Friday, April 13, 2012

some mail and something amazing . . .

Happy Friday!

This post is a little late in coming, but I had to pull it together in time to share something amazing I saw today on the LWA blog . . .

See the envelopes above?  They are mailable Moleskine cashier notebooks!!   Moleskine calls them "Postal Notebooks."  I can't believe my eyes--it's the marriage of two of my most favorite things--Moleskines and envelopes!   Once again, the LWA keeps me up-to-date on all that's wonderful in the postal world.  Check out their post here and watch the cutest video (in French!) about the notebooks.  These are SUCH a great idea!!

I think the Note Cards (at the bottom of the photo above) are equally exciting.  They come with envelopes like regular greeting cards, but they have 4 inner pages for writing your message--a great design for long-winded types like me.

I can't wait to send Moleskines through the mail!  I am so excited.

On to the mail I actually have sent . . .

This was for my friend Kelley.  I got her a greeting card at Paper Source that said "Freak Out and Throw Stuff" (a parody of the popular "Keep Calm and Carry On").  Kelley has had a crazy year and has handled it with much grace, but I thought the card was funny and kind of fitting.

I attempted to address the envelope with calligraphy, but I messed up.  So I just had to make her an envelope.  This was funny because she kind of makes fun of me for my obsession with envelope making (even though she would totally be a sucker for it if she gave in).

This happy mail was for my sister Libby.  Several weeks ago, I joined her in her teenage obsession with The Hunger Games, and we have kept a running commentary about it ever since.  When I first texted her to ask if she had read the books, her reply was, "Are you kidding?  I AM KATNISS!" so I thought it fitting to address this letter to "The Mockingjay."  :)

I also sent a card to Jeff's grandma this past week in honor of her oldest son's birthday.  He died of cancer in 2010, and I wanted her to know we were remembering him on his birthday and thinking of her.  I want to do this type of thing more often, especially for the older members of our family.  If you think about it, our grandparents carry a lot of burdens almost entirely alone.  I want mine and Jeff's to know that we care about the people and things that are special to them.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  I am spending mine with my family, and I think there will be envelope making and letter writing involved.  See you next week!


  1. Amber you're killing meeeee! I have to make one these Moleskin babies. They look like so much fun..."sigh" . Love your card to Kelley by the're right she would be a "sucker" if she fell for it ;-)

    1. Laura, so fun to get your comment! We definitely need to get together soon and discuss all of these possibilities! And we can try to lure Kelley in as well. :)

  2. Love these ideas! Just need to get busy lol! How much crafting "stuff" can we all take to vacation! We must try to incorporate some craft time ~ I know Grandma Ruth really loved your card and thoughtfulness!

    1. Yes! We MUST have a crafting time during family vacation! "Have craft supplies-will travel." :) I am so glad Grandma Ruth appreciated the card. Need to keep in touch with her better (theme of my life with everyone!).


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