Comment: Thank you so much for the strips! I will be using them in future swaps/projects.....I like how you used a paper bag to mail them in too! I will remember that when I need an envelope that size! :-))
Comment: You never put the swap name, it took me awhile to figure it out sorry for late rating. I loved the envelope you picked the perfect goodies based on my profile. Very enjoyable, amazingly decorated!
Comment: Hello again! I really liked how you mixed the pretty florals with the pretty face of the stamp you chose. I'm already starting on my contribution and can't wait for the next round. This is too fun! :) Take care!
Response: Thanks so much. So glad you enjoyed it. I really like doing the zine go round. Very cool to see everyones ideas.
Comment: Great tag with a wonderful vintage vibe! And great goodies too! The delay in rating is all my fault, I received this a month ago and added it to my tag booklet so quickly that I didn't take the time to rate...My apologies to orode!!!
Response: Not a problem.
So glad you got it safely.
Glad it made a great home for you.
Comment: I liked the different textures that you used, and the tall line in each -- cool that the gold line could be so different in two contexts :) I wish that I could fold myself up into your travel bag -- sounds like fun! Happy vacation!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating.
The trip was fabulous. Many fantastic memories.
Comment: I love, love, love the BTC you made for me. I had fun making the one I sent, but what a pleasure to receive the one you made. Beautiful! Now I see how they should be made - you deserve a bunch more stars.
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. I love the Chinese theme. We did visit the Forbidden City. I appreciated the extras too.
Halifax is a fun city to explore. We went on a fun ghost tour one evening. Also Titanic museum was interesting. We stayed at a great old hotel on one of the main streets. We drove there from Wisconsin. Enjoy.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating!
Have fun in your travels!
Comment: Thank you for resending the BTC. Apparently, the first mailing got lost in the Christmas mailings. I really like the BTC you sent my way. Pieces of the note card will surely find its way to an upcoming project. Enjoy your Cuddlebug. I find it to be fascinating. I hope we have an opportunity to meet at the mailbox again sometime soon!
Response: wonderful. I had just happened to make 2 of those. they were each a bit different. glad it got to you this time! looking forward to another swap. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Hi Olga, I was delighted to receive your swap. The envie was so cute! I am crazy about the textures you used on the btc, That is something I am trying to incorporate more of into my own creations. I enjoyed the note you included and appreciate the extras. Thank you for a really lovely swap and also for your participation. Happy Holidays. Sue
Response: You are so welcome. I've gotten inspiration from others I've gotten. Glad I could pass it along. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Woow! This zine-go-round has spent one month travelling!! But the important thing is that it's already here! =DThank you so much for sending it, the nice words and the nice postcards Olga ^_^ Hope to meet you in our mail box again! xx Lidia
Comment: Woow Olga! What a wonderful swap! Thank you sooo much for your letter, I really appreciate it ^_^ Hope you don't mind if I write you back :)
Looking forward to take part in the zine and to pass it on. Have a nice day! Xx
Response: wonderful. thanks so much. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Comment: Olga ~ what an amazing MUG RUG!! You really went on an awesome hunt! I can't get over the fabulous beads! I have so many of them but never thought of using them that way ~ I love it! I hope you don't mind me borrowing your bead idea! Thank you so much and thank you for joining in! XO Kelly :)
Response: Thanks so much. Took a class where we used beads to enhanse a felt piece & thought i'd use it again. Fun
Comment: I absolutely love the sampler you sent me, My favorite pattern is torn between the top left and the middle right, but all of the designs are fabulous. Additionally, I really appreciate the effort you took to get to know me before sending me this swap, it was well received :) Happy swapping!
Response: You are so welcome. Quite enjoyed creating them.
Comment: Thanks for the great note! :) My mom said "tin" was prettier than "ten". Too bad for her my penmanship turned out terrible, and my name is ugly because of it. ^laugh^ oh, and thanks for the postcards.
Comment: Oh my goodness, she is absolutely adorable! What a beautifully made doll! I have her sitting here now next to my computer and I keep picking her up to look at her. Thankyou, thankyou - I would give you 10 hearts if I could. Thank you also for the fabulous little cross stitch kit. You have definitely gone over and above in this swap.
Comment: I am sooooo happy that I didnt give you a topic or hint for what I want. I LOVE your covers to the max !!! You have done something very special and lovely. They will be the eyecatcher on my shelf with the fat book !
Response: Thanks so much. I really enjoyed the whole swap. Sorry to see it end.
Comment: Oh wow, cool lighthouses multi view from West Michigan, thank you Olga for the PC for the swap! And thank you for the message on your PC. Glad you spend Summers in Michigan & not the winter! Glad you are going on trip to Texas with your family. Hope all of you enjoy warm fun.
Comment: What beautiful pages you created, Olga--I absolutely love them! My favorite one was the "family memories" page, but all were fantastic--can't wait to use them in my journal! Thank you so much for this awesome swap--look froward to swapping with you again!!
Response: You are so welcome! Glad you liked them....they were fun to make
Comment: I love making Zetti - although sometimes I play around and dont get anything. thanks for the washi, I've never had such wide pieces. Do join the Zetti doll swap, it should be fun... I need to get an example picture up...
Response: Thanks so much. Zettis are so fun. I'm thinking of doing the doll.
Comment: Very nice rolo-see you even made me a queen-or the letter G anyway. Nice fall colors and so interesting both front and back. Thanks or the page from your town newspaper-the old pictures are wonderful. Great job making the envelope-we must be more "green". Thanks for swapping and sharing!
Response: You are welcome.
I resuse calendars for envelopes.
Thanks for the rating & heart.
Comment: Love your Halloween tape. Thank you for an awesome ATC. If your were near id take you to our county fair. I entered 4 quilts. Also make quilts for project linus. Just more reasons to shop for more material. I love quilts shows too. Chicago has an International Quilt Show.
Response: I've been to that show once. Just went to the Grand Rapids show in Michigan last month. I come home with way too many ideas & fabrics.
Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thanx for the Sleeping Bear Dunes PC. Here's what I say to people who get their panties in a twist over dates..."put on your big girl panties and deal with it." Life is just too short to lose yourself over such foolery. I appreciate you note. Looking forward to swapping with you again. blessings, ellie
Response: You are welcome. Some people can be so critical over something meant to be fun.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. It is a beautiful scene. I've only made two (or maybe three) trips to Eastern Ohio. It is gorgeous. Have not been in the Amish area... at least I didn't see any Amish about. I love the name Charm for a town.. so sweet.
Comment: Olga, thanks for such a pretty Rolo--I like the mix/match of the two black and white polka dots with the red stripe.----and I just looked again and realized the ribbon isn't light black but black and white polka dots! Have a good week!
Comment: Thanks for your minizine! I thought it was cool how you printed stamps on the reverse so you glimpsed them as you turned the pages. And I love the beautiful packet you made to put it in! the bookmark is very nicely done and beautiful too, thanks!
Response: Thanks so much! It was a pleasure making it for you.
Comment: Your Zetti postcard arrived today. Thank you so much. Very nice - and you have beautiful handwriting! The postal service was not kind to it, though. But that happens sometimes. Happy swapping!
Response: Bummer. I'll have to cover it more next time
Comment: Orode, thank you so much for the great twirly letter and the art postcard. :) I love how you decorated your letter and the envelope so beautifully with the little ink and colored pencil drawings. SO pretty!
Comment: Hello Olga- Thanks so much for the great postcard of Michigan lighthouses. Michigan is another state, like Wisconsin, where people don't realize how many lighthouses there are. Yes, I'm Ukrainian. My family came from Ukraine in 1913 and settled in the coal mine region of northeastern Pennsylvania. My great grandfather's name was Vesko, and my great grandmother's name was Olynyck. I know how to make good pyroyhy and holubtsi, but that is it. Best wishes, Debbie
Response: wonderful! My father came from the Ukraine after WW2.. to Canada.. Shymkiw.. You kinda had to know I was with a name like Olga!
Comment: Olga, what a lovely surprise when you package arrived today. I hadn't seen you were my partner. Lots of fun stuff. Thank you so much. Already see a craft I"m going to do with the kids at church with the fabric snowmen. You're a blessings. 50 hearts. Hugs, C
Response: So glad it arrived safely! I tried to make it an eclectic assortment!
Comment: Thanks for the very lovely ATC and the nice envelope it came in. I enjoyed your note, too. There are not leaves turning here but lots of acorns are dropping. I hope that doesn't mean a cold winter!
Comment: Thank you!
The package was sitting at the german toll. It was ripped on one edge ( and it looks like some water damage?), not sure if this was the toll or a machine, but there was a sticker on the envelope that they cleared through customs. So because it was ripped on one edge the postcards and your notecard are damaged, I will try to flaten/smooth the PCs in a heavy book or something.
I really loved the package you sent. It is a beautiful ATC! I really like it! Thanks for the two postcards! I like the one with the dog!Thanks too for the nice note and the card was beautiful again. Thanks for swapping with me!
Response: You are so welcome. Maybe we will be partners again & I will resend the pc. I always try to tape up my envelopes real good....cheers!
Comment: thank you, the atc is great! lovely. when I was 4 I was sent from Florida to Ohio to live with my grandparents. I thought this would be a good way of showing my kids where my husband and I have been. Thank you so much, I was quite surprised when I saw the postcard. I don't think I got out much at 4, but by 5 I was in Houston.
Comment: I love your cityscape! I doodle and draw a lot of my ATC cards, ad I use watercolor pencils. I love the look!
BTW, I love how you did your clouds, and am going to flatter you by coping your style! Heheheh!
Response: I've a whole series I've done. City buildings, houses and bird houses. Thanks....
Comment: Holy cow!!! I can't believe how much stuff you sent me... I love it all. I had to go through after everyone went to bed (my husband just shakes his head whenever I ooh and ah over goodies and my dogs like to "help" - which means drool on everything).
So many cool things I don't know where to begin! My favorites are the Remnant Collection stuff.. soo pretty and I have never seen it before! But I love everything - the variety of papers, shells, stickers etc. Thank you so much!!!
Response: Maybe I'll get a sampling when there's another altered swap! :-)
Comment: thanks for the gorgeous skinny. I love that you have used sand: my DH is a sand collector, everywhere he goes he picks up sand and we store it in little glass bottles with the name of the place, GPS coordinates and the date he was there :-)
Response: I collect sand also, but mostly in zip bags and small jars!
Comment: Well, that will teach me to open envelopes over the stove!! (fortunately the burners weren't on!! - or would have had little bitty bats and jack-o-lanterns burning!!) Love the atc - skeleton!!!! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for this super swap! I just love the colors of blue and green together. And I love, love the key chain....right up my alley with the love of the ocean! Your letter was so very interesting and I admire that you have gone back to school at your age. I am in my late 50's and I got laid off last March.. I thought I was too old to go back to school....I guess I'm wrong. My husband is an HVAC technician and he owns his own business. Your son-in-law should do well at that. Thank you again, I love everything!!!
Response: Never too old for school. It was scary but has been worth it! Go for It!!!! :-)
Comment: Wow...I mean really Wow. It's amazing. I'm still looking at all the details you added. They are wonderful. You do amazing work. I wish I could stitch paper. I love my altered folder and thankyou very much for it.
Response: So glad you liked it. I could have kept going & going. It was really fun! :-)
Comment: What a beautiful ATC!! I love the various fibers and layers ~ I, too, like the effect that tissue paper gives to a project, and I loved the flittery glitz you used! Thanks, too, for the PCs ~ new PCs are always welcome!!! Thanks again for the ATC and the PCs. . . and I loved your envelope!!!
Comment: WOW!! Thank you for the sparkly ATC!! I loved all of the scraps that you sent too! Thank you for the nice note as well! I wish you the best of luck in finding a new job next year too! All the best! - Pam
Comment: What a lovely atc you made me. I love all the layers. Thanks for the nice letter also. Actually, it is 56 years. LOL! Sounds like you really like the country. I think the country is a great place also. hugs, Evelyn
Comment: You deserve a load more hearts for this ATC!!! It is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you very much for making such a special piece of art. You made me fall in love with Alice again :) Also, thank you for the wonderful letter (your handwriting should be fonted) and postcards. You are a wonderful swapper :)
Response: LOL. I think there is a font kinda like that. Funny because in elem school, I had awful handwriting!
Comment: I love the little note; makes my swaps seem so inadequate...i must get better....love your comment about the King bed not being big enough...i often feel like i am sleeping in a sleeping bag with one on each side squashing me and there is a whole another half of bed
Comment: Olga - OMG thank you SO much for such a wonderful package! The journal is awesome!! I have thought about joining a couple of altered journal swaps but have never done one myself - yours has inspired me to try! I love it :D And the extras were above and beyond - they are perfect! I actually have some of the same kinds like the buttons and the vellum pockets, but not in the same colors, so that was great! And the M&Ms and CandyLand are a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e; thanks so very much. It was such a nice package to open - many, many hearts, and Swap-bot hugs!
Response: so glad you liked it! I really had a fun time making it. :-)
Comment: Great 3D card, nice composition, thank you very much. Kind of a classic looking card. I always enjoy reading how people make their cards. Glad you liked SF, it really is a great place to live.
Comment: Still going thru it. Very interesting stuff on Ohio. Made me decide to go get my daughter's books out on the Amish by Beverly Lewis and start one. I've cut out pix from several things to keep. Even found some vintage pix. Just starting the old Christmas crafts mags. You have preserved those well. So fun to see the old styles from the .80's and 90's. My how time flies. Thank you for sending. Bless you bunches.
Response: So glad you got it. I thought you'd like those old mags! cool.
Comment: WooHoo! Swappin' again. Your atc's arrived so they beat the package. They are both lovely. Of course, I just love anything vintage, but the other one....you are a good painter. Thanks for the card giving me a peek into your life. Hugs, Coleen
Response: You are welcome. I'm really into sea scapes lately. We had a lovely time at the lake.
Comment: Olga, you did a great job on that skinny. And thanks for the extra papers, I can use them since I can't buy sb paper here. Enjoyed reading your letter. I'm a grandma too. We are missionaries here in Ukr.
Response: I tried to send you some American. Lets swap again. Would love some Ukrainian type things. Olga
Comment: i love how you used the yellow ribbon! i like your atc! congrats on having a new baby in dec. must be so sweet to have grandkids as it is so much joy to have your own too. hubbys and my bdays are also in dec. december is a fantastic month!
Comment: Loved the postcard and your uestion was fun. I guessed they were lovers or friends, since they were actually listening to each other! Looked them up, then, and found out Judith Cladel was Rodin's friend and biographer. Fun!
Comment: Hi Olga! I absolutely LOVE each and every item in the swap you sent to me!! I cannot wait to use them in a vintage album I'm creating. You are so great!!! I wish I could give you a dozen ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥'s!
Comment: Wow...What a great card, I love my Lady Bug.. you did a wonderful job making her..You sure are a talented and very creative artist...And I am so lucky to have been your partner for this swap...Your Lady Bug will be forever safe in my collection,,Thank you so very much
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC :)! I love anything related to books, so your card really made me happy and what a clever idea you´ve used. Thanks also for the postcards, love them too :)!
Comment: Your card arrived today! Thank you so much. I don't have an Ohio "state" PC yet. My in-laws used to live there and we visited a couple of times a year. They were in Medina. It was a beautiful place. Thanks!
Comment: Hello Olga,
Thank you so much for your wonderful Skinny you created for the "SG-Skinny #4" Swap. I appreciate so much your patience with me in the slowness of getting your rating done. I love the Skinny you created--the varied materials you used and how you brought the number 4 into the Skinny. Your Skinny will be a great addition to my Skinny Collection. I look forward to swap with you in the future. Until then, Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: WOW ..I love these 2 atc's..My dear you are a very talented artist..Your time and effort shows in how creative and professional they are..Adding them to my collection has made me feel so lucky to have been your partner..Thank you so very much..
Comment: Olga, thank you for a wonderful package...for the lace, the ribbon and the beautiful squares. I especially love all of the little decorating you do with your envelopes. :-) Glad to have you in my swaps!
Comment: too funny. We were on vacation near Traverse City as well on that weekend. We stayed near Torch Lake at a small county campground on Grand Traverse Bay. Then we went up to the U.P. to St.Ignace and sailed over to Mackinac Island for the day. If you ever get up to St. Ignace there's a great little restaurant called Java Joe's. Killer breakfasts:) Thanks for the zine. take care
Response: That is funny! I love that area. We ended up going to Old Mission and hit the wineries up there.
Comment: Hi Olga. Lovely washcloth. I love the colours you chose. Remind me of roses :) Thank you for the postcards too. Ohio looks great. Wish I could see it all in person. Likewise the exhibition. Momentous or what! Thanks again for a great swap. Hugs, Susie.
Comment: thank you so much for the beautiful ATCs! i especially appreciate the dragonflies with the quote "Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey." i don't think you could have sent me a more appropriate card right now!!! thank you so much! and i'm definately taking a class on alcohol inks as soon as i find one!! :-)
Comment: Great zine! I'll have to get over to the west side of MI and check out some of your fav spots. We don't get over there all that often. We live on the east side a half-hour north of Detroit. Thanks for the extra card as well.
Comment: Dear friend Odrode!
So good to know you have relatives in Brasil! I liked very much to see the name of my country wrote the way we do by here, using "s" instead of "z". I know this is this form exactly to honour the sound. But, I think you understand me!
Well, the postcards from Lima, Ohio are very beautiful! The one with a Prairie Badger in form of a stamp is spectacular! Loved it!
Multiple hearts would come in hand, I think!
A great smile in my face, you can bet!
Now I can the stamp on the envelope shows Yosemite National Park! As far as I collect UNESCO WHS related stamps and postcards this is great!
Response: Thanks so Much. Glad you enjoyed them. Olga
Comment: Hello Olga, thank you for sharing such a special receipe with me. I love that you allowed me to see the hand writing. I agree it sounds wonderful and I am looking forward to trying it. I use to live in Germany and the Catholic Churches there are breathtaking to put it mildley. You are very lucky to have her recipe collection. Thank you again for sharing with me.
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies. I can tell you checked my profile. I needed the felt. I am going to use some of the rickrack and
dolfin beads right away for a dolfin dotee I`m making! Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you liked it. You were easy! I've got so much stuff I knew you'd like.