Thank you to everyone who came out to the Etsy Winter Pop-up Market this past Sunday at the Saskatoon Farmers Market. Jeremy and I had a great day talking about snail mail and meeting everyone who stopped by. Since this was our first sale with Shoebox Post, we weren't sure about our set up but I think we did a good job. Much of our display peices were thrifted and my dad built us a great display stand for our postcards.
I also made a few examples using book pages, embillishments and such in a planner, journal and decorating an envelope. I noticed a lot of people flipped through my travelers notebook so I've decided to make a whole insert full of examples that I hope will inspire others. I also met and talked to fellow Midori users and was able to show off some of my Postcrossing postcard collection.
As usual, there were so many other wonderful Etsy SK sellers in the market, and I was able to do some shopping of my own. Below is a page devoted to fellow Etsy SK team members, each time you reload, a new set of items will appear.
I have been using this personal sized Travelers Notebook (TN) in the past few weeks for my planner/journal and such and I made some new dashboards and folders that I wanted to share. Let me know what you think!
Jeremy and I have decided to host a Postcrossing Meet up in the new year! We hope you will join us for some postcard writing, talking about the joy of sharing Saskatchewan with others around the globe, showing off our postcard collections and meeting others who are traveling the world through Postcrossing. We will be happy to answer your questions about this fun hobby and will bring a bunch of supplies with us!
Angela of Sparkling Medusa will be there with her prairie charm photography printed on note cards and postcards for you to purchase and we will also have a giveaway!
This meet up will be held on
Saturday January 21, 2017
at The Blue Rooster Cafe & Studio
1505 Aaron Dr, Pilot Butte
6:30 - 8:30 pm
We have also designed a limited edition postcard that you can buy for $1 which are great to use in swaps and fun for postcard collectors (especially if everyone at the meet up signs it!)
What to bring:
- a pen
- your collection (if you want to show it off)
- a friend!
If you aren't familiar with Postcrossing, just check their site at www.postcrossing.com.
Please RSVP in a comment below so we know how many to expect
We hope to see you there!
Me again. Just a quick followup to yesterday's announcement of our new Twitter account. It's been 24 hours and only Susie, Potentially Fake Egg Avatar Susie, my sister-in-law, and myself (opinions expressed do not represent Shoebox Post in any way shape or form) followed us on Twitter.
I'm known for my great propensity for patience, and that is why I have taken it upon myself to offer a free shipping code to our first follower that isn't me, related to me, or potentially fake. Make the bulldog happy. Follow @ShoeboxPost on twitter today.
Someone gave me access to post on the website....mwa ha ha ha ha!
Nah, don't worry, Susie, I'll be a good boy, I promise. Just wanted to let everyone know that I have set Shoebox Post up on Twitter (@ShoeboxPost) and I hope you have a look and give us a follow!
As some of you know, Susie is one of the Team Leaders for Etsy SK, and Shoebox Post is the result of creating a new shop to show others how to open their own Etsy shops in a workshop she taught at the Made In Canada sale this past Sept. Well Etsy SK will be having a Winter Pop Up Market this month on Nov 27th at the Saskatoon Farmers Market and Shoebox Post will be there! We are excited to show our collection face to face and talk about snail mail, post crossing, journaling and more.
We have been working hard creating envelopes, curating paper ephemera including, postcards, journal supplies and even ephemera packs! We have updated the shop with some new seasonal products and will be listing some new and exciting paper packs this weekend (when we can take pictures in natural light).
Got a great bunch of postcards this week from Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Gemany and Estonia! We will have our collections of postcards with us at the Etsy Market if you are interested in looking through them.
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.