The Lost Art......

Thursday, February 7, 2013

 
.........of letter writing.
 
 
When I heard, yesterday, that the US Postal Service was
discontinuing delivery service on Saturdays my
 heart sunk {sank?} just a little bit.  I love texting and
 emailing as much as the next person,
but I also {obviously} love handwritten notes and letters. 

 
After seeing this beautiful tutorial,
I decided to make myself some personalized stationary.
Instead of paint I used some of my stamping inks.
Of course, it had to have a little bit of gold
 which is funny because I never liked gold. 
 All of my jewelry is white gold or silver. 
Lately, it just seems less old-fashioned and more ethereal. 
I like it.





 
 
A little video I made us ing the vine app.
Are you on vine?
 
 
Do you write letters?  What was the last letter you received?
I got a beautiful letter from a life-long friend
 telling me she was going to have her first baby.
It was such a beautiful letter and I get to keep it forever!
 
 
 



Paper: Watercolor Paper
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China and Brick Red, PTI Hibiscus Burst
Dies: PTI Block Alphabet
Other: PTI Glassine Bag and Twine, Gold Embossing Powder

13 comments :

  1. This is so beautiful I can't stand it. And I like your set better than the tutorial one. AMAZING, Kara!

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  2. These are beautiful Kara! And - YES - I write letters - I still write to my pen pal Sarah in New Zeeland that I got through a pen-pal service when I was in 3rd grade. A long time ago we decided not to start writing e-mails to eachother and have kept it that way. She's the best - and I can tell her EVERYTHING in my letters - really cheap therapy (-:!!!
    But the other day, when I asked my students to fill in their addresses many of them didn't know their zip code - I was chocked but then realized they hardly ever write it out. Sorry about the long comment!
    Have a great week-end, hugs!

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  3. I love that you made something for yourself. And, no I am not on Vine because I am a neanderthal, and have never heard of it.

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  4. Gorgeous!!
    And I once went to hear an author speak and though he relies heavily on his computer...
    he remarked how he just enjoys handwritten letters...
    letters received in a actual mailbox...
    with a stamp...
    and not a "ping" on the computer.
    I know when Patrick was away...
    especially in Egypt for 6 months...
    I used to rush home everyday to check the mail for an envelope from him...
    phone calls were so rare...
    but cards and letters...
    they were my sanity.
    I miss this dying artform and love how you have celebrated it!
    And I'm really loving that pen too! :)

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  5. What a lovely set!
    When does this take effect (the non-delivery on Saturdays)? I was going to go on Saturday to check my box... maybe I'll have to go tomorrow instead.

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  6. So beautiful, Kara. You make gold look so awesome every time, unlike anyone!

    I didn't know that about the USPS. How sad!

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  7. Yep, Suzanne, starting in August!

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  8. Oh my gosh how adorable is this! You make me smile, when I see you using so much gold, love it! I will check out the video.

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  10. Kara this set is out of this world beautiful!!
    You inspired me to try my hand at a bit of water colouring !! Thank you!!

    http://www.rosestamps.blogspot.ca/2013/02/pti-yof-card.html?m=1

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  11. These are pretty... I am a letter writer, but I should send more.... I got a Valentine's Day card in the mail today.

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  12. Gorgeous Kara! Love the video!!!

    I was sad when I heard about the change to delivery too!

    Change, change, change....
    :) Jill

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