Comment: Thank you for the ATC backgrounds and extras. I love the bright happy colors 💜
Response: I love this swap, thank you tons for joining it. I plan on having more after the holidays:) I hope you rejoin, I think the next one will me music and book pages, I have done it before too and it turns our awesome!
Comment: Is it possible to give you 10 hearts?
At 7.00 pm, during the rain, my doorbell.
I was so surprised about your huge package with delicious teas and amazing washitape.
Thank you so much for hosting our private swap!
Response: Awww, thank you for the nice rating, I am super excited to get your package in the mail, I am sure I will be just as excited. I hope you like the teas. Hope we get to swap again soon!
Comment: Love everything about this swap!
The envelope was fantastic! Built like a tank too!
I went to Spain last year and am just currently in the process of booking another trip there for April/May next year and three coins that I needed, oh my! 😄😄😄 I am one happy cat!! Thank you for such an amazing swap ☺️
Response: Maxine hosts such great swaps doesn't she. It is because of these swaps that I actually have a decent coin collection going, I love the coin and banknote swaps as well. Thanks for the heart, so happy you enjoyed everything
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. Quite the demure lady. Yes, asthma can be a bear, the severe cold and dry air does it for me. For two years in a row I kept indoors for most of the summer due to smoke from all the myriad of forest fires reducing the air quality severely. Thanks for the card and note as well as the music paper.
Response: Thank you, I really liked that ATC..wanted to add it to my collection but unfortunately only made one so it gets to make its way across the country as intended:) I hope to see you in the next swap. Thank you for the 5 and the heart
Comment: Thanks for these coins - they're new to me! And, since you asked which coins I'm missing (which was very kind) I've organized them and will be listing them on my profile soon. I don't have a lot, but I'm sure my collection will grow! Your horses are/were beautiful - you're very lucky to be able to have/had them; that has always been a dream of mine.
Response: Hi there, I checked your profile and did not see any list of US coins that you have. I saw a lot of the maps listed but did not see coins. I am sure I am missing it but it has been one of those days! lol! Anyway, if you want to do a private swap we can set that up and bot of us can update our collection USA/Canada!!!
Comment: Great tag-Love the water colored look background and the spooky silhouettes!
Hope you had a great Halloween-all treats and no tricks! Love the packet of goodies too that arrived after the tag-such goodness
Response: I am SO glad you got it even though it was in separate envies right?!! LOL! Thank you so much for the heartL)
Comment: Diane: I loved this theme and I love what you did with it. Your creepy doll ATC is awesome - love the image you used and the way you layered it with the other elements. And thank you for the fun extras - especially love the ATC sized pieces that you made!
Response: Glad you liked it all, I loved that creepy doll too! Have fun making awesome crafts with the extras..hope to see you in another swap. Thanks for the rating
Comment: Thank You so much for the Buddy Cards and all the extra special items!
I too had used Watercolors for one I made!
Did you use masking fluid on yours?
Response: I am so sorry, my memory is terrible...trying to picture the ones I sent you. If it is the one with the moon at the top I used a circle taped down and used watercolors to paint the rest...fun because I pictured a couple different ways to see it..either with the moon in the distance or the other way and look at it like a tunnel and the white shape is the end of the tunnel. I love those cards and can't wait to see what you interpret and how you finish them and make them your own piece of art! Thanks for the heart:)
PS: I can't remember if I included my address but of course it is on the envie to return one once you finish them. Happy crafting!
Comment: Hello again ~ WOW these backgrounds are gorgeous! They are almost ATCs on their own! What beautiful work and effort you put in. Thank you for the beautiful backgrounds and for hosting such fun & creative swaps! I can't wait for the next one! Happy swapping! xoxo 🌸
Response: I am So glad you like the backgrounds. it was sure fun making them. I am looking forward to some new ones too..if you have any fun ideas let me know. :)
Comment: The lovely Sesame Street sheet arrived safely! Thanks so much for sending me the full sheet! Loved it! It will sit nicely in my collection. Thanks too for the extras mint stamps, lovely! I hope you get my envelope soon! Thanks again for this awesome swap! Take care!
Response: No problem, glad you liked everything and that it arrived safely. Let me know if you run across anymore stamp sets you are looking for and I will try to find them and we can do another private swap! Thanks for the Heart
Response: Thank you, so glad you liked it. I am always nervous with watercolor that is why I joined the swap to force myself to play with it more and more. Now I find myself using it in lots of other projects too, easier to manipulate than acrylics for sure. THank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you I love how you got your paint so thick! I wish I could mine that way. I’m a beginner too.
Response: Thank you so much, glad you liked it. I have a friend that is an artist and she is always telling me how the amt of water you use changes everything so I am always getting my paint wet then dabbing it to get most the water off and what is left is thicker like acrylic then I can always add water if I need to. I am always trying different amounts of water to change the color or intensify it..fun, try it. I bought a watercolor book to practice with and it really helps too. THanks for the heart!
Response: Glad you liked the papers, I love playing around with background papers. I just made some with alcohol inks that I forgot I had. I wish I had thought of them for your papers, beautiful colors
Comment: Thanks for the cards and the story. And also thanks for the extras. I enjoyed the handiwork on the envelope and the ric rac. I will soak the rick rack to remove the glue and paper and then perhaps I will be able to use it on pockets for the little girl charity dresses that I make. Thanks again for cheer in the mail!
Response: Oh, great. I am glad you can reuse it. Thanks for the 5 and the heart
Comment: Thanks for the assortment of cards to finish! I'm happy to work on them. I hope you feel better as the humidity decreases. It's been pretty brutal here, as well. I look forward to the fall foliage!
Response: Thanks for the heart, happy Fall..I am looking forward to it too
Comment: Ty for the voodoo ATC and the extra goodies. Really loved the Egyptian paper you wrote the note on as well(dying to know where did you buy it?). I am definitely looking forward to Fall as well but not Winter just Fall lol.
Response: I think I got the whole set of egyptian notebooks (large down to small) on ebay probably 10 yrs ago. I don't write on it too often bc I want it to last. lol. Cray huh!?
Comment: Both cards arrived safely today! Thanks so much for your help. Appreciate it! And of course thanks too for the extra horse card. Thanks again for this swap. Maybe we can do another one in future! Take care!
Response: Would be happy to do another private swap with you , that worked out great for both of us I think. Have a great day!
Comment: Diane, I see why you didn't want to give this one up! Wow! Every page is just a delight and will be examined over and over. The postal pages are my favorite, then pretty soon it's another altogether! I can't figure out how you got that rich cover color...I'll enjoy this journal for many years. Thank you!
Response: I used mod podge and tissue paper for the cover textures then gesso before painting with a metallic gold. Then I took some dark brown and black and did some smudges to make it look more aged. My sons bday is in Oct and he is a huge Hocus Pocus anything scary kind of guy so I am going to do a journal that has the hocus pocus eye on the front for him...hope it turns out like I am imagining it. This one was my first cover I have done with that technique so am hoping I can replicate it for his journal. I am so happy you enjoyed it as much as I did. I should have done a page dedicated to your state too, never thought of that. I guess the blank pages can be dedicated if you want. :)
Comment: Wow, you like tape! Washi tape, packing tape!... ha ha! I will peel off the Washi and reuse it! But the coins were obviously the star! I’m thrilled with them. Thank you so much. And for the music paper too! I filled almost a full page in my coin binder and it’s awesome to have some unusual ones.
Response: Glad you like them. Yes, I like decorate my envies with washi and of course need to reinforce sides with packing tape....been on receiving end and also had my own envelope rip open...esp international. Let me know when you find some of the unusual coins we talked about so we can have another private swap. Thanks for the 4 and the heart
Comment: Hi Diane! i received the art collab pc and your note was nice about what you added, but you forgot to write it on the pc - are you ok with me adding the info? Love these swaps! Thanks for the goodies as well! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Oh no, yes please add it for me. I love these swaps too. Thanks for the 5 and heart
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies you sent me - sry fir the late rating but I couldn't find the swap name & then I went abroad and only niw did I 'eliminate' the other received swaps. My sincere apologies and thanks again for all the lovely things for me to enjoy :)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Glad you enjoyed what I sent. I usually am pretty good about labeling sorry if I didn't. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for the extras!! I loved the canada stamps and the fridge magnet (super happy)!! The labels are awesome. Thank you and I can't wait to swap again!!!!
Response: Glad you like it all and the magnet made it ok. I hope West Virginia looks good on your fridge! lol. Can't wait to get your package, I am sure I will love it. We definitely need to swap again:)
Comment: thanks you so much diane for the wonderfull coins :) abselutely wondeful. and your horses wauw they are beauties. i will write soon i'm still looking for a couple of coins to send you.
write soon, karin
Response: Glad you liked them, thanks for the 5 and the heart
Comment: Beautiful notecards, lovely extras , interesting stamps and a lovely letter included. thank you! The "button factory" I work in is actually a shed in my garden. "Highlander" has certainly brought more tourists to the Inverness area, almost as many as the Loch Ness Monster :-)
Response: Ole Nessie is slacking a little hugh? LOL! I enjoyed our swap and getting to know you through your profile...fun swap. Thanks for the 5 and the heart
Comment: Oooh you're so right about that calendar paper being perfect for envies! I love them all, thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you like them...they are addictive to make. Now just about everyone around me knows to check with me before throwing something away that is made of neat paper. LOL. THat is where I got the calendar paper, the librarian was throwing away a whole stack and I aqbout ripped them from her arms! LOL! She died laughing at my reaction. lol
Comment: Thank you so so much for the items you sent for this swap! You went above and beyond and if I could, I’d give you 10 hearts! Thank you so much for including a letter :) It really made my day <3
Edit: OH MY GOSH! How embarrassing! LOL find it ;) ❤️
Response: Thank you for letting me know how much you liked it..I had to chuckle a little bc you said you would give 10 hearts but forgot to push the heart button for 1 heart! LOL No big deal, it just made me smile, something I would do for sure. lol. Thanks again for the nice rating, I am SO happy you enjoyed what I sent. Have a great Weekend!
Comment: Thanks you ever so much for the queens Iove them.
Response: Glad you liked them...easy wish to fulfill for sure, I have a few decks of cards for washi trades so when I saw you collected them I knew that is something I could send to you. Hope to see you in a future collab.. Thanks for the 5 and the heart.
Comment: I LOVE those little postcards! Thank you sooo much! I like the pc backing, too. And the coins! Wow! I haven't seen an Eisenhower coin for forever! I sure like the quarters, too! Thank you sooo much!!
Response: You are SO welcome! I thought you might like it:) Thank you for the 5 and the heart! Hope we get to swap again soon.
Comment: A most excellent story. I could feel your fear toward the end. There is nothing amore scary to a parent than thinking his or her child is in danger. Fortunately for me, anything I have experienced that may be attributed to a ghost was quite benign.
Response: Thank you, yes it is a story I will pass on for sure :)
Comment: Love what you painted, It came out great! Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ ♥‿♥
Response: Thank you, glad you liked it and hope it goes with your journal...maybe I should start one, that would be neat to have art from lots of different people. Hmmm, sounds like a plan! Thanks for the heart:)
Comment: I am overwhelmed by your generosity! What a fantastic array of super cool items! Thank you so very much!
Response: I am SO glad you like everything, the mermaid art was a first for me so was a little intimidated by it but it was SO fun and plan to make more. I am really glad I did this swap:) Thank you for the nice rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you. I live about 2 hours from the border so I do have access to USA coins but I love the state quarter and the pressed coin! I’ll have to add a wish list to my profile!
Response: Yes, good idea..I need to do that too. It is hard to pick what to send when you are not sure what they already have. I am constantly getting this other coin collector that also lives in US so am always trying to figure out how to make it a good swap for him so I always message him to see if he has any requests that I may have. Thank you for the nice rating and heart :)
Comment: Thanks for the great tapes! It took me a while to figure out which swap your envelope was from (since it didn’t have the swap name on it anywhere, and all the other goodies you included (which were awesome!) threw me off the washi track, lol!), sorry it took me a bit longer to rate. But it’s here, and I love it. Thanks!
Response: So sorry about that, I usually am pretty good about including my card that has all my info on it but for about a 2 week period a little while back I think my brain pooped out on me and I forgot on several swaps!! :(. Now I am much more careful and make sure to write it in couple different places. Thanks for being patient and for the nice rating:)
Comment: Hello Diane, thank you so much for the wax seals, I love them. Soooooo glad I got a bee. I was thinking of messaging my partners asking for a bee if they had one! LUCKY ME. I am making a bee journal for a bee keeper friend and it is perfect.
Response: Wow, so great that this bee found its way to you then, meant to be right!? Good luck with your journal, thank you so much for the nice rating and the heart.0
Comment: WoW what a great SWAP to brighten my day this Saturday...... I love the collaboration card that I get to add to.....and all the extras.....WOOHOO.... fun.... I love the piece esp that was cut and folded.... are there instructions anywhere for that.... I would love to make some......THANKS so MUCH..... many many hearts.....
Response: Hi, I am SO happy you enjoyed everything...I will PM you to talk to you about the folded pc you liked so well.
Comment: These are so pretty thank you so much! I also love the die cuts and vintagy envelopes!
Response: So happy you like the envies, I love making them and love getting them since everyone does them slightly different and uses prints I may not have seen. I can't wait to get mine. Thank you for the nice rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much Diane. I love the child making the snow angel! Childhood memories can be so wonderful. Thank you for all the little extras as well. How did you do the painting for the backing for the ATC extra? That was really cool!
Response: I am getting ready to PM you the info and instructions, it is a fun mixed media background to make
Comment: Thanks for the great coins!!! Perfect for my collection.
Response: Glad you liked them. You always send me such great coins and I wanted to send you something special but my collection is not very big yet so it makes me happy that you like what I picked. Happy New Year
Comment: Thank you very much for the terrific coins I can't wait to show them off. Ta also for the extra bits.
I would be happy to do a private swap but give me time to get over the hustle and bustle of this month. Merry Christmas to you too :)
Response: You are very welcome, glad you like them. We can plan a private swap whenever you like, no hurry, this time of year is always crazy and we all need a little relaxation for sure. lol
Comment: Thank you! This has been fun. I think Columbus day really slowed down our mail here, as I didn't receive this until Friday the 12th. But no worries. Loved your haunted house story (in my journal) - feel free to add any others you want to share! :)
Thanks for the Halloween goodies as well. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun letter and flat goodies (very beautiful envelope)! Your mornigng was so exciting haha! It looks like your granddaughter had a blast and you too with her ^^ Also, my girlfriend really appreciated you being in her swaps and sends her best wishes :) I'm glad we can all connect via this site from all around the world. Your letter really made my day, thank you!
Response: I enjoy swapping with both of you as well. I keep my eye out for new fun swaps all the time, hope to see you guys there. Happy Halloween
Comment: Hello! Thanks so much for the wonderful envelope full of goodies you sent. I was very happy to receive it. I would love to do a private swap. I will send it as soon as I can and then you send me something in return when you have received mine. Looking forward to it :)
Comment: Diane, I just received your swap and I love it from the outside to the inside!!! The Halloween envelope you sent it in is fabulous! What an eye-catcher! And I love the little envelopes and extras that you included, but what I love most of all is the ATC! I love that it is not only simple - meaning not cluttered up with lots of fancy bits and pieces - but it's also simply delightful! I love the little horse you drew on it; so cute! This will go into my 'keep' album! Thanks for a smile-making swap!!!
Response: Thank you. That little scene is sort of my happy place....can't get better than a nice little country farm
Comment: First of all, I love the envelope!! Did you make it yourself? I totally agree with you that it is crazy that I'm able to swap with you, in a country so far away, that is so special! The ATC looks beautiful and also a little mysterious, thanks a lot for everything!
Response: Yes I made the envelope, I have a punchboard that makes making envelopes SO easy, from small to pretty large. I have fun making them. I am SO happy you loved everything, that makes me happy.
Comment: I love the sweet horse ❤️ and beautiful sun on the ATC! Thank you for all of the lovely extras... I especially like the... well I like it all! The postcard, lemon notecard, encouraging quote, labels... great! Happy Swaps Always
Response: I am SO happy you like all your extras plus the ATC, I had fun making it.
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful ATC and lovely and useful goodies you added <3 Oh yes, I really look forward to fall as I really don't like the heat... and we had a very long, dry and hot summer this year. Hope we'll be swap partners again in future x
Response: I am glad you like your goodies. I also hope we can swap in the future. Thanks for the nice rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I loved hearing the story behind it. When I was a kid, I always wanted to learn how to ride, but growing up in an apartment in the city, that wasn't an option. I have been on a horse exactly twice in my life! :0)
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. Maybe you will get a chance to get on a horse again, very therapeutic animals to be around. If you are in my area stop by and I will put you on one.
Comment: 8/22/2018-OMG!!! what beautiful horses. Sometimes I like to make pictures into pc. I think it makes it more personal and real. I am so sorry to read about your baby. I too lost my horse many yrs ago. It is very hard. Happy swapping.
Response: Thank you. Yes we get attached just like any pet. Horses are so therapeutic I think..1 hr with them is worth 100 hours of therapy I would think! lol!
Comment: Hi Diane,
I enjoyed your card. No, I have not done any round robin swapping. I have done the ones where a destash box is passed around a set of swappers in a group. It was interesting to try once. Thank you for the kind words on Bingo. I miss him every day. Thanks for a nice note card swap.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the card, I enjoyed this swap
Comment: Thank you! Your swap cards were so beautiful I want to hang a couple on my wall rather than give them away! And the place cards are so sweet I love them and will put them to good use!
Response: Aww, thank you for the nice comment & I am SO happy that you can use the wedding stuff. Congratulations and if possible, relax and just enjoy the big day instead of stressing about it. Easier said than done, I know, but it will be beautiful, just take the time to soak in the special moments.
Comment: Thank you for the card! I love canning! I used to help my grandparents. I canned blackberry and raspberry jam with a friend. We may do some peaches when they return from camping if there are still peaches available.
Response: I hope you get to get some canning done, it is SO nice in middle of winter to go out to cellar and get some fresh garden green beans or tomatoes..etc. Happy Camping!!!
Comment: This is my favorite dare so far: try 5 new restaurants in 2 months. There are tons of vegan/veg friendly places in San Diego. So my that I'm falling behind on trying them and have a mental list. Thanks for the deadline. I'll get right on it!
Response: Yes!! So glad you love the dare, I wanted to give dares that make people do something fun. Have fun!
Comment: Neat card. I cant believe mail let u send it that way. I always have to pay package price for every thing i send that not flat lol
Response: Sometimes it is a gamble of who is receiving it at the post office right! lol! I love putting too many goodies in so am always having to run to post office to have them weigh it I just got some of the package stamps for the non machinable items so am excited that I won't have to run to post office all the time. Happy Crafting from WV