Monday, January 31, 2011


We had another cold weekend.  It was perfect to be bundled up in a cozy sweater to write our valentines.

Friday, January 28, 2011

good things

1. Coconut pineapple smoothies.
2. Letter writing with Rhya and Phillipa.
3. As Always, Julia.  A book of letters between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto. Lovely!
4. Citrus baths, steams, tiger balm, ginger tea.  Anything to help this cold of mine.
5. Tylenol.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

tissue paper

I've been all about tissue paper and vellum lately.  

Monday, January 24, 2011

fluorescent business cards

We had such a cold weekend that I spent a lot of time indoors..  reading, drinking tea and eating panettone, tap dancing, journaling and making business cards. Fluorescent business cards!

Tonight is letter writing night at Naco.  Let's get writing!

Friday, January 21, 2011

good things

1. The Slow Room.  Try the lemon muffins!
2. Paper Heart.  Especially the animated bits.  Bonus: Michael Cera.
3. A few creative shoots including this one.  
4. Walnut cakes.
5. An afternoon on Roncesvalles: Dusty old corner shops, the beautiful High Park library + Cherry Bomb.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

international beauties

These international beauties arrived in our mailbox recently.  A postcard from London and a letter from Italy.  I just love the gold queen stamps.  And the cancellation on the letter is so swoopy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

new postage rates

I forgot to mention that Canadian postage rates went up yesterday.  

Here are the new rates..
Domestic 59 cents
US $1.03
International $1.75

P.S.  Have I ever mentioned how much I like typing on tissue paper?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Love & Rummage Trunk Show

I've been a busy bee making stamp packs all weekend long.  Once I figured out the packaging I went full steam ahead.  45 packs done so far!

I'll be selling them at the Love & Rummage Trunk Show at the workroom on February 6th.  There will be lots of handmade goodies so come on by!

Friday, January 14, 2011

good things

1. A movie matinee.  Blue Valentine.
2. Letter writing with Celine.
3. Nonna's 80th birthday party.
4. Hammerpress letterpress cards.
5. Tap dancing with Shawn Byfield again.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


These superhero stamps were a gift from my friend Steven.  It only seemed fitting to send him a Spiderman letter with a Superman stamp.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Smitten with these domestic year of the rabbit stamps!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

silver + pink

I seriously love making stamp collages!  Silver and pink all the way.

P.S.  Had another rad night at Post a Letter Social Activity Club with Celine last night!

Monday, January 10, 2011

year of the rabbit

It's the year of the rabbit!  Canada Post always has a smashing lunar new year stamp and they have not disappointed this year.  I am head over heels for the international rabbit stamp!

Friday, January 7, 2011

good things

1. Sweet little flowers from Coriander Girl.
2. Air mail-inspired invites.
3. Pizza at Terroni.
4. Big snowflakes.
5. Arrested Development + popcorn.  A very good mix.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


It's only January but I'm already thinking about valentines and hearts.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

greetings from new york

Before heading off to New York in October I made a dozen postcards using rubber stamps.  I still have a place in my heart for those 10 for a dollar glossy numbers but it was totally fun to make my own.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

vintage stamp packs

Okay.  I've been making some vintage stamp packs.  Each contains 59 cents worth of postage; enough for a regular domestic letter.  I'm not sure if the handmade mini vellum envelope is the final presentation but I thought I'd show the first draft.
Karyn posted a photo of a Queen themed stamp pack that I gave her here.

Monday, January 3, 2011

the blue whale

I have fallen in love with this stamp.  The blue whale.  It's 5"x2".  What a beaut!

On another note, pal-sac was featured on yesterday's CBC Sunday Edition.  Listen to hour two for some letter writing love!