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Monday, February 20, 2012

Mail Art All Day

Enveloping-making time again!
A $1.00 1916 Kids book made for a lot of fun making envelopes (and that red embossed cover is find of fun too).
These fairy tale envelopes are ready to be filled up, decorated, taped, stamped
and sent off into the wild world of mail.

More Envelopes ready to go!
Just add labels and letters and stamps.

ENVELOPES
More from the same book -- for my friends who like birds (you know who you are).
That patriotic eagle on top kind of goes with the USPS logo, don't you think?

LUNCH BREAK
There always is a lunch break!

OUTGOING
A bit of outgoing on Friday....

OUTGOING
These will be mailed off first thing in the morning tomorrow because today is a
No Mail Monday.
No fun but this long weekend is allowing me to do some catching up.
I have outgoing to Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

OUTGOING
And, more going out tomorrow. Yesterday was Mail Art All Day.
Very fun.

From the Letter Writing Social last week -- Caroll W made his cool collaged card
and I love the typewriters and the flying fingers in the background.
Caroll made some really great hand carved stamps too.
MAIL BOXES
Fill 'em up! I got a postcard from a friend in a band saying he and the other band members
stopped at a thrift shop in their travels and found a great stash of old
postcards, which they snapped up and then all the band members sat around writing postcards.
He said I'd be proud -- and I am!

SPRING?
Looks like Spring is coming to San Francisco. Beautiful plum blossoms right in my own backyard.
                                                                               
I want these!!!!
Anyone (maybe from Canada?) who can send me a stash of these labels in French?
I will send you something back in exchange. I hope I don't have to wait to I manage to get to Paris
to get my hands on some of these.
In fact, I'd like to have them in as many languages as possible and I'm happy to trade.

This long weekend has been fun and productive--I have made a serious dent in my
huge pile "to answer".  Haven't gotten to all but I am feeling hopeful.

Hope you all had a good weekend ( either a long or short one depending on where you live).
May your mail boxes be happy.

Now, time for me to get back to work.......

22 comments:

  1. wow - you've been busy! beautiful envelopes. I love a long weekend...

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    1. I love long weekends too....except for the no-mail part on Monday. But at least that gives me a chance to play catch-up. Loving your paintings on your blog.

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  2. Wow. Wow. And WOW. A Wow for the food, too.

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  3. Wow, I love love love your envelopes!

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    1. Thanks, Marina. Go find an old book at a thrift shop and make some yourself. Very fun.

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  4. I love fairytale and birds envelopes:)

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    1. Thank you! It is really fun to make them.

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  5. Kids books make the best envelopes and collage images they are so bright and active with imagery. Very cool makings going on in the Golden state. xox Corrine

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  6. Your envelopes always make me smile Pamela. Love the vintage children paper :)

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    1. Sally--what happened to us? We need to start trading mail again.

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  7. I love making envelopes from books and calendars, etc., since I hate cutting up the beautiful images, and maybe losing something. I had planned on using a great kids book found at our lovely Phoenix free box for collages, but you've reminded me that most pages will have to be made into envelopes - so the recipients can enjoy Everything -- Inside and OUT! :D :D

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    1. Very true, Mme. Visione! And you are having better luck at the Phoenix free box than I am!

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  8. Hi there! New to your blog, I'm Jade, I'm in your group for the elevated envelope challenge. Love the vintage book page envelopes x

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  9. These are lovely as ever, especially Bo Peep. And your lunch - as always- looks delicious.

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    1. Lunch would have been even better if you were there too!

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  10. I've had a letter ready for you for a few days, but the stamps I ordered online are just not arriving....so I bought some boring normal ones and will mail the letter tomorrow :-)

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    1. Oh good! This has been a horrible mail week...I am overdue for some good mail...

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  11. Oh, beautiful envelopes! I would love to get a letter into something like that! :) But all of my Polish penpals (I'm Pole too) are using usual white envelopes :(

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