February 27, 2016

Smiles Sent Saturday~February 27, 2016

Don't have as exciting of envelopes to share this week, but still had fun writing people!
Love how the new little car stamp turned out.

It's always fun when the stationery envelope already has decoration and you can add a stamp that matches-loving the new Botanical Art Stamps.  I got the camera stamp lately and thought it'd be fun to use like this-I'm not sure it will be handled differently with machines and all, but it's fun and will let people know they have photos to look forward to!

And finally, this is my all time favorite stationery for A Month of Letters Challenge.   I put the card in the photo, too, so you can see how it coordinates. It is just small cards, perfect for a quick note or reply and just goes with the theme so well, I often pair it with the Sealed with Love Stamp, but for this one, going to the closest thing I have to a pen-pal, I had fun finding postal themed stamps to use.  I had the PS & Postal Museum one, and was trying to decide what else to use when I "rediscovered" the City Mail one in my stash and thought it was perfect!!  If you are interested in these, I found they are still available to purchase from Graphique and is called Airmail 3" x 5" Flat Note

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

February 20, 2016

Smiles Sent Saturday~February 20, 2016 ~A Month of Letters

Just completed another successful week of The Month of Letter Challenge.  So fun to have the little "push" to write people I normally wouldn't.

The stamps seemed to work well...the paper had a colorful dot border.

For a birthday (hence the Amethyst stamp as it's the birthstone for February) card with an owl on it.  

A cat card-so cats & birds seemed like a good idea.

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

February 13, 2016

Smiles Sent Saturday~February 13, 2016

I've enjoyed another week of A Month of Letters Challenge.  One day I ran short on time and inspiration, so sent a postcard to my aunt who I've done that before, I call her my "escape valve" Haha!

This was for a Valentine's card to a family member.  It had a gold border and tulips, so the new tulip stamp was PERFECT!!  I used a gold border for the return address, gold letters for the name, and had a gold & tulip seal.

Another Valentines card, was glad to have one of the Garden of Love stamps to tie together the red card & decorations with the purple envelope.

Another Valentine's envelope.

This is the last of the envelopes for the "across the miles cards" I mentioned last week.

This card had hearts that looked stitched around, so I used this sticky note for an address label, used a stick of glue to attach it, and pink colored stamps.

Another sticky note, glued on as an address label.  The card had quilt looking birds.

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

February 6, 2016

Smiles Sent Saturday~February 6, 2016

Excited to start A Month of Letters Challenge this week, so far I've managed to send one thing a day! 

One of the first thing I sent.  I thought the envelope turned out so fun!  Love having vintage stamps to pick from!  These were picked to go with the flower/mail/Paris themed card.

This is a card I sent "from" two dogs of a family member to her.  I made up a signature for each of them, and tried to disguise my handwriting and make it look younger.  She'll probably know who it's from from the postmark...and this year the vintage stamps, but the idea was for it to look "like" it was from the puppies.

I found these super cute "across the miles" card at CVS for $0.99 each, and as we had the $3/3 Hallmark Cards Printable Coupon we were able to get them for free!!  (if you want to know more about saving money shopping at CVS check out my other blog SimplyCVS
To match the ocean bottle theme, here's what I came up with.  I used labels so the address would be on white to make it easier for the machines to read, plus it looked cute!
 This one went with the theme.

This one was to a great aunt who likes roses.

This matched color wise, and was to a great aunt who I think had traveled in Europe. 

This went with the card theme with a southern slat for my great aunt who lives in Florida.

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