August 20, 2009

sneak peek...

slow down
actually go ahead and stop
~~
if you're participating in the kindness swap that armani
a.k.a. pixiedust
is hosting
don't go any further or you'll ruin the surprise
~~
the rest of you blog lovelies
well
you're safe

the kindness swap is all about sending love and encouraging thoughts
to someone
~~
most likely
a complete stranger
because who doesn't need a hug
?
so I took out some of my 4x6 photos
and
some goodies from my pile of ephemera
{thank you teesha moore}
and
my stamps and card stock
and
mixed them all together with some kinds words
and
created my postcards
~~
just so you know
I totally and completely
loved every single minute of being in my studio
~that has been a stranger of late~
making a mess and getting glue all over my fingers
on a perfectly sunny day
~~
soon
armani
will be addressing the cards and sending them onward
and
lucky me
I'll get three sent to me from other participants in the swap
~~
hugs in the form of handmade postcards
waiting quietly in your mailbox
are a really good thing
don't you think
?
click on the photos if you want a close up of my postcard making talents
~and the quotes are all by... who knows~

33 comments:

  1. These are just great--you should sell them. I have so much trouble finding good cards in the stores. I hope that you enjoy the hugs as they arrive in your mailbox.

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  2. How lovely! Lucky recipients; there's nothing like receiving such lovliness in the mail. And exciting to see what you might receive in return:)

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  3. I love these they are so beautiful. I'm sure they'll bring smiles to the people receiving them.

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  4. love love love these swaps. so nice getting hugs in the mail.

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  5. Beth, you are adorable...and come up with some of the quirkiest, most lovely bits of love.

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  6. Yipeeee!!!!! These are absolutely fantastic! You have found a way to marry your photography and mixed media skills. Now you will be an unstoppable force!!!!! Wow, this is just so darn great!!!!!!!!

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  7. These are amazing, beth ! What a perfect mix with your photos, the arty touch and those quotes - quotes from the heart of a "real" person. Love them...

    I need a hug! ;)

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  8. big sigh ....smile...clasping hand in joy...

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  9. Synchronicity. So funny you should post this. I just posted a "gift of jewels" project that entails mailing postcards to randomly selected participants.

    Your cards look just fab!

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  10. p.s. love the new banner! the clothespin photo is my favourite.

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  11. sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! you need to sell these! I've been thinking about trying to sell card sets.

    don't cha just love things like this?

    by the way, I need your address little bit.

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  12. I had to peek, I figured I'd being seeing them in one swoop soon, so I couldn't resist. These are absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm so thrilled that you took the time to join, and some lucky lovelies are going to gasp when they receive your hugs in the mail.

    :-D

    (((hugs))),
    love,
    me

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  13. I LOVE YOUR POSTCARDS!!! THESE ARE SOOOO WONDERFUL!! You inspire me to make some of my own... I'm curious... Are the photos just on regular photo paper? Did you attach them to another paper so they could be written on the back and also to make it a little more sturdy for sending?

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  14. WOOT!! Beth is back in her studio!!!! WOOT WOOT! meanwhile, the Beth-isms? way good ... and I LOVE making mail art, especially post cards, only what I do is put on my mail art bandit cape, slide a roll of masking tape up my arm, then go tape postcards everywhere -- on grocery carts, by gas pump handles, on the front of drive-up bank ATMs ... hadn't heard of this swap but what FUN.

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  15. These are fabulous, Beth. I'm especially loving the 'Belive' card with the black bird. funfunfun. And a great idea for a swap. :)

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  16. What a great idea! Is it too late to join?

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  17. What a great idea! Is it too late to join?

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  18. This si a great idea. Have fun!

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  19. That is such an amazing idea! The post cards are so lovely...

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  20. Welcome back to your studio. I know you have found another passion with your camera, but I hope you don't leave behind your wonderful creative studio gifts forever! Looks that way. Maybe it was so fun you'll go back real soon?

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  21. So beautiful! And truly Nice, which I happen to be a big fan of.

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  22. I agree with Laura, above, you are an "unstoppable force!" And, I have only been reading your blog for a short time. What a positive impression you make so quickly!

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  23. These are so great! Someone is going to feel very special when gifted with these sweet cards! Lucky them!

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  24. Hi! What a cool idea- and how wonderful to recieve some of your art as well as some inspiration! I loved your comment about Oprah- I have a love-hate relationship going with her (but adore Nate); she often acts too snooty for my taste. Have a good weekend~

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  25. Oh, I love these! My favorite one is "Believe," but I like "Fearless," a lot, too. Now that I mention it, I really like them all.

    So creative! It looks like you had fun creating them....

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  26. i hope i get one of these love love! kt

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  27. The cards are lovely! Really lovely!

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  28. This is a really nice idea Beth; receiving a unique handmade card and knowing someone has been thinking of you.

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  29. Wahooo! The wonderful work of Beth!! I love your photography, and your little studmuffin thingy was fun too...but your mixed media is so expressive! LOVE IT!

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  30. Love these... they are beautiful and I totally want those quotes on my wall. They are amazing!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth