Archive for March 2011

Craft and Tell from Elmer’s and X-Acto

One weekend at the end of March I hosted a Craft & Tell gathering sponsored by Elmer’s and X-Acto who sent a box of crafting nirvana (see below) for a marathon session of gluing, cutting, coloring and creating. For those of you who wished it could be you, then this may be your lucky day!…

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Letters and Change

It’s hard to imagine that there are people who don’t love new stationery and a good pen. It just fills my heart with joy when I can spend an afternoon or evening writing letters using the tools that I love. And with some stationery, I am reluctant to use the last piece as it means…

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Edward Gorey Postcard #4

The Edward Gorey postcards continue with this fourth card going out in the mail this week. Not all of the postcards in this postcard calendar are black and white. It’s nice to have variety. Keeping with the theme of variety, I think I will change this up and send this card to someone I don’t…

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Ringbound Journal Giveaway

Letters & Journals is giving away one of these ring-bound journals filled with blank pages (and an occasional vellum page with a light design- see photo further down the page.) Just leave a comment and I will draw the winner next Sun., March 27, 2011. These journals were purchased at a hospital gift shop earlier…

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A Creative Piece of Mail

Finding any mail in my mailbox is cause for celebration but some days I’m lucky to get a unique and creative piece of mail such as this. These kinds of letters and envelopes are a joy to admire and be inspired by. This one comes from Stephanie in NYC who is terrifically talented. I remember…

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My Love Affair with Note Cards

It’s not all about pretty stationery, fine point pens, fun stamps and colorful markers. Sometimes it’s as simple as sharing a thought on a unique and appealing note card. The gorgeous dragonfly note card (created by Heron Dance) was purchased on a recent visit to the MN Landscape Arboretum. We went in the dead of…

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Edward Gorey Postcard #4

The Edward Gorey postcard theme has encouraged me to learn more about Mr. Gorey and become more of a fan of his. In Feb I had heard it was his birthday (Feb 22) as there were a few blogs mentioning this. Here is one and another and another. One of the blogs mentioned his home…

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Sytlish Blogger Award

Journaling Journeys has awarded Letters & Journals with the Stylish Blogger Award!  Wow, our first award! Thanks, Shaynie! Here’s what you gotta do: 1. Thanks and link back to the blogger who passed this award onto you 2. Share 7 things about yourself 3. Award other recently discovered great bloggers 4. Contact these bloggers and…

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Winner Announced for February Stationery Giveaway

The winner for all of the February Stationery basket was number 248.  The holder of that lucky number? Mary Johnson from MN. Mary was notified and now has a package of stationery wonderment en route to her home. You can see the full list of prizes here. The March giveaway is underway, plus we will…

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Newsletter Updates

If you don’t receive the Letters & Journals monthly e-newsletter, chances are good you have not seen the two new articles that were highlighted in the February newsletter. LaMucca: A Toulousain Papeterie is a wonderful first person account of a visit to LaMucca, a stationery store in France. Filled with pictures and beautiful descriptions, you…

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