Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mail pile

Mostly incoming mail this post! I forgot to take pictures of most of my out going, (but really there wasn't much!)
Incoming mail:
such a pretty envelope!

The ATC's from the swap!

Paper goodies from the swap I hosted! So many posibilities!

The mailman likes to make me wait, and then gives me a big pile of goodies :)

Taiwanese stamp

Taiwanese airmail!

a Christmas card (guess what? its from Taiwan too!)  handmade with delicate paper. Beautiful!

The first Rolo I've ever received! The flowers are real

Purple Valentine Atc swap

Another rolo from the same valentine rolo swap :)

Wooo a new stamp that was released this year! *dork*

Why yes this is a stamp from Norway :D

APCs for my collection :)

Really cool envelope and stationery! This was an ATC supply destash swap. More fun goodies!

A letter from Tina in Germany!

Croatian postcard! very cool!

Croatian air mail!

and a Croatian stamp!
A postcard, pen letter, swap, and a package of FB's

my handmade postcard! I figured a swap that required using junk from your art table was a good one to start making postcards for!
 I'm pretty sure the man at the post office remembers me now! He tried handing me the boring stamps at first so I had to ask for the "pretty ones" he pulled out a box of all of the current stamps that they offer. It's alot more than you would think!
The ones I picked! I didn't want to hold up the line by looking through all of them! 

Anyone find goodies in their mailbox or bond with a mail person?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Altered Rolos

My first rolo ever! It looks alot like water colors, but its actually just marker on wet paper. I was inspired by Todd's beta fish.
My first rolo for a swap! An alphabet swap :)

It's time to introduce a new interest! They're called altered Rolodexes (or rolos for short). I had been looking in to what they are and what they can be used for before committing to any new supplies or swaps. Rolos are normally used as address filers in office settings (and can actually run a bit expensive!) so I think I may ultimately use mine as an address book too for pen-pals and such and letting the pen-pal decorate it herself! I've actually gotten to the point where it's a little tough to keep track of addresses, usernames, and likes/dislikes. I'd like to have some fun cards too of course! Goodness knows I have enough supplies! I made the mistake (again) of buying before digging around the house. It should be the first rule of every crafter!

My second rolo!
3rd time is a charm! This one was one of my favs!

The rolodex I found after buying 300 rolo cards! :x
Sorry for the crummy quality of the last few pictures! They're from my phone, but at least there's something to show you! 

What do you think? Would it be weird to send a blank one out to pals and have them decorate and put there info on it? I'd love any feedback! 

The ATC catchup post!

Hey there! While I've been absent from the blog, I have been working on some ATC's! I'm not sure if any of these have been posted yet, but here they are!

PIF (pay it forward) forum on atcsforall.com

For a swap

Wrapping paper swap

for a swap

My baby! My favorite everrrr.  Painted background mixed with  magazine image and a foil wrapper.

Wrapping paper swap!

Same technique as my baby, but the first go around :x

Red ATC in progress!
One of the many valentine ATCs!
some more!

Another of my favs! the background is home colored paper :)

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Alas many of my valentine ATCs were forgotten before they were packaged up and mailed away! But at least I remembered some of them! Anyone else been working on a creative project?