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.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Some great Snail Mail this month!

From Sue K.  in Oklahoma

CLose up of Sue's creation!

Nancy D. in Austin sent me this... with love!

One of my best prayer warriors and supporters... calligrapher: Elvia B.

Beautiful creation by pal: Elena.. here in Austin .. She and I
both took Carl R. this past year and she studied the year long
class with Reggie Ezell.

I love how she made it stand off the paper! Very cool!

Beautiful rendition of Caps using Koh i Noor Pencils, Jan H. said
that she really liked the feel of them on the paper.

Close up of Jan's Roman Caps...

President of our guild this year, Teri's beautifully rendered italic
and Roman Caps... She is so talented and is branching out from
just the Copperplate which she feels most comfortable with.

Suzi I. sent me this lovely little Valentine Gem... I love how she did
the flourished decoration on the left.

Inside was this great little Zentangle she made for everyone in her
envelope exchange as well in her guild in Waco.

And, Last, but certainly not least... an annual
Valentine from my pal of pals: Sandy O.

She created this with a pointed pen (red) she said... and a stamp.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Address Labels.... stickers

These stickers are 1.25" in size and come in all different colors

A full sheet is 8.5x 11 and I usually cut them into a manageable size of 4x6
or thereabouts...

Since they primarily are darker colors, I like to use Dr. Martin's
Bleedproof white or Copperplate gold on them.... with a pointed pen

Each one is individually designed and hand calligraphed/written

I purchase them from Paper Source (Locally, in Austin on 5th Street)
They can also be found ONLINE

These cuties make a nice "seal" on the back of my envelope

Also, gives the envelope a personal touch
I make these up ahead of time to put on my envelopes

They are all hand done....a little whimsical and
a little quirky! (like me)

And, then, they are ready when I need them.  I
sometimes do these while I am talking on the phone or
am "getting the creative juices flowing".

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Addresses altered for protection...

My namesake... named after my Grandmother, Helen.. who was this lady's
mother's best friend (Winona) while growing up.
Another Thank you for a beautiful journal he gave me....
Cake at Mozart's party 2012

A simple THANK YOU to my bud Sandy with a brush marker

From my friend, Martha Cole.... a special gift while I was convalescing.. Made me smile... LOL!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Envelopes from when I was in the hospital... Jan 2014

From Nettie

Hmmmm, I think this was from Teri

From Jane Farr....

From Abbey

From Anita

From Deborah Basel

And, I think my all time fave get well card was from

Front of Ella's postcard... Her mommy is Gabi G.