Comment: What a fun envie! Love all these little bits & pieces of Vday fun. (thanks to for checking on this on your own -- appreciate your diligence!) Update: So guess what -- as I went through the stack of today's mail, I found a second envie from you -- the first one you sent. It is clearly postmarked Jan.14 -- arrived today. The resend you graciously sent is postmarked Feb. 3. Both arrived today! Crazy postal system. Thank you for being so on top of this and resending before I even contacted you. Very sorry you resent and then they both arrived on the same day!!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful homemade card and the fun extras! Yes, this year is making all of us take a look back and appreciate the finer things once again.... Thank you for being in my swaps and have a delicious day and happy swapping...
Comment: Hi Kristi! I love getting notes from grammys! I’m in my 20s but I’m def a grandma at heart! I wore my blue, knit autumnal sweater with maple leaves on it today. My mom made fun of me but I love to celebrate! Thanks for the sweet note and goodies!
Comment: Hi Kristi, Thanks for the kind words! I truly appreciate them! So glad you are in my swaps as you help to make them fun! I hope your husband has better luck with smoking this years turkey... Have an awesome Thanksgiving... Have a marvelous day and happy swapping...
Comment: Thank you Kristi for the cute turkey card, stickers, and your note about family for Thanksgiving. I hope it works out well, with the round-robin. I'm just fixing a turkey breast for us in this house. As can't have family here. Covid is in this tiny rural town of ours & we're on lockdown big time. But there will be 2 of my sons, nephew that live with us, My hubby and me. My 3 other children with their family, won't be able to enter this town. Sad but true. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I liked school, but I'm with you on not enjoying gym class! Maybe it just wasn't the right format for me - I'm not much on participating in team sports, but I do like more individual activities.
Comment: I love your washi envie! The card is totally cute too! I also love Halloween! This year I thought of dressing up as a rat - but then thought maybe I will just be a unicorn. Not sure yet... usually I have to at least be cutting out my pattern - I go all out - sewing my dress or whatever and going nuts on Amazon for the bits and baubles. Fun times!
Comment: Thanks for this note - I loved learning about the Gathering Place - I had never heard of it - and when I'm traveling through that area (some day when we can travel again), I will have to check it out!
Comment: I agree that this year's halloween might be different, but still fun. I am getting together with a couple of friends and we are going to maybe hand out candy, eat good food and watch scary movies. Totally excited! Thank you for the cute decorated envie and the extras! I will be sure to put them to good use! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for your sweet letter and sharing some of your favorite verses with me. Thank you also for the little color in card. I am going to use it in my bible as a bookmark. Have a great day! <3
Comment: Thank you for your note - I loved to hear about your family. You are right - we have a lot in common. how wonderful that you and your son have opened your homes to other children, blessings as you say. We need more people like you in this world!
thank you for all the goodies, including the moon landing stamps! one more thing in common - I watched it with my grandparents too but they were at our house in Minneapolis. extraordinary to watch! thank you again.
Comment: Happy Halloween! Thanks for the card and little tucks inside. I usually set up a "haunted house" type of walk-thru in my yard and pass out candy but not this year. :( I hope to decorate a bit, but it's been so bloody hot here in SoCal that I have not had the energy and the current pandemic has me down. I love Halloween more than any holiday - so glad there are swaps like these to celebrate together! Take care!
Comment: I was amazed by the wonderful swap. My son was very excited for the stickers, thank you for the extra. I am very excited for the scrapbook ensemble and washi tape. I am so excited to include these in my scrapbook
Comment: Hello, Reading Machine! Thank you for the card. You are not the first to recommend The Outlander series. At this point, so many people have suggested it, I'm going to give in and give it a try. 185 books is AMAZING! My Goodreads goal this year is 52, which I will reach, but will probably have to cram a bit in December. Take care.
Comment: Kristi, I absolutely loved everything you sent, of course am dying over the clear stamp set way to nice of you & I did not have that one in my collection. Here's to stamping g alot with that set, yippee. Have a wonderful weekend, AnnaL.
Comment: I received your package!! Oh my, I absolutely loved the randomness of the package haha. I am very pleased with all the goodies I received from you. I cannot wait to use the items for future swaps. :) Thanks a bunches!!!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the letter and your kind words of my mother's end of life journey. Thank you for the tags and stamp. (I have lost two family members in a short period of time). Please accept my apologies for the delayed rating. Have a great day and happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks for the book suggestions and the bookmark.Those sound like books I would like--my goodreads challenge is 124 books, but if this year continues on the same path, I'll probably make 200 easy.
Comment: Thank you for the nice notecard and pretty washis. Our state also has mandatory mask wearing, just wish everyone would comply so we can get numbers down and get back to 'semi-normal'. Take care!
Comment: Thank you very much for everything! My little daughter enjoyed opening up her own mail today. She was so happy when she opened everything! She loves her gifts and she hopes that her and Lizzie can swap together again soon. Her favorite item was the squishy! I really was shocked about my scarf from Mecca 🕋 thank you so much!!!!! I knew that you must’ve had someone in your family who was Muslim because of the name of your grandson. I was kind of afraid to ask but I thought it made sense and now I really know. I am so glad to hear about your son-in-law. That’s really great news! I’m glad to know that my scarf was a special gift. I gasped when I saw it and showed my father. I love the idea of where it came from. Thanks for swapping with us and hope we can do this again very soon!
Comment: Wow! thank you! I loved the postcard and washi tape. But I especially loved the notecard. I love it when swappers add a nice letter to the swap. Sounds like you have had a nice summer, and I sure wish I lived close by, I would love some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.
Comment: If I could give you 200 stars I would!! I love Jim Holtz!!! Very good quality products! ANd of course I love the anklet..not too many charms at all!!LOL I appreciate it so much more since its handmade by you and the charms are inspirational!! Hope is what we all need these days! ANd now I am reminded of it when I look at my anklet, thank you so much and tell your daughter its beautiful and thank her! Thanks so much for the smile today...I needed it.
Comment: Your card is ironic since I'm COVERED in mosquito bites right now! lolol Thank you for your kind words about my diorama. You should definitely try a diorama! They're so fun and it's getting easier to find the tiny dollhouse type stuff. I want to make a Halloween house with my 16yo daughter. Still trying to find the perfect base house. Have fun! :):):)
Comment: Kristi, Thank you so much for such a fun envelope full of fun stickers! My son, Henry, loved receiving it and had a big smile on his face as he saw that it was addressed to him. Thanks again! xoxo
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! My husband and I have also had the chance to visit the Arch and go to the top of it 3 years ago! An amazing experience but I do agree, if you're not fond of small, tight spaces..this would be a challenge!
Comment: I'm in love with my new pocket letter stash! It's like you had a stash of things just for me, haha! I love the stickers! The cat magician card sticker is amazing. It's all amazing! My favorite thing I've received in a swap. Thank you so, so much!
Response: I'm so happy---it gave me joy to make it for you!
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard - I really liked what you wrote and your vow not to dress like your grandma! LOL I agree. My grandma wore slick dresses that made it likely I would slide off of her lap!
Definitely learning keeps you young! I am going to have to learn how to replace the battery in my laptop in the near future. It's in a box that I have not opened yet......
Comment: Thanks for all of the fun items! Definitely saving the Easter stickers; we don't have the chance to adopt anyone we foster, since we work with keeping the families together, which is fine because I fall in love so fast I'd have a million kids.
Comment: Thank you very much for your book list & fairy bookmark. Love it! Out of the books you listed, I have read Outlander( sort of, I couldn't get through the series, just not my type of reading), Charlotte's Web & James Patterson's Step on a crack. The book The Shack is christian & I'm not. But the rest looking interesting though.
Comment: Thank you for the swap. You were very giving and the envelope works - I'm not a good artist either, but I am a good copy, so I just took apart an envelope and use it as a pattern and trace it on fancy paper and fold - tah dah an envelope! Thanks again
Comment: Thank you for the pretty sunflower postcard and list of 10 things you can't live without. Rebel ice cream sounds yummy! And I enjoy swapping with you! You are an awesome swapper! Till next time!
Comment: Thank you for your letter. I enjoyed reading it, and how nice to get some mail after a slow week. Are you looking for new pen pals? I know some people just do these swaps, but they aren't really looking for new pals.
Response: Yes, I am---I don't have any penpals yet--would love to begin a penpalling friendship.
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for sharing seeds for Zinnia's with me. I have a perfect place. The embankment along our back porch. Too steep to mow and these flowers will work perfect there. I plan to spread them tomorrow. Love the little note book you made and sent. Great for my purse for my needed errands list. This was a great swap.
Comment: I LOVED the moo la la card. Thank you so much (: I am always grateful when people read my profile. I’m sure seeing black and white cows must bring back special memories of your grandmother. Take care!
Comment: Hi, Kristi! Thanks so much for the awesome card. Very thoughtful of you to select!! I'm now assigned Tulsa as one of areas for work & hope to visit soon. I appreciate the tip on The Gathering Place; I will 100% make that a stop on a future trip. Hope you are well & have a great day.
Comment: Love the frog stamp and bird sticker on envie. Love the Oklahoma pc!!!!! The stamps are great too! Thanks and Micah loves loves the scratch off bookmarks and u did include two and we thank you kindly. Have a good day! Mindy and Micah
Comment: I loved your little note ~ good for you for deciding to continue to cook more even though restaurants are re-opening! We haven't heard when our church plans to re-open yet. You have beautiful -readable- handwriting and I really enjoyed your uplifting note! so, YES! keep writing and swapping and spreading love and encouragement :)
Comment: Emptying your package created many smiles. He is now singing the Star Spangled Banner and waving the flag. He wanted me to tell you: "The car is my favorite. And I love everything." I loved how even the note was on themed paper! Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the swap package you sent! The 3 bookmarks are lovely (definitely have to try and grow the seeds!), and I can't wait to try the teas you sent! It's too bad about the chocolate and the heat though- I'm actually allergic to the candy you sent, so I guess I'll pass it off to some friends to enjoy instead.
Response: I'm so sorry---I checked labels on so many candies and was afraid I'd send something that had nuts used in it---maybe next time--the weather will be cooler and I can send you some lovely chocolate!
Comment: Hello Kristi,
Thank you for the items you sent that fit each category of this swap. One of my favorites was the clothesline. I look forward to our future swapping opportunities. Enjoy your summer!!
Comment: Hello Kristi,
Thank you for the items you sent to me for the OSC #10. You have creative ideas in response to the categories provided. We sure have been paired up a lot--it has been nice to swap with you and get to know you through various swapping experiences. Hope we keep having opportunities to swap with one another in the future. Have a nice summer.
Comment: Hi Kristi! got your package today and it is GREAT! It was difficult, wasn't it? But SO much fun to put together! It was like opening a treasure box---honestly! Loved the photos and already passed the candy on to my neighbor's daughter--she was thrilled! (I am diabetic :+( Thank you for the time and effort you put into this one. I loved it all!
Comment: I was so excited to get your journal that I couldn't open the package fast enough! Love the felt leaves with buttons..what a great idea..did you make them? The Victorian decorated cover was so cool! When I started reading your bio, I felt an instant connection with you and I love your sense of humor! The more I read the more I felt I knew you and wished we lived closer! I used to live in Springdale, Arkansas and have been to Tulsa...small world, eh? Loved reading your 25 Things to do, article about your library, Jeremiah Puddle Duck (funny..and I used to have ducks as pets too), your ugly page was very cool and not ugly at all..LOL..I relate to your body image page and I thank you for sharing that with me..and all through this tears are running down my cheeks because when people share their art with me..and then I hit the Better Than a Hallelujah page and the tears poured. I just heard that song the other day and it was so beautiful. Your circle writing page had me dizzy and I love how you adore your husband..and loved reading about the 100 Things You Love...we have SO much in common! New Panties...LOL! Love the surprise you and your granddaughter made for me..how cool it that?! Can't wait to try your recipes. You had me so cracking up when I read about Bri's quarter incident! Glad she's okay! I remember the 1st time I heard a tornado siren when I moved to Ark...YIKES....I can't even tell you how much your sharing touched my heart! Thank you so much for becoming my best friend in less than 1/2 hour...LOL
Response: I'm so glad you liked it---I felt like I was writing it just for you the entire time----I would be so happy to keep corresponding with you. I, too, feel like I have a new best friend!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely note. I am a stay-at home mom too and I love those quiet days! I hope that you and your family are doing alright with all the tornado activity we're hearing about in that part of the country.Wishing you a beautiful week!
Comment: What a wonderful package! I love everything you've sent me! The PCs, bookmarks, notecards, and especially the dragonfly journal!! I wish I could give you more hearts, you deserve them!! Thank you.
Comment: I was so surprised to see such beautiful earings in my happy mail envelope! Thank you so much, they are so lovely and look very good on! Did you make them yourself? I really needed an elegant pick-me-up like that right now!!
Comment: Wish I could give you lots more than one star...Thank you so very much, you're an ANGEL...I love, love, love the cups and saucers. Thank you for being so sweet. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!
Comment: I love love love my whimsy jar!! You must have read my profile!! I LOVE the spider buttons and cameo button. You Rock!! I am sure a Sunday school teacher just loves hearing that, lol. But you do!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Sundays school teachers like to "rock", too! I got a 'Rolling Stones" keyring from someone today and I was totally HAPPY! Knowing you liked this swap makes my day!
Comment: hi - great postcard. So far your postcard has the best 09/09/09 post office stamp on it. Some of the others don't even have a post office stamp that you can read which is sad, but no one's fault.
Comment: I love the coloring books, but I especially loooooove the fish stained glass book! It is perfect! I have a stuffed animal octapus pinned to the wall over my front door, and my niece and I made little foamie fish friends to hang up around him to keep him company. Thank you so much.
Your package arrived on a day when I especially needed a little something fun.
Response: I'm so happy you liked them. I adore the stained glass coloring books--they make larger ones, too, but the little ones take a lot less time to finish (the kidlets don't give me too much time to myself)!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet deer postcard. We are an animal loving family too. We have three cats, and that's only because my husband has put a strict limit on me! I would totally be the weird cat lady down the street.
Comment: these are great. I am glad you found such wonderful items. I can't wait to add them to my collections. Yeah. I love this little bear. He will have a big bear friend too ty white one with union jack flags all over him.
Comment: What a wonderful Surprise package! The rocks are already in my garden, and the tea is waiting for when the evening cools and I can sit and sip......the bead kit is a perfect take along project, and the garden angel will watch over my weeds from afar thank you so much for a delightful package!
Comment: Thank you for all stuff! I have had trbl finding that kind of towel, so you might say you made my wish come true! :O) I love fabric and love the flags...I don't have any because I can never decide which one I like best, so thanks for choosing for me - yay for the eye-spy quilt!!! Thanks for it all - ESP those vintage baby announcements!! (sigh)
Comment: Hiya, thanks for my Magnets. I love then even tho the back of 2 of them were broken :( I will fix them when i return to the states tho :) I love the disney theme. I wanted to give you hearts for the business card but this thing wont let me do hearts, not sure why....anyway, nice touch...i need to order some for myself. Thanksssss :)
Comment: Loved the socks, the postcards (My parents live in OK, and I was just there but couldnt find any postcards that were OK since I flew into Dallas), the notecards (which are totally "me") the iron ons and I've never had "porcupine balls", might have to try that recipe out. lol Quite the mix of things and more than expected.
Comment: There was so much stuff in my package! Thank you very much. The apron was great, cards from that era always make me giggle, an assortment of notions and buttons, a damask napkin, fantastic ribbon (sad though I can't sew it on anything as it is for gift wrapping! :O( ) note cards. So great! Hope you received something as nice!
Comment: Thank you so much for the package. I like the card making kit and love the book cover! Thank you for the Shane & Shane cd - we are traveling this weekend so we'll listen to it then. What a sweet package! You made my day :-)
Response: That is so nice to hear! Now you made my day, too!
Comment: I absolutely love the coasters! I am going to attach something to the back & hang them in my kitchen, they are to pretty & unique to set something on them! You did a great job & I am so pleased!!!
Response: I am so glad you like them. I had so much fun making them!
Comment: Hi Kristi!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was thrilled to get your package! What a wonderful surprise! I loved the christian cd and the vintage apron Red being one of my fav. colors too! yay! Your choices were awesome! and it was defiantly a surprise! Thank you! May God Bless you!!
Comment: Kristi, thank you for the matchbox and all its goodies. You really stuffed that box with great things. I could hardly open it. I love it all including the fantastic stamp pad too. You really did pay attention to my profile. I was lucky to get you as my partner. Thanks so much, Mary
Response: I'm so glad you like it---I had so much fun making it and filling it for you!
Comment: A million Thank Yous!!!! What sweet surprises! I've already filled up the brag book & just so happen to enjoy Mercy Me! I have no doubt that I will find a use for the V-day fabric. Each year we have couples over for dinner & games so none of us have to go out & wait 3 hours for a table. It's become a tradition so maybe I'll make a small apron with it or a bread cloth for my basket. I'm excited to make something with it! Thanks again, you're the sweetest!!!
Comment: Thanks for the artsy card, Kristi! I found that De Oliveira was a Portugese naturalist painter-that original paining hangs in the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon. I tried to find more about its subject and why she's so lost in thought, but nothing I could find was in English! I did find a neat postcard site you could check out:
which has it and a bunch of really cute childrens cards (I like the chicks in the egg house with mother outside) too.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks bunches for the link!
Comment: Kristi, Thanks for the early send! I am sorry it took so long to rate, I thought I did before!! My bad! I thought all that came in the box was adorable. I have big plans for the bag of buttons, you have no idea, and the little coin purse key chain... what a hit! Everything was great thank you so much. Many hearts to you :)
Comment: Your package made my day Kristi. I have had a bad flu for the past week and when I received your package I was a nice pick me up. Love the covers and the cash they really made me lol.The crafty works great for my altered book . The tasty has to waite yet.(Yucky tummy). I have ideas for the red and green as soon as Im feeling better. Thank you so much for the great send.
Comment: Thank you for the neat postcard! I saw one of these tornado funnels firsthand years ago when I lived in Kansas. Thankfully, it didn't come our way.
I just discovered that the 5 and heart that I gave you didn't show up, only the comment, so have tried again.
Comment: This was WAY beyond cute! One of my favorite colors is green, so these boxes will be used to hold stashes in my craft room (now defined as the entire house). Had a wonderful happy time just sorting through the little objects, and loved the beaded beads (how appropriate to bead beads in a box/box swap!). Your creativity shines. Michele
Response: I'm so glad you liked them---I had so much fun making them!!! Thanks bunches for the heart and the compliment!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the cute goodies! Love the cupcake magnets and the miniatures are awesome! I love everything. You read my profile and sent me so many things I really really like, what a great swap!!
Comment: Hi Kristi, Thank you for the awesome postcard. I love that you used purples for the flowers and 'Promises' word. Sounds like your weather there is even more extreme than here on Whidbey Island. I don't think we've had an 85 degree day is like almost two year. I'll wish for us both to have mild but pleasantly warm days this Summer. Thx again. Happy Swapping and Smiles from Sandy in Washington state
Comment: OMG KRISTI! THIS PACKAGE IS AWESOME! THANK YOU!!! Sorry about the caps. I was excited. Best way to end the day. I'm nibbling on the chocolate & admiring my gnome & turtle. They are so cute! Thanks again for EVERYTHING! Have a great week!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it---I had so much fun being the "Easter Bunny" for you!!
Comment: thank you for the coloring books and extra one!! my daughter loves them...she was so funny to she seen you speled her name wrong so at first she was saying the package was not for her cuz thats not her name lol...she is 6 and knows everything LOL..so she thinks hehehe
Response: Tell her I'm so sorry I spelled her name wrong. I must have gotten in a hurry. I'm so glad she likes them.
Comment: Thank you so very much, each button was wonderful and I love the extra tiny spool of ribbon. I almost dont want to use it. Very cute. There was extra lace in there as well that I am sure I will use soon. Thank you again very much.
Comment: Thanks for the card! I like your idea of laminating homemade ones!
Response: It really keeps them nice---the only thing is that the stamps don't always stick as well as they should, so I put a drop of glue under the stamp to help hold it better. I'm so glad you liked it, I had fun making it.
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the darling tile coasters. I adore the little button "feet". They are so cute! You are fabulous for being so quick & kind in making sure I was not just satisfied, but thrilled with my (handmade) coasters.
Response: I'm so glad you like them---I had so much fun making them for you!
Comment: Thanks for the book. I love books that are part of a series! I also really enjoy the Alex Cross series. My favorite is probably the Womens Murder Club series though. I didn't know he was coming out with another Cross book. I got Cross Country for Christmas so I'll be reading it soon :)
Comment: Hello Kristi,
Sorry I have been so slow in rating you, but my health has been very poor since before Christmas and has continued to be an struggle in 2009. So, I am having to take it slow and easy in everything I do. With that said, I want to thank you for the recipe for the "I Love You" Casserole you sent for this swap. It sounds very TASTY and sound like it would be great for a Super Bowl Party or some other festive event. I will be proudly adding your recipe to my ever-growing and ever-changing recipe collection and more specifically to my Alphabet Recipe Collection. Thank you for your extreme patience with me and I hope your 2009 is blessed with all the best for you and yours. Look forward to meeting up with you again in 2009.
Comment: Kristi, Oh my, thank you for the cuted matchbox ever!! I thought this was a great swap idea, and your little box really made it an awesome one!! LOVE the cupcake stickers and all the other little pretties you included!! Thanks for the smile!!
Comment: OMG! What a GREAT Package you sent me! Thank you so much for an awesome envie. I was in a blah mood when today, then, when I got my mail, your package was an instant pick me upper. Then, when I opened it, it has surely made the rest of my day!!! Thanks so much!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome package. sorry I took so long to rate, my harddrive crashed :P. The wonderful chocolate helped my stress. The tote and eyeglass case are great I love the cottage in the woods fabric. I've got the pincushion hanging on a doorknob next to my sewing machine. Glad you tagged it I was sniffing it think it was a sachet LOL. The towel is hanging in the kitchen I've actually got all my Christmas decorations out except for the tree ornaments.
Comment: Hi, Kristi!
Excellent choice of postcard! May I conclude Oklahoma is a land of conquerers?
I liked very much! Do you know if Oklahoma has that kind of postcards showing map, tree, bird, animal... I have received one from Minessotta and I liked a lot! Is it possible to get one from each state?
Response: Yes, I have seen those postcards. When I find one, I will send it to you. So glad you liked the one I sent!
Comment: Thank you for being kind enough for giving me a postcard in an envie, and i love the photo on the postcard. I've never seen a tornado up close (not that I want to) but the old movie Twister made me look at tornadoes in a different way. :)
Comment: I LOVED your postcard showing the tribes and nations of Oklahoma & Indian territories. The twins and I are talking about American Indians in our homeschool right now due to Thanksgiving being on the way!
Comment: Thanks for all the great cutters. Wow, a dragonfly!! You selected very well, Thank You.
Response: I'm so glad you liked them--I started to get Autumn themed--then realized that it is Spring there--My son-in-law is from Australia so I knew the seasons were reversed. He and my daughter just had a baby last month and named her Adelaide as a salute to Australia.
Comment: Scary looking... have you ever been near a tornado? Thank you for the postcard Anna
Response: We have had many around this area over the years---we hadn't had one near our house until last fall--there was a thing they called a microburst that was like a mini tornado--we were lucky, we just had lots of limbs and sticks down in our yard----a trailer park a few blks away was ruined.
Comment: Kristi, Thank you so much for the postcard...my son (who I do the postcard swaps for, he collects postcards) loves to go to Tower Records. Sounds like we have a lot in common. Have a great day! Lynnie
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and recipe.
But when you laminate please take it to the postoffice there was postage due on the card. Thank you for the extra package it made up for more than the postage.
Response: I am so sorry--I'm going to send you a small surprise to make up for the postage due--I know it's a hassle to have to deal with. Hugs,Kristi
Comment: What a great package I received today!!! Not only did I get a pretty, stuffed to the gills, black and white matchbox, but a matching notebook and handmade magnent:) I love everything and you did a great job putting everything together. Thank you for such a thoughtful and well done package!!!
This was THE most amazing swap I've ever received. So much thoughtfulness went into a simple matchbox swap. You paid so much attention to my profile and I smiled at everything (including the extras) that you sent. Amazing.
Comment: Hi, I didn't see this comment box before but I wanted to write an extra note of thanks to you for the towel. The beach ball and the UV lip balm were very nice surprises too. Thanks so much! Kathy
Comment: Excuse me if this doesn't make any sense as I'm typing through my tears. Yes, my package is that incredible!!! Never in a million years would I have expected to receive such an over-the-top package. The tea cup, saucer, and matching coasters left me speechless when I opened them. I kept thinking there was some mistake and I got a neighbor's order. I could not have choosen anything better for myself:) Not only do I love the scripture on them, they are blue - my favorite color, and they go with all the great tea I've received from other swaps lately. I just happen to be looking for a set of coasters for my new sewing room and these are perfect. You were definately guided and I am so blessed. Thank you and a heart are not enough but that's all I have to offer here. May you be as blessed as you have made me feel:)
Comment: I love how these buttons were packaged.. they were awesome. They came in a cute decorated box. My swap partner did a great job picking out buttons.. I layed them out on the table and looked them over.. wow... how nice thank you. I am also sending you a Heart :)for the wonderful way you packaged the buttons.
Comment: Kristi- THANK YOU so much for the fab Whimsey Jar. It was awesome to receive a nice swap! I loved the color pink theme you used! Decorated nicely! Thanks so much! I'll be putting it on Flickr shortly.
Comment: Hi Kristi,
Thank you so much for the gift card and the other items you sent! I love the different shaped buttons you sent, those are too cute! And thank you for explaining the apron..I was confused at first lol. Again, thanks for sending stuff I will use!
Comment: What an awesome little package! I love your tree & leaves matchbox. I used the same stickers on the front of my matchbox :) I love the leaf stamp and the little tiger is perfect for my collection, as I don't have a tiger yet!! Thanks again for a great package!!
Comment: what a great box! I love the buttons and lock and paper you used to decorate it, and all the neat little treasures inside and your note explaining them! And my girls say thanks, too, because they raided the contents and ended up taking most of it;) great job getting in touch with your "inner child"!:D
Comment: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to US!!! Wow! Now I know I need to work on my willpower - I got your package today and everything was wrapped so nicely...that I just tore into it all! Even the card - I just couldn't wait another week for my birthday to show up...I'll be enjoying everything! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I love the postcards and magnets - LOVE the WILMA FLINTSTONE doll :) can't wait to see the movie - looks scary! the doggie coasters are cute! And I so appreciate you including treats for Truth and Avril - they're always right beside me when I open up mail so they like to be included in the getting of the goodies! THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME A GREAT (EARLY) BIRTHDAY PACKAGE!!!!
Comment: thanks for the items, a few where wrong, like the blue, you sent a green item, and the vintage is not vintage, also the flat item was not flat, but you did send my little one something, thanks, D.
may 15th thanks for the re send, great stuff, love the polka dot envie, D.
Response: Sorry for the misunderstanding. Not sure what vintage or unvintage item I sent---blue item was turquoise, flat item was supposed to be a little tray. I will replace these items.
Comment: My very first swap recved on here AND my very first altered matchbox!! Thanks!! Now that I hve one in person, Im more excited about making mine for my partners. Thanks for sending extra early and thanks for the extra candy and ribbon to (that helped earn you the heart!). The return address made me miss my parents they live in OK, to. You made my Monday!!
Comment: Kristi hit the nail right on the head with my swap box. I ooooooh and awwwwwed all the way through the box. I love love love the Barrel full of monkeys pen, and then the notebook with the absolutely perfect quote and mini pen on it, and the stunning beautiful basket - but best of all were the colorful tree frog sticker book I received. OOOH Kristi I loved it all - Thank you sweetie :) ((((Kristi))))
Response: I'm so glad you like everything---I had a lot of fun shopping for you! Kristi
Comment: Dear God! Thank you! Kylie seriously almost had a heart attack!! She was sooo happy she literally screamed when she took out EACH item! The first thing she said this morning when she opened her eyes was "where's my duckie yoyo?"! Thank you sweetie!!
Comment: First of all...I got chills when I saw that you were from Tulsa, OK. I use to live there. Extremely fond memories I hold for Tulsa, Oklahoma! Higher Dimensions and Carman...do either of these ring a bell for you? These were both two dear memories I will never forget.
Oh...this is about your swap! :) Absolutely perfect. It's as though I was standing their asking you to buy this and that for me. The scarf was the very first gift I opened. Very vibrant shades of my favorite colors pink and green! The pictures with the women suits and hats...these are the type of outfits I wear when I go to church every Sunday. There isn't enough space in this little box to express how "perfectly me" everything in this box is! Thank you so much for making my month!
Comment: Thanks Kirsti for the nice assortment of green things. I was very excited when I saw the pen had green ink! Doesn't take much to float my boat!
I'm going to copy your idea and make myself some swapbot cards for future swaps. Great idea! Cindy
Comment: thanks so much!! you are a super shopper and you have a super thrift store--ours is always so picked over--it is really a challenge and i can go in and out of there and get nothing!! which is amazing because i can recycle anything even when i try to get there after the trucks bring in stuff--wah wah wah--but I really loved my package--Thanks
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. I had so much fun searching for everything plus finding great prices!!!
Comment: 1/29/2008 CLYDEESMOM THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE NICE NOTECARDS. I REALLY ENJOYED READING YOUR LETTER. SOMETIMES THAT'S MY FAVORITE PART OF THE SWAP. I ALSO LOVE THE STATIONERY YOU WROTE IT ON. LORRAINE
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful packages. I loved everything. I did pass on the growing package to my husband who also thought it was great and giving it to his brother. So it will be the great gift that keeps on giving. Have a great holiday.
Comment: Nice set of things! But the envelope came to me stamped postage due, they delivered it anyway... just thought you might want to know. My hubby said that was probably because the notebook made the envelope bumpy.
I really love the selection of stickers and foam stickers. Every time I'm in the craft store I think about getting one of those big bucket of foam stickers... maybe this will make another craft addiction grow.
Comment: I would give you 2 hearts if I could .... 1-cause you love the JERK and 1-for the lovely sock to add to my collection and 1-for havin so many things that I LOVE just hangin around your house and 1-for your wicked(in a good way)sense of humor....hmmm thats more then 2 huh? well I would give you lots. I LOVED EVERYTHING!!!!!
Response: I'm thinkin' maybe we were twins separated at birth?????
Comment: Hi Kristi
Thank you for the swap. I gave you stars as I love Alaska, and the bald headed postcard was just great. HA HA. When my one niece was little she used to call my brother (her uncle), Uncle No Hair. HA HA... Thanks again.
Comment: Thanks so much for the package! Kat claimed the stickers right away, (i did convince her to share and let me keep half of them), Magnus loved the stop sign post-its and off he went with those, and of course my oldest daughter claimed the lip gloss as soon as she saw it. Thanks for the extras, and loved the cute swapper magnet & Sharpie (my fav.)!! (maybe my next swap I will actually get to keep a few more things, LOL)
Comment: Love the flower and fairy stickers! Regretfully the envie was horribly damaged but the stickers survived. Thank you!
UPDATE: Kristi, you are so sweet to send the extra to me for the damaged envie. I'm obsessed with toe rings so the anklet and ring is perfect! You are such a sweetheart! Thank you so very much! I hope that we can be swap partners in the future!
Response: So sorry about that---I will see what I can do to fix it.
Response: I am so very,very sorry---I will make it u to you. The really bad part is that my husband took it into the post office to make sure it would fit through their little cardboard slot and they said it was OK!
Again, VERY sorry!
I hope you received the package and the $. Kristi
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Computer was in hospital. Okay now I loved everything but I think I am sending the whoopie cushion back to you LOL OMGOSH he is driving me nuts with it. But thank you for spoiling my kids.
Comment: They're awesome!! They came just in time too. I had an appointment, grabbed a book and stopped at the mailbox on my way. As soon as I got your bookmarks, I realized I'd walked out of the house without one!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package! Everything was wonderful, but I absolutely adored the note cards. They brought a big smile to my face. And my son really loved the smiley face magnet. Thanks again for great stuff!
Comment: Were the cards handmade? I liked them a lot. The magnets were very cute. Thank you for making my first swap a good one!
Response: Would you believe, I got those cards at the Dollar Tree? Three in a pkg. I though it was one of the best deals I've ever gotten! I'm glad you liked them too. I'm going to go get more tomorrow before they are all gone!LOL
Comment: WoW! What a special package... Just the things I would grab up like crazy at the thrift stores. I really liked the prices left on geez what great deals! How rewarding and how special you found things that really are special too me. Your insite is fantastic! Thank-you so much! Connie
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I had so much fun shopping for you!
Comment: Thanks Kristi for my Sharpie, since it is my favorite color RED! I also loved the postcards. The tornado one is my favorite. I took meterology in college and was always fascinated by tornadoes! Thanks!