Comment: Thank you for a beautiful Rolo! I love the colors, the "layout" or design and the elements that create a lovely Thanksgiving theme. The simplicity of the swirl leaf and vines on the back are just right. AND I LOVE the Tim Holtz card and envelope as well! I shall be making use of the card front and some of the envelope front in future projects! Have a lovely holiday season and happy Holtzing! Is the subtle glimmer on the card front done with Perfect Pearls? If not, what did you use? I see the potential to learn something new from you! Again, thanks for the Rolo and the time and effort you put into making all of the swap elements!
Response: So glad you love it! The card and envelope were the last of a set I received from @asalwaysangela , she does wonderful work!!! I'm pretty sure she used perfect pearls for the shimmer. Enjoy!!!
Comment: I hadn't looked to see who I was receiving from, so I was thrilled to get the package and realize it was from YOU. You know how much I love you and respect your talent!! I haven't had a chance to look through many of the pages yet but I wanted to rate you so you wouldn't wonder. What I've seen so far is just ... amazing. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this with me.
Response: I hope you'll enjoy going through it, a little at a time or all at once! It's not really chronologically important so you could just flip around in it. I know you'll keep my very first journal safe! :) <3
Comment: I love your scrunched pearly leaves and fall colors. Those teeny tiny leaf punchies, so cute! Thanks for the smiling food stickers, I love smiling food. I think TH should shock the crafting world by putting smiling faces on stamps for the next Winter CHA release.
Response: Tim would never do it! I love the food with faces, too! Good thing we have LawnFawn (And MarketStreetStamps, too! check 'em out!). Enjoy your rolo!!! <3 Thanks for the rating and love.
Comment: Another FAB-U rolo for my collection. This is so gorgeous. I really, really love it. I will be the first to admit, I love YOUR technique much better than...he who shall not be named's. It is so elegant and and spooky at the same time.The look of the gold sprayed onto the glitter is so pretty. I also like how you use the tabbed rolo shape on your rolos. I am going to have to swap-lift these ideas. Thanks for the fun extras too! Love the tags and will definitely be SMASHING the adorable carrot PC into my garden journal.
Response: Aw, Sue, thank you for the sweet compliments! HIGH praise indeed!!! I'm really glad you like it, I had fun making it for you! A Non-Halloween one is on it's way to you! :D
Comment: I love everything! Thank you so much.
I totally want that die you used on the faux postage, those look great.
Response: The die is from PaperTreyInk. Just search for 'postage die'; it's only like $3. :) So glad you like everything! :D If you need more postage, I only made a selection of the images and can, of course, make different colors, too.
Comment: O. M. G. I am just in awe here! I'm kinda surprised it didn't burst open like a novelty can of snakes when I opened it. XD I'm gonna be wading through this stuff for a while, and I LOVE IT! Thank you SO much!!
Response: You are VERY welcome! I was surprised how quickly it filled up! :)
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous Rolo! I love the background so much and you've got that technique down! I really like the summery look to it and the matching twine and cracked edges. Your packaging is right up my street and I drooled all over the apocathery stamped images, the twine and washi tape. Really lovely, thank you. x
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad you like it... again with me on the edge of my seat, biting my nails about how LONG things take to get to you. Makes me SO nervous. <3 ENJOY!!!
Comment: Leashah, you know you exceeded my expectations on this one ... not only did you send me a really lovely Paris rolo (so elaborate and many layered!) but sent me two (2!) ink pads instead of one! You are always so generous - thank you very very much!
Response: You are very, very welcome; you may find that the Distress Inks are a bit like potato chips andyou can never have *just one*, so you're welcome AND i'm sorry for that! :D Very glad it arrived, I was getting a bit worried, and I'm pleased you like the rolo!!! :D I love swapping with you, PJ, we can swap rolos anytime! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! Lola looks adorable in her pink shirt and LOVES the treats you sent. Peewee hasn't let his new toy go since I gave it to him yesterday. The cards are beyond adorable too. A HUGE thanks from me, Peewee, & Lola!!!
Response: So glad they like everything!!! Enjoy!!! :D
Comment: AWESOME postcard!!!! I love everything about it especially the shape. That is such a cute idea! Awesome stamp, background, graphic, love it all. I'm sure Deb will really enjoy it. Thanks for sending :)
Comment: Another spectacular Rolo. I really love your flowers, they came out so well and the background is gorge too. I love the stitching, the back and the little spool charm. Love Love Love. Thanks lots. x
Response: SO glad it found you, I was so worried. Very glad you love it, I very much enjoyed creating it! :)
Comment: Oh happy is the day I received your swap! I loved the stamp, it's gorgeous and the tray is exactly what I needed! Thank you so much, I am still putting yours together and can't wait to send it off! Thank you!! :-)
Response: Weird, I never got notice of this rating. Ugh. Anyways, thank you, I'm so glad you'll enjoy it! I kicked myself when I saw the "2" in the quantity on my order confirmation but it has all worked out for the best!!! ENJOY! :)
Comment: <3<3<3<3<3 DANG Girl!!! You set the bar really high! When we discussed ten "extras" I thought you meant ten extras -- not ten different CATEGORIES of extras then a ton in each category. Whew! Luckily I have quite a bit gathered to send to you so that I can reciprocate but I will be pushing the deadline. LOL EVERYTHING you sent rocks! Stunning ATC, beautiful rolo (great signature card on the back), lots of wonderful embellis (way cool tissue tape), stamped images that I don't have, a lovely metal charm (I might hit it with some alcohol inks), gorgeous notecards (esp. the guilded one - WOW), and an extremely well designed and executed paper piecing/feather. Everything you sent will be used with joy. This is why I joined swap-bot --- to swap with talented artists who take pride in their creations (you even individually wrapped each item in peacock tissue paper!) This was a PERFECT swap package. I can't begin to give you enough thanks and hearts! <3<3<3<3<3
Response: Hey Lady, the 'ten extras' was YOUR idea! :P Besides, when you love peacocks, it's really fun to spread the love, right? I'm very happy that you are so pleased with what I sent you!!! I hope it all arrived okay, it was pure luck I managed to stuff it all in that peacock feather envie! :D Thanks for the fab rating and big ol' giant comment. <3 (Any chance you took any photos of the goodies, because I didn't... Just of the ATC and Rolo.)
Comment: A great swap, Leashah! Not only do I love the ATC (fantastic image of the city, great texture and layering on the night sky, effective use of the constellation holes technique) but it was so sweet of you to include information about the constellation, and to use a matching card (which I'm assuming you also made!) Thank you for experimenting with me on this swap!
Response: I'm so glad you're enjoying it. :) I had fun creating it for you! The technique is something I'll store in my mind for later inspiration, it was awesome of you to share it and I'm glad we set up the swap!
Comment: Thanks for the superb Rolo card. I love your use of string in place of the branches, so creative and the back of the Rolo is just as lovely as the front. Thanks so much Alicia. x
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I agonized over how to interpret the techniques! :) You're welcome, thanks so much for your sweet comments and the <3!!!
Also, THANKS for being my 250th '5' rating!!! :D
Comment: Am litterally covered in heart punchies - the envelope made them static electric:D. Do thank Josh for me and dont divert him from that course;):D ETA: you said he was the reason you accidentally ordered double of the SMASH-pad you sent:D
Response: I have the worst memory, ever... I have no idea what you're thanking Josh for. :P
But you're welcome!!! Sorry the punchies attacked you, but I laughed reading that! :) ETA: Oh, yeah, right! Yeah, he didn't answer the phone to tell me what I had, so I had to buy more! :)
Comment: Hmmm...this is the first time I've ever not been able to click the box next to the heart option, and you sure do deserve it! This rolo immediately put a smile on my face, I definitely love it!! - Yay, heart box worked this time :)
Response: Haha, thank you for the heart! I've never faced that particular glitch, but I've heard of it happening from time to time.
I'm so glad you love it! ENJOY! Thanks for swapping with me, we'll have to do it again some time! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the stickers! Jelly Belly Candy will be sent tomorrow. You'll have lots of them to enjoy. =) "Here's the heart back, since it is causing a problem and I don't do the whole drama thing."
Response: You're very welcome, thank you for swapping with me! :)
edited to add: When I didn't give you a heart, you took mine away? Petty. LINK: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6798724509_d9ca8dc757_b.jpg
Comment: Hi Alicia, Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard, it is really lovely! I'll have to get some embossing powder - it looks so awesome! And thank you also for all the stuff for the tag - I'll have heaps of fun with all that !
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Embossing is VERY fun! (There's a video that goes along with that post card technique that my friends made me make, if you'd like to see it!)
Comment: This swap was a wonderful idea,...the cards you sent were ALL new to us because all of ours are old!! They WAY - WAY more than made up for that horrible experience of being flaked on by the other swapper :/ I am so happy you proposed we do this swap it was an excellent experience and I cant wait to filter in all the new cards into our next game!!!!!!!! Most important thank you for giving my kid faith again in other swaps out there!!
Response: You are so welcome. :) I'm so glad I could help! Enjoy your cards!!!
Comment: These twinchies are outstanding! I love the age and the depth you got on each one. You did a great job adding other elements to what I supplied in the kit - overall another awesome swap package from one of my favorite swappers!
Response: Aw, shucks! It was a fabulous swap idea, and you supplied REALLY fun elements to work with. I had a lot of fun building on the supplies. :) Thank you, and you're welcome!!!
Comment: Love the twinchies, Leashah...especially the one with the moth (or is it a butterfly?). Great work! And I love the print on the card you sent them in. Definitely going to try and re-use it on something :) Thank you!
Response: I was so worried the moth/butterfly one wouldn't make it intact! :) I'm so glad you like them, it was a lot of fun to do this 'challenge', I'll definitely be looking out for (or even hosting) another!!! :D
Comment: I just got the package =) and all the stickers are sooo amazing =) thank you, thank you, thank you =) I can't wait to start scrapbooking and to put them in my project =) and thank you for sending them so far =) hugs, Ajda
Response: You are so very welcome! Thank you for swapping with me, ENJOY!!!
Comment: Yes - I use some of my collection of stamped images AND I hoard some of them! What's it to ya? LOL Thanks for all the great images - you are a doll! And the inchies are great - the shaker box one is fabulous!!! Your note paper is cute too! Thanks for everything!!
Response: Love ya, Laura! <3 <3 <3 I'm so glad you like the inchies!! :D ENJOY (and USE THEM!) :P
Comment: Thanks for the very cute rolo card. I love paper crafts and you are very skilled -- don't ever apologize for your art! The back of the card made me LOL -- reminded me of my childhood. And thanks for the orange tickets. I don't have that stamp and will enjoy using them! Great swap! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for the kind words. :) I often feel my paper things aren't as 'artistic' as the things others create, but I do enjoy them and I only send finished products I personally approve of or would keep. I'm very glad you like it, enjoy! <3
Comment: thank you ma'am for the super awesome swap!!!! I can't wait to color in the coloring books and I have some plans for the rest of the stuff!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Response: You'll have to share your coloring! I bought those as personal therapy but, like I said, I colored a total of three pages. I think you might appreciate them more than the rugrats would have. :) ENJOY!!! <3
Comment: Leashah I was so amazed at the weight of this box! Each sticker sheet that I pulled out I could see that this not a regular destash box but more of a profile box. Thank you so much. There are so many things that I will use tonight while scrapping that I do not know where to start. I cannot even get everything to fit back into the box so that I can store it neatly till my husband gets home. Thank you very much!
Response: You are so very welcome. I'm so glad you'll enjoy it all! :D
Comment: No WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I might pass out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Well, I am so glad you are lovin' it! :D
Comment: I always love to swap with you! I love all the Stitch stuff! I think my very favorite piece is the pin that is almost Steampunk-ish in style; so cute that the wheels turn! Thank you so much for taking the time on your vacation to look for stuff for ME! Love you - love our swaps!
Response: Love you, too, Laura!!! I almost put that clockwork pin back like three times, but in the end I just **knew** you'd like it! :D
Comment: Thank you so much I am tempted to open all three right now lol, i can't wait to have a crappy day.. well not really.. but it would be worth it lol, I wish i could give you lots of hearts just for the nice packaging!! â™¥â™¥â™¥ :D
Response: You are so very welcome! I hope they can lift your spirits when you do have the misfortune of a crappy day! <3
Comment: Thank you very much for everything:) - and the draw string pouch found its way back to Denmark :D
Response: You're very welcome, I hope the images and punchies find their way into many, many crafts to come! I've received several of those pretty drawstring bags so I thought I'd send one back to you, to serve it's purpose! :D
Comment: Received today... fun pages!!! I hope you will enjoy the envies I sent to you... I hate that it cost you so much to mail! Next time mail to me media mail (for like 6 bucks less) -they will tell you how much longer it might take, but generally it still only takes a week. :) Thank you!!!
Response: I didn't even think it could qualify for media mail!!! I hope they serve you well; enjoy! :D
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the great Tinkebell stuff - I love it all! Now, what to do with all of it? I will most likely use it for stuff that I am keeping - that's just the way I am with Tinkerbell! But, maybe I could share some of the duplicate items (inchies or twinchie swaps, perhaps?). Thanks for the punchies sampler too - and especially for the calendar inchies! They are so cute! Thank you for EVERYTHING! And, I'll get your package out as soon as things slow down here!
Response: You're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome! :D A little fairy dust to sprinkle for good luck on your stressful weeks? Enjoy!
Comment: Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Soo much lovely ephemera!! And the pretty ATC's, and all the sleeves! I'm so very happy for my package!! Your's went in the mail yesterday. Thanks for making my day!!
Response: So happy that you like it! Happy crafting!!! :D
Comment: What a fun package! I love it all! Ok, maybe not the packing material placemats so much - but seriously, I think my mother-in-law will LOVE them! It was so cool that things were wrapped - my son begged me to let him open some - he was having as much fun as I was! And, he has fallen in love with the smell of the candles so I have a feeling i will be losing those! All the letter punchies are great! Can't wait to use the stamped images. Just got a small sample of the tangle cards and now I have MORE! The Hello Kitty postcards and passports are adorable! No, you hadn't sent me a set of the vintage letter stickers - I love them! The stamp pads are going to get a workout! Nathan wants the USPS applique patch and loves that the 2" pieces are called "twinchies". I've never seen ink pad pens - they are going to fun to use! So much more stuff - you did great! I even love the Kleenex because I have allergies! LOL THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TRADING WITH ME! My husband was thrilled to see that the box you sent me was quite a bit smaller than the box I sent you - LOL!!! Thanks again Alicia - you made my day!
Response: Those candles I made for my son's baby shower! :D I still had a box full and thought it would be good to share. I'm SO glad you're pleased with everything! THANK YOU FOR TRADING WITH **ME**!!! :D
Comment: Thank you so much - yet another great swap! I'm in love with the address labels...part of me doesn't want to use them at all, because they're too cute to part with! ;) Can't wait to start embossing; hoping to pick up a heat tool soon! :D
Response: You're quite welcome! Thank YOU!!! Embossing is fun, if a little messy (but that's part of the fun, too, sometimes)!
Comment: Oh my! O_o
The labels are *beyond* wonderful - so so pretty and exactly what I love!! Thank you so much!!!! The little deer one is so sweet, and the owl return labels too! Arg, you're so talented at making them, and i'm so happy you agreed to make these for meee! They're too nice to send haha! I hope you will get your parcel soon, and that you enjoy it as much as I am these! :D Hugs! xxxx <3
Response: Hooray!!! It's so fun to make them for people who have great interests! I enjoyed creating them for you and I'm soo glad that you love them! :D
Comment: Thanks for all the great punchies and squares! I love the alphabets! The handstamped greeting card is very nice too - thank you for including it! And, I love the sticker/note you put on the back of the envelope about "do not bend" - so funny! Thanks again for the punchies - I will be putting them to good use!!
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you liked it all! :)
Comment: Thanks so much for everything! I loved it all! The first thing I took out of the box was the package for the cats. Well we'd just gotten home from seattle and my son was fussy so I had to put him to bed. I came back out and all 3 cat's were throwing it up in the air. Thanks so much for thinking of them!
Also, I loved everything that you included! sooo much fun! I will get yours out soon. Everytime I go to the PO I keep forgeting to grab a flat rate box :/
Response: I'm so glad you're enjoying it all! :D
My kitties LOVE new toys, so they shared!
Comment: I really, REALLY wish I could give you five+ extra hearts for this - the labels you made me are AWESOME. Completely tailored to my profile likes, and they're absolutely PERFECT. Even the fonts you chose for each set was perfect - I especially liked the E you used in my last name for the Wall-E set! (I don't think I can say 'perfect' enough times in this rating, because they really, really are.) Thank you SO much! â™¥â™¥
Response: :D I so hoped you would like them! Your name worked perfectly for the Wall-E font! I don't even HAVE an 'e' in my name (my real name) so the idea was a reject for my own labels in the past. I â™¥ Wall-E, too!
Comment: Thank you for my paper circles! I already used some in my marathon crafting session last night! It was great to have a fresh variety of paper to choose from. But is it bad if I say that my fave part of the whole package might be the sticker on the envie that says "please don't bend, fold, stomp, feed to bears ..." etc!?! It put me in a giggly state of mind before I even opened the stack of mail I had waiting when I got back from my trip!
Response: You are quite welcome! I got to practice with my new circle cutter and now I know the most efficient way to use it! :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool inchies! I'm going to save them for my second canvas, as I only have a few spots left on my current one and I want to keep them together! :D (And I'm definitely in for your alpha inchies swaps - signed up for all of them, and currently working on the third swap set! â™¥)
Comment: I like these! the bird one is neat. what did you use for the grass?
Response: Yay, glad you like them. :) The grass is a bit of green handmade paper. I had a whole envie of different colors, but they are like 2"x4" strips and I had no idea what to do with them. Then, that happened. :P
Comment: Very cute! I love to see what people do with such tiny space - I usually do mine digitally, so have a lot more flexibility (anything on the 'puter, pretty much, can be sized to 1" square!). Also received your Random Envie tag - thanks!
Response: Ooh, I didn't think of that! I would love to see some examples! :D
I'm glad you like them!
Comment: Oh, Alicia...what a lovely altered comp book you created just for me! I love everything about it... my fav colors with a butterfly theme:) The way you softened the edges by tinting them lavendar was a perfect touch. Thank you for the personalized book-plates...how special!! Many thanks & hugs to you.
Response: You are quite welcome. It was fun to put together! :) Enjoy!!!
Comment: Love the nail polish! I just put on the light pink (called California) and love it!
Thanks for the candy...the little box for my son was very sweet of you, thank you! Thanks for swapping with me! You should get your's soon.
Response: I hope the treats are good to you! :) I thought Dylan deserved his OWN Valentine. At my house, if it wasn't specifically FOR the kids, it's mine (that's the Chocolate rule) Heehee... I tried to pick some fun nail polish shades; hope they look great on you!
Comment: Very cute patches! I love them! They will work great for what i am doing! And many thanks for the awesome cards you made me!!!! i love them too i dont want to use them!!! Thanks a bunch!!! If you ever want to do another swap let me know!!! Like more cards made for me and i can send ya more notecards or greeting cards...lol. Have a great day!!!!
Response: Haha, I'm glad you like them! Your profile inspired me and I just had to find the Korn logo and make you something to use with it! So use them, let me know when you need more and we'll work something out. :) Happy to swap with you anytime!
Comment: This swap is lovely! Thank you so much for all the atc sleeves, I also love the sayings. Especially "One's best Success comes after their greatest disappointments." Thank you so much, this swap was very detailed to me and I adore every last piece! (PS your swap will be out tuesday after work!)
Response: I think I forgot to add a note but the chipboard and stickers were your profile surprise tag, just so you know. :) I hope you don't mind me sending them together! I'm glad you like them! Enjoy!
Comment: You have spoiled me with tea. Thank you!! Looking forward to a chocolate bar swap next year. I was in New Season's tonight and they have interesting/delicious looking chocolate bars from all over the area/world.
Response: You're welcome! I'm having a cup right now and it's REALLY yummy. :)