Comment: Thank you for the adorable spotted bat (I smiled the other day to watch a video of a bat eating watermelon ^_^) card and for sharing your trip to Mount Shasta and the Shasta Caverns, both of which I hope to visit one day, Sam :) Happy weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecard and goodies. Kansas is boring, and we get snow, so to hear someone so excited about it is really crazy for me. I guess it is ok as long as you don't have to drive in it (especially down a mountain). I just have the one dog (right now) that is my world. I work in Customer service and have for 18 yrs, One day i will get to retire, but not anytime soon. I hope you enjoy your new job and helping all those people. Happy Swapping
Comment: I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with these.
Response: They are "Friendshipbooks" :) all you do is put your address label in them and pass them to someone else. Eventually they get full and the last person sends them to whom they were made for :D they are a lot of fun. If you are looking for a pen pal you can also find them in friendshipbooks. They are a lot of fun :)
Comment: I am scared, I just can't imagine how many fbs and lbs you must go through to have this kind of excess! Thank you so much, I'm going to have a lot of fun putting these together :) :)
Response: OH GOOD! The first time I got a big envelope like that....I was a little intimidated (I do admit lol). Im almost out now haha. I will have some brand new FBS and Baggies in a little while if you want some :D Just let me know when you are ready for some more haha. I do like using those priority flat rates. I can fit A LOT of stuff in there haha. Almost had to jump up and down on it lol!! Im so glad you like it. I put a little of everything in there haha.
Comment: OMG! I can't believe you sent all of these FBS and LBS to me! There's a crazy amount of stuff in this envie! I thought it was about to burst when I got it out of the mailbox!!
Response: LOL I get a good steady amount of mail and I try to keep up but sometimes get a little bit behind but excess swaps cleans up my out going Baggies and FBs quite well hahhaa. Thank you for your help lol. Awesome swap!! Love it! When you are ready for another let me know <3
Comment: You did it! 10 pages! Thanks for such a busy letter. Sounds like you had a great month of fun. Will write soon. For some reason it won't let me leave you a heart. I'll come back and try again later.
Comment: I have been trying to get organized a bit here and am so sorry for my delay. I loved your letter, card and stickers. Thank you so very much. Also I'll be writing you back soon if you don't mind â˜º thank you again!
Comment: OMG ... i just rec'd my "package". How did you accumulate so many of these? I was at first overwhelmed and then got very excited. Thank you!!?
Response: Lol. Some times I receive excess packages lol. Sometimes in this swap I get an envelope some times i get a package. Some times a box lol. Ya never know what might come through your mail box. Haha. Just remember its for fun, not stress. Take your time and have fun. Sure is fun getting those puppies in the mail :) if ya feel like being pen pals just let me know â¤ï¸I woul have put a letter in there but i sealed it and was afraid if i opened it i wouldnt be sble to close it again lol. Im glad you like it :)
Comment: If I could give you 1000 stars I would. That is by far the most special pocket letter I have received. It is Adorable!! I cannot tell you how much I LOVED all the Indian labels, card, & motorcycle on the front. My husband & I thought it was very cool. I love all the little elf paper dolls & goodies you included. There were to many special items to list. I want to Thank you for making this swap so special with all my favorite hobbies/ & likes, you went above & beyond & totally made my day! Thank you so much & I hope to swap again soon. Happy Holidays to you & your family
Comment: ðŸ’šðŸ’œðŸ’šðŸ’œðŸ’š Thank You!!! I loved everything especially that you went the extra mile..
Response: I had sooo much fun shopping and going crazy with Alice in Wonderland! Ohhh I was armed when I went to Michaels with my Coupon! It was either all the Disney princesses or Alice and I thought Alice looked great! Then I had just found the printables!!!!! So I was like, we gotta go big or go home lol. I was already at home by this time lmao. It was soooo much fun!!!!! I am so glad you liked it :D
Comment: I have only read the first page so far, but wanted to rate your promptly anyways :) I'm giving you a heart already because it was not only 10 pages but 13! How fun for me. I hope you had fun writing it, too. (I also love the envi!)
Response: Lol. Thank you. I am learning about printing margins on paper that have borders already. I know how to adjust them but I need to measure lol. I just found duckie paper at the dollar store!!! Sooo cute :) thank you very much for the heart. That letter just flowed lol:) supersized hugs!!
Comment: Thank you for the letters. I don.t know what happened with the PO, but I only got the swap today. I look forward to reading them.
Response: Crazy. Im glad it made it. Its odd, I have a very nice pen pal in South Africa and her Post Office goes on strike. So some times it takes a couple of months to get her mail. I can never guess how long it takes mail to get over seas from California. I should write down the send/receive dates. Sometimes its a couple of weeks some times longer. I wish I could put a little camera on the envelope so I can see the travels that the envelope has gone through. Ohhh if these envelopes could talk.I am glad the letters made it to you :D I really enjoyed writing them :D hugs :D
Comment: Hi, your letter was interesting and easy to read and I think we'd make good pen pals. Look for a letter from me soon - but - wow I don't think I can write another 10 pages. Writing that many pages looked like a cinch for you, but I almost "bit off more than I could chew". I hope you won't be disappointed with 4 pages or so. Happy Day
Comment: Thank you for your letter. Your handwriting was so messy I couldn't read and understand all of it. It was also very annoying you had to wrote "LOL, LMAO, ROLF" after every sentence, maybe just to trying to make the letter a little bit longer or something.
Response: Oh my. Im sorry. Wow. I am sorry when i write letters i put "rotfl" as in "rolling on the floor laughing" because i am laughing or smiling when i am writing. Not intending to make the letter longer. I apologize that you could not read my letter. I can type a new letter and send it to you or if i get the pleasure of being your partner again i will type your letter so you can have an easier time reading my letter. Happy swapping.
Comment: Hi Sammie, first:thank you so much for your lovely letters. I enjoyed reading them so much! second: I'm in the dark re:friendship&labels but I will research and get back to you soon about them lol. third: thats so funny re: BBQ & husband :) fourth: omg...I am just getting my own letters ready for posting today! thank you so much. Hope you are having a lovely day. Happy summer swapping :)xx
Comment: Hi Sammie! I loved this swap! :) So much fun! The ice cream cone card is so cute! I love the glitter! I'll be writing you back!! :) Thanks for hosting this for us! And what a great idea your little frog Swap card is! I may have to do a little something like that myself! :)
Comment: Thank you for all of the letters, it was fun getting to know the person behind the screen name I see all of the time(: super excited about your new home, congratulations! Wanting badly to write back to you however it could be a few as I'm in a busy time for work and life right now. I will hopefully see you in the mailbox soon!
Comment: Hi, Sammie! What a wonderful, lovely letter! I had to laugh when I started trying to find a way to answer open it--- Like I did with mine, you taped that sucker up in a way that didn't make the task too easy! Are you caught up with OUaT and Grimm? Will definitely write back and maybe chatter about those, and want to make sure! I am currently... Oh, 13 letters behind in writing, and have that 10 pager coming up for June to write, so it might take me awhile to get back to you---I might do it page by page even--- but I definitely will get back to you eventually! Thanks again, love it! Have a good day!
Comment: I was about to reply to your precious pen pals letters from january, when I saw that you also got me for march! Now I have an entire novel worth of letter to reply to! I hope I can do it!!! Thank you :)
Comment: holy canoli! thanks for the huge package. wish i could give you more than 1 heart!!!!
Response: Rotfl. I cut some of the inside flaps out to fit more bags in LOL. So i taped that box so the seams didnt bust lmao. Im so glad it got there. It might keep you busy for a little bit. You can always send the next generation of fbs/baggies back lol. Hugs<3
Comment: Thank you, Sam, for giving me a hand. Oops, I mean for sending me your hand. Oops, oops, thank you for sending me your cut off, I mean, cut out hand for this swap. You have small hands. Ha, Ha - pobuffy
Comment: Thank you, Samantha, for the bags you sent me for this swap. Boy, you really must be low on them. All of these were made for you, lol. I'll work them over and send them on. Thanks!
Response: Lol. Yeah i sent all my excess out. I have blank fbs. Lbs ready to go. Just stocked up on labels to lol. Im ready for fbs and lbs i got about 10 right now lol. lol i am all stocked up and almost nothing to send. Lol. Wait a month and it will be different lol. Hugs :)
Comment: Thank you for your hand :) Making it into a postcard was a very fun twist. However the photopaper material you used was maybe just a little bit too flimsy for a postcard and the post had it wrinkled and there was one corner teared off :( But it wasn't anything major and I got to read most of your nice message :)
Comment: Thanks for the swap, the extras, and the lovely New years Card. I would love to be pen pals and even swap on a regular basis if you would like. I will be writing sometime next week. Happy New Year
Response: Sounds great! I just messaged you my new address. It is changed through Swapbot. Can't wait :D HUGS!!
Response: TYRAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDEEEEE are you alive? Did you make it through the holidays??? HeHe. I know you were super busy with your hats :D I may have an order.... I got me a picture of it. It is Lou Seal, the mascot for the San Francisco Giants!!!!! Maybe have the sunglasses come down over the eyes???? Oh my I miss you!!! Hugs Hugs Hugs HUGGGGGSSSSSSS You are so awesome :D Oh I got a new address. I messaged ya just now :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice stickers and the wishes! I wish you and your family (including the cats, of course) happy holidays and all the best for the new year! :)
Also from my cat. :)
Response: Gotta love them furr babies :D Ginger had her first christmas here. We have a good size fake tree. My husband decorated it :D Ginger de-ornamented the lower half lol....a good 35 ornaments lol. Hugs
Comment: Thanks for a nice variety of LB's and FB's :) The post officer delivered your letter at the wrong address, because the nr "69" looked more like "109". Luckily, it got returned to me by a distant neighbour :)
Comment: Thank you, Sam, for ALL of the FBs and LBs you sent me. I'm thinking of running a 2 for 1 swap. They are fun to play with, and to see how creative others can be. Happy Swapping! Rebecca/pobuffy
Comment: Hun i loved this swap so much thanks again, i cant wait to you get my part of the swap so you can be as happy as me, i cant thank you enough - i wanted to let you know that it wouldnt let me rate a heart with any of the 5s i gave you but i did rate you each time as a co ordinator so hope this helps xx
Comment: Thanks for all the baggies! I especially look forward to going through the sticker baggies. :o) P.S. It came with postage due ~ not a biggie to me because that doesnâ€™t happen to me very often, but there are some folks who may not be as understanding. (I think it required extra postage because it was thicker than Â¼ inch.)
Response: Im glad you enjoyed them :) im sorry postage was due let me know how much and I wil send it out today. Im sorry. Just let me know and the money will be on its way. Im very sorry. Hugs.
Comment: Hi Sam - Received this mailing today. I was glad to get some other's FBs as I have been having to make up new ones for myself, as I am a fairly new swapper. The ones you sent will get sent on. Thanks! Rebecca
Response: Hey Rebecca! Do you need some more. I can work on getting a package together for ya :D If you would like I got oodles and oodles that could use a home. I have FBs Lbs and Sticker bags! Just let me know. No pressure :D Glad you enjoyed them :D Hugs Sammie
Comment: Thanks for being such a kind person and resending this swap. I just got your handmade goodies today and truly appreciate then. We all make mistakes but thanks for resending me goodies that fit the description. I am excited to use the items you sent! :)
Comment: It's going to take me a while to read through all your answers, but I've already smiled when I read the answer to your driving question - I had a Fiero, too - the first year they were made (84?)vmy grandma bought one, and gave it to me when I was 16 - loved that car
Comment: Sam! I got your package today and I LOVE everything!!! THANK YOU!! The secret dashboard is awesome! I love it!! I love the clips, sticky notes, froggy stickers and the long M&M papers! Everything will come in really handy!! I can't wait to punch holes and get things themed and decorated!
Sending big hugs your way! xx ~ Gabi
Response: Oh! I am so glad you liked it! This was my first Filo Fax type swap. I use everything I have lol. Sometimes my stickys don't stick to my dashboard so I put some double sided sticky tape on the back and let me tell ya--its sticks LMAO. I had so much fun picking things out. I was like "Gabi needs this, and that she would like this." I had a great time! Thank you for letting me join. I am ready for the next swap :D Hugs :D
Comment: You are a girl after my own heart! I very rarely receive a long long letter such as yours and I loved every bit of it! I love writing long letters, too, and I will get back to you as soon as I can!
Response: Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed it. I do kinda write a lot. I am a rambler and ask lots of questions. Hehe. I love to learn about people and places. :D Hugs :D
Response: Oh I am glad you liked it:D I had fun making the mini book :D Learning about how to bind books with washi tape was very useful! I am currently making Friendship books with the same Binding method. Also, I have been using washi tape on my Flat Sam, journal and luggage. Washi tape is sooo cool :D LOL. I also like using the painters tape along with the washi tape. The painters tape is good for looks and inside binding but not so much for the spine of the book. I liked it the priority theme so much I made a 12 by 12 scrapbook with the same theme. I am going to take pictures and put it on my Flickr account. I just got the Flickr account a day or two a go. So we shall see how it works lol. Hugs
Comment: Hi Sam! Thanks for the handmade postcard, good job! But, lol, this would not be on my grocery list, sorry. At first I couldn't figure out what it was. But thanks again, and from this moment on you will look at all packaging very differently!! Before I put things in the recycle bin, I'm thinking "would this make a good chunk of cardboard PC?" Take care & Happy Swapping, Judy
Comment: Hello Sam, thank you for sending me the toned postcard view of the Carnegie Library - Civic Museum, in downtown Chico, CA! Wonderful postcard for me to put on display in my apt for National Post Card Week & for the Mega Swap!
Comment: Thank you - for the Sacramento River postcard. As usual, I have put it in my blog:
This is the third postcard from you - everyone a very interesting one.
Comment: Hello Sam, a second postcard from you - thank you. This postcard that you sent of the Sutter Buttes is very interesting - see my write-up at:
Do have a look when you have the time and leave a comment if you like to.
Also, I got interested in Bidwell Park that you mentioned in the postcard.
Cheers from Australia
Comment: I love the postcard. When I was about 8 years old I was in a wedding at Bidwell Park and I think I recognize the museum on the postcard as the place where we all got dressed with the bride. Could this museum be the same place? Thank you for the card and the memory either way.
Comment: Thanks for the Chico PC. It's always so weird to get a partner who lives so close. My sister-in-law lived in Chico for many years and our son went to school there. Enjoy your time on Swap Bot. I've been here for awhile and really enjoy it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Postcard! I can't believe you Geocache and that you have actually hid some in Ohio! I will look you up on Geocaching.com
Response: Oh I actually hid some in Chico. My handwritting is a little big lol. Super neat. Our next place to hide is Lassen Volcanic National Park!!!! Probably Cinder Cone, Which is a volcano you get to walk in the center of. Yes hubby and I did. We just didn't stay long in the center part, just in case lol. So glad you liked the card. Soon as we go to Mt. Lassen I am going to get some of the postcards from the gift shop !
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard!! I absolutely love it! Very vintage looking! I would love to come see see it someday! <3 :D
Response: Well. When you come and see, there is a burger joint across the way from the museum called Madison Bear Garden----The Bear. lol. So much fun. The decor is great. Good food too. Awesome Cherry Coke too :D
Comment: Thanks for the neat vintage reprint of Carnegie Library.
Response: Glad you like the reprint. Post cards are a little difficult to find in Chico (Not sure why). However, the smallest museum had postcards, it was almost like a scavenger hunt lol. i had fun! However, there is an Air Mueseum at the small airport here. Can't wait to check it out. :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the most interesting museum postcard!
Response: Glad you like the post card :D I am glad to see people still like museums. I like going. There is a day of the year, where all the big museums are free. I will have to plan for next year. I guess I am on a mission :D Thank you for the Heart "D
Comment: Thanks for the museum postcard! Chico, CA sounds wonderful.
Response: Glad you liked the card, Chico is beautiful. Not much have a hustle and bustle of Sacramento or dare I say LA lol. There is a Robin Hood movie with Errol Flynn, it was filmed in Bidwell Park. Just google "errol flynn bidwell park" and you can see some pictures :D thank you for the heart.