Comment: Thank you so much, it arrived today, and so early :) There are so many lovely packages I don't know where to start. If I could give more than 1 heart I would. It really brightened my day when it arrived and I look forward to opening everything :)
Comment: Thank you so much!! The little book is lovely indeed! Sorry it took so long to arrive...I think I might try my hand on making one. I'm also looking forward to the tea...you picked good flavors for me!
Comment: Thank you so much for this little parcel, it was delightful. I love the inclusion of art from local illustrators its right up my street and the scientific nerdery is totally on point. The pens were ace and these believe it or not are my first shoppy kins.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! :D it's on display with the other Christmas cards at home right now 🎅 I haven't had the chance to check out the Christmas songs yet, but I'll be sure to do it before Christmas ^^
Comment: Thank you for you wonderful envelope! A nice winter vibe. I also try not to buy too much new stuff, I have tons of crafting paper but I only use magazine cutouts and old books. But I keep buying craft paper anyways. I also love your neat handwriting! I had to check twice if it wasn't printed. :)
Comment: Thank you for the swap! I love your calligraphy! However the envelope came ripped because the paper you used was too thin 😔 just wanted to warn you so that you can be more careful next time! I don't think anything got lost tho!
Have a lovely Christmas 🎅🎄
Ps. That penguin washi you used in the postcard was too cute! 🐧
Response: So sorry to hear it's ripped :(.
Sometimes even strong paper gets ripped. I hope everything was still in :). You too, a lovely Christmas to you <3!
Comment: Kiitos kauniisti koristelluista teepaketeista ja pikku lisukkeista. En olekaan tuollaista hunajajuomaa kokeillut ennen :)
Thank you for the beautifully wrapped teas and for the little extras you included :)
Comment: Thank you for the superb ATCs. The back stories are Sweet and amusing. I watched the video you recommended.Such s lively tune! Unfortunately i can only give you one heart when i think you deserve many many more.
Comment: Hi Tuutis thank you so much for the Jazz musicians PC ... and I absolutely love the Moomin's postage stamp ! The PC arrived in great condition so I think it's safe to forgo the varnish. Sometimes I will use a gentle coat of mod podge on mine, but usually I send without a coating.Depends if I want it shiny or not :) I compliment you on your beautiful penmanship. A joy to read. Happy October swapping peace love light
Comment: Thank you Tuutis for the Wonderful Swap. It reached yesterday, but I was outstation and came today morning, When I saw it, make smile on my face, because lovely Stamps on it. I opened it and Happy to see beautiful stationary, washi tape and tea bags. THANKS!! 💖
Comment: Hello, what a wonderful postcard sent. Indeed, the varnish sticks a little, but it's nothing, it's the charm of your card. Thanks for taking the time to write me something, it's not often on swap bot. I don't know your cardboard holder for the card, but it's a great idea. I am very happy. Friendships of France
Comment: Thank you for the sweet postcard. It sounds like you had a relaxing evening. I used to knit, but have been getting into book binding recently. Still learning. Anyway, I appreciated the photos of your previous dog....looks like she was a very sweet girl. Sending you best wishes, -Loren
Comment: Tuutis!! :))
Thank you so much for the very full envelope!! There's so much in that I like! <3 Address labels yayy!! And those shiny stickers are awesome!l And the cards.. and the hairy ribbon .. you even sent a stamp!
*Big Smile* .. thank you!! -- oo and your envelope was awesome as well!!
Comment: What a wonderful envelope filled with great BOOKPAGES..... thank you so very very much...... I can't wait to use them and like you I like to gesso them...... fun fun fun and many hearts to you!
Comment: Thanks for this great ATC! I love how you used the corrugated cardboard for the tree, the waves and the beach! It works great to make log cabin art too! I love the way you decorated the envie too and the pretty stamps! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks for this excellent PC! I love all the flowers, letters, numbers, collage and butterfly, you added to it! Looks much more interesting than the original, I'm sure! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: I really like your cactus collage card. And the back of your card is great too. Your handwriting is so neat. The feather stick-ons are a nice embellishment. And I like the Finnish postage stamps. Great postcard. Thanks for sharing.
PS I'm in zone 5 (gardening hardiness zone) and put my succulent plants out from June to September. They thrive outside and it gets them through the long winter months indoors.
Comment: Kiitos! :) Such a lovely pocket letter, sorry it took me some time to rate. It was the first thing that arrived to me in our new house and it's been a bit hectic with all the moving and organising.
Comment: A beautiful envelope arrived in my mailbox yesterday. The stamps & artwork were great & when I opened it, it got even better! I have never seen an altered envelope spread & this one is incredible. Such beautiful pages & your letter explaining the accordion strips. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the prettiest card ever! I love, luV, luvE it! You put the happy in Valentines DAy for me. The gold and silver was the icing on the cupcake. I just dont get enough of mixed media!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo
Comment: Thank you, thank you! The big envelope was so lovely and the contents were fabulous! You were so generous with the quantity and variety of items---I was so very happy with your choices. I loved the stamps you used and I am going ti try the 'stepping on' method for the embossing-- so glad you mentioned it as I do not own a machine.❤️❤️
Comment: Thank you for the sweet bell ringing elves card. We have the same interests, looking at Christmas lights and playing songs on the piano, although I am not very good (grade 1 level). Merry Christmas!
Comment: TY very much for your beautiful card, the wonderful decorated envelope and OMG what an amazing handwriting you have !!! Once more TY syl (opps Sylvie, because I think Syl means something not too good in Finish ;-) )
Comment: Thank you soo much for the gifts! :) I really like the packaging, especially the number 10, where there was a snowman with a scarf <3 I'm very curious about the gifts inside, now I'm just guessing what they have!
Comment: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for this watercolor one. Love it and the stamps, too! And I agree with you about Halloween... we hardly celebrate it here in China except for the expats and party-goers. :-)
Comment: This ATC is the CUTEST! I'm in love! its just perfect! my childhood stuffed animal was a pink bunny rabbit and bunnies were my favorite animals all throughout my childhood. I also adore the envelope! I kept it and put it in my inspiration box! much thanks!<3
Comment: Thank you so much for such a beautiful pocket letter! It is really inspiring for my own pocket letters, each pocket could be an artist trading card! Thank you for the goodies, and I hope you get cooler weather soon! Happy summer!
Comment: Yay! I love your choice for Not A Postcard - very cute! The blueberries are almost ripe here, which means the bears will soon be feasting. I live in a very residential area, but often see black bears. Good luck with your cactus - I'm great with cacti, because I'm very lazy about watering.
Comment: Thank you for this wonderful birdie PC! I love to "Homer Hummer" day in school. He tried to fly by jumping off a bluff using train springs to throw him into the air. Longest recorded flight to that time...200 ft straight down. Anyway, he lived to be a very old and wiser man. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the coolest postcard ever! I just adore your sun and the background! Such a wonderful piece of art. Your handwriting is sooooo perfect that I can only dream mine will be as fine one day. I totally understand the hot days of summer. It was 103 degrees yesterday! The cherry on top was the perfect sun stamp!!! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Very nice quality, delightful postcards! Of course I love Pixar, the wildflowers are lovely, it is my first card from 100 Postcards by Friends of Type, and the watercolor of berries (lingonberries?) is my favorite of all. Thank you for a great swap!
Comment: Stunning card and I love my goodies as well. You are enormously talented. I am going to display my card in my she shed. Thanks for the lovely story in the card. I had a good chuckle. Ten hearts for you. <3
Comment: Kiitos ensinnäkin ihan mahtavan upean kauniista kirjekuoresta! Se on täydellinen, laitan sen talteen mun journaliini johon keräilen kaikkea kaunista. ♥︎ Ja kiitos korteista, kaikki ihan uusia mulle :) Eikä ollut maali tarttunut edes tuohon suojana olleeseen korttiin. Kiitos swapista, olipa onni osua sun pariksesi! :)
Comment: Thank you Tuutis. Itâ€™s always fun for me to get a card from outside the U.S. Iâ€™ve been to Finland but only in Helsinki.It looks as though you spent a lot of time on your card and itâ€™s very lovely.
Comment: Hello Tuutsi -- thank you for the cards in such a pretty decorated envelope. I too love the random nature of these swaps -- you never know what you'll get, and as you say, they are useful for other mailings. I am very envious of your lovely neat handwriting! All the best for 2018, al
Comment: Thanks so much for Jigglypuff and Marill. You are a great painter! I hope someday I can paint like this, I'm still learning. I actually sent Jigglypuff to my swapper too! I love him! I absolutely love your handwritting by the way, it almost looks typed.
Comment: It is a beautiful postcard and a beautiful stamp, thank you for sending to me. I love how you decorated it as well, and Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve heard many time youâ€™re writing is absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing your tradition with me, and I too love the smell of a real tree, I miss having one. Merry Christmas and may it be a magical and wonderful season.
Comment: thank you for the adorable atc! It is only sort of autumn in California here. I do miss the snow, but I like the warm weather too :P It is so much fun to see how you incorporate your surrounding into the card <3
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely christmas postcard and great stamps <3 It sounds like it is getting really cold there ... we only get minus degrees in the depth of winter and then maybe only -1 or -2 degrees c ... keep warm :) Happy crafting <3 and have a very happy Glad Jule and new year!
Comment: Thank you so much for this very great happy surprise bag. I found so many amazing and useful items inside and am already using some of the items. Thank you. I wish I could give you more than just one heart. ðŸ’•
Comment: Hello, thank you for sending me a nice handmade card. Mama Mia is also a favorite movie musical of mine and an Abba fan here from the Philippines. Let's just say that our household has made Abba songs our resident playlist while growing up. I wish you the best and enjoy life!
Comment: Wow! What an amazing swap...so much time and effort put in for sure... Love the envelope (did you paint it?) and your cute note that went with the gorgeous ATC.. Simply beautiful, thank you so much!
Comment: VAU! ðŸ˜ Ihan mielettÃ¶mÃ¤n suuri kiitos aivan valtavan ihanasta kuoresta! Se on ihan todella kaunis! SiitÃ¤ tulee mun aarteeni ja inspiraation lÃ¤hteeni nÃ¤ihin kuoriswappeihin! Ja kiitos myÃ¶s kuoren sisÃ¤llÃ¶stÃ¤, tosi kivoja juttuja! :) Mullekin on muuten sama pilvirei'itin tulossa, kun lÃ¶ysin sen Suomalaisen alesta, oon siitÃ¤ kauan haaveillut ja pian saan sen, jee! Ja nuo Gorjussin tytÃ¶t on tosi suloisia. Niin ja tuo glitter mod podge nÃ¤yttÃ¤Ã¤ ihanalta, ehkÃ¤ mun tarttee sellastakin saada. Apua, tulipa pitkÃ¤t hÃ¶pinÃ¤t, mutta KIITOS! Oli ilo saada sut pariksi tÃ¤ssÃ¤ kuoriswapissa! â¤ï¸
Response: Ihanat hÃ¶pinÃ¤t : ).
MinÃ¤ tykkÃ¤Ã¤n tosi paljon niistÃ¤ Gorjusseista myÃ¶s, suloisia ovat. Ja ole hyvÃ¤!
Comment: I received your swap today, it is wonderful! The decorated envie is beautiful and I love the labels, PCs and stationery. Thank you so much!
PS I rated this long ago but forgot to select the rating number so it did not show up as rated, I'm so sorry!! Xoxoxo
Comment: Adorable Gnome postcard. I cant believe it took him over a month to arrive (took the scenic route I am sure). Thank-you. Have a Merry Christmas
Response: This is slow :(. Finnish post wrote on their website, that there were some delays on international mail at JFK airport, but I don't know if my mail goes there, perhaps? Maybe he walked :D but glad to hear it finally arrived! Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: Thank you for the very cute postcard with a Christmas stamp! Finnish Christmas postcards are my favourite. Your postcard reminded me I should really get to decorating my room for the holidays :) Are you a musician? Happy winter, and good luck with the future concerts! :)
Comment: I received the inspiration cards today. They are beautiful and so neatly done. I wish my work would be so neat. The envelope is outstanding also. This may be the first mail I've received from Finland. I love happy mail like this!
Comment: Voi kiitos aivan ihanasta kirjekuoresta ja kuoren sisÃ¤llÃ¶stÃ¤! Ei todellakaan harmita saada kotimaasta postia, kun melkein kaikki swapit tulee aina USA:sta, niin kotimainen posti on jopa toivottua! :) Aivan ihana kyllÃ¤ tuo kirjekuori, tykkÃ¤Ã¤n tosi paljon! Ja sÃ¤Ã¤stÃ¤n inspiroimaan omaa mail art -harrastustani! ðŸ’•
Comment: I'm amazed by your tiny, incredibly tidy handwriting - if only I could write like that! The photo on the postcard is beautiful and I look forward to hearing these songs, especially the Finnish and Swedish ones!
Comment: Sari You now rank in my top 5 all time favorite postcard swappers. Your messages are super interesting and personable. And your handwriting is absolutely beautiful. Thank You so much! â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Comment: Thank you so much for the Moomin postcard. I know a lot of people like the character, but I'm not that familiar with him/the series. I also have to say: your handwriting is beautiful, so consistent and precise. I had to keep looking at the postcard because it looked like it was professionally printed! You should turn your handwriting into a font. I used fontifier to do that once. Thanks again!,
Comment: Oh - My - Gosh!!! This is probably (without a doubt) the most beautiful pc I have ever received. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!. It is going into a frame. Thank You so much. â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ x 10
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas postcard! I loved the mother bear and 2 cubs, it was really special to me. The stamps were beautiful as well. Wishing you a wonderful 2016, with many fun swaps!
Comment: First and foremost, your handwriting is breathtaking, I thought it was typed at first. Very jealous! Thank you for answering my questions, I wonder if we can get reindeer in Michigan?
I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day!
Comment: Your ATC is adorable!! I love it so much! The elements, the layering, the bookpage, the graphic - everything is super cute. This one is a favorite for sure. Bonus points for the fact that the postage stamp is also a kitty. Too cute! I'd never heard of Penny Black, so now I have a new site to investigate. YaY! <3
Comment: It's an awesome card! I love the stitching and beads you used on it. When I first opened it I had it turned upside down and thought the van was a face. lol It would make a great robot face, but makes a fabulous van. I enjoyed your note about how you came up with the ATC idea. Thanks for sharing! Love it.
Comment: Niin sÃ¶pÃ¶ tuo leima ja en ois kans laittanut mitÃ¤Ã¤n muuta, on ihan mahtava nÃ¤in :D mun pitÃ¤is ostaa noita aquamarkereita mutta on niin tyyriitÃ¤ ettÃ¤ itken jo valmiiks ;) kiitoksia kovasti!
It's a perfect little ATC, I love everything in it :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC =) We have lots of cats in our garden too, that are not ours, and they make quite the racket in the spring! Fighting over that one female in heat... not many cats here that aren't castrated or sterilized, but the few that aren't are of course fighting here ;P My cats don't understand any of it, they lost their junk over a decade ago!
Comment: Thank you Sari for this winter postcard. It makes me feel good to look at it as it is summer here and we have been getting many days of 40 C. I have put your postcard in my blog at:
Comment: Oooh Sari, thank you for the lovely things you sent me, everything is gorgeous!! And I have to say, your handwriting is beautiful!! How do you do that?!! I'm very impressed :). Have a nice day!.
Comment: Love the postcard!! Thanks for shopping around so much for a special one for me but this one is beautiful anyway :) It is hard to find postcard here in Canada too. I have ordered from favoritepostcard.com and bookdepository.com they have great selections
Comment: Thanks a lot for the beautiful lynx postcard. I really like it and it's a great choice for me, I love cats in generall. :) Biking by 0 Grad? Oh well, that's nothing for me although we have no snow. I would love to have a weekend full of snow, but for this years it seems to late. :)
Have a nice weekend. :)
Comment: Hello, thank you for the cute envelope (did you carve the bird mail stamp? Very nice!). And of course, thanks for sending the priority mail labels. I look forward to using them on my mail art.
Comment: This book sounds fantastic, thank you for sending me two pages! I'm definitely going to be picking this one up! Thank you as well for the tea, I'm looking forward to trying it! =D Also, your handwriting is very beautiful.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card of the child painting I love it. Every part of the card is beautiful. Your handwriting is so nice, I looked at it over and over. The sticker with clutter and the postage stamps.
Comment: Loved your answers. You sound really nice! Thank you for the teabags, which I will enjoy. And I work in an office next door to a Sainsburys so I will have a piece of their cheesecake on your behalf ;-) Lynda xx
Comment: Hi Sari, I was happy to get your Sun and Happiness PC. I love that it's in your native language also I think your penmanship is awesome! Thanks for sending me a bit of fun mail. Enjoy your day!
Comment: Thank you Sari! I got your card and teas today! Your handwriting is extraordinary! I gave you a heart for it and your lovely note in the cute Xmas card! Hope you are keeping warm this winter! All the best!
Comment: Hello Sari, thank you very much for the handmade card. I love it very much :) i agree that preparing things beforehand if possible is a great well to be organized. Thank you for the wonderful stamps too. I hope you have a great Christmas :))
Comment: Your card is sooo pretty and special. Thank you for the felted wool + mixed media card. I am very grateful that you decided to send it to me. It will be in a special place on my holiday display. I appreciate your kindness.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and note. And a very special Thank You! for the wonderful Nesting Dolls/Matryoshka note pad! That was too kind of you and I love it so much. Thank you for being such an awesome swapper and making this swap so special for me! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you =D
Comment: Oh my, this package looks awesome! I can hardly wait to unpack it, but I'm saving it till christmas :) And I love the cute teabags you added, I'm trying some right now!
Added: So I finally got to unpack your gift (I've been doing one a day for a while now :D). Thank you so much for the yarn, I LOVE knitting so it really is an awesome present! What pattern do you recommend? :)
Comment: What a delightful swap! Your ATC was spot-on...... and the card was SO cute! You did the shading on the hedgehog and the pot very well. Fall colors are my favorites (well they rank high up) so you know I am very happy with this swap. Do you get autumn colors on the trees in Finland? Some areas in the US are mostly evergreens and they get very little coloring on their mountains, but where I live we have reds and yellows and oranges - so lovely. I collect the tiny ones for my crafts and dry them in a fat book I have. Happy Swapping. Your Bot Buddy, Phyllis
Response: I am happy you liked it!
Yes we do get autumn colors to leaf trees, it is really beautiful, orange, red, and all shades of yellow. Me too I collect the most colorful ones :) but still I like them most on the trees and flying in the air. Happy swapping to you too!
Comment: Thank you, Sari for the lovely ATCs. You did such a nice job. I shall put the vintage one in my vintage collection. And the butterfly will go into my "garden" altered book I'm starting. It will be a lovely decoration for the book.
Comment: Thank you very much and sorry for the late rate :)
Response: You are welcome! I just came here to ask if you received this and was already thinking it should have arrived, and thouhght I have to send it again, so I am really happy to hear you got my envelope.
Comment: oh my goodness -I've just realized I still hadn't rated for this one, even though I had taken a picture and posted it on Instagram some time ago, ha ha. It was SO lovely!!! Such a beautiful envelope and such wonderfully thoughtful goodies inside. I truly appreciated all the thought and care that went into it. I haven't tried the tea yet, but am very much looking forward to it. The rubber stamps are awesome and that painted yellow rose card is so beautiful (goes perfectly with your gorgeous mailart <3). And I had no idea Finland didn't use the 1 or 2 cent coins -I love learning little things like that. Thank you for sharing with me -I do hope to see you in my mail again some time :D Do Take Care & Happy Swapping!!
Comment: Dear Sari, thank you SO much for the beautiful magazine! I can't understand a word but I don't care cause the pics are amazing and very inspiring, that was the whole idea after all hehe, maybe it would help me understand some finish, who knows? And the Alice in Wonderland card is perfect! I loved it! Thank you so much for that lovely detail, love it SO much!!
Comment: Kiitos ihanista tiskirÃ¤teistÃ¤. :) Molemmat kelpaa vallan mainiosti ja kÃ¤yttÃ¶Ã¶n menevÃ¤t. MÃ¤ loin profiilini kun oli "musta kausi" menossa, joten pitÃ¤s varmaan muuttaa noi vÃ¤ritoiveet, ettei aiheuta enÃ¤Ã¤ muille pÃ¤Ã¤nsÃ¤rkyÃ¤. :D