Comment: Thanks for the fun happy mailer mail, Amanda! I love it! From what I've seen everyone picked the same color scheme!! Anyway, Yeah, the humidity and heat are doing a number... I keep finding places and things growing mold! Vinegar to the rescue! Still prefer it over winter. lol.
Comment: What a fun swap this is! I love your doll, and her pocket heart, colors and stripy legs! Thanks so much for making her for me! It got really hot and humid here too, almost finished me.... We are getting some much needed rain now. Phew.
Response: Our flowers are grateful for the rain this weekend. You are welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Funny story: I opened the card and found the butterfly in two pieces with a broken rubberband, and my immediate thought was, "Oh, thank goodness!" lol The same thing happened with the one I sent to my partner. :)
And, yes, I had to make a couple and use a lot of trial and error to get one to kinda sorta work. I had a lot of fun with this swap, though, and I love your butterfly! The colors are so pretty. I'm going to replace the rubberband and have fun with it. Thank you for all the work you put into this, for the pretty butterfly, and for the cute stickers, too!
Response: Oh bummer the elastic broke! The ones I received were duds too. I can get the butterflies to flutter a bit on the table but not actually fly. I’m convinced the ones in videos online are fake. LOLOL Oh well! It was a fun experiment. 😊
Comment: Oh this little triple pocket is so cute! Thank you Amanda. Love the paper you used and the little goodies you had tucked away for me. And your idea of filling the little notebook with collage papers was brilliant - I will definitely use those. Thanks so much for a fun swap!!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun washi + stickers. AND: cool crossword puzzles. Sweet. Fab evnie too by the way. (We did a big month long Costa Rica trip a couple of years ago -- I was scouting to see if we wanted to live there for a year a so. It wasn't actually my kind of place, but was fun to visit.)
Response: Oh fun that you’ve been to Costa Rica too! I was mostly looking forward to the sloths! 😍 Thanks for the heart. Glad you liked what I sent!
Comment: These are beautiful tiny file folders, Amanda! I love and appreciate all the work you did on them! I can't even choose a favorite because they all are so amazing! Thank you so much!! Thank you for your note and decorated envelope, too, and you used a droid stamp!!!
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my! You spoiled me. The pockets are so pretty...all my fav colors. Your gelli paper is gorgeous! I am assuming you also used a gelli print to make the flowers...so pretty. I can’t believe you made the gnome stamp. Thank you so much for creating for me. Love it all!❤️
Response: Yes, I used a gelli plate to make most of the papers for the flowers. They are too much fun! Carving stamps is fun too and pretty cheap to try with dollar store erasers and a Speedball carving tool set. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hey Amanda! As I was walking across the street to check for mail I said to my son 'I think we're safe from any more wintery storms now. And there was your envelope of spotty goodness! And so you feel pretty safe from winter now too. Must be time to dig out the flower pots and lawn chairs, yay! I think it's so sweet that your hubs wants to create a garden for you. I've been planting any and all perrenials I could scrounge, trade or obtain in ways both underhanded(from abandoned houses) and aboveboard, sales mosty. Once they are planted it's up to them to survive. Once I see they can survive I will get more. LOL I haven't even written about the swap yet! I loooove the googly eyed chicken best, of course! so perfectly hilarious and cute, they all are, the giraffe and all the glasses wearing cuties. Oh ,and you lovely flower creations, so sweet. Thanks so much for a thoroughly enjoyable swap.
Response: Love the story! Glad you liked the stuff I sent! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: That otter Washi tape is adorable - and good use of the bird Washi & the envelope to make the tree. Love the little purple flowers (and thanks for the layered flowers you sent). Your envelope is in my fave colours - red and yellow!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the clippings. And for. If it's all right, of like to write the joker! That was a nice surprise! Your envelope is beautiful. I wouldn't have noticed the stamp is your hasn't pointed out out. It's amazing. If it's all right, I would like to write back😊
Response: I think your rating got a little mangled maybe when you were writing, but glad you liked it! And yes, you are welcome to write anytime. ❤️
Comment: Great pocket book, Amanda! I love the color combination and all of the flowers!! I think I will add it to my journal! And thank you also for all the tuck-ins - love that pink color!! Addie is such a cutie!! And really cute envelope!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for your extras :) and I like also the same series (I finished few weeks ago Queen's Gambit, and few month ago Stranger Things, indeed I like also the reference to the 80's)
We can also exchange teas if you want, I like discover other than the one I can find in Belgium
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the cute ATC, I love the little flowers you made & the stickers too. I haven't watched the new Animaniacs yet. I'll have to go & hear the new theme song. Thanks again & take care :)
Comment: I love these envelopes! The heart space for the address is so perfect, love that technique! Also thank you for the fun extras. Great swap! Edited to add: forgot to mention how much I adore the flowers you made!!!! SO sweet and I can't wait to use them!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Amanda and thanks so much for the really cute seed packets. Fun to "meet" another Stampin' Up alum!! Your packets are so colorful with such fun embellishments and lots of great goodies inside for me to play with! I love the paper flowers - did you make them? They are great! Thanks for a fun swap and tell your neighbor Addie that she is a real cutie!
Response: You are welcome! Yes, I have been obsessed with making the paper flowers, punching them with my flower punches out of gelli prints and scrapbook paper! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the nice selection of stickers! I appreciate your tailoring them to my profile; that was going the extra mile! Maine and the maritime museum sound fantastic. At some point, after Covid is an afterthought, I'll trek northward.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome library pocket, the colors are lovely! Your gnome is amazing! You have made my day with the envie of goodies! I have not gotten a Games magazine in quite some time, this puzzle looks like fun. Thank you again!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I am so sorry about the late rating! I just found your envelope on my desk, apparently that's not the most organized place, and it had been missing awhile. I love your dog themed card, thank you- as well as for the nice note that you enclosed ♥
Response: No worries! Glad it resurfaced. 😂 Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I LOVE the bookmarks that you sent me! They're both so unique. I would never have thought to use tissue paper, but now I really want to try that - so simple and the colors and the torn/not straight edges are so great! And the snarky Tim Holtz saying with the paper doll is so fun! <3 I have a big stack of library books that I'm working through right now, and I'm so excited to have something new to mark my place with. THANK YOU!
Response: So happy you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for this cute winter PC! We happen to be having a green winter this year with some snow days! We are going into a severe storm this weekend with winds up Into 60 K and 20 ft seas. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry. Addendum: I received the cute resend today. Thanks so much!
Response: Glad you got it! Curious to see if the original one I sent ever shows up! Thanks for the heart. Addendum: Thanks for the update! I’m glad they both arrived. Double the fun mail. 😍
Comment: Great stickers Amanda, little Addie is gorgeous! I'm not sure what puzzle stickers are I'm sorry?? But I'm sure I'd love them! Good luck with your new president! 😀❤💜
Response: There are two brands that make a lot of the sticker puzzle books. One is Sticker Mosaics and the other is Paint by Sticker. My favorite ones though are made by a different company and are called Animetrics and Geometrics. Hope you can find one! I'm sure you'd love it too. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much, Amanda, for the awesome envelope of goodies! I love how you decorated the envelope and the Valentine is so cute! Thank you for the wonderful weaved heart, the heart cutouts, and the stickers. Maybe after the pandemic we can meet up for a crafting session--we're not far apart! I hope you and yours are well and safe!! 💗💌💗
Response: Yes, that would be fun to meet when this calms down! Thanks for the heart! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thank you for the cute valentine and the extras. Love the decorated envelope. I have not made a woven heart. One thing I remember doing in school is decorating a brown paper lunch bag to be a mailbox.
Response: Yes! I remember decorating a tissue box to make a mailbox. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Amanda! Thank you so SO much for this adorable ATC!! I just love it with my entire heart! I also just ADORE the cute stickers you also sent me, I can't even explain how happy it made me when I opened this today! I do play Pokemon GO! I would love to add you as a friend on there, this evening I will send a friend request to you!! :) Yay! I am so happy right now, I appreciate you so much! Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart!
Response: Yay! Glad you loved it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you. I really like the papers you included. They are so pretty. I am going to make a junk journal using stuff that has been made for me and I will be including them in that. Happy Swapping
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I loved it all. The envelope is super cute and I love and collect all things snowmen!!! Fabulous! Amanda, carved gnome stamp is incredible. Thank you for the sweet note! I loved it all and I wish I was there to enjoy the snow. Oh, I will put your artistic paper to good use. Thank you again!!!!
Response: Yay! I’m so happy you liked it! It was in the 50s and raining on Christmas Eve and Christmas, so all our snow melted and we are back to green grass. Crazy that my cousin in North Carolina got a white Christmas and we didn’t!
Comment: Hi sweet Amanda! I am laughing my head off at YOUR great page on this deco!!! ROFL ROFL PERFECT! Thank you doll for sending the puppy card and napkin. And YES the CHILD. I am such a geek and I embrace it! Glad you do, too. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: LOL glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for sharing bots of your beautifully colored gelli plate prints with a Cookie monster theme! I love it so much and chuckled when I read that you had a Friesian horse hanging out at your pizza shop recently! 😂
Response: Glad you liked it! You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hello received your swap today..... what a nice P & P postcard.... I shall add to it and send it home....thanks for the halloween stickers and the great Charlie Brown card. Nice swap.... many hearts to you.....
Comment: What a fun Halloween postcard, and It arrived on Halloween! I love the collaged background and the spooky cutouts.We don't usually get very many trick-or-treaters, so I wasn't surprised that we had none. I also adore the vintage postage you used! Thanks again for a fun and festive swap!
Response: So perfect that it arrived on Halloween! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the deco. I love the stamps you used on the envelope. The PO postmarked it on the bottom with their Energy Awareness stamp and it looks like the skeleton stuck his feet in an electrical outlet!
Response: That is hilarious that it lined up like that! 😂😂
Comment: I got your washcloth! It came last week. I thought I had rated, but with sooo much going on with my family, it must have slipped my mind. It was a lovely dishcloth, I was very excited to use it. Thank you sooo much!!!
Response: Oh good! I'm glad it arrived safely! <3 Thanks for the heart!
Comment: The Sudowoodo ATC is so cute; he looks so happy! Thank you for the make up Poison Type Ivysaur, too! Ivysaur is also really adorable, and I love how you drew his flower! I'll have to check out the Pokemon Group you mentioned, too! I love all the stickers that you put on the envelope as well! It was too cute! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful gelli print postcard! I love the colorful patchwork of prints :) It reminds me of a rainbow. I apologize for the delay in rating :( Between a long camping trip and a bathroom remodel, your postcard got buried in the stack of unopened mail.
Comment: Ahhhh!! I scream for a cute PC! I love how the background looks like melted ice cream. I actually haven't played PoGo in a while and while I own a hula hoop, my hips don't know how to use it (though I know how to belly dance lol). Gelli printing though... I'd like to try that!
Response: Glad it arrived! I could use some ice cream right now. It's so hot today!
Comment: HoWdY again and THANKS for a great swap.... I like the pass & paste and will add to it & send it on..... & I LOVE the piece of gelli print you put in the envelope with it.... Many hearts to YOU.....
Comment: OMG!!! This gothic arch is so special to me! I've been having a rough time with depression lately and this really brought some light into my life. I smiled so big when I saw this and immediately texted it to my two best friends. Thank you so much for making my day so much brighter!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you got it and enjoyed it! I didn’t post on IG yet bc I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. Glad it cheered you up today! ❤️❤️
Comment: This is my favorite ATC everrrrrrrr!!!! It's so great. I have to show my husband because when he's talking about something gross I pretend I'm dead just like this woman on the card. I loved the million rainbows sticker on the envie too. So cool you guys are transcribers! I rarely meet any these days. I have an independent contract with an education consultant and I love doing her interviews. If you ever need a hand, let me know. I'm always up for working with other transcribers. Excited about your Tom Baker scarf! Good luck on it! And I've never met anyone with my birthday either! The only thing I know about our bday is that the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk on our first bday! >O :):):) Hope we swap again :):)
Response: So glad you like it! I had fun coming up with my ATC plan. I don’t know if Ken knows any birthday facts about his bday. I’ll have to pass that one on to him.
Comment: awesome atc!!...I really like this fabrics collage with the stitching!...it's pretty cool looking!!....I like the feel of the fab as well...thank you for the gelli print scraps...too...def use those!!...cheers!😀
Comment: The Wooper ATC is so cute! I'll add you as a friend on Pokemon Go next time I log in! My mom and sister play, too, so I'll give them your friend code, as well! I love the stickers you included, too! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for sharing this handmade greeting card with one of your pressed leaves! It’s flattering to hear that you liked reading through my profile A-Z list too. Thank you for investing that time into learning more about me! I’m glad we have all the “P’s” in common too!! I look forward to jammin’ on these unique Bowie ATCs & seeing how they turn out! Would love to learn where you found the other paper dolls of Bono & Prince too - they would be great additions to our JAMS don’t you think!?
Response: You are welcome! 😊 Here's the link to the paper dolls. They're by Heather Collett. https://www.heathercollett.com/#/paperdolls/
Comment: I opened all three today!! Thanks. I'm sending you a small something as a thank you. 😄😄💚 have a great weekend. Lol, how did I rate you for this? I just got it today? So funny, I think I got them all mixed up.
Response: I’m impressed that they all came on the same day, considering how wacky the mail is right now! 😂
PS. Ha! Yes, the artistic one was the room one that I just sent you recently. I did have you for a couple different deco swaps.😂
Comment: Wow! This is the fastest moving deco I have ever seen. I will be happy to mail it home. Stickii is lots of fun. If you sign up for email notifications they do put past monthly packs on sale for half off from time to time. If you do get into Stickii, they come with an A5 sized reusable holder. It is pretty easy to find an A5 sized binder on Amazon, Aliexpress etc.
Comment: I LOVE your gothic arch featuring the nerdy girl with wings. (This totally reminded me that I have that collage sheet, too. I completely forgot!). The background is so pretty and I love the butterfly wings you chose. Thank you so much for contributing to my gothic arch art book! The raccoon and bear send their love.
Response: Such a fun collage sheet. Glad you liked it!
Comment: Hi Amanda! Thank you so very much for the awesome Zetti ATC. It came out so pretty and the flowered Pants are very synchronistic to me right now as I have a Postcard on my desk right this minute with the same flowered pattern on it. I love when that kinda stuff happens, lol.. I hope you enjoyed the theme. Thanks for joining! -Vanne
Response: Oh synchronicity is SO cool! Love it! I enjoyed the theme and will try it again with the ATC Jams zetti starter set later. 😍
Comment: Love it! A particularly great one to put up at work! I just returned to the office, but haven't gotten anything to display ATCs yet. Thank you for the nice note too. Good luck with curbside library books!
Response: You are welcome! Curbside library service was nuts this week. The phone was ringing off the hook! 😂
Comment: Oh I just love your Geli printi g style and feel very lucky you included such big pieces for me to use in my own crafts! I will be sure to mention you when used! I've never used deli paper before. What a great idea!
Response: Glad you liked it! Deli paper is fun to gelli print with. It picks up all the details. And I love collaging with it too because it melts into backgrounds. Enjoy!
Comment: super Cool trio of big hair girls.. so creative in your idea of a beehive! Love the idea of each the same but each different .. the background color are so bright and fun. Thanks for a great jam and especially the “reminder”!!
Comment: Yes, I received your lovely Stickers PC this morning. Gorgeous colours and I love how you used the blue iridescent colour. I have a few Pearlex powders, so will experiment. Thank you for the PC.
Response: I have a few metallic acrylic paints that I love to stencil with as a top layer. Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you so much! Received your tea! Omg, I love your tea choices! I had some tangerine but ran out, so that's a treat. And the hibiscus raspberry sounds amazing! Can't wait. Awesome envelope! Did you decorate it? It's so unique!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked the ones I picked out for you. Yes, I decorated the envelope. I’m trying to remember which one I sent. I’ve been gelli printing, stenciling, and doodling on them. 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for this lil Pidgey ATC, its the first one Ive had since lockdown began and I had to stop swaps. I adore it. If you hadn't have said it was from a guide I would never have known, its wonderful keep drawing.
Comment: They arrived safely!! I’m so happy they did! They’re awesome, thank you so much for going through all that trouble of hand drawing! I am happy to add them to my collection of Nice Things That Make Me Happy :D
Response: Yay! That makes me happy too! So glad they arrived. Phew! I had fun learning how to draw them.
Comment: Woohoo! Your ATC finally made it and I absolutely love the creativity in it. I like the jellyfish ATC and the colourful envelope you sent it. I actually cute out parts of the envelope to use as a border for address labels. Thank you for the work you put into this. =)
Response: Phew! I am so happy that it finally made it. 😊 And I’m glad it was worth the wait and you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thanks Amanda! What a cool deco, I love it! Really well-bound too, it's so sturdy but thin. Is the outside paper wallpaper or something? Really great technique!! Also the cat on the cover looks a lot like a handsome boy I had growing up named Oliver... I miss that kitty! Thanks for sending such a cool deco, I'll definitely enjoy decorating it.
Response: Hi Emma! I decided to use an old cereal box as the cover. I have lots of waxed linen thread for bookmaking, so I bound it with that. And then glued on a piece of scrapbook paper. Hilarious that you thought it was wallpaper. It’s so thin that I keep accidentally cutting up two pieces instead of one and then I’m mad at myself for wasting paper. I’ve been using my paper cutter and putting the paper in while it’s still attached to the pad. 😂😂
Comment: WoW received the FOX today and love love the security paper background... you used some of my personal favorites. haha! this is such a fun use of my brain to use them....
Happy swapping and many hearts to YOU!
Response: Yay! Glad you liked it. You are welcome!
Comment: O-M-G, Amanda! You really ran with this one, huh? What a sweet little birdie card...and the bear waving on the envelope is killing me. Thank you for sending me more Spring. Most of our Spring flowers have already shriveled away and the heat is cranking up (which is OK because apparently the virus doesn't like the heat). We have to enjoy what we can while it lasts. ⛅️🌼🌈
Response: The bear is a new stencil from Stencil Girl! I love bears and had to have it, along with some cute new imaginary whimsical creatures and sea monster stencils they came out with. They are all really fun! And I did a dangling birds swap earlier this spring that I enjoyed so I figured I’d spoil you guys by making a few more in a card version! 😁 We’re onto the daffodil part of spring flowers. Tulips are next, my fave!
Comment: Your envelope flew over here quick! Love the sweet bird card you created! Imma hang him up where everyone can admire him! Many thanks for such an awesome swap! We will have crocus soon, and the daffies are about 3 inches up now...
Comment: Hi Amanda, love the green washi postcard you sent- it's really pretty! Thanks for your note too- it's nice to get a snapshot of how people are dealing with this crisis. Glad your creativity is keeping you afloat! Be well and happy swapping!
Comment: Love this!!! Thanks so much! I do aerial yoga too and want to get into lyra and some acro fire acts eventually! My poi are LED helix poi so you can take them out of the cases and attach micro lights to them to dance with! So much fun!! I'm sure I could learn a million things from you! I definitely want to get into the levitation wand someday too!
Response: I'm not familiar with the Helix brand, but that sounds fun! I have the LED Pod Poi by Flow Toys. Flow toys are so fun to dance with!
Comment: Thank you so much for creating this Bulbasaur ATC for me ! I love it to bits. What a beautiful gelli background. I'm still intimated by my gel plate, so I love seeing what others can do. Thank you also for joining Game Start. I hope you'll have fun with us.
Response: Yay! I was so excited to see a Pokemon on your list of likes. I'm addicted to Pokemon Go. :-)
Comment: Amanda I still watch “the boys” stooges forever! I love your card! The background is great.., the cut out words and heart so cool... and the transfer so clever and creative thanks so much! Love the friendly note ... it brought a great happy smile! : ). !
Comment: Such a wonderful ATC, and your envelope was a work of art in it self. Thank you!
Response: Aww, thanks. You're welcome! Hope you caught the "easter egg" on the ATC. The background paper/painted text still revealed the words "soaring overhead" and so I tried to keep the owl below that when I glued it on, because it was so perfect! :-)
Comment: Hi, Amanda! Thank you for the postcard that arrived today. I love your handmade design! Regarding having to use your husband's old account, just be glad the username wasn't something like c0uchp0tat0 or chopperswapper2872329. ;-)
Response: LOLOLOL You're right! Could've been worse! At least it's short and starts with an A. Just doesn't match my IG name.
Comment: I don't think you have a bad swap name :) It is short and easy! Mine was a HS name, when I was certain I was the funniest person on earth. HAHA . I'm always looking for nice stones. Hoping to find some cool ones here in Germany!
Response: Ha! Not that my swap-bot name is bad, but it doesn't mean anything to me and my husband doesn't remember why he picked it. hahahaha I am usually HooperGirl or Commanda on websites, so it's random, but you're right that it's short and easy, I guess! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark and enjoyed reading your letter..... thank you for the "scraps", I have just started a new throw with "slow stitching" and these will work great. I am in a Slow stitch group on FB if you want to look it up or on Pinterest.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome, colorful papers, Amanda! Each one is so unique. I love love that woodgrain print (is that one of those faux finishing tools?) and the leaves. Did you use real leaves? I tried once and it was no bueno, lol. Thank you too for the lucky cat page - that's going in the file for my next Favorite Things gluebook. 🤗💖
Response: You're welcome! Yes that is a woodgrain tool that I got after seeing it in a surface textures ideas book. I love it SO much. I can't wait to get out my gelli plates and use it again on there. Yes those are real leaves I can't stop collecting them every fall and pressing them in big books. I don't know if you are already doing this, but it helps to do vein side toward the gel plate. I think I forgot to tell you this--deli paper is really fun to collage with. I love how it melts into the background. I use the matte side up.