Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Week In Review

So, my friend has been over for a week and I (mostly) took a break from the internet while she was here. I also tried very hard to take a break from writing letters and postcards (though when we went into Seattle I bought quite a few!)...but a few made it well as a crafty thing or two.

The mail has piled up, though, so I thought I would just post some favorites from the week I was gone.

First, a nifty hand made postcard:
This is from Karen for the Any Kind Of Postcard Swap over on Swap-Bot. It's the first hand made postcard I've gotten, and I think it's pretty cool, seeing as it's made out of old junk mail.

Speaking of junk mail...ever think about getting revenge on the companies that sent it to you? If so, you may be interested in this.

Next up, we have a pretty cool Berlin Wall graffiti postcard:
I think it's pretty cool. I don't think it's good to go painting on public walls or anything, but sometimes graffiti is really interesting and/or lovely. This one came to me from Norbert on

And now one that really amuses me probably more than it should:
This one is courtesy of Jennifer on Swap-Bot for the We Love Funny Postcards #1 swap. I think it makes me giggle a lot because of my obsession with Mr. Beethoven Lives Upstairs when I was little. I had it on cassette and video! The cassette was best. I also had a lives of famous composers book...but I'm getting off topic...

And last but definitely not least for this post, my absolute favorite piece of mail this week:
It's the Beatles!! AND they sparkle!! (I hope there aren't any Blue Meanies behind that bush.) AND there was a totally awesome letter inside! It's from Ilona, who has all the best stationary. Also, I guess she likes my letters too. :D

That's all for now, Snail Mail Addicts...if you really want to see more postcards, I suppose you could see my Flickr stream. I'll be back after the mail comes!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Stay Tuned

Snail Mail Addict has a houseguest! Regular blog posts will continue on Tuesday the 13th. :D

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January 5, 2009

Today I was quite happy with the mail. Not only did I get a postcard and a letter, but I also got some ATC supplies I ordered from Amazon a week earlier than expected! Woot!

Outgoing were two ATCs. Should I post some art/craft stuff that I send or just keep it to letters and postcards? What would you prefer?

The postcard was for the Any Kind Postcard Swap on Swap-Bot:
I love this postcard. I have a thing for hearts (I collect heart pendants and necklaces) so getting this was really awesome. It means the sender read my profile before choosing a card, which is really nice. :D

I also got a letter with, what I thought was a nifty stamp:

I'm very excited because I have stationary coming in tomorrow so I can finally write back on smething better than notebook paper! :D

I'm also quite tickled to say that one of my postcards has been blogged over on Postcrds A La Carte! :D

Saturday, January 3, 2009

January 3, 2009

Today was very nice. I walked to the post office to mail off my very first Swap-Bot packages (and seven postcards)! The walk to the post office is fairly pleasant and I am trying to work up the nerve to not care what people think of me and just take some pictures on the way. Since I'm not that brave yet though...on with what was sent:

I didn't think y'all would be interested in pictures of the contents of the boxes, so I skipped that. Only thing I scanned in was the front of the card I tucked into one of the packages:
Wolfidy waits for the mail.

Is not my best work, but I thought it would be nice to add a little something in with the packages. I was going to make one for the other package too, but when I looked at her profile again it said "NO HANDMADE CARDS!!" and that made me sad. So I just wrote her a little note.

No outgoing postcard scans today, there were too many and I woke up too late and didn't have time to think about it before leaving for the post office.

The only thing to come in the mail for me today was a postcard, though:
This one is from Karen and was for the Any Kind of Postcard Swap on Swap-Bot. I think it's pretty cool. I've never been on a real train before, unless you count the ones at Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm. I'm hoping to go one one this summer though. When I go, I'll be sure to buy lots of postcards!

Friday, January 2, 2009

January 2, 2009

I am very happy to say that the first mail of the new year was awesome. No bills, no advertisements, just a late Christmas card, a letter, and two postcards. Yay!

First one I'm pleased to say, is my very first anything from Swap-Bot:
This is for the Any Kind of Postcard Swap. I love it. Sasquach! :D And to think he lives here in Washington! (The card is actually from Tacoma, which is very close to here.)

And the second one is from Boo on
It's a print of an old WWI. Kinda scary looking, but pretty neat.

I would have scanned the back of the envelope of the letter my buddy, Liv, sent me but I messed it up pretty bad when I opened it. It has kitties on it! Maybe she will send me another one at some point and I can scan it then.

And finally, the outbox...I sent out three postcards today. Only scanned in one, though. It's from the same collection as the pickle one:
This one is going out to someone on who asked for something random. I think the giant potato is random enough. I wonder where this guy is going and what he is going to do with his giant potato of doom?