March 14, 2015

Smiles Sent Saturday~March 14, 2015

I've been doing good with mail lately, I've actually been able to keep up mailing something every day since A Month of Letter.  Not sure why I've been doing so good, but I'm enjoying it!


This is one of the favorite envelopes I've sent in a while.  I was inspired by some recent vintage stamps I got.  The 10 cent one at the top right as the one that gave me the idea with the pen and inkwell to do a desk with envelope and paper.  So, I stamped, addressed, and return addressed the "envelope" and dated the "paper" put the inkwell at the top right, and put a couple "spare" stamps laying on the "desk" to bring the postage up to the current rate.


Okay, this obviously wasn't addressed to "AHLMNORTSW", that's just some of the letters I used to address it, cut and pasted into the center as an example, as I didn't want to put the family member's address up here.  I was inspired to do this letter design after seeing an example that was received at envelope 100 and the example shared from Pushing the Envelope.  I think it turned out pretty cute and gave it a definite "St Patrick's Day" feel and the stamp matched well.


This was St. Patrick envelope.  The stamps were because the family member I sent it to and I are more German American than Irish American, so I thought using the ship stamp marking the "German Immigration Tricentennial" seemed fun, and the Statue of Liberty seemed like a fun way to go with it and fill out the needed postage.



This was a quick card my family sent to the young daughter of some friends of ours who had been in and out of the hospital this week.  I love how having vintage stamps can help you quickly dress up and personalize a piece of mail-I thought the Cabbage Patch doll was just too cute!

The name “Smiles Sent Saturday” denotes my hope these things I mailed made the people who got them smile.  

6 comments:

  1. Some great mail to brighten up anyone's mailbox, and good to see you trying Jean's font. You have an impressive range of stamps - although that cabbage patch doll is creeping me out. Hopefully it stays well put in last century.

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    1. Thanks! I've been getting some random lots of stamps on Ebay, so have all sorts of stamps! The Cabbage Patch one doesn't bother me, but there was a whole set of doll stamps that some creeped me out, so I gave them to my mom to use since she loves stamps.

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  2. The top envelope is so creative! Love it.

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  3. Sarah,

    I also like your foray into vintage. Well done!

    Ruth

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