Comment: This is awesome! I love Frida. She is a great inspiration to keep going and keep trying. I love that you used a clip board. So very clever. Thanks for another fabulous art piece to add to my collection.
Comment: Got the swap today and already have it on its way to the next destination. This particular bag wasn't my style so I passed on the play but hope the next player has fun with it. Thanks for hostessing these swaps as I do have fun with them. Hope one of the 2 I have in play come home soon! lol
Comment: LOVE all the prints, Charlotte! Thank you so much! Gorgeous textures, and I especially love the metallic paints you used. The envelope you sent them is so awesome and creative. Thank you for swapping with me! This was a fun swap. :)
Comment: Hi Charlotte, thanks for this amazing group of cards. Seriously hard to choose a favorite, but the surprise inside and the grunge are so awesome. I love all the Santa things inside the Surprise card. Thanks so much!!!
Comment: WOOPEE! Love, Love, Love I LOVE THEM ALL!!! ... and you get the Full Monty!
50 Hearts, 100 Stars, a Resounding Round of Applause with a Standing Ovation, A Marching Band, Fireworks, a 21 Gun Salute, singing of the Hallelujah Chorus â€¦ all of that and a BAG OF CHIPS! :-) Love them all -- Thank You for an EXCEPTIONAL SWAP!!!
Comment: Received a beautiful envelope today. Turned it over and over again to look at all the details and could not decide where to open it. Thank you for the careful chosen extra's. Truly a wonderful swap. ðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’›â¤ðŸ’šðŸ’•ðŸ’™ðŸ’œðŸ’›â¤ðŸ’šðŸ’•
Comment: It was the purple zentangle thing! Oh, I'm so sorry to have had you send another - I owe you now. For some dumb reason, this just didn't register as a P&P with me. ~~~ Update 6/4 Now your resend has also arrived. I wish I could rate you another heart for this. I really love the bubble printed paper for the envelope.
Response: No worries, I think it didn't register because it wasn't cut and paste like. ; )
Comment: Well, i rated this before but i guess i did not hit save. I am so sorry because i love it and it is beautiful. I am so lucky to have gotten two of your gorgeous art pieces. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Comment: Thank you for the perfect Poe card which I adore. It looks lovely on my shelf with my Poe collection. All the Halloween extras are just perfect for my current projects and it's almost the weekend so I can play!!! Hugs, Mona
Response: I had a ton of fun making this, so glad you like it ; )
Comment: I am so glad I got this card! love love your choice of words...and the great drawing...and colors...the barely there background even the placement of the word...fantastic work...great atc...plus a generous selection of extras...great swap thanks so very much
Response: SO glad you like it.. I just started sketching again after about 10 years. I'm having fun with it.
Comment: Squeeeeee! Oh Charlotte, I can't thank you enough for the beautiful Little Red Riding Hood dotee doll. I adore her! Thanks for your sweet note and the other goodies as well. Hugs, Tracy
Response: SO glad you like her. I tried to make it less storybookish... with my fabric choice, I was afraid that it wasn't "red riding hood" enough. It was my first go at making a cape, so I was very nervous about sending it!!
Comment: Hello Charlotte,
Thank you for your FABULOUS postcard you sent me for this swap. Your postcard fulfills all the requirements of the swap but it is done beautifully. This will be a great addition to my Postcard Collection. Hope we have some more chances to swap with one another. Have a great week and weekend.
Comment: Thanks for the great collaged postcard! I enjoy myself, the most, when I am creating! We do live in an interesting place, where the land meets the sea. We drive around and count deer every day. Go down to the beaches and look for treasures and the sea animals and birds. It's not everywhere, that you look out for bears, before you walk out the door. LOL Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: I love the envelope you decorated! - Thank you so much for the washi samples - I've never seen those designs - and - Super thanks for those extras - Tags, are they called? - and the cute little tickets - I don't have that stuff - so - it's a super treat to receive. Thank you so much for a fabulous swap. Happy day to you.
Comment: I recognised your style as soon as I opened my post box! Very clever layering and use of the "welcome" postcard underneath. Bem vido en Portugal! I have never been to Portugal, though I have visited the neighbouring AndalucÃa and I recommend you add that to your travelling wish list. Food, drink, art, landscape, olives, Flamenco, ahh. Thank you for your two postcards in one day.
Response: You are most welcome!! It is always a pleasure swapping with you. I'm so glad they actually made it there in once piece this time : )
Comment: Thank you for the great ATCs! I just got them today finally in a clear plastic USPS bag with a "We apologize for damaging your mail note". None of the ATCs were harmed, just the envelope was split up the side. Anyway, I'm glad they made it!
Response: Lol split up the side, I wonder if they opened it to see what was inside??
Comment: Lovely cards! Per my PM, be sure to apply sufficient postage!
Response: So glad you like the cards! As far as the insufficient postage, I'll continue to double check to make sure it's up to par. This one must have slipped by. If it ever happens again please let me know, i'll gladly reimburse : )
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm sorry I'm rating this so late. I didn't realize I had not rated. Thank you for the darling little extra embellishment!
I had already rated for the one I rated here so now I have actually received #4. It won't let me re-rate again but I just wanted you to know. I'm sorry for the confusion. Thanks!
Comment: OMG Charlotte! I was definitely not expecting all of this. I wasn't even expecting you to stuff a priority envelope. I named flat things so you'd just have to use one or two stamps just sending a couple of little things. You sent SO MUCH! Now I feel like I didn't send enough fabric, man. Thank you for everything. You clearly put a lot of thought and effort into this package. I really appreciate it and hope you love the fabric I sent you.
Response: I'm so glad that you like my package!! I get a bit carried away when I can't decided what to send or make so no worries at all. I had a blast designing the cards and labels, i'm thinking of offering them in my Etsy shop so it was a good test batch and of course I had to see what various colors looked like : )
Comment: What a wonderful swap! I love all the paper goodies, ribbons, trims and the teeny little wooden spool is adorable! I love how you put this together. Awesome presentation :) Thank you for the little frame brooch and vintage glass button. Love!
Sorry for the rating delay.
Comment: Seriously, Christmas came today. I opened the envelope and found my ATC's and all Santa, are you serious, it made my day, month, and year. I LOVE Santa.I am heading to Hobby Lobby tomorrow for mini easels and am putting these on my mantle. Thank you so much for a great swap and making me smile!!!!
Response: I am so glad u liked the Santas. I tried to match each one to a theme it was pretty cool watching them all come together. I especially enjoyed looking at how different each card turned out.
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for such an amazing altered book! I love the variety of mediums you used and the many clever ways you included your answers to the 100 questions. You were TOO generous on the extras so thank you so much! Thoroughly enjoyed the swap and welcome swaps with you any time. *hugs*
Response: SO, glad you are enjoying my strange creation. I LOVE trying new mediums and I got a bit carried away, as I do with all my art projects! I love making things and being able to share my craft makes me very happy. The extra little bit was a Thank you for taking on the journal swap! I will definitely be in touch to swap again : )
Comment: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! -- Your swap will get listed as one of my FAVORITES!!! Your ATC's look like you took your time and put EFFORT in your creations. You get 50 Stars, a Marching Band, and a STANDING OVATION!! - Again, Thank You for an FANTASTIC SWAP!! - Sincerely, Tish/tishttr1
Response: Thanks a bunch : )
I do put time and great effort into my swaps, they are a reflection of who I am and what I want to share with the word.. "if your going to do anything, do it with passion, or not at all" : )
Comment: I love it. The colors and texture are awesome. I keep looking at it and seeing new things I didn't notice before. The dress form is so cute. I saw one at Joann's and almost bought it but this one is so much better. Thanks
Response: OOOOO I forgot it was being delivered today : ) I'm glad you like it. I wish I had written a bit more about the process. I covered the dress form with some vintage papers, but I didn't want it to be super vintage looking so I didn't add any other inks or dyes, I wanted it to stand out from the box, but also blend in..lol.. I'm crazy you have to forgive me : )
Comment: WOW, seriously the best group of ATC's to date, I love them all. You are
Response: I'm glad you like them : )
I've been pouring myself into art lately, it's been my escape and I think within me there is a trove of talent that I haven't fully tapped!! The ATC A Day swap is helping me dig deeper!
Comment: Lovely cards! I love the one that has the string, the background is yummy! Thanks!!! Love the extra doodle! Your envie was split up the side when I got it, the washi tape held the ATC in but if they werent taped down it would have meant death! Just FYI on that... =) Thanks for hosting a totally fun swap!
Response: LOL.. was it split like someone cut it or like I didn't glue it well : (
Either way i'll continue to tape those suckers in there and add some extra glue just is case.
I'm glad your having fun with this swap.. my collection in coming along nicely, how about yours?
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC you sent me. That was really something different. Only problem was that a piece of the lemon wasn't attached. But that's ok. No biggie. You mentioned that you were sending me two notecards, but there was only one in the envelope. Anyway, the one you sent me was beautiful, almost too pretty to use! Again, thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome composition book! I love how you cut little holes in the pages and layered them. How did you do that? You are so creative! One of my favorite parts is the cover, and I'm amazed that you were able to find a use for all the little pieces you cut out! Thank you!
I also really like the things you sent in the inspiration kit. The ribbon is nice and thin, perfect for ruffling on an ATC! The postcards are really cute. My favorite is the collage postcard. The postage stamps are great to add to my collection too. I love the witty sayings on the pencils too. This is one of the best swaps I have ever received!
Response: HAAAA!! Finding uses for the scraps is a must : ) I'm so glad you like the book. For the layered parts, you just count out some pages, start with a large hole on the first page, then make the hole smaller as you go, until you find a happy point.
Comment: I opened my package this morning and all I can say is WOW! I have a lot to go through, but it looks amazing.... You should be so proud of your work!
Response: I was sitting on pins and needles in anticipation here.. LOL .. Yes there is a LOAD going on in this book so I assume that it will take you a while to go through it all. I do hope that you'll enjoy it though. I am sorta OVER THE TOP, I tried to dial it down : ).. Have you figured out the quote on the front yet?
Comment: Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you Loved the p/l and all the goodies. Wish I had more partners like you who really put time and thought into their letters, loved all the sayings, I can never find things like that, I must be looking in the wrong place. Hoping (praying) we swap again soon! Have a swapping good day!
Response: YAY!! I'm so glad you like the PL. I am new to making them, but I love finding just the right touches ya know that's all the fun!! I know exactly what you mean about the lack of thought in some swaps. I aim to create WIDE MOUTH GRINS with everything that I send. I am always open to private swaps, i'm just a PM away when your ready!
Comment: Holy mother load! I am giddy with happiness. You way over did it and I am super appreciative of your generosity. I would love to do a handmade craft swap of some sort if you are interested. Seriously though, you are awesome. Thanks so much!
Response: I didn't mean to over do it, I just have so much stash, and sometimes I can't stop picking, I love sharing my stash. The inspiration that I get from looking through the masses is great!
Comment: I've never done one of these before and didn't know what to expect. Wow! Yours has a lot of heart in it. Thank you. I'll be braver on my next one. My first one was tame.
Response: Liz, you don't know how glad I am that you didn't say "OMG lady you're crazy" I've been having a rough go lately and im so filled with stress/worry/fear/doubt. Ive been trying to channel that energy in a positive way working on your journel gave me a chance to forget it all. I wanted to send you a more polished book, but it felt complete so I had to let go. Now its your turn to Polish it
:) p.s. I love playing with fire.. its soooo relaxing, does that make me crazy? Ta he, maybe just a bit, huh.
Comment: Wow! Santa arrived early! What an amazing Over the Top envie! Everything is SO amazing - I can't thank you enough -- I didn't know you made that zippy purse - but - when I saw it, my eye immediately went to it - and - I quickly opened it - as I left my make-up bag at the hotel I recently stayed at. I can use it for that, or for a little hand-purse... It's great! You're really a talented seamstress! I wish I could sew! Thank you so much for totally Fabulous swap - and - Super thanks for hosting. Thanks again for Everything. You really do deserve 100 hearts for this swap. Happy day to you. Oh - Super thanks for the bags, too - I really needed those!
Response: Loves it!!! I'm so glad you like the assortment : )
Comment: This is the most beautiful mail art envie EVER! WOW! I loved seeing this in my mail box! I had a hard time deciding how to open it so I wouldn't spoil it's beauty! Thank you so very much! And thanks for all the awesome pieces you tucked in! The envie got even better with all the surprises inside! AMAZING! ! !â™¡ â™¡ â™¡ â™¡ â™¡ â™¡ â™¡ â™¡ â™¡
Response: Im so glad you enjoyed seeing my crazy art in your mailbox. I had so much fun making this one. I tried some new techniques :) I always get a little bit nervous sharing my randomness!
Comment: Hi, feeling a little like it's Christmas, I really love the package you sent. So thoughtful. You totally matched my package to my profile. The ATC's rock and the Santa items make me smile. Thank you so very much!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I know what you mean by this being a challenge. I was mulling over what to do for this swap a good while, too. You did a great job fitting everything in and making it look cohesive. Take care. :)
Comment: I love love love this Tim Holtz pocket letter! Thank you so much for my very first pocket letter to receive. I'm working on mine and can't wait to see how you like it. Thank you!
Response: I am so glad you love it! I always get nervous when I ship a craft that i've never sent before. I am just starting my PL collection, i'm very excited! Hope to see you in some of my other swaps!!
Comment: Thank you so much Charlothe !!!!! I love everything you send me, if I could give you more Hearts I would â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡ thank you again :)
Response: HAPPY DANCE!! I'm so glad you like it. I've set out to make each and every swap OVER THE TOP fun. I haven't done much freehand lately so i'm trying to get back into my random art.. it's so much more fun : )
Comment: Omg! It's so cute!!! I was so excited to see what was in itðŸ˜Š Summer colours are nice! I love what you chose, it's so fun! Thanks again!!! P.s. I guess your never too old to enjoy happy mailðŸ¤“ At least not me. Lol I'm in my 40'sðŸŒº
Response: Happy mail great and your only as old as you choose to be!! I love random mail. Bright packages add a bit of cheer to each day : )
Comment: Hello Charlotte!
The tattered remains of your postcard arrived today: just the back with the text, I'm afraid. I'm sorry your masterpiece was ruined and I could not give it the heart I'm sure it deserved. However, I gave you a star for your hosting prowess!
Update: Thank you for offering to send me another, how kind of you! That's dedication!
Update: Russian/Ukranian, French, IBahasi Indonesian, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, Croatian and Dutch, what a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious postcard of Babel! Thank you for your second postcard, which arrived in immaculate condition today.
Yours, Sonia (SuMay)
Response: Ooo no, I will send you another... maybe this time i'll put it in a clear envelope : )
Comment: Thank you for the likes and comments on my instagram and also for following me. To answer your question, yes I'm enjoying my brother. I make a lot of functional textile art and really like the embroidery feature. Happy Swapping~
Comment: Thank you! I â™¥ the envelope & I like the patterns of the papers you sent me although I am still trying to figure out what they are intended to be used for...? Note: Thanks for letting me know. I don't do ATCs and neither do I swap with those who do so I'll have to see how to put them to use.
Response: lol. The small papers are trading card size, But I use them for lists, little notes, collage, bookmarks, paper piece quilts. If you can't find a use for them, you can always send the to a swap partner that makes ATCs : )
I had to resort to emojis to effectively convey how appreciative I am of the Art Box kit you put together for me! I can't believe that bag--it's amazing! Thank you so much for that, as well as all of the supplies inside! I also love the playing cards box and am so excited to try out a Prismacolor Verithin pencil. I've been eyeing Prismacolor pencils for a few weeks and now I can test one out! Thank you so much for using my profile as a jumping off point for ideas and for challenging me to go outside my crafting comfort zone--I needed to hear that. Luckily, school is out next week, so I'll have some time to get my craft on. Thanks again! (I will cherish that "MAKE" bag forever!!)
Response: HOLY COW!! I was sitting on pins & needles about the bag. I was so nervous about sending it : ).. I love random colors/patterns/style, but you never know how people will respond to your creations right! It took me a bit to come up with an awkward design that I loved, but when I found it, there was an "AH HA moment" ... long story short, I'm really happy that your enjoying it!
Comment: I love the beautiful PC and the lovely envelope that ( finally ) arrived today. Boy the post office really screwed that one up! But all's well that ends well I suppose. Thanks also for the lovely little journal that I will definitely make very good use of.
Comment: Charlotte what a lovely informative postcard on Colorado! Love the Rockies! Thank you for that great quote from Victor Hugo and i think that we are seeing about an Idea whose time has come now in our culture!
Comment: Where is the box for extra hearts? This is one of my favorite Swapbot packages ever, thank you so mcuh! I love everything, and the bag is exactly my style. Now I want to visit your beautiful state!
Comment: I clapped my hands when I found your package after returning from a holiday last night. The tape is exactly what I was hoping for. I am going to use it parsimoniously ( I love this word, found it on Google translate â™¥(ï¼¾â—¡ï¼¾)â™¥ ) Thank you for this trade.
Comment: I couldn't be happier with my new journal! It's, for one, absolutely gorgeous and you used all my favorite colors! <3 It's going to be perfect for what I need and I intend to contact you every single time I need a new one! <3 I just love it! I can't wait to use it!
Comment: Oh my goodness that envelope was amazing.it was like an angel whispered in your ear exactly just how to make it for me! Simply perfect! I so in shock! This is the type of thing I just love to do it just amazes me but I just can't seem to do it. The acts are awesome to, your work is incredible, I might just be able to figure out the card though, lol! You have made my day, my whole year to be exact! And gave me the incentive to think a little deeper.
Response: Your post has totally made my day!! I have been pushing myself to dig deeper and to press my artistic limit. I love sending mail art and i'm so happy you love it. You never know how one will respond to something you've put your heart into :) .. I would be happy to trade mail with you anytime, I can even work with you through the mail to show you some simple ways that I make art : ), pm me anytime!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your beautiful handmade art books with me. I love them both. They definitely fall into that "too beautiful to use" category, but I will force myself to use them because that's why I swapped for them. I think I'll use the larger one for my travel sketches and souvenirs and the smaller one for my ocean meditation drawing. I know you say it is embellished with a tree, but it looks just like Hawai'ian seaweed to me; the handmade cover paper even looks like it has flecks of nori :D.
Response: YES!! I am so happy you enjoy my books. I love making journals and sketchbooks, but I haven't found a market for selling them yet. I'm happy I found swap-bot so that I can trade them : ) ..
Art is open to interpretation, and where I see a tree, you see seaweed. Maybe if I were more familiar I would see seaweed too.. That's another reason why I love making things, I love to see how my happiness makes others happy too : ))
Comment: Very interesting. Nice job. I think the coins were meant to be "flowers" but they came loose. I need to figure out how to restick them.
Response: O poo, I thought they might come loose, I guess my attempt to be clever failed. Yes they were supposed to be flowers. To restick them you'd have to take the backing off, then remove the mesh, it might ruin the whole thing : ( .. I'm sorry I sent a bum card
Comment: Thanks for the Deco tape! I thought it was washi tape, but it works!
I can definitely use them, just a misunderstanding on my part! No regrets or anything! <3
Response: In my posting, i'm almost certain that I said it was plastic deco tapes that I was looking to trade for paper washi tapes or other items. I apologize if that wasn't clear. I hope you can still use the tapes.
Comment: Love this card,, ET I had forgotten him, I have always loved the stupid Ghostbusters,,Great job done on this on card and it is a card that has great memories for my collection,,And so many great extra goodies,, Love the raven envelope,,This was a fun swap and hope you have many more,,,Thank you
Comment: Thank you for everything. I really love the little book you made and included. I had so many ideas run through my head as I sorted through everything. I may try my hand at some mix media art journaling since you sent me all those lovely vintage papers. :)
Comment: Oh my goodness!! I feel so spoiled!! You really went all out for this swap. I love love love the tote!! Thank you so much!! I also want to thank you for the jewelry supplies. What a wonderful swap package. I wish I could give you a million hearts with stars too!! Thanks again!!!
Response: LOL, all out is how I run my business. Each item that I make comes from a place of humility and passion. I work hard, and I hope that shows with each and every package that I send out my door. It's a representation of who I am. I'm so happy you love the tote, you've brightened my day with your kind words : )
Comment: I'm in love with the bag you made for me. It is all kinds of awesome! The pinback buttons fit in nicely with my enormous collection. I don't have anything like them. I love the ATC as well. You're a very good artist. Thank you so much for a fabulous swapping experience. Your package made my day!
Response: YAY... i'm so happy you liked the selection, this swap wasn't easy. I really had to put my thinking cap on to come up with things that fit the the Alice theme. I got a chance to try out my machine embroidery skills on the bag and I put a little bit of sketching/drawing to into the ATC. Thanks so much for the kind words, they made my day : )
Comment: What a lovely little book!! Mine is going to look like garbage next to this thing..., but I'll give it my best shot!
Thank you for the zipper pouch as well... It's beautiful!!!!
Response: No worries Holly, I'm sure that your book will be great! Art and creation is about self expression. so long as the book is filled with spirit and creativity it'll turn out just right. I added the pouch as a thank you for reaching out to swap with me so that I could raise my newbie ratings, I'm glad you like it.
Comment: Thank you for extra book paper! I like the idea of your flip-book shape too it's cute, but would be nice to tape some pages together for creating more pockets but I like it anyway 'coz it's pink !!!! Thanks again. :-)