Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Eclipse

Today is the big day, when the first total eclipse in to cross the continental USA in 99 years occurs, with a partial eclipse visible over the entire North American continent.

What better envelope to celebrate with than this excellent one from Cathy O.

The stamp shows the corona of the sun, only visible when the surface of the sun is blocked by the moon. USPS has really issued two stamps in one, as, when warmed, the thermochromic printing process reveals the ghostly surface of the moon.

The rest of the fun July envelopes came from...

 Jean - this one didn't scan well, it is bright pink in reality - and Troy - some stylish calligraphy.

Debbie made an envelope from a beautiful illustrated book page.

Amy put together this fascinating collage on her envelope.

And Tina used some sort of reveal-the-color technique. I am not 100% sure how she did it, as the black layer looks like it is stuck to the rainbow layer. Regardless, a great effect.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

C is for Cheese

Eric sent me this packaging from M & S in Paris.

Accompanied by these fantastic cheese stamps.

For links to more stamp themes that begin C, head over to Sunday Stamps.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gold, blue and kraft

Not the easiest to document, I sent a few of these out. This particular one went to Dorothea.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The mail snake

How cool is this mail snake that MomKat sent me form Greece?