Comment: Thank you for sending the ones you made! The envelope encountered some misfortune in the mail and clearly got soaked. I photocopied the original slams that got wrecked and they turned out well enough to send on.
Response: Whoa! Soaked? That really bums me out! Can you send me a picture? I would love to send you additional slams to make up for this.
Comment: Wow!!! This is amazing! So fun to see where they all have traveled. I will try to do my best! Thank you so much Allie. Homers sent out too. Here is my tracking number for @kittyhahabotbot's package:
9505 5066 3061 2120 6335 77
Response: Yay! Barbara! I'm so happy you got to be in this swap. I sent along a letter explaining most of the bags ahead of time but the parcel may have reached your first! If you have any questions I am here for your questions! Best sorting bags hugs, Allie ❤️
Comment: LOL NOT entirely bad. LOL In fact I know alot of swaps you could enter your art into. You might get kicked out but that wasnt my point. LOL 3????????? Cool! Bad Art? YOu want bad art? Stand back and watch the bad art fly. I have a background that should seen the inside of the landville but I thought why not keep it for in the future Allie will create a bad art swap. LOL Squeeee i cant believe i get to use it! Love the 2 kitties! And love the envelope too! Some day a anthropologist will apologize for your bathtub ring. LOL Youre the best!
Response: Bahahaha you are so fun! Some day the anthropologist will be an android and interpret our bad art as great art possibly the best art. I'm so glad uou finally get to use your worst! That's why we hang on to all these bits and bobs! Thanks for being you! ❤️
Comment: I received this book last week and throught I rated you for it. Im so sorry for my delay! Thank you for sending. I can't wait to add to it and pass it on. Thanks for the extra wash too! What a nice surprise!
Comment: Allie, WOO!! I was so excited to see I got a swap from you in the mail today!! I love everything that you did for this swap!! I love the little zine and how you used the stickers in it to explain the story and also the story with the photo from google earth!! Thank you so much for everything, I also love the little extras SO much!!! You always truly bring the biggest smile to my face and always make my day! I love everything and I am so excited for another swap with you! You are the best!! <3 Thank you so much again!! <3<3
Response: Addie! Yay! I'm pleased you received it and that you enjoyed this swap so much. 🥰 I feel fulfilled when I can bring someone happiness and wonderment with an off-the-wall swap! Thank you for your stellar participation and always giving it your all. You are a true pleasure to work with! 🛸
Comment: Hi AR, got your lovely "At the Beach" deco. Nice work on the cute cover and the anime inside-cover page. Regarding how to flatten our books (and other flat projects), I use a flower press. But your deco is quite flat, I wouldn't worry about a little bit of warp. :) P.S. Nice envelope. Update: I just saw a bookmaking tutorial where they used paper covered bricks for book flattening weights.
Response: Hello RS! Glad you liked it. I'm finding a grove in making new decos. I like to do different styles on the cover and decorated page to give the receiver momentum! Thank you for the comments and rating. ♥️
Comment: Nice booklet. I like the details--the body you drew for the Queen playing card, how you cut the king cards and the joker. and the bridge score pad paper for decorating. Thank you for including your note to tell me about the process. I'll put my thinking cap on to come up with a playing card theme for page 1. Thanks AR/DS!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. My "Dancing with the Devil" theme comes in all forms. I had ideas for addiction and gambling all using playing cards with a Joker to represent the devil. There are tons more ideas to represent the theme, but that's what I was thinking about. The story of overcoming oneself and others. Good luck! Loving Decos and getting challenging themes! Thank you for rating ♥️
Comment: I love this rooster deco. Nice work. I think mugglemom will be proud. Looks like she did some good mentoring. :) Thank you AR/DS!
Response: So glad it arrived and thank you for the kind words. It's my first "real" Deco after the catastrophe that was my first few. My artistry will not improve unless I'm prepared to take risks. Hope you get the other 2 I've sent in a timely fashion.
Comment: Allie, I can never get over how incredibly creative you are!! WOW! I seriously am always so stunned when I open a swap from you! You always put the biggest smile on my face and make me so excited about swapping! I love everything that you made for this swap SO much! With my whole entire heart! It was perfect timing because today I have been working on finishing up this swap for you:) I seriously love everything that you did. Your ideas are amazing and the way you execute them is just mind blowing! I am so excited to finish working on mine for you!! Thank you SO much for everything! I just LOVE these swaps you are doing and always look forward to them!! <3
Response: Addie! Thank you and your welcome! My goal is too wow and surprise. I want this group to be immersive and meaningful in a fun, positive, and energetic way! In my haste, I forgot to add the meal that goes in the bag! Well I'm sending it as an addendum. I'm absolutely thrilled that you liked the swap and your reactions are so sweet and positive. I feel warmth through the screen! Thank you for rating and for being so fun! 🐇🌸💗
Comment: A little piece of heaven graced my mailbox today! Thanks so much for everything you sent! You were sooo generous with the bags and all of the EXTRAS!!! Wow! I love it and am very appreciative of your thoughtfulness and generosity. I will pay it forward and also back to you as I can. MUCH THANKS and MANY HEARTS!!
Response: Yay! I'm so happy everything arrived and that you love it! 💗 Thank you for being my swap partner and for participating in all these fun swaps!
Comment: Allie OMG!! I seriously am so blown away by everything about this swap that you did! I LOVE the SCP that you chose and I just ADORE the ATC that you made! The "free live swablus" just brought the biggest smile to my face and is the greatest thing I have ever seen! I love how you created the ATC, it is just so unique and creative!! AHH I can't get over or even explain in words how much I love everything! Thank you so much for everything that you sent me in this swap, it is all just so PERFECT in every single way!! I am so grateful and appreciative of everything! I truly can't begin to thank you enough<3
Response: Awww Addie! You are so sweet and I just love your response. 🥰 I'm so happy you liked how it was presented and the specialized theme of "Free Live Swablus". Your profile inspired everything about the SCP- ATC and "extras"! Thank you for the super kind words- you made me blush and get a little teary eyed. It's too much ; you are so sweet! 🍭🌸 Hope to swap again, you're really fun! 🎈🪅🐇
Comment: Rule #3 is absolutely correct. Mitochondria? Tardigrades?! Cytokinesis?!! BANANAS?!!!
Biology is seriously freaky.
You said this was a chaser card. Did you send another that didn’t get delivered? I bet it was confiscated by the post office. Censorship! They don’t want us to know the truths of the world! 🥸
Response: The machines did not approve of the first card. Oh poppycock! The chaser card was a joke, but now it's the real thing. Hope the first timeline merges with this one! 🛸👽🤖
Comment: Thank you Allie, I received the bags today, loved going through them. I haven't forgotten about you and still have some label bags to pass on to you. I do have your happy mail ready, but it's been snowing so I haven't been able to go to the post office after work. Thank you for the sticker slams? I think it's what those were called, I filled out your unicorn theme and then I did a dessert and beach theme!
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything! I totally understand about not being able to do stuff in the snow-it's a process so take your time. The sticker slams are really fun, I'm so happy you got a kick out of them! Well thank you for rating with a heart and enjoy the bags! ♥️
Comment: Allie, thank you so much for this wonderful swap! I love everything about it. The ATC is AMAZING! I also love the background, lore and stories that you included with it. I think everything is just perfect! I loved this swap so much! Thank you so much again for everything!
Response: Addie! I had so much fun making this cryptid ATC and creating the lore behind the silly yet scary Yawny bat! Thank you for participating- there is a swap in my group #DDecoys about SCPs . If you enjoyed this swap, I think you'd like the SCP ATC! Lol thank you for rating with a heart. ❤
Comment: Thanks, Allie! Excellent quote!!
Buddha sure is thought-provoking!
Response: Buddha is thought provoking. Have you read Lao Tzu? I'm reading a mini translated book of Tao Te Ching. Really puts the consumerist culture to shame. I'm looking at the world through a new lense... where have all the bugs gone?! Well, thank you for being here. ♥️
Comment: Thank you for the card! :-) I put a light behind my cross stitch, that's helped avoid finger poking. If you try again I hope you have fun and pain free fingers!
Response: I'm crying right now. What an elegant solution for a quite disastrous and hurty problem! Thank you for the tip and for saving the tips of my fingers. I might give it a whirl again. Thank you for rating and for the heart! Here is one back. ♥️
Comment: I had a friend greet me when I got home. Stickerssssssssss! Yas! LOL Love your stickers, your pink envie with the stickered word: stickers. LOL All very lovely just like ewe! LOL I sure can go for a veggie burger right now. You sent a burger sticker. Yum-0!
Response: Friends! Yes! You have a surprise friend on the way. In my anxiety, I sent you more friends because I thought the first friend got lost. The moreier the merrier! ♥️ Thanks for rating and the heart and for hosting this fun swap!
Comment: Your postcard made me laugh out loud and brought lots of joy to my mailbox. I think this swap was so funny and fun. Would love to do it again!
Response: Do you think the machines were confused? 😉 I'm hosting another one in my group, but I might make it a monthly obligation to hook, line, and stinker some of the machines. 🥰 thank you for the rating and the ♥️!
Comment: OMG! I absolutely LOVE this postcard! Where did you get it? I’d love to get more like it. This one is going in my journal. Thank you so much. I’d love to do swap playing cards!
Response: Hi! I'm so glad- I've really enjoyed these cards too! I got the postcard from a website called (changingworld.com) I went to their sale section and bought the international bundle. It's a grab bag type deal so it's a bit of a surprise! The coffee card was the only one I received- good luck! Oh and I'll pm you about a card swap! ♥️
Comment: Thanks! I love the 'ufo' ATC you added to the bag. I love the bigfoot stickers too.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it- I put it in there for you! Always a pleasure swapping with you. Pretty soon I think and hope to have 100 pass along type things. How much is that in postage? Thanks for the rating and the heart. ❤❤❤
Comment: This was an amazing swap! The decorated envie made me smile when I pulled it from the mailbox and the nicely packaged extras are so thoughtful. But none of that can compare to the gorgeous ATC and postcard. They are really wonderful, and your work is incredible! I like the message a lot, too.
Response: Thank you for your lovely, kindhearted words and for participating in my swap with me! A peice of my heart went out with your mail and I'm so glad you saw that! Thank you for rating and for the ♥️ Be well.
Comment: I’ve had pumpkins grow in random places when the jack-o-lanterns I had carved were past their prime and put at the edge of my property. Always a fun find! Enjoy your surprise potato plants!
Response: Ooooh! Surprise pumpkins! That would be a nice surprise. My mom says that potato plants like to be left alone so the neglected compost pile was the perfect spot! Wonder if pumpkins are the same way? Fun stuff! Thank you for the rating and for the heart. ♥️
Comment: Thank you for the Peanuts card and the Modern Art postcard. I love the Peanuts Christmas cartoon. I have watched it as often as I could since it was first shown in Dec, 1965. Have a great Christmas and New Year.
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap! I love the Peanuts card and all the fun Christmas stamps you used!! Thanks so much for the postcard and bookmark - two of my favorite things!! Hope we swap again soon! Happy Thanksgiving! : )
Comment: Thanks for the awesome swap! It looks like it had a bit of an adventure getting here, and it arrived with extra wrapping from the UPS and an apology letter 😂
I think everything that was meant to be inside was still included ☺️ I love the stamps you picked to send on the outside too 😄 (thankfully, they survived the damage to the envelope) I also, really enjoy the Bioluminescent Life collection of stamps that you included 😍
However, as much as I love stamps …this card you also added, it’s like you know me 😂😂😂
“Let’s run away…I’ll bring snacks”
I absolutely LOVE it 🥰
Thank-you so much, for everything. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so glad it made it! The Charleston post office has some sort of crazy machine that eats up so many letters and postcards. Also sometimes it goes into some sort of mail-muda triangle haha 😍. Glad you liked the stamps!
Thank you for hosting such a lovely swap. You've literally filled my mailbox with things I love. Thank you for all of it! My fav is the botanical postcard and I do want to frame it for my room. Thanks once again. Have a lovely day ahead.
Comment: Wow, Allie! Your zines are fantastic! Resistance and Stamp Story! are both so gorgeous and I love the information. Stamp collecting is my newest interest, so that was a real surprise to receive. Thank you SO much for both! Thanks also for the very interesting notecard you used, and for using a special postage stamp. ❤️🦅🇺🇸📬❤️
Response: I'm very glad you liked them and welcome to stamp collecting! If you'd like some postage stamps, I can mail you some! 😍
Comment: Thank you for the super cool art pc. I LOVE the colors. Your stickers are fun too. Btw I'm so curious about your username!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜 My username was a joke from my teenage years. I used to LOVE anything glittery, sparkly, basically I was a squirrel. Dinky is from my penchant to be small and silly...also like a squirrel...
Comment: Hi Allie, wow a veggie garden sounds awesome to grow. I'm happy you found that to help. I tried growing a few herbs myself the only one that made it was the basil. its safe to say I'm not the best at gardening haha. And the PC was lovely I enjoyed reading about the monument I've never heard of it as well. Thank you :)
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜 It took me a while to grow stuff- when I get an almanac and started planting according to the schedule, I started seeing results. Oh and fertilizer! Best wishes on all your adventures!
Comment: What beautiful ATCs! How did you make the shaker parts?
Response: Hi! You're welcome! Yes, I put puffy double sided tape along the sides and put the shaker material in the center closing it up with a plastic sheet and card! I saw a tutorial on youtube a few months back and they've been my favorite ATC's to make recently! Happy days.
Comment: Thank you for the resend. Love the Thomas Hobbes postcard and sharing the places you would like to visit. Sounds like great places to visit! I hope you are doing well in Sound Carolina! Take care and thanks again! :)
Response: Yes, glad it made it this time! Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜
Comment: Thank you Allie. I totally agree with you. I also love the Frankendeck swaps. I only had one the cards that you sent me. I love every one of them and I'm anxious to insert them into my Frankendeck. Best regards, Alma
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for the super special package!!! Everything about It was so thoughtful and sweet 😊 I love the texture on the planet that you painted. It is a really lovely ATC!
Yes, that would be so cool to see that many birds in one place!
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜
Comment: Thanks for all the great cards, and so many extra! I like them all. I especially like clear cards, and the one you sent me is the first clear card I've received, so I was happy to see that one. I just bought a set of postcards that are covered bridges in Oregon, so I'll have to look to see if the one on the card you sent is one of the postcards. It's amazing to me that I've received 50 cards in swaps so far, and no duplicates! And I absolutely LOVE the stamps you used on the envelope!
Response: Oh wouldn't that be neat, to have a matching card and postcard! Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜
Comment: I appreciated, but still giggled, the note - No saliva used.
Made my OCD/germaphobe heart very happy. LOL
The monarch card is so beautiful. I love your note, and I do love the postcards & washi you picked out for me. Love all the extras & they shall be finding their way into my collage art & journals. Thank you for such a happy stuffed envelope. Happy swapping!
Response: So glad you appreciated everything! Yes, I always wonder if someone used saliva so I write a note 😊 Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜
Comment: Holy crap! These German stamps are incredible! Thank you! Cool bridge tallies, I really like the cactus stickers, and those two PC's are great, especially the skeleton ones! And I have only tried the Stash rasp pom, so I can't wait to try the straw pom! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in this giant swap!
Response: I'm glad you appreciated everything! Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜
Comment: Thank you so much, my true crime buddy! I'm so stoked to try this tea, and would love to do a private swap if you might be interested. You know the boarding pass stickers wre my favourite too! You were spot on with the stickers; thank you again. Of course, stay sexy, and don't get murdered! <3~~~~~~
Response: So glad you liked everything! Remember, don't EVER put flour on a grease fire. Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜 stay sexy and don't get murdered!
Comment: Thank you so much for the compassionate, kind note about my cat; the great cards; and the Rick & Morty stickers! I'm sorry to hear that you lost a fur friend in Emo, too. I appreciate your empathy! <3
Response: The kitties are over the rainbow bridge now. Hugs. Thank you for rating and for the heart! 💜
Comment: Thank you so much for the 2 sets of queens! That was unexpected and very appreciated! My favorite back side is New York City & my favorite front side is Martha Washington. Great cards, thank you!
Response: Yes! The presidents(and wives) set is so good!! Thank you for rating and thank you for the heart! 💜
Comment: Thank you so much Allie!! What an awesome selection of cards..all new to me!! I love the bullseye, clear one and the emoji and the NY one especially!! I find most of my cards in thrift stores..I probably have about 50 different decks,,well, partial decks, as I use them all to trade out!! LOL!!
Response: Im so glad you liked them!! I'm obsessed with collecting cards. 50 decks sounds so fun!! Thank you for rating and thank you for the heart! 💜
Comment: I love the card, it's a total assault on the eyes, in a good way. I watched the Sinner and loved it, I watched a few Peaky Blinders and need to get back into it and I haven't seen the rest but will check them out. 😀
Response: I'm pleased you received the Where's Waldo card. I love searching for the little guy! 💜 Thank you for the rating and for the heart.
Comment: Allie!!! Thank you SO much for this wonderful surprise!! I am so beyond thankful and grateful for everything that you sent me!! I just ADORE how you put everything together! You have no idea how big of a smile and light your brought to me when I opened this. I can't say thank you enough!! I just love EVERYTHING with my whole entire heart!! Thank you again!!
Response: I'm pleased you are happy! Thank you for joining my swap and for the rating and the heart! 💜 Be well.
Comment: Hello and many thanks for your lovely postcard. I greatly appreciate it. I hope you are well and may your mailbox overflow with postcards from all over. I will be sharing your postcard on my Instagram page (trishaspostcards) as well as on my Facebook Page (Trisha's Postcards). Have a fantastic day and happy swapping!
Response: Thank you for the rating and for the heart! You can tag me in your Instagram post @allie_bujos . Have a wonderful day. 💜
Comment: Thank you so much for the stunning crystal flipbook and the lovely goodies! I didn’t know a farmer’s almanac could help tell when to wash crystals!! I really loved your ATC as well. Such a great swap <3
Response: Thank you for the rating and for the heart! 💜 Farmers almanac has lots of information for good times to do stuff.
Comment: Love this so much and so cool that we have a lot in common! ❤ What a thoughtful swap and such cool stuff! The ATC is lovely and the wolf card is perfect. My oldest daughter loooves wolves and she is healing from her appendix surgery so I may have her hang this up in her room! =)
Response: Thank you for the rating and for the heart! I hope your daughter is recovering well! 💜
Comment: Hi Allie! Thank you for the lovely and unique Tiger Zodiac ATC! I love the background you created, and the tiger design is just wonderful! I also appreciate that you shared your special ATC with me -- did you take two years away from creating or just two years away from ATCs? I do hope you continue to make ATCs; I enjoy making them as well! We all need to do more things that make us happy! Take care -- Jan
Response: Hi Jan! Thank you for the rating and for the extra special heart. 💜 Two years had passed without a creative art project. I maintain a bujo, but even that wasn't "free feeling art". The ATC I sent to you was the first ATC/creative moment I had in 2 or more years. It was freeing and led me to create a rabbit zodiac ATC, a Unicorn themed ATC and a " brother" for the one I gave you! Glad you enjoy it. I really enjoyed making it. 💜
Comment: Thank you for the card! I had to look up where Jura is haha. I went to Switzerland in 2019 actually, but probably not Jura. This is my first winter in South Dakota...the worst part so far isn't the cold, it's how dry it is! All the best to you.
Response: I feel for you! My lifesaver was O'Keeffe- Working Hands lotion. I'd slather it on my hands and feet at night and put on gloves and socks. Absolute gamechanger. Thank you for rating me and thank you for the heart! Be well 💜