Write On Update

writeon1At first I thought of making all of my cards for this WriteOn challenge and then I realized it would be cutting too far into my work schedule so I ran out to find some cute cards to use to write my 30 letters. I found all these beauties at TJ Maxx. I have always looked at the card selections there because they get really great brands and sell them at a really good price.

writeon5I even think I will use the clever box designs and try to recreate them with my Silhouette. I am always looking for the challenge. The butterfly one on the left even has a magnetic closure which I will definitely be incorporating into a future project.

writeon4I began writing a list of potential recipients and will check them off as I mail them a letter. I am sad to say that I don’t buy books of stamps as often as I would like. Despite my complaints that I don’t want Post Offices closing, while preparing for this challenge I realize that I don’t do enough to ensure that doesn’t happen. And that means using their services more regularly and buying more stamps. I can’t imagine not having post offices anymore than I can seeing our libraries disappear.  So this challenge will help me put action to my beliefs.

I found these lovely floral stamps and they are almost too pretty to mail (there goes that hoarder talking)!

writeon2I love this card because the flowers are dimensional and the envelope is in pretty colors too.

I sat and began writing and let me tell you, I don’t write as much and for very long when I do so I am embarrassed to say, that my hand actually began aching. However, I pushed on and wrote two letters.

writeon3Apollo even joined in and mailed his first letter for the month. Today I will write another. I am liking that the recipients won’t be expecting anything from me so that makes it more special.

I hope you find a time to send a letter to someone this month. Think how happy they will be to receive it and it only costs you the price of a postage stamp.



  1. You are so cute… and I love this project… I used to be so good about sending mail to people. So… today when I was at the post office to mail our not so fun annual mail, I got stamps that I may have to share. They rock! Like you, I always go for flowers, loved the farmers market of recent, but these are so fun everyone should send mail!

    • Thanks Ashley. I can’t wait to see what book of stamps you bought. My post office has a limited selection right now. Makes me want to snoop to neighboring towns and see what their selling!! You know, I just might do that. The next thing I need to work on my handwriting. I was in the computer industry for many years before the boys so writing with my hands was not really needed much. So I look at my handwriting and cringe. What happened? Well I hope you resume writing again because it’s how we will impact this technology crazed society in a good way.

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