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Title: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on January 25, 2010 07:18:24 AM
We have a sender! Post your goodies here :)


sent
received
sent and received
late with communication
Contact Organizer Immediately
*posted pics
Casey1201's group:

Dragonflywer ---> Sonjabo
Sonjaboo ---> Dragonflywer*
Sonjaboo ---> EOcrafter
EOcrafter ---> Dragonflywer
darkladymajesta ---> Mrs.LindsayLoo
EOcrafter ---> darkladymajesta
Mrs.LindsayLoo ---> ehinders
Dragonflywer ---> darkladymajesta
TerraBella01 ---> sg1psychopath
loukr ---> Tero*
Tero ---> loukr
Casey1201 ---> EdelC
EdelC ---> Casey1201*
EdelC ---> alwaysinmyroom
alwaysinmyroom ---> EdelC
.:dollface:. ---> EOcrafter
malmow ---> courdroy cat
PinkPug, INK ---> kartiana*
kartiana ---> curiousfae
RaeRaethejetplane ---> Casey1201
alwaysinmyroom ---> RaeRaethejetplane
Casey1201 ---> alwaysinmyroom
Tero ---> Sinjah
Sinjah ---> Tero
Ffrogg526 ---> dark.star.88*
curiousfae ---> Ffrogg526*
courdroy cat--->malmow*


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on January 25, 2010 08:46:45 AM
Okay, ya'll can start chatting! :)
And remember, if you are in my group you need to pm sent, received and late notices to me, please!

Dragonflywer's group:
sent
sent, late with communication
received
sent and received
contact Organizer Immediately
received feedback
*posted pics

kayrun ---> Craftsy
Craftsy ---> kayrun*
little green dragonfly ---> beckashell*
cassiecate57 ---> dinkime*
dinkime --->spinklez*
dinkime ---> cassiecate57*
sprinklez ---> dinkime*
sprinklez ---> nessie*
nessie ---> sprinklez *
Angelicus ---> attackofthequacks*
leafy_lane ---> Angelicus*
attackofthequacks ---> bacettox*
bacettox   ---> leafy_lane*
leafy_lane ---> Sajona*
Sinjah --->leafy_lane*
beckashell --->little green dragonfly*
loukr ---> beckashell*
beckashell ---> loukr*
Sajona ---> Sinjah*
sg1psychopath ---> frogangel*
PinkPug, INK. ---> Sonjaboo*
darkladymajesta  ---> mandys_momma
frogangel ---> PinkPug, INK*
mandys_momma ---> TerraBella01*
ehinders ---> PinkPug, INK*
dark.star.88 --->.:dollface:.*


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 25, 2010 08:01:48 PM

Hooray!!! :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on January 29, 2010 09:27:57 AM
Cannot wait to see the loot! :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on January 30, 2010 06:16:00 AM
came running over here to see pictures.......now I am doing this picture wait dance... ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: dinkime on January 30, 2010 07:00:36 AM
so excited to see the goodies :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 30, 2010 09:34:50 PM
Ditto to what everyone else said!  Super excited to see paper goodies!  My package is almost totally ready to go.  Needs just a few more things and hopefully will get sent out by Wednesday.  Has to be Wednesday because I have rehearsals until 4:30 Monday and Tuesday and the post office closes at 5.  There's no way to get there before they close when I have to take students home from rehearsal.   :-\  So Wednesday it is.   :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on January 31, 2010 08:10:26 AM
We have a couple of recipients now- pictures soon?!
We've had a lot (for us) of snow here, so like any good southerner I bought my milk and bread and hid in the house from that scary white stuff!  :D I have my packages ready to go though, so should be sending tomorrow!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: sajona on January 31, 2010 10:34:51 AM
Here is the HUGE pile of goodies from Leafy lane - luckily she is also in the UK so it only took 1 day to get to me :)
Loads of plain cardboard and paper to use for inchies and atcs, lots of patterned paper (we obviously get the same magazines as I now have some doubles but that is a good thing) All sort of other bits and bobs - stamps, old photos, tissue paper, postcards and a CD rom of links and various copyright free images - so much stuff!!!!
Feast your eyes...





Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: leafy_lane on January 31, 2010 11:00:18 AM
Glad to see you got it ok - I'm actually rather impressed with Royal Mail!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Angelicus on January 31, 2010 11:16:22 AM
I also received a huge package from leafy_lane. I'm glad someone could post pictures - I have very little access to a camera so I'm really greatful someone can show off the kind of things I received in my massive package.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on January 31, 2010 03:15:38 PM
such pretty papers!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Ffrogg526 on January 31, 2010 08:59:14 PM
We've had a lot (for us) of snow here, so like any good southerner I bought my milk and bread and hid in the house from that scary white stuff!  :D I have my packages ready to go though, so should be sending tomorrow!

Now the scary white stuff is very slick and icy.  This is why I don't have school tomorrow.  I'm not driving 45 minutes (probably more considering road conditions) to work for 5 hours in an empty school building...  crazy peoples. 

Ok - after seeing that lovely HUGE package....  which is amazing by the way!  most awesome!  **scrounging around desk and scrapbooking supplies for more goodies to add to package before sending**


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on January 31, 2010 11:36:59 PM
Awesome package of paper goodness :)

Love that you got plain cardboard - that's something I forget when I go paper shopping (though I'm not allowed paper shopping! lol) I get side by all the pretties! lol


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 01, 2010 02:07:48 AM
I think i'm sending out tomorrow... that is if I feel that I can walk for an hour to get to the post office with 2 swap packages... hopefully it won't be a hot day!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on February 01, 2010 07:21:56 AM
I am sending tomorrow as well!  I am afraid of how much my envelopes are going to weigh though! LOL! 


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 01, 2010 08:57:40 AM
I am sending tomorrow as well!  I am afraid of how much my envelopes are going to weigh though! LOL! 

Mine were ridiculously heavy- it was cheaper for me to send UPS! But I work in a mailroom, so it's easy for me to comparison-shop.  ;D
Wonderful package! I wish I had thought to send cardboard! Not that I could have stuffed it in, but still!  :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 01, 2010 02:22:55 PM
oohhh I hadn't seen this yet! I'll be sending towards the end of the week, bought a few low denomination stamps for my partners today so they have some boring new uk stamps to play with as well as cool old ones!!

Hey, I just noticed the pink pig paper in that package.. my tutors at college used to make us rip that page out of our sketchbooks as it drove them barmy :P I thought it was pretty cool & always kept it there as long as possible, just to annoy the tutors! tehee!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: dark.star.88 on February 01, 2010 05:30:19 PM
I can't wait to send!!! :o It probably will be a little closer to send off date.. I want to add a couple more things to my package!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: curiousfae on February 01, 2010 06:57:27 PM
rec'd from kartiana today! please excuse the pics....i was so excited to get it i just poured everything out and snapped some photos! had to take a couple pics cuz there is soooo much loot!

lots of comics, foreign language pages, pics, stickers, map, playing cards and a nice assortment of odds and ends!

a close-up of some of my favs- pages from an awesome paperback book with pin-up photos (that i requested) on them. some pages in japanese (?) and swedish (also requested) and a neat page all covered in glitter!



thanks so much kartiana! this is a great addition to my atc stash!
-curiousfae


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: dark.star.88 on February 01, 2010 07:42:38 PM
I love the pinup pages!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 02, 2010 07:21:06 AM
Oooo- that is a wonderful package! I love the pin-ups and the painted pages, and I'm always up for foreign language stuff and glitter!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: bacettox on February 02, 2010 09:18:23 AM
AMAZING package! Wowee!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 02, 2010 10:31:05 AM
did you just print out the pin-ups on old book pages? that's an awesome idea!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: kartiana on February 02, 2010 03:46:21 PM
did you just print out the pin-ups on old book pages? that's an awesome idea!

Yup  :) and thanks!

I've made a few things by printing black and white images onto the book pages and using colored pencils to fill them in, this was my first attempt at printing color images onto book pages.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: dark.star.88 on February 03, 2010 06:53:47 AM
SENDING MINE TODAY! I gotta go to the post office and find a wider envelope.. OR.. box... because some of the papers I would have to fold if I wanted them to be send.. and that not fun! :) Soooo I'll be sending today!! :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 03, 2010 07:44:21 AM
wwoooooooohhh I never even thought to print onto book pages.. will probably give that a go for my partners :P


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 03, 2010 08:10:08 AM
I've made a few things by printing black and white images onto the book pages and using colored pencils to fill them in, this was my first attempt at printing color images onto book pages.
The results are really awesome! I'm going to have to try that. :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: ehinders on February 03, 2010 08:50:52 AM
Ditto on the printing on book pages. It looks awesome!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 03, 2010 11:05:59 AM
love the book pages  :D i'm hoping to send out on thursday, if not i will send out saturday


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 04, 2010 03:21:53 AM
Off to the post office tomorrow! I promise this time! Even if people turn up on my doorstep again, I will send them away until I have sent these envelopes!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 04, 2010 04:15:03 AM
Off to the post office tomorrow! I promise this time! Even if people turn up on my doorstep again, I will send them away until I have sent these envelopes!

I like this idea! lol

I've sent to you today too :P
Had a grand chat with the Post Office bloke today about this swap - he wanted to see in your parcel -but I showed him photos instead - your parcel was taped up! lol


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 04, 2010 07:33:04 AM
I'll be sorting my parcels up tonight and sending them tomorrow morning! I just bought my envelopes so all is good (they're big envelopes too! eee yey!)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 04, 2010 08:31:37 AM
According to UPS, darkladymajesta's package was delivered today and SonjaBoo's will be delivered tomorrow! Squeee!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 04, 2010 10:11:02 AM
Oragnizer's Note

Guys, if you do not let myself or Dragonflywer know that you have sent or received via PM, we cannot update your status. It is just not possible for us to look through the gallery or the Swap board searching for your post about sending or receiving. Please amke sure to PM us when you send or recieve and send it to the organizer whose group you are listed in on the first page. Again, please please please keep us in the loop! Thank you!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: bacettox on February 04, 2010 10:11:38 AM
Lots of lectures have been keeping me busy but I shall be sending out tomorrow!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: TerraBella01 on February 04, 2010 03:34:02 PM
Here is my envelope of goodies from mandys_momma!


I got film negatives, scrapbook papers, ribbons and other stringy bits, some christmas cricuts, stickers, scrap papers, bingo cards, game money, game cards, and lots of other goodies.

Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 04, 2010 03:42:38 PM
Ooooh- great haul! Looks like you got a good variety. :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 04, 2010 03:42:47 PM
bingo cards!! so jealous!

I also love the idea of film negatives and playing cards. And that black and white page with the turtle and moon looks familiar. I think we have it in our craft closet!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: TerraBella01 on February 04, 2010 03:45:08 PM
That black and white page are fuzzy stickers that you can color. :) 


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 04, 2010 03:45:49 PM
That black and white page are fuzzy stickers that you can color. :) 

yup, that's it!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: curiousfae on February 04, 2010 05:49:07 PM
film negatives?! that is a GREAT idea!
love to see all this stuff. it gives me so many new ideas as far as collecting!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: kartiana on February 05, 2010 07:41:41 AM
If anyone is interested, I posted some bookmarks I made using images printed onto book pages and I included a mini tutorial for making them: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336776.new#new (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336776.new#new)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 05, 2010 10:26:16 AM
I saw that post, kartiana, and those are fab!



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 05, 2010 02:55:40 PM
Co-organizer's Note

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the sendout deadline! If you will be sending late, please let your organizer and your partner know ASAP! Thanks! :)
(and thanks to those who've already let us know!)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on February 05, 2010 06:40:30 PM
I just checked the DC#s my partners gave me & one arrived today! (I rent, so I'll ask my landlord for my mail tmw after work.) So excited to see what I got! :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 05, 2010 08:30:19 PM
Looks like everyone's stashes will only get bigger...somehow I was dreaming that my stash would get smaller...:D

great stuff so far...it is so fun to get "new" stuff to get the creative juices flowing!  Just looking at the packages so far, I am now dreaming of projects that can be done!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 06, 2010 03:44:46 AM
Just letting y'all know I am alive. I'm loving the book pages with printed images over them


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 06, 2010 05:41:28 AM
lol i was hoping the same thing alwaysinmyroom! are you buried in snow yet? heard there were blizzards in PA!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: dark.star.88 on February 06, 2010 06:03:28 AM
We're not buried in snow here in Missouri but we've been having some nasty weather, sleet, snow, and ice! LOL.. I hate it when people freak out tho! I work at a grocery store, they all come in at once because of this "horrible STORM" is coming! LOL.. Then they all buy produce, milk, and freezer stuff. I'm like you guys don't make any sense at all.. if this storm is coming and your electicity goes out WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN.. yep your food is going to be all gone!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2010 06:09:15 AM
totally buried in snow... :D about 22 inches...

had to dig a small path for the dog and to get to the bird feeders and firewood

 but a good day to craft...I have enough postage to send out raerae's package, provided the postal truck comes by the house...otherwise, it will probably be Monday until I can get out to the post office!  I just did not have time yesterday evening since everyone was preparing!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 06, 2010 06:18:34 AM
Hurray! I'm excited to hear about my package. I  need to go to sleep so I can wake up in time to walk to the post office. It's been raining hard and probably wont stop anytime soon.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on February 06, 2010 09:04:24 AM
We're not buried in snow here in Missouri but we've been having some nasty weather, sleet, snow, and ice! LOL.. I hate it when people freak out tho! I work at a grocery store, they all come in at once because of this "horrible STORM" is coming! LOL.. Then they all buy produce, milk, and freezer stuff. I'm like you guys don't make any sense at all.. if this storm is coming and your electicity goes out WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN.. yep your food is going to be all gone!
Then they can just put it outside! Haha but I agree with you about it being silly to freak out. When I went to Aldi the other day (just to do normal grocery shopping) they literally had NO produce (the main reason I went there) and the only bread left was hotdog buns.
I'm glad I sent yesterday, since there's no way I'd be getting out today!
I thought about sending some film negatives, but then I figured that everyone else must have a TON of them like I do.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 06, 2010 10:30:10 AM
actually.... lol i don't have any here!  :) no worries though,  i'm sure my mom has tons and that i have some stashed in boxes along with pics that never made it into albums. i also have a lot of family slides here that i want made into a slide lamp sometime this decade, so i don't really need negatives to play with.

speaking of snow... malmow, i hope your postman hands it to you as opposed to leaving it outside to get wet (like mine sometimes does). i should have put all of it in ziplock bags - eep! well if it comes damaged i have no problem sending you a replacement  ;D

and those flat rate envelopes that alwaysinmyroom is talking about can fit a LOT (i was fortunate enough to get one from her!).

edited to add: TWENTY TWO INCHES??!! i would go into hibernation and sleep through the winter...


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 06, 2010 01:22:05 PM
Yea 22 inches, that is insane! I freak out when we get like 5 inches in a day, especially a day I have to drive in it. Hey I am a San Diego girl, we are not trained for that sort of thing :) I received from EdelC today!!! I havent had a chance to go through it yet though since it arrived as I was leaving for the library, fun I know. I sure hope hers gets to her soon!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 06, 2010 01:30:11 PM
wow  :o 22 inches? In the UK we get less than 5 inches and they close the schools, offices, shops... everything!

I sent out today! hopefully it will get there on monday


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Ffrogg526 on February 06, 2010 02:43:58 PM
In the southern part of North Carolina if we get an inch of snow...  even a hint of ice...  everything shuts down.  We're not programmed to deal with it I guess.  I have a 45 minute drive to work when its still dark outside so I can be at school in time to teach so I kind of understand it...  I'm not a fan of driving in ice and snow...  but yeah...  we're lame.  1 inch and we shut down.  I couldn't imagine having 22 inches!  :o  However - we were under a flood watch yesterday!  Creeks overflowing their banks, coming with a few feet of the bridges, some bridges being completely covered...  fun things like that.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 06, 2010 02:55:09 PM
ahhh I am dyin' for pictures of paper goodness. :) Keep checking the gallery every few hours to see if someone got a package. LOL


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 06, 2010 04:05:33 PM
Alright ladies, I received a package of wonderfulness from EdelC. I seriously cant even pick favorites, I kept going oooo and ahhh with each thing I pulled out.

Ok picture overload time:

I love the leopard and rainbow foam!





Thank you again EdelC. Everything is seriously so cool and things I dont have or wouldnt think to have :) I cannot wait to start playing with it all!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 06, 2010 04:13:15 PM
naww everyones packages look fab! I hope my partners are happy with their goodies :D:D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on February 06, 2010 04:15:53 PM
We're not buried in snow here in Missouri but we've been having some nasty weather, sleet, snow, and ice! LOL.. I hate it when people freak out tho! I work at a grocery store, they all come in at once because of this "horrible STORM" is coming! LOL.. Then they all buy produce, milk, and freezer stuff. I'm like you guys don't make any sense at all.. if this storm is coming and your electicity goes out WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN.. yep your food is going to be all gone!
Then they can just put it outside! Haha but I agree with you about it being silly to freak out. When I went to Aldi the other day (just to do normal grocery shopping) they literally had NO produce (the main reason I went there) and the only bread left was hotdog buns.
I'm glad I sent yesterday, since there's no way I'd be getting out today!
I thought about sending some film negatives, but then I figured that everyone else must have a TON of them like I do.

I work at Aldi! :) It was insanely busy yesterday- our sales were $65,000. I don't know why people get so scared either...especially since here in Jersey, we haven't had more than 5 inches of snow in years. & they go to the store & stock up as if they were going to get snowed in for weeks!

Also, I received from ehinders, but won't be able to post pics til tomorrow. I got scared when I saw the size of the envelope because I thought I had misread the post & that the envelope I sent was too small! (She said she just didn't want to bend the larger papers.)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: kayrun on February 06, 2010 06:31:36 PM
Here's my loot from Craftsy....
wow, she spoiled me!  (and I thought we were sending smaller amounts,
since we are both just starting to build a paper stash!
anyway:  ta da!!  (she even included a papermaking book!)


I am looking fwd to spending time sorting all of these goodies & planning projects
around them!
a big
THANK YOU  to my wonderful partner!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 06, 2010 06:52:57 PM
wow! are you guys going to have a great week of exploring your stuff!

I bet as you are going through everything you are thinking of ways to use it up!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 06, 2010 06:58:49 PM
I have always wanted to make my own paper, my guy looked at me like I was crazy though when I said I needed to do it in the blender. You will have to show us when you make some!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Ffrogg526 on February 06, 2010 08:41:24 PM
Here's my package from curiousfae!  Thanks for all the awesome stuff!  I really would never have thought of keeping cancelled stamps...  I love everything!  And this "Happily Ever After" stack of paper is wonderful!  I've been oogling it at Michael's forever!



The origami paper is BEAUTIFUL!  Its still in the package in these pictures.


There's the whole sha-bang!  Lots of papers, stickers, bits and bobs, a wooden window frame (possibly my favorite thing in the package). 

Thanks again curiousfae!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on February 06, 2010 09:24:29 PM
Such awesome stuff! I love the thing that says, "please wake me for the duty free."


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: curiousfae on February 06, 2010 10:31:34 PM
glad you liked it all! i love those window frames too! i would love to see what you do with it! i bought a whole bag of canceled stamps at hobby lobby- i get a lot of use out of them!
happy crafting!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 07, 2010 06:53:10 AM
I also love those little punches (the green thing) :D

I tear off every stamp on every envelope--they come in handy for so many projects!

I also love the wooden window--it can go goth or garden or...wow!

nice collection of papers! such variety--I am glad that some of the manufacturers are making smaller packs of papers for ATC's and small works--who uses up a whole 16" page? :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Ffrogg526 on February 07, 2010 07:08:37 AM
Yeah - I find myself with tons of little pieces left over from 12 x 12 pages.  The scrapbook I keep for my school's music department is 12 x 12 but for most other projects its just too big! 

I already used some of my goodies!  I was working on my altered journal last night and found the perfect goodies (feathers) for a page out of this amazing envelope!   :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 07, 2010 09:19:37 AM
Love love love that fairy tale paper. :) They have one with a faerie on it in that series and it is what the tooth faerie uses to write notes back to the children on ;)
Everyone is getting such great hauls. I wish I would have put more scrap book paper in my packages now.
Oh well, there is always personal swaps if everyone is happy.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on February 07, 2010 09:25:21 AM
I am getting so excited to see what corduroy cat sent me! All these packages are so great, it makes me want to drop everything and just craft all day!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 07, 2010 11:23:11 AM
Oooh, such wonderful packages! I love the druggist ad with the eye, and the wooden window and the origami paper... and, well...everything!!!

BTW, I think I've caught up to all of the pm's I've received, so please check your status if you are on my list and let me know if it's wrong! :) Thanks!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 07, 2010 03:36:37 PM
naww everyones packages look fab! I hope my partners are happy with their goodies :D:D

i know i'll love it!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on February 07, 2010 04:18:32 PM
Here's what i got from ehinders! I took lots of pictures so you all could see all the awesome stuff!















Everything is great but I especially like the brads in the last picture! I can't wait to start using all this! Thank you ehinders! :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: curiousfae on February 07, 2010 05:37:36 PM
love love love the old photos of groucho marx!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: mandys_momma on February 07, 2010 05:57:18 PM
Nice packages so far!


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Post by: dinkime on February 07, 2010 07:01:42 PM
from sprinklez!!

everything:


and a few of my faves:


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Post by: Tero on February 07, 2010 07:08:33 PM
WOW what GREAT packages !! Too many favorites to list them all :) We should keep the gallery going and post pictures of some of the cool things that get made out of all of our new treasures. :) Not sure if that is allowed but it would be neat.



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Post by: bacettox on February 08, 2010 05:10:23 AM
Noooo! My packet was delivered today but I was out and all my housemates were asleep! So lazy... I am getting it redelivered for tomorrow. So excited!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 08, 2010 06:00:28 AM
WOW what GREAT packages !! Too many favorites to list them all :) We should keep the gallery going and post pictures of some of the cool things that get made out of all of our new treasures. :) Not sure if that is allowed but it would be neat.

Maybe what we could do is just post links to projects we made using the stuff!  That is what we are doing in the 50 projects and the destash...that way, more people can see what you made if they were not in this swap...

And, I am going to add that I can't believe how much stuff everyone had to give away...we are really really seriously hoarders of stuff  :D


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Post by: ehinders on February 08, 2010 07:05:46 AM
I'm glad you liked everything PinkPug! Don't worry about the envelope! It would've all fit in an 8 1/2 by 11, but then I would've had to fold the 12 by 12 paper and I just didn't want to do that. Besides, I had that envelope laying around and I thought I would be perfect.

The old black and whites of movie stars are actually old greeting cards from the 70's. I have had them forever and haven't done anything with them yet, so I've been slowly giving them to others hoping they'll get used in a cool project!

I love seeing everyone's stuff! I haven't seen a package yet that didn't have something I like in it! ;)


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Post by: Dragonflower on February 08, 2010 08:02:35 AM
And, I am going to add that I can't believe how much stuff everyone had to give away...we are really really seriously hoarders of stuff  :D

You really have no idea!  ::)
I like the idea of linking here with projects we've made with the supplies we've sent- it would be neat to see what your partners come up with!
Those are some more awesome packages too!


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Post by: dark.star.88 on February 08, 2010 09:15:23 AM
I got my package today! It's sitting in the Apartment office though SO AS SOON AS I GET OFF WORK I CAN OPENS IT! I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT!


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Post by: beccabadger on February 08, 2010 11:50:07 AM
I received from TerraBella01! I have some wonderful stuff and I can't wait to show it all off! I'll post pics in the next few days (sorry, really busy!).


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Post by: Angelicus on February 08, 2010 01:02:52 PM
Everyones got such gorgeous stuff. I am still overwhelmed at the generosity of the package I received.

Jumping on the end of the snow band wagon my brother works in Waitrose (top end UK store - son't know if you have it in the USA) and when we had some snow back in the beginning of february they took more money in than they did on christmas eve  :o


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Post by: malmow on February 08, 2010 01:03:49 PM
I received from corduroy cat today.
I'm going to tell you a story, okay?
See that giant mailbox over there?

Way across the road with it's door open? Well, that is my neighbor's mailbox. Mine is the tiny one behind it. My neighbor's mailbox is broken and won't stay closed.
Today I went to check the mail. After being home with Mr. Malmow ALL DAY. And while I was standing at my mailbox, I happened to look in 344's mailbox, since it was open. And I saw my package in it!
So I grabbed it right out and huffed across the street and declared to Mr. Malmow that I have HAD IT with the USPS and I will be lodging a complaint against my lazy mailman.
Anyway, THANK GOODNESS I saw it b/c 344 might not have known which house was mine and the package wouldn't fit in my mailbox and maybe they would have just stolen it.
I'm glad they didn't, because it was full of awesome stuff!
Satchmo was wary.



There are TONS of papers, a bunch of tags (I love tags) mints in an awesome tin, rub ons, beads, buttons, museum brochures, maps, giraffes, envelopes with angler fish on them!

Some of my favorites:

Cigarette cards, apothecary type labels, and the gold eyeball things. Are they supposed to backwards? Are they rubons?

Loteria cards (which I am unfamiliar with, but are really neat), a hilarious holographic Barbie card, and an amusing fortune cookie fortune.
I can't even begin to thank you, corduroy cat!
Just as I can't even begin to post all of the amazing things she sent me. One last image: some of the awesome vintage stamps she talked about.

As always, I apologize for the shoddy photography, and for sending my partner a package that isn't nearly as awesome as this one!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 08, 2010 01:07:47 PM
Are cigarette cards like what we get in bubblegum packs?

great package full of a bit of everything! have fun!


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Post by: Tero on February 08, 2010 01:54:35 PM
That is a wonderful package !! :) I love those old labels, not sure what I would do with them but I am thinking one can never have too many of them. LOL

aaawww I cant wait for my partners to get their package and me to mine.....eeeeppp!!


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Post by: beckashell on February 08, 2010 02:32:39 PM
WOW what GREAT packages !! Too many favorites to list them all :) We should keep the gallery going and post pictures of some of the cool things that get made out of all of our new treasures. :) Not sure if that is allowed but it would be neat.

Maybe what we could do is just post links to projects we made using the stuff!  That is what we are doing in the 50 projects and the destash...that way, more people can see what you made if they were not in this swap...

And, I am going to add that I can't believe how much stuff everyone had to give away...we are really really seriously hoarders of stuff  :D

Ooooh what a great idea~!! I needed new papers yesterday for my sister's birthday present - but I decided that I could wait a few days to see what arrives in the mail instead!

I'm hoping that there's something I can use for a cupcake book i'm making...  :D


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Post by: dark.star.88 on February 08, 2010 06:06:14 PM
I RECEIVED FROM Ffrogg526! I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH Ffrogg526, everything is GREAT!  :D


 Flowers, and cute little tags, and BEADS!



STICKERS!!!!



AWESOME PAPER! AND STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP HOLDERS! I THINK I'LL BE USING THOSE!



Some more awesome paper! I love the musical notes.. I think she marbled it herself!



AND WHAT I ASKED FOR... Calendars! Also some very very pretty ribbon!


THANK YOU AGAIN! THIS SWAP WAS AWESOME! CAN'T WAIT FOR Dollface to get my packagE!


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on February 08, 2010 07:36:26 PM
Everyone's getting awesome stuff! I can't wait to start crafting with all my new supplies! I definitely want to see what everyone makes & adding links here is a great idea. :)

Malmow: I'm glad I'm not the only one who's had to deal with a lazy mailman..we used to live in an apartment building & one of our neighbors had the same last name as my boyfriend, so we'd always get that guy's mail & he would get ours, even though the mailboxes were clearly labeled "Castro, J" & "Castro, E" and the guy left notes asking the mailman to be more careful..


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Post by: Dragonflower on February 08, 2010 08:36:04 PM
Oh wow, everyone's packages are just soooo awesome!
I received an incredible stuffed envie from Sonjaboo this evening, but ya'll will have to wait until tomorrow for pictures. But trust me, it rocks!


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Post by: beckashell on February 08, 2010 08:55:05 PM
I received today!! I'm not used to getting a swap package so fast. I'm quite impressed with Australia Post.

Now let's see if my photos will upload...


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Post by: beckashell on February 09, 2010 05:08:34 AM
Here is my wonderful package from Little Dragon Fly.

First up - scrapbooking paper!

Stickers (lots of alphabet ones - my favourite kind!) and playing cards (LOVE!)

Random pages from books, pretty papers (I think I sent you the same ones  ;)) and cardboard


Craftster won't let me upload more photos right now, so i'll have to do the rest in the morning. Trust me, the next things are even better!!

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!



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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2010 06:18:52 AM
I keep seeing stuff I want!! Love the little dragonflies stickers and the alphabet stuff!

ha ha I also see some stuff I sent to my partners (we all must think alike on some things!)...

I have a huge collage project due at the end of February, so I am looking forward to adding a few more bits from what I get...

which, reminds me:

I GOT TWO AWESOME PACKAGES IN THE MAIL!!!!!

Thank you Casey and Edel!!!

I will have to wait to post pics as once again, we are preparing for emergency snow day...it could be ice day as well since some of the stuff melted...lots of collapsed roofs and leaking water in our area...and the oil trucks are behind so I have to gather firewood just in case...ugh...get more birdfood...more wine... :D


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Post by: dark.star.88 on February 09, 2010 06:33:23 AM
..... we are preparing for emergency snow day...it could be ice day as well since some of the stuff melted...lots of collapsed roofs and leaking water in our area...and the oil trucks are behind so I have to gather firewood just in case...ugh...get more birdfood...more wine... :D

LOL... wine and birdfood.. good things to have on an ice/snow day! LOL... that will keep you warm and happy!


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Post by: kartiana on February 09, 2010 08:05:24 AM
I received my goodies from PinkPug,INK. yesterday! And I took a bunch of pictures  :)









I asked for foreign language text and got two cleaver ones, Texting and the white paper to the right is Braille! So cool!


After I got all the big stuff out and photographed I had to pile it all up so I could spread out all the itty bitty goodies that were in their own envelope:


Everything is so fun! I love it all, but here are a few of my fav little things:

Sticker text (clockwise from top left): "I have seen the truth, and it makes no sense." "Deadlines amuse me" "I have no idea what I'm doing out of bed" "'Not a morning person' doesn't even begin to cover it." oh yeah, and "Kids are wise little people"  :)

Thanks PinkPug,INK.!!!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2010 10:02:29 AM
I spot a candy corn!  I also covet the little green wire heart!

Next time I am at the firehall Bingo, I am going to snatch Bingo cards!

Forecast has been changed...now it is 15-22 inches of snow...two employees had to go home because their houses are leaking water from damned up gutters...hanging out at work until the snow begins...


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Post by: attackofthequacks on February 09, 2010 10:29:58 AM
all awesome packages  :D as someone who has only been collecting my papercraft stash for a year or two, I am amazed by some of the things people have been sending and recieving


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Post by: corduroy cat on February 09, 2010 10:31:55 AM
so glad it got to you malmow! my mailwoman is useless as well, she's always in a bad mood :P


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Post by: beckashell on February 09, 2010 02:09:34 PM
Here's the rest of my package from Little Green Dragonfly.

Random papers - lots of text!!, some Peanuts, and some gorgeous little origami squares!


whimsies! Stamps, brads, fabric... so much pretty! Spot the dragonfly  :)

A close up of some favourites. I love the little thermometer!


ribbon, charms, Orange embosing powder!


and look at this lovely cut out! I think that I might just frame it :D


Thanks for everything. I love it all!!


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Post by: PinkPug,INK. on February 09, 2010 07:11:29 PM
Glad you liked what I sent, Kartiana! :)

That fish paper cutting thing is so cool!


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Post by: Dragonflower on February 09, 2010 07:38:25 PM
OOOHHHH, more gorgeous stuff! This is the best gallery, seriously. :)
So here's so more fabulousness! My package from Sonjaboo:
All together now:
I couldn't get it all in one shot!
And whimsies- whoo!!!

And tiny papery stuff:

Some favorites together:

There are more pictures in my photo hosting, but I don't want to overwhelm any more than I already have! There is just so much to ooh and ah over, I hate to exclude anything! Thank you so much Sonjaboo! :D


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Post by: Casey1201 on February 09, 2010 07:40:34 PM
I love those tiny glass vials! Everything is really great so far and we still have so many packages to see. Its like neverending fun :)


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Post by: malmow on February 09, 2010 07:51:08 PM
Kartiana got a couple of the same papers I sent to corduroy cat! I hope your mailwoman cooperates!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 09, 2010 07:54:27 PM
beckashell--are those multiplication flash cards I see? I am taking notes on all the packages! so many more things to hunt down and hoard!!

omg--I see a Girl Scount badge in your package dragonflyer!!! What are those plastic colored disks in the third picture?

I never thought of using my label maker to make words for Altered works!

Wonderful! Also, I bet you ladies are the best packers in the world...how did all that stuff fit into an envelope ;)


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Post by: dark.star.88 on February 09, 2010 08:01:59 PM
Everyone has some amazing packages! :) BUT YOU KEEP DISTRACTING ME FROM CLEANING AND LAUNDRY!  :P


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Post by: sprinklez on February 09, 2010 08:57:36 PM
Sorry I took so long to post in the gallery, guys(girls!). Here are my two packages.

From dinkime:

A few of my favorites:


From nessie:

A few of my favorites:


I love everything in both my packages. I was so pleased to receive them. They each contained things I love, things I've wanted, and things I never thought about but I now can't wait to use. Thank you so so much, dinkime and nessie. I hope you guys liked my packages as much!

By the way, does anyone else have the feeling that they just don't want to cut into all this lovely stuff to start altering? I kind of just want to stare at it all day (even though I need to finish up my inchies for the inchie swap and this could be useful! haha).


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Post by: beckashell on February 09, 2010 09:38:08 PM
Yup, I got flash cards!  :D Maybe now i'll actually learn and remember my times tables....

Dragonflywer - that is the most colourful swap package I have ever seen!! I just want to keep staring at all the pretty colours  :P

Sprinklez - I love the dinosaur you got. it's so cute!!


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Post by: sprinklez on February 09, 2010 10:53:37 PM
beckashell: I think it's wood! Either that or some other hard, woodlike substance. I might collage it and put it on my wall or something!


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Post by: little green dragonfly on February 09, 2010 11:49:35 PM
Wow gallery explosion!  :o

So many awesome colourful and fun itmes :P

I recieved today - I'll post pics tomorrow - I'm headed to my dance class in a tic :)

Ps - The thermometer actually works!


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Post by: beckashell on February 10, 2010 01:35:35 AM
Ps - The thermometer actually works!

No way! That's awesome!!  :D


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Post by: Sinjah on February 10, 2010 01:45:41 PM
I finally hunted down my camera cable, so here are pictures of the wonderful package sajona sent me!



The loot.



Paper, paper, paper! These are so amazing, there are so many vintage magazines and book pages and stuff.



Whimsies, fibers, and other random stuff. I love that little box, it's full of postage stamps! The foam stamp is one of my favorites too!



Aaaand smaller paper stuff and pictures! I could look through these for ages, they're going to be perfect for my inchies and other small-scale paper crafts!

Thank you sajona for an AMAZING package!!


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Post by: beckashell on February 10, 2010 01:55:28 PM
Sinjah - in the last photo what is that wheel/flower type thing? It's near the monopoly money...


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 10, 2010 02:17:22 PM
omg--I see a Girl Scount badge in your package dragonflyer!!! What are those plastic colored disks in the third picture?

I never thought of using my label maker to make words for Altered works!

There are actually two girl scout badges! I'm not sure what the little plastic disks are from, but Sonjaboo sent me a lot of game pieces and stuff, so I figure they came from a game. I actually have plans for those already!
And I loved the labels- I would have never thought of that either!
Dragonflywer - that is the most colourful swap package I have ever seen!! I just want to keep staring at all the pretty colours  :P

Haha- me too! And there are just so many different things to play with!

I'm loving all the packages though- I want to pake a giant paper pile with them all and just PLAY!!!


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Post by: Sinjah on February 10, 2010 02:24:54 PM
Sinjah - in the last photo what is that wheel/flower type thing? It's near the monopoly money...

It's joss paper, I think, or at least it looks like it. It has chinese characters on it and it's absolutely gorgeous.


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Post by: frogangel on February 10, 2010 03:03:01 PM
Everyone has been getting some pretty paper products! There's a lot of stuff that catches my eye! ;D

I got my package from sg1psychopath! She sent some pretty neat stuff and now I'm going to be busy just looking at everything! :D

Everything together...

Stickers...

Ribbons and pieces of fabric...

Brads and little itty bitty clothes pins that are SO cute...


Here's a couple of my favorites...
A small old frog calender... I'll be using every pic from it ;D

And a scrapbooking page that has torn denim and a Guns-N-Roses song line on it! I don't know if it was intended for the Guns-N-Roses song, but that's what I'm using it for cause the background on the paper looks rocker to me. ;)


Thank you sg1psychopath everything is is great! I really like all the shiny papers and the handmade papers with the flower petals in them.


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Post by: Tero on February 10, 2010 03:10:11 PM
OMG !!! I just got the most wonderful package from England !!! Will post pictures soon :)
Thank you so so much Loukr !!! I am a happy happy camper :)


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Post by: Dragonflower on February 10, 2010 03:14:05 PM
oooh, that's a lovely package, frogangel! I like the shiny, shiny pages.  ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 10, 2010 03:30:45 PM
I see colored popsicle sticks!!  (all of these packages are like an "I Spy" game to me!!!)

I was trying not to see the clown...but I did like all of the other things like the joss paper! :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 10, 2010 03:58:15 PM
Ohhhh just heard from the super duper Loukr and she has asked that I wait on the posting of pictures...ummm seems there is another ubber cool swap package out there that it much like mine. All I have to say to the lucky gal getting the second package....get a good drink, some time alone and enjoy yourself. :) I have went back through my package three times now. :)


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Post by: beckashell on February 10, 2010 04:00:28 PM
Ohhhh just heard from the super duper Loukr and she has asked that I wait on the posting of pictures...ummm seems there is another ubber cool swap package out there that it much like mine. All I have to say to the lucky gal getting the second package....get a good drink, some time alone and enjoy yourself. :) I have went back through my package three times now. :)

NOOOOOOOOOO!!! I've been sitting at my computer refreshing this page waiting for you to post so that I can get a sneak peak of my package!!  ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 10, 2010 04:02:46 PM
LOL  :D Oh that just made this really fun. LOL

You almost had a full peek, I just happen to read my messages before I posted the pictures. There is some stuff that will really make you swoon when you get it. :) It will be worth the wait I promise. ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 10, 2010 04:04:15 PM
LOL  :D Oh that just made this really fun. LOL

You almost had a full peek, I just happen to read my messages before I posted the pictures. There is some stuff that will really make you swoon when you get it. :) It will be worth the wait I promise. ;)

Well i'll let you know the second I receive so that you can post pictures first!

I'd let you post and stay that I wouldn't peak but.... we all know that I won't be able to resist  ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 10, 2010 05:55:23 PM
I just walked outside and guess what was there?! If only i'd walked out half an hour earlier Tero could have posted!

Thank you Loukr - I love it all, especially the _______ and the _______. But as promised, i'll let Tero post her photos first!  :D


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Post by: .:dollface:. on February 10, 2010 06:26:15 PM
I don't know why, but I always find the gallery days and days later... I had to catch up 13 pages! lol.. everyone's swap packages are amazing! i can't wait to see more!!!  <3


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on February 10, 2010 06:29:18 PM
omg--I see a Girl Scount badge in your package dragonflyer!!! What are those plastic colored disks in the third picture?

I never thought of using my label maker to make words for Altered works!

There are actually two girl scout badges! I'm not sure what the little plastic disks are from, but Sonjaboo sent me a lot of game pieces and stuff, so I figure they came from a game. I actually have plans for those already!
And I loved the labels- I would have never thought of that either!
Dragonflywer - that is the most colourful swap package I have ever seen!! I just want to keep staring at all the pretty colours  :P

Haha- me too! And there are just so many different things to play with!

I'm loving all the packages though- I want to pake a giant paper pile with them all and just PLAY!!!

I am soooo glad that you liked your package!  The girl scout badges are some vintage ones that I scored at a yard sale this summer.  The plastic disks are for Bingo -- they used to use those instead of the ink dobbers.  (My grandmother used to have a huge bag of them that she'd take to Bingo -- I loved them!)  

And I agree, there are some amazing goodies in this gallery so far! :D I love seeing what everyone else likes to use/has in their stash.  

Now speaking of amazing packages, I finally have pictures of both of the incredible packages that I received!  

First, my package from PinkPug,INK.:
Some awesome papers, including a sheet of something I think is braille?  Is that right?  It's awesome!


Super fun doo-dads, including some excellent stickers that really crack me up! (Particularly "A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door."  Ha!)


Some awesome cards, my favorite being the black cat one of course:  :D


And more fun papers, heart doilies (plans for these already), and whimsies:



Thank you so much! I love everything!!! :D



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on February 10, 2010 06:35:24 PM
Sorry to do two posts -- my computer just started freaking out!  So here is my package posting, Part 2.  :D

Presenting my goodies from Dragonflywer!!!  Let me preface this by saying I received a box, and within that box were three envelopes full of stuff -- yes, you heard me.  Three.  *Swoon*

Incredible papers:


Text, dictionary pages, sari threads, scissors:


More awesome papers:


So many fun things here! Papers, stickers, buttons, flowers, a ladybug, and right next to that is an adorable vial that I love to pieces!  My camera wasn't working great, but hopefully you can see this:


More of the camera not working great -- but this was an envelope filled with tiny origami stars!  I love this!!!


I think that this is everything -- there was so much I am delightfully overwhelmed!  Thank you so much! I love it all.  :D

*edited to add*
Here is a pic of the inspector general making sure that everything was okay with the packages and that I know how to use it all.  Here she is demonstrating that a Cheez It-like button can double perfectly as a chin scratcher. :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: dinkime on February 10, 2010 06:48:04 PM
THANK YOU CASSIE!! :D

i received my 2nd envie today -- cassie packed it full!!

papers, iron ons, ribbon, stickers, etc etc etc


this one is basically all of it...i think, lol


and this is a a few of my faves:


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on February 10, 2010 11:34:48 PM
I was trying not to see the clown...but I did like all of the other things like the joss paper! :D

I am sorry to say... that after pictures were taken the clown was hidden somewhere and probably will never see the light of day again. Unless I unearth him for a really creepy project XD

All these wonderful packages give me swap anxiety :( SonjaBoo, ooh, those are such amazing goodies you got there! The pile of paper Dragonflywer sent you makes me salivate!

Ohhhh just heard from the super duper Loukr and she has asked that I wait on the posting of pictures...ummm seems there is another ubber cool swap package out there that it much like mine. All I have to say to the lucky gal getting the second package....get a good drink, some time alone and enjoy yourself. :) I have went back through my package three times now. :)

NOOOOOOOOOO!!! I've been sitting at my computer refreshing this page waiting for you to post so that I can get a sneak peak of my package!!  ;)

That is too funny. I suppose I should give my partners the same orders?!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 11, 2010 12:40:48 AM
So many more pretty packages!!!

I received from Backashell yesterday - took photos today :)

Behold hte awesomeness:

Paper awesomeness:


Papers images post cards met cards letters and more awesome items:


Whimsies! And my fave items little paper cranes - going to make earrings with these!!!
Paper lantern, ribbons, paper edges and flowers.


Thankyou muchly :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 11, 2010 01:28:42 AM
Glad you liked your package.
 :D

and that's actually a paper ball from Japan. It'll look like this when you blow it up:
http://photoino.typepad.com/my_weblog/images/2008/06/19/paper_ball.jpg (http://photoino.typepad.com/my_weblog/images/2008/06/19/paper_ball.jpg)
Stay an inch or so back to blow air into it.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: bacettox on February 11, 2010 04:01:00 AM
I received from attackofthequacks this morning! Wow! I shall post pictures later on today. How wonderful!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: sajona on February 11, 2010 05:41:44 AM


I am sorry to say... that after pictures were taken the clown was hidden somewhere and probably will never see the light of day again. Unless I unearth him for a really creepy project XD

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LOL Why do you think I passed him on? I think maybe you should send him out for the next swap and we'll see how far creepy clown can travel until he finds someone who loves him :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 11, 2010 05:58:21 AM
just catching up with the gallery, such awesome stuff. I have an insane desire to see everything in this gallery all together in one spot...then I think i would have to just roll in the papery goodness... ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 11, 2010 06:10:22 AM
Behold the glory........

img]https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/124569_10Feb10_PICT0028.JPG[/img]

I got the best package in the mail yesterday. Honestly was blow away by all the wonderful things that were in there. Thank you so much Loukr, you spoiled beyond my wildest expectations. The art prints are just blowing me away.  I went a little nuts with the pictures and don't want to hog the gallery so if you want to see all of the goodies you can check out my gallery here....
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&page=1&ppuser=124569

I know the first picture was kind of blurry, but there was just too much to try and fit into one picture. I will dive right into my favorites..

My husband and I LOVE the Pre-Raphaelites, truly one of the common links and passions that helped us to fall in love, this made us stop dead in our tracks.



It is a beautiful etching? for sure high quality illustration from an old art book. One of Rossetti's works and it is so getting framed and hanging in our home.

The other wonderful things in that picture are old sheet music from Scotland, stamped with beautiful birds and butterflies. Bruce's family was from Scotland way back when and it too holds a special place for us. We had a full up Scottish wedding so really this package just blew both of us away.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330047)
Way better picture of the sheet music.


Wonderful papers, fabrics and paper dollies in there as well. There was some batik fabric that still has the feel of wax about it. LOVE IT, Loukr, did you make that yourself?


A huge pile of beautiful illustrations from an old French art book on the gallery of London. You guys have no idea how much I love these. Just not words...


Yeah, that is a hip x-ray of a cat :) There are several more x-rays in there as well
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330033)
I love everything so much I cant think of what to leave out so I am doing small pictures for right now. I LOVE these so much. She stamped leather with a beautiful bird stamp and sent me a stack of these !!! OMG

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330031)

A beautiful Scottish song printed on pretty paper

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330030)
A pile of stamps from all over the world !! Yeah, I know...

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330029)
A cool ass cell paper rock something...not sure how to explain it. You can see through it, I was holding it up to the light for this shot. I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet but it will be something hip I can tell you that.


Really beautiful inches that deserve a large picture. These are wonderful, I could look at them for hours and still see a different texture, word, thought, fabric, element. Wonderful


Two beautiful works by Loukr and signed on the back as well, thank you very much :)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330025)
The funniest little cards :)

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330024)

Quilled stickers, love quilling, like paper cutting though I would never have the patience to do it myself.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330023)
Yep, that's a pile of old buttons...:) Happy happy happy

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330022)
More beautiful papers and fabric and cut outs..


I wish I could have gotten a better shot of these, I am pretty sure they are block prints done by Loukr as well. Really pretty colors.

There was so much more in the package that I feel like I am skipping over. Please go look at the gallery so you can see how cool this package was.

Again Loukr, thank you so very much for all that you did. Really hope my package can live up to this. Such wonderful treasures in Europe, hope my stuff is not to boring. LOL


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on February 11, 2010 06:12:40 AM
Wowsers!  This gallery gets better and better.  Loukr, you are making the rest of us look bad!  LOL!  :D  (Seriously, that is some awesome loot!)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2010 06:49:17 AM
aw man--I am not believing some of these packages...I am sorry not to be able to post pics yet!  We have been snowed in and I have no more batteries for my camera...I am hoping to get out sometime today, but I have to get food and firewood first!!

Everything is so colorful and I keep writing down all of the fun things that I can now keep or go hunting for!!

Please...absolutely do not send me that clown ever... ;D

gosh--I love the inchies and the gorgeous prints...and the Japanese blow up balloon (I still have a few from my trip to Japan!)...everything I see, I want!

I think I might need to make some more packages of stuff available to the swappers on here or maybe for the next round...I don't seem to have made a huge dent in my room...I would love to do a "One of each" swap--ha ha--give me one of each thing!!! Because there is so much stuff!!!










Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 11, 2010 07:32:37 AM
Behold the glory........

I got the best package in the mail yesterday. Honestly was blow away by all the wonderful things that were in there. Thank you so much Loukr, you spoiled beyond my wildest expectations. The art prints are just blowing me away.  I went a little nuts with the pictures and don't want to hog the gallery so if you want to see all of the goodies you can check out my gallery here....
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?cat=500&page=1&ppuser=124569

I know the first picture was kind of blurry, but there was just too much to try and fit into one picture. I will dive right into my favorites..

My husband and I LOVE the Pre-Raphaelites, truly one of the common links and passions that helped us to fall in love, this made us stop dead in our tracks.

It is a beautiful etching? for sure high quality illustration from an old art book. One of Rossetti's works and it is so getting framed and hanging in our home.

The other wonderful things in that picture are old sheet music from Scotland, stamped with beautiful birds and butterflies. Bruce's family was from Scotland way back when and it too holds a special place for us. We had a full up Scottish wedding so really this package just blew both of us away.

Way better picture of the sheet music.

Wonderful papers, fabrics and paper dollies in there as well. There was some batik fabric that still has the feel of wax about it. LOVE IT, Loukr, did you make that yourself?

A huge pile of beautiful illustrations from an old French art book on the gallery of London. You guys have no idea how much I love these. Just not words...

Yeah, that is a hip x-ray of a cat :) There are several more x-rays in there as well

I love everything so much I cant think of what to leave out so I am doing small pictures for right now. I LOVE these so much. She stamped leather with a beautiful bird stamp and sent me a stack of these !!! OMG

A beautiful Scottish song printed on pretty paper

A pile of stamps from all over the world !! Yeah, I know...

A cool ass cell paper rock something...not sure how to explain it. You can see through it, I was holding it up to the light for this shot. I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet but it will be something hip I can tell you that.

Really beautiful inches that deserve a large picture. These are wonderful, I could look at them for hours and still see a different texture, word, thought, fabric, element. Wonderful

Two beautiful works by Loukr and signed on the back as well, thank you very much :)

The funniest little cards :)

Quilled stickers, love quilling, like paper cutting though I would never have the patience to do it myself.

Yep, that's a pile of old buttons...:) Happy happy happy

More beautiful papers and fabric and cut outs..

I wish I could have gotten a better shot of these, I am pretty sure they are block prints done by Loukr as well. Really pretty colors.

There was so much more in the package that I feel like I am skipping over. Please go look at the gallery so you can see how cool this package was.

Again Loukr, thank you so very much for all that you did. Really hope my package can live up to this. Such wonderful treasures in Europe, hope my stuff is not to boring. LOL


woooaaahhhh I sent a whole lot more than I was thinking I did - no wonder postage was so blimmin' much :D:D

My intention was to put a note in there with both your and Beckashell's package but I had to run to the post office before it closed!
So let me explain a few of those bits for you!

First of all, the illustration that you and your husband both love, were from the french art book of the gallery of London, as were the rest of the similar sized images :D I'm so happy you like it! :)

I had no idea your husband was of Scottish origin, I thought I would need to PM you to just say that it's scottish (incase it wasn't obvious enough, I know some of the words sound silly!)

The fabric samples in there are all from my college days whilst I was studying fashion design & my art foundation. I have so many samples but now they've gone off to you and Beckashell :P The rainbow coloured one is a screen print, and the ones of paper are prints of some sort, I can't remember exactly as I tried so many different methods but I know the quote printed was a lino cut :) it's funny that the name I signed on the papers is the same as my craftster username, that made me chuckle as I was stuffing the envelopes! Ooh and yes I did the batik ones. Not perfect I know but I thought you could do something fun with them!

The printed pressed flowers is on sticker paper, as is the vintage fabric print out (pinky floral one). Some of the paper scraps (yes.. I KEEP those, it droves my boyfriend mad sometimes) are also on sticky paper I think! I keep little bits like that to make inchies with or they make nice additions to altered journals!

The dictionary pages are from a 1950's dictionary, there are little illustrations dotted throughout which was what made me buy the book in the first place!

The funny cards are from a game called 'Cheery Families', I kept one 'family' (4 cards) then split the rest between you two :) I also split the heart shaped deck of cards between the two of you so you've both got one red suit, one black suit and a joker each!

The scottish song is from the scottish song book (called songs of the North I believe!) and I printed the pattern over the top. wasn't as successful as the pin-up images rpinted by one of the other swappers so I gave up with that method!

Those photographic prints were supposed to be signed on the back with a DECENT pen, but just as I started writing with it, it had dried out already :( BOOOO!! (sorry for any fingerprints too :P tehee!)

I'm SO happy you like all I sent you, and I'm really glad that some of it has personal meaning to both you and your husband!

Phew! Beckashell, I'd love to know which bits were your favourite :)

PS: I realllllly hope there'll be another round of this swap as I've already started collecting little scraps of 'stuff' in a big sweetie tin in preparation!

everyones packages are just amazing I hope everyone's happy with their loot!

Loukr :) x

EDIT: Forgot I was going to say I thought it's funny that I live in England yet still managed to sent bits & pieces from France, Scotland AND Wales (the map!) random!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 11, 2010 09:00:21 AM
I recieved a brilliant package from casey (our fearless leader) today, I was running out of room to lay it all out and have been having so  much fun exclaiming over everything!

this is the group shot.

I had to stand on a chair to get them all in the shot (and I am tall!)

These are some of my favourite bits (but really I love it all!)


a bag of great whimseys, there are fabulous tiny keys, shells, charms and a teensy box which I adore.

maps! Maps of a different country, I love maps! I have had a sudden inspiration for these. there is a book binding project I want to try


stickers and tags and some old pages from a magazine, with recipes...I have to try the 'cold water cake' there was a lot of great vintage papers in this pack



so many other wonderful things, very pretty papers and some great little images, bad dogs, blank wooden shapes.

Thanks so much casey, you were so generous and there isnt a single scrap of anything in there that I dont like!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 11, 2010 09:11:34 AM
Totally forgot to mention the map, dictionary and cool sticker paper. LOVED the pressed flowers one. Really everything was wonderful. I was so overwhelmed that I knew I would forget some cool stuff. LOL I will be looking through that pile for months.
My favorite swap packages I do not put up for a long while and then when I need cheered up I go through them all over again. hee hee
That just probably said volumes about the kind of person I am.
I cant wait for your package to get to you now too :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 11, 2010 09:27:15 AM
I love those tiny keys!!! Seriously.  :D
Wow, Loukr's package is so amazing- I don't even know where to start. I love all the different kinds of things in it, fabric, leather, etc. And the xrays- too cool!
Dinkime- that paper ball looks like fun!
PinkPug's package to SonjaBoo was wonderful too.
I keep looking at my envie from SonjaBoo and finding something new, and I keep doing the same thing to everyone else's pictures! This has been one of my most fun swaps, in the packing and receiving and in the gallery! I am definitely game for another round- ya'll just do not know how much paper I have.  :o


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: attackofthequacks on February 11, 2010 10:47:37 AM
I recieved from Angelicus! wow  ;D Thank you so much!!

I lay everything out on the floor, but then I couldn't get a decent picture of it all together, so these are photos of different parts of the whole lot.


Playing cards, lots of awesome images, some painted backgrounds and tons of other random cute stuff


More great images and photos, bits of fabric, stickers, some cool orange leaf things, paintchips


scrapbooking paper, some beautiful paper with flower petals in, monopoly money and a bag of beads, buttons and other sparklies


Tons of cute embellishments, some amazing patterned paper, dominoes


more cool images and lots of random papery stuff like flashcards for learning german, a lovely black and white photo, ribbon and lots of awesome textured paper

Thank you sooo much Angelicus!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 11, 2010 11:13:07 AM
...in a strange way, this gallery makes me think that I am not such a bad hoarder after all.... :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 11, 2010 11:19:17 AM
Ooooh, niiiiccce stuff! I can't believe you were worried, Angelicus!  :D Hmm, those orange leaves look kinda familiar! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318671.msg3703295#msg3703295)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 11, 2010 01:13:52 PM
 :o OMG every package is just as cool as the last one. Usually there is an unspoken dud in every swap, not in this one. :)

I am with Edel, I want to be in one place with all of this paper goodness and just roll around in it a bit. LOL

That visual has made me smile most of the day ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 11, 2010 01:53:17 PM
tero...lol I am glad I am not the only one who wants that...nice to be wierdos together ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 11, 2010 02:47:08 PM
I am with Edel, I want to be in one place with all of this paper goodness and just roll around in it a bit. LOL

That visual has made me smile most of the day ;)

tero...lol I am glad I am not the only one who wants that...nice to be wierdos together ;)
Ya'll aren't alone! When I said earlier that I wanted to play with all the papers, I secretly meant roll around in them- I just didn't say that because I thought ya'll would think I was weird! Which I am, but a girl's gotta have some secrets! lol
I should have known I wasn't alone.  :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 11, 2010 03:19:25 PM
I am with Edel, I want to be in one place with all of this paper goodness and just roll around in it a bit. LOL

That visual has made me smile most of the day ;)

tero...lol I am glad I am not the only one who wants that...nice to be wierdos together ;)
Ya'll aren't alone! When I said earlier that I wanted to play with all the papers, I secretly meant roll around in them- I just didn't say that because I thought ya'll would think I was weird! Which I am, but a girl's gotta have some secrets! lol
I should have known I wasn't alone.  :D

LOL no no, I don't think any of us are alone, from the looks of this gallery this is most like minded group I have ever been in. We are some hording, giving kindred spirits here let me tell ya. :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 11, 2010 03:36:32 PM
lolol the next swap should be titled:

PAPER HOARDERS ANONYMOUS...


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: bacettox on February 12, 2010 04:18:55 AM
Here are my goodies from attackofthequacks!


Firstly, some gorgeous old sheet musics, images and a few books. The most amazing 'Ministry of Supply' paper.


Two huge posters of gems and birds.


Looooads of amazing scrapbook papers! Wowzers.


I love these!! Some black and white old postcards, old money and stamps!


Lots and lots of scrapbooking embellishments, stickers etc.

Also, loads and loads of buttons, beads and ribbons, and a tiny pack of playing cards.

Thanks so much attackofthequacks! What a great first swap experience this has been.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beccabadger on February 12, 2010 04:29:08 AM
Right, sorry it took a little while to post, but here's what I received from TerraBella01

First, a large selection of papers. Christmas, cute, shiny, all great  ;D



Next, an old Michigan road map, a 40s paper called 'The Prairie Farmer', some casino cards, ribbons and other bits and pieces.


Last, but certainly not least, some quotes (which I love), tags, clear stamps and pictures.


Thank you so much. I love everything and can't wait to get stuck in to using it all!  ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 12, 2010 04:42:36 AM
WOOOWWWWW still amazed at the amount of AMAZINGNESS coming out of these packages!!

And ooh oh oh oh oh parcelforce just dropped me off a package from Tero!!!! eeeep I've not even opened the actual box yet but there was goodies inside the first lot of packaging.. it's like pass the parcel. Ooh man I'm totally excited already! I thought I'd take a sip of tea and type this out before diving into the box! pictures to follow!

Ps, I say a royalmail van driving into tesco on my walk back home so I'm hoping his next stop will be to me with my package from Beckashell!! We can hope, that'll make my day I think I'll OD on paper stuffs :/ lol!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2010 06:15:57 AM
I have batteries!! I will be taking loads of pics tomorrow morning...I have had to stop myself from using some of the goodies until I got pictures, but tomorrow--LOOK OUT!

I have to agree--every package has been different...do you guys realize that with all of the stuff together there is enough for a small store? ;)

I also like learning that "secrets" are not that secret in this group...hubby said I looked like a kid playing in a sandbox of paper and "stuff"...yup--that is how I felt, too!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: cassiecate57 on February 12, 2010 06:36:41 AM
Ok! Finally! Here is my loot from dinkime!

A bunch of "vintage" type stuff. Labels from food and old papers. I love everything! :D









I especially love the foam flowers, the USA map cutouts, the vintage fruit labels and the children's books pages!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 12, 2010 06:53:26 AM
I received from RaeRaethejetplane and oh my goodness! First off the package weighed 4 lbs! And it was 2 envelopes inside another one so it was almost never ending goodies! I will be posting pictures tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 12, 2010 07:29:03 AM
woah oh boy that was fun! I've managed to make it through my package. I will be having another rummage I'm sure, later on this evening!

First of all, she has sent me a CD with loads of photos from her travels, Tero they're lovely! I love them all and the blossom ones are making me want to travel to Germany and the kitty ones.. I WANT KITTEH!!! bless! And the Owl one amaaaazed me, is that a normal sight in the US or dod you take that in another country? Here in the UK sights like that are virtually impossible :( I love owlies! :) :)

Onto the pictures.. erm.. there are quite a few, so I'll post a few in here and you can visit my gallery to see the others if you so wish! https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showgallery.php?ppuser=72023&cat=500 I've already managed to double-upload and mess up my gallery.. urgh!
I tried to group things together so I wouldn't need to take sooo many pictures!!

Ok Ok.. German (are these German? I was so excited I forgot to have a read! (not that my German is up to scratch though.. danke))
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330641)

60'd dress patterns! I will be MAKING THESE!! my faaavourite patterns are from the 60s and 70s!!


Beautiful scrapbook paper! (I actually have never owned any of this. UNTIL NOW!)


A little note to meeee on a gorgeous little card & some stampies!


A completely cute little love heart puzzle, various playing cards (it's the back of these I looove!


Stickers, cards, images


German text and illustration
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330647)

These are amazing, I'll need a bit of time to go through each of them! And oooold notebook filler, looks like it 'used' to have lines on it! amazing!


Little clickable images to amazing stuff!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330658)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330659)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330660) - yeah.. I KNOW!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330661) - this is just such a beautiful cards it's inspired some work from me!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330664) - vintage photo wallet, gorgeous!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=330665) - lace and doily!

VINTAGE BUTTONS BAAAHHHHH YEY!!!


What's that ?? beetle wings? YES!! Thank you Tero, these are amaaaazing! I'm going to make a pair of earrings to start with I think!


And here we have the box it all came out of.. Tero, how on earth did it all fit in there?!


 :D thank you tero soooooooooooo so much I luff my package of goodness (I won't be rolling in it though, as those beetle wings are SHARP!!!) x


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: dark.star.88 on February 12, 2010 07:36:18 AM
WOAH! The bettle wings are amazing the color is soo cool!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 12, 2010 08:06:52 AM
I am so happy you liked it all. I had to laugh as I totally forgot what all I sent and since you package got here I have been walking around thinking...ohhh I hope I sent that....uuuuuu did I send that?

I am pretty sure that there are goodies stuck in some of the red envelopes, you might want to lookin a few of them or maybe at least one. LOL

The comic book pagers are indeed German found in a thrift shop there I knew that they were meant to be crafted with.

The owls landed in our back garden in Germany. It was unheard of there as well. Owls are very special to me and they seem to show up in my life in very magical ways.

They came that one day and then never again. Strange. I think there were seven of them?

Glad you like the pictures, I was a bit nervous sending them to a real photographer so really happy you approve. :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 12, 2010 08:34:27 AM
Wow loukr, there are some great items in that package you got. I love those bettle wings. They are so pretty I wouldnt be able to craft with them! I really like the backs of those playing cards as well!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 12, 2010 09:09:32 AM
wow--I am on overload now...I keep seeing stuff that I KNOW I either forgot or could not pack into my packages... :(

I just swooned looking at those patterns!!! I could just kick myself in the butt for throwing out old ones from the 50's and 60's---but I do have some really wild ones from the 80's!!  Can you say shoulder pads???

Wonderful stuffed packages...just wonderful narration of all the goodies as well...loukr--I can almost hear you gasping and gushing as you reach for each thing---ha ha ha wonderful excitment!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 12, 2010 09:22:03 AM
I am so happy you liked it all. I had to laugh as I totally forgot what all I sent and since you package got here I have been walking around thinking...ohhh I hope I sent that....uuuuuu did I send that?

I am pretty sure that there are goodies stuck in some of the red envelopes, you might want to lookin a few of them or maybe at least one. LOL

The comic book pagers are indeed German found in a thrift shop there I knew that they were meant to be crafted with.

The owls landed in our back garden in Germany. It was unheard of there as well. Owls are very special to me and they seem to show up in my life in very magical ways.

They came that one day and then never again. Strange. I think there were seven of them?

Glad you like the pictures, I was a bit nervous sending them to a real photographer so really happy you approve. :)

ahaaaa MORE STAMPS AND SOME CIGAR BANDS!! I looked in one of them but thought I was being silly so didn't look in the others..! lol! Thanks Tero :) I'm getting so many ideas now.. we were going to go and see Avatar tonight.. but I think I might have to stay in and rummage some more and actually start my altered book  :D




yeyyy!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 12, 2010 10:49:33 AM
Ooooh, loukr- you definitely scored!!! I love the book pages and the stamps and that red wheel thing, and of course the beetle wings!
And I really like the sheet music from the previous post....can't remember who is was. ??? Oooh, bacettox! Nice whimsies and doodads also, both in that package and in sg1psycho's as well.
I received an awesome package from EOCrafter last night- pictures this evening probably(or in the morning, depends on when I get home!)  ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: darkladymajesta on February 12, 2010 11:07:48 AM
I received ages ago but life has just gotten so crazy! I love my package and have actually already started using some of the papers. There was so much I am still discovering new things every time I dig in. My hubby keeps asking me if I am buying more stuff (NOPE!) LOL So without any more delay, here are the pictures of my lovely package from Dragonflywer (I am so spoiled)

The box was decorated :)


Just a few of my favorite papers from the tons she sent!


And of course there were to many stickers to count!


And she just couldn't stop, it was a whole box full of stuff!


A cute little bottle


And some other goodies for papercrafting :) I can't wait to use the eyelets on something!




Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on February 12, 2010 11:15:00 AM
Speaking from experience, I can attest that Dragonflywer's paper packages are phenomenal!  She decorated the box that she sent me as well and I completely forgot to post those pics.  Don't you love all those tiny origami stars?  (Dragonflywer, did you sit down and make all those?  They're adorable!)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on February 12, 2010 11:40:13 AM
Wow I haven't checked the gallery in a couple of days & there's so much awesome new stuff! I want one of everything too! :)

Sonjaboo, glad you like your package...I saw what you sent to your partner & was a little worried mine might not be good enough..& yes, the white paper is braille.



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Angelicus on February 12, 2010 12:01:48 PM
Ooooh, niiiiccce stuff! I can't believe you were worried, Angelicus!  :D Hmm, those orange leaves look kinda familiar! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318671.msg3703295#msg3703295)

Hehe...I'd forgotten i'd sent some of those to you as well - I do have quite a big stash of them to work through though! Also thank you and likewise, you have a MASSIVE paperstash :o - I'd love to get my hands on some of that  ;) (HINT HINT second round :D) I have to admit I hadn't realised how much I'd sent, which also makes me slighly worried about the sheer quantity of stuff I actually have. And I don't even think I have that big a paper stash having only been collecting for a year or so.

Everyone has absolutly gorgeous stuff which is definitely making me want to drool  ::)


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Post by: Craftsy on February 12, 2010 01:20:50 PM
I feel really bad. I received on Tuesday but as I am not home I can't see my amazing stuff. My husband told me it was jam packed, he promises to take pics this weekend.

Thanks so much!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: ehinders on February 12, 2010 03:01:52 PM
I got my awesome package from Mrs.LindsayLoo in the mail today. She put a lot of random neat stuff in there. I tried to group it together as best I can, but I still ended up with lots of pics!  ;D


First up: really awesome fabric scraps including some batiks (colors way better in person!), faux leopard print,  embroidered patches and tulle!


Next was some misc. cutouts from children's books, a postcard and glittery cupcake iron-ons! (I'm so excited for these!!)


Chinese newspaper, rubber stamp, adjustable stamp with different words (believe, wish, love, etc), letter stickers, pretty gold paper, etc.


German gramme book, insect book and a canvas that's been altered. It has a woman in the corner and various words randomly placed (words are all related to red)


And finally, scrapbooking paper!

There was so much cute stuff in here! I can't wait to start using some. My favorites are the cupcake iron-ons and the red canvas. Thanks Mrs.LindsayLoo!



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 12, 2010 03:34:25 PM
darkladymajesta and SonjaBoo- I'm so glad you both like your packages! I didn't make the little origami stars and boats and stuff, I got them in the Offer What You Have swap and ended up with more than I could use. perlabella (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=105035) made them, I think. I think they are so, so cute too!

Braille paper is just too cool.

I'm so hoping there is a second round too! I was really surprised by how much papercrafting stuff I had, and yet I keep seeing other people's pictures and thinking "ooh, I need that!".  :D

I love that canvas and the penguins...er, cut-out? I think. And batik is always awesome.


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Post by: beckashell on February 12, 2010 03:39:08 PM

Braille paper is just too cool.


Seconded! I really really want some now!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 12, 2010 08:25:10 PM
Here is my wonderful package from Loukr. THANK YOU!!  :D :D

I didn't take a photo of everything together because there was so much you couldn't take in all the details.

Papers - music, book pages, map. I especially loved the music that has been stamped! You can't really tell from the photo but the papers in the back look just like wood! Just the other day I was trying to figure out how to paint something to look like wood - now i'll just use paper! And there is also some Scottish music - the papers remind me of books my nan has. I'm not sure i'll be able to cut them up!!




Inchies!!


Printed images on paper and fabric


Playing cards. The hearts are just the cutest things, but i'm so excited to use the other ones! I squealed when I saw them!



Xrays


I also got buttons, flower cutouts, stamps, some awesome autumn scrapbooking stickers, doillies!, more sheet music, cut-outs and , oh and Loukr also sent photos she had taken. They were so pretty!

Thanks again. I can't wait till the next paper swap!  ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 13, 2010 03:28:39 AM
I covet the xrays and those cards that tell you who the people are!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 13, 2010 05:18:58 AM
wow loving all the xrays and weird stuff! i got some braille paper in a swap a few months back and i'm saving it for something special :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 13, 2010 08:56:17 AM
So I got a wonderful package from EOCrafter on Thursday, and I'm finally ready to post pictures!
First off, paper. A lot of these are fuzzy and shiny and textured and generally awesome:

And origami paper and smaller paper bit and LOTS of diecuts- whoo!

I have such plans for these!
Then stickers and rub-ons and shinies:

And paper flowers and leaves and cool felty borders:
And small paper and confetti and postage stamps and brads and...
Cute tiny cards! including an owlie:
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=331050)Some particular favorites:

I love it all, EOCrafter! Thank you! :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 13, 2010 11:04:14 AM
Well I have said it before and I will say it again, each package is just as cool as the last :) I can not WAIT for my package to get to Greece and for my package to get here from Greece. :) Greedy I know, but I need one more shot of paper goodness  ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 13, 2010 01:06:15 PM
Well I have said it before and I will say it again, each package is just as cool as the last :) I can not WAIT for my package to get to Greece and for my package to get here from Greece. :) Greedy I know, but I need one more shot of paper goodness  ;)

Seconded.. I'm just waiting on my package from Aus :) I saw the post van today and got crazy excited but he just drove straight past... hmph!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 13, 2010 04:03:42 PM
Well I have said it before and I will say it again, each package is just as cool as the last :) I can not WAIT for my package to get to Greece and for my package to get here from Greece. :) Greedy I know, but I need one more shot of paper goodness  ;)

Seconded.. I'm just waiting on my package from Aus :) I saw the post van today and got crazy excited but he just drove straight past... hmph!

Fingers crossed that it arrives tomorrow then!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: mandys_momma on February 13, 2010 05:19:27 PM
OH, everything is SO cool!

 I wish I would have had more time to look for things I have packed away that could have gone in the envelope I sent.
Maybe next time...

I'm still waiting for the mailman to bring my package. Stinking weather. Yeah, let's blame El Nino!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Mrs.LindsayLoo on February 14, 2010 10:14:30 AM
WOWWWW......I super duper-ery LOVE everything everyone has got this far!!  Everything looks awesome!!

ehinders, I am so glad you like everything!  The cupcakes were a good find!



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 14, 2010 11:19:16 AM
I wanted to share my terrific package from RaeRaethejetplane with you all. I was really spoiled and am so happy with everything. Ok take a look at the ridiculous amount of photos :)!

The envelope was decorated with lyrics from my favorite bands and just things I like and even an ode to Meatloaf which my dad listened to all throughout me growing up so he stuck

I am really excited about the distress ink!

See the tags? Yeah those are body tags from a coroner. So cool!

Lots of papers and the underwater items are too cool.

More papers and some cool magazine clippings
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=331322)
Some pre made ATC backgrounds, nude pinups, and handpainted papers

Anatomy papers, more cool cutouts

Some foreign book papers, an entire foreign newspaper, and my favorite...those little mermaids!


Thank you so much, you outdid yourself and were so generous. I am so happy with both my packages from my partners!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 14, 2010 12:13:59 PM
killer package!


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Post by: edelC on February 14, 2010 12:22:32 PM
fabulous package! I love that ink

I have been using some of the papery stuff that casey sent me, I used the maps to wrap the signatures for a large sketch book that I made (it will have its own thread, once I decorate the covers)

Plus some of the small images for inchies

i need some personal swap inchie partners...i did a huge clean of my craft room today and got out all my inchies, from previous swaps, i want to make a picture 12x12, but only have 80 inchies...I need 64 more. Of course I could make them, but would love to do more swaps. So with all your new papery goodness, does anyone fancy a personal inchie swap with me?


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 14, 2010 01:52:40 PM
lol I forgot what I had drawn on the envelope. I love both those artists too :) Totally off topic but if you listen carefully to Flobots lyrics the singer mentions they have written a comicbook.. It can be read online here http://flobots.net/

I'm very happy you liked your package... The coroner tags came from a Halloween store. The plastic I sent can be used like shrinky dinks. And the "foreign" paper is a free newspaper that is distributed in the area I work in. The gift card is from work. I never did have the extra time to see if you lived near a Chipotle but I've always thought the designs on the cards to be so pretty. In the very least you can use it spread glue :p

I still owe photos of my AMAZING package from alwaysinmyroom. Stuff keeps getting in the way. I haven't slept in over 24 hours and while still wide awake I am avoiding doing anything that may hurl me forward into a project.



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 14, 2010 02:36:15 PM
I am having camera loading issues!!  I am very upset because I owe tons of pics for several galleries! The pics are stuck in my camera...if I can't get them to load, I will go to CVS and have them put on a cd...I wish I knew what was wrong...please be patient...the packages I got are worth it!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on February 15, 2010 01:23:43 AM
I love the coroners tags!!!


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Post by: beckashell on February 15, 2010 01:43:25 AM
I've always wanted that ink!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2010 06:32:47 AM
I love distress inks! I just got some in red and blue...but my favorite is the old photo brown!  So many nice things...I am afraid that I will be visiting Michaels today to pick up some of the items I have seen here...so much for destashing!  This thread made me realize how much more cool stuff is out there and I must have it!! :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 15, 2010 07:23:22 AM
GAH.. I've received from Beckashell this afternoon but my CAMERA HAS MALFUNCTIONED in the upload process... blerghhhh!!! So I'm going to try uploading via another camera in a tic! Beckashell I love everything thank you soooo much! Pics to follow I hope! x


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 15, 2010 07:58:03 AM
So many nice things...I am afraid that I will be visiting Michaels today to pick up some of the items I have seen here...so much for destashing!  This thread made me realize how much more cool stuff is out there and I must have it!! :D

LOL! This is true for me too! I think we may be enabling each other's habits!  ::)
Of course if I buy/acquire more stuff, I have to clean out more stuff to make room for it.
Grrrr.....stupid cameras- I want my daily paper fix!  :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 15, 2010 09:18:03 AM
OMG I got the most amazing package today from alwaysinmyroom.

I will post pictures of it soon...I am just busy rolling around in it at the moment....


thank you so much.!!!!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 15, 2010 09:33:21 AM
OMG I got the most amazing package today from alwaysinmyroom.

I will post pictures of it soon...I am just busy rolling around in it at the moment....
Just be careful not to bend anything! lol


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 15, 2010 09:43:53 AM
ok picturesss!

Beckashell thank you sooo much, my package is amaaazing!!

Photies (lots..!)

ALL of my loot!
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=331681)












And my favourite:


THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! I messed up pic posting as you can probably see.. so I think there's a couple more in my gallery, but this was such a gorgeous package! My favourite bits are the japanese text and piccies, all the wonderful origami paper, I've been meaning to learn paper folding for SO long and cranes are my aim, so thank you for sending me pic instructions! and some ready made beauties :D

I love both my packages from my partners, I've now got such a massive variety of papers, the sky is the limit!!

amazing swap, thank you guys :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2010 11:07:50 AM
I love the little chickens!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 15, 2010 12:29:29 PM
I love all the borders and the ribbon- wonderful package!
And those little snails are too cute!


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Post by: .:dollface:. on February 15, 2010 12:30:56 PM
i received!!! I'll try and post pictures before the end of tomorrow!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 15, 2010 01:07:15 PM
ok picturesss!

Beckashell thank you sooo much, my package is amaaazing!!

Photies (lots..!)

ALL of my loot!


THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! I messed up pic posting as you can probably see.. so I think there's a couple more in my gallery, but this was such a gorgeous package! My favourite bits are the japanese text and piccies, all the wonderful origami paper, I've been meaning to learn paper folding for SO long and cranes are my aim, so thank you for sending me pic instructions! and some ready made beauties :D

I love both my packages from my partners, I've now got such a massive variety of papers, the sky is the limit!!

amazing swap, thank you guys :)

I'm so glad you liked everything. I'm surprised that the origami ball didn't break! I thought that I was going to have to send you instructions on how to fix it!!  :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 15, 2010 01:42:56 PM
WOW more wonderful packages...I love that little wooden snail :) Think he would have to sit on my computer for awhile. :)
That origami ball is amazing :) Really need to learn how to do origami, there are just too many really hip things you can make with it.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: frogangel on February 15, 2010 02:04:09 PM
Oh my goodness! I haven't posted in awhile because of some rough times, but every bodies packages of AWESOME! I love lots of stuff from every single package, but I really LOVE those x-rays! You guys are sending some great stuff! ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2010 03:28:26 PM
I forgot that I had xrays... :( and lots of cut up tape measures....

Next round, I am going to keep a running list and CHECK IT OFF!  I had one this round but thought I was putting stuff in the boxes as I went...bad bad...


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on February 15, 2010 04:56:16 PM
I was away for the weekend & just got back a few hours ago & got my mail from my landlord & my goodies from frogangel were waiting for me! There was so much stuff I needed to take lots of pictures to show it all. I got lots of paper, chipboard cutouts, & stickers.:







And some cards, notepads & buttons, charms, etc:





These are my favorites:



I love the Barbie stickers!! When I was 7 my whole room was filled with Barbie stuff- curtains, bedsheets, lamp, backpack, lunchbox- you name it, it had Barbie on it. & of course I had a ton of Barbies too! Here's a closeup of the teeny tiny charms:



Frogangel also sent a box (folded) but unfortunately it broke during transit. I think it'll still be fine if I tape it up though. :)



Thanks for everything frogangel!



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 15, 2010 05:46:42 PM
Perfect that you loved Barbie! Love the pink box and all of the pink girly stuff!  Those see-thu leaves are pretty nice and I have never seen such tiny charms!

Lots of cheerful papers!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 15, 2010 05:49:09 PM
Oh, PinkPug- I really like those papers and cards- especially the one with the cartoony bats...so cute!!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 15, 2010 09:28:24 PM
such pretty papers! and i love the Barbie stuff! Really that girl has some nice things!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: bacettox on February 16, 2010 03:24:12 AM
Wow, all of these packages are so amazing!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 16, 2010 06:22:15 AM
*waits impatiently for stupid royal mail*
i want my box! :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: frogangel on February 16, 2010 07:32:16 AM
I'm glad to hear that you like your package PinkPug,Ink. I love barbie too! Sorry to hear about the box though. I hope your still able to use it, cause I think those boxes really come in handy. ;) Enjoy and have fun! :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 16, 2010 09:16:06 AM
oh man, I feel that my partners got gypped. They send so much stuff and I stuck to the A4 envelope size and didn't send them half enough.

I had great fun last night playing with some of the papers, i made an altered jigsaw, but its for a swap so I cant post it yet. I have a couple of mad weekends coming up, but I plan to make a little thankyou to both my wonderful partners alwaysinmyroom and casey for sending me such awesome things.

so this is the haul from alwaysinmyroom. I dont squee...I am far too old to squee, but I did when I started looking through this stuff, amazing vintage stuff. I couldnt get it all in one shot, even standing on a chair, so its in two halves.

this is one half showing all the vintage stuff, there is even original mortgage documents in here, old sheet music, old newspapers, vintage postcards, old stickers, maps...how I love maps!


look at these photos and you can see the mortgage in the background, the map you see is actually a hand drawn map of a townland, and some vintage sewing notions...i want to frame everything as is!


this is the other half, some beautiful beautiful papers, coloured coffee filters, great painted (inked?) backgrounds, and loads of lovely little brads, buttons, whimsies.


I love this paper and there was some dried leaves. So pretty


and some brilliant yarn. i love this stuff.


thank you so much alwaysinmyroom I really resented going to sleep last night and to work today as I just wanted to stay and play with my papers...


and thanks again to casey for organising this...this was an amazing swap.





Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2010 09:24:16 AM
I am only sorry that I had to trim up the newer papers to get them to fit inside the envelope!  Don't forget that I had the advantage of a shrink wrap machine that I could squeeze out all the air and keep everything together! ha ha

The vintage photos of the woman is my mother-in-law when she was about 18-20.  She was a singer in a swing band and had loads of photos taken. The military photos were of my hubby's uncle when he served in the Navy during WWII. Most of the vintage stuff is family items for which I have duplicates or loads of!  Might as well get some use from it!

I included one of many mortgages that Jim's family had kept from Hershey, PA. I found them interesting because the interest rate was higher back then!! I believe around 6%! The same property that sold for $5,000 in 1930's is now in the millions! :D  Thanks to Hershey Park!!

I am glad that you liked some of the free items, such as the dried leaves and bark!  I really did try to give stuff from my stash...I bought NOTHING for this swap! ha ha


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 16, 2010 09:35:28 AM
oh how cool that you know the people in the photos. I always feel sorry for those photos you see in thrift shops that have no-one to claim them. My daughter was really impressed with them, she kept saying how pretty the woman is.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2010 09:39:34 AM
I have archived them onto a CD for her grandsons so the photos can be safely "disposed" of...I was going to make a scrapbook of them, but it seems that old photos do not age well over time and the boys are not into albums...kinda sad that someday, looking at a real photo instead of a digital image, will become obsolete...so craft away with them...maybe they can be saved by all of us in our work!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 16, 2010 10:20:44 AM
I have just posted a project I made with some of the maps i got from casey1201 in this round. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338331.0


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 16, 2010 12:14:55 PM
I hope to have some time this weekend to make a personal journal like that--I used up my last page of one that I got in a swap while I was having lunch today...panic!!!  Your use of maps is fabulous!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: parisgirl on February 16, 2010 12:42:02 PM
How did I miss this swap?  You all have incredible supplies!  If there is another round I want in! 


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on February 17, 2010 06:05:46 AM
There should be another round!  I hope there is too!  :D  This was so much fun -- and I still have so much stuff to swap! :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: PinkPug,INK. on February 17, 2010 06:08:51 AM
I'm so jealous of all your supplies, edelC!

& I agree with Sonjaboo: we need to have another swap! I've gotten lots of ideas for what I want, heehee.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 17, 2010 08:46:46 AM
*chanting* Round Two, Round Two, Round Two!  :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 17, 2010 08:56:42 AM
Oh there will be one! I was thinking maybe every other month or 4 times a year like the Fill a Box, give us all some time to collect and use what we got from the previous round!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on February 17, 2010 09:21:53 AM
*waits impatiently for stupid royal mail*
i want my box! :)
I'm getting anxious! I hope it comes soon.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 17, 2010 09:58:33 AM
it just took almost 2 weeks for me to get a small bubble envelope from my mom in california so it seems they are up to their tricks again at the postal service :P (now i'm inspired to listen to the band the postal service!)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 17, 2010 10:07:11 AM
I am telling you that you should have everyone write nice messages to your postal carrier! It seemed to work :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: nessie on February 17, 2010 11:31:08 AM
It took me far too long to post the wonderful things Sprinklez sent to me!  Many apologies, so without further ado:

Pretty fabric scraps; I love the rainbow and mod flowers:


Papers and fabric trim:



Huge assortment of cards, buttons in the cutest envelope, stamps and other bits and bobs:



Thank you so much!  I can't wait to start creating with all of this.  I, too, want to participate in another round.  Thanks also to Casey1201 and Dragonflywer for organizing this amazing swap.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 17, 2010 11:32:34 AM
lol! it certainly did when you wrote to them :)

love those cards you got nesse


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 17, 2010 01:32:42 PM
Ooo... nessie, I love the varigated blue paper- it it watercolored? I also love the little folded bit with asian characters on it.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: frogangel on February 18, 2010 10:55:56 AM
Nice fabrics in your package nessie.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: nessie on February 18, 2010 11:03:18 AM
Ooo... nessie, I love the varigated blue paper- it it watercolored? I also love the little folded bit with asian characters on it.


Yes, I think Sprinklez must've painted it.  It would make a great background!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 18, 2010 12:44:08 PM
Yes, I think Sprinklez must've painted it.  It would make a great background!
That's exactly what I thought!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Angelicus on February 19, 2010 12:26:13 PM
Having just bought a camera, I can now show off the gorgeous things I received from leafy-lane. Luckily being the procrasinator that I am I hadn't put away anything so everything was close at hand.
So, all together now:

Lots of gorgeous papers, many of which are double sided:

Tags - I can think of so many different uses for these:

Lots of different newspaper adverts and images, plain card (v. useful always), tissue paper...

Some really cool phrases which will be really useful both to use and to get the creative juices going as inspiration:

Lots of postcards, vintage images and papery goodness. There were also a load of stamps but I'd added them to my collection before I came to take the individual photos. I think you can see them in the group photo:

Christmas papers and bits and bobs - hopefully I'll be a bit more prepared next year with this lot spuring me on. All of these papers are also double sided.

There were also lots of other bits and bobs - more papers, stickers etc. but I thought I'd give you all a rest...I have gone a little bit pic happy with my new camera :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 19, 2010 12:44:01 PM
Lovely haul, Angelicus! And yay for your new camera!  :D


P.S. I think I have everyone in my group's status updated correctly- if not, just let me know!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: sajona on February 19, 2010 12:48:19 PM
I've already used all of my leafy lane labels to label the clothes that I sell - they are very smart :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 19, 2010 02:29:51 PM
Angelicus--I am so sorry that a tornado blew all of that neat stuff in your house...oh wait...what??? You got all that in this swap? omg--unbelievable!

good grief--we are never going to see you again--you will be crafting forever!!! ha ha --lovely stuff! (and LOTS of it!)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: .:dollface:. on February 19, 2010 06:43:00 PM
I received earlier in the week, but I haven't had a chance to post a picture yet!!
I got sooo spoiled! thank you so much dark.star.88!!!! i absolutely LOVE the dictionary pages with pictures on them!! so great!!!
and the kitty calender pages are adorable!!! in the front left of the picture there are cute little tree stamps! and also a map of Springfield, Missouri!


I can't wait to use all of these fabulous items in my art journal!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: frogangel on February 19, 2010 07:39:37 PM
Those last paper packages had some great stuff in them! I like the kitty pics and everyone's old Victorian pics or just great. 


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 20, 2010 12:04:08 PM
Oh, I love the pictures on the dictionary pages. I have a huge old dictionary that I'm cannibalising and I'm really going to have to try printing on some of those pages!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 20, 2010 01:44:35 PM
I really do like the idea of having images on printed paper--those are lovely!

FINALLY--I think I have a new photo program!

First, from EdelC.

All the loot right after I opened it up! Stamps, images, paper, language sheets, cut outs, so much stuff to look at! There was ribbon and also some cool animal print foam stuff!


Now, a little bit more organized and sorted a bit.


Some of my favorites!


I have already used the frog image, the bug and some of the paper to make this special bookmark for a friend of mine who is going through a rough time.  Thanks so much edelc--I will be crafting for a long long time!  I really appreciate the stuff from Ireland and the stamps -- was the schoolpapers from your children?


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on February 20, 2010 02:55:41 PM
Awesome loot!  I love the bookmark you made alwaysinmyroom -- you are so thoughtful. :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: loukr on February 20, 2010 03:58:27 PM
looks like looooads of people got joss paper! :D :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 20, 2010 05:05:22 PM
thanks sonjaboo!

ok--the second partner I had was Casey2001. She must have read my mind that I did not have a lot of what I call "doo-dads"...she enclosed lots of those things so I can increase my embellishments!

The whole lot--papers, maps, images, cards, wow:



Favorites--the cutest tiniest keys ever! beautiful embossed paper--polar bears!  and how perfect for me--images of 1914 clothes--I have already cut them out to make my sewing shrine:


Thank you so much Casey for expanding my stash with stuff I didn't even know exist! ha ha


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: frogangel on February 20, 2010 08:38:51 PM
Ooh! I love those frogs stickers! You did a great job on that bookmark too.

Those little cartoon squirrels are really cute too.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 20, 2010 10:27:27 PM
The squirrels are on the cover of a child's book!!  I am going to use it for an altered book, but I will keep some of the squirrels because they are cute...


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 21, 2010 04:11:52 AM
Finally I come to assault you all with pictures! Mwahaha

Alwaysinmyroom sent a greaaaat package. I love every but of it. It took quite some time to integrate and organize it into my existing paper stash. I also began to destash a little more of my supplies *hint*


I received scrap book paper, vintage book covers, vintage black and white photos, keyboard sheet parts, cardstock, number stickers, fake birch bark as well as real bark, and an amazing grouping of dried plants that I don't know how she shipped safely. There is also a feather necklace, year of the pig stickers, metal sheet (!), metallic and texture plastics, ledger papers, and a paper doily.

Above is more scrap book paper, vintage maps, a vintage newspaper!, stickers, vintage bird images, pinup postcard, a bunch of health and anatomy pages. Notice that anatomy figure in the middle is eating a taco. I adore it! There is also some papers with foreign languages on it. Oh yes, and more dyed papers that I love. I think she used hibiscus tea. This is the second swap I have received plain cardboard... where do you get it?

Here we have wool scraps(!), fun yarn and fibers (another !!), playing cards, (the stars are awesome an I appreciate you sending Jokers), vegetable bag netting, whimsies, (real?) foreign money, postage stamps and paint samples.

Some stuff that I thought deserved close ups. Adorable gift tags, a Green Lantern stamp, one of the keyboard sheets, and some hexagonal paper that reminds me of chemistry diagrams.

I forgot to mention that there is a postcard from Hershey Park. I plan to use it as a gift tag for my step-dad's upcoming birthday gift. He grew up in Levittown and is also a Rittenhouse, if that means anything to you Always.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on February 21, 2010 05:12:11 AM
I've been using my papers today! I can't post yet because it's for an unfinished swap, but THANK YOU again Loukr and LGD!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 21, 2010 08:40:35 AM
raerae--the plain cardboard comes in every pack of fat quarter that I buy (which is a lot!)...the leaves were packed safely in freezer paper, which you can use for stencils...

the note cards are from boygirlparty.com...aren't they cute?

I also have a serious obsession with playing cards but have no use for complete decks of 52 each! Glad you like the star ones...I tried to find things with texture for you..the coolest things to me are free, like the bubbly stuff they put into a box of chocolates...I think that is where the hexagon paper came from... :)  sorry, I ate the chocolates...


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: raeraethejetplane on February 21, 2010 09:33:36 AM
Freezer paper?! Bonus! I've come across boygirlparty.com and their stuff is cute. I don't mind that you ate the chocolates... the paper is a better treat! :D I already made something with the supplies you sent. I'll post a link here once I post it in the boards.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on February 21, 2010 11:03:38 AM
here is the wonderful loot i got from malmow! (hint to mr malmow and anyone sending international from the states - don't fall for the priority mail scam! it's twice as expensive and it doesn't get here any faster :()

bits and bobs (my faves are the rusty keys, little sand dollar, address number and little plastic toys)

cool anatomy textbook pics, bird pics, encyclopedia pages and stickers

more great images (i love the map paper, small world page and sepia photo) and a few watercolor backgrounds

thanks so much, i really like the selection of images and the cool ephemera will go great in my curiosity cabinet!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 21, 2010 11:11:17 AM
the rusty keys are wonderful--also like the medical pages--maps are always wonderful

Someone at work was throwing out a huge tin can from Christmas...I grabbed it and am not using it to put in all those little bits and pieces of stuff...It has a nice huge lid that I can use as a place to sort and find what I want then slide everything back in...

What a great swap!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on February 21, 2010 11:23:06 AM
I have tons of sea-themed stuff from when I got married, and I really wanted to send some tiny seashells, but they're packed away at my grandma's house, which is ten hours away.
I can't wait to see what you make with some of this stuff!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: bacettox on February 22, 2010 07:11:52 AM
So many great packages! Cannot wait for round 2 of this swap.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 22, 2010 06:20:04 PM
Oooh, always- I love the little gnome and the black-and-white animal prints!
Raerae, I'm seriously jealous of those star playing cards!!
corduroy- I love those anatomy pictures!
Awesome packages all around (again!).


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 23, 2010 08:19:30 AM
I love coming to look at the gallery, every package has been just so cool.
Although...(drumming fingers on desk)...I have learned in this swap to never complain about the American mail system again.
I am not sure what Greece has done with mine and my partners swap packages but I sure do wish they would find them.  :-\ I think I am more excited about her getting hers now because I can no longer remember what I sent. LOL


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 23, 2010 08:53:54 AM
I am sure it is being inspected by customs...I often find custom slips in my packages...who knows if stuff goes missing...so far, I have only lost one package in years of swapping! and it was in the USA!

omg--your avatar pic is so cute!  That is how big my little boy was when I found him...he is now 18 pounds at 10 months old! :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 23, 2010 09:43:26 AM
Does anyone know (Sinjah?) is Greece's (Grecian?) post alway so slow? I know certain countries just consistently have slow service either in or out and I'm wondering if Greece is one of them.

E.G. I sent and received a few packages to/from Sweden around Christmas time and it took 5 weeks for them to be received either way! And every time I swap with someone in the UK they get their pacakge much later than I get mine, even if we send on the same day.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 23, 2010 10:01:48 AM
Greek post...possibly its slow, its probably not helping that the country is on the verge of bankruptcy, hopefully though it will all get sorted and your package will get there asap!!

UK post has been hit and miss for a while, I've found, knock on effects of postal strike before christmas..it is frustrating though when you are waiting for stuff to arrive..

from ireland to the US usually takes about 5-10 days in either direction, so once I get your swap goodies made, it wont take too long to arrive!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on February 23, 2010 10:27:57 AM
Greek post...possibly its slow, its probably not helping that the country is on the verge of bankruptcy, hopefully though it will all get sorted and your package will get there asap!!

Haha, Greek post is slow in general. Not that slow, usually, but there have been a lot of holidays and strikes and stuff like that. And usually, it takes a long time for stuff to get in, but outgoing mail is pretty much okay.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on February 23, 2010 12:48:25 PM
I am sure it is being inspected by customs...I often find custom slips in my packages...who knows if stuff goes missing...so far, I have only lost one package in years of swapping! and it was in the USA!

omg--your avatar pic is so cute!  That is how big my little boy was when I found him...he is now 18 pounds at 10 months old! :D

OMG that is going to be one big kitteh :) Anahata was tossed in a dumpster in the rain at barely four weeks old. We were not sure she was going to make it when I finally found her. She weighed under a 1/2 a pound. She is up to over three now but we are not sure how much bigger she will get. The vet said she was stunted and will not grow very big at all. She is a munchkin kitty. :) Very cute but very short.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 23, 2010 02:03:40 PM
She is a munchkin kitty. :) Very cute but very short.
Aww, but she's a cupful of adorable!

Hehe...duh, GREEK, of course. Hopefully all will come through!

And that's good to know, Edel! ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on February 23, 2010 11:45:05 PM
Well, yes, hopefully all will be well with our packages, but let's not talk financial and other kinds of politics, cause if I start I'll never stop ;D

Tero's kitty really is unbearably adorable, isn't she?


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on February 24, 2010 03:07:53 AM
that kitty is so cool. Tero I loved your halloween avatar, with the kitty in the ladle


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: leafy_lane on February 26, 2010 02:22:52 AM
I've finally been reunited with my card reader, so I can finally post pictures of my wonderful packages!

Firstly, here is my package from bacettox...







And secondly, from Sinjah...









Thanks guys, I love both of them so much!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on February 26, 2010 08:22:31 AM
Ooh, I like those numbers in the first picture and the tape measure and the bingo cards from Sinjah. I have a couple of those... ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 26, 2010 08:30:58 AM
I am very intrigued with the funny shaped playing cards in the first pic!  Where did you get those bacettox?

I need colored popsicle sticks!! how pretty!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on February 26, 2010 09:08:11 AM
Those playing cards do indeed look awesome, bacettox!

and the bingo cards from Sinjah. I have a couple of those... ;)

Yes, yes you do ;)

I need colored popsicle sticks!! how pretty!

They're really very pretty, and great for all sorts of altered art stuff! I got tons of them from a toy store on a back-to-school sale, one package of 100 for $0.50!!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on February 26, 2010 10:21:34 AM
I love the cards too- I'm going to have to start looking more for strangely-shaped playing cards! I love the card with the joker in the moon, too!
I'm really lusting for admiring all the little bits and bobs and scraps of paper that everyone is getting too!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: bacettox on February 26, 2010 05:34:36 PM
Me and my sister both got a pack of those cards in our stockings one year! Not sure where they came from exactly, I'll ask my mum but it was probably a toy/games shop in London. My pack are half missing now, and an incomplete set of cards are pretty useless, except for crafting, so that's what I use them for now!

So glad you liked the package leafy_lane!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on February 26, 2010 09:04:59 PM
I got some of those cards in a package from SkyBluePink!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on February 27, 2010 10:45:50 AM
Has anyone posted stuff they made with their awesome stuff??  I don't want to miss things that are being made with it...post links or pics if you do please!! :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on February 27, 2010 01:56:13 PM
I have actually used quite a bit in my altered journal and in the Ongoing ATC Swap. Some have not been received but I will be updating my ATC Gallery post soon with pics, I will probably link it here if you wanted to look :) I am seriously still finsing things that I hadnt seen the first 20 times I looked through both packages!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on February 27, 2010 03:09:38 PM
I used a few things too in the inchie swap I was in!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: sprinklez on February 28, 2010 10:12:36 PM
Ooo... nessie, I love the varigated blue paper- it it watercolored? I also love the little folded bit with asian characters on it.


Sorry for the late reply, but yes, that blue paper was me experimenting with blue watercolor and different amounts of water. The asian characters are clearstickers! I thought they were great, and that brown paper they're stuck to is cool too :]


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on March 01, 2010 08:12:31 AM
Both are very cool, sprinklez!

I have used some of my acquisitions, but I haven't posted any of the crafts yet. (I'm so bad about posting non-swap pictures!)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 01, 2010 07:32:16 PM
I used some of the stuff Becka sent me on one of t pages for Ffrogg in the Altered Art Journal page -made the perfect touch! :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on March 01, 2010 07:36:38 PM
I used some of the stuff Becka sent me on one of t pages for Ffrogg in the Altered Art Journal page -made the perfect touch! :)

oooh you'll have to post a picture once your partner receives!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on March 02, 2010 04:13:24 PM
I got a set of Bingo cards at the salvation army today. I need another one of these swaps so I can share!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: darkladymajesta on March 02, 2010 05:56:36 PM
I am so sorry this has taken me forever to post! I love these papers and have already started using them! I can't believe the post office messed up my packages  >:( I will be resending EOcrafters because I have plenty of stuff that just keeps coming out of my messy room, and after watching Hoarders on TV I totally need to remove this habit of holding stuff!

Anyways, on to the goodies!

Papers



Die Cuts



Stickers



And little sparkles!




Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 02, 2010 07:11:05 PM
hmmmm a lot of the stickers look like adult beverages.... ;)

another wonderful package of goodies


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on March 02, 2010 09:24:33 PM
I really like that 'A week in the....' page.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on March 03, 2010 08:53:41 AM
Great package! EOcrafter sent to me too, and all of my goodies were neatly separated into envelopes too- I forgot to mention that. So if neatness counts, she gets an A!  :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on March 03, 2010 09:51:54 AM
I made a little journal today from goodies, coptic stitch, interesting papers on the covers and a few dotted here and there...pictures to follow once it goes to my swap partner...


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on March 04, 2010 05:57:43 AM
I finally got my package from the amazing Tero! Prepare to be blown away!



Letters, sheet music, pages from a German book, comic pages, and other papery and cool stuff.



Closeup of the letters. I am SERIOUSLY in love with these, they're my favorite thing I got, I think! I've been reading through them and they're amazing <3



This picture doesn't do these goodies justice - there are pictures and game cards and play money and these AMAZING asian envelopes.



Stickers, playing cards, interesting papers, lots of cool vintage buttons, awesome beetle wings, rub-ons and tons of wonderful stamps.

But wait, there's more...



Tons of vintage books and magazines! I'm thinking of turning that All Kinds Of Ships book into a mini altered book, it's got about 15 pages so it's gonna be a low-stress project, and I love the size and weight of the pages, and the sturdiness of the cover.

I'm not done yet...



CD with pictures taken by Tero, a few extra teabags she agreed to send me like the amazing person she is, and the CUTEST little card with even MORE postage stamps spilling out!

THANKS TERO, FOR THE MOST FANTASTIC PACKAGE I COULD GET! I was seriously spoiled, you guys, pictures can't withhold the awesomeness of Tero's package. Oh, and I keep finding more little things when I open random envelopes in the package.


Speaking of stamps, Sajona included a cute little box in her swap package that had postage stamps in, and I've officially turned it into my stamp box. It's already deliciously half-full just from this swap:




Be jealous of my lovelies ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 04, 2010 06:27:52 AM
Amazing package is right!!

Those letters will be fun to read and to maybe use as background papers!

Can't wait to see what you do with the ship journal---the cover alone is great!

what a nice idea to make a stamp box...I got a lot of them, too and would love to keep them together...

omg-- a plaid stamp book!!! I remember my mother saving those to get us toasters and all sorts of goodies...I think she saved up enough to get us a lot of kitchen appliances!  wow!!!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on March 04, 2010 07:56:03 AM
All those letters are too cool. And more beetle wings! They are so pretty!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on March 04, 2010 10:57:01 AM
Oh, wow- I'm seriously envious of all those letters- I just love letters!!!
Overall, that's an awesome package though. :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on March 04, 2010 02:06:20 PM
tero - who is the author of the letters you sent?


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on March 04, 2010 04:37:10 PM
Sadly someone sold a HUGE lot of them on Ebay. It was really hard going through them at first as they are very loving notes between two sisters. There are years worth in the package that I bought. Notes and card through the year talking about just life between the two of them and their families.
Most of the package was from the early 50's on. There were some really wonderful cards from children to parents and grandparents, drawings, booklets from their first cars..etc.
Just their whole lives, I just kept thinking who sells that stuff? I was glad to pass it on to people who cherish it and will at least use it for art. :) Somehow that makes it better to me.
I just cant imagine throwing away such a treasure from a family member.  :-\


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on March 04, 2010 05:57:20 PM
Sadly someone sold a HUGE lot of them on Ebay. It was really hard going through them at first as they are very loving notes between two sisters. There are years worth in the package that I bought. Notes and card through the year talking about just life between the two of them and their families.
Most of the package was from the early 50's on. There were some really wonderful cards from children to parents and grandparents, drawings, booklets from their first cars..etc.
Just their whole lives, I just kept thinking who sells that stuff? I was glad to pass it on to people who cherish it and will at least use it for art. :) Somehow that makes it better to me.
I just cant imagine throwing away such a treasure from a family member.  :-\

Oh, I agree, who would just sell that? I'd never be able to let go of letters like these.

I've been trying to organize them a bit and reading them. There's something weirdly beautiful about it. And yes, I got tons of cards, drawings, notes from kids to parents and grandparents, letters from when the kids were away at camp, stuff like that.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: sajona on March 05, 2010 09:20:58 AM

what a nice idea to make a stamp box...I got a lot of them, too and would love to keep them together...


you will be pleased when you get your other swap package then (the b/day one) ...not saying what though!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on March 05, 2010 10:10:06 AM
Hey guys just a heads up, we may be needing an angel for both Mrs.LindsayLoo and mandysmomma. Unfortunately, we had an issue with the USPS and they managed to lose two packages that had DCN's! Please PM me if you are interested in angeling. I will let you all know for sure tomorrow morning if you will be needed!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 05, 2010 11:09:32 AM
There might not be any family members left...I have no children so I am sure all of my stuff will either be thrown out or placed in auction...so maybe I should start writing a whole bunch of naughty letters to phathom lovers and someday one of your children will use have an interesting conversation about making stuff with old love letters? :D

Also, just in case, I have made it very clear to the lawyers what to do with all of my crafting stuff! ;)


oooo sajona!!! Now I am really excited!!



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: malmow on March 10, 2010 10:53:04 AM
I am soooo jealous of the letters. The problem with all the stuff in this swap is that I don't want to USE any of it. I just want to look at it and be happy about having it. I would do that with those letters, just like I am doing with all the awesome stuff corduroy cat sent me!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on March 10, 2010 07:25:58 PM
OK Ladies......drum roll please....

Here from Greece, by sllloooooooooowwww boat. :) My amazing paper swap package...sent by the lovely Sinjah..



Post cards, and stickers and velum with beautiful quotes on it, pretty papers and sheet music .....

playing cards and I think my favorite a micky mouse comic in greek :)
There are passes and tickets and book pages in greek. WONDERFUL...

I would have been happy with that, but then she sent gobs of fun do dads as well...



Thank you so very much :) It was so much fun swaping with you, cant wait to start using this wonderful stuff. :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 10, 2010 07:29:12 PM
oooo---I was excited to see more of this swap!  Can never get enough of goodies to make altered stuff!!

I would love the Greek stuff--how cool is that!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on March 11, 2010 05:18:37 AM
There might not be any family members left...I have no children so I am sure all of my stuff will either be thrown out or placed in auction...so maybe I should start writing a whole bunch of naughty letters to phathom lovers and someday one of your children will use have an interesting conversation about making stuff with old love letters? :D


OK THIS is a great idea :) LOL ha ha

I am thinking about having a stash of old letters now that have really silly crazy stuff in it. LOL


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: corduroy cat on March 11, 2010 05:29:44 AM
always - before i read the whole post i thought it said you were going to leave your paper and craft stuff to someone in your will :) ..... if you ever do, i'm a willing recipient, lol!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 11, 2010 06:54:33 AM
actually, I did speak to my attorney and I have left him instructions of what to do with all of my stashes ;)

.... but I don't want to kick the bucket before my time, so I can't mention any names, you know, just in case someone gets a little impatient :D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on March 11, 2010 09:30:16 AM
....but I don't want to kick the bucket before my time, so I can't mention any names, you know, just in case someone gets a little impatient :D

LOL! We are a little too excited over everyone else's hoard, aren't we?  :D Not that I think any of us would actually kill for it, but still...

Tero, I'm so jealous of your greek stuff! And I'm excited that this swap keeps going and going.... I'm sending my angel package to MrsLindsayLoo in a day or so, so ya'll will have one more to ogle.  ;)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on March 11, 2010 09:34:45 AM
actually, I did speak to my attorney and I have left him instructions of what to do with all of my stashes ;)

.... but I don't want to kick the bucket before my time, so I can't mention any names, you know, just in case someone gets a little impatient :D

Haha. You have to admit that would make for a great ending in a murder mystery though. "It was the Craftster members who commited the murder. THEY WERE AFTER HER CRAFTING STASH."

Or CSI/law/crime drama style. "Let's take a look at our suspects. What about the Craftster members?" "Well, the vic had a huge crafting stash, so there's probable cause."


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 11, 2010 10:37:23 AM
  :D you guys are just killing me here...too funny...I will make sure to sleep with the light on for a few nights...  ;)

one more package to go???  oh boy!  It is like standing in front of a candy store here!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on March 11, 2010 02:38:29 PM
  :D you guys are just killing me here...too funny...I will make sure to sleep with the light on for a few nights... 

Yeah, we've hired PIs and assassins and everything to track you down. Make sure you do sleep with the light on, because private eyes, they're watchin' you ;D ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 12, 2010 06:30:19 AM
Probable cause -- I almost snorted my iced coffee out of my nose when I read that! You guys are too hilarious!  


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 12, 2010 06:57:24 AM
hey sonjaboo--can I come visit you again? maybe I can throw them off track? ;)

I confess that I am sharing some of goodies from this swap with a few other craftsters...I have an ulterior motive, however...I get them to make me inchies and ATCs...ahhhhh--nothing like feeding an artist supplies to get them to do your bidding... mua-hahahaha


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on March 12, 2010 07:47:40 AM
Probable cause -- I almost snorted my iced coffee out of my nose when I read that! You guys are too hilarious!  

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week ;D

I confess that I am sharing some of goodies from this swap with a few other craftsters...I have an ulterior motive, however...I get them to make me inchies and ATCs...ahhhhh--nothing like feeding an artist supplies to get them to do your bidding... mua-hahahaha

That's a BRILLIANT idea! I should do that too!! And, hey, that's also a great idea for a swap - send an envelope of paper stuff, get back inchies or ATCs made from them!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on March 12, 2010 08:17:21 AM
Ooooh, murder attempts AND true confessions- this is one spicy thread!  :D



Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on March 12, 2010 12:54:50 PM
Probable cause -- I almost snorted my iced coffee out of my nose when I read that! You guys are too hilarious! 

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week ;D

I confess that I am sharing some of goodies from this swap with a few other craftsters...I have an ulterior motive, however...I get them to make me inchies and ATCs...ahhhhh--nothing like feeding an artist supplies to get them to do your bidding... mua-hahahaha

That's a BRILLIANT idea! I should do that too!! And, hey, that's also a great idea for a swap - send an envelope of paper stuff, get back inchies or ATCs made from them!

That does sound like an awesome idea!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Casey1201 on March 12, 2010 01:14:31 PM
So I am thinking second round signups starting in April? Dragonflywer?

I am in the ABC inchies swap and have been using a lot of my goodies making those. And that swap idea sounds fantastic!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on March 14, 2010 07:22:13 PM
So I am thinking second round signups starting in April? Dragonflywer?

Yep, works for me. :) Heeheehee....moooooorrrre paaaapeeeerrrr!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: edelC on March 15, 2010 03:55:43 AM
Phizzychick and I met in London over the weekend, check out the pix https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339964.msg3958028#msg3958028 we had a day wandering around and picked up lots of flyers etc, Using the same images we came up with quite different things.

it got me thinking of a swap, it was an idea I had mooted ages ago, but in its previous form it was to ambitious. Small groups of three or four and then we supply (by email) an image to our partners, then each partner makes say a chunky page, ATC's, Inchies...some kind of altered art with the image and sends it back. Then we would end up with three or four pieces of art all around the same image, but all very different reflecting the styles of our partners. We could keep it smallish, so it would be a fast turnaround and cheap to post. What do you think?


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 15, 2010 04:18:58 AM
Sounds like grand fun :)

Would also make for an interesting experiment!!!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on March 15, 2010 07:47:36 AM
Oooo Edel, it looks like you and Phizzy had a lot of fun! Also I would like to make crafting with cocktails a habit!  :D

I think that would be a really interesting swap- I always love to see what vastly different directions we take with a theme.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: SonjaBoo on March 15, 2010 05:40:28 PM
PAPER! PAPER!  *said like "Toga" from Animal House*


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 17, 2010 08:41:25 AM
great meet up edelc!

I think your swap idea is excellent...I am always intrigued how people can take one image and make it look so different--when I did ATC's for audio she has a recurring theme of Birth of Venus--all of her cards are so different yet with the same theme!!

Love it!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: attackofthequacks on March 18, 2010 12:15:22 AM
Edel - that swap sounds like a great idea!

I'm also in for the second round of this swap  :)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: beckashell on March 18, 2010 12:53:41 AM
My partner received in the Office swap so I can show you how I used my lovely altered papers :)

I can't remember all the ones I used - but the stamps on the cover, the back cover and the flonkkerton background are some of the pages where I used the papers.

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341630.msg3964007#msg3964007 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341630.msg3964007#msg3964007)


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: little green dragonfly on March 18, 2010 05:14:43 AM
Funky Book - I LOVE the games and think that maybe I should start that in the office i'm in - esp. the coffee cup throwing items in one!
I also see a bit of paper i sent yay!

I used some of the stuff from becka in the page i sent to Ffrogg in the Journal pages swap:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=338672.50#
(scroll to 3rd set of images about 1/2 way down.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Sinjah on March 18, 2010 06:10:19 AM
it got me thinking of a swap, it was an idea I had mooted ages ago, but in its previous form it was to ambitious. Small groups of three or four and then we supply (by email) an image to our partners, then each partner makes say a chunky page, ATC's, Inchies...some kind of altered art with the image and sends it back. Then we would end up with three or four pieces of art all around the same image, but all very different reflecting the styles of our partners. We could keep it smallish, so it would be a fast turnaround and cheap to post. What do you think?

I love this idea, edel! I find I function a lot better when somebody else provides the inspiration for me ;D


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 18, 2010 09:37:32 AM
oh wow--glad to see stuff you guys made from this swap! very creative and fun!

I sure hope to use up more in the inchies swap and also some for the dotee swap--I am using my pics to keep track of what I am using from this swap so hopefully I will have some nice pics!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 24, 2010 12:19:54 PM
Everyone--Tero deleted her message that she posted here as I think she misunderstood what I was trying to convey to the rest of you...but, I strongly feel I need to at least tell you what it said...I am still asking you to PM her privately with your condolences...

Tero lost her baby kitty due to heart failure while being spade.

:(  

I know we are all saddened by this news...and we want to support and give her our own thoughts

Ladies, please PM Tero directly with your thoughts and prayers..

I am asking you not to post in the thread...it is not the appropriate place for this.... :(


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Tero on March 24, 2010 01:38:43 PM
I deleted the post, sorry for messing up the thread


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Mrs.LindsayLoo on March 26, 2010 05:34:11 PM
I really wanted to complete the process and show everything I got because quite frankly it is the best!!




Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 27, 2010 05:25:48 PM
you got so much stuff that at first, I thought this post was about cleaning up a crafting room!! ha ha

awesome stuff--and lots of it!

I wanted to show you guys the cool journal edelc made for me with some of the stuff she received in this swap--thanks to all who contributed to her stash!  I love the journal and am using it to draw my designs for the dotee swap!



sorry for a bit of blur--the inside is full of blank pages as well as fun pages in foreign languages! Edelc bound the book herself! wow...and, she sent me more stuff from London to add to my foreign papers and stuff!

Thanks so much--it has made me want to learn more about bookbinding!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: Dragonflower on March 29, 2010 08:46:06 AM
you got so much stuff that at first, I thought this post was about cleaning up a crafting room!! ...awesome stuff--and lots of it!
I do tend to get a little carried away.  ::)

I love that journal! And it just gave me a great idea for something I received in this swap.


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: mandys_momma on April 10, 2010 11:38:42 AM
Thanks to my Craftster Angel!  I really enjoyed this package!

Bag dumped out:


old receipts:


milk cap and pokes:


Rainbow of color:




Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: raeraethejetplane on May 10, 2010 08:38:15 PM
It took me forever to get photos up of this ATC.The second ATC in this thread is made almost entirely out items sent in alwaysinmyroom's package https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347105.msg4040939#msg4040939

And I got to use more of the novelty yarn in a recent swap. I almost didn't use it at all. I wanted it to hoard it! When I got to the craft stores I often peak at the yarn to see if I can use anything. I never see great fiber like this! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347106.msg4041011#msg4041011


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 11, 2010 05:02:31 AM
what ambitious projects you do!!  The journal is fabulous and I love your tips and tricks...I have received felted ATC's and they are some of my favorites!!  They look very challenging...and I think your mix of fibers was awesome!  The eyelashes are perfect!

You definitely are expanding your artisitic skills and trying new techniques is so brave and edgy!  I definitely learn a lot from everyone doing altered art!

Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap Gallery
Post by: raeraethejetplane on May 11, 2010 05:43:51 PM
Craftster is full of so many techniques and ideas. Even if I tried they would all tempt me and tug at me when I sit down to create.