Comment: This is one of the greatest swaps I have received here on swapbot. What a treasure to find in my mailbox! Very clever and inviting envelope...my very own golf course. Loved my goodies but will keep that envelope on display forever. Made my whole month. With gratitude!
Response: Awwwww! I loved creating that for you! You just made my whole month too! :) Thank you for this wonderful note, the rating and the heart! Hope you have terrific weekend!
Comment: AHHH! What an awesome surprise mail to receive!! The envelope was super cute (I appreciate the art collaboration with your daughter). The stickers were such an awesome mix –my girl really liked the teeny tiny ones! I love the Fall leaf decal too! Thanks so much for a thoughtfully packed envelope of goodies!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Response: YAY!!! That's great! I'm so glad you both enjoyed the swap! Thanks so very much for your note, the rating and the heart(s)! Much appreciated! Hope to swap with you again sometime!
Comment: Right off the bat I was amazed by the choice to pay for postage in all 2 cent stamps! I LOVE the notecard, I recognize it from our last swap together. And the postcard is so cute. But I agree with your descriptions, weird! The sticker definitely has hydroflask status though... Good to hear from you again!
Response: I almost got there in 2 cent stamps but had to include one forever stamp (Year of the Rat) to get there! I just realized it was a rat, btw. I thought it was a lion! Look closely at the teeth though. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap and what a great use for the sticker! Such fun! Thank you for the sweet note, your rating and the heart! Have a great day!
Comment: I LOVE this notecard. Thank you for the poetry too. I look forward to hearing from you again :)
Response: I'm so glad! That's great! I was paired with you again for our Weird Stuff swap so you'll be hearing from me shortly (already mailed)! :) Thank you for your encouraging note, the rating and the heart!
Comment: You went above and beyond with this swap, it was amazing!! I loved it before i even opened the envelope! lol The note about athena on the back was the sweetest ever! And the extras were awesome. And i absolutely LOVE THE PENNY, I was not expecting it! It looks awesome and i waited until the next day to rate so i could see it glow last night..And it did!! Thank you so much!! :D
Response: You just made my day! Thank you for such a wonderful note back! I've never painted a penny and really enjoyed making that for you! So glad it made it to you! Thank you for your rating and the heart and for being so sweet! Have a great day!
Comment: What?! This is a killer PC...feel free to send me more, lol. Thanks for the profile compliments! Hugs, D
Response: Ha! There are several others in the set I wouldn't dream of sending out to anyone! I'm so glad you liked this one! Thank you so much for your enthusiastic note, the rating and the heart! Have a great night!
Comment: I loved the PC! Thank you! Always so excited to hear about fellow Gold Award girls! I earned mine too many years ago and I have 3 of my girls that have earned this year! I will check out there pitch! Good luck to her!
Response: How wonderful that you earned your Gold! That's terrific! Both of my daughters have earned theirs in the last year. I'm so proud of them!
So glad you liked the PC! Thank you for the note, your rating and the heart! Have a great weekend!
Comment: I just started swapping again as well thanks to this quarantine. Also... I love the PC and the stamps you chose. It has been quite the challenge trying to do homeschool with all our schools closed till next fall. Who would have believed this could happen!?! It has been not too bad for us but there are challenges. I love what you are doing. Especially studyinG those AP exams. Ha!!! My two oldest are doing that too!!! I would love to swap with you again! Take care!
Response: I'd love to swap with you again too! Thanks so much for the note, the rating and the heart! I appreciate it! Have a great day!
Comment: Haha, love your hand embroidery on the card. I love this Nathaniel Hawthorne quote. Very fitting right now. Your days sound similar to mine, though there is no gardening as I have a black thumb. I have been watching my blackberries and hoping to get some before the birds eat them all this year. Thank you for the lovely note and card and hang in there! :):):)
Response: Ha! Better to have a black thumb than a black heart! I believe that is also Nathaniel Hawthorne?? I'm so glad you enjoyed my handiwork! It was fun to get your note just now too! Many thanks for your message, your rating and the heart! Be well! Hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful happy little notecard! I love the zentangle, I will hang it up in my studio and some of the stamps will become jewelry. Your handwriting is almost exactly like my Aunt Kathy's and she lives in Houston too. Happy Day!
Response: Isn't that zentangle amazing?! I'm so glad you liked it as much as I did! The stamps will be thrilled to become wearable pieces! Fun that I have a penmanship-twin! Thank you so much for the kind words, the rating and the heart! Have a great day too!
Comment: My husband and I are continuing to work thru all this and well we always have lots of laundry to do. The world stopped but we did not. We aren’t doing as much but there is always laundry. Have a good day! Thanks for signing up. All the best
Response: Ha! Yes! Thank goodness for laundry machines! Thank you for the rating, for the heart and for hosting the swap!!! Best wishes!
Comment: Wowwwwwww!!! Your beautifully decorated envelope and all the goodies made my day!! How thoughtful and kind!! Ty!! Have a great week!!! 💗💗💗💗💗
Response: I'm so happy to hear it! Awesome! I'm so glad that you liked everything! I really enjoyed creating it for you! Thank you for the wonderful note, for hosting the swap, for the rating and all of the hearts!
Comment: Your swap to me was just perfect! You have had a profound effect on me today!! A joyful and reassured one that is!! You read my profile to a T and actually cared! Means the world to me I have a few standing by me encouraging me!! You make this all worthwhile Thank you for all the gifts from the heart! P,S, Is that your puppy?
Response: Awww! You just made MY day! Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed the swap! I wanted it to be special! I wish that was my puppy but, alas, it is not. I hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for your note, the rating and the heart!
Comment: What a lovely swap - thank you for everything! I will be using it!What kind of white pen did you use? I have never found a white pen that works as well as the one you used!
Response: So glad you liked the swap! Thank you for the rating, your sweet note and the heart! I used a Uni-ball Signo Broad pen (Pigment Ink UM-153-White) and am really enjoying it! :) Have a wonderful weekend!
Comment: All those beautiful numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!! Onion paper? So help me upon lightly making it talk to me my body chemistry changed! lol Im serious! Im glad you said it was in there in your note cuz I woulda missed it as it was so flush against the inside of the envie I would of surely missed it! It was surely a beautiful swap. And that swimsuit paper clip? Adorable. I love the green swoopy lettering too! YOure so kind to take the time to look at my profile. Terribly thoughtful of you!
Response: Yayyyyy!!! I am so happy that you enjoyed the swap! Thank you for your wonderfully uplifting note, your many exclamation marks, the rating and the heart! I appreciate it! xoxo
Comment: WOW! Jana! What a beautiful envelope, and the contents are so special!!! All themes I enjoy.
Thank you so much. I love the nautical/usa theme on the envelope!!! How perfect, great stamps too.
I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness. xoxo
Response: So glad you like the theme! It's vey "you" (per your profile). Thank you very much for your kind note, your rating and the heart! Hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: What a great swap! Everything down to the way you decorated the envie was great! I'm putting the calendar to use for listing my swaps. Since I've retired I've become even more disorganized. And that's not good! :) Thanks for everything!
Response: I'm so happy to hear that you liked the swap! It was fun putting together all the items for you! Thank you so much for your note as well as the rating and the heart!
Comment: I absolutely love the tiny junk journal! I've been obsessed with making them lately, too - but I would never have thought about using that tiny envelope as a cover - so creative! Thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad it arrived and that you liked it. I had a blast making that for you! It's fun to work in such a small scale! Thank you for your kind note, the rating and the heart! Hope to swap again sometime!
Comment: Like you, I used this swap for inspiration to do something I have been meaning to do for awhile... It was exactly the push I needed too! I also found enough good stuff in there to feel like I had a shopping trip!
Response: Me too! Maybe even enough to host my own RAK! ;)
Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely parcel! I don't fold my letters in a 'special' way per se, but to fit maybe a different envelope size each time. Just want to eliminate extra creases (prettier that way). Appreciate the retro stickers and thoughtful quotes too. Very kind.
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it! And now I understand what you meant about creases and agree wholeheartedly! Thank you for your wonderful note back, the rating and the heart!
Comment: Love your decorated envelope and everything in it!!! ☕️ It also was a joy reading your letter, I used to work in health care with adults. My son will start his exams on Monday, so thumps up for our children 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. Thanks for the bingo card and all the lovely extra’s. Hugs♥️
Response: So glad it made it to you intact and that you liked it!I had so much fun creating that for you! Thank you for your note, the rating and the hearts! I hope your son's exams go really well and that we can swap again sometime!
Comment: Thanks so much. Loved my envies and my extra goodies -- you are so sweet to pay so much attention to the extras...love that camping ephemera and yes, I love the pineapple reference to PSYCH. I'm watching it right now while I'm doing laundry -- it always makes me happy!
Response: I'm do happy that you liked what I sent! Yay! Thank you for your sweet note, the rating and the heart!!! BTW, did you know that several years ago they came out with a PSYCH coffee table book? It is super cute! You should check it out!
Comment: OMG i cannot tell you how LOVELY and AMAZING your letter was! And everything very cat!! omg it stole my heart and melted it like gold it was the most cherishable thing thank you so much I adore it and you for paying homage to my cats lol! Again THANK YOU
Response: You are TOO sweet! Thank you for your glowing review/note! :) Makes me super happy to know you enjoyed the swap so! Thank you very much for your wonderful note, the rating and the heart! It means a lot!
Comment: Wow!!! What a thoughtful package 💜 Thank you SO much!!! I’m not sure why it took so long but it was worth the wait!!! I love everything but this vintage map is just amazing!! It’s definitely going up on my wall 😁 the magnet is beautiful!!! And I really loved the personal note you included as well, it was a nice touch. Thanks again!!
Response: Whew! I'm so glad the swap finally arrived to you! And I'm so happy to hear that you liked what I sent! I appreciate your wonderful note here, the rating and the hearts (purple and red)! xoxo
Comment: Oh my! The stickers you sent are so wonderful! AND I love both the postcards you sent, but especially the cross-stitch one! You made a simple swap quite special, which is the joy of SB! Thank you! I hope you have a happy spring!
Response: That makes me so happy to hear! Thank you very much for letting me know you enjoyed the swap! And thank you for the rating and the heart! Hope to swap again sometime!
Comment: Thank you again for a wonderful swap! The envelope is just lovely and the goodies you sent are so thoughtful. I am definitely going to make the recipe you sent, it looks delicious! Best wishes to you <3
Response: Yay! It looked delicious to me! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap! I had fun putting it all together for you! Thank you for the rating, your sweet note and the heart! Have a terrific day!
Comment: Jana I'm so sorry for the delayed rating, I totally thought I had already thanked you. Thanks so mush for all the wonderfully goodies, I feel like you are my best friend ;-).... Happy Crafting
Response: You are SO sweet! Thank you for making my night! I am so glad you enjoyed the swap! Thank you for your kind note, your rating and the heart! Have a great weekend!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and the thoughtful surprises you sent my way for this swap. It's clear you put a lot of care into this especially for me, and I very much appreciate your kindness. I look forward to watching the tiny cabin video you recommended. Thanks again! ♥
Response: You are so welcome and I really appreciate your wonderful note back! Thank you for the rating and the heart too! Hope to swap with you again!
Comment: Thank you for a really neat Mail Art envie Also, thank you for the great surprises inside I will give the game tablet to my daughter. She is older but she still will like it. I am not quite as creative as you with Mail Art, but learning from others. Enjoy swapping and welcome! I love it!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap! I loved making it for you! Thank you for your kind note, the rating and the heart! I hope you have a terrific week!
Comment: I love all of it! Thank you for the wonderful quotes, cool postcards (the San Francisco Francisco is a little odd I agree but I like the uniqueness of it!), and coffee stickers!! They're all perfect for me!
Response: I'm so glad you loved everything! That makes me so happy! Thank you for the awesome note back, the rating and the heart! Have a great night!
Comment: Wow!! Thank you so much for your well-thought out enveloped! I was so surprised and happy when I saw it. And your handwriting is so pretty... it's unreal!! <3 I wish to write back to you soon!
Response: Awww! Thank you! I am so glad that you liked the swap!!! Thanks so much for your super sweet note, the rating and the heart! I look forward to receiving your reply!
Comment: Hi Jana! You are always so super thoughtful & I really appreciate that!! I loved the card/quotes/journal cards (all in my fave colors) & the lovely envelope was awesome, too!! That is a neat envelope fold. Thank you so much for brightening up my week!! Now get out there & enjoy that sunshine=)
Response: Your note makes me so happy! Thank you for Brightening My Week too! Thank you for the wonderful feedback, the rating and the heart! Sunshine here I come! :)XXOO
Comment: What?!!?! A bunch of fun stuff, a thoughtful note, a recipe, something for my son! What a great time I had going through your envelope. I wish I had more hearts to give. I will check out Aristotle and Dante, thank you for the recommendation!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap! Thank you for this wonderful note, your rating and your heart (and offer of more hearts)! I so appreciate it!
Comment: thank you so much for the swap, and taking time to read and pleased my profile. I really like your lovely note and thank you for sharing your Disney aventure, best wishes, good vibes, love brings more love. happy swapping.
Response: Awesome! So glad the swap made it to you and that you enjoyed it! I really had fun making the swap for you! Thanks for your wonderful note, the rating and the heart! Have a great weekend!
Comment: thank you so much for such a thoughtful package and letter. It meant a lot to me you took the time to learn and make the little origami jelly, and then pick out so many things from my profile to include in this swap. You made my night.
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it! I had so much fun putting it together for you! Thank you for the awesome note, the rating and the heart! Have a wonderful weekend!
Comment: Hi!!! I am so sorry that I forgot to rate you. Somehow I thought I did. I was in love with everything you put in. Everything was so themed out and I loved EVERYTHING. The postcard is the best. I haven't try the tea yet but I am so excited. I hope I could give you more than one heart. I was going to send you a postcard but couldn't find your address on the envie. Let me know if you are interested!
Hope you have a great day, your mail made me happy!
Response: Super Yay!!! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the swap! I loved putting it together for you! Thank you for the 5 heart rating and your wonderful note! You've made me very happy too!
Comment: Ahhh Jana! Everything about your note made me smile!! I really loved the wine glass card, and the turtle postcard and turtle quotes 😍 thank you so much. Consider my week brightened! Also I just subscribed to stickii too, they have awesome stickers!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the swap and that it brightened your week! That's awesome! I got the spoiler email for April from Stickii and am excited about this month's offerings! :) Thank you for your awesome note, the rating and the heart face/ heart! Have a wonderful Sunday!
Comment: WOWwwwwww, where do I even begin? THANK YOU! What an amazing package. Not only are the kinder toys AMAZING and I LOVE THEM so much, but I had no idea kinderegg toys were that cool! I've been playing with the dino all afternoon. And the tiny baby! And the fabulous etchasketch! WOW. The postcards are all so great and the cat one in particular is so TRUE and funny. I love all the cards and extras, and your handiwork on the bag and envelope made it so special. Wow. Thank you so much, it was a joy to receive! :):):)
Response: Thank you!!!! When you put swaps together it's kind of like a message in a bottle filled with hope! With swaps, I always hope I'm picking just the right things and it feels wonderful to know when I get it right! Thank you so much for your wonderfully enthusiastic note back, your rating and the heart! I'm thrilled the package made it to you and that you enjoyed it! Hope to swap again sometime!
Comment: Thank you so much for your amazing swap. The envelope alone was more than worth it (FOXES! SO CUTE!), and the woodland spring goodies were super fun and adorable. The Esmerelda card went right up on my bulletin board, it's so cool! (Also your trip blows my mind, seeing as how from one end to the other of my country is only 208 miles!)
Response: I'm so glad the swap made it to you and that you enjoyed it! Laughing about the road trip! I'm still recovering from the drive! I do hope to make it to the Netherlands one day! It looks incredibly beautiful. :)
I hope to swap with you again sometime. Thank you very much for your sweet note, your rating and the heart!
Comment: Wow Jana! You really spoiled me!! I loved reading your up-lifting note card & it was so bright (which I love!!) Thank you for really reading my Profile; I appreciate that. Thanks, also, for the die cuts & rubber stamp. You are too cool=)
Response: Yay! I am SO happy that you enjoyed the swap! I always read profiles and do my very best to send something that speaks to my partners! :))) Your rating comes at a good time. It really picked me up! Thank you very much for the sweet note, the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hello Jana! thanks for the fun stuff (and the eyes). Cool card of the space shuttle -- I saw it fly by on its retirement flight a few years back. Will send an envelope of clippings to you! Thanks for helping me clear stuff out :)
Response: You are terrific! I can't wait to receive your clippings! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and hope to be paired again sometime! Thank you for your note, the rating and the heart! I appreciate it!
Comment: I get the award for the profile and you get a award for using pretty, peppy polka dot tape! Thank you so much for taking the time you did choosing & looking too for my swap!!!!!!!!!!! I dont know if youre like me but it seriously took me close to 10hours putting my 20 together just cuz it took so long looking for stuffs. lmao
Response: It really did! Seriously 10 hours! I couldn't bare the thought of sending random, untailored items! I'm glad I got it right for you! Thank you so much for your sweet note, your rating and the heart! Hope to swap again sometime!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great kawaii goodies. I wish I could give you a higher rating than 5. You definitely went above and beyond. We don't have a Daiso here. I wish we did :( I'm so jealous. Hopefully we will get one soon.
Response: I hope you do too (but be careful - you go in for 2-3 things and come out with 20)! I'm so glad you liked what I sent! Thanks very much for your kind note, your 5+ rating and the heart! I hope to swap with you again sometime!
Comment: That butterfly is beautiful! I enjoyed the orange envie, too. Thank you for the tea as well.
Oh, Aspect says thank you for the pipe cleaner. She has enjoyed chasing it up and down the hall for days!
Response: I'm glad he made it to you! I wasn't sure he would survive the journey! And yay that Aspect liked her goodie too! Thank you for the note, the rating and the heart!
Comment: Well first off I LOVE your handwriting!!! Awesome envelope idea, I never thought to use a magazine page....and it is soo lovely....I think the bird is Beautiful as well. Cannot wait to use the papers and playing card in my journals!! And as I'm writing this I'm sipping on the Vanilla Bean Tea now on this cold rainy Saturday morning in NC!!!! Thank you bunches.....Hope we get to swap again!!! =)
Response: I hope we get to swap again too! I'm so glad you enjoyed what I sent!! Many thanks for the rating, your sweet note and the heart! I appreciate it!
Comment: I really loved the goodies! and mostly, I loved the note! Isnt Houston great!! Im teaching an altered book workshop at the Art Asylum in May. such a great place! its a resale shop for artist! Thanks for the great stuff!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad! I'll need to check out Art Asylum soon! I'm nearly certain a friend of mine donated art supplies there! Thank you so very much for the note, the rating and the heart!
Comment: Many thanks for the thoughtful assortment of stickers and the extras! The jittery cat postcard you sent was so cute (and funny). I really appreciate your note and hope you enjoy many more swaps in the future! I will be using the stickers very soon!❤️
Response: Many thanks for the note, your rating and the sweet hearts! I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap and hope to swap with you again sometime!
Comment: Absolutely an awesome way to meet new people! I so agree. It is actually a "safer" way to connect with others in this means. Well, in my case, if I get the "uglies' (a bad day), people here do not see it. They get to see the happy, fun side of things!
Response: So true!! Thank you for the note and the heart! I hope you have a great week of Swapping!
Comment: Jana, I LOVE the beautiful waterfall twinchies you made! Love them individually, and especially love how they create a fabulous sort of-diorama when viewed together! Thank you for the lovely note, which was almost my favorite part of this swap...you gave me the gift of knowing you a bit, and wanting to know you more! ETA: you have GORGEOUS handwriting!
Response: Awww! Thank you! I appreciate your note and compliment! I loved creating that waterfall for you and the note around it! Thanks so much for your kind comments, your rating and the heart! I appreciate it!
Comment: Thanks Jana for the fun items you sent me I really cant wait to use these in my craft room. So thoughtful for you to include the awesome Eiffel Tower items, yippee. Have a great day today, AnnaL.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap! Thank you for your kind note, the rating and the heart!
Comment: This was such a delight to receive! Thank you so, so much for such a wonderful and thoughtful swap. I actually gasped in delight when I saw Morrissey on the envelope. And you also included such lovely goodies. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Response: I am SO happy to hear that you liked it! He definitely makes the envelope, doesn't he??! Thank you for making my day with your sweet comments, your rating and the heart! Have a great weekend!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!! Haha, my etsy store is etsy.com/shop/tinyhappyhomemade ! I don't update as much as I should on it! I love Daiso, I go to Houston to visit family quite often :) Happy Swapping!!
Response: Thank you for sending the link and for your note and the heart too!!! I just placed an order in your Etsy Store! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your sweet letter and purple goodies! I love Girl Scout cookies and I haven't had an opportunity to get any this year. I really don't need them but I do love them. Your vintage 80's letter set is perfect for me. Thanks!
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you enjoyed the Swap! Thank you very much for your note, your rating and the heart! Go Girl Scouts!
Comment: I wish I could give you a dozen hearts. You made me smile with the personal touch. I can’t decide what I like more...the Taylor Swift paper, the Disney tissue paper or the envelope!!! Amazing package!!!
Response: I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the swap! Thanks so much for the offer of a dozen hearts as well as the rating and the heart for this one! Hope to swap with you again sometime!
Comment: Oh, I love this! For starters, LOVE the green designed envelope - awesome! Thanks so much for the little extras, they will surely be put to use. And mainly, thank you for the fabulous zine! I like the food with faces! I do not think I would enjoy avocado ice cream too much, but pistachio! It's really creative the way you gave your zine a theme throughout, and now I think you're a dentist no matter what your profile says or doesn't say! Be sure to join us in March!
Response: Ha!!! I'm so not a dentist! But I couldn't resist the theme when I saw how the holidays seemed to all point in one direction! Thank you for your thoughtful comments and heart-filled rating!
Comment: Spot on with the tea choices! I love folks to send me their faves - I seldom find one I don't enjoy. Cardamom is a particular favorite of mine. Took your advice on the winter spice. Perfect for today. Even if it is almost 70 here. Your letter was a hoot! Thanks for the little bit of winter inspiration from the 80's. (I peeled the washi off and added it to my planner!)
Response: So great! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap! It feels good to get it right, yes? Thank you so much for your sweet comments, your rating and your heart! I hope to swap again soon!
Comment: Jana, wow, thank you so much for the beautiful package I received from you!!! I love all the stuff you enclosed, it's all perfect!!! You really have a nice stash!! I love your beautiful handwriting!! It just made my day!! The pink envelope is so sparkly and beautiful also!!!
Response: I am so glad you liked everything!!! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! You made my day too! :)
Comment: Thank you so much Jana for this wonderful envie of goodies I love and for your nice letter! I am getting ready to go on vacation but will write you back when I return. Have a wonderful day! :D
Response: Have a terrific vacation! Thank you for the sweet note back, the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the very good letter. (in these swaps some letters are definitely better than others -- this was a very good one) There several questions and I feel you are interested in the answers so I'll rely although these swaps don't predicate an answer.
Response: You are very kind! Thanks so much for your note back, your compliment and the heart! Please only reply if you want too. I just felt funny writing a one-way letter!
Comment: Where to begin...thank you so much for the awesome peacock postcard and the tickets for my collaging! I have never had to do jury duty before, never even got a letter in the mail about it. I'm glad you got dismissed! It is so funny that your "neighbor" let you borrow his Ipad for a bigger "desk" haha. I've never been to Houston but I've been to El Paso once. That's where my hubby's from. I love it there in Texas! Anyway, thanks again for a great letter and the goodies.
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for keeping me company in the jury assembly room!! Thanks also for the rating and the heart! :)
Comment: You just made this new friend happy! The beautiful green envelope itself was awesome and the bold writing with the beautiful butterfly. The sunflower card is beautiful! I will have to look up the organization. Thanks for all the goodies! I appreciate it. You will be hearing back from me soon, neighbor. :)
Response: Yay! That is awesome! I’m so glad you liked the swap! Thank you for the sweet note, the rating and the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice batch of ATC's you started this bag with, I will pass them along with the next swap. I always love the calligraphy writing you include on the envelope, a little jealous my hand is not steady enough to learn it. :)
Response: Awww. Thank you! I only know one style/font and there are so many styles I wish I could do but can't!
I'm glad you received the ATCs! Thank you for passing them along on the next round and thank you for the rating and the heart! ;)
Comment: Jana . . . wow . . . this was amazing! Your collaged bird is a perfect match for the stamp you chose! Really beautiful work. I simply adore those sweet vintage birds--love when the patina softens with age. Thank you for your thoughtful note on the beautiful Kate Spade snail card. This was so much fun to open and I hope we'll be partnered again very soon. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for your sweet comment! I loved making that for you and I knew you'd welcome the snail mail stationery with open arms too! I hope we'll be partnered again soon too! Thanks very much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Jana, this is AMAZING for your first (or 32nd) zine! It took me awhile to get the formatting right myself. I make mine digitally, and the printer always wants to change the size of my PDFs when printing, so it took me quite a few tries to get it right. I love the little touches you put in, like "press here" on the bubble wrap bubble, and all the others. Super creative, fun to read, and a real collector's item! Thanks! I'd be super happy if you joined in February, as well!
Response: You are TOO kind! Thank you so much for your encouragement! I really was close to tears in the epic battle with my printer! I'll take a look at the Feb. one. I didn't see it listed! Thanks also for the rating and the heart! I appreciate it!
Comment: Another one from you. Thank you so much. I was just in Houston today. At the airport for a layover from New Mexico. Lol. I couldn't find any postcards inside the airport.
Response: I just found your rating! I'm so sorry I didn't reply! This explains why I messaged you! Surprising that we didn't have any PCs in our airport! Not that I don't love our city but I'd prefer to be in IAH on the way to New Mexico myself! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! I hope to swap with you again!
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard and welcome to Swap Bot! Hope you enjoy it here. I love it!! I've been a part of the site for 4 years now.
Response: Yikes! Jan. 11th must have been an off day for me! I see now I didn't reply to either rating! I'm so sorry! Thank you for your welcome to SB and for your rating and heart! I appreciate it and think it is very cool that you've been part of it for four years! Awesome! Looking forward to more swaps together!
Comment: Oh my - where to begin!! Awesome card!! Thank you so much for the Whale card. This one will be displayed with my collection of whales and not filed away in a box. It might have to be framed, too! 🌺💗🌺💗🌺💗 Your address side of the card is a piece of art work! And the post office didn't destroy this card in transit like recent cards I have received.
Response: So happy to hear it! A couple of the PCs I've received have had gouges in the front on the art side too! Must be the machines! I'm thrilled that you like the card so much! Thank you for the super kind note, the rating and the heart (and flowers)!
Comment: Thank you for the great package. I love the envelope and all the goodies. The feather charm is awesome! I might put this on the charm I am making for my new planner. Good luck with your daughters. Thankfully I only had two boys to raise!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap! It was fun putting it together for you! Thank you very much for the rating and the heart! Have a fun weekend!
Comment: I love it when I receive a 1st zine! I would not have guessed that if you didn't mention it. I think it is awesome. Thank you so much, I appreciate all the work, it does take some figuring out.
Response: Thank you for being so gracious! I was happy to just have something "presentable" at the end of the struggle! Lol! Many thanks for your kind words, the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks dear Jana! For a great botanical envelope, your sweet note, a lucky penny (wow, 25!) and all the nice extra’s! Have a great day! Groetjes Barbara
Response: So neat that it made it all the way to you! I'm so glad you liked everything! Can you believe that I have continued to find 1 penny nearly every day since sending that one to you?? Crazy! Have a great day too - and thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I am so sorry for what the hurricane did, but so glad that it left a cherished memory. From the sound of it, that kindness that touched you is in your heart as well which will in turn bless someone else just like your kind words blessed me. Thank you so much,. Hope the New Year brings more blessings than you every dreamed. Thank you so much. Thanks for the heart stickers too. Perfect with your story.
Response: Awww. Thank you! It felt really good to share that memory. Thank you for reading it and sending this sweet note! I appreciate it, and the rating and the heart! Have a great night!
Comment: Thank you for the great card. And I love how you put the radish seeds. So clever!!! Thank you.
Response: They made it!!! Yay!!! I was afraid the "Secret Garden" washi tape was going to be discovered after jamming up some giant, postal machine! Now the question is... will the seeds sprout?! Maybe just plant the whole PC and see!
Many thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Yay, what a fun swap package to open! I love the varied selection of awesome swap items you sent me...can’t wait to include these in my January journal! The vintage birds were a great find. ❤️
Response: I'm glad you liked the selection! It was fun to think about what you might like based on your profile! Thank you for the note, the rating and the heart! And thank you for finding the perfect "home" for the vintage birds!
Comment: Those handmade cactus stickers are pretty cool! Funny story, I had given my aloe Vera plant an ice cube yesterday because it looked super thirsty lol It’s barely hanging on to it’s fifth year of life!
Response: Five years is amazing! That is one lucky plant! Thank you for the rating, the heart and the note back!
Comment: Hi Jana, welcome to swap bot. You're going to love it here. Thank you so much for your sweet words. I love teaching and hope I'm steering my students in the right direction. It's an honor to be a small part of their lives. Happy swapping.
Response: You are very welcome! You're such an important part of your students' lives! I hope they show you the love and respect you deserve! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Wooooohoooooo!!! Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap!!!!! It started with that polka dotted envelope - lol! I didn't want to open up the heart but I had to in order to read your sweet letter. Yes, I love the wash (they are all new to me) and the playing card is gorgeous!! I will remember this swap for a long time!!! You are so awesome!!! Have a wonderful 2019!!! :o)
Response: You are so sweet!!! I'm so glad you liked everything! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Hope to swap with you again sometime!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter. I have issues too finding nice stationery. Arm and a leg for the new stuff, pass. Ebay same thing, arm and a leg for the old stuff, really? seriously? pass. Etsy! digital oh that sounds great but no matching envelope, sigh...pass. Thrift store pwease have some! Woot! And it doesn't smell bad! Bonus :) I have been using some I found in Michael's, yes the art and craft store, in the clearance section for 80 cents each instead of 8$ each. The card is sooo pretty and the stickers! 💗💗💗 I used a letter opener and thought it was a bit tough to cut through the envie but what happened was the inner layer came off but its not bad cause its gorgeous! I am going to layer it along with your awesome celestial font of my name for my journal! So cool! Your awesome. Thank you!
Response: You are too kind! I am so glad you liked what I sent! It's an honor to be included in your journal! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
So true and so funny about stationery! I've been checking the clearance at Michael's but no luck like you! I like the hunt but only if I'm not desperate! Have a great night!
Comment: I don’t even know where to begin! This card is fantastic! My new favorite for reelz! Your 🐝❤️❤️❤️, your absolutely gorgeous handwriting, the wonderful note! Thank you! Nomad bathroom life is interesting...now that we are older we could only do a Class C type situation. The van life ihas passed. Do try to do a vacation in one sometime. It’s pretty incredible. Wake up in California at some magical place and go to bed in Oregon at yet another showstopper. My husband is the pack rat between us so the year of Kon Maring the house was mostly me. I was ready to pretty much get rid of the remainder but, he wanted to keep what’s remaining. I just got tired of the constant clutter battle. Best thing I have ever done and no regrets! Thank you again and I am sure I’ll see you on the swaps again
Response: Awesome! So thrilled you like what I sent! And so true / so funny about van life, etc. Thank you for the rating, your kind words and the heart! See you on the swaps again soon!
Comment: Great job Jana, love the ATC's you made for this bag...will have hard time picking which ones I want to let go of! lol! Happy New Year to you and your family & thank you for the nice letter and extras.
Response: My pleasure! I appreciate the kudos! I'm glad you liked 'em! Happy 2019 to you too! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Jana, Happy New Year to you also!! I love this polar bear ATC you made for me. Awesome job on it, thanks so much! Love the bright orange envelope! Can you believe I have a 70's bright orange countertop kitchen. Everyone else probably says it is dated, but I love it!! Always looking for more orange kitchen things!! I love the stickers also. Thanks for a great swap and welcome to swapbot!!
Response: I SO know the orange you are talking about!!! How awesome! I’m glad you liked the polar bear and the stickers/envie! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Happy 2019!
Comment: Thank you so much for the kind letter! I absolutely love that you did a theme for the swap! I'm inspired to do the same for future swaps and maybe steal your origami idea!
Response: Awesome! Totally great! I was a little worried it wouldn't be "unfoldable" without tearing but you unlocked the secret letter! Thank you for your sweet comment, the rating and the heart! Happy 2019!
Comment: Thank you for the leopard pc, I love it! The rose drawing was a special touch... especially appreciated on dreary days. It seems we have a lot in common and it's nice to connect with someone who shares the same interests!
Response: Yes! I feel he same way! I’m glad you liked the PC and sketch! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Happy 2019! I hope to swap again.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing card! Can you just imagine a dress with that fabric? And I love the little crab you drew peeking from the bottom right corner :). Looking forward to exchanging more mail!
Response: I really can’t imagine! Those were some wild times! I’m so glad you liked the card! It seemed perfect for you! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Looking forward to more swaps with you too! Happy 2019!
Comment: I always love receiving postcards from you! You really make my day! Thank you for the wonderful pineapple postcard! I adore the drawing of the cat! Too cute! I'm Jewish I grew up celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas my mother's family is Catholic and my father's family is Jewish. Unfortunately I didn't carry on the tradition with my boys...it kind of got lost after my parents divorced when I was 8. I sure do miss potato latkes! Have a happy & healthy New year! Thank you again!
Response: You are too sweet! I really enjoyed picking out that PC and decorating it for you! If you do decide to take a nostalgic adventure, here is a Potato Latke hack: start with frozen shredded potatoes and pre-chopped onions! It will save you lots of time! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Happy New Year to you too!
Comment: Thank you for the items you chose for me! I loved the letter We're having a mild winter here too. I had a lady stare at me when I went shopping in my PJ's. It wasn't cold to me, but she was in a parka! I hope we swap again soon too!!! Thank you so much!
Response: Ha! That's great! Houston's winter this year is almost too mild! Thank you for the rating and the heart! I'm glad you liked what I sent! Happy 2019 and hope to swap again!
Comment: I am so jelly that you got to see Blue Morphos in person! I have been to a few live butterfly exhibits but never seen the Blue Morpho! Johanna Clough has a simple tutorial on making a junk journal from scratch. I watch hers and Nik the Booksmith. Happy Paper Craftin! <3
Response: Many thanks for the rating and the heart! Here's to lots of butterflies (and creative moments) in 2019! Happy New Year!
Comment: Hello @paperlvr, welcome to Swapbot! I loved reading about your tradition, it sounds like a lot of fun playing all those games :) thank you for all the cute stickers and I absolutely loved the jellyfish postcard! You are so thoughtful, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and great new year!
Response: So glad it arrived and that you liked what I sent! Thank you for the rating and the heart! I hope you have a great new year too!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful postcard! I love the seahorse pattern! Wish I was brave enough to wear something like that! Your message was so kind & beautiful thank you! You made my day🙂💕
Response: You are so welcome! I'm happy to hear it! Have a great evening and thank you for the rating and the heart!!
Comment: Hi Jana! Thanks for the great PC! He (or she) is really rather regal. I like what you named the PC. lol. You will Love Zentangle! You have great handwriting and your sample on here is fantastic! Keep going! Merry Christmas and Happy 2019! Happy swapping to you.....
Response: Awww. You are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words, encouragement and the heart! I appreciate it! Happy Holidays and New Year to you too!