Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Carolyn for the (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ AT🅲🅾🅸🅽 that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. You are so talented. It is so gorgeously elegant! I love the vintage Victorian theme, muted pastel colors, turquoise gem! Thank you!💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful envelopes! And all the extra goodies! I can't wait to use them in my future swaps. The little dog stationary reminds me of my dog biscuit and I'm so thrilled! Happy swapping and take care! Hope you continue to have sunny days :)
Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful swap you put together for me - way beyond the requirements! I loved your butterfly card, colorful handmade envelopes, & vintage postage. Reaching out to women around the world to show God’s love is the way to go. Blessings to you, my friend.
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ again Carolyn for another *˛˚ღ •˚ 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap. This time it is for a gorgeous ATC. It reminds me of my Silkie feathers! Stunning! It is always a pleasure and a privilege to your partner. I 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 it! Awwww there are more 🅿🆁🅰🆈🅴🆁 🅲🅰🆁🅳🆂 in here! *Squeals with happiness* I 𝓷𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻 get tired of these. The Irish Blessing is amazing! I smile ever time I read it. I store all of your precious cards in my keepsake prayer card album. This was such a personal and thoughtful gift. It is priceless! I am forever touched. I am truly humbled and honored to have been your partner. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз xoxo Lora
Comment: oooo pretty deco! I am already thinking about the possibilities! Awww thank you for the Wreck-It Ralph postcard and scripture memo sheets. You spoil me. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. You never disappoint. Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Comment: 🆃🅷🅰🅽🅺 🆈🅾🆄 for the beautiful prayer cards (I absolutely ᏝᎧᏉᏋ these) and for the gorgeous deco. I know 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒍𝒚 what I am going to draw! I cannot wait to decorate it and pass it on. Super excited! Fun swap!
Comment: Thanks! I really like the pink metal piece on your ATC. It had detached during the trip here, but I used some double sided tape to reconnect it. Thanks also for the nice card and the cute paper bits.
Comment: Thank you for the Cardinal themed Holiday Card, right down to the Cardinal on the postage stamp! So awesome! And thanks for all the lovely orange goodies! The diecuts are wonderful, and the orange papers will be perfect to add to projects! But I LOVE LOVE LOVE those orange and gold butterflies! So pretty! Thank you for such a lovely package!!!
Comment: Carolyn, I am thrilled with the adorable "best friend" ATC you made for me! I wasn't given the gift of drawing and painting beyond a grade school level, but I have been gifted with the ability to appreciate the wonderful work of other artists...and I SO appreciate your gift! Bowser is just darling, and I thank you for him, as well as for the massive pile of gorgeous extras you sent along (the llama greeting card...my heart!). Thank you for being a most wonderful swap partner! (ETA: did you cross stitch the little star? On perforated paper? You ROCK, my dear!!!)
Comment: Oh my Carolyn...what a wonderful swap!! I love everything. You are so talented as seen in these incredible tags. Thanks so much for all of the extras especially the red 3s. They mean so much to me😊❤️😊
Comment: What a lovely deco and a sweet card note that came with it. Thank you for the extras! Your cursive is lovely and I'm very jealous, haha. I hope the rest of your fall has some sunny days before the snow comes.
Comment: Got it! Holy guacamoley!! I waited till today (last day) to mail out mine. Your good girl! I'm going to wait to open my envies. I know all will be amazing. Thank you so much. Happy holidays! 🎃🦃🎄
Comment: Hi Carolyn, thanks for a wonderful swap and for sharing the card you had had for a number of years, I love it!! I have had many kitties but never a black and white kitty :( so I love this card!! Thanks for the flowers and for the wonderful art envelope!! Love the art envelope!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope of file folders and ephemera! I love how you wrapped it up like a present and those little heart diecuts from tissue paper are too sweet. Thanks for such a nice swap.
Comment: Thank you so much, these are wonderful! I am keeping them together as a set. I would not want to use it as a bookmark. I use big binders and sports album collector pages to keep my mail art collection together.
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. I'm glad you liked the theme. Thank you for the wonderful ATC & all the goodies. Grayson was sooooo happy to receive his ATC's & goodies too! You are so sweet to think of us & you really made our day. It is always a pleasure swapping with you. Take care & have a great day :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the deco. This one looks like it will be lots of fun. You always spoil me with fun stamped images and Disney ephemera! This vintage little Disney playing card is just to adorable! Yep, lots to have fun with in my journal! 💗💗💗
Comment: Carolyn, OMG the package you sent was OVER THE TOP! If I could rate you 100 stars I would. You so totally went above and beyond on this swap, the packaging was beautiful, your images were beautiful, the way you put the items in envelopes! I am floored! You also have taught me ways I need to do so much more on my own swaps! Thank you so much, it was such a blessing and joy to open. Have a wonderful fall!!!
Comment: WOW! I can't believe that someone made a deco with 51 pages. I can't imagine how many years it will take for the deco to get full and sent home. The thickness is definitely a handicap since its already at package rate. Thanks for the beautiful envelopes.
Comment: Thank you for the fun envelopes and all of the goodies that were inside those envelopes! I can tell you read my profile and sent things I like. That is wonderful!! I hope you have a blessed day.
Comment: First I want to thank you for that wonderful spring garden drawing on that lovely collage! Loved the “stitched” edge... but to add that heart note and those great images .. well please accept my heartfelt thanks! Great swap
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely envelopes! I love the orange ones, of course!!! The little ones are cute and will work perfect for tucking little surprises inside! Thanks as well for packaging it all up so prettily and including the 3-D butterfly stickers!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun decos and stickers. I love the paper you made the envelope out of. I am saving some of it for a future journal or deco book. Thank you for the stickers too they are so pretty. <3
Comment: Wasn't this the cutest theme for an atc swap? Your card was so profile perfect. I loved it. I also was in need of a few more images for some cards I was working on, so that you for the extra add ins. I needed a tea cup and vintage ladies.
Comment: Love the envelopes and the collage items, Carolyn! The bubble wrap one is so cool! The natural sponge makes an interesting pattern! Thank you so much! (Think I'll see if I can fool my great-nephew with the play money!) Haven't been to Sweet Home in years. Maybe it's time for a road trip!
Comment: Carolyn, thank you very much for the lovely bird/nest pocket letter. I love it! Each little image is so vintage and pretty! And, I love all the cute embellishments on the front of the pocket letter. Very nice swap!
Comment: Such a great ATC! Love the quote :) This is the largest variety of pretty tissue paper - I'm so happy! Thank you also for the 3 of hearts cards and yellow envelope. You spoiled me and made my day!! Thank you so much :)
Comment: I had to chuckle today when I opened your adorable envelope & notecard and saw your cute ATC coin! There isn’t a moon & stars anywhere on it, lol! It’s absolutely beautiful & I love it! Thank you so much! The extras are nice, too! ❤️
Comment: I love all the bright and bold colors you choose to use. Thank you for so many cards! I wish I could give you more than one heart :) I too will be using this technique more often- such great backgrounds!
Comment: It is always a treat to receive a swap from you! Thank you for a lovely mini pocket letter - aren't they fun?! I look at them like they're all season advent calendars - love finding the surprises inside.
Comment: Yes! You created the swap exactly how I envisioned it to be. Expressing yourself and showing what you love. Which BTW I really enjoyed and you did a terrific job! I especially like the Jane Austen, wildlife, and mail pockets... actually I like them all! Thank you for sharing you with me and for the beautiful butterflies.
Comment: Hi neighbor!!! Haven't been to Sweet Home in years but remember really liking the area! I enjoyed your letter and love the atc! Thank you! And thanks for all the goodies - the bookmark is going in the book I'm reading right now - "Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven"!
Comment: Like you, I thought a mandala was only an artistic design. I will complete a page in the deco, probably witha mandala for a coloring book. I was thinking of drawing one based on the symbol of the Triune God but then saw that the design is also assoociated with witchcraft.
When I was in elementary school we spend a lot of time drawing designs with our compasses. I guess they could also be considered mandalas.
Thank you for all the extras.
Comment: Carolyn! Thank you for all the interesting great green goodies! Lots here to play with this weekend. Always a fun challenge to use what others have sent to me in projects. Whee, let the fun begin! Thanks again.
Comment: Hi Carolyn, I really enjoyed reading your letter; it's so nice that you took the time to write. OMG, I am loving your little mini P.L. Thank you! The kitty images are so cute. You did a great job! I adore the kitty washi tape you used! Thanks for the goodies as well. Love the charms and trims.
Comment: OMG! I just love the coins you sent. The duck is sooo cute & the sacred heart coin is amazing!! Thank you so much for the key & the Liberty coin is awesome. I guess I lucked out & got 3 coins in this swap - LOL! Everything was wrapped up & presented so nicely too. Thanks again & take care :)
Comment: Thank you so much for such a BEAUTIFUL all white Christmas card! I love the trees on it! So pretty! Thank you as well for all the awesome orange extras! I do love the color orange! Those tiny washi tapes are adorable! May you and yours have a very Happy Christmas!!!
Comment: Hi Carolyn I love the Cow and the cat coins, thanks so much!! The extras in the little ribbon tie envelope are so cute!! I love the cards and the other extras too, thanks so much for a lovely swap!! Merry Christmas!!
Comment: What a delighful swap you sent to me! I never read any of the books you did. I will have to look this up for sure! I also enjoyed the extras! I will surely use them! Your Christmas card was beautiful too! I love this time of year! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras! I too like the compilation books just started one “An Old Fashion Christmas”. Have you ever read O’Henry’s The Gift if the Magi? It’s a favorite of mine! Happy reading and Merry CHRISTmas!
Comment: Thank you for the fun pc! And I'm not ready for Christmas either! Try not to watch too many crafty videos, you'll end up starting too many projects to finish in time, lol....the voice of experience speaks:)
Comment: Hi Carolyn! I enjoyed reading your pc and learning about the weather there! The leaves are really changing colors here and looking so pretty! I am not really ready for fall but it is here anyway! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Hi sweet Carolyn! Yes ma'am you couldn't be more right - a bit 'o' rain was much needed up here! Thank you as always for the adorable deco and you always send such fun extra goodies. Thank youuuuuu
Comment: What a wonderful card and all the extras! Thank you so much. I will enjoy using the heart swing cards and even re-purposing your note card:) Nice papers on your belly band card. I love everything you sent along! Hope you enjoy your time in this group and we swap together again soon:)
Comment: Hello Neighbor!! Thank you for the lovely flower card & all the goodies that you sent for this swap; much appreciated!! We've been on an Air Hazard alert for weeks; hope you guys are not getting as hard hit by the smoke as we are!! Thanks, again=)
Comment: (((Carolyn!!!))) EEEEEEE!!! You are such a sweetheart! Thank you for the adorable deco, and ALL the you spoil me rotten goodies! I loves me the irish washi and the diecuts are to die for. Unfortunately, yes, we are definitely getting the smoke from the wildfires. Breaks my heart for those closer to them in this unrelenting heat with no rain. :( Bless your heart for your kindness, it's always a pleasure. Hugs, Dina
Comment: Love the green atcs although the dancers are my favorite. Wish my legs worked like that lol. Also thank you so much for the extras will definitely be used except the PC thats all mine for my collection. Oh and I would love to see the baby quails! Only babies I've seen in our woods are the Turkey's which aren't really that cute just noisy.
Comment: I’ve just relished all the lovelies that sent for this swap! The tags are so pretty! Great stamps. Thank you also for the sweet extras...cards that I’ll use with care and pics both vintage and of delicacies. Wonderful Swap! If only I could grant you two hearts. Happy Swaps:)
Comment: I like trying new things as well.. the “rub-on” was great .. the other one was as well... the quotes were perfectly clever and added so much ... loved them both!! Those extra images were very generous and I loved the pc with the tragic tzar Nicholas ... thank you so much
Comment: A million hearts! Your ATC is absolutely gorgeous...and it's mine now and it's so me!! Love your splatter affect. Thanks also for all the great extra goodies. All packaged up so cute and in a yellow envelope...made my weekend!
Comment: I love the ATC you made for me. It is such nice work that I decided to send you an invite to my EASU group that swaps ATC's. Hope you'll join us. I teared up when I saw the dog tags you included. I am so touched that you sent them to me. Each one means the world to me & will stay with me forever. Thanks again & take care :)
Response: Thank you so much for your kind Thank you for your kind comments. Thanks also for inviting me to your group. I declined only because of the hosting requirement since doing that is out of my comfort zone.
Comment: dearest Carolyn, thank you for my beautiful envelopes! Love the one with the Beehive, I'm keeping that one.
Thank you for the beautiful flowers embellishments and the charm, I'll be using them when I Journal.
Have a great week and many blessings to you all.
Comment: Hi Carolyn. WOW what a wonderful package you have sent to me! The cute cat ATC and everything else. You really went above and beyond!! The Just Cards magazine is great. It doesn't matter when it came out, there are a lot of great ideas in it. I can't stop looking at it. Thank you so much for everything! 😘
Comment: A big Hello to a former North Dakotan! The calendar says Spring but we still have snow and are expecting more!! You probably remember our long winters-one day or two of spring and then boom-it's summer and hot! You really sent me a special set of envelopes. So pretty and varied but then to have enclosures in each of them! And stickers for the addressing-I love the tissue paper, and here is my black cat Lenore in one of the envelopes. Thank you so much for making this a happy mail day for me-thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the pretty envelopes. I love the different varieties and sizes. I also love the extra polka dot paper and butterfly die cuts - they will go to good use!! :-) Great swap!
Comment: EEEEE!!! Hi Carolyn! What an absolutely HAPPY fun envie of goodies! The images are gorgeous (I love the religious items!), the fun washi (that shark is COOL!) the stickers and what gorgeous washi! Thank you so much for joining in my swap. Terrific swap
Comment: ((Carolyn!!)) Oh my gosh! What a beautiful card (I love that the story behind Joy to the world is included! the washi is GORGEOUS, and the extra emphemera and backgrounds are PERFECT. Thank you so much. What a wonderful swap!
Comment: Hi Carolyn ! Received your package today. Thank you for all you sent. You didn't have to send 2 ornaments. But thank you and I love them! Also, love the craft items and Christmas card. Thank you for those as well. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for my lovely envelopes, I'm going to enjoy using all of them. Thank you for the die cuts and the lovely Henry James excerpt, I'm using that on my journal. Again, thanks a lot & Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Cutest card. Our flowers havenâ€™t even begun to come back after Irma. All the trees, bushes and landscaping in general really took a beating. Today we were trying to decide what color flowering bushes we should put in.(hibiscus). I think we are going red or orange.This card really made me smile.
Response: I'm so happy you were pleased. Red and orange hibiscus sound lovely. Best wishes.
Comment: Most fantastic swap!! The jar is a work of art all on it's own. I can't wait to use all the tiny treasures you sent (but I also don't want to empty the jar!). The extras you sent just put this above and beyond! I spent almost an hour opening and examining everything. If not for a rumbling stomach, I could have spent much longer. Thank you!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the swap. I love these color themed jars and can't wait to do the next one. Thanks for the kind words.
Comment: OMGosh!!!! I am over-whelmed! This package is amazing! Love everything! One heart is not enough. Thank you,thank you,thank you!
(My swap friend who does paper crafts is trying to the scissors from me. Not happening)
Comment: Hello Carolyn,
Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness toward me with regards to the generous amount of supplies you sent me for this swap. I love everything. I look forward to using the supplies to create further pieces of art. Thank you so much for the variety of items and for some of the unique items you sent me. Thank you for everything!!!
Comment: I am totally speechless at the package you sent me. You completely spoiled me with so many wonderful goodies. Thank you so much! I expect I will be papercrafting with them for a long time to come ðŸ’–ðŸ˜ŠðŸ’–
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the encouraging feed back. ðŸŒ¸ðŸŒ»ðŸŒ·
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for the fabulous swap!!!
I LOVE the birds you found for the ATCs and i'm excited to try the teas. (Also, thank you for the crossword puzzle, you are the first person to actually send me one!) :)
Response: You are sure welcome! I appreciate your great feedback. ðŸ˜ƒ
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card, your kind words and awesome stickers! I LOVE all of them and the ones that were handmade are beautiful and unique! Great swap, put a smile on my face, thanks again! ðŸ’•
Response: You are very welcome1 I appreciate your kind words. ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Stunning ATCs! I love the colors and themes! I'm trying to figure out how you did the backgrounds-- combinations of stamps, painting, and stencils, maybe? I love the extras, too! Thank you so much!
Response: Your feedback is very welcome and helpful. Yes, I did a mixed media background as you thought. Best wishes! ðŸŒ¼ðŸŒ»ðŸŒ·
Comment: Thank you very much for your ATCs. I think you did them just right! I am not sure if it was supposed to, but the one sticker looks just like Barbara Eden from "I dream of Jeannie". I appreciate the extras you included as well. Thanks for swapping!
Response: Thank you for the feedback. I thought that one sticker looked like "Jeannie" too. I'm glad you liked the swap. Cheers!
Comment: 10 million hearts!!! You sweet, sweet lady! You sent me a beautiful handkerchief for my collection! I love it so much! It made my day. Everything you sent was awesome. I can tell that you put a lot of thought and effort into it. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Response: I'm so glad you were pleased. Thank you for a great response!ðŸ˜ƒ
Comment: Thanks so much for the profile based things you sent!! I really like them! They will go well with the things I'm putting together! You're becoming one of my favorite swap partners! haha â˜ºï¸ðŸŒº
Comment: If if I could rate a million hearts I would do so! Your envelopes really made my day! They will serve as an inspiration while I become more creative with my own envelope making. I love them all but I really love the fact that you put so much heart into this swap.I love the extras as well. You knocked this swap out of the park! I had had a crummy day but when I got your happy mail my brought joy to my heart and a smile to my face. You made all the crummy go away and the day was made great again! Thanks so very very much!
Response: You are most welcome and thank you for your kind words!
Comment: Oh Carolyn, this was one of the most fun swaps I've been in in a while. I love everything you sent. My very fav's are the two pretty nc's and the washi tape! Thank you for everything and thanks for decorating the outer envie. :D
Response: You are so welcome, Deborah! I appreciate your kind words. I'm having so much fun sharing.
Comment: Love, Love, Love them! ALL THREE :-)
You get 10 Stars, Applause with a Standing Ovation, a Marching Band with a 21 Gun Salute, and because you gave me not 1, not 2 but THREE BEAUTIFUL ATC's, you get the FIREWORKS too.
God Bless and Thank You :-)
PS: Your artwork is FANTASTIC, LOVE IT!
Response: Thanks a million - you have made my day and given me encouragement to keep sharing! God bless you too - have a super day!ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ¼ðŸŒº