Comment: Many thanks for the body ATC Marlies! I haven't put it with the head ATC yet, but they will be living together... I love what you've done, especially the nice icecream! Happy Summer to you as well!
Response: thank you too, carroll! i wanted to remember summer of 2021 with this hang-up!!
Comment: Thank you for this great start to our collab art book project, Marlies! Love all the layers and mixture of ephemera. I ordered some colorful book rings to bind this so I can't wait for more pages.
Response: thank you, steph! your fun swaps are keeping me sane!!
Comment: Hello! Great swap, I love the collage house you made. I really do love seeing the different art & themes other swappers use. Thank you for the beautiful collage and the art calendar pages - they are a perfect size! The flower paper from your note is super cool too! Take care. ♥️
Response: thank you too!! i do love making these smaller houses!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet little glue book, Marlies, I love the colors and themes! I had so much fun doing mine that I've started several more to play in! Spring is slowly bringing us green and flowers, forsythias are blooming here now!
Response: i dig into my purple stash when i send art your way! so glad you like this ...
Comment: I had a great time opening each of the beautifully wrapped items in my box. The painted broach - love it! It will look perfect pinned on a witch hat. All the vintagey paper goods are wonderful I put the Wicked Witch of the West in my living room curio cabinet where she will stay. Hey, I love Halloween! I have a ouija board hanging in my dining room. =) Thank you so much for all the beautiful goodies!!! A very special box too.
Response: this was so much fun to put together for you! thank you for your wonderful comments and heart!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful owl ATC - is the owl a stamp (I love it!)? I also like how you used the tea bag. And thank you so much for the bat goodies - they will definitely go in my collection. (Hubby keeps asking when the collection stops, but let’s be real - never!)
Response: so glad you liked this! the owl is a rubber stamp ... they work great on tea bags. thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love your addition to this pc! I can't wait to finish it and send it home! Love the shoe note card! I already ripped off the written side and will reuse the pretty shoe part as a future note card, one more trip! 😁
Response: i am happy you can reuse the shoe... this is such a fun swap!
thank you for the hearty rating.
Comment: Hiya! Happy (early) Valentine's Day! I'll be opening my cards on Feb. 14th. :3 Thank you for the wonderful happy mail and I'm looking forward to opening my beautiful card. Take care and much love!!!
Response: happy valentine's day! thank you for the hearty rating.
Comment: Such a beautiful journal! I love everything about what you did with this journal and can tell you put in some of my favorites. I like the way you left plenty of room for me to add my own handwritten journaling, add to what you created and plenty of extra pages. And the extra hidden treasures. I did very similar in the one I'm sending. Thank you for your amazing gift and a thoughtful swap! Happy Holidays!
Response: i am so very glad you love this! i really appreciated your profile - it was filled with great ideas!! happy holidays to you, and many thanks for the comments and rating!
Comment: I love the card! That purple is beautiful! Those retro glow in the dark stickers are so much fun. They look retro anyway - are they? The glow works pretty good! =) I think I am going to try and get the newsletter at work to print the candy apply recipe in our next newsletter! YUM!
Response: they are retro stickers ... so glad they still work! thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: Marlies - what a delightful rolo design! Kind of Halloween with an added dash of sparkle! I love the glitzy orange ribbon accent and witches wings. Thanks, too, for the fun stickers and Halloween card!
Response: so glad you liked this - thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: Marlies, this is a lovely journal! The paper you've chosen for the cover is gorgeous and the leaf accents on the front are so pleasing. I love all the different papers you've chosen to include. My favorite element, though, is that vintage book page pocket with the owl bookmark--I'm crazy for all things owl. Many thanks for a beautiful journal to use during the most beautiful season of the year!
Response: i am very glad you liked this! that owl bookmark was just about the cutest vintage-y owl i have seen .. thank you, kristy, for your kind comments.. i so enjoyed this video and fall swap.
Comment: Received the collab HMPC... love it! I might actually be able to continue the Alice in Wonderland theme, we'll see. The little extra papers you included are lovely - thanks so much! Best wishes and stay well!
Response: thank you for the hearty ..these small spaces are fun to fill! my best wishes to you too!!
Comment: Hi Marlies, this Owl rolo is absolutely creative. You angles draw the viewers into the composition. The contrast of green and black support interest. Very well done. Thank you for a great swap.
Comment: Wonderful arch, Marlies! I love the color scheme...and that you used a more unconventional animal (I would have never thought of a seahorse). Thank you for the Nancy stamps, too. I relate to her on a lot of levels, haha!
Response: glad you like this, steph! thank you for hosting this very fun swap.
Comment: Hi Marlies . . .
I absolutely love your take on 'less is more' leaves. You have used all my favorite colors and this sweet page is headed for a frame in my upstairs hallway. Thank you so much!
Response: this was so fun .. i am happy you like this! the youtube video was an inspiration too.. thank you, kristy, for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful gothic arch. I really love the flowery woman you created. I also love the pink/orange background. For some reason I've been drawn to that color scheme lately. I'm thrilled to add this to my book.
Response: i had so much fun with her, and i am so glad she tickled you! many thanks for the rating!
Comment: I love my scrap heart! Great bird image paired with music scrap. The blue rafia
wrap was an interesting touch and the sewn tag. Thank you! Red paper heart enclosed looks like handmade Japanese or maybe Indian paper! I already have a use for it.
Response: so glad you liike these hearts! thank you for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Hi Marlies - oh wow!! Your tag is gorgeous!! I am in awe of your fussy-cutting skills! That ravenn is so striking and I love the stickers you included!! Thank you so much for the cool tag!!! Happy Halloween!!
Response: i am so glad you like this! thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: Dear Marlies, What a fun package I got from you! I love everything you included - great Halloween die cuts, ribbons, vintage library card, TH ephemera, and I really love the little stamped words you then stitched around - what a great idea and I can't wait to make some of my own. Thank you so much for a terrific swap!!
Response: thank you for your comments! i am so glad you were happy with this assortment! thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: Hi Marlies! What a special ATC! I love the witch you used as your focal point--she looks like she might be a children's illustration (which I love), the coordinating papers, and the amazing way you used the web at the top of the piece--really clever! Also crazy for that orage glittery star at the top. She's bewitching!
Response: so glad you enjoyed the 1950's witch! i appreciate your comments - thank you for your hearty rating!
Comment: I love this vintage ad image of the sweet peas and morning glories. I missed out on growing sweet peas this year, but my morning glories are twining up their trellis! Nice vintage postage, too.
Response: glad you like it! i love morning glories too!! thank you for the hearty rating!
Comment: Ah, Marlies, such a delightfully thoughtful swap! Enjoyed your typewritten note (if it's a typewriter font please don't burst my bubble). I scaled down ruthlessly when I last moved & miss my vintage Royal. Love the B&W real photo pc, but the young Elizabeth & Margaret, the French sugar poster & the vintage FL flamingos also tickle my fancy. And to top it all off you add a packet of stamps & cigar labels. Lucky me! Thank you so much.
Response: it was fun to hand pick these postcards for you! so glad you like them! thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Christmas card. I had to laugh at myself, as I quickly glanced at the back and thought "wow she wrote a long letter" after a second look I realized it was the same word over and over again 😂.
Have yourself a very Merry Christmas and the best to you in the New Year.
Comment: Your card made my day! I am very familiar with Elora! In the downtown square is a farmer's market my mom sold clothing at when I was young. Nearby was also a top notch ice cream parlor I would always get the best bubble gum ice cream at! Thank you so much for the card and the lovely memories it brought back!
Response: what are the chances you have been to this small town? i love your story!
Comment: Hi Marlies,
Sorry... I got distracted while rating the swap. I never knew of French olive oil. As soon as I saw your PC I googled it, which lead me to Amazon to purchase a couple varieties. I'm back now.
Thank You for the lovely and interesting PC.
Response: what a great comment! i have been in the south of france, but not during the olive oil producing season.. i guess it is awesome, as all the oils sold taste very different from each other. chefs from around the world show up to taste and enjoy them! hope you enjoy yours!!
Comment: Hi Marlies,
Thanks for the nice card. It makes me remember when my girls were young and liked to dance and spin. Whenever shopping for a dress or skirt, they had to assess "Twirl Value".
Best to You,
Comment: Hi Marlies, You made my day! The ATC you made is my mantra for this past 2 years. Since I started graduate school I have to keep telling myself to BELIEVE. I am 59 years old and I'm struggling in school but I know I can do it. Thank you so much.
Response: thank you for your comment! you made my day, too. best of luck in your studies!!
Comment: Thank you for the Las Vegas card. We used to go every couple of years but I haven't been there in over 10 years. I would love to go back and see all the changes that have been made since then. There were several major changes just starting on the strip the last time.