Comment: Thank for joining the swap, I really liked this questions, mainly because I enjoyed reading the answers for it. I went to Chicago last summer to visit my son who moved there in the fall of 2018. I loved it. I was in downtown loop area.
Response: You are welcome. glad to loved Chicago. I miss it greatly.
Comment: Thank you for the cards. Both are great choices! Love the blue butterfly playing in the lavender flowers. The gems card has fun colors. I love teal, pink and purple togeather. Stay safe and happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked them. Stay safe. Keeping swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and vintage valentines boy and girl.
(sorry for the late rating. I am very embarrassed, as your card fell between my craft desk and filing cabinet:-/ ) I hope your able to forgive me. Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: I am so sorry it took me forever to rate you. This got stuck in between my washer and dryer and I just found it!!! It is such a beautiful PC of Rothenburg Germany. I love it and appreciate it so much!!! I hope you are getting through this quarantine with as few difficulties as possible. Take care!!💓💓💓
Response: Don't worry about the late rating. The quarantine has put a new spin on everything. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly PC. I love candles also but I can't light them because I'm afraid my cat would burn the house down. She loves to slap things off of tables just to see them fall. She's such a brat. Have a great day and stay safe!
Comment: Oh I miss shopping! Hugs and kisses too, especially my granddaughter. When I get to see her I'm never going to put her down. Oh Ice cream! The ice cream place that we always go to would have opened this week. It's a small place that's outdoors and they always have a line at the order window. Stay safe.
Response: Send some ice cream this way. You stay safe also.
Comment: This is such a lovely ATC! I love the color combination and the pearls make it stand out all that much more. Thank you so much!
Also, props to your granddaughter Jazzy! She's got a fabulous name, if I do say so myself.
Extra thanks for the extras!
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you liked the heart. Don't tell anyone but Jazzy is my favorite of the 4 granddaughters....her name fits her as I am sure it fits you. Have a great day.
Comment: I do like the ATC, nice work. However it was sent (postmarked) Feb 26, more than 2 weeks after the deadline of Feb 10, with no communication to say why it was late. You also marked sent on Feb 10, which feels dishonest if you didn't actually send it for weeks afterwards. I do appreciate the card but I feel this is the most accurate rating. Sorry and I wish you the best for future swaps.
Response: I am glad you liked the ATC. I can understand the rating.
Comment: Hi Donnamarie.. I have changed your rating. Thank you for sending the butterfly ATCs. Very pretty :-) Love the colors :-)
I know you reached out on Jan 19 and said the ATC was returned and you would pop back in the mail on Jan 21 (after the holiday). It is now Feb. 23, and the ATC still has not reached me. I'm terribly sorry, but I must rate a "1".
Response: I understand 100%. I have the first butterfly completed and it is sitting on my desk. The second butterfly ATC card is half finished. Thank you for being so patient with me. I will miss being in your swapping groups and swapping with you.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I work with a guy that was stationed in Germany when he was in the Army and he has spoken of the Christmas Markets before, he was excited to see this card come in the mail!! Glad to hear you had good news regarding your health last month!!!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you and your co-worker liked the postcard. Thank you for the best wishes.
Comment: Hello! Thank you for your wonderful postcard. I greatly appreciate it! I will be sharing it on my Instagram page (trishaspostcards) as well as on my Facebook page (Trisha's Postcards). I hope you have a wonderful day and happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked the postcard.
Comment: I grew up in the Central Valley of California where it gets very hot. I still drink tons of water. I think I become more dehydrated though in the winter with all the heaters drying out my skin. However, hot tea and cider are really nice. Thank you for the awesome PC!
Comment: Oh my goodness... thank you so much for such a sweet card!! Thank you for your service as a nurse!!! School is definitely a lot of work, but I'm not giving up!! I honestly am loving it so far. I hope you have a very happy Valentine's day!!
Response: You are welcome. Stay with it girl, it's well worth the work. Happy Valentine's Day.
Comment: (⊃｡•́‿•̀｡)⊃━☆ﾟ.*･｡ﾟ Thank You Donnamarie beautiful Christmas card. I love plaid and glitter! The blank peacock notecard is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you. Blessings to your and your family. 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз xoxo Lora
Response: you are very welcome Lora. Glad you liked the Christmas card and the peacock. Have a Merry & Bright Christmas.
Comment: Thank you for such a fun zine!...my fav is Rudy the car....we named my car in college "The Moo" which was the name of an album of my favorite band at the time..they only made two records...lol...anyway..very colorful zine! cheers!...
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked it. I also named my car, actually i named everyone of them.
Comment: Awesome napkins! Thank you so much! We had friends over for dinner tonight and one of them grabbed up a napkin that I had already used part of. She got the funniest look and asked, "Why is there a hole torn out of the middle of your napkin?" LOL! She wouldn't understand.
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you liked them.
Comment: SWEET! Love the texture. I would like to do this swap again. There are a lot of techniques I would borrow from other senders! I really love all these backgrounds, thank you. Good thing I never rate down for tardiness. 😉 😁 💖 💖 💖
Response: You are welcome. Glad you like them. I also like doing them and hope they continue.
Comment: I truly enjoyed reading your travel bucket list. I would also love to take a visit to Heaven. I think often about what it will be like there. :) Thanks for the extras, too! Happy swapping (and traveling!).
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you enjoyed my bucket list.
Comment: All kinds of adorableness here, Donnamarie! I love everything about this gorgeous cupcake, starting with the ah-mazing collage And i agree...can't have a cupcake without a cuppa...it's just a wonderful rolo.
Comment: Hi Donnamarie, Yay! I love the fall altered index card you made for me. It's so cute and festive. I love the images and colors. Thank you😊 Loving that goldfinch notecard too. They are so fun to watch. Thanks also for the extra goodies as well!
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad you like everything.
Comment: Donna, I hate to do this, but I am going to have to give you a 3 rating - :-(
I wish you had contacted me about this being late. I don't normally mind a day or two late, but this was mailed 9 days late! I do not have any messages from you regarding this being late. The last message I have from you is dated June..
Also, for future reference when you make a rolo... if you do not know the hole placement, I prefer that you do not put any holes in the card. The rolo in the picture is actually a Memory dex card. Much smaller dimensions (4x4 I think, I don't use them) than the Large Rolo :-( The correct ones will have to be put in now so I can store it with my rolos, and more of the precious design will be missing (so sad). It's such a beautiful Rolo.. I hate losing more of the design :-(
Unfortunately, due to your recent ratings... I am going to have take you off the Artisan ATC group as well. Groups are supposed to be safe places, where you will not be flaked on. It would be unfair to leave you in the group knowing that you have flaked on several swaps. Please bring your rating up again, and I would be happy to reinstate you as a group member. I have enjoyed swapping with you.
Sincerely, Leslie Carter
Response: I am so very sorry that I did not contact you to let you know it was going to be late. Thank you for the information on holes for the rolos. I am glad that you liked the design on it.
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.