Comment: I got your envelope on Friday (thank you - nice assortment of backgrounds to challenge me!) and got right to work on finishing them on Saturday - but I think I lost the envelope with your address! I'm going to take another look, but can you PM it to me just in case?
Comment: Thank you for the bags! I have signed one of them previously, maybe next time you can double check not to send your partner bags that has already been signed by them. 😊
Response: I do apologize for that. I really do try to make sure to check but I really didn’t have much of a choice. Otherwise I would have sent bags back to the person that started the bag. I didn’t want to start another bag because I already have a few out there that I’ve started in the first round and a few new ones since then because of the same reason...either the person I had already signed it or because I would have been sending to someone that started the bag. I believe Phenyx mentioned that there might be repeats depending on how many people sign up for it. I will send her a message because in this next round #5, I’m faced with the same issue again. I have you and her again and you both have had the bags before. One of them will be a homer. We’ll work through it.😁
Comment: What a beautiful ICAD I just received from you! Your background is wonderful - love the colors and the layers you created. Perfect sentiment and love the two sisters die cut you used. Thanks for a really fun swap!
Comment: Hi Tonia! This ATC is just plain lovely! I'm crazy for the sweet appliques you used and the cute pink stitching--also love that little ecru doily peeking out from behind the birdcage. Such a beautiful, cohesive design. Thanks so much for joining the swap and for sending such a pretty ATC.
Comment: Thank you for your journal. I enjoyed perusing it albeit carefully. Some of the pages where you used a puffy type painting pen were stuck together and had to be gently coaxed apart. Maybe the high temperatures while it traveled glued them shut? Anyway it was nice to read about life in your neighborhood. Thank you for sharing l
Comment: What an adorable envelope flip book! I love it! Your “kindness” theme was so sweet. I love all the great surprises in the pockets you added, too! I’m sure I will be using them. And your own pattern of coin envelope came out perfect! I have the WAMK pocket punch board & the pockets are nothing like yours (which I really like). Thank you for such a great swap! ❤️
Comment: I love the envelope of texture! ANd the envelopes you included are the most beautiful I have ever seen. You take great pics, the clouds entranced me the most. The flowers are so pretty and thanks for the tape!
Comment: Terrific Tonia! These Two envies were so awesome to receive, thank you! I received the first one with postcards last week, and today was the envies! These are fabulous too - you're a great envie-artist! Love the variety of styles and sizes too! I feel lucky to have these and will be using them very stingily! LOL! Thanks for sharing them with lil ol' me! You're the best!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful puzzle piece. The background is super cool. I am really enjoying this puzzle collaboration swap and can't wait to see the completed puzzle from all my creative partners. See you in the swaps again soon! 😀
Comment: I received both postcards per your message. I will send the one home in the next day or two. Thank you so much for the pretty birthday card you enclosed for me! ❤ That was a really nice surprise and easy so thoughtful of you. 😊💙🌸
Comment: Oh they are SOOOO adorable. Thank you for the envelopes and the chia tea. I have been making iced tea with all the tea bags. Doesnt iced chai sound refreshing?
Response: Mmm good! I just had some tonight from Starbucks but it was warm. Next time I’ll try it iced. I get mine with Almond milk when I get it from Starbucks. Tomorrow maybe I’ll make some iced Chai tea.
Comment: Omg Tonia , You really outdid yourself with this swap..!! I LOVE the watercolor postcards... It was extra amazing.. I have never seen or heard of them before and the ampersand is just my style ... Thank you sooooooo much :)
Response: I’m glad you liked it. Have a great weekend!
Comment: I am so much a fan of zettiology now that I by mistake thought I had joined a zentangle swap. Lol I didnt have a clue but I learned and it has turned out to be 1 of the coolest swaps ever I love what you sent me too cool. Thank you so much. I am going to keep my eye out for more of these I think
Comment: Thanks for the selection found a couple keepers. I absolutely love the one you made for me.I like texture and the net
No we did not Watermelon Jubilee at all. too dsng jot and humid. Didn't even see the parade. This old lady just can't take the heat.
Comment: Hi Tonia! Wow...this is such a pretty ICAD! Love all the glittering elements, the tiny doily and that sweet butterfy. Also love the quote, part of, 'Be the change you wish to see in the world.' That one's always been one of my favorites. I can tell how much work you put in on this and I thank you for making something special for me! p.s. Thank you for the neat origami papers!
Comment: Don't forget those plain circle stickers! They can be a "background" so you can slap another sticker a little off to the side on them and make and make an accent of them! =) I love doing that on my planner! =D
Comment: Wow!! Both pages are amazing!! I love the feel of the pages - gelli printing just adds so much to the texture of paper! Both pages are so different and yet so gorgeous - thank you for spoiling me!!
Comment: Great puzzle piece! (I am glad you taped it in because the entire bottom of the envelope was open.) Thank you! :)
Response: Oh No! I’m glad I did too. Normally I put packing tape on all my non machinable mail but I guess I didn’t that time. I wonder what is actually done to mail between the time we drop it off and the time the person gets it, I received some swap mail last week that was partially opened. 😲
Comment: A beautifully created card! Reminds me of my daughter! I cannot imagine a more perfect card for this swap! Love all the gears that cute sun in cloud! And the tags I will use one today in a swap! Thanks for everything
Response: I’m glad you liked it. I like making ATCs. When you get a chance may you take a picture of it and send it to me? I forgot to take a picture of it. Thanks a bunch! I’ll send you my email.
Comment: Thanks for the sticker bags, Tonia! I'm a bit confused by the air mail stickers bag, because most of the "stickers" in it are just print-outs... but okay :D I'll pass it on regardless!! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you SO SO much for the beautiful envelopes! I loved each and every one of them, especially the bonus tiny ones! You’ve made such happy little envelopes and I can’t wait to share that feelings with others as I go using them. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for sending stamps.
BUT, when you cut out the stamps, PLEASE take more paper around the stamps. Now you send me damaged stamps.
Response: Hello AnneliesV, I will pm you to get clarification on what you meant. In your comment did you mean to say leave more paper around the stamp? A lot of the stamps I sent in this swap were from other swaps. I just want clarification because I’ve never received any complaints in the past. Thanks a bunch!
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. luv the texture and color combo. I guess we better start albums just for each other's ATC s. lol Thanks for the offer of back grounds but I am doing the same thing.
in the summer I make and mount backgrounds and make extra atcs.thanx tho'
Comment: That's a lovely, clever piece you made - I like the colors of the teal on the native envie color. I have to admit I was a bit stumped by this supply, but your piece is inspiring. Thank you.
Response: LOL, I think we all were a little stump by what the supply was. I sent a message thinking something was missing. After finding out that the banker coin envelope was the supply I got my brain a turning to come up with something creative. It was fun! I'm hoping to do another swap like that one again.
Comment: Thank you so much! I LOVE the samples you sent! Thank you, thank you,thank you! I'm especially excited about the ATC stuff you sent! I've never made one before, but when I do, the pouch you sent will be its new home! <3
Comment: Received the other seeds today. Thank you so much. Esp. for being honest. honesty and kindness goes a long way, right? Thank you for the extra pack. I can't wait to start my garden. Which will be may 13th, after frost is all gone. Where do you get recycled paper? Thank you for the piece on Of Te Earth. I enjoyed it !
Response: Yes, it does. I’ve been waiting to plant too so I bought some seed starter pots to get my seeds going. I get the seeded paper off of Amazon. Take Care!
Comment: Thanks for the sticker bags and origami paper! Wait until you see the pattern on the envelope I sent. heehee! You'll want to check the signers on your sticker bags in the future because I already signed 1 of them.
Response: Hi, now you have me in suspense. Lol. I will double check the next time to be sure. Most times I go on and take and add to and prepare the bags for the next round then just wait to see who to send to. For future reference, if I’m assigned to a partner who has already had the bag, do I just start a new bag and then wait to send the other bag in another round? This has happened to me in another Swap where I had received the same item twice. I guess that will have to be a question that I ask the coordinator whenever it occurs. Have a great evening! I can’t wait to see the envelope.
Comment: LOL! What a great card, I just love it. I thought I was funny putting a pumpkin seed on my first one, but yours is the best, thank you. :D
Response: 😝 I was hoping you liked it. I had quite a few things on my craft space. I thought those things that I added would be the most fun. The dum dum came front my Art Snack box that I subscribe to every month. The mint was from a bag of soft mints I bought from Hobby Lobby and there was one left on my craft desk.
Comment: Thanks, I love all the glittery elements you added! I hadn't considered a gift and bow idea. The ribbon, sticker strips and gold embellishments are fun extras.Have a sparkly rest of your week!
Comment: Thank you for the amazing cards. The capitol building I believe is the Nation - Washington DC reprint - which is great! Have never seen a magnetic Large letter card before like the North Carolina you sent. Love it!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely swap. I’m like you are, it’s so cool to see what other people have and love to share! I am alway so amazed at how many different washi tapes there are. BTW I don’t have any of the washi you sent. Thanks again😊
Comment: Oh my! This ATC really makes me happy! I love it! Thank you so much for adding this bit of whimsical soul to my life - and thank you also for the starter kit. What a cool idea! Wonderful swap!
Comment: Lovely postcard. I have joined the next round in April so will pass along. Thank-you so much for the Georgia car decal. I did not have that one, i so appreciate you looking at my profile. I am so happy to get this. Your swap is awesome.
Response: Well, I’m glad I sent that one. I almost sent a different decal...S.O.B South Of The Border...South Carolina.😀
Comment: Dear Tonia, thank you very much for your lovely envelope full with happiness. Such a colorful envelope. Also the goodies. Thank you it really made me happy to recieve it! thanks for join my swap, love Jill
Comment: Thanks for your fab pop Tarts box-pc, they're yummy ♡ In Finland the Cinnamon rolls are probably most common sweet pastry. Sweet stuff isn't a thing for breakfast really in here, kids might have chocolate cereal or put some marmalade on toast ;) Cheers!
Comment: OMG Tonia, your birdcage ATC came out adorable, thanks so much for making it for me. Also, what a wonderful surprise sending me a extra one to make, so thoughtful. Have a great day today, AnnaL.
Comment: HoWdY neighbor did you realize you sent to someone JUST north of you???? I really like the "transformation" ATC love the added silver butterfly ......and I love also the "started" cards....great backgrounds... and the washi..... GREAT swap..... and my partner was just a bit more north in McKinney..... all of us close to Dallas gals. Thanks for a great swap!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely decorated envelope and note cards! I have lived in Houston since I was 3 months old. My parents were from the south but had gone to Michigan for jobs. I was born there but they heard of work in Texas which was warmer so they packed me up and we were off to Houston. I've been here ever since. I love Texas!
Comment: Beautiful artwork!!! After working this long week I really really wish this bottle of wine was real! Thank you so much!!! Raeford is right down the street from where I work! It’s a small world!
Comment: I finally received this swap on Sat. Don't know why it took so long to get here. I like your PC a lot and it is an interesting base for a collaboration.
Response: Maybe because of the weather in certain areas. I believe I saw posted on the Postal service website that mail is delayed in certain areas due to all the snow and ice. So, maybe that's the case. I have been receiving mail late too.
Comment: Wow, this is the USPS at its worst! I see this is postmarked Dec 27, and I JUST got it TODAY! This is why I wait a long time before worrying if something is "missing." Anyway, thank you very much for your lovely Christmas letter. I hope your 2019 is going well so far!
Response: IKR...lol. I had to contact someone to let them know why I hadn’t rated them. Waiting on the postal system. I’m still receiving stuff from mid December. I hope you have a great New New Year too.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card! I am doing what I want to do: relax! I have 3 days off, and I am only spending a few of those hours with family, the rest of the time is me time. Happy 2019!
Comment: Hi Tonia! Thank you so much for your Christmas Movie List! I actually haven't seen a lot you've mentioned, so I can't wait to start watching them! I hope you have a very lovely Christmas and a Happy 2019!
Comment: I love this package. The beautiful ATC's, The washi ornaments are amazing! thanks for the extras too. Did you make the blue one? Is it shrinky dinks? Thanks a million for all the goodies. Happy Holidays
Response: No problem! I’m glad you like it. The washi ornaments was like a last minute idea because I was experimenting with toner sheets. Yes, I made the blue one with Shrinky Dink. I shouldn’t have never discovered that stuff...lol. I call it baked art. Happy Holidays to you too!