Alright everyone, here are the amazing goodies from loves2experiment! First up, here's the list of items matched with what loves2experiment sent - I love how creative she was!
1) chunky - handspun yarn by l2e
2) over 20 - 50 sheets of origami papers
3) typography - rub-on words related to cooking
4) botanical - handmade paper
5) postal - recycled envelopes handmade by l2e
6) photograph - original photography by l2e
7) label - hollywood quotes
whimsical - cute papers
9) found - papers found in books
10) local - city guides to Canton, OH
11) sharp - handmade photo corners by l2e
12) vintage - postcards
13) transportation - car ads cards
14) altered - inchies backgrounds by l2e ready for further embellishment
15) senders choice - handcarved stamp by l2e
To start with, each item was individually wrapped in tissue paper and marked with a cute, little note like these. I could look at the tags right away or wait and guess which item went with which category (I ended doing a bit of both).
Here are all the items l2e created for me - wist away, ladies!
My absolutely favorite item in the whole bunch - oh, l2e, you know me too well!
A handcarved donut stamp - yippee! This will be new favorite stamp and will be popping up everywhere, I'm sure. This item was "Sender's Choice".
Next up are handmade envelopes ("Postage") and handmade photo corners ("Sharp"). I love the creativity of both of these items!
And I've been wanting to try inchies - now I have a reason! Some inchie starters/backgrounds ("Altered") made by l2e. I'm loving the colors and have already been inspired. The colors make me think of a world map, so I'm going to do a travel series!
Next up is a mini-skein of some yummy l2e handspun yarn ("chunky"). Yea for yarn!
Last up for the items l2e crafted are some original photographs. (The glares on the photos are from my photography, not hers!) I love collecting people's photography, and these are going on my inspiration wall for sure! I especially love the Frank Lloyd Wright house, the antler chandelier and the glass photo (l2e, is that from the children's museum in Indianapolis?).
And onto the other goodies she selected for me. Here we have car ads cards ("transportation"), guidebooks for Canton ("local"), vintage postcards ("vintage"), photo stickers of famous movie quotes ("label"), and a bunch of miscellaneous papers she found in books ("found"). All of this stuff is so cool, but I love the found items. It feels kinda naughty reading other people's stuff.
And last, but certainly not least, we have the handmade papers ("botanical"), rub-ons with baking terms ("typography"), over 50 sheets of origami paper ("over 20") and cute paper ("whimsical"). I especially love the paper with the flower petals embedded and the cute papers - holy cuteness overload! I really don't even want to use them, they're so cute. I think I'm going to cut out small squares of the papers and put them into mini-frames, then put them in my craft room. They're too cute not to display!
Whew, quite the haul I got, no? Thanks again, loves2experiment, for such an amazing, amazing package. I enjoyed every single bit of it and it was so much fun trying to figure out which category each item went into.
And thank again, Penlowe, for organizing such a wonderful swap! I'm definitely in for another round in the future!