Comment: Your ATC was right on the money, I have a tortie who hates it when I talk to her, the other 2 love it. I think of her saying this very thing to me!
And the look on your might've cute purrfectly!
Response: That look says it all, doesn’t it? I wish I could say that to some people, too 😀
Comment: I totally get what you mean. I retreat in to books, and art. Thank you for the ATC, and for always playing in the Mega swaps. I love the steady stream of ATC's also and each is so different, and wonderful.
Comment: Thanks so much for wonderful items! That great typewriter stamp reminds me of my high school typing class with a room full of humming and rat-tat-tats! Love the robot stickers and sweet envelope seals - all in that lovely moon stamped bag!
Comment: Love, Love, Love this coin! I’m going to HOLD ON to this one forever WOW!
Thank You! -- You get: --
100 Hearts, 100 Stars, a Resounding round of Applause with a Standing Ovation, A Marching Band, Fireworks, and a 21 Gun Salute, The Hallelujah Chorus – WOW – the Nomination for the entire spectrum of Art Awards, A Coke, A Smile and a Bag of CHIPS!!! – YES, Your ATCoin is All of THAT to me 😊 Thank You for one of the Greatest Swaps Ever!!! God Bless!!!🙏
Response: I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for the Coke, smile and bag of chips! 😄
Comment: Lovely ATCoin! This is the very first one I've gotten! Thanks for the cute little seals too :) I hope your KonMari efforts are successful....I feel like a hot mess right now with everything pulled out of everywhere...but I've been saying my respectful goodbyes to lots of things and soon it'll be nothing but Zen around here ;)
Comment: bonnie! this is so cool... love the girls and your style...and you are right about the tim holtz figures...I love using them and I love getting them...they add a lot to a card...thank you for sending a couple along with the atc. and yes it is pretty hot here as well. stay cool...I am doing my best as well!~
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the lovely comments. This summer heat is making me really appreciate a nice cool breeze :)
Comment: I love it all, Bonnie. The Christmas card made me chuckle and I loved your note inside. How rewarding your volunteering must be! I've often thought of how difficult it would be for me to move to a country with dramatically different customs and a language I didn't understand. I am in awe of people who do it. Your ATC was brilliant as well. Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! The volunteering has been an eye opener, for sure. Very humbling seeing a person’s ability to adapt. Have a great week end!
Comment: Thank you for the great card! Thank you, also, for the washi, snowflake stickers, and the bag with the bear on it! That fox washi is too cute! Sorry for the late rating! I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!
Response: Happy holidays to you, too! â„ï¸â˜ƒï¸â„ï¸
Comment: Got it! Will update when I open! :)
Edit Dec 21: Love the alligator card and all the goodies it holds! Super cute washi and seals. Cool postcard and paper :) It was perfect that I opened yours today, as you mentioned the story about the truck you saw with the "just married 40 years ago" sign...as we are in Charleston celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary today! So that was a happy coincidence! Thank you so much! ðŸ’œ
Response: Enjoy and hope you are keeping warm â„ï¸â˜ƒï¸â„ï¸
Comment: Thank you! *edit* Dec 22 you write the best notes to accompany these advent envelopes! Thanks for that, and for the assortment of goodies... postcard, washi, and even an ice skater postage stamp to go with your story!
Response: Last round - went fast! Enjoy your envies ðŸŽ„
Comment: Thanks for the sweet kitty clause envelope! *edit* Dec11 --- Aw and a cute woofer inside... Love the pattern of the stencil! It's cool you have a hometown, that's one thing I missed out on and wish I didn't. Born in Frankfurt Germany and it is dear to me but not 'Home'... ah well!
Comment: Bonnie, thank you for the well-executed ATC. I love the palette, the text , the border,...All of it ! I also appreciate the note, the paper "companions" and how neat everything was. A wonderful swap. Sue
Response: Iâ€™m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)
Comment: Thank you! Fun envelope :) Is it orienteering paper? This will go onto my Christmas tree with the others to wait for December.
Edit Dec 12: Cute stickers!! And great washi samples too! I like that copper! Thank you!
Response: Ooh, I learned something new (orienteering - cool). Itâ€™s a field map. Is that what they use? I just liked the looks of it ðŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you so much. I can't wait to start opening these... but I will wait... I will. Update: opened December 3rd, domino washi and an adorable gnome. I just stuck the stamp on an outgoing letter. Thanks again.
Response: Advent calendars/swaps are fun but I know what you mean. I want to open them right now :)
Comment: I knew with you as my partner I was in for a special swap ... and you didn't disappoint! Cute envelope, INCREDIBLE eclipse postage stamp (my first), excellent quote greeting card. I love the ATC. Perfect theme, beautiful color palette, fun techniques. Thank you so much for the details on how it was created. And then you top everything off with an elephant Cavallini postcard. Wowie Zowie! <3 x 100! ðŸ˜
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It was nice swapping with you again ðŸ˜€. I love those eclipse stamps, too. Interactive postage - genius idea. Thanks for the wonderful comments. Have a great weekend!
Comment: I am so sorry for the delay in rating. I absolutely loved the beautiful card...It is on my wall by my desk. I 100% thought I rated you (I always rate ASAP). It was perfect and deserves â™¥â™¥â™¥!
Comment: first I want to thank you for sending info on your technique...I love hearing how swappers achieve a certain look...very wonderful atc. love the quote and composition..great card..thank you as well for the wings...so nice...your note card by the way, was amazing...and I will be recycling it...thanks for a very super swap
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And thank you for such nice comments. Made my day :)
Comment: Great ATC-love the house shape(will be fun addition to my collection) and all the details-collage is my favorite medium! And a super thanks for the extra tissue paper-it is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for such an interesting card. I especially love the border made of stamped tuxedo kitties. It reminds me of my late Mr. Bob who passed in January due to cancer. I was so engrossed with the message side of the card that I totally forgot to look at the picture side until I laid it down on the table. I really like the African bird as well. Thank you for such an awesome PC.
Response: I'm glad you liked the PC and I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Bob. Pets are so sweet to us inferior humans.
Comment: What a surprise envelope and what a beautiful bird Atc. Thank you so much! Also thanks for all the extra inside, so sweet of you and the envelope was also beautiful.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful week :)
Comment: Hello Bonnie,
Thank you for your lovely ATC you created for me for this swap. I love the use of napkins. I love how you used materials from packages you received in the mail. This ATC will be a great addition to my ATC Collection.
Comment: Thank you for such a delightful envelope. I'm looking forward to using the embellishments that you so thoughtfully sent my way. I would consider myself very fortunate to receive a swap from you again.
Response: That's so nice to hear! Thank you for your kind comments. Looking forward to swapping with you again soon :)
Comment: Thanks Bonnie, I love your ATC's. I smiled when I opened my mailbox today because I recognized your envelope (and your stamps crack me up!)
Thanks for the awesome used postage stamps, I'll put them to good use.
Response: That's nice to hear! Hope to swap again soon :)
Comment: Bonnie: Love the Walt postage stamp person ATC you sent me. He's wonderful and fits perfectly. And who doesn't love Walt Disney?? I love doing these postage stamp people as well. Cheers! Laurie
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Cheers back to you :)
Comment: I love my card and I see the all the hard work that you put into it..I have torn up so many napkins trying to do what you did here..It looks amazing in my latest collection book,,great extras too,,,Thank you so very much
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I've been using napkins a lot lately. Thanks for hosting :)
Comment: Bonnie, thank you for the really cool ATC inside a beautiful notecard! I liked your explanatory note and love the title of your card--it adds an extra layer of depth and cool factor to the card. :) I am really pleased to add this beauty to my collection--many thanks!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your lovely comments :)
Comment: Ohhh my dear, what an absolutely heartwarming surprise. I didn't look to see who was sending to me so imagine my surprise when today's mail call held an envelope of happiness from you :-) I LOVED everything, your kind "woohoo" notecard, the cool retro pc's and love the cute doggie stickers, but best I love that this swap re-connected me to awesome swappers like you. Thanks muchly for everything.Happy Swapping~
Response: Ditto! I enjoyed it, too :). It was nice to be partnered up with you again (waves). ðŸ™‹ðŸ» ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ·
Comment: This MISTERY envelope you've sent is SO BEAUTIFUL, I could hardly breath trying to open it as carefully as possible. I hope no one was looking when I saw the contents, I looked pretty flabbergasted. I bow to you, the extra's are very well chosen and greatly apreciated. â™¥(ï¼¾â—¡ï¼¾)â™¥
Response: That's so nice to hear! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Your kind comments have made my day. Big smiles! ðŸ˜ ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ·
Comment: Love, love, love the card. You know what they say, when in doubt, put a bird on it. Thank you also for the extras. All will be put to use on another ATC. It always gets my creative juices flowing when I get new ephemera. Thanks again. ~ Joy
Response: So nice to hear you enjoyed it! I loved that bird episode :). Have a great weekend ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ·
Comment: very tasteful ATC -- tx for the backstory on the photo. I love your composition and color choices. Really nice. Your notecard and envelope is superb! I'll have to look them up. Love the papers -- all in all just very nice to receive.
Response: So nice to hear you enjoyed it! I like those cards and envelopes, too. I think I found them at TJ Maxx :).
Comment: WOW!!! What a wonderful ATC, card and extras! I see the bird on the front and so glad you could use it. The ATC is awesome! And I think it is great you have those napkins.. You did such an great job with it that everyone would love one! Thank you again.. I wish I could give you more hearts!!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed that! And yes, I'm using that bird stamp a lot ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ·
Comment: COOOOLL!!!!!!!!!! You rock! Thanks for the cool ATC that you made with the vintage used postage stamp. I love those and happen to collect them. I keep them FOREVER! Also, the starter that you sent back, OMGoodness! I love this! you are my hero of the day! =)
Response: Haha! Glad you enjoyed that. Thanks for making my day ðŸŒ·ðŸŒ·
Comment: Thanks for checking my profile before sending cards! You went the extra mile, and it's truly appreciated. Each card you chose is perfect for my collection. I especially love the "Field Trip" card that you created. Thanks again!
Response: That's so nice to hear :). Have a great week!
Comment: Wow what a wonderful ATC. I love turtles. He is so cool -- great detail work (and title ðŸ˜€). And thanks so much for all of the extra postage stamps. Haven't seen those "denizens of the ocean deep" stamps in ages. Beyond awesome!! <3<3<3
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I love using older stamps. Those ocean ones are so vibrant. I think I got those from a lovely swapper here on Swapbot :).
Comment: Love the atc, Bonnie! Great background stamp - I can see that it is one you could use often! I use images from my old calendar, too. Some of them are just too nice to toss, better to recycle them into our artwork! Thank you so much! And thanks for the owl stamps - I don't have this stamp! and for the postal stamps, too!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Have a great weekend :)
Comment: Bonnie, I'd give more than one heart if I could - your whole swap was just awesome - all the way down to the envelope it came in! I was having a rough day and got this in the mail and it immediately brightened my day and put a smile on my face! Thank you so much!!
Response: That's so nice to hear! I've had those days, too. Happy mail can be a good mood booster :)
Comment: That ATC is too cute! Im going to try the tea tomorrow, I've never had this one before. I don't recognize the washi tape so I dont think you've sent it to me before, I like the pink and red one a lot. Thanks so much for everything! <3
Response: Glad you liked it! The red/pink origami style washi is from Daiso. See you in another swap soon :)
Comment: Bonnie, Thank you so much for the very adorable and so artistic Bird ATC. I love it and just love looking at all that you put on it. Thank you for the extras too. Love your work! take care, darla
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! That makes me happy :). The bird is from an old calendar. He was cute but really needed that hat.
Comment: I love everything about this! The way the ATC made the card... thanks for a keeper! I collect atc with owls AND with stamps (airmail counts)
OH WAIT A MINUTE! I opened up the Mr. Rogers envelope and BEHOLD! Stamps! YOU ROCK! I wish stamps today were made with the same glue as the older ones because I haven't found a way of releasing them from the envelope yet... BOO but YAY!
Response: Nice to hear you enjoyed it :). I haven't found a good way to get newer stamps off envelopes yet, either.
Comment: Thank you for such a fun swap package. Love the envie and notecard (I like weird too!) The owl and moon card is beautiful (great use of interference color). Now I just need to decide if it goes with my owl collection or moon collection. ðŸ˜€ Lastly I greatly appreciate the extra ATC -- especially because you gave that awesome moon charm to me. What a very happy mail day! <3<3<3
Response: Yay for happy mail days! I'm doing a series of owl + moon cards that started with your card. I'm glad to hear you you enjoyed it :)
Comment: OMGOODNESS! I FREAKING LOVE YOU! Sorry that I am yelling in your direction, but I love love love love love the stamps! Lol. Ha. Thanks! Ok, and I collect ATC with stamps on them so this card automatically has a place of honor within my collection. Just LOVELY!
Response: YELLING IS GREAT! Hahaha :) Thank you for the lovely comments. So glad you liked it. I love ATCs with postage stamps, too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing ATC!! Thank you also for the little note cards. Everything was put together lovely and the card it came in was beautiful too! I would give you a bucket full of hearts if I could <3
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the nice comments and for joining the swap :)
Comment: Hi Bonnie. I'm so sorry...I honestly thought I'd rated you. I love your ATC "His Wish is on the Road". I love the collage - it is very clever and your star is a novel idea, uniquely yours. I also love you note card with the deco of bird cages. It was nice of you to include the extra sheet of decorative paper- I'll put this to use. For making this a very, very special package, you've certainly earned your heart. Wishing you many happy swaps to come.
Response: No worries - glad it made it to you :) Thank you for the lovely comments. Hooray for happy mail!
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I really love it very artistic eventually I will get good like that. I do cutesy and there are some Artist out there that don't appreciate it. But I do try so hard. Thank you for having the swap and letting me join.
Response: ATCs are open to all styles and I bet yours are great. I'll swap with you anytime! :) Glad you liked it. See you around Swapbot.
Comment: Super cute...it's gone to her head, sure enough! I love the collage...and the phrase is oh, so true. (Recognize that the other person is you.) Beautiful extra paper and sheet music...such a lovely envelope to open!
Response: So nice to hear you enjoyed it! Hooray for happy mail.
Comment: Hi Bonnie, Thank you so much for the wonderful envie of goodies. I love the how you decorated your note. I will use all the goodies you sent. Sorry for the late rate, I've been away from my mailbox on vacation. :o)
Response: I hope you had a great vacation :) Happy swapping and see you around swap-bot.
Comment: I'm not sure of the journey this card made, but it finally arrived! I really like the assortment of stamps on it and one thing the post office did was to meter the side with the art. Frequently, that would mess up the card, but I think it added a little more character. Thank you! :-)
Response: I'm glad it finally found its way to you! I was getting ready to resend this week end. Weird about the metering. I took it in to the post office, too. Modern mysteries :)
Comment: What a cute little girl on your lovely ATC, Bonnie! I can just imagine her mother reaching to receive those flowers and the love between them. I like your use of paint on the paper and the red inking. I am happy to add this to my ATC collection--with a special few I display in my art room. Thank you!
Response: That's so nice to hear! The flower girl is a copy from a packet of collage goodies I got at an antique store. She is a cutie :)
Comment: I absolutely ADORE the airmail envie & arty goodness you sent! I love the black n white map, address labels, stamps and the blank watercolour post cards!!! Its so nice to get a quality swap (doesnt always happen) You need LOTS of hearts for making this a happy mail day!â™¥â™¥â™¥ ps where did you get the airmail themed tape on the back of your envie...love it!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And thank you for such great comments :) I'm pretty sure I used "Par Avion" tape from Laughing Elephant on your envie. Got it at a local art store or bookstore eons ago. They have great designs.
Comment: Bonnie, Just found it.... I LOVE IT!! Thank you for a great ATC. I love all of the fun elements you added to the collage. I also LOVE your Flickr photos. Many hearts flying your way. Thanks you for the awesome extras.
Response: You are always fun to swap with :) Thank you for your kind comments!
Comment: Thanks Bonnie! As always, it's a pleasure swapping with you! Thanks for the cute ATC and awesome papers! Loved your stamps that you used on the envie! Thanks again! Have a great week! Take care! Lisa:)
Response: Thanks for swapping. You have a great week, too :)
Comment: Thank you for the charming ATC! The card and envelope are special too. Your design, I am sure. You must know my style because the extras are just right for me. I look forward to having you as a swap partner again,
Comment: Oh joy! What a beautiful vintage woman ATC!! Absolutely gorgeous:-) Thank you for the extras and for personalizing your card and envelope. I can tell you read my profile and you made me feel special.
Response: I'm so glad you like her! And welcome to Swap-Bot. Have a great time here!
Comment: Thank you for the "Tweet" birdhouse ATC!!! It was simply divine and I loved it. I can't wait to add it to my collection.
p.s. nice idea recycling envie packaging to protect the ATC in the mail. very clever.
Response: I loved that little birdhouse so I'm glad it found a good home! And yes, I'm trying to recycle / repurpose things. Thank you for your positive comments on that. Makes my day :)
Comment: Such a BEAUTIFUL Bookpage/Butterfly ATC! I love it! I wish you had more of that orange paper too, it's so pretty! Thank you for the extras as well! I can't wait to use the papers and stickers!!!
Response: I'm still trying to remember where I got that orange paper with the floral swirly pattern :) The bumpy paper was from Michael's. Happy swapping.
Comment: Bonnie, I love your ATCs! They are great!! I would be happy and thrilled to swap with you anytime! We can make it a 2 or 3 times a month if you are interested...hint hint! lololo....thanks for a great swap! have a fantastic weekend! Take care :)
Response: Haha! Sounds great. I'll swap with you anytime, many times, too!
Comment: LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! So much vintage love everywhere! Thank you for two fantastic ATC's and all the effort to make the swap 'me'' orientated. Love the postage stamps as well. Thank you for being a great swap partner.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty ATCs, they are a great addition to my collection. The paper napkin is lovely, it will be part of my fabric paper some day! Thanks for the hidden charm! It is also fun to see the yogi labels are different in my part of the world, they are brown with a white quote!
Response: That's interesting that the tags are different! I really enjoyed this swap. Good luck with your paper project!
Comment: You know how there is that one piece of mail that makes you smile every once in a while? Your address labels were that piece of mail. I just love them. I also loved the note that the computer printer ate one. Mine has done that. Thank you for the swap.
Response: Guess we need to feed our printers once in awhile :) Feel free to message me if you ever need more of those labels.
Comment: What a very happy envie! Your ATC made my day with all it's charm. You made it even more special with the darling papers and tape. I admire your talent with your ATC creation. Thank you so very much!
Response: I'm glad you like him! He's one of my new favorite stamps. Thanks for making my day, too with your sweet comments.
Comment: Thanks so much for the atc and the extra sticker you sent for this swap. I love both of them very much. I'm always a little jealous of collage artists because I'm so terrible at it. The envelope was cute too. Great job!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! And thanks for such nice comments. Happy swapping :)
Comment: Bonnie, what a beautiful scarf you knitted!! I love it! I crochet but I love the way knitting looks and no matter how I tried, I just can't wrap my hands around knitting! Thank you so much for the candy too! I gobbled up those jelly bellies and saving the chocolate for later! I really appreciate the wrapping of everything too! It makes it all the more special! Thanks again!
Response: I'm glad you like the scarf and goodies! Wear and eat in good health :) I'm hooked on knitting lately and want to give a try at crochet soon. Your package was a joy to put together. Happy swapping!
Comment: I really like this atc! Thank you so much for making it with such care and creativity! And thank you for the "N" stamps! I love Craft Warehouse-have one less than 2 miles away! Haven't been to Collage but now must plan on a visit!
Response: If you go to Collage on Alberta St, please treat yourself to breakfast at Helser's across the street. Yum yum! Happy swapping :)
Comment: Thank,you so very much Bonnie! What a wonderful, thoughtful package! I love the way you packaged every thing! The spools showing as a little teaser and the wonderful keys. I was excited to see Japanese paper around the match box and the best was yet to come! I really like your style. The match box is the favorite one I have ever received and I loved everything inside! The black pins are cool and i cant wait to make something with the butterflies! (my daughters chinese name means butterfly! Daiso is one of my favorite stores! And the kit kats! You are my hero! Thank you so much! I am so excited to try them! Thank you so much for all the care and attention you put into my package! Hugs and hearts! Pat
Response: I"m so glad you enjoyed it! Your package was fun to put together. We like a lot of the same things. I really liked the pumpkin pudding kit kats and hope you do, too. I put the vanilla ice ones in my husband's stocking...for now. It might mysteriously disappear before Christmas, though :) Happy holidays!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous selection of book pages you sent, I don't know where to start! They are all so wonderful :D The bird themed, maps, sheet music and music theory, Alice in Wonderland, foreign language & tech manual pages are all so very clearly profile based; but, SERIOUSLY, just HOW did you know about The Kid's Platypus foible??? You deserve a thousand hearts for that page alone!! ;-D Oh, and I forgot to mention the adorable file folder you packaged it in! It's gorgeous :) Thanks again
Response: I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it! I love share your stash swaps. Seems like we both have a thing for vintage paper goodies :). Happy swapping.
Comment: Oh, I love what you sent!! The papers you chose are really great, I will have fun using these. Thank you, too, for the generous amounts and the lovely packaging. That number tape is awesome! :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC - what a lovely vintage woman image and I like that you used the words "Kamakura warrior" as part of the composition! Thanks for the adorable kitty stickers too!
Comment: Well lets start with the envelope I love the stamps you put on there(very cool),the card was right up my alley but the APC is really beautiful I would love to know how you did the background. I can tell by your writing that you are very creative and the 2 extra cards from japan airlines were a real treat thanks a whole Bunch for everything!!!!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! I love those stamps, too. For the APC background, I lightly sand the card with an emery board. Then add color with distress ink and chalk ink. I usually scribble the edges with different things - regular pencil, colored pencils, gel and distress pens (smudge the colors in). Any other questions, just pm me. Happy swapping :)
Comment: thank you so much for the great ATC and extras. Did you make the card? I love it.
Response: Glad you liked it! Was the note card travel themed and blue? If so, I got it from another swapper and mentioned that, along with her swapbot name, on the card. If you're talking about the ATC card, yes I made it. Happy swapping.
Comment: thank you for the lovely card and the butterflies. I had just read a book called the Zookeeper's Wife , when we did the swap, It was about that time in history, there was a young boy who with his parents help to hide and save hunderds of Jews. I was a young girl during this time living in Oregon, a happy child who was safe and happy playing with my pets and had no idea of the hell going on there, so I just felt I had to do as much as I could to make up in my way f or the children who never knew such happiness. Like you I look at butterflies in a new way now. I hope you are right and they are the beautiful dancing children fluttering on my flowers. thank you again for your note. Marcia
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the ATC and extra papers. I LOVE them!
Where do you find vintage paper & pics.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! The red base paper on the ATC is by Graphic 45 (received from a wonderful swapper), the reproduction photo is from a collage sheet (I can't remember where I got that - craft store?) and the ticket stub paper is by Seven Gypsies (craft store). I got the real vintage book pages and what nots here and there - thrift stores, online, etc.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely APCs. What did you use for the background? I really like how it turned out!
Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Thank you - I'm glad you liked them! The backgrounds are mainly distress ink (maybe Victorian Velvet?). Then, depending on the card, I added chalk ink, acrylic paint, or more distress inks. I like to get messy :) If you have questions on a certain card, just message me and I'll try to remember.
Comment: Chico is definitely warming up. When we hit the 90s, a trip to SF will sound heavenly. Your butterfly card is beautiful, I love all of the layers and surprises. Thanks for the papers to play with! Maggie
Comment: I get so excited when I see your name on an envelope, Bonnie...and you always surpass my (high!) expectations. Your notecard and extras are fantastic...and the ATC is a work of art. Thank you so much!
Comment: Hi Bonnie-Love the atc that you sent to me. It fits perfectly in my female face collection. Yes-we do have a craft warehouse in Medford, and in Phoenix there is a wonderful (bring lots of $$)
craft storecalled "Scrappy Craft"--if you go you'll be glad you did!! i DO LOVE SO. OREGON! peace
Comment: Bonnie, I love the birdcage ATC you made...it's very detailed and perfect in every way. I love Portland, too...but San Francisco is definitely in my top 10 as well. And yes, I am a frequent shopper at Collage; they just opened a store on "Antiques Row" in the Sellwood neighborhood, which is a 10-minute drive for me. I love the old store on N. Alberta, too...but it's packed so tight with delightful stuff that I get "sensory overload" there! I hope to swap with you again!
Comment: It's gorgeous and sophisticated. I love it! I love what you did with the card, too, and I will definitely make use of it in my projects. Thank you so much! I'm so lucky to have had you for a partner. :) Cheers!
Comment: Oh my word, I *LOVE* it!!!! Bonnie, this is one awesome ATC! I love Tim's tissue tape, too, but I don't have any! I had a little bit from a class I took with Dyan Reaveley, but it all got used up. I need to get more. I haven't gotten any of the Distress Markers yet. Are they as awesome as they look? You knocked this one out of the park! Thank you!
Comment: I just love the presentation for this ATC! It shows that you took your time and that you care for how your partner feels when they receive your little work of art. I can't stop showing off the whole package to family and friends! thanks so much and again, sorry for the late rating!
Comment: Thanks, sorry for the late rating, having computer and health issues here and just really out of sorts lately. Love the big #7, buttons and birdcage. Pretty background too. These look like Tim Holtz products, which I just love the look! Matching notecard, personalized stamped "B" stamps, and nicely wrapped and bubble wrapped the buttons. Such an excellent swap! Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you - I appreciate that you finally found a moment to rate. Waiting two months for a rating takes the fun out of swapping, especially when you send something you enjoyed making.
Comment: Bonnie, thank you for the great packet of ephemera. I love the button card and many things, but I'd give you a bunch of hearts just for the lovely "bird" cards. I am doing an altered book in bird theme so they'll go in it for sure. Thank you, blessings.
Response: Sharing ephemera is always fun and a great way to get variety. Glad you can use them. Happy swapping :)
Comment: Oh' Bonnie, how do I begin to thank you??? You out did yourself! The charms are so Awesome! I have started a bracelet of only really cool stuff and your charms will all be going on it! The little tape measure with the button on it really put me over the edge. lol Thank you.
Response: I'm really glad you like them! Thanks for such sweet comments.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful package of goodies. The floral card, envelope, and stationery sheet will definitely be repurposed in future projects. And the "M" stamps are very cool. Your set of six inchies is spectacular. The choice of colors is lovely and your elegant style is one that I appreciate. They were packaged and presented perfectly. It was a pleasure to swap with you! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for such nice comments! You've just made my day. And hurray for repurposing! :)
Comment: You are so talented! I am envious of your gifts. The tags are so beautiful and colourful, I just love them both! And you only needed to send one! :) Thank you so much for sending me such lovely items. They truly are divine. blessings, Gypsy
Response: Thank you for such nice comments! I'm so glad you liked them. I've been adding that masquerade mask to everything lately.
Comment: Truly one of the best packages i've ever received in a swap :0) Thank you so much for all the care you put into making these items and putting together the package. What a wonderful swapper - i hope we are partnered again in the future :0)
Response: I have a thing for maps so this swap was great! Looking forward to being partnered up again sometime soon.
Comment: WoW Bonnie! I love your Saint Patrick's Day inspired shrine! This is one of my favorite shrines I have received! Looks like the lady was lucky in love and attracted a star gentleman. hehe P.S. I love the green metallic paint you used :) I hope we can exchange more shrines together sometime. Hugz
Response: Glad you like your lucky stars! The metallic paint is regular acrylic from the craft store. Looking forward to swapping shrines again.
Comment: Brilliant matchboxes!!! I think the black one wins the most sexy matchbox of the year award! I LOVE just looking at it. The other gorgeous box is so intriguing with the layers of colors and delicate touches and embellishments. They were filled with so much yummy-ness too. Thanks so very much!
Comment: Thank you for sending me my new favorite matchbox! You wrap the cutest packages ever! I think it is so clever to reuse the bubble envelope to wrap the matchbox. The sticker borders will come in handy on a project I'm working on right now. Thanks again for a terrific swap.
Response: Merry merry! Glad you enjoyed it. Happy swapping!
Comment: Receiving from you is always such a treat! Thanks so much for the absolutely fabulous quote matchbox and all the fun goodies inside. I love the quote! Thanks too for the adorable Japanese ribbon. Everything is perfect, and I love it all!
Response: Glad you liked it! I've been using that quote a lot lately in journals and shadow boxes.
Comment: You just keep topping yourself! Your work is beautiful and packaged with goodies that match. I love the coverlets- such care and thought is put into each project- you deserve a 10 and several hearts!
Response: Thanks for making my day! Those coverlets are recycled file folders. Nice and sturdy :)
Comment: YOU are the bestest! i love my little goodies....i sat there with a silly grin as i went through them all. your homemade card is divine....i wish i had an ounce of creative talent! thanks so much!!! xxo
Response: Hello kiki! You are fab to swap with. And shut up - you have a big gulp (16 oz?) full of creative talent, good looks AND personality :)
Comment: You are a super swapper! From the creative packaging to the lovely swap and extras- it is excellent!!!! Very cool Wizard of Oz shrine. I love the ruby slipper :) Thank you for the extra matchbox filled with goodies. Your beautiful work is very much appreciated :)
Response: So glad you liked it! And thank you for such nice comments. Happy swapping :)
Comment: WOW!!! If I could give you a thousand <3's I would! What a wonderful Cheer You up matchbox!!! The two matchboxes were beautiful and filled with wonderful surprises!!! I absolutely love the "Forks" magnet you made!!!! Thank you! Thank you! for the wonderful matchboxes and extras!!! What a wonderful partner and swap!!! :D
Response: Thank you for such nice comments! Matchbox mail is the best :)
Comment: The red matchbox is absolutely beautiful! The secret message inside is so sweet and clever and of course I love the goodies inside. You take matchbox altering to a whole new level--I'm so lucky to have received three from you today!!
Response: Hooray for matchbox mail! And thank you for such nice comments. You've brightened up my day :)
Comment: owowow! Amazing swap package, as always, from the wonderful cbz. Thank-you so much. The creature is gorgeous, and all the extra stuff is amazing.. & did you *make* that tiny little paper bag?! You are a marvel. :)
Response: Yay! Glad you like her. I hope she doesn't cause too much trouble. :) I bought those bags in a shop nearby. I heard they're made by tiny elves in a tiny factory (worker owned, of course).
Comment: Many, many apologies for the late rating cbz ... thanks for your patience! I love your atcs (especially your interpretation of lucky charm!) and I thank you for the goodies you included in such a beautifully decorated matchbox! Thank you!
Response: No worries, StuffbySteph. You're always such fun to swap with! xoxo
Comment: WHOA! Fantastic package alert! The hand-made goodness in this package was really smashing, with the highlights including: custom thumb tacks, a blue and green wreath, and the necklace! Oh my! Thanks for subbing the glass jar for the candle holder; I keep yarn scraps for color inspiration; this little jar is the perfect size for a color-shot!
Comment: Oh WOW!!! Thank you for the 2 beautiful matchboxes you sent along with the creative packaging. You went beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I wish I could give you a bunch more hearts! Thanks again for making my day :-D
Response: Matchbox mail is always fun :) Thank you for such nice comments!
Comment: Wow, wow, wow...again! You are so talented and generous...I absolutely love everything!! What a wonderful Christmas present, and I didn't even have to wait until Christmas to open it :) I'd have to write a novel to mention everything you sent and how much I love it all, so I will spare you that and just say that the matchboxes are exquisite and the goodies delightful! Thanks for adding to our Christmas cheer!
Response: Merry merry! I'm so glad you liked it. And thank you for such nice comments. It's putting me in a festive mood :)
Comment: Where do i start? The swap was packaged so beautifully!! Then when i opened it i found 2 matchboxes filled with the cutest little things and a bunch of extras i can't wait to use!! Thank you so much, i really hope i have the pleasure to receive from you again. A hundred hearts.
Response: Glad you liked it! Matchbox mail is the best :)
Comment: I really liked your broad interpretation of this swap...it meant that there were so many fun and useful things for my home that could be put right into use. You also continue to be the queen of wrapping in my book...I'm using your house bento to wrap my sister's birthday present. Thank you very much!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you're re-using the box :) Happy bday to Ikyoto's sister!
Comment: I just love getting one of your packages -- the little jewel-like parcels, your wonderful thought process... Ahhhh, this was such a fabulous packages of treasures. Thanks so very much.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I love getting partnered with you. Thank you for such kind comments and also for being an excellent hostess. Oh! And I can't wait to get Bob in the mail! Please label his forehead with a Sharpie :)
Comment: I was so lucky to get you as a partner! I love the magnet and the matchbox. The matchbox with the mirror bird was absolutely perfect, decorated inside and out. Al the beautiful extras make me want to start another matchbox right now. Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Glad to hear you liked it. Have fun making more matchboxes (they are addicting!)
Comment: Bonnie - Thank you so much. You're package truly made my day. I love all of the perfect little details, and fun randomness. The matchboxes are gorgeous, but what I'm most amazed with is all of the "thumbtacks" that you made for me. Just beautiful stuff. xoxoxoxoxoxo
Comment: Bonnie, I have gotten some really nice things here on swap bot but your package takes the cake. The wonderful wrapping of all the goodies made me feel special. The trinket boxes are my new favorite things I own. Thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness. I can't wait til everyone goes to sleep so I can read my book and start jotting down my ideas!!!! Your awesome. Lots of hearts!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for such nice comments. I had a lot of fun with this swap. Lucky for me I got a fellow altering lover as a partner ;) Hope you enjoy the book. You're my kind of people!
Comment: Oh goodness, what beauty I found in my mailbox today! You seriously send the most amazing packages...every little detail is done with such care and everything you create is gorgeous! Thank you so much for a fabulous package! YOU ROCK! xxo (and you're speedy, too!) ;)
Response: I'm glad you liked! You're always fun to swap with. I'm a kiki fan.
Comment: THREE ALTERED CONTAINERS! thank you thank you thank you!! i love the glass jar full of RED beads. I love the RED altered box full of RED crafty fun. and most of all I love the AQUA altered box they both came in, and all the other goodies you sent! you totally spoiled me. I love you long time! xxxooo
Response: Oh, I'm so relieved to hear you like red. Hahaha! I sorta kinda like you, too :) XOXOXOXO
Comment: WHAT WOULD A NINJA DO! do you know that you rock shit hot? thank you so much for the gorgeous papers and ribbon, and most of all for the kickass folder! everything with you is always such a pleasure and I appreciate you very much xxoo
Response: Hahaha! In times of doubt, please refer to the folder. It's like a magic 8 ball :) I appreciate you muchos too!
Comment: WOWOW!! This package was filled with the most amazing handcrafted items, I was completely amazed and thrilled at each and every item!!! EVERYTHING was so ME and absolutely lovely, I mean everything from handmade bottle caps magnets to die for to the music sheets you used to package the items!! Your talent and creativity is just mind blowing, its truly beautiful works of art, so simple and yet so beautiful! THANK YOU for the most amazing swap ever!!!! XOXOXO
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun with this one, and you are always great to swap with :) XOXO XXX
Comment: Thank you for a lovely matchbox full of beautiful buttons. The parcel was truly wonderful with all the clever wrappings and so many extras. You are a thoughtful and generous swapper who deserves 1001 hearts! Thanks again and all the best from Kim
Response: I'm glad that you enjoyed it! Happy button crafting :)
Comment: A wonderful package arrived at my doorstep today! Thank you so much. I loved the matchbox (and the buttons yay!), loved the magnets, loved the tissue holder. Everything is great! I even love the way that everything was presented...all nicely wrapped up in pretty paper. :)
Response: Hurrah for packages! I'm crazy about buttons, too :)
Comment: You rock!
Oliver is resting quitely above my fish tank looking snazzy and Jake is right next to me, ever watchful on the printer shelf. A lovely pair, indeed:) Thank you so much for including so many bonus goodies, I really appreciate the time you put into this swap for me!
Response: This was such a fun swap! Glad they made it safe and sound. Watch out for Jake - he's a troublemaker :)
Comment: Thank you so much. I really truly love every single thing that you sent to me. The loteria ornament is beautiful, all of the little forum tags things are great. Everything ws just perfect! I especially love the teacup erasers! Thank you so much! xoxoxoxoxo
Response: You're welcome! You know I love swapping with you, dontcha :) And thank you for such nice comments. XOXO XX back
Comment: Aww, thanks so much for the fang-tastic magnets!! I like how the bottlecap on the devil one is all bent over, did you hammer it down like that? My most favorite is the bat one!! I LOVE those bats! Thanks so much for all the extras and reading my profile to make these magnets! You rock! Yes, they are addicting! <3
Response: Glad you liked them! I flattened the devil one using Tiabel's idea - the tortilla press. Works great and very easy to do.
Comment: OHMYGOODNESS! I am completely blown away by the fabulous swap you made just for me! The tiara is more beautiful than anything I could have imagined! And all the wonderful things you sent, including the matchbox, are just amazing!! I LOVE everything, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And thanks for hosting such a creative swap. It was really fun to do. Please try to stay dry in my favorite state.
PS I miss Fred Meyers :)
Comment: wow, Wow, WOW!! CBZ, where oh WHERE do I begin?! Everything was absolutely amazing! The ribbon, gorgeous! Watering Mint gum is FABULOUS!! You've turned me into a Watering Mint gum Fan! The pieces you created--well let me just say your crafting abilities are exquisite! I love tea and herbal-esque items--the lavender oil I love, love, LOVE! I've been jonesing for the flowering tea for some time now. The bento take-out box..will ask for directions in the near future. THANK you!!
Response: I love that ribbon (got it on sale, too. Yay!) I bought the bento boxes at Daiso, but now you've got me thinking about making them out of paper. I'm glad you liked!
Comment: Wow, wow, and wow. The matchbox itself and the goodies insde were enough, but the way you packaged everything, the swap card, the extras, just blew me away. What a great and creative package that made my day and inspired me. THANK YOU!
Response: Thank you for such nice comments! It was great fun to do and I'm so glad you liked it.
Comment: Bonnie-I am speechless...your cards are amazing. Truly. Everything was done with such care-I feel honored to receive a swap from you! Thank you so much for the extras and the puppy pay envelope. It made my day!
Response: So glad you liked them. And thank you for making my day with your nice comments!
Comment: WOW! I was in ephemera heaven going through all those goodies you sent!! The donkey card totally cracked me up...too cute! Lovely beads, pretty paper, adorable birdy ribbon, a flipping whole roll! WOW! Thank you for such a FAT, yummy swap, I am going to have hours and hours of fun using all the things you sent! xoxoxo
Response: I've already used some things you sent me in your fantastic package. Thanks for a great swap!
Comment: You definately get a heart for your beautiful, creative package! I truly love everything..I celebrate early :)and went ahead and opened everything...thank you for the special package! My fav has to be the naughty doggie photo holder - It's perfect for my little dear's photos! Thanks!!!
Response: Glad you liked! If you're like me, you have more photos of your pet than of your other loved ones...
Comment: Bonnie, you are my inspiration! This has to be hands down one of my favorite swaps ever received, you are so thoughtful and your packages are always so lovely. Thank you for the 'mini' versions of my favorite swaps, it was such a delight to open! (I'll upload pics later!) I had the best time opening them, and that sharpie, lol, is my favorite color! I didn't even know they had sharpies in that color. I wish I could give you 100x more hearts because you deserve it. I'm glad you had fun making them too, and I hope you receive a wonderful swap as well. Thank you again!
Comment: Hello Bonnie: What a great ornament! I really liked the way you wrapped it up too - very creative. And...thank you for the fun extras. I'll hang the ornament on my chandelier - along with other funky things!
Comment: OH! MY! WORD! The VW, oh my, thank you so much!!! It was just a very happy moment when I opened my package. Yes, love the bubble, too. And the stickers, hubby confiscated three for his hard hat!!!!
Response: Ha ha ha - glad to hear it, that's what it's all about :)
Comment: OMGosh! I just got the best charms ever! Thank you ~ wish I could give more than one heart. Received three wonderful charms on a great card, when one was the requirement, and an awesome miniature trunk wrapped in paper with Japanese writing on it, filled with buttons. Thank you thank you :+} Did you say these were your first charms? They are great. Oh, and did I say the whole package was tied with a beautiful piece of ribbon?!? :+} Lana
Comment: I loved the whole package! My lovely focal bead came beautifully wrapped. (I love Blue Moon Beads). There was an extra surprise. Bonnie, included some ATC making supplies. How sweet. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish I could give you 5 hearts.
Comment: awesome! i love the beads first off... and thank you so much for the embossing powder, that was TOO sweet of you!!!! and the way you wrapped the stuff, i love that, i'm gonna have to steal that idea! haha! thank you VERY VERY MUCH! :-D
Comment: If I could give five million hearts, you'd have them! This was THE MOST AMAZING thing I have ever received in the mail. I loved all of the French stuff!! Especially the little charm. You definitely appealed to my French nerd side. :):) Merci!
Comment: EEEeee! I love it!! I love all of it! I don't have any Asian stores around here, so this is all very cool!
I love Japanese nicknacks! And if they have any cute bento boxes I would be willing to pay you for them, because it is really hard for me to get them offline!
(edit) I just found the "extra"! You are awesome!
Response: Glad you liked the asian persuasion :) Will pm you about a private swap for bento boxes.
Comment: Holy cow!! What a package, Bonnie! I'm so knocked over by your generosity! What fun it was to get all your goodies today. If I could give you a hundred hearts, I would! You've put a huge smile on my face and I cannot thank you enough for all of the personal touches you included, thinking of my kiddos in the classroom and all! A million hugs and thanks! I can't believe this is your first matchbox! It's absolutely beautiful and I will treasure it always, as it's the first one I've ever received! :D :D :D
Response: I'm soooo glad you liked it - amazing how many things you can fit into that tiny box! :) Have a great school year!
Comment: Bonnie, thanks so much for the 'stuff!' I was not having a good day, but that certainly helped. I loved the little coffee stickers (I think it is called 'Kawaii?') and the bookmark is already in use. The sticky notes, the dog sticker (I have no idea why I like those kinds of stickers so, but I do and I loved this one!). Thanks again for brightening my day!
Response: You're welcome! Couldn't send coffee for 41 cents so I thought stickers would be the next best thing...:)
Comment: Thank you for the truly wonderful selection of supplies & ephemera and the two cute notelets. Your ATC is fab, and made me laugh - thrown off the deep end indeed ;) Thank you for putting such a lovely & generous package together!
Response: Glad you liked it! And thanks for making me jump into ATCs - I think I have a new addiction :)
Comment: Hiya! Thank you "neighbor" for your EXCELLENT envelope of goodies!!! I love the fact when I opened the envelope it was an explosion of my fav colors!!! And fav items!! You are awesome! Thanks a ton!
Response: Yours was fun to do - glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic package! Everything is so great - the magazine is just what I need to get in gear and get those scrapbooks for my kids started. I also love the quote book you added. Thanks again - you made my day!
Response: I really enjoyed putting your package together!
Comment: Omg. That was the coolest envelope ever. I love all the things you sent me. I wish I could give you more than one heart. lol I will definitely be able to use all of that stuff for ATCs. THANK YOU!
Response: So glad you liked it - had way too much fun putting it together!
Comment: Thanks for the altered postcard - I love what you did to the back! I've been to Salem many, many times because we have family there and in Stayton. I always enjoy it!! Unfortunately, I've only been to SF twice but it was WONDERFUL!! :D
Response: Glad you liked it! SF is great but Oregon is the best for 3 reasons: no sales tax, friendly attitude, and Fred Meyers :)