Comment: Thank you for the great little pumpkin painting. I love it! Just wanted to note that there was postage due but my mail person didnt charge me for it. Just wanted to let you know in case someone else's postal worker isn't as nice as mine.
Comment: The first swap you sent was not in a box or wrapped, but you did send very nice items and very nice extras. There was postage due on the swap as well, but my mail lady took care of the cost. You graciously offered to send a replacement swap and did so promptly. Everything was perfect with the resend except you sent me a recipe card which is on my dislike list, but no biggie; I can pass it on. Thank you for the nice items you sent, your kindness, and open communication.
Comment: Yay! Great partner, great atc! Love the blue jellyfish that wash up sometimes at Galveston and the flotillas of them you see from the bolivar ferry... yours is a beautiful fantasy jellyfish ! Great black and white choice! Thanks again!!
Comment: Hey! I love this ATC. Your use of pen and is it water color? Is really beautiful. I love sunflowers. I’m sorry you are having ugh bad air quality there. My sister and parents have been miserable with the smoky haze. We had a day here this week that was really Smokey. The AQI was 136 but it’s slowly getting better and today is only about 56 which is nice.You all need some rain to help clean that air. I hope it gets better soon. Hugs!
Response: Hi there! Yes, it is watercolor over ink. I'm glad you like it. Still smokey but getting better here and there. Sprinkles of rain have me doing a rain dance today. Hugs!
Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rating! I got this monday, but my internet connection has been horrible this week that I just kept putting it off so I wouldn't have to deal with quasi-dial up speeds haha! Great ATC and goodies, thank you!
Comment: Kathryn, I'm so in love with anything Papyrus--this notepad is really cute. Speaking of cute, the seahorse card is SO cute; embossing makes everything special ;+) Thank you so much for delivering some sunshine to my mailbox on this rainy afternoon.
Comment: Hello Kathryn
I received your great cups joe Atc ♥️and many many extras♥️.
What a touching story you shared. I love it and plan to copy and share with my son in law whom is a teacher and a few other teacher friends I have. Thank you for sharing. 🤗
Comment: Hello and thank you for the wonderful ATC. I like it very much. I enjoyed reading your note too. I used to ride as well and I wonder why I'm not riding any more. Like, why didn't I make it a priority over say, mailart. LOL. Are you a landscape architect? Your handwriting is pretty spectacular. Thanks again and I'm enjoying your swaps!
Response: NO, I'm a teacher :) THanks for joining my swaps! I have lots more up right now so join in! Take great care and have a wonderful day!
Comment: Beautiful work...the Japanese stamp is lovely as is your drawing color and shading... thank you for signing it... I like to see that in this sort of swap... thank you for the swap the atc and those wonderful stamps ... look forward to future swaps !
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC! This is quite interesting as I'm originally from the Philippines and didn't know there was an ancient script. Very enlightening and will definitely do some google-ing :-) Thank you.
Received my cat swap today and was so very pleased. Thank you for all included. Such a nice variety of feline items. To keep or give the post card? Hard decision. Great idea for a swap. Thanks for hosting.
Comment: Hello Kathryn
Received your dog ATC mail art and surprise thank you for the awesome swap. I do have a fur baby her name is Lily Rose. She is shitz shu black and white and has the black mask like a raccoon. She is a true lap dog.
Response: Awww, Lily Rose....send a photo next time we swap and I'll send you one of Luna. Lap dogs rule!
Comment: As always, your work is so beautiful. Thank you for this fantastic Frida card. I love her! And thank you for the cute coffee stamps too! I really enjoyed this swap. I made my partner a couple of Loteria inspired ATC’s. It was so fun! Thank you for being such a great host and partner.
Response: You are very welcome, Micah! I am so glad you like her. This was a fun swap.
Comment: Hi! I had only realised that my address has not been updated when the partners has been assigned... this means I won't be getting your ATC but I feel I should rate you a 5. Just a pity... unless there is still a chance you haven't sent it out yet...
Response: I did send it. Sorry. Please message me your new address.
Comment: Thank you so much for the postage stamp ATC! The punching on the edges is super cute and totally adds to the stamp illusion. What a creative idea!
This was definitely one of my favorite swaps I've participated in, so thank you for organizing such a fun one.
Thank you for the creative ATC for the artist to swap. Thank you for all your extra’s inside the package as well. I really liked the pearl essence on black and hand drawn palette/brush.
Comment: Background and green strip were perfect backgrounds for these stamps ... beautiful Michigan stamp sets a great mood ... the “Chautauqua” stamp I’ve never seen but it is just great... can you tell I love stamps! Thanks for the atc and the swap idea
Comment: Frame worthy!! Tell me what mediums you used, please. Love!
Response: For the background: gelatos, india ink, white out and watercolor. Then the orchids are watercolor pencil. All on watercolor paper. Obviously I cut out the orchids and overlayed them. I am so glad to hear you like it. I loved making it, it's very outside my box and I ended up loving it too. I framed yours and have been staring at it for days! I love it. Let's do this again soon!
Comment: This is a wonderful swap for me of course! My favorite flower. Your mini art work is lovely and I thank you for it and my cut out hibiscus... thanks as well for that note card ... great swap all around .. you are a great hostess
Comment: WHAT!? This card is so cute!!!! I love sock monkeys and this stuffed crow with his sweet button eye is perfect. You are always impressing me.Thank you so much. Thank you for asking about my husband. He’s leaving on Tuesday so I really did slow down on swaps this time. LOL! We are used to these kinds of separations since we’ve been a military family for about 8 years. The plan is to continue swapping but only join if i can complete the art piece before the sign up date.
Comment: Thank you for this awesome Tiki ATC. I love it and the extras are great and I will put them to good use. I’ve been thinking of you and hope you are doing well. I keep trying to slow down on swapbot in antipation of my husband leaving town in a few days. My kids will out number me. LOL! But I can’t seem to stop swapping so you will probably see me continue to sign up for your swaps. LOL!
Comment: Thank You. In the future, I’m pretty sure postage to Canada for the size and thickness of the envelope you sent is only two stamps or even one stamp plus an extra ounce stamp! More $ for supplies!
Comment: Seriously. What do you do for work? Because I hope it’s art related!!!! You are blessed. Love my dragonfly card. Talent x infinity!!!!
I am a substitute teacher....becoming certified. I am also an author and artist. My website is getting a make over and a long overdue update, but for now, ou can see some old stuff. :)
Comment: Gorgeous! I wish now I had drawn something this special for you... colors are perfect for the background paper.. but I especially like the white lines you added... thank you so much for this work of art and for this great swap!
Comment: Thank so much for all the extras in the package and your ATC’s with the hand lettering and drawing were so artistic. 👩🏻🎨. Since I’m brand new to this swap site, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprise.
Comment: Kathryn, thank you so much for this beautiful card and envelope. I love opening my mailbox and seeing mail from you. I think itâ€™s wonderful that you are doing an art show and Iâ€™m really excited for you! Iâ€™m sure it will be amazing.
Comment: Oh my word. The note card with my name in very special calligraphy; the extras, and the gorgeous ATC!!!! Your talent (and everything about your envelopes, note, etc) is spectacular! You get a â™¥ï¸ x infinity!!!
Comment: â¤ï¸ x 1 million. This is a gorgeous card with the christmas paper collage, strawberry and Rumi quote (a favorite). I am going to drive you crazy with my comments on your handwriting. It is amazing. If handwriting was a profession, you would be the superstar standard! thank you so much. And thank you for hosting all the swaps that you do -- they are some of my favorites!! You're amazing.
Comment: I am over the moon. First of all, I am a daughter of a schoolteacher and handwriting/printing is very important to me. I may have told you that before. I LOVE YOUR HANDWRITING. And then your card!! How did you do this daisy? I love it. It's gorgeous. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Response: Fabric paint then mod podge dimensional magic in the middle. :)
Comment: I think you read my mind...I was just talking about getting some tobacco! The little rose quartz sphere will be perfect for my mini altar box on my desk at work. The lotus flat stone I put in a clay dish I have with all my other inspirational coins & trinkets. I just love to grab one randomly & see which one I get & play with it ;) Resins ( I appreciate the added instructions) smell wonderful. The wheel of sabbats is very special! It is going right up above my altar at home. Thank you so very much for a magical box of treasures. I enjoy your swaps so much & just love looking around my home & seeing all the items & thinking about the blessings we are all spreading around to each other. Its really cool! <3
Comment: Dear Kathryn.
I had such a happy afternoon opening up my swap from you. This is by far the best swap I have received. I love the holiday ATC and the Smurf ATC is just toooo adorable. THANK YOU for reading my profile so well.
Thanks also for the sticker sheet and of course the stunning clear stamp. I LOVE IT ALL.
Then the Uber neat handwriting and the most beautifully decorated envelope - thank you!
Wish I could give you five hearts. ðŸ’šðŸ’šðŸ’šðŸ’šðŸ’š
Lots of love
Response: Happiest of holidays Cindy-Anne. I had hoped it would be special.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely tea and the perfect bracelet. Indian Agate is probably exactly what I need right now - I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate this gift. A thousand more hearts to you. xoxo
Response: I am so glad! I recently got an Indian agate bracelet and loved it so much I went in search of them for some friends' gifts. When I found them, I got you one too! Enjoy!
Comment: Thanks especially for both poems, and for the many great quotes, and the nice note. The envelope was great, too -- I imagine the mailman got a kick out of it too! It was a very special package, and this has been a really great swap. Happy swapping!
Comment: What a cute skating bear! Thanks for the Atc and thank you for all the goodies of die cuts and little treasures! What fun-thanks for sharing and Have a Happy Holiday Season! Oh and not to make you jealous but it snowed here Monday and now again today-I no longer have to dream of a white Christmas-I'll send those vibes your way!
Response: Ha ha! Glad you got snow. I smell snow in the air today...we should have it soon! Still jealous! Happy holidays!
Comment: I also love Mary O. she has a big new "collected" book and a review I read especially noted Wild Geese. I'm not much a Stafford fan and I feel that adopted people who so long for important biological parents surely have been insufficiently loved by their adopted parents --which is very sad. Carry on with writing poetry & publishing it.
Comment: thank you for the cute ATC. I got the stamps from ebay a few years back, mostly for postcrossing postcard swaps, because a lot of my foreign pen pals like the non-adhesive stamps. I used up the larger denominations, but still have a bunch of smaller denominations. I put them into use here b/c envelops got more space for stamps. A lot ebay shops sell stamps at a discount, depending on the face value and designs.
Response: Awesome! I'll check it out! Have a wonderful day and thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Oh my gosh. 1) love the envelope. I didn't even want to open it!!! 2) The the card! It's absolutely gorgeous -- and will be a treasured part of my collection you are a true artist! 3) holy smokes! I LOVE THIS MAGNET TOO!!! You spoiled me. Im the one that should be sending you magnets! You most the most amazing swaps. Thank you very much!
Response: You are so welcome! I have you as a partner for 2 more swaps, so keep an eye out! :)
Comment: once again I hit the
"swap-bot jackpot!" this card is so creatively lovely....love the subtle colors and quote...so happy it's mine...thank you as well for the excellent extras note and especially the Wyeth stamp....great swap thanks for hosting...
Comment: Thanks so much for this monthsâ€™s copy of Poets & Writers; I never get to indulge in that publication anymore. And I so appreciate Billy Collinsâ€™ collection-Sailing Alone Around the Room (â€œMarginaliaâ€ is one of my favorite poems.), as well as your own collection, Spiritus. Iâ€™ve only read the Preface and, in a nod to bibliomancy, â€œSnapshots,â€ but Iâ€™m already moved and excited! â¤ï¸
Comment: Your rainy day card was super. I love coffee cards so even better. Your package was astounding. coffee, journals. do dad! and more. I was having a rainy day so it came on a good day. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable PEANUTS atcs! I love them so much <3 I'm like Charlie Brown when I'm in front of my mailbox XD Your Woodstock atc is so adorable! I can't draw birds, even cartoon ones :P
Comment: Your handwriting is divine!!! This ATC is beautiful in every detail. I love the colors. Your note is beautifully written and heartfelt.
But then to top it off you send me my very first gorjuss girl stamp!!!! Iâ€™m humbled and grateful to be the recipient!!! You are very generous. Thank you!!!!
Comment: Hi Kathryn. Thank you for the great ATC and all of the extras that you sent me. You must be a cat person too. I really like the adorable cat stickers. The fortune teller fish is really cool. It shows that I am passionate. I will have fun using this at Thanksgiving! ðŸ˜‰ Thanks again!
Comment: Hi Kathryn! Thank you so much for all the thoughtfully chosen papers you sent to fulfill this swap! Love love love the 'wave' papers and the vintage book pages will be put to good use in my collage art!
Comment: Thanks zo much Kathryn! I love the bright yellow envie and all the fun fish you made me! Oh and the calender, itâ€™s super cute! Love all the extraâ€™s, canâ€™t wait to use it all:) Thanks!
Have a great weekend!
Comment: Thank you so very much for my LP, I love it all, The candles, Indian corn, potholders, leaves, napkins, the aroma package(so festive!) the beautiful Card and Loved the wooden crate it was all sent in!!!!! You truly made my day special!!! Thanks for joining my swap and I hope you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Response: YAY! Enjoy! Happy grateful, blessed and turkey season!
Comment: Always happy to swap with you, you make beautiful ATCs and hosts the best swaps! Thanks for agreeing to a private swap with me, these ATCs are going to my special collection. Yours is in my bag and they are heading to the post office tomorrow. Thank you sweet! â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤
Response: Ah, thanks! I look forward to getting the ones from you. Til then, take the best care!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful autumn meditation. I put it in my art journal. Your leaves have been put into my leave press until I decide what to do with them. Often I paint them then use them in my art. Thank you for being my partner for this swap.
Comment: Hi Katy
Received your great ATC and quote.
I just love that ribbon. I had some of it and used it on my Grandson Dr. Seuss book I gave my Grandsons when they graduated High school. We use to read them those books when they were little.
Comment: Hello Kathryn
Thank you so much for your beautiful Autumn Envelope Book that you created and filled for me. I loved your message and your handwriting is absolutely gorgeous. I loved the variety of supplies you included in the Envelope Flip Book. The supplies will come in handy.
Response: Oh good! I'm thrilled you will enjoy it!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! The teas both sound delicious & I look forward to trying them. The spell & recipe are both very much what I need at the moment, so they will certainly be used. I love the homemade stickers and will definitely keep an eye out for your swaps. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome fleur de lis painting and lemon magnet! I really loved them both. I'd never thought of making a magnet out of one of my drawings, but I might try that in the future. I will be sending your package soon! Take care!
Comment: Indeed, we must keep meeting like this! I love the sloth ATC! I had a fear of sloths in the past but after the movie Zootopia I've loved them ever since. I think they are super cute now! You should watch a Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba7rRfKIHxU
about a slouth crossing the road and I believe I can fly is playing. So funny!
Comment: aaAAaAaaH! you sent me a patch! I love the monkey card and sticker too of course! I'm going to sew the monkey onto my patch jacket in the morning! You're the best!
(how can i give 10 hearts?!)
Comment: I love my moose mail!! Especially since I am stuck inside after falling down the stairs. What a pick me up, definitely sticking my ground me on this one. Told my daughter it's off limits and all mine. Thank you!!!! Yours to come as soon as I can get out of this house. ðŸ˜€
Response: I'm so sorry to hear you've taken a fall! Feel better, mend quickly. I'm glad you liked your things...I love moose and they are hard to find. Don't worry about getting mine out in a rush. Just do it when you feel better. I'm not going anywhere. Take gentle care.
Comment: is this your HANDWRITING? I could look at that all day. you print beautifully. as the daughter of a one-room school teacher, I truly appreciate it.
The teapot card is SO CUTE and where on earth did you find such a cute stamp? I love the stacked teacups too. Thank you also for the extras.
Response: Hi there! Yes, it's my handwriting. The stamps can be purchased at any US post office....just ask for odd denominations of stamps like 21 cents etc. They will show you what they have. I'm so glad you like it. Enjoy!
Comment: Loved the ATC thank you! I too love Rory & Logan, but am more of a Lorelai Luke girl myself ðŸ’–. I loved the follow up episodes and hope they bring out more! I know it received a lot of mixed reviews but Ive always like sequels & fully understand they are never going to be as great as the original! Thanks for the goodies as well!
Comment: Mermaid greetings,
Wow what a neat swap that you sent! Such neat ideas to share too. You must have a Cricut to die cut those mermaids. I really liked them. I've never seen Mermaid washi tape either. Can I ask where you found it?
Thank you for being my partner.
Thank you for hosting such a neat swap.
Thank you for your creativity:-)
I'm do glad you liked it...yes, a die cutter and as for washi, some was sent to me so I shared and the other I found in a little nook and cranny shop out of town...can't remember what it was called--sorry! So glad you liked everything!
Comment: Kathryn, I must say you have made me a 100% cat lover. Your package of cat goodies are all so precious. Really, can't wait to use everything. I feel like it's Christmas already. From the stickers, coloring pages, cards, postal stamps which am new on collecting stamps. OMG on the Cat ATC, many thanks for everything. AnnaL.
Comment: Oh Kathryn, I opened this and took a quick trip up north! The fragrance brought me back to hiking w my GS troops. I was a leader for 39 years and retired to Fla 5 years ago. Thank you for the wonderful flashback . I have the box on my table and hope it stays fragrant for awhile!
Response: Oh yay! I was so nervous that it wouldn't travel well. Glad you got it and liked it! Kind of a fun swap!
Comment: Hi Kathryn Thanks so much for the cute parcel today. I loved the ATC - I could not draw a box without a ruler. The card, the bookmark and the stickers just made my day. Hope we swap again sometime soon. Pat
Comment: As long as your name is on the package, I know it will always be something special to me. This one is no different, welcome to the HP fandom! Once you're here, you never leave! AND ITS PAINFUL! SO PAINFUL! But less painful with you there <3 Thank you again for being you and creating this swap for me!
Comment: What an awesome box! (And you're right, of course -- an altar is a very personal thing. I haven't quite decided how to decorate it yet, but I will charge it as I do.)
Oh, and inquiring minds (at least the one attached to the body putting things back in the box) how did you get it all to fit? LOL
Thank you so much! You rock!
Comment: Thank you Kathryn. Very nice ATC. Just a little note, next time, you may want to write the swap name on the note or on the ATC itself. I had to search for a while to find which swap you were in! Thanks again!
Comment: Thank-your for your generosity and artistic expression. I love both ATC's. The watercolour, although probably not intended, reminds me of an MRI of a brain - paired with a cerebral quote, it is really great.
Comment: Really nice ATC I love the use of the real flowers â¤ï¸
Response: O thank heavens, I was worried that laminating it took away from it. I don't think I'll do that again, but the flowers were so delicate modge podge ripped them apart. Anyway, I'm glad you like it.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and for personalizing it and the envelope with things I love! :) You are the very first person to give me an ATC, and I am excited to start collecting and trading them! The extras you sent were super sweet too!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you liked everything! ATC's are my new found love as well. I've got about 20 now and they are all hung on my wall... I love how unique each one is. Have fun!
Comment: Thanks for the super cute ladybug ATC!! Love the raised ladies. :) And the quote is nice too! AND.... The seal on the back of the envie is SO COOL. Also!! I don't know how I forgot to mention the seed packet, it brings me back to my childhood as we had some of those exact flower growing wild by our side fence, and I loved them. Memories!! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you so very much for all of the wonderful DaVinci Tarot Cards. I absolutely love them! You are a sweetheart for the printouts of the Astrology Cards as well. They are really cool and I have never seen them before. I hope you had fun with the swap. Thanks so much for joining and a very special swap. -Vanne
Response: Aw, thank you. I'm glad you liked them. Blessings!
Comment: Lovely ATC! I love the quote and the colors you chose. Thanks for organizing the swap. It was very fun. I was born in Yakima back in the day, but I don't remember anything about it because I moved to Olympia when I was very small. Have a great week. Karen
Comment: Wow. I'm stunned at how above and beyond you went on this swap! Not only did you put together a beautiful package, but there was so much love and care put into it...you really picked items that suited me. :) P.S. you have the most PERFECT penmanship I've ever seen. ha ha! Anyone who swaps with you should count themselves lucky!!! <3 Thank you for joining my swap, and I hope you receive as nice a package from your partner.
Response: I am so glad to hear this....I wanted that package to be so useful and special to you. I really tried to "feel" what you might like. Many blessings to you!
Comment: Very awesome ATC! It didn't mail well unfortunately though, I think they put it through the machine even though it said nonmachinable. Thank you for the lovely extras as well, much appreciated! :)
Response: I'm sorry they machined it! Sometimes, they suck at processing....is it ok or should I send another?
Comment: Thank you very much! I Really loved the Bukowski quotes and they will probably become a bookmark for quite a while. And thanks for the stickers, what an unexpected surprise!
Also (and quite random...sorry...) I find your handwriting extremely cool, in France we are so not used to people writing like this, we learn with script/cursive and it can definitely get ugly!
Have a great summer!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely packet and note, sadly the first hasn't show up (as yet) so appreciate the re-send.
Response: Please see message I sent you via swapbot. I am re-sending int he morning. I'm pretty sure it just hasn't arrived yet as it was coming from the U.S.A. It's taken a long time for me to get international packages....sometimes up to 2 months! I will re-send anyway and eventually you can have twice the goods. :) Please wait to rate until you receive something? Thanks!
Comment: Oh my, I just ordered the Solar Eclipse stamps online yesterday and then your envelope came and had it - I've been playing with it and didn't even open your envelope right away - thank you for a very nice collection of items!
Comment: Kathryn, what a delightful swap. I thank my lucky stars you were my partner. The timing is especially great as my hubby left yesterday for 2 weeks mission trip overseas so it will be my delight to use some of these items while he is gone. Wish a could give you a bunch more stars.
Response: I'm so glad! Enjoy! Let me know how fun the alcohol inks are!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card. I loved the extras and cant wait to use the sparkly G stickers. I would love to be pen pals and will send you out something this week:) I to love receiving mail.
Comment: **What a Happy Smile...Love all the neat items you got in the Envie** - postcard, paper, Stickers,Ribbon, Love the little Kraft paper envie and the wood Canning Jar... Gives me Some ideas... Thank You very Much ! !
Comment: You deserve at least three stars for all the extra stuff you included! Thank so much for everything! Did you make the tie dyed envelope and paper yourself? I absolutely love them!
I DID make that paper. All you do is layer some shaving cream, drop food color on it, swirl it with a toothpick, lay the paper on and lift it off....scrape away the extra shaving cream left on it with a ruler or knife in one swipe. That's it! Give it a whirl!
Comment: Welcome to Swap bot, your letter was a delight to read enhanced by your easy to read penmanship. Yes, it's odd writing to someone you don't know, but you did a great job. I loved your simply elegant envelope. Look for a reply from me, Doskie
Response: Thanks Doskie! I look forward to hearing from you!
Comment: â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸Your card is simply beautiful! It actually brought tears to my eyes and happiness to my heart. This ones going up on the wall above my craft space. Thank you!â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: I'm so glad you liked it...it's my first one ever.