2023 Love Stamps

dog stamp and cat stamp with hearts

These adorable stamps go on sale January 19, 2023 at the current rate of .60 per stamp ($12 sheet). Three days later a regular first class stamp will cost .63 cents. Postcards will increase an additional four cents going from .44 to .48 also on January 22, 2023. While US Love stamps traditionally are released…

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A Halloween Zine

Halloween Zine 2022

Here’s a zine I made for Halloween. I forget how much fun these are to make. It starts off a little scary deciding what to make each page, but I work with what I  have (stickers, stamps, typewriter, washi, lists, ideas) and soon it comes together! Or, it doesn’t and I start over. Here’s a…

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World Postcard Day (3rd Annual)

world postcard day postcard

Join participants all over the world celebrating the 3rd Annual World Postcard Day! World Postcard Day is always October 1st. I recently received my order of these 3rd annual World Postcard Day cards from the Christopher Arntd website. I ordered a few of the regular 4×6 size as well as a few of the panorama…

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New Postcrossing Stamp

postage stamp with Postcrossing Germany 2022

I sure hope the US one day soon adds a colorful, creative, whimsical Postcrossing stamp to their new stamp releases! On my wish list is to receive this stamp on an envelope from Germany. Isn’t it a delight? I saw this featured on the Postcrossing blog. The stamp is scheduled to be released October 6,…

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Leuchtturm 1917

Ice blue dotted journal

Don’t you love this ice blue cover of the Leuchtturm 1917? The dotted pages are my favorite. Blank pages can be intimidating and lines pages can seem daunting. I buy all kinds of blank books and I look for a nice cover, smooth pages, good quality – just to name a few of my criteria.…

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InCoWriMo Day 2

basket of stamped mail

Day 1 of InCoWriMo is complete.  Now on to Day 2. For the first day, I had selected a letter from my 2020 /21  basket of received letters from InCoWriMo and SendSomething.net (only on Facebook currently as a closed group). I have also put together a basket of note cards, stationery, and postcards that I…

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InCoWriMo 2022

illustration of girl running with letter to mailbox

  International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) is February. I’ve had a few people reach out to ask if I’ve heard anything about the 2022. Here’s the website info I found: InCoWriMo Address Exchange 2022 I belong to the Facebook Group for InCoWriMo too.  One of the FB admins was creating a list of addresses to…

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Postcrossing Stamps

postcrossing postage stamp

I’m on a mission to add some Postcrossing stamps to my small but charming stamp collection. I belong to Postcrossing, the best way to send and receive postcards from around the world. I joined Postcrossing in 2005 and since then have received and sent almost 450 postcards. I learned about Postcrossing postage stamps on their…

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Halloween Stamps

classic movie monster pane of usa postage stamps

Halloween is a great time to send mail – cute cards and fun stamps! I recently received these five stamps from Errol Murphy in Texas who sells older/unused stamps at face value. He doesn’t always have certain ones on hand, but he tries to honor requests for specific stamps. These Classic Movie Monster stamps were…

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Writing Desk Fountain Pen Ink

ink bottle and box

I have fallen in love with this bottle of ink! I love everything about it – the bottle design, the color (brown), the box, but mostly, it’s the name of the ink I love – Writing Desk Fountain Pen Ink. Does that not invoke a call to writing? The ink was created by Ferris Wheel…

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