Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Quick Update

  • I'm leaving for Maine in a few days! So I won't be able to post until I return on July 6th. 
  • If you'd like me to send you a postcard from Maine, leave a comment with your email address and I'll email you for your address. 
  • Also, I have two postcards from Rhode Island. I went there two summers ago for vacation, so if you'd like to do a swap, leave a comment with your email address. The pictures are below. 

I'll try to post a mail update on Friday, but I don't know if I'll get around to it, since I'll be packing. 

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mail Update

I didn't have a chance to post the mail I received last Sunday, so here's all the mail I received in the past two weeks. 
 From Stephanie in Washington. 

From Amanda in Oregon.

From Stephanie in Illinois.

From Nana in Indonesia. 

From Agape in California.

From Erin in California.

From Amelia in England.

From Lindsay in Nebraska.  

From Cynthia in France. 

From Meghan in Ohio. 

From Izzati in Malaysia. 

From Naoual in Germany.  

And last but not least, from Frida in Norway.

That's all for today!

I'll be posting another mail update on Friday, since I'll be away on vacation from June 30th to July 6th. So after Friday, the next update will be on July 7th. 

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Felt Pinwheels


These past few weeks, I've been making pinwheels, one after the other. So, I was wondering if anyone would like some. I'm currently doing patriotic pinwheels for the 4th of July, but I can also make other colors for you. So, leave a comment below with type you'd like (patriotic or another color) and your email address, and I'll email you for your address. 

Please note, you will not get them with the stick attached, since it'll be hard to mail. 

Have a lovely evening!

Monday, June 11, 2012

New Stationary and A Mail Update

I forgot to post my mail update yesterday, so here it is today! 

 New stationary from Papyrus. Isn't the cat and bird adorable? 

New stationary from papyrus. I love this one, it's my favorite. It's adorable! 

 New stationary from Target. 

A letter from Danielle in Michigan. 

A letter from Breanne in California. Her birthday was on June 2, so I sent her a card and she wrote back pretty quick. 

A letter from Marijuly in Puerto Rico. This is the letter that got destroyed in the mail and came in a plastic bag. 

A letter from Laura in California. 

That's all for today!

Have a lovely day!

P.S. Want to be pen pals? Either leave a comment below or email  me (my email can be found on the right hand side of the blog). 

Friday, June 8, 2012

We Apologize....

Out of all the letters I’ve received, I have never ever received a letter in a postal bag. This letter came like this in a bag. The envelope is ripped in two, there’s a front piece and a back piece. My pen pal also sent me stickers on a sheet and two are missing. So since it came like this, I can’t help but assume they took two stickers. I don’t know how this happened and if they did take two stickers, which post office did it (I’m hoping it’s not mine, because then I’ll find another one after I complain), but either way, taking the stickers or not, I’ll most likely complain.

Has this ever happened to you?

I'll be back on Sunday to post the letters I've received this week.

Have a lovely evening!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mail Update

Once again, I didn't receive a lot of mail and I didn't send or write a lot either due to laziness, but I will be sending and mailing more mail out this week. Here's what I received this week.

From Breanne in California. Her birthday was yesterday, so I'm going to mail her card and letter out tomorrow.

From Shannah. We're not pen pals, but I helped her create a button, so she sent me a little thank you note and a couple of stickers. Thanks Shannah!

From Victoria in Arizona.
From Deniz in Germany.
And last but not least, this is from Olga in Portugal. I have yet to reply to her first letter, which is from last fall/winter, so she sent me another letter to see how I was. I plan on writing her tomorrow.

How was your mail week? 

Have a lovely evening!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Free Stationary!

Don't you just love free items? Especially free stationary? I know I do! So here are a few that I've come across today.

All 3 note cards can be found here.

That's all for now! 

Have a lovely evening!

Attention! Attention!

Have any buttons that you don't need anymore or plan on using at all? Well, if you said yes to that question, I need them! I will take them off your hands. 

Now, you're probably wondering what the heck I'm going to do with all these buttons. I plan on using them to make felt pinwheels for my handmade note cards. So, once again, if you have any un-used buttons, I would love it if you could give them to me. 

In exchange for your wonderful gift, I will send you something in return. I can make you a few note cards, I can make you a pinwheel, I bake you something, etc. Whatever it is, we'll talk and work something out. 

So, if you're willing to let go of your buttons, email me at 

Thanks! I appreciate it! 

Have a lovely day!

Christmas In July

Daryl of Roots, Wings and Other Things is hosting Christmas In July! If you love Christmas and gifts, why not sign up? You have sign up by June 20th, so don't miss out! You can sign up here

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Shop Update: Stamps

My dad used to be a big collector of stamps when he was younger. He has 2 huge albums and 2 shoeboxes filled with stamps. I was talking to him today and I asked if I could sell them or give them away. He said I could, so going up in my shop these next few weeks, are all his stamps as grab bags. If you'd like to trade with me, just let me know and I'll be happy to do it with you. I'll be posting pictures of all the stamps during the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them.

Have a lovely evening!

New Stationary and Mail Update

This week I didn't receive a lot of mail, but I sent out quite a few letters, so I'm hoping they reply soon. I also bought some new stationary all for $10! I went to Marshall's yesterday and I bought 3 stationary sets. They didn't have a very good selection, mostly Thank You notes, so I bought whatever I could get my hands on. I had to literally dig to find some and I spent at least 10 minutes in that aisle, just searching. I'm going to head to Papyrus tomorrow, so I won't have to dig tomorrow.

Seashell Note Cards 

Letter "A" Note Cards 

Cat Note Cards

 A letter from Shelby in Indiana. 

And a letter from Kateri in Virigina.

That's all for today!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Priority Boxes Art Project

What's the priority box art project all about? Well, according to the site,"The Priority Boxes project is a public art series that seeks to provoke thought, to make people reconsider their ability to influence change, communicate through art and make art accessible to people from all walks of life. Each box is the canvas for a unique abstract painting and is dedicated with a “Fragile:" message. The project which started as an initiative to promote peace quickly evolved in to art movement with boxes containing a wide spectrum of emotions and abstract attributes such as Freedom, Love and Justice". 

These boxes are created by Franck de Las Mercedes, who is currently "selling" them for FREE. All you need to do is send your request to ​ In your email include: your name, address, city/state/zip, country, and how you heard about the project. 

I'm going to sign up to receive one! Are you going to sign up? 

Have a lovely evening!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Quick Update: Twitter

I'm on Twitter now! Well, I've always been on Twitter. I had a private account, that I never used until today, and I have one for The Jukebox, which I use everyday. So, if you'd like to follow me on my private one, you may do so. I won't be tweeting everyday, but I will be using it whenever I blog on here and Chase All Your Dreams.

Follow me: @helloandgoodbye

Have a lovely evening!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quick Update

I've decided to change my blog name from The Pen Pal Project to Hello and Goodbye. Just thought I'd let you know.

Have a lovely evening!

Postcard Exchange

If you'd like to exchange postcards with others, I suggest you join the Postcard Exchange on Facebook. It's a great group and I've already exchanged my first postcard with the owner of the group. She's from Michigan and sent me a postcard with moose on it! I love it!

Also, if you'd like to exchange postcards outside of the group, just let me know! 

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hello and Goodbye: My New Shop

Hello and Goodbye is my new Paper Goods shop. Right now I'm selling handmade note cards, but I plan on selling other paper goods as well. I don't have a clue as to what else I'll sell, but I know I'll come up with something. The starfish and skyline note cards can be seen below.

Starfish Note Cards
Skyline Note Cards

Have a lovely evening!