Happy Mail

More happy mail from two lovely ladies

I was amazed to get all these lovely fibres from Sue. She already sent me a package that was massive. Love the vibrant colours. I’m thinking boho, mermaid, and forest journals are in the making with these.

Then the lovely Tonia sent me these amazing trims:

So excited to make pockets with them and do some sewing with them.

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Happy mail from Andrea

Thank you so much to Andrea for sending a lovely happy mail that I could use to decorate this middle page of my 2018 journal.

Here’s the package she sent me:

I especially love the lace and have already used some of it to decorate the spines of some of my journals.

And she sent me my first piece of cheesecloth. I’m so excited because I’ve been wanting some. I’d love to be able to sew it and making collages with it when I’m more confident with the sewing machine.


Cancelled stamp haul

I bought a bulk lot of stamps to make stamp embellishments.

I bought 80 but the lady threw in quite a few extras and I got over 100.

They also came with a lovely card.

I got these stamps specifically to make tag embellishments inspired by Liz at The Paper Project.

Here’s the first tag embellishment I made for one of my journals:

Love it!

Will definitely make more of these.

Here’s the video that inspired me:

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Next happy mail sent to South Africa

Slowly ticking off the countries I’m doing happy mail swaps to.

So far I’ve done Australia, USA, Germany, Sweden, UK, the Netherlands, and now South Africa.

I’m thinking I’d love to get a stamp and a postcard from each country too.

It’s so fun!

Do you do snail mail swaps or have pen pals?


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Received this happy mail from the Netherlands

Yay, so excited to get this happy mail full of supplies for junk journaling.

I love knowing a package is coming and the anticipation of it arriving at my house. And I get so excited about opening it. It really does make me happy. I love the surprise and that it’s an exchange rather than buying a mystery box.

I love the blue butterfly fabric and the Dutch lace the most.

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Happy mail I’m sending to South Africa

Here’s the latest package I put together to send to a fellow junk journaler I’m doing a happy mail swap with.

It includes papers, music pages, book pages, magazine pages, colouring pages, stickers, paper bags, cards, napkins, buttons, die cuts, washi tape, and other bits of ephemera that can be used in junk journals.

Hope she likes it.

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Happy mail from Sweden

So excited to receive this happy mail from Sweden.

I especially love the mini junk journal. It’s the first junk journal I’ve received that someone else has made. So special.

I also love the sewed items. I love the use of sewing in junk journals and would love to give it a go. Only problem is I’d have to learn how to sew and I’m not sure about buying sewing machine, especially if I’m no good at sewing.

Something to think about as I continue my junk journal adventures.

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My first random act of kindness happy mail

In the junk journal group I’ve joined, there is a list where everyone can write their address so we can send and receive happy mail as a random act of kindness (RAK happy mail).

I love that it can be anonymous and that it’s unexpected. You have no idea if someone has sent anything to you.

I got my first RAK last week and it was such a lovely surprise.

You don’t have to send anything back but I always want to, especially since gifts is my love language and I just love spoiling people.

Here’s the package I’m sending back:

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Next happy mail to the Netherlands

Here’s the next package I’m sending overseas for a happy mail swap.

I’ve now got the goal to do a happy mail swap with people from as many countries as possible.

So far I’ve got Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, and now the Netherlands.

I’m hoping to do one a month.