Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GOTM: July 2015

This giveaway is closed. Find out who won here.

Every month I will put up a post with the GOTM (Giveaway of the Month) and you have one month to participate. The rules may differ from month to month but so will the prizes so be sure to check by the blog at least once a month to participate in the GOTM. And without further ado:

In July you have the chance to win a bunch of new penpals! Yes, doesn't that sound awesome? What you'll actually win are two different items.

Item 1 is 5 unique, handmade and neat Friendship Books (FBs) made by me. You will decide the theme(s) and I will send out the FBs to my regular penpals who will then forward them to their pals and so on.

Item 2 is a big envelope stuffed with Labelbags (LB's), FB's, Decos, Stickerbags etc. sent home to you to enjoy and pass on to your own pals.

How to participate: Please read :-)
To participate you must write a comment below.
The comment must contain the following:
  • A way to contact you (Eg. an e-mail or a blog adress, Facebook account link etc.)
  • 1-5 themes you would like your 4 FBs to be inspired by if you win.
  • That's it!
You don't have to share, pin or anything like that - feel free to do so if you want but it is not necessary. So easy right? ;-)
You can participate from anywhere in the world as long as you comment before 25th of July. I will use random.org to find winners.
The winners will be announced on the blog and will also be contacted directly so I can get your postal adress.

Good luck and have fun!

Monday, June 29, 2015

GOTM Winner - June 2015

It is time to announce the winners of my Writepretty Giveaway of the month (GOTM) June 2015.

This month I had two prizes meaning there are also two winners :-)

1st Prize winner: Aenk June
This great grab bag of items will go to Aenk June. Congratulations!

2nd Prize winner: Cindy Tomasi
These stamps are great for organizing and will now be sent to Cindy. Congrats!

Both winners have been contacted directly.

Keep an eye out for the next GOTM for July which will begin shortly.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Why you should send and recieve FBs if you love penpalling

FBs in penpal lingo has nothing to do with Facebook but is an older - and much simpler - form of communication. FBs are Friendship Books - which, as the name states, are books that can help you get new friends, swap partners or penpals - sounds great right?

Still, to some people Friendship books are annoying and 'in the way'. They feel they are chain mail and get annoyed when their penpals pass them on to them. Ofcourse you should always respect your penpals wishes but I want to tell you a few reasons why Friendship Books are actually pretty awesome if you like penpalling :-)

Free art for your letters
FBs come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have themes. When composing eg. a letter with a yellow theme simply shift through your FBs and see if you have a few with the same color theme. If so, pop them in your penpals envelope and brighten their day with a piece of free art :-)

Get to know new people
The FB is filled with adresses on people who share your interest: Penpalling! Yay! Read through the FBs - many people are great at adding a few words about themselves. Sometimes the image they add to their label will give away that they are starwars fans, love gardening etc. If they write: NPW it means New Pals Wanted and then you are just one letter away from a potential new penpal. How awesome is that?

Get the word out
FBs are a cool and unusual way of giving a shout out to a big but unknown audience.I always add this blog adress to my labels and if I am looking for new penpals, or new swap pals I write it on the label - I actually get pretty good response on this.

What do you think about FBs?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The uniqueness of a letter

This is so true!

I don't have the source for this picure but if someone does please let me know so I can credit the artist.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Yellow mail

Summer is here! We actually had a few sunny and warm days here in Denmark. That made me want to send a happy yellow letter to a friend.

I found a lovely bright polka dotted pouch for toiletries - perfect as an envelope!

I stuffed it with yellow and dotted goodies. - The little duck on the picture somehow hid itself when I was making the package so it's still sitting here staring at me from my desk :-p But still my pal will recieve some great stickers, quotes, a cute little voodoo doll and some pop candy :-)

What color should I mail next time?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Stuff I Love #4

I love.... The amazing talent of Stine Hvid. Like this smiling baby giraffe poster:


This psychadelic version of ET - and it's a pin so you can wear it - goes with everything :-p

This gardening washi tape is so me:

(Via BellasBeadHabit)

This snail mail art print should hang on the wall of all penpallers:

(Via AcrossFields)

And lastly - 'cause I love cute stuff and enjoy a nice cup of tea - these marshmallow mugs!

 (Via Amazon)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Old mail #1

In this new series I want to share some of my old letters.I've been penpalling for 20 years and kept all my letters and cards. Maybe this photo series can inspire you :-) Enjoy.

When I was a child I had an amazing penpal. She only lived around 100 kilometres from where I lived. Since we've become real life friends and still are to this day. She is really creative and this is an example of a card she made. Look at the awesome fold:

If there is one thing I love it is colorful cards. Here are some birthdaycards I recieved 10 years ago.

And some christmas cards:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Stuff I Love #3

These puffy, happy and very cute ice cream stickers. Looking forward to summer :-) They are so much fun and really pretty cheap also.

And talking about cute - how cute are these Unicorn magnets?

(via Thinkgeek)

In Denmark fathers day isn't really a big deal but I like this geeky card none the less:

(Via SableAndGray)

Although the weather is actually pretty nice in Denmark these days I'm sure this little fellow would look great in my planner:

 (via MrsBrimbles)

A great pin with an important statement

(via boysdrool)

And to wrap everything up (pun intended) this awesome balloon washi tape

(via BellasBeadHabit)