Sunday, July 31, 2011

And the winner is...

Felicia in Canada!

And everyone else who entered will receive a small "consolation prize" since there were only 4 people total.

I have said this before... I think there is a link between cat lovers and letter writers. All four entries listed cats as one of their loves!

Not too long ago I found these two lovely books at Goodwill. I thought I would share the lovely cat illustrations with you now...
so cute!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Remember to email me to enter the give-away!

Giveaway ends tomorrow, Sunday July 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST.

Happy birthday package sent to Dana, my good friend and my boyfriend's sister :)

Clay and I had a lot of fun wrapping her presents in fun paper!
 ... and putting a ton of stamps on the package!

Friday, July 29, 2011

More Ancient Mail that I never got around to blogging...

two birthday cards

two thank you postcards

two packets off to people at

(and envelope sent in)

mail to a good friend from Maryland

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

PENGUIN #10 My Man Jeeves

Adopted by Ksenia in Ukraine

Here is My Man Jeeves returned back to me, posing with one of my books!

Ksenia said "after I set my eyes on the first paragraph of Jeeves and Wooster I knew it was going to be a long term relationship."

She also comments that she is lucky to be able to read his works in English and that half the charm gets lost in translation.

Ksenia and I have both seen some of the wonderful "Jeeves and Wooster" tv show, starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

My boyfriend and I read books aloud together and we just finished the book you see shown last week.  It was a lot of fun.  Now we have moved on to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!

Thanks Ksenia!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Cat & Mail from Slab City

The top card is from my mom and features our cat, Cotton, who passed away 2 years ago at 19.  He was such a sweetie, and I love that photo of him.

Here at the bottom is a letter from my friend Abby when she was in Slab City. The photo she sent shows Salvation Mountain with a mailbox in the foreground. If you peer closely you can see a letter that I sent Abby sitting on top of the mailbox!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Outgoing from a while ago

A letter to Chris Overstreet of Girls Go Postal.

You can see where he posted it here.

Mail for my friend Dana below.
This is all from quite a while ago, I got behind on posting my outgoing
partly it's because I don't want to ruin anyone's surprise by posting too soon, and then I just forget!

Mail to I'm a superhero I can fly and shit

Willy Wonka themed mail, going out for a Hundred Acre Wood Swap

Remember to email me to enter the giveaway!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Well folks, this is my 100th post! To mark this special occasion I'm having a giveaway!

The prize will be a smattering of my stationery collection, including postcards, notecards & envelopes, mini/gift cards, and some handmade envelopes... all sent in a decorated envelope.

To enter:
  • Email me at jouaient (at)
  • Choose a number between 1 and 200
  • Give your full address
  • Tell me something that you like so I know a little bit about you so that if you win I can decorate the envie for you with something you love
I will be using to choose a random number as the winner. If there's a tie, you'll both get something!

The giveaway ends July 31st, one week from today.

Yay for mail! Yay for the USPS!

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Giving Tree & Bunnies

 I was really happy with this envelope I made for a swap-bot swap. My partner liked The Giving Tree. Such a wonderful book. The kind that makes me tear up.

I recently found out that my boyfriend has never read the Giving Tree! This must be remedied!!

Inside was bunny themed...

and some cute bunny stickers

I love woodland animals!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011



Above and below, two postcards from "I'm a superhero I can like fly and shit"

He has a mailart call for portraits here.
A handmade postcard from Rusty


 Mail art from mim

 I love all the official stamps that she has!

  SUCH a cute photo! Postcard from Postcrossing, this is one of my partner's dogs. So cute!!!

Lovely mail from Chris Overstreet of Girls Go Postal

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

PENGUIN #9 As You Like It

Adopted by Erin

Erin says that As You Like It is the first Shakespeare play from which she "learned that it is possible to recite his works with meaning and beauty. (High school students renditions of Shakespeare rarely do his work justice... or at least they didn't in my class!)".

I think it's every class, not just yours. :-)

Her all time favorite is Much Ado About Nothing. Of the film versions I've seen, that one is my favorite too! I just love Emma Thompson in just about anything.

This postcard is one of my favorites because my mom actually has Shakespeare's plays in these editions. I was so happy when I found this in the box. I think the cover art is wonderful.

Thanks so much Erin for participating in my project!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Altered Playing Cards Swap, 2s

I recently joined an Altered Playing Cards swap on Swap-bot.  There are a series of swaps, this first one was just for the 2s. They will be going all the way through to aces. I'm excited to get a whole deck of handmade art cards!

These are the 2s I'm sending out.  It was my first time doing this. I'm so excited to see what I get!

And the packaging...
I love these scientist stamps. The background colors are so beautiful!

I got in a slew of returned "orphans" recently. I'll be posting more of those soon.

By the way, if you have adopted a postcard from me and have not had a thank you back from me, please re-email me your address. My email account ate them for some reason.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Outgoing Mail


A Pennsylvania Dutch get well soon card

I found a box of these remarkable cards a long time ago.

I think I only have two left now.

 I wasn't all that happy with the front of this envelope. I think it would have looked a lot nicer if I had painted the background first. Live and learn though. :)

A card to PostMuse, and I finally sent along an add & pass that I received a while ago. I never know who to send them to!