Comment: Hi Crystal! Thank you so much for the thoughtful birthday card and the absolutely beautiful ATC you created! What a wonderful depiction of holly! You are talented! I adore it! Thank you also for putting Happy Birthday on it... otherwise some people might think it is a Christmas ATC. I can totally understand your sons hating their birthdays... I feel the same way. We get forgotten among all the holiday hustle and bustle. Tell them both I wish them a Very Happy Birthday, and I commiserate with them :-)
I am going to display this beautiful ATC on my mantle for my birthday which is on Tuesday. Thank you so much! :-)
PS: I love the little snowflakes, and bought 2 containers a few years ago at Target.. thank you for helping me replenish my stash of them :-) Did they even sell them this year?? :-) <3 :-) <3
Comment: OMG this envelope is so beautiful! Did you use alcohol ink on the girl? Your coloring and shading is amazing, and if you drew her, that, as well. I LOVE the card! Did you cut out all those daisy petals yourself? Wow. Even if not, you layered them. You must do like me, tedious tasks as meditation or relaxation! Thanks so much for the beautiful envelope, card, and goodies!
Response: I really liked how the envie came out as well. Didn't draw anything but the extra swirls on the envie and painted the actual background paper ATC is on as my hands don't work good in this wet weather we have had lately. I did use alcohol ink and the girl is a stamp( one of my FAVS). The daisy was a sticker but yes I DO enjoy tedious tasks to relax the more monotonous the better! So glad you enjoyed.
Comment: Oh wow! THANK YOU! Not only did you send me an awesome zombie card but angeled 2 of the old swaps I was flaked on! That was amazingly sweet of you! ^.^ This really brought a smile to my face today. :-D
Comment: Thank you for the great pocket letter and goodies! I completely understand the frustration with mother nature. The past two years hurricanes came through here and knockedvmy power out for a week each. During prime crafting season!!!! I was so frustrated I couldn't join swaps. Then I worried about mail delivery. Have a happy Halloween!!
Comment: Hi Chrystal. I really like the Halloween ATC that you made for me. Did you do it all by hand or was it stamped? Either way, you did a great job. Thank you...
Response: Honestly do not remember what I sent Lol. Maybe the cauldron? If so yes I drew it if not I put my initials(CS) in the corner of almost everything I draw so you can look for that :) So glad you enjoyed it.
Comment: Love them both! She is freakin' awesome! The rooster doesn't exactly look like a zombie but it certainly made me laugh. Maybe if you opened his head and showed his brains too. They are both really wonderful and I love your artwork, you're very talented. Thank you for the zombies.
Comment: WOW, Chrystal you really outdid yourself! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so very much for the nine pockets full of Disney girls! Oh my gosh, I'm over the moon!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with me. It's fun trying to figure out which Julie dolls you used. lol The Mickey on the envelope is icing on the cake! You are an inspiration! Thanks again for trading with me. Many hearts to you!
Comment: I loved the ATCs. You didn't have to make an extra ATC. When I said pastels were not my favorite color that was just an FYI if someone was sending extras like pretty papers, etc. I reworded it in my profile. But I do love both ATCs. Thanks so much.......=)
Comment: Oh my goodness! I am love with the killer whale ATC you drew. It is just amazing. I think it is one of the best killer whale ATC's I have ever received! Yes, I remember her sad story about carrying her baby. I will treasure this ATC in memory of her. Thanks again!
Response: Glad you liked the Tahlequah ATC. I made a few extra to pass along and spread her around so more can know her story.
Comment: Chrystal believe me I'm not sorry I got stuck with you! lol Even though I live in SC I didn't always! just moved here a couple years ago and I really love getting South Carolina postcards since I lived most my life in another state! lol So I do love the myrtle beach pc! and it's my wish to have a home on the beach one day! Thank you and best wishes to you and your family.
Response: Awesome! After I sent it I was so mad I didn't think to msg and ask if you would like a different state. So I'm happy you enjoyed it!
Comment: Oh my goodness! I feel so spoiled and blessed with all that you sent, especially all the little dolls you stamped, colored and paper pieced with love. I know someone looked at my profile. Lol Thank you for making this swap so special, love everything! Will enjoy using these in my journals. Happy summer!
Response: YW. Glad you liked the dolls.I think I will stick to the big dolls those tiny ones were tricky to cut out!
Comment: if this is your "off hand" i'd love to see with your right hand...such a nice couple of atcs...I especially liked the moon effect in the night trees..the colors in the sundown were lovely...thank you so very much for a great swap!
Response: Like I think I said in the card the alcohol markers were very forgiving Lol. They really made it look nice now the sketch I made in pencil before I colored not so great kinda looked like my 3 yr olds drawings! 😂
Comment: Oh thank you. Alice and Chest will fit nicely in my collection. I have a special section for wonderland acts. They are beautiful. And your work on the card and envelope as well, dopey and snow white are amazing. You are a wonderful artist. Love them.
Comment: Chrystal, I just received your swap and I am overwhelmed! What wonderful kits you put together!!! Beautiful papers, washi tapes, and extras for embellishments and decorating!! Thank you so much for making such a fun package for me to start my week with!!!! You rock big time!!!!!
Comment: Absolutely perfect! Great technique and thanks for the info on all the elements used...I didn’t see this as bleak I thought of the song in phantom of the opera .. music of the night... just a wonderful card.. thank you so much for the extras as well
Comment: My very first arctic mermaid...and I love her! Thank you so much for putting your heart into your art (it shows!), and for being such a generous swap partner...I love the extras too! ETA: the envelope! That beautiful mermaid...even the STAMPS are "under the sea" inspired! You impress me very much, Chrystal...very much indeed!
Response: Thank you for such a great comment! Really made my day as I was worried she wasn't a "normal" mermaid so you might not like her.
Comment: OMG! I love my awesome fairy and the one on the envie. It really made me smile. Now that the kids are all older the fairies don’t visit too much lol! I still love them and all the memories. Thank you for the perfect card. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Ooooo! I want to give you all the hearts!! <3 <3 <3 I'm such a huge fan of Steven Universe. You sent me a Peridot card in August, and now I have a Lapis Lazuli to go with it. SO COOL! :-D The Extras and the secret ATC card were amazing! Thanks SOOOO much! ^.^
Comment: Chrystal, I love the ATC you sent for this swap! The composition is fabulous with the corner trim and the edge-burnt text paper. I love the picture of Alice with the Queen and the little stamps that you added were a perfect touch! Thanks also for the extras you included; I love the papers you chose! Great swap!!!
Comment: I LOVED your "Light It Up" ATC. It was really clever to do a circle like that. There was no smoke smell at all. Thank you for your consideration. I love the cat ATC too. I showed my son Grayson who collects cat ATC's & he loved it as well! Thanks for the wonderful swap :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I LOVE Kawaii food items and this ATC is too dang cute. You should totally post all of your ATCs on your flickr or online somewhere! I'd love to see them all. Thank you for the extras as well, much appreciated!
Response: Sad part is 90% of the time I forget to snap a pic .ðŸ˜žGlad you enjoyed your card though.
Comment: Hi Chrystal and thank you for the awesome steampunk ATC! I love what you made - all the elements are classic steampunk and the little guy in the lower left corner is taking it all in! Great color and composition! Thanks for a fun swap! Laurie
Comment: Thank you so much for the ADORABLE pocket letter - I love it (It's my first!!). I agree with you on your note - I like the clear center pocket shaker technique better than having the backing paper for sure. I love winter in December, it's still in anticipation for me, but by late January I'm usually over it. We're lucky that we don't get power outages here though - I think that would make a huge difference for me in enjoying it or not. :) Thank you again, I'm excited to start my Pocket Notebook!!!
Comment: Hi Chrystal, You envies arrived today. Thanks for all the goodies and thanks for reading my profile. I especially like those flat charms and the Paris items. My grand daughters will be thrilled. That makes me happy.
Comment: Thank you for the envelope full of fun nautical images & ephemera. I'm especially fond of the rub-on anchor & knot, the nautical themed stamps & the Japanese postcard. I'm also very intrigued by the stamped image with Latin or Greek phrase. I tried Google's translator for both languages with no luck. Thanks again for a fun swap.
Comment: Hello Chrystal
Thank you for the fabulous Sock Monkey ATC. I love the stamped images you sent . Since my swap to you I went on cartmart and they had the goruess girl stamps on sale for $1.19 each so I bought 10 of them and I didn't get eiather one you sent. What are the chances. Thank you againâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Comment: What a haul!!! These cards are gorgeous. Did you hand draw these? YOU are an artist. I could look at these all day!! Thank you so much for sharing these with me!! BY THE WAY THE ENVELOPE is DARLING!!! WOWZA!!!
Response: I drew the mason jar lemonade and the bomb pop but the girl in the ocean is a Prima doll stamp cut to fit the atc. So glad you enjoyed them ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Thank you for my package! I loved everything you put into it! I really appreciate how you included a lot of things that I mentioned liking in my profile. It makes me super excited to put all my new goodies to use!
Comment: Oh my gosh, Your pocket letter was beautiful!! I wish that I could stamp & color the way you did. I think it is by far one of
my most favorite pockets I have received. Thank you so much for joining my swap & such a beautiful pocket & all the extras. I wish I could give you more hearts. :):) Thank you so much, I loved everything. Happy swapping until next time. Hugs :):)
Comment: thank you for the wonderful ATC's! I love them both! the butterfly especially! How did you make it? what did you use over top of them?
Response: I drew the butterfly and colored it in with pencils the background was marker than I coated the cards with mod podge. I looked everywhere for a border collie but no luck so lol so I'm glad you liked the other card as well.