Comment: Hi Deanna! We keep meeting like this! LOL! Thank you for the DAJ 11!! It is so lovely and I love your style sooooooooooooo much!!!! This is going to be the coolest journal when bound together and finished! I'm excited!! Thanks again!
Comment: DeAnna, OMG! I am seriously OBSESSED with this raven themed DAJ you sent me!! It’s incredible and I love it so much!! I love the colors, the images, the way you put it all together… honestly I love everything about it!! I also LOVED the QR code and that it took me to a video of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe!! How creative of you!! I am super excited to have this in my journal, thank you so so much!❤️🖤❤️🖤
Comment: HI Deanna!! Thank you for this amazing DAJ!!! It is SO COOL!!! It's even interactive!!!!! I was so excited to see your cool envelope in the mail too! AWESOME! Have a great summer, stay cool!!! It's 100 + here in Texas and I stay holed up in my craft room!
Comment: Hi DeAnna, why, I LoVE your beautiful name!! I even often wish my mom had spelled mine like yours, it leaves less guessing when others are trying to figure out if I go by "Dina, Deann, Dianne...." ha ha! I've been called it all! :-). I love this swap!! So much fun to put them together. I can't wait until I get through the whole series and bind it into a book!! It's gonna be so COOL!!!
Your work is amazing, I loved all pockets and the side tuck! Also thank you for the paper clips....I need to experiment with that, I've not learned how to make them yet!! All the cute ephemera in it!! I love it all, it's hard to then "use" it. Have a wonderful summer and thank you for putting on the swap!!!
Comment: Ahhhh it's PERFECT. The creepy vampire girl gives me the willies. The ANCIENT GREEK everywhere, be still my classics major heart. The embracing of witchiness, the clever and gorgeous tuck spots, the sweetgrass dangle... These pages have found a safe and loving home with me. Thank you so much!!!
Response: I'm pleased that you like it. It's one of my favorite DAJs I've made so far.
Comment: Love your coins! They're so fun and you use such interesting materials - what did you use for the spilled blood?
Response: Hello, and thank you! It's wax. I bought a set of colors on Amazon. Let's see if this link works:
24 Pieces Antique Sealing Wax Sticks with Wick for Postage Letter Retro Vintage Wax Seal Stamp,Assorted Colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078WMBY3Z/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_HB8H2MB0YHY4DGJ8R0DD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Comment: I very much love the little curio that you created for me!!! Thank you so much. It's exactly my style. I especially like the netting you put under the skull on the front. It really added to the piece. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
Response: Thank you! I'm pleased you like it. It was fun to make.
Comment: We are learning about ATCs in my classroom, and a special student got to open your envelope to show everyone. My 5th graders loved it!! Thank you so much!
Response: Awwww, that's fantastic! I had my college students make them in UNIV 1301. It was to express who they are/identity in preparation for other work in the course at the micro, meso, macro levels. How many students do you have? Feel free to message me any time!
Comment: DeAnna, I absolutely love your master board art piece! I struggled with mine. Yours is so creative!!! Thanks so much! Thanks also for using special Halloween postage stamps, a cute Halloween notecard, and decorating the envelope.
Comment: Ok, first, the creepy gargoyle envelope is fantastic…and then opening it up to your incredible pages. Love the drippy wax with the skull, the huge death head moth and other creepy crawlies. Thanks so much for putting this together for me! 🖤💀🖤💀🖤
Response: : ) I'm hosting a new one if you're interested.
Comment: Arrived safely and it is GORGEOUS! I love the orange coffee mug deco and all the textures. Was the paper actually coffee stained? Thanks for the cool stamped images too. The Thanks card is so pretty, I'm keeping it to recycle. Thanks for a perfect swap! :):):) Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hello! I received your swap! Thank you for the awesome ATC, I can't wait to add it to my collection! Halloween is my favorite holiday as well :), I hope you spend yours safe and happy! Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the fun Halloween card and envelope - I have never seen that much washi tape on an envie before, ha! We normally host a Halloween party (50 people or so) and go all out on decorations and a maze in the front yard but due to Covid, we have no plans and Trick or Treating is discouraged, so I don't want to decorate and get kids' hope up that we will have candy. Normally I sit out front with a fire pit and maybe a friend and we scare people as they go through the maze (and we drink rum and coke as we are pirates!) and pass out candy...I am lost without Halloween this year - first time in 40 years our house will be "dark". :( Happy Halloween - stay safe and be well!
Comment: Hi DeAnna! Thank you so very much for the awesome Candy Corn starters. They are my favorite Halloween Candy! Such a cute envelope too. I love Halloween and it is so much fun to get Happy Mail with a spooky theme! Take Care -Vanne
Response: Thank you for the compliments! I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
Comment: I love your ATC! The different textures are awesome, especially the fibers for the grass! Ive never thought of a tombstone as glittery! Gives me ideas for my own! How cool would that be!? Thanks for swapping! Happy Halloween! Also, slightly jelly of your Halloween stamps. I went to my local PO and they were out. =)
Response: LOL, a blinged out tombstone would be amazing! You can order postage stamps online as well.
Comment: What a fabulous pocket letter! I absolutely LOVE it! I really like all the different colored goolie eyes that you used and the flip up notes!! I love the "marquee sign" that says Monster Ball with the bat! The trim on the bottom is great too! Thank you for such a great swap! :D
Response: I'm pleased that you love it. This is my first pocket letter and I think I went overboard, LOL.
Comment: That is one scary cat! Thanks so much...I love Halloween! I like the tulle on the ATC...I may have to borrow that idea! And thanks for the napkin....it will make a neat background for something in the future!
Comment: Dear DeAnne
With all the crazyness going on, your card just found its way into my letterbox. I was so happy to find some snailmail there instead of just bills!
Indonesia sounds amazing - I hope you will be able to visit again soon.
All the best from Switzerland
Response: Very cool. Yes! I need to make it back to Indonesia.
Comment: Hi Deanna! Cute card! Started out Greenfreak 40 but switched to Darkskullmistress42 as I like the dark, love skulls and mistress just fit with the rest of it and I was 42 at the time. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for answering my question. Hugs, D
Comment: Thank you for the PC. My husband read it while i was out of state caring for my mom post stroke. He called me and said, "are you sure your at your mom's?". I could hear he was joking in his voice. I asked him "why do you ask"? And then he sent me a text of the back! LOL. That was awesome, thanks!
Response: OMG! LOL. I'm so glad your husband has a very good sense of humor and is aware of wacky swap partners.
Comment: Thank you for the postcards - they are perfect because I love the Sound of Music, I love the Beatles (of course!) and I DO talk to myself, ha! I hope all is well with you and your family - take care!
Comment: Very cute card. I had the sunglasses and loved the girl faces the best. Always amazed that I don't see more duplicates to the tapes I have during swaps. Love the ease and fun of these types of swaps.
Response: Agreed! It was fun to make and I hope to do more like this.
Comment: This is such a fabulous ATC, with so many beautiful elements! DeAnna, you are a wonderful swap partner; I love not only the great ATC, but also the thoughtful extras (swooning with joy over the beautiful buttons, most especially the button from your mother, which is a treasure). Thank you for being the very best swap partner!
Response: Awww shucks! I'm relieved everything reached you in tact. Take care. Hugs, D
Comment: I loved the Mexico PC!!! That place in Merida is a place that I visited with a boyfriend back in 1994 when you acquired the postcard. That was so cool. I feel a connection with this place. Thank you.
Response: That's amazing! We could have been there at or near the same time.
Comment: I didn't do the postcards swaps when I first started swapping, but once I realize how much postage I was spending I now mostly do postcard swaps to keep postage down and with work honestly it's just quicker and easier then trying to throw something larger together. Thank you for the great Audrey Hepburn Roman Holiday postcard!
Comment: Oh my goodness, you get me! Thank you so much for such a awesome ATC!!! The extra shark and mermaid are also appreciated and much loved! Thank you for being a part of ATCA, looking forward to seeing more of your creations!
Response: You're so welcome! I enjoyed making it for you fellow shark lover!
Comment: **Hi DeAnna, I am soooo sorry for not sending this rating in on the same day that I received your ATC! I hope you can forgive me! SO SORRY
Thank you so much for the ATC! I was laughing when I saw it because that is the same word I chose to create my ATC off of and practically the same picture! yours looks a little better though, did you use watercolor paint or markers? I hope you will be open to swapping with me again! You do great work!!
Comment: Thanks you for showing me your beautiful altar, you sended so many pictures and gave me such a beautiful description It gave me a really good insight what it meant to you and I totally loved it ♡
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! Beautiful color palette and embellishments -- you did a great job with the roping. I used to live in Florida and I miss ocean breezes. You were very generous with the extra ephemera. All will be fun to use. Thanks for being such a wonderful swap partner. <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for your kind comments and heart. XOXO
Comment: How nice to be receiving from you so soon. I love my new card but then I am “batty” for Halloween. Love the stamp!!! What fun I will have with all the goodies tucked inside. Thank you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Super love this (and I love you for making this series lol) I’ve never been to the place you reference (or any actually lol) but I’ve definitely wanted to go! Maybe a road trip is in store for me soon!
Comment: I loved all of this! Thanks for making me feel better about my own answers - We shared many of the same :p lol! (I especially liked the drawing you did with the stamps! Gave me a huge giggle!) ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC and the presentation is sweet! I was just saying to myself I haven't used salt in awhile...I was reading about watercolor crystals and wondering if they had a salt effect.
Response: You're welcome. Good question. Let me know if you try them.
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful paper doll! I can't believe it is your very first one. I am putting her up on my inspiration wall! I love the anatomical pages, you used for her eye an limbs and the needle through the heart is perfection! I hope you keep on doing these! So much fun! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you DeAnna for the great Halloween flip book, i love it! It's a lot more fun getting a Halloween project at this time of year but it wasn't as much fun for me to make one, I had a hard time getting into the Halloween frame of mind. Thanks again,😀
Response: I'm so glad it made it in one piece. I hope you found the note in the back pocket.
Comment: Thanks so much for such a wonderful, beautiful and lovely ATC!!!! Love it!!! And love the extras as well and looking forward to more in this series. Much appreciated. Happy to participate in something different for once. Have a wonderful day~~~ =)
Response: Thank you for the rave review. I will host ATC II in this series soon.
Comment: Your Free theme #34 re-send ATC just arrived and it's beautiful! Thank you so much. We have been through your city, and stayed overnight, several times, when we lived in Houston area and would drive to Arizona to visit our son and family. I enjoyed shopping at the rubber stamp art store there.
Response: Woo hoo! Well maybe the first one will show up one day. It hasnt been retuened to me so far. Hmmmm...rubber stamp store?!
Comment: I canâ€™t believe you are a beginner at drawing and water color. You have a natural talent for sure. This peacock is incredibly beautiful! Thank you so much for sending it to me. And the extraâ€™s as well. Are you in the T.I.T.S. Group? If so, lets swap there. If you arenâ€™t, join and we can do the swap you suggested through there.
Response: Yes! I'm a TITS member. See you there. I actually want to do a series.
Comment: Thanks for the Matisse inspired ATC. It's very cute and super reminiscent of Matisse's style. Also, thanks so, so much for the plethora of incredible fancy papers, stamped images and ribbons! Such a treat! I will use ALL that you sent me in future projects. AMAZING swap!
Response: I'm glad to hear it. You're very welcome.
Comment: How lucky am I? Thank you for the most beautiful
and well made ATC. It reminds me so much of the Klimt style. I also appreciate the extra Banshee ATC you made for me! It's also beautiful. It's been such a pleasure swapping with you. Until next time!
Comment: HO-LY COW! I am pretty sure this is my favorite package yet! ^_^ I love your art style, it is so unique and fun! And I cannot express how excited I am about the extra goodies! Just, wow. I wish I could give more hearts!
Comment: Iâ€™m so happy I received these cards! I saw them on your Instagram and loved them and was practically dancing when i opened the envelope to find them. Thank you so much!!
Response: I'm so happy! I realized I messed up posting those pics when I put it together that you were my partner and on Instagram. Lol. Private swap soon. Xo
1.29.18 LOL...I don't recall seeing it! I took your envelope, ATC and goodies to my watercolor class to share. Everyone wants to join Swapbot now!
Comment: Thank you she's lovely. Might be a good idea to pad the beads a tiny bit when you use them cos a couple got crushed. I'd never have thought of it myself either, so glad I know now too :-)
Response: Awwww, bummer. Let me look at the picture I took of this ATC and see if I have any more of the same beads. I'll send you some so you can repair this. Or if you want to send it back to me, I'll make a new one for you. Let me know and I'll cover the postage as well : )
Comment: Hi, many thanks for the great ribbons!!! You sent soooo many, it was a wonderful selection. Most of them I have seen never before.. I love the vintage of your neighbour! Hugs to you, you made my day!!!!
Comment: Very nice ATC and thanks for the extras. I am only an hour from you! The post office chewed on the envy a little but nothing came out. Here he always makes me pay an extra 20 cents for non-machinable.
Response: Yikes! I'm glad it arrived in one piece. Yes I thought that was pretty ironic that we live so close and were matched. We may have to meet up for some crafting sometime. PM me for more chatting if you'd like to.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC :)! The key is so unique and I love the colours on the card; so modest, but yet so beautiful. And the extras are cool too, thank you for them as well. Hugs and take care!
Response: You're very welcome! It traveled so far :- )
Comment: Your package was PERFECT on so many levels. I stopped by the post office on my way to the library ... to finish reading a student's thesis! I sure needed the pick-me-ups you sent. Great job on the bookmarks. Thanks for everything.
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic ATC. I love the colours and funnily enough - purple is one of my favourites too. Thanks also for the extras you sent me. Once I get back into my craft room they will be put to good use. Sorry for the delay in rating you.
Comment: Thanks ever so much for everything! both bookmarks were fantastic! I have never heard of that holiday! I will be looking it up to see what it is about! The rock n roll stickers were a great add on! I appreciate everything that was sent! My cat tried to play with the one bookmark because of the bell.... She loves bells for some reason! Take care!!!
Comment: DeAnna, Loved the ATC it was as cute as it could be. You did a wonderful job on it I just can't believe that there are as many talented people out there as there are. I love going to the mail box now because it always has something wonderful for me. Thanks and Hugs to you
Response: Thanks Lois! I agree with you. I really miss the snail mail I use to get. I remember writing my grandmother, mom and aunts. I think in addition to swap bot providing a space for creative exchange, it fills a deep need to connect with others beyond email and social networking. Okay, I'm going into lecture mode so I'll stop here. Have a great day. D
Comment: awesome card - way to upcycle! thanks for the material and the adorable charm in the pocket (what a great idea for a swap ATC w/a pocket). You should host swaps with the creative ideas you have!
Response: Thanks so much! I'll think about that. :-)
Comment: Thanks so much for the effort you put into this. the article on chid-likeness is very thought provoking. One of my favourite tarot cards (Osho Zen) is the "fool" which one of constant newness, it reminded me of that. I especially loved the article on the mermaids. What amazing women. One of our Perth towns "Broome" had Japanese pearl divers. Makes me wonder if any of them are still around.
Response: If you follow up and find out, I'd love to know too.