Comment: Thank you :) You said you are new to zentangles. I appreciate your effort for trying something new. In general, zentangles have lots and lots of detailed patterns clustered together. The ones you sent had a a few designs here and there, but weren't very detailed, and not really carefully drawn (just seemed a bit messy). But anyway, thank you <3
Response: Well I'm trying to get better some just have the back I do other things as well that I'm better at
Comment: Thank you for your re-send. I appreciate the effort that you took to make this swap right.
Your backgrounds were lovely; however, they didn't all meet the requirements of the swap still. This is why I am rating a 3.
Half of the backgrounds look like they followed the swap instructions, half don't. The half that don't, are also cut under ATC size, making them unusable for their original intention.
Response: I just discovered what happened to the cards why they were to small I got very mad that I didn't recognize it I picked up a card that went to my grand childs magic kit and they are smaller almost did it again because it was with my things
Comment: have not received anything from this user :/ I have sent a message earlier this month (June) and she has not been logged in since the end of May.
Aug 3- Hey Verne, thank you for finally sending the swap, so I am now changing the rating to a 3 since it was still very late and I wished that you had at least communicated with me. I hope your hand surgery will go well though and thanks again for all the goodies c:
Response: Sorry about that yes I had the surgery still hurts a little I couldn't write you before my fingers were locked up r
Comment: Wow Verne. The package you sent was exceptional. The can lid itself is beautifully decorated and is going to hang on my Christmas tree every year. But the other extra goodies you sent are fantastic and are so needed by me to use with crafting as we battle to get much here. And the extra ATCs are adorable. A very warm and grateful thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful decoration & I actually didn't realise it was made from a CD until I read your letter! Great idea! Also thank you for the cute embellishment also in the package. Hope you have a lovely Christmas!
Comment: Thank you =) I've got three cats too, but I plan on getting one more, a playmate for the youngest, the other two are teenagers in human years, and can't keep up with the youngster as much as he'd like.
Comment: Great selection of die cuts. Perfect sizes for ATC's and embellishment groupings. I'm working on a rainy day flip book now so the umbrellas and rain splats will come in very handy! Thanks for sharing and best wishes for your hand surgery!
Comment: Thank you so much for your note and all the extras! I love all the punch outs. I'm glad I finally found which swap this went with. You forgot to include that info. Merry Christmas!
Response: Sorry,glad you figured it out and thanks for the heart.I have the diecuts and I try to keep plenty cut to send out.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards. I thought skinnys were a smaller size, so I hope you don't mind that that's what I made you. I'm really sorry to hear about your losses. I'm a Buddhist and so ill meditate and send energy your way.
Response: I should have put the size on it but that's fine ,its my fault, I'm sure they will be nice haven't gotten them yet. Sent mine out last week. Mom's better now ,nothing they can really do .thank you for your concern
Comment: Hey there! Your things arrived! I love what you've done with the washers, so creative! Absolutely adore the one with the key, I can definitely see that getting into my regular jewelry! Thanks so much, and I hope you have a lovely day!
Comment: Love the ATCs, really clever, thank you very much. You poor thing, I hope you are recovering from your surgery. I am so sorry about your poor cat, it sounds horrific. Losing a pet is devastating, and that's a particularly brutal way for it to happen. If you ever need a friendly ear you know where I am. Lots of love xxx
Response: Thank you very much ,I want to do this again but with a theme next time
Comment: Thank you for the hand drawn ATC's. One thing I must mention, these are cut a bit "tilted", one of these does not fit into an ATC sleeve. But I think hand drawn is good effort and since there other one is an extra card (I suppose so as the swap description says only one ATC), it's a 5.
Response: Sorry,must have had my glasses on crooked LOL AND should have sent this sooner.
Comment: thanks for resending. im sorry your postal service lost the first package. I appreciate the communication and the resend
Response: I don't know why you did not get this swap I do have the receipt where I mailed-it but I will resend I'm very busy right now so it may be a next week In the mean time if u get it please let me know.
Comment: Verne, thank you so much for the elephant necklace. It is the only one I've seen that I really love. Also thank you for all the extras. I went through them pretty fast and I know I missed a lot of what you sent to me. They will be put to good use, Thank you again, Shirley
Response: I'm glad you like it all thanks for the heart
Comment: I got my swap today and was very happy. I just loved the envelope and the paper that you wrote on. So lovely! I love the sticks in fun dip so thank you for that. And all the little die cuts was very nice. Thanks again!
Comment: Happy belated birthday! I had shoulder replacement on the 3rd and doing ok. I love the ATCs. It was like my birthday! Thank you very much. And another big thank you for all of the cool die cuts. ðŸ˜˜
Response: Thank u and hope u are better I need back surgery and I have a spare on my foot and is painful
Comment: Hi Verne! TY for the fun Fall punch art ATC! I love the tree punch and the leaves falling - sigh! It was down to 43 last night - what the heck?? Too early for such chilly weather! TY for joining the swap and all the other goodies! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Ty too ithink we just kn what to expect when it comes to weather a.y more
Comment: Thank you so much for the TWO fabulous ATCs and all the extras - cool paper and die cuts. I'm sorry you've had such terrible weather....we just have earthquakes, fires, mudslides, etc. Thanks again, Marjorie
Response: Really that's bad enough. Thank u for the heart.
Comment: Thank you but you didn't put what swap it was from and the package was all messed up. Pens don't work and it just looked so messy. I will still give you a 5 but you need to be nearer and more organized.
Response: I am sorry this has happened I do not know why it was in that shape. I will resend if u want me to. I am not a messy person by any means .
Comment: Thank u so much Verne for the lovely ATC . WOW u have given me a lot and I would love to reply to u :) Thank u so much for everything , You are so generous and cool :) Could u send me your address ?
Response: 121 Marcusunderwood st
Brandon , Ms 39042
Thank u for the kindness u made my night please do write.
Comment: loved the ATC I also like the fact you have been adventurous with your nail polish!
thank you so much for all the extras I really like the drawing of the cotton bud
do you have punches for all the lovely cut outs or use a cameo or something
I have a cameo but doesn't want to cut this small and I can't seem to find small dies to use any ideas?
Response: Most of my punches I get at Michaela. Is there something u are really interested. In. I have lot of them I really hurt ur love them and the kids like to do them and I get discarded wall paperbooks for a variety.
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I have to rate a 3 because it was sent 2 weeks late with no contact at all. Also, it didn't meet swap requirements as there was no note about why you chose the items (as listed in the swap description) or even the swap name written on the envelope. If it was just one thing or the other, I might have overlooked it.
Response: I guess I should have sent u the card that I forgot to put in the package.I'm not trying to make excuse but I was really upset about my mother having 3 strokes in another state and I had to leave. Also my granddaughter wiped my phone out. I understand your filtration.
Comment: Love the glasses and the up-do. Looks just like me LOL! Love the little cut-outs, too, especially the trees. Such a nice surprise in the mailbox on a day when one was much needed and appreciated. Thank you!
Comment: I have changed your rating because I did finally get something from you. However the pp is rubbed off and the glass is very dirty. Maybe send on time next time too.
Response: I DO BELOVED I SENT U A MSG AND I TOLD U IT WOULD BE LATE. I REALLY. COULD NOT GET.IT THERE ANY SINNER.I DID GET MY MRI DONE AND AM WAITING FOR THE RESULTS. YOUR PKG IS ON THE WAY AND IT THE CUTEST ONE I HAVE FOOUND
Comment: It finally arrived (I was worried about the post...and it was blocked at the customs!) ...a lovely parcel just for an "ATC"...Waoh! No, that was a surprise envie...huge, very big and all made with a lot of LOve!
Thanks to you...for all the lovely stuff received...I like/love everything!
Response: I really appreciate someone that sends a msg like yours.
Comment: Thank you for an interesting and diverse package. It was fun going through all the little bits and bobs that you sent. I especially enjoyed the letter you included. I love the shells from Florida and the seastar that came from the wonderful museum. Again, thank you for you thoughtfulness. Take care...
Response: I am pleased you liked it. Was fun to put together although the packing was crazy Lol.
Comment: Hello Verne!!! AND thank you so much for your letter about all your "critters"... it really put a SMILE on my face..... I am sure it is never boring at your house... I have done a bit of show dogging..... I have owned a CHAMPION Norwegian Elkhound who lived to be 15....and another that just wasn't into "showing".....and now we have a Norwegian Elkhound pup he's 10 months old and SO MUCH FUN and so FUNNY...... Thank you for the MS Christmas card and playing card and for the wonderful letter filled with amazing mind pictures..... Happy Swapping!!!
Response: I am so glad out enjoyed it and I wish I could send pic maybe later
No its something all the time
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely atc... So precious and I loved the personal touches you added to it... Those pens were great!! I really needed a silver pen and this one is great!! Loved the color of the other one... You are a doll thanks again
Comment: Not only one gorgeous ATC, but two! And in addition, the most incredibly generous stash of lovelies I've seen in a long time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...and I hope your knee is better soon!
Comment: Wow! You way overdid the package! There were so many wonderful things! I just have to figure out exactly what to do with it all now but I am sure I will definitely come up with something! Thanks ever so much! :D
Response: I love sending things it makes me feel good to give, God has blessed me.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! My cat heard the rattly bell balls in the package and I told her, "Look! Someone sent you a present!" I threw the toys around for her and she gleefully chased them about. And I love the magnets and bookmark and little paper cutouts you sent! I'm going to give Kitten a treat now. Cheers!
Comment: Got your fantastic package today. Thank you for picking out so many lovely jewels for me to play with. I also appreciate all of the extra goodies you included. Hope you're recuperating from the move.
Response: I tell you this was a har move because we had so much stuff to get rid of and still had to rent a storage for a my husbands stuff yoo.the worst is over now.
Comment: Rated three for lateness according to rules. Saying that, for the benefit of any hosts reading, Roostercraz did apologise, sent extra goodies to make up for lateness, and tried when she could to keep me informed. Thank you Verne for the lovely items and I hope all your troubles are over :)
Response: I wasnt happy about the three but I know I was late and I thank tou for being nice.
Comment: Disappointing.... not much time or care taken to make the cards I received. Swap specifically states: Any media may be used so long as it shows you've put some thought and effort into it. Make it something you would be proud to add to your collection.
Response: I am sorry you feel this way, I have pretty much pleased every one on my swaps, you sound as if you might be very judgemental, Would you like me to redo them? I will if you want me to.thank you.
Comment: Love It! But first - a quick question: Did that envelope really used to be a wallpaper border??? That musta been a CRAZY-looking wall!! Ha ha! What a wonderful package! First of all I LOVE the MS state bird - too funny!! And the magnet shows Jackson, which is actually where my father was born, so whoo hoo! I've never been there though. The map note that you made is so creative and pretty! And I've been having a hoot with all the tiny paper extras - love 'em! got so many ideas. Thanks = this was a FUN swap!! Best of luck with your moving process!!!!
Response: Yea it was, Maybe U can come visit some day. We live out about 8 miles from the city.
Comment: Wow! What a package! I feel like I hit the jackpot. I'm not worthy of all these cool things. I love the rooster potholder! I have a rooster on my clock in the kitchen so it's a good match! Thank you! I love-love-love all the extras! Is that contact paper? The Chateau des Bruges Bordeux piece is lovely - you know, I might frame that for my kitchen. And the pile of little cutouts will be used for ATCs and postcards! I especially love the skull and the little feet. Thank you so much - you brought a big smile to my face today. :D
Response: no, It is wall paper. I am so glad you were pleased. It makes me happy.
Comment: Oh my gosh! What an envelope of fantastic goodies that came along with the ATC'S that are absolutely beautiful and I love the corners! I love magnolias - I have 2 in my back yard bigger than my house! How large of an oval punch are you looking for and I can keep an eye out for one here! I really like the page you sent me that your letter is on :) Thank you so much for such great treats!!!
Response: I was right in the middle of writting u when all went out,bad weather. thank u and u probably think my magnolias are awful since u see them all the time. I am just learning to do them, and I need the fairly large oval. thanks for the such kindess.
Comment: I know what you mean about Mary Kay stopping some of their good products. One of my fave perfumes is MK and I'm afraid they will stop soon too ( Affection). But In bloom is a nice fragrance. Thanks
Response: I know so If you run across any acepella I will pay you for it and another one is avons Reece Weatherspoons
Comment: Thank you for your paper doll collage:) Your doll is all green and nature friendly and I love it! Reminds me of how I used to work in an ecological foundation. Thanks for the extras, I love the Mississippi-shaped cut-out:))
Comment: LOVE IT!!!! thank you and my boyfriend got a big laugh over the postcard
Response: Yea they are cute and I laughed too because I am really not a home grown southern girl, I was brought up in the windy city of Chicago and came back south to see family and ended up staying,Later some few years I went back north and stayed until 1981 , been south ever since and have a good southern man.
Comment: Oooooooo...what a fun and generous envie this was! First of all, I love the polymer clay ATC (I never thought of using that for an ATC). The flower is awesome. ( I need to find a little wooden stand to display it on.) Then the rest of the envie was chock full of soooo many useful items. I just kept pulling out more and more stuff. I liked it all, but if I list my favorties, they would be the metal star with "hope" on it, and the ATC background with the map and book page on it. I sure can tell your read my profile. Thank you soooo much Verne. I wish I could give you more than one heart.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Thank you for wowing me , it feels good to know you liked them.
Comment: Hi there Verne!
Thank you so very much for the parcel which I received last night in the mail. It was so big the postie had put it in the tree near the mail box. Not only were there two very gorgeous ATCs suiting Pink & Green colours ( they were so cool ! ) but a wonderful bunch of extras suitable for card making and for making ATC's. This was so nice after a long day at work.
Best thoughts to you,
Response: You are so nice,made my day after being ill these past few days.so again thanks.
Comment: What a great looking cat, I love the way you have incorporated him in the zentangle. I have given a heart for the card but I have to mention the extras too - wow, a fantastic selection and I can't wait to start using them. Thank you so much for everything.
Response: I am so glad that you can use every thing.
Comment: Not only do I love my Mardi Gras cat, but I love the extras you sent me, especially the Mississippi things-----my mother's mother was born in Natchez, and I think I still have family down there! I'll be turning your Miss. card into a magnet so I can always look at it! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank You so much, I love Natchez. I have been there many times and I started to turn them into magnets I just never have.I was born in the Delta but at age 10 went to live in Chicago with my bio father, I returned in 1985
Comment: Thanks for the really nice ATCs! I love the quote and the cool music note! Thanks for the all the extra special extras and the really nice note. I'll do what I can to help you locate some friends in NOLA, but you probably have the same resource I have--the Internet! :-) Oh yeah--love, love the postcard! Where did you find it?? I can never find cool ones like that!!! You really deserve many hearts. Thanks a bunch!
Response: The best place to get post cards and small gifts like with your state is at truck stops, where you can eat and get gas at. Thank you for such a nice comment.
Comment: Verne...thank you for the really pretty atc. I'm laughing right now because I thought you were sending the "small things for your papercraft" instead of "sparkley atc" swap. You included pretty much everything required for the former swap. When I got to the atc, I realized it was for the sparkley atc swap. So, thank you for all the extras you included. It was very generous of you. Thanks again.
Response: I read ur msg and I sent u back a note .
Comment: Hi! I just got my package and my card and it was lovely! I didn't put a note inside the card I sent either... so I guess it all worked out! I actually just finished ironing on the heart embellishment onto a little girl's shirt. :)
Comment: Verne, you are the best swapper!!! Thank you so much for the incredible package you sent, the ATC is great, and I loved everything, and will send you a private message as soon as I am finished writing this! Thank you again so very much!
Response: I finally read this, I SENT U BACK A LETTER TOO. I was thrilled to get such a response.
Thank you , Bless you too.
Comment: Hi Verne, thanks so much for the pens/pencil and the peper extras. I love your card - it's great. I love our name - Roostercraz - I have my husband 'THIS close to letting me get chickens this year!
Response: I hope u get your way, name one for me. We had one that really thought he was something else, he had a dog house to live in ,every day when gene came home he would get on top of it and sit on genes lap and make his noise. really funny.
Comment: Great job - very creative. Thanks much for the extra goodies.
Response: I did not want to do the normal Christmas tree scene and I racked my brain and I saw the old truck it reminded me of my grandfather and I going to the woods in his old chevy,so I had to do it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package :) What a nice surprise! This was the most exciting thing I have got in the mail through swap bot! I was sooooooooo excited to see Hot Wheels that I had to call my dad at work and tell him!!!! I will definatly be sending some back to you! Ours are similar but different haha, the cars are the same but the cards are different. I guess the ones we get are the international ones!
Thank you so much again! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!
Response: I am so glad you are happy ,I only remember one other swap that the person was so happy to get something and they were out of the states. Thank you
Comment: Thank you so so so much, I love them and they will make a great addition to my collection. I am so sorry about the mix up but now I can give you your much deserved heart. Thank you also for the card, too cute.
Comment: I was kinda confused at your package because there was so much stuff in it and no note! I thought it must have been some mystery package swap because I didn't even see the ATCs at first. I appreciate all the extra things but please send a note next time!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous altered tin and the little goodies.
Even though it was so late I totally understand family emergencies.
Life happens. I wish you and your family the best. Hugs.
Response: I thank you so much and hope we swap again.
I just wanted to let you know that I think you were very creative and that you were one of the best for 2010.
Comment: What is this?! First it's a month late - ok fine. But the swap was for MY favorite theme. Did you not look at the post to see what I requested? I wrote a Christian one, maybe a cross or an angel. You sent me 2 hand drawn ones with a dragonfly and clovers and the State of Missssippi cut out. - ? - Well, I'm confused...
Comment: I received a package with feathers (and are those egg shells?), which I specifically requested not to be sent. However, I also got some awesome extra stuff - and I got three cards while only one was required.
Comment: Thankyou Vern for the beautiful cat Skinny Cards, they are so creative I love them so sweet. Wow!!! thankyou for all the lovely extras,so many, I love them and so kind and thoughtful and I love the die cuts. If I could give more hearts I would, Thankyou Vern for the lovely interesting letter, love Jennifer.
Comment: This package was so unexpected, and so much more appreciated :) The cards are lovely too!!! Thanks so much for all of the goodies. You are so kind, and it sounds like you live in a great place.
Response: So happy u were pleased, Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thanks for the Santa Claus is Coming to Town ATCs. They are so cute! 2 even, Wow! Just wish you would have written a little note. *pout* Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for the goodie bag of beads! <3
Response: sorry I just have had a rough bout with some kind of cough and it has held on so I have not felt up to par,I am so glad u were pleased. Merry Christmas.
Comment: These ATC's are just too cute!!! I really like the die cuts, yippe. I really like to use die cuts on everything that I make. Ok, now I will have to spend the rest of the night in my craft room once my husband falls asleep in a couple of hours. Thank you so much!!!
Response: U sound like me , My husband fusses if I stay up but after he passes out I am at it again, so happy u liked it all.
Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderful ATC! And I really appreciate all the hard work you did :)
Response: I did send you an ATC ,I am not sure what you are talking about . Matter fact you should have gotten two,so i am totally confused so if u did not get an ATC please let me know and I will send u one .
Comment: You most definitily deserve a star. What a lovely surprise when I opened my parcel. All the extras. What can I say but a big big thank you. Like me you love this craft. I have only been doing it for 3 1/2 months and cannot get enought of it. The cards are lovely and so many. Thanks heaps. You have a very merry christmas and a safe happy new year. Lots of love Maggie
Response: I Look forward to finding new punches they are so much fun and useful ,and I love to do ATC S
Comment: Thank you so much for the clay flowerand beads( I love them!) and especially thanks for gorgeous die cuts. WOW I had a gread time sorting them and it's like at least 18 kinds and what a wonderfull paper! I also use wall paper for my punches( it is hard work though) Again,thank you very much for beautiful package of goodies and lovely note.
Response: I am so glad u liked them I had no use for them, I like the more artsy stuff, enjoy.
Comment: Thanks for the zentangles, the monster is cute =) They look a little careless, but I don't feel like making a big stink out of it on your ratings ... feel free to PM me.
edit: this has nothing to do with being new to a kind of art, it's just common sense =/ I'm not all that great at it either, but I put a lot of care into my cards.
Response: I am sorry u feel that way I am not sure what u feel was carless but I never had done this kind of art before and I wanted to try it,so U must be really good at it ,so would u mind sending me one of yours. My address is on my profile ,[email protected], thank u
Comment: Verne, this package was simply above and beyond. I really, really appreciate all of the thought you put into it. Thanks so much--I plan on framing the one mail art piece and hanging it up in a place of honor. :D
Response: That is so much appreciated, that really makes me feel like I did what I like and thats making someone else happy too.
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodie bag! I love the stationary and will read the magazine tonight. The magnet is already on my fridge. I am not sure what to do with all the scrapbooking things as I dont scrapbook, but I will think of something, LOL Mississippi----the birthplace of ELVIS!!!
Comment: Hi Verne! Thanks SO much for the huge wonderful package - you only had to do an ATC! Khia is adorable, the card, die cuts, fanTASTIC papers, just everything oooohhh and the WHITE GEL PEN (how absolutely thoughtful - I am excited!!) Thank you so much, you are a sweetheart! Take care :)
Response: You are so welcome, glald you are happy . I try to do better than a ATC.
Comment: Well, where do I start???!! I loved the personal note you put in there! I always say I'm going to do that because I enjoy receiving them so much, but then it seems I run out of time when the send date arrives :( I loved the atc's! Did you take the photos? They are beautiful! Then all the rest of the stuff: WOW!! I love the extra cards, the jewelry goodies, the lace, the ephemera, the notecards: I could go on and on! Thank you for a really nice surprise!!! I am sure I'll find a great use for all that you sent me! Thank you, Verne!
Response: yes several years ago,look at the very bottom and u will see people . they were taken at Greenwood ,Ms at a festival.
Comment: I got a WOW, package! thank you so much for the wonderful package. My daughter loved all the red kitchen items and scrapbooking things. she was just talking about how she hoped she would get a nice pizza cutter for her wedding.....and you sent one....smiles
Response: we can not live with out a pizza cutter or two at our house, my daughter works at a pizza place,.
Comment: Dear Verne, thank you so much for your lovely package! It was very thoughtful of you sending me extras that matches completely my likes. It shows me that you read my profile carefully and this was very very sweet of you to do. I loved everything, specially the vintage paper pieces with cats figures and the metal charms. Loved it!! =D
Response: I am so glad u liked it all . i really love cats so this was up my alley.
Comment: I received your package Thank you soooo much! The thread...love it! The fabric, excellent for my collection. The button, I can't stop looking at it! And of course your nice note amd postcard.
A very big thank you!