card catch-up time!

August 25, 2006 at 1:29 pm (my indulgent friends, official postcrossing cards, tags)

denali.jpgour good friends lori and dan live in alaska and lori is who i send all the cool stamps to.  i’m trying to get her hooked on postcrossing, too!  :)  she sent me these 2 beautiful cards. denali-2.jpg

de-31233.jpg my first official card from Germany! it’s from claudia in cologne.

fi-50939.jpg an adorable official card from  tuuli in finland.  i love all these moomin cards!

fi-51616.jpg another great official moomin card from finland from nlina in helsinki.

another-us-2-us.jpga us to us tag card from coloradogreystar

beach-tag.jpg a beach tag card from susan in vancouver, CA.

church-tag.jpg Grote of Onze Lievevrouwekerk in Dordrecht, Netherlands.  Emgee sent it to me for the historic church tag.

gothic-tag.jpgthis card is from benjamin in malaysia.  he says, “this art is loosely based on the culture of the Iban people of Sarawak”.  The artist is Kelvin Chap.  It’s for the gothic art tag.  amazing!

historic-home-tag.jpg this is the Puckett Cabin in Virginia, home of midwife Orelena Hawks Puckett.  She delivered over 1000 babies.  Historic Home tag card from Renae.

mountain-tag.jpg a beautiful view of the superstition mountains in AZ from Rororosie for a mountain tag.

theatre-tag.jpg the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow- a lovely card from Tatiana for a theatre tag.

us-2-us.jpg a nice multiview of cleveland, oh from gretchen for another us 2 us tag.

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norway + moomin = good day!

August 15, 2006 at 3:48 am (cool stamps, official postcrossing cards)

norway.jpgmy first ever official (or otherwise) card from norway!  It’s from Astrid. She says the picture on the card is the Geiranger fjord in Southern Norway.

this is the cool norwegian stamp:

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Here is my latest Moomin card, an official card from Taikatuutuu in Espoo, Finland.  Note the fun shape! It is of the character Little Myy.  I am so crazy about Moomin! :)

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a lot of catching up to do!

August 11, 2006 at 1:11 am (cool stamps, my indulgent friends, official postcrossing cards, tags)

i’ve been a bit behind because of work and stuff, so this should get me up to date.  check out these cards:

scan0001.jpg Helsinki at night, an official card from Hilja.

scan0002.jpg A cookie recipe I received in a swap with Bodaquilt- sounds delicious!

 scan0003.jpg Katherine sent me this view of her city Dortmunder in Germany and wrote me in spanish so we could practice! (language other than english tag)

scan0004.jpg a funny offical card from Danielle in Holland

scan0005.jpgA reindeer!  This card is an official card and was made by the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.  It is from Maalaistalli in Porroo, Finland.

scan0006.jpg this beautiful card is an official card from tiiabea in Finland.  It’s a cool square shape too.

scan0007.jpg a really cool antique map of africa from larkspur in texas for a “you choose” tag.  i picked it because it made me think of warren in kenya!

scan00081.jpgthis card is for the “peculiar” tag and is from laura in finland.  she says the artwork is by Sipo Lumatainen and the name of the piece is “Me and Leonardo”.  I love bizarre postcards!

scan0009.jpg this is the cool stamp that came with laura’s card

scan0010.jpg a card from Silvermel for the toys tag

scan0011.jpga lovely lighthouse from Skrallan in Finland for the lighthouse tag

scan0012.jpg this card is from vixen (in finland) for a peculiar card swap.  it cracks me up! 

scan0014.jpg a beautiful view of Pulau Redang in Terengganu, Malaysia from Newrule for the “typical landscape” tag

scan0015.jpg this is the beautiful stamp from the Malaysian card

scan.jpg this very cool card is from my friend and fellow postcrosser baranpower.  She thoughtfully picked up this card for me at Pitchfork.  She’s a sweetie!

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the last cards of july

August 1, 2006 at 3:05 am (cool stamps, my indulgent friends, official postcrossing cards, tags)

Today I hit the jackpot: one official card, one tag, and one card from a friend!

fi-43384.jpgMy latest Moomin card, it’s an official card from Satu66 in Finland.  MOOMIN!

katstamp2.jpgthis is the stamp on the Moomin card. Finland makes such cool stamps.

nice-carol.jpgCarol sent me another card, this one from a Series of Unfortunate Events. Carol knows my love for the grim Victorian look. . .

book-tag.jpgThis cool card was made for me by Hattu in Germany.  It’s for the “recommend a book to me” tag.  The card shows the cover of the book recommended to me; Zu Hause (At Home).  Hattu writes, “It tells the story of Larus.  Laurus lives in Hamburg and returns back to Iceland (his former home) for X-mas.  But his journey fastly spirals out of control and soon the fact that he is declared dead in Iceland is his smallest problem.  The book impressed me very much and the rights shortly sold to the U.S.”  My first handmade card too, and the book sounds good!

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G’day!

July 28, 2006 at 10:00 pm (cool stamps, official postcrossing cards)

Today I got an official card from Australia.  My first Australian card!  It’s from Wildrose (Jenni) in Adelelaide, South Australia.

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It also had such a cool stamp!

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Back from vacation and rich in postcards!

July 26, 2006 at 2:56 am (my indulgent friends, official postcrossing cards, tags)

I have some amazing cards to show you today!

ca-5607.jpg This is my first official card from Canada! (New Brunswick to be exact)

fi-39625.jpgThis awesome card is an official one received from Karen in Finland.  She obliged my love for Moomin!

 fi-39059.jpg My first official card from Finland AND my first cat card! (I am a woman of many obsessions, cats being one of them.  It’s from Irena.)

pl-1462.jpg My first card from Poland!  It is an official one from Basia.  I showed it to my friend Margo from Poland and she was so happy to see it.  Basia says “according to legend, the dragon lived in a cave under the castle and terrorized the whole city until an ingenious shoemaker fed it a sheep stuffed with phsophorus.  The dragon exploded, but apparently the city missed him as they build him a monument.” 

nl-15097.jpgThis is the first official postcrossing card I ever received.  It’s a lovely night view of Holland from Nadine.  I would love to visit the Netherlands!

moon-tag.jpg This beautiful card is from Lindos, Greece, where Moisianu from Finland visited a few weeks ago.  She sent this lovely view to me for a moon tag.

private-swap.jpg This unusual card is from Saija in Finland.  She is very cool and sent me this card from the Valamo Monastery in exchange for a new Miami card I had.  She is so nice! 

my-friend-carol.jpg One of my oldest and dearest friends in the universe is Carol.  She knows of my weird postcard thing and sent me this from her vacation at her mom’s, where there are wild ponies just like in the card.  She recommends reading Her Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik in her card.  Go get it!

fi-41225.jpg I got this fantastic Moomin card today as an official card from Maija in Finland.  She was nice enough to translate the card for me, which she said loosely means, “May happiness be with you on your life’s journey and a good friend to be with you all the time.” :)

privateswap2.jpgAnother really cool Moomin card from Saija in Finland (who I sent me the lovely angelic card above) from a private swap.

turtle-swap.jpg Adorable green turtle hatchlings from Pelf in Malaysia. I swapped her a loggerhead card, our native marine turtle in Florida.  She works to preserve the marine turtle population.  Find out more here!

us-to-us.jpg Imelda, how did you know I’m crazy for Emily the Strange?  (maybe my love of skulls, bats, and so forth gave it away, huh?) This is from Ohio for a US to US tag.  Thanks!

map-tag.jpg Gniessrock of Colorado sent me this way cool map of Colorado for a map tag.  My first CO card!

us-to-us-2.jpgCheck out this card from Karen in SD.  (US to US tag again. I’m hooked!) Paha Ska, according to the card, is a Sioux artist, most noted for painting Sioux legends on animal hides.  This card is really awesome because my husband used to live right by Mount Rushmore, so he really dug it. 

Whew! I’m all caught up as of this moment.  Who knows what will come in the mailbox tomorrow????

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not at home

July 16, 2006 at 10:53 pm (Uncategorized)

i’m housesitting for my mom all week, so I have internet access but am not at home to get my mail.  Luckily my long suffering husband is dutifully calling me and telling me about the postcards that are arriving.  There will be lots for me to scan when I get home in a week! 

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a lucky day!

July 10, 2006 at 9:40 pm (tags)

butterfly tag this beautiful card is from yote in finland for the butterfly tag

Magic, Paranormal, ESP tag this awesome card was made by wackystuff for the magical/paranormal tag.  it came from British Columbia, Canada.  So unusual!

Food Packaging TagThis delicious card is from iitaliina in finland.  it’s for the food packaging tag.  YUM!

cat stamp! this is the adorable stamp on iitaliina’s card!

amyswap.jpgthis is a private swap i did with amybelle, who needed a FL map card for her collection.  I was happy to oblige, and got a cool Milwaukee card! 

I had been feeling down about postcrossing lately because i’ve not heard from people whether or not they received my cards in tags.  But  getting 4 lovely cards in one day totally cheered me up!  Now i have to come up with a cool way to display or store all my postcrossing cards, anyone have cool ideas?

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my first card to be received

July 6, 2006 at 10:10 pm (tags)

Scenes from Holland at night

this card is courtesy of QTPi for the “your city by night” tag.  Very cool!

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