Ferris Wheel Press Giveaway

The Scribe Ballpoint Pen Giveaway Ferris Wheel Press is sponsoring a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive the Scribe Ballpoint Pen in the color of their choice. (Value: $58 USD/$63 CAD) Due to shipping costs, entrants are limited to Canada and the USA. Entry is by mail only (see below). Each entry will be…

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Espresso Stamps Go on Sale April 9, 2021

coffee stamps

I love these new stamps! The Espresso Stamps go on sale on April 9, 2021, and can be pre-ordered from USPS.  New stamps are always released with a first-day-of-issue ceremony that includes speakers and other fanfare depending on the theme and location. Seattle, Wash., is the location of this stamp’s new release ceremony. In these…

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If the Envelope Fits…

handmade envelope

I love handmade envelopes and sometimes find myself creating some out of paper bags, old maps, scrapbook or calendar pages. This week I received some letters through #InCoWriMo and was so pleased to have handmade envelopes included in the mix. Like this one from Mass. Or this one from Texas. It’s not unusual to find…

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Stamp Collecting

uncle sam on bicycle stamp

I’ve started a new hobby: Stamp Collecting. I love seeing fun, different stamps on all of the mail I receive and I make an effort to use stamps that I think the recipient might enjoy. I’ve saved stamps for a long time, mostly by color, some by theme, to use them in my zines, artist…

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The TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen in Rose Gold (Limited Edition)

rose gold TWSBI eco fountain pen

I happened across this YouTube video late last year and became infatuated with the TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Rose Gold Golden Horse Awards Limited Edition pen. It was amazingly hard to find, but my persistence paid off when I was able to order from the German website, FountainFeeder. Granted, it cost me $120 (99 Euros),…

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Postcard Display and Storage

photo of large bulletin board covered in mail

I would estimate that I have over 700 postcards that I have received over the last 20 years. Some came through Postcrossing, Swap-bot, and SendSomething, while others came from pen friends, local friends, and family. Some of them I inherited through family members and some through friends who passed on some cards in their possession.…

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The Pencil Eulogy

In preparation for graduate school in 2002, I took a six-week summer class on statistics. I purchased a special notebook for the class as well as a mechanical pencil bought solely for the purpose of homework (As an office supply junkie, I love any reason to purchase pens and notebooks). Once the class was over,…

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New Bugs Bunny Postage Stamps

bugs bunny postage stamps

The new Bugs Bunny forever stamp will be released on July 27, 2020. There are 10 colorful, creative stamps included in this set of 20 stamps (two of each). Currently the USPS is releasing a photo a day of each image until the stamps go on sale on July 27. First Day of Issue Ceremony…

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Supporting Small Business

color illustration of houses and town

We all want to make a difference in this world. During a pandemic our options and resources are limited, and that’s why it’s more important than ever to do what we can to help others along the way. This does not have to equate to money, although it can. Money. Time. Talent. Resources. These are…

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Leaving Facebook

FB icon on computer uninstall option

Leaving Facebook was a long time coming and, to tell the truth, I didn’t think I would actually go through with it. After all, so much is intertwined in that behemoth and to begin to untangle one cord, naturally leads to many cords – family, friends, businesses, hobbies. The more I thought about it the…

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