Archive for July 2010

July Stationery Giveaway

The July Stationery Giveaway will be announced this Sunday, August 1, 2010. This is a free monthly drawing featured at the Letters & Journals website. We offer different prize baskets every month and draw a winner on the first of the month. Once you’re signed up for the e-newsletter, you’re in! (You don’t need to…

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Typewriter + Thank You Note = Happy

This This lovely typewritten note came to me last week as a thank you from Lily Greene. Lily, whose story is featured at Letters & Journals this month, collects postage stamps. I save most of the stamps from the mail I receive, so I sent her a few of the cute, funny or more obscure…

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Jackie’s Originals

As promised, here are the 4 pieces of mail art I made last weekend. I have found I like to keep things fairly symmetrical. I guess that’s what works for me. Looking forward to some free time so that I can do some more of these again (one day). I used clear decoupage finish on…

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Urgent 2nd Class

I’m in a mail art kind of mood these days after being inspired by all of the comments on the post over at Good Mail Day. I wrote one article after receiving my first piece of mail and now I have received four more original and very cool pieces of mail art (photos to come…

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Postcrossing is 5 Years Old!

Congratulations to the people at Postcrossing who are celebrating their 5th anniversary. I joined in August of 2005 shortly after they launched. I’m not sure exactly how I found their site, but have been pleased as punch that I did. Last October I wrote a short post with one of my favorite postcards (that one…

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Butterfly Envelope

Here is the envelope I sent to The Envelope Project at Meet Me at Mike’s. Inside the envelope I included goodies which mostly consisted of paper ephemera from my box of miscellaneous whatnot. It’s been great fun looking through their posts and seeing pictures of all of the envelopes and items that have been sent…

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The Envelope Project

The Envelope Project is asking people from all over to send an envelope stuffed with something (photos, pages from magazines, ribbon, swap cards, vintage patterns, notes, shopping lists,  little (lightweight!) zines, sweet wrappers, stickers, really) to be displayed in a window at Meet Me at Mike’s. But that’s not all! They are taking pictures of…

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L&J Magazine Update

We launched the Letters & Journals website in May 2010 and had some great responses to the design and layout as well as some of the stories that have been featured. Thanks to those of you who took the time to comment! We started sending out LetterNews, the L&J newsletter that we had hoped to…

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June Stationery Winner

The winner of the June Stationery Prize Basket was H. Wendt. Congratulations! And thanks for signing up for LetterNews, the newsletter for the Letters & Journals website. We had hoped to publish bi-weekly, but plans have changed to make it a monthly newsletter instead. The July Stationery Prize Basket is being put together now. If…

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