Comment: You put together a beautiful package for me! The lovely tin filled with goodies made my day. I just loved the fat quarter, and the key bookmark is already in use...and the yarn ball you included is just a gorgeous mix of colors, one of the loveliest I have ever seen. Thank you!
Response: Oh good! I'm so glad you liked it =) I am also obsessed with that yarn!
Comment: I just got your amazing Love Shrine today!!! It arrived on Valentines Day! It is incredibly gorgeous and I have it as a centerpiece in my living room thank you sooooo much! You made my day :) The little bottles are perfect I've been looking for identical ones for a project as well where'd you find them??
Response: I'm so glad it got to you safely and in one piece!! I really enjoyed making it =)
The bottles were actually a gift from another swapper, so alas, I cannot help you with where I got them. Have you tried Etsy's supply section?
Comment: I LOVE my shrine! Thank you so much for making me such a great shrine. I hung it on my bedroom wall. I took some pictures and will upload them for all to see. Thank you so much for all the time and energy you put into it. I was so lucky to have a great swap partner.
Response: Oh thank goodness! I was so worried it wouldn't get there in one piece. I really loved making it and your themes were so much fun! (Even if I had a devil of a time finding tiny chickens!)
Comment: I got my box today! *is happy dancing* I thought about waiting till November 1 to open the package that said open right away..but then thought that I should follow directions. I ADORE the gloves! So warm, and in one of my favorite colors too! Perfect! Thank you, thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like the gloves. I love little rituals when I sit down to write a lot of words and I find that putting on fingerless gloves is a great one for me. While I'm not the world's greatest knitter, I love making those little gloves! I hope you enjoy the rest of your care package too!
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful package. The two necklaces are perfect and beautiful. I am going to wear the green one tomorrow! I love the stones you picked and the great information about them. The crystal ROCKS, lol. Thanks again for being a great partner. Blessings, Mona
Response: I am so glad you liked the package!! It was a lot of fun to make and I loved how the crystal necklace turned out. Enjoy wearing it!
Comment: That's some very pretty mini ATC's in an adorable matchbox. Love it! The origami instructions sheets you sent along will undoubtedly make their way into some artwork :D
Now the word I think is STAR (also looking at the moon and deep blue sky design of the boxk):
S - for Sea
T - for Tree
A - for Apple
R - for Reader
Response: You got it! I was worried some of the pieces were a little too abstract, which is why I decorated the box the way I did. Thank you for the rating! =)
Comment: FYI: this card needs to be backed with stiff cardstock or card. It is quite bent from the mail. Also, I had to go to the post office, pay .78 because it was a very thick envelope, and no return address!
Comment: Yay graphics! And there's 6 I didn't get immediately, so that's good. I like a challenge. Thanks! ***edit*** Okay, so I need the answers to 8 and 2. I think 8 is "Sihnon", but you've got one too many spaces. I have no idea 2 because Shadow doesn't fit... help!
Comment: Hello Cara,
Thank you for the beautiful Creative Journaling Kit you designed and created for me. I do really love what you did with the cigar box and the word "believe" resonates with me big time. As well, the contents are wonderful and the kit will be of great for using on journal projects I do over time. In fact, today I got a journal with prompts and I can see some of the items you sent being of great use in this journal. Thank you so much. This is our first time to swap and I hope we get further opportunities to swap with one another in the future. Happy Swapping to you!!!
Comment: It was fun to read your list. There are quite a few things on it that I'd like to give (another) go.
I also loved the card and the funny congratulatory message and you were right, it had only just been my birthday, so it was perfect timing :P
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! It arrived safely and I loved hearing your description of your mindscape =) I'm responding to your answers...to do it properly, can I send you a letter? If that's alright, please PM me your address (I probably have it, but just to be sure), and if not, I'll devise a digital method asap. Thanks again! =)
Comment: The atc arrived today. I liked what you did for this card, and the design was real pretty. :) But unfortunately with the sword, everything from the hilt down was broken and some pieces missing. :( Thanks anyway for sending.
Response: Oh no! I should have wrapped it with bubblewrap or something. I'm so sorry!!!
Comment: Thank you for such a great concept! If I could give extra hearts I would. I love how you carried the whimsical theme and colors through. I enjoyed the story of the zine; I would have loved to see the same design in your ATC in there as well. Have you ever tried digital scrapbooking? =) And the watch is beautiful! Thank you so much for such a thoughtful gift! =) (P.S. Did you make the card too? It's wonderful!)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I'm still learning about what can be done with zines, but now that you mention it, I wish I had done that too! (I did make the card, thank you!)
Comment: How fun! I love that you used 'recycled' images, I always see (and sometimes save) perfect images on things like cups and napkins, and I've yet to use them. Starbucks has some great resources! Thanks and Happy New Year!
Comment: A bookmark which deserves a beautiful book to ornament - soft, rich colours, a perfect bookish quote, and beautifully executed with the shades, shapes, and fibers. I suspect it'll be going into my Oxford Anthology of English Literature, the maroons and creams setting off the green and gold binding!
Thank you so much - hugs from Judith!
Response: You are so very welcome! I'm glad you liked it. I liked the result so much I made one for me too =)
Comment: I Love it,,, What an amazing atc..You are very talented and creative,,I love the copper wire, what a great ideal and it made a wonderful embellishment..The little guy is so cute and he will be safe in my collection..I Thank you with a heart and wish I could give you a 1000 more....
Response: Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun with him and all I could think of was that he needed a hug =)
Comment: WOW...How very creative..I love it, you are a very talented artist..and a clever one to use the beads as the waves..It's amazing and I am so happy that you sent it to me,,,I Thank you with a heart...
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome envelope of wonderful ATCs!!!!!! the Devil Kitty is my absolute favorite, but is closely followed by the stripes & polka dots and the sender's choice "Day Dreamer." amazing work, thank you so much again! :-)
Response: Oh yay! I'm so glad you liked them! I adore Devil Kitty too =)
Comment: Thank you for the letter. What interesting smelling tea. it smells all apple-ie and yet not because theres spice there too, Im not sure if I should add it to soup or drink it. Cool. But yes, thank you also for a delightful ATC, I shall add to my special section in my ATC folder.
Response: Thank you for the kind words! I adore that tea too =)
Comment: Oh you so deserve this rating! Your depiction of Palamon and Emeley is perfect and I like the materials you used, especially set against the actual script. Many thanks, your a real artist and this is a great addition to my collection. Thanks also for the Engelbreight card! (Even if DD has swiped it lol)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!! It was a lot of fun to do.
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful package. It was truly put together with love ( like I said a million hearts for the apron). I laughed through your whole journal. You sound just like me, but sadly I do not have your way with words. I have a husband who is 5' 7'' and weighs 135. He went up to 140 and went on a diet, It took him 2 days. I live in a slimquick commerical. Thank you again for the package. I wish you the best with your goal.
Response: Aren't Husbands frustrating?!
I'm so glad you liked the package and the journal. I had a lot of fun putting it together (even if I didn't always have fun with the dieting!)
Comment: thank you so much for the deck, it is beautiful, the deck i had been using just wasnt appealing and this one is really lovely, i think i will get much more enjoyment and use out of it. thank you so much for trading with me.
Response: Yay! I'm glad the deck got a good home. I've been ignoring it for far too long. I ended up with a deck that fit me better, and it just wasn't getting used. Thank you so much for such a fun swap!
Comment: Interesting, I hope it serves our pre-novel writing purpose. I could see it defining antagonisms, always necessary, and defining some of the plot. It did nothing for me in terms of defining these two characters beyond their jobs. Is that enough? By the way it's really helpful to note somewhere on what you mail what swap it's for.
Comment: Hey Cara!
thx for the recipies! I dont really know what I would consider risotto, but I'm so excited to try it, I've never made it and I've been watching hells kitchen and they are always making risotto there (I know theres lots of variations) and I cant wait to try it thx!!
Response: It is soooooo yummy. Not the most slimming thing in the world, but extremely tasty!
Response: I'm sorry! I sent you a message via swap-bot that your note got stuck under some stuff in my craft room and described the ATCs so that you would know who they were from. I didn't know you hadn't gotten it.