Comment: Thanks for a delightful swap package! I love the ATC -- especially the way you printed the row of houses -- very cool effect. The overall atmosphere of the snowy winter night is exceptional. Thanks also for your original art greeting card. I remember liking her on your Flickr. She will go in my album of favorite hand-made cards. Thanks also for using postage stamps. They are all lovely. You were a great asset to this swap and I thank you! <3<3<3
Comment: Oh Linda, I could not have received a more perfect canvas if I had made it myself! It is stunning. Truly. You already know I love the color combo but the knight really, really sets it off beautifully. I was going to ask you how you made him and was thrilled that you had included that info in your note! I sincerely love it. It will hold a special spot on a bookshelf in my medieval bedroom. Thank you so much for a perfect canvas and thank you for hosting this!
Comment: I was so excited to see an envie from you in the mail today. I just adore both cards and always cherish the ones from you. I am glad you are still doing art my friend. Sage still speaks of you and you will always be her secret fairy! The fairy on our Christmas tree is velthemia and I smile every time she goes up. Many thanks and please let me know if you ever need supplies. Blessings, Mona
Comment: Thank you a million times for the amazing sending :)! I canÂ´t believe that IÂ´m so lucky to get not just one but two incredibly beautiful bookmarks! The Moomin-one has got lovely autumn-colours and I love the quote on the back. And the fairy one is just stunning! We also seem to have a lot in common, as I collect Moomin-books too, only with different languages. Thanks for reading my profile with such a care. IÂ´d give you ten more hearts if I could. Hugs and best wishes!
Comment: what pretty shaving cream background ATC's you have sent me - love the stamps on each
and thanks very much for considering my allergies - these will not bother me with smell
heart to you
Comment: Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! You sent so many wonderful things! I'm afraid that my package won't measure up to the goodies that you made for me.... I love the pieces to frame - and you sent twice as many as we agreed upon! They are all so beautiful - once we move I want to mat them in black, frame them, and then hang them all in a grouping in our new house! And thanks for the bookmark and the card - I love each and every item you sent me! You do beautiful work and are VERY generous!
Comment: The nicest little mini-book ever! I loved the two ATCs and will display them in tiny easels in my doll's room for a while. So cute! And the bat necklace is really sweet. I also love the bookmarks and the fairy rubber stamps! You did a great job and I enjoyed getting this book so much! A million hearts to you!
Comment: It is such a treat to receive holiday greetings in a language other than American!!! Thanks ever so much for the exceptionally cute card. Best wishes for great holiday celebrations to you and your family.
Comment: LOVED!!!! the pc's and bookmarks you sent, my mother also loved the one of the bird, she also loves her cam and if she sent out more mail would also be tempted to do something similar with her photos
i just want to let you know that i have received my stunning bookmark, i absolutely love it, this heart is for the bookmark because i love that it is handmade. i have received the other parcel as well.
Comment: These inchies are even more gorgeous in person! I love them! So, all the detail is stamps? Just the backgrounds are watercolors? Whatever - they are super and you did a great job! Thanks so much for agreeing to swap with me!
Comment: Hallo Linda,ik moet mij heel diep schamen.Ik heb je prachtige kaart allang ontvangen en de ratings doorgegeven.Alleen ik was vergeten de save in te drukken.Hoe stom kan iemand zijn.Mijn broer zou zeggen:BLOND!!!Maar gelukkig wordt het onderhand al aardig grijs en wijsheid komt met de jaren zegt men.
Comment: Absolutely wonderful! I will use everything. Probably the best little package I have gotten all month! Thanks for taking the time to look at my profile and send things that are PERFECT. Love it all!
Comment: thank you so much! this is honestly one of the prettiest cards i've ever seen :) i'm glad i opened it early because i'll be able to look at it for longer! i hope we both have great birthdays :)
Comment: Hi neighbor!! Thanks so much for the beautiful inches - my favorite is the one with the divided brain - altho I do think that chocolate takes up much more space in my brain - I'm sure it does!!
Comment: Heya, I know that the note you put in with this swap said that you weren't entirely happy with how your ATC turned out, but I have to say that personally.... I LOVE IT! First off of course, there's the ego trip from seeing someone emulate my art. But what I totally love is your attitude to it- For example, my partner was @Emika. I looked at her ATCs and they are mostly fabric ATCs, I am TERRIBLE with fabric and sewing, so my reaction was "Oh my God!" and I did a watercolor copy of one of her fabric ATCs. I love that your attitude was "Oh my god I've not tried zentangles before", and then you went for it!!! I'm so glad that one of my ATCs inspired you to try something different. Your ATC is definitely one of my most treasured! x
Comment: Once again the Swap-bot computer assigned you as my partner in a swap, which is OK with me because I love your work. I really like that even the small pieces were made from a paint sample. Very clever.
Comment: Way above and beyond what I was expecting to receive for this swap...a fabulous envie of items. I was thrilled with the atc and the bookmark, and the postcards and other items are amazing. You are so generous and thoughtful. Thankyou so much.
Comment: Oh Linda, what a beaut! I always feel blessed when I receive handdrawn ATC's and this one is just gorgeous. Baie dankie skattebol - jy het my dag gemaak :) EDIT: Oh, sorry. Still a nifty card :) I'll have to try this with stamps too - thanks for teaching me something :)
Response: Thanks for your rating. I don't want to spoil your day, but it is a handcolored rubber stamp!
Comment: Thank you so much, I LOVE the ATC you sent!!!! If I could give you a 100 hearts I would!!! lol...I would love to correspond with you since we have so much in common. Are you Willing? Please contact me at [email protected]
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card, my son like it very much because the glitter is his favourite! And I love the post stamps
Hope you have too a wonderful christmastime with your family
Comment: Dag Linda, bedankt voor de mooie ATC,leuk randje! ik ben mee gaan doen omdat ik het leuk vind om wat van de diverse staten te leren....Ik ben begonnen met alle staten-ATCs dus het is niet zo erg dat ik niet alle bloem en vogels-ATCs meer kan krijgen.
Comment: Hello Linda,
As always, another quality ATC from you for the State Bird and State Flower series. This one you sent has the beauty of the large yellow flowers overlayed with the state bird. This will be a great addition to my series as it will add positively to it. Look forward to swapping more with you, not only on this swap, but in other swaps. Glad to be back swapping with you after a summer break.
Comment: Once again, you have sent a fabulous package. The matchbox is beautiful and filled with the best goodies ever!!! I was thrilled just to know you were my partner before anything arrived. You are such a fantastic partner! The crystals are so very beautiful and I have a perfect craft thought for them. I also want to thank you for thinking of Sage. She will be so happy when she comes on Friday to see a package for her. Yes, she still loves fairies and has started a BFF Club (Best Fairy Fan) club with the neighborhood girls! You are truely a wonderful person. Many hugs, Hearts and Blessings to you.
Mona PS-I will have Sage send a picture of her Fairy House she made
Response: Thank you so much! It's always a pleasure to make a surprise package for you.
Comment: Wow! This swap turned out to be even better than I had imagined! VERY cool bookmarks! I love them all! I'm gonna have to run a few more of these swaps...it was really fun... and I got GREAT stuff! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for making the extra effort (and skinny's) for this swap. I know what you mean, sometimes an idea just doesn't work. This skinny was just fine, do not worry, I enjoyed receiving it. Thanks again.
Comment: Hello Linda,
Hope you have had a wonderful vacation. Our vacation was wonderful and we will be returning in October to the same area to celebrating my brother's retirement from the military and on to a new career. Thank you for your awesome New York State flower and State bird ATC. As always you put in great effort and quality. Your ATC will be a great addition to my State Flower and State Bird ATC Series and your ATCs stand out in a positive manner. I look forward to our continued swapping experiences and friendship. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping to you. Did you purchase state paper in the Netherlands?
Comment: Hello Linda,
Thank you for the lovely ATC you designed and created for this swap. As usual, I love the small square representing the symbols of the state. I like the way you arranged the violets on the page and used violet paper on the background. The addition of the goldfinch and then the gold stars and hearts to add sparkle just made the ATC. Look forward to swapping more with you as it is such a pleasure. Look forward to sharing some of my swaps with you in the future too. Watch for 2 swaps to appear in June hosted by me.
Comment: Hello Linda,
Thank you for the lovely Nevada State Flower and State Bird ATC you designed and created for me. I really love the map you get from the wrapping paper as it adds to the ATC along with the individual bird and flower you do yourself. Your ATCs make a positive difference in State flower and State bird collection. See you around the Swap-bot World. it is always a pleasure to swap with you.
Comment: Hello Linda,
Thank you very much for the nice skinny you made for the Letter L. I love the way you featured the varied leaves from big to very small. I will proudly add this to my Alphabet Skinny Collection. I enjoy swapping with you and look forward to our future swaps. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!!!!!
Comment: Apparently my brain has been non functioning because I completely thought I had rated you for the fantastic skinny you made for me. I want to apologize profusely for that. Thank you so much for the stunning skinny, I absolutely love it.
Comment: Hello Linda,
As always, it is wonderful to be the receipient of another piece of your art. I'm really enjoying this series and I enjoy putting together skinnies that feature different items that start with whatever letter is being featured. Thank you for introducing me to a new bird that is only know in Europe. Let's keep swapping and I know that this will happen as it is such a pleasure to swap with you. Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: Hello Linda,
Thank you yet again for a great ATC for the "State Bird and State Flower-Minnesota" Swap. I like the use of the alcohol ink with sliver on the background--it gives it a nice shiny space to then put your flower, bird, and map square of Minnesota upon it. I have many of your state ATCs in my collection and I am grateful. This will be another great addition. I know we will be crossing paths again. However, until we do, Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: OMG awesome! thank you so much for my snorkmaiden ATC she is very cute! and and extra special million thank yous for being my angel for moomin mama ATC - I love her, she's soo georgous! you deserve many many hearts!
Comment: BIG THANKS for the lovely ATC :)! I really love it; it is made so neatly and with care. And the extas; WOW! The Beatrix Potter-glossy pictures are soooo cool and the fairy-card just perfect for my postcard-collection, so IÂ´d give you more hearts if I only could... You really made my day :)!
Comment: Hi Linda,
WOW, You have really had to send to me in so many swaps. LUCKY ME!!!!
I love the Fairy stamped images you sent me. I don't have any that you sent me. Which made it so fun. Thanks for the extras you sent too. That was sure nice of you.
Have a wonderful Day.
Your skinny is so pretty. I love how you have some areas black and white..and the Fairy and the other little friends are in color. Great idea!!!! I will have to try that.Thank you VERY much for the post cards. That was such a nice add in as a Extra. Thank you so much.
Have a Happy 2010..wishing you good health and all the joy.
Comment: Your card was such a joy to receive! So elegant and skillfully made, and of course featuring the delicious Mr. Spock on the front... *sigh*. Thank you for creating and sending me such a beautiful swap! Happy New Year :)
Comment: Hi Linda.
I love the darling inches you sent me. So, pretty and cute. Love the cute fairy stickers. Thank you so much for the extras and your great work.
Thank you Thank you.
Comment: Dear Linda,
First of all, thank you for your patience with me in getting your rating done for this swap. Thank you for the piece of art you created for me for this swap. I will happily add it to my Skinny collection. More specifically it will be added to my A-Z Skinny Series. The use of wings on the bird egg was a clever idea. Happy Holidays.
Comment: I love my swap but I have never had a bad swap in this group. Thank you so much it was so thoughtful. I am not leaving the group unless I'm asked to. I love it. It touches so many places in my geeky creative heart.
Comment: I love my card, you are always so creative. Sage loved her skinny and now that she is reading, used it as a bookmark. As always, thanks so much for the fairy items. Sage is writing her own fairy book and using the items. Happy Holidays my friend. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Hi Linda! Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card, I love it! Thanks also for the adorable dutch stamps on the envie! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season and happy 2010 too! Hugs, Margarita xo
Comment: Love, love, love the bookmark, You did a fabulous job on it! Thanks again for yet more little gifts for Sage. She will love the skinny and the fairy stickers. You are a great swapper and friend. Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving. Mona
Comment: Holy Amazing ATC! This is so cool! At first, before I read your note, I thought it was for the Egyptian/Horus ATC swap I was in, and was confused cause it wasn't Horus. Ha ha, long day, sorry! But you did a fantastic job and it's very inspiring to me for future ATC's, so thank you so much! :)
Comment: Hello Linda,
Here we are again, partners. Well, like every other ATC you have done for the State Bird and State Flower Swap, you have done another great job on the state of Illinois. I will proudly add your Illnois ATC to my ATC collection, more specifically to my State Flower and State Bird ATC Series. We will be meeting again, I'm sure. So until we meet again, Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hello Linda,
Thank you, first and foremost, for hosting this swap. It has been a lot of fun and I have, overall, received wonderful ATCs. I want to thank you for the great ATC you sent me for the state of Indiana. I love that wrapping paper you found that you are able to cut out each state with varied important info about the state as it adds a lot to the ATC. You do a great job of arranging the bird and flower so they each have their own featured spot and don't have to share space. The gold trim you add to the edge finishes off the ATC. I will proudly add your ATC to my 50 State State Bird and State Flower ATC Collection. I know we will be meeting up again as we continue this swap and I hope we can meet up on other swaps. Happy Swapping!
P.S. I love the cards you are sending along with your ATCs. The photos on front are just beautiful.
Comment: Both my tombstone cards humbled me...I don't feel worthy...you art is fantastic. I received great cards and this was such a difficult swap for me, I know I didn't measure up. But thanks for the awesome card.
Comment: I recieved this swap some time ago, added a delightfully well made oak leaf to my collection. what I cant believe is that that is your first stuffie. Its lovely! Really well made. Thank you very much.
Comment: Hello Linda,
I am interested to know what motivated you to host this series since you are from the Netherlands? or are you from the U.S. living in the Netherlands. I am really enjoying this swap and glad that I am a part of it. Your ATC you created for this particular state is beautiful. The larger picture of the flower and bird give a clear idea of what each state symbol look like and since these are the two important features of this swap I think these need to be well featured. I also love small map that shares the state name along with a few other state symbols and the capital. Where did you find that? I am proudly going to add this ATC to my 50 State State Flower/State Bird Series. I hope we cross paths on many more occasions. Until those times arrive, Happy Swapping.
P.S. I also rated you as a host.
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a loot!!! I love just everything, I had to laugh though 'cause I've send gloves in that same spider fabric :-D I love the big soft spiderweb, I think I'm going to wear it as a "shoulder wrap" during Halloween :-) Sarah-Luna was also thrilled with her bat, he's so cute, she named him Tom. Oh and thanks for the big hairy spider called Steve ;-)
Comment: The ATC is a beautiful piece of art. I love the orange and white together. The ATC makes me feel happy. Thank You very much. I love it! What makes it better, is that today is my birthday and this ATC was a wonderful present. Thank you for making my day happy =D.
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful t-shirt that you embroidered for me. It is just perfect for me--a gorgeous tree theme on a deep red shirt. Thanks for an absolutely perfect swap package!
Comment: What an awesome send did i find waiting at the post office for me. Where to begin - the package came in a box that was golden with stars - even the postmaster thought it was fantastic. Once home I found the most wonderful surprise. Each item individually wrapped and in the most gorgeous paper. I was careful unwrapping each item - the beautiful ceramic green leaf, the brown and white cow, the kitty cat face, the kitty towel, the little stuffed moose - precious, button badges, angel tin, note paper, cow face, cow pop up stickers and a beautiful note card with the cutest cows on them. Thank you so much Linda!!! So much thought went into this gift. Thank you isn't enough, and a heart isn't nearly enough.
Thank you ever so much, I enjoyed reading your note with the beautiful card as well. Enjoy your trip.
Comment: Hi Linda,
Thank you for the Lovely ATC of Alabama.
Are you conntinuing to host this state series?
I may have missed your Alaska swap.
It would be nice to have a set of the states.
Thank you for reading my profile and sending the map and bunny postcards for my album.
Comment: Id dearly love to know how you painted the background for this card, it really does have a gorgeous feel to it. Far more than any of my current ATC's get. Thank you very much for the card. I shall treasure it.
Comment: Linda, I just love the ATC's. How ever did you get the mixtures of color on the background. The knot work is fantastic. I adore the little envies with the personalized stamping. It just doesn't get any better. The card was perfect as little Sage has picked out "Rose" for her fairy name. We danced under the full moon last weekend celebrating her new name! Hugs & 1000 Hearts. Mona
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and the postage stamps. Also, I love the tiny little envelope for them. Is that a punch you used to make it or did you hand cut it. AND I love the ATC envelope paper. I have several sheets of that.:) take care
Comment: Hi Linda, Thank you so much for the awesome seagull 3-d card. I love it, and it's so sweet that you noticed that I love the ocean. Oh, and thank you for mailing so quick. Wow, that was fast. Happy Swapping and Best Wishes from Sandy in Washington state U.S.A.
Comment: Thank you- Thank you. Your swap made my day. It was so cool because I have been using copies of the same image to teach art elements to my students. Now I have your wonderful ATCs to show them. I also loved my goodies. If I could I would give you more hearts.:)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard with the pretty stamps! I have tulips in my yard but the deer eat them nearly as soon as they bloom. I love tulips but I do love the deer, so I don't get too mad at them. :)
Comment: I just wrote a card to you today. I love the Eifel Tower and the stars on the back of the Rock card. That is the neatest clear sticker. I have never seen anything like it. Oh and I love the pelicans and beautiful rock. Thank you.
Comment: Thanks a lot for yoursquirrel postcard. Your are very nice. let me know if soemthing from france could please you and if you'd fancy the idea of discovering more about me and my country
Comment: Hello Linda from the Nether land. : )
I love getting mail from different place all over the world. Your Heart post card is so pretty. I love it. Love the added ting heart stickers on the other side. Very nice tough. Have a great Valentines Day too. THANK YOU again.
Comment: I got the Owl postcard today and it was very nice. You are the first swap that I have received that was international, so it was great to come home and find that waiting for me! Thanks again! :)