Comment: i really like this group and i really like your choice and card...what a great atc! love your composition with the alligators...and then the little book...beautiful job...thanks for the note card and note..i'll probably recycle the black and red card...and thanks for the christmas papers...i'll be using both this week...stay well and warm..
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Bigfoot you created for me! He's great! I always wanted to be a CA girl! I don't often 'run' into other swappers from the area so am happy to have found one! Stay safe!
Comment: Before I even opened the envelope I was laughing at the "Act like a Red Sox fan at a Yankee game" social-distancing sticker. My sister was a huge Yankees fan, and even though I'm not really into baseball I would tease her by mentioning how well the Red Sox were doing during the 8 years I lived near Boston. :) Thanks for the sticker bags and the coloring page -- this far into the pandemic it's good to have reminders that we still need to wash our hands. And thank you for hosting these fun swaps!!
Comment: Thanks for your soccer PC. Nice colours!
I followed the Dutch competition long time ago, but these last few years I don't do that anymore.
I already have an idea in my mind for the next round.
Have a nice day and stay safe!
Comment: Hi Allegrae! Thanks so very much for the beautiful Sailboat Starters. I love the design and I can't wait to work on them. I started the swap after reading on your profile that you liked Sailboats and decided that I wanted to fill up my page of Sailboat ATCs. Thanks for joining -Vanne
Comment: Doing the correct rating for the wrong swap! The journaling prompts were something I’ve never seen before and I definitely intend to use. The patient earthquake poem struck a personal court. My son graduated from Lynn University, and they lost eight students and faculty members who were volunteering in Haiti at that time. There is a beautiful memorial on the Lynn campus, and on the anniversary of the quake the entire community does public service in their honor. It’s a constant reminderThat we should honor people not by merely missing them, but my doing good in their place.
Comment: This one will be a fun challenge! Thanks for the recipes and button pillow directions. I have SO much yarn that I need to use up. Long forgotten projects that wouldn't fit me if I cared to make them now! lol!
Comment: Wowwwww, how did you get so much stuff in one little envelope?! So great. I love all of it, especially the DC women and the milk chocolate paper. This recipe looks amazing. I have some sweet potatoes and was just thinking about what to make with them, so good timing! THanks so much!! :):):)
Comment: What a great envelope of fun. I esp like the Bobby Flay recipe using sweet potatoes, I will try this recipe when I get some Tahini. I also liked the Dc comics bookmark, that one could color if one liked to color. I like it black and white. I like that it is full of female super heroes.
Comment: I can't believe you sent me a Hallmark Christmas movie die cut. My daughter is a fanatic about watching those and any cheesy movie that comes along! I'm mailing it to her anonymously! Thank you, too, for all the other pieces you sent including the Prayer Grounds. I love that verse from Jeremiah!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun envie of crafty things! I got such a giggle out of the kiwi fruit paper (my DH never understands why I like kiwi fruit and I just know I have to make an ATC with this for an upcoming swap)! I appreciate you very much. Aloha
Comment: This postcard made me smile so much! What a lovely depiction of PIRATES!! I loved everything about it! And I was even more pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t the “go to” things on my profile that people usually do! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of goodies you sent me. I will certainly have fun using the items. I love all the football things. My favorite is the zentangle football player. He will become a Chicago Bear postcard to send my brother. I appreciate all you sent.
Comment: Yayyyyyy! I love this card! I love oatmeal (and bacon) too. I like this extra fiber on the corners, what is it made of? My husband eats disgusting overnight oats every single day. He puts in all kinds of stuff like groats, espresso powder, chia seeds, hemp seeds, several tablespoons (!!) of cinnamon and of course oats. My son calls it his 'prison oats' because it seems like such a mishmash of ingredients like prison wine. We are all quite grossed out by it. I like peaches and a little bit of soy milk on top of mine. Thanks for hosting a great swap! :):):) Thanks also for the cool paper extras!
Comment: Thank you. I love the cool die cuts and papers. Very unique. And little strips of ribbon are one of my favorite things to receive, especially plaid. Thank you for looking at my profile and picking things specifically for me, I really appreciate it. Have a great day!
Comment: OMG... what a beautiful ATC set!!!! It really made me smile, I love that it makes a little scene!!! Thank you so much for the ATCs and beautiful card and lil paper goodies!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Comment: I love the jam you sent. Thanks for the extras. The PO machined your envelope though and smushed the pearls of the finished jam to the back of one of the new jams. After a bit of “surgery”, everything is good as new. 😂
Response: Glad you like the set, but I really hate the postal service for requiring extra postage and then running everything through the machine. We hold up our end, but they seldom hand-cancel anything. Glad you were able to perform "surgery." They were liquid pearls, so they're generally easy to redo.
Comment: Hi Allegrae, I received Collab 76! I like it so far :) After I make my contribution, how do I know when and were to send it next? And thank you for the patterned papers!
Response: Just sign up for the next round. Partners will be assigned, and you'll then know to whom you mail. If you receive the name of the person who started the card, just start a new postcard, and hold off on sending the one you have until you receive a different name.
Comment: Thanks so much for the ocean ATCs. I esp. love the one with moss on it. Both are very creative. We live almost 200 miles from the coast of the gulf of Mexico. in Texas that is considered a day trip.
Comment: Super loved all but one, and that is great because I can find an use for that one too. I promise to not send the Bread one back to you. I added a note, since it is food, and I tend to send you food card.
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of ATC! My favorites are the peg leg cat hahaha 🤪😆 and the April Autism one. You might have read that my son, Hunter has Autism so you know that ATC is a keeper for me! The extra paper was a nice surprise also. 💞👍🏻
Comment: I really love your recipe postcard!!! It is beautifully made and designed combining printed and cut printed pieces. Wonderful work and technique, thank you! PS, I'll definitely give the slaw a try. :)
Comment: Wow what an interesting and gorgeous card for my collection!! Thank you for such a great effort, I’d love to know what you did to create this, the subtle accents are intriguing and I appreciate the background info you provided on the killer himself. I love it!
Comment: FUN card to add to...... thanks for the extras and the Christmas wish.... we had a great Thanksgiving and a great wedding of our youngest daughter......Hope you are well and HAPPY.....SwaP on and STAY CALM!
Comment: I love the atc so much. I can’t imagine living in the area during the time. It was such a dramatic capture and the community outrage was great to see. Thanks again for this awesome mini art. I adore it. 🖤🖤
Comment: These are so beautiful! I love the green, of course, and the cloud backgrounds. I actually really love the green cloud background. Now, I'm thinking, do I have to make these about fish? And since I have nothing related to fish, I'm deciding no. I can't wait to work on these and send them on! Thank you also for the extra papers! You rock!
Comment: oh what a glorious start to a postcard.... can't wait to add some pirate stuff fun fun fun!!! and the Campbell's soup card.... amaz ing I just found an add for Campbells soup that I put on a postcard from 1965 for noodles and ground beef....yuck huh? Fun to get your card.....love it and the extras!
Comment: Oooohhhh what a beautiful coin. LOVE the colors and the vintage feel to the design. I am a biologist and it reminds me of old book illustration. Delicious! The little gold fleck highlights are perfect too! Thanks so much! <3<3<3
Comment: Thanks so much for the resend. I love this ATC. So many cool layers and depth. I don't do much collage but appreciate receiving it! The napkin blends into the background beautifully and the wash tape is way cool! Thanks so much for joining my swap! <3<3<3
Comment: Love this card also of the person and the winter scene. I knew right away what I wanted to add although I had to look for the rubber stamp!! LOL That is what happens when one has lots of crafting supplies!! LOL Thanks for the card and the extras!!
Comment: Thanks for the pc and the extras. You really got me thinking on what to add to this beauty of the weaver!! I am loving these swaps and the fact that so many of you are faithful to these swaps.
Comment: The ATC that you created is beautiful and will be a perfect addition to my book when I take it down from the board. Thank you so much and for the extras; as well as hosting. I love anything to do with the beach!
Comment: Wow!! Receiving this card in the mail today, really made my day! From the witty ATC itself, the whimsical greeting card, the fun extras, all the way down to the awesome Mr. Rogers postage stamp. You really made me smile!! Thank you so much!
Comment: Hello and thank you for forwarding some cool ATCs to me. It's fun to see how differently everyone packages their "bag." Annette's is cool. Thanks again. (p.s. your envelope was machine processed and it came through just fine.)
Comment: This card is so creepy and perfectly made. Thank you so much! I’m glad you like these swaps. I’ll continue to do them, hopefully at least two in this theme, every month. I hope to see more of your work in the future!
Comment: Arrrghhh! Drop anchor and sit a spell while I regale ye land lubbers with tales of my seaworthy new ATC. He’s a manly man with tattoos a plenty and a salty demeanor that suits him to a T.
And now he has shanghai-ed my heart.
I’ll never wander far from the shore with him in my life; content to be shackled to my handsome sailor ATC forever. ❤️
Comment: What a fun ATC! I love that silly vintage illustration of the scissors with the face. Nice texture in added elements. Thanks also for the Jams to work on-I'm all out at the moment! Happy Spring-It's snowing!!!!
Comment: Fun! Thanks for hosting this swap and sending me one of yours! Such a cute gingerbread man with his little top hat! Thanks for finishing my sewing themed jam AND that should be interesting to work with the tall dark stranger in this next jam you sent me! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Seriously awesome ATC! You totally captured the gruesome and puzzling aspects of the crime! Studying your art to figure out what is going on there is like studying the case itself! Thank you also for the ephemera and I love the Campbell Kids card :-)
Comment: I am always so happy to get a package from you. This group of ATC's makes m smile. Super excited I have 2 Christmas cards and I really like the cork card. Thanks for another fabulous swap. Hope to see you again.
Comment: Oh my gosh!! Absolutely amazing starter sets!! I am so excited to do these!!! It warms my heart that you made them so personal!!! (Can you share that secret with me sometime??) wonderful. Thank you!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I do a lot of digital design, so these sets were digitally composed. Wanted to shake things up a bit! Have fun!
Comment: Allegrae I'm so glad you decided to join these swaps. I love having you here! Your cards are always so fun, bright and very different compared to other ATCs that I receive, I can't wait to see how this year unfolds : )
Comment: WOW! Thanks for all the ATCs. I do like them. I have so many that I have started to use them as my focal point on the front of my greeting cards. I have received nice comments on the cards! I will get to the jams you sent the first of the week.
Response: So glad you like them! Looking forward to your contributions to the jams!
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs! I like the jam a lot! I didn't know you were in the ATC Jams group too. How many Jams have you participated in and how many have you gotten back?
Response: I do several jams a week! Most find their way back. Some invariably end up in a black hole. I've had some return a year after I've worked on them! I don't stress about them, as there's a steady flow.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome set of ATC and even the paper that you sent with! I had a piece sent to me once as an extra and I was able to make it in to quite a few cute little ATC! I am glad that you passed that along! Happy swapping friend!
Comment: Thanks for the great ATCs ðŸ˜‹ Both of yours were super cool and the fabric one was very interesting too. And I â¤ï¸ Buddy ðŸ¶, I wish they would have featured him more in The Secret Life of Pets. Have an awesome day, Nathan
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! I love the postage stamp on it. I had a hard time walking my dogs during the heat wave, and my plants did not fare too well. What is it like in New York?
Response: Not as hot as California, but definitely more humid! My dog doesn't miss the hot pavements, but he definitely slows down as the humidity rises. He, does, however, enjoy the snow (except for the blizzards).
Comment: Hello Allegrae, and happy holidays! I love the ATCs created by you. I especially love The Tailor since I have inherited bits & bobs from my husband's great-great grandfather who was a tailor from Germany who immigrated to America with his family in 1852. The Hey Tony! ATC is also darling. Thank you for the other nice ATCs, as well. I hope our paths cross again in the future. Thank you for a great swap!
Comment: Ugh! My computer for some reason is not letting me click the box to give you a heart! :( Thanks for the variety...there were a few "keepers" in there- the rest I'll pass on in the next round! :)
Comment: First, I have to apologize! I found your letter, along with 5 others in my garage! My lovely, helpful, IDIOT of a boyfriend checked the mail, and promptly plopped it down on his workbench. Only to see the light of day as I was sneak cleaning it while he was out of town! I AM SOOOOO SORRY!
I love this Dr. Pepper ATC! Dr. Pepper is one of my favorite sodas to drink (when I do, that is). THANKS! =)
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart! I'm so glad you unearthed the envelope!
Comment: I know I rated you for this - must have forgotten to click the Save Ratings box!! Good thing Swapbot gives us reminders and I took the time to double check! Thank you for sending and hosting - will join #19 and pass on the bag!
Response: Thanks for rating & the heart! Glad you're going to join the next swap!
Comment: Hi Allegrae, Thanks for hosting this swap. Thanks for the great ATC and the extra papers. I loved Frosted Flakes as a kid and still do also. I still have my Tony the Tiger cup and bowl that my mom sent off for.
Response: Really glad you could join! Thanks for rating & the heart.
Comment: Thank you for all the great cards. I love that you sent ones related to flowers and postal theme. Lots of perfect cards for my collection. If I have not told you before, love your swap card! I appreciate the cool magnet. Great swap and thanks for asking me. Hugs, Mona
Response: So glad to hear it, Mona! Thanks for the rating & the heart.
Comment: Allegrae, thank you for the candy cane atc. I could almost taste the peppermint! The little bits of white you added reminded me of the crunchy texture of peppermint ice cream. Delightful!! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I enjoyed making it for you. Thanks for the rating & the heart!
Comment: I have just opened your ATC. It's gorgeous - I particularly love that you chose green, an unexpected but really effective colour for the card. And the text is so mysterious. Thank you for the card!
Response: So glad you like it! I really enjoyed making it for you!
Comment: Wow, justâ€¦wow. I'm speechless, it's really lovely Allegrae (is lovely a weird word?) I'm so glad this group exists too but also everyone in the group for being so awesome! It's one of the best places on swapbot. Thank you again and thank you for being a part of the swap!
Response: So glad you like it! I had so much fun making it! I, too, am really glad the group exists and look forward to future challenges.
Comment: Hello! I am lucky enough to be partnered with you again! Thanks for all the ATCs. I found several that I loved and are already stashed in my collection. Thanks for a great swap! Have a great week. Take care! :)
Response: Glad there were some keepers! I had set a few aside for you!
Comment: Thanks for the assorted ATCs. I like the one with the tattered flowers. Now this is a first for me - seeing ATCs with nothing on the back. Whaaat? :) Thanks for the extra bits. I'll use the yellow paper tonight on a card.
Response: Thanks for rating & the heart! Yes, an occasional ATC has no info on the back. This stymied me, too, when I first joined huge swaps, but it has become less anomalous. I'm assuming the backing has fallen off somewhere along the way.
Comment: â™¥ What a great ATC. I love the repeats of the theme. I will have to try that technique in a future project. The lace color, shape and placement creates an historic period/ vintage quality to it. I used to be a tour guide and I could see this as an item sold in a museum gift shop. What product did you use to get the luster finish ? Thank You for the ATC supplies and your note and for hosting this swap â™¥
Response: So glad you like it! I appreciate your kind words. I usually seal my ATCs with a thin coat of Mod Podge (glossy).
Comment: Hello Allegrae, I love the Vintage Angel of Mercy. She reminds me of the way nurses looked when my mom started nursing. Cheers for the Coca Cola break. My co-workers and I would drink them all the time to get us through the night shift. Thanks for the pretty papers, and also for being a dedicated nurse.
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great cards you sent. I defiantly have some favorites I will be adding to my stash. LOVE your "calling card" which is fabulous as well as the pin! Love it all. Hugs, Mona
Response: So glad you found a few to add to your collection! Your anti-haggis pal, Allegrae
Comment: I adore this zebra-inspired rolo, Allegrae! I doubt that the zebras waste a moment of time worrying about their horizontal stripes...but I confess that I have occasionally thought, as I see pictures of them from the rear, "my, they DO have big bottoms"! Thank you for a trifecta of wonderfulness...the rolo, the sweet extra papers, and your note, which made me giggle!
Response: So glad you like the zebra (and his rear). Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Allegrae, thank you so much for the beautiful Grace Kelly ATC...I LOVE your presentation, and the super cool filmstrip-looking stencil design! You're right, our styles are very different, but that truly IS the beauty of swapping...who wants binders full of the same old thing? Thank you for being a lovely swap partner!
Response: I am so glad you like it! I enjoyed making it for you. Thank you for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC! It makes me hungry for seafood. I am originally from LA and I am very sick of this cold Iowa weather. I hope you enjoy the uncoming rain in LA.....although I know LA folk are not fond of rain. :) Take care!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart! Yes, the much-needed rain has started to descend. We are so spoiled here!
Comment: I just received today your ATC. Thank you it is fantastic. Thank you for the extra too. I'm gald to "meet" another digital artist ;-) You absolutely right,people sometime underestimate the work it could be to create art with a computer. Thanks again.
Response: I am so glad you like it! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you SO much for this swap. The APCs are great! & I love the extras! The magnet is so fun! The letter of encouragement really means a lot to me!
I am so worried about the swap I sent you, it was the first time using that technique, and I'm fearing how they traveled. If there's any problems and they need to be re-done please contact me.
Response: So glad you like the cards! I will let you know when the package arrives.
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment and extras. I don't mind the typed letter. I shake as well and you can hardly read it. Plus with my arthritis it hurts to write.. Never feel bad for typing a note out.
Response: So glad you like everything. Thanks for rating and for the heart!
Comment: Hi! Loved your pc - that is how I have felt over the past couple of days - pulled in several directions! LOL! I am so jealous of your weather - we are supposed to be 11 inches of snow starting tomorrow and the wind chill is going to be below zero - brrrr! We usually don't get this cold, but here we go! LOL! Enjoy your sweet weather and think of us! Hugs, Happy New Year and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I couldn't resist opening your gifts early. They're gorgeous!! I absolutely love them. The chocolate sounds delicious. I'd been having a rough day and they totally cheered me up. Happy holidays!! Xoxo
Response: So glad everything arrived safely and could spread some holiday cheer. When in doubt, eat chocolate!
Comment: I love the song "Gravity" by: Sara Bareilles. It's been a favorite of mine for awhile. I love "Carol of the Bells", also. But I like Trans-Siberian Orchestra's version the best. 2cellos is SO talented.
Comment: Nice board! And a heart for creativity -- although some of the pins might have been stretching it a little for the swap theme ;), there were others that I never would have thought of that totally fit (I loved the Sno-balls!) and overall the pins were great! I'll have to check out the Hitchcock film. Thanks for sharing your board... and welcome to Swap-bot!