This blog post has been a long time coming. The more I put it off, the more mail I received, and the longer this post was starting to become!
I have made so many wonderful friends through this blog and my shoppe, and one or two on Instagram, and I am so, so grateful! The generosity of the people I have met astonishes me daily!
Gorgeousness all the way from New Zealand! So many awesome pieces and images! Absolutely amazing! This is just a small sampling of what Nanci sent to me, the entire package would require it’s own blog post!
Thank you sweet Nanci!
I have a new pen pal in Malaysia that sent me this wonderful letter and some Travelers Notebook stickers. Isn’t that envelope beautiful! We have already exchanged letters a couple of times now, so awesome!
Thank you Elison!
Then there’s this! A huge envelope with the coolest wallpaper scraps ever! Kristen emailed me for my address so she could send me a few goodies.
K, I want to be on her Christmas list! If this 10 lb. package was a few goodies, what does she consider large! I could paper a room with this lot!
Thank you so much Kristen!
A smal RAK to my sweet friend Jenna of The Kiwi Rose Shop. She had admired those feather post-its in a Instagram post, I needed to de-stash, and there you have it! I had way too much fun working on this for her.
My lovely friend Iryna and I have ben exchanging mail for a couple of years now. I follow lots of Snail Mail folks on the web, so I’ve really been trying a little harder to step up my game. I have to say Iryna appreciated the effort! 🙂
The postcard at the top right was something I made for myself though. I mailed off another art journal to Art Journaling Magazine a week ago, and that was the “confirmation of receipt” card. It gets sent back to me, so I put a little extra effort into it.
Actually, I have had the idea of trying to do something special with all my gorgeous Happy Mail ephemera for a while now. I thought about making post cards and such with them, but that idea never really jelled, a lot of it is too large. So, I have decided these two big journals would be the perfect size to use, my Happy Mail journals. They have a few pages done in them, but I’ll make them work . Sometimes all it takes is the perfect marriage of elements to launch a project off the pad.
I hope this is it! And if it is, you’ll be the first to know!
So, once again,
Thanks for stopping in,
Have a great rest of your day,
8 thoughts on “Incoming and Outgoing Happy Mail!”
Everything’s so pretty!
Thank you Emma!
Yes! Iryna did appreciate the effort! THANK YOU Patty!
Your very welcome Iryna! Thank you for all the wonderful mail you have sent over the years!
Oh, dear, you wrote you have a new “penal” in Malaysia! Is that a penpal in prison – lol. Just thought I’d point it out in case you want to edit.
So many pretty prints and patterns – lucky you! I love how you decorated the return receipt card, and I just love wallpaper scraps. Have you thought about making some kind of wall display for things like this? If you used elastic or a plate-rack type thing you could change the display without damaging the cards.
Thank you so much for the heads up Val! That certainly did need editing! Lol! That’s a great idea for the cards, but I have some binders with plastic photo inserts I keep those in, I flip through it often.
Everything in this post is so gorgeous! I especially love that hei-tiki and fern-printed paper from New Zealand. I know the feeling of following lots of snail mail artists and being inspired to take your own mail to the next level: these pretty letters have certainly inspired me 🙂
Thank you Keely! I’ve already started working on that journal.