Comment: Hi Joan, I just hollered when I opened your card! The cat on the front is adorable and funny. It’s a beautiful card and thank you for making it for me. I love it, and the extra die cuts, and the fun washi you used on your envie💕
Response: I love this new cat stamp set and it makes me happy you did also. Thank you so much for the heart rating. Happy Valentine's day.
Comment: Joan, two wonderful happy mail envelopes from you in one week ~ how did I get so lucky! I always know I’m in for a treat when I see your name on the envelope and this time was no exception! Thank you for the beautiful Valentine card and fun extras! ♥️ See you in the swaps again soon! 😃
Response: It is always fun to swap with you. Thank you for joining in this swap and for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: What a treat to find your fun envelope in my mailbox with your beautiful Valentine’s Day card. Thank you for all of the diecuts as well. I may have to make my husband’s Valentine with the conversation hearts—they don’t have the calories of the real ones. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Response: You made my day with such a nice rating. I'm so happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Wow!!! It is my turn to love love love your handmade card! The sparkly pink just feels so warm - it washes away all sadness. I feel so privileged to be receiving a card from you for this swap not only because your work always so good, but also because my path crossed with Tami's briefly because of you. Thank you for hosting this meaningful swap!
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and the heart rating. It is a meaningful swap. You would have come to love Tami had you known her better. Please note, Jackie was the host for this swap. I mention it because she deserves the credit for being so thoughtful.
Comment: I enjoyed your vintage telephone hello card! Great job of re-using SU packaging to make a masterboard, and giving me some of it to play with. I really enjoyed your letter on the Snoopy stationery. We’re definitely up for a visit to your neck of the woods.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Masterboards are fun projects. Hopefully we can get together for a visit soon, after my spring cleaning LOL
Comment: Another opened beautifully decorated Mail art envie, but this time the PO did put it in a plastic bag. Hoping all the lovely items arrived! Thank you very much for the many many stickers, memo sheets and beautiful envelope.
Response: I'm so sorry my envelopes keep being damaged. Perhaps I'm making them too thick trying to fill to the max. I guess as much as I don't like it I should start covering mail art with tape. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the card, note and stickers. Love them all. Specially the Peanuts christmas stickers. My neck is doing much better. I will be getting it checked Thursday so I will know then how it is doing.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and good to hear you are doing better. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you for the cute Snowperson card, needles and FC with the vintage Christmas card pictures. I will figure something to make out of it before next year. I was thinking about making someHave a great 2023 cards with it as I think they would be nice.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating with a heart. Best wishes for you in 2023 also.
Comment: Hi Joan, I love your stamped winter card. Thank you❤️ The raccoons making snow angels are so cute! I also love your water coloring on this card. Very nice😊. Thank you also for the snowman notepad sheets. I’m in need of some note paper, so this came right in time.
Response: You are so sweet. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for joining it and for the heart rating. Happy swapping in 2023.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card you made! I really like it! I enjoyed reading what you wrote about O Holy Night! I like this song as well and many others! Thank you also for the die cuts and the Mail art envie! Glad you signed up!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. I've sent several to you recently and I tried to make each of them a bit different. Thank you for the heart my friend.
Comment: Love your Cat Christmas card - both outside and inside! The Christmas tags you made are so dimensional - the bricks are almost popping out of the fireplace. RSC swaps are cool. Truly enjoyed your card. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
Response: You are very welcome. I am so glad you enjoyed the swap. I wasn't sure a cat card would work for you. The fireplace die cuts and embosses at the same time. It works well with sturdy cardstock. Merry Christmas and thank you for the heart.
Comment: That cat made me chuckle! I am more of a dog person than a cat person. It's ok, we all can't be the same. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your Holidays be everything you wish for and more. Hugs, Brenda
Response: When I checked your profile I didn't see mention of a dog but kitten was listed under the letter K. Thank you for the rating with a heart. Happy New Year swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the gingerbread card. Your sequins fell off, but I can fix them. I appreciate the extras. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: I'm so sorry the sequins didn't hold. I can't remember if I used glue dots or glue. Thank you for being understanding and rating positive with a heart. Christmas happiness to you and your loved ones, too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the classic style Christmas card and the very pretty embossed reindeer die-cuts!! The tag on the card is adorable. I have also been using leftover paper from making envelopes for writing notes for partners to avoid waste - great minds think alike 😉. Merry Christmas!!
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. I love swapping with you!
Comment: Such a lovely kitty card! I do love the tag inside and it will definitely go into a junk journal of mine! No we don't have any noteable falls but Grandma Moses - the painter was from this area and did many paintings of our town!
Response: I am happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating. I did read about Grandma Moses' paintings from your town. Maybe someday Hallmark will visit and film a Christmas movie! : )
Comment: Joan...thank you for hosting a fun swap. I am enjoying all the happy mail and the only touches of Christmas in our little rental!! I was blessed to find cards at a thrift store to participate in a few swaps and the CF card exchange. We are much warmer in NC than NY but I still need warm fuzzy socks and layers of warm clothes...our rental is in the woods and keeps the house kind of damp that can seep into my old bones! I've enjoyed your notes and thanks for the awesome cardinal seals...I do get quite a few birds here at my feeders and bird bath! Christmas Blessings, Charlene
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and added cheerfulness to your home. We had snow on Sunday. Our days are hovering in the low 40s. Brrrr. Thank you for the heart rating. God bless.
Comment: Your card was beautiful! I loved the light snow flakes inside and great use of a recycled card front! I really like this way to create shakers cards- so much less to do! Thank you for joining the swap with me:)
Response: It was a fun swap. I'm glad you liked the card. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Oh so beautiful card you made. I love the colors you used. I’m glad you successfully got the stamp off the wood block and are giving it new life. I’m also glad you are enjoying the Stamparatus
P.S. Thanks for the stickers.
Response: I'm happy you like it. The Stamparatus gives me confidence to try more complicated stamping. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hello Joan! Thank you so much for the lovely goodies! I love the chickens and the beautiful sunflower stickers! 🌻 😍 I will sure use all of the awesome cut-outs! I love the colors and the neat textures! Hope that you have a wonderful holiday season! 😊
Response: You just made my day! I'm so happy you enjoyed the swap I sent to you. Happy holidays to you also.
Comment: Beautiful card Joan and I love the goodies. I get many nice things like these die cuts I never want to use. I've always been one to keep gifts and never use them because they are special to me.
Response: I know exactly what you mean about holding onto gifts. I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating. God bless.
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful handmade pumpkin card. What a surprise when I opened it to reveal the 3D fold-out - it's so cool! I have been making pop-up Christmas cards lately. Hopefully I get to send you one of those in Christmas swaps.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Now, you really have me going. I'm hoping I'm your partner for a Christmas card soon!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card and cute little memo sheets! I have had my crafting stuff packed away for over 18 months and am just now starting to unload it into our new house. Hopefully, I can dip my toes into swapping more often next year! Thanks for hosting this swap, too!!!!!!
Response: You were missed. It's great to swap with you again. I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Super cool chunk of cardboard Joan. You have a lot cooler selection than me - lol! I finally have mine picked out and hopefully will get it sent off in the next couple of days. Thanks for hosting this fun swap! ☺
Response: I've been collecting cardboard for a few years. It is fun to have some swaps to use it. Thank you for joining the fun and the heart rating.
Comment: Oh my GOSH this was such a lovely envie, I wish I could give you more hearts! I'm in love with the vintage unused postage stamps, and papers, and stamped bookmarks, AND Garfield PC, and the lace and vintage extras will absolutely get used. Thanks so much for brightening my day!
Response: And, you made my day with such a nice heart rating and comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Makes me happy.
Comment: Ohh, the stickers you decorated with are so pretty! And I honestly love this cardboard chunk ♥ I'm absolutely the same. My partner knows not to throw away boxes before I've cut postcards out of them first, haha! And, oh yes, I can't wait for all of the warm colors to go with the cool weather~
Response: It sounds like we think alike. I have a large cookie tin full of cardboard PCs. Thanks for joining the fun and the nice rating with a heart. Enjoy fall.
Comment: Thank you for this awesome swap! I liked the picture of you! Also, liked the envie with the barn, plus the enclosed notecards! You see a lot of people, especially at farm shows laying up against the cows. My daughter when she was around 3 climbed up on a cow laying chewing her curd. It was soo cute! The cow never got up and she stayed for a bit. The cows were used to the whole family interacting with them, too. We had tame cows.
Response: I'm happy the mail art envelope made it through the mail. I'm always relieved once a rating shows up because you never know if it will arrive. Yes. Contented cows are tame cows. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Hi Joan. So good to be swapping with you again!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the card you created for me for this swap ❤️💖💙💛💚 I remember that background paper really well. I never got any, but I have a friend in Nebraska that did. It is truly beautiful. So clever of you to make the card with it.
It's funny, I did an "ocean" theme too, with a recent Paper Pumpkin stamp (great minds do think alike)😉 Thank you for taking such great care in making this card ❤️💖💙💛💚🧡
Response: Thank you so much for such a great rating and the hearts! You made my day for sure. I'm happy you like the card. I love beach themes and glad you do also.
Comment: I loved your Friends Forever green paper scraps card! We chose the same color to create with. 😀 We haven’t been riding our bikes this year, but we’ve done some rock hounding, and camping. Be joyful always. 💜
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card I made. We both seem to like green and teal colors. Thank you for the heart rating. Camping sounds perfect for the nice weather we've had this summer. The campgrounds were always about 10 degrees color than Portland as I remember. Blessings.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard with its reminder of God's care for his creation including us. I constantly marvel at the beautiful variety of flowers and birds He created for us. In this time of living in such a messed up society, it is a very encouraging and comforting truth. God is in control!
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and a heart rating. Praise our creator and Lord.
Comment: Another one of your cards that I just love. I have that stamp set with the telephone but, love that you stamped a couple hello's on it. Very clever.
Thank you for the other stamped images for me to use.
Response: I'm glad you like the card and perhaps it gave you a new idea to use with your stamp set. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Very patriotic card. I would love to have my mantle decorated that way! I think kids in our school district, maybe elementary age, still repeat the pledge. At our AWANA club meetings, the kids repeat the pledge to the Christian and American flags. I will have to read the history of the pledge. Thanks for the tuck ins,especially the stamps, I just ran out!!
Response: Thank you for joining the swap. I'm glad you enjoyed your swap. And, thank you for the nice rating with a heart. You may want to stock up on postage before it increases early this month.
Comment: Fantastic as always! Love your creativity on these and I'm glad you wrote to me about the challenge of coming up with creative ideas for these. I'm there with you. Lol Have one or two more swaps to finish before heading to the post office. Thank you for the fun swap and challenging me to think outside the box. :) Hope you're staying cool!
Response: I'm happy the bumpy envelope arrived safely and you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for your nice rating with a heart. I'm glad we have cooler temps today!
Comment: Hi Joan, Thank you so much for the beautiful altered music art! That’s a fun idea to make it a postcard. The butterfly image on the music paper is simply stunning. How nice of you to include the Dutch windmill! That will be a blast to assemble. I enjoyed reading your letter. Yes, my parents blessed me with a lovely name…Holly Jonelle…I’m not a Christmas baby but I was born on a special day….Ground Hog’s Day, HA! Mom told me that dad named the first 2 kids in the family and she was going to name the third😊 thanks again!
Response: You just made my day with your cheerful rating. I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. I had fun putting it together for you. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for putting together this big package of die cuts for me. It must have been a lot of work! This is the first time I joined a scavenger hunt swap and I was surprised that hunting for stuff and deciding what to include takes way more time than making a piece of art. Thank you so much for your time and effort! I will use them to create notecards. Some of the ones you sent (e.g. telephone and typewriter) are the biggest die cuts that I have ever seen. LOL.
Response: I'm glad you can use what I sent. The telephone and other large cuts are the older large platform dies. The cut cardboard, fabric and foam. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. Happy crafting!
Comment: Hi Joan, Tinkerbell is a beautiful kitty!! Is she a ragdoll or something else? I love the pc and the note. Don't forget to hug Tinkerbell June 4th but I know you are like me and hug her everyday!! Thanks for hosting this swap thanks for a great swap Hugs Donna
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for joining the fun and for the nice rating and heart. Tinkerbell is half Siamese and half Angora, therefore, fur everywhere.
Comment: Thank you for your scooter collage postcard. It's cool! I rarely did any collage art before I joined swap-bot a month ago, so every piece of collage art helps me understand it better. Also thanks for the classic Pooh notecard. I appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: I am always excited to see mail from you. This beautiful black & white card is just another example of why I am excited to get mail from you. I love this card. It is just so pretty.
Thank you for the stamped keys & the 2 card fronts for me to use.
Response: I'm happy the swap arrived safely and you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. ❤️
Comment: WOW..... your card was so impressive. I am stunned! The combination of teal and orange looked so good and the die-cut fish was basically swimming out of the card! The fish was so detailed and intricate. I am absolutely amazed that it stayed intact all the way to my end. LOL. Did you cut the fish with a metal cutting die? Thank you for the extra detailed die cuts.
Response: Thank you for such nice comments on my card. The fish is a metal die in the Stampin Up Seascape set. I enjoy ocean themes and plan to get a lot of use out of this set. I'm happy to share. Thank you for joining the swap and the heart rating.
Comment: Joan...Joan...Joan...I luuuuuv the die cuts...all of them!!!. I shrieked when I saw the cactus!!! OMG...they are beautiful and oh so fun!!! Thanks so much. I am going to have fun using theses!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. You made my day with such a nice rating, comments and heart. Thank you.
Comment: Joan - your card is absolutely beautiful! And no, I can't say that I recognize that stamp as being one of mine! It is a lovely card and I'm so happy you got me as your partner! Thank you - Tami
Comment: The two bookmarks were so cute especially the purple and green one and the other one is white and green. Very colorful ties and the quote by Lincoln is very appropriate this time of year. My apologies for not reading you earlier my husband had back surgery and so I was playing nurse maid.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating with heart. I'm glad you like your bookmarks and I hope your husband is doing well.
Comment: Joan thank you for the adorable critter card - soooo cute! I love 🦔 hedgehogs! 😍 I love the little daffodil flower too! Your card definitely brought a smile to my face! 😁 I have found with some punches that it is easier to stamp the image after you have punched it or lining the image up from the back of the punch if you can, but I’m like you and prefer a die as well. See you in the swaps again soon! 😀
Response: I'm happy you liked the critter. Hedgehogs imagines always seem very happy. Thank you for the tips and rating with a heart. Easter blessings too.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, they arrived last week, and I misplaced them....I played detective today, in my own home trying to find a few swaps!! Thanks for the selection of die cuts. Some I have, but now I don't have to work on cutting them if I need it. I love all the different papers you used. Great to swap dies with you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the ❤️ rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope full of fun - I feel spoiled. I loved this idea of sentiments stamped as I am always looking for new ones to use for those I send to often. And I adore the Modern Lady stamp you used!! :)
Response: Hip hip hooray for Modern Ladies! I'm so glad you enjoyed this swap. Thank you for joining in the fun and for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: Joan, such a beautiful card! I love it 😄 I see why it's one of those you wanted to keep! Which, YES!, I do run across that syndrome a lot!! That's why I usually make 2 ATCs when I do them. And, sometimes the cards I make too. I do usually take pics of them too. Love the colors you used too. Thank you for taking such care in making this card, and for not keeping it! 😃❤
Response: I feel better now because you seem to love the card too. I'm happy you were my partner. Thank you for the nice rating with a ❤
Comment: A belated thank you for your lovely card of PRAISE scriptures! I’m saving both this one and the HOPE one you did, to read back through them from time to time. The floral jar stickers were a nice extra.
Response: God bless the scriptures to your heart. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Arrived today and what a great bunch of cats n dogs! Thank you, I didn't have any of these dies and have ideas for projects already. I wondered how I missed the paper extras you included. I haven't seen these from Stampin Up until now. Also I have more cats than dogs dies. Lol Perfect mix!
Response: I'm happy the cuts are new to you and the paper, too. I think that paper was from a couple of years ago. There was a stamp set to go with it. I only bought the paper though. Thank you for the rating with a heart.
Comment: Joan the dragonfly spinner card you made for me is absolutely gorgeous - I love it! 😍 I’m sorry it caused you so much stress to make, but you definitely made a masterpiece! 😀. Thanks for joining the swap and trying the spinner technique. See you in the swaps again soon!
Response: I think subsequent cards would go much easier. It is all a learning process. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks Joan for the cute heart shaped card and for all the fun extras you sent along too - definitely happy mail! ☺ I was hoping more people would participate in the shaped card because they are so fun and easy to make. You can do this with almost any die you have, but at least we had fun with it! See you in the swaps again soon! ☺
Response: Shaped cards are fun to make. Thank you for joining in and giving a nice rating with a heart.
Comment: WOW!! What a great shaker card you made, Joan! I love everything about it. Thank you very much. And thanks, too, for the pretty stickers. Great job! Now if only I could learn to make a shaker card! :-)
Response: I'm so glad it arrived in good condition. And, I'm so happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart Tami.
Comment: Joan, love the SU embossing folder background for this card. It's a perfect card for many occasions. Thank you! Thank you also for the sticker sheet. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day ❤
Response: I'm happy you like the card. It is always fun to swap with you. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I loved your swap, from the decorated envie, to the beautiful card filled with encouragement of LOVE verses! I am glad you made it Valentine's day themed! Oh can't forget the neat stickers and notecard! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. God bless!
Comment: Joan what a beautiful card! 😍 Nobody would ever know it was made from scraps! Definitely happy mail! 😀 Thanks for joining in the fun with me - it’s always fun to be partners with you! See you in the swaps again soon!
Response: I'm happy you liked the card. It was fun to make. Thank you for the heart. What do you have for us next?
Comment: Thank you for the way to cute winter wonderland envelope! I love the snowmen! Thank you also for the papers and I love the postcard! We are usually prepared for snow but we have not had any yet sadly! We’ve only had a flurry or two! I would love some ⛄️ snow! God bless you
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap. I'm surprised you are still waiting for your first winter snow. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Hi Joan, Thanks so much for the blue themed goodies💙💙💙 I love the shades you used on the card, such a pretty snowflake card btw. I’ll enjoy using the stickers and snowman notes. Very cute😊 Blue is one of my very favorite colors and it pairs well with a winter theme.
Response: I'm very pleased you enjoyed the card and goodies. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: Hey Joan…your envelope arrived practically torn open at the bottom. Only about 11/2 inches was still in tack. Having said this…not sure if anything was missing. What was inside is fantastic. I love the envelopes with the matching stationery. Where did you get those? Thanks so much and happy holiday…
Response: I'm so sorry the envelope was damaged. The Oregon stationery is from a vintage set I got at an estate sale years ago. Were the airmail envelopes there also? I'm trying to remember what all I sent. I'll PM you. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hi Joan, OMG! I loved the Things With Wings die cuts you sent me. The theme caught my attention, fun idea. Everything you sent is so pretty and I don’t have any of these. It will be great to have a ready made stash to choose from…such a nice variety and so many! Thanks very much💕💕💕
Response: You just made my day with such nice comments. Thank you for joining the swap. It makes me happy you enjoyed the swap. Do let me know if you have ideas for more themes. Thank you for the heart. Happy holidays!
Comment: I love the train card! You are so right, it is a great graphic and the texture is nice, too! Fun goodies also, thank you. I am very much enjoying your holiday scavenger hunt series. Thank you so much for adding something special to my holiday!
Response: What sweet comments. Thank you for joining my swaps and for the heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Christmas card! I love the bright colors and fun sparkle!
Mum was so excited when she opened your kitty ornament! Good timing..we never put up decorations until my birthday (sat). I left my large tree in NE when we over, and just bought a small one last week. No decorations...so yours is Purrrfect! Thank you from both of us!
Merry Christmas 🎄🎁❄🤶🎅🎄
Response: I'm glad you both enjoyed what I sent. And, happy birthday! About decorations. There are always paper chains and popcorn LOL Thank you for the nice comments and heart. Christmas blessings.
Comment: Yay! You have the honor of being my first Christmas card of the season Joan! 🎄 Thank you for the beautiful card and for being a wonderful member of our group! See you in the swaps again soon! 😁
Response: And, I just put another one in the mail for you today. I'm glad you liked this card. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy December swapping.
Comment: I received several pieces of mail today & I had to open yours first. I love what you do & this card is just an example of why. So well put together. The colors are perfect together.
Than you for the goodies for me to use.
Response: You are so sweet. I'm glad you like the card. That stamp is one of my very favorite. Thank you for the kind words and heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful assortment of stamped images - I am jealous of your collection! :) I especially love the owls. You do a great job coloring too on your little note - I am just learning this skill!
Response: How fun! Mine came today also. I'm glad you like what I sent. This was a fun swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: I would give you more than a star & a heart if I could. This is a lovely card. I have always centered the top die cut on top of the next layer. I simply love that you placed the top die cut up high on the next layer. Love it!!!
Thank you for all the extra die cuts for me to use.
Response: I am so happy you liked the card. Your comments are encouraging. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Joan - thank you so very much for the special Be Ye Thankful swap you sent! I love the card - the owl is just adorable. Thank you for your note and all the stickers you included. This was a very meaningful swap. :-)
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the card. I did wonder how the eyes would do going through the postal machine. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: Wow that was an awesome idea to create removeable pumpkins! I love that idea:) Thank you for a fall greeting. Everything is so nice- ribbons, stickers, note sheets & the hm card as well:) Love swapping with you!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed your swap. Since you liked the removable pumpkin idea maybe we can make some Christmas cards with removable ornaments? Hmm . . . sounds fun. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Wow!! What a great assortment of die cuts. I love them, and I love what you did to them! Very inspirational. Thanks for hosting such a great swap! I'm looking forward to more swaps in this group. :-) Thanks Joan.
Response: Thank you for joining the group, the swap and for the nice rating with a heart. Hugs!
Comment: Thanks for your precious note--pressed flowers! I love it! And for the goodies. I'm adding the map cards to my collection and will put the handmade envelope to good use! Thanks, too, for hosting a great swap!
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything I sent. Thank you for the top rating with a heart.
Comment: WOW!!! Joan, you were soooo creative with all the bar code creations you made for me - super cute! I haven’t done mine yet, but I’m going to have to up my game now somehow - lol! Thank you for joining my swap and playing with me! See you in the swaps again soon! 😁
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the things I made. I love creating with scraps of unusually things. I'd never thought of using a bar code so this was very fun. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: You deserve more than 1 star, that's for sure! You blessed me with so many wonderful things, it was like getting a birthday and Christmas gift all in one! Thank you for the birthday card w/forever stamps, Washi samples, stamped images, Christmas themed items, (love those coloring postcards), the great variety of stickers and postcards, faith based items, small envelopes, die-cuts, and the ABC Bingo cards and the activity book (which I can use for my learning bags I make). I love and appreciate everything, thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad the package arrived safely and you like everything and will find the contents useful. Happy Birthday! And, happy swapping!
Comment: Oh my goodness Joan - I love the window tile card you sent me! 😍 I thought it was a great idea when you told me about it, but now I’m definitely going to have to dig out my window dies and try it out! Thanks for being an inspiration to me. See you in the swaps again soon! 😁
Response: You just made my day. Your cards are so beautiful. It is a great compliment that I could do anything to be an inspiration to you. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: What a wonderful card you made using the Stampin’ Up! blending brushes. I don’t have any yet, but they are on my list! The Dollar Tree, eh? Hmmm, perhaps I’ll have to check. Thank you for all the vintage postage, and cute labels! Yes, the stamps are mini works of art. I hadn’t seen the Walt Disney ones. While I do a good job of clearing things out, I also do a good job of finding paper crafting treasures at garage and estate sales, and we have been doing those again this year and I’ve found quite a few treasures to build up my stash once again. LOL
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. I love those lick and stick stamps. They are perfect for mail art. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Enjoy your garage sailing!
Comment: Thank you for reminding me to rate this swap. I received your unique postcard st the end of june. So sorry for late rating. I really love your postcard of Oregon state. Thanks for the patience
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. I'm glad you liked the Oregon postcard. Happy swapping!
Comment: Hi Joan! Thank you for the 3d kitty note! I love it! I like to hear about anything that gives me insight into you!! I have a friend in North Powder Oregon, she has been keeping me updated on your weather too, I think your portable AC unit is genius! Tinkerbelle is a great name for a cat! What color is she? Thank you for the extras, too! They are all adorable! 🧡💚💜💙
P@- mum (Sue) sent the pc back to you ... I hope you got it 🤞🤞
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Yes. I received the PC from Sue. It was a nice surprise. Thank you for the heart rating. Tinker is mostly white, some Siamese markings and a black bushy tail.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly hello card. I love the colors you used. Yes, this is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!! Thank you for the extra butterfly card.
Response: I'm glad you liked the card and verse. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy July swapping!
Comment: Joan...thanks for the fun Tillamook Dairy PC.... love my cheeses, ice cream and all things farming/cows....looks like a wonderful area to visit with lots of things to enjoy...I know you have amazing memories of all your years and July 4th celebrations at the beach cabin at Rockaway! Have a wonderful 4th and hopefully a little cooler summer than what you have been having..my momma always said you can add layers in the winter but you can only take off so much when it is HOT!! And your verse you shared was a good reminder that eternity is a reality of the choice of HOT or perfect comfort as well.....Hugs across the miles..Charlene
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the Tillamook PC and I hope Oregon is still on your bucket list. Thank you for the thoughtful rating and heart.
Comment: I loved your stationery and your lovely letter. Hey, you are very adventurous too!! We had a generator to pump water so I never had to carry it like you!! I so appreciate that bear card Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!!
Response: You just made my day! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the thoughtful rating and heart. Enjoy life!
Comment: What a wonderful, whimsical bug card! I adore it. The sparkle adds so much..and the colors, I will have to remember the color combo! Thanks also for the envie..love it, matches perfectly! Where do you get your envies??
My mum was so surprised to hear from you! She is grinning 😁 and says thank you. She has not been one to correspond much in the past, but maybe you've helped her overcome that 😉 Her name is Susan (Sue). Can you believe she will be 90 in August!!
Thank you for the cute ladybug stickers, too...I almost did a ladybug card...but changed for the more loveable (?) Bee-Bear 🙂
Wish I could give EXTRA 💙s.. 💜💚🧡❤💛💖
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. The colored envelopes are from Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/50-A2-Envelopes-4-3-8-X-5-3-4-Assorted-Multi-Colors/751075123 Thank you for the nice rating and heart. My sister will be 90 in September.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and stickers! I have done that masking tape technique before. It's a nice look. I'm not good with plants, so I don't have a garden. I wish I were, though, because I'd love fresh cucumbers and tomatoes all summer!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the scripture card and the e-mail about the thoughts behind God's provision of salvation. I also liked the cuttings from security envelopes - very nice and will be fun to use. Many blessings!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the things I sent. Thank you for the rating with a heart. God bless.
Comment: What a fabulous swap, Joan. I love that yellow envelope, and your letter hit all the right notes. Thanks also for the stamps and the beautiful HM postcard. (Now I know what a master board is.) 🌷 🌷 🌷
Response: Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. I'm so happy you liked the swap. I enjoyed putting it together for you. There are different kinds of masterboards. I enjoy stamping on lightweight cardboard also, especially those 12x12 stiff, white sheets on the back of the pads. I enjoy the aspect of not planning ahead and the artistic surprises when I cut it up.
Comment: I am soooo glad I joined this swap & that you were my partner. This card with the monkey blowing bubbles is simply adorable. I know a Grandson who is going to love this card. Thank you very much.
Response: I'm so glad you like the card. Thank you for joining in the fun!
Comment: Guess what? The first swap arrived today!!! I’m so speechless. I love JFK & Jackie Kennedy. Those PCs are priceless!!!! TYSVM!!!!!!! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart.
Response: I am so glad the swap showed up and you liked it. I had forgotten what I sent but now I'm really, really glad it wasn't lost since you like the PCs so much. The resend is all different. I hope it makes it also. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: I love the new coffee stamps and how you showcased them in your mail art and on the items you made me. Love the colorful coffee cup paper too!! I was enjoying all of it as I sat with my afternoon cup of coffee. Thank you for choosing the coffee theme!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: Joan...love this PC...You were very creative with this swap and made it super unique!! Thanks for the reminder with scripture that we may not understand His purposes but we can TRUST His promises! Happy Spring friend....
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Joan...love all the fun items and amazing variety that you sent...thanks for a great swap and your generosity in sending so many of my profile favorites. ..The enclosed Oregon sunshine was extra special...my lawn was covered with snow this morning!! Blessings. ...
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I can't believe you recently had snow. We will have lots of sunshine over the next few days. I'll send some your way. Hugs.
Comment: Thank you for the fun birthday card! I liked how you decorate the envie and the card! Thank you for the fun post cards and the notecard is really nice too! Last weekend, we came across a PA covered bridge. We took some nice pictures!
Response: I'm so glad you liked your swap. Thank you for keeping the group active. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: I LOVE your birthday story Joan! What a sweet friend to bake you a cake!! Your envelope with the colorful patterned balloons is so cheery too! Also, thank you for the poppies.. I have just the stamp set to use with these!
Response: I'm glad it arrived quickly and you liked everything. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: I enjoyed hearing about the things you shared! That neighbor swap sounds fun! It always makes us feel good, when others like what we have to offer. I enjoy these swaps and hope you continue these! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating. Happy spring around the corner.
Comment: I LOVE 💗 your handmade Valentine! So nicely done and beautiful! Thank you for the written note too. The small Valentine is really sweet. Decorated envelopes and your area postcards made it a special swap!!
Response: I'm very happy you enjoyed your swap. Making Valentine cards has been a favorite with me since childhood. Thank you for the nice rating and 💗.
Comment: Joan. ..love your Jesus calling valentine card and especially the nice note catching up with how you are doing during these crazy days...I too am so thankful for my connections through our CF group. ..we have prayed and loved on each other through many life challenges...Thank you for all your prayers/encouragement for my family....have a blessed Valentines Day filled with our Lord's love that endures forever...thanks for the fun tuck-ins for my grands...you are so thoughtful and generous! Hugs...
Response: I'm glad it all arrived in good condition. Enjoy crafting with those grandchildren. Thank you for the nice rating with a 💗
Comment: Hi Joan, Thanks for joining this swap. I hope you are well. We are staying in also and only go into our daughters house every 2 weeks or so. My days are much like yours, highlights being swaps and mail and art and prayers. A childhood friend hurt his upper thigh very bad and has to have surgery next Wed. So we made homemade lasagna and took him several pieces and breadsticks today. He really appreciated it and it made us feel good to help someone out. Loved the Valentine card, cat postcard and the white kitty card and reading about your days. Thanks so much for a great swap. Have a great weekend . We are going to have very chilly weather the next week. So we will stay in hopefully and stay warm!! Take care
Response: You are very welcome. It surprised me I actually enjoyed writing a little each day. It was a fun swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Your kindness to your friend reminded me of the scripture, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.Matt. 25:38-40. God bless the gift and giver.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful "faux" crackle tags. I also have stamps that imitate the crackle technique, but I have seen one this delicate before. If you haven't tried the original crackle technique with Elmer's glue or the crackle medium, you really need to try. Happy crafting!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart. I'll look for a video using glue.
Comment: I really like the Valentine card, I can see the resmblence between the girl in the window and the classic Campbell's soup kids. Is that Ronald Reagan's face superimposed onto that post card? That's funny.
Response: I'm glad you liked the Valentine. Yes.I read your profile about a political collage you were working on so sent the Ronald Reagan one. I doubt you will ever see another one. You may be too young to remember the Uncle Sam posters. Thank you for the rating with a heart.
Comment: Wow Joan, Wish we could give more than one heart! What a nice surprise to get such a pretty & cute little Valentine card, 2 PC's of kangaroo & bird, and the little envelope of wonderful vintage stamps! At first, I didn't know what the little envelope was for, until I opened it & to my surprise Vintage stamps! Thank you ever so much! But your card would have been enough. I would have rated you solely on the card with a heart anyway. As it's so darn cute & pretty! Thank you again!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I have a huge stash so I try to read every profile and pass along things I think will put a smile on faces.
Comment: Hi Joan. Thanks for the great winter mail art. I also love the enclosures. The foil embossed beautifully! Special thanks for the Eiffel Tower note card and your lovely note as well. Cheers to 2021!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Snoopy card and extras. I remember Ziggy! Cathy too ( had to get to middle school though to understand some of her jokes however). So many cute characters from the 70s and 80s. I hope your Christmas, and the New Year are filled with warmth, comfort and good cheer! PS: My mom was touched too and says thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you and your mom enjoyed the swap. I enjoy making people happy! Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi Joan, Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas card and the three surprises! I love the Mrs. Grossman Stickers! That was so nice of you to read my profile and cater to my wants. Have a very merry Christmas!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed your swap. Thank you for the rating with a heart. Merry swapping!
Comment: What a cute Cheery Holiday card. How did you know I needed to go to the post office for 4 more Christmas stamps. Talk about perfect timing. Thank you so much for the stamps & labels. I wish you the very best in 2021.
Comment: Hi Joan! I love the Christmas card with the animals and the pcs are wonderful as well! Ziggy is a favorite and I have never seen a pc of him - awesome!! Thanks so much for the amazing Happy Mail! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You made my day! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the rating and heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for all you sent. I enjoyed reading your note. And I love the Elephant. My favorite one at our zoo is also an Asian elephant named Cora. I love watching her and Tembo (African elephant) when they are outside in their yard.
Response: I'm glad the swap arrived. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Merry Christmas.
Comment: oh my word! thank you so much for the alice in wonderland extras!!! and the lovely pc - my daughter is headed to college in 2021, she really wants to go to University of New Hampshire, but she's also applying to Roger Williams and University of Maine :)
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for the rating with a heart. And, best wishes for your daughter's university years.
Comment: Your envelope made me smile!!! :) I like the colors and the hat and the smile :) Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies....I love the camper die cuts and I am tickled that you rtead my profile ♥♥♥ Thanks for the nice letter/note you included! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the swap. It was very fun. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy camping in 2021.
Comment: What a beautiful leaf card you made/sent. I agree with you about “all circumstances” being the hard part. Also, Romans 8:28 is a good one to remember as well. Happy rest of November, and Happy Thanksgiving to you too. P.S. Thanks for the nice tuck-ins too!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card and swap. Have a nice Thanksgiving week.
Comment: Joan ~ I love the green card you made for me, and I absolutely adore the stocking stickers! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful swap. It was a lot of fun, and I'm so glad you had my for your partner! Tami
Response: Thank you Tami for the nice rating and heart. The stocking stickers are from Hobby Lobby online.
Comment: Received your swap today. Yes God's creatures are a sweet treat to watch. At this time it's like He has provided us with our own at home safe entertainment! Thank you for the scripture and the extras too! Happy Fall:)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating with heart.
Comment: Sweet card! Yes, always good to try a new card design. Unfortunately, they want us back in the office on Monday. We’re hoping they push it out until the smoke clears!
P.S. Thanks for the fall themed punched shapes and die cuts! 🍁
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart rating. I'm sorry they are calling you into the office. The air is suppose to improve, but perhaps if it doesn't they will change their expectations.
Comment: Oo thank you for the lovely postcards! I love them all! UN Building, Eiffel Tower and the lovely vintage train cards too! This is such a special swap! I love the handmade card too- so delicate and pretty!!
Response: I'm so glad they arrived and you are enjoying them. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. Take care.
Comment: Joan - what a LOVELY card! I have been obsessed with olive/lime green for Christmas lately and love the trees! Thanks, too, for the exquisite cardstock extras and die cuts. Will probably use them on gift tags! Thanks again for a special swap - breathe safely up in Oregon with all those fires. Take care!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the cards and have a use for the die cuts. I'm in a safe area so far and the smoke isn't as bad as it was. Thank you for the top rating with a heart. Take care.
Comment: Yeah! Your re-send came today! Beautiful card as always. I love all the fixings to make one myself as well:) Thank you so much and sorry it was held up in the mail system.I will let you know if the first one ever makes it thru to me.
Response: I'm happy the resend made it to you. And, I do hope the first one will eventually show up. Thank you for being so kind about this and thank you for the nice rating.
Comment: Wow, Joan! What a beautiful lighthouse note card! I will enjoy this by displaying it! The beautiful blue sky, my favorite. I enjoyed Your devotional! I laughed about the material things, such as craft supplies. I love sending too! This is a great reminder, right now to humble ourselves. Thank you for the great swap, stamps, and the coloring card as well!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your swap. Thank you for the great rating with a heart. Your comments cheer me up. : )
Comment: yeah it came in todays mail:) I love the card it is adorable! You always take alot of time in your swaps - I love getting you as a partner:) as for jpg/gif finds I just type in my theme and then gif with 300 x 300. I usually find alot to click on but not all will be the size I want - I still have to test them out many times. But I have enjoyed learning to do that:)
Response: I am so glad it came! And, happy you like it. Thank you for the tip on finding gif images and thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you for the homemade slimline card and the tucked in items. I have never made a slimline card. Last year a friend gave me a copy of Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotional. It’s very insightful and encouraging to read.
Response: The slimline cards have given me new interest in card making. Another similar daily reading I like is The Poor Man's M&E Portions by Hawker. I alternate these two each year. Thank you for the rating with heart. God bless your Bible studies.
Comment: I loved your Mail Art envie! It was neat! I also loved reading your note, and the fun awesome extras! All those ice cream die cuts! Fun! I am glad you are safe in your city. Also, sad to read about the Senior Center. It is good you can get outside and enjoy God's Beauty! Thank you for joining and I am glad to receive lovely things from you!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. It was a fun one. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. God bless.
Comment: Joan...it was wonderful to hear from you on the beautiful vintage linen PC of the beach...it is amazing how they were dressed...it made me hot to see the fancy dresses, hats and ling trousers on the men. So glad styles include shorts now!! But some today definitely need to put more on at the beach...lol Enjoyed reading your history of Victor buying RCA....and yes I noticed all your cute dragonflies that brought a smile to me across the miles! Hope you are staying healthy. ..Charlene
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the special card I chose and decorated for you. Thank you for the nice comments and the heart. Happy summer!
Comment: Thanks Joan for sharing your favorite hymns (“Were You There When They Crucified My Lord" and “Up from the grave He arose”). You are right, we do not need to practice social distancing from Christ our Lord! Happy Easter. 💕
Comment: Happy 9th Birthday~ What a sweet card to send to me and I have saved it to recycle it again. I can't believe it has been 9 years My how time flies when you are having fun~ Thanks for starting this group and for being such a nice friend.
Response: Thank you Glenna for the nice rating and heart. May God give us many more years in the CF group. Hugs.
Comment: Thanks so much for your nice presentation. I'm halfway thru the book and I will finish quickly once I can devote time to read. I love the size of the cat die cuts you sent! Thanks for your viewpoint and kitty cats! = )
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Let me know if you would like more cats. They punched with the Stampin Up cat punch and easy to make more.
Comment: Thanks for all the fun love and HEART items..you always come up with creative ideas like Eiffel tower for E! Love the rooster recipe cards and did you make that adorable tiny hand made envelope? ? I enjoyed this scavenger swap! Can you believe the first month of 2020 has flown by already? Praying you are staying healthy. ..blessings, Charlene
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your swap. I don't remember the envelope but I haven't made any recently, so think I may have received it in a swap. I need to start taking pictures of my swaps. Memory not as good as I'd like. Thank you for the wonderful rating and heart. God bless.
Comment: Joan, thanks so much for the sweet Kitty Valentine.... I love it!! Thanks, also, for the valentine/red washi tape samples and for the die cuts. I'm in the middle of working on a few valentine cards and will put it all to good use!!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived in time for you to use the goodies right away. Thank you for rating so quickly and the heart. Happy swapping! Hugs.
Comment: Wow! What fun happy mail I got today! Thank you for all the fun and creative calendar papercrafts! Your package was just what I needed to make me smile after being sick all weekend! 😃 Thank you, thank you!!!
Response: I'm so happy it cheered you up. Hope you are all well now and thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Beautiful redone card! It looks like it originally came that way. Also loved the idea of the circles mounted to solid circles! So much you can do with that idea - tags, card embellishments etc. Great reuse of Christmas cards. I enjoyed this swap - thanks for hosting it :) Happy New Year
Response: I am happy you liked your swap. I have a hard time throwing any cards, paper away, so it is fun to recycle. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy 2000!
Comment: I love the recycled envelope! How clever and Great idea! Excited to open since I could see Betty Boop peeking through the window! I use security envelopes in junk journals but now I will be using for mailings! Thank you! God bless and Merry Christmas 🎄
Response: Those window envelopes are so much fun! And, they are easy to open and turn inside out too. Thank you for the super nice rating, with heart.
Comment: Great assortment of items! I just love your notary seal on the translucent paper! Lots of things I can use in journals and art! really fun vintage Christmas tags. Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed what I sent. After reading your profile I was sorry it was a blind swap. I have a lot in my stash you would love. Maybe, next time we meet. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Your cards are always stunning, but I think this is my favorite so far. My brother in law was a postmaster until retirement last year, I know he will love getting this in the mail. Thank you for a fabulous swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. This was a fun swap. How fun to send it to a retired postmaster! Thank you for the nice rating with heart. It might be fun to do another theme? Valentine/love or ???
Comment: Joan - what a beautiful card you made!! I especially love the ribbon and that stamp. And the dry embossing is very festive, too. Thanks for a fun swap! Emma and Charlotte will thank you, too, when I make them cards with the HM stampings. :-) Love the reindeer die cuts, too. Soooo pretty!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card. The wide ribbon really dresses it up. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Hugs!
Comment: I love your super cute snowman card! Snowmen are my favorite! I love the snow fall embossing too. I have a snowfall embossing folder but forget to use it! Thanks for New Year sticker and the Snowman comic too!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. I love using that snow fall embossing folder. It looks very pretty on med to dark blue with a little sanding, too. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the card with the cats and the cat tuck in items. I enjoyed hearing about your cat. There’s a pumpkin patch close to me. They hold a Harvest Festival on weekends for families. Churches have Halloween Alternative Festivals.
Response: I'm glad you liked the swap. Thank you for the top rating with heart.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and ribbon! Your note was lovely thank you! At the end you said “tell him every day you appreciate him”. I like that and it’s something we both say to one another! It’s always nice to know you’re appreciated! I appreciate your kind words also! God bless you
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the top rating and heart. God bless!
Comment: Your envelopes are super cute!! And those patterned papers you included I LOVE!! I love that you included a wee bit of writing from your note!! Yes, do try the rubbings, especially on the grave markers that are harder to read, I find some really old ones this way! Have an amazing day!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Hope to swap again soon!
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card, thank you for my goodies too. I have never tried to do a card with a napkin. Great..
Response: I'm glad you liked the card. I used YES glue on the card stock and then smoothed the top layer of the napkin over it. But, a glue stick works too. Fun technique. Thank you for the rating with heart.
Comment: I the owl card. Thank you for the leaves. They really came out nice. Thank you for explaining what & how you did this technique. I have done this inking the folder before but never with leaves. I will now.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy October!
Comment: WOW nice happy mail Joan Thanks so much for everything! Especially the stamps! Love the fancy stationery, flower stickers and postcards. The old PC from Portland is sweet! Cute owls on the envie too!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap, Glenna. Always fun to send to you. Thank you for the nice rating and heart, too.
Comment: Joan...how wonderful to have friend visit via my mailbox! The handmade note card you sent is amazing! I never did catch on to the paper crafting so many do so well so I can really appreciate others great work! I confess I was excited to get what I thought was going to be several pages of a note from you and had to chuckle at myself when I sat down to enjoy it .... It turned out to be only the top sheet of memo pad and the other sheets were blank for my use...lol so i used them right away to write to my partner for this swap!! Thanks for a great swap and all your thoughts and prayers over the years..... it was good to join a few summer swaps! I had missed "happy mail"! Blessings, Charlene
Response: I'm sorry I disappointed you with the shorter note. I'm just not into pen pal type writing. So, I'm glad you enjoyed the card I made and thank you for the nice rating and heart. It was great to see you swapping again!
Comment: Thank you so very much! You are the FIRST to ever send me Egyptian PCs! And those bottles and labels!!! I am absolutely blown away with this swap. A million hearts to you! I have a Big Shot and love it but dreaming about an electric one Lol. Would love to do a swap for diecuts but not sure I have anything you might be interested in.
Response: You really made my evening! I was happy to find a home for those Egyptian cards. I love making die cuts. I'll PM you. Thanks for the nice rating and million hearts : )
Comment: Hi Joan!! Thank you so much for a sweet sweet envelope of fun! I love the verses you included! So SO timely for my life right now. And the little hedgehogs are so cute! They have a special meaning in my life, so that was super awesome! I love the blue stationary and the post cards are so cute!! Thank you so much!! Such a happy swap! :)
Response: Welcome home! And, thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'm glad you enjoyed your swap.
Comment: Thank you for the neat notecard, extras, and loved hearing all about your weekend! It will be exciting to host things! I love being all organized but it takes work to stay that way with a family!
Comment: Thank you for the card! Definitely a fun swap! How did your 4th of July party go? I also have a large room but it’s all crafting and I’m always trying to make it more manageable! Lol have a blessed week!
Response: Thank you for the top rating! The party was wonderful. I'm ready for another. Happy summer!
Comment: Thanks for the great washi tapes you chose for me. This size is great to have for quick decor on envies and such. Plus, they'd be great to travel with to decorate postcards, perhaps. :). I'm glad you have friends helping you keep on track with your big organization project!
Response: I'm glad you like the tapes. I can picture you on the MAX peeling them off. : ) Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and matching envelope, I can tell you had fun making it. The seeds are great especially your Marigold seeds. The ones I planted in early spring, never came up. The red, white and blue stamps will come in handy soon. The sweet surprises were so creatively presented and I really appreciate the smile they gave. Thank you for the encouragement and joy.
Response: I hope the marigold seeds produce for you. Mine are not coming up. I don't know if I'm watering too much or to little. I did enjoy making this swap for you. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: You're envelope was fun to receive, loved the puzzle letter :) Thanks for looking at my profile and sending things I would like. I actually have been to Pike's Place Market in Seattle, it was very interesting. The Mt St Helens card is definitely being put into my book of keepers. Thank you so much, I really did love everything!
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed the swap. And, it was fun putting it together. Thank you for the nice comments, rating and heart.
Comment: I am still smiling about the birds with long legs card you made :) I love the PC you made for me to use too! The postage is very much appreciated as well. Thanks for a really fun bird swap Joan.
Comment: So sorry for the late rating - - I LOVE your pretty flowery mail art. This is going in my CF remembrance booklet. :). I enjoyed your note, the flower stickers, and the pretty pink floral envelope for me to use. The design/construction of the mini envelope was cool with the combined pink/purple paper. Thanks for a bright, happy mail box!! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. What a nice idea to keep a booklet with CF favorites. I may have to copy that idea. Sounds more organized than a shoe box : ) Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: I enjoyed what you sent me for this swap! A neat envie you sent everything in! I liked the stamp Lighhouse with the note written inside. I liked the travel paper and ocean themed things. You shouldn't have sweat this, because I love it! Thank you! It would have cheered Charlie, Yes!
Response: I'm so glad Charlie is happy! I did like what I finally came up with and glad you did too. This was a unique idea and fun. Thank you for the nice rating with a lovely heart.
Comment: Joan, your Easter card, which is beautiful, is postmarked April 16th and it just got here today!! I love how you did the envelope to match the card. Very, very pretty. Thank you very much.
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and rating. I'm sorry it took so long to get to you and missed Easter day. That is awful to take a week and 2 days between OR and CA. But, I'm glad you liked it.
Comment: Hi Joan, What a lovely swap I received from you!! Thanks so much!! :) You did an awesome job on the envelope, I love it!! I had seen that stamp before When I see the miracle of a shell... and I love it, thanks so much for the card!! Thanks for everything including the die cuts. I belong to the ATC jams group and will use the die cuts for my jam ATC's!! Thanks for joining this swap also. Have a lovely Easter!! Jesus Is Risen!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed what I sent. It was fun to use my beach things early in spring. Now, I have them out for summer fun, too. Thank you for the top rating, comments and heart. Have a blessed Easter as we celebrate a risen savior.
Comment: Great things: A for airmail items I love, P always love my postcards and R great Red Roaster items! I love these swaps! I can't wait till the next one in May! Thank you for a great envie of fun! It was fun to have happy mail when I got home!
Response: Welcome home! Glad you liked the results of my hunt. : ) Thank you for the nice rating with a red heart.
Comment: HI Joan! What a fabulous card! I love the sayings you chose too. The Ladybug one is so cute! She does look Dylusion-ish! Thank you also for the two inserts for the card. Very cute!!
Thank you, thank you!
Response: Thank you for the top rating. I like that coffee cup paper and hope I can find some more. I'm glad you liked it. Hope to swap again, soon.
Comment: Joan what a cute kitty card! It looks just like my Ruby~ I love how you decorated the envie so pretty for Easter too! The Easter basket ATC is very nice~ I can always use postage! Thank you so much for everything! Happy Easter my friend~
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and rating with a heart. Maybe, the card has Ruby's sister on it.
Comment: Joan! What a fabulous, lovely, surprise package! I adore the card you created with the Dylusions bird set... Yes, I do have that set, and I am getting ready to use it for an ATC club I belong to here in town. Maxine... haven't seen her for a long time, my mum will love them _ thank you!! And the red hats die cuts, those are so awesome! WIsh I had that die! I love the Paris notecard. I would love to go back... I went many, many years ago.. even the PC you wrote on is adorable.. love that little otter!! THANK YOU SO MUCH... here are the extra, extra hearts you deserve so much -
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Response: Awww You made my day. I love making people happy. It was fun to make that card and just let me know if you ever need more hat ladies and what colors work best for you. Thank you for the super nice rating, with all the extra hearts!
Comment: Cute Atc-I thought this cat was a sweetie to work with too! Cute on Bingo Card And of course love glittery things. The extras were wonderful-the little Alice in Wonderland starter kit. My cute kitty Lenore look alike in a boot and really appreciate the Poe stamps. Thanks for sharing all the greatness!
Response: I'm so happy it all arrived safely and brought you joy. Thank you for taking time for such a nice rating and thanks for the heart too. You made my day!
Comment: I LOVED your letter, thank you so much for that! The envelopes are beautiful, my favorite is the red one...good luck with the home schooling. Enjoy looking at literature with fresh eyes keen on nature. My best to you! Thanks again!
Response: I'm glad you liked the swap. Thank you for the nice rating, comments and heart.
Comment: I'm loving all the cards I'm getting from you these days. This one was pretty with the purple irises & bees. ;) I like the vertical, open from the bottom card. I never do those, but should try some. I have that lace border punch. It really gave a nice touch to your design. Thanks for the string postage and stickers!! :)
Response: I'm glad you are patient with my bee fetish this spring : ) Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Oh my goodness Joan your die cut are beautiful, I hope you like the ones I sent as well. I too have tons more and love to use them for goodies for my swap partners.. Do you have any dress dies?? Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. Yes. I did like yours and already rated with note. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'll answer your question in a PM.
Comment: Thanks for your sweet note and all the thoughtful little gifts you sent me. Postage stamps, jokers, and kitties: love it all! And your envelope was delightful, definitely lots of smiles. Thanks again! ♥
Response: I'm glad the swap made you smile. Thank you for the nice rating and I'm smiling while looking at another heart. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail. I liked everything you sent me! Sorry to say I don't get up Portland way hardly ever. I know you will enjoy swapping on this site. There are tons of fun swaps and nice swappers.
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Let me know if you should be coming this way sometime. I love company!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I like that shade of blue. My kittens are the cutest things! And so wild! I got them at the end of October, and the vet estimated their age at 8 weeks. They are really growing. I'm a high school English teacher. My students are in 11th and 12th grade. They can be a handful sometimes, but I don't know that I could handle the younger ones!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I bet those kittens are so much fun. A nice break from 11th & 12th grade students ; )
Comment: Sorry for being so late on rating you. I do not know why I got behind. I loved the 2 ATCs you made, they will fit into my collection nicely. It was also nice getting a little letter with the swap. I rarely get letters and I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the happy envelope, I think I'll cut it up and use it with other things. It Was awesome.......=)
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap and especially glad it was not lost in the mail. We had that winter wonderland snow last night. It is almost all gone now. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Hugs.
Comment: The card finally arrived today It must have been floating around somewhere LOL Thanks so much for the beautiful hot air balloon card that you made and also thanks so much for the cute kitty bookmark and postage stamps. Happy Valentine's Day Joan!!!!!
Response: I'm so glad it wasn't lost in the mail. I wanted you to have those stamps earlier for your mailing, but they are pretty anytime of year. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Joan So very creative with the envelope Thanks for the lovely note and the things you included. It is wonderful that He is keeping each of us on each other's minds! I just put a swap in the mail to you today. Seems to me I have sent some more mail to you lately. Yes my vacation is Feb 2-8
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the Valentine mail art swap. I think I sent it after the DIY card swap hosted by Beth. I hope you got that one too. Thank you for the nice comments, rating and heart on this swap.
Comment: Thank you for the neat Mail Art envie! I liked how you did it! I also love the extras you sent to me as well! I love postcards of all kinds. Thank you! It is a delight to get mail from you! I enjoy doing these Mail Art swaps! I like to see what others do!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it Jo. These are fun swaps to send and receive.
Comment: Joan, I was delighted to receive your JAN items this morning! You are so CLEVER!! The AF Academy stamps are extra special as my son who lives in your neck of the woods, is a 2008 AF Academy grad!! Those will go into his scrapbook! Thank you!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you received this and enjoyed everything. How fun the AF Academy stamps have special meaning for you. Thank you for the the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you for the adorable kitty Christmas card. The little note card you sent was just as adorable. I think I will probably hoard it & neer to send it to anyone - LOL!! Grayson cracked up at the Kliban cat calendar page joke. Thanks again for the great swap. I hope you have a happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cardinals card (and extra goodies too)! What a sweet pair! I am always happy when I see them at the bird feeder as they are truly a favorite. Cardinals are also a sign that a departed loved one is near!
Comment: Season's Greetings Joan! Thank you for the awesomely cute Cat Christmas card. OMG, I love it, so funny! And. yes, I sure do understand the cat card, lol ! My cat Bella is 6 yrs. old and just full of it! She's one of those cats, she doesn't care what she plays with. So, A lot of time she is full of Mischief, Ha! Thank you too, for the snowman memo pad & handmade gift tag. Love them!
Comment: Stocking package arrived today. .Will wait till Christmas to open.. Can't wait...Hugs and Thank you..12/25/2018 WOW What a Stuffed Stocking: Love the Apron and Potholders,Fabric,Doily, and Bag of goodies inside the Stocking, Heartfelt Thanks for your Generous Package for the Swap. Love/hugs...Will make time to Read the Book you sent soon...
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the nice rating. I hope you enjoy each gift. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Joan...I always love the scavenger hunt swaps...thank you for hosting! Thank you for my fun items for NOV....fun and useful items! I'm falling behind on what is going on in my family too...LOL Grands are still near..I'm still putting them on and getting them off the bus daily....keeps me tied to home. I'm taking them on a road trip to VA the first week of Jan while they are on winter break ...my oldest daughter moved there in Nov. and the grands have not seen her home. We will have a late Christmas celebration that week while we are there :) Being a military family always made us flexible so we figure out how to make it work the best we can....blessings, Charlene
Response: Thank you for joining and the nice rating. I'm happy the grands are still close by..
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card! I love the stamping you did! Thank you as well for the die cuts! They will make a lovely card!!!
I've had my Christmas supplies out for a while. I love making Christmas cards!
Response: So glad you like the card. That is a fun and versatile design. The one I received is completely different and beautiful. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the handmade envelope and the gifts. Whew, you saved my butt. I didnt have a fall card for a swap and thanks to you now I do! The vintage stamps are just beautiful! Love them! I so treasure them. You suggested in your note that we "swap postcards" Im mailing you one tomorrow.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the swap and found everything useful. I have a lot of vintage. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. You made my day! I'll send you some postcards soon.
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice letter and very cute card! I loved reading about what you’re grateful for. God always provides! Thanks also for the card to use to write someone else. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Have a blessed time around the family table.
Comment: Your card is beautiful!!! I love the red, light blue, and silver color combo. And it's never too early for a Chrisgmas card!!! Thank you for a wonderful swap with a lot of extras as well!
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and heart. I'm glad it isn't too early for Christmas cards to use later because I got you for a partner again and had already made a Christmas one. It went out today.
Comment: What a fabulous fall envie, card & goodies! The drapery leaf die cuts are cool - I definitely need to experiment with other mediums besides paper in my BigShot! I really enjoy the fall colors too. :)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. After I wrote that note saying drapery die cuts, I remembered the samples are actually textured wallpaper -- cool stuff I found at a yard sale.
Comment: It's all so festive! Thank you for joining me in this swap. I hope you'll have fun in December. Every day is a day to be thankful! :) (edit: thank you so much for putting so much thought into this swap... I enjoyed everything!!!! you made every day special. I opened the little owl last, so cute!!! :)
Comment: I love it ALL! Thank you thank you thank you. I love animals but right now my life is practically run by two cats... one has medical stuff the other is anxious. But they’re my buddies! I love the postcard, notecard, stickers, all of the cat things:) My big orange cat is very mellow 🧡. Your note is beautiful. Thanks for being a part of the swap! Furry hugs...
Response: Thank you for rating so quickly. This was a fun swap.
Comment: WoW! This is a beautiful card, Joan. I love all the papers, colors, and the embossing folder works great. I really need to have that embossing folder...who makes it? It is a wonderful card! Thanks, too, for the extras. I can always use more clear envies!
Response: I am not sure if I used the TH Sizzix or the Darice folder. The leaves are smallest on the TH. Either would work. Thank you for the nice rating.
Comment: Joan...I'm not "fur-getting" to rate you :) What a fun swap and yes it was fun going through my fall goodies for this swap too. Unfortunately although I LOVE fall colors the reality of the too soon winter that follows does bring some sadness to the season! I really LOVE the envelope you made for this orange swap and what a great variety of crafting items...the rust colored lace is ah maze ing!!! THANK YOU for a great swap!! Where did summer go and now "back to school"!!!? Blessings, Charlene
Response: I so glad you liked the swap. I know what you mean about fall ushering in winter, but I still love fall. Let's have a nice one! Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: I love what you sent me M-T-W, Joan, especially the wonderful picture of you with your new car in 1963♥ I have not yet received Thurs and Fri, but we are leaving tomorrow morning for the coast and I don't want to make you wait five days for your rating. I'll come back here and finish the rating when we return. Thank you so much for all the days of fun mail! 8/27 I've returned to find two more fun envelopes from you, my friend! I love the pretty vintage dresser scarf (purple pansies, of course!) the washi tape, bookmark, and beautifully made notecards. Thank you again for making my week so special♥
Response: Welcome home to a little rain! I'm happy everything arrived in good condition and that you enjoyed the week of 5 days snail mail. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Hugs!
Comment: What a sweet swap you sent me my friend. Thanks so much for the cute ATCs yes I agree they are very cute the postage oh my so very much needed and for the die cut leftover traceables. I love all of it even the card is very sweet. Thanks so much for hosting this swap as well~
Comment: Joan, the way you completed this swap was so whimsical and fun! I love reading about Tinkerbell's summer. What a neat idea! I wished I had thought of it ;++) Your beautifully deco'd kitty envie is darling and I so appreciate you sharing some of your kitty goodies with me. Thank you very much!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Hmm . . . maybe I should do more musings from Tinkerbell. Thank you for the lovely comments and top rating.
Comment: Joan...what a bright spot in my mail box when I returned from the beach...yellow like the SUN!! LOVE the handmade card with the adorbs popcicles and stuffed with yummies that were all calorie free!!!! Thank you for a great and generous swap! I love these fun scented postage stamps :) Thanks for sharing a note about your garden..I didn't do any vegetables this year but am enjoying some new to me flower beds! Hugs and prayers, Charlene
Response: Welcome home and thank you for the wonderful rating. Hugs!
Comment: I enjoyed your predominantly green swap and oh what fun, you made a lovely banner with green popsicles on it. :) Very clever and creative of you to use die cuts. The green fish & jelly fish die cuts, along with the card are now living in my washi journal (yes, I will bring it for show 'n tell in September). The other washi die cut summer treats will be fun to use for other things. Thanks for a wonderful color swap! :)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I can't wait to see your Washi journal. I think we need more popsicle swaps before summer is over. I found the acrylic stamp you used on my envelope : )
Comment: What a beautiful book, Joan! It's in excellent shape for its age, too. Thank you so much. I have not read it, but I've heard it's good. Now I can! (Maybe if I'd not skipped class so much when I was in school, I would have!)
Response: I'm happy the book is new to you and hope you enjoy reading it. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Hi Joan! Thank you so much for the wonderful Happy Mail! You are so sweet to share your pcs (love them!) and to send pc postage - wish I was clever enough to think of that! I might have to "borrow" your idea!! Hope you have a wonderful trip to the beach over the 4th! I am a tad jealous, as we are off that week as well but I cannot get my hubby to make a decision on what we are doing - grrrr! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, neat washi tape, butterfly cut outs, and the letter telling about your summer. It sounds fun for what you have planned! I know this group is going to be a real blessing!
Comment: received your envie of yellow today! Beautiful card and the little bees are so cute. Although I was recently stung by one in my yard and OUCH! I will try to use them on a card. Thanks for swapping with me:)
Response: Sorry to send bees to remind you of the ouch. But, glad you liked the card. Thank you for the top rating!
Comment: I love this swap! The roosters are my favorite! I also love the cat silhouettes and the mushrooms. I love everything really but these I mentioned are at the top! Thank you! I don't own the dies for any of these you sent me so its great.
Comment: Charlotte and Emma are going to LOVE this postcard, Joan! Charlotte wears a Mickey Mouse shirt just about every day. :-) I will be seeing them this week-end so will give it to them then. Thank You! And thanks for hosting.
Comment: Your green card is beautiful!!! Green is my oldest sisters favorite color so I'm going to send her next letter in this card! She will love it! The little tags are adorable! Thanks for joining in!
Response: I'm glad you like the card and have a special person to send it to. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Hi Joan! What a wonderful note and special goodies--chosen just for me! I just love the embossed 'grateful heart' note you sent--really special--and you sent such a lovely assortment of springy things. LOVE the stamped images--especially those sweet little girls under the umbrella--and those diecuts and the amazing little purse notecard. I love it all and thank you so much for everything. I love my kitties, too--both rescues--and would definitely join a kitty swap!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the things I sent. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'll post a kitty swap soon.
Comment: Thanks Joan for our "private" swap...for hosting and for the stuffed decorated mail art envie of so much fun chicken and rooster items..I really like the stamped images on the post-its :) And once again your beautiful postage stamps on the outside came through unmarked...I really hate when they cross off the vintage stamps with a marker! A fun swap to CROW about!! Hugs and happy "spring chicken" to you...Charlene
Comment: Joan...this envelope is beautiful! I too have been enjoying the mail art envie swaps! Yours has such a great variety of flowers and colors along with so much texture...and my heart melted when I saw you worked in a beautiful dragonfly. Great verse on the back too and of course you filled it with awesome tuck-ins!! Thank you for this great swap and may we both take time to enjoy the flowers in life...Happy Easter, Charlene
Response: So glad you liked the swap. I had a hard time giving up that envelope once I completed it LOL - So, your nice comments mean a lot to me. Thank you for the rating and heart. Let's do take time to stop and smell the Roses! Hugs.
Comment: Wow super cute card and thanks for the extras, and the postage stamps are awesome!!! Layla loved the stickers so adorable, I really enjoyed your swap Mister Rogers postage stamps are now available I am waiting for mine to come in the mail. Happy Easter
Response: I'm happy you liked everything. And, thank you for such a nice rating and heart.
Comment: What a beautiful card, Joan! The diecut is one I've never seen before. So festive! Thanks for the stamped images. I have many girl birthdays coming up, if I remember, I'll make them a card with those images. Thanks for joining the swap. I agree with your 7 thoughts about our group.
Response: That swap got there very quickly! Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Can't wait until you visit and I can share all my new card dies with you. I hoped the BD stamped images would work for a couple of your granddaughters.
Comment: Hi Joan, Lovely swap. You did a great job. Prettty envie. It may just have to go in one of my journals. I save my nice envies for that. And thanks for the pretty card and the lovely die-cuts. Don't have a machine so always grateful for those. And yes, first swap with the group.
Response: I'm very happy you enjoyed your first swap with our group. I like to save pretty envelopes also. I'll remember you like getting die cuts. I'm such a cut up! Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Wonderful...Wonderful...Wonderful...Joan, you made this a fantastic swap!!! I absolutely adore EVERYTHING that you sent me. I so wish I could give you more hearts in my rating. Thank you, sister, for making today a "happy day mail" for me. Blessings to ya ~~Linda
Response: I'm very happy you liked everything. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. God bless and happy spring mail.
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful words (& sayings) in all sorts of fun formats. I am grateful for the unused vintage stamps too. LOL on you wanting to fill me up a shopping cart full of words! :)
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you like what I sent. Enjoy. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Happy Valentine's Day Joan! Thank you so much I LOVE the purple card you made~So pretty! Thanks for the lovely washi tapes and the pretty paper too! If I could give you a gazillion hearts I would~
Comment: Joan---What a great swap FULL of hearts and more hearts! Thank you so very much ---I've already put some of them to use for current valentine swaps. I really like the hearts with kitties die cuts, AND the embossed hearts which I assume you created--not using them until I get some made so as not to forget the idea. It makes them look oh-so-special but not so hard to create---but look is quite impressive. They would work beautifully as parts of a Valentine's card. Then we have all of the heart postage stamps;
wherever did you find those. At 29 cents they are from a while back, but I remember them definitely. How can I give you a dozen hearts, like a dozen red roses for the holiday? Thanks and MANY hearts added!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the top rating and nice comments. I just answered questions in a PM - Happy Heart's Day.
Comment: Awe, thank you so much <3 It was SO sweet of you to include a card for me too :) Thank you for the wonderful advise on the postcard. This is going to become a keepsake and really help them through <3 The card you sent for them is hilarious! Thank you again. Big Hugs & a Happy Valentine's Day to you!!
Comment: WOW! I love all the LOVE scripture you put on your lovely red envelope. You then "spoiled" me with all sorts of wonderful papery goodies inside the envelope, things which I will enjoy using throughout this month of February. Thanks much for the unused love postage stamps too. A wonderful mail day it was. P.S. I read your long typed PM and will be re-reading it again. :).
Response: You are welcome. Than you for the wonderful rating and heart. More goodies are on the way!
Comment: Love the hand made card Joan! Did you stamp on the glitter paper? What ink did you use? I enjoyed your memories and the Bible passage. Thank you for the "love" postage too! Can always use that!!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I did stamp on the glitter paper with white color box and then sprinkled white embossing powder and used the heat gun. It was an experiment and I liked it a lot.
Comment: Joan...you always make the cutest altered cards...I LOVE this floating marshmallow snowman who stopped by to say "Hello!" Thank you for the fun, creative card and use of teh stickers to make this swap so special for me and it will be on display on my kitchen counter to greet me in the morning when I enjoy my hot chocolate! I am so very thankful for your friendship as well....hugs, Charlene
Response: I'm so glad you like the altered card and want to display it for awhile. It was hard to pass that one along, so nice to know it is appreciated. And, you always write the nicest comments! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you Joan! You really did a BEAUTIFUL job on your envelope! Texture, stamping, images, dies.... wonderful! :) And thank you for writing such a nice note and including so many fun extras! The die-cut cats will be easy to use, as I have a few pen pals who love cats! ;) Thanks for a good swap!
Response: And, thank you for the nice rating. It was a fun swap and I'm glad the envelope made it through the machines!
Comment: I love this card. I am mailing it out to a friend that is dealing with a lot of snow right now. Perfect card for that. I like that you stamped the same image on the card that you wrote the name of the swap on. Thank you for the 2 small cards to use with the same image on them. I think I will use them on a card front. Nice swap. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I'm so glad you can use everything right away -- before the snow melts. Happy swapping!
Comment: Joan..Thank you for the beautiful card and the reminder that we have the gifts of faith, hope and peace all through the year through the LOVE of His son!! What a fun bunch of Valentine items you sent for me to have fun with. And I agree the best gifts are not the ones you find under the tree so glad you had a year filled with friends!! And may the New Year continue to find you with many loved ones ...blessings, Charlene
Response: I'm happy you liked the swap. Thank you for the nice comments and rating, Charlene.
Comment: Joan thank you for the beautiful card, the postcard and all the vintage stamps (not a one of them got cancelled!) but I most enjoyed your newsy "lamb" note!!! Yes, Becky has shared her fun times visiting you and that we need to come back together! I love how small swap-bot makes our country seem to meet and get to know so many wonderful friends through the group, mail and sometimes in person on our life's journey!!! May your New Year be blessed friend....Charlene
Comment: Hello Joan! Thank you for the really nice ATC. I love glittery! I loved reading your note and yes, it's very pretty here right now with all the foliage. I have to say that I have no clue what a punch board is. I tried looking but can't find much info. If you get a moment, message me. I'd love to learn about them! <3
Comment: Happy mail from you in my mailbox is always a joy! :) Pretty, pretty card!I like what you look forward to about fall. I make my own pumpkin pie so don't eat much of the Costco variety, but I'm sure it's good too! Thank you for the pretty fall tapes, plus the "Grade 2" girl on bicycle drawing - I couldn't do better myself! :)
Comment: Joan...Thank you for the awesome vintage PC...and yes that is exactly what our area looks like minus the oxen!! Old barns, dirt country lanes and our fall colors are putting on a show!! Trust each day gives you better air in your area...fires, floods and hurricanes are all so devastating...hugs and prayers, Charlene
Comment: I love everything you sent me Joan! Such a cool fact about USPS way back when using the beach to travel. The waterfall envie is so cool looking! It is nice to have this on a nearly 90 degree day here today~Thank you my friend!
Comment: Hi - Thank you for the beachy envelopes and beachy punches - love your paper selections. Thanks also for all the die cuts. It's so fun to meet someone who appears to be as obsessed with them as I am. (ps: always wondered about the squirrel ones - so cute!!)
Comment: Thank you for your thoughts. I agree waste not does not guarantee want not but waste not is a biblical standard of stewardship that the Lord is pleased with. He always wants to be the filler of our life needs out of His love for us not out of our works (waste not) for Him. Yet waste not shows thankfulness for what we have been given. Good time of study - hope you do another soon :)
Comment: Hi Joan! Love the envelopes you sent. I just moved back from living in Florida for 2 years. It's beautiful down there, but glad to be back in the Buckeye. I'm Pisces and love water. My boat ride memories are from lake boat rides when I lived in Missouri. I'm sure I can make good use of of the pretty summer envelopes you sent! Thanks again ~ Judy
Comment: Your Easter card is pretty and your Easter memory is such a special one. While you're making potato salad, I'll be making chocolate pudding in memory of a sweet relative. I love all the pretty extras especially the chocolate bunny and bunny stationary. You are one of my favorite peeps.
Comment: You did a beautiful job creating these two ATC's for me. Thanks so much for the extras that you included plastic sleeves postage stamps and the cute envie stamped with a kitty and mouse on it!
Comment: Beautiful card, Joan! Did you do the embossing on the front? I like it. And I agree, with you; no one can compare with Himâ™¥
Response: Yes, I did the embossing. I love my roller machine. And, I'm hoping it didn't get wet since I received soggy mail the day it was picked up. I was glad I taped it. Thank you for the nice rating. Hugs!
Comment: Thanks for the envie of wonderful stickers! I loved your mail art too and no, I'm not a skier. I did learn in my early 20s, but it was too expensive and I wasn't that good, so it was easy to justify not spending the $. I then became a paper crafter. LOL :)
Comment: I want to thank you so much, for the wonderful Snoopy Glittery card! I love it & the sheet of Owl stickers! Oh & short note too! Boy, Am I glad you caught the glitter thing in my profile. It wasn't supposed to be glitter & was supposed to be Confetti. Because I love glittery things! I dislike Confetti. Esp. tiny pieces. Anyway, I changed my profile to the Confetti. I so love Pomeranian's! I've had Poms all my life. Always kept groomed & so no shedding. I did have 2 Poms. But I lost my sweet Eboni ( mama) in March 2016. She was my life & I loved her to no end! So, I have Eboni's daughter Isis. Who's 9 yrs. old. We also, have a long haired female Calico cat named Bella! She doesn't really shed either. I had an Angora once some yrs. ago. You're right they do shed awful! They are a little harder to maintain.Well, you have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: I have received your beautiful package and it is under my tree!! Thank you! Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year...Charlene Joan...you really got a lot in that package and how cute they were all wrapped individually with the cute stickers, ribbons/bows and washi...LOVE it ALL!! I am excited to use all the fun crafting/stamping items in the New Year 2017!! HUGS!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelopes and the beautiful hummingbird postcard. I'm sorry I didn't rate sooner. Your package for mixed in with my mother-in-law's mail. Thanks again and I look forward to using these beautiful envelopes.
Comment: Thank you Joan for the nice card and message! My holiday papers got touched by our Oregon "dew" but are drying out nicely. They will have their own unique "water mark", lol! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. Yes, there is so much to be grateful for!
Response: Oh, I'm sorry something got wet. My mailbox is protected I thought. Hope it works out okay. Thank you for rating and heart. Happy Thanksgiving.
Comment: What a lovely Thanksgiving Card and your letter inside (and the Christmas papers too). Yes, we do sometimes take for granted the simple (but BIG) things the Lord provides us with (health, roof over our heads, food on the table, etc.) but oh, we are ever so grateful to Him. How cool you get to be part of a card ministry too!! Happy Thanksgiving to you! :)
Response: I'm glad you liked the card and inserts Beth. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Comment: Wow, Joan, you sneaky lady! You got that vintage travel calendar when we were out shopping, didn't you? I recall showing it to you. I love everything you sent; the orange envelopes are so pretty (yes, I will use them) the vintage postcards are so cool â™¥ and the kite pc is beautiful. I can put those nice labels on my mail. Thank you, dear friendâ™¥
Response: I'm glad we went shopping so I could get a few hints. Thank you for the nice rating. Happy swapping!
Comment: I love the yellow envies you made for me. Of course I joined this swap because I love yellow, (I joined this group because of this yellow swap and I'm having a blast making envies!) I love the envie they all came in - yay!!!
Response: I glad you liked the envelopes I made. Yellow is cheerful. It was fun and this is one of my favorite groups. Thank you for the nice rating and comments.
Comment: What a lovely fall card. I, too, love the colors of this season, and alsosmells and tastes - I just took two pumpkin breads out of the oven. :) The house now smells lovely. I hardly have any stamps for this season, so thank you for all the nice images, and of course for your lovely note too.
Comment: Hi, Your handmade postcard is extra pretty and all the nice stickers didn't budge. I've been asking the Lord to fight for me the past few days and He has been faithful just as He said in Exodus 14:14, Thank you for the encouraging postcard.
Response: Glad you liked it and happy to know the stickers make it through the mail alright. Thanks for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: The card is beautiful!!! I did the same thing with using the embossing powder, my white ink soaked in as well, so I was happier with the embossing too. Thanks also for all of the die cuts - you have quite the selection of dies! This again for such a terrific swap and for being my first SB partner ever!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the Scripture you chose. It was indeed very encouraging! Thanks also for the goodies. I love the stamps!!
I will be answering your letter this week, Lord willing, so be on the lookout. We do seem to have a lot in common!
Comment: WOW - do I feel spoiled! Not only did I receive a beautiful card (in my very favorite color), but you sent some beautiful die cuts as well. I am a little covetous of the tree dies - they are gorgeous! I think that gives me an idea for a swap ... :)
Comment: Joan, love the happy mail you sent me! Thank you for the stickers, cards, happy envie that you decorated and the little ladybugs! I really like your list of "bug" verses too. Love that you mention God's sovereignty even extends to insects! I was surprised at how many references there were in the Bible when I looked it up. Your cat sounds both beautiful and sweet. And thanks for welcoming me to the group! :)
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful red white and blueness!! I especially love the postcard... I'm dying to go to New York and see the statue in person! The red stars in the envelope window were adorable, as well as the fun themed postage!! Now I'm going to have to send a july 4th letter out just so i can use the flag seal :-) (the philly steak sub sticker in the philadelphia/indepence day pack made me laugh!!)
Comment: Wow Love the Colorful envie I got in today's mail ! ! Loved the enclosed extras. and I am reading your letter Right now... It sure is nice to keep in Touch with Friends... and it makes a warm heart to know You are Thought of when getting a note in the mail ...! !
Comment: Thank you for the nice envelopes, Joan! Love the wallpaper sample one! I do like Julie Roberts, especially in "Erin Brockovich", one of my all time favorites! It's about time I watch it again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope of goodies..I love vintage stamps!!!! and they are perfect timing..I just ran out of stamps today!!! Love the postcard..I have wuite a collection of panda bear postcards and this is a great addition!!! anita.
Response: I'm happy you liked everything. Thank you for the nice rating. God bless.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade card, I love it. Thank you also for the wonderful letter you wrote in the card. I can't wait to use the papers you included, they will look great on cards. You are a wonderful swap partner. Wish I could give you more than 1 heart. Hugs to you
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for taking time to rate with a nice note. You cheered my day.
Comment: I.AM.BLOWN.AWAY. Woweeee, I almost have no words for how AMAZING this package of goodies is. I totally bow down to your high ranking pack-rat royalty. Where do I begin...I cannot even enumerate all of my favorite things in this pile, but thank you sooo much. You really made my day. It was so sweet of you to send me so many profile related goodies too. Love those seeds, I looked up Burgerville on the web, I couldn't imagine a burger place giving seeds, but now I understand! If I am ever in Oregon (or Centralia or Kelso) I will definitely check that out.
Response: You just made my day with your comments and rating. I'm glad you enjoyed that package. Burgerville puts those seeds in the kid's meals to encourage gardening at a young age. Let me know how they do if you plant them. Thanks for such a nice rating.
Comment: Joan, thanks for some very pretty envelopes and mailed in another envelope, They are all filled with gorgeous flowers and butterflies!, and they arrived in a lovely spring envelope as well! Thanks so much!
Comment: I do love Longfellow! Do you know " The Children's Hour"? I memorized it in 6th grade and haven't ever forgotten it. I love how you linked the poem to scriptures! My husband and I are reading Isaiah together every night right now. Thank you for for the coffee poems and the sweet note too!
A room box is just one room instead of a whole doll's house. I did Sherlock Holmes living room for my sister. I didn't do "found" materials for it, but I have plans to do a 1940s one for myself eventually with some found materials. I found instructions on making an Aga stove ( English) with a Spam can. Thanks again! ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
Comment: I love the quote,and your coloring! It is relaxing to sit and color. My sister in law is hooked! Thanks for the extra travel ephrema, I'll use it in my journal after my visit, Lord willing! Thanks for joining the swap.
Comment: Dear Joan, I thoroughly enjoyed your letter, and the book mark with the quote is lovely. I had Hind's Feel on High Places on my list, too. I got a chuckle out of "Okay, only one more author. . .Well, okay, one more. . .One more please?" Ha, that's the way my letter read, too. Thank you so much! Now I have some new ideas for what to read.
Comment: â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ Extra hearts for you, my dear friend! A letter from you is always a treat, and your life is very interesting to me. I thank you also for the tea, the chocolate, and the Scriptures. ((Hugs))
Comment: I loved reading what God revealed to you from the book of Ruth. I took a different approach,pointing to God's plan for Jesus,through the return of Naomi/Ruth to Bethlehem, the lineage of Jesus through Boaz,and Ruth (a gentile) I agree with you about the favorite verse in chapter 1, Ruth willingly went with Naomi. I agree that Naomi was probably a good MIL,and example of God's love,to impress Ruth away from the pagan God's. Naomi wanted her name to change to Mara,meaning bitter,changed from Naomi which meant "pleasant" No one called her that,but I wonder how long she felt that way,but holding Obed, Naomi took care of him. which probably opened Naomi's eyes to God love,and care.Kinsman Redeemer is Jesus! Thanks for suggesting this book for February!
Comment: Joan...Thank you for sharing Becky's art with me...it is the first I have seen any of the Geli Plate art. I feel doubly blessed by my Christian friends :) Praise God indeed for the scripture you shared from Mark....the torn temple curtain representing that we no longer have to have a go between but we can communicate and be in direct relationship forever with the Christ who has redeemed us through his death, burial and resurrection!!! Blessings...Charlene
Comment: Joan, love your card, very versatile and so pretty! the enclosure card was beautiful as well, and love the pretty punches, I will put them to good use. Sorry if my rating is late, we had so much real snow last week that we have not had mail delivery in a week! Thanks and thanks for hostessing!
Response: I'm glad you liked the card. Thank you for the nice rating. I hope your real snow goes away soon.
Comment: Thank you for the indepth study of our Genesis study. I look forward to reading what you have written. I know my life is in darkness,whenever I stray from the Lord. I'm thankful for the light of the world,which is Jesus!
Comment: Thank you Joan for the insight into the birth of Jesus. I appreciate the scriptures of prophecy,and fullfillment. God's word is amazing how it ties everything together-first and last. Thanks for the Christmas stamps, I put them in an obvious spot for me to see them for next year.
Comment: Thank you Joan for all the beautiful things! I know that I shall have fun with them. I don't think that I will be able to give up the Oregon map card however. It is just too awesome! It has been a very busy year. My daughter is in Honduras on a year long mission trip. She does get to come home for a week at Christmas, so we are counting the days! Blessings, Maggie
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap and happy your daughter is able to visit at Christmas. Thank you for the nice rating. Blessings!
Comment: Joan, thank you for the wonderful images and the lovely note. Fun swap! I am doing well and had a nice Thanksgiving although I am looking forward to Christmas when I will get to see my mom and dad. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome pumpkin candy wrapper ATC! It's never too late for Jack-O'lantern's! I love the leaf on it! Thanks for all the extra autumn punches and cut outs! Glad it arrived safely! Slow, slow postal service!!!
Comment: Very nice, Did you put Mod podge on the BTC? Thanks for the extra's.
Response: Yes, I used Mod Podge to make a master board and then cut various pieces, including the BTCs and then attached them back to back. It seemed a bit too thick to me. But, I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for th beautiful card - that sparkly netting was such a fabulous touch!!! Also, I love those ice skate die cuts! I will use the silver ones as tree ornaments and make present tags with the black ones. I still get tickled every time I think about my very first swap! Thanks for helping me along in my SB journey ... Hugs!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. BTW - No one has ever topped the presentation of that first swap you sent to me. : )
Comment: Thanks for the nice card, tape and especially your plentiful notes/observations about Galatians. All good things to think about. We've been studying 2 Thessalonians at church for about 5 weeks now and the verses from last week were all about how God chooses us. It ties in with lots of other verses in other books.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I love the design of it. What fun to be able to craft with your friend's children, and that they love playing with washi tape too :) P.S. Thanks for the self-adhesive labels too.
Comment: Thank you so much for joining this swap! It will take me a few days of quiet time to get through all of your thoughts and I am thankful for you writing and sharing so much with me! Thank you also for the papers and stickers you included. Always a joy to swap with you!
Comment: Joan, thanks so much for the card and your sweet note ... it made my whole day! : )
I do believe this is the first postcard that I have gotten that someone has used cardboard on it and it's such a cool idea!
Comment: Hi Joan! I KNOW I already did this from my iPad quite awhile ago (or was that just in my head??!!) In any event.... I LOVE your postcard! I rarely put anything up on my fridge but your card went directly there!! I look at it everyday! Thank you and many apologies for my tardiness in the rating!!
Response: I'm happy the card was a blessing. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. : )
Comment: Received your scripture thought's today:) I agree these swaps are helpful to keep us focused and chewing on the Word. Thanks for sharing with me. Blessings to you as you continue to grow in His Word.
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating and heart. May the Lord continue to bless you.
Comment: An envie stuffed full of circles and smiles!! Thank you so much! It has been really fun going through everything. I especially love the rainbow colored page reinforcers. But it is ALL awesome. I feel so blessed! Thank you!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute garland and cupcake toppers! After I sent yours, I thought it would be cute to embelish the garland,wish I would've after seeing how much it adds to the garland! Thanks for joining this swap. Many hearts to you!!
Comment: Joan...Thank you for the beautiful prolific field of tulips!! I would never have thought of Oregon as a place with dutch windmills and tulips...I know so little about the west coast. Hope you are doing well...we are traveling this week-end for a wedding. All my grands are in the wedding party so we should make lots of memories with family/love combination :) Blessings, Charlene
Comment: Many hearts Joan for all the great stickers. I'm going to use some for my SS class,they have to look up a verse,then get a sticker. I'll use them to make my envies look joyful! Thanks for the one cent stamps too!
Response: Glad you can use them. The one cent stamps will come in handy when postcards raise a cent. Thank you for the nice rating.
Comment: Joan...I wrote a long WOWZA...THANK YOU and my computer crashed....grrrr!! Since ALL my short term memory is fried I will say that this was an amazing envelope of Easter blessings...so over and beyond the swap ....and so many wonderful extras in that fun 9 pocket Easter themed binder page :) LoVe it ALL... You are so caring and generous it is always a blessing to be partnered with you... He is Risen!! Alleluia! ...Easter blessings to you my friend...Charlene
Comment: You are being graded an A+ for a great effort on your washi flower pot card. I love it! It was very creative indeed. I love spring and aren't we having a nice one here in the PDX area?! The floral extras were fun too. Thanks for a wonderful Wednesday mail day.
Comment: Joan...What a beautiful fun card...the little owls are so cute!! It is always a JOY to be partnered with you and this swap was very fun and not too craft intensive!! What a clever way to send your samples with the extra PC inside the plastic wrap for a bonus!! Also...what awesome vintage stamps you used and none of them even got postmarked (still in mint condition for my collection!!) It was good to hear from you and enjoyed reading of your "craft day" with children friends...I know you truly enjoy them and they no doubt keep you young!! Blessings...Charlene
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap and glad the stamps were preserved for your collection. I'll be going to a paper show again in April and looking for new ones to share. Thank you for the lovely comments and rating.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty washi card and samples. I'm glad you had fun with your young friends and that they have fun making washi cards too. The tape was great; only had one of the designs. P.S. Your envie was playful & fun too!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the fun swap and nice rating. Now to try that flower pot : )
Comment: Sorry that it's taken me a few extra days to rate this swap :(. I received well within the time and I LOVE the tags you made! The textured one is fabulous and I'll probably use it for myself as a bookmark! Thanks also for making the envelope pretty! Thanks again for a wonderful swap!
Comment: Love the Owl ATC! You must have a tiny punch to make those leaves! Great layering.Thanks for the decorated envie and extra's. I have my ATC's in a 3 ring binder,and use baseball card sleeves to hold them. I have 2 binders!
Comment: Joan...WOW...you packed a lot in that envie of "autumn greetings"...what an awesome stamp you used to decorate the envie :) I love all the fall fun (post-its, stickers, card stock, die cuts, mini handmade notecards with envies, and fall stamped images.) THANKS for all the fun useful items. You are always beyond generous!! Blessings...Charlene
Comment: Joan, love the house mouse card! I have a couple of mouse stamps but never know how to color him, you did a perfect job. This has been one of the most fun series of swaps ever. I love how you used the pretty die cut for your swap card, I love We R Memory Keepers.
Comment: Joan, all I can say is WOW! I feel like I won a jack-pot! You went over and above times 100 with the die cuts! I esp like the bird cages and the clock and you even sent the Woodland Animals set! I would give you many hearts for this one if I could!
Comment: Thank you for the fun Kentucky postcard and for sharing your book with me. Oddly it didn't sound all that crazy when you put the lines together. Glad the twins were out of harms way though, haha!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade hello card!! Seriously gorgeous! And I can't wait to "copy" it and make my own with the supplies you sent, very creative!! Thanks for a very happy piece of mail!
Comment: Joan...Wow! What a selection of fun items you sent for "J U N E"...I love it ALL and will find them very useful! As always you were super generous and creative in your packaging. THANKS for the swap items and for hosting a fun swap...HUGS and PRAYERS my friend...you are a true blessing to me...Charlene
Comment: Oh wow Joan I did have fun looking at all of the stickers. I laughed at some. Smelled some and set aside some for my grandsons. Thank you for the N notes and decorated stamped envelopes that was such a nice surprise tucked in the middle. What a nice bunch of orphan stickers who now have a new home! Big smiles here!
Comment: Joan...Thank you for the beautiful PC of OR wildflowers...I would love to spend a day walking through a meadow like that!!! May you be blessed as well...praying for you and DH during this season of your life. HUGS...Charlene
Comment: Adorable! Of course, I'm partial, but the little lamb is just "too cute"!! Thanks so much. 4/26/14... Your "second" Animal card arrived today and is just lovely. Thanks for the adorable lamb stamped envies and cards also! I also like cows, but Jerseys are a favorite, I love their big brown eyes!
Comment: Joan....THANKS for hosting another FUN swap!! Thanks also for the goodies you stuffed in this beautiful HM @artybeth3 envie :) I will have so much fun using the adorable stickers, die cuts, washi samples, post its, memo sheets and the notecard complete with envie and a forever stamp!!! So many fun springy items...now if it would stop snowing here!! Hugs and prayers friend...Charlene
Comment: Joan - What a lovely, lovely swap! Not only is your card outstandingly GORGEOUS, all of the "tuck ins" are so adorable - will definitely use everything! Thanks for hosting such a fun series of swaps. Hugs â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I'm happy you like everything and can use it. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: A good word and God is faithful. I will keep you both in my prayers. Thank you for the great cards and I loved the coffee stamps all over you letters, I've got to find some! Blessings, margaret
Comment: Oh Joan! I received THE most beautiful package from you stuffed with amazing things. I absolutely was over the moon! The doxie cards are adorable!! Thank you so much! You have inspired me in my swap work! Angie (ajlamb11)
Response: You just made my day with the comments and rating. Glad you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: What a beautiful card you sent! I am going to borrow several ideas from it. I love the kitty memos. I will be sure to send them to other cat lovers. Cats really are individuals. All the cars in our house are so different...but of course Sally is the best! Thank you for a great swap!
Response: I'm happy you liked everything. Thank you for the nice rating and heart - meow
Comment: Thank you SO much for the beautiful postcards! They are great. Thank you for the fun note, too. Yes, I certainly don't need warming up here. It has been in the mid to upper 70s all week and will be all next. It has been lovely! I thought I could share some of our warmth with this swap! Thanks again for the lovely pcs.
Response: So happy you liked your cards. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Wow! Christmas came to my house today! I had SO MUCH fun going through the huge package of stuff! I can use lots of it. The cards are kjust what I need and I love the Washi Tape.... Thank you SO MUCH!! You made my day!
Response: Glad it arrived safely. I love stuffing those big priority envelopes. Thank you for the rating with a heart.
Comment: What an absolutely beautiful card. There is a gentleman at the local prison who does cards like this one....I have to send him a pic! I have it displayed here on my desk! And thanks for the skates!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and for the long letter! I really do love letters and enjoyed yours VERY much! I also got an amazing package from you today! Thank you so much! I'll be writing you back soon!
Comment: I love the Red Barn on this card. I had a little trouble finding one with a good barn on it. Loved the little trees that sparkle. Did you make them ? If so how ? Perfect size. Thanks for a fun swap.
Response: Thank you for joining so many of these swaps and the quick rating. They were so much fun for me. I used an EK Success hand punch for a lot of trees. They fit nicely on a card and a good size for tags, too.
Comment: Beautiful card. I LOVE the pig stickers. Iowa is famous for our pigs and I even have stationery with pigs on it. This was one of the most fun series of swaps I've done so far. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so relieved you liked the pig stickers. After I sealed that up I thought this woman is going to say, what do pigs have to do with Christmas or, doors, for that matter. Thank you for the nice rating. I'm already searching for more themes for next Christmas : )
Comment: What a beautiful banner! I love it! I love the colors,the doves,doileys,and snowflakes are just a wonderful combination! I like how you strung it all together,just perfect! Thank you for the embossed paper,and tags. Another generous swap from you! ANd the chrismtas card was gorgeous!
Response: Thank you, Becky, for the nice rating. I'm glad you like it. I was worried you would think it looked a little like a grammar school project, but hopefully it looks elegant hanging in your home. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card and for the pretty stickers you sent along! The leaf punches will go to good use too! I'm glad we have so many things to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Waiting until after Thanksgiving so I can hang all my Christmas cards from the banister with clothespins. Take care! (p.s. Love the cutouts! Plotting where to use them!)
Comment: Thank you, Joan! Trust you to find a paper I've never heard of, even though we live in the same area.
I agree, why does the bad news get the front page, and the good is buried somewhere deep inside?
Comment: WOW!!!! First let me say that my package smelt heavenly when I opened it up! I LOVE lavender, and the soap is a huge hit with me!! Joan, I am overwhelmed by your generous stocking stuffers. I can now join the swap Diane is hosting for the religious card and use the new SU stamp set you sent! Love the embellishments and cupcake ornament. And the socks are ADORABLE! But my favorite part? The OWL stocking!!! Sooooo cute! This is the best package and I can tell you put so much time and thought into making it special. Thank you Joan!!! (I can't believe there is more to come!!)
Response: I'm so happy you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating. And, just in case anyone reads this -- you were told to open this part of the stocking swap upon receiving. The no-peek part will follow closer to Christmas. : )
Comment: Joan...What fun stickers you sent and you are so thoughtful to think to enclose a envie full just for my grands :) THANK YOU for the great selection and for the fun swap!!! Happy Thanksgiving...Charlene
Comment: What a Great Idea to leave them loose and then I get to hang them up and Thanks for the Extras.. too... I should have Thought of That.. I am bagging the one I made , to go out in the Mail today...
Comment: Oh my gosh Joan! I think this might be the most incredible thing I have ever received from a Swap-Bot swap! I love the junk journal you made for me with our family photo on the front - I was in shock when I opened it! I love it so much! This is such a neat and personal gift - thank you so much for creating it for me! You have totally outdone yourself - are you really the same person who admitted to being intimidated by creating something for me?!!? I will treasure it always! Love the other things you sent, too - the cards and the tag, and the lingerie die-cuts! But the journal just naturally outshines them because it is so freaking awesome - you are a fantastic friend!
Response: I'm so glad the swap arrived safely and you liked what I sent. Thank you for joining in the fun and I appreciate your nice comments and the heart. Happy fall.
Comment: Howdy neighbor! ~ Wow - you read my profile - thanks! What can I say - Everything you sent is beyond awesome! - Gotta love those umbrellas - Thanks again for all the good stuff - Have a great day.
Comment: Your wonderful envie arrived today.... everything is just perfect! I love the fall leaves, and all the pretty paper, and the tea and cat embellishments are adorable. Thanks so much for everything!
Comment: I wish that I could give you more than one heart! Everything is perfect for me, starting with the rubber-stamped coffee cups all over the envelope to the fabulous card you made and all the goodies! Thank you!!!! P.s. I drink folgers even though I collect vintage MJB cans. You can't argue with your taste buds!
Comment: Oh my!! What a wonderful fall assortment.... I love the tape and the adorable sewing themed "ribbon". They will be such fun to use. The paper is great, and the farm note cards made me giggle!! Thanks for just everything in the package!
Comment: WoW!!!! Joan you way out did me.......I luv all the items to mention a few the tissue with a hat on snoopy the scrabble tiles spelling egg. and yes we have a value menu at McDonals and I will go get my sausage McMuffin that one i think is real cute. The humming bird PC is beautiful and the panda 3D sticker is just too cute. The red buttons seam binding and the charms are cool......luv the tree paper anbd the lil peach tree sticker and the napkins with the palm tree. Thank you a whole bunch for all my HEART Scavenger Hunt item. You did an awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I forgot to ask when is the next round?
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the package. It was fun coming up with new ideas. Thanks for the wonderful rating. I'm not sure about another Scavenger Hunt if that is your question. It doesn't seem too popular with this group. The ATC Heart Swap #4 is still active though.
Comment: well i did see the atc for a second and it looks wonderful but yes spiders are a major phobia for me lol. so unfortunately i wont be able to look at it much but i do thank you for it and the wonderful extras!!
Response: I'm so sorry. Were spiders listed as one of the creepy things you don't want? Perhaps, you can pass it along? I'm glad you liked the other things and thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: What a beautiful collection of cats and some really adorable mine in the mix. A special thanks for the stunning wild cat with her kitten... two of my wants in one! This swap just made my day! thanks so much
Response: I'm so glad I had some things you can enjoy. Thank you for the nice rating.
Comment: Joan...what a wonderful swap for fun and a chance to encourage Bill and Diane :) I am "strutting" and "squawking" my THANKS for this adorable chicken card, note and the cute stamped images both on the envie and inside it. And I LOVE the stamps you used!! Enjoy the remainder of the summer and your time at the coast. I am going on a beach vacation the end of the month. I am very excited!! Hugs...Charlene
Response: Chickens are my second favorite thing, so I'm glad you enjoy them too. Thank you for joining the swap and for the nice rating.
Comment: Thank you for such a LOVELY collection of deco tape!! I have received a good bit from Etsy swaps I have done, and I feel like I MIGHT should cut back on the number that are in my favorites, but I just love them all! Haha! These give me plenty of variety to mix up the ones I use and I won't have to use the same roll twice for a little while! Now I just need to get busy joining (or hosting) more swaps so I have stuff to use them on! :P Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks so much Joan for the nice 4th of July card you made. The red white and blue bookmark which I will use right away. The postage is very much needed. The flower set of postage is so pretty and I just hate to break it up. I had not seen it yet. The tabs will be nice for journaling. Happy 4th of July to you too. Thanks again for this swap and the Happy Mail! Big Smiles!
Comment: thk you so much for all my wonderful extra goodies that you sent. AND I used the same little fairy, to decorate my notecards. She is lovely isn't she?
I used purples in mine. And I loved the mailing envelope. What fun! Love
Response: How fun we have the same fairy stamp. I have a larger one, but can't get it to stamp well. Thank you for the nice rating. Hope to swap again.
Comment: Happy Mail! Love the purple card with kites and jumping for joy for my recent fun vacation to FL! Showed Ruby the kitty PC she rubbed all over it loved it and I have put it up on my fridge. The large wildlife stamps are perfect for ATC's and the cute rainy day duck card is adorable. Thanks so much Joan! You always send me the neatest things!
Response: I'm glad you and Ruby enjoyed the swap! Thank you for the nice rating. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for your Chunk O Cardboard!! My kids do keep me busy!! But I wouldn't have it any other way :) Swapping is a bit of a life saver. Its nice to get something for myself in the mail (that isn't bills!) and it makes me remember to do something for myself (for my own sanity LOL)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. Happy summer and happy swapping!
Comment: Hello Joan! I LOVED the pc you sent to me. What a thoughtful chunk and the message was so very sweet. It really is like climbing a mountain and I cannot wait to reach the top. :) Thank you so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked the card. It is one of my favorite cardboard graphics. I bought more of that cereal to make more PCs. : ) TY for the nice rating and best wishes on your studies.
Comment: I love my banner, 2 of my favorite things-birds and butterflies! It cheers up my room. I will open up the birds and butterflies for the 3d affect. Thank you for the extra stickers that are my favorite things too!
Response: I'm happy you liked the banner. Thank you for the picture and nice rating.
Comment: What a beautiful card that you made, Joan! I love cards that have a bit of weight to them, and the butterfly charm was so cute to put on the front! My husband and I are doing wonderful. Neither of us had a ton of homework this past weekend, so we were able to fish, swim and even catch dinner and a movie on Saturday! :) Hope your week is wonderful!
Response: I'm pleased you liked the card. And, I'm glad you had a good weekend. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Joan!! Thank you for everything that you sent. It was very thoughtful and definitely made my day. I loved how you included nautical items which are my favorite!! Thank you again, have a wonderful week/end.
Response: I'm so happy it arrived safely and you enjoyed the package. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Hi Joan, Thanks so much for the 3 V nice Cat ATC's!! :) Thanks for all the nice extras!! I think you did a great job on the tortoiseshell cat. They are hard to color, I have tried too. Thanks so much for the note, I hope to get to send to you sometime in the future. Nice to meet you here on swapbot. :)
Response: I'm glad you like the ATCs. I had fun making them. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'm looking forward to another swap with you soon.
Comment: What a Pretty Banner.... and All the Extras, Thank you so much... I can't wait to hang it up just underneath a nice Spring Wall hanging of Felt I received in another Swap The colors will go together nicely... and yes I love Flea Markets and yard Sales...
Response: I'm very happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the quick, nice rating and heart. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for this envie! It was so full and so fun to receive! :) Love the inchies!
Response: You are very welcome. I liked how the inchies turned out and I'm pleased you like them. I may try more now that I see small stamped images can work. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy Easter!
Comment: What an amazing card you made! I love it! It's going on my mantle for everyone to see! I love the postcard and the stickers too. What an interesting name: Cape Disappointment. I wonder how it got its name? I'll have to look it up. --- As for reading theology, I keep a book list of books I want to read, titles that I come across different places , and many of them seem to be about the nature of God. One recently was: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. She found in reading the Bible on her own , that all miracles begin with praise, and decided to keep a blessings journal. It was a profound book!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'm glad you liked the card and lighthouse. May your Spring be full of swapping and reading!
Comment: Thanks Joan for the great package of Easter goodness! I will be able to create some inchies with those stamps.All the embellishments are wonderful. Thanks for the cool earrings! Thanks for the extra "swap suggestion" prize too! Loved the packaging decor too!
Response: Hi Becky, I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and prize goodies. I forgot to write and tell you about the earrings. I have no idea what style you may or may not wear. I was thinking you can take them apart and use the little pieces in art, especially the 2 little black frames for a tiny piece of art to put on ATCs or Twinchies. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Joan
Comment: Joan...what a great package to CLUCK about...Thank you for being so generous...ribbons, tags, fuzzy chicks, stickers and the great chicken wire embossed papers:) LOVE it ALL...what a fun swap. I just couldn't resist joining!!! Hugs...Charlene
Response: From one chick to another thanks for the eggstra nice rating and heart.
Comment: Joan - your card with transparency is BEAUTIFUL! Love how you made it! Thank you for the embossed cardstocks you sent along, and little notecards. I will use everything!
Response: So happy you enjoyed the swap. I can't wait to do more with transparencies. I saw a video where she colors with ink pens on the back. That is my next goal. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful card and fun surprises! I like it all! :) as for the group invitation, I think I belonged to that one at one time, but found I really wasn't that active in many if the groups I was in, so I dropped down to a manageable handful. Thanks again & happy Easter!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card and swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Happy Easter, again.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. And yes it is spring in Barstow, and I am very familiar with where you live, I spent 23 years in Eastern Montana, Thank you again I forgot to thank you for the adorable cat stickers. They are adorable
Response: Thank you for the nice, quick rating. Enjoy your Spring! I'm sure it gets quite hot later on.
Comment: Joan...THANKS for my flowery "FOREVER FUN"...I think I must have misunderstood the swap description. I bought a forever stamp to send to partner as part of the swap. I love the variety you sent and the cool stamps are awesome!!! Truly hope you and Jim are both doing well SOON!!! HUGS and PRAYERS...Charlene
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderfull package!! I love the postcard from Mt. Hood in Oregon, i have visited there are while ago! I love the stamps! I haven't stated it in my profile but I adore stamps and yours have beautiful imagery. The stickers you sent me are lovely and very adorable.
I love the little paper butterflies and the little paper hearts! And also the labels! I can use them for future ATC making :D
How lovely the bookmark is! I love the flowers on it!
You just made my day!!
I am wanting to ask you if you would like to private swap with me.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart rating. I am surprised how quickly it got there. Do you have family in Oregon? And, do you have something special in mind for a swap? Send me a PM, okay?
Comment: Love the recycled calendar! You went over and above! I love it all, and I've already used the notecards, although I wish I could have just kept the red, white and blue one forever! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad everything arrived safely. I like crafting with used calendars so much I buy nice ones at garage sales just for the pictures. Thank you for the nice comments, quick rating and heart.
Comment: Joan...this card is beautiful...love the colors, layers, glitter and the theme is throughout my house...even the rug on my front porch says "Live, Laugh and Love on it :) And I love the matching handmade bookmark!! What a wonderful blessing you enclosed for my new home. Thank you for it all....blessings...Charlene
Comment: Thank you for the turtle PC. Yes, my 2 fur-babies wear scarves around their necks---but nothing on their heads like the Santa hats I bought them!! :-(
I hope you have a great 2013 and have great, fun-filled swaps! (=^.^=)
Comment: Joan...Your package brought with it the real deal!!! I took your package out of the mailbox as huge snowflakes were falling and I stuck my tongue out to catch the flakes just like the dog on the swap pic. I keep looking at your items over and over...I always learn so much from you and the matchbox is adorable (I have never tried one of them YET!!). There is so much here and the variety is great and such inspiring items like ribbon, brads, buttons, doilies, book mark, and the decision I have to make of what to do with this oh so cute snowman material!!! You are such a blessing with your generosity!! Thank you so much!! May your New Year bring you SNOW!!!!...Charlene
Response: Thank you so much for joining this swap. It was very fun to gather snowy things for you. Thank you for the extra nice comments, rating and heart. Happy New Year, friend.
Comment: You are the paper snowflake queen! You deserve many hearts, my friend. These are gorgeous & so delicate & creative! Thank you also for the nice cards you included along with the punched snowflakes. The Christmas card & envie - I loved these too!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. It was fun to be a kid again! Thank you for the quick rating and heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Joan,thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts that were inside the stocking and packages. I thank you for looking at my profile,and picking things out just for me.That is so YOU! I opened up the cookie tin,thinking it would be a big chocolate chip cookie,and to my suprise it was a tiny bird plate! The crocheted mat (?) is so nice. Thanks for all the tim holtz accesories,stamps,candle,everything is something I will use. Thank you!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed your stocking. I did hunt a long time for a small bird plate and still wasn't sure it would be the kind you collect. This swap is so fun to put together. Thank you for joining it, the thoughtful rating and heart. Blessings on your New Year!
Comment: Many stars on this journal! I love the cover,and the TH die. Thanks for putting my name on the front! I love the scriptures that you put on the inside cover. I love the Matthew scripture,and also love the story of Joseph. I can relate to it in so many ways. Great job. I hope I'm disciplined enough to use it,for its purpose.
Response: I'm happy you like your journal. I know what you mean about following through in using it. Maybe, we can remind each other : ) Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Joan...what a fun swap this was and true to your signature I truly love the "umbrella" touch:) Your colors, layers and textures are awesome!! What a cute sentiment stamp. THANKS so much for the beautiful card and the PC with the prayer on it. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!...Charlene
Response: So glad it arrived in good condition. I worry a little about envelope art making it through the mail. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Blessings on your Thanksgiving!
Comment: What a lovely postage clad envelope I received today. I loved your postage placement and I also love how you covered the plain envelope with a piece of decorative paper first. I love learning new simple techniques for envelope art. Now on to the card inside - it matches the envelope and the "True Friendship Has Many Ingredients" saying is precious. Thank YOU for being my friend. I also loved the unused postage you included for me. There were some vintage ones I haven't seen. Thank you, thank you for making me smile today.
Response: Wow! I think that is the longest comment I've ever received. Thank you. I'm kind of new with envelope art so it makes me happy you enjoyed everything. This swap was much fun! Happy Thanksgiving, friend.
Comment: Joan - I love the card! I especially love the brads! And I can't thank you enough for all the cardmaking supplies you sent along with your card!! I love the autumn papers and the stickers are just adorable. I am inspired!! Thank You!!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Brads on cards are a favorite of mine also.
Comment: Hi Joan--Greetings from the other side of the Willamette!
Thanks for the pretty card, I like your colors and use of distress inks...thank you also for the little tag and the stamps--I had never seen stamps in that series before... And thanks for the hand-made envelope--I was smiling as soon as I pulled it out of the mailbox...
Response: I'm always surprised when I see an Oregon address. It makes me happy to hear you liked your swap. Thank you for the quick rating and heart.
Comment: WOW !! The BEST swap I've ever received!! You did a beautiful job on the ATC, quite professional indeed. Loved, loved all the other delights you sent. You were so very thoughtful; you deserve extra hearts!!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed this swap. It is just a sample of more good things to come in the CF Group. Thank you for joining the swap and for the rating and heart.
Comment: Joan- what a BEAUTIFUL card you made! I love the stamp, and the way you colored it is so peaceful looking. Wish I could step right into the card myself! Thanks, too, for all the extra notecards. You always know just what I'll love! What a great package to come home to! :-)
Response: Such nice comments coming from a stamping pro means a lot to me. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. : )
Comment: Wow Joan what a super cute little Siamese ceramic kitty. I will cherish her forever. Reminds me of one of my real kitties I had once. She looks so cute on my desk here. The whole package of kitty things is so neat. Big smiles! I give you a million hearts! Thank you so very much my dear friend!
Comment: Joan...as always you are over the top generous!! I will definitely treasure your "handwritten" letter and the handmade card is beautiful!!! Where do you take classes at? THANKS for being a true friend and I will be proud to say I knew you before you became famous :) ...Charlene
Response: Well, don't hold your breath waiting for me to become famous. Thank you for the nice rating. Your humble friend : )
Comment: Thanks so much for brighten up my monday with all the nice PCs for this swap and for the contest! They will all go to my collection maps!! Can't give you more hearts so I'm sending alot of hugs from Holland (-;
Response: I'm glad you liked the selection. I'm surprised how quickly it got to you. Thanks for joining the swap. I love hearts and hugs : )
Comment: thank you for the wonderful envelope full of postcards. I'm not much of an outdoor person either, but what I do love is "Urban Hiking" - aka walking for hours through city streets looking in all the windows :D P.S. that biking postcard is hilarious - and who knows, if I ever get you as a partner ;)
Response: I'm happy you liked the postcards. This was a fun swap and contest. Thank you for joining in and for the heart and nice comments.
Comment: I'd love to have an apple pie from you,my husband would enjoy some ice cream with his!
Thanks for the beautiful stamps! I love the lacey ones,and the Ohio stamp! I've never seen that one before.
Response: One pie ala mode coming up! Thank you for the quick rating and heart and thank you for joining the swap, too!
Comment: Joan,thanks for all the "cool" swap items.My temperature went down a few degree's after opening up all the goodies you sent to me! Thank you for your generous gifts,and wrapping them so beautifully. You are a generous person! Thanks soo much!
Comment: Joan...LOVE it ALL :) The pool toys are great for the kiddos (definitely pool weather here). That book mark is so personal and so me (I see you dusted off your sewing machine.) I have been humming the stong since I opened the package (I needed a reminder that waiting on the Lord renews my strength...I have been really sick since my oral surgery on Mon.) The cards, tags and stickers are adorable and will be very useful:) Thank you for hosting and for the great selection and variety of items you sent....Blessings, Charlene
Response: You are so much fun to send to because I can shop for kiddie things : ) Glad you can use everything. I'm writing this on Thursday and was glad to hear you are healing. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Hello Joan, what a great surprise when I opened your envelope today! Thank you very much all those wonderful postcards, especially the zoo and the aquarium card!!!!! the card with the cows is really great. the picture was taken not very far from where I live on the river Ruhr! Thank you very much for all that. And the stamps!!! I'd give you more than one heart, if I could! Best wishes from Katrin
I'm happy you liked the cards. I grew up on a Holstein dairy farm so that cow card was hard to let go of. But, now I'm glad because you like it. Thank you for the rating and heart. Blessings!
Comment: Joan yes I use the fabric on bookmarks, tags and now ATC's too. Thank you so much for the very nice Portland Naval PC I have not seen this part of the Rosebowl A wondurful share. I loved the Wilamette River camping swimming and playing in it and finding black volcano stones.
Response: I'm glad you were my partner because I know it is fun for you to see local sights and sounds from Portland. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the Oregon PC. It is hot here and we have a bigforest fire burning about 3 miles from home. They are slowly getting it contained, just got $20 mill from the president and it was declared a disaster. My vintage PC collection thus far is very small. I've been getting them from other swappers and have found a few at antique stores.
Comment: Joan,what a beautiful story,and thank you for sharing it with me. I have a story about butterflies to tell you. I'll send it to you sometime.Beautiful journal page.Thanks for putting so much effort into each swap that you send out.I appreciate it!
Response: I look forward to your story, Becky. Thank you for joining the swap and rating so quickly. Appreciate the heart, too!
Comment: OMG!! I looove the ATC !!! You did an amazing work!!!!! Plus with alice!!!! Thank you very, very much!!!!!! And Ithink i'll never Ever gonna rid off the extras hehe!!!! I just <3 them!!!!! Thanks;)
Response: I'm so happy the swap made it to you safely and thrilled you like the ATC so much. Thank you for the nice comments, rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection of die cuts... all so very different from the ones I have so I'll really enjoy using them!! Thanks, also, for the "extra sheep".... they're adorable.. and the beautiful rooster card. You're so very thoughtful!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful prayer flag. I love how you incorporated the scripture onto the fabric! I will hang it proudly and think of you. Thanks for the lace,bookmark and pc. Sorry I was late in rating you. My husband and I went out of town for a few days. It arrived on Tuesday,on the day we left!
Response: I'm happy you like the flag and glad it made it to you safely. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Joan...love my envie decked out in birds and flowers:) What a great idea to put the notecard with address label showing throught he window!!! You always amaze me how much you can stuff in a flat envie...you are so generous:) Thank you and blessings...Charlene
Response: I worried a little the address might slip out of the window so glad you received and enjoyed it. Thanks for joining in the fun and for the heart rating.
Comment: Thanks Joan for the over and above postcards! I love the Valentine,vintage card.Thanks for the map card too! Thanks for being so generous. : )
Response: You are most welcome. I was so glad I shared the vintage card w/bird when I opened your envelope and saw you also parted with one of yours : ) It is in my album. Thanks so much for it, the rating and heart. Your prayer flag is on the way.
Comment: Joan,what a wonderful pack of goodies in my mail! Thanks soooo much for the pc's,the images (I love them,think they are craft worthy!) and the lovely cards,with your Easter memories. Thanks for your generosity,and giving spirit. Loved it all!