Next swap

Attention! Holiday Break. The next swap will be starting on September, 1st 2018.

Freitag, 30. September 2011

The collage box #4 is ready for take-off now

Tomorrow I will send it out, the collage box #4.
It will find its way to 21 players all around the world. First Poland, then the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, South Africa and the USA.

I will let you know, when it's your turn to send it on and you will get an e-mail from me with the adress for the next stop.

I hope this will be fun for you all and I am looking forward to see what everyone makes of it!

And this is the order of sending:

1. Dorota
2. Michelle
3. Gosia
4. Katarzyna
5. Monica
6. Judith
7. Christian
8. Angelika
9. Renate
10. Karen
11. Sally
12. Barbara
13. Kate
14. Laura
15. Beth
16. Sharmon
17. Mariana
18. Sarala
19. Catonya
20. Nicole
21. Rebeca
22. Tammy

Have a great time with the box!

Donnerstag, 29. September 2011

Paper Swap in 2012

Here you can see, what is about to come on Paper Swap 2012

January 2012 „Mother Goose’s studio“ (all around childhood things)

February 2012 Crazy swap (wait for more details)

March 2012 „A rose is a rose is a rose...“ Flowers, plants and trees

April 2012 „I wandered lonely as a cloud...“ Poetry, Lyrics and wordart

May 2012 „Shine thru“ (tissues, napkins, translucent papers)

June 2012 „Sisterhood is powerful“ (women issues on paper)

Summer break in July/August (Quick swaps may be likely :))

September 2012 Junk Journals

October 2012
ATCs and other cards (postcards, playing cards, oracle cards)

November 2012 Bundles

December 2012 Yummy paper (food related paper, food motives, food packages

And for the rest of the year, you can now sign up for:

November, 7 2011: „Round and around“ (Circles, spots and dots)

December, 5 2011
: „What ever that does mean?!“ Signs, pictographs, symbols

Remember: You can sign in for the whole year, if you want to, just let me know. Please make sure you are not on holiday for weeks!

You can also sign up for the „Everyday paper“-Swap on October, 3. Please sign up NOW.
And there are 5 places left for the collage box. But I will close it tomorrow, so please be quick! Thanks!

Samstag, 10. September 2011

Paper Swap History

Paper Swap March Ange's things1
The October Swap „Every day papers“ will be the 20th Paper Swap. I’ve started this project two years ago, in October 2009.
I wanted a swap that was simple, easy to made, not too expensive and for everyone. I wanted something to connect people all over the world.
Paper Swap Lumilyon
During the last two years paper swap brought so much fun and is such a sign of generousity from people, no matter if they are from Europe, the USA, Africa, Asia, Australia or New Zealand.
There are some of you who never missed a swap, some are hopping on and off,  some made friends with the swaps, some only take part once in a lifetime, but we all got something out of it in the end.
Paper Swap Lee
And I promise, I will continue this lovely experience through the year 2012. There will be ten wonderful new themes and at least three quick swaps in between. I will let you know the new themes in October 2011 with the start of the next swap.

But let us take a look back first.

It all started with:
Paper Swap in October 2009 (with a thanks to lovely Jacky from Australia, who was my first swap partner ever)
Followed by:
Tags in November 2009 (a big hug goes out to Jilly from NYC- thank you dear!)
Cards in January 2010 (I can never thank you enough for all your lovely gifts, Seth, NYC again)
Crazy Swap in February 2010 (It was so much fun, Patty from the USA)
ABC and numbers in March 2010 (Merci et bisous to Ange from France)
Mini Books in April 2010 (I still use them, your lovely mini books, Cynnie from Germany)
Colors in May 2010 (Thank you, Lisa from New Zealand)
Art failures in June 2010 (Great stuff, thank you Deb, USA)
Vintage in September 2010 (Hugs to you, siostra, Eliza from Poland)
Embellishment in October 2010 (No swap for me this time)
Mail and postage in November 2010 (again no swap for me)
Wrapping and boxes in December (Thank you so much, Erin, I love your stuff!)
Fresh start in January 2011 (no swap for me)
Magazines and newspapers in February 2011 (Thanks to June in Singapore!)
Scavenger hunt in March 2011 (This was fun, Carolyn from the UK and Jamie from the USA)
Scripts & Scribbles in April 2011 (Robert from the USA, you really made my day with your sendings! And Laurie, USA too, it was like xmas!)
Paper back swap in May 2011 (I missed this one)
Culture and events in June 2011 (This was fun! Thanks Laura from Vermont, USA)
Wild at art in September 2011 (Waiting for the sendings from my partner Fran in the USA)

And soon to come:
Every day papers in October 2011
Circles, spots and dots in November 2011
Signs, pictogramms, symbols in December 2011

You can sign in for the rest of the year, if you feel like it. You never tried? Give it a go! Just contact me on

I want to thank all who have made this such a flowing and lovely project over the years! You are wonderful! I am looking forward to have you in!!!

PS: Is there any special theme you want to try? Any fresh ideas? Any suggestions? Anything you want to re-do? Just let me know!

Sonntag, 4. September 2011

Swallenges in October!

What is a swallenge*? A crossover between a swap and a challenge! I have two lovely projects to offer in October and you can sign in for both NOW!


Collage Box4
Because the second collage box has vanished without a trace somewhere in the UK, I decided to start a new one.
It’s for all those who have been in the Collage Box #2 Project and for those, who have not been in any Collage Box Project so far.
Please do NOT sign up, if you have been into this project before (if you have signed in for #1 or #3).

What is the collage box?
It’s a box with 144 (12x12) snippets, cuttings and scraps for collage making, sent out by me, travelling all around the world. If it arrives at your home, you will take 12 items out of the box and put 12 from your stuff in again and send it on to the next one on the list.

You can learn about Box #1 here.

This sounds like fun? Right up your alley? Ok, then sign in at
(please let me know your mailing-adress when you sign in- thx)

Due date will be September, 30 or if we are 25 players (because otherwise the box would travel endlessly). Please do not sign in, if you will be on a long holiday (more than 3 weeks), because the box then will got stuck for too long.


Paper Swap October
And of course you can sign in for another paper swap. The theme is "Your every day paper".
Think of: newspaperpages, flyers, packages, ads, bills, receits, tickets, labels, things out of your always-at-hand-stacks....etc.
Make it playful! Make it fun!

As always: sign in at

*Thank you Seth for this great wordcreation!