Ok... well I know silloh_77
received from me a while ago, and I received her envelope as well. I can only assume that kellyfitz84
got her envelope from me, since I've sent her 3 PMs over the course of this swap and she hasn't replied to any of them... has anyone heard from her?
So anyway, I'm posting pictures, because it doesn't look like silloh_77
will mind, and if it ruins kellyfitz84
's surprise, too bad.
I had a lot of fun putting together my envelopes, and I hope she enjoys everything I sent her, even if she isn't sending back or responding to my PMs.
Here is what I sent out to both my swap partners:
and some closeups...
this one shows (clockwise from upper left corner) some nice brown and burgundy bookbinding leathers, handmade decorative papers I made last semester, pages from a weird princess-themed coloring book, pages from a 1980's photography book, pink resume paper, a paste paper, also from last semester, origami papers, decorative papers from my favorite bookbinding store (Hollanders.com, check it out!), and in the center, four pieces of Italian bookcloth.
this one shows more of my handmade paste papers (very top, teal/orange), a bunch of decorative papers fanned out across the middle (japanese yuzen, batiks from India, woodblock prints, artist-designed silkscreened paper (see the bugs? it's from papermojo), some italian prints, leaf-prints, and marbled papers)... and at the bottom, some funny cat stickers, ribbons, bookbinding linen thread, and some cute cards with animals on them.
Whew! Not done yet. Here is what I received from silloh_77:
a wide array of holiday-themed Simpsons ephemera, a page from a kitten calendar, some really cute vintage valentines, a big stack of stationery, and some other decorative papers, including:
my favorites, illustrations from on old Robin Hood book and some botanical postcards from IKEA.
If anyone has heard from kellyfitz84, let me know..