Thursday, 31 January 2013

#Lettermo

February is coming up, and it means it's time for the Lettermo! I'm fairly sure most of you knows what it is about, but if you don't, it basically is a commitment to send a letter every day for the month of February (i.e. 23 letters).
That was the first project I joined when I started this blog and I had so much fun that I also extended my commitment to some months afterwards.
So, if you're into challenges and you're not afraid of the writer's callus, you should think about giving this a try, and I assure that it's really rewarding whenever you complete your daily task :)
{All infos here.}

Is any of you going to participate?
Have a lovely day ♥
ƒ.

Ps: make sure to check out the blog in the next few days as I'll be announcing a fun snail-mail related project :D

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

3 things

Hello guys! Have you had a nice week so far?
I've been really busy studying, I don't talk about anything else lately because I'm literally buried under piles of textbooks to study.. I'm not even halfway through them and and I'm already so bored!
Anyway, besides that, here's the three things I've done last week:
1. I raked up my acrylics and give painting a go after a long time, and that's what came out of it. It's obviously still a WIP, but I hope to finish it soon.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

smash sunday

Good evening guys! Today for smash sunday, I want to share with you another penpal page of my book. This one is filled with all (almost!) the lovely stuff that was sent to me by Thea, one of my Norwegian penpals!
On the left page, I put a postcard of Bergen,the place where she was studying, and a tea label that was too cute to throw away. I decided not to glue this stuff but to attach it with a paperclip instead, so I can have more room for future things ☺ 

lovely friday I

Hi guys! Today I've got another Valentine's day inspired freebie, this time a letter set:


click here to download (4.4MB zip file)



Anyway they're quite doodle-ish looking, so maybe you'll be able to use them in more occasions as well!


Let me know if you like it & have a lovely weekend!
ƒ.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

January Mail Week #4

Good evening guys! This week I received a lot of pretty letters, it's been a really good mail week! On the other hand, I'm a bit behind with my replies (I'm sorry if I owe you one and it's taking me a while), but I'm in the middle of my exams, and I'm doing what I can to write as much letters as I can.
Anyway, let me show you what my awesome penpals sent me lately:
I received a 10 (!) pages long letter from Mariam in the Netherlands, who also sent me a really cute address book, which is going to be perfect to carry in my bag when I'm travelling, as it's really light and quite tiny too.

Friday, 25 January 2013

lovely friday

Hi guys! Since in a little bit than two weeks it'll be Valentine's Day, I made some themed cards for you to print and send off, or just hand -even better if tied to a box of chocolates- to your loved one(s)!



Download links:
1. bee my valentine
2. U & I = ♥
3. you're the cat's pajamas
4. i'm bananas for you

Pro tip: they look better if printed on 120g paper or thicker.

Enjoy ☺
ƒ.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

3 things

Hi guys! How's your Tuesday? I'm about to start an intense evening of study because exams are getting closer and closer.
Anyway, here's the three things I've been doing lately:

 1. Cleaning up my room I found an old sketchbook with this little drawing inside and I thought it was really cute so I made it into an illustration :)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

january mail week 2 & 3

Hello guys, how was your mail week?
Mine was very good, I've sent out a few letters and received some awesome and unexpected things from my penpals; but let's proceed in order.
That's what I've sent this week: 
a parcel for Kelly in the US with a belated Christmas little something.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

3 things

Hi guys, I hope you're having a nice Tuesday ☺ I am, sort of.. but anyway, here's the three things I've been doing lately:

 1. I went with my boyfriend to a lovely flea market. Everything was so nice an cute, but I could barely afford anything :/ However I didn't leave empty handed..

Monday, 14 January 2013

Super Clearance Sales

Hi guys! First off let me thank all of you who signed up for the exclusive printables newsletter, and those who emailed me their questions on the matter.
Quite a few of you asked me if it was possible to receive a newsletter for free in January, you know, to taste the waters, and I must say it's a great idea, and I really should have though about it myself!
So, if you think you might be interested in subscribing to the monthly newsletter, but you wanna try it first, fill this form with your email by January 20th, and you'll receive an extra issue of the newsletter for free!
(After that, you'll be automatically unsubscribed, and if you want to continue to receive the printables, all you have to do is sign up for it).
Of course, all of you who already subscribed will also be receiving this first one extra ☺
Now, I wanted to tell you that I'm having a huge sale in my Etsy Shop, so come take a look!

And also, I added a new product: Vintage Collage Kits
Have a great week!
ƒ.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Smash Sunday

Hi guys!Since many of you already have a smashbook, and some other are thinking about getting one, I thought it would be fun to share some tips and ideas with you on how to decorate your pages.
Also, most of the ideas can also be applied when crafting envelopes or stationery for your penpals, so even if you're not into scrapbooking, you may find something interesting ☺
Today I'll show you how to make a 2 minutes yet very decorative paper bunting:

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Late Christmas Mail

While talking about Christmas since August is acceptable, apparently it isn't right when it's now over,
but I'm going to talk about it anyway, since last week I received some pretty awesome late Christmas mail.

My super talented friend Corey from Singapore sent me this lovely hand draw postcard, with a panda stamp if it wasn't cute enough already! How adorable ♥

Friday, 11 January 2013

Exclusive Printables Newsletter

Hello guys, 2013 has started and I'm very glad to leave 2012 behind me. I want the new year to get off to a good start and the only way to do it, is to challenge myself with a project.
One of my friends and I, once had an idea very similar to what Julie & Laura created recently, but you know how it is, life sometimes throws a spanner in the works and your dreams fall into oblivion.
As I said, I needed a trigger to feel creatively challenged this year, so I decided to brush up this old dream, reshape it, and make it more suitable to my own capacities.

/ I'm starting to blab, so let's cut to the heart of the matter:

I know you guys love printables (I do, too!), and I'm grateful for every single one of you who downloads or buy mine.
My idea for this new year, is to create a newsletter service that will deliver to you, every first day of the month, an exclusive printable letter set!
The freebies will still be up every Friday on my blog, but by subscribing to this mailing list, you'll be granted access to premium letter sets and occasional bonuses that will be exclusive to the members only :)

Think of it as a subscription to a lucky bag, you know that you'll be receiving a letter set but you don't know how it will look like, its theme, etc. Thrilling, uh?
Of course the themes will be quite generic so that there's more chances that everyone will like them (for example, you'll never find a printable about, let's say, wrestling. The themes will range from vintage to food to travels and so on).

I wrote a FAQ page (that will be updated with time) about this, so you can check it out to find out the details.
But let's do the grownups talk, how much will it cost you? Quite a bargain if you ask me:
I probably shouldn't tell you but I can't resist.. the first theme is going to be "vintage postage" and I love how the letter vset turned out, so I'm very excited to offer it first!
If I got you interested, keep reading for all the details and the how-to's  ▼

Thursday, 10 January 2013

2012 letters stats!

Hi guys! Yesterday night I was catching up on some blogs, when I found Tari's post about graphs and charts to show her snail mail productivity during the year.
If you've been reading my blog since the very beginning, you may know that I used to publish a monthly pie chart to calculate how many letters I wrote/received, but for some reason (well, not some reason, mostly because I'm a lazy fucker) I stopped doing that even if I thought it was quite fun.
Anyway, Tari inspired me to go through my blog archive and count every letter I sent and received this year, and to create some graphs!
{short disclaimer: I haven't passed my latest statistics exam (LOL!) so what I'm going to assume may be completely wrong, so, please don't judge me.}

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

freebie friday XXI

I NO LONGER POST ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY NEW ONE!

Guess who's back, back again, Freebie Friday's back.. tell a friend ♫
*cringing inner voice: I really need to sort out my introductions* // Random fact of the day: does any of you like Eminem? Because I really do!
Anyways guys, I hope you'll be glad to see the freebies getting out and about, because I have a few sets I'm really excited to share with you, starting from this one: 



I personally love traveling, collecting maps from the places I visit, and such things, so making a themed letter set was really fun!
Let me know if you like them as much as I do :)
Enjoy!
ƒ.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

3 {christmassy} things

Hello guys, it wasn't very polite of me to disappear from the internet right before Christmas and New Years Day, but some of you knows what happened, and if you don't, please just accept my most humble apologies. I really hope you all had a great Christmas and that 2013 has been good to you so far :)

As for me, after this hiatus I'm ready to catch up on my own blog and on those I love reading, but first, since I received a few requests, I wanted to show you what I got for Christmas.

(Obviously, it's not my intention at all to brag about what I got, I purely what to show my presents to those who are interested.)


My boyfriend got me some awesome presents, starting from this wooden letter rack (pictured with a postcard I got from Andie) with a gorgeous flower decoration ♥