Ik heb vandaag je swap gekregen 😍
Dat was nou echt werkelijk Very (Very!) Happy Mail!!!
Dankjewel! Wat veel aandacht en creativiteit zie ik er in!! Ik vind het echt weergaloos... En die mooie envelop/tas waar het inzat met muziekpapier en bloemen.. genaaid ♡ i love it!! En erg veel dank voor extra muziekpapier. . Ben eindelijk begonnen met junkjournals maken dus hier ben ik heel blij mee!
Response: Zo, wow, wat veel liefde!!! Bedankt voor je lieve woorden, ik ben nu ook blij! dat was ik eigenlijk al, want het maken van deze swap was zo leuk! Bedankt voor je enthousiaste rating en het hartje!
Comment: Oh Yay! I was super excited when I saw you were my partner. I was hoping you'd send one of your handsewn envies -- I just love them! We did a private swap ages ago and you sent me some. I'm still hoarding 2 of them for something special because I love them so much. And thanks for all the fun inside stuff too! Fab swap!
Comment: Catherine, these are stunning! So many beautiful layers of silk and lace and sparkly trims...I love each of them, and want to thank you for sending me FOUR of these gorgeous embellishments! Additionally, the wee envelope flip book filled with beautiful old stamps and many other lovely embellishments...you deserve many, many hearts!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and generous swap! I love everything - the envelope (which I will re-use), the tag (currently being used as a bookmark), and the pretty extras! Thank you so very much for the thoughtful swap package!
Response: Those beautiful illustrations where just waiting for the perfect swappartner, so I have to thank you!
Comment: Catherine, I can't explain how much joy you brought into my day today! Thank you sooo much for your adorable swap! I'm very mad at Swapbot that I can give you only 1 heart, as you deserve much more!! How did you like Budapest?
Comment: Thanks so much for two wonderful tags! Love the images you chose as well as the backgrounds on the large tags. The presentation was excellent. Please for next time include a small note stating what swap it is. This one was obvious but some of the 100 day swaps are less so. Thanks!
Comment: You do the most gorgeous work. I really like what you made for me. Putting an image in the window was a good idea. Thanks for being in the swap. Thank you for all the extras, but also for all your extra attention even down to sewing your mailing envelope.
Response: Thank you so much, you make me blush! I love how these swaps invite us to use the given technique, and then give it a personal twist.Thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Firstly, I love The Netherlands. If I was ever able to travel anywhere, it would be there. Secondly, I love the Canada postcard with your note! The bird pages are so cool...I love them! Love your “buggy” paper that enclosed the absolutely awesome mini envies! The prints you used are exactly what I love and you did such a beautiful job! I love the cash note..thank you so much! That’s going right in my collection. All the little bits inside the envelopes were so cool...you have the most wonderful collection...and you used my fave colors. Thank you...this swap really made my day...a million hearts!
Comment: First of all I love the envelope that you sent the swap in and then the glassine booklet was wonderful beyond words. Beautifully done and all the little added extras Love the text pages and that wonderful piece of embellished fabric. Thank you for being a kind and generous partner
Comment: OMG Catherine - first of all, I love the envelope. I got so excited when I saw it in the mailbox :) The felt-backed paper cover is a brilliant idea - it really is sturdy, and doesn't feel like paper at all! And I love all the papers you included. I might just keep it around to flip through and smile at :) Thank you!!!
Comment: Catherine, I'm becoming convinced that everything you create from contemporary pieces to vintage is simply beautiful! Since I often work in a vintage style, sometimes I find it challenging to do more contemporary work. This tag book is GORGEOUS! So many beautiful elements put together so nicely. I'm so glad it's mine ;+) Thank you for always being such a generous partner. And please forgive my late rating! Jet lag and playing catch-up has gotten the best of me!
Comment: These envelopes are just beautiful. Love the fabrics and paper you used.AND the extras you sent were fantastic..the little booklet with glassin envelope and all the other pages and papers. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful supplies and talent!
Response: Thank you so much, you are very kind. I so enjoy making the swaps in this group, and my partners are all so nice. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I wish I could give you a hundred hearts! This folio is a work of art!! Just unwrapping it I knew that this was going to be my favorite birthday gift and it so is! All the little details and inclusions are simply marvelous! Just stunning. Thank you for the wonderful note as well, love hearing about your life! Much love!!
Response: Wow, I can feel all the hearts, such a good vibe! Thank you so much for this great rating, I really loved making this portfolio for you.
Comment: It's beautiful! (All your work is beautiful, Catherine ;+) Thank you for such a lovely tag and the gorgeous charm on top. I also just love the little notecard you created for me! You have a wonderful aesthetic; all your creations are so pleasing to me!
Response: Thank you so much for the compliments, the rating and the heart. I'm having such a wonderful time with these swaps!
Comment: Oh wow, wow, wow. Wat een mooie pocket heb je gemaakt. Echt super schattig. En daarbovenop heb je nog een prachtige shakerlabeltag (hoe noem je zoiets?) gemaakt. Ontroerend mooi en dank je wel.
Response: Heel erg bedankt voor alle lieve woorden en je rating plus hartje!
Comment: Catherine, oh my, where do I begin? Such beautiful little bird embellishments... I just love each one so much! So many sweet layers on each one. And, the presentation of your little works of art is wonderful. Very, very lovely swap! Thank you so very much.
Comment: That was quick. Thank you for inspiring card. A secret garden?! Well definitly the smell of roses would be in the air...a peaceful and quiet place to read a book and get lost in dreams. :) And now have a wonderful weekend.
Comment: Simplly gorgeous!! Everything coordinates so beautifully, even the little bits you included inside the pocket! I hope you got your wide washi - but this turned out perfectly just as is! Thank you!!
Response: Thank you so much for this great rating and the heart! I actually really enjoyed using all those beautiful washi's! This swap was very inspiring and of course in the meantime I received the wide washi's, that I can't stop using!
Comment: Hi again! I knew from the beautifully sewn envelope that this was from you, Catherine. I'm in awe of the beautiful pocket you created! The air mail theme is so pleasing and I love the little tuck-ins you included in the pocket. I'm so glad you're enjoying the group--we are lucky to have you! Thanks, once again, for a beautiful swap.
Response: I know, i can't seem to stop sewing my envies! Thank you again for a great rating. I loved making these pockets, even with the smaller washis. Great way to put them to good use!
Comment: Hi Catherine! I really love your bird tag! All the layering is so lovely and I am fascinated by that tiny little tag you sewed on ;+) Your sewing is perfect and I love the vintage lace on the bottom and the soft strip of frayed fabric for the top. You even decorated the back! This was a really beautiful swap--I loved all the extras; even the envelope was a treat! Thank you so much for everything; it was such a pleasure receiving your work!
Response: Thank you so much for such a great rating and the heart. I am moved by your kind words! I really enjoyed making these tags, your swaps are so inspiring!
Comment: ♥︎♥︎♥︎ I'm speechless! Your letter and envelope are so lovely! I think that your letter is the most beautiful and artistic one I have ever received, and I have received hundreds of letters in my life! I really enjoyed every moment I read your long letter and I really want to write you back! Thank you so so much!
Response: Hi Miia, thank you so much for your kind words and the rating with a heart! I'm so happy you loved it!
Comment: Oh my god, are you kidding me? I am blown away, and ... at a loss for words. You deserve a thousand hearts! I really enjoyed reading about what you like about swapbot, and it's clear to me that you put so much heart into what you send out. Thank you so much! :)
Response: Hi, just wanted to thank you for the great rating and all those hearts! It makes me so happy when I make people happy!
Comment: If I could, I would give you a gazillion hearts all neatly packaged!You envelope was amazing.A beautiful collage of designs and images and stitched to boot! Then to open it up and find all the beautiful packaged items - well it just made my day and inspired me to be more creative. Can't thank you enough for all the thought and time you put into my swap.And now I know someone from the Netherlands.
Comment: Oh my goodness! Catherine, this package was incredible. I am so excited to use the mini-cards, they are exactly my style and taste. I especially loved the sewn embellishments on them. I honestly just can't get over the packaging and adorable note you included. This may be my favorite swap I have received thus far!! Thank you for the extra happy mail! Happy Valentine's Day to you as well! :)
Comment: Catherine, your swap made me speechless once again. Simply wowow!!! I so loved how you packaged everything so beautiful and with love. I look forward to unwrap them day by day now. Thank you so much!!! 1000 hearts for you <3
Response: Hello dear Karina, same here: your swap for me is amazing! Such beautiful packaging. Thank you for the rating and the heart, and for setting up this great swap!
Comment: In one word: WOW! Not only did I receive the prettiest embellishments ever, but Catherine went out of her way to include some extra goodies AND wrap it all in tiny envelopes, inside a flipbook. Wish I could give you two hearts! From the envelope to the extras, it was all done with such care!
Response: Oohhh, I am blushing. Thank you so much for your kind words and the great rating!
Comment: Oh my goodness!! This is the most gorgeous little package! The embellishments are just wonderful, but the liitle booklet and envelope you made for the is just fantastic!! Thank you so much, such a treasure - I feel very blessed!
Response: You are so welcome, I had a great time putting it all together for you. I love watching the videos about making cluster embellishments with vintage materials, they are so inspirational! Thank you for a great rating and the heart!
Comment: Wat leuk om jou papieren boekje te ontvangen met hoop verschillende motiefjes. Geeft mij weer ideetjes voor een andere keer. Bedankt voor het deelnemen aan mijn swap.
Response: Hoi Renate, bedankt voor je geduld. Fijn dat het toch in de smaak viel! Het was heel leuk om te doen en ik hoop dat je het nog een keer doet, met meer inschrijvingen. Bedankt voor de rating en het hartje!
Comment: Dankjewel Catherine, wat een prachtige enveloppen en papiertje! Je hebt me zo blij gemaakt. Doe het rustig aan en volg je lijf. In de dagen naar midwinter wil mijn lijf altijd alleen maar vertragen. 💕
Response: Hoi Ciska, fijn dat ik je blij heb gemaakt. Vertragen is inderdaad het toverwoord. Bedankt voor de fijne rating en het hartje!
Comment: Wow! This is so, so awesome! I love it! I also like your envelope you made. I see it has a poem printed on the paper on the inside. Inquiring minds need to know! LOL! I'm going to try to get it translated on the internet. Ah, a beautiful gift with a challenge :) Thank you so much!
Response: So sorry, I don't remember what was written inside...I'm gald you liked the swap. it was fun to make as well. Thank you for the great rating and th heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely mail. I love opening up mail that has been put together with such care :D Both flavors look delicious and we are headed into freezing temps so I will be so happy to have tea.
Response: Thank you, that is so sweet of you to say! Good luck with all the cold, it is a very warm december for us so far! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the gorgeous package!!! I absolutely am in love with all the stickers! They are adorable!!!!! Nothing like I can find here! Your packaging is so nice, and wow!!! The rubber stamps are amazing!!! I can’t wait to use them!! Like all your swaps, I wish I could give you 100 hearts!! You are so sweet, and I’m truly thankful!!! xoxo
Response: Hi Susie, thank you for your kind words and the great rating. It is Always a pleasure to make swaps for you. I'm glad you liked the items. Take care and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hello Catherine and thank you for a wonderful swap. I just love the envelope, it is beautiful with the great details! Thanks too for the very thoughtful enclosures, they will be so useful in the making of my Christmas cards. Thanks again, this is a great swap :o) Oh and Merry Christmas! tmas!
Response: Hi, thank you for the great rating and your kind words.I'm glad it got there so fast! Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: What a totally wonderful package of goodies - thank you so much! I absolutely love it!! The rabbit decoration you made is just perfect! It's all wonderful thank you!!! I'd give you loads of hearts if I could!
Response: Yay, I am glad it got there so fast! Are byou waiting for Christmas to open? Anyway, thank you for the rating and the heart, I really hope you will like the contents!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous washi tape! You've been so generous sending so many rolls and I love them all!
Response: Hi There, Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I am glad it got there safe and fast! I try to be generous whenever I can! If you want, I think i can get my hands on purple and yellow washi too!
Comment: Catherine, thank you for the great postcard. It seems strange to me that you can drive to another country in 2 1-2 hours. I guess it is like going from state to state here. Shirley
Response: Yes, I guess it is! Belgium and Fance are relatively close too! Can you imagine when all those countries had different currencies and we had to stop for customs at vevry border too? Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Dear Catherine, thank you so much for your beautiful swap! I loved the envelope and all of the beautiful goodies you sent. I also loved to learn more about yourself, your country and language! It's been wonderful to receive your swap, thanks again and happy swapping!
Response: You are so welcome! thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Lieve Roosje, wat heb jij mij vanmiddag blij gemaakt met deze mooie swap. Alles zat zo mooi inelkaar en maakte me gewoon zo happy😊De mooie envelop de papiertjes, de washisamples de die-cuts, eigenlijk alles! IK ga alles zeker gebruiken. En herken me inderdaad ook in de tutorials kijken, daar haal ik ook heel veel inspiratie uit. Heel erg bedankt!
Response: Hey, dat is snel zeg! Heel fijn zo'n Nederlandse swappartner! bedankt voor je lieve woorden en de super fijne rating! Fijn dat ik je hier blij mee mocht maken, het is heel graag gedaan!
Comment: Wow, dankjewel meis, wat een prachtige swap!!! Mijn man appte me al op het werk: je hebt de mooiste post ooit! De envelop is al geweldig en ook de postzegels daarop zijn gaaf. En dan nog die mooie zegels van je moeder, ik voel me vereerd dat je ze met mij wilt delen! Ja, dat spelen met scraps vind ik ook superleuk, ook om samen met mijn meiden te doen, is al veel te lang geleden! Je heerlijke brief in ook weer een mooie vlop, sprookjeszegels uit Duitsland en nog een artsy-vlop... yup, je hebt me verwend! Superbedankt voor een happy mailday!!! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Wow, wat een fijne rating zeg! echt een opkikker! Ik heb met veel plezier deze swap voor je gemaakt. Bedankt voor het hosten, de rating en het hartje!
Comment: Hello again! Thank you for the items you sent to me. I loved reading your card. Your Halloween festivities sound wonderful. It's great how the neighborhood gathers together. We don't have anyrhing like that in my city. There aren't many children in our neighborhood. We don't even have any trick or treaters. I love dressing up in costume though. Last year I dressed as a bumble bee at work. So much fun! 💜
Response: Thank you for your kind words and a great rating!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and so many pretty goodies! I especially loved the foiled diecuts and clear treat bags with cute designs! Good idea of stitching the envelope. Thank you for sending everything as per my profile.
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad it reached you safely. Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: It is always amazing to receive your gorgeous mail art and swaps!! I couldn’t believe it when I opened my mailbox today!! What a beautiful envelope and stamps. One of the mail clerks even asked me about it when I bought stamps today!— they know me and my mail! Thank you for your note and all the goodies you sent. That postcard is so awesome. Dogs and glitter, can’t beat that. And a poodle envelope!!! A white poodle! (I have 2!) - and the incredible Patti Smith is on the back. Doesn’t really get better than that!!! Thank you so much for joining the swap. It is always wonderful to hear from you and I am grateful!!!!! XOXO Have a great night! : )
Response: Oh my, what a joy to make a swap for you! That little poodle is always in the back of my mind, floating around. It makes me happy, and inspires me! I had so much fun using a touristic atlas (those pics!) and add some beautiful stamps. I am so glad you liked it. I've neven read anything by Patti Smith but I think I should...Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Wat een leuke swap Roosje! Ben er erg blij mee. wat een leuk doosje om te vouwen!Mooie kaartjes, papier, vind alles erg leuk. En ik vind de envelop zo leuk, hoe heb je dat gedaan. Gewoon papier en dan naaien?
Response: Hoi Hoi, bedankt voor de rating, het hartje en je vriendelijke woorden! Ik moest zo lachen toen ik zag dat ik een Nederlandse swappartner had! Dat zag ik dus pas toen ik het adres ging checken! Blij dat de swap je bevalt, dat weet je maar nooit met zoiets! Fijn weekend voor jou!
Comment: thank you for the wonderful postcard! at the beginning I was a little afraid of signing up for this swap, because I expected a regular traditional costume card [I rather signed up for sending], but this card is so awesome, I love the modern and fresh design, a real treasure!
Response: Thank you for the great rating! I am so glad you liked it, it seemed like the perfect match after reading your profile. And I really loved it myself, as well!
Comment: I ADORE the envies you made for me, have never had any sewn before and the paper and pics you chose for them are perfect!!! The only problem is I like them so well I probably will be stingy and keep them for myself instead of mailing them out! lol! Thanks So much!!! I would give you 10 hearts if I could.
Response: You are so sweet! Thank you for the great rating and the heart. I'm always up for a private swap if you want more envies?
Comment: Your envelopes are perfect! I love the envelope that you mailed in also. The images that you found in your book are awesome; I am jealous that you found such a book. Why can't I come across those? LOL! Thank you for the extra tidbits. :)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! And thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Oh my let start with the pretty Envie, it made my day so much better and for all the lovely goodies and FYI Donald Duck is my Favorite!! If you ever want to swap again just shoot me a PM. Thank you again! 💕💕💕💕
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the hearts!
Comment: WOW what a smashing awesome piece of mail! Lucky me! I love every bit of your heartwarming envelope. Thank you so much! Still can't believe it...wow...and now have a wonderful weekend with lots of lovely mail that makes you smile!
Response: You are very welcome, it was fun to do! I recently reorganised my vintage stuff, which means I actualy use it instead of hoarding it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: WOW!! I absolutely LOVED the flipbook you made for me!! It is gorgeous and made my day, along with everything you sent me with it!! I wish I could give you 10 hearts, because it is just so amazing!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You are so welcome, I really love making PL! Thank you so much for your kind words, the rating and the heart!
Comment: * gasp * Those envies are AMAZING! I love your creativity and how you think outside of the box - I never received such envelopes in the past but (again) I will copie your idea of sewing them! :D The magazin pages are so beautiful and I even like the colorful threads you used. You are a real paper artist! :) And there was NO need to send me more stuff for our last swap! :D Thank you SO much for the fantastic envelopes, the ideas and the extras! ♥♥♥♥
Comment: I have to say, your mini Pocket Letter is one of the most beautiful I received since I started to swap them! I can see in every detail that you put love and lots of efford into it and you clearly made this one profile based. I can`t thank you enough for this beautiful piece of artsy craft and all the goodies! When you sent me the message about your mistake, I was worried about what I will receive... :D But there is absolute no need to send more pocket fillers - you put so much in the two pockets, I could fill all three with it! I am looking forward to swap with you again (perhaps in a privat swap... ;) ) and I have to be honest... I will copy the idea for the sewing - that is just ingenious! Thank you very much for this wonderful swap-experience... :)
Response: Oh my, I am blushing. You are amazing, thank you so much for such a wonderful rating! I am sending you a pm!
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke swap.
Ik heb wel al enkele keren een Nederlandse swappartner gehad om naar te sturen. Maar Nederland heeft meer deelnemers dan België ( en is ook groter 😁) dus het moet inderdaad lukken dat je een Belgische partner hebt. Bedankt en nog veel swapplezier.
Response: Hoi Shana, bedankt voor de rating en het hartje!
Comment: Catherine - Thank you so much for such an amazing (truly amazing) package. I wish I could give you 5,000 hearts for this. The vintage take on this swap was just incredible and I loved the letter you incorporated into this. Thank you, thank you, thank you! xoxo
Response: Sorry, I am late with this! I had such a great time working on your swap, so I'm thrilled that liked it so much! Thank you for the great rating and the heart(s)!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful cat postcard and other nice goodies. When a cat shows you his/her sympathy, you always feel special. My 'go to' person is my brother. I also often 'transfer' my problems and thoughts to paper or to my blog. Thanks for the enocuragment ;) ~ Agnieszka
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for your kind words, the rating and the heart. That makes me feel special too!
Comment: lol It never fails that when someone asks if I rcvd the swap and I say no it comes the next day. lol Yes, I got your beautiful card. And I love that stamp. It looks like tulips maybe. I know I was lucky enough to rcvd that stamp one other time too. So very pretty. Love the scalloped edges. Thank you so much.! Happy SpRinG! x
Response: Hi Miss Kitty, it never fails! Thank you for the postcard and the great rating!
Comment: Oh my Gosh. Thank you for the most beautiful envelope i have seem, everything you sent was perfect and beautiful xx i would give you so many more hearts if i could, you made me very happy today
Response: You are so kind, glad to have made you smiled! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Hoi Catherine, dank je wel voor je leuke mailbox kaart! Ik herken hem wel, maar waar vandaan? Is het een Hema kaart toevallig? Ik heb hem in ieder geval nog niet eerder gehad en hij gaat pronken op mijn kaartenrek. Dank je wel!
Comment: Wow! This is an incredible package filled with fantastic art! I adore your mail, it is always a lesson and full of stuff I want to recreate!! The bookmark is incredible. Did you make it? I love, love, love it and all other goodies!! Thank you so much Catherine, cannot wait to make new swaps with you (and looking forward to do the boiled paper one) :) ♥♥
Response: You are so kind, thank you so much for your rating. I am glad it arrived safely! I did make the bookmark myself, every once in a while I have an 'embroidery' craving! I had fun with this swap for you, glad you liked it!
Comment: Many thanks for the awesome handmade mail art b/w envelope with the accent color teal from my favorites. Thank you also for the pretty goodies you enclosed and last but not least your kind letter. It was a pleasure to be your swap partner.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the great rating! Making this swap was a lot of fun, I Always enjoy the process of making new envies. So glad you liked it!
Comment: Oh my my my my....what an incredible swap......wow I love your gel print work!!! and all the goodies..... just how many hearts can I give????? Zillions for this..... Thank you so very very much.
Response: Thank you so much for this great rating!I just love to use my Gelli Plate!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mail art :)! I love the envelope and the ephemera youâ€™ve used. And thank you also for the ephemera inside the envie, everything is so lovely and will go into use for sure. Thanks for making my day!
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I love to use birds in my artwork. Thank you for a great rating!
Comment: Received the used stamp chain card #9 today, in your beautiful envelope. I think I might recycle it and send it to the next person along with your card so the person who actually owns the PC will know who it all went to.
Comment: Oh my gosh thank you sooooo much!!! I absolutely loved your letter and litte envelope flipbook type presentation was amazing you even used awesome neon colours!!! And thank you sooo much for not writing with joined writing! Would you like to be penpals?
Response: You are welcome, glad you liked it. of course, I would love to be penplals! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for this enchanting forest creature card and lovely wishes -- that Ferber quote is a great reminder :) Also, thank you so, so, SO very much for your totally unexpected, gorgeous Flow Magazine-themed envelope of happy mail goodness!! â™¥â™¥â™¥ The envelope itself is a work of art (I love that image of Kahlo and Rivera in the studio), and I felt like I was opening a present. I relished your sharing your favorites about Flow and your daily life in your lovely font-like handwriting; thank you also for the adorable Jetoy card and beautiful vintage angel stamps (they remind me of Renaissance art and The Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album :) Thank you for bringing such joy to my day and mailbox!
Response: You make me so happy, too! Thanks for this wonderful comment and the great rating. Swapping can be such a joy, when you find amazing partners like you!
Comment: SQUEAL! Was so excited to see this in the mailbox and knew what it was. These are AMAZING -- could not be happier! WHERE do you get all these amazing pages?? Love it! Yours should be there soon!! Thank you so much!
Response: Yay! So glad it you got it! Thanks for the reat rating and the heart! Most of the pages are from Flow and Flow Book for paper lOvers!
Comment: OMG.. ðŸ˜ all I can say is beautiful!! this is actually that best happy mail I have received so far! It is a great idea and it was presented so well.. I must say I might have to use your set up for one or two of my swaps ðŸ¤“Thank you soo much
Response: Hi, thnak you so much for your great comment, the rating and the heart! Autumn inspired me, glad you liked it! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope (I love your flower idea!!!!) and the goodies you sent. Always a treat to receive mail from you!! (This just arrived today! I got another envelope from a friend in the Netherlands today from March 2016!!! Isn't that crazy!!! In perfect shape!!)
Response: You are welcome, I'm glad you received it. What is hapening with mail from the Netherlands?
Comment: Hi Catherine, wat een gave envies heb jij gemaakt en heerlijke thee erbij! Het hele pakket was gewoon geweldig. Super blij mee. Zit jij op IG? Kunnen we elkaar volgen. Mijn account kan je vinden op mijn profielpagina
Response: Hoi, bedankt voor je enthousiaste reactie! En de rating en het hartje. Het was heel leuk om te doen!
Comment: WoW, wat was het fantastisch leuk om dit pakketje uit te pakken!!! Je hebt er echt veel werk van gemaakt, dus eigenlijk verdien je zoveel meer dan een â¤ï¸! Hopelijk komen er nog veel meer van dit soort swaps in de groep ðŸ˜€ Heel erg bedankt in ieder geval voor alle leuke vakantieherinneringen. Ik heb nu alweer zin om een nieuwe reis te plannen ðŸ˜ Fijn weekend nog!
Response: Hoi Rian, hartelijk dank voor de mooie complimenten, je rating en het hartje. Ik hoop ook dat er meer van zulke swaps komen, het was erg leuk om te doen!
Comment: What a great envelope and note card!! : ) Oh and the teas smelled so good when I opened it! Sounds like you had a busy and productive day - mixed with fun!! I love the poodle cut out and dogs too - thank you so much!!!! xoxo
Response: Hi Susie, thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! I am glad you liked my swap.
Comment: Catherine, wat heb ik ontzettend genoten van jouw brief, de geweldige envelop, en de goodies die ik tussen de brief vond, zo creatief! Ik ben heeel erg jaloers, wat gaaf, een rondreis door Amerika, heel veel plezier toegewenst!!
Response: Bedankt nog, we hebben inderdaad een fantastische vakantie gehad. Bedankt voor de rating en het hartje!
Comment: What can I possibly say that will do justice to the most beautiful piece of mail art that I've ever received. It's a mini work of art. I loved the sewing on it, oh!,..and those small sewed on circles, just genius! The heart, those little pieces of ephemera were just perfection. You're an artistic Mozart and I feel so lucky to have gotten you as my partner. I love the whole package and the letter just made my day. You made this swap extra-special and I can't thank you enough. â£ï¸ðŸ’ŒðŸŒ™âï¸âœ¨ðŸŒŸðŸ’—ðŸ’–ðŸŒ»
Response: Wow, what an amazing compiment! I am so glad you liked my swap so much. Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Dear Catherine, I can not find words to thank you for the dedication you put into each swap you send, I have loved the letter sets and the notecard with everything you tell me about you ... I have saved your address very well to send you a small letter about me .. . thank you very much with all my heart...
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked it so much! Thank you very much for ths great rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you very much for the exquisite selection of tea you sent me, the beautiful die cuts, and your nice and intereseting letter... and the tags, the envelope, in short, everything is incredibly cute and I care ... thank you very much for the dedication ! Greetings from Chile!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for an amazing swap. I loved everything about it. From the awesome envelope covered and birds to the sleeve that was soon so well. I love the bird that you cut out and so the little pattern in the middle of it. I wish I could give you more than one heart
Response: You are so welcome, thnak you so much for this amazing rating!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome notecard ðŸ˜Š The museum sounds very interesting and fun. That's so cool that you got to go to the workshop as well. I went to the Dali museum in St. Pete and had a great time. They had a new Chillida sculpture exhibit that was very interesting and the Dalis never get old. You always see something new. Have a great weekend, Nathan
Response: Thanks for sharing, Nathan, and for the great rating and comments, too!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful two-sided MB PC! I often do mine with food labels and ephemera scraps, but I love what you've done with painted and gelli scraps & tapes & sewing! Thanks for the inspiration :D
Response: Thanks for your kind words, the rating and the heart! I hope to 'meet 'one of your postcards some day!
Comment: Wow...What a stunning surprise in my letterbox.whooppppp.you really made me speechles. What a heartwarming piece of mail. THANK YOU! I simply love it. The envelop.wow.the spring note..the gifts.wow. I hope you also find exquisite things soon...in other words have splendid Eastern. Huge bright smiles, Joana
Response: Wow, that was quick to arrive! Glad you liked! Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Hoi Catherine, zojuist bracht de postbode een in plastic verpakt poststuk; ik schrok ervan. Inderdaad een kaartje over een beschadiging, maar meer dan een klein scheurtje kon ik niet ontdekken gelukkig! Ik denk dat ze in verwarring waren over je originele enveloppe! Ha ha ha! Wat een ontzettend mooie dingen heb je me gestuurd, daar ga ik heerlijk van genieten. Bedankt dat je met mij wilde swappen. Veel groetjes, Marlies
Response: Hey, dat is vervelend zeg. Mijn enveloppen zorgen vaker voor verwarring, maar wel jammer als ze beschadigen. Gelukkig was de inhoud intact?! Dank je wel voor deze swap, en de rating met een hartje!
Comment: Anneloes was zo blij verrast met jouw prachtige enveloppen, dank je wel daarvoor. Ze wacht met smart op de baby, uitgerekende datum was 31 maart. Ondertussen vermaakt ze zich met schilderen en kleine naaiwerkjes. En nu dus met deze prachtige voorbeelden om zelf enveloppen te naaien. Ze vindt het ook heel leuk dat wij op deze manier geswapt hebben. Ik ook.
Response: Sorry, beetje late reactie! Bedankt voor je rating en het hartje! Hoe gaat het met Anneloes? Bedankt nog voor het organiseren van deze swap!
Comment: Thank you for a fantastic swap :) I just adore your handmade envelope--I really need to give sewing a try in combination with paper--it looks wonderful! The sticker sheets were all lovely, top quality, and I very much appreciate and will use all of the extras. I absolutely adore all of the forest creatures, and am excited to try more rub-ons. Some of these little beauties have already provided inspiration for one of my next pocket letters. :) Thank you again for a thoughtful and generous packet of very happy mail. â™¥
Response: I'm so glad you got it and that you like it. This was a fun swap! Thank you for the great rating and the heart, and safe travels!
Comment: WowWOWwOW, heb je ons horen juichen? Wat een geweldige envelop. Heel voorzichtig opengemaakt en adem ingehouden bij het tevoorschijn halen van de inhoud. Prachtig! Het kaartje met de quote ga ik in mijn portemonnaie stoppen, dan heb ik het altijd bij me. Wat voel ik me een geluksvogel dat ik jouw partner was voor deze swap. Dank je wel. â¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œðŸ’–â¤ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’œ
Response: Wow, wat leuk dat jullie zo enthousiast zijn over mijn envelop! Heerlijk, ik loop met een big smile rond! Bedankt voor de rating en de hartjes!
Comment: I always love receiving Jip and Janneke postcards! Thank you so much! I didn't have access to Jip and Janneke as a kid. I was introduced to them via a postcrosser who sent me three lovely postcards in an envelope several years ago. It was "love at first sight."
Response: Those a very special illustrations that hold fond memories for me. The original ones where black and white! Thanks for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Dank dank dank je wellll!!!! Ik had al gezien dat jij mn partner was!!! Wat een geluk!!! Sorry t was gister laat geworden dus ik rate je nu pas en lan je geen fijne valenrijn meer wensen. Maar ik wens je een hele fijne week!!! En echt bedankt!
Response: Graag gedaan, bedankt voor de rating en het hartje!
Comment: Many hearts to you on your beautiful card. Thanks for all the work you put into the card. Everything was intact on arrival! Thanks for adding the sparkle! I like the quote you wrote on the card .
Response: Thank you for the great rating and your kind comments too!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Dick Bruna illustration of a reading girl -- I'm putting her on my mood board :) -- and for sharing your favorite childhood book with me, Catherine :) I hope to be able to at least one day look at the pictures of Pluk van de Petteflet! Take care :)
Response: Oh, so glad you liked it! Thank you for the great rating and your kind comments too! Just wanted to let you know that Dick Bruna died in his sleep last night at the age of 89 years...
Comment: Wowwie! Wat een geweldig pakket heb je me gestuurd! Echt super, hoor! Eigenlijk wel heel veel meer dan nodig was. Maar heel erg mooie papiertjes enzo. 'k Ben er echt super blij mee, want het is gewoon een fantastisch cadeau, wat je me gestuurd hebt! Heeeel veel hartjes voor jou! En natuurlijk ook de beste wensen voor in 2017! Dat we vaker een 'swap' mogen delen in het nieuwe jaar :-D Liefs - Ellen P.S. De envelop is ook gewoon geweldig! :-)
Comment: This is such a great card! Reminds of a Christmas storybook my daughter had when she was little -- all about how the wild animals celebrated Christmas. Lovely memories reading that! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much! I was just able to settle in and read your lovely letter. I'm so glad you are my partner. *** I can't get over how wonderful each package is that you have sent me, so beautiful and inspiring! I am so very grateful <3
Response: Thank you so much for the rating! I am so glad this swap deadline was extended! I still have 3 or 4 mailings to send!
Comment: Wow wow wow! You totally blew me away with your creative happy mail! Thank you so much for putting so much effort into this swap and making me feel so special â¤. I'm sending you big hugs for Christmas!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank yuo for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Ik ben in deze drukke dagen, naast het bezorgen van post, ook sorteerder en ik had je mooie envelop 's morgens vroeg al gezien. Maar ik heb hem netjes laten bezorgen. Na het uitpakken wilde ik het eigenlijk niet verder uitpakken, zÃ³ mooi. Ik ben er helemaal verlegen mee. Ik ben nog steeds aan het genieten, dank je wel!!!!
Response: Hoi Uiltje, bedankt voor het compliment: recht in mijn hart! Dank je wel! Veel sterkte met de drukte en daarna genieten van een paar welverdiende kerstdagen!
Comment: Oh wow! I never thought of mailing a card in a baggie! The mailperson was quite excited about it. Thank you for the lovely card and letter. I enjoyed reading about your beautiful childhood memories!
Response: Thanks for your kind words, the rating and the heart. I just love see-through things!
You know that I loved EVERY SINGLE piece of paper that you sent me. Your beautiful envelopes contained such interesting things and I could tell that you worked very hard on putting everything together.
I sincerely thank you for EVERYTHING!
Comment: Thank you so much Catherine for your wonderful package!! The chocolate looks so yummy and I will take my time to enjoy it!! Also thank you very much for the choclates for my kids - those are so neat and I decided to surprise them on Sinterklaas from youðŸ˜Š Thank you for swapping with me and all the best!!
Comment: Dear Roosje, thank you so much for sharing one of your favourite chocolates with me! It's sooo delicious! Already 1/2 gone! It's impossible to stop! Thank you also for the cute bird themed extras! Hartelijk dank! :)
Response: You are welcome! It is good, isn't it? Thank you for the rating and the extras!
Comment: Wow! I feel like I won the interesting bits sweepstakes! I would have been delighted to receive just the fabulous envelope, let alone all the wonderful things inside!! I just love it, thank you so much. Your little envelopes and tags are so lovely, such a beautiful presentation. Sorry to gush :-) I just really appreciate you putting such a fantastic swap together for me!!! It will take me awhile to enjoy each piece, but oh my goodness the little note about I am a mermaid and a spy and I love Max, Mickey Mouse, and the moon :-)
Response: Wow, I'm so happy you appreciate my swap so much! It was so much fun to put together and relive some holiday memories! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: What a great envelope and contents were just awesome! Just seeing the pretty envelope in the mailbox made my day better. Especially enjoyed the cards you included. Thank-you so much!
Response: You are welcome, this was fun! Thanks for all the hearts and your rating!
Comment: Oh my goodness..Thank you sooo much for my first pocket letter and ofcourse your wonderful letter. I will be writing soon. You totally made my day. I wish I could give you more hearts. Hope your having a WONDERFUL day.
Response: Your response made my day wonderful! Thanks for the heart and the rating! This was just a small pocket letter, a normal one has 9 pockets. Just to give you an idea!
Comment: Hi Roosje, that was a really wonderful letter, starting with the envelope and the creativity with the pockets inside :) I love chocolate (cake) ;-) no worries about conversion I have a scale that takes both & I know approximately most of the measurements - I am cooking German dishes from time to time, so I need to know! ;) Will write asap.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart, so glad you liked it all. The recipe is very simple, but really good. I hope you will make it some day!
Comment: Pakketdienst aan de deur? Ik had niets besteld! Wat was ik blij met je prachtige pakket, ik werd er steeds stiller van. Je kunt er echt zien dat je het met plezier hebt gemaakt. Dank voor de kaarten, al het lekkers, de stickers (ze zijn echt leuk) en verdere knutsel-ideetjes. O ja, en de quote van Monty Python!
Morgen ga ik er opnieuw naar kijken............
Response: Heel erg bedankt voor je rating en het hartje. Wat fijn dat je er zo blij mee bent! Ik heb er inderdaad veel plezier aan gehad!
Comment: I have to say, this is BY FAR the *prettiest* swap packaging and stationary I've ever received! I was so excited to get your envie and read about you and where you live! The teas all look amazing, and I am so excited to get to try them all!! <3
Response: Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! It was such a fun swap to make! Enjoy the teas and thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Hi Catherine!!! I hope you're not tired of sending to be this month! I received your beautiful swap and I adore it! You are so creative and artistic. It's just beautiful. I love dachshunds too - any and all dogs make me happy!!!! I'll write you a note back since you had to write me twice!!! Thank you for the beautiful letter set and tags. Everything looks so nice together. A feast for my eyes!!! : )
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, I had a lot of fun preparing this swap for you, it makes me happy to create something I know will be appreciated! Thanks for the rating and another heart! Looking forward to your letter.
Comment: Thank you so much for this incredible swap!! Even the ladies at my post office asked about it!! What a beautiful way to package it! I can't wait to try the teas! Your note was lovely!!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed such a nice trip (besides the bad wifi and grumpy hotel manager, ha ha!!) - thank you for sharing with me!!!! Hope your weekend is great!!!! xxxxxxxx
Response: Thank you so much for the rating, the heart and your kind words! It was nice to brighten your day!
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful letter and the cute extra things you sent! It is all so creative and artistic! I will definitely write you back. How fun to have a pen pal from the Netherlands! :)
Response: Hi, thank you fort he rating and the heart and the kind words! I am looking forward to your letter!
Comment: Oh WOW - how awesome is this envelope that you have made? I almost didn't want to open it - what a neat idea to sew it! Thank you for the thought you put into the surprises inside, I love the stationery bits, tea and awesome labels :) Thanks again and enjoy your travels!
Response: Thank you for the wonderful words, and the rating too!
Comment: Ohhhhh, dankjwel voor je geweldige mixed media envelope. Ik moet ook echt mijn naaimachine weer eens tevoorschijn halen en dit sort dingen proberen. Ik vond hem prachtig! Dankjewel ook voor alle goodies. Heerlijke post! Fijne avond!
Comment: WOW! Thank you so so so much for your wonderful beautiful envelope full of lovely surprises! When I saw your envelope in our mailbox, I couldn't believe my eyes! Really! I think that it's the most beautiful envelope I have ever received! ðŸ’• Thank you so much, you deserve hundred hearts!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! it was a fun swap to make! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Wow, thank you so much!!! I adore your handmade envelopes, I can't wait to surprise a penpal of mine with a letter in one of those. Your whole parcel was so personal and lovely. You definitely made my day!
Response: I am glad to hear that! Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: I do love tulips and love seeing them in a large area. In downtown DC they have large patches filled with tulips and they are just breathtaking. I would love to the fields of them in Netherlands as they must be absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the beautiful PC and I hope you're having a great week ~~
Response: Thank you so much for your kind message and the rating with a heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely swap. The envelope was amazing and you put so much time and effort into the pocket letter - I absolutely loved it. You put a big smile on my face today. Thanks again and Happy Swapping!
Response: You are so welcome. thank you for your kind message, the rating and the heart. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Happy mail does not come close!! My daughter and I locked ourselves away to open the package- it was amazing!! Thank you so much. We'd love to do more swaps with you. Did you make the doll? Ella is beside herself. She'd love to write to your daughter. Just amazing. Can only give one heart but would gladly give many more:)
Response: thank you so much for the rating, I'm glad it reached you safely. The doll was made by me with a vintage embroidered table cloth. I think Lola would love to have an English pen pal!
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely swap! I love the envelope you made - the stitching and coloring is just gorgeous. I also appreciate the extra print. I will definitely put it to good use - maybe in my DLP binder. :) Thank you!
Response: Thanks for your kind words, the rating and the heart!
Comment: I love everything about this swap! Thank you so, so much for all the time and love you put into putting this together for me.
I deeply apologize about the delay in posting your rating. ):
I will definitely reply to your letters xx
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I will be happy to hear from you!
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for this incredible mail. I don't even know where to begin. The mailing envelope was amazing! I've never seen anything like it, with the clear back and the stitched sides - so cool. Your letter was sweet and all the mail and travel-themed goodies are amazing. Everything was beautifully presented and absolutely perfect. I'm in awe. Thanks again!
Response: ....blushing....thanks for your kind words, I was happy to make this swap for you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card which is so much more than a card - with two lovely pockets and a wonderful envie. I also liked the use of the sewing machine to make the card and envie. Sorry for the late rating - I marked you off on my records as having rated you but I must have messed it up :(
Response: I am glad you liked my swap! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Catherine, what a lovely swap to receive. The theme is very suiting and adorable. The girls in my office are swooning over it, lol. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this. Have a good Valentine's Day:) OMG, and I just found the vintage picture. Thank you!!!!!
Comment: Catherine, your lovely letter slipped into the wrong pile and I just found it. Hope you're doiing well and your son too. Did you do anything special for your birthday. My sister is visiting for about a week but will try and get this answered this week or next, Don't know where the time goes - I always seem to be one step behind. Take care and I will get a letteer off to you. Chris crispycritter
Response: I'm glad it reached you anyway! Thanks for your rating and I'm looking forward to your letter!
Comment: Your swap made me SO happy!!!! The envelope alone was fantastic - then I opened it to get your lovely note, teas, stickers and paper - WOW!!! Good luck teaching the felting class too! I am so glad you were my partner!! xoxo
Response: It was so much fun to do and of course I'm happy you liked it! Thanks for your kind comment and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap, I love what you did with the envelope, you are very talented! I loved all the little bits inside :D I received your letter a few days before thank you for that as well, it was as equally awesome! I will send a reply soon x
Response: Hi, thanks for your kind words...I just love making envelopes, glad you liked it! It will be fun to hear from you!
Comment: I was so excited to see that I had a partner from Holland! I love to hear about the traditions from other countries! I love that you spend time with extended family but also spend time at home, reading and relaxing no less. Two of my favorite things to do! Thank you so much for sharing your traditions! And thank you for the awesome tea selection and the beautiful stickers! And thank you as well for sending in such a wonderful card with those beautiful stamps on the envie and the beautiful ones inside! Too bad they can only be used in Holland! I appreciate you sharing them with me! I wish I could give you 100 hearts!!!
Response: You are so so welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart! This was a fun swap!
Comment: Loved your card! I too miss getting cards, postcards, letters in the mail. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the letter :) You need to teach a workshop on hand writing...you have the best handwriting. Have a HAPPY 2016!! Happy Swapping
Comment: What a great folded letter! The cigar labels are amazing - I have never seen any of the ones you sent and I'm so excited to have them, thank you!! I hope Sinterklaas was good to you and your family. Happy New Year!
Response: I am glad you liked the swap! We used to have a cigar factory nearby...Sinterklaas was good, now to get ready for Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter! It was really interesting to read about sinterklaas, what a fabulous tradition. Thank you for the stickers-so pretty, just my style. You have no idea how excited I am to go home, stick the kettle on and brew up the tea you sent me, I have never seen that one before and it smell amazing! I really appreciate that you obviously took a look at my profile and picked out things you thought I would like, you got me spot on ;)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words...that mail was so fast! Hope you enjoyed he tea. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for a beautiful swap. The envie is just gorgeous. Thanks also for the zine! I only have one tiny advice for you: if you're sending late again (even one day) just tell your partner to avoid being rated a 3 someday! Happy swapping to you and thank you again!
Response: Thank you for the rating, the heart and the advice.I will try to do better...
Comment: Thank you for your letter! What a great idea to use a book page like that. I will go and translate the book texts too (my ways of having fun are a bit weird sometimes). Very nice to swap with you :)
Response: Thank you for the rating, I am happy you liked the swap. If you need help translating, let me know!
Comment: What a delightful and creative envelope you sent and it was definately an " open when happy" one. Thank you so much for such a delightful swap. It came at the right time to "make me happy". My mom commented to me on how talented you are.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and your mothers compliments.It was a fun swap to create! happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing pocket letter! It's so beautiful and I feel very happy that I was your partner for this swap! If it was possible I would give you a hundred hearts for this swap! Besides how the pocket letter looks as a whole I also liked the little things you filled the pockets with. Really, thank you so much!
Comment: Ohmigoodness I get so excited when I see you're my partner! You outdo yourself every single time! Even your envies are works of art! Thank you so much, dear - it's been a dreary, rainy week here and this brought so much sunshine to my day! :)
Comment: This was a truly lovely swap. I was sad to open the envelope - it was so pretty and I didn't want to hurt it. I could definitely tell that you're inspired by Rae and Roben - the stitching on your envelopes was gorgeous. Thank you very much!
Comment: Thank you so much for a perfect swap! Roosje, it was just so much fun exploring your envelope. It always is, but I loved your great folder with all the surprises inside. Thank you. Have a wonderful month July and enjoy summer!! Kirsten
Comment: Ooh I just loved all the bits and pieces you've collected recently! One of my absolute favorite things to swap is just little bits of everyday life. I'm so glad to see other people like that too! (And yes, I'd love to swap PL with you! I'll msg you.) Thank you!!!
Comment: Dear Catherine! Thanks for all wonderful ephemera, especially the nice cards from your mom's collection! :) I loved the sewed envelope, and the cute black and white inside that, and the other cute flower patterned inside that with other surprises :) Hugs from Hungary! Tina
Comment: Ohmigoodness, you were so generous I hardly know how to thank you! What an absolutely wonderful envelope of goodies! I'd forgotten you mentioned sending rubber stamps, so it was such a great surprise! And they are just beautiful stamps! I love your stitched bags and envies - I must learn to do that, as it adds such a nice touch! I will definitely be writing back to you if that's okay. Thank you again for a wonderful mail day!!!
Response: I would love to hear from you! Thank you so much for your kind words and the rating!
Comment: What a beautiful envelope filled with so many lovely things! Thank you sooo much for all the wonderful little goodies you picked for me. I really love everything! Thank you so much for a beautiful and thoughtful swap!
Comment: What an AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL tea themed package I received from you today. I can tell that you lovingly put it together for me and I enjoyed it all - especially the green tea w/coconut. I had it this evening. :) Thank you for a super happy mail day!!
Comment: Wow, what an awesome envelope, when I received it in the mail I could tell it was going to be filled with the coolest stuff! I was not disappointed, everything inside was great, the stickers to the tea to the racoon paper doll I love it all :)
Comment: WOooooOoOW! What an amazing surprise! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I've not enough words to describe how happy your envie has made me! Thank you so much Rossje for your real arty envelope and all the things you've included. I will send you something soon as a big THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xxoo MILLIONS OF HEARTS!
Response: I loved making this envie and I am so glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Wow! Your letter definitely made my day. When opening it, I wondered what kind of swap I might have participated in and forgot about it, because I didn't know why I received such a wonderful envelope-booklet. Well, I found your note and all the lovely airmail-themed bits and pieces besides the "normal" airmail-labels. Thanks so much for putting so much effort into a swap that should have been very simple. I just love what you sent and would like to give you many more than 1 hearts.
I hope you will be my swap-partner one day again, so that I can send you something nice...
Response: I had so much fun making this swap,the pleasure is mine! But of course I am glad you liked it so much! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful package!! I love all of it, the origami envelopes, the flow-cards, the background papers,..so much fun to go through this envelope again and again!! And thank you for sharing Roben Marie Smith's blog with me. That was an inspiring evening :)
Response: I know, she is such an inspiration! I am glad you liked what I send, it is always fun to swap with you! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Wonderful, just wonderful! I love your envelope - it is on my inspiration-board, already! I adore the circles - what a clever idea! I know it is hard to get partnered with the same person again and again.. but as your mail-art-receiver it is just splendid :)
Response: Ha, your mail system woke up! Good! Loved to make that envelope! If you want inspiration for the circles, check out Roben Marie Smith's blog!
Comment: Hoi, dankjewel voor de ontzettend mooie post! Ik ben ook dol op mooi postpapier en enveloppen en papier in het algemeen. Dus je snapt dat ik heel erg blij was toen ik je post openmaakte! :)
Ik heb sinds kort ook een naaimachine en was ook al van plan om die te gaan gebruiken voor enveloppen want dat ziet er zo mooi uit! :)
Heel erg bedankt voor al het moois!
Response: Bedankt voor de fijne rating! Het lijkt me leuk om een keer een prive swapje te doen!
Comment: Oh Catherine! I am so glad that Christmas is soon....and that we will open all these packages. Your package looks just wonderful and I love your letter. Have a super December & Holidays! EDIT: I love all the awesome presents! And especially all the flow-based ones :) Thank you so much!!
Response: Yay, you got it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Almost Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for a fabulous looking envelope! Have wonderful holidays and: Merry Christmas :) EDIT: the 70's Tina-magazine cracks me up everytime I open it. What a wonderful gift idea. Thank you so much for the perfect final-envelope of a fun swap-series!!
Response: You are welcome, glad it finally arrived! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for another beautiful package. But to be honest: I love all of your ways of packaging! The last one you sent brought my sewing machine back on the table...My family will get their holiday-presents in sewed envelopes ..thanks to you :) EDIT: Your gifts are super - I love the kraft-papers!
Response: How cool thanks for sharing and for the rating! More is coming your way!
Comment: Many thanks for the wonderful envie of so many delightful treats! My favorites are the cards of the 4 seasons in Dutch! I truly love each item you sent and thanks for introducing me to Flow magazine, too! I'd give you 10 hearts if I could!
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: What a beautiful swap! I love the Papaya Art tag, the rubber stamps, postage stamps, and the old photos. Many thanks for such a thoughtful swap. I also loved the envelope. Your swap really made my day!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelope and card. I like how you sewed the edges of the envelope! And I think I'm going to copy your idea of putting the mailing address on washi tape! And thank you for the tags and things!
Comment: Wow, such a cool packaging and fat envie! It's too exciting to wait until Christmasd :) Thank you so much, I'll love it I know! :) 29/12 UPDATE: Yeah, that was my favourite envie! I LOVE the pencil case, many thanks for sending it to me! All the best to you for the new year!
Comment: What a wonderful Swap! Thank you so much! All your answers were great and I love the Dutch book you put them on! Thank you too for all the little extras in envies that you included! This swap deserves 5 hearts!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Bedankt voor je nu al mooie kerstcadeautje. Ik vind swappen ook erg leuk, maar al die oplopende kosten zijn minder. Groetjes Mieke
27 december: harstikke bedankt voor je kerstmis cadeau, was er erg blij mee.
Comment: you're definitely one of my favourite swappers. everything you send me is like looking into my imagination. i was so happy to receive this envie, i love all the flow things, you have no idea how jealous i am that you have all of it over there! the 1 euro magazine sounds amazing!!!
Comment: YAAAAAAAY!! flow magazine!!!!
hearts and more hearts for the envelope. and the inside goodies are PERFECT for me... kind of like happiness in an envie for me. =)
love the pink colours, the girly theme, the live inspired postcard, the cute ephemera bits and bobs, the flow envie, the quotes. it's all just lovely. & thanks so much for your kind note. i'll never tired of your swaps! <3
Comment: first,i NEVER get parcels! and it was a special courier who came to deliver it & i had to sign for it =) i felt super important =)
you definitely succeeded it making this a happy mail day for me! i love the box, it's so cute!! & the goodies inside, well i love the cardboard squares of vintage childrens characters etc, the postcards, the tiny mini paint set (i love Tiger, used to have one when i lived in london but not here :[) andd everything! the stickers, the bows, ahhh! thank you for your kind note, too. you definitely made my day :]
Comment: Hi Catherine! What a wonderful swap to receive, thank you very much. Your envie is beautiful, and I really enjoyed your note as well (not to mention all of the enclosures!!). Getting mail from you really made my day, thanks again.
Comment: Hello roosje (Catherine van der Hoeff from Netherlands). I got your package today!!! I really love it because of the mail art envelopes!! So cool!! Thank you so much for: coffee & caramel powder drink tin, 16 different tea bas, 2 halzenut & almond bar, pepermint tin, 3 dried fruit little boxes, 8 chocolate sprinkles/colored sugar anis seeds to eat on sandwiches and 6 cute tea bags on mini paper books. If you want to swap again in future, let me know :D Have a great mail day, maria das trouxas
Comment: Thank you so much, Catherine! I LOVE everything, even down to the envelopes you made! You have been so generous! I would love to do a private swap with you! Thank you so much!! I am going to have fu. With all these lovely things.
Response: This was a fun swap, thanks for your rating and the heart! Just pm me if you want to do a private swap, I would love it!
Comment: OMG what a fabulous surprise. It arrived this morning and its amazing. I love how you have done the envelope and sent great goodies that I absolutely love. If I could score you more I would.
Thank you thank you. :)
Response: Wow, you are so kind! it was a lot of fun to do this for you! Thanks for the rating and the heart, happy swapping!
Wat een mega-leuke swap! Super zo'n kaart met letterlijke 'tuck in', 'k vind het geweldig! En de Hema stickers van tegenwoordig maken het helemaal af, ben er fan van :) Dankjewel!
Hopelijk heb je een leuke vakantie. Geniet ervan!
Response: Bedankt voor je enthousiaste woorden, wow... het was een hele leuke swap om te maken! Bedankt voor de rating en het hartje!
Comment: Dankjewel voor de leuke kaart, ben inderdaad gek op sprookjes. En dan komt de postbode en kreeg ik nog een kaart en keek ik ook nog ,weer eens, bij je instagram.. Wat ontzettend leuk!! Wow dat er een mogelijkheid was je veeel meer hartjes te geven!! En nogmaals dankjewel! Verheug me op je brief en zal zeker terugschrijven :)
Response: Bedankt voor je rating en je enthousiasme! Je profiel sprak me erg aan!
Comment: Catherine...oh WOW...I am grinning ear to ear right now! The envie is simply so beautiful! And the goodness inside...so quaint and lovely...everything so perfect...even the red paperclip with the tiny washi tag...I'm flabbergasted!!! You deserve so much more than a heart for your effort and attention to detail on this swap. Thank you Thank you so much!!!
Response: oooohmimblushing! Thanks for the rating and the heart, happy swapping!
Comment: First of all, the envie itself made me excited. Then I opened it and the smile on the face grew bigger and bigger. I loved everything, especially the little origami papers and of course the souvenir! It really made my day as it wasn't going so well because my son is currently sick with croup. Thanks again! :) :) :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I am so happy with your smiles. Take good care of yourself, I hope your son will be well soon.
Comment: WOW Catherine! I thought I was just getting some stamps, you sent me the most lovely package of goodies. Everything was wrapped beautifully, the frog charm, lotteria card letter/booklet- of hand the stamps are fantastic too! I am seriously blown away at your awesomeness! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
Comment: Oh wow. I can't say I've ever received mail art like this before! I'm going to save it forever it's really special :) I loveee the feather attached to the little bag of goodies, so delicate and really made me smile. Thank you for your kind words, I'm glad you are enjoying the group. Love love love your mail art!
Response: wow, you made me blush...this was a great swap! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: What a fantastic baggie of goodies! Everything you sent are things I would have chosen for myself. I am so touched that you sent all nature themed items, they are wonderful. I especially love the little stamps and the washi tape. â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Wow, that package traveled incredibly fast! I am so glad you liked the contents...thank you for your kind words and the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the great envie full of extras. The little book you made me was terrific and loved the stamps(even the stamp envie) and all the other extras you sent too. One of the greatest swaps I got this month:)
Comment: Ze zijn wel lief hoor die stempeltjes...dank je wel voor deze leuke swap! : D..had nog niet gezien dat je ze al had gestuurd dus werd leuk verrast vandaag. Je envelop ligt al klaar en gaat zsm op de bus. Hoop de je ze leuk vindt....
Comment: Wat een lief pakketje heb je naar me gestuurd zeg..echt super leuk al die losse brieven! En de stempel daar ben ik helemaal blij mee. Ik stuur je snel nog een pm...voor n priveswapje. Heel erg bedankt!!
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much. I love the washi samples and absolutely adored the presentation. I had so much fun unwrapping it all! Thanks so much, I really appreciate all the effort you put in to this swap.
Comment: The machine stitched envelope with full size images of Italy is so appreciated. Thank you for so many different samples of Washi tape and the masking sticker page. Thanks for the 3 languages air mail envelope. You are a kind and generous partner. Thank You / Dank u
Response: hello Mary, I am so gad my swap is so appreciated! Thank you for the rating and the heart and for taking the time to write an elaborate thank you message!
Comment: Thanks for swapping with me :) The dog eared mags look full of interesting articles! Thanks for the extra magazine too and the stickers you sent :) my favourite bit was the stitched owl envelope! The best envelope I've seen so far :) We'll have to arrange another swap after a while :)
Comment: Oh my goodnes ! Thats the curest intro letter I ever got ! Thank you bunches ! I will reply you asap.... I am super excited to start penpalling with you !!!
I would love to have a better rating.... Here are some extra hearts: <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 !!!
Response: Thanks for the rating and your happy comment ( I can see you bouncing!!) I joined one of your groups, so I am sure we will swap again some day.Looking forward to your letter!
Comment: Een goed gevulde enveloppe met veel leuke spulletjes. Alle souvenirs ook leuk verpakt. Alles voorzichtig uitgepakt zodat ik de verpakkingen ook kan bewaren en later weer kan gebruiken. Bedankt gr. Marjan
Comment: I had a great time when I was in the Netherlands in April 2010. The postcard is a great reminder of that. I did recently join Swap-bot and it is turning out to be a lot of fun! Thanks for the postcard!
Comment: Oh my, Catherine! First, your charm is absolutely adorable! I love it! I also love that it is recycled/upcycled elements and that it's red ;) Second, The Bing piece with the resin photo is so charming. I can hardly wait to use it in something.But besides ALL of that, The Royal Caiffa brochure and the French book are just scrumptious! Thank you doesn't seem like enough to say! That was so thoughtful of you to put together such an awesome package for me. I just can't thank you enough! -Julia-
Comment: What a wonderful swap! Thank you for the EXCELLENT examples you sent of ATCs and inchies - and for the instruction booklet!!!! I really appreciate the time and effort you took in such an instructional package - you can tell you are a teaching artist!!!!!
Response: Ay,I am blushing!Thanks for your kind words and the rating!Have fun making your atc's!
Comment: Little things for your atc's? You sent me volumes! WOW I am in scrapping heaven!!! I don't know if I can use anything because I want to keep/display it all - a feast for the eyes! The charming contents of the tissue packet would've been enough, but you kept on stuffing - the antique book pages, the clock catalog, the dictionary w/ attached, color illustrations, and the pouch you stitched of delightful paper & charms (this is going to be my passport holder to carry in my purse next voyage) then you stuffed it so professionally w/ treasures galore-love the stamps & cigar bands especially and the teeny vial. That you have a 'calling card' is quaint. EVERYTHING is WONDERFUL!!!!!
Your overwhelming generosity takes my breath away - you are a classy lady - and I am most appreciative of your kindness.
Response: oooh,i am blushing!Thanks for your kind words and the heart.
Comment: The Owls have arrived in Texas! Thank you so much for a beautiful swap package! :) The Owls are amazing and made very well and the handmade packages for each one are so nice and the handmade notecard is as well. I will post pictures on flickr sometime today, so that everyone can see them! â™¥
Response: Amazing,it took ages!...the owls took a little detour I think!Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating - received my tin (in a tin) over a week ago. What a FANTASTIC package :0) I loved everything - such fun! I especially liked the small inner tin. Thanks for such a great swap!
Comment: Hello Catherine- Thank you so very much for the lovely postcard. I hope you had a nice Christmas, and a nice birthday, too! Happy New Year, and best wishes to you in 2011. Sincerely, Debbie Christian
Comment: Roosje, ik ben helemaal blij met dit geweldige pakketje dat er in mijn brievenbus lag! super gedaan en zooooo origineel! helmaal leuk! Wat een werk meid! bedankt en een dikverdiend hart bij de rating!!!! groetjes Miranda
Comment: Bedankt voor het mooie kaartje, de wens (heel speciaal!), en het boekje. Altijd handig!
Had hem voor de nieuwjaar al binnen, maar nu ben ik de schade van raten aan het inhalen...sorry dat ik een beetje laat ben hiermee.
Response: Geeft niks,als het maar is gekomen!Bedankt voor je rating!
Comment: everything is just GORGEOUS! you put so much work into creating the outer envie, sweet little card & envie it was in-what a lucky swap partner I am! Thank you soooo much! I really love it all! Happy swapping in the new year! :)
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! I am glad you liked it!Happy Swapping in the New year!
Comment: Jeeh! Hij was er! En wat een leuke! Vind dat je het doosje ook zo mooi versierd hebt, het is helemaal niet meer te zien dat het een luciferdoosje was. En helemaal vol met leuke spulletjes. Het is helemaal heel aangekomen. Dank je wel!
Comment: Oh my goodness, I never expected such amazingness to come out of a box. It just made my day to open your package. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into it. Anyone who is lucky enough to receive from you is blessed indeed :D
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC and the heartfelt message! I much appreciate that you checked out my quilts and took such an interest in reading my profile! I visited the Netherlands once many years ago and had a wonderful time! Thanks again!
PS- You have amazing handwriting!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package. I think things are always different when you get them from another country. I love the wooden shoes magnet, such a great representation of your country. The pens...they are great even if it did take me 15 minutes to figure out how to open them, LOL Very different than here in the US. Many hearts & hugs, Karyn
Comment: What a fantastic package, and so beautifully presented, too! The whole thing, from the postcard, to the ATC (gorgeous!) to the way the buttons were done up in those lovely little 'envelopes' was just amazing! Thankyou for all the effort you went to on my behalf, it was just wonderful and is much appreciated.
Comment: I put a comment here that was meant for some one else. I did get your heart ornament and love it. And you really read my profile. I love the purple trims in the extra envelope you sent. Thanks.
Comment: It arrived safely! Wow - where do I begin?? Every single thing I opened I LOVED!! Even loved the CUTE wrapping paper! This was an incredible gift! Not a SINGLE thing will be re-gifted - it's all for ME! Thank you for finding such wonderful things I love! Did you make the stocking yourself? You were so generous, thoughtful and WONDERFUL! You really "made" my holiday!!
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS!!!! You have, by far, made up for any and all of the flubs, flaked, flat swaps I have received (or not received) on here! This package was beyond incredible!!! A zillion stars to you! Thank you so much!
Comment: Dank je wel voor de lieve kaart. Ik hoop dat je een leuke Sinterklaas hebt (hebt gehad) en alvast hele fijne kerstdagen en een knallend en spetterend oud jaar. En al het goeds voor het nieuwe jaar. Ik heb het inderdaad echt heel erg naar mijn zin op Swap-bot, vind het helemaal geweldig om zo veel leuke en lieve mensen van over de hele wereld te "ontmoeten". Parijs is echt 1 van mijn favoriete steden en ik probeer er ieder jaar een paar dagen te zijn. Ook afgelopen jaar was het weer geweldig. Veel groetjes, Ingrid
Comment: OMG! It is really the best softie I have ever gotten. I love that he is so big. I will take good care of him. And I love the extras - the little shoes!!!!! A zillion hearts to you. This is a great gift. And the felt is hand felted - wow! xxxooo
Comment: I just received your extraordinary package! Both E and I are over the moon with your generous assortment of specialties and all the cat items were a big hit (she is now walking around with the pink cat wash cloth!). Thank you very much too for the lovely extras!! Did you make this gorgeous necklace yourself? The letter was so nice to read and helped me appreciate what you sent even more! All in all, you are a fantastic swapper, I could really tell you had put time in choosing things that I would love according to my profile! I would love to swap with you again in the future! :o)
Response: You are welcome!Thank you so much for your kind words!Just yesterday,I started to collect items to make a new package for you as I thought this one was lost in the mail system!
Comment: I just opened the cutest pin cushion ever! You did beautiful work. Awesome french knots to make it look like a mushroom!!! It's very soft too. I just love it! The extras were very cute! I love the lil fairy sticker :) Thank you for all your hard work!!!
Comment: Catherine, I received your package today and it made me smile a lot! I loved your different sized envelopes made from the Holland and Angel calendars. You sent me nice papers, tea, and neat address labels. Thank you, thank you for making my Saturday! :) Beth
Comment: Thank you for the amazing, overflowing tin of itty bitties! I love the selection of stamps, game pieces, ribbon, and bits you put together. The charm necklace is gorgeous. I wish I could give you more hearts!
Response: Glad you liked your things!I will spend the rest os the evening with a big smile on my face!
Comment: Wow - you are very generous and kind. I'm loving all that you sent me. I put the necklice on immediately. All the blue is fantastic. The heart is so sweet. You really outdid yourself. Thank you much - you most certainly brought a smile to my face.
Response: Thanks for your kind words!The package took some time to reach you!Glad all is well!
Comment: sorry it took me so long to give you a rating. i received your matchbox and all of the truly wonderful and thoughtful extras. you really went out of your way and it means A LOT to me. thank you so much for your kindness and for being so thoughtful to cheer me up. it worked. i managed to smile that whole day. :)
Response: Thanks for taking the time to rate me,I am happy you liked your package and that it got there safe and sound!
Comment: Newie? never, clearly looked through my profile carefully and sent me everything i could ask for!! i love the sheets with Alice in Wonderland on them, you are a wonderful artist thank you so so much!! and the treasures inside a things i will surly use! ^_^ i love them that you!! i wish i could give more hearts!
Response: Wow,that was fast!I am smiling BIG!Thanks so much for your kind words!
Comment: Oooh, I get to leave your very first rating!!! Thanks for the cute card! I love the image you chose! The heart is for "taking me with you" on your travels and sending from there. Happy swapping!