I love good mail days. Good mail is the best, but mailart is the bestest! The very talented Mary Ann sent this beauty to me. (Are you jealous?) I had so much fun putting hers together. I have done lots of swaps but this is the first time I've made real "mailart." I can't believe how much fun it is. It's definitely my new favorite thing. Mary Anne's gifty will go out in tomorrow's mail, but here's a sneak peek. (MA--Don't scroll down yet! You can only look with one eye. Cover one, squint the seeing eye, and then you can look. But that's it!!)
But enough of that, let's take a better look at Mary Ann's gorgeous artwork.
Not only is MA an incredibly talented artist, but she totally cracks me up--I mean falling out of the chair funny. Her blog has been my new favorite thing for a while now.
Speaking of new favorite things, I discovered a must-have product for journaling junkies...are you ready?
(Pink!) stencils in a wah-fer thin tin that is perfect for throwing into your journaling-on-the-go bag. You know, the one you can't close completely and that gives you a headache for two days from carrying the thing--that one--or is that just me? Either way, I promise, you'll never notice adding these light as a feather stencils. I got the alphabet but they have other designs, too. And $5 at Hobby Lobby. You can't beat that with a stick.
I don't have any new journal pages completed, but here are some more papers, envelopes and file folders. I swear, painting envelopes and file folders is my new favorite thing. I could do it all day.
There is one more thing I want to show you but it deserves its own post. Remember yesterday when I mentioned a self-portrait stencil? Well, it came out so good that I decided to do an actual tutorial for you. You have to make some of these. You will love them. They're my new favorite things. Well, off to bed. I've been staying up to 1 or 2 a.m. for the past few nights. What am I thinking? There are just so many great ways to spend your day and I want to do it all every day.