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Title: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 10, 2007 02:41:56 PM
Okey doke-Post your luscious paper goodness!!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: PaperBag on July 10, 2007 08:16:02 PM
excellent :) i cant wait to see the goodies :)


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: cumber1137 on July 12, 2007 05:34:56 AM
Recieved from regansbox!



Thanks, I loved everything!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: LindsayLuu on July 12, 2007 07:29:32 AM
looks like a great package!  I'm so excited to get mine!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on July 12, 2007 07:43:55 AM
very nice package!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 12, 2007 08:02:34 AM
fun! look at all that stuff! :) Cumber, what was your favorite item???  :)


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 12, 2007 09:36:09 AM
Ooh, descriptions please!!! (note to self:must control paper envy)


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 12, 2007 10:31:57 AM
look look look!!!!
It was a super good mail day for me, I also received my altoid tin, too! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178752.110;topicseen
now, with out further ado....there are postcards, photos, paper, fabric scraps, ribbon, sparkely things, butterflies, stickers, flyers, magazine clippings, etc etc!!!super stuff, thanks so much hoxierice!



Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on July 12, 2007 11:24:17 AM
wow, I really hope my packages are up to snuff!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: librarylolita on July 12, 2007 11:34:03 AM
Both packages are super cute!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: LindsayLuu on July 12, 2007 01:48:48 PM
oooo.... I want to see more!  Looking great so far.


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 12, 2007 02:54:16 PM
So far so terrific!!! You go paper swappers!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: cumber1137 on July 12, 2007 07:37:23 PM
My bed is QUEEN SIZE so this means she gave me enough paper to cover almost all of it.

She got me some sanrio stationary which I love and cute vintangy paper. I think those are my fave.


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 13, 2007 08:53:19 PM
I received a fabulous envelope of ephemera from knitty club today

There is paper in several languages,English,Italian,Swedish and Russian (which I read). There are old magazine pages,little cutouts,schedules a little map from H&M(my fave store in Europe) and the stamps on the envelope were supercool
-my daugters want them. I'm already planning collages and ATCs with this. Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: Knitty club on July 14, 2007 12:48:29 AM
I am glad you liked them! the stamps are actually a historical overview of swedish childrens' tv so tho se are all characters from different shows that have aired here.

I would love to see what becomes of the paper I sent so if you ever make anything of it that you post in craftster, please pm me the link!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on July 14, 2007 05:13:21 AM
oooh love those stamps!!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 14, 2007 09:43:36 AM
I am glad you liked them! the stamps are actually a historical overview of swedish childrens' tv so tho se are all characters from different shows that have aired here.

I would love to see what becomes of the paper I sent so if you ever make anything of it that you post in craftster, please pm me the link!
I will definitely do that!! I can't wait for you to get mine....priority mail is supposed to take a week to Europe.
I loved how one group of the stamps was in a tv set!


Title: The mail just came!
Post by: LindsayLuu on July 14, 2007 02:42:38 PM
I am super excited about the package I just received from Paperbag.  She is in Japan, so I got a ton of fantastic origami paper and some adorable japanese ephemera.  Also hand stamped papers, hand-made paper that smells like roses, vintage book pages, and other great stuff.  Here are the pics:

ok, someone tell me how to post pics!  do I have to upload them to the web somewhere first?  I'm going to go see if I can find the answer, and I'll be back.


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: LindsayLuu on July 14, 2007 02:58:00 PM
Sorry, obviously I'm new here :)

Here is the whole thing, unpacked:


Here are the stamped papers:


Here is the rose scented paper that paperbag made for me:


And here is a big pile of neatly arranged oragami papers.  I will apologize in advance because my package wasn't nearly as organized as this one!


THANK YOU PAPERBAG!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 14, 2007 05:10:45 PM
What a great haul of papers! And you should see how long it took me to figure out how to upload pics on Craftster ::) Everyone is new at some point-now you're an old hand at swapping!!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on July 14, 2007 07:54:28 PM
Oooh, I love handmade paper!  what pretty stuff!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: LindsayLuu on July 16, 2007 09:35:32 AM
I hear crickets...


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 16, 2007 10:14:36 AM
mine should be to my partners this week!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: LindsayLuu on July 16, 2007 11:15:34 AM
That looks like a really fun bit of paper.  what's there?


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: cumber1137 on July 16, 2007 11:30:53 AM
stickers
Chococat stationary
cardstock
postcards
small ephemera
paint card thingies
constellation cards (Im a astronomy geek)
copy of The Onion


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 16, 2007 12:28:18 PM
Super selection!! All swappers should have their papers sent out today...gentle reminder!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: cumber1137 on July 16, 2007 01:47:18 PM
Sent! Balkandina, I sent you two seperate pm's with the dc's for both of my partners.


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 16, 2007 02:05:57 PM
Received and noted, Ma'm!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: Quail on July 16, 2007 02:13:30 PM
I received my package today from my fab partner pluck1_08!  It was filled with such an array of interesting things!  It's amazing what kind of inspiration one can find from other peoples stuff!  Paper, tickets, stickers, brochures, postcards, lots of cool things I can't possibly list them all!!!  Check out the pics:



Thanks so much!!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: FishStikks on July 16, 2007 04:20:12 PM
Heh, I'm headed down to the Post Office as we speak. I forgot to take it with me today and had to come home and get it.


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 16, 2007 06:47:35 PM
cool stuff, its weird how I get so excited about paper and what some would call, "trash"


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 16, 2007 07:02:26 PM
Not excited about other people's trash? Banish the thought!!!! :D


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: PaperBag on July 17, 2007 06:34:19 AM
OH. MY. GOSH.

I just got the most wonderful package from LindsayLuu!!! It took me forever to lay (most of) it out so I could take come pictures. There's so much paper, ribbons, and buttons... There's just no way to show you everything there is in it!




Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: cumber1137 on July 17, 2007 06:48:10 AM
Wow, looks like a great package!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: LindsayLuu on July 17, 2007 07:12:47 AM
I may have gone a little overboard, but I'm so glad you love it!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 17, 2007 09:16:11 AM
That is a great swap! I think that it's funny that so many of us said we wanted to clean out our stash and now we have even more ;)


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: plucky1_08 on July 18, 2007 06:54:20 PM
I received a great padkage from Quail today.  I have only briefly gotten to look through everything and I love so much of it all ready.  I can't wait till I can sit down and actually look closely at everything.  



She saw that I love tropical anything and I may be on tropical overload...not that that's a bad thing.  lol  

Post cards, shells, stickers, scrapbook paper, old newspaper clippings, beads, maps.  

So far my fave thing just looking at it briefly is the lady pirate pinup.  Thank you so much.  


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 18, 2007 08:42:45 PM
Super!! I expect we'll see a lot more posts soon! Just need to be a little patient for the overseas swaps :)


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on July 19, 2007 01:57:27 AM
No need to be patient:
Her eis what i received from balkandina



There was: Handmade paper, Images of people, cartoons, science (electricity), fabric, stickers, stamps, postcards, Pamphlets, cook book, craft book from 1964, actual photos, negatives, Slide frames, kids story books, Japanese and German text, photo corners.  Wrapping paper, dance steps, stickers, photo corners, an old library book sign in/out tag and pouch :P :P :P :P :P

My faves were the Slide frame, puppet pamphlet, negatives :P


Thankyou very much for the ginormous amount of papers sent - so many books must have been victims lol but i'm pretty happy about that :P


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 19, 2007 03:56:16 AM
Hey guys..
here is my package from teamwang!
It's great!
So many different clippings- stamps.. vintage pictures, postcards, ephemera in general!.. it's great!
I haven't gotten through it all yet- I'm saving it for something fun to do on a boring day! Here is a group shot and some of my favourite things so far...








There is a postcard in this one that says "skinny people are cheaper to post".. so random.. it cracks me up! :D

Thanks again teamwang!
You're the best!
:D


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: cumber1137 on July 19, 2007 06:02:25 AM
just check usps.com and it looks like  both regansbox and superhooker received. How did you girls like your packages??


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: hoxierice on July 19, 2007 09:47:51 AM
I received from WYOKrista a few days ago, but am just getting to posting pictures. There was a lot of stuff. Cards, papers, stamped papers, playing cards and baseball cards, stickers, book pages.....um and a lot. I couldn't figure out how to organize these for the photos, so you see what you see.





On a side note, I have mentioned before that I am new to this whole paper thing. And I am a bit odd in the crafting world. I am a minimalist, I don't like to save things. But yesterday I was told that on my trip I am supposed to pick up brochures of fun places to visit in town for a friend who wants to take a trip. So I have been going around looking for brochures and now all I can think is "ohh that is cool I wonder if my partner would have liked that."

And I got a really great birthday card from a family friend, but there is no way I am giving that up to anybody!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 19, 2007 10:29:44 AM
Lots of good exchanges here!!! I find myself looking closely at the pics and saying hmmm....I want that...and that...and that
And Hoxierice-I can safely say that I am NOT a minimalist ;D. Unfortunately DH is!!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: regansbox on July 19, 2007 05:22:55 PM
Got my package today from cumber1137, and it's really full! It had a bunch of smaller pieces of paper, which is great for me, because I mostly do 4 by 6 stuff.

The whole lot on my kitchen table:

(I had to stack all the paper to get it all in one shot.) ;)

My favorite bits. 1) A sheet from Juxtapoz, a magazine I discovered like a month ago:


2) A page from a "Straight Talk for Teens" sorta sex-ed book:


3) Waitstaff tickets for (what I'm guessing is) a local diner:


Thanks, cumber1137!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on July 19, 2007 05:40:34 PM
ha! are those the ones from Russ'?  Cumber sent me some of those too!  I used to go to that restaraunt in high school, and I seriously almost spat coffee on my pretty new papers when I saw them!

I'll be getting photos of my two awesome packages up in a bit, my stupid camera's stupid battery just decided to die.  :'(


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 19, 2007 08:08:23 PM
Just to let you know I'll be out of town for 2 days, so won't be able to change anyone's profile until Sunday.


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: cumber1137 on July 19, 2007 08:26:58 PM
Superhooker and regansbox.

Yep those are from RUss'! I have worked there for 5 years now, and who doesn't love cute order sheets! The sex ed pages are from a funny "religious track" I found while picking up the little girl I babysit from pre-school. (It was in a church) I thought it was hilarious!!!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 19, 2007 09:34:35 PM
hoxierice, I am such a pack rat, its funny that we were partners.....I hope I did not send too much stuff


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: PaperBag on July 19, 2007 09:48:07 PM
oh gosh, being a minimalist craftster must be hard. In life, I'm really turning into a minimalist, but in crafts, I don't think you can save too much ;)


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: LindsayLuu on July 20, 2007 09:22:37 AM
it's really difficult to be a minimalist AND a crafter at the same time.  It just doesn't seem to work that well! 


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on July 23, 2007 09:46:59 AM
here's my great loot from ViolinRomance in oz! i love it all :D

meaty package!


selection of bits and bobs


loads of charms,ribbon,tags, wow! this aint even half of it!


some of my faves, including a octopus atc she made for me, how thoughtful!!!!  :-* the other fave was the books she sent me, an old nursery rhyme book and an aussie xmas book with cool animals and aussie facts!

thanks again ViolinRomance, great swap!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 23, 2007 10:35:05 AM
look at those treasures!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 23, 2007 10:48:28 AM
Wow! Great swap paper,Teamwang-Violinromance!!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on July 23, 2007 10:48:56 AM
very nice!  I love the octopus!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 23, 2007 06:56:35 PM
Anybody get any goodies in today's post?????


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: ViolinRomance on July 24, 2007 02:29:51 PM
I'm so glad you liked it teamwang! I had fun making the atc (and researching what theme you'd like.. though I didn't have to search too far :D). When I found those 2 books I knew they'd be perfect for this swap :) Once again I'm glad you liked the stuff.. I was really hoping it would be your style!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: paulinerose on July 24, 2007 05:30:15 PM
I got mine yesterday!! I couldn't figure out where to post it, so now I'm here. I can't thank Laurel Rose enough!!! I should have taken a photo of the envelope. It was about 4 inches thick!! Look at all the lovely things she sent me...








Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 24, 2007 05:50:05 PM
wow!!!!!   :o


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 25, 2007 10:13:51 AM
here is my package from laurel rose....I think if you lived closer I would have to invite you over for dinner all month....this package is seriously AMAZING!

the envelope was like 4 inches thick!! full of bags full of ribbons, trimmings, buttons, so much! then a stack of paper

my favorites were these embossed card stock
and the hand made cards!!! toooo cute

laurel_rose, you are my kind of pack rat, I love everything thank you so much


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on July 25, 2007 10:17:11 AM
Laurel_Rose...you're a paper lover's dream!!(I feel the need for a personal swap coming on)


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: superhooker on July 25, 2007 11:16:19 AM
WOW!!! what awesome stuff!  I'm really glad that I'm not the only one that considers buttons and fringe and whatnot to actually be papercrafting supplies!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: Knitty club on July 25, 2007 12:06:32 PM
Hi everyone! I have been really absent from this discussion, sorry about that! I have received from my first partner, our organizer! I think she and I have similar tastes, because she picked out a bunch of things that I loved! The package was bursting to the brim with goodies. My favorites were all the pages from books that she has got a hold of. Loads of ephemera that I loved, pictures and clippings of ballet dancers and what not. nad vintage stuff, really funny. Thank you!!  ;D

I didn't manage to take any good pics of my swap gifts and by now they are all just a mess among my supplies, so I will post a link to the tea lights I just made using some of the ephemera I received.


Here is the link - check it out guys!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=185503.0


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on July 25, 2007 12:18:27 PM
I absolutely loved both my packages, and I cant wait to do another one of these swaps...not only did we trade some great stuff but it helped normalize my paper and ephemera hoarding habit :)


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: laurel_rose on July 27, 2007 04:40:58 PM
Hi guys,
I'm so glad you both loved your packages! It was fun (and stressful) figuring out what to send to you both. I was really quite worried that you wouldn't like what I'd sent, so I'm so happy that you both did! I have mountains of stuff that I'll never use, this was a good way to offload some of it!
:D


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: librarylolita on July 27, 2007 04:45:37 PM
Hey, guys.  I received my loot from Little Green Dragonfly today.  Everything is excellent!

See for yourself:



My favorite was a stack of stamps:



Thanks!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: laurel_rose on July 27, 2007 05:00:03 PM
Oh, I forgot to add that I have taken pictures.. I'm just not too sure about posting them.. so that will be done as soon as my granddaughter comes around and shows me!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: librarylolita on August 05, 2007 06:34:14 PM
Hey, everyone.  Here's the wondeful package I received from Knitty Club.  It was a plethora of newspaper clippings, vintage magazine photos, translucent and foil paper, vintage Bewitched stationary (my favorite), foil confetti, ticket stubs, a map, wallpaper cuttings, etc.





Thanks!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: Tygir on August 06, 2007 05:52:00 AM
I've been so lazy at taking pictures! Here's what I recieved from crystaleternity:

The big things.


Tons of postcards!


Smaller things. Including tea bag pouches! (I collect these)


And here's a shot of my favorite stuff:


Thanks so much crystaleternity!


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: crystaleternity on August 06, 2007 04:13:44 PM
Yay!  :D It's so weird seeing the stuff I sent on someone else's table (although actually I sorted and packed it on my bed).

The funky lady and big cat postcard is one of my favourites in my postcard collection (and I have about 20 of them, it seems!). The robins were actually pulled off a collage I did when I was a kid (the glue had given up the ghost) and I had no idea what to do with them, so I'm glad you're giving them a appreciative home! The frog/toads of the stickers are also on a advertisement poster I've got, they designed them for all different genres of music, it's pretty entertaining.


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: balkandina on August 12, 2007 03:27:20 PM
Hey guys! I was on holiday and came home to a series of calamities, including a lightning strike which fried all computer/phones and some electricity from my house. I will have my  computer back tomorrow (I'm at DH's office) and will get all of your feedback done then.
Glad everyone has enjoyed this swap.


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: Knitty club on September 23, 2007 03:56:04 AM
hey guys! I recently finished a number of ATC's thanks to the ephemera from this swap. Check it out....

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197771.msg2095437#msg2095437


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: WYOKrista on September 23, 2007 07:02:31 AM
hey guys! I recently finished a number of ATC's thanks to the ephemera from this swap. Check it out....

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=197771.msg2095437#msg2095437

wow!! you went ATC crazy!!! :) thanks for sharing those, they are great


Title: Re: Paper & Ephemera Swap 6 Gallery
Post by: Knitty club on September 30, 2007 12:19:40 PM
more atc's from ephemera from this round...

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=199002.0