Comment: Thank you for the lovely ornaments! They're so nicely made! I appreciate that you sent four. I used them to decorate my kitchen. :-) Happy swapping and Merry Christmas! P. S. I love your little swap cards.
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart, and for your kind words...it was such a pleasure to make the ornaments for you...wishing you happy holidays too!
Comment: Great tag! She kind of reminds me of my mother when she was young(with out the crown of course!)-Like all the bling with the pencil markings! Thanks also for the great Halloween tags-I will certainly use those. I've already used the wax seal and sticker that was part of your packaging in my junk journal. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you, Georgene, I'm so glad you liked the tag! I haven't done anything like that before, so am glad it came out as something you like...I appreciate you good rating and the heart--Thanks!
Comment: Frogs! I LOVE frogs! My favorites are the tiny spring peepers ;+) This is such a fun design with the frog paper and images--I'm crazy for the one on the 'back' of the wallet with the celebrating frogs jumping around; is that a rubber stamp? Loved the enclosures as well, especially the embossed papers with the birds on them. What a wonderful swap--thank you!
Response: Kristy, thank you for your great rating and heart....the pocket wallet was fun to make! The dancing frog image is an old Magenta stamp, my mom used to use it on Valentines...Thank you for hosting this swap!
Comment: Kathy- This is absolutely beautiful!! I love that you added beading to the circles. The colors are pleasing and it's just so pretty. Thank you! You are very talented!
Response: Thank you, Valerie! I had a lot of fun stitching this, and just played with different ideas...I feel less "comfortable" with free style stitching, so am grateful that you like it...thank you for the 5 and heart!
Comment: Kathy, I love the card you made for me! Once again, I liked how yours turned out much better than mine though I used the glaze she had in the tutorial rather than the floor wax. I found the technique a bit messy as well, but would definitely try again. I also tried one sample using Mod Podge, but the glaze worked better. Thanks for the happy mail! 😃
Response: Hey, Michele, thanks...this was a tricky new technique, and I didn't love it, but it's worth trying...thank you for your kind words and good rating...
Comment: OMG! Tooooo cute! Such beautiful work. I wish I could turn them into earrings, but they are too long - gives me an idea for the small paper clips (lol)...always thinking.... Anyway, I love the pretty paper clips you made for me. Thank you so much! ❤️
Response: Jan, what a great idea to make these into earrings with the smaller paperclips...easy to do, and you can make them to go with absolutely any outfit, given all the colors of scrapbook paper...glad you liked the ones I sent, and thank you so much for the heart and the great rating!
Comment: Oh Kathy, I love my "medicated Twinkie" and the story that went with it. I'm going to keep it in the drawer with my pills. It will increase my happiness level for sure! I also love the sparkly lime green bag. Your swap cards are so cool, they are like a gift by themselves. I really appreciate the green heart on the envie, too. Thanks so much for everything!
Response: Hi Jo,
so glad you liked the Twinkie! LOL! Thank you so much for the heart and the five, I'm always happy when I get to swap with you!
Comment: I know I am in for a treat when I see your name on the envelope and this time was no exception! 😃 Thank you sooooo much for the happy mail you sent. I love the ATC you made for me. I love quotes and the weaving you did was amazing not to mention the technique you used for the backgrounds was awesome. And the little leaf stamps are so cute. I can't wait to use them and the other extras you sent too! Wish I could give you more hearts! 😍
Response: Love swapping with you, Michele! So happy you were happy with the ATC, I enjoyed finding something new to try and was pretty happy with the results....thank you for the heart and five!
Comment: Wow Kathy!! What a pretty mini pocket letter!! It is one of the nicest ones I've ever gotten on here; just love it=) Thank you for the goodies, too, the little butterflies are just adorable. Have never heard of that company before. Your mail was really up-lifting; thank you!! Oh, and yes, I am familiar with Grandview; it is not overly far from Yakima. Small world....
Response: Collette, thank you for your nice comments and great rating with heart! I'm delighted that you liked the pocket letter--I had such fun making each ATC! Thank you so much for hosting the swap!
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for the beautifully embossed greeting card, Kathy! It's so rich and elegant; I'll be sending it to someone really special if I can let go of it. I appreciate the extra embellishment coins as well, something I don't have, which is hard to do because I have so much stuff...hahaa! I wish I could give you two hearts.
Response: Dorothy, I'm very happy you liked the card...it was fun to make, and fun to try an old technique again... Glad you like the little coins, too! Thank you for the great rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap. The green heart on the envie made me smile, as did the stitched bird (in my fave colors), the felt flowers, buttons and tags., and your nice note. You made my day!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the little bird coin...I love felt, and how easy it is to die cut, it was fun making all the little buttons & bits for you...thank you so much for the good rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for such fun happy mail! 😃 Everything from the stamps you used down to all the fun extras and having two beautiful swaps in one package - the fun just kept coming - lol! See you in the swaps again soon! 🙂
Response: Thank you for the five and heart! I'm so glad you liked the swap package!
Comment: Thank you for hosting such a fun swap - I love learning new techniques! The card you made for me was so cute! Her fairy wings did great through the mail! Your background turned out a lot better than mine did. I used a baggie and my backgrounds have more of a marbled look and yours are more sphere-like. Did you use a baggie for the technique or something else? Anyway, thank you for my happy mail! 😃
Response: Michele, thank you for your comments, and for the great rating! I'm enjoying the group swaps a lot!
Comment: Thank you so much for sending the pocket letter so quickly! I think it was wonderful!! I can't believe you put the wax in there - I loved it! I should be getting mine out very soon - It's been hard for me to not be a perfectionist over it. Thanks again for doing this swap!!
Response: Elizabeth, thank you for the heart and 5 rating! I'm glad you wanted to swap pocket letters, I had a great time making that one, and finding goodies for you!
Comment: Hi Kathy, Thank you for the awesome swap and extra goodies, your kindness touched me. I love the puffy heart with real stitching! I'm sorry for your great loss as well. My brother left this world in March, 6 days after my kitty. I also enjoyed your letter, hope we swap again soon. Happy springtime!
Response: Bonnie, thanks so much for the good rating, the heart and your positive words...loss is an ongoing heartache, but it does diminish slowly...I wish you peace as well.
Comment: Where should I begin with rating this swap!! Everything is so nice, beautiful, thoughtful...it makes me happy just thinking about all of it! I absolutely LOVE the earrings, I get lots of compliments on them, they fit my hair perfectly :D And just now I got your papercraft, which is awesome! I never thought of making a notepad cover myself. I love the colors and the cheery inside, and now I won't have to use scraps of envelopes anymore for my shopping lists :D The nesting boxes are great too, what a genius thing to send them folded flat! All kinds of mailing options have opened themselves up to me lol. And the ornament....I teared up a little, because it's so thoughtful and nice. Thank you so much for another amazing swap, the love and friendship! <3 <3 <3
Response: So glad you liked it all, Annejo...I very much enjoy our swaps, it's fun to find/make things I think you will like...Thank you for your friendship, love & support!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and the sweet little kraft paper Christmas tree. And your heartfelt note -- right there with you! I hope your holidays are filled with love and joy and beautiful family memories. I always enjoy swapping with you and hope to do more of it in the New Year. Peace.
Response: Thank you for the great rating & heart, and for your words... Happy Christmas and winter holidays to you, too!
Comment: Thank you so much for such an amazing package! You can make your own decals? How cool! My car would be covered! Haha. Love the one you made me-very important to me! The planner stickers are great-can't wait to use them! And last but defiantly not least.. The needle book and scissor holder (omg it took me way too long to spell scissor correctly ðŸ˜³) are just perfect! GORGEOUS!!! Thank you thank you thank you
Response: You are welcome, I'm happy that you were pleased with this swap. Thanks for the great rating!
Comment: I think your butterfly box is so very cute. I love that you used new techniques. But I understand the anxiety when you have some thing you are already liking. Thank you so very much for swapping with me.
Response: Thank you for hosting a great swap! I appreciate your feedback and rating...
Comment: Oh Kathy....I don't know what to say....I think this is the most wonderful gift I have ever received. It is so perfect, it's like you read my mind and made a piece of jewelry from my dreams! And it's so special because you made it for me!!!!! I love it so much! I have no words to properly thank you! And the matching earrings! Did I mention how much I love that curly pattern? <3 And all the other goodies!!! The notecards and washi tape and the adorable heart box! And thank you for sending me the envelope board! I am overwhelmed.....thank you so much... <3 <3 <3
Response: I'm just thrilled that you liked the bracelet & earrings...it was fun to make them for you...thank you for your friendship, and this rating...
Comment: What a lovely package to receive, thank you SO much!ðŸ˜€ðŸ‘
I love the cards, they are so uncluttered and elegant and I do look forward to sending them to people. Except for the Follow your own star one, that it going up on the wall where I can see it every day!
Thank you also for the lovely papers, one of which is going into a project I am working on right now.
Happy Swapping and ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–
Response: Anni, thank you much for your kind words and good rating--I'm happy you liked the cards, and am flattered that you want to keep one for yourself...Have a wonderful summer!
Comment: Thank you Kathy for the lovely surprise waiting my homecoming =o) Your handiwork is very pretty. The Nat Geo pages are cool...I would love directions. Best of all was your lovely note...I really enjoyed your story. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for your rating & heart...hope you had a wonderful trip!
Comment: Oh Kathy, everything is so LOVELY! I just want to hold everything and look at its awesomeness! I love the Idea-ology things with the words and the metal. And you found Loki washi tape :D And the beautiful heart stamp, and the flowers, and the stickers... and and!! All those goodies! Every item is just perfect, the color, the style; I've put it all in a special box <3 Now I can use one of the masks to calm down a little lol! <33333
Response: I am way behind on responding to ratings! So sorry! I'm happy that you liked the craft supplies I picked out for you...Thank you very much for the rating, the heart and most of all, for your friendship. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: HI Kathy, Thanks so much for the very nice traveling journal. It will be used in Sept as I am going to Disney World in Florida for the first time with hubby, and daughters family and my granddaughter! I also enjoy the challenge of the mystery supply swaps. Everyone is so creative. Have a great summer!
Response: Thank you for your comments and good rating, I am happy that you like the little book I made...Have a wonderful trip to Disney!
Comment: This is beautiful, and I love it! How in the world did you cut all those layers so perfectly? Yes, I am happy that you used my whole name, and not my nickname. I would not change a thing. Thank you so muchâ™¥
Response: I'm so glad you liked the bookmark! Thanks for offering to send this swap for me, for the good rating and heart, and for your prayers!
Comment: I think these cards are lovely! I love the blueish colors of the Create card and the picture of the boy on the bird is so cool! But my favorite is the You hold the Key side on the other card...I always loved books like The Secret Garden when I was young, because it was so exciting to think of adventure...unknown places hiding just behind the corner :-) Thank you! <3
Response: Thank you so much for the good rating! And, thank you so much for your kind words and friendship!
Comment: Oh, wow. The folio that arrived in my postbox this morning is so beautiful. Thank you very very very much! I absolutely love it and it so clearly has been made with love and care and skill. It will be a very precious place in which to keep memories. Thank you too for the poems -- I knew the Housman but the Brodsky was new to me and very much the kind of thing I like. I consider myself very fortunate to have had you as my partner.
Response: Betty,l thank you for your kind words, I am so pleased that you like the folio! And I'm glad you liked the poems, too--I think the high point of my college years was hearing Brodsky lecture and read his work one night in a crowded lecture hall.
Comment: It arrived! Woohoo! Thank you for the lovely envie and the long letter! The picture of the cake made me laugh, I've seen "I'm breaking up with you" cakes online and even though that's not funny in itself, the fact that it's on a cake amuses me a lot! And who doesn't want a nice cake after bad news? :D
Response: So glad the swap finally arrived! I'd been on tenterhooks waiting....and yes, I thought the cake/doughnut was the funniest thing...and not a bad likeness, either!
Comment: I love the dish! You can send me failed crafts every time ^_^ I'm also very excited about opening the other craft....but I guess I'll have to wait those two weeks until Valentines day awww....:D Thank you for another amazing swap, and all the extra goodies ^_^ You're the best! 17/02/2016 I am so LATE with this updated rating but that doesn't mean your beautiful desk art isn't absolutely AMAZING. It has everything I love! Thank you <3
Response: Thank you so much for swapping, Annejo! thank you for your rating and heart, and the kind words about the dish fail!
Comment: Love receiving your swaps! It starts with the great stamps you put on the envie, two I've never seen before. The envies you made are gorgeous, great sizes, sturdy and colorful. The oversized stickers are very fun too! Thank you again for a great swap â™¥
Comment: Love love love love love love love love love love! Is that clearish embossing powder? I need details!!!!!! =) Really, I love these cards so much. If I did not have a specific winter/christmas section in my collection this would go in the keeper part for sure!
Response: Thanks for your kind words, will send you details... And thanks so much for the great rating and heart...
Comment: Thank you for the holiday card and recipe. I love them. Got to try your recipe this Christmas. Never made a fruitcake before and I like them but always bought them. Thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you are in the "likes fruitcake" camp! These are lighter and less dense than traditional fruitcake, and have a nice taste with the coconut & macadamias.... Thank you for the good rating and heart!
Comment: I'm starting to believe in Jung's synchronicity...your envie arrived today too! :D I absolutely *love* the earrings! The small pop of color is so nice, and they're a perfect size! I can't wait to show them off. Thank you also for the letter and the stickers! <3
Response: I'm so pleased you like the earrings I chose for you...and it's quite a coincidence our packages arrived the same day again! thank you for the good rating and heart, I'm eager for us to swap again!
Comment: Well, as always, you sent me a phenomenal swap! The PL is gorgeous. I haven't quite figured out how you did the waves but they are stunning -- so much movement and visual texture. Love the use of the powdered watercolor! The quotes are wonderful and the stealth fish are delightful. All the goodies you included were above and beyond. I am so honored to have this PL in my collection. Thanks for another perfect swap. <3<3<3
Response: I'm super glad you liked this pocket letter--I had so much fun putting all the little bits together for the front of it--and I hoped you would like the quotes and other bits and pieces...thank you so much for swapping with me!
Comment: I am so excited about this swap. 12 no 13 little envelopes to open in advent. I love the envelopes you made - all of them out of different Christmas paper and sealed with a gold circle - they are so festive. Thank you
Response: Thank you for the five and heart--I am so glad you like the little envelopes...and hope you will like the washi inside, too! Thanks much for hosting this swap!
Comment: Oh Kathy, what an AMAZING package!! The box calender is so cool, and exactly the shade of green I love! And it has stripes *and* polka dots...I'm going to give it a special place on my desk! I now have my cross stitch stuff in a shopping bag, so that will be moved to the cute kitty bag ^_^ I'm very curious about the chocolate...but I'm going to save it for a bit :D Thank you so much!! <3 <3 <3
Response: Annejo, so glad you like the calendar, and that I got "your" shade of green right! Thank you so much for the rating and heart--hope you like the chocolate when you do have it.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! I'm going to try the mindfulness techniques and let you know how it went in my next letter... And the needle book is absolutely amazing! So beautiful! All those details! And the photo; aren't pets great :-D
Response: Thank you for your kind comments...and for swapping! I look forward to our next craft and letter exchange!
Comment: Thank you so much for this cute Pocket Letter. You have one problem with the ThoughtFulls: you'll never know what you have send ;-)
They are lovely. And the rabbit and the fox: did you made them yourself?
About my job and snailmail/swap bot swappers: there is 1 address where I deliver decorated envies, but I don't know from which group. And a couple of Postcrossers are also to be found in this area.
Also thanks for your nice letter!
Response: Jose', thank you for your kind words and good rating! I'm glad you liked the Pocket Letter, and glad it reached you safely... The rabbit and the fox were stamped and watercolored...I do always hope the ThoughtFulls are appropriate to the receiver, but as you say, I never know! Again, thank you!
Comment: Oh Kathy, this is such a beautiful card! I absolutely love it and the sentiment as well. Thank you so very much and for the little ladybug stickies too. I promise to let you know if the other one ever shows up. Thank you again ♥
Response: Brenda, I'm so glad you got the resend! And am very happy that you like the card, it was fun to make.... Thank you for the great rating and heart!
Comment: Holy cow! I am absolutely in awe of the lusciousness that is this pocket envelope! It's beautiful! I cannot stop looking at it! Thank you so much for swapping with me - you definitely got the short end of the stick, as I am definitely not as talented as you!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, Lucy--I'm so happy you liked the pocket envelope! I appreciate the heart and five! And, I'm very grateful to you for doing this swap with me...
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous little watercolor canvas block (haven't seen that format before) that you "color burst" for me. :) You achieved some beautiful patterns with your sprinkled powders. The flower and quote are lovely and overall it is very cheery and summery. I will put it in my art studio and it will be particularly nice to look at on cold winter Ohio days! Thanks to you I will now always have a spot of sunshine in my life. <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for your kind words and great rating, Dobie...I'm always delighted to have you as a partner...thanky ou for joinging this swap.
Comment: Thank you so much for this absolutely stunning pocket letter! I love the art and the collages and the theme, it's beautiful! And the goodies, oh my, that towel! And everything else! I wish I could give you more hearts for this <3
Response: Oh, Annejo, I am so happy you were pleased by this swap! I tried hard to find things you would like...thank you so much for the rating and heart, hope to swap again with you soon!
Comment: You do nice work, gooddog! :-) Thank you for sharing it with me. The climbing flower Monday embroidery is so pretty, and the towel you used is nice and heavy. Thank you!
Response: Whew! I am just getting back into embroidery after many years away...feel like a beginner, still. But I am very happy that you like the dish towel...thank you for your kind words and generous 5/â™¥ rating!
Comment: What a cool pocket letter! I love how you did the "glass" pocket, wow! And the tapes are great and the buttons are very inspiring! Did I mention the beautiful paper the pocket letter was in and the hearts "string"? Thank you so much! :D
Response: Annejo, I am delighted that you liked the pocket letter--it was a fun one to make, and definitely one of my favorites...happy to send it to you! Thank you so much for the five and the â™¥...swap with you again soon! ;)
Comment: Thank you so so very very much! I love the markers and can't wait to use them! Thank you for the extra Viva Decor pens!!! I am so excited to try all of them! I will swap with you again anytime!!!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Oh, Amber, I'm so pleased that you are happy with the pens...hope you enjoy them & get a lot of good use from them! Thanks for the swap, thanks for the great rating & hearts...my best to you & hope to swap again!!
Comment: Kathy. All I have to say is :O. Thank you so much for the package full of goodies. It was lovely working with you and I would not hesitate to swap with you in the future. Can't wait to get my Mixed Media on. :)
Response: I appreciate the opportunity to swap with you, and I very much appreciate your kind comments & the great rating...enjoy the art goodies!!
Comment: Nice pocket letter! I like your small swap card - great idea. I will look up your tutorial for the very cool raised flowers. Having the items in small envelopes made from fun paper is a nice touch. Thank you for all the wonderful goodies!
Response: AmyMarie, thanks so much for your kind words...glad you liked the pocket letter, and the pocket contents...thanks for the 5 rating & â™¥ !
Comment: Wow Kathy!! Thank you so so much!! I don't even know how to thank you, you are so generous and this was a true act of kindness. I can't thank you enough. I love every single beautiful stamp you sent. I can't wait to play with them!! This is the nicest thing i've ever received on swap-bot and i am truly thankful. These stamps have found a good home with me!! thank you thank you X a million!!! â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Glad you like the stamps I chose for you, Miranda--it was a pleasure swapping, and I wish you lots of fun! Thanks for the great rating, kind comment & heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely pocket letter! I love that you made it in blue AND stars! Wow! I just love it and all the star themed goodies you included for me. :)
Response: Shelia, I am so glad you like the pocket letter...I still feel uncertain at making them... It was fun coming up with the stars for the decoration and finding various star items for some of the pockets...
Comment: Thanks so much for the BEAUTIFUL embossed cards. That stamp is so intricate and gorgeous. I have a similar one and will have to emboss with it. Thanks for the extras as well.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, I do love that stamp, and use it for all kinds of cards & other backgrounds...I think the detailed ones look amazing embossed. Thank you for the great rating and heart...
Comment: Well Kathy I am glad you found this a challenge too. You cute card made me smile. Great opportunity to think outside the square and great fun. I also really loved the card you sent. All the best for the new year.
Response: Thank you for the heart and five rating, and for your kind words...wishing you well in the new year!
Comment: Where to begin! I love the cardinal card and quote - beautiful color work (do you use Copics?) The other two cards are cute - esp. the dancing Santas LOL. And the Harvey Milk ATC is wonderful. Thanks so much for everything! I hope we can swap many more times in 2015. <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for your friendship, and for the rating and heart...hoping many good things come your way in 2015...
Comment: Thank you, I received your card today. I am waiting to open my Christmas cards after Thanksgiving, so I am trying to behave and not peek!!! 11/29... Thank you Kathy, I love the Blue bird card and quote!! I hope you have a very merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks for the great (sight unseen!!) rating...hope you will like the card when you do open it in a couple of weeks... Best wishes for happy holidays to you & yours.
Comment: Oh My . . . what a lovely Christmas card. I will have to keep an eye out for that artist. And thank you for the note inside. It touched my heart. The little Cheers message and bunny card are delightful. And I hadn't received the Ray Charles postage stamp before. You hit it out of the ballpark! <3<3<3<3<3
Response: Dobie, I'm happy that you liked that card too..and that you liked the note & other bits & pieces....Those music stamps are great--I am "collecting them all!" LOL!
Comment: Thanks! I'm also unsure I understand what the H I'm doing. I've bought a book that I hope will help: Gelli Plate printing - mixed-media monoprinting without a press, by Joan Bess. From what I've seen I think I'll learn a lot :)
Response: Thanks for the great rating & heart, and the book recommendation!!
Comment: Love your bleed able tissue paper ATC. I have not done mine yet. But after seeing yours I am anxious to try it. Still hobbling a bit but will start therapy next week and that should help the hip. Thank you for asking.
Response: Hi Pat, Thanks for your nice comments, I enjoyed the technique, and was happy with the result...Best wishes in therapy--I always have found it helpful with my orthopedic issues...
Comment: Wow, love everything about this swap, right down to your Swap Card! The cards you made are painted so well and the quotes inspiring! Its hard to pick a favorite but "community of artists" and "stop overthinking" really hit home for me. I've never seen ATC envies like the ones you sent, very cool and your handmade card is stunning! Thank you so very much for a wonderful swap package!
Response: Oh, Brenda, I'm so happy you liked it all...You are such a good and thoughtful swapper, it's a pleasure to send you a nice packet...thank you for your kind words and the great rating & heart...
Comment: How nice to have you as my partner again after all this time! I love your pretty pink ATC! (Thx for the update on your mother - my AMD is s-l-o-w-l-y progressing, but I am grateful I can still see well enough to do my crafts.) Thx for asking and hugs to you, K...Terry (";)
Response: Yes, Terry, I was delighted to send to you...thank you for the good rating and heart--wishing you many more years of tolerable vision, and finally a cure for Mac D!
Comment: Dtbankyou so much, what an amazing group this is, well done you.
Response: Jane, thank you for the rating and the heart--I enjoy sending to other countries, though I do worry about swaps getting lost...Glad you had a good visit with your friends--hope to swap with you again soon!
Comment: THANK YOU - the journal card is PERFECT. I got a good chuckle with the owl card and the little girl does put a smile on my face just like my precious Nora Lynne. Thank you for being so creative and hosting this swap as I believe it is an awesome idea and will be making several more for gifts.
Response: Judy, thank you for the great rating and your kind words...I liked the swap idea too, though it didn't get a lot of traction....I may try it again later in the year...
Comment: This was without a doubt the most lovely package I have received through swapbot so far! I can't believe how beautiful everything is! Everything fits my profile so well! I love the envelopes, they're made SO well they look even better than bought ones! You deserve 5 hearts!
Response: I'm so glad the swap arrived safely! And doubly glad you were pleased with the envelopes & other items...I'm still happily looking through the scrap you sent me!
Comment: Kathy, I received the envie full of loveliness you sent for this swap. I thought the ATC was so well-done! I appreciate all the work that went into the layers and I really like how you juxtaposed the the soft feather against the hard flashing tape. What even is that, anyway? The ribbons you included are really beautiful as was the Punch Studio card you sent it all in. This package was the perfect example of why I like swapping. Thank you so much for everything! I loved all of it! Sue
Response: Sue, thank you for the generous rating and heart...I'm glad you liked the ATC, it really did come together out of leftover bits...flashing tape is an adhesive backed aluminum tape--fun to play with!!
Comment: Hi Kathy!! Oh my goodness!! What a WONDERFUL package!! The ATC butterfly is stunning! How did you do that? I have never seen anything like that. It is just beautiful! And I love the saying too. I can't wait to work on the cardmaking/quilting project. That is just beautiful! Thank you so very much for all the thought an effort you put into our swap. Funny that you are from Oregon, because I just had my best friend tell me she would like to move there!! "Oh No" I said to her! But, your beautiful coastline is calling her! :)
Thanks again, Kathy for making my day!! Swap bot is a great place to be, because of swappers like you! xxoo Shannon :)
Response: Shannon, thank you so much for your kind rating, it was fun putting those bits and pieces together for you...will send a PM about the process for the ATC...tell your friend our coastline is beautiful indeed, but rainy all winter long ;)
Comment: When I first opened the envelope I thought the butterfly was a die cut and then read what swap it was for, Wow-that is really pretty. Also appreciate the delicate and nice napkins you sent for my "crafting pleasure"and the lovely envelope for sent all the greatness-thanks for sharing and swapping!
Response: Georgene, I'm happy that you liked the ATC & napkins...thank you for your kind words and generous rating! Hope to swap with you again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend. Callie loved her wand toy, but went crazy over the chirping parrot. She didn't know where the sound came from, but then quickly figured it out and attempted to kill the toy for 45 minutes straight. I'm saving the rest of her goodies for later. My extra treats were a wonderful surprise - I must add Oregon to my bucket list- especially those spicy sweet Hot Tamales.
Response: Oh, thank goodness you got the second one! I am just sorry it took so long to reach you....glad your kitty likes the toys--I confess, I got an extra chirping parrot, and my dog Stella is very interested it it, though she doesn't get to actually play with it, just hears it sometimes...And do come to Oregon for a visit--it's a beautiful state...
Comment: Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly ATC card! It is beautiful!! You did a great job on your first SWAS swap!! The colors on the card are all my favorite and I love the little envelope you made! I'll have to try that myself!! Thank you so much for the great swap! I hope you have lots of fun in the SWAS group!
Response: Thank you for your compliments, welcome and great rating! I'm sure I will really enjoy being part of the SWAS group...
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card! It's errie how similar your use of the mystery supply follows along what I am doing- great minds think alike, huh? LOL- Anyway your work is wonderful and I hope you are having a lovely spring season :-) Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the feedback, heart and 5 rating--I'm hoping to see a picture of your work in the forum...Be well...
Comment: Thank you for such a fun swap package! You did a wonderful job with the resist technique, I loved the ATC. The McCalls catalog was a hoot, I think some of those designs are coming back in style! Thank you again for a lovely swap ♥
Response: Thanks for the great rating...I think some of those designs are making a comeback too....and funny to see "That Girl" modeling the styles...
Comment: OMG, I feel like a child on Christmas morning! Thank you for all the Cuttlebug folders, I am super excited about them and that was sooo kind of you! The envelopes are beautiful, I'd love to know your secret on the perfect pattern/cut, thank you so much for setting this trade and giving this newbie a chance!
Response: Thank you for the good rating and heart--I was happy to set up this swap with you...glad you can use those Cuttlebug folders!
Comment: What a lovely card using non-traditional colours! (Too bad I won't be able to use it for another 12 years! lol) Thx for the comments about AMD - I hope your mother has success with her treatments. (";)
Response: Terry, thank you for your kind words, and for your rating & heart...be well.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Feb ATC! It is so pretty. I would love to make one like it. Also the Jan. one a fabulous because I am pleased to get a complete set for the year. You are such an artist.
Response: Kirsten, thank you so much for your compliments! I'm glad you liked both ATCs! Thank you for the rating, and happy swaps to you!
Comment: In a word - WOW! Thank you so much! I can't believe how many cards you sent (and I already used a couple of them in this week's Project Life Spread!). Plus that envelope of embellishments was awesome! Thanks for being so generous!
Response: Thanks, Kimberly! I'm so glad you liked the Project Life cards...I have so much fun with them...also happy that the embellishments are to your liking...thank you for the five and the â™¥ !!
Comment: Kathy, I love the card you made for me!!!! This is a fun swap, I love learning something new. THank you for the wonderful ATC, and the Birds. Do you mind me asking where you got them. I would love to have more when I collage different items.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart! This was a particularly fun swap. Sent you a PM about the bird source...
Comment: Beautiful ATC. Thank you. I love the owls and will definitely enjoy adding them to a creation. I like your swap tag, very cute and it will be perfect as a magazine bookmark! Thanks again for a great swap.
Response: Judy, thank you for your rating and the heart, I really enjoyed making the ATCs for this swap, and think I'll be using this technique again!
Comment: Kathy, your atc is wonderful! I love the vintage look to it and the fish adds a great splash of color. Thank you! Also I LOVE the vintage die cuts you sent me. These are wonderful. Especially the one with the Shitzu dog as I have one myself. Thank you for a lovely envie of happy!
Response: Sheryl, Thank you for your compliments and rating... The book page is over 100 years old, copyright is 1910... and I'm glad you like the scrap, I have a lot of fun with that myself...
Comment: Hello and thank you so much for the adorable ATC. Tthe dog reminds me of the dog my high school boyfriend had. Rex. The package is just lovely too. Such a lovely ATC envelope and the extras... Thanks so much! XOXO
Response: Thank you, Angie! Glad you liked the ATC, I really enjoy collage ATC's, and of course, dogs are the best :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great package.You are so talented, and all the atc's are beautiful. The extra paper you sent, the envelope you made, the tag just wonderful. Where do you shop for your papers? And how did you make the cute little tag to go on the envelope? OMG, just amazing! Thank you.
Response: Thanks for your praise, I am so glad you liked the ATC's I picked for you...Thanks for swapping, this has been fun. :)
Comment: Oodles of fun in my surprise box today!Thank you everything. LOVE the itty bitty gingerbread men (any chance I could swap for more?) and the felted hearts which I assume you made? Thank you, thank you.
Response: Thanks for your kind words...glad you liked the "stuff"...will PM you re: the ginger men...
Comment: Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for the great ATC's! The sparkly brown and gold is just beautiful and of course I love the calico cat one! :) Thanks also for the cat images, love those also. Thanks for a great swap! :)
Comment: I really like your book and the goodies inside! I appreciate your letter, but know what the best part is? Knowing that someone else stressed over this swap! I'm sorry it caused you stress, but I'm glad I wasn't the only one that had issues with making the book. :) Sadly, that's what really made my day...knowing I wasn't alone (I always feel like I'm the only one who has difficulties with crafty swaps!)
Response: :) Glad to share your stress....and I'm happy that the book is done & in your hands...If I ever sign up for another mini book swap like this, hope I get to send to you!!! Thanks for the five & the â™¥.
Comment: Kathy, thanks for the lovely memory flowers ATC--your linking to the loss of my mother makes it extra special. I love the alcohol inked background papers you added as well. I love using alcohol inks in so many ways!
Response: Peggy, I am happy that you like the ATC, and the extra backgrounds I made... wishing you well.
Comment: Dear Kathy,
I love your ATC so much! The quote you picked for was just right (on the inside of the bloom card) and the quote on the ATC also fits perfectly with where I stand in life. I love the colors you used on the ATC and the composition.
Response: Thank you so much for the praise...the bloom cards are always a surprise, and I'm glad that everything was a good "fit" for you...Thanks for hosting the swap!
Comment: Thank you for a very beautiful card. The soft neutral colors, combined with metallic, embossing, and shimmer paint are amazing. You did a fantastic job coloring the Japanese Koi fish. Thanks for the beautiful pink satin ribbon. I will be using it very soon for a breast cancer survivor's project. Many thanks from my heart.
Comment: Love it! Especially the blue tape with the tiny flowers! Cute envelope too! 63 Thank you for the resend, even though I got the first one! Thank you for the extra trinkets! I love the envelope and the cupcake tape! <3
Response: I'm glad you got the resend--it sure got there faster than the original swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend I love both the cards I can't choose what one i like best I also LOVE the puppy dog stamps there wonderful thank you once again if I could give you more than one heart I would
Response: Yay, so glad it got there, Amy! thanks for the rating and the heart...
Comment: It's awesome, you are very talented. It is my first hand drawn ATC, that I have received. The extras were great too. Love the skeleton leaves. I would be most happy to swap with you again anytime. Thanks again Susan
Response: So glad you liked it...thanks for the heart.
Comment: I could tell as soon as I saw your user name that we probably had a lot in common! :) Thanks for the cool Masterboards. They will be fun to incorporate into other projects. The date on the postmark is beyond cool! And you were SO generous with the postage stamps. Some of them are real treasures. Wonderful swap! <3<3<3<3<3
Comment: Am I ever glad you were inspired to join TPD because your membership in the group gave me the opportunity to receive one of the most beautiful creations I've ever found in my mailbox! Honest to pieces, I'm framing this card and hanging it in my art room! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Thank you very much. :-)
Response: What kind feedback! Thank you so much...
Comment: I sincerely wish I could give you more hearts! I absolutely LOVED the card you created! I LOVED the bling you sent and I LOVED the papers you sent as well as the die cut flowers I even LOVED the envelope for the card!!! If you could send me a link for the tutorial on the card! I would ove to recreate it! It is just sooooo pretty! Thank you so much!! I am so lucky that I got you as my swap partner on this one!!!!! :) xoxoxoxoxo
I absolutely love that Kleenex stamp!! I musttttttt have oneeeee!! Lol where did you find that awesome stamp?? Both of the cards you sent are beautiful. I hope to be making cards a good as these before long.
Comment: Oh my goodness!! I have to tell you that those potholders are awesome, I love them and the ribbon!! I also love the tin you shipped everything in, pretty cool!! I was like "Oooo....someone sent me cookies" :) Thank you so much for everything, Lynda :))
Response: Glad you like the potholders...they are pretty heat-resistant and work well for me...I do like sending things in tins--fun to get & they protect contents well.
Comment: A very special swap... A perfect arc...both sides...just beautiful...a real star thank you so much... Thank you very much for the fibers and telling me where to find them...I am almost out of the first bit I loved using them...although not maybe as was intended.. How great of you ... How can I thank you
Response: I'm glad you liked the ATC, I don't feel "good" at making them, I've only made half a dozen or so. And it's great that the fibers I sent were the ones you liked--I have another packet of them in mint green. We could do a private swap if you like...
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful bookmark! I love that it's purple (one of my fav colors) and about hot cocoa! I loved all the extras you sent! That was a wonderful surprise! If I could give you more than one heart I would! Thanks again!
Comment: They're wonderful! I absolutely love them - especially the ingenious two-in-one! (The translations of Dostoyevsky that I like have loooots of endnotes, and it will make reading SO much easier.)
Comment: Yay! The package arrived! And I've been thinking my door needed a wreath. Now I've got many, many wreath ideas. And since I don't go into that kinda cross stitch much, but I make lotsa stuff for people, the pattern book will also be most useful. Thanks immensely!
Comment: Wow! Thanks for the 3 cds! Marvelous. I'm looking forward to giving them a listen on my drive to work tomorrow. (I'm already a fan of David Francey, Ruthie Foster and Martyn Joseph so I'm thinking I'll like the rest too.)
Comment: I'm so sorry it took me so long to rate you - I mistakenly thought that I already HAD. :) Thank you for a beautiful swap package - I LOVED the colorful skinny and the magnet is wonderful! :) Thanks again!
Comment: Wow, thanks for the very beautiful butterfly bookmark that you made for me, I really love it. Thanks also for the cute extras you threw in with it, everything was great! U deserve every bit of this heart and then some.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bookmark! I also love the fridge magnets, thank you for reading my profile. :) Thanks for a great swap! ............... http://www.flickr.com/photos/flufftail/3271017609/
Comment: Kathy thanks so much for my tea bag holders. You are very talented. Thanks for the chocolates also. A funny story about them. I received your package right before I was leaving for a boyscout trip. Well I just had to peak and see what happy mail I received. I hid the chocolate so my son wouldn't eat it while I was gone. I did it in such a hurry I have to now find it. LOL Any way I like the teas you choose for me also.
Thank You i got my tea bag holders they
are wonderful, if you don't mind I am going to re-use them.
i have never seen a magnet like that?
did you have it made and did you make
the swap card.....
Comment: THANKS! I love it!!! I can never find things with my name on it so this handmade bookmark is sooooo wonderful! Plus - I LOVE the store bought one! It's one I'd pick up!! Thank again! VERY VERY WONDERFUL SWAP PARTNER!!!
Comment: What a thoughtful package, meets requirements plus some nice extras, thanks for taking the time to make it special! I love the postcard idea I think I'll get a bunch from here and sneak them in to remind people that we're all from unique places. Thank you! =)
Comment: It was such a gorgeous package, thanks, Kathy! I am a bit (read 'quite a bit') of a stationery addict although I haven't seen any of Mary Engelbreit's designs before. I just love them! Many thanks, you've made my day.
Comment: HI Kathy!
Thanks sooooo much for the book you've sent me and much more for the ribbon. I thought it was a embellishment of the book but was a full lenght precious ribbon!!!!
Thanks soooo very much. And also for the book itself. I haven't ever tried to work with ribbons like it is displayed there and I am loving it!!!!
My husband told me when we were opening the package that "you wouldn't ever buy a book like this yourself and now you've got it!" And it is true!!! I am sooooo happy you have introduced me to a new hobby!
Thanks so much, you've made me so happy today.
Hope to swap with you again,
Comment: Wow! This swap package was terrific! Even my husband AND father in law were absolutely fascinated, trying to figure out how you made that leaf! That's a first - Usually they mock my swap packages! What incredible workmanship! Thank you so much!
Comment: Sent me two articles, one being on a really cool cardmaking technique then also sent a card where the technique had been used!! Loved it!! I'm hoping to try it soon...it is so pretty!! Great teas too ~ Thanks Kathy!!