Inspiration by airmail

It’s Friday and my weekly goal of spending some time art journaling has been accomplished. Two efutos complete!

I enjoyed searching through my old stash of paper and combining my favorites to make these lovely, mixed media handcrafted envelopes.

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I had even more fun organizing all of my paper.Lots of old treasures re-discovered.I am amazed at some of the obscure places I have  found wonderful, patterned paper.Start looking around~ it’s everywhere!
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The plan was to get rid of just a wee bit of paper ~to make room for more, but truth be told, I didn’t get rid of one single piece (although it is nicely color coded now). Instead,I have decided to recycle it into these pretty paper packs.
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I like to share and if you promise you will put it to good use and make one of your very own envelopes, then I would love to send one your way.
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One of these efutos is accounted for and being sent out to the lovely Bethania Lima.
Bethania is a fellow designer and friend. She is an active commentor, always positive and enthusiastic. She is a great contributor in our community and her design work is beautiful too!

The other efuto is homeless, but could be coming your way. All you have to do is say hello.

Are you interested in spreading some mail art love?

I am loving this concept and plan to spend some time this weekend exploring the online world for others who do the same.I am hoping to start a series Stamped with Love showcasing others who are also inspired by this.Email me at or leave a comment if this interests you. I would love to link to others and show your work on my blog!

I will have more info, and of course efutos, here next Friday.
If you havent already checked out the online directory The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers then you must. All created by efutos! Check out the new blog too. It’s going to be good with lots of pattern and illustration activity.

Have a great weekend.

The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers

Its live! The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers is here.

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Eighty, talented designers from all over the world. One online, visual directory for all your  surface pattern design needs.

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I love this concept created by Gill Eggleston of Pattern Addict. She had each of us create an Efuto (more on those here…) Each envelope was  stylishly created by the designer with all of our contact info and then curated by Gill into a wonderful, online directory. A great way to find new design talent!

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It’s a pleasure to see ~ a designer directory with some beautiful content and contact info too!

Look out for a Second edition launching in March!

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Like  The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers Facebook page. (You will have to sign in under your  own name and search it)

For more info on The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers please contact Gill at

My entry:

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Life continues on here in snowy Whistler. I have to say that 2013 has had no shortage of fun. We have travelled to another ski resort-it’s very refreshing to ski somewhere else.My son had two podium finishes in his freestyle skiing competition.yay! We have had more guests and have more to come. I am also super excited about my girls ski week here in February.I will be sure to include apres ski boot dancing pics here on my blog for your viewing pleasure!

It’s been super busy!

Starting to get a wee bit concerned about all of those New Year Words I am striving to live by. Need to get cracking on all of my goals for this year!

How are yours coming along?