Response: 12/7/18 - EXCELLENT!! I'm so glad it finally arrived. Thank you for letting me know, and the rating, I so appreciate it! I'll not resend the other we talked about then. Merry Christmas!
12/3 - Hi sweety, did you get my resend? I'll IM as well.
Thank you for letting me know you didn't receive. I have enveloped up and will take to the PO tomorrow for weighing to be sure its got the right postage on it.
I SO SO SO appreciate everyone's understanding on catching up. This double illness really kicked my hinder, but I'm so glad to be back in the saddle again
Comment: thank you for the resend. I had a pile of ratings to do that got knocked aside.
Response: WOOOOHOO!!! Thank you thank you for updating the rating and your patience. Merry Christmas to you too :)
12/3 - Hi Ellie - did you get my resend? I'll IM you as well.
Hmm ..Ok this one is weird. I know I did it before things went sideways. I"ll look it up (I did it on my computer, and get it out again to you. xoxo
Comment: Got the resend, original never made an appearance. Welcome to the boonies. Anyway, thank you so much for being a great swapper, and sending a lot of cute things. I particularly liked the black and white animals that looked a little bit like Misfits. You rock.
Response: WOOOHOOO! Glad this one made it safe and sound. Thank you for the chance to resend it, and for letting me know it got there ok. And you my dear, ROCK as well. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely index cards! They turned out beautifully!
Response: Awwww...you are so sweet to say that! Thank you muchly for your kind words. I'm having a wonderful time working on these, and while I feel like I want them to be identical, I'm starting to let go of that and just do my best. LOL Thank YOU for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Hi Dina! I received your Index card #5 today and love it! Like the background and the color combo that you used. I have a machine but it's not working so I had to do forgo the stitching on mine. But it was a pretty small element to the overall design so I didn't think it was too big a deal. These index cards have been so much fun! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: YAYYY!!! I'm so glad you liked it! Your words are very kind and appreciated :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: I love them both. Thank you so much for the extra one. So cute! Thanks for joining too. The 2nd one is up.
Response: Yayyy!!!! That got there FAST!!! I'm so glad, my mail is really tanking lately. I had to even file a question with the postal service. :( So glad you enjoyed the extra one, and I'm signed up for the next one for sure. Thank you for the rating and heart, and for doing this swap! Love the idea
Comment: Hi Diane! Thank you for my index card #3. I think the Tim Holtz distress medium worked great in place of Gesso. I didn't have any either but it wasn't very expensive so I got some and have actually used it on a couple of other projects since then. Your index card is great! I think the idea is to follow the techniques but the design and final card is your creation, so good work! Laurie
Response: Yayy!!!! I'm so, so glad you liked it!! I went out and got some Gesso myself, since it looks like another fun thing to play with :) You are so so sweet to say such kind things. I appreciate it a TON! Thank you for the rating and the heart too :)
Response: You are so welcome. I'm glad you liked it - this is a fun project, and I'm enjoying stretching my art brain :) I appreciate the rating and heart a lot. I hope you have a very Happy 4th of July
Comment: What a wonderful surprise!!! Thank you so much for the Rudolph deco book! I love it and the extra book too!! You were so kind!! Thank you again, Dina!!
Response: YAYYYY!!!! I'm so glad you liked the Rudolph deco :) It was fun to read through your profile and find one that I had made a card of that matched something you enjoy Happy upcoming 4th of July!
Comment: Hi Dina! Loved what you sent--as always! I had such fun going through the envelope. I actually got the mail RIGHT before bed and opened it and spread it out all over the bed! So many fun things I'l enjoy using--great selection just for me! Thanks bunches!
Response: You are SO welcome my friend! I'm glad you joined the swap and had fun doing it :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies. Love the note cards and the whale ribbon is so cute. Fun!
Response: Yayy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) I've had that ribbon for quite some time, and just couldn't figure out a way to use it...so happy it made you smile. Thank you for joining in the fun, and for the rating and heart.
Comment: Hi Dina! Thank you for the PC.. I had to look it up to see where the Columbia River Gorge was located... there were some more beautiful pics of it. One of these days, I am going to make it to Oregon--I say with my fingers crossed :-) And I agree with your quote, A little progress each day does add up... Who were you quoting?
Response: Hi there! You are so welcome, I'm glad you liked the card. I stayed at that Lodge, and boy oh boy are the views amazing! You wouldn't be disappointed to head out here to the Northwest - so much stunning beauty you can't ever run out of things to see! As for the quote...I go online and try to find quotes that speak to me at any given time. Unfortunately that one didn't have anyone given credit...but it is one of my mantras. Especially as a single Mom. Easy for things to feel out of control sometimes when I'm not hitting a homerun every day. lol Thank you for taking the time to rate, and have a great week!
Comment: Don't knock your first mail art envelope! We all start somewhere and you were very creative! :). Thank you for the fun goodies inside. P.S. It is a small world sometimes as far as where our partners come from.
Response: awwww, thank you! I love your positive comment, and it gives me a bit more confidence to make more! lol I'm glad you liked it and the goodies as well. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks! Found two cool ones for me, now I'll search for 4 to add😊 then you apologize, my envelope opener caught the inside envelope too, but I'll get these in a new one and tape your list to the front of it.
Response: NOooooo worries on the envie, and I appreciate you fixing it! I'm so glad you found something that you liked, and joined my swap. I'll keep them going! Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful embellishments! I think I am going to make them into cards. I really like how you put everything together.
Response: OH PHEW!!!! ROFL ROFL I was SO SO nervous about these - I don't know why, but I was! lol I'm glad you liked them - they are addictive, and I think I'll be keeping up with this idea myself for decos. Thank you for your kind words and the rating and heart.
Comment: Hello Dina :]
I am so sorry for rating so late, the letters on my desk kept haunting me but I like to take my time when opening my swaps and I have been so busy! But I cant wait to decorate the cute bear theme and summer deco! Thank you for the few extras too! <3 Happy Swapping
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad they arrived and you like them. Believe me, I know what busy can be! Its all good. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for all the fun envies, Dina. I love hand made envelopes. And thanks for the MyKitty stickers. My granddaughter will be so happy.
Response: You are so welcome sweety! I'm glad you like them. I am getting into it more myself, and even bought an envelope maker...just have to break open the package and figure it out. lol Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you! I loved how you made the huge picture out of the pockets and then decorated the other side as well with the goodies! It is really neat!!!
Response: You are too kind sweety, but darned if I don't like it!! ROFL After seeing YOUR work of art...oy. I'm just grateful you like it and found some happiness in it. Thank you so much for the heart and rating, I so appreciate it. (Oh, and the big picture on the back is one of the mountains here in Washington near where I live...and the wild flowers REALLY get like that!)
Comment: Oh sugar plum!!!! Thank you for the great deco (I love Vanessa's work!) and the great dies! Your words were so sweet and further confirms my hubby's suspicion of a long distance romance. haha Have a wonderful week, my friend. =)
Response: I know RIGHT?!?! Vanessa is amazing, wish I knew how she does that style. You are very welcome for the goodies, and I am snort laughing over the hubby comments on our sista-mance. ROFL
Comment: Thank you! I really liked the ephemera and stickers and everything. (Not sure that 3 stickers really counts as a “decorated envie though!)
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the goodies, and appreciate the rating and heart. Bad on me, I was out of town when I put it together, so don't blame you a bit for questioning the envie. Thank you for joining in the fun :)
Comment: Hi Dina!! I am a lucky mcduck that you were one of my sending partners ;+) LOVE all that you chose for me and already have it tucked into my boxes ready to use! Thanks, too, for your sweet note! We are friends . . . I love that. This was a wonderful swap--thanks for sharing all your special goodies with me!
Response: Yayy!!!!! You are so welcome my dear - I'm always happy to get your name :) Thank youuuuu for the sweet words, rating and heart - I LOVE it when you join my swaps. xoxo
Comment: Woohoo! Wow, Dina, you sent so many nice things! I think you picked just for me instead of destashing ;+) I really love your swaps and join all I can. Thanks for being a great partner--always.
Response: Awwww!!!! What wonderful comments sweety! You are so welcome (and yes, I confess, I tried to pick some things you'd enjoy, lol) You made my day! I am so glad you enjoy swapping with me, I feel the same way about you. Thank you for the rating and the heart! xoxo
Comment: Hi Dina! Thanks so much for the generous and amazing sticker selection! I said, 'awww,' out loud when I saw those little dogs in teacups! Love to use stickers on all my envelopes and am so happy to have these!
Response: Hi sweety! You are SOOO welcome, I'm glad you liked the assortment I sent you. I, too, LOVED the puppy dog ones. Have some myself. lol Happy Easter, and thank you for the rating and the heart! xoxo
Comment: Thank you for a great selection of crafty goodies! I was really happy to see an embossing folder. I'm always looking for new ones and they are hard to find in the stores around here.
Response: You are so welcome!! I'm glad you enjoyed everything...your profile was fun to read, and I tried to stay close to what I thought you would enjoy. So glad the embossing folder will come in handy. :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much, I am reading through the journal, I just received, thanks for all the extras, and the extras for Layla we will be using what you sent tomorrow. Have a Happy Easter, and Happy St Pat's Day!!! xoxo always a pleasure swapping with you
Response: You are so welcome my friend :) I'm so glad you and Layla will enjoy the goodies. Wishing you the happiest of Easters and St. Paddy's day! xoxoxo
Comment: Thank you. I agree so much going on ...I like to focus on peace or at least try to. All we can do is keep positive and pray. Have a happy Easter
Response: You are so welcome sweety - I love focusing on peace as well...especially in these difficult times. you are of course right - keeping positive and prayer are key. Happy Easter to you, too! (I'll be mailing your smash journal tomorrow via flat rate - had to get my paycheck. lol)
Comment: Dina, Dina, Dina!!!!! Thank you for the GREAT books! These look like so much fun. You're the greatest!!! Thanks for the wonderful die cuts, too! It seems as though I can never have too many. I will use these little bad boys up!!
Response: ROFL - I just read this in Cary Grant's voice..You are so welcome my friend. xoxox
Comment: Hi Dina! Thank you for all the fun goodies! You did Make my Day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hi sweety! I'm SO glad you enjoyed your goodies :) I love these sorts of swaps. Such a blast to try and put something together for folks to open and enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to rate and for the heart!
Comment: A swap bot glitch will not allow me to leave a headt, but I would if I could! What a cute little book you created! Love the foreign stamps and the pretty doily too! Thanks so much!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad to hear it arrived. That is a slooooooow moving delivery. lol Thank you for the sweet words, I appreciate it, since this was my first one. Thank you for the 5 (and intention of a heart) lol Happy Friday
Comment: What an admirable resolution. One that will be, I think, easier to accomplish than the typical "go to the gym" ones.
Response: Thank you, I appreciate your kind words. :) I loved the "Pay it forward" movement of a few years ago, and seems like a wonderful time to kick it back into gear. Thank you for the heart and rating!
Thank you for the wonderful items and yes i too enjoy happy mail at this time of the year an excuse to sit and stop and open mail.
Response: Hi back! I'm so glad you enjoyed the goodies I sent. It's always fun to put these type of swaps together. Thank YOU so much for taking time to rate and for the heart, I appreciate it a ton. :)
Comment: I love the Mickey stickers! Thank you 📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
Response: Wonderful!!!! It was actually funny..I thought I had a ton of holiday stickers, and when I went to put these all together..it was a big nope. lol I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Several things: the washi on the envelope is GORGEOUS, on of my favorites of all I've seen; I adore Mary Englebreit so the little card is perfect; your card is beautiful; BUT my most favorite part of all is your son's delightful Rudolph on the envelope. That is going on my wall of cheer along with the rest of the Christmas cards. Please tell your little guy thank you and Merry Christmas! If he ever wants to share any more art I would adore receiving it. Children's pictures are the bestest thing of all! :)
Response: AWWWWW!!! What a sweetheart thing to day about Rudolph! I'm so glad you enjoyed his addition to the envelope :) Your comments made he and I both smile a HUGE holiday smile. Thank you so much for your kind words, rating and heart. I wish you the very Merriest of Christmas' and a very Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks for taking the time to read my profile and sending me such great goodies from my list! Your ATC cards are beautiful and I really enjoyed those :) Have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: YAYYYY!!! I'm SO glad to hear that you enjoyed it. You are quite literally the very 1st one I've ever made, and you have given me confidence to give it another shot in the future. lol Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you for the rating and the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi and chocolate tea, canâ€™t wait to try it.
Response: You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy the tea, I found it and thought hmmmm...nice combination. If you like your tea a deeper flavor, I found with this particular one you want to let it seep for a bit longer than usual. Thank YOU for the heart and the rating, I greatly appreciate it.
Comment: Hi Dina - Love your ATC creations. I'm fairly new to ATC's too. I'm having a hard time with the collage look you do so well. Thanks for the 3 of heart cards!!
Response: Yayyy!! I'm so glad, truly glad, that you like them. As you said, I'm pretty new and still feeling my way around it. lol You are a sweetheart to say I'm doing it well - totally made my day. Glad you dug the 3 of heart cards...I thought I'd have more, but for whatever reason I didn't. lol Happy weekend, and thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: I'm so slow at checking my mail! This swap was great fun to open! Thanks for all the lovely randomness you sent my way!
Response: YAYYYY!!!!! I'm so glad you got it, and enjoyed what I sent. NOO worries on being slow checking your mail - you have much more control than I do - on my drive home every night I'm itching for happy mail. LOL Thank you for the rating and heart, I greatly appreciate it.
Comment: Dina, thanks for the very pretty fairy coach for Cinderella postcard. It is an especially pretty and both realistic and surrounded by fairy tale glimmer. It is one of the prettiest pictures of the carriage that I have seen.
Response: Hi Peggy, I'm glad you liked it as much as I did. I've never been lucky enough to see a production of Cinderella, but WOW would love to because, as you said, it was a beautiful set. Thank you so much for the rating and heart, I appreciate it a TON!
Comment: I love the black and white PC. Thank you! I donâ€™t see movies in the theater often, so no plans to see the new Thor as of yet. Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll see it when it comes out on dvd. Ive got a teenage boy in the house, so we will definitely have to eventually! ;)
Response: Yayyy!!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. With my teenage son in the house (and his Geek Mom) we are surely going to see Thor. LOL Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, and thank you so much for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks so much Dina for all the interesting bits of craftiness! I'm thinking I need to move those marigold seeds to a ziploc, so I can use the packet before next spring. :)
Response: Awesome! I'm so glad you received it, and you enjoyed the goodies inside. Excellent idea on the seeds - I didn't even think of that. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
Comment: The color blue is the best choice! I work a lot with colors too, and blue is one those colors I work with a lot. Thanks for the beautiful selection of blue washis - I love them all and looking forward to using them in my next project! ðŸ¤—
Response: YAYYY!!! I'm so glad you like them, too. i was looking and looking...and blue just kept calling out to me to send. lol Enjoy! Thank YOU for the rating and the heart, I appreciate it a ton!
Comment: HI Miss Thang! Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies! Your notecard is mindblowing! Cascading Crystals! Whoa! Wow, you sent such a nice party mix! Thank you ever so much.
BTW, you sent me a envie in Jul filled with positive quotes. One day, I was needing a push to call the local radio show and do some schstick so I pulled out one of your quotes which read "I am going to succeed because I am crazy enough to think i can" That quote was enough courage to call into the radio show! And I also keep your quotes right here on my desk. I thought you'd get a kick out of that story.
Response: ROFL ROFL - you are hilarious and awesome in case you haven't heard that today (which I'm guessing you have!) Thank you so much for the sweet comments rating and heart - I LOVE that you found a way to use the positive quotes - you just made my heart happy with that story. Keep on keeping on girl. Happy weekend!
Comment: Dina, thank you so much for this lovely package filled with items you knew I would enjoy! The combination of postcards, pink, and Halloween is great. I especially loved the envie decorated with kitties and pumpkins--perfect for the season!
Response: AWESOME!!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it - it was a blast to put these together :) Thank you so much for the kind words, rating and heart. Hope you have a wonderful week
Comment: A HUGE Thank you, what a great gift to receive, your journal was bursting with the Word and very well put together. I am still a little new to this, I wish I can give you more hearts <3 <3 God's blessings upon you and your mom, and family I cannot wait to start reading, I hope yo start reading it Oct 31st in time for the holidays lots of love to you
Response: YAYYYY!!! PHEW! I'm so glad you liked it, I'm new to this myself. I know it was one of the most interesting and AWESOME swaps I've done to date. What a blessing it was to work through the Word and "gussy" it up with things. You are sweet for saying the wonderful things you did.. Much love to you too. xoxo
Comment: I love the theme!! (Things that start with U)... so creative! And thanks for the extra bits! ðŸ˜Š
Response: Yayy!!!! I'm so glad you like it - I can't take credit for the idea - another swapper has done alphabet ones before. I, too, thought it was a cool idea. Have fun and thank YOU for the rating and heart.
Comment: thank you for sending me the lovely tea time deco book. I kind of want to dress up and have a tea party now! haha.
thanks also for the small paper pieces, they'll be useful for making decos. :) OH! And all the stamps too!
Response: Yayy!! I'm glad you liked it as much as I do and enjoyed the extra little goodies. Have a blast, and thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you I really needed to read the verses u chose for me today. I will be hosting a bunch more bible verses and yes, I will host some on index cards too. I am thinking a new swap series for index cards starting with Genesis?
Response: Hi doll - glad you liked the verses, and they touched you most when you needed them :) YES YES YES index cards through the Bible pppppllllllease!!! Hope you have a great weekend :)
Comment: I got my package today!!!! Thank you so much for all the goodies! WOW! I didn't understand it the way you did:( I hope you didn't get mineðŸ˜“ But thankeep you, you really did beyond expectations! Love itâ¤!
Response: WOOOHOO!!! Glad it got there - and I'm very greatful that you like the goodies and gave me the chance to right my wrong. Thank you for the rating and heart. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for your answers I will reflect on them an message you back. I was having a bit of a problem with this study, I will contact your and my partner for more insight if you don't mind
Response: I would be thrilled to speak back and forth about this and any Bible study - it thrills me to get back into the word more. :) Please feel free to give me a holler anytime. Hugs, dina
Comment: Thank you for the neat variety of things you sent! :D I especially loved the Smiles To Go, though my children were super enthusiastic about the stickers so I had to share. :) Everything was something I could use and enjoyed so thank you very much!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything, and that your kiddos liked the stickers, too. The smiles for miles were something I happened upon years ago when I was a volunteer for Soldier's Angels. I'm glad you think they are as neat as I do. I appreciate the rating and the heart!
Comment: Pretty good for being a newbie! You might consider joining my Technique Tuesday ATC swap to learn new processes.
Response: AHHHHHH!! Thank you thank you for the feedback. You are right, as a newbie I am questioning my choices. I appreciate the fact that you were kind enough to give me a 5 AND a heart. :) I would love to join your Technique Tuesday ATC swap. Will look for it.
Comment: Thanks for the envelope of goodies. I am eager to try the chalkboard labels. the coloring card presents quite a challenge. Love the zentangled design on it.
Response: Yayyy!! I'm so glad you liked it. Let me know how the labels go - I only found the ones I sent you, but have been curious how they work, especially if I don't want the stuff coming off. Have a great weekend!
Comment: What a wonderful package to come home too after my travels. I got home last night and I have saved your envelopes till a day/time I feel i need a pick me up. Thank you so very much! Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Response: YAYYYY!!! It was so much fun to put together, I'm glad it gave you enjoyment to open it. Happy Memorial Day weekend to you as well :) Dina
Comment: Hi Dina, Thanks so much for all the random stuff you sent. I had fun looking at everything! The handmade card is lovely and gives me ideas for doing something like that. I'm really enjoying swapping and sharing.
Have a great Spring! - Carolyn
Response: Yay!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it all. I love doing this, and have to really step up my game - so much talent in this group. Happy Easter!