Tuesday, 10 May 2016

my 366 project - update 12

After a little holiday on a beautiful island in the north of the Netherlands, there was a nice stack of good old mail on my doormat. 

Please find an impression below (these are the cards I've received in the last couple of weeks for my 366 project).

♥ It's so sweet a lot of people are sending a card back to me after receiving my 366 project card!  


Thanks to Barbara, Bianca, Chanou, Cindy, Esther, Janet, Jen, Lori, Maria Rachael, Ramona and Susanne!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

My bullet journal - 1

Sometimes my head is making over hours, with (almost) a full-time job, a family, a household and two webshops. Probably because of that I'm pretty good at forgetting things, which end up popping up in my mind in the middle of the night :(

Therefore I love making lists, which I then also forget (walking around in the grocery store without my shopping list) or even lose. Actually pretty sad :(
Time to organize, although...

Anyway I do want some peace and quiet in my mind and obviously it is necessary to write everything down in one place. So I was very interested in the phenomenon of "Bullet journal", I came across it the other day when browsing Pinterest and immediately searched for more information. Well you can find loads of information on the internet, many pictures of bullet journals, a lot of movies and I became more and more inspired. Still, I was not ready to go ..

Only when we were going about to sell these super cute personalized notebooks I got started. First, my lovely daughter made my notebook personal by drawing this quote on it and then I could finally get to work.

As I see a bullet journal it is a notebook that you are using as a kind of diary, but for me I will use it mainly as a storage medium for all kinds of things: to-do lists, but also birthday wish lists, a list of books I want to read, packing list for my  holiday and so on.

A couple of weeks ago I started..

As I mentioned before, I grabbed one of our "own" notebooks, apparently there are special bullet journals for sale, but I like to make it totally my own.

You number your pages and make an index page at the start of the journal. (Which of course you do not have to do the whole book all at once, I just do it the moment I'm going to use that page).

Next I made a monthly overview for the first half of 2016 and here I wrote some details; birthdays, holidays, special days ... Most bullet journals also have a list per month where the days are written in a vertical list, but I didn't see the use of that.

Then I also made an overview of the different icons with their meaning, a kind of legend.

The next pages show a weekly overview for my first week. Many examples on Pinterest show a weekly overview on 2 pages with the to do's / bullet points on each day. For me this is not convenient. I usually do a lot of things that do not necessarily have to be done on a particular day, it's just a list of things that need to be done. That is why I have chosen to make the weekly chart on the left page and then the bullet list on the other. I've been using the journal for 3 weeks now and I'm very happy with this setup.

Of course you can decide what you want to do and always adapt to what you think is fine. It's your journal and you're in charge :)

After the week view, I also added some lists, such as this example's wish list for my son's birthday. But also a list of when my shops may appear in the media or books I would like to read.

In my next blog, I will show you how I use the to-do lists to keep track of them and to create peace and quiet in my head...

Tip For more inspiration type the words "bullet journal" on Pinterest and you will find masses of examples.

Freebie Friday - April 22, 2016

This week's freebie is a printable from Studio Stift; just because we love their work and next week it's Kings day in the Netherlands. smile-emoticon

Friday, 15 April 2016

Freebie Friday - April 15, 2016

This week a very cool freebie, we found it on the site of Mr. Printable.

366 project - update #11

Please find an overview below of all the cards I've been sending in the last couple of days for my 366 project...

This joly card was send to Tayssir from Tunesia

I went to the Amsterdam Zoo the other day with my son and couln't resist buying some cards... This beautiful lion was send to Jessica from Guernsey, UK

A card from our new collection is sent to Stephanie from Almere, the Netherlands

A nice card to Suzi from Glasgow, Scotland

This card is one of my favorites, this time I've sent it to Laura from Capelle aan de IJssel, the Netherlands

Card 93 has been send to Jennifer, from Danvers Massachussets, USA

I love London :) I hope Savannah from Oegstgeest, the Netherlands does so too

Spring is in the air (although it is raining at the moment) this card is for Corine from Leiden, the Netherlands

This card is for Janet from Eureka, California, USA

a nice Ikea card for Linda from Kerkrade, the Netherlands

a card for  Bianca from Colijnsplaat, the Netherlands

a card for Aimée from Den Dolder, the Netherlands

WOW, day 100 already... This card is for Bernardine from Bennekom, the Netherlands

a nice card for Ramona from Hoorn, the Netherlands

a card for Esmee from IJsselstein, the Netherlands

This one is for Jenny from St. Larksville, USA

A nice card for Yvonne from Preston Vic Australia

and the last one in this update is for Graham from Canada (via his  vriendin Blaine)

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Yesterday it was Freebie Friday

We've been pretty busy yesterday and therefor I completely forgot to publish our next freebie for Freebie Friday on this blog. My sincere apologies...

This time you'll receive a couple of nice labels!

Go to  http://www.snailmailshop.nl/nl/freebie-friday to download them.
(sorry, site is still in Dutch only, but we are working on translating everything in English).

Monday, 28 March 2016

New collection is now online!

Just a quick blog with some nice pictures to let you all know our new collections is online, together with some new products from other designers.

We are proud! What do you think? Have a look now: https://www.etsy.com/shop/snailmailshop 





Sunday, 27 March 2016

366 project - update #10

We are pretty busy with the new colelction, but I've still managed to send a postcard every single day to someone, somewhere in the world. And the most important thing is, I still like it :)

Please find another overview below of the cards I've send in the last couple of days...

Send to: Desiree from Eindhoven, Netherlands

Send to: Elfried from Kittlitz, Germany

Send to: Esther from Uitgeest, Netherlands

Send to: Veerle from Sint Katelijne Waver, Belgium

Send to: Wilma from Alkmaar, Netherlands

Send to: Lori from Hemet, California USA

Send to: Jessica from Monnickendam, Netherlands

Send to: Maria from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Send to: Jenny from Starwoord in the state Washington USA

Send to: Vicki from Glasgow, Scotland

Send to: Condy from Emmen, Netherlands

Send to: Melanie from Nieuwleusen, Netherlands

Send to: Annette from St. Helens, Tasmanië, Australië 
(so cooooool!!, all the way to Tasmanië)

Send to: Martine from Nieuwerbrug, Netherlands

And I've received a couple back too 
Received from Milee uit Winter Springs Florida, USA

Received from Henny from Venlo, Netherlands

Received from Desiree from Eindhoven, Netherlands

Received from Wilma from Alkmaar, Netherlands

Received from Veerle from Sint Katelijne Waver, Belgium

Received from Janin from Gescher, Germany

Received from Imke from Eindhoven, Netherlands

I can still use some addressess to make my project successful. In case you also want to received one of the 366 cards, please send your address to snailmailmagazine@gmail.com!