Comment: Wow, such great items in your gorgeous envelope. Been away on holliday for 4 weeks, so I am not exactly sure when it arrived. Hope you did not worry about it. Can't wait to use it in a project. i sew a lot of paper also, so it won't be wasted. Thank you for your generosity ໒(❤‿❤)७
Comment: Holy cow!!! I love receiving swaps from you. The decorated envelope is so cool. The items inside are incredible!! I can't wait to use the party picks to make some cards and junk journal pages. Thank you so much for the incredible swap!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely stickers. I got excited when I saw the vintage style one as it is particularly gorgeous and exactly my taste. So I don't mind at all that you had to cut it. I'm happy you did! I love everything else you sent to me too. So thanks again :)
Comment: You have no idea what your package meant to me. I opened that delightful package and when I saw that stamp set the first stamp I saw said "Hang in There", I almost cried. I have been going through some difficult times and this was just what I needed to see. Thank you for the great package and the encouragement.
Response: I'm so glad that I could bring a little bit of sunshine into a cloudy day. Aren't swaps just absolutely wonderful for that very reason!? I hope things are going much better for you!
Comment: Wow! Fabulous envie & pieces! If I could, I’d give you three hearts!! :D Thank you❤️ BTW... my Dad was a research chemist for the USDA. Invented starch in plastic for biodegradability and retrieving mercury from lake/river water.
Comment: I cannot begin to tell you how delightful opening my envelope was! The postcard IS delightfully ironic and I loved it and all the goodies you sent me, I'm crazy excited to put them to good use! Thank you!
Comment: Oh wow, thank you for such a thoughtfully put together box of magic! I love it all! The art you sent me is AMAZING!!! I can't wait to frame them all and put them on my wall in my craft room! I LOVE mixed media and collage type art. And the fact that these are Alice makes them even more special to me! Thank you thank you thank you! I also love all the other small bits and bobbles you included. Such a fun box to go through!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I really wanted to make sure that I sent things you'd enjoy despite all of it being outside your realm of preferred crafts. And when I saw you were a fellow Alice in Wonderland fan, I knew I had to send some of my art to a new home where it would be loved!
Comment: What a beautiful card!!! I'm not sure I'll be able to part with it. =) There was a sticker on the outside envelope that I loved too, the Yes eye Can sticker. I carefully peeled it off and put it on my laptop. Thank you for an awesome swap!! xo
Comment: Wow! What a delightful surprise to receive such a great swap, not just for the extra kit but for the amazing quality of the card you made! I am keeping this one for myself to save and display!! Maybe I'll try to make one for the hubby! Thanks so much!
Comment: What fun waiting for me when I got home from the hospital! I love the monkey card and all the other goodies you sent. You found really great items for the one word swap C-R-I-S-P. The heart ribbon is beautiful and will be fun to use on a valentine card along with the "interesting elements." Thank you so very much.
Comment: Loved the sheet with the skunk & raccoon, so cute. Really liked the ladybugs and funny cats too. Thanks for being thoughtful about Pepe le Pew. That one wasn't incentive and the rest weren't your typical obnoxious good boy stickers. Thanks for a nice swap. ðŸ˜Š
Comment: OMG - a "5" and a heart just aren't enough for what you've sent! I'm honestly overwhelmed. I was so shocked to find that magazine in the mail - I had it back in '84 and have always regretted losing it! Brings back SO many good memories and it's an absolute treasure. I can't thank you enough - yesterday was such a rough day and finding that in the mail was just amazing! Thank you so much <3
Comment: Ahhhh, thank you for making my evening -- I love all of the stickers you sent, from the Alice fauxstage some of which I've already used to decorate the interior cover of my journal and puffy forest creatures to the lovely Wonder Woman die-cut ones, and I'm happy that you also enjoy Funkos and classic/90s Disney characters :) I wish I could give you more than one heart â™¥
Comment: Wow! I love all the goodies. My favorites are the transparencies and steampunk things. I am sure I will use every last piece in my new journal I am going to start the first of the year. Yay! Thanks so much again!
Comment: Oh my gosh, I feel so spoiled! Thank you so much!!! I just kept pulling out one cool thing after another. Seriously, I love ALL of it! I am so excited to spend the long weekend reading the Tim Holtz book and creating with all the fabulous goodies you sent me. You certainly went WAY above and beyond. Thank you, thank you, thank you! A mountain of vintage hearts for you!
Comment: Hi Courtney :-) . . . . First time having you for a swap partner, so Howdy! . . . Your Exquisite Corpse postcard is fabulous! Such well coordinated elements, and I like how you outlined the overall shape. I love the background a lot! I hope we'll be swap partners again sometime. Thanks for a great swap :-) . . . PS: I love synchronous irony.
Comment: I received a most wonderful package of craft items from you today! I will use everything you included. Also, my kids are beaming because of the additions you added for them. Thanks for making this swap so lovely for me!
Comment: Wow, absolutely love your card! And the background. Everything! :) That "single issue challenge" sounds like fun I should try too! Thanks also for the music recommentation, I will check them out.
Comment: Hi Courtney! That's so strange that you got me again for a sticker swap. They are all awesome, and I don't care if they are duplicate or sticker flakes. I'm really not picky. The envelope you sent them in was really neat. Did you make that yourself? Thanks for the great swap! ~ Janine
Comment: wow you grew up right around Askov! You do know what MN winters are all about. Love the stickers and horse postcard - the others will definitely make me think warm. Altho today is 88 and humid - blugh... Have a great day
Comment: You had us a little worried with you not being logged into swapbot for nearly a month and not clicking sent or answering messages but it was a real treat to get your backgrounds and mail art, thank you so much.
Comment: Hey, Courtney, your so cute decorated package arrived today. Thanks for all the goodies AND the metal charms. You are right...a long ways from craft stores. Thank you for your kindness and your generosity. Keep us in mind anytime you want to destash. My ladies will love it and so will I. Bless your heart.
Comment: I love all of the materials! I'm still sifting through everything in there but am excited to have new supplies especially some that fit my aesthetic but for one reason or another, I may not have found or picked out myself. It is obvious you paid close attention to my profile. Thanks so much!
Comment: The stickers I got were actually amazing. I love the macabre/medical, too, so the bio hazard sticker awesome. And the cats, wow! Especially the ones in clothing! Thank you so much! (If I could rate you higher, I would!) =D
Comment: What an amazing package! You totally hit the nail on the head of coming up with things I like. I can't wait to use this stuff! The brain image x-ray/MRI things are especially cool, if we swap again (and we definitely should) I would love more stuff like that. All of this is totally great though! Thank you so much <3
Response: I would love to do another swap with you! I have TONS of medical related goodies and old xrays from the 70's I can pass along. I made some AMAZING lampshades out of them!
Comment: I agree, purple was a difficult color to find ephemera in, but you did a great job! The inked tape is gorgeous! Love the painted background and the little butterfly! Gorgeous bunch of purple, thanks for a fabulous package and a fun series of swaps! :)
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed doing it :)
Comment: Thanks so much for hosting this series of swaps! They're so fun! I loved going through all my goodies that you sent me -- red is my favorite color! I have lots of ideas now of what to do with the items you sent me. Can't wait for all the rounds to finish :D
Comment: Thank you for the huge de stash box of goodies. So many ideas for things to do now he he and some of the bits and bobs are going to go perfectly with 2 minis im working on atm. Was a gr8 swap to to recieve and I very much enjoyed it thank you <3
Comment: WOW!!! I don't even know where to begin!! You are amazing! thank you so much for everything you have sent! I was sitting there for about hour looking and sorting through it all! That was very nice of you to send me such a wonderful starter kit like that. Very thoughtful!! I saw your card in there and was dying to call and thank you, but chickened out! well, many hearts to you! Thank you so much. Can't wait for you to receive one of my first creations!!! (haven't started yet, but will soon). Thanks again!!
oh! and the DECO TAPE!!! you are GREAT!!! I just cant thank you enough!!
Comment: Well, somebody knows what I like! I was also thrilled to discover you were my partner for this - and hope we'll be able to set up another altered art swap one of these days! Would love to do a block house or a shrine swap...whaddya think? Anyhow, thank you for the thought and detail (right down to choosing J-U-D-Y and A-R-T for the letter cards you sent...) in all the wonderful little collage items. Lots to inspire here!
Comment: I LOVED the hodge podge of goodies!! You did a great job. I love getting all sorts of bits and bobs rather than requesting specific things. There are so many things that I get that inspire me to try new things! Thanks again!
Comment: OH MY GOSH! I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU SENT! HANDS DOWN MY FAVE IS THE "TOE TAG"! LOL Let's hope it was never really used...lol Thank you so much! I appreciate the "extras" as well! I love the golden Asian envie! Super Awesome!
Response: LOL So glad you liked it! Nope, the toe tag has never been used! It's an old one that's been in storage at our office forever! I have a whole bunch of them. And since the year says "19___" it's not really applicable! :)
Comment: Love all of the paper. My favorite though is the one of the chefs, right up my alley. Where did you find them?
Response: I thought you would like that!! It was part of a collage paper collection from DMB. I found it a looong time ago at Michaels and have looked and looked for it since. I've had to resort to looking online, which is where I found a variety of them! It was a paper in a collection of french themed papers and images. I've never used it but it seemed to fit your profile to a T!
Comment: Hi Courtney, thank you so much for such a fun package. Great fun to go thru. Ideas already whirling. And thank you especially for the vintage stuff. Can't get it here.
Coleen in Ukraine
Comment: Thankyou for such a beautiful package! SO DELIGHTFUL! Very much worth the wait. If it was possible, I would give you more hearts. YOU DESERVE MORE HEARTS!
thankyou so much! I will use everything.
Response: Yay!! Thank you for the kind comments. I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: Love, Love, love it. Thank you. I would love to see the others in the series, do you have them posted somewhere?
Response: Not yet, I've been waiting for a nice sunny day to take pictures of them. The cold (and unending) ohio winter isn't cooperating! As soon as I do though, I'll let you know! I'm SOOO glad you liked this! I'm forever grateful for this swap and the inspiration it sparked!!
Comment: oooh-what a stuffed full envie of goodies you sent! wow-i am overwhelmed by all of the unusual and interesting ephemera you chose for me! all of the vintage stuff is my fav! I am excited to use everything in creating! You are such a great & generous swapper! Thank you bunches for everything!! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Oodles of hearts to you! What a wonderful parcel of journal fodder. Thank you so much, and for hosting it. I always feel lucky if I receive from the host in a big swap. I'm looking forward to gluing many of these bits in my books, and on mail art. ~Take care
Comment: Oh my goodness! I LOVE the journal!!! It is AWESOME!!!! You are a fantastic artist! :) Thank you SOOO MUCH!!!! Girl, I am amazed! I would LOVE to do another journal with you again (sometime soon) whenever you're ready for another journal swap! Anyway, thanks so much for a fabulous book! I will treasure it forever :)
Comment: Thank you for all the "stuff" - I really like the postcard and ribbon - I haven't made many paper crafts yet, but I am sure I will find something to do with all the goodies -
T H A N K Y O U !!
Comment: What a great selection of goodies. I will use alot of the items today while working on my swaps. I love the stickers that look like screws. I have a perfect idea for them. Everything is great. Thats for the perfect swap. Hugs, Mona
Comment: As a bard, words rarely fail me... but I was forced to stop, think, and pare down the superlatives that came tumbling to my lips and fingers as I tried to express just how beautiful, powerful, and artistic are the two artworks I received from Courtney. The altered book looks like something out of a Somerset publication, and must have given her more than a few pangs to part with/entrust to the postal system! Richly layered, lush with colour and texture, glowing golden as the Klimt masterpieces which inspired it, every page in 'of Klimt and Queens' is a sparkling treasurehouse. In complete contrast stands the serenity of the altered canvas, in its soft creams and aquas, elegant and graceful, and so masterfully accomplished that my coworker offered quite seriously to buy it off me on the spot... Laurel garlands for your head, dear Coco, to go along with your five, star, and very-well deserved heart. You are a craftswoman and an artist, and I'm honoured to have been able to trade with you!
Comment: Thank you for the AWESOME steampunk themed artpiece, I'm glad you let it go so I could have it. It's going up in my "art gallery" in the living room. Thanks also for all the charms and extras!
Comment: WOW!!!!! You really loaded me up with lots of super goodies. I will be using these supplies forever. The envie was just stuffed full of goodness and I love every little bit. Thanks for being such a grat partner. Hugs and 100 Hearts to you. Mona
Comment: Thank you for the polaroid. I took have a 'pond' at the back of my property and when I first checked it out i was surprised to find out it was several acres and had a circular ring dam built by beavers. Amazing place. All the best!
Comment: I got the stickers! And i love all of them! I dont mind receiving any kind! i can always use all types of stickers! thanks again!!! Such a shame about the post office. I never got a postcard or reminder from them! Got it now! thanks!
Comment: Hi Courtney, Package came in today, and I felt like it was Christmas, what a wonderful selection of goodies...I am not an ATC person, but now, I think that I would like to try it, Also, the package of paper has instructions for a mod podge book..and I just may try it..Thank you so very much..
Comment: AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for the great giant envelope!! The paper edgers are cool, love the stamps and glitter glue and really love all the pretty cardstock! Also love all the embellishments! :)
Comment: Thanks for such a thoughtful swap :) the note you included was super cute, the card with birds on the front is beautiful, and the owl atc is adorable...everything was perfect for me...have a great week :)
Comment: Wow! This was such a great art journal kit and so inspiring. I especially love the tape sampler. That was such a brilliant idea. It was like opening a little treasure chest! I can hardly wait to use it. Thank you for thinking up the idea for this swap. And thank you for sending me such a fabulous kit.
Comment: OMG, if I could give extra hearts ever - THIS would be where!!! OMG this is the most awesome package I have EVER received! Thank you thank you thank you!! I LOVE IT! Especially the wooden box, oh yeah and all these new techniques I gotta try :) Thank you so much babe I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3
Comment: Thank you for the great envie stuffed full of cool things. I really like all the clip art you sent. The art deco, the black & white and several of the others. All of it is perfect for my crafting. Thank you.Hugs, Mona
Iam sooo spoiled! I love everything and there was just soo much to go through.
i can tell a lot of thought and time went into this, thank you so so much! I got tons of ideas of things to make as i was going through all my goodies, i think i'll go get started!
Comment: Thank You ! The art piece is AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME. Iâ€™d give more hearts if I could. I LOVE creature x-41. The texture from the modeling paste is so cool. I LOVE it and the epoxy. Iâ€™ve seen epoxy used in artwork in magazines but Iâ€™ve never gotten around to trying it. Thank so much you really made my day.
Comment: Fantastic! I was in ecstasy just running my eyes through the fabulous colours, textures,variety of wonderful things to work with. As to the substrates - I'm honoured to become part of your mannequin project (what a wonderful idea!) and the canvas is not at all intimidating. I think we are definitely on the same page as to how we like to work, so I'm expecting this to be a fantastically fun project.
Are those rubber stamps for ME? I can't believe how generous you were with the supplies! I'll feel guilty over anything I can't possibly incorporate and send back to you.... :)
Next - deciding on an art-making time and setting up the return swap....
Comment: I love this card!! Did you shellac it after painting it? It looks so shiny! And thanks so much for the extras! Where on earth did you find the Alice and White Rabbit paper? I love it! blessings, Gypsy
Comment: thanks Courtney - the rabbit is great!!what did you use on the surface to make it shiny? What are the pieces of "glass" over the rabbit made of? It's really cool.
Thanks for the extras too - I'll use them for the next few Wonderland swaps
Response: They're mica tiles. I absolutely LOVE them! A company called USQuest makes them. You can separate the sheets to the desired thickness and transparency. Great stuff!
Comment: What an excellent package! I like it all. Thanks for sending buttons, papers, stickers, brads and ribbons that I didn't have already. And thanks for the gel pens - they're beautiful. And I love the seaglass! Happy New Year and Good Swapping!
Comment: Courtney, thanks a million for all the wonderful stuff you sent me! I love everything! I really appreciate you picking out things based on my profile!The envie certainly was stuffed! :) Can't wait to start incorporating this stuff into my artwork! Margs xo
Comment: Thank you very much for the cool collaged box. I love the images and the colors. You really packed alot of stuff inside and I can't wait to try it out. I'm sure it took quite awhile to put together and I appreciate it.
Comment: I love everything, thank you so much! I will definitely be using these things in my crafts. If you'd ever like to do a private swap for some of the bigger things you talked about, let me know.
Comment: Great atc. what is it coated with and did you add the token pr was it there originally? Thank you thank you thank you!
Response: I coated it with a spray on finishing gloss (triple thick) by Plaid. I found the token while walking thru the woods one day and have been holding on to it for a year or so wondering what to do with it. Once I read your profile I figured it was the perfect addition! I'm so glad you liked it!