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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Busy! Busy!

OUTGOING MAIL   - handmade envelope for Shelita
You may wonder if I actually use all the stuff I seem to pick up in my travels around San Francisco...
I assure you -- I do....I like putting everything to use.

OUTGOING (to Jon)
Handmade envelope from the book of Essential Architectual Plans --
a $1 find at the library book sale...

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Envelopes with the book that inspired them... some added ephemera and washi tape and

stamps and they are in the mail.

OUTGOING MAIL
These map envelopes were made using the $1 Atlas also from the Library Book Sale...
trying to match the green and blue theme of the maps using green and blue stamps and washi tape.

OUTGOING MAIL
Handmade envelopes for The Elevated Envelope swap -- had to be in the mail
by May 1st -- nailed it!
Hope the recipients like the typewriter theme.

OUTGOING
The typewriter I love and the typing manual were the inspiration for these..
too bad I didn't have enough of the typewriter postage stamps to go on all of them.

OUTGOING CARDS
Made a bunch of cards using the ever-inspiring joss paper and lunar calendar pages.
Love the red and gold.

OUTGOING POSTCARDS
Here are the backs of some postcards using washing tape rubber stamps and vintage stamps.

I just love playing with various tools and ideas and seeing what happens.....

I decided to make a design grid on a postcard ..... Casey's rubber stamps coming into play...
Kind of fun....don't you think?

Here's the back -- who wants to get this one in the mail?

Playing with art supplies and stuff picked up cheap or free makes me feel like a kid again.
So much fun -- the more I play the more ideas I have..

See you in the mail!
                                                                                 

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Pamela! I love the typewriters and I love that stamp design! So lovely, all around. Woohoo!

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  2. *-* All of them are amazing! ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. Resuri--thank you! I have been having a lot of fun making things....

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  3. Wish I was in your group for Elevated Envelope! Would love to trade envies with you some time...

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    1. sure...one of these days I will organize something to trade...

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  4. EEK - you've just sent me into panic mode over the elevated envelope. May 1st is coming up fast. time to run around in circles flapping my hands in the air for a while.

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    1. Don't panic, you know you can do it (and I haven't gotten any yet so you are not alone....)

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  5. Oh, such wonderful mail again! I bet your swap partners will be happy - I would love to receive some of your mail art.

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    1. maybe I will have to organize a trade one of these days...

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  6. Very creative. I love the typewriter theme and the architecture plans are just fantastic. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Sally--you are no slouch yourself! And I "owe" you a letter in a handmade envelope, of course. Coming soon.

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  7. Lovely as always! There's never a "dip" in quality it seems :D (I get exhausted just looking at all that gorgeous mail!)

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    1. Thanks, Annejo...I just enjoy doing it so it isn't too exhausting...

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  8. What a great idea to use an architectural plans book for envelopes. With all of your colorful incoming and outgoing mail, I will be very disappointed if the Post Office isn't able to deliver one inadequately addressed postcard to you. I have faith. Some, anyway.

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    1. Will have to send you an envelope too....nothing from you yet...ahem....I wonder if the USPS can do it!

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  9. All kinds of great stuff. An atlas for a $1, oh I am jealous. Hope Shelita likes bathroom layouts, lol, all those toilets. xox

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    1. Corrine--you should see the prison lay-out! LOL

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  10. Very cool.
    I remember a time when I didn't want to use any of my stuff, because I didn't feel like I had enough to work with. Not a problem anymore, to say the least.
    Now it's very satisfying when I create something and don't have to purchase anything to do it.

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    1. Alisa--I agree! And we are quite green because we recycle and re-purpose so many things, don't you think? I don't think I have to actually buy anything new to work with the rest of my life (but I probably will). Thanks for commenting.

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  11. Gorgeous mail! I especially love handmade envelopes from architectural plans and maps...my favorites!

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