Posts by Jackie

Antarctic Postmarks

Exotic postmarks have an allure and charm about them, especially the more well-known and scarce postmarks, such as mail postmarked from the Titanic or the Hindenburg. When I heard about an opportunity to possibly receive mail postmarked from Antarctica, I prepared four envelopes and sent them off to the first two addresses listed on this…

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Porcelain Mailbox

This lovely mailbox was created by Kelvin Chen who is known for his collection of enameled porcelains. I found this in a gift shop in San Francisco when I was there this past March for my first ever PlannerCon which I wrote about here. Don’t you love the morning glory vines painted all over? Plus…

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Scooby Doo Mail Giveaway Mail Giveaway

I have postcards and envelopes of the Scooby Doo First Day of Issue stamps and I thought it would be fun to have a contest and mail some of them out. The postmarks come in color and also black and white. There will be 10 winners. Will you be one of them? Contest Rules: 1.…

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Cherry Blossom Tree Calendar Giveaway Winner Announced

The winner of the Cherry Blossom Tree Calendar is Natalia G from New Mexico! Congratulations, Natalia! And thanks to all who entered. Thanks also to Kate Murray at Quick Brown Fox Letter Press for donating and sending the calendar to Natalia! For any of you who would like to purchase this lovely 2019 calendar, you…

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The Shape of Ideas Sketchbook

I am on a mission to improve my drawing skill set, or, as I like to call it, my doodling. I’ve never been confident of my drawing ability and don’t have an eye for the horizon line and other drawing concepts. However, I do realize that the key is practice and that’s where The Shape…

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Highlights from the Scooby Doo Stamp Release Ceremony

Highlights from the Scooby Doo Stamp Release ceremony last Saturday at the Mall of America include getting a free envelope with a canceled Scooby stamp ready to mail (or save), a Scooby Doo pin, and an agenda for the stamp release ceremony. Ceremony Agenda Stamped envelope with ScoobyDoo cancellation and commemorative pin Stamps from the…

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Cherry Blossom Tree Calendar Giveaway

Kate Murray at the Quick Brown Fox Letter Press  has offered to send this Cherry Blossom Tree Calendar to one lucky winner! I met Kate at the National Stationery Show this May and was delighted when she agreed to help me out with a giveaway! Quick Brown Fox Letter Press is where you find quirky…

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Scooby Doo Postage Stamp Release is July 14 in Minneapolis

Exciting times are here in Minneapolis as we look forward to the stamp release event for the new Scooby Doo postage stamp this Saturday, July 14 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. I heard about this event at the Postal Times website. There is a doo-good campaign going on in conjunction with the…

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Letter Enclosed Stamp

I enjoy decorating my envelopes when I send a letter and I think most people like to receive envelopes that have been decorated – I know I do! Recently I’ve been using this lovely “Letter Enclosed” stamp that I purchased at the Well-Appointed Desk shop (online). You can see how the stamped image appears in…

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A Visit to the University of Minnesota Bookstore

I love a bookstore that has an insane amount of notebooks and pens. Welcome to the University of Minnesota Bookstore (Minneapolis). On the right we have a long aisle of notebooks – all sizes and bindings.This is one of the few places where you can buy a left-handed notebook. On the backside of the same…

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