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Thursday, May 16, 2013

They Let Me Out of the Studio

Sometimes you just need to take a break.....and go "thrifting"....
or, in this case, to SCRAP.
I wandered around for a while and didn't think it was going to be a good day for treasures at Scrap but I was so wrong.
Found these old gold foil lettersets -- I had these when I was a kid.



Rolls of stickers called out to me -- love those big, red bordered postal stickers...
and this book was on the FREE shelf.
Yes, I think I would like it. In fact, I would have paid for it -- but don't tell.

I mean, just look at these pages, can you picture handmade envelopes?

Mail art?
I think so........let the tearing begin...

And I got a pack of air mail envelopes and when I opened it at home there were LAX notecards inside too.

Letters!! Numbers!! Stick on!! Bring them on. (I should have bought more to share).

Another FREE find. I almost passed this pack by until I realized.....

.....the giant tags were not printed and they came with matching envelopes and ribbons...
Mail art purposes? Yes, I think so..

These folders were also free and since I am obsessed with making little booklets I figure these will work fine as covers (when I re-decorate them). You'll see.
Next post I will show you all the little booklets I've been making and mailing out.

The whole bag full  of stuff was $10.

OUTGOING
I've been busy making mail art too -- here is a little Show & Tell.
OUTGOING
Snail mail! (Snail Mail artistamps made by Mike Dickau.) He very generously sent me a sheet
and when I saw this foodie article on escargot I had to put two and two together. The woman working at the Post Office thought the snail mail was great and she hand-cancelled all the stamps for me. Even the artistamps. Let's hear it for cool postal workers!
OUTGOING
I still love vellum. (In fact, these vellum envelopes are from  another trip to SCRAP a while ago)
Little booklet
Sneak preview of one of the booklets. Next time I will show you a whole bunch of them.
I'm obsessed.
Cutting, pasting, tearing, folding -- can't think of anything much better to do.

What's everybody out there working on?
Oh, and I have an idea for a swap too. Next time.

Send good mail -- Get good mail

33 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Cindy -- it was a fun morning of treasure hunting.

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  2. It's fun to see finds at Scrap through your eyes!

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    1. shams -- we should go sometime. At least we won't fight over the same stuff since you like fabric and I like paper!

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  3. Oh, Pamela, I know this obsession very well...
    We have a same illness. Incurable! :-)

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    1. Planet Susannia -- oh yes -- isn't it wonderful? I will mail you a booklet on Monday -- made just for you.

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  4. Great finds! I wish we had such shops here.
    By the way, how did it go with the shoe?

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    1. The shoes?? TomoyoHime -- I am missing something here....

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    2. The paper shoe, you sent it a while ago. With joss papers and such. ^^

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    3. OOooooo right......the shoe traveled from SF to Chicago and arrived quickly and in perfect condition, which is more than I can say for some other mail. My pal got a kick out of getting it.

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  5. What wonderful finds!! Now I want to go to the thrift store as soon as I leave work :-)

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    1. Always fun to swing by the thrift store.....find anything?

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  6. We've got a SCRAP in Portland, so I know how exciting it can be. And the stuff costs next to nothing! You scored big-time.

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    1. Carol -- you have a SCRAP in Portland? That I didn't know. I will be visiting in October and I will have to take a look. Thanks for telling me.

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  7. Yes! Put up some new shelves in your art room. I LOVE all those goodies you found- great haul.

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    1. I need a whole lot of shelves and a couple of closets, Millicent!

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    2. SCRAP in Portland?.....ME FIRST!

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  8. Loving the fondue picture in Creative Entertaining. Just that kind of day over here. You picked up some great stuff. Next time I visit my daughter in SF, we're going to Scrap. Or...I might just send her over there as my agent!

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    1. Wow! You have a daughter in SF? Who knew? Let's meet for coffee on your next visit. Scrap is hit or miss but worth checking out.

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  9. Great scrap!!! freebies galore which I know you will be using every day. Love your vellum envelopes. xox

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  10. What?!?! What is this Scrap place?!?! We don't have any sort of thrifting opportunities like THAT around here! And so much for free. You are a lucky duck. Fabulous!

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    1. Andria--I did an earlier SCRAP post and posted the link to the website. You may have something like it nearby. I"m not feeling sorry for you -- I saw that post on all that fabulous stuff you picked up at the auction....I love the "lucky duck" comment...so funny..

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    1. Grammargal -- Scrap is a center for creative reuse loved by teachers and artists alike -- located here in San Francisco. Berkeley has a similar place and someone commented (above) that Portland has one too. Another friend goes to a similar place near Chicago so they are around. Try Google. And if you type in SCRAP in the Search box on my blog you will see anotherScrap post with a link and photos of the place. Good luck.

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  12. such wonderful finds! I can just taste the glue on the backs of those letterset stickers.

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  13. What a great haul for you!!! I envy your goodies!

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    1. It was a lucky day at scrap.I think I'll go again tomorrow and see what I can turn up!

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  14. You did score. Love the gold letters and all of the goodies, in fact.

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