Sunday, 30 September 2012

smash sunday

Good afternoon guys :)
I'm writing this post about today's SMASH* pages with glistening eyes because they bring such sweet memories back, so don't mind me if I get emotional later on!
Anyhow, I feel like this post need a little back story, so here you go:
I have a pin board above my bed with a lot of travel mementos pinned on it, but one day I woke up and decided I wanted to keep my memories somewhere else, as keeping some of them under my eyes everyday didn't feel right anymore. So, what place better than my SMASH*?


Saturday, 29 September 2012

llamas in my mailbox!

Hello again, friends :)
Once again, I've received lots of beautiful mail this week from my lovely friends, so let me show you!
Do I see llamas on that envelope? Heck yes, ha! This letter is from Elisse in Belgium, and she always send me cute paper bits. For this letter she also made her very own stationery with cute, fluffy owls, and sent me an old postcard, a troll illustration, and a baggie of stickers :)

Friday, 28 September 2012

freebie friday XV

I NO LONGER POST ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY NEW ONE!

Happy freebie Friday, guys!
This week I've made some printables with cute tiny little houses. I don't really know why.. I was just messing around in PS and this happened :D I hope you like them!
click here to download (12.7 MB zip file)
As some of you may not like the colors/paper, I also added some variations to download.
(Please note that downloading a variation, you won't get the whole set but only the specified thing).
click here to download: 1) lined paper ; 2) plain paper ; 3) plain envelope.
Enjoy!!

PS: check out my Etsy store for the new cards :3 (10% discount off everything using REOP1 at checkout!)
ƒ.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

news and such

Hello guys! As some of the most hawk-eyed of you have already noticed, I changed (yes, again!) my layout. I grew tired of all that pink, and went for more neutral colors this time. What do you think of it? c:
I might be sticking with it for a while, but who knows!

Well, anyway, this post was not meant to be just a rant about graphics. I actually wanted to introduce you to two new pages of my blog: commissions & sponsor.
Their titles are pretty self explanatory. I've made a detailed page with prices, examples, discounts etc about commissions on custom illustrations, printable letter sets, and blog graphic.
Some of the prices aren't fixed, so if you're interested in something specific, you can email me to ask about how much your commission will cost (I don't bite, so ask me whatever question you may have, I won't force you to buy anything if you don't want to :P asking is free!).

The sponsor page instead, features the prices for an advert space on my blog (with stats and all that jazz, once again, don't be scared to ask questions, if interested!), which I think are nicer, not to mention more useful, than those annoying google ads.
Of course whatever sum I raise won't be used to open a bar on a tropical island ;) I don't actually plan to get rich with your money! It will more likely be spent in stamps and paper goodies, what else?!

Blablablah, are you still reading? Well, thanks :3
Another cool news is that one of my American penpals, Kelly, is coming over in Italy and she'll be visiting my town, which meeeans: we're going to meet! Oh, so exciting! That would be the first time I get to meet a penpal in person and I'm sure I'm going to be super awkward and all I know about the English language will be suddenly forgotten and I'll be like: "It's a-me, Fab!", lol.

(If you understand that reference, you win a virtual hug).

One last thing, promise! I re-opened my Etsy shop with brand new, still hot off the press, cards and collage kits! I also updated all the pictures, which are now slightly better than the previous ones, and to finish with a flourish, I'll be including a free stickersheet with the first 5 orders c: 
So go grab something, now! 
(pss also use the code REOP1 at check out for 10% discount *winkwink*)



Oh, and you see, I also have new business cards especially for Etsy, (am I a pro yet?!) and I'm really in love with them :3

Umh, that would be all, I guess! 
Have a good day c:

ƒ.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

september mail week #4

Hello guys! This week I actually remembered to write a post about my outgoing mail, but the trick is, all the pictures I took are pretty bad (out of focus, underexposed, noisy..), so I apologise for that in advance.


This letter is for Mona in the US. It's a shame I can't show you the whole address because I was quite proud of my calligraphy :<

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

3 things tuesday

Good afternoon guys! Once again I've been a little bit absent lately, I wish I could say I've been doing something productive, but that's quite not the case. Anyway, it's Tuesday, which in blog terms means share the stuff I've been doing lately:


1.  I've bought some pretty postcards that I'll be sending later these days :)
Fun fact: the middle one is shaped like a typical dessert of my town (I know it looks like a cork, but it's delicious!).

Friday, 21 September 2012

freebie friday XIV + watercolour letter set

I NO LONGER POST ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY NEW ONE!

Hello! I have no idea why blogger won't let me upload the freebie on this post :/ bust still, have this letter set featuring some cute paintubes I draw I while back, that you can buy for 2€ by clicking the link below:)



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 :)

Please Note: The Paypal page where you get redirected might be 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 :)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Giveaway Winners :D

Hello guys, first of all, thanks everyone who entered my giveaway. I would have never expected so many entries!
I hope the winners will enjoy their prizes, and those who haven't won this time will stick around anyway and maybe in the future join another giveaway.

But let's see the winners!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

september mail week #3

Hi guys, finally this week I'm following my schedule, yay!
So I'll go straight to the oint and show you the mail I sent last week:


These are for Ria in Romania, Siana in Macau, and Ankita in India :3
Not pictured: reply to Florine in France.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

3 things tuesday

Hello guys, how is your week begun?
Here in my town has been raining a lot lately, and I haven't gone out much. Anyway, here's the three things I've been doing:


1. Painting random stuff. Proportion, you say? I don't know what you're talking about! No but, seriously, I will try to fix this mess one day.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

guest post #2: Elisse

Hello guys! Today instead of the regular Smash Sunday, I'm going to share with you a lovely tutorial made by my friend Elisse. I'm sure some of you will find it super useful to decorate your scrapbook, journals, as well as your letters, enjoy!

Hi everyone! This is Elisse from Bij Gebrek Aan Beter. Quite some time ago Fab posted a guestblog over at my place (you can check that one out here) so I decided it was time to return the favor :)

A little introduction might come in handy: I'm a 21 year old girl with a passion for sewing, photographing and everything else crafty. I pretend to be an artsy fartsy lady. I'm also into snail mailing a lot (just like the readers of Fab's blog I suppose) so I thought it would be great to combine "sewing" and snail mailing into a DIY. Today, we are going to make our own fabric tape! A very quick & easy project!



Saturday, 15 September 2012

2 weeks of mail

Hello friends! Last week I haven't exactly updated the blog about my incoming/outgoing mail properly, so this post will be really photo heavy because it contains all the mail I received in two weeks time!

Let's start from the incoming:


First, I got those two postcard. One is from Amit, my Indian postcard pal, and the other is from Katya, an American girl I met on tumblr, that sent me her postcard during an holiday in Russia.

Friday, 14 September 2012

freebie friday XIII

I NO LONGER POST ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY NEW ONE!

Hello guys!
The printable for this week is in Russian theme! I don't know you but I love Matroshka's (aka nesting dolls) so I decided to put them on paper :)
click here to download (2.5MB zip file)
As some of you may not like the colors/paper, I also added some variations to download, this time.
(Please note that downloading a variation, you won't get the whole set but only the specified thing).
download envelope       |       download pages
Hope you like them!
ƒ.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

100 followers GiveAway!

Hello you guys! As the title says, I just hit 100+ followers here and it's a huge milestone for me since I would have never thought that a blog about my rants about mail and stuff would have received so many feedback and appreciation :) So, to thank you I'm having a little giveaway!

*drumrolls*

Let's get straight to the prizes, shall we?

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

3k things tuesday

Hello guys!
You've might have noticed my absence from the Internet in the past few days. If so, you should know that I'm not dead or anything, I was just too busy being a saddo to log in here, but today I'm feeling a little bit better and thought it was about time to update the blog!

This won't be the usual, hasty, 3 things Tuesday, as I've a lot to show and tell you, starting from the amazing mail I received last week:


I got this lovely package from Neda in Norway, she sent me a delicious bar of Norwegian dark chocolate that was promptly turned into cupcakes that ended up in my happy tummy!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

1 slot available for the travelling notebook!

Hey everyone! This will be a very quick post just to let you know that there's a slot available to join the travelling notebook! I haven't heard from Veronica anymore, so I'm offering her place to someone else. If you are from Europe and you want to join, please take a look at this post and comment with your email address (or email me) so that we can get in touch :)
Hope to hear from one of you!
ƒ.

Friday, 7 September 2012

freebie friday XII + bonus

I NO LONGER POST ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY NEW ONE!

Hi guys, I know that 90% of my freebies involve pastel colours, but I just love them!
And moreover I was in a cutesy kind of mood, so that's what you get this week. Enjoy :)
click here to download (3.7MB zip file)

The upgraded version with more details and 2 more pages, is available for 2€


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 :)

Please Note: The Paypal page where you get redirected might be 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 nice day!
ƒ.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

3 things tuesday

Hellou! How are you all doing?
Here in my town is raining so bad these days that summer seems so far away! And the air is already more chilly and everything is ready for autumn already :)
Anywaays, here are the 3 things I've been doing lately:


1. I had my film developed. Almost a failure, I only like a couple of shots :L

Sunday, 2 September 2012

smash sunday

Good afternoon guys! :) Today I'm going to show you two more pages in my SMASHbook dedicated to last summer when my boyfriend and I spent two weeks in London.


What I did, is once again just smashing in everything I had kept from the trip, but this is the purpose of the smashbook, isn't it?
I also made a small header, you know, to contextualise, and I stapled some tiny Union Jacks on a string because I thought they looked cute (and to be honest, also because I didn't know what else to put in that space.)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

books in my mailbox

Hi guys, are you having a good weekend? I hope so :)
My mail week was pretty busy of lovely incoming, but not as busy as the outgoing because I haven't really felt like writing, I was just not in the right mood.. But anyways, let's see what popped in my mailbox this week:


I received three postcards: from Hamburg, Germany, from my dear Madeline, one with a picture of a vintage camera from a girl in Macedonia that found me through sendsomething, and the super nice Hello Kitty one from Kelly, during her trip to Hong Kong.