I recently participated in a cross-continent post card swap. ihanna is a blog that I love to visit to get journal inspiration. I made my ten cards. Then i got my list of addresses and found out there were two guys on my list! I didn't think they would appreciate the girly Valentines so I whipped up a post card for each of them.
I hand colored each one and sewed around the edges. I got the original Vintage Valentine "story" from Beth last year in a wonderful package she sent to me.
and I've already received a few in the mail! One from Hanna herself all the way from Sweden!
and this beautiful work of art:
I have a few more that must have gotten lost in my camera. I'll take more pictures as I receive more postcards and share them another time.
Another fun swap I just wrapped up was an ephemera swap with Melissa at The Garden of Pink Shadows
We were to fill 5 bags with Spring inspired ephemera and send them off to Melissa. We will receive 5 bags back in return. I need more ephemera like a hole in the head but it's always fun to work with new stuff!
Here's my stash before it went into the mail today. It's jammed with vintage papers, wallpaper, flash cards, old sheet music....vintage fabrics with roses and posies and LOTS more!
I can't wait to see the goodies I get in return! Swaps are SO fun!
Enjoy your week!