Sister Mail, Lords and Ladies, Philately, Watercolor boo- boos, and a Camper friend!
Here are a few of my outgoing of lately. The Map Envelope is on its way to the Netherlands to a Lord and Lady couple; the Watercolor is Sister mail; and the kawaii Hello Kitty is to a trusty pen pal.
These beauties came from Global Pen Pal. She is an antique hound, so she keeps an eye out for vintage postage. I love that I had need seen one of them...the Lacemaking USA stamp.
A recent outgoing to Global PenPal couldn't just have a Forever stamp. I had a red and blue color scheme going on this envelope, so I looked for some cool blue stamps. I think they fit the bill!
When you have a collage going on with your envelope, don't forget to put a little extra postage, or in this case , I also put the envelope in a clear cello bag envelope, then I placed the stamps on the cello bag so they could be cancelled.
This arrived from Amelia. Doesn't she have some nice art work on this envelope? She also included a quill feather. She is a entrepreneur...and quite young. She has an Etsy Store and is such a "go-getter", wonderfully talented and hard working.
I love the stamp...one of the new florals that are out. I think it looks like it BELONGS there.
See the glaring mistakes? Why did I feel the need to outline the rock? Haha. Ok, this picture is going to stay on the small scale...not extra large.
Some more watercolor, with some really atrocious errors (notice the thumb placement? I'm covering a big mistake there), but it was my first attempt at this study. My oldest daughter and her family just recently moved to a very rural area with a lovely stream. I tried to capture that as best I could. In reality it is a much more shaded, darker area than I have depicted here. I sent it, mistakes and all to my sister, who will soon be here on a visit. My sister and I have started a water color exchange project. She has wanted to experiment with watercolors and I have too, so it makes a nice challenge.
** See below comments. If you mail a letter portrait instead of landscape you would need to add extra postage. I forgot to do this as you can see, but thankfully, the letter made it just fine. I did send out a previous water color envelope (portrait) that was held up at the post office until the receiver went and paid the extra postage. Talk about embarrassment!
Isn't this charming? I love the vibrant colors and peaceful scene. Thanks, sis!
Happy Snail Mailing!