SO I have a HUGE pile of packages sitting here with me!! :) I'm so excited! I've opened some of them, and some of them (the ones that came one at a time :) But when I got big batches in the mail I added them to the pile. That's called kid-control. I don't want my kids to have their grubby little hands all over them while I'm distracted and oooohing and awwwwing! LOL!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS MAILED THEM and you all have included such nice notes and BEAUTIFUL... knock-my-socks off cards! WOW! I can't believe some of these creations!! And some of the packages are pretty cool too :)
I will post pictures of the cards after I'm sure you have all recieved your swaps. I will mail the swaps on Monday. I'm giving the last 3 girls until Saturday for the swaps to get here, and then I'm mailing on Monday no matter what :) I updated this post so you can see if I recieved your swaps or not.
I also want to add a special thank you to two of ladies in my swap. First,Alex. Alex and I met on line a few years ago, and we've admired each other's work, and found out that we have Nascar in common :) She's been very good to me through the years, so Thank you for joining my swap, Alex... your cards are amazing! The GS ones are my favorite :)
And also to Linda. Linda has been a long time customer of mine, and she lives allllll the way on the East Coast, and I'm all the way on the West Coast. Linda has always been so thoughtful and sweet to me. She and I share similar tastes for that Japanese style. I feel so lucky that many of my bears have a home at her house. Also, Linda has to deal with a lot of physical pain in her life, and yet, you would never know it unless she told you. She is always so upbeat and happy and friendly. I consider myself lucky to "know" her via the internet. I have a great time looking at her flickr pictures and following her blog. THANK YOU Linda for being YOU! And also a great big THANK YOU for always supporting me and my work and for joining my swap. The gifts you sent with the cards are AMAZING, and my girls LOVED theirs too! Look for a big box coming back to you as my thank you to you for pushing through the pain and remaining positive for all the years I've known you :)