Outgoing mail

Outgoing & Incoming Updates

Oh gosh… I have really been MIA lately because I’ve been super busy. Can’t believe how quickly the summer is flying by. I haven’t been sending as many poscrossing swaps these days because I can’t bear to keep myself indoors (and the insane amount of postage). Still trying to get to all of my pen pals and lovely friends all over the world, despite the hiatus.

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The card above is from Jun in South Korea. She says that these blankets are given to newly engaged couples and represent their new life together. I learned something new 🙂

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Got this “hand of friendship” from Carla. She also sent some very cute little handprints that I can use for future crafts! yay!

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Sonny sent me this unique hand-drawn card from a cafe we would frequent when I was living abroad. He slapped on this super fun stamp, too! I miss this guy. What a great friend he is.

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Below is a crafty envelope and lovely letter from fellow Canadian blogger, Amber.
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She ended her note with this great bird stamp.

Christina spoiled me with these stickers, letter and awesome stationery. 

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She said she has had this for a really long time… but it’s new to me and I can definitely put it to good use. I always appreciate new and different stationery.

Thank you to everyone who has sent letters this past little while. Here are a few outgoing envelopes that I’ve sent out within the last week or so. I haven’t been able to keep track of all outgoing mail but I’m trying my best. I had fun making this envelope from magazine paper. It’s smaller than a regular letter size, but I think it’s unique.

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Sending this one out to a swapper who loves Hello Kitty and stamps.

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Trying to get new stamps these days. The lady on this stamp (above) is Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Canadian human rights advocate. She is a “respected voice for environmental issues that affect the traditional Inuit way of life… she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and recognized by The Globe and Mail as a Nation Builder of the Decade“. Other Difference Makers as part of this collection, include: Rick Hansen, Michael J. Fox, and Louise Arbour.

Have a great weekend 🙂

Incoming, Outgoing and Samples

I love samples, chocolate and vintage stamps and this incoming bunch was filled with just that!

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Top left: A super sweet sample pack from Germany. Included: almond blossom salt and oil bath, Bio-acai cream and shower gel, organicum shampoo, a biomaris therapy mask (plus shampoo and intensive cream) and Speick natural shower gel.

Top right: A postcard from Margie (USA) and one from Germany that says “Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions, chocolate understands”. Ironically, I have just started a cleanse diet. Ha!

Bottom right: From Sarah. This lady always sends incredible mail! I couldn’t believe that she made this stationery herself using vintage stamps. I also really loved the pretty envelope and postcards. My goodness! Definitely one of my faves! Thank you!

Bottom left: Outgoing mail to Sarah, Sher, Michelle and David (USA) and Elle (Singapore).
Sending or receiving… I’m not sure which I love more!