Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely PC! The blues looked so wonderful together! I appreciate the kind words in your note as well. And don’t worry, all the tape stayed down during the card’s journey through the postal system!
Comment: Wow! I wish I could give you more than one heart! What a cool presentation for your letter--and thanks for the gorgeous extras. I would love to write you back but your address was torn; would you PM it to me?
Comment: OMG!! The folder is absolutely amazing!!! I love it so much!!! Once I saw it I decided to start mine over because I don’t think mine is even close to being as amazing as yours!! Lol!! I love it and I am having fun with this swap! It’s my first time making one of these but it won’t be my last!! Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you for a very colorful scripture card. So nice and bright and pretty. The envie was nicely done too:) Thank you for the scripture color art cards as well. Those are very nice. Thanks for swapping with me.
Comment: Oh this envelope is so pretty!! We have blooming pear trees in our yard also (like your neighbors) and cherry trees too... my favorite day of the year is when all the blossoms are snowing everywhere!!! It's more than one day, actually, but not many!
Thank you for the fun bits of spring you included inside as well!
Comment: Oh my Tracy, this is so cute! Even your little decorated note card is adorable! Thank you for not writing inside the feather card too...now I can use that one as well! Have a wonderful end of winter!
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful swap package. The weaving is beautiful! I love the secondary color palette and rarely think to use it. Your extra prints are lovely too. Flowers in shimmery paint ... Hard to beat. And thanks for the washi tape card. Ever since I saw that technique on your Instagram I have been hooked! So much fun. Wonderful swap! <3<3<3
Comment: Hi Tracy! It is so wonderful to find you in my mailbox again! I adore the mixed media coin you created, and the color palette is wonderful! I've already put it on display, thanks for such an awesome swap! P.S. I kinda miss my alphabetical list too, just haven't found time to put it back. hehehehe
Comment: Thank you soo much for the items you sent. I love the decorated envie. It gives me more ideas for envie decorating. The washi tape note cards are cute. The scrapbook paper will certainly come in handy. One cannot get enough of washi tape. Nice ATC. Thanks a bunch!
Comment: For starters I loved your washi decorated card that held a beautiful ATC coin with a bit of sparkle and a trio of colorful butterflies. I love working with my Gelli plate so really liked your background as well. Thanks for a fun swap!
Comment: Thanks for your beautiful green/blue gelli printed card/envelope. Everything was coordinated nicely, as you always do. Enjoyed your newsy letter & pretty washi samples. A fabulous mail day it was! 💜
Comment: Wow what a surprise. I loved that you mailed the file folder without enclosing it in something. I know you suggested it but I couldn’t figure out a way to do it, I guess I overthunk it.thanks for all th journaling cards an small journal (again good way to mail it -opened- gotta remember that too) it’s been pouring here and the whole package is soaked, I was afraid the whole painted page was going to run, but everything is drying out well
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful washi samples, I just LOVE them! And I also love how you did your envelope, so nice-looking... It was such a nice surprise in my mailbox this morning. Thanks again!
Comment: I love the ATC and even with the 3D puzzle piece I think it might still fit in the binder and pocket sleeve (like they save baseball cards in) I use to keep my collection. Even if it didn't fit, it's still an ATC that I really like so I'll stick it in my collection. I do have some ATCs that are 3D type that are in my collection. The 3D type I'm not crazy are more like the ones with the little glue rubber backing attaching pieces to the ATC. Those are 2 thick and often get torn up when they are stored. I love the little tiny puzzle pieces you have on there, they are so cute. Thanks again for the awesome ATC.......=)
Comment: 💜💜 Thank you for the AMAZING wonderful happy mail. You put so much detail into the goodies. I love the handmade note card and envelopes. Did you use sprays? The stamps were a wonderful surprise!!! I would have done the same thing. Thank you so much. Very generous of you. 🤩💜💜
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Yes I used spray inks. I have gobs of them and love the effect. Thank you for the heart!😘
Comment: Love the B&W washi PC with a li’l splash of washi roll color! Great mix of tapes, and I only have one of them myself (they 1950s-style hipster squares and rectangles :D). WIshing you a full swap postbox throughout 2020!
Comment: I apparently typed the following when I received your letter but didn't change the "I do not wish to rate..." to a five and it went into my archives without eating you! I am so sorry for that. Here is my original rating, heart included! Luckily the UHM group mod caught my error.:
Thank you for resending. Beautiful envelope! I'm sorry you had to rewrite it. I'm constantly considering dietary changes as well. I see friends hop on bandwagons and either fall off or come to a grinding halt. It's not encouraging! I try to be more active but it's not natural for me (I'll be one of the first taken down in the zombie apocalypse). I enjoyed The Changing of the Guard. The Chinaberry trees have made quite a mess in our yard on preparation for winter.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart. I'm glad you got it.
Comment: Tracy- I love all of the tags you made! You are so talented.
Response: Aww, thank you! I'm glad you liked them. When I set up the swap, I had something very different in mind, but then someone sent those tags as extras, they were on my table and I just went with them. I really enjoy making tags, actually better than ATCs. Thank you for the heart! 😘
Comment: Lovely tree card! And I love the washi tape card too:) We celebrate on Christmas Eve w family. I still have most all gifts to buy. Husband is going in for back surgery in the morning so that has had most my attention right now. We will spend 3 days over Thanksgiving in the hospital for his surgery & then home for many weeks of recovery.Hope all your holidays are wonderful!
Response: I will be praying for you and your husband. So good you can be there with him. I'm glad you liked the cards. 😀 Thank you for the quick rating and heart! 💟
Comment: Shoot girl, you get more than a heart you get accolades just for dragging that stuff out. lolol You embossed????????????? OMgosh, I rarely see embossing ever in all my years on here! lol Wow. Thank you for a stoking swap and your envelope too. The MAIL ART stamp is a cute size. I was wondering how big it was on their site but I like the size I'll have to get it. Your trees came out sooooooooooo gooooood too. Thank you for all youve done!
Response: I was especially proud of those trees on that metallic paint. 😊 I had so much fun making them. Thank you for asking me to swap again. I like to emboss them because they stand out better than just plain stamping, especially when I use distress inks, which aren't as solid as other inks. Thank you for the heart, too!
Comment: I love your abstract ~ it has so many fun colors, shapes, and textures! I also like the notepaper that you wrote on. ( Ha ha that's me too!)
Thanks for the extra goodies. The lace and ribbon are beautiful and the bird fabric is cool.
I'm thinking about using one of those birds in my abstract piece.
Response: I am so glad you liked it all. I think we could be good art buddies if we lived closer together! 😀 Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Wow! Love the shimmer of the envelope. I do love some shimmer. Love the cute way that you used washi. LOVE! the poem. Thanks for the great swap. Happy Holidays
Response: I'm glad you liked it! The envelope has been in my stash for 10 years, it was from my son's wedding invitations. I am glad you enjoyed my poem, too. Thank you for the quick rating and heart! 💟
Comment: Hi Tracy, you did a superb job on these. I found it fun too. I'm reminded you are from Broken Arrow. I'm sure we talked about this before....we used to live in OKC for a long time, but that was eons ago. AR is our home now due to grandkids.
Response: I'm glad you liked the envies. I just love washi tape! 😀 Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I loved reading your "about me" questions! I love the look of sea glass too, I just don't collect it. Although I have used some of it before (that I've found) in mixed media artworks!
Response: Thank you . I enjoy these swaps when the questions pertain to me. My life is a bit different, so some of the questions are hard to expand upon long enough to fill a letter! Thank you for the heart! 😊
Comment: Such a cool house-- I love the style! Rough edges, great texture, quirky and original. Thank you! Also, thanks for the extras, I look forward to using the labels and stamps. ♥ This was a fun swap; thanks for hosting it!
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I have so much fun making those little houses. 😀 Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Tracy! Thank you so much for the rockin' swap! I love it when people send to me who have more mixed media supplies than me.! lol I was happy to see 2 partners which is always fun to get 2 interpretations. And you even gelli'd the envie too. And that is one hunkin' hugh sticker! lol Woah! I have never made a sticker before and this swap topic is rare. OH and thank you for the all the stamps on the envie! LOve "em"!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the stickers and the swap. Thank you for joining the swap and for the heart!
Comment: I loved the yellow chick ATC you made for me! The lemon yellow was perfect! I was so surprised to see the chick stamp you used, which of course matches my username! The ATC envelope and washi note you made was the "cherry on the cake"! How fun to get a beautiful ATC along with the pretty envelope you decorated, along with multiple pretty postage stamps. Thank you so much for making my day!
Response: When I was waiting for partners to be assigned, I read all the preferences and hoped I would get you since I thought that stamp might be right up your alley! I am delighted that you liked it! Thank you for the lovely rating and heart. 😘
Comment: Wow! what a lovely swap. I loved the cheerfully decorated envelope & the little file folder you made to hold the ATC was so nice...not to mention the great ATC you created. You always put your heart into your swaps & that's why it's so great to be your partner. Take care :)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I enjoy swapping with you, too! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful little file folders!!! I love the little spiral clip and your painted (jelly plated?) paper is beautiful! I love the blues and greens! As always, wonderful to swap with you!
Response: You're welcome. I had so much fun making those! Thank you for the heart. 😘💟
Comment: I really hated to open the envelope it’s so pretty! I’m going to use it in a junk journal! Beautiful envelope and card! Thank you! The time spent on envelope alone many hearts to you! God bless
Response: Oh, I am so glad you liked it. I really enjoy making and decorating envelopes. Thank you for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter about change, written on a card you designed no less! And thank you for the poem you wrote about the change of the season! I very much enjoyed it! I appreciate you hosting a swap in our little group!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, quick rating and heart! I enjoy hosting, and am happy to be included in the group. 😀
Comment: Oohhhh! Lovely art goodies arrived today. Beautiful envelope. Excellent ATC with gorgeous autumn colors and a green shimmer. And I LOVE the little file folder presentation. How cool! Thanks for a great swap! <3<3<3
Response: I always love swapping with you. Your beautiful artwork inspires me, and makes me really strive to send you something you might like. I really appreciate your kind words. And the heart!😀
Comment: Beautiful Fall card! I love it! The colors are perfect and I love your beautiful handmade background! It's always a pleasure to receive a swap from you! The leaves are just barely starting to turn, fall is taking its sweet time to get to Central AR. 90° weather and bright sun today! Thank you for a lovely swap!
Comment: Hi Tracy! Your 'feathers' turned out beautifully! Love the washi colors you chose. I have already added them to my journal pages. Thanks so much for joining; I'm always so pleased to see your name in the swaps I host.
Comment: Tracy, this swap is so great I don't know where to start! The envelope is dynamite...how on earth did you emboss those leaves? I love the paper you chose and the time theme. Those little tags with the drawn stitches...just delightful. Thanks so much!
Response: Yay! I had so much fun making those, I am hosting a swap to make more in another group! The embossed leaves are made by punching out a leaf with a punch, then I used the shape in the cut out like a stencil. I rubbed clear embossing ink on it, then added the powder. I am so glad you liked them. Thank you for the compliments and the heart. 😊💟
Comment: I loved both of your woven cards, the envelope they came in and your lovely letter with very cool weave embellishment inside it!! Your husband is so amazing in all that he builds! :) P.S. I'm not sure how the bot assigns partners...
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I had fun putting it together for you. Thank you for the prompt rating and heart. 😊💟
Comment: Tracy what a beautiful card you made and thanks so much for the lovely note too! Sounds like you have a lot of gardening to do :) Have fun! Thanks too for the Fall washi tape samples and recipe card! Oh and the envie is beautiful~
Response: Thank you for your kind words, they made my day! I have really been enjoying the swaps in this group. They have challenged me to get out of my rut! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much - some new-to-me images. The envelope was lovely also!
Response: You are welcome. I will get to remember this swap for a long time, as I failed to put anything under the tissue paper before I stamped. Snoopy is always fun to have front and center, though! 😁 Thank you for the quick rating and heart!💟
Comment: Wow Tracy, you sent such a nice package. I loved the orange and blue envelope with the first class mail stamp. The bookmark you made was pretty and the atc was so colorful and pleasing to the eye! Thanks!!
Response: I am glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: First off,your beautiful envie is an eyecatcher....love the colors an flower design an the way you did the seal etc.on the back...nice touch.I enjoyed reading your answers an the card was pretty....nice match for the envie!Love the blue washi an the very nice & pretty little flowers you included!I wish I could give you more hearts but thank you soooo much for your wonderful envie an extras!Where do you you get those little white sacks from?I can never find those type.
Response: I am so glad you liked everything! Thank you for your kind words and prompt rating with heart! I don't recall where exactly I ordered those glassine bags from, but I think I had to buy 1000 when I ordered them! Probably from Amazon as they get most of my business these days! I have used most of them up, or I would send you a pile!
Comment: Can I just say how amazing this mail is! By far my favorite mail to open while catching up with everything. I love the envelope seals and stamps and postage. But my favorite is how you packaged everything beautifully and thoughfully. Thank you so very much! :)
Response: I am delighted to hear your kind words! Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: WOW - what a wonderful swap. I love love love your ATC. All those bits and pieces. I appreciate the work that went into creating this. Great presentation/packaging and my favorite extras too!! Thank you so much :)
Response: Is there any craft supply as fun to use as washi tape? If there is, I have yet to discover it!! I am glad you like the ATC. I have made a few through the years using just washi, and I always enjoy the process. Thank you for the prompt rating, kind words and heart. 💟
Comment: 💕 Thanks for showing off lots of washi tapes — Oh so colorful & fun. Thanks for the plentiful cool washi tapes & washi swap cards too, 💕
Response: Thank you for hosting the swap! It is fun to see so many types together for sure! Next time I may try to be intentional with colorizing as I think that would be an interesting challenge. Thank you for the prompt rating and heart. 💟
Comment: Tracy - Thank you for such a lovely swap this month! It was great "getting to know you". I managed to misplace your intro letter after reading it, so hoping I come across it soon. I'm so glad you are able to be outside and enjoying the garden your wonderful family is willing to help with. Everything you sent was so thoughtful and sweet! Thanks again! Oh - I hope you're able to complete all your dish towels! :) My grandmother used to embroider on pillowcases and after she passed, my mom made one for each of us kids to keep the tradition alive. I wish I had more patience for it, it's lovely!
Response: That was the first multi part swap I have done like that, and it was fun! I am glad you enjoyed the things I sent. I have stopped with the embroidery for now, but once it gets closer to the holidays I will probably take them up again. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the wonderful ATC Coin. It's great to see you back & swapping again. I hope we are partnered up again soon because it's always a pleasure swapping with you. Take care!
Response: I am glad you liked it. I love swappingbwith you, too!
Comment: Wow! What a cool idea! Now if I could only knit or crochet.
Response: Oh, I can' do either. That is woven. I used a Tim Holtz ruler and paper piercer to make evenly spaced holes for the warp, then after I put the warp on, I used different yarns to weave on the vertical threads. They are relaxing and fun to make, and I get to play with the colorful fibers! I am glad you liked it. Thank you for the quick rating and lovely heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely washi. I will think of you when I use it. And it was in such a beautiful envelope. And a special thanks for your patience with a newbie trying to learn the Swap-Bot ropes! If I could give 2 hearts, I would!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: What a lovely card! Thanks so much. One of my favorite quotes, too!
Response: I am so glad it finally got to you! It probably wasn't really that long, but it felt like it! I was all set to create another one tomorrow. Thank you for the quick rating and heart. I really appreciate it. 💟
Comment: Woohoo!! Your piece made it safely to me! YAY! I love it! The beading is fantastic and the background is beautiful! Thank you so much! (What a great idea to pair it with a woven card, which is also wonderful! I just got interested in weaving and I didn't even think to put it on a card!) Fantastic swap!!
Response: Boy, I was sweating it, because I thought they were taking a really long time to arrive. I am glad you like the puzzle piece. When I first saw the swap descriotion, I knew I eanted to try weaving and beading on the pieces. Neither one turned out quite like I envisioned, but they are, no doubt, unique! 😊I figured the weaving on the card might protect the beads. I am glad you liked it. I highly recommend trying the weaving on cards. So fun!!! Thank you for the quick rating and heart! 💟
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful envelopes and washi tape! I'm going to use the envelopes as inspiration for making envelopes myself!
Edit: I just noticed that one of the stamps on your envelope is the AR state flag! How cool!
Response: I am glad you liked them. The stamp was pure chance, as I didn't notice it was the AR flag, I was just adding up the postage! 😂 Thank you for the heart. 💟
Comment: The envelopes you made are BEAUTIFUL! I don't know if I will be able to use them, they are so lovely! Of course I live the orange envie, and the gnome on the green one is adorable! But that pink envie! So Gorgeous!!! And I love the little fairy house on the calendar page envie! Thank you so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked them! I am in several envelope swsps right now and have really enjoyed making them. Thank you for the prompt rating and lovely heart! 💟
Comment: Thank you for the green swap! I loved the flower you made! Oh and the envie you sent it all in was classic! Great idea! I will enjoy using the things you sent! It was nice to get a different color of things.
Comment: Hi Tracy thank you so much for the feather swap. it is very beautiful
I love when people can send stitched items thank you also for the extra washie
I’ve never seen feather washie
it is appreciated
Comment: Thank you a thousand times for this amazing envelope. The envelope itself is already being used as a holding place for papers, in a prominent place near my workdesk - it is so my style and taste - it is incredible. (I'm sorry others here can't see it...) And the selection of papers is excellent - I know I will enjoy using everything, especially the painted/stencilled papers...although it's always hard to initially cut them up :)
Comment: OH My Gosh! You created a lot of glassine bags for me! First I saw the wonderful mixed media envelope and then the goodness inside. They are fabulous beyond words! Thanks for sharing with me and being a wonderful swap partner!
Comment: Oh how I love this sweet junk mail journal...the patchwork heart is exceptional, and sets the tone for what's inside. I's aways a pleasure to receive swap envelopes from you, Tracy...I hope you know how much joy you bring to the lives of your swap partners,
Comment: Tracy, you have really spoiled me! These are BEAUTIFUL! And you sent SO SO many . . . I'm in hog heaven! My most favorite is the cocktail napkin that reads, 'Botanical Register,' then the dinner napkin with birds eggs, and the rest are equally fantastic. I'm so lucky to be your receiving partner. Thank you SO much for giving me so many pieces to work with, Tracy. You're the best!
Comment: Love this tag! The picture on the book page is great. I'm glad you said this is more than you usually do as I was feeling like a slacker when I opened it The envelope is pretty great too. Thanks so much for a wonderful swap.
Comment: I Love all of these and you sent so many! I feel so happy to be the recipient in this swap. I love the style you have with these! Thanks also for great book pages you sent them in-thanks for sharing!
Comment: Woo Hoo! They arrived and wow! Are they gorgeous! It's so fun to see how different everyone's are from the others. I look forward to adding to them! Did you put the extra gelli prints in there? I love the purple, blue and yellow one. May I have that? XOXO
Comment: Tracy...thank you for the nice note you sent sharing spring in your neck of the woods...we are still having winter here in NY!! The note card you made with the dragon fly is beautiful! I already know what I'm going to do with the beautiful calendar pic you sent with the iris. I have a dear friend who loves them and I'm going to make her a "thinking of you" card to send her way since your gift brought her to mind! Thanks for sharing and inspiring..enjoy spring, all your flower beds and yummy garden harvest! Charlene
Comment: I love your color sense. I agree with the sentiment on the ATC. I think the other heart is more "zentangle inspired art" than actual zentangle as I don't recognise any particular tangle pattern on it (but I don't know them all, by any means). Lovely envie, too!
Comment: I loved your ATC and the note you sent me was such a blessing and so very encouraging. I'll say a prayer for you and may God Bless you and your positive attitude. I know it was a great blessing to me. Thank you again..........ginny
Comment: Hi Tracy, Thank you for all the wonderful punchies and your card from your Etsy store. I have been working in some art journals that I will love using some of these in! So versatile and these are awesome! So good to swap with you again. Stay well. :)
Comment: Haha, I'm aware I have an odd collection of interests! Thank you so much for the beautiful and thoughtful notecard and gorgeous washi samples (I love them all!).
I'm not bilingual yet, just working on it...I like learning about other cultures, but it is an extra postage investment. I'm still working through my pre-Forever stash from when I collected stamps, which helps.
Hope you have a good crafty weekend!
Comment: An explosion of hearts burst from the lovely mail I received from you! Thank you so much! Beautiful hearts that will come in very handy for future projects. The mono print hearts are especially lovely.
Comment: Oh, Tracy - I absolutely LOVE this! Your painty papers! They are gorgeous. I'm thrilled to have the tamale bags too. I've never seen those before. All the little added things and, really, the whole thing just thrilled me! Thank you SO much!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I had most of it put together before the partners were assigned, and I was surprised at how many things I put in there seemed to fit your profile likes. Those tamale bags have been a big hit with everyone in Texas who has received them! I was going to sew it up and just mail it with a tag, but I was afraid it might not make it with the Holiday mail load. Thank you for the prompt rating and heart! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Thank you for the cute samples. I can see why these are some of your favorites. :) The wider one is especially interesting. :) I also liked the ones you used to decorate the envelope. Thanks for the happy mail. :)
Comment: Your swap arrived today in a USPS body bag. The corner of the beautifully painted envie and card got ripped but the cards were unharmed. Thank you so much for the great themes picked just for me. Green AND stars, how could a choke not love THAT?!? The fall leaves are gorgeous too! All around fabulous, thoughtful swap, and the packaging was superb. I can't wait for the next one!!
Comment: I love my twinchies, thank you! The saying "It's never too late to find out who you want to be," is so appropriate right now. I'm turning 60 tomorrow and still finding this out. Also, your card deserves kudos of its own, nice job! I appreciate the stickers as well. Who doesn't love stickers?!
Comment: Tracy, I like your original background creation--would love to know exactly how you did it. I'm just beginning to have the courage and confidence to try doing that myself and look for examples to learn from. That background works so well with the fern leaves looking almost like fossils frozen in time. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: I used spray inks on wet mixed-media paper for the background. Added a little more water to soften the colors. It bleeds through the modeling paste a little bit, and the Gold Green acrylic paint on top doesn't fully hide those places where it bled through, giving it more dimension. I'm glad you like the piece. Thank you for swapping with me and for the quick rating and heart. ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Well Tracy, I am equally surprised to find myself with a Michigan address! It's a long story, but the short and sweet version is that I have several big surgeries coming up, and my sweet sister has opened her home to me, and given me the gift of her love and care during the process. NOW...the twinchies are, of course, adorable. Love your attention to detail; love the gorgeous bright colors. You always send the very best of yourself, and it is a joy to open an envelope from you!
Comment: 9/7/17--OH MY!!! What a surprise....I love the Texas Tamale bag...you made it personal, by sending something with Texas on it. I LOVE it. Thank you so much. How cute. OH and I love all the goodies in the bag too!! I was blown away by the bag. I am going to hang it up in my craft room. Hundreds of hearts for YOU!!!! Happy swapping.
Response: How funny! I have dozens of those bags and thought it might be a good way to get rid of one! I'm glad you like it! ðŸ˜€
Comment: Hi Tracy, Got your cute little house today. You did a great job.I don't have a lot of houses like you, but I do have a couple so your darling house will go with them. I didn't recall you were in Broken Arrow. We used to live in OKC before we lived 22 years on mission in Ukraine. Now we are in Ark. because our kids are here. Grands too.
Response: I'm delighted that you liked it. Thank you for the great rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC and note!
Love the card as well, did you make it from washi?
Response: I'm so glad you liked the ATC. I think it is one of my favorites from recent swaps. I don't recall exactly what card I sent you, but yes, I likely made it. I tend to send swaps with handmade washi cards. They are my favorite. :) Thank you for the great rating and heart.
Response: LOL! Yes, I tend to send out right after partners are assigned, that way I don't mess up on the date or have too many swaps on my dashboard. I'm glad you like the tag. This is a fun series. Thanks for the quick rating and heart.
Comment: I love the Blick collage! Thank you! The gelli print you used on the envelope is totally rad too. It made for a lovely mail day.
Response: You're welcome! I am glad you like it. I don't often do collage, as somehow it feels like cheating to me, even though I know it isn't. However, I am so bad at drawing, I figured this would be the best way to handle the theme. I love happy mail days, almost as much as 5's with hearts! Thank you! :)
Comment: Hi Tracy :-) . . . Thanks for all 3 of your adorable twinchies! You chose the embossed leaves and flowers as your favorite, and I really like all of them, but if I chose a fav it would be the star. I have never used Stickles Glitter Glue before, but now I sure would like to give it a try because I love shiny accents. Thanks for sending a wonderful swap â™¥
Comment: I love what you sent for this swap! I love the washi card made to look like bookshelves. The card you made for me to use is my favorite color right now. And I don't have any of the tapes you sent as samples. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely multi-colored winged things ATC. I love that iridescent butterfly, so pretty! And I love the background! Thanks also for the butterfly playing card and the beautiful butterfly washi tapes! I appreciate you hosting a fun series of swaps in the group!
Response: I am so glad you participated in the series! Thank you for the great rating and heart. :)
Comment: I absolutely loved these! I also really adored the goodies especially the cute napkin! Thank you :)
Response: I am so glad you liked them. They were fun to make and I was happy with the way they turned out. However, when I got this swap from my partner I felt like mine were cheesy! Wow, they were awesome. Thank you for the quick rating and heart. :)
Comment: Your notecard was fascinating! You sound very interesting and i hope you are able to pursue your weaving and painting. I can attest that your writing skills are excellent!! Finish Your woks!!
Oh gosh I need to also comment on your beautiful notecard and envelope!! Talent!!!
We have had a great summer but my favorite time of year is definitely the fall when the leaves start to turn colors.
Thank you again!!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty brown winged things ATC! The distress ink and oxides made a lovely background! And I love the copper sparkle you added! Thanks for the butterfly die cut and pretty playing card as well!
Comment: I love that background ... love the colors, love the tie and label on the jar ... great selection of buttons.. it brought some great memories of my mom's wonderful button jar... she was a nterric sewer...great washi not and I'd love to know how you made the envelope..! Thanks so much for everything
Comment: Hello Tracy, Thank you for all the extra washi samples and the stickers. I don't have any of the ones you've given me (washi hoarder here!) and they are so sweet and cheerful. Appreciate your kindness. ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Loved the quote! Am putting this really cool atcip in my art room to remind me! Nice the way you red tinted this atc.. beautiful card did you make that? Just lovely ... I hope we do another swap "about time!" Thanks so much
Response: I'm glad you like it! Yes, I made the background with Brusho crystals, which give a vibrant and rich color. Thank you for joining the swap and for the quick rating and heart! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: I cried out in happiness when I received your Junk Journal Fodder envie! I was super delighted with the used stamps and I LOVED everything you sent! I am surely going to use everything! I liked your idea of the washi tape-backed note. I kept saying oh and ah after each item I picked up, and then seeing the next. It was awesome! Thank you so much! Keep swapping awesomely! :D
Response: I'm glad you liked it all. I was afraid it was too much, but I just kept finding things. :) Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great washi tape notecards! I like them both, but I think the blue tone one is my favorite! I almost don't want to use them! Also, thank you for the washi samples! I love the one with the washi rolls and bears on it! Too cute! I love the envelope, too!
Comment: Super cute, as always, Miss Tracy...thank you for always sending such wonderful little pieces of art! I love the swoopy shape, and I understand completely about the lovely weight of these...I cut my own, from lightweight cardboard!
Comment: I've heard others say this but I have to say it now... you deserve extra stars and hearts for this swap and the wonderfully creative atc.., those flowers are so well done every piece on this card is just perfect... I've never tried tearing washi but I will be trying that... loved all your techniques and thank you so much for the well chosen extras.. can't wait to use them
Comment: I love flowers. On a good or bad day---flowers make things better. To celebrate or sympathize--- they are the perfect gift.
I loved the beautiful flowers you sent--stickers, paper flowers, washi tape---- gorgeous. I am grateful!!
Response: Aww. Thank you for joining the swap, and for your kind words. Oh, and for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Red Winged Things ATC! I love the red circles. They look like leather! So cool! Thanks as well for the extra die-cuts. That bird is cool! Your handmade card and matching envie you sent it all in is lovely. And that chile relleno stamp is cool. Never seen one of those before!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for joining the swap. The bird was an extra someone sent to me, but I thought it was pretty cool, too. :) I tried to use a lot of texture on the ATC since I focused on using a monochromatic color scheme. I am delighted that you like it. Thank you for the quick rating and heart. :)
Comment: Tracy, I didn't realize how much I missed trading with you until I saw this Pretty Bird rolo! Your aesthetic is (as always) wonderful...the shape of the rolo is intriguing...and it's simply fabulous! Thank you for the washi, too...I am always collecting it, and probably should put that on my profile! Hearts to you, my friend!
Response: Your generous remarks really made my day! Thank you for your kindness. I am always delighted to swap with you as well. Thank you for the quick rating and heart.
Comment: 2 Beautiful cards! Thank you so much. Your washi tape is so pretty and differently designed. I even enjoyed your homemade mailing envelope - I wish I could find double sided papers like yours:)
Response: I'm delighted that you liked them. I've had that double sided paper for ages, from scrapbook stores. Since I don't scrapbook any more, I decided to use the papers up instead of just hoarding them! ðŸ˜€ Thanks for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: I love the wide washi you sent me! Especially the mushrooms and the bottles. I had a sample of the bottles before and was so sad when it was gone! Made me smile to see it in your envelope! Thank you!
Response: Let me know when you need more! I've used the bottles quite a bit but still have most of the roll.ðŸ˜€ Thanks for the quick rating and heart! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: The card you made is just beautiful, Tracy! I'm going to keep it in a scrapbook. =) I love the pretty stickers and washi samples, too, and the playing cards are fantastic!!!! I collect Jokers and the snowman one is such a cool addition! I hope you enjoy your relaxing Thanksgiving weekend and have fun decorating! My oldest daughter invited us to spend the day at her house and I don't need to cook much at all. She didn't have to ask twice! LOL! =D
Comment: So many times I get an envelope that's decorated with wash and I think, "I like that one," and found something different inside. This time I actually received a sample of the one I liked (mushrooms)!
Comment: Hey, awesome, girlfriend! Thanks for the fun arty washi and the nice extra samples you included! Tell me, what are the two tape-like pieces you sent--are these some special kinds of washi? Hip me up, babe! :)
Response: Thank you for your kind regards. ðŸ˜€ The masking tape stuff is by 7gypsies, and the other I don't remember where I got it...both have peel off backing. They're just more fun tapes, but not really suitable for swapping because they have a backing instead of like regular washi.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome washi and card! I do love the book washi you used on the card. Sounds like we store our washi in the same art bins! I don't have 500 rolls yet, but I'm well on my way! Thanks again for swapping!
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and heart! I'm glad you liked the washi.
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC! I really like the background. I have some Yupo paper too, but I have never tried that technique before! I should give it a whirl. The poem is very nice! I was impressed that you wrote it yourself. The paper leaves are very realistic! Last fall, I collected fall leaves to press and draw on. It was very fun, and hopefully I can do it again this year! Thank you for swapping with me!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. I enjoyed swapping with you, too! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Tracy... This is a really fun swap. I am sorry more did not join... maybe due to back to school schedules picking up> I love the idea of creating a mixed media challenge.. Would you be offended if I jumped on the band wagon and posted a few swaps in the next months in the general swaps? Certainly I would love to have you join if you don't mind. Your atc is super as is the note card with your artwork!!!!! and the co-ordinated envy. Love it all... Thank you for the samples you sent of the punchinella... I only have one kind and it is either the same or very similar to the magenta round punch. Will treasure these mini stencils you shared lots. Will PM you soon about the stuff i have. HEARTS all around.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap! You are welcome to copy any of my swaps, I take it as a compliment! I rarely join public swaps, but if you let me know, and are interested, I'd be happy to do some private swaps with various challenges. I don't mind small swaps, as they are less work! ðŸ˜€ Thank you for the quick rating and heart! â¤
Comment: Hi Tracy, Thanks for the nice starter Jams! I will have fun working on these and sending them on. Thanks so much for the extra things in 3's for future jams. They are appreciated very much. Thanks for joining the swaps.
Response: I love making starters! Thank you for hosting. I also appreciate the quick rating and heart! ðŸ˜€
Comment: I love the leaves you sent & I can't wait to use them. You made me smile when I opened the envelope. There is more leaves than what was called for, plus I now also have some postage stamps to use. Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome! Ten leaves just seemed so little, and I wanted to make it a good swap. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the quick rating and heartâ¤ðŸ˜˜
Comment: I enjoyed your letter very much, that k you for including a photo, it's nice to put a face to a name. I can't wait to try the cookie recipes; my grandmother used to make molasses cookies in the winter and I have yet to find a recipe that tastes similar to hers, I'm hoping his could be the one! I'm so intrigued with your envelope, so unique! Great swap, thanks for sharing.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. I hope the cookies are just what you are looking for. My family really loves them. Thanks for the quick rating and heartðŸ˜˜
Comment: Thanks for the cool memo magnet - i love that your piece is something functional. I love all the extras too, especially the post cards of your original artwork. I'd love to blow them up, frame them, and hang them on my wall! :)
Response: I am glad you like it. ðŸ˜€ It was a fun swap to make. Thanks for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: I just adore my ATC you made for me! The colors and inches are fabulous and work well with the ATC. Thank you so much for the assorted tapes (I don't recall the "arty" term for the tapes, lol). I'm actually using them in my ATC along with part of the card you made! Thank you so much and I hope to swap with you again!!!
Response: So glad you like it! I enjoyed making it.
Thank you for the quick rating and heart! :-)
Comment: Tracy, I absolutely loved what you sent me! What is the technique you used on the file folder? It's beautiful. And the washi, do i love some washi! You sent a great letter and I do plan on replying. Life has been a bit of a nightmare lately and I'm hoping things settle down soon. Thanks again! Have an awesome weekend!!!
Response: Thank you for rating. I'm sorry life has been so hard for you. :-( I look forward to hearing from you whenever that may be. The file folder is one I made when I used my gelliplate. I use file folders to clean off the brayer and stencils, and then use them for mail art. Sometimes I add more stuff to them, others they are happy as they are. Hope things go better for you soon!
Comment: Am I in 7th heaven or what?! Beautiful envelope. Beautiful card. Fabulously wonderful ATC. I literally had goosebumps when I saw it. You definitely need to get goopy fingers and hand-draw things more often. Love, love, love and 50 hearts. :) Thank you!!
Response: I am delighted that you liked it! I was kicking myself for not taking a picture before I sent it. I really liked the way it turned out, and, yes, I'm planning to do more like it. ðŸ˜€ Thanks for the great rating, comments and heart!
Comment: What beautiful cards - it's obvious you spent time crafting these. Thank you! And do tell me what brand or where you found the ADORABLE pink floral washi -- the pink background with grey stems and flowers with some yellow and darker pink flowers. I've been looking for that one forever!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I wish I could tell you where that tape cane from, but it was a sample someone sent to me. I did a quick search on Etsy for it and see that it is Scotch brand, so probably available at Target, Staples, or Office Depot. Thank you for the heart! :-*
Comment: Oh my! Tracy, these cards are EXQUISITE !!!!!
These are some of the finest ATCs I have ever received in any swap anywhere. Thank you so much for putting so much time, imagination and Love into your creations. :-)
Response: Wow! I'm glad you didn't see the others from this swap! :-D Seriously this was an outstanding group of swappers and I felt a little intimidated, so your kind words are very precious to me! Thank you for joining and rating with a heart!
Comment: Beautiful atc, Tracy! The papyrus makes a great background for the old text and stamps - love it! The wax medium sealed it just fine and is order-less now! Thank you so much - also for the sample of papyrus I can play with!
Response: I'm glad it didn't smell bad. I'm pretty sensitive to that sort of thing and it's good to know it dissipates. I really enjoyed working with the papyrus, and I'm glad you liked the extra piece. Thank you for the quick rating and heart! :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great JAMS! I love the paper that they were wrapped in...How did you make that?
Response: Hmm. I uh...think it was just a Gelli-print, but I don't remember for sure what I sent. I tend to just pick things up off my table to include as extras. I'm glad you like the JAMS. Can't wait gto see how you finish the birds! :-) thanks for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: Tracy, thank you so much for the beautiful ATC and all the extras! The first inchies I have ever received and they so are pretty! I loved reading about your OLW process. It's funny that something as seemingly simple as choosing a word can be such a challenge. Thank for organizing the group and being such a fabulous hostess :)
Response: Aww! You are so sweet and I always enjoy having you for a swap partner! Thanks for the quick rating and heart!
Response: I love making those journals, but always in the past I made them with scrapbooking papers, not my own gelli-prints. It was a lot of fun. I am glad you like it, and appreciate the quick rating and heart! :)
Comment: Your STUNNING card arrived today!! Wow! It's seriously gorgeous! Thank you so much!!! And happy Valentine's Day to YOU!!! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: I am so glad it finally got to you!! I was getting ready to make another one this weekend. I'm glad you like it, and isn't it just like the USPS to ignore the label!! Ohh well, if I hadn't added the extra postage they probably would have delivered it postage due! Thank you for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome Valentine's Day background starters! Beautiful! I love the colors you used and the shimmer! And thanks for the extras! LOVE the Washi! I need more Valentine's day Washi! And thank you so much for the laugh! If I were computer literate I'd make you a "That would be great" meme! I'm gonna giggle for days about this! Glad to swap with you again!
Response: Oooh! A meme would be awesome to put on my profile! I wonder if someone on fivver could do that for me! :-D I am glad you liked the backgrounds and I look forward to seeing what you do with them. Thanks for the quick rating and heart! :-)
Comment: You are so speedy! What a wonderful package! I love the house you made. Putting my address over the door was very clever. The little birds scattered about and the two cats (ha) make it oh so adorable. I will be hanging this in my kitchen. :-) Your package presentation is fabulous. There are few things in this world I love more than washi tape, so these samples are great! You've set the bar high, missy! Thank you very, very much!
Response: Oh, yay!! I had to listen to the song first, then I thought I really had to put the chimney on there, or how could he start the fire?? The house number was to fill the space, but your number fit just right, and i thought it added a fun personal touch. I'm delighted that you like it, and I agree with you about washi tape and mail art. :-) Thanks for your kind comments and the speedy rating and heart.
Comment: so glad you were in a rut...I would have felt soooooo inadequate if you had been on top of your game:) thank you!
Response: Lol! Well, what I meant was that I only used the same style as I always do. I am glad you like the cards, and I really appreciate you swapping with me! Thanks for the kind response and heart! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the very cool ATC! I love the greens, and the techniques you used. The alcohol inks on the acetate is so interesting! And thank you for the green washi! I have a lot of washi, but none of those!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun making it. Thanks for the quick rating and heart! :-)
Comment: I love love love love love love love this ATC! Even the envelope was full of inspiration! Thank you so much for the detailed explanation of the materials and techniques used!! I appreciate that - especially when I think that I might want to try what you have done!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted that you received something you love. While that is always what I aim for, not knowing what someone will like is part of what makes swapping interesting. Thank you for the quick rating and heart. :-)
Comment: I love to receive mail like this: nice envelope with matching stamps, mmmm you thought about that!! Interesting note on nice paper and an adorable (is that good English?) ATC, thank you very much for a perfect swap â™¥â™¥
Response: It's always fun to hear a swap brings a smile! Your English is perfect, and I thank you for your kind words, quick rating and heart. :-)
Comment: What a wonderful journal page! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I had a lot of fun making it, and if you'd like to do a private swap for others, please let me know. I don't know how many of the International swaps I can join. Thanks for the heart, too! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi tape note cards and for hosting this fun swap. I love the way you tore the wider tape, I would have never thought of that! The envie you sent them in was so pretty and I had never seen the fern stamps before. Great swap, thank you again ♥
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful ATC. I loved the purple shimmery and sparkly hues and turquoise and purple together is one of my favorite color combinations. I really really loved your background. What kind of inks exactly do you use?
Butterflies are one of my favorite things too! the notecard and envie you used are gorgeous!
Thank you for the extras too! You are very generous!
I enjoy mixed media too since I am lacking in the drawing ability department!
Thank you for such a great swap!!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you liked it! The inks are alcohol inks by Ranger, the silver is a mixative in the same line. Than you for joining the swap and for the heart! :-)
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome washi tapes. I love how you color coordinated the sample cards. I also appreciate the extras you included for me. It's difficult to pick a favorite sample out of all the ones you sent, but thr coffee cups tape and the old fashioned airplane tape are definitely top picks! Thanks again. :)
Comment: Omg Tracey!!! Thanks a Billion!! You have no idea how I screamed with delight over this envelope of goodies. I couldn't believe you sent me those rubber stamps!!! They are beyond awesome. And I love the cards you made--I will definitely use them. Thank you for making my pre-Thanksgiving so delightful! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you and yours. :o)
Response: Well, here is the story of the stamps. I bought them about a year ago when they were first released by the artist, who lives somewhere overseas. I got them and used a couple, put them away and each time they surfaced I would pass over them for something else. This fall I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and now when I find something in my stash that I don't love or find joy in using, I pass it on to someone who might enjoy it. I had a hard time deciding what of the many things on your profile to send, because I'm pretty sure our tastes are similar. I'm delighted that you like the stamps! I wish you much happiness using them, and I hope we are partners again! Thank you for sharing your response, for the quick rating and heart!!
Comment: OH thank you sooo much for the lovely assortment of slim washi tapes and the extras you included! They are fantastic colors and I can't wait to use them! Thank you also for taking the time to make the envelope and presenting a beautiful happy mail envelope for me to receive. Your attention to details- including your lovely handwriting was very much appreciated.
Comment: Tracy ... What a swap! First thank you you for the terrific background I got to work on... I tried to stay with the circle shape... Thanks also for the second set .. Also very cool... those extras are great but so generous... How lucky I am! Thanks so much I hope I can return the favor soon
Response: I'm always happy to swap with you as well! Anytime you want to do a private swap, just say the word! I glad you like the backgrounds. I had a hard time picking which ones to send! Thanks for the quick rating and heart!! :-)
Comment: Miss Tracy, it's such a pleasure to see mail from you again! Love the ATC (you are so creative!)...love the gorgeous papers you included. I love your aesthetic so much!
Response: Aww! That's such a sweet thing to say! Thank you! It was fun to swap with you, too! I think art is a good fit for my outside-the-box style! :-D Thanks for joining my swap and for the quick rating and heart!!
Comment: Wowza!! Thank you for the huge assortment of goodies. It was all so nice & neat the way you organized & baggied everything. That washi is so cute & the orange paper with the swirly colors is so great for Halloween. Oh my gosh, I have so much to look through. Thanks again. You are a great swap partner!!
Response: Hopefully you have gotten the Gelli-print Backgrounds by now, as well. I appreciate you setting up the swap. Thanks also for the quick and thoughtful rating. :-)
Comment: YAY, I received your BEAUTIFUL washi lover's pocket letter today. It's so colorful and I love each & every pocket and goodies and oh, my, I'm rolling in washi goodness now! I enjoyed your letter and presentation and everything about this PL you have created for me! :)
Response: I'm having so much fun with those washi pocket letters. I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the speedy rating and heart!! :-)
Comment: Great tape selection! To be honest I'm not sure what you sent me last either. Most of them look brand new to me though and all of them I like. Thanks for the super cute envie and card too!
Response: Well, I'm glad you are happy with the selection. I probably shouldn't worry about duplicates, but I have enough variety that we should be able to swap new stuff every week for a year!! :-D Thank you for the quick rating and heart!! :-)
Comment: My sincere apologies for the late rating! I'm usually on top of things, but my schedule got the best of me. Please know that this is not my usual situation. I can promise that future ratings will be swift! I appreciate the great set of starters!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I look forward to seeing what you add!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely backgrounds. Using the bag was a good idea. The green backgrounds with the definition are beautiful. They are almost an ATC by themselves. I am going to be picky who I send those to! :)
Response: Oh, Janis, I do love swapping with you!! Thank you for the kind words and heart rating! :-) I look forward to seeing the finished JAMS!
Comment: I am still laughing after reading your note! The Q rolo is genius! So clever, so funny, and so YOU! The N rolo is wonderful and I love the nest. Thank you ever so much for these 2 great rolos, the awesome tape and ATC! I truly appreciate all the work and time you put into this swap!!
Response: I do have fun with words, and I get on a roll and can't seem to stop! I'm glad you liked the rolos! I had so much fun making them for you.
Comment: Gorgeous lime and turquoise ATC...very striking! I also love this color combination, and I'm very drawn to the color combo swap themes. LOVE the vintage graph papers...thank you so much for them, and for the lovely ATC-size papers. It is true, I am a paper-holic!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap! Thanks for the rating and heart! The papers were left over from my husband's college days. I finally got him to clean out the files and then scavenged those for my art. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the cute spring rolo I like the way it was embossed
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for joining my swap! The "embossing" is actually modeling paste I pressed through a stencil, then painted. I love the technique and the end result. I appreciate your quick rating and the lovely heart. Happy Swapping!! :)
Comment: Tracy, I received this swap yesterday. I LOVE, love your wood burnt ATC! Now I need to try this if one of my multi tools does wood burning. (Inspired!) You are so talented! Your swaps are a joy to receive. Thank you for swapping with me and for the beautiful green papers. These are perfect for spring and possibly an exotic reptile. Heehee
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like it! I admit, I made a second one to keep for myself. This was a lot of fun. Thank you for your kind words and the rating with heart!! :)
Comment: These are wonderful.. You did a great job... Love the torn paper and deep blue...love the washi tape I only have one... The blue "waves"...thanks so much! Great hearing from you... Stay warm ( that "birds and quotes " washi on the envelope was so great!)
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Can't wait to see how they come out. I'm glad you liked the tape. Thanks for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much. Your card is fabulous, love the color, the paint splatters, the layers, and the little fiber:) And you recycled a kleenex box:) and your washi tape matched the card too:) A gal after my own heart. AND fabulous B&W washi tape. YAY! So was the water fowl on bikes and skateboards washi tape as well? And the note card too? So fun. This card is probably the best one I've rec'd lately. Glad I signed up. Very fun. Take care. Brenda (beenebag)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Yes, the bird on skateboards is an mt tape someone sent a sample of. I'm going to have to buy that one. There's one with dogs and funny sayings as well. Thank you for joining my swap, the great rating and heart! :-)
Comment: Oooh! I love the glass bead gel bubbles on your card. That is a really cool technique. Thanks & take care!
Response: Oh, good! I'm so glad you liked it. I played with that forever before I could figure out what to do. Thank you for joining the swap and for the quick rating and lovely little heart! :) I always enjoy swapping with you.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the cards. I found some amazing ones for my collection. Hugs, Mona
Response: Yay! I am glad you found some you liked. My dislike of faces certainly played a factor in my choices, and I know some of those were really well made and nicely done. Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Hi Tracy. Thank you so much for the beautiful envelopes! Both I and my husband (dvmac) love the gelli plate paper you used! The bits of glitter and the colors are great. And you know I loved the washi. That was a sweet extra.
Response: I am glad you liked them! I like using gelliprints for lining envies when I have enough to do that. :) I appreciate your kind words and the quick rating and heart! :)
Comment: 37 people in a swap and you get me as a partner - I WAS THRILLED!!!! Great card, envelope and stamps, thank you. Oh and for future reference: the file box IS arranged by color however there are sub groupings of red/white/blue, foreign travel, and Christmas :) Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!!!!
Response: Lol!! How funny! I'm glad to know the system! ðŸ˜€Happy taping! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: You did a great job-love the vintage look! And thanks a lot for the postage stamps-means a lot to mean(especially when they are already off the envelope paper and ready to go Thanks for sharing-happy holidays
Comment: Hey Tracy! Many thanks for the cheerful mail art and the stencils are awesome, I will definitely play with them..! Thanks also for the extras, will use them all up...I too had a hard time stopping once started on these...I sent them all..! Haha!
Comment: You could have sent the envelope with a note that just said "hi" and I would have been thrilled!!!! A Multi heart and gold star swap :)
Response: Lol! Well, I'm not sure about all that, but I'm glad you liked the swap. It is fun to play with tape, and since my addiction seems firmly entrenched, I may as well go all out with the envies, cards and any other way I can find to use it. Thank you for the quick rating and heart! B-)
Comment: Tracy! Wow you really know how to work that washi tape! I loved how you designed the cover of the card with the tape. It was pretty! I'm going to hang it up. I love all the colors of washi you sent me! Perfect choices and thanks for the extras!!!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! I love playing with my tape, so any excuse to do so... B-) Thank you for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC!! I love how colorful it is, and the woven circle is super cool :) I have the goosebumps spray too, but have never used it...you've inspired me to! I love the small prints; is the grid design a stamp, stencil, or something else? I really like it!
Response: The grid is a sheet of plastic canvas from the needlework dept at hobby lobby. I am glad you liked the ATC! Thank you for the quick rating and heart! B-)
Comment: Wow, I feel like I need to give you at least a couple of hearts to go along with the 5! Wonderful washi decorated card/envelope with washi samples enclosed - none of which I have in my stash. Thank you.
Response: B-) I'm glad you liked your happy mail! I love making washi cards, and I tried to pick tapes that I don't usually receive in swaps. Thanks for the quick rating and the heart! :-)
Comment: Tracy, thanks so very much! Your ATC was the first of the Trio to arrive. Love the envie, the beautiful note card and sentiment and the ATC truly captured our theme Autumn / Fall. Thanks for the washi tape too! Happy Swapping, mbb
PS: Thanks for the message! Think I got distracted having to rate 3.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Thank you so much for the quick rating and the heart. I hope we meet again! :-)
Comment: Haha! I was just thinking it's time for a new look somehow :). Like how you did the little beads over half the wing. Is it glue? Thank you also for the fortunes (hurray!) and card samples. Looking forward to trying bamboo. And congrats on 200!
Response: The beads on the wing are Golden glass bead gel. I'm glad you liked all the goodies. B-) Thank you for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: I love all the tapes you sent!! Out of that big amount, the only 2 I already have are the polka dotted ones so that's amazing!! (If you saw how many I have, you'd understand just how excited I am to get different ones! Lol) Thank you so much!! *Forgot to mention how much I liked your pretty notecard and envelope too :)
Response: I really tried to avoid the tried and tired! :-D I'm glad you liked it. It is getting harder to find swaps with tapes I don't have, but they are still pretty fun. Thank you for the quick rating and the lovely heart! :-*
Comment: Oh, what a BEAUTIFUL washi card - so bright & cheery! I enjoyed the inside too with the fun snippets to play with, and the many, many extras. I ALWAYS enjoy your lovely letters and your envies too. A WONDERFUL mail day for me - yay!
Response: That was such a fun swap! Thanks for hosting it, and for all your kind words. You are so creative with swap ideas, and I feel so blessed to call you friend! Thanks for the quick rating and heart! :-)
Comment: Thank you for all the fun stripes - all were new to me - how can that be? LOL!:)
Response: I know!!! I'm always amazed at how many ways a theme can be represented in washi tape! I like stripe washi. And polka dots. And flowered washi... Yeah, washi is just fun! :-D thanks for swapping with me, for the rating and the heart. :-)
Comment: You are one of the most creative swappers I have ever met! LOVED the outside cover of the letter, and the inside was full of fun and creative ideas for WT! Thanks so much! You always inspire me!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I was so excited about that swap I made it as soon as Beth posted it! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and that you learned some new ideas. Love sharing washi ideas! Thanks also for the quick rating and heart :-)
Comment: I really enjoyed your "Life is Good" puzzle washi punch art - you are so very creative, my dear :) I also enjoyed your fun note, the wide washi tape, and the envie too -- what a fun mail day it was!!
Response: :-) I am glad you like it! Thank you for the rating and heart! I love swapping with you!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful paper-weaving ATC. I enjoy looking at all of the different papers you chose. I often do paper-weaving with my watercolor scraps. I love all of the purple extras (I had to keep my cat from swiping that yarn) and you sent some very unusual metal do-dads. So very generous! They will be fun to use. Thanks for hosting such a great swap! <3<3<3
Response: You are welcome! The thin piece of yarn is hand dyed alpaca and silk. I meant to mention that, but couldn't remember for sure what the fibers were. My daughter weaves shawls on a triloom and bought the yarn at a farmer's market. I really appreciate your kind words, prompt rating and the heart. I hope we can swap again sometime!
Comment: Big multi colored gelli printed envie with 6 different washi tapes and bright stationery decorated with 5 more tapes. Great collection of postal stamps. and amazing addressee lettering. Then inside even more new and different washi tape samples for me to use and a wonderful letter. Thank You So Much â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥.
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I had been saving that envie for this swap, and I was delighted that you were my partner. Thank you for your kind words and the quick rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely green washi strips card, with you delightful note and washi tape samples. You even sent the one with the tiny squares :) - It's always fun to receive mail from you, my friend!!
Response: Aww. You are the best partner! I love sending you stuff and getting from you, as well! That was a fun swap, and I appreciate you hosting it! I didn't think my card was all that fancy, but you know, Washi is so pretty all by itself, that it didn't need embellishing! Thank you for the quick rating and lovely heart. :)
Comment: Thank you! I really liked these, and didn't have any of them. :)
Response: You are welcome! I am glad you like them. I am always surprised at how many different patterns there are--and almost every swap I get some I had never seen before! Thank you for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: Thank-you so much for the wonderful brown ATC's, they are fabulous. I have not made mine yet and brown is not a favourite colour of mine. Thank-you also for the washi tape.
Response: You are welcome. I am glad you liked them. I agree, brown is not a favorite color of mine, either, but it was a fun exercise and used up a bit of my stash, which is always a good thing! :) Thanks for the quick rating and heart. Hope we can swap again, sometime!
Comment: I admire your eye for color! Your ATC turned out wonderfully. Thank you for including the extras. I already selected a few punchies from the bag to use on a Pass and Paste postcard.
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you liked the ATC and extras. Always fun to get new things, especially if they fit in with a current project and you don't have to find a place to store them!! :D Thank you for the quick rating and the heart. :)
Comment: Hi Tracy! Oh' my gosh, I wish I could give extra hearts! Love the blingy Punch Art ATC and what awesome extras - yipppeee! You really made my day with this wonderful Happy Mail! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Aww. Thank you for your kind words, Vicky! I am glad you liked the swap. I appreciate your hosting. For all the times I have been in them, this is the first time we have been partners. Hope we can do it again someday! Thanks for the quick rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thank you Tracey for the tapes! I love the extras. I didn't ahve any of them!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you got it! There are lots of blue tapes in my collection, but so many border on aqua or turquoise. It's always fun to get tapes you don't have. Thank you for rating and the heart!
Comment: Adorable envelope and I love the washi as well. Thanks so much for them. I am jealous reading you bought perennials and got to put seeds out, sigh. We have had a ton of rain this Spring. Ugh. I look forward to loads of sunshine soon!
Response: I am glad you liked it! Yes, it appears we by passed spring and fell right into summer. Thank you for the quick rating and heart! :-)
Comment: Thanks for all the nice tapes! No one sells WT in town, and the Hobby Lobby etc. are an hour away. I get all my tapes from Etsy.com. Where do you get yours? You sent a lot I haven't seen before.
Response: Mostly on etsy. I really like mind the wrap and shekphoebe shops, but I also recently bought a lot of rolls in a grab bag from someone on instagram. Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Wow, Tracy, my lucky stars...or God's blessing. Thanks for all the fun variety. I had no idea so many different styles were made. Guess just shows how out-of-the-loop I am. Thanks for thinking of me. That is God's prompting no doubt. Pray for the peace of Ukraine when you think of me. Hope I get you for a partner one of these times. Blessings from Ukraine.
Response: I am so glad you got them. Yes, there are so many styles, and even after doing so many swaps, I still get new designs, and when I shop online, I find more I just HAVE to own!! :P You have been on my heart. Stay safe! Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thanks for the nice samples and extras. Most of them are new to me! I am amazed at how many hundres of different patterns there are!
Response: I agree, there are so many different styles of tape. The side of me that wants them ALL is kept in check by all these sample swaps that lets me see and use them without having to buy whole rolls! :) Thank you for the quick rating and heart!
Comment: I received your sweet envie today! I love your tile, it's so pretty! I am enjoying the 4x4 size as well. All the little extras are perfect! I really like the washi and don't have any of those. The fairies are also wonderful...one of my favorite artists. ;) This was such a fun swap. Thank you! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Yay! I am glad you liked it all! The fairies were pretty funny. I still have the full pages of the calendar and have hesitated making anything with them because they are fun to take out and look at from time to time. I am glad you enjoyed the swap, and hope to swap with you again! :) Thanks for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thank you, thank you for the lovely washi tape selection - you have the coolest tapes! "Despurrate Housewives" - what fun! and oh, your colorful washified envie! Fun mail day indeed!!
Response: Haha. Karen sent that paper, and I thought you'd like it! :) I DO have some awesome tape. It's hard not to accumulate it when it is so FUN!! Thanks for the quick rating and heart. Love swapping with you! :)
Comment: nice choices, i hadn't seen the lego brick one before. Thanks!
Response: I ordered that tape from Joann online, and when it arrived there were FOUR ROLLS instead of one! If you are interested in swapping some samples for a roll, let me know! :) Thanks for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelopes!!! I'm going to have a very hard time sending them in the mail! Thank you for the washi samples as well! I love all the orange ones!!! Thanks for hosting such wonderful swaps!!!
Response: :) I am glad you like them. If you send them off and really miss them, let me know. I know how to do those! :D Thanks for the heart and rating!
Comment: Love the notecard!!!! Washi envie and the Lake Erie stamp. Your words to describe the washi tape were very very clever. Really like how you used the "N" which describes me at heart. THX !! for the bonus tapes.
Response: I'm glad you liked it all! :-) thank you for swapping with me, for the speedy rating and sweet little heart!
Comment: Absolutely adorable washi house and thanks so much for washi samples! I love it!
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I had a lot of fun making it, and I think washi tape is the best thing ever! :-) Thanks for joining my swap, and for the quick rating and heart! I look forward to swapping with you again!
Comment: What a neat package :) i love the infinity scarf and you may have inspired me to send loads of clear envelopes in the future! Thank you!
Response: It just goes to show how a person's profile can inspire the outcome of a swap! I am so glad you like the scarf--I am SO not a gray person, and someone sent it to me, so I passed it on! :) I like the clear envies, but I don't use them all that often. Thank you for the heart and rating. I enjoyed this swap a lot!
Comment: I OVE them too! Thanks for parting with some of your faves, I know it's hard! And isn't it a nice problem to have so many to choose FROM? My stash is growing by leaps and bounds thanks for swaps like this one!
Response: I am glad you like them! I just really don't know how to pick favorites, but I seem to have a good many that I really like! Thank you for the heart and rating!
Comment: What a wonderful, colorful, and fun postcard! I just love it! Perfect phrase for this swap, and the textures on the card are great, too.Thank you so much for sharing how you made it; I always appreciate hearing how a piece came together. Awesome swap! Thank you! :)
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I like to know how someone made their items as well. I have sure learned a lot from fellow swappers! Thank you for the rating and heart! :)
Comment: OMG....I love this ATC!!! My fave colors and I love grapes! Great use of the glass bead gel. I also ::greatly:: appreciate the non-GMO seeds! I love Romaine and these seeds will have a place in my garden! Love the washi tape...I don't even have any of the designs! Love the baker's string and your creative envelope and butterfly stamp! Thank you so much.
Response: I am so glad you like it! Thank you for joining the swap, for the quick rating and the heart! :)
Comment: Very nice altered folder. Thank you. I love it, and the surprises inside. :)
Response: I have had so much fun with these file folders! I actually have started mono-printing directly onto the folders when I have my gelli-plate out, because I was using so many of my prints to glue onto them! I wanted to send you the surprises because I saw on your profile about ephemera swaps you had been flaked on. It was not a full envie, but hopefully it padded your stash a bit! :) Thanks for the heart and rating!
Comment: Tracy, I love the beautiful ocean themed envelope you made for me! It's going on display. Thank you for the 3D camera stickers as well. I literally squeed when I pulled them out of the envelope. And the washi tape samples are fab! Thank you for such a wonderful swap. :)
Response: Thank you for the sweet comments! I am glad you liked it all! Someone had sent me those stickers, and I really didn't have any use for them, so when I saw your profile, I figured they had just found a new home! Glad I paid attention! :) Thank you also for the heart. :)
Comment: B E A U T I F U L !! Very pretty design--the glitter accents really set off the flowers. No loose or raggedy ends--really finished and beautiful. Thanks for creating something so pretty! Now . . . as to that BEAUTIFUL folder--Tracy--it's so neat! I loved how you put it together and tucked those little tags of washi inside. What an absolutely FUN swap to open. Thank you friend~
Response: I am delighted that you liked it! Thank you for the quick rating and heart! :-)
Comment: I got your 2nd send of the swap today and it is beautiful! I love the way you pieced the flowers together out of different papers. Thank you for sending it twice..I'll let you know if the first one shows up :)
Response: So glad this one arrived. Thank you for the rating and heart! :)
Comment: 1,00000 hearts to you dear orneyswife. Your packet arrived and I love the wrapping of see through. I do the same. I recycle all my packaging like this and send mail. Your work is devine and I will cherish this. thank you and hugs.
Response: Aww! Thank you! I am glad you liked it. I have had so much fun making those altered file folders. thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Oh, my goodness! What an amazing package of papery joy! From the tamale sack it was sent in (sure to be the envy of my friends!) to all the wonderful bits and pieces inside, this was a great swap--love all the things you sent...thank you so much, wish I could give you a dozen hearts!!!
Response: I am glad you liked them! The tamale bags have been great fun to send things in. Thank you for the heart and rating!
Comment: The ATC is awesome. I love it. Thanks for the washi tape and even the peacock notecard you wrote it. :]
(Plus the Citizen Kane stamp. So awesome.)
Response: :) Even if I wasn't supposed to know who the recipient was for the ATC, I could choose how to send it based on your profile. I am glad you liked the choices I made, and I am happy you like the ATC. It did seem pretty much right up your alley! Thank you for the quick rating and lovely little heart. :)
Comment: Your mail was the first thing I read when I woke up :) And I must say, it was very entertaining to see all the nice papers you used for the lists! hehe And reading bits and pieces of you was such a fun read! :) Thank you for the great swap and awesome designs you've put together :) And for the cute stickers! Wish I could give u more than one heart <3 Thanks again Tracy!
Response: Thank you for your kind thoughts! :) That was an interesting swap, and I had fun writing it for you. Yes, I did use a lot of odds and ends to write on; I do that a lot in letters, too. :) Thanks for the quick rating and the heart(s). :)
Tracy, thanks so much for my lovely embossed ATC....lots of good ideas on that one little ATC! And I loved the ATC backs...very unique, and the little transparencies...I've not used those before so I am looking forward to that. And the stamped tissue papers will be great on a project...I love to use those. So, Thanks a bunch!
Response: I am glad I sent things you could use! I really appreciate your kind words and the heart and rating. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC! I love it! All the wonderful extras are very much appreciated as well. You included so many fun things for me to use! Thanks for an awesome swap! So happy you joined!
Response: Thank you for the kind words, as well as the heart and quick rating! I have really enjoyed the swaps in this group, and have learned SO much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing mail art!!!! My husband said it was "fantabulous!" He looked at it for about 10 minutes and was amazed that anyone could be so creative (unlike his wife, haha). Thank you for all the effort you put into this card!!! I can't say it enough! This is going in my favorites album for sure!!!
Response: Aww. Such kind words! I am really happy you liked the post card. It was a new technique to me, and I really liked the way it turned out. Thank you for the heart and rating, too! :)
Comment: What a great mail day! I love your ATC's,and thank you for the extra hymn pages. Beautiful songs! Thanks for the ATC sleeves too,they will be used. Violets were my sisters favorite flower,so that ATC is especially meaningful to me.
Response: I am glad you liked the ATC and extras. I really liked the way that one turned out. Thank you for the heart and rating!
Comment: Thanks for the stamped tissue paper. I like that you used different colored inks. Thanks for the washi tape too! I know I'll be using these stamps in a journal somehow!
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and heart! I am glad you liked the different colors. I wondered, but then I figured I would like it if someone sent other colors, and the swap didn't say just black... I have already used a couple of the images I got and am thinking I will do more of them!
Comment: What an amazing swap - Every item you sent was really super nice! Those old postage stamps you used were totally amazing. You went over the top on this swap. Thank you so much - and - super duper thanks for those recipe cards as extras. Can't thank you enough for those. Thanks again for a really terrific swap. Happy New Year to you.
Response: I am so glad you liked the packet. I always wonder what to send, but your profile was great with lots of ideas for me! Any time the profile says, "Washi Tape" I know I can make my partner happy! :D Thank you for the quick rating and the lovely little heart!
Comment: Always fun to swap with you....and love the "mail art"....thank you very much....
Response: I am glad you liked the mail-art. It was a challenge to make something without using Christmas paper, but I am so OVER Christmas right now!! Thank you for the quick rating and the beautiful heart!
Comment: Hi Tracy. Your Heart ATC is beautiful. I love the black and white and all the special details you added to make this spectacular. I feel so lucky to have one of your creations to add to my collection. Thank you thank you thank you!
Response: I am so glad you like it! It was fun to make it for you!
Thank you for the rating and heart!! I love me some hearts! :D
Comment: Found it! Thank you for such a lovely assortment of tapes! I've already added them to my samples box and used some today in creating some envies. And, as the proud owner of over 300 rolls, it's unusual for me to receive tapes I don't have a few of, but I didn't have yours! Yippee! Thanks bunches!
Response: Your comment inspired me to count my own rolls. I am up to 194, which means, of course, I need to collect a few more to make it an even 200, don't you think? :D I am glad you added some new styles to your collection. Thanks for the rating and heart!!
Comment: Gorgeous Tracey. All these Christmas swaps are wonderful. Really enjoying my first swapbot Christmas. He is a gorgeous snowman . The flakes are so pretty. Thanks Tracey . Have a wonderful holiday season.
Response: I also have been enjoying the Christmas swaps on my first Swap Bot Christmas. I am glad you liked the ATC! Thank you for the quick rating and the heart!
Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely love your postcard! Thank you :)
Response: I am so glad you like it! I really wanted to put more silhouettes on the hill, but those rub-ons would NOT cooperate! :) Thanks for swapping and coordinating, and also for the quick rating and heart. :)
Comment: Tracy, your lovely package arrived today. You have blessed my socks off. I teach two classes of high school girls in how to alter books. With the exception of just a few pieces (I'm a little selfish sometimes) I'm taking it all to class on Saturday. They will be so excited to see all the goodies. Thank you for a wonderful swap and anytime you want to do it again just say so. I provide everything in my classes and this is how I get most of it. It's ministry. Blessings to you and yours.
Response: Woot! Makes me so happy that it arrived and that you will be able to use it. I was happy to lighten my stash for you. Thank you for swapping with me. I appreciate it and the heart and rating :-)
Comment: Thank you for the super cute washi tape!!! I love the lips and the birds and pretty much all of them! Where do you find them? I am a native Tulsan but the military moved me to NC a year ago.
Response: Thank you for your quick rating and heart! I get most of my tape from etsy shops. I think some of those were from my one foray into eBay. There was a woman who had a pretty good deal for ten rolls. I do adore Washi Tape and am not picky about the source, but I buy almost everything online.
Comment: Hi Tracy!
I LOVE Blue Lips! SO pretty. Your use of glitter "scales" really brought the fishie to life. Thanks for creating a beautiful fish for me. Thanks, too, for the extra goodies. I've been wanting some of that blue bird tape FOREVER. Now I will hoard it ...haha...
Response: Aw, I am glad he made it safe and sound. That was quite a swim he made to get there! Thanks for the quick rating and the heart, and as always for swapping with me.
Comment: Tracy, beautiful, beautiful work! I am a lucky girl that you agreed to trade with me. Your swap is wonderful inside and out and you are the Queen of deco tape! I also really enjoyed your note and your words made me laugh. You have a great sense of humor! Thank you for sharing your art with me, for the extras and beautiful presentation. Can't wait to reciprocate. You are an inspiration. Many hearts to you.
Response: I shall dine out on your kind words all week. Thank you for swapping with me. I am delighted to do it again whenever you like. :-) thank you for the quick rating and delicious heart! :-)
Comment: Oh my gosh, thank you for such a spot on, considerate, beautiful "Quilty" ATC. I can tell you read my profile and know this was created just for me, which means so much! The presentation and entire package was so above and beyond! Wish I could give more hearts, but know this is a heartfelt thank you ♥
Response: I am so glad you liked it. You are right, it was custom made for you based on your profile. :) Thank you for the quick rating and heart. :)
Comment: I solved the mystery...piece by delightful piece! What a fun envelope of goodies. Love the recipe cards, the bookmark, the interesting papers, the postcards and the beautiful handmade envelopes. Thank you so much for a creatively decorated envelope of goodies!
Response: I am delighted that you liked it! Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: 1. The envelope (actually both of them!) was so pretty! I tend to hoard my washi tape stash so I can rub my hands together with eyes gleaming and a maniacal chuckle escaping my lips. Love your address stamp too and its pretty decoration.
2. I think your dandelion is fabulous! I think m'lady has found a new medium...
3. Get out! Love the Twinkling H2O backgrounds! I've seen them demo'ed before but have never played with them myself. Lovely, lovely and my muse wants to get going on these. If only there were a few more hours in each day...
4. So sweet of you to include the sleeves as well. The only ones I have so far are from ATCs I've received so I can definitely use them.. I heard they have them at WalMart but I never go there. Maybe Hobby Lobby?
5. Thank you for finding me and taking a chance on a newbie swapper!
Response: Thank you so much for swapping with me.:-) I adore the card got in return and will put it in my favorites page in my album as soon as I show it off and can bear to quit looking at it:-) thanks for the quick rating and heart as well as your kind encouraging words. Hope we swap many times in the future :-)
Comment: Hi Tracy . . .
your postcard is great. I had such fun looking for all the elements. My favorite element on the whole card ius "Push the Button." Lots of neat vintage images. Also loved the handyman. Great collage--fun for me!
Response: How fun your comment is for me.:-) The push the button image was from a Sonic bag.:-) Thank you for the quick rating and heart. Thanks for swapping with me :-)
Comment: I've been carrying around your beautiful "Washi Garden II" woven washi ATC. I liked the card you put it in and the presentation of the ATC in the decorated glassine envie. Thanks for the extra washi strips too - a FUN mail day for sure!!
Response: So glad you liked it. :-) thank you for the happy heart and rating!
Comment: OhTracy! I couldn't have asked for a swap more suited to me! Thank you so much!! I absolutely love it through and through. Talk about happy mail! You definitely put a smile on my face and in my heart. Thanks again! â™¥
Response: I am so glad! Thank you for the quick rating and the happy-heart!! :)
Comment: what a gorgeous card...cannot thank you enough...I appreciate the uniqueness of the background you made...loved the bird's nest...and that wonderful envelope you made for this atc...I am a lucky person to have drawn you for a partner..your work is so very nice ...thank you so much
Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! Thank you also for the rating and heart!
Comment: Sir Reginald Doodle III of Washiville is ADORABLE!! What a great idea for a swap! I've shown him to a few friends and they think he is cute, too! Thanks so much - and for the washi samples, too!
Response: You're welcome. I hope Margo accepts him into the family. :D Thanks for the quick rating and heart. :)
Comment: Hi Tracy, What a nice swap i got from you today. The ATC is lovely...I especially like your treatment of the background. The extras were such nice quality and I look forward to using them. The way you packaged everything was delightful. Thank you so much for the care and effort you put into this swap. I am tickled with everything. Sue
Response: Thank you for your kind comments! I really appreciate hearing how you liked the swap. I also thank you for the quick rating and heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the atcs. I'm sure I can use them somewhere. I've started using them as focal points on greeting cards that I make. Glad to know that you read my profile - the envie was fantastic. Have a good fall season!
Response: LOL! I am glad you can use them. :) and that you liked the envie. That mail art thing is addictive, and now I feel a bit abused if I get a plain white one in my box!! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: From the envelope to the card I am impressed! What a great way to use the different security prints! Thank you!
Response: I am so glad he finally arrived. I have never sent a dog through the mail before and I was having a bit of anxiety! :D That has to be my favorite ATC so far! I just loved making it and was surprised at how much one can do with security papers! I'll be looking for more excuses to cut those envies up in the future! Thanks for the rating and heart. It was a great swap!
Comment: YAY, I'm so glad you had me to send to - - I LOVE your creative washi envelopes and see some fun tape on them I'd love to have samples of ;). P.S. Thank you also for the colorful, fun samples!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, the rating and heart. :) Your letter arrived yesterday. Wow! So fun! AND my new washi tape arrived, too! Ready to swap? :D
Comment: Oh my gosh! I don't even know where to begin! All the beautiful ornaments you sent-- THANK YOU ! It was sooo nice to return home after a long day of moving my husbands parents and finding a cute package of Christmas ornies! This was such a fun swap-- I'd give you extra hearts if I could! ;)
Response: Woot! I am so glad you liked them!! Thanks for the rating and heart--I can't wait to see what you sent--should be here Monday! :)
Comment: I love the memories your ATC gave me. Lots of good times.
Response: I am glad you liked it. The funny thing is that I have never gambled in my entire life! I have played cards, and when I was a kid Bingo, but the reason I did the swap is I just wanted to use those little dice on an ATC! :) Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the variety of washi tapes! I have never seen any like that before! Thanks for the ATC extras,another craft I enjoy making!
Response: Isn't it amazing how many different varieties there are?? I think we could swap a dozen times and never see the same patterns twice! Thank you for the heart and rating--I am glad you can use the extras!
Comment: Oh, wow! I'm so happy that you were sending to me in this swap. Your A to Z List was AWESOME. I LOVE how you did and listed a word, and then more information with other words too. I love how you identified them with rectangles...and used fun alphabet letters with bling no less, and washi tape (hmmm...we may have to do a trade for some that you have and I don't - LOL). I'm excited too, because now I know lots more about you and I see we have more things in common. I'm so happy too, that we have become pen friends! Your envelope and overall swap totally brighten my mailbox and me today! :)
Response: LOL! You are so fun! I was your partner in another swap this week, too! We should just start a mutual admiration society! :D Thank you for the sweet comment and heart and rating. I am happy to be pen friends, as well!
Comment: Brillant and beautiful ATC with 15 different tapes. Everytime I look at it and study it I find something new. Lucky me to be paired with you. Thank you so much for the B/W postal stickers stamped on circle labels.
Response: Wow! What a sweet comment! Thank you for the heart and rating!
Comment: What a beautiful ATC, love it. Black and white is a favorite theme and collection of mine. Thank you for the wonderful addition to my collection. Your notecard and envie also rocks. I love all the special care and attention you placed into this swap. Hugs, Mona
Response: I had a lot of fun making it and putting it all together. I think that envelope was my favorite so far. :) Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: Oh my goodness!! She is just absolutely wonderful!! I love her, the card and her delightful story! I never thought of giving mine stories before...; ) You deserve lots and lots of hearts! :D
Response: I am so glad you liked her! I had a ball making it, and that swap was the main reason I wanted to join Crafting Queens right away! I was delighted when I finally had enough clout to join! :) Thanks for the rating and heart!
Comment: I love the ATC and the glitter! I think I am the only other person on SwapBot that loves glitter, but I do! The colors were perfect. Thanks again!
Response: LOL! I am glad you liked it. I hope you have someone in your life that adds color -- and glitters! :) I like glitter, too. In fact I probably use more than I ought, but I collect glass and glitter is just a tiny refraction of light like the glass I love. Thank you for the kind words, heart and rating. :)
Comment: Thank you! Loved the card, ATC, and yummy tea! Yay! What a fun package to find on a Friday :)
Response: Woot! I am so happy you liked the happy mail! I really liked the way that ATC turned out, and that is one of the only teas I like. There is something so decadent about the whole package being see thru and the flavors are just right. Thanks for the heart and rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome rolo! I'm so glad to have met you on here. It's such a joy of mine to find new people who have a serious passion for making happy mailboxes :) The card you made is beautiful and all the other autumn touches you added really made me smile today.
Response: I am glad to have met you as well! I agree there is nothing as exciting as finding something well made and thoughtful in the mail. I am glad you liked the Rolo and that my mail was "happy mail for you!" I appreciate the rating and heart, too!
Comment: Dear Tracy,
Your ATC ROCKS!! I absolutely love it, and the idea behind your naming of it! Very creative in the way you handled the puzzle pieces. Thank you so much. Also so loved your handmade card and the decorations on the envelope...everything is a keeper!!
A special "thank you" for the added dragonfly, too!!!
Many Thanks, Chari
Response: I am so glad you like it! It was a bit more tame than my usual outcomes but it was more of a challenge than I expected to tie the two items together! Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Comment: Tracy! Thank you for the wonderful envelope I love VS :) I also love all of the washi samples you enclosed. I only have one of what you sent me and definitely will be putting them into use soon!
Response: Oh, I am so glad! I was worried since I had to shop at an office supply store to find it at all! I just figured everyone had Staples tape! :) Thanks for the rating and heart. I had fun putting all that together.
Comment: Beautiful "card"! I love it... thanks so much for such a well made swap.
Hearts to you!
Response: LOL. You are the sweetest Honey Badger ever! If you ever decide you want a "real" card, let me know. I had some great ideas perking when you said the one I had sent was sufficient. Thank you for the rating and heart. Hope we swap together again sometime!
Comment: Such a beautiful ATC - I love all the blues - they make me feel so peaceful and calm and the birds are adorable. I also love the card you made that you sent it in - so pretty! Thank you so much for doing this swap with me!
Response: Thank YOU! I had such fun making that, and thanks for setting up a private swap when I couldn't get into the group in time. :) Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: Maybe in a perfect world I should rate you down for sending more that one item in the envelope--it did say send only one item. However, I have never met a perfect person. But this was a perfect swap, so I can't rate you down. :). Thanks for everything, and your envelope was perfect too!
Response: Phew! I was worried! :D Thanks for the rating and heart. Glad you liked the envie!
Comment: Loved your doodles! Thanks for swapping! :)
Response: I am glad you liked it. That was a good exercise for me. I find when I am writing, I am saying words, not drawing pictures, but I got a really cool letter yesterday from a pen pal who doodled throughout the letter and it made me wish I was better at combining the two. Thanks for the quick rating and the heart!
Comment: What a super fun (and happy) piece of mail to receive! I love the fact that you kept the handles on the bag you transformed into an envie-very cool : ) The items you included are awesome~I'll have to give the little stamp sponge thing a try because I always manage to get ink on my fingers-lol! The altered domino is very nice-I might have to look into that...
Response: I just discovered mail art, and was inspired by that bag as one of my first pieces. I worried about the handles, but when I handed it to the clerk, he didn't bat an eye or say a word. I am glad you liked the goodies--those little pads are at beauty supply stores for use in removing nail polish. Best. Tool. Ever! Thanks for the heart and quick rating!!
Comment: Got my card today!! I love it. I'm also very excited with my extras that you added. I ant wait to use the tea cup die cut. Thanks again.
Response: I am glad you like the ATC. It was a bit busy, but I guess that is what collage is, huh? :) Also glad you are happy with your goodies. :) I thought those little tea cups were awfully cute! Thanks for the heart, too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap! The ATC is very creative! I love the use of washi and paper punches! Thanks too for the smash book goodies. The envie you sent is so pretty that I'm going to make it into a pocket :)
Response: That is great! I am so glad you liked it. I am happy you will be able to use the envelope. I had fun decorating it and I think it is cool that you can reuse it!
Thanks for the heart and quick rating!
Comment: I love the colors on this and your technique is excellent. Thank you for the little spools of thread they are so cute. Thank you for the instruction sheet and the web site for different techniques.
Response: You're welcome! I think that is my favorite H2O color at the moment--then I use another one and think that one is! :) Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: The rolo you made for me is perfect, wow! I love all the little doodads about me that you found. Thank you so much for the fun swap. I'm glad to have met you on here and look forward to seeing you around ;)
Response: Aw! I am so glad you like it. After I sent it I second guessed myself several times, and I probably would have done it differently with a bit more practice. I sure do like the one I got from you! I also look forward to swapping with you again!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful ATC! And the handmade card it was in....WOW!!! Did you make that too?
Response: I am glad you liked it! Yes, I am sure I must have made the card if it was handmade (I admit I don't remember what I sent!) :P Card making has been my passion for a couple of years. ATCs are new, but just as much of an obsession now! Thanks for the rating, the heart and setting up the swap!