Comment: **Hi DeAnna, I am soooo sorry for not sending this rating in on the same day that I received your ATC! I hope you can forgive me! SO SORRY
Thank you so much for the ATC! I was laughing when I saw it because that is the same word I chose to create my ATC off of and practically the same picture! yours looks a little better though, did you use watercolor paint or markers? I hope you will be open to swapping with me again! You do great work!!
Comment: Thanks you for showing me your beautiful altar, you sended so many pictures and gave me such a beautiful description It gave me a really good insight what it meant to you and I totally loved it ♡
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! Beautiful color palette and embellishments -- you did a great job with the roping. I used to live in Florida and I miss ocean breezes. You were very generous with the extra ephemera. All will be fun to use. Thanks for being such a wonderful swap partner. <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and heart. XOXO
Comment: How nice to be receiving from you so soon. I love my new card but then I am “batty” for Halloween. Love the stamp!!! What fun I will have with all the goodies tucked inside. Thank you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Super love this (and I love you for making this series lol) I’ve never been to the place you reference (or any actually lol) but I’ve definitely wanted to go! Maybe a road trip is in store for me soon!
Comment: I loved all of this! Thanks for making me feel better about my own answers - We shared many of the same :p lol! (I especially liked the drawing you did with the stamps! Gave me a huge giggle!) ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC and the presentation is sweet! I was just saying to myself I haven't used salt in awhile...I was reading about watercolor crystals and wondering if they had a salt effect.
Response: You're welcome. Good question. Let me know if you try them.
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful paper doll! I can't believe it is your very first one. I am putting her up on my inspiration wall! I love the anatomical pages, you used for her eye an limbs and the needle through the heart is perfection! I hope you keep on doing these! So much fun! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you DeAnna for the great Halloween flip book, i love it! It's a lot more fun getting a Halloween project at this time of year but it wasn't as much fun for me to make one, I had a hard time getting into the Halloween frame of mind. Thanks again,😀
Response: I'm so glad it made it in one piece. I hope you found the note in the back pocket.
Comment: Thanks so much for such a wonderful, beautiful and lovely ATC!!!! Love it!!! And love the extras as well and looking forward to more in this series. Much appreciated. Happy to participate in something different for once. Have a wonderful day~~~ =)
Response: Thank you for the rave review. I will host ATC II in this series soon.
Comment: Your Free theme #34 re-send ATC just arrived and it's beautiful! Thank you so much. We have been through your city, and stayed overnight, several times, when we lived in Houston area and would drive to Arizona to visit our son and family. I enjoyed shopping at the rubber stamp art store there.
Response: Woo hoo! Well maybe the first one will show up one day. It hasnt been retuened to me so far. Hmmmm...rubber stamp store?!
Comment: I canâ€™t believe you are a beginner at drawing and water color. You have a natural talent for sure. This peacock is incredibly beautiful! Thank you so much for sending it to me. And the extraâ€™s as well. Are you in the T.I.T.S. Group? If so, lets swap there. If you arenâ€™t, join and we can do the swap you suggested through there.
Response: Yes! I'm a TITS member. See you there. I actually want to do a series.
Comment: Thanks for the Matisse inspired ATC. It's very cute and super reminiscent of Matisse's style. Also, thanks so, so much for the plethora of incredible fancy papers, stamped images and ribbons! Such a treat! I will use ALL that you sent me in future projects. AMAZING swap!
Response: I'm glad to hear it. You're very welcome.
Comment: How lucky am I? Thank you for the most beautiful
and well made ATC. It reminds me so much of the Klimt style. I also appreciate the extra Banshee ATC you made for me! It's also beautiful. It's been such a pleasure swapping with you. Until next time!
Comment: HO-LY COW! I am pretty sure this is my favorite package yet! ^_^ I love your art style, it is so unique and fun! And I cannot express how excited I am about the extra goodies! Just, wow. I wish I could give more hearts!
Comment: Iâ€™m so happy I received these cards! I saw them on your Instagram and loved them and was practically dancing when i opened the envelope to find them. Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm so happy! I realized I messed up posting those pics when I put it together that you were my partner and on Instagram. Lol. Private swap soon. Xo
1.29.18 LOL...I don't recall seeing it! I took your envelope, ATC and goodies to my watercolor class to share. Everyone wants to join Swapbot now!
Comment: never received swap. will change if it arrives. messages go unread/unanswered.
** update. Received January 2018**
Response: 1.26.18 I was recently informed that there are several complaints against this swapper and this behavior and interaction is not uncommon of her. Thank you for your support! Hugs.
1.22.18...Wow. Which means I'm at a loss for words. She seems to care more about being falsely "right" than reading, communicating openly and doing the right thing. Ridiculous. Beware of this swapper. See her profile for more documented interactions such as this.
1.20.18 - To clarify. I sent the original
swap on time. Then I resent a new one now that I have returned to swapbot. However, I re-read your post and understand it to be that you actually did receive the original one January 2017. So now you have received two, correct? I also understand that based on comments on your profile, you have had problems with the post office on your end a few times now, correct? I am an honest person. I have never flaked or sent a swap late. I would appreciate it if you would consider re-rating this as a five. Thanks so much!
1.4.18 Hello! I'm so sorry I fell off the site for a while. There were three tragedies for my family over the last year. I did make this ATC and mail it. I have a photo of it as I keep pictures of all of my work. However, I'm unsure why it did not make it to you. This is the first time this has ever happened with one of my swaps. Again, apologies. If you are still active and are willing to receive a new one, please let me know. Hugs and Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you she's lovely. Might be a good idea to pad the beads a tiny bit when you use them cos a couple got crushed. I'd never have thought of it myself either, so glad I know now too :-)
Response: Awwww, bummer. Let me look at the picture I took of this ATC and see if I have any more of the same beads. I'll send you some so you can repair this. Or if you want to send it back to me, I'll make a new one for you. Let me know and I'll cover the postage as well : )
Comment: Hi, many thanks for the great ribbons!!! You sent soooo many, it was a wonderful selection. Most of them I have seen never before.. I love the vintage of your neighbour! Hugs to you, you made my day!!!!
Comment: Very nice ATC and thanks for the extras. I am only an hour from you! The post office chewed on the envy a little but nothing came out. Here he always makes me pay an extra 20 cents for non-machinable.
Response: Yikes! I'm glad it arrived in one piece. Yes I thought that was pretty ironic that we live so close and were matched. We may have to meet up for some crafting sometime. PM me for more chatting if you'd like to.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC :)! The key is so unique and I love the colours on the card; so modest, but yet so beautiful. And the extras are cool too, thank you for them as well. Hugs and take care!
Response: You're very welcome! It traveled so far :- )
Comment: I'm sorry I could not give you a heart, but almost every shell and most of the buttons are crushed. The package wasn't machine cancelled, in fact the stamps aren't cancelled at all. The ATC"s are pretty and I have shells I can use to fill the one in. Thank you.
Response: Oh no!!! I really wanted for you to receive a special message. I was so deeply touched by your profile. I don't care about the heart I'm upset that your items were ruined. I am teaching a Maymester and presenting at a conference in San Antonio next week but when things slow down I'd like to remake you something if I may : ) just know someone is thinking about you. More soon.
Comment: Your package was PERFECT on so many levels. I stopped by the post office on my way to the library ... to finish reading a student's thesis! I sure needed the pick-me-ups you sent. Great job on the bookmarks. Thanks for everything.
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic ATC. I love the colours and funnily enough - purple is one of my favourites too. Thanks also for the extras you sent me. Once I get back into my craft room they will be put to good use. Sorry for the delay in rating you.
Comment: Thanks ever so much for everything! both bookmarks were fantastic! I have never heard of that holiday! I will be looking it up to see what it is about! The rock n roll stickers were a great add on! I appreciate everything that was sent! My cat tried to play with the one bookmark because of the bell.... She loves bells for some reason! Take care!!!
Comment: oooh... now that I turned over note over, I understand the magnet! Thank you. Looks like our envelopes are crossing in the mail!! Did the ATC sleeves reach you yet?
Response: Yes yes. Thanks for the sleeves and return of date w Diego (got it today ; ) ). Did you find the matching inchie I made to go along w the fabric ATC? Your new mixed media should reach you soon. Take care, D
Comment: DeAnna, Loved the ATC it was as cute as it could be. You did a wonderful job on it I just can't believe that there are as many talented people out there as there are. I love going to the mail box now because it always has something wonderful for me. Thanks and Hugs to you
Response: Thanks Lois! I agree with you. I really miss the snail mail I use to get. I remember writing my grandmother, mom and aunts. I think in addition to swap bot providing a space for creative exchange, it fills a deep need to connect with others beyond email and social networking. Okay, I'm going into lecture mode so I'll stop here. Have a great day. D
Comment: awesome card - way to upcycle! thanks for the material and the adorable charm in the pocket (what a great idea for a swap ATC w/a pocket). You should host swaps with the creative ideas you have!
Response: Thanks so much! I'll think about that. :-)
Comment: Thanks so much for the effort you put into this. the article on chid-likeness is very thought provoking. One of my favourite tarot cards (Osho Zen) is the "fool" which one of constant newness, it reminded me of that. I especially loved the article on the mermaids. What amazing women. One of our Perth towns "Broome" had Japanese pearl divers. Makes me wonder if any of them are still around.
Response: If you follow up and find out, I'd love to know too.