Posts by Jackie

Mail Art Collection

mail art envelope

Mail art comes in all forms including themed stamps, decorative writing, stickers, Washi, illustrations, rubber stamped images, and so much more. I recently went through my box of saved letters and decided to take share some photographs of a variety of mail I’ve received over the years. This is just a sampling.   Which is…

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My New Bullet Journal

A few years ago I tried bullet journaling. It didn’t last long. I liked it but hadn’t invested the time and effort fully engage with the process. Part of the problem may have been the spiral-bound, hardcover notebook I was using. It was plain, uninspiring and had a hodgepodge of lists and other remnants of…

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April is Letter Writing Month

pen, ink, letter on wooden desk with mail slots

Each month celebrates and promotes something. In April one of the somethings is Letter Writing. Unlike InCoWriMo in February where you’re encouraged to send a piece a mail each day, the more leisurely letter-writing month of April allows you to go at your own pace. Truth be told, I don’t need a celebration or holiday…

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New Stamps for 2019

pictures of three new stamps coming out in 2019 dinosaur, muppets and halloween

Am I the only one who loves new stamps? No matter how many I have on hand, when the new ones come out, I find myself ordering more. I had a penpal recently mention that she loves the John Lennon stamps but she can’t bring herself to purchase any more because she has enough stamps…

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PlannerCon 2019: A Retrospective

tabledisplay showing assortment of handmade leather planners decorated with images

PlannerCon was amazing! I met so many fabulous people and wish I had taken more pictures. I fell in love with these journals made by October Lurty, owner of Television Train Wreck on Etsy. As I write this, I don’t see much selection in her Etsy store, but she did say she does a lot…

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Plannercon 2019

Plannercon logo

In a few days I’ll be attending my second PlannerCon in San Francisco. I went last year for the first time and had an amazing weekend. The event is packed with vendors, speakers, workshops, swaps, shopping, giveaways, connecting with other Planner-aholics, getting ideas, being inspired, learning new things. Some of the many vendors include: Carpe…

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InCoWriMo Update

handmade postcard with cigar label, dictionary page, postage

February is International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) in case you haven’t heard. Writing a letter (or a note or a postcard, really any kind of mail you send through the post will work) and I have been rocking it!  Every day I’m mailing something. Last week one of the pieces mailed was this postcard. Granted,…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

newly stamped envelopes

Lots of mail went out this week. The cards in this picture are a combination of Valentine cards, Birthday cards, some InCoWriMo cards, and a few postcards from Swap-bot. Swap-bot is a site where you can sign up for all kinds of mail swaps. This description is on their website: Swap-bot is a online service…

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Postcards for Kindergarten Class

stamped postcard with washi tape

A kindergarten teacher in Minnesota is trying to get 100 postcards from all over the US by Feb 19. She shares, “We are putting our postcards up around a United States map and marking on the map where each came from. It’s a pretty cool display! It could be so much better if we could…

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InCoWriMo Day 1

decorated envelope

Success is mine! I wrote one fan letter and one regular letter and got them sent off in today’s mail. Day 1 of InCoWriMo is off to a good start. I’ve created a list of people to write to every day this month including pen pals, relatives, friends, famous people and a few influencers. I…

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