I’m taking part in my very first swap, and I’m so hocked it almost hurts. I signed up for Myra’s of My Little Mochi” first post card swap. I had some angst before starting to make my cards, knowing that some really cool real artists would be participating, but then I just sat down and made my 10 postcards (it became 12, math was not a favorite subject in school).
And it was just soooo fun!
I used just one idea about a bird nesting/making something but used all kinds of scraps from creative magazines as backgrounds, like pictures of books, knitted materials, beads and some napkins too. I loved making them, and then when I got the names of the receivers I surfed around and found new cool blogs. It felt good to walk to the post office and buying stamps for post cards to snail mail out all over the world. Such a great thing!
This are my cards before sending them out:
Last day of putting them in the mail box is this weekend, so up until yesterday I hadn’t got any in return yet. Then I got this beautiful post card from the talented Marieke! I just walked around with a big smile on my face with the card in my hand. It’s the prettiest & sweetest card I’ve ever got – and from a stranger! Thank you! Go check her web out, I don’t know how but I have missed this blog until now – but will catch up. There are a lot of great pictures and creativity going on there.
And there is still 9 more cards to come my way. I’m jumping up and down over here!
PS: Myra is putting up an album with all the cards when they have arrived in May. I’m so looking forward to that. And Melissa in Australia at Oh sew pretty (with so many super cute cats I had to use one of her pictures as desktop background on my computer) has posted a scan of one of my cards. That is just so nice!