Monday, September 29, 2014

stamps: glade creek grist mill

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With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates one of West Virginia's most photographed landmarks, the Glade Creek Grist Mill. 

Located in Babcock State Park in Fayette County, West Virginia, the mill looks as though it has existed on that site for hundreds of years. In reality, it is a modern re-creation, completed in 1976, of a mill that had once stood nearby on Glade Creek. The look is authentic, however, as the new mill was constructed from parts taken from three historic West Virginia mills. 

Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp with original art by Dan Cosgrove.

The Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp will be issued at the Priority Mail® price.

You can read more about the Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

stamps: celebrity chefs

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The Celebrity Chef stamps will honor five of the nation's favorite chefs, James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi.

The chefs selected represent a wide array of cuisines reflecting the "melting pot" that is American culture.

This is the first time that chefs will appear on postage stamps. Each of the stamps was digitally illustrated in a style to resemble oil paintings.

You can read more about the Celebrity Chefs stamps here.

national love note day.

Today is National Love Note Day!

Write someone to tell them you love them today! Send an unexpected love note to someone you care about or leave a love note on the fridge for your significant other.

Love Note Day can be for any family members or long time friends, too. It is the perfect day to make someone feel appreciated through heartfelt words.

Make sure you also dress up any love notes you mail with special love stamps.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

business cards.

I was given the opportunity to place some of my business cards into 50+ swag bags being given out at a local craft fait in October. I wanted to design something that would serve multiple purposes. I decided on a square business card as it breaks away from the normal and is just an all around fun shape. Then I decided to do a double-sided business card. One side has my freelance graphic design information on it (Postmarked Designs) while the other side advertises my letter writing blog! I am very pleased with the way they turned out and excited to start handing them out!

Are you in the market for Business Cards? I had these printed at and I highly recommend them! Their quality is great and they have three different size business cards to choose from!

Monday, September 22, 2014

etsy packaging.

I recently decided to start using my gocco machine again. I wanted to decorate some bags for all of my easy orders, so I made a screen with all of my blog information matching my new branding on it and started printing away.
The pink ink was a little to thin, so didn't print as well as the blue ink. Overall, I am very pleased with how they turned out though. I am excited to start using them for packing future etsy orders!

Friday, September 19, 2014

fun fact friday.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt, King George V and Francis Cardinal Spellman all were avid stamp collectors.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

sent with love.

I have been busy busy with sending letters and postcards for postcrossing. I still have quite a few to catch up on, but this is some of what I sent out this past month.

Some postcards to my postcrossing people!

And a lot of letters to my dear pen pals!

Monday, September 15, 2014

received with love.

This post has been long over due.
Here are some of the many letters I have received over the past month.
How cute is this envelope seal?!? Sweet letter from my sweet friend in Japan.

Some postcards I received from Postcrossing!

And many fun filled letters!

Time for me to get writing!