Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcard. I hope the tonsilectomy for your daughter goes smoothly - the most basic of surgeries can be scary as an adult, I can only imagine how nervewracking it is for a parent. Wishing you both well and a speedy recovery for your little one.
Comment: I was excited before I even opened the envelope!! It was decorated so cute, and I love the card!! I love animals, also love to take pictures of them too! Super thoughtful, plus...multiple pennies!! LOVE it, they are all so cute!! Super fun swap!! Also, thank you for the extras (:
Comment: OMG!!! You’re absolutely correct. I do, in fact, LOVE those wrapping paper samples you shared!! What fun! And such amazing stickers—everything is so great. Thanks for making this perfect bundle of awesomeness for me! =)
Comment: The envelope was really pretty paper with the wax seal-the acorn ATCoin was pretty-love the colors AND THEN you sent me a wonderful amazing scraps and pieces-haven't seen this line of acorn paper before but then because of stay at home-I haven't been out shopping for so long-I miss that! Take care and thanks for sharing!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! :D the papers were from a scrapbook paper set from Michael's ages ago lol. I thought they were gorgeous and eyed them for a long time until one day they went on sale and I nabbed them!! :)
Comment: hi Lily ~ your postcard was a complete delight = thank you much/great you are part of swap-bot! hope you enjoyed had a lovely socially distant mothers day weekend ... stay vigilant & patient - i am totally with you on the thrift store yearnings: we will
learn the sacrifices necessary to access old-time memories > keep care-full!
Comment: I'm way too attached to my "things" that I've spent a lifetime accumulating to live simply.
Response: Honestly I used to think the exact same thing until a flood came and took everything I owned. I used to be a huge collector (and nowadays I'm getting back into it now that I have a house again), but I used to sit in my room and look at all my stuff that I treasured so much and literally think I couldnt imagine what it would be like to lose it all in some kind of natural disaster....and then I DID! Lol but honestly I learned that sometimes less is more and often starting over fresh is a blessing in disguise I suppose. A few sentimental losses I was pretty sad about, but overall I was surprised how much I could live without and how much stuff is really just exactly that: stuff! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing Marlene's story with me. (Marlene was my mother's name. I love that name.) This was a delightful swap. I asked my aunt and I had a wonderful time just listening to her tell me things I had never heard about herself and my father. She had a great time also, getting to tell the old stories to me. My uncle kept wanting to jump in and she would tell him, "She's asking about me!" so I promised to call him tonight and ask the same questions. He has always liked to share about his childhood. At the first her memory seemed foggy but as we continued to talk it seemed to clear and she would say, "Oh let me tell you about the time I..." I realized that this was healthy for her and we need to do this more often for all of our seniors.
Have a wonderful day and stay safe and healthy!
Response: Youre welcome and i'm so very glad you and your aunt enjoyed it! 😃💗💖
Comment: Thanks for the very nice card and your lovely note. I too am concerned at the number of people who are still not taking this seriously. I don't know why no one seems concerned about enforcing the ban on public gatherings.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard! I love it. So glad to hear I'm not the only one who wants crow friends. Lol They are much more attainable than my dream of having a pet alligator that walks on a leash. Haha! :) Thanks for swapping! <3
Comment: Wow! What beautiful seashells! And you can eat them too! I enjoyed your sweet message. I read your profile and you seem like a special lady! Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart! Blessings!
Comment: Thank you so much for your swap. I loved reading your answers and it was so nice to be able to easily read your writing (many, I can't because they don't write so nicely.) Also, thank you for the scrap papers you included, I can use them all ... AND ... last but not least, thank you for the lovely washi tape all over your envie that you sent the swap in. I rescued it from the envelope and am going to use it in my Happy Planner!! (Forgot to mention too, that I loved the fairground stamps used to mail.) If I could give you more than one heart, I surely would! (HUGS)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! The black and white stripe washi is one of my faves but I keep telling myself I can't use it on EVERYTHING 😅😅. But when I read you liked black and white stripes I was like yaaas! Lol 😂 *edit: wait maybe the stripes was a different swap actually I'm not so sure🤔 lol 😂🤦 I have entirely too much different washi lol but whichever one it was in glad you liked it! 😃
Comment: Thank you for sending the book & the extra. I had a little pendant like this, with my son's baby picture in it, but it was with my jewelry when it was stolen. Maybe I can find a copy of the photo & use it in the locket & use the photo that's in there for something.
Comment: Tysm. & don't worry I was so happy to get you again for a swap. Tysm for the extras ones since other partner didnt like spiders(I love them) I thought the brain ATC was so cool with the removable brain. I thought it was a org. idea. I love the spider to it was so 😍 cute. I thought it was neat too how you used a sparkley "blood" to drip out of the eye one. Also I thought it was SO cool how you upcycled the card you sent them in from a normal beach scene to a "creepy" one . I have never seen someone do that. So cool💜
Comment: Oooo...many nice postage stamps and nicely decorated envelope. Then an adorable PINK ATC in a lovely presentation. Next I found the sweetest notecard with fall notepaper and adorable people tuck-ins (so glad you felt you must🥰 - where did you get them????), plus an elegant wax seal. LOVE this swap you sent so much💖!!! Thank you.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! :D I found the little people at Michael's craft store
Comment: Wow. I wishvit was possible to give you more than one heart. This was a truly special package. Not only did you include 2 extra act's , you sent a bunch of extras. I have been wanting the full fair stamp strip....and you sent me it! Along with other vintage used stamps 💜 plus the washing, and book pages. I can tell you read my profile. I love the cat atc, the "cuddle buddies" one and the oogie boogie is truly special. I love how you noticed nightmare before Christmas it my favorite movie. Did you hand draw him?looks like you did.anyway thank you SO much again.this was an amazing swap to receive. My favorite since I have been on swap bot tbh.anyone who gets a swap from you is truly lucky 💜
Response: Yes! I did hand draw him :D when I saw you shared my love for nightmare before Christmas I just had to make you one! I'm SO glad you enjoyed it! ^.^
Comment: Hi Lily, thanks so much for your lovely swap! I love all the extras, the walrus ATC and the use of photo ornery to hold the washi cards--that's genius! I'm happy to swap with you again soon- just shoot me a message if you have one in mind ^_^
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Lily for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚mind blowing ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! I am ooing and awing over your fascinating envelope. I LOVE how you decorated it with wrapping paper and vintage lick-and-stick U.S. stamps. I have never received an envelope like this before. The six cent "Grandma Moses" stamp is SO cool! Girl, you sent me un-used greeting cards and note cards?! Oh. My. GOODNESS! They are actual vintage Christian cards!!!! *Squeals with happiness* oooo there are stickers in here! Love, Love, LOVE your color, washi tape, and stickers! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 Lora
Response: Awe thank you so much for the wonderful rating!! ^-^ I'm so super thrilled to hear you enjoyed the goodies 😁😁💞
Comment: WOW, Lily! Thank you so much for all of the lovely goodies, I adore them! Millions of hearts. Yours is on the way, enjoy!
Response: Yay I'm so glad you liked it!! 😁😁and holy cow I just realized were sending to each other lol I can't believe nobody else joined this awesome swap!!!😮😮😮 I loved this swap idea so much! Can't wait to get mine! Hugs 😁❤
Comment: Hi there Lily! I have an 11 yr. old niece named lily and I love her too pieces! My mom got my sister talked into calling her daughter that. But she wanted me to name of daughters that & wanted to name all my 5 kids for that matter. But I had names already picked and I wasn't changing them, hee! Anyway, Thank you ever so much for your true spooky story and all gracious goodies you sent. Which was too much. But love the stickers, washi tape, and awesome postcards, including true story! Not to mention the Halloween card! I have a lot of my own. I swear I'm a ghost magnet! I have seen some & heard some. Scary to say the least!
Comment: Thank you so much for the package!! your creature is so cool! You went above and beyond for this swap!!!! this was a huge treat and epic to open!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed! I had drawers block (Is that a thing???)😂 For this ATC actually for some reason and had a hard time imagining up my creature! Usually I make at least part of the swap before I even sign up lol but I signed up for this swap with nothing ready because I really wanted to make one despite being a bit stumped! So I'm super glad you thought he was cool 😁😁
Comment: Thank you so much it was so pretty! I really loved all the stickers, and stamps the jokes were funnily bad, and the washi is so pretty! little note the ghost sticker pack should probably be glued down if on envelopes as one was found in my mailbox, and the other was almost coming off
Comment: First off I want to tell you about the time I opened starforests envelope she sent to mewhile I was sitting on the couch, my cat on the floor between my feet. As I cut along the edge of the envelope, I pulled out the letter not realizing that there were small pieces inside. In which they all fell on my cat. He stood up gave a big shake of his body and walked away, stopped, turned around and gave me a dirty look. Lol!!! I loved the puppy pieces! Your story was so weird! I loved it! who knew koi fish and laffy Taffy would be so important in a story! And thank you for My extra Snoopy card! With my Joe cool on the envelope 😎😎😎 totally awesome! Thank you!!
Comment: Wow thank you for drawing my name all cool like! Because of the unique spelling I can never find things with my name on them much less looking all awesome! But I have to say I was hoping to find out what moonberry twinkles taste like haha Never seen those before but I don't really eat twinkles.
Response: Your very welcome ! And honestly they didn't taste as awesome as the box made them look 😂😛
Comment: You spoil me!!!!! I certainly did not expect what great extras you sent... And the postage you used is stellar! So fun! I've never seen holographic washi like this... Can't wait to decorate my journal pages! And the mermaid sticky notes and letter papers are so good. How did you find a puppy/bunny card?!?! My daughter is freaking out. She loves both. (She's almost 2 and can't get enough doggies and bunnies in her life!) Thank you so much!! 💜💜💜💜💜
Response: I'm so glad you both enjoyed it 😁 isn't the puppy/bunny card THE most adorable thing?? I found a whole box of them at a yard sale actually and I was like SCORE! Totes my fave notecards I have ^_^
Comment: Oh my gosh, 100 hearts for even mentioning Charlottes Web. lololol Man, I remember those spiders. Very common in the South. As kids we'd walk thru the woods and our face would end up in their web. Freak me out! lol Did you actually make that postcard of the spider? I cant tell very cool if you did.
Response: Yep I made it! That is a photo I took of her :) and my dog had sadly just ripped up my copy of Charlottes web (I found a new one at the thrift store just the other day tho, lucky me!) And so when I saw you liked Charlottes web also I was like hey perfect! And i salvaged a piece from the wreckage of the book for the postcard!
Comment: Lily, thank you so much! I can’t believe how special this letter was! The envelope is AMAZING, and your dream illustration is so incredible! I love that it’s 3D too! And thank you for the extra notebook gift! Wow!!
Comment: Thank you for all the AMAZING pogs. I loved all the handmade ones! The MLP and dog ones are my favorite. And thank you so much for the washi swatches, I appreciate them so much. Can't wait to use them.
Comment: Lily this is one of the rare times that I have no clue how to rate. You absolutely positively blew me away! There IS NOTHING I don't absolutely LOVE that you sent! From the snakeskin to the handmade charms! And scented embossing powder!!!! I didn't even know THAT exists. Beautiful pocket letter as well I love the bee side how it was dark and odd but you flip it and it's a kawaii pastel playground lol. Just brilliant. Thank you ever so much! Your drawing was beautiful as well and will go in my art journal. ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Wow there were so many, haha. I was wondering what the heck could be hiding in that envelope when I got it out of the mailbox. All the cards are really cool and I love the dreams you wrote about. The potato zombie reminds me of a similar dream I had, except for in the forest. It's awesome how much we have in common! Hopefully I'll meet you out on the road again someday. <3
Comment: Wow... you made my husband cry... he felt like this with his dog.. pretty much the same thing happened with him and it been about 5 or 6 years now and he still hasn't had closure but you letter helped him alot! If you ever need a friend, I'm here. I'll listen to you 😊 I hope you make another swap like this.. I really enjoyed it
Response: Dogs really are just like family, to those who keep them! People who don't have dogs think it sounds crazy, but you really do grieve them just like the loss of a family member 🐾💔💖💗 sending hugs 😊❤
Comment: Hi Lily, Thank you so very much for the amazing swap! So many cute things - I feel bad about the postage you spent, but thank you!!!! I wish I could feed the crows too - My cats are an issue right now, but some day. Take care and thank you, darla
Comment: OMG Lily!!!!!! I love, love, love that you sent me an actual shamrock!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for this and for sharing the adorable story about your grandfather! I'm feeling so very lucky today (now). I needed this pick-me-up! You rocked this swap, by the way! If I knew how to make a hundred hearts-and-rainbows for you I would!