Woohoo, I'm back in reasonably-good-quality-image territory--I have a scanner now! Some of the photos refuse to be uploaded, for some reason. If they change their mind I will add them later, but there are several good highlights from the package for now...
Here's a group shot I was trying to take this morning. What is it about taking pictures of swap packages that attracts cats!? This cat isn't even mine!
She's never done anything nicer than hiss at me, yet here she shows up to sit on everything goatgoddess sent me!
And here's a list of category fulfillment:
1) Chunky - a 4x4" chunky page, which is beautiful! Now I can start a collection of pages! And I just read my first Neil Gaiman book this month, so the quote from him is a nice coincidence.
2) Over 20 - This was quite good - a dictionary page which includes the word "twenty," and it's marked to emphasize the words on the page that are over the "twenty". I don't know if I'm adequately explaining it, but it was such a cool interpretation.
3) typography - an old map of one portion of Texas with lots of different ads
4) botanical - tropical napkins with tropical birds and lotsa flowers (I have to save these for my mom...Were these the result of stocking, or happy coincidence?
) plus some tissue paper with a botanical design (the first time I wrote that it said "boytanical", which must be a new descriptive term for things related to Brian Boitano). Also some pages from a vintage children's book (I think) with flowers aplenty
5) postal - stamps
6) photograph - a sheet of photos of her goats, which I'd requested! I loooove the goats.
7) label - several large retro/vintage labels, including a calendar page (in other words, very large!) of an old fruit label painting, shown in a picture further down in this post...
8 ) whimsical - cartoon Australian stickers, and a funny picture of a guy with the flu and his dog
9) found - a bunch of great ephemera she found in her stash, including this beautiful tag she made:
10) local - A guide from the Fort Worth Zoo
11) sharp - sheet music, because musical notes can be sharp!
12) vintage - a pack of several great things including lots of foreign language book pages and transparencies of vintage photos
13) transportation - a very old booklet about trains
14) altered - 2 ATCs!
15) senders choice - I might be mixing up categories with this and #14, they each could fit in either category - an ATC-sized piece of handmade paper, which I don't want to refer to as an ATC "blank" because it's gorgeous and artsy as it is!
I LOVE these multi-item, open-to-interpretation swaps of paper and findings and such because the wonders go on and on and on! I kept saying "Oooo! OOOO!" repeatedly as I sifted through the box, for lord knows how long; I can only wonder what my housemates heard/thought was going on.
Great crafting and great findings, goatgoddess! Thank you!