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Monday, February 15, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - OWOH Winners and Envelope Art

Good morning and welcome to another Over The Moon Monday. Lots to get done today, so let's get to it.

I had so many people visit my blog for the One World One Heart event.  Over 500 people visited, with 189 leaving comments.  Wow!  I was overwhelmed with the response.  So, instead of having a drawing for one stamp, I decided to give away 2 of the heart stamps.  My granddaughters literally pulled the winning entries out of a box, so without further ado, let me announce the winners.  Drum roll please....and the winners are..Brenda Lee and D Schrader.  Congratulations to both of you.  Both ladies have been notified, and I'm awaiting their mailing address to get their prize in the mail. Thank you to everyone who visited my blog during this event, and to those of you who left comments. I hope to see you again soon.  And now, on with the show.....

Do you send out naked envelopes?  It always makes my day when I receive a card with an envelope that's all decked out.  And it's easy to do.  You can use random stamps to stamp a collage on your envelope, or you can keep it with the theme of your card.

This envelope was used to mail out my February ATC for a swap I'm in.  I chose to use the Valentine theme for the envelope (it's also the heart stamp for the OWOH giveaway). I used some drywall tape to make the colored corners.  I just plopped it down on the envelope, then sponged some red ink on it, then removed it from the envelope.  Here's a quick tip:  if the tape is too sticky, stick it on your clothes and remove it a couple of times to reduce the tackiness.  You can use this tip for any tape.

Here is another envelope I decorated.  I think it will be good for mailing something for spring in.  I stamped the flowers  and dragonflies with their respective colors of ink, then used glitter glue to go over them to give them a wonderful sparkle.  Can you imaging how much joy you will give the postal workers who handle this mail, all the way from your post office to the recipient's postal carrier, and then the recipient of your piece of mail will get to enjoy it too.

Here is my final piece of envelope art for today.  I made this envelope to mail my sister's birthday card in.  I think she'll like it. She keeps everything I send her, so I'm sure this envelope will end up in her collection, too. The only think I added glitter to was the sun, and he's really sparkly.  I used Twinkling H2O's directly on the flower stamp, so they have a sheen to them. The grass I drew in freehand with a green marker.

I hope you have enjoyed the envelope art today, and you will decorate your envelopes in the future.  Let's stamp out naked envelopes.

Please share any links you have to your own mail art in the comment section below. (If you are reading this from a site other than the blog, you need to visit the blog to leave comments).

Have a crafty week...


Prpldy said...

Hi Becky,

Please tell your Granddaughters thank you for pulling my name. I can't wait to use the stamp. I sent you my mailing info. I also love to decorate the outside of envelopes because I too enjoy getting fun mail in my mailbox.


Susan said...

Hey there Becky. Hope you are having a great day! I would like to let you know that you are the proud winner of my OWOH giveaway:) Congrats and please email me your address so I can send it on out :)
My email address is :0)

Hope to hear from you soon!

mandapanda said...

Oooh! I've never thought of decorating envelopes! I've only ever put the rare sticker on the back to help secure it closed. Great Idea! I will so be doing this from now on! Here in Australia, my sate of Queensland is also called the Sunshine State!
Happy Stamping!

Susan said...

I too like to stamp some images on my envelopes, but you really go all out. I came across a guy from Canada, that held international swaps just for that... stamped/decorated envelopes. I do not remember where or his name

anyway, these envelopes are very pretty!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You left a message on my e-mail, so I thought I would come see your blog. Nice mail art.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Stamping out naked envelopes!!! Love it! And love your artwork! Thanks for visiting!