Comment: "Postcard. Do not attempt to open" Hahahaha - great stamp! I love junk journals! I make simple notebooks out of good paper (fountain pen friendly!) with cereal box covers. I like to stitch the bindings on my sewing machine.
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautifully decorated envelope and all the goodies inside it. I enjoyed opening it up and seeing everything in it, especially those gorgeous stickers. I don't have any like them.
Response: Oh I am so happy that you liked the package. It is always fun to get something you've never had. Hope you can find a use for it all.
Comment: Ahhh Closure! I got your wonderful card!! I really like that you used all kinds of textures and applications. I feel sad that the first one went missing...boohoo, but Happy Ending though! Thank you so much for the extra effort, I appreciate it a lot.
Response: I'm so glad this one finally arrived and that you liked it. Thank you. 😊
Comment: March 11: I still haven't received this swap and I've asked for it twice. I will rerate if you send it to me. I see you've gotten rates for this but I haven't received anything :( EDIT: March 12 I finally got your swap after rating you yesterday but for all honesty, I can't give you more than a 3. You asked if I received your swap on Feb 25. I hadn't so I asked you to resend. March 1 I asked again. March 9 you answered and said you'd send again then. March 10th I asked a 3rd time and on 11th, after I rated you a 1, I finally got your swap. So I'm sorry but I feel this is a fair rating. I shouldn't have to ask so many times for a resend.
Response: I just resent it for the third time today. Please check your email to see if it has arrived.
Mar. 13 as I said in my message to you, my internet was down. I was unable to do anything due to my internet service being out. I was also sick. Due to those to things... I was totally back logged on mail as well as more important things such as getting my bills paid which I do on-line. Also..... You DID NOT ask for me to re-send UNTIL I asked why you had not rated me, Everyone else received my swap. How was I to know you had NOT received it. I initially sent my swap on time. Everyone else rated me a "5" and I do not feel it is fair for me to get a "3". I am asking you kindly to reconsider the rating since I had to first ask you why you had not rated me, then my internet was down for nearly a week, and then I was sick. So please consider changing it.
Comment: Learning random things about BrendaLea was fun! I love that she is so dedicated to her grandson, believes in treating people the way you want to be treated, loves crafting and the original Willy Wonka, and prefers coffee over tea. BrendaLea, we have the lucky number 66 in common!
Response: Hi, glad you liked learning a little about me. Maybe our lucky number will give us more chances to swap. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you!! There was a really nice scent on the envelope, I don't know if it was you or it got picked up on along the route, but it was a nice scent. It was actually the **exact scent** of my grandmother. Brought me back. <3
Response: Hi, so glad the happy mail brought back some memories... Hope they were good ones. Thanks for the heart. Have a great day.
Comment: 3+ years and finally getting a rating to you! I do feel bad and I am embarrassed about it also. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and I am hoping that it has finally came to an end. Life is not always fair. But we will survive! A while back, I promised myself to make right all the people and ATC's I have neglected to complete. It has been bugging me, as this has never been how I usually handle things. A few days late possibly, but always completed. I am so sorry about this and I do hope that this long awaited rating, will bring your paperwork to a 100% close at for anything I still owe you. If there is something else that you are missing from me, please let me know asap. Again ... Sorry!!!
Comment: GREAT job Brendalea!!! I love all these envies!!! What is the one that is like a fabric? It is so beautiful!!! I need to get some wall paper and contact paper and other things and try them out! Also thanks for the extras!!
Response: Glad you liked them. If I am thinking of the one y9ou are talking about...sort of pearly color? It is from a wall paper sample book. I think one was also from the fabric sample from a wall paper book as well. Enjoy.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely three and the tea. I actually worked on Native American Herbal Tea packaging in a former life! So I will enjoy finally being able to taste some! (As an aside, please remember to write which tangles you used somewhere in your swap for these, as it's in the rules.) <3 <3 <3
Response: Glad you will get to try the tea, hope you like it. Sorry about not listing the tangles i used. I do not recall reading it in the rules, but now that i re-read it, I am truly sorry and will be more careful in the future.
Comment: Sorry I'm so late in rating you. I slipped up and rated someone for the wrong swap. Can you say Brain Freeze? Good job on the tangles and I love the silver paper on the D! Going to pm you about one of your random questions.
Comment: You did such a beautiful job with the fairy dotee. I can tell you put a lot of work into it which I appreciate. Thanks for the extra goodies...I can use them to embellish some dotees I'm working on right now. Thank you for making my day today!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the package. And that you are able to use the extra goodies! Thanks for the heart! BrendaLea
Comment: Loved the dragonfly- especially the cool wings. I'll try to post a picture on flicker soon. Thanks!
Response: I'm so glad that it arrived and that you like it. I had a lot of fun making it for you. I know it may not be the normal type of stuffie, but I thought it fit the swap very well. And it turned out even better than I imagined.
Comment: You completely outdid yourself! I was super pleased and happy to open the loads of goodies you sent me.
Unfortunately, they got damp in the mail (not a good thing for so much paper with sticky backing) but I am airing it all out as we speak. I will post pictures to brag about your package once I get back from the holiday next week.
Thank you so much!
Response: Hi Aletha,
I am SO SORRY to hear that the items got wet. Please let me know if it is un-useabled after they dry out. I tried hard to send a vast assortment of items. If you can not use the items that got wet, I will resend replacement if you can give me an idea of what was lost.
Comment: Not quite sure where the heart rating went because this doll REALLY deserves a heart. I was thrilled with my doll. She was so beautiful. From the long blond curly hair, to the hand beading on the had dyed fabric. She was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! Thank you so much BrendaLea. You are quite the artist!
(edited) Hearts are again available and I wish we could add more hearts! But, alas, I can only add one...
Response: Thank you so very much. I am so pleased that you liked the Goddess I made for you. I really enjoyed making her especially for you.
Comment: Hello BredaLea,
Thank you for the two lovely July Technique ATCs you sent to me this past week. They are absolutely gorgeous and I can see the enjoyment and fun you had by the way the ATCs were designed and crated by you. I am excited to add these to my personal and ever-growing ATC collection. As well, they will look great in the more specific Technique section I have within my larger collection. I know we will continue to have opportunities to swap together and so until that time arrives again- continued great swapping experiences. Until we meet again!
Comment: BrendaLea!! Thank you so much for the gorgeous carrousel horse! He arrived just a few minutes ago! He is so beautiful!! Right now, I have him on the fireplace mantle, but I'll be moving him to a more fitting place. Thank you for the love and care you put into making this horse for me. I love it! Hugs!
Comment: I really appreciate you're being willing to send out more ATCs, even though it was of no fault of your own that I didn't receive them. I just got your cards today, and they are beautiful. Thank you so much.
Comment: Hello BrendaLea, Thank you so much for the creative and colorful pink tip-in you sent me for this swap. I appreciate you sharing your creativity and talent with me through this swap. I am looking forward to adding this pink tip-in to the rest of my tip-ins. As well, I look forward to using your page in the future when I create an altered book. It is great to swap with you in another medium other than ATCs. I hope we meet again in the future at other swaps. Until then--Happy Swapping!!!!
Comment: What a fun package to receive in the mail. I love the variety of cards you sent and the mediums they were done in. The Inner Knowledge one was unique - I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks so much, and keep making and trading those cards.
Comment: Hello BrendaLea, I am not a direct partner of yours for this swap, but I have seen some of your work periodically as ATCs come my way. The very first ATC that came back to me had you as one of the artist and that was very special. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with me. I look forward to seeing your work as this swap continues. Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: prpldy has told me these have gone missing in the mail and sent me scans of the missing work and they are great so have changed this to a 3 for now.
It's now up to 5 as after 2 months walking to Nes Zealnd they got here and they are beautiful and well woth the wait. Thank you for all your beautiful work BrendaLea.