Don't look Kattrina! At least not until you receive your package.
I had a lot of fun making up a package of goodies to send to my stationery swap partner Kattrina.
I hope I didn't go overboard. It was so hard knowing where to stop. Our limit was $15 and I really didn't spend even that much, but I'm sure it's enough for what I sent.
Here's the goods:
These are all cards I made. Three I made especially for Kattrina. One of them says "Hola" because I know she is marrying a young man whose native language is Spanish. I figure she can send this one to one of her new family members in the future. Most are my own ideas, but a couple of them I got from Kristina Werner's blog and one I made with a friend who is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.
The top two cards on the left I purchased in a group at a school auction. They were made by a talented woman here where I live. She takes lovely photos. The top card on the right was made by my sister-in-law. Hand drawn and embossed. She made a large set of these for me and I think they are beautiful.
The bottom two rows look like photos, but they are actually envelopes. I made them with a pretty calendar that I purchased at the beginning of March when it was way
cheap inexpensive. I made more from the rest of the calendar, but I gave Kattrina the best ones. ;)
These are some things I added just in case Kattrina's crafty. Just some bits and pieces of things I've collected or have been given. The labels on the bottom left I made so she could use them on the envelopes I made in the previous photo. I hate the thought of having to cover up any of the beautiful images of nature, but you can't send a card without an address, right!?
The colorful circles I bought on Etsy. I adore Etsy! Much time has been lost in my perusing of Etsy.
These are some cards and postcards I've had hanging around for awhile. I still like them very much, but someone else should enjoy them too. The two postcards in the top right hand corner are from our local museum in Sarasota. I actually bought a print and had it framed of the second one from the right. It's called Roman Courtship. I just love it. In the museum it's enormous. It's beautifully painted. Oh, to have such an amazing talent.
Last, but not least, two pretty pens. I should have included them with another grouping, but I forgot and they so wanted their time in the spotlight.
I can't wait for her to get everything. I hope it all pleases her. I do tend to be kinda flowery in the things I like. I don't know if that is very trendy, but it sure is pretty.
If you're interested, my previous post poses a question for those with a crafty nature. I would appreciate any comments you might have.