Comment: he GIANT box came this evening when my 5 and 2 yr old grandsons were here......I cheated and opened everything.....I can't tell you how very special you made me feel....it felt like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one! The boys enjoyed helping me open everything. We all agreed that we loved the scent of the Scentsy Flower. Giving you 100 hearts would not even be enough to show you how happy you made me!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap. This is one of my favorite swaps I enjoy doing. So glad I could put a smile on your face!
Comment: Hi there Tracy, thank you so much for the very cute puppy card, my daughter snatched it away! I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas with you son, all the best and Happy Holidays! Thank you for the adres labels, perfect fpr this season!
Response: Thanks for rating and have a great holiday!
Comment: Thank you for your answers. Was a fun game. The very first answer, predictable, I also had answered--BORING-- We had a couple of others that were the same too. Hope to see another round # 3. Thanks again.
Response: Thanks for rating and joining. It is always interesting reading someone else's take on the same exact words. Yep predictable just sounds Boring! hahahha
Comment: Love the goodies; they are sooo perfect! We're finally cooling off some here too, so yay! 2 of my friends took me to see "Wicked" when it was here a few years ago and I loved it! I had previously read the book and REALLY wanted to see it. It wasn't quite the same but still as good! Thank you!
Response: Wicked is my all time favorite musical. Thanks so much for rating and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: This was so cute I loved the letter I think most dogs try to pee on it We had a cat once he loved the tree always hiding in it Looks like a fake tree this year Merry Christmas and thank you so much you made my day!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap! Have a merry christmas.
Comment: I enjoyed your letter. You mentioned a few things that I also love that I didn't think of for my letter...I love the Sleigh Ride song too...I get so happy whenever I hear it! I also love nutcrackers. I don't have any but every year I think about buying one! I guess I'm just waiting for the right one. Lol! I'm listening to Dominic the Donkey right now and it is pretty cute! I had never heard of it before! Thanks for sharing...Merry Christmas!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for your very pretty list. I really enjoyed reading it. So my question is, y'all have fireplaces in Texas? lol I really had fun with this swap and appreciate you hosting it. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Response: Yes we do have fireplaces! It's funny we hardly use them. It does get cold but never lasts. We have lit our fireplace maybe 5 times....it's more a decoration than anything. Thanks for swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the card and the samples, Tracy! I can't wait to try them, but the way you made the Christmas tree gift box was so nice! It looked like a gift pack one could purchase in the store! Thanks again :)
Comment: I am feeling all Christmassy after reading your list! Will check out the biscuits and the movies you mention in your letter! And the man himself!!( Jim!) ðŸ˜
Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful Christmas!! XXX ðŸ’–ðŸŽ„ðŸŽ†ðŸŽ…
Comment: I have just returned from a backpacking trip and have received 3 postcards from Tracy. She really went above and beyond to rectify the lost postcard. Thanks so much...
Response: DATE: JUNE 18 -- Never communicated to me that was not received. Will send out another tomorrow. I rarely join a public swap because of issues like this. 6/25/15 - UPDATE. I had sent 3 additional PCs once I received the one rating and made sure I sent one PC with tracking. Tracking info states received on June 22 -- Tracking info: 9505 5110 1903 5170 0972 00 Swapper has not logged in since she gave me the 1 rating. :-( - THANKS FOR AWESOME RATING and glad it was finally received!!!
Comment: Thanks for the card and especially for the address stickers. I enjoyed your list of things you like about Christmas - it's fun to read about other people's traditions, films they watch and music they hear, etc!
All the best for 2015 x
Response: Thanks for the rating. I enjoy swaps like that as well and learning what others traditions are.
Comment: Sorry about that, I'm not as active on swap-bot as I used to be but I have received your packege and it was lovely, I started using everything right away, I just had some of the tea. Thank you.
Response: So glad it made it. I was worried for a bit there. Glad you liked it!
Comment: Woof Woof! Thank you Doyle doggies for the super fun Christmas card!!! My mommy hung my card up with ones that she received and I am proud to have one of my very own! Sounds like you all have a terrific Christmas morning planned!! I hope you get lots of bacon! I am sure your mommy will drop a few pieces for all of you! Merry Christmas! Woof! Your friend, Zoey
Response: I think the swap was so fun to do!! Have a merry Christmas!!! I think Bacon may be in their future!!! WOOF WOOF!
Comment: Thank you for your swap. I read the first 11 or so Alex Cross, then I got bored with them. I like his Michael Bennett series and a lot of him stand alones. I'm listening to his new one ~ Invisible ~ right now. It's good, and the guy who does the voice for the bad guy is wonderfully creepy. :)
Response: I like the Michael Bennett line as well. Thanks for hosting his one and for the rating.
Comment: Great job on the journal. OMG I had the same Barbie dream house! That brought back so many memories. I loved that thing! I also love the quote and I agree creepy postcard! Can't wait to see Maleficent. Thanks for the journal and all the work that you put into it. Cheers! :)
Response: So glad you liked it. I can't believe my modge podge fiasco! I loved that Barbie dollhouse. If I had a little girl she I mean I would get it again! So glad you enjoyed it. I eloped doing it!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and book list. I don't read Steven King - he's too scary for me to read before I go to sleep
Response: Not all of his (Stephen King) books are "scary" as in ghosts etc. Some can be very Sci-Fi. Of course the one I recommended dwells on this telepathy and vampire type people. lol Glad you liked the list and thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks so much for your swap. It's always neat to learn how others come up with their name. I always assumed Little was the nickname for you, but thought it was "Tis" just a different way to say IS. :)
Response: I never thought of it that way about my name? I think its neat to find out where your ID came from - some are just not quite so obvious. Thanks for the quick rating!
Comment: You certainly outdid yourself on this one! I love how you wrote it as Dorothy (hope I didn't miss that in directions?) Very fun to read and can't wait for the next swap!...The house stationary is so cute and thanks for the nice tags, stickers, and pretty flowers as well!
Response: Yes the swap was supposed to be you as Dorothy - I will reword it for the next round. I would love to do all the characters as themselves. Makes it come alive and just different view points from the partners. No worries though - I liked yours!! So glad you liked it!
Comment: Excellent choices! I never thought of running from the witch or surrender Dorothy. Love the Texas pc as well, Thanks!
Response: I love these short but simples swaps. I've really tried going outside the box with some of them. Some letters are just so hard to come up with something. thanks for being such a great group member!
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap I need to do more writing like this.
A special thanks for sharing your life with me
FIY you didn't sign the letter :(
Response: Thanks for the rating. I know I kind of struggled with the do I type a signature do I just sign it? I just went with a creative judgment and left it off. Now I know I should've just signed it!
Comment: Thank you, I enjoyed reading about your day. I hope your meeting was a success. Sending the photo was genius. Have a great weekend.
Response: It was such a hectic day but I have a motto never let them see you sweat or maybe that is just my deodorant commercial talking! Glad you liked the picture! It was so much fun and thanks for the rating.
Comment: Oh my gosh! Your letter was a very welcome distraction from the stress of the holidays. I chuckled and grinned throughout it all. I especially loved the way in which you "got to know me" once you started drinking. I felt like you were actually REALLY interested in me. Thanks for the great letter!
Response: It was an awesome swap and your profile makes it easy to help facilitate a conversation with you! Felt like you were right there next to me drinking! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter. I really appreciated reading about your mother :) The mail here in Portugal has been a mess, so I just recieved yesterday the letter.
Happy holidays :) Happy new year
Response: Thanks so much for listening. That swap always helps around this time of year! Happy Holiday and New Year!
Comment: Thank you! Happy Saint Nicholas Day! Merry Christmas! I've noticed that we are some of the ones having a blast getting all the Christmas cards this year. Actually, I've feared sending the same card to people that I have gone out to buy more boxes of cards just so I would know I wasn't sending duplicates. The harder part is remembering what I've written in the cards! I feel worse sending the same message than the same card! Have a great weekend! *goes back to writing cards*
Response: I am so glad we keep getting partnered up. I too wonder how many times did I tell you what I am doing or did I send this card already hahahahah. No worries I'm just addicted them! Merry christmas....gotta go fill out some more cards hahahah
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful wise men nativity Christmas card and address labels. On those labels were 2 other labels for Lin W. & Gail K. I hope that they were not meant to be labels on a swap you needed to send out.
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Blessings, ellie
Response: YOu know I looked ALL OVER for those labels. Then I thought I was nuts and didn't do them so yep for a swap. Sorry about that! So glad you liked the card. The message and the card together so stunning. Wise men still seek him! Have a blessed Christmas!!!
Comment: Hi Tracy. Thanks for the cute card. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your dad. I sent out a card to your Grandma today, I really enjoyed doing that since I can't send one to mine. Thanks for doing that. Hope she has a happy holidays! Merry Christmas! :)
Response: My grandmother will be so appreciative. She lives in a private housing where they live one their own but have access to care as needed. She likes the freedom but not the isolation! She is going to be the envy of the people on her floor with all the cards!! Thanks again and Merry Christmas.!
Comment: Thank you, Tracy! I do hope your holiday is stress-free. I think it's pretty impressive that you're done with your shopping. (And thanks for the labels, they're much nicer than the plain ones I printed up for myself and they'll come in handy.)
Response: So glad you liked the labels. I started very early this year and so glad I did. Now I can really enjoy myself. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Still stalking me with Christmas cards I see. Will the fun never end? :-) Since red is my favorite color & I love sparkly cards, this one was perfect! Thanks for the cute gift tag too. Love you!
Response: Yes I am so stalking you and I knew you would love that one. All that glitter is hard to contain to just one person so I had to share! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you! We are certainly going to be exchanging a bunch, I believe. Just poke me if I send you a duplicate card due to frazzled brain. Waiting in anticipation until after Thanksgiving when I can hang up all my cards.
Response: Just call me your card pal. I've been trying to send you all different ones too! I can't wait to display mine too! trying to make something to help hang them. I've got quite a few so far. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for your list!! I loved everything!! :-) The Wizard of Oz is a classic! You can never go wrong with that movie. It's one of my faves. I too, watch sad movies for a good cry. And you do have a great job with all those perks. I'm a lil jelous. lol :-)
Response: THank you for your lovely rating. You should join my group WWOZ - Wonderful Wizard of Oz!
Comment: Loved the card, recipe, and to/from tags you sent me, "T". Thanks for the swap friend, love you! :-)
Response: Awe you are too sweet you know that!! I just updated the ole profile a bit. Gonna add more cheery Christmas stuff. Glad you liked the tags. I'm messing around with stuff to include inside the cards that are different but usuable to a wide audience. I don't like to just send a card. I'm crazy lol Thanks for the loving rating - love ya too!
Comment: OH, come on! As soon as i opened your mail everything was gone - my mom just had to have the PC to show what kind of color tulips she wanted in the garden, my friend loved what she described as "adorable girly paper thingy" and the other friend grabed the "girls night out cards" (that are awesome BTW :D) so now i have to get back all the awesome things that you sent since i'm not sharing! oh, Thank you for the package!!! Awesome :) :) :)
Response: I am so very glad you liked everything! I hope you and your girls will have fun with those cards!!! I'm so glad you can use them! Thanks for the very kind rating - it was my pleasure!
Comment: Tracy--what a splendid assortment to try out! What you sent are all totally new to us! Hubby was digging into this box faster than I could! He usually could care less about Swap-Bot packages other than helping me open some because of my hand arthritis. I cannot wait to try out a couple of the flavors in the morning! Maybe a decaf tonight at bedtime while I read for a bit. Thanks SO much! Wish I could give more than one star!
Response: I am so glad you liked them! We have a kcup store that opened up near me so I stock up! Tell hubby to enjoy! Mine does the same!
Comment: Thanks for all of the yummy cups! And a special big thanks for reading my note and sending things I can enjoy on the diabetic diet. I've lost 34 pounds, blood sugar is normal now - gotta keep it going! Thank You -hugs!
Response: Good job on the weight loss! Glad you can enjoy these kcups. They are wonderful! Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you very much for the mapcard. I am looking forward to summer when I can go on our boat. I miss it during winter.
Response: Glad you liked the card. The water is getting cooler but the heat outside is still there. We have a few more weeks of boat weather and the. It gets closed up for the season. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Great foil-pack Bruschetta Chicken Bake Recipe. I definitely will be trying this recipe for my hubby. Always looking for something different to try. thank you for sharing with me. Happy Mailings, ellie
Response: It is so delicious! So easy to make too. You will love it. Thanks for swapping and the rating.
Comment: Thanks for joining the swap, and thank you for your answers. I can't believe you didn't know of GRs! You definitely should go join up. I love it there so much. Great recommendations, great way to keep track of what you read and fun groups if you like that. :)
Response: Thanks for the rating; when I used to log into amazon - I used to review a lot and that was how I kept track - but that was years ago - I will definitely be checking out GRs. Who knew! That is why this place is so great - keeps me informed!
Comment: Really loved your Halloween card, was so cute and your letter. Yes I completely agree love to dress up and always have a million ideas haha. Handing candy out to the kids is the best we always get them spooky themed stuff and the excitement on their faces is awesome. We have a big animated scary butler that scares them too haha. Your photos were awesome too, love your costumes and edward scissorhands! Glad to see another Halloween fan,loads of people I know don't like the holiday at all. Also you rock so much the elvira stickers are amazing, was so hyper when I seen them :D Thanks again for this cool swap really cheered me up and got me in the mood for the best time of year. Hope you have a fangtastic Halloween dude!!!!!! :D xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Response: Wow tbat git to you super quick! So glad you liked it. I need some ideas! Send them my way! I am so glad you liked the labels! Thanks for the rating! Have a spooktakular day!
Comment: I love how Dorothy is 3D and looks like she's actually in the crystal ball in the ATC. I love the Dr. Seuss card and Wizard of Oz stickers. Thanks!
Response: I am so very glad you liked it and that it came through just how I wanted it to with the crystal (the glass ball). I love the WWOZ so very much. So glad you liked it and thanks for the rating! Be sure to keep joining the rest of the series!
Comment: Tracy, I had to laugh at your postcard! Really, your intern sounds awful! I hoped writing about it helped get it off your chest.
Response: Thanks for the rating. She got even worse on Friday. It took three hours to input one flight detail on a form and about 300 questions. Another co-worker said I have the patience of a saint lol. I really don't but I think I was just really too busy to respond hahaha. Love these swaps!
Comment: I received your matchbox today (and all the extra goodies). I love it! Yellow is my favorite! And the box was decorated great (Can't ever go wrong with JD LOL). Thanks for a great swap. BTW-I love the owl card also. :)
Response: I am so glad you liked it. The tape on it ended up giving me a headache trying to make it stay sticky and still work like a drawer for the matchbox. I hope I picked a good JD picture - looks like he is just looking at you when you clear the items out of the way LOL Thanks for doing this!
Comment: I LOVE Stove Top, too. and NOT just at the holidays!! Wow, I just noticed that the cards need to be ON THEIR WAY tomorrow!! I guess I will be eating things out of boxes tonight, or just using the boxes and leaving MISC stuff for my kids in the cupboard... yes, that will work, too... lol thanks for the great card and the "hint" to get going...
Response: I make these really great to bakes. Chicken, stove top and a can of diced tomatoes. Add some Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Dinner is done moist and delicious! Got that from Kraft.com. Glad you got the card!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I just LOVE that movie. I have seen it on the AMC channel and they give pop ups on the bottom to let you know about the movie. He did that quote in one take!! Amazing. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Hey.. I have that collection too and some other ones that I bought off of ebay that is one of the reasons I created the swap also.. but I like mine written on.. so as people send me any from the collection I swap them out for the unwritten ones =o)
Thanks for that one.. I love it..
Response: I just love sulley! I want to squeeze him! Thanks for rating!
Comment: Hate the long lists of do not sends on profiles. I had a profile based swap where I finally had to send a message and ask if certain things were ok, because I just didn't know with all of her do not sends.
Response: I stay away from profile based swaps for just that reason! I would be the one to get someone with a long list of dislikes! Thanks for rating and joining!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package. I love everything you picked out for me. All of it will come in handy in my sewing and crochet projects. I can't wait to try out the fun yarn. You are very generous.
Response: So glad you liked everything! It was fun putting it together. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the great share! How nice of you to angel such a large swap - yikes and kudos to you! I so enjoy swap-bot and hope I don't ever feel the need to stop having fun with it! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I tend to try to stay away from the drama, send what I would like to get in return and be thankful with what I receive. I use it has my motto. Happy swapping!
Comment: I'm sorry that it took me so long to rate you -- my husband apparently can sniff out books and was so excited about your package that he woke me up from sleep to open it -- then put it under my dresser. Needless to say, I forgot about receiving it ... I am excited to read a thriller -- I haven't read one for a while and this one sounds interesting -- thanks!
Response: So glad you got it. It's a great book enjoy!
Comment: Wow! I bet this one was hard for you to send away! It is just beautiful! I can not believe it is your first one as it looks so professional! I love the extras too and I appreciate your making almost the whole book in my fav colors. If I saw one like this on Etsy...I would buy it. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you so much! I did have a few trial and error mishaps along the way. Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Sorry that I was late rating you. My son brought the mail in last week when I was at work and he forget to give me your postcard until today. Luckily I do not see my boss very often so I do not have the same issues as you. I would hate to work for a lazy cheater. Good Luck.
Response: Thanks for the rating. It was a great swap to VENT! Boy I needed it. Might need to send out a PC a day for all the issues I go with on a daily basis.
Comment: Terrific atc ... Love your style... Would like to know where you got your atc sleeve... I also plan on using that great note card in a future swap.. Love to recycle nice things... Thank you very much
Response: Thank you for the kind words! The ATC sleeves are by Tim Holtz and they come 10 to a package. I got mine in Michaels. I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the trio of puzzle books! The Sukoku book looks interesting since I have only ever done the regular ones. Can't wait to try the other ones. The word seeks have to be good since they are Odie approved. :) I was excited to see the variety puzzle book since I used to do some of the puzzles from my mom's copies when I was younger. Thanks again! :)
Comment: You went above and beyond on this swap. My little Jill never plays with toys until I opened this package up. I never seen her play so hard for such a little Chihuahua. You are a A1 swapper and you deserve more than a 5 and a heart my dear. Hugs too you. Robin
Comment: Lovely thank you hope your christmas rocked! I love dexter and this was amazing, did you see the new season so so good :) xxxxxxxx
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I had no idea they made postcards until i got yours. I saw the dexter playing cards and thought hmm I can make a postcard. So glad you liked it. I think you would like @Dexteraddict83 She loves Dexter just as much as us. Love this season!!
Comment: love reading your answers , also would love a money tree there is never enough money , and coal would be good for the fire LOL , my daughter got a coal gift card from her older brother . I Hope you had a nice Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Comment: Enjoyed the scene on your Christmas card, it oddly looks like my house with how the place is set up. Fireplace, tree on the left, love seat on the right...(see my profile!)...thanks for the extra Christmas tags too--can't wait to use them! â™¥debbie
Response: I just saw your profile picture and yes it does look like the christmas card I sent - how funyny!! Thanks for the wonderful comments!
Comment: Tracy, I LOVED your package which came today. I had begun to feel a little gypped with some skimpy swaps lately, and so this made my day!! You reminded me that there are good swappers out there!
Response: Oh I am so glad!!! I enjoyed putting it together for you!
Comment: Thank you for a real nice card. Merry Woof Woof. Hope your stockings are full of toys and treats. Happy holidays, Dynamite, Zeus, New Dog, Platinum and Tracy
Response: Merry woof woof to you - the dogs are licking me - they just love swap bot too. It was so much fun to see cards addressed to the doggies from everyone's pets. We should all do this again! Merry Christmas! Tracy
Comment: Thank you for your Christmas card and comments. I must agree seeing your children's faces opening gifts is priceless. We only have grown children and grown grand children now and so the joy is not there on the faces as it used to be. Sadly we tend to lose the excitement and sheer joy of giving & receiving. Yes we donate time & gifts to help out other people. Have a blessed & safe Christmas, and a prosperous new year
Comment: 'Meow Meow Meow' to you. We like the card you all sent. Our 'Mom' is hanging it up in a special place just for our cards. Have a great Christmas and we hope Santa Claws brings you lots of treats & toys!! (=^.^=)
Comment: Oh dearest Tracy you way out did yourself!! The coffees the postcards GIRL YOU ROCK!!! I love everything, the boys loved the Texas card,,, something about Texas and boys.....wink! LOL! They love anything Texas! THANKS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!! Have a ver Merry Christmas....don't spoil Tommy and Anthony tooooo much, wink do it!! Spoil the boys! I know I will! Hugs, Dawn Gallop stampmom9
Response: Oh Dawn it was really my pleasure! I was so happy I got you again for another swap!!! I am so glad they enjoyed the Texas stuff hahaha. Have a merry christmas my friend! Here's to spoiling the boys!
Comment: Thank you Tracy. I got your card; we spent about 2 months outside of Houston a few years ago...just in time to attend the International Quilt Show there! Nice city but it sure gets wet when it rains!!!
Comment: Tracy, thank you for the stack of great postcards! It's impossible to pick a favorite, but the Zorayda Castle card comes closest. And I love the Dorothy Parker quotes you included...I hadn't seen most of them before. Thank you again! :)
Comment: Hello Tracy the Texas card is very nice. My husband is in New Jersery now, he works for FEMA. Although not there on good terms, Hurricane Sandy. He said it is nice state. Have a beautiful day! Hugs, Dawn Gallop stampmom9
Response: A lot of my family is still in NJ and were hit pretty hard during the storm. Thanks again!
Comment: We have a lot in comon! I LOVE convertable EOS, I was going to buy on, but my teenage son will out grown the backseat way to soon LOL My little man is named Thomas but I call him Little T LOL And I am also about to be 37! Thanks for the great email! )
Response: Oh yes we do have a ton in common. So funny about the nickname. I get called Lil T all the time! I really want that EOS. - Let's stay in touch (if you want)
Comment: Oooo I loved your story/pictures so creepy!! Had me really curious afterwards what the tree lady wanted. Thank you for joining my swap this was awesome, hope you have a happy and spooky Halloween dude! :) xoxoxoxoxoxoxox