Friday, April 12, 2013

A Little Postal Love from Deep in the Heart of Texas

. . . Where the stars at night are big and bright. I went to the post office because I felt so good. Thanks for forgiving me and for answering the call to support each other. I left with a swing in my step. Gracias for putting it there.

I have followed this wonderful family blog,  http://www.soulemama.com/ since before young Harper was in utero. I've watched the family grow and thrive, and I've watched the comments multiply like gnats around a bayou. I could not help but wonder wonder why letter writing bloggers didn't get those numbers. We're influential. We keep the post office in business. And yeah! Did you hear that the mail WILL be delivered on Saturdays? Hooray for democracy!
We should thank our congresspeople for having the good sense to do something right. After all, where would they be without us, the people, right?

So, in the vein of happy, goodwill, and relief, I went shopping. I spent half my pen money on some of the best goodies possible. I went to Aaron Bros., and Archivers, and Hobby Lobby. There were sales on top of sales. I had a $10 coupon that I used judiciously at Archivers. Wait until you see what I bought. It's all gonna be mail. 

Oh. JC is back from the store. That means I have to stop and finish dinner. *sigh* I will BRB, but first . . . No. It's still early, so I'll make this a shortie. I made this fun in less than thirty minutes. Have a look-see.



To make it simply take a sheet of your favorite sheets of sticky fonts and add two Tim Holtz tabbed cards.



Get your favorite adhesive and some goodies to insert.


Fold one of the tabs. It will be tucked in later.


Carefully apply enough glue to three outer edges. Leave the tabbed side open. Let things dry with both tabs sticking out.


All dry? Simply insert the goodies. Then tuck the folded tab inside and glue the front tab to seal the "envelope." Address the fun and you're good to go to the post office.

Oh! Don't forget to show your stuff. We want to see your creations. Here's mine.



It's what's inside that counts! A little mail Love. 


Now it's time to make dinner.
Write on!


17 comments:

  1. I love Archiver's! Your mail love is adorable.

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    1. {{{Jackie}} I just hugged your neck! Thank you. :)

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  2. I saw you walk to the postoffice ... (what do you have a great way of writing). I love the small letters! How nice. The card is really perfect. What fun that clothesline. Yesterday I bought tape with beautiful motifs on it. Also to make a card. Maybe today ... Here it is now 6:55. The Saturday begins with blackbird singing. Very nice.

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    1. Oh, Aritha. Would that I could walk to my post office. I would walk every day and enjoy the benefits of the exercise, fresh air and sunshine. It's a drive that requires patience to turn it into an adventure. :) I would enjoy hanging clothes outside if I did it only when I felt like it. LOL. We are not allowed to have clothes lines in our backyards. The few who chance it end up in court. What a shame, yes?

      Will you show us your tape on your blog? I'd like to see the beautiful motifs. I hope you made your card.

      My Saturday began with mockingbirds' song and sunshine. The house is so quiet otherwise.

      Thank you. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. May I send you my next card?

      Have a good weekend.

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  3. Morning! I love the tab cards and especially how you decorated them. Nothing really says summer like fresh laundry on the breeze. Wish we had an Archivers here.

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    1. Good evening! :) I will just have to send you some of the tab cards. I like Tim Holtz. I miss laundry on the line. Hated it when my mother made me help her in the winters when the dryer broke. Now I want a clothes line and cannot have one. Life is funny. :)

      I wish you had one too, Anna. They're fun and have fun classes and let you make free stuff. :)

      If there's ever anything you just have to have, let me know and I'll get it for you. :)

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  4. Wow you made that clothesline postcard? I would buy that if it was possible -my Mother would love it. Nothing like a clothesline. I live on the 22nd floor and at the end of my hall is a huge roofdeck with a wide view of Lake Michigan. Do you know how many days I want to put a clothesline out there? Think how the clothes would smell!!!

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    1. Hey Cynthia. I'm sorry. The card is on its way to the new owner. Now I wish I'd bought enough materials for two. Or three. I'd make one for my mother too. :(

      Wow. You live on the lake front? Mmm. I can smell the breeze. We aren't allowed clotheslines in our backyards. The HOA sues if they even think you want one. I grew up hanging clothes on lines even after my mom had a dryer. Those fake scented dryer sheets are worse on health than the pollen that colors the clothes in spring. LOL.

      Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Stupid question, but won't the mail fall out? I don't really "see" how the tab thing works. ^^"

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    1. TomoyoHime your question is not stupid. Thanks for asking. The tab is folded and glued in place with the strong LINECO bookbinder's glue. A little bit goes a long way.

      Shall I make a card for you? :)

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    2. Sorry. I didn't glue the tab because I needed to tuck in the goodies, add an address label and postage.

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  6. Limner! How in the heck do you make this look SO EASY? And then I sit down to do something like this, and it's like there are cobwebs in my head. Oh well... I'll keep trying...

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    1. Randall! Hey. :) It really is easy. Most of my projects are. LOL. I'm not as complex as Elle. Oh, wait until you see today's Saturday Evening Post. You will understand what I mean if you stop by.

      I am working on something special for our little book. It's taking a little effort and time but hopefully, it will be worth the wait. I am a little rusty in some areas.

      There's a little quote that keeps me trying when I have to bat away cobwebs. It reminds me that the nature of a thing I want to master doesn't change; I change through practice. I forget who said it, but I wish I could tell them how right they are. My favorite art instructor told me something similar. I can draw/paint perfect pears in my sleep because I have drawn so many. :) When an idea comes to me, it comes fleshed out. Now I must try to make my page in our book look as nice as yours. Thanks for the inspiration to do better.

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  7. Oh my gosh I said that about the dryer sheets to my husband and he thinks Im being ridiculous when I say things like that he wants to see proof or link to research stuff like that ....LOL I so know believe me I do okay I m getting ready to get intense again thanks .

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    1. Artificial scents really do make some people ill. I prefer the real deal, like the smell of flowers and grass. :)

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  8. Looks Like fun is in progress. I can't wait to see what you do with your new goodies!

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    1. LOL! You dear! I held out until I could give my full attention to telling the story of your generous spirit. Thank you, Elle. You are amazing. My little gifts pale in comparison but my heart is in each one.

      I've already used some of my stamps. Oh, wait until I show the ladies at the post office! :)

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