Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Mailbox Trifecta

This may be a first for me...three, count them, three wonderful pieces of mail in the same day. Well, the same day, if you count part of Thursday and part of Friday as the same day. Anyway, all three are from Bobbie Cade, aka Limner. If you don't read her blogs, you are missing out.

First up is my favorite, this long handwritten letter. Isn't her handwriting lovely. Sigh.

Next, was what see calls Cross Over Art, wherein she repurposed some of her scrapbooking materials to make this personalized card just for me. I feel special.

To complete the trifecta, Bobbie sent me these three gorgeous photo notecards with envelopes. I'm fairly certain these are made with her own photos.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. These seem like such little phrases for mail that makes me so happy. How about you? Any happy mail brightening your days?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

How Cool is This!!!!

If you're a regular reader of Just Letter Rip , then you might recognize that all the words in the word cloud above are from previous blog posts.

I spent hours choosing the words, deciding which to emphasize, and setting up the layout in Photoshop. Whew, I'm tired.


did it all for me in about 2 seconds. All I did was type in the URL for my web page, hit Submit. And Whoomp, there it is.

You can also cut and paste text into Wordle or type your own list of words and phrases.

I use this little word generator all the time at school and my students love it. Wordle has been around for a couple of years now, but I'm still amazed that not many people seem to know about it. How can all this coolness be hidden?

Put in the lyrics of your favorite song, or a recipe, or a passage from the Bible, or your favorite quote. See what happens. You can tinker with different fonts, layouts, color combos. It's addictive and you can spend hours there before you know it. You've been warned!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

True Story

This arrived in my mailbox yesterday.
:-) Happy Face.

It was from a new correspondent.
:-) Happy Face.

It was empty.
:-( Sad Face.

Moral of the Story: Glue is fickle. Use tape.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Couple of First Evers

Here's my very first handcarved eraser stamp EVER. I was so proud and showed the carving and my first stamped images of it to my husband.

Me: Look! My first handcarved stamp.
Him: What's wrong with his pecker?
Me: Uh...that's his hand.
Him: Looks like a pecker to me.
Me: It's his hand. So he can hold a letter. I'm going to make another stamp of a mailbox.
Him: He looks like a mailbox. (Pause) With feet. (Another pause) And a pecker.

What do you think? In my first ever poll, cast your vote in the sidebar at right.