goodies in the pocket. I enjoyed reading your letter, thankyou Barbara love Jennifer.
Comment: Barbara, what a super lovely Pocket Letter!!!! THANK YOU =D I love all the super colorful paper with the designs and the flowers/birds are so cute. I will most definitely be able to use all of the goodies that you have given me...plus the great ideas your colorful pocket letter has given me for future PLs. =D
I think I've done about 5 PLs now, they are so fantastic! Thanks again!
Response: Thank you for the lovely comments you sent me about this Pocket Letter. You made me feel very good and smile. I'm glad you can use the supplies that I sent in the Pocket Letter. Happy Pocket Letter Exchanging!!!
Comment: OMG, thank you so much for your beautiful pocket letter. It's so bright and colourful. The orange and blue remind me of summer which I love! I love the items you sent, especially the beads! Thank you for your letter. I'm sorry for your recent loss and I hope you and your family are coping okay *hugs*
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I also spent the last few months helping my siblings with my mother. She lived 8 hours away from all of us so It was very difficult. she passed away on Christmas Eve. I hope your mother is doing better.
Comment: The sample were really pretty, the only problem was that they were unusable! Some of the samples had hair on the sticky side. I don't know if you own a cat, because it looks like cat hair. I will change the rating if I receive them cleaner and usable. ------ Thanks for re-sending the samples, there much better!:D
Response: I will send you another batch and try harder to make them clean and usable. I am sorry that your found them unusable and not clean. I sent you a new packet of washi tape without cat hair. Have you received it? Will you change my rating?
Comment: I think this was the best swap I have ever received! The pictures of St Francis are sooo neat and I love everything!!! If I could give you a 5star rating I would. Thank you very much!
Response: I am so glad you like everything I got you. I had a great time shopping for you. I love making my partners happy and I loved this swap. I'm glad this swap I sent you made you made you so happy. Hopefully we can swap again.
Comment: I just received your packet today, thank you so much! You have completely spoiled me, I love everything you sent, from the pen to the book mark and stationary, too many things to list here! Thank you so much, you totally made my day. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful and stylish ATC :)! I love everything on it and all the parts match so well together. Your ATC really makes a great start for this series of cities around the world!
Comment: This was a real fun swap. I really liked all the cards that you sent to me. Loved the greetings one and the movie one is so cool. Have watched all his movies.Been to Victoria before and Bryce Canyon is a place I want to go to.Thank you so much.
Comment: Barbara you deserve more than 5 hearts for this swap I received today! You should receive hearts out to infinity and beyond! I loved everything and you filled my likes very well. You packaged all nicely. Thank you very much for being kind and very thoughtful!
Comment: Hi Barabara - Thank you so much for the beautiful book and i-clip bookmarks - most appreciated. The book sounds fascinating and I'm going to make a coffee and sit down for 1/2 hour and start reading it. I'm like you and treat books as the treasures that they are - I just love the feel of a book in my hand, especially one that feels "new". Once again many thanks, all the best and happy swapping Jane x jep1068
Response: Thank you for your very nice comments. I hope you like the book I sent. Thank you for the heart as well.
Comment: there is something about those old planes that make me wish for a "time machine" ... I love the looks of especially the 40's...I don't know why...maybe it's all the old movies that I love...anyway thanks so much...nice job
Comment: Thanks for the great card and the nice note. I find it interesting although not too surprising that we both used the same image of the Wise Men! I really like the framed effect in yours. Mine was more of a layered collage. Anyway, we seem to be on the same wavelength! Thanks again, and happy swapping! PS I wanted to give you a heart, but I am having computer problems (I am due for an update!) and it won't let me check that box. I will try again later and see if I can change the rating. Sorry! Just used my hubby's computer, and fixed the heart problem! Hurray!
Comment: Barbara, I love your bicycle traveling on a very long but beautiful highway. The basket on the bicycle looks as though the rider has been collecting some of those lovely flowering along the road side. Thanks so much and enjoy the week-end!
Comment: Thank you, Barb. Once again you've found cards that suit me to a "T". The monkey portrait is especially compelling. Really appreciate your reading my profile & choosing accordingly. Thanks again.
Comment: Wonderful ATC's. Thank you so much. They fit perfectly with the others. In fact one of my other partners used the same type of "blue tickets" boat and fish, so they all blend in really well. How great was that??? Love it.
Comment: 10+Hearts, So beautiful the note cards. You know, sometimes something is so nice you just want to keep it for yourself. I think I'm going to keep these, for a little while or send them to my extra special friends. Thank You for a GRAND Swap! (Grand is better than Great)
Comment: Oh my - What beautiful postcards. Thank you for being so considerate as to read my profile and conform the cards to my particular likes.
Also, I know how difficult it often can be to find pc's that don't have writing on the front, so, Thanks so much for that.
Thanks again. Happy day to you.
Response: I'm glad that you like my postcard choices. Yes, I did read your profile and did my best to pick postcards to match your wishes. I'm glad I did a good job.
Comment: THANK YOU THANK YOU wow what a BEAUTIFUL addition to my dictionary page collection of ATC'sâ€¦.. I just love this heart complete with buttons and ribbons it just makes me smile and my heart SING! I received 2 swaps both from Barbara's and you both put your stamps on the envie the very same wayâ€¦. pretty amazing huh I so LOVE swap-botâ€¦. HUGS! Oh and New Mexico is one of my FAVORITE places in the world my grandmother was born in Tres Piedresâ€¦. and Ojo Caliente is my TRUE HEALING sanctuaryâ€¦.has been for years and yearsâ€¦. have seen many metamorphosis there!!
Comment: Unequivocally the absolute best swap I've ever received. Not only were you beyond generous BUT the thought you put into each and every item was immediately apparent. I wish I could give you a thousand hearts. Thank you for being such a perfect partner. Any swapper should be delighted to get you as a partner. Happy Valentine's Day!!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. A friend of mine said he would like to retire in New Mexico because you can have Summer, Spring, Winter and Fall all in one day. Not really enjoying winter right now, to much cold and lots of snow.
Comment: WOW! You did a magnificent job. I haven't read through everything but I love the format of the book and hope it's ok to copy it for a future book I may make. Thanks again for a wonderful book. BRAVO!!!
Response: I'm glad you like the book. You can use the format of the book for future books you may make. Enjoy reading through the rest of the book. I loved making the book for you. Thank you for the heart. Happy Reading and Bookmaking!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the atc's and the added info on each owl. Owls are such beautiful birds. We used to have a great horn in our neighborhood. He scared me the first time he flew over my head at sunset. It was a big swoosh sound and I could feel it even though he was about six feet over me!
Comment: I love the ATC and I love how you wrote to tell me about kite flying as a child. My brother and I used to love it also. In Bali, it is a national passtime and a kite is a ylang ylang. I went over there in 2011.
Happy swapping and Merry Christmas. â™¥
Response: Thank you for sharing your kite flying with your brother. I would love to go to Bali and fly a ylang ylang. I bet you had a wonderful time in Bali in 2011. Did you fly kites? Merry Christmas to you.
Comment: Wow, Barbara! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts. When I opened my box of goodies, I could not believe my eyes. What an awesome package. Everything is just wonderful. You went way beyond what was expected. Thank you so much. You are a real gem. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving.
Comment: Barbara ~ Thank you so much for the wonderful PCs!! I love them all! The angel one is my first angel I have every received and she is lovely. I'm a fan of Dali's work and agree his work is eerie! Thanks for the great PCs and hope to see you again at the mailbox ~~
Comment: Hi Barbara, your envelope of postcards were waiting for me in my mailbox today! It really brightened my day! Thank you! There's one postcard that immediately caught my eye when I opened the envelope so I know I'll be keeping it for my personal collection!
Comment: Hi Barbara!
What a wonderful selection of posties! The Dali is amazing and I've been DESPERATE to get a set of those Travel Poster postcards. And I adore those cute little houses with the banners. Really nice selection, Thank you for sending extra categories and for choosing so thoughtfully for me. Hope we are partners again!
Comment: Hi Barbara. I hope this is the swap I received today. It didn't have a swap name, so I had to search for you. I do like the profile based postcards you picked for me! Thanks so much! Have a great evening! :)
Response: My swaps had a note in them with the name of the swap, my name as swap partner, and a note from me and my return address was on the envelope. So, you may want to double check this swap to make sure it is mine. Thanks.
Comment: hello/hope this finds you well!
thanks so much for the interesting variety
of cards ... it's so much fun to get surprise
views in the mail to appreciate & ponder!
please enjoy all your swaps & snail
Comment: Hi Barb!
Thank you for the lovely posties! My absolute favorite is the orange one with Mr. ?--he has such a hang-dog expression! Also love the van Gogh ones--heck I love them all! I NEVER resend any that I get in swaps--I always put those in separate boxes to go through whenever the mood strikes me! I'd love to do more private swaps if you're ever interested--just let me know!
Comment: Very nice ATC -- the owl card is super. The owl is my husband's Boy Scout totem, so we are both excited when we get something owl related. We have swapped before -- I remember your Swap name. Hopefully we will swap again. Thanks again, and happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the cads. The one from Port Towmsend was funny to get from some one so far away.Loved the one of the Chimney Rock would love to go some day and see it.The one with the apple blossoms and the apple was a good one to mail to me because we have an apple orchard. Yesterday we made two batches of apple cider with our apple press that was made in the 1800s. It taste so good and some of it we put Asian pears in with the apples. Now we need to make apple butter and apple sauce. Thank you again.
Comment: Thank for the wonderful postcards Barbara, I loved them all, especially the cavallini pc! Lately I've been coveting their beautiful pc sets but have myself on a budget, so it was so fun to open a swap and see one. =D
Comment: "I am nobody! Who are you?" is one of my all-time favourites too. I almost used it too! Except for the Browning I had never encountered any of the others though. It is always fun to try something brand new. I think my favourite of the new ones is "In the Land of Words." Thanks!
Comment: Thank you, Barbara, for such an interesting collection of poems! I had only heard one of them before, and it was so long ago that it was an enjoyable rediscovery. As always, you are a very thoughtful trader.
Comment: Thank you for the great choices you made for this swap. If I had to choose a favorite it would probably be the hummingbirds, but the cat yoga & the Hiroshige wave print vie for 1st place! Coincidentally I also sent a nasturtium for N card, but not the same one. Altogether a lovely swap, & I thank you very much.
Comment: How Do I Love Thee is one of the poems I sent, as well. That's a good one, isn't it? :) I really enjoyed all of your poems, but Introduction to poetry was one that I especially liked. Thank you!
Comment: Hi Barbara!
I'm so glad we were partnered as well! I absolutely adore the cards you sent! The children's illustration cards are lovely and that tiger card is the bomb!
The elephants/lightning card is so unique! And my ABSOLUTE favorite is the bird nests card! Can you tell me where to get some of those? I received another postie from someone with types of tree bark on it in the same style and I'm FRANTIC to get a set! Thank you so much for choosing thoughtfully for me and not inundating me with touristy cards--haha! OH! I can't believe you found a Columbus Zoo/Aquarium card! They do that light show every year and it's called "Wildlights" I think--wild for the zoo--sort of clever, I guess. Anyway....if we are partnered again--lucky me!!
Response: I can't remember where I got that set of postcards. I wish I could remember where I got the set of postcards. If I remember I will send you an e-mail. Thank you for one of the nicest notes I have ever received following a swap. I appreciate the time you took to write it. I appreciate the time you took to pick out each postcard and talk about it. You made my day. Thank you again. Barb
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful note cards and the extra cards as well. I will put them to good use once I decide which one to use :) they're all to pretty to write on. I do appreciate it very much!
Comment: I really love this unique postcard of Yucca Valley's Starry Night Festival. I love astronomy and was lucky enough to spend some time at the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii...I've never seen so many stars in my life!!!
Comment: Hi Barbara, got your adventurous traveling PC for round #7 today. Will ship to round #8 swap partner. Happy swapping. 6May13- fyi-mailing your feminine plants pc on to round 8 swap partner today.
Comment: Thank you for the Queen of Hearts postcard. We had the Real Mother Goose book when I was growing up. I loved it. I read it over and over again. Even when I was a teenager I liked looking at it :)
Comment: Thanks for the very nice ATC -- looks just as I had always pictured Isaiah. And thanks also for the information -- I did not know about his wife being called "the prophetess." This will definitely make a great addition to my Christian ATC's. Happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Barbara! What a wonderful selection of posties! I really love them all, but my absolute favorite is the postcard with the drawings of tree bark--so different! I also love the artwork of Mary Cassatt. Many thanks for taking time to send such a nice assortment my way.
Thank you so much for the GREAT postcard! I used to live in New Mexico, was actually born there, but have never been to the Bandelier National Monument! I'd love to go someday. Happy Swapping! :D
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful note cards you sent me! I love the butterfly ones the most, but really do love each and every one you sent! I appreciate them so much. Take care and happy swapping!
Comment: It has been fun trading with you through this series!! Don't be a stranger, I hope to see you and swap with you again!! Thank you for the adorable Zuchon ATC. It is a perfect ending for a great series!
Comment: Hello. Thank you so much for the recipe and yes is does sound yummy I will deff. have to try it. I am giving you a heart because I love the way you wrote in the notecard. you really know how to sell a dessert. LOL Thank you
Comment: Wow! Wish I could give more hearts. I was truly moved by your thoughtfulness. I LOVED everything,. U actually found penguin buttons????!!!! The stamps and pads warmed my heart. My husband was impressed too. He Thank yoi! said you deserve a million hearts! Blessings to you!
Comment: What a cool Rumpelstilzchen card! I would not have guessed Gown, I was thinking maybe R. was Gnome, or her hat or the spinning wheel had some G word that I couldn't remember. Well done, thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of books! I have not ready any of them before although I have heard of three of them. They each sound interesting in their own right, so I look forward to reading them all. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the great Kentucky PC. I also have never been or lived in KY. Maybe next year as this year we are going to CA this summer to visit family that we have not seen in many years. My youngest brother lives in Louisville, KY so that is our excuse to visit there.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC and the very nice note. I also have loved Lily of the Valley for many years -- they look so delicate but as a plant they are very hardy. Merry Christmas, and Happy Swapping in 2013!
Comment: Thanks for the Madame Curie and animal cell ATC's. I really liked the bright pink color of the animal cell. Don't you want to go around saying "Golgi apparatus" randomly? I just love that name. "Hello, my name is Golgi Apparatus, and I will be your server this evening .."
Comment: Your ATC arrived today -- very nice, thank you for both the ATC and the nice note. I thought of this scripture, but instead did F is for Faith -- which happens also to be the name of my church. Happy New Year, and Happy swapping!
Comment: I must have a well filled out profile or you must be a mind reader. My son loves his crayola kit and I love everything else. Everything is something that I would have picked out for myself (if I ever treated myself). I even love the blue hair bow (flower) because it matches my work clothes so well.
Comment: I LOVE your handwriting...when people tell me that I tell them it's schoolteacher penmanship - but yours is perfect and mine isn't. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delish. We were swap partners back in April - I sent you a 4 x 6 booklet with some poems in it. Have you added any? My best!
Comment: A yeti !! How neat..great choice ... really like the way you design your cards and especially the information you send along..thanks so much..I personally think the yeti is maybe a high altitude living rare white gorilla ... maybe?
Comment: I had the same thing happen and sent two in a row to the same person! Well I really appreciate the note on the little bird ... this is what I liked about this series..learning about different animals...great atc thanks
Comment: I got your ATC today!! I LOVE it, and I have never heard of this breed before! Thank you for the info on it, and your note. I love hearing from my partners, and get to know them a little. I am soo glad I had you for my partner, I don't believe we have ever been partners, before. I see you in a lot of swaps I am in. Yay! Hope to swap again, soon!
Comment: Love the ATC!!! I, too, realized that U is a very limited letter when it comes to words that you can translate into an ATC - and I see you have the little wooden scrabble letters (I do too and would like to get more but can't find them!). Thanks for the great ATC - it is a welcome addition to my alphabet collection ~~
Comment: Thank you for setting up this swap for us. I received your package weeks ago.
I love the variety of note cards you sent; amazingly they are all new to me. You must have previewed my profile as it seems you must have made the extra effort to send cards that I would like. This note card swap is a first for me and I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much! Take care, GT
Response: I'm glad that you liked all the notecards and that they were all new to you. I hope you enjoy using them all. Loved swapping with you too.
I am really enjoying my Sapphire ATC!!! I like how you emphasized the raw stone. I hadn't even thought of something like that! Anyhow, thanks so much for everything and Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: thank you for the blue hydrangea atc. the fenc running thru them has such nice textue to go with the flowers.
while i was getting rasberry bushes i almost grabbed a hydrangea bush, well more likely two. this will look great in my flower series.
Comment: Gret ATC, thank you for creating it just for me. I love flowers in general and these have always been one of my favorites. Also love the notecard with your note inside. I hope we are partners again. Bonnie
Comment: Barbara, I have received the final card and could not wait to tell you how much I enjoyed receiving from you for this swap. You do beautiful work and any of your partners know you create from the heart.
Response: Thank you for your very kind words. I love to make cards and the last card was a challenge for me, but I was pleased with how it came out. Thank you again for your kind words. Hope we get to swap again.
Comment: Thank you for all the purple things.....Love the notecards. Did you make them? Funny because I actually just ran out of the color paint that you sent me ;) You did a great job on the painting of the box too :)
Response: The notecards were made by other people I have swapped with in various card swaps. I'm glad you liked them. I'm glad you liked the things I sent and the way I painted the box. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: OMG!!! Thank you SO much for everything! YOu put together an AMAZING package! Its hard to pick a favorite. That pink ribbon pen was so nice and writes very smooth! The buttons you sent me were great and so many had writing on them. I LOVE buttons with words! The journal was absolutely beautiful and the nail polish is SO much fun! You made my day(S)!!!! Thank you so very much!
Comment: Thanks for the nice butterfly ATC with the qoute on it. I've heard from a lot USA swappers that they had lived in Wiesbaden or near Wiesbaden for a while, or that I family member of them was there :) I know also one of the american terrains here. There is a english theather today on it and around it a lot offices. I don't know exactly what they are doing it. But there are a lot controls before you can enter the terrain to go to the theatre.
Comment: Love the Lighthouse ATC!! My mother (for many years) used to tell people that my dad collected them! She has a great collection.....and my father just shakes his head!! Ha! She has lots of collections...hence my 'fathers' collection! Lol!
Comment: Gorgeous card with a beautiful cat! And I'm sure I have told you before but I'm going to say it again - you have beautiful handwriting! And you write such nice notes in your swaps. Thanks so much!
Response: I really enjoy writing notes to each partner I have on each swap. Thank you for your very nice compliments.
Comment: Hi Barb! I was so excited whe nI went to the mail box today and got your card. I love it. It is beautiful. I would like to know where you but the plastic covers for them? Also I was wondering do you have any relitives here in New York? Talk to you soon. Thank you so very much.
Response: I got t the plastic bags through a company called Clear Bags. I ordered them online. I have no relatives in New York that I know of. I have a sister that lives in CT. I am so glad that you liked the card. I loved making it. Barb
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful cards! I can tell you spent a lot of time and took a lot of care on each one of them. All the cards are high quality and were packaged beautifully! You are really good at this craft! Thanks so much for doing this fun swap with me!!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked all the cards. I had such a great time doing them for you. This was a fun swap
Comment: Thank you so much for the last 6 weeks of mail. I really looked forward to hearing from you every week and I love everything you've sent me. Thank you again for everything!
I am so glad that you enjoyed my correspondences and the things that I sent you. I enjoyed writing to you and sharing with you. Hope we meet on some other swaps in the future. Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing N ATC! i love newts!! we have them under wet rocks, and occasionally in our basement!! very gentle creatures! Def will be included in my treasured ATC collection! Thank you so much!
Comment: That is one of the absolute coolest things I have ever received! I love what you did with the envelopes, makes it more interactive. I am having so much fun going through each one and seeing what you sent. Thank you so much for such a great swap!
Response: I am so glad that you like the envelope book I created for your for this swap. It is folded in accordian fashion so it will lay nicely and you can find each item in each envelope. Thank you so much for your very nice comments. Barb
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC! I love it! When we finish with this swap, I am going to frame all of the cards in a collage frame, so far yours is by far the prettiest one. Hope to swap with you again! Nancy (grannystamper)
Response: Thank you for your very kind note. I love this series and I love looking for great pictures of the flower we are doing. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you I got the book and I love the recipes you added. I am going to write them both down and add them to my book when I get it back. I may make the Tortilla Pie at the end of the month for family night
Comment: my new lily is going up on my wall,
she is lovely and will be with other flowers so they can all talk together about spring and all the different types of lilys. and there are lots of lilys
Comment: Loved tour card. I too like kangaroos, in 2008 I was lucky to take a once in a lifetime vacation with my sister to Australia, New Zealand and Figi we were their for a month, I fed kangaroos by the road side. and some even had babies in their pouches. I will never forget that experience.
Comment: Oops. I left a wrong comment last week. Sorry for the mix-up. Today I got your package in the mail with three great animal ATCs with your scrabble tiles on them. They are all great additions to my collections. Thanks so much for making three!
Comment: Thank you for the 3 great poems all new to me so great addition to my collection. Thank you for taking part in all my swaps this year. Peace, love and blessings to you and your for Christmas :-)
Comment: Thank you for all your work on my wonderfull book. I have only had a chance to dip into it on christmas afternoon as we are in the middle of another swarm of quacks. I love all that I have looked at and read to far. Many many thanks :-)
Comment: Thanks for the PC and quotes. Just a reminder to put the swap name on the card. Took a bit of time tracking down which swap it came from. No worries though. Merry Christmas!
Response: I apologize for not putting the swap name on the postcard. I get frustrated when I don't get the name of the swap on a swap because then I have to play a guessing game. Again, I apologize and I appreciate that you searched for the swap.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely collection of buttons - the sewing and tea ones are beautiful, and ones I've never seen! Your packaging was a great idea - I'm keeping them in their special package until I want to use one (and even then may reseal it). Thank you!
Comment: Loved the box Barbara! All the goodies that you packed inside were great and I love the paper you used to decorate the box, I plan on saving it to hold my small Christmas buttons and other tiny embellishments! Happy Holidays! xoxo
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas surprises-I am so excited for the holidays to get here and December 1st to start opening!! ;)
After opening update-I opened 1 item each day until the 24th-everything was great, and thank you sooo much for the chocolate brown stamp pad and Family Fun magazine off my wishlist!! Happy Holidays!!
Comment: Yay - Christmas pressies!! So exciting - all these 8 wrapped goodies - so cute in their little papers! I confess I had to peek in the one in the bag and there were 2 little things in there that I saw at Michael's which really grabbed my eye, but I did not buy for myself cuz I just considered them an indulgence, not a necessity - so whoo hoo!! Santa sent them to me anyway! I will do my best to hold out opening the rest! Thanks for doing the 8 so I'd have the full 24! Will let you know when they're all opened! Can't wait - thanks so much!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! You did a fine job with it and it is very pretty. My stamp background turned out much different, so it was nice to see yours. I also really enjoyed reading how it was created and what colors you used. Thank you! I hope we are partners again some swap. :)
Comment: Thank you for sending me the 3 great hymns one of whitch is one of my favs - How Great. Also arrived in the same post was the other poems 2 of whitch I love - How to Eat and Keep a poem. They say "great minds think alike" I must have missed seing that swap or I would have joined up. Hugs XXX
Comment: Thanx so much for the lovely Atc! I really like the girl you chose and how you used the crown. 'Crowned Woman" will be a treasure in my collection! Hope to see you at my mailbox again this fall!! ;)
Comment: Sorry this took me so long they where beside my bed and I was dusting this morning and found them. I love them all but realy love the Emily Dickinson "A Soft Sea wased arond the house" Thank you for swapping with me and for joining in my swaps, graet paper you used, hugs XXX
Comment: BarbaraI am going to enjoy reading all the lists and thinking a few new ones. Thank you for sending the journal (I have bad luck with them and most of the time don't receive one).This little journal is so cute. You are right, this is our first swap together and I hope we will have more.
Comment: Thank you for the NM postcards. They both are going into my map postcard collection. I don't have either one of these. I'm collecting different maps of the states, not just one. This is great.
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful card kits! While they are both darling, I think I like Snoopy the best! Where did you get that stamp?
Response: I got the Snoopy stamp at a craft store called Hobby Lobby where I live. Hope you might be able to find it. I would be willing to stamp the image on white cardstock for you numerous times and mail the images to you if you would like to have additional images. Let me know and I will do it for you and send your address with your return message. I am glad you liked the kits.
Comment: Barbara, I honestly can't say how much I love this - it's like I was with you an chose it from the selection myself. It's an absolutely gorgeous journal - I love the way it opens and closes, I love the feel of it (the material is gorgeous) and the paper feels lovely and smooth. Thanks so much for a lovely swap. Es xx.
Comment: Thanks Barbara for the journal and the food for thought. I know about the fires and I'm sorry the smoke is obliterating the view. I hope it is not affecting your health. Take care and I will send the journal onto its next destination.
Comment: All, great, all new to me, in fact the poet is new to me so went over to Poemhunter.com to find more and there is 0 there. Please where did you find this great poet? Thank you for joining my swap and the great send :-)
Comment: i absolutely loved everything in the package!!!!! lots of hearts, and sparkle. thank you so much!!!
the ONLY reason I didn't give a heart is b/c I had posted that I really preferred a glass jar, b/c I collect them... but, it's no big deal. :o) Thanks again, it was a BEAUTIFUL package!!!
Comment: I received your lovely sixes - thank you. I haven't read Ms Teasdale in some time. The poems were light as a Happy Valentines! I also appreciate the thoughtful extra papers. I hope you're all well or will be soon! You're my favorite swapper.
Comment: Barbara, thanks for the Dorothy Parker selection. All great and some new ones for me. She was a journalist in real life and was know to have a caustic wit. Some of her quotes are wonderful. When you have time look around and read more of what she has written. Great swapping with you again. HAPPY NEW YEAR. :-)
Comment: Ok, so I didn't make it all the way til xmas, but most of the way anyway! Where do I even start?! This was the most awesome collection of fun (and useful) gifts!! You couldn't have made me happier! :) I'm glad I waited to rate til I'd opened everything, because I really wanted to be able to tell you my favorite things...well, that's about every present! I loved the beads and the book (the only Gabaldon I haven't yet read-how did you know?), the beautiful boxes, the jellybeans, cardmaking supplies and fabric and...and... You were oh so generous and this is one of those times I wish I could give more than one heart! Thank you so much and Merry Xmas! :)
Comment: Hi Barbara,thanks for your Sagittarius atc card as always very nice and all the extra articles about the star sign.Have a lovely festi8ve season,at the moment 31 degrees celcius too warm for me. regards ElsD
Comment: What a lovely little parcel - thank you very much. I will def find a use for the ribbon. The tiles and brads are new to me and my itchy craft hands are googling like crazy to see how I can play with them. Thank you for choosing a packet of things that expands my brain :)
Comment: Absolutely breathtaking...and I've seen all of these photos on the internet with the exception of Hilary's but your presentation was simple yet regal! Excellent representations of our first ladies!
Comment: Thank you so much for the two Little Dover books. I worked in a elementary school library for 10 years, so I am a fan of Wizard of Oz and I enjoy all the unusual animals n the other one. Happy holidays and Happy Swapping! Geneva/gram
Comment: OMG, Barbara, this card just fell out of a magazine, when I picked it up to read it! Sorry to be so late rating you: I love it--love the composition, the colors, & especially the incorporation (& what you said about) the Air signs....thank you!!