Archive for September 2009

Writing Areas

Do you enjoy seeing or hearing about the writing areas of other people? I know I do! Desks like the one in this picture can be calming, inspiring and charming. Letters & Journals will have a department devoted to this topic. The magazine will feature pictures of writing areas as maintained in famous people’s houses…

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Help with the Tagline

I’m looking for help in deciding the wording and order of the tagline you see in the Letters & Journals image to the right. Currently it reads: Mail ArtJournalsBlogsHandwritten LettersPostcardsNotebooksDiaries Although there may may be an occasional feature on Mail Art, I don’t think there will be a regular dept, so I’m thinking I will…

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Penpals

My pen pal, Jane, sent me this photo which is a picture from her farmhouse in rural France. Doesn’t it look like a postcard? I thought so too. Jane and I found each other through one of the pen pal magazines that are published and we’ve been corresponding for about two years now. In addition…

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Sealing Wax for Your Letters

There are few things that can set one letter apart from all other letters such as a wax seal on the envelope. I picked up a couple of these seals when we were in London a few years ago. Harrods has the most incredible stationery department! I must have spent 2 hours there going from…

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Letters & Journals Magazine Update

Kathy Forss at DaisyMaeDesign has been busy with more of the magazine’s layout. She also recently won the design contest for the MMPA (Minnesota Magazine and Publications Association) Excellence awards. Way to go, Kathy! In this picture, you can see a sample page of the Table of Contents for Letters & Journals. Next will be…

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Make Your Own Envelopes

I love to make and use homemade envelopes. I’ve found an easy way to make them is with envelope templates that I got from Paper Source, but you can also use an old envelope that’s unglued and opened up. Just trace the outline of the envelope on the paper you want to make into an…

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Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper for September

The second round of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper has been posted over at The Pen Addict. Lots of links to blogs and posts regarding this wonderful paper world of ours! Have Fun! For those of you who like typewriters, you may want to check out Strikethru who showcases some pretty neat typewriter…

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Letters & Journals Magazine Update

I bought this Moleskin planner for 2010 and am excited for the changes, adventures, thrills of this magazine venture as the journey continues. With 2009 coming to its closing quarter next month, I am making preparations for the next steps of the magazine for the end of this year and into 2010. Over at the…

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Good Mail Day

I love this book! Good Mail Day arrived last week after I had read about it on the Missive Maven’s blog and decided to order it. The book is nicely written with vibrant colorful pages- all having to do with mail! The authors, Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler, have two websites:Podpodpost.comGood Mail Day Inside…

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