Comment: Hi Kristy! Your #11 and 12 index cards are really great! You really captured all her techniques and I love the blues and greens that you used. I didn't have any of the drywall tape she used but it looks like maybe you used that sticky mesh stuff and if that's what it was, it worked great! And I always like having you as a swap partner! Your work is always so good and you send me the nicest letters in the prettiest handwriting!! Laurie
Comment: Kristy, first let me apologize for taking so long to rate...I’m so sorry! Thank you for this pretty little watercolor bird. I love her! Watercolor looks so easy (I used to do tole/decorative paint) but it isn’t all that easy I have found. But I am determined to get this down. Thanks for making this swap so I had the chance to try it! Thank you so much for the awesome vellum bits of loveliness!
Comment: An absolute vision in purple and yellow...one of my favorite complementary color combinations! (I do love a bit of alliteration.) Kristy, this beauty has your "signature" all over it, and I love it. And oh my...what are the beautiful crispy sheer decorative papers? They are GORgeous! As always, its like sitting down for tea with you when I open one of your swap envelopes...simply delightful.
Comment: Kristi - your Gelli leaf prints turned out awesome! I love that you printed them on book pages. I just did mine on white paper and the ones you made are way more interesting. I hope you saved some for yourself - I will definitely be using these! Thanks for a another special swap!!
Comment: They're beautiful. Thank you so much. Beautiful tag and paper you wrapped everything in too. I love the different types of papers that you used. That's such a great idea. It went ok, but it took a bit since it was the first time I had used a plate. Seeing yours, I'm definitely going to retry this one. I actually let my 5 year old grandson do a version of it. That was interesting lol. Thanks again.
Comment: As always you do marvelous work! What can I say, you just have more junk stuff than me. Love what you sent. The sewing was a fun touch. Might try that next time. They are so much fun to do. Thanks for all the hosting you do!
Comment: Hi Kristy and thank you for the #9 Index Card I received today. It turned out really great and looks like you had all the supplies she used as well. That can be the tricky part with some of these. But I love how you did this one - a great background with all the colors and stamping. And thank you for the vellum cut outs you sent me - I will definitely use these!
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! I love the washi samples and the vellum stickers. For the life of me and I can't figure out how to get the backing off..hahahaaha I sat here literally for 10 mins trying to peel one. :)
Comment: Kristy: Your bird envelope came and I don't know if I like the envelope more or what you put inside! The envelope is so freakin' cute and I love the washi tape with washi tape! And how the birdie is singing my name and address! You send me an amazing collection of bird goodies - thank you so much. I will happily add them to my stash and use them. You have the most beautiful handwriting = thank you for your lovely letter. One question: why do you want to attract crows??? It's been terribly hot and humid here as well, and my yard also needs attention, but like you, it's gonna' have to wait. Thanks for a great swap!
Comment: Kristy, you spoil me! Not to my surprise at all, I absolutely love everything you sent me. The kitty washi! The beautiful pages from flow! The adorable notebook, PCs and pen! I also loved the Halloween stickers because I’m a Halloween junky too - fall can’t come soon enough. Thank you as always for the phenom swap experience. I wish I could give you a million hearts! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Oh my goodness, your ATC is totally gorgeous :)! I LOVE it and all the various details and the matching colours. So many ladybirds, but each and every one suit the card just perfectly. And even the back of the card is so neat, love it too. Thank you soooo much for this beautiful card and the lovely decorated envelope + the stickers. You really made my day :)! Eagerly waiting for your next swap!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, Kristy. Because I'm late with my rating (sorry!) I can't now remember which questions I chose to answer, so I read all of yours with great interest. I especially appreciated your answer to "the cutting question." Your viewpoint on why Camille was a cutter was a good one. :-) Thank you again for sharing! :-) <3
Comment: Perfection! The leaves came out picture perfect! Did you notice that one page had a darkbluish spot that looked like a bird! I ordered more alum and will be trying more of these... thanks so much for the idea! Amazing!
Comment: I wish I’d made this atc! I love the old fashioned deep sea diver .. reminds me of one of my favorite old movies! I have a large collection of starfish I even have a perfect 6 footed one! And the killer whale I’ve always thought how close in features and coloring to a penguin.. thanks for the great vellum stickers and this swap
Comment: Oh dear friend!! You just made my day! I love the journal page you made! So many wonderful layers and it has a TOAD on it! One of my favorite things and this is one of my favorite journal pages!!! Thank you for all the wonderful extras!
Comment: And my second treat in the mail today were you eco print watercolor pages. I think they turned out great! And you can't tell they were curled - they flattened out nicely. This was one of the more difficult swaps we have done for this group, and I was not all that happy with my pages, but you really got some nice images on your's. Did you sign up for the swap where we use a Gelli plate and leaves? I'm excited to give that one a try. Thanks for two fun sways!!
Comment: Hi Kristy! Some mail from you today with double the goodness! Your washi tape journal page is great - so much color and so many interesting patterns you used. And I'm going to have to bump up my washi tape stock - the pieces you used are so cute! These journal pages have been a lot of fun thus far. And I love the vellum stickers - did you make them or are they something you bought? Very cool - thank you!
Comment: Thank you for your answers! Have you watched the series? I have attempted to but maybe it's too soon after reading the book. I couldn't do it! I like the actor that plays the cop but I just didn't picture him in that role!
Comment: Thank you so much Kristy for the gorgeous altered library card. I love it! A beautiful piece of art as usual. Keep cool my friend..we are experiencing a very cold winter but not much rain which is a worry. till next timexx
Comment: Hi Kristy! Your collage envelope was amazing! Blue is my favorite color and I can't believe all the wonderful elements and bits and pieces you put together to make such a fantastic work of art! I really hated to open it! And you sent me the best assortment of goodies inside - wow! I love it all and I have absolutely none of it in my craft stash. Also noticed one of the items was a decoupage napkin over printed paper! Thanks so much for a really great swap! Laurie
Comment: Thanks Kristy for the beautiful journal page. Thanks for adding the page for writing, on the back. I struggle with wanting my art to look like other swappers I've received from. I have decided to be content with what I can do, because I never considered myself an artist! I love this group, and learning techniques and having a prompt to start my creative juices flowing! Thanks for the stencil. I found a few at Dollar Tree that have a great design, that I might put on envelopes. I will use yours too! The heat is too much, but great for staying indoors and crafting!
Comment: Kristy, wow, what a lovely swap package from you. The envelope was lovely and the washi tapes and ephemera and stickers are perfect. I love them all! I apologize for the late rating, I had someone very close to me pass away and I am having a rough time keeping things updated. cheers, Bre
Comment: you have the very best ideas...this was like looking in a garden at that lovely elegant lady with the tower in the back ground...great idea to use the folded print as the arch..amazing...thank you so much for the swap and this atc….
Comment: Kristy I am in love with each and every item you sent my way!!!! Oh I am so happy I cant express how much ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ thank you so much. Yes we will do this again in the fall!! Oh how we will find so many goodies then in beautiful colors. My favorite time of the year!!!!!
Comment: I was afraid of this...I just knew I'd forgotten to rate you for this fabulously Holtz-y tag, and when I checked just now, my fear was confirmed. I am so sorry...if anyone deserves being rated immediately, it's you. Kristy, your attention to detail is amazing, and the results are gorgeous...you are simply the BEST swap partner! Thank you for the beautiful papers...they are feminine and lovely, just like you!
Comment: Hi Kristy, thank you so much for your gorgeous mail. Your postcard is gorgeous and I love all the little delights you filled the envelope with. I've never seen vellum stickers before! Hope we swap again soon 😗
Comment: Indeed, such a “lovely lady in lavender” she is! This is so pretty Kristy. I am always in awe of how many little sweet tidbits you use to make your little works of art so special! I really love this one. Thank you Kristy.
Comment: Kristy, I am so much in love with this darling tag book! I just can’t stop looking at it, going through the pages over and over...there are so many wonderful things to look at. So much fun! Great nature images and embellishments. Thank you, thank you so very much for such a great swap.
Comment: Hi Kristy! This is just too cute! Love, love the cute bird paper that you used for the envelopes. So many cute little tidbits tucked in everywhere. Cutest little pocket inside. What a fun swap. Thank you so very much. Love it!
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully color pages. I had the same problem with the watermarks not showing up. It was very frustrating! I love the shimmer spray pages as well. I have never used the shimmer spray before and might just have to get some. Thanks again, you ROCK!!!!
Comment: Mail from you is always a pure delight - and you really outdid yourself this time, Kristy! Such a bright and happy map envelope, and I adore the faux postage of Kate, William and the Queen! Then your cute snail mail label and the pretty flower stickers & peace rose stamps! Already I am so happy! Then special envelopes and a parcel wrapped in twine; your cheery round notepaper with flowers and a friendly letter. Love the Sun Kissed papers - new to me - isn't Graphic 45 terrific?! Now let's talk about the classy glassine envelope filled with amazing postcards: all absolute keepers - how I love maxi cards, and these are so lovely! On to 2 Cavallini beauties, my beloved Dumbo, Disney's Aulani resort (I must get there some day) and then those outrageously clever Barbie postcards - have never seen these! Oh and the cute-as-can-be washi gnomes with their wee embossed silver tools adorning an envelope. Every detail perfect, just as you, Miss Kristy, are the Perfect Swapper! Thank you sooooo much!
Response: You make me blush, Shirley! I'm just happy that my happy mail did its job so nicely. Thank you for your kind words--they started my day with a ray of sunshine!
Comment: Love the colour choice! I see you are incorporating some of the different elements we have been playing with. Very nice indeed. Thanks for the tissue samples. One thing I have tried is to print on tissue. The tissue comes out quite nice.
Comment: Kristy, what a wonderful package you sent to me! Oh, the flipbook is marvelous, you put so much thought and effort into it, I just love it. Wish I could you give you a dozen hearts.And the charms you added ... thanks so very much. This was a very fun swap indeed. BC
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ Wonderful. Amazing. Kind. Insightful. Generous. All Around Goddess.
❤️❤️❤️ I am blown away with your cheery note and flat surprise. I’m very humbled that you created an atc kit just for me. Such kindness is rare in this world and your kindness means the world to me.❤️❤️❤️ Such a lovely selection of goodies! I love them all. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my shriveled, mean old ❤️. You are such a sweetheart and I adore you😍.❤️❤️❤️
Response: What a lovely rating! I smiled just reading it and am so, so happy you like what I sent. I love creating ATC's and know you'll grow to love creating them, too. You're the best!
Comment: FABULOUS!!! I love all the pockets, and so fun to find things in them! (I wish I had thought of that!) That little flower stencil is amazing! Or was it a stamp? Either way it's going on my wish list! Thank you for this wonderful swap! 😘
Response: Awww . . . thanks, Tracy! I'm so glad you are pleased! I really enjoyed making this one for you! Have fun with your grandkids and the landscaper!
Comment: I am mortified to have discovered this beauty at the very bottom of a stack of crafty goodness...still unopened. I apologize from the bottom of my heart. My mental and physical stamina have been sub-par for months, and it makes me sad to think that my friends and swap partners are the victims of this sorrowful state. I absolutely adore this gorgeous little flip book...each page; each flip contains so many delights! Thank you for always being the very best swap partner imaginable, Kristy. I treasure you!
Comment: I enjoyed the questions you chose and the answers you gave for them, Kristy. I found your insignts into Luke's character very interesting. I didn't remember that much about him when I answered that question. ;-) Thank you for sharing! <3
Comment: Another gorgeous "3 elements" ATC from the Queen of 3 Elements! There is so much beauty and elegance wrapped up in this ATC that I can't select one or even two elements as my favorites...the beauty lies in the cohesiveness of this ATC. As always, you remain my all-time very best swap partner!
Comment: That for the fun selection! My favorites are the map & building of the bridge & building of the empire State building! really cool! The animals are so cute, too, especially the boar!!. Thanks for all the extras, I thought it was two swaps in one envelope! I also really love the floral postage PC & vintage Niagara falls- hope to get there one day!
Comment: Dear friend, this raccoon ATC is amazing and it a going out on display all uear long!! So sticking cute! As alway I love how you layer so many neat things! How did you get those cute little coon feet on there? I love raccoons, we have been feeding a family of a mom and 3 babies. I love the decoupage napkin you made, I can't wait to use it! Always a pleasure getting swaps from you!
Comment: I am absolutely blown away by your work. Thank you so much for sharing with me. Did you use glimmer mist on top?
Response: Howdy do! I used some Lindy Stamp Gang Sea Oats spray on top . . . I love it . . . I think I've used it on nearly everything I've created since I got it! ha! Thank you so much for your kind words and, of course, the heart ;+)
Comment: Hi Kristy! Your #2 birdhouse turned out so darn cute!! I love the pastel colors you used and the little touches of glitter. And thank you for adding a hanger! That was a great idea - I punched a hole in the top of mine but there wasn't a lot of room there. Thanks for another fun swap! Laurie
Comment: Hi again Kristy! Two envelopes from you in my mailbox today! I love the animal stamps you used on them. Your master board pages are really so well done. Nice color palette on each and both have amateur theme so work together or on their own. I am really enjoying this group and doing some new techniques. I've created a couple of additional master boards since I entered this swap, so this is one technique I will continue using. Cheers!! Laurie
Comment: Thank you Kristy for the tags, I love them!
I will be using each and everyone of them.
Your enveloped arrived yesterday, it seems to have had a bit of a journey, took a bit of time to get here, is rather rough around the edges and its stamped RECEIVED IN DAMAGED CONDITION ! Don't worry everything inside is fine. Thanks again.
Comment: I just returned from a few days in Seattle and received your awesome Page --- thanks so very much - love it. I've been out of swapping for a year with new grandbabies -- back now - so happy to be back.
Comment: Gasp, its a gorgeous ATC! Oh so precious! And you found some Llama pictures. Oh joy. And how did you find cactus memos sheets. So cute! Im sure you noticed that octopus hugging the globe on the washi tape on front of your envie. I looooooooooooove that. Its all so wonderful! Now, I know why I dont do ATc's. LOLOLOLOL. I'll try. lololol.
Response: haha! You are TOO funny! Yours will be wonderful; I know it! I found the cactus memo sheets on aliexpress . . . I do A LOT of shopping there!
Comment: I love her videos too and am so happy you posted this swap based on a video-it was fun to work along with a video! I like your talents on these different elements of the mini pocket letter. Beautiful-love the color combination and am always happy to swap with you!
Comment: This was such a fun swap, thank you so much. There are so many lovely things in the journal that I can't pick a favorite page! I like all the Pockets,flaps and other places where there are new things to see. i will be looking at it over and over.
Comment: You sent so many great postcards! It is hard to choose which is my favorite....it’s a tie between the gal pal pipe fitters and the London library card! Thanks so much....the entire swap and lovely envie brightened my day!
Comment: lol shoulda went with one partner? lol I'll probably be saying the same thing. Geeeez. Is everybody making their pages as pretty as this? Gah! You guys are gonna make mine look like crap cuz this is no freakin' franken page! Its gorguss!!!!!! I feel inferior already. lololo OH & pretty, big black on the envie. I'll get that off!!!! lolololol, x P.s bioluminescence stamps? whohoo!
Comment: Thanks for hosting this fun swap. It did take some time, but I enjoyed the process. Hopefully there will be more like this?!! Thanks for your beautiful page. I think I'll make a journal from it.I enjoyed your envie too, keeping the postage stamps, and your snail mail image, for future use!
Comment: This journal page is over the moon! I love the beautiful blue colors! I love the way you framed the outer part of the page. So many neat layers! You never disappoint me! Thank you for the great swap and extras!
Comment: Oh Kristy I love this beautiful pocket! I love the image of the lady, the pretty bird and the lovely roses! That key that it over the top. I love how you sewed on it. And oh my gosh, so many wonderful goodies inside the pocket! I love it all! Your always a wonderful swap partner!
Comment: Hi Kristy,
Thank you very much for your beautiful life under water drawings matching the 3 beautiful bioluminescent stamps! :D thank you for the butterfly stickers, washi samples and the butterfly bookmark (We have the same taste, because I have the same butterflies bookmark set ;p)
Comment: Kristy, it is always such a joy to get mail from you! You have a knack for putting things together in such beautiful ways, a skill I can only hope to one day emulate. Opening this pocket letter was so much fun, from the amazing outside envelope all the way down to the tiny note in the tiny envelope on the paper clip! Thank you for putting so much effort into this - I appreciate every last bit. Best of luck on your garden this summer; as someone who kills even the hardiest of houseplants I’m impressed you’re even considering it!
Comment: WOW Kristy I love everything about this swap that you sent me. From the way you packaged it to how you displayed the lovely washi samples (love them all) even the little tag you made. Your handwriting is so neat~Thanks so much for everything and for hosting this fun swap too!
Comment: Wow Kristy! This is an incredible journal! I love looking at and learning about you! Cool techniques inside and lots of crafty happiness! Thank you so very much! Also love the paper you wrapped it into send me. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Ah, Kristy, I run out of superlatives! Thank you for creating this fun swap & then fulfilling it with such a marvelous selection of cards. The maxiicard from São Tomé and Príncipe (a country I didn't know existed) is enchanting; likewise the Cavallini butterflies (never met a Cavallini card I didn't like)! Love the dandelion ed. chart & the botanical illus. complete with a snake! The dreamy Hojo garden, spectacular Oahu wave, scary-funny hippo -- so many outstanding delights all so artfully packaged! Thank you so very much.
Comment: thank you so much loved my mini pocket and for my goodies. LOL I have a hard time finding pants they are all to long so I just wear heels a lot and we had to have my Harley lowered so my feet would be on the ground.
Comment: Thank you so much! A wonderful selection! Although I don’t think I could ever part with The Everly Brothers Postcard ❤️ (Sorry so late with rating, been out of state for a funeral and I’m sorting through lots of happy mail).
Comment: So much beauty in this small format...I love it all, dear Kristy! I just adore the use of Victorian scrap...every perfect detail says "Kristy made this"! Thank you for always being the best swap partner!
Comment: Beautiful!! As always! I love getting mail from you, I always know it's going to be amazing! I love the beautiful fairy with all the beautiful gems and flowers! Love the gorgeous colors! Love the touch of gold around the edges! Thank you for the sweet extras!
Comment: I love it, the flowers ARE lilies, which are one of my favorite flowers, especially the stargazer ones that are so sweet smelling. I also love the vintage image of the little girl and lambs. And many thanks for all the great tuck ins! Happy Spring!
Comment: Kristy, I wish I could give you a thousand hearts! ❤️ What a wonderful surprise this swap was. I loved loved loved the mini pocket letter - it’s the first I’ve received but they seem so fun to make. I’m so excited to try the teas you sent and adore the washi! Thank you for the lovely letter as well - your crafty penpals sound like so much fun and I’d love to swap with you. I’m super new to the YouTube craft scene so you might have to lead the way :)
Comment: Kristy this card is beyond gorgeous! I love the cool image you used along with the beautiful graphic 45 papers. Thank you for another amazing swap and the extras as well as the “Spring” poem. 💝💕💝💕💝💕💝💕
Comment: I don't think there's anything in the world cuter than a fawn (except maybe a kitten), and this one is especially adorable...thank you so much for always sending works of art that are too beautiful to put away! And oh my...those fantastic extras! I love every single thing you sent (ohhhh...the fairies1), and love that you are thinking of me and sending me healing vibes. You know how much I need those...I really don't feel like I'm facing this alone. I just love you, Kristy.
Comment: Darling darling darling!! Love the journal page you made my friend! That paper is so cute ! And that fork and knife is adorable!! I love getting packages from you! Thank you for the wonderful extras!
Comment: Oh my Kristy what an amazing selection. You sent such a variety, I love it all!!!! The little German Dresden images are so adorable as well as the cute cards with the quotes. Thank you so much for all the “Bird goodness.” I can’t wait to use everything.💕💕💕💕
Comment: Hi Kristy, I love the ATC! The layering is so harmonious and well done and the pink and green are perfectly balanced! I love how you always give me something to look at on the back ,too. The extras you sent are generous and beautiful. Thank you for this lovely swap. Sue
Comment: Kriisty! What a wonderful paper bag journal waiting when I returned from a trip! The Fairy paper is lucious...and SO many extras to stuff it with! I loved tghe flower and butterfly additions. Thank you for this delightful little art book.
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your favorite things with me. It looks like we like some of the same things. I used the tri fold notes to write my friends when I was a little girl. I can't even imagine 2000 rolls of washi. What do you store it in? I'm jealous! Those cat stamps are too cute. I need to get on eBay to find some vintage stamps. Basil is my absolute favorite herb. I love cooking with it. I love the smell of it too. Of course I love the cat postcards. This happy mail did bring a smile to my face. Thank you for hosting this fun swap. Many hearts! 💜
Comment: Kristy, oh, I had such fun opening that big map envelope! And you chose such terrific things to send to me, like those little animal cards and the whale washi tape. I love the St. Patrick's day pictures and stickers and the beautiful flower tag. the kitten pocket was a great idea! I'll have to try making some of those from some old children's books that I have. The postcard with the dwarfs and the funny-looking car with the princess sleeping in it cracked me up! This was a wonderfully fun swap to receive and I appreciate the effort you put into it! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you kristy, so many great choices on the scavenger hunt. Wouldn't have thought it but I LOVE the pig, he truly is cute. I have three different journal going right now so I think these will be used very quickly. Thanks again
Comment: Can you see the BIG SMILE on my face? :) Your washi notebooks are SO PRETTY; I can't stop looking at them. Your choices of butterfly and cat themes - you know me well ;). The envelope was pretty too and many thanks for sharing some of your new washi, although I thought you were going to try to abstain from buying it for awhile. LOL. I know how that goes sometimes. ;)
Comment: Wow! Love this! Thanks so much for a wonderful journal. Will make good use of it as I will use it to make notes for decorating my future condo. We finally got word we will be getting it back in just over a year. Such a long drawn out affair. We must do this again sometime!
Comment: Kristy, I just adore this little fox atc...so sweet! I love all the little fox-related images. This is going to be a fun series. Thank you so much for the lovely note on the pretty paper. I always appreciate reading your letters. Great swap!
Comment: (((Kristy!!))) Your beautiful envelope, gorgeous washi, perfect emphemera and stickers (LLLLAMMMMMASSSSSS/KITTIES/delicate little gals) and sweet note were perfection. Thank you so, so much for the envie of awesome and your sweet words. I love it all!
Comment: Thank you so much for the collection of lovely note cards, as well as the stickers and the lantern die cut. I especially love the guinea pig note card--I get a kick out of animals in human clothing (not just costumes). Lol.
Comment: What a cool Tim Holtz journal page Kristy! You used all my favorite Tim Holtz ephemera! I love the way you placed them and I really love the combination of the more typical, grungy TH style with the floral paper, roses, buttons and the cute little girl in her sweet ruffled dress. Really sweet! I love this very much! Thank you for this 4x4 and the great extras. I always love receiving your great art work.
Comment: Hi Kristy! I am so sorry for taking so long to rate this wonderful swap! Such a beautiful winter fairy Gothic arch! She is pretty and her deer is gorgeous! Love all the snowy crystal glitter and the blue gems. Really looks so magical! Love it! Thank you Kristy. Great extras too...thanks.
Comment: Oh, my! You sent so many absolutely wonderful postcards! And in 2 pretty envelopes -- so sorry you had to remail it. Truly love them all, I think the maxi card and floral owl (Ikea sells postcards??!!) are my favorites; also I had never seen an Inga Paltzer card so that was fun, too. Oh, even that fabulous string clasp washi you used, and wrapping the cards like the amazing gift that they are. A billion hearts, flowers and chocolates to you for being the Queen of Swappers!
Comment: This ATC! It's perfection in pink...it is perfectly pinkalicious! As always, I am inspired by your beautiful aesthetic, and excited and grateful for the lovely extras you included. I can't wait to use the gorgeous rubber stamps!
Comment: What a sweet surprise and a beautiful swap I received today!! Thank you so much for all the goodies, I love everything, I appreciate it all!! Can't believe you own so much washi!!! Must be nice!! Your packaging was just so perfect and so adorable!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome wide washi tapes! I haven't seen any of them. Cute leopard PC too and in answer to your question, "no, I didn't get washi for Christmas (from others), but yes, I did splurge and by myself some washi after Christmas with Christmas $." LOL
Comment: Thank you for fabulous stickers in a fun envelope! All great, I especially enjoy the sweet forest critters! Oh and those cacti terrariums are so unique with delightful detail. Then those sparkly flourishes! Well, I truly love them all. Thanks, too, for the nice page from Flow magazine!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Widow, Kristy! I enjoyed both those questions that we both answered and those that I didn't answer, as they gave me a fuller view of all that went on in this book. Some things, even once reminded about them, were things that I wasn't able to recall when answering the questions myself. Thanks again for sharing! â¤
Comment: I got this a while ago and thought that I had rated. I probably forgot to hit save. Anyway, I love all the variety. The packaging was fantastic. I love all the little baggies of punches. I use little punches probably because that is all I have too. They are great for a little something something on an atc. Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you put into this. Big hugs!
Comment: Kristy, the care you took with this beautiful package made me feel so special!! The envelope I took out of my mailbox was gorgeous, and then inside everything was so neatly packaged in individual envelopes, decorated with stickers! It was such a pleasure to unwrap everything! I love all the items you sent (so generous! ). I don't buy a lot of yellow either...and I don't know why! That collection of yellow washi is so sunny and cheerful. I think you may have the most beautiful handwriting I have ever seen!! Thank you so so much ðŸ’ŸðŸ˜Š
Comment: Hi Kristy!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the stickers you sent! You are so generous! The assortment is spectacular - they all make me smile in a different way...I see a lot of spring and happiness in them. And your envie ...LOVE! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap.
Comment: Hi Kristy! Your airmail triptych is awesome! I love all the images you used and the way you collaged them all together just works perfectly. Like you, this ended up being a bit more complicated than I thought it would be but it was a fun swap - it's always fun to try something different. Love the extras you sent as well - I have a whole pot full of postage stamps that I love to use so am happy to add those to my stash! Cheers! Laurie
Comment: Kristy I love this sweet pocket book you made. So many neat things to look at! Love all the wonderful cute tuck in! I always love getting envies from you! Thank you for being a wonderful swap partner!
Comment: Such a lovely ATC...and I laughed right out loud when I read that your mixed media creations never really look "mixed media" to you. I have the same issue! What is it with us? Why is this such a difficult concept? I'll be working this over in my mind for the rest of the evening. Thank you also for the great extras...ooh, that spectacular rhinestone chain...
Comment: Thank you very much, from decorated envelope to what I found inside. What a nice holiday! San Francisco trip and visit with your daughter. I enjoyed hearing about it. Thanks also for recipe I shall try and pretty stickers. Happy NewYear!
Comment: Love love love everything you sent!! I canâ€™t chose a favorite!! Thank you SO much!!! Iâ€™m over the moon for the old playing card with the scarecrow on it! And the tissue! And the ribbon! And everything!! â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Comment: What a cute little 'zine! Thank you!! I am vegetarian-ish. I don't eat mammals. That means fish and poultry only. But, I do have to have my milk, eggs and cheese, so I don't know what to call my diet. LOL! .. Great goals!
Comment: I must say that this is one of my favourite postcard swaps! Thank you so much for the generous extras, and for the beautiful and thoughtful selection of cards you sent, in the fantastically decorated envie. Your sharing of your thoughts and the various cards, along with your gorgeous handwriting, made me go through the lot over and over!! The Aunties card really resonated with a past experience, just Great. I wish you and your family Happy Holidays!! and all the Best in 2018 - Be Well!!! Diane
Response: Thank you, Diane, for your kind words and lovely rating. I'm so happy the cards I sent pleased you. Thanks, also, for all the comments about extras/handwriting/envelope. I really enjoy making each swap special for the receiver and I'm so glad this one was special for you. Hopefully we will swap together in the new year.
Comment: I love your flip book so much!! So many little goodies tucked away, it was fun to explore all of the extra flips and flaps and surprises. Wow, thank you so much!! Merry Christmas to you.
Response: I'm so glad you're pleased with the flipbook! I just love making these, don't you? I really treasured creating it for you and love that you love it! Thank you so much for your kind words and the fantastic rating!
Comment: Thanks for journal to send on ! Love map paper you sent it in and all the beautiful stamps , i am going to try to save it and send it on in next round so other will enjoy for it too !
Thank you !
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the wonderful rating, Mary! I'm so glad you enjoyed the journal and have fun using the stamps! I added plenty so you should take plenty! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Comment: WOW! I really LOVE the rolls, not samples, you sent - one for each of all your suggested choices, plus the two extra Christmas tapes too. Thank you, thank you for making it a super fabulous happy mail day, or rather mail week! :)
Response: Beth, I'm so happy you're happy! And thank you so much for the pic of Coo sniffing the kitty-scented envelope! Hope you had fun at your church event and that you're having fun playing with your new washi rolls! Look for a Christmas parcel soon!
Comment: Absolutely LOVE every bit of this swap!!! Thank you so much!! I know I will love finding some place in my journals to use these! <3<3<3
Response: I love when I've made someone happy! I have so many, many papers and I love to share. Thank you so much for your kind words and, of course, the little red heart. Hope to swap together again soon~
Comment: Hi Kristy, Thank you so very much for such an amazing package of happy mail! Yes, I do love Washi and you sent me so many cool rolls! Wow! Thank you so much, wish I could give more hearts. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: Oh, Amy, I'm so happy to have sent you something you love. Washi is my passion and I'm glad to share. Thank you for the lovely rating and your kind words!
Comment: Oh! What a sweet and so very thoughtful package. Always love handmade envies. Fun stamps! But Nancy??? That is giggly fun. Thank you so much!
Response: Hi Sheri! I'm so glad you loved your package and that it (a la Clint Eastwood), 'made your day.' ;+) Nancy! I know, right!? I had a whole big set--all hardcover--and read them over and over. Thanks for being a fun partner ;+)
Comment: Love, love your journal. I find new stuff each time I look at it. <3,<3
Response: Dee, I LOVED making the journal! Typically, I'm an awful procrastinator but I started the journal early and had a ball making it! Thank you for your kind words; I'm so happy to have made YOU happy!
Comment: Wow! Thanks so much for everything! I love it all - paperclips, pix of wildlife, the gift tags, the cards, washi, and ephemera. I love, love,love the moose post card! And those are some of the prettiest stickers I've ever seen! You deserve ten hearts!Thanks again and Happy Swapping! Jen
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I LOVE swaps like this! I'm so happy you enjoyed everything I put together for you.
Comment: Hi Kristy! Your BBB ATC is awesome! I love all the Tim Holtz Christmas stuff and recognize some of it here. The bling really goes well with the kind of old fashioned tone of his things. And the cardinals are great! Thanks for a great swap and for some really fun extras! Cheers, Laurie
Response: I love all the TH Christmas stuff, too! If I could have found a way to add one of those resin deers, I would have! Thanks so much for the wonderful rating and all your kind words--you're such a wonderful partner!
Comment: Dear Kristy, thank you so much for my beautiful & useful paper, the October Afternoon paper it's great and the angels & fairies are awesome. Thank you also for all the stickers, I'm going to be busy this December creating my journals. Happy Thanksgiving my dear, may blessings surround your home & family.
Comment: Great job on the card! I like the pink and aqua together. I messed up once making mine! I love card-making, and I have accumulated so many rubber stamps, dies, and embellishments like washi tape! I just bought 4 new tubes of Christmas washi tape this weekend!
Response: Well, I'm glad my card passes muster with an actual accomplished card maker! I'm a newbie at making cards but am really liking it! 4 tubes of washi! haha! I think I might be your 3rd sister!
Comment: So glad I got this blue & yellow card, one of my favorite color combos. beautiful as usual & the extras are wow also! Thank you for hosting
Response: Thank you, Sandra! I'm so glad you love that color combo--I do, too. Those colors always look Scandinavian to me. Thank you for the kind words and wonderful rating. Hope you're enjoying the warmer weather in Ohio this month!
Comment: THANK YOU Kristy! I love the collage ðŸ˜„ Thanks so much for doing a vintage theme, I liked that you collaged outside the lines, I wondered if it was allowed to have something sticking out of the 4x4 size. Thanks again.
Yes the prayer flag was a bit of a wrench thrown in, but it's good to have a challange
Comment: Thanks for the beautifully wrapped PCs in the cactus paper! And thank you for your generous selection of four postcards! All beautiful nature but my favorites are the snowed-in barn! And the seaside flowers!
Comment: Thank you for the most wonderful mail art. Starting with the envelope: just gorgeous, from the postage stamp to the airmail stripes and washi. And the zine is delightful, especially the hand drawn mailbox, Pony Express little-known-fact, and the pretty mail gals. The mail box pin-up is terrific! The extras are so cute and are going straight into one of my art journals. Thanks again for a Great Mail Day.
Comment: Thank you so much for the AMAZING paper you sent me, and all the little extras. I live in an area where I have not been able to really collect things like this. It is TRULY appreciated and well loved!
Comment: KRISTY, KRISTY, KRISTY!!!! OMG! These are awesome! Every. Last. One. Of. Them! Itâ€™s hard to pick a favorite, the raccoons are adorable, the cactus, I really like this one, the terreiums are so cool and the fish kites, too! Thank you for being so generous with your tapes! You have me beat on amount of rolls. How do you store yours? I love the idea of sending samples to grand daughter. Think I will do the same ( but not these! ðŸ˜)!
Response: haha! I can hear you saying this! I'm so glad to have sent you something that made you so happy, Deb. I loved the ones I sent you, too. . . if you ever want to do a private trade, just let me know!
Comment: Kristy I love the beautiful tag you made! So many great things to look at! I love all the neat fall images, music sheet, and book pages! The gold and brown leaves are beautiful! Love the gems at the top and the cut of the bottom of the tag! Another great swap, thank you dear!
Comment: Kristy, What a GoodMailDay I had when I opened your envelope! You are so generous. I can't even pick a favorite piece of ephemera! I really love the bridge tallies and old checks, though. And the postage stamps! (squeal!). I love it all! Thanks so much! XO
Comment: Hi Kristy! Your inchie project is just beautiful. Before I even read your note, it made me think of Delft tiles - so simple and elegant. And thank you for the goodies you sent as well! Cheers, Laurie
Comment: Wonderful cards -- as always from you. Thank you for the African animals -- have been missing my African home lately. Hoping to go to see my Goddaughter in Tanzania and best friend in Morocco this Spring.
Comment: What a great selection of "K" PCs! The one I like best is the little girl flying a kite --- oh those were the carefree days of childhood fun! Thanks again and it was so good to find you at my mailbox ~~ happy swapping.
Comment: Daaarlingggggg!! I love the Asian Flair you used! I never would have thought of that! The colors are beautiful and the coin under the first button is so neat! Oh and the beautiful geams on her hair is so perfectly placed! Thank you for the great extras and swap!
Comment: Hi Kristy, The ATC you made is really beautiful!!! I loved the paper lanterns you added and the line of gemstones was really lovely. Your work always looks so "finished". The extras you sent are both tasteful and generous. And all of it in such a pretty card. Thank you for this really nice package. Sue
Comment: Yowza Batgirl, where do I begin? Love the tiny bonus cards, and your cheery note. The FLOW sketchbook is fabulous and one I don't have, so thanks for that. I thought the very best part of this swap must surely be the paper you used to make my envelope, which I carefully dissected so I could check it out and save it. But I was mistaken. When I opened the second handmade envelope filled with postcards I surely swooned! So many! So unique! Each one a treasure!! No idea where you found such a collection but I can't possibly share a single one. In fact I suspect I'm going to create a journal to showcase them and keep them all to myself forever. I am simply in awe of the magic you were able to create and share through the mail. SIMPLY IN AWE!! Thanks ever so much. You've made my week...possibly my year!
Response: That's so nice ;+) I'm so happy you're happy! I THINK I used a bookpage from a BIG book of maps for kids. I found it at Half Price Books and picked it up because the pages are so big I can use them for packages! Thank you for all your kind words and, of course . . . the heart ;+)
Comment: Wow, just wow!!! First, what a beautiful deer envie, and I LOVE every one of the samples you sent!! The blues are so elegant and the colorful ones are so much fun!! And then the extra wide one, oh my goodness!! Where did you get that one?? I love it so much. I don't think I could have picked for myself washi tapes that I liked better. Thanks for making my day! I can't wait to use them!! :) ðŸ’›ðŸ’›ðŸ’›ðŸ’›ðŸ’›
Response: You are so kind! I have many wide tapes--let me know if you'd like another few samples!
Comment: Thanks so much Kristyâ£â£ The card is fantastic and just my style! I love the extras you sent, especially that little tiny envie and file folder. Can't wait to use them!
We've had a few days of Fall like weather, but today is back up in the low 80's. I'm ready for my cool weather and bon fires. We have an outdoor event this coming weekend. We're going to a Revolutionary War reenactment. They have it every year with lots of period vendors for crafts and food. They make homemade chicken and dumplings outside plus Fried pies, kettle corn in a big black kettle, ham and beans, and so much more. Its really a great time. Hopefully it will be cool and dry! Take care. â˜º
Comment: WOW Kristy! You have some really great ephemera pieces, thank you so much for sending them! <3 <3 <3 Do you mail from some sort of army base? Asking because it has a cool stamp that reads 'American heart we're fighting for you' or something like that, its half rubbed off. :)
Response: Hmmm...no army base and whatever stamp it was it was not put there by my local post office--we're solid suburbanites! I'm so glad you love the older pieces--I have been collecting for some time and have lots of vintage items.
Comment: Just WOW!
Amazing halloween envelope! Good job! I love the spiders on the back.
And thank you so much for the super cute stickers and butterfly postcards, never seen something like that before that's why I'm so..... Wow-ed LoL XD
Comment: I Love the ATC you made (and I wouldn't want it any other way)!!That neat image of the lady gardening with the tall sunflowers, so darling! I love the butterfly coming off the top! Another great ATC by you in my collection! Thank you for the great extras!
Comment: hahaha! omg my favorite item was that pc, that poor bunny!! lol! cool origami animal stickers too!! i feel like I will need more of these!! thanks you so much for ALL the amzing items I loved everything!!
Comment: IÂ´m so happy to receive your art as it is always so beautiful and well-thought and this card makes no exception :)! Thank you for the lovely and neatly made card and the extra bits and pieces. Love those math-cards, never seen them before...
Comment: It is always so great to find you at my mailbox and I always know you've selected fantastic PCs!! Thanks so much for many "F" PCs - I always enjoy trying to come up with all of the topics or at least most of them too. Happy swapping ~~
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Autumn Mail Art Envelope! I love the foxes and the leaves you used!!! And thanks for the awesome goodies inside! Those elephant stickers are adorable and the Envies are beautiful and I love the clips! Thank you so much!
Comment: I loved hearing these bits about your life and enjoyed the pretty cards! I don't have any grandkids yet but I sure like seeing and interacting with all the kids in their costumes at Disneyland for our Halloween season and parties! That ballet shoe postcard is so beautiful and reminds me of my favorite live performance ever: The Nutcracker at the Lincoln Center in NYC. I remember the moment that I realized I and most around me were all leaning forward, on the edge of our seats! And I love that sketch of Lombard Street -- oh, San Francisco is an exciting city! Such a pretty envelope and notecard, too - thanks for another wonderful swap!
Comment: Hi Kristy, Thank you for the pretty ATC. I love the young girl amid the glittery leaves and the golden border is perfect. The extras are so The whole package was so nicely done and it all made me very happy. Swap hugs! Sue
Comment: Wonderful, beautiful as usual! Love all the little pictures pulled together in one little journal page! Great little note tag and such glorious trims and little ephemera enclosed-always a pleasure to swap with you! Happy Fall!
Comment: Wish I could give you 2 hearts. This was such a special package. The front of the pocket with the dimensional objects is so fun. I can't thank you enough for all the goodies you had stuffed inside.
Comment: i so love the journal and the extra effort that you put into it. Thanks so much for the extras. We use the YMCA to swim as well and are going to see the movie IT tomorrow! thanks again for the wonderful journal you sent my way! happy Autumn!
Comment: WOW!! I love the key chain! Thanks. Maryland has seen a mild summer. We didn't even turn on the air conditioner. Enjoy your Christmas vacation in CA. certainly will be different weather than OH.
Comment: Thank you so much Kristy for the darling Halloween pinup...she is so cute. I love the way you do your collage work on these small atc cards...so many cute little images all put together in such the cutest way, then the added lace, flower just tops it off. Love the little mouse cutout. Thank you so much.
Comment: Kristy, I was so excited to receive your package decorated so cute. What an absolutely darling Halloween Flipbook...I love it so much! So much fun to look through these little books at all the awesome art work, images and the little surprise tuck-ins. I love all of the great Halloween colors and patterns. Such a great little book...I love it so very much! Thank you!
Comment: Ah, Kristy...you have no idea (actually, I think you DO have an idea!) how happy I am to begin swapping once again. This is the most adorable little flip book...my adult niece handled it reverently, looking at each and every page and tuck-in, and was astonished at the detail and the thought behind each. She discovered things that I'd missed, and I was able to point out a few things that she missed! It is...incredible. Thank you for always being the very best swap partner!
Comment: LOVE the darling library card and pocket you made. As always your work is amazing. I really like how you stapled the ribbon onto the little tags. And all the cute little birds on it is perfect! Thank you for the great extras and swap! Your one of my favorite swap partners!
Comment: Such a gorgeous vintage birdcage atc...both of them! (left you a message about this) They each are so perfect in their own way.Darling images and embellishments. The little stamped image on each one is so pretty. You deserve LOTS of 5s and hearts for these two beauties. Thank you also for the great extras.
Comment: Kristy, thank you so much for the lovely blue collage atc. So many beautiful blue images and shades of blue, and of course you are the best at collage work. Love the pretty little blue bird so much!
Comment: Cute, cute, cute! I love this darling beach atc. I love the image of the mom and her little girl in their little red bathing suits...so cute. Love all the other little touches which makes this card so sweet. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for a lovely card and extras! it is always a pleasure to swap with you. Kind of funny but I have not seen many petunias but my Dad used to have at least 6 hummingbirds fighting over the feeders. He had to set up 3 differently situated ones so the little ones would not battle. They may be small but they are feisty!
Comment: Your design skills are perfection ... love the image of the gorgeous Liz and the peachy roses..'the signature ... wow ... you are so good! Love this card ... the extras and the note made this a great swap thanks very much!
Comment: This beautifully created atc took my breath away that image of her on that bird ... the blue paper strip the angles images ... this is so lovely and me to "the walnut shell". I was such a fairy tale reader ... thank you so much.., ps those extras were wonderful ...ty again
Comment: Hello Kristy -- thanks for the cards in the fabulous envelope! what cool paper. You were very generous to send extras -- and so many great ones. It's hard to pick a favorite -- the sleeping seal, the skiff, the gorgeous Chrysler building, Olympic Park, GIANT LEECHES (haha). thanks again! I hope you're enjoying the summer. (I'm next door in PA; it hasn't been too bad this year re: hazy/hot/humid.) Best, al
Comment: Thanks so much for the VJP and all the extras. You were able to include so many memories in your page. My elementary school looked quite a bit like the one pictured. Thanks for hosting these swaps. They are among my favorites. The pen nib adds such a special touch.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely envelope of goodies. I adore the tags and am looking forward to using the stamps and the washi! I hope your painting class goes well, I definitely have no talent for drawing or painting but I love seeing what people can create. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
Comment: So nice to see you in my mailbox! Of course-I love the Marie card-such lovely little details and trinkets! And thanks for the extra "kit"-such sweet things and beautiful papers-thanks for sharing!
Comment: Kristy, this flipbook is absolutely wonderful! All those little special things tucked in...the gold key diamonds are exquisite! And your little extra pack, wow. So cooridinated I want to go make an ATC NOW for no good reason. Thank you!
Response: Hi Nancy! I had to laugh when you said you wanted to go make an ATC now for no good reason! haha . . . I do that whenever I watch a tutorial on youtube--it's like I can't do it fast enough. Thank you for brightening my day with your wonderful rating and comment!
Comment: Kristy, thank you so much for the great desert journal page...really great images of middle eastern desert scenes. I love the cute camel with the red bling and the cactus. Great vintage feel...love it. thank you for the extras too.
Comment: Wow! This is a beautiful perfume atc...I love it! Love the images representing the perfume and the red/gold background paper. The bows and the bling just take it over the top. Thank you so much for such an awesome card and for the great extras.
Comment: Simply stunning! So many details that I'll be finding something new every time I look at this page...which will be often. And the palms on the back? I am counting on those "fortunes" to come true: that fate will be kind to me, and that a happy meeting will come to pass. Thank you for all the beauty you've sent my way, and for your incredible generosity. I treasure you!
Comment: Another beauty from my best Swapbot friend! Even the little texty butterflies are perfectly placed...your work is unmistakable and always lovely. Thank you for being the most wonderful swap partner and friend!
Comment: As always ... gorgeous... another of your beautiful images love the wings! The Japanese postage stamp went perfectly with this dreamy card... your negative space worked very nicely ... thank you for my beautiful atc and the great extras!
Comment: !!!another award winning atc from k.r.!!! Every element so beautifully placed,finished and chosen...the embossed bike .. great ! Love the "feel" of this card .. thanks as well for the very cool extras.. lucky me!
Comment: You've done it again: turned my stressful day around with a delightful envelope just filled with utterly amazing postcards, each perfectly chosen for me! How I wish I could draw like those artists from Urban Sketching; and oh, that regal giraffe, full of attitude! And my first Richard Scarry postcards ~ oh, those adorable Chicken Little characters! Then I got to Spottie Dottie -- what memories of a Spottie Dottie birthday party for my daughter Her little brother always got toted along to the Hello Kitty store so he discovered Keroppi the Frog! I will send them those cards and they will love them (and then return them to me for my collection!!!) All the cards are wonderful and no duplicates of what I have! Thank you SOOOOO much, wonderful YOU!
Comment: SQUEAL mail! This is PERFECT. You always send such generous and thoughtful and profile-driven swaps. Nancy Drew! Yes!! Super fun washi and all packaged so sweetly. Always a pleasure -- swap with you anytime! Thank you!
Comment: Wow! Thanks for all the great postcards! The "Mushroom" on is so stinking awesome! I, too, sent a bunch of extras to my partner...it was fun finding as many to fit the themes as possible. Great swap, hope to see round 2!
Comment: Kristy, how I love this darling Hula girl journal page. As usual I am in awe of your collage work and all the sweet little details. Love the pretty hibiscus flowers and the sparkly palm tree just takes it to the top! Love the tiny specks of "sand" at the base of the tree. Thank you for the great piece of art and for the nice extras. Would love to know where you get the little string of rhinestones...I love them!
Comment: The watercolor is beautiful but I have to say I wish you wouldn't have taped over it because I ruined the painting when I pulled some of the tape off. It's such a soft, pretty and delicate watercolor, you did a wonderful job on it!
Response: I'm so glad you like it and sorry I taped over it ;+( I didn't expect you to want to keep it.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful journal page. The lace and jewels really make it as special as the cute little girl. I love the little note card too.
I had misiplaced some of the swaps I received thus the late rate. Sorry.
Comment: WOW!! another pretty from you! I love LOVE getting collage journal pages from you. You're the BEST at them!! you inspire me to be better at collage work! I love the images you used, nature it my favorite too! That Bee paper is so sweet! everything on it is so sweet, I can go on and on!! I just love it, did I mention that yet?!?! Thank you for the beautiful extras, cant wait to use them!
Comment: What a wonderful atc! Love those photo booth pics. They are hilarious. Really fun atc. Thank you for a great swap and the wonderful extras. Always a gift to see what I will find when I open one of your envelopes.
Comment: I vote this "atc of the year"! Gorgeous image wonderful stamp great background and that colorful perfect for this card butterfly! Lucky me...loved the extras !!!!! Those little brown butterflies ... I just used my last one.. probably originally from you.... such an amazing swap... thanks so much
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful journal page. It has so many details to take in. Love it.
Butterflies are one of the favorite subjects for my art.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I love to include butterflies (and birds!) into nearly all my designs so I thought they deserved to take center stage this time. Thank you for your kind words and the great rating!
Comment: Beautiful journal page! I admire your collage work so much...I wish I could do collage half as good as you! This journal page is no exception. Love all the great layers and images that make this so great. Thank you.
Comment: Wow! "Just gorgeous" is all I've got to say!!! The background is just beautiful and the pink lace and little blue bird are so sweet! Everything about this card is wonderful. Thank you Kristy...I love it!
Comment: Kristy, what a sweet little atc card! So pretty! I love the cut out frame. The little fairy girls are darling and the roses are beautiful. The little fairy inchie is just precious! This is one of my favorites. I just adore your beautiful work! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling Betty Page atc! She is so sexy-pretty with her bling necklace and red lips. Love the pink polka dots and the rose. The little bit of tattoo "flash" is perfect! Love it!
Comment: My goodness - I feel like I hit the postcard jackpot!!! Thank you so much for ALL the fantastic PCs -- you really out did yourself this time. I wish I could say I have a favorite but alas that is not the case as there are so many that would rate that. Thanks again and I wish I could give you more hearts ~~
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! The cactus stickers you sent me are amazing, and I love the little succulent postcard you wrote your note on! Please drop me your address so I can send you thank you mail!
Comment: Kristy, thank you so very much for all of the wonderful things you sent! The stamps, stickers, postcards, and most of all the lovely letter. I love the story about your great aunts, and Clearwater beach is beautiful! I always thought it would be fun to live in a lighthouse too lol! Thanks again, your mail made my day!
Comment: Many, many thanks for the stunning, wonderful things you sent - we may have to re-name the swap ECSTATIC flat mail, happy does not go far enough, happy July!! Sending you a private message, too ...
Comment: Kristy darling, I don't know why this is such a late rating...I remember receiving this beauty, and "ooh-ing" and "aah-ing" over it...and then I put it down on my craft table (BIG mistake) and somehow never rated! Inexcusable! Let me say that each page of this tiny book contains the most delightful images, hidden places, and special treats. It is wonderful, and has your artistic signature all over it. With each swap, you teach me something new...another of your gifts!
Comment: Those stamps on your envelope are so wonderful, haven't seen them before.Looked at them for a long time. But that was nothing. I was gasping for air when I looked inside your lovely envelope. Thereal flower stickers are truly the most perfect thing I have ever receiced. I am gonna keep them all to my self. The notecard, the other stickers, perfect,perfect,perfect. Thank you so much.
Comment: Oh my. . . what wonderful PCs you sent for this swap -- they are all just fantastic!! I especially like the flower quilt - how beautiful it must be in person! Thanks again so much for the wonderful PCs. . . have a happy 4th!!
Comment: Kristy, I joined this group primarily for the opportunity to join some of your swaps & the chance of having you as a partner & I'm so glad I did! Only you could spell SUMMER with such a unique & delicious assortment of cards. Thank you for delving into your amazing collection & choosing such a special assortment for me. Big hugs & Happy 4th.
Comment: Am always stoked to see happy mail from you, because even if it's not my style, you put some effort into it and that makes me the most happy. Thank you for going above and beyond and for the ATC and stickers and other paper bits!
Comment: Very nice note pads and cacti sticky notes. This one came the very next day (the USA swap arrived friday and this on Saturday)---you were wondering if would arrive the same day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July. Thanks for being a great swapper.
Comment: What an awesome surprise to get one of my favorite sets of stamps on one of the FDC you sent to me for this swap! Thank you so much for all of those as well as the stickers...those are perfect for the postcard swaps I'm in!
Comment: No worries on being late. It astounds me that some women refuse to take life in account. It seems they'll take advantage of every opportunity to hurt another person.
Anyway, despite your eye condition, your card is wonderful. And, i thought it was funny about your husbands big hands and the use of a MAGNIFYING CLASS;)
Comment: Wow! Thank you for such a great swap! Loved the note, squealed when I saw the kitty coin purse, smiled when I saw the magazine (I can't wait to sit down with it), and of course, love the kitty stickers. Thank you so very much!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful surprises and the nice note! :) And I completely agree about The Dark Tower movie. My family may not even allow me to see it - I would be screaming at the movie the whole time! haha I've read through and listened to the series SO many times, know it fairly backward and forward - little obsession, I guess. ha! We are currently listening to "Hearts in Atlantis" by King together at dinner - one of my husband's favorite books - and I get giddy at all the parallels to Dark Tower! haha! Ok, ok.... deep breath!
Thanks again for the wonderful surprises. :)
Response: Is 'Hearts in Atlantis' the one with the "low men in yellow coats?" That phrase ALWAYS stuck with me--I found it so creepy! Have you read Joe Hill's, 'Heart-Shaped Box?' Hill is King's son and it's a fantastic read.
Comment: I know isabellasnow is a lovely artist name, but to me you are Miss Swap-Bot 2017, the reigning Queen of Swaps! This is the best swap I have received all year, dear Kristy! That wonderful washi and cute panda, your sweet address label and faux postage of the toad stools made the envelope delightful. Then the beautifully wrapped post cards -- oh, my! So many top quality cards perfectly chosen for my interests -- thank you so, so much. I have been wanting to see some cards from The Art of Urban Sketching and they are gorgeous! (I know I could buy myself sets of cards but I treasure the thrill of receiving them as surprises in swaps! Serendipity!) I love the Disney cards and don't have them; such pretty maxi cards & 2 Cavallini's -- all new to my collection! Darling mini-postcard of the candy trailer as a classy swap card. Ahh, I just keep looking through your cards again and again and smiling.
Response: Dear Shirley, you make me blush! I'm so happy to have pleased you with the cards I chose. I love to find 'matches' within my stash. Thank you for your lovely comments and for always being such a wonderful swap partner!
Comment: RTR (real time rating)...LoL: I haven't even opened the envie & I'm wowed...I'm always in awe with large stickers, I have no idea why & the yoga pig! Thank you! Really hoping this thing isn't easily destroyed, as you taped it up good and the only way I see to get in is to just cut into it. Thank you for the extra layer of paper, sliced right through it! Can never have too much paper. Don't think I've mentioned how freakin' AWESOME you are! I'm way too stoked about all this. I just broke out my passport TN from storage, yesterday! Talk about perfect timing. Thank you for ALL the greatness!!!
Response: I'm so happy you are pleased with my choices for you! I must tell you that your profile wishes inspired me to purchase a travelers notebook for myself! Thank you for your kind words and the wonderful rating; can't wait to swap together again!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Youthberry is one of my favorite teas as well â™¥
PS Have you tried Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom Tea Blend? Delish!
Response: I have not yet tried that one! It's good to have another tea to try . . do they carry it at Starbucks? That's where I purchase my Youthberry. I will have to check TODAY! Thank you for the kind words and lovely rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for this wonderful swap, Kristy, it was a pleasure to receive! I too collect postcards, notecards and stickers, and yes, I do like the ones you chose for me :) I especially like the two postcards, they make great additions to my collection! Thanks for decorating the envelope too, it's so pretty! Happy swapping :) Margarita xo
Comment: Kristy, thank you very much for this envelope full of spring and even with a touch of summer (cute ice-cream stamp) I like everything, especially the card :) Second swap from you even more lovely than the first, and I'm so glad to get these washi again, I love them. And thank you very much for creating this swap)
Comment: Thank you for such a cute journal.love the thought you put into it. I hope you had fun with this swap. Sorry it took a while to get to rate you. Son's HS graduation party planning got in the way. Take Care Kristy!!
Comment: I love everything you sent starting with the lovely envelope and the postcard and stickers and washi tape. Thank you so much for spoiling me. The kitty in the postcard looks just like one I had as a kid. She was named Baby Doll and she liked to eat the bar of Lava soap if you left it out. LOL! My kitty I have now "Sugar" eats rubber bands. Go figure!
Comment: All I can say is WowWeeeeeeeeeeee. I dont have most of those postcards. Its a postcard wind fall! Best part they smell like candy. Or am I just dreaming? lol Gee, Kristy thank you soooooooo much! I love your little rabbit card and the pretty envie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hearts and hugs!!!
Comment: WOWZA! I love absolutely everything you sent - everything is so unusual, fun and inspiring! Thank you so very much. I love your note and how you call jammies "jambeaux." I might have to steal that!
Comment: Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for such a special swap! I loved every card and every extra. I really appreciate you taking the time to make this one so nice, even though you had already done it :) I was blown away - thank you!!
Comment: Kristy, thank you so much for the darling Robert Best gothic arch...I love it! I like the way it is a Honey Barbie...so bright and cheery...love the colors! I love the wonderful extras, thank you Kristy for another great swap.
Comment: Oh Kristy, it's simply beautiful! I am so loving the variety of gorgeous paper napkins we have at our disposal...they are the ultimate decoupage "tool", aren't they? Every time I look at this page, I see something new...it's your trademark! Thank you for always sending such beautiful things.
Comment: Kristy darling, I wish I could give you 100 hearts! This is an astonishingly beautiful flip book, a complete joy to behold. The treasures in the pockets are lovely and I have plans for each and every one of them...and the pages themselves...I'll be looking and finding new things for weeks! So far, my favorite part is the treasure chest with all the jewels! Remember...even though you see ONE heart, it's really (at least) 100 of them!
Comment: OH MY....these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Each one is a piece of art with all the wonderful embellishments you used not to mention the lovely images, I love them. I can't believe how much beauty you put into each of these "little moos." Thank you so much Kristy I always love and admire your art! ðŸ’–
Comment: Kristy ~ I always feel like I've hit the jackpot when I seen an envie from you in my mailbox! The PCs you selected for this scavenger hunt are just fantastic - I love them all. . . and thanks too for the extras you sent. Thanks again so very much - you are an awesome partner!
Comment: Kristy ~~ Another wonderful envie of PCs from you for this swap -- I don't know how you do it but you always seem, to select the most wonderful PCs. . . how lucky I am when I see you are my partner :-) Thanks again for the wonderful selection of PCs ~~
Comment: It is always such a joy to see you at my mailbox - you always outdo yourself with each envie I receive from you. Thank you so much for the great PCs you sent for this swap. . . I wish I could say I have a favorite but it is just too difficult to pick one. The polar bear PC, however, will be sent to my son - he's collected polar bear 'stuff' since he was 8 years old (he's not 47) and I always send him polar bear PCs I receive. Thanks again for the great PCs ~~
Comment: Kristy, you deserve the Nobel prize for postcard swapping! I'm dancing around in delight at the treasures you found for me. I can't thank you enough for coming up with a Ken Brown card, an Upside Down Heads card, Man Ray's tearful eyes, a Nick Bantock image and more & more & more! I love them all, but you know which one I keep going back to? That hysterical spaghetti western cowboy! It really tickles my funny bone and I needed a good laugh today. You're a gem! Big hugs and many thanks.
Comment: I received you mail on a cool rainy day. We may get 3-6 inches of rain this week-end! Wow-what a way to brighten my day. The selection of bright cheery buttons and pretty Dresden trim will be put to good use. Thanks for a great swap!!!ðŸ‘
Comment: Oh my goodness. I LOVE these postcards!! Do you know where you got them? They are fabulous!! I actually just bought these owl stickers recently, I love them so much. Thank you, thank you, this was a wonderful swap!!
Comment: My gosh Kristy you really went way overboard with your resend -- I'd give you lots of hearts if I could!! Thank you so much for the wonderful PCs -- they are all so great that I can't even begin to pick a favorite -- they all are!! Yes I do like almost any type of PC so guess I'm easy in that respect but I just enjoy so much seeing what mu partners choose and I've never been disappointed. Thanks again so very much for your wonderful re-send ~~
Comment: Oh Dear thank you so much the PL is just so cute, I am afraid to open it to get the goodies out. I am leaving it all in tact. I Love love love the stamping book you sent me, I can use it for my herbs, I was looking to buy one, but the one you sent will be of great use to me right now, and knowing that it was a gift from you, makes it even more special to me. I will have yours in the mail on Monday. Thank you and a million hearts to you and a million stars
Comment: Thank you so much - your swaps are always so thoughtful!!! I love every postcard you chose for me. They are awesome! Your envelopes, stamps and packaging are always so pretty too. My mailbox and I are very happy!!! xoxo
Comment: This journal page is just so beautiful! I love how you made the bee! And all the pieces of the collage just work together so nicely! Thank you so very much! Love the stamped rabbit on the envie, too!
Comment: Oh boy I'm one lucky gal!!! I love the tag you made! Me and my mom keep looking at it. Gorgeous!! I love when I get your art! Thank you for being a wonderful swap partner and for the wonderful extras!
Comment: Thank you so very much Kirsty for such a very beautifully made Gothic Arch. I just love the dragonflies and how you designed this card. You are such an inspiration.
Thank you also for the extra dragonflies and other extras. Always love receiving from you.
Hope you have had a lovely Easter â¤ï¸ðŸ°
Comment: Of course you have created a miniature work of art as usual...such a creative mind you have ...your sense of composition and choice of elements just wonderful...lucky me once again...love the bees image purple flowers... well everything... I do appreciate your extras..I always seem to use them! Thanks for all
Comment: Kristy, thank you so much for the lovely atc card. As usual gorgeous work and details. I've always loved fashion illustrations, and the bronze leaf is so pretty (thank you for the sample...can't wait to use it). Wow, I would give you another heart for the fantastically beautiful vellum envelope...so pretty! Love the wonderful extras. Another great swap from you that did make me very happy!
Comment: First of all...the envelope itself is a work of art! Princess Grace...the loveliest of ladies, and you showcased her natural beauty perfectly. And then...the wonderful extras! Kristy, those metallic leaf papers are to die for! And the sweet little verdigris dragonflies are to die for...thank you so much for a completely satisfying swap envelope!
Comment: Thank you for all of the wonderful bird goodies! I really love the washi tape. I haven't seen that one before...so pretty. You would love the scrub jays around here. Easy to call them to you and they will take peanuts if you offer them.
Comment: Kristy, I want to give you a separate heart for every item you sent and the envelope itself, it's such a HAPPY MAIL! ðŸ˜Š Special thanks for washi, they are adorable and the cutest giraffe stickers, some of which became decorations for my and my family's phones :)
Blessings and have a wonderful April! â¤â¤â¤
Comment: These are beautiful, and you included extra! I love the lighthouse, and have already addressed Alice and Mephistopheles to friends they are PERFECT for. The page wrapping looks like interesting reading. Thank you!
Comment: I wish I could give you many many hearts! Thank you so much for the awesome Happy Mail-I love all my dog goodies! High Tension is so good! I haven't seen Venom, though-I'll have to check it out! Thank you!
Comment: Kristy, I feel like I died and went to postcard heaven! Once again you've blown me away with all the wonderful & thoughtfully chosen cards you sent. I could comment on every one of them, but this would easily become an essay. The Ken Brown card - be still my heart! The poignant Mongolian hands - sigh. The frolicking flappers with harps - love 'em! Adelaide Herman & her Hindoo magic - where DO you find these wonders? The Ada Lovelace card invoked deja vu. I recently read the book " Women in Science: 50 Fearless Women who Changed the World" & photocopied this very illustration! Thank you for making "I want you to be Happy Day" a reality. I treasure the connection we have. BTW, Darjeeling is also my favorite tea and my middle name is Leigh!
Comment: Oh, my gosh, Kristy! I wish I could give you 3 hearts for the wonderful swap you sent me! I love, Love, LOVE all the postcards! Thank you so much! And even extra ones and some stickers! I'm blown away! ðŸ’šðŸ’šðŸ’šðŸ’šðŸ’š
Comment: What an awesome ATC! Really captured the vintage look as well as the "Indian feel" on this beautiful card. The little turquoise beads and the way you strung them onto the card is really special. Thank you for such a great swap. Love this one!
Comment: Kristy, I love, love, love this beautiful altered cd! Please do not think about doing another one because this one is just perfect, everything about it is just so lovely. I love all the paper layers of flowers, leaves and ephemera. The pretty pink lace roses around the edge and the gems take it over the top. This will be hanging on my display wall rack in my craft room so I can always see it. Thank you so much for such a beautiful piece of art.
Comment: Holy smokes! Each page of this flip book contains treasures...the beautiful birds, butterflies, and flowers are treasures, and then there are the fabulous goodies in the pockets! Kristy, this is astounding. I will use this flip book as my go-to...my "gold standard" of flip books! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Comment: Kristy, it's hard to find the words to express how much I love this journal page...it is exquisite. I also am mad for the image of the beautiful vintage lady with a bird...she is everything I imagine when I think of a vintage lady. Thank you for always sending your very best!
Comment: Omg!! That was fun, lovely, sweet!! Thank you SOOOO much for THIS great envelope!! Loved both sets (huge variety and uniqueness) and you really made my day and a great laught with the ''B-B-I-I-R-R-D-D''.... â™¥â™¥
Thank you for a great swap!!!
Comment: I love the ATC you created for me! It is a beautiful inspiration work of art. I loved that you distressed the edges with embossing powder. I'm going to have to lift that idea! Thank you for the extras too, they are delightful!
Comment: OH WOW!!!! This is georgeous Kristy, I love, love, love everything about this card. I love all the layers, the fancy trim with bling, the cake looks absolutely delish, real enough to eat. I am so glad you had this swap because I couldn't resist purchasing this paper as well. Thank you for all the gold paper which I am so loving right now. The beautiful trim is just perfect for those vintage ATC's as well as the roses and bling. I also appreciate how beautifully you decorate the envelopes, you have the cutest washi I have ever seen. Thanks again for another amazing swap!ðŸ˜ŠðŸ’–ðŸŒŸðŸ‘ðŸ†’ðŸ’•â¤ï¸
Comment: Wow, your swap got here quick :)
I fell in love with this beautiful badger notecard and it earned you a heart right away! Loved the butterflies as well, and the capitol building. The effect of reflections in the water is great!
I did not realize we were supposed to spell our own username, but reading it again I think you are right and I have done it wrong haha :)
Comment: I love everything you sent. Turtles, post its, bicycles! Where did you find that washi, I neeeed a roll. Thank you so much for all of these nice profile goodies. You went above and beyond hand picking stuff for me.
Comment: Thank you - for always sending me the coolest, most perfect postcards!!! And the dog note cards!!!! I love that book and had no idea there were cards! Ha ha ha soooo cute! Have a wonderful trip and I'm sure we will swap soon again!!!! Thanks a lot! xo
Comment: Kristy, first of all, I want to apologize for taking so long to rate. I love this BEAUTIFULL mermaid ATC...WOW...just gorgeous! So many wonderful things about this card...the colors, the glitter, the 3 dimensional embellishments. She is so pretty and her fish is great. I enjoy looking at this little work of art so much. In fact, it is sitting on my little craft table display stand. Thank you, thank you for the great extras. Always so great to receive a swap from you Kristy!
Comment: Hi Kristy ~ Thank you so much for the PCs you sent for this swap -- they are all great. I do love the 'aunties' one and I am certain they are getting swap-bot mail :-) I really enjoy the Nouvelles Images PCs - they are always so interesting, and the Fotofolio PC is definitely an interesting one. The stickers are beautiful and I will certainly use them on my swap-bot mail - so spring which is on its way. Thanks again for the great PCs and sticker sheet. . . hope to see you in future swaps ~~
Comment: Thank you so much for the very pretty card :)! It has such great colours and all the nice details and the picture itself is so vintage. Great work! Thank you also for all the bits and pieces, those metallic corners are soooo beautiful!
Comment: Now, this makes me giggle! I know you made and sent this to me before my accident, but you will understand why those enormous, cone-shaped bra cups have special significance to me at the moment! Yes...come stand by me and I will put out your eye (but really only on the right side)! I LOVE THIS ADORABLE ATC!
Comment: Oh so romantical and beautiful...your trademarks! LOVE the postcard charm, and this pretty blonde surrounded by pink roses makes this very special indeed. Thank you for always sending such lovely and intricate pieces of art, my dear friend!
Comment: Kristy, this is such an exceptionally beautiful heart...the gold bird charms are so adorable, and add the perfect finishing touch to this beautiful creation. I love everything you make, but this...well, this is very special!
Comment: Kristy this journal page (like all the others) is amazing. I love all the elements on it! It's so beautiful and I can't stop looking at it. The colors are amazing as well. That you for the wonderful tuck-ins, I can't wait to use them!
Comment: Oh my gosh - I Love that washi tape you used on the pretty decorated envelope... Mt. Fuji? Whatever - I Love it ! - Of course, I salvaged it ! and... Thank you So much for the most Fabulous postcards. What a great swap you sent. Love your handwriting, too. Thanks for a wonderful swap. Wishing you a magical swap day.
Comment: its not just the images you use which are just about perfect...its the way you put it all together that makes your art so amazing...what an eye you have for design and effect...thank you for this card and the wonderful as always extras...I am always so excited to see what i'll get from you as a partner
Comment: You always send such amazing cards! And so many extras this time - you are the best! My favorite is the nouvelles images card of the silver cup of hot chocolate, but each postcard is quite, quite lovely. That Anderson Design Group card of Las Vegas is so hip; and the Still Life of oranges is extraordinary! You did some very clever interpretations of the senses :) and you matched so many of my profile favorites, too. What a fantastic scavenger hunt you created! Thank you! (And a bright and happy handmade envelope as always!)
Comment: Oh la la! I wish I could give this atc a 100 hearts. You always create the most amazing and intricate delights. There is so much detail and so many layers. It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much dear Kristy. I love it!
Comment: Oh! My! Best swap I have ever received! And in a gorgeous envelope sealed with a cute Valentine hedgehog even! You so generously sent me top quality cards that all fit my favorite profile interests! Plus extras! Can't begin to pick a favorite - the fabulous rose and Ukranian owl maxi cards, my first Inge Look card!!! TWO Anderson Group cards, a sparkly Cavallini, sweet kid's book illustration and lovely ballerina! I don't have any of these and I truly treasure each one. Thank you - and 1000 hearts to you if I could.
Comment: Hi Kristy and I love love love your simple collage journal page! It's just beautiful! Very soft color palette (which is my favorite) and all the different elements you used work perfectly together. And the lacy trim at the top and the lady's jewels just finish it all off perfectly. Thank you for a beautiful swap and for some really beautiful extra goodies as well! Cheers, Laurie
Comment: WOWZA! Thank you SO much for the cool happy mail! Love the paper it was wrapped up in! The cards are neat, your note was sweet, and I haven't seen that candy bar... how could I not? It looks like it will be my new favorite! Thank you so much!
Response: Awww,, Lucy, I love sending to you! We're just 2 crazy old cat ladies living miles apart!
Comment: Oh,Kristy! She is beautiful from the top of her head-the wonderful "jewelry"-and the amazing collection of ribbons! Know one would ever know this was your first ribbon doll! I'm actually going to hand her in my bedroom as she fits the style in there-Love It! Thanks for making her for me and sending along a starter ATC kit! Love Love the envelope you made to send it in!
Comment: Oh wow, thank you for this swap!!! Of course the packaging was beautiful, and all the postcards were swoon-worthy!!!!! You are too generous! I love the David Bowie portrait!! Cake, wolves, cat,dog.... everything!!!! Thank you tons!!!!!! xo
Comment: Love getting swaps from you, Kristy! Always so cute and fun! I love the vintage images you have used and all the goodies - woohoo! I can certainly use the items for St. Pat's Day - I never seem to have enough! Thank you so much! (No big plans for Valentine's Day - hopefully flowers and maybe chocolates - if not I'll buy my own!!)
Comment: Absolutely darling! I just adore all the little details on this card...really, really cute Kristy...I truly love it and appreciate all the intricate and detailed elements to this card. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely Mother Mary atc. Again, a very special little work of art from you, which is always such a pleasure to receive. I am fortunate to get you as my swap partner often lately so I can be the recipient of such beautiful art work. Thank you so much Kristy!
Comment: This is such a gorgeous atc! I just can't stop staring at it...such a beauty! I appreciate so much all the intricate work you put into her lovely jeweled hair. This has got
to be the most beautiful atc that I have received. I will definitely be displaying it my craft room. Thank you Kristy...I really love it.
Comment: Oh Kristy, what a delightful assortment of cards! Thank you for all of them! I tried to pick a favorite and I couldn't . I have a feeling that these will be in my "specials" selections and may not go out right away. Whenever I look for a notecard, I browse thru and enjoy those specials! Thank you so much! Very niceðŸ˜€
Comment: Loved your bowling atc. What a great image. She is a bit more Peppy than we were on our league at the university. We were having fun, but some of those people were serious. I loved the composition of your little art piece. Thank you for a great swap. It is always a pleasure to receive your work.
Comment: I fell in love with this beauty on Flickr, and now she is MINE! Kristy, everything you touch turns to beauty...I always know how lucky I am when you are my swap partner. Let's never stop doing this, okay? Heart, heart, HEART!!!
Comment: Kristy, Thank you for the awesome cards. I love them! And, you even sent extra. Hope you are feeling better. So far I have avoided all of the illness going through our family--strep throat, viruses and bronchitis. I'm ready for spring NOW but have a feeling it will be awhile. It is sleeting right now. Take care!
Comment: Kristy, what a sweet, sweet 3 elements atc. This one has got to be one of my favorites. Just darling! Love every little precious detail (and there are a lot of little details!). The little blue bird images that you used are so sweet. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you also for the super extras...love them.
Comment: The Dolls of Many Lands ATC you made is so darling. I love the map you placed in the background and that cute ribbon. I love that you did Germany because Iâ€™m part German on my dadâ€™s side. I made a Native American one because I have a small amount of that from my mamaâ€™s side, so it was neat to make one and receive one of each. Thank you for the wonderful extras, that paper is so pretty! Happy new years!
Comment: Oh my Kristy, what a lovely pocket letter all about your birds...I, too, am a bird watcher..I have a feeder right outside my sliding glass door. I have enjoyed feeding them for the past 7 years, and always look forward to Spring when they come back( from wherever they went!!)
I love all the wonderful goodies that you took the time to fill the pockets with...magnet, washi, pics, cards..Thank you so much.
I was also one of your fans of the Postcard Scavenger Hunts..I always waited to see when you would have another one on the list..But, I recently decided not to do postcards anymore and sold my big collection to Simcoe54 in Canada. I am into more papercrafts now.. at my age, I needed something more to keep my mind with creativity. Thanks for being my partner!!!!!
Comment: Kristy, as usual you have perfectly captured the essence of Christmas with the sweetest animals imaginable. I can't stop looking...there's just so much to see on each page! You've outdone yourself, and I love each page so much.
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the gorgeous post cards - I'm going to definitely hoard 4 of them and maybe someday be able to share the other 3 - thank you!!!! Hope you are having a Happy Holidays to you as well, darla
Comment: Hello my friend, What a beautiful gift you sent to me, thank you! From the inside to the outside and made with blues and pinks, friends favorite colors. â™¡ Really enjoy non traditional colors as well and the images you used, you know I love them! As always, enjoyed your note and so happy to trade with you again. Merry Christmas!
Comment: This tag is beautiful beyond words can describe, I love it. I have it hanging right in front of my craft table. Iâ€™m always in awe when I get a package from you, even the envelope is to die for! Thank you for the wonderful tag and extras! I love those pink stars.
Comment: Oh Kristy, how you spoil me. The mini pocket letter is really cute but the goodies you sent made me feel like today was Christmas. You are by far the most generous lady I know. Thank you, thank you for a great swap and for all the hosting you have done. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Wish I could give you a hundred hearts!
Comment: Kristy, this is the most precious little angel atc! I also adore these sweet vinatage illustrations from the 40s and 50s...so sweet! I have it displayed on the window sill right in front of my craft table so I can enjoy it every time I am crafting (which is all the time!!!). Thank you also for the great extras...love it!
Comment: I was squealing when I opened this, LOL!!! That dapper poodle is sooo cute!! Also love the pin-up!!! Amazing!! Twin Towers, moose, wolf, gorgeous turtle, Chinese zodiac, and the dog balancing on a thumb!!! Whoa!! Love love love them ALL, thank you so very much. You always spoil me so!!!! Thanks so much for joining my swap!!!! Happy mail day for me! : D
Comment: So much to love here, as well! The color scheme is to die for; the sweet white deer might be the sweetest I've ever seen; and your embellishments are simply amazing. Thank you for sending such wonderful works of art, dear Kristy!
Comment: Oh Kristy...I can't think of good enough words to describe my pleasure in these twinchies! Adorable, darling, super sweet...and so much more! I love your dimensional work, and (like you) I am extremely fond of the 1950's era illustrations. Just know that I adore this trio! (And the pack of extras you sent deserve a few hearts of their own!)
Comment: Hi Kristy! Your sweet envie just arrived with beautiful little handmade note, amazingly embellished ATC, and thoughtful goodies enclosed! You are always a wonderful swap partner and it's a pleasure to receive your thoughtful packets. Thank you! xo
Comment: Yowza Batgirl! Love, love, love it all. Didn't own a single tape you sent, nor have I even seen them. Where in the world did you find them? They're so wide and such detailed patterns. Crazy wild about them all!!
Response: Howdy do! I buy most of my washi (on the cheap) through aliexpress.com Everything (or nearly) comes from China, shipping is free! I've been ordering from them for nearly 2 years and not once has a package gotten lost. You just have to wait 2-3 weeks for delivery. Just got 4 new rolls today! Thanks for the lovely rating ;+)
Comment: Kristy ~ Thank you so much for ALL the PCs for this swap -- I love them all! The Eskimo is wonderful but I also love the V-J Day one - I'm so partial to military guys :-) Thanks again for so many great PCs ~~
Comment: Wow Kristy, you have sent me treasure for Christmas! Spectacular mail art, I love the look of glistening snow, the snowy owl, and gorgeous Santa in glitter snow attire with white winter snow animals. Love all you sent to me for the swap. Your card I am putting up on display in my apt. Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: My first altered bingo card, this is georgeous! I love the images you used, snowmen has always been a favorite of mine. Thank you so much, this card will definitely be displayed for the holidays! ðŸŽ„â›„ï¸ðŸ’–
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note and all of the wonderful extras! I appreciate what you said about not stopping the creation of art. That's true. We should always keep trying! Thank you also for the tip about aliexpress for the washi. Take care! :)
Comment: Hi Kristy, took me a bit to work out which ATC you were sending me lol. (You had wrong title on it). Anyway it is very pretty love the butterflies. Just my colours. Thank you as well for the sweet extras. If we don't catch up again before Christmas, I hope you and your family have a truly wonderful time. Will you have snow? I would love to have just one White Christmas.
Comment: Hi Kristy! Thanks for the very fun layered and textured ATC! I love how you stitched the paper and lace right onto it. I have zero needle-arts skills, so I find that very impressive. :) Thanks for the packet of goodies as well! Happy November. :)
Comment: Such a pretty pocket letter! I love the tiny things I found inside. And I love your themes. I considered nature and books for mine, too (went with water, autumn, and sewing instead). Thanks for hosting a fun swap!
Response: Oh, I forgot about autumn! By the time the brutal heat of summer is over autumn is like a balm for the soul! Thank you for your kind words; I'm so glad you enjoyed the PL.
Comment: Hi Kristy!! Hope you had a great trip to SF!! It's on my list - my husband loves it there. The card is adorable!!! I do have 2 white poodles - a toy and a mini!! I miss the Papyrus store that used to be at Polaris, and I stock up when I go anywhere there's a store!! I loooove the Hawaii postcards! I am thrilled to get the Aulani one!!! We were just in Hawaii last month but I didn't have time to go check the hotel out. Thanks so much - it's always so nice to find you in my mailbox!!!! xoxo
Comment: Kristy, oh my gosh...what a darling little set of bird twinchies. I absolutely love the way you hung them...so sweet. Love the chunky glitter and all the dainty little bird images. Really nice swap. I love the great extras also...thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for not 3 but 7!! beautiful animal postcards!! The owl and the b/w cat photo are my favourites :) I would love to give you more than 1 heart for these, haha.
I also liked the cute panda sticky notes you used!
Comment: Where did you get all the amazing monsters you put on the envelope? And the bat stickers and etc stayed on the envelope. I would have placed a bet that they would have come off in the mail. Thanks so much for making this swap special, like you always do
Comment: Once again Kirsty you have created the most beautiful ATC. I just love all the detail you have put into it.
Yes Summer is on the way, though pretty cool here today, we are expecting a very hot weekend.
Halloween is not very big here. But there seems to be a few things in the stores this year.
Thanks again for a great swap â¤ï¸ðŸ’œâ¤ï¸ðŸ’œ
Comment: Kristy, wow is my first impression. The neat map envelope was fun to find in my box. The witchy looking pictures are great. I am always using journal cards for lists, and notes for swaps. The postcards are unique and very cool. Thank you! I wish I could give out stars and multiple hearts.
Comment: I love the "witch" ace of spades! She makes a very good witch and I like all the spiders as well. You always do a wonderful job Kristy I am so proud to have this in my collection. Thank you for the witch pictures, they are just too cute! I love the ribbon and goodies too. Thank you so much! ðŸ˜ŠðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•
Comment: Oh my GOSH! Kristy! You did an amazing job on this album. I am completely blown away. I absolutely love the little story about all of the characters in the scrapbook. It made me laugh several times. And all of the spooky images you used!!! I especially liked the pictures that changed as you looked at them from different angles but my absolute favorite was the little sailor skeleton boy. How adorable! Where did you get that image. I also LOVE the scrapbook within the scrapbook and how you sewed the pages together. I really want to learn some basic sewing this year. Oh and the heart charm!!! I love everything. My mother was fascinated by it as well. This definitely one of my favorite swaps I have ever received. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity with me! <3<3<3
Comment: You certainly outdid yourself with the PCs you sent --- fantastic selection! I like them all but especially the cow - how cute - and the children's outdoor exercise class. . . I remember outdoor exercise classes in elementary school! Thanks again for an outstanding selection for this swap ~~
Comment: Terrific cards! My absolute favorite is Snow White, but wow I love The Postman book, lightning strike and Alaska map card, too! Really they are all quality, very lovely cards so thank you very much. Fun postage, too!
Comment: WOW, Kristy! What a great card and for that and the decorated envie and the fantastic things inside, you really deserve about three hearts. I am thrilled with all the great goodies you sent! Thank you very, very much!!!!
Comment: Oh Kristy, I loved how you did your presentation for O-HI-O. I loved the fun facts and really enjoyed the little booklet you put together. It made me a little sad because I didn't do anything near as cute as this. You deserve many AAAAAAA's. God Bless and happy swapping.......=0)
PS: I loved the magnet and key ring, I hadn't opened them when I first rated you so I wanted to say thank you......=)
Comment: I just LOVE the altered library card you created for me. The little felt black cat on the back is the cutest! I also love all the goodies tucked inside. Thank you so much Kristy! Receiving a swap from you is always such a treat! :-)! :-)! :-)
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! Of course, I knew it would be...everything you make is full of gorgeousity. Thank you for the tons of great extras...I love the rubber stamps, and can't WAIT to add the Venice cross stitch to my rotation list! xoxo, dear friend.
Comment: What a awesome halloween package, everything from the envelope to the way it was packaged was special. The library card is so adorable, I love how you wrote on the library card and had Witch Hazel check out a book. Love all the adorable inserts. The little card you made was so cute. It coming to my mom's address was right, I just moved up to Oregon and I'm living with my parents. AND my craft table is next to hers... So. Much. Fun!
Comment: I love the sweet old sisters! I knew I would...I am so happy that you used this adorable image for my ATC...you are just the best, dear Kristy! So many lovely extras, too...I am so spoiled by you!
Comment: I love it. What a beautiful Halloween inspired pocket and card. And then you stuffed it with things that I will use. How sweet of you. Thank you for a fantastic swap. It is so much fun unwrapping your creations. Thank you for hosting a great swap and furnishing the pockets. You are a Sweetheart. All the ones I received were wonderful.
Comment: Oh my, what wonderful PCs you sent!! I love them all. I really couldn't pick a favorite. . . but the one with the two kids playing in the water from the hydrant on a hot day in NYC is just wonderful --- their smiles are just priceless. Thanks so very much for such a wonderful selection ~~
Comment: Kristy: Your Halloween journal pages are fantastic! I love them both - cute images, great embellishments, wonderful backgrounds. Thanks so much - they really are just fab! And I love the tags you made me too - the spiderweb corner punch is great. Thanks and cheers! Laurie
Comment: Kristy, thank you so much for the lovely witch atc...she is awesome and I love her! I love all the little details from her jewels, her cute hat and the spider...love it! Thank you so much also for the great extras. P.S. Thank you also for the library cards...can't wait to decorate them.
Comment: I am absolutely delighted with my beautiful ornament you made me, thank you so much. You did an amazing one for you first, it is my first as well and I hope my partner will like hers as much as I love mine.
Comment: Hi Kristy! Thank you so much for the great Thank you for the great Halloween tag! Mine will go out to you this weekend. I thought you might enjoy knowing one of those ghosts was in the plan for mine (I love them!!!), so I am planning to change it up. Your tag is perfect for me!!! ðŸ˜Š Thank you too for the extras. Patricia
Comment: How can I say...j'adore, mon amie, j'adore! (I don't really speak French, and have no idea if that is even grammatically correct, but the sentiment is exactly right! Thank you for always sending me envelopes full of beauty, dear Kristy!
Comment: What a neat idea! Kitties in art ðŸ˜» What's not to love!! I love how you decorate your envelope. When I opened it up, I was so careful with the envelope seal, I thought it was super adorable!! So when I found that you had included some extra I may have squeeked a little out of excitement!!
I really enjoyed reading everything you wrote too :) thank you for sharing. ðŸ’œâ¤ï¸ðŸ’›ðŸ’™ðŸ’š
Comment: Oh my, I need more hearts for you! This swap is amazing! Love the stamps, 10!, and your artistamps are so cool! Also, the little package with vintage ephemera makes me so happy! Thank you very much, you made my day/week!
Comment: Hi Kristy! Thank you for the beautiful sun and moon VJP pages! Love how you interpreted both and you have so many great elements incorporated into each one. And your mailing envelope was great - hated to have to cut it open! Thanks for the extras and for a great swap. Cheers! Laurie
Comment: LOVED your swap, thanks so much, really pretty envelope, opened it VERY carefully and thanks for the cards -- the big one of the famous girl with a jug with kitty face instead sure got me laughing!!!ðŸ±
Comment: You take such care with every detail.. Maybe it's the art teacher in me but your design and color sense is really good... Love the levels, those amazing blue stars and background ...everything the extras are so very special. The cloth strip!! I just used some of the last one and it made the atc! Many thanks and hearts
Comment: Love the ATC - it has a kind of luxury retro French Riviera feel to it. The note card is just so special - map-like background, tiny pebbles and your beautiful handwriting! And thank you also for the lovely little extras - this swap was very pretty and a delight to receive!
Comment: Love what you made me! I remember that pose of Yul Brynner's (one of my fave actors from "the day"). Great match-up with James Dean's pose on the stamp. Thanks for the extra's and nice stamps on the envie, too. :)
Comment: Double Wow! Kristy, I am happily overwhelmed by all that you sent. My favorite from this group is the Touristy one: Alaska with the Humpback breaching. :-) Thank you so, so much for sharing! And in such a neat homemade envelope, too! I love the map! :-)
Comment: Wow, Kristy, six postcards?! I love them all! That penguin one with the elephant seals is especially fascinating. And I love the envelope you made to send them. Such a clever idea to use a map! :-)
Comment: Always such beautiful envelopes and presentation!! You've spoiled me once again with perfect, gorgeous postcards! I can't stop looking at them!!!! : ) The dogs dressed for Halloween is adorable!!!!!!! Love them all! Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Aren't the Mexican calendar ladies gorgeous? The beautiful bright colors, their lovely jewelry, the flowers...so much to love! And I do...I love it very much! Thank you for being such a wonderful swap partner, dear Kristy!
Comment: Oh, the sweetness of these pages! I adore the lushness of your work...layers upon layers, everything meshing beautifully, with impeccable attention to detail. I guess that's another way of saying "you rock"! Thank you for such beautiful journal pages, and for the lovely extras, too. (I think those birds are indeed storks!)
Comment: I adore the Poe atc you created for me. The quote you used is one of favorites from him. . . There are so many good ones. The way you arranged the flowers and the cross make it seem like a tiny grave stone and the dresden and the leaf!!! I just LOVE it! Also thank you for the stamps and the tags. I am working on a haunted house project and that stamp is going to eork perfectly. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap dear Isabella! :-) :-) :-)
Comment: Thank you my oh-so-generous friend! Your lavish assortment of cards is an exceptional treat. Each one is a gem, but I'm most especially drawn to the camel maxi-card & the breathtaking photo of those other-worldly flowers on the volcanic sand of Sulawesi. Love your decorated envie & will likely steal the pachyderm post idea! Thanks for the extra stamp stickers & most of all your enclosed letter to which I'll respond separately.
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful note and tea. Sorry you missed your fair due to too much heat. It has been in the high 50's here. We are down to 2 days of drinkable water. A combination of the lodges leaving their water just run and a few dry years. The water guys are working to rig a temporary system where they can use water out of the creek, and re-route that to the water treatment plant. We are catching all rain water for now, to flush the toilets. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Hi Kristy! Thank you so much for the wonderful Monday Happy Mail! I love everything about your Postal Stamps PL and the goodies will come in handy! You did have me smiling! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi Kristy! I too, love this series, and your ATC is wonderful! Such a pretty image and your layering of fabrics and paper and stitching work so well with her pretty face. Thanks for the extras as well and for a great swap! Cheers - Laurie
Comment: I am one luck girl to have this in my collection! I love everything about it. It's gorgeous! I love all the beautiful colors. I want to visit India one day. Thank you for the beautiful tag and all the great extras!
Comment: You are amazing! Wonderful ATC of course.. Loved the ads and the "typist". And "my type" how clever...just the perfect touch... But I must also comment on that card ...it is a treasure.. Titian Peale must have been an interesting man. Thank you for that and those really nice stars.. Always excited to open a card from ms isabellasnow
Comment: Kristy Thanks so much for the wonderfully decorated envie full of note cards, vintage sunflowers, owl tags and a hand painted sunflower!!! Plus more! Was such a fun envie of surprises all beautifully presented! Wish I could give you more stars!!!!
Comment: Hi Kristy! I just love this frog-pickle ATC you sent--so whimsical and charming with the library card, and such a great sense of depth and dimension! Thanks for always being such a fab swap partner. :)
Comment: Oh Kristy...how I love this bee atc card! Love, love it! I really love bees, and this card is such a lovely presentation of all things bees. So beautiful...I love every little bit of buzzing goodness. The cute little black flower on a pin is so cute. I really love bees...my name (Debbie) means "the bee" and because I was such a sassy little child (so I was told, lol!) my nickname became "queen bee". This cute little bee card will be one that I keep out on display! Thank you Kristy.
Comment: Such wonderful postcards that suit me perfectly! The prettiest lighthouse card ever, a gorgeous, sparkly Cavallini card, The 3 Little Pigs!!! - and extras, too. I am going to save the lovely owl and thrush cards for my husband's Christmas stocking because he is an avid birder and on board of local Audubon Society. Pretty envelope, too! Thanks, Kristy -- your swaps are always a delight!
Comment: Ah, my dear friend...such a beautiful ATC, with your special elements (more than 3!) and a beautiful image of Mother Mary. I guess technically I am Catholic, since I converted when I married The Sicilian...but over the years I've developed my own faith, which doesn't have much to do with church. I have an entire Pinterest board full of Mary images...I always feel more grounded and peaceful after looking at these images. This sweet ATC touches my heart on so many levels...you are just the best!
Comment: Beautiful, Kristy! I love the sweet children's faces and their adorable pets! I have just started my collection of journal pages and these are so amazing! Thank you so much and extra thanks for the sweet extras!
Comment: Caio! Great cover .. I actually tried to open it it looked like a real mag the way you placed it! I see you used your signature color... Loved the corners the filigree on the cover and all the other elements.., that coat! I think I saw Audrey Hepburn wear one in a film!! Those extras!!! The clocks and the antique ribbon... Amazing and thank you so much!!
Comment: Thank you again for sending such a beautiful swap! I can't pick a favorite, but I do really love the dear/deer envie seals! I also love the new forever stamps, I saw them online but it's the first I've seen someone use them! Stay cool, it's in the 100s over here!
Comment: Dear Kristy, Not one but two beautiful works of art from you today! And I love them both! I have done the same thing you did: made an ATC for a Gothic Arch swap then either had to remake it or cut it into the arch shape if possible. I even sent one in the regular ATC shape to a swap partner once because I liked how it turned out. So these are both just fantastic. Thank you so much for another really great, great swap! Cheers, Laurie
Comment: Kristy!!! I almost fell over when I opened your gorgeous parcel. They bird tissue paper is beautiful and you spoiled me big time. I can't believe it!!! Everything is just amazing, and you are so generous. Wow!!!!! Can't thank you enough. I really, really appreciate it. xoxo
Response: You're so welcome! Glad you loved everything.
Comment: Kristy, these are so darling...thank you so much, I love them. It is always a pleasure to receive swaps from you, and I am always so tickled to have such cuties in my twinchie collection. Thank you also for all the wonderful extras.
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful postcards and the exras. I did not have any of them. Love the Zoo - I need to add it to my profile. The tri-fold postcard was great. I have lots to add to my collection.
Comment: Hi Kristy I received my envelopes and loved them. They were some of the best handmade envelopes that I have received since starting with Swap Bot. Thanks also for the lovely extras you included. Hope we swap again sometime. Pat
Comment: Kristy, what a fab violet card! So many nice details, and the pop of yellow is a PERFECT accent. Thank you too for the thoughtful extras--they are pretty cool and I will enjoy thinking of how I will use them in future projects. :) Great swap, as always!
Comment: This is so beautiful, Kristy! The bird tea card is so perfect for atcs (thank you for the extra ones - I may just hoard them!) and the flower stamps work nicely with your design! You are so very talented, love receiving your art! Thank you so very much, my friend!
Comment: Ooh, your rosy Irish lass is sooooo glorious! This one is on my inspiration board...not putting it away for awhile...it's beautiful! I went in a different direction, and used "America" and some patriotic singing children...this swap theme has to come back again and again.
Comment: Dear Kristy, This swap was so different and so fun! Your puzzle pieces are exquisite! The colors, images, embellishments all go together so beautifully. It's obvious that you put a lot of time and thought into these. Thank you so much, and thanks too for the fun extras! Cheers! Laurie
Comment: This June bride is beautiful and so is your work! I love everything about it. That background paper is gorgeous and that trim with the gems on it is so beautiful and neat! Where did you find it? Thank you for the kit!
Comment: The card is wonderful! You picked a very cute sailor, and since I served in the Navy, I have a particular fondness toward them (and married one). lol The octopus embossing adds the extra touch that makes it complete. :) Thanks much for the card and extra's. Love anything TH and that playing card is lovely.
Comment: Kristy ~ Thank you so much for the wonderful PCs - I love them all! The two dog ones - the one with the goggles and the one pulling down the shorts -- are just too funny. Hopper is one of my favorite artists and I have done some research on him -- he was introverted but was someone who liked to take a common moment in time of people which gave off an isolationist vibe - I think that's what makes me like his work so much because we've all had those moments in our lives. He also did some lovely 'cape cod' pieces. Thanks again for the great PCs and we'll see you again at the mailbox in the future ~~
Comment: How is it possible to fit so many fabulous "ingredients" onto such a small format? And yet, you succeed...time after time. I think this may be my favorite Gothic arch ATC so far...stunning in every way!
Comment: Every time you visit my mailbox is a happy time for me, dear Kristy! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fantastical carnival pages...oh, how I love this format! And your "sender's choice" is astonishingly lovely. I'm running out of accolades! Each one is sincere...from the bottom of my heart...you are just a wonderful swap partner (and friend)!
Comment: WOW!!!!! Kristy this binder card is beautiful, I absolutely love this! The images are wonderful, I love all the pink trim on the ends with the gold ribbon and gold accents. The pretty flowers are so lovely along with the pearl beads. I know I have said it before but your art work is just georgeous and it inspires me so much. Your unique style and techniques are some of the best I have seen and it's such a privilege to have some of your pieces. I think it's so cool that you took ballet as a child. It really shows on your card your love for the ballet. Thank you so much for the beautiful extras, I can't wait to use all this georgeousness. You certainly brought more than a smile to me you made my week. Many hearts for you my friend! ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•
Response: Kim, you make me blush! Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you love your BTC; Donetta came up with the best idea for the theme! It's always a pleasure swapping together--either way ;+)
Comment: Thanks for a fun assortment of postcards and for generously sending 5 for G and 5 for H. I really like how you presented them in the pretty wrap of art paper! My very favorites are the darling vintage Christmas postcard, the Mother Goose alphabet card, and Monet's Garden, since I love FranceI I always like to read profiles of both who I send to and receive from: wow, you have 20 boxes of cards!!!! (I have gone from 1/2 a box to 1 box to trade and 1 box of keepers, and I thought that was a lot -- I am in awe of you!)
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely swap!! I love that you did all eight things, I did that too. That makes it such a neat challenge. Your envelope was lovely and the inspiration kit apprciated. Always look forward to seeing what you send.
Comment: Wow! I wish I could give you more hearts! Thank you so much for all the extra PCs! I LOVED all of them! I visited San Francisco several times as a child and my husband grew up in the bay area. We both have fond memories of it. Thank you again! Hope you're having a great week!
Comment: Thanks very much for the great cards and the extras! You made such cool choices! I was delighted when I saw you had joined this swap.
I owe you a letter and hope to get something put together soon. Thanks for hanging in there with me! Have a wonderful week.
Comment: Beautiful, Quality swap from start to finish! You make great envelopes! Thanks for the little goodies also. I Love the file folder envie you sent in. The tape/stamp deco....so cute! Wonderful attention to detail! = )
Comment: Dear Kristy - I got my wonderful purple, bling-y elephant ATC today and love it! He's a most handsome fellow and I love how you put him together with the other elements to make such a pleasing piece of art. And despite what your note says about ""no extras included", you somehow managed to include some fun things - the SF postcards are really nice and I love the other goodies you tucked in. Thanks for a great swap! Laurie
Comment: Ah, Miss Kristy...such a beautiful, ethereal ATC. Of course I see the details (all 6 of them!): the gothic arch shape, blue background and flowers, the pretty bird, a vintage photo of the sweetest little girl EVER, and the metal ruler charm. Good job, you! Everything you make is beautiful, and this one is as well...not only that, but the fab extras you sent along are thoughtful and perfect for my crafting style. xoxo!
Comment: I made mine much different but I love how yours turned out ! Loved the paper you used and how you packaged everything up :) thank you for the extras and I love the faux postage on the envelope. Great swapping! Thank you!
Comment: What a great swap! Wish I could give you more hearts as you went above and beyond what was called for.! hank you so very much.
Loved the postcards!! All from my profile!. They are great additions to my collection. Your homemade envies ate great and quite pretty. Love the stickers and the seals. Both sets of owls are adorable! and always can use the Washi tape. Loved the way you dressed everything up and made it like a gift. Thank you again. Happy Swapping Ann
Comment: Kristy, another great swap! The twinchies are so cute...I really love them...they are so much fun. Love all the great little embellishments and the sayings are so comical. ..really cute. Thank you for the lovely extras too!
Comment: Kristy, thank you so much for the awesome atc...very pretty! I love the clever way you displayed the clock in her hair and I love the beautiful blue background...very simplistic but beautiful at the same time. The pleated paper for her dress is wonderful. Thank you so much for the nice swap.
Comment: Kristy, what a perfect carnation pink ATC with wonderful details! That spangled tulle is magnificent and you used it so beautifully. And the extras you so generously sent are absolutely fantastic. Many thanks!
Comment: Thank you so very much my friend for such a beautiful card once again. I just love how you put everything together. You are my inspiration indeed.
Thank you also for the lovely extras, you are always so very thoughtful ðŸ’œðŸ’œ
Comment: Hi Kristy, Received my two 4x4 journal pages today and I love them both! Your backgrounds are so well done and the color palettes you used on both work so well with all the elements. And I know what you mean about liking one piece better than another - it happens to me all the time! Sometimes I will make something, look at it, decide I don't like it, and make something else in it's place! I would have a hard time deciding which of your pages I like the best however!
Comment: You certainly know how to put together a Very Pretty swap. The washi and stickers on the tan envelope were all color-coordinated, no less. I love how you held all the postcards together with the map paper. Love the assorted postcards - They are all amazing - Super love those street scenes, too. Everything is so wondereful - Plus - You've got such a pretty handwriting! Everything was so pretty - Even where you folded the notepaper and sealed it with
co-ordinating washi. Thank you so much for a fabulous swap - and - Super thanks for hosting this swap - Hope you host more of these. Happy day to you.
Comment: I just adore this tag, wow! It makes me really want to travel back to Europe again, I love the 3-D effect you did. It's already pinned to my fav board so I can be inspired. Thank you for a great swap and my little kit which is too cute. Looking forward to swapping with you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Sorry for the very late rating. Just realize I haven't rate yet for this swap when I want to archive >.< Thank you so very much for your generosity in sending 7 cards that fit my wishlist so well :D The recycle envelope looks fun too! I especially like the teddy bear and 'LOVE' but all NI cards are great too.. and so does the Where's Waldo one. Okay, I give up. I can't choose a favourite as I enjoy all cards, so thank you again! ^_~
Comment: Miss Kristy, thank you so much for another spectacular Gothic arch ATC...your attention to detail coupled with your incredible eye for beauty make for an extremely happy swap partner! I just love swapping with you!
Comment: The pages are beautiful Kristy! I love having you as a partner! The vintage nature themes have become a favorite of mine. I've been collecting vintage kids books and some vintage nature books so I have lots of images to use.
Comment: Its me again...Of all ( sorry Guys ) the steampunk cards that I have this is the most amazing outstanding one of all..I am just amazed by all the cool embellishments ,,I cant stop looking at them..You are one talented artist and I am honored to have your work in my collection,,and you send great extras too...Thank you
Comment: Ohhh I love this Froggy,,,Wow you did an awesome job here..Love the image and those pretty gems along the bottom,,the flowers make it all pop,,Love it,,,Great addition for my collection,,Great extras too...Thank you
Comment: Wow! It is always a pleasure swapping with you! First of all, I LOVE the card you sent it in. It reminds me of playing 45's with my best friend, Patty, after school and making up dances. :) The ATC itself is stunning! I absolutely love using Frida as a muse. It will be a perfect addition to my gothic arch collection, I also love the playing card assortment you sent. You are one of my favorite people to swap with, Thank you so very much!
Comment: I am enjoying reading your answers. It is fun getting to know fellow swappers a little bit better. Thanks you for the pretty vintage papers. It is suppose to rain all day Saturday and Sunday so I hope to watch some hockey and baseball and craft away the time.
Comment: Kristy, I just love this darling btc...so many sweet little animal details and images. This btc definitely put a smile on my face! Thank you so much. Thank you also for the pretry paper and I especially love the lovely playing cards. And of course your decorated envelope is so prerty. Love it!
Comment: Stars! Hearts! Fireworks! Applause! You deserve them all. Thank you for such a wonderful (& wonderfully huge) collection of postal delights. The Uncle Wiggily made me laugh hardest & I am wowed by the cat wanderer, the card-playing devil & the bee-stung gardener! I could go on & on, but this is supposed to be a comment , not an essay...Muchas, muchas gracias mi amiga.
Comment: Kristy, your lady in blue is exceptionally lovely! Her name is Lena Cavalieri...she was an Italian opera singer, and the "muse" of the artist Fornasetti. He used her face on many (maybe all) of his pieces of art, and is famous for manipulating her image in odd ways. I love using her gorgeous image also, and think she deserves better than to have her face all mixed up a la Senorigno Fornasetti! I applaud your use of collage...it's important to "mix things up" a bit now and then, or everything starts to look the same, right? This is my struggle also...keeping it fresh. Thank you for another spectacular addition to my Kristy Rogers Originals!
Comment: I also adore vintage bathing beauties, and this one is spectacular! She and her fish did bring a smile to my face, which turned to a little gasp of pleasure when I saw the sweet extras you included. You always send the nicest packages, dear Kristy!
Comment: How did I get so lucky to receive two swaps from you in the same DAY? OH My Kristy, these are georgeous!! You did an awesome job I love them. I love all the layers and your attention to detail is amazing. The gold leaf and the Chinese lantern are the perfect accents. You are truly a wonderful artist and I'm so appreciative of your swaps. Thank you for the beautiful textured paper I can't wait to use these as well. You certainly made my birthday week extra special. ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•ðŸ’–ðŸ’•
Comment: I love this atc!!! It has everything that reminds me of Spring, the umbrella is too cute. You did an awesome job as always, and thank you for the wonderful extras! The rose card is beautiful, I love this time of year ðŸŒ·ðŸ’ðŸŒºðŸŒ»
Comment: So beautiful Kristy. You are so right! Your creation flowed together so wonderfully. The colors, layering, roses, images, papers, etc is stunning! I always love having one of your treasures so much. Thank you so very much also for the lovely tuck in's. You always make your swaps so special and heart warming! xoxo
Comment: Hi Kristy! I received my wonderful Teatime 4X4 pages and I just love them! The coordinate so well together and have such a nice vintage-y feel to them. The little teaspoon is perfect - wherever did you find it? And thank you for the tea bag and the stickers as well - I love hot tea so will enjoy this soon! Laurie
Comment: Thank you so much my friend for such a great card. I love the extras you sent especially the washi tape paper, I have never seen this before we only have the rolls. How lovely I can't Waite to use it. Yes it is just starting Autumn here. Very late this year. It has been so very hot 95 two days ago and still going to be up to 80 next week. We are getting a bit tired of the heat really and wouldn't mind a few cooler days.
I look forward to swapping with you again â¤ï¸ðŸŒ¹
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card Kristy! I love it.I especially love the the book page ruffle on top. I'm always looking for new ways to top off my cards. Love the extra goodies too! Thanks so much.
Comment: This beauty is chock full of beauty and hope...exactly what the month of March is about! Our part of the world is waking up after a long sleep, and it is simply breathtaking. I just love this gorgeous ATC!
Comment: How I adore these old tinted photos...especially the heavily tinted (almost garish, in fact) versions! This lovely lady is in the middle, between barely tinted and Ow! My eyes hurt!...she is lovely, which is no surprise considering her creator. You always send the most beautiful creations, and your extras (omg, those ribbons!) are to die for!
Comment: Better late than never, right? The mailman just arrived with 8 different swaps including your lovely envelope. I love what you did with the brown paper bag, and the extra envie made with scrapbook paper is great. But of course my favorite thing besides the envelope seals is your double-sided stationery with the fox on one side and the bunny on the other. So cute!! Thanks for everything!
Response: Oh I'm so glad it arrived! You'll be receiving another set in the mail in a few days, too! I mailed it out this afternoon. My faith in the postal system is renewed! haha! Thank you for your kind words and the lovely rating.
Comment: Kristy, thank you so much for the beautiful APC atc...so pretty! I always enjoy getting your beautiful art. Thank you also for the lovely extras. ..love these special little embellishments and can't wait to use them in my future projects.
Comment: How Funny...of all the days and holidays in March we both picked "Plant a Flower" day to make for our partners =D I love your envelope and all of the beautiful extra goodies. I tend to garden in just containers too. I don't own the land we live on right now, so containers are safer and I don't need permission. If you do make a fairy garden, I would love to see photos! â™¥
Comment: I am always so happy to see your name on the return addie when I get a swap. As always lovely!
For some reason that gal's face looks so long suffering rather than romantically deep in thought, lol! Must have been a long modelling session....Thanks for all. Even the envelope was so springlike.
Comment: Super nice package to come home to on a dreary rainy day! I love the delicacy of your work, and it's just sort of -- perfect! I'll be studying it to tease out the elements that are working so well together. And I could see falling in love with this size art, for sure. (tx for the extras -- now my underpants are protected, at least!)
Comment: Clever and creative as usual ! You have a grea touch kristy. Love the sassy teacher? Student? That bookpage ruffle at top ... Well everything! I need to find that little gold corner element love it...thank you for a great atc and those much appreciated extras ... So very nice .. Oh and that super spring envelope!!'
Comment: Oh my Kristy your card is beautiful! I never knew purple was so pretty until I seen your card. You have all shades of purple with the pretty trim every detail is stunning! I love the beautiful pieces of papers and book page as well as the tissue. I love all the pretty print outs I can't wait to use all of the goodies thank you so much. You also have such pretty envelopes with the georgeous washi and stamps, you put a lot into your swaps no detail is left undone, it's really appreciated.ðŸŒŸðŸ’•
Comment: Kristy this is a gorgeous ATC â€¦ LOVE the details of the heart and the lace. Thank you for always going above and beyond with your swaps. LOVE the mail envelope too! So cute!!! Thank you for the extra goodies. : )
Comment: I love the creative way you made the paint chip atc, you did an awesome job. You make your swaps so pretty, with attention to detail. Thank you so much for the extra goodies. Can you tell me where you got the lovely deer paper so adorable?
Response: Thank you for the lovely compliment! The deer paper I used (I think) came from an online joann order . . . it's titled 'Gypsy' by Crafter's Consortium. It's new for me; I'm glad you like it!
Comment: Oh my goodness Kristy. I just cannot imagine that you said you were not happy with either two of your patchwork creations. Both are absolutely incredibly beautiful !!! Not only did I get blessed with one, but you sent me two beauties. I wish you knew just how amazing your talents are in no matter what swap you create. Thank you so much. A billion hearts to you for such a happy envie of sweet collections.
Comment: This by far is the prettiest Gothic Arch ATC I have yet to receive. Oh my it is so gorgeous !! I'm loving the black and gold colors and the image is incredible! Thank you so very much my friend!!
Comment: Oh Kristy, What great cards you sent! And so many!! Thank you so much for the amazing swap and your obvious effort to choose cards that I would enjoy. You hit the nail on the head! I love them all and I'd love to know where you got your adorable artist palate & paint sticky notes - they're awesome!
Thanks so much for your kindness and generosity and I hope that we can trade again in the future.
Comment: Super cute kimono girl! My husband picked it up and said "That's adorable!" And he usually doesn't comment on my swap stuff :) And thank you for the origami paper and envelope seals and stickers and gorgeous envelope! Thank for the very happy mail!
Comment: I loved the two "PINK" VJP you made, they are georgeous!! I love all the layering of paper, the collage of colors and textures, the images, the trims your attention to detail is impeccable! The presentation is beautiful with your book page you wrapped the journal pages in as well as the pretty butterfly envelope you made to mail everything in. Thank you so much Kristy I am so proud to have these in my collection.
Comment: I know what YOU think of this ATC...but I'm telling you, it's amazing! I can see the time you put into it, and there are so many fabulous elements and details...not to mention, I would know your work anywhere! Thank you for a beautiful ATC, and for the equally lovely extras (I am such a kid!).
Comment: Lovely zine, I used to live in an appartment and I feed the birds there. Very often it where the crows eating it and not the 'cute' small birds. There was 1 that would tick on the window when the food was gone. Smart bird :)
Thank you for putting in the extra faux postage, that's a great idea and I need to remember that for next zine.
Comment: Oh so pretty pretty pretty !! Love the colors and details. Kristy everything you touch turns out so lovely. And your new papers are GoRGeoUs!! Thank you so much for sharing with me. Stunning tuck ins, beautiful ATC, and love the envelope (so vintage looking) ! I have really enjoyed your elements series and look forward to seeing more. Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: Thank you so much for P.L. #2 I just love all the little papers etc you pick for me. So Me! I want to tell you all my favorites but with little sleep and this strike at work my brain is on overload. Thanx my friend, I'm sending you some stuff real soon, hang in there. I did find the Nature Atc!! Finally!
Comment: I would give you more hearts if I could. I love this vintage ATC with the surprise heart inside & another surprise inside of the heart. I also love the envelope you made to send the swap in. The snail for "snail mail" is wonderful. Thanks for the chuckle. Thank you also for the fantastic papers for me to use. This was a wonderful swap & I thank you for it.
Comment: Kristy, I love your beautiful tag. I always get excited when I see an envelope from you because I know it will be wonderful inside. And no it is not too girly. Girly to me is high heels, etc., not yours at all. Thank you for the tissue paper also. I use that a lot . Thank you also for hosting again.
Comment: Adoration overload on this cutie of a Valentine ATC. I too have fallen in love with your sequins and am going to have to get some one day. These flower sequins are so pretty. I love all the details you placed into making this lovely card to add to my collection. I have missed your creations so very much. Thank you Kristy !!
Comment: oh Kristy these are beautiful! I love all of the bling and I would always rather have little embellishments even if they sometimes fall off. I have plenty of glue. It will be fun to use the pretty extras.
Comment: If I could give this a billion hearts, I would! First of all, you sent 8 cards! YAHOO! And the succulent washi on the envelope? I DIE!!!!!! I love succulents!!! And the bonus hedgehog stickers? I nearly fainted.
And the card you sent was gorgeous as well! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Kristie, it is so nice to have you back and is always great to receive a swap from you. I have missed you! Thank you so much for the pretty black and white photo atc...so lovely and I love the details and little charm. Thank you so much for the awesome extras...I will definetly enjoy them in future projects.
Comment: You make me giggle...as IF I could ever be disappointed in a gorgeous pair of ATCs that need to be framed rather than put away in a big fat binder! I love that this one and the Winter Fairy are a pair...they are not going into the binder right away; they are going on my inspiration board, because I certainly can use some inspiration these days! Thank you for always, always putting your heart into your art!
Comment: Ah Kristy...all I can say is WOW! Well, that's not true. I can also say things like "gorgeous" and "stunning", but the truth is, the adjectives don't really represent all the Kristy-ness of this beautiful ATC. Thank you so much for always sending your very best!
Comment: OMG!!! OMG!! It finally came to my house, what the? It was mailed Oct 31st and it was at my door when I got home from work on Dec 24th! I was so shocked, I felt so excited I could open it for Christmas! I was in Awe! So pretty and so much detail, love the velvet ribbons and charms and always your images, all so perfectly put together! A very nice arty gift. the only one I got this year! Thanx my BFF swappy pal!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your stash with me!!!! Love Edward Gorey! Super cute Alice one! Beautiful rose and butterfly one! And all the extra ones!!! (Think I'll send the squirrel one to my daughter - she hates them!!! - Yep, that's the kind of mother I am!!)
Comment: Oh Kristy, it is spectacular! All the special "Kristy" details...it's so beautiful!
My favorite part is the letter you wrote...I was seriously lacking in that regard! I'm still going through the pockets...I keep finding gorgeous STUFF! Thank you so, so much for always putting your big, squishy heart into your beautiful art!
Comment: Kristy, you deserve more than one heart for this swap. I can't tell you how much I loved all your notecards. It is such a beautiful and wonderful assortment. You went well beyond in this swap. Shirley
Comment: Kristy: This was another really fun subject for a swap! And love what you made with the carousel horses. Colors you used were perfect - matter of fact I loved all the elements that you used. And another inspiration kit too - love those! Thanks for being my partner again! Laurie
Comment: So sad it was just us in this swap! I thought it was a most unusual topic and those are always a fun and a challenge. I hope it won't discourage you from hosting more swaps as I love all of them. And your vintage fern was so pretty!! Laurie
Comment: Kristy: Got your letter and the ATC's we were partners for. I love the kitty cat pinup!
She's great and perfect for the season! And love the mini inspiration kit. I often include extras with my swaps but have never seen someone do it this way - what a great idea!! Thanks - you are a fun partner. Laurie
Comment: Kristy, what an amazing tag you made! I love it! I love all the bling! And gold and red colors with the great images! I canâ€™t wait to see where weâ€™re going next! And thank you for all the amazing extras!
Comment: Oh my GOSH! I LOVE the kitty atc you made for me! And how perfect is it that it arrived on National Cat Day! I have 7 cats (don't judge) and I love them all dearly. Thank you so much for the adorably puuuuuurfect atc! I also love the mini inspuuuuuration kit you included! :) I had better stop now. Any more kitty puns would be "cat"astrophic!
Comment: Kristy, This ATC is exquisite! Your use of the vintage greeting card is inspriational, the colors are just right and the embellishments are perfection. Thank you, too, for the truly lovely extras. I can't wait to use them. Thank you so much for everything. I love all of it!!!! do you remember where you got those little gold discs? (btw..your penmanship is beautiful!) Sue
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing mail art and letter, it's so pretty and autumnal <3 I love the embossed fox, how did you give it that texture? Thank you for the tags and stickers too! Hope you are having a great day ^_^
Comment: I love getting ATC (and other art) from you; your work is always so beautiful! And this one is stunning! I love the roses you put on her hair and around her neck! I love those white little bling. Where did you get them? I love doing these 3 elements ATC, so much fun! Thank you for the awesome extras!
Comment: Dear Kristy: I received the beautiful Gibson Girl ATC in today's mail and it is truly lovely. I also really enjoyed this swap - the Gibson Girl images are all so pretty and soft and feminine. And thank you also for the extras you sent! Laurie
Comment: WOW it's like my birthday or Christmas,,So many great gifts,, from the envelope to the card and everything in between,,I love it all, what a beautiful vintage ad, and you made it into an even more beautiful atc.. love the bflys too but that quote inside the card is the best.. I wish I could give you all the hearts you deserve, 1 is not enough 1000's is more like it,,And the biggest Thank you ever
Comment: Thanks for the fun card, we make our own fun every Halloween. Love the cute smiling jack-o-lanterns, I sure needed Halloween stickers. My sister-in-law was here when your card came, I showed her the Best Witches card and she almost didn't give it back to me. Stingy and greedy me, I should have gone ahead and let her have it, but I hung on to it cause I like it too much. Thank you
Comment: So much Kristy mail today...which made for a most wonderful mail day! I love your April in Paris ATC...I am SURE Fashion Week is in April there, too. (I am also a huge fan of Project Runway...) Kristy, your creative aesthetic is only exceeded by your generosity...it is always like Christmas to open an envelope from you! XOXO!
Comment: Oh, Kristy! They are so beautiful! I'm thrilled that (so far) all 4 of my journal pages are from you...there's no one else with your special style! I love them so much...I used the very same Gibson Girl image on your GG ATC, so you know I love it! And the southern belle is to DIE for! Super sweet extras...just a wonderful mail day, thanks to you!
Comment: Thank you for your kind words about the loss of my mom..Wow what a amazing card it is so beautiful, love love the embellishments you used .. this card has made my collection complete..Great extras too..Thank you so very much
Comment: Kristy, thank you so much for such a sweet swap. These nature twinchies are just so precious...every little detail is so very cute, even the tiny little buttons on the backs. Of course a bird theme is just perfect. I will really cherish them in my collection. So impressed with the packaging and presentation...beautiful! And the little tags are so precious...thank you very much. I am in swap heaven with all this wonderfulness!
Comment: Well, my dear...you more than succeeded in your aim to make an elegant, sophisticated BTC. I am in love. That background paper...ah-mazing! And of course, your special embellishments add the perfect finishing touch. Thank you so much for another fabulous envelope full of beauty and treats!
Comment: I am overwhelmed with delight...honestly, I don't think I've ever received such a beautiful ATC! Kristy, your attention to detail...your eye for exquisite embellishment...it's amazing. And I'm thrilled to be on the receiving end! Those lovely extras, too...so many hearts and heartfelt thanks, dear friend!
Comment: Wow! Great card! I always like the vintage look of the illustrations ... Amazing bling star gems!! Perfect color Dresden and that little touch of embossing .. Just so very cool... Cute envelope thought the washi was flowers not bloodshot eyes! Thanks so much also for my trick or treat bag of halloweenie coolness! You are a wonder ms snow!
Comment: Oh Kristy, I love the altered puzzle pieces. I also used the kids puzzle pieces. I had the big ones and then a bit smaller ones. I liked the big ones because you could do more on them. Yours came out gorgeous, as usual. I just love getting your packages. Your extras are so generous. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Comment: Thank you for the items that you sent winging my way. The tag had a multitude of inspiring tidbits! I appreciate the additional papers that you tucked in as well. They are soooo me and I'm anxious to put them to use. As soon as I receive the required paper from Dar, I will have something in the mail for you.
Comment: YOWZA Batgirl!! You should be paid big bucks for making these things! Seriously, I've never seen such talent! Incredible...simply incredible. More than fabulous. Exceeds spectacular. I am totally speechless. Girl, you win a real prize for that according to my husband. Ha! Thank you a zillion times over!!!
Response: Thank you! This made me laugh! I love making them and I'm so glad you (and your hubby ;+) loved it!
Comment: Oh, wow. I mean...WOW! I am so happy I received yours before I made mine...never having done anything like this before, I was wondering how to go about it. Now I know! Oh Kristy, I love the pages you made for me! I have a bad feeling that another addiction is taking hold...they are so beautiful! Fabulous extras too, which is your trademark. You've made me so happy...thank you very much!
Comment: I loved your Atc's, each one and the sweet goodies, The seashell stickers are going to be used for a mermaid bra! Lol! Keep sending all your Fab cards, I'm sta sta stuttering! Lol!
Thanx X 100 Gold Hearts! <3
Comment: Oh my Goodness, this is so amazingly detailed. How to get so many items on one little card? Lovely. The ostrich on the card you sent with it remined me of the Wilds. And the extras are not anything I have, so will be fun to use on future Halloween swaps.
Comment: Thank you sooo much Kristy. I just love this card. You are so creative.
No, I don't have either the papers you made the card in or the very lovely extras you sent.
I just love Graphic 45 so any pieces I get I treasure. ðŸ’œâ¤ï¸ðŸ’œ
Comment: What a pretty card! I love roses, esp red and the charm, so sweet. I love the pink velvet ribbon too, what is my Fav? I have no clue! The lace is a perfect touch! Another Stunning card by you! <3
Comment: Thanx again! Isa for another stunning piece of Art to behold on my Art table, I Sooo Love the real seashells and I will now use my tinie shells and starfish on some future Beach tags!! Always scared to use shells but the glue really held them in place!!
Hearts X 100!!
Comment: Thank you for your nice letter of your reading style, and for cute bookmark! It was really interesting to read how do you read and what kind of books. :) That bathtub reading must be nice, I haven't ever tried it. We had a bathtube when I was a kid and I read much, but I never did those at the same time.
Comment: I rcvd your postcard today and thought "hmmm, wonder why shes sending me a card, hmmmmm we must be in the same swap!" LMAO!!!! hardy har-har-har. 911 to kitty tree house! lo. Ooooooo your my first, yay it be you! swoon. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I get a heart and you get a star. lol The paper of the postcard feels wonderful. Yes, I notice the paper as much as the picture. Aaannndddd I read the fine print too.I ever so slightly bend the card and rub my hand over the card to feel the 'grain' lol I really do.
Comment: Oh! I dearly love Mabel-what a precious picture you fund to illustrate this swap. Love the added elements too! Thanks for the extras-love the handwriting they used in the olden days with fountain pens like on the check you sent.
Comment: Hello! It's been a long day and I finally got to sit down to relax and open my mail I received from you today! What a special swap envelope! Thank you for everything, love the Kodak Girls ATC! Yes, hearing from you in my mailbox did bring a smile. :)
Comment: Kristy, you are ON FIRE with your beautiful ATCs! I can't get enough of them...there's just so much THERE! I adore the multiple layers, all the fabulous details...the perfect embellishments. Amazing. And the vintage extras, oh my! Many hearts to you!
Comment: What an amazingly beautiful ATC...I can't quite stop looking! Every time I look I see something new! I love ATCs that draw me in, and this one surely does that...the gorgeous lady, the spectacular trims and embellishments...it's simply fabulous!
Comment: The cards are lovely Kristy! I love them both, but my favorite of the two is the lady with the headband and feather. I also love the lady with the dog because I had a dog similar to this one. He was very sweet and your card brought back some great memories. You're background choices fit the theme perfectly too! Thanks so much. :)
Comment: Kristy, thank you so very much for the altered library card. So beautiful! I had no idea what to expect with this swap, but your card is a fine example to me of creativity and art done on any object...very nice!
Comment: Thank you so very much Kristy. Was a bit worried as the parcel arrived with a bit of a hole in the front. Luckily only went through to the card you wrote on. Huge sigh. The ATC is lovely. Also thank you as well for the extras, they are really appreciated.ðŸŒ¹ðŸ’“ðŸŒ¹
Comment: Kristy, What a great job of altering this Library Card and Sleeve! I love the way you composed it and left a bit of the old card show when finished altering. I'd not seen any examples and just did my first one which is entirely covered. I like it, but leaving something of the original altered item I like better and will make the other two that way. Thanks very much and have a great week!
Comment: I love the envelope you made. It was such a bright and cheerful suprise among all the other envelopes, and I I'm so excited you included the extra handmade envelopes! I'll have a tough time actually using them because I like them so much! The envie seals are also really cute. Thanks so much for an awesome swap!
Comment: I found this swap quite challenging too! I re did mine 3 times and was still not happy either. I hope my partner is as thrilled with mine as I am of urs! I thought it was quite charming and I think when I painted mine it just didn't seem to work out. No need to re-send! I think maybe I liked the card ones I used to make b/c they were larger and had more detail!
Comment: Well, this is simply an amazing ATC...you did an incredible job of creating a beautiful, cohesive work of art while using 5 specific things on the list! I am not even kidding...I once received a scavenger hunt ATC that had 5 items glued to a cardstock background. And that was it. I guess it satisfied the requirements...but what a disappointment! You made sure I would not suffer the same sort of disappointment this time, and I am grateful. I always love having you as a partner...in either direction. When I see isabellasnow on the return address, I know it's treat time!
Comment: Absolutely stunning! I knew today would be a wonderful mail day...would you believe that every envelope in my mailbox was from you? And that there was also a package from you? What are the odds? I should have bought a lottery ticket when I was out and about! I love everything about this gorgeous ATC, including your beautiful butterfly topper. Thank you so much for sending a generous selection of beautiful papers...I live for pretty paper! XXX!
Comment: We share a love of beautiful, mysterious geishas. Thank you so much for such a beautiful ATC...gorgeously embellished, with perfect attention to every detail. I love this beauty, and will keep it out so I can continue to enjoy it for weeks to come. Thank you also for the lovely lace motifs...I can't wait to get busy at the craft table!
Comment: Kristy, I am bouncing all over the place with excitementâ€¦.. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful things you send.
The bird and butterfly shape wooden buttons are sooooo cute. The vintage brads are very nice, the flowers with the pearls in the center, honestly I canâ€™t wait to start using them. The lace trims, I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE themâ€¦ WOW!! So many designs. The swirly rhinestones are so different, I have never seen these before. Thank you for the crystal glitter flakes. The fabric cover buttons, the pink and blue resin roses, the embossing folder and stamp, the key charms and the butterfly stamp will all be put to good use.
I am sooooo blow away! I LOVE this SUPER FUN RAK package. Thank you so very much, you have completely made my week.
Sorry if I forgot to name something, I kinda lost my mind. : ) Thanks again ~ Bev
Comment: Very beautiful skinny. She does look a bit like Loretta young. We use to watch that every week. It was a family affair. She always started the show with her coming down a spiral stairway in a fancy new dress. She would not let them record the shows because she did not want people to see her in old fashioned clothes in the future! Thank you for a wonderful skinny and the great extras. I will be using those on my next vintage ATC or skinny.
Comment: yea! steampunk...it's been a while..and I really like steampunk...of course yours are perfection...what is it about paris and that era that is so fascinating...that paper sounds great sure I'd love some if you let me return the favor with something cool...I always feel lucky when I see isabellasnow on the return address...thanks so much...lucky me...
Comment: Love! Love! LOVE!!! Once again, you have sent me THE BEST package! I love the pocket letter and all the goodies in it! And those extras! Awesome pages!!! Thank you so much! A Thousands HEARTS!!!
Comment: Oh my Goodness,,This is the most card I have ever seen,,I am just in awe of it and I cant stop looking at it...It will not be in my collection book but in a frame on my wall..I want to show it off,,You have to be the most talented artist ever..I am just so honored to have this beautiful card with a Raven ,,,Thank you
Comment: HELLO! thank you for the lovely cards:] my niece took the mouse PC with Thumbelina in it lol she said "auntie, that's mouse!" and she took it from my hand lol thank you again! from me and my niece :}
Comment: Kristy ~ thank you so much for joining in my swap! I am so glad you were my partner cause I LOVE my book marker so much! It's so awesome! Love the felt accents, it really is beautiful! Thank you so much! XO Kelly
Response: It arrived! Yay! I'm so glad you like it. I had a lot of fun making it for you . the 'K' is a bit lopsided--like I said--"folk art" ;+)
Comment: Boy am I on a roll! 3 swaps in a row from you & each equally wonderful. I run out of superlatives without sounding like a broken record!. This time it was me suffering from the rainy day blues when your envie of joy arrived to rescue me from the doldrums. I LOVE B&W photos, & your selection was superb - funny, whimsical, tender, hilarious - are you sure we weren't best friends in a previous life? Thank you, Kristy, & thank you for hosting these best-of-all pc trade swaps.
Comment: Kristy, my friend, you spoil me! From your special envelope (love that fishy washi) to your generous & thoughtfully selected cards -- my cup runneth over! You manage to keep coming up with cards I've not seen before, or, if I have, they're favorites which means I can now both keep one & send one. Thank you so much.
Comment: Kristy the book is SO Amazing! It's just beautiful and I'm so happy you were my partner. :) I can't decide which page is my favorite, but if I had to choose it would be the front cover. I love all the old vintage papers and images you used to create it and the embellishments were are beautiful too. Thanks for the extra papers. I love the car ad! Sorry for rating you late. For some reason I thought I had already done this. :) Crazy town here! haha
Comment: Oh, so lovely! I can appreciate how uncomfortable it must have been...but I love the nurse's uniforms of old, with lace collars and those dramatic capes! Thank you for another wonderful ATC, and for the wonderful extras...my fingers are itching to use them!
Comment: LOL! The twinchies are beautiful on both sides! I should have expected this luxurious extra touch from you...everything you touch turns to beauty! Thank you for a spectacular trio of spring beauties, dear!
Comment: I am in love! The very essence of spring, on both sides. I adore the crinkled seam binding (and now I have some, thanks to you!)...the sweet girls spring flowers make me smile. Thank you for always being a wonderful swap partner!
Comment: Thanks for the fun collage pc, Kristy. I love the elephant with a flower. Reminds me of Sita, my favorite elephant in the circus, who often gave me a little gift of a stem of leaves or flowers with her trunk. And flying fish really do exist! I've seen (& eaten) them in the tropics. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Comment: â™¥ WOW!!! Fantastic envelope. I love the fern you embossed. I can keep a secret â˜º and I totally understand as I do the same thing only for different reasons. Thank you for the extras as well. Hope to swap with you again.
Comment: Ah, the joy of getting a swap from Kristy! You always choose such perfect cards, with topics gleaned from my profile or simply your remarkable intuitive sense of what will please. Thank you so much for this latest batch of treasures. The serene face of Buddha - sigh; Ganesh & Kali - oooh; the wine-drinking meerkat & the swordplayers - LOL! I â™¥ every one
Comment: Kristy, thanks for the terrific "women's" postcard as the vehicle for your chosen poem by Noyes and the creative way you used to send the whole long poem on just one postcard! Very clever idea, I must say and definitely worth of many hearts! Unfortunately, only one heart is available. I cam VERY close to using this poem but was stumped at how to get it all onto a postcard, so then I discovered his simple, silly poem about his father's falling into the water. Thanks for a fun swap!
Comment: Oh wow, these are the neatest postcards!! My absolute favorite is the typewriter postcard. It is so funny. I showed everyone in the house and now it's posted on the fridge! Love it! Also thank you for the stickers, esty is the best.
Comment: Great name! ðŸ˜ƒ I've only had it just over a year, as I'm still a newly wed. I don't know what is my favorite part of this swap! The envelope is epic! The 3 monkeys are so cute! The glitter sanfransisco card made me grin. Alaska and Hawaii and Holland cards go straight into my collages cause I didn't have those places! I could go on and on! Loved this one!
Comment: Wow! Loved *!everything!* you sent! I have always lived in the East Bay, but was born in San Francisco and think of it as a very special place, so all of the local color PCs you sent were hits! The dog stickers are too cool- where did you get them? Wishing you a fabulous summer, isabellasnow. -Rhonda aka veronicallama
Comment: wow what a lovely swap to receive ; thank you so much! I used to live an hour or so southwest of Columbus. The weather has actually been hotter here than I anticipated but still probably not as hot as the usual Ohio summers! Enjoyed reading your note and thanks for taking the time to read my profile :) the goodies you sent were wonderful and loved the washi you used throughout !
Comment: Lovely cards Kristy. I adore them both. The chickens eyes make me laugh. Thank you!
Response: Whew! Picasso and his eyes--I'm so glad he didn't always paint in a realist style! I'm SO GLAD you liked them! I am no painter but I love to dabble. Thank you for the wonderful rating and your kind words.
Comment: I would give you two hearts if I could. I love La Boheme. My son is a bassist and he performed in the pit orchestra for La Boheme at his college last fall. I also like the cat on the bookshelf.
Comment: Oh my goodness...what a fantastic swap you sent! Love the washi, the vintage stamps, the faux stamps, envelope seals, airmail envies & labels. You went way beyond what I was expecting. And your packaging was superb. What a very nice surprise. Thanks so much for everything. â¤
Comment: Thanks for great selection of pc's! Thanks for 3 extra! Love the botanical butterfly and bird. I don't know where you find the vintage ones; I've only found some once here in Colorado. Thanks for hosting =)
Comment: So pretty and serene feeling! I really like it and the tissue paper border technique is so pretty; looks like a real carnation. I joined because I have also started identifying with some of the Buddhist thoughts. We have a 600 acre retreat about an hour away that I have wanted to investigate. Thanks for hosting this unique swap!
Comment: My goodness! What an embarassment of riches! Thanks a bunch for all the great cards, Kristy. Hard to pick a favourite... maybe a tossup between the Diego Rivera and the Racalcitrant Beheaded. Both wonderful. Thanks too for the little packet of Envie Seals, esp. the ones printed in black on brown paper! Always happy to see you in my mailbox!
Comment: Kristy ~ I am so, so sorry this rating is late. Please forgive me! I love the postcard you sent me and the poem you picked to use. The word SNOW gives me the chills especially since we have the winter from h3ll this year, so glad it is over! Thank you again so much! XO Kelly :)
Comment: Kristy thank you so much for the beautiful black & white atc...I really love that it is a picture of Mary Pickford...my grandmother used to talk about her. I love all the wonderful little extras...thank you!
Comment: Thank you, Kristy, for a precious ATC--like you, I love that sweet, sweet bunny! Our Nathaniel and I SO wanted a bunny for a pet a couple years ago, but the grown ups wouldn't let us get one. So we settled for a snail terrarium with snails we found in our back yard and garden beds. They loved lettuce probably as much as bunnies do, but were nearly as cute and cuddly. :-) And the bunny in the extras you sent is just as sweet and you included a "virtual" ATC kit. Thank you so much for a wonderful swap that went far and beyond the expected. It is much appreciated!
Comment: What a delightful pocket letter! I love that I can actually take out and use the goodies you sent me without compromising its beauty. Also, thank you for the postcards and stickers and bookmark (currently in use), and the notes you wrote. You have lovely handwriting!
Comment: Hi, Kristy! First of all, I love your Swapbot name! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for going through all the trouble and sending me such a wonderful swap! I absolutely loved the envelope and the pockets! It was neat how you labeled everything and your note was so nice. The items you sent certainly DID fill me with happiness! I smiled when I read the story of the extra 20 pounds in your suitcase after visiting your daughter and her family! P.S. - I would live there, too, if I could afford it! :) Again, thank you for making my day extra special. If you are ever interested in having another snail mail pen pal friend I would love to apply for the job! Hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo, terry (mineau16)
Comment: â™¥ Today I got a lovely envelope and two, what I am sure will prove delicious, teas. Thank you so much for the extraordinary envelope art. I love the stamps. It will be hard for me to share them.
Comment: What a lovely envelope... I am so glad you went the Indian way of revered ellies, as I don't think circus life is kind to them at all... Any way, the colors and details are so glorious...and thanks for the artistamps and pink/gold ellie paper...so lovely.
Comment: What a great card!!! Loved the heat-embossed insects on the butterfly page. As for Ohio heat, I do have sympathy for you. I lived in Indiana 8 years and found the humidity of the Midwest to be oppressive!!! Give me my dry desert any day of the week. Enjoy your spring while it's there!!! Happy swapping.
Comment: Kristy, I really love this package you send. I was so happy when I seen it. So many endless opportunities for creating. The 3 little green pouches, I love everything inside of them. The rubbers stamps and the cling stamp, I canâ€™t want you use them. The colorful tissues and the beautiful napkins with the pink roses, love them so much! The charms, tags, photo frames, stationery set, stickers, paper flowers, decorative paperclips and twine are all perfect for creating tags, ATC and other creative projects.
Kristy thank you so much for the wonderful collection of goodies. Ready to swap again anytimeâ€¦.Hugs and Smiles : )
Comment: Love this Swap! It deserves 5 hearts! Thanks for all the extras too. They will be put to good use. Glad you are enjoying David's posts as well. He has fun creating it every week. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Kristy....you are one in a million! The pocket letter is fabulous! Each pocket holding a note from you telling me your personal "spring" experiences and memories....One day I hope to achieve your level of expertise when it comes to swaps!! I will definitely plant the peppers too.....Thanks again and a million hearts to you....:-)
Comment: Oh wow, Kristy! What amazing mail! From the wonderful envelope with all the sweet little butterflies to the paper you wrapped the postcards in, to the FABULOUS postcards, notecards, and stickers! Everything you sent is so perfectly ME! I love it all and thank you SO MUCH!!!!!!! Wish I could give lots of heart! â™¥â™¥â™¥ I appreciate your nice note, too, and hope your daughter will be over her morning sickness SOON! Bless her heart! What a blessing to have you there to help her....
Comment: Oh Kristy, what a beautiful swap!! Was so happy to see your return address on this happy mail! Thank you for a very special swap indeed. This will be treasured for many years and will enjoy using all the goodies. I can't name a favorite but I sure enjoyed your letter and 'meeting' your kitties and everything else. The postoids are mine! Lol The bookmark from SF reminds me that I should go visit Powells in PDX soon. You always have the best ideas, thank you so much for sharing with me, pal. Hope you are getting rested from your trip and happy Saturday!
Comment: Another beautiful Isabella snow creating! Uou have such a creative vintage touch.. I love finding all the subtle elements In your cards... This time that tiny star next to the Eiffel tower..the pink hand fashioned rose in her hair and tat image! Love the bird seals thank you very much for all
Comment: Wow, loved the photo album you made for me and learning right along with you about the wonders of mother nature! I often go to free nature seminars that our city hosts and my favorite is the entomologist presentation.
Thanks for spending so much time on this little book for me. I plan on sharing it with my nieces and grandson!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards! I just love both of them. Thanks also for the very cool snail mail stickers, as well as the pretty decorated envelope you sent everything in, Great swap! :)
Comment: Oh my Kristy this is so dang gorgeous!! I was blown away the minute I opened up your pretty greeting card and saw this treasured ATC. Every detail is incredible and oh I love the color violet so much. Thank you for an amazing beauty!!!!!
Comment: Oh Kristy!! I got your photo today and had to smile when I saw the "regal" pose of the dog....considering his background, etc., it was a great shot and you really captured a great moment. I have been in areas like that and I know what you mean:-) Great swap!
Comment: Oh my goodness! I had to look a couple of times to even see the staples! Do you punch them out of their own little Tim Holtz stapler? Crazy! At first I thought, oh she's got to have magic in her - there isn't anything holding this together! It's lovely, too - thanks so much! And for the sweet tags!
Response: haha! I'm glad you had to look! I tried to camouflage them in with the pattern pieces and they are very tiny . . . I love that thing. It's the best Tim Holtz thing I've ever bought--I use it on everything. Thanks for your kind words and the excellent rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for these gorgeous envelopes!!! The different sizes are so nice and I can't believe you were able to find such neat paper/calendars to make the envelopes out of - so cool! Thanks again!! :-)
Comment: love the mystical beauty of this card...the magic queen with the frog feather hat...I am thinking you should write a little book now about her and her hat...such a lovely atc...thank you so much and for the really nice seals...great swaps..you have such a creative imagination!
Comment: Love the atc you made with vintage Postman. Very very nice. I also like the faux postage stamps you made. I've never seen them before and love them all. Many hearts to you, thank you so much, Carol
Comment: Kristy, what a fantastic card for this swap, and I love your grasshopper story - you have a great imagination! :oP
I probably saw that movie, too. I was a kid in the 50's, and a group of us would always go to the neighborhood theater on Saturdays for the triple features. I saw a LOT of sci-fi!
Comment: Kristy, As always I love my postcard from you. I love the sheep and goat images. Whatever will I do when we at last finish with Z. Maybe I will have to host again and we can start all over with letter A? Would you be interested? Thanks for a lovely swap! :)
Response: Oh yes, I'd definitely participate! Maybe we could do an animal/plant combo? Any animal swap is right up my alley. Thank you for the excellent rating and your kind words.
Comment: I just love everything and it's so well organized! Just a heads up though, your beautiful envelope was very torn at the top and the bottom ( postal machines?) and when I picked up the envelope something fell out. So if you make another envelope like that you might want to make liberal use of tape.
Comment: Hi, Kristy--what fun to have a swap from you again! I love the way you used layering on your ATC and the way all the layers and embellies coordinate so beautifully. Thanks also for the little envelope seals--what a useful extra to include. I cannot wait to get this ATC done and start the March tag!
Comment: Oh, my, how very delightful ~ from the beautiful and bright bird envelope you made, to the glassine envie with the classy little sticker label, to the note in your lovely penmanship ~ all those details made the swap seem like a very special gift! You've inspired me to do more of that: I used to, but stopped when so few swappers did. Now to the swap contents: quite wonderful as well. Those marvelous owl envelope seals you created are very classy; the faux postage and airmail bird stickers are such fun, and the dainty little bluebird tags are sweet! You also chose quality purchased stickers and everything will be a joy to use! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap that truly brightened my day!
Comment: I love my paper birds, Kristy! They are beautiful; I really like the ribbon and the embossed birdcages on the back. Thanks for the extras too. It's always fun to swap with you.... can't wait to swap again!
Comment: "This was an extra special package" -- boy, was it ever! Loved everything, starting with the envelope, ending with the great pictures, all captioned and in a clever handmade album. You wanted to put a smile on my face -- succeeded! And put a smile in my heart. 10 hearts to you!
Comment: What wonderful cards! Thank you so much! I love the National Park cards (the vintage reproduction is nice!), the Awkward family photo card is hilarious, A jetoy card I didnt have yet! â™¥, and the Londonites and elephants cards are great!
Comment: Wow, Kristy, I'm overwhelmed by your generosity and thoughtfulness in choosing so many perfect cards for me. A thousand thank yous for picking cards I absolutely love and sending them in your beautifully handcrafted envie. I haven't been doing that many regular postcard swaps lately, so boy did I get lucky having you as a partner!
Many â™¥s and many hugs.
Comment: Oh, so stunning! I can't get over the layers and embellishments on this gorgeous queen APC...you've outdone yourself, Kristy! Thank you also for the extra queens you sent...they do come in handy!
Comment: I am speechless! Oh Kristy, your card is so amazingly beautiful. Everything about it just sings spring and beauty. I love and appreciate your talents so very much. Thank you for the special gifts as those are also appreciated and cherished. I need to copy some of your techniques you used on your ATC. A million hearts and hugs to you.