Inspiration in Envelopes

Mini Owl

One of my dear blog fans, Jenny, sent me a care package filled with lovely paper and craft stuff. You know the kind, where every time you look inside the envelope something cuter than before comes out?

I feel so happy to have received all this, to the point of almost being embarrassed. Am I worthy of all this love? But let’s forget the feeling for now, and take a look!

Overview of what Jenny sent me

I do not wish to make you jealous, but this is too good not to share with you guys. Because I know you are into this stuff too. I wanted to show you the pretty papers I got, the big owl stamp and the cutest tiny-tiny owl erasers…

Happy Paper Gift
Pretty papers and fabric cover

Jenny knows what I like. So she sent patterned papers, owls, Hello Kitty stuff and even a new black marker – I can’t imagine better gifts!

Small pieces of pretty paper
Painted papers by Jenny
Candy and Pencil

I even got her favorite candy. Everything smells lovely, because in one of the envelopes inside the big envelope I found a paper bag from a soap company. Yummy!

Decorated envelope

In the decorated purple envelope I found a recycled card that she bound into a mini booklet for me. Inside private messages, descriptions of the items she included, some washi tape to take out, hearts and that lovely quote about how Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. (Pablo Picasso) And isn’t that true.

Art Quote heart
Thank you Mini booklet-card from Jenny
Mini booklet-card

Such a wonderful gift, I am a bit speechless right now. Thank you Jenny for your enthusiasm, for your creativity, for this envelope of happiness. You made my week so much better. These are all things I really like and will use inside my notebooks, Art Journal and art collages. Thanks.

Thanks to all of you out there for reading, commenting, sharing and inspiring me every day.

All the best, your cyberspace friend and Creative Instigator

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11 Responses to Inspiration in Envelopes

  1. Arielle says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, fun goodies with us, Hanna! Your post definitely made my day! Jenny put together an amazing “Hanna” package and your photography of everything was so wonderful. Your happiness definitely came through in your words and photos! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  2. jenni says:

    What a fun fun package, how sweet of her to personalize it so much, thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. Marit says:

    That is a package full of LOVE Hanna, and you totally deserve it! Creative people on the web ar such caring and loving beings, I feel blessed myself to know this bunch of (mostly) ladies (but there are a lot of caring male creatives around too!) Getting mail like this makes the world look better and life a bit sweeter, isn’t it? Enjoy all the sweetness (both what was in the envelop as well as the sweetness around you, ’cause it is everywhere if you look with ‘loving eyes’ yourself) … ooohhh, I’m getting filosophicol this early in the morning but hey, the sun is shining and it’s going to be a beautiful day. Hope your day starts/is as well. Hug from Holland!

    • iHanna says:

      Yes, sweet gifts from friends, fans or strangers kind of gives me hope back a bit. And kind comments, those are invaluable to any blogger. Thanks my dear!

  4. italian candies!
    They are by the most famous italian company which makes candies!

    • iHanna says:

      Yes so sweet, I like the citrus one best. And Italy, helloooooo! Have you been to Venice Silvia? I’m going soon, in October. So excited! Any tips or advice?

      • Oh, I’m happy to know you’re coming to Italy soon! :)
        I’ve visited Venice some years ago, but I don’t know this city very well. I think that for people like you and me, interested in arts&crafts, a visit to Murano Islans would be interesting: it’s a place where people work glass in a very artistic way. You can visit the laboratories, too.
        I know you are not very interested in food, but Venice is famous for wine and some dishes like polenta and fish and onions. But, please, don’t eat in places too close to turistic attractions, because prices are very high (and quality, uhm, not).
        Venice offers a lot to see. I liked the mix of differents cultures of the past you can clearly see walking through the most ancient streets.
        Let me know if you have some specific curiosities and I’ll try to answer you!

  5. What a charming packet of fun! You will be inspired for weeks to come with all that goodness to play with. Thank you for sharing the package with us.

  6. Andria says:

    How fun and sweet! She clearly knows your style…colors, owls, and all! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Tammy says:

    Venice! Cool! I hope you have a blast.

  8. Jen Meyer says:

    Isn’t Jenny SO awesome? I’m lucky because I get a package from her at least every year. She always puts SO much time and lots of love into everything she does. I’m so happy to see others benefiting from her fun and thoughtful goodie packages :-) XO!

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