Friday, March 18, 2016
Pocket Letter Fun...
I recently found a love of Pocket Letters (PL) and began to think of all the fun ways I could make them. I was sad that I had missed out on Roni's of Ink Stains blog Pocket Letter swap.. Then I saw that Roni's mom wanted to do a one-on-one swap and I pounced on the chance. So this is the PL I created for Dixie. I know she has received it so I wanted to share it with each of you.
It is hard to photograph in the plastic pockets sleeve but I did it anyway. This is the front.
And here is the back where all the bits and pieces get put in to give it some fun and personality. I like to add a name card...top middle. I love buttons and that is why I did a playing card with buttons I sewed onto it. Some ephemera for creative bliss. My letter is behind the crocheted button. And with all this energy being spent to see what is here I added a bit of chocolate for that much needed "pick-me-up". I had fun putting this together and Miss Dixie says she likes it so much she will hang it in her studio to see everyday. That makes me happy!
Here is the PL Miss Dixie created for me. She wrapped it in a beautiful white paper doily and put a pretty ribbon around to hold it together.
With the coloring craze that is happening she filled each pocket with an ATC ready for me to color. How clever is this people?!!
Now for the back side of the pockets. In keeping with the coloring theme she included a brand new set of pens in fun ink colors. Lots of ephemera to be creative with. I love the big buttons in the bottom right pocket. Behind the top left pocket butterfly is her letter of introduction. This is a wonderful fun-filled Pocket Letter and I feel very fortunate to be the recipient. Thank you very much Miss Dixie.
Here is a different PL I created. I like using a calendar page to cut and place in the pockets. I know the recipient loves the color yellow.
Then the back pockets were filled with a birthday theme. Ephemera, beads and chocolate once again.
Are you creating any Pocket Letters? I sent out another birthday PL and the recipient was very surprised and grateful. This is a fun bit of Creative Bliss.
I have been working my mini job at the Chamber and it is really taking my entire attention and time. I feel like I am neglecting my blog and missing so much. I am able to read many of your blogs when I fall into bed at night and read them on my iPad. "March"ing along the days are going faster than ever for me. I am really loving the later light we have in the evenings. I feel like I still have some of my day left for me to enjoy when I get home.
For now I shall be thankful for my mini job and still able to get into my studio and make some cards and PL's for mailing. I am determined to be ready for my ever so busy April which is right around the bend. Love Notes, Random Acts of Mail and National Letter Writing all in April...what was I thinking? Oh yes...I signed up before I took on this mini job. They always say, "If you want something done, ask a busy person". I am that busy person and yes I will get it all done. I feel blessed to be busy! Embracing Creative Bliss and I am so very grateful for each of you and your wonderful comments you leave when you visit me.