Comment: Hi Barbara, What a beautiful job you did on the card you sent to me! Is that embossing powder on the rose? Thank you and for the extras.
Response: Hi Bonnie. Yes, it is embossing powder, MANY layers of it. The poor thing was weak and trying to tear at the stem so I just kept adding more powder! I should have started over with a new die cut but I was determined to use the one I had started. I also changed colors of embossing powder because I didn't like the original colors. (I guess I like challenges... 😉) I am really happy that you like it. I was a bit worried that you might not. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: You always send such wonderfully personalized swaps! The Mason Jar ATC is to die for! Thank you for the 3 of hearts, note card and goodies for ATC making. Thank you for the YELLOW ENVELOPE!
Response: Even if it is not required, I like to look at profiles to see if there is something that I have that they might like. Looks like I hit the nail on the head! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. It is always appreciated... :-)
Comment: Thank you for your gorgeous card! I simply adore the background, the layers of embossing pastes is so beautiful!!! And the contrast against the oxide colors is perfect. It is such a bright and inspiring card, thank you for sending it to me!
Response: I am glad you like it. I had fun making it. I think I am getting the hang of this mixed media thing. 😉 Thank you for the rating and the ❤️.
Comment: I LOVED it! I didn’t even consider dry embossing. It takes it to whole new level, and it’s now hanging on my atc wall of fame in my crafting room. Thank you so much! And I’ll definitely find a home for the rice paper. :)
Edited to add: how could I forget the ATC sleeves?! You have no idea how much I appreciate these. I’ve been using regular card sleeves because it’s all I had - I’m sure my partners were terribly excited. /sarcasm So rest assured that these will be used immediately and that they’re so appreciated. I should probably purchase some.... >.>
Response: Wow, I am very happy that you love everything! It really makes my day to read that! I started to send the plastic sleeves to all of my swap partners about a month or so ago. I usually send it instead of extras (although I did send you the rice paper, lol). Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: Oh, Man! I laughed when I saw the ATC you sent... LOVE IT!!!!
Response: I am glad that you got a kick out of it. It is one of my favorite sets. When. I saw there was a gingerbread man/woman swap, I just had to sign up! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Have a merry Christmas. 🎄
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman ATC. So sorry to hear that you, also, have so many of the ailments that I do. I have good days & bad ones & I am sure that you do, too. Hope your holidays are happy ones!!
Response: I am glad that you like the snowman ATC. I too have good days and bad days. We have learned to take one day at a time. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Merry Christmas! 🎄
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC! I love the effect of the snowman on the tissue paper, I must try this! I know what you mean about TH supplies, but once I got to the point that I had so many, I do wonder how I ever got along without them. Thanks so much for swapping!
Response: Hi Colleen. I am glad you like the ATC. It seems like the only supplies that I want anymore are TH. Thank you for the rating and heart! 😀
Comment: Thanks for the extras. I have been thinking about using jean material for an atc.... Looks nice, think i will. thanks. Love the kitty stamps too.
Response: Thank you for the Rating and the heart. I purchased the denim material at Tuesday Morning (I think). The price was only $2.99 so I figured what the heck? It was really fun to use it. Took to the Oxide inks really well! Glad you like everything!. 🤗
Comment: I really like this. You got a lot of color into a tiny area! And I like the open space around the image - sometimes simplicity is best. :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. It wasn't easy to do with that tiny stamp. I thought I would try to do a 10 step ATC but it was a lot more difficult than I expected! I am glad you like it! 🤗
Comment: Great card! I love the arrangement of stamps and all of the fabulous TH products you used. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I just figured out how to make a wreath without a template. It is so much fun! I am going to demo it next Thursday at my advanced stamping club. I have been playing around with it and I can't wait to show it off! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. :-)
Comment: Just got back from annual @sisters road trip” sorry for taking so long ...loved your note and that envelope was just right! The atc was perfection .. the fan reminded me of my dads we did the same in Texas!! Thanks so much for a special swap and your mixed media is great!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I am really glad that you like it. I am really trying to get the knack for doing mixed media. I have purchased a lot of TH stuff to help make it easier. Thanks for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Barb - Oh. My. Goodness. What an adorable ATC you made!! I can tell you put so much work into this and everything is my favorite! It's just beautiful. Thank you very much!! Tami
Response: I am so glad that you like it. I tried to get everything that you said that you liked. I am not the best at mixed media but I am trying. This is the first time that I actually tried to add just about everything that you said you liked. Thanks for the rating and heart! 😀 🤗
Comment: Such a clever use of polka dots in various forms and I always like book page pieces Thank you! Best extras sleeves and a nice note card and envelope .. thanks again
Response: I am glad you like it. I am still trying to get better at my mixed media and sometimes it is a hit and sometimes I feel that is a miss. Glad this was a hit! Thank you for the rating and the heart. Have a nice Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I love the colors you used, perfect for this lovely fall weather we're having in Michigan!
Response: Hi Colleen. Thank you for the nice compliments on the ATC that I sent you. I really went out of my comfort zone on this one. Mixed media is fairly new to me and this started out as a big fat mess! I splattered some distress ink on it and it made a huge difference! I have purchased a lot of TH products because that is mainly what I am going to swap. I am feeling more confident about it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! It means a lot to me. 🤗
Comment: I love that you stepped outside of the ol' comfort zone to watercolor on this ATC - it's lovely. Thank you so much for the extra sleeves and images, too. Funny story - I used to be on the design team for Stampotique (the company that makes those stamps) so of course I love those images! :)
Response: I don't remember what images that I sent to you but now I have to look up Stampotique. I have not heard of them...Thank you for the rating and the heart. It really means a lot to me, especially since I did this from my head! Funny story, I actually found a digital stamp that I have on my computer that looks very similar to the one I painted. Hmmm. 🤔 🤗
Comment: ABSOLUTELY love it! sunflowers are one of my favorites!!
Response: I am so glad you like it. I love sunflower too and I just love that napkin. My stamping club had a napkin exchange a couple of years ago and I have been using the same one for a long time. I think I am about out of that napkin. Hopefully, we will have another trade soon! Thank you for the rating and the heart. It means a lot to me! 🤗
Response: Really glad you like it. I have purchased a lot of TH stamps (the ones on the strips of four) so now I can do any month! Have a whole drawer of TH and the sets of the Crazy Things, cats, dogs and bird crazy as well. The only thing that I did not get were the die for the dogs. I use Tham all and love every one of them! Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pumpkin in a mason jar! The little leaf and the ribbon pull it together so nicely, and I love the gap tooth smile! Also, you hit my fave shade of green on the head - ALL THE GREEN! I don't have a fave shade, I just love green even the ugly cat-poo green colors. Thank you so much!!!
Response: Hi Jennifer. I am so glad that you like the pumpkin in the mason jar. I saw that you like green so I tried to send you different shades of extras. Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Loved the musical ATC you sent me Barb! I have the same TH tissue paper but have never used it on something as small as an ATC so I didn't even recognize it ! Your colors are great as well. Thanks for a great swap and for the extra goodies you sent!
Response: The tissue paper is a scrap that was sent to me. I have not seen it before. I have the Botanical Collage paper and the blank tissue wrap that I haven't even opened yet! Glad you like everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Barb... I love, love, love the Pineapple ATC you created for the swap. You are truly an artist.. I could never had painted such a beautiful pineapple :-) Thank you for your note. I love to receive notes in my swaps! Thank you again! <3 :-) <3 :-) <3 :-)
Response: Hi Leslie. Thank you for the wonderful compliment. It means a lot to me! I like to send notes in my swaps. I think it is a nice touch. Thank you also for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: Thanks for your board of beautiful homemade greeting cards. That wasn't exactly what I was looking for but its ok. I was looking for pins of how to make greeting cards. Maybe my instructions were not clear.
Response: Sorry, I didn't get that ...Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Great ATC...I love the way you used the modeling paste. I can't believe you made that feather with hot glue. It looks like an embellishment you would buy in the store. Thank you for joining my swap. I love it!
Response: Hi Janis. Thank you for the rating and the heart. It means a lot to me! I made the feather a long time ago and never had a chance to use it until I was doing this ATC. I was so happy that everything fit together so nicely. 🤗
Comment: Barb---I love your July ATC--isn't that splat technique fun and it makes a great background. In this case, it looks a lot like fireworks! Thanks for the little extras--I just found that washi tape at a store here called Tuesday Morning, an outlet for anything from home decor and outdoor decor and an aisle for craft supplies. Often, I can find Tim items for a really low price, so I go about once a month and spend as long as an hour carefully searching for items I like even if not Tim--lots of 7 Gypsies as well. I have lots of the large dies, most of which are from that store. I have of them all within a reasonable driving distance, including one not far from where I get my hair cut which is a bit far, but love the stylist (about 10-12 yr now)! So, I always try to check out that location since I'm nearly there anyway, right? ;-) Hope you're having a good week! Peggy
Response: Hi Peggy. I have done a couple of things with the splat technique. It is hard to find the old style inks with the sponge top but I got mine from Tuesday Morning! 😉 That is where I got my tape also. I go almost every week looking for TH and other stuff, spending about an hour also. I go over everything with a fine tooth comb! There are so many stampers, card makers and scrapbookers that I have to go often because everything will be sold out if I don't!! I can't use the large dies because I have a Cuttlebug, not a Big Shot. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: I hope you took a picture before you sent this, those are some awesome Zeus. Really enjoyed this card.
Response: Thanks Laurie. I am glad you like it. Actually, I did scan it. I am so glad that we got that whole Zen swap figured out. I guess I came out of it well because I got the tangled Barb. 😉 Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: I like your bike card very much. nice background technique too. Thank you for the A2 sleeves I re-use mine too:)
Response: I'm glad you like my bike card. I actually made the stamp myself. I used a die cut and cut it out of fun foam amd glued it onto a heavier fun foam. I have done that with quite a few of my dies. Lots of fun! Thanks for the nice rating and heart. 🤗
Comment: The wonderfulbcolors of this card really make it! Your choice of stamps was just magic.. I think that’s the feeling of this card .. very special! Thanks for also for the sand and surf papers and that big piece of teal paper!
Response: Thank you for the great rating, I really appreciate the heart. I am trying to collect them (LOL). I am glad that you like everything that I sent. 🤗
Comment: thanks for the cute ATC card with wings. Although the swap called for card and envie I am happy with the ATC you made special for me. It is really cute and I am going to make a magnet out of it for my fridge!! The Bee Happy theme is adorable. thanks....♥♥♥
Response: Hi Patti. I can't believe I did that! I have been doing ATCs and got totally mixed up!! Thank you so much for your understanding. It was very generous of you to give me the rating and a heart! Would you want me to send a card and envie? Just let me know. I promise to be more careful in the future. 🙄 😘
Comment: Love your atc, Barb, love anything with distress ink on it! Love how the colors blended together! Thank you for sending and thanks for the nice extras!
Response: I am glad that you like it (and the extras)! I really like the sentiment. It was from a stamp set that has a lot of Happy stamps and you put the different sentiments on it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: I really enjoyed your board. I am a cat lover also. I don't know how but I am already following your board. I am going to go back and look through it again you had a lot of beautiful cat clip art.
Response: Thank you. As I said, I got carried away. It is so hard to stop with these boards! Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: Love Love this ATC-the cat-the saying-and of course the colors! Thanks for the extra teal and small print papers-just wonderful-thanks for sharing!
Response: I really happy that you like it. It was a fun one to make. It took me weeks to figure out what I wanted to use...I finally decided on the cat one and was so glad to see that you like cats! Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: I love your St. Paddy's March ATC, Barbara, especially the way you made the background--it is beautiful! I must certainly get some of that paper; I've seen it, but not picked up any to try as I wanted to learn what to do with it before investing and not using it! Hope your Easter was a nice day. It was beautiful here and very much a spring finery day. My brothers in SD and WI were both in the mid 30's. I haven't heard from my son and fiance--they are in south-central WI, so were probably pretty chilly as well. Hope you had a most happy birthday! Thanks for a great swap, all the extra goodies as well!
Response: I am so glad that you liked the ATC and goodies. I love to send extras in hope to put a smile on the receiver's face. Had a nice Easter and birthday. Thank you for the rating and the Heart! 🤗
Comment: I loved the ATC, it fits right in to my collection. Thank you so much for it, I hope you get me as a partner again sometime. I loved the extras too, but the ATC could have stood on it's own. Many heart's to you......-)
Response: I have been having problems with my responses showing up. I am not sure if I sent you a PM thanking you for the rating so just in case I didn't, thank you for the rating and ♥️.
Comment: Hi Barb - love the TH ATC that you sent me! I've never tried any of the TH embossing powders but I love the gold one that you used, so Michael's, here I come! Really nice work - thank you! Laurie
Response: I am really glad that you like the ATC. Sometimes I forget all of the TH things that I have and I am always afraid that I won't be able to use 3 things. Then I go through my stuff and say to myself wow, you forgot about that thing! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Response: Same to you. LOL! I am constantly adding more snarky quotes to my board. I just love them. A lot of them remind me of my daughter. She is a snarky guru! LOL! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I love this chilly cat! He/she certainly looks dazed by the cold that has never been experienced before! We did have a small amount of show that collected around the fence in our backyard and stayed there for 3 days! I love it as I'm a firm lover of winter, especially of snow! Even after 40 years here in Houston, I still miss fall's beauty and the bliss and quiet of soft snow falling in the dark! Blizzard conditions mean STAY HOME and be safe and snow is heavy to scoop away from sidewalks and driveways. But it is one the most beautiful parts of nature----for me, at least. Thanks for all of the little extras; I will certainly have uses for them. However, my rating is based on the ATC itself. I like the way the oxide inks worked to give a snowy sky background; I want to play with the colors you used to see if I can come close to what you did in one ATC swap I have coming up soon.Have a good weekend!
Response: Thank you Peggy. I am really glad that you like the ATC. It sure was fun making it. I use to like the snow and quietude that comes with it but I have been a Florida girl for about 40 years and the thought of having to deal with the snow after all of these years makes me cringe! LOL ðŸ˜œ I know that I don't have to send extras but I really do enjoy sending things to people that I think would enjoy them. Thank you for the rating and heart! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cat ATC and card! I miss She Scrapbooks! There are no scrapbooking or stamp stores anymore. :(
Response: Glad you like them. I know what you mean about stamp stores closing. I have ordered from She after they closed their store. She works a mile from me and just brought it down to me. Not sure if she still does mail order. Must check it out... Thank you for the rating and the heart! â¤ï¸ Much appreciated!
Comment: Hello Barbara, thank you so much for the cute snowman ATC (and the extras!). I love it! :D
Response: Hi. I am so glad that you like what I sent. The snowman ATC was one of my favorites. I really love the way it turned out and I am glad that you like it too! Thank you for the rating and the heart! â¤ï¸
Comment: Oh my goodness, I love this card. You made a perfect background for this card. I am putting this card out for a Halloween decoration now. Thank you for the goodies for me to use.
Response: Wow, I am really glad that you like it so much. I love all things Tim Holtz and I always have so much fun making these cards.Thank you for the rating and the Heart! Enjoy and Happy Halloween. ðŸ˜˜ ðŸŽƒ
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card you made, Barb! I love how you made the Christmas colors into fall. So pretty!! Thank you, too, for the fantastic extra papers you sent me. I can tell you read my profile! :-) This was a great swap to receive. Thank You!
Response: I am really glad that you like it. I always look at people's profile so that I can send them something that I think they would like. I enjoyed doing the Christmas colors for fall. Fun swap. Thank you for the rating and the â¤ï¸ it means a lot to me! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: great job on the ATC! love the way it turned out!
Response: Thanks. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this. I was pleased with the way it turned out too. It wasn't easy to keep the foil on the ATC! Thanks for the rating and the heart! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Thanks Barb for a great postcard. Did you paint the cat? It's amazing. I love that stamp too. I have it also and love it.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Yes, I painted it with watercolor. I made it look like my cat, Rusty. Really had a great time making the postcard. I saw that you liked birds and cats, hence the bird on his head. ðŸ˜€ Thank you for the rating and heart.! â™¥ï¸
Comment: Thanks for the very colorful "lovely" L ! -- and the extra goodies too! I don't have much experience w the 4" squares, but I think you've inspired me!ðŸ˜€
Response: I'm glad you liked the ATC and extras. The Zentangle tile is actually 3 Â½ " x 3 Â½ ". That is the size of the official Zentangle tiles. You should try and take a class with a local CZT. You will love it and learn so much! Just go to
zentangle.com and they list all of the CZTs. All you have to do is check for your state and then city...Good luck and let me know if you do it. Oh, thank you for the rating and the heart! ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Hi Barb! Thanks so much for the adorable cat ATC. Is that a Tim Holz stamp? He does a set of birds, too..right? As you can tell, I don't have either set... Not for lack of wanting! Lol. I love the expression on the cat's face.. "who, me,?"
I also adore the card you sent!! Did you make it? You are so talented!!! You said I can reuse it... I want to frame it! Thank you for being such a great partner â˜º
Response: Yes, It is a Tim Holtz stamp. In addition to the cats and birds, he also has dogs. I have them all and they are great fun to use! Glad you like the card, also. You are welcome to do whatever you want with the card. Thank you for the nice compliment and heart rating. It made my day! ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Hi Barbara :-) . . . Please forgive my late rating habit. I am affected by ADD distractions and Old-timers forgetfulness. I adore your twinchies! and really appreciate the effort to match my likes from my profile. I especially love the circle shaped one with the 8 sections and the lovely blue and green background. I like the pencils and the flower and the one with the heart attached. :-D I like ALL of them! You do very nice work and I love your creativity. Thanks for sending the extra bits too and for sending me such a great swap!
Response: Hi Gracie. I am so glad you like them. I try to take in to consideration the person's likes and dislikes when I am doing a swap, even if it is not required. It is just what I do. LOL! Thank you for the lovely compliments as well as the heart. Hope we can swap again soon.
Comment: Thanks for the swap. This was my first twinchies swap. The twinchies are cute & the. Zentang!e tile is great. My z ski!L's are not that good yet.
Response: This was my first one also. glad you like everything. I am a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher). You should find one in your area who can really teach you the method. It helps tremendously! Thank you for the rating and the heart. ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! I didn't have any of a tree in my collection so I was definitely happy to get yours, plus the extras! What an awesome little artwork! Love them both, thanks again. Sorry to hear about your mom too. Hugsx â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤
Response: I'm glad you like everything! It always makes me happy to make someone else happy! ðŸ˜ƒ Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love the cardinal and the nice tangles. Interesting that I lived many years in Ohio and now live in North Carolina and both states have the cardinal as their state bird. Thanks for the wee tangled square! Are you teaching zentangle at The Villages? See ya at the mail box.
Response: I'm really glad you liked what I sent. Yes, I do teach Zentangle here in the Villages. I love to teach. It is a lot of fun to see people do things that they never thought that they could do! Thanks for the heart. ðŸ™‚
Comment: You make the loveliest postcards! I love this little kitty. It is definitely a keeper. You can get me as a partner anytime LOL! Thanks!
Response: I am so glad that you like it. The lady at the post office wanted to keep it! ðŸ˜ƒ It is one of my old favorite stamps and I hadn't use it in a while. Glad I chose that one! Thanks for the heart...
Comment: Sweet Rusty - I hope you get everything you want for Catmas from Santa! It's too bad Felix doesn't know how to behave nicely! My own Shelby, Dodger, and Shadow all know how that feels, but they all do it to each other on occasion. Then other times, they are all curled up together asleep. You look very cozy next to Daddy, by the way! Merry Catmas, Rusty!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Yes, they both like to curl up on Daddy's lap. They will never be in the same space together unless Felix is going after Rusty. Hopefully, this too will pass! Merry Christmas! ðŸŽ„
Comment: I'm so sorry to hear your boys don't get along! I have that problem a bit myself but it has gotten better with time. Thanks for the e-mail. I really enjoyed it. Merry Catmas!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I hope my boy get better with time. It has not been quite a year that we have had them. They are really both quite sweet when they are alone with us. Merry Christmas. ðŸŽ„
Comment: So, so sorry this is late! Thank you so very much for the awesome Zentanglings ~ I love mine so much! I am going to the library Tuesday and I am going to leave it there! If I remember I will take a picture of it! Thanks again so much!!
Response: Not a problem. I am glad you like the Zentangles. The library is a great place to leave it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! yes i too, do want to start making more Christmas decorations! i have started last year, but this year have been too too busy with moving out! Thank you for sharing, i followed you and repined a bunch! xxx
Response: Glad you were able to re-pin some of the ideas. Hope you are able to make a few this year.
Comment: Hi Barbara I received your lovely yellow inchies card. Thanks so much for it and for the great Zentangling piece that you sent. I only wish that I could Zentangle as well as you. Hope we swap again sometime. Pat