Comment: ❤️ I absolutely love this postcard - The Ever Watchful from an Uncle Ben's rice box! So many mediums and layers, a work of art. I am proud to display this on my postcard wall of fame! Thanks again! ❤️
Response: Awwww I am so happy that you loved that card.... I had such a good time making it for you.... I just loved how Uncle Ben was watching...... Always fun to send to you.....Thank you so much for the hearts...... very appreciated!
Comment: Katie - I just love the vintage-inspired recipe postcard! You must have peaked at my profile. It's adorable. I am home from a family lake house 4-day vacation, which followed having 7 houseguests for a week prior. I never made it to the pool once - always restocking or preparing meals...I am just exhausted and glad to be home doing nothing but crafting today!!
Response: ah yes I read your profile.... I too love vintage cookbooks and recipes and MEMORIES of a slower easier time..... Sounds like you had a busy time entertaining..... now YOU take time for YOU and enJOY crafting.
Thank you so much for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you. I grew up in Europe for awhile, and we were often in Holland. It's a place I would like to travel back to, though I'm still getting used to calling it The Netherlands. lol
Response: Ahhhh thank you for the kind words.... I spent time in Belgium back in the late 70's and went to HOLLAND too then to shop.... still love Dutch things..... Hope you make it back someday soon...THANK you for the hearted 5!!!..
Comment: well received,i will send it in the next round,thankyou for the extra,i enjoy them so much ,many thanks<3
Response: Awwwww so glad you received your postcard to send on and the goodies and that you liked them.. always fun to swap long distance but with Covid the MAIL is even SLOWER.... so glad it got there. Thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Hi Katie, thank you for the sweet bumble paste and postcard. I have a bee and hummingbird area in the front yard but it's very dry these days. We are being encouraged to reduce water usage by 15% in the city of Goleta. Have a lovely summer season!
Response: OH.... I am so glad you liked the BEE postcard.... I love that you have a hummingbird and bee area in your yard.... we NEED bees.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Hi Katie, Great to receive from you again!! Hope you are doing well also. I loved your Bee Mail Art, thanks so much for joining this swap. Great work on the happy yellow envelope Love it!! Thanks so much for the cat goodies love them all but the pc's are great since I am in a lot of pc swaps!! take care Hugs Donna
Response: awwww so glad you liked my swap to you...... I had such fun getting it together for you.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: great choice of letters!! we love our "k" when we go north to our house in the country we often fly kites...imagine at my age! of course i love the salt water and the way you made that card...and how could i not love the "h" my favorite flower...great cards and very special to me ...also i have to say your wonderful card and envelope brought a huge smile and i realized why i love this creative place....thank you for the swap and happy birthday to your guy...love the extra cards ...wow...
Response: So glad you liked the letters I picked for you.... I had such fun making these cards for you.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you! The envelope is lovely!! I also absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the ATC you made for me and the handmade Bee card too! I am LOVING it all! Thank you So much for putting so much creativity and love into these awesome pieces of art!!
Response: I am SO HAPPY that my mail made you happy..... I so enJOYed making it all for you...... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the May Glue Book page. It did make me smile. I love it. The kitties, flowers, birds, the green color are all things that are some of my favorites. I like how you put it all together to make such a special May Glue Book page.
Response: Awww I am so happy that you liked the glue book page and that it did make you smile.... I was aiming for that.....thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun collaboration PC! I'm excited to add to it and pass it on.
Yes, I HAVE been to the A2 art fair many times! I love going, but it is always SO HOT. We drink too-expensive frozen lemonade by the gallon and come home completely exhausted.
Your note made me happy!
Response: I am so happy my note made you happy.... I miss summers in MI and the A~2 art show..... and yep always HOT...... love the lakes up there also.... thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hi Katie. I love your Vincent card. He's one of my favorites too. Have you ever read Dear Theo? It's a collection of Vincent's letters to his brother Theo. Enlightening and heartbreaking. 😢
Thanks for the card. It will be fun to work on
Response: Awww thanks for the nice words about my Vincent card.... I had fun making it for you..... I have not read Dear Theo....but I have read other books about him. EnJOY working on the collaboration card..... and THANK YOU for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank you!! Your heart is rockin!!! So creative and cute (AND MY NAME!!!) I love it and the fun envie and even matching postage!! I loved the little sheet music bit too :-) ! Thank you for a fun swap!!
Response: I am so glad you like my heart... I had fun making it for you...... thank you for the hearted 5!!
Comment: You know I love this PC you made for me!!! 💜💚💙🤍🧡💛 And I absolutely love that you used a Harry Potter stamp also!!! Thank you for being so creative and thoughtful!! Put a smile on my silly muggle face, no doubt!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Awwwwww thank you for all the hearts..... I had such a GREAT time making that postcard for you..... I love Harry Potter also... and of course I was so happy I had a Harry Potter stamp still.... THANKS.....
Comment: Thank you for resending the card, it is lovely :)
(Thank you for the postcard. Unfortunately most of it got lost in the postal system but I'm sure it must have been lovely whole!)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and I am so sorry that the postal system hurt that card... I will re make you one and get it in the mail.... it won't be exactly the same but...golly gosh so sorry!!
So watch in your mailbox and I shall put this one in a plastic sleeve.....
SO GLAD the resend got to you in better shape I hope...... thank you for the hearted 5!!! Happy swapping.....
Comment: What a beautiful card! Thanks so much. I always love getting swaps from you. The "Kitty" series sounds fun, I read all of the "Cat Who..." cozy mysteries years ago and loved it. I've been reading some heavy books (Cloud Cuckoo Land--wow! Great book, but definitely not light), so it's time for some fluff! Thank you!
Response: I am so glad you like the card and the recommendation for books... I really laughed out loud and love to do that....light reading and FUN Thank you for the hearted 5... I always enJOY swapping with you!!!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely resend. Love everything and the Flower stamps are amazing. Sending you a bouquet of Hearts. Today I received the original send, what beautiful Tulips. Thank you so much.
Response: so glad you liked the resend and I love those flower stamps.... they make me smile.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Hi Katie! I love your gelli place pc - I want to be by the beach/water as well - it has been soooooo long! Thank you for the lovely pc and for joining the swap! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I am so ready for the B E A C H... heading there on Thursday.... so glad you liked the gelli print background and beach scene on this card..... loved making it for you .....thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thanks for the Wizard Of Oz post card; Katie! One of my most favorite themes. That is cool that you got the characters off a cake box!! Hope you guys are surviving the crazy weather patterns!!
Response: thank you for the hearted 5!!! I am glad you liked the card....
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extra lace.. Hope your Christmas was joyous also. I bet your grand daughter was the star. I celebrated with my great grandson Rymer who is 9 months old. May you have a wonderful New Year. bearnbabs
Response: I am glad you liked the Christmas greetings... I enJOYed making this card for you.....thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank-you for the great PC and lovely note! Thanks to your husband and family too:) I hope I get to see Alaska some day, it looks so beautiful and wild! Wishing you all the best for 2022, here’s hoping travel is a thing again soon!!!
Response: Awwww thanks for the great comments..... I had so much fun making that card for you.... I LOVE Alaska..... Hope you get to go there.... it's WONDERFUL...
Thanks for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Hi Katie! I love your bird pc! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into it! I also love the beach and the gulls are fun to watch! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Awwww I am so glad that you liked my beach scene with the gulls esp the LOST GULL.... I love that bird.... Tim Holtz.... it was fun stamping and watercoloring it for you..... thanks for the hearted 5!....
Comment: Sorry for this late, late rating. I assume you added the sewing machine and buttons; you forgot to fill out your section on the back. I will do it for you. Thank you for the card with the sewing theme. I hope to get back into sewing again. I made two small quilt tops at a retreat a few weeks ago. They will become quilts for charity. I have to use some of my fabric stash before I will allow myself to buy more.
Response: Oh my I always worry about forgetting to write my part of these cards..... and YES I did add the sewing machine and buttons....thank you for adding that for me and THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!! I love these swaps!!!
Comment: The card that you water color painted is absolutely gorgeous! As was the envelope! You are very talented :)
Response: Awww shucks thanks for the kind words... I love to watercolor.... my mamma was my ART TEACHER for life and in High School..... and I became a NURSE and left the arts behind...retired now and loving the A R T.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! (One thanks for each card.LOL!) These are fantastic! A whole lot better than what I made!!! What a fabulous idea about the candles. I never thought of that!! Thanks!!
Response: Awwww so glad you liked the coffee cards I sent you... had fun making them....thank you for the hearted 5!!! and yep warm those candles without smoke.....
Comment: Guess what finally came today?! And it was worth the wait! Thanks for the gorgeous envelope. So glad it didn’t get lost in the mail as I feared. The
PC will be fun to add to.
Response: Hi... so happy the swap finally found it's way to you..... I am glad you liked the envelope.... I love to do that.... and YES it's a fun one to add to and would have been VERY VERY sad IF it had gotten lost....Thank you for the hearted 5 and your patience with the USPS.
Comment: Thanks for sending on this postcard - I think this will be the first one that I get to send home! Very fun envelope & card decorating too. :) How cool that you worked on a movie - what did you do?
Response: so glad you liked the swap.....thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Woooowww!! I LOVE how layered and textured this whole piece is! And the addition of the woodland animals (book?) cutouts are really great, especially how you painted over them to help them disappear into the background. This is a realky great and unique style and it's definitely going onto my collection, thank you!!! 🌞🌻🌳🐿️
Response: Hi... I am so glad you liked the TREE I had fun making it for you and the woodland animals actually came from some very vintage little gift cards I got at an estate sale... I just love them. I really like the way they kinda disappeared but it was the final spray I used to make them mail worthy.... scared me at first but dried OK... and I too liked the look Thank you for the hearted 5 and so honored to be placed in your collection!!
Comment: Thank you for the hand painted ATC - I like how your tree branch turned out!
Response: Awwww most welcome thank you for a fun challenge... I love drawing trees and branches and I just got my Hot Shot cri cut and having so much fun punching and watercoloring.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you for posting this card to me. I particularly like trees so will be happy to work on it. Also love the card and envelope. I posted to you today and included a surprise. Stay safe. elflady
Response: Awwww I love trees too.....thanks for the hearted 5!!! So fun swapping with you.....
Comment: It finally arrived. And the March 25 postmark is clear......it just took the long way to get here. Thank you.
Response: I am so glad it finally made it... my mail man who loves to look at the art says some post offices keep them a bit to look at.... hope you liked the x es and o's.... fun fun to make.....big hugs.... maybe it was delivered on PONY EXPRESS or SLOW BOAT.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!! I love Scavenger Hunt PC's....
Comment: Thank you So Much for the fun personalized ATC!! Guess you had it easy, with coming with ideas for this swap! Lol! I love it! I like your zentangled designs. Thank you for the note card, too! ~ Z
Response: Oh I had so much fun zen tangling your name that happened to start with a Z..... I am glad you liked it.....and thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous ATC! Your gold is Very convincing! Thanks for telling me how you made it! We just received another hard snow, and the winds are howling, though it is a clear and sunny day now! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Update: 3 May 21 I received a second "Lucky PC" with tarot cards on it and my favorite colors! Thanks so much! Hugs!
Response: So glad you liked the Fortune Mail Art..... thank you for the hearted 5 & stay safe and warm!
Comment: Hello friend - What a pretty page to add to my book and tissue papers to craft with...so many pretty tissue papers! And of course, the pretty yellow spring envelope!! Thank you so much for all the pretties 🌸🐿️🌸
Response: awww I am so glad you liked the green page I did for you.... and that you liked the yellow envelope.... I had fun making this swap for you....thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: I love what you did on the card! Also love your dragon stamp -- so cool! Thank you
Response: Awww so glad you liked your swap and the dragon stamp... I love that.... it was a gift from my adopted daughter in Holland.... and I love the pass and paste cards!!!! Thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: An Eeyore valentine! Most excellent! I love it.
And the quilled dragonfly is great... I assume you made it? I've recently been learning quilling, still very basic. ;)
Response: Hi and OHHH I am so glad you liked the Eyore valentine..... I made that just for YOU.....Thank you for the hearted 5!!! No I didn't quit the dragonfly... I bought it... I tried tatting once & failed miserably.... hugs... and be well!
Comment: I absolutely adore the bee-themed ATC you sent! It’s so perfect and lovely. I also enjoy all the bee themed stationary you used & the cool painted papers. This was a fantastic swap! Thank you again <3
Response: Awwww I am so happy that the bee happy card helped you to be so..... I love love love bees also and had a great time making this swap for you.....Thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: A very cool mail-art postcard. I really like it. The beach theme is nice to get in February. I'm looking forward to some beach glass hunting once the snow melts. I like the different circle applications you used. And the matt board is fantastic for postcard making--stiff, light, strong.
Response: I am so glad you liked this card... I was hoping you would... I love beach glass..... I had fun making it for you and I am always beach day dreaming..... thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hi Katie! I love, love, love your gelli plate pc and I want to be at the seashore! Awesome job and it gives me hope to continue having fun with my gelli plate! So far the "techniques" I have tried have not turned out like the YouTube videos! LOL! Thank you also for joining the swap! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Awwww I am so glad you liked the card.... I was really happy with it too.....bracing for COLD here. Thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thanks for this great tangled PC! Hope you are healing well! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Awwww thanks for appreciating my attempt at zen-tangle... you do such beautiful work in it... I had fun making this for you....and thanks for the hearted 5!!! Hope you aren't TIRED of receiving from me......
Comment: Wow Kate! I loved the post card I got from you for this swap. So arty!! If you don't mind my asking, how did you adhere the poppies on the background? It is such a neat post card; thanks!!!
Response: Hi so glad you liked the postcard.. I so enJOYed making it and liked it's looks afterwards too.... I adhered the poppies to the background with Gel Medium spread on very lightly.... I love Gel Medium.... it was matte finish I believe and just ever so light. Thank you for the hearted 5 and I am so glad you liked it.... this is a fun group of swaps huh???
Comment: Thanks so much for the festive ATC. I loved your note, too! I smiled when I saw that you lived in Belgium. The hubs and I visited Antwerp in 2019 and I fell in love with the city. Could totally see myself living there.
Response: Hi and THANKS for the hearted 5!..... So glad you liked the ATC I sure had fun making it..... Belgium was a great place to live and travel from...... big hugs!
Comment: Thank you for the seahorse postcard! I’ll bet it was so fun to watch them in an aquarium! Great that you returned them to the water too! Yes! I hope we swap again too!!! Thank you for choosing such a nice postcard for me! : )
Response: Awwww I am so glad you liked the Seahorse postcard... I love love love them.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: ❤️This is a great starter and I look forward to adding to it! Unfortunately, it wasn’t labeled/addressed for its return though. I’m just gonna cut off the bits on the envie that you mailed it in and glue them onto the card though 😉 Hope that’s okay. 👍🏼
Response: THANK YOU for addressing my card back to me...... wOw sent it out half cocked but my mind wasn't working too good..... thank you for the 5....and enJOY adding to it.....
Comment: Hi Katie - LOVE LOVE LOVE this tulip piece of art. It's gorgeous. What did you use under the tulip image? It's like a raised canvas...??? Just beautiful ❤️🌷🐿️ Thank you for taking all the time to personalize a notecard and my envelope too!
Response: Oh I am so HAPPY that you liked the TULIP.... it is made on an ATC card my friends who own a frame shop cut for me special out of scrap Matt board.... I love using it! Thank you so much for your kind words... I really enJOYed making this swap for you..... and thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: So glad the USPS finally came through and delivered this! I love your mom's block print! I fuss around with making those, but I am not very good--yet! I keep trying, and they are getting better! I love your decorated envie, too! Fingers crossed that our last one makes it back around so we can all get our cards back! Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: awwww so glad you finally received this swap .....and glad that you liked it.... made my <3 sing..... thank you for the hearted 5!!! Looking forward for more to get here and send on.....
Comment: I absolutely love..love your ATC. The linoleum block is priceless. I will also treasure the card. Merry Christmas Katie.
Response: Awwww I am SO HAPPY that it finally arrived and that you like it... It was so special for me to use my mom's Linoleum block to make it for you ...... Merry Christmas and HaPPy New Year!!! Thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: What a loving little package! I love the ATC and card with the lino block that your mama made... Its gorgeous! And the hedgie stickers are precious! Thank you thank you thank you! On to a new year of ATC's with you and Julia!
Response: Awww shucks....had such fun making the ATC and the card... meant alot to me to SHARE with you.....thank you for the hearted 5! and yep onto another year of ATC..... woo hoo!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the fun PC. I love the book page with the Little Red Riding Hood story and illustration.
Are you aware of Margarete Miller's collage art group online? Each week she posts 5 prompts to make a collage very much like our scavenger hunts. The difference is that you make the art in your own journal with only 4 swaps a year. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked the Scavenger hunt.... I just love these...... and I like to make them with things people like in their profile....thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely recycled card PC! I love cardinals, especially in the winter when everything is so grey. I almost wish for a snowy day like the scene on the card but that will never happen around here! Best wishes and thanks again!
Response: I am so glad you liked the card... I had fun making it for you and I too love cardinals......snowy is pretty at FIRST when it's so sparkly and clean and then... not into the snow mud..... Thank you so much for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Kate, I love all the lovely trees on this ATC...and knowing that your mom created the stamp for one of them is very special indeed! Thank you for sharing your art with me, and for the sweet extras as well!
Response: I am so glad that you liked the trees and the ones that my lil mamma carved all those years ago on the Lino block..... Thank you so much for the hearted 5... always a JOY to swap with YOU.
Comment: This is so pretty and peaceful! Since you asked, I follow my heart to the woods at our local parks - even just driving through the park makes me happy! Looking forward to creating on this and passing it on! :)
Response: Oh boy I look forward to seeing WOODS on the part you add... I really liked that scene and I love to be near the WATER..... thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: This is my first round of Pass & Paste postcards - I'm so excited to get started! Thanks for the cute owl card - you said that you found it on a Kleenex box...is it a packing tape transfer or something like that? So cool, I really need to learn how to do that.
Response: Glad you liked the pass and paste card I love making them....and I love making cards to send them in and I too love OWLS so was happy to use one of my xeroxed copies of the Kleenex box to send to you..... thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Boy this one was a real thinker coming up with my own design but I got it done. Very dreary here with the drizzle on and off. Trees are all bare now til May :0( Oh and I liked your design of zen tangle.
Response: It was a fun card huh??? Glad you liked my zen tangles.... what will you add..... OOOOPS about your trees being bare....hummm thanks for the hearted 5...
Comment: I very much enjoyed your ATCs and your note. I spent some time googling the places you've been--the coffee shop bakery in New Mexico especially. I visited NM way back in the 90s. Loved it. We drove from Los Cruces to Los Alamos. I marvelled at the diversity of the landscape. Your note and your ATCs brought back nice memories. I had a laugh at the voo doo doll mug. I really like how you used matting and bevelled the edges. Thanks for the very hyggeligt feel of your swap package, ktk8.
Response: Thank you so much for the very nice rating.... I had a good time making this swap for you... and am so glad that it brought back memories..... I loved the VOO DOO doll mug...... I like my ATC cards a friend who owns a frame shop makes them for me.... thanks for the new word "hyggeligt".... enJOYed looking it uP and I am Danish ...... and used to do Scandinavian folk dances.....
Comment: Thank you so much Katie for the amazing Halloween ATC. I absolutely love it!! The theme that you chose is great and all the images that you sent are wonderful. Thanks for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Awwww I am SO GLAD that you liked it.....!!!! I had so much fun getting it all together for you.... I love being able to use that old magazine..... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Wow! I just LOVE the atc you created for me! Thank you for reading my profile. I also love the matching notecard you created and the lovely note. Thank you for a perfect swap!
Response: Hi... Oh I am so glad you liked what I made you..... I had fun doing the research for it and getting stuff together..... thank you for the hearted 5! I love having this be a MAIL ART venue....
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the envelopes. They are gorgeous, beautiful textures, and I love how the napkins cover the entire back but split to open - wonderful technique! Really nice idea to wrap them in wax paper, too! I'll have to remember that. Hope your knee is feeling better - and hope we swap again!
Response: Awww shucks thank you for the very kind rating.... I so enJOYed making these for you..... I just LOVE using napkins...... big hugs and thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hello there! Thank you for my cool owl. I love knowing where the materials come from, especially vintage. The note card is beautiful and I will definitely use the images. Thank you and take care my friend:)
Response: Hi.... so glad you liked this swap I feel like we are friends we have been partnered for several... I am glad you liked the OWL I had fun making her for you.....you take care too....hugs.... and thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hello Katie! I absolutely love the turtle ATC, thank you so much (turtles are one of my favorite animals). Thank you for sending me such beautiful vibes and I wish you good health and hope your bay house stays safe as well. Take care beautiful soul! <3
Response: OH I am SO GLAD you liked my first attempt at dot work... I love that Native American turtle totem and was HOPING you would like it...... My bay house dodged another bullet..... you take care too beautiful friend.....thanks for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Love the beautiful envie! Thanks for the extra card, too and the lovely note. Clever theme for your PC. I'll have to think about what to add. Not sure yet... Thanks for the book recommendation too. I know Kinkade as an artist. Didn't know there were books! I will check them out. They sound good.
Response: Hi and thank you for the hearted 5! I am glad that it all made you happy today...... hugs...
Comment: Great to hear from you! I hope and pray you are safe from Laura! I love your ATC, and the story of each piece. Great envie too!
Response: Hi.... our bay house came thru Laura without any problems.... so happy.....So glad you liked the ATC and the envelope.... I enJOY making for you.....Keep Calm & Swap ON.... Thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Such a sweet mailbox cut n paste. Perfect for a postcard. Isn't it fun to find just the right image? ...You're not kidding about how hot it is in your area. I googled the weather there 😲 💦 I hope your air conditioning unit is in good working order.
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked the mailbox postcard.... I just loved that picture and it was fun to send it to YOU.....Thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you so much. The envelope was perfect and I did look up the sanctuary. Definitely someplace I will go if/when I make it to Texas. It looks nicer than others Ive been to. ;D
Response: Hi!!! Always fun to SWAP with you... I am so glad you liked the envelope....and that you read uP on the Wolf Sanctuary. I haven't visited since they moved... their fearless leader passed away. I hear the new place is Spectacular also....thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank you for the perfect postcard. The hands were extra special as I collect them and have even named a piece of my art as "Healing Hands". As I read your profile I also saw my own in many ways. We could be soul mates! Hugs, Mona
Response: Awwww I felt that too ......so glad you liked the postcard I made for you..... I too love healing hands and have a pair.....Thank you for the hearted 5!!! Soul mates indeed.....
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful PC! I love the colors, of course, and the way you organized such diverse subjects was great! Stay safe and healthy! I'm busy gardening, making and watching the whales! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I was SO HAPPY to send to you and SO GLAD you liked the card I had such a fun time making that card ....thank you for the hearted 5!!!!! Big Hugs....
Comment: Love what you did with the security envelope pieces. Thanks for the gnomie card. He is so sweet. On to the next swap we go.
Hi... so glad this finally REACHED you after it's LONG travels..... glad you liked the ATC and as always thanks for the hearted 5..... any ideas of what you would like to create next month?????
Comment: I love this card! Made me a little teary eyed. Normally there's an old west themed event at Knott's Berry Farm I go to in the summer but COVID has cancelled it this year. This gave me feels. Thanks so much!!
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked that card..... I had a special place in my heart with it also......thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Love, love, love it! Thank you, Katie, for choosing my favorite style of dance. I also love the use of the security envelope pieces in the background. It adds an interesting element to the dancers. Blessings to you.
Response: Awwww... I am so happy that you liked my ATC.... I had a great time making this swap for you.... I love using the security envelopes for interest....THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hi Kate! Boy, we haven't been partnered up for a while. I always love having you as my partner because I love the ATCs that you make. Thank you so much for the incredible Sailboat ATC. It is gorgeous! Have a fantastic weekend and thanks for joining the swap. -Vanne
Response: I am so glad you liked the sailboat ATC.... I so enJOYed making it for you...... thank you for the hearted 5! Always fun to swap with YOU.
Comment: Hi Katie! It is amazing that you are folk dancer! My auntie is a teacher and really everybody in the family loves folk dances. I tried studying when I was in kindergarten but my muscles were not strong enough. Thank you for the cute stickers. I can't wait to add to this postcard <3
Response: So glad and amazed you got the card FINALLY...... I am glad you like the stickers and will enJOY working on the card.... YeS I just loved Bulgarian folk dance and music..... no dancing anymore for me ..... but still love the music. Happy swapping and thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the story. I'm a little worried that mine still hasn't got to you for the Easter ATC. I took pics of it before I sent but if it hasn't arrived by Monday let me know and I'll resend. :) and the envelope was brilliant :) :)
Response: Hi.... thank you for the hearted 5! I am so glad you liked the ATC and the story behind it....
Comment: Thank you for the fun collaborative card, I would love to see it when it is finished, I'd like to include it in a blogpost, would you send me a photo please when you receive it back?
Response: I had fun starting it and I would be happy to send you a picture of it when I get it back.... I had a card come back HOME last week that was started back in 2017!!! BUT it finally made it home..... thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: just seeing this lovely envelope was amazing...i am keeping it in my collection with my glue book pages and atc's ....thank you so much for putting in the time making this such a great swap...the page is so wonderful with all th!e French touches...so beautiful and i loved loved the scooter!! perfect! thank you so much for the extras ..just a great swap
Response: I am so glad that envelope finally got TO YOU..... and I am so happy you liked it.... and that I added the scooter.....Paris is just not FRANCE without a scooter to buzz around on.....thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Wow! What a stunner of a handmade postcard. I love the watercolor effect on the address side and the Frida theme on the Art side! Thanks so much!
I agree, I am trying to patiently wait this out...but I am not a good cook at all :-( Thanks again! xo
Response: Awwwww I am so glad you liked it and that it got to you in a reasonable time....I love Frida also.......Thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Oh you are right-this swap makes me happy-got me some Poe-got me some black cat-and got me some teal color!Thanks for sharing and making my day. Everyday seems the same except when I get happy mail like this!
Response: Awwww I am so glad you liked your card...made with YOU in mind and hoping to bring a smile and fun to your day..... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thanks, I'll ginish the postcard and send it home soon. The grass greened in the past week and the daffodils are now blooming. I take comfort is these regular, beautiful happenings during this time.
Response: Hi yes..... regular...beautiful happenings we call SPRING that no one can stop.....some normalcy in these surreal times. Thank you for the Hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thanks for the security envelope art. Like how you added the story book bits. There really is a great variety of envelopes out there. I just received one that is neon green with tiny black dots. Can't wait to use it.
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked the postcard I made for you.... it just fell into place as I was reading your profile..... yes there is an amazing variety out there...makes opening uP those bills WAY more fun..... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: First off, I love your handmade envelope. And the smaller print inside. And your ATC is perfect. My boys want it but I'm keeping it. And I appreciate the vintage recipe pages. Thank you:)
Response: Awwww I am so happy that this swap pleased you.... I so enJOYed working with the "eyes" My hubby brought that magazine home for me a catalogue for veterinary supplies..... I love it! I am really glad you liked the envelope with card ..... I love that artist..... he is a friend.... Oh happy you liked the vintage recipe page for your recipe journal.....thamks so much for the nice rating..... cyber hugs....
Comment: Thank for the "Easter Chicks" ATC and for the Easter card. I'm displaying the ATC on my shelf for seasonal trinkets.
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked your Easter Chicks ATC.... I had so much fun making that.... I remember having a chick one Easter.... they grow up..... Thank you for displaying my art work. I appreciate that and the hearted 5 also ..... cyber hugs....
Comment: Thanks for the postcard...I'm thinking dinner! I like the picture from your dad's book. I'm reading a book for young adults right now about Maria Merian, The Girl Who Drew Butterflies. She was interested in insects during the 1600s, a time when most people believed insects spontaneously generated from leaf piles and 70 years before entomology was established. It's fascinating! She connected many plant hosts to insects. Anywho...🙂
Response: your book sounds fascinating.... I love bugs.....glad you liked the card.....thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Envelope has arrived February 5th with vintage postcards! Thank you!
Response: Not sure what to say about the delay in the card getting to you... WoW....the resend is on it's way to you..... double swaps.... enJOY..... Hope you liked the vintage cards.....Thanks for the five.....
Comment: Thank for the postcard I will enjoy adding to it. I am wishing summer was here even as we are in the middle of it. In Tasmania the weather has been all over the place definately not as hot as the mainland Australia. elflady
Comment: Thank you for the bird ATC and background papers! I love the background in your ATC.
Response: Thanks I enJOYed making it for you... the background was painted with acrylic paints in an abstract way....3 colors only a blue a purple or lilac and a copper color.....so glad you liked it.....Thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thanks for the cheery orange glue page! I do like the earthy terra cotta oranges. Today the sun did peep out but it has been dreary and rainy during the last week.
Response: We had some SUN today too after SNOW on Saturday and big storms with 4.5 inches of RAIN. I am so glad you liked the Orange glue book page.... I am looking forward to more swaps and making a book....Thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: I see two dogs dancing with a couple of birds! Received your PC this morning. Love it. Such a fun event. Thank you! I replied to your message and thank you for thinking of us here down under. :)
Response: it was a fun swap.... thank you for the 5!...
Comment: Lucky me to get a fresh card from you! Thanks for the stickers you included. It's amazing detail on them. I hope you had a Merry Christmas. The tree on the envelope was a nice touch.
Response: I am glad the "tree" got there in time and thanks for working on my started Pass and Paste.... always fun swaps..... We had a beautiful Christmas and I hope you did too.....Thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: I absolutely love your recycled post card. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Santa brings you lots of presents.
Response: Hi... Merry Christmas to YOU and yours too.... and happiest of 2020 with ATC's.... I am so glad you liked the recycled Christmas card I loved that card and KNEW you would love to have some cats added..... big hugs....
Comment: Ah Yes, I think I’ve had some Yummy Yabbies in my day. Maybe I told you (on the Stodge PC) of a friend from New Orleans who used to make crawfish etouffee annually, and share with friends- YUMYUM!! Thanks for joining for the entire year!!
Response: I was happy when I saw I swapped with you cause I did remember that you had said you liked Crawfish.... I never heard them called yabbies before.... I have LOVED these swaps thank YOU for hosting...... and thanks for the hearted 5!
Response: Thank you so much.... I really had fun making this for you. it was different from the tutorial... my mamma was an art teacher and taught me to think outside the box.... thank you for liking peacock lady!!!! and thank you so much for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: How sweet! Cute little snails & I like the word. No plans to get to TX anytime soon. Am caretaker to my Mom (97) & hubby who is oxygen dependent & housebound. Someday, my friend, someday. . .
Response: Glad you liked the "snail mail".... I had fun making it.....OH MY you sound so VERY VERY busy.... Sending good care taker vibes... I have been there and done that! Thank you for the hearted 5... always fun to swap with you.... & YES some day we will meet in person.....
Comment: ooooh, what lovely leaves! Thanks for the great postcard. We are indeed starting to see fall color here - and rain today means i'll have to start raking them up :^0
Response: I am so glad you got my FALL LEAVES card.... I had such fun making it....We have been losing leaves ( and they mostly end uP in the pool ) for quite some time! EnJOY the colors and fall fun! Thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: "U" got this one- very imaginative. Love the collage work and even an added U word and pictures. And besides using my favorite colors on it-thanks for sharing.!
Response: Awww always fun to swap with you and I am so glad you enJOYed this card.... it made me laugh....thanks for realizing that I used your favorite colors.... big hugs and thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Love your gelli print. The lizard is wonderful. Wonderful job, especially the turkey feather.
Dorian completely missed us here on the west coast. Just very hot.
Thank you for a great swap.
Response: Awwww thank you for the hearts and rating.... I so enJOYed making this for you after I read your profile. We just bought a lil house on the Gulf Coast and we are getting LOTS of rain there from Emelda.
Comment: Fun postcard - love the fish and the alcohol inks. I wonder what the eel on the stamp thinks of the raad??
Response: I think that the electric eel and the electric catfish are BUDDIES haha!!! Glad you liked the swap I enJOY these so much..... put another in the mail for you today. Thanks so much for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hi Kate. Please excuse my slate rating. My wife had a major (near fatal) cardiac event three weeks ago. She's home and recovering now, so I'm just beginning to get caught up.
I love the card. That must have been a wonderful vacation. I got to swim with some dolphins in the Gulf a few years ago. I'll never forget it!
Response: Oh my so sorry to hear of your wife's cardiac challenges... my best friend in the whole world just had some of that......glad she is home and recovering.... life happens doesn't it..... so glad you liked the Barbados turtles.... they were great to swim with..... Thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank for the cute kitty ! I love the idea of using cicadas' wings : I would never have thought of something like that. :)
Response: I am so glad you liked the idea of the real cicada wings... I find many insects beautiful.... my dad was an entomologist when I was a little girl and I have always been fascinated.....thank you for the heart!!!!
Comment: 💟💟💟💟 What a delightful letter! I will write back soon to answer your questions. I would be delighted if we became regular pen pals! Thank you for all the work you put into the little journal card. It was a delightful swap to receive! 💟💟💟💟
Response: I am so glad you liked the "journal letter" had had a GREAT time making it for you.....Thank you for all the hearts and I look forward to hearing from you......
Comment: Sweet postcard - thanks! I bought a set of alcohol ink pens but i don't "get" how to make the most of them...
Response: glad you liked the card..... thanks for the hearted 5.... not only do you need alcohol ink... you need the "stuff" that makes it run.... and glossy paper usually.... try it some more....it's fun.....big hugs! thanks for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous ATC! Sailor dog. That takes me back. My oldest son loved that book. Thanks for joining the swap!! XO
Response: Awwww I am so happy that you liked the Sailor Dog ATC I had such a great time making it.... my first attempt at the modeling paste for the squares..... had mulberry paper in the background also... fun swap....thanks for hosting!
Comment: I wish I could see a real yellow bird like that out my window-we feed the birds year round but rarely see yellow ones! Very nice postcard-lots of interesting stuff created the background -thanks for sharing! I've never been to that festival in Minot but I remember my folks went a long time ago to see the humorist piano player Victor Borge'!
Response: I love yellow birds and we don't get them much here that's for sure..... Hope to make the Scandi festival next year and would LOVE to meet you in person.... WoW Victor Borge'......
Comment: I absolutely love the cat collage post card. It was a clever idea for sure. Now I wonder what is next for us. ummmmm
Response: Awwww I am glad you liked the kitty collage..... always love to make with you in mind..... yep what is next....maybe part of it hand drawn hand painted not sure...... thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hi Kate :-) . . . I love the harmonious and balanced ATC you made with all three of the image suggestions. I especially like the 1991 Green Heron Bahamas stamp. And thanks for the cool coloring pages. I'm not into adult coloring, but I might give these pages a go, they are so charming. Then I would incorporate the images into future collages.
Response: I like to use the coloring book pages too and I make envelopes out of them also..... enJOY.... thank you for liking the ATC... I had so much fun making it for you... got the stamps in the Bahamas...... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: I love the collab card that you worked on...I am already thinking of fun things to add to it before I send it on. A huge thank you for the cute little metal embellishments you included...loved them. :)
Response: Aww I am glad you liked the goodies and YES it was a fun card to work on....... enJOY and thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thanks for this wonderful! PC! I love the colors, the bees and the sparkles! Friends are friends forever... Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Oh I was so happy to send to you...... I am glad you liked the postcard..... have had that sunflower or funflower rubber stamp for a long time..... glad to make something for you...... Thanks for the hearted 5 my FRIEND.....
Comment: Hey K! Thanks for the awesome K-PC :D Sometimes I wonder if I was kakorrhaphiophobic for a long time, haha! Thanks for the new word to me, and for playing along again
Response: Oh I had fun making this one and learning this word....... and yes my name starts with K and I am kakorrhapiophobic sometimes for sure.....thanks for the hearted 5 I am so enJOYing playing along hope to have an alphabet soon!
Comment: Like this w/c ATC! Aunt & cousins here from TX this week & my daughter has survived the weather so far. Here’s hoping it settles down to “normal” soon. Thank you, my friend, for being my partner in this swap! Always a pleasure.
Response: Awww TX visitors....nice..... and YES hoping for the weather to settle but still have bits of rain now and again..... glad you liked the watercolor ATC always FUN to swap with you.... thanks for the hearted5!
Comment: Hi Kate. A beautiful canvas to start with. And spring is on my mind, so this will be fun.
The garden is in and doing well. I check on it every day! LOL>
Thanks so much for the pc. I have many portraits, but this one of a cultural event seems very unusual. Thanks!!
Response: Oh I am glad you liked the beginnings of the postcard look forward to your additions..... and that you liked the Native American one.... I love the unusual...... thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet little bluebirds of happiness Katie...it really does make me feel happy when I look at it! And your envelope is the stuff of dreams, so beautifully colored and decorated!
Response: Awww I am so happy that my ATC makes you feel happy!! Thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Hi Katie, Always fun to receive a swap from you! :) Loved the envelope!! Thanks for the card, it will be a fun one to work on. Thanks for the cute stickers, love them!! Happy Belated Birthday to you!!
Response: Awww thanks....always fun to swap with you....... thanks for the belated birthday greetings was a good one....thanks for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thanks for this great swap! The bright envie with painted birdies brightened gloomy day! I will complete the PC and send it home. Thanks too for the pretty deco pages! Please don't give up on tangling! It's just like any new skill, it requires practice. I still do ones that I am not pleased with, but I learn from each one. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Fun postcard-like the use of black sparkles paint and the mirror for the lady-very clever-thanks for sharing! Still cool here-snow is almost gone and the high will be 47 today-BRRRR!
Response: Awww I am glad you liked this I had fun trying something different...... it's warm here today afraid we have forgotten spring and gone straight to SUMMER! Thanks for the hearted 5!!!!! fun swapping with YOU......
Comment: awwww... Katie, I absolutely love how it came out. I love all the images that you chose and the bird is beautiful. I'm so happy you joined the swap. Hopefully you had fun with the theme. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Awwwww I am so glad you liked the ATC...... I actually misread the swap and at first made a postcard was getting ready to mail it and OOOOPS .... so I made ya an ATC...... so glad you liked it..... Thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Katie, I absolutely love the postcard you made for me!!! The design is beautiful and the bonsai trees really made it special - it's definitely going into my 'keeper' album! Yes, I did smile - I think napkins are great for so many art projects. You should check into getting another bonsai - I'm sure they have some in Belgium; we have both tropical trees, which we bring indoors for the winter, and our outdoor trees such as the junipers and pines. Thanks so much for a wonderful creation! Happy swapping to you!
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked your card..... I loved living in Belgium way back in the 70's..... big hugs and thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Fabulous ATC! I had a bit of trouble getting the wax resist too but found I needed to keep the iron on the sandwich much longer, then it worked out great! I love the sewing elements you added, very creative and inspiring! Thanks too for the recipe postcard, looks delicious!
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked it... I left the iron on til I was afraid the card would BURN..... it was light but present....so glad you liked the sewing elements... I love those....thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Hi Kate 😊 Thanks for sending your lovely postcard of a "horse in striped pajamas." How cool that you have a zebra in your neighborhood. We used to have a pair of peacocks living nearby, and they could be heard calling out to each other for quite a distance. Thanks for your sweet words for my profile too.
Response: I am so HAPPY you liked my horse in STRIPED PJ's... I had such a good time making it for you...... and yes it's fun seeing the real one too..... stay calm and swap on....thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Oh, K8, this was a great PC! Love the handmade artist cards. Thank you for some of the TX sunshine!
Response: I am so glad that you liked the TEXAS sunshine and the hand drawn card.... I am usually not brave enough to do that.... looking forward to our paths crossing here in TEXAS some day..... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: I love this postcard-especially since it has scotty dogs on it. My favorite color turquoise and bling(sparkly stars) and as a fun fact-Rugby, North Dakota is the geocentric center of North America. Thanks again for super postcard!
Response: Awwww I love making cards to match recipients...... I knew the word geocentric... just not what it totally meant if that made any sense..... thanks for liking it and thanks for the heart!!!! I so enJOY swapping with you.....
Comment: You did a great job on your seascape! I agree that this swap is challenging! My piece is a bit laughable! :-)
Response: Hi and thanks for the kind words... this was a CHALLENGING swap but I loved it..... I did sweat some bullets trying to get it to look right tho
thank you for the hearted 5!!!! I love the BEACH.....and DUNES!
Comment: Very beautiful!!! I love all the texture of this card. You are a very good artist my friend keep up the good work!💞
Response: Awww thanks so much.... I am so glad you liked this card and thank you for your kind words... my mamma actually WAS an artist and taught me art in high school and of course to LOOK and SEE beauty around me..... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Here it is, your buddy card! Thank you! Well now he's my buddy. :) He must be a stellar player with his enhanced body. :)
Response: Yes even without the enhanced body this DUDE rocks.... lead our team to the World Series.....woo hoo.....so glad he found you....this is one of my favorite postcards ever! Thanks for the hearted 5... hoping MAP makes it there soon also.....
Comment: Katie, thanks for the extras. The old Woman’s Day page is a hoot. I remember those old corn oil bottles though I don’t think the magazine was in our house at the time. Not my mother’s style. Happy swapping.
Response: Awwww glad you liked the extras..... Thank you for the hearted 5!!!! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hi Katie, I love your art envelopes, thanks so much. Thanks for the card to work on and send on its way. I am using gesso and putting a feather napkin on it. Thanks for the tissue paper images, I will have fun creating with these and thanks for the flip flop images. Flip flop weather can get here any time I am more than ready!!
Response: Awww I am so glad you like my envelopes.... I always put some <3 & soul into them..... always fun to swap with you.....thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: I love this card! I've been to St Augustine 3 times but haven't seen this gate yet. Will have to make sure I do next time. Did you ever go to Wolf's Museum? Very sad, but it burned down recently after moving to NY. It will be so weird to go there and not see it. Thanks! :):):)
Response: I have been only once and saw the gate.... enJOY visiting there again.....glad you liked it.... Thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Your wonderful card did indeed make me smile -- I will have to use that word on my middle school students -- ha ha! The gelli print background is beautiful! Thank you so much for a fun card!!
Response: Awwww so glad you liked the card it made me LOL..... and YES use it on those middle school kiddos.... I am a retired school nurse and had 2 different middle schools during my service... THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: The problem I had with this is that it was so completely sealed with scotch tape that I tore the card trying to get it open even though I tried to be careful. Please, please, please leave at least one corner unsealed so the envelope can be opened safely.
Response: So sorry that you had a problem with the swap.... I am really confused because I usually only add a strip of wide tape to the very back.... never across the top... I believe it was my card that was torn and I know that part of the charm with MAIL art is the PO hurts it sometimes.... thanks for the 5 and thanks for adding to the card and sending it on.....
Comment: Thank you so much for the Pass and Paste postcard and the wonderful bee decorated letter. This was the first P&P I've done. I will send it home to the originator tomorrow. My husband has/had an uncle and his family in CO (I think.), but no idea if they are LDS. None of his or my family has ever been. Thanks again! So much fun!
Response: Awww hi... and thank you for the hearted five and I am glad you liked what I sent... I love BEES. Your last name is so interesting and was amazing to see.... Keep Calm and swap on.....
Response: Hi.... looking forward to sending you again also... just worked on it glad you liked this scavenger hunt pc... I love these swaps ....gets my brain working... yep our paths will cross one of these days....thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Hi Katie, WOW this one took the long way home!! Love the envelope, and thanks for the cake card!! Yes let;s sit and visit and eat cake!! Sounds good!! Thanks for Vickys card to work on and send home!! :)
Response: Awwww thanks for the hearted 5! WoW the "cake" card I sent out of here a LONG time ago..... what was the postmark??? Always fun swapping with you....
Comment: Yay, another NEW word for me: chaulmoogra! I wonder if the fruit seed / oil was used at Kalaupapa?! If you haven’t ever visited, it is an important part of history to see and know :D! Thanks for joining the swap and helping me learn another new word!!
Awwww shucks.... I so enJOYed making this card and learning new words also... thank you for HOSTING....big hugs and thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Hi Katie! Hey, way cool ATC but hold the phone! I love the Moomin stamps. Is that one hand carved? Way, way, way cool! I love Moomins too. I remember discovering them when my kids were little and being unable to get any books without selling a kidney to pay for it - well, or traveling to Scandinavia. LOL. But, anyway, thank you. I love the whole package. Ha, including the valentine. So sweet.
Response: Hi...and uh.... YES those Moomin and squirrel stamps are HAND CARVED and gifted to me by my adopted daughter from Holland who also got me swapping here. We met thru Postcrossing.... I am so glad you liked the swap! Thank YOU for the HEARTED 5!
Comment: Hi Katie! Thank you ever so much for the gorgeous doggie postcard, it's so freaking cute and I love it to pieces! Things are pretty great, I just came back from Holidaying! How are things with you? Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful week!!!
Response: I an so happy you like the card I sent you...... I love doggies... I guess since I married a veterinarian.....we have 2 dogs and 2 cats....... THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Haha, thanks for Angela! She still looks crabby. I maybe should put her up upside down, then she's a tiny bit smiling. :)
Response: I was beginning to worry that maybe your card was lost in the mail somewhere..... I just loved those words....so you didn't make her smile yet or chuckle....well your idea of hanging her upside down is a good one..... thank you for the hearted 5!!!!.... Keep Calm and Swap On......
Comment: Thank you! Your postcard was a joy to receive. Thanks also for the book recommendation. I had no idea Thomas Kinkade wrote books! You learn something new every day.
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked the card..... I am so enJOYing learning new words..... Yes Thomas Kinkade before he died was a prolific writer..... and in the Cape Light series you get to be friends with the characters and follow them through many trials and tribulations....and the Christmas books are great also! The first in the series is called Cape Light..... I am so glad you liked B..... thanks for the hearted 5!!! Keep Calm and Swap On....
Comment: It has been snowing all day here in Belgium and I’m so glad I got a bit of summer in my mailbox today. I wish I could jump in that swimmingpool on a hot summerday... love your pc. Thanks a lot
You have lived in Belgium, wow great🇧🇪
Two years ago we spend a weekend in Liège. They have a wonderfull new trainstation if you like modern architecture, you must google it!
Response: Hi again....YES... I was in Liege for the first time since the 70's back in 2012.... and I was in my old stomping grounds of Place du Marche' and read up on the new train station.... miss the old one with the memories for me tho'... was fun walking the stairs at the citadel once again.....hope to come back some day again.....
Comment: Thanks you so much for this wonderful swap! I love the ATC, the envelope and the owl-card so much! Really Happy Mail! XO - Ellen
Response: Awwww.... I am so glad you liked the ATC.... I always have fun creating for you..... glad you liked the owl card and envelope too... thanks for the post to FaceBook as I was able to see that while on the island....but not swap bot. Thank you so much for the hearted 5! Keep Calm and Swap on.... happy 2019!!!
Comment: Thank you, Katie. It's fascinating to see the wide variety of scraps folks have on hand. Yours were so pretty -- mine just looked like scraps!
Response: awww thanks for the kind words about the scraps.... I had fun putting all the stuff together... I have a basket where I deposit my scraps....and those were the ones you got.....Thanks for the hearted 5! Always fun to swap with you!
Comment: I loved your Christmas card and your ATC. The colors are so bright and shiny and pretty.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Response: I am so glad you liked the hand painted - made Christmas card and the ATC made with wrapping paper..... fun SWAP..... big hugs and thank you for the hearted 5! Happy New Year..... Stay calm and Swap ON......
Comment: I hope you haven't started working on the resend we talked about, because the piano loving elephants showed up today! Yippee! Wonderful image and story behind it - thank you! ❤️️🐘❤️️
Response: Oh I am doing the HAPPY DANCE that the entertainer of elephants FINALLY made it to you! I had laid out some ideas to work on Friday..... I was so SAD that the card could have been Lost...... glad glad glad it finally found you.....thanks for the hearts! Stay CALM and SwaP on.......
Comment: Thanks for the fun card & your choice of theme, Katie. I always wanted to travel in one of those gypsy caravans!
Response: I had so much fun making that for you ..... I love your profile and all the FUN you have had on this earth and I too some day wanna travel in a Gypsy Caravan!!! of the Romanian type..... HUGS and thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Great stuff, Kate! Love the card & ATC. Will be in TX soon, but only for 5 days. I will contact you when I get there (Heath). Thanks for being my partner!
Response: 5 days here to visit with your daughter is just not long enough! I am glad you liked the bees and HONEY on the toilet paper... I had fun knowing it was for you. Let me hear from you when you get to TX if you have even a few minutes.....Thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: I love the vintage PC and paper. Good to hear from you again. It's been a while. I hope you're well. I love (tee hee) how this PC is turning out. I think I'll follow suit and find a good quote about love as well.
Response: ALWAYS fun to swap with you...... this is a FUN card huh? Thank you for the hearted 5! and glad you liked the vintage card!!! Swap HAPPY!!!!
Comment: Hi Katie, I always get a lift when I see your art envelopes, so NIce!! Thanks for the pc to create on and send on its way. I have way too many blessings to count, so thankful this Thanksgiving. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Response: Aww thanks for the hearted 5! AND glad to hear of your many blessings I feel that way too....Big Hugs....
Comment: Hi Katie and I love your scavenger hunt postcard! It was a fun project and I loved using the different elements that didn't really go together. But you made your's all work with each other wonderfully! Your Caribbean xmas trip sounds fantastic - a perfect place for the holidays so enjoy!!
Response: OHHHHH I am so glad you liked the collage postcard rainbow and all... I so enJOYed it as it progressed.... I love letting creative energy loose.... Thank you for the hearted 5!!! Happy Swapping to you....
Comment: I just love this goofy ATC! First I smiled seeing the silly monkey playing with the puppy on the card you send and then smiled again when I saw the goofy skeletons! What a fun swap, thank you so much for your wonderful creation!
Response: Awww I was so hoping you would like my creation... I enJOYed making it all so much.....made me smile and so happy to hear you did too.....thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Hi Katie - Thanks so much for the wonderful Tropical Christmas Tree ATC. I absolutely love it and can't wait to add it to my collection. Have a great time on your trip. I am really, really jealous, lol... Enjoy!! Take Care -Vanne
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked it.... it was so much fun to make esp knowing that I WOULD have a Tropical Christmas..... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Hi Katie, Thanks for the card to create on thanks for the great fun stickers. Thanks for including a note, always great to here from you. Fine here, just got back from South Carolina Senior Bus trip, laughed so hard I had tears running down my legs!! Hugs back at you Donna
Response: Awww always good to hear from you..... glad you liked the Art Collab these are such FUN swaps.....thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hi buddy! Loved the birdy PC! Will be TX bound in Dec., but only for 5 days. We have GOT to meet! Thank you for the heart & I will send more trip details later.
Response: OH HELLO my friend...... I am so glad you liked the little birdie I got that set of stamps from my adopted daughter in Holland and I love them...... WoW TX bound in Dec.....can you carve out a few minutes for coffee and chat.... would so love to meet you.... Please send details..... THANK YOU for the hearted 5 and for loving my art......
Comment: Yay, you got the birds too! Thanks for the postcard, I will ad and send on!
Response: YES YES YES YES YES.... Chelle my adopted daughter from the Netherlands gave them to me for my birthday and I LOVE them! I had used all the ones uP you sent me..... I am glad you got Collab #61....thanks for the hearted 5!!! see ya in the mailbox!
Comment: Aren't you the clever one. Two swaps for the price of one . Now I am trying to figure out if that is an orange bear in the back ground of your ATC.. or is it a buffalo....
Response: well actually the background of the orange is just abstract.... like you I love to use napkins and that is a cocktail napkin..... I loved the orange martini...... always try to make good use of a stamp. haha! Thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Wow! Thanks for this great Halloween card and decorated envie. I love all the layers and Tweetie! Thanks too for the extra PCs! Hope you had lots of fun n St Padre Island! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. It is amazing what people come up with to put on their postcard. I am always happy to contribute to them . Sometimes one has to think for quite a while before adding to the card. Thanks for the picture also glad your house was safe from the water. elflady
Response: Hi....thank you for the hearted 5... looking forward to what you will create..... Happy Swap & SMILE!
Comment: I know this is great. See ya at the mailbox.
So what do you think arrived postmarked September24? Correct. Doesn't it make you wonder the travels this envied had getting from Texas to North Carolina. Interesting variety of tangles. I like that you sent the colored one with my name. Thanks. See ya at the mail box.
Response: THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!! I so appreciate it.....hoping to SEE you in the mailbox SOON..... I am so glad you FINALLY got this.... I never lost HOPE.... I am glad that you liked your name card.... I enJOY doing the letters altho I am not very good at it,.... thanks again for the hearted 5.... I just wonder where all that envelope went to before you......big hugs and happy Holidays.....
Comment: Kt- great job! Love the card, the raised design colored in is cool. I always like vintage goodies, too! I like the funny 'Nun' themed stuff, never made any but received some fun ones. Keep on Zetti-ing...Fun Fun Fun ♥!
Response: Awww my friend you have helped me want to keep Zetti ing.... thank you for the nice words and the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Everything about this swap is awesome!!! Let’s start with the beautiful envelope, just wow! Pinks & purples & butterflies all a of my favorite things. Then the adorable shoe note card with the sweetest note from you. Thank you ❤️ And finish with the amazing ATC! OMG it’s gorgeous!! I love the purple iris! Mom & Dad raised iris for years until their health deteriorated & sold/gave away all of there stock. There are only about 20 left around in the yard. There stock at one time was close to 1000. I just planted another 20 to try and get more going. I love irises. Thank you for such an uplifting swap! You did an amazing job with it! ❤️
Response: Awww obviously my swap did just what I wanted it to......THANK YOU and carry on with caring for! Thank you for the hearts and 5!!!!
Comment: Clownfish is here! Thanks. And it got hungry during the travel. Half of your message got ripped off (or eaten). That's the only flaw, rest is fine!
Response: I am so happy that clown fish got to you...... wow half my message is gone.... well I'd rather the message go than the art.... Think I said something about hope you like the "rocky beaches" of Greece..... THANK you for the hearted 5!!! and I am so glad it got to you so quickly..... I love Clown fish.....
Comment: Great start to the postcard and I love the notecard. Thank you very much. I see a lot of favorite words. Peaceful, kind, happy, giving, sharing, compassionate. Really nice! I'm going to enjoy working on this and will get it on it's way!
Response: Awwww thanks....glad you like it... just the beginning of wonderful things I am sure.....thanks for working on it and thanks for the hearted 5.....glad you liked the notecard!
Comment: you definitely cover everything, I think there may have been a leaf, it left an imprint, but no leaf. Good job!
Response: Awwww I am so sorry the leaf didn't make it....it was the LONE LEAF on the tree the children were walking under on their way to school..... I hope you liked the little story about the orange children ..... thanks for the 5
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! I find that so funny that you and your daughter were both working on swaps for me! What a coincidence that you both got me as a partner for different swaps at the same time!
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked the ATC and yes it was amazing that we were both working on "art" for you......it's a small world after all and I love that!!!!!
Comment: Hi Kate! I adore what you came up with for this swap, so beautiful and creative! You totally nailed this technique. I have tried a couple of things to send to my partner but so far no luck with something I like so this gave me a great bit of inspiration to take a different route. Thank you so much, and for the map notecard and postcard - yay!! I don't like or dislike okra, lol. My husband is the cook in this house and I don't think either of us would go out of our way to find it. We're not very adventurous with food :-D
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked Ms SeaHorse.... I really enJOYed the way she came out.....OKRA is YUM.....but then I am dyed in the wool SOUTHERN.... haha! Thank you for your kind words and the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty postcard and your care and concern regarding the fires. So far we are not anywhere near any fires.
Response: Ahhh glad you liked the kitten in a boxville postcard....they are some of my favorites.... glad to hear that you are ok with the fires.... Flooding has been what has hit our family..... thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank you for the TX howdy card and the note on it. We were in drought but have been having rain for almost the last week. Lucky we did not get the flooding they got about 50 miles west of us on Labor day.
Response: Awww glad you liked the TX HoWdY...... glad you have had rain but not flooding.....thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL ATC cards!! The envelope and card inside were great too. You did a beautiful job thank you so much!!!
Response: Oh.... I just LOVE sunflowers.... thank you for the hearted 5... I was just on the coast and there were sunflower "TREES" and the foliage was grey/green and they were BEAUTIFUL.... Wish I could send you one of those.... happy swapping.....
Comment: thank you for the awesome art postcard and special thanks for the gorgeous stamps!
Sometimes I'm really surprised that Hungarian folk dance is recognized internationally. We don't really appreciate it, and most of us have a strong aversion, because the wildly nationalists simply appropriated folk dance.
Response: Hi... Oh I am so sorry to hear about the folk dance causing you aversion.....that saddens me. I am glad that you liked the post card.... I liked it.... hope it makes your collection SMILE.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!!!
Comment: Ooooh, you did a wonderful job; as you know I LOVE Alice in Wonderland! And the colors you used are so ... 'uplifting' (?) Thanks a lot for the card inside as well :-D And for the nice stamps (the tea- or coffeepot in particular!) XO - Ellen
Response: Hello.... I am so glad you liked this swap.... I had so much fun creating this envelope for you.... and glad that you liked the card I made and the stamps..... big hugs! and I hope to visit the Netherlands some day and actually meet you.......
Comment: Thank you for the great swap. The envelope is so pretty!! I love the cards. You're right, the "art" one is really weird. I don't understand how they thought that was a good idea for a postcard. So odd! I love it. :-)
Response: Glad you liked the cards....and yep you said you like interesting cards.....that's why that one was the "extra"..... was a fun swap. Thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: What a cute postcard! Although that bird looks a little bit worried - maybe it's wondering if those polka dots are natural... :^)
Response: awwww I am glad you liked it.... I got mine from Wolf eagle and it was so much like that one I wanted to send her a picture of it but didn't take one.... could you post one..... Thanks for the hearted 5....and yes the bird was worried about those polka dots!
Comment: Great postcard! Thanks! Unfortunately, a good portion of the backside was ripped off in transit and I couldn’t read what you’d written :( Maybe seal the backside too?
Response: Oh man so sorry that the backside was ripped off.....I basically told you what all the pieces were...... so strange that the backside was torn.... this is a first.... I love using the thicker cards....a friend makes them for me in their frame shop..... Thank you for the hearted 5........ it was flowers Dutch wrapping paper, vase wall paper textured, Chinese writing, map, background hand painted brayer sheet, bottom Fugi mountains origami paper and little girls newsprint.... Happy swapping and thanks for the hearted 5!!! I really liked this card so am glad the front wasn't torn up......
Comment: Wisteria! Wonderful! I love it..and remember walking by it as a child and be amazed by the smell time after time... Thank you for this beautiful piece of art and the memory! A big heart for you!
Response: Awwww so happy you liked it.... I had so much fun painting it.... big hugs and thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Great PC with that RD 1956 image! Oh, the stories we could write about them, eh? :D. Always great to see Ray Charles on my mail too - Thank you!
Response: Oh yes the stories the stories.... I am sure a few popped into your brain huh? I am so glad you liked this postcard....and I hoped you would like Ray Charles! Thank you for the hearted 5 rating!
Comment: This has to be one of my favorite ATC's ever. I just adore it. I really like the envelope you sent it in also & the list of everything you used for this great swap. I would give a dozen hearts if I could. Love it, love it.
Response: Awwww thanks so much for the dozen hearts rating.... I really liked the way that ATC turned out also.....so I am pleased you liked it too.... fun swap!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card - I don't speak Italian so I don't understand the text, but it's such a lovely design! <3
Response: Hi and thanks for the hearted 5... I don't read Italian either.... but it's a workbook so am assuming it's something important....haha! Glad you like the design I had fun making it for you.....
Comment: It was so sweet of you to send the ZIA Collaboration PC in a hedgehog envie and hedgie card. The washi you used and sent is one of my faves, too. Thanks for adding a green heart to the envie..
Response: Fun swapping with you thanks for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: What fun! Love the birdies and cages but you are right it is extra special that you found Georgie on the book page and you used my fav teal color for the words. The card has a really cool technique on it and loved the envie decorations. We are having a heat advisory here in ND this week-end-unusual for us but the whole USA seems to be experiencing unusual weather! Thanks for swapping and stay Cool! Oh-Loved the old Sears and book pages too!
Response: I am so glad you liked this... I had so much fun making it just for YOU! Thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard. Yes, I love it an appreciate that your choice was my choice. LOL. It's really pretty and I'll display it near my desk. Thanks again!
Response: I am so glad you liked it.... I had a fabulous time making it....did it make it there intact???? I haven't put one in plastic before but was afraid most of the glitz would be gone..... thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: I got my swap today, thanks so much very clever and thanks for the napkin.
Response: So glad you enJOYed it....I so enJOYed using your favorite colors and the fossil....... and you are most welcome for the napkin..... I just couldn't resist them... glad to share.... hope you find something artsy for it..... thank you for the hearted 5....
Comment: Kate, OMG i loved everything you sent me!!! Thank you for the birthday wishes. Happy birthday to you also!!! I'm so excited that i found a person here to knew bouzouki :) By the way Corfu is my favourite island ever!!!!!!!!!!! We have so many commons! You are most than welcome to visit us again and if you do don't forget to send me a message. I would love to meet you if you ever come to Athens!!! Thanks again for everything!!!! Hugs!
Response: Hi from TEXAS.... I am so happy that you enJOYed this swap.... I sure did..... Thank you so much for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard! I went to a talk about handbound books a few years ago and Gwen Frostic's books were part of the discussion. The presenter trusted us all enough to pass some of her early bindings around for us to see the differences over the years.
Response: I love the Gwen Frostic connection.... since moving uP here from Houston I haven't found my books yet.... but LOVE THEM. Awwww to see her early bindings WoW how special is that... I love handbound books.... Thanks for the hearted 5!!! love finding common threads.....
Comment: Hi Katie! That's LOVELY! Thanks for sharing your dream map with me. It's so beautifully done! The places look luscious! Wish you all the Best for the holdiays:) Your envelope design, the releasing butterflies, is also marvelous :)
Response: Hi.... I am so happy you liked my dream map.....am so ready to find an ISLAND..... Thank YOU for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: WoW! Just love your envie. What a great job you did. And I just love the Norwegian Elkhound stationary, your letter and note card. Mani sends back a Woof to Mikey. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Response: OH.....so very happy you liked the envelope and elkhounds...... Mike is happy to have a friend in Mani....... Thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: bzzzzz, fun pc to add to. Thx for the stickers, especially the foxy foxes! (also funny you sent me a flamingo card...i might be doing a flamingo public art project this summer...planning stages now. lol. it's like a sign)
Response: YES it was a fun postcard huh? WoW I am glad to be able to pass along a SIGN.... can't wait to hear about the flamingo public art project....tell me more..... & thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Got your card today...what a cute bird! Thinking hard about what I would like to add...thank you for the extra postcards too! One of them had a very interesting message typed on the back of it....something about a client being concerned about not hearing from the person who received the postcards. I wonder what that was all about!
Response: Hi.... glad you liked the card and bird...... love those old postcards. Trust you are doing well.... Thank you for the hearted 5!!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard. Did you come to the AA Art Fairs as a seller or a buyer??
Response: Oh... I am glad you liked the postcard.... I had fun fun fun making that one ..... I loved the tornado....in picture ONLY not for real.... I came to AA Art Fair as a buyer ..... My favorite potter is there.... Kay Yourist..... check out her work..... Thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Hi Katie! I received your cards today, and I hope you like what I add to them...thank you for your heartwarming note and your condolences. its good to hear from people who understand. The suddenness has shocked me, and there are moments I can't believe it's true. I just want you to know I am so thankful for the kindness you expressed. I hope to swap with you again soon!
Response: Awwww....so sorry for your loss really I am..... thanks for the hearted 5....looking forward to seeing what you add......
Comment: Again as I said before-Great sunflower on envelope! Cute kitty-again like the use of tissue paper in the background-I must try that in my collages. Thanks for sharing the idea!
Response: I love sunflowers and love painting them on the envelope to get some sunshine going....a wet and COLD week here...... I am glad you liked the kitty with the tissue paper background..... I love using tissue paper and gel medium.....fun fun fun with good results so far.....thanks again for the hearted 5!
Comment: I enjoy ways to use the transparency of tissue paper. Love your fallen "leaves". Thanks for swapping.
Response: I love tissue paper also..... I liked the color of that... .it just reminded me of leaves.... was tissue paper that was wrapped around some pears that we got for the holidays and I saved it for that purpose... Thank you for the hearted 5!! enJOYed this swap!!!!
Comment: Love this postcard. thank you for making it for me. So well made and pretty too. I love penguins too. I like the backing you used. Do you remember what it was?
Response: Hi thank you for the hearted 5... the backing for the postcard was left over matting board that a friend who has a framing shop gifts me with.... I love using it! Love penguins and that stamp especially.....glad you liked my rendition of it......
Comment: DELIGHTFUL........ I love the ATC, The snow on bottom is pretty darn cool. L O V E the "pup" card, adorable. Been a bugger of a day and my mailbox brought me some sunshine and smiles.
BTW you can't tell it but that 5 is really code for a 10!!!!!! thank you.
Response: I so enJOYed making that card and the snow on the bottom was an accident but worked better than what I had planned.... thank you so much for the 10 and heart hope to see you at the mailbox again soon......
Comment: The ATCs are just awesome & lovely! I would just mention that perhaps there could be a bit MORE of Magazine elements.Nevertheless, it's delightful art :) I love your envelope too. The owl is cute, & the entire effect is very nice!
Response: Thank you for the hearted 5! Had so much fun using the different pages.....Happy Swapping!!!
Comment: Hi, today a man came at my door with your envelope. It came to his house, 1 TOWN OVER! He lives at a completely different street name (you wrote my name and adress correctly). Weird isn't it? Im glad he brought it to me!
Response: Oh MY well that could be part of the explanation why I never received that other card.... thank you for the hearted 5!!! I always enJOY swapping with you.....
Comment: Katie, Thanks so much for sharing the vintage french advertisements with me! I have just the thing to add to your card. I hope it comes back to you ooh-la-lovely! = )
Response: Awwwwww I am so glad you liked the additions to your swap..... I enJOY swapping with you so much......Thank you for the hearted 5!!!! Can't wait to see the oooh la lovely card that will come home......
Comment: Thanks for an interesting polar bear in his/her zoo surroundings. The bear looks as if he/she were diving out to start a heat in a swim team race. Thanks for a great Z card--I found it hard to find many of the last few letters in the series even though I pulled out cards for nearly the whole alphabet when I joined the series. I was coming up with many things and ideas, but couldn't find a postcard for it. I would love doing another round next year so I could get the full alphabet since I missed a few letters along the way with this series. Then I could put them into a binder do display on coffee table now and then.
Response: Hope you did OK with the storm. Thank you for the hearted 5... I liked that card a lot too.......
Comment: Love this PC. I love the Yosimite National Park. I have been there as a child and want to take my hubby there who has never been. I talk about how much fun and how interesting the park is. He would love it. Thank you for a such a great childhood memory.
Response: So happy you like Yosemite .... I love the park and Ansel Adams also.....glad to spark a childhood memory.....big hugs.... thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Hi Katie received your swap and am very concerned about your situation there in Texas! Received your swap last night and I'm up today thinking of everyone there and all of what has gone on everywhere! You are in my prayers today and always! I'm so sorry to learn your old home flooded there in Houston! Oh my goodness! Ive been devasted to see all that people have gone thru and hte lives lost. I'm here for you! Will write you soon! Love swapping with you too! Sending love to Texas and all the areas that have been affected by the Hurricane! Thanks for your beautiful letter and again an amazing swap!
Response: Hi..... just back from Houston where there is just so much devastation...... so hard to imagine.... got more of my craft room out and some in the garbage as it was WET.....thank you for the hearted 5!!!! Take good care and big hugs.....
Comment: Very nice! Love the quote ... thanks for the extra beach paper... nice of you to go help in the flood disaster. So sad but also inspiring all the great strength of the state and others who have come to Houston to help!
Response: Hi... I love that quote and I love painting on ATC's...... Just in from being in Houston and wow it was devastating...... thank you so much for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: I apologize for the lateness of rating. The cat you sent me is really cute. Because of us coming up north for thee summer, it got forwarded,but then put in things to take back.im packing up things and came upon some swaps.
Response: Awww so glad you liked it.... thank you for the hearted 5... I enjoy these swaps so very very much........glad you had a good time up north
Comment: Love the butterfly ATC, the decorated envelope and project life cards. And I saw you read my profile - LOL "comment about rude people" ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–
Response: Yes... I always read profiles and try to create accordingly..... I am so glad you liked the butterfly... I had fun making that......and I like the life cards too....thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Hi Kate! Your letter and swap as well as a lovely note from you arrived today! Thank you! I loved what you created and will see what i will create. Am going on a week retreat into the mountains of Oregon and so that happens the first week of August. Will check adn see if there are swaps for the HD/HP pass and paste to sign up for. If not i will wait until the next one gets posted. This will be sent on and im grateful i can add to your postcard that comes back to you my dear! Have a great summer! Thank You!
Response: So glad it got you you.....oh wow enJOY the retreat....sounds wonderful...... and I am so glad you get to work on my card that will come back to me.....love your creations......Thanks so much for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank you so much for the bright green envelope with the happy scraptastic card in it (and more amazing goodies)! I love that you used pieces of wrapping paper from such a special occasion for my card! I love it!
Response: Awwww so glad you liked this "scrappy" card...... big hugs and thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: What a lovely set of ATC's! I love the apple, butterfly and citrus! Thank you so much! Thank you also for the sweet card that came with it... Many hearts for you!
Response: Can't wait to see what you have sent for ABC..... and wondering about the "thread" of them.... you are so clever..... I am glad you like mine..... Thanks so much for the many hearts....always enJOY being your partner......
Comment: It took me a while to figure out the lemon ATC. I had to turn to the back to find "citrus". Great idea. Love all the sparkle on the butterfly.
Response: so sorry ..... but sometimes having things be subtle are fun... Chelle got hers today also in the mail...... I enJOYed these.... will set up D E & F now...... Big hugs and thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: I love the beautiful black and white ATC you sent! Thank you so much ðŸ’œ. What a lot of work, so many layers! It is now a favorite all-time ATC of ones received! ðŸ™‚ðŸ’™ðŸ˜ThanksðŸ˜ðŸ’ðŸ™‚
Response: Awwwww I am so glad you liked the black and white ATC.... the gal just popped onto my radar and I KNEW she needed to be there and then other stuff came about also...... so glad you liked it and thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelope full of surprises! I love the green backgrounds you made and can't wait to create ATC's with them... Thank you for the stickers also, they're really sweet! Many hearts for you! <3
Response: Awww so glad you liked this... I had so much fun making them for you......thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: First: I love the envelope! Is it cra-pas or crayon and watercolor! = a great lookðŸ˜€. Then the card; perfect flower fairie! Just love it. Then the ATC, I love tulips. I was in Chicago last week and everything is in bloom but the tulips always grab me. There are so many varieties. I never get tired looking at them. I like to draw them too! Rose story will be posted soon.
Response: So happy you liked the swap I had so fun making it for you.... I love tulips also...... thank you for the hearted 5....can't wait to hear rose story......
Comment: Thanks for the I is for Indiana postcard. I used Indiana for my I card as well. My ex and I were in West Lafayette, IN, for 9 years. I liked West Lafayette and the university. I could have been a full time student all my life if only someone would have paid my bills and provided at least a small room to live in and space to cook my food. You seem to like Swap-Bot as much as I do. I have loved it and have learned so much from the ATCs, etc. that I have received over the years.I also love days when I get "happy mail." Happy Swapping!
Response: Hi Peggy..... so glad you liked the Indiana wildflowers...... I love wildflowers of any kind.....thank you for the hearted 5 and YES I love swap bot.......
Comment: Hello Katie! Your envelope and swap plus beautiful hearftelt letter arrived a few hours ago and now it is after midnight! LOVED your creative idea! Think it is very interesting and original! Thank you Katie and blessings to you for your love and kindness for your letter back to me! LOVE IT! You made my night and now early am. Ok have to rest now for a few hours! Sending you a hug! Thanks for your beautiful letter too!
Response: So glad you liked it.... I so enJOYed making it for YOU.... thanks so much for the hearted 5 and the FRIENDSHIP.....
Comment: What a great envelope! Thank you for the nice letter and coloring pages too. I am also native to Texas though I only lived a short period of time there. I was born in Denton and my family moved to Washington state when I was six. But my mom is from the Dallas area and my Dad is from Brownsville. Your travels sounds wonderful and congratulations on re connecting and marrying your husband. I love stories like that. Be well!
Response: So happy you liked everything... I had a blast doing this swap for you......thank you so much for the hearted 5....we live just about 9 miles south of Denton and I was born about 40 mi north of Brownsville.....small world!!! Happy swapping
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely, colourful swap! The ATC is now on my wall because I want to see it :D. And thank you for the extra postcards, really nice and beautiful ones, you are very kind!
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Response: Awww I am so glad you appreciated the ATC and the goodies...my pleasure to make them for you......THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful heartfelt ATC. This is an ATC that i will cherish. It means a lot. Thank you for sharing the Word. ox
Response: Awwww Valerie..... I am so happy that you liked it....... it meant something to me and I wanted to share it........ big hugs..... and thanks for cherishing it...... thanks also for the hearted 5!
Comment: Fun swap and great cards--loved your note and envie too, Katie! I have been to Taos and the Pueblo there--for some reason, having to pay an extra fee to register my camera left a sour taste in my mouth, but it is an interesting place.
Response: Hi and thanks for the hearted 5... I so love the Pueblo in Taos.... have been there numerous times and my grandmother was born in Tres Piedras......GLAD you liked the cards.... I had fun making this swap for you with hopefully cards you would like.....
Comment: And another great ATC with the mailbox and hedgehog and rainbows...so cute! I love the little robin on top of the mailbox also...
Thank you so much to share your gorgeous origami papers with me... And the envelope it all came in is stunning as always...love the clouds...the rain and the rainbow...
Love, love, love the whole package... Many hearts for you!
Response: So glad you liked your double rainbow made from your profile.... thank you for the many hearts... Love swapping with you.....
Comment: Aww...such a cute zentangled ladybug... I love the patterns you used and the glitter dots on the bugs back! Thank you for the extra play money also, so fun!
Wonderful swap...thank you so much!
Response: Thought of you with every tangle and I too love that little lady bug. Thanks for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Another fun card! Thanks so much for the washi, I've never seen that before. Thanks for the magazine page,that's fun! I love your envie too! Happy mail day!
Response: Awww happy rating day for me... I am glad you liked the washi I had just bought it and decided to share with you..... The card was fun to paint on....whatchooo gonna add??? Thanks for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hi Katie! Your sweet Valentine envie just arrived with adorable ATC and cool Zentangle sticker extras! I liked your chatty note too. Do you miss Belgium? Thanks for a fun swap--see you next time :)
Response: Hi....so glad you iiked the Europe Day Dreaming ATC.... Had a great time making it for you..... I really enJOYed my time in Belgium but am enjoying like in TX now.....Thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Katie, thank you so much for the beautiful February-themed ATC...I love it! And it was so sweet of you to send along the Asian book page and the beautiful geisha...thank you for reading my profile and sending something you knew I would enjoy. BTW, even your envelope is a piece of art...I've saved it to use in future swaps!
Response: Awwww.... I am so glad you liked it and the extras... .I love reading people's profiles and giving wanted things.....THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Love this card, everyone has a little devil in them, don't they. thanks for your contribution to my HD/HP card, it did turn out well! Have a Happy and Blessed 2017!
I forgot to thank you for the beautiful envie, loved it!
Response: I loved that little devil....and I had fun contributing to your HD/HP postcard what a fun idea!!!! Thanks for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for this gorgeous mandala card... I love the colors you used and there are so many details..I see something new every time I look at it....
For some reason it smells like the hot cinnamon candy... Memories...
Response: I am so glad you liked the mandala card.... I liked it also. it's amazing the card stock was sitting next to the Hot Tamales the cinnamon candy.....glad it still smelled..... happy swapping and thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Dear Katie, I LOVE the mail you've sent me!!!Gorgeous (stamped) envie, nice extra card & the ATC is so very nice! Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the effort you have taken to make and send me this <3 Ellen
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked the rubber stamped ATC.... I had fun making it for you..... fun swapping with you......thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Hi Katie! Received yourswap and what a gorgeous mandala it is! Wow I've put it up on my studio wall so I can see it daily. LOVE IT! Also loved the message on back too! Yes to having a new friend too! Thought the colors wereperfect and u picked up on spring colors which are my favorite as I am a spring kind of woman! Haha!
Response: I am so glad you liked the mandala postcard..... I had a blast making it for you.......and love having a new friend......thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: I love the texture on the background of the card. Something I have to try.
I found the magazine pages about the moon very interesting. The reason? There is a listing of "upcoming total solar eclipses". The last one listed is July 2009. I'm not really interested in astromomy but next August, 8-21-17, there is going to be another total solar eclipse & the path of it is going directly over the area where I live. "Ground zero" is less than10 miles from my home.
Response: HeLLo....and thank you for the hearted 5!!! The pages I sent you was from an old kids almanac... I love using fun facts..... happy swapping and see you at the mailbox......
Comment: Happy mailbox indeed! Just received my 7th item, thanks so much Katie. Fun postcards (one handmade!), handmade cards, fun goodies and a great letter. Not to mention each envelope was decorated in some way which I just love.
Response: I am so happy that my goodies made your mailbox happy and you alsoâ€¦â€¦ I love decorating envelopes and it was GREAT fun swapping with youâ€¦..Happiness alwaysâ€¦.Thank you so much for the hearted 5!!!!!
Comment: Thank you very much for this lovely Texas ATC! It's wonderful and I love it! Thank you also for the stamped images and the map of where you live now...And I think the stickers on your envelope are cute! Many hearts for you!
Response: Awwww thank you for the hearted 5 I so enJOYed making this TX style ATC for you.....woven red white and blue.....big HUGS......
Comment: Wow Kate, you really put a smile on my face with your kind note and fun extras. The map stationary ... well I don't know if I can use it. I might just put it under my pillow and occasionally take it out to softly pet it. I LOVE IT! Thanks so much!
Response: Awwww...thanks for your kinds words of appreciation....I so enJOYed getting this together for you.......thank you for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard! I can't believe how long it took to get here!! I love that you included so many things from my profile :) It definitely made me smile! Thank you again :)
Response: Sorry for the slow delivery... I had so much fun making it for you!! Thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hi Katie, thank you for your P&P postcard and copies of the Bermuda stamps. I hope you had a wonderful honeymoon.
Response: Hi Marissaâ€¦..THank you for the hearted 5â€¦.. glad you liked the cardâ€¦..hope you enJOY adding your ART to itâ€¦.the honeymoon continuesâ€¦.we are in Port Aransas nowâ€¦..I am listening to and watching the Gulf of Mexico!
Comment: Wow! What a gorgeous set of cards you have made me! I so love your artwork and am so excited to have received these 6 beauties of cards! You asked me which one is my favorite... well...they are all so different that I can call each one of them a favorite... Thank you so much for this wonderful swap! Many hugs & hearts for you Mamacita!
Response: awwwâ€¦.so glad you like them and YES they are all differentâ€¦ I had a great time making each and every oneâ€¦..thank you for the hearts and the 5!!!
Comment: Such a sweet set of ATC's! I love the one with the roses and the saying and the lace..and adore the green one with the bird... THANK YOU SO MUCH for making this such a special swap...it even came in an amazing envelope and with a beautiful card... Many hearts for you always!
Response: awww thanks for the many hearted 5! I am so glad you liked the ATCs I loved making them for youâ€¦..
Comment: Always love to receive from you...and these are another two great ATC's...
Sun on surf and sunflower... THANK YOU so much for these bright and colorful pieces of your special art! Many hearts and hugs to you!
Comment: Hey Katie, loved receiving the P&P PC today!! And the little extra goodies made it special, I DO have a favorite character to paint for you...Thanks for swapping!! (Now I just need to join another HD/HP Pass n Paste so I can get this on the road...=D
Response: Thanks for the hearted 5!!! & glad you liked it and have a character for meâ€¦.waitingâ€¦waiting waitingâ€¦...
Comment: Lovely card, I'll enjoy adding to it, I love flowers too, so I might come up with some kind of flower to add to this cute card! Thanks for the baby quotes,very sweet of you!Love your flower on the envie!
Response: Awww thanks for the hearted 5 and liking the flowersâ€¦ I love tulipsâ€¦.and Chelle loves dandelionsâ€¦â€¦ fun fun fun swapsâ€¦...
Comment: I'm bound to like this because when I was dating my ex husband in the late 70s, we loved the song rose colored glasses. Patrick and I are good friends. Anyway I love that you used a different dictionary than others, mine was a boring old dictionary, I thank you so much for the photos, and I loved your envelope
Response: Awwww thank you for the hearted 5 and I am so glad that you liked this swapâ€¦. I liked the way it turned outâ€¦â€¦ I love painting on my enviesâ€¦ thanks for noticing!!!!
Comment: 3+ years and finally getting a rating to you! I do feel bad and I am embarrassed about it also. I have been on an emotional roller coaster and I am hoping that it has finally came to an end. Life is not always fair. But we will survive! A while back, I promised myself to make right all the people and ATC's I have neglected to complete. It has been bugging me, as this has never been how I usually handle things. A few days late possibly, but always completed. I am so sorry about this and I do hope that this long awaited rating, will bring your paperwork to a 100% close at for anything I still owe you. If there is something else that you are missing from me, please let me know asap. Again ... Sorry!!!
Response: Thank you for the ratingâ€¦. wow I can relate to the roller coaster lifeâ€¦.been living that myself. Thank you for making this right I love making cards for peopleâ€¦. I hope you liked the ones I made for youâ€¦. sending you well wishes for not only surviving but THRIVINGâ€¦.. hugs and HAPPY SWAPPINGâ€¦.. thank you for rating
Comment: Pretty colorfull background, I'm looking forward to make something with it.
Thank you for the gelprintings, the dinosaurs are cute. It's fun to do isn't it.
Response: So glad you liked the geli prints I really LOVE doing them and I am glad you liked the background. I enjoyed making it and look forward to see what it will come home looking likeâ€¦.what are you going to add???? Sending hugs and Happy swapping! THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thanks for passing and for the Moomin stuff! My DIL loved the girl! Hope you enjoyed your Finnish friends, my Grandparents are from Finland, I have never been there though. Good job on this swap, Katie! = ) â™¥
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked the Finnish Moomin hand carved stamped piecesâ€¦.. I love them! Thank you for the hearted 5â€¦I swap with you again soonâ€¦ I have some more stuff for you! Happy Swappingâ€¦..
Comment: I love getting you for a partner too! Thanks for the Marvelous Music and Magnificent Map ATC.
Response: Happy you liked the music and maps renditionâ€¦.. I hope we get to exchange postcards sometime I just bought one for you here in Ann Arborâ€¦we are travelingâ€¦..THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: You are such a great partner...you are the best... The envelope is great with the washi tape and the butterfly stamps... inside I find the sweetest journal page...made especially for me... and the cutest stickers and notepaper...
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I love it all....
Response: Awwwww shucksâ€¦. I am so glad you liked itâ€¦.. thank you for the hearted 5â€¦â€¦ enJOY!
Comment: you are the SWEETEST! i LOVE the card with the mum + bump and dad kissing and the congrts <3 we have it up on our display book shelve it's so cute, thank you, my partner likes it too! i also love my ATC- the very hungry caterpillar was my favourite as a child & is what we are planning to theme the nursery! i HAVE to display this ATC somewhere... i might frame it for the wall :) <3
Response: OH wow I am so happyâ€¦.. I so enJOY making things for you! & so happy that the hungry caterpillar was a favorite of yours I just had that feeling! Thank you for the 5 with heart! See ya around in mailbox soon.
Comment: Beautiful atc's. I love the ideas you used, the letters for the word 'spring', lovely chinese text, wonderful illustrations, loved it all! Many thanks :-)
Response: I am so gladâ€¦.. I started the backgrounds before partners were chosen and then I realized I had used DUTCH and here you are Dutchâ€¦â€¦ I so enJOYed making these for youâ€¦..thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Hi Katie,
I loved the theme of this pass and paste so much, I worked on it as soon as I received it. Thanks also for the lovely fairy stickers, they are my colors and I can hardly wait to use them. Thanks for a great swap! :)
Response: Hiâ€¦. I am so glad that you liked the THEME of thisâ€¦. I did tooâ€¦. I am glad you like the little fairy stickersâ€¦.they reminded me of youâ€¦..thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: thank you! i love this frog & flea. how random LOL but i love it, made me laugh. also like to see the gelli plate print, i like the colours of it & the owl and star patterns. :) will swap soon most definitely... xx
Response: I just loved the little poem about the Frog and Fleaâ€¦.. and the illustrationâ€¦.. glad you liked the atcâ€¦..and the gelli plate goodiesâ€¦..Hugs and happy swappingâ€¦.. thanks so much for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thank you for your fun card with a REAL twist! I used to grow Meyer lemons on my island tropical fruit farm. Love the dancing couple! The gypsy wagon reminds me of the Bulgarian circus I spent time with many moons ago.
Response: Awwwwâ€¦. I am so glad that you liked the lemon twist with a real twist and a dance TWIST haha.. love the Gypsy Wagon I would love to travel with a Bulgarian Circusâ€¦we are folk dancers and love Bulgarian and Gypsy dancesâ€¦. Happy Swapping and THANK YOU for the hearted 5!
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS....How to say thank you for this incredible package?? Such a sweet note...absolutely awesome masks...Easter surprises...mini stamps and a super cool cowboy stamp and a cowboy boot stamp.... I love it all...just love it... THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
Response: Awwwwwâ€¦. and isn't it amazing that we received our packages on the SAME DAY, but you mailed yours so long agoâ€¦ Well I am happy it is hereâ€¦. Thank YOU for liking all the stuff loved getting it together for youâ€¦. Thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Oh my, what a great ATC and notecard. Thank you so much for the personal work. I really appreciate it. Enjoy the book. There are about 40 official Oz books. We read them all to our children when they were young. We also joined the International Wizard of Oz Society and took the kids to Oz gatherings.
Response: Oh I am so happy that you liked itâ€¦.when I read your profile I KNEW what flower I had to drawâ€¦.so enjoying the book savoring it rather than quickly reading itâ€¦.. WoW Wizard of Oz Societyâ€¦.never heard of oneâ€¦..THANK YOU for the hearted 5!
Comment: What a fantastic envelope! Thank you thank you thank you for personalizing everything! Of course I love the Dinosaur ATC and the Halloween goodies! That rocket paper is super cute too!
<3<3<3 Thank you again and hugs!
Response: awww so glad you liked itâ€¦ I had fun putting it together for YOU. Thank you for the hearted 5! Happy Swappingâ€¦..
Comment: Another lovely swap package I received from you today... The ATC is SO COOL! I love the easel and your flower painting on it... The postcard is great! Can't wait to use the wall paper on the gelli...Many hearts for you... Thanks a million, you made my day!!
Response: Awwwww I am so glad you liked the E asel ATCâ€¦. I had fun making it for youâ€¦. and the goodiesâ€¦.Thank YOU for all the heartsâ€¦.love swapping with you!!!
Comment: WOW! Thanks so much for a GORGEOUS card! I love the butterflies of course and the stitching. I've not tried gelli-plating wax paper but the effect is really nice. Thanks for the butterfly postage as well as the extras. *heart*heart*heart*
Response: Awwwwâ€¦. I am so glad you liked the round cardâ€¦ I had a great time making it for you but then realized it would never survive the MAILâ€¦. so used the USED stamps to make it look ilke it hadâ€¦. THANK YOU FOR the hearts~~~~
Comment: Your PC Blank slate is made from a girl scout cookie box! You know what that means?? It will be great without me drawing on it already! lol... Thank you! I will start working on your PC tonight :)
Response: I love GIRL SCOUT COOKIES I will be looking forward to whatever you ADD to itâ€¦..THANK YOUâ€¦..
Comment: Your postcard arrived and was really cool-glitter and all. (I only say no glitter because so many times it comes off the card and gets on everything). Yours was way cool. Wish I could get the hang of gelli-plate. Mine always come out looking like a blob!! Thanks.
Response: Awww I am so glad you liked itâ€¦ I had made it BEFORE I was able to read your profileâ€¦. but I try to use glitter that doesn't "shed"â€¦.. I am having so much fun with my gelli plateâ€¦.. I love the way the yellow worked on the wax paperâ€¦.THANK YOU so much for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: Thanks for a fun card! We have been lucky with a very mild winter here. We have cherry and other trees blooming as well as daffodils and crocus for the last few weeks. If it were not so bad back east we would be pointing and laughing at them!
Response: Awww thanks for the hearted 5 I am so glad you liked the cat with the mouseâ€¦â€¦ I had fun making that card for youâ€¦..Happy Swappingâ€¦..
Comment: I love that little cat so much! Thank you for sharing your art with me.
Response: Not sure where my response wentâ€¦.. I am so glad you liked the little white catâ€¦.. I had fun making it for youâ€¦.thank you for the hearted 5â€¦. sorry about the confusion about the traveling pig I was on the wrong swapâ€¦. HUGS and so good to find another Cottey Girl on here!
Comment: Great postcard-like how you used two different books to illustrate a similarity-thanksfor sharing
Response: Hi! & thank you for the hearted 5 I bought the Wizard of Oz book to use the pictures and then ended up reading it on Skype to my adopted daughter in Holland & then I saw the scarecrow in the Beatrix Potter book and VOiLA'â€¦.. glad you liked it! I had fun making itâ€¦..
Comment: Fabulous...wonderful...gorgeous...AMAZING ATC...C for cowgirl boots & chaps... You know me so well...and you made it perfect.. It came in the most beautiful mail art envelope too! Wish I could give you many many hearts for this thoughtful swap... Thank you so much for making my day...I love you!
Response: Awwww shucksâ€¦.thankxxxx for the hearted 5â€¦. I do know you and had a BLAST making the Cowgirl boots and chaps for you! Love you too!!!
Comment: Oh La, La! I love the ATC you stamped and painted for me:-) Very colorful and thoughtful. I was impressed also with the card you sent along with the ATC....great idea. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Response: Oooooh la la â€¦..so happy you liked the I love Paris ATC and swapâ€¦.. I had so much fun with it had just gotten those rubber stamps and saw your profile and VOILA' the idea struckâ€¦. Thank you for the hearted 5!!!
Comment: What a great idea you had to use an old black & white photo--I love it! Thanks for making this a fun swap.
Response: Ohâ€¦. I am so glad you liked Remembering Margaretâ€¦.. I had fun working on the old photo coloring it etc and making the PC for youâ€¦.. Thank you very much for the hearted 5! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Katie, it's stunning!! Absolutely stunning. The colors are gorgeous!! And thank you very much for the note explaining your technique! I'm super new to art journals, as in, this will be my first page!! The bee was a lovely personal touch that made my day. And I would LOVE to hear your adoption Postcrossing story!!
Response: Awwwwâ€¦ I am NEW into journal pages alsoâ€¦..I am so glad you liked my attempt to make 3 different kindsâ€¦â€¦ I love that bee and was so happy to add it! Thank you very much for the hearted 5â€¦.. hope we meet at the mailbox againâ€¦..
Comment: Katie, thank you for such a nice atc. Love my extras, the lace & ribbon are being use as we speak for a new atc. The handmade card is lovely, the puzzle piece comes in handy and the letter paper is beautiful! Thank you for your letter and yes, some people are so dense. Thank you for sending me some peace & a smile. God bless you.
Response: Awwwwâ€¦. thank YOU for the hearted 5!!! And if this brought you some PEACE and a SMILE I am smiling tooâ€¦.. I had so much fun making this for youâ€¦ sending another HUGâ€¦. and see ya at the mailbox again I sure hope!!!
Comment: I received your card two days ago already a have meant to rate you ever since...sorry bout it... I love the card, it's cheerful, festive and fun...many thanks and happy holidays to you and your loved ones!
Response: ah thanksâ€¦so glad you liked it I had fun making itâ€¦.was a bit of a CHALLENGEâ€¦. I love the sayingâ€¦â€¦and the PINK HANDS
Thank you so much for the hearted 5 and HaPPy HoLiDaYs to ya'll too!!!!
Comment: Katie thanks so much for the super cute postcard for the letter G. There are some really neat and interesting clippings on there! I especially like the guitarist line drawing, and the gypsy guitarist with a guard dog. And I'm actually going to make the GYPSIES cookies. The recipe looks yummy. I'll leave you a message on your profile page when I do to let you know how they turned out. I have several cookie monsters to feed!
Response: This was a GREAT SWAP and I had fun for DAYS looking for things with a G and you said you liked cooking I believe... and I have this vintage cookbook with the Gypsy Cookiesâ€¦.. Thank you for your kind words and the hearted 5â€¦. I actually think the dog was a Guide dogâ€¦.not sure why I wrote guard dog haha guess I felt the need to be guardedâ€¦.. happy swapping and HUGSâ€¦.
Comment: Your card is so cute and you would not believe how well it goes with another card from this swap. It is a Momma saying go outside and play. Thank you for the unique playing card and the tiny vintage cards.
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked it I thought it turned out cuteâ€¦. I enjoy swapping with youâ€¦. & glad you liked the unique card I thought it was a beautiful set! Thank you for the hearted 5â€¦ I always put my <3 into swaps it's nice to be appreciated. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Love it. I like how you hand drawn it. Thanks for the hand drawn christmas card and envie, too and the lace.
Response: I am so glad you liked itâ€¦. I get to send to you the snow man alsoâ€¦. I hope you like it too! Thank you so much for the hearted 5â€¦ I always put my heart into my creationsâ€¦.. be watching your mailboxâ€¦..
Comment: Another beautiful card with lace! Love it! My cards are going to make an awesome banner. :) Love the extra's too. Thanks so much!
Response: Awwwwâ€¦ once again I am happy you liked itâ€¦. I had so much fun making the lace ATC's and adding the extrasâ€¦. THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!! Happy Swapping and hope we pass in the mailbox againâ€¦.
Comment: What a beautiful ATC! I love the stamp you used and know it is such a special one! I love the Christmas decorations on there too...and YAY... I have a tree original from you now :-) Thank you so much for this amazing swap!
Response: Awwwww this was a FUN SWAP and I LOVED making the flying SANTA for youâ€¦â€¦. Thank you for the hearted 5!!! When is the next one???
Comment: Thanks for the lovely forest PC! I hope you had a nice time when you visited Ithaca!
Response: So glad you liked the forsest postcardâ€¦. I found it to be really tranquilâ€¦. I really enjoyed Ithaca & would love to visit again sometimeâ€¦â€¦ Happy swapping and thank you for the hearted 5!
Comment: Thank you Katie for a fantastic PC. I love all the "Gs" you pointed out on the card. : )
Response: AWWWWW so glad you liked that cardâ€¦. I love Mexico and when I saw you liked Ginger Snaps I KNEW there had to be some Ginger there in Guerrero Market some placeâ€¦..Thank you so much for the hearted 5!!!!
Comment: Katie Katie! So sorry for the late rating--I was readying for my San Fran trip and time got away from me! I LOVED your adorable envie! I loved the little "pockets" of decoration--most especially that cute little bat stamp! Thank you very much for the envie and the goodies inside.
Response: Awwwwâ€¦. thank you so much for the hearted 5â€¦. we have had some trouble with mail and I was worried that maybe something had happened to itâ€¦.. I am glad you liked itâ€¦. I always enjoy decorating an envieâ€¦â€¦Happy Swappingâ€¦. have you been now or going to SF??? EnJOY!!!
Comment: Oh my what a supercool Christmas card! The first one for this year and I am so excited... you made it so special for me and I love love love it! Thank you for an amazing package...it's wonderful!!
Response: Thank u for the hearted 5! I am so glad u liked this swap i so loved making it for u!!!
Comment: great card, thanks. I can see you went to a lot of trouble.
Response: My favorite PART of swapping is to read a profile and then try to match the swap to be something someone would want and I felt like you might want this as a postcardâ€¦.. HUGS! Thank you for the hearted 5!!! I appreciate thatâ€¦.. hope our paths cross againâ€¦ I wanna be the receiver! hehe
Comment: Great start to my Christmas word-I have done some zentangle and am trying to do more to make it more relaxing. Thanks for the wonderful extras-great photos-postcard and dictionary page. You decorated the envelope with such fun skeletons and designs and then I'll have to give you credit for sending my first Christmas card of the season! Happy Halloween!
Response: Awwww shucksâ€¦.. I am so glad you liked it allâ€¦. I have fun making this swap for YOU! Thank you for the hearted 5! oh wow and a first Christmas card it's coming uP fast!!!!!
Comment: Cute! Your card looks very similar to mine! LOL
Response: I enJOYed making it and I liked it when it was doneâ€¦.. mine will come to me from Finland so will be interesting to see what it looks likeâ€¦..THANK YOU for the hearted 5!!! and happy Swapping!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the letter. It's always fun to read some chitchat about pets, they brighten our lives. Mikeys birth storey is miracle. I'm glad he made it and now has a nice family. Hope you enjoy each other many more years.
Response: We are still loving this boy, but having some very bad horrible nights with himâ€¦.. there are possums that have decided to move into the neighborhood and he is a HUNTER so he wants to sleep all day and BARK and CHASE all nightâ€¦. I am so glad you liked his storyâ€¦.and yes he really is a Miracleâ€¦.. and we hope for many more years of fun and laughterâ€¦.. Thank you for the hearted 5!!! AND happy swappingâ€¦.
Comment: Hey Katie, you must love Halloween. Thanks for all the nice postcards, and for decorating your envelope and note card. I am going to use the two ends of the note card for a Halloween projects. Great stuff.
Response: Awwwwâ€¦.so glad you like itâ€¦ I do like certain aspects of Halloweenâ€¦.the fun parts not the scary stuffâ€¦. I have fond memories of Halloween as a kid growing upâ€¦â€¦ THANK YOU for the hearted 5â€¦ I am glad you liked the postcards and that you got the humor in the fall color oneâ€¦.. Happy Swappingâ€¦.
Comment: Hi Katie! Thank you for the great card and the sweet moomin extras! :)â™¡â™¡â™¡â™¡
Response: I love reading profiles and trying to send extras that folks will really wantâ€¦. the" little my" stamp on the back of the envie was CARVED for me!!! it's handmade and I love itâ€¦.. Thank you for the hearted 5â€¦.& happy SWAPPINgâ€¦..
Comment: You are so sweet. Thank you so very much for the adorable note cards. They are almost too nice to send, however, I have several friends who will love to get one in the mail. No, I have not used Gelatos. I have heard of them tho. Tell me about them!
Response: Awwwwâ€¦.. Thank you for the hearted 5â€¦. I had so much fun making the cards for youâ€¦.and since your birthday is the 14th and my mama's was tooâ€¦. Happy swapping!!!