Comment: Love your take on this theme, Miss Shelli, and the vintage yearbook pictures are just so cool. Believe it or not, I am so old that my senior picture was taken with that same black drape this sweet girl is wearing! Same pearl necklace, too...God, I feel old!
Comment: Oh Shelli, your little works of art are always so quirky and fabulous…I adore the Inkbox cards in general, and yours in particular. I apologize from the bottom of my disorganized little heart for my failure to rate in a timely manner…I continue to struggle with the lack of space in this tiny apartment, and the consequences are huge. I have to search through boxes and stacks every day to make the arty endeavors on my dashboard.
Response: What a relief that they actually arrived to you! Please don't apologize for the completely understandable chaos of moving (in or out.) As you know, I'm going through the very same thing myself. I'm exhausted 24/7, and nothing is where it used to be -- not a good situation for keeping organized, mentally or otherwise. Thank you for the rating, dear friend. ♥
Comment: Nice job, Shelli, Love the vintage feel since I do like that theme.
Hope the move goes well. Give your self at least 3 years to get settled. I'm in my 4th and still working on it.
Response: I’m so happy you’re pleased. Thanks for the kindness. 😊 As for taking three years to settle… I’m starting to think what takes three years is the sorting and packing and prep-to-sell part. Good grief! 😆
I appreciate you!♥️
Comment: Shelli! I adore these fairytale-esque inkbox cards! The thoughtfulness in the way they are put together is your hallmark, and every detail is...is it appropriate to use the work "immaculate"? My very favorite part is the curious birds peeking at the sweet girl...I just love both of them. Thank you for the wonderful work you do, and also for the amazing stack of extras you include with your swaps. I'm just a kid when it comes to the extras...I;m almost ashamed to admit that. And your stationery is gorgeous. I love mine, and I love yours, too!
Response: So happy everything arrived and that you’re pleased! I love swapping art, but it’s a special pleasure to wrap a parcel for you, Donetta. Enjoy!
Comment: I love these ATC coins, especially the knife! Thanks for the zine too; it is so well done. Your packages always look so beautiful.
Response: Thank you for saying so! :) I always think it's extra fun when my wonderful happy mail arrives wrapped prettily, too, so I'm just paying it forward. Enjoy the coins, and thank you for the kind heart. ♥
Comment: Hi Shelli and thanks again for another great swap! I love both of these April showers ink box cards you made - the images of the little girl are so sweet and I love the raindrop stamp - do you remember who made it? I have one but like this so much better. Like the touch of the ticket and the measuring tape as well. And thank you so much for the extra goodies - that little blue flowered notebook is awesome - perfect size for my purse. And thanks also for the die cuts and the paper goodies as well. Hope to partner with you again soon!!
Response: Hi again, Laurie! You are so very welcome; I'm glad you're pleased. :) The raindrop stamp is new to me. It's by "Art by Marlene" and the collection it's a part of is called "Exclusive Textures," which offers a lot of really fun doodle-y shapes. I'm thrilled you love the little Vera Bradley notebook and goodies. Use them and smile! :)
Comment: I am so glad you decided to entrust me with your ATC! It is perfect for the theme. and thanks for the wonderful extras. What kind of corner rounder do you use, or are you really talented with a knife. I don't have any punches that will cut through the thicker backing. Your corners were so nice. (I really need a better options for your ink box swaps!)
Response: Oh, I'm really happy the ATC pleased you -- thanks for letting me know. As for corner rounders, I have a Crop-A-Dile corner punch. It's a big, weighty beast, but it does the job, offering two size options: 1/4" & 1/2". Highly recommend! It rounds anything I stick into it. :)
Comment: Wow! What a terrific little package of happy mail to come home to! Awesome work on the coins! Thank you for the beautiful card and package of goodies. I'm so impressed with your swap cards too.
Response: Yay! And you're welcome. :) I'm thrilled to hear you're pleased. Thank you for rating and for the lovely heart. ♥
Comment: Shelli, this Marie ATC is just wonderful! You created such an intricate and detailed background for this, and I love the touches of gold. And a perfect image of Marie to set it all off. Just lovely! And extra thanks for the nice note and sticker sets - love them! Also, I must compliment you on how you package your swaps - really so nice. May I ask where you got the cards you enclose where you list all the swap info? Those are so nice! Looking forward to swapping with you again!
Response: Thanks so much for all the kindness, Laurie. :) I appreciate YOUR appreciation, and I'll DM you with the answer to your question. I'm grateful for that ♥ as well.
Comment: How I wish I had the option for several hearts, Shelli! I love your adorable orange rolo (technically, it's MY rolo now!)...those darling die-cut fish! And OMG, the extras just never stopped! I am particularly happy to have my own vintage sailor greeting card...when I saw it on the back of "my" rolo, I honestly thought the sailor was holding a mermaid. But no...she's a real lady, with real legs! You're just the best, my friend...the very best imaginable swap partner!
Response: I'm so incredibly happy to have pleased you, Donetta. ♥ You've been a beautiful thread running through my entire SwapBot experience from the very start, whether as host or mentor or swap partner or resource. So it makes my heart sing a bit to know I've brought a little of that light into your life, too. I'm so grateful for your incredibly kind words, and your rating, and that heart. And for you!
Comment: Shelli!! These are amazing!! My first ink box cards and WOW 😍!! Gorgeous ❤️ Thank you so much for the card, ALL the extras and even the way you package everything is beautiful. Such an amazing swap and I’m so happy to be a part of your group!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: YAYYYY! -- and THANK GOODNESS! :) I'm so, so grateful for your comments, Nickalli, and happily admit that it feels so good to know the first swap, in the first SwapBot group I created, went over well with my first partner. Happy dance here. LOL I'm delighted to hear you're so pleased, and I promise to keep it coming! I appreciate you and your kindness so much, and hope we match again soon. ♥
Comment: Thank you for the amazingI cards! Love them! I'm joining INK BOX group!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad you liked them. I had a great time making these, and kinda loved how everything came together. Thanks for calling them amazing! 😊 And welcome to my ink box group. I’m so happy to have you join in! 😃
Comment: Wow Shel, your fishy inkbox card is amazing. I absolutely love what you created for me. So fun to swap with you - thank you <3
Response: Happy and relieved to hear my fish card brought a smile; your version was amazing and I so wanted to reciprocate in kind. I had a blast swapping with you and hope we trade again (and again!) in the future. Many thanks for the kind rating and heart, I truly appreciate you!
Comment: Two amazing swaps from you in the same day!! This red polo card is awesome. I love the romantic theme with the castle and the beautiful princess. Not sure if that is a doily behind her but whatever it is, I really like it. Sweet sentiment handsome fun die cuts - just a wonderful little piece of art - thank you so much!!
Response: Well now I'm blushing. :) LOL Thank you for your kindness, truly. I loved making this red Rolo. To address your comment, it's not a doily, but a beautiful edge-cutting die that created the lacy backdrop. So pretty! I'm just so glad you're pleased, and I appreciate your rating so much.
Comment: Shelli this is my first ink box card swap and i just love this bird themed card I just received from you. Every element you used is just perfect - the die cuts, the yellow and gray birds, torn text and the little "darling"! Just love everything about this. And you package your swaps beautifully as well. I love that the plastic sleeve they came in is recyclable! That's brilliant. Look forward to more ink box card swaps!
Response: Yayyy! That's such reassuring news, because the card I sent you is the one I chose as the banner for my new ink box group here. :) I'm looking forward to more swaps with you, too. Thanks again for your kindness and for the heart. ♥
Comment: Wow, Shel - you went overboard! I wasn't expecting such nice extra's - I don't drink tea a lot, but I had some today and would have loved to put my cup on the mug rug you sent, just for the scent - guess I'll have a cuppa again tomorrow! The stamps will be lovingly used on the cards I make, too. The rolo? It's absolutely lovely. I don't know what side I want to make the front!! Beautiful, thank you so much - where did you get those great images?
Response: Yay, it arrived safely! I'm so happy to hear you're pleased. ♥ I used flower fairies from a book, plus pretty papers from Craft Consortium, and a few die cuts to round it all out. I didn't know which side I'd pick as the front, either! :) Enjoy, new friend. I'm glad we did this.
Comment: These tags are just lovely!! I love the large one with the Tim Holtz paper dolls and the pockets of goodies! And the one with the little girl and her brother with the fringe on the bottom! All of the tags are so well made! Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome. :) I admit, it's near the top of the list of the favorite things I've ever made; sometimes things just come together in a sweet way, right? I'm so grateful for your kind rating and the heart -- thank you!
Comment: WOW!!!! What a great swap. Thank you so much for my mini album.
Response: You’re so welcome! It was truly fun, using the pretty images from my thrifted fairy tale book on this project. Little Jack is just the cutest; the Giant, not so much. 😄 I’m very grateful for your kind comment, rating, and ♥️. Thanks!
Comment: Oh I love mac n' cheese! Homemade is great but I do always have the box variety in the cabinet lol! Stay safe and be well!
Response: Homemade IS the best, but it's nice to have those little boxes in the pantry as a back up plan when life demands something hot and cheesy, FAST, right? :) Thanks for the nice rating and the heart. I appreciate you ♥
Comment: Dear Shelli, A special package cam this week and I know it will be a treasure!! I have not opened it yet, hoping to save it for Christmas. I think I may even put the music on for the ballet and enjoy your offering that way!! Have a wonderful holiday season filled with peace and joy!! Thanks for swapping with me!!!
Response: Oh, yay! I'm glad it arrived safe and sound. It's funny that you mention listening to the ballet while opening it later on because I did just that while creating it. I think I managed three entire listens before finishing, plus a little extra time after that. It really brought the magical Nutcracker spirit to my studio table. Enjoy it, and happy holidays to you, Beth. ♥
Comment: Love your interpretation of this theme. The fabric trim was a nice touch. Thank you!
Response: You're very welcome, and I'm so glad you like the ATC. I like working with mixed media and thought that ribbon was a great era-appropriate touch. Thanks for noticing, and for the nice rating and heart.:)
Comment: Shelli - Wow. I wish I could give a higher rate than just a 5+heart for this amazing swap. The coin is absolutely beautiful - and the note you enclosed made the whole thing really phenomenal. If you're interested, I'd love to write back to you. Let me know - and thank you, again, for such a beautiful piece of happy mail! xoxoxo
Response: Oh, wonderful! I'm glad you liked the coin, and perhaps even more glad you liked the note. :) I'd love to hear back from you and will message you with my info (in case the packaging with my return address has, as it tends to do at my house, gone astray.) Thanks so much for the kind rating and ♥
Comment: Great chunk! I really like your stamp, that's super classy! Great handwriting by the way..my cursive is pretty snazzy, but I'm always envious of nice, clean block print. Best, Rick
Response: Glad you like it, and thanks for the kudos on my all caps. It's actually a studied and intentional typography and not my "natural" writing -- although it's fast becoming so, after so many handwritten swaps! Stay well in these odd times :) PS Hope to see your snazzy cursive some day in another swap!
Comment: Thank you my friend. I love this postcard. It went straight into my journal. I have been enjoying the fact that I can go for walks here. Thanks again.
Response: You're welcome, Evan. I thought you'd like it; it suits your sense of whimsy and love of nature! It's wonderful to hear you're liking your new environs. Welcome (back) to California! And thanks for the nice rating and ♥
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap and sending such a beautiful rabbit PC! I love the art style and I am a regular forest bather! Sending you some peace from my neck of the woods.
Response: You're very welcome for the postcard. I got it on Zazzle, where I got absolutely lost one day, perusing their thousands of postcard options. Enjoy it! And thanks for the peace; our world needs it so much these days. Thanks,also, for the nice rating and the ♥
Comment: Oooh i can’t wait!!! But i can. I’m gonna!
Response: HehHeh. You're funny. :) Wait or don't, I am fine with either. I'm just glad everything made it to you in one piece. Merry, merry Christmas in advance, new friend, and all the warm cozies of the season to you ♥
Comment: Your amazing package arrived today and the wrapping was unbelievable so I know the contents will be fantastic! I am saving the 4 envelopes to open in December as These will be all the gifts I need! I know I will enjoy what you sent and thank you for the special care you took in putting this swap together - so pretty!❤️❤️
Response: That was fast! I didn't know I could get something from California to Canada so quickly. That's good news about the postal service. :) I'm really so glad you like the envelopes. This was a fun swap to gather and make things for. Enjoy the slow unwrappings in December! And thank you for the kind rating and ♥ Merry Christmas ahead of time! :)
Comment: Oh Shelli, thanks so much for making me a Loaded Christmas bag, am going to be strong & not open it until Christmas or December 1st, if I can wait that long. Will send you a message asap when I open it, your so sweet. AnnaL.
Response: I had THE BEST time making this bag and stuffing it full. Fingers crossed it's just as much fun to open -- whenever you want to, by the way. :) Merry Merry! ♥
Comment: Wow what a wonderful pkg you sent.The token you made was very professional along with thecard. And all the extras were great I will be able to use it all. Thank you so much. I wish I could give you a dozen hearts. Have a great day. Phebe/ Barbara.
Response: Yay! I'm glad you're happy. :) That subscription token was a bit of a challenge and took a few tries, but I did like what I ended up with; I'm so thrilled you do, too. Enjoy the goodies, and thank you for the kind rating and ♥
Comment: What a nice surprise I recd in the mail today. I love it all and will use it in my journaling. You deserve a hundred hearts. Thank you for the lovely letter. Oh what beautiful handwriting you have. Love the diecut flowers leaves too. Love Love Love it all. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the Home of the Georgettes. Have a wonderful day. Barbara (bearnbabs)
Response: How wonderful to hear you're pleased. Thank you for letting me know, and for the kind rating and heart. I had a lot of fun pulling everything together for this swap, and doing my very best to "write pretty" inside the little folded letter. Enjoy! :)
Comment: Mahalo nui loa, Shelli! You definitely made my day with this I&B worthy swap! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your letter and am very familiar with Chico too - I lived there while earning my first BA in concurrent (bilingual/special) education @ CSUC! Go Wildcats! Fall is my favorite time of year there too because of all the color changing trees that Bidwell planted all around the campus. My roommate and I would frequently rollerblade to enjoy the scenery, or put on our boots and go puddle-hopping on rainy days! Ah, yes - fond memories indeed! Anywho, I love EVERYTHING that you sent to share with me and extend a very warm welcome to our group! <3
Response: Oh, how wonderful! I had read you were NorCal familiar (Berkeley in particular) in your profile, but didn't see a Chico mention. What great serendipity, indeed. Many thanks for the warm welcome, and for the kind words, rating, and heart. It's nice to land somewhere "all in" like I&B. I appreciate you all having me! ♥
Comment: What a pleasant surprise! I like that you used the nature paper with the bunnies and fox. And the sari silk closure. Now I want some sari silk!! And I like the addition of the stitching. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Response: You’re very welcome. I’m really happy you liked the woodland paper. It’s a special one from Craft Consortium that I’ve been saving for a just-right project like this one. The kind rating and heart are appreciated; thank you! 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderfully creative Austen themed package you sent! I love everything!
Response: Huzzah! :) I'm thrilled you liked it. I have a serious passion for all things Austen these days, so I'm delighted to hear my offerings pleased you. I made the necklace myself just for this swap. Keep on having fun with it. ♥
Comment: What gorgeous little vignettes you created! Love the soft autumn palette, the images, and how you were even able to use the staples as a design elements. Simple beautiful. The generous elements you included are wonderful and will definitely be put to good use in the coming months! Thank you so much for everything! ❤️❤️
Response: Oh, happy news! It's so gratifying to know you can find use for the little snippet clusters I made. It's also lovely to finally swap with you, after noticing you in our Georgette group, but not being matched with you yet. Thank you for the nice rating and ♥.
Response: You're welcome! I LOVED this theme and had just the perfect children's book to use for some great and unusual Nutcracker images. Thank you for the lovely feedback, and Merry Christmas in August. :)
Comment: WOW! WOW! what a beautiful needle book. Thank you so much. Sending you many hearts for a very creative needle book.
Response: Two wows AND all caps -- thank you! I'm giddy. :) I'm so glad the pictures made it to you. Technology, while wonderful, is not always my friend. I appreciate your kindness; thank you for the lovely rating and heart.
Comment: The thoughtfulness and creativeness that went into everything just blew me away. You are so kind to think of me so intimately. Everything was perfectly me! I love it all!
Response: Your review makes my heart sing! I'm so glad you saw that I tried to match what I sent to your faves and likes. Thank you so much, Evan, for the kind rating and even kinder words -- but more than that, for your friendship.♥
Comment: Shelli, your button charms are so beautiful! The care you put into choosing just the right elements and backgrounds has taken your charms to another level. I love that you incorporated bulb pins and safety pins, such a nice touch. Thank you for sharing these little works of art.Anna ♥
Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review, Anna! It means so much to have pleased my swap host. A truly enjoyable swap; thank you for hosting. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely page - it will go in my new Christmas journal... Fun swap.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. :) The snippet cluster was a new technique for me, but I thought it would go so well with the pastel theme that I had to try it. Thank you so much for the kind rating and ♥. Enjoy!
Comment: I love the journal you made!!! It’s beautiful!! Thanks for the awesome journal and the recipes!!!
Response: I'm thrilled you like it; thank you for saying so, and for the nice rating and ♥. I had the best time working on it and even made a little video slideshow flip through for my IG account. Please enjoy!!!
Comment: You made my evening. I’ve been having bad anxiety this week and receiving your mail made my evening. I showed my fiancé what you sent because I was so excited. Even he loved the papers! Everything is amazing. And the fabric! He asked for me to use some to make something for him. :-) thank you thank you!
Response: Oh yayyy! You’re so welcome. I’m thrilled it made you happy. We sure are living in hard times. Thanks for such a nice comment and rating, have fun, and stay well. 😊
Comment: Merida and Pocahontas are my top two favorite princesses!! I was so excited to see the Merida ATC you sent me. It is beautifully laid out and went in my favorite ATC folder. Thank you for such a great ATC. Cheers
Response: Oh yay! I'm especially glad I pleased the host of this fun swap. :) Thanks for the kind feedback and rating and heart. Can't wait to trade in the GAG group again. XO
Comment: Hi Shelli - Thank you so much for the incredible Found Objects Skinny Card. You really nailed the theme and I can tell how much love that you put into it. I adore all the extra goodies that you sent me. How cool are the little History Cards. I love everything. You have made this a very special swap and I truly appreciate it!! Thank you -Vanne
Response: Ahhh, I'm so happy you're pleased. It was a lot of fun to put this together. Thank you again and again for allowing me a little extra time when my mom had a stroke just before the mail-by date. I appreciate the kindness and humanity in that. :)
Comment: OH MY GOSH! I wish I could give more than one heart! This package was absolutely beautiful and so full of pretty things and joy. Thank you so so much. Also that envelope!! I've never seen one made out of that material. It was amazing! Thank you again. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Yay! So glad you’re pleased! It was lots of fun to gather that flowery goodness for you, and I’m excited you liked the envelope. I tried something new with it: it’s a napkin, Mod Podged onto a white envelope. Messy but fun. 😊
Comment: Oh, Shelli!! Thank you for all of the fun Halloween die cuts and fun extras! I especially love the skeleton die and have been wanting to get one of these for myself! Thank you for a great swap!
Response: You're so welcome! Thank YOU for the nice rating and heart. If you need more skellie die cuts for your Halloween projects, let me know. They're easy to cut, and I can send them for the cost of a postage stamp. :)