Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and stickers! I LOVE monty python- the whole collection is up on Netflix CA so I've been rewatching it all during lockdown. Hope you (and your kitty!) are well! <3 Al
Comment: Calendars are an excellent source for Cut n Paste postcards. I love the sleeping sandpipers - the camouflage colour, the texture. Very nice. Thank you bf0932. P.S. Yes, it's been a very strange summer but all-in-all a nice one.
Comment: Hello and thank you so much for the pretty happy mail! I will enjoy using it to make other happy mail and maybe some for my journal. Like you, keeping busy has kept both hubby and I sane! I'm pming you because I have a question. Stay safe and craft on!
Comment: Hi Barbara Firth I enjoyed reading about you in your letter. I, also am an animal lover and July 25th just adopted a 10 week old kitten from the humane shelter. We named her Dolly and she is black and white and she is a sweetheart. Thanks for the lovley cat card. It is nice to meet you here at swap bot. take care
Comment: Barbara thank you for your interesting letter as i learned a lot and enjoying reading your answers! I could relate for your love of dark chocolate! Thanks for the postcard you sent me of the spiral galaxy. It was beautiful!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. Think of me when you eat that first ripe tomato. Try a mini pocketletter first to see how you like doing them. It’s fun and if you do that you can do ATCs swaps also because ATCs are just the cards you make to go in the pockets.
Comment: It's great to hear from someone who is just as angry as I am. I feel like so many people just take what their being told at face value. I recently had an antibody test because my whole family (and school) was sick with all the symptoms in January. It came back negative but we later learned that they might not have tested it right so we still believe we had it. My mother is a pilot and had three people faint on her new years flight and then got sick with this mystery illness days later. She was on the real infection front lines and I believe we are in the second wave currently. I hope your business is safe and can open up soon. Also thanks for the postcard!
Response: I hope you won't mind, but I sent you an email with a link to a banned video. It ties in with the subject of COVID-19.
Comment: Thank you for the PC and your 2 top things. I don't need to worry about back massage. My hubby gives them to me,hee! And, I haven't been to a movie theater since 2009. I just wait till the movie comes out anymore.
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the lovely card of Venus. I agree that SwapBot is a great distraction during these crazy times. I look forward to the mail coming way too much! I hope you sorted out your router issues and are staying safe, healthy, and sane.
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for the wonderful article - it really touched my heart! I do believe in angels! Thank you for the lovely pc as well! Please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so very much for a BIG pick me up today! I was absolutely thrilled to receive this Kliban cats notecard (and baggie of extras)!!! I think it’s great that you were one of the fortunate Tuesday Morning shoppers to get some Kliban cards before they sold out!!! They’re a difficult item to find (I’ve actually never heard of or seen them before), but I feel super lucky to have been the recipient of one today!!!! 📪📪💌🎉💃🏽 This makes me do a Happy mail mambo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: The Kliban card can be colored. The set came with a set of markers.
Comment: Oh my gosh, I love this card. I wish I got cards like these every day. It made me actually laugh out loud for several minutes. This swap has cleared out several for me, too, that I'm just not comfortable sending someone out of the blue. Thanks for the laugh! :):):)
Comment: Thank you Barbara for the cute recycled kitty PC. I have a cat like yours, who loves to eat a lot too. She is a bit chunky. But not overweight. I make sure she doesn't over eat.She is such a beautiful calico too & 7 yrs. old.
Comment: Thank you SO much for such a fun package- the pretty paper goodies, and omg- the Garfield joke book is such a great find! Since I am a cat-mom, too, no worries about the kitty fur that got stuck in the tape- made me smile! Thanks again! :)
Comment: Thank you for participating in my swap & for the awesome Peanuts card. We really enjoyed reading your note inside & Grayson was so thrilled to see a surprise for him too. Thank you for your kindness & thoughtfulness & for addressing the envelope to him as well. Happy Holidays!!. I am looking forward to opening your card on Christmas Day. Take care & Happy Holidays!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I sometimes we went out for the Holidays because it would make clean up so much easier! It’s the only day of the year my whole family spends actually together without running off to do other things, so we always cook (well, my dad and I cook - the rest just eat lol). Thank you for the Mickey stickers - my daughter loooooves them!
Comment: I really, really enjoyed reading your letter (pretty much experience and I am deactivating my profile … there are other websites where rating is not required and you just mail in your art). Thank you for the advice and the stickers! Have a great day :-)
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you for the wonderful little card and all the information and pictures about Howie and Catness! I t was wonderful to read about your cats! One of ours likes to lay right in the middle of walkways. We've learned to step over her, since she hasn't stopped doing it even after we stepped on her tail in the dark a couple of times. Cats are the best. <3
Comment: Hi Barbara Thank you for the beautiful illustration "Greeting card from someplace else" I love the colors, such a feast for my eyes! I like that you laminated this one...going to tack it on my wall by the computer :) It's brightness will get me through the next couple of months: the rain is here :( peace love light
Comment: Barbara! What a wonderful surprise! This was certainly a happy mail day : ) Everything was so lovely and just perfect for me! I can't wait to use that Parisian napkin in a collage! And of course the stamps were just a delight! A thousand Thanks!
Comment: Thank you B for the view from your apartment. Beautiful place. I once lived near Tucson and miss the big blue southern sky and warm sunny weather. Nice that the large tree survived, probably made it stronger as a result. Thanks for sharing your neighbourhood with me.
Comment: Barbara, your gorgeous letter arrived today 08-29-19. It is adorable! I love the Country Primitive themed stationary paper you used. What a gift! I have not seen paper like that in decades! Yes, my preferred stationary of choice is lined (also known as "ruled") too, for I cannot write in a straight line to save my life. I am definitely going to write you back! Lora
Response: Great! I look forward to getting your letter.
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I'm sorry to hear about the parking situation; I could definitely see how that would be an annoying hassle. Hopefully they will enforce some better rules for the visitors soon!
Comment: Hi Barbara. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photo of one of your favorite places with me. I am sorry for the loss that keeps you away from the healing ocean but I know you will find your way back there when the time is right.
Comment: Barbara, thanks for the photo - it DID make me smile. Many years ago, my husband and I went to NO for our honeymoon! We had to stay 50 miles away (my husband hadn't gotten a room in advance!) because there was a convention of 50,000 Baptists in New Orleans! We had a good time - first time there for us both and we have never been back. Glad you had a good time!
Comment: Nice poem--very emotion-filled! I was tricked by the "vibrant colors" at the beginning and was trying to think of a modern abstract painting. But after I saw that it was The Scream, I couldn't believe that I didn't get it. Your poem really fits the painting!
Comment: Thanks a lot for this long and open letter. Funny, I wrote about nearly the same problems: catholic faith and trust in politics (or the lack thereof). How fascinating to read about my own doubts from the perspective from someone else.
Comment: Thanks for your honest goals letter! I'm praying that all goes well in 2014 and every goal is met--especially #5. Once you master that one, everything else will fall into place! Oh-thanks to for the Dr. Seuss notecard! Hugs!
Comment: Oh my goodness.....I just got done weeping a little over Ermas insight and laughing my stolen butt off at "hijacked bodyparts"!!! Swooning over the precise terminology of the mimeograph memories.....yes, thats the word!!! Thank you so much for the smile....lately Ive been blue and crying....see if you have a funny bit about crying...I could use it! All the goodies were wonderful ...youre a real doll....a doll with a sense of humor. You never went to Yosemite??? Naughty girl. People come from all over the globe! Isnt that the way it goes? Cleaver how you covered the envelope in pretty paper I"ll have to remember that. Thank you for the note, for everything gurlfriend! oxo, KiT
Comment: Hi Barbara!
Thanks for the pics! Autumn is very pretty where you live! I like the big "B" and the red sweatshirt! You did a nice job on the magazine cover, too, plus I like the extra pc you slipped in. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks. The flowery and pink items I will pass along as you suggested (both are on my dislikes list), the little calendar will be nice to cut up for atc backgrounds, and the large envies will be helpful for swap. Pretty sure I've taken a train into Union Station 3 or 4 times. Thanks.
Comment: Its amazing how you took the time to read through my profile and pick out such awesome and interesting things for me... One heart is not enough sometimes!!! I cant wait to read the article, try the cookie recipe, love the garfield comics and PC, etc etc... So so thoughtful and I appreciate it tons!!! Hope to swap with you again!
Comment: Hi Barbara!
Thanks for a lovely, eclectic mix of goodies! First, I am CRAZY over the Hypno-Kitty notecard! SOOOO cute...I'm going on the hunt to get more ;+) Cute kitty stickers and a WONDERFUL Cavallini postcard--those are my favorites--so elegant and the colors are just the right touch of vintage. Also loved the joke (it really fits me) and the remote control joke is SO TRUE. I'm just as bad though with the remote. I go NUTS if I can't find it. anyway...loved everything. Many thanks!
Comment: Your matchbox came out very nice. I've just started using fabric on matchboxes too and I really like the way they look. Thanks for all the leaf buttons you put inside. I had just about used all of mine.
Comment: Thank you for the great sticker sheets. I love them all. They are so much nicer than the ones we get here now. Our "Gold Crown" store downtown closed about 2 months ago. And now we only have the one on the mall and I hate going to the mall.
Comment: Loved the clippings thank you. My boyfriend and i particularly liked the internet one. He's a web programmer so spends a lot of time on the web. Was facinating to see how far things had come in such a short time. I must have been surfing the web for over 10 years now - time flies. Thank you very much once again - was really interesting seeing news from another country. xxxx
Comment: Wow..this swap is one of those swaps that makes this whole thing worthwhile. lovely stickers, eeyore, coin purse.. did you happen to send a crystal for this swap? i can't recall if it was from this one or another.. anyway if so, what kind of crystal is it? thanks again! cat
Comment: WOW! You really went above and beyond on this. You deserve a heart for keeping in touch, and for sending so many great items in the journal and all the neat extras. :) **UPDATE, I just wanted to add my additional thanks for your thoughtfulness in writing your journal. I really felt like I was sitting across from you listening to you tell me about your life. Anyone matched with you for future swaps should look forward to a thoughtful and insightful partner. - Heather
Comment: What a nice surprise pkg! The recipes are great---I love breakfast casseroles and didn't have either one of these---I'll have to make one for Father's Day. The cartoons are too funny--and the Bible/reference/clipart is great, I will use it often. Thanks bunches!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful photos! The flowers were lovely. I appreciate the info about Descanso Gardens, too! I will have to make a point of going next time I'm in Southern CA. Thanks again!
Comment: My sister-in-law has introduced me to Tres Leches cake and I have been wanting to make one for her. I also have been wanting to try oil substitutes in baking mixes, so the cupcakes will be perfect! I might even use that for my son's birthday cake.
Comment: all I can say is I'm blowen away..this is the best gift a betty boop fan can ever get,,I'm speakless.thank you so much.If i could give you ten thousand hearts i would..thank you .you made my day..cant wait for you to see yours.hope you like
Response: I found all three of those framed prints at the .99 cents only store -- of all places! I'm so glad they reached you in one piece!
Comment: Thank you very much for the angels. I had a very unpleasant day yesterday, and near the very end of it I opened the envelope from you to find these sweet & serene spirits inside. Thank you, thank you for adding such a nice (and much-needed) note to my yesterday!
Comment: Thank you for a terrific package! One of my cats was up half the night playing with the mice..... and my two youngest sons fought over most of the other items. :-) It was really special. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome photo! I have never been to Philippe's, but have heard about it. I'd love to take a day and go to LA and Hollywood and just shoot the architecture. Thanks again! :)
Comment: Oh my goodness! I wish I could give you more than one heart because this is one of the most amazing packages I have ever seen! I loved everything so much, I don't think I can even choose a favorite! I wish you could have seen my face as I was going through everything. :) Thank you so much. It really made my day.
By the way, I am going to write you a letter back. We have some things in common. :)
Response: Don't give it! It takes practice. Hold it right up in front of your nose; stare at the image for a few seconds, then slowly start to move the card away from your nose. It was hard for me to make it out in the beginning, too!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your experience and for the recipe. I have actually been making that exact recipe for a few years and agree that it is excellent. I didn't have the raspberry syrup part so I will have to try it next time I make it!
Comment: Your photo was fun. It really does look like someone has just ridden way too fast and ended up in the wall!
The additional letter and print out of information about the castle was a great read.
Thankyou for sharing it all with me!
Comment: Still nothing came besides the photos via email. Will change the rating once your snail mail arrives. Updated on 17/07/2008 - All your communication and effort has warrant me to change your ratings. You deserve my heart too even if your resends never reach me. Thanks Barbara!
Response: Hi Josie,
I have re-sent the snail-mail swap today. I hope you get this one! Barbara
Comment: I'm a wee bit embarrassed that I didn't know what "Red Hat" meant. I showed my auntie and she knew and explained it. Its a lovely duck. Thank you.
Response: Was there any additional amount due on postage? I wasn't sure, because I used one of those automated machines to weigh it and "spit" out the postage label. If so, let me know and I'll reimburse you right away.
Comment: Thanks for your card! It's funny because it sort of reminds me of the wildlife I'm missing out on living in the city (we've got like four butterflies here I think and they all hang out in neighborhoods that are too cool for me!). I also love your quote. Great words to live by!
Comment: Hi BF, Thanks for the recipes. I love the one to make a tote bag, I've been meaning to try to make one for a while but I didn't know how to. And thanks for the extra bread recipe, bread is my thing (so French, I guess) and I'll try your recipe this week :)
Comment: Hi, the puzzle you sent me were so great, just came before my holidays, so I take them with me. Thank you for such variety, I cant wait to do some over the cup of tea.
Shame we dont get such books here.
Comment: Thanks for your postcard and book recommendation, Barbara. I hadn't heard of the Hannah Hurnard book, it's not the sort of thing I'd normally read but I'm trying to expand my reading matter so I've added it to my reading list to try. ;o) Many thanks!
Comment: WOW!!!! I love the fun-velope! Everything in the package is just so unique--it was a great pkg to unwrap and everything will be fun to use/play with!LOL Thanks bunches--wish I could give you more hearts!!
Comment: I absolutely loved the journal and all the extras. I am wearing the comfy socks now and I went online and ordered the "The Envelope Mill" at Amazon.com. I will be thinking of you as I plant my flower seeds!! I hope I run into you again in other swaps.
Comment: Thank you so much for the package! Your cat is so cute and fluffy lol I just want to snuggle her. Juliet LOVES those cat nip thingies.. She doesn't eat them (Do cats eat them??) lol but she rolls around like a pig in mud on them.. Plus I think she's found her new favorite toy!
Response: The pellets aren't for eating, just sniffing and getting high (kitty marijuana)! It's called "Fantasia Catnip Pellets", and comes in a large plastic jar, sold by Drs Foster & Smith (mail order company). I'm glad Juliet loves it as much as Mischief does!
Comment: Just three days before getting your postcard, I had a dream about fish swimming through the air, even told the hubby about it--then got this postcard. You should have seen hubby's face when I showed it to him!!!!
Response: It sounds like you tuned in to my chosing that particular postcard (ESP perhaps?).
Comment: Thanks so much for the letter, the info about Gershwin, and the e-mail with the music. He sounds like a very interesting person. Reminds me of the line from Golden Girls when Dorothy thinks she is falling in love with her ex-husband Stan and her mother Sophia says, "Gershwin confused a lot of people Pussycat."
Comment: CLYDEESMOM 4/8/2008 THANKS. WHAT A COOL PACKAGE YOU PUT TOGETHER FOR ME. I ALSO LOVE THE WAY YOU DECORATED THE ENVELOPE. THAT'S SO CLEVER. IT'S OBVIOUS THAT YOU READ MY PROFILE. THERE'S NOTHING MISSING. I NEVER SEEN THE TWISTED WHISKERS NOTEPAD. CUTE! THAT COIN OF LIFE QUOTE IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME. LOL LORRAINE
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I always check my partner's profiles when I'm putting my swaps together. I found the notepad at the .99 cent only store in Pasadena. I'm always looking for swap items at my favorite bargain spots. I have as much fun putting my swaps together as you have in opening your swaps!
Comment: Wow, great package!!! Thanks so much for a piece of my childhood. I loved Bazooka Joe! And the booklet is great! I work with library-Hard- and Software and I can tell you some stories just like in your booklet. *g*
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the book. I am afraid to look up the amount of calories I am eating each day :-P But I started going to the gym--kind of....depends on the night and how busy it is. :)
Comment: Thank you very much! I really enjoy everthing. That letter is the sweetest thing. I enjoy everthing that you gave me. For this swap you deserve a 100%.
Thats what my friends at school call me!
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome info on your favorite tv show and for the little label/stickers
ill be sure to check it out when i can and ill make sure they are only from the 1st and 2nd season!
Comment: Thank you for your card and extras..When you wrap a package, you really wrap package. HA HA. Loved the wrapper..haha And. I do not own a stamp and love this one. I can't wait to try it. Thanks again
Comment: Great images, and thank you for the stamp credits... These are all so neatly done-what ink did you use?
I'll have to look at the ink pads when I get home from vacation this weekend. It was nothing fancy. I used a large foam pad under the cards as I was stamping, to insure that the ink was distributed evenly on the images. I used to have a huge problem with uneven ink distribution on the images in the past, even when I used a brayer to apply the ink to the stamp. With the pad, I have much better results now.
Comment: Great postcard and boy!, it does remind me of the Stepford Wives film! Creepy indeed.
thanks and Happy Holidays. stephanie
p.s. If your interested in joining my new swap called " Holiday Postcards swap U.S.A. only"
Please pass the word around. Thanks.
Comment: Thanks for the nice poem on autumn stationary and also the postcard! Very nice and inspirational! It expresses how I feel quite often these days - with catching fish while on my kayak, while walking the dogs, and while receiving an outpouring of love and fellowship from my friends around the world. I had not read any of her poems in years. Thanks so much for sharing it with me.