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Monday, April 16, 2018

I'm Going Dotty

Hello everyone!
OK, someone on Instagram started doing this and then I started doing this.
Monkey See, monkey do.
But it really is cheap entertainment.

And FUN!!!!

So here's what you do......get out some Staz-On ink pads and some markers...

Go to the Dollar Tree if you live in the USA and get a whole bunch of little packets of DOTS.
Or, have your lovely and generous friend and a new mama to Cora, Jessica send you a bunch of them.....(thanks Jessica!)

Get out some rubber stamps.....
I know you're going to ask.....so these are from Casey's in NYC and yes they do mail order. And they only charge $4 to ship and no, Casey's isn't giving me anything but I wish they would...

I even like the out-takes.
The only tricky part (at least for me) was getting the paper surrounding the DOTS off the sheets. I found if I took one dot off I could easily peel off the sheets and then put the dot back on...if that makes sense...

So, besides making about a million DOTS I am packing my mail art  and collage kit up and taking it on the road.
I love that.

I've already put one page in the travel journal and yes, I most certainly do need a vacation.
And I need lobster.
Boston here I come. Just please please don't snow.

I am gathering up ephemera and sticking it inside my travel moleskin.....collaging will be happening...

I wonder if I will see Denise?

Moleskin and address book -- check! Maybe I should bring some DOTS.
A MYSTERY
I put this on Instagram and I've got a whole bunch of cool people trying to figure this out....and so far, no one has..
I found a secret message under a stamp on a very old postcard (not dated). I think the postmark is Vienna.
Was it a secret message during the war? Or a message between lovers?

This is very old German script and no longer used -- and it is TINY. It was under a stamp after all.
The IG crowd hasn't solved it -- how about you????
Can anybody read this?
Because I sure would like to know....

And, another mystery, does anyone know what happened to LIMNER? Her blog
Oh! Write Me has been taken down and she just disappeared. I am worried.

OK, so get going on those dots. And help me out with the mysteries. And have a GOOD MAIL DAY! And leave me a comment, please -- I miss you.
SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL

20 comments:

  1. Live the dots, will be making some. Have done sheets of labels on the gelli plate but have tons of markers that need using. I like the outtakes also but why remove surrounding paper? Cause it looks better to see just dots? Been to Boston once for 3 days and loved every minute. Have a blast!

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    1. You are lucky to have tons of markers -- I only have four so my color palate is limited. I like the way the dots look without the paper surrounding them.....hum.....I haven't gelli printed any but now I might...As for Boston, it's all about the lobsters!

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  2. I saw the dots on Pinterest and wanted some, too! Yours are so bright and cheerful. I've been wondering about Limner, too.

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    1. I emailed Limner but no response.....somehow I don't think the news could be good....
      Thanks so much for the comment.

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  3. Your blog is always great, colorful, creative and great ideas. Thank you for you! ♥

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    1. Well, Jacki -- thank you so much. And I only have four markers so that's my color scheme and I'm sticking to it!

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  4. I'm sure Denise would love to know that she is part of your travel Moleskin! What fun pages you've got started. Enjoy your trip, and I hope you have lots of lobster with butter!

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    1. Yes, I think Denise would be happy......and I am definitely planning on lobster with melted butter! maybe a twin lobster special.

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  5. Since I am Dotty, I love the dots. Great idea. Have fun in Boston....

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    1. Hi DOT -- yes, you are and I love dots too.

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  6. I really want to try to dot along now too. I saw this before as well, but still have to give it a go. Love your creativity as always!

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  7. It's a circle of love. How clever and cute!

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    1. Hi Vikki!! Thanks so much...I didn't think it up...saw someone else doing it on IG...

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  8. Hope everything is okay with Limner. We never exchanged mail, but I did read her blog from time to time.

    Your dots look lovely. Now I want to try something similar.

    Never been to Boston. Have fun!

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    1. Cindy -- yes, try making dots - it is fun. I did trade mail with Limner and I feel sad she just disappeared....
      I will post something about Boston after the trip...maybe I will find a historic PO there...

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  9. Not sure how I missed this. I LOVE those dots. I will check with my Dollar Tree, but I'm fairly certain I've never seen them there. I do love what you made, though, and the dots will look good with anything you make. I may have to make a few using paper and a punch. Of course, mine won't be as lovely as yours.

    Enjoy your trip. I bet you are getting excited. And thanks for sharing this awesome technique, too!

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    1. So glad you like the dots, Elizabeth. I think they are pretty common at Dollar Tree. Office supply shops should have them but they wouldn't be only $1 there. Someone gave me some sheets of large dots that i am excited to play with.
      Yes, I am excited and the art kit is all packed.....the clothes....not so much...

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  10. Gorgeous Dots Leslie! Come play mail art with us on MailMeSomeArt.blogspot.com :) H

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  11. OOPS, sorry Pamela. We'd love to have you and your friends join in on our fun at MailMeSomeArt.blogspot.com. H

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