Category Archives: Gettin’ Crafty

Women’s Mail Art Group–Series 2

I’m participating in a women’s mail art group.  There are about 25 of us in the group and I’m making pieces in several small groups to send to each participant in turn.  Here, I’m sharing Series 2 (I’ll share Series … Continue reading

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Like, Totally 80s!

I celebrated my birthday 80s style this year, with a themed-party, 80s music and a decade-long mashup of decorations. From Boy George tapestries, Motley Crue posters and PacMan mobiles to neon jelly bracelets, banana clips, and Pop Rocks, it covered … Continue reading

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Paper Sculpture Mystery

Although slightly off the snail-mail topic, but thoroughly in line with my obsessive love for paper, books, and altered art, I’d like to pass on a link to a lovely story about a mysterious artist who, for the love of … Continue reading

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Cereal Box Postcards

This weekend I was browsing some local shops and one gem features handmade and local items where I saw stacks of postcards cut out of cereal and cracker boxes. I thought the bright colors and designs on the boxes made for some … Continue reading

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11-11-11 and Veterans Day

Happy 11-11-11! As the perceptive Melissa over at Viva Snail Mail has noted…today’s cool date: 11-11-11 will unfortunately not be a date you can get postmarked on your letters.  The post offices are closed today to observe Veterans Day. Well, … Continue reading

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Holiday Preparations

I’ve begun the annual ritual of writing my holiday letter. I’m sure you’re surprised to hear I am one of those folks who includes letters in holiday cards!  But each year it’s nice to stop, take a deep breath, look at … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Well, the house is covered in cobwebs and filled with giant spiders, gargoyles and skulls. We’re almost ready for our party on Saturday.  I can’t believe it’s Halloween already!  It snuck up on me this year and I only had time to … Continue reading

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Chaos Reigned!

It’s a constant battle…trying to keep my creative space from morphing into something you’d see on that t.v. show about hoarding. Exhibit A: My problem may be that I have too many pursuits–letter writing, journaling and art journaling, photography, book making, calligraphy, … Continue reading

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Things to do with Junk Mail

In an earlier post, I mentioned that my desire to limit junk mail conflicted with my desire to save snail mail (and the post office that delivers it) because junk mail is–for now–the life blood of the U. S. Postal … Continue reading

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Father’s Day–the Big Reveal

In my Father’s Day post, I promised to reveal the card I made for my Dad this year, but not until after he received it.  He read it and loved it, so now I can share. It had a secret snail … Continue reading

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