Comment: Wow! Happy Day Mail for me today!! It was well worth the long delay in arriving...fantastic goodies! I LOVE everything!! Wish I could give you ten hearts. Thanks bunches for making this a special and fun swap. Happy New Year to ya ~~Linda
Comment: Hi Christine and thank you so much for this amazing pocket with tags and so many other goodies tucked inside. I love the pockets that you made to hold all of these fun pieces of ephemera, and your gel stamped tags are awesome. I have a gelli plate but have never used it for rubbers stamping, so I am inspired to give that a try. I just love everything about this finished project and thank you so much - I'd give you 10 hearts if I could!
Comment: What a great introductory letter you sent me and i so appreciate it Christine. I could relate to so much of it! Thank you for being such a great person by writing me for this swap. You will hear from me soon! I felt a response is such a great gift to give back to you! Thank you again and it was such a gift to be your swap partner! Bye for now!
Comment: Thanks a lot for sharing your celebrity crushes with me. Great list, had to look up Simon Baker as his name didn't ring a bell but his face is familiar. Daniel Craig or Jude Law are my favorites
Comment: Wow...if I could give you more than one heart I so would! Thank you so much for the goodies you sent to me for PEN. The Pooh stamps are perfect! I will be putting them up with the rest of my Pooh collectibles :) And the pretty notecards and the postcards are great too! CP took their sweet time delivering it but it was well worth the wait for sure.
Comment: I am so happy with the cute tags that you made for me! I love butterflies and the colours are fun too. My favourite one is the one with the large floral heart and the glittery butterfly on it that saus "happy day". It is pretty fitting as your package gave me a very happy day!
LOVE the Christmas card with Santa and most adorable penguin!!! So cute!! And the TH Snippets!! Oh my goodness what a fun surprise! Thank you so much for hosting such great swaps. I enjoyed this one so much.
Comment: Wow…I love my stocking stuffer! That glove is just the sweetest, and then to find it stuffed full of beautiful, vintage gems and buttons…perfection! The cabinet cards are wonderful too. All wrapped up so beautifully. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect gift. Thank you so much, Christine! 💕
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating and comment! I'm so glad that you like everything. I've had so many beautiful old buttons and little trinkets that I have sort of hoarded over the years. I was happy to send some along to someone I knew would appreciate their old beauty :) Happy holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous, high quality artsy tag pocket you made for me with unused vintage postage and cute cat and cloud stickers tucked inside; plus the mini air mail envelopes too. I loved your presentation! 😎
Response: You're very welcome! Hope you will enjoy :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: It arrived today! What a wonderful package!! I love all of the ways you implemented the patterns...the bottom of the pattern envie..the models...everything! I love the the little thread details behind the embellishments...such a clever way to include! It was also wrapped so nicely with the cardboard envie and the hankie....so great!!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart! I'm glad you liked everything
Comment: Hello Christine, thank you SO much for this beautiful package that you put together for me! It's all so gorgeous and I adore the way you packaged it and fit everything together - truly a work of art if you ask me. I am so very happy that you joined my swap, as this was probably one of my favorite swaps packages I've ever gotten! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart, because this is a swap that sure deserves that. Have a wonderful rest of your day and thanks again, I hope this comment makes you smile.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything :) Thank you for hosting and for the lovely rating!
Comment: WOW!! I ❤️ it!! This is a gorgeous pocket & I can’t wait to get it in my journal. All the tuck ins are perfect. I think vintage photos are so cool, it’s fun to look at them and just wonder where the picture was taken, their names, their lifestyles way back then. Thank you for such a great swap! ❤️
Comment: Hi Christine thank you for the beautiful PC re:Papaya 2011. Really beautiful. I like the Marcel Proust quote.So true. I am attempting often to shift my perception and see things with new eyes.I feel like my weight issues are put on the back burner so to speak. Life gets in the way. lol. I'll take your PC as a sign because I have been meaning to check out Noom myself. Happy October swapping. Best of luck to you and me too :) peace love light
Comment: What a terrific swap, I loved all the coffee dyed papers and their presentation in dyed cheesecloth, too. I did have a lot of fun with this swap, and after a long week at work and a long day as well it was just the most wonderful thing to be treated to a Great Mail Day!
Comment: Thank you so much, Christine! I just love your ATCs!!! We should do a quarterly swap or something :) Hehehe. Thank you for the extras also! I will be creating (I hope!) this weekend, and they will be useful! So much love for this swap. Thank you! xoxox
Comment: If I could give more hearts I would definitely! Thank you soooo much for all the lovely goodies! The tiny pumpkin notes are so cute! And the fox stamp is perfect for a page I’m making in my sons baby book! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Comment: I am loving the papers you included in the journal! There are some fun papers I am going to use in a journal but also some I will be using to make some handmade embellishments :) And the extras that you tucked into the pockets and bags are great...such cute things to use on pages and various projects! Thank you for swapping with me!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely double pocket and the adorable goodies. I just love the paper you used for the pocket - I totally dig the lime green and the design!! :) Thanks for hosting this great swap, Christine!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard, I love it! How cool that you took a Big Picture Class, I always wanted to try taking one (preferably one by Paige Evans lol). And I think layering is by far one of my favorite techniques ever, everything looks so pretty, so dimensional and so professional with lots of layers, I love it! I haven't tried the Scotch brand Quick Dry Adhesive Glue, you mean the tacky one? Looks pretty cool, I'm obsessed with the Multi Mono Liquid Glue by Tombow, it's amazing, I'd recommend it too, but next time I see the Scotch glue I'll give it a try! Have a fun and crafty weekend!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute tag! I like how you did a few different techniques on the tag and with the kit you included I am going to be able to make a couple of fun tags for myself. The word/sentiment stickers are great...I am always seeing folks use them on the YouTube videos but I do not have any for myself so yey now I have some!
Comment: Christine, this double pocket is amazing, I love, love, love the layered front of it - just beautiful! Thank you! And thank you for all the fun stuff you filled it with. I noticed there were a few that felt specially chosen. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks again, swap-friend.
Comment: Thank you for the super cute tag and tag kit. I loved it. I loved the color scheme and the layers. I will definitely be able to use everything in the kit. This was such a fun swap. I hope you might host more "kit" swaps in the future. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the lovely die cuts. I've had a blast going through them and can't wait to get creative with them. Thanks also for all of the stamps, I love getting used stamps to use in crafty projects, what a wonderful surprise. Have a great day. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Oh WoW what a beautiful WATERCOLOR girl...... I LOVE HER.....and thanks for the extras also...the flamingo card will go to Holland to my adopted daughter Chelle.... Big hugs and many hearts.....
Comment: Hi Christine! Thanks so much for the awesome envie of goodies! You made my day! I am with you, enjoy these swaps but they can be stressful - we live for excitement! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely flipbook! ♥♥♥♥♥♥ The papers you used are so beautiful and I have to say, you are the queen of embellishing! How you decorated the pages is amazing and I LOVE all the golden details you put here and there. The goodies are wonderful! Thank you a thousand times!!!!
Comment: You made such amazing progress on your organization! You look to be quite organized and everything seems to be so much more open now :) I hope you continue to enjoy crafting in your happy space!
Comment: This ATC is ... A-MAZ-ING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with me!!!!! I loved the card, and since I have a friend who LOVES camping (her camper looks a lot like the one on the card), and I've never made her an ATC, I think I am going to make her a camping one! Thank you for the reminder to create something daily :)
Comment: Dear Christine, your amazing Inspo Kit just arrived and I‘m amazed. I love every single thing; from the beautiful watermelon bag it came in, to the cool Altoids box where everything was stored in, to the amazing bits and pieces inside it. Thank you soooo much! Definitely made my day!! Best, Jen
Response: I'm so glad you love everything, and hopefully some will inspire your creativity! Thanks so much for the lovely rating and for swapping!
Comment: Hi Christine, I love your packaging and attention to detail! Wow, I thought I was opening an Etsy package. Very creative! Thank you for all of the fun and interesting goodies. I'm looking forward to using them😊
Response: Thank you so much! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the package and hope you will find some inspiration :) Thanks for the lovely rating and swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me something from my Etsy favorites. I love the old children's books that I can use to make junk journals, the vintage stamps, and the vintage cards. You really made my day a happy one!
Response: So happy to hear that! I hope you will have fun creating :) Thank you for the awesome rating xo
Comment: It's funny, I used to have this same PC haha! Nice. We kind of have seasons here, but the difference between them isn't as severe. Our winter this year was colder than usual, and lasted longer. It's just starting to get pretty hot out again now. Please take some of the sunshine haha! I love the warm rainy days the most. :)
Response: That's funny about the PC! We are having warm rainy days the last week. Definitely better than knee-high snow lol! Thanks for swapping and for the awesome rating!
Comment: Hi Christine, thank you for the Anne Taintor PC these are always a nice surprise in my mailbox.Really nice to get a star trek postage stamp returned :) I wish the best to you also. I am failing dismally in keeping a food journal, but I am enjoying the sunshine :) Happy Spring swapping peace love light
Comment: Oooh, I love the coins you made!! Thank you so much! This was my first time trying coins, and I am officially hooked. :) I'll keep my eye out for more of these swaps. Thanks so much for founding this fun group and hosting great swaps for us!
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating! I'm so glad you love the coins. I too find I'm getting hooked on them, so there will definitely be more group swaps. Thanks for swapping and being in the group!
Comment: Christine, oh my gosh! These tags are so gorgeous... I just love them! Just so beautiful! The napkin, embellishments and sentiments are lovely. Love the ribbon you used. And, the stitches around the edge of the tag is great! Thank you so very much for the tags and the pretty card and journal cards. Very nice swap!
Response: So glad you like everything! Thank you for the lovely rating :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the unique items that you sent winging my way. I truly appreciate the time you spent putting everything together just for me! I love it . . . love it all. It seems that we like many of the same things. You made my day special!
Response: I'm so glad you love everything! I had so much fun with this swap. We definitely do share some things in common :) Thank you for swapping!
Comment: Oh Goodness -- where to start??? LoVe the multi-media envie with the super fun stamps. Gasped when I saw the pretty packing inside. Was very careful to open it so I can figure out how folded the tissue paper to make a slot. And super fun stuff inside -- always love pretty papers and the b&w PC of the baby elephant made my day! Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap!
Response: Thanks so much for the lovely rating! I'm glad you enjoyed everything I sent. The baby elephant PC made me smile, so I'm glad it made your day :)
Comment: This is such a purrrfect mini-pocket-letter!!! It is one of the most beautiful - if not THE most beautiful - mini-PL I have ever received! I can`t thank you enough for all the cute kitty-cats and the amazing goodies! The bird stamp is gorgeous and all the paper!!! ♥♥♥ I think I have the same addiction with paper... I store mine under my working table in bags (lots of bags) and I LOVE to receive paper scraps! Your mail made my day. The cat-paper.... :D I enjoyed your letter so much! And I am super happy to see new ideas I will try for future swaps. The little tag-pocket for "stuff" is awesome! And our winters are usually with a bit snow and a dry, cold air. But not less than 15°C. This year our winter was way too warm. We only had a few days with snow but it was not enough for the kids to sled. ♥♥♥ Thank you for this amazing craft piece and hosting this swap!
Response: Thank you for the purrrrfect rating! I had so much fun putting everything together for you, and so glad you like it :) I fell in love with the cat paper the minute I saw it and have been carefully hoarding it lol :D When I read your profile, I knew who to use it for. Thanks so much for swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much! Wow it is all so beautiful, love the way you packaged everything and made it look so pretty. I am so grateful for all the extras such an abundance of beautiful things! I appreciate so much you sending me all those great goodies and I can't wait to start crafting with them.
Response: Many thanks for the rating! I'm so glad to have been able to pass some things on and hope you will have fun with everything :)
Comment: Oh my goodness! This is seriously one of the pretties things I've ever received in the mail, it's adorable! Thank you so much for sending me such a gorgeous mini booklet, love how creative you are! And also love your style, it reminds me of all the Maggie Holmes vintage stuff everyone's been so obsessed with lately (myself included lol). And I absolutely loved all the goodies you sent along with this swap. The tea looks delicious and the paper goodies and that typewriter stamp! Oh my! Also loved the postage stamps from Japan, they are adorable! Thank you for such a fun, cute and generous swap. I LOVE IT!! And I'll be sending you a message during the weekend to catch up a bit as well :) Have a nice weekend!
Response: Thank you so much! I am definitely obsess with Maggie Holmes :)) Hoarding all her papers lol and embellishments lol. I really had a lot of fun with the little booklet and so happy you love it all! Thank you for swapping!
Comment: Your Scap Masterboard turned out beautifully. I think I might get started on mine today. I have been saving paper snippets for it. I love the ATC you created and I really appreciate the extras. Thank you so very much!
Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked everything. I hope you enjoyed the swap as much as I did!
Comment: Hello Christine! So sorry for the late rating. I found your swap stuck in some junk mail. It must have got smooshed in there when mail lady stuffed my mailbox. Anyway, thank yo so much for the ATC, I love it :D
Comment: It arrived!!! I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you. I love the Washi and the cards, but my favourite has got to be the Star Trek stamp book! Thank you so much. I wish I could give more than one heart for this, especially as the first one got eaten by the mail gremlins. Thanks for resending, it was definitely worth the wait 💚💚💚💚💚
Comment: I love the cute bookmark you created for me! Very nice colour scheme you picked and the saying is perfect and so true.....start each day with a grateful heart. Thank you for sending the extra notecard as well :)
Comment: Well at least we know your mail CAN reach me :-D This is a fabulous ATC, it's the first I've seen TH texture paste used on something in person! How fabulous! Certainly I need to try this one, thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration and beautiful ATC!
Comment: Thanks so much for the PC! I live pretty much on the outskirts of Portland, and while it does have a good arts (and I hear coffee) scene, traffic is so bonkers these days I hardly ever actually go into Portland proper. But it's a great place to visit!
Comment: Christine...thank you for hosting this fun swap. The cute items you sent did my heart good :) Your envelope art is so cute!! Hope you are seeing more spring signs than I am....over a foot of snow last week left me without power for 48 hours and tons of damage from winds to so many trees :( Hugs from NY...Charlene
Comment: Please, where are the higher ratings ???? You really made my day ! I found it in my PO box today and since it is freezing cold over here as well, I had to wait till I was back home... But then.... !!!!!!!! OMG ! I love the way you wrap it individually and than in this big envie. And you sent the perfect goodies !! Really perfect ! I <3 journaling cards and the paper and stickers, especially they fit perfectly in the photo album I make for my daughter right now. I am SO thankful and happy ! You are wonderful ! THANK YOU !!!!
Comment: What a perfect swap! I totally love everything! Thanks so much for the effort you put into it. I can't wait to play with these goodies, while I drink my tea ;) Again, thanks so much! I also love the really cool handmade envie that you put everything in!
Comment: Woo Hoo! Great ephemera from you today! Simply adore the 3 photos!! And I'm adding your library cards to my stash. You're a peach to have read my profile and found perfect goodies to tuck inside the notecard. I thank you enormously!!
Comment: Christine, thank you so much for sharing this darling ATC with me...and for the wonderful ephemera extras, too! I'm new to Michigan, and so far have only explored Grand Rapids and Muskegon...I love both places! I'm hoping to buy a sweet little vintage home n Muskegon in the late summer or early fall. I hope we are swap partners again soon!
Comment: What lovely goals! If you have an instragram account where you're going to record your photos I'd love to follow you. Being active will link into your goal about being healthier by your wedding anniversary so you are on the right track already! All the best for 2018!
Comment: Hello, Thank you so so much for the great things that you chose for me. I love them all. When I saw these postcards with Batman and Supermanfrom you, I squealed with joy like a little child. The coyoyte pc is also amazing. Also stamps on the envelope was nice. You really made my day ;) I'm waiting for another swap from this series. I enjoyed this one very much. Happy New Year!
Comment: Being kinder to yourself is an AWESOME goal, I think everyone should love themselves the most they can, after all, we're always gonna be around in our lives!! I hope looking after your body, life and mind helps you love yourself more, and generally that 2018 rocks!
Comment: Beautiful decos! I will enjoy decorating them. :) Your are nicer than the majority of decos I've seen, people don't always put that much care into them! Thanks for the thoughtful extras as well. <3
Comment: Wow! I just received this in the mail today and I love it! I appreciated the care you took in creating the stuffed pocket and the extra goodies you included :) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you Crystal! I'm so glad you like everything :) I knew who the Wayne Gretzky stamp had to go to once I saw I was sending to you :D
Comment: Hi Christine, I don't even know where to start with this rating? Those rings are sooo lovely and personal. It brought tears to my eyes when I got the package today. The people I love all included. thank you so much for taking such care and creating this for me. So very special.
Response: I am so happy to have had the chance to create them for you, and hope you will enjoy. I loved doing this swap with you and I know when I open my package from you, it is going to be exquisite and beyond amazing. Thank you!
Comment: thank you so much for the very lovely post cards they are really unusual and unique and of course the lynx is my favorite lovely choice .....i hope you have a lovely Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.......happy swapping Wendy
Response: Thank you Wendy â¤ï¸ I'm so glad they made the big journey and reached you safely. I hope you will enjoy!
Comment: Hi Christine & thank you for the Coyote Canada PC you sent to me. Congratulations on your weight loss & feeling better health. That is my goal also, to keep my weight & diet healthy. We got some Canada cold air all the way down here in Central FL. I'm enjoying the cooler days, cold nites. Happy December!
Comment: Really beautiful! Did you cut those guys out with an exacto? Please tell me how they were cut out. The b&w face pics what are they from? Cool retro images, did you print them? And last... the postcard "wonderful you" where did it come from? I love it! Thank you and I'm so sorry for your losses and send you love that everything gets better.
Comment: 5/18/17: This package arrived today -- beautifully wrapped and presented like the other one. The contents were also lovely and I'm thrilled with it. I've changed the rating to 5 now that it has arrived. Thank you. 5/11/17: I've been very slow to rate for this swap to give you the opportunity to sort it out. The send by date was 11/25. It shows sent 11/25. I don't believe you responded to my first inquiry on 12/3. On 1/14 you told me you would send it within the week. On 2/13 you told me you would send it within the week. I don't believe you have responded to my last inquiry on 4/20. I know you have some difficult stuff going on and I've tried to be understanding. Still, at almost 5 months late, I think I have to rate now. I'm happy to re-rate if something arrives.
Response: 05/16/17 Sent Priority via USPS
I have responded to every single message you sent. We had many back and forth. In fact, there was also messages from you where you had also completely forgotten about the swaps and our conversations. I understand your right to rate, but after our many conversations and you telling me you understand my situation and for me to not worry and take my time, I thought you could at least let me know you reached a point where you felt the need to give me 1s.
Comment: Edited 5/18/17: This package arrived today.
I must say, the contents are extremely generous and the packaging was just beautiful. You really made such an effort to make this so nice and I appreciate it so much. I'm changing the rating to 5 because you made good on your promise (stunningly) and on reflection, perhaps I shouldn't have rated you without expressly letting you know that I intended to. 5/11/17 I've been reluctant to rate this one as well (see other rating for ISS: Whatever Makes You Happy about the same time period) for the same reasons. We've had multiple back and forth messages on this one as well with multiple promises to send, but I still have not received anything after almost 5 months. Happy to rerate if something arrives.
Response: 05/16/17 Sent Priority via USPS
We were in regular contact about these, and I explained everything to you. You told me not to worry about it. That swapping shouldn't be a burden, and to take my time. I didn't plan on taking months, but I also didn't plan on my entire life being turned upside down and having to be watching my loved one dying. You are certainly entitled to rate how you wish, but I honestly would have appreciated at least a warning that you were about to rate me not one, but two 1's since we had been in regular communication.
Comment: Love, love, LOVE all the cool goodies in this bag. The tiny ceramic dog is perfect for a shadowbox I have. The cards and photos are beautiful and I appreciate and will use everything you sent. Thank you so much!
Comment: Rating on a photo as our postal system is in shambles. I love love love your ATC Christine. The confident look from under her hat just makes it come to life :) Your collage work is great. This does make me happy :) Happy swapping!!!!
Comment: Love that photo. Beautiful as always. Glad to see it in real life. It did not need extra postage. Some crazy postal worker. I am glad to receive it because it is a beautiful atc. Thank you.
Comment: I know it's not my birthday and too early for Christmas but want to say a huge THANK YOU for my swap. First of all, I love the ATC, the design is amazing and the paper envelope I love. The Holtz goodies make me smile (fabulous burlap stencil), the entire roll of Washi, hello I love this, but I am giddy as a school girl over the simplicity pattern, been looking for these for a while. YOU ROCK. Thanks again for making my day!!!!
Comment: Oh my, I absolutely adored my treat bag and all the wonderful goodies you sent with it! The chocolate lasted about 30 seconds after opening it, as I opened it in front of my dh, and he exclaimed "ah chocoate" now thats a swap I can enjoy! so thanks from me and the hubby!
Comment: I got the envelope today and it was definitely worth waiting for! I loved the ribbons, the beads in the pretty box, and especially the old postcards! And the envelope itself was so nicely decorated too. Thank you very much!
Comment: Hi Christine! Wow, tell me, WHAT was that gorgeous Anemone pavo Major rubber stamp you used on the envie? I must chase it down and acquire it--gorgeous! Then the presentation of your ATC was so nice, and the "discover" lady ATC itself so immaculate and beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Comment: Love your ATC! Some of your favorite things are also my favorite things. I also loved your pocket, very clever. Thank you for a wonderful swap and hosting. Too bad that more did not join in on this one. It was fun.
Comment: WOW!! your swap arrived today and I can't believe how gorgeous everything is! Your gifts are wrapped so beautifully I can hardly bare to unwrap them!
I opened your 'day one' package and I love the items you included! I can't wait to open tomorrow's package!
I really appreciate you re sending this swap, thank you. and thank you for all the effort you went creating my swap!
I would give you 10 hearts if I could! xx
Comment: Christine - your Green color series ATC is just wonderful! I love the old photo booth picture you used as well as the saying. And it was tucked into such a cute little green dotted envelope! And the mailing envelope was so fun - I loved all the different postage stamps you used and am prying them off and keeping them for future projects! Thanks for a fun swap. Cheers! Laurie
Comment: Thank you for the super cutely wrapped happy goodies! The notecards are beautiful and very useful for me, the Picasso postcards will probably end up on my wall some day soon and the erasers will go in my collection!
Comment: Christine I'm sorry I didn't rate sooner. You deserve 100 stars or more for the beautiful gorgeous box you made for me. My gosh I was stunned when I opened the pkg. The work you did is exquisite and I have it in a very special place on top of my dresser so that I see and use it everyday. It holds my most very favorite jewelry that I wear often so it's the last step in my getting ready each day. I will cherish it forever and it's something I will pass along to my first grand daughter someday since I don't have any daughters. I love it and will think of you each day! Thank you so much as I know it truly came from the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment of vintage paperies! Love the old photos and pc and what an interesting letter! Makes me want to know more about the people and how their lives turned out!
Comment: Wow wow wow! Thank you so much, Christine, for the assortment of stylish images, absolutely beautifully presented inside a very nice mail-art envie! The envelope alone had my mouth watering. :) What a wonderful package that totally brightened my day! <3
So glad you found the embossing powder too and hope you are having fun with it--please point me to a photo of one of your creations with it when you can. :)
Comment: Ooh it's here! I love the colours you used, so pretty! And the embellishments, and stamps- can't wait to use them. Thanks for doing this series of swaps with me, can't wait to do the next 2 - I've started planning and gathering materials for the flip book!
Comment: Wow! I am surprised with how much you were able to fit inside the notecard. I love everything and you have very good taste in paper patterns. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had so much fun with this swap and can't wait for the next one.
Comment: ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜â¤ï¸ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ Christine!!! You are such a clever leetle monkey! I absolutely ADORE ebberytang! The envelope is wonderful! The wrapping is inspiring! The skinny holder is brilliant! The skinny! Ah, the skinny is the cutest thing EVAH!!! I love your creativity and artistic eye. How lucky am I to have had you for my very first skinny swap partner? Pretty danged lucky, I'd say! WOOT!!! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ˜â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ OHOHOHOH!!! The Kliban Cat PC!!! It is a fantastic extra from the heart! Thankee ma'am!
Comment: Wow...you really made my day!! I am speechless!!! What a smashing awesome envelope. Christine, thank you so much for the lovely treasures from the past! I love all of it....wow...and such a clever wrapping! ...THANK YOU!
Comment: What a great altered tin!! Love the vintage style and theme---these swaps are quickly becoming a fave of mine:) You wrapped everything so beautifully and I'm sure to use the buttons and pix in future swaps. Thank you for a wonderful swap!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap package! Both of your vintage cards are beautiful. I particularly like the sweet little girl on the green card - stunning palette and composition. And THANKS for the pattern paper. I love to stamp on it then collage it -- it melts into the background for a lovely effect. So happy you joined this round. Hope to swap with you again soon. <3<3<3
Comment: Your swap was sure worth the wait! What lovely circle themed items you sent me! Love that wide polka dot washi! And your darling presentation with items inside polka dot bags and tied up with dotted ribbon! Really fun brads and classy chalkboard note card and envie, too.
Comment: Thank you for the resend! I am so sorry that the first one didn't arrive, but I appreciate this resend. The card and the message are lovely. I recognize that you were recovering during late summer, so I am thankful for your attention to this swap.
Comment: Sorry for the late rate! Lots of travel in Aug/Sept, so somehow your PC got mixed in with a bunch of other "no time to sort through mail." Thanks to another swapper inquiring about a PC she sent, I found yours. Thanks for sharing your August goals! Did you meet all of them? Nice PC!
Comment: I almost rated you for the wrong swap! Thanks so much for the reading list and for the Comic Calvacade PC! Also, forgive me for the late rate. This PC (along with one from another person) ended up at the bottom of a pile of junk mail. :-/
Comment: Thank you for the book intro :) sounds interesting, I've watched Stephen King movies but never read his books although I just got my first book by him in a private swap on here so I can't wait to try it out :)
Comment: Your fabulous ATC arrived today! Thanks so much for creating such a joyous piece of artwork and for sending it my way. Even your envelope was special as I love gardens and illustrations of them. After a long day at work it was wonderful to open my mail box to a Good Mail Day!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the M&M's.
Sorry for the late rating!
Good from you to asked me....
Because my head is full of different emotions the last time and sometimes I can forget something.
Sorry for that again....<3
Comment: hi :) your lovely package arrived yesterday thank you! I'm amazed at what you managed to find - it's next to impossible to find that kind of thing over here unless it's from your own family! i'm going to keep looking over the Summer - I'm hoping to visit a friend and I think there might be more shops that stock random old stuff near her!
Comment: Lovely Rolo! I always forget to use stamps on my rolos/atcs; love what you've done with them here. And the list of facts about you is perfect. The stamps!!!!!! OMG, so amazing!! Thanks so much for those. â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ (psst: working on a PM to you now.)
Comment: Such a wonderful package! I LOVED everything you sent!! The cool photos, the pretty box containing the AMAZING doll head, and (last but not least) the fabulous Catholic treasures!! Thank you for creating a swap package that was perfectly me. xx
Comment: HI Christine! I got your package today. It was amazing. Thank you so much. I absolutely loved everything. The first thing I noticed was the smell of that soap. Wow! So yummy. You definitely brought some sunshine to my day. :)
Comment: Christine, you picked much more than 3! I like everything, especially the polar bear postcard... and the stamps... and the lovely note-card... and the pink notebook...! I also love the way you wrapped everything! Thank you! :-)
Comment: lovely PC. I hope you were able to meet most or even all of your goals for that week. I love that you ended with trying to relax. It would be a good one for me to add to my list.
Response: Trying to relax always seems to be a big one for me :) Just a little reminder to slow down and find a few moments to just be. I did meet many of my goals, and hope you had some success too :) Thanks so much for rating!
Comment: I truly don't have words to describe how amazing the pacage you sent me is. I opened it with DH watching, and now I think he might want to hire you to find all my birthday and Christmas presents! The beautiful brooch, the incredible antique photo, those darling tiny buttons, the pefrect vintage compact, and even a Lefton dog! It was even wrapped beautifully! I can't even begin to pick my favorite item. Nevermind giving you a heart, I want to drive up to Canada and give you a massive hug for sending me the absolute BEST swap I have ever received. Thank you thank you thank you thank you !!!
Response: Awww best message ever. You've made my day! I'm so glad that everything survived the mail! I'm so happy that you love everything I picked for you, and hope you will enjoy your little treasures. Come on over any time! We can go vintaging together!! :D I am also available to help your hubby. Will work for vintage goodies :) Thanks so much for the wonderful rating!
Comment: You did a GORGEOUS job with this!! It absolutely made my day! Every pocket held a new surprise. This is definitely on my list of top swaps that have fit my profile/personality super well. Go you!!
Response: Thank you Holly! I'm really glad you like everything I picked for you! I had so much fun working on that swap, and so happy it made your day. Thank you so much for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for such a sweeeeeet package! The papers are ahhhmazzing:) Truly, I love them, they are just my style. Everything was packaged beautifully, the tag, ribbon, all of it was just perfect. Would you consider adopting me...it is my dream to have a family member with a quilt shop:):) Please PM me if she has an online store as well...I really like to buy fabric! Thank you again for a great swap ♥
Response: Thanks so much for the rating! I'm glad you love all the papers. They were pretty much all my faves :) Sure, we'll adopt you! Come on over :D
Comment: Hi Christine! Received your swap today (sadly it was laying on a post office shelf since 29.12., I got an invoice just today..) - thank you!:)
Wow, you went above and beyond - your package was like a Christmas again! I like all you sent to me and it was so nicely wrapped! I appreciate your input in this swap. Thank you for: tea bags, tea light candles, teacup table mat, lip balm, nice greeting card and scented sachet (it was just what I need for my closet).
Happy New 2015!:)
Response: Thank you so much! I'm really happy you loved everything I picked for you. It was a lot of fun!
Comment: Best of all the Christmas themed swaps I have received! Lovely wrapping, classy card with the mittens on a clothesline and birds. You so carefully chose items I would love - thanks for all your effort to study my profile and bless me! The terrific vintage math cards (with the darling child on the back), classy vintage Christmas postcards, fun Disneyland Paris pc and the great old school photo pc, nice notebook - and I've never seen the Tim Holtz trinket pins - absolutely love them! The packet of 2 sheets of Holtz rub ons are fantastic. Thank you so very much for your thoughtful generosity! 100 hearts to you!
Response: I'm so glad you love everything I sent for you :) I loved going through your profile and finding little things to send. Happy that you will enjoy :) Thank you, Shirley!
Comment: What a lovely colorful, birdie card you made me and the surprises - you went way above & beyond! I love the neat handmade holder of the tea bag - and the Chai French Vanilla tea, oh, it sounds yummy! Love the s stickers, USA postage stamps, and extra birdie/flower card. It was like Christmas. Thank you very much!! :)
Response: Thank you so much for your message and the rating :) I'm really glad that you love everything!
Comment: Oh wow!! This is by far one of the cutest things I've ever received, seriously, loving it!! Thank you for making those amazing envelopes, already opened the first, loved the Alice in Wonderland postcards, so cute!! Will be looking forward the rest of the week, you really made my day!! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful swap and for sending such a thoughtful package. You're the best!
Response: Thank you so much for your notes! I'm so glad you are loving everything I sent. I had a lot of fun putting everything together for you!
Comment: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love with your amazing handmade silver earrings! <3 They are so beautiful the hammered silver rings and the gorgeous beads in brown and turquoise colors- one of my favorite color combos!! You are such a sweetheart to make them for me. I will treasure them!! I wish I could give you a heart a 100 times bigger than the usual one, because that is how special you are for being such a thoughtful and generous swapper!
Response: Thank you sooo much for your note and rating! I'm glad you love the earrings, and so happy to know I got the colors right :D Hope you will enjoy :)
Comment: oh my goodness Christine! I absolutely love love the pc you sent! And the brads are amazing!!! I'm drooling over them...they are so pretty. Thank you so much, you went way above the swap requirements and you deserve so many hearts...such a wonderful surprise for me, it made me grin ear to ear! I am so grateful to you :)
Response: I'm so glad you love everything I picked for you! Many thanks for the rating!
Comment: Wow! What a beautiful 7 days of happiness did you sent me! The bags look lovely and I opened tuesday and wednesday and was completely happy with the stuff inside. These envelopes will keep me hapy the next few days :-)
And really, you don't have to make apologies for the receycled package; I think in fact that's very good. Thank again! Best wishes, Henny
Response: I had a lot of fun putting everything together, and I'm so glad you love what I sent. Thanks so much for the rating!
Comment: Christine Just received your cute postcard of the squirrels yesterday (10/18/2014). Do not know when you mailed it because it wasn't stamped. Just looked and saw you mailed it on 9/26/2014 and you were the coordinator. Don't know where it went or where it sat for almost a month. The post office sometimes does weird things to postcards. Shirley
Response: Wow, those little squirrels had quite the long journey! I believe I actually sent that one from the U.S. too, so it would arrive faster. Not sure what happened, but glad it arrived to you at last :) Thanks so much for rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful things you sent me, I love everything :). I have a silly question, for the small envie you used 2 circles, where you put the twine around so the envelope is closed. Could you pls tell me how those are called? I donÂ´t know it ;), but I love those :). Thanks a lot again, best wishes, Betty
Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful rating :) I'm so happy that everything arrived safely and you love everything. I LOVE Papaya too :D As far as I know, the envelopes are called string-tie envelopes :) Thanks for swapping, and being part of the group!
Comment: Hi Christine - Thank you for the package that arrived today. I love the tea and the journal cards (so handy) and owls definately make me happy - love them. Thank you for organising this swap too. All the best Jane x jep1068
Response: Thank you so much, Jane! I'm really glad you like the goodies I picked for you :) Many thanks for being a wonderful member of the group!
Comment: I love the concept for this swap and was so happy to get your package in the mail! Thanks!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived to you, and I'm happy to hear you are enjoying the swap! I hope you managed to find a few goodies to keep :) Thanks so much for the rating, and being part of the swap :)
Comment: Thank you for the great envie! Love the colors and the stamps you used. I really love the items you included. What a fabulous airmail envie and stamps!!! Not to mention the airmail labels. I will hoard them in my collection. Love it all. Hugs and 100 Hearts. Mona
Response: I'm so glad you love everything! Thanks so much for the 5 and heart!
Comment: Another total treat, especially the glittery Santa postcard and the bling -I'm gathering up "diamondy" bling for a bracelet! I even noticed an awesome winter Olympics stamp on the vintage envie, so cool. You rock. :OD
Response: When I spotted that postcard, I thought it was just perfect for you! I'm glad you'll be able to put the bling to good use too. So glad you loved everything! Enjoy, friend :)
Comment: Oh, my goodness, what a truly beautiful 1941 envelope, and all the old stamps, and I love the vintage Valentine and postcard. But most of all, I loved the black-and-white photo of the little boy with the hoop. He's so sweetâ™¥ Thank you so much, I love everything!
Response: Thank you so much! I'm really happy that you love everything, and hope you will enjoy :) I had fun putting everything together for you.
Comment: Oh my gosh, what a beautiful package of goodies. I hope you're not bored being my partner, cuz I love having you!
Response: I love sending to you! I think we have some similar tastes and your profile is nice and clear on what you like. Makes it pretty easy for me to find little goodies for you :) I'm glad you like what I sent this time. Thanks so much for the 5 and heart!
Comment: Absolutely stunning rings Christine! I am in awe! So lovely! I can't believe you made me a 'roro' ring!! Eeeee! You're amazing, thank you SO much for this swap! Here is a photo I took: http://instagram.com/p/oUH0_dKbZq/ Hope you enjoy my swap as much as I do yours! Will treasure these forever♥
Response: I'm really happy that you love your rings! I enjoyed making them for you. Thanks for sharing the pic too! Loved seeing them on you :) So glad we got to do this swap
Comment: Thank You so very much! I adore Burt's Bees and everything else you packaged for me. Thank you so very much. But mostly I really really thought that the packaging was beautiful. You have set a high standard. Thank you
Response: You made my day! So glad you loved everything :) Many thank for the 5 and heart !
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a beautiful hand-drawn sun ATC! I so wish I could draw! This is definitely one my favorites I've gotten in a swap and I am so happy to add it to my collection. Sending sunshine your way too! :)
Response: Thank you so much! You are the first person I've ever sent a hand-drawn ATC to, so it really made my day to know you liked it and will enjoy :) Many thanks for the 5 and heart!
Comment: Thank you for all I love:)! The bookmark is very interesting and Alice postcard is new for me!
Response: I'm so happy you like what I sent :) I was hoping the Alice would be new for you. I saw the bookmark and thought it was a bit different and cute. Hope you will enjoy! Many thanks for 5 and heart!
Comment: I just received your envie & all the fun junkie goodies! (Gosh! ! The P.O. is slow sometimes! They also ripped half of your stamps off your envie...Gerry!) But your little package was stellar....many â™¥s to you!!
Response: Glad it arrived at least intact! Sounds like that package had quite the journey :) I'm so glad you liked your goodies. Thanks so much for rating and heart!
Comment: You lost 30 pounds even though you had surgery? And was sick? You are such an amazing inspirational person. I have figured out so far from 2 journals I received AND my own that everyone starts off going great and then hits a wall. AND in knowing that, it makes me feel better about my journey! If you are interested in doing a 1 month journal, we could give it a try!
Response: Before, I would have been disappointed in my results, but doing the journal with you taught me a lot. This time I was determined to do my best, learn from mistakes, get up if I fall down, and also to be patient and not measure and compare to previous times. I did great and was pretty disciplined, but after the surgery and being out of routines, I did hit a bit of a wall too and trying to get myself re-motivated. It's never going to be perfect :) We all have our struggles, and good and bad days. The thing is to just keep chugging away with it :) I would love to do a journal with you!
Comment: thank you for the postcard, especially i like the golden horse stamp ^^ i like snowww, lol
Response: You're welcome! The stamp was our special commemorative stamp for the Year of the Horse, so it was the perfect one :) We had way too much snow this year, so I'm glad spring is here! Thanks for joining the swap, and for rating :)
Comment: I love my little book!! Thank you so much Christine - it is beautiful. Everything you made is just great, love the notecards, and the tags. The washi tape is divine. Such a lovely and generous swap. :)
Response: Thank you so much Cynthia! I am so glad it survived the big trip, and so happy that you love everything :) Many thanks for your lovely comments, and for the 5 and heart!
Comment: I received your parcel last week but I was abroad, so I havenÂ´t opened it until today.
Thank you!!!!! I love the earings!!!. You do such a great job with your jewellery. Please, let me know when you receive my parcel
Response: I'm so happy you love the earrings! I hope you will enjoy :) Thanks so much for the pvt swap. It's been wonderful!
Comment: Thank you! I don't think words can tell you just how happy you made me. This package put a huge smile on my face. I love absolutely everything you sent. It is completely awesome. Have a happy day! :)
Response: So glad you love everything! I hope you will enjoy :) Thanks so much for rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope I recceived today. I love the teas and I love the way you packaged everything. So much attention to details, it looks and smells great. Thank you! A heart and a star for you :)
Response: Thank you for the heart and star! I love fussing with things, so I'm happy you liked :) Hope you will enjoy the teas. They are my faves :)
Comment: Haha, I totally don't want it to snow this year. I got so soft and can't stand cold this year, I don't know why haha. I'm happy every day when it's sunny / rainy! Thanks for the postcard of a painting you've sent :)!
Response: Glad it arrived safely! Our weather has been so cold and so much snow. I need spring to get here! Thanks for rating!
Comment: What an amazing card you sent me Christine :) Thank you so much. And your handwriting is really beautiful! Hmm, I wish we had "some kind of winter" because this year it feels like an everlasting autumn and I prefere winter and cold above that ;) Have a nice weekend, Aline
Response: Thank you so much Aline! I'm really glad you like the PC :) I would gladly trade you weather :D This has been the coldest and most snow in winter we have had in many many years. We've had days of temps around -24c. We have 2 seasons here: very hot and very cold!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envelope I've received today!! I love the stamps you decorated your envie with, and I love the teas, the quote (it's on my wall now, where I collect cards with inspiring quotes on it) and the cards!! Thank you very very much, you really put some effort in it :-D
Response: Thank you so much Colinde! I enjoyed putting everything together for you, and so happy you are enjoying the goodies :) Many many thanks for swapping, for the lovely message here, and for the ratings :)
Comment: thankyou so much i wish i could give you more than a 5 heart i love everything you sent and i will be using my planner you sent me that it very useful as i have so many hospital appointments and i love the wrapping and tags i just cant thank you enough hope you have a great new year hugs x
Response: You made my day :) I really enjoyed putting this swap together, and so happy that you love everything. Thank you for rating and for the heart. Happy New Year to you, and all the best in 2014! Hugs xo
Comment: Christine, thank you for a fabulous package. I love the owl purse and sticky notes, the notecards are so pretty, I really like the nail files. I absolutely love the Waterhouse postcards (and the pug!) And you got me PEPPERMINT PATTIES, I can now happily see how many I can eat in one go! Seriously, thank you so much. Have a wonderful Christmas. â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: You're so welcome Zoe! I really hope you will enjoy your goodies. I wanted to keep you stocked up on the York's for a bit :D Let me know how many, ok? lol I am still saving my gifts from you for tomorrow so I at least have a few things to open :) Have a very wonderful Christmas!
Comment: I consider myself lucky to have had you as a partner for this swap......the earrings you sent to me are gorgeous!!
They are just my style and I will be showing them off at work tomorrow! (I have an extra set of holes in my ears so I can wear the studs along with one of the other pairs you sent.) Thank you so much and I want to mention that your packaging of the earrings was beautiful!! Chari
Response: Thank you so much, Chari! I am so happy that you love your earrings. I had a great time making them for you! I wasn't sure if the little studs were too small, but I"m happy you will be able to enjoy them too.
Comment: Christine, I feel so spoiled right now! :D When your package arrived I couldn't believe it! So much really great things you put in there for me. The teas are really something. I will have a cup (in my new mug!) this evening. :) And the socks: fit perfectly! I think this is the best package I received so far. Thank you so much! Consider this like five hundred hearts! :)
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely mesage :) I'm so glad everything got to you and safely! I really had so much fun putting it together for you and hope you will enjoy. Have a cozy evening :))
Comment: This has to be the best presented tea i have ever gotten!!! i love the little envelope you made with the pockets...way to go...if i could give you many more hearts i would
love the tea too!!!