Comment: Thank you for the smiling dolphin (a friend of mine just got back from swimming with them on vacation!) and for sharing your wish, Kati! I hope the weather lets up so you can mow your lawn more comfortably; fall is my favorite season, in part for its lovely weather, but I am not yet ready for the year to end! Happy weekend!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable, gentle lamb card and for sharing your goals with me, Kathie! I, too, have been very much enjoying watching the Olympic events -- I wish I had started using the streaming sooner :O I also hope you were able to get your framing projects completed :)
Comment: Kati thank you for the lovely postcard!
One day I hope to watch a sunrise over the ocean. Our sunsets are beautiful here on the Oregon coast, but I've never been to the east coast.
Sometimes, mornings are worth it :)
Comment: i loved the beach pc, beautiful, i need a vacation! we haven't been able to enjoy the spring weather yet, it tried to snow this morning and i had to drive in a small blizzard last friday - no fun! have a great day!
Comment: Hi Kathie!
Thank you so much for the Florida Map Card! I have never been to Panama City but one of my close friends lives there from March through August and works at one of the hotels during the tourist season!!
Have a great week!
Comment: Hi Katie!
Thanks for the awesome post card from Panama City Beach! It's my first one and sure gives me a nice warm vibe! I JUST got back from Disney World last night... it was nice and warm and now it's overcast and dreary back here in NJ!!
Have a happy week!
Comment: Hi and thanks for the Awesome ATC! Your background was very cool and I could see how much work you put into it. Thank you! Thanks too for joining the swap, since it was the first I hosted. 8-)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card. My father was part of 101st airborne and jumped all over Europe I love that Memorial day is celebrated as it should be. I took an art class many years ago where we used the citrasol but mine were never as beautiful as the ones you sent me. I am going to have to try again.
Comment: I love the papers. What did you do to them? Thanks so much.
Response: Glad you liked them!!! I sprayed an orange cleaner called Citrosolve( I had to order it on line) on the Nat Geo pages..closed the book and they did their magic...It is alot of fun to see the rich colors form!!!!
Comment: Kathie, I love my card! Thank you for a little piece of the beach. That is a great idea to use matte board. I also enjoyed the swap card with the pretty flowers. So nice to swap again. Hugs backatcha!
Comment: LOVE it! Have you ever been to a Jimmy Buffet concert? I've been to a few of them... SO much fun! Thank you tons for the great card! Keep keeping warm! You're right. This weather has been quite bipolar!
Comment: I had so much fun going through the teas and reading your letter. My favorite was your beautiful zentangle ornament. I loved that it's signed and dated! Thank you for such a happy holiday package. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Update: Oh Kathie: I am so in love with my snowman! And my zentangle card. Oh what a wonderful gift. Thank you so so very much for helping make my morning awesome :)
I got my card, I am saving it to open on christmas morning. We are having a ruff year so your ATC will be opened on christmas morning. ( and I am so so excited to see it.) Thank you so much. I am sure I will love it and it will make for an awesome christmas. Squeeeeee! I adore the dangly ornaments on the card.
Response: Well how nice I can be part of your Christmas morning..I hope you are pleased!!!!!!
Comment: Kathie....thank you so much for the lovely pair of ATC's! They are gorgeous! The envelope is quite special too! I bet you don't see much snow in sunny FL do you?? LOL...Take care and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Response: so glad you liked them...No I don;t think we have snow here...We have white san beaches..that works! lol
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful matching ATCs! I love the mail art envelope and the gorgeous stamp as well! Wow, your birthday is coming up soon too! Wishing you a very happy birthday!!! *\(^o^)/*
Comment: OMG! What wonderful ATC's you created! Thank you SO much. I love both the plants and the women... and the decorated notecard that you sent them in. Thank you, too, for the note explaining what you'd done. You are so creative!
Comment: Ah, the beach! Swimming outdoors! And here in MN we have snow flurries and snow showers and the lakes and rivers will begin freezing soon. (Even salt water freezes in Maine.) Thanks for the postcard and thanks for listening to me whine.
Response: Thanks again sweetie for fixing my boo-boo!!!!!!! Glad you liked the beach card.....WE find lots of nice cards here of our area....
Comment: You all got me started in collecting ATC cards. Great group. I came across an ATC card that I must have made a super long time ago- It is an oragomi flower with learves on it. Well, 'flower' time has gone, but I am sure it will come again. I thought of a theme, (put a penny on the card and write "A penny for your thoughts." or for the England friends here: "A penny for the guy."
Thanks for sharing with me your good times. MiniQuilt
Comment: I loved the ATCs. They were really nice and "right up my alley, lol". I don't know if you had ever heard a quote like that or not but that would have been good of the recent ATC swap I did. Here is a heart for you and have a great weekend.......=)
Comment: Wow, was I lucky to have such a talented artist for this ATC swap! I am so impressed with people that can do watercolor and I absolutely love what you did with this card! It has transported me to the tropics of Florida if only for a moment! Thank you so much, Kathie! Chari
out of 80 swappers you drew me...how lucky am I...loved your atc..it was just perfection...you are so talented..the note card,,, the zentangle (arrived in great shape) the crocheted butterfly.so nice...I am going to hang the zen on my tree this year and afterwards in my studio...thank you so much...glad you are back and hope we swap again...
Comment: Hello Kathie,
Thank you for your creative ATC that you created for me for this swap. I like how you made Florida a person--in this case-a girl. This State ATC will be a positive addition to my ATC Collection and will represent Florida well.
Comment: Hi Neighbor!
Thank-you for the cute ATC and all the extras!! I also have a Florida room studio and can appreciate your comment about the heat. Looking forward to the cooler days for sure! Thanks again!!
Comment: What a special ATC!!! I totally LOVE it!! I got here safely and it beautiful. The envelope was not ripped and all is well. thanks so much for the extras, too. I will have to find a special spot for it. The beach is not near here. Have a great weekend!!
Comment: Thank you so much for so many things in PINK! I love them all =). Thank you also for the beautiful address labels they are awesome. What a great partner you are and so very generous too! If I could I would give you 100 hearts =)
Comment: What a beautiful tea pot you created for me!
Thank you so much. ALL of Pink Floyd music is my favorite!! Have you ever seen them in concert? I have several times, ages ago. So special. Thanks, Kathie. You made my day!!
Comment: "Hoolio" is fabulous lol~ I love him, and I love that you included his personality traits in your note! Also big thanks for the ephemera and twinchie size backgrounds! I just started making those again. :)
Comment: How cute is this ATC?! Hand drawn and the ATC matches the card it came it. SO cute. And fall is my favorite time of year so I love the sunflowers. Thanks so much! P.S. thanks for the extra goodies!
Comment: Thank you for the unique-looking ATC, it will add mystery and hunkiness to my album! â™¥ I would give it five hearts if I could! 3 for the card and 2 for Kevin Costner *lol* Oh, and a HUGE big thank you for the address labels too. I get so sick of handwriting my name and address all the time.
Comment: Very beautiful watercolor-can almost feel the breeze and smell the air-sigh! The sand is gorgeous must sparkle so white and pretty! Thanks for the fibers-great I can use them in my creations-thanks for sharing and swapping
Comment: You love Lucy too? I think that was a great episode. I pretty much know all the of the episode. I have ALL of the seasons on dvd not to mention other memorabilia. I even read her autobiography! They crack me up!!!
I am from Florida too! What a small world it is. Thanks for the great card and quote!!!!
Comment: Thank you!! You deserve many many hearts for this awesome package. It made my day! I love everything in it. The bookmarks are my favorite. I am crazy about all of them. They are so cool!!! And I am always marking pages in books, so they will be used a lot. Words can't express how happy you made me. Thank you so very much!
Comment: Kathie, thanks so much for the awesome atc......great job as I love the wizard of oz! So sweet of you to also send me a kitty postcard and include a map card too! Thanks for reading my profile. We are anticipating another snowstorm tomorrow.......wish I was in Florida!!!
Comment: Wow! you did a great job with the improvising Your card resembles his very well and you didn't use any of the holtz products so I'm impressed. I really liked how you did the queen of hearts combined with the hand drawing. Thanks for this really great tag!
Comment: Wowie wowzers...! Hee hee :) Your watercolour and art envelope is so beautiful. You are very gifted. Thank you very muchly. I can't believe I'm holding an ATC! My first~* And the address labels...! The sticker matches the beautiful envie. I loves it I loves it all..!
Comment: Kathie (aka Bertie)...Thank you for sharing your childhood...you left me hanging...has the book been published so I can read MORE :) ? I too grew up in upstate NY south of Rochester. Happy Valentine's Day...Charlene
Comment: thank you for the mardi gras atc with the feather i really like the way you did the ribbons. and all the sparkels are great.
thank you also for the super cool purse card. i have nothing like it.
Comment: Your letter was an absolute delight to read. And omigosh, I know where you were born! I lived in Cortland for nearly 10 years. Such a small, small world! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with me.
Comment: Thank you SO much, Kathie for the beautiful card, thoughtful message in the card and for the great puzzle ornament directions....sounds like fun, what a great idea. Wish I could give you more than one heart, you deserve it! Happy Holidays and Happy Swapping!! :) PS: I LOVED the envelope, too!!
Comment: Love your nice note. I'm holding out for a white Christmas. lol The envelope is so cute too. Thanks bunches for the wreath directions. I've made larger wreaths (flat) with puzzle pieces but I don't piant them. I do a lot of sorting. :-)
Comment: Oh, I love it sooooo much, Kathie! I looked at it the first time and thought, That's where I live! And then I noticed all the "me-specific" details...it just makes me happy! Thanks so much for being a wonderful swap partner.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome envelope! When my husband held up the mail at the letterbox to show me what arrived, I said, "Yay!" (Yours was on top.) I said, I get the best mail! He said, I wonder what the postie must think of you...! I said, Who cares? And anyway, what do I think of him? But hopefully my pretty mail does cheer them up. ;)
Comment: Thank you for the really cool ATC! You made that? WOW, awesome! I wish I could draw! Thank you too for the extra papers. Please always write the full last name on the envelope plus the whole streetname. We were lucky the envelope reached me.
Comment: Thanks for the beach postcard sent just as our cold, wet winter has come to a finish! We can see the ocean and lovely sunsets from our front verandah and driveway too, living on a hillside, but from quite a distance. Lovely all the same.
Comment: Your card literally gives me goosebumps. I can almost smell the ocean. Thank you so very much for making it for me! This sand is a really sweet touch. I lovethe stamp you used also. Thank you thank you thank you
Comment: Thank you for the PC and I Hope you and your loved ones are ok (i always think the worst when i hear the word hurricaine)
The stamps are extremly cute (polar bear and eagle) and i loved hearing about people going to fundraisers for such important causes
Comment: If I could give u extra stars I would!!! What a neat idea to pass along a craft book that is just for me!!! If I ever travel to Panama City, I would love to visit your studio, "Toes in the Water" and meet u!!! Thanks bunches!!!
Comment: Holy Smokes! THANK YOU! Loved the ATC and that you sent your inspiration for it, thank you! That's not even to mention the profile based extras, that was totally above and beyond. Super appreciated...Thanks again, Julia (unfortunately, not a pooh bear relation LOL)
Comment: I loved everything!!! Thanks for the ATC, I have another one similar scene someone else created with a beach scene at night and I love the postage stamps...automatic heart for that ;) And what an interesting texture the ATC paper you included has...it will be fun using it!
Response: I sent to you in the BLACK altered text and did a beach scene there too I am pretty sure so it might be mine â™¥â™¥lol
Comment: Thanks for the resend, I'm still rating a five because it's not your fault the postal system is wonky sometimes :) I love all the awesome ladybug stuff (and have already made use of the envelope for some of my smaller ladybug items in my collection!) and thanks for the stamps too -- it's clear you put a lot of thought into your swaps and that's always appreciated!
Response: Really happy they arrived...kinda held my breath,,,,Thanks for the nice rate and the â™¥ I love to make my swaps personal.....
Comment: Kathie, Thank you so much for the beach watercolor. I grew up on the beach, but now live in the midwest with no water. I so miss it. I am so glad you made this for me. What in the world did you use for the sand? I will swap with you anytime youd like. Thank you
Comment: I have seen National Geographic documentaries on the efforts to reclaim the beaches in Florida, so I am aware of the things you mention on the PC. It is such a shame because you do attract such a lot of holidaymakers. I like the map PC's, though. Thank you, Kathie.
Comment: Thanks for the terrific Florida map postcard with the surrounding beaches and all of the eco-system treasures that can be found there. Sadly, the map didn't have my favorite and most critically endangered of all Florida's wild creatures... the sea cow (manatee)! Love those sweet things!
Comment: Hi! You forgot to put the swap name so I had to dig a bit but I think it belongs here! THe ship is cool, too bad it burned down, seems like it could be interesting to visit :(
Response: I'm such a waerrior about wanting swaps named on the swap I can NOT believe I failed to do that..So very sorry...cause like you I hate to have to hunt..WEll more empathay on my part now when peeps forget....*sigh*
Comment: It's beautiful. I don't know what else to say. It looks so clean and simple and the beautifully detailed little scene of the sea you've drawn complements the text perfectly. It really is truly gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your art with me.
Oh, and thanks for the little extras - I shall use them well ;D
Comment: Thank you for the ATC!! And double thank you for all the other things that you sent it. Thank you thank you than you!! You definitely deserve more than 5 and a heart =) Oh and this is the first time I received an ATC. Thank you for making it a good first experience for me
Comment: You did super! When you do your first one, you wonder if it's any good, but it always is, because there is no bad or wrong in a 'zine. Isn't that great? My second one (this one) was so much easier. I hope you'll do more. Thanks.
Comment: Kathie, you went above and beyond on this swap! Some lovely papers ... some incredibly delicious looking teas ... bookmark ... and wow! 3 bee-yooo-ti-ful flamingo ATC's! You really spoiled me - you shouldn't have - but I'm glad that you did!
Comment: Haha it does say i dont like bugs in my profile, but i guess i should be more clear, i dont like scary bugs, like spiders and roaches and MOSQUITOS! haha lady bugs are very very nice =) and i LOVE the ATC and extras! THANK YOU!!!
Comment: Your artwork is beautiful! I love the mantis, very much <3 I think he came out beautifully - very sweet and simple. It's wonderful. I'm delighted with him and everything else you kindly sent. Thank you for a wonderful swap and I hope you always stay young at heart!
Comment: This was fun, wasn't it? I love connecting with "readers". I put a lot of books on my iPad and also download audio books! I have also read the books you mentioned - great reads, both of them! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Beautiful mail art! I do collect the envelopes themselves so I was ever so careful to only finely shave open one end. I really really love it. I'm also thrilled with the ATC and goodies inside. Thank you for a great swap!
Comment: I was so excited to see you were my partner. I love your work and now...WOW! another fabulous ATC for my collection. I love cats and this so reminds me of my own. Love what you titled the card! Thank you so much for another true piece of artwork. Hugs, Mona PS-Thank you for all the super black & white items to work with!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pictures! I have enjoyed them all...and I think your cat is very handsome (something was really interesting outside that window.) All of them were very interesting, but that one of the art table was very "artsy" to me, kind of abstract and made me think. Thank you for sending so quickly. I really enjoyed your photos. :) I also liked the large size so I could really seem them well. Thanks!
Comment: Hello Kathie,
Thank you for all the goodies you sent me for this swap. I appreciate that you tried to match up with my profile as much as possible. Many of the items I will be able to use in future projects.
Comment: Thank you for the great cards!!! I love them both so much :) The gator made me laugh out loud at the post office and let's just say im a little jealous of the beach cat! Thank you so so so much !!!!!!
This comment is long overdue!!! I absolutely loved your painted white owl ... It was soooooooooooo neat! After receiving it, I just marveled over how unique and totally awesome it was!!! I am throughly enjoying it!!! Happy Painting!!!!
Comment: Thank yuo so much for the ATC, I love the texture and subject 8) And thank you VERY much for the beach sand, very sparkly 8) The postcard f Laguna Beach was a little disorienting at first because we go to Laguna Beach here and it definitely does NOT look like that ROFL!
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the awesome button ATC, the goodies and the lovely note! Your notecard message really rocks, as I think that is what I need to do - I can't change my work but maybe I can change the way I think about it! Thank you also for writing about my loss - it has been hard and I miss my Mom so dang much! Her Birthday is Sunday, so this weekend is going to be rough - she would have been 70 years young. I do want to stop by and visit or pick up the phone and chat with her. Sigh. Thanks again for everything! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Kathie, your wonderful, drawn black and white Xmas tree with two women card arrived. I love it! It would have earned a heart without the extra little papers and bits, but that made me even happier! Great swap.
Comment: Thanks so much for the great inchies! You say this is your first attempt at making inchies? I never would of guessed, you did an awesome job! I would say inchies are for you, keep making them! Thanks for the extras......Amy Clara
Comment: Thank you for your card.
i will go to visit Florida in someday but for this year i have to celebrate Christmas and New year in somewhere in Thailand. No Time to make a perfect plan (-"-)
Wish your Christmas and New year fullfilled with a lot of happiness :)
Response: You will love Florida when you get a chance to visit here!!
Comment: I miss the snow; o.k. maybe it is too early for snow, but the weather is so soft for November! I like the weather as it is, but still..... Thanks for sending me the ATC; I like it and snowfall on it. Thanks!
Comment: Thanks! Loved that you incorporated the beach in there! and just loved everything in it!
Response: I was so hoping you would like it...Yes, I really did want to tuck some beach in there for you...and some off the shells I did actually get off the PCB beach right here in my front yard.......I love the whimsy jars!!! I have always had one and called it a junk jar..Whimsey is so much better!!!!!!!
Comment: I love it! Thanks so much, and for the great matchbox too.
Response: So glad you did..it was almost hard for me to part with it and I usually don't feel that was..was a fun, fun swap...Glad that you liked Alice matchbox....It was my first try and I actually thought it was cute--especially the back....Kathie
Comment: WOW! You are truly an artist! The ATCs you made are just beautiful. The snowmen are adorable and the details are wonderful You are very, very talented. I hope you are doing something with your artistic talent.
Comment: I LOVE the pastel on paper dog you sent me, thank you sooooo much, I LOVE it, and thank u for the cute note you sent with it, too. By the way, its cool that you chose a Lhasa Apso because I have a lhasa apso/poodle!
Comment: thank you so much! I loved them both! I have a special frame hanging in my art room that I keep all of the personalized ATCs I receive. Your Klimt version of me is definitely in there! So sweet!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them....I love adding the personal touch..and HEY....you made a great Klimt girl!!!!! lol
Comment: I'm glad you like my blog! The white dog in my profile photo is Snickers; he's a big ham, always hogging the spotlight : ) I really like the card you sent, too! I'm trying to collect a viewcard from every state, and now I have Florida! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely love *both* cards and I so appreciate your explanation/description that came with the ATCs. The candles are beautifully drawn and edited and the Halloween ATC is such a well done piece that totally appeals. : )
Comment: Hi Kathie!! I LOVED your ATC's..they are both perfect and so nicely done!! I only hope you like the one I sent you for the "Glitter- It's Not Just the Name of a Stripper" swap as much as I loved yours!! You should probably be getting it today or tomorrow!! Hope you like it!!
Hope you are staying nice and warm in Florida- I am jelaous of southerners this time of year...starting to get cooold in New England!!
Comment: EEEK!! I just love these creepy baby ATC's - both my partners did such an outstanding job! I'm hoping there are more coming up....I'm making a "C.B. Family Album".... :) THANK YOU for such a terrific and CREEPY ATC!
and THANK YOU so much for the amazing Einstein profile based extra ATC! It is my favorite quote of his and you did such a gorgeous job on the ATC too! LOVE your work!!!
Comment: do these fit in my collection?? they will be the stars of my collection...just loved them..and the witch was great...and the note and the postcard! i love collage and the shoes and sidekicks just great..thanks so much...
Comment: Hi Kathie...how fun to get you as a partner again! Your matchbox made it through the mail great and the whole package just made me smile. The address labels are wonderful and opening the drawer was a kick! I loved all the tiny gifts...such fun!! Just made me happy, Thanks, Sheryl
Comment: I'm so sorry it took me so long to get back to you with your rating...but thank you SO so much! Your Scarlett O'Hara ATC was lovely, and thank you so much for the extras! On that note, thank you for taking into account my obsession with Les Miserables and butterflies!! ^_^
Comment: This is the 2nd clear envelope I've gotten this month and the 2nd ever. I love these. Where do you get them? And wow - how do I rate getting 3 ATCs?? I'm not worthy (*bows*). The no-paper one made of felt is so pretty! I know my profile doesn't paint me as someone who likes "pretty" or "girly" but I secretly love that stuff. I love it, thank you. The "Not all who wander..." is freakin' awesome!! OMG. How can you make something like that and then give it away? I'll be running around showing everyone this! "Face in the Crowd" is stunning as well - I love Green Men and the feather token attached is meaningful because I find feathers when my "spirit guide" wants to send me a message. I can't thank you enough and express my amazement that you sent all these lovely things. Wow. 1,000 hearts.
Response: So glad you liked the sends......The clear envelopes I got at Michaels--in the $1.oo bin up front..I lucked out last week and they had them on the sidewalk for a quarter so I got a few more..several styles had the clear envies..and I didn't know it until I opened them!! I was okay with the felt- no paper but have had 100 better ideas since...lol I loved making the special ones for you and I did like the way the not all who wander turned out..but I made it for you so of course had to send it to you..I liked the green men too....and that was interesting with the feather...I'm glad I added it!!!! This was a fun swap and it always makes me happy to know my partner was pleased......You always kinda wonder--or I do....but then I love everything I get for different reasons....mostly I say " Why didn't I think of that" hahahahha....
Comment: Thank you for the hand drawn cat atc. I appreciate the work you put into it. I also want to thank you for the extra cute pumpkin/mouse atc. I have that same sticker & haven't wanted to give it away. Now that I have my own, I won't have any trouble parting with the other one. Thank you so much!
Response: Well it was a good swap then..glad you liked the card and now have the cute cutouts...
Comment: Both of the ATC's are fantastic, you should have more faith in the cards you send! I love all kinds of artwork, its beautiful in any way its created. Thank you for joining my swap and the extras you added in the envelope! :)
Response: It was a fun swap..so glad you liked yours...Thank you for hosting this swap!!
Comment: My other hobby besides ATCs is gardening. I love receiving hand drawn cards, because I have no skill in drawing. This is what I love about trading ATC's. I get things I would never do myself. Thanks for trading. Oh, and thanks for the Cincinnati map. A special treat.
Comment: Thank you for the Gilbert Grape ATC. It was very kind of you to look at my profile to see what I would like. I have read the book too. It is one of only two times that I liked the movie better than the book. The other one was *The Color Purple* in case you were wondering. :) THanks again.
Comment: One thing I know: before all this time caring for my husband, I never fully appreciated folks like you. You deserve a medal...your husband and then a daughter, what a heartbreak. I'll never underappreciate caregivers again. It's the most difficult thing ever!!
Comment: I loved it that my first 100 questions was from someone near my own age. We seem to be few and far between in things like this! I also loved that we both listed Michaels as our favorite store!
Comment: Really loved everything you sent me, especially the keyring and the beautiful brochures! I never knew Panama City Beach was so nice, oh and thank you for the local piece of shell, how intriguing.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card. You didn't know, but years ago I was a professional clown. My name was Tinkerbell. So she has always been near and dear to my heart. Thanks again for joining the swap. I appreciate your efforts.
Response: well gosh no..I didn't know you were tinkerbell....and I almost didn't send you that because my tink didn't turn out just like I wanted her to..but hurrah..you knew it was *tink*....Your welcome and this was a really good swap idea...I'd love to do more,,maybe get other states???