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FOTM: December

Today is not only the last day of the month, it’s also the last day of the year 2012. I liked this year a lot because I’ve met great new people, visited beautiful new places and also found wonderful new and old penpals. πŸ™‚ I’m sad to see this year coming to an end…but I’m also excited to see what the new year has in store for me! πŸ˜€

So here isΒ  my last “Favorite Of The Month” post for this year.

1. Deco tape

In December I’ve used my Christmas and Hello Kitty Deco tape a lot…almost on all my Christmas cards and letters. πŸ™‚ I found all three of them at Michael’s.

2. Storage box

This is my three layer storage box I use to store things I use for my letter writing and envelope making. It always sits next to me when I’m writing letters and doing crafts. It’s my crafty toolbox πŸ˜‰

3. Christmas stickers

And since December is the holiday/Christmas month, I used my favorite Christmas stickers a lot this month. β™₯ Luckily the package was pretty big and I still have a lot left over for next year. πŸ™‚

That’s it from me for this year! Thanks so much for reading my blog and I hope you all will continue reading my blog in 2013! I already have lotsΒ  of blog post ideas and I’m also planning a little giveaway for the first January week…don’t miss it! πŸ™‚

Happy New Year 2013!

 

Christmas Stationery

I love using season related stationery when I write letters, so of course I’m writing on Christmas stationery this month. Here are my favorite Christmas stationery and stickers I’m using for my penpals’ letters this season.

I found this cute ornament stationery with matching envelopes at AC Moore:

And I ordered this other beautiful Christmas ornament stationery online last year:

And I also found these cute Christmas / winter stickers…at Michael’s:

I think the Christmas season is way too short! I didn’t get to use all of my Christmas papers and envelopes… What about you? Are you using Christmas stationery at the moment or are you writing your letters on regular, non-seasonal stationery?

American craft stores + haul

I love living in the US. One reason is all the arts and craft stores and the big variety of supplies they sell. πŸ™‚

I remember when I lived in Germany I couldn’t find too many nice things..and when I found some, they were pretty expensive.

But here in the US it’s different. It’s a crafty person’s paradise! πŸ˜› In my state we have craft stores like AC Moore, Michael’s and Jo-Ann’s. When I lived in the South, I loved shopping at Hobby Lobby.

They have sooooooooo many cool things for every creative project you can imagine…and most of the time they have great sales going on. πŸ˜€

Last weekend we stopped at a Jo-Ann’s on our way home from a Christmas party and I found a few things I’m going to use for my envelope making and letter writing. And of course they were all on sale πŸ˜€ My penpals can expect pretty and colorful letters in their mailboxes soon. πŸ˜‰

Here’s what I got:

A scrapbook set (including album), Halloween die-cut card stock and lots of stickers πŸ™‚

I’ll be using these for my Halloween 2013 envelopes πŸ˜€

Pretty alphabet stickers

And some vintage style stickers for only $1!

Somehow I totally missed that this set also included an album πŸ˜‰ But that works for me! Not sure what I’m going to use it for yet, but it’s pretty and I love all the papers, stickers and other things included in the set!

Did I mention that I love pretty paper?!

I can’t wait to use these pretty stickers! They remind me of Valentine’s Day… πŸ˜‰

Do you have any cool crafts stores where you live?

FOTM: November

Wow another month is over and tomorrow the last month of this year begins. Today being the last day of the month means it’s time for another “Favorites Of The Month” post…so here are my favorites of the month of November:

1. Tiny bird rubber stamp

This month I’ve used this beautiful stamp a LOT β™₯

2. Postcrossing.com

I’ve sent lots of postcards this month…not only through the regular Postcrossing swaps but also through private swaps and tags in the Postcrossing forum. Are you a member of Postcrossing?

3. Amy & Tim stationery

I’ve had my Amy & Tim stationery for quite some time but because I have ton of stationery I hardly ever used this particular one…until this month. I used it for several letters and I like it a lot. πŸ™‚

4. My sticker box

I have a plastic shoebox full of stickers..it weighs at least 5 pounds LOL I’ve received and bought all my stickers over the past few years and I love having my box next to me while I’m writing letters and just digging for cute stickers that go with the stationery I’m using. Ah those addictions… ^_^

Welcome winter time!

It’s not winter yet but last night Daylight Saving Time has ended and we set our clocks from summer to winter time and gained one hour. I’m happy about having one more hour but somehow I’m tired all day today. Probably because it’s cloudy and dark outside. So this grey day is the perfect time to post some colorful pictures! πŸ™‚

I just finished a letter to one of my German penpals and used the envelope I made with a page of a children’s book:

Now I only have to write 1 more to Germany and 2 to California but probably not today as I still have to finish some other things around the house since yesterday was such a busy day. My cousin’s baby shower was fun and I saw lots of people that I hadn’t seen in over a year, which was great. πŸ™‚ I also had a chance to talk to my parents via webcam and catch up.

In the morning I went to the post office to finally buy my Christmas stamps and I also went to the dollar store and as I promised, here’s my (mini) shopping haul:

I really liked these cute balloon stickers. I haven’t counted them but I got a big sheet full of pretty stickers for $1.

And I was happy to find some Christmas treat bags that I’ll use as envelopes, just like my Halloween trick-or-treat bag envelopes. πŸ˜‰ Unlike the Halloween package, the Christmas one came with 12 instead of 6 bags. The paper is a bit different but they still will be good envelopes. Can’t wait for the Christmas time to arrive! πŸ˜€

Thanks for all your comments on my last blog post! It’s interesting to read about your letter writing habits. πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful Sunday night and a good week!