Comment: Hi Mar,
I want to start out this rating with A BIG THANK YOU for your patience in receiving this rating on this swap. Since my surgery, I have had a difficult time, post-op infection, continued slow healing, and GI issues. I really enjoyed swapping with you, so I APPRECIATE your patience.
The mail in Colorado continues to move slow, both in and out of the state. PLEASE be Patient with my mail as I never know how it will be handled after I turn it over to the Post Office.
Thank you for the GREAT Collection of "J" items you sent me for the "Walk thru the Alphabet" Swap. You sent WONDERFUL items and I look forward to using your collection over the next many months. I love having all kinds of supplies to draw from when I'm participating in different swaps.
I have had the opportunity to swap with you before on Swap-bot. Over the last 8-9 months, I have met a lot of new swappers, new swappers to sending me a swap for the first time. This experience with you has been WONDERFUL! . I look forward to swapping with you in the future. Until then, HAPPY SWAPPING!
Response: That was one of the sweetest ratings I've received ❤ thanks so much!
I'm sorry to hear that you're having so many complications from your surgery and I hope things improve for you from now on 😘
Comment: Hi Mar,
Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap are very nice. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections.
I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner.
Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient!
Your Swap-bot Partner,
Response: Thanks so much for your response, I'm happy to know that it arrived safely and that you like what I sent. Thank you also for the heart rating!
Stay healthy and best wishes to you
Comment: Thanks so much- I LOVE the black and white vintage card. I guess Weezer is older to me since they've been making music for a while- but I am quite young! I totally understand the struggle to switch thinking from plurals to singular they/them. I struggled myself originally, and I'd only had 20-ish years of plural thinking. Hope you're well! <3 AL
Response: So happy that you loved the postcard I sent but I especially appreciate your understanding of my struggle with they/them. I'm not giving up!
Comment: Hello Mar ! Received your swap today and thank you ever so much for the little gift & the Winnie the Pooh card. so cute! You asked me, Do I open the gift immediately or save them for Christmas? I save them for Christmas. As my husband & I don't exchange gifts anymore, due to money being tight.
Response: I am very good with delayed gratification and really enjoy saving swaps like this also. I hope that my little package brings a smile to your face on Christmas morning!
Comment: Lucky me to get you as my partner! I love your ocean themed items for me and am very glad you included the Cape Cod map playing card! What a cool Landshark coaster and your ad cards are terrific! Thanks for an extra. Cute envelope, too!
Response: Awwww, thanks for the enthusiastic response, I'm very happy that you enjoyed what I sent! Thanks so much for the heart rating❣
Comment: Thank you for those really great vintage sea postcards, I love them! And that notecard! I don’t have it in my profile, but I absolutely love sea turtles, and this card is beautiful. I may just have to frame it! Thanks again! ❤️
Response: So happy I chose that turtle card for you! And I'm glad that you liked the actual swap items too 😁
Thanks for the heart rating❣
Comment: Oh wow, thanks so much!! Are there really 5 envelopes?!? So far I have received 1,2 and 3 of 5.cant believe there's more! Lovely stuff, feels like a vacation! So many memorabilia and gorgeous vintage pages. I'll update when the other 2 envelopes arrive. 😁 UPDATE: Envelope 5 of 5 is AMAZING! You really spoil me Mar! 😁 Now where is no. 4 of 5?🤔
Response: I'm thrilled that at least 3 have arrived safely and quickly! I'm very happy that you're enjoying what I sent! Fingers crossed that you get the last 2! Thanks for the heart rating❣
Stay healthy and best wishes!
Comment: Thank you, Martha. I love me Iris Johansen but cover postcard that you made. You are right. Iris is one of my very favorite authors. This is a great postcard for my collection. Thank you for playing this swap with me. Sincerely, Alma.
Response: You're welcome! I enjoyed the idea and searching for something by an author on your profile.
Comment: Hello skinny52 :) Thank you for the mini magpie journal! I had a lot of fun going through and picking items out lol. I appreciate the buttons, tickets, ephemera, cool stamps and keys that you scattered in your journal. I’ve done this swap before and it’s so funny how tea tags seem to always be collected as well as fortune cookie paper. Collecting kwik locks was very interesting and I never thought of including that in my journal. Anyways, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I've done this type of swap before also and I've never gotten tea tags or fortunes, so funny!
I'm happy that you're going to be able to use some of what I shared!
Stay healthy and best wishes
Comment: Hi Mar,
Thank you so much for the wonderful collection of "E" items you put together, hi lighted in your note, and mailed to me for the "Walk Through the Alphabet--E" Swap. I appreciate the variety of the items you sent me for this swap. I look forward to using your different items in future swaps and other Art experiences I plan to do.
It was wonderful to have you as my swap partner. I am sure we haven't swapped before and its always nice to meet new swappers. Over the last 2-3 months, almost all my swap partners are new to my swap experience.
Colorado continues to have mail issues, both coming in and going out. Please be patient. Thank you!
Response: What a lovely response! I'm happy that as a new to you swapper that I didn't disappoint!
Thanks for the heart rating❣
Comment: Wow! I'm impressed. The John Lennon superman is great. The old car is cool. Tulips are my favorite and I love Holland. You did good! I love these challenges too. I'm a long way off from finding one in every category but I'm up for the challenge. Take care and happy hunting:)
Response: You're welcome and happy hunting to you too! I've just signed up for #8😁
Comment: Thank you so much for the very interesting postcard. I am going to have fun putting things together. The soup ingredients sounds yummy! I love peanut butter. Sometimes I just grab a teaspoon of it to enjoy right off of the spoon. haha
Response: I eat peanut butter right from the jar too, fortunately I live alone so I don't have to worry about some of my habits 🙄
I'm very happy that you're going to put the little building together, good luck!
Comment: Overdoing is an understatement. Thank you so very much for 14 cards when the swap calls for 4. Where to begin? "My men" might be a more pristine card than the one in my collection. Love all the Holidays you represented in the cards. Love the new whale you sent. The stamps on the envie were cancelled even down the three levels of neat stamps! Many hearts!
Response: Sweet! Happy to have made the grade with "your men"! Thanks for your wonderful response and the heart rating!
Comment: Hi Mar! 👋 Thank you Very Much for this thick stack of winter themed postcards. You truly went above and beyond. 🤩 I love so many of them - especially the old Mount Rainier Washington one & the Maryland lighthouse in snow. ❄️ Thanks a bunch! 💟 I like the scavenger hunt swaps a lot too - any excuse to go through my PC collection is great. Also, your envelope is postmarked 18 December 2020, so it took the long roundabout way to MD from CT. 🙄 I’m happy it finally arrived. 😸 Take care 🤗
Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed what I sent and thank you for the heart rating.
And yes, the postal system is definitely struggling these days so thankfully it arrived safely.
Stay healthy and best wishes,
Comment: Wow, thank you for all the lovely vintage items!!! Such interesting things and fun to read some of the book pages. I appreciate the postcards, playing cards, and postage stamps. Plus it all arrived in a decorated envelope. What a great swap!
Response: Such a great response, I'm happy that you enjoyed this swap. Thanks so much for the heart rating ❤
Stay healthy and best wishes,
Comment: Thank you for the really really cute snow PC of wooded area with squirrel. You mentioned 2 weeks before the holidays, you all got 12 inches of snow. On the Dec. 16th & 17th, we got the biggest snow we have ever had. We normally only get 12 to 18 inches. But not this time. Between those 2 days, we ended up with 42 inches! We had to literally dig our way out of our house. Some melted. But not a whole lot & now we have another storm of tonight & to last into tomorrow afternoon or longer. We are to get at least 18 inches or so. I love snow! But not this much! Well, Happy New Year Mar!
Response: Wow! That's an incredible amount of snow! I'm down to bare grass already.
I'm happy that you enjoyed the squirrel postcard and I thank you for the heart!
Happy New Year to you
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful winter postcard. I agree, snow is the most winter like thing to me too. We don't get much where we are at, but can go to the mountains if we want to see or play in the snow. It's not far away! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy New Year!
Response: Christmas was quiet and socially distant here. I'm planning on a more of the same for the next 8 months or so.
Thanks for the heart rating!
Stay healthy and best wishes,
Comment: Your postcard arrived today - Christmas Eve! It is a downright delightful postcard. I LOVE the Alice in Christmas Wonderland theme. Curious where you found it? I always like odd, quirky holiday things. I sure hope you have a Merry Christmas tomorrow - with at least a little bit of snow!! ❄️🎄💌
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! I found the Alice postcards on Amazon of all places.
Our forecast is for 2-3" of rain overnight tonight through Christmas morning with widespread power outages 🤣😂🤣
So 2020! LOL
Best wishes and, Merry🎅🎄🎅
Comment: What a lovely winter scene postcard! We have a houe in our neighborhood that does a bunch of lights and inflatables. It's fun to look at (and pretend I'm popping them). I have big plans to put up some shrub lights this year. We'll see if I get the energy, lol. HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Response: I did 2 strings of lights and called it done, it's just enough to make me smile.
Have a wonderful Christmas 🎄
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Postcard! I love those old fashioned designs. And i love the christmas stamps you chose. :-)
It was very nice to read about your favourite christmas tradition. I don't have much decoration myself but i wish to be able to have a tradition like that too someday.
Have a great day and take care.
Response: I think that this year would be a great time to start a tradition with a new covid19 virus ornament! LOL
Thanks for your kind response and for the heart rating!
Stay healthy and best wishes,
Comment: Hi Mar. Thank you so much for all the Christmas Ad cards. They are a welcome addition to my ad card collection. I love the Rockefeller Tree lighting. Wish I could see it in person. You are a great partner. 🧡 Have a great Thanksgiving.
Response: It's fabulous in person! So happy that you enjoyed everything and I appreciate the compliment ☺.
Stay healthy, best wishes, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: I love Norman Rockwell. You don’t really see his stuff anymore. I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving
Response: So happy that you enjoyed the Norman Rockwell! I like his work too and I've been to the museum in Vermont several times.
Thanks for the heart rating!
Stay healthy, best wishes, and Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas postcard! I'm very ready for the holiday. We haven't started decorating for Christmas yet, but did make some Christmas crafts with my granddaughter. I hope you have wonderful holidays. Take care!
Response: Christmas with kids is the best!
Thanks for the heart rating.
Stay healthy, best wishes, and Merry Christmas!
Comment: I received my package today and I am so excited for Christmas. I put all my gifts in my Christmas stocking so it is nice and full 😊
Response: Awwww...what a great idea, I may borrow that! I'm happy that you received your package safely and I truly hope that you are just as happy when you unwrap your goodies 🎄 Merry Christmas 🎄
Stay healthy and best wishes!
Comment: What a gift of vintage loveliness!!! I am in absolute love with these animal images, especially the cardinal and these adorable chipmunks and squirrels! I was reading the recipes out to my husband and we were both groaning in horror. They're so interesting and funny. However, I would love to eat potato chips spread with roquefort. Thank you for the Caedmon short story and the map and dictionary pages, too. So generous and perfect. I will use them all gladly. THANK YOU! Have wonderful holidays :):)
Response: AWESOME! I love your response! I'm happy to have made you happy 😊 thanks for the heart ❣
Comment: OMG! Thank you so much for these little surprises! I don't know what they are but the wrapping is so pretty! Can't wait to open them! I'll give you the feedback later :)
Have a wonderful and cozy Christmas time!
Response: I love that you are saving them! I will be doing the same thing. I'm also very happy with how promptly it got delivered as international mail is just crazy these days. Merry Christmas to you 🎄🎄🎄
Comment: Yowza Batgirl! You are simply too fabulous & generous. The teeny polka dot envies are precious, the b&w photos are exactly the type I'd buy in an antique store, and of course the bonus #14 metal numbers have me beaming. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Response: Awesome, I made Batgirl status! I'm always happy when I get a swap right 😁 Thanks so much and thanks also for the heart rating ❣
Comment: Goodness I loved what you sent! I was beaming when I saw the Czech stamps. You totally didn’t have to base it on my profile, way above & beyond. Thank you so much! I will collect & use everything you sent.
Response: Very happy to hear that 😀
Thanks for the heart ❣
Comment: Thank you. I like my cards very much. Living in Switzerland must be being as close to Heaven as you can get. I have hiked in the Alps and been to the cities. Expensive because others agree with me.
Response: I've never been to Switzerland but it certainly seems to be a lovely place.
I'm so happy that you like the postcards and thanks for the heart.
Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar
Comment: Thank you for the cards - yes, I can tell you like things water related, I do too (being a "water sign" does that to you I guess). I hope you are doing well - stay safe and have a wonderful day!
Response: Thanks for the heart and your kind words.
Stay healthy and best wishes,
Comment: Dear Martha, thank you very much for your beautiful stamps. I don't mind how old they are as long as they look vintage :-) So yours are perfect for my future vintage crafts and collages.
Response: So glad to hear that you were okay with what I sent and I especially like knowing that they will find a place in your crafts!
Thanks for the heart, stay healthy, and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Comment: You had so many great cards for this swap! Thanks for all the extras, too - always a delight to get a swap from you! "Men Can Stop Rape" - what an admirable cause! I love your drive to work on yard work projects - I am in a real slump and getting nothing done lately.
Response: I confess when it's in the upper 80's and humid I don't get much done outdoors except for watering my flowers 😅. I definitely have my slump times too!
I'm glad that you enjoyed the swap and thanks for the heart rating!
Stay healthy and best wishes,
Comment: I love that PC so much and I am definately going to assemble the little building. Also I love much of what you do as well. I tried to squeeze so much info onto the back of my PC to you. I am obsessed with all things tiny. Thanks so much for joiing this swap. If you ever want to do a miniature surprise swap let me know. I am always open to those. 😊
Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed the postcard! I'm looking forward to receiving yours! I was hoping that your swap would draw some more like minded miniature lovers but we've made a start. I am definitely interested in a miniature surprise swap!
Thanks for your enthusiastic response and for the heart rating!
Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Comment: Thank you for wonderful cards! I've been to Rockefeller Center once at Christmas time and did not know they had those beautiful cards we could get! Thanks for extras - all are delightful keepers.
Response: Now you'll have to go again just for the postcard!
Thanks for the heart rating!
Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
Comment: Thank you for your generous extra language pages. When I saw the shorthand page I just laughed as it is a foreign language to me!! Thanks for the other items from my profile too. How kind of you. I LOVE the the little Pet Milk cook book. It was a really fun envelope full of happiness!
Response: So happy that I could bring you a moment of happiness!
Thanks for your kind words and also for the heart rating!
Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
Comment: Really nice Food Ad cards and thanks for an extra! Bats of Bedlam Maple Syrup, now that is a name - and a wonderful card! Love that Farmer's Market with all the blueberry baskets lined up. Cool jam jar shape card and those too pretty to eat seashell cookies with my favorite macarons on the back! Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Thanks for the wonderful comments, I'm happy that you liked what I sent.
Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all of the great postcards and extras (I love kitties, Coke-a-Cola and we could all learn to stop and enjoy the small things in life more! I hope all is well with you and your family and that you have a wonderful day! Take care.
Response: You're so very welcome, I'm happy that you enjoyed what I sent. Thanks for the heart!
Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
Comment: I chuckled reading your note about the favorite part of getting older, and that you've been practicing all your life for quarantine! That's me too! I loved the"H's" you sent. The playing cards are awesome. Do you collect cards? And avocado washi-so cute! Thank you! Oh! I forgot - using"H" stamps was such a fun touch!
Response: Your reaction is the reason I enjoy swapping! I don't actively search out playing cards...like on Ebay...but I do seem to come across plenty at yard sales and thrift stores. Well, I used to anyway. Not much of that going on these days.
Thanks so much for your kind words and also for the heart!
Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
Comment: Hi Mar! What a fun pc and I love that one of the stamps matches - very cool! So glad you got to social distance visit with your family members - it's a crazy time we are living in! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm so glad to hear that you liked your "matched set"! Thanks for the heart!
Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
Comment: Hi Mar thank you for the great reprint of vintage Missouri postcard. And the postage stamps are so lovely...beautifully decorated back with stamps, washi tape and sticker. Colorful like I love to see ! Happy Spring swapping be safe be loved be healthy
Response: Very happy that you liked your---with a twist---! Thanks for the heart rating ❣
Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
Comment: Thanks so much for your embellished scenic card. Getting something in the mail always makes my day. I loved the weather report. Lol.
Seeing your card makes me wonder if I did mine correctly. I researched and all I saw were cards that jus had ephemera etc. Between two pieces of tape. Lol no wonder my partner seemed suprised.😉 thanks again stay safe that for remaining. KIM
Response: Yikes! Now you have me wondering if I did mine correctly! LOL
Really though...it's art and totally open to interpretation right?
I'm glad that my postcard arrived and that you enjoyed it!
Best wishes and stay healthy!
Comment: Hi Mar thank you so much for the beautiful U for Utamare postcard. I love this illustration"Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara c.1793 I think this is the most beautiful free ad card I have in my collection. Thank you Thank you! and I love the assorted postage stamps. Happy Spring swapping be safe be loved be healthy peace love light
Response: Awwww...I'm so happy with your response! Thanks for the heart rating! You're very welcome and stay healthy and best wishes to you, mar/skinny52
Comment: Nostalgia....I had a vintage VW (engine in the back, trunk in the front). I would squeeze at least 6 Camp Fire girls into it and go on field trips. They all lived to talk l about it. LOL Thanks.
Response: Very cool! I had an old beetle too as my first car, it was tangerine and I loved it!
Thanks for sharing your memory and also for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the things you sent. You did an excellent job with the letter 'E', not the easiest! I appreciate that you checked out my profile and sent items I really love and can use. I'm very happy.
Response: So happy to hear that, I really enjoyed trying to match the items to your profile. Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Hi Mar thank you for the pretty starfish in North Carolina PC. I love the sea shell postage stamps and the lovely vintage postage stamps you used. Really lovely. Happy swapping peace love light
Response: Thanks for the lovely comments and also for the heart!
Comment: Yum! Maple syrup. We are known for our maple trees in northeastern Ohio. They have a sugar festival every year during spring thaw. I've been there once and it's fun. Would love to see the NE maple harvest. Maybe some day......
Response: Oh yes...sugar snow!
Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much - thank you for taking the time to personalize what you sent in this swap! The Kaffe pieces are great! And the 'not-new-ephemera' are amazing - they will all definitely be used in my art journal. That round piece especially - so unique :)
Response: You are super welcome! I'm very happy that you enjoyed what I sent!
Thanks so much for your kind words and the heart!!!
Comment: Where do I begin!!! First I have to come down from the ceiling...LOL Your package was absolutely amazing!!! And yes...it was indeed a box of joy!!! No one would understand the things you sent but a paper addict...LOL. I loved everything. Funny thing..."way back in the day"...I use to work in West LA and I know where that location is on La Cienega!...that blew my mind...LOL. Where on earth did you get some of this stuff? Good things do come in small packages...Happy Holidays
Response: SO happy that you really enjoyed what I sent!!! And answering where I got everything is impossible...as I'm sure that you can understand! LOL Thanks for the enthusiastic response and also for the heart❣Happy Holidays to you
Comment: Thank you for the card and note. We haven't had much snow here. But we are supposed to have some Sunday and maybe Monday. But it shouldn't last long as it is supposed to be in the 50's this week.
Response: We're getting snow today but it's not going to last until Christmas.
Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas to you 🌲🎅🌲
Comment: Ohmigoodness - it's like you peeked inside my weird little mind and found all the things I love best! I work in a library and I have an obsession with taking the old pockets and cards out of old books! And of course that means I love book jackets and old books and everything to do with them! I just love everything you sent! This was a perfect package - thank you so much! <3
Response: I'm so very happy with how much you enjoyed everything! You must not be the only one with a weird little mind! LOL Merry Christmas to you 🌲🌲🎅🌲🌲
Comment: Wonderful little Christmas card of the wintry village, and many thanks for the vintage postage! I'll keep the little envelope too, so cute with the Snowy Day postage and the singing children on back.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and also for the heart. Merry Christmas to you 🌲🌲🎅🌲🌲
Comment: OH MY GOSH! Mar, you certainly did go overboard.. and boy am I a lucky gal to be on the receiving end of these wonderful "T" postcards! I love each and every one.. I have to ask though, what is up with the Tiger in the Tea?? So cute! Lovely B&Ws.. and I can guarantee that there are not many people out there with Trenton, New
"Joys-ey" PCs out there :-) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of them. THANK YOU so much! I hope that I can live up to your expectations should I be your sending partner one day. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Yippee! So glad you liked your "T" swap! I really enjoy going overboard when I can! Thank you and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Comment: Hi Mar thank you for the lovely PC of the Old North Church and the wonderful assortment of postage stamps. Please accept my apologies for such a late rationg. I had mistakenly thought I'd rated for this swap. peace love light
Response: I'm happy to hear it arrived safely, thanks for the heart!
Comment: This was a fast! Not only do I like all the samples you sent but I didn't have any already in my sample book! I like your custom tag, but not near as much as the washi wth the whales! Thank you
Response: You're very welcome, glad I happened to send all new stuff! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: OMGoodness! You sent an absolutely AMAZING swap! I can’t say enough great things about it. The witch decorations take me back to my childhood. I am thrilled to have the glassine envelopes. There is no way I could list everything I love in this rating because you sent so much Halloween goodness! I’m elated! I love the vintage stationery you sent as extras. A possum postalette!!!! Yay!!!! You are the greatest!!!! Thanks a million!!!!
Response: Awwww...your comments have brought a great big smile to my face! I'm very happy that you are enjoying everything! Thanks also for the heart!
Comment: Ooh, so many rhyming postcards! Thanks for all the extras. Yes I really enjoyed going through my stash to think of rhymes, too. Love the ones that are my fave subjects also - from that cute penguin to the Disneyland bear, bike on a dock and Death Valley National Park! Very lovely envelope, too. Hey, you made my day!
Response: I'm always happy to have made someone's day❣ Thanks for your comments and also for the heart❣
Comment: Wow! You are the queen of scavenger hunts! Six socks on the waitresses? That was truly impressive. :) Thank you so much for your very generous swap! It was so fun finding all the things you listed, and there are a lot of awesome PCs in here. A whole bucketful of hearts for you!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked everything, I really enjoy going through my stash for this type of swap. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my stars! Thank you for all of the lovely postcards. I particularly like the vintage Natural Bridge hotel (not that far from me!) and the Monet
Response: You're very welcome! Monet is one of my favorite impressionist artists...I was fortunate to travel to France decades ago and saw his water lily series at the orangerie museum and also took a day trip to his home in Giverny! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh how fun -- you went all the way to SIX! Thank you! (I'll try that next time!) Really love the Chincoteague horses one -- it was one of my daughter's favorite movies when she was little -- I took her to the island to see the horses when she was about 8yo. Favorite memory. thanks!
Response: I love it when something that I send randomly evokes a fond memory, thanks for sharing and also for the heart!
Comment: when i was like 12-14 my family lived in upstate NY and we lived on the st lawrence river so this pc was cool to me! loved stamps to but sad cause the postoffice ripped one. but still so cool thank u
Response: Love that the postcard brought back a fond memory...thanks for the heart...and boo hiss to postal machines
Comment: Wow...that is one wonderful journal! Thank you for all the extra goodies, too! one of the things I'm taking out of the book and framing is the beautiful watercolor! Why didn't you sign it?!! It's wonderful! I want to show it to some friends who do journals, too; we ended up with 2 groups that meet at the library: the artists who talk while they work on journals and the writers who want us to shut up now have a separate group! I'm sure we'd love having you visit sometime. Our library is the smallest library in WV and the busiest! How weird is that??
Response: Thanks so much for your enthusiastic and kind comments...BUT...I didn't do the watercolor!!!! I'm seriously not an artist...and I thought that it did have a small signature on the bottom. How lovely that you have 2 journal groups at your library, lucky you. Thanks again for your comments and also for the heart❣❣❣
Comment: Oh my goodness what a wonderful journey in postcards! I often try to find a pc for every holiday also. Not on this swap though, too many that I would have had to be way creative with! Your comments are great also. "He's the first one there!" LOL and "pretty sure that puppy is not a purebred!" too funny!!! Thank you for such a wonderful swap!!!
Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and sometimes hilarious explanations for the use of the words! Like you, I couldn't stop at 3 & did them all, so I appreciate your being equally compulsive! Such a fun swap!
Response: Whew...so glad that you have a sense of humor 😁😁😁 It's also nice to know I'm not the only compulsive person out there! I'm happy that you enjoyed everything and I thank you very much for the heart ❣
Comment: I love vintage postcards and vintage postage too! It seemed the buildings and places featured in vintage cards had so much more meaning than nowadays. What kind of building would a postcard feature now - the local Target? an Apple store? Different times indeed! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for the great card! The postage was nice but hate it when the post office draws a black line through them with marker! Boo post office! Lol I keep the stamps on the card and just put them all in an album. I can’t bring myself to cut up a postcard lol! Thanks so much.
Response: Ugh...I really hate when the post office does that too, you would think that they of all people would appreciate the stamps...thanks for the heart ❣
Comment: I can really relate to your basic mellowing out with age. I'm just 47 (haha feels old) but I've already learned to be a bit more mellow. Like, why would I get upset about anything that doesn't affect my life? Or anything I can't control? There are things worth taking action on, and that's much more effective than just getting all worked up in my armchair. I don't have an armchair. But you get my meaning...
Anyway, thanks for the beautiful card and interesting note!
Response: Yes. Mellow is better! Thanks for the note, the heart, and best wishes to you. Mar/skinny52
Comment: Mar!!!! I am SO excited to make my Magical, Mystical, Santa's!!! I absolutely love them! AND have wanted to do Cross Stitching again, AND....PURPLE!!!! Thanks so much for picking them with so much thought! Big hugs, Julie
Response: I'm so happy that you like what I sent you, I also appreciate the heart...best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Comment: Oh, my---what a surprise! Thank you so much for giving me a good laugh over these silly holidays. You matched the cards so well! I sure never expected a person to try to find a card for EVERY holiday--now you have given me a challenge for the next swap like this!
Response: So happy that I could give you a bit of a giggle! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hey! Thanks for all the water scenes! I don't think I've gotten that many water postcards in any swap I've been in! Also, thanks for the extra! Kinda cool to see what old-times stores looked like! Thanks and happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome, I love the challenge of a double theme! Thanks so much for the heart ❣
Comment: HOLY GUACAMOLE!!! That's alotta stuff - and all of them my favorites! You are a doll, a peach and a rock star! I am so lucky and the kids at my school will have fun sorting the buttons - after I pick my favorites! Wow - thank you!!
Response: Oooh! So very happy to have hit the mark! Thanks for your enthusiastic comment and also for the heart!!!
Comment: OH. MY. Holy Mailman! What a super fun YELLOW package for a rainy day. So much fun to open and sooooo many super groovy things to play with. This is wonderful -- and very generous. Thank you so much!!
Response: You are so super welcome! Your response makes me happy, I really enjoy sharing my bountiful stash with like-minded peeps...thanks for the heart too!!!
Comment: This was one of the nicest swap packages I have ever received! Thank you so very much! I love the vintage cookbook you chose for me :) My daughter stole the socks as soon as I opened the package and put them on, but I'll get them back when I do laundry.
Response: Oh my goodness, your response just made my day! I'm happy that you and your daughter like your gifts! Thank you and Merry Christmas
Comment: Hi Mar! thank you so very much for the lovely package of goodies. I promise to put them to good use. And the haikus! I will take my time to absorb them, but know that i am enjoying them very much.
Response: I'm so very happy that you like what I sent! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I apologize for not rating this earlier... but thank you so much for the lovely button themed magpie page for the book. I also greatly appreciate the extras you sent. Thank you so much for all!! (smiles)
Response: I'm happy that you liked it, thanks for your kind words and the heart!
Comment: Omg thank you so much I've never got a package like this I loved it all I would never throw or give it away I loved everything I had so much fun opening it all and exploring I can already see some interesting crafts in my future u r amazing I loved the stamp and the painted people I've always wanted them n everything in it I can use thank you so much u did make me happy made my day and put a smile on my face i treasure it
Response: Thanks so very much for your awesome response, it brought a smile to my face! Thanks also for the heart!
Comment: Yay! It arrived :-) I LOVE It. I grew up in Massachusetts, only 5 miles from Concord where the American Revolution was fought. I used to love going over there to the bridge where "The shot heard round the world" was purported to have happened. Lexington was about 12 miles away, where the "Battle on the Green" and the saying "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes." was uttered. :-) THANKS! Happy Sunday ;-0
PS: hope you had a wonderful vacation at the beach!!
Response: Love the serendipity! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: YOWZA!!! You sent me a treasure trove of goodies to work with! I had SO much fun going through everything and making plans for each piece. I can't believe how many different items you came up with. Thank you so much for sending all you did--and for sending such nice things. I can't wait to use those bottle caps--I might flatten them with a hammer (who doesn't love to use a hammer?) I'm so lucky you were my sending partner!
Response: Awwwww...I'm so very happy to have made you happy! Thanks for your kind words and also for the heart!
Comment: Hi Mar! Thank you so much for all of the amazing Playing Cards. I love how you have been swapping so much you were able to send 52 different cards! I love all the horse cards and very thankful for so many Vintage cards. Thanks for a very, very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Your comments make me feel happy, I'm especially glad for you that you like the vintage cards, those are my favorites...thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful package, I loved everything and will use it all. Sorry I didn't rate you sooner but we just returned from wintering in Mexico and your package was in the pile of mail we had received.
Hope we'll swap again ... me sending to you!
Response: I'm very happy that you liked the crap I sent! I hope that you had a lovely time in Mexico and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh yes I do love all you sent, can't wait to use the stamps, will make for multi color flower, and napkins matches my colors, love thelittle thimble too. Thanks for all my goodies. Happy Swapping.
Response: I'm very happy that you liked everything, happy spring to you! And an extra thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you! I feel the same way. I found a bunch of vintage PC's with some brown spots on the back for 5 cents each and I have been using them as note cards and for these swaps. They deserve love too :)
Response: Yes! All the postcards deserve all the love! To me vintage postcards look better with signs of age, Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the delightful vintage stationery you sent me. It's a nice surprise and arrived just in time to use for National Letter-writing Month next week. Hooray!
Response: Excellent timing on my part, I planned it that way! LOL NOT!!! I'm interested to learn about letter writing month...I'm going to Google it. I'm happy that you like what I sent and thanks so much for the heart!!!
Comment: thanks mar! we love the bear and i cannot wait for micah to see it. he loves the cutesy cards. we sent a squirrel out for ours (hee hee) i lived up north almost 3 decades ago and do not miss the snow shoveling or the cold frigid temps. i have a hard enough time at 33 degrees in the south and having to scrape my windshield in the am! lol. thanks for a great bear pc!
Response: Yeah! I was definitely thinking of Micah when I chose the bear! New England being what it is today our temperatures are in the 50's! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Hello! Thanks for the fun envelope full of goodies. I love the shark lager coaster! Fun. I can definitely use it all! Thanks again! Oh, and I meant to add I love the postage stamps you used. The Antarctic one is great!
Response: Wonderful! I'm happy to know that some of my treasures will find their way into your creations and also that you enjoyed the stamps! Thanks very much for the heart!
Comment: I loved everything! Thank you so much, I can't believe how cute all these letter sets are, especially the sewing pattern one! That's so awesome you're altering your clothing, I totally agree there's way too many clothes in our landfills. And have fun on your Japan trip, I'm so excited for you!! Hopefully one day I'll be able to go too!
Response: Awww...thanks so much for the wonderful response, I'm very happy that this swap made you happy!!! Thanks so much for the heart!!!
Comment: So many thank yous!! Do not know where to begin............the envelope is decorated very uniquely, the items you sent - Oh my!!! Huge smile here - so many Hearts <3 I will have to plan a very special project with the whale material, love the postcards, stickers and scrapbook items. You went above and beyond!!!
Response: I really tried to match things up with your profile, I'm glad that you enjoyed everything! Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: MIRACLES! It's arrived, stamped 8 Dec.2017 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Many thanks! I hope there wasn't anything other than the stamps in the enveloped because postal services resealed it.
Response: Whaaaat???? I'm actually shocked!!! I'm wishing that you had received the first one but at least you got the resend! And I'm pretty sure that it was just the stamps and possibly a note. Thanks so very much for the heart!!!
Comment: Oh no fun snowblowing for 2 hours...That must of been quite the snowstorm! Ours mostly accumulates through the year mostly. Doesn't start melting until about April. Thank you for the great postcard! :)
Response: Tomorrow it will be in the 50's and it will rain all day, if it were cold enough to snow it would be 12"+! I'm happy to be getting the rain and happy that you enjoyed the postcard! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Received the postcard today and all the wonderful stamps on the outside. Thank you very much for the extras I love the clocks and a postcard is nice as well. I had a good chuckle about the word â€˜obsessiveâ€™, I hear the word OCD a lot, no Iâ€™m not I just like things to be in order LOL. Have a great day
Response: I'm not OCD...I'm CDO...you know, with the letters in order? The way they should be!!! LOL Seriously, I'm not either, I just prefer things a certain way in my own home. I'm happy that you liked your goodies and thanks very much for the heart!
Comment: Mar, I was so overwhelmed when I opened the chunky packet that was in my mailbox!I love the items you picked to send, from the yellow ribbon to the bookmarks, to the notecards and postcards, and the little silver notebook, and especially the adhesive ribbon! I didn't even know they made such a thing! What really touched me, though, was the profile based item: the Pug and Pomeranian coasters! How wonderful to receive such a well-thought-out package! I can't thank you enough! I would rate you at a 10 if I could!!!
Response: I really enjoy putting together swaps like this and always hope for exactly this type of reaction! I'm so happy to have made you happy! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Mar ~ What a wonderful selection of PCs you chose for this swap. I'm a big fan of prairie dogs so loved that PC but the one that really interested me is the chandelier. I would love to see that in person as it must be spectacular. Thanks again for such wonderful PCs and hope to see you again in future swaps. A special thanks for the Peter Pan ad card - it will go right into my collection. I saw Sandy Duncan in a stage performance of Peter Pan in San Francisco 30 years ago and it was fabulous and I know I would love this show as well - thanks for sending it along.
Response: Awwwww...I'm touched by your kind words...glad I could make you happy with this swap! I love Dale Chihuly's work...there is currently an exhibition in NYC but I'm thinking that I won't be able to get the time even though I'm only 2 1/2 hours away. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: OMG!! I love this journal!!! I've been wanting to drag my sewing machine out of the garage for a while but now I know I need too for sure!! I really like how it came out! Thank you so much! <3 And thanks for the postage back :) I hope you love your journal just as much! Thank you so much for joining the swap! I'm not even sure I will use the journal for anything other than looking at all the neat things you added. I like the theme you came up with. <3
Response: I'm very happy...and a bit relieved...to hear that you like my theme! Thanks so much for your very kind words! And also for the heart!
Comment: Hi Mar! I love vintage pcs so of course your pc made my day!! Hope all the knotweed has been cleared - I have planted stuff before not realizing how invasive it is - yikes!! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I must clarify that it came with the house, I did not plant it! LOL I'm very happy that you like your pc, thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a wonderful card. The quote is so true, too. But as you pointed out, be careful what you wish for!
I love the glossy finish on the card and the stitching around the edge adds a special touch. This is one of my favorite swaps I have ever received.
Response: Wow...I'm really touched that you are so happy with my art! Thanks so much for the heart too!
Comment: lol Mar, I loved the Z is for Zebras card! I sent one too, only in my case, it was a Zebra I had been holding onto for just this swap since sometime before we began this series in March! :-) Other potential Zs could be Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, or any Zoo. ;-) Thank you for sharing! <3
Response: Thanks for understanding and thanks especially for the heart!
Comment: love the patches and silk fabrics Thank you!
Response: Happy to hear it, I hope that they were small enough, thanks for the heart! I just realized that the patches that I got from you were sent privately...you were not my partner...thanks so very very much!!! I'm definitely interested in an occasional private swap! THANKS!!!
PS...I just went looking for your return address and I already shredded it...I apologize, I just didn't realize soon enough that you were not my assigned swap partner.
Comment: Thank you for this W is for "Beautiful Wychmere Harbor" postcard, Mar! That's so neat that you were able to travel to Cape Cod this summer. I don't know that I've ever been there, and you say it was your third trip this summer? Wow! :-) Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: I'm extremely fortunate to have good friends with a seasonal home at the Cape...she and I are both retired so we have very flexible schedules. I'm very happy that you enjoyed the vintage postcard, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear Mar, wow!! This PC is unlike anything I've ever seen and is absolutely amazing! It's so fantastic! @[email protected] Heart and soul, love and hard work; Thank you for everything you put into it. It's perfect! n.n
Response: You are so kind! I'm very happy that I picked the right theme for you and that you appreciate my work, thanks so very much for the heart!
Comment: I absolutely love the theme you picked! I was enjoying going through the elephant PCs, thinking how can anyone not love elephants and then I got to the fox. @[email protected] This one is never leaving my stash unless it's a send back swap. @[email protected] Love, Love, Love it and the rest, polar bear, too. :) Thank you so much for a great swap! Best wishes, Sara
Response: Awwwww...I love it when I can make someone so happy! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the AK card with the whale! It made me think of a day in Juneau when we saw a whale lying on its back and clapping its fins together -- almost like it was celebrating the beautiful day and just being alive! I am giving you a heart for reading my profile and choosing the perfect card. Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you so very much for letting me know that my time and effort paid off by making you happy! And thanks for the bonus of the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome cat themed swap goodies. I do SOOOO appreciate the vintage pieces! I will treasure the sheet of 80s stickers, and that little stand-up cat cut out is the cutest. My mini me has claimed that! And can I just say that I just about flipped out when I saw the stamps on the envelope. It just so happens that those retro postcard looking stamps are my all time favorite in the world. In fact, I have a full pane of them framed and on the wall at home!!!! I cut these out and added to my used stamp collection for sure!
Response: That is such a great response, I'm very happy that I could make you and your mini me happy!!!! Thanks so much for the great comments and for the heart!!!
Comment: I love antique tractors! I used to go to the local flywheel show where there were numerous very old tractors. They had tractor pulls and all kinds of fun activities! I don't go out in the heat any more. Your postcard reminded me of the good times I had there! Thanks so much!
Response: So very happy that my postcard reminded you of fun times, thanks for the heart!
Comment: â™¥ Thank you for the interesting postcard. I have never found a shark tooth on the beach either and I am always hunting interesting objects. (maybe you have to become a shark dentist. Ha ha.)
Response: Teehee...happy that you liked it and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for a great assortment of postcards and the extras! Very fun getting Christmas ornaments, the retro Coke cafe pc and of course I love the 2 from the Animal box set - don't have them. I love the rain and umbrellas and well all the cards!
Response: So happy that you liked everything and that I sent some that you didn't have, thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Mar, what a fabulous collection of postcards you sent me for the scavenger hunt. Yes, you did do every category and then some. When I saw the CT sunrise, it brought back memories of living in MA. But when I saw the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne, MA, that did it. Every year we went at 3 times (seasonal, not Winter) to see the wonderful flowers that grew on the bridge. There was a great restaurant nearby that served breakfast all day long. It was our favorite.place to eat. Again, thank you for the great postcards and bringing back so many memories. Have you ever gone to the Bridge of Flowers? Shirley
Response: I had relatives in Shelburne Falls and have been to the Bridge of Flowers and the Potholes many many times...I have a lot of fond memories of the town. So cool that we have that connection! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Mar! I love, love, love all of the "2 Things" you sent me!! Thank you so very much. My favorite has to be the S&H stamps. I so remember those and the TV stamps from the 50's & 60's. That is how my mom got her first portable mixer, before that we had to beat everything with a wooden spoon, lol I enjoy the postcards from other countries and the stamps, enjoy the art on them. The tiny postal envelope is so cute and stamps in that ~ awesome. Thank you so very much, you were so generous with this swap. Take care, Judy
Response: I'm happy that you are happy, that is why I do this type of swap...and I do so love getting my monies worth out of a postage stamp! LOL Thanks so much for the heart!!
Comment: It was so good to see the selection of PCs you chose for this swap - just perfect. I really enjoy swaps where you have to spell out a word - it's always such fun to find just the right PC to send and then to receive ones from your partner. . . always interesting to see the different ways each goes. Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful weekend ~~
Response: Yes, I completely agree, thanks so much for your comments! And I'm very happy that you liked my choices! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful PCs you chose for this swap. I love this swap because it is always so interesting to see what your partner picks for each letter . . .and yours were fantastic. Thanks again so much and hope you have a great weekend ~~
Response: I agree with you, I like seeing what people come up with. I'm happy that you liked my selections and thank you for the heart!
Comment: I recieved your wonderful envie today Mar. Thank you for all the gorgeous vintage goodies! My faves are the post card and the Canadian book pages/map! And you're good for the Asian pages; I said 1950's, so that includes that whole decade. :)
Response: I was happy to have someone to share some of my vintage ephemera with and quite pleased that you liked everything, thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: What a great card ! can't wait to dig in the dirt either :) Next year we decided to take the summer off from traveling out of state, so get to stay home and garden a bit :) Maybe get a couple fishing trips in next year too :) Thank you for the great card!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad that you liked it and happy fishing!
Comment: Thank you very much for reading my profile and sending me postcards that I enjoy receiving, I like each and every one of them and I very much appreciate all the extra pc's as well, great stamps on the envie too :)
Response: Very happy to hear that, thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love the postcard. so cool thank you so much. it's so nice. my dad receives my postcards cause I work out of state. and he loved the postcard. I'll be sending you a postcard . keep a look out for it.
Response: I'm so happy that you, and your dad, liked it! Thanks so much for the heart!!
Comment: The resend is here!! Thank you so much. This looks like something from one of my nephew's video games!!! Definitely creepy! I do love the back, though, with your note, quote, cool stamp, and all those fabulous stickers! â˜º
Response: Whew! I'm glad at least one of them showed up! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Mar, your beautiful traveling journal has arrived safely here :-) Thanks for the nice extra items for myself! And gorgeous postage stamps!!! (unstamped, what a pity) I hope I can add a nice contribution to your journal! <3 - Ellen
Response: I'm happy to hear that it arrived safely, thanks for the heart!
Comment: WOW! What a fun envelope of goodies - why don't I ever think of sending some of this stuff?!?!?!? I am going to share the "banned books" stickers with a good friend she will LOVE them so thank you from both of us :)
Response: I'm so glad that you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Putting the two swaps together resulted in a really exciting package in my mailbox today.
I don't think I have ever seen a Japenese book before. Wonder what it's about. Thanks for all the wonderful gifts!
Response: You're so welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I really love this card! The ice cream truck out in the snow - great picture :) We just had a nice snow storm come through here - caused a bit of havoc, but wasn't too bad :) Now getting our cold snap we are at -30F right now...good day to be working in doors haha! Thank you for the wonderful card :)
Response: I'm really glad that you liked it...but you can keep your -30, yikes! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: What a treat to open the package you sent. My maternal Grandfather used to have a Hershey bar whenever I visited. He would open his arms and say, "Come here and tell me everything that happened since we last saw each other." This bar brings back dear memories.
Response: So glad that my simple gift brought back a special memory, thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome journal! I'm so sorry, I thought I had already rated you. I appreciate the reminder. I loved how much effort you put in to this swap. These kind of swaps are why I love swap bot!!
Response: Awesome! So very glad that you liked it, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow - it's wrapped up so nicely! Will update comments after I open (saving for Christmas). **Adding a heart** Oh wow - I absolutely love every single thing you sent! The washi, the Hello Kitty Sniff hankies, the Scottie picture... the brads... you totally spoiled me! Thank you so much. It's my second Christmas alone (all my family has passed), and I have to say, your gift was one of the only ones I rec'd through these different swaps that really felt like "me" and not generic. Your gifts touched my heart.
Response: I'm glad the we are off to a good start with the wrapping! nd may I say? You have a lot of willpower! Enjoy!
I'm so very happy that I could add some joy to your Christmas day...
Comment: Ok, can I just say that you spoiled me! I am obsessed with the Nancy Drew cards/envelopes.So. cool.. and my kids attacked the postcards...I barely got to look at them haha!They loved them, thank you! I love the notecards as well. thank you for everything.
Response: When I read your profile I knew that I had finally found someone to appreciate the Nancy Drew paper! So glad that you and the kids enjoyed everything! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Package arrived today! Thank you! I love the selection you sent me! And you were so thoughtful to send the upcs so I can order more of the ones I don't have! So appreciated! Swapbot's BEST! THANK YOU!
Response: Awww...thanks so much....I'm happy that you are happy...thanks very much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful, peaceful view of the Tomb of the Blessed Virgin in the Gethsemani Valley and cute little Kewpie stamp :) I hope you are on the mend and get to visit CC soon -- I would like to revisit it properly after having gone for all of 48 hours two Septembers ago to run the ZOOMA Women's Half Marathon with a good high school friend :) It seemed so lonely without more people out and about. I also love Connecticut, thanks to my fervor for Who's the Boss? (although I know it was filmed in LA), having visited Fairfield College during a university tour along the East Coast, and one of my favorite professors/mentors hailing from New London. It was also a joy to see the natural beauty when I took the Acela/Amtrak from Boston to NYC that same trip I visited CC. Happy weekend <3
Response: I'm so very happy that I found the right person for that postcard! Of course I live here but I do think that the east coast is lovely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my!!! Such an abundance of wonderfulness! It was like Christmas morning opening your huge envelope. I enjoyed each and every terrific item! So many unique things that suit me so well. That 1921 postcard addressed with just a name and city - and it is to Oak Park IL, the next town over from Elmwood Park where I lived! All the postcards are delightful keepers - the Peter Ferguson Fantasia card is just stunning! Wow, that classy Ninja Turtles ticket! Love the classy Somerset Studio clip art leaves. Don't know the 2 items in the What's This category but they are so terrific! The amazing vintage candid photo of the couple at the window - you just never see studio photographs like that - they were always stiff, formal poses! Then all the large book and magazine pages that will be great for creating envelopes - my favorite is the page from a children's dictionary. I could go on and on -- as you can see, I love it all and again am so grateful for the joy you sent to me, Martha!
Response: Your response makes me very happy! I love going thru my stash and sharing with other ephemera lovers!! Thanks very much for the heart!!
PS...the round paper is from a hygrometer...I can't remember what else I sent in the what's this?
Comment: LOVE the sewn SeussFish :D! And how did you make the fantastic textured background? 5 stars ~
Response: I'm so happy that you like your fish! The background was a thick layer of acrylic paint impressed with a rubber (?) texture sheet made for kids craft. From my local Job Lot store. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Mar - Thank you so much for the amazing Circus Rolo! I love all of the wonderful ephemera that you used and the Vintage Playing Card that you sacrificed, lol... It means a lot to me since you know how much I adore my Playing Cards. Thanks for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Awww...it was totally worth it! So very happy that you like it! Thanks so very much for the heart!!!
Comment: So sorry this rating has been so long in coming, and that the original swap took so long to get to me! Thank you so much for two absolutely lovely swaps, with delightful alphabets, and please let me send you something back! xx
Response: I'm so very much relieved that you finally got not just one but also the resend!!!! I'm not insisting that you send me something but I do love to get mail! LOL Thanks so much for the heart!!!
Comment: Oh my goodness! You sent me such wonderful items! I was so thrilled to see that Little Prince Book -- and then opened it to discover it was in French! (Which I can read!) C'est magnifique! And the vintage postcards are such treasures, plus the fun Disney cartoon pages and napkin! You really fit my interests perfectly and were so generous. Thank you for a terrific swap that really made my day -- I hope you receive a delightful swap, too!
Response: I am so very happy with your happiness! I had that book in my collection and thought of it immediately when I read your profile. Thanks so much also for the heart!
Comment: Wow, Mar! I love the package you sent to me. It was filled with so much stuff it took me a good half-hour, I think, to sort through it all to make sure I saw everything! Thank you so, so much! :-)
Response: Yippee!!! So very happy that you like everything!!! Thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: Hi Mar! Just back from vacay to find your wonderful package with not one but TWO awesome tags and a very generous packet of red, white, and blue goodies! Thanks so much for re-sending, and for all the patriotic wonderfulness. <3
Response: You are most welcome!!! Thanks for the compliments and the heart!!
Comment: Wow, what an amazing assortment of blue items...so much fun stuff! I'm not sure what I loved most...maybe the square card with the quote..the blue jay...the vintage stuff...SO MUCH WONDERFUL STUFF, thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome, I'm happy that you liked what I sent! And thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow, that's not a mini-zine, it's a MAXI zine! And a very cool one at that. Thanks for all the care and attention you put into it. Love the ocean theme.
Response: LOL...I hadn't a clue what was meant by mini obviously! I received from my partner about 2/3 of the way thru yours..it's about 2"x 4"...lucky you that I decided not to scrap it and downsize...I'm happy that you like the beach theme and thanks also for the heart!!
Comment: Your creativity is amazing! Just love the tag. I also appreciate the ephemera, The letter cards truly are great and am already thinking of a journal page I can create around them. Thank you for joining this swap!
Response: It was my pleasure! I'm so happy that you like everything. Thank you for your kind words and also for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the very pretty pages. Next time it would be great if they were on slightly thicker paper (eg watercolour) or backed with card. I think you'll find the thicker papers easier to work on with paint too.
Response: Thanks so much for the constructive criticism...I do appreciate it and always want to keep learning and thanks also for the heart!
Comment: Wow! You got it So right!!! What a fabulous box of goodies, all of these are huge hits with me! When i got to the bottom and saw the little mousies with the vintage sewing stuff, I just about screamed!!! LOVE the 1950's Italian cookbook, and the hankies!!! Everything is perfect! The sewing stuff, red rickrack, buttons, trim, the English journal! Can't wait to read it, and sew something!!....you did such a nice job, i appreciate your effort! And the paper is soooo pretty!!! Happy Spring, Martha.
Response: I am so happy that you are pleased! I completely enjoyed putting together your treasure box!! Thank you for your kind words and also for the heart! Best wishes and a Happy Spring to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun playing cards. They are all unique and what a great variety. I think the Elvis one is my favorite, it makes me smile. Since I've done only a couple of other playing card swaps, these are a great addition to my small collection.â™¥
Response: So happy to hear it! And thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the cool take away menus. Like you I found this swap very interesting and I have received some great menus. I too had to send to someone in Victoria, Australia (same place where I live) but thankfully she told me it is different to what we have! Merry Christmas and I hope to see you in more swaps in 2016!
Response: I'm so happy that you like the menus I sent! Merry Christmas and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Martha, what a wonderful package. I love the material and I am already thinking of what I can make with them for the AG dolls. I opened 4 days of envelopes and couldn't believe what I was seeing. Lighthouses. I can't wait to open the rest. Thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Shirley
Response: I'm very happy that you like everything! Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: ðŸðŸ‚ðŸðŸ‚ðŸðŸ‚ðŸðŸ‚ðŸðŸ‚ðŸðŸ‚. Hello Martha! You have created my very first decorated rolo and it is beautiful and I love it! Thank you so much for the extra laces and buttons, too. You did such a great job! Thank you for the WONDERFUL bird pages! They are great!
Response: i feel so happy about how much you like everything! You are very welcome! And thanks too for the heart!
Comment: She is exquisite! I am thrilled that this one made it through...and I sure hope that whoever picked up the original "lady" rolo loves and treasures it as I do this one. You are a wonderful artist, and a very generous swap partner...thank you so much!
Response: That is so very sweet of you. I'm glad that she made it safely and that you are happy with my work! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh, lovely! Even the trim you used is masculine in a gorgeous kind of way...and so many sweet extras (I LOVE vintage book and music pages)...thank you so much for a wonderful swap envelope, Mar!
Response: I am so happy that you like your rolo card and goodies. I really enjoy making them. Thanks for the heart!
Response: Could I ask about the one rating that you gave me? .....
6-12-15 I sent a swap-bot message to jydbys on 6-5-15 asking about this rating. She did not attempt any contact with me before giving this 1 rating. I also posted a comment on her swap-bot profile page. I have not heard back from her. Going on the assumption that she gave me a 1 rating because she had not received this swap from me I went ahead and resent this swap to her. I mailed out on 6-6-2015. She is in China and I don't know what to expect for a time frame.
She got them and re-rated me!!!!! Thanks so very much jydbys!!!!
Comment: Mar....I do believe this is the longest it has ever taken for a swap to arrive...it shows the send date is May 7th and it is just now arriving..WOW!! I love it....a linen vintage treasure :) Thanks for joining the swap and hope you had a blessed Memorial Day and are looking forward to some Red, White and Blue pride for the 4th of July!!...Charlene
Response: I'm so happy it arrived! I was starting to think I would have to resend and my other patriotic cards are not as cool!
Comment: Why is it we are busier now since we retired, than when we worked full time????? I guess we are not quite as efficient with our time. There's always tomorrow.....LOL. Thank you for the quilt card.
Comment: Logging works well for 'L', thanks! :o) I've been to a paper mill in New Hampshire - horrid smell! Judging from the postmark date, I think this pc took the scenic route to me, though it's only postmarked once. At least it made it, and in one piece! ;o)
Comment: I received a Kentucky map card today that says it is for PC Spring Cleaning Swap. It is signed Martha I'm not sure if it is you--swap partner says Mar Cook (skinny52) but none of my other partners are any where near the name Martha. Love the card. I have many map cards of Kentucky but this is a new one. Thank you!
Response: This is me, sorry for the confusion...it was one of my first swaps...glad it was a new pc for you