Comment: 3+ years and finally getting a rating to you! I do feel bad and I am embarrassed about it also. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and I am hoping that it has finally came to an end. Life is not always fair. But we will survive! A while back, I promised myself to make right all the people and ATC's I have neglected to complete. It has been bugging me, as this has never been how I usually handle things. A few days late possibly, but always completed. I am so sorry about this and I do hope that this long awaited rating, will bring your paperwork to a 100% close at for anything I still owe you. If there is something else that you are missing from me, please let me know asap. Again ... Sorry!!!
Comment: Very nice-I like the feathery motif that spreads from background to the rubber stamped image! Quote is very nice too-haven't heard that one before-thanks! Thanks also for the extra goodies-love them to add to stash!
Response: I am so thrilled that someone understood the connection of the background and the use of the feather stamp!!!......Thank you so much for the heart also.
Comment: Wow!! Thanks so much for the wonderful Gears ATC! I adore the bunny and love how you incorporated into the design. I hope you had a fun time making your cards - I am happy you joined the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I actually had so much fun making these atcs. so relaxing. Thank you for the heart and for hosting.
Comment: OH-how wonderful-the ATC is great-love how the tail flips out! The paperdoll fabric is great-thanks for the stamps(you are so kind) and the card is a hoot too. Thanks for sharing and swapping! Happy Valentine's day to you too!
Response: Thank you so much for the wonderfully kind words and the heart. You have made my day!!!
Comment: Feb 6. Stop with all those lies. I was never harrassing you. Impatience? See how long I waited from Nov till now. And I received the one dated somewhat in the end of Jan. I think there never was a third one.
Resend arrived. Never received an envie that smelled so much of smoke.
Chronic of the most disappointing swap I had on here:
Nov 19: Received an empty envie that was much too thin so the sides were open, the ATC fell out. Got a nice reply from you that you would resend.
Jan 4: I messaged you again as I hadn't received. Response: You forgot about that swap. I agreed to wait some days longer and asked you to contact me when you send.
Jan 20: Still no swap and no message so I messaged you again to ask about the swap. Response: You think you sent but would send another one (I personally think you forgot again).
Couple of days later you messaged me again that you sent. And the ATC arrived.
I just am disappointed that I had to wait so long for the resend...why not a fast resend and a good communication from your side and we could have done it without so many problems.
Response: You have not given it time to reach you and are harassing me. I already sent out 2 atcs. It takes at least 5 or 6 weeks travel to Germany. I have now mailed out a 3rd atc. BTW You have now received the 2nd atc your 3rd was sent about a week ago due to your impatience and harassment
Comment: Hey girlie! Great to hear from you and I love the awesome ATC! That is such a fun punch - we are so lucky to have friends that share! I am with you on the cold - brrr! So tired of it and ready for spring! Thanks also for the great note and extra goodies - you are so sweet! Stay warm! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hey Vicki, Thank you so much for the heart. I didn't know what to send you cause you're not an ocd person like me, lol. Didn't want to send you tons of em. Take care and as always, thank you for hosting!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful winter style ATC and all the extras that you included in the envie. As always your swaps never fail to disappoint. Your artwork is gorgeous!!
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Blessings, ellie
Response: Thank you so much for everything Ellie. May you and yours also have a wonderful holiday season!!!!!
Comment: Hi Linda I received you package today and unfortunately it got ripped apart somewhere along the way. Fortunately the ATC is mostly okay, it got a little ragged on one edge and the ladybug lost an eye but I'm sure I have a replacement in my stash. The greeting card was in pieces I hope I got all your extras the flower pots are so cute!
Thank you so much for everything it's all so cute and I'm very sorry it got all torn up it's always such a bummer when these things happen.
Well I hope you have a wonderful day and happy future swapping!
Response: Wow, this is the first Ive had this happen to me. Thank you so much for the heart. I send a lot of my atcs with non machinable written on the envelope.
Comment: Cute punches! I was looking at the little ones today at Michaels.....and thanks for the paper....I have an ATC in mind for one piece right now!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. I have too many punches, lol. Sometimes the little ones wear out or break, so I usually buy 2 of the $1.00 ones. So glad you like the paper, too. I have too much of that also.
Comment: Like you, I love the tiny buttons...and I also love punch-art, although I haven't ever used my punches in a creative way. Thank you so much for being a wonderful swap partner, Linda...and for the sweet extras, too!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and kind words. Get those punches out and use them. You will enjoy!!!!
Comment: Very very nice atc. Thank you It has finally started to cool off here and i can start to think of fall... of course we are having rain and flash floods so thoughts of an ark might be more sensible. Thank you again for a wonderful [email protected]
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. Finally cooling down here also. Temps have dropped about 30 degrees, yeah!!! Please stay safe with all the floods.
Comment: It's my 1 on 1 partner again, yippy! I think the Maryville U pastel colored notecard is very colorful. Of the ATCs that you shared, I think I like the ladybug & pearled flowers the best. The red heart plastic bag gave me an idea to use in the future. Will be keeping my eyes out for other plastic bags like that to buy. Thank you for the cheery happy mail. Have a great weekend. p.s. forget the neat, what about those darn Cicadas! Deafening here. ellie
Response: This is too funny......We swap alot. Thank you so much for the heart. Yes, the cicadas have been terribly noisy here as well, lol. I sent the Maryville U. card to you as a joke really, so you may get to know the state where I live.
Comment: Ok Linda, you and I just need to sign up to be one on one private partners! I so enjoy getting happy mail from you. It is like a friend across the way. :-) Papers, die cut, stamps and so much Swapbot goodness enclosed in this swap. You bless my heart. I loved the leaf charm on the ATC too. Have a wonderful weekend. blessings, ellie
p.s. Grateful for the Jambalaya note card too. Yummmmmmmy!!!
Response: Thank you as always for the heart. When you make the jambalaya, maybe you will bring me some. I Haven't gone across the river since the bridge was imploded, lol.
Comment: Very cute! Where in the world did you find puzzle pieces that tiny?? I loved it all! Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Most bookstores and Wal-Mart sell "the world's tiniest jigsaw puzzle".....1000 pieces, lol.....i've bought a couple and never put them together....Thank you so much for the heart and so happy you liked it.
Comment: Linda- this ATC is so adorable and makes me happy just to look at with all the lovely pops of yellow. I am over the moon for the stamps you included. I collect random stamps and continue having enjoyment looking at each one! FIVE STARS!
Response: I truly loved making that atc. It is one of my favs. Your comments are wonderful and I too am smiling. Thank you so very much for the heart(s).
Comment: I am so glad you did this technique. I have done it in the past and forgotten how nice it turns out. What a neat accent the tile makes. Thank you for the glassine envie of goodies... I love these kinds of treats. <3
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and lovely comments. The tiles are so much fun, fun, fun to make.
Comment: linda, thank you so much for the thoughtful words and lovely ATC, You are quite right, We are more at ease with the subject. Probably to do with our isolation to the rest of the world, resulting in freer self expression. .
Response: Thank you so much for the heart and the wonderful response to my message.
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC! I love the concept you used. I agree, old baseball players were definitely dapper gents! Thanks for the gear ribbon and the paper goodies too! I can't wait to use them!
Response: I truly loved making these. Thank you so much for the heart. I am glad you liked it all.
Comment: your ATC was especially artsy....and I loved the title...naming my ATCs is one of my favorite parts....I did not have any foil so I look forward to using it...and the stamps are great...thanks
Response: Thank you for the lovely comments and the heart. I love using the foil. Enjoy!!!
Comment: Hi Linda!
WOW! Your ATC is NEAT! I love the dramatic contrast of colors and I REALLY love that green paper! I know exactly what I'm making with it--an alligator or crocodile! (or maybe a turtle). Thanks for sending along the extra and for creating a lovely ATC for me!
Response: I am so happy you liked it and the paper. Thank you so much for the heart. I found the foil in my favorite little shop. Enjoy using it!!!
Comment: Linda! I got all your lovely ATC's in the post today. Just gorgeous. I especially like the ones that were made by you, my favourite was the purple ATC with the polymer clay square you made, and the puzzle one was unique too. Love all the different techniques you have used. Thanks again for the wonderful swap and the extras you included :) x
Response: Thank you so very much for the heart and lovely comments. You are more than welcome and I am thrilled that you liked it all.
Comment: Hi Linda! I LOVE your sweet umbrella ATC! SO CUTE! And those cute little umbrella punchies are amazing--I've never seen any that small and would LOVE to know where you got them. Your marker work is great. Very creative. Thanks for taking time to make something so special for me!n Thank you, too, for the neat papers--I will use them for more ATC's.
Response: Wow, thank you so much for the great comments. I cannot remember where the umbrella punch was purchased. Thank you so much for the heart also.
Comment: Hi! I am sorry your email is acting up - got to love cyerspace! I am looking forward to meeting you as well! Did you get my emails ok? I will compile the notes for the group and get them out next week - it looks like going to St. Charles will work and in the fall - but need to verify this, as I am going off the top of my head! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart Vicki and you know that I have been very much looking forward to meeting you.
Comment: Hi! Your envie rocks! Thanks so much for the wonderful happy mail! I love your St. Paddy's Day ATC, and Catlady is adoreable as well, plus all the extra goodies and your note - sigh, you made this gal's day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you so much as always Vicky. I always love joining your swaps. We have to get together one day. Your comments made MY day!!!!
Comment: I love this tandemstamp on this ATC! Thank you! Neu-Isenburg is about one hour away from my town. A friend of my daughter lives there so my daughter sometimes take the train to visit her. The little figures are made in ERZGEBIRGE? There is a great shop for it.http://www.bestofchristmas.com/ But please don't scold me when you have shopped there and you purse is empty *LOL*
Response: Thank you so much for the comments, the information and the heart. I will certainly look at the website and promise not to scold you, lol. This is making me homesick to see my family, but I will keep in touch with you.
Comment: Thank you for the Oriental ATC, nice color combination. Also I like all the extra goodies: printed papers, blk oriental ribbon and the sticker stamps & postal stamps. Nice swap, thanks again : )
Response: I think that ribbon is gorgeous and there was plenty of it. Im so glad you like it all and hope the message was inspiring to you. Thank you for the great rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the really cute January ATC, the valentine goodies and the ribbon & lace. I will put them to good use. Thanks again!
Response: Once I decided on snowmen and snowflakes, I had a great time making it. I'm so glad you liked everything. I have a TON of ribbons and will send some, but I do need to be reminded, lol. Thank you for the heart also.
Comment: Hello again. Yes it seems as if we do come across each other often. I am always please when you send to me because I know I will get a nice ATC, as this one is. A hundred hearts for the ribbon and the shamrock paper. I have not been able to find any around here.
Response: Im also having difficulty finding shamrock supplies. Im so glad you liked everything and thank you so much for the nice comments and the heart.
Comment: wish i had a recycle store near me--the best i've got is a thrift store run by the lutheran ladies--and the good stuff is gone before i get there. love the stars! thanks so much.
susan brooklyn bunch
Response: Oh, the recycle store is fun and cheap, cheap cheap lol. Thank you so much for the comments and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman ATC. I love the cardinal nesting on his head! He's a naughty bird, but nice to look at! Thank you for the stamps- I really like the one from Madagascar.The vintage card you sent it in is lovely too. You get a star from me! lorisue
Response: Lorisue, Thank you very much for such kind words, the rating and the heart. I have alot of postage stamps, so please if I am your swap partner, ask me.
Response: Thank you so much for your comment and the heart. I decided to do the international swap a little non-traditional in the color choice because the other I had chosen red and green. Also, thank you so much for hosting these swaps. Love the mega-swaps.
Comment: aghhhh cat lady!!!! love the card! so cute & funny! i laughed!
Response: Im so glad it made you laugh. I was laughing each time I wrote one. That was my intention in doing the "cat lady" themes. I think I can safely say to everyone who received one, Have fun with trick-or-treat and enjoy your candies. Everyone kept the "secret", lol. Thank you also for the heart. Im so glad you enjoyed this.
Comment: LOL! Great swap and humor!! Thank you, these will make their way into my Halloween art journal. (Even the swap note! ) :D
Response: As you may see from my previous comments on here, I had sooo much fun doing the Halloween swaps. Seems like everyone enjoyed them which makes me happy. Thank you so much for the heart and comments.
Comment: Wow this is a beautiful ATC thank you. I adore the ribbon you used and thank you for the stamps!
Response: i am seriously thinking about framing this one, using the gray glitter paper for mounting. Thank you so very much for the great compliments and also thank you for the heart. Happy swapping !!!!!
Comment: Hello Linda,
Thank you very much for your lovely ATC you created for me for this swap. I absolutely love the background that you used alcohol inks and extreme glitter. It really makes the other components of the ATC stand out beautifully. Your ATC will be a great addition to my Gemstone Series as it will be a great addition to the series.
The Balloon Fiesta is fast approaching. It will be taking place October 6-14. We welcome balloonist from all over the world and we welcome about 750,000 people to our city for the big show. Hope you can come sometime.
Thank you for the goodies you sent along with your ATC. Please know they will be used in future projects.
Response: What a lovely message. I just bought more alcohol inks today, lol. Love em, love em, love em. Backgrounds are fun for me, though Im waiting for the humidity to go down, so I can apply the" Extreme Glitter", glitter paint. How I envy you for being able to see so many hot-air balloons in one place.I once wrote to Albe. Chamber of Commerce for info. Looks like a great place. Thank you again for your message, rating and the heart. take care.
Comment: WOW! They are all so great. I love that you made some too, I am very new to ATCs and they give me ideas of little things I can do to be more creative. Those card ones are so cool. I can't wait to find an Alice in Wonderland atc swap so I can use one! Or something with gambling or Vegas...I will be sure to give credit when I use them, they really are neat :) King and Queen of hearts to you!
Response: I am super happy that you like them. I love doing backgrounds. This was the perfect swap for me. Thank you also for the heart.
Comment: OO LALA!! I simply ADORE pink and black together and this ATC absolutely fits the bill! I really like the background paper you used! It doesn't look like glitter paper but it is glittery! How did you do that? It also looks like it is sort of striped. If that's a special technique I'd love to learn it. Great use of papers, paper "ribbon" in the corners and the perfect amount of jewels. Many thanks!
Response: I love using a product called "Extreme Glitter" glitter paint. The stripes are tiny wrinkles that couldnt be helped, but I liked the effect, so I didnt change it. I am soo glad you liked it. Thank you very much.