Comment: Thank you for Holly's 'Once Upon a Time' and lrm1980's 'Snowflakes' ICMs. Snowflakes inspired me immediately and I filled page 3. They are both ready to go in the next deco swap. I love the idea of using the kleenex wallet to hold the decos. Thanks Shelly!
Comment: Thank you for the Bird deco for Windy. I want to be a snowbird because I am tired of shoveling all the snow we got last week - more to come this week. Guess we will maintain a white Xmas & go skiing, lol! Safe travels for your daughter. xxMuggleMom
Comment: Hi Shelly, Wow! It's been a long time. Hope life is treating you well. I love what you did in this swap and the extras, BUT, I'm short one card. The swap was for 2 + 2 cards and you sent only 3. I went ahead and rated you, but you do owe me one more. I leave it up to you whether you want to send it. Blessings to you and yours. Coleen
Response: Thanks. Of course I will send. Sent you a message
Comment: Thank you for the 2 DeboraCreates decos, 'Harmony' and 'Make Art'. They are lovely. I like her style. And your collage pages go well with each of them. I finished both of my pages and will move these along in my next ICM deco swap.
Comment: Thank you so much, Shelly, for sending this really nice deco on to me. It’s definitely one I will enjoy adding to. The notecard you sent it in is beautiful, too, and I will probably use the colorful design in some of my future crafting. 💙💜
Comment: Thanks for the Yellow Flowers deco by Sheresa L. I'll fill in the last page and send it off to Shelly S. in Michigan. I like the collage work you did for your page. And I also like the pumpkin paper you used for the envelope. Nice work.
Comment: Hi Shelly! I received your envelope today. I have to tell you that it came in a plastic mailer with a big note from the post office apologizing because your envelope was ripped open somewhere out there on it’s journey to me. Fortunately, I am happy to tell you that the contents seem just fine. It took over 3 weeks to get here. I am telling you this cause I don’t want you to think I have lagged on rating you! Anyway, now that I have that out of the way, I love the bellyband that you made! I love the sweet little bookmark inside of the band…so cleaver! I totally think it will go in my Victorian journal just fine with all the pretty floral elements. Thank you for the great extra little bits. Very lovely swap! Thank you!
Comment: Shelly, love the adorable Dracula card that you sent me!! It is so adorable and super creative! I love the little "blood donations here" message on the card as well! Thank you so much for the card and for the little extras as well!! <3
Comment: Hi Shelly,
Thank You for your patience. I got home from a Skilled Nursing Center last Thursday. Two days later I had COVID and am trying to recover, but it's very, very slow.
With that said, I want to Thank You for the wonderful Memorydex card you made for me . I am going to send your swap to my partner for this swap because I was never able to make this swap for my partner. I hope you don't mind.
I'm leaving Swap-bot forever. It has been Great Fun! Again, Thank You!
Response: Thank you. Hope your recovery from both is quick.
Comment: I'm glad you could fit 2 decos into one envelope. Shelly. Hopefully it saved you a little on postage. Thanks for lrm1980's open theme ICM with a kitten cover. I love getting a deco that's been filled in. I'm in the 4th spot. I like your beautiful vintage flower page. I've already filled in my page. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags! The pattern on the napkin and the lace work so well together. True story; the tags I made for my partner also have floral napkins and lace, although I used the lace differently.
Comment: Thanks so much for the road trip and the unthemed deco books! I liked the way your page turned out in the unthemed deco :). And thanks for the extra goodies too, I love using florals and these will come in handy!
Comment: Shelly, beautiful summer & sunflowers deco book you sent to me for the swap. My happiness to decorate a page following the same sunshine theme. Thank you for sharing with me & I hope we will meet up again in a deco book swap.
Comment: Shelly, oh my goodness, WOW! I love the ATC that you sent me so much, I love how you themed it July, it truly captures the entire feel of this month:) I am so happy and excited to add your ATC into my collection! Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC and for all of the wonderful extras that you sent as well. I am so grateful and appreciative for everything!! I really wish I could give you more hearts, I love everything with my whole heart<3
Comment: Shelly, this is a beautiful flipbook! I love the Tim Holt/vintage style and this is one of the best examples I have seen! And now it's all mine!!! And tea-dyed paper to journal on! Thank you so very much!!!
Comment: Nicely done. What a neat border at the top. I love the stitching around the die too. So many goodies. What a neat quilted card. Also really cool watercolored papers. Thank you! We do have a lot in common.
Comment: I love the signature you made me! The coffee-dyed papers are nice and smell good! Lol! I love all of the cool elements such as the tucks, cards, tags, mini notebooks, die cuts, etc.! It’s very cool! I love the style! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for these 3 gorgeous paint chips and all the extras! I agree with you that they are addicting! It is trying to warm up here! We need rain! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the awesome "Spider woman" ATC, and the extra surprises! I love the little "web" coming out of Spider Woman's mouth. The little papers and witchy card you put everything in is super cute creepy cool as well.
Comment: Cute and creative lady bug atc. I almost went with the same theme! What medium did you use?? It's nice and bright. Love the mushroom card you made. Also love ❤ the ephemera you sent. Thank you for everything 😃
Response: I used watercolor paints, colored pencils and 2 different marker sets. Thank you.
Comment: Hi Shelly! Thx so much for the botanical love themed pc - love the different elements you used - the pink is gorgeous. How funny as I lived in City of Decatur, GA for 23 years before moving abroad!! small world. I go back everyyear to see family and friends. Enjoy and thx again!! Tama
Response: Thanks. I grew up in Decatur on Scott Blvd. What a coincidence
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap series! Your blank journal is the right size and paper : ) I guess you kept the cover at home so it can stay clean? I got another new journal from someone recently with a removeable cover she wrote instructions for us to remove the pages to work on them to keep her cover clean. : ) I hope you have fun in this swap series!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I thought we were only sending inside pages. Lol
Comment: Hi Shelly! Wow, what a beautiful envelope! I really loved how you incorporated the napkin; I've never seen that done before and now I want to try it :-D All of the goodies are so cute and I loved how you packaged everything. Thank you so much for such a thoughtful package (heart)!
Comment: Update Feb 11 2020: Thank you for the resend! I like the vintage touch. Also thank you for the backgrounds. They will be used for sure! ----
I've tried to contact you multiple times via PM as also via profil comment but never got an answer. This swap is still missing. I will re-rate when I get something.
Comment: First of all, I love the envelope you zentangled! And the little card and envelope inside are just perfect for a flip card or journal! And then you added images of owls! Love it!! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the flowery postcard. I grew orchids when I was in Florida as well. I'm in Houston now, and only have plants (mostly palms, a Norfolk Island Pine and a Boston fern on the patio in pots).
Comment: I do like it (even w/o colouring it in) - it was a bit tough getting the metered postage thingy off it - why would they put it over your drawing?? But, I got it off w/o much damage, thankfully.
Comment: London Calling! :) Thanks for your phone boxes! You're right, the contrast picture/pencil is great. Unfortunately some postie sticked a metered stamp right onto the picture side of the card. Took me some time but I was able to remove it.
Comment: Nice job. I really like the Picasso in the corner.
Climate change, for sure. Last time I went to FL it was in a February for a get away from the cold long weekend. It was 32F in Florida and Warner at home.
Comment: Wow!! What a fun Cowgirl Rolo. I absolutely love it!! So happy to have you as my partner. I am always inspired by your art and techniques. Thank you so much for joining the swap. Talk to you soon -Vanne
Response: American southwest is one of my favorite themes. I even have an American sw altered book. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Shelly, thank you for the great turtle postcard. We have the huge loggerhead turtles that come on the beach and lay there eggs. Yes, it is amazing how the little turtle hatch and find their way to the ocean. Shirley
Response: Thanks for the rating. I just love the turtles.
Comment: Oh my goodness Shelly what a wonderful selection of ephemera. You included so many cool things and types I am really going to enjoy using all this. The napkin is pretty and thank you for the material pieces as well. I love it all thank you Shelly for an amazing swap! 💕🦆🦅🦉🕊💕
Response: You are welcome. Birds are one of my favorites. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Shelly, I apologize for the late rating. I'm not really myself lately, and unfortunately I've dragged my swap partners to the "dark place" with me! Thank you so much for the beautiful Valentine 4x4 page...I love all the gorgeous pinks and reds, the cherubs, and in fact every single detail! Thank you also for the sweet supply of ribbons and wash; they are different than any already in my collection, and I love them!
Response: Donetta, I hope I was able to bring a spark of sunshine yo your life! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Hi Shelly! Your Ice Skaters VJP is just lovely--so many pretty layers. I love that you 'matched' the snowflake pattern throughout with the embossing, punch, and paper--really creative. Thanks so much for the special little papers you included--those seed catalog images mounted on pink cardstock are beautiful and who doesn't love VERY vintage French paper?
Response: Thanks so much for your rating and kind comments. I love the size of the VJP pages. They are so much fun to make. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute snowflake ATC. Thank you, also, for the extras. I made the hot cocoa recipe you included and it was decadent and delicious! Perfect for these freezing, Michigan days!
Response: Thanks for the rating and am glad to hear the recipe turned out well. Warm here in SOuth FL!
Comment: Thank you â¤Â¸â™¥â™ªâ™«*Â¨*â€¢.Â¸Â¸â¤ for the HAPPY DECEMBER pictures on my profile ;-) ðŸ’— ðŸŽ… ðŸŽ ðŸŽ„ðŸ“· â† â˜ƒ â˜•ï¸ðŸ ðŸŽŽ...I HOPE you have A GREAT DECEMBER & ENJOY a great ðŸ’™ðŸ’šðŸ’›â¤ï¸ðŸ’œ rating! Blessings, cc
Comment: Shelly, I am thrilled to have received your first journal page in the Vintage Journal Pages group! It's lovely...I can' t wait for you to join other swaps in this group, because the 4x4 format is one of my favorites. Thank you so much for the great journal page, and for the sweet extras!
Comment: Hi there! Thank you so much for the Big beautiful Greetings from Florida card! I love it! I have family in the Destin area, so it was great not only getting the card, but being reminded of them.
Comment: Hi Shelly - Thank you so much for the very special Handmade PC. You are such a sweetheart for making based on my profile favorites. I love it!! I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Comment: Great! I got the resend today! Love the tiny little collage background you did on it and the dainty varied butterflies! Thanks also for the extra ATC background with the tiny die cuts! Thanks for sharing and thanks for resending!
Comment: Thank you so much for the tour of Boca Raton! I had to laugh - I'm well aware of the Snow Bird phenomena. I was stationed in Florida for a while but more importantly, my grandparents (and several of my friends now) are definitely Snow Birds...though my friends aren't quite that old. :D And yes, I'm well familiar with Newton. :) Small world. I really loved the jellyfish too. Thank you, again, for the great swap! xoxo
Comment: Wow! Thanks for all the fantastic stuff! I was having a really bad morning and I felt the need to open up everything immediately upon receiving your package! It made my day, but I especially LOVE the plush spider!! Thanks so much for such great items! DId you make the bat cards? They are fantastic!
Comment: Thank you so much, Shelly! I absolutely LOVE what you sent! I can't wait to incorporate most of it into my journal - the row of bat punch out, the punched out bat with the swirled tendrils above it....wonderful! And that Halloween flower made from circles - how clever!!!! I will be making those too, now that you've given me the idea!
Comment: Shelly, this ATC is lovely. I am so impressed by people (you!) who can draw things that actually look like the item they are drawing...I have no such skill. I look forward to swapping with you again!
Comment: Thanks you so much for the lovely ATC! I love the delicateness of the blue you used. And I always appreciate sparkle!!! Thank you as well for the awesome birds!!! And the washi, ribbon, and orange paper scrap! Wonderful swap!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for postcard. The time and effort you put in the postcard shows. Thanks especially for the generous and thoughtful extras in the envelope. I will put them to good use. It made my day.
Response: I am so glad it finally arrived. I put it in an envelope since it was travelling so far.
Comment: Hey, hey, hey! Hooray, hooray, hooray! They finally arrived today! It was so worth the wait.. wow, you really spoiled me! I can't believe how many die cuts are in that package! I love them all...from the small envelopes with hearts, birds, arrows, shapes & banners, keys, adorable frogs and acorns, and squirrels, butterflies, fairies, tags, flowers...and some huge ones too...all so awesome! Thank you so much, it is a fabulous die cut package... Extra, extra, extra hearts to you! ðŸ’—ðŸ’œðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’™ðŸ’ðŸ’œðŸ’—ðŸ’šðŸ’›ðŸ’™ðŸ’ðŸ’šðŸ’—ðŸ’œðŸ’›ðŸ’™ðŸ’ðŸ’›ðŸ’™ðŸ’ðŸ’šðŸ’—ðŸ’œ
Response: I am so glad it finally arrived. These packages did not want to get there.
Comment: Hi Shelly! Received your swap today. Got what you had finished on it and it looks interesting. Will give it some thought as i sit with it and think what i will add and then move it on. That was an interesting addition you made to the swap! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome card "Princess". Such a great job of color, pattern and proportion, just lovely. I am also loving Half Beast/Fairy ATC. It is so Greenman like which I love. Also the extra goodies you tucked inside are perfect. Loved it all. Hugs and Hearts, Mona
Comment: Hi Shelly . . . . Thanks for your totally recycled Unicorn ATC and the interesting ephemera bits too :-) I didn't know the unicorn was Scotland's national animal. That's very cool! Lately, there has been a discovery of a unicorn fossil, but they say the animal resembled a rhinoceros more than a horse. It's better to imagine the fabled one I think. And I really liked the drawings you made on the envelope too! Thanks :-)
Comment: Hi Shelly! Yes I did get the mushroom pc that younmailed out to me done! marvelous! Haha so creative! That was so fun to receive thank you for sending it home Shelly! Your new postcard looks exciting and I'll be happy to add something here and send it on too! Thanks for all the great ideas and goodies too! From Hubbard to Bova Raton many sunny days to you. Love your cat and dogs too! Thanks for sharing a part of you! Hope we can connect again!
Comment: Wow, what a fantastic envelope, I love it. Thank you for all the lovely birds and other thingies.
We made a bike ride a few days ago through the tulip area. I put a pic on your profile, I think we were just in time for the last fields in bloom.Don't you love the brightness of the colors?
Response: I am glad you liked your swap items. Thanks for posting the pic of the lovely tulips!
Comment: Hello dear Shelly, thank you for a beautiful postcard, so creative and happy! I love it, and birds are one of my favorites too! Tulips outdoors start to bloom around Easter, their season is coming to end now.
Comment: Thank you for the super cute ATC! I love the color combo you used. And the extra goodies were much appreciated! I'm a little envious of you for getting to live somewhere warm. We actually saw snow today. On the first of may!
Comment: Note: this was mislabeled as "Put a Heart on It", but I found which swap it was. What beautiful paper! Did you print it yourself? Really nice art work - thank you.
Response: Daisy, Sorry for the mislabel. Thanks for the 5 and the heart. The background and the foreground are hand painted papers. The foreground is a gelli plate print with my swirl stencil on deli paper.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! I love the splatters you did on it! :) Hopefully you get to visit Vancouver one day. Spring is my favourite time of year here with all the trees and flowers in full bloom.
Comment: Got your postcard today. Unfortunately, those nasty machines at the post office ate the turkey and half of one of the leaves. I do love the colors you used, and can only image what the turkey looked like. Thanks!
Response: Oh Betsy so disappointed. Will send you something as a RAK in near future. No fun to get destoryed pc's. Thanks for the 5
Comment: Girrrl! You deserve at least 3 hearts for that amazing envelope! I love your style! It's going to join some of my other special mail art pieces in the big poster frame in my studio.Thanks for everything you sent. Happy, happy, happy! :)