Tuesday, 31 July 2012

3 things tuesday

The "3 things Tuesday" series continues!
Lately I've been:

1. Enjoying nature and the sun.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

SMASH Sunday

Hi guys. How's your day?
For me it's just another boring Sunday, but thanks to your positive response, I'll be sharing with you my progresses in my SMASHbook, and please feel free to give me feedback :)

That's the page I've done right away when I got back from the festival in Rome. There's the ticket of the event, the flyer, one of those glow light stick bracelets, and a picture (not mine) from that night :)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

s'tahw ni ym xobliam

Ok, don't panic like I did! The title is nor Italian, nor any exotic language, but it's just English!
What am I jabbering about, you might ask. Well, my friends, if you want to blame someone for my momentary madness, blame Ria :D
This week I received a letter from her, but something wasn't quite right with it. She indeed wrote every single word of the first paragraph contrariwise! When I first started reading the letter I was quite puzzled and thought: "Oh nice, she wrote something in Romanian.. but.. where is the translation?! How am I supposed to understand this?!" and yeah, kinda started panicking. After a good 10 minutes, I suddenly realised her evil trick and both laughed at her evil genius and the coolness of her letter, and to my stupidity - since it took me quite a while to realise it.. but anyway!
Here's her letter:

Along with it, she sent me a very nice coaster, a bus ticket, and some beautiful stamps! Oh and she beautifully decorated the envelope too, as you can see :)

That day I also received two postcards:

One from my Norwegian friend Thea who went on a trip, and one from a postcrosser in Malaysia.

Friday, 27 July 2012

freebie friday IX


Hello guys, last week I didn't really had the chance to post a freebie, but luckily today I'm back on schedule ;)

Who doesn't like ice cream?! Not me, that's for sure. I really love it (I just wish I could eat other than lemon and strawberry, lol) not only in summer but also in winter. This week freebie is dedicated to all of you who enjoy those sweet treats :)

click here to download (6.7MB .zip file)

I hope you'll like it; Enjoy!

PS. Grab something in my shop with a 15% discount before it expires on August 1st!
Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

July mail week #4 + updates

Hello guys :)
Lots of letters will be sent this week since shortly I'll go on a brief trip in a little village lost in the woods and I won't be able to send any letter from there. I'm really looking forward for some relax~
Anyway, here's what I've sent this week:

A letter to Emily in Sweden, and one to H. in the UK. Harriet and I are now mail art pals :)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

3 things tuesday

Hey guys. How's your Tuesday?
I don't know why, lately I've this sort of urge to blog about the random stuff that crosses my mind, and since I'm too lazy and unorganised to create another separate blog for ranting, I'll just use one of those non-related mail days to post about them. If you're not interested in my randomness, you might just want to skip this post, I don't mind :3
Anyway, my friend Michelle over at On the Adventure, has that column in her blog called "5 things I'd rather be doing", which is a lot of fun to look/read. I was about to "steal" her idea when I realised that my 5 things would probably be always the same and it wouldn't be very interesting, would it?
So I decided to reduce the number of things (I'm lazy, you see..) and instead of listing things that I'd like to be doing, they will be 3 things I've been doing.
So let's see what I've been doing lately:

1. I've re-arranged my paintings and the picture frames on my wall. So far I have 10 frames & paintings hung and I'm on my way to cover the whole right side of my wall with them. (file under: obsession of the past few months)

Sunday, 22 July 2012

SMASH Sunday

Hi guys!
Remember when Katie got me a SMASHbook? Since then I've had the chance to work a little bit on it and make a few pages.

I was thinking about sharing them here during my boring Sunday afternoons.

What do you guys think? Would you like to see a few post like this? :)
Let me know and have a good day!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

lost & found in my mailbox

Hi guys! As you might have noticed yesterday there was no freebie Friday..because this week I've made a special one for a friend's blog but I can't tell you more than that for now u_u However, next week I'll share some freebies again, don't worry!

This week I've found a couple of pleasant surprises in my mailbox, but alas, a displeasing one too.
Let's start with the lovely letters I've received:

this is one is from Mona. She makes the loveliest envelopes. Along with the letter, she sent some postcards she took during her trip to San Fran, and I'm not sure if you can see, but one has a very vintage touch!

Then, I got Maggie's letter.

It travelled quite a long time to reach me from the Arab Emirates, but luckily it eventually arrived safely, and so did the seashell that she included for me :)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

July mail week #3

Hi guys! What's new?
Nothing much from me, just that I've bought the most gorgeous mirror at Ikea the other week, but I don't really have any space left on my walls to hang it. I don't really know what to take off to make room for it.. not my Pulp Fiction poster for sure, though!
Anyway, this week I'll be sending a lot of mail. I've had a letter writing spree yesterday, and today I seem to be in good letter-writing mood too.
The letters that have been sent and that will be sent later this week are for:

Madeline in the UK, Corey in Singapore.

Monday, 16 July 2012

guest post #1: Madeline

Hi guys, my lovely (pen) friend Madeline wrote something about the beauty of letter writing, and I want to share it with you today; enjoy!
Sending letters is more than just putting pen to paper. It's communicating with someone, a friend, a relative, perhaps someone you don't know. It's making an effort and showing a little love. There's something joyous about the sending and receiving of letters. Reading a letter and knowing that not so long ago, the page was in the hands of the writer, pouring their heart out onto the page just for a little while.  Just for you.
letter writing :: film (by chickadee nest {martha})

Saturday, 14 July 2012

moustache in my mailbox

Hello you guys! How are you doing? Have your mailboxes being filled with awesomeness this week?
Mine surely did, because I have quite a few awesome penpals :3
Let's see..
This Tuesday I received a letter from Andie in Portugal, after a long time of postal bad luck. It was such a pleasure to read a letter from her again :)

Along with it, she sent me some paper goodies and a felt moustache! I have to figure out how to wear it >:B
On the same day, I received another letter from Portugal, this time from Sara.

She sent me two beautiful postcards and a little baggie of stickers, all tucked in an a lovely handmade envelope!
The following letter is from Thea in Norway.

She also sent one of her analog pictures (so beautiful - I'll hang it on my wall very soon!) and some yummy tea :)

Friday, 13 July 2012

freebie friday VIII + Luggage Letter Set

Hi guys :) for this week's freebies I've made something different.
I LOVE tiny envelopes, and whenever one of my penpals send me one (filled or empty) I'm always super happy. I use them to keep or send stickers, stamps, bits and bobs etc and they look very nice into junk journals and smash books too.

So, what I've made is a set of 6 mini envelopes (2x each colour):

click here to download.
I hope you'll like them; let me know if you'd like to see more of this kind of printables or not :)

And also, I'm quite proud to present you my newest printable letter set, which you can buy for 2.50€
(click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures)

You will receive a link to a zip file, which contains both the envelope and the four sheets, two by two in an A4 sized file. If you buy it and have any trouble, don't hesitate to contact me :)
I take this opportunity to remind you that I'm available for commissions on custom stationery set, address labels & more; Check this post to read more about it.

EDIT: Hanne made me notice that the Paypal page where you get redirected is in Italian. To change the language in English, you just need to get rid of a part of the URL:
This is the URL you should have in your browser: https://www.paypal.com/it/cgi-bin/w... Just delete the /it part and refresh the page. Your URL should be like this then: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/w... and your page in English :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

july mail week #2

Hi guys! How are you today?
Yesterday I got back from Rome, they've been a couple of really nice days and the concert was pretty awesome. Besides a couple of drawbacks, I really enjoyed it :)
I didn't had the chance to actually send postcards from Rome, but some of you will be receiving a postcard anyway along with your letters :3

Speaking of letters, as soon as I got back home, I had the chance to finally catch up with a couple of you, and this morning I sent out letters for:
Alicja, Neda, Marjolijn, and not to forget the Travelling Notebook to Elisse.

The first 10 out of 20 postcards that had been requested, also will be going out anytime soon this week :)

However I will surely write and send some more letters too, (so far they're for Nadz and Sara S.)
I'll update the outgoing list in the next post!

Have a lovely day,

Saturday, 7 July 2012

post tea in my mailbox

Hi guys, how is your weekend going? :) I'm at my boyfriend's place at the moment, and we're getting ready to go get out train to Rome! We'll be there for just a couple of days though, for a music festival.. so we won't really have the chance to tour the city or anything, but it will be a good opportunity to take a break from our boring town.

Anyway, let's stick to the mail topic! This week I received quite a few surprises in my mailbox:

First of all, I received this box from Sophia.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Liebster Blog

Hi guys! I've been tagged by Glenys for the "Liebster Blog Award" :)
It's my first tag ever, so forgive me if I do something wrong! (copy+paste the following text)

"The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have 200 followers or less. 

The word 'Liebster' is German and it means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Here're the Rules:
  1. Each person must post 11 random facts about themselves
  2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions for the people you tagged
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post
  4. Tell them you've tagged them. Remember, no tag backs"

freebie friday VII

Hi guys! Last week Meredith suggested a pop art themed letter set aaaand here it is!

click here to download it (5.7MB zip file)

I've never really been into pop art, so I'm sorry if it's not exactly what you wanted. I tried :D and I hope you'll like it.
Keep the suggestions coming~  and have a lovely weekend :)


Thursday, 5 July 2012

july mail week #1

Hey guys! How did July started for you? :)
I had a lot to do with my sister's and dad's birthday, my sister's graduation, a lab at Uni etc etc, so I didn't really had the time to take any picture of the outgoing letters, sorry!
Anyway they did go out as planned, and they were for: Ines, Neda, Mona and Ria. At the moment I'm replying to a few others and update the post as soon as I'm done with them.

On a side note, I'm going to Rome in 3 days! I'll make sure to buy some postcards for you guys :3
Also, my boyfriend bought me this gorgeous photo album:

Isn't it pretty? I'm in love with it ♥

I'm going to keep my lomo and analog pictures in it, which reminds me that I should really go to the photographer to develop 5 rolls that have been getting dusty on my desk for months now!

PS. I'm looking for people to guest post here on my blog for the holidays. It could be about an art project, snail mail project, or just something about you and your love for mail! If you'd like to write here, drop me an email and let me know your ideas about it! :3