Comment: I love your addition to the little journal ♥️ but especially the bird on your handmade paper 😍😍😍 reminds me of growing up! (Grass Valley, CA 😁) Thank you so much for the great swap! I’ll have fun passing it along!
Comment: Cute little mini journal entry - looks like I’ll need to continue the theme as I just carved another small cactus! 🌵 I adore your bird - his patterns are beautiful and it looks fabulous on your handmade paper! 😍😍😍
Comment: Love your mini art journal! The birds and dream are fantastic! Love that you went colorful with your paper, ink and beautiful envelope. 💖 Thanks so much for the UK postsge!! Definitely a treasure!! 💖💖
Comment: Hi Amy. Thank you for passing on the Used Stamp Chain card for round #42. I will pass on 🙂
Thank you also for your very considerate Christmas pc for my mum. She was so funny... passed to me, cuz it was "swappy" looking... I handed it back to her...It's Yours 😀 she was so surprised and pleased. She loved the Cardinal. She said to tell you that they are her favorite, and she believes they bring her good luck. ☘️
You are so thoughtful to think of her. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
I'm sorry it has taken me a bit to rate you. I've had Dr appts up the wazoo. Yesterday, I had a second round of spinal facet injections. Well see how it goes. 🤞 MRI next week.
Comment: So sorry this rating is so late!! I must not have hit save and it never posted to you! I love your postcard and your carving! The font is gorgeous and the saying is perfect!! I can barely write that beautifully- much less carve so exquisitely!! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: I love the postcard you sent me! We have some of those antique christmas ornaments -- my mom said they are from the 1940s and 50s and they are really delicate and therefore you dont find many of them in antique stores and when you do... they are expensive!! I LOVE the ones I have because they were my grandparents and always on their tree when I was little!!
Thank you for the vintage stamps too!! OH and I LOVE your decorated envelope!! xx Gabi
Comment: Hey Amy! first off, TYSM for joining my swap!😀 I so appreciate that you did. TYVM for the Alice in Wonderland glitter PC. I love it very much! I also loved your nice note and the vintage stamps you put on the PC as well ! I hope you & your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: I was so happy to find your envelope adorned with the yawning lady and so many different postage stamps in my mailbox today! Thank you for the great variety of stamps and ephemera. I really like the blank postcard and the Chinese paper and your special ATC, too!
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute kitten card. Adorable! Catty sounds like a cutie. I know what you mean about them catching birds and mice. I hate to see that, too. My cats stay indoors but sometimes catch mice who made the mistake of coming inside. Cathy
Comment: Dear Amy, oh wow, this envelope looks amazing! *.* And it arrived safely and without roblems. XD The book you're reading sounds interessting and despite my "to read"-list is already very long, I will still put it on, too. XD
Have a great week!
Comment: Amy, thank you so much for the ATCs. I love them. Your carved stamped image is awesome. I tried doing some carving myself, but my skills are not as refined as yours! Thanks for sending that too!
Comment: I love this envelope so much! If you ever do your hand cut relief Plague Doctor as a print, and get me in this swap again, would frame it. Thank you so much for such a kind and creative swap! ♥
Comment: Thanks for the swap and your nice note. CA is one of the three contiguous states I haven't visited. We were planning on visiting in the spring of 2020. We are beginning to think about traveling again though probably road trips to begin with.
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful postcard with the pin-ups and the stamps you have chosen :) I also put tomatoes in my garden !! They are now starting to make small clusters <3 Basil, on the other hand, cannot resist me, I realized that you wet it too much :(
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely handmade paper! I enjoy doing that too, and have also experimented with adding flowers. I was surprised it didn't do as much as I expected. I need to pull my gear out and make some more too! I've also played around with making stamps, but nothing as cool or complicated as the gorgeous caligraphy you made! Cool stationery too, and I really covet your little prickly pear sticky note! Cactus blossoms are one of my favorite things! Thank you, thank you!
Comment: I loved reading your letter! Ok, so I need to try hand making paper myself. I've always wanted to and you basically gave me great directions. And wow! I've never seen flower seeds at Goodwill either, but it sounds like you got a great selection. Reading about your flower seeds for butterflies reminded me of this one time I was walking up the sidewalk to the front door of a friend's house and there were these flowering plants all along the length of it and as I walked, tons of butterflies suddenly started flying into the air. It was so magical! Thank you for the extra goodies too!
Comment: thank-you SO MUCH for the beautiful coffee themed ATC! Absolutely love it :) Also thank-you for sending me the coffee themed stamps, you are too kind & I'm so happy to finally have them :) <3 You just made my day
Comment: Love the homemade paper! Really adds depth to your ATC. Did you really carve the stamp? I'm amazed. Wish I could be that talented! Thank you for taking time to make this little piece of art so special. 💚💚💚
Comment: Thank you for such an amazing swap! I loved the envelope and the green in the stamps you chose and thr Christmas seal was such a wonderful added bonus. Love the trees stamp too as well as the wonderful selection of stamps and the washi was just perfect! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: I'm impressed with zine makers who are good storytellers. Your quarantine story is so relatable and your beautifully carved images really illustrate the story well. The zine is quality. Thanks for the handcarved suns square I noticed how cool the paper is and then read that it's handmade. It takes ink really well. That's a nice extra.
Comment: Thank you so much, Amy, for the very interesting Covid-19 Quarantine zine! I love it! Very topical and I love hearing about others’ experiences with this in their communities. The stamps you carved are WONDERFUL! The extra sun prints on the handmade paper is awesome! I love it all!!!
Comment: Is it weird to say that I enjoyed your zine when it's about this unique situation that we are all in? It's historical! I really love your carvings and love the handmade paper! (And I also started following the Body Project during the pandemic too!!)
Comment: Thank you for joining the swap. I always wonder about pictures I find in books...because I'm sure it was a picture that brings the reader joy because [I'm assuming] its not a random thing to use as a bookmark...they chose it for a reason, right?Did you see the news about the Van Gogh artwork used as a bookmark? 🤯Wow!!
Here's the link:
Comment: your gorgeous envelope arrived this morning.
thank you for the intricate ATC. The notelet is delightful. Your handmade paper has turned out very nicely. I recently ordered some paper made from plants (Etsy)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome historic card!
It has to be weird to work from home for so long. I‘m at home since May 2020 now (because of pregnancy and maternity) and if I‘d have time I would miss my colleagues a lot (and also the way to work by subway where I read every day).
Hope everything will be normal soon!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing ATC! I wouldn't hv guessed those were security envelopes. Nvr really noticed the pretty patterns on them. The embossed clear sticker is beautiful! Thanks for the lovely extras. Till we swap again! 😉
Comment: Thanks Amy for this long and lovely letter.
Also I love the PC, bookmark and wow that prayer flag 🙏🏻
Did you enjoyed the 4th of July celebration? And how are your vegetables doing? I understand what you mean about gardening. It goes with trail and error.
Here the library’s had the same construction during the lockdown.
Hopefully those times are forever in the past.
Take care and hugs from the Netherlands 🤗
Comment: Thank you for sending the cards on!
I love to browse through the cooking section in the library too! Unfortunately they don’t have a Big Collection. Therefore they also have some cooking magazine with new issues regularly.
Comment: Thanks for the kitty card! I got my vaccine in April, with the 2nd dose the day before an in-person job interview. My body let me drive an hour and interview, get the job 2 hours later, then got a fever that night. Go body! I gave it plenty of rest, and am now happy to be becoming an English teacher!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the ATC! Thank you so much!!! Did you know I was born in Auburn? One of the last. (they tore the hospital down after I was born). So weird getting a letter with the return address of my home town! :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC! (and the stamped envelope - I wonder if everyone who gets into carving does a ginkgo leaf - there's something very appealing about them) The seahorse print you sent in the last swap is off being matted right now. :-)
Comment: The Popcorn bag! Yas! Makes such a pretty envelope! Darn, that mail clerk drew a line thru the pretty butterfly stamp. I hate that! LOL The ATC is sooooo preeeeettty! Hay, those ice cream cuts outs....are those vintage, they look vintage? Happy excellent swap!
Comment: WOW, what an amazing swap to receive. I adore these, especially the ATC (strong contender for favorite to date). I feel so inspired now to learn more about carving and printing! I haven't tried multi-block printing yet, but maybe I'll get there eventually - absolutely love your results - I'll definitely frame the seahorse! Thank you so much - here is an extra bonus ❤!
Comment: Thank you- I love how your ATC turned out-beautiful! My lilacs have not bloomed yet, but soon, usually around Mother's Day. I have been covering the new ones nearly every night lately as it as been dipping below freezing. Lilac scent is really my favorite, but you can never find anything like a candle, soap, etc. that actually smells like the real thing, so when they bloom I am just constantly sticking my face in them and inhaling. Even when we are on walks and it's someone else's lilac near the sidewalk!
Comment: Amy, thank you so much for sharing your reality. I may not know the entire story, but I have dealing with similar situations, and it can be tough. However, there are good days as well, and I hope you experience them more than once in a while. Aside from everything else that's going, I do hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Sending love and happiness your way! 😊💖
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard and stamps. And the stamped lady reading reminds me of Helena Bonham Carter. Reading your charming profile ... I love how you mentioned reading the typeface descriptions in books because I always do too. Enjoy the swaps!
Comment: Thank you so much! What an amazing swap to receive. The stamp of the plane on the back is amazing! And the washi is so perfect. Where did you get the note paper with the paper airplane on it? Loved all the details. I could go on and on! Thank you!
Comment: Wow, what an awesome mailing to receive! Thanks so much for the stamps & I love the photo!! My son claimed it for his collection. We restore old scooters & he has a license plate collection going. 🙂
Thanks again & I wish you all the best.
Comment: I love your calligraphy! And you carved the pen yourself? Impressive! I love doing calligraphy, too, but I find I concentrate so much on the letters that I'm more likely to misspell a word! I have to be extra careful about that! How did you learn to carve the pens? Sounds fun! Thanks so much for the note and book suggestion! One that is especially appropriate for where I live for sure! I'll check it out!
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute Valentine and the lovely stickers. I loved the airmail envelope you sent in too. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Valentine's Day!! Thanks for joining the swap. 💜💌
Comment: Please tell me that when the nurse picked the rocks out of your face, it was also 2 days before picture day, so you can truly sympathize. My Mom insisted that I get my picture done anyway, and I was so embarrassed when she gave them out to family....Its funny now but at 7 I was mortified.
Comment: Hi Amy, Loved the postalette. I loved hearing about your plans for your garden and about Baby. Thanks for the lovely washi tapes and cat playing card, I love them. Wishing you a happy and safe 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely christmas card Amy! Did you do the christmas shopping on time? We are in a hard lockdown now, but luckily we got our christmas decorations early. Hope you have a good last day of the year!
Comment: I cannot possibly give you enough hearts! This was so thoughtful and caring it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so, so much! The Instax pic of your BLM postcards is on my daughter's bulletin board in her room now. She's 12, she knows what's going on, and it really means a lot to her that you care. Thank you!
Comment: Oh Amy, the perfect pinkness of this ATC (APC, really) is just lovely! I adore the vintage Father Christmas images, and your embellishments are just right. Thank you also for the incredible marbled papers...those will be hoarded and used only for very special projects (not swaps!). It's a joy to swap with you!
Comment: Thank you for the pc and tag! I haven’t heard a Christmas song yet, probably because I haven’t been shopping and I’m always listening to an audiobook. Lol. I’ll have to listen to my playlist soon.
Comment: Love it all! Great envelope with the bunny and matching stamps! Love the ATC with the clear Dymo labels! You definitely waited too long to use them! My neighbour was with me when I opened the envelope and we both noticed and loved the clear labels. Great font too. I know you got the labels ages ago but I’d love to know the font of the Dymo! Such pretty colours too. Love pink for fall (the deer made me think fall) Thank you so much.
Comment: absolutely gorgeous postcard and I love the bunny shadow pupped stamp! I've been working hard to create peaceful spaces in my home (redecorated my front porch to make a reading nook and bought a bunch of house plants for my work-from-home corner of the kitchen table). I hope you are finding peaceful spaces too!
Comment: I'm so glad you joined this swap and shared your own carved stamped images. They're fantastic! You sent so many, lucky me! And I like all the different papers and inks you used and your cool envie too. They will all be used. Can't wait to play! Enjoy those blue skies. We too had some blue skies today but Autumn has definitely arrived. Thanks again for such a lovely swap!
Comment: Thanks for playing! Congrats on cleaning the garage! I helped my sister move from the house she lived in for 58 years. That was a lot of cleaning and cleaning out! My daughter also just moved from one town in Virginia to another and we helped her with that - again, lots of cleaning. I'm taking this week off! LOL
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your letter and for the lovely extras. Your envelope of Wonder Woman and the staying strong theme is on point. Plus so true!! I’m trying to get my mental health together so I can get stronger in other ways, and so I can be a better ally. It’s the whole, you gotta help yourself first on the sinking ship so you can reach out and help others. At least for me. I didn’t use to take care of myself before I did others, and it was never not worth doing but it takes a bigger toll and leaves me with less to help others.
Take care of yourself and I’m so glad you’ve had positive interactions.
I once had police show up to my house for a wellness check (it was a bad situation and a selfish friend who made it about her rather than about me, ironically—another friend told her to not do that because it would trigger me, and it did.). I have PTSD among other issues, and as soon as that officer showed unannounced, armed, I was triggered. Fortunately, I managed to shout, I have PTSD! And the officer put his own hands sort of up and took a step back and told me he was there just to talk and help. I was lucky. If I were a Black man, I don’t know if it would’ve been as good an interaction—I certainly would like to give that officer then benefit of the doubt that he would’ve done the same for anyone, but the news so often shows that’s not true.
Keep on gardening but watch out for the heat!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Eiffel Tower postcard, I LOVE it!! Hope you had a good cook out for the 4th - we were surrounded by illegal fireworks at home and a tree caught fire around the block so it was a stressful night! :O Take care and be safe and thank you for the awesome "old" postage stamps!
Comment: Hi Amy! Thank you so much for the awesome Cowboy ATC. It came out so cute and I love the Cowboy stamp that you used. So cool how you created a story and the way that you packaged was so authentic. I hope you enjoyed the theme. Thanks for joining! Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Thank you for the amazing giraffe card! I love it. It reminds me of the Griffin and Sabine books by Nick Bantock. You should check them out. I'll check out the Broken Earth books, thanks for the recommendation. I'm really missing the library these days. Take care.
Comment: You're lucky your state is on lockdown. Everyone is driving around NC continuing the spread. We still go to work even though there's 5 cases in my county now so I'm sure the numbers will get higher soon. Stay safe.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! Here in the northeast the only thing coming to life outside in my yard is a patch of snowdrops. When I see them poking through the ground in defiance of winter I know that spring is on its way! :)
Comment: Thanks for the lovely note. It has been gorgeous here as well. I'm taking my dog out for a walk in a little while. So nice to be able to do that on a nice sunny day in February--without a jacket or sweater! I love lemonade anytime--wish I had a tree to supply me, but I have friends who always share their bounty!
Comment: Love the bookish postcards! I know you didn't start them, but anyway. Thanks for carrying on! Playing a baby grand is always a treat. Good job learning "The Tennessee Waltz" so quickly. My Dad used to like that song.
Comment: Thank you for sharing a bit about your weekly library adventures! I never thought to get recipes there (duh), and I’m very interested to learn more about the audiobook you mentioned prescribing poetry for your worries! Very clever 😉 Thank for sparking some inspiration AND doing so on a nice postcard of a mailbox I don’t yet have in my collection! Like the vintage postage stamps too!!!
Comment: Hi Amy thank you for the Classic Pooh collage card. I really like it and did you stamp/paint the back...it's lovely <3 thank you for using a variety of colourful postage stamps. Happy 2020 swapping peace love light
Comment: Wow, that arrived super fast - I haven't even moved to the new address yet but luckily I already have the keys so I received it! Thank you for the lovely polaroids! I love the way you decorated them too.
Comment: Thanks Amy for this wonderful swap! It deserves 2 hearts! I love the testuring you did on the outside envie and the ATC with birdies is perfect. Thanks too for all the extras and the brightly colored stamps! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Very cool information about the surrealist telephone game. I did some searching to find out more. This would be a fun art classroom activity. In my online search I found a game that I'll probably buy -- Telestrations. It's based on this idea. Kind of a pictionary game and telephone game. Thanks for the postcard Eclectonote.The Janis Joplin postage stamp was a nice touch.
Comment: Received your PC today and Thank you! I miss California! I was an Army brat back in the late 60's and lived in South Gate, Ca. near Los Angeles about 7 miles. Lived there for 4 years. You know where South Gate is?
Comment: lol you got me. What is the book pix? I looked, and looked. It seems its a flow of books behind a door. Did you notice the rabbit riding a book? Very cool. Either way its all very cool esp. the rubber stamp. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! It's so hard to stick to a diet this time of year...I've given up even trying to watch what I eat until January 1st lol. I'm just trying to make sure I keep exercising so at least I don't gain weight lol
Comment: Thank you for making my day by sending a postcard fave from my home state of California! I enjoyed reading your ideas for self-care too! The swimming idea is one that I hadn’t thought of in a while!
Comment: Hi Amy and thank you for the fab bundle of coffee dyed papers. I love this technique and the results it gives. And you sent me such a fun variety of papers to use. Your little sewn pocket is adorable and thank you for the stamps you included. And I must tell you that the envelope you made to send all of this is just fantastic! I hated to tear it open and am going to save it and use pieces of it for future projects. Thanks so much for a great swap!!
Comment: I am in LOVE, both with the atc and the vintage ephemera you shared. Thank you so so much. Forgot to mention how much I appreciate the rabbit touches, I’m keeping everything to reuse down to the envie and stamp!
Comment: Love the envie! I thought it was a pencil telling at the envelopes, but now I'm wondering if they are singing? Anyway, it will get included in my journal. Thanks for the extras. Happy autumn to you!
Comment: Hay, thats cool that you found a swimming card to match your "weapon". lolol But is the diver in that picture FLAT? He looks flat. Have you noticed? lololo Hay, love all the stamps! And I appreciate the rainbow stamp too! So pretty! Thank you!!!!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the cool card featuring the circus performer on horseback, Amy, and for choosing one of those great circus stamps as well. Sadly the wicked mail delivery witch destroyed them with her thick black marker -- but don't get me started...Charming rubber stamp image too :)
Comment: I am very sorry that the first original mail hasn't been delivered - mail service can be crazy sometimes. You have been so nice and kind both in replying to my messages and in resending.... Thank you. And may you be repaid in the same way that you treated and comunicated with me.
Comment: Wow, thanks for my favorite washi mail yet! Beautiful watercolor art on the envie, and unique cool samples that I can tell you chose for me 👍 I'd love to do a washi swap with you so we can swap some cool tapes from our collections!
Comment: Amy, a couple of envelopes fell into a black hole in my living room. My mail got mixed in with my adult daughter's mail. The black hole spit it out yesterday. Sigh.... Thank you for a LOVELY ATC. Lovely stamps and just a pretty ATC. Thanks so much. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the unusual PC, I will send it on in the next swap :). Thank you for the buttons, they are super cute, I will use them in a journal swap I am working on, they will be perfect for it
Comment: Already the envelope with its subtle decoration and the loads of wonderful stamps would have been worth a heart. Thanks for the wide variety of pages with different languages and styles. It will be a pleasure to use them.
Comment: Thanks, these are one of my favorite kind of cards. I have quite a few but not this one. I used to have a trading partner in the UK and he would send me cards of marching military bands and such. My favorites of those were when the unit or band had an animal mascot, most of which were big white goats with massive horns. Have a great weekend. Rich
Comment: This card is so fashion forward and cool makes me want to go to the event tgey are going to what ever it is. Basically that means your card inspires me to make up a story and that makes this card so very much cooler than cool I love it thank you
Comment: I love the ATC with the owl and nest on the collaged background. Thanks for the swap and the great extras. We had green stamps also but they were S&H. The foreign language pages will be great to use in collages.
Comment: Oooh, you have a good reading list going. There are so many books on my TBR list that I hardly know where to begin! Thanks for sharing your list and the wonderful Shakespeare & Co. postcard. I love it!
Comment: What a wonderful mermaid postcard! I love how you decorated the written side too! Lovely stamping! I think I can finally say I'm tired of winter, too! It's still too cold in the mornings to not wear a sweater or light jacket. I'm ready to break out my spring and summer shoes! Take care!
Comment: Thank you. I love it! I'm going to put this one in my album. I love typewriters. I inherited one from my aunt when she passed years back. I hadn't gotten around to finding a tape for it. I think I will now. you have inspired me.
Comment: Oh boy did you hit all the high notes with this swap! Love the envie, love the typing and green ink! Swoon!!! The photos are so cool! I'm still learning mine and more are "no" than "yes" but then I come from a photography background and may be too fussy. Thanks for sharing everything!!!!
Comment: What a lovely picture on this card! So cute. Also I love that weather/date stamp, very unique. I wish I could play an instrument, that is so kind of you to volunteer your time and talent in such a way. Have a beautiful day!
Comment: This is really interesting and nicely done. Thank you and thank you as well for the cool seahorse stamped ATC. I'm a little surprised you don't sign the fronts of your artwork or even initial it.
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap. This is the most impressive swap I have ever received. I love the photos you sent along with the beautiful note and stickers. Thank you so much for very well thought out swap.
Comment: Love postage stamps, and love this ATC. Glad the USPS finally got around to bringing a pile of mail that they had been hoarding for me. I appreciate reading magazines with articles about preparing for the holidays after the holidays are pretty much over.
Comment: What a festive postcard! I love all the vintage Christmas stamps you used! I'm gonna have to start collecting some unused ones! Thanks so much! I had a peaceful Christmas day, with my kids while hubby worked during the day. Hope you had a great day also!
Comment: How beautiful with the lovely card and very cool stamps!!! THANK YOU! Happy Christmas to you and yours :):):) Edit: You sent me a second card and it was lovely and also had cool stamps :):):) Hope your holidays were grand :):):)
Comment: WOW - love all the elements to your ATC. The Japanese maple leaf is such a great addition. My cousin dries lots of leaves and flowers so I will have to raid her stash - great idea. Thanks also for all the wonderful world stamps and also for sending in a yellow envelope!!
Comment: Loved, loved, loved your postcard and stamp! Also loved your awesome penmanship and date/weather stamp. Very cool! Bonus when you don't cover the image by the postage stamp and just let it be. Thank you!!
Comment: Hi Amy. I got your postcard. It's so lovely. I love the colors a lot and your hand carved stamps. Are those your's or were they something you received from the first part of this swap? Anyway, the whole thing is lovely. Thank you.
Comment: Hi Amy. Thank you for your lovely Christmas card. I love your calligraphy and don't worry about the misspelling of my name (I once had someone call me Louse...) And thank you so much for using s many great stamps, especially the magic bunny! All the best, Louise
Comment: Thank you so much for this PC of Elizabeth Blackburn! I know exactly who she is, I've read her book "The Telomere Effect" and she is on the scientific board of the company I work with, Shaklee Corp! I didn't know she was on a postcard! :)
Sorry for the delay in rating, I have been traveling for the last month. Thanks again!
Comment: thank you for the cali momento (it's on my bulletin board now!) ... we know indeed that one election is not enough: gotta keep in the race for long term results!
have a wonderful holiday season ahead with more fun swapping!
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful ATC! I love the surprise behind the tombstone! Great Envie too! I bet it made the postmen look twice! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: How did your Greek meatballs turn out?
Comment: What a wonderful envelope full of joy you sent me! I love the ATC very much, especially the image of the moon and the way you have layered all the different pieces, wonderful! Thank you also for the Totoro card and washi tapes samples, the gorgeous envelope with pretty stamps and stunning calligraphy, I'm thrilled!
Comment: What a great ATC - I love the multiple layers and elements. The cool cat I've never seen the like before. Thank you for the 3 of hearts :) the FB :) the postage stamps :) and the YELLOW envelope :) !!
Comment: I may need that roasted chicken recipe! Thank you so much for the beautiful PC! Woke up to rain and a cool front this morning (56 degrees). So excited that I immediately ran around and opened all the windows to let out the stuffiness of summer. Happy Swapping!
Comment: This is so pretty. If I had to say my favorite shade of orange, this is exactly it. I love the art on both sides, and wow, carving your own stamps takes SERIOUS artistic talent. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard, and special thanks for not only completing the swap, but also sending a profile-based card! Also, your handwiring is so beautiful! I would love learning how to write like this! (it's rather drawing, so gorgeous)
Comment: Woooaaaaaah, thank you SOOOOOO much! <3 The vellum envelope is so pretty - and I can't believe you actually found me some mineralogy stamps! And all the other science-themed ones are great as well, you absolutely made my day!!! And wonderful ATC, such a cute robot! <3
Comment: Thank you soooo much for this wonderful envie that was so much more than a book themed postcard. I loved everything, you really made my day! And in our next swap I'll tell you all about how I got to live here. Go Gauchos! ;-)
Comment: The illustration is fascinating and so dreamy-- it must be an adolescent literature, I'm guessing. Or perhaps is it from a book of poetry. Thank you for sharing it with me! I enjoy something more unique than most of what I find to use for these swaps. Happy postcard swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the cool tomato polaroids! I should’ve sent a photo of my raspberry tree to my partner 😭 also, LOVED how you decorated the envelope! I don’t have an eye for creative decoration ); anyway, thanks again ~
Comment: I love the bookmarks. You only had to do one and you did two-Thank You. How clever of you to use the Tyvek envelope as material of the rose colored stamped one. The gold one is a great postal and french country collage esk one so profile based and laminated. You have fun handwriting and great stationery. What a great partner you are!!
Comment: Hello Amy,
Thank you for both postcards you sent me --one required for this swap and an additional one that you sent with your note and some more stamps for me. That was very kind to send the extra stamps. I will add some stamps to your postcard and send it along when a new swap is up..
Comment: Great washi, it's nice to be called "Gorgeous"!! Made my day! Love the way you used calligraphy for my address too! I'll take a grilled burger, save mine in a warm oven and I'll be there in a jiffy! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Amy! Love the CA PC. Having just gotten back from there, I sent CA PCs too! Wish I could live there like you do.. I think you are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful city :-). Thank you for the PC <3
Comment: Always a pleasure to see mail from you in my mailbox, Amy, so your Wonder Woman envie brought a smile to my face even before I saw the two great postcards you sent. The hut doorway in India looks like a photo I might have taken & the Nuba Man is a great introduction to Tibor Kalman. Thanks so much.
Comment: Hi, Amy, thank you for all of the fun goodies you shared with the used stamp chain pc! I was so surprised to see all the extras...loved the Jokers and the vintage blue chip stamps...how awesome! All of the extras will be put to good use. Thanks so much for your generosity. The Wonder Woman envie was awesome, too! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for this! for some reason, this showed up in my mailbox this weekend, despite the mid January postmark. Didn't mean to deprive you of the rating for 4 months, but it just arrived. How are the exercises in the drawing book coming?
Comment: Thank you for your letter, PC's and tag. I am on Naturally Slim and since 1/8/18 have lost 36 pounds. It is the easiest thing I've ever done. You can check it out online. The money you pay for the plan is definitely worth it because of all the money you save in food. I have type 2 diabetes and this week I will be able to get off all my meds including insulin.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful art. Resourcefulness wins every time! It's been a winter of learning for me, and the colors of your piece suggest a spring of growth, something that I am really looking forward to :). Glad that the funky flag is still flying! I took a picture of it and use it to identity "home" on my phone :)
Comment: Sorry I didnâ€™t rate earlier I was on vacation. I absolutely LOVE the Stamp slapped postcard with the Sunflower!!!!!! You did a awesome job! Must say one of my favorite mail pieces Iâ€™ve received! Thank you so much for reading my profile and making that for me!!! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ Hugs, Janeen
Comment: What a beautiful card that I received in the mailbox today. I love the style of card with the glitter to highlight buildings or whatever they want to highlight. I just think itâ€™s so pretty and they seem to be done on all the older PCâ€™S though but that even makes it nicer.
Thank you you for the card I am hoping to see our flowers bloom soon weâ€™ve had rain the other day and now itâ€™s nothing but ice out there which I hate trying to work on hopefully it will go away soon as well. I missing the flowers and I canâ€™t wait, hopefully very soon. Happy swapping
Comment: Lovely handwriting, great stamp and fun postcard, thanks! I haven't made New's Year's resolutions in, I don't even know how long, but I do think it's a necessity to have goals. I'm working on a couple of things that I started towards the end of the year. I hope you have a great 2018.
Comment: Dear Amy, I got your beautiful Christmas card with an owl today and thanks so much for the additional stuff: Christmas labels and the California pin-up card! I love it! Best wishes to you for 2018! PS: You have a beautiful handwriting!
Comment: I think I got the second card you sent as a first. I understand that you sent 2? I just recived the one with a cute owl. Anyway, thank you and Merry Christmas.
EDIT: I just recived the first pc from you. Thank you so much for sending 2. It really wasn't necessary. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for this very generous swap. I really like the stamps, and the ATCs are beautiful! What I don't get, though, is how it could have taken 2 months to arrive, having been sent airmail... but at long last it arrived :)
Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you so much! And Highway 101 is zoomie in Cali? I'm sure it's very different than what I am used to here!
I hope you have a wonderfully warm and safe Christmas and New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the PC of a Saunders painting, Amy. I'd love to see one "live". Always a pleasure to get mail from you. To see my name & address in your exquisite calligraphic hand is a treat in itself. Love that metallic ink!
Comment: Dear Amy, I love love, LOVE!!! what you have sent me! The Zine is so nice, the stamp(s) you've carved are great, the owls and wire are nice and the United Nations Hundertwasser stamps are very, very beautiful! Thnak you soooo much! I send you a countless number of hearts XO - Ellen
Comment: Fascinating postcard - I love it! Great carving. And I'm curious to know how you did the gold & green/blue elements. Is that a transfer foil or painted sticky stuff or ... ?? [PS our house is just around the corner from a 'destination' street, so we get lots of trick-or-treaters!]
Comment: I love the stamp you have that has a spot for you to select the weather and date! I also enjoy baking cookies. Thank you for the love card, I think it may end up on the wall of my office at work :)
Comment: Beautiful bookmark! Laminated even!! Thanks for The gorgeous extra pages as well! Hope you are away from any fires, Iâ€™m from GV and trying to keep track of friends and family there. Thanks again! â¤ï¸
Comment: Hi Amy, thanks for the beautiful card. I love it. ðŸ’• Sounds like you have a bet nice garden and green thumb. That's very cool. I tried doing gardening on my balcony a few times but always failed, probably because it's too hot out there.
Comment: OH my goodness, a chicken PC and some gorgeous Alice washi on the back. Thank you so much for such an incredibly special postcards! Oh, pulse let me not forget to mention how much I loved the stamps!!!!! â¤ï¸
Comment: OK dont laugh but I love your handwritting (even though I can barely read it), ok you can laugh, im laughing!! I really do like it! Hope you dont take offense :) I like your date stamp too, and the pc!! wish I could give more hearts on this one!! <3<3<3
Comment: Hi Amy, I love the cactus flower pc you sent! Thank you so much. Sounds lovely where you are. sob, I'm already missing the summer. Last Oct we set a record for rainfall. It rained everyday in Oct save for 5 days. Blessings of peace love light.
Comment: Aaaaaaaaaaaww! That was an amazing envelope. Inside and outside, too. I loved everything you have chosen for me and am so happy that I had you as a partner. Thank you so, so much. If you are interested in a private swap...please let me know. ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
Comment: Oh Amy! This little notebook that you made me is the most wonderful thing I have ever seen!!!! Each piece of ephemera is so carefully placed! I would give you a hundred hearts if I could! Thank you for making this swap so special!!!!
Comment: Isn't it wonderful when you can mash two things you love? That's great you found a stamp for your quote. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your interests with me. I had not heard that quote before. Thank you for all the extras, too.
Comment: Oh my goodness, Amy! Thank you so much for this fabulous swap! I love every single thing about it, from the mailing envelope down to the littlest decorative detail. Making a folder was so creative, and I just kept finding little presents hidden all over the place. I also love the ATC! My husband was a merchant marine when we met, so ships are special to us. I haven't heard that quote before, and I absolutely love it! It really speaks to my adventurous heart. :) I feel very lucky to be the recipient of this swap. Thank you again, and a shipload of hearts to you!
Comment: Oh my, dear Amy, this was such an amazing swap to receive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! The beautiful envie, all the paper goods, your beautiful caligraphy. You make swapbot a special place, thank you so much!
Comment: Lovely! This is my third and my favorite. I'm going to put them all up for a while but yours is likely to remain because it goes with my style the most. I like the way you left a border. Did you do that with washi tape?
Comment: OMG! What an awesome swap! Lucky lucky me!!!!!! Your envelope really really rocked! I've been using an atlas and some road maps for envelopes and mail art. I was so excited to see yours! The notebook made me smile. Thanks for everything. You went above and beyond!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard and stamps ðŸ˜‹ I hope you have seen Wonder Woman. It is so good and I want to go see it a second time. The Reading Woman is beautiful and makes me want to plan a trip to Boston to go see it in person. Your handwriting looks great btw. Have an awesome week, Nathan
Comment: Oh my gosh! I love everything! A beautiful ATC, and all the polar bears! I don't have a daiso here in NE, but I try to visit San Fran every few years so that I can go to Daiso! I stay in Japan Town and Daiso is in the part of the mall that is connected to the hotel I stay in..Hotel Kabuki. I LOVE Daiso. Was just there 3 weeks ago and got a Polar bear set! I love it, so cute. They didn't have the cut outs though... Those are fantastic! Thank you again for the ATC..what book was it? I couldn't read enough to tell! ðŸ’œðŸ’œðŸ’œ
Comment: What a delightful ATC! I love all the images and words-stamps-just so much fun to look at! The envelope was happy mail-I should sew more on my envelopes-I sew a lot in my junk journals! Thanks for the extras-especially the postage stamps for my stamp collection! Thanks for sharing! Happy Bird Watching!
Comment: Wow! You went way above the swap requirements. Love your stamped baggies, which I might use as herb holders to put them under my pillow for better dreams. :) Love crocheted flowers, and buttons and words. Thank you so much.
Comment: Belated thank you, thank you for this delightful moment from Totoro -- my sister and I recently rewatched it, too :) I realized that I also haven't yet seen Ponyo or The Wind Rises, so I will have to check those out of the library. I also hope he "un-retires" ^_^ This one is going on my mood board â™¥
Comment: Thank you for all the cool vintage ephemera! I love vintage ephemera I just can't seem to get enough of it! Lol I loved your cool envelope too! Such a fun little package to receive. I really appreciate it!
Comment: This was a great swap and your gift confirmed it. Thank you so much for an amazing zine, never had one like this before. I am so honored to be its owner. Beautiful, beautiful Amy, thank you for teaching me a lovely example. I wish I could give you many â™¥â™¥â™¥s
Comment: Thank you for your lovely Easter card, the 'vintage' style in it was just beautiful!
Must say I admire your penmanship! Aaand that rubber stamp with the weather was amazing! Where have you gotten that? ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Amy, so sorry for the late rating! Thank you very much for the beautiful San Francisco and Redwood trees postcards, I love them both! My dream is to visit California, so these are perfect for my collection :) It must be magical to stand amongst the redwoods! I love your calligraphy writing on the envelope...so beautiful! Happy swapping :) xo
Comment: Hi Amy :-) . . . I really love how your ATC turned out. The stamp you chose seems to be an excellent match for the mermaid holding the mirror to her face. My postage stamp ATC for this swap was also my first one, so I know what a search it is to find a good match. Thanks for sending a lovely ATC!
Comment: Hi Amy :-) . . . I love the ATC you sent! The idea of a Space Circus gets my imagination going in many directions. It's lovely and so is your card. Thanks very much. And I really like the images on the envelope too. Are all 3 images from the same collection? Would you tell me the name of the stamp collection? I'd love to look up more of the images.
Comment: I love your exciting news - and the fact that my profile brought it on! I'm so glad you could get the book - I think you'll love it, but there are a few surprises - almost right out of the door! Harkness is in the process of writing more about the Clairmonts, as well as helping put out a television program of A Discovery of Witches! Can't wait! Thanks, too, for the lovely cutouts! Have fun reading!
Comment: Oh thank you for the lovely quote you sent me.. I had never heard it before! And the added extras were a lovely surprise too-thank you, very kind. Did you make the envelope yourself?-it was a beauty!
Comment: Hi Amy, thank you for the "the mermaid" PC. The stamps are lovely and the caligraphy is very beautiful. Happy swapping. Blessings and have much joy. The snowbells are blooming here and I'm waiting for the first crocus :)
Comment: What a card you sent me!!! I just LOoooove it so much. I understand now the real meaning of mixed media!!! Beautiful, ethereal as I love, magical... THANK YOU SO MUCH for a fantastic handmade Postcard!!!
Comment: Amy, I received this swap today, and am totally blown away by it! Such pretty and unique stamps, and almost twice as many as required...wonderfully magical ephemera... and all of it enclosed in the most gorgeously artistic envelope! You truly deserve at least 3 hearts for this. Thank you so much. You made my day! I even put the envelope into my journal for today. ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–
Comment: Wow, oh wow, oh WOW! Thank you so much for the incredible journal - I love it so much. The "junk" is wonderful, from the bat cover to the glittery owl and postcards and book pages. I wish I could give you a dozen hearts! Yay!!!
Comment: Your envie of delights arrived Christmas eve & what a perfect Christmas present. Not only an Indian elephant, but a vintage Indian card as well plus the profile -perfect B&W photos, savings stamps & Spanish comic page.Wow! Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Amy.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard and all the pretties on the back. Super lovely vintage stamps, but man the post office ripped one off. Oh well so pretty! Love that cute rubber stamp! Merry Christmas too! Omg, thats a Cavallini card! Ya know, I was studying the front and I just thought maybe...........it was! Awesome company! Hardly ever get these and when I do, woo hoo! Pretty calligraphy too!
Comment: Ohmygoshhhhh -- Love that Paris envelope! - Loveloveloveeeeeee all the Fantastic Randomness!!! Thank you Thank you - Amazing! - You deserve bunches more hearts than this!! Merry Christmas to you! Thank you so much.
Comment: Your beautiful envelope filled with outstanding delights made me say, "luv this" over and over. Many thanks for making this swap so profile-based and memorable, Amy. Hearts and hugs coming now...jinanne
Comment: Hi Amy, I absolutely loved the aerogramme you sent, loved reading your letter and the stamps are delightful! Many hearts to you. I will keep an eye out for vintage ones(aerogrammes) for you .Happy swapping have joy :)xx
Comment: Loved the pc - my blood is at least 1/2 coffee! You inspired me to try carving larger - up until then my stamps have been 2x2" but I tried to mostly fill up my pc and didn't do too bad! So thanks!! ðŸ’—
Comment: Fantastic! I love the stamp that you created, and I loved the 2 very different ways that it was used. I never would have thought of using the star sticker sheet in that way, very Wonder Woman resourceful :) Thanks for participating and for a really cool set of art works!
Comment: Amazing envelope, love it so much. I actually taught a community class on Ghandi this spring, so super special! And the stamp selection is amazing, love the range of colors and images! There were some real gems, christmas stamps among them. Thanks so much!
Comment: Amy, your gorgeous envelope classed up my mailbox- that lovely copper ink glinted in the sun so pretty and made me feel as though I am filled with exclamation points. I can't stop smiling...your calligraphy is quite striking, I drank in all the words as if they were a fine wine, savoring each letterform and every stroke of your oblique pen. The extra tags you tucked in sweetened the whole deal. Thank you for making my day!
Comment: Nice to see your beautiful handwriting in my mailbox. It's been a while. Thank you for the elephant educational chart card ( I love that series & elephants are a favorite) & for the delightful postage stamps as well.
Comment: My goodness, Amy, what a package of delight! Let's start withthe envelope, because that was the swap brief. Beautiful lettering with the steel dip-nib, delivered fresh by rocket post! And, oh, the stamps! The Buckminster-Fuller is amazing, but they are all simply gorgeous. Thank you for choosing these themes especially for me. Now the contents, which are technically incidental to the swap. More stamps: merganser, Einstein, energy conservation, Shakespeare and telegraphy. All exactly to my taste. A postage-paid postcard of the USA from 1972 and three lovely little warblers. Then some very interesting savings stamps and two beautiful ex-libris plates. It is all just lovely. Thank you very much! Yours, Sonia (Su_May)
Comment: Hi Amy. That is such a cute card! Thank you so much. You're so talented. I'm more of a dive right in gal but I do like sitting on the edge and soaking my feet to cool off. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Comment: Love the anticipatory swimmer! I am always to glad when I take that leap!! Such a great perspective and great PC - including your carvings on the back too!! Thanks for joining in the swap - always great to share mail with you. :D
Comment: Thanks for the nice little package of colorful stamps and mini envelopes! Wow, your second little package came today., I thought it was a mistake but thank you for sending me that nice little gift, love it all and the way you decorate your envelopes!! xox
Comment: What a beautiful envelope (I too decorated my envelope in a mail theme), all the items are definitely to my liking and I look forward to using them. The tiny envelopes are my fave! Did you make or purchase them? If it's the latter, do you mind telling me where you bought them? Also, I enjoyed reading your letter. It must be beautiful where you live! I too grow a garden and so far I've been getting quite a few cucumbers. I hope your garden will be very productive. :) Thanks for such a nice swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Maxfield Parrish (my first card of his work! I love his Stars, which my school used once as poster art for Cavalli's La Callisto opera :) card, checker washi, and gorgeous vintage postage -- I also love stamps but moreso to use than keep :) I haven't been to a stamp show yet but look forward to going soon! (eBay is my friend, haha, for stamp acquisitions.) Have a good weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the fun stickers and ATC! I absolutely love hand carved stamps (I do a bit of carving myself) so I always enjoy seeing what other people carve. I correspond with a few comicbook lovers who are going to enjoy seeing wonder woman on their envelopes ^-^
Comment: I absolutely love the postcard you made, thank you! You did an amazing job on the stamps (love the detail and workmanship) and postcard. Oh and the stamps are wonderful too- I had not seen, and of course didn't have, the 50th Anniversary U.S. Mail Service stamp. Thank you, again!
Comment: Such a lovely shaped envelope and stamps ðŸ’™ Such a lovely zine and note ðŸ’œ Such lovely colored binder clips â¤ï¸ðŸ’š Great swap, thank you. --I just unfolded your envelope to put it in my scrap book. It's a true piece of origami-art!
Comment: Your zine style is fabulous! One of my favorite zines I have received in a long time. Definitely going to go into my zine archive collection! Would love to see more zines from you. The handmade envie and owl Cavallini notecard were extra awesome, too! Many hearts to you!!!
Comment: Hi Amy! Your zine is awesome! So colorful and nicely done - I enjoyed reading through it. And O.M.G. the extra clown things are amazing, thank you so much. The envelope clown is going up on my art wall. You are a talented carver!
Comment: Hi Amy! I received your sweet envelope yesterday...thank you for beautiful pieces inside, I love both of the envelopes and the butterfly tag! Thank you also for the washi samples...I don't have any of those and I look forward to using them soon!
Comment: Thank you for the card - FYI, it took me awhile to figure out which swap your card was for because you did not indicate the swap name anywhere and I was in over a dozen Valentine card swaps. But I finally figured it out.
Comment: Very cool ATC! Thank you so much. I really like the carving you came up with. I just couldn't get inspired but you obviously had no trouble! Yes, an otter would be cute. Thanks again and happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Amy! I received your Whimsy Pocket today and it is super adorable! I was curious about how to make one of these, so I'm glad you sent yours on the early side! At least I know now that I am on the right track with my idea for my partner! :-) Thank you so much for the very thoughtfully made pocket. I love that you told the story of how you found the blue linen. It's a wonderful way to re-use an old tablecloth! :-) I adore the velveteen flowers with their gemstone, pearl, and sequined centers. I also will enjoy the tags, stickers, and washi that you sent along. Many hearts to you! Your envelope was fabulous, too! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Comment: Amy, Hello again ðŸ˜Š. Love the stamp you used with the weather, day of the week, and date. I've never seen one like that. Best of luck with your New Year's Resolution! Hope to swap with you again! ðŸŒðŸ“¬ðŸ’Œ
Comment: Happy New Year to you too and thank you for the wonderful postcard!
Awesome book recommendation which will be added to my to read pile and could possibly be added to one of the many reading challenges I have signed up to this year!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package. The envelope was beautiful and I love the colors of everything: the stickers, envelope seals and the washi samples. The gift tags are quite adorable as well. Have a Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi Amy! What a lovely Christmas pc even if I now have glitter all over me! LOL! My husband teases it is stripper dust when I go crafting and come home with it on!! LOL! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy swapping! ;)
Comment: I seriously love it :D The curved corners and the paint colours and the scratches and the collaged bird and the phrase you made and the beautiful stamps and fabric 'post card' tab! Thank you! :D I'm so happy I made this swap now!
Comment: Well that is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen. AND all the goodies tucked into the pages (the vintage Christmas stamps and seals sent me over the moon, I'll love using the little labels, the book page ATC is perfect, the cancelled stamps in front are awesome (some very special ones in there!), even the little stamped envelopes the stamps are in are fun! But the book itself... I love it!!! Thank you! I gotta make some of these!
Comment: Omgosh what a wonderful mix of paper and stamps! The funky couple is AWESOME! And I cant figure out what you used on the bird to make it slick and glossy. An eye? So cool. I love to feel and listen to the paper. Mmmm. ))) THANK YOU!!! It just roCks! x
Comment: I totally got down with the Soul Train dancers! They lifted my spirits up with their incredible coolness... Thanks so much for making it possible for me to chill out listening to my favorite funky music and read about George Clinton, etc :)
Comment: This was a lovely envie of neat circus fun. I was so sad that half the bottom of the envie was ripped open. I hope nothing was lost...them dang postal machines can wreak havoc sometimes. Thank you :-)
Comment: I cannot Thank You enough for yet another amazing little package!!! I cannot get over all of the beautiful stamps you sent me! Thank you so much! I was so excited to receive this yesterday that I made a collage with a lot of what you sent and I love it!!! Thank you very very kindly :)
Comment: Thank you for the package of surprises. I hope you are having a good day. I finally finished opening all the surprises you sent and I love everything. Thank you again for the wonderful surprises. <3
Comment: Amy!!! You are amazing!!! I cannot thank you enough for the gorgeous stamps and beautiful sheet music!!! I create collages and I cannot wait to use the beautiful stamps and surprises you kindly sent me! I also have a "someday art stash" and am so grateful you shared some of your treasures with me!!! Thank you!!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting post card. I loved the stamps and your note about your roses. We too moved into a house in October then had to wait a long time to see what plantings came up and what color the flowers were. I hope you get a good surprise =o)
Comment: Wow Amy! I love everything! That envelope is gorgeous, I didn't want to open it :) Your seahorse carved stamp is fabulous. You must have a lot of patience for that! The tree ATC is perfect! :)Thank you so much for a great swap and Happy Valentines Day :)
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the nice zine and letter! :) I enjoyed reading it! :)
I can recommend Morocco especially! I've also been to Istanbul which is really a lovely city, but Morocco was more special since the culture is much more different from ours.
I also play music! Piano, recorder and guitar. Right now I learn guitar, piano and recorder I studied when I was younger. :)
Thank you also for sending the Chinese envelopes! They are lovely and your envelope is awesome! Thanks for everything! :)
Comment: Hi Amy. I was thrilled to get your zine today - my very first! I loved the prints and the ephemera, too. I could write all kinds of things, but I'll save that for a letter which I'll write by the end of the week. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the print! It's super cute! I have done a few linocuts. They're fun as Heck! Oh my cool stamps too! At first I was kinda bummed that my partners were in the US because I don't have many foreign stamps but you've made my day! Thank you for your generosity!
Comment: Cute, cute card!! Fantastic 'extra' - LOVE the rusty key & the Paris tag - both will go on my inspiration board. Thank you, thank you!!!
Sorry for the late rating - I loved this swap so that cards would come closer to Christmas, but then also the crunch came!
I am very grateful for your heartfelt mail!
Comment: I am so sorry for rating this so late. I have been taking a long break from swapbot because I was preparing for my wedding. It was over now and I am back on swap bot. Thank you for your swap. I love everything you sent me. I am sending you a private message to see if you are interested for a private swap :)
Comment: How FABULOUS! I loved the embossed envelope! Was it all one stamp, or did you combine different stamps for it? Loved everything you included, and it was super timely because I just watched Gravit recently so I actually knew what a Soyuz was. ;) thank you again for a creative swap!
Comment: You are amazingly talented!! Thank you so much for the wonderful images, doing more than required, and a completely awesome envie!! I hope we get a chance to swap again! (PS - smiled when I saw your addie - I'm from Grass Valley!)
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Comment: Oh good grief... Cleaning off my desk and THERES YOUR SWAP!!! Argh! I apologize, and thank you! You do great work! I'm so impressed with your carvings. And i loved the super cool extras, very thoughtful. Thank you and again I'm very sorry i didn't rate immediately!!
Comment: Thanks for a great swap, Amy. Loved your SA map envie. I've traveled in Colombia, Venezuela & Peru & dream about the countries further south. The handmade papers & postcard are perfect choices for me & I enjoyed your beautifully hand-decorated letter. Good luck with the Arabic. I admire your moxie!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and creative envie and I just love the hand carved stamp ATC! I have recently chosen a charity-sale book with a Renaissance angel on the cover by an author I've enjoyed as well (A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell). Currently I am totally absorbed by Hugh Howey's "Wool" . Thanks again :0)
Comment: Hi Amy- you are such a fantastic stamp carving artist! WOW! Thank you so much for the awesome rabbit and labels. I too wasn't sure about the kraft/bling combo (love kraft paper, not so much "bling"), I think it definitely works here- your singing mail is adorable. I'm just starting to carve stamps, it's fun but a bit frustrating. Are you just using the speedyball carver thingie? I just realized yesterday the white carving block is far inferior to the pink, what a crumbly mess! Any tips for a newbie?
Comment: Thank you for your great colourful envie of rubber stamps and the swap. I appreciate the message you sent. The other swap sent is fantastic. I miss using rubber stamps, and your black-and-white one is suberb with the cool playing card. Too bad the postal clerk used pen to mark off the nice stamps used. The Christmas stamps are great. I'm in swap euphoria - whew!
Comment: Hi Eclectonote! Thank you so much for the very cool postcard! Love the pieces you chose and how you put them together. I think getting to the market and the library constitutes a workout so ... you're good! Ha ha ha! XOXO
Comment: thanks for the nice Lake Tahoe post card , didn't have one of those , I have been there and seen it . It is a beautiful Lake , clear blue water. we also went to the Pondarosa when we was there and also road the Steam engine the kids loved it and we did too. thanks for nice assortment of stamps too
Comment: Hi Amy! Thank you for your wonderful airmail envie and all the lovely goodies inside! My baby twins got into my mail stash and threw some stuff around, but I'm pretty sure you sent me some cool postcards and some cute stickers!? Thanks again!
Comment: I always love seeing you in the mail -the silver embossed stamps were awesome -so pretty with the blue postage :D Thank you for the lovely year of the horse envies (very cool) and the squirrely bag that I went ape over! Ha ha. Wish I could've been at the Ex Postal Facto event -sounds like an amazing time. Hope you're enjoying the start of Spring over there -Take Care :D
Comment: I was so excited to see your original envie in my mailbox! LOVE the homemade plague doctor stamp. You have mad talent, dear! Did you use acrylic paint to stamp with? If not, you have to tell me what kind of ink you used. Love the shiny texture of it. Can't wait to get these glued down! The moons are gorgeous....LOVE the Chinese New Year envie. That will be put to use ....EEEEEmmediately. Thanks for sending mail art and goodies that are really me! You took the time to read my profile and I kiss you for it! Until we swap again, my dear! PS: I can't wait for Sunday nights to watch a new episode of HBO's "Looking" which was filmed in San Francisco. What a beautiful city that is, will all of the steep hills. Thanks for the ephemera from there too!
Comment: Wow. Thank you so much! I've recently thought about carving my own rubber stamps. I love your designs. They're amazing! ;-) Thanks also for the German book pages. How awesome to now have crochet instructions in German! I love it! <3 You really made my day!
Comment: Thank you so much Amy! I'm pretty sure all of those stamps are new to my collection, love them all! I was just in San Fran for the holidays actually and love all the boba tea in Chinatown:) The circus themed goodies are so neat, thank you so much for everything♥
Comment: Thanks for the terrific card, Amy. The coffee print reminds me of a wood block print my brother made for a coffee shop,c. 1960's, (that unfortunately I couldn't find to use for my card!). Wonderful UN coffee stamp too. Sadly, some crazed US Postal System worker saw fit to slash through your beautiful vintage postage stamps with a broad black marker--but don't get me started... I must be in need of a cup of Cosmic Perfection!
Comment: Oh my goodness! Two 46 cent make my day surprises! How did you make the holder for the stamps? Loved all the different packaging ideas. You are first rate when it comes to making my day! A thousand thanks! Thanks for sending me the directions! You are THE BEST!
Comment: What a clever atc. I never would have thought of using that closure. Thank you for reading my profile and sending extra goodies. I would love to carve stamps, and have all the supplies to do so, just haven't the nerve to start one yet. Wonder Woman was my comic hero when I was young. Anyway, thank you for a great swap.
Comment: Your writing is like poetry! I loved reading this letter, especially the details of your home~ It was great to hear about your routines (I also have nail polish scattered around my desk and work area). Thanks so much for an awesome letter!
Comment: Hi Amy, I must be having a bad case of "dumb"... I didn't realize till just now that you were the same Amy D. that I know so well from the Consortium... I love your little fox!
And I really like all the stamps for this SB swap, and of course I love the PC... what could be better... a train
Hope you survived the snow!
Comment: Hey Amy! -thanks for using such wonderful Christmas postage! â™¥â™¥â™¥ Always love seeing your carved images and thank you for the lovely foiled bits (will be perfect embellishments for some scrap ornaments I've thinking of making). Hope you're staying warm and enjoying the snow while it lasts :D
Comment: Wow- I am so amazed at the stamps you put on the envelope... where did you find them, I would live to get some for future swaps. And the pages you included are just what I have been looking for! Thanks so much!