If I can make someone smile or perhaps get a smile on MY face when I open my mailbox (which not one day goes by that I don't HOPE to find something FUN popping out of my mailbox) then I think I've done my job and tried to make the world is a BETTER place by making just one person happy! Addresses are sometimes altered for protection so the overall visual of the envelope may or may not be the way it was.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Some older envelopes I ran across....

An old birthday card from my pal, Connie (inside)

Outside of Connie's birthday card

Card front...from Jennifer

Coordinating envelope with same colors

And, inside ... same colors and calligraphic hand.

From my dear, Kate.... what style and whimsy she always has.

The "label" on the envelope from Kate

Beautiful "Kate" rendition of a "T"....

Such whimsical attention to detail, Kate B. has.

Kate's LACE letters...

Envelope from Sharon Zeugin... 2007

Envelope from Liz H. '07

Pat P. envelope

Paula W. envie '07

Paula W. envie '06

Monday, June 24, 2013

More July Birthdays!

I surely had fun creating this card with my hand marbled card....
I found a coordinating envelope which had the same colors in my stash, too!

I used some of the scraps from the paper I marbled and adhered them onto the envelope...
I altered view for security purposes of address.... For the lettering, I used my trusty 'ol
Parallel pen which if you have a color cartridge inside of it... you can add another color
and they blend together so well. 

My Aunt Lulu's birthday falls on the FOURTH of JULY every year!
She used to think all the hoop la was for her when she was a little girl!

More hand marbled paper ... creating another birthday card....

Using some of the Barbi Close techniques... I made an envelope and
card to match using little "tiles" created from scribbling black marks
onto some watercolor paper and spraying with water... and adding a little watercolor

The greatest learning curve or "nuance" to this technique, which
I have done in the past, was when Barbi clued us in on how to
make the little squares look more "defined".  She used a rubber
stamp bad to put black on all four sides of the squares. WOW! POP!

One of the sayings inside of a JULY Birthday card! 
Hope you've enjoyed this as much as I did making them all!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Suzi's Birthday card...I sent it already!

I'm so excited to be able to use one of my marbled paper envelopes
for this July Birthday recipient.... I am so bad with surprises....

This is Suzi and her birthday is coming up... in JULY!

I've already spilled the beans and sent it to her....

The shirt she has on in this picture made me THINK of her
automatically ... that THESE are her colors!!!

I even made CUSTOMIZED "Trish Trash" to go with the Card!

I love how the marbling turned out on this envelope.... and the
stamp on the right was just PERFECT for placing on this little
masterpiece for a very good friend of mine....

This was on the back flap of the envelope....

It's the little things that matter.....

Just a simple THANK YOU can brighten one's day.....

I didn't do much, but what I did do was very much appreciated.....
to the point where my bud, Sandy, made time to send a card
for doing something nice for her.

This world would be a better place if  more people followed suit

And the post office wouldn't JUST count on US
CALLIGRAPHERS for the bulk of the personal mail....

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Marbled Paper envelopes and labels

Card to a friend

This is what it looked like before I made it into a card... I put
black card stock inside to write on with white ink
The back of this card

Up close... embossed with a Cuttlebug machine and little folder that you buy for it

Back of  another card....

A card for a friend....

I made this one with a digital font on my computer

I printed out the digital version of a marbled paper with a little
white "box" on it for the address
This is the same envelope that I marbled as the one below, but I added a blue,
vellum piece of paper with the address on it and adhered it to the envelope
first with vellum glue, but it didn't stick too well so I used PVA glue, which is my "old standby". 

The lighting is a little different, but it's the same envelope as above and
I altered the address for protection of recipient