Comment: Oh my!! These are gorgeous!! I’m sure your butterflies would have been amazing - but these Asian themed ones are just so perfect! Thank you so much for the beautiful collar as well, Your stash must be spectacular! Leandrea will very much enjoy it ❤️❤️
Comment: Nancy, I must respectfully disagree with your belief that your pretty papers aren't quite as pretty as the ones in the video. They ARE! They are so beautiful...and I thank you so much for them, and for the extras as well. I love your art...well, I love your eye for beauty, which leads to love of your art. You're a dream of a swap partner!
Comment: Nancy! Wow oh Wow! I was delightfully surprised and pleasantly blown away by your wonderful Mini Album! (LOL, sue me, I use a lot of exclamation marks, but I mean every darn one of them!) I am so impressed with your craftsmanship. I can only hope mine will be nearly as nice. Thank you! And thanks also for your matching card and envelope gift ♥♥♥
WOWZERS! I just realized this morning as I was looking at your album again, that I forgot to mention and give appreciation for the completely wonderful collection of spiral art and photos you included throughout the booklet. I LOVE spirals and I thank you for this fine collection.
Comment: Thanks for keeping me up-to-date about the post office problems. I see you added "To;" and a big "CANADA" to the envelope. That did the job. :D I love the lemon handcarved stamp on the envelope. And I was blown away by your postcard and the East Coast card wrapped around the collage postcard. I will put them on display in my craft room to inspire me. Thank you so much NB.
Comment: Oh Nancy! I fell for this beauty when I saw in on Flickr, and in real life it's even more outstanding! I've never heard of Lorrimarie Jenkins, but I'm telling you...I will be checking her out immediately! Your note made my day...but I have to burst your Michigan bubble: our summers are extremely hot and humid, although not quite in Florida's league. It isn't the fierce winters that might eventually drive me back to the Pacific NW, but the narsty humid summers! I have to ask, and I really want to know: how do you choose your YouTube videos? How do you know what to look for? I always end up watching the same people over and over again!
Comment: WOW!!!! What a Beautiful embellished safety pin. I absolutely luv this so much!!!! Your work is amazing!!!! I luv how you created the lady on this Pin, very original. The vintage lace along with the “silk tie” and button makes her so adorable. The vintage trim you used on the bottom and on her shoes are just perfect! Nancy I will treasure her always💖 thank you so much for the gorgeous napkin and trim. I will have to make something extra special to use this this with. Thank you so much Nancy for a wonderful, extra special swap. You went above and beyond💖💖💖💖
Comment: O my word! What a absolutely gorgeous beyond description inchie book. Ten million hearts for you.
Mine was rather plain that I sent. The tutorial was plain so didn't know how far I should go with embellishments. Now I know I can go big time.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate the fibers.
Comment: Thanks so much, Nancy, for a beautiful, thoughtful swap! The Jetoy PC was a happy bonus, as were the wings, I have none like them. I Love that you tried a new technique and I am going straightaway and looking up videos on it! I always like to discover new artists! Hope we swap again! = ) ♥
Comment: Thank you Nancy, GREAT JOB! Love the colors.
I thought this was going to be an easy swap. Ha
I've been having trouble. I love the sewing on paper but I haven't figured out how to get the stitching looking good on both sides. My first paper was too heavy, I've made a FEW out of light weight paper that look great, but not too sturdy. Finally made one I am happy with (the other style, no stitching.
And got a little surprise today, I looked iyours over again and found a new pocket on the back! Yeah! Thanks again
Comment: Oh I just love the ATC you created. It is so clever how you made it look like a window. I often watch the Robins in my yard through the window so this little piece of art is just perfect. Thank you so very much!
Comment: Nancy, your care is BEAUTIFUL. It looks like a card from a high-end stationery store. Love the colors you used and your interpretation of 'A' . . . you taught me something about the ships! Thanks bunches.
Comment: OH My Goodness Nancy, I have no words to describe how much I love the Snippet Roll you made me. It is truly a work of Art! I love all the different vintage laces, embellishments, buttons and you even put the vintage images on fabric that is amazing. This is absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my ❤️. This will be lovingly be displayed in my craft room so I can look at it every time I come in here. Thank you gifting me those fabric images as well as the vintage trim and those wonderful stamps. This was a very special swap for me that I will cherish this always💕💕💕💕
Comment: OMG everything about this parcel is fantastic. Starting with the elusive bioluminescent life stamp on the envelope to every single item you sent. The card is spot on! love the front and the aggressive looking eagle picture on the back. The papers are amazing and I love the cherry pie card. I love subversive cross stitch. If you do end up in Florida you have to let me know (sounds a little stalker-ish.) I was in your neck of the woods a few months ago on a spontaneous road trip (no itinerary) (I know, stalker-ish statement.) I'm too lazy and non-committal to stalk anything but a great meal.
Response: Next time you're up this way, let me know...I can rustle up something edible anyway!
Comment: Oh Nancy...the little cross stitch! You have no idea how happy I am to have it! I fell in love with your collage when I saw it on Flickr, and it's even more awsome in real life...you are simply wonderful. Love the gorgeous extras, too...you are simply the BEST swap partner!
Comment: Nancy, thank you so very much for the awesome 5x7 journal page. When I saw it on Flickr I really loved it! I love the image of the ladies holding out their skirts, and the quote is perfect! Really enjoyed this swap! Love the little paper pad that you sent...so pretty! Thank you...great swap!
Comment: Thank you Nancy for this beautiful Vintage journal page. You did an amazing job and I don’t care if it’s upside down it’s absolutely gorgeous! I love the paper you used with festive birds on one side and those adorable TH paper dolls on the other side. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas 🎄and a Happy New Years 🥂 I also love the beautiful Christmas card you made thank you so much💖
Comment: Always such a pleasure to receive your work, Nancy; you're one of my favorite artists here on swap-bot. Your attention to detail, color choices, EVERYTHING is amazing. I always feel lucky when you're my sending partner. Thank you so much.
Comment: I love the tag you made! All of the layers are beautiful and the ephemera matches so perfectly. Thank you too for the new map cards for my collection, I really appreciate it! I do have one from Antarctica, but not this one! What a rare find, yippee!! Thanks again Nancy and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for such a nice glue book ! Just my style. I especially love the old photographs. I'm the same way with magazines. So many uses. If you have anything you want to pass along I would greatly appreciate it. I don't have much of a stash. Hope to swap with you again soon !
Comment: thank you so much for these BEAUTIFUL coins!! I love the birds, especially the tiny kingfisher, and your use of gold leaf on the edges is lovely and matches the BEAUTIFUL little bag they're in, and also thank you for that, and the tags and beautiful notecard, and for taking the time to tell me about St. Louis. Your enthusiasm is infectious. Can't wait to go and again, thanks so much!
Comment: Nancy, it is beautiful. What wonderful work you always do. Always look forward to your ideas. Thank you for a wonderful swap and the resend. You are an angel. And the journal is very cool.
Comment: Nancy, just my style! I love this journal so much! Thanks for taking the time to make this special for me. This really is the best journal someone has made for me ! I really like the Asian stamps and paper. Everything flowed together beautifully. Great Job ! TRY TO STAY COOL ! HAHA
Comment: I am told colours really pop once you have had the cataracts done. Bonus being if you wear glasses, the lens they put in make them redundant except for reading. Thanks for a fun card, I do see the kitty... Retirement rocks! Hope you see yours soon!
Comment: Nancy, the pages you sent are great! I particularly love the apple tree music page covered by a napkin with...apples! You have such a wonderful way with your artwork...I'm always thrilled to be your partner. And the little flower-covered note pad with famous quotes...it's in my purse, and I want to bring it out just to look at, several times a day...but I don't want to write in it, because I might mess up it's gorgeousness! Thank you so much for being...YOU!
Comment: Oh Nancy, how I love this lovely spring bird ATC card...both front and back! Very well done! I would love to see this beautiful bird. Nancy, this little summer journal is so, so beautiful! I love every little thing about. Just beautiful and I love it. Thank you so very much!
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful pages. I am with you, I really don't know right now what to do with them. And I just love the little summer pocket journal - how cool is that!
And thanks for telling how you created it. This was an extra special package, wish I could give you a dozen hearts. Hope someday I can send to you! That would be fun. Thanks so very much.
Comment: This journal page is such a beauty! I have such curiosity about "old" Cuba...to think that it all came to a halt to suddenly. It seems to have been a lovely, pampered, upper-class existence for the people in that category...teatime on the lawn, be still my heart! Nancy, thank you for always sending the best artwork, and the best extras...you are a jewel!
Comment: Nancy, it is always a pleasure to receive a swap envelope from you...I know something amazing lives inside! This journal page is adorable, with it's red checks (I know...what is UP with al the red gingham?) and darling retro housewives. Of course, my favorite is the lady toasting bread by the flame of her welding torch! You are one of my very favorite swap partners...thank you for always being amazing!
Comment: Oh Nancy! This is such a beautiful junk journal...the first I've ever seen outside of YouTube videos! I keep picking it up and turning the pages...and each time, I find something new! Thank you so much for always being an inspiration, and for always sending fabulous extras, too...that Asian paper is to die for, and the thought crossed my mind that it could actually be framed. It's always a happy mail day when I see an envelope with your name and return address!
Comment: Oh, Nancy this is absolutely beautiful! I really love it. You put so much love and labor into this and I will cherish it forever! Every time I thought I had flipped everything and seen everything, I would find something I missed. Even the packaging was lovely, including the stamps on the envelope. Thank you so very very much!
Comment: Lovely - and extra credit for the Andrew Wyeth stamp. The Denver Art Museum had an exhibition of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth (father and son) last year, which included the painting on that stamp. One of the best shows I've seen.Check out Jamie Wyeth's "Seven Deadly Sins" series, just fabulous.
Comment: How ya doing Nancy? Thanks for the nice "Put a 'Number' on it" postcard. I agree that Pi is an astonishing ratio and the golden ratio is another one. I was a good math student in school, so I've had a love of ratios, sequences, and all manner of geometry in general. In art I am excited by all that is Sacred Geometry. . . . . Happy New Year to you as well!
Comment: IÂ´m totally speechless in front of your amazing package!!! You were supposed to send me only one ATC, but you sent me something so much more. First of all, the ATC itself is so very beautiful and I love the bird and the vintage ephemera youÂ´ve used on it. But the book and the papers are something I just donÂ´t have the words to describe... You are so generous in sending me all this wonderful stuff and I canÂ´t say thank you big enough. But I hope you know how happy you made me, and I want to send you million hearts and a HUGE THANK YOU! All the best for the new year and happy swapping!
Comment: Nancy, this tag is so beautiful! I love everything about it...the embellishments are perfect. I'm actually hanging this beauty on the tree, as an ornament! It is such a pleasure to have you as a swap partner. ETA: this was already written, but not "saved". I'm happy to know that I didn't completely forget to rate you!
Comment: This book is so very lovely...you chose the most wonderful images and sayings. I hzveloved fairy tales since I discovered a whole wall of them at the neighborhood library ... the gold lace cover is exquisite...you are certainly a master at this ...thank you for this keepsake... my fairy name is iris crown whisper! Ps loved the words sheets
Comment: What a wonderful surprise to open this white on white flip book. You have really gone above and beyond with the profile based details and the pretty assembly. I want to give you more than hearts, Nancy! Thanks for a swap like we used to do in the old days.
Comment: Hi Nancy! I love Halloween too, so your VJP in the Halloween them is adorable! I love how you built a little library for the 3 children to be spooked by and tucking the little tags behind some of the books is brilliant! Even love what you did with the back. Thanks for a great swap and for the little extra cards as well. Cheers! Laurie
Comment: I love your ATC! I loved your interpretation and the quotes you used - perfectly "totally tacky". And the best goodies -- thanks for reading my profile, I really loved all the paper critters and the so very charming chickens! Thank you so much!!
Comment: You spoil me Nancy! The ATC is amazing. I love G45. Their colors are always so beautiful. Thanks for the ephemera! My favorite is the old journal pages with the writing. My husband and friends think I'm crazy for liking this kind of stuff, but I don't mind because then I don't have to share with them. Lol Enjoy the Fall weather!
Comment: I just received your postcard and it is so awesomely beautiful! I love the cotton paper from India, too. Thank you so much for the postcard and the extra beautiful papers. I hope the weather improves out there, that relief soon comes to everyone.
Comment: Nancy, I'm always so happy to find you in my mailbox! You never fail to send lovely, creative things and inspire me to try them as well! Your framed autumn poem and the beautiful background of your journal page go so well together. Thank you as well for the gorgeous notecard and the pumpkin napkin so I can try one for myself and for all the sweet little poems/images I can use. Your packages are such a joy to receive; thank you, my friend!
Comment: Wonderful to hear from you again! I do love halloween and Graphic 45 and Poe and this wonderful wonderful flip book you created for me. Love the little poems tucked in and all the glorious extras-thanks for sharing and Happy Fall!
Comment: This is the first swap I've received that absolutely exceeded my expectations. I am so impressed. I love it. You have raised the bar on zines :) And I love the extra goodies. I already used some picture corners for a 'Draw a picture' swap I will be sending out Monday. The mini clothes pins I use for hanging postcards, drawings and extra special ATCs on strings on the wall. Thanks again, this makes up for all those empty mailbox days!
Comment: What a darling journal page, I love it! And how awesome you have your class photo on it! I can't say enough on how much I love it! Even the back is adorable!! Oh and the frenchie images... to die for! Thank you for everything!
Comment: Wish I could give you more hearts! I love everything you sent! I now have the beginnings of a new stash! The kitties are too cute!
We too are experiencing the heat and humidity has been unbearable. First time in a long time I can honestly say I am looking forward to the rain!
Comment: Nancy, I LOVE the big hair zine! And the ATC is incredible...even the mice are adorable! True story...when I was in 7th grade, my family moved into a temporary rental home on the less desirable side of town. Some of the 8th grade girls, who were what we called "tough" back then, used condensed milk to add volume and stickiness to their hair so they could achieve the most astonishingly tall hairdos. Well, I don't know how often they washed their hair, but I know for a fact it wasn't very often. Sadly, one of the girls was sent home from school when a spider's nest full of eggs hatched and cascaded down her neck and...well, all over the place. Believe me when I say that it reinforced my need to wash my hair every single day.
Comment: Oh my gosh Nancy...what an awesome flipbook! So very pretty...I love it so much! This is the first flipbook I have ever seen and it is spectacular with all the sweet little surprizes on each and every "page". Very nice work. I love the gold touches. Seeing yours makes me excited to get started on the one I'm making. I am glad that I have such a great example to follow. The printed fabric extras are so sweet...love them so much! I can't wait to use them in future projects. Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap. I am in awe of how special this swap is. You deserve 5 hearts for this one!
Comment: Beautiful page, Nancy! I really love it. The colors and design fit my journal perfect! Yes, our spring season feels pretty tropical, ugh this humidity is awful! Next week we'll be climbing into the 90's and Texas summer will begin! Thanks for joining the swap and I hope you join the next one! Thanks also for the little goodies. â¤
Comment: This is one of the coolest envelopes ever. I was smiling before I even opened it up. The ATC is amazing. You did a fantastic job with this technique. I love the colors you used.
Thank you for the skeleton leaves & note card for me to use.
I would give a dozen hearts for this swap if I could.
Comment: Thank you so much, Nancy, for the beautiful mail art! The "surprise" inside could not have been more perfect! It is exactly the kind of treasure I dig for at thrift stores and estate sales! I enjoyed your note so much - especially the story about the Fish in a Tree! Happy Summer to you!
Comment: I am absolutely in love with my flag! I think every piece is so perfect and so me. I love the colors, the theme, the dollie, the ribbons, just the entire piece. I am currently putting together a new art room and I will proudly hang this beautiful creation. Love it, love it, love it! Many hugs and hearts, Mona
Comment: Wowsa! Nancy! I've never, ever, in all my swapping days, seen anything as amazing as this! How did you make the little window, so the slide is visible on both sides? I mean...I guess I know HOW, but what made you think of it? Your mind is a wonderful place. I just love the journal page...I adore camellias, except I wish they would last longer...and the gold flake is the perfect embellishment for this beauty. You ROCK!
Comment: Perfection! Your Red Riding Hood VJP is gorgeous (I'm not surprised ;+) It looks like you actually painted the background trees--did you? Love the way you framed your creation and added, 'Once Upon a Time . . . ' It was so whimsical the way you tucked a little image into a back pocket . . . just lovely. Thank you so much, Nancy; I love receiving your work.
Comment: Oh Nancy, what an absolutely beautiful ATC! Your bluebird image is perfection, you added music for birdsong, and I love those glittery little flowers. And what a lovely quote--the blue on the bluebird's back is the sky! Such a thoughtful presentation as well. And now on to the extras: WOW!!! I am so thrilled to have those lovely papers and can't wait to use them. Wherever did you find that gorgeous bee tissue? I'm hoarding it! Thank you so much for everything; this was such an amazing swap.
Comment: Love my Butterfly ATC is so beautifully put together. I love the floral look with the butterfly! I LOVE the birdie envelope you put it in........... beautiful colors. Also, Thank u Thank You for the extra goodies. Love the one from the Japanese Dollar store!
Comment: Nancy, I am loving your "Bird on a Heart" you created... Thank you sooo much for the beautiful bird on a heart and the awesome little booklet. I need to learn how to make this cute booklet. I always enjoy having you as a partner. : )
Comment: Dear Nancy, thank you soooooooooo very much for this great package! LOVE it! And what beautiful extra's have you sent with it - WOW! Thanks for spoiling me so much! Greetings from a fairy-tale-snowy-white Zweeloo :-) <3 Ellen
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful ATC! And thanks for the mini book, patriotic paper, and your kind comments! I'm with you on the drawing. Thank goodness for collage art or I would be in trouble. lol
Comment: The moment I see your name on the return address, I know I'm in for a treat...and these gorgeous winter pages are no exception! Each is beautiful in an entirely different way, and your attention to detail is perfect. Thank you for two more fabulous pages, and for the terrific extras as well!
Comment: Opened that mail box and said out loud, "Beautiful." Your lovely PC just went to the top of my favorites...and I send oodles of hearts and many hugs for every detail that makes it so special, Nancy...from the gold leafing to the perfectly chosen Japanese paper and Eliot quote. Splendid, dear swapper, just splendid. ðŸŽƒðŸ’›ðŸŒŸ jinanne
Comment: Nancy: These two pages are just gorgeous! I love both of them so much. Even the back of them! Your colors and embellishments on both are lovely and I love how you gold embossed around he edges of one and then just randomly on the other. Thank you so very much for a beautiful swap - and your envelopes are so pretty - I got a template from Paper Source to make liners for envelopes but I don't have an actual template for the envelopes themselves - something to add to my wish list! Looking forward to swapping again soon with you. cheers! Laurie
Comment: Nancy, what an absolute pleasure to receive a swap from you again! Your bird card is simply gorgeous. The background fabric is so pretty and the little leaf at the top is the PERFECT accent. Also love the little rounded corners--I always forget about doing that! Thank you also for the sweet Jetoy card (I love those) and, most of all, your kind note. Hope we can swap together again . . . soon!
Comment: Great to swap with you again! Love the colors and composition of this ATC! Such fun images and texture AND love that you sent extras of this Graphic45 paper-it's one of my favorite collections. Thanks for sharing and hope to swap with you too again!
Comment: Ty ever so much for the beautiful ATC. LOVED it. Ty for the extras as well, very kind of you. As for our courthouse, its under construction at the present time, like complete construction. You are so lucky to live so close to so many craft store. I only have Wal mart 4 miles away, and it doesn't carry much crafts. I wanted to open up a craft store in my area, but i think I would put myself under...LOL!!! Happy swapping.
Comment: Oh Nancy! I only wish I could give 1,000 hearts...your beautiful ATC is, well, beautiful! And the gorgeous blue tatted trim...and the vintage embroidered lace diamond (with a D!)...simply amazing. You made my day. I sure hope you share pictures of your fabric journal as you create the pages.
Comment: I thought I had all ready rated you. I recd your wonderful album last week what a nice surprise and what a great job you did, being it was your first. I just loved it. And the antique handkerchief was even a nicer surprise. Thank you for your generosity. Have a wonderful day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Nancy, it was so great to get your fun envelope today and see the really cool papers you chose as extras...and then arrive at your beautiful card! I'm surprised to hear you say you haven't worked in green much, because the palette you used is just so nice. Love the little flecks of gold leaf! Thanks for your nice note, too--it sounds like we have a lot in common, and I will look forward to maybe getting to know you a little better in our next swap. :)
Comment: Oh, Nancy! Oh my! You so far exceeded the requirements of this swap...I'm almost speechless...you made a BOOK! Everything you touch turns to beauty, and WOW, is this album a beauty! I wish I could give multiple hearts; you surely deserve 100 or so.
Comment: Beautiful Grey PC! Oh, to know the life of the person in the wonderful photo... And the location... And... :D. Vintage ephemera is so fun. So glad you are interested in the work Isabelle de Borchgrave - I saw it at the Legion of Honor years ago and was Blown Away!
I absolutely love what you sent, my gosh I don't know where to begin your collection of stamps are awesome and I love how you match the stamp with the theme of the book page ðŸ’• Thank you
Comment: Ah, Nancy...as usual, you've sent an envelope full of beauty and joy. How I remember that teenage angst...big girls DO cry, and quite often! Your beautiful vintage photos are so touching...the Inuit girl can't be more than 14 or so! And the tatted trim is to die for. I'm trying to learn the art of tatting, and although I'm pretty proficient at most forms of needlework, this one eludes me. I will keep trying...to make beautiful trims such as this is a dream. Thank you for another spectacular swap, dear Nancy!
Comment: how amazing is this swap...? and how amazing was the precious album you sent to very lucky me...it is a treasure...what an imagination you have...I didn't want to stop reading..where was a page on violet??? picture were so perfect and the way you arranged everything...ok call a publisher and get busy writing a book just like this! thank you so very very much...and for the wonderful heart tags...
Comment: I am so happy with this PC Nancy. I am glad you decided to send it in a envie, it would have made me sad to miss some of the pieces. I had to laugh, we both did feet on a octopus! (Is that a stamp? cool!) Sorry you had to pay postage twice but I loved every bit of it. Please let me know if you visit the Art-O-Mat!
Comment: Hi Nancy. Always such a sweet day when I see an envie from you in my mailbox. You created another beautiful treasure to add to my ATC collection. I adore this new G45 Paper collection and have it on my Paper Fairy wish list for sure. Thank you so much my friend. xoxo
Comment: Ah, Nancy, thank you for a delightful swap. I love your rendition of the swamp with all the critters poking their heads out, & of course the fireflies! Really appreciate the thoughtfully chosen postcards too; each one a treasure, & I'd never seen the Warhol crab before. I Like the stamped images & postage stamps on your envie as well. When are you coming to La Florida?
Comment: Ah, Nancy...each page is spectacular, and will make such a wonderful addition to my 4x4 albums. Thank you so much for all the beauty you send my way (and I, for one, am thrilled that you live near a Paper Source...that navy and gold piece is ah-mazing!). It is a joy to see your name on the return address!
Comment: I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Extra special in every way, from the ATC itself, to the lovely little note (thanks for the compliment), to the paper, to the fabulous envelope-this was just super special. Thank you so much
Comment: Just beautiful! This was so fun to receive in the mail, thank you! I'm hoping that, if I can work in research, help prevent and treat lingering symptoms like the ones you mentioned in your letter! So much research is needed for tick-born diseases, and so much points to lingering infections and a need for updated lab testing. Anyhow so glad to add this card to my binder and hope to swap again in the future :) hugs!
Comment: Nancy - received the beautiful "bird" pages you made and love them both. I wish I was creative enough and brave enough to try some new background techniques - yours look great! And love the Jack Kerouac quote tucked into the corner of the red one! Was fun swapping with you. Cheers! Laurie
Comment: I just loved the postcard you made! I can never think outside the box that way, but I am very impressed, especially with the little cutout of you, and the ancestry message....because they were, we are. Very well done. One of my favorite gifts!
Comment: Oh Nancy...it's every bit as beautiful as I knew it would be! I also save everything I might ever possibly, conceivably use on a little piece of art, and I hope that 100 years from now there are bidding wars for all the beautiful little art pieces we've created! Thank you so much for sending me such beautiful things!!!
Comment: I Love the card Nancy, and it's always interesting to here how it all comes together. I like to explore through my stash to find the right pieces for my project also. To me, half the fun is finding the right elements and rediscovering stuff I have forgotten about heehee. Thanks so much for a great card. OH, I love the lace you sent too, especially the tatting!
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes! I am waiting to open them, but I'm sure I will love whatever is inside - the outside is decorated so cute!! Thanks! I also love the dragonfly you put on the back of the envelope! So cool!! :-)
Comment: Wow this card is so beautiful with so many great elements, ( not to much at all ) I love it and can't wait to add her to my collection book..Great extras too, along with a kind and caring message,,Thank you for all
Comment: Wonderful! I love it. The design works together beautifully. And those neat extras. What a wonderful gift. Thank you for a wonderful swap. I have missed swapping with you. And yes the weather has been beautiful this fall.
Comment: OHHHH Nancy these creations are Spooktacular !!!...G45 is the only paper I buy anymore...and all the cute extras...I've sat here and looked at these for the longest time...I am definitely gonna display these..probably forever!!! Thank you...â™¡â™¡â™¡
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing all those very cool Halloween elements with me !! I need to find another Halloween swap! Now about that sublime steampunk eek! I love all the different and very very cool parts of it ... Just wonderful great job! Thank you so much ... So glad to have you as a oartner
Comment: Nancy, Wow what a treat it was today when I picked up my mail and your lovely envelop was there. Thank you so much for such an awesome ATC...just gorgeous! I love it so very much. I wish I could give you 5 hearts! Every bit of the package was wonderful, from the decorated card and envelope to the great paper and washi tape... I am so impressed! I have always admired Graphic 45 paper, but never had any until now...love it! Thank you again!
Comment: Nancy thank you for the great pocket letter. I am getting ready to do my very first one and I am a little nervous and excited at the same time. You really sent some very useful items. You always do such nice swaps, Thank you again. I hope to swap with you again and again.
Comment: Uhm, Nancy? Do you know how fabulous you are? Holy cow! What a GORGEOUS pocket letter. Wowza, wowza! It's 2 sided AND each side is one of my two favorite colors! Thank you so much. It's so cool the way you put things on the inside and the outside of the pockets. I'm going to take my time to enjoy this beauty. Thank you again. You really brightened my day!! XOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXO
Comment: Nancy, your ATC is gorgeous . . . So many layers--each one coordinating with the next. That little vase of flowers is amazing. Love the 'paper ric-rac' and the definition of 'beautiful'--so well put together and pleasing. AND thank you doubly for all the little goodies you enclosed! I already have BIG plans for those little German hearts. Wonderful swap; thank you!
Comment: WOW,wow,wow! thank you so much for this wonderful Gelli book! your papers are amazing, you put so much effort into this. I keep looking through my little book. I will certainly be checking Barbara Gray's site. I hope I get you as a partner to return something lovely to you! hearts to you my friend.
Comment: Nancy , Thank you for the wonderful cabinet card ATC. It is so beautiful, I LOVE the way you designed it. The gold embossing on the background makes everything just POP OUT!! Thank you for a great ATC and for the fun extras...: )
Comment: Nancy I DO like her! Thanks for sending me such a gorgeous ATC! And like you said, the Dylusions spray ink has beautiful colors! And I love the silver touches too. What is that? This swap is outstanding in every way; thanks also for the cool stickers and your letter :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! I really really really LIKED it a lot. I love the use of everything- and the ornament, I loved it. Thank you for the lovely letter as well. I hope we are future swap buddies. Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic envie and all the wonderful goodies inside! I love love love the stamped images on the envie and the ones inside and all the other great items are so my style, thanks so much!!!
Comment: Nancy!!! This ATC is amazingly beautiful--what a creative approach for this swap! And your extras are perfect--will certainly be put to use. I wish Jackie could see what you created because it is incredibly creative and beautiful. How do I give you 100 hearts?!?!?!
Thank you beyond words!
Comment: Nancy, Thank you for your lovely vintage rolo and the extras . I really like the stenciling and the vintage collage. Oh, I love the lace on the backside too. : ) Awesome, mail art envelope and card.
Comment: I accept your postcard except the envelope! LOL Just kidding! Couldn't resist! What a beautiful postcard! And envelope too! I think it would have survived the USPS but you just never know. Thank you for the extra goodies. I love glow in the dark so I hadn't showed the stickers to my daughter, just yet....I promise to share! :-)
Comment: Nancy, what a wonderful package I found in today's mail! Thank you so much for a beautiful tag--such beautiful use of layering you did! And the extra Graphic 45 papers are wonderful--especially as I have none from Artisan and This Old House collections and would love to have them. With the two Artisan pages, I can now join the swap using that collection. The tag is gorgeous and earns the 5 and heart, but the papers are a special treat on top of that! Thank you more than I can say! And it has been quite a long time since we've been partners in either way for swaps. It was nice to see your return address as I knew something very nice was inside!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC Nancy! I love all the extras too, especially the receipt and, strangely enough, the envelope that you put the stamps in. Lol Love the sound it makes when you open it. Happy swapping.
Comment: Beautiful twinchies, Nancy! The "strip" puzzle theme is something I will have to "steal" and use! I actually thought you had sent 4 twinchies because the package of extras fit together so nicely! Thank you so much and hope it's not too long before we swap again! Take care!
Comment: Oh Nancy, this ATC is just down right adorable! I do like the "Hilda" drawings so well. I also loved the little history lesson you gave me in your nice note. Everything from the gorgeous envie to all the special treats inside are just fabulous. Thank you so very much!!
Comment: Oh Nancy what a beautiful atc, I love the bunny! You did an awesome job! Thanks for all the extras my goodness. I love all the speciality papers the textures are so cool. The tags is awesome and thanks for the website for images I am always looking for those. I agree with yah I'm ready for the Tex/Ok heat too except for the tornadoes, lol. Thanks a bunch ðŸŒžâ˜€ï¸ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Hi Nancy! I love the bird envelope you sent me! I had quite a challenge figuring out how to use 8 stamps and make it work. You did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for all of the stamped images. They will get used :)
Comment: Nancy, this is exquisite! I also love orchids...and used to have quite a few beautiful orchids. However, when I moved to this apartment...the one flaw is a lack of natural light. No plant life survives, sadly. I have substituted silk flowers and greenery, but you know...it's not quite the same! I adore everything you make; it's like you have magic in your fingers! And that gorgeous red and gold embossed paper...yummm!
Comment: So beautiful! Seriously, I do not think saving paper for nearly 40 years is obsessive at all! When I moved back to Portland from Delaware (we moved ourselves, unlike the move to Delaware, which was deluxe all the way), I left my bed behind in order to fit my saved boxes of recipe and magazine clippings into the moving van. You can always get another bed...
Comment: I love the ATC! And I have been so pleased with our swaps. You have such a wonderful artistic sense. I have the yellow PC where I can see it while crafting. It has such a positive feel to it. Thank you for the ATC and the extras!
Comment: Ah, Nurse Nancy, your beautiful "Vintage Nurse" ATC and (most especially) your lovely note have made my day! As I write this, I am at my daughter's house, while my granddaughter baby-sits me. (She is 11 and clearly much too mature for a babysitter.) My daughter (who turned her can'ts into cans) is in Scottsdale for the weekend, being honored by her company...she is in the top 10 mortgage loan producers nationwide for her bank! I love the cards you made for your students, and will leave this one here for Lisa...to remind her that she is an inspiration to others. Thank you for another completely amazing swap experience...I wish I could give many, many hearts!
Comment: Hi Nancy - My heart exploded when I received your swap. The happiness just from admiring the envie alone was such a joy. I sit here with trying to come up with the most admiring words to explain your swap and what it meant to me. You put an entirely new level on the meaning of a beautiful swap. This by far is probably the best swap I have EVER received. Your note stationary is far to beautiful to write on. I will be framing it with some added details to be displayed in my craft room. Such a gorgeous note card. Then the tiny note card. Again, so beautiful!! Your lovely note you wrote to me is so sweet. I am placing that one in my journal, probably next to the tiny bird note card you graciously gave me. Now...Words fail me to tell you how gorgeous your vintage pocket ATC is. I have never seen one that actually resembles a matchbox. Stunning in every detail, oh my!! It is beautiful in every way Nancy. Oh gosh, I can't stop saying "beautiful". My next pocket ATC I will be using your technique to share with others. This ATC will be displayed on a tiny wooden frame also in my craft room. This by far is to exceptional to be stored in a binder. Saying thank you is just not enough rating your swap. Please always remember what a joy you gave me with all this beauty. Truly inspirational. You have such amazing talent. And oh yes, the altered mouse trap was soooo fun to make and want to do another very soon. They are darling. I hope you try one. If you would like and you have time we could do a private swap on a mousetrap. Nancy I send to you more hearts than you could ever count. Thank you. I hope you realize the joy your creations give to others and that others truly appreciate how special your art is. Many hugs !!!! P.S. Sorry to ramble on your rating. : )
Response: Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! I loved making it for you. :)
Comment: So very lovely...I also embrace the concept of Wabi Sabi (although I didn't realize it had a name and was a real "thing"!), and the worst thing in the world (a slight exaggeration) is "art" that is completely symmetrical and scrapbook! Is that a word? Scrapbooky? That's what my first year of ATCs looked like...I made little mini greeting cards, kind of, and passed them off as ATCs! As they say on TV, "the more you know...". My mom collected green stamps too, and bought me a record album of Richard Chamberlain singing "Love Me Tender". I had such a crush on Dr. Kildare!
Comment: what a wonderful, wonderful postcard. I actually sneaked a peak at your Flickr feed and was excited to have the postcard come in! It might be a good idea to give the final card a wash with modge podge or switch to a glue-ier glue - the astronomers got lost along the way :( Love the card - thanks for a great swap :)
Comment: Hi Nancy . . . please forgive the late rating! Your card was just beautiful--the sweet yellow daisies were lovely. I also really enjoyed your handmade card and the special note about the local artist whose art graced the card. Many thanks!
Comment: Nancy, I just LOVE this Dragonfly ATC. Lots of different techniques and layers. The colors are just fabulous and the embossed dragonfly on the back of the card is just too cute.
Thank you so very much for everything. The vintage postcards and the mail art envelope, I LOVE THEM !!!
Comment: I am twice as fortunate to receive two of your gorgeous creations in one day. So so beautiful. I wish every month I could add one of your beauties to my collection. Thank you for every spec of this lovely swap. I appreciate everything including your awesome talent.
Comment: wHAT A FUN SWAP FROM YOU The fish is very magical looking-I can see why you were drawn to it! And the Poe stamps-oh my gosh-thank you soo much-what a find-thanks for sharing. Like the card and papers you included too-and the great note!
Comment: Nancy--she is dark and I love her that way! She is also beautiful and you've made a lovely ATC by using her photo as the focal point. I love the layers, especially the one that is sheer with the tiny lines. And the colors in each layer are perfect--a gorgeous woman and ATC! Thanks very much--going to display this one in my art room for sure! Also--I love the three little charms and will put them to good use soon! Thanks!
Comment: First of all, I LOVE this gorgeous ATC! All the best art comes from "winging it", don't you think? I never know...I sit down at my horrifically cluttered craft table, and one thing leads to another (well, I do start with an image that I've printed...but the details are ALWAYS "by the seat of my pants"!). I adore...and have never seen anything like...the beautiful folded-paper Christmas tree; it is exceptional! I look forward to many wonderful swaps with you in the near future, Nancy!
Comment: Oh my Nancy you sure sent a wonderful swap thank you so much. I love the vintage pink ATC you did a great job! I love all the extras and details you put in the card, so lovely. The envelope and the card were awesome, all the sewn pieces on the card, I absolutely love it! Thank you for all the textured paper, handmade envelope and I love all the vintage images they are great and the lace as well love it all. I wish I could give you more hearts you sure deserve it. You put a lot of work into my swap and I appreciate it very muchâ¤ï¸ â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Comment: Wish I could give you more hearts!
Thank you for a beautifull ornament and the garland. They will look great around my tree. Also thanks for the note and postcards.
Happy holidays and I hope to have you as a partner again in the new year.
Comment: Nancy, thank you for the beautiful ATC with the two photos of best friends! I love the little girl with the dog, and think you are right about most people in vintage photos rarely ever smiling although I've never known why. Perhaps it was so new and a rare experience that they were uneasy about posing for this weird "machine." At any rate I love the ATC and the little extras that I'll be using soon in my creative endeavors!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Unfortunately, it arrived pretty torn-up :( You might want to try sealing your collages with mod podge or something similar before sending them naked! (That's what I use--never had a problem with them getting ripped up) Added 12/2: Thank you so much for the second postcard!!! That was totally not necessary--I understand that things happen in route that are completely out of our control! But I love the new card a lot, and I'm happy to tell you it arrived in perfect condition :)
Comment: Nancy, it is such a joy to open mail from you! Your envelopes are simply beautiful, and the handmade cards inside are fabulous. Then come the twinchies...omg, adorable! Right up my alley, since I truly am a cat lady (and mine are the long-haired useless kind that don't chase squirrels or any other creatures, except catnip-stuffed mice)! Thank you so much for another wonderful experience...your work is amazing, and your extras are perfection!
Comment: The large card is as lovely as the small one! I too have been running the swap theme right through to the envelope.
Right now we have been having torrential rain and some flooding in areas so I can honestly say we are not having drought conditions. We did have a lovely and dry summer though.
Thanks again for a lovely swap.
Comment: A beautiful "Fall Party," ATC, Nancy--I love the background from your gelli plate. (I am hoping Santa will bring me one!) I haven't seen the leaves image on Graphics Fairy and am going to look for it immediately. Thanks for all the little extras, as well.
Comment: what a wonderful swap...thank you so much...that envelope was just gorgeous..as was the note card...the touch of fall in a sleeve extras..so thoughtful and that beautifully designed card...love it...so glad to have drawn you as a partner...thanks for the sweet note...thank you nancy
Comment: Oh, wow! I hated to open the envelope...it is so beautiful! But I got over that, cut one end off so I can use the embellished parts in other swaps (I'm thrifty that way!), and dived right in. What a beautiful card! And the BTC is perfection, as I knew it would be...I don't know that I could be happy as a gypsy (I need my roots, you know), but the lifestyle is strangely appealing to me. Maybe it's because they take their homes with them, wherever they go. I'm not impressed with the gypsies on reality TV; I like the gypsies of old! Thank you for some wonderful stories, and of course for your beautiful artwork...you are a joy to swap with, Nancy!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous package! I love the envelope, the card, the twinchies, and all the extra goodies! Yes, the drought is terrible. We have a dead lawn, dead flowers, and dirty cars! I love Halloween too. Thanks again, Marjorie
Comment: This is a great PC, I love the images so am glad you didn't start over. This was a more difficult group of images to find. Please do not feel you need to send another. Magazine pictures just do that sometime.
Comment: Nancy, thank you so much for the beautiful ATC...both sides are spectacular! And for the lovely vintage German scrap, from "yesterday". I agree that time flies...so quickly, alas! Everything was lovely...especially the handmade card.
Comment: Hi Nancy! Thank you very much for the very lovely ATC! I super appreciate you personalizing it for me - the orange, the dog, the great quote! I also love the card and envelope you made. Gorgeous. Thanks too for the little extras! XOXO
Comment: I love the ATC you made and the beautiful handmade card! Delicious colors and wonderful paper. Thank you hardly seems adequate. The cowgirls are fabulous and such a pleasant surprise. Have to think of a project where they can be front and center. Thank you again, you made my day â™¥
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard, Nancy! I love collage postcards. I will have to pick up a copy of The Tenderness of Wolves...sounds like something I would like! And thank you for your sweet comment about my Flickr photos :)
Comment: This is an incredible atc! I love the little "gentleman" and the older young man! And how clever the way you have put them together on the atc! 50 hearts for each side! (And I would love to take an English class with a zombie theme!)
Comment: From the outside in (gorgeously decorated envelope!), this is a fabulous swap to receive! Beautiful ATC (I actually buy pressed flowers and ferns from an Etsy seller)...and so many amazing extras. Thank you so much for being a very special swap partner, Nancy!
Comment: I was happy to host this swap. Irena deserves to be immortalized, even if it's on an ATC. I plan on keeping yours out, so that I can tell people about her. I'd like to host this every year, so more and more people will hear about her. I love your idea to ask a speaker to come to your college. Thanks for your letter and stories; very interesting. I would have remembered that "incident", too.
Comment: Loved the card you made It was awesome. I also got some of the lace from the Dollar store and was disappointed when I got it home now I see what it can do with just a little ink on it. Thanks.
Comment: WOW! You started getting ribbons for your scrapbooking at an early age. My sheep, Grandma, helped pay for my college education. I love your Ben Franklin story ATC, and all the extras. Thanks so much.
Comment: What a lovely ATC! Very well done. A great addition to my collection. I appreciate the time you put into this meaningful card. I also enjoyed your letter and the papers you sent. I will happily use them. The tea is on the table for my morning cup. I look forward to trying something new. Thank you for a great swap!
Comment: Nancy - I am so lucky again to receive another treasured piece you created!! Not only do I adore your ATC, it adds so much more having the story go with it. Then you add a gorgeous note card and embellishments. I feel like it's my birthday. Thank you ever soooo much. I truly appreciate all the time and effort you put into your swaps. It means the world to me.
Comment: Hi Nancy, I LOVE your GoRGeoUs ATC!! All the layers, images, colors, lace, detail, etc. It becomes more beautiful the longer I look at it. I also adore the story of the lady on the back. Thank you so much for such a treasure to add to my collection. I also thank you for such sweet compliments you added in your card along with the special tuck in's. Your envie made my day!!!!!
Comment: These were wonderful-not only did you send me one but two. Very creative the way the opened up with a little tie closing. And the Poe one will have a place in my Poe Shrine-thanks for being a good partner and sharing!
Comment: I do remember Betsy! My Mom used to get the magazines and order some of the patterns. That was how I got started with needlework and crafting. I still remember ordering the troll doll clothing patterns from them. Boy, that sure dates me, lol!
Comment: Please see the second message I sent today. Your card and all the extras were incredible. You are an AWESOME swap partner who definitely went above and beyond. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Comment: Hi Nancy! Beautiful ATC! I not only love the vintage bird, I love all the extra little touches--the notes, the birdhouse--everything works together in sync to create a lovely final product! Thank you so much for your hard work on this ATC; it's definitely a keeper for me!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the gorgeous Fox ATC! I just love the creativity in it and how you printed on the textured paper. Just lovely! Thank you also for the rubber stamp, papers, letter and Dr. Seuss card. I've seen quite a few foxes in the last few years and about two years ago there was a mother fox and two babies near our home. We used to see them quite often on our way home. One of the foxes played with my friend's outdoor cat quite often. She had pictures of them playing. It was so cute! Thanks for a great swap!
Comment: The art was very beautiful and the poetry was the embellishment. I did not mind at all that the binding was already there. (It was a great issue on mine). Thank you for such a great effort! A Heart for you.
Comment: What a wonderful package arrived today.. Must have come by pony express or laid in my post office for days before delivery. It is postmarked Jan 13. It usually only takes 3 or 4 days. to come from TX. Whatever, it was certainly worth the wait. Love the ATC and oh the book page and the napkins are really fantastic. All is much appreciated and will be used with glee. Thank you so much for telling me about how you made it. Would love to do that.
Comment: Oh My Goodness!!!! I am just floored at your package and wish I could give you so many more than one heart!!! The ornament is beautiful and the extras are just perfect... I will use every little scrap :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it...happy holidays!
Comment: I apologize this ATC has been setting by my Bible for a few days I thought I had rated, please forgive me! It is beautiful love it and the extras! Especially the piece of newsprint! You deserve extra hearts!! Thank you so very much!
Comment: Hello lovely lady! Thank you so much for the inchies and the extras as well! I loved reading your letter too. It is now summer in Australia. Glad you learned to say "Mel-bin"! Ha ha that made me laugh. Big hugs to you, Kelly xxx
Response: I am SO glad you got them!
Happy holidays :)
Comment: Nancy I love her ATC---the colors work so very well together including the birds, I see a flock of birds taking flight on a beautiful blue skied autumn day. I may think autumn because we are in that season, but the background is darker and appears to be without leaves. Does the come anywhere clos to the story you were trying to tell? Thanks also for the little extras--the napkin can be attached to paper make a card, ATC, tags, etc.
The others littled items will come in handy for decoupaging anything. Thanks, and I hope you've had a good week-end!
Response: Pretty close! I was seeing birds carrying morning on their backs to the sky. The field is lavender, so it's late summer early fall. :) Thanks for the nice comments!
Comment: Hello, thank you very much for your parcel! I love your ATC and extras, also I'm happy that you included a letter. In high school I'm taking extended course of biology and I'm currently learning about bacterias and diseases they cause so I absolutely love the fact that you refered to yersinia pestis!
Thank you again :)
Comment: Thank you for the really great ATC and the lovely letter. You wouldn't recognise Christchurch now as alot of the buildings have gone - just alot of empty blocks now. Of course our botanical gardens are still beautiful however we had very strong winds the other day and alot of trees blew over in the storm. I love the Nat Geo papers you sent me. Must try that as well. Take care. Leonie
Comment: Hi Nancy, I just received your ATC this morning in the mail. It's just lovely thank you so much and thank you for the goodie bag and the adorable card as well! Have a wonderful day and thank you again!
Comment: A heart is not enough! I can't tell you how happy I was to receive all your stuffs! The ATC is wonderful and I was so happy with everything because here in France it's so hard to find Halloween stuffs! I especially like the napkins that I'll use to decorate some things for my house and for my scrapbooking. Thanks a lot, you're wonderful!
Comment: Hi Nancy, thank you so much for the ATC's. they are both beautiful! I love the printed transparency and what are you doing with vintage Aussie stamps?? Lol! You have done them proud and I have them safely displayed in my collection? ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable ATC and wonderful story about Hamlet! You are so imaginative! :) The cat pc's are lovely and I thank you so much for those and the stickers for my daughter. I know she'll love them! Thanks!!
Comment: Hello Nancy, I got your swap today. Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and the note you included about it. I think it's great!! I also love the little envelope. How did you make it? I LOVE all the extras as well and I would be very happy to do a private swap or to have you as my swap partner anytime! Many hearts ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
Comment: I loved the ATC it was awesome. I really like the back picture of RoseDanjou. A lot of thought and work went into this one. I also loved the extras, the tags r way to cute! thanks for new ideas.
Comment: Thank you so much for a fantastic package! The ATC is great, and the stamps are just amazing! I also loved the postcards - the Mona Lisa one in particular made me smile. I would like to write back to you as well, as we do have plenty in common.
Comment: Hi Nancy, thank you for your lovely package. Wish I could give you many hearts! Love your ATC, letter, postcard & stamps (which will be cherished in my collection) I guess that ladies with some years like you and me understand the life and fame of Marilyn a bit differently than young girls who are hoping for to be famous.
Comment: first i'd like to thank you for a truly great atc...love the way you created what looks like a real book cover in such a tiny space...the shells are perfect and arrived in good shape...I love shells...I don't know where that beach is but we just returned from Sanibel...lots of shells there...the book plates were so beautiful...what a treasure...and thanks for the lovely note...this was a really great swap.. how lucky am I???thank you so much
Comment: Thank you Nancy for the awesome ATC, I love the naration on the back. Gives it so much more meaning. And when all those Butterfly's came flying out of the envie, I was in butterfly heaven. they are all so pretty. Love the fancy papers as well. I will surely use them all.. thank you again so much.. Oh and for the letter too! You over did yourself and I am happy I was the recipient.
Comment: Yes-When I say my favorite is turq now I say teal or aqua-because people do think of th jewelry. Very nice Atc-love all the stuff going on-the diff textures and all! Thanks a bunch for the extras-red napkins for my stash and the great yarn for my tassels on bookmarks-etc-Thanks for swapping!