Comment: Thanks for being in the swap. I wonder if either of us will.win. I'm so sorry your cancer has come back. It sounds like you have s good medical team.
I also think people use way too much tape. I like to save the pretty envelopes and stamp and have a hard time opening them without too much damage.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I agree with what you said about the tape. Hopefully, one of us will win! 🤗
Comment: Thank you! Your swap was perfect and lovely - I am really missing the beach/ocean/sand right now so it was perfect timing! Thanks so much!
Response: Luckily, I don't live near a beach so I can't miss it. 😉 I just miss shopping for groceries. I am not allowed to be near people at all per my oncologist so I just stay home and make things! Thanks for the rating and heart! 🤗
Comment: Barbara... Thank you for the RWB ATC. It is so creative! and I love the word you chose for it! Thank you!! 💜
Response: Glad you like it. I love doing that technique. I usually only do it for July 4th but I have a lot of colors so I should do it as a background...Thank you for the rating and the heart. Much appreciated! 🤗
Comment: Howdy Neighbor! Thank you for the beautiful washi tape ATC. It is so pretty. I appreciate the ATC cards and the really cool Classroom Checklist. I love it. Your Zentangle is cool. Thanks for sharing.
Response: Hi Jen. I knew that I wanted to do a die cut for this swap. So glad that you like it! Thanks for the heart! 🤗
Comment: THANK YOU! I loved them all and I didnt have 99% of those cat stamps. I did have the TIM Holtz cats, but you sure did a nice job of stamping the images. My favorite is that really big one with all the heart and star and flower cats. SO fun.
Response: I'm glad that you liked them. I figured that you would have the TH ones but I took a chance anyway. Thanks for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful fairy ATC. I also appreciate the butterfly stamped images. Aloha
Response: You are very welcome. I tried to find a stamp in my rather large collection but nothing that was in your profile would fit on an ATC. Luckily, I had this Digi stamp that I could use. Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart! ❤️
Comment: 1. I keep busy by working Full Time and I have been Sewing Face Masks for Family, Friends and Co-workers. Soon Garden time with Planting Veggies. 2. I like the cooking but not the Clean up. Soups are easy and Tasty, I don't like to use a lot of Seasoning, just let the natural flavors of the Veggies come through. Veggie soups, with Beans and Lentils, Split Pea Soup is a Favorite.
3. I enjoy sewing, Crocheting, Cardmaking, anything Creative. Took Art in Highschool and some Watercolor painting Classes and Lettering with Pen and Ink, lately I like to collage and use decoupage on Bookmarks . Thank you for Asking...
Response: Great answers! Thank you for sharing and for the heart! Stay well and stay safe. 🤗 😷
Comment: This is beautiful! Thank you so much. It's so wonderful that you had a cross in purple. I absolutely love it! Thanks for the extras too. I'm actually in a swap for altered tickets, so I may use the one you sent as a guide. :)
Response: You are so welcome. The cross is actually cut from one of my dies. When I saw that you liked purple, I just knew that was what I was going to do. I had a hard time trying to figure out how to put 3 things on a card that had 4 distinct areas. Then I thought of the flower sequins directly on the cross. This was a fun challenge! Thanks for the rating and heart. Blessings and take care!
Comment: I love this adorable ATC!! It looks like the whale is spouting a little tree, and I imagine that his tail hitting the water looks like a feather splash! Thank you so much for all of the fun Halloween extras too! :D
Response: You are very welcome. I am glad you like it and appreciate the humor. Enjoy the extras. If you are my partner again, I have plenty more where that came from! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Barb... as always, a beautiful ATC! I love the background... The bicycle is a perfect representation of spring. Since I save all mine, I am going to write your swap info on the back of it. Thank you for the extra sleeves too... I am very low on them!
Response: Thank you. I really thought it represented spring. If I could only ride a bicycle...my husband had me stop riding a few years ago due to my cancer. A fall could actually kill me! Anyway, I am glad you like it. I will try to remember to send you more sleeves the next time you are my partner. 😘
Comment: Love that you are counting the distance to the mailbox! I'm missing my cleaner - not allowed here because of social distancing/lockdown!
Response: It is something I really need to do to keep healthy. I get that about your cleaner. We thought about hiring one and then the virus started and we made the decision not to do it. My house is a mess because I am not supposed to do it and my husband only does it when he feels like it which is maybe once a month! I do wipe down touched areas with my Clorox wipes...😷
Comment: i loved ur atc! was just perfect for me! thank u!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I had 2 rainbow swaps that I was doing around the same time. I was trying to figure out which one I sent to you. I always scan them to my computer but I never add which swaps they are for. I think I figured it out...Lol. I guess I will start naming the pic in the future. 😉
Comment: HI Barb! Yes, it is mind boggling to rate this swap... so MANY answers! But, I have to ask, when you are busy doing nothing, what does that feel like? I just can't seem to get the true hang of it ;*) LOL ;*)
Response: It is actually very relaxing to do nothing. Today was a day like that (except that I took a 3 hr. nap this afternoon which is very unusual for me). Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Barb... I think the Rabbit ATC you created is just wonderful! I think it's really cute that he/she is holding a tulip and notices the butterfly... Did you draw the rabbit freehand? And I love the grass die... need to get one of those!!! THANK YOU for taking such care in creating this ATC for me :-) Thank you also for the extra images. They will be used! :^) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: I’m glad
you like everything. The rabbit is a die cut that I cut out to make it pop. It came from China with 3 different dies. The grass is an older die from MFT. I use it a lot. It came with 2 dies. The other one is taller. If you would like me to send any of these die cuts, just let me know. I would be glad to cut and send them to you. 😀
Comment: This was great! Thank you for your sweet note and the coloring card too. The ATC was a big hit with my daughter as well. The goofy corners are my favorite. Well done! We’re wishing you the best and we’ll be praying for you. Love from Germany.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the ❤️. I had a lot of fun putting this thing together. I like the corners too. 🤪. Thanks for your prayers. They mean a lot to me. Stay safe and stay well!
Comment: Wow Barb - That's a gorgeous pear drawing. Thank you for the wonderful addition for my collection and also for all the great ephemera ^+^
Response: I am so glad that you like it. It was fun to do the watercoloring. I had a problem with the background pilling because I used a cheap paper. As I went along, I decided that I liked the distressed look. Thanks for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely folded ATC! Very pretty! I wouldn’t dream of removing the flowers from the pocket, they put the awesome finishing touch on it. Love all the added extras, the mermaid is darling and you are a master zentangler for sure! ❤️
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. This was one of my favorites that I have made. I am glad that you like the extras also, including the Zentangle.🤗❤️
Comment: Thank you for the whaley cute ATC coin. love it!! You did a great job. I can't believe it was your 1st coin. You might be catching the ATC coin bug now! LOL
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. I don't know if I caught the coin bug quite yet. I found it difficult to get the size exactly right and I am a fanatic about everything being perfect! We'll see what comes up in the future... 😀
Comment: Barb... Thank you for joining this swap. You created such a cute snowman! You colored a lot of detail into him. I love the napkin background too. Who am I kidding? I love using napkins for everything! LOL Thank you also for the extra ATC sleeves, butterfly and "frame", and Scooby Doo (did I ever tell you that I painted a twin headboard for my son's room with a Scooby Doo theme? How did you know I was running low on sleeves? <3
Response: Hi Leslie. I am so glad you liked the snowman. Aren't napkins the best? I collect them whenever I am at a party. A Scooby Doo themed headboard sounds wonderful. You should send me a pic. I would love to see it. I like sending sleeves with my ATCs. Everyone can use them! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This was awesome! I love all the texture you got on the copper. I've had good luck with copper tape sticking that I got from the hardware store. All the extras you did are so thoughtful. The envelope with the gears is fantastic and the little folder. And I love the kitty card. The peacock and cat die cuts will definitely be used! Thanks so much for creating a swap package so well matched to my likes!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart. I love sending things that I think the person would really like. Guess I got it right. 😉 Enjoy & Happy new year...
Comment: Barbara, this ornament is just lovely! Your lettering is perfect, and I admire that tremendously...I always end up running out of room at the end! I will hang this beauty on my tree right now, and will enjoy it all season...thank you for being such a wonderful swap partner (oh, the sweet napkin and the note cards...oh my!)
Response: I am really glad that you like it. Sorry that I didn't respond sooner. I have not been well and I didn't respond to 2 swaps this month. Thanks for the rating and the heart! I really appreciate it!
Comment: Love the rose ATC. You are so talented making your own stamp. I like all the extras especially inspirational card .
Response: I'm glad you like the ATC. It is really easy to make your own stamp. I use fun foam and die cut it and add to another piece of (sturdy) fun foam. Easy peasy! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Barb, love all you sent, but especially those stamped images. The cool thing about that is I can make copies and use them again and again. Love stamped images.
Response: Hi Coleen. So glad everything worked for you. I wanted to send more but I didn't want the postage to go up because we just had to drop it in the box. Please let me know if it did need additional postage and I will repay you. Thanks for the rating and the heart!n 🤗
Comment: Hey Barb! I love the ATC you sent. The way you did the paper the middle makes it look like it's leather. How cool. I love the stamp you used too. It's always great being your partner. Take care :)
Response: Thanks Janis. You are always fun to swap with both ways. I appreciate the rating and heart. It always means a lot to me! To be honest, I know what I sent to you but I had an issue with my copier/scanner and never got a pic of it. I wish I knew what you thought looked like leather. My memory is not that great! 🙄 😘
Comment: I love this pressed leaf ATC so much - it's simple yet elegant. Thanks for the sleeves also.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I am so glad that you like my pressed leaf. I have done a lot of pressed leaves and flowers but this is really my favorite. It makes me feel good to know that you appreciated it! 🤗
Comment: great atc! love how you put everything together in such a clever creative way...like this card very much...thank you...thanks as wll for the nice new sleeves...the paper pieces...and the pretty green card...fun swap!
Response: You are so very welcome. It was fun to make these element ATCs. It was also a challenge but I really enjoyed making them! Thanks for the rating and the heart! 😘
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for the sweet cat card! I am so happy to be able to send it to one of my Cat Lady Friends! LOL! Love the stamp as well - very cute and yes, I love reading, so that really had me smiling! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I just knew when I read your profile, exactly what I was going to make for you. I am really glad you like it. I am also glad that you will be able to send it to one of your cat lady friends so she can enjoy it too! Hugs...
Comment: Thank you for the Zentangle ATC. I have not done any classes with certified teachers as I can't find any in a reasonable distance but I do enjoy it following the instructions from the Zentangle website. Looking forward to other swaps of this kind.
Response: I am glad you liked my swap. Keep working on your Zentangle and who knows, you may get a CZT there some day. They just had a class with 150 people from32 states and several other countries! This was my first hosting and I didn't even know where to put it. I would like to do more authentic Zentangle swaps in the future. Keep a lookout. Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Hi Barb - A beautiful "Beautiful" ATC 😊. I need to look in to Wink of Stella. Thank you for the pretty deco napkins too 💜
Response: I'm glad you thought my beautiful ATC was beautiful. 😉 I really love Wink of Stella but it is a bit pricey. On the other hand, it does last a long time. I think Nuvo now makes one similar to it. Not sure if the price is better. Best wishes.
Comment: Barb... Thank you for joining this swap :-)
Such a beautiful Bokeh ATC. The butterfly die cut was a nice touch.. you can still see the Bokeh behind it! I had to go over a few of my white spots as well... they sink in! Thank you for the extras too. I appreciate them :-)
Response: This was a fun swap. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Hi Barbara, What a beautiful job you did on the card you sent to me! Is that embossing powder on the rose? Thank you and for the extras.
Response: Hi Bonnie. Yes, it is embossing powder, MANY layers of it. The poor thing was weak and trying to tear at the stem so I just kept adding more powder! I should have started over with a new die cut but I was determined to use the one I had started. I also changed colors of embossing powder because I didn't like the original colors. (I guess I like challenges... 😉) I am really happy that you like it. I was a bit worried that you might not. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: You always send such wonderfully personalized swaps! The Mason Jar ATC is to die for! Thank you for the 3 of hearts, note card and goodies for ATC making. Thank you for the YELLOW ENVELOPE!
Response: Even if it is not required, I like to look at profiles to see if there is something that I have that they might like. Looks like I hit the nail on the head! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. It is always appreciated... :-)
Comment: Thank you for your gorgeous card! I simply adore the background, the layers of embossing pastes is so beautiful!!! And the contrast against the oxide colors is perfect. It is such a bright and inspiring card, thank you for sending it to me!
Response: I am glad you like it. I had fun making it. I think I am getting the hang of this mixed media thing. 😉 Thank you for the rating and the ❤️.
Comment: I LOVED it! I didn’t even consider dry embossing. It takes it to whole new level, and it’s now hanging on my atc wall of fame in my crafting room. Thank you so much! And I’ll definitely find a home for the rice paper. :)
Edited to add: how could I forget the ATC sleeves?! You have no idea how much I appreciate these. I’ve been using regular card sleeves because it’s all I had - I’m sure my partners were terribly excited. /sarcasm So rest assured that these will be used immediately and that they’re so appreciated. I should probably purchase some.... >.>
Response: Wow, I am very happy that you love everything! It really makes my day to read that! I started to send the plastic sleeves to all of my swap partners about a month or so ago. I usually send it instead of extras (although I did send you the rice paper, lol). Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: Oh, Man! I laughed when I saw the ATC you sent... LOVE IT!!!!
Response: I am glad that you got a kick out of it. It is one of my favorite sets. When. I saw there was a gingerbread man/woman swap, I just had to sign up! Thank you for the rating and the heart! Have a merry Christmas. 🎄
Comment: Thank you for the cute snowman ATC. So sorry to hear that you, also, have so many of the ailments that I do. I have good days & bad ones & I am sure that you do, too. Hope your holidays are happy ones!!
Response: I am glad that you like the snowman ATC. I too have good days and bad days. We have learned to take one day at a time. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Merry Christmas! 🎄
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATC! I love the effect of the snowman on the tissue paper, I must try this! I know what you mean about TH supplies, but once I got to the point that I had so many, I do wonder how I ever got along without them. Thanks so much for swapping!
Response: Hi Colleen. I am glad you like the ATC. It seems like the only supplies that I want anymore are TH. Thank you for the rating and heart! 😀
Comment: Thanks for the extras. I have been thinking about using jean material for an atc.... Looks nice, think i will. thanks. Love the kitty stamps too.
Response: Thank you for the Rating and the heart. I purchased the denim material at Tuesday Morning (I think). The price was only $2.99 so I figured what the heck? It was really fun to use it. Took to the Oxide inks really well! Glad you like everything!. 🤗
Comment: I really like this. You got a lot of color into a tiny area! And I like the open space around the image - sometimes simplicity is best. :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. It wasn't easy to do with that tiny stamp. I thought I would try to do a 10 step ATC but it was a lot more difficult than I expected! I am glad you like it! 🤗
Comment: Great card! I love the arrangement of stamps and all of the fabulous TH products you used. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. I just figured out how to make a wreath without a template. It is so much fun! I am going to demo it next Thursday at my advanced stamping club. I have been playing around with it and I can't wait to show it off! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. :-)
Comment: Just got back from annual @sisters road trip” sorry for taking so long ...loved your note and that envelope was just right! The atc was perfection .. the fan reminded me of my dads we did the same in Texas!! Thanks so much for a special swap and your mixed media is great!
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I am really glad that you like it. I am really trying to get the knack for doing mixed media. I have purchased a lot of TH stuff to help make it easier. Thanks for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Barb - Oh. My. Goodness. What an adorable ATC you made!! I can tell you put so much work into this and everything is my favorite! It's just beautiful. Thank you very much!! Tami
Response: I am so glad that you like it. I tried to get everything that you said that you liked. I am not the best at mixed media but I am trying. This is the first time that I actually tried to add just about everything that you said you liked. Thanks for the rating and heart! 😀 🤗
Comment: Such a clever use of polka dots in various forms and I always like book page pieces Thank you! Best extras sleeves and a nice note card and envelope .. thanks again
Response: I am glad you like it. I am still trying to get better at my mixed media and sometimes it is a hit and sometimes I feel that is a miss. Glad this was a hit! Thank you for the rating and the heart. Have a nice Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I love the colors you used, perfect for this lovely fall weather we're having in Michigan!
Response: Hi Colleen. Thank you for the nice compliments on the ATC that I sent you. I really went out of my comfort zone on this one. Mixed media is fairly new to me and this started out as a big fat mess! I splattered some distress ink on it and it made a huge difference! I have purchased a lot of TH products because that is mainly what I am going to swap. I am feeling more confident about it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! It means a lot to me. 🤗
Comment: I love that you stepped outside of the ol' comfort zone to watercolor on this ATC - it's lovely. Thank you so much for the extra sleeves and images, too. Funny story - I used to be on the design team for Stampotique (the company that makes those stamps) so of course I love those images! :)
Response: I don't remember what images that I sent to you but now I have to look up Stampotique. I have not heard of them...Thank you for the rating and the heart. It really means a lot to me, especially since I did this from my head! Funny story, I actually found a digital stamp that I have on my computer that looks very similar to the one I painted. Hmmm. 🤔 🤗
Comment: ABSOLUTELY love it! sunflowers are one of my favorites!!
Response: I am so glad you like it. I love sunflower too and I just love that napkin. My stamping club had a napkin exchange a couple of years ago and I have been using the same one for a long time. I think I am about out of that napkin. Hopefully, we will have another trade soon! Thank you for the rating and the heart. It means a lot to me! 🤗
Response: Really glad you like it. I have purchased a lot of TH stamps (the ones on the strips of four) so now I can do any month! Have a whole drawer of TH and the sets of the Crazy Things, cats, dogs and bird crazy as well. The only thing that I did not get were the die for the dogs. I use Tham all and love every one of them! Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pumpkin in a mason jar! The little leaf and the ribbon pull it together so nicely, and I love the gap tooth smile! Also, you hit my fave shade of green on the head - ALL THE GREEN! I don't have a fave shade, I just love green even the ugly cat-poo green colors. Thank you so much!!!
Response: Hi Jennifer. I am so glad that you like the pumpkin in the mason jar. I saw that you like green so I tried to send you different shades of extras. Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Loved the musical ATC you sent me Barb! I have the same TH tissue paper but have never used it on something as small as an ATC so I didn't even recognize it ! Your colors are great as well. Thanks for a great swap and for the extra goodies you sent!
Response: The tissue paper is a scrap that was sent to me. I have not seen it before. I have the Botanical Collage paper and the blank tissue wrap that I haven't even opened yet! Glad you like everything. Thanks for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Barb... I love, love, love the Pineapple ATC you created for the swap. You are truly an artist.. I could never had painted such a beautiful pineapple :-) Thank you for your note. I love to receive notes in my swaps! Thank you again! <3 :-) <3 :-) <3 :-)
Response: Hi Leslie. Thank you for the wonderful compliment. It means a lot to me! I like to send notes in my swaps. I think it is a nice touch. Thank you also for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: Thanks for your board of beautiful homemade greeting cards. That wasn't exactly what I was looking for but its ok. I was looking for pins of how to make greeting cards. Maybe my instructions were not clear.
Response: Sorry, I didn't get that ...Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: Great ATC...I love the way you used the modeling paste. I can't believe you made that feather with hot glue. It looks like an embellishment you would buy in the store. Thank you for joining my swap. I love it!
Response: Hi Janis. Thank you for the rating and the heart. It means a lot to me! I made the feather a long time ago and never had a chance to use it until I was doing this ATC. I was so happy that everything fit together so nicely. 🤗
Comment: Barb---I love your July ATC--isn't that splat technique fun and it makes a great background. In this case, it looks a lot like fireworks! Thanks for the little extras--I just found that washi tape at a store here called Tuesday Morning, an outlet for anything from home decor and outdoor decor and an aisle for craft supplies. Often, I can find Tim items for a really low price, so I go about once a month and spend as long as an hour carefully searching for items I like even if not Tim--lots of 7 Gypsies as well. I have lots of the large dies, most of which are from that store. I have of them all within a reasonable driving distance, including one not far from where I get my hair cut which is a bit far, but love the stylist (about 10-12 yr now)! So, I always try to check out that location since I'm nearly there anyway, right? ;-) Hope you're having a good week! Peggy
Response: Hi Peggy. I have done a couple of things with the splat technique. It is hard to find the old style inks with the sponge top but I got mine from Tuesday Morning! 😉 That is where I got my tape also. I go almost every week looking for TH and other stuff, spending about an hour also. I go over everything with a fine tooth comb! There are so many stampers, card makers and scrapbookers that I have to go often because everything will be sold out if I don't!! I can't use the large dies because I have a Cuttlebug, not a Big Shot. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: I hope you took a picture before you sent this, those are some awesome Zeus. Really enjoyed this card.
Response: Thanks Laurie. I am glad you like it. Actually, I did scan it. I am so glad that we got that whole Zen swap figured out. I guess I came out of it well because I got the tangled Barb. 😉 Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: I like your bike card very much. nice background technique too. Thank you for the A2 sleeves I re-use mine too:)
Response: I'm glad you like my bike card. I actually made the stamp myself. I used a die cut and cut it out of fun foam amd glued it onto a heavier fun foam. I have done that with quite a few of my dies. Lots of fun! Thanks for the nice rating and heart. 🤗
Comment: The wonderfulbcolors of this card really make it! Your choice of stamps was just magic.. I think that’s the feeling of this card .. very special! Thanks for also for the sand and surf papers and that big piece of teal paper!
Response: Thank you for the great rating, I really appreciate the heart. I am trying to collect them (LOL). I am glad that you like everything that I sent. 🤗
Comment: thanks for the cute ATC card with wings. Although the swap called for card and envie I am happy with the ATC you made special for me. It is really cute and I am going to make a magnet out of it for my fridge!! The Bee Happy theme is adorable. thanks....♥♥♥
Response: Hi Patti. I can't believe I did that! I have been doing ATCs and got totally mixed up!! Thank you so much for your understanding. It was very generous of you to give me the rating and a heart! Would you want me to send a card and envie? Just let me know. I promise to be more careful in the future. 🙄 😘
Comment: Love your atc, Barb, love anything with distress ink on it! Love how the colors blended together! Thank you for sending and thanks for the nice extras!
Response: I am glad that you like it (and the extras)! I really like the sentiment. It was from a stamp set that has a lot of Happy stamps and you put the different sentiments on it. Thank you for the rating and the heart! 🤗
Comment: I really enjoyed your board. I am a cat lover also. I don't know how but I am already following your board. I am going to go back and look through it again you had a lot of beautiful cat clip art.
Response: Thank you. As I said, I got carried away. It is so hard to stop with these boards! Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: Love Love this ATC-the cat-the saying-and of course the colors! Thanks for the extra teal and small print papers-just wonderful-thanks for sharing!
Response: I really happy that you like it. It was a fun one to make. It took me weeks to figure out what I wanted to use...I finally decided on the cat one and was so glad to see that you like cats! Thank you for the rating and the heart. 🤗
Comment: I love your St. Paddy's March ATC, Barbara, especially the way you made the background--it is beautiful! I must certainly get some of that paper; I've seen it, but not picked up any to try as I wanted to learn what to do with it before investing and not using it! Hope your Easter was a nice day. It was beautiful here and very much a spring finery day. My brothers in SD and WI were both in the mid 30's. I haven't heard from my son and fiance--they are in south-central WI, so were probably pretty chilly as well. Hope you had a most happy birthday! Thanks for a great swap, all the extra goodies as well!
Response: I am so glad that you liked the ATC and goodies. I love to send extras in hope to put a smile on the receiver's face. Had a nice Easter and birthday. Thank you for the rating and the Heart! 🤗
Comment: I loved the ATC, it fits right in to my collection. Thank you so much for it, I hope you get me as a partner again sometime. I loved the extras too, but the ATC could have stood on it's own. Many heart's to you......-)
Response: I have been having problems with my responses showing up. I am not sure if I sent you a PM thanking you for the rating so just in case I didn't, thank you for the rating and ♥️.
Comment: Hi Barb - love the TH ATC that you sent me! I've never tried any of the TH embossing powders but I love the gold one that you used, so Michael's, here I come! Really nice work - thank you! Laurie
Response: I am really glad that you like the ATC. Sometimes I forget all of the TH things that I have and I am always afraid that I won't be able to use 3 things. Then I go through my stuff and say to myself wow, you forgot about that thing! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Response: Same to you. LOL! I am constantly adding more snarky quotes to my board. I just love them. A lot of them remind me of my daughter. She is a snarky guru! LOL! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: I love this chilly cat! He/she certainly looks dazed by the cold that has never been experienced before! We did have a small amount of show that collected around the fence in our backyard and stayed there for 3 days! I love it as I'm a firm lover of winter, especially of snow! Even after 40 years here in Houston, I still miss fall's beauty and the bliss and quiet of soft snow falling in the dark! Blizzard conditions mean STAY HOME and be safe and snow is heavy to scoop away from sidewalks and driveways. But it is one the most beautiful parts of nature----for me, at least. Thanks for all of the little extras; I will certainly have uses for them. However, my rating is based on the ATC itself. I like the way the oxide inks worked to give a snowy sky background; I want to play with the colors you used to see if I can come close to what you did in one ATC swap I have coming up soon.Have a good weekend!
Response: Thank you Peggy. I am really glad that you like the ATC. It sure was fun making it. I use to like the snow and quietude that comes with it but I have been a Florida girl for about 40 years and the thought of having to deal with the snow after all of these years makes me cringe! LOL ðŸ˜œ I know that I don't have to send extras but I really do enjoy sending things to people that I think would enjoy them. Thank you for the rating and heart! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cat ATC and card! I miss She Scrapbooks! There are no scrapbooking or stamp stores anymore. :(
Response: Glad you like them. I know what you mean about stamp stores closing. I have ordered from She after they closed their store. She works a mile from me and just brought it down to me. Not sure if she still does mail order. Must check it out... Thank you for the rating and the heart! â¤ï¸ Much appreciated!
Comment: Hello Barbara, thank you so much for the cute snowman ATC (and the extras!). I love it! :D
Response: Hi. I am so glad that you like what I sent. The snowman ATC was one of my favorites. I really love the way it turned out and I am glad that you like it too! Thank you for the rating and the heart! â¤ï¸
Comment: Oh my goodness, I love this card. You made a perfect background for this card. I am putting this card out for a Halloween decoration now. Thank you for the goodies for me to use.
Response: Wow, I am really glad that you like it so much. I love all things Tim Holtz and I always have so much fun making these cards.Thank you for the rating and the Heart! Enjoy and Happy Halloween. ðŸ˜˜ ðŸŽƒ
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card you made, Barb! I love how you made the Christmas colors into fall. So pretty!! Thank you, too, for the fantastic extra papers you sent me. I can tell you read my profile! :-) This was a great swap to receive. Thank You!
Response: I am really glad that you like it. I always look at people's profile so that I can send them something that I think they would like. I enjoyed doing the Christmas colors for fall. Fun swap. Thank you for the rating and the â¤ï¸ it means a lot to me! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: great job on the ATC! love the way it turned out!
Response: Thanks. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this. I was pleased with the way it turned out too. It wasn't easy to keep the foil on the ATC! Thanks for the rating and the heart! ðŸ˜˜
Comment: Firstly Thankyou for welcoming me to Swapbot and making suggestions to navigate the site. So far I've found everyone really friendly. Being in a choir would be so much fun. Singing is good for the soul. I was briefly but that's another story.
Stay excited about life. It has lots to offer. I enjoyed reading your answers. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Thanks Barb for a great postcard. Did you paint the cat? It's amazing. I love that stamp too. I have it also and love it.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Yes, I painted it with watercolor. I made it look like my cat, Rusty. Really had a great time making the postcard. I saw that you liked birds and cats, hence the bird on his head. ðŸ˜€ Thank you for the rating and heart.! â™¥ï¸
Comment: Thanks for the very colorful "lovely" L ! -- and the extra goodies too! I don't have much experience w the 4" squares, but I think you've inspired me!ðŸ˜€
Response: I'm glad you liked the ATC and extras. The Zentangle tile is actually 3 Â½ " x 3 Â½ ". That is the size of the official Zentangle tiles. You should try and take a class with a local CZT. You will love it and learn so much! Just go to
zentangle.com and they list all of the CZTs. All you have to do is check for your state and then city...Good luck and let me know if you do it. Oh, thank you for the rating and the heart! ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Hi Barb! Thanks so much for the adorable cat ATC. Is that a Tim Holz stamp? He does a set of birds, too..right? As you can tell, I don't have either set... Not for lack of wanting! Lol. I love the expression on the cat's face.. "who, me,?"
I also adore the card you sent!! Did you make it? You are so talented!!! You said I can reuse it... I want to frame it! Thank you for being such a great partner â˜º
Response: Yes, It is a Tim Holtz stamp. In addition to the cats and birds, he also has dogs. I have them all and they are great fun to use! Glad you like the card, also. You are welcome to do whatever you want with the card. Thank you for the nice compliment and heart rating. It made my day! ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Hi Barbara :-) . . . Please forgive my late rating habit. I am affected by ADD distractions and Old-timers forgetfulness. I adore your twinchies! and really appreciate the effort to match my likes from my profile. I especially love the circle shaped one with the 8 sections and the lovely blue and green background. I like the pencils and the flower and the one with the heart attached. :-D I like ALL of them! You do very nice work and I love your creativity. Thanks for sending the extra bits too and for sending me such a great swap!
Response: Hi Gracie. I am so glad you like them. I try to take in to consideration the person's likes and dislikes when I am doing a swap, even if it is not required. It is just what I do. LOL! Thank you for the lovely compliments as well as the heart. Hope we can swap again soon.
Comment: Thanks for the swap. This was my first twinchies swap. The twinchies are cute & the. Zentang!e tile is great. My z ski!L's are not that good yet.
Response: This was my first one also. glad you like everything. I am a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher). You should find one in your area who can really teach you the method. It helps tremendously! Thank you for the rating and the heart. ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! I didn't have any of a tree in my collection so I was definitely happy to get yours, plus the extras! What an awesome little artwork! Love them both, thanks again. Sorry to hear about your mom too. Hugsx â¤â¤â¤â¤â¤
Response: I'm glad you like everything! It always makes me happy to make someone else happy! ðŸ˜ƒ Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love the cardinal and the nice tangles. Interesting that I lived many years in Ohio and now live in North Carolina and both states have the cardinal as their state bird. Thanks for the wee tangled square! Are you teaching zentangle at The Villages? See ya at the mail box.
Response: I'm really glad you liked what I sent. Yes, I do teach Zentangle here in the Villages. I love to teach. It is a lot of fun to see people do things that they never thought that they could do! Thanks for the heart. ðŸ™‚
Comment: You make the loveliest postcards! I love this little kitty. It is definitely a keeper. You can get me as a partner anytime LOL! Thanks!
Response: I am so glad that you like it. The lady at the post office wanted to keep it! ðŸ˜ƒ It is one of my old favorite stamps and I hadn't use it in a while. Glad I chose that one! Thanks for the heart...
Comment: Sweet Rusty - I hope you get everything you want for Catmas from Santa! It's too bad Felix doesn't know how to behave nicely! My own Shelby, Dodger, and Shadow all know how that feels, but they all do it to each other on occasion. Then other times, they are all curled up together asleep. You look very cozy next to Daddy, by the way! Merry Catmas, Rusty!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Yes, they both like to curl up on Daddy's lap. They will never be in the same space together unless Felix is going after Rusty. Hopefully, this too will pass! Merry Christmas! ðŸŽ„
Comment: I'm so sorry to hear your boys don't get along! I have that problem a bit myself but it has gotten better with time. Thanks for the e-mail. I really enjoyed it. Merry Catmas!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I hope my boy get better with time. It has not been quite a year that we have had them. They are really both quite sweet when they are alone with us. Merry Christmas. ðŸŽ„
Comment: So, so sorry this is late! Thank you so very much for the awesome Zentanglings ~ I love mine so much! I am going to the library Tuesday and I am going to leave it there! If I remember I will take a picture of it! Thanks again so much!!
Response: Not a problem. I am glad you like the Zentangles. The library is a great place to leave it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! yes i too, do want to start making more Christmas decorations! i have started last year, but this year have been too too busy with moving out! Thank you for sharing, i followed you and repined a bunch! xxx
Response: Glad you were able to re-pin some of the ideas. Hope you are able to make a few this year.
Comment: Hi Barbara I received your lovely yellow inchies card. Thanks so much for it and for the great Zentangling piece that you sent. I only wish that I could Zentangle as well as you. Hope we swap again sometime. Pat