Comment: I wish you luck with getting the Master's Degree! That's awesome. My two youngest boys had a trip planned to Japan and then everything shut down for covid. They are still annoyed. :-) Gardens are great!
Comment: Hi Ari! Thank you for the cards, letter, and postcards. It was nice to read a lil letter with the swap. I think my favorite one is the skunk! I'm not sure if I will ever host a swap, but if I feel like I come up with a more unique idea that's different from current swaps, I'll create one. Hope all is well with you.
Comment: Where do you get your little graph cards? I love it so much but never seem to be able to find them.
Thank you for the fun mail, washi tape, stickers and card! :D Always need more of it all. HUGS
Comment: Oh my, what a wonderful swap, so much lovely stuff😀. It was a real treat to open, I expected a pencil case, but you send so many nice extras. Gosh shipping is so expensive for you to send international 🥺, so thank you so much for a very thoughtfully curated swap.❤️❤️
Response: So glad it got to you <3 and that you like all the goodies
Comment: Hi Ari! I thought it was so cool that we got paired up! Not many people have the exact spelling of Ari and it was really neat to see that! Anyway, I loved your happy mail and it definitely brightened my day! The Beauty and the Beast stickers were my favorite. Thank you so so much!!
Comment: Hi Ari,
Thank you for the cute Haiku. It is a nice addition to my Comments Section.
I am sorry I have been slow in rating you, but I just recently had surgery and the recovery has been very slow. I am hoping it improves more over this next week. I have had to be real careful and have to continue to be careful the rest of this week and until the end of April.
I love Swap-bot. I love meeting new swappers, ones I have not swapped with before. As well, I love swapping with swappers I know, those I've swapped with before. I also love all the Great swaps I receive from swappers. Those I have swapped with, overall, have been Super Responsible in sending swaps to me.
Please be aware that mail in Colorado continues to be slow, both in and out of the state. Please be Patient! Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks Barb! I hope you have a swift recovery :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: your collection look pretty nice! I also collect illustrated postcard, but my "collection" isn't enough to be called collection, i guess. i rarely got illustrated postcard in my mailbox, lol. have a nice day!
Comment: I hope this finds you with a huge smile on your face. My favorite color is cobalt blue. If you have ever seen cobalt blue glass it is just so brilliant and stunning to me. I am not really a baby blue or navy blue fan, but Cobalt is just right.
Comment: thank you for the nice facts about you! it was really interesting! and i've been wearing glasses for a long time too, since the first grade if i remember correctly, lol. i hope you'll have a wonderful day and good luck on your job!<3 being a teacher is a hard work but i'm sure you can do it!<3
Comment: I have looked in my email inbox and junk/spam folders and I was not able to find this email swap. If you sent it I am not able to locate it. I also sent you a message on October 12. If you resend I will gladly change my rating:)
Update: March 17, 2021
Thank you for contacting me on March 12, 2021 about the message I sent you on October 12, 2020. I received your swap on March 16, 2021 and have changed my rating for this swap from a 1 to a 3. Happy swapping to you.
Response: As stated on my profile, I have not been online since August 2020. I reached out to this partner about possibly resending/rerating but I have not heard back yet UPDATE: Thank you for the rerate. Happy Swapping!
Comment: I loved your answers and am so happy that you joined the swap. I hope to sometime host the swap again because it was really a fun one to do! (I just re-read my e-mail that I sent to you and cringed when I saw typos here and there - I really need to go over the e-mails BEFORE I send them (not after! lol) Have an awesome day!
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Your wall of pictures is nice. Retail stores right now would love to have those quarters. Lol. I'm in retail and we're limited to so many coins a week.This whole year has been messed up and not gotten better. Always something. It will get better soon. Real soon I hope. I probably should have chosen glasses as what I can't live without. Lol. I said coffee.
Comment: Loved both the chain necklaces. I used to make jewellery years ago. Bought so many supplies and then stopped making more. LOL. It's awesome to have some hobby. I am enjoying mostly paper crafting and journaling now. Thanks for the swap!
Comment: Thank you for hosting the swap and your email. Loved those glitter pins. I had seen similar in a mall years ago. I have similar colourful ones. I always forget to use pretty pins and clips but love to have them! Cute fluffy dog!
Comment: Thank you for sharing pictures and descriptions of your jewelry collection. I have a lot of jewelry mostly owls, but I think you have more. I like the way you have it displayed. I think my wedding ring is the only real gold and diamonds I own.
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me your hobby of jewellry made from resin. I have never heard of it but it sounds fun and I may check it out soon. Some thing interesting to do and creative. Thanks for the idea. Keep on being creative.
Comment: Rec'd today!!
I cant wait to read through this. Thank you for the cute stickers you included! Also, pretty journal! Love how thick it is! The pages and photos are so very well put together and beautiful!
Comment: Thank you for your email! It was nice to have a peek into your life. Hope you had happy time shopping. Hehe. And I also hope you cleared the exams. I am so glad I don't have to give exams now... been 6.5 years since I passed my Masters. I hated exams lol.
Comment: Thank you for your answers. I always enjoy learning a bit about others.
I agree that it is good when people are open minded. Unfortunately, we seem to be getting to be in the minority of late.
Comment: O... M... G... this happy mail actually made me tear up. The fact that you put so much love and work into the flipbook you sent (and including so many beautiful, wonderful goodies)... it made me feel so special and I'm absolutely honored to receive such beautiful mail. There aren't enough words to describe how much I love it. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I absolutely love it. <3
Response: You are very welcome :) I am so happy you liked it ♥️
Comment: Thank you for your answers! I've actually started hosting my own swaps myself which was more nerve-wracking than i thought it would be! I'll keep an eye out for swaps you host for sure! Learning Russian sounds interesting also, good luck with it! X
Comment: After opening the Christmas bracelet first I was even more excited to see what else you made. You have a good eye for making jewelry and I adored the beaded bracelet too. I will wear this a lot since the colors you picked will match most of my clothes. Thanks again. Happy Holidays!!!
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful goodies!!! I love everything!!! I always look forward to your swaps because they are always something unique and different and I hope to join more! I especially love the jewelry themed swaps! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Comment: Oh my goodness thank you so much. I love the m and m one and all are great. Will be using some for swaps I love the poop too. Thank u for thoughtfulness (btw if u haven’t sent a resend please don’t and if u did I will send it back to ya) 💩is awesome 💋❤️❤️😍
Comment: Well that was the best package I've got in a long time! I totally love the envelope too. I am so looking forward to looking at all the pictures and reading your journaling. I'm only two pictures in already and my husband and I have said we want to go to the one beach you showed, the pebbles are sooooo pretty!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable card and fun goodies. I love that there were no spiders in the confetti! The envelope was beautiful. Finding a fun, decorated envelope in the mailbox makes my day!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your answers. One thing I realized is that most of us has 'travelling' as one of the main item in a bucket list. Although, I don't have a literal list, one thing that would be on top of my list is to visit Kentucky, USA! :)
Comment: WOW! Thank you SO much! These are gorgeous!! I can't believe you made them ~ you've got a lot of talent! Also, ADORABLE presentation, the jewelry bags are SO CUTE!!! xoxo Hope too see you in another swap soon :)
Comment: wow!! you totally proved the "one woman's trash is another woman's treasure" theory!! I love what you sent me!! Nancy Drew was my very favorite series of books when I was younger...still have my original books, in fact!!! The rainbow row card and the stone mt are cool!!...and that handpainted one...did you make it??...it's awesome!!! Thank you very much for hating all of these and sending them to me!!! PS...your envelope art is awesome too!!!!
Comment: Thank you for your adorable bear with armfuls of hearts on my page today! You’re very welcome for the “reminder” too. It’s the least I could do & only hope others might afford me the same nudge when I need it! Your kind words are a big encouragement to me as well. I genuinely appreciate your sharing this opportunity to spread a little kindness with me 🥰 Hope you have many more heart-filled days in the months and years to come! ❤️💜💕
Comment: Thanks so much! I have a lot of stuff but I don't have letter sets! Good choice for me! = ) I like to look at the city my swap comes from, and I know the 209! My sister and my bestie used to live in it. Little French Camp......♥
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing. I'm quite new to SB so I had no idea ATCs were even a thing. I've received a few from swaps and although I don't collect them myself, I still think they're amazing! I think it's such a lovely idea for a collection and I hope you receive loads more cards!
Comment: Ari, what a wonderful packet of K items you sent to me!!! I had such fun going through everything, and it was such a grand assortment! Note papers - both big and small, stickers, envelopes, the key stickers, the postcards, and the tiny kite; and everything packaged up so cute! Thank you for the time and energy you put into putting together such a fun package for me! It is greatly appreciated! Happy swapping to you!!!
Comment: Oh how cute a unicorn going surfing. Mine was eating watermelon. Thanks it was super cute. Thank you so much for the two extra things. You didnt have to do that, but I sure am thrilled that you did.
Comment: Guess what came today? I spoke too soon!! Haha. Lovely handmade envelopes! Also ty so much for the cute extra stickers and the cute colorful envelope!!!! It looks like it was hand cancelled so maybe thats what held it up. Either way, just wanted you to know it arrived today :) Ty!!!!
Comment: It hasn't arrived yet, but ratings are due. I have no doubt that you sent it and, knowing the work that goes into a project like this, I'm sure that if it actually DOES arrive, it will deserve a heart.
Comment: ari, thanks . i actually really enjoyed masked singer and i love bear in big blue house. Veggie tales does get on my nerves although my son loves it and he loved the wiggles. anyway thanks for your list! loved reading it! mindy
Comment: 5 of the 6 cards are perfect for me and do fit my collection, so glad you passed them on. I dont do Halloween, so I will give that one to another player in the future. It is very well done and someone will be super happy with it. Great swapping with you since the butterfly cactus an other cards are perfect.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your movie list. There are quite a few on it I haven't seen. I've been wanting to watch The Place Beyond The Pines because Emory Cohen is in it, and I love him. I will check it out 💜
Comment: Ari, I am "over the 🌙" with happiness from your thought filled envelope! I truly love everything you senr! I have so few 🌙 things...SO excited to use them in my crafting, and keep some just for me. 😊 Thank you ever so much!
Comment: Happy birthday! I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday, and also I think it's super nice your sister is not only your friend, but I'm thinking the person whose qualities inform your entire idea of friendship! I also love your answer about your purpose in life, because it's definitely what I'd expect from someone at your stage of life. I asked that question because my purpose up until a month or two ago was to raise my kids, and finding my new purpose has been perplexing. I do believe, like you, that I will define it for myself. Anyway, thanks for thoughtful answers!
Comment: What a beautiful envelope to find in my [email protected] And your list is awesome, both in content and appearance. I love the little square shiny thingies! And thanks for the smiley stickers, I can definitely use those! Happy spring!
Comment: Thanks for the stories. These are the kinds of stories I have heard that I believe more than the more grandiose. O don't believe that, if there are ghosts, they intend any harm or could do any if they did.
Comment: Arimails, your ghosts sound just SO creepy-pasta-esque. the part where the shadow creature rushed past your door and you saw it in the mirror, where it then showed up in your sister's room? hey, don't like that :) sleep when?
Comment: Hello!! Thank you so much for all the beautiful flower themed items!! I loved them all!! Best part of my day!! The envelope was beautiful also!! The crocheted beaded flowers were amazing!! Thanks you so much!! Toni
Comment: Yay my mailbox had two of your swaps today! thank you 😊I added you on IG too! Congrats on the job, that is AMAZING! Good luck too!! 😊Hope to swap with you again soon, I loved all the stickers so much. — Micaela
Comment: I am only rating 3 for lateness. You sent almost a week late according to the postmark. If you are ever late in the future, be sure to notify your partners to avoid low ratings in the future. Thank you for some nice items!
Response: This partner claims I sent late although I did not. I had 19 other partners and none rated down for lateness. She has done this to multiple other swappers as well.
Comment: Thank you for sending. I am only rating a 5 because you included the stickers, which I will count as the sticker flakes. The tapes you sent me are not washi. They are deco tape. You should be able to tear the Washi Tape easily like you can masking tape. This tape you sent cannot be tore, it must be cut. You need to remember this because this will get you rated down in washi themed swaps.
Comment: Thanks for the great story about your tradition - my mouth was watering just reading about your tamales. I’ve never tried a pineapple one before! I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for one of those. I loved the stickers too. Thanks a bunch!
Comment: Omgosh!! I love everything in it I literally was smiling the whole time turning over each item lol. Thank you so much for the extras on top of the requirements :) <3 I had so much fun with this!
Comment: Oh my goodness! Thank you! Everything was on point with my style. I loved the handmade card and stickers. Your note was also so appreciated :) thanks for packing it all in a cute envelope too!
Comment: Thank you, sadly the post office had tore it and I’m not sure if I had received it all. It was their fault not yours. The washi tapes and Christmas tree Christmas card is what came in and I liked it very much Thank you again please don’t worry. Just enjoy your Holidays 👍🏻🤶🏻🎄🍷
Comment: Ari, I love your name, it is so pretty! Thank you for the wonderful ATC card. It is SO cute!!! I also appreciate how you decorated the envelope. It really stood out in my mailbox. Also, thank you for the cute little extras. Have a happy and safe holiday season!!!
Comment: Thank you for both of the paintings. Very pretty lighthouse, I love how you framed it in the starry sky. Interesting abstract too......mine always come out looking wonky ;) Just be cautious of swap deadlines. You sent a day late, but as it was a Sunday, I know getting to a post office is nearly impossible unless you're in a farming town.
Comment: I love everything about this swap - the decorated envelope, the handmade card, the pocket you made in the card, and all the wonderful goodies you sent. Thank you so much for an absolutely lovely swap!
Comment: I buy most Kawaii stationery on Kawaii ya.com these days as Kawaii stationery seems so hard to find...online and off. I used to collect all the Sanrio character plush but eventually just stopped for whatever reason. Thank you for the Kawaii goodies!
Comment: Thanks so much! What a fun package. I loved both the big bag and the small purple and black bag. Will definitely be carrying around my stuff in it on Halloween. Loved the cute kitty stickers and everything else. Happy Halloween!!
Comment: Dear Ari, thank you sooooo much for such an awesome ATC! You totally captured BoJack's essence. I decided to cancel the whole series as it seems that it would be only you and me, but please let me know if you want us to do some private ATC swaps. It is also one of my favorite shows (I'm watching it for the 3rd time at the moment) and I'd love to swap more characters :D Thanks for the extras too! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC's. I love your designs - flowers and cake, you know me so well LOL. I also really love the ones you passed on, they are beautiful and fit in my collection. Thanks for the great swap.
Comment: I'm sorry it took me a few days to rate you; I was out of town. Thanks so much for the ATCs! I like the style of collage you use-- it's geometrical. I particularly like the 2 bird ATCs and the Zombie/Frankenstein one. Thanks again, and I look forward to future swaps with you!
Comment: Fun atc... I would love an umbrella drink right now... hold back on anything with pineapple..as i am deathly allergic... but what fun to drink out of a coconut... Fun colors and well done atc.. Thank you so much
Comment: Thanks for the drawing! There was no backing on it like atc's come with, and was required in this swap. Recycled cereal box cardboard or similar is usually sandwiched between 2 papers. Not 2 thin printer papers glued together. However since you did spend time drawing nice by hand I am writing a 5. Please be careful because you may get rated down in the future for this or post marks etc. ðŸ’œ
Comment: Hello dear, thank you for your lovely comment! We only have one planet, so doing what I can to help take care of it is very important to me! It is cool that you feel the same way! I'm turning 20 this year and I'm almost scared, haha! 20 sounds SO much older than 19! Hopefully I'll survive anyway ;)
Comment: I do mostly electronic swaps because I can't do any of the Artsy type swaps but I wish I had more pen pals. My mailbox is usually empty most days. Hopefully that changes soon. Thank you for the encouragement! Happy New Year!