Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ATCoins. I love receiving from you! Your prints are delightful. My favorite is the purple daisy on the blue/green paper. Stunning! The sun on the deli paper is ephemeral and has so many layers and luscious gold highlights. Beautiful! And finally the vintage lady is appreciated because she is so delicately done. I rarely stamp on my backgrounds and you do such a great job. So thanks again for such beautiful coins for my collection. Stay safe and healthy and enjoy your gardening. :). <3<3<3
Comment: Lucky me! What a beautiful collection of envies! Love your card and gelli printed tissue that you wrapped the envies in. You just know I ever-so-gently opened that up to keep it. Quadruple hearts for you. Thank you, Penelope!!
Comment: Penelope, I absolutely LOVE the bookmarks you made for me! They are so cool! Thank you for also including the Gelli printed tea bags. I am excited to use those in something! Excellent swap! <3
Comment: Thanks so much for a bright colorful PC. I enjoy receiving colorful postcards; I'm just not very good at putting bright colors together. I hope your little towhee family thrives this year. We had, I think, 3 nesting of European Starlings in the nests in our saguaro cactus. Such loves.
Comment: Hi Penelope! I LOVE all the ATCs! All of them are so cool! I love your hand carved stamps and the direction you took all three ATCs in. The way you used the tea bags as base for Gelli printing and also stamping is too cool! I love how the printing looks on those. Gonna have to add that to my repertoire for sure! Oh, and the postage stamps you used on the envie are awesome! Thanks so much for another excellent swap! <3 <3 <3
Comment: First of all, I love the postcard. You selected super cool pieces and put them together well. Second of all, isn't it funny how swapbot decides to always pair two people? I mean, lucky for me that you've sent to me - what, 3 or 4 times in the last few weeks. Gina and I often send to each other too even though there are plenty of others in the swaps. Anyway, thank you. I love it and i love the green note. :-)
Comment: Thanks for another great swap. You achieved excellent detail. I had trouble doing that with these plates. And I love the print you pulled on the dictionary page. I hope you have a wonderful summer! <3<3<3
Comment: Hi Penelope! Thank you for the fabulous blue postcard. I LOVE sharks and yes, the shark stayed intact on its journey through the US mail. LOL. I like the blue swirl things. Is that a rubber stamp or a stencil? That's cool. Thanks again.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it :) The small blue swirls are a rubber stamp. There are five circles on the stamp -- it is either RubberMoon or Viva Las Vegas...Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for the fun prints. I, too, found it challenging to use these plates - i couldn't get good ink transfer. But it was fun! I like your design. and PS thanks for using lovely postage :^)
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm glad you liked the prints and the postage! I really liked how the year of the boar stamp popped against the color of the envelope.
Comment: I love it! I'm going to Alaska for the first time in a couple of weeks, so it's especially appropriate for me. Also, I LOVE watercolors. Thanks so much! I won't get to see the Aurora Borealis--too much light now, I guess. I'll have to go back in the winter!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked the postcard. Alaska is amazing -- enjoy your trip :)
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! Your camping trip sounds wonderful! I hope you have better weather than the Lewis and Clark expedition! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) The weather was pretty great considering we were at the coast. On our fourth day, there were 18-25 ft. swells and waves were coming over the embankment and into the campsites closest to the beach. It was incredible to watch the power of the waves and they pushed and pulled huge logs and beams on and off the shore.
Comment: Wonderful stamped postcard, perfect for an early spring day. I really liked how you double stamped the ferns with different shades of green, it adds depth to the image. And such a clever use of the petal stamp to create the flower. Pattern stamps are so versatile! Thanks for a Good Mail Day.
Comment: Woohoo - another new word for me - Exuviae! It’s an Awesome PC - thanks for joining the swap! (Haha, I had to run through the alphabet in a dictionary app to find which word it was since the V flew off in transit :D). Love the stamps too -Swoon~
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm sorry the V pulled a vanishing act in transit :( I am loving this swap series!
Comment: thanks for this wonderful PC! When is the last time you got to visit your sons? I am getting the planting itch too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank for the great rating and the heart :) I haven't been up to visit in 3-4 years which feels like forever! We had a couple of days in the 70s last week, but I knew it was a false start ha ha!
Comment: Oh that is quite the debonair Cat! & embossed too - Love the whole PC and the vintage cats watching the vintage chipmunk out an imaginary postage window :D!! I’ll email you separately re arti-stamps!
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and heart! I had so much fun creating that cat card and was very excited to find vintage cat postage to use on it :)
Comment: Penelope!!! I absolutely loved all the stamps so much. And I would say you have lots of great ones to be fair, even tho you are new to the postage swapping scene!! Love the nature ones too and especially the photography one. Thanks again, it made my day!! 💕😊
Response: I am so glad you were pleased with everything :) Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! I'm looking forward to collecting and swapping more postage <3
Comment: Your envie and notecard were really enough for me to feel the happy, but then you were so generous with the stamps. I LOVE the Flannery O'Connor and am down to my last one - so nice to have another. Thank you, Penelope, for a great swap!
Response: I'm so happy it arrived safely and that you liked everything :) Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Yay - so happy to get such fun mail art from you again Penelope - thank you! Miss you / your work on IG, but I know how the time and energy for art can be zapped lately too! I hope you are creating beautiful, fun, love-filled memories with your grandkids :D!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy New Year!
Comment: Guess what finally arrived! 2+ weeks from Seattle. Not cool to make us worry. I think all the postal workers were admiring your gorgeous envelope! :) I love the bird card. The rust and teal night sky is exquisite and the moon is beautifully subtle. I am excited to check out some of the new paints/textures you have used. The baked textures are gorgeous. And I definitely want to try the micaceous iron oxide. Thanks for the big sample print to play with! It is very cool. So once again I am lucky to add two more of your lovely cards to my collection. They were definitely worth the wait!! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! This response is super late, and I apologize for that. Happy New Year!
Comment: I don't know how your cards keep getting better and better when each of your swaps is exceptional. I keep all of your greetings cards but this one is a favorite. I do lots of leaf printing in the fall but never thought to use some ferns. DUH! I will give that a go! Your ATCs are gorgeous -- I always go to nature for my inspiration. Your leaf prints are beautiful, esp. the blue and green fairy fern. Such delicious delicacy. I love your seed pod stencil, and the color palettes, and the quotes. Perfect package of goodies. Including yet another bioluminescent postage stamp. You ROCK!! :) <3<3<3
Response: You are too kind, Michele! I am so pleased you liked what I sent :) I had great fun figuring out how many different ways I could use my fern fronds! Thank you for the great rating and heart and for continuing to host this wonderful swap <3<3
Comment: Thanks for your wonderful postcard and message. I really like your tape stripes -- it makes for a nice bunch of printing samples! Clever idea. I hope you have a great crafty summer. If you discover a particularly cool gelli technique I hope you share it with me :) <3
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm glad you liked the postcard -- I cannot bear to throw any printed scrap away ha ha so I keep making them! I have not printed yet this summer and it is flying by :( Hopefully I'll find some time in the next few weeks!
Comment: Good golly what an awesome swap package! Stellar envelope and presentation (as usual). Thanks so much for the gorgeous bioluminescent postage stamp! (and penguins!) The greeting card is STUNNING! I have to start using die cuts on my gelli prints (instead of just placing them on top of the print). The turquoise gold and white combo is spectacular. Then I get to the actual cards ... and they are amazing. Great prints and quotes and I love the cute critters you played with in this round. And the wash tape raindrops -- brilliant! I am always thrilled to see mail art from you heading my way. Don't ever worry about "same old same old". You always teach me new tricks and inspire me. Have yourself a glorious summer! <3<3<3
Response: Apparently I am terrible at responding to ratings -- I didn't realize how far behind I was :( Thank you so much for your kind compliments about my cards :) It is always a fun challenge to think of new ideas for this swap :) I have a slight addiction to digital stamps and that dog is one of my favorites :)
Comment: There you go stamping on your prints again! With absolutely perfect results. I LOVE the little girl and her quote. lol And you are right, the blue side is spectacular. I'm glad you left it unadorned. The sparkle quote is one of my favorites and I like you little vintage dancer. And thanks for the reminder to use some of my punchella -- I have a ton of that stuff. As always, I am beyond thrilled to add some of your beautiful cards to my collection! <3<3<3
Response: I have an entire roll of punchinella, and I rarely think to use it. I tend to drag it out when I am desperate and can't think of anything else to use. Thank you for continuing to host this swap -- it's my favorite! And thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Hello Penelope! Thank you so much for the really pretty card! I let out a little gasp when I saw how pretty it was as I opened the mail. I love the unconventional rainbow for sure! Thanks again!!
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and heart! I am so pleased you liked it :) I love using up my random strips instead of throwing them away!
Comment: I'm glad to have been your partner for these beautiful inspirational cards. I'm going to check out the artist on you-tube that you mentioned. The card that you made is beautiful too. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm very happy you liked the cards! Happy Swapping!
Comment: OK I need to start making my own printed envelopes. Yours are always so bright and inspiring! (Thanks for the beautiful postage stamps too!). Your cards are exceptional. It is so fun to swap with you! I'm partial to black birds and the back of that card is really interesting. It almost looks like you outlined the white elements but it is just how the paint ridged up? Very cool. The quote print on the other card -- yellow and blue with the purple over-print -- is a wonderful color palette. And both quotes are excellent. Definitely ones to ponder. I am SO thrilled to add these cards to my collection. <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for the kind compliments, the great rating, and the heart :) Making envelopes from prints is probably my all time favorite way to use them! I have the We R Memory Keepers envelope punchboard, which makes it super easy. You are correct about the paint ridging up :) I'm glad you like the quotes -- I love searching for new ones :)
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard! By the way, my oldest child is a nerdfighter from way back and I just finished TATWD last week :^) PS great postage stamps!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so happy you liked the postcard :) Tell your nerdfighter DFTBA! I love postage and I might be addicted, so it's always fun to share cool stamps. Also, in case you hadn't heard, Hank Green wrote a novel and it's available for presale on various platforms. The release date is September 25.
Comment: LOVE this is person!! All the beautiful layers from start to finish! How did you do the rubber-stamps (glitter? embossing powder? how are they clear underneath?! So many things I don't know about supplies :D!!) Thanks for joining the swap and for another beautiful MailArt piece from you!!
Comment: Thank you for sending me such a fabulous swap! I love the envelope -- so bright and cheery -- and the striking greeting card print and stencil cutout -- I am so stealing that idea! -- and the cool starlight washi tape! :) But then it really gets good .... your gorgeous cards. I really appreciate your gelli prints as textured eye candy. Lots of interesting detail. Very inspirational "Just Do It" quote and lovely snowflake haiku. But my favorite thing of all is your moonlit tree artwork -- stunning color and composition. I am displaying it on an easel in my art room for the winter. Here's wishing you beautiful holidays. Hope to see you again swapping in January. <3<3<3
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! I'm so pleased you liked everything!The stencil cutout is actually a die from Tim Holtz. He did several sets. I believe they are called mixed media dies. I was very happy with how the tree and moon card turned out, and I am glad you liked it too! Have a wonderful Christmas, and I will definitely be participating next month :)
Comment: Recieved my cards. I really like the one reminding that "Your today is not your forever" - often hard to remember when life throws you a curve. I appreciated the notecard made from your print!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I am very glad you liked everything!
Comment: Thank you for another beautiful set of cards. The "Special" card is definitely my favorite. I love the pink and teal palette and your glitter gesso/stencil work. And I agree the print on the back stands alone. I also really like the quote by Moshe Dayan. And I got a hoot out of how you addressed the beautiful envelope. I hope the postal workers appreciated it. Always a pleasure to have you in my swap. Thanks again. <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I had a lot of fun with the envelope, and I had my fingers crossed it wouldn't get waylaid on the way.
Comment: Guess what showed up in my mail today? A beautiful heart! I love the bright colors and the stenciling is awesome! The gold around the edges just sets everything off! Thank you for taking the time to make me something special!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so pleased you like it and that it arrived safely! I had a lot of fun creating it. It never fails that they show up as soon as I start panicking! Happy Swapping :)
Comment: Thanks for the cool card, I especially love the texture paste. OMG the thermal stamp, my daughter will keep forever! She even took it to the Post Office to show the lady as we always discuss American stamps being cooler than ours :-)
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so glad you liked the postcard and that the eclipse stamp was a hit! One of my favorite things about international mail is the postage stamps from other countries. Happy Swapping!
Comment: The card is so pretty, I like your new die too. Where do you shop for dies? Nicely done, extras, card and the beautiful envelope. Thank you so much for making it special for me.
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I'm so pleased you liked the card. I buy dies wherever I can...I am a bit of an addict! That die is from a set of four that I found on Amazon. It is Sizzix brand and there is a second set of four with different designs too. If you want more info on the dies, send me a message :) Happy Swapping!!
Comment: It's always a treat to receive a swap from you! Our techniques are very similar! I love molding paste and love how you used it on the Skinny! I just love, love, love your art. Thank you for the wonderful extras!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words :) I am so pleased you liked everything! I really enjoyed making that skinny for you after reading your profile and seeing all the things we have in common. Thank you for the great rating and the heart. Happy Swapping
Comment: I am in love with your cleanup cards! They are beautiful. Thanks for the book and music recommendations. I have read two Ruta Sepetys books and my fave so far is Between Shades of Gray. I LOVED that book so much. I made a list of books I wanted to read over the summer and 90% of them are young adult/juvenile titles. Ha! Our Netflix is mostly for my husband too! Thank you for the great swap!
Response: I'm so pleased you liked the cards! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I just finished reading The One Man by Andrew Gross, and it was incredible! I highly recommend it :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: Great job on the cards! I understand the overthinking. I tend to go into that brainspace you go when you play solitaire for wayyyyyy toooo long. Where you stop thinking and let yourself go on auto pilot. ðŸ˜˜
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I wish I could figure out how to turn off my brain sometimes ha ha! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you. I Never tire of your stuff. The background is fantastic and I love Vera Lane digi's also.
Response: I'm glad you liked the postcard! I'd been holding on to that background for a while...sometimes it's hard to send off a print I really like :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping <3
Comment: Thank you. Love the molding paste texture.
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm very glad you liked the postcard. I love to use molding paste with stencils. I like the texture and that it is flexible when it dries. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks for another two wonderful inspiration cards. I love that your cards are heavy/substantial little artworks. The harried bunny stamp makes me smile and the green geometric print is spectacular! I am again honored to add your beautiful cards to my collection. Thank you so much! <3<3<3
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words :) I like a thicker ATC, too. I'm so happy you like the cards. I love using the bunny stamp; it makes me smile also! Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I look forward to swapping again in the fall. Have a wonderful summer <3 <3 <3
Comment: Very nice; I loved this! How did you do the black raised designs? Heat emboss tool and a certain ink? Thanks for a fabulous art set!
Response: I'm so pleased you like the set :) The raised black is heat embossed. I use a Versamark watermark stamp pad to stamp the design and Stampendous black embossing powder. Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart :)
Comment: Wow - thank you for the beautiful ATC's. I like them both. The contrast between the magenta and white is striking but I am most drawn to the Pistachio card with the gold geometric design and the counter side with the subtle blue print and Dina Wakley image. Thanks too for the envelope full of extras. I will be putting everything to good use on future projects!
Response: You're very welcome, and I'm so happy you like them :) The pistachio and geometric print is one of my all-time favorites!
Comment: Oh muh guh, I LOVE every thing about this ATC! Not sure what your normal style is, but I'm so glad you tried something new! I want all the stamps, especially the math one...I mean come on, you even have matching washi lol. Love it. Thanks so much for be awesome
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) I'm sorry for the delay in responding to your rating :( I think I may have messaged you the info on the stamps, but in case I didn't...the insect is from Maki Stamps in the UK and the math stamp is from Indigo Blu :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: Your beautiful inspiration cards arrived today in a postal body bag. :( But luckily they arrived in decent condition (thank you for encasing them all in plastic!!). I've always like that Earth/nature quote and the embellishments you used are perfect. The Poe card is exceptional. Excellent quote and lovely gelli prints. Love the swirls around his head. No worries about the flaw (my DH says it is just one of the invisible head daggers Poe had to deal with on a daily basis). I hadn't seen that quote before and really like it! Thanks for the extra prints too. I have to get into the studio in December and get myself a stock for next year's cards. Here's wishing you joyous and safe holidays. Looking forward to swapping with you again in the New Year. <3<3<3
Response: Thank you for the great rating and the heart! It is always a pleasure to send to you :) I was beginning to worry about them, but I'm glad they made it undamaged!! Your husband's insight is perfect! Poe was definitely a tormented soul. The Poe quote is one of my favorites : ) I hope your holidays are filled with lots of love and peace <3 I'm looking forward to more swaps after the first of the year!
Comment: Oh wow, Peneleope...these are even more gorgeous IRL than they were on Instagram. Not only are the prints themselves beautiful, but the envies are impeccably constructed and look and feel so high quality! I'm so impressed! And then you wrote such a nice note inside a lovely handmade card AND included thoughtful extras as well (in addition to the extra envies you made)--I feel quite thoroughly spoiled. This was a special and memorable swap indeed! Thank you so much. <3
Response: I'm so pleased you liked everything! I tried to include a variety of colors, patterns, and embellishments. Making envelopes is my favorite way to use my prints :) Thank you so much for your kind words and the great rating and heart! I hope we get to swap again sometime.
Comment: Ohhhh I am so lucky when I receive cards from you! They are always exceptional. Both cards are great but I love love love the rabbit one. Very cool stamp and beautifully done on that pastel subtle background. And the flip side -- with the netting pattern -- is perfect for the quote. Great job! Glad you are still harvesting -- all done here. Not the best garden weather this year. And I am right there with you scrounging for prints. I have to carve out some time to get a stash together for next year's cards. Glad your teaching is going well though (that is really more important lol). Thanks for another great swap! <3<3<3
Response: Michele, you are too kind with your compliments! The rabbit card was my favorite as well :) I finally managed to find time to make some prints, but then used them all for envelopes, lol! I guess I'll be having another print session this weekend ;) Thank you for the great rating and heart. I look forward to swapping with you next year!
Comment: Thanks for another great pair of inspiration cards. I love the blue and pink print on the "expert" card and the black stencil lines are striking. Both sayings are excellent. And the gold linework on the backs is a nice touch. I especially like the thin gold overlapping words. I am very happy to add these to my collection. Good luck on the start of a new school year -- may you have an enjoyable adventure! <3<3<3
Response: I'm so glad you like them! It was fun to play with my new stencils and have the results be better than I expected! The school year is going great. It is my first year teaching middle school, and I love the age group :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Hopefully you'll never tire of my contributions ;)
Comment: I am so lucky and extremely happy that I received two of your spectacular inspiration cards this month. I love both quotes. The one about the stars is one of my favorites! You were right to leave the wood-grained side unembellished -- that print is gorgeous. I love the feather die-cut. I will have to be on the lookout for that one. Your gel prints have amazing depth of color. I am in awe! :) Have yourself a fabulous road trip. Wish I were joining you. Outside of Muir Woods you are going to my favorite spot on Earth. Enjoy!! <3<3<3
Response: I'm so happy you like them! I was worried they were boring. The feather die is Spellbinders, and it is a set of 6 different shapes and sizes. I am super excited to be going to Glacier. I wanted to go last summer, but it just didn't work out. Thank you for hosting the swap every month! I know I've said it before, but it is my favorite and I wouldn't miss a month for anything! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
Comment: Nice job! I like the contrast and drama of the black background against the brilliant colors of the wonkie circles! You must have a wonderful stash of gel prints! What a great inspiration sampler too! I like using iridescent acrylics against a black background, when I am making gel prints. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I have quite a large stash, all sorted by size. I use every last bit of print :) I will definitely be trying the iridescent acrylics on black paper next time I have a gelli day! Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and envelope! I love what you made, the kitty cat image is just adorable! And thanks so much for the kind words about my work too, I really appreciate it (hugs)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything and that it made it there safely! Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: Loverly, loverly. I just LOVE seeing other swapper's interpretations. Hubby noticed last month that the Kandinsky Circles PC on the fridge has been updating.
Response: Wow! Did it just get there? I mailed it about two weeks ago :O I'm so glad it arrived safely and that you like it! I love seeing the different interpretations too! Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping :)
Comment: I love your painted-paper envie, Penelope. Thanks so much for brightening up my mailbox as well as my day. Thanks too for the lovely hand printed papers & old stamps which will certainly find their way into my creations.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything and that it arrived safely! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: The mystery has been solved! I found your postcard between my car seat and the middle console. I drive down a steep mtn driveway to get my mail...then back up again...a few days back I had quite a bit of mail, it must have slid down between there and I didn't even see it. So sorry!!! But I love it, and the fact it's green with butterflies. Extra hearts for the long wait.
Response: I'm so glad you found it!! Your driveway sounds like an adventure ;) I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! When I read in your profile that you like comic book villains, I knew immediately what I was going to send :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping
Comment: Many thanks for a great set of yummy mail art, and yay for all the color! Love it all, but the little tag is my favorite....don't really know why...by the way just realized I forgot to put some ribbon on my tag! Was planning to... doh!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I had a lot of fun creating it :) Thank for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping :)
Comment: Wow! Such a beautiful and well made swap! The bookmarks are absolutely awesome! I just love them. And the print on the notecard is gorgeous, too. I'm always excited to receive from you; I love your work, and your style! Thanks so much, hun! Extra hearts! <3 <3 <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I loved trying something a little different with these bookmarks, and I was quite happy with the final product :) I love receiving from you, too! So glad I found this group; it is my favorite of all the groups I belong to :) Thank you for the great rating, the heart, and your kind compliments. Happy Swapping!
Comment: I love everything about these gorgeous bookmarks (and card!). Your style is so artful, I love how you embellished with inks and pen, what a great idea! I am going to love using these to mark my place in my art books. Your handwriting is really nice, love that fine line you wrote with. Thank you for the lovely swap!
Response: I'm so happy you like everything! I love mark making and how it can change a print! Thank you for the compliment on my handwriting. I love penmanship and hand-lettering! The pen is a Pentel Slicci, and the size is .25 I found them at Fred Meyer in a two-pack. It writes beautifully and doesn't smear which is important to me as a lefty! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: It took me a while to figure out what swap this was for to thank you, but I did it!
I have a problem throwing out bits too.. :P
Response: I am so sorry! I must have spaced out writing the swap info in the card! I'm glad you figured it out :) I hope you liked everything! Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hello Penelope! Thank you for the very lovely package! The ATC is gorgeous and I like the little extras. Lovely! XO
Response: I'm so glad you liked it and the extras! I really enjoy making ATCs :) Thank you so much for the great rating and the heart! Also, thanks again for being so understanding about my mailing it out late! Happy Swapping, Penelope
Comment: Right from the start I knew I was going to love your art! The envied was so nice I opened it very carefully. Then the colours and text and images on the inside are great too. Thanks for the awesome art.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Making envelopes is one of my favorite things to do with my gelli prints :) Thank you for kind words and the great rating and heart :) Happy Swapping!!
Comment: What an incredibly womderful postcard! I will definitely have to check out the ETSY store, and your gelli print is fantastic! I just loved everything right down to the message on the back! ðŸ’šâ¤ï¸ðŸ’œðŸ’™ðŸ’›
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! I had a lot of fun coloring Java Jane and her feline sidekick :) If you're on facebook, there is a Vera Lane Studios group you can join. There is always so much inspiration there; it's a wonderful community! Thank you for your kind words and the great rating and heart :) Happy Arting, Penelope
Comment: Wonderful atc..."love" the backgroud "love" the tower of hearts just "love". Tia atc but really appreciate the best extra ever ... Your explanation of your choice of your "one little word"...thank you so very much!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for your kind words regarding my explanation. I was nervous to share such a personal process, but putting it on paper was a great reminder for me :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping, Penelope
Comment: I wonder what 'gelliprint' is. Many thanks for the beautiful card and stamps!
Response: A gelli print is also called a monoprint. You could google either term for more info. I'd explain it here, but it would take a lot of space! I'm so glad you like the postcard and postage stamps :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart! Happy Swapping, Penelope
Comment: You are my partner, so I think I have to rate you: I received two beautiful cards, but no note, no name of the swap, nothing, BUT: I like them very much, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them, and that they arrived safely. There should have been a notecard tucked between the folds of the manila envelope I sent them in. I forgot to put it with the other cards before taping it up, so I cut a slit in the tape and slid it in. Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
Comment: Loved the envie that you sent your prints,loved the card you wrote your note on for me-great view! I loved your prints,and the bonus of shimmer! I'll be using your prints for a variety of things,thanks so much.This was a fun swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! I love making oversized gelli envelopes. My secret hope is that the recipient will repurpose it in their art :) The card was a photo I took at a friend's home. I love adding metallic to my prints. Sometimes it's difficult to get just the right amount of shimmer! I enjoyed the swap too. Thank you for the great rating and the heart :D Happy Arting!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card puzzle postcard â¤ï¸â˜ºï¸ðŸ’Œ I loved the stamps too :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I love getting stamps from other countries, so I always try to use a variety of fun/beautiful stamps when I send to other countries :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: This was such a fun swap. I like looking at all the little puzzle pieces and figuring out what the big cards looked like. I'm glad you had a delightful kid-filled Christmas. They really make it all magical. Happy New Year!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! And you're absolutely right about kids making Christmas magical :) Happy New Year to you as well. Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Fabulous assortment of gelli pieces! Thank you! :-) I was just writing a quote today and was thinking that I needed to create a quote journal. I'd love to see pictures of yours if you don't mind sharing. :-)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! It was great fun to get out the Cuttlebug and my punches for this swap. Thank you for the great rating and the heart! I haven't forgotten about showing you my quote journal, I've just been super busy with work!
Comment: Your package arrived today. It was like Mary Poppins satchel!! I kept pulling out more and more wonderful treasure! Thank you SO much for the beautiful selection. It was, as you suspected, way far above and beyond the swap requirements, but an absolute delight to receive. Loved them all, but my favorite thing is the umbrella. <3 The card is also lovely, so in all, it was a soul food bit of happy mail!
Response: Wow! That was super fast mail :) I am so glad you like everything! The umbrellas were actually an afterthought - I came across them when I was looking for some other gelli printed goodies. Thank you for hosting such a fun swap and for the great rating and heart :)
Comment: Penelope, thank you so much for the beautiful card and extra goodies! I love the colors in the card, and it is indeed reminiscent of Autumn. This is my favorite time of year! So far here the leaves aren't yet changing colors, but hopefully soon! Thanks for a great swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card and extras. I love this time of year, too! I have an apple tree in my backyard, I've been baking like crazy. Thank you for the great rating and the heart :)
Comment: Wow! What kind (brand) of acrylic paints do you use? Your colors and details are so crisp and bright (I struggle to avoid muddiness in my prints). Both of your cards are striking -- lovely quotes, artistic text presentation, beautiful color combinations. But the green/purple card is my favorite! Gorgeous color palette and the white detailing is intricate and sharp. I will love having these cards in my collection! Thank you! <3<3<3
Response: Hi, Dobie! Sorry for the delay in replying. My teacher's union went out on strike a little over a week ago, so I've been busy picketing. Thank you for your kind compliments on my work :) I use a variety of acrylics, but my favorites are Golden Fluid Acrylics. I also use some really inexpensive brands such as Pebeo Studio Acrylics, Maimeri Acrylics, and Michael's store brand Artist's Loft. I have found the best way to get crisp prints is to not have too much paint on the plate. I'm so glad you love the cards. I certainly love making them :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much Penelope, I enjoyed the clever envelope full of circular goodies! Well done you.
Happy days, xx
Response: Hi, Jane. I'm so glad it arrived safely. I am always a little nervous when mailing overseas! Part 2 should be arriving soon; I think I mailed it the day after :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart :) Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome magnets! You sent so many! :) They're all beautiful. I love the wooden flower, and also all the quotes you used on the others. Another great swap from you! <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! This was a fun challenge, and I learned a lot from it :) Thank you for the great rating and the heart, but mostly for starting the best group on Swap-Bot :)
Comment: Thanks for all the extras. We actually both read the WEissel book this last quarter. YOu gelli-ed enelope are lovely, I will look the product up online even though I don't do paper craft many of my friends do.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and envelope. Love the metallic paint. What brand do you use? Thanks for the goodies also. Merry Christmas.
Response: I'm so glad you like it :) Thank you for the rating and heart :) The metallics are Golden Heavy Body Acrylics. Other paints I use are Golden Fluid Acrylics, Dina Wakley Acrylics, Maimeri Acrylics, and Artist's Loft Acrylics, which is Michael's inexpensive store brand. Merry Christmas and Happy Printing!!
Comment: These ornaments are so pretty. Like you I am not sure which I like better. Lucky me to get two. You did a beautiful job. Thank you so much for making these just for me. I would give 50 hearts if I could. Oh, the handmade Christmas card is awesome. One of the prettiest I have ever received. I think it will go on my Wall of Fame even though it is just for Christmas,
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet compliments :) I'm glad you liked everything and that it arrived safely. The postal service makes me a little nervous, especially this time of year! Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Big smiles over here! Beautiful swap and don't worry, I love all of it....nothing "country bumpkin" haha. Thank you so much for the tea, fairy snippets from your book and gorgeous ATC. You are a very thoughtful person. :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything :) It was fun to read your profile and find goodies to send you! Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful tags...I love the colors. I also can't wait to incorporate all of the great extra goodies into my art! The envelope that you sent it in is gorgeous also...the hexagons are great!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: First, super cool envelope! That bubble wrap print is great, cool idea too! Second, where did you get that paper you wrote your note on? (I keep looking for nice prints to use for stationary and not having much luck). Great list, I put the Book Thief, Struck by Genius, and Complicit on my "To Read" List. = )
Response: Hi, Cayleigh! I'm so glad you liked the envelope -- I love making mailart :) I bought the paper at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon. I believe it is either Pomegranate or Papyrus stationery. I will check when I get home and send you a private message. If all else fails I can buy you one and send it to you :) Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: thank you so much! :D your mail art envelope was beautiful, I love all the Autumnal colours :) It was lovely of you to include a thoughtful letter and some extra gelli papers and stickers. Thanks! <3
Response: I'm so glad you like it and that it arrived safely :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the bright and cheery neon envie. (I wonder if my mail man had to wear his sun glasses to deliver it :-) It definitely brightened up my day. And thanks for the nice letter, and die cuts.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! When I took it to the post office, the mail clerk who helped me loved it!! It was one of the most fun envelopes I've ever created :) Thank you for the rating and the heart :D
Comment: Wow, you went above and beyond for this swap! The tags are just gorgeous! The magenta and blue one that you said is your favorite might be mine as well, but they're all exceptional. Thank you also for the extra ATC backgrounds, and for sending the swap in a lovely printed envelope. Fantastic swap all around! <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked the tags!! I had fun playing with my paint and stencils :) Thank you very much for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for your fabulous log, the letter and in particular the gorgeous handmade envelopes. You are so generous. It has been a pleasure swapping with you and I hope we get to swap together again soon.
Response: You're very welcome! I love making envelopes and sharing them :) Thank you very much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for both cards (like the green/black card a lot ^_^) and the note cards. Which technique did you used on the envelopes? I like it and I like your handwriting too:-))
Response: Hi, Lucine. I am so glad you like everything!! I have a gelli plate that I use for making mono prints on card stock, which I then make into envelopes. You can do a google search for gelli print and gelli plate and see lots of examples, videos, tutorials, etc. I liked the green and black card a lot, too :) Thank you for the compliment on my handwriting. Hand lettering is something I really enjoy, and I am always trying new techniques and ideas :) Thank you very much for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: I received your beautiful mail art envelope today - very awesome I might add. I love how you presented everything, first with tissue and snippets of washi tape, and then with the string tying the envies and other goodies together. I have a friend who does the gelli-print technique, but I've never tried it. Now I'm excited to have some envies that you made - love them! :) The mini envies are great too, and what fun - you put mini notes inside. The cute stickers were a nice touch, as was your handwritten letter. What a WONDERFUL mail day it was for me today. Thank you!! :)
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed everything! I am addicted to my gelli plate and to making envelopes :) I hope you have fun using them!! Thank you very much for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Wow! You definitely went above and beyond for this swap! I love everything. The envelopes and bookmark are beautiful, and the prints (LOVE the one with the star on it), and the mini notecards are wonderful. Oh, and the punches are much appreciated - they will be put to good use. The postcard is a nice addition to my collection. And to top it off, you threw in dark chocolate, yum! I just tried a piece, perfect! Thanks so much for checking out my profile and sending a swap catered to me. Extra hearts! <3 <3 <3
Response: Wow! That was super fast postal service :) I am glad you liked everything. I love a good dark chocolate, and I love to share with other chocolate lovers :) Thank very much for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Oh my goodness! This was so awesome! I absolutely loved everything! I have always wanted a liquid measuring shot glass, but have never bought one! The socks are awesome! AND my little ones and I will love trying the chocolate! You are amazing:)! Thank you! This totally made my night:)!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! It was fun picking things out for you :) I hope you liked the chocolate! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!!
Happy Swapping, Penelope
Comment: Absolutely fabulous job! I love it! I'm glad you'll be checking out Postcard Happiness. It's a wonderful project. Blessings, Margaret
Response: Thanks, Margaret! After I sent it I started second guessing myself and the appeal of the postcard. I was actually going to offer to send you another if you didn't like the original. Anyway, I am SO glad you like it and that it made there safely! Thank you very much for the rating and the heart :) Happy Swapping, Penelope
Comment: Hi Penelope, I ADORE the quote card you sent me :) The collage you sent me is also one of the things I like to make myself so much! Thank you so much <3 Wishing you a nice week and sending you my kindest greetings, Aline
Response: I'm so glad you love it! I really enjoyed making it :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you Penelope for the nice note, random acts of happiness, the "heart sticker," and the recipe. I'm very anxious to try it. And, by the way, you need not apologize for folding the recipe, you went to extra measures and I truly appreciate your effort! Also, we have been fixing vegetarian meals--something I never thought my husband would accept. :) Take care--best, Debby
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I hope you enjoy the recipe as much I as do. Thank you for the rating and the heart :)