Comment: its an honor to be one of the recipients of your very first zine!!....its great!!...I really like your creativeness!...my favorite is dogs in politics...did you draw that cute dog?..glad to add this zine to my collection!....cheers!!
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you liked it. I did not draw the dog, glad you liked the dog.
Comment: Dear Donnamarie, thank you so much and I indeed hope the weather changes for the better in Arizona! Over here we got finally some much needed rain - the garden is green again. Love the tea you sent.
Response: You are welcome. Glad you enjoyed the tea.
Comment: After a few weeks of not receiving anything I sent a message, maybe it got lost in the mail? There was a promise of sending a new card out the following week. It's now 40 days after deadline and still nothing.
Response: I am sorry that you have not recieved the ATC from me. I will you one again and hope that you receive it.
Comment: FINALLY, able to give you a heart! I don't know why my computer will not let me give you a heart, I have reloaded the page a million times!! I liked ypur amswer for what wasn't available in 1900, because ice cream cones actually were around for 4 years by that point. 😂😂😂
Response: I am sorry to hear you are having computer problems, when mine crushes, I want to cry. Sorry about the miss information on ice cream cones. the sight I looked at said they weren't available until 1904. Guess you can believe everything you rad. Thanks for the score.
Comment: Donnamarie, thank you for the cute St. Patrick's Day card and extra postcards. I will be serving corned beef but without the cabbage, we prefer turnip instead with carrots and potatoes. Miss the butcher shop up north that corned me the beef for months. It was melt in your mouth and very juicy. Oh well, we can't have it all down south. Shirley
Response: You are welcome. Can't Get the same beef here in the southwest either. Enjoy!!
Comment: Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your Buddy. I’m sure that was the hardest thing to do. I have 17 pets and I do not look forward to having to lay any of them to rest. Thank you for the pretty notecard.
Response: My husband took it the hardest. We do have another dog and she blind. She does take care of my husband, in different ways then Buddy did. Thank you
Comment: Thank you Donnamarie! Beautiful little ATC and all the extras. Can’t wait to try the tea. It’s negative double digits up here in WI from this artic blast. You asked about Postcrossing. I love the actual site and feel that is safe. I have had a very good experience on there. I also partake in Christy’s public “Postcrossing Obsessed” swaps. She’s a responsible host and I have done three rounds, I would say they were safe💕
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for sharing the info on postCrossing.
Comment: Donna, Thank you for such a wonderful & pretty Snow scene card ! I love it! Thank you too, for the extra's( I'm guessing Christmas book mark, The Christmas post card, & yummy tea). Love all! Wish for a Happy New Year 2019!
Comment: Wow what a lovely Zetti with Santa hat. I love, love it .Thanks also for the extrasand card. Hope you have a restful holiday and a creative and healthy 2019 year. By the way I also love making these little works of art. Warm hugs elflady
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked them. Merry Christmas.
Comment: DonnaMarie: I apologize for the lateness of this rating on the beautiful VJP collage you sent to me - I love it! We spend part of the winter in California, so it went there then had to find it's way back to me in Massachusetts, thus my late rating. But your bridal couple are delightful and love how you used the paper doilies and other embellishments, including the lace at the top. And thank you for making this two sided - love your Christmas collage on the back side! Wonderful work on both. Happy holidays!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked both sides. I enjoyed making it.
Comment: Merry Christmas Donna! Thank you for the wonderful Santa card & your note inside. My mom was different from yours. Sure she decorated, but never went all out. When I was a kid the 60's,we weren't well off. Which is probably why she didn't decorate much. But me on the other hand do go all out, lol ! I love it !
Response: You are welcome. Decorate everything you can and enjoy it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Comment: Funny story. Your package was " opened by Australia Post for inspection by ABF". From you in the US, to me in Canada, via Australia? Haha. The package literally went around the world to get to me! Thanks for the stamps.
Response: You are welcome. That is really unbelievable. I am glad you got it at all.
Comment: Your ATC is lovely! I love the backside - is that a stamp? And I appreciated your nice note. Yes, I have read "The Zookeeper's Wife" and I think I saw the movie. Amazing how integrity can manifest itself in such profound ways.
Response: You are welcome. I glad you liked it. Yes, the background is a stamp I friend gave.
Comment: Glad you reminded me to rate-I know I will find them when I clean my craft room today! Again-just love the creativity of fringing the stamp for the hair and a new head for a Yetti-Thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked them. Happy Thanksgiving to you also.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Thanksgiving card. I love most pumpkin flavored stuff, but they are going crazy with it now. They have pumpkin spice everything! Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies sound yummy though :) Take care!
Response: You are welcome. The cookies are good. Have a good Thanksgiving.
Comment: Donnamarie - your painted papers turned out so great! Each one is different and I love the colors you used as well as the circles and stamps, etc. This was a fun swap - I shall try it again! Cheers!
Response: You are welcome. I am glad you liked them and can use them. I hope there are more of these swaps, they are so much fun.
Comment: Hello, just wanted to let you know that I received your card in the mail today. I really liked the card and your note. I also really like the extras you sent. I think I'm going to decoupage the chicken print onto something.P.S. it doesn't matter what you eat for Thanksgiving. I think just being thankful and grateful is what its all about.
Response: Glad you liked the chicken print. Have a great holiday season.
Comment: I have heard of using mayonnaise on the bird, but have never tried it. Now that I know it works, some day I may do it. Thanks for sharing your memory of Thanksgiving with me! Have a great day!
Response: You are very welcome. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Comment: Hello! Thanks for the great card. When my mom was alive and my sister lived in the state, we would gather at my sisters house for the holidays, whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas Easter or any other one, as she was centrally located and had a large enough house for everyone. My mom has been gone for 5 years now and my sister and her hubs moved to Wisconsin, so now everyone's on their own. This year, some single ladies that live in the complex where I do are going to get together for thanksgiving. That will be fun. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby!
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad that my note brought you good memories. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your friends.
Comment: I love this card, especially all the black kitties! And the ephemera is fabulous! I'm getting out all my fun Halloween decorations and have taken all the smaller ones to work! Don't have room for the big ones! Too bad!! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you are enjoying the goodies and the Halloween holiday.
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the extra goodies - they were a lovely surprise! I really enjoyed reading your letter. The envelope was beautiful as well; I love autumn leaves. If you don't mind, I'd love to reply to your questions via a letter back to you, if that's okay? Please let me know!:)
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad you enjoyed it all. Yes, please do respond back via a letter. I would like that.
Comment: 10/03/2018-Ty ever so much for such a spooky halloween pocketletter. I wish I could be as creative when putting together pocketletters. However, It did get a bit dis shoveled in the envelope. Sometimes that would happen to me. Then someone told me to wrap them when sending them a large envie so nothing falls out of the pockets and it worked. I love you creativity and how you decorated both sides...awesome!! I want to say that I have done a few pocketletter swaps and yours is the first one that I have gotten decorated on both sides...what a treat. Thank you. Happy swapping.
Response: You are very welcome.Glad you like it. Sorry that things got dis-sholved. I will try your recommendation with the next one. Keep swapping and be happy.
Comment: Thank you for the great envie of blue stuff. I'm in a couple of blue swaps, so after some clicking through them, I figured out which swap this was for (there wasn't a note in the envelope to indicate which one this was for). ;) No worries. :)
Response: Glad you liked the blue envelope. Sorry I didn't put a note. Guess I was in a hurry to get it out to you.
Comment: Hello Donnamarie,
Thank you for your letter. I enjoyed reading it. I wished you had contacted and let me know your letter would be late. The swap host messaged me after the send date to let me know you hadn't sent. I'm sorry I have to rate you fairly with a 3. I know life gets in the way but try to contact your swap partners if something prevents you from sending by swap send by date.
Response: I am glad you received it.I am sorry. I thought I had emailed you regarding it. I was too ill to do much of anything for awhile.
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous pocket letter and the beautiful variety of goodies, far beyond the swap requirements! The little dragonfly will have to become some kind of charm or clip for my planner as it's just too cute. I really appreciate the resend as it gave me an opportunity to see your lovely work and "take a lesson" from it (though I'm sorry for your trouble). I will definitely enjoy using everything you sent in my crafting. Yes, the napkins will come in handy for collaging/decoupaging as well. I was initially a bit confused as your separate nice note card arrived two days ago, before the pocket letter package :-). I hope you are feeling better! Heartfelt thanks once again!
Response: I forgot to put the note and goodies in with the pocket letter...oops! You are very welcome. I am glad that you enjoyed everything. Yes, thank you, I am feeling better.
Comment: Thank you so much. Don't worry about time, things happen. I love the green bling! I LOVE the card! Coffee is a good theme for the color. I'm glad your surgery, minor or not, went well, and hope things are well for you going forward. Take care, and thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad that received everything. I am feeling better, thank you.
Comment: LOVE the beautiful ATCs that you made! I love to read, so the book one is super special! (P.S. I would have rated the same for your original collage of your thoughts on August!) And the extras were fabulous as well!
Response: Glad you love the ATC. Thank you for understanding.
Comment: OMG! Donnamarie! This is by far my favorite ATC received - evah! I love her! I thought Dyan's new stamps were a little larger than ATC size.. but you made it fit, perfectly! Thank you for Ms. Sassy Glasses :-) Thank you also for the extra stamped Dyan pieces. You should consider "stepping out of your box" (as you put it), more often! THANK YOU. Hearts, hearts, hearts!
Comment: Awesome love the backgrounds you sent to me. It is really cool to see how same instructions turned out so different. Im putting mine into card sheet protector to see how all of them are different. Thanks oh love .... the extras. thanks
Response: Glad you liked the back ground. I like doing them. Them never look the same.
Comment: Okay, your REAL rating is 100 and I think maybe 200 hearts. Holy cow! I mean, there just kept being more and more and more and more GREEN!!!! And I LOVE green!!! And that's genius what you did with the envelope! Can I possibly get across to you how fabulous it was to open this? I really don't think I can, but just SOOOOOO fabulous! OMG! Made my day. Possibly my week!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Comment: I have good news and bad news. Bad news is the envelope you sent me was soaked. ☹️ All the cute papers and things inside were wet. Luckily you put the ATC in that little baggie cause that kept it dry!!! So the good news is I LOVE the ATC you sent, so cute!!! Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday so I’m trying to dry the cute papers out. 😊
Response: I am so sorry that the papers got wet. I don't remember which Halloween paper I send, but If you can send me a photo of the papers to my email, I will try to find them in my stash and resend them.
Comment: Wonderful! I used the same paper pad for this swap, but my card was completely different. I love g45. Thank you for the extras and the dog chip board, I think I have good use for that already. Happy crafting!
Response: I also love Graphic 45.I love vintage and Graphic 45 is so vintage. Glad you liked it.
Comment: Hi Donnamarie, Thanks so much for the great CAT ATC!! I love it!! Thanks for the extra background papers. It is great swapping with you. I am enjoying these ABC swaps!! I hope I get you for a partner again soon where I can send to you!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your list with me. I also know what it is like to have family overseas and getting us all together is a major achievement. Enjoy the cookies and turkey. Merry Christmas to you.
Response: Thank you. You have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.