January 27, 2018

Smiles Sent Saturday~January 27, 2018

I'm pretty excited about how this envelope turned out! I was sending my great aunt of photos of some recent winter weather and some birds in it.  I was going to write a note/letter on paper with a winter scene of a barn, pine trees, and cardinals.  Inspiration suddenly hit me!  I pulled out one of these blue envelopes, it took some looking to find the white pens and get them working...but it worked out, and I remembered this stamp I had that matched.  After I got this image and addressed it, I decided to add a little bridge over the stream.   
It didn't show up real well in the scan, but there are also "snowflakes" all over it!

I just couldn't get inspired for this envelope, but it looked sad/plain/empty un-decorated, so I just drew some quick lines, hearts, and dots on it-I think it made it much funner!

This didn't turn out perfect, but I think the paisleys got the idea across.

 This was a photo card that had dots on it, so I just stenciled a lot of dots on it...easy and quick-but cute and fun!

Finally, this was a birthday card with an ice cream sundae like dessert on it, and I used the banner with the address-I found these instructions on Pinterest-and it did turned out pretty well!

I'm glad I seem to be getting back in the swing of decorating envelopes with the A Month of Letters Challenge just around the corner!

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

January 13, 2018

Smiles Sent Saturday~January 13, 2018

I thought it was about time to get a new post on here!  It's been busy, and I've been sending less exciting mail, some envelopes are downright boring-haha!  But mailing is the important part, right?  But there have been some fun ones.  Here's what I've mailed for January so far.

This was my favorite.  It was for my great aunt's birthday.  When I was growing up, she was probably from whom I got the most mail as a child.  So it's extra fun to send her mail.  The card had lots of cupcakes on it, and my sister had gotten me small cupcake cards, so I traced that card to make the cupcake on the front of this card's envelope.  Then used a ruler and stencil to add decorations and added a candle on top.  The address went in the "icing".

These are a couple of the New Year's card envelopes...they were technically sent in December, but since New Year's is in January, so I'm counting it!

Finally, this is an envelope that went out today.  It was a real simple/quick decoration, a couple markers and a ruler, but it matched the card, and I think anything can make an envelope fun!

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