A couple of weeks ago I received a package in the mail that completely blew me away! The happiest kind of happy mail, a Random Act of Kindness from my sweet friend Judy!
It was filled with paper treasures of all kinds…
Precious vintage Christmas cards.
A collection of vintage springtime cards.
An assortment of vintage playing cards.
Some super awesome ads.
The coolest antique ephemera I have ever seen, let alone owned!
It will take a very special project for me to use these, and I’m getting pretty close to an idea.
I have had these old scrapbooks for quite a few years now, and have been waiting for just the right project to use them for.
The pages are pretty tattered. And as you can see, they were used in the way scrapbooks used to be used for, collecting scraps of paper.
I think that this awesome ephemera and these scrapbooks are a marriage made in heaven! I’m going to do a little homework and see what I can come up with. Thank you so much Judy!
And, as always,
Thank you for the visit,
Have a great day,
Because I went back to my old blog and deleted all my posts, I thought it might be a good idea to repost some of my personal favorites here.
I was recently asked about my Happy Mail binders, so I thought this might be a good place to start.
These are what used to be my planners. They worked out great, but the feel of them was a bit rough. They make great Happy Mail binders though! And, because I am lucky enough to have several of these binders, I have distributed my mail throughout by style and color. My love of alternative organizing continues.
The cards just slide right in and there is a little pocket left at the top for little bits and bobs. Perfect! This is some Happy Mail from the Spring 2015 iHanna DIY Postcard Swap.
I absolutely Love vintage playing cards, so these collector card pages are perfect to hold them in. This a collection of goodies I received from Jennifer Perkins, a crafter and decorator extraordinaire!
This beautiful card is from my pen pal Iryna in Belarus. Love! and a cute little tag from Leslie Ackman, along with the loveliness at the top of the post!
Lately I have been overwhelmed with kindness from fellow artists, Thank you Judy! These zip pouches are great for holding various stamps and decor for future happy mail projects and swaps.
And here is the latest addition to my collection, a gorgeous card from the lovely Diane Baker-Williams, along with loads of awesome vintage ephemera!
I really want to start looking for other happy mail swaps, think I’ll do that today!
Hope your having a great weekend in your neck of the woods,
Thanks for the visit,
It’s time to share my happy mail from the iHanna Postcard Swap, so much fun, I participate every time she has one!
I even start gathering up goodies for the next one almost immediately! I am also including links with the artists that included them with their cards.
I’m grouping them in fours. There are supposed to 10, but sometimes there are a few stragglers. Going clockwise from top left is Lynn‘s beautiful work, I took a peek at the other cards she made for the swap, I want one of each please! The next one is by Claudia. She has a wonderful website with lots of eye candy! Then Jenny’s gorgeous card . Unfortunately, the post office wasn’t as careful as they should have been, and a part was torn off. Sorry Jenny! Last, but not least, is one from Uršala in Slovenia, such craftsmanship!
Here are my bright and beautiful ones! Again from top left Charlotta’s, from Sweden. Thank you Charlotta! A beauty from Rachel in Texas, so much detail and layering! “Home Sweet Home” from Jan in Iowa, sweet! Then this cute bird with stamping from Cynthia in Florida, Love!
All of these will find a home in my Happy Mail binders…
…some of them already have!
I hope this inspires you to join a happy snail mail swap group. And if you already have, please tell me about it! I have two more of these binders to fill up and lots of goodies to use to make more happy mail!
Thanks for the visit,
Have a great day,