Comment: Thanks for the pretty note and the 2 FLOW postcards! I love FLOW magazine, though they seem almost too pretty to use. It is true... the little things are important! Saw a wonderful little fox today. Happy New Year with Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: What a great graphic ATC! I love the stitching on it. Wearable art class? That sounds like so much fun! I envisioned a bunch of people parading around in Kentucky Derby regalia after reading your note and it made me smile. Thank you!
Comment: Hi Esther, Yes the winters even in southern Illinois can be brutal at times. If you ever make it to Illinois we will have to plan a meet up. Hope your thumb and index finger have healed, burns are so painful!!
Hubby and I got out and walked today even though the wind chill was in the 30's. Wouldn't have been too bad if that wind would have died down!! I am ready for spring but no matter what the rodent says (LOL) southern Illinois always seems to have 6 more weeks of winter except in some unusual years!! Loved the ATC, so creative, thanks so much and for the note. Hope we swap again soon!
Comment: Hi Esther! I'm simply in love with your magpie journal! I love that you buy books so you can cut them up for your art--I do the same! Your little 'letters' throughout the journal were lovely and your sweet origami treasures were wonderful! Your journal is simply beautiful and I hope we are partnered again soon. Thank you so much for creating something so very special.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cutouts... and the envie ! I feel so lucky to receive so many, I loved the little pumpkin in the hat. Very cool
I am playing the find Freddie and Lisa Best envie ever
Comment: Hello Estther!
Such a nice photo of the whole cast of Toy Story! Looks like a class picture, if I may so. Glad to know a fellow Nick Bantock fan. Thank you for the card and have a wonderful day likewise!
Comment: Oh Esther!!! Thank you for this wonderful "travel" fabric zine!!!! I love all the pockets, fabric labels from your own clothing, postcards and embroidery! This swap deserves 5 stars. Thank you for the happy mail! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks for the great Pelican Zine! I love the little origami pelican and the envie too! When I was visiting my sister, in FL, we were on a wharf and noticed a pelican had caught a baby shark, but hadn't swallowed it yet. The shark had gotten it's teeth into the side of the pelican's beak and would not let go. After a long fight, the pelican shook the shark out of it's mouth, and quick as a wink, the shark dove down and escaped. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: What a great story! Thanks for sharing it with me.
Comment: Esther, your zine is just lovely. I learned so much! Your washi tape accent and the sweet little origami pelican really brought everything to life. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in to create something so nice. I love it!
Response: Thanks. I had a lot of fun making this first zine.
Comment: I am really sorry for rating 3 years and a half after the swap was sent... Please check my profile to read why. You are a great swapper and the ornament felt tree that you sent me in 2008 is on my christmas tree even now! Again, I am really sorry for rating so late.
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous yarn bomb!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Can't wait to put it up, just have to find a really perfect place for it! Thank you thank you thank you, and I hope that you continue yarnbombing and making your town beautiful!
Comment: Thanks for the Disney card. It will be great in my collection. Don't you just love art festivals. We have a couple of local ones that I attend. I used to do craft shows, but I am now happy with Swapbot and swapping pcs and atcs.
Comment: LOVE the pen ramble! I am very into pens, particularly fountain pens. There are still some Petit1 on JetPens.com (I am going to miss them when they are completely gone). My favorite address pen is the Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen - Extra Fine (also JetPens). And JetPens does have the Hi-Tec-C.
Response: Thanks for the tip. Received my pen pack yesterday. Couldn't be happier.
Comment: Thanks for the comments, I feel rather silly saying I have more than the store, but it probably the truth......I reaaly don't care to make ATC's, did with a local group for a while........just love making cards.
Comment: Thank you so much- loved everything from the Mail Art envie (posted it on my blog!), to the 'Owl Post' cards, the used postage, & the tea was a nice touch also. Thanx for reinstating my faith in Swap-bot, it's been awhile since I've gotten a good swap partner. :)
Comment: Esther - it's gloomy, gloomy, gloomy here today with snow in the forecast, and then I open the mailbox and find a blooming postcard - thank you. I love how you used wavy pieces - really made it an interesting PC.
Comment: What a great card! Love the colors, love the style! I have a friend who taught English in Taiwan for a year, I saw lots of great photos of the festivals. She's a 6 foot tall blond lady, she stuck out like a sore thumb, but her students loved her!
Comment: Hi Esther- thanks for the lovely letter. Your printing is beautiful! The synchronized swimming activities of your daughters sound exciting- and glittery! Take care! Oh - and thank you for the postcard - the colors are lovely. Hope your trip goes well.
Comment: Thank you very much- I received the package some time before Christmas but instead of telling me it was here the kids placed it under the tree and I opened it Christmas Morning.It was a nice surprise- sorry for the delay in rating you- hope you had a lovely holiday.
Response: My kids would do the same. We're so blessed.
Comment: I loved it so much, that when I pulled it from the envelope it made me go "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooo!" then I found the lovely little extras! Too cute!
Thanks for putting so much into it! It was a joy to recieve!!
Comment: Thanks for the nice note and sizzix diecuts! I don't think I could ever have too many dies- I discovered the MAMBI dies recently and have been picking up them one by one - but I too love the scalloped tags best because it is so versatile! Thanks for swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the adorable bluebird! I love the way you decked him out in his finest jewels! :) So cute. I'll put you on list for Cap'n Nemo and will contact you when he's ready to head your way. :)
Comment: Nice little book! I lie the various papers and dry embossed items.I, too, go through periods when I Sizzix everything in sight - and then store them for later. I especially liked your letter with a kitten looking through a telescope - very cute! I'll have to keep my eye out for it! Thanks for swapping!