Friday, January 15, 2016

Valentine's day cards for the creepy couple

If your like me you can never seem to find the right Valentine's day card in the store . They are usually much to mushy or way to generic . Since I started my own stationery line I decided to conquer this issue head on. I came out with two cards just perfect for the not so average Valentine in your life.

Also I'm having a special today buy any 3 cards get one free , no code needed just mention in the note to seller what card you want free. Click on the picture to take you to the card you like .

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Snail Mail 101 : Beginners guide to pen pals



Hey guys, so this post comes from a request in our snail mail group but I thought this would be universally good to post so I blogged it.

I've been doing snail mail for over 8 years now and I have made so many good friends and found such a great creative outlet through mail art also leading me to start my own stationery business so to say snail mail is fun is an under statement lol 

Getting started :
First decide what kind of snail mail interests you, regular letters,mail art or now pocket letters. This will help you in finding a penpal with similar style of mail. Now to find yourself a penpal I've been asked many times where to find a penpal. First you can go to instagram this I find easiest . You can make your own post looking for penpals use tags such as #penpalswanted or #snailmailwanted there are a bunch of hashtags you can find on there. You can also just skip right to looking for others posting those hashtags .If you don't have instagram or want to go there you can try the postal society ,geek girl penpals and postcrossing has some forums . Do a google search penpals are everywhere .


Writing your first letter: Once you found your penpal or pals its time to write your first letter. Deciding whether you want to write first or ask them to is up to you but lets start with your intro letter. If your like me you want to use some pretty paper hence why i started my own line of writing paper it can be hard to find locally so I usually go online to find it . It can be nerve racking trying to start your first letter what do i say about myself ect. I always keep the first one short so I don't feel I'm rambling. Tell them about yourself , where you live ,what you like to do ,your favorite things just be yourself .
I find it helpful to include mail tags for your penpal to answer such as favorite colors ,animals,things they like or collect. If your into mail art you can decorate your envelopes in a style they like for your next letter. Thats not a must, just a suggestion and personal preference  .

Decorating/Art: 
This part is all up to you and also what you have to work with. Some people don't want to run out and buy tons of things right away. You can keep it simple , if your an artist you can paint or draw on your envelopes or if your not so great at art you can grab the scissors and glue and start pasting things onto your envelopes . Its all up to you and your imagination .

Simple style , okay may not seem simple but she just traced actual tags onto her envelope and it has a beautiful effect 

Collage style

Mail art: these are actually some envelopes I painted 

Extra tips:
*Give your penpal time to reply especially if they are international , don't be afraid to contact them after a month or so to see if they got it just don't be rude.

*If  your posting your mail on social media please block out your partners address this is a must you want to protect their privacy and block out yours as well unless you want it to be know.

*Don't compare yourself to others I know its easy to have mail envy and wish you could be doing something like that but a lot of us have been at this for years, make your own style of mail and the more you do the better you will get!

*Keep your partners informed if you need to take a break or have things going on let them know most of the time they will understand .

*Lastly a lot of people like to send goodies with their letters this is not required to have a penpal and don't ever feel obligated to we don't always have the extra money or resources this isn't what snail mail is all about . Don't get into it for the wrong reasons. Snail mail can be a fun and creative outlet and leave you with life long friends so be respectful and most of all have fun!

For newbies wanting some pretty stationery I'm including a 20% off coupon of any orders of $20 or more for my shop just use code :welcome20

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wedding invitations galore!

One of my lovely friends re shot all the wedding invitations for me and I've added some new ones as well. Let me know if there are any designs you would like to see let me know I'm still looking to add more designs . Check them all out here

Also order before Nov 1st and get 20% off your entire invitation order, I'll be away for two weeks in November so They will ship out to you the day I get back! Use code: wedding20








Friday, October 23, 2015

Light in the box review





I recently got a chance to try out one of the many items from Light in the box.
It had the hardest time trying to pick just one thing but I went with the black and white striped cardigan since fall was coming up and it reminded me of beetlejuice lol.

They have so many items to choose from clothes for men and women ,home decor, shoes, jewelry you name it and everything is at a really reasonable price.
I do warn if you are buying clothes please check their size charts because their sizing is way off from american sizing .
This was what i picked you can click on the image to take your directly there.




The free shipping option I chose was a bit slow but when it arrived I was so excited . It fit really well and was just as cute as it was in the photos. The quality is really great as well ,which is fantastic. The only thing i was disappointed by was that it was under sweaters and its actually made of t shirt material .

Go check out more fun items and amazing selection of clothes over at light in the box!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Last day for Halloween orders and sale!

Hey guys, today is the last day to place Halloween orders in both my shops.
All Halloween items in Fancy Paperie are marked down as well!
Also 20% off all Halloween cookie orders at The Fancy Lady Gourmet use code :Halloween20



Friday, October 9, 2015

The iron duke book review


Awhile back I got to review Fear by L. Ron Hubbard you can find that post here. So when asked if I would want to do another I gladly said yes. The book I chose is called The Iron Duke also by L. Ron Hubbard . I also got an audio book which actually came in handy due to the fact I was so busy that week I was able to listen to the book while I painted some new designs. I had never tried an audio book and was pleasantly surprised  at how much I enjoyed it .

Overall I really enjoyed this story It was another from the 40's and I really enjoy the feel of those types of books and stories. From what I gather its set in the early 30s which is fantastic and follows the adventures of Blacky Lee a play boy type who is always getting himself into situations with schemes. This time while traveling in Europe he gets himself into the biggest scheme of all and quickly finds himself in over his head.

I would highly recommend checking this book out  its a pulp fiction adventure novel at its best!

Reading anything good lately? I have two 7 hour plane rides coming up next month could use some good recommendations. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wedding invitation winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered , check your emails tonight I'll be sending everyone a special surprise!
Our winner is 

So excited about this giveaway! We are getting married in July- our venue looks like an old speakeasy and we have a "Gatsby" theme. . Thanks! :)
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