I got a beautiful section of postcards yesterday from my friend Angela. She is an amazing photographer who has been shooting photos of everything around her. She has a nice selection of prints, cards and postcards in her Etsy Shop which all capture the prairie charm we love in this province. If you are looking for some totally unique postcards to send out all over the world, you should shop with Angela at Sparkling Medusa and show others the beauty we have around us.
Instead of taking over the kitchen island, I moved all the Shoebox Post paper crafting up into my upstairs studio. Using my grandmas dining room table, I'm starting to set up my work area so that everything is in one place and I'm not adding more clutter to the household.
Added a few more items to the Etsy shop as well, including some more envelope packs, journal cards and finally some vintage ephemera!
Jeremy, Jenny and I also took a bit of a Sunday drive into the Qu'appelle Valley and brought back a nice selection of vintage postcards. The cheesy motor in ones are my favourites. These postcards are a gentle reminder of how good we have it now when travelling about with such things as wall to wall carpets, color TV, Air conditioning and even individual electric heat!
We had a full mailbox last week with letter and postcards from all over the world. China, Ireland, Australia, USA, Canada and Russia just to name a few. I have a list of postcards I need to send out this week including, France, Czechia, Australia, Poland, Lithuania, China and Germany.
Sent out a few notes with handmade envelopes this past week as well.
I must admit I was a bit jealous of Jeremy yesterday because in the mailbox was a very special postcard with his name on it. He was a lucky recipient of a super limited Postcrossing meeting card from France. Meetups happen all over the world and postcrossers get together to send out cards and share the love of writing. Often all those who attend a gathering or meetup all sign the back of the postcards being sent out. As you can see, Jeremy had a lot of people sign/stamp his card.
If there is enough interest perhaps we will host a meet-up in the future. For those interested in learning more about Postcrossing, send us a note or check out the website www.postcrossing.com. It is also a great hobby for kids!
I've been also making more envelopes (it's so much fun!) and I got these beautiful papers from my friend Lindsay and had to use them. The envelopes are double sided and the patterns are very classy fall/Halloween themed from The Planner Society. I also made some journal cards out of the pieces I cut off (another addiction). Also pictured are some of the Halloween stickers I got in my sticker club yesterday and some washi tape I added to my collection recently.
I've also added some new envelope packs to our Etsy Shop this morning which includes papers from past Planner Society kits.
I sent out an order yesterday in a handmade envelope and the mailman at work was happy to see something new and exciting in our outgoing mail. He said it brightened his day and he told me he really liked the envelope :) Isn't it wonderful, something as simple as that.
Jeremy and I spent much of the Thanksgiving long weekend making envelopes. They are so much fun! We made a bunch in different sizes and colour combo's, some double sided so there is an extra special surprise on the inside.
I also punched out a few embellishments with vintage images perfect for planners, decoration snail mail, junk journals, confetti, card making and more. There is something so soothing about punching paper. I did some paper shopping this past week so if you like you can keep up with Shoebox Post on Instagram