Comment: Laura!!! Thanks SO much for all the rad collectibles you sent me! I now have 3 of those doll heads! I LOVE the wishbone and lil skulls the best! Still love your handwriting! Thanks and tons of hearts!
Response: i am so glad you like your stuff. i am even more happy that it survived the mail service. you are very welcome!
Comment: Laura! It's so nice to receive another BEAUTIFUL card from you!!! You did a superb job on this card, it really is to beautiful to use! I also love all your extras, as much as I did last time! Thanks so much!
Comment: You used a lot of nice papers and techniques to make these! I love the colors and textures you choose on them. =) The embellishments on the envies are a nice touch. Thanks so much!
Response: awww... i am so happy you liked them. i was so worried to send items like that when the person did not come and pick them out. this was a very nice swap. thank you for being my partner! hearts to you-
Response: you are welcome welcome! i almost sent you the wrong swap! luckily i caught it before it hit the mail. i have never had that happen before, but it has made me a much more paranoid packager. lol. take care
Comment: Thank you so much for great selection. I do not ave any of your stamps. I am so happy to get them because I am using tissue in Bee's wax technique.My favoriet is lady's face. Also thank you for the backgrounds lasway s handy.
Response: oh yay! i was scared there might be a couple you would not like too much. i am getting ready to venture into the bees wax myself. i want to get a melting pot first. i know you don't have to, but it seems much easier to work with if you do. thanks!
Comment: love them, love them, love them. thank you so much the papers are great. i love these swaps. you get such great and different papers than you usally have. the red dripping one is super special
Response: i liked the red one too. i love getting different papers as well, it is so fun to go through and find a bunch of new prints and textures!
Comment: Hilarious username. Thank you for the cute stickers. I don't know where the ink pot + paint stickers came from, but they are so great.
Response: i forget which brand name they are, but they are a kawaii brand, just very different from the usual flakes. i thought they were fun but was a bit worried if someone would think i did not stick to the brands.
Comment: Laura;) Thanks for the altered text card! I LOVE the phrase you came up with, it's so me! It's ok that you had to alter it more, I go over letters and words accidentally too. Thanks also for the die cuts, I'd love more of these! I'm rating you a heart and a 5 even though the card is square, which was against the swaps description because it is your first one and you did well! Thanks again!
Response: oh, i guess i did not realize. sorry about that and thank you for being understanding. i read your profile and figured you were the best one for that particular card! thanks again~
Comment: Laura--this is a gorgeous card! The colors are perfect for me as are the just right amount of bling and vintage key, etc. The crackle paint worked wonderfully on the bird cage--much better than something glossy. You have a great eye for color, texture, and form as I understand them. I wish I'd taken Art Appreciation rather than Drama for my under-grad degree! This card is not being sent to just anyone--it will have to be a REALLY significant occasion! Or I may just keep is on display it in my "paper art studio"!!!!!!!! What a pretentious name for my art room--but, hey, it sounds cool! And the room is filled to max with my paper and altered art supplies and many of the items I've received in swaps that are mixed media.
Have a great week-end once it get here--I'm looking forward to all day with my Rissa (we're getting out for some sort of "girl's time") and then I long for time with Nate--he is now a mere 2 months from being 5-5-5-5--yes--5 years old. He goes to kindergarten in 5 1/2 months! What will become of our Fridays together since he was 3 months old? He and I have a huge change we need to prepare for!
Thanks for a really beautiful card!
Response: oh wow, this is very kind of you. i am so happy you like it so much. it is one of the very first 5 or 6 cards that i made. i had also tried my crackle paint for the first time too and am in love with using it. thanks again and happy swapping~
Response: thank you. i made them that way so the person that gets it in their package can cut off the side with the stampes image and tie fiber through the eyelet if they wantand use it as amini tag to journal on or decorate with. i had a fun making them!
Comment: Oh my goodness me.....what an amazing book. I just LOVE it......and yes I do appreciate how long that must have taken to create. I shall treasure it always. Thank you so much.
Response: well thank you so much. i loved making it and it created a monster because i have plans for many other books. i jst got a binding machine to make that process a lot easier. i am so happy you liked it. it can always be a nervous time sending something that is your first try! happy swapping. take care~
Comment: Feb 19 2013: Hi Laura, the package arrived damp and the envelope was slightly torn. Upon opening it up, the memo sheets were all damp and some of them with red ink on them. The red marker you used for the card must have been water soluble because ink seeped, ruining some of the memo sheets and also the card. The stickers in a zip lock bag arrived fine though. I know it is the fault of the postal services, but perhaps in the future you can use a plastic bag to protect paper stationery lest they arrived badly damaged and unusable like mine did :(. --------------------------- 6 Mar 2013: Thank you for following up on the swap, even though it wasn't necessary and I certainly wasnt looking for a resend so it was a surprise opening the package. Thank you for the lovely memos! :).
Response: i will send you new ones. i used a sharpie so i am surprised it was able to bleed, but if they let it sit with water, then i guess any ink would have. i have no idea what they did to your package. it will go out tomorrow, the 20th.
Comment: What an amazing ATC. You sharing your Great Grandmother's items and adding a special twist with your own talent makes this ATC so great. I also love the little flowers you made. Thank you so much!!!
Response: i am glad you liked this, it was fun to go through all the old sewing items. some of the packages, i am not even sure what they are for, since i do not sew, but i loved the packaging. thank you so much! i like to to ink the flowers and crinkle the edges so the blooms look more real.. there are so many things that can be done with them, that is why i adore them somuch.
Comment: 1. Love the envie...what material is it?
2. Thnx for the memos & stickers!
3. Ty :D
Response: you are welcome! the envelope was actually sent to me in an envelope swap. it is a wallpaper sample sheet, i am pretty sure. i love textured paper like that. i wish i had a bunch of different textures like that one. glad you liked it! thank you
Response: you have no idea how much it meant to hear your thoughts on this, i was so super nervous. this was my first attempt at anything like this, and i was so scared to mail it. I am so happy you liked it! thank you!
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely letter sets you sent me. I'm sorry you had to pay a lot on shipping sending them in a box. Next time you can send it with a carboard inside a flat envelope, so you don't have to pay so much on shipping.
Response: I was scared they would still get bent since they were going so far in the mail. I will have to find something better for future swaps. thanks!
Comment: WOW WOW what a lovely envelope full of goodies you put together.. i <3 all of the cuteness you put in this package...thanks for the skeleton cutouts... love the witchs hat..thanks for sharing your art with me..
Response: Well, thank you so much! you are quite welcome, I love making cards even the ones that make you want to scream! it all becomes fun in the end.
Comment: Thank you for all the stickers. I'm happy to got some suzy's zoo stickers and the water stickers are very special.
Response: Those water stickers are so cute i have not used them yet, i need to get on a project for them. I am glad you liked your stickers. suzy's zoo is so adorable i had no idea there was a whole line until i ran into them one day. thank you!
Comment: OMG! this is such a great 3-D card. you did a really special amount of work on this. very creative. now, i have to try my hand at this!
Response: it was my first shadow box card and it took quite a bit of time and sizing the cuts to get it right. it was a ton of fun. so happy that you like it! i combined a couple of cartridges to make it happen. thanks!
Comment: thx fot he diversity of the items ..IÂ´ll sure use them!
Response: I wanted everything to be useable down to the packaging, minus the actual postal mailer. I left all the envelopes, charms, etc. naked so you could make them your own. Have fun with them! Thanks
Comment: I don't like the envies you sent because I LOVE them! How creative! I really appreciate the time you took in creating these very special envies. Thank you very much! You have definitely inspired my future envie making. Thank you for the embroidery floss-beautiful color choices.
Response: You are so very welcome! You had me for a second at the beginning of your comment...I am so glad you liked them.