Comment: Thank you so much! I love the blocks you sent! But, I don't love your postal person. I have never had a John Wayne stamp and they scribbled out his face with a magic marker, poor guy.
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely quilt squares. So colorful and cheery. I absolutely love to sew string quilt squares. A few years ago I made a complete quilt out of these, with a purple border between the squares. Always keep a bag of suitable pieces at hand. Thanks again.
Comment: Very cute atc! Love it! And the cool extras. What a wonderful swap. Thank you. And yes, i am back in southern Illinois and the heat index has been 115+ some days. I am sure you have had the same. Florida is so much cooler than here in the summer but i need to come back to see my doctors, do things to the house and see friends. I think we might be going back the first of September this time. Thank you again for a wonderful swap
Response: Glad you liked the ATC.... Also.... you just gave me my 1000th heart!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap. I love the magnet, washi and rub ons! All are awesome! I haven't completed my goal of 52 books yet and I sort of slowed down but I'm already so invested in it I'm not going to quit!
Comment: Oh Barb, thank you for such a lovely ATC...and for such a sweet note! Yes, I'm facing two big moves, almost back-to-back. Life changes, and so must we...and I have big plans for the rest of my life! I can't wait to start swapping again after the first move!
Comment: Hi Barb! I enjoyed your patriotic Red-White-Blue postcard! Thank you so much! It's been hot and humid here the past few days. I'm not a fan of that!! We're heading to Southern CA in August for 10 days. Looking forward to that!
Comment: Super fun pot holder!!! What do you use inside that makes it crinkle? And, thanks for the fun fat quarter too! PS, I'm making a pot holder for my swap partner too...I wonder how many of us are! LOL
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous!! I loved that the text you used shows a character named Nick speaking as that is my nick-name! The bonus items are much appreciated although you earned that heart on the beautiful work alone! Thank you so much! â¤ï¸ â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap-I am really loving to do masterboards-brings out the wild and crazy side of me! Like the one you sent me-all the textures-sparkle and birds! Thanks also for the wonderful goodies you sent with it-the paper is so unique each one and I love rubber stamps and don't have this set! Thanks for being a great partner-good to see you in my mailbox again,too!
Comment: Barb, you went over and above in this swap! I love all the batiks you sent and I look forward to creating something with them and I'll think of you when I do. Also thanks for the info about the chiropractor for dogs...I've had 2 doxies cross the rainbow bridge because of back issues.
Comment: I love the first batch and can't wait to get the second...so I am giving you your 5 and heart now, thank you dear for sending me both. You do beautiful work. I received the correct ones and they are great. Thank you Barb!
Comment: Thanks! Mine was If the shoe fits....buy 10 pair! LOL I live off Kodiak Island about 90 miles south of Katmai. You should come and see our Kodiak bears! They are huge!!!! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Super cute tag...thank you so much, Barb! Not only did I receive a darling tag for my collection, but the loveliest, most thoughtful package of sweet extras...you are a wonderful swap partner!
Comment: What a cute bunny walking in the rain in the garden, Barb! Thank you very much for the G-45 extras as well. I think they may rival or be equal to what Tim Holtz does.
Yeah, that broken hip has really presented a challenge and completely ruined Christmas. I never felt that we had Christmas. I was SO looking forward to hosting Christmas dinner for Les's (dear hubby) family, including our Nate and Marissa! They have so filled my heart with love for them and next year they will be going to Midland, Texas, for Christmas with mommy's family. I am just really frustrated and angry about yet another major surgery and extensive rehab. I just need a bit of respite from all of that.
But my art room helps me escape from all of that and gets me to sort of forget about the pain issues. This is a beautiful world and I want to enjoy it without fears of falling or hurting too much from just moving too much. God is in charge, so I am just trying to trust Him with all of this.
Thanks for the great swap!
Comment: Wow thank you sooooooo much for the extra goodie you sent me my package. It was a BIG suprise to me!!!!!! I love the way you did the ATC very creative, and put alot of thought into making it. So many techniques, and put together very well. Happy Swapping! Looking forward to more swaps with you.
Comment: This is like the nicest swap I've ever received! I mean, fabric, snips, mini CPs, fancy trim, and Royal Dark chocolate. I'm just in awe at what a special swapper you are and what happy mail this was. Thank you kindly! Here are some EXTRA hearts: â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡
Comment: Oh Joy, my first holiday gift has arrived!! Thanks ever so much! Sight unseen I just know it will be fabulous. It's now tucked away in a decorative box instead of a stocking, awaiting Christmas evening when I'm home from Mom's and the grandkids are gone so I can truly enjoy opening all my gifts.
Comment: I was thrilled with your choices of napkins for me and the pieces of vintage ephemera was extra special...thank you! BUT you didn't mention your favorite food :( Thanks for making this an extra fun swap!!
Response: So sorry!! I did forget to mention that! Favorite food? Hmmmm.... I love anything Italian with lots of sauce! I also love Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese....and anything CHOCOLATE!! Especially dark chocolate! :-))
Comment: ðŸŽðŸŽðŸŽâ¤ï¸ðŸŽ…ðŸŽ…ðŸŽ…Oh, Lordy. Girl, I got your package today. I promised myself when I signed up for this swap that I'd wait until Christmas Eve to open them. I am so dumb. Dumber than a box of hair. I can tell you that I'm tickled by your wrapping paper, ribbon and extra tag. They are all perfect! Can't wait to see what's inside but I guess I will.â˜¹ï¸ðŸ˜¢â˜¹ï¸ dumbdumbdumb me.ðŸŽ…ðŸŽ…ðŸŽ…â¤ï¸ðŸŽðŸŽðŸŽ
Comment: ðŸŽƒðŸŽƒðŸŽƒAbsolutely wonderful and the rain drops are great! Such a sweet set of ATCs. Thank you so very much for the yummy washi tapes, too!
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Comment: Barb, thanks for a GREAT envelope! I carefully opened it so I can use it in my journal. And the bookmark! Wow! Sorely needed since the book I'm reading has a Kleenex as place holder. I really enjoyed this swap!
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much Barb for the awesome treat pouches! I love that they are all different! Loved the candy!! And thank you "sew" much for the extras, fabulous fabric ~ Love it! Thanks again for everything!!
Comment: â™¥ Thank you for the perfect book mark for my latest read. The little leaf is so charming. Thanks too for the extras. I found the Mother's coupon interesting, love the napkin and will find uses all the other goodies. Thanks again.
Comment: Hi Barb! Thank you for the gorgeous fall envies you sent my way. What beautiful paper you chose! And of course the envelope you created is just as special--love the background (watercolor?) and all the lovely stampings. That big leaf stamp on the front is beautiful--you can see every little vein . . . really special. Thanks so much for creating something so nice for me.
Comment: Oh Barb, that atc is so great! The pix of the ladies look just like my dads mom and his sister n law(many years ago) my gram died in 1965 and my uncle divorced his wife in the early 70's. What a flash back! I love itðŸ˜€â¤ï¸â—ï¸Thanks for hosting this fun swap.
Comment: Your note cards are just gorgeous, I've not been able to find anything like them where I live. I just loved the washi tape too!
(PS- We've been in the low 100s this week, but at least it's a dry heat!)
Comment: I LOVED your envelope!!! It brightened my mail box right up! You are very talented. Thank you! Thank you, also, for the extras - coaster and bookmark and groovy paper! Thanks so much, Barb! I'm so happy you joined my swap! :)
Response: So happy you liked it! It was so fun to make and it took me right back to the 60's!!! :-))
Comment: I applogize that the rating is late I must not have clicked save, Thank you so much the book mark you made is very nice. FYI we went to Gatlinburg, for our vacation. Have you ever walked up to clingmans dome? I am an Elvis fan too,
Comment: I love my atc-the butterfly charm and the little touches of of bling, the soft colors look so summery. Great envie with stitched address label-a 1st for me. I will enjoy the tea and using the extras. Its coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon for me. Thanks for a great swap.
Comment: Thank you for the swap! What a great idea to send the ribbon as the flat item! I had a hard time figuring out what to send to my partner. Thank you for the extra goodies as well...especially the clear stamps!
Comment: â™¥ I am so glad you liked this swap. Thank you for all the lovely things. I cannot decide which set I like the most. I will be thinking of you every time I write my pen pals using this stationery set. Thanks again. P.S. Love the bookmark.
Comment: Barb, these envelopes are terrific--I think at least two of them are Graphic 45 papers--one of my favorites, next only to Tim Holtz and the other two are either his or in his style; either way--doesn't matter to me. I cannot afford his stuff all of the time!
I came into a windfall of his supplies from an acquaintance who took a TH class, went out and bought all kinds of his supplies and then never used them. She sold the whole huge stash for $35!!! Then she was sorting her Christmas things and found a "ton" of TH holiday supplies--that time I insisted on paying $45 and still it was a steal! So I am flush now with Tim supplies but ultimately I'll use them up and, besides that, the dang guy just keeps coming up with new items we all must try eventually---oh, well, yeah, I guess he'd lose his job if he didn't keep getting new ideas! OK--but he doesn't have to make them so expensive! LOL
Thanks for your patience in waiting for this rating---I wasn't voluntarily getting behind; life and my body (which I wish liked me better) went all wacky with RA and fibro. I wish they'd just go bother someone else, someone mean and vicious and deserving of constant pain--yeah, and while sleeping on prison beds,etc. with no pain meds to help them! That would be a good sentence for so many violent and horrible criminals. It will never happen because it were be considered cruel and inhumane treatment--for criminals but not for ordinary, regular, decent people! FROWNING OUT LOUD!
Anyway, enjoy your weekend and the few little bits of spring that are beginning to pop up in Kentucky. Here in Houston, spring is in full swing, to use an old cliche! We've trimmed what's to be trimmed now, including roses at Valentine's and my spirea bush is just about to burst out crazy with blooms! Les has cut other flowers back to just a few inches so we will get a new, thicker growth and more beautiful blossoms. Happy Spring--or at least a few hints that it's coming! I SO LOVE seeing crocus poking through a light layer of snow when I lived in the midwest.
Thanks for a spectacular swap!
Response: Thanks Peggy - glad you rec'd it! Don't you just love it when you run into fantastic deals like the Tim Holtz stuff!! Sounds like a deal I ran into last summer at a yard sale - a box of rubber stamps - mostly new for $10.00 !!! There were over 100 stamps in the box!! That was my deal of year! :-))
Comment: What a wonderful ATC you created! One of the best I have received in a long time - so many interesting layers and tiny details that add to a great composition; even an artistic back. Thanks, too, for the extras - the creative double pocket tag, the typewriter bag and nice note.
Comment: Just loved everything in the package. The material is awesome. Love, love, love the buttons and little folding scissors. I will enjoy the tea later today when I set about doing some crafting. Thank you.
Comment: Love it! I am always excited to get a package from you. I think this technique turned out beautiful. Thank you and thank you for hosting and the beautiful note card. Wonderful swap.
Comment: Thank you mz. Barbara! I apologize for rating late.... crazy busy at work! Thank you for the fun bits! I love those little label stickers! Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year! â™¡â™¡â™¡
Comment: Dearest Barb, thank you for such a great looking snowman, love the paint that you used for the snow & snowflakes & the charm. Thank you so much for my G45 paper, I love each one of it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my dear. Blessings to you & your family.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful BTC. I really enjoyed the swap too. It's the first time I got to make one. Thanks for the time and care you took. It really shows. I love the note cards and the pretty card and even the decorated envelope. Please forgive me for being late to rate you.
Comment: Love this swap and love this atc! So well done so clever! Just right ... Thanks so much... The extras are great! I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.... We are having freezing temps tonight... Last week we had heat on twice and ac on three times! One day temps went from 79 to 54 in one afternoon! Love this weather
Comment: I love the scarecrow and the pumpkins! Makes me miss the pumpkin patches and the many years I took Girl Scouts and my kids and the activities that went with Halloween,thanks for the cool leaves too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful package. The socks are wonderful and I can always use the fabric. Just found out today that we are going to have a new great grand baby. So I may need the PINK. Thanks again.
Comment: Thankfully I'm not in the mudslide area, but if the promised rains come for El Nino, then there may some mudslides from fire burned areas. Thank you for the postcard. I hope you take the chance to need a passport for future travels!
Comment: As always, thank you for an awesome calendar!!! I love Halloween and October is my birthday month! ;) I love the skull sticker and the candy corn cut out! And thank you so much for the extra goodies! I love Dracula's playlist!
Comment: Thank you Barb! LOVE the abundant black and white WASHI tape samples you sent! Your envie was tastefully adorned as well! Do you do something extra to make them stick better to go through the postal service?
Response: Glad you liked it....No - I don't do anything special to the tape - just send it on it's way and hope for the best!
Comment: Holy guacamole! I'm just sending mine out tomorrow! Thank you mz. Barbie for the great tickets! I'm hoping they weren't suppose to be all similar cause mine definitely aren't! Thank you for hosting & extra goodies! Looking forward to using them... Happy summer!
Response: No....they don't have to be similar! It's up to the creator.... :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the two pretty bookmarks! The ladybug ribbon is so cute and the green with white fabric reminds me of Pyrex, and I love pyrex! Thaks so much! Thanks also for the bw fabric squares! :)
Comment: YAY your envie arrived today! love the coin holder!!! very patriotic! perfect timing for independence day! Very cute handmade envies too, will definitely use them.Thanks so much! and so sorry you had to pay postage twice.
Comment: Hi Barb! Thanks for the fun pockets full of surprises, and I love all of the notes you included so I can take out and use things but still remember what you sent. My favorites of your favorites are the papers, tiny labels and printed tickets, the "love" tag (so pretty!), the eyechart stamp (so cool!) and the wonderful little bags. Thank you so much! â™¥
Comment: Love all the goodies you sent, Barb! Will use the gift bag for my sister's BD! The bookmark is going into the next book on my pile, "The Gypsy Pearl"! That is pretty paper! And love used stamps! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Barb! Love the pink flamingo/FL pc! So summery! Good for you on having your gardens planted - we are running behind here - yikes! Every time he thinks of planting now, it rains buckets - sigh! A late garden will be better than no garden - right? LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Omg! You have no idea how much im in love with this one! My hubby and I live the movie "hitch hikers guide to the Galaxy" and we constantly sing the opening song which is "Goodbye and thanks for all the fish" lol
Comment: omg-what a wonderful pocket letter!! You spoiled me with so many nice items-great spring colors-the pretty green butterfly, ribbon(love the pink and green especially, the washi tape-we can never get enough of that-it is so versatile.
Comment: Thank you Barb for the postcard showing the state of Kentucky in a horse's view. I love this postcard showing a group of horses standing behind a rock wall. Putting this postcard up on display in my apt.
Comment: Hi, Barb--thanks for the cute "Believe" ATC--I cannot wait to make mine and would have it completed and mailed were I not playing catch-up after my computer was hacked and credit card charged for a flight to Egypt!! See my profile for more info. I do like the quotation you used, and, with your permission will add it to my stash that I keep adding to in Word to have sayings and phrases ready and available at all times, even if I don't have a stamp that says what I need. THANKS very much for the Graphic 45 papers and tags,etc. I most certainly will be putting them to use quickly! Blessings!
Comment: Hi Barb! I love your daisy/dandelion creation! Thanks for being brave and drawing a flower--I put my brave art face on and did the same. Your sweet little "imperfection" made me smile. I ended up using watercolor pencils . . . how 'bout you? Your matching card and envelope are beautiful--isn't that Graphic 45 paper? I feel VERY special!
Comment: You really make really beautiful ATCS! I know how long this work takes. I appreciate the lovely flowere and springy colors. Love the envie too. That automatically tells me happy mail! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards! And also the extra washi tape. I like how you adhered it to a plastic card for sending - good idea! The birds here have also been hitting the feeders pretty hard. We got 8" of snow a week ago, but today it's warmed enough to melt it. I'm sad to see it go.
Response: Glad you liked the cards and the extras....Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks for the Kentucky flag postcard. I did not have it and it will add nicely to my collection.
I am a Red Hatter and wear purple and red hats. Love the combination.
Again, thanks and happy swapping, Linda
Comment: Thank you so much for the much appreciated mail art and goodies! Freezing here so wonderful to get loving mail. Mail art will go into Winter Blues Art Journal and will use goodies in my altered books.
Comment: Hello Barb . . . many thanks for the beautiful shabby Paris tag! All your embellishments look so pretty and I love the floppy seam binding ribbons. I like those MUCH better than "actual" ribbons. Thanks, also, for the neat extras--very pretty postcard of Kentucky at night! Wonderful package--such fun to open--thank you!
Comment: Barb....Thanks for the beautiful "cardinal" card :) I wish I could attract them to my feeders but I have tons of Bluejays and they seem to scare other birds away :( Your antique gift from your son sounds amazing and it sounds like you are itching to plant!! Stay warm and snow free!!...Charlene
Response: Charlene....I feed the birds ... I LOVE watching how they can liven up the yard with their wings fluttering and zipping in and out of the trees....I feed several types of seeds and I was having a problem with bluejays throwing the seeds out of the feeders looking for something they wanted.....WELL I found out that they LOVE shelled peanuts!! So I buy a bag of unsalted shelled peanuts at the Wildbird Store and thrown some in the feeders and a few on the ground and it solved my bluejay problem!! Thanks for the rating too!
Comment: Thanks for the paint chip bookmark (in a color I like, too) and the other goodies. I guess you can't say it's a "chip" cause some of them are kinda huge paint chips. LOL! I sent some bigger sizes, too.
Comment: What a prettily packed and most delightful swap! A true joy to receive and open! (We drove through Kentucky on our way south - pretty state you have there!) Thanks for making this such a great swap :-)
Comment: Yes! I did get it and it is awesome ~ love my envie so much! And WOW I love the card you made with the butterflies! Your very talented. Thank you so much again! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Comment: Hi Barb!
Many thanks to you for the lovely collaged card! I am so fond of Santa images because my hubby is a dead ringer for Santa ;+) I appreciate you taking time to create something special for me. . . happy holidays!
Comment: Barb, I love your stamp. How cute! Those beautiful papers from India are gorgeous! Thank you for a wonderful swap again. Always love your work and all the time you give to swap-bot. PatðŸ˜ðŸ˜
Comment: Amazing swap Barb...I love the wallet and I am so thrilled with the Punch Studio cards!! I can't wait to play with the crafting supplies! Thank you so much for such a beautifully thoughtful gift!
Comment: well m and a came today very very pretty alsoâ€¦.so now let's see IF you get to finish off my BANNER with the S I hope so I want to string them together and use as part of my decorationâ€¦. THANK YOU for these!!!! and the extrasâ€¦. and the cute cardâ€¦. this is incredibleâ€¦.. to have you paired with me for 4/5â€¦ let's see about # 5!!!
Comment: Received both envies todayâ€¦â€¦ and as always I LOVE how your made these beautiful ATC'sâ€¦ I am thinking of putting all of them together and making a Christmas bannerâ€¦.. and maybe they will all be from Y O Uâ€¦. that is just beyond AMAZINGâ€¦. Hope you aren't sick of sending to meâ€¦.. I love them ALLâ€¦.
Comment: Thanks so much for the Washi tape I have just found and fell in love with Washi so it was a perfect gift and thanks a ton for the swap cards I was just as excited seeing them as the gift as I don't have a computer so can't make them and have gotten similar things in swaps and wanted some to save my hands from the writing every swap because my worst gives me a fit at times so thanks so much for the swap it made my day !I know I was suppose to save the gift but I'm like a child and can't wait lol
Comment: Oh Barb, what an absolutely wonderful parcel of blue! All those little goodies for creating and not 1, but TWO Punch Studio cards! They are my absolutely FAVORITES!! Thank you so much for putting together such a thoughtful and fun package.
Comment: Thank you Barb! The envie is beautiful! I like the faces on all of the Jack O Lanterns! The surprises inside were also very special! I collect postage stamps and always love when I find a rubber stamp with faux postage stamps on it. Liked Dracula's Top Ten Favorite Songs, it made me laugh!
Comment: Thank you for the delightful handmade card and envelope and stickers in a theme I LOVE. :) I really enjoyed reading your letter. It's my favorite time of year to be out playing in the woods, absolutely! I hope you're enjoying the season as well! â™¥
Comment: Thank you for such beautiful and fun mail! I love all the orange you used! And the envie you sent it in was awesome! And thanks as well for the cool leaves and the washi tape samples! They will come in handy!!! I do love orange and I do love to travel! Italy was beautiful! Trevi Fountain in Rome was Amazing!
Comment: Thanks so much for the stocking stuffer! Can't wait for Christmas! Did you make the cute poinsetta decoration? Very cute! And by the way, you are the FIRST person to send me the comics page! Thanks sooooo much! Love it!
Comment: Hello Barb,
Thank you for the wonderful ATC you created for me for this swap. You did a beautiful job on the shoe, kids and woman. The addition of the silver and orange dots added to the picture. This ATC is a great start to my Fairy Tale house ATC Series. Thank you also for the ATC background papers you sent me along with the ATC. I wish I could give you more than one start as you did a GREAT JOB.
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous Fall ATC! With my birthday in October, it will be perfect to use on a scrapbook page about the wonderful memories! And thank you for the washi! I didn't have those. :)
Comment: Hi Barb, I really wish I could give you more hearts.....your package made me smile as soon as I pulled it out of the mail box. What a great envie, even the Charlton Heston stamp was great.....we own some property in St. Helen Michigan and that was were his child hood home was :)....and then the wonderful fall items, washi samples and embellishments., Thanks so much for a great swap.
Comment: Hi Barbara. Oh that Mr. Bates is one handsome guy. I really love the ATC you made. Thank you so much...and so quick. Re: books....no, I have never read any books by K. Morton but am going to check her out for sure. Thanks again :)
Comment: What fun! A great ATC-love the vintage couple and details! And THANK YOU for the wonderful recipes and vintage magazine pages-such a treat-thanks for making my mailbox and me happy today with your happy mail! Always good to swap with you!
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty puzzle! Love the bits and pieces you used like the words, the Victorian images, metallic stickers, etc etc. How very creative you were and I love this swap. I have not made the complete puzzle yet but I have altered pieces here and there, and I love this idea because you have a finished product to frame =) Thanks for all the extra goodies too; tea, atc backs, canvas bag, and the lovely notecard and handmade envies. Thanks for hosting too <3<3
Response: I'm glad that you liked it....there are so many ways to alter the puzzles - next time I think I will use paper to cover it! So stay tuned for the next one! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the recipe and the beautiful blank cards you sent. They're all quite lovely and have unique designs that I've not seen before. I also can't wait to try that chocolate chai. It's a little cool here today so I think this will be a good night to do so.
Comment: Barb ~ you did it! It's awesome and I love it!! Isn't that method the best? I love it cause when you use that method your strips can be any width (to change things up you can do a wide strip and then a skinny strip) and sewing them together they don't have to always be straight! You can do it so they look like V! Thank you so much!! XO Kelly :)
Comment: Thanks Barb! This swap was a great idea as we who play with paper know we ALWAYS have bits and pieces left from the last project LOL! Ii liked the extra playing card ATC with the papers and washi too :)
Comment: One of my wishes is to take that ride on a balloon... This atc was just right... Love the swap... Love your atc ..the ribbon, the quote and the stars... Everything about it... The tape is a very nice extra... Thanks again
Comment: This is such a great card! Thank you so much. I adore all the details and embellies, plus appreciate how you make it so thick and sturdy. I wish all my atc's arrived this way. Thanks so much too for the awesome washi tapes. Such a great envie of fun!!
Comment: I LOVE the Butterfly Mail Art Envie you sent me, it is really pretty!!! Butterflies are my favorite thing to craft with and I love that you used so many different styles and beautiful rich colors. The card inside and the ephemera pieces you sent are really cool, cant wait to use them! Thank you so much for some great Mail Art, Im gonna add it to my new Mail Art Journal. :)
Response: Thank you Sarah....I love doing mail art and my mail lady LOVES to see the mail coming and going at my house!! Thanks for the rating...:-)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal pages! Very nice!!! I'm not much of a journaler, but I hope these swaps will help make me a better one! Thank you as well for the journaling cards and the cute little note card! Very lovely mail today!!!
Comment: Barb ~ thank you so very much! Hearts are my most favorite thing and I collect them on a large board and your beautiful heart ATC is going right up there! I love it, thank you so much! XO Kelly:)
Comment: Barb--thanks for a very nice map ATC with a truck. I'm enjoying this map series-- one decision is made for me when I begin work on the card--background paper is a given!
I sure hope your hubby's second replacement of the same knee works--I am a little frightened now as my Dr. says it is thoroughly cemented in place. But I am never to get down on that knee at all. I'm not going to try just to see if he's right! ;-) I never thought about the new knee breaking apart of breaking loose. Take care and happy crafting--keep your creativity and imagination in HIGH gear! I love the extra papers; did you make the two with swirls and mixed colors? I will enjoy using them for ATCs, etc.
Comment: Great ATC! My roomie jamnj use to live in Chicago , we now live in florida and way south southern illinois ( most of Kentucky is north of us), so the map was a hoot. Also thank you for the great extras. I am anxious to use them on an ATC. I also loved the envelope and that great tape you used on the back of the card. Loved it!
Comment: I so much love this show and I so much love your ATC. Thank you so much. I am thrilled too that winter is over. My pool is dying to be swam in and it just might be this week. Yippee! Thank you for such a nice ATC. Love the kitchen and maid ringing images. So great!!
Comment: Thanks, I love the poem you sent! Autumn is *my* favorite time of year, and your Spring poem reminds me of one of my favorite Autumn quotes:
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
- George Eliot
Comment: Thank you Barb for a great Carson Card. I was a bit worried as the envelope had got damaged in the mail sorting machine. Luckily all in tact and Aus Post had put it all in another envelope to protect it.
Response: I'm glad that it made it! I always worry when I send something overseas! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: I love this historical postcard - thank you! :oP I guess the tank was the most efficient way to destroy the stills? It may be amusing to us now, but I'll bet those moonshiners weren't doing much giggling. ;o)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cardstock! And thank you for the terrific extras. I can tell you took the time to peruse my profile, and that is truly appreciated. The M.E. note card is adorable. I love everything. Again, thanks so much for making a swap so enjoyable! Sending sunshine and smiles your way, and praying for a Blessed Easter for y'all.
Comment: Barb, I adore the ATC...Queen Elizabeth was a beautiful young lady, and she is even a beautiful older lady! I love the way you represented her on this ATC...thank you so much for being a truly wonderful swap partner! I love the note card you included...can't wait to use it!
Comment: Hi! Love the postcard! I have never been to Pigeon Forge - another place to put on the bucket list! So ready for spring - Happy First Day - of course this weekend it is going to be cold! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: THANK YOU so very, very much for the beautiful charming charms and the cardinal PC. (I have to tell you that the PC gave me goosebumps and some tears!) Your fabric choices are absolutely wonderful. I will have to find a special project for these. You definitely sent me an envie of sunshine and warm fuzzies. Thank you again, I am fortunate to have you as a partner. Hugs to You, JudyB
Response: You are quite welcome....I got the feeling that cardinals have great meaning to you....They are a lovely bird. I have a feeder outside of my craft room window and I watch the birds up close...I especially enjoy the beauty of the cardinal...Have a wonderful day.....
Comment: Very nice springy postcard-love all the different butterflies and the overall vintage look. Has felt like spring the last two days-in the 50's! but sadly it's not going to last says the weatherman. Happy Swapping and soon Happy Spring!
Comment: Great card! Thank you! I hope it's warmed up since you sent it. We had one real storm this year and now it's sunny. We pay ridiculous taxes for our sunshine though, so it's a trade off. Besides soon everything will be nice and green for you! Hugs Dawny
Comment: Thank you so much for the really cute card.. reminds me of spring! I love the washi tape the bottom edge too.very cool vintage pc and you have a lovely collection of stickers! thank you for your kindness for the resend. 100 hearts!
Comment: Thanks Barb for the really cool postcard!!! It will be a great addition to my pc collection. We are definitely looking forward to Spring here as well in New York, but, sadly, it still feels like Winter. It is only 5 degrees right now...boo hoo! Oh well, it won't be long now. I loved hearing that your daffodils are sprouting up. They won't be sprouting up here until the very end of April, at the earliest. Now, don't you feel sorry for me? HA HAHAHA! Thanks again, Barb and Happy Swapping. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty ATC, Barb...I love everything about it! And I also want to thank you for using one of my ATCs as the swap graphic! When I saw the picture, I thought it was a lovely compliment. And the super extras...you are such a generous swap partner! XXX
Comment: I can't believe the detail you put into this house ATC. the dimensional snow and Christmas lights are amazing. Such great attention to detail right down to the wreath on the door. I love it and the extras.
Response: Why thank you very much! So glad that you liked it....I enjoyed making it!
Comment: Hi Barb! We live about 15 miles southwest of the city. I know this sounds bad, but I hate going downtown...especially during the winter! It's so pretty and a really great place, but I hate the traffic and the noise and the throngs of people! I am a country girl at heart!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and for the extras. One more to go! Well, actually two more as I missed out on the first cards. Glad to have found someone to trade with. Thank you so much for hosting this fun series.
Response: So glad you liked the series....I am thinking of new series type of ATC's for 2014....they seem to go over pretty good.... Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year....
Comment: Barb I love this tag.....Everything about it....I'm going to hang it on my tree...is to pretty not to be seen...Thanks for the xtra trees....and I love the little transparent snowman wrap...Hugs 'n â™¥â™¥â™¥'s
Response: Why thank you Kathie! Such kind words....have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New Year!
Comment: Thank you, Barb, for a beautiful postcard. All those beautiful postcards that I receive from american swap-botters, make me think about a trip to the United States. So far I have only been to New York for 4 days in 1995.
Comment: Wow, I lived in TN for many years, it's where I still call "home". I've never seen KY in such beautiful colors as those in the card. Stunning!!!!
Response: About every 3-4 years we have what I call a "show-stopper" of an autumn! This year the trees put on quite a show! Now we're surrounded by bare trees and muddy ground! Yuk!! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: WoW guess what was in my mailbox today a GREAT postcard with a beautiful sleigh scene and I love the snowflakes on the back and the sentimentsâ€¦.. I didn't remember receiving itâ€¦.as I said I always rate the day something comesâ€¦.Thank you so much for this great swap!!!
Comment: Thank you Barb for the oh so Cute Halloween ATC. Having the cute ghost on the back of the card was like getting two ATC's in one! Also thank for the little extras you sent along with your swap.
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC! Where in the world did you find sheet music for Halloween! I had a hard time opening the envelope you decorated! It is beautiful! I loved the mini envie, in Halloween paper, of course and the extra fun goodies! Great swap!!!!
Comment: Great to get something from you-and on COKE cards! Wonderful work on these cards-I keep forgetting that I could run my cards thru with embossing folders! And thanks for the wonderful little extras-like a little ATC kit of inspiration in one little envelope!
Comment: Thanks for the two beautiful ATCs. The color palette of the Greece travelogue is both unique and effective. It's a striking collage. The little bird card is sweet and springlike -- the use of the fibers for the nest is brilliantly subtle! I am very pleased to add both of these to my collection. <3<3<3<3<3 (Love the Highways postage stamp too!)
Response: You're welcome...so glad that you liked them!
Comment: This is a splendid Rolo, Barb--Obviously, you read my profile since you used the bird. Birds, butterflies, and flowers are three of my favorite things. Second only to small children, dogs, and cats. Thanks much for the little extras as well--they will be put to good use!
Comment: I love the embossing! I would not have thought to run the cards thru the embossing machine but I love it. ( may i steal that idea?) I really like how you put together the cards. The textures the colors and the extras all tie together so wonderfully. Thank You ! These are some of my favorites so far.
Response: You are very welcome! Glad you liked the embossing technique and of course you can "steal" that idea! Embossing gives it a completely different look doesn't it! Thank you for your kind words Betsy.....:-)
Comment: Thank you soooo much! I haven't been able to check my mail lately, and when I got your atc I just have to say I love it!!!!! It's sooo pretty and wonderfully put together!!!!!! Thank you again!
Comment: I dont know if you have been doing this idea with the whole series. BUT it is seriously cute and would love to get you again for another number. Very nice cards. Thanks so much. The star is just for the cards but also thank you for the extras.
Comment: thank you so much for all the great goodies for my stocking. i am not a good person that will wait :) i was a peeker as a kid and still am. ;) i love the little folded album. how neat..... and love the tags too. cute fabric and dotee... thanks so much
Response: Glad you liked everything....I will also "peek" before Christmas when mine arrives! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Comment: She's just beautiful, Barb! Very nicely made, and imaginative, and different from the usual red-green etc. I love her, and will keep her supplied with hot chocolate and sugar cookies, I promise! Thank you so much! (thanks for the lovely extras as well!)
Comment: What a beautiful vintage card. I have so few of these. I love the tiny vintage tags also. Where did you buy them? It would thrill me to buy more. Everything fit right into my profile and I thank you for that. Take care.
Response: Thanks for the rating! I'm going to pm you because I can't remember which tags I sent u!
Comment: Your inchies are great! I love the tiny puzzle pieces you used as embellishments! Very clever. Thank you for the packet of extras to inspire my creativity. I am grateful for your patience in waiting for this rating. I appreciate your artwork and your kindness. :-)
Response: So glad you liked the inchies....those little puzzle pieces work very well on inchies! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the cute little dotee! Miss Peaches Lynette is the sweetest!! ive never received a dotee with so much personality, the tag was a special touch, as were the awesome goodies! LOL thank u so much for the perfume, that will def. come in handy with the little man, it smells lovely! Im very happy you were my partner and hosted this fun swap! =]
Response: Well I'm soooooooo glad that you like Miss Peaches Lynette! She's a cutie isn't she! Got another "Dotee Doll - Sender's Choice" up if you want to join....would love to have you! Thanks for the rating and give the "lil guy" a hug for me! :)
Comment: thank you! excited to check out the napkin transfer video and love ove love the snowman!
Response: Glad you liked it! Snow will be here before we know it! The low tonight will be 42 degrees! It's been sooooo hot and I don't like hot....but I don't like cold either! Can you say "hard to please!" LOL.....have a great day!
Comment: What beautiful cards and extras you sent me. Great job on the glitter, not one speck fell off. Thank you, thank you. Thank you also for the oriental napkin and tutor site. I have a very hard time finding asian ephemera.
Response: Glad you liked the ATC's....I'm looking forward to making/receiving all 12 months! Have a great day!
Comment: Many hearts to you for the well coordinated swap items you sent me :-) I loved the atc of the vintage lady! Thanks for the charms and the handmade envies too. Sorry for the late rating........
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and all of the other things. I'm going to watch the paper napkin transfer video and make something with the napkin. I think lots of people do that here, but I've never done it. Thanks for the info and head start.
Response: Glad you liked it and I hope you try the transfer.....it's easy to do!
Comment: Really nice ATC, Barb, and you're as generous as you are creative. Thanks for the floral-themed crafting and scrapping goodies. As you noticed, I'm new to Swap-bot. The friendliness and generosity of the Swap-bot community has been so welcoming.
Comment: Thank you very much for the ATC. The butterfly napkin you included is beautiful. I am really enjoying all of the new techniques we are learning and will definately use the butterflies soon. The variety of postage stamps on the envie are great. Thank you again and happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks for the cool card! Nah, it's not any cooler here than where you are. :[ lol It has been raining quite a bit though, but sadly all the rain didn't cool it down (except for today. lol it finally decided to cool down after the rain today lol) Thanks again for the cool card! :]
Response: Glad you liked the pc....we got some much needed rain on Sunday but it's back in the 90's again this week....yuck!
Comment: Hi Barb! LOVE my botanical twinchies! They are really special. I also appreciate that beautiful napkin and the suggested tutorial. I will definitely check it out. Some printed napkins are truly beautiful. Thahk you for taking time to make such lovely twinchies and make my package so much fun to open,.
Response: You are welcome! Glad that you liked it.... :)
Comment: Awesome ATC. Really love the little puzzle pieces on it. Thanks for the napkins too, I did try the saran wrap once with limited success; still trying to figure how hot is hot enough for the iron. Thanks!
Response: Glad you liked the ATC....I use a pretty high setting on the iron and keep moving it back and forth for about 15 sec. I check to make sure that the saran wrap has melted in the corners and if not....I go across it again for a few more seconds. I've made quite a few and so far....no problems! I hope you try it again!
Comment: Great ATC. . . I really like the composition. Thanks so much, and thanks for the beautiful napkin - I'm starting to collect them and the one you sent is absolutely exquisite. . . and thanks for sending the youtube 'link' because I had been using just glue so am anxious to try the youtube technique. Thanks again for the great ATC ~~
Response: So glad you like the ATC....and you're gonna love the napkin transfer technique....they make great ATC backs also! :)
Response: You're welcome....that's what it was all about! I sent many things to you hoping that you would find something that you liked. On your profile page you might want to put a list of things that you like that people can choose from to make it easier for your swap partner. Have a good one....
Comment: i love the butterfly theme you used it is great and i am going to try something like it for my next one. thank you for the great atc. i can't wait to check out the paper napkin transfer. the one you sent is great. thank you, if there were more hearts they'ed be yours
Response: So glad you liked it! Have a great day......and thanks for your kind words......
Comment: Hunger games is great! I loved the movie, and *shamefully* I've only read 3/4 of the first book... but Ill finish them eventually. XD Im just slow sometimes. I'm... savoring them for as long as possible, right?? ANYWAYS, thanks for the red ATC. Its beautiful and sparkly, just the way I love 'em. :D and thanks so much for the extras, and the napkin tut. :D
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it! Yes....you've got to get busy on the books....the trilogy is fantastic!!
Comment: I had the apple cider tea (& chocolate! LOL!) as soon as I opened your letter. YUMMY! I do alot of fabric & yarn crafts so I've avoided scrapbooking as I don't need to be collecting anymore stuff. Its great that you get to join others scrapbooking. I miss quilting parties that my cousin had before she passed away.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the tea and chocolate.....true chocolate lovers know that chocolate goes with EVERYTHING!! :) Have a great day and thanks for the rating & heart...
Comment: Sorry for not answering. It got lost in the shuffle. I have not read The Hunger Games, but it's on my Kindle and I'm curious to find out what all the fuss is about! (Love your signature graphic!)
Response: I finished The Hunger Games....will read book 2 and am taking grandson to see the movie! Thanks for the rating/heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely matchbox! I just love it! Great job for it being your 1st! That's okay this one will only be my 2nd :D I use mine to make charms and magnets! I love what you did with the tea can as well, very cool!
I use my bottle caps to make charms and magnets!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked it! I'll be making more because I have to admit.....they are fun!
Comment: Thanks for the journal page - I really like it! It's so much fun to see all the different ideas and techniques that people come up with! Thanks for the extras too - I'm thinking I might have to get back into inchies because lately people have been sending me lots of blanks! Thanks for joining my swap!
Comment: I hope you felt like you were part of a belonging group in this belonging swap! Here is a guaranteed 5 and heart for your awesomeness. Thank you for joining my swap, and I hope to see you in the next round!
Response: I had a lot of fun with it!! I'll be in the next one for sure!
Comment: Ok, first off, this is my one and only week off and guess what?... rain in the forecast ALL week... through Sat. Ok, so I go out to get the mail in the rain, expecting saturated envelopes (because mine always IS when it rains), and just knowing that any swap-bot works of art will be ruined. I open the lid and, as I expect, it is all soaked. BUT, the cool thing is, there is a big ole business envelope in there with all these colorful polka dots done in markers that are water reactive... all that crappy junk mail was colored up like a watercolor festival ! I didn't even throw it away. I split open all the envies and laid them out on the counter to dry. I can use those babies!
THEN, I open your envie (very cool polka dots) and inside is a zip loc... totally protected goodies! I don't have a machine to cut or emboss with, so the extras are a hit... and how did you know I drink the extra bold?
You've unwittingly given me a bright spot in this gloomy day! I'm off to brew up this Italian Roast right now. Thank you very much!
Response: Well.....I'm sure glad that the polka-dots brightened your mail....I mean your day! :) Thanks!
Comment: Wow! You have a good thrift store! They even have great bags! Thank you very much for everything. Perfect. All of it. You really paid attention to my profile and picked great things. I would have bought all of this myself if I'd been there! I've already used an envelope and the memo pad! Really great. Thank you so much for being so thoughtful. :)
Response: So glad you liked the stuff from our local thrift store! I love going there each week to see what I can buy that I don't need!! :) Thanks for your kind words!
Comment: I'm sorry I didn't get you rated earlier! I must have skipped over this in my mad dash to rate all of my swaps! I absolutely loved this package, my friends and I delighted over the quotes. Quotes are one of my very favorite things in the world, and I really appreciate how well put together this zine was! Thank you!!!
Response: I understand the "mad dashes' :) I'm glad that you like the Zine...I had fun doing it!
Comment: Wow! Am I glad I joined this swap!! You are totally generous and thoughtful... Loved everything...-and the jar itself was so terrific how did you paint it the lid was great and those special coins ... Thank you.. One heart doesn't seem enough
Response: Thank you so much!! I'm glad you liked it! I used Tim Holtz (Adirondack) alcohol Ink on the jar.... :)