Sunday, April 29, 2012


Hello everyone,

I'm celebrating 52 blog followers with a give-away!

Here's a sneak peek of what you could win:

  • pop out labels, borders and alphabet letters

  • one each of the 4 different patterns from "Post Haste Paper Airplane Notecards" plus 4 envelopes

  • 4 postcards

  • plus extras! I want to keep some of it a surprise.

How to enter:

It's very simple, just leave a comment on this post.  Everyone is welcome, US or abroad!

I will use a random number generator to choose the winner after midnight, May 9th.  If you are the winner I will ask you to email me your address if I don't already have it.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Beautiful scanned images of mail art with no flash and no cooky angles. 
I like scanning.
I can only do it at work though.

Mail from Canada, Australia and Oklahoma.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ink Drop

SO Excited@!!!!@&*(!#&!@#


So I just signed up for Ink Drop from the Goulet Pen Company.

I bought 2 months worth. 

5 new samples of ink for my fountain pens each month.

from their website

I love browsing their ink selection by color. So many pretty lovely colors...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


So I've been busy and have had problems with my computer which have now been figured out (a bit to my embarrassment). So I'm back!

Here are some semi-recent letters I sent out:

To Misty:

To Superhero for a mail art call

And now this tired and hungry girl is going to eat some pizza!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some recent incoming

Just a quickie post before I run off to go to work.  These four beauties all arrived in the same day! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

50 Followers Give-Away coming up!

Hey everybody,

I just reached 50 followers today so I'm going to have a giveaway to celebrate!

More info to come soon.
In the mean time...

 stop and smell the roses. :-D

Sunday, April 15, 2012


My boyfriend is so clever.

Clay took a trip by train to the midwest recently and on the way out had a bit of a stop in Albany.  He sent me this postcard. 

The text reads:

to the inauguration of our 
beloved Emperor Palpatine!
WHERE: Imperial Palace, Coruscant
DRESS: Formal or Traditional Sith
All sacrificial offerings accepted!


And doesn't the Empire Plaza in Albany look like exactly like a Sith palace would? :-D

Monday, April 9, 2012

Good Mail Day!

I've had a bunch of really good mail days recently.  These four came all on one day!!

Two from my parents, one from Kim in the Netherlands, and one from Misty the Pen Thief.

 Very cool envelope and stamps from Kim.  I suppose the writing is Dutch.  It's so fun to have penpals from different countries!

And here is the letter from Misty.  I love how the dog on the stamp continues the dog on the envelope.

Some more lovely postmarks from my parents.

Here is what I sent back to Kim:

I was really proud of how I matched the stamps to the envelope theme.  Ratatouille and groceries!

And sent to Misty:

These maps are awesome.  They are free because they have a bunch of advertisements on them and they show the locations of lots of businesses.  This one is from Annapolis, and I recently picked up a couple from Newport, Rhode Island.  Keep your eyes out!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mystery Gift!

 Just look at this amazing thing!

It arrived in the mail in a suspicious package that said something about paypal on it, and my birthday is coming up in about 2 months, so I had to check with Clay and my parents to see if I should open it.  Imagine my surprise when they were all as puzzled as I! Clay opened it himself just in case he had actually ordered it and then forgot about it, which is totally something he would do.  But he hadn't, so the mystery remains.  

Isn't it beautiful? I think it is cast iron.  

To my amazing anonymous gift giver, THANK YOU!! I love it!!!!!

And it works beautifully. At this point I've used it about half a dozen times.  

Thank you so much!!!!!  

Sunday, April 1, 2012


June 2nd of last year:


You can see that some things have moved around but it's mostly the same, that is to say, messy.

And I have less excuse now because I have the black and white drawers and the drawer/shelf combo on the left, which I did not have when we first moved in.

This is my space for mail art, letters, and school work : class planning, grading, and writing papers.  I would love to have a bigger area... oh my would I love that.

Well, we will be moving at the end of the summer, so maybe in our new house or apartment I'll be able to have some more room.

Things I like about my workspace:
My decorations on the wall, the bird mobile, my ribbon of postcards
My mail organizer on the left
More storage space than I've ever had, although I still want more!

Things I don't like about my workspace:
The plastic bin where I put my school stuff
That my laptop is basically like a desktop computer, because of all it's problems it is a big pain to move.  That makes my workspace seem a lot smaller.