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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I heArt Mail!



















I'm such a lucky duck!  I got mail!  Not bills...wonderful, lovely mail!  I just received this package a few days ago, from the lovely and talented Joyelle.  She has a wonderful new art blog called An Artful Endeavor and I was the first to sign up to follow her, so she sent me a thank you present!  How cool is that?














She sent gorgeous handmade cards with her beautiful photographs on them!  Woo Hoo!  I don't know if I'll be able to send them off to anyone, I might have to hold on to one or two of them for inspiration.  Joyelle is one multi-talented lady, go check out her blog to find out for yourself.

And, how cool is this...I got mail from The Netherlands!!  (below).  I saw on Brigitte's wonderful
blog called Scrappassie Blog that she was offering to trade some of her ATC's (Artist Trading Card) to anyone interested, so of course I jumped at the chance.

I received this a few weeks back, but I'm way behind on my blog posts so I'm barely posting it right now...oops!  Here is the fun ATC that I picked out!  I love the colors and it has such a great kind of sandpapery texture on it.  And "Dream Big" is written on it...wonderful.  Oh and she made this cute little green butterfly envelope to keep it in, which I love and which inspired me to make a little envelope to put the ATC I sent her into.


Poor Brigitte had to wait a few extra weeks for me to get my act together and mail off her ATC.   I wanted to make up for her wait so I added onto the package a bit.  Here's the front of the envelope...










And this fish is on the back.  Above the fish it says "mail + art = love.  I normally don't go this crazy on envelopes, but I had some extra time and couldn't get to the post office so i had a little fun!



This (above) is the ATC that I sent her and below shows the small ATC envelope I made to keep it in, and a card I made her which I showed two posts ago here.  I sent a few more goodies for her to use on her ATCs or art, but I didn't get a pict of it all.  You can see it on her blog and while you're there you need to look at her amazing zentangles.  I am in awe of them!






And today while writing this post another package came for me!!  WoooHoo!!  Good things come in small packages!!  I'm so excited about this, but this post is already long enough, so I'll post about it later.  

8 comments:

Creative Carmelina said...

oh you are a tease! i want to see the small package....

it is so much fun to get "non bill" mail, isn't it...all of your gifts were lovely...as was your own ATC creation....

I got a card in the mail today too from another blogger..and it really does make a huge smile appear on our faces, right!!!!


Ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

How fun! Thank you for sharing your delights:)

Kristin said...

They are all so cool! I love the ATC's, the little envelopes - and can't wait to see what's in your hand too, xoxoxo

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Isn't real mail wonderful ? I love it too, it's much better than that silly beep telling me I've got email ;-) And you, you spoiled me with your package, you know I loved it !

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Wow, I just love mail goodness like these! Congrats on your lucky wins and treats! Love your packaging and geisha ATC. Super cute! Also, Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog! I am happy to share whatever I can. It's been awhile since I created a landscape. You have inspired me to try one again soon. I just emailed you a few links I thought of when I read your sweet vision. :)

Carin said...

You tease indeed! Love the ATCs. I've still to try making them and keep thinking I should. These are wonderful! Can't wait to see what's in your hand :)

Micki said...

I just found your blog today, I am looking forward to following :)

Micki x

sunny smiles said...

I love snail mail! It really is a simple, thoughtful act of kindness to send such unexpected beauty to one another. Thanks for sharing :)