Comment: I´m sorry to say, but your lovely envelope arrived torn and open inside of another envelope by US Postal Service with apologies that the sending had been damaged during the mailing process. The only thing that was left inside your envelope was the beautiful notecard, but the "little fellow" that you had enjoyed making was gone :(! It´s not your fault, of course, I´m just sad that your work and effort vanished this way and it would have been nice to see what you created for me. But I´m giving you this rating on the grounds of that beautiful notecard, I´m sure the ATC would have been as lovely.
Edited on the 26th of April: Thank you soooo much for your kindness in re-sending this swap :)! LOVE your cute ATC, it´s so neatly made on both sides. Plus all the lovely extras and your gorgeous card, you really made my day. I´d give you ten hearts, thank you so much!
Response: Oh, no, how horrible! I feel bad that you didn’t get the ATC. I will send another one off to you. Thank you for your rating and heart in spite of not receiving it.
Comment: So fun to receive Halloween goodies on Valentine's Day!! I love them!
Yes, I cringe every year, is a hurricane going to ruin Halloween decorations? Still better than putting a Winter coat over a Halloween costume to go Trick or Treating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful valentine. I love the great tuck ins as well. Did you make the banner type one. Don't know for sure what you would call it but its great. Thank you so much..It's hard to find the doilies.
Comment: Wow, wow, WOW! This was so amazing. You’ve given me so many ideas. I need to step up my game! Thank you so much for the things you sent. You went above and beyond. Thank you for the lovely note too.
Comment: I wish I could give you more than one heart! Thank you so much for all the awesome circle items you sent. There is so much! Even items I hadn't thought about the fact they were circles, i.e. sequins. LOL :)
Comment: Wow! I don't even know what to say about this DAJ! It is absolutely AMAZING! There are so many fantastic elements on this! I am speechless!! Thank you so very, very much! To say I love it, does not even come close!! HUGE amount of hearts!!
Comment: Thank you! I love them and the extra goodies! So beautiful! And the card is beautiful too!
I don't have any way that I know of to give you an extra 5 and heart, but I wanted to let you know the second set you sent arrived today and they are awesome too! Thank you again!
Comment: Oh my goodness your page is absolutely wonderful! Just the perfect amount of grunge and "dark" to it, without overdoing it! I'm so happy with it, you did a fantastic job! Thank you so very much!! The Virgo cards are perfect as well!! ❤❤❤❤
Comment: OMG, the envelope you decorated is EVERYTHING!! So gorgeous!! I will treasure it!! And the large stickers are so awesome! As is everything else!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful swap!! 💜🧜♀️
Comment: WOW, Christine!!! I am completely in awe! It felt like Christmas going through your AMAZING package! Did you save anything for yourself? LOL! I was afraid I would wake up and realize I was dreaming... you sent SO MANY of my favorite things! I can't get over it! Thank you so, so much! You put a HUGE smile on my Face! Bless you!
Response: Yea! Glad you liked it. And I have so much stuff for many lifetimes, I'm very happy to share. Hope you're able to get in some creative time.
Comment: Thank you Christine for my amazing embellishments. I love the way you packaged everything and thanks for the extras! I love those vintage stickers you used to decorate the box! So cool! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Honestly, I'm not sure I can bring myself to open this masterpiece! What an amazing envelope!! I can't praise it enough. And having bitten the bullet, the guts are as gorgeous as the skin. Wow wow wow!!!!!
Response: Phew! Glad it finally got there. Hope it gets you in the Halloween mood. ;-)
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, Christine. Your ATC is wonderful! I love all the different elements that you used to complement this beautiful shade. I don't think tumbled glass gets enough love, but you sure did it proud!
Comment: You are an awesome swap partner, I love your creation/ creativity, my day is so much happier because I received your generous box. Thank you for your generosity and hope we can swap again. Big heart for you ❤️
Comment: Thank you so very much for your perseverance in getting something to me. Wish I could give you several hearts. Sorry if this was slow being rated, I'm having trouble getting mail forwarded home till this pandemic is over.
Response: Glad something got delivered to you. Since it was delivered to your PO Box, I didn't know when you might be able to get it, so I wasn't terribly concerned about a speedy rating. Hope you are doing well!
Comment: Wow wow wow, absolutely stunning! The layers you created are incredible, this is taking front stage on my display for sure. I absolutely love it, it should be on display at Creativation! Truly a remarkable work of art, thank you so much Christine!
Comment: Thankyou so much for the St Patrick’s Day mini loaded bag, I love these little bags so much that I hope she does these for every single holiday! Love how you decorated the bag with those cute stickers and love all my goodies, can’t wait to wear the light up necklace ☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️❤️☘️
Comment: This is a great ATC! I love all the ways you used the color & different products. Thank you also for the extras—I thought I’d gone to the craft store. Like the stamps on the envelope, too. Just all together a super swap.
Response: Thanks for the nice rating and heart. I’m trying to actually use my products and not just collect them. 😉 I had just gone to Hobby Lobby where they had a number of Tim items 75% off, so I’m passing along my good fortune. Can’t wait for some of the newer items to come in.
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun filled box. I was super excited about all the items. Can't wait to go put bookmarks on books I am reading. Hooking up the light in my bedroom yummy food and cool decorations for st. Patrick's day. May make huge flamingo ice for a pitcher of drinks. Or even yummy juice popsicles. Going to use ribbon tags and paper for some crafting in decos and stuff. Many hearts for all the work you put into this swap.
Update: I use the bookmarks and the light every night for reading. thanks again.
Response: So glad you’re able to find a use for all of the wacky holiday items. Enjoy!
Comment: I was so thrilled when I pulled this out of the mailbox and knew instantly what swap it was for!! It arrived in pristine condition, the stamps weren't even cancelled! I was amazed!! Every little detail in this is so special. I've had it in front of me as I worked long hours this week and it gave me a lot of delight. You are so generous, this was packed with so many lovely things. These bags are awesome! The two blank ones are going to get decorated with the white ink I just got. I have a thing for eyeballs, so this tag with the creature eye is my favorite and has been staring me in the eye. So many lovely cutouts and embellishments and things I will enjoy using! Thank you for such a lovingly crafted gift! Apologies for the late rating. Thank you! :):):)
Response: Aww, Claire, thanks for the gushing rating and heart! So glad you can us some spooky things…I certainly have more than I’ll ever use. 👁
Comment: Ohhh, hank you for the terrific flipbook . The detail is so well done and some of the goodies are so interesting, I have never seen such. I'm honored to have received your artwork, and I think everytime I see and find new things, and I especially love, love, love the mail realted theme!
Thank you so much!
Response: Yay, glad it got there, and that you like it. These are fun projects to make and share. 💌
Comment: I don't even know where to start! Oh my GOODNESS!! The envelope, first, was incredible and such a delight to find in my mailbox. The collaged images and stamps with your beautiful writing, I am so in awe! Then immediately 2, TWO, rolls of precious TH cigar band washi fell out - SQUEEEEEE! (did you hear me? I was loud!) Then 4, FOUR, ATCs popped out and I am just flabbergasted. First, the Evergreen Bough one for this swap, wow! The texture, the layers! the CRACKLE!, the beautifully placed ephemera. Truly amazing, you inspire me so much with your work! Then the bonus 3 cards to fill in my 'gaps', they are treasures! I immediately filled the gaps with them and they fit so beautifully. They're so well thought out and capture such a nice touch of TH style but in **color**. It is so hard for me to get this look! You nailed it! You are so kind to spoil me with this swap, I will be on cloud nine about it for a loooong time. Thank you, thank you, thank you Christine! You earned a bazillion hearts for sure!
Comment: I would give a dozen 5's & even more hearts if I could for this swap. I absolutely adore this card. It would make TH very proud. This is just fantastic. I love the envelope you made to send the card in too.
Thank you for all the TH goodies for me to use.
Comment: I arrived home last night to an awesome package from you. You must be a professional at this gift wrapping/giving thing. Everything was so perfectly packaged and wrapped. And all the goodies! And all the same color scheme. But my favorite are my Squirrel slippers! I hung the art you made on my wall in my swap/writing/craft room and I will ALWAYS remember you and the passion you put into this swap. I hope you get as much in return! My husband was even looking at it all (and that says it all :-) ) Again, thank you so very much. It is certainly raising the bar for me to keep up with in presentations. I just love it all. Hugs and hearts just aren't enough. Have a wonderful 2020.
Response: I guess that Christmas in the gift wrap department has stuck with me. ;-) Thanks so much for your kind rating and heart. I knew when I saw on your profile how much you liked squirrels, I had to do something for Squirrel Appreciation Day. Cheers!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC! I'm so happy to have it in my collection!
(Sorry for late rating, was just going through old swaps and noticed I wrote the message but didn't click the button next to the 5, oops!)
Comment: Edit 1/1/2020: Thank you so much Christine!! I absolutely love what you made! They are so delicate and beautiful-great images! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!! --Thank you so much for the beautifully wrapped gift! I look forward to opening everything soon!! Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours!! ❤️🎄🎄🎄🎄❤️
Comment: I received a beautifully handmade TH Christmas card along with the ATC and I think the card is for this swap, it wasn't mentioned but no worries. I adore it!! I love the different layers you created with foam pad and all the funy TH elements in the background and to create the snowy ground! Just fabulous! Thank you too for the fun TH extras, they will certainly get used around here! Merry Christmas!
Response: Yes, sorry for not labeling the card for the swap. Was probably rushing to get to the PO. 😆 Thanks for the rating and heart. Merry Christmas!
Comment: I love how you used some of the original design elements from the early TH days, the umbrella man, the birds on a wire. The textures are all lovely, and it is one of my fave colors of all time. The presentation envie and all of the goodies are so just beautiful as well!! I carefully studied the envie to see which side I should open so I would be able to hoard it and use it in a journal. Thanks so much for all the fun die cuts and extras, this brings back so many great memories of my TH frenzie days. This was a very thoughtful happy mail package!
Response: I almost got rid of those old TH stamps, but now I'm glad I held onto them as they're perfect for ATCs. I'm liking these color challenges.
Comment: Oh-My-Wow!!! 🤩Thank you so very, very much for the BOX of Howliday goodness! I love these kitchen towels so much and have then hanging in ours right now! The popup card is on our tree for all to see and enjoy as well! You really made my whole family smile today! For that I will be ever grateful! 🥰❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🎁
Response: Glad you like the swap package. Had the hardest time finding holiday dog items, and I wanted to find something that was a bit more representative for your dog. Best wishes to you all!
Comment: Thanks Christine for the coolest, cutest, biggest pop up Peanuts Christmas card, I truly love it. The adorable tags are wonderful, your so sweet. Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas. AnnaL.
Response: I love pop-up cards, and couldn't resist this one with Snoopy and Woodstock. Merry Christmas to you!
Comment: I don't even know where to begin. This is by far the most beautiful and thoughtful swap I have ever received. Your mixed media house is so beautiful and full of so many amazing little details. I have found a very special place in my studio where I can see it every day. You went above and beyond with the beautiful package of extra goodies which I will cherish. So much vintagy goodness! Your packaging and presentation was equally beautiful. It was like opening a very special gift. If I could give you a million hearts, I would. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your art with me and for such a thoughtful and generous swap ♥
Response: Yeah! Glad it got there. Wouldn’t mind doing another house swap, maybe a slightly different size.
Comment: OMG!! I love EVERYTHING about this swap!! This is one of my most favorite ATC that I have ever received!! Where did you get the vellum ghosts?!? That iron fence is amazing too! I love the fun extras and the decorated envie!! Thank you for such an AMAZING swap!! :D 1,000 hearts to you!
Response: The vellum ghosts I cut using my electronic diecutting machine, and the gothic window is a metal die that I have. Thank you for your very kind words and all those hearts. ;-)
Comment: Ohhhh, thank you so so much for the beautifully wrapped gift--I'll be saving that for Christmas!! And thank you for the lovely card, die cuts and beautiful note pad. I appreciate the care and beauty of your package!! The address label you made was gorgeous too!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. Wishing you the best for a Merry Christmas.
Comment: This was an amazing package, thank you so much! I'd never knew there was a whole Dali museum, but now I just have to check it out! :)
Response: When I saw you liked surrealism, I knew the Dali was the place to go. I find it a bit odd it’s in St Petersburg, FL, but lucky for me it’s 15 minutes from my house. They have some interesting side exhibits, like recently a joint Magritte/Dali show that was quite interesting. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Wow!!! I love the earrings and all of the extras! I've never seen a mermaid eraser. My kitty sends thanks for all of the crinkle paper. She has been crinkling since I opened the box! I added a piece to her nap box. She's so happy.
Response: Glad you like the earrings, and I was able to make your kitty happy. 😉 Enjoy!
Comment: Love this! The photos are beautiful, especially the one with the church steeple. The photos and the beautiful leaves will make their way into a fall art journal. Thank you for all the work you put into this gorgeous swap!
Comment: Wow! My mermaid package arrived and it is fabulous. Thank you so much for the very generous and beautifully wrapped surprises. I really felt spoiled as I opened them...yes I opened them! I needed a pick-me-up today and there it was in my mail box. This was a special swap ~ love it!
Response: Sometimes things happen for a reason, and getting your stocking stuffer was meant to brighten your day. Hope all is well. 😊
Comment: Well, you have left me totally speechless and it has taken a few days to process this ultimate swap. Never have I seen so much detail in every aspect from the tags to the boxes made and the beautiful orange bows. I have placed all the packages on my buffet just to savor them for a day or two. I have opened 3 so far and I am so incredibly blessed with your generosity and most perfect goodies. It is hard to open one a day but I love coming home to a surprise each day, Even the card is so awesome and artistic. Girl, you rock and I can never say thank you enough to let you know just how much I love it! There are not enough hearts!!!! Hugs, Mona
Response: Hey, Mona. Having not done this swap the past couple of years, I probably got a bit carried away. I think we have very similar tastes/style so it was difficult reigning it in. In fact, I probably got one for myself of just about everything I sent you. 😉 Thanks for glowing rating. ❤️
Comment: OMG!!! I had to open something from the big box so I talked myself into at least the bag filler. It is gorgeous! What a fabulous job on the miniature, you are a master. Thank you for making this a class A swap and sending something I will display forever in my art room and remind me always of loving Halloween every day. Thank you again. Now to start on the big box Saturday! Hugs, Mona
Response: Hee, hee…I figured you would appreciate the skelly. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you! This is in my stocking & saving for Christmas... I love the way it's wrapped. Have a Happy Halloween!
Response: Christina, thanks for the rating and heart. My brain wasn’t thinking stocking stuffer, more like trick-or-treat bag filler. The items are more Halloween/Fall than Christmas. Just wanted to let you know if you wanted to open early. 😉
Comment: You've sent me into a Halloween tizzy cackling like a witch over my bubbling cauldron with this incredible journal! I don't even know where to start. From the wrapping to the back cover this is one of the best things I've ever received on swap bot. I can't wait to ooze over every detail. Thank you so much for this extra generous swap.💜
Response: Oh, I am so glad you like it! Like I mentioned, I struggled and hoped it would be something useful. Happy Haunting!
Comment: Ohh my goodness a million thank you’s!! What an amazing package to receive!! I really really appreciate the time and effort you put into this swap for me! It means so very much thank you thank you!!! You made my whole Halloween month!!!!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked it. I may try to make a similar one for me if I have the time. ;-)
Comment: Thank you! Love this vintage looking pc!! Our Summer has returned and it's hot, humid and yuck!! -- BUT we've already had some temperatures in the 40s at night!! LOVE IT!! Here's to A beautiful FALL!
Comment: OMG!! CHRISTINE!! What an AMAZING card you sent! I was also super impressed with the plastic envelope that you sent everything in, I've never seen that before! Thank you for the extra washi samples too! What a terrific swap! :D
Comment: Wow, just wow! I haven't even opened up anything yet but the packaging and everything about it I know is goning to be utterly fantastic! Can't wait, it's even better than Christmas! Thank you!
10/21 Added note - OMG, I've loved everything that you've sent!!! The gifts are just awesome and I still have more to go - thanks again soooooo much!
Response: Joyce, thank you for the rating and heart. I'm glad you're excited about the swap. This is one of my favorite swaps, and I usually try to theme my packages...as you can see, yours is Creepy Curiosities. ;-) Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and surprise in it. I plan to open what I have received for the Trick or Treat Fillers on Hallows itself. I love how you decorated the envie. Such a treat, Christine. You are wonderful!
Response: So glad you received this package! Hope you have lots of treats in your bag. Cheers!
Comment: Thank you so much for your pretty vintage Halloween postcard! We do not celebrate Halloween here in Holland unfortunately. I would love to have this fest here too and see all the decorations and pumpkins around. Enjoy yours! ^_^
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday and time of year. Enjoy your fall, and new baby.
Comment: Oh my gosh!!! Christine, you really went over and above for this swap and I'm sooooo excited for October to get here so I can start opening all the envies! The book idea for all the envelopes is genius - it makes a beautiful decoration as is. Of course it will be fun to dig in, but I can wait (I think). I did open the extra gift and what a generous and very cool surprise it was too! I love the mug and hot chocolate coffin. Thank you a bunch and I'll send you a message in October. Happy Hauntings! I want to update now that I've opened everything...the book you made is just incredible! All the beautiful cards you printed about Halloween make this such a perfect keepsake. The gifts you put inside each envelope are wonderful!!! Thank you so much for making this such a special swap and a really fun month! xoxoxo
Response: Yea, I'm so glad you're excited about it! It was fun researching all the bits to include, and I ended up learning lots of interesting things. Can't wait for Halloween! Cheers!
Comment: Thank you! I am waiting to open my gift until Halloween. It's getting closer. It gets harder and harder not to take a little peak. I put them in my big Halloween bag, so I won't be tempted. Thank you also for joining these swaps! Have A Happy Day! :)
Comment: Thank you! I haven't opened my bag. I will be waiting. But I do have to say that you did an amazing job with decorating. It is so cool! It will be perfect for displaying during the Halloween season! Thank you again for such an awesome swap! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. I'm getting quite anxious for Halloween to come. ;-)
Comment: Wow!!! what a great stash of mermaids!! you sent me a treasure trove and i will definately use all of it! the papers are especially gorgeous! LOve the mermaid doll! thank you so much for participating!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. Hope you'll get some good use for your altered books. Have fun!
Comment: Now this is some awesome wrap job! OMG! How do you expect we to put this tasty little bag away until Halloween? I have placed it in my big goodie bag so it will not temp me. Let the count down begin. Thank you for a super swap once again. Hugs, Mona
Response: Hee, hee! I had more fun with the wrapping...only 285 days left. ;-)
Comment: Christine, I got the Halloween Card this time! Thank you for the re-send! I always love your creativeness in all of your swaps. Thank you for the extras also. Until next time... Happy Swapping!! Denise
Comment: What a treat my package is! I absolutely love every piece of it and I am amazed at the pop-up Halloween piece!!! It is sooooo awesome. My envie has just made up for all my Halloween disappointments. I am going to make one of these beauties! The mask is very cool. Everything is perfect. Thank you for the big smile on my face!!! Your the best! Hugs, Mona
Comment: I haven't opened yet but looking forward to it! Just wanted you to know it came and I can't wait to start opening 19th. Wow! Love my package and can't believe how much care you out into it! Thank you!
Response: I forgot to indicate that you should start with #1. Enjoy your Halloween!
Comment: I can not even begin to thank you enough for this most amazing swap! Including all 13 items was both genius and generous and everything was packaged so creatively. Truly it was a magical package from the awesome buttons, handmade pin (that I will be wearing Halloween week), magazine, pencils, notepad, oodles of ribbon, washi, tags, stickers, papers, a banner and 2 wonderfully well made cards! Whew! You have spoiled me in the most wonderful way! Thank you so very much and a 100 spiders...er...hearts to you ♥
Response: Thanks for the great rating and heart. So glad you're thrilled with everything. Happy Haunting!
Comment: Thank you for the haunted house! It is very eerie looking! I love it! Now that I found out it opens, it is even more awesome! And the Haunted Mansion ghosts are great, that is one of my favorite rides at Disney World! Thanks a lot!
Response: I don't know if you noticed that the house opens up. ;-) Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a great Halloween!
Comment: Hi Christine!
Your beautiful box arrived yesterday--I ripped it open immediately! As always your presentation is flawless. I HAD to open something right away so I opened something bewitching and . . . I wore my bracelet all day! Loved it and can't wait to open the rest. Hope we can swap yearly!
Response: Yep, this is a fabulous swap! So glad you suggested it. Enjoy your Halloween treats!
Comment: How exciting to find something from you in my mailbox 2 days in a row. The ATC is very cool. I love all the 3D aspects of the card. It makes me want to do even better and has given me some ideas. Thank you so much for this great card. Hugs, Mona
Response: Yep, had to chuckle when I pulled up the addresses and saw yours. Glad you like the card.Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Christine, you created such a beautiful ATC. All the details make this an amazing piece of work and I feel so lucky to add it to my collection. You clearly put so much time and effort into your swap and I thank you with a million hearts. Your tuck in's are awesome and saying "thank you" is not enough. This swap means a lot. Thank you so much!!
Response: Sheryl, am very appreciative of you sweet comments and heart. So glad you liked everything. Happy Haunting!
Comment: I am so excited I can hardly stand it! My hubby even came into my craft room and said, "don't open them!" Each is wrapped so perfectly with all my very favorite old Hollywood monsters as the tags. The paper is cool and I will be using it. Thank you for the most excitement and anticipation in my life for some time! Yeah!!!!! Hugs, Mona
Response: Thanks for the heart! The 13 Days of Halloween is one of my favorite swaps. Just love the anticipation of counting down the days. Hope you have fun with everything!
Comment: Wow--you did an amazing job on this....I don't have much of the holtz/Ranger products so improvised on mine alot....This is fantastic tag....glad I was your partner...Thanks....Hugs 'n â™¥â™¥â™¥'s
Comment: Not enough wows in the world to express my thrill with this swap. The packages were so sweet and sinister I left them sitting unopened for a day just to enjoy them. I adore the spooky jar..my pet ghost I think! And the incredibly generous amount of crafty goodies, fantastic pendants, etc. was just beyond expectation! Even the sweets were extra extra special (I will NOT be sharing my sea salt bar with my jealous daughter.) So many thank yous for such a thoughtful swapper. :O)
Response: Thanks so much for your sweet comments and the heart. I love putting these things together, so I'm thrilled that you are happy with it. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Fangstastic : ) Thanks so much for being such a wonderful swap partner Christine. Each day was so beautifully wrapped it seemed a shame to open them so I kept all the little parcels on my mantel piece until Halloween then opened them all in one go. What cool halloween goodies. You really spoilt me.
Response: Phew! So glad the boxes got there. You can open the mailing boxes without ruining the surprises of the individual packages if you'd like. They would look good under the tree. ;-) Have a Spooktacular Halloween!
Comment: This was such a delight to find in my mailbox today! The socks were adorable, the colour, the little spider, and the polka dots were just perfect. The bag of candy corn was certainly a nice treat, and my favorite one this time of year :) To top it all off, they were in the cutest little bags! Thank you so much for the goodies, this was truly a nice surprise in my mailbox :)
Response: Yay! Glad everything arrived and that you like it. I think Halloween socks are the best. ;-) Thanks for your sweet comments and the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the ghost stories of Wisconsin. I have already read 6 chapters and didn't want to put it down. The bookmark is great and so fitting to the ghost stories. You even put a ghost and haunted house on it. So clever. Love the homemade card with the raven on it. You deserve more than one heart. Shirley
Response: Gotta love a good ghost story! Thanks for the nice comments and heart. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Wowie Christine!!! What a great swap package!!!! Did you hand make the book? If so, where did you find the book, I'd like to pick some up? I love all the goodies inside too, so kind of you!!! I already ate the gummies because they are some of my favorite candy! I also collect the bug suckers! How cute the lil pumpkins are too! Thanks for all the candy, yum! Also, can't wait to get into the DVD!!! Thanks so much for making my day!!!
Response: Glad you liked it Jenny! I did make the book from one of the paper mache book boxes you can find at Michael's/Hobby Lobby. It's covered with a handmade paper for texture, then painted with black gesso and a Mars Black/Quinacridone Gold mix over that for depth. I found the bug lollipop at the San Francisco airport and thought it would be good for this Trick 'r Treat swap. I wasn't sure if the DVD would be considered a trick or a treat...but your profile says you like B movies. ;-) Thanks for the rating and heart. Happy Hauntings!
Comment: Wow, I wish I could give you more than one heart! What an awesome event to attend and thank you so much for sharing it with me! Everything about your album is just lovely! I will be showing this off! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Doing this swap got me to finally go through all of the photos I took! Since it was so sports-oriented, I had the camera on continuous shot to increase my chances of getting something good. So now i have lots of images to go through. It was nice reviewing the trip again. Thanks for your kind comments and the heart!
Comment: I can't believe I can't give you more hearts for the amazing Bat Mobile that you sent me. It was one of the most beautifully wrapped things I've ever received (and I love packaging) and the Bat Mobile itself is marvelous. I love it and spent some time finding the perfect place to hang it in my home. Thank you so much for going above & beyond and creating something so beautiful and fabulous! You totally made my day!
Response: Thanks so much for all of the sweet comments. I'm glad you like the bat mobile...I think I might have to make one for myself. :-) have a fun and frightful Halloween!
Comment: I am beside myself with JOY! What an absolutely fantastic package! Talk about extravaganza. When I saw that you were my sending partner, I was VERY excited because I had received a wonderful package from you in the past. This package was, by far, one of the sweetest I have ever received in my years on the bot. Everything was embellished/decorated beautifully! Honestly, you set the bar for the rest of us as to how a swap should be prepared and presented. You are amazing.
Response: Kristy, I'm so glad you like your package. I saw that Hocus Pocus was a favorite movie of yours, so I wanted to create a Witch's Tea basket for you. I really appreciate all of your sweet comments. Thanks for,the rating and heart! Happy Halloween!
Comment: Love this atc! Course, ravens and crows and Poe (oh my) are my favorites! It fits just right into my Halloween display case! And thank you for all the skeleton bones - I think I got most of them picked up off the floor!!
Response: Hee, hee! Sorry about the confetti...couldn't resist a wee bit of trickery. ;-) Glad you like the ATC, and thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much Christine, for the beautiful whimsey jar! I was totally not expecting it to arrive as it did (with DC, in a priority box). I love the woodland theme you decorated it in, and there were so many lovely blue beads! You put a lot of effort, thought, and generosity into this swap. I really appreciate it :-)
Comment: Ooohhh - I love Love LOVE them.
I think you cheated tho - I'm sure there's more than 10...
They are all wonderful- i don't think I can choose a favourite! Although the clocks are pretty special! And the gears...and the labels..and...
I think I'm gonna use the giant tags as the basis for a tag book. Thanks again xx
Response: Yay! I am so happy to be able share my dies with you. Thanks for the nice comments and heart.
Comment: Oh my goodness! Above and beyond is all I can say. I LOVE the trap you altered. That porcelain technique is FA-BU-LOUS! It will earn a permanent place on my fridge. Thanks also for the yummy Jelly Bellies...I will be snarfing the black ones first :). And many thanks for the extra crafty goodies. They will surely find their way on to my future projects (and I was about out of fragments..so they were a great choice). You rock!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you like it. I love doing the faux enamel with the embossing powders. ;-) Thank you for the nice comments and heart.
Comment: Wow thanks for the awesome photos! I love that you put them in the book form, I'm going to start doing that as well! Loved the brooches!
Response: Kim, glad you liked my Scavenger Hunt. The graphic designer in me puts as much emphasis on the presentation as the swap itself. ;-) I hoped the vintage pins would be a good surprise. Thanks for your kind comments and heart.
Comment: I got your camera today. I'm waiting to open the envelop until I get the pictures because I'm a sucker for surprises! I'm very excited. Thanks.
Response: So glad it arrived. I just hope the pics turned out. I hate not being able to "see" what I'm shooting, and the chance for do-overs. Let me know if nothing comes out on the film...I will reshoot. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: This was one of the nicest swaps I got all year. Truly a mindful effort that was greatly appreciated. I am working with a student this summer and we are both going to enjoy the lovely papers and goodies. The mix was gone the first day. My husband had picked up the package at the post office and brought it over to my school and I let the other art teachers in my school system try it- no more mix - thumps up from all. The mix was good but the papers and goodies truly made my day. Well worth a heart- Thank you!
Response: Phew! I was beginning to get worried that it hadn't gotten delivered. I'm so glad you liked the package. While this gave me an opportunity destash, I tried to send items that I thought you could use. Thanks for the kind comments and the heart!
Comment: This is GORGEOUS. it makes mine look sad... thank you so much for a beautiful ornament. the extras were beautiful too. even the envelope is pretty. i cant give you more then one heart but i would if i could
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for your kind comments and heart!
Comment: Christine, Absolutely wonderful! I love everything you made!! And all the goodies!!
Response: Leslie, so glad you liked them all. I think it's sparked a renewed interest in doing cards again. I just wish I had family members that were more appreciative of the effort. Thanks for the kind comments and heart,
Comment: Wow Christine! What an amazing matchbox! It looks so delicate and fragile but it survived the long trip to Holland perfectly. There are so many cool things inside, especially that tiny tiny tin with the even tinier clock parts inside. Just lovely. And then ALL those extra's! You really spoilt me and one heart does not suffice. Thank you SO much!
Response: Wendy, I'm amazed at how quickly it got there. So glad you liked Alice's Time for Tea. ;-) Thank you for the kind comments and heart.
Comment: What a great swap with so fabulous photos. You should deserve more than one heart for it. At first the way you have sent it. I love the little book you put all photos in it, it's so beautyful. And the photos itself are so fantastic. I love the picture with the flowers. Btw Frankfurt is really near where I live. With the train you need half an hour to come to Frankfurt.
Response: I thought I remembered seeing Wiesbaden near to Frankfurt. My husband was there for most of March, and I got to come over and spend some time exploring while he worked. ;-) I thought you might like the sweet little bird that I took at the Palmengarten. Thank you for your kind comments and the heart.
Comment: Wow, you spoiled me rotten!! Thank you so much for the extra envies, they're all so beautiful it will be hard to part with them! And I'm thrilled about the extra goodies, too. ;) Thanks so much for a great swap!
Response: So glad you liked them all. I keep looking for cool, fun images that I can turn into envelopes. ;-) I appreciate the rating and heart.
Comment: thank you for the wonderful box and extraÂ´s and if thereÂ´s a change you visit once Ghent let it know ...IÂ´ll follow your blog and saw yoÃºr pictures on flickr... some of those from Brussel would great in a journal project !
Response: Wow, that got there quickly compared to some of the other int'l packages I've sent lately. Thanks for your wonderful comments and the heart! Hopefully we'll get back to Belgium some day.
Comment: 1 heart x 10000! Once again you have outdone yourself. I simply adore everything you sent. My absolute favorite is the shabby pink roses envie you sent. Can you tell me please how to make the closure where you wind the string around? I just love it. Many thanks for everything. You're my swap-bot hero!
Response: Kristy, glad you're happy with your swap package. The string closure envelope just has two discs held in place by eyelets (brads would probably work too), and the string is wound under the discs to close the envelope. I really appreciate your kind comments!
Comment: Hi Christine,
You send me the most amazing piece of MailArt I have ever seen!
It took me two days to get myself to open it. I dodn't want to ruin it. Finally I opened it very gentle and the goods inside amazed me even more. I love all the thing you have send me. The stickers, papers, zetti stamps, ribbon, crafting goodies. Everything is wonderfull.
You are a no.#1 swapper. I could give you all the hearts in the world.
Thank you for joining my swap.
Response: Jessica, thank you for your very sweet comments and hearts. I'm so glad you liked it. It was a lot of fun putting it together. I had so many ideas of what I wanted to do, but when I found the clear box in my stash, it all sort of clicked. ;-)
Comment: Hi Christine....I got home this evening to a WONDERFUL SURPRISE on my doorstep! What an incredibly fantastic package you sent for this swap! Not only does the banner look like a high end shabby chic item, but you sent all those cute little ME extras! Oh my! I was so excited! Hubby opened the package for me and we just ooo'd and ahhh'd over the package for a few minutes! I am so flattered that you took time to create such a special banner for me. I will hang it proudly! Wish I could give you a 10+!
Response: Thanks for your kind comments. I really appreciate it. I have more things coming your way soon for the Make an Envelope swap. ;-)
Comment: What wonderful photos and all so different...you are very talented...you have the "eye" loved the hong kong one very much and the "over-lapping" one was terrific... The colors of the Wis. Sky... The lonely windmill the texture of the statute... Thanks very much
Comment: Your package made my day!! I've never received an envelope that was sewn, it's beautiful. I love the 3D collage technique, I use that a lot and it's one of my favs. A beautiful ATC, and what awesome extras! Thank you sooo much, many many hearts to you...hugs
Response: Thanks for the glowing rating. Glad you liked everything. ;-)
Comment: I loved every single detail of my package! I loved loved the cat! my gosh you did such a professional job! I wish have this pattern for sure ;) thanks a lot and if we had option for more hearts, I was giving to you 5 stars and 5 hearts. I will make my co-workers jealous with this match box sitting on my desk :D Hugs from Alaska!
Comment: Christine my family wouldn't believe this...but I am speechless. Your package arrived yesterday the match box is breath taking. It is a beautiful piece of art. Thank you so much. Every single extra will be carefully and selectively used in some of my journals. I have already used the red roses. I have never seen such a unique collection..again thank you so much, Sheryl
Response: Sheryl, glad you liked the matchbox. Was a lot of fun to put together. ;-)
Comment: first off this atc is super cute and two thanks for all the sweet extras and third i must know where you to that tape and if that is an embossing plate you used for this amazing card?
Response: Thanks so much for the sweet comments. The tape is Tim Holtz's Tissue Tape Hobglobin (I found it at Michael's), and the embossing plate is also Tim Holtz's Halloween Night, which comes in a pack of two with Poison.
Comment: OMG! what a nice treat I got in the mail. Thank you for making my day very happy. You deserve more than one heart. Everything you sent me it's wonderful, starting with the vintage ATC , then the greeting card, the stamps, the cut outs and your good wishes. I hope some day I become as artistic as you are. Thank you again and Happy Halloween! ^v^
Response: Thanks for your sweet comments! Glad you liked it. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I tend to go all out. ;-) Cheers!