Monthly Archives: April 2014

Postcards in the making

Hi there! I hope you’ve had a beautiful weekend? Mine was great. You can still sign up for the DIY Postcard Swap, but later next week I am closing the swap and will start sending out addresses via e-mail to … Continue reading

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Blogging for 10 years – how and why it happened

To achieve the impossible, you must attempt the absurd… Jon R. Michaelsen Today is my 10th blogoversary, which means I have been writing blog posts for this blog for the past ten years! That is a long time to keep … Continue reading

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Dear Photo Diary | Celebrating Perfect Days

If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities we all have. It is our humanity and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful. Aimee … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Wishes

I wish I was as free in life as I feel inside of you, dear Art Journal. Related PostsArt Journaling with Grids & Lines Red labels to print – Free Printable PDF Art journal peek: A Very Brown Page

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Video | Views from my Creative Life

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez It has been such lovely weather this entire week, my birthday week. And now Easter is … Continue reading

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Postcard Storage Binder with Dymo Labels

I love ring binders, especially these tiny ones that I have made for myself! Last week I posted a video tutorial on how you can make a custom-sized ring binder too, using a vintage book cover. I’m sure you can … Continue reading

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Good Mail Day – A primer for Making Eye Popping Postal Art

Book review time again! Let’s dive into a book called Good Mail Day, written by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler. This book came out in 2009, so you might have already seen it, and I hope you have. But … Continue reading

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Dear Photo Diary | Creative Snaps

Spring colors are singing inside of me. So I am gathering them up around me too. I’ve decorated white envelopes but have yet to make Easter cards, not sure there will be time to send any out at all. Related … Continue reading

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Why pay to be in a Postcard Swap

I am charging a small fee for participation in the postcard swap that I host. But why would you pay to be in a Postcard Swap you might ask? You’re making the postcards and paying for the postal stamps, right? … Continue reading

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Video tutorial: How to create a Ring Binder

A small, personal ring binder is the perfect storage for postcards and mail art. I so love mine, made from vintage Reader’s Digest books. The covers are all different, totally adorable, green patterns. Love! Today I found the video files … Continue reading

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