Sunday, April 20, 2014
these will be appearing individually in the future. i just wanted everyone who sent birthday greetings that i was very happy to hear from you.
if you missed my birthday, it will roll around again next year. and if anyone wants a birthday card from me, just tell me the week before you want me to send it. i have been thinking of doing one birthday idea a week, just to remind people to be sure to send birthday greetings. everyone enjoys getting mail on their birthday.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
here is a link to the website where the tutorial is posted
Friday, April 18, 2014
she used all the postoid rubber stamps in her collection as well as a variety of stickers. the only thing i would add, it they were mine would be googlie eyes.
i guess on the one with the blue and hot pink, i would add an intense yellow blob in the upper right corner. jan already knows that i like thing in groups of three. i know the stamp will go in the upper right corner...but, i think a blob of bright yellow would be just fine in the back ground.
i want to steal this idea. i do not have rubber stamps any more....but i still have stickers.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
in the meantime, i will be writing some longer names around the corner in big loops and filling in some of the loops :-)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
she used colored pencil.
and this would look pretty with the fern stamps too.
could have done without the double cancel.
i'm thinking it will be fun to find other combinations of stamps that look nice together but also involve some kind of interaction between the subject matter.
i have been hording the coffee pot stamps. now i need a twain stamp, so i can have coffee pouring over his head
and the spill will spell out the name or zip code or just one letter....
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
i call it capsule font because the shapes remind me of pill capsules. i remember when contac allergy medicine was invented and i thought they were beautiful. i loved the little polka dots in the clear end. i just enjoyed a surf through google images of old vintage contac images. i missed jan's cold. i would have turned this into an adorable get well soon card/envelope. but she's all better now. next year, she should alert me as soon as she comes down with a cold.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
anyone wondering why i have been posting only envelopes from smash? i line up my posts ahead of time. and while clearing out the 1500 emails in my inbox, i discovered quite a few from smash, so, i decided to just post them all in one series. i may bump a few, here and there if i have things that i need to insert. but this is a good way to insure that the blog continues, uninterrupted until i go to that happy scriptorium in the sky.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
my favorite on this envelope is the one in the upper right corner. although i like all of them. thank you!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
it can be so frustrating when the colors in a stamp are perfect, but the proportion is all wrong for the other elements on the envelope.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
this is a link to kathy mc creedy. that name rings a bell. but, it just goes ding ding ding. i can't connect it to anything. but, she has an article and links if you feel like surfing today.
i like this one. those three stamps go together because they are large/medium/small, in pattern. and they share red.
Monday, April 7, 2014
i love it. the colors are so perfect. it is glossy paper. it might have been a calendar. she has a typewriter and types her labels.
thanks, jan. it was a happy-mail-day at 420.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
the white is just gel pen. someday i hope to do a video on how to fit any wording into any space. there are a few tricks. stacking is the most obvious one. maybe i should make a list before i do the video.
jeri sent me this image of how it looked after it arrived