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!

The Pen Pal Project on Tumblr

Since August of last year, I've had a blog on Tumblr called The Pen Pal Project. It's nothing like this blog, it's very different. On that site, if someone's looking for a pen pal, they submit something and others contact them. Or if someone don't want to submit something, yet they're looking, they can just contact a person who's already submitted. It's been a great success (I have 638 followers) and I'm really glad I started it.

So, I invite you to submit something! You don't need to have an account to submit; all you need is your email address to submit. It's that easy! So, if you'd like to submit something, please do!

Also, if you'd like to set up a giveaway on that site, please contact me:

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Snail Mail

I'm really sorry I've neglected this blog. To be honest, I've been kind of lazy and I just didn't feel like taking pictures of all the letters that haven't made it on here. But I'm going to make a promise to myself to document the rest today and tomorrow, since I'm off and I have nothing to do.

Letters I've responded to:

A letter and postcard from Laura in California. 

A letter from Gina in New Hampshire. She also sent me a mixed CD and in return I made her one. 

A letter from Samantha in California. 

A letter from Sarah in Georgia. 

Another letter from Laura in California. I just responded to the letter a few days ago. 

A letter from Julia in Texas. 

Letters I've received and haven't responded to just yet:

A letter from Lisa in Georgia. 

A letter from Breanne in California. I have the same paper!

A letter from Arial in Illinois, who I'm currently responding to as I write this. 

A letter from Erin in California. 

A letter from Jacqueline in Georgia. 

A letter from TaMyra in North Carolina. I love the teapot stamp on the envelope!

A letter from Grace in California. 

A letter from Sara in Georgia. I love the stationary! 

A letter from Minna in Finland! I love the fact that I have a pen pal in Finland. 

A letter from Yanill in Florida. 

A letter/postcard from Allison. 

A letter from Stephanie in Texas.

Another letter from Samantha in California.

A letter from Keisha in England. She's originally from Norway, but she's living in England for college. This letter took 4 months to come! Apparently, it got sent back to her and she had to re-send it. I didn't get it until April 28th, which is 4 months from the day she wrote it. 

A letter from Jessica in Canada. I love the stationary!

A letter from Anna in Australia. 

A letter from Seana in Florida.

That's it for it today! I believe I documented every single letter and card I've receive, if not, oh well! 

Have a lovely day!