Comment: Love the colours. I am already planning a use for the flower ones on a future swap.
I found I had to seal mine a few times. I used acrylic paint on mine and an acrylic sealant after. A bit fussy to make but the end result is worth it. I went so far as to order some button dies...
Response: Wow, die cuts would make them more precise and therefore less time intensive. My die cut machine is still buried somewhere in the boxes, but now that you mention it, I remember seeing a button punch somewhere, maybe at Hobby Lobby that i might have to have, lol!
Comment: Hi Laura! So much fun to receive your TWO zines! I love the rain so your April Showers zine is perfect for me AND I love coffee! What cute images. Love the little mousie in the cup. It looks like you actually drew on your zine . . . I'm in awe of those who can draw. Your little Scotties are so sweet. Very special. Thanks for joining, Laura; it's always wonderful to swap together.
Response: You are so very welcome. You and the others in the advanced group are always an inspiration to me!
Comment: Laura, I love this "wild and free" raccoon ATC! It's adorable in every way...so many little pieces of nature here (all that fussy cutting!), with the fat and sassy raccoon loving every bit of it. Thank you so much for sending the very best ATCs!
Response: Glad you got it. Seems like it took awhile for you to get these, on top of me sending late...ugh!
Comment: Oh, Laura! The sweetest...the most adorable Gothic arch ATC EVER! I love the sweet little gardening lady, and although her tools seem just a BIT heavy for this delicate little lady, I adore them too! I am most entranced by the beautiful, very delicate lace trim...I would hoard that gorgeous stuff forever. Thank you for always being the very best swap partner!
Response: You are so very welcome! I always garden in my high heels and apron, don't you? LOL
Comment: Oh Laura...BOTH of the ATCs are fabulous (you never have to worry about sending the "wrong" shape to me!), and that adorable flower fairy is on the shelf right above my craft table...I want to see her every time I'm in there! Thank you for being such a thoughtful, lovely swap partner!
Response: My pleasure, you deserve a special extra after all you have been through!
Comment: Hi Laura! First, your purple envelope with purple washi is gorgeous! Purple is kind of my new favorite color and I loved this . . . Your ATC is SO pretty--that sweet little girl and all those amazing violets, topped off with some vintage-y lace. Beautiful. Thanks for the ATC papers and, of course, your sweet note. I love hearing from you!
Response: I loved that sweet little girl image too!
Comment: The two cards aren't a bit alike. I like all the hand glittering on the paisleys. The sunflower sun is lovely. I'm sorry for the delay in rating - I can see and do appreciate all the work and thought that went into making it.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you did indeed get it, lol!
Comment: I love what you did with this ATC! The shape is very clever. Sorry to hear that you were invaded with the little bunnies. Sadly in our area the wild bunnies have been devastated by disease.
Response: Happy to hear you liked it. Thank you for the heart. In my last neighborhood the bunnies got diseased also. It took two years before they were back. But now they are back like crazy and I drive extra slow because it would break my heart if I ever hit one.
Comment: Wow, wow, wow! Look at that gorguss neon washi tape! I love it! I hope to run across some. Wow. So pretty. Oh, the sad and happy stories of bunnies. I can only think of one bunny story: back in the 70's rabbit fur coats were the "thing". My boyfiend bought me one. This was before I was enlightened. Years went by and in the mean time I became an animal activist. lol The fur was in storage for years and I forgot about it. When I pulled it out of storage I was aghast. What to do with it? Throw it out? Which seemed like to terrible waste of bunny lives. Do I donate it? Not too long after, one of my pets passed. I gave them both a nice burial. I wrapped my pet in the bunnies' fur and laid them all to rest. sigh.
But here in the land of living we are over run with them. lol They are such a joy to see.
Thank you for all the loveRly gifts. And that 3D card is precious! Thank you!
Response: oh yes, I had a rabbit fur coat also. When we moved to panama, my mother gave it to my cousin and I never forgave her, but I wouldn't want it now anyway, as I realize now how unnecessary it was for all those bunnies to die. It still makes me sick when I see a fur coat on anyone and leather designer purses disturb me immensely. Have a super nice day!
Comment: Love my new awesome sun! It is going to be the center piece of a framed art collage. I just love it. I need a little sunshine on this cold and snowy day in Kansas but then you knew that, you sent it here from Colorado! Hugs, Mona
Response: Yeah, glad it brightened your day! We had snow here today, ugh. Thanks for the heart rate!
Comment: Hello Laura,
Wow! Wha a Great Job you did coloring this postcard for this swap. I love the use of two purples on this postcard. I appreciate the very informative note. .You have beautiful handwriting. Thank you also for the two extra postcards you sent me.
Response: Thank you for all the nice compliments! I love these coloring cards! Thank you very much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and the beautiful blue background! I have sent to 2 other Colorado swappers... Longmont and Boulder. So I guess there are some in the state, but I seem to send more to California, Texas, and Florida.
Comment: Thank you for your sweet cupid ATC. Going through a rough patch 'round here, and your rosy vintage ATC warms my heart every time I see it. Many thanks also for the floral washi - I like it very much.
Response: I'm so happy I could brighten your day! I love the rose trim too! Thank you so much for the heart !
Comment: Laura, thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! I can relate to your experience with creatures getting in the garden. Once, I discovered corn silk up in a tree in the yard; it puzzled me until I caught the culprit: a squirrel with a live of sweet corn equal to mine... Well, good luck with this year's garden!
Response: That's hilarious! Have a nice enjoyable gardening season! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Laura! What a cute bear pc and yes, I am sure the bears laugh at the goofy stuff we do! How awesome about having a baby bear in the neighborhood - did it have to be moved by animal control? Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yes someone did call animal control and it was not a good result and that's why I left it out. So very very sad, but they darted it and then it ran up a tree and fell to it's death. But we have had may other wildlife in our neighborhood. The cutest were the baby foxes. They came out to play every day, just a few houses down from us, with momma and daddy standing watch.
Comment: Hi Laura, The cheerful envie you sent arrived yesterday. I loved the green everywhere and the darling St. Patrick's greeting card. The ATC was so sweet and I appreciate the way you rounded the corners and finished the edges. The tiny bow ans bit of lace were the perfect touches. I used this very image on an ATC I did a while back and was sorry to see the little Colleen go...now I have her back. Thank you for everything, including the lace and washi tape. They are just my style and I look forward to having this card in my collection and using the extras. .Glad you joined the swap. Sue
Response: I know, I love that image too! So happy you liked the atc. Just getting back in the groove making atcs after a long time gone! Thanks so much for the nice rating and heart!
Comment: I love the card. Thank you so much. I am angry that I watched the mail lady bend and tear it :( I am so going to try to find these!
Response: Well, I sent you another one. It's gerbera daisies, one of my favorite flowers. My mail lady wants to fold everything, even when things can fit in just fine laying flat. So I know what you mean. They don't respect our mail art!!
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous sunny postcard! 300 days of Sun? I could live with that if there wasn't corresponding high temps! I melt in the heat. LOL The quotes are great too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are very welcome! Hope it brought you some sunshine. It's a beautiful day here in Colorado, sunny and 52 degrees. Alaska is gorgeous too, went there about 20 years ago and we loved it(in summer of course).
Comment: Loved my postcard!! Probably as close to Paris as I ever get~!
Response: Me too. I guess we can dream though! Lol. Gosh, I am so happy this one made it to you and I thank you for being so kind about it. Guess someone else either enjoyed the other one I sent or it got ripped up in the mail.
Comment: You did an amazing job on this flip book! Everything about it made me smile! I can tell you put a lot of love and time into creating it for me, and I appreciate that so much!
Thank you so much!
Please forgive my late rating. The flu hit our home and this was the worst we have ever had. I have not been on here for a while. Sorry :(
Response: I'm so happy you liked it. One of my favorite themes..butterflies! Thank you for the nice rating and heart!
Comment: I love the sweet puzzle piece you made!! What a neat story about the image. I'm so honored you used a real vintage Valentine from your friends baby book on a craft for me! It's a darling image! I love the black metal embellishment you used. I will always cherish this sweet puzzle piece you made! â¤â¤â¤
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I couldn't use the card itself as I had to shrink the image down on my copy machine to fit the small puzzle piece. Thank you so much for the heart and nice words!
Comment: Laura, your suncatcher is really pretty! I slapped it on my craft room window as soon as it arrived. Thank you for those other sweet extras, too! The stickers are favulous and the printed doilies are to die for. You're the best! Thankyou so much.
Comment: I LOVE the smell that came out of my envie when I opened it!! Then the cute rock all wrapped up with goodies!! Thank you so much for all the extras and for such a great painted rock! Really made my day!!!! <3<3<3
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable V-Day card. Grayson cracked up at the jokes & it is so good to see him smile b/c he's been sick. Hope you'll join more of my swaps in the future. Take care & Happy â™¥ Day!
Comment: Thank you for resending. Sometimes you never know about the mail. I love the card & all the goodies you sent me. I have an envelope punch board but I have never made any like those. I love them.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card! I love the snowflake stickers you've included, along with the cute decoration on both the card and the envelope, and not to mention- your sweet holiday wishes! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones!! :)
Response: Glad you liked my 'creation'. LOL! Thank you for the heart! Happy Holidays!
Response: Do you know what the post mark was? The reason I ask is that I did mail them out on time. The other thing is that I am just getting mine from my partners also, so I think it is just the delay in the postal system this time of year. Theirs were marked the 15th and I just received them today on the 22nd, 8 days in transit.
Comment: Thank you so much. I just received it today. I'm not sure where it has been but It never got postmarked or anything. I enjoyed reading your wishes. Thanks also for all the little goodies you sent.
Response: My pleasure, glad you liked everything. Best of luck to you with your wishes for the year :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package! My son loved the coloring book, he said "Thank you!" and ran off to his room. I found him laying in the floor coloring. And thank you for the cute ornaments and the other goodies. :)
Response: My pleasure! Wishing you a Happy New Year! Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thankyou very much Laura for the delightful Christmas card with the nicely decorated envie and the note explaining how you celebrate. Ta also for the cute stickers and lovely note card. I wish you and your family a lovely time together during this holiday and best wishes to you all for the New Year. Maybe we will be partnered again in the New Year, that would be lovely seeing as we have so much in common :)
Response: We could always do a private swap :) Glad you liked everything. Thanks so much for the great rating, and Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Christmas greeting card and the lovely tea bags :)) I can't wait to taste them â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸
I truly loved your card. â¤ï¸ And you're handwriting is very neat and beautiful :)
Response: My pleasure, I am happy to hear you liked everything. Thank you for the nice rating and heart <3
Comment: I wish I could give you more than 1 heart. This was gorgeous! Probably the lovliest ATC I've ever received....thank you so much. Thank you as well for the cute bookmark! I'm going to put it in our Night Before Christmas book to use every Christmas :)
Response: Aw, I am so happy to hear that you liked it and will cherish it. I failed to mention that I used the Graphics 45 paper line that I am so addicted to--not sure if you knew about it. Thank you so very much for the compliment and heart and have a wonderful holiday season <3
Comment: Awestruck! I'm totally in love with my new gnome (AND his cute little ornaments)!!!! I wish I could give you so many more hearts - I so appreciate how much work and detail you put into my package!
Response: My pleasure, they were fun to make! So happy to hear that you liked them ^ Thanks so much for the great rating<3
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Halloween card you sent!! I love the design and your very nice message inside! I also loved all the washi you used, especially the spider one :-) Thank you so much for the delicious tea as well- I'm going to enjoy those!! I hope your Halloween is Magical!!!
Response: Glad you like the card! Thank you very much for the great rating <3
Comment: I totally disagree with you, but that is normal. I love the cold weather and I've been looking forward to it! It's finally cool today. Yesterday, it was around 70Âº and I saw someone wearing a coat. I personally don't get it. 70 is the warmest it should ever be in my book. I've always been that way and have just sort of suffered through summers in Oklahoma.
Response: You could move to the mountains in Ecuador where the temp year round is 70 degrees. And it is beautiful there, tropical paradise! Thanks for the heart rating <3
Comment: Thank you for the card you sent me - love it! Dracula's Top Ten Favorite songs!!!!! Also thank you for the recipe it sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it. I love the stickers they will definitely be used! The goodie bag is awesome and the mummy coming out of the pumpkin card - love it! Thank you for a wonderful send! Happy Halloween to you!!!!
Response: My pleasure, glad you enjoyed the swap! Thanks to you for a great rating <3
Comment: HI Lauer
Thank u for the yummy recipes and recipe cards
Response: Just getting back from long trip w/o internet service. Will resend in the next two days. This was resent, are you sure you did not receive either one? That would be a strange coincidence if you did not receive either one. I am not sure why you would want to rate anything other than a 5 when you do finally receive the two separate mailings???? Update 9/29: Thanks for the rating, including the heart <3 Glad you liked the recipes! Glad you got the resend!
Comment: Thanx for such a fab card! I love the roses and that tiny quote, is it a stamp?? Ohhh yes and how ever did you do the emboss on the edges? It's my Fav't part! Please PM me and tell me! Great card!
Thanx X 100 Gold Hearts! Love it girl!
Response: So happy you liked it! Thanks again for the great rating <3
Comment: Laura, thank you so much for the darling cat/dog BTC...really cute! I have always loved those images of vintage dogs. I love it so much. I also love the picture you sent of Chip...he is adorable! Dogs are such precious parts of our lifes!
Response: Glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks very much for the heart rate <3
Comment: Hi Laura! I received your assortment of awesome ATC's today! I love them all! Thank you so much! It was a lovely surprise that I needed today :) Thank you so much for the extra ATC's How do I rate higher than a 5and a heart? Lol
Response: I was glad to pass them on to you since my collection is super big now! Glad I picked some that you like and fot into your collection. Hope you are having a great day <3
Comment: Laura....I LOVE the pocket letter you sent me! Your little dog Chip is absolutely adorable!! Wilson the cat looks like my cat Casper! The flowers and sculpture pics are so pretty....The flowers, tea, washi, embellishments will be put to use! Many thanks for a very thoughtful pocket letter... :-)
Response: My pleasure to make it for you =) I hoped you would like the photos of some of my favorite things. Thank you for the heart rate<3
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC! I love that quote! We should all remember that teaching.
Response: My pleasure! Glad you liked the quote I picked. As we go through life's trials, it is important to be nice to ourselves in order to get through it. Thank you for the heart, it means a lot to me right now <3<3
Comment: you know I love Boston Terriers, wish I had that paper. Thank you so much for making this swap special.
Response: You bet! So happy to hear you liked it. I think the paper is called Raining Cats and Dogs, by Graphics 45. I had to order it as our local shops just don't carry much. Thanks for the great rating<3
Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful pocket letter! I like those photos you put in the pockets and other things too! :) And your letter was really nice, thanks for telling about your pets and everything. It's been really rainy summer so far, so I think I can taste that tea tomorrow when it's raining again. :)
Response: MY pleasure! It was fun to put together for you and I am glad you liked the photos I selected =) Thank you very much for the nice rating and heart <3
Comment: Thanks so much Laura. Lovely card. Who knows the original may turn up one day. I a friend in South Africa just received a card that took 12 months.
Response: Oh my goodness, that is not what you call efficienct! I think the USPO is not very careful with mail handling. Even the postcards I get are skimmed off and bent. Thanks so much for the nice rating <3
Comment: I love this so much! The way the gorgeous owl seems to be flying right off the card...your fabulous embellishments...it's just perfect! Thank you also for the sweet owl stickers...you know I'm a kid when it comes to treats and surprises!
Response: My pleasure, always! Glad you liked the image as much as I did. Hope you are having a fabulous summer; it's my favorite time of year. Thanks for the sweet rating <3
Comment: Great ATC-love the cheshire's eyes and the rest of the details. Thanks for the extras and I did enjoy seeing a picture of Winston-showed it to my black cat Lenore and she just sniffed at it! Thanks for sharing.
Response: Haha! Glad you liked everything. Always fun to make A in W atc's. Thank you for the great rating and hope you are having a good summer and keeping cool!
Comment: Love the ATC. Very beautiful. And all of the wonderful extras. Quite a treat. And the photo card...really cool. Thank you for a great swap.
Response: My pleasure, my friend. Always good to have either of you as partners. Hope you aren't getting too hot down there. We are still having bouts of cold rain and hail and storms. It hasn't really become summer here yet. Thank you very much for the heart <3
Comment: Thanks so much for the card and pictures of Wilson and Chip! Chip sure sounds very similar to the Border Collie x Aussie I had for a short amount of time (ex got him in the split unfortunately) but he too very very high strung!
Response: Well, recently he got a rib bone off the stove and ate it. Gave us a huge scare, but did digest it okay, but after a high vet bill of course. Thank you for the heart rating and enjoy your furbabies =) <3
Comment: Hello! Omg you nestting doll was adorable great find on that image i made mine very similar for my partner with the little pocket inside. Your card was delightfully adorable too love that you knew bout the UP and the bridge walk made me smile bc i love when i get swappers from florida bc thats where i am originally from and get to talk stuff bout it so thank you for sharing it was exciting to hear bout your michigan travels <3!
Response: Glad you thought it was so adorable =) Always like talking about Michigan! I just don't care for the very cold winters there. Otherwise I would love to live in Traverse City =)
Comment: Wow what a great card,, you can see all the time and work you spent on it..Very impressive, looks great in my collection..Love the extra papers too but that envelope was just amazing..My daughter picked up the mail and she was just in love with your package she has a thing for sugar skulls..I almost had to fight her for it,,lol Thank you with a heart
Response: Ah yes, that took a lot of cutting to get all those little embellishments, so glad you noticed, and that you liked it =) I like the sugar skulls also and couldn't resist putting one on the envie too! Thank you for the great rating <3
Comment: Laura, thank you for a beautiful binder card--Iove both sides very much and am happy to add them to my collection. I'm also enjoying these as you can go over the edges if you want and get to decorate both sides! That double the fun, so to speak! Thanks so much for a great swap!
Response: Glad you liked it! Yes,it is fun to go over the edges =) I have to get used to that because I rarely go over on my atc's as I like them to fit in my binder/baseball card sleeves. Thanks for the very nice rating <3
Comment: Hi Laura! I was so happy to see that you were my partner! I feel like we haven't swapped in ages! Thanks for the beautiful ATC; I;m always so inspired by your work. I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I always like Alice swaps, so thank you for hosting =) Glad you liked my atc! Thank you for the great rating and may we swap again soon <3
Comment: Laura, thank you so much for the beautiful ATC. and for the extras you sent, they will be used to make other ATCs :) I enjoyed your note so much, thank you for taking time to write something. I enjoy hearing about other places.
Response: My pleasure and glad you enjoyed my note also. Thanks for the great comment and rating <3
Comment: Laura, thank you so much for quite possibly the loveliest geisha ATC I've ever received...it is absolutely zen-like; simple perfection. Thanks also for the sweet extras...having you as a back-to-back swap partner is just the way I like it!
Response: I was hoping the tiny little geisha would fulfill this swap-lol! I was thinking the same thing about the zen look, so I'm happy to know you thought it was simple beauty too. You have yet another swap coming in the mail! <3
Comment: I appreciate your note Helen Keller said it right,,I will always carry him in my heart.and your atc is one of the prettiest I have ever seen...it went right to the front page of my collection..and I love the card you sent it all in.. I see a use for it later in crafting.. Thank you for all
Response: Wow, I'm honored and very happy you liked the atc. Thank you for the sweet comment. Again, my condolences to you and hope you are doing okay <3
Comment: Laura, gorgeous ATC! The embossed seed packet is beautiful. I struggled with this one. I love yours. Thank you and thank you for the cool extras.
Response: It is always my pleasure =) Glad you liked it. I struggled getting the size right, as I don't like to cover words up with embellishments. We are getting so much rain here that I haven't even planted any of my seeds yet =( Thank you for the heart rate <3
Comment: Fantastic card ... Every element was just perfect ... And that edge was so very well done ! Wow.,, another thank you for the lovely card not green paper and ribbon!
Response: Glad you liked it! I found those little boot charms and fell in love with them! I used my wand lighter and stayed close to the sink! I have been using my embossing powders lately =) Thank you for the great comment and rating <3
Comment: Loved the ducks and thanks so much for the nice cards. I will put them to good use.
Response: My pleasure; I enjoyed watching them too! They were Canadian Geese. We have so many of them in town that certain people think we should 'get rid' of some of them but I love them! It is always great to hear them honking when they are flying in formation.
Comment: So very pretty Laura. Stunning and beautiful ever itty bitty piece of it. Love your note card and all your special tuck ins. Thank you for always being such a wonderful inspirational swap partner!!
Response: Always my pleasure, Sheryl! This is my favorite group of ladies, friends, crafters. Thanks very much for the <3
Comment: Hello neighbor. Got your happy mail today. Thanks for the lovely ATC's. Both will go in my "keep" notebook. Will use note card and stamp set real soon. Would love to become "swap"pals! Have a great weekend! Happy Swapping
Response: So glad you liked them! What would you like to trade next?
Comment: Thanks - my favorite is the hand-drawn dragonfly but there are some causes for inspiration in here too.
Response: I'm glad you like HD, as I do not care much for them. I just got two more yesterday if you would like me to send them your way? They are butterflies/flowers. Thank you for the heart rate <3<3
Comment: Wow thank you very much for the lovely postcards you've choose for me. I love all 3. And i like the little cards too.. I will drink the tea tomorrow, when i have a weekend break :D Thank you!!!
Response: Yes, please do find time for a tea break! Glad you liked the pcs I picked for you, and thank you so much for the very nice rating <3
Comment: I just love your ATC Laura. I am such a softie when it comes to G45 papers. Softie sounds so much nicer then "addiction to them", LOL. Your card is so gorgeous. I love your Peacock note card and all the sweet easter goodies. You spoil me rotten. Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap.
Response: You deserve it! Yes, I love the G45 papers and I wish my local store carried more so I wouldn't have to order and pay shipping. Thanks for being such a great group leader and host<3<3
Comment: Sorry I've taken so long to rate. I love this ATC and all the goodies you enclosed...and your note. Yes, It is warm here, and lots of rain. Health issues not so good. Thank you so much for this lovely swap.
Response: No problem and sorry you are not feeling well. That's not fun. Left you a smile on your profile. Take care!
Comment: thank you so very much for beautiful photos...no apologies necessary..you did a awesome job on capturing your clues, i really like how you incorporated nature/things into the letters & numbers...very creative..thanks for joining...and ty for the lovely extras..the fairy postcard is awesome!!...if i think of any websites to recommend i will p.m. you,...have fun with your new camera
Response: You are so kind. I hope to keep improving my photography skills! Thank you so much for the heart rating <3
Comment: Found them! I dug back through the pix I had received . . . I'm so sorry it took me so long to rate, Laura . . . I forget so much as I get older. Thank you for the great photos . . . I hope we're partnered again soon! (and I will rate more quickly if we are ;+)
Response: No problem, but I was out taking photos for another swap and took some of this pretty cool old oak tree that I will send you also.
Comment: Thank you for the very nice St Patrick's day card. I love the extras, too. Please remember to put the name of the swap somewhere. I join a lot of swaps & it's hard to find the right person to rate if the name isn't on the envelope at least. Thanks!
Response: Sorry about that, I usually put a little note in every swap, but guess I must of slipped up on this one. Glad you liked everything and thanks for the heart rate <3
Comment: Hi Laura, thanks so much for the great recipes! I can't wait to try them. I hope you all have thawed out some by now. We have 64 degree weather with sun (finally). Hopefully, spring is in the air! Take good care, Jane
Response: Yes, we have had some spring weather with SUNSHINE =) Thank you for the nice rating, I am glad you enjoyed the recipes I sent.
Comment: Wow, what a FAB card! I was showing my friend that works at the post office and she noticed my name was on it! I love that stamp, I have that one too and think its so cool! Love the distress emboss! Thanx for a great card! And OMG! I love the envie! Paris is my fav't theme. I rarely get a Paris decorated envie! Such a lovely gem in my mailbox! Wish I could give a golden heart! You Rock!
Response: No gold heart needed, your comments are more than enough for me =) So happy you liked my creation. It was great to get my embossing folders out again. I love Paperpunch Studio notecards. I get them at Tuesday Morning or TJMax at great discounts.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC :)! I love everything on it; the colours, the composition, all that sparkle and most of all, the little cute birdie itself! And even the back of the card is so beautiful!
Response: Glad it arrived safely and that you liked it so much =) Thank you for the sweet comments and heart rating<3
Comment: Laura, thank you for this adorable heart shaped ATC and the beautiful extras papers. I really enjoyed receiving this swap from you. The pink envelope/mail art was very nice and the presentation with the red striped bag was just too cute! Thanks again for making this swap special. Smiles & hugs.... Bev
Response: You are so very welcome! Thanks for being a super group leader with such endless energy and creativity <3<3<3
Comment: Guess what finally rocked up today - the twinchies!!! They are absolutely gorgeous, I love the stamp theme and the birdies are gorgeous. A little Xmas love in Feb - swoon. Thank you for being a great swap partner :)
Response: My goodness, I can't believe it took so long for them to get to you. I was just getting the supplies out today to make you some more, so glad to hear they arrived finally. I still have my Christmas tree up, so we both celebrate still in Feb-LOL!
Comment: I finally received the atc. I love it. You did a great job. Thank you. Funny thing though I received it but it had no stamp on it.
Response: Oh my goodness, glad you got it even without the stamp! They aren't charging you for it are they? I am sure I put one on it. I will reimburse you if they are asking you for money-just let me know.
Comment: Laura, it's GORGEOUS!! Plus. . . . it has a kitty! ;+) It's seriously beautiful. I love the way you used the lacy flowers. It's already hanging in my craft room. Thank you SOOOO much for making something so lovely for me.
Response: It has two kitties! I am a fellow cat lover, so just had to go with that theme--meoooow. This was a fun swap and gave me ideas for gifts for my family, like an all floral one that looks like a wreath. Happy New Year!
Comment: Hi Laura, It's cold here, but I did get over to the post office late afternoon on the 31st! I knew your card would make it here. Thanks so much for this pretty little card, and all best wishes to you for 2015.
Response: It,s been very cold here too, and today we had a blizzard and I was out in it driving....Glad it made it to you =) Keep warm and wish for Spring!
Comment: Thank you that is an awesome ornament. Love the key idea. ( I also used a key for my ornament swap.) I love the stickers and the card and the nutcracker. I'm so glad I finally got it. I love the stamps on the outside package also. Thanks again.
Response: Gosh, I was just going to pm you to see if you got it, so glad I checked here first! That took a while to get to you! The one I got from my partner was sent on the 17th priority mail and I just got it today too. Slow snailmail............So happy you like it! I had a little trouble witht he glue. I will never use Aileen's jewelry glue again. Had to scrape it off and use E6000. Happy New Year!!
Comment: Laura, your bird twinches are wonderful. I love birds so much. I can sit and watch the ones at my feeder for long stretches of time. This was my first twinchie swap so I was not sure what to expect. But these are super! and I am thrilled that i was your partner. Thank you !
Response: Aw, thanks for the nice comments. Glad you liked them. The images were from a Christmas card. I shrunk them on my printer onto cardstock. I use Stickles glitter glue quite a bit; good for little areas especially.
Comment: Hi Laura~I love the kitty Christmas card and the matching envie!!! The stickers you sent are beautiful and they make a great addition to my growing holiday stash I just started:-) Your Christmas kitty ATC is absolutely adorable! The trio of kitties are so sweet (I wish I had them for real). You did a fabulous job on your cutting and embellishing and bling. I love it all!! This was a great swap for many reasons and I hope we "meet" again in the future. Merry Christmas:-) Nan
Response: Aw, thank you so much for all your kind comments and heart rating! I am so happy you liked the atc =) Yes, I wish I had those sweet little kittens also (=^.^=) meow meow
Comment: HI Laura, Would love to give you more hearts! What a lovely swap you sent. Thanks so much for joining my swap. I love the kitty Christmas card with the matching envelope, so adorable! LOve, love, love the 2 Thanksgiving Cat ATC's you made for me. Great job on them! Thanks for all the extras especially the Christmas tag and the lighthouse Stickers!! :)
Response: Thanks for hosting! I really had fun with the kitty pilgrim and cat turkey--Ha! Gobble gobble meoooowwww. Have a very Meowy Christmas (=^.^=)
Comment: Hi Laura,
Thank you so much for the beautiful card and your lovely message. I adore the snow globe card and have it in pride of place.
Please accept my warmest wishes for a very happy Christmas
Response: My pleasure! So happy I picked something you like. Have a great holiday season!
Comment: This was my favorite doll I received in this series! Thank you. I'm also always up for a new author recommendation. :0)
Response: Thank you for the nice comment and heart rate<3 I've had fun with this swap; I use the same template but use different designed papers and embellishments. wouldn't mind if the series continued =)
Comment: Well worth the wait :-) I love the black and orange one too!! Not sure why this won't let me give a heart...I keep pressing the box but nothing happens...but I do want to give a heart!!! It's working now!!! Big heart!
Response: Aw, thank you for the heart, you are so sweet to struggle with the system to make sure I got one. I'm really glad you liked the atc's. The color combos were some of my favorite, so enjoyed making them. Happy Thanksgiving <3
Comment: Wow, thank you Laura, what a great swap! The card is amazing, I love it:). You really put a lot of work with great detail. I love the goodies as well, I wish my envelopes looks as good. Thank a bunch!!!!
Response: My pleasure, I always enjoy the owl swaps ^'^. The envie was just a rubber stamp and brown ink. Thank you so much for the nice comment and rating <3
Comment: Hello & thank you so very much for the totally awesome Turkey Cheese ball recipes & card! I was truly stunned by the recipe. And when I looked at the other on-line comments I wondered why you had even included them. That was until I began reading their comments on how they used various ingredients. When I saw the photo of the cheese ball I thought that it would be a perfect gift to make for my family on Thanksgiving day! If I could give you 5 hearts & 5 stars I would. I really appreciate the recipe. Thank you for your thoughtfulness to include it in this swap. It will be in my recipe book & used for many years to come.
I humbly apologize for my delayed rating. I have been sick. I know it is no excuse and I appreciate your kind reminder to rate.
Response: I hope you are feeling better now. It's no problem about late rating, I was just concerned you may have not received my swap. The recipe comments were very helpful to me, so that's why I included them. I use different things to decorate the turkey cheese ball, as I think of new things and try different 'embellishments' on him. Glad to hear you liked the recipe. Thanks to you for the heart rating <3
Comment: Thank you for the studded-out cowgirl. She looks like she is ready to two-step the night away. I love the fall colors. Thanks for the postcard, and the skinny postcards/bookmarks. This is a great swap.
Response: You are very welcome =) I'm glad you finally rated because I was afraid that this one went missing in the mail. Sorry I used the same girl for both. I only have one other one and it is the big one in the gown, so too big for this tag. Thank you so much for the nice rating <3
Comment: WOW, what a great Prima Doll. Talk about getting some of your favorites at the same time. I love cowgirls and the colors brown and orange. Thanks for the extra doll, (I don't have her), and the paper to make another tag. This was a great swap -Thanks for making me smile.
Response: So glad she made you smile and that you like western theme! I love dressing these dolls. Thank you very much for the heart <3
Comment: my mouth dropped open when the eagle fell out love those eagles (they come tru here once a year gong south never seen them yet but is on my bucket list and they go thru not to far just have to be in right place at right time hearts for you
Response: Oh I'm so happy you liked the pc's , especially the eagle. I try to collect different eagle pc's but they are hard to find. Thank you for the heart<3
Comment: Thanks Laura for the lovely swap! I liked your list, thanks for sharing the things you are thankful for. We all have lots of things that bring us joy! Thanks for the extras too! Happy Thanksgiving! :)
Response: Always good to do some reflecting-lol! Thank you for the nice rating <3
Comment: Hi Laura! Wish I could give you more than one heart for this wonderful Tuesday Happy Mail! Love the card and all the goodies - may I ask where you located Halloween pcs? Love them! Thanks so much for making my day! Hugs, Happy Swapping and Happy Halloween! ;)
Response: I only need one heart-LOL! I found the PCs on Amazon. They came in a booklet and had to be torn out. Then I trimmed the edges clean. They have Christmas ones also! Thanks very much for the great comments and rating <3
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful purple atc.
I always appreciate very much a hand painted ATC, they are the best to receive! You Russian doll is gorgeous and such a great addition to my collection. I participated to that serie, from the blue and since have been in all the colors. Those matriashka are fun to make and such a pleasure to receive.
Thank you very much!
Response: I'm happy to hear that you liked my little doll. I enjoyed making it for you =) Thank you very much for the great comments and rating <3
Comment: Oh how I LOVE these Pete the Cat ATC's! Oh my gosh he's so cute :) I hated sending mine away. You really outdid yourself. If you're up for it, next month maybe we could do a private swap of ATC's! I really love all the ones you've made me lately. Oh and the envie of all cats: super cute!
Response: He is quite the cat that I had never heard of before this swap! I enjoyed making the atcs; I couldn't stop at just one--LOL! Just remind me of a private swap mid to late Nov. Thanks for the great rating (=^.^=)
Comment: WOW! The spider you sent me was Amazing! I am a bit embarrassed of the spider I sent now. :) It is a perfect addition to my collection of spooky art. Thank you so very very very much!
Response: So happy that you like it! My partner sent me a tiny one compared to the one I made you. Now I'm thinking of making some more of all sizes for a little family--LOL! Thank you so much for the Heart rate <3
Comment: Hi Laura!
Thank you VERY MUCH for the fantastic book recommendations and bookmarks! Years ago I read books by Debbie Macomber and really enjoyed them. I'm super anxious to look up the author of the Mermaid one. Thank you also for the fantastic postcards! What a wonderful treat! This was so much fun to open and I appreciate all the effort.
Response: If you read Santa Montefiore, let me know how you like her writing! I purchased her books on amazon because I couldn't find them locally. Here husband is an author also, but more of a historian type writer. Thanks for the heart <3
Comment: Thank you for the cute Alice postcard. This is one of my favorite illustrations. And thank you for re-sending :)
Response: Wow, the second one was sent Aug 26th, so it took over five weeks to get to you! The first was sent out July 6th, so I'm sure that one fell in the ocean or something! I'm glad you liked the Alice pc. It was my favorite that came in the booklet of pcs =) Thank you for the heart rate <3
Comment: Oh my gosh sorry I rated you for the wrong one! Haha at least the other one is coming from you as well so I don't have to write an awkward letter :) plus I know it'll be really pretty. <3 I'll leave my other rating
Response: I wondered how you got it so quickly--haha! Hint--it's hunca munca..... You can go back and change your rating anytime
Comment: I really loved this ATC! It makes me so happy :) and thanks for the awesome extras! I can't wait for the next beatrix potter swap.
Update! I did get the Hunka Munka mice :D they are my all time favorite characters mrs. Potter drew. Thanks so much for lovely ATC's. Sorry I forgot to redo this rating til today when I was displaying all my new faves on my shelf!
Response: So glad you were so happy with it :-) Thanks so. Much for the nice comment and rating!
Comment: Received your letter today! Wilson sounds adorable, my pet played similar tactics when I went to a rescue centre and didn't want me to leave him- so I couldn't! Chip looks beautiful and he sounds like the most loyal companion a family could ask for. Thankyou for sharing photos with me of your gorgeous pets! Xx
Response: Always fun to talk about our animals :-) Glad you enjoyed reading about mine! Thank you so much for the nice rating<3
Comment: Ah! I finally recieved your TIKI, and it's beautiful!!!! Totally worth the wait :-) I love how the palm leaves come off of the card. Thank you so much.
Response: Glad you liked it! I think when I tape the edges of the envie it tricks my eye into thinking it's a stamp when I get in too much of a hurry at the PO. Ive been known to do that every few months or so, realistically its probably a senior moment though--lol :-)
Comment: I am crazy for squash. One of my fave veggies. Tomatoes are up there too, except home grown around here are hard to come by. You are so lucky!!! Anyway, these will definitely be made and eaten here. The recipe cards are truly appreciated. AND, your envie was a delight and geared for the season. Loved the total package. Thank you!
Response: Good to hear you found the recipes enticing and can use them :-) I enjoyed making the envie and the recipe cards for you. Thanks for the heart rate<3
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely selection of postcards! I really like the mix! :) My favourite was the Jane Austen one, but I really liked the ones with the sea pictures as well.
Also a big thank you for being part of my swap!
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoyed looking through my collection for ones that fit your profile likes, so good to know that you liked them! Thank you for the heart rate <3
Comment: Thank-you! Although I am not into Halloween and/or "haunted" type things this house ATC is so, so clever! I love how you cut out the different roof tops and the little pom pom "plants" at the bottom. :) Also, thank-you so much for the extra bits-even the card is absolutely lovely! :)
Response: Oops, I am so sorry. I could have sworn That I read your profile, but maybe I missed it. I've been very scatter brained lately. I do remember I was going to send you a pastel spring themed one but read that you didn't care for pastels. I would be willing to send you that one also if you would like it, jut let me know, OK?
Comment: Hi Laura! Thank you for the sweet matryoshka doll! I can't believe you DREW her . . . she's so pretty and I just adore those little lace corners. AND . . . thank you for the postcards! I can tell we're going to be trading them regularly ;+)
Response: Glad you got it! Yes, learning how to draw a little bit....I got more PC's off amazon :-)
Comment: Laura, I LOVE your ATC! All those amazing characters collaged together. I never thought of doing that. I'm crazy about the movie and your ATC gave me such warm memories. Thanks so very much for creating something so nice for me.
Response: The monkeys used to creep me out! I can watch that movie anytime--love it:-) :-) First watched it on a12inch b/w TV at my grandmas.
Comment: Thank you for the resent! It is a pain that some mail get lost. I like the card and the cute extra:-)
Response: Oh my goodness, I was beginning to think this one got last also. Do customs confiscate our mail sometimes? Maybe they think it's a gift instead of paper crafts because of all the raised embellishments? Thank you for the nice rating<3
Comment: Thanks for the delightful package you sent to me, I love the way you packaged everything, thanks for the vintage post cards and your nice note. I loved everything, you put a lot of thought and love into this package, wish I could give you a dozen hearts. Barbara
Response: I'm so happy that you like everything :-) Thanks for leaving me such a nice comment <3
Comment: No worries :) I love your board <3 I would love to go to Madagascar one day and these pins just keep making me want to jump onto the next flight there hahaha. Thanks for sharing your pins with me :)
Response: I hope you watched the video of the sifika lemur dancing/playing :-) Thank you for the heart rate<3
Comment: Thank you very much. You are very kind. The recipes look great and I love the assortment of cards. May try the corn casserole for the holidays too. I may have to frame the notecard lol...sounds just like my cats especially now that they are older!
Response: Glad you liked the recipes and the cat note card :-) Thank you for the nice rating. Happy cooking!
Comment: Thankyou for the beautiful variety of postcards. I like them a lot, but especially the bear in the forest and the Tissot painting of the woman in a pink dress. I had been hoping to receive that for ages. Very happy now, thanks to you! :)
Response: I'm happy to hear that I picked ones that you liked :-) I didn't know if you would like that bear one-lol! Thank you for the nice rating<3
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love coming to visit your state. I've only seen one black bear outside of the zoo and that was in the smoky mountains in 1977.
Response: I've seen them at a distance only, thank goodness! One in Alaska and one in Yellowstone years ago, as well as one in Colorado. Have you ever been to Bear Country in South Dakota--very very fun to drive through as the bears are all around you! Thanks for the heart rate <3
Comment: Thanks for the great recipes. I'm looking forward to trying them out. I sent out a Balsamic Roast recipe - so close to what you sent! I can't wait to see how yours tastes!
Response: Oh, nooo. Please let me know which tastes better =) If it's yours, you'll have to share it with me--lol! I made the banana bread recipe in a different crockpot and it burned in the 2 hr time frame, so you may need to watch it the first time you make it. I used a spice cake instead of yellow.
Comment: I LOVE my new ATC. It is beautiful! Did you find the image online or is it a paper I overlooked? Gorgeous. On a seperate note-We haven't chatted about anything prior so I was thrilled to get your letter. I do have several recipes you might enjoy. PM me your email addy as I will be away until next week. We can get that pressure cooker going. :) Why Oh Why aren't you guys in WI?! :)
Response: I am sorry, I can't remember which atc I sent you, was it the gypsy? If so, that was an image I printed off internet. Well, WI is too cold in the winter and too humid/hot in the summer. We have fairly mild winters here and summers are dry =) I'll PM you my email for recipe exchange!
Comment: I LOVE THE RIBBON! Your ATC is awesome, I loved it. Thank you very much.
Response: I tried to age it with distress inks...to make it go with the paper colors and theme. Glad you liked it because I thought I distressed it too much! Thanks for the nice rating and for hosting <3<3
Comment: Love the photo cards!! Where to find theses cards?? Thanks so much!
Response: They are just blank cardstock card kits that I found at Michael's craft store. They had other designs like chevron too, or solid colors. They come with the envelopes and there were 40 sets per package for $9.99. I used the 40% off coupon that I printed off the website. Glad you liked the photos and cards! Thank you for the nice rating <3<3
Comment: got the pieces today.. what a cool idea this is...I really hope you like what I will be doing on them (haven't a clue right now though!!) thanks for sending...thanks for the extras and the lovely puzzle pieces
Response: Oh, I know I will like anything you decide to do. I always love your art <3
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful hydrangea card! My parents used to have one (white one with pink on the innermost part of the petal - really pretty) but it got ripped up to make way for a bigger deck. :( Hope you're having a great time with your grandson!
Response: We planted one three years ago and it looks soooo beautiful this year. The blooms are dinner plate size! Glad you liked the atc and thank you for the heart rate <3
Comment: Love this ATC you made! Thank you. This picture was my favorite gipsy girl pic too :D
Response: Oh my goodness, I was just starting to think you didn't get this and almost pm'd you last night. I am so happy it got there okay and that you liked the image I used! Thanks for the great rating <3
Comment: Thanks for the PCs. The blank ones are a very strange shape. i'll have to try sending one of them. Loved the little fox. (I loved the way you decorated your envelope with the washi tape)
Response: I thought a little reinforcement of the edges with the washi tape would be a good idea, and it looks good too-LOL! Glad you liked the cards and the fox are always some of my favorites also. Thank you for the heart rate <3
Comment: Ah, Laura...what a beautiful ATC! I also love Cicely Mary Barker, and yellow is probably my favorite color...I love everything about this gorgeous piece of art! Thank you so much for being a wonderful swap partner...and for the sweet extras, too!
Response: Glad you liked the little flower fairy. I just got that yellow lace from another swapper, so I had to incorporate it =) Thank you for the heart <3<3
Comment: Laura, I just received your beautiful notecards. Thank you! You did an wonderful job....I think they are all gorgeous!
Response: Well thank you for the sweet comment. I'm glad you liked them. I thought I may have gone overboard on the borders--LOL I am very glad you liked them and hope you will be able to use them. Thanks for the heart rate <3
Comment: I don't think I could ever get tired of receiving your artwork, Laura...it's beautiful, and this gorgeous ATC is no exception! And the sweet extras...those large puzzle pieces...oh, how I struggled with those tiny puzzle pieces! Thank you for always being a thoughtful and generous swap partner! (Although the lady who received my little puzzle pieces said she was going to punch holes in them and use them on a charm bracelet, which I thought was kind of genius...)
Response: That is a good idea, but you would have to seal them. Maybe I will seal mine front and back next time. I'm glad you liked the hats atc =) PS sending you a pm with an idea for a swap!
Comment: Hi Laura! So glad to be partnered again. Your use of acetate was inspired! Your fish are great and all those intricate little coral shapes add so much . . . are they made from a Cricut? Thanks for all the detail work. AND thanks for all the extra goodies--the Monet bookmark is already in my book!
Response: The stars were from a punch and I just rounded the corners and added detail with pen. The seaweed and coral was from MS border punches. I'm so glad that you liked it. BeeMGee has been making atc's with acetate, so that is where I got the idea--heehee =)
Comment: Thank you for the neat postcard. Nice sculpture. We have a park with walking trails along the river and it has lots of sculptures. You can at least tell yours is supposed to be a bird where most of ours leave you wondering what they're supposed to be. Thanks again.
Response: Ha, yes that is a problem with some sculptures! These are all pretty realistic, I guess that is why I am drawn to this park. Thank for the nice comment and rating!
Comment: I'm so sorry I really thought I had rates you age ago I even remember writing out the rating, I don't know what must have happened. I have had the book for a while now and have been adoring it! You spent so much time on it for me which just makes it really special. I have it saved in a safe place :) I loved opening all the little surprises. Thanks again and hope to swap with you soon :)
Response: Yeah, I was glad to hear you did get it safe and sound, I was starting to wonder. Happy that you are loving it <3 I had fun making it =)
Comment: You are right. This is acute card. And I agree - I hate it when they bring a mouse! Me? I prefer dogs, like your swap-bot name! Have a good day.
Response: Penny was my doxen that I had for fifteen years. I still miss her. We now have our hands full with a rescue Australian Shepherd that has issues. Keeps us on our toes for sure! Thanks for the heart <3
Comment: ATC is beautiful!! I would have never thought to use puzzle glue on one for texture! Great idea!
Response: I love the texture as compared to modge podge. We had three hailstorms that destroyed most of our spring flowers; it was a bummer. Glad you liked the atc! Thanks for the nice comment and rating =)
Comment: Ooh la la indeed :)! Thank you so much for your awesome sending! Love it outside and inside. The envelope and the notecard are just amazingly beautiful and so is the ATC you made me. Love the arch-shape and the time and care youÂ´ve put into it. Great work both back and front. All the extra goodies are so nice too, so you really made my day! Hugs and all the best wishes!
Response: Oh I'm happy to hear that you liked it and it made your day! I really had fun with this paper. Thank you for the nice comments and rating <3<3
Comment: I loved your David PC that you sent me. At first when I looked at it I thought it might be of Peter but then I read otherwise. My Dad lives in Aurora & told me about the snow you all had. Talk about freaky weather all around the states. It is hot & humid here & I'd trade it all for a day of snow! I know it's crazy. Thank goodness for AC.
Here's hoping you enjoy the Summer.
Response: Happy summer to you too =) Glad you liked the card! Thanks for the heart <3
Comment: I love the Colorado card.....A scene like I would seriously paint!!!! Thank you.....hugs 'n â™¥â™¥â™¥'s
Response: So glad you liked it! There are so many pretty scenery pc's to pick from here, and I hope I never send the same one to you! If I do please let me know and I will send another. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful Blooming notecard of the best kind - paintings of flowers - gorgeous for the month of May! Thank you Laura for the blooming notecard, your letter, the extras - roses notecard, postage stamps of seed packets, & the lovely flower theme postcards! Great swap!
Response: You are very welcome. Nice to be partners with you again. I am sorry about the ink blotches on your note card. Thank you for the nice rating.
Comment: What a "well dressed" young lady your cat is! And she is apparently ready to have tea with a couple of her dearest friends. (As with some otherwise sweet cats, I suspect she has not included you on her guest list although she insisted that you help her set up for tea and help with her wardrobe choices. :-) I love the ATC and couldn't resist jotting down the little vignette that it brought to my mind. As a child I had one kitten who patiently let me dress him in my doll clothes and take him for rides in my doll carriage! I say he "tolerated" it only; any photos suggest he was rolling his eyes in disdain through the ordeal. This ATC is on display in my art room!
Response: Aww, so glad you liked it. I loved the image also. I can't draw, so use images....I wish I had a cat to dress; mine is all boy and goes out every day. In fact, I am mad at him right now for not coming home last night!! We rescued him; they said he was a stray, so lives to be outside. Glad to see you back swapping!
Comment: Hi Laura, LOVE LOVE LOVE your ATC!! I have this Graphic 45 paper line also and if you don't mind want to copy some of your ideas. Your ATC is so dang darling. Thank you so very much. The dangling embellies are to die for. This is a treasure for sure. Thanks a million!
Response: Aw, thanks for the compliments. For some reason, I find most of the g45 papers hard to work with, but this one came to me much easier and I am glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart and of course I never mind if you are inspired to make something similar, that's what I'm here for, to share and learn =) =)
Comment: Thank you for the nice card. Yes I do like it because it is sewing and old looking. I worked for Salsbury / Solvay / Fort Dodge / Pfizer Company. We made animal health care products. I was in the vaccine dept. Everything very clean and sterile. Each time the company got sold things got changed so much. And not all for the better. The smaller companies were much better to their workers. To the BIG companies you're just a number. I love retirement best of all. Thanks again.
Response: I agree totally, that is why I left the working world eleven years ago. My husband works 60 hrs a week as a manage for TrugreenChemlawn company, so that's enough for the both of us. I do recognize those companies, I think ours bought or sold a couple things to FD and Pfizer. Enjoy that retirement; you deserve it!!
Comment: The resend was worth the wait!!! The ATC is gorgeous!!! I So is the card you made! I really doubt I'll be able to send it out and part with it :) Both are now part of my special treasure collection. Thanks for the notecard, too. :) I wish I could give more hearts!!! <3 <3 <3
Response: Oh you are much too kind--lol! I did not make the Happy Hoppers card; I had gotten it at a craft fair. The horse notecard is by a local artist that got bought out by Hallmark =) Thanks very much for the heart <3
Comment: what a wonderful atc this is...! thanks so much ... brings back memories of my mother and also reading to my children...love these old illustration...beautiful atc...thanks also for the most amazing card..wow! great swap and thank you so much
Response: You are very welcome. I am happy that you liked what I sent! Thank for the nice rating =)
Comment: Hello Laura! Thank you very much for an amazing postcard of "Mother Jones".I like black&white pictures, but most of all I like the postcards that tells me something new. I have never heard about Mary Harris Jones, but thanks to you I will read more about this outstanding woman. Have a nice day! Katya :)
Response: Yes, you can google her. I did and found out more about her. What a brave woman in a mans world. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you Laura for the so cute & scenic view of a Colorado Mountain Sheep Mom with her 2 babies! An amazing Mom who can raise her babies up high & not hear them cry for sweets & trips to Walt Disney World. The only wild animals I've seen here in Central FL (so far,) are the African animals at WDW Wild Animal Kingdom. We've been lucky, so far ...?
Response: LOL! We've actually seen these mtn goats up the canyon where we drive for a pleasure trip. I LOVED Wild Animal Kingdom. We went through it twice. I hope you don't see any of those pythons or whatever snakes that have taken over Florida--Yikes!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap inside and out! The BTC is just beautiful! Love the colors and the bling. That was so very sweet of you to share the tiny nail art, thank you! I will enjoy using those tiny bows on animals. LOL!
Response: That's a great idea for the bows. I bought several of those nail arts to share as they were from the dollar bin =) Thank you for the heart rate <3
Comment: Laura, your winged beauty is adorable! It looks like you collaged the background (which I love) and then put your sweet rose fairy on top. The wings are PERFECTLY to scale with the image and I love the delicate lace at the bottom. Thank you very much for creating something special for me~
Response: I'm always happy to make you something pretty, as you are a super duper host <3<3
Comment: Thank you for the cute Boston terrier! I really like the card :) the FB you sent with it is not a high quality one, I only swap those so I don't really have anyone to send it to. But I'll figure something out!
Response: Sorry, I don't know much about FB's....someone had sent it to me...Thank you for the heart; I'm glad you liked the Boston Terrier.
Comment: How I adore this ATC! Sounds like you had a lot of fun at Tuesday Morning. I would go there now but I spent all my money in Southern OR at my favorite store. Thank you also for the beautiful greetings you sent with your recent swaps. Lucky me, I will re-purpose them at some point.
Response: Oh, yes aren't those notecards and envies great for doing that?! The envies are high quality too. Glad you liked the cat (=^.^=) Thanks for the rating!
Comment: What timing, I just put the Three Musketeers in the DVD player... the one with Orlando Bloom, when my daughter brings in the mail! I agree that they look very similar. Thank you for sending it.
Response: Haha, that's funny. I'd rather see Orlando than the men on the PC ;) Thanks for rating!
Comment: Laura, your ATC's (I got 2!) are SO Anne Taintor--I love them. I laughed out loud at the Mom vacuuming the baby's bottom! The other one reminded me of my daughter. Her husband made the fatal mistake of buying her a household gift ONCE (once was enough) for her birthday and she FLIPPED! haha . . . I even love those little "retro" shapes you included. Our kitchen counter had those on it when I was young! Wonderful swap; thank you so much.
Response: I know, those little diamond shapes were all over the counters in the bathroom too. I had a blast with this swap we should do it again=)
Comment: Hello Laura,
Thank you for the 5 postcards you sent me for this swap. I appreciate your efforts to locate postcards that would fit into my collection. All the postcards will be a positive addition to my Postcard Collection. I really like them all but my favorite is the "Sculpture in the Park" postcard.
Response: That PC is beautiful isn't it? They have that event every year here. The sculptures are all over town in all our parks. They are quite the sight to see. Thank you for the heart rate <3
Comment: Beautiful notecard to postcard. . . I, too, love the quotes of John Muir - they are so 'on target'. Whenever you want to come over to watch TV, just let me know :-) I've not watched The Voice but am hooked on the Best Cooks and Chopped shows. . . although I don't cook. Thanks again for the lovely card and have a great week ~~
Response: You are very welcome. Glad I found a common like with you in John Muir! Thank you for the nice rating. Happy Spring!
Comment: Hi Laura! I was so happy to see that you were my partner; we haven't swapped in ages! I love how you used the image of the Mailbox Girl as I love it and I still didn't have an ATC with her on it. Hope all is well! Take Care -Vanne
Response: I had seen that image before and liked it too, so just had to use it for this swap! Glad it was a good addition to your collection. Thanks for the heart rate <3
Comment: Hi Laura. Your note in your card made my day!! You are so sweet and special. Thank you soooooo much for not one but two very awesome atc's. You have great talent and inspirations that i often copy the techniques used from you. I always enjoy your art work. Thank you oh so much and many hearts and hugs!
Response: You are very welcome and consider the second one your 1st anniversary present for being founder of our awesome group! I get inspiration from the other group members as well and continue to expand my 'artistic' self......
Comment: Laura....I definitely got a giggle out of that PC!! That could be Kentucky's air freshener at times!!! Thanks a bunch!
Response: They are cute little creatures and I can see how people could have them as pets(after de-scenting them of course). We used to have a few families of them in our neighborhood, but people trapped them and the foxes and coyotes got them too.
Comment: Hi Laura - I finally found the swap I asked you about on this, LOL....It was so old in my archived file. Thank you so much for making these 3 lovely owls. Each one is amazingly gorgeous and I feel so lucky to have them. Your note said you still owe me another swap but I can't remember what it is. It will be a nice surprise when it arrives. :) Thank you for your well wishes regarding my son. That means a lot to me. Many hugs and hearts to you!!
Response: I am happy you liked the handsome little guys! I love owls. I can't remember why these were a resend at this point either. I had kept the swap in my sent file so it's good that we can call this one closed-lol!
Comment: Thanks for the cute PC -- we have these critters in AZ, too, although they are very elusive and hard to spot! :) Thanks also for the nice note. My aunt was a 35-year survivor who passed away from old age when she was 92 -- something for us both to aim for. Her response to her cancer was to start raising evergreens from seed -- and some of them can take 12 years to germinate after you plant them! She raised a hedge before she passed on. Best wishes -- and happy swapping!
Response: Wow that is some patience and determination she had, bless her heart <3 Did you get the genetic testing and counseling done? I would highly recommend it and insurance usually covers it. Once you have one cancer you are highly susceptible to certain other cancers you can get screened for appropriately, even 15 years post diagnosis I'm still doing this. Take care!
Comment: Thank you Laura for your beautiful Butterflies & Dragonflies Inchies you handmade for me. You deserve a "10" as you did a lot of work - a remake & resend of your original artwork. Sorry your original inchies were lost in the mail. Laura is a great swap partner. Hope we will meet up again in a future swap. Great swap!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks to you for the nice rating and yes, I am sure we will meet again at the mailbox =)
Comment: Oh my gosh! ~ Thank you So much for the prettiest flower post cards! They are so pretty - Love them - Super thanks for the extras, too - and - Super duper thanks for joining my little swap. Happy day to you - Hope you do get to Hawaii some day - lol !
Response: I am happy you liked them =) Thanks for hosting; I thought it was a great idea!
Comment: Laura, I received my fabulous little egg in yesterday's mail and I love it! So spring like. Of course I do not mind that it was made earlier. That does not matter to me. Thank you my friend! I am sending you a PM about our private swap.
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the sweet comments <3
Comment: I absolutely LOVE this postcard - thank you! :oD I spent a few years in your state (left in 74), and always thought it would be nice to go back for a visit, but haven't made it yet. :o(
It's nice to know I'm not the only one who talks to bugs - crazy loves company! ;oP Love your profile too - makes me laugh, and I never get too much of that! :oD
Response: I'm happy to hear that you liked it! Thanks for the nice rating <3
Comment: First, my apologies for the late rating. Second, WOW!! What a fabulous ATC!! It looks like it would have taken forever. Just FYI, there's no such thing as "too much" when we're talking about glitter. LOL!
Response: I noticed on your profile that you did not like glitter, but glitter glue doesn't flake, so I don't consider it glitter--lol! I'm glad you liked it, it took several stages of drying...Thanks for letting me know that you got it =)
Comment: BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! thank you so much for everything!! P.S. Clifton is right outside grand junction.
Response: Thanks for letting me know that you got it! Glad you liked it. My husband is the GM for Trugreen in Grand Junction, but he only gets there about twice per year and I don't get to go with him.....
Comment: Laura, thanks for the great seeds. I'm planting the zinnias in a flower bed I just cleaned up and they're going next to some sunflowers that I got from my other partner. I think they will look good together! thanks.
Response: That sounds like a great combination! Glad you liked them.
Comment: I just love the ATC you sent to me for this swap, Laura. The Daffodil Fairy is simply gorgeous, thank-you and also thank-you for the extras, the little bear is so great, did you create it?
Response: Thank you for the very nice comment=) The fairy is an image from Mary Cicely Barker's books; so many lovely little fairies in each book! The teddy is a rubber stamp that I colored in with markers.
Comment: Sorry you had to send another. Hard to say what happened with the mail, I am always having problems with mine. I really like the house ATC and the little girls is super special.
Response: Good to hear that this one got there safely. Who knows what happens to our missing artwork?!! My other partners got theirs ok. I'm glad you liked my theme and thank you so much for the heart rating =)
Comment: Thank you my dear friend for lovely letter which make my day beautiful. ATC is beautiful, and other stuff is lovely. I am OK, now I am in retired, after 38 year work. All I nead now is: more health and money..... I send you nice regards.:)
Thank you my dear for your wishes.:)
Response: Yes we all can use more money and the best of health! Today is St Paddy's Day here, so I'm wishing you the luck of the Irish coming your way! HaHa! Thanks for the heart rating <3
Comment: Love your letter, love Joni Mitchell and purple flowers. Lived in New Mexico for 14 years, know all about rocky soil and having to water daily. Gotta love the rescues, they are amazing and grateful animals, even if they come with "issues". Perhaps a dog trainer could give you some ideas as to help him recover from his previous life...thanks so much for the delightful letter and seeds.
Comment: I really liked your ATC. Thank you very much. And yes, we have a lot of like alike :)
That is why I have sent you an invite for a group I really like. Maybe we'll be swap-partners there or at another swap!
Response: I'm happy you liked the atc I made for you! Thank you for the invite to your group, but I have stopped sending packages internationally because of the very high cost of shipping. Hope to see you in other swaps!
Comment: Woo hoo!! You did an excellent job at incorporating a shrink dink into an ATC!!! Love it!!! Thanks for joining the swap! Thanks for reading my profile, I'm so glad you're here!! Happy Heart Month!
Response: So happy to hear you liked what I did with it. Thank you so much for the nice rating =)
Comment: Everything in the box was absolutely amazing! The lion is soooo cute. I'm gifting it to a good friend that has a little one on the way. Thank you sooo much for the samples and the perfume. It has been ages since I had a bottle! You're the best! *********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
Response: Glad you liked everything. It's nice to know you can use the makeup and perfume! Be careful of the tail coming off the lion with a baby!!!
Comment: I loved the CARD and the goodie... I should have posted earlier cause I got major big time sick... BUT I loved the card and thanks for remembering me... I did ATC a while ago but I over did it so I quit for a while and now limit myself to maybe a card a month... but still enjoy the whole creative adventure of these ATC... :)
Response: Please feel better soon. We need your creativity here! I should start up again doing the photo swaps. I just don't have a great camera........
Comment: I received the beautiful ATC you made today and I love everything about it! You love the same flowers I do and the Irises remind me of my "Southern secret garden" where my irises grew. Thank you! I will enjoy adding this one to my flowers collection. :)
Response: You are very welcome and I am happy to hear that it is going into your collection =) I can't wait to see the spring flowers popping up!
Comment: The most adorable vintage Valentine EVER! Thank you for another wonderful swap envelope to open, Laura...and for the extra vintage Valentines as well!
Response: I see more and more cute and/or lovely vintage images on the internet; it's hard to resist saving every one of them on my computer! Thanks for the Valentine heart. Hopefully the envie got the poem and special cancellation from Loveland?
Comment: Oh dear, I'm sorry for not rating you earlier! I got your card, and really love it! I am a big fan of the vintage look! I hope your Arctic spell didn't last too long (although I just heard that 49 of the 50 United States have snow; only Florida doesn't, or didn't yesterday).
Comment: wow what a pretty envie and GREAT red rose ATC came to my house today! I love itâ€¦â€¦. thank you for the valentine's card and the WOLF â€¦..looks just like my Mikey!!! hugs and Happy Valentine's Day to you too!!!!
Response: I'm happy to hear that you loved the atc I made for you! I couldn't resist those animal valentines. Thanks for the heart =)
Comment: Thank you very very much for the letter, I loved to hear the description of your fox ATC and the reasons for how it was made including the jewels and I shall make good use of the fox pictures too.
Response: Glad you liked him! Thanks for hosting and for the heart rate <3
Comment: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
I was truly ready to leave Swap-Bot, until today when I received your swap.
I take time and try to create something extra special when I swap - Thank God that someone else does the same, YOU.
Applause with a Standing Ovation, ***10 STARS***, & â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥25 HEARTS â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Well, I'm so happy to hear that you changed your mind based on my happy mail to you! I hope you stay and if you want to private swap, let me know. Thanks for the very nice comment and rating <3<3
Comment: Worth the wait, thank you for the lovely button fairy, and the cross stitch kit, and dotee, all are appreciated! I decided to give you a 5 even though it was weeks late. I feel you did put effort into this and who am I to cast the first stone... Thanks
Response: You are very kind, thank you. Glad you liked the fairy and extra items that I couldn't use,
Comment: Thank you very much. The ATC is gorgeous. Thank you for the extra one and tea too. I do love hummers and have several feeders. I have seen the hit. They are so territorial. Fun to watch though. Thanks again...great all around package :)
Response: You are welcome! I'm glad you liked everything. Thank you for the very nice comment and rating :)
Comment: Love the tea and the pretty cards, so clever how they match the theme ^_^ Thanks so much! The envelope was torn pretty badly at the sides though, one side was completely open. Nothing fell out fortunately! but apparently this paper tears easily in the creases, you might want to use some tape to fortify :)
Response: Oh no, thanks for letting me know about the tearing! I have recd a couple torn myself. Glad everything was still inside. Thanks for the heart rate <3
Comment: Laura I love your sweet wintry children on their sled! So cute and well put-together. AND the Snow Queen makes it a real set! It was so nice of you to send a whole extra ATC--that's a LOT of work to just give away! I really appreciate the time you put in on both ATC's--they're just plain neat!
Response: I appreciated your patience and understanding with me sending your first atc to the wrong partner in Australia! I am very happy that you enjoyed receiving them. Thank you for the heart and the kind comment =)
Comment: Thank you! My favorite is the one standing on the fence or wooden thing, ready to jump out!
I'm so sorry - I left the message above this sentence but somehow didn't get the 5heart clicked and it was still bubbled in at don't want to rate.
Response: No problem, just glad they came out okay and that you enjoyed them =)
Comment: so sorry for the late rating. i realized you hadn't rated me either... perhaps we forgot? i just went through all my xmas cards & had so many i had marked as sent, but actually didn't! thanks for the extras & the really nice card... i hope you got mine and will rate me back? i sent you a card in the shape of a red letter box. x edit; just seen you rated me ages ago; no worries. i don't know what planet i am on, clearly!... happy new year!!x
Response: Yes, I did really like the card you sent me! Some of the cards I received were not the 'nice' cards they were supposed to be, but I thought yours was very nice! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you so much for the seeds. I've never heard of Cucumber Lemon. Sounds interesting. I also have never tried growing the pumpkins. Can't wait to plant!!!
Thanks for the copy of the info. I did the same with my partners. =-)
Response: I won't go without those cucumbers! I forgot to mention that they are not bitter. The skin gets little pricklies if you wait too long to pick, but you can peel them. Thanks for the rating =)
Comment: Thank you for making this such a happy mail day! I love everything you sent. The stickers are cute, I am excited about trying the tea and the recipe cards are great! I love the little card you sent. I am going to put it in my journal. As for my surprise, I love love love the bookmarks! The fox is my favorite. He is beautiful. Thank you again. I hope you have a wonderful day.
Response: I am happy to hear that you liked the things I picked out for you! Thanks for the nice rating <3
Comment: Thank you for the lovely inchies! My favorite is the little black bear walking in the snow. He looks very cute and loveable! Thank you for your New Year wishes, I hope you have had a wonderful new year so far like I have!
Response: The bear was one of my favs too. Thanks for the nice rating, I am so happy you liked the inchies =)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. Even though we have taken down the tree I have not put my Christmas ATC display away. This is a beautiful addition and will reappear next Christmas. Have a wonderful 2014.
Response: You are so welcome! I have my Christmas ATC's still spread out on the ledge between my kitchen and living area; can't seem to put them away just yet!
Comment: Wooooow! Thank you for your beautiful crochet bookmark! It's soo soft and pretty.
Btw it was a challenge to get into the envelope since it was really well sealed-made it feel like I was opening a present ^^aha
Response: So happy you like it! I never trust envies that have more than a flat card in them, so have to tape them like crazy. I shake everything to one side and then carefully cut a sliver off the other end, then take contents out. I get these kind all of the time since I trade ATC's =)
Comment: Laura, your gingerbread house is simply adorable! You must have the tiniest little hands to get all those tiny adornments in place so perfectly. I actually have that little snowflake punch and never thought to use it on mine! Now . . . I must thank you especially for the entire "Christmas present" package! I was just so surprised and touched that you would send so many lovely things. That little duck punch is SO sweet. I'm trying to figure out an ATC swap to list where I can use it! And all the little cling stamps. I actually have extra blocks for mounting, too. What a wonderful surprise. Thank you so much my friend!
Response: You are so welcome! I had two of those duck punches for some reason or another and I can never resist the pretty cling stamps in the bargain bins at JoAnns and Michael's, but then I don't always get around to using them. That's pathetic, I know, so I had to pass them on and hope someone will actually put them to use =) Thanks again for those watercolors!
Comment: Laura - Oh my goodness! This is the most darling Nut Cracker atc ever!!!! I LOVE it. So much detail, colors, and everything. I am so thrilled to add another treasure of yours to my collection. A million hearts to you.
Response: Wow, that was lightening fast mail! I felt like I was sticker slapping on this one, but just couldn't resist those pretty foiled ones. So happy you liked it!
Comment: Laura, I FOUND it! My hubby had taped it inside your Christmas card which was hanging on the wall! I was just thrilled to find it and doubly thrilled with the techniques. I'm crazy about the one with the leaf stamps. It's SO pretty. I have a HUGE bottle of UTEE and plan to use it to try this one for myself. I'm so relieved to have found it. Whew!
Response: I'm glad you found it because I was starting to think I didn't package it well enough with the 'bump' of the charm. Embossing is addictive!
Comment: Wow, I so love this book that you have made for me! Great idea using the stamps from around the world and the travel quotes. I absolutely love everything about it - thank you so much!
Response: Oh, it's so good to know that you liked it. I had never made one before and was so nervous that it wouldn't be right. I waited to get mine from my partner so I knew how to fill the pages, and I read your profile looking for ideas--lol! Thanks so much for the heart <3
Comment: Hi Laura, What perfect timing to receive your Thanksgiving inchies!! They are just adorable and I love them!!! Thank you so much. You always send me such sweet treasures that I always appreciate and admire your talents. Thanks with many hearts
Response: That was in the nick of time! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Comment: Laura, thank you so much for the FIVE beautiful vintage kitty twinchies! I love them so much...I just can't put them into the twinchie album yet; they're staying out to make me happy whenever I look at them!
Response: I'm so happy you like them. I was thinking that 2-3 inchies attached one under the other with ribbon and add a hangar would make a nice tree ornament. I might try that!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Twinchies and your autumn note. Love the real leaves. In a couple of days it's suppose to be sunny and cold. I will bundle up and work outside raking the last of the leaves. Have a Happy Thanksgiving !
Response: You're very welcome! Enjoy the last of fall, WINTER is here! Happy Thanksgiving to you also!
Comment: What a creative spin! I love the effect the burlap has as the ATC's background. You're so clever and it came out looking fantastic with the other embellishments and the image. Thank you for a marvelous ATC!
Response: Oh, I'm glad you liked my creation =) Thanks for the sweet comment and nice rating!
Comment: Laura, Thank you for the card and the recipes!! I can't wait to try them. I think the popcorn snack will be perfect for driving around town looking at Christmas lights. :-) I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas!! :-) Oh, and I plan on drinking the tea on Christmas Eve. :-)
Response: I am glad you liked the recipes I chose. What a good idea to take the popcorn with you to view lights! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hi Laura, Your BEaUtIFuL Thanksgiving ATC just arrived in my mailbox. You'rs is the first swap to arrive to my new home. It felt so wonderful and was like a house warming gift. Thank you so much!! I truly love all the work you did on this ATC. It is stunning. Oh and P.S. Yes, I have a ton of space in my craft room so I guess that means I can go shop being I have room to put it right? ha ha...Hugs!
Response: Yes, I hope you enjoy shopping and filling up your craft room! So happy it was a housewarmer for you =) Happy Thanksgiving in your new house!
Comment: What a cute zine :) i just love the themes! (and i'm exactly like that, the two things that bring me up :D) And can i ask where you got the card? It's beautiful - if you're ever around these parts drop for a cuppa :) :) Thank you <3
Response: I doubt I will ever get to Slovenia, but thanks for the offer =) Yep, friends and coffee are the best! You will have to refresh my memory as to which card I sent to you, okay?
Comment: Thanks for the adorable ATC! I have these these charms and made earrings from them, LOL! :D
Response: Oh my goodness, I guess great minds think alike, hey? So I am glad that I picked something that you liked because I'm not real familiar with D of D art, other than I know it's colorful and floral. Thanks for the very nice rating <3
Comment: Thank you! The ATC is beautiful. I love the mix of different elements you used and the Tin Man illustration instead of the movie version was great to see. And the extras you sent--I have a current project that they are just PERFECT for! Thank you so much!!
Response: The Tin Man that I used is from the Graphics 45 paper line. I enlarged it a little on my printer though. Thanks so much for the sweet comments =)
Comment: What a great shaped pumpkins-I never thought of doing it that way-I struggled with how to shape as one pumpkin! Thanks for the extras and loved the card you sent it in-think that will have to go in my Poe corner And the bookmark-love alice in wonderland stuff-thanks for sharing and swapping!
Response: I had fun making that one from a pumpkin stamp. I got the card at the dollar store believe it or not!
Comment: Hi Laura!
First . . . apologies for not rating sooner. It struck me while driving that I had forgotten to rate you! Your angel was just beautiful--and I loved the bit of Christmas spirit. Your little gold accents (were they quilted) were the perfect accompaniment to the sweet angel. Thank you for taking time to create something special for me!
Response: The stars were cut from a trim piece. I used a little Pearl Ex around the sheet music but it wasn't very noticeable. Sorry for not listing my techniques; I tend to forget to do that.
Comment: Hi! I love your punch art Halloween ATC! So spooky yet fun! Love of the look of the glossy accents! TY for joining the swap and the sending me such wonderful Happy Mail! Hugs, Happy Swapping, and Happy Halloween! ;)
Response: Thanks to you for the nice comments and heart rating!
Glad it got to you just in time=)
Comment: cute! I love this little scarecrow guy! It turns out the neighbor had it! our postal delivery person accidentally stuck it in their box! I love the autumn leaves also! Thank you ! nice mail! ;)
Response: Oh thank goodness! Aren't those leaves nice? They are brads I got at Michael's. I used them on an atc too. Sometimes I just bend the arms off and then glue them on. I was going to make one of these matchboxes for my niece because the leg extension is so funny!
Comment: Laura! What an awesome card, I love it. Also the great embellishing on the card edges is beautiful, and the feathers make it pop!
The card and envelope were also beautiful!I I cut out as much as I could on the envelope. that envie paper is so useable. Thank you!
Response: I know, those envies and cards are so pretty. I almost hate to write on them with my poor handwriting. Thanks for the noce comment. I'm so happy that you liked him. You should be getting a vintage fairy any day now........
This doll is pretty cute! never thought about doing mine that way... i love it and the picture of the dog penny!
Response: Oh, no, she wasn't supposed to be considered cute! She was to be an evil witch =) I am glad you liked her, I had to learn how to hand sew again to get those snaps on the dress....Thank you for the nice rating =)
Comment: What an awesome "dipstick" lol. Love it. Just beautiful. Thanks.
Response: You are very welcome! I couldn't resist using those vintage images of the children at Halloween and love the little poems that go with them. Dipstick is what I keep wanting to saytoo, every time I see that word. That's also the word I use for the people that irritate me on the road--heehee! Thanks for the heartrate <3
Comment: Hi Laura, What a fantastic ATC. Great image, colors, and brilliant of you thinking to use nail polish as some coloring. I tell ya, I learn something new everyday from you wonderful ladies. Many hearts to you for this super atc and witch holder. Pretty paper too, thank you very much for a very happy envie! : )
Response: You are so very welcome. I also used nail polish to alter an altoids tin in another swap. It adheres well! Thanks to you for the lovely rating!
Comment: Wonderful card! I love it and thank you for the very cool lighthouse photo greeting. I am going to try the technique you used on the ATC. I checked out the blog. Oh my, so many lovely things. Whee! Thanks again for being a great swap buddie. :)
Response: You are very welcome! It's so fun to see the techniques we use and then try them ourselves =)
Comment: Thank you so much for your beauiful ATC. I wsa thrilled to see that it opened up to reveal more of yor creativity. I love the spring theme...the paper you chose was my favourite of the range. Love the extras as well.
Response: Well that one took forever to get to you! I am glad it made it in one piece and that you liked my booklet design. Thank you so much for the nice rating <3
Comment: Hi Laura, What a sweet gnome ATC. This is just so darling and it makes me smile. Can i ask what the glaze is you painted on top of it? I really like the texture and look of it. If you can send me a swap bot message I would so much appreciate it. Many hearts to you. Oh also. Your return addy label has Ziggy on it. I have not seen Ziggy since I was a teenager. I didnt know he excisted anymore. I always like little Ziggy.
Response: Aww, glad he brought a smile to you =) The sealant was a puzzle laminator by Sargent Art. It's been in my supply box for years, LOL. I got the Ziggy labels from a non-profit mailing--LLS Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thanks again for joining my swap!
Comment: Yes-here's another swap from you! I loved it and so did my sister and 7 year old grand-nephew when I opened it when we were waiting for our pizza at Chuckie Cheese-just spending one day with him I can relate what you must be going thru with your 10 yr old little guest! Thanks for sharing and making a moment in our day fun!
Response: Glad it brought a smile to all of your faces =) My grandson liked it too! Thank you for another nice rating <3
Comment: Beatrix Potter is great and I never even thought of this when I was doing my squirrel one! Thanks for hosting this and always good to get something from you-thanks also for sharing the stickers!
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the heartrate <3
Comment: Hi Laura got your cards they are really nice i am glad i got you as a partner. Lilly is doing better thanks for asking she will start school here in about a week for a hour or two a day
Lilly wants the small card ok. Thank you so much the cards are wonderful
Response: You are so very welcome! I bet Lilly is so happy to go to school! Get a break from all the doctors and be around children her own age =)
Comment: great card!!! and I don't even like glitter that much but I really like this card....thank you : )
Response: Oops, I'm sorry I missed that on your profile and I did read your profile....I don't like the glitter either that falls off on everything and this paper seemed to keep it well adhered, I guess that's why I liked it. Thanks for giving me a heart regardless =) <3
Comment: I'd give you 10 hearts if I could for this swap. I loved the work you did on the owl ATC and all the special birthday wishes too. I can't wait to use the horse stationary and I liked the bird card & envie. I think those were puffin birds? blessings, ellie
Response: Aww, thanks for the sweet comment! Hope you had a nice birthday! Thanks for the heartrate <3
Comment: what a wonderful beautiful zine...love it..excellent job.. i cant believe that it is your first zine... thank you for all of the extras also..... oh the birthday...i am 1 year older than you :)
Response: Thanks for the very nice comment! I'm glad you liked what I created =) Yeah for Virgos!
Comment: Hi Laura, Your Geisha is so pretty. I love the printed. The little white bird is darling. Your embellishments are so beautiful and matches your very sweet letter of good wishes to me. I always enjoy your creations and am excited to slide tis Geisha into my sleeve binder. I send you many hearts and happy wishes right back to you.
Response: I am so glad I finally found an image to use for this oriental atc =) Hope you are feeling better each day!
Comment: Hi Laura! Your hula girl is CUTE! I tried to hard to find something to use for bra-cups like you did, but didn't have anything small enough. They really added a punch of color. Thanks for taking time to make something special for me. I love her!
Response: My pleasure! Maybe we should do a skinny 3x5 hula girl next, that way we have space for more embellishments =))((
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome cards! They turned out perfectly for this swap. Those statues are really neat looking, and the oranges in the rose are so pretty! I selfishly don't want to ever send out the cards so I can keep them for myself.
Response: I wouldn't mind if you cut off the back and framed it =) I am going to start a cork bulleting board for displaying my fav swaps. Waiting for th large one to go on sale at Hobby Lobby-lol. Thanks for the nice rating!
Comment: Hi laura,
First off, you NEVER let me down on your swaps. So please never feel such thoughts. Your twinchies are beautiful. You worked so hard at keeping them in order then I removed them from your card and mixed them up. LOL...I have no idea what order they are to be in. Either way they are all wonderful and I am thrilled to add these three to my twinchie collection. Thank you
also for the darling Panda card.
These little guys are cute!
Comment: Laura--this is a beautiful kimono ATC--I am definitely going to copy the pattern to use in the future. The back of the card is even neatly covered in coordinating paper, making it especially well done. I think that kind of finishing touch makes a huge difference in making the item look professionally done. The bookmark will also be put to good use--I usually have about three or four books going at one time--one on my Nook, one on cell phone, and one or two actual paper books on my night stand. Lit profs are by definition addicted to reading! LOL Thanks so much--PeggyO
Response: I'm so happy you liked it. I had a hard time finding good images, so resorted to the kimono, which I had made several before. I thought the bookmark looked like cherry blossoms. Thanks for the nice comment and rating <3
Comment: I love the sheep! She's really cute. And thanks for including the stamp, too. I will think of you every time I use it! Ohm, I almost forgot, I love the ATC. too.
Response: Glad you liked the atc and the stamp! I still recommend you touch up the image with a fine sharpie after you stamp it though. My first attempt at carving was not a stellar outcome--lol! Thanks for the very kind rating =)
Comment: I got your owl inchies they are real cool thanks a lot and you may want to be careful mailing your swap this one did not get mailed stamp tell June 20 but I am fine with it. Very nice owls love them
Response: Thanks for the kind rating. Since I broke my toe, I've had my son and husband taking mail to po for me and I now hear that they 'forgot' to send some right away. I am so sorry for the tardiness!
Comment: Hi Laura!
I'm getting excited when I see the return addresses from people in our group now ;+) Your pansy ATC is gorgeous. I love the vintage pansies and all your embellishments are so in keeping with the vintage theme--you even used velvet ribbon!! I love velvet ribbon. And...the back is just as beautiful as the front ;+) Thanks too for explaining your techniques--I love that we do that. BEAUTIFUL!!!
Response: My pleasure!! Thanks for such nice comments. I am learning more and more techniques as I go =)
Comment: I am super thrilled with my ATC! I love the design, the stamps you chose, the whole thing. The adorable notecard and thoughtful note with the extra stamps were a great treat too! Thank you so much!!! :)
Response: Such a nice comment coming from an artist! Thank you so much for the great rating =)
Comment: Hi! Your photos made my day, as did your note and the stickers! Chip is just too cute and I want to give him a hug! I love the quotes on the photos - I had thought about doing that as well! LOL! Great minds think alike! I am looking forward to showing off your sweet furbaby to my hubby! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Ohh, so glad you liked my Chipster boy! Let's do cats next....=)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable inchies and the extras. â™¥ â™¥ â™¥
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the hilarious video you sent on my profile. I was looking at the shading kits at Hobby Lobby yesterday, and I also noticed they are having watercolor classes. Thanks for your encouragement !
Comment: Oh, Laura... I have tears in my eyes... I love the daisy ATC, but I know you love doxies! I was so touched by hearing about Penny, then remembered your Swap Bot name... I knew I would love whatever was inside when I saw your envie! Thanks for the stamped images.... and materials to make an ATC like yours! I love the ATC too!!!! A million hearts to you from me and Jasper! <3!
Response: Oh, I am so glad that I sent you a smile! We now have a big dog because my son and husband wanted a 'real' dog. I sure do miss my little penny girl. Whenever I see a doxie, my heart sinks. Thank you so much for your hearts <3
Comment: Oh Laura, what a beautiful shabby chic ATC you made!! I love the paper fabric and will be buying some of that real soon. Wow! The crocheted hearts, the pearls, the trim around the card. All of it is stunning!!! This is one I will never forget. Thank you again and a million hearts to you.
Response: I'm very happy that you liked it so much. In my spare bedroom I have a white antique bedframe and have the room decorated shabby. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and heartrate!
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the fun photos of the birds! I thought they were fine! The roadrunner photo is awesome! Thanks so much for joining the swap and for making my day with the photos! Hugs, Happy Snapping and Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for being so kind....I thought the birds in the cage formed a heart with their necks and heads, but I didn't get such a great pic of them.
Comment: Laura;) Thanks for all the cards. You are lucky to have a vast array of punches. I like the branch? one the best, I'mma get me one of those! I think the cards were supposed to be normal size but these will work just fine for little notes for swaps!!!
Response: Oh, I'm sorry you were expecting larger cards. The swap said no larger than 4 x 5, so I thought I was making an okay size. I would be happy to make you some larger ones and send them out. The punch is an older Martha Stewart one. It's an edge punch and I just used a small section of it =)
Comment: What a pretty ATC. I love how you made the border. I'm always learning new techniques and I'm certainly going to give this a try.
I do like Georgia. I've been here 40 years. We have four seasons but our winters are mild and summer is hot. Thank you for being my partner.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating =) I'm happy that you liked it!
Comment: Thank you so much, they came in last nights mail. They are just beautiful. I made a small pin cushion out of gold metallic fabric and a tiny bit of lace. I stuffed it with sand. The pins look fabulous sticking out of it in my china cabinet.
Response: That sounds very pretty! Have you ever seen those little Japanese pincushions with little Japanese ladies all around? I used to live in Panama and had a few of those. I wish I would have kept them now!
Comment: Yes, thank you I did get your lovely ATC a bit of time ago- you did the right thing to nudge me... I have 22 baby raccoons in the house these days, each needing 3 or 4 bottles a day, and a lot is getting overlooked. Sorry to be late rating you.
Response: No problem, I am glad you got it. Oh what fun having baby raccoons sounds like! I'm afraid my dog would go crazy.
Comment: Thank you for the cards and the letter. Actually, I'm just visiting for a while in CO, so I used my son's address so as not to miss any swaps coming my way! It will be nice visiting paper stores around here. One never has enough paper!
Response: Enjoy your time here! Thanks for the nice rating <3
Comment: Your envie arrived!! Hurrah! I just LOVE the little wooden mushrooms, you did a beautiful job of including them in your ATC. Thanks so much for taking such time and care and for resending when the first one didn't arrive.
Response: Yeah! So glad you liked it and that the wooden mushrooms did not split or break!
Comment: Good golly Miss Molly! I absolutely LOVE your ATC! I have NEVER seen one that opened! So creative. I will be "borrowing" that idea for some of my own ATC's! Thank you, Laura, for a WONDERFUL swap and many thanks for vouching for me in the Advanced ATC & Craft Group. I'm having a ball in the group! OH! I forgot--thank you for the lovely koi items AND those beautiful bird stickers--they are gorgeous!
Response: Well thanks to you for the wonderful rating! I really am happy that you liked everything. I wanted to make a good swap for you since you were such a good angel to me!