Wednesday, September 15, 2010

my smiling mailbox


i walked out to my mailbox yesterday and i noticed it was smiling.....and when i opened it, i understood why, because this wonderful mail art from ludid over at turn up the sound was waiting for me!!  the envelope is gorgeous, and ludid created it by repurposing the baby wipes that she uses while she's working on her gorgeous journal pages.....she glued the dried wipes to card stock,  stitched the mailing labels on, and then stitched up the sides.  the end result is a beautiful rainbow envelope that feels soft like fabric, but is sturdy enough to go through the mail!  (she also mentioned that the postage stamp wouldn't stick to the wipes, so she had to place a sticky back label to it first, and then place the postage on top!)
but the smile doesn't stop there.....tucked inside this mail art-elope was a gorgeous, colorful fabric scrap from an indian tribe of the peruvian jungle with a sweet little pin attached, a custom note that was made using the same painted baby wipes, and my very own print of "eugene finds creativity" (is he absolutely darling, or what?!!)!!!
ludid, you are such a sweetheart!!  thank you for sharing your artwork, your creativity, and your heart with me!!!  my mailbox is smiling......and so am i (and my smile is MUCH bigger!!)!


you can visit ludid here.....she creates absolutely gorgeous handmade journals, and even more spectacular journal pages to go inside!!!  and.....it's your lucky day.....she's having a give-away!!!


21 comments:

nacherluver said...

What wonderful goodies! Thanks for the link to her website. Love it! Now following her as well ;)

Pat said...

Wow! All that color and creativity in one place should almost be illegal. But I'm so glad it's not! Thanks for sharing.

Elena said...

How cool! It must have been great finding these in the mail. Thanks for sharing and love your journal in the next post. Are you tired of my saying how much I love your lettering?

PaperPumpkin said...

You are so sweet and cute and wonderful, that even your mailbox smiles! Glad you had a surprise art-elope, lori! How fun is that?

Eden said...

I am in AWE of Mail art!! Really, I can't get enough. Love to see it, even better to receive it :D

ballet news said...

Wonderful indeed ! Those colours and the way it's put together. WOW !!

Nancy said...

Now aren't you a blessed girl to get such happy mail...Love it and it just goes with your happy self....

Megan Coyle said...

What fun! Doesn't it make your day when your mailbox is smiling?

Createology said...

This is very happy mail indeed. What fun to receive this and I can see why your mailbox was smiling. Happy mailing...

Ophelia said...

Exciting mail indeed! Must have brightened your day!

Beedeebabee said...

Oooh how pretty Ludid's mail is, Lori! I bet your mailbox is still smiling...and now we all are too! Thank you for the link! xo Paulette

Ludid said...

my dear friend. thank you for your wonderful words. you know this already. you play a huge part in my creative journey and....we need a creative playdate :-).

Tara said...

how so very cute is all of that! i know you and your mailbox are very happy!
checkin out her blog...
hugs,
tara

Lancerika said...

Lori, you are the luckiest
girl in the world!
How CooL to get
one of a kind
*Art Mail*
creative and FuN:))

A Dancing Mango said...

Lori, so nice to stop by and see what you are up to.. looks like you have been busy and also the gift you received is wonderful!
Wow..
Hugs, Darlene xo

Mary said...

no wonder you and your mailbox is smiling! what a wonderful surprise, and sweet gift!!

Lori have a lovely day!

rachel awes said...

what happy mail!
it looks like it would be
mail in one's DREAM...
& your beautiful life
is also in your waking!!

Ellie said...

How fun and magical to receive such colorful mail! It is so much fun to be surprised~

mademoiselle G said...

Oh so nice! Looks like a special treasure :-)

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I would be smiling also!! Great!!

Atticelf said...

That mail is gorgeous - no wonder you were smiling! :) I need to go check out her website, but before I do...no copics? Really? Just so you know, be forewarned, they are pretty addictive... ;)

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