Saturday, August 29, 2009

Todays Received Postcard

I found this beauty in my mailbox today. It is from Sabine who lives in Germany. It is of the beautiful castle Burg Eltz in Munstermaifeld Germany. It's like a castle from a fairy tale.
This was received as part of our August group swap for World In Postcards.

History Through Postcards

This is from the website Kansas mediocrity a post on Antique Postcards. It is a postcard from 1945 that a marine cf. Emery B. Schwartz sent home to Kansas when he was in Iwo Jima. You can read the whole post there to find out more details about the postcard. It's amazing how the small space of a postcard can hold so much!

Friday, August 28, 2009

New PostSecret Book

I just got an email from PostSecret anouncing that you can pre-order the new PostSecret Book. So interesting to see what people say in "secret".

Monday, August 24, 2009

Todays Received Postcards

From Marjolyn In Netherlands
From a trip she took to Tuscany
From Cathy in Long Beach, New York
World in Postcards

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stuff On My Cat Postcards

These hilarious postcards can be found at Stuff On My Cat by Mario Garza.

Postcard Pals

This one is from Monia who lives in Italy. She wrote a recipe for Pizza Margherita Italian Style on the back.

This is from Eduardo who lives in San Francisco. He is one of my postcard buddies from the Yahoo Postcard group.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Postcard Store Hunting

I found another online source for "touristy" postcards at My Favorite City. This site is more generic but a great find if your having a hard time finding City cards.

The Never Ending Hunt for Postcards

This nifty postcard is from the website Postcardstop where Diane has a great assortment of Theme Postcards. Since they are increasingly more difficult to find, this is a website that has a huge selection and very reasonable pricing. This one in my post is a new favorite for me. It's from a mini. golf fun spot in the Keys of Florida. Love It :-)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Greetings From Finland

This was todays postcard that I received from Tessa in Lonja, Finland.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Todays arrivals

From Kats in Finland

from Rabi in Karachi, Pakistan

Facebook Helping A Postcard Junkie out

While on facebook today I had a little bit of time to check out the postcard club that I had joined. There's only 24 members, most are from McGill University in Canada. I'm going to send out a couple of Postcards from the list. More Postcard fun.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Rabelo's Port Wine Boats from Portugal

This beautiful postcard is a return Postcard from Catarina in Portugal. The Rabelo's boats were used to transport the oporto wine.

Visiting Postcard Pal's Is a Birthday Treat

This was Felice's very first postcard sent on postcrossing

Felice currently lives in Chicago, Il.

Flower Power

These three postcards are from Felice Hutchings Postcard wall at Postcrossing and she is featured on their blog post this week. She had the awesome adventure of visiting four of her European Postcard buddies for her 50th Birthday Celebration. You can read all about her travels at the Postcrossing Blog.
She also had a fun tip on there ; "send yourself postcards while on a trip to journal your trip." Ok, maybe I'm the only one who hasn't thought to do that, But I think that's an awesome idea!!
Read all about Felice's trip, it sure inspired me~

Surfing It Up To Scotland

Glasgow Cathedral, University, George Square, Jamaica Bridge
This is my first Postcard from Karen, who lives outside of Glasgow Scotland. Karen and I have started our Round Robin. The coolest part is that I lived not too far from the sites on this picture when I was a child.

La (grande) onda
presso la costa di Kanagawa, 1830-1832 circa
This really Cool Postcard is from Sabrina who lives in southeast Louisiana. She found this postcard in Baton Rouge, to add to my Beach Scenes. Love It!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Something Old, Something New, and Some Wacky Stuff Too

Some Vintage Postcards
Modified Postcards

You know when you're walking the beach for shells and you come across the mother load of shells and you're put in total bliss. Well, that is how I felt coming across Mr. Wacky at
Stuff by Wackystuff. When I came across the collection of incredibly creative stuff on this awesome blog my ADHD went into overdrive. All the Visual Candy was like a creative shot to my brain and I had to just share with all my creative junkie friends especially those that love the art of postcards. There is so much to discover at Wackystuff's blogs and his Flickr photostream, there's also a list of places to check out listed under Wacky Links. Check out all the Wackiness at Stuff by Wackystuff, You'll be glad you did~

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bingo! It's Postcard Art

This Postcard is made my Mandy and is from the Blog Sunday Postcard Art.
This puts two of my favorite things in the whole wide world together. Postcards and Making art with paper. Yummy!
So..Every Sunday they post a challenge to make a 6" x 4" piece of artwork using any medium you work with such as fabric, collage, paint, ink, stamping, all that fun stuff. The challenges are posted in the morning on Sundays, and this weeks challenge is BINGO. Mandy's art at the top is the sample and you'll find more by going to the comments and checking out the ready participants. If Postcard Art is your thing, You'll love this blog~

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More PostSecret Posts

PostSecret has put some more postcards on their blog, so go check them out! You'll be glad you did~

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sea Horse Postcard

I sent this Postcard to Roya in Taiwan today.

Help In Finding Your Favorite Pen

These pens are from Julie's blog Whatever.
Julie "reviews pens, inks, and paper, talks about postcard's, letter writing, and journaling."This blog is full of great information on the difference between types of pens, and helps us understand the jargon of the trade. Julie also has a great blog list that I'm looking forward to checking out. Check out her blog, You'll be glad you did~

Displaying Your Postcards

I found this on Postcrossings blog this morning. Ana in Portugal came up this pot lid rack from Ikea. This is great if you want to have them visible and not put away in an album.