Comment: Sorry I didn't rate sooner....it it came on a day I was at work and the hubby put it in our hanging file without letting me know!!! Thanks so much for all the goodies!!!! The courage pc was something I need right now!!!! Thanks!!!
Comment: I received the journal and the extras. It's a bit late but still in time for the next swap. Mistakes happen. Thanks :)
Response: Update: I'm glad you got it in time for the next swap. I won't be in that one, but will join the next one you host hopefully. Thank you for the generous rating! -Rachel. 6/12/14Pouffia, you already know, but a group founder wanted info on this rating so I'm commenting here: I packaged but never actually mailed the journal before taking break from swap-bot. The journal is finally now in the mail and should arrive shortly. My apologies, again. -Rachel
Comment: Many thanks for your creatively illustrated zine & story. I really loved it. Thank you for the extra PCs & note card too. Never can have too many of those.
I hope you are enjoying the beginning of Summer,
Comment: I loved reading about the "Nibbins" and the honey bees! Very cool zine! Thanks for all the extras too! We have a huge Sportsman's Warehouse up here in Anchorage, AK. They have some great deals! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks for the postcards. You totally sent ones that will go great in my collection. I really LOVE your zine. The illustrations are great and all the little details about what the clothes are made from. I could totally picture it all. So wonderful! Join us for round 3 too. Here is the link- http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/170732
Response: I am glad you enjoyed the zine. :) Thank you for hosting! Happy St Patricks Day!
Comment: Thank you for the zine. I love the illustrations! ...and the bumblebee hair!! Just great! Also the envie was cute and I almost died when I saw the "Bravestar" postcard. I used to watch the cartoon. I love it
Response: I am glad you liked it! I had fun making it, of course! And I never watched Bravestar, so Im glad I sent it on to someone who appreciates the postcard so much more than myself! :) Happy St Pattys day!
Comment: I loved both your aquarium (I LOVE the background and setup and the fish! You must tell me more!) and the fact that your boyfriend is crafty enough to make you a doll. He sounds like a keeper!
Response: Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed seeing my FISHIES! It's a "small" 10 gal tank. Right now there are 4 fish; 1 neon tetra named Joe, a red wag swordtail named Eric, an orange/black platy which I don't remember exacty kind whose name is pleakley, and the glofish tetra you saw in the photo. There's also a zebra snail named Tiberius. There used to be several other fish, but they died. The 5 creatures left seem to be quite stable and happy with each other though.
Comment: thank you for the lovely drawing, ATC blanks and for up-cycling the card and envelope. I do the same, especially bubble envelopes. Hate the thought of it all going to waste if it is still usable. LOL
Response: You are welcome! I am glad you thought it lovely. :) Thank you for rating, and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome postcard. The Harry Potter stamps are amazing!
I used to make treasure maps too, I loved making mine. :)
It's a shame the coordinator started flaking. I hope you get your PC. If you don't I can angel for you xx
Response: Oh! Thank you for offering! I guess I haven't gotten mine yet. I will keep my eye out for it, and let you know. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Great pictures Rachel! The postcard you created looks amazing! Great job. I love having hummingbirds in the yard. :-) Last year, they've built nests 3-4 times. The babies look so adorable. Thanks for sharing! :-D
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. I love hummingbirds so much! Its fun to hear them hum and squeak at you when you get too close to their food/nest! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic bookmarks :) I will enjoy adding a bit of Trek to my reading.
Response: I am glad you liked them! I must admit I was dreading making them, but once I sat down to it, I had a lot of fun! Nothing so fun as flinging paint around ;) THank you for rating, and the heart!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating... Very Cool Firefly ATCs! Thanks!
Response: It's fine, just as long as you do rate! I rate late a lot too... especially over holidays! haha. I am glad you enjoyed the ATC! Thank you for the heart. Happy New Year! And thank you for continuing to host these awesome swaps! Can't wait to work on the stargate one especially!
Comment: Thank you very much for this wonderful postcard from the fairy tale "The Snow Queen" I love this tale, it was written by Hans Christian Anderson. I also really like Soviet period cartoon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_JG05IAz20
And thank you for such a beautiful Christmas stamps! Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! You're welcome, Im glad you liked the postcard. I will have to find an english subtitled version of that video, thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the page from the book you have been reading. I don't mind fantasy books too. Love Harry Potter. I have given you a heart for taking the time to read my profile and giving the card with the tiger on it. Cheers!
Response: Yes, I was just in Hot Topic, and it was full of Harry Potter loot. haha! Thank you for the heart! I hope you're having great holidays!
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely recycled card front! Very pretty! The casserole sounds yummy! My favorite Christmas food is iced sugar cookies - my mouth waters at the thought! Tonight I made chocolate chip and lemon - very tasty as well! LOL! I am a Cookie Monster! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Sugar cookies are amazing! I love the soft wonderful texture. I am a cookie monster too! My favorite is chocolate chip (nothing beats the classic, I think!) but I also love peanutbutter-chocolateKiss cookies, and Snickerdoodles, and and.. and.. all cookies, i suppose! Merry Christmas! :D
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful Nativity Christmas card & the extra Oriental & queen ATCs and twinchie. I just loved your entirel swap. It was a happy mail for sure.:-)
Snail mail makes the holidays brighter.
A Merry Christmas to you and to your family.
Response: You're welcome! I am glad you enjoyed it. I love receiving happy mail and making it. I'm having a great Christmas season so far, I hope you as well! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. :)
Comment: Hi Rachel, If I could give you more hearts I would! :)I love the hand drawn dragon Christmas ATC! It is awesome! Thanks also for the extra mermaid ATC;s, love them. I loved the decorated envelope too!
Response: Thank you for the intended extra hearts! I had fun drawing that ATC! Merry Christmas!
Comment: You are incredibly talented!! I loved your postcard! I can tell you really worked hard on it. I can't remember my 5 reasons, so here is my best attempt to remember/re-create them. lol. I don't like deep water, I don't have the self-confidence to pull off a shell bra, I am a vegetarian (which would be hard underwater), I'm afraid of the dark and too much of the ocean is very dark, and I could not have my two awesome dogs if I were a mermaid!! : )
Response: Oh! I would miss my chocolate lab doggie Lena! I didn't even.think of that reason! I am glad you enjoyed the postcard! Thank you for sharing your reasons too!
Comment: Thanks again for the lovely ATC and the awesome envelope - you're a real artist :) That ATC-series was great, such a pity there are no more deadly sins ;D
Response: You are welcome, as always. Thank you too. It was fun! I shall have to come up with another series to host. I think maybe the 7 virtues (chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness, humility), or the 9 fruits of the holy spirit. Galatians 5:22-23. Hope you had a good thanksgivign
Comment: What a beautiful themed swap! I just loved everything - i was like that when i was little, forget dolls and give me a dinosaur book any day. The whole zine is so picturesk and you can't do anything else then love it :) You're really talented - you defenetly have to tell me where i can get a copy when it's finit :) Thank you for the swap :) :) :)
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart! I'm so so glad you liked everything! I'm can't remember exactly what you're talking about getting a copy of when Im finished, but I guess you must mean my novel? In which case, I'll post a link to it on my profile. If its ever finished. ;)
Thank you again!!!
Comment: GREAT-great-great Zine!!! I enjoyed your artwork and only wished I could do a mermaid as you did. Your zentangle ATC was pretty cool too. I appreciate the postage stamps. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your happy mail. You've made my day.
p.s. Your Johnny Depp handmade enive was rockin' too:-)
Response: I'm so happy it was so well received! I had fun doing this swap and making all the envies with goodies trying to find stuff in my stash for each person! I'm sure you could draw mermaids too with some practice :) thank you for the heart!
Comment: You did a great job on this, and thanks for sending both halves. My "other" half didn't come out so good so I just sent the one. Thanks for doing this swap with me!
Response: Thank you, and you're welcome! Im glad you enjoyed it. Too bad we didn't get more people in the swap, maybe if it was closer to the actual holiday? Some people have the (incorrect) assumption that holidays should only be "celebrated" around their actual calendar date. ;) haha. Thank you for rating, and the heart!
Comment: great pc - thanks so much! i love Star Wars OT, and gave the prequels a chance, i'll do the same with what Disney is offering ... whatever that may be. i'd have to say my sci-fi heart belongs firstly to Star Trek, but the whole genre gets a thumbs up from me
Response: Ah, Star Trek. Which one is your favorite? I can't decide, but probably place ds9 on the bottom, but only barely. And I have yet to see Star trek movie into Darkness, but Im really looking forward to it! Thank you for rating, and for the heart~~~
Comment: Love her :) thank you and thank you for all of the extras and coordinating :) I'm really enjoying this swap :)
Response: You are welcome! I enjoyed drawing her, it was difficult for me to come up with an idea to symbolize greed, at least, more difficult than gluttony! I'm glad you are enjoying the swaps! :) Thank you for rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC you made me :-) I love it!! Thank you for the extra's as well. Beautiful envelope with matching poststamps, thanks!
Response: Im glad you loved it! I had a great time making it and playing with my colored pencils. :D I forgot how "easy" and fun they are to dabble around with. Thank you for the kind comments and remembering to rate, and for the heart. Happy Swapping!
Comment: I adore the phoenix envelope--most beautiful!! Thanks so much for the extra also, have been to the Fingers lakes, love them. Happy mails!
Response: Im glad you liked the envie! It was a left over coloring page for a group of 6-year-olds, i turned all the left overs into envies! perfect way to recycle them. I've never been to the fingers lakes, but they must be pretty! Thank you for rating. :)
Comment: I wish I could draw. Thanks for the extras. The one with the circle I think I have that as a rubber stamper
Response: You have a rubber stamp of that one?? Thats really cool! I found the image online, I printed off a bunch to collage with. :) And practice makes perfect at drawing, its taken me years! Thank you for the heart and rating. :)
Comment: You did a great job, esp since you said it was your first time doing APC. If you hadnt said so I would have never guessed. I esp like the heart one, but I do like hearts.
Response: Well, I do make tons of ATCs, I've just never done playing cards before! It would be fun to collect a whole deck of them. :) I'm not sure if I'll do it or not though. Thank you for rating, and the heart! :D
Comment: Im sorry this is getting rated late ive been having a problem with them goingthrough so i had to go back and rerate all my swaps thank you so much your mermaid is great , and we all sure do gaze at the moon and stars
Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to rate after having to do it all again! I appreciate it. :) I'm glad you liked the mermaid. :)
Comment: wow-really nice zentangle-I'm still trying to get that down but its fun in the process. Thanks for sharing the extras with me-great-happy valentine's day!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it! The thing about zentangles... is doing it while listening to the radio or watching tv, otherwise I get bored and start making the patterns bigger and bigger and lazier and too quickly. lol. Thank you for rating, and a heart, and Happy Valentine's day to you as well.
Comment: Thanks for the whale postcard, my sister (who is obsessed with whales) loved seeing it! Nice list too :)
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad your sister got a kick out of the whale! I always have tons of whale PCs, because we have so many whales in the Puget Sound in Washington. :) Thanks for rating, and the heart!
Comment: This has quickly become one of my favorite swaps. Thanks so much for the funny piggy card! It is a keeper :)
Response: Yay! I can't wait to get one myself, and to get my original one back eventually! You're welcome for the piggy postcard. I thought it was quite hilarious! Thanks for rating, and for the heart too!
Comment: love it! I think I would have added just a bit of color like maybe her hair or crown.. I think that would have made it POP.. I love the crayon page..lol That would be a neat back ground! and the play money!
Response: You're welcome! Perhaps you're right about the color, but I guess ya gotta live and learn, and next time perhaps I shall. :) The crayon page was something my sister did with a new box of crayons she got, she had to try out each and every crayon!!! Thank you for the heart. <3
Comment: Thank you so so much! I just love 'my' set of rainbows. They are so simple and yet so so perfect!! I am so excited to put them in my collection and I will never trade or give those away. I just love them!! Thanks again!!
Response: Wow! Such a compliment! Thank you so much. It totally rocks that you love them that much! They were fun to make. :) Thank you for the heart also!
Comment: This is the most amazing postcard I have ever gotten!! Do not think that I am joking, I am not, I am framing this little work of art and keeping it. Your take on the word was so clear. I was showing it to my family and everyone loved it. Thank you so so much!! Just amazing!!
Response: Oh wow! Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it! I ended up googleing images of ruined cities to try and get a feel for drawing them, I'm not too good with architecture! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :D Thanks for the heart also <3
Comment: Love the rainbow mini worry dolls. Thank you for the swap:)
Response: The dolls are super fun and cute! I love them, but I can only make one at a time with long breaks or my eyeballs start bleeding. Well, not really. They're really pretty fun to make. Thank you for the heart! <3
Comment: Wonderful drawing, Rachel; thank you! I was in Spokane and Pullman this summer (there was a little wheat there), but we didn't get to the coast. I love your area and envy you your maritime fests. Kathy
Response: I'm glad you liked the witch. I too love my area of the world, and try not to take it for granted. I know Montana to be gorgeous as well though! A lot less people around, I think. :) But I would surely miss the ocean if I lived there permanently. Thanks for the heart <3
Comment: thanks for the beautifull earrings,
on transportsadly two of them broke
Response: Oh no!!! How could them break? Surely the postoffice is a cruel group of people! I shall resend some more! Thank you for the heart anyways though! I dont know how I got it if the earrings are broken though! o.o
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the fun Halloween ATC! Love the ghost as well! TY also for the note and extras, all are appreciated and how fun that your sister has the same name as me! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like the ATC(and the ghost!)! I always think its fun to know people who have the same name as me (although it can also be confusing, especially if there's even more than 2 in a group!) Hugs to you as well. Thank you for the heart<3
Comment: Thank you so very much for the train card. My grandson and I will have fun adding this to our collection.
Response: You're welcome! My dad is a total train-fanatic so its fun to know there are other people into trains too! I'm afraid it's somewhat of a dying hobby I think? But I'm glad you can enjoy it, and thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Love how you did the "growth of nature" card,,,very clever...and thanks for the other goodies...hugs 'n â™¥â™¥â™¥'s
Response: Thanks! so glad you liked it! :D
I procrastinated and had to just force myself to sit down and just do them! otherwise I woulda been late. but after starting, both ATCs went really fast and well! I love doing altered text. it really "clicks" in my brain, i guess? :D happy summer!
Comment: I like the ATC very much. I might have to try one like that! Thanks. I almost forgot th thank you for all the goodies, too. I love the assortment!
Response: Im glad you liked it and the goodies. its fun to find random odds and ends on my messy chaotic craft table to add to envies before I seal them! :D And I do love making altered text atcs so much! Can't wait for another swap like this one. :)
Comment: Wow...I did not realize so may different things could go into a smashbook. I now know what to look for. Thank you so much.
Response: I have just started my smash book, and I guess anything that can be glued or tucked into a pocket and not be too bulky can go into a smash book! Some people have "themed" books though. l didn't know what you would want, so I just sent a bunch of different and fun or strange words and stuff. :)
Comment: I was so excited to open this card! I laughed so hard when I saw the "action figure" take over the crabs! Ha Ha, so clever! All the flower pics were so pretty and the mountains reminded me of when I lived in Utah. I didn't realize there were such large ones in WA. very cool. This was such a fun swap, thanks so much for setting it up for us. I just love looking at ppls. pics. I really enjoyed yours!!! -Elle :)
Comment: CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE.......Love my red text ATC.......Thank you,and btw--this is soooooooo cute â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I'm so glad you loved it! I had SO much fun making it! :D I wanted to keep it. lol. Thats the problem with making atcs, I usually want to keep instead of trade! But I so often get great atc's back, so its always worth it. :)
Comment: Rachel!!!! Thank u extremely much for such a beautiful package!!! Im so pleased with it!!! The stickers are great and the cards are rock man!! Love the red mushroom card so much, great choice thank u thank uuuuy
Comment: Wow...that is a great first sentence of an intriguing atory...nicely done... Really like this card and the precious card it came in..want to say that I love doing collage and those papers you included are great can't wait to use them...thanks so much