Thursday, March 31, 2011

vintage Cuban stamps

I found these vintage stamps at the airport just as we were leaving Cuba on Friday.  Luckily I still had a some pesos left in my pocket!  I'm pretty sure that they'll be making their way into my journal soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I just returned from a week in Cuba.  Boy, does the beach ever refresh!  My husband and I had a week filled with: salty sea swims, pina coladas, ping pong, yoga, card games, palm trees, pineapple, lots of reading, mojitos and one day in Havana.  Havana feels unreal.  Like a movie set from the 50s.

I posted some polaroids here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

pink triangles + cookies

This was such a treat to get in the mail.  Thanks for the cookie recipe Sandi! Oh, and the pink triangle card is the best!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

good things

1. Pink felt heart from Rhya.
2. A visit with Liz + Henry.
3. Movies galore: Please Give, Another Year, I Am Love.
4. Tacos.
5. Danced to Peggy Lee's Fever on Tuesday and did tons of wings + time steps on Saturday.

Friday, March 11, 2011


A few exciting bits..

Check out the springy letterpress cards at Snap + Tumble's pop-up shop.  They are mighty good indeed!

Send More Mail will be at The Spring Wedding Show at the Drake on April 30th!  Mark your calendars.    

Thursday, March 10, 2011

tape love

I love tape!  Polka dot, gingham, anything bright and cheerful!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Canadian National Exhibition

The CNE makes me think of..
ferris wheels
candy floss
ice cream sandwiches
gigantic teddy bears
the angel near the lake
summer runs

I live just up the street from the ex so this stamp feels all homey to me.  The black + gold + bright colours make me love it to bits!  Plus it's from 1978; just one year after I was born.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ReForm School

Who wants an international pen pal?  ReForm School in Silver Lake, California has a pen pal club that would totally be into connecting their members with other letter-writing lovers.  If you're interested just send an email here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

good things

1. A new pen pal!
2. Donut holes.
3. Barney's Version.  (The movie, not the book.)
4. Martha Stewart Weddings spring issue.  Filled to the brim with vintage American stamps.
5. Daydreams of the beach.

Friday, March 4, 2011

stamp packs

After shooting the past two weekends I'm looking forward to a weekend of leisure. That means tap dancing, reading, gallery hopping and making stamp packs.  Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

good things

1. Provincial flag stamps from 1979.
2. Letter-writing with my crafty girls last night.  Tea, glitter + lots of fun!
3. Blood oranges.  Still hooked.
4. Krystal's sweet post.
5. Lettraset loot.  (Thanks Celine!)