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petaluda rated for A.I - Circles on Apr 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanyou for the beautiful card I love it I appreciate all the eotras you sent me🌷
Response: So glad you liked it and thank you or swapping. <3
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Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Shellie for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚mind blowing ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous swap. Your hand drawn and decorated envelope It is just (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ Wow! Your hand drawn ATC looks like it came straight out of a children's illustration book! Your style has a vintage nursery rhyme feel to it. I like it! Your workmanship is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous! The blank note card is adorable and the big Kizuki sticker is very cool looking! This little Japanese envelope is to die for! Where on earth did you find this?! I love the way your note is on this awesome "textured" card. Very posh! Your entire swap is a true treasure and you are an unbelievable artist. You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: So glad you liked it and very impressed with your ALT Code skills! The gift envelope is Chinese for Lunar New Year. Kizuki is a ramen and izakaya restaurant that I hope to go to again soon. They do a small Japanese culture festival which is very fun. I always wanted to do art for a children's book. =^-^= Other than that, just drawing a lot.
mahlermail rated for MMA: ATC Sender's Choice- March on Apr 3, 2020
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Comment: Super fun ATCs and goodies - thanks for the great creativity!
Response: I had them for some time but just needed to find them the right home. Thank you for swapping and best to you!
suepier rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Mar 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Indiana.
Response: So glad you like it! <3 Best to you!
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Comment: Hi S - You are quite an awesome artist. Thank you so much for the smiling honu ATC - beautiful creature. Your booklets are wonderful too (loved Earth Day) and the ramen decal - how did you know ramen is my favorite? Thank you for brightening my mailbox with the bright yellow envelope ^+^
Response: Yay I am so glad you liked it! I saw that in your profile and I was SURE I had a yellow envelope with a card, so I scurried so fast to look for it. ^_^
Burger1girl rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #7 on Mar 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful swap. Thanks for the instructions on zines. The teas look wonderful as do the cookies(beautiful card) . Most of all the ATC!! I just feel in love with it. Looks just like my dog!!!my heart melted...
Response: Aw you have a hound dog? I hope it is a Basset, too! Ten Ren is a major brand, but you might not be aware of it if you do not have a local Chinatown or at least an international tea shop. You can find it online though. :3 So glad you liked the swap. <3 Thank you for swapping! Be safe and best wishes to you.
hibiscus rated for A.I - Time ATC on Mar 12, 2020
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Comment: Is there a way to add a few dozen more hearts?? This is one amazing atc ... excellent color work...not just not just the background, excellent fading, but the use on the glass edge ... love the sand and camel!! So clever...and the shading ... very nice...thank you also for that zine and the letter template and the “replicator” card and the gorgeous little envelope! I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed your thanksgiving day story! Love your work... truly...thanks for the burp!!!
Response: Aw, thanks so much! Once I realized you can paint watercolor over ballpoint pen, it opened up a new area of pen and ink effects for me. :3 It is fun!
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap Feb. on Mar 3, 2020
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Comment: Tysm for the very awesome HD/HP atcs. I absolutely love them!
Response: Be careful, the dragon bites. :o
BLUR rated for 2:2 Artistic Drawing ATCs for You on Dec 9, 2019
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Comment: Absolutely LOVE the ATCs! Especially YOSHI ♡♡ Thank you for a great swap!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap. :3
vlhafer54 rated for Fall MUG Rug on Nov 21, 2019
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Comment: I love the mug rug and the choice of fabrics is great, back & front. Thank you for the great zines, too!
Response: Yay, so glad you liked it. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the outstanding ATC. You have talent!! I love the red envelope and the little stencil too. Very nice swap!
Response: So glad you liked all of it!
squince rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Nov 14, 2019
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Comment: Loved the vintage card!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! <3
Luvslife3 rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Love the PC! thank you for the joy! I didn't know this about chrysanthemums!!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! <3
RAINDARGON rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap Nov. on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the fantastic dragon atc and extras.🐉
Response: So glad you like it! <3
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Comment: Oh my. What a special PC. Just stunning vintage -- REAL vintage. And you sent it in an envie. Very thoughtful. FAB swap -- thank you so much!
Response: So glad you like it <3 thank you for joining my swap.
Amyncognito rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: Love the seahorse card!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! =^-^=
justmesks rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap USA #2 on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! <3
suepier rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Nov 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Indiana Dunes N.P.
Response: You;re very welcome! There are many hiking trails there in addition to the beaches. Very lovely!
Coss rated for SITU Non-Touristy PC #2 on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Loved your postcard. Thanks so much. The fall colors are coming to their peak this week. Light are up, just not turned on. Come on down!
Response: I want to but school has me tied up! ;_; Send pictures if you go.
Amyncognito rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cool stained glass card (and matching stamps!) and apple stamp for my collection!
Response: We have a lot of Tiffany work just in the downtown area. It is so lovely in person! Thank you for joining my swap.
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Comment: Love the Chicago postcard! And that Apple $.33 stamp is so great. Hope you can visit SF one of these days! Micaela❤️😊
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! <3
BrendaB rated for TAG~ mystery supplies + yours on Oct 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous tag :D
Response: So glad that it got there safely! That is one of the most fragile things I have ever tried to mail in an envelope. <3
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Hand Drawn HALLOWEEN ATC Swap on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: I LOVE it!!! Mimikyu is the perfect Halloween pokemon. Too cute. Also love all the goodies(that $ is so cute) and a zine!!! I had never received one until yesterday and fell in love with them than got yours today I am so happy love it as well. Thanks again!
Response: Mimikyu wants to go Trick or Treat this year! The money is for burning at a Chinese fire festival so relatives can benefit. You can burn an imitation of something (like money) and it is still good. I guess the American Chinatown versions are a bit snarky or ironic. There are also sheets of rice paper with gold leaf on it for an upgrade or for the ancient ancestors, not sure of all the details except that it sends gold to the afterlife. Hopefully this means those in the afterlife do not have credit debt. :3
Larina rated for Inktober HDHP 2:2 ATC USA Swap on Oct 10, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the super cute bunnies!!! I love them! You are so talented! Thanks so much for the amazing stickers too! I must admit when I saw the stickers my jaw hit the floor! They're beautiful!
Response: The bunnies are Japanese brush pen. I like the Pentel one since it can be refilled; the Kuretake are disposable. The stickers are washi paper Japanese imports except for the Kizuki restaurant summer festival logo. :3
Ukucaitie rated for WIYM: Half Dozen PC Swap - USA on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the sea dragon postcard! so cool! :) Thanks for the great swap!
Response: They are in a specific, smaller tank at the aquarium and last time I was there, I noticed people walking past it. I stopped them and I was like "Have you SEEN THESE??" They were amazed. You have to look for them but one you spot one you can spot the rest. :3
donetta rated for USATC: Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 8, 2019
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Comment: Shellie, thank you so much for sending me such a wonderful swap! LOVE (I so admire your skills) the mixed media ATC; it's the perfect combination of gorgeous and cute (is that even a thing?). And the hefty little package of extras...I'm such a kid when it comes to extras!...thank you. I have so many plans for these.
Response: So glad you liked it all! Thank you for swapping. <3
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Comment: Thank you very much for your great drawing ! You have a lot of talent
Response: Thank you for trading! :3
stiffneck78 rated for SITU Non-Touristy PC Swap #1 on Oct 1, 2019
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Comment: Oh, this is a great postcard of Albert Einstein's sexy legs!!! Is this for real? Freaking hilarious and a wonderful addition to my collection. Thank you so much.
Response: Yes, it is a bit of an odd historical photo. Einy had a lot of side boo in his life and knew how to leverage celebrity quite well.
turtles27 rated for USATC: Cat with a Crown ATC Swap on Sep 26, 2019
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Comment: Such a cute ATC! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for trading! =^-^=
BLUR rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-September on Sep 24, 2019
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Comment: Oh my goodness!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the zines you sent and would give you 10 hearts if I could for all of the awesome stuff you packed in! I can't wait to show my kiddo and my students your work! WOW! So many nice things! I made a bit of a scene as I opened my package at my desk. So cool! Thank you! I needed that today :)
Response: So glad you liked them! Thank you for trading!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Shark Mail Art on Sep 20, 2019
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Comment: Yay!!! I love having you as a partner! Your shark painting just blew me away! Thanks too for the shark stamp and your "Shark Dreams" Mini Zine! I so hope you are feeling better every day. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you Sherry! I wanted to do more with a matching envelope but time was up. Get that next time! ;)
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Comment: I LOVE this ATC. It is awesome. great artwork.
Response: Thank you very much, and always remember not to bring any 'pets' back from space. :3
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Comment: Thanks, love the ATC
Response: Glad kitty got there safely. Thank you for swapping. =^-^=
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Comment: Shellie! Your drawing and painting is lovely! I adore it.
Response: Oh wow, that got there fast. :3 I am so glad you liked it! Thank you for swapping.
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Comment: I am so sorry for the delay in rating this swap. I love the collage papers that you sent. I am going to put several of them in my glue book. Thank you so much for all the fun goodies.
Response: This was a super fun swap. I tried to do a range based on your profile. Thanks for joining it! <3
jannieb rated for USATC: Tree of Life ATC on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for joining my swap & for the super special, absolutely wonderful art. You really made my day!!! Thanks for thinking of me & taking the time to make me something personal. All the best :)
Response: I had a lot of feels because of recent news. ;_; Def my tree go-to for this motif is Gustav Klimt... or something in that neighborhood. Thank you for hosting! <3
Created46 rated for AMA Sender's Choice-October on Nov 21, 2018
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Comment: I am not even sure when this arrived as I only found it in the paper stack my dearest asked me if I could sort for recycling and there it was. Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC.
Response: Please recycle, but not anything I made! :# Thank you for rating! <3
Emro rated for WIYM: Halloween ATC on Nov 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you very much for the scary cute Halloween cat! <3 Also thanks for the information about zines. Now I finally know what they are. haha.
Response: Zinea are for everyone. =^-^= Join the party.
jenidleman rated for EASU: Bookpage Heart ATC Swap on Oct 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and zines! Especially the duck story, so cute - and having lived in Chicago for a few years, I have very fond memories of Lincoln Park Zoo. (And not so much of winter!) :)
Response: We need winter to ice skate outside! :d Also, for running the oven for hours on end baking treats. :D
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Buddha ATC on Oct 21, 2018
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Comment: Hi Shellie - Thank you so much for the beautiful Buddha ATC. I love it!! I adore all of the special goodies that you sent. I have never seen such tiny Tarot Cards and the Owl feather is so amazing. I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Thank you for all of the hosting you do; it is very much appreciated! <3
colodad rated for EASU: Free Themed ATC Swap on Oct 20, 2018
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Comment: Great ATCs. I am impressed with both techniques you used. I want a laser cutter! The zines are great as well. Thank you for everything.
Response: I belong to a local hackerspace / makerspace and we have two laser cutters. See if a college, library or makerspace is near you with one open to the public to use (with the right training.) Also, they are good for etching rubber for stamps. O>O You buy a particular kind of rubber for laser cutting. I probably should not have told you that... :d
sharmison33 rated for A.I. Doodle It ATC on Oct 3, 2018
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Comment: Shellie your cards are amazing! You are super talented. I so wish you could have seen the boys cheering when I showed them the box tops. Thanks for making their Day and mine too!😁😁😁
Response: That's great! So glad I could help. :3
jenmcjen rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Zine on Sep 25, 2018
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Comment: Whoa. What a fun envelope to open! Also, I see just by these zines, I'll be checking out your profile after I send this, that we have a lot in common. Like that SJW is NOT a dirty word! Thank you so much for these fantastic zines! I showed the Chicago winter one to my daughter who's going to college in Chicago next year - she's like, yeah, that's so Minnesota, I 'm not worried. hehe! Thank you for the generous quantity of zines! Also, you're an incredible artist!
Response: Minnesota girl will be fine. The ones from Florida... Arizona... winter is a shock. O>O lololol
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Comment: Thank you for the bunny drawings! I was seeing lots around here too. I've never created a zine before. Thanks!
Response: Bunnies are adorbs. Thanks for swapping!
blanketfort rated for WIYM: Beginner Zine on Jul 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing zines! The 'twitter on fire'-zine inspired me, the 'poor'-zine really moved me, and the 'understanding pit bulls'-zine made me smile :)
Response: So glad you like them. I am trying to get more done before the end of the year. It helps to just lock myself away from the world and draw nonstop when I get a free day.
CurlyTea rated for EASU: Goat ATC Swap on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: I love this goat atc! Thank you so very much for the love and care that you put into this swap.
Response: Yay! Goats are happy, so they bring happiness to others. :3
piratecaptainmo rated for BMAG: sushi ATC on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATC!
Response: Thanks for hosting! :3
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Comment: Oh my stars!! I love the fabulous Llama ATC you drew. You are so talented & it is always a treat to receive an ATC from you. Thank you for the zine as well. I really enjoy them & this one is very useful. I might try my hand at it again. Thank you so much for being an awesome swap partner & for this fantastic swap :)
Response: You're welcome and thank you for rating.
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Comment: Terrific card and thanks for the zine as well. That is a whole new world to me. Wow, great stuff. BTW, envelope was slit completely open when I got it from the mailbox. Looks like I got everything but thought you should know.
Response: Talk to the manager at your post office. I get that around the holidays and I think it is temps looking for money or gift cards to steal. >:( Glad the items arrived though!
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Comment: Your story sounds very similar to mine, if you add bikers and Harleys into it! :-)
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Comment: The hand painted pumpkin card is beautiful!! Thanks for swapping!
kaypendragon rated for SUSA - 3 Butterfly ATCs on Oct 11, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful!
Response: Thank you. It's always nice when I can switch it up and do a mixed-media work. 🐛
peipeicl rated for Draw & Paint a Girl ATC on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: My goodness! You are an amazing artist! I absolutely love the hand drawn Merida atc you made <3 <3 <3 I'll really treasure this ATC! Good luck with grad school!
Response: Thank you so much. 💖 I like the movie a lot.
smadronia rated for ZZ ~ String 247 on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: What a fantastic ATC, thank you! Yes, I love fish, and this is perfect. Thanks for the goodies too!
Response: So glad you liked it 🌈
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Totally 80's Skinny on Sep 9, 2017
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Comment: Hi Shellie! Thanks for the awesome 1980's Skinny and all the extra goodies. I love the Walkman theme. I remember my first too! Thanks for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Yay for Walkman and self-inflicted hearing loss. O-o Haha!
Shellyr rated for EASU: Fibers on Sep 1, 2017
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Comment: I used to do counted cross stitch too but can't see well enough to do it any more. This is really a special ATC. Thanks for all the time you spent making this. It is truly lovely.
Response: Yay, I am so glad you like it. ☺
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Comment: Thank you for spoiling me with an amazing package of zines and cute mini book. Blown away by your mail, an afternoon zine reading ahead of me! What could be better :-)
Response: I feel so humble now. ^^' Thank you!
limetteandlove rated for AI: Abstract ATC on Aug 23, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card and matching extra! They're beautiful, and fit perfectly in one of my ATC pages :)
Response: I had fun with that set and the colors just kind of came together on their own. Funny when that happens. :D Thank you for trading!
WendyTVee rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Dogs on Aug 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing zines. I love each and everyone of them. Your drawings were clever, I don't love the subject matter and style. And your Bassett hound is really cool. Omg you gave me so many !! Your the best
Response: Definitely go to and support a zine fest if one is in your area, or maybe think of starting one like at the public library. ☺ Chicago has a vibrant zine community. Everyone can make them! ♥
Artstamper rated for AMA: Themed Zine-Dogs on Aug 19, 2017
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Comment: Can't thank you enough for all the zines!!! I get excited if someone sends 1 extra, this felt like it was Christmas or my birthday. I especially like that they are hand drawn. I do not draw that well and rely on rubber stamps and collage. Thank you ever so much.
Response: Definitely go to and support a zine fest if one is in your area, or maybe think of starting one like at the public library. ☺ Chicago has a vibrant zine community. Everyone can make them! ♥
Nimue rated for Sender's Choice HD/HP ATC - Round 5 on Aug 19, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sending the absolutely gorgeous okapi calf ATC! Love it! :D
Response: Okapi are lovely, so I was glad to find someone who likes them let alone knows what one is at all. :D
dancingDog rated for Lost in Space ATC on Aug 12, 2017
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Comment: These are wonderful - look like nebulas! Thank you!
Response: I ♥ nebulas. Thank you for trading.
Fabriqueen rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice Twinchies on Aug 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful twinchies and the inchies too! I love, love, love them! Hugs, Diane
Response: ♥ Yay! So glad they arrived safely. I had a ton of fun making them. ♥
bluehairedmary rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD on Aug 5, 2017
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Comment: Great postcard! Thanks!
Response: Thank you for swapping. ♪ ♫ ♪
turtles27 rated for WIYM: Beginner's Zine Swap on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the zines! I am new to them and was hesitant about signing up but am glad I did. Ten hearts to you!
Response: There is a local comic book artist and zine fest at my local library this weekend. If there is no zine fest fun at your library, maybe start an event! ☺
Gwillisinc rated for A.I. ATC - A Photo or Cut-Out on Aug 2, 2017
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Comment: Hello, Now that is a different card with the Gorillas! at first I thought it was a religious card with the gold around her head.
Response: The Art Institute renovated the Medieval European section and it is stuck in my brain! ^^'
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Comment: Thanks for the Jon Snow ATC to go with the Daenerys card you sent in the other swap! They are an awesome set! So cool! <3
Response: Yay! I wanted them to be a pair... but, not, like THAT because they're related and all. :d Hahahaha!!!
watercolorgirl rated for BMAG: senders choice ATC on Jul 29, 2017
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Comment: Oh my gosh. Your two ATC's are wonderful. You are a wonderful artist. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so glad you liked them & thank you for swapping. ♥
orneryswife rated for EASU: Can it! on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: What a beautiful job you did on this ATC. And I love your playful story, too. You are so talented! 😘
Response: (No lightning bugs were harmed in the making of this ATC.) :D
Pandd rated for EASU: It's About Time on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Very clever. A interesting way to look at time. Thank you for a beautiful atc. Pat💕💕
Response: So glad you liked it. :3 Thank you for swapping!
dancingDog rated for VS-Vintage Americana Skinny on Jul 21, 2017
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Comment: Very nice and the zines are wonderful - thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it, thank you for trading. ☺
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: ART POSTCARD - JULY 2017 on Jul 20, 2017
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Comment: Sweet! One of my fav paintings (and a great movie too!). Thank you!
Response: I have the movie on DVD but have not seen it! :d I need the bf to go away for a while because he's not going to be in for this one. Ha!
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Comment: Wow! The Daenerys Targaryen ("Stormborn") ATC that you made is gorgeous! You couldn't have chosen a better subject: thanks for reading my profile and making a thoughtful and wonderful ATC for me! I love it. <3
Response: Khaleesi won't be alone for much longer. . .
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Comment: What a great idea for a quick ATC. I love the traaced sketch that you shared, as well as the extra owl ATC. Thank you!
Response: I was pretty hung up on using this gray gel pen I bought at Kinokuniya, a Japanese book store and stationery shop. ☺ This shop has amazing pens from Japan!
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Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely package-I love everything! You are very talented. The necklace and amulet bag are beautiful and the etched tile pin so intricate. And I remember using floppy disks like that! So cool!
Response: Yay, I am so glad you liked everything. The Chinatown medallion is K'uan Shih Yin (Kannon / Kwanyin) the Buddhist saint / Goddess of Compassion!
samsstuff rated for A.I. Seasonal Tree - Autumn on Dec 5, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC & all the great zines!
Response: I think the Joyce Kilmer wrote we shall never see an ATC as lovely as a tree. :D
jillybird rated for EASU: "ART" ATC Swap on Nov 22, 2016
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Comment: I love it when I open a swap package and the art inside just takes my breath away like yours did! Thank you so much for the two gorgeous ATCs! I also enjoyed the zines very much and will share them with my students.
Response: Wow, I feel special. ^^' I'm glad you liked them! ♥
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Comment: I LOVE THE ATC!!! Oh my gosh I've never gotten a Shigure ATC its awesome and you used a betta stamp which is awesome too. Thank you so much
Response: Yay, I am glad you like it! ♥ I read all the books from my college library and Chicago Public Library, so I checked two out again for reference. ☺ ☺ ☺
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Comment: Thanks for the cute goose! I have three pet geese that get excited when the Canadians fly over! They used to try to take off after them, ending up gliding down the road... I think they were feeling the urge to travel. They are pretty defensive of the yard. I can well imagine a big fierce flock of them being effective guards!
Response: Are they trying to migrate or defend their turf? A history teacher told me the ancient Romans used geese to guard their treasury for hundreds of years, and it was robbed right away when they switched to dogs. :D
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Comment: Got my geisha. Thanks! :)
Response: OK that was the re-send. So sorry the original swap was lost. Thank you for being patient and thank you for swapping. ♥
ladydy5 rated for A.I. - ATC of Items on Sep 17, 2016
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Comment: Cool my sweet friend. Very antiquee!😍
Response: Thank you so much for all the hosting you do for the group! ♥
KarenLaneWV rated for A.I. - ATC of Items on Sep 15, 2016
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Comment: Nice ATC's! Love the owl. (I like Harry Potter, too! AND owls. I've done at least half a dozen block prints of owls over the years. Goats would be good at crime...they are escape artists and you could NOT keep them in jail! lol
Response: For the safety of the local county, and the sanity of your local sheriff's police, you need to keep those goats on the the straight and narrow! :D I'm glad you like the ATCs and thank you for swapping.
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate my hubby just gave me the mail :( that is very nice! I liked it.
Response: Thank you for joining the swap! ☺ ♥ ☺
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Comment: wow great job
Response: totes no problem :3
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Comment: Wow Shellie I am still reading!Thanks for the hand drawn ATC and the wonderful zine.Never was really sure what they were,now I know.Great work.
Response: There are many patterns and sizes of zines. I am mainly into making "mini zines". Larger ones are more like books or comic books. The point is they are self-published.
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Comment: Thank you! I always enjoy receiving your work!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! ☺
Arabella rated for SUSA - Mermaid ATC on Aug 1, 2016
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Comment: Thank you, Shellie, love the baby mermaid you made for me! Thank you for the extras, too! FYI you used a postcard stamp on your envelope!! No one at the post office noticed!!
Response: Ah, I did not know that design was a PC stamp because someone else sent it on an envelope and it did not get cancelled so I recycled it. ^^' I'm late to the party on any new designs for stamps because they are hard to get at my local post office. You go to the postal counter to buy stamps and are told there are none available, the staff is like where do you think you are? My post office is amazingly bad. Read the Yelp reviews for the Lawrence Avenue 60625 post office: it's pretty amusing for a catalog of human rage.
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Comment: OH my gosh!!! I can't believe I didn't rate!! O.O As you know, I absolutely loved my ATC and it is hanging up in all the protective cases you sent it in above my work desk <3 You are amazing!
Response: Take care of Loki for me. I played hockey with a guy named Thor last night (actual legal name) so we'll keep it our little secret. XD Baseball card holders are good for storing ATCs. I use the collector pages and 3 inch binders to store most of mine. ☺
Poftoffel rated for RCAS ~ Star Wars ~ HD/HP ~ INT #2 on Jul 12, 2016
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Comment: Ooooooh thank you so much for this envelope stuffed to the brim with awesomeness! First of all, I LOVE Ahsoka! She's gorgeous! And I laughed when I saw that The Scream was wearing headphones. Linocuts are so cool! And then I looked at the two postcards, starring my two favorite villains! You're so thoughtful! <3 And the zines....so cool! And the drawings are AWESOME, I love the lay-outs and everything...what an amazing way to tell a story. I've been to Chicago twice, in summer and spring and those visits are among my best memories ever...what a great city. I also stuff my envies to get the most of postage :D This envie was great! Thank you!!
Response: I read profiles and if I can put in some extras that are a good fit, they are in! ☺ So glad it got to you without bursting. I was really pushing it with the weight on that one. :D I often wring every penny out of a stamp.
vanneparis rated for EASU: Goddess ATC on Jul 11, 2016
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Comment: Hi Shellie!! I was super excited to see that you were my partner for the swap as I knew I would receive a spectacular piece of art. You are so amazing to not only create a beautiful Bast ATC; she is one of my favorites, but also make me the awesome Flamingos which are now my favorite ATCs of all times!!! You are a Rockstar. Thank you so very much!!
Response: Merci, mon ami! The swaps don't happen without people like you hosting them, and it's work some days. Thank you for everything you do. ☺ ♥ ☺
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Comment: Thank you - I always really look forward to getting a swap from you because it is always amazing. Those lovely bugs will be a treasured part of my collection.
Response: You are so welcome. I am so glad you like bugs! O__O I put a lot of time into them both. The chubby caterpillar stuffing his face might be my 'spirit animal.' :3 Basically my response to any 'all you can eat' buffet... :D
lou rated for WIYM: Make Someone's Day for 47c USA #3 on Jun 30, 2016
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Comment: Many thanks for the pretty envie you made and the fun innards, too!!
Response: Thanks, Lou! I will try to think up something more fun, less practical for next time. :3 I figured you mail a lot, they would be used. ♥
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Comment: Wow! You really did make my day! I've never heard of the Greek Lemon Soup, but my mom and I love Greek food, so I will definitely have to try that. The monster ATC's are perfect! "Monster Bedtime" is my favorite--his PJ's and the teddy bear, A+++++++ and I love that the necklace too! Thank you!
Response: Yay, glad it got to you in one piece. I was concerned about the envelope being strong enough to hold up with the stuffin' because I got carried away on that one. :D Let us all be grateful for the power of tape. ^^'
LizzyJo rated for A.I. - Postage Stamp People on Jun 27, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the nice Postage Stamp People ATC. And thanks for the awesome mail owl ATC---I love it!
Response: So glad you liked them. ☺ ☺ ☺
boriquaz rated for SUSA - Totally 80's ATC on Jun 24, 2016
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Comment: You did a really amazing job on this ATC, makes me wish I could draw. Love it, thanks.
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thank you for swapping.
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard! I love the quote from Andy Rooney :-)
Response: I miss Andy Rooney and that makes me legally old, right? ^^' I can only believe he inspired a generation of wiseacres behind him. :D
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Comment: Love it! How lucky to get you my friend! Many hearts. Xx
Response: If you stare at them and pretend real hard, you can hear the music! ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ Thank you for all that you do for hosting swaps and keep being awesome!
Jenicat rated for WIYM: 3:3 Funny Postcard USA on Jun 22, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the funny postcard and dog quotes!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap. ☺ ☺ ☺
toni rated for EASU: Vintage ATC - Lady wearing a Hat on Jun 21, 2016
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Comment: thank you for the two beautiful atcs!
Response: I'm glad they got there okay. I was stressing about the charms being chunky. ^^' My local post office uses wild bears to sort the mail... at least it seems that way.
Cabootique rated for RCAS ~ Pixar ~ HD/HP ~ INT on Jun 20, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the adorable Joy ATC! It made me smile right away when I saw it :D
Response: I got a little nuts with the confetti. :3 Glad you liked it!
AshbyDanielle rated for A.I. Seasonal Tree - Summer on Jun 17, 2016
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Comment: You do amazing work I love the atc... looks like something you see on a wall at a restaurant or somewhere else fancy!
Response: I was going for "happy tree" but will accept "fancy tree". :3 Shout out to Bob Ross totally intended. ;D
urocyonfox rated for RCAS ~ Anime ~ HD/HP ~ USA on Jun 16, 2016
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Comment: Insert fan girl screaming here Oh my gosh this is wonderful!! I love it so much thank you so much for it it is so great
Response: YAY! :3 I am so happy to know you like it. Thank you for swapping!
groundhogstamper rated for WIYM: Butterfly ATC on Jun 6, 2016
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Comment: Wonderful swap! Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC, inchies, zines and the great mail art envelope. I love the way you packaged everything...fun way to recycle junk mail. Wish I could give you many hearts.
Response: I use the junk mail, free ad postcards or food box material to buffer the art from any tears, dents and dings. The damage gets absorbed by the packaging and not the art. :3 Chicago mail sorting machines pound through hundreds of thousands of pieces a shift and they are brutal!
Dada rated for WIYM: 3-2-1 Swap on Jun 2, 2016
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Comment: Many thank you for your lovely set of 3-2-1 + extras! It came in a neat glowing envelope... ^^ The ATC is wonderful - nice work! The bookmark goes well for my reading. :)
Response: Yay, that was a fast delivery! I like using food boxes when I make book marks. That one has a photo of an ATC I made for a child who dances. ☺ I hope it made your mailman happy, too!
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Comment: Wow, what a great package! The cards are really well done, but my favorite was the mini-zine, "while you were dying". I got a little misty-eyed with that one. Thanks so much.
Response: Thank you so much and glad you liked the work. The zine was tough to make but it made me feel better. Time is short, ya know? My cousin Megan and I were pallbearers because even with her husband and my cousin Kelly's boyfriend, we can't come up with six men in my family!
Gwillisinc rated for EASU: Dog ATC on May 26, 2016
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Comment: Shellie, this is so thoughtful. 2 bostons sharing the "Boston Tea Party"! Love it
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I just had to do something with their little faces. :3 Bostons are so cute. I WAS going to have them decorate a cake... but that was dumb. Then it hit me: tea time!
dolphingirl rated for Profile Art on May 21, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the great doll. I love her she is just awesome! I can't wait til Halloween to give her a place of honor in my display!
Response: Oh good, the art doll arrived! If that one was lost or mangled in the mail, I would have cried for a month. I had sooo much fun making it. :3
purple24 rated for RCAS ~ Animals ~ HD/HP ~ USA on May 21, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC! I absolutely love it. :)
Response: Yay! Baby elephants with their momma are the best. :3 You can see the love.
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Comment: HOLY COW SHELLIE! You're an amazing artist! I love the goodies! They're all totally going in my collection. I haven't the postage to send my zines and stuff to you yet, but I will definitely do it soon. I can't tell you how much your mail made me smile. :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked the swap! :) Stay in touch and enjoy Chi town. Quimby's Bookstore is the local zinetopia if you have not been there.
Londoneve rated for A.I. - Twinchies on Jul 29, 2015
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Comment: Shellie, you are so talented!! Thanks so much for the great 'twinchies' - I love the way they turned out! (:
Response: So glad you like them and thanks for joining the swap! It's been a while since I've had a twinchie swap. ☺
Pandd rated for A.I. - Twinchies on Jul 29, 2015
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Comment: Loved, loved these twinchies! Thank you for a great swap and thank you for the info on how you created each one. I love learning new techniques. Pat💕💕
Response: So glad you like them and thanks for joining the swap! It's been a while since I've had a twinchie swap. ☺
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Comment: Wow! I just love your awesome "shark week" envelope ! Great job. This was really a nice swap. I absolutely LOVE the " hell Money" I do a lot of collage and have been wanting some. hearts to you.
Response: Happy Shark Week! Thank you for joining my swap. Many ♥ for Chinatown swag. ☺ ☺ ☺
ladyhawk rated for WIYM: YOU Pick the POSTCARD! on Jun 24, 2015
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Comment: Sorry for the late feedback, I'd misplaced the postcard. Thanks for the great postcard and at least I can congratulate you on the Blackhawks winning the Cup :)
Response: Zomg whole city is amped about the win, even people that don't watch hockey, lol! I don't stress about things coming slow because Chicago mail is a nightmare. Everyone can send on time, then it will be weeks late grinding through the system here. ^^' Thank you for swapping! ♥
Blanche rated for Studio Ghibli ATCs! on Jun 24, 2015
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Comment: What an amazing and creative ATC! I love it! And thank you for the zine, it's really cute and the recipes look yummy. ♥♥♥♥♥
Response: I always thought that No Face spirit and the coal dusts should hang out. ☺ ☺ ☺
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Comment: Your bee was STUNNING. thanks so much. It's been insane over here and like you I was beginning to think we'd NEVER see spring. I'm always thrilled to receive your beautiful work.
Response: Bees are our friends, but wasps are little jerks. :D
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Comment: Hi Shellie. Thank you for all the lovely zines, I really enjoyed them all. I am looking forward to trying a couple of the recipes, and my sons rottie is very like that pit bull =o) ps the snail stamp on the envie is wonderful.
Response: Yes, I love when huge dogs think they are Chihuahuas!! :D There are so many formats and page layout versions for zines. I mostly do minis but there are many kinds of zine.
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Comment: Awesum zines! And so professional looking too. You will be rcvin my first ever zine. Every single mistake has lovingly gone into this zine. lol. I wonder what WordPress is? Must look that up. Thank you for the extras too. Love the doggie one. Love it all! x
Response: Wordpress is the biggest, or at least one of the biggest, blogging platforms. You can get a free blog right on the spot. I do my layouts in Photoshop. You can check out GIMP for a free digital image program. ☺ ☺ ☺ The rest is on a photocopier with good toner.
donetta rated for 1/2 dozen inchies!! #1 on May 9, 2015
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Comment: Ah, Shellie...I can tell that you put your heart and soul into your artwork...even the artwork that is 1-inch square! I will treasure these gorgeous inchies...thank you so much!
Response: Yay I'm so glad you like them! @[email protected] I try to do as much hand process as possible.
bjmonroe rated for Watercolor ATC --- Bird on May 4, 2015
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Comment: Oh, I love Big Bird! He's an American icon, everyone loves him. What a great little piece of art. I am so lucky to have been your partner. Thank you so very much.
Response: Yayyyy!! I win, I win! :D lol So glad you like the aTC.
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Comment: Thanks for the sparkle and the smile it gave me.
Response: Glad you liked it. ☺ It took two layers and hopefully most of the glitter stayed on, muwauhahahaaaa. Post office sorting machines may be kind of festive right now... :D
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Comment: as usual, great swap from you. thank you for the extras and the nicely decorated envie
Response: Yay good to swap again, Wyrdfae! ☺ ☺ ☺
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Comment: LOVED the zines, Shellie. Being a Minnesotan, I could dedfinittely relate to Surviving Winter. Great stuff. Thanks.
Response: OH yeah, I call you guys area "Canada Unincorporated." :D Gotta have the snow boots! Thanks again for joining my swap.
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Comment: FANTASTIC. absolutely loved it. thank you so much. if you ever want to do a private zine swap please let me know.
Response: Yay, glad you likey. ☺ I will be bonkers until after this month with Chicago Zine Fest and ACen. I will try to connect again in June and please message me then if you want. ☺ ☺
georgiafae rated for EASU: Collage Master Board Swap on Apr 13, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the colorful and interesting atc-and an extra Happy swapping
Response: Pairs are more fun. ☺ Thank you for swapping!
marymary914 rated for EASU: Collage Master Board Swap on Apr 10, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful pair of ATCs!
Response: Glad you like them, thank you for trading. ☺
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Comment: I love people watching on public transportation. Who knew there were so many approaches to life?
Response: Free models ^^' at least on the old style trains. The NYC trains makes it too hard.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely art work...eleanor
Response: Love sending to you, thank you for hosting!
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Comment: I like that I can feel the paint. Thank you. I am sending you a PM.
Response: Sorry, it was not my top shelf work. I was driving out of state weekly for long shifts at the hospital to sit with my grandmother who went from a cancer diagnosis to death in six weeks. The whole family is a wreck, my mother and aunts were freaking out and the funeral was real hard. I have been crying a lot and barely got that postcard out the door. I wrote down your address and will make it up to you with a random surprise, something real nice, sometime in the next few months. ;_; I lost a lot of time since November just trying to cope so quality art time has not been happening at all. I'll make sure to send you a good mail art envelope.
Doiregirl rated for Profile Based Painted ATC on Dec 15, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, I love mermaids. Sorry for the late rating my husband was critically ill this past few weeks. Thank you very, very much for the zines. I have been looking at zines for a while but wasn't sure how to go about making them. Your zines are great, I love them!! I might give them a go now!!
Response: I hope your husband is better now! ♥ I understand how exhausting that level of care is for a loved one. Take good care of yourself.
Elliepatterson rated for WIYM-Send me a Snail Mail Hug on Nov 19, 2014
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Comment: hello & thank you for joining my swap. I enjoyed you being my partner as you included many different items in the envie. I felt hugged for sure. I so apologize for the delay in rating as I have been sick. I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving. blessings,
Response: Glad you liked it! Feel better soon. ♥
JessRoussos rated for atc with a black bird on Nov 10, 2014
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Comment: This one made it : ). I really like the owl.
Response: Thank you for being patient. ♥ I am glad I have overcome the Midwest Sorting Facility this time! ^^'
ladydy5 rated for Famous Artist - Matisse on Nov 10, 2014
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Comment: Funny but I did his portraits too. Love them, thank you girlfriend.
Response: Matisse was a "people person". You can just tell, he loved people. ☺ ♥ ☺ So glad you like the art.
dodothefairy rated for WIYM-Send me a Snail Mail Hug on Nov 10, 2014
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Comment: thank you very much, I love your beautiful owl ATC. I needed that hug, because today was a stressful one.
Response: Glad you liked the envelope. I find it helps a lot if you can hug a pup or a kitty. :)
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Comment: Love, love, loooove! Thanks for the set. They're great.
Response: I just let my imagination wander around for a while and it went to childhood storybook land, apparently., :) lol
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Comment: Oh Shellie! These ATC are wonderful! Thank you so much! I feel very special to receive your original art. Lots of ❤️ 🌺
Response: Yay! Thank you for joining my swap. ☺
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful malamute! He looks very much like my Sam who's been gone for a little over a year now. Thank you again...
Response: I got really into the pen work for the fur so I was going for uber-fluffy. ☺ Because they are so FLUFFY! Very glad you like it. ☺
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Comment: Just got home from Chicago Comic Con and the zines were here! I love them all, but Surviving Winter and Every Day is Earth Day made me laugh. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Haven't gone to ComiCon in years, at least since it was spelled like I just did. ^^ I guess I'm giving my $ to ACen these days. Have fallen behind current stuff on ComicCon and C2E2, just dumped Invincible by Kirkman so don't even carry a current title right now.
needlewings rated for BMAG: Gelli Printing Sampler on Aug 4, 2014
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Comment: Wow that's was fast! I was thru Chicago a week ago, I could me have stopped by :) Love your pieces to pieces! Thanks so much! My favorite colors too!
Response: Aw, I missed you! Thanks for swapping, this was a fun round. ☺
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful print and ATC! I love the colors of them!!! The extras are wonderful also!
Response: Thank you for hosting! I just did a bunch of book pages and bound them last night. Monoprinting acrylics is helping me recycle papers! ☺
penelopesamuel rated for Famous artist or Not - yours on Jul 24, 2014
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Comment: Hi, Shellie! Thank you so much for the awesome ATC and extras :) I have always liked The Scream and your parody is fabulous. I have just begun carving my own stamps, and it is a lot of fun. The tracing tool is great, and I already know I will use it all the time. I chuckled as I read your delightful zine -- I know quite a few pit bulls who think they are lap dogs ;) Thanks again for a great swap!!
Response: Awesome! Keep in touch and have a great time swapping. ☺ So glad you liked the stuffs.
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Comment: What a wonderful, wonderful card! I love that it's a linocut - one of my favorite things to receive (because I am not a print maker, and the few I've tried to do never looked that great, so I am in awe of your skill!) The owl linocut you sent me a while is front and center on my favorites page. You do such beautiful work - thank you!!
Response: There was a woodcut of that work, not just the painting, I found a copy [here](http://www.buergertum.com/images/Munch_Bilder/Munch_scream.gif) but used a postcard I have as a reference. :) So glad you liked it!
Gwillisinc rated for EASU: Mixed Media ATC w/ a Bird on Jul 22, 2014
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Comment: shellie this Owl is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing him with me!
Response: WOW fastest mail delivery ever! 8D Are your letter carriers drinking espresso? That is a record speed. So glad you like the owlie. ☺
Created46 rated for Hand made bookmark on Jul 10, 2014
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Comment: This is a beautiful book mark. I love the fibers, they are my favorite shade of blue. My kitty also things the fibers are fabulous and is currently pouting that I wont let him have a new plaything. Thank you
Response: Yay, glad the item got to you. ☺ Thank you for being patient.
Ky rated for JUNE: Zine-go-round 13 on Jul 8, 2014
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Comment: Great zines Shellie, I love them! Surviving winter is my favorite...because I live where there is no winter! :-) Thanks for sending them!
Response: Oh sure, rub it in! :D I was going stir crazy from being indoors, we had 3 days of -60 F and local TV was blowing up with warnings to stay indoors and not travel. I did a 24 hour drawing slam on that one. :D I had a lot of ideas.
Pandd rated for Nesting Doll ATC on Jun 26, 2014
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Comment: That was quick. Very nice. Love them. Beautiful work. The linocut is also beautiful. Thank you for sharing. It reminds me of the linocuts from the 1800s. Great swap. Thank you.
Response: So glad you liked everything! :3
camelsamba rated for MAY: Zine-go-round 12 on Jun 21, 2014
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Comment: Got the zines - always appreciate seeing your work! That recycling saga is a real tragicomedy - people don't want you putting stuff in their bins? What's that about??
Response: I need a social psychologist and a sociologist to figure it out! :D
Pandd rated for Load it Up! ATC on Jun 10, 2014
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Comment: I love the laser etching. Very nice ATC. Also thank you for the Chinese pages. Cool! Very nice work.
Response: I'm so glad you like it! I like to re-use my work where I can and the laser does let me make a sort of original item out of the drawings.
wittmert rated for A Postcard for You on Jun 10, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty Chicago postcard. My boyfriend has used White House to get postcards printed but not sure what their minimum is.
Response: Yay, thanks for the idea! ☺ I am looking at RedBubble also.
mejulia rated for A Postcard for You on Jun 9, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the great post card and note. Thank you, too, for joining the swap.
Response: You're very welcome! ☺
LeonieP rated for Masterboard Process ATC Swap on Jun 7, 2014
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Comment: Thanks so much for the fab ATCs. Love how you did them. Such a great concept as each one is a little bit unique. Great job!
Response: My secret is small pieces of paper. Many, many small pieces of paper! ☺ Uh, that's how I get rid of them from my scraps folder. :D
kimmibui rated for Make & Mail ZINES: May Edition on May 20, 2014
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Comment: Fantastic zines! thank you very much ! I absolutely love eveything you sent me :)
Response: Yay! I'm glad you liked it all. ☺ Thank you for joining my swap.
bbsporty rated for Masterboard Process ATC Swap on May 12, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atcs. Your masterboard came out great!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! ☺ It's a great process for using many small paper nibbles.
camelsamba rated for APR: Zine-go-round 11 on May 7, 2014
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Comment: I'm in awe of your contribution - this is going to be quite a challenge. Thanks also for the cute mini zine! (and the fancy card - i see myself using some of those butterflies...)
Response: Totally wanted you to have the butterflies. Spaced to be cut out, oh yeah! :D
ladydy5 rated for ATC Pen & Ink, Round 6 on May 7, 2014
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Comment: You are always amazing to our swaps in our group and to me. Thank you, really enjoyed the Pit Bull and all.
Response: Always trying to send an envelope of l♥ve, especially after you got ragged out on your own profile. Just increasing the happy in swapland. ☺
ladybegood rated for IOAS: Profile Based ATC on May 6, 2014
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Comment: Thank you, Shellie, for the fabulous Halloween ATC. I love swapping with you. Wish I could give you 10 hearts.
Response: I'll take ten ♥s but please keep the Smarties. Lamest candy EVAH! It's what old ladies and cheap people hand out on Halloween. :D
wyrdfae rated for Make & Mail ZINES: May Edition on May 6, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful zines! I so relate to the recycling zine. I used to take mine to a friends apt but she moved away.
Response: My family used to recycle, but a reporter proved the blue bags were just being thrown in the East Side landfill, so they quit. I hope these days stuff actually is being recycled. At least I'm trying to do my part!
tigermousecat rated for Sender's Choice ATCs - April on Apr 29, 2014
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Comment: I applaud your awesomeness! Love both the card and the envelope you sent it in. The little zine is fun as well. We here on the west coast survive winter with an umbrella and rubber boots. The folk out east point and laugh at us when our city gets shut down for 3 inches of snow. It takes a while for our 3 snowplows to get around you know.....
Response: Just get a few zambonis from Rogers Arena and modify them to vacuum up the snow. :D
mermaidery rated for EASU: Your Choice Art Swap on Apr 24, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome bat ATC!
Response: I feel he is staring at.... something. :D Have a batty day! ☺
jkatz rated for Sender's Choice ATCs - April on Apr 21, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for both of the nice ATCs!
Response: I'm glad you like them! ☺
ginny19590 rated for SUSA: puppy/dog ATC. on Apr 20, 2014
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Comment: Great ATC thank you......=)
Response: Sleeping dog = easy to draw! ☺ ☺ ☺
orode rated for MAR: Zine-go-round 10 on Apr 16, 2014
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Comment: Loved the addition to the zine. I'm ready to recycle... the irony of it all.
Response: Just don't recycle my zine. O-O That would make me sad! ;D
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Comment: Hi Shellie, You and my other partner were on the same page: "Every Day is Earth Day!" Your story made me laugh and shake my head! So funny that people would get possessive of recycling bins! Thanks for the extras too! You are a darling friend. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I don't have to make crazy stuff up. I have plenty of stories of my own. 6_9 Glad you got it okay!
Cirsium rated for APR: A Zine for Earth Day #2 on Apr 13, 2014
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Comment: Love it! Thank you!
Response: Yay! Thank you for trading!
heritagedecouleurs rated for ATC Pen & Ink, Round 5 on Apr 9, 2014
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Comment: love it and thx for the zine ...
Response: You'e welcome! I call it "art stalking" the innocent public. Try it some time, it is really fun.
donetta rated for ATC Made of Metal- April 2014 on Apr 8, 2014
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Comment: Oh, Shellie...WOW! I love your beautiful ATC made of metal...the texture is amazing! It's just so beautiful...thank you!
Response: Yay, you're welcome. ☺ I can't take too much credit for the background, it's a Fiskars plastic plate for texturing paper. It turns out these texture plates work good for thin metal. They come in a set and are by the scrapbooky stuffs in a crafts store. ☺
wyrdfae rated for Make & Mail ZINES: April Edition on Apr 7, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for sending extras!
Response: There is this indie bookstore in Chicago and more than half the items in there are zines. My brain nearly exploded. :3 I'm super motivated to draw, draw, draw!
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Comment: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! <3 <3 <3 Wonderful swap!!!!
Response: I read the profile. I READ IT!! :3 lol ♥
provadia rated for Make & Mail ZINES: April Edition on Apr 6, 2014
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Comment: Thanks so much Shellie, I love your zine (love Chicago, hah!) and your style of art rules:)
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. /blush 83
trollop rated for ATC with a key on Apr 4, 2014
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Comment: Fabulous! And I love the extra lino block print! thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it. ☺ I liked the way the elements matched the key.
tonewadventures rated for HD/HP Angels ATCs on Mar 28, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the exquisite ATC. Your art is incredible and i loved you interpretation of the theme. Thanks for the zine, it is my first. I have been thinking of making my own and now that have an inspiration in front of me, i definitely will!
Response: I'm glad you liked the art! ☺ Let me know if you want to swap more things. I hope to see a zine you made. They might be enjoyable for the children you teach also. I sent extras to share.
taidgh rated for Make & Mail ZINES: March Edition on Mar 27, 2014
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Comment: I hope you survived winter and you are getting some sun by now. Loved the zines you sent. I loved your illustrations and humour too. Hope you are happy with my rating.
Response: Super! Thank you for joining my swap!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. Sounds like you had fun. I thought that it would be fun to make paper. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: Paper is messy good fun! It is nice to recycle paper. Make a wood frame or use two picture frames around these low cost papermaking screens and you are in business: http://www.dickblick.com/products/papermaking-screen/
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Comment: thank you so very much for the super neat postcard! i love it! ♥
Response: I bought it from the artist at Chicago Zine Fest 2014! ♥ I love being able to hand a creator money on the spot. ☺ Uh, when it is something I can afford. ;D
lv2paint rated for Sender's Choice ATCs - March on Mar 24, 2014
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Comment: Beautiful finches...thanks so much!
Response: You always paint everything so nice and host a lot so I wanted you to get something really nice. ♥ ♥ Thank you for everything!
Miaangel rated for 1POSH Sender's Choice ATCs - March on Mar 22, 2014
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Comment: Thank you the Angel fish was awesome. The tool is so cool. I always try and do freehand but the tracing tool will make life a lot easier.
Response: I ♥ Ze Frank. That was where Ze Frank, a laser cutter and spray paint all came together! Please enjoy the short video "True Facts: The Anglerfish" here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-BbpaNXbxg
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Comment: hi artg 33…, i love your mermaid. she can sleep for a long time, in my album. thank you. michele 🌴
Response: That one came out really cute. ☺ I'm so glad you like it!
georgiafae rated for Raptors on Mar 20, 2014
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Comment: Very nice owl on the envelope and the atc! Are you a part of the etchers society? Very nice little zine you created to explain the whole process of atc cards to someone in any country can look at the pictures and understand. Thanks for that and the great OWL! Great swap!
Response: There are a lot of printmaking groups in Chicago. ☺ I hope to join Spudnik Press some time soon because I can afford to print there. I totally miss etching and the 100 hours it takes to make a few dozen items. :D Although who does not love intaglio ink? ♥
tazangelbabydes rated for SUSA--Senders Choice ATC? on Mar 13, 2014
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Comment: awesome drawing, wish i could draw just a little lol. thanks so much!
Response: I gave a link on your profile, check it out! It is a very popular article. ☺ You just need to get started.
doodlebugdezines rated for HD/HP: Heart on a Wing ATC on Mar 10, 2014
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Comment: The best ATC card I've ever received. You captured David's essence as an angel ~~ perfectly! Thank you bunches and bunches!!
Response: Oh good! I was hoping it would be received well. ♥ I wanted it to be loving and happy. ♥ Thank you for swapping!
isabelchun rated for Make & Mail ZINES: March Edition on Mar 10, 2014
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Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! I am hosting round two on WIYM now. ☺
soyprincesa2 rated for MAR A Serial Mini-zine #6 on Mar 8, 2014
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Comment: Always great zines. Love them. Thanks
Response: So glad you like them! I need to continue that series.
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome zine, what talent!
Response: I'm super proud of how that one came out! :D I did a 24 drawing slam when the temps hit -30 F and there was an emergency warning on all media to not go outside unless you had to do so. The whole city was mostly shut down for 3 days. :p
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Comment: WOW!! I AM CRAZY for the killer whale ATC you sent. It is so awesome. Thank you so much for thinking of me & making me such a wonderful ATC. Take care!! :)
Response: Awesome! I just think he is saying "I wuv you!" :D It is hard to paint a whale is is mostly black and black and shades of BLACK. :D
scrappermama rated for FEB: Zine-go-round 9 on Mar 6, 2014
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Comment: Got them! Pretty cool ideas for zines! Lovin me some mail aRt & folk tales. Thanks for the extra... Chicago is WAY too cold for me!
Response: Chicago is way too cold for me, too! ☺ We've been buried neck deep in snow all winter. Thank you for taking on the extra. ♥
kathiec rated for ATC Pen & Ink, Round 4 on Mar 6, 2014
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Comment: Wonderful....I admired him on the swap page--and now he is mine..Thanks..Hugs 'n ♥♥♥'s
Response: Awesome! So sorry for the spoiler, I must have jumped the gun on getting that one online! :3 I've mostly laid off of Flickr since I detest the messy redesign.
wyrdfae rated for MAR A Serial Mini-zine #6 on Mar 4, 2014
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Comment: It's always wonderful to swap with you. Thank you for the zines.
Response: Yay! ♥ So glad you liked it!
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Comment: Oh what a treat I received from you! I love the owl - so pretty! And zine - I love it! First - the actual artwork is great, but the message is even better. Heh - a neighborhood watch to watch the KKK "neighborhood" watch. Thank you so much for a great swap!
Response: Cool cool. ☺ So glad you liked them. :3
DCSAPART rated for 1POSH~February Sender's Choice ATCs on Feb 24, 2014
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Comment: Shellie, so cool! Thank you for the great ATC and I love your Surviving winter! Great drawings thank you so much, sorry if I'm rubbing it in but we were at 68 degrees today, such a mild winter here in Northern CA!
Response: Oh, it's going to snow more this week! >.< We've been prisoners of the indoors. :p
StarMouse rated for Museum Postcard-USA on Feb 21, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the card. It's interesting. It only arrived today. With weather chaos, the Post Office is probably struggling the way we all are. Thanks for swapping! ;-)
Response: I'm always glad when mail gets there at all! ☺ Russia has been my winner for slow delivery [53 days] and one total loss the last two months. Thanks, Russian mail! :d
Ky rated for Little House ATC on Feb 7, 2014
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Comment: Cute house AT! Thanks for the extra ATC and Zine, I liked them! Oh...also I forgot to mention the MOST adorable puppy card ever! Thanks! :-)
Response: I'm so glad you like them! ♥ Sorry, did not have any baby Boxers, though! :D
Rabbitfreedom rated for WIYM: Happy Mail USA #15 on Feb 3, 2014
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Comment: Happy Mail indeed! You immediately got a heart when I opened the envelope and there was Henry Rollins staring right at me!! Loved the ATCs too! Thanks ever so much!
Response: Totally could not afford that show, and walking distance from my apartment, too! Old Town, too many yuppy puppies with deep pockets around me. :p I compensated by taking all the ad cards after the show date. :D
christy102194 rated for WIYM: Happy Mail USA #15 on Jan 29, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely inchies, cool bat ATC, and the laser tool-going to implement that! Nice comic by the way ^^
Response: He is a very smug bat. "Ha ha, I'm a flying mammal." I had a lot of ideas from your profile so you got loaded up on the good stuff! ^.^ Happy swapping!!
soyprincesa2 rated for JAN: Zine-go-round 8 on Jan 27, 2014
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Comment: Got it! This is going to be fun. Thanks.
Response: Thank you! I always breathe easier when I know the mail did not lose something! ☺
Allegrae rated for ~Swap Me 2 ATCs~WIYM? on Jan 27, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic package of ATCs--including all of the generous extras! I adore especially the Miles Davis jazz-themed card. Best package of the year!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad I could add to your collection. ;D It's a dangerous addiction!
Lady rated for Book Page Art - ATC on Jan 20, 2014
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Comment: Wow! Thank you. It's been a long re since we've been partners.
Response: I can always side swap private. ☺ I ♥ doing ATCs. I'm working to get some built up to trade. ☺ Thank you for swapping.
HoneyBadger rated for Book Page Art - ATC on Jan 19, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC that you made for this swap, but I have to admit that the VW bug print is absolutely FAB and got my immediate attention. I drove bugs for years until I married a Volvo guy, but it still took me another 15 years to finally let my last one go. Soft spot for them, for sure. I have already used that handy plex template you included. Makes it really easy to find the perfect composition for ATCs, and postion art on them. I thank you!
Response: That VW is parked near my apartment all summer long, looking all happy. It's in perfect shape. I'm so glad you like the ATCs! ☺ I can trade for more laser cut acrylic if you or someone else likes them.
JenRed rated for Twinchies for the New Year on Jan 12, 2014
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Comment: Wow! You did a great job drawing the horses! Thank you!
Response: I copied Chinese paintings with a brush pen for Chinese horse art! They are very boldly rendered in the originals. Gong hay fat choy!
piratecaptainmo rated for ATC with a tree on Jan 7, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the two beautiful ATCs! They're wonderful additions to my collection!!
Response: Yay! Thank you for hosting. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺
Aumonae rated for Winter ATC on Jan 1, 2014
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Comment: All I can say is WOW! That and I wish I could give you a lot more than 1 heart! The ATC is awesome, and the 2 angels are amazing... thank you so very much :)
Response: I guess I sent two book pages and a Wowl!O>O I'm so glad they arrived safe. I hope the edges and corners are fine. I tried to mummy wrap them with plastic and board as best as I could.
lcool5476 rated for WIYM: Tea, Note & Surprise #1 on Dec 29, 2013
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Comment: thank you and I would love to do a personal swap
Response: Awesome! So glad you liked everything. I will send you a message. ☺ ☺ ☺
littlepinkflamingo4 rated for 3:3 Linocut ATC on Dec 26, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the great card Shellie, I love it. I have 2 of it now as we joined the same sisters swap. I'd love to do private swaps with you if you are interested. Cheers Helen
Response: Fantastic! I'm so glad you like it and will get back to you on more swaps. ☺
suzanne33 rated for 3:3 Linocut ATC on Dec 25, 2013
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Comment: V Dubb came motoring in today. Thanks so much. Another great print gor my collection.
Response: Yay! I see [and envy] that nice old car all summer long.
SabrinaDeeBerry rated for SS: Clouds Photo on Dec 18, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for lovely cloud photos. Happy swapping! (。◕‿‿◕。)
Response: The best storms and tornados can offer! ☺ ☺ ☺
sunshinesuperman rated for Zentangle ATC on Dec 7, 2013
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Comment: WOW! I love it! What a beautiful card for my collection. They cicada are thick here and we always enjoy their music in the evenings. Hope your Holidays are filled with friends and family. Hugs, Mona
Response: Our cicadas are frozen now but they put up a good rally through September! ☺
KatarinaNavane rated for 3:3 Linocut ATC on Dec 7, 2013
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for swapping!
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Comment: That's some cheeky lunchbox ^0^ totally loved this swap! And your zine is awesome, just the stuff I like ^0^ Thank you so much ^^
Response: I was FEELING the 1980s, yay! ☺ ☺ ☺
angelgram rated for WIYM ~ ATC w/a PENNY! on Dec 3, 2013
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Comment: I really like this ATC with it's collage style and fall colors. Interesting paper on both sides. Great packaging and thanks for the note.
Response: Yay, I'm so glad you liked it! ☺ ♥ ☺
user6937 rated for ATC: Handdrawn Bird on Nov 23, 2013
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Comment: Nice, I like finches - what kind are they?
Response: Sorry, I don't know. :( There is no sign or anything near their aviary. There were two doves, a canary and different finches all mixed together. They are in a nursing care hospital. Probably the kind of finches you can buy at a pet store.
WendyTVee rated for HD/HP Sender's Choice 11/19 on Nov 22, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Yoda ..I love love loved it. Your zine was also great. Thank you so much for them both
Response: Yay! ☺ ☺ ☺ I kept worrying I could have done better. I'm not too good at fan art stuff. ☺
willowh rated for ATC with a heart on Nov 21, 2013
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Comment: I ❤love❤ the ATC you made... Such a cool perspective! :) and thank you for sharing the little zine! I'm a fan :) :) :)
Response: I was in a cartoony mood! ☺ I was attached to that one. Going to play with more mixed media soon. These darker theme ones were from the same sitting: http://artg33k74.deviantart.com/art/ATC-Dark-Hearts-408470559
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Comment: thank you for the decorated Envie, nice card and super ATC and the acrylic window, that will come in handy
Response: I'm so glad you like it!! ^.^
soyprincesa2 rated for NOV: Zine-go-round 7 on Nov 20, 2013
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Comment: Thanks! I am thinking about which thing to do. It will be fun. Thanks for the extra zines. I now have all your Chicagoland zines. Thanks.
Response: Oh good! ☺ I was hoping it would shake out like that. I need to write more zines! ☺
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Comment: Very beautiful ATC! :-D Thank you
Response: Droopy dogs rock my world.
jburb rated for Random PC #11 on Nov 12, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard. The knight is so nifty looking! I will definitely check out that book.
Response: I am a major bookworm. :D
kirkproductions rated for VW ATC Linocut for John! on Nov 9, 2013
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Comment: Love your linocut! Such close detail. I don't know how you pulled it off. Love the extras, too. :)
Response: Yay, good to see you back. Stay in the loop and trade, trade, trade!☺
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Comment: Thank you so much for beautiful done ATC ...I loved it.. The many shades of blue were blended so well.
Response: You're welcome! Try watercolor pencils if you never tried them before. They let you cheat a lot. ;D You can layer many shades before you even get it wet.
Whippet rated for Pens, Pencils and Markers on Nov 7, 2013
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Comment: Thank you Shellie for your beautiful artwork - portrait face - perfect! Loved your mail art - drawing the face over the label - especially for your sketch of a Whippet wearing a Devo 1980's hat! Love it! Great swap!
Response: There are a lot of Whippets named Devo! It's a whole thing. ☺ Because: Whippet. Whippet good.
craktpot rated for A.I. Twinchies on Nov 7, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely twinchies! These are my first. I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into your work!
Response: Like inchies... only 100% bigger! :3 I did so many inchies last spring and summer, the twinchies are starting to seem big to me. 6-9
wolfeagle rated for HD/HP Partner Profile ATCs on Nov 5, 2013
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Comment: I've received very few Wolf things so this was a real treat. Thank you so much!
Response: I was trying to thing of how to put and wolf AND an eagle together. I didn't figure that out, so you got a wolf. :3 lol Maybe I'll figure it out next time!
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Comment: LOVE IT!! Thank you!! :)
Response: Yay! Swapping FTW. ☺
CaptainAstro rated for WIYM Dog ATC - International on Oct 31, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice ATCs.
Response: I'm glad they arrived safe. ☺ ☺ ☺
leo67 rated for Make someones day for 46 cents #32 USA on Oct 30, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome album!
Response: Yay! Now that you have it, you can make your own. They are easy to make and a good way to recycle, unless you really need Commodore 64 floppy disks!
Lila84 rated for WIYM Dog ATC - USA version on Oct 28, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much! Beautiful ATCs! :)
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like it. ♥
RachiiChu rated for One Swapper Per State - Postcards! on Oct 22, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard!
Response: So glad you liked it. ☺ ☺ ☺
orange0208 rated for 5 Non-Touristy Postcards #8 on Oct 22, 2013
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Comment: thank you shellie for the cards:)Best regards,
Response: So glad you like them! ☺
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Comment: Mahalo for the PC. Yep - bottle babies are a LOT of work! We actually just adopted one of ours - she was freaking out at the adoption event, so we just signed the papers and took her home ourselves. :D
Response: Uh oh, that called "a foster failure" or also "a foster flunky" here in Illinois! ;D I was SOOO close to being a foster failure because the last kittens, my dogs LOVED the two so much! Five animals would be too much vet bills though. The PEPs [pointy eared puppies] went to the shelter adoption program.
lou rated for Swap With Lou on Oct 22, 2013
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Comment: Thanks a BUNCH, Shellie -- so glad we followed through with our private swap -- I LOVE the special ATC you made for me of my kitty and the old Chgo postcard rocks, too -- also, you packed it all great!
Response: I ♥ plastic collectible storage items. ;D
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice Chicago postcard! Love the bunnies!
Response: Bunnies ARE lovable! :3
Luvslife3 rated for One Swapper Per State - Postcards! on Oct 20, 2013
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Comment: Thank you Shellie! Very pretty pc!
Response: You;re very welcome! ♥
dandabear rated for Sender's Choice 10/18 on Oct 18, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice ATC. I love the look of the Japanese as near brushes, although for some reason I do not do as well with brushes of any kind. You always do such excellent work. Happy swapping.
Response: So glad you like it. ☺ Just practice brush work on old scrap paper or even newspaper. That helps a lot. ☺
Candyn29 rated for senders choice atc on Oct 17, 2013
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Comment: wow! it's a favorite!
Response: You now I take care of you! ;D I send you all my alls good swag. Thanks for hosting!
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Comment: Brandy thanks you for the cute stuff you sent her. Hope to swap with you again soon. Thank you for all the cute things you have put on my profile as well😄
Response: Yay! So glad you like them. I had some doggie 'danas because I sewed a big pile for a animal shelter fundraiser and not all of them sold. :D It's a fun pattern.
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Comment: Thank you for the cat tea party postcard...I LOVE IT!!!!! You deserve 5 hearts💛💙💜💚❤️
Response: Oh good! ☺ I took a gamble on that one. I figure at least one of your cats will be present. ;D
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Johanna51 rated for 5 Non-Touristy Postcards #8 on Oct 9, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for your cards and the extra one. I like your envelope very much.
Response: It is CMYK Process silkscreen acrylic inks on cardstock paper. The design is through a hand cut paper stencil. ☺ I do it as a demonstration to show silkscreen process and keep the bad prints people reject, then make them into envelopes.
jannieb rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Swap on Oct 8, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC's you made. The ones you made from the Masterboard swap were great too!
Response: See ya next round! ;D
amazingemo rated for Wish Postcard #9 on Oct 7, 2013
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Comment: What a wonderful card! Thank you so much I have only been thru airports but love the card!
Response: Flying is great as long as you are not afraid to fly! ☺ ☺ ☺
SmashinSusan rated for Lets Smash: Dogs!! on Oct 7, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable doggies you sent!! I will have so much fun putting them in my smash books!! Take care!
Response: Smash on!! :D
Lizzycat7 rated for Wish Postcard #9 on Oct 7, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
Response: If wishes were fishes, I could open a sushi restaurant! 8D
margoartist rated for PP * Thanksgiving Day ATC* on Oct 7, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC! I love it and thank you also for all the extra goodies, Marjorie
Response: You're very welcome! Happy swapping, Margo! ☺
echo05 rated for Black and White atc (IOAS) on Oct 6, 2013
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Comment: Shellie - I love your Persian cat in black and white. Yes, it did have a Dr. Seuss-esque kind of look to it but I think that made her more adorable. Thank you for the mini-book - I had always wanted to what one was like!
Response: So glad you liked it - the zine is a quarter fold style. I used cardstock to print both sides for 8 pages. There are many formats. ☺ I have some patterns in the resources links above. ☺
piratecaptainmo rated for Lets Smash: Dogs!! on Oct 3, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great goodies!!!
Response: So glad you liked them! ☺ ♥ ☺
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Comment: For the fabric and the Doxies, I heart you! And how clever to include German text! Thanks, you really did make my day!
Response: I live in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago, aka Old Germantown. Finding that old heavy font in German is actually pretty hard! I lucked into a $1 book at a yard sale with the cover falling off. I'm going to stretch the pages as far as they will go. ☺
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Comment: Thanks for all the fabric, I especially love that green print!
Response: It had hexagons on it, so I had to send the green fabric! ☺
sugaraddict rated for This Summer I... zine on Sep 24, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the brilliant zine!! It was so well illustrated & put together :D
Response: You're welcome! I drew it in brush [no pencil], painted the cartoons then I scanned them and did the layout in Photoshop. I could have used InDesign, but I did two separate pages and I'm better with stacking layers in 'Shop. ☺ I ♥ overlaps in digital media and phsical art media.
ericabella rated for Wish Postcard #8 on Sep 23, 2013
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Comment: Thank you!
beinguided rated for Non-Tourist PC Swap #4 - USA on Sep 22, 2013
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Comment: I would LOVE to see this exhibit..sounds fabulous.
Response: I get to as many shows as possible every year and usually all at AIC! ☺ If you have any remote interest in the subject, you would be amazed. I am going back soon. Manet's painting of Victorine Meurant in "Woman With Parrot" (she also being the same model in "Olympia") is right smack on the wall with a load of oblivious viewers streaming by it with little clue it is probably one of the most valuable paintings in terms of history the whole city this moment. Taken out of the context of Manet's life story it is put in a totally different context and it's being shown in a very superficial way. {Sorry, art geeking out! LOL} The whole gowns and all the accessories that went with them are on mannequins in huge glass cases, some on rotating bases, between the paintings of the same fashions. ☺
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Comment: Thank you so much for the teas and the beautiful packaging. :)
Response: They are some of my favorite teas. Ten Ren has a store in Chinatown but they also sell online. ☺
bsteph2001 rated for Non-Tourist PC Swap #4 - USA on Sep 17, 2013
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Comment: Loved the PC! Thank you!
naturenerd3 rated for Non-Tourist PC Swap #4 - USA on Sep 17, 2013
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Comment: Great postcard. Thank you!
anandatashie rated for Non-Tourist PC Swap #4 - USA on Sep 16, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty pc - what a dress! Our warm weather has been sticking around too. This week, we're finally down into the chilly 80s. :D
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Comment: Very thoughtful. This is the type of thoughtfulness that made me fall in love with Swapbot years ago.
Response: Aw [blush]. I try my hardest. Sometimes hat falls flat but I try! :3
Wenturner71 rated for Free themed Inchies - September on Sep 1, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome inchies and the inchie window. That will be a handy tool!
Response: I wish I had my own laser cutter, to be sure. ☺
nginn1 rated for Random PC #8 on Aug 30, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great Lichtenstein card! I loved it
Response: Yay! I ♥ Pop Art.
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Comment: thank you for joining and cute inchies. tommie
Response: Cherish the tiger, I almost couldn't send him out!
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Comment: Lovely! Thank you...
Response: You're welcome. ☺
KyraSmith rated for Fast USA Postcard Swap #6 on Aug 28, 2013
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mcall rated for Touristy PC Swap #10 on Aug 27, 2013
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Comment: Beautiful pc from Chicago. We have visited your city twice and we LOVE it!
Response: We do have extremely awesome food... in your face, NYC! ;3
ZzMonstruozZ rated for AUG: Zine-go-round 5 on Aug 26, 2013
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Comment: Hey Shallie! Thank you so-o much the zine-go-round and you own minizine! It's already one of my very favourites! What a nice and funny story =_) Give Gomez a big big hug (and a treat!) for me! p.s: hahahahahaha! I love your photo on the back!
Response: I suffered for that photo! :3 The ladies in the bank STILL comment on the dog running loose. Oh myyy.
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Comment: Great work, thks so much. Thks for the inchie window. Love and prayers, Sandra
Response: Yay! Acrylic is so useful, it almost blows my mind. ☺
HoosierRain rated for Touristy PC Swap #10 on Aug 25, 2013
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Comment: I love fountains. Thanks for the great PC.
Response: I wish I had one, don't you? :D
benevolentghost rated for This Summer I... zine on Aug 24, 2013
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Comment: Loved your zine! So weird reading about Montrose Beach. I'd love to trade more.
Response: Awesome! I'll get in touch soon. ☺
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Comment: hooray! Nice dogs. :)
Response: Actually, NOT so nice dogs! ;D
IsadoraWing rated for This Summer I... zine on Aug 24, 2013
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Comment: Very nice! I love the watercolors. :)
Response: It took a while, I totally wanted to do a painted zine. ☺
doodlebugdezines rated for Geeky ATC on Aug 23, 2013
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Comment: LOL! The robot ATC and extras made me smile. =D Love them all. Thank you.
Response: It's Bender from Futurama. :D So glad you liked it!
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for the generous package of goodies! Loved the ATCs and the Urdu paper - someone was on Devon street!!! My dad lives near Wrigley and I'm originally from Michigan, so the Windy City is near and dear to my heart!
Response: Yay! Sukhadia sweet shop has a new competitor, so I'm following the golab jamun wars closely with my stomach! :3
BeckyG56 rated for Collage ATC on Aug 19, 2013
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Comment: Beautiful ATC thanks for all the work you put into it! Lovely!
Response: You're welcome! CMYK Process colors are awesomeee. ☺ I enjoy using them when I can.
Terri07 rated for Abstract Art ATC on Aug 19, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the cool ATC's and stickers of your art. I really like both of them a lot.
Response: I love painting, so glad you like them. ♥
lexfrog rated for Vintage Postcards in an Envelope #2 on Aug 15, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful vintage cards!
Response: You're welcome! ☺
123Poggy123 rated for master board INCHIES on Aug 5, 2013
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Comment: All 6 of these inchies are just beautiful. Very nice work & speaking of nice work. I love the zine you sent. Thank you very much for the whole swap.
Response: You're very welcome! ☺ ☺ ☺
Jjean rated for Draw A.........Fruit on Jul 31, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice drawing and the other drawings...the "little" ones are so, so good.... :)
Response: I love those pears, they are pretty with the rosey pink and delicious, too. I was drawing that cloud while I was sitting under it and then an airplane flew by - done! It was what was in front of me at the time. ☺ So glad you like them.
scrappermama rated for JULY: Zine-go-round 4 on Jul 30, 2013
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Comment: Got it! Your art is amazing! Your a hard one to follow! Love your mean dogs zine... Isn't that the truth? Lol! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh yeah it is true! Those are all the problem owners in my neighborhood! They make me much irritated. Also, my dogs are dumb and will get their noses bit off before their figure out the other dog is vicious. So glad you like the zine. ☺
Manifest rated for ATC Pen & Ink, Round 3 on Jul 16, 2013
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Comment: I really like the line drawing. I have never drawn on the train but I have done some ink sketches in a bar of the bartenders. Sorry to rate so late. I have been traveling. Love the extras, especially the plexiglass. Thinking of doing some ATC monoprints. Have a great summer! Good luck with your new venture.
Response: So glad you liked them! ☺ LOL "Manifest" is the name of the art fest held by the college I last went to! :D
jannieb rated for EASU: Collage Master Board Swap #2 on Jun 25, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the great cards!
Response: You are super welcome and thank you for hosting!
sillysusie rated for ATC Made of Metal - USA on Jun 24, 2013
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Comment: Wow I'm in awe, your work is incredible. And I love faeries, I will treasure it thank you so much!
Response: YAY! I have to do more faeries in metal. ☺
NorthernBorder rated for JUNE: Zine-go-round 3 on Jun 24, 2013
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Comment: :-)
Response: ♥ ♥ ♥
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Comment: Thanks! The atc is very beautifull and I love the zine you've put in.
Response: So glad you liked it! ♥
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Comment: Love this swap... Love the beautiful kimono... And I am hooked on the adventures of that rascal Gomez!!! Thank you so much... How did you make that little book? Fun writing style...
Response: It is an eight page fold for one pice of paper - there are 2 links for zines above, definitely go through both - great info. ☺
user2637 rated for EASU: Collage Master Board Swap #2 on Jun 21, 2013
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Comment: Cool, you sent 2 that match 1 of the ones you sent last time. So now I have a set! Thanks. :)
Response: Sets are fun! ♥ I'm glad you like them.
Dakini55 rated for EASU - Send 6 Mixed Media ATCs on Jun 17, 2013
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Comment: Great variety!
Response: They are nice but just not my style. ♥
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Comment: love the ATC's and thanks so much for the extra cards!
Response: You're very welcome. I'm glad you enjoy them. ♥
SMackie rated for Free themed Inchies - June on Jun 13, 2013
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Comment: Love them thank you so much.
Response: I am so glad you are happy. ☺
Tommie rated for Free themed Inchies - June on Jun 12, 2013
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Comment: LOVE them all, the guppy is my fav too!!!!!! thank you for joining. tommie
Response: If I ever got back into fish aquariums, I would want to go hardcore into fancy guppies. ☺ Maybe someday I will retire and be a guppy farmer.
Barbi rated for Amazingly Magical Mythical Atc on Jun 11, 2013
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: I really had fun making the plural light sources on that one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shellielewisatcs/8678141619/
gmasusie rated for Fast USA Postcard Swap #6 on Jun 9, 2013
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Comment: Love the PC. Thank you.
Response: I hope I did not send the same one twice! I try to keep track but it is hard. ☺
ladydandlion rated for Fast USA Postcard Swap #6 on Jun 8, 2013
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Comment: I would love to visit Chicago someday. Sadly my press is in Seattle at the moment. I've been printing by hand too. Lot's of mixed media collaborations here. Not many print specific ones. I'm always up for a print exchange....send me a msg. if you would like to do one.
Response: Awesome!
HoosierRain rated for Touristy PC swap #5 USA on Jun 6, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great PC.
evieroz rated for USA. Senders choice ATC on Jun 6, 2013
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Comment: Thanks Shellie for the nice work. I especially like the one with the man on his tippy toes.
suepier rated for Offbeat Postcard Swap #5 USA on Jun 5, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great card.
piratecaptainmo rated for ATC challenge - lace on Jun 2, 2013
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Comment: Thanks!
puffin902 rated for Fast USA Postcard Swap #6 on May 31, 2013
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Comment: Very nice card!
ShawnaChristine rated for Fast USA Postcard Swap #6 on May 31, 2013
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Comment: Thank you! :)
sweetsugartree rated for Fast USA Postcard Swap #6 on May 31, 2013
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Comment: i adore any roy lichtenstein print - thank you sooo much! i'm so glad the pc arrived in excellent condition :) and i had to laugh about ur comment about irish setters - when i got my baby she was a bit dim/always hitting her head on something and then she ate my couch! but she's gotten so much better thanks to my lab keeping her straight! he's my bright sun! lol! and he loves to be vacuumed - but only by his daddy...daddy can do no wrong to him! it's funny but it helps with his shedding! anyway, thanks again for the great post - made my day!
Response: The Lichtenstein exhibit was amazing. ☺ So glad you liked it!
Lori2378 rated for May Color: YELLOW photo on May 31, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely art photos.
Response: You are very welcome! ☺
Gwillisinc rated for Draw a Potted Plant on May 28, 2013
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Comment: Love your potted plant thank you for the newspaper clips also, I will find a use for all of them and check out your blog.
Response: You're very welcome! I go after a free foreign language newspaper on the street like a pigeon scoring a french fry. ☺ If people want that sort of thing in their profile, I share the wealth.
Camiliann rated for VS- ATC Sender's Choice-March on May 27, 2013
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Comment: thanks love it
Response: Yay!
Meragram rated for ATC Pen & Ink on May 27, 2013
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much! I am so privileged to have some of your special work. Wish I could give more hearts for the extra special tools. ATC template will definately get a work out. Cheers M
Response: I ♥ tools! ☺ So glad you liked them.
sunshinesuperman rated for Senders Choice 5/24 on May 25, 2013
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Comment: Yeah!! I always love receiving from you. The owl is so cute and the colors on the entire card is Magnificat! Love the book pages and money to use in my crafts. Once again, great swap. Hugs & Hearts, Mona
Response: Aw thank you! ☺ ☺ ☺ =blush=
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Comment: Pretty ATC! And thanks for the extra! I will use it tons! :D :D
Response: I ♥ LAZORS!!1!
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Comment: Thank you for the great ATCs and lovely note. I will check out Zerolandfill! Happy Swapping:-)
Response: I would this organization be in every town and city. ☺ Leftover samples and supplies from builders as recycled by artists is brilliant.
boriquaz rated for ATC Made of Metal on May 21, 2013
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Comment: Lovely atc, I gotta get a move on my own. thank so much it was cool.
Response: Yay! So glad you like it! ☺
GrrrMeoww rated for ATC Altered Image: Advanced on May 21, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the tiger lady! Yes, it is a bit creepy lol...but it's great, and you can really see how much effort was put into it. I really appreciate getting real art in the mail. :) And thank you for the zines also~ I've never made one before, but I might just have to look into it!
Response: Careful, zines are an addiction! But they are VERY swappable! ♥
PaulandLeezy rated for Touristy PC swap #5 USA on May 20, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the PC! I will be headed to Chicago for a concert in September!
Response: Thank you for your tourism $ ☺
cabaute rated for Offbeat Postcard Swap #6 USA on May 19, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the offbeat MOMA card! :) Very interesting, for sure... I like it!
Response: I was in NYC for two weeks and was with a friend a lot, never even made it to MoMA - tragedy!
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Comment: These rust-colored cards are AMAZING! Thank you so much, Shellie! You've got some lovely stamps--I especially like the celtic knot one. ♥♥
Response: Sent you a message! ☺
bluehairedmary rated for Offbeat Postcard Swap #6 USA on May 18, 2013
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome! ♥
Nandin rated for Wish Postcard #4 on May 18, 2013
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Comment: I'm in the same boat. I wish my printer would print more than a few color photos and then run out of ink. The ink is more expensive that the printer was!
Response: I think the new Cannon we got holds two tablespoons of each color!! 8P It prints beautifully but it needs to be fed all the time.
Littletiscrafty rated for Wish Postcard #4 on May 16, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the cute dog postcard. I also agree printer ink just never lasts!
Response: I think the new Cannon we got holds two tablespoons of each color!! 8P It prints beautifully but it needs to be fed all the time.
dandabear rated for Senders Choice 5/17 on May 15, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much! You always do such wonderful work! I also truly appreciate the template. I am sure I will make use of that! Happy swapping
Response: So glad you liked them! ♥
sunshinesuperman rated for Senders Choice 5/10 on May 13, 2013
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Comment: I love this card. The colors are beautiful. Thank you so much. Hugs, Mona
Response: I can't remember what I sent! o_o So glad you like it, though!
Nnyla rated for SS: April color: PINK photo on May 10, 2013
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Comment: Shellie, thanks for the two very beautiful photos and the ad card you wrote your note on. I'm looking forward to posting them on my photo wall! :-) Thanks, too, for willingly sharing info about art and photography on your blog (and profile). I'm paying close attention! :-)
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the compliments. =blush!= ☺
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Comment: I am finally catching up on everything! I really loved everything you sent -- the ATC's, the zine (the drawings are marvelous) and even the card itself. Thanks so much, both for this swap and for your understanding. Happy swapping!
Response: YAY! I am glad you liked everything. ♥
fluffyporscha rated for May sender's choice ATC x2 on May 8, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the super cool ATC`S i cant decide which one is my favorite
Response: Thank you, so glad you like them. ☺
Gingerlei rated for Touristy PC swap #4 USA on May 5, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the Chicago skyline pc. Hope you had a great time there!
Response: I live in Chicago so LOTS of skyline postcards are going out from here. ☺ lol
coolbeans rated for Bug Inchies on May 5, 2013
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Comment: thank you for the great bug inchies and the extra ones. thanks for the postcard
Response: Yay! I had the hand-painted paper scraps. I wanted arty and decided to skip on browns or greens. ☺
StrictlyRudeGirl rated for Touristy PC swap #4 USA on May 4, 2013
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Comment: I love the postcard, thanks!!! :)
Response: Awesome!
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Comment: I feel so lucky to have received your zine (and not just because of the red envelope :^). What a pretty cover! Should be fun to add to.
Response: I'm so glad it turned up in the mail. ^.^' Yikes!
ViridianMuse rated for Senders Choice 5/3 on May 3, 2013
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Comment: LOOOOVED the cards. Did you hand carve the owl stamp? It's awesome. Well it's truly lovely! :) I haven't played with lino cuts in AAAAAGES... hmmm...mumbling..wanders off to see if i have any lino blocks left....
Response: It's a linocut. ☺ I ♥ relief printmaking.
cafras rated for ATC Altered Image: Advanced on May 1, 2013
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Comment: Thank you, It's very well done and for the zine - wish I had the ability :)
Response: Practice, practice, practice. ☺ That's what it takes. ♥
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Comment: Thanks so much! I loved the story of the portrait. You draw very well and write well too! I am glad that I have the rest of the series. Thanks for doing this swap! Mine will be off in the mail in the next couple days.
Response: Yay! Thank you for swapping. ☺
JaguarSnail rated for APR: All in an Afternoon zine #3 on Apr 27, 2013
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Comment: great minizine! I always love reading your work. Your crazy dog drawings are hilarious! Thanks for the Chicagoland minizine and sticker you added too :)
Response: Wow, fastest delivery to the UK ever! ☺ I'm so glad you like them!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I'm not sure if the Stevens Hotel still exists. The Zines are cool too.
Response: It collapsed shortly after it's opening in 1927 because of the Great Depression. The building was bought by the government for use in WWII, eventually became the Hilton on South Michigan Avenue. Read the Wikipedia for the Stevens Hotel; it had a wild history!
kathiec rated for HDHP ATC with circles on Apr 25, 2013
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Comment: Wonderful...I love the circles....love the layers and the shine...Triton is a perfect name!!!! Thank you....hugs 'n ♥♥♥'s
Response: I think they look a lot better in person. I get really into subtle effect. ☺
margoartist rated for EASU - Vintage ATC w/ a Dog on Apr 25, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATCs! Basset hounds are so cute. Thank you for angelling one of my flaked ATCs.....it's great. And I love the card too. Thanks, Marjorie
Response: Yay! I'm so glad they got there safely. ☺
rngstgstll rated for APR: All in an Afternoon zine #3 on Apr 23, 2013
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Comment: I love both of the minizines, thanks so much! The dog one is too funny, but I think that the Chicagoland one is just so personal and wonderful. My favorite parts are the Brathaus/ Raven/ Hangeul montage and the photo of Mr. Garrick :) I love the stories in a city!
Response: Thank you! I have more in that series if you want to swap! ☺
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Comment: Love both the zines! The dogs one cracked me up and the other was cool and I loved reading it. :0)
Response: I promise you they are all real dogs within two to three blocks from my apartment. 6_9 Yikes!
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Comment: First of all... I loved the Chicagoland Vol. 1. It was fun to read it through your eyes... teenagers will go to great lengths to experience the world!!!! I would love to get the other issues by trading for 3 of mine. Should we set it up as a private swap? The mean dogs zine was funny! We don't own a dog, but on Saturday we went to a PetSmart adoption fair and nearly bought a cute 3 year old white poodle. Anyway... my hubby and I talked ourselves out of it and the kids left the store crying. So... your zine made me chuckle. You are a great illustrator and I love your handwriting. You have inspired me to go buy a few sharpies and try to do some drawing too!!! Thanks again!!! I hope you join future swaps that I host!!!
Response: Awww, kids love dogs. 8( Tho' they usually do not take care of them. More dogs to adopt if you change you mind! ☺
sojourner rated for Simply Trees on Apr 22, 2013
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Comment: Thank you.I love getting original pieces of art.
Response: Me, too! You're very welcome. ☺
Bizzitybam rated for Easy PC Swap #4 - USA on Apr 21, 2013
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Comment: Love the card and yay for lemon tarts.. Mmm! Hope the baguette was good !:)
Response: People can have my carbs when they pry them from my cold, dead finger. lololol
JenMcElveen rated for Easy PC Swap #3 - USA on Apr 19, 2013
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Comment: TY!!!
Response: WC!!! ☺
gmasusie rated for Easy PC Swap #3 - USA on Apr 19, 2013
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Comment: Love the PC, Thank you.
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: I love your art--thank you for the beautiful, beautiful atcs. And I love your basset note card. I also very much appreciate the postcards you included. Altogether a wonderful swap package.
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! ☺
Lorenmarie77 rated for Wish Postcard #2 on Apr 16, 2013
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Comment: thank you very much!
Response: Glad you liked it! ☺
sillysusie rated for Draw A Bird House - international on Apr 16, 2013
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Comment: Oh my goodness, it's beautiful. You are gifted and I feel so fortunate to have received your lovely package. Being New and ignorant what is to the significance of the http address with the clear disc/ buttons anyway love,love, love
Response: It's a link to the instructions for the paper crafting tool - I sent it to you on this site. ☺
Grapefruit7625 rated for Easy PC Swap #4 - USA on Apr 15, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Chicago pc! I've never been there, but wouldn't mind visiting one day!
Response: Come for the museums, stay for the food. ☺
Shazza1532 rated for Simple Postcards #2 on Apr 12, 2013
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Comment: hmmm - aren't mini skirts out of style? Perhaps - but does she wear that in Anchorage? Beautiful Card from China Town. Thank you, Shannon
Response: I can't say I have one anymore! 8D I made a book cover out of a leather one. lolololol
jannieb rated for EASU: Clouds ATC Swap on Apr 10, 2013
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Comment: WoW! Another outstanding ATC! Thank you so much :) I love it!!
Response: Thank you! I need to do more Prismacolor on colored papers. ☺ It's fun.
lou rated for SS: March color: BLUE Photo on Apr 8, 2013
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Comment: Heyhey the brown line never looked so good - loved all the blue, great pics!
Response: Yay! Art on Track is once a year. It swings from awesome to weird to kind of sucky, but it's never boring. ☺
donetta rated for PP *1 Rainy Day Umbrella ATC* on Apr 7, 2013
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Comment: The ATC is lovely, and so is the way you treated the subject matter. Lovely lady, beautifully drawn umbrella, and your details are impeccable. Thank you for sharing your art with me!
Response: I feel really strongly about huge gold umbrellas! ☺ I used silver and white Prismacolor pencils for the rain. The silver really got me what I wanted. ☺
donetta rated for EASU: A Trio of Twinchies Swap on Apr 7, 2013
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Comment: Your twinchies are amazing, Shellie...just beautiful! It's obvious that you put your heart and soul into your art. Thank you for sending me such lovely twinchies!
Response: Thank you! I save every scrap from silkscreen prints, like bad prints and color mixing prints. ☺ They are very fun to collage.
kathyolive rated for EASU: Clouds ATC Swap on Apr 6, 2013
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Comment: Loooooove the clouds! Fabulous.
Response: I am so glad you like it!
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Comment: Thank you. The ATC is gorgeous and I love the extras (wolves!)
Response: You're super welcome.
BusyB rated for Zentangle ATC makeup on Apr 3, 2013
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Comment: Do I like this ATC? No, I LOVE it! Very happy to add this card to my alphabet collection. Thank you so much for an awesome swap! What a wonderful surprise with the decorated envelope, handmade card and images. You rock! <3
Response: YAY! I love doing full colour ZIA / Zentangle drawing art. The patterns are fun to put in an outline. ☺
cafras rated for ATC Altered Image: Advanced on Apr 3, 2013
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Comment: Thank you very much for your effort in this challenging swap
Response: I'm so glad it made it across the planet to get there safely. ♥
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Comment: Wow!! I am in awe of your masterpiece!!! I knew if I joined this swap long enough I would get one of your kimonos for my collection. Thank you so much for the extra goodies included also!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. ☺ I like to make those ATCs in bunches!
DreamDelivery rated for Watercolor ATCs on Apr 2, 2013
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Comment: Hi Shellie, Thank you for the cat ATC! I really like it and the card you sent with it was really cute too :-) -Melissa
Response: I made it myself! ☺
emilynhr rated for Touristy PC swap on Mar 29, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the museum postcard!
Response: Thank you for swapping!
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Comment: Thanks for the fabulous pictures!!! Love the postcard. May be difficult to give that one away!!
Response: Keep it all! ☺
bobilani rated for February Color: RED photo on Mar 26, 2013
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Comment: I enjoyed every part of the swap you sent me. The pictures are amazing - thank you so much for sending the extra ones! The zines are awesome!! I too had a mutual hate relationship with my high school class (and I don't know why they think it's cool to try to add me on facebook now...I guess they look back with rose colored glasses or something). I was sad to hear that the little shop you liked closed. It sounds like a place I would have loved to spend time in. The other zine about the art teacher - I can relate a bit to that. I didn't have as bad of an experience, but the critique part, yeah, hated that. It was my least favorite part of class. Thank you so much for sharing and for the awesome swap!! :)
Response: lol! Glad I had an impact. ♥
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Comment: Thanks for BOTH of the minizines and a chance to get to know your city!
Response: Just love it from afar, the taxes are terrible. ^.^
swap4fun rated for Simple Postcards #2 on Mar 25, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the China Town PC
Response: Kung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thanks! I loved reading about your youth in Chicago! Poignant story about Mr Garrick. Your drawings are brilliant.
Response: I have the next two issues if you want to swap!
AZBobbi rated for Simple Postcards #2 on Mar 23, 2013
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Comment: Loved the pc and the story. Thanks!
Response: You're very welcome!
kingm21 rated for ATC Pen & Ink on Mar 21, 2013
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Comment: Fantastic ATC! I love how you rendered the owl. I enjoyed reading your zine as well. My dads side of the family live in Chicago, so it was neat to read about your escapades. Thank you!
Response: Thank you! You have someone to stay with when you need deep dish pizza!
tigerlilly327 rated for March sender's choice ATC x2 on Mar 20, 2013
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Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the ATC's you sent me! Especially 'Tornado' and 'Squall' . Those two are not going into my ATC binder. These two need to be matted and framed. Thank you for the extra's as well. The zines are so well written that I think I may have a new blog to keep track of! Thank you again!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! ☺
CindyST rated for Vintage Postcards - Anything Goes #9 on Mar 15, 2013
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Comment: Awesome postcard, thank you so much :D
Response: It's a rare gem ♥ enjoy!
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Comment: Very nice and thanks for the cool extras. I enjoyed this swap. Thanks for hosting it.
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely! I really stuffed that envelope. ☺
BTim rated for ATC Altered Image: Advanced on Mar 14, 2013
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Comment: Wow, wow, wow! You rock.
Response: Yay! Get back to me on zine swapping if you want to. ;) I'm on a little roll with these.
sunshinesuperman rated for Senders Choice- March on Mar 13, 2013
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Comment: I LOVE this card! The colors are truly beautiful. This is going up on my"goody" shelf so I can see it all the time. Thank you so much. Hugs & Hearts, Mona
Response: I'm so glad you like it!
TwinMom rated for Book Lovers PC Swap on Mar 12, 2013
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much!! I love all of them. Especially the tiny Buffy. Amazing! I also loved the Isadora stamp with the degas card too - I would give you more hearts if I could.
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you like them. Thank you for angeling the missing card.
thureris rated for Book Lovers PC Swap on Mar 11, 2013
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard and the abundance of recommendations! I didn't recognize any and the titles sounded great so I'm really excited to look into them. :)
Response: Ich bin ein bookworm! ☺ lol
Marryth rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 51! on Mar 11, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous swap - it is always a treat to receive mail from you! :)
Response: So glad you liked it! ☺
Zuzu rated for MAR A Serial Mini-zine #5 on Mar 9, 2013
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your zines. (Thank you for sending two volumes!) Chicago holds a special place in my heart. =)
Response: Yay! We do have the best food. :9
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Comment: Wow, I love these zines!!! Thanks for sharing your experiences of moving to Chicago and that terrible "Art" class! I love the envie too. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: Came by Eagle Air today!!! LOL
Response: Orca mail delivered faster than usual! ☺
JaguarSnail rated for MAR A Serial Mini-zine #5 on Mar 9, 2013
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Comment: your minizines were really good, thanks! You have good storytelling skill, and your little pictures are clear and full of character :) I appreciated the decorated envelope and cool card too, thank you! Hope I can swap for your next issue later on :)
Response: Thank you! I'm just starting out with them. ☺ Going with text + illustration seemed to be the best route for me. Way way way lots of influence from Lynda Barry, SARK, others I can't name right now.
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Comment: I love Chicago skyline cards! It's still covered in snow here, too. I'm TIRED of it. Hopefully it starts looking up now, though. I think it will! Thanks so much!
Response: The robins came back to our area. I asked on "WHAT were you thinking??"
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Comment: LUV the Navy Pier pc--tnx!
Response: Nice to look at, okay to visit, just don't eat there! The food is awful and over priced! ☺
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Comment: Great atc!! I am beginning to love this steampunk style... Thank very much for the terrific extras ... All of them! Really like the Lennon atc... Checking the blog now ... Thanks again
Response: I love when you get roving bands of people dressed perfectly Steampunk at random art events in Chicago. There was a group at an outdoor art fair I was vending at and they were amazing! People were taking pictures. Three top artists are Daniel Proulx of Canada, Tom Banwell of the USA, and Frank Buchwald of Germany. ☺
cja rated for Sunrise/Sunset on Feb 26, 2013
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Comment: Oh, wow -- what a great photo!! Thanks for the extras, too!
Response: Yay! That was among the last of my 35 mm film shots. ☺
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Comment: Thanks for the great card! I was there more than once but many many years ago. It's an awesome place.
Response: There is so much amazing new stuff at MSI now, it's like a totally new museum. ☺
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Comment: Thank you for the fun, colorful postcard! Sounds like the exhibit was lovely too. I enjoy seeing originals of things so mass produced and the artist workspaces too - where all the creative 'magic' happens. :)
Response: Yes, it's like speed has not made our lives necessarily any better. :/ You look at the career of William Morris and certain other people who questioned this in the 1800s, or the Impressionists worries about destruction of the environment, and we're still grappling with the same concerns.
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC. You packaged it so beautifully! Thank you for hosting this swap too.
Response: Someone sent me the Japanese gift wrap and I had to use it for someone else! Mizuhiki cord is terrific.
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Comment: Received the painting today and it is beautiful! And it arrived in great shape! I love all of it and especially the hat! It is going to look great in a frame and I have just the place for it! Thank you for all your work!
Response: Ooo! I want to see the frame you pick. Thank you for swapping. ♥ Nothing is the same as an actual hand-painted piece - photos don't come close. ☺ ☺ ☺
KatarinaNavane rated for Zine Swap-a-rama on Feb 23, 2013
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Comment: I love the idea of a shadow box ATC like this! Would you be offended if I experimented with a similar construction concept? The zines are fun too. Glad I never had a prof quite that bad!
Response: Rock on. ☺ Just give me credit for thinking of it. ;D I blogged it here: http://shellielewis.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/assemblage-artist-trading-card/
digitalmaven rated for Vintage postcard #2 on Feb 22, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely vintage card! Your neighborhood sounds quite nice :)
Response: My neighborhood is great! ☺
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Comment: I loved, loved, loved the extras you sent. Thank you so much. I hope you are my partner again sometime........=0)
Response: Uh... you blocked me. WTF? I had the swap host let you know I had to re-mail, the envelope required extra postage.
tengu2 rated for sender's choice -Feb. on Feb 21, 2013
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Comment: Awesome- thank you
Response: You're welcome! ☺
misseslela rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 49! on Feb 19, 2013
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Comment: wow I love the atcs you sent. and thank you for the fairies. wish I could give you more than just a 5 and heart
Response: Everyone needs a faerie now and then! ♥
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Comment: Thank you for the great abstract painting. And thank you for the lovely tree photo. I am enjoying both of them very much. And thanks for hosting this fun swap.
Response: I'm so glad you like them! ☺
bobilani rated for F is for February - photo challenge on Feb 15, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful photos! Was the Fullerton one taken in CA? Just wondering because I used to live in Fullerton, CA. :) I really enjoyed your envelope made out of the calendar page too - awesomeness!! Thanks again! :)
Response: I was sitting on the train in Chicago. Fullerton is a stop here, near De Paul University. ☺ I've never been further west than Iowa City.
craftycol rated for January Free-Form Subject: WATER on Feb 14, 2013
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Comment: I just love the way you captured this waterfall makes me feel like i'm there.
Response: I am so glad you like it! ☺ Cherokee National Forest is so beautiful. ♥
kirkproductions rated for 2:2 ATCs Fun: Private on Feb 11, 2013
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Comment: My dear friend, thanks for the ATCs! I really like the two that you made. I like the attention to detail on the watercolor, from the extra-thick core to whatever you used to coat the front of the painting. And the extra one? Your funny "liner notes" say it all. Have I told you recently that I love your sense of humor, my friend? Stay awesome. xo
Response: YAY! I hope you laughed!! ☺
Purpleheart52 rated for 1 ATC+1 PC Swap on Feb 9, 2013
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Comment: Hi Shellie, I really love the ATC, the drawing looks like my one and only son-in law. You are so talented. The post cards are very nice, my grandson will like them. He was accepted to DePaul. Thanks for everything.
Response: I've been trying to draw from life a little. The dog held still but he kept moving around. ☺ lol
Marryth rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 47! on Feb 8, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of the cool ATCs - you've spoiled me! I have to say, I envy people who are good at photography...it's an art skill I've never had the opportunity to work on. One day! :)
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad you like them. ☺
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Comment: Love the frogs, they are so cute. We have a similar frog here. It's called the Pacific Coast Chorus Frog. A little guy with a big voice. Thanks.
Response: I just looked at picture of some, they are adorable! so tiny! ☺
jessielightyear rated for Sea Creatures ATC on Feb 8, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome ATC and the laser cut tools! :)
Response: I'm glad it did not get broken in the mail! ☺ Whew, I can sleep at night.
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for the awesome inchies. I love the one with the owl & the one withe the mushrooms & the itty bitty cameo was wonderful. Thanks again!!
Response: That's how hosting can be its own reward. ;D So glad you like them. ♥
GuinnessValley rated for Creative mail art *USA* on Feb 8, 2013
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Comment: Opened this on my way to yoga class to reveal the yoga atcs! Loved the envelope, thank you
Response: Great timing on my part, lol. Definitely try drawing yoga poses some time, it's not easy! ☺
Sagebrushs rated for One Partner, One Postcard on Feb 7, 2013
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Comment: I visited Chicago 4 yrs. ago, loved it. Thank you.
Response: You're very welcome! Come back soon, we need the revenue. ☺ ♥
pandxa rated for Creative mail art *USA* on Feb 7, 2013
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing package. The colors and design of the envelope are gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE everything you included inside. I finally have some ATCs! And they're awesome :P The Japanese fan/card is amazing as well. I'm going to check out some of your swaps now. Thank you so much for the thoughtful package.
Response: I always read profiles! ☺ ☺ ☺ So glad you love it!
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Comment: One of my new favorite cards now. Thanks.
Response: YAY ♥ ! I aim for Chicago cards marked from Chicago. I hope the date stamp came out good. ☺
Vickyen rated for January Color: WHITE Photo on Feb 5, 2013
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Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely winter tree! And the note, ATC sized photo and cute stickers! Very Happy Mail!! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)
Response: So glad you like it! ☺
BTim rated for Mail art---weird and strange on Feb 5, 2013
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Comment: Shellie, can I award two hearts? three? Not only is the artwork beautiful, weird and strange, thank you for the extras! I especially love the mermaid ATC and the photos. And the acrylic window-- I think I've gone to heaven-- what an amazing tool! I'll be using that forever. And a day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Response: Yay! ☺ I am so glad everything arrived in one piece. I jammed so much in the envelope! ☺
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Comment: Shellie, thanks for the very cool black and white postcard of Chicago. You are right, the winter skyline is fairly rare. Regards, Cynthia
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the ♥! ☺
taoiionam rated for Open ink on Feb 1, 2013
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Comment: Wow, I've seen this on flickr but couldn't imagine that this awesomness will be part of my collection! Thank you so much!! Wonderful work ^0^
Response: Du hast meine Wolf! Take good care of her. ☺ Danke for ♥ number 100! http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8230/8396549083_a836c61cda_m.jpg
Snuggles555 rated for Simple Postcards #1 on Jan 31, 2013
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Comment: Loved the pc Shelly - thanks so much! :-)
Response: You're welcome! I now have a little postcard stash to have a variety to send. ☺ I'm probably going to eventually send someone a duplicate if I get them twice though! ^.^'
vronica rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 46! on Jan 31, 2013
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Comment: Great cards! really LOVED the owl.....and to use a photo like that in an ATC is very creative....Thank you!!
Response: If it is a photo ATC from me, it is my own photography! Anything else is going to be collage and multi-media with obvious appropriated sources that have been manipulated [cut out, painted over, etc.] ☺
birgitph rated for 2:2 ATC Swap: Private on Jan 30, 2013
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Comment: Wow, thank you - what a fabulous package! I love both of the owls (the library I work at has an owl as its mascot - his name is Whoodini. ;0) and the cloud photos are great! Thank you so much!
Response: Cloud photos were storms that could have potentially killed me! One was a tornado strike in 2003, the other squall last spring was whipping metal patio furniture down the street like paper. ☺ Yikes. I love WHOODINI! ♥ That's adorable!
user6456 rated for Vintage ATC w/ Eiffel Tower on Jan 29, 2013
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Comment: Lovely card... the map the cool rubber stamp andjust the right embellishment. Thank you for creating such a great eiffel tower for me.
Response: Wow, the mail was really slow! I am so glad it arrived safe and you like it! ☺
rachelbee rated for Simple Postcards #1 on Jan 29, 2013
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Comment: thank you!
Response: You're welcome! ♥
AZBobbi rated for Simple Postcards #1 on Jan 28, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the great pc and da tour of da city.
Response: Da Bears. Da Bears. Ditka. ☺ http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/38858/
rngstgstll rated for Books for Postcards: Private Swap on Jan 26, 2013
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great books and beads and postcards! The Zimmerman book is as fun to read as I remembered it, and the other one looks like it has some fun ideas! Looking forward to getting some fun postcards in the mail soon! Thanks!
Response: Yay! That was fast for media mail shipping. ☺ The best part of the Zimmerman book is the knitted mitten cuff ideas. ☺ Let me know if you or anyone does the crochet kitty vest!
artchild rated for Vintage ATC w/ Eiffel Tower on Jan 26, 2013
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Comment: Hi Shellie, I received your card and tuck ins, thought they were great and promptly misplaced everything so I won't comment specifically. Hopefully I'll find them and meanwhile thanks for what I remember as a nicely designed card and some useful ephemera!
Response: I'm so glad you like them! I always read profiles. ☺ The more information I get the easier ideas are. ♥
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Comment: Beautiful!!
Response: Thanks for joining my swap! ☺
LauraM540 rated for Huge ATC swap #7 on Jan 25, 2013
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Comment: Great assortment! I loved all the Vintage ATC's and especially the Eiffel Tower one!! Your Mail Art Owl is cool too! xo
Response: Thank you! The mail art owl is on banana fiber paper! ☺ It is waste from the banana harvest.
Katti rated for Zentangle Pattern Series: S on Jan 25, 2013
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Comment: The ATC is beautiful! Thank you so much for the Dotee faces and the origami papers. The card is great, I really like everything you sent.
Response: YAY! ☺ I am so happy you like it all.
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful ATCs!! I love all of them and you were so sweet to send profile related cards. The postcards are beautiful and I am so exited to add them to my collection :)
Response: You're very welcome! ☺ thank you for all of the hosted swaps, too. ☺
KyraSmith rated for I <3 Postcards USA #11 on Jan 23, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I really loved it.
Response: Yay! ☺ I'm so glad.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC and the bookmarks. What a delightful swap!
Response: You;re welcome! I'm so glad you liked them. ☺
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Comment: I recieved your package yesterday. What a beautiful ATC. I do love birds. Thank you so much. And thank you for the extras. Everytime I join an ATC swap I put alot of time into mine and hope for something really amazing back. Yours was really one of the best I have recieved. Thanks again! Ang
Response: Oh how sweet! You're welcome! I don't know if you get chickdees in your area. They are really rare by me, too urban. I do like Candian Dark-eyed Juncos when they migrate down. They look like tiny penguins, sort of! ☺
singsweetly rated for Owl ATC for singsweetly on Jan 17, 2013
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Comment: Thank you of much! I love them!
Response: That's great! Owls are interesting. O>O
Evia rated for Postcards with a painting -8- on Jan 16, 2013
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Comment: Thank you Shellie for the great postcard! I have the old postage stamp with this picture too!
Response: YAY! I am glad you like it! ☺
vick302000 rated for Vintage ATC w/ Eiffel Tower on Jan 16, 2013
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Comment: Beautiful. Hope to be your partner again. Your ATCs are so nice.
Response: Thank you! ☺
theirmimi rated for Postcards with a painting -8- on Jan 16, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard! :)
Response: I'm glad you like it! ☺
digitalmaven rated for I <3 Postcards USA #11 on Jan 15, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely and large card! I really like the colors, and thank you for introducing me to this artist. :)
Response: I'm glad you like it! ☺ For some reason the museum gift shop went overboard on giant sized cards. I think because the original paintings are huge. ☺
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Comment: Awesome pc, Shellie. Thanks so much. :-)
Response: YAY! I'm glad you like it! ☺
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Comment: Frogs are one of my favorite animals. Thank you for the great card.
Response: YAY! I'm so glad you liked it. ☺
Candyn29 rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 44! on Jan 14, 2013
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Comment: wow, wonderful art!
Response: Oh, wait until you see what is coming. You got me for another swap... ☺ Glad you like them.
Candyn29 rated for IOAS: ATC with an OWL on Jan 14, 2013
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Comment: WOW!!! Just fabulous!!!
Response: Wow, you have fast mail! ☺ I am so glad it arrived safe and sound. I drew it with a fountain pen: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8367557787_8462882b99_m.jpg
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Comment: Frog! Awesome postcard! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! The photos on that postcard set were great. ☺
marles rated for I <3 Postcards USA #11 on Jan 11, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card!
Response: You're welcome! ☺
angdrumm rated for Zentangle rainbow ATCs #7 - Pink on Jan 10, 2013
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Comment: Absolutely fab, thank you
Response: I'm so glad it made it across the ocean safely! ☺ Take good care of her. ♥ http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8080/8343309513_a62a981063_m.jpg
LisaLaughs rated for 3 vintage inspired TwIncHiEs on Jan 7, 2013
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Comment: Hi Shellie, Thank you for the gorgeous twinchies! They are so beautiful and I love the images you used. Your cameos are awesome also - thank you for including the two for me! :o) (everything arrived in tact.) I love them and the little discs! Thanks a bunch!!
Response: I never would have thought paper clay was as awesome as it is. Making the cameos came out great. I have a new favorite thing. ☺
esew123 rated for IOAS: 4 twinchies on Jan 7, 2013
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Comment: Beautiful twinchies...and double sided! Thank you. :-)
Response: So glad you liked them! ☺
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Comment: Love the card, the ATC's and the images Thanks so much.
Response: Western = Georgia O'Keeffe to my mind! ☺
misseslela rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 41! on Dec 24, 2012
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Comment: Really awesome atcs thank you very much. I love them all but am partial to the owls ......lol
Response: Yay! I am so glad you like them.
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Comment: lovely! Thanks for the Moose Mail! lol
Response: So glad you like it! Also, I was pretty fuzzy how mail gets to Saskatchewan. It's moose, right? ☺
KogeLiz rated for 4X4 antique/vintage post cards on Dec 19, 2012
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Comment: Love the postcards very very much! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad. Love them, they're gems! ☺ Happy hunting in the antiques stores in your region. ♥
miablancs rated for PC for 12-12-12 on Dec 19, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard and details of your hood! I love the Northern Lights in the one pic which is the largest of the three waterfronts. I also love the stamps especially the german sheppard! I just wanted to let you know that the post office stamp was dated 13 dec. C'est la vie...lol Thank you again for creating this swap for us.
Response: I am so sorry!! I brought it to the post office and put it in the mail slot along with another one, hand placing it in the mail building at 1:00 pm in the afternoon. If you go to Yelp and search Lawrence Avenue post office in Chicago, you can see the four pages of swearwords dedicated to the staff there.
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Comment: Wow! This is the art in ATC. Thank you.
Response: YAY! ♥ I'm always glad when people like them.
Candyn29 rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 39! on Dec 14, 2012
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Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE! AWESOME
Response: Yay! I'm going further into making these 3D object ATCs. ☺
anrtist rated for 1 POSH 5x7 Painting on Dec 10, 2012
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Comment: Thanx for the GREAT Seashells painting! I luved it when I saw it on SB's Home page, thought it was prob an ATC, Had NO IDEA it was my painting! Imagine My Great Surprise to get it as a 5x7 Painting for my Art Gallery collection! ;-)
Response: You're welcome! I got really wet with the background on that one. I was super happy with how it came out. ☺ Enjoy!
pearlie rated for 6 Dotee Doll Faces on Dec 7, 2012
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Comment: I love the faces! I will be using these for some dolls I plan on making for my collection and I will send you pictures of them probably after the first of the year. Many thanks!
Response: How exciting! They were fun to paint. Each one just had its own attitude. ☺
Tommie rated for Hand drawn/ painted Still life on Dec 6, 2012
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Comment: great atc! thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! I needed some incentive to make a still life. ☺ I'm so glad you liked it. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8484/8191193489_e45dec7fa3_m.jpg
Mizchef rated for Elegant Doodle ATC -USA on Dec 4, 2012
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Comment: Thank you!! Love it!
Response: I put some crazy work into that one - love it forever! ☺ http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/8161098013_d41183570a_m.jpg
bytekel rated for Owl ATC....With A Twist on Dec 3, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much, I love it!
Response: Yay, thank you! ☺
margoartist rated for Vintage ATC w/ a Bicycle #2 on Nov 30, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful vintage bicycle ATC!
Response: Admittedly, I saved a stamp getting you for BOTH swaps! ☺
margoartist rated for Vintage ATC w/ Eiffel Tower #4 on Nov 30, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC!
Response: So glad you liked it!
miablancs rated for Acrylic Window for Miablancs on Nov 28, 2012
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Comment: Wow Thanks so much for the beautiful Owl! I love Owls a lot and the template was wonderful also. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful items with me.
Response: You're very welcome! ☺ Keep in touch Toronto!
helen4102010 rated for Acrylic Window for helen4102010 on Nov 28, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much. It is perfect for what I need!! I am so grateful you offered this swap!!
Response: Have fun! I personally L♥VE tools!
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Comment: I was extremely happy and giddy when I opened your letter and saw the Kurt Cobain ATC! I was so surprised! You pretty much made my week with that! Your kimono was also very beautiful! ^_^ Thanks!
Response: Cobain had a tendency to draw and journal quite a bit, too. ☺Glad you liked it.
knitterofhats rated for Cheap Creative Solstice Swap on Nov 26, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the notecards and letterset.
Response: I have an ATC by one of the artists who did the note card with the elephant, Kathy Peacock, and her work is neat! ☺
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Comment: thank you for lovely painting and the wonderful template. That helps so much!!
Response: I really liked how that one came out, I was really into fall colours ! That was my first ATC done in oils. I will have to do more. ☺
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Comment: Thank you:)
Response: Very welcome! I sent you the yellow sea horse http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8087123395/in/photostream
sweets rated for 3x3 Postcards to Trade Swap USA on Nov 24, 2012
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Comment: ty for the pc's i love'm
Response: YAY! I went in for a different kind of skyline with those.
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Comment: Shellie, thanks so much for the stack of lovely goodies! The Darren Pang card instantly becomes one of my favorite pieces of sports memorabilia. Everything you sent is great!
Response: I had help with Panger, live with a HBBF [hockey blogger boyfriend] Sal J. Barry [PuckJunk.com, The Hockney News & Beckett published]. ☺
emilynhr rated for 3x3 Postcards to Trade Swap USA on Nov 23, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards and extras!
Response: Glad you liked them! ☺
florenceantonette rated for Huge ATC swap #4 on Nov 22, 2012
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Comment: Shellie!! Thank you so much for everything that you sent me I loved it all :) Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Yay! I am so glad you liked it. Happy Thanksgiving! ☺
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Comment: Shellie, Of course the ATC is beautiful. So professionally finished and presented! An the mat tracer is genius. Thank you so much!! I can't wait to use it. Thanks for hosting such a fun swap and for sending me something so wonderful. I wish I could give you more hearts!! Sue
Response: You're welcome! Have fun with the tool. I hope you get a lot of use out it. ☺
Bandkh1 rated for All Black ATC Swap on Nov 19, 2012
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Comment: Hi Shellie, Thanks so much for the fab All Black ATC. How creative! It almost looks like a guitar neck - don't know if that's the effect you were after but very fitting for me, none the less. The extra ATC's are wonderful too - love Freddie Mercury, so again, very fitting. Don't recognise the other "icon" - perhaps you can enlighten me. And, the card you sent is divine - poor Hoss, what a face! Being the owner of a rescue doggie, his story touched my heart strings and I gave my doggie an extra hug! A wonderful swap Shellie - many, many thanks and I hope we meet up again somewhere down the Swap-bot road. Cheers, Barbara
Response: I think I may have sent you Georgia O'Keeffe with Freddie Mercury. Is it a woman to the left? I may need to see it, I did two expansive series of Recursive Icons [rose and black] of visual artists and musicians. No one gets Ansel Adams, no one is used to seeing him, just his work! O'Keeffe, Adams, Stieglitz were all friends along with John Marin. ♥ Stieglitz launched Adams career.
fluffyporscha rated for Mermaid Series # 5 Blue on Nov 19, 2012
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Comment: thank you so much for the blue mermaid i love her she has to be one of my favorite atc`s
Response: I'm so glad she arrived safely! ♥ Take good care of her!
sweets rated for A Famous City ATC #4: New York on Nov 19, 2012
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Comment: the atc is absolutely beautiful and ty so much for the extra material...again ty so much
Response: Oh I'm so glad you like it! I struggled with that one but now have the number of windows on the Chrysler Building down. ☺ Skyscrapers are hard to draw.
artchild rated for Vintage ATC w/ Eiffel Tower #4 on Nov 19, 2012
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Comment: Love the watercolor, Shellie. and thanks ever so much for the Frida card!
Response: That's great! I am so glad you like them. ☺
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Comment: My! Aren't you Miss Organized - sending immediately upon assignment!! And Miss Talented. Love the pieces - all so nice and the ATC is so nice and bright. Thanks also for the lovely decorated envie and the extras. XOXO
Response: So glad you liked them! I am pretty proud of the inchies. ☺ They're a challenge to make.
AZmom875 rated for book page twinchies (make 4) on Nov 15, 2012
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Comment: What great twinchies. I love them. Did you google my address by chance and see that you have to take Voltaire drive to get to my house on 18th? I just love them. like Voltaire too. Thanks for the extras, they are appreciated and will get used.
Response: No way! That was a total coincidence. My friend gave me some books to chew up and use. O.O Wow. I wish I could take credit for being that clever though. ^.^'
v3821 rated for Candy Wrapper ATC on Nov 15, 2012
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Comment: I received my candy wrapper atc in the mail today and I really love it. I was hoping you would get partnered with me .lol Also thanks so much for my vintage papers. Those are perfect. I really appreciate them. Thanks again!
Response: I am so glad you like it! This was a fun ATC swap. Have fun with the papers. ♥
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Comment: This is so beautiful!! The flickr photo did not do it justice, it's even better IRL. I love the way you mounted it on thick board too. So great!! Thanks!! The flamingo stickers are also really, really awesome. GREAT swap!!
Response: I strive for great every time. ☺ The thick board is a sports card "decoy". I get them off my boyfriend and two baseball card shops. People rummage boxes of cards looking for autographs, patches and game jersey cards. The sports card industry started putting the blank decoys in the packs so that collectors could no longer cherry pick the valuable packs. I LOVE mounting my painted cards on the decoys. Also, they are rigid enough that I can use a light to heavy varnish on painted cards [no flexibility = no future cracking in the varnish]. ☺
tigermousecat rated for Turkey ATC on Nov 14, 2012
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Comment: Happy Turkey Day!
Response: Man goes into cage. Cage goes into salsa. Shark's in the salsa. Our shark.
Lady rated for Doodle an ATC - color in on Nov 13, 2012
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Comment: Doodle-y, doodle-y, doodle-y
Response: I had a meeting to get through and a pen. ☺
KatarinaNavane rated for All Black ATC Swap on Nov 12, 2012
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Comment: great card, thanks! I got it on friday, sorry I didn't rate until now, I was out of town for the weekend. The all black really is a challenge, huh?
Response: I couldn't scan it! I just got a black rectangle! ☺ Fun to make, though.
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Comment: Stunning ATC. Thank you for the images too
Response: You're very welcome! I hope you have fun with everything! ♥
spinweaver rated for Turkey ATC on Nov 9, 2012
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Comment: Hello- I love your style! Thank you so much for the pair of ATCs and the bit of plaid ribbon~ so different and interesting!
Response: Thank you! My alleged "style " is "all over the map" better known as "eclectic to a fault". 6_9 LOL!
dreadlady rated for Vintage ATC w/ a Bicycle #2 on Nov 8, 2012
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Comment: The card is fantastic! I love it so much, it's a great addition to my collection! AND I wish I could give you a million hearts for that brilliant ATC template. It's already come in so handy, and I just could give you a hug for making my life that much easier! Best. Gift. Ever.
Response: YAY! I try to read profiles every time. ♥ I grew up looking at a lot of old hand-colored photographs, so I came up with a four step process to imitate the antique photos. People hand colored a lot before there was color photography and a lot of the time it was a job that went to women. ☺
pynart2 rated for Trees ATC on Nov 8, 2012
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Comment: Love the Trees, what a nice treat. Also Thank you for the extras a nice touch. Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season.
Response: That was a fun trade idea. I had a great time working on that one! ☺ ☺ ☺
vick302000 rated for Vintage ATC w/ a Bicycle #2 on Nov 6, 2012
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Comment: Love the ATC and thank you so much for the acrylic piece. I am going to keep it for something special.
Response: I use it as a template to view find areas of photos, patterned paper, magazine pages, etc. I place the clear piece and trace around the outside and cut out the section I want for ATCs. :)
vanneparis rated for Vintage ATC w/ Eiffel Tower #4 on Nov 6, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much Shellie!!! I love it!!! Thanks for all the extra goodies - I love everything :)
Response: YAY! ♥ I am glad you like it 8)
OlDonut rated for Partially Hand-drawn ATC on Nov 3, 2012
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Comment: Your ATC is great, Im lovin the layers
Response: Thank you so much! Thai mulberry bark Unryu paper and tissue paper are great for layers.
suzanne33 rated for Mixed Media ATC on Nov 1, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much-I realy like it and the glitter is perfect for the subject!
Response: Oh you have the other Indian bride colored pencil drawing! Those did not scan well. I should have photographed them. I was really excited about that pair. Thank you!
KatrinaAlana rated for Watercolor ATC - All levels on Oct 31, 2012
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Comment: Awesome shark ATC and thanks for the extra ATC!
Response: Thank you! I liked a photograph I found with a view looking up at the shark.
sojourner rated for Partially Hand-drawn ATC on Oct 30, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for a fabulous card. I enjoy knowing what supplies were used.◕‿◕
Response: Great! I am having a lot of fun with multi-media lately. ^_^
Lilyluzkay rated for All White ATC Swap on Oct 30, 2012
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Comment: This ATC is beautiful! I really like the egyptian card you sent it in too. Thank you! :)
Response: Thank you!
Betsi rated for Let's Trade ATCs on Oct 30, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for putting the TRADING back in ATCs. :) Love my new cards; sorry I didn't leave a heart at first - I meant to, I must have hit Save Rating before I was done.
Response: Um, you're welcome? LOL ☺
racheledj rated for Winter ATC Swap on Oct 29, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the two ATCs. I love photography ATCs, but I get so few of them, maybe I should start making my own and host a swap. o.o I also love the watercolor cardinal. I don't have enough patience for watercolor, but I sure do love the results! Thanks!
Response: Nothing stands out in winter like a nice redbird!
v3821 rated for ~Free Theme ATC~ on Oct 24, 2012
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Comment: Thanks so much!!
Response: @v3821 You're welcome! Check out the two swaps I'm hosting, too!
cbzcando rated for Mixed Media ATC: Clock on Oct 24, 2012
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Comment: Great ATCs - love them both! Thanks for brightening up my day :)
Response: YAY! I am really enjoying hand colouring black and white photos.
pandakitty rated for Let's Trade ATCs on Oct 24, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for all the ATCs
Response: You're very welcome! ♥
AmookIslandCreations rated for Art Collage on Oct 24, 2012
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Comment: Shellie, This Swap is nothing less than fine art and is absolutely perfect! I am blown away by your attention to detail and craftsmanship! Thank you too for the extra stamps and ribbon. Thanks for the blessings of love and energy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: I would give you 10,000 hearts and stars if that were an option!
Response: @AmookIslandCreations That's just the Swedish Fish talking. ^.^' Get fine art from fine artist. I'm so glad you like it! I hope the piece of shell and Chinese buttons stayed on the front. I mummified the frame in the box with all that tape and wrapping. 8D The shell is from Montrose Beach, Chicago. So now you have a piece of Lake Michigan! Here is how the background was partially made. I've been using this technique like mad since I learned it: http://shellielewis.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/785474751/ I up the level my mottling colors on the background before the dispersion technique. It gets intense if you do many layers and work with transparency: http://shellielewis.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/2160815495/ I have also added other layers with spray paint: http://shellielewis.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/8558125173/ Better example here: http://shellielewis.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/circuit-board-assemblage-painting/
vanneparis rated for Mixed Media ATC: Clock on Oct 24, 2012
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Comment: Thanks Shellie!! They are both really beautiful!!! -Vanne
Response: YAY! I am in another of your swaps, so I think I have a refinement to that process which I tried for the first time on the clock ATC. The source file is morgueFile open source here: http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/229362 I inverted and manipulated the original. I contribute stock to morgueFile and deviantART. ♥ ♥ ♥
LindaTemple rated for Let's Trade ATCs on Oct 23, 2012
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Comment: Wow! I sure hit the jackpot! Thanks so much for sending SIX beautiful ATCs. I like every one of them.
Response: I read your profile & felt you would like those specifically! Certain ones I wanted to stay together. ♥
Samettinyytti rated for All White ATC Swap on Oct 23, 2012
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Comment: Wow, this is so cool! Thank you.
Response: I am going to put thread on all of them in this series. I really like how that one came out.
KatarinaNavane rated for Mixed Media ATC: Clock on Oct 22, 2012
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Comment: lovely work, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Each one came out a little different. :)
suemick15 rated for Private Shellie and Sue on Oct 19, 2012
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Comment: Shellie, Thanks so much for sending both a thick and a thin template. I am very pleased and look forward to using them.(We both sent zebras... how about that?!) Thanks for swapping. Best! Sue
Response: Yay! I like mine a lot. I keep it in a plastic container with cutting tools and card back. It was a huge help with patterns like the Italian marble hand made paper I used in a series.
paperlover rated for 5 Autumn twinchies - 1 partner on Oct 19, 2012
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Comment: Your inchies and twinchies were just beautiful. You are very talented. Thank you so much!
Response: You're super welcome! I hope they fine a fun home in a project or similar. 8D I walked around the block to get the model leaves!
luv2kraft rated for 3 flower twinchies on Oct 18, 2012
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Comment: Absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much,I have just the frame for them.
Response: Aw, that's so nice!! @[email protected] I leave the backs black because people can glue them onto other things, too. ![](http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8087484094_be15d7cb7e.jpg)
trollop rated for Mixed Media ATC on Oct 17, 2012
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Comment: It's beautiful! thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I learned painting small scale is a lot easier than small scale color pencils. ^.^'
ladonnatwinmom rated for Witches ATC # 2 on Oct 16, 2012
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Comment: AMAZING! LOVE the witch and the Orchids are awesome! I love flowers. Thanks so much!
Response: YAY! I love antique post cards.
Wenturner71 rated for Witches ATC # 2 on Oct 15, 2012
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Comment: Very cool image! It looks like the original and not a scan! Thank you!
Response: I scanned 300 dpi resolution and printed the detail on a professional photo printer. I put on gold paint on the wand! ♥ The original is really nice. If you know how to handle res and have good printing, you avoid banding and pixelation. I'm totally loving learning digital. :D
happypup rated for ATC Sea horse USA ONLY on Oct 11, 2012
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Comment: Absolutely lovely atc - and i could definitely tell you put a lot of time into it. It is really gorgeous. Thank you.
Response: Thank you so much! ♥ The secret to watercolour: paint in layers with dry time between.
mummsie rated for ATC Asian-oriental USA ONLY on Oct 8, 2012
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Comment: Yes, I could tell you took alot of time on it. It's very pretty.
Response: Thank you!
lcool5476 rated for Sticker Swap on Oct 7, 2012
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Comment: thank you for the beautiful stickers
Response: YAY! I'm glad you liked them.
Wenturner71 rated for ATC Asian-oriental USA ONLY on Oct 6, 2012
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Comment: Absolutely gorgeous! One of my favorites! Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you so much! I am glad you like it. The draftsmanship is stolen from Japanese ukiyo-e master Torii Kiyonaga circa 1760s. ♥ I took liberties with the colours and background.
doulakk rated for Sender's Choice: 6 Inchies on Oct 4, 2012
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Comment: Wow, thanks for the extras!!!
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad you like them. ♥
goodie2shoes rated for ATC Sea horse USA ONLY on Oct 4, 2012
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Comment: your atc is gorgeous ~ you are a very talented artist; is looks like it could swim right off the page - thank you for a great swap:)
Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad you are happy with the seahorse.
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Comment: Very nice, elegant twinchies! Also love the bonus inchies that you sent! Way beyond swap requirements! Happy to trade with you anytime! Thank you so much!
Response: YAY! I am so glad you liked them. A set was easy to make and made sense so you could use them for pages in scrapbooking. I am totally nuts about papers.

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