Wednesday, April 30, 2014
i really like the choice of stamps. they are perfect with this paper. and i like the stars on the back. they are actually stickers that i could use on a piece of return mail to jan.
here is the link to directions for the fold.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
this is the first of the birthday cards i received. i am posting them in alphabetical order - by artist's first name :-)
Monday, April 28, 2014
you can see her quilt on her blog
thanks carol for the fun idea :-)
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
which i saw in an article linked below.
it's a fun article about letters. i hardly ever write a note or letter when i send an envelope. but, to me, my blog posts are like the notes and letters i would send, if i put anything in the envelopes.
the reason i do not like to write notes by hand is that i am the world's worst speller and i have become addicted to spell check. whenever i am trying to write a note, i am constantly stumped by words that i can't spell. so i end up trying to express myself using only words i can spell and then, it doesn't sound like me.
the article appeared in BrainPickings, which is a wonderful archive of articles and reviews. anyone needing a new place to surf will probably find interesting articles by looking along the side panels
here is the full article:
Friday, April 25, 2014
i am not sure when -soon- will be. there are several jobs with tight deadlines that will monopolize most of my time.
and since i always need to have an image with a post - i thought this was nifty. they do not show how to fold the top. i hope i have time to add some steps so that you can see how to do a tidy top.
i would score the envelope, top to bottom, to make it more box-like.
the green lettering is G-tec. again, the scanner does not do it justice. it looks much better in real life. other bloggers agree that some images are better than the original and then other times, the original is so much better than the scan.
hester posted a question in the comment section a couple days ago, asking who designed the jimi hendrix stamp.
the link will take you to a nice site that has many links to information about stamps.
it is a good place to see all the new stamps as they are released
like this one
so, two internet addresses to keep in mind
usps.com - gives you ZIP codes, cost of mailing items, regulations, and best of all, you can order stamps online and the delivery charge is less than $2.
uspsstamps.com - articles and tons of information about stamps. scroll down on each page. check every tab.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
and the p.o. gets an honorable mention for not adding anything unsightly.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
i seriously doubt that i can come up with anything as good as this to go with the jimi hendrix stamp. of course i will try. johnny cash wins *most versatile stamp ever.*
jimi....you might win hardest stamp of the year. those harry potter stamps have been hard for me, but i think they came out in 2013.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
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