Comment: Wow, what a great zentangled sun! I love it, thank you - great cover up on the pink, too, lol :)
Response: Yeah, I try so hard to get things done early, but then sometimes it backfires. I was actually about to just toss it and start over, when I thought - hmm, pink plus yellow = orange. That's sunny! Glad you got it and glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap. I especially enjoyed your note, but am sorry you are dealing with back pain too. Oh, isn't it fun crafting with the grandkids...even worth the pain it may cause!!! I can't get on the floor any more, but we've done slime and paint pouring at the kitchen table this year. Messy, but so much fun.
Response: Grandkids - the best! I think art is always messy. I see somebody's art room or space and it's immaculate, and I think - how? Either they're not arting enough or they are a different species than me. Haha! Anyway, glad you liked it, and thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Jennifer. Thank you for the cool ATC card. I like the fact that it is mixed media. I would never have thought to use ribbon for the pineapples. How clever is that? I have all of the Tim Holtz Crazies but I will use the dog on my next TH ATC that I am about to start. It's all cut out for me already! 😉
Response: Oh, gosh I'm so happy! I thought and re-thought the ribbon part over and over and wasn't sure it was a good idea in the end. So to have you specifically mention them, I feel so glad. Yeah, it's always nice to have a pre-cut. I'm considering getting the dies to go with the crazies, but I have found a certain zen in cutting out shapes, so I'll save the money! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you! So many goodies! My sons are Nicholas Todd and Dylan Thomas. So yes, same initial but only middle name. Yes, the blue frogs are dart frogs. All my frogs even the yellow, black and red are dart frogs. I still love Pooh and hope I never stop! I even have my original childhood Pooh in my hope chest!
Response: Your children thank you! But sometimes it becomes a thing. My daughter-in-law's family has all J names, so my granddaughter was named Jraya. It just sounds like Drea, but it's spelled Jraya. I thought Jennifer would be a good name for her, but ah, well. It's funny about frogs - my fave color in the world by A LOT is green, but I want blue frogs. Not enough to get them, but as a velleity. My daughter was nicknamed Pooh cuz that was the first thing that made her laugh was a musical Pooh. She is now a musician. Anyway, what I came to say is thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!! And yes, I am a huge fan of LisaLisa, love her music. : ) Thank you for the nice note as well.
Response: You're so welcome! After I read your rating (thank you so much for the heart and the rating!!) I went on YouTube and listened to some Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam. I forgot how Lost in Emotion was one of my favorite '80s songs! So I listened to that about 20 times, and a couple others.
Comment: Thanks for the great goodies and the letter! I will reply soon! SuperWhoLock for LIFE! <3 hahahah! YES! I hope Tennant drops from the sky and lands in my house!! hehehe
Thanks! I'll definitely check out Being Human!
Have a fab weekend! x Gabi
Response: Awesome - I'd love a letter back! Did you read my profile? So much in common. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: hi there! Thank you for your swap!! I LOVED everything you sent. Esp the cosmic postcard! Im also impressed that you looked up what ATC JAMS are! I would love to do a swap with you if you would ever want to. Theres a few groups on here for JAMS (Im in them) as well as some facebook groups. :) Have a beautiful artsy day! Thank you again!
Response: Glad you liked stuff! I did sign up for an ATC Jams group, so I will be starting that shortly. Or when someone sends me one. I'm living in one town now, moving to another in 9 days, so I will get to it after that. I look forward to the ATC jams - it seems like such a neat thing to do. And also I sometimes feel sad because I never keep any ATCs I make (though I am duplicating one that I really love one of these days to keep) so this is a way to get to keep something I made, WHILE also swapping! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the personalized note and hope to swap with you more.
Response: Definitely. These stuff the mailboxes - I'll be joining ALL of them now that I have a big ol' stash. I have this quality about me that made it so fun to get together 20 envelopes, put the stamps and my return address label on them, collect 20 or 40 or 60 of a bunch of different stuff, and have them all ready to go and label, and basically this was just so fun. I'd love doing this even if I didn't get stuff back, but can't wait to see what I get back! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Yay for green! (I wish I could have written this in green.) Thanks for the cheery citrus ATcoin, green envie and card, and die cuts. Your green goodies made my day!
Response: So glad you liked it. I'm mad for green, and feel the same kind of rush when I meet someone else who is that I feel when I meet a fellow Whovian or Sherlock fan or Trekkie or... you know, like that! Green is my #1 fandom! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I'm loving your creations. Great backgrounds and all in my favorite color :) Thanks for the cool postcard too.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I was flipping through postcards, and that one jumped out to m e as really matching the rest with the different shades of green and almost teal. Green is a great obsession of mine, so I loved doing this. Do you ever find it hard to send cards you make? Also, I just ordered a set of notecards that come in yellow envelopes and of course I thought of you! You might be getting a random yellow envelope one of these days. :D Oh, and thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: I had so much fun going thru all the green! Love the stamped bird images, so simple but great.
I actually haven't been able to catch up on Greys Anatomy yet :)
Response: Glad I didn't put spoilers in then! I'm so glad you liked it! I had such fun putting it together and only felt sad that I didn't have a green envelope in that size. Yeah, I'm finding that I like to stamp images, then use watercolors or colored pencils and then use them like a die-cut on a card or other piece of art, so hopefully you will be able to use those. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the cool card :) I should do a collage swap on Swap-Bot! I did one a few years ago, where people made collages representing wellness. I still have the one I received, it's taped on the wall of my bedroom.
Response: Oh, that is brilliant. Definitely do it! I'll be the first to sign up. Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for your heartfelt message regarding your mental health recovery. I am going to make some collage pages with clear paper, so that I can decorate the front and also preserve the back so it can be read. I will do this with cards where people talk about mental health! :)
Response: Oh, that means so much to me! I don't know if you read my profile, but I definitely relate to mental health struggles. I don't know how much of that I was able to put on a postcard, but it's a real struggle. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty butterfly coin and the extra coin backgrounds!! :)
Response: You're very welcome, and thank you very much for the rating and the heart. I have now fallen in love with these coins and want to only ever make them! Not really only, but they are really fun. I'm glad you like it!
Addition: After I wrote this, a day later I think, I found a swap for 20 ATCoins. Fun!!!
Comment: Thank you for the post card. I've tried to buy all of Stephen King books. Book swap, yard sales, new, etc. But he writes so fast that I can't keep up. I just finished an Anne Rice book. Have you tried Dean Koontz? His "Watchers" is very good. How about Stephen King's "Lisey's Story"?
Any way thanks again for the pc.
Response: Oh, Lisey's Story is my favorite single book by Stephen King. And Watchers is BY FAR my fave Dean Koontz book! I still so badly want to find a dog who can talk to me!!! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! Yeah, King pumps them out. I'm glad, because he's getting up there, and I want as much of him as he can give before ... you know, he can't. I'm very selfish that way! Which Anne Rice book? Did you like it?
Comment: First, I adore your sunflower card! Second, younhave like yhe best handwriting I have EVER seen in my life! No joke. Lol happy swapping.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and the compliment. I was so worried you wouldn't like it with it being not hand drawn. I am definitely going to send you a hand painted one when I get you again! But in the meantime, thanks for the rating and the heart and the kind words!
Comment: I love your card! Watercoloring shells is super hard. I failed several times before i got one that didnt look like a blob lol. Happy swapping.
Response: I'm impressed you got one. I just never did. Though the card I received was really cool. The top layer was clear with a stamped image of a conch shell, and beneath it was watercolor painting, which looked very abstract on its own (but still pretty) and then colored in the top stamped layer when that was pulled down over it. Okay, now I have to give a name "goosey" cuz shout out. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you - from one Bogie fan to another.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! Yes, he's dreamy. In real life, other than just the dead thing, I could never have hung around him with all the smoking, but boy he makes me happy when I watch him on TV. Let me tell you this weird thing and see what you think - Denzel Washington's mouth/way of talking reminds me of Humphrey Bogart. What do you think?
Comment: Thank you for a great letter and goodies! No, the Gunslinger and Dark Tower books are not my favorites. I actually do not like them at all. My favorites are Deloris Claiborne, Misery and IT, among others. Actually, my mom used to read Stephen King out loud when she was pregnant with me. I guess that was my first exposure. Lol I’ve loved King for as long as I can remember!!
Response: Wow, and even BEFORE you can remember! I think your King tastes run like my mom's. The Dark Tower series seems to be a love-it or hate-it kind of thing. But if I can make one suggestion - the one he added later, Wind Through the Keyhole, is very different from the others, so if you get the chance to read it, I suggest it. It only stays with the Gunslinger at the very beginning and end, and the story in the middle is AMAZING. I love the ones you mentioned. Thanks for the rating, and for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I loved the background on it. Thank you for the lovely note and all the goodies.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Like I said, I had a hard time letting that go. I'm in the process of making a duplicate to keep. I realized after sending that those stamps were not the kind with the backing, but you could always put them on a backing. Enjoy! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Nice card! I don't think you cheated, as the card is well composed. Thanks!
Response: Thanks! Yeah, I looked at it on a pic I loaded online on Pinterest, and thought, it looks all right. Just cuz it's easy doesn't mean it's bad. haha! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Loved your card- hopefully your humidity has died down.
Response: It will eventually. But with my central air, I hardly care. Hope your weather cools down - I saw these posts about how hot it is down there, things like traffic barriers just melting. Insane! Stay cool! Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: One of my friends just went on a trip to see Polar Bears and whales but she didn't they didnt find many bears = ( sad, I hope I get to see them one day. Bison is our 14 y/o dog/son LOL. Thank you for the PC!
Comment: Hi Jennifer,
Thank you so much for all the Randomness, it was a a really great selection and, yes my students will love the stickers, I can always use them!! Hope you had a great B-Day...I’m already passed the 50 mark.....just enjoy its only a number...especially love the animal postcards, right up my alley...Thanks again, love everything so much...Debbie
Comment: Love the Kazumi Yoshida PC! I was wearing sunglasses when I plucked it out of the mailbox and my first thought was 'Is this someone's sharpie art? Then I thought I recognized the style.....turned it over, yes! Love that I got a Zebra and a monkey and lately I am trying to draw elephants, so, cooll! Thanks, Good choice! (plus having a rough day so happy mail day to me! )
Comment: Yay! Another Cold Case fan. Sadly, I don't think we'll ever see it streaming anywhere. Too hard to get the music rights. And you know that show would be half of its awesomeness without the music. :) Go you for taking a risk and trying something new! I hope your painting gets better and better and that you love it always. :)
Comment: Your ATC backgrounds came out great and I love the look! So much better than mine! I'm learning something new from each set I receive. I'm used to working with fabric ATCs so I have a lot to learn! Thank you!
Comment: Your notecard was lovely! I loved the extra effort of sending a cactus notecard (-‘: also THANK YOU for the jazz recommendation! I’ll be sure to give it a listen or 2! I also put my pins on my denim jacket haha it gives it an edgier look and I’m all about it. Again, thank you so much ~
Comment: Thank you very much for the cute Pride ATC! I like the abstract owl, and I think your practice doodles are very cute! I'm putting them in my sketchbook for safekeeping. Glad to meet another person who is a green fanatic! Happy swapping!
Comment: Your envie, very clever BTW, made it just fine! I actually opened it up all the way and read about the asteroids!!!!! Your ATC id very cool, if you were my age you might even say - groovy because of the colors and waviness! That's my interpretation to the coolness of it..... lol Thank you for the extra PC!!!!!
Comment: We have a bit in common...I’d love to be pen pals with you! 🌸🌺
Response: I would love that. Any time you write me, I'll definitely write back! Not knowing that it would go two ways, I didn't ask questions, and I got a chatty kathy letter today full of questions for me, in addition to stuff about the person, and I realized, I would love to make it a two-way street! I'd absolutely love to hear from you, learn more about you and what's going on in your life, and I will definitely respond near immediately when I receive any letters.
Comment: Thank you! Glad I introduced you to something new with the axolotls! Sorry, not sure why it didn’t save when I tried rating the first time.
Response: Oh, weird. I don't keep track of my ratings like I should. I mean, i always notice when a new one comes in, cuz my email tells me, but if I'm missing ratings, I don't really know. So yay! Yeah, those things are cute!
Comment: I love these Planner swaps. I have finally found Planner Peace with my B6 Travelers Notebook. I am determined to convert all my girlfriends to using paper planners. I hope to invite some friends over to my house to a Planner workshop of sorts. Anyway, thanks for your Pinterest board, I have already begun to read the articles on there. What kind of planner do you use?
Comment: Oh my god i adore you!!! i love this board so much thank you so much for all the time you took to make it!! its an understatement to say i love it lol and i know orange peels are heavenly thanks again!!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I had so much fun with this. I wish there was s job like this haha!