Comment: A lovely colorado hummingbird coin. The frame is a nice touch. I also really appreciate your note. I can so relate to this point in your work life. Decisions, decisions. :) I can also relate to wanting to downsize supplies but finding new hobbies that may increase supplies. It's a happy dilemma.
Comment: What a clever idea for the Eye swap. Love it-thanks also for the ribbon-I like how it has all those colors in one strand-I will have to look for it next time I am in a craft store-Thanks for sharing!
Comment: A HUGE thank you for the ATC, I love the embossing in the background, that's a really cool technique! Also thank you for the extras, really looking forward to using them in one of my projects. :)
Comment: This is a wonderful tag! Love all the paper quilting in the background and the added embellishments-I love sewing on paper and it is a fun look-try it-you don't have to use fabric to do quilting look! Thanks for sharing your talent. Take care and stay safe!
Comment: What a great card!! Thank you! I also loved the unique extras you send and how you decorated the envelope. I just went on a hot air balloon ride for my birthday last weekend and it was so timely to have that as decoration
Comment: Wow! What a great ATC! I love idea of making a master board for a set of backgrounds! Great idea. The depth of the background is really impressive here. Very chunky and layered. And the addition of the flowers, quote, and clockface really are perfect. You have a great eye for layout, which I think is the most important part of collage. And THANK YOU for the stamps!!! So much 💖. Every one with go in my collection! Even the corner stamp on the envelope! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I have never seen one like that before and I'm so excited for it. Isn't it funny, it's always the little things 💖💖💖
Comment: Oh, Dave, you gave me a good giggle! I love those that think outside the box & give their art a twist. Great job! I look forward to swapping with you again in the future. Thank you for the levity in this crazy world.
Response: I am so glad you liked it. It was fun to make. We do need as many laughs as we can get these days. You reacted just as I hoped you would.
Comment: Hi David, Got youe free themed ATC for FEB..Very Creative..Thanks so much!Loved the goodies and your typewritten card [smile]
Spring is on its way. next week is some warmer weather ! I am excited!
Comment: Hello coldad - This is such a thoughtful swap. Thank you for the beautiful embossed peace dove ATC and for the special squirrel ATC and flying bird. It's been some time since we swapped. Hope all has been well 🐿️
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelope of embossed goodies! You have a great collection of embossing folders, I am working on growing my collection. Thanks for the stuff for jams, that was very thoughtful! Have a day!
Comment: Hi David! I loved the typewritten chatty note you sent along with the handsome sun ATC and absolutely awesome hanging 3D bird! I will find someplace special for him. What a fun extra! Thanks so much for all of these things, and I’ll look forward to swapping again soon.
Comment: thank you David!! So many fun things for one of my junk journals!!! the orange/pink paper with the fairy, roses and black ink is awesome!!!..and mulberry paper is just so cool to me!! happy New Year!!
Comment: What a nice package. I noticed how the notecard matched the envelope lining, which matched the ATC background. Nice touch. Really interesting how you made a tag pocket for the ATC and die-cut extras. I've never seen a tag pocket before. It's a nice way to store and present this ATC. I like the quiet, enchanting full moon and trees scene. Thank you for everything Colodad.
Comment: Thanks for the cool seahorse ATC. I like how it looks like it has depth from the way you outlined it. And thank you for all the ATC-sized backgrounds. I can definitely use them. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap. The cupcake is very pretty and I like the papers; especially thr embossed key one and the travel one. I love the Drive in stamp. It brings back some good memories. I really appreciate the tea bags quotes. I haven’t seen the quotes on tea bags before and will certainly use those. Yes I’ll take more. I’ll share with my daughter who also does Swap bot. Take care and happy swapping!
Response: more tea tags, plus, are on their way to you today. Please let me know if there is a postage issue and I will reimburse you. I think I have it covered but just in case, please let me know.
Comment: Hi again David,
This is the most clever and delightful ATC!! I love it. I have a sister who is a big fan of coke. Me, I am a southern gal who loves her sweet tea, but not too sweet!! Thanks also for the ATC backgrounds.
Comment: David, I REALLY appreciate this card...the precision, the humor, the fabulous stamps! Perfect message for the times. I feel sure
your work was a hit in the church show. Thanks for a very interesting swap! nb
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC! I love it! I really love the stamp you used with the turn of the century men, I also love the monotone colors that match the stamp! Thank you for the extras especially the tiny punchies! Have a great weekend!
Comment: Hi David. Thank you for the great ATC. I love the saying from Ephesians and how you made the ATC from that passage! What a great thing to have an art show at your church. Ours only does art done by the kiddies. It is wonderful but it would really be cool if we had one for the adult artists there. My husband and I are 2 of them...I am sure I will get use from the things that you sent. Blessings...
Response: Let me know if you want more information about how are church has used adult art.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing ATC! I love how you did the tea bag tag on the back, so creative! Thanks for the extra tea tags, ATC papers and fortunes, I miss going out for Chinese cuisine and getting my fortune cookie. Funny when your social life ends the weird things you miss. Lol. Great ATC to add to my collection!
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. I like you thoughts on these gentlemen. I like your view and will add a little prudishness! Appreciate the extras. I would love to have a machine that cuts them. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card! I don't often get handmade cards so this is definitely special to me. The little extras are much appreciated also. Thank you so much for the extra effort and care clearly put into this swap :)
Comment: Hi David. Thank you for the nice ATC. With a name like Finnegan, I figured you were Irish! 😉 I like the stamp and its meaning also. The extras are nice to have and I especially like the the bike!
Comment: David thank you so much for sending me these wonderful ATCs! I love that they are a set, and that they are so darn cute, and so well made, and charming. And I like the way you made them with the cut-outs (and no waste since the cut-out bits are glued on the back) and the layered inset pictures, and you get the idea - I really like your ATCs. And I LOVE the way you made the note card!! I'm going to definitely make some like that! So, thanks again :-)
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap. I enjoyed the ATC & the Coin you sent. I was so excited to have received 2...woo-hoo, double score!! LOL! Anyway, it's great to have you as a partner & a group member. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thanks for this excellent swap! I love the circle ATC and thanks too for the stamped book mark and the dragonfly punches! I especially appreciate the "confetti" warning on the cute envie!
We are having torrential rainstorms with the sun shining and rainbows at the same time. Weird! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I love the goose. We had a show of decorated cows several years ago (Texas and Cattle) and there are still several around. Two of them are at a children's clinic near my house.
Comment: Hi David. I think you did a wonderful job on you napkin background. I love the napkin and I really like the way you used the Cuba Stamp with the die cut sailboats. Great job! Thank you also for the little kitty punch outs and extras. I will definitely be using them!
Comment: Hi David :-) . . . Thanks for sending an excellent swap. Your ATC looks cool and effectively used book-page hearts. I like the weaving! Thanks also for sending the ephemera, note card, and cutout extras. I also love the gold embossed pen stamped image on the envelope too. :-)
Comment: Wonderful ATC - I love it! Great papers - all my favorites! Very cool napkin - I can make great things. 3 of hearts for my collection - thank you thank you (3 of hearts = 3 sibling bros). All in a bright yellow envelope - thanks for the great swap!!!
Comment: That stick fit perfectly into the tiny coke can! I've never sipped anything with a stir-stick - I almost always make my coffee at home, so I had to hunt down the sticks, and the ones I found were strange bamboo things...
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap & for the AMAZING ATC. I can't believe it actually SPINS!! I always love your ATC's. You are very talented. Thanks for the extra too. I really liked it as well. 2 for the price of 1 - YAY!! Thank you again :)
Comment: love the iris...I once lived in Illinois and had these growing in the yard...and I fell in love ...you couldn't have chosen a better subject for me...the framing and shape of the frame was quite nice as well...thank you for the tags..i'll be using them...but a special special thank you for my wonderful route 66 calendar!!!! wow...lucky me...have a great day
Comment: Hi David! . . . Thanks for your really cool ATC. You know I love geometric patterns of all kinds, and a simple one is often the most striking. Kudos galore for inlaying the triangles and not just gluing on top of the background. I do stuff like that so I notice the extra effort and the better look as a result. I appreciate the papers you sent and will certainly use bits of them in my collages. The matching game was cute too. :-) ☺
Comment: David, I was slightly speechless after opening your wonderful package. It was like Christmas! What beautiful cards and incredibly thoughtful extras. Thank you so much for sharing them all with me. My Boy Scouts were very impressed. 😊
Comment: thank you very much for two (perfect for me) wonderful beachy atcs...I think that is the best embossing I've seen so far in swap-bot...love the sand castle...the text was such a nice choice...thanks for reading my profile...and for these two excellent atc's
Comment: I wish I could give you 2 hearts because this a an extra, extra special package. The bookmark is lovely as is the Easter notecard, but the best are the Bible verse stickers. Thank you so very much. It is such a joy to be swapping with another Christian. Blessings on your Easter observance!
So sorry I forgot to check the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely St. Patrick's Day ATC. The embossing is very mice & I love the little horseshoe charm you added to it. Also, thank you for Grayson's Birthday card. He will love it!! Oh, I liked the pink & teal ribbons you sent too...thank you for everything! It is always wonderful to swap with u!
Comment: David, thank you so much for such a pretty spring ATC...I just can't WAIT for spring blooms! Thank you also for the book pages and inchie backgrounds, and for that GORGEOUS textured gold paper!
Comment: One of the prettiest ATCs I have ever seen. It's gorgeous!! And so many details! Then, on top of that, all the extras you sent me! It was like Christmas in an envelope!! Thank you x infinity. Amazing!!
Comment: David, I can see how much you put into this lovely ATC...thank you so much for putting your heart into your art! I love the ATC, and you sent some truly wonderful extras...and we both know how much I love the extras!
Comment: Terrific fall themed ATC! The layering technique is intriguing and adds so much depth to the design. I also liked the embossed image and all the other elements. Thanks also for the very cool extras which will certainly find their way into my collages.
Comment: Cool ATC! I really enjoy the ones that you made, I like them all, but the one with the snow covered peaks is cool and the one that says "Snap out of it" I am sending to my aunt. She will love it! Thanks for joining and as always, HAPPY SWAPPING! =)
Comment: Oh my goodness I love the dream, plan, achieve card,, how clever you are,, I would have never thought this one up,, Great job,,The Christmas tree card is my first Christmas card or anything to do with Christmas this year,,The first of my 2015 Christmas atc collection,, Love the cards and love all the work you did on the package,, and the cowboy papers,,,Wish I give you all the hearts you deserve,..about 1000 but I can only do 1 and a Big Thank you,, and most important May God Bless you
Comment: Thanks for the kind words..I appreciate them,,This card is amazing and I feel honored to have it in my collection...I see why you are a featured artist,, very talented,,,Thank you and this card shall remain as front runner in my collection book..Thanks for the extras too
Comment: I knew as soon as I saw your envelope with the delightful stampings that this was a good mail day, & the contents proved me right. Thank you, David, for the beautiful ATC & the wonderful Escher postcard, as well as the fortunes & textured papers (fodder for my collages). I hope we meet in the mail again.
Comment: Love this atc, David! I rather sad that this series has ended, but have 9 great cards to add to my collection! Thank you, and thanks for the nice stamps and papers! Good luck with your Christmas cards!
Comment: I love the seal on the card, and the lovely calligraphy. :o) However, the quote isn't really about any of the listed topics, it only mentions one of the topics as part of the quote.
7/17 It's not about liking or not liking the quote, it's about following swap instructions - I could have asked for a resend, or even rated a 3. If you had used the quote (an excellent quote about 'Hope') you added in your rating reply, you would have received a heart.
Response: I am sorry you did not like the quote. Here is another one.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words, and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.
Comment: Great envelope-knew right away what swap it was! You sent a wonderful variety of item-I love using napkins and tissue paper too-haven't seen these before-great to add to my ever growing "stash"! Also appreciate foreign languages page and unusual papers-thanks for being a great partner
Comment: Thank you so much for the nicely constructed ATC. Love the avation themed stamps. All the extras will come in handy for future projects. You deserve more than the 1 heart I can give with the rating.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely images, I think I may have to purchase embossing supplies after seeing how nice looking your images turned out! I really liked your selection of stamps, I will put them all to good use!
Response: Embossing is a great next step in stamping. Glad you can use them.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely stamped HOPE cards. I wish I could give you more than one heart. :-) I have to be honest and admit that I'm being shelfish and will not be sharing any of them---the cards and envies alike will be added to my own HOPE journal.
Response: I wish I would have thought to send you two sets. Glad you liked them.
Comment: Hi! I love your library pc as the library is one of my favorite places to visit! Visited a new to me one today and loved the sight, sounds and smells! Wow, over 3000 rubberstamps? I am in awe and a tad jealous! Lol! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: This is such an amazing piece of art, I just adore it. I have already stuck it up in a glorious place so I can look at it each day. The light shines thru it making it even more spectacular! Thank you so much. Mona
Response: Glad you liked it. I made one for my self as well. Hope it arrived ok in the mail. I had to re hook mind once I got to the office with it.
Comment: Hi David. What a fantastic ATC!! I love the way you created this and all the details. Thank you for a great styled note and putting so much detail into your swap. I am so lucky to add your swap to my collection. Many hearts to you and wishes for wonderful days ahead.
Comment: First of all I hope you are OK with all the CO flooding.... I am not exactly sure where you are in the world..... my dad was from La Jara, CO in the San Luis Valley so have been there a bunch.....NOW I must say WoW what a GREAT SWAP in so many ways.....The GREEN ENVIE and card and a hand made card.... I love green and this is just so creative..... The ATC's and you command of the embossing... and the atc's are so creative I love them.... and then the added postcards.....the GOOSE! wow.....balloons..... and I love the Thiebaud flowers......Thank you so very much for this fabulous SWAP......
Response: We are in Longmont. Our home is fine, but many areas of our community and the greater areas around us have been devastated. It is raining again as I type this and we got word that a friend could use help in their neighborhood. Crazy times here. So glad you liked the swap.
Comment: THANK YOU!! I love the punches! It was like getting a birthday card! The ATC is adorable! Thank you for the ACT for Free Art Friday also! It's perfect!! I should be dropping it next week!! Look on my flickr and Facebook pages for pics of where I drop it! AWESOME!! Thank you!!!!!
Comment: Very cool to have received 2 cards from you. I love the folded ATC and how it opens. Love the embossing and the music stamp is fabulous. I really appreciate the embossed Celtic stamps and look forward to using them! Cute envie! Thank you, Mona
Comment: David wow!!! What an amazing package to receive today!!!! Your very talented!!! The extra atc was very thoughtful I cant pick a favorit!!! thank you for sharing your clear love of the craft along your way showing me a fun idea to making them as I am still new. Thank you for the extras!!! I look forward to future swaps in our journeys. Thank you once more
Comment: Thank you so much for your awesome ATCs! I LOVED each and everyone of them. And thank you for the lovely number of dragonflies you sent me. I will use them all somewhere! P.S. I love the booklet you sent everything in, well done! And all of the stamped images were cool too. Thanks again!
Comment: Wow, what a beautiful ATC! It's the first one I have received except for a lovely woman who sent me a couple from her collection so I could see what they look like... but you're my first 'real' swapped ATC. It's beautiful! Thank you for the lovely little extras! I adore the ribbons and the kimono paper with 'the greatest of these is love' as that is my favorite bible quote.
Comment: Wow, if this is one of your first efforts then keep making ATC's, you have great potential! Thank you very much for the card and the extras, I love to emboss and these images are just perfect for me! Thanks again and keep making ATC's! :-)
Comment: This is a very nice ATC David. Thank you. I need to figure out how you folded the papers that way. :-). Also, the special tuck ins are very useful and I really appreciate it. Even the envelope is beautiful. Thank you for everything.
Comment: What a wonderful envie. The ATC is fabulous and creative. I really appreciate the extra tuck in's too. Thank you so much, and thank you for making this personal from my profile. Very special indeed!
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap :) I love the filled film containers-what a great idea! It is hard to not want to look in them ;) I hope you enjoy your surprises as well! Thanks for joining the swap!-After the holiday opening update-I opened one per day from the 1st-24th. Thank you so much-everything was great, and I especially loved all the brads and embellishments-so many fun things for scrapbooking and ATC's! Thank you also for the angel for another one of my swaps. You're awesome! Happy Holidays!!
Comment: Wow - this is one of the most impressive cards I have received. Thank you for the time and effort, and all of the extras. I'm sure I'll make use of the book pages, and I especially like the mini envelope. Thanks so much.
Comment: Right on time, and lots of fun! My kids especially enjoyed the confetti, and I appreciated the warning on the outside of the envelope! And I'm glad you didn't choose the same post office as I did because now I'll see other postmarks.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the awesome postcard. I love cats and of course the thieband indeed. I gave u a rating of a 5 and a heart, you deserved it. thanks for the return address, i always try to send my swap partner, a postcard, in return, if that is ok with you. thanks....robin
Response: that would be very nice. I thought cat lovers could look at that painting one way and whose who don't like cats another. glad you like cats, its a much nicer thought!
Comment: Thank you again =) Love the hearts, I'm still making my wedding album and they are a great addition! So hard to find hearts and stuff that is not pink and bright red.
And an extra thanks for the postage stamps, lots I didn't have in my collection!
Comment: Hey David - thanks so much for the postal album + stamps + map! and how clever of you to notice that it fits so nicely in an altoids tin - which I will also put to good use! I love the colours you used and all the stamps. You must have read my profile. :) - Penelope
Response: Glad you liked it. I hope they host another Craft-o-mat!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC, Snowmen and Snowflakes.
Response: I think you may have rated the wrong person. I did not send a hand drawn ATC.
And mine went in the mail on 3/15. Perhaps it was the other David in the swap? Mine should reach you soon, it features a waiter with a clock on a serving tray.
Comment: Thank you so much, David, your atc is gorgeous, and the extra stuff is so cool too. The only thing is, that this swap required two atcs, but I leave it up to you to send one more or maybe, if we cross in the next swap- then you can send one more. Thank you so much!
Update: THank you so much for sending me the second one- it is very nice too.
Comment: The stamped snowmen are adorable. I love them all. They are so cute. You did a great job of stamping them. I like the punches also. I can't wait to start making my Christmas cards. I didn't have any of these stamps so makes a great contribution to my stamped images. Thank you so much, Mary
Comment: Thank you so much for the great package of Inspiring Scrap Papers! I love the way you mailed them in the clear envelope with the selection of great USA stamps! Your embossed rubber stamped images are awesome, I love the Coffee theme . Many thanks for everything sent. :) Nat
Comment: I love the idea of the clear package and thanks for the emails letting me know when it was sent. The papers are great but the metal "S's", stamped giraffes and beachy items went above and beyond. Thanks!!!