Little Cards: December through February

5 Apr

Much like with the postcards from yesterday, I have some catching up to do via Little Cards…

December:

North Pole:

Christmas Carols:

January:

Zodiac:

Inchies:

February:

Hearts:

Boy Bands:

With any luck I’ll have Enchanted and Dr. Seuss ATCs from last month to share with you soon, along with the motivation to do so. As for this month, there are 7 of us currently making Bunny ATCs, and 3 of us making Rom-Com ones.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about the “ATCs” from the Inchies set above, Jenn wanted to do an Inchies swap where we all made 4 even little-r cards that were 1 inch by 1 inch. I stuck each batch to a regular white card so I A) could keep ’em separated by artist, and B) put ’em in my binder with everything else I’ve acquired from our little group.

I love this little group, by the way; the joy I’ve gotten from these cards in the mail, whether I post them or not, has been nothing but little!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Postcards from Wonderland #13

4 Apr

The following postcards have been on this side of the looking glass for the past two months or so, but if you read yesterday’s blog post, you know I’ve been “down the rabbit hole.” Better late than never!

These first two were sent to me by Kira from Letters, Postcards, and a Cup of Tea:

How cool, by the way, were her additions to the backs?

The rest of these postcards came thanks to Othella. If the style looks familiar, it’s because they were from a set my dad gave me, and I wanted ’em back used.

More Postcards from Wonderland to come this week, so be sure to keep tuning into this mad tea party of mine.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Even Slower than a Snail

3 Apr

It’s a trivial pet peeve, but I have often been annoyed when pan pals will apologize for taking so long to write. Here I am, though, wanting to apologize for not writing here since January. I wish I could say the hiatus has been because I’ve been too busy living life to write about it, but the truth is that I fell into a depression. Like, if you thought this blog suffered, you should have seen my house.

In my last post I said that blogging just hadn’t been a priority, and honestly writing letters and making ATCs weren’t much of ones either. I only made Little Cards per my theme group, and letters were tended to over a week or two rather than a day or two like my pen pals have come to expect. I know no one but me actually minded, but when it comes to depression (with a side of anxiety), you just feel like you’re letting everyone down.

Thankfully over the past week or so, I’ve been feeling like I’m getting my mojo back. I’ve been staying caught up on letters, I’ve been making things for ATC the Change again, and I have more blog posts planned for the duration of the week (mainly Postcards from Wonderland ones 😉 ). A few things have changed to make this change possible. First, I dropped someone I didn’t enjoy corresponding with even before my depression, and second, I disbanded my Postcard Posse since despite starting over after some drama, my heart just wasn’t it. I think with any hobby there just comes a time where you feel like you’re doing it more out of obligation than enjoyment, and in my case, saying goodbye to what felt more like chores has helped reinvigorate me. I still have a ways to go, but I’m glad about how far I’ve come. In the meantime, I appreciate your patience.

Until tomorrow!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.25

30 Jan

Much like my last mail call, this is a bit messed up since I should have posted some of the following on the 15th. Blogging just hasn’t been a priority over the past month or so, but hopefully as the year progresses I can begin to prioritize Sincerely Kate a bit better again. Well, without furter ado…

January 5th: I got a couple ATCs from a trade I made, and Logan got one, too 🙂

January 6th: We got a belated Christmas card from my brother Erik and his wife, an early Valentine-friendly package from Sarah, and some of the birthday presents I ordered for the Loganator.

January 7th: Another package from Sarah came today– meet the Gnomlins!

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January 10th: Just stories from Sarah this time, but there were packages from Amazon and LulaRoe. And Pablo had a couple ATCs, too.

January 12th: Jody’s letter accompanied another Amazon box.

January 13th: The last of the birthday presents we ordered for the Loganator arrived along with stickers via Pipsticks, an ATC per a private trade, and a letter from Charmaine.

January 17th: The Loganator got a present from Sarah as well as a birthday card, while I got the set of Christmas Carols Little Cards and the postcards I ordered.

January 18th: Both of the boys received postcards– Gabe’s was from my pen pal, Justine, and Logan’s was from me!

January 19th: Another five birthday cards came for my (now) six-year-old, and a bunch of ATCs came for me.

January 20th: Thanks to Kira I received two Postcards from Wonderland.

January 21st: Sandwiched between birthday festivities for Logan were letters from Jody, Kari, and Kristy.

January 23rd: The birthday boy got some happy mail from Ashley, while I got a letter from Whitney, a Disney Pocket Letter from Jenn, a few ATCs, and more stickers via Pipsticks.

January 24th: Logan and I had even more happy mail between Sarah, Nicole, Krista, and Ashley.

January 26th: I got another turn with the stories Sarah and I have been writing together.

January 28th: A letter from Sarah came today along with the last of the Little Cards per my Zodiac theme and another miscellaneous ATC.

I think that’s everything, though I might have forgotten a birthday card for Logan here and there since I’m not used to tracking his mail. He definitely has appreciated everything he has gotten though, so much so Gabe and I picked out a couple Valentine’s Day cards we’ll be sending him soon, hehe. Thanks to everyone who sent any of us anything– you flop our mops ❤

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

 

 

 

Hail the Snail 2.24

4 Jan

This should have been posted back on the 30th– my bad.

December 15th: We got the first Christmas card of this mail call, and I got a letter from Jody as well.

December 16th: Along with a little happy mail from Sarah was a little package from my dad and another Christmas card, too.

December 17th: Two more cards came plus our Figi’s order and other Christmas-friendly packages from Nicole, my mom, and my brother Doug and his wife.

December 19th: Another thing from Figi’s came thanks to my dad, and yet another two Christmas cards.

December 20th: Manolo had a letter from Justine, and Pablo had a batch of Little Cards.

December 21st: Now Manolo had LulaRoe leggings, Pablo had ATCs from a couple of trades, and UPS delivered some goodies my mom ordered from Amazon. But wait, there’s more! I banged out Harry Potter and the Cursed Child after starting it two days before 😀

December 22nd: I received Christmas cards from two of my pen pals, as well as Little Cards from one of ’em.

December 23rd: I heard from Jody for the second time this mail call.

December 24th: Kayla’s Christmas card made it just in time.

December 25th: There was no mail, but the boys and I all received many a goody.

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December 27th: A couple more Christmas cards trickled in.

December 28th: Thanks to my dad, this holiday season got a bit more merrier. Getting the stories back from Sarah was just frosting on the sugar cookies 😀

December 29th: There was happy mail from Kära, double from Sarah, and there was an Amazon order, too.

December 30th: I got two orders today– stamps and LulaRoe!

December 31st: 2016 ended with a letter from Kristy and a postcard from Kayla.

January 3rd: The first letters of the year are from Jody, Kari, and Kayla, and the first package was from Hot Topic 😛

January 4th: And the first mail I got from Pablo was a letter from Whitney and a few ATC trades– these cards in particular were my favorites:

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I hope your Christmas was a merry one, and that your New Year has been merry, too. Ours has been interesting so far– hence the late post! Thanks for your patience 🙂

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

 

Postcards from Wonderland #12

21 Dec

I’ve been meaning to post this post for a large portion of the month, but better late than never, eh? Besides, there are already eleven of these posts where, in each one, I show you at least five postcards relevant to Alice in Wonderland— that’s over 50 of the things! I’m grateful to everyone who has helped such a descent down the rabbit hole. The first three postcards you’re about to see were originally sent to me blank by my dad and then filled out by Justine, and Sarah is responsible for the other two, though Ashley sent me the last one blank first as well.

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I said it before and I’ll say it again: I have the most wonderful enablers!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.23

15 Dec

November 30th: November ended with a letter from Jody and a surprise package from Barnes & Noble, courtesy of my mom.

December 1st: December started with our first Christmas card of the season, as well as the last batch of November’s Little Cards and some happy mail from Sarah.

December 2nd: Another surprise from my mom– a Daytimer refill– came today, and a letter from Justine, too.

December 3rd: Along with a letter from Kari and a Christmas card from Sarah, more orders came, but I’m responsible for these ones 😀

December 4th: I paid Pablo a visit and was rewarded with ATCs from two private trades.

December 5th: Manolo had a letter from Nicole, a letter and a postcard from Kayla, and a story and the following goodies from Sarah:

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December 6th: Today’s offering was a Christmas card from Justine, a postcard from Sarah that Ashley originally sent me, and an Etsy order that sadly was not worth the wait.

December 7th: Manolo ran out of stuff for a bit, but Pablo had a letter from Whitney.

December 9th: We now have the license plate for this beauty we’re leasing:

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December 10th: Last week ended with a letter from Ashley and Little Cards from Arlene.

December 13th: Along with a Christmas card from my brother Tom’s family, I got three envelopes worth of happy mail from Sarah.

December 14th: Another two envelopes from Sarah came, plus two from Jenn and Jody– Jenn’s had her North Pole Little Cards, and Jody’s the letter that went missing over a month ago.

And that’s all folks! At least for now 🙂
Sincerely, Kate ~!~