It's been fun so far, I've had sales (that's always a great thing) and learned more in the last 30 days about more things than I can count on two hands!
While I've been learning, learning and learning (mostly about photography, did you know that paper isn't that easy to photograph) I've fallen behind, behind and more behind on sending letters I owe. Oh, I want to sit down and write...I think of each and every one of you and what I want to tell you about. The things I want to include in my letters and the stationery I want to use but by the time I finish with etsy (please tell me I will eventually get better and not take so long to learn things) and all that goes with that, I'm wiped out. Literally.wiped.out.
I miss all of you something terrible, I miss your handwriting, what's going on in your lives, your envelopes, your paper, sharing with you, making envelopes for you, picking out stamps. I miss my balance. Please don't give up on me, I'm trying, really. Hugs to you!
The future King & Queen of The Netherlands, aren't they pretty!
My lovely penpal Mariska sent me a wonderful letter and included a envelope full of mail goodness! She even included a Forever Friends Christmas card, I love them and they aren't available here in the USA.
Hong Kong at night, beautiful!
Arrived from China
I love cards that show women or girls reading, this one is special indeed!
Arrived from Ireland
Most of us who love mail also love envelopes, right!
The more unique the better and in my case that generally means making my own out of papers from old books, magazines, maps, scrapbook paper pads...whatever suits my fancy at the time.
Finding a great, fast and easy way to make envelopes has always been the challenge for me so imagine my delight when Nick Romer, the creator of Kreate-a-lope sent me a couple of his envelope templates to try out. No scissors required!
I received the A2 (4' 3/8 x 5' 5/8) and A7 (5" x 7" 1/8) for this review.
I picked a couple of papers to try and what a breeze it was! Easy instructions to follow, and my envelopes came together in a snap! No scissors required, what a great feeling!
I love this product, it will certainly get used a lot here at Mailbox Happiness!
Sending & Receiving Mail,
such a lovely way to start
and end the day!
I am passionate about Victoria Kirdy Postcards and recently had an opportunity to do a trade with a lovely lady in Russia. Here are the first of several that I'll be posting the next few days! If you were driving down my street you would have witnessed me hopping, skipping, jumping and singing Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah on the way back from the mailbox when they arrived!
She kindly translated the quote on the back for me.
"There are three things that cannon be forgiven to a woman. But nobody know why and what these things are. ~Janina Ipohorska
You need the power of a devil to be as patient as an angel.
Top Quote-To be on a balanced diet is to hold two similar pieces of cake in both hands.
Bottom Quote-It's not overweight, it's the additional place to kiss.
A whimsy Santa Claus upside down in the chimney, so cute!
Arrived from China
China Floral Postage Stamps
I always read profiles and do my very best to pick postcards that I think the recipient will love, it's really the best part of sending and receiving postcards to me! If you see a postcard that you'd love to have, email me and I just might have an extra to send your way!
I've missed you all and posting here, it's time to get back to my regular schedule! Some of the departing postcards from yesterday headed to Finland, Canada, Russia, The Netherlands, Germany & Lithuania.