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Dear Photo Diary | A Smiling Cup

Dear Photo Diary | A Smiling Cup

Dear Photo Diary, I decorate my life. Flowers on the table, flowers in every bush outdoors. Wood anemones. The pile of vintage postal stamps was out on my desk again, as I finished my postcards. They are sorted, re-sorted, loved. My white needle holder stands guard in the book shelf, because I now use a […]

I’ve Bought Postal Stamps

I’ve Bought Postal Stamps

How is your postcard making going? That is, if you’re as deep into this adventure as I am right now? If not, you can still sign up for the DIY Postcard Swap and dive in right now! Postcards are fun and easy to create. And the more my own collection of swapped cards grows, there […]

DIY Postcards with a Message

DIY Postcards with a Message

This year I have arranged two swaps of handmade do-it-yourself postcards that was sent around in the world. Both turned out great and was fun to arrange and participate in! Thanks everyone who joined in and to those who helped spread the word! Today I feel it’s time to show what I did with my […]

Faux Postage Stamps – Free Printable Emp

Faux Postage Stamps – Free Printable Empowerment

As a celebration I’ve put together this free, downloadable sheet (pdf) of Faux Postage Stamps. The celebration is to all of you empowering each other, making handmade cards – and spreading creativity and joy around the globe. Click to download, print and cut these up to use for your own personal projects. Or why not […]

My Meta Postcards

My Meta Postcards

Today I’m presenting all my postcards, in one big blog post. I’m calling them meta postcards because it was suggested that postcards picturing postal stamps are just that, and I have to agree. Plus, I happen to love all things meta: writing about writing, scheduling in time for planning and documenting your journals that are […]

Art journal peek: Security Envelope Patt...

Art journal peek: Security Envelope Pattern Collage

While I’ve been making postcards with postal stamps this art journal spread came together. Just a few pieces of blue patterned Security Envelope Patterns from inside envelopes I had in my stash insides, plus some stamps and other loose bits from my desk. These blue patterns makes great collage material. I’m also checking out you […]

Share your Postcarding Fun

Share your Postcarding Fun

You’re in the swap right? So, if you blog about your own postcards feel free to share the direct link to that post below! Write your name, nickname or handle (not your blogs name please! I just dislike that a lot!) and then the url to the post where your postcards are seen! Make sure […]

A First Postcard Idea

A First Postcard Idea

Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity: be intensely yourself. Don’t try to be outstanding; don’t try to be a success; don’t try to do pictures for others to look at just please yourself. Ralph Steiner I have a whole box full of pretty postal stamps (beyond the new stamps […]

Tiny trees for my Christmas Cards

Tiny trees for my Christmas Cards

When I was in France this summer, I found these small trees in a craft store. When bought they obliged me to make Christmas cards this years. I haven’t done that since I was a kid. I’m not a Christmas Crafter at all. This year though I did lots of cards just because of the […]