Sunday, July 29, 2012

Letter Links

I have not been able to spend as much time reading correspondence blogs like I used to. I kind of miss it. There is so much good stuff out there!
I recently discovered Creative Correspondence. I think you'll like it too.

Do You Use a Bulletin Board? by A Penchant for Paper

What to Write About by 365 Letters

4th of July was a Good Mail Day by Missive Maven

The Rumpus is launching Letters for Kids, where your child can receive a letter from an author such as Lemoney Snickett, among others for a small monthly fee.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Magazine Insert Creativity Contest

People are so creative. We find new ways to use old things every day - pop bottles, books, envelopes, clipboards.
Pop bottle becomes backyard sprinkler
Book spines made into bookmarks 

Turn junk mail envelopes into handmade book
New life for clipboards
Inspired by the Index Card a Day (ICAD) found on Daisy Yellow's blog, I think we can do the same with the magazine inserts. We just have to be more creative since we're not starting with a blank slate, so to speak.
What are some ways you've used these super-lightweight postcards?
Well, put your thinking cap on and get out your creativity toolbox for your chance to win a $25 gift card to Jet Pens!

Start with a magazine insert card and create a piece of art. No cards, you say? Easy enough- just visit your local library or bookstore and shake a few magazines. Soon you will have plenty!

There are two options for entry: Blog Post or Mail. There will only be one winner.

Blog Post with Photos- If you have a blog, you can post photos of your creation with a link back to this original post. If your entry is complicated, please include instructions for those of us who may want to try your idea on our own. Email me at Jackie at lettersandjournals dot com with a link to your blog.

Mail your entry to Jackie Flaherty, Letters & Journals, PO Box 120052, St. Paul, MN 55112. Be sure to include your contact information as well as any instructions.

1. Contest is open to everyone
2. Deadline is Sept. 1, 2012 (must be received or posted by this date)
3. Multiple entries are acceptable
4. Winner will be selected by me and notified by email

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ephemera For Sale

I'm cleaning out my boxes and boxes of ephemera and have decided to pack it up and ship it out for the price of shipping plus $1.65 processing.
The assortment of items includes stamps, stickers, photos, maps, advertisements, notepaper, strings, envelopes, ribbons, ticket stubs, bookmarks, stencils, calendar pages, old book pages, scrapbooking supplies, a few odd pens/markers, rubber stamps, business cards and more!
Misc ephemera
I have 5 boxes filled to the brim with all of the stuff I've been saving and collecting for years. As much as I love the ephemera I gather, I just don't take the time to utilize making things like I used to- scrapbook pages, artist trading cards, handmade cards, collages, postcards.
Misc ephemera
I've put these paper treasures in medium flat rate boxes and will mail each one for $13 to the first 5 people who email me at Jackie at LettersandJournals dot com. (Flat rate fee $11.35 + 1.65 processing).
Misc ephemera
There may be more as I get to my stuffed that's packed away in the garage, but for now I'm working on cleaning out my closets, desks and one spare bedroom.

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