New Postage Stamps for 2024

A New Year = a New Set of USPS postage stamp releases! I love finding new favorites and putting new stamps on my outgoing mail. Here’s a link to a preview of the USPS 2024 releases (no dates). There will also be turtles, autumn colors, garden delights, and more. Which one is your favorite?  …

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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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Write Back Soon: Adventures in Letter Writing

For an interactive, colorful, and engaging book on letter writing, consider picking up a copy of Karen Benke’s Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing (2015). Benke offers a plethora of ways to send mail including: Remember when (reliving a memory shared with a friend) A list of fun things to include with your letter…

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Roald Dahl Postcard Set

I recently purchased this collection of Roald Dahl Postcards on Amazon and am having fun sending cards to people of all ages. This set of 100 Phizz-Whizzing postcards was created and published by Penguin – Random House (UK) and sells for $16.97 on Amazon. Many of the illustrations, including the one on the cover of…

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The Great Christmas Card Experiment of 2018 (Part 2)

postcards with stamps

I loved this experiment and thought the cards turned out wonderfully! Between the holiday Washi tapes, the fun Christmas stamps and some decorative holiday stickers – they all worked together to make the postcards festive and personal. (In Part I of this blog series I showed how I created the cards.) I didn’t have a…

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Porcelain Mailbox

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 Postage Stamp Release is July 14 in Minneapolis

scooby stamp, postmarlk, stamp release party

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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April is National Letter Writing Month

card, stamps, coffee

April is National Letter Writing Month. How are you honoring this tradition? My guess is that for those who write letters, it won’t matter what month it is (although it’s always nice to having something you enjoy be honored or nationally recognized). And for those who don’t write letters, it also doesn’t matter what month…

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A Visit to the Paper Patisserie

storefront of Paper Patisserie store

Welcome to the Paper Patisserie store in the Cathedral Hill area of St Paul, Minnesota. It’s a beautiful area of the capitol city with tree lined streets, wide sidewalks and wonderful coffee shops such as Nina’s Coffee Cafe which is just a few steps from Paper Patisserie. The welcoming front door to the building greets…

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My Visit to the PaperSource Store at Mall of America

A couple weeks ago I visited the PaperSource Store at the Mall of America. I was lucky enough to get a fellow pen enthusiast as my cashier and we spent about thirty minutes sharing information on our fountain pen favorites and preferences. She introduced me to one of her favorites, a TWSBI, which she had…

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