Comment: Thanks for the wonderful envelope full of goodies! You were so generous and I love everything you sent, including some of your 'clean-out postcards'. Thank you! I also loved your Gingerbear card - super cute!
Comment: I love the vintage looking sewing stamps-perfect for use in the sewing journal I am working on! And the square ones are the right size of inchies! Thanks for the great stamps and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hi!!! I just received the mail in my mail box and I LOVE everything inside!!!! All the postcard are so cute and the matching paper and envies are all really pretty. I can't wait to use them all. thank you so much for all the extras and goodies!
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness! This is my favorite piece of all time! You nailed it! Thank you so much, and if you could possibly share your source for those itty bitty pieces, I would be so grateful! 💟😘
Response: I don't remember for sure where I purchased them. It may have been at a rubber stamping convention (booth with lots of small embellishments & vintage papers). If so, that company (Studios Blackbird) has since closed. The packaging has "Stanislaus Imports" on it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful napkins and ephemera package and the cute fall cut outs/ doilies! I'm interested in the scouts for adults. We may check into this after Mike finishes his treatments. He is cancer free but has to finish the entire regimen. I think this would be good for him after all he's been through. Thank you again!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards 😊 I recently bought the night sky box but I love them! Longboarding is easier than skateboarding because the board is much larger and you can go extremely fast downhill.
Comment: thanks for the quest scouts postcard - i'm going to have to look into that! and it sounds like we have a lot in common (Carrie Newcomer, Hamish > Agatha Raisin, etc). And i'm going to be taking a workshop at Hollander's this weekend!
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun cards and for the extras! I do like the weird bird (roadrunner) and the quirky ostrich ranch card that shows three animals, none of which are ostriches! I've never seen a roller soaker amusement ride before. Not sure that would be a big draw for me, but I bet the kids love it. All the best, Cynthia
Comment: AmyMarie... Thank you so much for the Napkins! It's funny, I sent the Purple Butterfly to everyone, and I have received 2 back so far :-) We ALL shop napkins at Tuesday Morning!! Thank you also for the notecard and the Quest info. I am going to check that out. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Amy, thank you for the book recommendations. I have read "The Handmaid's Tale". That book is terrifying and enraging. I have not read the sequel yet. It is on my reading list though. Have you watched the t.v. series? Seasons 1-3 is currently streaming on Hulu. Lora
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and your lovely note. I was born in OH. My father was a chemistry professor at OSU and we lived in the small town of Dublin and then Upper Arlington when I started school. We moved to the East Coast when I was 8.
Comment: Hi AmyMarie! What a great PC! A Dalek.. I wish I could find cards like that!! Thank you for sharing the books you are reading with me... I've never read any Dorothy Gilman or Benjamin Spall/Michael Xander. What were you looking for in the cookbooks? The post office stamped their mark over your last few sentences..I can barely make out "...from the libary..." for the cookbooks. Arrgggh. Do you cook a lot? I
Response: I am glad you like the postcard (got a Doctor Who set of postcards from Amazon). I have lots of food limitations (allergies & medical conditions) so I usually have to cook at home. I look for gluten-free, specialized diets, healthy, quick & easy recipes plus ones for the InstaPot (got one as a gift).
Comment: Thank you for the lovely puzzle piece! It's crazy how sometimes you do keep getting the same person. I appreciate how you have made each so different! They look great! I like your gelli print! I have been making solar prints lately, and have the same problem. I'm going in to open studio time this weekend--yikes! And I hope to make some cards for swaps and for the holidays.
Comment: Loved the washi tape.And the Dorset England note card. Your reading list just added more to a surprise trip to the post. I look forward to trying some of the books on your list and using the bookmark you sent. Thanks for sharing.Have a great day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you! I was right there on that spot in 1997!! The pc doesn't do it justice.. the sky is massive and the rocks are all scattered about.... made me wonder what exactly they were all put on those exact spots for!
Thank you !!
Love EVERYTHING SCOTLAND!
Comment: Great Christmas Musical PC, Love it! Arrived without a scratch on it. I am familiar with your warm weather. When I lived West of Chicago we would visit my Bestie in Mt. Liberty/Westerville. I said I could live here, my family said No No No, too many bugs and humidity. I do love Columbus though! Hang on, Fall is coming!
Comment: Thanks for the blue washi and the extra vintage-y ones - love them! Thanks for the recommendation - I have read (or listened to) that one. I haven't done encaustics for a while. I have space for it, but no ventilation.
Comment: Oh my, Amy Marie! What a wonderful BIG batch of postcards arrived from you in a washi-tape decorated envie today. Thank you so much for checking my profile & selecting such an interesting assortment. I'm a fan of Escher's work but "whirlpool" was a new one for me. Love the sacred stones, the Broadway poster, Jimi Hendrix, the Army exercisers -- well, all of them! Extra ♥♥♥ for your generosity & thoughtfulness.
Comment: Oh! I found someone who loves me binding books for them. My mother in law is a kindergarten teacher and I make little books for her class. She loves it! You should make some soon :) Thank you so much for the cool PC! 💗🦋💗🦋💗🦋
Comment: I love all the beautiful stationery you sent me! Thanks for the extra and cool envelopes!!! : ) I find stationery at Hallmark too but also Barnes & Noble, sometimes Meijer will have a set, and I look online or in my travels. Homegoods is hit or miss but I’ve found nice things there. I find nice pads of paper more than sets of stationery Thank you so much for joining my swap!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the tons of stickers!! you sent me so many! I love them! My daughter immediately confiscated the makeup stickers-- she loves them!! Thanks so much for your generosity and for such a fun swap!!
Have a great week!! x Gabi
Comment: What a pretty collection of dots and Stripes! I really like the black and white and aqua theme on two of the cards, so classy and cool. I know exactly what you mean by needing to round out the washi collection. I have pink for days but two orange rolls, why do we do that to ourselves!?
Comment: This was by far the best Mystery Supply swap I have ever received! The fringe bangs ATC was great, but I absolutely ADORE the feather! You did great with a very challenging supply. Thank you so much.
Response: Wow, Thanks! That means a lot to me since I really, really struggled with the mystery supply. I threw away a few attempts / ideas before I got to the final result / items. I was glad it turned out so well.
Comment: Hi neighbor!!! How funny is that!!?? So glad to “meet” you! And a huge thank you for totally spoiling me! Wow! I love all the postcards, airmail and space goodies. That was so kind of you!!!!!! Really do appreciate it! : )
Comment: Hi AmyMarie!! Thank you so much for the great postage stamps, I absolutely adore the bighorn sheep and the forget me not forever stamp. I hadn't seen those before! Also the Mary Cassatt is just a classic and one of my faves, thank you again! I hope you enjoyed this swap, cheers. Micaela ❤️
Comment: AHH thank you!! LOVE this Cyberman PC! - Definitely gonna use this in my planner as a place keeper!!!!!!!!
I also love 10 --- I cosplay as Donna Noble because I look so freakin' much like her -- I would prefer to cosplay as River Song because 11 owns my heart! BUT.... I love being Donna at conventions and taking pics with the various doctor cosplayers and the TARDIS!! <3 - Ever been to a convention? SOOOO COOOL!!
I also ADORE this Harry Potter card with the Hogsmeade Owl Post postmark!! These stamps are SO cool! Thank you SO much !HAHAHAH I love Arnold.. adorable.. Makes me want one... LOL!!!
Response: So glad you liked the postcards. :) I have not been to a Doctor Who convention...yet. They look so fun. I really enjoyed Hogsmeade / Harry Potter World at Universal Studios (Hollywood). I like frozen butter beer. :)
Comment: Ahhhh, your piece is stellar. I love the colors, all the textures, and the little mechanical gears! I cannot wait to see how this entire series turns out, and I'm right there with you about having a ton of fun with these swaps! :)
Comment: Thank You Amy Marie for such a lovely envelope. I loved all the great ephemera you managed to fit into it! All the vintage fashion ladies are so enjoyable, as well as ticket stubs and bits and pieces of books and pages in different languages. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the creative postal page and all the items you addedâ™¥ I must shop at the wrong places because I had trouble getting postal items. I like the paper you added for the back and the mailbox is just too cuteâ™¥
Comment: Thank you for such a nice and thoughtful pocket letter. I love the color scheme/design on both sides. I also appreciate the little gpodies inside. I definitely will put them to good use, especially the keys and the paperclips. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the nice pocket letter and goodies, Amy. I liked the idea of taking larger images and stretching them across the pockets instead of just cutting them down! I did the same for another pocket letter I was working on in a different theme for the back decorating and it looked fantastic when I was done!
Comment: Thank you so much for the AMAZING post card! And for the great recommendation! I love London as well and am so excited to go back. And I know I'll love Sweeden. One of these days I'll get there too!
Comment: Hi AmyMarie, thanks a lot for the re-send. It took me a long time to receive it but that's only because I wasn't home. I love the cards (gifts) and the Christmas card you included. They're perfect. :)
Comment: Thanks for the PC:) I'm also a fan of the tenth doctor although the fourth is my all time favourite and I think Matt Smith as the eleventh was pretty awesome too. Haven't decided if I like the new one yet. Hope you had a great Christmas! Best wishes for 2015:)
Comment: You went above and beyond on this lovely package. I wish that I could add a few extra hearts to compensate for the time you spent on this swap. I love how your inspiration read through onto the box. And then all the little extras that you filled the box with... well I could go on and on but I will stop with thank you for sending such a fantastic swap.
Comment: The quilted shirt is so clever! I never would have thought of making a zipper, I love it. What a great idea to make a little ATC sleeve out of it too. The snowman is adorable, another great idea. I hope you will post a picture of your creations in the Mystery Supply thread. Let me know if you need me to take a photo of it. Thanks for the great swap.
Response: Thanks! I haven't figured out how to post pictures on the thread (can you email me how - or you can do it if you have photos of it).
Comment: I received the postcard, Amy, and will wait for the next round to send it out. I must copy all the titles as I want to check into all of them. This is my first time in this swap and am enjoying it already! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you for the perfectly decorated envelope; my husband was so impressed too! You have quite a collection of stamps; makes me want to go out and find some interesting stamps now too! I hope you have a beautiful day and thank you for making my day!
Comment: Thank you!! I love the envelopes and the paper you used!yoir rubber stamped envelope looks so nice!! I really love the notecard and postcard too - what a great surprise!! Thank you very much!!!!! : )
Comment: I love the Doctor Who postcard! I will definitely have to check out the book (well, the first one in the series first!) you mentioned. I love that it takes place in Ireland and that the character shares my name (with different spelling)!
Comment: Thank you, and i SINCERELY APOLOGIZE for not rating the moment i received this. And a super big thank you for the very special bonuses!!!! I am so happy to have them. I'll try to remember to include a nice something for the next person when i send it off into the world again :-)
Comment: Thank you for your swap! :) Ignoring chores and reading books is one of my favorite things to do!! Luckily I have a hubby that loves to read too, so he doesn't mind if the dishes go undone a few days. :)
Comment: I love M&JJ Creative Correspondence. I like that they use recycled materials like junk mail envelopes, and their level of difficulty (or lack thereof) is good for me - some craft books are more like fine art books and I'm hopeless! I do indeed cook - thanks for the recipe. And I host a typewriter letter swap, so I can definitely use the typewriter card. Thanks!
Comment: We have the same bad bookish habit! I loved All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things by Robert Fulghum . The valedictorian of my high school class used as the basis of her speech in 1995.
Comment: delightful! I knew I would learn new things from this swap ;-) thanks so much for the puzzles. I'm trying to find them this size to put on the back of postcards to share with friends. Glad to hear others have the artist's curse of seeing potential in everything, lol
Comment: Thank you so much for putting a big smile on my face today - what a wonderful swap. I love all the project life goodies and was so surprised by the flavoured M&M's - I can't wait to try them. The handmade cards you made are adorable. Thank you again - this was such a wonderful swap.
Comment: What an AMAZING envelope... I love all the stamps you have that are mail related...and then inside so many surprises... the zine is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS... I am really excited to have received this...thank you so much! Many hearts for you!!
Comment: Great Delaware PC! Love the facts and figures - learn something new. . . that the state was actually named in honor of the first governor of Virginia!! Thanks again for the great Delaware PC ~~
Comment: Thank you AmyMarie, for this great zine! I love the artistamp that you made! Very clever to make your country/PO your name spelled backwards! Where do you get your artistamps? Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
PS: did you make the stamp for the outside of the envie too? It's great!
Response: Thanks so much! I get the artistamps (made by others) in artistamp or mailart swaps (sometimes included as "extras" by the sender). I don't remember what I put on the envie. If it was on the back side, it was an envelope seal sticker.
Comment: WONDERFUL package! Not only did you create a lovely (pink!) bookmark with a wonderful message, you finished the back! Love your scroll stamps and your personalized stamp. Now . . . what can I say about the REST of the package??? It was A M A Z I N G! SO many lovely mailing goodies. This was such a fun package to open. It was almost like 2 swaps in one! One for the bookmark and another for mailing goodies. Thank you SO much for everything you sent.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap I received today. I greatly enjoyed your hand-made envie, the enclosures that really speak to my interests, and the bookmark that was a very cool collage! It was especially neat to see the German writing peek out beneath the layers :)
Comment: Love the postage stamp idea. Usually, when starting a Pass and Paste PC, you fill in the first section also, but I'm totally okay with your portion as the background. It's for you, after all. ;D Thank you.
Comment: These are great! I especially like the homemade paper one. I took a paper making class in college and really enjoyed it. The ohio one is cool too since I'm from there. I still have a bunch of paper I made in the class if you'd ever like to swap a couple sheets! Thanks for these ^_^.
Comment: What a stash of stuff! I really like the kittens bookmark and bookplates. The Indian bookmark is a gem. And those book pockets and cards! Thank you so much--if there were more hearts to give I would. So many goodies!
Comment: Thank you! I love seeing vintage stamps too. What is the masking tape method you used for the background?
Response: Thanks. I don't know the proper name for the technique. I start with a blank, white page and put artist's tape/masking tape down in random sizes and places. I color the background with various inks. Then I remove the tape and do some rubberstamping.
Response: Glad you like it. You must have finally received the first one I sent. I put the resend in the mail yesterday and I doubt if it would have arrived so soon. Bonus for you - 2 pcs from me for this swap. :)
Comment: Thank you for the bicycle mail art. Yours was the 2nd transportation card I rec'd in the mail and I began to ask myself "did I sign up for a transportation swap? I don't remember if I did" and then I realized that both partner had sent the transportation theme. I liked your handmade postcard, not to mention it had a matching bicycle stamp to go with your theme. Nice work! blessings,
Response: Glad you liked it. The theme for Mail Art - Week 16 actually IS Transportation (first 2 sentences of the swap description) so all your mailart for the swap should be in that theme. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love the lemon and your signature stamp. The paper is beautiful, how did you find it? I hope that there are more etegami swaps!
Response: Thanks! I do not having very developed drawing skills and I am not very experienced in painting but I love the idea of etegami. I am so glad you like it. I bought the watercolor paper postcards at Dick Blick Art Materials.
Comment: AmyMarie!!! Thanks so much for such a great mail art envie! I didn't know that the envie was handmade at first, it looked like an envie you'd find at a store! You did great on it! Thanks also for the ton of goodies inside!!
Comment: This was such an exciting envelope!!! You did such a great job, I thought the envie was designer paper!!! It looks so perfect. I noticed my birthday, jan 26, was stamped all over it!!! The goodies were def above and beyond. I love them all! You are so sweet and such a great swapper! Thank you so very much!!!!
Comment: Amy Marie, This weeks' experiment turned out great! I love the colors, textures and the way you repeated the hexigon shape throughout. The only thing I might have added would be to make the Pc into a hexigon shap as well. But that might have been too much of a good thing! Anyway I love it! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: You have to come back to AK again...2d honeymoon?
Comment: Sorry I didn't rate this sooner - I was gone all weekend. LOVED the journal and how funny - you live an hour from me! lol Some of what you wrote was familiar, but I'm happy to say, some wasn't and I am planning on going to check it all out soon! Thanks again - great journal! :)
Response: Yea! It arrived okay - across town. :) I am so glad you like the journal!
Comment: Love this! Love the fold-out design, the beautiful colour printing and the fascinating idea of the sales tax stamps (something I don't think we have ever had over here). :) (Hope my zine reaches you, soon... :S )
Response: I am so glad you like it (you do such wonderful zines and I wanted to strive for the same quality). I had to "think outside the box" to get the stamp images included in an organized way.
Comment: I will add two of three ATCs in my collection. The "In the Wild" is not my type of ATC, but I will trade it again in another swap in future. I think it will be find the right home :) Thanks also for the ATC blanks. White ones are everytime good and I hope I find a good way to use the colored ones.
Comment: I have been to all 3, Bryce, Zion & the Grand Canyon & the pictures do none of them any good. Each are beautiful in their own ways...I would love to take the mule train down to the bottom. You should go someday, it will be a site that you will never forget. Thanks for the great card...Love it
Comment: Hi Amy! Thank you very much for the glimpse into the interesting life of you. I like rich razzelberry too. So pretty. Love the variety, tickets, text ... gosh, there's no one word except ... ephemera! LOL. Thanks again. Very fun.
Comment: Yay! The notebook arrived safe and sound this time! I totally love how you decorated it...it's 100% my style! Thank you for re-sending...I'm sorry the post office was so picky! I love the arrow that was accidentally taped on and all the tickets! Very cool!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Ohio zine. I was born in Columbus and remember those state sales tax stamps! The fact that tomato juice is Ohio's state beverage is roughly equivalent to the fact that the morel is Minnesota's state mushroom. Thanks.
Comment: Thanks for your zine - I was very impressed with how professional it looked, and I liked the way you stuck in little samples of the crafts etc. It sounds like you had lots of fun with your neices!
Comment: Thanks for the cute mini-zine - I loved all the little extra touches to make it that little bit different. Thanks for swapping. :) (& sorry for slightly delayed rating - I accidentally archived too early!)
Comment: Thanks for the awesome zine! I have never made my own paper, but I'll have to try it with my daughters over the summer. I loved the see through page and the samples of the papers you made! Super cool! Thanks again!
Response: Making paper isn't very hard - messy (wet) and time consuming (esp the drying part). Definitely try it and have fun!
Comment: I learned about foldnotes when I was young but these are different. Loved you faux stamps - I have a punch but none as small and cute as yours. I could go on but in short the whole pkg was awesome. tx
Comment: Thanks for all the fun postal things. The handmade postcard of Native American pottery is such a great visual for my teaching of the craft. The Embossing Powders Zine is a great referral guide.:>}
Comment: I'm impressed - a hand-carved stamp *and* cancellation mark! I especially like the sunburst cancellation. :)
Response: I am glad you like it. I was nervous about it arriving since I had mistakenly put the faux stamp where the real postage goes - wasn't sure it would make it through the postal systems like that.
Comment: I like your carved stamp "stamp" a lot, and also the stamp you used to cancel it. I just made a really boring one that looks like some machine canceled it :-( Yours made me realize that you can really make it anything you want! Thanks for the card :-)
Response: Thanks! I am glad you liked it and opened up some options for your art. I like seeing other people's art and interpretations too to get ideas and inspiration.
Comment: Thanks so much for the mini post office! I love the box. It makes such a satisfying "snick" when the magnet snaps the lid shut.
I have found lickable adhesive, but I do most of my artistamps with the xyron cuz that adhesive is soooo much better.
I haven't gotten a chance to try my killer stamp yet, but I'm excited to try a cork stamp!
Comment: Amy! Looks like SB likes to partner us up huh? Thanks so much for all the wonderful collage images! It looks like you have a lot of neat magazines! There are several great images that I already have plans for! Thanks so much for sharing your stash dear!! â™¥
Comment: Amy! Yes, another swap from you!!! Such a gorgeous dragonflie ATC! Is the grass a stamp you have? Or did you color or paint the ATC? Its so pretty, and I love dragonflies too! Also, thanks so much for all the extras!!! They will be put to good use!! â™¥
Response: I am glad you like it. Yes, the grass is a rubber stamp I have. The background colors are from several ink pads and applied "direct to paper".
Comment: I love your goodies that you've send :) I had a fun time opening! Especially, because the blue glitter got open in the envie lol :) Everything was covered with glitter :p I love the bad confetti, glitter, book, body lotion,... Thank you!
Response: oops - sorry about the glitter. I am glad you enjoy the items I sent.
Comment: Thanks AmyMarie for an incredible package of gifts inspired straight from my profile. I have never seen such beautifully wrapped packages and everything was labeled so neatly with different things on the tags along with the number(ex:postage stamp that coordinated with the color of the wrapping paper - I collect postage stamps so this was too fun for me!!) I can't thank you enough for such a thoughtful and sweet swap - you really made my Christmas jolly!
Comment: Thank you so much! This was so much fun and I look forward to getting to know everyone- I can't wait to start the next sign-ups! Thanks for putting thought into your journal-- I will add more love to it.
Comment: Your package was way beyond the swap requirements! Thank you for all the extras! The fun pencil is super cool, it and all the blue stuff means you read my profile, thank you for that. I'd give you 2 Hearts if I could :-)
Comment: Where do i begin? ;) I would never had guessed i could receive a package as amazing as this. Every thing is just so amazing, from the so cute pudle charm to the lovely miniatures to the cupcake stamps to all glittery stuff to the old charming blocks to the lovely postcards...i can go on and on. I think this contained everything crafty my heart desire. :) And the craftsupplie magazine, thank you so much, it will give me so much inspiration! Can i please please please have your adress so i can suprise you with something little as a thanks???
Response: I am so thrilled you like it all! I am glad it made it overseas in good time. Enjoy!
Comment: Received your box of books today and WOO HOO! You stuffed that box with great reads. I can't wait to start but I'm having trouble deciding which one to start with. Thank you again~Your box rocked!
Comment: Your cards are SO pretty!!! Makes me feel like any that I have made are just not right--I need alot more practice!!! I really appreciate your package and your talant! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. I am a bit rusty and your rating gives me the courage to keep at it. I am sure you are your own worst critic - I read your profile and you create wonderful things.
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I wish I could give you more than one heart, because you definitely deserve more! I came home after a long weekend to find the package and it brightened my entire week! Thank you SO much!!!!