Comment: Greetings partner,
Great thanx for a darling mini pocket letter. I adore the black lacy looking trim that you used.
Did you punch those die cuts yourself? They were just too dang cute,,
Glad you liked the mini PL. Yes, i punched out the die cuts myself.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I got your backgrounds and they are adorable..so different from mine and the others I have received. That is what I love about this technique is how individual they all are. I hope you enjoyed it as well. Don't worry about them being slightly smaller on some if they are too small to use I use them to write my info on and include in swap envie...to beautiful not to use! lol
Response: Glad they work for yoy. Thankz for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely Fall ATC. Fall is my favorite time of the year too even though it doesn’t seem like it’s ready to come yet where we are.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. Fall is far from falling here, also. I opened the front door about 8 a.m. snd the humidity slapped me in the face
Ugh. You would think we'd get rain with all that soggy air, but nooooo.
Comment: Marie, I love this Halloween pocket letter! So cute! I like the way you used one large image and cut it into the nine pieces. So many great added elements to decorate it. Thank you so very much for the lovely pocket letter and thank you for the great little goodies you filled the pockets with especially the die cuts...so cute... I can’t wait to use them in my projects. Very nice swap!
Response: You ate welcome. Glad you are pleased. Thamks for the heart.
Comment: I had to laugh out loud when I read the note ( hope this brings a little sunshine to your day) than flipped the card over. Boy that will give you chills huh? Loved it though!!! It totally DID make my day. Tysm
Response: Lol! Glad you liked it. Thamks gor the heart.
Comment: Oh my goodness I love this ATC! The background is awesome &!the fish look so good on it. The “crystal” embellishments are a perfect touch! Thank you for such a beautiful card to add to my collection! And YES! Summer came on with a vengeance, lol. I’m lucky to not have to spend much time outside in it. I sure was enjoying all that cool weather e had a few weeks ago.
Comment: Do you say you’ve been doing ATC’s for quite a while and it definitely shows this ATC is crazy amazing, I love all the layers you used and the crowns are really cute a lot of people forget to layer their ATC’s or don’t take the time to layer them and I really appreciate when someone actually does. Thank you so much
Response: Thanks for the kind words, glad you are enjoying it. I appreciate the heart.
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful ATC and the little cactus extras - love them. Your DNA testing is so interesting. We can have our DNA tested here in South Africa but it is too expensive. I am caucasian South African with German, French, Scottish ancestry that I know of. I would love to find out more. The Neanderthal cousin made me giggle.
Comment: Your ATC is beautiful! And the fact is random and funny to me because I have family from and in New England!
I bought a book at Goodwill called The Book of Unusual Knowledge not too long ago. Love random information!
Response: Like minds think alike. Glad you are happy with the ATC. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: wow thank you Marie ,the A.T.C,S are lovely .and thank you for the extra,s the weather here is starting to cool off ,but we can still get very warm right up to April.we have had a lot of bush fires ,they are under control now I have been to Texas many years ago ,Fort Worth and Dallas and a few other places .I hope you are all well over there, warm regards Wendy.
Response: You are welcome.Glad the fires are under control.
Thanks for the heart.
Comment: fabulous atc! I bet you hated to send it...great combination of colors....lots of sparkle...love paintbrushes as well...we always get a little stand of them but have seen none yet...thanks again for a great swap
Comment: The tree made of dots is very cute and great idea to add washi to the fold - I might have to steal that! The bookmark is a very thoughtful extra as I love to read! Thank you & Merry Christmas!!
Response: Glad you liked the package.Thanks for the heart. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Comment: Sorry this is a late rating-I just took my Halloween cards down and was comparing them to list of who I rated-then saw your name. Of course I got yours-it was especially "creepy" with the cheesecloth over the spiders! Very nice card-appreciate it. Am going to a scrapbook retreat this week-end and hope to catch up on all my jams-I know there are some with your name within there. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Glad it got there. Have too much fun. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
Comment: I lovvvvve this ATC! It definitely had me giggling way longer than it probably should have 😂 I recently made a whole section for funny ATCs and this one definitely made the cut! Thanks so much!
Response: Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it.I thought is was funny.I'm happy I found someone that likes it.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Marie, OMG! what a small world. No I don't believe we've met before. I have lived on this street off and on for the last 57-59 years. My house was built in the 1940's. Yes i'd love to talk more. Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC. I love it. Take care. Roseann
Response: You are welcome for the ATC. thank you for the heart..I wonder if your parents/grandparents knew the Nightingales.
Comment: Wow, Marie! I can't believe how cute your fish ATC was, so adorable! It was also an inspiration learning from someone with so much experience with ATCs. Gave me lots of ideas for my own ATCs! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome.Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I LOVE the ATC you made for me!!! Thank you so very much!!!! Song birds always bring a smile to my face!!!..How wonderful for you to be able to see all the exotic birds on your father's farm, I would be like a little kid all the time there!!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked the AtC.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: LOVE! I absolutely love the ATC you sent! Gelli prints are so cool, I've got to look into it. This is one of the best ATCs I've ever gotten. I love how the colors blend together. Thanks so very much!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Wow what a lovely ATC. You deserve more than one heart.Also liked the map and information where you live.i hope you too have a peaceful and happy Xmas and a creative 2018.
Response: Thanks for the compliments and the heart.Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Comment: WOW that's a lot of ATCs .. I cant wait to try the pear relish ... we happen to have a pear tree in our yard I never know what to do with all the pears ... I make a lot of apple pear sauce and a few pies BUT now relish .. My friends will be mad I wont have so many pears to give away ... THANK YOU perfect mail ..
Response: Glad the happy mail made you happy. Here in south central Texas nearly every other house has a pear tree.When my mom was still with us and a lot younger ,we ate pear pies all the time and she put them in the freezer for winter.
Comment: Wonderful ATCs. The egg is so neat. And I like the basket with the little rabbit. I actually went to a class on gelli printing this week. That is so much fun and it is always interesting to see what will happen when you put the paper down!
Response: thanks for the heart,glad you liked them.
Comment: H+ello Marie,
Thank you so much for the Easter ATC you created for me for this swap. I love the multiple amount of materials you used to create this ATC. This ATC will be a great addition to my ATC Collection.
Response: You are welcome,glad you liked it.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Walking Dead greetings mys zombie friend:-)
Love your Valentine! You did a great job on it. I especially liked the 2 accompanying artistic background ATCs you included. You have a talent & I so enjoy it.
Happy V DayðŸ’•â¤ðŸ’•
Response: blush blush.....thanks for the kind words,glad you liked the ATC and thank for the heart. can't wait till Sunday.
Comment: Thanks for the kitty ATC's. So very cute! Hardly cranky. lol You are very quick! I am sure I will be the last one sending out since I am in the middle of painting walls. I have a very bad cranky kitty here. He's the devil, I swear! He broke wings off my Jim Shore angel climbing up on things while the room is being painted. He also stepped on a paint lid on the counter so the counter, the stove and flooring all have his painted foot prints. Ornery 5 month old! Put him in a cage for now. A very cranky kitty crying his head off. LOL
Response: glad you likedthem,thanks for the heart.good luck with your kitty
Comment: Thanks for the ATCs. I always separate the "loot" from the notes before I log things in. It is usually not a problem unless the sender forgets to write the swap name on their note. zIt is even more of a problem when more than 1 partner forgot to.
Response: you are welcome,thanks for the heart.,not sure what you are saying about the swap name. did I forget to label something?
Comment: Marie: Your 3 vintage ATCs are just wonderful! I love all three of them - great images and the backgrounds you created are so well done. Finished off with just the right embellishments! Thanks for a great swap. Cheers! Laurie
Response: glad you are enjoying them .thanks for the kind words and heart.
Comment: Those are super sticker slapped sets. I mean wow, even better than some not sticker slapped starter sets. I had to look twice cause they were nice.
Response: I am hooked on gelli-printing.Whn I know I will have a calm day at home ,I drag it all out and print off a dozen or so pages and cut 'em all up into ATC sizes and glues to playing cards.That way I always have something to choose from.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC and all of the creative backgrounds! It was a pleasure to receive your envelope today! (Am I reading correctly that one of the backgrounds is a gello print? How did you do that one?)
Response: Glad you were please. That is gelli-print.You use a gelli-plate to do mono printing. If you google gelli-printing that should be able to explain it better than I can.
Comment: Thanks for such a cute card! The Valentine's day party every year in grade school was always such a big thing for me. I loved going through the valentines and picking out just the right one to give my classmates.
Response: I loved the Val day school party,too.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: wow...what a great atc...loved the "bead" outlines...and the nice selection of gears and hand charm...the colors in the background were just right...I do like this card very much...and I thank you...
Response: Glad you liked it.I almost didn't part with it.You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for such a fun swap! I hung these on my tree and they really made me smile :) I really appreciate your joining in, and I am sorry that it seems my initial rating didn't "stick"!
Response: great! I know sometimes that I forget to push the save buttons,thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the skull ATC. I love it. I do not like clowns though, so I will be re-swapping the Valentine ATC as soon as possible. Hope you understand. I received the replacement ATC. I already made the clown into a card to give to the veterans. Me and my friends are making valentine cards for veterans again this year. I have that same Happy Valentine's Day stamp. Small world. Very thoughtful of you to send the replacement. Thank you so much!
Response: So sorry,I understand.Thanks for the heart.Didn't want you to be disappointed. Worthy thing that you do.
Comment: Hello Marie. Thank you for the darling valentine atc. It did, indeed, bring a bit of sunshine to my day. Your presentation is also a lovely added touch. Wishing you many happy swaps and many new s-b friendships. â™¥
Comment: YAY! Lucky me to be paired with you! I love both of the ATC that you have sent for this swap! The snowman that you named "Outta Shape" is my favorite though, and only because he is a nonconformist like MEEE!! Thanks friend!
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart.Sorry to say I am not as "weird" as I used to be,but I try. LOL
Comment: Dear Marie, what a great gelli-print, it's the perfect background for your atc, I'm placing your atc as a Christmas ornament in one of my trees. Best of the best to you & yours this Holiday Season, many blessings from my corner of the world to yours.
Response: Thanks for the honor of being on your tree and for the heart.Merry Christmas.
Comment: I <3 this ATC! It is up on my altar with other seasonal decorations. My favorite part of the cooler time of the year is the birds that come to my porch for food. Thank you so much for the effort and love you put into this beautiful piece of art. <3
Response: Thanks for the kudos and the heart. Glad you liked it.
Comment: Thank you so much for those extremely beautiful Christmas ATCs ðŸŒ²ðŸ’¥ðŸŽ„ðŸ’šðŸ˜‡ðŸ‘â¤ï¸ I massively loved both of them â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸ Truly a piece of artwork :)) thank you and merry Christmas to you in advance :)) greetings,
Response: I blush with pleasure at your kind words.Thanks. You are welcome for the ATCs. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hey Marie, if I had to get paired with the same person three times in a row I am really happy it was you! You make really awesome cards, and now I've got a great start to my own "Marie" collection! I'm watching your matchbox swap, even though I've never tried making one, so don't be surprised if we meet again. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and happy holidays!
Response: LOLthanks for the heart.Please join the matchbox swap. I am addicted to those little jewels.Fun and easy.
Comment: lovely atc, thank you.
regarding candy corn, I think its the texture, for some reason I just can do it. I think candy corn is adorable looking but not tasty!
Response: you are welcome and thanks for the heart. This is funny about the candy corn,because the texture is why I like it so much.I eat each CC section by colored section.I am always interested about the whys of people liking or not liking certain foods. Yes, I am a nut.lol
Comment: Heya! Love the ATCs you've sent! The one with Gomez and Morticia is probably my favorite... =)
I have started adding the name of the swap on the back of my ATCs. Ive decided to make it the "title" of the card. Even before starting to do that, I always had my swapbot user name (which happens to be my pen name, so it works out perfectly) as well as my email address. That way if there is ever a question at any time there is at least a way to email me.
Its funny that you mention it anyway, because just yesterday I edited that portion off of my profile because I had started including the name of the swap. Thanks again!
Response: Glad you liked the ATCs.Thanks for the heart.
I am very glad you have started to put more info on your ATCs. Makes everyones life easier.(esp. forgetful people like me. thanks !)
Comment: OMG Marie!! I cannot express how much I LOVE the matchbox that you have sent me!! I have never received one as well done as you have sent me! I am SO happy with it! This will go on my display shelf in my craft room for inspiration! Thank you so much!! I wish that I could give you 100 hearts!! :D
Response: wow! thanks for the accolades .Glad you liked it.Thanks for the heart.I have a grin from ear to ear.
Comment: Amazingly creative atc! I am so glad you included your steps in putting it together... Great background but that beaded and stickles pumpkin is really something! So glad you were my partner... Thank you
Response: you are welcome,glad you liked it. thanks for the heart.
Comment: Dear Marie, thank you for such a great atc, I really appreciate all the details in it. Thank you for the extra paper, and especially for your very kind note. The struggle continues, but I'm doing my best to make the best of it. Blessings to you my dear for your kind words.
Response: you are welcome,thanks for the heart. There will be great days again,soon.
Comment: Your ATC is so cool! Thank you so much I love it! The cat on the front reminds me of my cat (who is always hissing and spitting!) And thanks for the extra backs as well. The stickers on the envelope are really cool and it really made me smile!
Response: you are welcome thanks for the kind words and the heart.
Comment: You are creative! Great ATC hobby to have for such a long time. I just started.
Response: It is very addictive for me.You should seethe "junk" I have accumulated over the years. I always say I gotta use this stuff up before I get anymore,I lie ot myself a lot.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love the background of this atc.. The image was great and I always like gears for some reason I am really drawn to them thank you for a great Atc and that string/yarn is super can't wait to use it in several atcs ..are you getting as much (everyday) rain? Wow .. Thanks again, marie!
Response: I have threatened to plant rice on the back 40.It seems that we are living on a mushroom farm....sooooo many of those things every where.Glad you liked the ATC.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: This is one of the most amazing atcs I have ever seen..You are very talented..I am honored to add her to my collection and love the description you sent along too...You can bet this card added sunshine to my day..Thank you
Response: thanks for the kind words,you are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Sorry I am so slow with this rating - I am traveling and I thought I had done it already - - - thanks for this swap - I love that your cage has no bird in it, as I cannot imagine being able to fly and then living in a cage. The embellishments were lovely too. Thanks again.
Response: just wanted to know that you received it. thanks for the heart.
Comment: Your card is a work of art. I loved your note about the changing weather, but esp liked how you talked about the art you used in your card. I think it is good to know all the techniques. It kinda reminded me that I have some puzzle pieces that I have not used in a while. You were a great partner. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the kind words.You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely ATC and extra hearts!!.... I can image you didn't have fun on Valentine Day being a florist. I delivered for a local florist one year helping them out on Mothers Day, NEVER will I do that again!!!...
Response: You are welcome,thanks for the heart.Always wished the public could work 1 day in a floral shop at holiday time.That way the person that shows up at 6pm will understand when we are out of flowers.
Comment: Marie, Fabulous matchbox. I loved how you finished the inside. Took me a minute to get up the nerve to open it though. Thank you for the extra goodies. The pen and tissues are super cute. Madonna
Comment: Nailed it! I love all the different elements you used in this ATC. The llamas are so cute and the text cracked me up and totally reminded me of my daughter and I's favorite "llama llama" books. Thanks a ton, love it!
Response: You are welcome,glad you are enjoying the ATC.
Comment: Thank you very much for your great communication and for the illuminating swap! I loved the letters. I always wanted one on those when I was a kid, a now will wish on a star for what looks like a mini-one? You message totally conveyed your art! Keep up the awesome and thanks again, Marie!
Response: Thanks for the kind words,you are welcome.
Comment: WOW! Who knew you could put hot glue in a silicone mold-you did! That key is really a cool element. Oh course-I loved the rest of the ATC too-thanks for explaining everything you did-the star paper is something I hadn't seen before either. Thanks for sharing and swapping
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely matchbox and all the things in it. I could not have imagined one could put that many things in such a sall box. I have to say your items made of glue is awesome. Thanks once again!
Comment: Thank you for sending extra, I loved them all but 3, which I will swap again and someone will love them. They eyeball one was kinda freaky but well made, is one. The snoopy one has a beautiful background, but ethics says dont mess with someones art. hahahha but thank you. Great job.
Comment: Thank you for the two great ATCs. They are fantastic and so creative. I love them. Also thank you for the little envelope and the papers and stars. I can use them on future ATCs. I appreciate your art work.
Response: Thanks for the kind words,you are welcome. thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Marie! Thanks so much for the beautiful Quote ATC - that ribbon technique is so pretty and I love the Quote! So happy you had fun with the swap and the Jams. Sorry to hear about the rain, we have been really hot until this last couple of days. Talk to you soon -Vanne
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the kind words and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the very beautiful Frida matchbox you made.she is my favorite artist.You made me very happy when I opened the package.You made a wonderful peice of art and I really appreciate the time that you took.
Comment: Hey there, thanks for your Axolotl. I am glad you learned about a new animal in this swap. I hope this will be a fun series and have many swappers :)
I know Axolotls because we had one as a pet at school when I was very young
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful matchbox! I make a tree at Christmas for all the ones I receive in swap-bot on the little mini trees and I think will be a wonderful addition to it! Thanks for the extras also! LOVE IT!!
Response: Thanks for the kind words,glad you like it and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Marie ~ I am so glad you have ZILLIONS of papers to pick from and I am so lucky to have a beautiful section of them in my ATC ~ it is beautiful and it is going on my "heart" board! I love it ~ thank you!!
Response: You are welcome.Thanks for the heart. I have been "collecting" papers for about 10 years now.
Comment: Holy canollli! That's a lot of stuff to stick on an ATC! It's awesome! I have to figure out how you put the fibers on, I can't picture the description you gave me. Very cool card!!! Thanks so much!
Comment: Hi Marie I received my package today and I can't tell you how much I loved it. You put so much effort into it and it is beautiful. The little envelopes are adorable. Hope we swap again sometime. Pat
Response: Glad you are pleased.Thanks for the heart.
Comment: So sorry for not rating sooner.. I have been ill... thank you so much for being inn my swap.. I think it is worth doing another one :D
Your card is wonderful... I truly love it xoxo thank you C:
Response: You are welcome,Thanks for the kind words and the heart.
Comment: like the atc very much-always have a soft spot for the sewing theme. thanks for the cute little extras. not frozen yet but supposed to get our first snow this week-we have had too much rain lately. thanks for swapping
Response: Your welcome,glad you liked it,thanks for the heart.
Comment: Sorry I'm rating late on this! I usually rate right away, but had some organizational challenges lately! The ATC is fabulous! I love the layers and the embellies and that little pop of orange at the top. :) Thanks so much!
Response: i'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Your ATC was pretty unique. I still have a hard time trying to figure out what the item was and used for on it. At first I thought it was a link in a swing chain but then I thought it might be a planter of some sort. Can you tell me what it actually is? Have a great week. happy mailings, ellie
Response: I sent a pic of the item in all it's completeness,did you open it and see that?
Comment: Wow, if I could give you more hearts, I surely would! You were more than generous and the best part is that I love them all! Thank you for being a great swap partner :)
Response: Glad you liked them.I have been "whittling: down my collection. I have been trading ATC since 2002. So I have quite a few. Saving my very favorites in the categories I like and letting the others go.You are welcome and thanks for the heat.
Comment: Wow nice fibers ATC. Thank you also for all the extra ATCs that you included. It must have taken you a lot of time to put that fiber ATC together. I appreciate all the effort that went into making it. Thank you for your kindness and for sharing in this swap with me.
Weekend blessings to you,
Response: I had wanted to try that technique for the longest,so I just sat down and did it! You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Marie, I thought I had rated everyone in this swap & was just checking! I have a big red Heart beside your name on my list of Megaswappers, and I have your card in my album so I don't know what happened... Love the card!
Comment: Hi Marie!! Thanks so much for the wonderful package of ATCs!! I love how the Steampunk w/ a Gentleman came out - it's really cool!! I love all of them, thanks for sharing, lol!!! Take Care -Vanne
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: What fun-I really like the look of the whole atc-how in the world did you get the yoyo so tiny? Thanks for the extra mesh and an atc extra-fun to get some more atc's-thanks for swapping and sharing your stash!
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart. I am a florist and do intricate work on corsages.
Comment: Hello Marie,
I see that you read my profile and included some extra Black & White ATCs :-) big smiles from me. I love both of them. I have to say that in the top 5 of all ATCs that I have rec'd yours is up there. Maybe bc I love eyes, faces & wings. To me this ATC truly is a work of ART & HEART. The positioning of the wings is just perfect. Thank you for sharing in this swap with me. blessings, ellie
Response: Glad you are pleased,you are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Wow Marie, such excellent ATCs! Wish every ATC in my collection was of this quality. And the extras are so nice too, love the proverb 'It ain't over till it's over' LOL! Thank you so much for choosing everything just for me :-)
Response: You are very welcome,you are always such a pleasure to swap with. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank-you for the beautiful ATC ! Also, thanks for the ribbon piece, I've always wanted to use one of those for the ATC's and stamp pads or paint. I love the stamp on the envie as well <3 Thanks again ! I hope you have a great weekend !
Comment: Hi Marie, my swapping friend :-) Many thanks for your beautiful ATC. Hibiskus is one of m favourite flowers. Wish we also had some blooming but we can only grow them in pots indoors. I've had a few in my house but somehow they just perish... So glad I can admire one in your ATC!
Comment: I love the techniques you used on this card! It gave me inspiring ideas. Also, I liked the doll arm shelf... it reminds me of the art piece on the coffee table on The Talking Dead. :) Thank you for the extra goodies too!
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: I was delighted that you had my name to send to. Your ATCs are so creative and pleasing to look at. It was great that you used some of your "abstract" paper made with alcohol inks in this one too. I just love it!
Response: Glad you liked it! thanks for the heart.
Comment: OMG!Your package so amazing! So many handy goodies, I will be sorting them at least a week:-) thank you so much. I will pass some of the stuff .... It's just a lot!
Response: Well, I read your profile and it said you were restocking after a fire. I have tons of stuff,been collecting(hoarding?) for years. If you need anthing else let me know. I can probably dig it out of the heap. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I just love this ATC!! It's really quite beautiful and done in colors I love. And it's fascinating to look at the various sections of the ATC - The little guy in the bottom R corner looks like he has a funnel/twister coming out of his head. A real brainstorm if you will -- tee hee -- I just couldn't help myself. Thank you so much! And thanks for explaining how you did it. I'm going to give it a try myself.
Response: You are welcome! and thanks for the heart.Brain storm indeed....LOL
Comment: You sent me some great cards and more than nec, but I have to laugh I think I sent you the cat atc. I didnt make it but I know I passed that one on somewhere. The sad thing was that the card was made by the host of the swap. I promise not to send that one back out since it is so unloved. thanks for sending me so many cards.
Response: ha ha,I often wonder how many times some of the ATCs get traded.
You ae welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Great festive ATC and you know I like postage stamps! Thanks for the extras too-happy holidays and happy new year of swapping. Gosh I haven't hear the words granny gown for awhile-makes me think of all the flannel nighties I wore when I was young and now can't wear because of that darn change of life!!
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you! I love all the thought and love that you put into your ornament, and it is perfect! I have it hanging with my "angels from around the world" cluster of decorations. I really appreciate you sharing the story behind what you made. Say, do you ever watch "La Pastorela" with Linda Ronstadt? It is one of my favorite holiday movies. Takes place in West Texas, I think, or at least I always imagine it does. I am a big fan of Freddie Fender, who is in the movie :)
Response: Glad you like it,thanks for the herat. I have never heard of that movie. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Comment: You are not going to beleive this...but today... I just received this. I noticed on the date stamp you sent it the 12th of October.... Wow.... The PO must have walked this from you to me..... Incredible in this country is takes six days short of two months to go from Texas to NH.... Woweeeee... Thank you He is great... thank you Pat
Response: WOW! ,but I beleive it. Should have contacted me so I could have sent you another,bet you thought I flaked.LOL You are welcome and thanks for the heart
Comment: What a treat to receive such a well made and imaginative ATC. I love the way you made the branch out of twisted wire.It was great to get a note from you. Thanks for the extras ( which will certainly be useful ) and for putting those beautiful postage stamps on the envelope.
Response: Thanks for the kind words,you are welcome. Appreciate the heart.
Thank you so much for all the ATC's. And of course all the extra vintage things. You ask what kind of ATC's I liked. I just recieved my first one in August so I am really new at making and collecting. I am not really sure what I like. I know I love vintage and maybe I am leaning toward collage. I am just too new to know. lol
Thanks again for all the extra ATC's. I apprecate them and you!!
Comment: Sorry it has taken so long for Betty to rate you, I am Jennifer the daughter, who helps with swap-bot. We get together every so often and catch up on the ratings. The ATC card that you sent is lovely, and very well done. Thanks for sending and once again sorry for the delay. Jennifer and Betty.
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart. I hope all is well.
Comment: Hi Marie! I have been lucky enough to get you as my sending partner TWICE now for ATC's!--lucky me! This one is just amazing! I absolutely adore the colors and shapes (a kitty--hooray!). Very thoughtful and carefully constructed. Thank you very much for another wonderful swap!
Response: You are welcome,thanks for the kind words and the heart.
Comment: Hi Marie! Sorry for the late rating! I L O V E D your little ATC featuring your hubby and his catch-of-the-day! Also, ingenious use of the shells alongside the endge of the ATC. Thank you very much for making such a special ATC for me!
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Where can I hit a button for several more stars... Not exaggerating this is one really excellent work of art... Love it... If you were my art student you'd get an a + And ten bonus points on your next test!! Love it thanks
Response: Glad you like it. You are welcome,apprecite the kind words and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs! The Zombie is a funny one! I really dont have an ear for music, I am total anti-music :) The metal ribbon is great, I can use as a stencil and make cool dots! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you, yours is so much nicer than mine was.
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the heart. I found this really difficult because as a general rule monsters are monster cause they are mean and bad.I really had to think on this one.Thanks for the challenge.
Comment: Very cool card-I loved it and your note-I akso worked in florist shops over the years-I California its RED followed by Yellow-especially red carnations (which I love to eat in salad BTW-peppery and yummy-when they were less expensive I used to buy them on purpose for salads)
Response: Thanks for the kind words and the heart.The only flower I have eaten is cauli-flower.Lol Tooo many food allergies to be experimental.
Comment: Heya! Sorry for not rating sooner - I opened it while out and about, and it's lived in my bag for a while. It's beautiful, and the origami design is just what I need for a project I'm doing at the moment. Cheers!
Comment: BEAUTIFUL santa card...I really love it....Thanks so much....I will mention it cane in 1.40 postage due..I learned the hard way to check the thickness of the envelope because the po charges package rate if it won't fit thru their little slot thing they use...You can go to the usps and they have a picture of it...I think it is so unfair of them..but what can we do...I wasn't telling you because I wanted anything..I gladly pay postage due but try to tell people...some one told me about this months ago and I like to pass the info along....Again thanks==I love vintage santas....â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Glad you liked the ATC. Sorry about the postage due. I take everything to the post office and have them weigh each item so that doesn't happen,they even use the slot gizmo,guess someone goofed. First time someone has mentioned postage due. Hope it is the last time,something like this happens.
Comment: Dear Marie, thank you for the both sweet ATCs in your package. This one is very beautifully assembled and will go into my favourites as well as the other one. You are so skillful in choosing colours for me :-) Thanks for the pretty extras too.
Response: You are welcome,just checking the profile.
Comment: this was a fun swap... so much to choose from...really like the way you embellished your atc...very nice...love all the great extras...especially that gold metallic looking border...thanks so much
Comment: Wow! Impressed by the packaging before I even got to the "good stuff". You must have the most delicate touch to do the lotus so small. Thanks formatting, I have origami#2 swap up if you want more challenge.
Response: glad you liked it. I used to do corsage work in a florist shop. I worked there twenty-five years.I really like doing tiny things.
Comment: I love them! I originally read the challenge the same way, it would definitely have been quite challenging. Thank you so much! And thank you for the wonderful extras, I've been planning to do a Frida ATC!
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC: Paper/Tape! It is fantastic!!! Your ATC puts mine to shame. I had some problems with mine and did several until I was happy with it!
Is there a Pasadena in Texas, or does it refer to the Pasadena New Year's Day Parade in California? If so, that is kind of neat for me as when I was growing up, we ventured from Iowa to California every other year at Christmas to visit my mom's only sibling! And we loved the parade. Specially when the Iowa Hawkeyes played in the Rose Bowl. I never made it to a game, but watched lots on tv!
Anyhow, thank you for everything, I am certainly enjoying this! Happy Swapping to you!!!
Response: You are so welcome and thanks for the kind words.I think that refers to the CA. Pasadena.There is a Pasadena Texas. I have heard of it,not sure where it is.
Comment: Your geisha arrived today. Lovely... What a great card you made. Thank you so much. I loved hearing you made the background and the extra cards too. I have so many asian rubber stamps that I agree not enough asian swaps. Let me know if you host one. Thank you again for the gorgeous lady.
Response: You are welcome and thanks for the kind words.
Comment: Loved the special note...I agree about Victoria falls.. Would love to see that and all the things you mentioned as well... Great card! And the extras as well (lucky for me you "luv2kraft". Thank you
Comment: I loved your story about the mockingbird! I'm a backyard birdwatcher as well, and I've never managed to attract any orioles.
I don't have any mockingbirds here in Oregon though.
Thank you for the great ATC :}
Comment: Oh wow! I really love this ATC! Very pretty. I also love them all & love to make them. I very seldom trade any that I have received. I can't part with them. Thanks for sending this lovely one to add to my collecton and the extra goodies. :)
Comment: Ohhh my! Your ATC is incredible!! I am so envious of your bird cage die cut. I want one of them....maybe I can find it online? Just beautiful and I thank you so much. Very happy and thrilled to add your creation to my collection. :-)
Response: You are welcome.Thanks for the kind words.The birdcage die cut was sent to me as an extra in another swap.
Comment: Wow! Aren't you on the ball! I have chosen my text but haven't even started the actual card! This one is really nice, and you have to tell me what that puffy clear stuff is...dimensional modpodge???
Response: You are welcome.That puffy clear stuff is actually a t-shirt paint and it is a pale yellow.
Comment: yes loved the ATC very much,sorry about profile been meaning to add to it I did that when T was a newbie and had no idea what I was doing'I thhat I know how much a profile can help your partners I relize I have to update mine just been to busy swapping. You know you have sent to me before I love your work
Happy Swapping Debbie
Response: You are welcome.I,too have been meaning to edit my profile.Well, one of these days.lol
Comment: Received a nice package in the mail. Thanks so much for the cards, atc, and goodies. They will be put to good use. Wish I had thought to send a blank Easter card - what a good idea. Keep swapping.
Comment: Love your ATC and the awesome stars! they will get used! Love having you for a partner!
Response: your welcome! I thought you might be tired of the same 'ol papers.The stars are punched from a meal seal top for the meals on wheels programe. It fell on the floor and before anyone could say anything I scooped it up and claimed it My co- workers just stared at me. They know I make ATCs.
Comment: Wow, thank you for this awesome swap! The ATC is great and the story behind it even greater ^0^ It reminds me of a friend who took a course about hair and make-up and thus bought herself a HEAD to practice, she scared the whole dorm to death when she put it out to dry ^.^ Chupacabra is a scary creature, most definitely! I also believe that it's some sort of animal anomaly, but who knows...? ^.^
Response: Your welcome! I hope to never,ever run into a chupacabra or a look alike.
Comment: Hey omg thank you so much the creepy baby card is so so so awesome, your really talented!! x] Received it just today, loved the wee note attached and the "I follow you everywhere because I love you" message haha. And your "creepy doll" book sounds cool would love to see it. I can't thank you enough, was feeling kinda down today and this has really cheered me up. Thanks hun you rawk! :] <3 xox
Response: You are very welcome,I will see what I can do about the pics of the book. marie
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. It's a beauty. How did you do the shining rounds? That piece of brown envelop with the face on it is exactly what I like!!!!! I am going to hang it on my favorite wall. You made me happy today
Response: You will have to be more specific with the description,because i belong to several swaping clubs and I am always making ATCs.