Comment: Thank you for the hearts and flowers flipbook! Very well done. I don’t know what happened to the first one you sent? It’s still out in postal land I suppose? If it does show up, I will be sure to let you know. Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Lol yeah sometimes they seem to go on adventures before showing up. Thank you so much for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: OMG! Are you kidding me? THIS IS THE BEST PACKAGE AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ART EVER!!!!! I cannot thank you enough. I framed the AJ Page and hung it up. I adore every single thing you sent. I feel so incredibly honored to have all these wonderful creations from you! A billion and one hearts!
Response: I am so glad that you like it. I was just a bit worried although I did adore the way it finished. Thank you again for swapping with me and for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for this awesome ATC. The background/master board you made is stunning. The colors are so stunning and the texture simply amazing. I also adore the envies you sent. One amazing card and swap which inspired me!
Response: Thank you so very much for the kind comment. I had so much fun playing in the colors you like, and have to admit it was a color combination that I have not played in before, so thank you so very much for the inspiration and the rating.
Comment: Love your gel printed envie! What a wonderful assortment of goodies! I just love the cool die cuts and stickers! Kitty postcards...wesome! And daisy notecard...I love daisies! Thank you for such a fun swap!
Response: You are so welcome. Daisies are such a powerful little flower. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: Wow, wow, wow!!! I really don't know what to say. your ATC is absolutely amazing and I feel like it's Christmas with all of the extras that you sent to me! I truly love everything! Thank you so very much for all of it! I certainly didn't expect any extras. I just have 1 beef...why didn't you send a cat? You could have used a larger envelope...LOL! 😸 😘 🤗
Response: You are so very welcome. I think that the cat would have to be hand delivered! not that I would be opposed to a road trip. Thank you so very much for letting me know that it arrived.
Comment: OMG! That was my exact reaction as I opened your AWEsome swap! You spoiled me with the owl goodies! I especially love the pouch and the owl embroidery transfers! It's been a while since I embroidered, but I may just have to get back to it for these patterns! Thanks again!
Response: I am so very glad that you enjoyed this swap. I did too. Thank you so much for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: My cards were absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much.
I love flamingos so it makes it hard to use them. I just want to keep them for myself.
What paper did you use? I just love the colors. If you don't mind sharing the info. I might I have to go looking for it.
Response: You are welcome. The paper I used was from the Hunkydory rose gold line. I really enjoyed working with it and new immediately when reading your profile that this was the paper I wanted to use. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Sarah!! OMG the package of destash you sent was so amazing, I felt like it was Christmas!!!!! I can't believe all the cool things you put in there!!! Thank you so much, I hope you have a wonderful day!
Response: Oh good I am glad that you got it. I realized after it was gone that I should have packaged the chalk paint a little differently and I hoped that it would make it without opening. I had so much fun getting this package together for you. Thank you for swapping and for the rating.
Comment: You sent me a steampunk bee LOVE IT! Tysvm! Loved the paperclips and background papers as well! Did you make the dirty pour background paper yourself? I can never get many cells when I do mine no matter what. Anyway thanks again you really made my day!
Response: You are so very welcome, I really had fun with this one, and I knew as soon as I was reading your profile why I had saved that little bee. I think If I redid this swap, I would have focused more the colors more towards amber. But it was pretty with the darker metallics too. I did do the pours myself, I love them. Thank you for the rating and kind comments.
Comment: Sarah, this dragonfly card is so incredible! The background is my favorite part, I never tried the crackle mediums with metallics, what a unique effect! I'm definitely going to have to try this one for myself! The layers of ribbon and fibery paper and metallic pieces and paper complements it so well. This is already up on my display shelf so that I can admire it everyday I'm in my craft room. Thank you again for such a creative ATC that gives so much inspiration and beauty! I adore it!
Response: Thank you once again for the feedback, swapping with you is always a pleasure and the feed back helps more than you realize. Thank you once again for swapping
Comment: This is so beautiful Sarah! I love the fine texture and the colors coordinate so well. It looks like a framed piece of art, as it should! Thanks for such an amazing piece of work, I always enjoy your creations and seeing the love you put in to your work!
Response: Lol this one was interesting, and I liked the challenge of using the pear. I did not realize until recently that I really love certain themes and seem to forgot to stretch past them. So this was great. Thank you once again for hosting and for the rating.
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous cards thanks so much, too nice to use LOL, I love them 100 hearts ( whisper, no envelopes inc) THANK YOI!!!
Response: Oh goodness, I thought I had slipped them in behind the cards. Thank you for letting me know so I can ensure this doesn't happen again. I truly enjoyed making these for you. Thank you for the rating and kind comments.
Comment: These thank you cards are FABULOUS! I love what you did with them. I could stare at the bits of colors and swirls and layers all day. These will be very hard to use and give up, thank you so much for them!
Response: I really had a lot of fun making these cards. I think that this is such an excellent way to look at a project with new eyes. Thank you for swapping with me and thank you for the rating.
Response: You are so welcome. I was a little bit worried when I started because I was not sure if I was going in the right direction but I have to admit I loved the way these postcards turned out. Thank you so very much for swapping with me and rating me.
Comment: Thank you =) I won't be swapping next year =/ Too much other stuff going on!
Response: You are very welcome. I am sad to hear that the swaps will be more limited with you as I very much enjoy swapping with you but I am so excited that you have other things to focus on. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Love love love!! Thanks for the great journal and extras!!
Response: Awe thank you so much for the kind comments. I really enjoyed this process, so much so that I made another five books. It was such a great way to use up some of the hundreds of prints I have created. Thank you so much for the rating and for swapping with me.
Comment: Wow! Your package arrived today and it was over the top awesome!! I can hardly wait till Christmas to open your gifts because the extras you sent were so perfect. I love Tim Holtz and I have been dying for some Nuvo drops and the red brads will be perfect for my upcoming Christmas projects. Thank you so much for being an amazing partner!
Response: Its crazy but this swap was when it hit me how close we are getting to the holidays, and I really enjoy sending a little bit of joy in a package. Thank you so much for the rating.
Comment: OH WOW! So many fun fun fun papers! Yippee! Can't wait to play with these! Thank you so much! (fyi:I think it took so long to arrive b/c it arrived today in one of USPS envies that says...."inadvertently damaged". It was so full that I can't imagine anything is missing though!)
Response: So crazy because I know I taped it up well. I was glad to see you landed for a bit. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thanks so much for swap did think I rated you 😀
Response: So weird because I know you did rate me because I read it, but was on my tablet and it is hard to respond on that particular device...Strange. Thank you for the rating and the kind comments, I had too much fun with these two swaps. I would love to swap again.
Comment: Dear Sarah thank you so much for the lovely package and I had to open the big box to be able to rate you I have kept the little Christmas bags to open Christmas Day I loved everything it was so perfect if you would like to do a private swap pm me and I hope you keep in touch thank you again
Response: You are so very welcome. finding items for this swap was very enjoyable and I hope that you can use them all. Thank you for the ratings and I cannot wait to swap with you again.
Comment: Dear Sarah, I LOVE what you made for me!!! And the lovely extra's - really an awesome piece of mail(art) The notecard, lovely stickers, super envie and gorgeous owl-card! Thank you SO MUCH!!! It felt like receiving "Happy Mail, Yay!" :-D 1000's of hearts!
Response: You are so very welcome. I am practicing new techniques and this is one that I think I will incorporate into my other crafts. Thank you for the rating and the kind comments.
Comment: Thank you for your awesome green cards and the handmade notecard that you sent it, it was so thoughtful of you! I love the crackle that you got in the resist spray, I didn't even think about being able to do that. I'm glad you had fun with it!
Response: You are one of my favorite swappers and your little kindnesses make my day. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous mail art! I absolutely love the envelopes you sent <3 The colors are stunning and I especially like the bits of geometric washi! I giggled when I saw the stickers -- I just bought myself a package of the same ones! As soon as I saw birds AND glitter I knew I had to have them :) So thank you for adding to my sticker stash -- you can never have too many :)
Response: You are so very welcome. This envelope was an experiment. I think it needs just a bit of work but I too really like the washi as an addition. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Sarah - Thank you so much for the beautiful "under the sea" Mail Art. I love it! All the layers and techniques are so pretty. I love all of the goodies that you sent and you are a sweetheart for making me the awesome notecards! Thanks for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I am so glad that this made it to you. And you are so very welcome. Thank you for the swap and for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful swap! I love the colors you chose too, and thank you for the stamps, they will be put to good use :)
Response: You are so very welcome. I am so happy to see that this one made it. I hate so much when they go to alternative locations. Sometimes I wonder if someone sees them and just wants a little bit of brightness in their worlds.. But I digress. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: Thank you very much for beautiful postcard
Response: You are so welcome. This was something different for me and afterwards I picked up a couple of books to learn more ways to add variety to my lettering. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: What an extravagant package! I love paper. I’m trying to declutter. I love paper. No conflict there, right?
Response: You are so very welcome. I really understand the conflict, I mean its not like you will be able to find that perfect paper later when you want it for a project, and it is not out of print.... Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah!! Thank you so much for the Sharpie pens! I can't wait to try them! The envie is beautiful! Love that shimmer!
Response: You are so welcome. I was a little worried about sending you all the colors and I know some of them are not your favorites but really wanted you to have the whole pack. Good luck with the using of your supplies! And thank you so very much for the rating.
Comment: Hi-Great to swap with you again. We are thinking toward garden planting now too! Spring has finally sprung! Great Atc to add to my collection-Thanks for sharing!
Response: I have to admit, between the very warm days and then colder windy days, I still think that the weather is having difficulty deciding what it is doing, oh well the peas are in so we will have to see what happens! Thank you for the kind comment and the rating.
Comment: OMG!!! I love, love, love these two (two!!!) vintage steampunk grunge atcs! You put so much work into them with all kinds of techniques and ephemera! They are so amazing - definitely not going into my binder! I'll exhibit them in a frame on the wall!!! Thank you so very much!!!
Response: You are so very welcome. This is one of my favorite themes to create in and when I get the chance to really spend some time, I love how versatile the theme is. Thank you for the inspiration and the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC's! I got lucky & got 2 this time...yay!! You are always such a wonderful swap partner. Hugs!
Response: You are welcome. I was not sure that the whale counted as vintage, so I thought I should do a slightly more traditional one as well. Thank you for the opportunity to create and for the rating.
Comment: I love your ATC. I love the colors you used for this little gem. The saying Art is the colors and textures of your imagination is just perfect.
Response: I am so glad it made it to you as it was looking a little rough for the wear when it came back to me. This one was such an inspiration for me. I mean have you seen the images people make with torn paper on pintrest? Mine was much more simple as the technique was more than it seems it would be at first blush. Thank you once more.
Comment: Goodness, where do I begin? The flip book is amazinggg! Love how you put everything together. I can't believe all the goodies in the box! Washi tape, TH metal bits, papery goodies, ephemera. Wow. You have truly spoiled me and made my day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Response: I am so very glad that you were spoiled, I know of no person so deserving. Thank you for the amazing swap and the ratings.
I absolutely LOVED everything you sent! Thank you so much for all the amazing extras! I have all of the Tim Holtz remnant rub-ons except for the set you sent! I absolutely love them! It was a wonderful package, beautifully wrapped, and gave me a much-needed pick-me-up. Thank you so very, very much!!
Response: You are so very welcome, these are some of my favorite swaps, and I love it when I am able to build stashes with new items. Thank you for the rating and kind words.
Comment: Eeeeeee! Just got In from vacay & guess what was waiting for me.... your great whimsy jar!!! You went way & beyond with extras. TYvvm!! Lol! You & I thought the same as far as keeping the jar clear... Have an amazing weeking! â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡
Response: You are so very welcome, I hoped you would not mind that I went with a square jar instead of the round food jar. I just thought it matched better. And I had so much fun making this for you.
Thank you for the inspiration and for swapping and for the rating.
Comment: Your JOY cards are absolutely gorgeous! I can't stop looking at them. Your sharing of their backstory makes them all the more precious. And thank you for the Easter cards and smash pads. Opening your package felt like Christmas. I wish I could give you a bunch of hearts. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: You are so very welcome. This is one of the things I really like about swapping on this site, I can be pushed in a new direction which would not have happened without "meeting" and swapping with you. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: OHhhhh My Giddy STarZ!!! You have totally blown me away. I came home from spending the afternoon at the emergency room with my husband....(turns out he will be fine.) I was feeling low and drained...then to find my mailbox bulging at the seams...LOL oh boy you really deserve 20 hearts+ My husband was in AWE too. Thank you. THANK YOU! My heart is filled to bursting at your kindness. â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥ Sincerely, Judy
Response: You are so welcome. I have to admit I was a little worried I was a little heavy on the washi but this was a lot of fun to put together for you. I am so glad to hear that everything with a stressful afternoon is turning out. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah, thank you so much for the beautiful envelope that you created - it is going to find its way into a junk journal for further enjoyment. And, the pens and pencils are much appreciated - so very very generous of you!
Response: You are so very welcome. Your profile was so much fun to read and then it was fun to apply that in my head and see what happened on the envelope. Thank you for swapping and for the rating.
Comment: OMG these are the most beautiful cards i've received in a long time! not to mention the great G45 extras & the Dazzles! Thank you
Response: Thank you so much, I really had a lot of fun creating them, and this theme leaves so very much open so it is fun to experiment. You are very welcome for the extras, I was excited to find someone who shared my enjoyment of dazzles.
Comment: What a lovely Christmas surprise! The beautiful card in the handmade envie would have been enough. It was so generous and sweet of you to send the ephemera pack and flashcards. I will definitely use them. And the card is gorgeous -- it's going in my scrapbook! Thank you so much!!
Response: You are so welcome. I am glad that you can use the extras too. Thank you for the kind compliments about the card and for the rating.
Comment: Sarah!! (Sigh!) There are not words big enough to express how surprised, excited and grateful I am for the true HAPPY MAIL you sent me!! Thank you so much!! If I had received nothing else for Christmas I could still be ecstatic! I absolutely love the handmade swap cards--they are gorgeous!! The flip book is divine!!! And all the amazing crafting goodies--thank you for helping me document and celebrate my Daughter!! All of this amazing-ness and I haven't even opened the actual gifts yet! :o) Thank you for thinking of my Mom. <3 She has been a life saver lately and your kindness is much appreciated! Saving our gifts for Christmas morning. Thank you for an incredible swap! You've made my Hall of Fame!! :o) Wishing you and yours a most Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Hugs to you.
Response: You are so very welcome. I had so much fun planning this one out, and reading your profile. Thank you so very much for swapping and for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully sparkly stocking and all the exciting looking goodies :) I can't wait to open them - I don't think they'll all make it to Christmas day before being unwrapped!
Response: You are so very welcome. I know the feeling about waiting but it is only a few days be for a few days before Xmas. I am so happy that it made it to you before. Thank you for letting me know it arrived and for the rating.
Comment: â¤ Dear Sarah, gosh, what an amazing-swap with such a lot of different pairs of earrings, yeah.
Thanks so much but, you spent such a lot of money incl. registrered-mail! â¤
Response: I have never looked for dangly silver earrings. And it was surprisingly fun. I wanted to send you a few pairs that you might not already have, and I am sure the sales persons were amused that I brought along a measuring tape. But they were all on sale, and I really couldn't decide on just one of them so I am excited to hear that you like them. Happy Holidays dear. And thank you for the rating and letting me know that they arrived.
Comment: This is an amazing envelope. What a beautiful ATC's and Postcards (please write me and let me know the technique you used for these ones) you have sent my way. Proud owner of your beautiful art.Sarah, THANK YOU SO MUCH for this fantastic package â™¥â™¥
Response: I am so happy that these ones made it to you. I will write you a letter with all the details, I have really had fun making these. Thank you for swapping with me, it is always a pleasure. And thank you for the rating.
Comment: This is a beautiful atc, Sarah! I love the way you used real leaves and collaged them and the feathers are just amazing! Thank you so much! Also thank you for the extras - love the gears!
Response: You are so very welcome. I was hoping that by enclosing them in glue I could preserve all of the color but I will have to experiment a bit more although I really like the way these worked out as well. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow!!! Thank you for this wonderful swap! It deserves 5 stars! I love the gorgeous homemade postcard with the poppies and dragonfly, and thanks too for all the nautical/beach themed card, calendar and packet of fun things to play with!!! This one really brightened a gloomy, blowy, snowy day! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are so very welcome. I adored how this one came out. I almost put red dragonflies on it, they were everywhere out here this year but that is not the traditional colors... Thank you for the rating.
Comment: This was like birthday, christmas, halloween and swap put together. Amazing swap and altered box. I will be sorting through all these items you generously sent. The cactus journal cards, cupcake liners, washi, ribbon. I don't even know how you knew these were all favorites of mine. I ADORE this swap. Thank you so much for your generosity and care you put into this. A million hearts to you!!!!!
Response: Oh I am so very glad that you got this in a timely fashion, considering that it took me to the very last day. I adore this swap and was so very excited to have you as a partner. Thank you so very much for the rating.
Comment: This is my favorite swap! And your two atcs blew me out of the "salt water"! I cannot imagine two more perfect for me cards... your technique is wonderful.... no exaggeration ... I am so impressed and pleased... " I need vitamin sea!" How cool is that..your note card and wonderful extras ... wow ... you have brightened this swappers day... thank you so much!
Response: Sorry for the late response, life got a bit fast for me. But I really wanted you to know that your comments have buoyed me. I always love to create for you. Thank you for the kindness and the rating.
Comment: You never cease to amaze me with your artistic talent. This is such a wonderful ATC. The time & effort really shows. Simply amazing!!
Thank you for the gems for me to use.
Response: I really did have fun making this one. I just really wanted to do a clock on for you that was not too much if that make sense. I enjoyed the main element enough that I made one for myself, but mine has a little bit of glitter! Enjoy. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah, Sarah, Sarah.... do you ever send a swap that's not 1000% over the top?! What an amazing package. I love the cootie catcher - I need those inspirational messages, and the artistry is wonderful. And all those extras are so .... well, words fail me. Your hand made card is going to be framed, I think! Thank you for an exceptional swap. (And sorry I rated so late - I've been out of town, just got home today.)
Response: I am so very glad to know that you got it. I worried that the little plain box made it hard to miss! I have to say this is one of my favorites that I have created this month and it surprised me. When I got it done it sat next to my work station for a while because I really liked the way it finished, enough that you almost received a replacement, but then again it was made for you! Thank you so much for hosting. This was a great swap. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I love the green texture. It reminds me of mermaid tails.
Response: You are welcome. I liked the softness of this card if that computes. I have never thought of using the green texture as a mermaid tail but now that it is in my head...
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hey Sarah! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart! I am sometimes a bit afraid of joining "destash" swaps because I get things I mostly don't use....but the fact that you changed the items in the box to accommodate to my likes is extremely sweet of you. This box was perfect for me! It was like opening a Christmas present! Thank you so much for everything and I hope your destash box brings you as much joy! You deserve it!
Response: I am so glad to hear that you could use the items, I was a little worried because so many of them were ATC related and I wanted to send a wider variety. But it was great that I was able to find a home for the items. I agree with you about destash swaps, they are so random. Thank you so very much for swapping with me.
Comment: It sure, was a long way for this postcard but so worthy the waiting. It is a beautiful creation tailored to my likes... The storm aspect is amazing and of course the lighthouse is beautiful. Thank you for an amazing postcard!!!!!
Response: I am so glad that you got this one. I loved how it turned out. I find it fascinating how mail can take its own sweet time. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I simply adore your style & this ATC is another example of why. It is just beautiful. I love all the different layers & the colors. Thank you so much for all the paper goodies for me to use. You were very generous & I plan to use every single piece. Thank you for a great swap.
Response: Thank you, I really enjoy your swaps. Thank you for the rating.
I love the ATC! I LOVE all the extra goodies... I feel like I won a postage stamp LOTTERY!!! SO GENEROUS! so much appreciated. I adore the stamps!!! Thank you to the moon and back!!!
Response: You are so very welcome. I really enjoyed this swap, sometimes its fun to go back to the beginning. I am glad you can use the stamps, I was happy to find someone who would enjoy them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the nice note in the card and the extra card:) I agree with you on the garden, SUN and water; hope you managed to do as you planned. How is business going?? Oh, and congrats with your nephew;)
Response: You are so very welcome. I got the garden in and it is doing very well so far and we adore the little bundle of mostly smiles!
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Oooh I love flipbooks! And this one is so cool! You used all the things I love, hearts and polka dots and black and white! And those key charms are amazing! Thank you for this thoughtful and sweet swap! <3
Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed the flipbook, I was a little unsure but its the one thing that I kept coming back to. I am glad that I followed my instincts. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: First of all - beautiful card!!! I absolutely love it! Then the note - I totally agree with your outlook and can relate to what you said! Thank you too for the washi and twine!!! Great swap xx
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. Its great to find that there are others from completely different places that have similar outlooks! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Oh Sarah. This has to be one of the best swaps I have ever received. I love the colors that you chose for the booklet, and how you did the ribbon, and all the fun things you made for me in the pockets- Those swap cards are AWESOME- and the tags- GORGEOUS- and the fun washi and all the bling. THEN, you go and send me some fun stuff for my smashbook, and decorate the envelope so cool. You just did such an outstanding job of everything, and you made me feel so special. This swap deserves more than a heart. Thank you!!!!!!
Response: You are so very welcome. I really enjoyed creating this journal. Its interesting to me how I can start with such a wonderful idea but run into a snag or two while creating it. But I have to admit I really liked the way it finished off. Thank you so very much for the rating.
Comment: Sarah, thank you so much for sending such a wonderful ATC...I particularly love how the key is also the body of the butterfly. I hope at some point the entire world realizes that we need to "find peace"! And oh...those wonderful old German book pages...and the beautiful beads...such a fabulous swap package! Many hearts, dear Sarah...and many thanks!
Response: You are so very welcome. I think I saw the key idea on Pintrest and I made it my own. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome flip book journal. They really are fun to make and I like all of the things you added. Where did you get those clear plastic envelopes? I really like them cause they are a heavier weight than most. Also, thank you for all of the extras you sent, especially the flowers.:)
Response: So the envelopes are sold by fun stampers journey and they are a couple of dollars for ten envelopes. The entire back is covered in an adhesive so they are very easy to apply and I adore them in the flip books. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for both the awesome pieces! I love the sock monkeys, and also the awesome (hehe) postcard! Thanks also for joining my swap! :)
Response: Lol, you are so welcome. I realized that I need to not buy the bubblewrap envelopes if I want to gelli them, they just didn't work out very well. I am thinking the larger tough envelopes and I will wrap the items in bubble wrap afterwards. But learning right. Thank you for the rating. I really had fun finding and making the little flip book for you.
Comment: Thanks for sending me the package - appreciate it so much :) Sorry postage was so high - I will have to send you some happy mail!
Response: You are so sweet. And you are very welcome. I thought that it might be fun to have a selection. And I don't mind the postage cost, its fun thinking about how a little package can bring a bit of joy anywhere in the world. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: A thousand heart for you!â¤â¤â¤ I couldn't believe what you sent for just a simple ATC swap. I LOVE the ATC first and foremost. I'm a sucker for coffee. You did a beautiful job. And stencils, stamps and stickers too? Unbelievable! Thank you so much! You totally made my day! 3/23 I will certainly use the stencils. I use stencils a lot! And I do have some of the Tim Holtz stickers with the metal finish that I've been hoarding for a long time, but not the same set you sent. I was blown away! You chose perfect items for me!
Response: You are so very welcome, I thought for a bit after reading your profile, and thought that while it was a little more, I just thought that you would use the stencils... Thank you for the rating.
Comment: How are you? What fun to swap with you again and I love what you sent! And a whole pad of paper! My Mind's Eye is one of my favorite paper lines and how did I miss this collection? Al the extra goodies that go with it are wonderful-such variety and will be fun to put to use! Thanks for sharing!
Response: You are so very welcome. I also adore that line of paper and when I saw that you were my partner I just know that I had to base the theme around that paper pad. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: When I read your ATC, it gave me a bit of peace of mind. I've been struggling with grad school and work, and well the four words you chose really hit home. Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! <3
Response: You are welcome. I am a big believer that messages come at just the right time, so I did not fight it when that was the message that seemed perfect for this piece. Thank you so very much for swapping with me.
Comment: I am absolutely blown away by the package you sent!!! I had so much fun going through this box and there is so much great stuff that I can definitely use!! The old book and the ATC's with vintage ladies are so cool!! Thank you so so much for your generosity!! I love everything!!!
Response: You are so welcome, thank you for swapping with me. I find it helpful to let go of some of the items that I have extras of or for one reason or the other will no longer use. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Sarah, The toilet roll swap arrived today and it's absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for making it for me! I'm genuinely delighted. We took very different approaches to the task which is one of the fun things about swapping. Hopefully mine will get to you within the next couple of days.
Response: You are welcome. I wanted to let it be so that you could also give it away as well. I had so much fun with this one. Thank you for hosting and the rating.
Comment: Oh my goodness, I am sorry for the late rate! I did receive my package and it took the scenic route but at least it got here safe and sound! Wonderful, thank you so much! I will be using the goodies with spring right around the corner! <3 Hugs, Bonnie
Response: You are so very welcome. Sometimes the long route happens I guess. I am so happy to be swapping with you again. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow Sarah! You are such a wonderful swap partner! What a marvelous Art Journal Page you made for me! I love it a lot!! And even three extra beauties: cards with envelopes. I send you a lot of hearts! :-D Love from Ellen
Response: Thank you for your kind comments this was so much fun. And your profile gave so much inspiration. Thank you for the ratings.
I feel so lucky to receive another swap from you! Thank you for the lovely little notecards, and for the extra thank you cards as well--all are so pretty! Think I'll keep the thank you cards at work for co-workers who are extra helpful...
Response: You are so welcome. I really adore the little thank you cards, they are so cheerful. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Love the gears! I am a big Steampunk fan. Also the postcards are wonderful! I see you like the bright colours and metallic paint as much as I do. Where did you get your fish stencil? I adore it! Thanks for being such a great swap partner! Wish I could give you more hearts!
Response: Thank you so much, I thought that this was such a fun way to make steampunk a little brighter. The stencil is from Crafters Workshop. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I Love the card you made! I'm a big fan of eyeballs, haha, and love the message too. Thanks so much, and thanks for the incredible extras you sent! I love Tim H. and you were so generous! Happy dance here. :)
Response: You are so welcome. It is such a good reminder to me. You are welcome for the package and thank you for the rating.
Comment: I love steampunk and I loved your atc. The pearl ex worked well on the gears. Also loved the colors of the background. And all of those cool extras. The papers you made were gorgeous and I love the ATC blanks. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Response: Thank you so very much. I adored the way the elements came together for this swap. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for a great swap, love the card you made! This was a fun technique, indeed!
Response: You are welcome, I enjoyed this challenge. I loved the final result on yours, although afterwards I saw the new crazing stuff from Tim Holtz and wondered how an application of that would have made it look. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you SO much for the awesome decorated envie, and also for the rubber stamps! Those were such a nice extra surprise. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel spoiled! :) <3 <3 <3
Response: Thank you for your kind comments, I am learning a new technique and sometimes those take a few attempts. I also had to cover it in tape because it started to flake, something else to work with. Thank you so very much for hosting and for the rating.
Comment: Hi Sarah, I'm delighted to receive your golden envie of shiny stuff! Love everything with the foiled accents, glittery sample and I can't wait to try out the foil kit! Thank you very much! :D
Response: Ahh good, I was starting to wonder if customs was going to keep it forever. I was surprised that silver seems to be so much more prevalent over here, looked a while for a gold kit but no luck. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: What!!!? I have never seen mermaid washi!!! omg! what an absolutely inspired package and I will use every bit of it! thanks so much for the great quotes! and the mermaids and everything else you sent! thanks again!
Response: I know I thought it was so cute when I found it and then when I read your profile I just knew that you would use it and enjoy it rather than letting it sit in my washi storage container! I really had fun creating this swap. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, and extra card and postcards, Sarah! Good luck on your decorating and new carpet installation! I find for myself I have plenty of stuff to decorate with, but when it comes to putting things on the walls or hanging shelves to display things.... I'm like... nope! I have pictures that go in my bathroom that have been under the sink waiting to be hung for like 2 years now.... lol.
Response: You are so welcome. I have pictures in the same state. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Oh my goodness...how many hearts can I give?? This is such a supercute card and I love it so much! Thank you for putting a big smile on my face!
Response: So I got to my craft space with three prompts, hedgehogs, green and maps. I would have never have guessed how much I loved how this postcard came together. I adored it once it was finished, thought about making you another. Thank you for the comments and the ratings, it has made me smile as well.
Comment: Thank you so, so much for the beautiful package! I love every last little bit you included, from the lovely mail art envie it came in to all the little bits in the wonderful mini envies you sent. And thank you also for the beautiful Prima flowers. I received this 2 days before Christmas, and it was a wonderful gift! A thousand hearts to you!! Happy Holidays, and I hope 2017 is the best year yet for you!
Response: You are so welcome. I really enjoyed making them for you and finding things to put in them. I also adore prima flowers. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I don't think I can say thank you enough for the supremely generous and gorgeous package I received.
The sheer amount was staggering, but even beyond that, everything was so well thought out, the attention to detail awe inspiring and my gratitude limitless.
I love love love everything you sent me, the Project life cards, the embellishments and the adorable washi. So many things to make, so many projects to start I don't even know where to begin.
You made my Christmas perfect.
Thank you with all my heart. Å½
Response: Thank you once again for swapping with me, I have truly enjoyed the packages that you sent to me and was so happy to be able to send a package back to you. I had so much fun getting it all together, coordinating it. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Dear Sarah, thank you soooooooooooo VERY MUCH!!! for the lovely Lucky Parcel you've sent me! WOW! This isn't a Mini Parcel, it is really a PARCEL! Love the things you filled it with. I wish I could thank you more than just giving you a 5 and a heart ... <3 from Ellen
Response: You are so very welcome, I was going for items I didn't think that you would be able to access easily where you are. I do hope that you have a wonderful holiday with at least a few hours for crafting.
Comment: Sarah, I think this is one of my favorite gifts. The backgrounds, etc pad, never seen them before. The little packages you put together are perfect for me too! & the washi.....
Response: Oh I am so glad you will have a few. I get to Christmas with very few too. Just seems strange to buy myself gifts which is one of the reasons I really enjoy these swaps. Thank you for swapping with me and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow, even the part that wasn't wrapped is awesome! =) Can't wait to open everything! Thanks! **EDIT** I can tell you read my profile, thank you so much! I LOVE the assortment of buttons! The beads are the perfect color and of course I love the rainbow stickers too! I'd give you a million hearts if I could. THANKS SO MUCH! =)
Response: You are so very welcome. I had so much fun pulling your surprises together, I do hope that you enjoy them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Let me start by yelling OMG! What a wonderful surprise. This cigar box is in the top 2 swaps I have ever gotten. Every single piece was delightful from the mini envelopes.in the altered mailbox to the adorable pumpkins. BTW are th st Han made also , if so I HAVE to know how you make. If I could give u a million hearts I would..... Thanks for being so wonderful!!!!!!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING!
Response: I am so glad that you liked it, Most of the items I bought a base and then altered them. The pumpkins the Mailbox, the two little boxes are all paper Mache pieces that I had picked up over time and was just for the perfect person to alter them for. I am so glad that you enjoyed this swap I really enjoyed making it for you. The pumpkins were altered in the same manner as the little mailbox, I took the napkins that I lined the coffin with and after pulling the liner off of them I used them as a decoupage . I then added some light color and glimmers. Thank you for the rating.
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Response: I had so much fun with this scavenger hunt and hoped that you would be able to use the items. I looked for kawaii Halloween items but I seem to be in a market where that is unavailable. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: WOW!!! Sarah it came out so beautiful and I love how you made it so special for me!!! I love all of the layers and the "skin" that you used is so cool and I can't wait to use it. I'm happy you joined the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I really had so much fun with this swap, I have only recently started making skins and I think that they add amazing elements to mixed media. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Awesome metallic envelope--love the designs! I have and use the 4X4 boggle game as well: we call it "Biggle." hehe... I enjoyed your note very much, and the perfect little gifts you tucked in for me will be put to use right away! Thanks for a wonderful swap.
Response: You are so very welcome. I think I am going to co opt your name for the game. I love it. So very glad that you can use the few little extras I sent. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hello Sarah :-) . . . Thanks for the lovely Circles ATC. It's very nicely done and the colors are great. And thanks also for the wonderful extra inclusions in the astonishing envelope. I really appreciate them.
Response: You are so very welcome. I really had fun making it, I was a little bit worried that it was so coordinated, that it didn't have a contrast but I liked it so there it is. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Dear Sarah, many thanks for the gorgeous mail! I love(d) it all; from the envelope to the ATC and extra's! My mother would have been very proud to hear you think my name is one of the (your) most beloved ones :-D With love, Ellen
Response: You are so very welcome. I am glad that you liked the package. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Not one, but TWO awesome postcards! Thank you!!!
Response: wow they traveled fast. I am glad that you like them, thank you for the opportunity to try new techniques. I was surprised at how different they looked considering they have all the same elements.
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I was so excited to get the box today! I was getting a little worried. I love the little burlap bags and was blown away by the TH goodies that you included. I appreciate them all so much!
Thanks for holding off until we knew about the mails. I'd hate to have this be lost.
The big??? Is -Can I wait?
Response: I am so glad that they arrived safely. I have been waiting for the opportunity to use the little burlap bags. I don't know why but they remind me so very much of Christmas. You are welcome for the goodies and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you - I love the mushroom ATC - I can't figure out how you made it??
Response: Sorry it took a bit to respond. So the mushroom is a outline sticker that is stuck to a paper towel that I had used to soak up excess ink. Then I use perfect pearls to accent the details. I thought it came out beautiful. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: These are so, so fabulous! I hadn't thought of making embellishments before and your execution of these is gorgeous! Thank you so very much for this terrific swap.
Response: So I keep thinking of these. I think that I will attempt another set as my memory of them all together as a set is a wonderful inspiration. Thank you for that, it is always so much fun to have a new inspiration and these swaps are genius for that. Thank you again for introducing me to them. and Thank you for the rating.
Comment: All I can give you for this swap is a star, heart & a great big heartfelt thank you. I love the cards you made & look forward to using them. But, the TH goodies you sent blew me away. This was so kind & generous of you I absolutely love everything. It was as close to Christmas as you can get. Thank you so very much.
Response: Lol. so I didn't have a box at home so I took it all the post in a basket, the employee was watching me put it all in the box and told me that it would not all fit, so it became a bit of a challenge.... I was so very happy to send this package to you. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the birthday surprise! I am just starting to get into embellishment work so it is perfect!!! (I had to guess which swap it was from though since there was no note, card or swap name on the envelope) I Love it!
Response: So sorry about that I sent the card along in a separate mailing that day so you would get two mailings. But I thought they would get to you close in time
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah, your "Two Lips" Tim Holtz ATC is just lovely! I love the vibrant colors and the way you added some dimension to the tulips. I REALLY love the filigree overlay on the turquoise background . . .is that a diecut? It adds SO much to the design. Thank you for a beautiful ATC to add to my collection.
Response: Thank you for the compliments, The filigree is Tim Holtz's Mixed media #1 dies. They take a bit to get to use to but they are fun. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: just love the Butterfly and the teas
Response: You are so very welcome, this is my favorite brand but I got a mixed box on accident (I was looking for the peppermint) and was excited to be able to share it with someone who could enjoy it.
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the mini passport folder & pad of paper. It is such a creative way to use the stamps! It kind of reminded me (in a good way) of the Tin Holtz folio swap. I can't wait to use it. Thanks!
Response: You are so welcome, I love these mini ones, they just appeal to me for some reason. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow, Sarah! What an amazing job you did with this!!! I love everything about it...the blue exterior, the fish & map & other papers you used, the pockets & tags....thank you so much! I will be using it as a memory book for my next beach vacation!
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Response: You are so very welcome. I really liked the final result. Have you found the little pockets inside yet? after I sent it I realized I should have put tags in them.
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable turtle embellishments. I love turtles! So thanks for the extra ones to use in future projects. I also love the little quilling butterflies. I did tons of quilling in the 70s so they are a fun blast from the past. Great swap! <3<3<3
Response: I have to admit that I loved these ones when they were done and made a few more for me to keep. Thank you for the inspiration and for the rating.
Comment: Wow! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the atc you created for me! The textures, techniques and colors are perfect. It is an absolute gem. I also love the envelope you sent it in. It will be going in my junque journal for sure. Thank you for a wonderful swap. :)
Response: You are welcome. I am learning new techniques and it is always nice when they turn out as well as this little card did. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful heart, Sarah! And love the blue/green background, too!
Response: You are welcome, I loved the challenge of using different colors. I have to admit that when I think of steampunk I think of metallic browns and blacks so it was fun to use color and see it still keep with the theme.
Comment: This was quite possibly the best sticker swap I have ever received. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, generosity, and for sparking a bit of joy in my day :D I do love the birds, so very very much.
Response: aww you are to sweet. But you are very welcome for the stickers. I have a few packages of the birds and I love them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much, Sarah, for the envie full of gelli printed goodness!! Your prints are gorgeous; I love the muted colors and metallic finish :) The postcards were a beautiful surprise, and I can't stop looking at them! Your generosity is above and beyond, and I am thrilled with everything, including the envelope everything came in :)
Response: I really adore the postcards right now. So fun to see how a print can become something so very different. Thank you for your rating.
Comment: I really loved the PC you made for me. It was very much up my alley and I adored it. Thanks so much!
Response: I had just finished watching an interview and was thumbing through old magazines trying to find sea creatures on your lists but then this popped out. funny how different a project can end up.
Comment: Thanks for the vintage looking gift card pockets. I will be using them this Christmas. And thanks for the clear stamps. (I have some projects in mind for them already.) I like the designs you drew on the envie, too.
Comment: thank you for the most wonderful swap! I loved absolutely everything, and because I was on vacation, I still have all of my halloweenstuff on display, so I will get to enjoy it for a few days (plus it will be like getting something totally new next year, when I unpack them again:))
I am so happy, that you would do this swap with me, You always make a lot of effort (plus I am grateful, that you would do a halloweenswap with me, even though I am in Europe:))
Response: Ohhh goodie, I had put in a request to see when it had arrived at your customs. Net year we will have to start a little earlier. I had so much fun getting this all together for you. Thank you for the rating.
I got a very beautiful tag from you today. I loved the background and the die cut especially, but it was all beautiful.. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Response: Hmm I don't remember which die cuts I included but if you remind me I would be more than willing to send you a few more! Thank you for the rating.
Edited to add: After some thought I believe the die cuts were butterflies.
Comment: Thanks for resending for the lost swap, Sarah. I appreciate it! The coffee PL is so lovely and the goodies are fantastic! I love the washi tape and little wooden coffee mugs. More hearts for you: â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Response: You are so welcome. I had fun getting everything together. I agree I thought the little wooden coffee cups were so adorable, but once I had them I never seemed to have that perfect project to add them to. but they worked so well here. Thank you for your patience and for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the cool pocket letter. I really like the color palette and all of the great texture. Thanks for telling me a bit about your process. I also really like the little stencils you included and the Flannery O'Connor postage stamp is outstanding! <3<3
Response: ohh my goodness I believe this was one of the more challenging swaps I have done just because of the mediums that I work in and then of course once I finished them I loved them. I am glad that I got to share them with you. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: i am just utterly speechless and and my heart filled with joy..!! awesome job on a very beautiful altered spoon, you did a wonderful job on creating a masterpiece, so my style, but you know that because as a great swapper you read my profile, which i totally appreciate......and i just cannot thank you enough for your generosity, the extras are over the top awesome, what a happy extra surprise , they are so very much appreciated.....jump start create!! many (((huggss))
Response: I have been waiting for the right moment to attempt to alter a spoon. And you were so much fun to alter for. I just wrote down a few themes and colors and inspiration struck. Thank you so much for swapping with me and for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the very cool owl ATC. Love how you did the background. Did you start out with salt over watercolor? Then add the teal shimmer? Spectacular resulting night sky!! The laser owls are sweet. And thanks for the extra ATC backgrounds. Very generous. <3<3<3
Response: You are so welcome. I really loved the way it came out. The background is actually lindy stamp gang shimmers mixed with a little water and then I poured salt over it. I am experimenting with different types of salt and water colors. I am constantly amazed at what a difference a subtle change can make. Thank you for the kind words and the rating.
Comment: Oh my goodness! You totally went above and way beyond on this swap! I just love how you created the little book. It is so pretty and really resembles book binding and covers. And the enclosures are great. With the addition of all the Swarovski Crystals, you just totally spoiled me!!! Thank you ever so much!
Response: I completely got stuck figuring out the fairies, but I really had a blast making the background paper for the book. I am so pleased that you liked it and you are so welcome for the crystals got them a bit of go for a different project which didn't go as I thought it would and I was so happy to find someone else who could use them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I can't imagine why you would send anything else! Thank you for this fun assortment of fall goodies. Its hard to pick a favorite but I just love the birdie paperclip! Thank you again and for hosting this great swap. ♥
Response: I finished the last part this weekend and it is in the mail... I have to agree I got three packs because I loved the bird paperclip. Thank you once more for swapping with me. Always a pleasure and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for all the postcards! I can't wait to use them. Your homemade ones are great!
Also, you can't just say Sarah was based on you without more info! That is one of my favorite shows! I watched the entries series twice in two months this summer! You must tell me!
Response: Thank you for swapping with me. I could perhaps write a longer letter (sorry about the quick note I ran out of time)
Comment: Hi Sarah and thank you for the great variety of envies;love the way you have used the washi tape! They took their time to get here but hey ho, you have a very happy swap partnerðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€ who looks forward to swapping with you again. Once more,thanks!
Response: Finally... sorry about the resend, I really enjoy making these envelopes. If you ever need more let me know. Thank you so very much for the rating.
Comment: Hi Sarah and thank you for a super swap! first, the lovely decorated envie ( what a great idea! ), then all the papers and finally the notebookðŸ˜€ which is great. I'm intrigued as to how you did it!
Once again, thank you very much!!
Response: I am so glad it arrived after I sent it I started worrying that I had not filled out a customs form. The little notepad cover is me learning mixed media techniques! I am still learning why I can use the same products and get vastly different results. Yours has the gears, paste, micro beads, and I am pretty sure that I used a hot melt glue gun and then acrylic, beeswax and watercolor paints! It is messy but fun.
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah~Thank you sooooo much for the awesome swap! It was fun to look thru EVERYTHING, you were so generous and I LOVE it all,it made my day very happy =)
Response: You are so welcome. I really had fun pulling it together. I do hope that all the pieces were usable. As I get into smashing I am learning that there are many many styles. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Got it today. Can you believe it? I love it! And the envelope too. Just gorgeous! Also the cool gears. Love them. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Response: So very glad it arrived, I think I need to be more careful with the address, and not worry that it does not match so much. I really loved the way that one came out, thank you for the inspiration.
Comment: Cool - you did a great job with your poetry words! I have seen the movie, House of Sand and Fog, but will definitely have to check out the book now. (";)
Response: Thank you, I had a handmade post card all ready for the words and then double checked, it was interesting because it took me a bit to find a postcard that I felt went with the words. But I was glad because I liked the way it turned out. I did not know they had made this into a movie, I tend to read more than watch but I might find the movie now that I know about it. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! The colors are some of my favorites and I love the layers :)
Happy Swapping, Penelope
Response: You are so very welcome. when I was reading through your profile I thought I just have to pick one that I love and she will probably like it. Thank you so much for the lovely comment and the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend! It is lovely. The postal system can be a crap-shoot sometimes. I love the background. I just got a Gelli plate ( 6$ thrift store find, would you believe) and have been playing with it as well.
Response: So very glad that you got one of them, hoping that the other one is still in transit somewhere. Wow that is a steal of a deal, I adore mine, but now I go through paper like a small child with a bag of cotton candy.
Comment: Thank you for the great craft supplies! They've already given me several good ideas! And thank you too for the magazines -- I love reading cookery and craft magazines so they will be a perfect way to chill out tomorrow afternoon.
Response: You are so very welcome, and I hope that the silicone mold cleans up easily. I too adore cooking magazines. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I love these cards! Your background prints are beautiful, the quotes you chose are wonderful, and your collage work is exceptional. My favorite is the butterfly with the Janis Joplin quote -- the colors are incredible! But I am also really drawn to the Dickens card. Thank you for your thoughtful letter. I, too, and trying to "Be Here Now" and I am definitely thankful for my day-to-day blessings. I hope you have a delightful and inspired summer! <3<3<3
(and thanks for the cool postcards too!)
Response: You are so welcome, I really really enjoyed making them for you. Thank you for having a range of themes for me to choose from. I too really liked the colors and the butterfly one. Initially when I got the butterfly, I was not really sure if I was ever going to use it, but it fell onto that card while I was looking through my other butterflies and it was perfect. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating.
Comment: Thank you for such a sweet swap so full of Spring goodies. Love the washi tape, burlap stickers, great notecards and over 50 epoxy stickers! I will PM you about your trip:) Thanks again ♥
Response: You are so very welcome. I really enjoy using the burlap stickers and thought you might like them as well. I know that it is summer where you are but I am wishing a little rain your way. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: This is one of the coolest postcards I have ever received. I love the combo of the print and the black designs. Thank you! ðŸ‘ðŸ‘ðŸ‘
Response: Sorry for the late response, but I am so very glad that you enjoyed the postcard. I really liked the way it came out, it was just so striking to me.
Thank you for the kind comments and for the rating.
Comment: lovely lovely & some of my favorite colors. (one beautiful "gem" made it perfectly through the mail!)
Response: I am so glad you got it. Once I finished it I have to admit I wanted to put in in my horde it pile, but it seemed so you so along it went. My postman and I discussed the little "gem" and I am very glad it made it through, I thought it pulled it all together.
Comment: I got your postie tonight (just now) and love it! Great color scheme and very creative. Thank you! Also, extra props for being a Bruins fan. :D They're my team too.
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. I have been really enjoying going outside of my comfort zone and sometimes I really like the results. Thank you for the rating.
PS: We are getting close to securing a spot in the play offs and not just working to keep our wildcard spot. Go Bruins!
Comment: Sarah, this is one amazing atc! Love love the background... Love the cups the tea bags and the whole design! Great effect the top cup and tea... I've always liked collage/levels and texture ... The gears are so terrific! How lucky am I? Thanks so so much
Response: You are so very sweet. Thank you, The background I thought turned out so beautiful that I wanted to keep the focal something that added to it. I have to admit I really liked the way that ATC turned out. Thank you for swapping with me and for the rating.
Comment: Absolutely, incredibly, awesomely cool! My husband and I spent a lot of time playing with the clock keys. He especially liked the german book pages (he studied german). The feathers are perfect for an art project I'm working on and the notecards have charmed me! also, the fomite book mark is definitely the coolest representation of a fomite ever. Thanks for making this such a neat package! It made my day! <3
Response: You are so very welcome, This was so much fun to make, I realized afterwards that I didn't expressly relate what each item related to, but I am glad that you enjoyed the package. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Awesome! I love the postcards and stickers and your ATC's are gorgeous! It's really exciting to me that some of the paper I made might end up in art that neat!I love the t-rex one the best (: Thank you so much for everything, have an awesome day!
Response: I really enjoy making them, and I am glad you enjoyed the little t-rex. I already have the paper spread out an have a couple of projects I think it will work well in. Thank you so very much for sharing your craft with me. And thank you for the rating.
Comment: Love the TWO matchboxes you made! Love the colors! The one with the butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for the extra stickers!!
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I have got to figure out that template, practice I guess, but then again that's what BC is all about. I am so glad that they made it to you intact, I was a little worried about the butterfly. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: The package I got from you is in the top 10 that I have received here on Swap-Bot. Your read my profile!!! Ride Boldly Ride! The whole package was perfect. The rocks, their colors, the Inspirational Notes, the extras: the tin and the steampunk gears. You sure know how to please a person! Top notch swapper, that is what you are!
Response: Oh thank you for your very kind comments. I really enjoyed making this swap and the rocks. I have to admit I wanted to do an electric blue but could not find a paint that I felt did that description justice so I went with the shimmery greens! Live boldly was the original quote I was thinking of, so once I got to know you a little it seemed like fate!. I do regret that the inside of the tin was not completely finished but perhaps you will enjoy finishing it. I love the little gears I sent, if you ever need/want more please let me know! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the nice tags, cute reindeer cards, and fun stickers. (I especially like the tag with the extra loose punchie attached by the string...I will use that idea in the future.) It was nice to get Christmas-y mail on Christmas Eve Eve.
Response: I particularly liked that tag as well, in fact all my tags got those additions afterwards! It was a happy accident, I wanted something that made it feel a little more retro that pulled the tag together but that didn't get in the way. I am so glad it arrived before Xmas, I think next year I will remember that mail travels much slower around this time of year. Thank you for rating.
Comment: OH MY GOSH!!! I am in awe of the awesome ATC's you created. They are just wonderful & not too chunky at all. Now I feel like the ones I made for you suck :( LOL! You will have to share some of your techniques with me. I would love to know what products you used & all. Once again, thank you sooooo much for the ATC's. I showed my whole family & they were in awe too! Take care :)
Response: Thank you for your kind remarks, after I mailed it I realized that I forgot to take pictures of them. I really liked the way that both of them finished. But then again I too often have the same feeling of how awesome you create when I receive from you. I am still learning how to share techniques because usually I don't document them and afterwards I may or may not remember all the steps. I have started to take more pictures during the process and I think that that will assist when I share techniques but before I ramble on too long, yes I would like that a lot. And thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah--what beautiful cards you made for me! I They certainly match my "Tim Holtz style"--even with handmade envelopes from sheet music. You have out-done yourself, and I love it! The Muse Tokens and bit of dusty rose lace/ribbon will soon be put to great use--I use those items often and can especially use the tokens more as I don't often splurge on them. Thanks so much and have the Merriest of Christmases!
Response: I had so much fun making these and the colors you like were so perfect on the cards. I am happy you like them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the envie with all the goodies. Those little envies are fantastic. Oh and yes, I can read the text, not that easily but not impossible. And I have to read it as it could be quite fun (I don't know if you know but it seems to be some learning material for nurses or so) - and of course for crafting it's perfect.
Response: You are so very welcome. I was at the library when a gentleman brought in a couple of boxes from his uncles home. They were going to throw away about 25 books because of the damage. I offered to take them. I had no idea what most of them are at all I just think they are beautiful. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hello Sarah! Greetings to you in Bismarck, ND, from a cooler, few days colder Florida. Thank you for the cute reindeers Christmas card & the stickers sheet. Hope your plans for the Christmas week are happy & cheerful. Plans I know for my Christmas is go to my sister's house, stay there over the weekend. With Florida, don't know prediction for the weather & temperatures.
Response: Lol but I bet the weather prediction does not hold out much promise for snow! You are very welcome and I hope that you have a wonderful trip. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thanks so much Sarahl! I LOVE the beautiful glittery Reindeer Christmas card! Thanks for the stickers and fun paper. Hope this season is just perfect for you! Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs! :)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for giving so much cheer to others around you. Thank you also for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card and beautiful stickers, Sarah! Oh, I know exactly what you mean about how time flies by so quickly! It scares me a little, that I turn around and a whole year has slipped by.... Those days of wishing time would hurry up are LONG GONE! LOL! Now I just want it to slow down :) Have a very nice Christmas!
Response: You are so welcome. Hopefully it will slow back down right? And thank you also for the rating.
Comment: OH Sarah, What a wonderful box you have sent me-will surely go into my POE shrine area. Love it-love it and how generous you were with the extras-such goodies of the kind of things I like!Stamps for my stamp collection-crafting supplies-Washi Tape! Hope you are feeling better-Happy holidays from a feloow North Dakotan!
Response: I had so much fun making this box and I am glad that it has delighted you! Thank you so much for swapping with me and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you! You really packed a tight box. :) I loved all the stickers!!
Response: You are so welcome. I had fun trying to think of things you would enjoy or at least be able to use as we focus on such different things. Thank you for hosting this swap, and thank you for the rating.
Comment: I got a huge box stuffed with goodies! I love your method of wrapping and will rework my future packages. Great fun, thank you!
Response: I had so very much fun putting this together. The washi tape was not my greatest idea, next time clear tape first washi on top! Thank you for doing this swap with me and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Awesome... You know it will be very hard to use these gorgeous cards and very special envelopes... So creative... Love the results... Those stickers are wonderful... I cannot thank you enough for such a super swap!!
Response: These were actually a little bit harder to let go. Once I finished them they were so pretty in such an abstract way that I thought about keeping them and starting over for the swap, but then that is what a good swap is I think. Thank you very much for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much!!! The tin is AWESOME! Love the cute butterflies inside & thank you for all the extras!!
Response: I was really surprised at how many comments I got while working on this little box at my craft meet and then when I went to the store to match paper for the inside. I am so glad you contacted me. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: So hard not to tear into this cute package...love the skull embellishment. Thank you so much! Trying hard to make it at least past Thanksgiving:) 11/23 update: No self control, needed a little pick me up, couldn't wait... those are my excuses for opening your sweet packages early! My stocking would have been stuffed had I resisted! Love the epoxy embellishments, chipboard stickers, and the sparkly pad of papers! So fun and generous of you, thank you very much!
Response: I have to admit I didn't wait either. I just love opening them. No patience here either. I had a lot of fun finding this swap to send to you. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC and for the extras.
Response: You are so very welcome. This one turned into a bit more of a challenge than I thought and when it was done it was nothing like the concept in my head. Thank you for swapping with me and for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelop and postcards. How did you made the light blue/silver background with seasin's greetings?
Response: I was using a new stencil on the gelli plate and new paints and I have been unable to duplicate it since... But I thought that the print was beautiful. Thank you for the rating, I had so much fun with this one.
Comment: Sarah, I had so much fun looking at all of the stamps you used on the envelope - kind of like an "I spy" game!! Thanks so much for the HM postcards and for that peach recipe! What a great swap! Happy Fallâ™¥
Response: Thank you for swapping with me I am always so excited to see that you are my partner.
Comment: Thanks for the fun bottle and for reading my profile!
Response: I had so much fun searching for the little charms, have to admit I had never looked for dragon charms before and they were a little elusive but I really liked the way it turned out. Hope you can use it! Thank you so much for the rating, I was a little worried about shipping it once I got it done.
Comment: Love everything about the package... really a wonderful swap! Your tiny book creation is The Best! The Envelopes and haunting Tea Towel are s-s-scary wonderful. You are a very talented crafter, and I'm spooked by the magnificence of this package. Thank You!
Response: You make me blush. I really wished I had a bit more truly vintage items when I read your profile but have to admit I really enjoyed creating this swap for you.
Comment: wow thank you for the lovely box and all the wonderful goodies! I can't wait to play with the paints and Halloween stuff! What a super package you put together, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Response: I am so glad that you got this and can use so many of the items. I was a tiny bit sad that I could not find an appropriate handle to make it easier to open. I had a lot of fun with this swap!
Comment: Love the beautiful abstract inchies you made, they are gorgeous! Thinking of so many different ways to use them and the color is perfect for fall. Thank you and for all the music sheets...yay! I appreciate you keeping this swap going with just the two of us. ♥
Response: You are too kind, this is the first time I have ever compared what I made with what someone else made and yours are the winner! Thank you for swapping with me.
Comment: Thank you. I hope your travel schedule evens out for you and that you have a great Autumn.
Response: Thank you Saba for the rating. If I had known that the traveling was going to be so wonky I would have waited to sign up for the next mail art but that is what makes life interesting huh just seeing how one takes the twists. Thank you for the rating, I do hope that you enjoyed the original one!
Comment: Thank you so much for this really awesome tin! I can't stop looking at it. The goodies inside are fun but the tin is really WOW! for me. Thank you so much!
Response: I was a tiny bit worried about this one, it was a little darker than I thought it would be, but I have to admit I loved the way it came out, a little classic Halloween mixed in with the fun house! I really enjoyed reading your profile, and this is what it inspired!
Comment: This is a beautiful ATC. Just lovely. Thank you for the extra just as beautiful background for me to use. These are both just wonderful. I also love the front of the card you sent them in. What a creative swap! Thank you.
Response: I got the first one all done and then read your profile! So I figured I had the perfect blue wipe. This swap was the first time I realized that I have my wipes sorted by color so when I clean up that color I just add more color. Perhaps a bit more randomness, like one wipe from an entire session is called for! Thank you for hosting this swap I really enjoyed it.
Comment: Oh my goodness! I thought I did this geez too much going on so sorry for the late rate. The ATC is awesome thanks so much!!! Also the postcards are perfect!! Thanks for sharing your art work with me and again I'm sorry. ( I feel so bad) take care. Wish you all the best!!! Dawn
Response: No worries, every once it a while I figure life gets busy. I am glad you liked the postcards and Thank you so much for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I don't mind that they seem random - I love the challenge to try to find a theme.
Response: my page challenges have been more about random and then creating a bit of me out of the randomness and it seeped into this swap a little. I do hope that you will find inspiration in the little bits I sent. Happy journaling.
Comment: I really like those background papers! What medium did you use? Thanks for the ATC too. :-)
Response: The gear backgrounds? I embossed them on a medium cardstock (think they might work better with a heavier one I am still experimenting) Then sprayed them with distress stains that I put into misters, blended them with a little paint, and then once they were dry with a little bit more distress ink. Once they were completely dry again I used a metallic finger paint to highlight just the tops ever so slightly. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow! Just wow. I can not believe this package that you sent. Easily one of the top five things I've ever received from a swap-botter and that is saying a lot!
I seriously am so thankful for your generosity! I can't wait to wrap my new baby boy in all of them! The vehicle fabric blanket with blue minky on back is just amazing! Thank you so much!
People like you are what makes swap-bot a great place!! Wish I could give you ten hearts!! Thanks again!!
Response: The fabric on the front of the minky I picked up a little while ago and was just waiting for the perfect person to give it to. I loved the colors and how it reminded me of Dr Suess without being obvious. Every little guy needs a cuddle blanket. You are so very welcome, I really enjoyed swapping with you and would do it again!
Response: I am so glad it made it, sending to other parts of the world is so much fun and it is always exciting when the mail works... all the pieces and parts are something worth pondering. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Yay!! I love them!! Thank you so much!! I can't wait to create!
Response: Ohh good I am so excited that they made it to you. I have had so much fun with the new embossing folders, I particularly like the hearts. Thank you for swapping with me. Thank you also for the rating.
Comment: Such a beautie! Sarah your creativity and style is amazing. I adore this atd so very much. I wish I knew how to make those tiny rose flowers. GORGEOUS!! I want to make them so much. Then, you send me such lovely tuck in surprises. You made a very bad day into a truly great day. Love it !!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Thank you, it was random and a template for a larger project that I am trying to envision. I did really like the way it all came together. The little roses I sat and made for a weekend. I adore them, they add such a great touch to little projects like this, and making them is really easy. I will see if I can find a tutorial for you. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah, Thank you for the selection of cards. I have already sent one to someone whom I knew would appreciate it.
Response: I was a little worried about the slightly sarcastic one but it makes me laugh. I am so glad that you will be spreading a little joy to others with them. I inherited a few from my elders and really enjoy making them as well so sometimes I don't think I can get them all sent to others to enjoy. Thank you for swapping with me and thank you for the rating.
Comment: What a fun swap! I absolutely adored my new pet. She was however claimed by my daughter who named her Roxie. So jealous of her fun travels and love love love that she got to visit the almost Eiffel tower...a dream of mine! Thank you so much for everything. Looking forward to using the beautiful extras!!
Response: I am so glad to see that you got it! I had so much fun and really enjoyed taking it with me on my travels although I will admit there were persons who thought I was a little strange. I do hope it brings happiness to you and your family, and will continue its travels with you.
Thank you for the rating
Comment: Best Mail Day Ever. Words can not express my excitement. The airmail cards and envelopes- SWOON. Where o where did you find these? Please remember,LOL. The book pages, stars, etc... you totally get me. I am very appreciative of such a fun envelope. Thanks so much.
Response: I am so glad. I adore the cards and envies I sent you, They are part of my horde that go out very rarely! I got them on clearance a little while back. They were part of the 7 gypsies line I think a couple of years ago. If you want more pages let me know as I have some additional wonderful ones but never want to overwhelm anyone! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the interesting ATC. It reminds me of the field notes I used to take while studying biology (the title of the ATC is also appropriate). I love the "seen & noted" and the asymmetry of the butterfly. Thanks also for the extra postcards -- very generous! <3<3<3
Response: I could not decide if I was going overboard but it was fun to see really how many techniques fit onto such a tiny space. I really liked the was the butterfly turned out too. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Sarah and thanks so much for the lovely swap! Your note was great and yes, I was laughing at the end.. your husband sounds very much like mine, LOL. Thank you too for the beautiful papers and the notecard, they are much appreciated and will be used:o) I hope you get your maid.. I could do with one of those too!
Response: Thank you so much, always good to know that he is not that odd. You are so very welcome, I hoped that you would be able to enjoy them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Oh my word Sarah, I am in steampunk heaven! I love all the Tim Holtz goodies, but they are difficult to find across here, so you really could not have picked anything better! Inchies =love, love, love!
Response: Zoev, you are so very welcome. I had fun picking it all out and then worried a little that it was not really crafted items but couldn't decide which one to leave out so.... I adore the series of inchies that those inchies came out of. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah, thank you for a fantastic box of goodies! There are so many things for me to play with!
Response: You are welcome, I hope that you have fun creating with all of it... after I got done I wondered if I should have went very bright, instead of letting blend but I am glad you are excited to get them! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I love the colors and texture on this postcard. Thank you.
Response: I thought it turned out well. I was looking for a steampunk theme and I thought I achieve it, perhaps you can add a bit of an embellishment and use it all over again. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Ohhh my...... Sarah I don't know what to say I love the swap! The tag is beautiful, with all the embellishments, the metal letters how creative. I can't get enough flowers and this tags got it all and then some it's one of my favs!!!! I love Tim Holtz thank you so much for the muse tokens I have never had those and was thrilled to receive them. The ribbon, lace and trim is awesome thank you for a large selection. I absolutely love everything, you are so generous and I appreciate all the work on the tag and the extras. This is one of my best swaps I have received, wish I could rate you higher with lots of hearts :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words, I was a little worried that the tag was simple but everything else I looked at just made it look cluttered. I really liked the way it came out. I am glad you can use the extras. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you soooo much I love the bookmark it is so beautiful and thank you so much for the extras I love them! That's super awesome that your husband likes Batman, and I think that's sooo neat we share the same birthday, you sound like such a sweet person, your package really made my whole day and made me smile, Maybe we can be penpals, or do some private swaps or something I would love to stay in touch with you. let me know what you think :D Thanks so much again!!
Response: I would also like to stay in touch, I would like a penpal and I am certainly open to doing private swaps with you. Thank you so very much for the rating.
Comment: What a beautiful Butterfly ATC!!! Love all the colors in it, especially the orange! Love how the butterfly does kinda blend in! And I love the sparkle and the bling! Thank you so much! Thank you as well for the stickers! Too cool! And, very fun that you wrote the note with your eyes closed! I'm sure mine would not have gone as well! (Package got wet, but noting inside was damaged, thank goodness!)
Response: I have chosen the envies I mail in now for that exact reason, they seem to hold up better now if I could find one that is covered in a thin plastic that didn't look plastic! I am glad that you like the ATC and yes your note was fun to write. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow, Sarah! I LOVE the ATC you made!!!! Very creative and wonderful and I'm thrilled to add it to my collection! Thank you! And thank you for the pretty notecards and postcards, too! Wish I could give more hearts!!!
Response: You are so very welcome, I am glad that you like it. I am so glad that you also liked the postcard. I think they do such a wonderful job of packaging the ATC's. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: What a fun card! I'm not familiar with Austin, but you gave him a very "dreamy" effect! Thanks so much!
Response: So funny I had no idea who he was either. I thought about altering that information as well. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed finding ways to alter the card. So fascinating to me how a color wash can make something look so different. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I just received my package today & I am completely blown away. Everything was beautiful and fun and so completely generous & thoughtful. I am so excited to play with it all. I would give you 5 hearts if I could & it still wouldn't be enough. Let me know if you are interested in another swap and I will keep my eye out for ephemera and metal charms when I am out and about. Again Thank you!!
Response: Ohh I am so glad you got it. I was shocked at how much postage would have been. Good thing flat rates still exists. I know the post its are large, I looked for smaller but I figured I would send enough that you could trade for the smaller ones! I had so much fun picking out the items for you. Thank you for trading with me, I know that I am looking forward to using some of the items you sent tomorrow! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: If this is your first palm tree then you should make more... Loved thus toe splashes of color that gorgeous ribbon and especially the tree... Beautiful crafted thanks so much... The book pages and those amazing images are terrific thanks much!!
Response: Yep my very first one, I was a little worried it was too faint but I didn't want it to overwhelm the other parts and so it is. I way that it all came together and I hope that it adds a little more beach to your life. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for all those wonderful Tim Holtz goodies!!! Love them all. Never used the paint and going to try some this weekend. Thank you very, very much! You deserve many more hearts. Edit : just want to thank you again. That paint is amazing, the ink pads are lovely and all those other wonderful goodies!! Still so happy with it :)
Response: You are so very welcome. I am so glad that it got to you. I adore the new line of paints that tim has released and I thought you might enjoy them as well. May they bring you many crafting hours of fun. Thank you for the rating and for making this swap fun.
Comment: WOW!!! Where to begin? That was one of the most amazing swaps Ive ever received! thank you isn't enough but THANK YOU!!! :) I LOVE the Tim Holtz, such a treasure chest of goodies! My fav though is all those incredible pearls, I felt like I was opening a treasure chest! That crazy amazing so cool multi layer strand necklace (LOVE!) and those beautiful bronze ones! & I LOVE the blue pearls with the ribbon! The charms are so cute and I will use all those wonderful items! What an amazing & thoughtful pkg, your the best!!!! :)
Response: Ohh I am so glad you like pearls. They are my favorite and I tend to collect them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for the wonderful Moon ATC - I absolutely love it!! I love the cool 3-D effect with the train is awesome! Thanks for joining the swap, I hope you had a good time making your ATC. -Vanne
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Have to admit I really liked the way that this one came out. and I had a lot of fun making the elements work the way I was picturing it in my head. Thank you for hosting this swap it was great. Thank you also for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATCS and for all the seed beads!
Response: I was so glad I found someone who could use the beads and I hope the kiddos enjoy them. The ATC's I really liked the way they turned out. I was surprised at how hard it was to let myself go and just let them be a little more random. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Two ATC'S!!! Thank you so much, I love how they both turned out. How did you get that lovely iridescence?
Response: It is a liquid metallic paint that I got in a lot sale. I have not been able to find it to buy anywhere but the labels say made in Germany so perhaps that is why. I will see if I can find more details if you are interested. Thank you for your kind comments. I have enjoyed this swap. Thank you for hosting it and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah-thank you sooooo much for everything! I love it all, great halloween paper pack, ribbon, stickers, charms and more! Edward is hanging up on my bulletin board in the craft room ha ha! Thank you again for such a wonderful baggie full of goodies that reflected my profile...triple hearts!
Response: You are so welcome, poor Edward and the others had been hanging out at my house so long they were worried about fading away! I am so glad you will enjoy them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I loved your cherry tree tale. :) After I read it, the pictures on the envelope seemed much more "real." Isn't it interesting the things we remember from our childhood?
Response: It was fun creating trees from memory and also practicing actual drawing! I agree I find it fascinating how what I remember also seems to relate directly to how I am feeling.Thank you for the rating.
Comment: 2 gorgeous bookmarks - would love to know how you did the backgrounds! Thanks SO much x
Response: These bookmarks are one of my favorite things to make. I start with a thick cardboard base, and then use Tim Holts Distress paints to create the foundation for the background. After that I use shimmer paints or mists to give them some sparkle. Then I layer on a stamps, rub-ons sealer and then and ribbons. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Oh wow!!! I LOVE these!! They've all got such a great nostalgic look to them- really great! Thank you!!!!!!! <3
Response: I am glad that you liked them, I was going for nostalgic but sometimes the nostalgic ones look so fake to me and I wind up with stickers like the ones I sent and worry that they are a little to now or bright. Thank you for the rating. I really enjoyed putting this swap together for you.
Comment: Thanks for all the great washi tape samples! I didn't mind getting mostly black and white, but thanks for all the colors, too!
Response: I stopped for a few minutes after I got the washi wrapped on the card and laughed at how much of my collection is black and white. I have made a firm resolution that I will buy a colored washi for every three black and white tapes in the future... Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Inchies and the extra goodies! Marjorie
Response: You are so welcome, the inchies were the perfect size to allow me to try a few new techniques and see how my mediums reacted with each other. I really liked the way they came out. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah ~ it's awesome! I love it! It's so springy too, just what we need. Thank you so much! I love the flowers too, so much! Did you make those from a machine? What is it called? I would love to be able to do that. Thank you again so much! Mugsie! C[ ]
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. The background was my favorite part! I agree, I am already ready to start my garden. Thank you also for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome mini book! It's so cool! I can't figure out what I want to use it for, it gave me so many ideas!
Response: Ok so I was a little worried a couple of times that the two predominant themes would not mesh well but as it came together I loved how it came together. Lol I understand not knowing what to use it for but I am sure you will find a perfect use eventually! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: What a fun package...love all of the contents and can hardly wait to find a holiday themed swap! Thank you for such a wonderful package and your generosity:)
Response: After I mailed it off I realized I should have packaged it into each holiday but alas.. the things you think about after it has been posted. I know what you mean about finding a holiday themed swap though! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful atcs. I love both of them. The St. Patricks atc is great--colorful and fun. And the extra Halloween atc is absolutely lovely. Thanks for reading my profile. Happy Spring! Hopefully it will soon be Spring.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments, I don't know why this year I struggled with the green one. But I really enjoyed making the second one for you! Thank you for the kind words and the rating.
Comment: So I pretty much passed out from sheer overload of holtz product. I am so exited to start using this stuff....omg...I can't even explain how excited I was to see that cute strawberry box in my mail!!! Now we need to do some mail art swaps or atcs :D
Response: I wish I had more of those boxes. Just seeing how happy they are makes me happy. You are welcome for the selection. I would love to do other swaps with you. thank you for the rating.
Comment: What an AMAZING package!!! It's like you knew it was my birthday!!! You are so generous and everything is just beautiful and right up my alley. I was so intrigued by those K & Co. cards and envies - my mind couldn't stop thinking about embellishing them! Thanks so much for such a wonderful, wonderful swap!!!
Response: Happy Birthday! You are so welcome, I have really enjoyed swapping with you and wanted you to know that. when I got those cards I got a couple of them and I just knew as soon as I knew that you were my partner that I was sending them along with your "bag". I have had a lot of fun altering my set. Thank you so much for the rating.
Comment: Oh! Such beautiful ATCs and delicious papers for extras!! I love it all! It was a multi heart worthy swap! :-)
Response: I found this swap very interesting, I had no idea the stamp the emboss powder and the medium used for the embossing could make such a huge difference. I really enjoyed learning this Thank you for the rating.
Response: You are so welcome, I really enjoy creating for you as the styles you don't enjoy are my go to styles and so creating for you gets me outside of my box. I really liked the way these ones turned out so Thank you for swapping with me and thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you Sarah, it finally made it! â™¥ Love all the tape you sent! I love the playing card! It's so large!
Response: I know right/ I saw them in a store and there was an individual complaining that they were plastic coated. They looked at me very strangely when I scooped up five packs but they are perfect for washi swaps... Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for hand-delivering my "stash" and to finally meet another swap-botter in person!
It was a wonderful amount of wonderful stuff in that envelope. Loved the Tim Holtz rubber stamp-the papers-ribbons-brads-love love the old book cover-thanks for all!
Response: This was such a fun swap. Thank you for agreeing to let me hand deliver it. I would have had to remove some of the items and I had so much fun picking them out I didn't like the idea of not giving them all. It is fun to meet the person behind the swaps!
Comment: I received my matchbox swap today! They are adorable and I can't believe they we're your first ones!!! Thanks so much for the extra one, I love them. I will be hosting more matchbox swaps of my own after the new year, I hope you will join!
Response: Thank you. I am excited to branch into these, I think that they are such a fun way to give little gifts. I will look for your swaps!
Comment: I loved the peaceful feel of the PC and I truly enjoyed your note! Thank you very much!
Response: Thank you for the comments, I have started looking for additional postcards that have that same idea. Its interesting how the different postcards can bring out different feelings. Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Hi Sarah, thank you so much for the petticoats for my daughters! They are so pretty, and I love how the details are different on each one too. It makes it all the more unique and special. I haven't yet tried them on them, since Maddy's not here and the baby is sleeping. Thank you also for the extra goodies for me, that was so kind of you to include them! I love the ribbons especially. Anyways, I hope you like my package as well! I really tried to include a good assortment of things I hope you can use.
Response: I am so excited about your box of goodies that I have decided to procrastinate on my dh birthday cake (actually a lemon pie since he loves that more than any cake) and retire to my craft room for a couple of hours.
Comment: I AM SO TERRIBLE. I was at my niece's house and my fiance brought it over and I let my niece and her mom help me open them because I was too excited!!!! Now on to the rating WOW. you spoiled me and then some, I was pretty speechless at those ranger/tim holtz products...omg present hangover
Response: I am so glad you can use them. After I got them all wrapped and ready to send I really dithered back and forth because it was not strictly Christmas but since I had picked them out for you I decided to send them anyhow!
Comment: What a perfect set of hope inspired items that I'll be using in my hope junk journal! The tags and atc's just warmed my heart, Sarah! I love the idea of stamping the word on other kinds of tags and cards, I can't believe I didn't think of that myself, but now I'll be doing more of the same! thank you so much!
Response: you are welcome. After I mailed them out I thought that I should have taken pictures of them. I did like the way they came together and I was hoping the variety would mesh well in your journal!
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: These are so lovely. But embellishments on both ATCs came off. The envelope even tore where the embellies were. Maybe reinforce the envie next time and use a glue like Glossy Accents or another dimensional adhesive. I find they are the strongest. And they were supposed to be mainly white and pink but I don't care! They were sweet and vintage and I loved them. ETA: no need to remake, I fixed them. :)
Response: hmmm I have not had the embellies come off since I started, as I did switch to a dimensional glue, But if the wrapper was torn it sounds like it was not left out of the machines. I can remake them if I need to.
Comment: Wow, that is ugly. :) And I LOVED the other one- he looks a bit.. cheeky! Thanks muchly! Happy Swapping!
Response: cheeky! I like it. When I took them to the post office this was the first time that I had an item that got passed all the way down the line as they all wanted to see it.
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: WOW! Just... WOW!!! I love journal pages that size and this one is amazing!!!! Thank you so much :) I also appreciate you including the extra pages and the sleeves. They are great!! Wish I could give you more than one solitary heart :(
Response: Good after I had finished the ribbon I struggled to find a way to incorporate it into a medium I thought you might enjoy. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: OMG! One hundred thousand hearts for you!!! I LOVE both of the books you sent! They are so my style and you did a great job! I love everything you put in the book too!!!! And if that wasn't enough, the box contained Tim Holtz Ranger Ink pads and paint!! What an amazing and wonderful surprise! Thank you so very much for your generosity and for sharing your artistic talent!
Response: You are so very welcome. I very much enjoyed making the little books. Thank you for the kind appreciation of my labors! and for the rating.
Comment: WOW! I love the ATC you created. The background is just awesome! Thanks a bunch :)
Response: I thought this background turned out so fantastic I didn't want to add a lot to it. The page I made it on was large enough to get two backs out of it and I don't think I am going to give the second one away. Thank you for the kind comments and the rating
Comment: TYSM!!!! I loved everything, especially the angels!
Response: You are so welcome, I know they were not strictly part of the swap but I got a package of angle charms and when I was reading your profile I thought Oh I can send her a little angel! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for lots of great charms! Never seen most of them before =)
Response: I enjoy this swap so much and find that I am constantly looking for new charms since I know that I will get you as a partner and want to send completely different ones. I love how different the charms you send me are from the ones I can get. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovey charms and the note, the package was waiting for me when I arrived home from shopping today..I saved it until I could sit with a coffee and enjoy it. I loved it all..it is good to see what other charms there are from elsewhere, very happy swapping - with kind regards Barbara
Response: You are so welcome. I am glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the journals and charms...look forward to putting them to good use. I'm still working on the whole downsizing thing, it's a serious process, because I enjoy spending money way too much, but I'll get there...I hope.
Response: I was hoping you could use the charms, and yes it is a serious process and really it takes some time sometimes to wrap your head around it all. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: OMG, Sarah, I love the rubber stamps you used to decorate the envie. And I'm fond of the goodies you send! The Christmas stickers are unbelievably adorable! :D Also I like the decorated envie you made! And I appreciate that you angeled the Christmas Stocking Filler swap for me. Now it's angeled twice and it's a bit awkward. You made my day! Thank you so very much, Tanya.
Response: Thank you for hosting the series
And for the rating! :)
Comment: BEAUTIFUL inchies!!!!! thank you so much for the charms and coupons too! We never had summer here so it is very confusing that it is almost over...I expect we might have 90 degree days in October!
Response: Thank you for the oompliments. I am glad that you will be able to use them. This year has just been funny in relation to the weather I have decided.
Thank you for the rating.
Comment: got your Christmas advent inchies THEY are so cool very nice. Thank you so much for the stickers for Lilly and yes she still is collecting them. Thanks for the $ 5. donation, she will put that in her bank and for you to put Lilly on your prayer list is just fine with me the more the better. She is going to school on Monday for a few hours a day.
Thanks for every thing
Rose & Lilly
Oh and PS thank you for all the buttons cool
Response: Thank you for your comments and rating, I hope that Lilly is doing well
Comment: Great job, my daughter loves the cars cards! She's so happy with them and keeps playing with them and her little pretend mail box :) Thanks for participating! It was so much fun!
Response: I am so glad that she does. I had so much fun doing this swap that I actually created a couple princess ones for the little ones in my family so thank you for the inspiration.
Thank you also for the rating
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely ATC. Your summer is our winter, but being in the tropics, it isn't very cold. I love it. I need to get out and weed my garden and get ready to plant some tomatoes soon. Happy swapping.
Response: You are so very welcome. We have had a rough year weather wise here but finally my tomatoes are getting ripe. I would be a sad cookie if I didnt have fresh tomatoes.
Comment: I received my package yesterday, August 2, 2013. OMyGosh..... I LOVE the 3 items you sent me, especially the TH stamp set, prima bling and the Smash pad!!! Thanks for the extra postage stamps, too...SUPER GREAT SWAPPER !!!!!
Response: I am so glad you like the items! I had a bit of a hard time narrowing down to just three... somehow I think we enjoy the same kinds of items :)
Comment: WOW, I love these, what an amazing job you did with them. Vintage Shabby Chic for sure. More hearts to you. I hope you are my partner again one day. You set the bar high.
Response: This was the first time I have used walnut stain and I have to say I really like the effect- I am glad that you like them. I would love to swap with you again sometime. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: love the legal theme :-) thank you so much :-)
Response: I think this set of ATCs was one of my more creative ways of expressing law. I think next time I will attempt a bit more color on the words. I was not sure how the legal magazines would take ink. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely charms and for the extras, I enjoy these swaps because I always receive charms I've not seen before, I specially love the little dresses on hangers. Happy swapping. With kind regards Barbara b
Response: I got those little dresses for my little nieces last year and have had a couple floating around. I am glad they found a good place to land. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Sea Horse name ATCs and the extras. I love the cards.
Response: I started creating the care bear ones but then I realized that I had the seahorses and they just fit! (also didnt know if you were going to end up with 15 care bear sets) I had a lot of fun creating these. Thank you for the rating
Comment: WOW! WOW! Thank you SO much for thinking of me when you saw these bowling playing cards!! I LOVE them! I'm debating whether we should use them for playing poker (we play off our bowling score)...but I don't want them to get damaged! VERY cool find, thank you SO much!! You are great!
Response: O know are they not so cool. I am not sure what the vintage of the cards is but I thought of anyone in the world these were meant to be yours! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Sarah, thankyou for the lovely swap. You clearly took the time to look at my profile. Wish more people bothered when they prepare their swaps. Purple is my favorite color and I am sure I will enjoy what you sent.
Response: You are welcome, I did enjoy putting your swap together, and I hope you enjoy everything! Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Wow, what a fantastic swap! I love the tin stickers. I do know exactly how to use them. I'll be using them in my handmade journals. They are perfect for that! Your card is so very heart warming... thank you do much...
Response: I am so glad you will be able to use them. This swap was so much fun.
Thank you for the heart
Comment: Awe -a fellow North Dakotan!!! :D hee hee Loved the envie/postage stamps/card and can't wait to use the stamps!! Thank You, Thank You -you're SUCH a sweetheart â™¥â™¥â™¥ Hope the home improvements go well and that you're managing to stay cool in this heat! Take Care :D
Response: I was so excited to see someone from ND in a swap. You are welcome for the items I had so much fun doing this swap! Thank you for the heart
Comment: Loved your ATC , but I'm yelling at you because you didn't sign the back of the card. I'll do it for you this time. Hugs to you.
Response: ohhhh that was a big oversight. Thank you for signing it for me I love creating them and sometimes forget to check the back. I think I am going to have to figure out how to get a label or stamp made
Thank you again and thank you for the heart!
Comment: The postcard you sent is so cute! I am going to keep it out because it makes me happy. My kitty has AIDS, but she is so affectionate and seems to find me just as interesting as I find her! Cats are the best friends. Thank you so much!
Response: This card is one of favorites and I have had it for a long while but I knew it belonged to you. I hope your kitty is doing well. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely purple altered text ATC.
Sorry you had to make a second one, that can be frustrating. Thank you for the extras I will definitely use them in my creations. Many happy swaps. Elizabeth
Response: I am learning that working on paper pages with different art mediums produce a different result than when I work on the papers created for them. Its a good think we can reuse items for different purposes! thank you for the heart.
Comment: THANK YOU!!!! This is a great package! I love the flower punch and really needed one of those. It will be fun to use. I also love the lace, buttons, beads, and sheer baggy. Its always a pleasure to receive from you!
Response: You are so very welcome! I am glad that you enjoyed the package!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing package. I saw it in my mailbox and got instantly excited. Still have 2 more to open but I absolutely love what I have seen so far!!!
Response: Lol after I sent it I realized that decorating it after I sealed it meant that opening it could be an issue... it was my first package that I really decorated and I think my postmaster thinks I dont have enought to do. I am glad you are enjoying it. I had fun creating it. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hi Sarah!
I am ONE LUCKY DOG! You cheated on the postage--haha--and I got some amazing goodies! I think I cheated on the postage too. First, you sent me a Martha Stewart item--ribbons! Martha is like the gold standard for crafts in my book. LOVE LOVE those clock charms, those amazing K & Co stickers, the paper, and last but not least the Halloween chippie letters! I can't wait for Halloween! Brilliant bunch of goodies--thank you so much!
Response: opps I actually didnt realize there was a postage limit until after I sent it when I was archiving it ahhh well. Thank you for the heart, I really enjoyed putting this swap together
Comment: Fantastic envied love them and LOVE THE SIZE! Thanks so much for extras too......
Response: Thank you for the heart. I loved the paper pad I made them from, but had not found anything worthy of using the owls on so this was perfect. As this was my very first time making my own envies I am now sad at all the times I didnt make one because it looked so complicated!
Comment: Thank you veyr much for all of the things that you sent to me, I absolutely love everything. Some of the things were actually thing, that I had been wishing for, but were not able to buy (because everything is so expensive here in DK)
Response: this was such a fun swap. Thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks so much for all the awesome goodies!!!! I sent few items in my craft destash package that were not craft items cuz I thought my partner would like them. I'm not planting outside yet.... All my seeds are started inside right now though.... a few more weeks and I will plant them outside :) happy swapping
Comment: Wow, what a great package! If you got all this stuff at a dollar store, I want to go there! I love everything and will be able to use it all :) I wish I could give you many more hearts!
Response: We have this amazing little lady that ownes this tiny little dollar store and she has some of the most amazing items for a dollar. I love it because the Joanns here does not have a dollar section anymore (it became the two dollar section last year). I am glad you enjoyed the selection.
Comment: Your inchies arrived today Thursday 25 April . I like the abstract patterns. Of the two lovely sets my favourate is the ones with the velvet(?) black and white design It makes them interesting to touch.I think I will try to frame them some how. Thank you very much.
PS Nice circular stamp - not seen one like that before
Response: Thank you for the rating and I am glad you liked them
Comment: Thanks for the interesting card. I can't make out what the stamp(?) says. All I get is: "Friends fill your life with" something something something "sunshine" something something "love". Can you tell me what it says? :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful box of goodies that you put together for me! I just loved the apron, I'm always looking for a cute one! My mom does monogramming, so I'm going to get her to put my initials on this! :) The other paper making goodies are wonderful as well! I just got a stamp in the mail today for an Etsy swap, so I'm excited that I have some new ink pads to use the stamp with! Thank you for the wonderful items. :)
Response: I had so much fun putting this together and making the apron. I never even thought about monogramming but that is a fanastic idea.
Comment: Thanks for such a huge variety of stickers! My kids love them, the spring and picnic ones are perfect for my eldest daughter and her smashbook :) thanks for such an awesome swap you went above and beyond!
Comment: Sarah, you have definitely made my day! And Vern's too, for that matter! I adore the rub-ons...It's a sin I have to work all day, they are sitting on my desk, beckoning me to rub them onto something! There is just something about a rub-on. The look can't be duplicated with ink. Thank you soooo much! Worth may more than 46 cents, BTW...
Response: I have just started art journaling and I adore it, and figured that I like putting them in mine so you might like them for yours!
Comment: WOW. What a creatively, beautifully made Mini Book! Love the little roses made from a book page, the bling and cool tags! Love how you bound it to resemble a book! I can't tell you how many times I have admired this little book! Thank you so much! Hearts galore <3<3<3<3<3
Response: I had so much fun making this and I loved the way it looked
Comment: Hi Sarah! I wanted to let you know I got the ribbons and they are all beautiful!! The light purple trim with the ribbon through the center was my very favorite!! Hope to swap with you again some time :)
Response: Ohh good, I wish I remember where I got that ribbon from, and thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love the ATC and the extras. You may want to reinforce your envelopes with tape though. This one came pretty mangled. I usually tape the back and edges so this doesn't happen. Hope this helps. Also no information on the back of the ATC . Need to give yourself more credit. Pm me if you want more details.
Response: Thank you for the heart. Yep I will start uding tape on the envelopes... I just had not thought about it until I noticed that the envelopes I was getting without tape were also a little mangled... Thank you
Comment: Hi Sarah, I really like the cards you made for me. Thank you. Both sides! I am going to delicately attatch a string with a tag on them in which i will write your name as the artist. I have never traded cards I have been given but I want you to have credit within my own collection as the artist. I will not interfere with your work. Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you, I really enjoyed making them. These are among my first, and I forgot to put my name on them. Ahh but I have learned!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful pig charm! I knew that Marzipan Pigs were lucky as we always got them in our stockings at Christmas. I love it so much and thank you for being so thoughtful to send me something lucky. Thank you also for all the St. Patricks Day ribbon. I also like the little note card you used, Please can you tell me how to get the little cards?
Response: The little card that I wrote the note one? That one is from Sweden!