Comment: SO BEAUTIFUL!! You went over the top and I am SO pleased we were partners!!!Thank you. (Im sorry it took so long to rate, i have been away for awhile)
Response: Well Thanx for the late rate! I was surprized to see a rating & I always enjoy swapping with you. So sorry we both had so much to deal with the last year and had to leave SB for so long. Thanx so much for your empathy & keeping in touch. It means the world to me. May we both see great healing this year in mind, body & soul. Hugs my Arty friend!
Comment: Hi Dars! Your package just came with the two wonderful blingy ATCs and all the generous extras--thank you so much! (They were all great, but I particularly liked the die-cut (?) tag and the vintage photo of your mom and uncle!) I also appreciated the hand-calligraphed letter and getting to hear what's been going on in your life lately. I'm sorry it's been rough but so glad that art sets your spirit free. I really liked the package you sent and will look forward to next time. <3
Response: Thanx so much Paula! I can't wait to start collecting your art on my inspiration board. I will go set up those 2 private swaps soon!!
Comment: Darci, you haven't lost your touch! This is another stunning ATC in one of my favorite themes--OCEAN! I love your little glitter highlights and your sweet little seahorse! Even the Dresden matches (shells ;+) Just beautiful. Thank you for another great ATC to add to my collection!
Response: So sorry for the late reply! Its been a hard few years! You are so welcome for this swap. I love swapping with you & creating I tjink you will adore. Slowly making a few things after my lull since Nov. Pls send me a PM and let me know if I still owe you anything. I still feel bad I had to leave for so long. Also my computer won't keep older emails & I'd love ur email addie again! Miss you Arty souls so much!
Write soon cute girl!! â¤
Comment: Another stunning work of art from my Canadian bestie! LOVE the bird theme...you do birds so beautifully. Thank you so much for a beautiful ATC, and for the stamps...I have several for you, too, but keep forgetting to include them in my swap envelopes (I am old, after all). xoxo
Comment: this has got to be one of the most gorgeous cards i''ve received! you are so talented...thank you also for the lovely note...I am so sorry about the mail...I am a lucky one to get such a lovely atc...thank you so very much
Response: Thats so great u love the card! Its not the big purple i had in mind but it seemed to work out! Its a great joy when your partner really loves what you create! Thanx so much for my heart!
Comment: I absolutely love this ATC. You did such a good job with it. I also adore what you did to the back of the ATC.
Response: Awwww, that is so sweet!!! And considering everything - I thank you so much for the lovely Heart!! <3 You Rock!!
Things just now getting a little better here. Better spirits to Create my Art now!
Have a great wkend!! ;)
Comment: I'm so sorry to be late in rating this lovely ATC. Thank you so much. Love the tiny stickers too. I hope things are going better for you now? I know what you mean about the creative.juices not flowing. I've been that way for far too long.
Response: No worries, glad it arrived safely, Been quite sick all week so just to be eating regular again and feeling good will be a bonus for me!
Comment: What can I say but Wow!! I just love the Pocket Letter you have made for me. It is just brilliant. I keep looking at it and finding something new each time. You are so very creative. Not only are all the ATCs stunning, but going through the pockets has been such fun. I had never thought to embellish the outside of the pockets either. It looks amazing.
Thank you so very much for swapping with me â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðŸŒ¹ðŸ‡¦ðŸ‡º
Response: You are So Welcome my much Adored swappy pal! I love sending you my Creations tho i have to really laugh! When I got yours I thought, Ahhh she will think mine is boring! I have yours on my nite shift so I can admire it! Even Isa was worried if she did OK! Hers were so Fab Too! â¤ï¸ I am so thrilled you loved mine tho if I had more $ I would have packed it even more with beautiful silk & paper flowers! I just hate the postage prices! Yeah, lets do a spring, Vintage, Tea Time and Birdie Theme next! How bout for April? Let me know, K?
Comment: Dear Darciliena, The Heart ATC that you sent to me is wonderful! I love all the elements you used and the soft pink and gold color palette. The heart itself is so pretty. Wonderful ATC! And I love all the extras you sent - they are all things I will definitely use! Hope to swap with you again! Cheers, Laurie
Response: Thanx for the Sweet comment and Heart!
I took a pic of that Heart and I love it so. I want to do a larger one on a canvas soon. I always send away my pretties pieces! Maybe I will post a swap and send to myself! LOL!! That would be too funny!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket letter Darci! â¤ï¸ It is always so nice to hear from you. I will be writing you back shortly! Thanks again! I use your work as inspiration-you are so so talented!!! â¤ï¸ All the best
Response: Yeah, you finally got ur pocket. My 1st one ever and I hope to get much more creative in the future. Would like a week in a resort to just sleep and create art someday! I have 2 more to Create this month! They are Fun but do take longer to put together than I had thought. So far I have received 2! Hapy Holidays and I look forward to your letter. I will send you a reply in Dec!! Write soon! Hugs my friend. Miss you!!
Comment: Darci it is always a wonderful thing when I receive a swap from you...your lovely artwork is a great thing to have in my atc collection. It is so much fun to do "Marie" projects and this one is stunning. I love all the colors. Thank you for all the awesome little bits and pieces...love them all. the Marie card your friend made is beautiful...I feel so lucky to have received it Of course it is great to read your letter and for you to share what is going on in your life. Thank you again for taking some of your precious time for the generous swap.
Response: U are so very welcome and just send a Marie atc anytime and will send one right back, hope to make a bunch of marie and paris cards so I have them on hand and can swap at a minute's notice! Sorry it took so long. never did find the one that went MIA! Glad it went to such a talented grateful soul! Hugs and happy holidays!
Comment: It was a real treat to find your envelope in my mailbox this afternoon! Your "beach" tag has inspired me to use more "sparkles" in upcoming projects. This has been such an interesting swap to me; especially because we used the same papers. I love creativity! I also like the little file folder with bits and pieces that you tucked inside. Thank you, too, for taking the time to enclose a letter. I am fond of corresponding. I support you in your effort to continue our "artful journey"! How is your mixed media package coming along? You have so many fun ideas! I hope that things have settled down for you and that you are able to have time just for you.
Response: So glad it arrived safe! I never make a creation twice and always wait in anticipation for my pal to comment! Love swapping with you! Let do a few atc's soon. Do u like to swap Marie and Paris themes?
Comment: Darci, I forgot to rate you for this 'til now. Your tag is, as always, S P E C T A C U L A R! I expect nothing less when you're my sending partner--I know I'm always in for a big treat. So many pretty details on the tag--really beautiful work. Thank you thank you thank you!
Response: Thanx again for such sweet words!! Hugs my arty pal!!
Comment: My dear Darci.I loved the envelope even before I opened the swap.The swap is gorgeous of course. canada post sound umm...a little precious. We have no such thing as too small...anyway "see" you soon xoxo
Response: Ahhh, Thanx for the sweet comments! I have issues with short term memory so I rarely remember any of my art so I take pics to prove I actually did do them! Lol, I love when I have the time to send pretty envies. They are so Fun t send!
Comment: Wow! Gorgeous atc front and back ....
Every bit is so great loved the way you colored the back of the excellent Dresden trim...I don't know where to start with thanking you for the faux stamps the images the beautiful papers and the delicate and precious cut outs ... You are such a talented and most generous swapper!
Response: It was my pleasure forsure!! Thank you so much! Having a hard week so your kind words have brightened this day! Hope we swap soon! Hugs, Arty Darss
Comment: You know this is a very special ATC, right? So very beautiful...gorgeous details, and impeccably created. I love (love, love, LOVE!) swapping with the two of you...I always see something I haven't seen before. Thank you so much for a lovely ATC and for a stack of fab extras!
Response: Awww Thanx, my friend! I'm so glad you like it tho I was hoping to find a drink umbrella around here and make a card like yours> It's great to get to much inspiration from all my fav't pals!
Response: Thanx so much! I had a larger purple flower to do a tag with but I did find a smaller version to make your Atc, think Isa sparked my old love for purple, we have to do more swaps with shades of purple forsure!
Comment: How lucky am I to get two swaps at once and receive this beautiful tag! I love all of the elements, so cool how you incorporated the beach in the background with the bridge. I adore the velvet starfish and all the layers. The lady image with the gold paper is just perfect along with the cute fish and the butterfly what a nice surprise. I am so proud to add this tag to my collection. I love this swap, the envelope you mailed everything in with all the fish, I knew this must be special. The tag was wrapped in pretty pink tissue. I loved everything, the mermaid images are adorable, and the tails too! I love the fairy image I am now a "Stephen Mackay" fan as well. The notecards are so georgeous, that's a great idea about using them in your art, the envelopes are beautiful as well. The cute pic of your daughter is adorable, she is so pretty, love her wings. Thank you Darcilena for two wonderful swaps at once, your art is amazing! ðŸ˜ŠðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–
Response: Thanx SO much for your inspiring words! I am so happy you liked it all! I am still putting together a pkg for you. I have made die cuts for some Oct swaps coming up and would love to swap with you too, maybe we can do a swap with Donetta, she adores your work. What are your fav't swaps? How about an atc? Pm me and we can pick a theme!!
Happy swapping! See you in the mail real soon!
Comment: Wow, I have never received two swaps at once, it's a wonderful surprise! The atc fan is absolutely beautiful, I love it! The atc has everything I love from the colors, the beautiful image with the fan, the butterfly postcard, flowers, dresden foil, the pretty green with gold makes everything stand out. i love your attention to details, I will display on my desk in one of my card holders. The extras oh my I love evertthing! The pic of your girl is just the cutest thing I have seen. The fans are beautiful! I love the images, where did you get those? I know the one is from "Stephen M" I love that image as well as the two mermaids. I don't have anything like these thank you so much. The notecards are the best I've seen, I can't wait to use everything you gifted me, yes it has definitely inspired me. Thank you for the lovely note and yes we will have to definitely do a swap. You deserve a lot of hearts for this wonderful swap ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’– thanks ðŸ˜Š
Response: Thanx so much Kimmi! I really appreciate the detailed reply. Really makes the time I spend doing my art and trading worth while b/c I am so busy with work and family. I have so many Amazing swappy pals now and you are all a real treasure!!
Comment: More specialness from my pal! Darci, this is probably one of my favorite ATC's of all the ATC's I've ever received! I just adore all the bling and that vintage hot air balloon is the BOMB. All the little details are perfect (as usual)--that's your signature style ;) Thanks for another BEAUTIFUL ATC for my keeper collection! hugs!
Response: You always make me want to just keep pushing on to make more beautiful arty goodness! I feel like if I just stop trading I would have so much more time, less clutter and maybe some time to read a book but I just can't give up all my Fab swappy pals I now have found, it's like losing a piece of myself somehow! I treasure you all! Hugs and Happiness my sweet friend! <3
Comment: My friend, Darcilena, you are an AMAZING ARTIST!!! I love the tag and all the special elements you worked into it. I think your gift is putting "the little things" into every single one of your creations--all those beautiful little details that really make a work of art sing ;+) Your collages are all so cohesive--every little thing goes together with every other little thing. Your beautiful spirit shines through your creations.
Response: Awwww, tears of joy! Thanx so much my special swappy pal, you are so sweet and I love your art too. it inspired me so!
Comment: Darcilena - I love this atc!! I love all the layers and the added butterfly and dragonfly - I think it all fits together beautifully - very artsy!! And love the postcard, too! I'm even going to cut up your envelope to use for another atc! Thank you so much!!
Response: So happy you liked my flubbed up card! I was so tired and just kept trying it over and over and just didn;t feel the love but I really love the one I got too and she hated it, maybe we will forget this technique next time! Lol!
Comment: You gave me my first huge laugh of the day, dear! Your messages are so hilarious! I love all the papers...the sweet rhinestones...and the wee little stick-on goodies. Love it all; can't wait for next time!
Response: Lol! Ya ya, always making people laugh! But I know its a good thing!
Hugs my sweet pal!
Now go make me some lovely Brushetta! Mmmm!
Comment: Darci, thank you so very much for the awesome 3 in 1 atc. So beautiful! I just can't stop looking at it. The details and all the fussy-cutting is exquisite. I know we didn't have to make it a continuous image or scene, but I really do think that a continuous scene is what makes this 3 in 1 so over the top. Love it! Thank you also for the lovely postcard.
Response: So glad you liked it, at first I was not liking it but like any other piece of collage art, it doesn't look great till all the layers are added and the vey last detail is added! Making some Mermaid and Marie 3 in 1 atc's tonite!
Comment: Wow, Darcilena ! I am thinking this wasn't a 'quick' ATC, it's wonderful! Thanks so much, also for the beautiful presentation,including a gorgeous envelope and note card...My mailbox was happy today!
Response: Awwww! That's awesome! Guess I kinda forgot the quick part. Don't really do any quick art pieces! Lol! Trying to challenge myself with more mixed media techniques. :)
Comment: Darci, I love your version of Tim's April tag; the flower stamp you chose is excellent. I didn't have his stamp either and was happy with the one I finally used. I need practice at getting the blending working better although it may have been the water color paper I used which has been in my supply stash for years. Thanks also for the newsy letter--I always enjoy those. I'd be delighted to make a puzzle piece for your project; is the cardboard piece you included the one I should use? Just let me know. I am not at all surprised that Sheryl's puzzle piece was stunning. Her work teaches me SO much! Thanks for a terrific swap package! Hope you week is going well and that you'll soon find the perfect studio
Response: Thanx Peggy, I never realized how much I missed doing watercolors with stamps. Hope to make a big group of tags to sell at market this summer! Love all our arty swaps! You Rock my friend! <3
Comment: +100 more hearts!!! Dars . . . the tags are G O R G E O U S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love them all but must say the Graphic 45 is my ABSOLUTE favorite--all that glitter must have taken forever. Dars, you are one of my favorite artists. I love your style and all your creations . . . I love our swaps together!
Response: Thanx K, for your Amazing words of Inspiration! I'm searching for my place here to do Art on the Island. Don't know where to begin? Cards, postcards, mini canvases! Jewelry??
So glad you loved your tags etc as I always try to send something u would Adore! I have all your tags displayed together! You Too are an Incredible Mixed Media Artist! I can't wait to trade in our Elite group!
Hope u found ur pullout butterflies to use on one of the tags!
Need a job this week!
Always Arty, Darss
Comment: Hi Darci. Oh such admiration for your gorgeous ATC's. Thank you so much for sending me so many goodies to help create your puzzle piece. I will be finishing it up and sending it asap. Hugs!!
Response: So glad it arrived safely! I can't wait to see the first pieces! I decided to wait to see a few and make mine as I'm inspired by my Fav't pals creations! Thanx my friend! So great to see you and follow you on FB! â¤ï¸
Comment: I want to give you 10 hearts!! thank you for all the extras. And I LOVE the gate you made (and I mine go over the sides too so ok with me!) I really love it! I had the same problem when making mine and I didn't sign up for the others too. Kind of made me sad but I had a hard time with this one so I didn't
Comment: Wow! I feel so lucky to have you get my name Darcilena!! I love that I've been admiring the swap photo and now I can admire it in person! Your techniques are lovely and I feel like I can learn a lot from you. Thanks again.
Response: Thanx so much for the sweet words!
â¤ï¸ I always hope whoever my partner is likes the swap I post tho I know many pics are posted of pieces found on Pintrest and when I get my swap it isn't anything like the swap directions so I try to stick to what I post and usually send the exact one! Glad u â¤ï¸ It! Happy Swapping! Paris has my â¤ï¸! I'll post more this spring! ðŸ’‹
Comment: You do such lovely work! Will have to work on that box for these treasures!
Response: Awww thanx, you are too Sweet! Both your Marie Atc's are in the mail to you in the am! I really love these ones SO much! So Neat they are going to stay together! I created them the same night! Had fun with my tinie roses! ðŸŒ¹
Comment: Hi Darci :) It has been so long since I have rec'vd a lovely swap from you. It always makes my day to see an envie from you in the mailbox. Your atc's are both beautiful. I love your style. Yes, let's do a ps soon. I will send you a sb msg. Thank you very very much.
Response: You are so welcome! I sent you a long PM! Can't wait for a private swap! Wahooo! Love your Art!
Comment: Hello sweet friend! Thank you SO VERY much for the beautiful ATC. I'm crazy for all the tiny little embellishments you used--really NEAT. And it was all sent in a Punch Studio card! They are THE best. Thanks for such a wonderful package.
Response: Thanx Kristy! I love sending & swapping with you! We need to set up a prv't swap real soon! I can do a simple one in Feb & pkg one in March! â¤ï¸
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love all the detail from the sewing pattern paper, the ribbons, the buttons, etc. Really lovely!
Response: Awwww, thanx so much! We moved 20 hours away and I barely have a small card table to work at! I was feeling down just no inspiration so I am so glad u liked it! That's a relief! Hope to get a space organized and start doing some Fab art this week! If u do private swaps- just send me a swap & I'll Match it, then we can rate after! I love mini surprise pkg's, tags and Atc's!
Comment: I need forever to sit here and tell you how beautiful everything is you created and sent me. Each inch of it all is a treasure. I so much enjoyed this swap. Thank you for introducing me to "whimsey pockets". I really appreciate how special you made this package for me. Many hugs to you!!
Response: Thanx so much! Hoping to swap with you real soon! Still have your sweet atc up on my very small art table! Be calm and Art on my friend! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Love both of the binder cards you sent! Lucky me! I really love all the detail on your cards. Such tiny work on there. :) Gorgeous!
Response: Still not feeling the love for those BTC's but so glad you like them! I think I left you a message on ur Flickr account. I have your addie so tell me if you are up for a quick swap before I move! Thanx! ;)
Response: Just noticed this old rating, it obviously didn't have a Wow factor! I just can't go by and see no heart! Please let me know if i can change this rating and i will gladly re-send!
Got ur note & will reply about the Marie swap soon! Take care, my friend! â¤ï¸
Comment: Oh wow...it's so beautiful! I adore all the glorious embellishments...it's obvious that you put your heart and soul into your artwork! And the sweet extras make me so, so happy...I'm such a kid when it comes to lovely extra bits! Thank you for being a wonderful swap partner, sweet friend!
Response: Awwww Thanx! I love the two on one theme! Hope you had a Fab tabu lous b/d! Cards in the mail!! Ohhh and letter too!
XO - Dar
Comment: Oh, wow. I mean...WOW! What an amazing package! The tag, of course, is beautiful. Seriously, incredibly, beautiful. Now I know for sure that mine doesn't measure up...I just can't seem to make good tags! And oh, those amazing extras! I just keep looking...planning...so many beautiful things! Thank you for a truly wonderful swap experience, dear!
Response: You are more than Welcome, I'm dreaming up even more FAB things to send in your whimsy pocket! So exciting and Fun Swapping with You talented gals!
Comment: Your tapes are all great!!!!No worry, I like them much......Washi tape means paper liked tape which can tear off my hand easily ^^
Response: Ohhhh, well that is Great! I was confused! LOL! So glad you liked them! I love anything with flowers or Vintage...you can send me some tape with my addie and we can do another swap, let me know!! Thanx so much for the Heart!!!
Comment: I love them both! I have to say, though, that I really liked how you used the rub-ons for the bird wings:) Also, could you tell me what that iridescent tape is that you used on the atc envie? SO pretty, i love the effect! I MUST get some!!! lol!
Response: Well that's a relief! I just wasn't feel the arty love! Lol! That irridescent stuff is just a foil transfer! I have lots of colors & flocking too! Pm me about a goodie swap!
Comment: Such a beautiful ATC...and beautifully packaged, too! Outstanding...I just love it! I'm happy to hear that you are moving to the "wet" coast...I hope you love it as much as I do.
Response: Lol! Funny you say that about BC, my mom who wants me to stay here just gives me play by play that it's raining there and I will just get depressed! Lol! My friends that have moved absolutely love it there on the non-rainy days! I can't wait to move! Think ur sending me a swap next! I joined 12 this month! Swap on Sista!
Comment: This was a fabulous swap! Thank you for joining me in it and for ll the excellent letters and gifts you sent me. Hubby is mailing your package today (at least he better). It's not part of this swap... just an extra thing for you for your generous spirit this swap :)
Response: Awwww Thanx! I'll send something too on payday! And I'll send a letter when I get to a computer!! ;) thanx for the heart! I'm delighted!! Happy Ho Ho to your household and the furry critters too!! Lol!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package, which I received today. I looove the ATCs, they are so beautiful and so wonderfully made.
They are so fantastic. Thank you so much also for extra papers, beautiful Asian images, everything. You made my day. I trully hope you get my package too. I sent it for more than a month.
Response: So glad you liked it all, I was so busy but finally got it all together!! I wanted to send a bunch more but the postage is so crazy...no pkg yet, hope it comes soon. I'll keep you posted. I thought forsure it would be here by now... :( so excited to see your art!!
Comment: I think you sent a Halloween themed ATC for this one and it works perfectly! I LOVE it! I love Halloween all year round and this was a nice surprise. The extra ATC was just fun and spooky too, for someone that does not like Halloween that much, you are really good at making spooky things look nice! :-)
Response: I thought I had made an eiffel tower one but my memory is shot, I'll take a look around!! Glad you like the Halloween theme as I have a ton more to give away!!
Comment: Wow! The ATC and tag you sent along with this swap are gorgeous and I love them very much! Also the extras are welcome and appreciated and very thoughtful of you! But then again you always are! Thanks for another lovely swap dear friend!
Response: I love that SP tag so much, I so wanted to kep it, I got the metal heart off Etsy!! I love them!
Comment: Very fun and whimsical, just the right style of vintage and Tim! I should take the time to mention all the luscious extras you sent to me including the Paris coinpurse! So divine and I love the English bits and bobs too! You are awesome!
Comment: Thank you SO very much for the gorgeous ATC's I was delighted to get not one but two for my growing collection and I loved the adorable extra's that are so me and are inspiring me already, this was a huge smile swap, thanks again
Response: You bet!! I look forward to swapping again!! I love sending happy mail!! maybe we can send each other RAK's now and then!! I love all vintage, Marie and asian themes cards, post cards and tags!! XO have a great weekend!! Happy crafting!! ;)
Comment: Yea!!! So excited your package arrived and ALL the contents are wonderful! Thank you so much for the beautiful RAK tag and extras too...lovely!
Response: So happy you liked it! That Rocks!! The Rak is one of my fav'ts and I was so hoping you'ld like them both!! Lets swap soon before my studio is all packed up. Moving to the big city in 4 months!! Eeeeeeek!
Comment: Thanks dear for a lovely envelope! Love your ATC's - and an extra one too! Very pretty. I like it that our styles are different! And all the goodies, super! I have a few things put away for you. See you on email soonish:-)
Response: Glad you liked them!! I loved making them. Hope you are getting lots of crafting done these days!! ;)
Comment: Darcilena, I love the curiosity shop ATC! What a fun time I had exploring all of the details, and the ARM is so funny! I love the way the acetate makes it seem that I am looking into a curiosity cabinet. Very clever girl! Thank you as well for the packets of bits and pieces and goodies and ATC blanks! I am so happy you joined my UWYH group!
Comment: Darci!!! I am speechless and you KNOW that never happens. :). THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You have blessed me with the happiest mail day ever. Beautiful gorgeous work and OMG the extras!!!! Big ol crafting hugs to you. :)
Response: Ohhh and Yes you are So welcome! Yeah!! So happy to have 2 more hearts, thank you my sweet swappy pal!
Response: OMg!! you are too stinkin funny! So glad to totally make your mail day! I really had to make up for all those crappy swaps ppl have been getting lately and some nearly made me cry!! Wahooo Arty dardi done good!!! LOL!!
Comment: Thank for hosting this interesting swap. I like the way you portrayed the dream
Response: Thanx so much cafras!! So glad you liked it. It was one of my more simpilar cards but I really felt it didn't need anything more!! I'd love to do more like this one!! Thanx a ton for the Heart!! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC's. I am thrilled to receive the ATC from the swap!!! Thanks also for the gorgeous extra papers. Hope to do more of this theme.
Response: Just let me know, I actually found my stash of Asian papers and embellies, we should do a private swap soon. There are some awesome Asian 12x12 papers out right now and I also like to incorporate foiled paper and velvet!! I haven't been thrilled about most swaps the last 2 months, its frustrating sometimes! Thanx for the heart and sweet comments! I often look forward to the comments as much as the swap!!
Comment: Thank you so much! What an amazing concept for your project- I love that it is so dimensional! I think my favorite part is the bulb with the banner. I also thought it was a cool idea to "lace" the paper corsette- clever! I appreciate all the lovely extras as well- I can tell you took the time to pick out special things just for me like all the little A's. Thanks again for everything! (Oh, and I adore the little fabric bag too).
Response: Yeahhhh, my masterpiece finally arrived!! I was awaiting many ratings and they all came tonite!! Thanx for the heart, so appreciated!! Enjoy your Tim project!!
Comment: what a delight to see all the love you put into it! Everything about it oozes "clever, beautiful, designer"...oh-la-la!! I love the corset! I was also amazed and delighted with the postcard your comments and the ATC you sent along with it.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!
Response: I was so excited to see a new rating! Then I saw it was you! i could hardly wait to see your comment! I want to make another for a magazine! I'm so hoping to be pubished in the next year and i won't stop trying till I do!! Thanx for your kind words and I DO look forward to swapping in the near future! Happy Crafting my new swappy pal!! ;)
Comment: LoVe the ATC! So much detail and so much to look at! Thanks for the extras too I can't wait to use them, little things like that inspire me and I really appreciate the thought too! Have a great time getting away from it all! We will have to do a private swap very soon! :-)
Response: Thanx so much for the sweet comments and the HEART!! I just love my hearts forsure! Yes, I totally want to do a swap and soon, maybe end of Sept!! I can set one up and tell me if you like it!! Hugs my crafty pal!!
Comment: I love the ATC you made me for this swap! Wonderful job! Broken China is actually one of my very favorite DI colors, and I'm also a huge fan of Rusty Hinge, so this was a fun swap! And yes, we should do a private swap sometime! Maybe after my son goes back to school in the fall and I have more time, haha. Thanks for a great swap!
Comment: Thank you a million times for the awesome package :)! I have no words to describe how happy and thrilled I was to see it in my mailbox and open it! It felt like Christmas in July. I totally adore everything you sent me, and I must say you sent me way too much compared to me. The ATCs are perfect, the quotes amazing and all the bits and pieces so useful for me + the stamps an extra special surprise. And the envelope is beautiful too! IÂ´d give you ten more hearts if I could. Hugs and see you!
Response: So excited you loved it all! I was a bit nervous as it was out 1st swap but I try to figure out what each person would like! I think we shpuld figure out how to get the curators to add a gold heart for FAB swaps we get!!
Comment: Oh my goodness! Love it!! I love the vintage take you did on it & not even to mention it was literally overflowing with amazing goodies!! Thank you & many hearts to you!! Hope you get to teach the class. You can tell your boss I think it's amazing AND best of it's mine!!
Response: Thanx so much for the sweet comments. I really enjoy making these adorable pockets! I will do a private swap anytime after Aug. 20th. Just let me know and I can set one up! Sure I'll see ya out there. Happy Swapping. Enjoy! ;)
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful package. I absolutely love the pocket, it has such a pretty vintage feel and I love love love the handle. The contents were perfect and I can use everything. I admit I gasped a little when I saw the Cameo stamps. Thank you thank you, I will use them lots, it was so nice of you to share. I can't wait to try the Mica fragments and the extra ATC is really funky, it's a lovely addition to my collection. x
Response: Thanx Zoe! So excited I picked the right items for you b/c it is hard to love a swap when you get all items you can't really use!! I think this swap got there in a timely fashion so I will pay the extra postage next time and hopefully you will get your swaps faster than the 1st one!! Thanx for the Heart! I love it. I think I'm hooked on pockets now! Just what I needed a new addiction! LOL! Hope to swap soon! Have a FAB Summer Crafty girl!!
Comment: I absolutely love your ATC! The design is just gorgeous and I also adore Eiffel Tower. The finish you put on the ATC makes it look so cool, like encaustic. And those mica flakes, wow I've never seen those before. Thank you so much for sending me the baggies of them! Love the artistic envie, sticker, card, everything about this wonderful swap package.
Response: Ewwwww! Yippee!! I got the most Fabs swaps in the mail this week! I guess I won't quit swapbot after all! I was going to a year ago but I'm in the most awesome swap groups now and swapping is arty heaven these days!! So so glad you liked it b/c I was so tempted to keep that ATC. I Loved it! I will make more now as some other pals loved it too!! Yes the finish was kewl!! So glad it will be loved!! T/C, Arty Darss
Comment: What an absolutely gorgeous ATC! You made my day! And thank you for the birthday goodies also--an unexpected and lovely gesture!
Response: Thanx Sher! So glad toy loved my atc, I always try to please and I've been so inspired by so many flickr gals. It's so great to be inspired by all of you! Craft On Sista!! We crafers simply ROCK!!!! T/C, and hope to see ya in the mail real soon!! ;)
Comment: Wow, lots of fun papery goodness! I love it all, and I see that you love G45 as much as I do, thank you for sharing!!! Thanks so much for all the extra fabulous stuff, and the birthday envie, too!!! Awesome!
Response: So awesome, let me know what you create!! ;)
Comment: You are an AMAZING WOMAN!! I absolutely loved, loved, loved your swap!! You are so very creative, clever with your packaging, and extremely generous! Thank you for a most fabulous swap!! You deserve an unlimited amounted of hearts!
Response: Awwwwwwwww, thanx so much my sweet swappy pal. I sure wish I could collect extra hearts to make up for the non-hearts I got. Most of them were art teachers so I say they should find a professional site to swap on instead of never giving hearts. I worked extra hard on their swaps and got 0 feedback...still mad about that!! LOL, so your comment made my year!! You rock, see ya in Sept for another swap ( I hope)!! Maybe a whimsy Pocket??
Comment: Darcilena is great swappy pal who sent
me tons of ATC goodies and lots of wonderful ATCs and even a beautiful tag! Everything was in cute handmade drawstring cloth bags, making for a grand presentation. I will be enjoying
and playing with this unexpected wealth
of lovely things for a very long time!
Response: Thanx So very much for all your kind comments. I can't wait to see what you create. Happy Crafting!! ;) Dar
Comment: What an amazing and thoughtful package I love the papers and the diecuts the birdie items and the embelishments all look like they were chossen with me in mind I love every item I may come back and add to this as its alot to take in all at one time thanks so much I would swap with you any time
Response: Yippee! Wahooo, so glad it finally arrived safe and sound! Enjoy and craft on my Swappy Sista!!!
Comment: A beautiful envie (thanks for putting it in the extra envie so it actually got to me intact) and a great swap. I'm trying to decide what to use first! FYI, there are 3 websites you might want to subscribe to: Scrapbook Steals, Crafty Steals, and Peachy Cheap. They have daily stuff at real savings. The stamps I sent came from one of them and was a duplicate to me. Let me know if you want to do a private swap. Kathy
Response: Ohhhh ya! I would love to do a private swap in May. I told myself for my b/d in April I am giving myself nothing (to do) that is. No swaps!!! No deadlines, no nothing! So I will be so pumped to swap in May. I can set one up in April and we can send early May!! What themes do you like?? Send me a PM and I can make a swap up! Thanx again. Used your stamps last night! Wahoo!!! ;)
Comment: Hello! Wow! What a fabulous Skinny and ATC Set. Everything about the both of them is spectacular. I love the color colors, the texture, the photos and the sparkly glitz. The little spool with thread is amazing. There's just so much to look at and I've been starring at them for hours. Thank you so much. Awesome, awesome, awesome...
Response: Yeah, you loved them! Just wait till the next swap, I have you again! Brewing up some creative designs this week! ;)
Comment: So sorry, I had put this in a stack of favourites to go on display above my desk. Thanks for a fab ATC.
Response: well, that is awesome b/c I rea;;y thought i was losing it!! i finished another for you on Friday...I'll post it on Flickr and let you know! LOL! Sooo So glad you did get it. I just got 3 more displays to put all my fav's from you gals!!
Comment: wonderful wonderful color & content in the vintage Christmas rolo you created darcilena! AND thank you for the goodies ... blest be :)
Response: Thanx so much, not sure why I missed this rating but love my heart!! Thanx again and we will see you in the New Year so get those rolo's piled up for a swap!! I especially love Paris/French inspired ones!! ;)
Comment: What an octopus bonanza!! They are incredibly lovely - so much fine detail and effort put into them. Thank you so much. Thanks also for the extras. I'm sending you a message. Kathy
Response: Thanx Kathy! I had forgot about this swap already! Thanx for the heart! Love them...we should swap a zentangle or other atc's in 2012! What are your fav't themes? I just started doing Rolodex cards and I think I will like them better as there is a little more room for creative adventure! Happy Holiday!! ;)
Comment: I love what you did with the envie!! Such a great idea, and it looks so cool! Thanks for all the extras as well =) I wish it would snow here!
Response: Hey there, I was in a big hurry that day as hubby wasn't working and we had to do errands but I really liked the outcome AND totally forgot to take a picture. :( That was my 2nd mail art project! ;)
Comment: Not only did I absolutely love the mail art, but it was a complete shock to find all the little treasures hidden inside!! Thank you so much - I'll be sure to put them all to good use. (: Happy Halloween, and Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!!
Response: So glad you liked it ALL! That was my 1st attemps at mail art and I was so worried about deadlines lately I forgot to take pics of my 1st two decorated envies!! I loved my under the sea one. It Rocked!! Oh well, I'm sure there will be more mail art swaps in 2012! :) Maybe I'll host some!! Take care! Happy Holidays!!
Comment: OH DAR!!! 100,000,000,000,0000,000 Hearts!!! that was like 5 fantastic swaps in one!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait till our next swap!!!
Response: Wow! Thats the enthusiasm I've been waiting for my whole life!! LOL! So glad you liked it tho I was sure you would seeing as I loved all the stuff myself and your inspiration and chats give me great ideas. Thanx for the heart!! ;)
Comment: Thanks very much for the amazing atcs! I can see why you didn't want to send the cute mouse atc. It is very adorable! The other one with the butterfly is beautiful! The stamped images are a bonus! I absolutely loved that you sent me a stamped image of the mouse making a snowmouse! I know I want to get that stamp but now I have an image to use for the moment on a card for someone!
Oh yeah did you happen to take a picture of your atc? I know when I really love something a lot I will make sure to take a picture of it before I send it off and post it on my flikr account, that way I have at least that of it.
Thanks again so much for everything! Such wonderful stuff!
Comment: Thank you for the delightful ATC. I like all the details you've included. Also, a big Thank You for the Fab Halloween Package I won. I was thrilled when it came. I know I will have fun using the many treasures.
Response: U R so welcome..hope you have tons of fun creating many an atc!! Hope to see you in the NY at another of my swaps!! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful package. I was blown away by the contents. I just loved the hat pins and I've already got the key/heart stamp on a block ready to go. I can't wait to swap with you again. x
Response: I was just thinking tofay as I checked my e-mail....please let me have a new rating! Please let it be from ZOE!!! OMGish! I was getting nervous and I was hoping so hard it would finally arrive!! I'll PM you with some ideas for a private swap or two!! I put my back out last night and it will take a week or more of chiro and recovery time. So painful but I got so many new and amazing items I had planned on sharing with you!! Thanx SO much for all your patience!! You Rock!!! Happy designing!! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the extra stamps and your wonderful note. I'd love to do a private swap after the holidays, when I'm a little less crazed! (the Victorians would have me on a fainting couch!)
Response: So glad they finally arrived and that you like the okg! I just put my back out last night and will have a week of chiro and healing but PM me in about 10 days and we can set up a swap!! Can't wait! Dar ;)
Comment: What a great package! Wow you got a lot stuffed into that little envelope :) Thanks so much for the treasures and rub-on's! Most of all, what adorable ATC's! I love the all of lace and the silvery dress. Thanks so much :) -Julia-
Response: Wow, you got them faster than I was expecting. My pals in Sweden is still waiting on a lrg trinket swap...I have a feeling I botched up the addie. I had so many swaps going out one week! Have fun creating and we'll see you soon at my mail box!! LOL! ;) Oh ya, and you are so welcome!!
Comment: HEEEEE!!! I'M THRILLED!!! i got the card that you used for the swap picture!! so awesome!!! i loved that card... ehehe! thanks alot for the 'creepy' halloween card too!! that was a really cool one too!! thank you, thank you!!! my middle name is deanne, btw. :) coolies. :D
Response: I am just as THRILLED that you like the atc!! I would love to swap other themes as Halloween is my least Fav't! He he. Do you like Vintage, Victorian, Shabby Chic, Time or Botanical themes??? Hope so! If so, lets swap! Thanx so much for the Heart!! Very appreciated! Happy Swapping!
Comment: WOW!!!! Love the envelope and yes I will pass it on...it deserves to travel the world!! Love the paper bag gift wrap, saving those and passing on too!!! All the goodies - MINE, MINE, MINE!!!! thank you so much for a swap that deserves extra hearts, gold stars and swap awards!!!!!
Comment: Hey Darc, love the ATC and I'm keeping this one. Not just because it's you either. You did a great job. Maybe next time I'll get to send to you. Hugs, Coleen
Response: so glad you liked it my sweet friend!! It's my 15th Anniv'y today. Just out buying Ter lots of awesome presents...now off to luch with a pal and to get my resume updated. Pray I get a job next week! :)
Comment: OH MY, I LOVE>LOVE>LOVE my package!!!! i thik i need to send you more!!!!! you totally made my day!!!! it was a very happy mailbox day today! Let me know what you think when you get you'r package! and i LOVE the birdie ATC!!!!!!!!!! Darc, YOU ROCK!!!!!! 100,000,000,000 hearts!
Response: He ha, so happy you loved it. That's always my main goal to have Happy mailbox days for my swappy pals!! I can't even remeber which bird atc I sent! I hate have no short term memory...it's my 15th anniv'y today. Have to go get a new look! Buy Ter a gift or two...I wish i could make him an atc and call it good!! LOL! Can't wait to get my pkg,only got two letters all last week and Mon...maybe they will ALL come on Friday!! Cheers! Dar ;)
Comment: Love the ATC!! Thanks! Your envelope was super cute too..and oh yes, the ATC is bright enough..lol
Response: well, thanl goodness. Sometimes i have this great card designed in my head and then read the nstructions again and realize I had missed the mark ...so i have had to remake cards tho I usually like the 1st one I made the best!! Thanx! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you Dar for the stamps...I especially like the butterflies and the the extra fall ephemera was a nice surprise...I especially like the pear and the leaves!
Response: that's awesome, can't wait till I see your pkg and you get mine. Thanx for the swap...looking forward to your goodies. I still owe you one envie. I forgot to stamp images etc as we were out of town...hope we swap again!
Comment: I was so excited to open your package! Unraveling it was so fun - I loved the pretty bags. The extras are so fantastic and they suit me; I'll be sure to send you something I make with them. And finally the ATCs!!! They are beautiful and unique! I love all the details and you make them look effortless even though I'm sure you put tons of hard work into them. Thank you, thank you thanks you!
Comment: Hi! Oh' my gosh - what a totally awesome package of goodies! I can't believe how many stamps you had in there! I am so happy with everything!! You totally rock! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: That's so awesome...well I do have a method to my madness! Everytime I get a poor pkg. :( I send an extra Fab one b/c there should be people in the world that go the extra mile...So glad to make you smile...Keep on Crafting!! ;)
Comment: thanks so much for all the insanely cute stamps and extra goodies! the cupcake brads are ADORABLE!
Response: LOL! I was saving the brads for a profile surprize and they seemed to fit your likes! They are cute... So happy you like the stamps too. Sometimes it's hard to know what a person would really like in their stamp collection! Keep on Craftin! ;)
Comment: CAN I GIVE 10 HEARTS AND 100 STARS??????????????? THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART I OWN.
Response: I'm just thrilled that you love My Journal after all those months of putting it together! It's great to be appreciated by other artists! Just got your post card!!!;) See you at the mailbox real soon! ;)
Comment: Thanks for a GREAT ATC! I love how textured an vivid it is!
Response: I have to make a series of this atc...everyone just loves my owls but they are so time consuming so I will make more and send out little owls allover! I love the vivid colors!! Happy Crafting!
Comment: Wowie Zowie what an unbelieveable swap package! Where to begin. OK I'll be the first to admit I don't "get" the current fad of dressforms and sewing patterns. But I DID like what you created on the ATC -- nice colors, interesting stitching, clean design. But your lady in blue is a knockout! I love her! Great hand-drawn design, awesome colors, plain and simple and perfect. Then any ONE of the extras you sent would have been wonderful -- but you sent pretty fabric scraps, cool fibers, buttons and doo-dads, fabulous charms (OMG the frog is adorable), beautiful bugs, cool dreamy ocean papers, and a fab little laser cut birdcage. And last but not least your very first (and nicely done) inchie! Gasp! You were waaaay too generous! Everything will be used with delight and your ATCs and inchie will become treasures in my collections. You are the BEST swap partner! I'd give you 1000 hearts if I could. <3<3<3<3<3 x 200!
Response: Ahhhhh ha ha haw!!! That is so sweet! I can't believe you even liked them...it was so out of the box for me... your final atc is on it's way and I really think you'll like it best...even my hubby thought it was cool! and he is rarely impressed by atc's! Thanx for the push, I feel like I learned lots! and I'm a little more confident in my drawsing skills!! Practice makes perfect!! Do take a look at all my new work on Flickr! You may like some of my newest work. I've found some awesome artists this week that really sparked my creativity!! I made some really different ones. Ya, well art form I like a little more than owls....gotta make what's in! LOL! My fav't is Paris and grunge!!
Comment: Beautiful APC~another great Darcilena card for my collection! Thanks for the fun extras too. Hugs!
Response: I was just going to PM you! I guess there is still mail backed up> So glad you liked it tho I feel I need to make a better one. I have a mini card set i'm going to make some APC's with. It was Em's but she doesn't play cards so now it's mine. Haaa ha ha, never leave anything out or I WILL alter it! LOL!
Comment: oh Darcilene,i absolutely love these atcs,my favourite is the one with the stamped bird although they are all amazing,i shall be putting all three in my special folder,thank you so much for all your hard work,it is much apprecatied,all the best,lizxx
Response: that's so awesome! that birdie one seems to be a popular one so I need to make more! TH is one of my fav't inspirations right now! let's do a priv't swap this fall! ;)
Comment: WOW, Thanks for the awesome package of goodies!! Wish I could give you a higher rating :o]
Response: I would love to earn an extra 4 hearts for a perfect score!!! I did some amazing paintings when I first started and was so proud and never earned a heart so I was very upset about how some people rate!! I even PM'd them to do a re-send and they never replied back! So I really appreciate the heart, that is forsure!!! Happy Crafting! ;)
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful package of goodies! Love the vintage magazine, oodles of lace, buttons and other goodies. Thank you for brightening up my day :)
Response: You are Sooo welcome. So glad you got it since canada Post is now in a full strike now! Yippee! PM me and tell me what you made from it. Those old mags are so cool. Want to go get a few more someday! have Fun creating! ;)
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies. I love them all and cant wait to use them!!!
And I love the collage piece, its going to be great
Response: Thanx so much, I think I forgot a few finishing touches but I'm relieved you like it. I was a little worried about that! It was so fun. Very nice to have more room than an atc card to work with! ;)
Response: Thanx so much for the heart. I thought maybe i got the swap wrong and was supposed to do it all metal pieces. So far everyone loves my owls, big and small. Just working on another 4x6 owl this week!
Comment: Loved the extras! Your card you sent was beautiful, I love butterflies. :)
Response: Thanx so much! I really love doing SP now and T.Holtz! Make an atc from some goodies I sent and post it on your site, I'd love to see it! But you will have to PM me and remind me! ;) Happy Swapping ~ Dar
Comment: Your artwork is somerset style for sure! I think you designed this for a journal, but it's gonna remain on my inspiration board for just that! And, yes, I'd love a private swap w/ you! Thank you soo much.
Response: Never too late to respond! So glad you liked it. Love a prv't swap but a little busy till mid June! Send me a PM and tell me what type of swap you'ld like to do and I'll make it up! I like ATC's and altered art. 3x3,4x4 and 4x6...you choose! write soon, Dar ;)
Comment: Thanks so much for the great package! I love your ATC's! They are beautiful. The other goodies will be put to good use also. How did you know I have been wanting some of those paper leaves that have the text on them? LOL Wonderful Happy Mail today! :-) Let's do it again sometime!
Response: Thanx Shanda! I promise the next one will be more thought out and wrapped all pretty! I love any flower atc with text now! Can't wait to get yours...I'm so impatient. Thanx for the heart and the lovely words. You are a gem, can't wait for our next swap...anytime, just let me know! I'm doing a Paris theme envie and I have found so many sweet otems today...we'll have to do a Paris envie swap too some time!! My 1st ever Komono ATC turned out amazing!! ;) Keep in touch! Dar
Comment: Great package! Thanks for the cards- very pretty. And the ribbon...I love dragonflies! And the papers are really nice- the cut-outwith flowers & butterfly, the metallics- that bronze squiggly patterned one, and oh the tulip paper( Ilove tulips!!!) Thanks so much for all of them!!! jen
Response: Thanx...so glad you like it! I never know what to send for a scrap swap as everyone likes such diff't stuff! Enjoy! ;)
Comment: Darcilena, thank you for the beautiful Cream Palette ATC. You know I LOVE Vintage and this "hits" my vintage spot. You also provided another fabulous Vintage ATC that is so pretty. I love your work. Keep it up. Thank you for the extra ATC backs and ephemera. Awesome!!!!
Response: you are so welcome, I was nervous doing my 1st ever SS atc. I just found out that the library has Somerset mages I can borrow for 1 week. I have 4 out and I'm trying to take in every techinique I can find! LOl! happy swapping! ;)
Comment: WOW ~ I feel like I hit the jackpot with the ATCs! I love all of them and the different 'house' ones are great! Thanks so much for the ATCs and the extras ~~
Response: They were my 1st house atc's. I'm always over critical to my 1st of any theme so i am ovver-joyed you like them!! I finally have some Copic markers and they are so awesome to use for coloring in images. I get my next order next week! Happy swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you - great cards! Even if I'm not crazy about bling, I definitely appreciate layers, and these have that. Love the sentiment stamps.
Response: Thanx so much, sorry I never really read the profile for this one b/c it was a Bird Skinny. Thank goodness I never did it pink! LOL! So glad you like it. Just take the Bling off, I won't get offended!! LOL. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for this great ATC! Love the colors you've used. :-) The swap arrived a few days ago, I've just been forgetting to rate you till now, I'm sorry. :-( But thank you for a beautiful ATC, and for the extras too. :-)
Comment: How did you ever give this one up? I'm a happy camper. Thank you SO much. It's like a rich desert for the eyes. (if that makes any sense)
Response: That makes total sense! It was very hard! I spent a whole day,in between chores, kids etc but I finally did it! So so glad you love him. My computer is crashed so if you care to do a prv't swap, just throw some stuff in an envie, an atc or 2 and I will match your swap! I find that is easier than deadlines and then we can make up a swap and rate after!! I'll PM you! t/c, Dar
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute!! Gypsy Dotee Doll. I loved the color scheme and I loved her hair as well!! You did a great job on her. Thanks for all the extras!! i can use them on my atc's..Smiles, Beth
Response: Hope you like my cherry atc. It was just not coming together but I think it' finally did! Hope you will also enjoy the cherry atc'treats I'm sending, too! See ya soon!
Comment: Thank you so much for an awesome swap! Received today and tore in! :) Love the ATCs... the Zetti girl is my favorite, she's so fun! And thanks so much for all the great extras! Maybe I'll get a chance to get some creating in before baby arrives. ;)
Response: Well, it's always great to hear if my art work was loved! I take photo's of most ATC's and I looked at that one the other day. It is definitely an original! All the best with baby and please keep in touch!!!
Comment: Hey Darc, would you believe after being away from home for a week I come back and there's this lovely decorated package with your name on it. what fun stuff. I just love it and so glad for the atc with your picture on it and Ema. Thanks for a great swap. Wish I could give more hearts.
Response: Well, that made my week. I was wondering what happened! I was nearly 100% sure it was sent tho I couldn't find my recpt! Now I will tape them in my SB journal and know forsure! Even more glad you liked it!! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Love th lace skinny. I enjoy creating skinnies so much, I too wish there were more skinny swaps. The extras you sent are really appreciated. Cheryl
Response: I'm glad yo liked it all! I have my one and only skinny displayed on a wooden easel beside my desk here. Whenever you feel the urge to build your collection just send whatever themes you want and I'll match them. I still have tons of backs cut out! and more nre products! (what else is new?) LOL! I'll be waiting!
Comment: WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! I LOVE my package. It is incredible. I was have "creating" block, and this package gave me the jump start I needed. There is so much stuff in there I had never see before, and so much that I can't wait to use. It took me FOREVER to just look through the package. When you want to do a private swap again let me know, I would LOVE that.
Response: Yeah! Finally, I was hoping you would like it!!! Even better that you love it!! I have so little memory so just PM me if you have any questions about any of it. Would love to do a prv't swap come Feb. I need a break from all my swapping and craft retreats for a bit but let me know if you are up for a small Christmas goodie pkg...that I'd love to do! I rarely get any crafty/scrappy stuff to open! So excited you liked it...now get craftin' girl! I have 4 days off so I'll make some Vintage and Asian ATC's and we can swap whenever you have the urge!! It's much better making a bunch and then swapping them out cause you never know when life gets all crazy again! LOl!
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! This is absolutely gorgeous - I just love it!!! Sorry you didn't get your hair done for Momma Mia but I am definitely glad you didn't!!! The extras are awesome, too. What kind of die cuts are these? All I can say is thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you got it! I had lots of ideas but that was the final outcome! I think the die (branch/bird) is from Stampin Up and i use my Big Kick! Just love that one! I got sucked into buying a ceramic iron at the mall and my hair looks great all the time now! Just love it tho it was 1/3 of my savings for my new camera, Yikers! I get it this week. Beauty is worth it tho!
Comment: Very Cool Black Cat! So Creative!
And Thank You Very Much for the ATC Supplies! You've Inspired me and I am using them tonite!
Response: Yeah! I love inspiration! I'm feeling very unmotivated lately and just want to pack all my crafty stuff away and start digi scrapping to eliminate all clutter in my life! Hubby will be home soon...gone 9 days now ;(
So very happy you liked it! I love awesome ratings b/c I feel then it is all worth it!! ;) Send me a vreation some time, I'd love it!
Comment: Wow! Great cards and an awesome package, I love everything!
Might want to tape the sides of the envie next time, it was so full one of the sides split in the mail! Nothing was lost though luckily.
Thanks for such an awesome swap and I would be more than happy to swap with you again sometime ^_^
Response: That's so awesome! so glad you finally got it. Yes, I have been taping up all my pkg's lately! I was really challenged by that theme so Yes, I can set up a new swap anytime. Thanx again! Just let me know. It was so Fun! ;)
Comment: Wow that was such a great package thank you! I loved the post card the most! That was awesome and thank you for the stamps( I also love them where do you find such great items?) and cut outs, really you went above and beyond for it. The fairy dust also such a wonderful touch, where did you find such a small bottle?
Response: I found that little bottle at a scrap store where she sells minatures, better get another pack. I love sending tiny glitter around the world! So glad you Loved it!
Comment: Aww Darc! What a fablous package! I love all the little goodies! You are so thoughtful! You certainly left no stone unturned! You do a great job with your sizzix! I will think of you as I use all the wonderful goodies! Thank you so much! Hugs and hearts SBSS!
Response: Thanx my sweet SS!
I found more things I forgot to add so I'll start you a mailbox in my mini PO/scrap room! I have more fun making dies for others than using any on my own work!! LOL! See you real soon at the mailbox!
Comment: thank you for the great ATC. I'll have to do this swap again!
Response: I was hoping you would get it soon! I waited with anticipation for your reply. So please tell me what I would do next time to earn a heart. I always try to do my best work but still have had two 5's thus far. I welcome all suggestions!! Thanx for the swap! I got some really neat ATC's using diff't mediums! Thanx for the challenge!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas papers and embellishments. I especially love the little box! I love those boxes! I still haven't gotten back to my Christmas tuff but I hope to this long weekend! Hubbie and son are going away so mama can play!!!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm excited about our other swaps coming up!
Comment: When you said you wanted to include a profile surprise, I wasn't expecting you to send so many! What a wonderful package, sorry I didn't send nearly as much :( Your ATC was truly lovely! It's not often I swap with someone whose art I really, really like!
Response: Sorry, it's been a crazy week and I wanted to comment. Thanx so much and I love my heart! Please send me some Profile related ATC's +/or goodies and I will match your pkg. I love swapping with awesome swappers! I was looking at your ATC again, just love it! I found this a harder theme to do. As I am not too big on animal ones but my bro took some fab pics when he was in Africa last summer! You should see the other themes I do, much more creative. I can send 3 various themes if you want to set up a swap for us!!! PM me! Have a great wk/end.
Comment: hello! thanks for the great comment! i think my profile is pretty long so i was relieved you felt it was alright! haha.. Tartan is a pattern! they're usually associated with the scottish kilt! i wish i could go to bermuda! but its too far and too expensive to travel all the way there from singapore! thanks again and happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks for your comment ! Somedays I hope that I had gone to another school, when I graduate, and need to find some job.... It's going to be pain in the ass :D If I'd be a plumber, I sure would get job easily XD But studying the thing taht I really love, it's priceless. Truth is, that you can learn to draw only by drawing, drawing and drawing. I hope you'll draw and draw really much, then you can come better. And if it doesn't work at the first time, don't you worry, it'll go better next time :) I'll send you a message about ATCs / skinnies soon!
Response: Finally I am here. I look forward to your message on skinny's. I have cut a ton of backs and backgrounds! Pls let me know if you want to do a skinny swap, still looking to do one! Haven't done much drawing lately, just trying to keep up with my swaps and so far so good. Plus Em and I have music every tues now so it's practice every night....it all takes time. Have a zetti coming up, hope it turns out well!
Comment: Love your puppy card - and love how you did the corner.
Also like the netting on your other card - have never used it and am anxious to try with the little piece you sent.
Response: So did you try the netting out? I'd love to do a small prv't swap. 1 ATC and some goodies....I just got some way cool stuff for ATC's like leather look paper....set a swap up if you want! I have some old Vintage cars I'd love to do and I received some tinie gears in the mail last week! Itchin' to do up some grunge/vintage ones! Let me know or PM me! Thanx again, loved making your cards.
Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely comments we'll have to set up a swap soon! I'd love to hear more about your upcoming retreat that sounds like so much fun!
Response: I plan to do a ton of swap stuff, 1 night of scrapping and maybe on Sunday just cut ATC backs and do cool techniques on them! Lets swap in a week or so and I'll make you something at the retreat!
Comment: Thank you for your comment! :) I would be crazy about a postcard from Bermuda xD I'm gonna pm you.Thanks ^^
Response: Thank so much for the heart. I am just thrilled and can't wait to make you up an awesome PC pkg very soon! It was so great to chat further with you...hope we chat often. Have the greatest wk/end! ;)
Comment: The ATC is lovely! So much fun stuff- molar brads!!! pretty papers and fun embellies! Thanks so much!!
Response: I knew you would love them! I intend to sc/bk the kids 1st missing teeth but had to share them! PM me anytime you want to swap! I can't wait!... I'll look for more tooth stuff...until we meet again! ;)
T/C my friend!
Comment: Loved these layered vintage cards and the extras were fun too. Thanks
Response: That's great! So glad you liked everything. Sometimes it's so hard to guess with someone new the things they would like and use. I rarely ever send stuff I don't like tho I'm keeping a box now of unlikeables! (LOL) b/c what i don't like others do! So thats a good thing! t/c
Comment: WOW! thank you sooo much for all the lovely things which you sent to me for this swap - I absolutely adored everything (including the envie it was sent in, from which I salvaged as much as I could! ^_^)..I particulary loved the postcard - it is (so far!) the only handmade postcard filed in my collection..and I have left that 'slot' without a postcard on the reverse side, as both the front and reverse are so gorgeous! <3 I wish I could give you more than one heart.. thank you once again! :-D
Response: Yeah! I am so glad you liked it all. I was kinda havin' trouble with the PC at first as i haven't done one in forever. My old penpal once sent me an envie made with an old calendar, that where the idea came from and i liked the purse card as it was something different. I did get pixie dust in my pkg and was sad as I totally forgot to send you some. I'd do a prv't fairy swap any time, just PM me and we can set one up any time you want!!
Comment: Thank you, thank you. All the goodies just arrived. I love the your vacation ATC. The birthday card is lovely, beautiful work. I love all the extras. 10 hearts if possible. Enjoy the day.
Response: I think I actually made the 10 hearts today and it took just under 2 weeks! Wahoo, thanx for all the awesome comments!
Let me know if you ever want to do a prv't travel ATC swap. I have a ton of awesome ones!
Comment: Great Letter! I'll pop a response back to you in a few days :)
Response: So glad you liked it...they get much better once I know someone! And the biggest Thanx ever for my 1st Heart! My little girl and I cheered and she gave me a high five b/c I'm an excellent pal, or so she thinks! LOL.....she's too cute!