One thing I know for sure.
I'm excited about blogging this Fall - I've got lot's of exciting posts and gift ideas to share with you in the months ahead.
I wanted to kick off this month by sharing a little snail mail inspiration with you.
I love snail mail.
There is absolutely nothing better than opening your mailbox and finding a fun little envelope or package (something other than bills and advertising).
It's the perfect way to brighten someone's day.
Grab some stamps and try it!
I jumped at the opportunity to participate in the August Snail Mail Collective. I was matched with a "pen pal" named Catriona, in Scotland.
Not going to lie, despite living next to the ocean, the theme "under the sea" really left me scrambling, but, I think my end result turned out ok. I took inspiration from ocean colours - blues and greens to create my mail.
The envelope or packaging is important (in my opinion) because it's the first thing a person sees when it comes out of the mailbox. I drew abstract waves in black and silver pen on the outside of a blue envelope, along with an anchor. Washi tape was perfect for outlining the envelope flap.
Catriona told me that she loves to entertain, so I started by making a set of festive washi-tape cake flags.
Then I punched out large confetti circles from watercolour paper and painted them in ocean hues. Perfect for putting out on the table at a dinner party.
My note was written on the back of an inspirational postcard, available for free from the green gal.
So wonderful to have you back - see you next Thursday!