Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cute printable stationary

I found this stationary on Goodnight Little Spoon, free to download and print!
At the top, there are icons to write the music you're listening to while writing, weather, time, date, what you're drinking/eating, and your location. She has different colors, too! I thought it was a really cute idea :) And it's lined! Lined isn't the most common.

She also made matching envelopes, which you can download the template for here.
 The envelopes are cute, however I like the paper better, as the envelopes aren't quite my style :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blog button

I made a button!
You can add it to your blog with this code:

<a href="http://writing-letters.blogspot.com/"> <img src="http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii482/sunshinegirl505/icon.jpg "/></a>

also found on the side. If anyone uses it, please let me know if you have any problems! I tried it, and it works, but I'm new at this stuff, so I could've overlooked something...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Belgian chocolate and organizing paper

I got letters from two new countries!
A postcard from Caddi while skiing in France. I've never been skiing, but it looks like fun! The second is a letter from Elodie in Ghent, Belgium. Sadly, the envelope was ripped along the bottom (it wasn't quite as bad a this, this was after I opened it!), but nothing fell out! I love her stamps on the front! She has a blog here, however it is all in Dutch.
She sent me some delicious Belgian dark chocolate! I love chocolate, especially dark <3 I really like the tape she sealed the envelope with, and the little flag bunting.

Do you know what this is? A friend has been collecting stuff for a big yard sale (or garage sale, tag sale, or whatever you want to call it!) from family and friends, and was given this metal box used to keep photography paper. She thought I might like it for stationary, letters, paper, etc! How do you keep your letters and writing supplies organized?

p.s. I just found this website for photo editing, PicMonkey, and am trying it out. I didn't have any type of editing software, or even a website to use before. They have a lot of different options and effects, it's hard not to get too caught up playing with it! Do you have a favorite photo editing program?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

6 steps to crossing anything off your bucket list

I know this doesn't really tie in with letter writing, but it does fit in with my project! I came across this article today, and I loved it! It's about these friends who made a bucket list of impossible things, and decided to take a two-week road trip to do some. For every one they crossed off their list, they wanted to help someone cross something off their bucket list. Five years later they have crossed off over 80 things, including playing basketball with the President, writing a best-selling book, and getting on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The article gives their six steps to crossing anything off your bucket list, and is here. Their website is here.