Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mail Art in and Mail Art out

I love how Sue staggered the mailing schedule in our mail art group. It ensures that there's something lovely appearing in my mail box on a regular basis! The latest piece to arrive is from Sue herself in Australia. Following the theme for this round, Sue decorated her enveloped with wonderful vintage images, papers and stamps. Inside was a beautiful embroidered hankie wrapped around some vintage treasures...old bus tickets, a vintage greeting card, stamps and cards and some gorgeous lace...what a treat! Thank you Sue.

I follow Sue in our mailing schedule and these are the envelopes that I sent out to the group. I love this Pink Scrap Girl image shared by Karen of The Graphics Fairy. I loved it even more when I saw the beautiful journaling card created by Hope Wallace Karney of Besottment. She made it using several images from The Graphics Fairy and offered it as a free download here on her blog. Both of these sites are wonderful sources for vintage images and inspiration.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Puzzle Piece Mailart

I simply adore receiving fun stuff in the mail so you can imagine the squeal I let out when I came home to find this! Just look what my blog pal Halle sent me...a big altered puzzle piece. Isn't it wonderful! I wonder what my mail carrier thought about it? I love it! As you can see Halle simply addressed it and mailed it and it came through perfectly. The back side of the puzzle piece has been altered and collaged with old pattern paper and stamping and has a little girl peeking over some polka dotted paper. Too cute! Halle's even included a fortune..."you will make a name for yourself." I don't know about that but I do know I love this! Thank you Halle!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Judge Magazine

I found this magazine while thrifting the other day...I thought you might enjoy seeing and using some of the pages. Judge was a satirical magazine published between 1881 and 1947. This issue was published in 1924. It's fascinating to read these old magazines and discover the mindset of the times. There's much of it that I would consider politically incorrect, sexist, racist, biased and just plain wrong but it's interesting to read and realize how much (in most cases) ideas have changed. I've chosen the cover and a few pages to share...I always love the ads in these old magazines...can you imagine sending away for a Nose Shaper??

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Mail Art

Mail art has continued to arrive with this month's theme of birds, bees and butterflies. The latest to arrive are from Lenna and Joanna...aren't they lovely?!



I totally forgot to take photos of the envelopes that I made for this round of mail art before sending them out. Lenna was sweet and let me borrow her photo of the envelope I sent to to her.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Have a happy and safe 4th!