Comment: Hi Bev! This hummingbird card is simply beautiful. LOVE the background you chose and adding gloss to the hummingbird was truly inspired (I'm going to do that now ;+) Love those little accent AB embellishments on the bottom, too. Such a lovely piece. As always, I love you note with updates--I look forward to reading those as much as getting the swap! Thanks, Bev, for another wonderful swap.
Comment: Hi Bev and thank you for the two butterfly ink box cards. I am really liking this new shape and size - a fun change from ATCs. These are both lovely and love that you used napkins for the background on each. I have a bunch of napkins but always forget to use them. Love the color schemes you chose and the glitter on the blue hydrangea is so pretty. And thanks for the extras - love the little tickets - and for you kind note. I'm so sorry about your brother. It sounds like he may have had a rough life, but 63 seems so young anymore. Hopefully the arrangements you are left making will go smoothly. Thanks again for a great swap!
Comment: These Inkbox Cards are neat! Love them both. Backgrounds and elements complement each other perfectly--even the envelopes coordinate. Thank you for the enclosures & lovely note. We used to camp up in the Maine woods with an outhouse, too. Had to prime the pump for water & cooked on a cast iron stove. Fun times.
Response: Vacationing and living it are two different things, lol! My idea of roughing it now is no room service! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the very cool vintage Bathing Beauty l love the picture you used and the dog all to cute. I like the pedal drops you put on there nicely done. Thank you for the extras too. Take care
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked my choice. I know you like dogs...
Comment: I confess that these are not my favorite rolos to make, although I love and adore the clean aesthetic a la Margarete Miller. I equally don't enjoy (because I am not good at them) the index c cards. Love hem from other artists, but just can't successfully make them. That said, your rolo is stunning. All the beautiful background collage...lovely! Thank you for the resend, and this is going directly into mh faux rolodex!
Comment: Hi Bev and thanks for joining in on this swap. I love this beach-y themed index card you created with the seagull and the ocean background. I'm not sure which part of the waves are stamped and which you added but they look amazing! one the vintage paper scraps and the little girl with her bucket. Do you remember who makes the seagull stamp? I love it! Thanks for note and for the great beach themed journal cards - those will come in handy in some future beach themed swap! Cheers!
Response: Got the stamp off of Aliexpress. Thanks for the heart! I have really used that stamp a lot.
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you for the adorable house tag! I love the sweet image of the boy and his dog, and your rooftop special effects add a realistic touch! I appreciate the extra images you included in your envelope; I will put them to good use on a future project! Thank you!
Response: So pleased you like what I sent. Thank you for the hart!
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you for the beautiful swap inside and out! I love the stamped images you used on your page and such "bold" color. It's perfect! And a bee envie the page fit into and a decorated bee mailing envie. LOVE! These will be such a nice addition in my journal. ❤️
Comment: What a fantastic swap from you! The whole package was incredible—from the themed envelope & protective cover, to the page itself. Love the acrylic color, stencil background, die cut & Mr. Reynard himself! Thank you so much.
Response: I do enjoy it when a swap comes together so well. Thank you for your kind words and heart!
Comment: Dear Bev, Thank you so much for your wonderful vintage collage, I love it! So happy with your note as well, I'm glad you enjoyed Portugal! I'll be in Canada in August this year to visit the rockies, I'm so excited! Look forward to swap with you in the future! love, Inês
Response: So pleased it arrived safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Lucky mail day! Not one but two envies from Bev!! Love your take on the fancy pants ATC. He is indeed a handsome devil - isn't it great how men used to get so dressed up, even down to top hat and cane? Love your layering and collage elements as well - it is "Fine and Dandy" for sure! And thanks for always including a note with your swaps - I enjoy reading them! I would love to do a train trip across Canada. But you must go to Quebec City - we did a river cruise and spent a couple of days there and it is charming and beautiful. Would love to go back one day. And wish you could send some of your rain to us here in the desert!! Stay well!
Response: Glad you liked my handsome dude! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev and thank you for this beautiful summer flower rolo. I too, love poppies, and those must have been a pain to fussy cut out, but so worth it! Lovely image of the girl as well. And that's very special about the back and how it came for Donetta. I've never tried spraying tissue paper but now must give it a shot! And thank you for the extras as well - and all tucked into a poppy decorated envelope!! Always a treat to get mail from you!!
Response: Was not too bad for cutting. Pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you, Bev, for the pretty “bride ‘n’ bug” ink box cards for our June swap. I love them! The details are so fun to pore over, and I especially appreciate your always-personal notes, including the descriptions of how you make each card. An all-around delight! Thank you again!
Comment: Another wonderful swap, Bev!! Love my steampunk lady! She looks like she could handle any type of trouble!! Love all the stamping you did and the rusty gears!! I need to look for that video!! Thank you!!
Response: So pleased you like it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! It's just wonderful to receive a swap from you again. Your gnome/mushroom vjp is simply delightful! I have seen and also love the image you used! Your mushrooms are so sweet--isn't it funny that we always picture the fly agaric mushrooms, which are poisonous? They are the prettiest! Thank you so much for the extra card, too--already in my journal. It was also wonderful to read your lovely note. I'm so glad you are doing well. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: Glad to be back swapping! Life is puttering along and a new routine in place. Thanks for the lovely comments and heart!
Comment: Hahaha...I starting saying "ooooh" the moment I saw what turned out to be the envelope for this Parisian beauty...and then I saw the ATC! Whenever I see pink and black, it takes me mentally to Paris, and this lovely lady appears to be visiting from a very chic dress shop in that beautiful city. Thank you for a swap envelope full of beauty!
Response: It was a little something different for me. I always thought of black and pink being a little risqué. As always, thanks for the heart and kind comments.
Comment: My dear friend, I absolutely cannot pick a favorite from the (not one, but...) TWO lovely tags I received! The backgrounds are equally wonderful...one is a gorgeous collage, and the other is a deeply embossed swirl design that reminds me of the ocean waves . I love the sweetness of the garden-type birds, and I also am very fond of the brassy beauty of seagulls. You did a beautiful job of depicting both types of birds, and I'm thrilled to have them. And the chiffon roses are great...I love using them in my artwork...thank you for an amazing envelope-opening experience!
Response: As always, you are too kind. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: HI Bev and I love the vintage bathing beauty large roll! The vintage image of the ladies in their swim suits is just perfect and somehow you managed to make it look like they are really in the water - amazing! Love the lighthouse ribbon and the scalloped trim at the top. And thank you for the extra roll cards. I still cut my slots by hand and these will be so much nicer. I'm tempted to get a punch like you did. Thanks for always sending me something special!
Response: Struggled with that a bit until I found the image I liked. The ribbon was a gift from a friend. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, What wonderful coloring and detail your collage index card contained. Even the backside looks great! I love the image of the gentleman, his attire is perfect. Everything came together so nicely. Thanks a bunch for joining in on the fun. And thank you for the awesome tickets and envelope you sent, I love them!
Response: So pleased you liked what I sent. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow another great page it's beautiful l am so lucky to receive such beautiful pages from you. All the little picture are all so cute and the lace and flowers and the girl all to beautiful thank you and thank you for the extras too
Response: Glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for your two great flower love inkbox cards! Spring with all the flowers is nearly over here. Now red poppies are in bloom. Thank you for your music suggestions, I will listen to them on the weekend. For the TV shows: I know and like Murdock Mysteries! And I agree with Miss Fisher! But the spin-off Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries isn't as good as the original. Do you know it?
Response: Thanks for the heart! No, the Miss Fisher spin-off has not gotten to us yet. Sad to hear it is not as good,
Comment: Oh how I look forward to opening swaps from you Bev :) Your thoughtful notes and coordinating cards are so lovely. I especially love the Art Deco inspired lady and the bit of sparkle around the border. A pleasure to receive. Thank you :)
Response: So happy all arrived in good order. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! We have swapped before, but not for a LONG time! I think I was still in NE then. So at least 3 years! I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I can imagine how difficult it must be. You had a wonderful 34 years together, and I call that fortunate. I envy you for that time. I love the Polar Bear Spirit Animal journal page!! That program you used for the bear sounds amazing! I look forward to checking it out 😃 thanks! Your embossed and inked background reminds of the old-timey Tin Ceilings... and the snow tex is wayyy better than the snow I make from salt, white gesso, and white texture paste... love your bear story! I can see you both running and yelling!! Lol. Thank you for taking so much time and care in making this journal page, I really appreciate it. I would give you a hundred ❤'s if I could 🐻❄️💜🐻❄️💙🐻❄️💛🐻❄️🧡🐻❄️💚🐻❄️
PS: love the wintery envie...would never have thought of that. May I borrow your thinking cap for my next swap? Hehe
PPS: Thank you also for the flower ephemera... found it when I went to put the pc back in the envie until I can get stored properly!
Response: You are too kind! So pleased you liked it! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh so lovely! The adoring vintage (Victorian?) couple are sweetness personified, and of course all of your details and embellishments are wonderful. The cherry on top" for me is the fan...the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for another beauty to add to my collection.
Comment: This steampunk kitty is just the sweetest...I've never tried to dress my kitties, but if they would tolerate it (extremely doubtful) I would want a couple of these plaid dresses! And of course the gears and trim bring the whole thing together. Thank you for always being the best imaginable swap partner.
Comment: Bev, your artistic signature is very strong...I believe I would know your beautiful work anywhere! Your use of embellishments is always spot on, and truly embellish the "main feature" without overtaking that main feature. Your dancing queens have found a happy home with me! Thank you so much for this beauty, and for the plethora of flora and fauna images too!
Comment: What a very beautiful card you made. I just love it. I just love the little baby and the butterfly wings you chose. Well done on your weight journey, I know how hard it can be. I used to love watching Richard Simmons. Thank you so much for all those pretty butterflies 🦋❤️ Take care and swap again, hopefully, soon.💐
Response: So pleased that my swaps are arriving in a more timely manner. Thank you for your kind words and heart! It is finally starting to look like spring here! Got to get out and clean my balcony.
Comment: Bev, my friend, I am so happy to add this beauty to my rolo collection. Everything you touch turns to beauty and I love being the recipient of some of it. Thank you also for the gorgeous purple images you shared with me…I will be happily applying them to my little artworks in the near future.
Response: You are more than welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for such a great package! I love the two tags you made for me - so pretty and definitely my style. Love the hot air balloons! We definitely have the same interests in books - my fave genre is also fantasy. Thank you for the reading suggestions, I will definitely check out your suggestions. I'm always looking for new authors and books.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I am always exploring a variety of reading material.
Comment: Bev, what a truly beautiful card you made. I just love everything about it. Also love hearing all your news. My hubby would love to do that trip, he’s a train nut lol. I hope you get to do it and have a wonderful time. Stay safe ❤️🦋
Response: Thank you for your kind words and heart. One day at a time and slowly moving forward.
Comment: I am so sorry for your loss! Cancer sucks big time! Glad you are getting back into swapping! I just finished updating my revocable living trust, my mini notebooks with working information and my important paper binder. I tend to review that every year, or when there's a big change. Important to keep photos of your assets as well. I LOVE the hand painted cheetah! You caught it perfectly! Thanks for the wonderful note as well! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and heart!
Comment: As always you did a wonderful job! Love the collage pieces you used. Thanks for the extra glitter paper. Enjoyed your note about your dad taking you shopping! My mom sewed all my clothes which I think back now was a true blessing, but I remember once saying can't I have some bought clothes where the plaids don't match at seams! Seems silly now and I appreciate her even more now-wish I could tell her that now! Take care!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Love this colour combo. Brings back such fun memories!
Comment: Adorable collage postcard Bev, thank you so much. Your note was delightful. I loved reading about all the bits and pieces you used in your creation. Thank you also for the ephemera, I especially liked the chicken card as I am working on a farm journal, how perfect!
Response: So pleased you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: thank you so much for the cute cards! Yours turned out great-- love those foxes! :) I hope you enjoyed the sunshine on the weekend (that was a nice surprise, wasn't it?) because it's back to rain again! It will warm up eventually... <3
Response: Got out for a lovely walk on Sunday along the waterfront. Have to enjoy it while we have it! That is a cute paper, isn't it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: 😍 Gorgeous card!! Gorgeous swap! I didn’t even want to open the envelope because I want to save it as well! 💖 Thank you for the fancy trim as well, just so pretty!! Have never seen that white rose trim in that size - drooling!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: How I love this little beauty! The kitty couldn't be sweeter...and the thread! And how on earth you managed to find a background just filled with buttons...there isn't one thing about this sweet ATC that isn't special. I love that you always put your heart into your art!
Response: The button background was from a free printable sewing themed card set. Seriously, as one cat lover to another, how could I not put a Corticelli kitten on it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: bev, thank you so much for this wonderful rolo and terrific french ephemera! this is such a fine treat, along with your note (love your grandmother's art and modern history story).
i hope to meet again in the mail! marlies
Response: So pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: My lucky day!!! Two beautiful bird atcs! I love the coffee hungry owl with his wild eyes and his coffee pot! He even came in a coffee bean envie! And I love the bird with her nest and eggs on the blue napkin background! So beautiful! Thank you, dear friend, and lots of love and hugs to you!
Response: What can I say but thank you! That owl just spoke to me. When possible, always do something fun!
Comment: This is the second swap from you today & I just love your creativity! I never tire seeing what you’ve done. So sorry to hear about your husband. It will be a year without my husband in June. We are still doing the spring bounce with temperatures & rain, but every day gets a little warmer. I have been to both Vancouver & Quebec & love Canada! Hope you get to do your trip.
Response: You would understand when I say one day at a time. Concentrating on moving forward.
I had fun with that page. What can I say, I am a crazy cat lady! So pleased all arrived safely. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you for the TWO lovely little Lady with Tea ATCs, I just love them. Two very different designs, both so beautifully done. Thanks, too, for the beautiful floral trim piece, I can't wait to use it in my creations. Best part of it all was your lovely note. That's what makes swapping so fun - the "pen pal" aspect. Getting to know fellow artists across the miles. Happy spring to you, thanks again!!
Response: So pleased you liked them. A swap never seems done to me without a short hello note. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, I adore the cheeky rabbit ink box cards you sent for the March swap! Did you paint the one in acrylics yourself? It's wonderful! I also appreciate your very kind note, and learning the details about your thought process behind these lovely creations. I learned a few things myself, about mad rabbits; mating season; and Red Rose tea commercials! :) The die cut rabbit extras are adorable and I recognize them as coming from a coveted die I don't yet own, so they're a treasure. Thank you again. I appreciate you!
Response: Yes, the one rabbit was painted by me. I have used him before. He is from an image I found on a Google search. Have fun playing with the die cuts! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! I loved your Valentine page and I love this one all the more! Beautiful page with the daffodil fairy and daffodils, and gorgeous background! And a handmade daffodils envie, I'm spoiled! 💛 I also enjoyed your letter and the vintage ephemera. Oh I have ideas already for the ephemera. Thank you for an amazing swap!
Comment: Hi Bev and I love this turquoise and brown Asian themed ATC from you. I too, like the color combination, and I love the image of the woman that you chose. She gives the whole composition such a serene and peaceful vibe. Wonderful trims and embellishments as well. And thank you for the lovely embossed papers and the pretty turquoise and brown note card! And as always, your nice note. We took a train trip across the US years ago - from Washington DC to LA. It was wonderful so I hope you are able to plan your train voyage!
Comment: As always, your artwork is lovely. I confess to being a bit envious of your Scan & Cut machine...those beautiful, clean edges! The teensy little cutouts! It's always a pleasure to swap with you, my friend.Thank you so much for sharing some of your beautiful Gothic arch blanks with me!
Response: As always, I appreciate your kind words. Thank you for the heart! Love playing with the different shapes.
Comment: how perfect to get a swap from you again!! :) I love that you gave me extras too! It's always a pleasure to swap with you! <3 I love that you used a digital print; it's not something I use but have seen many great cards with them now that I'm rethinking them!! :) take care and Happy Spring!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and heart! Love the digitals. Key to using them is the right setting on your printer. You have to use the highest quality for printing along with quality paper or card stock. I have a tank printer which makes it cost effective.
Comment: Firstly, happy happy belated birthday! I hope that your day was wonderful and that you could celebrate properly this year!! <3 <3 Secondly, thank you so much for the wonderful cards! I hope how colourful they are! They are perfect and I've already used them! I love Spring as well! :)
Response: Thank you! Glad you liked them. I am really enjoying this series. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev and what a treat to get not one, but two swaps from you in the mail! Your little bird embellies are so cute and you did a great job of keeping them small. I always have such trouble with that and they end up too big. But these are perfect and petite with some great little tiny bird images. They will be fun to add to projects and are perfect size for something even as small as an ATC. So many thanks for another great swap!
Comment: Hi Bev and thank you for this wonderful index card. So glad you joined in for this swap! Love all the elements that you used for this - the brass "buttons", the background and leafy die cut, the images and the quote. And the brown stitching just finishes it off perfectly. I'm always amazed at how a little stitching can really add so much. And as always, thank you for your lovely note. It sounds like you are doing well and enjoying your new life, so cheers to you! I love to travel too and we have missed it these past two years. We have rebooked a cruise for June this year so fingers crossed all goes according to plan. And thank you for the bunch of cute little tickets - love them!
Comment: Thank you Bev For such a beautiful ATC. Even the envelope was lovely. You really do do a fabulous job. I love reading your letters as well, they are so newsy and I’m getting to know you more each time❤️ Thank you again and I hope we get to swap again soon
Response: So pleased you are finally getting what I send in a timely manner! Thank you for your kind words and heart!
Comment: I feel like I am taking part in a wonderful story when I look at your ATC's. The details in the flowers, the expression on the girls face as she clutches the letters. I so appreciate your notes as well. The extra window frames (looking forward to see what I make with them!) and the fussy cut dragon flies. Thank you so very much Bev. Truly a pleasure to swap with you :)
Response: You are more than welcome. I had just finished watching a Jane Eyre film. Very Gothic and high drama before I made that one. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, thank you for the travel dex. I agree that it would be fun to travel now that we are out of quarantine. I would like to see more of Canada too. I have only been to the Yukon area by way of a short stop in Vancouver. My dream vacation would be through Canada by rail and stops at St. Anne area, Niagra Falls, and Kateri Tekawitha shrine. I am placing the suitcase envie with yoyur travel dex in my album too!
Response: I am hoping to do the train trip next summer. Have an online friend I would like to meet in Quebec City. Thank you for the heart! Remember, comfortable shoes are key to enjoying travel! ; )
Comment: Hi Bev, it's me again. haha! Thank you for your letter and the lovely spring bingo card. I love the watercolors you chose for the tulips and the textured outlines for each one. Sweet little butterfly and lovely envelope too. I have many ideas for the die cut bunnies. Thank you for reading my profile and sending them along.
Response: So pleased you liked what I sent. I have wanted to try that die for a while. Have fun with the bunnies! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev! This lovely tea-drinking lady is exquisite! And I have to say, the card you sent is a beautiful vision in pink. I will ponder hosting a card swap in the Vintage Cafe, although given the quality of your work, I fear you might be disappointed in what you receive from anyone who isn't you! So happy to hear that you're creating a "new normal" for yourself, which is the key tp having a quality single life, in my opinion. You are an inspiration to me.
Response: So pleased you liked it. One day at a time and moving forward. Paperwork is the worst. Thankfully, not much more to do. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi bev, thank you so much for the beautiful tag. Love the envelope and pocket too. My sentiments for your loss. It must be hard, but always remember your guardian angel is with you and never leaves your side. And even your husband visits you sometimes from his place in heaven❤️
Response: So pleased you liked it. I have been trying to up my game with the coordination. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Such a great set of cards came my way from you! I am going to keep these cute Easter themed cards out so I remember I have them and can use them come the holiday. Thank you for including a couple sets of the stamped images as I am planning on making a few Easter projects this year and don't have any Easter stamps for some reason. I am glad to hear of your success in your new self care/weightloss journey...changing a routine and breaking bad habits are so so hard to do!
Response: So pleased you liked what I sent. I had fun with these! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for this beautiful swap! You did such a wonderful and masterful job of minimizing my "not so favorite" color. Thank you so much for that! My DH and I run into the discontinued or not available thing all the time! Especially, with ordering stuff to come to Alaska. Uh, hey people, a flat rate box is a flat rate box! LOL. Thanks too for the great extra papers. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I hear you on the ordering. Growing up in logging camps, catalogue ordering was always hit-and-miss. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear Bev, Thanks so much for this wonderful pink and gray ATC! I love the woman's image that you used - she reminds me of a Gibson girl. And I have the diamond die cut that you used - or at least one like it - and I've never been able to figure out how to use it. So now I do - I love how it looks on your ATC. And thank you so much for all the flower stickers - love them! And as always, you are so kind to send a little note with each of your swaps. So glad to hear you are doing well and keeping healthy and busy. Take care!!
Always a pleasure to swap with you. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev my friend, this rolo is simply beautiful! I love how you applied the Russian book pages to the background (something I feel sure I will be doing in the near future!)...and the beautiful Russian lady in her rich, traditional garments is so lovely. I must say, you have the most wonderful collection of trims and embellishments...thank you for sharing them on your artwork! I hope that each day is better for you, and I am just so happy to have you back swapping again!
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I did enjoy making that. I have been trying to use what I have. Am very happy to be back swapping. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, well I finally got my act together somewhat. Thank you for the rolo and atc coin. I love how you used so many techniques and peaceful images. I'm always so happy to see an envelope from you in my mailbox. I plan to use bits of your envelope to make journal clusters this weekend!
Response: Wow! That arrived quickly! Don't remember a man. Was a Scandinavian looking woman. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, Received today, your page turned out great! Love the collage and Valentine kitten and enjoyed your note. No worries about the back crinkling because I'll add to it and "tip- in" the page. Thanks for the extras, already used the red rose ephemera. Many blessings to you in 2022!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Always try to weigh the page down to avoid "bubbling." I tend to be a messy crafter and need to hide the mess on the back, lol!
Comment: Good to see you in my mailbox again! I'm sorry for your loss-I have been depressed lately and crafting helps-life is just not the same things I'm used to doing or able to see friends as often. Crafting keeps me busy and a little saner. That being said I love the girl in winter you sent and how you described how it was made-very interesting! Thanks also for the extras-love the snowflakes and the precious little icicles. Tale care-one day at a time is how I handle it too! Hugs and Blessings!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. Was worried the icicles would get crushed. Glad to be back crafting! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cards. I too love the vintage printables that you used and the colour combinations. I also appreciate the sentiments stamped in each card...each with a different sentiment as well as the stamping on the envelopes. It's all these details that made your cards so special to receive.
Response: So pleased you liked them, and they arrived in good time. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the two different sets of cards! I really like the colours on the pretty hummingbird ones and the retro style of the Christmas ones are cool. The Christmas ones I will most definately be using this year :) I think your ideas for alternatives on the design are good ones and I think it would create a more polished look overall.
Response: I appreciate your flexibility with this set. I did like how the Christmas ones came out. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Bev! I I just wanted to say thank you for sending and inform you that I received the Halloween Journal Swap from you ,and thank you so very much! I didn’t get to open it yet, it’s at my parents house whom I share a PO Box with ! My parents are sick right now so I’m staying away until they are feeling better, but my mom has been sending me pics to let me know all swaps I’ve received! The envelope is absolutely amazing and so cool I love it!! I’m sure the journal page is phenomenal as well, and I promise I will send you a private message as soon as I open it! Sorry for the long message, I just didn’t want you to worry that it got lost, so I figured give the courtesy of letting you know! This was such a fun swap and I can’t wait to join more! I’ll ttys stay well and happy swapping!
Response: So glad it arrived safely. Hope your parents recover quickly! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wonderful as always…it’s a real talent to put together these simple elements into a very lovely work of art… colors shapes texture and placement .. just perfection! Thank you so much and for the wonderful autumn card!
Response: Always a pleasure to swap with you. Thank you for your message and kind words. Also, for the heart!
Comment: Oh how I love the vintage Halloween images! This pumpkin child and her (his?) sweet black kitty are just the sweetest...and the pumpkins at the bottom are a wonderful accent. Your die-cutting skills are enviable, have I ever told you this? I bought a Spellbinders embossing and die-cutting machine to replace my old faithful Cuttlebug, and haven't used it once. What am I waiting for, I wonder? But you've inspired me...yes, you have.
Response: As always, a pleasure to swap with you. Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I love the cactus themed cards that you sent for this swap along with the clever sentiments. Where did you get the digital paper? I am sorry to hear about your husband and pray for the best possible outcome!
Response: I bought it off of Etsy. I ended up making a whole batch for a volunteer craft group, trying to use the cactus stickers I was given. For now, it is one day at a time. Thank heavens for my crafting!
Comment: BEAUTIFUL!! Never has a hawk looked so lovely ;+) Bev, you've outdone yourself with this tag. There are SO many special elements--those glossy berries, the pine branches, the tassel trim--everything goes together so nicely. Thanks, too, for your newsy note and the extra tissue. Love swapping with you.
Response: You are more than welcome. So pleased you liked all!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful page you made. It is absolutely gorgeous.
Hope all the water problems are gone by now. I will try to add a little of your quote into my life. I am not good with unexpected, yet.
Response: Thank you for the heart! We do live in interesting times... Hope all is well with you and yours.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful PC! This exact tableau takes place along the Inside Passage! The USCoast Guard set up flamingos, on one of the many islands along the way, so tourists could see exotic birds. :) Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I knew you would see the humour in it! Was nice to be a bit whimsical. Thanks for th heart!
Comment: Dear Bev, what a truly beautiful swap. I’m just loving what you made. You are so very clever, fancy being able to do tatting as well as all the other crafts you do! This is such a very special swap, it will go in pride of place with my favourites, Thank you as well for the fabulous extras, just love them as well. Stay safe my friend 💕
Response: Amazed you got it so quickly! Thank you for your kind words and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much Bev for the great eagle tag! I love eagles so much and I am lucky to live where I can see eagles, both bald and golden, pretty much anytime. Recently I’ve seen a bald eagle fly right over my house! I love that your tag has a golden eagle...they are so regal and beautiful, and I feel not mentioned as much as bald eagles. I love the story you shared with me about your dad and the eagle! Thank you so very much!
Response: So pleased it arrived safely! Mail has been so hit-and-miss as of late. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: You are so good! Gorgeous card love the beach setting shells and white rabbit charm.. that vintage image is beyond wonderful. … not sure how you achieved that gold border but it is vintage-y perfect… the envelope and that card are so nice your stamping also … wow! Am I a lucky swapper?!?! Yes thank you thank you
Response: You make it easy with a well-rounded profile. Always have fun making a swap for you! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: The postcard you made me is one of my favorite swaps this year! It's gorgeous, snowy, sparkly and I love the story and photo of Aunt Zoe. You created something very special and I really appreciate it. Thank you! xo
Response: So pleased you liked it! Wish I had a chance to know her. The tales she could have told...
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful, hand-painted journal page! Thanks too for the extras and the handmade envie! I hope all your repairs are completed swiftly and well! Stay safe and healthy- Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I like how that one came out. A little less bright than the last one... We can smell smoke here from the fires. Scary for everyone living in the fire zone. Hope things are a bit cooler and wetter where you are. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful cards. I love all the extra little details you added to make them special; the embossed background, the cloth butterflies and the bling. So pretty! I also really appreciated that you took the time to write me a note that made it clear you had read my profile. This was a great swap, thank you♥♥♥
Response: I like to get a feel of who I am sending to. Over the years I have found new books, films and other interests through others profiles. Thank you for the kind words about my cards. I always feel a bit like a work in progress.
Comment: I got your lovely stamps and they’re wonderful.
I also read your letter and I know how life can turn you upside down sometimes. My family and I had to escape our burning town and ended up losing everything.
And I will also add to my profile. Thanks for letting me know
Response: So pleased you enjoyed what I sent. Hope life is treating you better now! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh. My. Word. This is such a gorgeous page! The packaging! Everything! Is it okay if I write you back? Your address label was cut off on the left side; is the correct number 201-xxx? The first part is what's missing. Thank you!
Response: Wow! That was quick! So pleased you enjoyed what I sent. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Enjoyed reading your letter and learned some new things from it. My tag is so beautiful! You are so talented. Can’t wait to show it to my daughter. I appreciate you sharing the techniques you used to creat it. Thank you so much! I hope you are not going through the extreme temperatures like we have heard about in the upper part of Washing state and Oregon. Take care.
Response: Finally cooled down here. Sadly, fire season has exploded in our province with one small town wiped off the map. So sad. Many other communities are on evacuation alert. Thanks so much for your kind words and heart.
Comment: Ooh, how I love this beautiful June bride! The gorgeous lace and trims...the pearls...roses (one of my favorites)...it's all right here! Thank you for being a very special swap partner and friend.
Response: So pleased it arrived safely. I really liked how that one came out. Hotter than Hades here right now. It is to cool down shortly. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for this "bright and bold" postcard with coordinating envelope! I love all the textures and the art nouveau image! Perfect for the cloudy weather we are getting now. Thanks too for the extra daffodils! It will be great to be able to travel again, I agree. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hope you do not have the heat we have been having. That is a bit brighter than I normally go, lol! I do like bright colours though. My BFF always jokes that I really stand out in a crowd! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I also spent my childhood in a garden, canning food, raspberries, plums were my favorites! All you could eat all day long!! Thanks for the beautiful 4x6 card and the lovely story to go along with it, Took me back to my childhood, now I want fruit!!! Ive been to Vancouver a few times when I lived in WA. YES the gardens there and everywhere were stunning!!! I miss the weather there too
Response: Thank you for the heart! I wanted to do something a little different. I recently got some plants out on our little balcony and so far they are still alive. Having northern exposure made choices a bit limited.
Comment: Wow BP, beautifully put together. Everything meshes well. Thanks for much for detailing how your ATC was done. The yellow haiku--the colour of tiger eyes--is a striking finishing touch. The embossed bamboo technique is new to me. I googled it and found the tool. So cool. And so great to see the results. ------------------- I also really like that tiger notecard added bonus. :) ----------------- I love your note. The retirement advice is great. I've heard from others that they love retirement and are busier and happier than ever. I hope to be able to say the same.
Response: Thanks so much for the kind comments and heart. I find being retired has been such a good thing for me and hubby. Hope yours works out as well.
Comment: Oh Bev, what a lovely small blue rolo this is! I love the paper napkin you used as a background - I thought at first it was fabric. So many pretty touches of blue and beautiful image in the center. The blue lace trim on top is especially pretty. Thank you as always for your sweet note and for all the pretty sparkly blue extras!
Response: So pleased you enjoyed what I sent. It was a very nice one to make as I do like blues. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Such fun tropical themed cards! I am loving the flamingos amd the colours you chose. I have the exact same paper pack actually and these cards are giving me great inspiration for sure. Even though it isn't your usual colour or style you still made a wonderful set of cards! Thank you for the extra flamingos...I will be using these soon :)
Response: So pleased you are enjoying them. If you have a scanner/printer you can easily reproduce them. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi again Bev and I always love seeing something from you in my mailbox! I enjoy your notes as well and really appreciate the time you take to write them. Your blue journal page with the blue butterflies is so pretty! You've created some lovely layers with various papers and trims and I love the blue die cut butterflies. Glad to know that you could make use of some of your pretty trims for this swap! Thanks for another great swap - until we partner again!
Response: We do seem to get matched up a lot these days. So pleased you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Great swap! Thank you so much! I appreciate the effort you put into your swap, even down to the smallest details like the font of the label! So fun! Your journal card is exactly what I imagined a steampunk picture would look like! I love all the details & die cut gears. Every was thought out so well, I love the journal page envelope, the machinery diagrams & lovely letter. Even your h/m envelope is cool! ♥️♥️
Response: Can you tell I love Steampunk?! My hubby jokes I have one foot in the past and another in the future. Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Hi! I love the pretty envelope that you made and sent my tag in. Thank you also for the beautiful bird tag! I love it and also the embroidered flowers! I love the care you put into the tag and the layering is awesome!
Response: So pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for this enchanting 3 element rolo. The background is so wonderful, the bird and the colors are just delightful. It is always a treat to receive swaps from you. Have a great summer and stay well.
Response: Getting warm here now. Thanks so much for the kind comments and heart! Hope all is well with you and yours.
Comment: Such a beautiful ATC! I was surprised that we were the only two in this swap, but truthfully it only solidified my chance of receiving a stellar ATC. And the Chinese money envelopes...omg! So intricate and beautiful. Thank you so much for being the very best swap partner, Bev.
Response: I belong to a Facebook group and one of my partners is in Singapore. She sends me a good half dozen of these envelopes every time we swap. I adore the glorious colours and quality of paper used. Thought the ones I sent would be lovely for future backgrounds. Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Hey there Bev.....I "LOVE" what you made for me!!! Those ladies are so exquisite in their roaring 20's attire! The background that you used compliments them perfectly and it somehow matches the envelope that you mailed it in. Thanks also for the airmail ephemera...I love that as well and will find a use for them. Till our next partnership...
Response: Thank you for your great rating. i use a lot of digital printables as I have a limited amount of space for storage. So pleased all arrived safely.
Comment: WOW, I absolutely love this ATC. Very creative and well done. And the detail...the bee ATC envelope, card, letter, beautiful extras and the bee envelope. Thank you for such a wonderful swap, you really made my day.
Response: I have been having fun doing the coordinated mailings. Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I eyes were definitely drawn to the feather lace like creation!! There is so much going on in this page that its hard to list everything that is extra and gorgeous!! I am so excited to have this piece of art!! Thank you for all the details you have added to make it so special for me!! Have a wonderful week!!
Response: As always, a pleasure to swap with you. Thank you for the wonderful words and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much Bev for the beautiful May rolo. The background is amazing, the die cuts of lillies and the emeralds certainly represent the spring that May brings. Your techniques are amazing. Thank you very much. Stay well.
Comment: Hi Bev! I always love getting a swap from you. Not only will I find something lovely but you always include the nicest notes. This purple and yellow ATC is gorgeous! Starting with your background which echoes perfectly the colors of the elements you added atop it. Beautiful purple fairy with sparkly wings and the pretty pansies. My mother in law loved pansies too and always planted some in the spring. Even your backing paper compliments the front of your ATC. And thank you for the bird stamps - I love the one wearing a pilots cap and goggles! The fine line one - there is a humming bird and a bird with berries in his beak - really like those as well. It's always fun to get new stuff to play with!
Response: You are more than welcome as always. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: The adorability (is this a real word?) of this tea-drinking kitty is just amazing! Imagine the odds of finding just that image for this swap...but sometimes these happy accidents happen, and I revel in the event! Thank you for always being the very best swap partner, my dear friend.
Response: Love it when I can share an image such as this with you. Being a cat lover as well, you get it. Thanks so much for the kind words and the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev and thanks so much for the wonderful bird skinny card. You have created a really interesting and varied background and I love the blue feather! And thank you for sending me some! I see the molds all the time but have never tried any of them. This makes me want to give it a shot. And I always enjoy reading the personal notes you include so glad to know you and your hubby are doing well! Take care!
Response: Wow! That was quick! Mail can be so slow. So pleased you enjoyed what I sent. I have a friend who makes these feathers, and she is generous in keeping me supplied. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful postcard and envie! it made it here in perfect condition! I love the sparkle you added! Thanks for the great note too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Always a pleasure to swap with you. Hope all is well with you in your neck of the woods...
Comment: Bev - So many beautiful items on this one ATC. It has an archival feel, like it belongs in a museum. Love the gold with the blue. And the coordinating small envelope and the butterfly larger envelope. A wonderful addition to my collection. Thank you, Denise
Response: I enjoyed making that one. So pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, these are absolutely GORGEOUS. I'm in love with the techniques you used on these--the ink contrasted against the Kraft paper is just beautiful. Love that you used multiple laces on each piece and your tag die is really special. Many thanks for all the extra goodies you sent!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. You are more than welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful book you made! I love everything about it! And the beautiful envelope you made to send it in! Thank you also for the thoughtful note. I loved learning more about you! I am also a knitter (experienced) and crocheter (beginner)!
Response: So pleased you liked what I sent. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet paper doll page that you created for me. She makes me smile. I think your work is exceptional. I truly enjoyed the letter that you tucked inside, too. If we lived closer, I’d certainly want to be a part of the volunteer senior craft group. Undoubtedly . . . we have much in common. I look forward to meeting at the mailbox again.
Response: How very nice of you to say so. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you for these beautiful tags! Each is beautifully composed and they both have birds--my favorite! I love that you added more 'pattern' elements such as the tape measure pieces. Thanks so much for joining the swap (which ended up being a private one! haha) Hope we're partnered again soon; it's always such a pleasure swapping with you.
Response: Thanks for your rating! I did have fun with this one. Have cut back a bit on the amount of swaps I am doing as mail coming into our country has been so slow, sometimes taking a month to arrive from the USA. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh how I miss the "April showers" of the Pacific NW! Most people complain endlessly of the rain, but I've always loved it. Here in the midwest (and on the east coast, too) the rain is quite different. It's usually accompanied by thunder and lightning, and it pours as if from enormous buckets. And then...just as suddenly as it came...it's gone. Your sweet rolo is a reminder of the home I miss so much...I know I only have to pull out your rolo to have a sweet reminder. Thank you also for the sweet extras...you know I'm like a child when it comes to these little gifts!
Response: You are more than welcome. Right now it is sunny and getting very warm. Will have to pull out my summer wear from storage. As always, thank you so much for your kind words and heart. Always a pleasure to swap with you.
Comment: Bev, this ATC is absolutely lovely...I am very fond of the vintage Asian images (I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to them!), and until this very moment it never occurred to me to wonder why I have seen lots of vintage Asian ladies with cats, but never a dog. Whatever...I'm just happy to see the kitties being loved as mine are! Thank you for always sending such beautiful artwork, and for the sweet extras also!
Response: You know me, a crazy cat lady short a few cats. So pleased you liked my choice. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love the tracing paper experiment you tried. It worked out lovely. The pocket and card is so pretty and bright! Full of life!! Thanks for taking great care and putting a ton of love into this!! Stay safe. ps i miss eating out too
Response: Thank you! Very kind of you to say so. Hope all is well with you and yours, Also, thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the wonderful swap. The tag is beautiful and so are the cards. I love everything you sent including the darling canary with his flight cap on. So cute. I really enjoyed your letter and plan to write you if that’s okay.
Response: That would be lovely. So pleased you like what I sent. I got the bird with the cap as a set of stamps from Aliexpress. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: An outstanding bear package, BP/tigermousecat. I lucked out in getting you as my partner. So generous, and I'm delighted with everything, the postcards, the note card, your most interesting letter about life among bears (OMG!), and especially the ATC. The dimensional application of glass bead medium and the sheen on the bear and fish give them an active feel, like the fish are leaping out of the background. Thank you so much for everything. 🧡 🧡
Response: You are more than welcome. Glad you enjoyed all! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is without a doubt the coolest ATC I've ever received...the Gothic arch WAVES is something I've never seen, and I love it so much! I adore the mermaid with her embroidery (I also am a needleworker, and spend most evenings stitching away in my chair, surrounded by cats). And the Japanese papers...I agree that we are overdue for an Asian swap. How I love geishas...yes, I think a geisha swap is in our near future! Thank you for always sending such great stuffs to your swap partners!
Response: Thank you for your delightful comments and heart. I have been trying to use what I have and this die was one of the items I wanted to use but did not know which project to use it with. Yes, I was thinking of you when I saw that mermaid doing needlework, lol!
Comment: OMG...I cant even tell you how much I ::love:: the journal envies you created! So abso my style and I love that you chose cats! Love your cat paper! Thank you, also, for the cool bird book page paper..I’ll use this in a bird journal I’m making! Love the cat fabric swatch! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and creativity...it is much appreciated and loved!
Response: I am so pleased you like what I sent. It was a nice change from what I usually make. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev this green frog tag is adorable! I love your heat embossed green papers and the little dancing frog is too cute! Your "fireflies" are very creative and I love the dangles at the bottom. Such a fun tag! And I love the extra bird images you included - I am going to look for that book - I think I need one! Happy swapping!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. It was a fun one to do.
Comment: Bev, you are so clever! Love the rock wall and poem. This page will give me some journal writing inspiration. Also love that we share musical tastes. We have had some snow, but nothing like the rest of the state. Around here, it falls one day and is gone within the next day or 2 (when we get any). Thank you for a great swap!
Response: You are more than welcome! So pleased it arrived so quickly.
Comment: Thank you Bev for these lovely paper corner huggers! Love them! And thank you for your thoughtful letter, I loved to know a little bit about your life. I'd love to visit Vancouver island one day as well as Alaska :) hope to go some day! Have a wonderful day! Love, Inês
Comment: Hi Bev! So good to be swapping with you again! Thank you so very much for the lovely post card...love it! Love the images, collage work and the very vintage look of your card. As always, I enjoyed reading your letter! Thank you also for the map paper!
Comment: I love the journal page you made for me. Such a wonderful use of layers & mixed media. Thank you for sharing the story behind the page, how exciting! It brings a whole new life to your art and the owl definitely pops in the picture! I appreciate the extra collage papers too! Stay safe♥️♥️
Response: Thank you for the heart! You are more than welcome.
Comment: So pretty! I also absolutely adore the crow, tree, and feather die cuts you added. Sooke is a special place to me. You carry some luck with having experienced it the way you have! All the best to you!
Response: So pleased you like everything I sent. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev, this is just stunning! The little ceramic rose survived her journey beautifully, and your embellishment is bee-you-tea-full! I laughed when I read in your note that the sentiment matches the lady's expression...it DOES! This bit of gorgeousness is my favorite journal page so far (don't tell my other partners, okay?)...and thank you so much for the lovely little rose trims in 3 colors!
Response: You are more than welcome. The trim I got in grab bags a few years ago with a ton in each. Have been sorting out and sharing the wealth, lol! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Your tag is just gorgeous!! I love all the layers you used and the image of the woman is beautiful!! I am always so happy to receive swaps from you because I know they will be a gift from your heart!! Thank you so very much! And glad for your letter - good to know you are well and safe!!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Blue is one of my fav colours and so made it easy to put together.
Comment: Hi Bev, you never disappoint! Your artistic ability is beyond compare. The way you did the snow drops is so beautiful, the doily, the Lady of January image is so beautiful. Such a beautiful card with all it's dressings. Thank you again for a great swap and extras. We are well here in Chicago, you stay well too.
Response: I love that image. One of my "keepers", I believe. Thank you for the heart! All well here on the western side of Canada with us.
Comment: Hi Bev! These turned out just GREAT! I'm creating mine today and I hope mine turn out this well. I love the labels on the fronts. I did think this was a clever idea and I love the little bits you added to the pockets in the back. Thanks, too, for the extras and your newsy note--it's gray here, too. Normally, I don't mind the gray days but this weird year I am wishing for a bit of green ;+)
Response: I hear you! We were told to expect the possibility of snow, yuck! Thanks for the heart! Glad all arrived so quickly. Mail has been so slow here. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: loved the card with the "no snow" cat! thank you so much for the great letter....it was much appreciated...and enjoyable...and educational...you put so much talent into this car...and the result was amazing....just perfect....there is a real talent to organizing elements the way you do to strike a theme...thank you so very much...love it...
Response: You are so kind! Love to look at snow but not to be in it. They are warning that Vancouver may get some this week! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev and I love these journal cards with pockets that I just got from you. The TH paper is perfect for this and your sewing looks fine to me - I like how it's kind of uneven as it adds to the vintage feel. The little photo strips are amazing - what an awesome die and I love that you found little photos for it. I believe I may see one of those dies in my future!! And love the little tickets - I have a ticket die and I have not used in ages so it's coming out as well. Thanks for such a great swap - always a treat to see mail in my box from you!
Response: So pleased you liked what I sent. I ended up getting two different sets of the ticket dies for shape and style. Love them! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: if i could make a wish to get the perfect atc for me it would be this card! it is so beautifully made and designed...the quote the images of the guys...i just love it...you really hit the mark and i so appreciate the time and effort and the amazing result...thank you thank you...also for the envelopes and the design of the outside envelope
Response: You are too kind! With the grey skies and rain these last few weeks, we finally have sun for a few days. Can't call it beach weather though unless you are a beachcomber. Hope all is well with you and yours! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is gorgeous...and exactly what a postcard (an arty postcard!) should be. I love it, and it is a wonderful addition to my (new and small) postcard collection!
Response: The biggest problem I had with starting this was getting the right image. So many winter birds with berries but also with a Christmas theme. Thank you for stating this new themed swap. Look forward to more. Also, thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is lovely. I actually took a shorthand course in college! Boy...that certainly dates me! Your pictures and embellishments are, as usual, spot on...thank you for always sending such special swaps!
Response: You, as always, are too kind. Happy New year to you and yours! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, - Thank you for another wonderful swap! I love this ATC - it's absolutely beautiful. I also really love the note you enclosed, and the card you made. That chicken is just...too much. :D Your rooster story though - I'm sorry but I laughed. Thank you so, so much. xo
Response: That rooster was so tough, in more ways than one. When it came to an untimely end, an elderly neighbour took it and thought to make it into stew. Was so tough she ended up burying it. I am so pleased you enjoyed all! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Great twinchie page! I love the gold accents. Here in Michigan, we are doing better than some states, but this Covid has become so political that it’s hard to get everyone to comply with the mandates. As a health care worker, I got my first vaccine on December 17th and am due for the 2nd one on January 8th. I’m ready for all this to be just a bad memory. Stay safe!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Vaccines for health care and long term care are now taking place here.
Comment: Happy New Year's Eve! Your swap arrived and I do love the end result! Love the tag but the tag tassel is really special-wonderful charms and little details !Thanks for the other beautiful of beautiful embellishments but the Poe images really spoke to me. I was going to ask you what stamp set it was but good ole' Google images found it for me so went to Crafters Companion website and ordered it-sooo wonderful. Thank you for the wonderful swap and here's hoping 2021 will be so much better than this year was! Take care and stay safe!
Response: I am pleased you enjoyed the Poe stamped images. Reading peoples profiles gives me inspiration and ideas for add-ons. Thank you for the heart! Wishing you have a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year!
Comment: WoW what an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING round postcard I received........ I love love love it....... just the most gorgeous to end this series of swaps with....THANK you so very much for this glorious work of ART.!!! Many many hearts to you dear one!!!!
Response: Thank you! I enjoyed this series and made all of them in the round with round elements on them. Hope you have a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so, so much for your beautiful tissue paper pieces and kind words of encouragement. The extra paper looks like it will be very to use in my origami too. Yours was my only happy mail today and it very much fit the bill! 🥰
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. Mail has been going quicker than coming lately. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow, such a story and a beautiful card. Your lace doily background, trim and images and perfect cutting skills shine through. Certainly a beautiful composition and a rolo I will treasure. Thank you for a great swap. Stay well.
Response: You are too kind! Hope you have a safe and peaceful holiday season! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, what a lovely, lovely swap! I adore the page that you have made! But, I also love your wonderful letters! Thank you for making my day! Be safe and Happy Holidays to you!!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I had fun with this one. The world could always use a bit more colour, especially here in the grey and dark winter months. Hope you and yours enjoy a safe and peaceful holiday whatever you do or don't do!
Comment: SUCH a gorgeous journal page! The little angel is so endearing, and that beautiful pink background with all the glittery snow and snowflakes (and stars!) just makes me happy whenever I look at it. Thank you for the lovely little snowflakes...I'm running low on snowflakes, and winter hasn't technically begun!
Response: I got these snowflakes from a local $1 store. If I see another bag I will grab it. Hope all is well with you and you have a chance to spoil your little fur babies and the bigger ones as well. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Your fantastically-hatted lady is so lovely, and the background sets her off perfectly...you always have the best way of showcasing your beautiful images! Thank you for joining this swap...it was just the two of us, which did not disappoint me in the slightest! Thank you also for the sweet flowers; I use lots of floral images and embellishments in my artwork, and can never have enough!
Response: It must be that time of year and the type of year it has been. Perhaps the new year will give all some renewed energy to create. Thank you always for the kind words. Hope you and yours have a safe and happy Christmas and a much better New Year!
Comment: I can’t imagine a more perfect card for me than this amazingly wonderful atc...! Love the images! The design and the great shells .. I love this card!! Thanks so much! Thanks also for the note and that great paper!
Response: You are more than welcome! We all need a proper day at the beach! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, This rolo is just divine. I agree with you, the little stamp of the child is angelic and so reminiscent of my own childhood. I love your stamping techniques and the doily is a perfect addition to the snowy background on the lovely blue, the blue snowflakes! LOVE! Thank you also for the wonderful bits. The deer and snowflakes are a perfect accompaniment to upcoming swaps. Enjoy a mild winter, we are not so fortunate here in Chicago already 26* on December 1st. Happy Holidays and an vastly improved 2021.
Response: This year has been a bust. Thankfully, we have our health and being retired, more options than some. Hope you have a peaceful and safe holiday season. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love this page! Vintage is one of my favorites. Really liked the extra images you inclosed as well.Thank you so much. as always I enjoyed your nice note. My daughter and grand daughter live with me and it was just us as well.
Response: So pleased all arrived safely Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, what an exquisite piece! The poppy, the lace, the vintage Red Cross, all beautifully done. The best, though, is your Grandpa Norm & his story you shared. Lovely piece, a collector for sure. Thanks for the goodies too!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. For some reason, I have been thinking about family gone these last few months. Thank you also for the heart!
Comment: Lol. Raincouver. I use to live just a couple hours from there Gig harbor WA. I love your city. I know all about the rain!!!!!! The atc you sent was beautiful , thanks for telling all the technics you used. It’s always fun to play and make new items in art. Thanks for all the extras. I can definitely use them!! Have a wonderful Holiday season!! 🎁🎄
Response: Still raining here... You are more than welcome and thank you for the kind words and heart! Hope your holidays are safe and peaceful and shared with those who matter to you most!
Comment: Thank you for the flip book you sent. I love the color combinations and the theme you used. The ephemera you included will come in handy when I start making my Christmas journals. Happy Holidays to you and be safe!
Response: So pleased it arrived safely. Been having issues with the mail. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this journal page is just lovely. And such a beautiful (albeit sad) theme...it saddens me that American schoolchildren aren’t taught about the various world (and other) wars, because I fear that not understanding what led to them ends in more wars, and that’s a bleak prospect. There are so many sad stories that come from war...so many left behind wondering how to move on with their lives in the face of devastation. Anyway...your details are amazing, my very favorite being the “we regret to inform you” telegram. Just a lovely work of art!
Response: You are more than welcome. Have been thinking about a lot of clients whose lives I have touched. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love your blue bird tag, Bev! The background paper you used is so nice and love how you did the diamond die cuts - makes a very interesting texture! And the bird die cuts are so pretty! Thank you! And thank you for the stamped images, will have fun using them!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thank you for the heart! I am trying to use what I have. Too much stuff and too little space...
Comment: Wow I do love this journal page Thank you so much for you inspirational page. I also loved reading your letter and am pleased you are well and free from the virus. You sure have had an interesting life I am very impressed with the way you explained how you put the page together. Thank you for being my partner. elflady
Response: So pleased you enjoyed it. I always wonder about how some pages are put together, so I like to add my own explanation when sending mine. I love using a variety of mediums when possible. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! This VJP is just lovely! The touches of gold really bring all the elements and colors together in such a beautiful way. I love the images you chose and the composition of the whole piece. Just beautiful! And thank you for the cute card you sent - so cute and so clever!!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! Also thank you for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is such a pretty ATC! I love the fancy gilded arch design, and the floral napkin background. The doily...tres jolie!...and your perfect gold dots are quite impressive (mine always have a Dairy Queen swirl on top)! It’s such a pleasure to be swapping with you again.
Response: My problem with the Nuvo drops is I sometimes smear them... Thank you for your kind words as always. Hope you are being good and resting that foot!
Comment: What a fun giraffe swap this was.🦒 I like how you have your giraffe chewing on one of the die-cut leaves. 😀 Loved your note. Thanks so much for the detailed description of how you made the ATC I was wondering if the background was a gelli print, and I was right. Being of the same age group, I can very mcuh relate to your COVID qualms. Thanks for the book suggestions. And finally, nice touch with the matching giraffe envelope and mini giraffe envelope.
Response: You are more than welcome! Had fun making that one. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow! Bev. This page is Awesome. I love that you made it steampunk with all the layers and texture. Thank you for the profile page as well as the stencil, letter and decorated envelope. Sure brightened my day!
Response: So glad you liked it all! Loved how the background came out. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, it's so nice to swap with you again. Thank you so much for the lovely Autumn tag. I love that you put so many techniques into your work. You create such exciting art pieces. Thank you also for the beautiful wrap and extras. Stay well.
Response: So pleased you liked what I sent. All is well here. Be kind, be calm, be safe and be brave! Love our Dr. Bonny!
Comment: I LOVE what you did, Bev! We've had a lot of pine siskins on our birdfeeders at the campsite (a small finch). Probably about the same amount, all fighting over who's allowed to eat with them :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! Hope all is well with you and yours! Your grandsons must be growing like weeds!
Comment: Hi Bev! Pink & black! One of my absolute favorite color combinations. I LOVe this ATC. The paper is gorgeous, the lace is gorgeous, the photo is gorgeous--everything goes together so nicely. Many thanks for sharing some of the lace with me (and the stamps, of course;+) I always look forward to reading your newsy notes. Thanks for another wonderful swap!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love this skeleton page!! What a fun image. I appreciate knowing the things you used. I didn't realize that the spider web is an embossing plate, I think I need that. Thank you so much for this wonderful swap and friendly note.
Response: I do try to share info on what I use. I have a curious mind and always wonder how others get the end results they do. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: What a lovely painting. I really like it. It is beautiful. And the paper you wrapped it in will be used in my art journal at some point. Thank you. Hope it rained by now and that the smoke was washed out of the air. And you can never have enough craft supplies ;)
Response: So pleased you liked what I sent. I love using items like tissue for my pages. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Love the shape and your background technique ... your choice of elements is great and I like the renaissance theme... gray card beautifully composed thank you for the note the super piece is seaside paper! Thanks so much
Response: Am pleased you enjoyed what I sent. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: The tag arrived today AND a lovely note inside...Bev, I am now SURE I need a die cut machine of some kind. I love what you do with die cuts. This witch and cat are terrific. What is that white plastic netting??
Thanks so much!
Response: I picked the white webbing from a $ store a few years ago. It is supposed to be spider web. I have used it for a few mixed media pages. I do love my Big Kick machine. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev! You out did yourself on this one! Best witches ever! I love getting swaps from you. Every time I learn a new technique. I love the stenciling under the die cut trees, and the MOUNTED washi! And thanks for such a great note, Wishing you a fall with fire abatement and clear air.
Response: So far, we had a week of rain to clear the air. Sadly, the renewed fires in California are sending more smoke our way. Thanks for the heart! I love to play with different ways of doing things.
Comment: Hi, thank you for making me such a fabulous journal page. I have 3 cats & a dog so I am quite familiar with those 'sad' eyes! 😀 I love the textures, materials & layers using modeling paste & attention to detail. You have given me inspiration for my own journal. The idea of sending just the pages is an excellent way to share our artwork & not break the bank mailing whole books. A special thank you for the extra ephemera pages- very cool, especially the shorthand lessons! Take care! ♥️
Response: So happy you liked it! I have always wanted to do something using that image. Never be afraid to play with what you have and try something new! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! Wow . . . I absolutely adore your beautiful ATC--the focal image is gorgeous, and I'm crazy for the piece of lavender doily. And I am absolutely OVER THE MOON for the piece you sent to me! I can't WAIT to use it on some of my creations. It's so dainty and delicate. Many thanks, my friend, for a wonderful swap!
Response: I could not resist sharing that bit of crochet lace. I got a sort of grab bag of odds of doilies etc from a senior centre sale a year ago. So glad you liked what I sent! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow!!! Thank you for the fabulous envie packed with goodies beyond my wildest dreams! Coffee Advertising was a hoot - thanks for sharing your acquisitions ❤️ Your corners are just beautiful, the trim you used is like nothing I’ve seen before. And that peacock - wow!! He’s amazing!! ❤️❤️ Thank you so much for such a wonderful surprise 😁
Response: You are more than welcome. Glad you enjoyed it all! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, thank you so much for the creative Halloween Owl ATC. I love all the techniques you applied to the tiny ATC. You background and glitter web are enticing, The green stencil really makes it pop. I've never heard of Fotosketcher, however, I'll do some research, I love what it added to you hat and owl. I love stained doilies too. Thank you so much for a great swap and the goodies too. Stay well.
Response: You are more than welcome. Glad you liked all! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev - It was lovely to hear from you again and thank you so much for the great ATC. The image you chose definitely has a...vibe... :D I can totally see what you mean when you say you wonder what's really going on behind those eyes! Take care and thank you, again, for a lovely swap. xoxo
Response: Am glad to be back and thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Gosh, it's so nice to be swapping with you again! I just love your raven ATC. It is beautifully composed and I adore your little fence/tombstone die cuts. Even the background paper has ravens flying across the page! Many thanks for the lovely papers and the treasure trove of stamps! It was wonderful to hear that you and your husband are doing well. Thank you for another wonderful swap!
Response: Very pleased to be back. I had been saving those stamps for you for a while. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: WOW, BEV!! Thank you so much for the great paperclip embellishments with fun tuck ins and stickers! Thank you too for the sweet note! I would love to hear more about the other group that you swap with that is also Halloween obsessed! I am so glad to hear that you are staying safe and healthy! Take care and happy swapping!
Response: So pleased you like what I sent. I am still getting things sorted out after the move. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dearest Bev, thank you so much for the most delightful Vintage Recipe Rolo. I love the connection between you & the recipe and the shared family memories. The design is so truly vintage, love the lace embellishments, just everything about it, the extra goodies, ALL. Your letter was the icing on the cake, love getting to know you through your enclosed letter. The card is so pretty, a keepsake for certain. Thank you, swap partner!
Response: You are too kind! Thank you so much for the heart!
Comment: I am so happy to have this cute toucan. Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums. I’m sorry you don’t have as much access to lessons. If i get around to posting watercolor lessons online i’ll send you a link!! Its something i’ve been considering. AND... Thanks for all the vintage extras I will put them to good use.
Response: Thank you for the heart and kind comments.
Comment: I love your "Morning in dog park" ATC. It's really put together well--from the autumn leaves and sun rays to the frisbee catching dog. Really nice. I'm adding it to my display for inspiration. Thank you for making it for me. Also thanks for the additional art postcards. :) P.S. Lovely note. Thanks for explaining how the ATC was made, and I'm glad to read that your condo misfortune eventually turned out quite well for you.
Response: Thank you for the kind comments and heart. Nice to be home and back into the swing of things.
Comment: Bev - Thank you so much for such a well done, and wonderfully thought out ATC! I loved your thought process, and really loved the letter you enclosed too. I'm happy to hear you're finally coming home. xoxo
Response: Thanks for the heart! One I got started, it just seemed to flow. Nice when it works like that. Am very glad to be home.
Comment: Oh Bev! Oh MY! This gorgeous rolo is exceptional! I love the French accents...the topper! The Eiffel Tower charm! I have never used Nuvo drops, but think they must be along the lines of Perfect Pearls, which I have but almost never use. I am now determined to find them (yes, I too am familiar with "losing" craft supplies in a new environment) and USE them! I am so happy to have you back swapping again!
ETA: the blue die cuts are gorgeous, and will be used immediately! Thank you!
Response: I am glad to be back! Thanks so much for the heart! We are now settled and getting back to a more normal routine.
Comment: Hi Bev! I love this gorgeous Marie card that you created! So many pretty little details like the blue fan and pink roses. I really like the scalloped edge of the arch. Cute quote too! Thanks Bev! Take care!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Hope you and yours are well and keeping safe.
Comment: Bev, this is so pretty! I just adore the lady with her sweet kitty, your wonderful fibers and that amazing embossed ticket. I LOVE that! Thanks so much, too, for your newsy note and the unused postage--you're saving me a fortune! Also, I'm in your debt for the Antique Paperie CD...WOW...that's a LOT of gorgeous images!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh, my lovely friend...I am beyond thrilled with BOTH beautiful ATCs, but cannot find a reason in the world why you wouldn't have been thrilled with either one. They are gorgeous, they have that nearly essential ingredient (cats!), and they will be displayed together as a beautiful set. Thank you so much...and thank you for staying safe and healthy, as you are such a vital part of this community.
Response: Miss swapping but the mail list for countries Canada Post is not delivering to is becoming larger each day. Hope you are staying well and your move goes smoothly. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you Bev, for the lovely ATC, NYC style. I love it!
It was also lovely to read your letter. You live in a beautiful area, we've made a roundtrip through the west of Canada some years ago.
Response: So far, the spring weather has held for the last few days. So quiet here now, you can hear birds everywhere. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you Bev for your gorgeous parcel. Hope all is well. We are ok thankfully we live in a regional area and are able to get out into our yard for fresh air and gardening. stay safe. The gothic arch is stunning.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I am sticking close to home. Out for walks around the neighbourhood about the extent of my excitement these days. Hubby does the shopping which can be interesting. Half the shelves are bare in shops. Keep safe.
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Response: You do gush way too much! Am pleased you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Just live your tags. Easter cat bunny to funny. Lovely mother's day tag and birthday he is all l need a dog that puts a smile on any one face. Thank you love them all. And thanks for the extra paper too
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful and generous swap! Thanks too for describing your process.
It's always fun to learn new things. I love the extras and note! I have been through a few remodels and they always seem to take longer. This has been a very cold, snowy, hard winter for our wildlife. Deer have been dying all over, very sad. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are more than welcome. Sadly, it looks like this whole year will be a challenging one for everyone. Be safe and healthy as well! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Such a lovely homage to the beautiful month of March...thank you so much! I adore daffodils, and can't resist buying a bunch (or two or three...I like my bouquets to be full and lush) when I go to Trader Joes. Happy birthday to you, my dear friend...and here's to many, many more. Please take good care of yourself; even the "regular" flu is terrible for asthmatics. My grandson. in Oregon has sent text messages expressing his love and concern (given that I am in the old/susceptible category for these viruses), but as I tell him, my everyday life can be described as an exercise in social distancing! Till we meet again at the mailbox...
Response: You are more than welcome! Getting warm and sunny here and flowers are coming out everywhere! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely pockets you made me. I absolutely love them. Especially one cat lady to another. I currently have 3. would have been 4 but due to the corona my new one is delayed a few weeks.
Comment: Wow, Bev...this ATC is positively stunning. I *love* Louise Brooks (and that era!) and this ATC does her so much credit. Not to mention the incredible story you sent along with it. This was such a wonderful swap - I can't thank you enough. xoxo
Response: I had fun with this. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Great to get from you again. Love all that is going on in this collage! Thanks for the butterfly paper extras too! I have a ScanNCut 2 and I absolutely love it. Love being able to cut out my stamped images and things I print from the computer. Very easy to use and am always amazed at how beautifully it cuts. Our snow is slowing melting away as we have had some days above freezing. Take care-good luck packing and moving in-it is quite the job! Till next time!
Response: Alas, the move has been postponed again due to issues with levelling the floors. They now tell us possession in mid-May and move-in date for June. At least it gives me a bit more time to sort through what I do have. Thanks for the heart! Hope you can tell how much fun I had with this!
Comment: Oh, so beautiful! I woke up this morning to sunshine, and seeing your lovely bluebirds and cherry blossoms has put me in a happy mood...so thank you extra for that! And I want you to know that the best part of any of our swaps is your lovely little letter...I've tried to emulate you and have "upped" my note game! I love swapping with you, and promise that Marie shall be featured soon.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Today almost looks like the page I sent you, minus the blue birds. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for this gorgeous homage to the month of February. I love the colors...all the shades of purple, including amethyst. Just lovely. Thank you also for the pile of fabulous extras...you are the most generous of swap partners!
Comment: What a great St Paddys Day tag you have made for me! You have the perfect colours and of course I love the vintage cat too :) I will be putting this up in my craft room today! And thank you for the extras too as I can definately use them in my own craft projects.
Response: So happy you are pleased with what I sent. i had fun with it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my gosh! I really love the pockets and tags that you made for me. Thank you for the thoughtfulness of looking at my profile! Btw, I love the page with the shorthand. When I was young, my mother wrote in shorthand for my father's business. Extra special! 💕
Response: So pleased you liked everything. Shorthand is a lost art. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Always a joy to see you in my mailbox because I know I'm in for a treat. And you didn't disappoint-you sent me TWO! And they are adorable-like that you printed your own paper-I'm starting to do that more now too! I just love the vintage valentine images on the paper and the tags. Then you wowed me with my favorite glitter paper! I appreciate the telling of your "love story"-so sweet.
Thanks for sharing everything and Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: So pleased you liked everything I sent. I am trying to use the paper I have on hand and am also turning more and more to digital. Hope you have an enjoyable Valentines Day!
Comment: Oh. My. GOD! This is so beautiful, Bev! If this is what you create while "using up stash", I can't imagine what you would make with unlimited stash.I love the image of the lady, and the background shows her off perfectly. Thank you for sending such beautiful things my way.
Response: Just goes to show I probably got too much to begin with... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This is my most-favorest-ever atc with a bird!!! I love it! The white raven is just beautiful! And love the background, too! Thank you!! And love the diecut hearts you shared with me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Response: I had such fun with that. I don't do cute valentine. Love the way it turned out. Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev, I'm so sorry these were lost in my house! I did find them in the extra bedroom where my hubby had stacked them with some swaps I had already rated. My late rating in no way reflects how special these are! I loved the colors you used and the little words and the precious tulle and ribbons. Thanks, also, for the great tuck-ins and your signature note ;+) Please forgive my late rating--winter colds back-to-back have really gotten the best of me this season.
Response: I was so worried the postal system had lost them. Thanks for the lovely words and heart! Hope you and your hubby get well soon!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!! That’s exciting that you get to move back into your place soon although I don’t envy having to pack up and move all your stuff! I’ve been trying desperately to downsize my craft stash so I understand the struggle :) Thanks again
Response: I am gradually getting organized. Am glad you enjoyed the ATC. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Today is a very special day...my mailbox was FULL (I hadn't received any mail whatsoever for 2 weeks), including a couple of envelopes from you. Oh Bev, the front AND the back are exquisite. Those gorgeous, romantic images...the ROSES!...the die cuts! I could go on, but really, you know what you used to make these, and I'm just thrilled to have them. Thank you so much for always sending your very best!
Response: I enjoyed making these. Was fun to do. Thanks for hosting all these great swaps! Looking forward to more in the future! Thanks also, for the heart.
Comment: I thought my mail situation would NEVER be resolved, but today I had so much mail in my box...including this beauty from you! Bev, as always, your work is just beautiful; I love the raised glossy images; honestly, this role looks like a very expensive Christmas card! Thank you also for the gorgeous Christmas images for next Christmas, which (since time is flying faster than ever) will feel like it was just yesterday that we were working on Christmas of 2019. It's just a pleasure to have you as a swap partner!
Response: As always, you are more than kind. Thanks for hosting all these lovely swaps!. Thanks also, for the heart!
Comment: What a beautifully thought out and designed atc! Every element tells a story..great image quote and little clock...this atc is so very nice and the story made it just perfection! Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for such kind comments. As I get older, I have been thinking of my family members, past and present, more often. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you so very much for the lovely journal cover embellishments...both of them are lovely! Love the way you decorated them and I can’t wait to use them in future projects. Thank you for the extras as well!
Response: I had fun with those. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: How nice it is to hear from you again and receive such a wonderfully stuffed pocket tag. Love the color combinations-especially for winter things. And such wonderful goodies the ribbon is gorgeous! Glad you finally have a date to move back in to place that is yours. Its just my husband and I too so we also had a very quiet and peaceful Christmas/New Years season. Happy New year and hope to swap with you again in 2020!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and heart. Slowly starting the sort through of everything I have picked up since the fire. Think I have overcompensated for what I lost. Have way too much paper... Here is hoping our New Year will be a peaceful and prosperous one.
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous. Steampunk is a favorite of mine. I love this piece.
So happy to hear that your condo will soon be ready. I bet you are ready. You will love the drawers. I did that and they are great.
I did huge ones so that I could put my pots and pans in the ones under the stove. I also did white cabinets. A great way to go. I am so excited for you. It sounds like you guys are staying warm still. I hope it lasts.
Thank you for a wonderful journal page, my very favorite.
Comment: Well, what a surprise (I’m being facetious)...an absolutely stunning vintage Santa journal page in PINK! I have to admit that the larger formats have become my favorites, which seems odd because I used to fear all that empty space! This is a treasure, and will be proudly displayed every Christmas. Thank you so much.
Response: You, as always, are very generous in your praise. I do enjoy this size as well. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute ATC and the beautiful napkins :)! I´m always thrilled to have new ones and especially with birds! And your lovely ATC makes me think of spring already, though it´s still far away. Enjoyed reading your letter too! Hugs and all the best for this new year!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. Canada Post has been a pain at times. Thanks for the kind words and heart!
Comment: Bev, it’s such a pleasure to swap with you. Everything you send is beautiful, and your generosity with extras is so very appreciated. I have you and your DH in my heart, think of you often, and send best wishes your way. I look forward to many more wonderful swaps this year.
Response: You are so kind. Hope your New Years will be a better one. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love the notecard!!! sock puppet so cute...also the wonderful note you included...you sound so happy and busy...I remember the rain from the couple of years we lived in the pacific northwest...I lovelovelove the crochet flowers and those great tiny beads/glitter...they add so much...your blue/silver card was so beautiful and dreamy....just gorgeous...lucky me! thank you so much
Response: I make stuffies for a local senior centre to sell at their sales. I also love this set of cards.so pleased you like the card. Thanks for the heart and the kind words. One lovely sunny day and now back to another week of rain...
Comment: Thanks for your postcard, Bev, and congratulations on soon being in your new home. Since selling my last house I've become a long-term renter so know the feeling of insecurity that goes with not owning your own space, Happy New Year!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Thankfully insurance is covering the rent so that is one less worry. Still, having one;s own home and being in it is a very good thing.
Comment: Such a wonderful rolo, from your take on the subject matter, to the layering, to the gorgeous lace topper! My absolute favorite part, and the part that my eye keeps returning to, is the bird in the teacup...wearing a BIB!!! Okay, that's rolo #1. Now on to rolo #2...the peacock! Oh Bev, that peacock paper...I think I have a paper pad (a big one) with peacock papers; now I'm on a mission to find it! And the teacup papers...is there anything you DON'T have in your stash? I love both rolos, and they are taking pride of place in my rolodex (which is actually a photo box with chopsticks glued to the ends to keep the rolos upright and easily visible)!
Response: You are too kind! Much of what I use is digital. Hope you have a safe and peaceful Christmas and a health and prosperous New Year my friend!
Comment: Bev thank you so much for this amazing tag made even more special with your family photo! For ten years while I was teaching, I coordinated our school’s Veterans Day celebration. I loved doing it and always felt it was my way to support those who served or are serving now. Every year my art students would make large poppies to give to our guests as I would read the poem Flanders Field. I really miss doing this program since I’m no longer able to teach. This tag reminds me of how special our Veterans are! Thanks so much for all of the amazing tags you’ve made for my book. I love them all.
Response: Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Life has a way of keeping one busy. I do ;love that image. Never saw it before this year. Can see why my Gran was attracted to him. He was quite the charmer. So sad the challenges he had to go through during and after the war. He drove a supply truck to one of the death camps after it was liberated. Haunted him for a very long time.
Comment: This journal page is gorgeous! Love the composition and how fall-ish it looks. Cute cat tag.
I’ll have to look into that new show Carla. Sounds like it’ll be some laughs. There’s a cat cage near near but I haven’t been to it yet.
Response: So please it finally arrived safe and sound! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear friend! It´s always such a joy to receive mail from you. The ATC you made is simply gorgeous and everything goes so well together. You´re right, that pink colour on the book page is just perfect, well done! And love the dimensional feature on the card. Thank you so much for this beautiful card + all the lovely extras, you know I love them! Enjoyed also reading your letter! Hugs and take care!
Response: You are more than welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable folders - I really love the gnomes! And the cute retro flower fabric you used for the hinge. I clearly need a new printer - your pieces come out so crisp and professional looking - mine look like they came off a bad printer 😂
Response: You are so kind. Which printer do you have. Mine is a Canon. Check your manual to see if you can change the quality of printing from standard to high. Always happy to share the wealth with a fellow Gnomie! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, she is stunning! I love the beautiful colors on this ATC, and the flapper is so elegant and (forgive me) unflappable in appearance! I couldn't love this more. Thank you for being such a lovely swap partner.
Response: You are more than welcome. She was just too pretty to not use! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Always great to get something from you-this envelopes are really nice like all the little details and the messages inside. Thanks for sending and extra one and the lovely gold foiled paper lining the envelope. Thanks for sharing. It's snowing here today but it never seems to last so I'm still dreaming of a white Christmas!
Response: Hope you get the snow. I don't mind not getting any. We are dealing with a bus strike and I do not want to go wading through white stuff for blocks on end. Thanks for the kind words and heart!
Comment: Oh Bev what a beautiful tag!I just can't stop looking at it.Thank you so much.I just started with this group and this is my very first bird tag.,and it sure is a special one.Thanks also for the extras.Always love receiving swaps from you.
Comment: Oh, how lovely this postcard is...so many Parisian elements, each more beautiful than the last! I SO admire the fleur de lis edging; it's my favorite part of the postcard, and the most wonderful topping imaginable. Thank you for always putting so much into your creations, Bev...and for sending such amazing extras, too (I am always on a search for the smaller "paper dolls" from Tim Holtz). You are the loveliest of swap partners!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely and you are happy with them. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas card, the fun diecuts, your wonderful letter....it always brings me joy to receive letters and your's was great. I laughed imagining a bunch of ladies, hopped up on the caffeine, knitting up a storm with the needles and yarn just flying! I hope you have a nice quiet Christmas this year and have a wonderful night out on New Years!
Response: Thank you! We ladies truly have been going to town with the crafting. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Always a pleasure to receive your little pieces of art - so cute (it made me smile, until I read your inspiration - unfortunately, I know people like that, too)! Snowtex, eh? I'll have to keep an eye open for that product. Thanks for the sweet extra's.
Response: I get the Snow-tex from Michael's, Luckily so far that is the only snow I have seen. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, oh my! What an amazing and generous package!! The journal art is spectacular and I cannot wait to put it into my journal!! The stamps were so unexpected and I dearly love them! Your letter was fantastic as well and will be included in the journal with your artwork!! Thank you for making my day!! ❤❤❤❤
Response: Always pleased when I can pass something along that I know will be appreciated. Always enjoy making these collages. Gives me a chance to use what I have. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my, what a beautifully wrapped up October tag! I love the pretty orange tulle with fall leaves. The tag is so intricate with the cut out trees and the napkin background showing through. The image, the metallic leaves and pretty ribbon and lace (I especially love that generous piece of vintage lace on the end of the tag!) all make for a beautiful tag! Thank you so very much Bev.
Response: So pleased you finally got everything. Was worried it got lost in the mail. I did love that tulle. It was the last roll, and I was glad to find it. The trees are a die I had on hand that I just doubled up. As always thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, these are so pretty and so vintage looking. When I first looked at these my thoughts were that they looked like something out of an antique and vintage shop! So sweetly embellished and I love the botanical inserts. Thanks Bev!
Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. These were some of my fav to make. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh, I love this flamingo tag! The pretty pink colors, the glitter, the sequins, the cut out flamingos, the lace and ribbon...all of it makes such a lovely Tag. I appreciate ALL the fussy cutting of the tropical flowers and greenery. Thank you so much. This will be great in my bird Tag Book.
Response: Thank you! I am not normally a tropical or pink fan so it was a slow start on this one. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello dear friend!
Thank you for the lovely autumn journal page! I love the napkin background and rarely think to use that myself. Unlike you, I'm a big squirrel fan (unlike my husband who calls them rats with fluffy tails). Like them or not, the image is lovely. So excited for you to get back into your place! Wil you be in by Christmas? Fingers crossed!
Response: Not until March. Have taken hubby to look at furniture though. Glad you like my "rat with fuzzy tail"...Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev, this rolo is just the best! And I love the story behind it. That image of the witches is so fun as is the embossed spider web and the lace trim on top. And the sentiment - perfect!! Love that you could relate this to an unpleasant co-worker - makes it just that much more fun. And I love your envelope - It's fantastic. Thanks for another great, great swap!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: There can never be too many bluebirds in the world...there's a reason for the saying 'the bluebird of happiness', after all! i always love swapping with you, and I'm thrilled to have this lovely ATC for my collection.
Response: So pleased you liked it. Always wanted to see an actual bluebird. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: So many beautiful elements to enjoy...thank you for always sending so much prettiness, Bev! i love the black and pink color combo, and the sweet cameo button did make it through the postal service(s) unscathed!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Was glad that the cameo arrived uncrushed. No more inspections along the way? Thanks for the kind words.
Comment: What a beautiful journal page. I love the dimension you added to the snow. The moon and the lighted windows give the scene a lovely glow.
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed making it more than I would enjoy being in it unless it was beside the fire with a hot chocolate. Would never make a snow bunny, lol! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the altered cards - they look great. And I love the printed things you sent - especially the owls and I enjoyed the bird stories. We have small, but loud, screech owls that nest in our trees and we only see at dusk.
Response: You are more than welcome! I for one am glad I have short hair when going out and about here. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: OMG your postcard is awesome! There is sooo much to look at! From the background to the images so freakin' cool! Thank you, I love it! What amazing work! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 💝 💝 💝
Response: So happy you enjoyed it. I had such fun playing with it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: WOW!! Bev!! What an AMAZING swap!! I love everything that you sent! The envelope is fabulous, the ATC is gorgeous, I’m in love with the extra die cuts and so touched by your personal letter!! Thank you so much! Where did you get the Raven die? I would love to get one myself! 😍. Thank you for such a wonderful swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I got it off of eBay last year. Love it! I enjoyed making the card.
Comment: You do such wonderful work, Bev! It's always a pleasure to swap with you. Love the vintage images-the witch and black cat are precious! This will go in my Halloween journal I plan on making-thanks for the great addition to it! We've had lots of rain lately too but the last couple days have been very warm!
Response: Wow, that was quick for a change. I am pleased you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Well, these are beautiful! I love how you altered the design a bit and made it your own and I am C R A Z Y for the little kitty in his winter scarf! DARLING! Your collage work on the brown bag is impeccable and you sent me SO MANY fabric tape samples! Guess what I'll be playing with tomorrow??? haha. Thank you, Bev, for another wonderfully artsy swap.
Response: As always you are more than welcome and thank you for hosting all these swaps!
Comment: Bev, you always send such fabulous works of art...thank you so much for that! I also have a "thing" for flappers and the Roaring 20's...such a shocking departure from the elegance of the Edwardian era! The Singer sewing machine charm is a perfect accent for this journal page...actually, the page is chock full of perfect accents! To be honest, your lovely notes are a highlight of your swap envelopes...I love having a glimpse into your life, and always find something to giggle about! Many, many hearts for you!
Response: You are always so kind! Thanks for the heart! We are now back to the rainy season and summer but a dim memory. Have the umbrella and boots on standby.
Comment: Another beauty from Bev! Bev, this page is SO SO good. Your collage and stamping on this piece is perfection. LOVE your femme fatale and all the stamped pieces she used to communicate with her handler ;+) What a wonderful idea. Thank you so much and thanks, also, for more of those lovely little pieces to use in my own creations.
Comment: Hi Bev! Your page is really good! I'm like you, though; I'm not the best with the painting challenges but it's good to stretch ourselves, right? I love those zetti-like pieces on your painting--that style really appeals to me. Anyway....yours turned out great and thank you so much for those little butterflies--I've never seen anything else like it!
Comment: I admired this beauty on Flickr without knowing it would be mine, and I love it so much I am ever so excited about the tag book idea, and can't wait to join the tags together to make a wonderful coffee table "book". Thank you for your continued support, dear Bev, and for your generosity as a swap partner.
Response: As always you are more than welcome. Thanks for hosting all these wonderful swaps! Also thanks for the kind words and heart!
Comment: What a darling little trio of tags, each one adorned with such cute trinkets...love them! Thank you so very much for another lovely swap. Thanks also for the fabric washi... I can’t wait to use them!
Response: You are more than welcome. Always happy to share the wealth. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, what a lovely Tag...I love the techniques you used to create this pretty little work of art! I love it that you used that tissue paper (I love that color!). All the little die cut birdies are so cute. So much to look at! Thank you so very much for such a nice swap.
Response: You are very kind. I stuggled with making this one. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: How I love this elegant Japanese ATC, from the origami paper background to the gorgeous pagoda die cut to (the star of the show!) the lovely geisha herself. Thank you also for the lovely stash of origami paper; it's a special love of mine. You will laugh when I tell you that apparently your swap envelope was flagged as possibly hiding something nefarious, as it was sealed with bright green tape stating: Examined by US Customs and Border Protection. I certainly do feel much safer now! (Sarcasm intended). I am sorry to hear of the shooting near the Japanese Dollar Store; it's so bad here that I think movie theaters may go out of business, and shopping malls have been forsaken in favor of online shopping for several years. It is a scary world we live in, particularly here in the USA, with our homegrown terrorists being applauded by our sorry excuse for a President.
Response: Oh my! So I am a smuggler now... Dangerouse goods? Feed ing a craft adict her fix? Anyway, was so happy it arrived and you liked what I sent. It is a sad world we live in but I will not live in fear. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much Bev for the amazingly beautiful tag! I love it. It reminds me of one of my favorite kids books “Blueberries for Sal”. Also, thanks so much for sharing a glimpse of your childhood with my. Sounds like it was an amazing place to grow up.
Response: You are more than welcome. It was nice to share such happy times. I was so lucky to have the childhood I had. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev I just received your dress tags this morning and they were absolutely stunning. I loved them so much I wish that I could have given you more than 5 stars. Thanks for the little clips, the nice paper and the long note. I really hope that we swap again sometime soon. Pat
Response: You are more than welcome. Can not believe it took so long to arrive. Dratted Canada Post... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Gorgeous!! Iris is my very favorite flower! I’m so happy you made these for me because I would have never been able to cut into that beautiful paper!! You’re a very brave woman!! Thank you so much! ❤️❤️
Response: Thankfully it comes with two of the same pages, lol! I do so love this whole paper pack. This is one of the first times I have used it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Ah, the avian beauty here...I just love this rolo, and can't wait to add it to my (substitute) rolodex! Those feathers are quite amazing, aren't they? I'm going to play with the ones you sent my way, and see how many ways I can embellish them! Thank you also for the "bathing beauty" stamped designs, which are cheeky and adorable!
Response: You are so welcome. I fell in love with those stamps the moment I saw them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I do love the purples, and I'm also working on using what I have, so this gorgeous journal page resonated with me! I love the very proper lady in her beautiful purple velvet chapeau, and those tiny rhinestones are to die for! Thank you so much for sending a lovely little stash of them for my future use! I always love having you as my swap partner, Bev!
Response: She looked like she would brook no argument, I did have fun playing with her in this little page, Thanks for the heart!
Comment: These turned out awesome! I especially like the lion - I’ve been really into lions lately as I try to channel some inner strength 😂. He’s going to be on a journal cover soon!
Response: It was so frustrating trying to find the right sized image as I do not have a glut of magazines to work with and I also do not drink tea. I wonder if used dryer sheets stained with ink would work. Will see what happens one day. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love it!!! Where did you get all the images? Did you print them (if so, what kind of printer do you use? Also, where did you get the lined paper that you used on the back of the cards- strange question, I know, but it’s perfect! Thank you!!!
Response: I am trying to remember which images I used. I did not scan and save the image like I usually do for some reason. The images I use are usually printed and I use a Canon tank printer set to high quality. I think I just Googled a free image of the lined paper and printed that. Not a strange question at all. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely gorgeous journal page! I can´t say how much I adore it as I LOVE London and finally got to visit it this summer. Your page has so many great details to look at and that image of a car is really wonderful! I also enjoyed reading your letter and your childhood-memories, thanks for sharing them. And last but not least, those papers you sent are so cool! Thanks a lot for making this rainy day so much brighter!
Response: So pleased all arrived in good order. i had fun putting that one together once I got started. Thanks for the heart and kind words. Can you even imagine that many children...
Comment: Your work is so creative and this card is a perfect example . It is just lovely ...the gold doily the pale pink stamping the placement of the flowers and the tiny gold bits and the precious image just lovely and the little bingo card??? Was that a reference to the song?? Very clever! Thank you so much!!
Response: You got it in one! I remember singing that song as a child. The image was so sweet with the large dog and small child. My Gran had a breeding kennel at one point and was a sucker for strays as well. She had one that was quite the character. I was at my Gran's house and I answered the front door as we had heard knocking. When I opened it, the only one at the door was a huge great dane. I looked at my Gran and asked who was getting breakfast first. That beast was a head taller than I was, lol! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Yes! A bevoriginal!! I love love love this card! The Japanese “great wave” ! the rls quote! Black and white! The “old salt”! Everything just perfection... your technique with the pearl acrylic and the embossing powder ... I really haven’t words!! Thank you for the stamp and images and beautiful lace.. an amazing swap!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap. It is definitely not a girlie one this time. I have used that "old salt" quite a bit in the past. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev I love your tropical bird coins! And I absolutely would call a flaming a tropical bird and this guy is a winner! This swap really lent itself to using lots of bright colors and your coins all have such pretty bright colors and embellishments. And thank you for the fun paper clips - oh my gosh! I have never seen flamingo paper clips before and these are too funny! As always, love swapping with you!
Response: I picked those up last year. They were just too much fun to refuse. So please you liked my choices. The brights were a nice change of pace after doing so much vintage coloured swaps. I love colour! My BFF sometimes says I look like a neon sign but at least you can see me in a crowd! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev...this tag is beyond gorgeous! Such intricate layers, all metallic and lovely...and the owl...I'm honored that you saved him for me. Those incredible tiny gears are sheer perfection for this guy, which is a much better use than on fingernails (I buy tiny rhinestones from the manicure section of eBay, and have often wondered what I would say if I ran into a lady with lumpy, glittery fingernails). As always, you are the most generous of swap partners; it's a joy to be your swap partner!
Response: I was so pleased with how that little fellow came out. The file folder was the most fun. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, I am so happy with what you sent me for this swap. The ATC is exceptional with the layering and different textures. I like how you did the border and may experiment with that technique myself. You were so generous with the paper you sent and the letter you tucked in was and old-fashioned delight. I also really like the envie you made for the wonderful package. Thank you for a wonderful swap. I really like everything! Sue
Response: So pleased you enjoyed it all. i feel badly if I don't have abit of a note tucked into it. Seems a bit more personal. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is BEAUTIFUL! What an inspired idea to use the gold paper and accents! This is already hanging in my craft room. You are SO creative & I'm the lucky recipient of all that creativity ;+) Now . . . on to the designs on the disc....yip yip yahooey! WOW....that is truly amazing. I cannot WAIT to use some of these. Now, on to reciprocation. I'm going to send you a private message re that. Thank you, Bev; you're the absolute BEST!
Response: Was worried about the DVD. So pleased you liked the tag. It was an interesting challenge. If I had to do it again I would use different glue for the gold foil as it was so fine. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a happy envelope to open this morning :) I love the ATC - the textured background works great with the theme and pictures! thank you so much! It will have a special place in my 'favourites' binder :) I hope the finalizing of everything for your condo goes smoothly! Not the best way to get a new place but exciting nonetheless as it gets close to the end!
Comment: Love this blue VJP! You have some many wonderful little elements and embellishments on it - I keep seeing more and more! And you have put them all together perfectly. And thank you for the extras - love the Halloween washi tape and the embroidered flowers. Love swapping with you Bev!
Response: I had fun with this one. Much came from my scrap bin and what I had on hand. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev your garden flower pockets are just perfect! Love the vintage book background paper you used and your flower images are so pretty. They both just create a really pleasing composition and color. Thank you for another great swap and for the extra goodies as well - love those printed numbers!!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I always know I’m in for a treat when I see your return address label! These beauties are fabulous!! I’m partial to the bee one, but they are both spectacular! Thank you for the lovely extras and your newsy letter, always a joy to swap with you! ❤️
Response: I am so happy you liked my choice.I like to check my swap partners profile before I start. Gives me inspiration for what I make. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! These turned out GREAT! I love all the little images, especially the cat and owl in their little winter finery! Your stitching is great, love the colors and can't wait to use them in my journal. And (drumroll please) those extras! I'm in heaven! I, too, love Vectoria designs and never knew she had sales! Please let me know if you ever see her having a sale--we could even split the cost of things and double our goodies! Thank you for all those wonderful sentiment cuts and I'm in LOVE with the No. X pieces--those are so neat. Thank you for thinking of me in such a special way--I love everything!
Response: You are always more than welcome! Glad all arrived safely
Comment: Bev, this is really gorgeous! I can't believe you managed to make a window to frame that sweet quote perfectly!. Love the glittery paper you used and those sweet butterflies. And I am OVERJOYED with those sticky stencils you sent--WOW! I can't wait to use those on a swap. You're simply the best!
Response: You are more than welcome. Always happy to pass on something I know will get used. You may want to lightly dust the back of the sticky stencil as it is too sticky and can tear paper. I am trying to sort what I have acquired prior to my move back into my place in the early part of next year. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I was so pleased to see another one of your Gorgeous tags in the mail. I liked the theme you chose because June reminds me of weddings and my youngest sons birthday. You always do such wonderful work Bev and I am so proud to add this tag to my yearly tag book. Thank you so much and I really enjoyed your letter with the updates. Take care and by the way you deserve a hundred hearts not just one💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
Response: You are so kind! Hope you son had a lovely birthday. Next month is both my best friend's and my hubby. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for these great embellishments! Thanks too for the extra papers and the nice note! Our "mice" are voles! David has caught 30 of them in traps so far. We tried using the sticky ones, but they soon learned to just kick dirt over them. Even with using the snap traps, we only get one out of 3 we figure. We feed the caught ones to the crows. Nothing goes to waste up here! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: So pleased you like them all! Our mice seem to have bitten the dust (hopefully). Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi again Bev! Glad you survived the 'flood' in your apartment! This rolo is truly exceptional. I'm simply in love with the paper you used and those gorgeous golden-winged butterflies. You find the BEST STUFF! Absolutely beautiful stacked embellishment--the little rose bush stem is so interesting! Thanks for the butterflies for me to play with and for another newsy note--I love reading all about the goings-on in your life.
Response: I have been trying to use what I have. i am busy sorting and getting tough on myself. I believe I overcompensated when I lost what I did in the fire. The butterflies are from a local dollar store. Wish they had a set in purple. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: hi Bev! Wow ... this was a dragonfly-palooza! I loved it! I'm crazy for the paper you used to create the envelope--is it from a paper set? I really loved the ATC with the beautiful background an those 3 sort of realistic dragonflies. Thank you so much for the unused postage and those parchment beauties for me to play with! p.s. That bottle-green dragonfly die cut is GORGEOUS!
Response: I think the paper was a printable I found on Pinterest, the rabbit hole of my life... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my goodness dear Bev!!! What a GORGEOUS ribbon doll! She is already hanging on my fireplace mantel spreading her good cheer. :) The colors you chose are absolutely perfect. She is such a beauty. I also thank you for the lovely note and the plethora of butterflies you sent. They will definitely embellish my future projects. What a magical swap!!!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely! I love those butterflies. Just wish they made a purple pack as well. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow, Bev . . . these turned out GREAT. I, too, love the oval. You made yours a bit larger and now I wish I had done the same with mine! Love your images and all the attention to detail. Thanks for always sending such beautiful work, and thanks for always sending such a newsy note--I love the notes as much as the swaps!
Response: So pleased the post is starting to act more normally! Thanks to the kind words. I liked how these came out. Thanks also for hosting all the great swaps! It has been hard for me to keep up, lol!
Comment: Wow!!! This is one of the most beautiful art journal pages I have ever seen!! (including ones I've made!!:)!!) I just love everything about it! Those fabric flowers match the colors perfectly! (and thank you for the generous extras!!). I really like the G45 Imagine Collection, probably because it is steampunkish! And I also have the same problem with G45 paper of not wanting to cut into a pager because I would be destroying the back side. That's probably why I have at least two each collections!!! Thank you so much for such a beautiful swap!! Love reading your letter and have copied down a couple of the books you mentioned to add to my stack!
Response: You are more than welcome! Glad you like the swap. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Well . . . this turned out beautifully! I love that your bird is in flight and the papers you used are fantastic! The little doily pieces look amazing, as does the indigo star paper. Really dramatic and beautiful. I'm framing this one, Bev! Thank you so much for creating something so beautiful for me.
Response: Thank you for the kind comments. It was quite a bit of fussiness for me but the end result was better than I expected it to be. Also thanks for the heart! Was thinking that acetate would be good for shaker cards if you make them.
Comment: They are beautiful, of course, as is everything you create! Bev, I love the color scheme, the embellishments, those tiny little tags--just everything. And those amazing extras! I LOVE that pansy page and can't wait to experiment with the clear sheets. Such a thoughtful package full of crafty goodness. Thank you, my friend.
Response: You are more than welcome. Every time I go over to the Island I always come back with way too much. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Silly me...I was enthusiastic on Flickr, and forgot to rate you here! Such a lovely rolo, Bev...I love the beautiful gold Dresden trim...and then the package of gorgeous Dresden scrap! My heart is full, and so is my craft table. Thank you for being the very bets kind of swap partner!
Response: I knew I have gooten behind on my replies! The Dresden was a lucky find at the store in Parksville, So pleased you like all!
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Your May Tag is so very Beautiful! I don’t know how you could part with this. I luv this so much 💖You captured everything I luv about vintage on this tag. I absolutely luv the stamping and blue background along with that gorgeous trim. The vintage ephemera is so amazing and the gold metal accents makes a perfect addition. I am so happy to have this tag, it will be treasured always. Thank you for the beautiful butterfly images and I just loved the story of the couple and the Lily of the Valley. The “Lily of the Valley” has always been on of my favorite flowers. I have one planted in my flower bed. Thank you for a wonderful swap💖💖💖💖
Comment: Hi Bev, you did a beautiful job on those collaged envies. I shall use them in one of my journals. And I'd be happy to do a swap with you. I have a ton of napkins (well, shouldn't say ton since they're pretty light). What theme are you interested in or colors? I collected a lot while living overseas 22 years. What else are you interested in...foreign maps, foreign text, etc.?
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you so very much for the lovely Edwardian Lady Gothic arch...very pretty! Love the beautiful lace, print outs and the sweet butterflies. I already used one of those pretty little butterflies on a project. As always, appreciate and enjoy reading your letter.
Response: I bought the butterflies quite a while ago from Etsy. When I saw them on Pinterest I fell in love. So pleased all arrived so quickly. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, all of these tags are beautiful!! If I had to pick a favorite it would be the small one with the bird. I enjoy it's soft vintage look as much as the ones with bright colors. The tatting was the perfect touch. Thank you so much, I love all of them.
Response: So pleased they all arrived safely! i had such fun making them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this card is such a wonderful example of happy making mail art! Loving all the texture and sparkle and layers... That well padded mermaid singing her joy is amazing and I love her! Thank you so much for making this for me!
Response: She is one of my fav go-to stamps. I had such fun putting this together and I am pleased you are enjoying it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I fell in love with this rolo the moment I saw it on Flickr, and I'm over the moon to have it in my collection! That image...the laughing girl and her laughing kitty...it's one of my all-time favorites. I wish I could have seen you in your outrageous glittery glasses...I'm betting you were adorable! Thank you for always being the loveliest and most generous of swap partners, my friend...I treasure you!
Response: It is such a fun image. Thanks for your gracious words and heart!
Comment: Bev, this rolo is absolutely beautiful. I love the dimensional flowers, and...well, to be honest, I love everything about it! And the address labels you sent...omg!...you captured my Bella's photo! I don't know how you did that...I figured out how to make address labels (from an Avery template), but when I tried to add my own image, that's all I got...it wouldn't allow me to add text, such as my name and address. What good are address labels with no name or address? LOL...I am SO challenged! Thank you for always being the kindest and most generous of friends and swap partners. And yes...Oregon or Washington are on my mid-range plan. I need to come home.
Response: I have been making my labels for a while. I went onto a Open Office site to learn how to do it. Still have issues with having it print correctly. My new printer is funny that way. I hope you find your way back home soon! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is BEAUTIFUL! And I'll treasure it for another reason: the recipe on the back. I just love the vintage image on the front of the lady at her multi-burner wood stove. And that little cow? Perfect! It was such fun to read about the logging camps and your mother's love of old houses--I share that love. I grew up in a huge 1850's Victorian. It was fairly near the OSU campus and as the campus expands and expands I know it's only a matter of time 'til it is torn down. We drive past it frequently. Thank you so much for this wonderful swap; I get so excited when I see your name on the envelope because of the swap AND your newsy notes--they always give me a lift.
Response: My Grandma was the one who loved old houses. My Mom was all about the new. For myself, anything that meant I did not have to split a cord of wood, lol! Thanks for the heart and enjoy the recipe!
Comment: Firstly thank you so much for the well written note, I do not get enough of these in my mail when folks send out their ATC cards and for me it is a delight to hear about the thoughts of an artist who has made a card. Secondly thank you for the lovely card. The scent of tea when I took it out of its wrapper to go in my folder was amazing. I really like this card. Its going right in my fox page in my folder (a highly acclaimed page in the collection).
Response: The tea is called Bengal Spice. It is an herbal tea I enjoy. Am very pleased you enjoyed it! I do like that little fox. He came out better than I expected. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a beautiful spring ATC. There are so many elements to this beauty, I appreciate you sharing the process. Thank you for all the napkins and the book page. I see you carried the ATC stencil to the envelope - the yellow envelope :). You brightened my mailbox...Thank you so much for the great swap!
Response: I am happy you liked everything! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Forgot to hit save ratings. So here we go again...love your lady. What a hoot. The basket as a hat is hilarious. And all of the neat extras..those snippets. Hw lucky am I. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
Response: I am told I have a unique sense of humour.... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love it! I had some trouble with this one but yours turned out beautifully. You have such a knack for interpreting the tutorial to reflect your own style. Thank you so much, Bev, for always sending the nicest things.
Response: Thanks! Some of them are challenging to do. Sometimes her muse does not talk to me the same way as what she shows. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love your April in Paris theme so original and different. It is very special. There is a wonderful Parisian fee out it. I could see myself sitting at that table.. thank you for a great swap.
Response: Wanted something with the feel of Paris. So happy you got it. Mail has been so off lately. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: WOW! I adore Asian themes in general, and this is such a beautiful example of the genre. So many lovely layers and elements...every time I look at this beauty, I see something I hadn't noticed previously. And the cat...well. We both know that cats are the very best embellishment to a work of art, and to a home! Thank you for sending such a wonderful piece of art, and for the lovely Asian extras (that stacked embellishment is ah-mazing!).
Response: You as always are so kind. I had such fun making it. Always pleased to share what I have. Am hoping to get out to the huge Japanese dollar store at the end of the month to see if they have any new treasures... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Your acrylic painting postcard is absolutely wonderful. A favourite scene of mine from many of our beautiful Gulf Islands! I feel like I have been there taking in all the beauty. I bet you've got some really cool stories about your time growing up in the trees and being at the logging camps while living here. I went to school in Vancouver and moved to the Island in 1999 and just adore it here. My grandfather was a faller <3 All the best to you and take care!
Response: Thanks for the great rating! I am still playing with this new style. I miss living in a smaller place but that is what I get for marrying a city boy, lol!
Comment: Hi Bev! How do I love this? Let me count the ways! I am in awe of the notecard you reated with that adorable frog stamp. All that detailed painting--wow--then you sent not 1, but 2 ATC's! How to pick a favorite . . . I can't! I love the Asian collage with those beautiful origami papers but I'm IN love with that sweet little froggie you painted. Thank you for your sweet note and, yes, I did purchase TOO many things from the antique paperie! Thanks, also, for the origami papers and stamps--my postage dollars have never stretched farther!
Response: I have been wanting to use that stamps for ages. Not every day you see a frog on a penny farthing! Glad I could help with the postage.Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you so very much for the darling Spring bird ATC. Such a pretty little bird. Your artwork is really pretty and indeed the ATC sings out “Spring”! Thank you for your letter and the little flower appliqués that I love so much.
Response: You are more than welcome! So pleased everything arrived safely. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is beautiful. I'm in love with the horses stamp and the colors you used on the background. I'm too literal in completing these ICAD's and when I saw yours I knew EXACTLY which ICAD it represented. Thanks, also, for the gorgeous origami paper (I've squirreled that black piece away to my hoard ;+) and the postage. If you take a break, make it a short one!
Response: Will try not to cut back too much! So pleased you like what I made. We have a local Japanese dollar store that gets in such interesting items. Love the paper craft items they get in. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: You may not be crazy about this color combo but you made a wonderful atc... the 3-D technique really gave the card such a great look the jeweled butterfly and the metal corners —-so nice thank you so much! All that and an extra atc! Very cute.. thanks also for those papers!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Yah. Bev your beautiful resend just arrived in today’s mail. It is so very pretty. I love it. Such a beautiful picture.
I’m very happy that there is at last light at the end of the tunnel with your condo getting sorted at long last..
Sadly my eye is not getting any better and I will have to have surgery in hopefully May - on a waiting list for a new cornea 😟
Thank you again for such a beautiful resend 💗
Response: Please let me know if the original ever arrives. Recently I had one swap misdirected to the British Virgin Islands. Seems my swaps get a better vacation than I ever will... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I got it! Of course I love the cat and colors. Thank you very much for the icad, cute stickers, and the lovely letter. 💜
Response: Thanks for the heart! So pleased all arrived safely. My mail has been all over the map. Had one swap get misdirected to the British Virgin Islands. Seems my mail gets much better holidays than I do...
Comment: Bev, what a package! The rolo is beautiful--this was my first rolo swap and yours is a gorgeous beginning to my collection. Love that sweet girl glittering her flowers--so clever. Then you sent me an ENTIRE STAMP COLLECTION! You are so generous! I'm going to start an air mail swap so I have a chance to use the stamps IMMEDIATELY! Thanks, also, for the unused stamps. I pick and peel and cut so I use them all--sometimes with glue ;+) So glad your condo is shaping up and glad you got all the upgrades--we deserve all good things!
Response: Always happy to share the wealth! Postage is so pricey these days. The stamps were extras I had. Did not realize how many they were able to recover after the fire. Thought I had lost that set so bought again. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love violets too and this is really a beautiful tag. Love the color combinations and see you even used the cracked glass tech on the woman-gorgeous. Thanks also for the lovely bits of ribbon and the map papers-thanks for sharing-always love to get swaps from you!
Response: So pleased you got it safely and you enjoy it! I really liked how it came out though I believe the postal system was responsible for the cracked glass technique. Ah well...
Comment: Thank you so very much for the darling 4x4. Great collage work with such sweet little bits of elements. When I first saw it of course I loved it and saw the great work you put into this journal page, but then after reading about the inspiration for it elevated it to even a greater level of awe. Love it! As always, I love to read your letter and appreciate the time you take to write a little bit about what’s going on in your world.
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. The mail has been letting me down as of late. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you so very much for the lovely bird tag... I love it! Love all the techniques and layers you used to create this tag and that you explained the process...I love knowing that there is a 1890s book page! So cool! Thank you also for the great extras.
Response: I enjoyed making these ones. So happy you are enjoying it as well!
Comment: Your manner of letter writing is beautiful. Its perfect english, no typos and very pleasant to read. As such, I'm keeping your note! I love the journal page you sent! Its lovely front and back. Thanks so much!
Response: You are too kind! If it were not for spell-checker I would be lost. You are very welcome ! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello dear Bev, thank you so much for the beautiful Bird tag, I really love it. I can see you had fun with the process, and I'm enjoying all the layers and the deatils of the swap. Thank you for the book pages as well. I have never heard of Pittman shorthand...it looks very complicated. What was it used for? take care.
Response: The shorthand was before your time. It was a way of shortening words so secretaries could take dictation in offices, thus called shorthand. By the 70s with the advent of word processors and computers it became redundant. Thanks for the kind words and the heart!
Comment: So happy there are still a few of us left that know Donovan and Sunshinesuperman! Thank you for this lovely tag. It is so elegant and grand, What a perfect combination of layering on the tag, I just adore it! It is always so great when such a beautiful piece arrives! Hugs, Mona
Response: I had to smile when I saw your name, lol! Thanks for the lovely comments and heart!
Comment: Lovely large Valentine, my dear...with a symbol of my 3 true loves (an adorable kitty)! I do love my girls...they substitute for the children I once had, who are middle-aged now. Thank you for the stash of Valentine trim and cutouts; have I mentioned that I always use what you send to me? It's aways a joy to swap with you!
Comment: Bev, thank you so very much for this great little mermaid Rolo. I love the colors, the die cuts and the pretty glittery mermaid. Great rolo... I love it! Thank you also for the great extras especially the blue mermaid die cut which I will love to use in future projects.
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, each of the ATCs is stunning, and each in a very different way...I love that! I keep trying to modify "my style", with mixed success. I am full of admiration for my fellow artists who can mix things up successfully. The more modern of the two ATCs reminds me very much of BevT's art, which has a special place in my heart. You are a truly wonderful swap partner (those trims!).
Response: Thanks for the heart. I have been trying to switch things up a bit so I don't get bored or in a rut. I do so miss BevT. She was always a treat to swap with. Hope all is well with her. If you ever get to Vancouver will have to take you to the store where I get most of them...
Comment: Gorgeous!! Of course all your work is so beautifully crafted.. you have an artist’s eye... those little gems are so nice to use love them.. your letter was such a treat... thank you for this amazing swap...
Response: Thanks for the heart! You are more than welcome. Every gal needs a bit of bling in their lives!
Comment: I fell in love with this sassy rolo on Flickr, and it's even more adorable (if possible) in real life! Alas, my booty shakes whenever i move, and I doubt it's nearly as cute as the shaking done by your flappers! Thank you for another wonderful swap envelope...ooh, that tissue paper!
Response: So happy all arrived safely. I know postal delivery was cancelled in your area for a few days due to extremem weather. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh My Bev this tag is stunning. I love all the embossing and the colors are perfect for a winters day. Did you put something on the silver part to give it that “metal” look? I just love this, your work is always amazing.💖💖💖💖 Thank you for the tiny tickets, the images are just perfect can’t wait to use these.
Response: The silver cardstock is from a Tim Hotz pack I bought a little while ago. Can't remember if I brushed it with black ink on it or not. I got an idea from a similar one off of Pinterest. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev... Ok. Have the Rolo in front of me now. What a beautiful Rolo! I like the girl carrying the snowshoes and your use of the snowflake tissue paper on the coin. And the Snow Bunny is so adorable on the front of the card! And I love the trees.. they look 3D - Excellent job! You must be a real winter athlete.. the snowshoes and the skis. I haven't skied since I was about 18.. that was a long time ago! I am sorry to hear about your home. I hope that you will be able to move into the rebuilt one very soon. I will definitely try to find a Tom Holt (right, NOT Tim Holtz!) book next time I am at the book store. Thank you for the recommendation :-) The extras you included are definitely fun... wish our current snowstorm tonight only amounted to the snowflakes you included in the package!
Wouldn't that be wonderful? And they are really, really pretty too... :-) Thank you for making such a beautiful Winter themed Rolo for me! Hope we can swap again sometime...
Response: I am not a fan of getting cold and breaking limbs. The cold snap we are having here in Vancouver right now is bad enough. I did go skiing once and ended up in the lodge after one run and getting dunked in 6 feet of powder. Had snow in places no one should have it! So happy you liked it!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely Queen ATC. Very pretty and I love all the little details. Thank you also for the printed images. I will enjoy using them in future projects. I appreciate the time you take to write your letter and I enjoy reading it.
Response: Was worried it had gotten lost. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, what a truly stunning Journal Page. There is so much to see. Just love it. Yes I had a big giggle at the rocket tag too. Yeah! At last you have a date to get back in your Condo. It has been and is a ridiculously long time
Thank you again ❤️
Response: Thanks for the heart! I was so pleased with how that came out. i think I took the page from the current state of my craft desk, lol!
Comment: My dear friend Bev, I often think on you.....and always think: I will be write to her.... and times pass away....thank you for lovely card, I respect your efforts. I hope I Will be write you soon. Hugs :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! Yes, it has been quite a while. ; )
Comment: Dear Bev: Your index card #24 is so great! Wow! Your background turned out so well and love the die cuts and butterflies you used as well as the sentiment - perfect for this card! And thanks for the watercolor cards and the beautiful butterflies. It's always a treat to have you as my swap partner!
Response: You are so kind! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Another whimsical beauty! Bev, your take on 'The Owl & the Pussycat' is lovely. There's so, so much to love about this page--the images (of course), the beautiful butterfly made of roses, the FRAMED window (amazing!) and that sweet, hidden tag with another owl & pussycat! I'm thrilled to add this to my collection. Thanks, also, for the little tickets! Those will made wonderful additions to my art. Love everything, Bev!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. I love those little tickets though they are fiddly to cut. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, what a whimsical image! A piggy hot air balloon ;+) I love this card. The shamrocks everywhere, your layered butterflies, the golden accents--just beautiful. Wherever did you find that narrow, green trim; it really sets off the image to perfection. You do the nicest work. I'm always inspired by the things you create. Thank you so much.
Response: The green is from a metallic cardstock I got from a dollar store that I die cut. I had to check my picture to see what it was. I could not resist the balloon pig. The Victorians had such weird ideas. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev and thank you for the two wonderful journal pages! They both turned out really well, and I know how hard it can become trying to create something without the proscribed materials. Seems I always have to substitute something. But I love all the little bits of ephemera that you used in both your pages and your backgrounds are great! Thank you for another fun swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart! My mantra this year is to use what I have. I have acquired enough stuff to last me quite a while.
Comment: Beautiful as always. Love your work. Thank you for all you do for us and a terrific swap. So glad to hear that they are working on your new house. Make it fun to pick out all new furniture. It is a once in a lifetime chance for you.
Response: You are so kind! Glad it finally made it to you. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev: Your index card #22 is brilliant! I love those giggling ladies too! Your background turned out wonderfully and your other embellishments are just perfect. Did you make the piece of lace you used and that you sent me? If so, I am so impressed - wow! It's wonderful. Thank you for another great swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I do tatting but that bit was from a length I salvaged from the senior's craft group I belong to.
Comment: Bev, you have done it again!!! Such a beautiful piece of artwork!! (I may frame it instead of putting it in my journal!) Your embellishment clusters are just perfect - owls and tiny vintage letters! I love the background, too, could be in fairyland! Thank you so much! And OhMyGoodness - three sheets of owl images just for me!!!
Response: How could I resist! Always fun to make something for you! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: You did send to me once before about two years ago. I remember because I love your work on Flickr so much. This page does not disappoint! The colors and mood are lovely; the touch of lace is just right. Thank you!
Response: It has been a while! So pleased you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I hope we NEVER stop meeting like this! I love the sweet embellishment clusters, and I'm thrilled to have so many of them! You know I'll enjoy using these on many swaps to come. I'm excited for you that your condo is getting ready to inhabit...I'll bet you can hardly wait! I think that when I move back to the Pacific NW, we should plan to meet somewhere...I'm really looking forward to visiting B.C. once again.
Response: You must be getting tired of the cold and snow! Would love to meet up one day. So happy they all arrived safely. You have me hooked on making those things! I have a new printer that uses a tank system so is so much cheaper to use. I have at least three small containers full of cut outs. Next on the list when I get back into my place is the new ScanNCut. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Your cards are awesome!!! Thank you so much for making this swap special! I love love love the poem, Ms Ogg and hey, the skunk, what a Beauty! 'A Dragon is for life, not just for hogswatch' haha :) I am having so much fun, thank you :)
Response: You are welcome! Hope you did not overdo the sausages this year! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! This is a very interesting rolo...I love all the various cut outs and embossing. The irredesent colors are very pretty and quite refreshing after all the fall/holiday colors. I really like this rolo! As always I do enjoy your beautiful handmade card and letter. Thank you for such a lovely swap!
Response: With all the grey, windy and wet month we had I needed something sunny and beachy! Those gals looked like they were having such fun. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I LOVE this page you made me and I already admired it on Flickr, but it looks even more beautiful for real :)! I love all the texture and the different techniques and elements you´ve used and yes, the vintage image and the quote are perfect. And you did know, that I love lace too and those metal embellishments are the icing on the cake. I´m so thrilled to have this beautiful page for my journal, thank you a million times! Enjoy reading your letters too. Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas time!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. It's one of my favorites that I've received. So well done! And, of course, catified is hilarious. Thanks also for the unique book page and stickers. I appreciate your kind words about Kiki. I hope the squirrel was able to evade that owl! I enjoyed your letter. Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄
Response: Could not resist when I saw your profile. What can i say, I am a slightly crazed cat lady. Hope you have a lovely Christmas as well. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I was so pleased to see that you were my swap partner...I simply can't figure out why more swappers didn't seem to like this theme. I can't get enough of flowers and lace, and this beauty has both in abundance! I love the tatting...I still haven't taught myself, and gave up on the shuttle and bought a book (and supplies) for needle tatting. I can't say I've even opened the book, but I blame my renewed desire to cross stitch every evening. Thank you so much for not only sending me the most beautiful journal page, but for the sweet pieces of tatting made by your own hands! You are just the best swap partner, Bev.
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. I also love the theme. I think I am hooked on high Victorian. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable coin art! I adore the monkey image you chose of course, it is absolutely me! The layers and ephemera matched so perfect and of course the sentiment was a perfect fit. Thank you too for your gentle and kind words about motherhood, it really helped. I hope you will get Christmas in July next year with your new home but am glad that things are at least headed in the right direction. Hope to swap with you again soon!
Response: I wanted to make something you would find fun. I liked the whimsy of it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: All I could say is WOW........WOW....WOW...... That's how I felt when I opened your Post Card. It was soooo different, and I love the creativity you used in addressing this project. You did an Excellent Job!!!!! If I could give u 10 hearts I would.
Response: So glad all arrived safely! Thanks for the heart! Was amazed how quickly it arrived considering our postal issues right now!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal page and explaining me how you´ve made it! You´ve used so many interesting techniques and materials. I also enjoyed your letter, thank you! I love owls too, but they are very seldom seen here as well and even the squirrels are gone now that our surrounding forest was cut down because of the new neighborhood being built. I think that´s sad...
Response: I like to try different things if the swap works with it. Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras. I love everything. I love the Fall theme. It's my favorite time of year. Thank you also for the kind words about my Kiki. She had renal failure too. Many hearts! 💜💜💜
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked it!
Comment: Bev, your tree is (as always) gorgeous. I'm in LOVE with the snow on the branches and the ground. The snowflake background is stupendous and the light strands! Is that a die cute? Receiving your work is like a little Christmas gift ;+) And your card is so professional! You should be making cards for a living (except who wants to work any more?) Thanks, Bev, for always sending such beautiful things my way.
Response: The snow was Snow-Tex. Comes in a jar and has a lovely look of snow. The light strands are a die. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Not one, but TWO completely different fairy-themed altered rolos...and both are beautiful in their own ways! First of all, I don't think there's such a thing as "too much" fairy dust...and if there is such a thing, I see no evidence of it on this pink-and-purple beauty. (I know how you feel, though...I tend to "overdo" when using embossing powder and a heat gun.) Rest assured, my sweet friend, both of these will be displayed proudly in my small rolodex!
Response: So happy you liked both of them. Was worried about the glut of glitter. Thanks again for your heart! Always a pleasure to swap with you!
Comment: I so apologize for the late rating...this beauty got packed in a moving box, and I just now discovered it! I love all the gorgeous textural elements...the beautiful lace, the paper flowers, and (of course!) the sweet bird charm. You have such a lovely aesthetic, my dear friend!
Response: Glad it arrived safely. Post has been unpredictable with the rotating strikes... Thanks as always for your kind comments!
Comment: Thanks for this excellent textured PC! I love the colors and wish this is what it looked like on my beach right now! Thanks too for being sensitive to my request for no purple. I appreciate the extra work and hope you can give that one in another swap. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are more than welcome! Always check my partner's profile after getting a " dreaded clown" on one. Clowns creep me out, lol! Hope the seabed can return to normal after the winter. We are seeing new wildlife and sea life here as well due to the warming waters.
Comment: thanks so very much for the beautiful flip book. You did a wonderful job on everything.I loved all the things you put in it and you couldn't have chose any better!! My absolute favourite had to be the tiny little flowers. thank you, thank you! you made my day :)
Response: So pleased all arrived in a timely fashion. Was worried with the rotating strikes happening. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I fell in love with this trio of peacock beauty when I saw it on Flickr, and the coins are even more vibrant and beautiful in real life! You said they are "showy"...like it's a bad thing! Peacocks are the "showiest" birds in nature, and your renditions are just right. So many hearts for you, my good friend!
Response: As always you are so kind. So pleased all arrived safely and you enjoyed them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, I am nearly speechless with delight...not only the beautiful ATC, but the amazing card you made! You always make your swaps very special, and I don't know if we all tell you how wonderful it is to receive an envelope from you. Thank you so much for your beautiful work, and for your newsy notes, which I appreciate as much as the cards and ATCs. One hundred hearts for you!
Response: You are too kind! The swaps give me a chance to play with all my toys.. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hey, Bev, I used to live in Hope - I know ALL about rain! Love the ATC, thanks. I like how the second one looks out a window to see the snow falling. As you know, Calgary had a huge dump early this month - still have some in the yard on the north side - but, it's been great temps this week.
Response: Could not decide which one to make so made both. So far we have had brilliant weather for Fall, almost two weeks for sun now. But by next Tuesday we are back to the rain...Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear Bev: Your journal page is just brilliant! Your embossed then glittered background is wonderful and the elements and images you used just make perfect composition. Are the little tiny maple leaves a punch? So cute! And the clusters you made I love. Thank you so much for sharing some with me! I did something like this once for another swap but these are just wonderful!
Thanks for another great swap!
Response: You are more than welcome. The clusters are a great way of using small bits of scrap to pretty to toss.
Comment: Oh my, what a fun Halloween mini flipbook. I just love it! Great job Bev! Every page is a surprise filled with ghostly, scary “adventures”! Love the awesome die cuts, the darling tags stuck into the little pockets and the tiny spider envies tucked into the pockets. I could go on and on! Thank you so much Bev! Great swap!
Response: Was an interesting one to do. I was able to use what I had which made it nice. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you so very much for the beautiful journal page! What a wonderful work of art! Such great details and collage work...so pretty! So many little things to look at. Thank you also for the lovely extras. Great swap!
Response: So pleased you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello dear!!! I found them, sorry for the late rating. The coins you made are beautiful!! I love all the wonderful layers. The tickets with the tea cups are so cute! Thank you for the beautiful papers! Can't wait to use them! As always its wonderful to get a swap from you!
Comment: Bev, these Asian coins are to die for! These are truly miniature works of art. There's SO much detail on each coin and I LOVE that gloss you put on them. All the little patterned papers you collaged under the geisha are beautiful--are they part of the same pack of paper? I'm going to find some way to display these beauties!
Comment: Another beautiful Bev original! This one is really pretty, Bev. Your bird is perfection and the jute branch is inspired. Love the leaves, too. You even finished the back with a bird page. This is a gorgeous addition to my AJ for this group. Thank you for the unused stamps as well; that's really thoughtful.
Response: You are more than welcome! It was an interesting swap to do. I did find out a few things, like too much tea in medium makes for cement!
Comment: Bev, I received your postcard today and I absolutely love it!!! Everything about it is beautiful; I especially love the textures you added and the gold details! Of course I love the dragonflies and I truly appreciate you checking my profile and creating such a fantastic card for me! This is definitely 'a keeper'!!!! Thanks so much for all the love and energy that you obviously put into this little beauty; even the edging is the perfect touch!!!
Response: You are more than welcome! Was fun to play with all the different mediums. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love your beautiful cat tag, Bev! Great image of the cat and all of the pink roses! Love the little dots of gold, too! Thank you so much! And love the two mini folders, they are so cute! The little stickers are adorable! I really enjoyed Sheri Tepper's books, too, and was sad she passed away.
Response: Thanks for the kind words and heart! Look for my future tag swaps once this Canda Post strike is over...
Comment: Always a pleasure to receive from you! Lovely work as always. love the face. I ended up using a technical magazine someone had given me for my page.
Tom Holt sounds right up my alley. I love Pratchett and will definitely try out tom Holt.
Response: So pleased you liked it. Hope you like Holt, he is a versitile writer.
Comment: you journal page is lovely. Much better than I managed this round! I struggled with cartoonish birds too but stuck with that and ended up not too happy with it. Thanks for the book recommendation! Might be a good one for my sci fi book club to read!
Response: I love to read and sharing a fun book is always a pleasure. So many, so little time. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap and I was very pleased to get yours-Just like the one on the picture of the swap-Imagine that! Guess I need to update my profile-My husband retired this last friday. He doesn't know what he want to do-write-play his guitars-he has many choices but for now he wants to take a month and just relax and think about it. It will be a big change for me-just he finds a good hobby he enjoys like I do in Swapbot! Thanks again for the beautiful tag and the nice note-Shanks for sharing! OH- and thanks too for the lovely trims you sent!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart! Having a husband underfoot can be a real challenge. I am glad my husband has so many outside interests.
Comment: Another beauty! I really loved the stamped sentiment and the color combo you used, Bev. I really love shimmery colors. I thought this one was a bit easier, too, and I know what you mean about the MM artists applying a color and then covering it up! What's that about??? Thanks for the lovely postage and that sweet kitty card too!
Response: This is a fun series but some of the techniques make me wonder...Thanks for hosting these and also the heart!
Comment: What an amazing collage card!!! And it came through the mail completely intact. It reminded me of some old greeting cards that I would make with seashell cut-outs. Vancouver is a lovely city. Haven't been there now for 20+ years. I imagine that it's grown even more in that time. Happy swapping.
Response: So pleased it arrived intact! Thanks for the heart! Vancouver has gotten insanely big. The development just goes on and on.
Comment: Bev, Thank you for the (always) beautiful swap!. I was really taken by the shape of the arch and liked how you outlined it with the gold pen. The image from pinterest made me smile. ( I need to learn how to download from there). Of course, the letter you included was very much enjoyed....it hearkens to sweeter, slower days. And the high quality paper you included is really lovely. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Sue
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, you have REALLY outdone yourself this time! I know I say that to you frequently (because it's true), but this JJ is amazing. I LOVE the cover, double love all the papers, ribbons, embellies, and everything about it. it's already in my purse and the one I created recently for myself has been relegated to the drawer ;+) Thank you also for the lovely extras--the ribbons are simply gorgeous and those butterflies? They are $1?!?! They are stunning! It's always such fun receiving your swaps, Bev. OH . . . almost forgot the cigar box--I'm going to Halloween it up! Fun fact: in the U.S. it's illegal to sell/buy Cuban cigars and if you're a U.S. citizen and live in Cuba, you can't get your social security!
Response: So happy all arrived safely! I had a bunch of cigar boxes given to me by a client and that was the last one . It was perfect for mailing everything in and I knew you would love it for decorating. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh-I love the Hilda pin-up images ,too! This is a wonderful ATC! I'm glad you are getting a chance to enjoy retirement-I know I do-more time for crafting! Loved the letter you wrote me and all the similar memories of tv shows. Yes-I loved the Warehouse 13 series too-all the good ones seem to end-liked the Firefly series,too. Nice "chatting" with you! Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Response: She, like me was built for comfort not for speed...Thanks for the heart! Now that it is a bit cooler I am enjoying the summer much more. The last few weeks of heat were brutal!
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous ATCs and the wonderful note! You looked like you were having a great time even if you were petrified! Hope every thing works out with your house! I would love to see the plans. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks for the heart! Still no word on the condo...City is taking forever!
Comment: I fell in love with this beauty the moment I saw it on Flickr...never dreamed that it was going to be MINE! Bev, thank you for always sending such wonderful little works of art, and also for the package of tissue...I am so jealous of your Japanese dollar store!
Response: That is why I sent it. Easy enough for me to pick up another. Have fun playing with it! So happy you liked it. When I saw it was you as my swap partner I could not resist making it cat themed. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh My gosh!!!! What stunning cards you made, especially sharing that you have limited resources...I never would've guessed that in a million years!! BOTH cards are beyond gorgeous, and I'm so lucky to have been the lucky receipient. Thank you from the heart.
Response: So pleased you liked both. Next time if I do that theme I will do brighter colours. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! I apologize for taking so long to rate you for this swap! Thank you so very much for the lovely swap. Both of the library cards/pockets are just darling! Love them! The extras are great and I look forward to using. Your handmade card is just beautiful! You do such a wonderful job at creating beautiful cards! As always, I so appreciate the time you take to sit and write such a nice letter. Wonderful swap Bev... thank you!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Just got back from a road trip and found two lovely crow atcs waiting for me! Great addition to my crow/raven notebook! Thank you so much, Bev, and also for the crow die cuts! I thoroughly enjoyed your letter, too! I would love to see a white crow!! Have a great summer, my Canadian friend!
Comment: My dear!! This journey page is beautiful! So my lovely layers! I love all the birds and pretty colors! And that card you made is gorgeous!!! Always a pleasure to get swaps from you! Thank you for the extras!
Response: Thanks for the heart! You are more than welcome!
Comment: Bev, this AJ page is pure perfection. Vintage nature is my absolute favorite theme and this page should be in a book as an example of great collage technique. I love that sweet bird in the upper left, the dyed lace, the feathers--even the bug fits right in! I really enjoyed the photo, too! How fun to 'see' you! Thank you for always being a wonderful partner, Bev. OH . . . almost forgot. That Canadian maple leaf cut out of ribbon on the front? AMAZING! You're a true artist, Bev, and I'm so lucky to receive your work.
Response: So glad it arrived safely! Was a challenge to do as I am trying to use what I have on hand. The maple leaf was a found item. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev, I just adore this card. Thank you for making it for me. And all the meaning you put into it. The design is perfect, the colors are amazing. I can see the background collage as you intended, I love the hearts and of course the gentlemen with the umbrella, I have a small wall next to my bed where I put my favorite pieces. That's exactly where this will go. Hugs coming your way
Response: You are too kind! I have been finding myself making more items reflecting my current events. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi again Bev -twice in one day no less! I received your Art Journal page #1 and it's really pretty. Once again all your colors work so well together and I love the face you stenciled with Gesso - or was it modeling paste?? At any rate, it really pops off the page. Pretty flowers and sparkly raindrops. Beautiful work! And thank you for the extra papers you included. I am actually starting to work on some Halloween stuff so this will be added to my stash! Cheers, Laurie
Response: I used gesso as suggested. You are more than welcome for the extras. Aklways fun to share when I have them to send. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hey Bev! We have been partnered a lot recently - it's always fun to swap with someone you "know", and you always include a nice little letter with your swaps, which I always enjoy. I think your #4 Index card came out great - I love your colors and the cute little lady watering her garden. I had not had much experience with Gesso but found I liked the effect so have used it since. So thank you for the spectacular Queen of the Jungle index card!
Response: Thanks for the heart! The garden outside my window is absolutely crazy right now. The fellow who manages it is away for a month so when he gets back he will need not just a weed wacker but a machete it has gotten so bad. On the plus side, this is the first year I have seen the cacti blooming! Lovely great yellow and pink blush colours.
Comment: I love this monthly series, and (as a June girl myself) I particularly love this ATC. It's beautiful and the rose and pearl accents are wonderful. Thank you so much for always sending your best, Bev...and thank you for recognizing the child within me who loves the beautiful "extras" so, so much!
Response: Every month brings something new! Thanks as always for your kind words. Yes, I do share that inner child who likes new things to play with... As always thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Bev, you have outdone yourself! These 2 beauties are amazing. I LOVE your mermaids and that 'wave' paper--it's really special. Your seahorse is also adorable. Every time I look at it, I find something new to love. I am CRAZY or the painted and stamped card. Have you taken painting classes or is this just a gift? I love this card SOOOO much--especially the fisherman with his telescope--what a special image--is it a stamp? Thanks, too, for your lovely note. Unfortunately we're already in the middle of a heat wave--90+ every day this week. I'm not a beachy person either; I won't swim in the ocean and the alternative is being sweaty in the sand ;+) Great to receive your art again, Bev!
Response: You need to send some of that sun our way! The lighthouse journal page is all stamps with watercolour and acrylics added. These are some of my fav stamps. I have not taken any painting classes but my Gran was an artist so perhaps it runs in the family... The embossing folder I used for the waves is a newer one I got about 5 months ago. I love it also but find I have to be careful about which cardstock I use as it can cut into it. Found gently misting the paper first helps. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: My dearest Bev, as always, I'm always so happy to receive your very artistic crafts. Love the ballerina! And yes, my niece wants to claim it for her "collection", now she's upset that I won't let her have it. (She'll get over it) I'm thankful to have you as my partner, but mostly as a dear friend across the miles. Thank you for the PC's,the flowers and the lovely tissue paper. Have a wonderful month of July & enjoy your Summer!
Response: So happy all arrived safely! Thanks for the heart! So far it has been a cooler summer than expected. We still hope for the sun to come...
Comment: Hi Bev! Thank you so very much for the lovely magpie ATC. Really, really pretty! Love all the little details and trinkets. Your home-made card is wonderful...thank you! As always I enjoy reading your letter. The issue paper is great and much appreciated. A very fabulous swap!
Response: So pleased you liked all! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love love love this card! Thank you so much for the tatted lace piece! I about squeaked with joy when it fell out of the envelope!! Ü I will be looking for books you recommended as well!
Response: I am pleased you liked all! I am enjoying the series and playing with it. I got very lucky at a flea market and snagged a bag full of the goodies. Washed and stored after. Sadly not many appreciate the work involved with the lovely lace. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, you have outdone yourself. This bird-book is glorious! All the beautiful touches--inside and out--are amazing. LOVE that lace, those tags, and that lovely envelope of the Marie Antoinette-ish lady holding the bird aloft! All the layering/collage work is inspred. You must have some amazing dies, Bev; I can't wait to dig in and use all that you sent! Such unique shapes and fantastic papers. You really spoil your swap partner, Bev, and I'm so glad it has been me lately! I'm so, so sorry to be rating late for your beautiful works of art. I had kidney stone surgery last Tuesday and before AND after, I was not feeling up to snuff. I'm on the mend now, though, and truly enjoying your art!
Response: Glad to hear you are on the mend. hope you are back to normal soon! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Cats and cats and cats! Bev, this is amazing! And don't worry about not being able to do 'cutesy.' You got it down PAT the first time around! Cats make me so happy. I just love all the embellishments and cat 'stuff.' I'm a few cats short of being a crazy cat lady but I am definitely CRAZY for cats! Thanks so much for always sending a lovely note!
Response: You have been catified! I had fun playing with that one. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi again Bev! Please forgive my late rating--the kidney stone surgery set me back about a week! Your tag is beautiful! In fact, Tim Holtz should use this as an example for his products! I get so excited now when I see your name on a piece of mail--it's like getting a letter from a friend. Thank you so much.
Comment: Bev, it's always such fun to get your swaps. Your art is always beautiful and your sweet note always brighten my day and make me feel connected to you. These pockets are bee-yoo-tee-ful! I love that you used the little hanging bead trim--I've never seen any that dainty; love that pink 'button', your crepe ruffle and all the pretty inking around the edges. Thanks, too, for the stamps! WOW! I can't believe how many you sent! I won't have to buy any postage this week ;+) Thanks for always being a great swap partner.
Response: You are too kind. Those were an interesting one to try. I wonder what they would look like with little book pages. Thanks for hosting all the fun swaps. Hope you are on the mend.
Comment: I was wondering who was going to be the lucky person to receive your Tag (I usually only check who I'm sending to), I'm so glad it was me! Thank you for such a beauty, and for all the details in it. As always, you are so creative and I'm so proud to add this to my Tag Collection.
Thank you for my extra lace, I'm already using it, and for the Halloween cut outs (love it)
See you next time. Cannot wait for the next swap idea!
Response: Thank you for the heart! I was inspired by the small sample of fabric and it just grew from there. I am the same with checking who my swap partner is. I like to be surprised.
Comment: I love, love what you made for me! You are extremely talented with your painting. Your hand must be incredibly steady. The detail on that sweet little guy was unbelievable! The other atc was just so sweet with the blue parakeet. I had a miniature parrot when we lived in Panama. He bit me one day and flew away. I felt horrible and my heart was broken. His name was Henry Arnold and he knew many words and did the cat call whistle. ( My mom is an incredibly patient animal trainer.) I now have a yellow budgie that will not come out of his cage. He bites but not hard. I've had him a year and since I don't work, I am with him all day. He is quite verbal, but nothing but birdy chirps and sounds. He has a huge cage, so his life isn't bad, but I will continue to be gentle and patient with him, maybe he will come out someday and play. Thank you for sharing your pet stories with me!
Response: Thanks for the kind words. I am better at painting than drawing. It hurts to hold a pen or pencil too long. I must hold the brush differently. Thank you also for the heart!
Comment: What a beautiful postcard!!! I like the same things about my self ,except number #1 I wish I were a more positive person ☺️
Response: Thanks for the heart! I got the postcard as a set from a small dollar store in my family's town. Learned quite a while back that unless we love ourselves it is hard to accept others love. Give yourself time and love!
Comment: Hi Bev, thank you so much for the darling bear ATC card. She is so cute! Love her beads, her veil and her crown. I always appreciate the time you take to write a nice letter and reading about what is going on with you. Thank you Bev.
Response: It was a lovely image though I have never seen a bear that was that gentile... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! Wow - I loved your index card! Your background is really nice and I love that you dry embossed it - I never thought of that! Beautiful colors and the mermaid stamp is great - I can't even tell where you had to touch it up. And I love all the Halloween images you sent me - thank you so much for those and for another great swap! Laurie
Response: So glad all arrived and you like it. Was a nice change from the usual ATCs. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love your tags - they're gorgeous and put mine to shame. We've had a year of odd weather - much cooler than usual. I print or type all my letters, because my writing is illegible. I think it's a rebellion against Sister Vincent, an ancient crotchety nun, who tried to teach me Spencerian penmanship for 3 years. Happy swapping!
Response: Thanks! Don't be so hard on yourself! We all have our own way of doing things. Thanks for the hearty!
Comment: Love the family collage on the front and the bonus tiger on the back. Opened it very carefully so I can preserve/display it for inspiration! Your note was really nice - I am always interested in how people create their art. Thank you also for the wonderful papers, ribbons & those lovely dragonflies - I feel so spoiled with such a wonderful swap! :)
Response: So happy all arrived safely! Was a fun one to do.
Comment: Hi again Bev! Your latest VJP creative collage is just beautiful! And I love how you send me all the details about how you put it together. And I'm so impressed with your handmade tatting - something like that must take forever to make. So many pretty elements and I love the soft color palette. Just beautiful! And thank you for the decoupage papers as well - I'll have fun making something with those! Cheers, Laurie
Response: Always a pleasure to swap with you! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh, Bev! This flip book is absolutely wonderful. Love the color combinations and I like the older illustrations too! You included such wonderful goodies-tags-tickets-oh my! And the extra greeting card included is very nice and especially loved the nice letter you wrote and all the great reading you have done. I belong to a book club where we read what we want-talk about them and then pass them around for others to read. I will take note of the series you talked about! Always looking for a new good read. Thanks for sharing and Happy Swapping to you,TOO!
Response: I was pleased with how it came out. Have been gathering free printable Alice themed items over the last two years so I could play in these sort of themes. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: My dear friend, thank you for my fashionable ATC with wings, and for the extra prints, I'll be using them on a fashion page that I'm creating for a scrapbook. Let's embrace every day, it's a blessing after all. Even if some people think of us as invisible....God knows what he is doing after all.
Thank you for your lovely note as always.
Have a great month of June.
Response: You had mentioned you liked them in your profile. My dear lady, I am at an age and history that every day is a gift and I can't wait to open it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I do love lavender, from the fragrance to the color, and this ARTC is a beautiful homage to lavenderness (pretty sure I made up that word!). Thank you so much for making such a beautiful ATC, and for sharing the lacy die cuts,..oh, I can't wait to use them!
Response: I love purple period. You should have seen my room as a young teen...dark purple shag carpet... Always glad to share what I have, heaven knows I have enough of it now. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev!! Your postage stamp people VJP is awesome! I love that you made a whole family on your page and even had a dog with a postage stamp head of a cat! So clever!! And love the Halloween washi tape and the other goodies you included - they shall all be used! It's always fun to get extras as we all seem to have a lot of craft stuff to spare but ti's always different than what everyone else has! Thanks for another fun swap! Laurie
Response: It was an interesting one to do as I had limited stamps to use. So pleased all arrived safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love the buttons - thank you. And thank you for your nice note and the pretty doily. If you want to get hooked on Korean dramas try 'Goblin" - it's fantasy, the 2 male leads have great chemistry and it's charming and funny.
Response: So pleased they arrived safely. They were such fun to make. I just kept going and going. Sort of like chips and cats... Can't have just one. Will have to check that show out, I do not watch a lot of TV. We do have one multiculteral station that shows the international shows. Thanks for the suggestion. Also thanks for the heart!
Comment: Another Bev's Beauty! I love the image you used--the can-can girl is neat! And I did recognize the nod to Austin Powers with her little finger-to-the-lip ;+) Thanks, also, for all those beautiful filigrees and the AMAZING notecard! You should sell your notecards, Bev; they're amazing. Thank you so much for making this such a fun swap.
Response: You are so kind! I just like to play with the cards. I am still a work in progress... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, your paper clips are just beautiful (far more lovely than the ones I created ;+) LOVE the little vintage flower theme and those lovely red embellishments really set off the print. Thanks, too, for sending me the rest of the sheet--what a treat! As always, I loved your note. Winter is DEFINITELY over here, too; in fact, the temperatures this coming week will be 85 degrees PLUS each day! You're such a wonderful partner;+)
Response: We now have spring though it is starting to feel a little like summer these last few days! So pleased they arrived safely and you like them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, these pages are just marvelous! You were so generous! The variety of book pages and napkins has sparked all kinds of ideas! And you're my model, since I haven't done mine yet! Loved your note...glad things are looking good!
Comment: WOW! Your buttons turned out so pretty! The one with the gear is very nice but they all are. I really like the shine from the pearl-ex and perfect pearls. I'm glad you made the small butterfly ones, I thought of that but didn't make them. I like them a lot. Also like the card you sent them in and your nice friendly letter.
Response: I had a lot of fun making them. I may try different dies next time. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the nice note, and beautiful variety of pages! I love the bookpapers you used, and napkins. I don't know if you have Tuesday Morning stores in Canada, but they sell loads of napkins that are reasonably priced. Thanks again!
Response: Sadly the only place that has napkins is the local $ store or my grocery store and the pickings are slim...Wish we had the selection of stores you do have. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful MAIL ART! The painting of the sphinx kitty is so expressive! I would not want to have to wash a kitty either! It is hard enough to get mine to be still enough to brush! We are in early spring. My apple tree is blossoming! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: When I saw this image I knew I had to paint it. Thanks for the heart! We are almost at summer temps and sadly a lot of flooding issues in our region. I am not in the danger zone but sure feel for all those who are.
Comment: Hi Bev, Sorry to hear of the fire and related issues you've had to deal with! I'm back after a bad divorce and affair. Thank goodness we have our creative outlet and swap friends! The birdhouse ids gorgeous! Thank you so much. I haven't made one of these yet, so you are an inspiration to me! Hugs!
Response: Yes, life can sure throw us some major glitches but all we can do is dust ourselves off and move forward. Hope your future is to be happier! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This bird collage is beautiful! So many great layers! Love the book pages on it! You did a wonderful job on this! Thank you for the neat book pages, vintage book pages are becoming one of my favorites! I can't wait to use them!
Response: You are more than welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dearest Bev, I feel so lucky that your tag it's mine, it's so beautiful. Great image and decorations. . Also, thank you for the wonderful extras. I'm using the bookmark in my devotional, if you get a chance, share with me some pictures of your "stuffies", if it looks like the card you'd sent me, it's hilarious.!
Thank you so much my dear.
Many blessings to you and yours.
Response: Thank you and thanks for the heart! I loved making that one. I do not have a camera at this point nor does my phone so I can not make photos of anything. I loved the cards and my creatures are actually crazier. I am hoping they will sell well at the spring sale next weekend.
Comment: Oh, my friend Bev...you really went above and beyond for this swap! I love the purpley/lavenderish beauty of the flip book, and applaud the 'wallet style'...now i can't rest until I make a version of it! And (be still my heart)...those gorgeous vintage tatting and lace pieces...I stalk certain eGay sellers who offer these precious pieces of yesterday. I am grateful for every bit you've sent my way (these are not the first), and I use them frequently in my artwork. You are a wonderful swap partner! ETA: eBAY!!!
Response: Wish I could find the one video I used but I watched so many on YouTube...I really liked the style. Will have to play with a few more. Am glad you are finding uses for the lace I sent. I buy it when I see it. Just got a bag of crochet butterflies. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, it's beautiful! All the colors & snippets you chose work so nicely together. I'm so fond of those teacups on pink and the rose papers. I know it is destined to become a journal cover that I keep for myself ;+) Thanks, also for the Cigar Box papers! The prints are amazing and I love that aqua/turquoise color. As always, your note was much appreciated. I love sharing a bit of your day with me. I would love to see your odd little stuffies! (I wish I could knit ;+() Hope your sale is a smashing success! I'm 61 as well ;+)
Response: The teacups were from a napkin I decoupaged. Sadly I have never been able to find anymore of the same. I ended up finding I had enough scraps I could have made at least 10 more, lol! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love love LOVE the darling journal page you made! That tag with the tea cup and birds is so sweet! The image of the lady drinking her tea and all the great embellishment make it prefect! So many great layers! The paper on the back is beautiful! And let's talk about that darling card you made to go with it.... So stinking cute! Thank you for the amazing journal page and wonderful extras!
Response: You are so kind. I had such fun with this even though the only tea I drink is herbal. So glad you liked all of this. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: what a very special swap...the card was wonderful ...you are quite the creative person...the atc is just excellent...loved the vines...perfect 3-d setting...but the fact you put together a wonderful swap really makes me a lucky partner...thank you very much...
Response: You are so kind! Thanks for the heart! I enjoyed making it so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful sending :)! First of all, the ATC is so lovely and neatly made with cool charms on it. Love also the vintage feel! And your letter is also lovely and the font you´ve used is so beautiful. I think my computer doesn´t have that... I also appreciate the bits and pieces, especially the coins as they are so hard to get here. Thanks for making my day :)!
Response: So pleased all arrived safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, Everything about this swap was delightful! The envie was just adorable, as was the card and Iove how they both followed the theme. Did you decopage Little Miss Sweet Pea? And your cuts are just amazing! Add the cherry on the sundae with a lovely, heart felt letter and it is one of the nicest swaps I have received. Thank you so much for everything!!! I love it all! Sue
Response: Thanks for the heart! I layered a lot of the card and used Glossy Accents on the little Miss Sweet Pea. This is the site I found the envelope on: https://wingsofwhimsy.wordpress.com/ She has such cute stuff.
Comment: Bev, you are so talented! I received not one, but TWO of your lovely creations--one of which was actually painted! You can PAINT, girlfriend! I was so impressed, Bev. Thank you so much for these 2 beauties. I'm still in awe of that painted squirrel ;+) Thanks, too, for your lovely signature note. I look forward to reading your notes as much as the swap!
Response: Thank you are so kind! I had fun with this one. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I absolutely love the ATC you made! Gosh, so many wonderful things to look at! So many neat elements! Where did you get that woman's face and flowers that match? And that neat metal flower steam? Love everything about this! Thank you so much for all the amazing extras, can't wait to use them.
Response: The whole card with the lady's face is an actual button card. I just layered the face and flowers by printing an extra and fussy cutting it. The rose stem is from a local store. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear Bev: Your birdhouse is amazing! I love it and all the elements you used. The shiny gold birds are the best! And thank you for the sweet bird card you made and for the beautiful butterfly trims - I see that you cut one loose and used it on the corner of the birdhouse - perfect touch. And most of all thanks for your lovely letter. It was so nice of you to take the time to fill me in on your doings. I've been retired a few years now and often wonder how I ever found the time to work!! Cheers, Laurie
Response: It was a fun change from making ATCs. Thanks for the heart! I am finding myself much busier than expected since retiring. Am enjoying my play time now.
Comment: Dearest Bev, I just finished opening your mail, thank you for my great Gothic Arch ATC. Love everything about it.
Thank you for the monthly gems. So helpful to follow up...
Have a great week my dear.
Response: Wow, that was fast! Glad the second arrived safely! Now you have no excuse not to finish the set, lol!
Comment: Wow lovely lovely swap tag is perfect hanging in my craftroom.now.Thoughtful i love the dainty extras and especially the letter and birthday card.i was out of address labels so.perfect thankyou
Response: So happy all arrived safely! Hope you have a lovely birthday! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Another envelope full of gorgeousness from my friend Bev...it is always a happy day to receive something from you! I do love the vintage bunny images (they remind me of my childhood), and of course your journal page is lovely, and a wonderful addition to my collection. Thank you for always being the BEST swap partner!
Response: I am loving making these journal pages. A nice change from the ATCs. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This journal page melts my heart! Oh I love it so much! It reminds me of taking my sweet old dog to dog beach when I lived in San Diego! He's now in heaven running along the cost as a young handsome dog! The background is gorgeous! Then add the layers of the cut out and doily! And topped off with that darling crab charm and beautiful flowers! Thank you for a wonderful swap and great extras!!! I will cherish it forever!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I love being by the water. It is such a part of me, that is why that image was perfect.
Comment: What a wonderful ATC! I was so happy to see your name on the envelope. It has been quite awhile since we swapped. Loved, loved your letter and the card. And those decoupage were very cool. Thank you for a wonderful swap and hearing what has been going on with you. AND congrats on your retirement..isn’t it great?
Response: What can I say...Loving every minute of it. Busier than I expected but with things of my own choosing. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this bunny is ADORABLE! Thank you for the tip about the photo-editing program. Wonderful use of die-cuts (those flowers are so nice). Thanks, also, for your amazing 'signature' note (I remember Ellie Mae!) Your extras were truly just as nice as the subject of the swap--they should have had their OWN swap! Love the butterflies and the paper is gorgeous. Thank you, Bev, for everything.
Response: Thank you for all the swaps you host! I am enjoying this series.
Comment: Bev, I LOVED your HMPC for this swap. It truly made me laugh out loud... Great job :)
Response: Having cleaned up after pigs on my Grandma's farm eons ago, I could not imagine what pig " splat" could do to you instead of bird "splat". Thus the card...Thanks for the heart! Love it when I hear I made someone laugh! Thanks!
Comment: Another beauty from my friend Bev! I don't know why, but it always feels wonderful to receive the item that was used for the swap description, and this tag is even prettier in real life than in the photograph, if that's even possible. Thank you for the beautiful artwork, for the gorgeous lace bookmark, and for the well wishes, which I sorely need at the moment. You are, quite simply, wonderful.
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words as always. I am enjoying making these tags. As I told my husband when he commented on the " journey" I took, told him I needed a new travel agent! Pina coladas are on me ( virgin that is) ! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love the beautiful tag you made. Birds and Paris together is perfect! Love all the wonderful layers. I love the way you cute the top, so cute! I also love making the tags! Thank you for all the wonderful extras!
Response: So please it arrived safely and you liked it. The tag was from a tag die set I bought a while back. I just loved the shape of it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Auntie Bev, loved your postcard. As usual it is beautiful and perfect. You are a talented artist with a dab hand. The lobster is particularly fantastic. Spring is indeed on my way. Send me as much animal dung as you like, my garden needs a bit more avec!
Response: Watching all the news lately it appears there is an abundance of bovine scat available these days! Long live the lobster!.Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you, Bev for the beautiful Easter ATC. It’s amazing & I love it. I’m happy to have this beauty in my collection of “Do Not Trade” ATCs. Thank you also for the pretty added Springy flowers and butterflies, they will be used. I’ll be thinking of you this Easter.
Response: Thank you for the heart and very kind comments! So happy you liked it!
Comment: Bev, I'm in love with your take on the deer ATC--I'm crazy for anthropomorphic illustrations of any kind. Love the glitter you placed on the ribbon as well (and thank you for sharing). I always look forward to opening your swaps! Your hand crafted notecards are wonderful and I love your personal notes! So happy that your building will soon be resurrected. I'll bet you will enjoy your first 'retired' spring! Lots more time to stop and enjoy!
Response: Retirement rocks! Thanks as always for your kind words. I enjoy our swaps so much!
Comment: Hi Bev! I did love your lady in green! Lots of incredible details (love the hearts around the top edge SO much). Thanks, also, for all the neat little bits you sent for me to use in my own creations--I must try tea-dyeing fabric--I've only done paper. It really gives the lace piece a 'real' vintage look. I always love to receive your swaps; thanks for always being a great partner.
Response: So pleased all arrived safely! Thanks for the heart! I found that I ended up using ink spray for the lace as the acrylic lace did not hold the stain well.
Comment: I cannot believe how much work you put into this journal!!! (I can't call it a "junk" journal - it's just too beautiful!) And you know I love steampunk!!! The cover and back are just gorgeous! Love the coloring technique and all the different parts! So many amazing pages and beautiful touches of lace! I know I will enjoy using this journal Thank you so much for this wonderful creative masterpiece!
Response: I also love Steampunk! Can you tell? As you can see I had a lot of fun with it. I was worried that it might be too big in thickness. I did like how the binding worked as you can add or take out the signatures just by using the tapes. I will have to make one for myself now! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you for such a beautiful Valentine ATC. I love it! The little bird is so sweet. I love the doily and the gold bird trim. Thank you also for the lovely homemade Valentine card...beautiful!
Response: I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Just a stunning example of "Asian Flair"...like you, I adore Asian art, the beautiful papers, and all sorts of beautiful embellishments. And you sent so many of them with this ATC...I am so envious of your Japanese dollar store! There was a wonderful Japanese grocery store in Portland that had a big selection of dolls, origami papers, ceramic pieces, and so forth. However, it was purchased by a cannabis store, which no doubt does 100 times the amount of business on any given day. You are a truly wonderful swap partner and long-distance friend, Bev. And that is from my heart.
Response: So pleased all arrived safely. We have a huge Asian population here so there is always a demand for it. The new place in Richmond was super crazy busy when we went there. So much fun crafty stuff. I want to go back there soon!
Comment: Thank you Bev for the pretty January Gothic arch. I love this image and the way you embellishmented is gorgeous! Love all the gems around the edge. Thank you for the great extras ... I appreciate them. Always great to have you as a swap partner!
Comment: I love your sweet fox, Bev! I saw it on your Flickr page but didn't know it was to be mine! And thank you for the fox notecard and Tim Holtz goodies! When we lived in Colorado we saw foxes occasionally but haven't seen them here in western Oregon, probably too many people! Thank you again for a great swap!
Response: So pleased you liked my little critter! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dearest Bev, thank you so much for such a great ATC!. I'm not very good at mixed media, but I tend to force myself to do the best I can (that's all I can do) I so agree with you...Laugh In it was such a great show. I got a set for my mom last year and I got hooked! So, so funny! I'll check out your Flicker account, you do wonderful work. I hope that you'll enjoy your "new" condo soon. My Flicker is: Lee Iniga, I have my ATC's but not my journals yet...working on it. Have a great weekend! and thanks for the extras.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I find I often do my best work if I do not overthink it.
Comment: What a beautiful heart, Bev! I love the image - beautiful red hair and an owl!!! The painted embossed hearts do look like hammered metal, love that color of gold! The faux gems look perfect on the flowers and how clever to have colored the flowers to match the red paper! I'm putting the heart on my little lighted branch/tree (just as soon as I get the Christmas stuff off of it!!). Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!
Response: So pleased you like it. I was not wanting to let it go...Thanks for the heart!
Comment: You did an amazing job on this ATC! I love the mix media background you did. And that lace on the top is perfect! Thank you for being a wonderful swap partner! And thank you for the wonderful extras! The extra mix media ATC is so neat!
Response: You are more than welcome! I had fun making it. Feel free to use the extra as a future background. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: LOVE the darling ATC you made! The affect of the snow around it just brings it all together. I also love Jays! We feed them peanuts and as soon as I walk out with the bag they start coming around. Hope you had a great New Year! Sorry for the late rating, a lot going on around here.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Hope you are on the mend!
Comment: I wish I could give 100 hearts...this flip book is spectacular. I love your attention to every detail...the way you fill those pockets UP with sweet extras...all the various and sundry winter images and embellishments that make this book so special. I simply love being your swap partner!
Response: So happy you liked it. I do enjoy making these little books. So much fun! I have been spending way too much time on Pinterest!
Comment: What a lovely winter'y' swap you sent me! I love all the items you included in the package! The maps are amazing and the embossed silver papers are just magnificent! And of course, all the die cuts and the stencils will be used a LOT! You know, some snowflakes jumped out of their package, so, the whole PVC bag seemed like a bigger pocket letter, it was sweet to open it!!! Your letter was touching as well. I wish you the best in your new home, enjoy the 'gift' and remember that from something awful always comes something great. Hugs Bev!!! â™¥ Ps... I just realize I owe you coffee. Will work on that! *** Edit: I absolutely adore your envelope!! I loved the way you worked 2 themes and the ones you chose! Thank you so much for so beautiful and happy mail!!!
Response: So happy all arrived safely! It was fun to put together. I like to do "happy" stuff! Sort of like Christmas but better as it is good for any time of the year. You know me, do love my coffee!
Comment: Thank you so very much Bev for such a beautiful card. One of my favourite flowers are snowdrops. Our snowdrops flower during Winter in Sydney. I have some, they remind me of my grandmother as they used to grow in her garden too. Thank you as well for the extras â¤ï¸ I really hope your condo gets sorted very soon. Canâ€™t believe itâ€™s taking so long. ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
Response: Thanks for the heart! Such is life in our fair city. Everyone wants to live here so the development has been crazy. Whole blocks of war-time homes are being cleared for development.
Comment: It's no secret--I LOVE receiving your swaps! Bev, this whole package is simply amazing. You actually created a winter wonderland card! It's beautiful! I'm so in awe of folks who can create greeting cards. I LOVE the embossed and glittered papers and the sweet little snowflakes and gems and I haven't even gotten around to the actual ATC! Of course it is gorgeous--no surprise there. . . those little icicles are the BOMB! Thanks as always for including a lovely note along with the swap. Congratulations on your 30-year anniversary! And I must ask . . . how is retirement? Thank you for an amazing swap experience, Bev.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and heart! Those icicles are fun aren't they? I have never seen them other than the sewing/craft store I go to in Vancouver. Retirement is busier than I thought it would be! I am enjoying it a lot!
Comment: Oh Bev, one heart is not nearly enough for your detailed and artistic PC. I have made some gelli plate papers, so I really appreciate that aspect as well as the frog going for his lunch! Big hugs!
Response: You are so kind! I was so pleased at how the gelli print came out. Half the time they just don't come out as pretty as that one did. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful ATC, it is fabulous! I love all the details, you really nailed it! Thank you too for the thoughtful note and beautiful card and envelope. All around wonderful swap, it put a big huge smile on my face to find it in my mailbox today!
Response: So happy all arrived safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I agree about the Swapbot "matchmaker" system...I get the same two ladies time after time (good thing we love each other's work!), sending AND receiving! But it's a win for me when I receive an envelope from you, Bev...and this beauty is no exception. This is a mix of some very, very lovely images and materials (I am in love with the wee pink and blue sparkles!)...and thank you so much for sharing your embellishments with me!
Response: You are more than welcome! I am yet again matched with you for another swap soon to be winging it's way to you! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Auntie Bev, I waited and waited for the day that I needed the joy that came from opening your letter -- I was not disappointed! Congratulations on hanging up the nappies and here's wishing you and Uncle Stefen much joy and distraction as you wait for Twoflower to hurry up with that construction. I hear that housing in your city is in great demand these days. Hope that you got your share of pork pies and can't wait to hear about the turn-around this year -- should be a good one unless the Gods start playing games again. I'm keeping my eye on Offler for you! Love, your niece on the plains.
Response: We are hoping for a meeting in the new year, it may involve pitchforks and loud voices. I am happy to hear you are well. Thanks for the kind thoughts and heart!
Comment: I am so NOT getting tired of receiving art from you, dear Bev...I love both of the beautiful red and gold Gothic arch ATCs, and was fascinated by the story of your Spanish adventures. I have loved the Flamenco since I was a teenager, and your description (passion and pain) is very apt. Thank you also for the darling kitty Christmas ATC...I'm adding it to a wreath I'm making for next year!
Response: Thank you as always for your kind words and heart! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Comment: Oh how I love this gorgeous tag! The fabulous details...doilies and beautiful lace...the best Santa image EVER...and that lovely vintage ribbon trim (with more for meeee!)! You are a dream swap partner, dear Bev. I hope you and your DH have a wonderful Christmas season, and that 2018 is your best year ever...maybe you will be moving into a brand new condo!
Response: You do gush poetic! Thanks for the heart! Hope you have a safe and peaceful Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Years!
Comment: Bev, I also fell for the snowy owl! I love the whole lovely package...background techniques are lovely (and inspiring!). The card is gorgeous, and thanks especially for your letter. I hear retirement can be quite nice and I hope to find out myself next year! Best wishes to you.
Response: When I saw the image it just all came together. As you can tell, I now have time to play! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, I just adore your work!! This angel tag is so beautiful and creative! I love the image and the background - thanks for the info, I'll have to try that technique! (and thank you for no large fake bling! Lol!) The card you made is so beautiful as well - I want to keep it but I know my older sister would just love it! (I'll tell her my good friend from Canada made it!) And thank you for the atc background papers altho I may just add a stiff backing and add them to my atc collection because they are so beautiful by themselves! What an amazing swap! Love your letter, too, and I enjoy T. Huff and T. Pratchett also - will check out Kage Baker -haven't run across him! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Response: So pleased you liked everything! Ah, perhaps we need another Angel tag swap...
Kage Baker is a woman, sadly she died of ovarian cancer a few years back. I loved her series.
Comment: Wow, what a great swap.Your Hogfather card was amazing, and I liked all of the artistamps you included on the envelope. In fact, one of them has inspired me to carve an enlarged version (for my swap since I haven't created it yet!). Many thanks also for the Hogswatch newsletter and recipe.
Response: So happy you liked all! I do an "Auntie" Bev letter every year I have participated in the swap. I take what I have happening in my life and do a Diskworld take on it! May you have a glut of sausages and meat pies!
Comment: Thank you very much. I love the card you made. It is very beautiful and I will be keeping it with my Christmas things. Thank you for the note. Enjoy your retirement and have a great celebration for New Years and your anniversary.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Have a lovely Christmas. Happy, safe and prosperous New Year!
Comment: Oh Bev...BOTH (yes, both!) ATCs are simply adorable. There's something about Ms. Sheep's expression...I simply can't pick a favorite! Thank you for the glorious extras, too...you are just a wonderful swap partner.
Response: Thanks for the heart! They were such fun to make. Even though I do like the cat I made, the sheep is my fave. As you said, there was something about her expression.
Comment: Thank you so much Bev for the cute dog Christmas Arch. I just love it. You are so sweet to have been able to find something that even had my favourite Cavalier on it. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and hoping that next year gets you back into your house. All the very best from a very hot Downunder Ros ðŸŽ„â¤ï¸
Response: Thanks for the heart! It was such a fun looking image to use. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you so very much Bev I just love your ATC. Itâ€™s so pretty. Thank you as well for all the very beautiful backgrounds you made. Iâ€™ll love using them ðŸ’•.
I will actually be in your part of the world in June next year. Sadly only have one day in Vancouver itself. But Iâ€™m so excited to be getting to see Canada and Alaska for the very first time.
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. Ros
Response: Wow! Can not believe you got it that fast! Thanks for the heart! I hope you have a lovely trip to our busy city. I will warn you though, bring an umbrella as June can be wet and wild. A very Merry Christmas to you as well! May you have a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
Comment: What an amazing parcel you sent me. Seriously spolied over here!!! Thank you so much for everything: gloves, rhinestones, bookmarks, notebook, notecard and chatting letter. Oh an the Sharpies :) I have soft spot for those...You are the best!
Response: So happy all arrived safely! Thanks for the heart! It was fun to do!
Comment: Are you kidding me?!? I love this swap! This card is so beyond cool!! Love the fluffy flamingo! The song the wallpaper the poster the pink glasses the lace the perfect pink stitches!! The perfect (for me ) card... also the extra papers and especially that cool note! Great swap ... thank you thank you
Response: So pleased you like it! I had fun with that one, can you tell? Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh. My. Goodness! Bev, your fairy flip book is truly magical. There is so much muchness here! I am still finding things...sweet little details...fabulous tuck-ins... Just the best flip book ever! Thank you so much for always sending something truly special, and for the most wonderful extras included. You are a swapping treasure!
Response: As always you are too kind. My flipbooks are still a work in progess. Now that I am soon to retire I am hoping to have more time to play and try new things..Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for the wonderful sunflower swap. I love the atc card...very pretty! The brown ribbon sets it off perfectly. Your homemade card is gorgeous Bev! I am always in awe of the cards you make. Thank you for the extras and as always I enjoy reading your nice letter. Very nice swap!
Response: So happy all arrived safely. Have had a few cards go astray this last month. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: These are absolutely stunning, both of them! Thank you so much! Of course, the steampunk owl is my favorite. :-) I really appreciate you making it just for me. I hope we get to swap again! Love the letter, too!
Response: What can I say, Steampunk is my fav also. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Beautiful ATC--just like all of Bev's other ATC's! Love your autumn colors, Bev, and all the beautiful embellishments. You're one of my favorite artists here on the 'bot. Thank you for another lovely creation.
Comment: Absolutely adorable! The sweet little girl with her kitty...the lovely heart and clock...just exactly what I've come to expect from you, dear Bev. Thank you so much for putting so much love into your artwork. ETA: you know you didn't have to make a replacement, but (selfishly) I'm happy that you did! It's just as cool as the first one that I saw on Flickr. Thank you, dear Bev...thank you so much!
Response: You , as always, are so generous! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh wow Bev you are amazing you sent me two gorgeous atcs! You did a beautiful job, they are both very different but so very cool, I love them both, I like how you made the silver look like metal and I have to find those nail charms, what a perfect detail. Thank you Bev you are so talented and I am so pleased to have these in my collection. ðŸ’•ðŸ˜ŠðŸ‘ðŸ’•ðŸ‘
Response: Thanks for the heart! I had such fun making both of them. Could not resist the Steampunk look.
Comment: Thank you very much, Bev, for the gorgeous BEE ATC! I had to look a second time to actually see the stamp as it all blended together so well....thanks also for the matching card. They are both beautiful!!â¤ï¸
Response: When I got the stamp I knew what I wanted to do with it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Darling frog and flowers! I love it! She's so cute dancing in the flowers! And love the extra one too, beautiful colors! And that's exactly what they look like in the flowers! Thank you for the wonderful swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart! I enjoyed making the painted one.
Comment: Oh WOW!!! You sent two tags? I am so very pleased to receive them. I love them both, you did a lot of work on these. The stencil backgrounds are so cool, especially the trees, the black one looks just like a raven should be sitting in there. How did you make that perfect black raven, I have never seen that technique before, it really stands out on the tag? I haven't seen the Vikings show yet but I really like the image, Odin. The owl die cuts are adiorable with their cute expressions. I agree you made wonderful choices and I am so proud to have these in my collection. I really enjoyed reading your letter, Bev and thank you so much for this amazing swap! ðŸ’•ðŸŽƒðŸ’•ðŸ‘»ðŸ’•
Response: I had such fun making them! Could not decide which one to make so made two. So pleased you enjoyed getting them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This is a wonderful swap, The atc is great and so is the card you made to go with it. Enjoyed your letter. I didn't wear glasses when I was young but had a pair of those cats-eye with rhinestones sunglasses. I still love bling but don't usually wear it.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I do enjoy playing with the theme.
Comment: Thank you for the very wonderful postcard-it is truly great! My mailwoman, who is also a paper crafter, came to my door to tell me how much she liked it. I get alot of crafty mail and this is the first time she has done this. I wish I could give you a hundred hearts. Happy Halloween.
Response: I love doing the witches for Halloween. This one just all seemed to come together for me. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely atc! I especially like the text for the trees. Thanks also for the painted atc backgrounds, I like seeing how other people do them. Last but not least thank you for the letter. Hope your house repair will be resolved soon. That must be so difficult.
Response: Still waiting on the final verdict for condo building. Patience seems to be a virtue I am practising but not well..... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Well, these are BOTH stunning...as usual! I love the differences, and keep finding little details that I'd missed previously. You are a very gifted (and generous) artist, and it is such a pleasure to see your name as my swap partner!
Response: Always a pleasure to sent a swap to you! i have such fun making them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: First your personal letter makes the swap so special. I need to do that more. Second, I adore the bird die cuts. Third I really appreciate the Zebra address labels. Fourth, I was looking on ebay and trying to decide if I wanted to buy that cat stamp set that you used on the envelope. Oh yes, I see they are purr-fect. And Fifth what the swap was really all about, is WOW your cat cards are so awesome, and like you said you used a diverse technique on each one. I do love them.
Response: So pleased that all arrived so quickly. I try to check a partner's profile and play with that. And what can I say, I love cats...
Thanks for the heart and happy swapping!
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for the lovely swap. From the handmade card, the mini petunia envelope the sweet extras and of course the gorgeous humming atc card...so pretty. where in the world did you get that petunia paper? So pretty. I love the use of glossy accents to add dimension. Thank you so much!
Response: I got the paper from Nearestore. It is digital paper I printed. The price was very reasonable. She also has the Far Far Hill site with all the freebies.Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I'm never tired of getting swaps from you! Your one of my favorites! Again another wonderful swaps, the darling envelope to the cute envie the ATC was in, all so cute and all matches! And the ATC is beautiful. I love all the techniques you used! That birdcage as the women's dress is so darling! Thank you for the wonderful extras, can't wait to use those rose embellishments!
Response: Thanks for the lovely comments! I did see the image of the lady done before and liked it so much I did it using the images I found on Pinterest. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: The flipbook is Incredible Bev!! It's hard to believe that you used paper because it feels so much like suede leather and then you stitched it! I love the feel of it and all vintage images and tuck ins you used. I especially love those paper clips. Would you share what you finished them with to get that texture? Then you put it all inside a wood cigar box (love them) and some awesome filigree and lace. Thanks so much for a fantastic swap, I will treasure it! :)
Response: I have been working on trying some new tricks. I loved how this came out with the leather look. At this moment I have a glut of boxes with a client giving me all of his. Seemed like a great way to mail it safely. So pleased you liked all! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thanks for the TWO ATCs for bathing beauties Swap! I remember wearing those plain caps that supposedly kept your hair dry---or NOT! It was an especially big problem when we had the swimming section for girl's PE in high school because none of us wanted to ruin our hair in the beginning or mid-day class periods!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks also for the little extras that are Graphic 45! This was a great swap,including the beautiful sea shell themed notecard. I love the saying on the card!
Response: So happy you liked all! I had a hard time finding an image I wanted to use then finally found two. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! This is such a beautiful GA! I, too, liked this theme and you have executed it so well - beautiful colors and image and I love the string of roses going around the edge. Thank you also for the extras you sent - I shall save the Marie card for someone special! Laurie
Response: We must do more swaps with this theme. It is such fun to go over the top...Thanks for the heart!
Response: I think I watched too much Addams Family or else I have a very wicked mind indeed lurking behind this soft and smiling lady veneer...I also posted a postcard so stay tuned for part two...This theme really clicked for me.
Comment: I love the thought that you put into these ATC's; they are at once adorable and a bit intimidating. Reminds me of Discworld. Thanks so much, and thanks for the story and book recommendation as well :)
Response: So pleased you enjoyed them. I had fun channelling my inner bad babysitter...Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh no, Bev, is that a fact? I wish all of you All the Best. I almost cried. I hope you are all regaining normalcy & peace. thanks for the cute Artichoke. & thanks for the very generous & so specific extras ... I love You!
Response: Sadly that is the case. One must look forward and on the plus side I will have all new everything when my new condo is built. I am so pleased all arrived safely and you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love getting art from you, always so amazing! I love the collage you made, so many great layers. And of course a dog... winner winner!! Thank your for the beautiful flowers, cat wait to use them!
Response: So pleased you liked all! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hello Bev, I got your beautiful card today! Thank you very much for choosing this theme from my preferences as it got to be the most beautiful & meaningful handmade card I've ever got! Thanks again and I wish you much patience and compassion in all the spheres you need it :) Katrin
Response: I can not believe how fast you got it! As that theme was top of the list it and it is something I have daily in my life it was a nice one for me to do. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for the wonderful atc card...I do believe this is one of the most beautiful cards that I have ever received. Really pretty. Love the stamped bird image. Thank you also for the sweet little extras.
Response: I love the colours. So pleased you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: My package of 31 ATCs arrived today!! Now comes the long wait until October 1st to start opening them. I love the envelopes you made for them. Thank you.
Response: Am happy all arrived safely! I had fun with the envies. Feel free to do a salvage operation once they are opened! If you want to peek I have them posted on my Flickr account... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear Bev, First of all thank you for your wonderful letter. It's so nice you took the time to write and let me know what you are up to! And your BBB ATC is adorable! The flowers look great so all your hard work was worth it! I love the image as well and anything with butterflies! Thanks for a really fun swap! Cheers, Laurie
Response: What can I say...I am a chatty sort of gal! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, these big hair atc cards are so cute and funny! Love the card you sent them in...so funny! I always appreciate the extra time you take to make a matching theme card and the nice letter. Thank you...very nice swap.
Response: I found the image of the large card and had to add it in. Just thought it was crazy! It was a fun swap to do. Made me think of the Huge boat hair Marie had. What goes around seems to come around. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is a stunning ATC! I love the window effect...the pretty robin...and the "crabapple blossoms" perfume ad made me think of the crabapple jelly my mother used to make, back in the day! You hit a home run with this beauty, my dear!
Response: I did like the way that one took shape. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This is the 2nd time to try to rate this... Oh my goodness this is one of the BEST postcards EVER..... I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT thank you Bev so VERY VERY much....so sorry the first rating did not stick.... hope this one will.....
Response: Have had the same problem in the past myself. So happy you liked it. It was fun to do!
Comment: I finally got my Flickr link working, yay.
OH WOW!!!! I love these rolos! Thank you Ms Bev for not just one but TWO rolos!!! The vintage lady is so beautiful, the details are so perfect with the gold fan and butterfly. Where did you get the tiny pink embellishments, I need to get some of those? I can't believe you made two rolos, thank YOU so much!! The motorcycle rolo is georgeous, I love it!! You did such an amazing job on this card as well. I have never seen such a cool stamp and the girls with the pink heels is so adorable. I showed this too my husband and he loved it as well. I love the map background you used along with the vintage ephemera on top. You made my day Bev! I enjoyed reading your lovely letter and thanks for letting me know where you got the stamp. My grandson is doing great, he is over a year now and he is walking all over the place thank you for asking. You deserve a lot of hearts, these rolos will go on display on my craft desk. ðŸ’–ðŸ˜ŠðŸŒŸðŸ‘ðŸ†’ðŸ’•
Response: The tiny pink ones are from another swap someone sent me. I believe they are for shaker cards. I have seen them on Blitsy. I also have found the tiny elements they use for nail art useful. When I read your profile I just could not resist. So pleased they made you smile! Did you notice the little Harley Davidson stamp? ; )
Comment: Oh my goodness!!!! Your magical chicken flip book arrived today. I am just speechless. You did such an amazing job on it that we made a video of me opening it. :D Extra hearts <3 <3 <3 WOW!!! :D
Response: I had such fun making it! They had so many fun images out there to choose from. So pleased it arrived safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I was just thinking about you the other day-how nice your swaps were and then you show up in my mailbox today! And these are wonderful-not only you made me one but two and I love the humor behind them! I love vintage pattern illustrations. I have a Butterick catalog from 1932 and it is so much fun to look at and the lady who owned it before my buying it on Ebay had pasted recipes and household hints of the day in it-made it all the more enthralling! So thanks for sharing with me and the extra book and map pages are much appreciated. So good to swap with you again!
Response: What can I say, turning up like a shiny penny...I always found it funny that the maternity wear models never looked pregnant. Love how that lady used the catalogue for more than one use. Sort of a nicer way than us using it in the outhouse...Thanks for the heart!
Response: I remembered having one of those " now you are a young woman" classes eons ago complete with 1950's film. With the school of fish on my mind it all sort of came together. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oooh! I love her! The colors are gorgeous and the little paper fan is perfect. She is already displayed in my art room. Also thank you for the lovely embellishments and the letter. This swap was perfect!
Response: I think she is one of my new favs in the gypsy realm! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I almost can't believe that I forgot to rate you for this gorgeous flipbook, my friend...you deserve so much better. I was overjoyed to receive it, and I am STILL flipping through the pages, still seeing things I hadn't noticed previously, and still loving all the lovely treats you put in the pockets. It's one of a kind, and I truly love it. Thank you so much for putting so much heart into your art!
Response: So pleased you liked it! The postal system has been less than stellar as of late so happy it arrived safely. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Another beauty to add to my collection! I love the colors and all the details! I also love the way you made the rain on the card! AND that cute envelope with the bingo cards and rain boots! Darling darling darling! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for you generous comments! The weather has been rainy so there was my inspiration. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Lovely, as always, Bev . . . your cards (and signature note) are always such a pleasure to receive. I thought the Parisian Barbie was gorgeous and I loved your printed notecard! Even your envelope was pure Barbie. Thanks, also, for your newsy note and those just-plain-neat little jewels. I ADORE the ones with the little crinkled edges and I've never seen them for sale ANYWHERE near me. Hope we're partnered together again soon.
Response: So pleased all arrived safely! I get those little jewels at a local 1$ store. Love them as they are flat enough that they don't affect postage and they still look lovely.
Comment: Wow what a treat! Everything from the envelope to the card to the gorgeous ATC! It has a frenchie!! I love it so much, it will sitting with my frenchie collection! And yes dog hair is a fashion statement! I was always grateful I worked with animals because it didn't matter if I had a little hair in me. Those roses are beautiful! Your work is always amazing! Thank you for the extras too!
Response: So pleased you liked it! I like to check out my partner's profile and work from it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for yet another absolutely wonderful ATC! I love the elegant kelly green jeweled border, and the lady and the background are simply lovely. I know the Swapbot computer is stuck on me as your partner for nearly every swap...but for me it's a happy situation!
Response: You are always so kind! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Loved reading your letter, I have a Cockatiel bird, and he got a lot of attitude. My brother in-law said once that my bird must be bored. Then he got to know Cheeko and realized that he was an active bird with a personality , Thank you for the lovely card and goodies.
Response: Thanks for the heart! I am told they are very intelligent birds, on the level of a three year old.
Comment: What a beautiful ATC! Thank you very much! I love the collage background and the pink roses at the top. And I have some of the gold embossed paper to play with and a lovely ballerina note card. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: So happy you are pleased with all! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Every envelope from you is full of delight...I simply love your attention to detail (even the card has a beautiful J.E. lady on it). Both ATCs are wonderful...I truly would not be able to pick a favorite. I completely agree with your appreciation for the "older" pinups...they are prettier, more natural, and not quite as "bombshell" as some of the newer ones (lol...from the 40's and 50's). I have a special place in my heart for the lovely "girl next door" Jules Erbit ladies. Thank you for another magnificent swap experience, dear Bev!
Response: Thank you for your kind words as always. We seem to be matched up a lot lately. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love your dragonflies. Beautiful background. Do not feel nervous about sending to me. I use to work in very large formats, these little guys are new to me in the last few years. I love your ATC. Very beautifully done. Thank you and thank you for the wonderful note.
Response: Thanks for the kind words. For me I like the small format as the large ones overwhelm me. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: two amazing atc's....they couldn't have been lovelier if they had starred grace Kelly...you had a very sweet cat...the orange and green fashionable fine dining cat was great! the blue bows elegant cat was lovely...thank you so much...and for the note...glad to hear things are on the upswing,,,by the way loved the card....nice work all around,.thanks again ms. talented swapper!
Response: You are more than welcome. She was always a bit of a camera diva. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: That is a lovely colourful PC! I love the combination. It truly is breathing spring. You surely had fun trying all the stitches! I also should use those unusual stitches more. Not only the simple lines and obvious zig zag. :)
Response: Wow, that was quick! I wish we were actually seeing spring. Dark and rainy here. We set a record for rainfall today! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I am so, so sorry for the late rating...thank you for letting me know! As always, your work is impeccable, and you have a very sly sense of humor that comes through loud and clear...I always love receiving swaps from you! Thank you so much for always putting so much of yourself into your artwork, Bev!
Response: Feb. was a bad month for things going astray. Thought that kitty might have slinked off somewhere.
Comment: This is an outstanding ATC, Miss Bev! Marie Antoinette has never looked better, and you showcased her beautifully. I always love receiving mail from you, and I never fail to say "Next time I will write a better note, like Bev does"...but I never follow through. It's one of the things that make your swap partners love to receive mail from you. I have to mention the beautiful trims...I love them, too! I know these aren't tatted, but I have to tell you that I bought a tatting shuttle and paid $19.99 for an online class to teach myself to tat. What ended up happening is that I wasted $19.99. Apparently I am not capable of learning from a video. I still have hope, however, and will not give up!
Response: I have made a few small samples but have been so crazy busy lately have not had time to pick the shuttle up. Give yourself time, I actually learned from a Victorian reprinted book, lol!
Am very happy to see all arrived promptly and safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I simply adore this lovely vintage bicycle ATC...the original has not shown up, but hope springs eternal. I laughed when I read the text...Danger was her middle name! This is what I think when I see bicyclists dodging in and out of downtown Portland traffic! It's for the young and fearless, and definitely NOT for the likes of me. Thank you so much for always making such amazing little works of art, my dear swapping friend...you're quite simply The Best!
Response: You do make me blush! So sad the original has not arrived. I had one swap arrive two years after the fact...
Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, you've outdone yourself! First the envelope is an exercise is gorgeousity ;+) Love those blue birds winging across North America! Then you sent me TWO cards! Woohoo! Your beautiful card is truly beautiful--that ribbon is the prettiest I've ever seen and I love the image you used. Your 'Fashion Police' card--haha--with the bird poop on the lady's hat is inspired! Hope that neer happens to me (I don't wear hats so it would be in my hair . . ewwww ;+) Thanks for the sweet little ATC envies and the extras . . . can't wait to use those diecuts!
Response: You know me...can never resist a chance to have laugh. The other was something "girlie". Glad you liked and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for the darling ATC. So cute...love all the sweet little details especially the little pocket and library card and the glasses. The owl is the cutest little guy! The more I look at it the more I see...fun swap!
Response: The owl was so cute and I liked the idea of the library card for the pocket. Thanks for the heart! I was almost a little sad to see it go.
Comment: Bev, after a recent series of disappointing ATC swaps, I was so thrilled to receive this card! Thanks for explaining how you did the background. I will have to try the Pearl-X with spirit gum. Do you think it would work with Perfect Pearls? I love the notecard you sent, too. I agree, we need to always keep learning. One lifetime isn't enough! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked all!
Comment: Bev: If I could give you 10 stars and hearts I would! Your bird flip book is beautiful - wow! I had never done one before and when I see what you made, I'm almost embarrassed about my effort - it's just incredible. And you sent me so many goodies inside! I love it all I am definitely going to check out the Easy paper store you mentioned as the papers were wonderful. Thank you so much for a simply amazing swap! Cheers, Laurie
Response: This was my first try as well. Thank you so much for the heart and kind words. I had a lot of fun making it.
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome work of art !!!.What did you use for the golden rays?? Superb job! Many hearts .I hope the weather is better by now . I can hear birds singing outside my window here in South Carolina
Response: Thanks for the heart! I used a Tim Holtz stencil. We had a lot of rain and wind last night. March is really coming in like a Lion!
Comment: Hi Bev! First, your ATC is GORGEOUS! LOVE that she is channeling Mae and the jewels and diecuts set her off perfectly! Your notecard is also just beautiful. It looks like you've been creating them for years. I always enjoy the little note you include--it's your trademark--and thank you very much for the lovely diecuts to use in my own work. What a wonderful package! p.s. that paper you created with embossing and pearl-X is absolute beauty!
Response: You know me, I never seem to be understated, lol! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I had to really look at this one to see the theme. I was expecting more symbology so this was a nice change.
Response: I try to do outside the box. I saw you liked big cats so worked from there as I do like cats. The aquamarine was used as trim and on the eyes. I was in the mood for painting rather than collage. Thanks for the heart
Comment: Love your ATC, thanks, I haven't used PearlX, but I'm sure I have some, lol. The back ground is beautiful - thanks for the sample! Thanks also for the stamped images on the envelope and the very nice card :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! The spirit gum acts as a glue. The PearlX is just a powder. Perfect Pearls has the glue built in and just needs moisture to work.
Comment: Love the dog with balls ATC! It's interesting how we can find the inspiration for our art, isn't it? Glad things are getting back together in your life, with regard to your home. Thanks for your note, and the notecard, too :)
Response: It was a fun one to do! Thanks for hosting!
Comment: Hi Bev...this ATC is one of the best I've received! It is beautiful as is the handmade card. Hey, the colouring is perfect! I have no idea as to how photoshop etc work, so you've done amazing work. There is nothing I don't like about it!
I can only imagine what a major life change the fire created, but you're inspiring with your positive attitude about it all. I imagine I'd be so devastated I wouldn't know what to do. Well done you guys. (Btw...I know what you mean by DH, but the slang here in Oz it would mean dickhead...sorry, but I just had to laugh when I saw that ðŸ˜¬) I enjoyed reading your letter too. Thanks again, cheers! ðŸ˜Šâ¤
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I used a GIMP program which is free. Thanks for the heart!
Yes, there are days that name would well apply but since we recently celebrated our 29th anniversay and i have not murdered him yet we must be doing something right...
Comment: I LOVE LOVEEEE the ribbon doll you made. Sheâ€™s so beautiful!! I love how you added the flowers to the ribbon. And I love the bee on her and the bee card!! Did you make it? Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: That was the first ribbon doll I ever made. I got the flower idea from a Pinterest image. And yes I did make the Bee card. I am trying to get into making the large ones. Got to expand my horizons! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! Thanks for your kind note and for the beautiful hanging heart. I love it! Every element you used works perfectly and the color palette is soft and feminine. I have it hanging in my studio to enjoy! And so sorry about your loss and the mess you've had to deal with after. Will insurance help you recoup some of the supplies you lost? I can't imagine what that would be like - I have so much stuff I couldn't begin to make an inventory after the fact. I have so much stuff so if there is anything I could send you, please let me know! Laurie
Response: So happy it arrived safely! Thank you for the heart! I was able to recover some of my supplies such as dies and embossing folders amazingly. I will be replacing my distress inks in the near future. One thing at a time...
Comment: Bev! Your exquisite package is here! I am stunned by the beautiful notecard you made, the lavish extras, and of course by the amazingly detailed Marie ATC presented in its own gorgeously crafted envelope!! You spoil me rotten...what a very special swap. xo
Response: You do gush and make me blush! I am a work in progress.Thanks so much for your comments and heart!
Comment: Bev, I have missed your beautiful artwork! I'm so glad you're back to swapping again. This whimsical ATC made me smile--it's so cute with a nod to the postal system! All the extras you actually created are amazing; I'm going to hoard that little gnome envelope. I have the set you referred to in your note with the Asian stamp/embossing folders. I think they're beautiful and can't wait to use them. Thanks so much for always being a wonderful swap partner.
Response: I always have such fun making yours! It is great to be back swapping. Did not know how much I had missed it. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, everything you create is lovely, and this ATC is no exception. You say that you have limited resources, but your artwork says that you have unlimited supplies of creativity and a sense of beauty. It's always a joy to receive an envelope from you!
Response: You are so kind! It is good to get back into the swing of swapping. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: The cards are Amazing! They are so beautiful with your color choices and wonderful layering! I can't decide which one is my favorite, maybe the one from France. You are so generous sending 3 cards and the extras are great, can't wait to use them. ðŸ˜Š Thanks for making this such a special swap and creating beauty! â¤
Response: I had too many choices...It has been so fun to get back into swapping after being away that I just got carried away, lol! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I am so sorry, Auntie Bev, I received your Hogswatch letter bright and early and I was remiss in getting back to you. Now I can't wish you a Happy Hogswatch until next year! I hope that you will accept my apologies and I humbly offer up a Happy Year of the Backwards-Facing Artichoke! When I figure out why it is the YOTBFA, I will let you know. Thanks for the lovely letter, I do look forward to them every year and I hope that we will see each other at the annual Reunion on the Ankh ...
Response: Ah well, with the slow mail here....The snow stopping Hal's mule service from getting over the pass I was worried it was left in his hillside waystation. A Happy New Year to you as well. The Reunion sounds lovely!
Comment: Stunning, and yet funny as well...a true tigermousecat original! I love the ATC (and I purchased an envelope full of flour sack "postage stamp" quilt squares; I love them!), and I have to ask...did you make the gorgeous tatted trim? I have tried and tried, but I don't seem to be capable of tatting. It's a heartbreak, because I love it so very much.
Response: I do love Ma Kettle. She is such a strong women yet in some ways naive. The lace is all storebought. I just got some new tatting shuttles to replace what I lost after I made that. Will have to work at sending you out some bits to use for future projects...
Comment: Oh Bev,
Thank you for sending such a beautifully made and honest postcard. The year that you've both had left my hubby and I teary-eyed and at a loss for worlds. Your strength and unwavering positivity are truly amazing.
May 2017 be an easy road that brings you an abundance of happiness!!ðŸ’•ðŸ’•
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and heart! I like to let my art reflect my head-space. We feel blessed with having good friends and a loving family. Stuff can be replaced but people can not.
Comment: The card is so adorable Bev!! I love all the small details, especially the embossed snowflakes! I wish for you a bright and merry Christmas!! Thanks for sending such a beautiful card! â¤â¤ðŸŽ„
Response: The deer button was my fav! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I love the Star Ornament you made so much. We just got a Blue Jay today that was eating peanuts in the snow, it was so beautiful. I was looking at the ornament and admiring it then realized the back is just as gorgeous as the front, Iâ€™m so lucky to have this in my collection. I have it hanging up already!
Response: So happy it arrived safely! Watch that bird, lol! They love to train humans... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev, I really love this shabby tag...it is so pretty. Just love all the beautiful embellishments! The pink music paper extra is so pretty. It was so nice to read your letter. Thank you for taking the time to make this swap so extra special.
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for your kind words!
Comment: What adorable book page and bird ATC times two! Iâ€™m a lucky girl getting two of them, thank you for the extra one! I love them both. Iâ€™m so glad you are ok after that fire, what a scary thing to go though. Iâ€™m glad to see your able to swap again!
Response: You are more than welcome. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: What an awesome card to get! I needed that smile today. Thank you for the very lovely letter, it brought a tear to my eye. Next year will be better! I can't what to see what recipe you are talking about and I will have to look for that book next year at the book sale.Hugs
Response: Thanks for the heart! I always look at the glass half full so I keep thinking when I retire it will be to a brand new condo!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC :)! I love the blue and white colours and all the bling on it and the angel itself is just the vintage style I like. YouÂ´ve put a lot of time and thought into this card. Wishing you all the best after a hard time and very Merry Christmas!
Response: So happy it arrived safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow! The atc you created for me is stunning! I also love the envelope you made for it. The floral border really makes it pop! You are incredibly talented and I always feel lucky when you are my partner. Thank you so very much!
Response: Thanks for the heart! Glad to be getting back into the swing of things.
Comment: Another beauty from my friend, Bev! LOVE this card and you're right, I do love things that are a bit 'different' ;+) I'm in love with the sweet ballerina frog--really adorable. Thank you for another fantastically done card to add to my collection.
Response: Thanks for the heart! That frog made me smile when I saw it and it just went from there...Just wish the postal situation would settle down so I could go back to swapping... I
Comment: It's always a pleasure to receive mail from my friend in the REAL Vancouver...and this envelope was no exception. Gorgeous ATCs (2 of them!), beautifully made and...well...beautiful! My favorite part of the whole experience was the note about your step-grandfather...I was laughing so hard! What a scam that harbor master had going, with his willing accomplice/wife! Just keep doing what you're doing, dear Bev...your swap partners are grateful!
Response: So happy it arrived before the postal lockout. My Grandpa was quite the character, still miss him all these years. Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev . . . what an amazing parcel! I'm simply mad for Ms. Snail--poor dear is not permitted in the garden--and Thank Cod; it's Caturday! had me smiling from ear-to-ear! And that's just the ATC's! The envelope is simply gorgeous (I must have some of those sprays) and the little snail mail goodies are just adorable; I can't wait to use them. Bev, your attention to detail in your swaps is so evident and makes everything you send so special for your partner (in this case, me;+) I love your note and all the unusual fonts you come up with! Thank you thank you for an amazing swap experience; if I'm lucky you'll be my sending partner a LOT ;+)
Response: Thanks for the heart! I saved that image for another swap then never used it. It was just a bit of fun! It may be a while until I can get swapping as there is a possible lockout at Canada Post as of this Friday. No happy mail for me.....
Comment: Wowza! Thanks for the beautiful printed and stencilled butterfly envies, and the info on how you made them! The work you put into them was apparent and I will love to use them in either journals or letters I send. Thanks so much for the foreign-lg pages and shorthand page!! I have big projects I'm working on that they will go right into!! lovely letter, so nice to know you, and I hope to swap with you again soon! xoxo
Response: So glad you liked them! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Yay, happy mail today after a lousy week! Love the little turtle you crocheted me. Now I just have to hide it from the kitty :) TY also for the very cool extra gift. Now I can read what I want without 20 questions from coworkers. Extra hearts!
Response: So pleased it arrived before the postal strike! I do love to share fun finds....Here is hoping the strike will not last long...
Comment: Wow, Bev, thank you for the wonderful EVERYTHING that came today! The envelope was gorgeously decorated, the note inside so warm and personal, and of course the tag itself is fabulous. You used so many gorgeous embellies! And the arbor effect definitely comes through! I love your color scheme too. Thank you for the "extras" packet of lovely little embellies as well--they are special and I will look forward to using them. <3 Great swap!
Response: So happy you liked it! Was worried that it was not the traditional style I see so often. I enjoyed playing with it and I was worried I added too much. Guess with anything Marie, excess is best, lol! Happy swapping!
Comment: Awesome PC! So creative. I have been making mine 5x7 as I thought that was the largest size allowed. But I love the way you used the diecut. l have not used them like that so will try it. Thank you for the wonderful addition to my collection!
Response: I wanted to do something different from the vintage I have been doing. Making it was a lot of fun and brought back some lovely memories! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow these two atc's are amazing,, beautiful and I am proud to be the one who adds these to their collection,,,you are very talented,, I never knew all those facts about these two, my mother had pictures of them in her bedroom and as a kid I used to make up stories about them..Great extras too,,Thank you so very much
Response: Had a client who made the set in petite point on fine silk. Always liked them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh, Bev...oh my! I've never EVER seen anything like this...the stained glass window alone is gorgeous! And of course, the bride inside (that sounds like something Dr. Seuss would say!) is so lovely...I wish I had the option of giving multiple hearts, because you surely deserve them! Thank you for a truly beautiful ATC (album), and also for the pretty bridal lace and trim.
Response: I love the look of this technique. It is such fun to do. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev, thank you so much for the ATC. Bears are my favourite! I really like the card you sent with the cardinal, the snowflakes and the envelope decorated in the winter theme. I wish I could give you more than one heart! Happy swapping.
Response: When I get a theme I like, I tend to go " total " on it. Thanks for the heat. Glad you liked all!
Comment: Hi again Bev! Another lovely ATC--wait! Not one, but two! They're so special. I'm in complete agreement with "the only way to hunt." It sounds like your situation growing-up gave you a good background for this one. And your "Fame had changed him?" SO whimsical! From the wild elephant to the proper Victorian gentleman! Your embellishments (as always) are so well done. I'm so proud to add these to my collection.
Response: As my profile says, I am a story teller by nature. So happy you liked them. Wanted something a little different! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, your tag is too gorgeous for words . . but I'm still going to use some! What an amazing group of images! The butterfly at the top is simply beautiful, the little fabric flower, the ribbon roses, the gold-tipped flower and the truly amazing little fan--brilliant idea! Your tag is just lovely in every way--such beautiful detail. Thank you for creating something so special for me to add to my collection.
Response: I was a little concerned about sending two swaps in one package but glad they arrived safely! Thanks for the heart! Love making the tags.....
Comment: Hi Bev,
I received your post card today it's just beautiful! Purple is not my favorite color, but you have made it so pretty on your card. And it survived the US Mail in tact! Thanks so much for a wonderful swap. Cheers! Laurie
Response: Thanks so much! I will keep the " purple is not her fav colour" in mind if we do future swaps. I had made it ahead of partners being posted. Purple is one of my fav colours especially right now with all the flowers blooming that are purple.. Right up there with blue and green. I used a decoupage glue and made certain it was well sealed. We get a lot of wet weather here so I like to make it as waterproof as possible. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Your ATCs are glorious! You are a true artist. I love detail, and your Gothic arches were plenty of it. I am putting your extras to good use.They were fabulous, as well. I wish I could give you more hearts!!! Happy swapping, my friend!
Comment: I am such a lucky me today! TWO AWESOME cards from you! This one is going in a place of honor in my knitting corner (which currently is a very sad place where UFOs sit and stare forlornly at me).
I'm crazy about both these cards!
Thank you oh so very much!
ps - Love her yarn hair!
Response: I knew as a fellow knitter you might appreciate it. I too prefer to be a solitary knitter. Tried a group once and I never realized that knitting could be a competitor sport... Thanks for the hearts!
Comment: Wow! That's it. That's the only word I have for this card. Well not really - I LOVE this!!! All the layers and the hippy attitude of "Grandma".
That's a great story too. I also had a friend who's mom was a hippy and like you, I loved going over to their house.
I keep looking at this - the knees crack me up!
Thank you so very much!!
Response: It is quite bold isn't it! I had fun with that. The knees came from a giraffe. I work as a health care worker for seniors. amazes me to see these folk with the " chicken legs" and rotund bodies.
Just missed a generation to be a hippy chick...Ah well,... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you Bev for the awesome Italy tag! What a gorgeous, colorful tag...I love it! Great embellishments and love the use of the microbeads. I also love the way you made the lovely lady on the motor bike all shiny. Great tag!
Response: I used Glossy Accents to coat the lady on the scooter. Love that stuff! Sort of a liquid emboss. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, oh my goodness! This has got to be one of my favorite swaps that I have ever received! I had admired your card on Flickr and was so happy to find out it was mine. Such beautiful art work on this card...the background is so beautiful and the cute little owl is precious! And , that card was another beautiful work of
art...just wonderful! Love it so much! The whole package was off the top with the steampunk decorated envie and the font on your letter which I really enjoyed reading. I appreciate all the thought and extra attention you put in this swap. Thank you so very much!
Response: Can you tell I like the Steampunk theme... I use embossing folders for both them. I then skim embossing ink over the raised areas and add embossing powders. I like mixing the powders to get an old metal feel. The owl just seem to fit your profile.
So gad you liked the end result! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow! Not only one, but two wonderful ATCs - thank you sooooo much! <3 Both paintings are wonderful in their own way. The dogwood flowers look very "real" and the dimensional effect was a great idea to make the picture come alive! :D The mermaid is cute, I like the shimmery details and the bubbly water. Again, a nice effect! :D You made my day with this wonderful swap! By the way, thanks for the book recommendations as well! I'll immediately look into them because I need something new to read... badly, haha. :D Anyway, really nice of you! <3 <3 <3
Response: I was so worried the mermaid was not up to snuff. We are often our own worst critics...I was happy about the dogwood flowers though. Would be fun to play with them on a larger scale. Thanks for the kind words and heart!
Comment: My gosh! You made these? They are beautiful! Your eyes must still be working really well to do these. Such delicate work...Is the white one done by tatting? I can't even imagine the size of needle used to make these. Thank you so much for sending. I will treasure them.
Response: They are both crocheted. One is done in filet crochet. Thanks for the heart and I hope you get good use out of them!
Comment: Bev...wow. I mean, just...wow! Not only did you send two exceptionally (and completely different!) ATCs for this swap, but you also packed an envelope full of the most amazing die cuts...you know I can't wait to start using them! Thank you for always putting your heart into your art...and for being such a generous swap partner.
Response: I am glad you are pleased with them. Also happy you will find some use for the dies. Please let me know if you want or need any more. They are fun aren't they! Perhaps a skinny swap using them would be fun!
Comment: Wow! I love my Lace Skinny! It's amazing. The colors are wonderful and the tidbits are perfect for the theme of "Sewing" and the lace! Great job. I love the little singer sewing machine! How cute and sweet. Thank you and great job!
Response: So glad it finally came! Was so worried it got lost in the postal system. Had one swap this month disappear already! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my goodness, Bev, this ATC is just amazing . . . I am over-the-moon about it! This one deserves to be in the hall of fame or something. You mentioned that you cobbled it together with leftover bits and pieces . . . that makes it all the MORE amazing! All that beautiful gold and glittering roses . . . and I can't believe how you created her pearls~ . . . I'm so lucky to have received this. Thanks, also, for the lovely trims--perfectly sized for ATC's and much appreciated.
Response: I am so glad you are pleased with it! I really enjoyed how it all came together. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: It's hard to decide which of the two ATC's I like the best.... Thanks for them. Due to no money and a rough running car, I don't travel anymore. When I was in Canada, I went as far north as Fort MacMurry in Alberta. I drove 11,000 mile that year (alone). It was fun. See ya...
Response: Glad you liked my gals! Always wanted to go to Hawaii! Like you time and money are in short supply. Perhaps when I retire...
Comment: Lovely as usual...you never disappoint, Bev! I love that image also, and have used it myself (we share a love for the pretty vintage ladies); the little girl is adorable. You always go above and beyond. I don't think I have an Tim Holtz die cuts...but I would definitely love some! Many hearts for you, my friend!
Response: Glad you liked them. Will get the die cuts out this weekend. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! I received your beautiful lilac postcard today, omg it is so awesome! Not sure what you made the lilac flower from, did you glue the tiny pieces separately? Love how you added the gold doilies and of course the lovely napkin. Great job, one of the prettiest postcards I've ever received!! Yes, lilacs are my favorite flower, I'm from Ohio and they are everywhere up there. But, not any of them that I've seen here in Florida :( I buy lilac candles, but not the same. Thank you so much, I appreciate all your work in making this beautiful card!
Take care, Judy
Response: Yes, the petals are punched and glues separately. I sprayed cardstock with glimmer mists then went from there. I adore lilacs. They are already starting to bloom here. A very early season. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: This tag and thoughtful extras blew me away love love love the marie tag its everything i ever wanted in a tag soft romantic blingy textured roses flowers thankyou so much it is on my craftroom note board to display
Response: I was pleased with how it came out. I tend to do for the bold colours but have begun to embrace my inner Marie! thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh Bev! You always send the most special atcs and the most lovely notes. I absolutely love the little girl and the piece from your wedding dress makes it all the more special. I also love the embellished cut outs and will definitely be adding them to my art. Thank you so.very much!!!
Response: Those dies are such fun, i enjoyed making them up. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderfully detailed atc's. I liked that you told me the techniques that you used. The embellishments are great-with bright colors for one and more muted soothing colors for the other card. The fan embellisments are quite unique. Thanks for the great paper extras.
Response: I had fun with them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Bev, this is truly lovely...I adore the vintage ladies in their bathing costumes! You always send your very best, and I can't thank you enough for that...as well as for the stellar extras, which are (as usual) fabulous!
Response: I love the tinted ones. Always amazes me what colours they choose to tint them with. The bloomers sign made me laugh. So much has changed, thank heavens. Can you imagine swimming in their costumes...Thanks for the heart! Glad you liked the extras. I recently got a bunch of movers and shapers dies I have been playing with.
Comment: Bev, you simply outdid yourself with this tag! It is brilliant (as the British say . . . ) All the lovely details and that sweet beaded fringe really make this tag sing. Your addition of the TH "umbrella man" is just perfect since I have heard it can be quite rainy in London. Your story (printed in Olde English script?) was such a joy to read. Thank you for creating something so special for me and for making this swap such a joy to open! Hope to swap together again soon.
Response: It was a real trip down memory lane...It did drizzle a bit when we went so long ago, Nothing worth putting our umbrella up for, though all the Brits had theirs up. Living in Vancouver we know rain. My DH and I smiled at each other as we were thinking...You think this is rain, you haven't seen rain....
Thanks for the heart and swap on!
Comment: Wow! This ATC brought tears to my eyes. My father passed away on March 8th and when I received your atc it was like the universe was telling me it was going to be okay. It was absolutely perfect. . . the quote you used. . . the butterfly transformation symbolism. . . I love it and I will always cherish it. You do such amazing work. I am always thrilled when I see that you are my partner. Also thank you for the wonderful extras. You deserve a thousand hearts for this one!
Response: Sorry to hear about your father's passing. My parents died, one before Easter and one after. Perhaps that was in the back for my mind these last few weeks. Thanks for the heart and kind comments!
Comment: Bev, hello. Your Gothic ATC is devine!! All the dainty details you used is amazing. So so gorgeous, WOW! Also, thank you so much for taking the time to write me a note. I always appreciate it when my swap partner takes time out to make their swap have that special touch that puts a smile on my face. And your envie of everything did just that! It means the world to me and I thank you bunches. Your shopping day at the thrift store sounded like a huge hit! Don't ya just love those kinda days !?! I would be honored to have some of your die cuts with your Tim Holtz movers/shapers. Awww Id be in heaven for sure!! I adore die cuts and thank you kindly for offering to share some with me. You are so sweet. A million hearts to you for a million reasons.
Response: Always a pleasure to swap with you. I am hoping to get started playing with the die cuts this weekend. Work has been insane the last few weeks. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow what can I say, how lucky am I, such a beautiful card - no not one card but two fab cards. Just love them. Also thank you for the awesome paper. I'm going to give a go at trying this myself. Can't wait to use this paper. Thank You â¤ï¸
Response: So Happy all arrived safely and so fast! Thanks for the heart! It has been fun to play with the mixed media!
Comment: Hi Bev!
I love the ATC's you sent--2! What a treat! And the big plus is that they both have kitties--hooray! I have a whole book of postcards featuring the Samurai Cats (I love the Asian cats, too) and your sweet kitty pianist is just adorable. I'm so touched that you read my profile and brought kitties into the mx. Thanks and hope we can swap together again soon!
Response: What can I say...crazy cat lady, lol! Can't resist if someone is a fellow cat lover.
Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard that you made! I the texture that you added to the tree! and the raccoon is adorable! Very nicely done! Oh I just received your second postcard today!!! AWESOME!!! Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies, so dinosaurs are favorites too!
Response: Thanks, he is a fun critter. Thanks for the heart! When I finally found the second stamp I could not resist making the second!
Comment: Wow I love these cards and to get 2,,even better,,,Bossy is so beautiful, you did an amazing job,, Lost ,Anybody would have to love this one.. These are 2 great additions to my collection...Thank you..ps yes I do love the big machines,,lol
Comment: Oh my what a wonderful swap! When I seen that pretty envelope in my mailbox I knew something wonderful was inside. I love the georgeous GA atcs you sent not only one but two and they are beautiful! These are my first GA Atcs and I love them!! Thank you the beautiful card, such pretty Valentine images. I'm so excited to receive the master board you created, what a wonderful gift, I will use it for something special. Thank you so much, and I appreciate all the hard work and taking the time to write a letter about yourself I enjoyed it very much. Thank You ðŸ˜ŠðŸŒŸðŸ†’ðŸ’–
Response: So happy you liked everything! Love doing the "matchy matchy" themed stuff! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow! What an amazing swap! 2 ATCs, matching extras and packaging and a sweet letter!! What more could a girl want??!! Thank you so much for a fabulous swap! I'd give you at least 5 extra hearts if I could! Yeah!!!!
Response: So glad you are happy with both! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Dear Bev - received the wonderful Paris tag yesterday. You have so many details on your tag - so much to look at and so glad that you included other spots in France. And thank you also for the beautiful card you made and I love the little net bag you put the tag in - did you make that as well? Thanks for another wonderful swap! Cheers - Laurie
Response: Thanks for the heart! France is so much more than just Paris. Perhaps one day....Yes, I did make the bag.
Comment: Oh what an amazing card you have made for me! Incredible. I can't stop looking at it! Thanks for making it so perfectly profile based. My own grownup bluetongue skinks sometimes stand on their backlegs, but they hold a branch or window with their forelegs then. About snakes: I know the behaviour of my own petsnakes by heart, but I will always be cautious with a snake I know nothing about. They are predators that can hit you well! So no need for sorry about the snake-thing :-)
Response: Can not believe how fast you got that!
Was a fun card to make. I always like to check my swap partners profile. One never knows what another may dislike. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I don't have words to describe this wonderful swap from you. It just arrived and I just don't want to quit looking at your crochet and tatted work. I'm so glad you got my name for this swap. Love your mail art envelope too. Thank you so very much. Wish I could give you many hearts.
Response: So glad you like my work. i have been crocheting since I was a child and taught myself tatting when I was in my 30s. That was a fun package to do. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the two awesome ATCs! I really like that you experimented with the hippo one- keep on growing! I painted my first hippo this summer for the summer of color challenge, he was orange...fun !
Response: So glad you liked them! I do enjoy painting animals. I will keep trying different things. Keeps one young! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and card! The sock monkey is very cute and I love the little cupid. I had to look up the definition of amigurumi lol! But yes we should do a stuffie swap, that would be fun! :)
Response: Glad you got it! He is a fun critter...Thanks for the heart and will talk to my buddy about the Amigurumi swap...Lots of fun patterns out there to play with!
Comment: What wonderful ATC's-I love that you sent two of them! The underwear one was so good and timely. Had to laugh because I had just bought my husband a new pair of underwear that same day!! The other one is charming too-love the color combination and the subject. Thanks for the wonderful!
Response: So happy they arrived safely! Thanks for the heart! I can still remember the year my Mom knit my Dad a unionsuit set of longjohns. Was the first and last time....
Comment: Hi Bev, I love, love this winter skinny. The different techniques that you used are great. Love the pretty little bird address labels so much, thank you, and the cute birdie xmas card that you sent. Thank you so much. I am a happy girl!
Response: So happy you liked all! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I am also a fan of Myrna Loy, and she has never looked better! You showcased her beautiful face perfectly. Thank you also for the lovely laces and ribbon, Bev...I can never have "enough", if you know what I mean!
Response: Don't I know that, lol! So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Ooo la la and what fun! Venus and a half shell. That's great. Thank you so much for the fun, energetic postcard! I love it! Happy New Year! XOXO
Response: Thank you for the heart! Was thinking about the news I heard out of France where the models will have to be certified as healthy by a Dr in order to work there.
Happy New year to you as well!
Comment: WOW! I loved the card and the message behind it. Thanks so much for the postcard - it brought back memories of my dad. <3
Response: Was a little nervous sending to you as you are trained in the arts and I am just a dabbler. My Gran at the grand age of 60 started to paint and ended up getting a Bach in arts at the age of 69. Perhaps i will follow in her footsteps. The women in my family are late bloomers, lol!
Comment: I love my wintry scene! I love it from the blue-faced happy person to the tall mountain peaks! Thank you :)
Response: It was fun to do. It is actually the back of a child's head as they are looking at all the snow, lol! Toques are the standard headgear here in the winter. Luckily for us, the snow has stayed on the mountains and kept skiers very happy. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Of all the wonderful cards I've received in swaps, this one takes the cake (or should I say catnip!) My neighbor looked at me like I had lost it when I started cracking up while still in the driveway! Love your sense of humor!
Response: So happy it made you laugh! I had fun making that one, lol! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love loooovvvvee In the Forest! Awesome job! So cool! Wowowowoeee! Thanks a ton friend!
Response: So happy you liked both! I like to try different things! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I loved your letter and the cards, very special. My mother too loved pansies and I too plant them for her every year. I'll remember your friend when the dogwoods bloom and treasure them more because not everyone gets to see them. Thank You
Response: So glad you liked them. I like to share a little about myself and why I make the things I send. Always interesting to know the back story. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Bev! thank you so very much for the darling GAA Christmas Theme cards...so darling. These two cards are the cutest little cards I have ever received...adore the dog and the little birdies and the fact that you go out of your way to personalize them. I appreciate it. I also appreciate the nice letter you took the time to write...I so enjoyed it! I am looking forward to a New Year of fun swapping with you!
Response: When I saw the dog picture everything just popped into place. I had a good giggle making it. The children looked so serious and the dog just so happy to be there. So sad the breed has gone from being such a loving family dog to it being such a maligned breed.
The bird was just a bit of fun. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh, I cannot wait to put the sausage links on the tree and make some of Tante Bernie's Quirm Tortiere! And the robins stayed on the card this year as well. There is something a bit disturbing about that card, but I can't quite make it out .... makes me feel a bit mortal I guess .... We will hang up the lovely Hogfather ornament and toast another Hogswatch with Scumble De ALDI, which I hear is a genuine import from somewhere near Uberwald. Happy Hogswatch!!
Response: May you be blessed with many sausages and good will in the New Year!
Comment: Bev, thank you so much for the beautiful Paris atc...so pretty! I love all the little details and the little gold bird is so cute...love it! Thank you also for the gorgeous homemade card...very nice! I enjoyed reading your letter...nice to learn a little about our swapping partners.
Comment: Bev: Not one but two beautiful ATCs! Butterflies are a favorite image of mine, so this was a great swap and I love both the ATCs you made. Thank you so much - it was fun to swap with you again. Cheers! Laurie
Response: So glad you liked both. Love the vintage look! Thanks for the heat!
Comment: I love love love these ATC! (and fist pumps) the acrylic is amazing!!!!! THE ZOMBIE SNOWMEN!!! OH MYMYMYMYMYMY! Yay for you being the one to send to me! =) Can we be partners all of the time? LOL
There is a such a thing as water soluble oil paint that is a nice alternative to traditional oil painting, but honestly, there are acrylic mediums that can give a person the same effect with the affordability of acrylic. Ive never seen the bead medium used before, is this liquitex? =) Happy Swapping friend!
Response: I honestly don't get the Zombie thing but I have a strange sense of humor...So I am told. Thanks for the heart! The bead medium is Golden brand.
Comment: Sorry about the late rating my neighbor had my mail and took her time giving it to me...OH MY GOODNESS this is the most beautiful card ever,,I can't quit looking at all the pretty things you have on it,,I am honored to add this one to my collection,,(it is now in the front cover of my lasted collection book),,I want to be able to see it right away and not have to look through the book for it..I love the extras too, cant wait to use them..I Thank you so very much
Response: So glad it arrived safely! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Got your great card today & I can certainly relate. The BS here is almost cartoonish, besides being scary as hell when you consider that all of these buffoons have vast numbers of followers. But don't get me started.... I think you should send a copy of your card to your newly elected PM!. Thank you, Bev.
Response: I love sending to you as I can send something totally different and you "get it" Thanks for the heart!