Comment: Yay! I got your beautiful ladybug. She is beautiful! I love the colors, the textures and your design. Nice work! And hank you for all the tags. I appreciate it and cannot wait to use them. Take care and have a wonderful day!
Response: Thanks, Jen. Glad you like her. You'll be getting more mail from me shortly as we are partners in several more swaps! Hope you don't get tired of me!!
Comment: I love the colors you chose and the textures for this ATC. And I agree, it is funny to see how serious people were in their pictures in the past. I guess their wedding day is no exception! Thank you. Take care.
Response: Thanks so much, Jen. Glad you like the ATC. I know, if someone smiled in those old pictures you'd almost think there was something wrong with them!!
Comment: A hundred hearts. So much paper with unique designs. I did keep a bunch that I don't have anything like. I love the runner. I have a fireplace so I do have a place to put it. You can't use ducked tape? Thanks so much for the amazing box.
Response: You are so welcome. Yeah, I've had that duck tape for a long time & have never used it so figured it was time to go=)
Comment: Thank you so very, very much for making me an extra special Koi ATC for this swap! This is most definitely one of my top ten favorites that I’ve ever received and I am thrilled 😁 You truly made my day!
Response: I am so glad it made it to you & that you are happy with him!!
Comment: What a WONDERFULLY unexpected SUPER DUPER Swap Box you put together for me. WOW! My husband enjoyed seeing everything too! I will be having a lot of fun creating with these cool items! Thank you for really brightening my week! 💕
Response: You are very welcome, Beth. I had fun putting it together=)
Comment: Im SOrry you don't have a craft room!! I don't either I just use the dining table a Table in the living room and the Bed in our bed room and I have boxes and two book shelves (HOARDER OF CRAFT SUPPLIES MAYBE???) could you imagine if that show came in to one of our houses!! HAHA!!
Have a nice day
Response: Yeah it kind of sucks to not have a craft room but we just do the best we can=) Maybe one day....
Comment: Such a lovely, lovely swap, I'm glad the envelope was the only part that got messed up. Some of the ink on the letter bled, but I could read most of it. :) Isn't it interesting being married to a Virgo? I miss our reading program at the shelter, everything is closed with Covid, and we miss the animals desperately. We love our little "petting zoo," but there's always more love to spread around. The quotes you included were especially inspiring.
Response: That is one of my biggest fears that my mail will get wet. I think I am going to start pu tting scotch tape on all my addressed envelopes. So glad you were happy with the swap! Oh, yes, when it comes to fur babies there is always a lot of love=)
Comment: what a coincidence! I made a J for Japan ATC for this swap too! Japan is one of my favorite countries to visit! I went to Japan for the 13th time this January before coming back to the States. I was actually planning to go again in April, but am stuck home due to the current situation. I really hope all the craziness will end soon! Take care!
Response: I guess great minds think alike=) Wow!! You've been 13 times!!?? Lucky you! I don't know; unfortunately, I think this virus is going to be with us for a long time....
Comment: I love your ATC! Thank you so much for reading my profile and made the Inuyasha ATC! I sometimes fussy cut paper dolls out of my washi tape with people themes, and I know the hair part is such a pain, you did a great job fussy cutting! Also, thank you for the lovely washi samples <3<3<3
Response: I am sooo glad you like him. I was afraid you might think he was too childish. Thank you for noticing he was fussy cut. I love fussy cutting but sometimes it is frustrating=)
Comment: YEAH! I found you! You have sent me such a lovely letter and beautiful thongs but have forgotten to include the swap's name and I had to search for you. But thank you so much for this swap. I will reply to you soon
Response: Oh, really? I am usually so good about adding that; well, sorry about that. I am glad you liked the things, though=)
Comment: Collette.... Wonderful Owl ATC!! Thank you so much for creating this for me! 💜 The little "owl post" stamp was a great added touch! 🙂
EDITED: Thank you so much for the pretty Rose lace too!! it's beautiful, never seen any like it 💜💜
Response: I am glad you like it, Leslie. I found that lace on Amazon years ago & can't find it anymore; it is pretty cool looking..
Comment: Hi Collette! Your addition is so cute, now to come up with something - yikes! Thank you for the extra goodies as well, that is so sweet and I love your note paper! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Tha nks, Vicky! You stay safe, too!! Letter coming shortly....
Comment: Hi Collette- These JAMS are adorable!! I love them and can't wait to work on them. Thank you so much for the awesome Hawaii PCs they almost look Vintage as well as the menagerie of Frogs wearing Crowns!! You made this an incredibly wonderful swap. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. -Vanne
Response: Glad you like the JAMS. There was so much more I wanted to put on them but there just wan't enough room=) I look forward to seeing how they turn out...
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra note cards! Its funny how you sent a little bunny one since last night our kitty brought home a baby bunny. No harm, just dropped it inside our door. Once the next round is up, I will sign up and pass along the traveling note card. See you around swap-bot....always a pleasure partnering with you. Stay safe, keep smiling.
Response: Wow -- so what did you end up doing with the bunny? Michelle, you are always fun to send to=)
Comment: I made it to the PO today - yay!!! I thank you so very much for this amazing swap!!!! I am absolutely delighted with the pink platy!! I also chuckled at the bookmark! TY also for the PC :) What a wonderful piece of mail to make my day bright!
Response: Oh, I am so happy that you liked your swap=)
Comment: Oh.my.goodness! What a haul! Happy dance here! So many wonderful animal themed things. Super excited about the animal papers -- can't wait to use those. Such a wonderful and generous package. Thank you so much!
Comment: (⊃｡•́‿•̀｡)⊃━☆ﾟ.*･｡ﾟ Thank You Collette for the beautiful handmade postcard. It arrived on 4-7-20. I absolutely 🅻🅾🆅🅴 it! I am especially touched by your genuine and meaningful collage background that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. I am sincerely touched. You are very talented. You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: You are so kind!! I wish you were my sister=)
Comment: Hi Collette! Thanks for the awesome green pc and of course, enjoyed the visit from you as well! Just a FYI, it may have taken a bit of time as it needed extra postage (no problem on that!), but just for the future with other swappers! Thanks again! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Wow, that took a while. Rats, tell me how much I owe you & I'll reimburse you.
Comment: Hi Collette! Thanks for adding to my art collab pc and sending it home in an envied - you so did not have to send a stamp with it as well - very sweet of you but not needed! I as sure we will be swapping again at some point! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I know, I know but I just hate to waste=)
Comment: Thanks for the little PC. I love the Western images you sent me. I also like the word dandelion on the Collab. When a card seems filled to me I usually add texture like some crackle or dimensional paint. It will be cute. = )
Response: That is a great idea about adding texture, MissPaula, as like you well know, sometimes these post cards can get very full of stuff!
Comment: Hello Collette - thank you for your delightful card that arrived to cheer up my mailbox today! Love the stickers and extra postcards! Thank you! Have a nice St. Patty's day! Happy Swapping! Dale
Response: Most welcome, Dale. You have a nice St Patrick's Day yourself=)
Comment: Thank you so much. My kiddos will love the variety of choices. I have one kiddo who is allergic to nuts so i dont always get reese's but I'm excited to take those to work with me. But I have a kiddo that loves kit kats and other loves airheads. The other 2 candies we all love aswell. Thanks again.
Response: I am so glad you liked the variety. Thanks for swapping with me!!
Comment: I cant thank you enough Collette for all the wonderful items you sent me, I love it all. Much fun to be had in my craft room with all my goodies you sent. Am truly grateful, you made it like Christmas, many thanks. Have a wonderful weekend, AnnaL.
Comment: Not one but two beautiful atcs!!! And in one of my favorite subjects - LRRH!!! I love the images you have used of Red and the Wolf and love the quotes!! And great images for me to use, too!! Thank you so much for such an amazing swap!!
Response: I love LRRH, too!! Thank you for the nice comments & heart=)
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Collette for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚mind blowing ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous packages! I absolutely 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 all of them! They are just (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ Oh. My. GOODNESS! The vintage country rose stationery and folded notes ensemble gift box is so charming! The quick and easy Country Companions cross stitch kit is adorable! I love ladybugs! WAIT! Is that a CHICKEN journal?!?! Ack! I freaking love this! *Squeals with happiness* ooooo a large Valentine's Day heart shaped box full of delicious assortment of fancy chocolate candy. Oop! Daughter runs off with that! :) I could hug you right now, you know that? This was such a personal and thoughtful gift. It is priceless! I am forever touched. This swap is a true treasure and you are an unbelievable artist. You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! One of the best swappers on the bot. Wrapped each item individually in festive Valentine's Day tissue paper and carefully tucked them in a crisp, clean, and 𝖓𝖊𝖜 USPS Priority Mail 11.25 x 8.5 x 5.5 Medium Flat Rate Box, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 included one un-used USPS 𝓲𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓷𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓪𝓵 postage stamp inside a precious Valentine's Day greeting card! Fabulous top-notch swapper. Highly recommended! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз xoxo Lora
Response: Aww Thank you so much, Lora!! I really enjoyed putting that package together & totally lucked out on the items I found for you. Thank you for the rating/heart=)
Comment: I received my pocketletter yesterday. It’s always exciting to get mail like that. It is so pretty. I like that you decorated my envelope too. The extras are really appreciated too. I enjoyed your letter and plan to write you back as soon I get caught up with my swaps Thank you for a wonderful swap and for the time you spent to make it special for me.
Response: Oh, you are welcome!! I have not done a lot with mixed media before so I was a little nervous. Sure! I'd love to hear from you=)
Comment: Thank you for the great PCs ;) I think winter in Poland is over and spring is coming. it's as unusual as the weather in Washington. This year, instead of 2-3 months of snow, we had 2-3 weeks. Happy swapping and happy Valentine's Day!
Response: You are welcome! The weather is definitely changing every year or so it seems. Spring is my favorite season=)
Comment: Collette, what a wonderful Valentine’s Day box of goodies...I love it! So much fun! I was like a little kid at Christmas! Loved (already eaten lol!) the big heart shaped box of chocolate...yummy! Cutest socks, hot chocolate, and that awesome seed catalog! How did you know I would love that catalog! I appreciate all that you did to make this such a fun swap and the thought you put into making my box so special. I also had so much fun putting together and sending a special box to my partner. Such a fun swap! Thank you so very much! 💕
Response: Awww You are welcome! I had never seen anything like that seed catalog before & was hoping that you would like it. I am glad you enjoyed the total whole swap experience.
Comment: Thank you for sending the PC in an envelope. It is tooooo gorgeous to risk sending it naked. I absolutely love it. I lean towards the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet, and this goes perfectly. Thank you X3.
Response: Hey there=) Well, I didn't want the jewels to fall off so thought it was better to envelope it. Very happy that you like it!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute cute socks! I love them and I will definitely be wearing them with Cheesy Sock Day pride!!
Thank you so so much!! Super super cute!!!!
Have a great weekend!
Response: I am so glad you liked them, Gabi. I couldn't pass up such a good deal=)
Comment: Woo Hoo fun fun fun swap.... I love the AFRICA ATC..... and the glass beads... thanks so much and the giraffe card....wOw just made me SMILE..... big hugs..... thanks for hosting this great set of swaps.....
Response: Awww It was a fun swap to put together=) Glad you like the beads; I knew that I couldn't do anything with them as I am all thumbs!!
Comment: Hi Collette! Loved your story about the possum! They are not very pretty but do serve a purpose, so... That's wild that he is hanging out in your neighborhood - we see one in our yard sometimes and he is in a small tree - easy to see with the leaves down! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hey Vicky! Yes, they are kind of ugly & he is one very big boy. We live near a highway & I just hope he doesn't get up there & get ran over!
Comment: I have a funny story about Mt. Rushmore. Years ago, my 2 very pregnant daughters posed in front of the monument and pulled their shirts up to show their bellies. Every single person I show that picture to misses seeing Mt. Rushmore in the background! LOL!!
Comment: Collette what a clever way to share your letter. I liked your idea of doing it by month. I would have to sort of keep a journal in order for me to be able to do this at the end of the year and I have to say...I would not be able to keep up with a journal very well...lol. My cousin was scheduled to have surgery on her right eye last week so that she would not have to continue getting injections in it but they cancelled for -2- weeks due to her having a cold. You are right...Diabetes is not for wussies...lol. It brings about all sorts of other problems. Thinking positive...hopefully..2020 will be better for all of us health wise. Thanks for the tuck-in. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Response: Hi Shelia! Well, I just buy one of those cheapy little weekly planners & just dot down the more pertinent things things that happen during the week. If I had 2 sit & journal I don't think I could do it!! Wow, there is a surgery 4 the eye issue? I didn't know that. Yes, let's hope 4 a better year health-wise=) Happy Holidays!!
Comment: Collette, this ATC is sheer fabulosity...I can imagine the beautiful butterfly cruising over the landscape...traveling, actually! Your use of Dresden trim is beautiful here...I love every element of your little work of art!
Response: Oh, donetta, thank u so much 4 ur kind comment. I really appreciated it!!
Comment: Hi Collette! Thank you for the cute card and your very newsy year in review. I loved the month-to-month format and wished I had thought of that, although my memory is so bad, I probably wouldn't remember what happened in which month! God bless you for taking card of those cats!
Response: Thank u, Kristy! Hope the holidays r treating u well=)
Comment: Hi Collette! How fun to have you as a partner for this swap! Trying to figure out what to add to the art collab, sometimes you hate to overdo it when it already looks awesome, so.. Thanks for the bookmarks, I can never have too many and some days anything becomes a book mark! LOL! Thanksgiving was wonderful as my kids and DIL were home - yipppee! I did not have lists so not much Black Friday shopping, just on-line as I was too tired to face the crowds! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! Hope to see you in the mail again soon! ;)
Response: Yeah, I am not brave enough 2 face Black Friday shopping!!! Glad u like the bookmarks. Good 2 swap with u Vicky=)
Comment: Thank you so much for this visually so appealing atc! Your background color is perfect for the elements ... I really like the image you chose and the ink work around the edge ...I like this a lot
Response: i am so glad u liked it; I was so afraid u wouldn't.
Comment: I loved your letter and will respond soon. One comment, tho -- it would help if you add the NAME of the swap. I am in several different pen pal swaps and had to search to find which one you were answering.
Response: Oh, great! I am happy 2 hear that. Really? That is odd as I am generally so OCD about providing my swap info. Sorry about that.....
Comment: Hi Collette. Update. Thank you for the explanation. Thank you also for the reminder, but I do know what the rules of my ATC swap were. I think your ATC was very pretty. I just don't can't identify a paint chip on it anywhere. All I can see is the printed image you cut and pasted on it. Would you please explain in the next one you do, where the paint chips are to help your partner identify that it has one? Then the confusion can be avoided :-)
The ATC is very pretty... but I am not seeing any part of a paint chip on it. The ATC design is clearly a piece of ephemera. Paint chips have a lustre to the back ground, even if it's flat paint. Can you please explain where the paint chip addition is located?
Response: Upate: Thank u 4 reconsidering...
I took a copy of the ATC that I made 4 u & it clearly shows that the leaf on the left is two different colors from the paint chip. The very back base is from a paint chip & the leaves r all from paint chips. I still have the paint chips that I used 4 the leaves if u need proof. As per your swap rules any part of the ATC could have paint chip parts: Make a Halloween ATC by incorporating that chip and color into the Halloween ATC. You can use the whole chip, die cut it, whatever, as long as some of it is on the ATC. :-) As far as the ephemera goes; no where n the swap does it say that it can't b used. I just get the feeling that u weren't happy with my ATC. Everyone has different skill levels but I did follow the swap rules....
Comment: Thank you, Happy Halloween (my favorite holiday). I love black cats. When I was a girl in Yugoslavia I had a black male named Chady, that's "soot" in Serbian. He was always getting into something and if I didn't want to get out of bed and feed him he would start knocking things off my dresser.
Response: Oh, that is 2 funny! We also have a black cat & she is often naughty!!
Comment: Thank you for the nice animal postcard. It sounds like you have lots of friendly creatures around where you live. I volunteered on an organic farm in NE Washington for a couple months. It was a wine vineyard, but I saw many deer and a few other animals up there. Best wishes and thanks again!
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the beautiful blank PC and Christmas card. I also love how you decorated the envelope that held my signed Christmas card. ♥️ Okay.... let’s talk about the countdown to Christmas calendar. I absolutely love it. Thank you so much. Then I opened the other gift wrapped item as was really blown away. Thank you so very much for everything. I really appreciate it.
Comment: Hi Collette. I am glad to see your arm is doing better and that you were able to complete the swap. Thank you so much for the Travel Themed journal cards. I guess now I have to make a journey somewhere so I can use them - Haha! I think you did a great job. Honestly, I don't usually use journaling cards in my scrapbooks, so it was new territory for me as well. No need to be nervous about your crafting. Everyone has a different style. As long as you are putting your best effort into it, then it is okay. Thank you again... what was your method? You didn't explain it in your note.
Response: Oh! I am so sorry!! I looked at your likes list & saw travel so I thought you had done some!! I apologize for that. I didn't really have a method, 2 b honest. Just rounded all the corners & did some looking on-line 2 see what they looked like. That was about it.
Comment: I LOVE the tiger pc! Thanks so much! I'm adding it to my collection--a "streak" of tigers. isn't that a cool term for their group? Also called an ambush which also seems appropriate. Thanks again! I'll send this one home once I figure out what to do--it looks pretty darn cool already!
Response: I know, some of these pcs turn out really cool, don't they? Streaking tigers? HeeHeeHee
Comment: Wow! I love everything you sent from the notecard to the ATC to the generous washi and you even put a chicken on the ATC! I love chickens! They are such funny creatures! Triple hearts if I could give you them! Your ATC made me laugh and I needed that! Take care and happy swapping!
Response: So glad u liked it. I was afraid that because it was not a typical ATC that u might not like it. I like chickens, too=)
Comment: The bag is lovely. Thank you for the newspaper and all of the contents. I didn't hear back from you on the PM I sent about the security tag on the purse. I had to get a wire cutter to get it off. The hassle and time it took to actually get to the bag took away some of the joy that this swap would have brought.
Response: Hi. I am glad u liked the purse & contents. I am sorry about the security tag; it wasn't intentional. If u want 2 send me the receipt I'll reimburse you for the wire cutters. There is not much else I can really do.
Comment: Collette, this is such a lovely card ... the robin is so sweet and I never tire of a bookpage background.. the tiny flowers added a lot .. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful brads I love to use the and these are so great.. thanks so much for all!
Response: I am glad you liked the ATC! I love brads, too!!
Comment: Hi Collette, I love your ATC with the big dramatic bee. Very fun😊Great idea to send me the postage stamps, I'm always looking for stamps to use on projects. I'll make good use of those. Thanks again!
Response: Great; glad to hear you liked it & I am glad to hear that you'll be able to put the stamps to good use. I collect them but never end up using them!!
Comment: Thanks for the letter Collette! Would have loved if you'd done a wee intro paragraph just so I could get a sense of who you are before I read your truths, but perhaps that's just personal preference
Response: Oh, I didn't even think about that. This was one of the very first questions swaps I've ever signed up for so I'll try to keep that in mind if I do another one again; thanks for the rating=)
Comment: This will be a good one. I'm looking forward to adding to it, and won't you be excited to get it home one day! I liked your decorated envelope, too. Thanks!
Response: Well, this is my very first Pass & Paste so I was really nervous. I've never done anything like this before so I am really looking forward to seeing the final results... Thanks for your contribution!!
Comment: Oh my goodness! How awesome this Dragon 🐉 is!! I love it! I like how you did the red paper behind him, it looks like what I think Dragon skin looks like. So cool, he/she is a very regal creature and you did a marvelous job with it. I’m very happy to add it with my other Dragon ATC’s in my collection. Thank you very much, it’s beautiful! ❤️
Response: Thank you so much!! I was really hesitant to do it since I've never done a dragon before. I am so glad that you like him; thank you for the heart/rating=)
Comment: Thanks for the Destash! I don't use many wooden stamps anymore because I like the clear ones better but you sent so many new ink pads! I love that I have such a variety in colors now! Thank you :) happy Swapping!
Response: Maggie, YOu can always take the rubber stamps off of the wood & use clear blocks to put them on. Just a though=) Happy swapping to you, too!!
Comment: Whoo-hoo!! I hit the jackpot when the bot made you my partner. 10 stars to you for an incredible box of goodies for me, goodies to share with my scrapbook group (we go on our annual retreat this weekend!), AND goodies to share with two fellow swappers. There were items in the box that exactly matched the wants of my partners in two swaps with send-by dates later this month. Woot! Woot!
Response: Wow! I am really happy that you are able to put some of the things in the box to good use! I wasn't sure if you did rubber stamps or not so I am glad to hear a few will be living with you from now on=)
Comment: Wow Collette, what a great swap!!! The peacock atc is so cool and you were so nice to send peacock stickers and the rubber stamps. I had been wishing for some flower rubber stamps and they appeared from you!
Response: Happy to hear you like the peacock ATC; I was worried about it. I am sure that you will put the other things to good use=)
Comment: Collette, I apologize from the bottom of my heart for the late rating. Your ATC is ah-mazing, and I have it on my inspiration board, where I can admire it every day. Thank you so much for being a great swap partner!
Response: Awww Thank you, Donetta! I enjoyed making that ATC. I love the older photos.
Comment: My son and his wife moved to Renton and we visited last Thanksgiving so I've visited Fred Meyers. I have to admit I didn't see their shopping bags but they did have some crazy X-mas sweaters on display! I love pineapple so the bag was a good match! thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it; I was going for the sewing theme but guess it wasn't meant to be=)
Comment: I just had one of the longest workdays ever and set a new record for most pts done in a day. I came home exhausted. I also came home to this lovely package! It made my day! You are very generous and a great big huge thank you for the wonderful gift! 😁
Response: Awww Sorry you had that kind of day but glad you liked everything!!
Comment: Oh thank you so much for a lovely atc with a very cute bear full of clovers just lover it. The atc well be going in my special bear book. And thank you for the bear post card too take care
Response: Believe it or not; that bear is off a card I got for my hubby for St Patty's Day. I asked him if I could have it back for a project!!=) He said, "Yes". That is okay because he bought me the same exact card!! Great minds think alike=)
Comment: Collette, thank you so much for this lovely and uplifting ATC...I agree that we should all be kind, and practice love with a beautiful smile. Thank you also for the beautiful blue trim...you know I'll have a use for it right away!
Response: Donetta, So glad you liked it!! I know, I just love that trim; can't remember where I got it from, though. I think Amazon.com. Thank you for the heart/rating=)
Comment: Collette, what a wonderful mini pocket letter you sent with all the things I love. Your atcs are great, since I enjoy baking! You are so nice to send me a long letter too. It all made me happy!
Response: Wow! That got there fast!! I am so delighted that you liked the atcs. I have been a long time lover of kewpies & thought a baking theme would be a little harder to do but the kewpies sure worked out well for that. So glad you like them!!
Comment: This is a new update...as of Friday 2-22-19. We have communicated and worked thru this matter.
Colette...I never received anything from you for this swap. When I do... I will re-rate you accordingly.
This is an update on 2-16-19 to my original post here. I received your message. This is not a retaliatory rating. You say it was delivered to my PO Box on 2-1-19. I will check with the Post Office on Monday to see where the delivery went but I did not get it. You should really be careful about things you say and accusations you make!
Response: This is a retaliatory rating as tracking shows the package arrived at her P O Box on February 1st. Update: 2/22/19 Package sent on 1/26 & arrived at partner's P O on 2/1.
Comment: Hi Collette. Thank you so much for all the great items you sent for this swap. I’m a sock person, so I appreciate the cute pair that you sent. I absolutely adore the vintage valentine card. Thanks again for the happy mail.
Response: So glad you liked the things I sent. I know, those Valentines are the coolest I've seen in a long time. Thanks for the heart/rating=)
Comment: So sorry I didn't ck into this swap and rate you, my bad, normally I ck swap bot every other day or so,so accept my apologies for not rating you.. You deserve more hearts. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thanks Sue
Response: Thank you for letting me know; I was so worried but am glad to hear that it got there just fine=)
Comment: LOL...that ceramic doll arm sure has been making the rounds :) I got back that and a few other things that I sent out that were sent to me in previous swaps, so I guess these destash swaps have run their course. But l can use some of the things you sent that were new to me, especially the yarn. Did you make the stuffed critter? Thank you for swapping :)
Response: Ha Ha Ha That doll arm kind of shocked me at first but if I was in to assemblage it would be a great piece!! I think I might have kept a few things that you added in like a fly swatter & some hand held fans. They will work great for this summer. No, I didn't make the fox & I almost kept it for my ferrets but they would chew the eyeballs off & swallow them so I decided to send him on. Happy Swapping to you, too=)
Comment: Hello birthday twin, you and I are, also, similar "old fuddy duddies" doing the same thing every New Year and not making resolutions. Apple cider vinegar? Does serving it in pretty glasses improve the flavor. It must be an old tradition like we all have. I enjoyed your pretty card - HAPPY NEW YEAR
Response: Oh, no, we don't drink apple cider vinegar!!?? Did I actually write that? I meant just apple cider. Hope the New Year is treating you good=)
Comment: Hi Collette! Thank you for the sweet little llama card and for sharing a bit about you through your answers. I loved your story about the Barbie head. I bought 2 pink poinsettias today at Aldi for $1.75 each; I love the pink ones, too!
Response: Yes, that Barbie doll head meant a lot to me. Ha Ha Ha That is great that you bought some pink poinsettias=) They really are pretty & seem so shabby chic, too...
Comment: This swap was in the bunch of mail I picked up thank you for the lovely card and hot chocolate wish I could give you more than a heart
Response: Oh, good!! I am so glad it made it safely there. You'll have to let me know how the hot chocolate is as I bought a couple extra for me, too, but have not tried them out yet. I just loved the packaging=) Ha Ha Ha Happy Holidays!!
Comment: Hi Collette . . . thanks so much for the lovely playing card journal spots. I really enjoyed them both but am especially fond of the one with the die-cut pinecone & branch--so pretty!
Response: Oh, so glad you liked them, Isabella!! I was so nervous about making them; wasn't even sure if I did them right but I used that pine cone die cut once & then immediately forgot what I did with the die!! I still don't know where it is at...
Comment: Collette...you are officially the first Christmas card I have received!! Thank you for the great swap and the awesome items you chose to send me that I will definitely be able to use! May your holidays be Merry and Bright with wishes for you to enjoy, peace, joy, health and warmth...hugs, Charlene
Response: Wow! I feel honored=) So glad you liked the items. Wishing you & yours a Happy Holiday season, too!!
Comment: November greetings & thank you kindly for the Thanksgiving card, the neat postage stamps, die cuts,& all extras that you included. The card went up on my mantle for decorations 🦃
p.s. I just read the book 1105 Yakima St by Debbie Macomber. You reminded me of the book when I saw your street addy
Response: You are welcome=) Oh, how odd! I've never heard of that book before & I am surprised that no one has ever mentioned it to me. I may have to get it & check it out!! She is so popular. Happy holidays to you & yours....
Comment: You obviously read my profile because you sent me 2 beautiful hummingbird postcards💜 That was very thoughtful and much appreciated. Thank you for the lovely Christmas card as well. Merry Christmas to you and yours🎄
Response: Yes, I did=) Thought it would be nice to send something fun. Thank you & Happy Holidays to you & yours, also!
Comment: Thank you for the teas - I never knew there was a probiotic tea. I use essential oils all the time and love sharing how they can help with others. It's nice to find another ABBA fan. My cousins visited the ABBA museum in Sweden yesterday and I was so jealous! Thank you again for the nice Christmas card and tea.
Response: I know, that was a new one for me, too. I guess there is a tea for just about everything!! Maybe you can give me some helpful tips on the Essential Oils. I am just starting to learn about them. Every time an ABBA tribute comes to town I just have to go see them. Drives my hubby up the wall=) Happy holidays to you & yours!!
Comment: I really like this PL ! Its so good to get one that doesn't have a bunch of skulls and skeletons. I love Winnie the Pooh and vintage images with children. And thanks for the goodies in the back pockets. I put the magnetized images up on my fridge right away. Oh, and the glittery pumpkins and orange netting ~ fun, fun fun!!!
Response: So glad you liked it; thank you for the heart/rating=) Well, I made sure I double - triple checked your Profile. Good thing I did, too!! I am not really into skulls/skeletons, either. Nice to get to swap with someone in the same "neighborhood"!
Comment: Thank you for the black cat ATC - the textured handmade paper background works so well along with the text page to showcase the spooky cat. Also so nice of you to send all the postage stamps and the fantastic postcards - many thanks!
Response: Thank you; glad you liked the ATC & extras. Thank you for the rating & heart=)
Comment: This card is SO cute!!! Congrats on your 20th anniversary! I hope y'all have a great time celebrating. Thank you soooo much for the *awesome* stamp, washi tape, and stickers. I will definitely get use out of these!
Response: Thank you very much! Glad you liked everything; hope your Halloween is a good one=)
Comment: Hi! I´m so happy and surprised to meet you here, it REALLY is a small world :)! And of course I remember you from AFA, we´ve done so many great swaps together. Thank you so much for the generous sending of yours. The ATC is wonderful and love all the bits and pieces + the sweet Halloween dalmatian-card. Hope to see you in future swaps :)!
Response: Hi Pikkis=) So glad that you liked everything. I know you probably don't celebrate Halloween much in your country but thought you might enjoy getting a Halloween card, too! Yes, I look forward to future swaps with you, too!! Good to see you here...
Comment: Thank you for the fun package. The hat is not my usual style, but it looks good on me Thanks for bringing me to try something new.
Response: Hi. I am sorry; I looked for a derby hat & a big tea cup but they had none to be found. It sounds like you are the type person that most hats will look good on you=) I have a big head so that doesn't apply to me.....
Comment: Thanks for the great card and the goodies! Love the stickers and washi! Happy anniversary you you and the hubby! I don't get t&t-ers here, even though I live in an apartment complex. There aren't many kids here, and they must go elsewhere. Have a great day and happy swapping to you.....
Response: Thank you; it hardly seems like it has been 20 years! Happy to hear that you liked everything. Thank you for the heart & the rating=) Happy Halloween to you!
Comment: Collette! Your wine flipbook made my heart so happy! I have been having rough days at work, and when I opened it at the end of the day yesterday, I just melted. Excellent job! Let me know when you are ready for another private swap, I am game! Happy swapping my friend!
Response: Oh, Carrie! I was so glad to hear that the book met with your approval=) I was just about chewing my fingernails (and I don't do that because they are not food!!) to hear back from you. I am going to be sending you some papers & other ephemera that I didn't use as you can use them for other wine swaps when you do them. Sure, we can do another swap; let me know what you would like to do & we can work something out. So glad you liked it!!
Comment: What a cute way to decorate a envelope, I will try to do that next time I send one.I love the additions you put inside, I am going to share the little pumpkin pin with my daughter, she works I rehab at local hospital, the patients always look for her happy face, she is a ray of sunshine so it will look cute on her blouse. Thank you so much. Marcia
Response: I am glad you liked everything; thank you for the heart & rating=)
Comment: .wow I'd give you 100 starts if I could!! thanks so much for my teddy bear items!!! The pillow is already on my bed!! My shops never have stuff that nice. The rams is so darn cute!! You made my day with such a sweet package!!
Response: I know, I lucked out. So glad that everything was to your liking; thanks for the rating & the heart=)
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute puppy Halloween card. I LOVE the homemade envelopes. Its inspired me to make my own. I foresee a trip to the craft store in my future! Thanks for the washi too. I didnt have any for winter yet 😁
Response: Happy that you are happy=) Those envelopes are so easy to make; aren't they just cool? Thanks for the heart & rating...
Comment: Hi Collette - thank you for the Halloween card! So thoughtful of you to include the envelopes that will definitely come in handy for the cards I have been making! I love the postcards too! :)
Response: You're welcome=) I have so much fun making those envelopes & they are so easy to do. Sorry the post card wasn't more state themed; I have a hard time finding post cards around here, anymore...
Comment: This was the first swap package I received and you did a really good job picking things out for me - definitely fitting to my profile and still creative. That red ribbon! I like it and I wouldn't have even thought to pick something like that out. And the gel pen and the washi and on and on. It was like Christmas. Thanks for such a great start to my swap experience!
Response: Awesome; so glad you are enjoying the things I picked out for you=) Thanks for the nice comments & the heart!!