Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC! I love the little note card and envie. You did a wonderful job! Did you do the paper quilled heart? I've always wanted to learn. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: I'm trying to learn to quill....I bought a kit with paper, a book, a tool, and some glue. Thanks for the compliment. It's fun, but not as easy as my mom's friend makes it look!
Note card came from our England vacation!
Comment: Thank you so much for the second flip book you sent, It was lovely and so was the goodies :) I'm sorry that the first one was lost in the mail, IF it shows up in the mail, I will let you know.
Response: Glad that one got there. Hope the first gets there too. I liked the seasons one better. ðŸ˜³
Comment: Thank you so much, Audrey for the really cute blue dragonfly ATC! You did a great job....and I LOVE how the dragonfly actually looks like it's hovering in the framework. This ATC is definitely one of my FAVES!!
Thank you, too, for the beautiful bird sticker, funny black and white card and the additional dragonfly applique! LOVE it all! ---Chari
Comment: Audrey, I cannot say enough nice things about this package! Thank you so so much for the sweet little cat earrings, and the cute little cat figurine, and the notecards.
You really made my day; this was the best package I received all year.
Response: Thank you. To tell you the truth, it was hard for me to send those things away...I had plans for the earrings (paper crafting) and I love the figurine--very different.
Comment: Fun 'show off' envie :) I was thinking the same thing when I started working on this swap! Seemed like good idea and then lots of time and I stress over getting the tapes looking nice, etc. and then --- ultimately --- probably destined for the trash. It makes for fun happy mail day though!
Audrey! Once again you have gifted me with a wonderful set of ATCs! Love them! You have such a good eye for balance and placement and a great resource for really cool embellishments!
Thank you so much for the beautiful washi tapes, too! I appreciate them.â¤ï¸
Audrey! I love my H A L !!! You did a terrific job with everything! Absolutely perfect!â¤ï¸
Comment: Aubrey, I simply can't put into words how much we appreciated your amazing package. You deserve so many more hearts! My son loved everything. He played with the magnetic board first...thought it was the neatest thing ever! And then he played with the foam puzzles ALL afternoon. He was excited about the stickers(he loves stickers right now), and that you sent paper we can put the stickers on. He was so curious about the dream catcher. I posted pictures on my Pinterest(incoming swaps)board if you would like to see. =) Thank you again for making my sons day. Everyday that goes by I thank our blessings, and I love nothing more than to see his huge infectious smile!!
Response: You are so welcome. I had fun shopping for your son. I have Grandsons in chicago, ages 5 and almost 3. I love sending them little goodies.
Comment: ðŸŽâ¤ï¸ðŸŽâ¤ï¸ðŸŽâ¤ï¸ðŸŽâ¤ï¸ðŸŽâ¤ï¸ðŸŽâ¤ï¸ thank you, Audrey, for such a cute ATC! The extra sweet stickers are very appreciated! Love the special card, too! You did plum good, gal!
Comment: Hi Audrey,WOW! The pocket surprise was off the charts beautiful!! It was amazing you put a lot of work and thought into it and all the goodies included were fantastic,those cigar labels are things I love -very cool.Thank you so much for making my day!
Response: you are welcome. I had fun making it and stuffing the pockets. I have a friend who smokes cigars and saves me all of his pretty bands. I love working with them too. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. I loved the way you used the stamps to tie in the postage stamp with the card. Thanks for the extra I love it! What a neat technique. Thanks for keeping in contact with me and happy future swapping! :)
Comment: What a really cute envelope and then I opened the "matching" card and the sweetest egg atc was inside! So nice and I really appreciate the time you put into this swap. Happy Easter! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the crab bookmark and the super cute book plates! I have read the Hunger Games and I really enjoyed them! I'll have to keep the idea of running the bookplates through a sticker maker! So smart!
Comment: what wonderful little ATC houses. Thank-you for the bonus of an extra darling house. I love the coffee shop that is so fun. The card is ever so lovely to. What a great swap thank-you so much xxxxxx
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card, ATC, and extras Audrey. Sorry to hear of your snow woes. As of now I think they added 3 days for teachers and there is only 1 day to make up for students which they will probably dismiss. Come on Spring!
Comment: Great atc! Thank you so much. I love the vintage picture you sent also. Today our temperature is in the 70's, I'm hoping our winter is over. Stay warm, I hope get to see your grandkids at spring break.
Comment: Hi! I like my altered text ATC a lot and absolutely love the extra ATC that you enclosed! They're both really cool! I'm going to have to try that postage stamp head thingie. It's awesome! Thank you so much! Love 'em! Please remember me for private swaps.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers with me. I believe we are in the same boat when it comes to having to travel to go out and do something fun. The nearest mall is 90 minutes away in Bluefield and the movies are about 35 minutes away. :-(
Comment: beautifully done atc.. love that paper...the dark green is great and that very nice clock face and hands...very very nice card...the extras are so cute.. loved the kitty's one looked just like mine...thank you
Comment: Thanks for the atc-love the bright colors. The sunporch I craft in is an extension of the living room so I can be hear year round! Today I am watching a blizzard out my window-but we are warm and cozy inside. Thanks for the extras too-I like that kind of fun stuff to craft with.
Comment: Thank you so much Audrey I love the ATC and the card! I really enjoyed your letter it really does sound like we have a lot in common, I enjoyed reading your profile. It made me laugh when I read you hate shoes my mom is the same way.
Comment: OH-i really like how clever the ATC is with the flowers and the little creatures tasting them! Very nice too that there were some foriegn stamps on there too. AND thanks a bunch for the postage stamps extra-love to get them-thanks for swapping
Response: you are welcome. I had that ATC planned out in my head for ages, just waited for an appropriate swap to get it made. Glad you like it, and the extras. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I can't tell you how much I love the Christmas ATC you made! I haven't seen many of the stamps you used! I love the stitched tree you used in the middle of the card! Also, thank you for the extra ATC cards backs and the fun scavenger hunt paper!
Comment: Hi Audrey: I LOVE the Halloween card...thanks so much. Thanks for sharing some Halloween memories and traditions. I enjoyed reading about them. Happy Halloween, Happy Birthday and Happy Swapping! :)
Comment: Hi Audrey~
LOVELY selection of blue papers. I'm crazy about the moon/stars and flowers. Thanks for sending the good quality cardstock, too. Those are really useful. Thanks for sending extras and choosing so thoughtfully.
Response: you are so welcome. I love the moon/stars too. I bought it for a baby album I made for my niece.
Comment: WOW! I have been so blessed with great partners lately and you are certainly one of them! Your ATC is fantastic...I will be displaying it now for the fall season! I love your envelope you sent everything in, I love your butterfly card and the extra punch-outs and the ribbon and the ATC background papers....THANK YOU, THANK YOU so very much!! Chari
Response: you are so welcome. I have fallen in love with punches...much to my husband's dismay. lol
Comment: Awesome zine! Worth *five* hearts! I'm not game to print one on the computer - I'm still learning to stay away from the edges! I loved how each page told a story about what you like and the various type fonts were creative too. Lovely! â™¥ Thank you for the extras too, I will have fun using them.
Comment: Hi Audrey!~
LOVE your sweet little bee zine and the story of your own personal swap-bot adventure. I love other people's stories! I'd also like to thank you for the lovely extras you included--those tickets are TOO NEAT--so thoughtful.
Comment: Oh wow what a beautiful ATC and one of my favorite sayings of all times I have a picture in my bedroom with that saying! Thank you so much too for the extras!!! I hope our paths cross again sometime soon!
Response: Thank you. One of my favorite sayings, and rubber stamps! Audrey
Comment: Thanks for your answers :) In Hungary they are almost the same - the salaries don't increase, but the taxes do :/ and unfortunately bad teacher don't leave the school although everyone knows that they hate teaching and hate children :/ Anyway, I hope it will change! :)
Comment: I am a lucky person this atc is exactly what appeals to me.. Every element is just right ... I will certainly enjoy using the inchie images as well as the lovely card.. I like to recycle! Thanks forva great swap
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Iris folded card! It is just stunning!! I will have to look into how to make one like that. I recently tried some origami ornaments and those were fun :) I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you. The website I learned from is www.circleofcrafters.com.
there is a link to iris folding and some free patterns.
Comment: Thanks for answering the questions! It is rare to find people who embrace their diagnosis and not try to hide it away like it is something embarrassing. It's a pity that more people don't seek adequate help because they are so afraid of the judgement of others!
Comment: Wow, where do I even begin?? I love everything you sent me, you sure did a wonderful job finding such amazing things. I'm in love with the Vacation photo album (it's the neastest one I've ever seen). I think I need to take a vacation so I have pics to put in it :-) The scrapbooking paper is wonderful and I love the "My dysfunctional family" doll, she's already on my shelf in my room :-) You deserve a lot more than one heart for this swap!! Thanks again!!!!
Response: Thanks, glad you like it. It was hard for me to send...wanted to keep the album for myself!
I would do this type swap again.
Comment: i *LOVED* the postcard! so happy you found it and were able to send it. the extra one was great too. a quote that i can truly get behind and read often. thank you so much and also i appreciate what you wrote in your letter too. :)
Comment: This ATC was WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you sooooooo much. The cross stitch barn and wooden cow face was toooooooooo adorable!!! I LOVE the extra Christmas ATC you made me. It is so fun! *hugs* Thanks for the extra ATC blanks. You are such a thoughtful and generous swapper!!!
Comment: Love the Skull ATC you made for me. It's so cool. I love the skull and bones picture that is on there, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Stamp is awesome. You did a great job, and I love that this is going in my ATC collection! Hugs, Jo
Response: I liked it so much I almost didn't send it!
Comment: Thank Audrey for the cute card. What a neat take on farm girl. I really appreciate the extra embellishments you sent too. I already have plans for them.
Comment: Thank you so much for such beautiful ATC's... I love how you did the Queen of the Butterflies. (Isn't it funny that this was in international swap with 150 people and you and I both live in VA?!)
Response: yeah, I thought that too!
Let me know if any scrap and stamp shows come to your area.
Comment: I read and enjoyed your questions. I was really most interested in seeing what people came up with for the extra five. I don't know about you, but I had more trouble coming up with 5 good questions than answering the other 25. Well thanks for the great insight to you and who you are. Look forward to swapping with you again. Beth
Response: Thank you very much. I have saved all the answers I got so I can see if i swap with the same ones again, then I can remind myself who is who.
Comment: Hi Audrey! Thank you for sending me the swap that your partner sent to you for this swap since you were unable to put anything together. I hope you will rate agonysdecay a 5+ a heart because she sent such an extra special package and I can't rate her for it. Hopefully things will settle down and you'll be back to swapping! :D
Comment: Audrey, thanks for the Bob Dylan postcard. He is an amazing talent!
----9/4/08 I was just going through my archives and noticed that the rating wasn't 'saved' apparently. I guess it was a glitch. The others in this had ratings and notes, but yours only had the note. I hope it is 'fixed' now.
Thank you for the card. I was just needing the mail man to bring something this morning and there it was. So true about the driver's license photo. They don't give us much choice, but to tell the truth, my last one wasn't really all that bad. I still hold my breath when I go down there. One thing for sure... the older we get the better we look and it gets harder and harder for people to take bad pictures of us.
Your friend in Kansas
Comment: I just have to say something about your atc's the first one( the blue one)is so very beautiful, so well made, now the second one( the way you used the folds) is just about the most clever and imaginative atc that I have ever seen.. Well done my dear, you have so much creative talent that I am still amazed by your cards..You sure earned your heart form me..Thank you
Response: Thank you. I do take pride in my ATCs. I love making them and trying new techniques.
Comment: I'm sorry it took me ages to rate you! I've fallen so far behind with that. These showed up a couple weeks ago -- long after being sent, I see. They are very cute, thanks for the extra card. =)
Comment: Thank you for the great magnets. I like the watch face idea. Thanks also for sending along three extra flattened bottle caps. How did you flatten them? They look perfect!
Response: Thank you! i love making bottle cap crafts. I flatten them by using my husband's large rubber mallet. I place them with the crown up, flat top down, and whack them twice with the mallet. Sometimes I have to turn it over and tap it on the other side. Also, place the bottle caps on a block of wood, don't do on your good counter top...
Comment: Dear Audrey,
I received your lovely bookmarks today and they were a very nice surprise. The book thong with the heart and key charms, wow!! I just LOVED it dear. And the little note book... I was thinking today about buying one to start a little journal, so it came on the better time!!
Thank you for your kindness. =)
Comment: I love what you did with the bottle caps thank you. You have a heart for all your work. I'm not sure which is my favorite each are unique. Gosh this is my first swap creating bottle caps I only made magnets for my partner. Thanks again
Comment: You're helpfully secretly cool! :-) Thanks a lot for your letter and the included gift was great! Sorry it took me a while to rate you-I don't get to check my PO box to pick up mail as often as I'd like...
Comment: Thank you for an absolutely lovely letter!! You struck a note with me for sure (since I too am a grandma)--and the tree thing reminded me of how my mother used to talk about her granny--she said granny was 5 x 5 and very talanted--she never wore underwear and hated going to the outhouse, but she could back up to the edge of the front porch and spread her legs and "pee almost like a man and never dribble"!! Now that was a real talant in those days in Southern Illinois!! Thanks again!
Response: I am so glad you liked it, and could relate... There is always the fear that someone could be offended by an old woman's plumbing!
I enjoyed writing the letter, and passed it on to my mom. She was touched...
Comment: i loved the kitty inchies you sent. i also want to thank you for being so quick in sending your swap. its hard lviing in australia sometimes waiting for things to arrive and your inchies came so quickly! tkoufus
Comment: thanks especially for the postcard, did you make it?
the other day the heart wasn't working, but now it is. so now i officially *heart* you.
Response: yep, last summer I made and sent out tons of postcards. I uses cereal boxes for most of the blanks, and assorted vintage pictures, etc. It was fun. I sent some to myself so I could keep them!
thanks for the rating.
Comment: Audrey, welcome aboard! You did a fantastic job on these ATCs, they will make great x-mas cards. Your composition is well balanced, The sentiment is right on target, and it is just lovely. Keep up the good work, Thank you so much, I just love it, Keri