Comment: Eeee!!! I'm so excited I got the little Dia De Los Muertos girl! You did an amazing job!! All those fancy stitiches (all I know is back-stitch so far XD)! Thank you so very much! I can't wait to frame her! <3
Response: Whew! I'm so glad you love her. I TOTALLY wanted to keep her, haha! That's how I know I did a good job! The fancy stitches are not difficult. I just google embroidery stitches, lol!
Comment: Thankyou for these. I lookforward to adding the centre. I will try to remember to take a pic for you once they are complete. :)
Response: I'm glad you like them. After the ones j received (gorgeous!!) I'm afraid mine are a bit childish. I'm fairly new to tangling so I'm glad they're not too terrible. Thanks for the heart, can't wait to see the finished product!
Comment: . Thanks for the really pretty Solstice images. I simply adore butterflies so I really enjoyed the first one with all the butterflies and nature. The Bee Goddess one was quite interesting as well. I find I learn a lot about people from these ADPG swaps.
Response: You're welcome. And thanks for the heart. I think you're right about learning a lot about people. Boiling likes down to 3-5 pictures makes us distill our essence to share.
Comment: Michelle, I love your pink atc. Thank You!! I also really like the light wash you used on your card. I have not used the wash technique in a while but when I do every card I make that month is washed. : )
Response: Thanks Bev, I'm so glad you like it. I have to admit, every card I made that day had a wash! Haha! Happy swapping.
Comment: I got your octopus in the mail today and it's awesome! I love the ink! I also had a blonde moment and was wondering what state was HI. Bahaha I bet Hawaii is such an awesome place to live!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! That was an "I don't want to send thiiiiiiiiisss!!!!" Atc. :-) so I'm really thrilled that you enjoy. Hand haha, yep, HI is a great place to live. Lots of sunscreen!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful pics you sent! The fairy pic really does express the life in summer well. I, too, really like the pic with the hare and your thoughts regarding the moon on this day of sun, especially as the moon reflects the light. And the bee goddess is wonderful!
Response: You're so very welcome! I'm really glad you enjoyed them. Happy Solstice and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow. just wow. Your card was amazing! So amazing! One of the best homemade postcards I've ever gotten.
you really owned this swap, made it yours, and excelled. For just joining, you're like a pro.
Response: Wow right back!! Thank you so much for that wonderful comment!! I had a great time making your card.m, stampies are one of my favourite things to make. Thank you so much for the heart and even more for the high praise. Happy 200,000th!
Comment: HI Michelle, Yes that was funny that you got me twice in a row for the pony ATC swaps! I love the rainbow dash you created for me and am sure my granddaughter will love it. I loved the background, so creative. These My Little Pony swaps are becoming my favorite swaps right now.
Response: I'm so glad you like it!! I think I'm starting to love these MLP swaps too, I know my daughter is!! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the very beautiful card you sent me. I'm sorry for the late rating I have been in hospital and somehow your envelope never made it to me and got put in an odd place in our house. Many appologise. ðŸ’–
Response: Oh my goodness! Don't think twice about it. I hope you're feeling MUCH better than when you were in hospital. Thanks for the heart and the rating. =)
Comment: michelle! this set looks finished...what a great job...i'll have to work to add to it and not lose the steampunk feel>...thanks so much...great job...glad i'll get one eventually...thanks again for the note as well...
Response: Yay! I'm glad you like them. Don't worry about the steampunk-ness, just go wherever you're moved to go. I love your work so it will be great! Jams are the best, aren't they?
Comment: Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for the great Twilight Sparkle ATC, I love it and am sure my granddaughter will love it too! Hey you get to send to me for Rainbow Dash also. I hope I get to send you a pony ATC at some point.
Response: I'm glad you like the ATC! I just sent Rainbow Dash today. =) Wouldn't it be funny if ALL of mine go to you? If I had known I was going to send you more than one I'd have made the backgrounds match or something, haha. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much, the whole pocket letter is full of awesomeness! I especially love the carved stamp, you did a really great job here! :) Also, the back of the letter is so cute, I love Tim Burton! I really wish I could give you more than just one heart! :)
Response: Whew! These international letters make me so NERVOUS!! I'm glad you liked it. =) That stamp was FUN to make.
Comment: Came in from a big RAIN to find your packageâ€¦..and WOW I love my journal page you made for meâ€¦â€¦ My favorite part is the baby wipe cloudsâ€¦..so soft and prettyâ€¦..and of course Leaning Tower of Pisaâ€¦.was just there last summerâ€¦. Thank you for a great swap!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad that you like the page! And what a good guess on my part with the Leaning Tower. I'm pretty envious that you were just there! Thanks for the heart.
I love it!!! So very clever, and all the goodies were wonderful. It was an absolute pleasure reading your letter. A new home is so exciting! From Michigan to HI, you are one gutsy couple. Cheers to you.
Thank you so much.
Response: Hooray! I'm so glad you liked it. I'm sorry for the delay, I underestimated postage the first time. A new home is very exciting, and a LOT of signing my life away, lol. You're so welcome. And thank you for the heart.
Comment: Michelle what a lovely card. I am a stamp addict so i can totally relate to your excitement over the stamp you used for the background. I have been using a distressing stamp set from Tim Holtz a lot lately. Seems its my go to set in the last month. My other bazillion stamps are jealous. Thank you again for a unique take on Marie.
Response: You're so welcome! I'm glad you also enjoy stamps, so you understand my giddiness. I'm trying hard not to buy a TON of Tim Holtz stuff. I dont' know how much longer I can hold off, haha! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hi Michelle! THANK you for the nice letter. It's a struggle for me to find things to write about that I think others would find interesting. I guess I over think it. I love how you did each pocket differently, like an ATC. That IS alot of work, but so worth the result. So fun to add Hawaii to my collection. Thank you so much! <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked it Star. I'm still getting the hang of pocket letters so I tend to err on the side of "too much". Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I received your journal already. But it's larger and heavier than the swap rule...(max. size is 5x7, around 2 - 3 ounces) :(
Response: I'm glad it got there quickly, but you're right it was MUCH too heavy. We will find a solution, I got a message from the coordinator and I promise that I will make things right. Thanks for rating a 5 when you really didn't have to!
Comment: Aloha Michelle! Thank you for the pc you sent of the altered "apapane" bird. I love it and it came through the post just find,glitter all in-tact. It's lovely and your printing is awesome! Happy spring swapping :)xx
Response: I'm so glad the card made it and that you like it. Happy swapping and thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hello stranger. Love the ATC. I'm starting to get less interested in swaps. Guess my brain is on vacation. But, I'm still signed up for some. Maybe this too shall pass. Thanks again and hope to swap with you again.
Response: Im glad you like it Sami. I hope you get interested in swaps again or find another creative outlet, your ATCs are beautiful! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I am sorry but you are NEVER getting these back! TOO unique. JK! But wow what a great background. I will send you a message to let you know who I sent them off to, so you can expect a return. Thanks so much.
Response: Haha, I'm so glad you like them Heather!! I can't wait to see what you jam onto them! The more the better.
Comment: I spent waaaaay too long trying to open the envelope you sent. A little embarrassed that I thought "I open at the close" was a hint how to open the envelope and didn't realize it was part of the book page. Anyways, the ATC's were great. I love the Jebs you drew. :D I would love to swap again sometime, and tell you the long story of the Jeb.
Response: Lol, I'm SO sorry about that. It did occur to me about the Open at the Close thing, but not until I had let the envie go into the blue post box. So sorry!! But. Super glad to hear that you liked the ATCs. Those Jebs were about as fancy as my drawing skills get, haha. I'd love to swap again sometime. Just let me know.
Comment: OMG! Thank you sooooo much!! This pocket letter so far is my favorite and will most likely be my favorite! It means so much to me that you payed attention to that much detail! I love it sooo much! I would love to swap again sometime after Saturday with you if you want ^.^ Thank you so much!!
Response: You're very welcome! Wow!! I love that I hit the mark so well! I'd love to swap again sometime, just send me a message.
Comment: Oh wow...what a gorgeous journal page! I love it! I love the colors...and the hot air balloons are so cool... Thank you for making this personal and special! I love rounded corners!! Thank you for a fabulous swap!!
Response: I'm SO glad that you like it!! I love how they came out. (I made two of the same and kept one, SO glad that I did!!) your profile was really inspiring so it was super easy to make a page for you. I'm so glad you like it.
Comment: Thanks so much for the excellent beach theme ATC! I am very proud to add it to my collection! I absolutely love that you used real sand and included the name of the beach you collected it from! :)
Response: I'm so happy you like it!! And you're very welcome. I thought adding in where I got the sand would be a nice touch, you can even google earth it and see where the park is!
Comment: That is so sweet that you let your little one craft with you (: I used to make ATC's with my nieces when I would baby sit them. The cards they made were precious. I am fascinated by your big ol' chunky ATC's. I have never seen ones that thick before. How on earth do you store them?
Response: GREAT swap @oblivionspin! Rose looooove to craft. Although, because she's 2 it usually sounds like "Rosey crapping!!" lol Right now for storage on the chunky ATCs I just have them sitting on a shelf. I'm thinking maybe hubs can make a shadow box?
Comment: Aloha Michelle. LOL...I agree with your note. Well, maybe if I looked like that I wouldn't have to dust. I'd could make my hubby pay for a maid. But she would have to be an ugly maid...lol! I really love your ATC. Quite adorable. Can't go wrong with pin-ups :)
Response: I'm glad you like her! And agreed, if I looked like that I would NOT be dusting!
Comment: Yay...smiling as I do my happy dance :-) I love the fashion take on these ATCs and that you put the same message on them really ties them together. Thank you for the HK goodies too :-) I think another swap would be good...I'll set one up soon and let you know.
Response: I'm so glad you like them Cherri! And the HK goodies too. I got more but they didn't fit in the envie, lol. So I'll just hold them for next time. I'm ready for a swap when you are!
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thanks for the ATC! I love the art style you used. Reenie is such a pain, but she certainly does grow on you! She ended up being one of my favorite characters as well. =) Maybe one day you WILL find that awesome woodblock. All the best!
Response: Haha, agreed, she is a pain. But an endearing one! Fingers crossed for finding that woodblock. My hopes aren't high. :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Map ATC. It was such a creative way to use maps! I will write a separate letter to you to answer your questions about crafting with your daughter. Thanks for asking!
Response: You're so welcome! I very much look forward to your letter!!
Comment: So glad to finally be on the receiving end with you again. This ATC did not disappoint...lovely work as usual. Can't wait to see what you do for our Paris swap...just sent mine out to ya. Thank you my friend :-)
Response: Gah! You're so far ahead of me!! I'm glad you like the Queen. I spent extra time and tried new techniques because I knew I could with you. ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Michelle--I will send you a photo in the next day or two of how your little swap arrived. It was at the bottom of my mailbox today in four soggy pieces. Happily the ATC was dry in its cover, and your note, though in pieces, was stuck inside the envelope bits, and should be separable/readable when it dries. I love the penguin card you did--can't wait to display it with my other bird ATCs. All the little touches are so lovely--the vintage penguin image, snowflake paper, the Latin name, the charming English name stamp. Thank you so much! Sorry the post office here in Blizzardlandia was so rough.
Response: Oh my goodness!!! I have seen the USPS be rough with mail before but dang!!! Dropping it in the snow and stomping on it?!? How lucky that the ATC made it through though. I guess this is a PSA for those little plastic baggies!! I'm glad that you like it. I don't think the note was that important, just babbling about how I like book page ATCs and the Latin names for things. :-) fingers crossed that this was your one bad USPS experience for the year!!
Comment: **high fives you** This card is so awesome! I did Maleficent too! XD We had the same idea! Oh my name is short for Rachelle! My mom's name was actually Michelle lol Thank you again for the wonderful atc I love Maleficent <3
Response: Thanks for the â¤ï¸ and the high fives!! Maleficent just seems like she should be steampunk, right?!? I'm glad you like her! Tell your Mom I love her name, lol.
Comment: yes! so happy I got your state set again...they are really so representative and well done...I am putting all four in my book together...thanks for the extras...and i'll send jams if you do as well...p.s. that paper the envelope was made from is so nice...thanks for all
Response: I'm so happy you're so happy! When I saw your name I was thrilled. I'm glad you like everything. I can't wait to swap again!!
Comment: Reminds me of the 'Are you my mommy' Dr. Who episode, which creeped me out so much I stopped watching Dr. Who for a couple years.
Response: Now that you mention it, me too! That was one of the first Doctor episodes I watched and I almost thought, "this stuff is not for me!" But I persevered. Still, I don't watch that episode on reruns, lol!
Comment: Thank you Michelle for another beautiful ATC, y the way I loved your ALOHA ink stamp on your envelope, it's charming.
Christmas with my baby girl was incredible, and yes, my sons did great, it was such a surprise. Happy Valentine's to you my dear.
Response: You're so welcome Lisa! I'm really glad you liked it and I'm glad you had a great Christmas. That Aloha stamp is from Walmart!!
Comment: Hello again friend! I received your parcel and have to just say thank you! I love the one with the pressed flowers, I might have thought about it eventually but I'm glad I don't have to wait now! Your selection was spot on, for a senders choice you went above and beyond. hearts for you!
Response: I'm so glad you like them Fry!! I was hoping I had hit the mark. Thanks for the heart! And watch your mailbox because there are more headed your way from me. ðŸ˜Š
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and personal note. I have been to Maui 3 times and Kauai twice.
I am going to see Billy Joel in NYC in October. We bought tickets this morning. I can't even believe it!
Hope to swap with you again!
Response: Oh I'm so glad it arrived!! I must have written the wrong address the first time!! Have fun at the concert, how exciting! And you're ahead of me in the Maui category, we haven't been yet!
Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for the very beautiful and creative ATC. I agree, the best ATCs are the ones we don't want to let go of, and I can see why you were tempted to hold on to this one :) Thanks so much!!
Response: Yay Shannon! I'm so glad you like it. The worst is when you love an ATC you made and your partner is meh about it. Thanks for the â¤ï¸
Comment: Very sassy indeed! It's not hard to tell that this Winter pinup girl is VERY cold ;-) She is adorable and I love her. Although I image in never gets that cold in HI. Lucky you! Thanks again for an adorable ATC.
Response: I'm glad you like it Gina, thanks. And no, it never does get that cold here!
Comment: Oh Michelle, I absolutely love the owl atc can not stop looking at it thank you so much and the Christmas one will be great addition to my christmas acts, thank you very much ðŸ˜ðŸ’œðŸ˜ðŸ’œðŸ’œ
Response: Whew!! I'm so glad to hear it Katie! I love making profile based ATCs but I'm always on pins and needles to see if I actually read my partner right.
Comment: See, I LOVE everything doctor who... I don't have any specifics! But... LOVELY atc! It's so beautiful! Gahhhhhh! My bf will definitely love it too once I show it to him! :D thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! And extra glad because I have you again for another Doctor swap. I know what you mean about not really having specifics. I mean, who could choose!?! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Oh my Michelle I love this card!!!! The image is so cute and I love the cute wording. You are so right, it doesn't need another thing the picture and wording says it all its just perfect :). I have two boys they are grown now but a boy and his dogs is so speciall. Thank you so much! ðŸ¶
Response: Wow Katie!! I'm super glad you liked it! And wow!! Thank you for the great comments.
Comment: This terrific atc couldn't be more to my liking if I'd made it myself... Love the background and image although the wrasse was my favorite when I used to snorkel... The parrotfish was so interesting... Missing it all...thanks so much ..loved the note and notepaper!
Response: Wow, Kathryn, you're spoiling me! I'm so glad you like it! I'll be on the lookout for a wrasse when we snorkel again. (First I'll google it so I know what to look for...)
Comment: Love it. Thank you for making it to fit in my book but it is so pretty that now it is on an easel in my bookcase so I can see it. I love the washi tape on it too. Never saw any like it before. .
Response: I'm so glad you like it Judith! I love that washi tape as well. I think I ordered it on Amazon.
Comment: Sorry for the late rate! I meant to do this waaay earlier! Anyways, thank you SO much for the fantastic ATC. I love it. <3 You draw really well. So happy to have your steampunk Ariel in my collection!
Response: No worries. I'm glad you like her! I was a bit nervous sending YOU a pin up, lol. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Such an adorable ATC. I thought it was cute when I seen this on flickr before I received it, but I must say, it looks so much cuter in person! Thank you! I love it! <3 **Bucket full of hearts!!**
Response: Whew! So glad you like it. You know, since it's YOUR group and all! Thanks for hosting.
Comment: LOVE this atc, my favorite princess and how cool she is, man its awesome. You stated in your note it was something different for you to try, well it turned out great, you can tell there is alot of effort and love put into it. Thank you so much
Response: I'm so, SO glad you like her Kitty! Aerial translates into steampunk SO well. The drawing part took me foreeeeeevvvvvveeeeerrrrr and I agonized over it. But maybe I should draw more. Thanks for the heart and the kind words!
Comment: Hi Michelle! I love the Vintage Valentine ATC you sent!! Love the truly vintage valentine and the bookpage background and heart stamp. I am a huge fan of anything vintage and this was a fun swap. Thanks for making such a sweet, special card for me:-) Nan
Response: I'm so glad you like it Nan! I also love vintage so it's fun to make them! I get so happy when my partner likes vintage!! Are you in the Vintage Cafe group? TONS of great swaps in there.
Comment: Wow, what a neat ATC. I used to buy bags of stamps at Hobby Lobby. Then I had to soak off the stamps from envies and when they were dry, I'd have a collection of stamps. Plus, I save all stamps from all my swaps. I love this series,, Thanks a bunch.
Response: I'm glad you like it, you're welcome. All of my stamps come from swaps and pen friends.
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap and the cute atc you sent. I am glad you liked the swap. I am thinking after my final next week I'll have another Christmas themed one... Really the themes will depend on what I am receiving at the time, but I will be holding more of them.
Response: You're welcome. And I think your swap is a great idea. I get south beautiful mail art. And then what? I can't throw it away!! But if I can turn it into an ATC.... Brilliant!
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC. At first I thought it was just the black with the longest night...then I realized it opened to reveal its magic! Very cool! I know what you mean about missing the idea of snow...I was from Indiana and now Florida. And yes!! I'd love to do a Paris ATC with you :-)
Response: Oh no! I was afraid of that!! Your first thought was probably, "well, THIS is a CRAPPY atc" lol. I'm glad you liked it once it was open though. =) I want to set up a series of swaps for European Capitals, hopefully that will assuage my wanderlust! It will probably be after the new year, but please keep an eye out for them.
Comment: Love, Love, Love, the flower , you are the only one so far, who has given me a pressed flower.
Years ago I had the opportunity to accompany my husband on a business trip to Hawaii.
Beautiful Island, Iâ€™ll never trade this card because it reminds me of my time there with him.
He has since passed away and thatâ€™s why Iâ€™ll never trade THS card â€“ Thank You for a lovely ATCâ€™s that reminds me of a sweet memory :-)
Response: Oh my goodness Trish, this made my day! I'm sorry about your loss, but I'm happy that this card brings you a bit of happiness when you think of your husband. And I'm SO glad I was able to use a pressed flower, I've really been wanting to do that! Take care and happy swaps.
Comment: Excellent swap! However did you find a turtle that holds up the world?! Thank you so much fr everything, so toughtful. This is an outstanding swap packet, I am so grateful. Happy swapping, Michelle!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything Martha. =) I should be thanking YOU for this swap, it was such a cool idea and you went out on a limb with a newbie. I'll always be grateful. The turtle... I cannot draw a real turtle with the world on his back, that's WAY over my limit, so I thought, maybe his shell... =)
Comment: Very cool, I never would have thought to use yoga mat. (Mine were stamped acetate, probably go up on ig after I get rated for them).
I particularly like the ribbon, it will be used. I do prefer not to recieve mail art, I feel bad tossing it, so I keep it and don't do anything with it (though I just started a mail art atc series, the first one seemed to go well so I will try more). I am glad my profile was inspiring, I read some profiles and there is nothing there, or I like everything. And it's like, well that doesn't help me figure out what to make. : )
Response: I'm glad you liked it, the yoga mat was the least paper-y thing that I could think of.
I'm the same way with mail art, which is why I'm LOVING a your reuse mail art swap. Yours is on the way on Monday by the way. :-)
Comment: FAVORITE!! I loooove your style and how you think lol. you had my whole house cracking up, your ATC hasn't left the living room since we got it. Definitely keep on drawing, you got skillz! Thanks so much for sharing your craft with me, I really hope we run into each other again!
Response: Omg, you made me blush! I'm so glad you like it! And I definitely made myself one too, lol. But mine looks like a sad cat more than a grumpy cat. I hope I see your name again, I have a million ideas!
Comment: Aloha Michelle. Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC. I loved the explanation too. I made my swap from coconut core. The stuff peeling off the tree under the palms. Gotta love the coconuts! I am crazy about the ATC! Thank you!
Response: Oh, good idea with the coconut core!! I'm going to have to try that. I'm super glad you liked it. And I really hope everything was still on the ATC when it got to you? I was SO worried!
Response: You're welcome! I'm definitely team Peeta. =) How cool that your fiance saw him! Is he taking classes, I wonder? Or just bumming around? Either way, cool! Take care! And thanks for the rating, it's my FIRST!!