Comment: Wow! All the cards are amazing. I especially love the telephone. And, I really appreciate the bookmark with the morning questions. It's exactly something I would do on a daily basis and fits in with my metaphysical/spiritual/life cocaching work. Thanks again. Have a fabulous evening.
Comment: Oh my goodness Rivi! What a lovely envelope to receive and open. Thanks so much for all the wonderful contents, I can’t decide if my favorite is the creepy doll card or the Cheshire Cat bookmark. And I can’t forget the stamp, they’re always such a thoughtful inclusion. Nothing will go to waste. Have a lovely 2022 ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, tea, and the recipes! I liked that you included those recipes! I hope things are going better for you now! Always slowing down regrouping, getting sleep, quietness by reading or writing always seem to help me!
Comment: WOW! WOW! WOW!!! AMAZING! I am blown away by this swap. Not just one, but two! So generous. I feel spoiled. I adore the Bob Ross post cards :). The bees and butterflies one is adorable. The nature one is perfect! Thank you so much for brightening my day!
Comment: Thank you for the BLUE themed happy mail. You could say I was tickled blue. lol! The Postcards are amazing. Love the Peter Pan Postcard. Didn't know that exist. The unused, Bandaids are very cool. I haven't seen them. I love the bookmarks. I actually laughed out loud (In a good way). My computer cover has an owl on it and the bookmarks sort of match my cover. The Coaster, is awesome. You are very talented. Thank you for the Stamps.
Comment: WOW! Thank you for such a wonderful swap! I adore the band-aids. I love the post cards and the coaster, I've got my diet coke on it right now! And stamps! I feel so spoiled! Thank you for such a thoughtful swap!
Comment: Thank you so so so much! I loved the flip book and letter! Coincidentally, my friend was playing some dark academia instrumentals in the background as I opened your (beautifully decorated) envelope. I would go to your cottage in a heartbeat and I can’t wait to use all the fun materials you sent. You are so creative and generous, and I hope you have a cozy and aesthetic autumn 🍂 📚
Comment: ❤️❤️thank you for the lovely envelope with all the wonderful Autumn theme items! I am using the coaster you made + the native American stamp on the mailing envelope will go in my collection! Thanks again!! ❤️❤️
Comment: Rivi!!! This is above and beyond!! And I love it all!! The scones recipe sounds lovely!! I do love scones! The tea blend is one of my favorites and love the "Drink Me" note! The bookmarks are great and the three pocket card is amazing!! And my favorite of all is the pink cat bookmark!! He looks so cute sticking out of the top of my book! Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm soooo happy you loved everything. I am a big Alice in Wonderland fan and I had so much fun putting together your swap :) The pink cat "We're all mad here" bookmark I actually made myself from a printable and my new laminator-- I'm glad you liked it
Comment: A bundle of happiness, thank you. I also collect cute and unique band aids, so thank you for the ones you sent. I did not have those. I will use your coaster here on my computer desk. Its perfect. Thanks for so many wonderful items. Have a great day.
Your fall pocket was ABSOLUTELY spectacular. Yours put mine to shame. Wanted to ask how you did the stitching. That wasn't done on a sewing machine, was it?
You put such a nice variety of items in the pockets. I especially love the little Halloween stickers. They are so unique. Very cool fox bookmark. Where do you find the unique playing cards?
Comment: Ok so first of all, I love the stickers on the envelope! The old man with the mask is too adorable, and I've now adopted "passionately smashing every expectation" as a mantra.... let them dare tell me I can't do something HA! Everything inside was great too, and I really loved the hammerhead shark postcard. I posted it at work on my bulletin board and everyone has had a laugh. Thanks again!
Comment: 🤩 I 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄 EVERYTHING!! This is the best swap I have received in awhile! All the Alice in Wonderland items are sOoo perfect- I simply 𝐀𝐃𝐎𝐑𝐄 the Harry Styles stickers! Ahh! Thank you - This made me smile so much!! 😊😊
Response: Aw this message made ME smile so much!!! Thank you for being so sweet, it's been a long week and I love knowing I made someone else's week a little brighter :)
Comment: Rivi, what fun goodies. Thank you. I shall keep some and send some to my mission in Ukraine. We lived there 22 years and I did crafts with the kids so now I send materials back when I gather enough. Thank you for being a part of it.
Comment: Thanks for the great playing cards and your note.It amazes me that, with almost 300 different card designs in my collection, I still get so few duplicates,
Teaching the little ones must be rewarding at the same time as it is exhausting.
Comment: Thank you for your letters and the stamps, very kind. I lived in Berkeley one summer back in 1976 for my professor while she was in England . Coming from a military family and living on a base made it very shocking. Thank good your parents live near bye and they can still spoil you!!!
Comment: Absolutely stunning!
You did such an awesome job with the watercolor elements & I am really grateful to have that lavender milk recipe thank you so much for that!!! And I love the stickers! Definitely don’t have those drink type of stickers in my stash! Can’t wait to use the bookmark either, I don’t think you can ever have enough of those 😁😁
Response: Thank you for your sweet note and the heart! Your message totally made my week
Comment: Thank you! I love the changes you made! That’s the fun to me, take an idea and make it your own creation! This is beautiful! Love the lace and the flower tie! I so enjoy the creative process, if we didn’t we would not be crafters! God bless you❤️
Comment: Thank you for the Princess and the Frog card and the quote. Weather here has varied from 2 days in June over 100 to 80s or 90s since then. And at least 2 or 3 days each week with rain so it hasn't been too bad so far this summer.
Comment: I see very few Shakespeare postcards so your card choice brought me joy. I will have to read your book suggestion. It's a good recommendation if it helped you with your goals. Success is always something that brings happiness. Thanks
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I saw on your profile about Shakespeare and I found a related postcard from my Snooty Bookshop collection :)
Comment: I absolutely adored your mail! I feel like I know so much about you and the movie now. Yours is the kind of mail that inspires me to be a better swapper. I’ll definitely make some Ponyo Drink sometime soon when I watch Whisper Of The Heart myself❤️
Response: This message/rating made me smile so much! Thank you for your kind words and I had so much fun putting together the envelope. Looking forward to more swaps in the future!
Comment: Thank you so much for the delicious cookie recipe and tea ritual. I look forward to trying both. I also love the idea of comfort and coziness. If this past year has taught me anything, it’s to find comfort in small things.
Comment: Rivi I love love this card and I love the quote. Thanks so much! I love how accepting all the Disney men are. Flynn was ok with rapunzels specks hair and charming was ok with Cinderella . Lol. Oh but if u r evil like the stepsisters no luck. Lol
Comment: Thanks for the funny postcard! :) Yes, I love our local independent bookstore! It's on the other side of town, so I don't get to go as often as I'd like. I have not read Frankenstein - not sure that I'll ever get to it, there are too many other options on my TBR list!!
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap.
I enjoyed reading about your hometown/city. Actually I've already visited SF, it's so nice to be from such a cool international city.
Please let me know if you'd like me to answer to your letter ;)
Comment: Happy Saturday Rivi, You won me over with the fabric quarter. I love all textiles, so you made my day. The vintage postcards are fabulous. The bookmark that reads "Never place a period where God put a comma"...is right on. Thank you for everything, Cindy
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Funny story, that fabric quarter was actually leftover from a sewing project I did for a different swap. Have a great Saturday!
Comment: Hello Riv,
Thank you so much for the swap items you sent me to complete the swap requirements. I am looking forward to adding your items to my collection and/or using the items in a future swap(s).
I am so glad to meet you for the first time through this swap. Finding items that started with the Letter I was another GREAT SWAP. You did a WONDERFUL Job of finding some Great things that start with I. Everything you sent are all items I'm not familiar with at all(postcards, bookmarks, The I card that had pictures of items that start with I and more). It was very nice to meet you and I hope we will find each other again. Again, Thank You for a WONDERFUL Swap experience.
Please know that it was a pleasure to swap with you. I do hope we have more chances to swap with one another. I enjoy Swap-bot so much, I get to create, but more importantly, I also make some friends along the way.
Colorado continues to have mail issues. Mail going out and Mail coming in continues to be slow. I appreciate your patience and understanding.
Response: I am so so glad you liked everything and THANK YOU for such a thoughtful and sweet response. I hope we get paired together for a swap in the future and I am so happy to have provided such a nice swapping experience :)
Comment: Thank you so much for this extra special swap! I really appreciate you reading thru my profile and sending all these lovely items. Coffee and underwater and these amazing postcards!!! You even decorated the envie with mermaid stickers <3 This truly made my day, thank you for being such a sweet swap partner
Response: I love reading profiles and making things special for my swap partners! So happy you liked everything
Comment: Thank you for an amazing package... you truly out did yourself.
Response: You are so welcome! I have been going though a bit of a spring cleaning/decluttering trend and I loved being able to do no spend and also know everything would be sent to a good creative home :)
Comment: Thanks for the colorful postcard! I especially like the message of "Equality for All." Wouldn't it be amazing if the world were more equitable? I'm encouraged by the work that's being done now, but we have a long way to go.
Comment: Thanks for the sweet mail! I love the attention grabbers, I usually use a clapping signal but had actually been thinking about using that macaroni and cheese one!!! Good luck with the rest of the school year <3
Comment: Pocahontas was such a wonderful film. I think it's so underrated.
The Edna quote is a favorite of mine. It is so perfect. It is something I practice in my life now. Thank you for the Pocahontas pc. Happy Swapping!
Comment: WOW! What an amazing letter and I love all the dark academia aesthetics. I plan to read "The Secret History" this summer when I am being lazy at the lake. I also made the lavender London fog tea and I added a little honey (YUM)! THANK YOU for this wonderful happy mail! Blessings
Comment: Hello from Oregon and happy spring!! Thank you very much for such a wonderful envie of goodies to use in my journals! First time seeing most of what you sent and things I like. Love the Alice papers and the 'morning questions' bookmark (great idea) and the cute stickers especially the cross stitching grandma. Lol Will use every single item! Thank you again for such a thoughtful swap and your sweet note. Stay safe and happy and craft on! ❤️
Comment: Hi! I enjoyed your letter. I laughed at the part of the letter about the fairytale aspect of mushrooms b/c sometimes I think about that. I associate The Hobbit with that also. Thanks for the recipes and the mushroom stickers. The stickers replaces the ones that I used for this swap to send to the person I had. I used some of those exact stickers in the project. LOL. Take care!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. Mushrooms are such a hobbit/fairytale aesthetic <3
Comment: What a cool bookmark you made for me and I am always grateful for foreign postcards. I am positive that these are my first Vietnam pc's ever. Thanks so much!!! They are really cool. I like how glossy they are as well.
Response: You are so welcome! I was looking at them and remembering our trip, which was a nice throwback to when we could travel LOL. It was also an interesting trip because my dad is a history professor and teaches about the Vietnam War in his classes, so being there in person was a really unique experience for him. We visited a museum depicting all the realities of the war, which was heartbreaking and very moving. My favorite part was the gift shop, where I got the postcards. And I liked the coffee shop afterwards-- my sister and I shared a smoothie (it was a super hot summer day!) Hope you are well :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely note and happy mail! It made my day opening it - came at the absolute best time for me. I appreciate your generosity. 💗 I hope that you are doing well. Stay safe.
Response: You are so welcome! I love that feeling of a good mail day just when you need it-- it can be such an uplifting experience <3
Comment: Love the thoughtful care you put into this, for me!!! Such a beautiful presentation! It was a delight, pulling out the sewn pocket base, filled with fun! I also love the words of encouragement decorative / floral stickers, the "keep calm & read on" laminated bookmark, the woodland animals washi samples, moon phase 2021 calendar & the pretty farmhouse postcard!!! Very nice! Thank you. ~ Z
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked everything so much :) I tried to base it off your profile, so I'm glad I did a good job
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter. :) THough, I would have been happy with whatever you sent, I did really enjoy your letter. :) I've been writing letters for most of my life, but I never could get into the habit of keeping a journal, and I'm not crafty. I think it's great that you are being artistic and writing, though. I hope you are able to continue to find joy on Swap Bot. :)
Response: You are welcome! I love this quote: “To write a letter is to send a message to the future; to speak of the present with an addressee who is not there, knowing nothing about how that person is (in what spirits, with whom) while we write and, above all, later: while reading over what we have written. Correspondence is the utopian form of conversation because it annihilates the present and turns the future into the only possible place for dialogue.”
― Ricardo Piglia, Respiración artificial
Comment: This was amazing! Loved everything you picked out for me in both envelopes lol funny they both arrived the same day even tho they both a very clearly postmarked a whole week. Thank again for the work you put in!
Comment: My current favourite aesthetic is mid-1800s aesthetic.. I love the vintage papers and receipts, letters and bits from that time period SO much. It gives me so much joy to find antique ephemera at various antique shops in my area!
Have a great day, thank you for the lovely PC! x
Comment: Thank you for the music - I can't help hearing Elvis' voice in my head when I think of that song, so I'm going to have to listen to Twenty One Pilots' version. And I'll write you a letter, too.
Comment: So cute! I loved every bit of it! I'm looking forward to making the smoothie and using those moon stickers! The flower stickers are darling and will go in my diary! Thank you so much for all the care you put into it!
Comment: I got your beautiful Valentine today. Your handlettering is excellent! That's something I'm trying to learn, but finding it very challenging. And I love the bookmark. I hope you have a very happy Valentine's Day.
Comment: What a sweet package of fun - thank you! I love hearing about your experiences, and I too hope to be traveling and planning more in the upcoming year! Love the little snap pocket - is that handmade? Very cute!
Response: It is! I had another swap partner who sent me the tutorial on YouTube :)
Comment: What an incredibly thoughtful swap! Thank you. I loved the little extras and they were so beautifully presented. I loved everything about it; the washi, embroidery floss, stationary and stickers! I especially loved the letter. It sounds like you had a great day watching the rain. THANK YOU!
Comment: Oh my goodness! These are the best postcards! I had to laugh at the suitcase x-ray...I don't even go to the grocery store without a book because really you just never know what might happen! LOL
Thank you very much for the cool postcards and the perfect bookmark ❤
Stay healthy and best wishes,
Comment: Oh my gosh, I don't even think I can express just how much I loved receiving this swap! I love stickers in general but to receive some that feel like they were specially made with me in mind is so amazing! I might have squealed when I looked through them all and saw the Queen Ramonda one! 😍 Seriously, I would give this 1,000,000 hearts if I could ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Comment: Thank you for the artsy postcard! I was so happy, I almost forgot abouth this"swap"! I too like making PC and am making one now for a swap. Yea, no hope for me with my scoliosis unless break back and steel rod...nawww. not now.I have a great GP treating me accordingly so I can work P/T. Just enough! Hope to swap with you again!! Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for your letter! I was born in California and I love hearing about towns I recognize from that area! I really appreciate the washi tapes you sent as a tuck in. I hope that you are safe and well. 💗
Comment: Thank you for such wonderful items - I really love the stickers and am curious about how you made them? I have sent you a message. Loved the bookmark too!
Response: Thank you! I have a silhouette cameo that I've been using for about 5 years I am obsessed with. If you decide to get a silhouette cameo, it may be a learning process before you figure out how to make the sticker paper and designs work in the way you like, but can be soooo worth it!
Comment: Thank you for sharing what you did. I get in a tailspin of baking in a day too and I must freeze what I made (too much). Your day seemed very enjoyable though. Thank you for the extras. I really like the butterfly stickers. Have a great day
Comment: What a special swap because you shared so much of yourself with me. I love handknitted washcloths above all other handmade items and you sent double. I also appreciate your sharing your journey because my daughter’s partner is going through so many similar things that I’m going to discuss it with her. My son, diagnosed at four, is doing very well and is currently working on a series of cooking videos for young people who don’t have the money for takeout but never learned to cook. It is tough getting him to finish what he starts because he is prone to falling down rabbit holes especially on the Internet, and your letter and story reminds me that the journey is oh so worth it. Peace and blessings to you today and much love.
Comment: Hello, Rivi! :)
Thank you so much for everything! I love it all and the stickers are GREAT!!! My fave is the Waldo one! And thank you for the tips in your letter. You really brightened my day! <3