Comment: Thank you for the postcards, yes, the stained glass card is quite lovely. I have seen Cherry Blossom trees at the Huntington Library here in Southern California - they are so beautiful in bloom. I saw these trees when I was a teenager, in 1988 in Washington DC and I thought about George Washington "chopping down a cherry tree!" *grin* I hope all is well with you, take care!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I don't think you can grow cherries this far south - but my pomegranate trees bore fruit this year.
Comment: Hi Vicki! These are really cute! And you sent 4. . . lucky me! I really love the colors you used and the sweet little birdies peeking out. AND . . . I can't believe you made a greeting card to send them in! It's so pretty! Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Response: Thank you for the heart - it was an adventure making them!
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you for the sweet fold-outs you sent for my journals. They're both lovely but I am really drawn to the one with leaves because I love all things autumn. I have a white Gelly Roll pen so the brown paper is no problem at all. I'm also crazy for the Punch Studio card you sent; they make the most beautiful cards!
Response: Thank you for the heart - these were fun to make. Happy swapping!
Comment: When I opened the card, I saw the back first and thought pretty, but didnt see mermaid, thought it was the front, it wss so pretty. flipped it over and WOW, what a gorgeous tag. I love it. Wish I could give you more ❤❤❤. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it - I didn't want to make it too lumpy in the envelope, so I tried to control my excessive tendencies!
Comment: Thanks for the sweet notecard - too cute to send. I bought two new packs of brads because I couldn't find the pack I recently bought. THEN I found some I didn't know I had which I ended up using. It would be fun to hear more of what goes on behind these swaps. I like the handmade envelope too!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I've had brads forever and haven't used them lately - so this was a fun swap.
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty heart embellishments. I’m glad you didn’t cover a lot of the pretty paper ... sometimes the paper speaks for itself. I plan to use them as side pockets in my journal. ❤️
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm not good a frilly embellishments - Happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Vicki! Nice to swap together again. Love your layered pocket--beautiful work--and I really love the whimsical way you used different colors of twine for each little tag. You used lovely papers for each tag (the sand dollars is GORGEOUS). Thanks so much for a great swap!
Response: I'm so glad you like what I made - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely page tucks. I like them both. I too don't actually journal but I do enjoy making all these and receiving them. One day I will find a use for them until then they are nice to look at.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like them - They were fun to make!
Comment: Thank you very much - your address label with the tree of paw prints was fun and I enjoyed the stickers on the front and back of your envelope & the pretty heart postage stamp. Cheerful card, great red & white theme with origami dove and instructions!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Vicki and thanks for the great journal cards! I really like both of them and they are going in my junk journal. And I like the black thread. But I do the same thing sometimes - use the thread in the machine rather than switch it out. And it's not hard to do or time consuming, but it's easier!! Thanks for a fun swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart - they were fun to make .
Comment: I love ALL of them!! I had to completely remake mine as well! I don’t know why this “simple” swap gave such fits 😂 I’m so sorry you felt you had to make a larger one (you really didn’t!) but I’m the happy recipient of all of them! ❤️❤️❤️ ❤️Thanks so much!!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you like them. For all the fact that I made them twice, they were very fun to make. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hey Vicki, Glad to swap again. Love what you did. As a matter of fact, it's already in one of my little scrap journals. The color theme was perfect for the one I was working on. BTW, I use and love nail polish on projects too. I have tons of colors that I bought for crafting.
Response: I'm so glad you like it and Thank You for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the envies and animal PC. I love them all the bird and the cat are so pretty. Stay well. KS just started phase 1 of reopening but I am still staying in most of the time. The 2 places I go besides store, Walmart and PO are not open yet. They are the Zoo and My gym/indoor pool. I will be glad when they open.
Response: I haven't left the house in weeks - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the stickers!! They ARE super cute! I'm also impressed with how heavy duty the HK notecard is!!! Working from home has been wonderful for me as I am also an introvert! Being on my own is just what I do; I almost hate to go back to my office!! Thank you so much for the sunshine in my mailbox!!
Response: Hurray for introverts - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: HI Vicki-
Thank you for the cute card. I really like the color choices you used. Purple and grey are a great combination. :-) I hope you are staying safe and healthy during these scary times. Take care, Jane
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it - I'm my own worse critic and I often doubt what I make. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Vicki, I totally understand what you mean about the news... Geez! How many times can you say the same thing but word it a bit differently? Did the Crayons and Coloring book help to distract your hubby? If not, I can send some coloring pages that are geometric :-) LOL
Response: Thank you for the heart - fortunately, my husband found a temp job to get him out of the house - Yeah!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely lace envelope you made. I am also not sure what I will do with it, but it was fun to make and receive and for now i will keep it as a nice art piece to look at. Maybe in the future it will end up in a journal or somewhere else.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it!
Comment: (⊃｡•́‿•̀｡)⊃━☆ﾟ.*･｡ﾟ Thank You Vicki for the beautiful Twinchies! I absolutely 🅻🅾🆅🅴 them! I am especially touched by your genuine and meaningful hand painted backgrounds that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. The gold butterflies are gorgeous and the gems really make the square pop. I am sincerely touched. You are very talented. You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛
Response: Thank you so much for the compliments and the heart - I'm so glad you like them! I'm not always happy with the things I make - but I thought these came out well.
Comment: I loved your ATC- trust me it turned out better than mine! I think we all have a more critical eye when we look at our own art. It was fun to do for the sake of doing it, I think there is just something secret ingredient that can't be controlled when it comes to abstract art. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - and Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks Vicki for sharing your favourite animals with me. I love Persian cats. Sorry I dont know what Looms and miniature burros are . You were lucky to have childhood of animals and even now. Yes it was very sad with all those Koala's dying in the fires.
Comment: Fun Buddy card bases and love all the extra stuff you sent. Just the kind I like of "trash" I like to have around! I'll finish that and send the jam finished that you sent me too! Thanks for sharing!
Response: I'm so glad you like what I sent - you never know another person's tastes. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Vicki, Such a fun Fox ATC! The background is beautiful! Did you watercolor it? I also like the addition of the mulberry paper for sunshine. I can see his nose :-) It's a tad bit darker than the mountains. Thank you! <3 <3 <3
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it. And no, I didn't paint the back ground - I wish I could - it's card stock.
Comment: Hi Vicky and thank you for the very pretty spring-y wardrobe style journal spot. Wasn't this a fun project? Love all the journal cards you tucked inside and the little adhesive tabs - I would never have thought of making my own! Lovely papers and trim - thanks so much for a fun swap.
Response: I'm so glad you like it - it was fun to make - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you so much for the lovely booklets! (I'm sorry for the late rating.) You used lovely papers to complete your booklets and I can't wait to use them! Thanks bunches for joining the swap; hope we get partnered again soon!
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like them, since I had some problems with the staples. Happy Swapping!
Comment: I loved your list of songs and the background story! I'm going to have to give them all a listen and see how many I recognize as an 80's baby. ;-) I do know I love Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit!
Response: Thank you for the heart! It brought back fun memories to create the list. Happy listening!
Comment: I laughed (out loud!) when I read your note...brown ink and tea, indeed! Vicki, I love the ATC you made, even without those items; it's everything sweet and vintage (and blue!), in one lovely little format. Thank you for making something so sweet for me!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like what I made and that I could give you a chuckle. Happy swapping!
Comment: Vicki, these are SO pretty and you're right--these don't need extra embellishments. I love that they are both bird-themed and I loved your zig-zag tops and your sewn edges--really lovely. Thanks, too, for making tags for each of them--these are just perfect. So nice to swap together.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I really enjoyed making them and I'm so glad you like them!
Comment: Thank you for the chunk. (Even though this does in fact have a g on it honestly it’s more a c than a g but I have to give credit where it’s due) thank you for the cardboard. It is pretty and I bet it’s good!!!! Thanks Vicki. Have a great day!!!!
Response: Sorry - it was the only G I could find. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Girl, hi there and wow, such a gr8 swap with neat ❤ greeting card, cool greenlight bookstore card and 2 amazing bookmarks, very useful for my still young but increasing collection :) many thanks & happy reading!
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you liked it - Happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Vicki~
First, let me compliment you on the beautiful handmade card! I've only made about 3 cards in my life and I hope I can do something this nice one day. LOVE your Guest Check Envie Booklet and all the amazing little tuck-ins. Love the bright colors and can't wait to stamp something on those teeny tags. Thanks bunches for a wonderful swap.
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like what I sent - it was a lot of fun to make.
Comment: Love the butterfly paper you used and the matching elements inside. Thanks for the extra goodies. I appreciate the third times a charm effort you put into this swap! Always nice swapping with you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it. I often start to doubt what I've made.
Comment: Omg that is so cool, I got a New Orleans postcard from you and my boyfriend and I just came home from our mini getaway there 😆😆 thank you for everything, I love it! Are the envelopes handmade? Where do you find such pretty floral patterns paper from?
Response: Thank you for the heart! I bought I 360 page scrapbooking paper pack that's all florals. I've made tons of stuff with it, but it still doesn't look like I've made a dent.
Comment: Thank you for making me a pretty Victorian-style postcard. The information on the back about how it was made was a nice addition to the card. I also like the postcard stamp you use on the back.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! I love the PC and notecard as well as all the stickers. I buy mine from China too, 45 for $1.20. I also buy bookmarks and postcards from China. great deals. I enjoyed reading the book pages. Thanks again, Happy Swapping!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'll have to check out the postcards from China - Happy Swapping!
Comment: I loved your story about the Chemestry set ! I can relate, because I was the oldest of eight and had to keep a cautious eye on my 4 brothers. They were always into something they shouldn’t be!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I hope you had a great holiday season! Happy New Year!
Comment: I got 4 bags from you, but you were only supposed to send 2 to each partner! Lol, that said, I love the variety in each bag, and there were a few in there I really liked. I'll go ahead and send the extra ones along for you this time, no worries. Happy new year!
Response: Sorry - I'd never joined one of these before - Thank you for sending them along.
Comment: Thanks gal you did just great making bags!
My only advice, if you wanted too, was if you sealed the bottom of the envies where you put the directions and spots to sign, you could just use the envie itself as a bag and not have to waste a big ol' ziplock... but the ziplock works just as well too :)
Will be passing these along next round!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'll try envies next time.
Comment: Hi Vicki, thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card. I also really liked the sticker on the envelope. What you told me about your best Christmas memory, I found very interesting and cool. This toy I wanted to have as a child too, but my parents thought it was too dangerous for me hehe
Feliz natal e próspero ano novo🎅
Response: Thank you for the heart - Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the card from the Guiding Eyes for the Blind. I do like using the cards that i have received from the different charities although it has been several years since I received anything from any of the ones I used to receive.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Comment: Vicki, these are lovely. I'm a solid fan of more collage pieces and these fit the bill. Love that pink lace, the washi tape, the leaf punches, and that cute zig-zag heart. Really nice work and I'll enjoy using them!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like them - Merry Christmas1
Comment: Vicki - what a cute vintage card - I love your tradition of going to see Christmas lights. It's definitely one of my favs too! We have a light show we go to in Duluth, MN called Bentleyville. It's quite amazing. Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Vicki for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚wonderful ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! It arrived on 12-02-19. I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous Christmas card. It is just (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ I absolutely love how the inside of the card has patina with age and has that sweet "old paper" smell! I LOVE that smell. That special smell gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling every time. It brings back fond memories of grandma's attic and fabric-backed books. This was such a personal and thoughtful gift. It is priceless! I am forever touched! It is so gorgeous! I LOVE it! You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз Chemistry sets are so. much. fun. I am glad Santa brought you one. My daughter loves them too. xoxo Lora
Response: Thank you so much for the compliments & the Heart - I hope you have s fabulous holiday season!
Comment: Vicki, Thanks for the swap minis and the extra ones. I wasn't sure about these either. Didn't have little paper clips. I will know if they work when I try them. They seem to sit fine, and the main thing is the part that sticks up to grab. Using a brad was a good idea! They are cute, thanks again for a nice swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart. These were fun to make, but I'm not sure how useful. Happy swapping!
Comment: I wish we had raccoons around here, I just love them. I'd probably feel differently though if they started harassing my chickens though. Your little Night Fury sounds adorable. Thanks for sharing your holidays with me.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year! Happy swapping!
Comment: Hello Vicki! First of all I want to thank you for being such a great and understanding swapper. I would give you more hearts if I could. Your flip book was so cute and thank you for sending the stamps for the postage due. I guess the post office can be unexpected and picky sometimes lol. But I loved your swap and so glad that you were my partner! Happy Swapping! Hugs hugs!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm fairly new to flip books, but they're a lot of fun! So glad you like it.
Comment: Hi Vicky! Thank you for sending the other Speedy found image so quickly! Also, thank you for the extra one. I really like all 3 of them... although, I think the Cardinal one is my absolute favorite! THANK YOU AGAIN! <3
Response: Thank you for the heart - sorry for the mix-up!
Comment: They are lovely and something I can easily add to my Fall journal. I too had to really dig through what little stash I had to get something Autumn coloured. Thanks for a sophisticated presentation.
Response: Thank you for the heart - they were fun to make. Happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Vicki and thank you for the journal cards. This was a fun swap and thank you for sending me an extra card! Love the bright colors that you used and your fun embellishments. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart - they were a lot of fun to make!
Comment: Hi Vicki, This is really pretty. I'm in love with that sweet owl. Love the print on these papers and all the pretty tags you created. I love creating anything with paper, too. Thanks bunches for joining.
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like it - it was a bit intense to make but still a lot of fun - Happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Vicki and many thanks for the wonderful ICAD Day 6 I received today. I love the background you created and the wonky stitching around the edges. The metallic leaves are a really special touch with the beautiful saying you attached. Thanks so much for a great swap!!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I was happy with it but wasn't sure anyone else would be!
Comment: Hi Vicki, thanks so much for your answers for this round. I feel you re sand at the beach; it's amazing how it gets EVERYWHERE so easily but doesn't want to wash off of ANYWHERE. Loved the poem; I'd never heard it before. I studied poetry in college and birds are a favorite subject. I grew up in a German-speaking home so I recognized the phrases, although I can't speak it anymore ;+( Hope to see you in the next round!
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm a big poetry fan - the poem was from a Weekly Reader I got as a child over 50 years ago and glued in a book I keep my favorites in. Viel Spaß beim tauschen.
Comment: Vicki, this tag is absolutely beautiful. I love the gold dot paper you used as the base and all the embellishments are really lovely. The gathered lace around the top hole is inspired! I'm going to try that! Thanks so much for another lovely swap.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like it - I'm always unsure if my tastes will appeal to someone else!
Comment: Oh my word! This turned out absolutely gorgeous! I love it so much; I’m going to use it as my journal for the month of September! Thank you for all of the care and love you put into creating this- it really shows!❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: So glad you like it - I had a lot of fun putting it together - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love these! And I was just expecting one! Thank you! And congrats on your new kitten. I have three cats, but I’ve been craving kitten time. I just love them. I can even imagine 4 oz! That is so tiny! I hope she continues to do well.
Response: Thank you for the heart - these were fun to make. Kitkat is getting fatter every day - she has amazing climbing abilities for such a little thing.
Comment: Too funny! My Mom always tried to dress me in pastels which made me look ill as I was so pale. I love bold and bright colours to wear. Was so glad to start buying my own clothing as a teen. Your envelopes are lovely. There is a place for muted tones, gives a vintage feel which makes for versatility . It is amazing the crafty videos you find on YouTube! Thanks for two lovely envelopes!
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like them - they were fun to make.
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you for the lovely tags you created for me. I love that you went longer with your dresses--they look like real little dresses ;+) Love the pins at the top and am going to use these as tags for my granddaughter's birthday gifts this year--she's quite a fashionista and will love them!
Response: Thank you for the heart - these were fun to make!
Comment: Thank you for these lovely tags!!! They are all adorable! I know how it is to have something fly out of my hand and then never see it again! Lol My craft room is the Twilight Zone for sure!!! Ü
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
Comment: I loved the way you did the string on this card: so neat! It might have given you trouble, as your note said, but it turned out well. Thankyou, too, for the selection of diecuts, they have been stashed away, ready for my next cardmaking binge!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Swapping!
Comment: If you ever make it this way to the San Diego Zoo, check out the koala exhibit. It's great living in "Koalafornia." I think our zoo was the one that had that longest living koala. Thank you for the pc.
Response: Thank you for the heart! No matter where I travel, I always take in the zoo. Haven't made it to San Diego yet!
Comment: Thank you very much for the ORANGE fabric. Beautiful designs. So sorry it's taken me so long to send a rating. Things have gotten kind of out of hand around here. With my back so bad and hardly being able to walk -- well let's just say that my husband has do most of the household things and he's not very good at it. He's trying but things are starting to pile up. Thanks again.
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy Quilting!
Comment: How funny- It took me a while to figure this one out because I didn't look at it closely enough. The original sway name was more noticeable than the new one, so I was looking all through my open swaps trying to find you as a partner. When I found the right swap, then I saw the new swap id on the card. Thanks for making me laugh!
Response: I'd never recycled a used postcard - wasn't sure how much to cover up. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Vicki - Thanks so much for two wonderful Travel themed ATCs. I love them both and are excited to add them to my collection. Thank you for joining the swap. I hope you had fun with the theme. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Your little doll is really sweet, Vicki. I think you interpreted the swaps very nicely. I love the fact that everyone creates something different in the YouTube swaps. Thanks bunches--she's a keeper!
Response: I'm so glad you like her - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Vicki! Your sampler turned out so nicely and I love the papers you chose to add. My absolute favorite paper is the embossed white with gold flecks. Can't wait to begin using all that you sent (and none of them are boring). I especially liked the cover with the 3 Asian stickers--it looks so sophisticated. Thanks bunches!
Response: I had a blast digging through all my papers to try and find interesting pieces - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for these great PCs! We got to smell the plumeria when we were in Hawaii. They smelled so wonderful!!! Thanks for the beautiful handmade envie too! This swap brightened my day! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I so glad they brightened your day - stay warm! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: That would be me! I wish I had such a room! My swapping stuff has taken over my bedroom, part of my dining room and a small section of my living room. I am possessed too! Happy swapping and thanks for sharing!
Response: My studio is a 20 x 20 ft addition to the house and I still need more room! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I was just thinking about what you wrote. I have that I cross stitch on my profile but I haven't done that since I started SB! This is my sewing room...I mean, my swaps room. It is almost better to call it a sewing room because that is likely more accepted than the this is the room where write letters and Postcards to people I don't know. Maybe hobby room? Then they might ask what your hobby is...hmm crafting room? Heh
Response: So you see my dilemma! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely master board. The saran wrap peeled off without any problem, though I think I did notice why you used it in the first place. No worries though. How did you do the fish though? Were those a napkin?
Response: Thank you for the heart - yes, the fish where a layer off a napkin.
Comment: thanks for my lovely bookmarks- I can feel the care that went into making them. I might copy your idea of index cards. At the moment I put the swaps in a diary that is only used for swaps. I would like a system that records when things arrive here too.
Response: I'm so glad you like them - Thank you for the heart. The index cards are the only way I can keep track.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful block! You know purple is my favorite color. I'm glad to see a little warmer weather. My arthritis don't like the cold and I hate wearing sweaters.
Response: Thank you for the heart - so glad you like it. I wish this weather would make up its mind!
Comment: Vicki, thank you for the cute scrappy tags...I also have an overflowing scrap bag (actually 3 gallon-size zip lock bags, plus another for TINY scraps!), and I use them more than I use paper pads. I just loved this swap, and hope to see more just like this!
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thanks so much for wonderful envelope and all the goodies in it! I had so much fun going through everything! All the little die cuts and papers will be perfect for cards and ATCs, and what great Washi tape! Love the postcards, too! Take care, and thanks again! Julie
Response: So glad I brought you a bit of happy - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love this card so much as it reminds me of my bestie that lives in NM and when we visited and went to the balloon fest! Glad you were also missed by the vortex :):) The kids got one digital day due to ice in the mountains (not near here) and kept looking out the windows to see if it snowed, lol. Enjoy your hot chocolate ;) :):):)
Response: Thank you for the heart! I've always loved vacationing in New Mexico.
Comment: Hi Vicki, Thank you so much for the great Valentine P.L. It's very colorful and cheerful! I'm enjoying all of the goodies you included...especially the punched out shapes like the birds and butterflies. Also loving all of those cute little envelopes-I'm no good at making them😊 Happy 💕Day!
Response: I'm so glad you're enjoying everything. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Vicki! Love the card - it's so dang cute! Yes, for Valentine's Day I'm taking my mom to a Harry Potter show! Then, during the weekend, I'll do something with my hubby. Enjoy your fancy Japanese food - it sounds delish!
Response: Thank you for the heart! It sounds like you have great plans - enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I did not know you could get Special K in a "chocolate delight" variety. I will definitely be looking for it now that I know. ; ) I LOVE fudge from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!!! Have you ever had it?
Response: I love Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - The candied apples remind me of the Autumns of my childhood. Happy swapping!
Comment: thank you! sorry for slow rating - our house is being remodeled and the computer was unplugged for about a week (yikes)
My address is Danish - our town has a Danish heritage and all the street names are in that language. I have one of the easier ones!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Reminds me of Europe. I love shuttered windows. Wish we had that kind of functional charm here. Update: Vicky you spoiled me. Not only beautiful cards but, the additional rate stamp 🦋...I wanted these so bad and my P.O. was out.
Comment: WOW, thanks for such a cool swap and plethora of stuff! Did you make this envelope??? It's beautiful. I don't know if I will ever be able to part with it. Will be trying this recipe as well, looks amazing. THANKS! :):):)
Response: So glad you like what I sent - I like to make my own envelopes because the ones with most note cards aren't quite big enough to include some extras. And, heaven knows, I have enough paper to make 100's of envelopes. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: What a gorgeous dragonfly notecard you used! I really like the floral postcards you sent! It makes me yearn for spring! Thanks! I haven't watched a Korean drama since I was a little girl, with my mom! She would borrow VHS tapes from the local Korean store to keep up with her shows. See you in the mail!
Response: Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year!
Comment: Vicki, this card is so cute! Love the little polar bear (I know they're ferocious, but they're so cute). Thanks, too, for the recipe; it must be good if you've been making it for so many years. I'll give it a try!
Response: Everyone loves the Chewy Noels (and they're practically fool-proof) - Thank you for the heart and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks so much Vicki! You sent some very neat stuff. I loved all of it!! And I liked how you stuffed the envelope in the greeting cards. I recently learned that is the "right" way to do it. I just thought it was a weird thing my Aunt did. But she isn't alone and now I am a "weird" one. Merry Christmas.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - I'm so glad you liked everything. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the Beautiful Card 🎄 But much thanks for the recipe. I'm not a baker and what I tried, well let's just say it's wasn't edible, LOL, But all in all A Merry Merry Christmas to you!
Response: Thank you for the heart and Merry Christmas!
Comment: I've never met anyone else who's also allergic to pine! People look at me like I'm insane when I say I'm allergic to anything pine scented. I was pretty excited to read someone else has the same allergy lol.
Response: I just tell people I'm allergic to everything that's not blacktop or concrete. Merry Christmas - thank you for the heat!
Comment: Hi Vicki, Thank you for the beautiful, glittery card--such a sweet little girl feeding the birds. Thanks, too, for your answers to the 10 questions--I forgot about The Holly and the Ivy--I love that one, too.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you soooo much! I’m aboustely in love with the stickers you sent me I’m more than thrilled to have received this, the dragon fly card and matching envelope was stunning as well! Again thank you so much! ☺️😊🥰💖✨
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you liked what I sent!
Comment: Thank you so much for the ornaments! They are here on my table still partly hiding in paper, waiting for tree to be put up, and every time I glimpse them I think "ooh, I should have a cookie!". Boo.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like them.
Comment: I received my November ATC today. What a nice surprise on a rainy day! I really like it. It’s so different. I like the poem and appreciated your personal note about Guy Fawkes day. It sounds like you’ve been there during their celebrations.
I Love England. Would travel there every year if I could. Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart! I could visit England every year, too.
Comment: Hi sweety! Thank you for your patience during my illness. I absolutely LOVE the postcards you chose to send! My favorite is the american weekly one with the swimmers - beyond awesome and will def find a way into my crafting xo Dina
Response: Thank you for the heart - I hope you're feeling well again.
Comment: Vicki! Well if I could give you more than 5 stars I would! Your autumn open envelope.is beautiful! And you packed so many wonderful goodies inside it. And I love how you had it all tied up with the ribbon and leaves and acorns, etc. Thank you so much! What a fun swap this was and I was so lucky to have you as a partner!
Response: Thank you for the heart! This was the first time I made one and I was like "Is it too much? Is it too little? Will it survive mailing?" I'm so glad you like it!
Comment: I loved this postcard when I sent it out and I love receiving it even more. The picture looks like my son and one of my dogs when they were both little. Thank you for the smile. Sorry for the delay in ratings, October had me running around faster than vampire at a blood bank.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I send and get so many cards, I'm not surprised one made a round trip.
Comment: Your childhood Halloween story is so adorable. Your parents were wonderful to make such a memorable night for you. And the feast of candy you collected that night! Happy early birthday in December. I ready your story sever all times and chucked more the more I read. Thank you.
Response: I'm glad I could bring a little fun to your day - and Thank You for the heart - Happy Halloween and Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful newsy letter. It sounds like, even though you didn't go on a vacation, you still had a fun summer! We used to always have stray cats, that quickly became family pets, when we lived in WI. I love hearing about all the other animals, too! I wouldn't like the heat and humidity! Thanks too for the stickers and pretty envie. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed my letter, I don't often write them - Thank you for the heart! And it was sacred bamboo, not scared bamboo - curse that auto correct!
Comment: Thank you for the great quilt blocks. I love the fabric, red and white checks with the tiny ants on it. So cute. I've got to check and see how many of these blocks I have. Should have quite a few. Maybe I can actually make something. Thanks again.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart - Happy Quilting!
Comment: Never say your art isn't brilliant. I really LOVE the card you made for me. What's not to love - - it slides, it stands, it's got colorful flowers and a bird - so cheerful, and perfect for me. It's standing right my by computer making me smile. Thank you for this lovely card! :)
Response: I'm so glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love the card! I love your story - I remember a Sherlock Holmes exhibit at our Science Museum, and it sounds basically the same as yours. It was SO FUN! Do you like BBC's Sherlock? I was always a fan of Sherlock Holmes, but REALLY a huge fan of that show! Or Elementary, which I'm going to watch, but haven't yet? I think the Sherlock is the lady in that one... Anyway, thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I love anything Sherlock Holmes, including the ones from the BBC and Elementary. In Elementary Dr Watson is played by Lucy Liu.
Comment: Love the PC! My dad had a restaurant and we used to get all the bottled drinks in these wooden crates. Too bad we didn't save any! Your museum visit sounds like fun, I'm jealous, I would have loved to have been there! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the Malinois card. I would not chose it as a dog for me, it needs to much training. We have Stella, a dachshund mix. She is 12 already and walks slowly. My friend also has many cats. I wish I could have some but Stella hates cats.
Response: Thank you for the heart - I love dogs but currently I'm overrun with cats!
Comment: Hey there! I received your postcard! The scene on it is beautiful and thank you so much for telling me about your trip to Chicago. I really love the Art Institute; I could spend days wandering through there! I hope you come back when the weather is more agreeable! Have a wonderful and fulfilling week! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart - I hope to get back to Chicago with my husband in tow.
Comment: Thank you for your “Owned by a Cat” card “In his Eyes”.
My own two cats are no longer with me and I still miss them every day.
You’re so lucky to almost be “A crazy cat lady” 😄. Hugs, Kirsten (“Kianna”)
Response: I miss all my previous cats - the king was a huge, crazy Maine Coon cat - Happy swapping!
Comment: Love the Christmas card. We're having a cool front here right now so it almost feels like Christmas!! (We recently had an 80 degree Christmas a couple of years ago!) Wishing you peace & happiness all year long too! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart - have a great summer and Happy Swapping!
Comment: Great PC, I've always wanted to visit New Orleans but have not had the opportunity. Until I joined SB I hadn't bought a PC in 20 years and they are really hard to get where I live so I have to order 99% of mine online. But next time I'm out of town I know what I'm spending some money on! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and have a great summer!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard of Houston, the views are wonderful, and very interesting the data that you tell me about the city, I hope to visit it sometime, by the way, I loved the little kitten that you put in the postcard, is identical to my cat Florence, greetings from Chile!
Response: Thank you for the Heart - so glad you enjoyed the PC - I love cats - I have 4 - all rescues.
Comment: Thank you for the ape, I love it!
We have a new adventure zoo in the neighbourhood, Wildlands in Emmen. My husband does a lot of signing there, so we’ve been there a several times outside opening hours...it’s amazing how the animals react then!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I love visiting zoos.
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely mail! It so much fun that you used those stamps finaly after 25 years:) Also thanks for the pretty washi and notecards. You made this a very happy mailday! I am going to work on this swap for my partner right now. Have a great day! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and great rating - I'm so glad you like what I sent!
Comment: Thanks so much for the great card. I love smaller dogs most of the time; although, if we move to the mountains then I think I may want a couple of bigger ones. We've decided not to have any more cats after Sassy. I can't imagine that since I do love them!
Response: Thank you for the heart! If I lived in the country and had running room, I think I'd like a bigger dog.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of the oxen - I thought they were from Scotland, but no - they're from out east! Good for gettin' the wall built. I feel the same way about the volcano in Hawaii. I have seen videos of the lava running into the ocean and I think that's how the island were formed when no one was there... Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm still watching the lava flows with fascination.
Comment: Thanks for the bag holder. I am so happy to get this. I got another very recently and took it off my profile - so you weren’t crazy. I’m thrilled to have another because we need one for our camper. YAY!
Response: Oh good - I'm so glad you like it - Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard and quotes! I’ll have to read the Count of Monte Cristo someday!
Response: It's a great book - or you can watch one of the movies or tv series. The earliest was a silent movie made in 1908 and the latest a Japanese movie that came out this year. I guess it has universal appeal.
Comment: Hello Vicki,
Thank you for the postcard you found for the letter U. It is humorous to me because the man is not using the umbrella for himself but is using it to protect his instrument. What a great postcard! Have a Great Week!
Response: I'm glad you like it - it was hard to part with.
Comment: I love Coney Island! My parents both grew up in Brooklyn. I love hearing my Mom’s stories about it. Can’t go without eating at Nathan’s! It’s starting to feel like Spring, finally! Thanks for the great postcard and note! : )
Response: Thank you for the heart! I don't know if I've ever met anyone who's actually been to Coney Island. In New Orleans we had Ponchatrain Beach amusement park but it closed down in the 80's, so it lasted about 60 years.
Comment: Oh you dear sweet lady, I was so pleased with the yarns and patterns. I am so thrilled with the yarn that are scrubby, I haven't heard of that type, and Iove the hot pad patterns,, I think that will be my next project. I knit a neat dishcloth so recognized the sugar and cream, I will send you one to try since you're not a knitter, however, it will be a while, you see I took a fall, broke my wrist a couple weeks ago. I was just going down the aisle at the movie theatre and lost my balance on the sloped floor, did a face plant ! I was so embarrassed.stayed and watched movie, beautiful Easter movie, my daughter insisted I go to hospital since she saw me holding my arm. I thought it was just a sprain, but no, I broke it when I landed on it. Sooooo.. I a getting older, don't bounce back like I used to. But I don't feel bad, just clumsy, comes with age, I will be 80. Next month, but I don't feel like it until something like this. Just not as Agile . Well now I have got that off my chest, thank you so much I will be back to crafts in 3 weeks. Mean while I play scrabble on here And watch Indians play ball on tv. Best wished Marcia
Response: Thank you for the heart - I'm so glad you like everything. Sorry to hear about your wrist - I hope it heals quickly. Happy swapping!
Comment: This was a very happy hello! Each thing you sent was lovely and put a smile on my face. Sadly, spring has not yet sprung in MN. It is snowing as I type this. It snowed all day yesterday and we have about nine inches on the ground. I have hope that it will be soon though! Thank you for the lovely swap!
Response: I'm glad I could make you smile. I hope spring gets to you soon. Stay warm and Happy Swapping!
Comment: I am so sorry - I thought I already had rated you on this swap, but somehow I must have not hit 'save' or something! Just realized it when going through my sent swaps before archiving them. Anyway, I loved the two cards you sent me - they were gorgeous!
Comment: Hello Vicki -- Yes, I am fed up with cold & snow, and am very much looking forward to spring! I like to walk, and prefer the warm sunny weather for it, haha. Thanks for the cards -- how cute is that baby orangutan? Best, al
Comment: Oh my gosh, thank you for the beautiful tote bag with the heart on it. Itâ€™s stunning and I canâ€™t thank you enough. I used it tonight to go to a craft club and I got loads of compliments on it. If I could give you extra hearts, I definitely would!
Response: I'm so glad you like it - Thank you for the heart. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks for this great swap! I love the yellow envie too! Really brightened my day! How cold was it when you came to Alaska? I have been in -60 degrees here, Wisconsin and Minnesota. At those temps, you have to breath through a scarf. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you for the heart! It was -28 when I got there. I got to see an ice sculpture contest and I figured it would be the only time I was somewhere where ice would keep outside.
Comment: Thank you for the pc. At first I thought it was indeed some lines made with a pen or a crayon. Only after taking a look at the drawing I noticed that it's an ostrich. The picture is quite odd, but interesting.
Response: Thank you for the heart ! And Happy Swapping
Comment: Adorable Bird ATC. We enjoy having bird nest in our trees. Sit on the back porch and listen to the chatter at spring time. We have gotten the smoke filled air from the Ventura and San Barbara fires. Thankfully you survived the Bomb Cyclones. Take care. Sharon
Response: Thank you for the heart - glad to hear you were spared the fires. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hi Vicki,
I love your hand drawn snowman. He is sooooo very cool. I think he appears like a happy and playful friend with just a hint of mischievousness. You should draw more often. He deserves 100 hearts.
I love the quote as well.
Thanks heaps for such a lovely letter.
Have the most wonderful Christmas.
Response: Thank you for your kind words for my homely snowman. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. I always imagine Australians somewhere on a beach for the holiday.
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you for the very pretty Christmas card and the awesome pcs! I am in some of the coloring pcs swaps, so that will be used for sure! Appreciate everything! Merry Christmas, Happy New, Hugs, and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: Hi Vicki! Thank you so much for your notecard! I love the floral card you sent, and I also enjoyed reading about the cats you took into your home! I wonder, did you ever build the "catio?" I have a friend who built something similar for her 6 cats! Haha it was a cat enclosure that was connected to tubes which led right back to her house as well as all around her backyard. I think these "catios" are pretty neat :) anyhow, I hope all is well on your end, and thank you once again for the beautiful card!!
Response: Merry Christmas - we hope to have the catio completed by year's end - It's been a bit chilly so they're keeping warm in the garage for now.