Comment: You always come up with the most creative and amazing ATCs! I love this one. The stamp you used is such a different take for the song title and so not typical. I love your expression of it. Thank you for sharing your awesome art with me !
Response: Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate the rating and heart!
Comment: What an awesome ATC! Yours are always so creative. I really love how you put everything together. Thank you so much also for the beautiful piece of fabric! I will definitely be using it for something special (now that I've kind of figured out my sewing machine lol).
Comment: Oh my, what a beautiful tag! I love the background and all the little touches. Her stitched skirt is just beautiful! I love everything about this tag! Thank you so much for the extra winged beauties as well. They are precious!
Response: Thanks so much for hosting and for you kind words. :-)
Comment: Ramona, these are some of the loveliest St. Patrick's Day ATCs I've ever received. I love your attention to detail (the embellished background paper) AND the fact that you sent me an extra ATCoin, which is equally adorable. Thank you so much for being a great swap partner!
Response: I am happy that it arrived safely and that you like them. :-) I appreciate the rating/heart.
Comment: your envied was adorable and I loved the ATC! And the clipping, cause I love vintage and retro stuff! Thanks so much! We have had 3 of our younger grandkids with us this week! I got your envied and stuff a couple of days ago but have been too busy to respond! Teehee! Happy swapping to you!
Response: I am happy you like it. Thanks for the sweet comment and rating/heart.
Comment: Awwwwww.....what a beautiful ATC and the directions followed to a T....... I love the vintage feel of it..... thank you so much....and I LOVE to WANDER also.... will be doing that with a couple of gal pals in a couple weeks to WACO..... big hugs and many hearts....thanks too for the decorated envelope..... love those stamps....
Response: Thanks for the lovely comments and the rating. I am happy you like it.
Comment: Thank you for the swap but most of all thank you for your darling daughter. She wrote me a wonderful note and shared her love of unicorns. How lucky you are. And how lucky I am. Please tell her I will be sending mail her way.It is the love and compassion of my Swapbot community that gives my soul some of the peace I feel.
Response: I am so happy that it brightened your day a little. @mandyswaps was so excited about making that letter for you. It was really good for her, too. :-)
Comment: Hi Ramona, thanks for the wonderful ATC, I love it. My co-worker when I was younger, a girl named Shawn O'Keefe had a daughter named Molly. So this card is special to me!! :) Thanks also for all the lovely extras. Happy St. Patricks Day to you!!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it. :-) Happy coincidences are wonderful. Thanks for the kind comments and rating/heart.
Comment: Nice!! Love what you came up with!! Love the stampotique & vlv stamps! So much fun! Have to ask tho... was that a vlv stamp on the envelope? Can you give me the name (girl holding envelope). L♡VE!!! Thanks so much for the great skinny!! Happy new year!!!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and rating/heart. The envelope stamp was by sunny carvahlo. I think I bought it from her Etsy shop or rubber moon stamps. She’s one of my favorites. The other stamps are vintage Teesha Moore from around 2001. I don’t think I used any from vlvs or stampotique on this project although I have no shortage of either. :-)
Comment: Oh.My.Gosh! I LOVE this! I love that girl on the envelope. A lot. The stamped images are totally my thing.Such a cool ATC! The backings are awesome, too. Thanks for a thoughtful, super creative swap! ♥
Response: That stamp is by Sunny Carvelo. I love it too. :-) I appreciate your comment and rating/heart.
Comment: Thank you for a most wonderful package! I appreciate the handmade items you included so much in addition to the other beautifully packaged items. A real treat to open. This package is why I love swap-bot.
Response: I am so glad that you like it. I always worry about what I send. Thanks for the nice comment and rating/heart.
I was blown away with your mixed media skinny art card.It is so unique and I can see a ton of work went into it. The presentation was wonderful and extras too! WOW and double WOW!!!
One of my faves. I will treasure this. Thank you SO MUCH!!!!! ♥
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so happy you like it. I have made hundreds of ATCs but only a very few skinny cards. I hope to do more this year. I appreciate the rating and heart!
Comment: So very cute coins. Thank you. And if you ever decide to set up shop near my area, I work cheap. We don't have a metaphysical shop within 20 miles. :(
Response: lol...I am retired so no plans to open any stores anywhere. sorry. My daughter manages the one in TN and officially I still own it although I mostly do taxes and bookkeeping/computer stuff. Thanks for the rating, heart and kind comments. :-)
Response: Thanks for the prompt rating. I appreciate that.
I am sorry you did not like the card. I made it before the swap and did not realize I should have glued the Alice down instead of giving her some dimension in order to meet your profile requirements of "flat" ATCs.
Comment: You create such amazing swaps ... this is no exception... the envelope is a true work of art! This atc is so so great love the spooky touch from the gauze ... just an excellent card ... so glad it’s mine and thanks as well for your generous extras...
Response: I am glad you like it. I haven't played with digital art in a while, so making the envelopes was a fun adventure. Thanks for the rating and heart. :-)
Comment: Hi Ramona! Thanks so much for the "bold" ATC you created for this swap. I love the way you made it into a tag. Very clever! Thanks also for the ATC Coins. I haven't participated in any of the swaps because I don't have anything that size to cut a circle.. and don't trust me to cut a circle without a guide.. it will look like an oval!!! lOL. Thank you so much for everything!
Comment: Thank you so much for the two artist trading cards and your digital one oh my God I loved it I would love to have more and your other one the April artist Trading Card the one that you made for the swap I loved it to I'd love to see some more of your work these are absolutely beautiful would you be interested in doing private swaps between me and you let me know and thank you so much these are amazing they made my day
Response: I am so happy you like them. Thanks for your kind words and prompt rating. I would be glad to do a private swap if you like. I am in lots of groups and do quite a few public swaps too. :-)
Comment: I can see why that is one of your favorite stamps! I LOVE Sqid-brella!! The ATC is awesome, love the background (it’s a one of a kind @stonekeepers!), the colors all work great together & the cute stamped image. Thank you so much for a wonderful ATC to add to my collection and the extras.
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the prompt rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. The Finnabair stamp is great, and I love the distressed look of the card. So happy to be able to add this one to my collection. Thank you also for the seasonal extras. Have a joyful festive season.
Response: You are most welcome. I am happy that you like it.
Comment: Great choice of images! Very "Picasso-esque!" Thanks for the extra card... I enjoyed reading about the artist and checked him out online...quite interesting...thanks also for the french article.. it will be used...nice swap
Response: You are most welcome. I am glad you liked them. I thought it was interesting too. :-)
Comment: O.M.G. I LOVE the darling ATC you made! It warms my heart!!! Love the sweet darling paper with the Santa Claus image! The "Furry and Bright" is so stickin cute! The little white trim and layers of papers are PURRFECT! Thank you for sending me some of that darling paper and the stickers (which one is a French bulldog!!!!) I love it all!
Response: I am so happy you liked it. The style was different for me, but I really liked how it turned out. Thanks for the rating and kind words. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the card - it arrived quickly! And thank you so much for sharing your Girl Scouting story with me. I love hearing from other leaders - past and present. I hope your daughter enjoyed the conference!
Response: Wow...that was fast. Most of the US ones have not arrived yet. GS is a great program. Glad you are part of the movement. :-)
Comment: Hello Ramona! What a gorgeous ATC. So many beautiful layers, inking, and elements. Purple is one of my favorites to work with and your purples are beautiful. LOVE the sentiment--my brain has FiLE cabinets! Thank you so much for a beautiful card to add to my collection and for all the little bits and bobs you sent along, too.
Response: I am so happy you liked it. :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Beautiful card. I'm really drawn to it-- love the colors! Thanks so much for resending.
Response: I liked this one better than the first attempt. :-) I hope the first one gets to you eventually because I put some of that cool japanese paper in the envelope. I know it's old because I have had it for a very long time. Thanks for the rating and heart and I am glad this one made it.
Comment: Absolutely LOVE my settings and thanks so much for the extras!! I was devastated to hear of teesha's stroke :(. Where did you get her stamps??
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. I am happy that you like them stamps. I think i bought them from an online store called everythingmixedmedia.com. She also sells them on her etsy store, I think.
Comment: Absolutely love! Thank you so much for the great atc.... thank you for the warm wishes! Best of luck to you with your parent(s). It is hard but just think, they took care of us when we were babies... Hang in there, you will be blessed!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the rating and the heart, too. :-)
Comment: What a truly lovely card and envelope!! I loved the bird design, and the colors were beautiful. Thank you so much for the extras as well - the ATC signature sheets were wonderful for a newbie. Thank you again, dina
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! I am happy it arrived safely. :-)
Comment: Hi Ramona! Thank you for checking. I did get your ATC for this swap, and had put a comment/rating...but for some reason, the ratings I did for this swap are mostly missing now! This site has serious problems...so today, I am going through all my swaps and checking to see if the ratings have stuck. It will take hours! Thank you so much for the fantastic ATC! It is SO Dyan Reavely. -. I adore it! I also love the extra one you sent, reminds me of the Dr Who Weeping Angels! You are fabulous!
Response: Thanks so much for checking! I know the site has been having problems for some time now. I keep a spreadsheet and worry if something doesn't arrive in a couple of weeks. I love those Dylusions stamps, too. The angel is a photo I took years ago that is one of my favs.
Comment: Hi Ramona, thank you so much for the wonderful ATC card, such beautiful work, I love it :) thank too for the extras. I liked your note , funny thing I would love to own a metaphysical shop!! Thanks for the lovely swap xxx
Response: You are most welcome. I am happy that you like it. I received your swap today too. :-) Thanks for the feedback and heart!
Comment: Thanks so much, for this beautiful and generous swap!!! I love the stamped and painted envie of underwater life, the ATC is gorgeous and thanks too for all the extras! You brightened my day! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks so much for the rating, heart and your kind words. I am glad you liked it. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. Loved the image, she doesn't look all that thrilled about the crown. LOL! Thanks for the wonderful extras too. I can certainly use those ATC backings.I was not affected personally by the tornado. It was devastating to those affected but it brought out so much good in our community & across the state. Thanks for asking.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart! It's good that you received it and did not suffer damage from weather. Happy winter/spring. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastically adorable junker doll.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I am glad that she arrived safely. I really wanted to make a special box and decorate it so that you would get cool mail art, but my mother got sick and I barely had time to finish her and get her in the mail.
Comment: OMGoodness!! What wonderful mail I received with such a fabulous kit! As Halloween is not part of our culture, I was so happy to see all the bits n bobs enclosed. We don't have items like those here, so I'm excited. TY TY TYou very much, I love it all! ðŸ˜Šâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Response: I am happy that it finally arrived and that you like it! Thanks so much for the rating and hearts, too. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the very nice ATC blanks. I especially love the backs. I chuckled when I read that you like to visit your daughter in WI during the summer---what, you don't like traveling in "snow globe" weather? :-)
Response: Glad you liked them. Yeah...I'm more of a snow bird. :-)
Comment: And yet another really great ATC! The string that you used as a kind of background works really well and the crystal ball in the witches hand was just icing on the cake! Thank you for joining!
Response: Thanks for the kind comments, rating and heart and for hosting the Speedy swaps. I love making ATCs.
Comment: Thank you for such a wonderful swap! The envelope was great loved the hamster stamp and the sisters stamp and the crystal stamp... The card was so well made ...great image all elements as well especially the "dotted edge" thank you so much for the info sheets I need to design my own! Will enjoy using these! Thanks for everything
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the kind words and rating. :-)
Comment: Wow, I really love your mail!! From the ATC (love the style, reminds me a bit of Carnival-the series) to the envie, the card (also made yourself?), as well as the nice little extra's!! I want to thank you a lot for it!!! <3 - Ellen
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I am happy that you like the ATC! I cannot take credit for the card. It was from a local craft store. :-)
Comment: OMG!!!! I just received your wonderful envelope - it was held up by the customs office, as I had suspected... Anyway - I love your ATCs, and I love those quartz crystals! Those really are special, I have not seen that particular habit before! Thank you SO SO SO much for this great addition to my mineral collection! :D You absolutely made my day!!!
Response: I am so happy you got it. I was beginning to really worry. Aren't the crystals special. I love how the termination faces are curved. If you study them with a microscope you can see inclusions. :-)
Comment: I love the ATC's you sent me! Thank you so much! And I love the backs you sent along with them. Where can I get some like that? Or did you make them up? Have a great week and Happy swapping to you.....
Response: You are most welcome! The backs were from a PS brush set I bought over ten years ago from scrapbook graphics.com. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I love this card,, what an interesting technique, love that you gave a description,, very creative and so well done,,,love the extras and that card you sent it in, I have an ideal for,,Thank you so very much
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for your kind words and the rating and heart! Happy swapping!
Comment: Ramona, I love the precious gothic arch card...so pretty and love the sweet little details. Thank you so very much for the darling paper...great bird images. Your card and note was lovely. Yesterday was my birthday and when I opened up your envelope it was like a little birthday gift. Thank you...made my day.
Response: Awww...so happy to make your day better! Thanks for the rating and the nice words. :-)
Comment: Thanks for the extras and I love the explanation. AND the note card which is special too. As for your note, it's sad that sane residents of a state have to apologize for its idiots ((((ramona))))
Response: You are most welcome! Glad you like it. Look forward to swapping soon...actually, I am putting another in the mail to you today. :-)
Comment: They came! They came! Thanks for the extra one... and also including the detail of where the image came from. Even going so far as to include the caption from the owl one. I used to take pictures with a 35mm but the developing became too spendy. Sad face. Have fun with your visit, I am glad that you can rest easy! =)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I am relieved that the letter got there. I am just the opposite...could never manage to get good 35mm pics...they would put labels over them. but digital with image stabilized lenses rocks..I love photography. Just sad I couldn't take pics when kids were young because of camera shake. Thanks again...look forward to more swaps!
Comment: I am thrilled when I get to be your partner,,I know I am going to get something special ..and boy did I ever,,Love these 3 amazing cards,, you are so talented and I am so lucky to add these to my collection..love your note and the great extras too,,Thank you so very much
Response: You are so welcome and I am happy you liked them. Thanks for the rating and the kind words. I enjoy swapping with you too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute ATC. Being a transplant person isn't too bad. At least I'm not surrounded by Freeways and millions of cars. I'm still not happy with the humidity. I do have the first cookbook from the Bell's Best.
Response: You are very welcome! I agree about the freeways and cars.
Then, there are the storms...stay safe.
Comment: â™¥ Thank you for the fantastic assortment of papers. I love joss paper and have many different designs. I have yet to figure out what to do with them, but I am certain I shall. Thanks again for everything.
Response: Papers are my weakness. :-)
Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Hi again Ramona! Hey . . . don't bad-mouth my sweet little owl! haha . . . Seriously the owl is super cute and I love the vintage "hoot" girl--so innovative. Glad to be the recipient of another of your creations!
Response: I am happy that you liked it. I really had a harder time with that one than most. :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Ramona, what an amazing swap! You do such beautiful work! I love the purples and blues in the background! The yoga girl is so fitting for me right now... my mantra lately has been " find your peace within" SO THANK YOU so much! (how did you know?) lol =D
Thank you for the extra ATC and the awesome ephemera you sent, I will be using that in my future projects, for sure! The floral card is so pretty too! I keep the cards and am going to use them to make a journal! Thank you for being my swap partner!
Oh, and how cool is that, you own property in Quartzsite! Wow! Do you find lots of quartz crystals on your property? =D
Response: Glad you liked the ATC! I didn't really know. I kind of "feel" the art sometimes. :-)
We only own a trailer in Quartzsite...actually, we buy most of the crystals. Best ones are from Brazil. But, the trailer is next to the show grounds where they have one of the big rock shows.
Thanks for the rating and the heart! Look forward to future swaps with you.
Comment: Oh, Ramona! How I LOVE this Gothic Arch ATC! It's just like a mini-shrine with Mary on the inside. Your "doors" are beautiful with the fancy Dresden and I love the sweet Mary and the trim all around her. So thoughtful. And I thank you doubly for the wonderful extras what fun!
Response: I am happy you like it. I love making these little cards with surprises. :-) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: This is my first ATC swap, and after opening this envelope I am absolutely hooked. The card is beautiful and cool, and the included art goodies inspired me to do something which ended up completely unrelated (which is how art goes). Thank you so much!
Response: I am pleased that you are joining us! And, I am glad you could use some of the things I sent. Thanks for the rating and the heart and I look forward to swapping with you again soon. :-)
Comment: Ramona, I Love this ATC!!! Amazing work!. I can see so much time went into creating this card! Thank you very much for this lovely card and for the vintage book pages. I hope to swap with you again...ðŸ’• ðŸ’• ðŸ’•
Response: BevT, you are most welcome. I love making ATC's and other "stuff". I appreciate the rating and the comment and look forward to future swaps. :-)
Comment: Very nice! I also sent 2 ATCs. Sometimes an image does stand alone. I love the ones you chose. And I can certainly use the bonus items. Thank you. I'm having a rough week and really needed the happy mail!
Response: You are most welcome. Thanks for the rating and the heart! It does brighten your day to get something in the mail besides the electric bill. :-)
Comment: Thank you for a lovely, striking ATC! I think you were right to stop - it doesn't need a thing :). Love the great quote and art bits, too. (Milagros stamps? Thanks for sharing!)
Response: You are welcome. That was one of my most favorite ATC's yet and I love that the photo was 100 years old. The milagros stamps are from an old set I bought by Melanie Sage in 2003. I have some metal ones somewhere but couldn't put my hands on them. :-)
Comment: Hey Ramona! I love your ATC. I've been studying how you created this little masterpiece. Nicely done. I also love the presentation of the envelope with the heart cut-out window to give me a glimpse of my surprise atc. Also thank you for the goodies. They'll come in handy for other creations. Many thanks. â™¥â™¥
Response: Thanks for the rating! I am happy that you like it. :-)
Comment: A-MA-ZING! You must have made this just for me...a door, purple, and a kitty! This has to be the most awesome ATC I've gotten yet. Deserving of 77 hearts at least - alas, I can only give one! Oh, I almost forgot to say thank you for the book pages and ephemera too!
Response: Glad you like the card. I had fun making it. Thanks for the rating and heart too.
Comment: Wow, wow, wow. What a wonderful ATC! I love it!! I love the frog papers and the little frog envelope. Even the mailing envelope was fun! Thank you so much for putting so much work into creating this ATC and brightening my day!!
Response: Thanks for the rating! I am happy you liked it. I love making ATC's. :-)
Comment: why can I not give you the hearts you deserve for this card..to just give 1 for a card like this is embarrassing,, you should have at least 10000..I had no ideal I would receive something so amazing and beautiful when I came up with this swap ideal..WOW,,I am blessed to add this amazing atc to my collection..Thank you with 1 heart is so not enough but it is all swap-bot will allow..Thank you sooooo very ..When you came from Franklin through Hayesville you passed Lake Chatuge and real close to my home, I love right on the lake,,,I know you feel about the cold we were expecting snow today,,Take care, stay warn and don't ever give up on atcs,,long story but they have saved my life once..until we swap again
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I kind of "feel" the cards and that one was special because it "felt" awesome. :-) I understand about art & life and would love to hear your story sometime. I know we will swap again.
Comment: Wow, what a beautiful Atc! I am so impressed! I loved opening all the envelopes inside of envelopes hehehe. Like nesting dolls almost. Thank you for the extra goodies too! I love the little cerub boy in the heart!
Response: I am glad you liked it. I love making little books and the cards are similar. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: I love everything that youve sent! My first Flannery O'Connor stamp! I think it is really cool to have an interactive element to the card. That to realize it fully, TWO sets of doors must be opened! I love love love it! Can you tell me what the quote is from? Thanks a ton! You are welcome to join any of my Speedy Swaps! A+!!
Response: I love Flannery O'Connor...didn't realize that they put one on the envelope or I would have bought one for myself.
The "quote" on that card is actually from the book The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen. My sister works at the local library and gave me some worn out books to cut up. I flipped through until I found the right words...lol. It seemed to fit. I didn't read the book. :-) Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Your pets are very beautiful. I'm sorry for the lost of your cat, he was really cute. My dog died to, so it's kind of a memorie lane for us, don't you think?? A tribute to our loyal departed friends.
Comment: Dear Ramona, what lovely pictures and such clever little frames for them. Is the big fluffy cat your pet? Thank you very much for such a nice swap.
Response: Hi Mary, thanks for the rating and I am happy that you liked the photos. The cat was my pet, but she passed away last summer from a tick-borne virus. She was 13 and was a great pet and a very good mouser. Her name was BabyKat because she was so tiny when we rescued her.