Comment: Nice! Yay! I'm going to add a hanger & put it up in my "crap" room! Love it! Thank you so much & sorry you had to do it twice! Maybe someone else is enjoying the first one. Also, thank you for the extra spiders... My kids laugh at me cause I have spiders, mice & Skelton hands on my desk pretty much 365 days a year. LOL!
Response: Yeay happy you liked it !! I had ton's of fun making TWO of them . haha. Yes I hope where ever the first one landed they are enjoying it ! hehe cool happy your kids like them. THanks for the heart and the rating !
Comment: I got my art today and i love it . thank you for making this awsome collage for me and for using jar of hearts, i really love it . Im getting a frame and having it on one of my studio walls. truely loved thanks . Let me if you ever want to swap again i might try the collage idea myself .
Response: Yeay !!! Happy you liked it. I had a great time making this and it was cool because that song is awasome ! Yes I would LOVE to swap again !
Comment: WOW!!!! What a Amazing package, I was telling myself wow, wow! THANK YOU! so much for swapping w/ me! This was a Awesome swap!
You did such a great job on the dies. + everything else! You didn't just make my day, you made my WEEK! A million thank you's!
Response: *blushing* Thanks my friend I am SO happy you liked everything I wanted to make sure I gave you lots of Timmy Yummies for sure ! This made me smile :) :) Thank you for the heart !
Comment: Thank you for your letter -- and pretty envelope. I was moved to read about your creative process and to know that you shared the experience with both your sister and your son... It has not been an easy swap, but definitely an important one... <3 Take care! Ainslie
Response: Your are very welcome. Yes this was a hard swap, but an important one. I am happy I could participate in it with you :) Thanks for the rating and kind words. Oh and the heart !
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely, grungy tag! (And I mean grungy in a good way)! All of your elements work perfectly together. I also appreciate the really kind words you added in your personal note- really made me smile!
Response: awww *Blushing* Angela you are so welcome ! I am so happy you loved it and the comment about your little lady made my day ! Thank you for the heart and kind words !
Comment: Hello, shut the front door. This is an amazing ATC. I love the rounded corners, the brown ATC backing, the texture, the glossy accents and the overall composition. Very well and artistically created. This will go in my pile of Top 10. Thank you so much. Now this is what swapping is all about.
Response: Aww Jan you are so welcome !!! I LOVED making that ATC !! I love valentines day !! hehe. And I am sorry I think in the card I said Jen not Jan !! THank you for the great comments and the heart ! You made me blush !
Comment: It arrived today and I am delighted! What an envelope full of wonderful treasures!! I love everything, but the ATC and the extra vintage paper are great! When you do "vintage" you do it well! Love the snowman card too.
Thanks so very much and have a great Christmas!
Response: Aww Thank you my friend ! I am so happy you enjoyed it !! Thanks for the kind words and the heart ! You also have a great Christmas !
Comment: Update 11/16/11 (revising from 1 to 3): Now I'm confused. Got a Zentangle Sugar Skull today. Envelope is really beat up. Postage is dated 9/14/11 (last day to sign up for the swap) but the letter inside says this the re-send of 10/31/11. ??? It's also addressed to the wrong condo, so if this is the original, that's probably why it didn't arrive the first time. If this is the re-send, that's probably why it took so long to get here. Either way, I'm confused, but finally got it. Thanks for re-sending, the skull is very nicely done.
Response: Good happy it got there. The reason the postage is date off is cause the receptionist at my work saves postage if somone puts wrong amout in and will reuse them. Again I am so sorry about this :(
Comment: Melody, this package was awesome! I love the altered box! Everything is so awesome. I think my roommate is going to try to snag the button stickers. Again, I love swapping with you! <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Yeay Dawn I am so happy it made its way to you and happy you loved everything !!!! Thank you for the heart and lets swap again soon ! Love yah !
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely collage. I am definitely going to frame and hang it. I always look forward to swapping with you.
Response: Yeay you are so welcome ! I have to tell you when making this for you my creative jucies were flowing ! I did not sit down until I was sure what all i wanted . My BF was laughing at me cause I was getitng so into this ! Happy you liked it ! I almost wanted it for myself. HEHE ! Thanks for the heart !
Comment: WOW! Love the ATC. Where on where did you get the heart chain? I NEED some for my wedding favors! Now let me get to the rest of the swap lady! I nearly wept with joy. I LOVE the Paris stamps, LOVE the gears stamp and the other bits. Thank you thank you thank you. XXX
Response: Awww Zoe you are SOOO welcome ! The heart chain was part of a necklace my mom gave me :( There has got to be some somewhere online. I knew you would !!! Happy you will enjoy it all ! Also thanks for the heart !
Comment: Loved your video tour! I especially love that you have your ATC's on display! Mine are all kept in my ATC binders and I forget how fabulous they are until I take them out to look at them! I also ADORE the old cabinet you got from your dad...Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks ! I love seeing everything that people make me :) It makes me smile plus I love to tell fam and friends about them :) Thanks for the heart and kind words !!!
Comment: I love your space, being surrounded 360 degrees by all your crafting stuff! I am super impressed by how you utilized the space. Love all your vintage storage soutions and things in jars and how you use the vertical wall space too, great idea. Your wall storage is so clever, and the shadow box that you painted black holding your rainbow sorted supplies, slurp! That is a great idea to store the things you use most often right under/next to the work table. Really enjoyed your video and visiting where it all happens!
Response: Hi lovely ! Thanks ! I sure love having my own space . Its where I go to get away and destress ! Happy you enjoyed my video it was fun to make it for all you lovely ladys ! Thanks for the heart !
Comment: Great video Melody! It's all so organised! I love the old cupboard, it already looks shabby chic and you've used your desk space really well. I love the retro chair, SO nice and your display shelves are lovely. I love how you display the items you get and I was so pleased to see the bits I have sent you. Thanks for sharing your craft space, it was a delight to look at. ;-) x
Response: Thanks Zoe ! Happy it worked and you could hear me right? hehe. I love how the room has come along. Of course your goodies are displayed ! I love this things you make ! Thanks for the heart !
Response: You are so welcome ! Happy they made it safely !!! Thanks for the heart ! Oh and I also got the MOLDS !!! Yeay thank you ! So not sure if anything else is on its way. Let me know if so . I am going to rate now !
Comment: Thanks for the cool magnets. Is that big one from a baby food jar? It is big enough to really get creative. Love the little rainbow one too, and the one with my initial is really special. Thanks for joining my swap and doing such a great job. Love all the extra die-cuts too. You were very generous! <3<3<3
Response: You are so welcome my friend ! Happy you liked them all also yes it is a baby food jar lid. Had TONS from when Leo was eating baby food. I love your swaps and will always keep and eye out for them ! THanks for the heart !
Comment: Thanks for the fantabulous retro clock ATC. You did a beautiful job with this tricky technique! Love the colors and the opaque white is a perfect touch. Thanks for all the grungeboard extras and for joining in my swaps! <3<3<3
Response: Michelle you are SO welcome ! I LOVE seeing your swaps come up !! I was worried about this one because I thouhgt I had more folders that would work. hehe I LOVE the way it turned out. Thank you for the complament and the heart ! Cant wait to join more !!!
Comment: Thanks so much, Melody! I love the deep red butterfly on top! Thanks for the great goodies and the fun extras! Did you make that booklet yourself? If so, very cool! Might give it a try myself!
Response: You are so welcome my friend ! Happy you liked it and sorry it took a little longer to get to you ! Men. hehe No I did not make the book I got it from a friend ! But it could be made easly . :) Thanks for the heart !
Comment: I got them yesterday! OMG! I love them. The only fragment I had ever seen were just the squares so these other ones are a real treat! Thank you so much! I truly like how they were decorated and will save them for special projects! :-)
Response: Aww yeay you are so welcome my friend ! I had so much fun making these ! I thought the turned out great ! Happy you like them and thank you for the heart !~
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful TH ATC -- you got the design to really pop from the background. Such a great quote and striking colors. Excellent job! I apreciate the extra embossed grungepaper shapes -- they will be fun to use! <3<3<3
Response: Yeay happy you liked it !! I had SOOO much fun making this !! Thank you for the heart !
Comment: [05.16.11] - I'm really sorry to rate this, because I do appreciate that you sent a replacement for the first pen that didn't work, but the second pen was also faulty. No need to resend again, I'd rather just put this swap behind me now. :/
Response: I am really sorry that this swap did not go smoothley :( I hope that your not mad and can forgive the mess the pen made
:( I feel really bad about this .
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful Mini Album..so awesome!! I love the title "Inspiration" we all need it most days..and thanks so much for the goodie package you are very kind and generous!! ♥♥♥
Response: YEAY !! I am happy it made it's way to you safely !! I am sooo happy you liked it ! It was SOOO fun to make once I got in the grove !!! Thank you for the heart !!!
Comment: Oooooh what a fun package of goodies! The ATC is gorgeous -- you achieved such intense colors. I LOVE that! And you sent a very nice selection of die-cuts in lots of nice papers. Thanks esp. for the bird with cage and using the text paper. Wonderful swap! <3<3<3
Response: Yeay happy you liked it all ! Thank you for swapping with me ! I had SO much fun making you ATC !!! Thank you for helping me with that !
Oh and thank you also for the <3 !
Comment: OMG Lady! Your swap package arrived and I just LOVE it! The matchbox is absolutely divine and the contents, well I could just hug you! I swooned over the tiny Eiffel Tower stamp and the birdcage stamps are completely awesome! The ATC is lovely, I have the stamp set you used but had not thought to use it in that way, so thanks for the inspiration. And last but not least, the inchies are gorgeous. I will definitely be adding them to my inchie canvas collage when I have collected enough. Wish I could give you more <3's. xxx
Response: Awww Zoe thank you soo much for the kind words !! I am so happy you like everything !!! I LOVED making everything for you !!! Thank you so much for swapping with me !! I really loved putting your package together ! Thank you for the <3.
Comment: I got your package today and love the shiny fish stickers. Can I ask what the surprise was? It was all pretty much stickers and paper and I'd love to know what you chose for the surprise, thanks!
Response: So happy you like it all ! Your surprise was the differant statinarys. Saw that you like letter sets :) Thank you for the heart !
Comment: Thank you for all my goodies!! Love the picture frame you made for me...it's yummy goodness...
Response: Oh yeah I am so happy you like everything !! I LOVE making the picture frames and when I saw that you are into pink and girlie I new I had to make you a frame. Thanks for the heart and swapping with me !!!!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful "box" and all the great goodies! I love the purple paint you used on the bottom portion, what a great color.
Thank you for sending such a great package : )
Response: You are so welcome ! I saw that you loved bright colors so i got excited when it all turned out so cute ! I am so excited that you like it ! Thanks you for the heart
Comment: Without a doubt, this adorable geisha did make me smile! And the details on this ATC are wonderful...the beautiful lantern, the fringy grass...just incredible attention to detail. Thank you so much, Melody!
Response: awww thank you !!! I had so much fun making them !! So happy you liked it !!
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me a lovely flourish sticker set! I love that I can use them for my wedding and the large size allows me to trim it up into pieces. This was a great swap and the wedding stickers will be well used :) Thank you
Response: yeay i am happy you like them ! Cant wait for my gems ! Thank you for the <3
Comment: Thank you for the AWESOME Holiday Matchbox just packed with goodies. I sincerely appreciate the re-send effort. Everything will be put to good use in in future projects. Thanks again and a great big Hug:-)
Response: Aww yeay happy it made its way safely this time ! And You are SO welcome ! I am happy you liked it and everything in it ! Big huggs back to you my friend ! Also thank you for the HEART !
Comment: I got my package earlier today and was very surprised to see everything you put in there! Thank you for all the extra stuff!! :) I love everything and hope we can swap again sometime!!!
Response: Oh yeay !!! well Christmas is close so I wanted to put some extra goodies in there for you ! Happy it made its safely and happy you liked it all !!! I hope we can swap again to. Maybe after the holidays !!!! Thank you for the heart !
Comment: What gorgeous pendants and beads! Those bracelets are really neat too; I'm going to have to try and make some in that design. Thank you for a wonderful package with beautiful contents!
Response: Oh yeay ! I was thinking about you today ! Hoping that it made its way to you !! You are SO welcome ! Thank you for mine as well ! I am wearing a pair of your earrings today !! Also thank you for the <3
Comment: Got both my lovely zentangles now.. and the cute little extras you sent me. Im sorry but I have to rate this a 3 because this is now november and the swap was to be complete in September. You did keep in communication with me and you let me know when the second one was on the way and both tangles are quite nice.
Comment: Oh....My....Gosh. I was SO excited when I got these! First of all, VERY cute presentation! Second of all, these were the cutest, sweetest cards ever. I absolutely love them so much. I even had to show my mama. Thank you so much! You are a sweetheart and a WONDERFUL swapper, and any time you wanna swap, hit me up! <3
Response: Oh girlie I am SO happy you liked them !! It was so fun making them for you ! The Misfits one was really exciting ! I love them two ! And yes we will deff have to swap again !!You rock my friend.
Comment: I love the way you have made this cat. Unique. Isn't it amazing how different they all turn out? Thanks also for the labels - I'll definitely find a use for them.
Response: Thank you ! I love these swaps already signed up for the next. Its so cool to see what people do with them !
You are so welcome ! I got a TON of them from work, I have been making my own addy lables ! THanks for the <3
Comment: Thank you for the great zentangle! It was really good. It was supposed to be naked, stamped, and written but was in an envelope.. You also might want to consider gluing cardboard to the back of ones in the future if you are going to use this weight of paper, i don't think it would make it thru the postal system without getting torn up. Otherwise a great card.
Response: THanks !! Man I really messed up !! ahhh I was woundering about the naked part ! Sorry :( Thanks for the heads up . I have never made a PC so thats good to know if do future PC swaps !!!
Comment: It arrived! And FYI: he sent it on the 30th ;) Maybe best to post your swaps yourself, lol.
But I am so happy it did not get lost in the mail. This is a very pretty zentangle journal. Very inspiring!
Response: Ohhh He is so in trouble !! lol For sure I will be doing it my self now for sure ! I am so sorry about that. Happy it made it to you !
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the great zentangle inchies! It looks like you must have a really fine tipped pen, there's some tiny lines & details! Thanks also for the inchie blanks! Every little bit helps!
Response: Yeah I found a 005 fine line pen. It helps to make those little lines. Happy you enjoyed. Thanks for the <3
Comment: These are HANDS DOWN the most gorgeous Zentangles I have ever seen much less received! I love your style, and I loved the colour combo of blue on black! Also gorgeously presented/packaged! Definitely brought a smile to my face. : )
Response: Why thank you! I am totally blushing right now . I had to read it to my bf! Thank you! Happy you enjoyed them!
Comment: Hee hee, sorry it took me so long to rate...thought I did already. :) Thank you for the zentangle. I'm putting together a zentangle album and it will have it's very own page. Thanks for swapping with me!
Comment: Wow, what a beautiful matchbox! I can't decide what I like best: the matchbox, the fabric, the presentation, the tags and diecuts, or the awesome bits the matchbox was filled with! Thanks for making my day!
Response: :) I am so happy you liked it !!! I had fun making it for you !
Comment: Thanks for the bird matchbox!...I can't believe you made your own matchbox I don't think I would have the patience for that :)...and I LOVE the rollerskate in the bottom of the drawer super cute :) and love the charms inside also...thanks for swapping with me!
Response: April u are so welcome! We should swap again soon! Just let me know .
I had so much fun making it.
Comment: What a wonderful package. The girls LOVE their personalized sticker envies and shrieked with delight when they saw the letters! Thanks so much, I'll get your package out on April 1st! :) Hugs!
Response: Good I am so happy they did !!! Yeay im excited !
Response: 9/6/12: Sent @macka a message to see if there is a chance I could send her some goodies for this swap in hopes that she will change it :)
Just wanted to let u know i sent some goodies to ur angler !