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"No Cheese Mail" from Vizma in Australia!

Another map in my mailbox too, This one of the whole wide world!

(and in BLUE) Inside view of the envelope:

Lots of stampings on the envelope and a joy to check out all the details:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 22, 2013 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Mini boekie from Manoir aux Visons...Marie Wintzer in Japan

It arrived in a colorful hand made envelope, fun Japanese images

and beautiful postage stamps, as always!

It…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 22, 2013 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Karokalender 2013 from the Haptic Werewolf!

Oh, Erni...it's a great package that arrived in Greece today!

And we know that the package itself is an Erni-work-of-art:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Buz Blurr sends something special and asks a lot in return :-)

Another surprise in the mailbox was from Buz Blurr!

Here he really has it going good! See that ol' Ford?

The KEY to his art is the key!…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

CrackerJack Kid surprise!

It's red and with classic stampings...Nebraskadada!

it's a CD?

Well, 'tis a "pseudo CD"...no hole or…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Keep Calm...Drink Tea, from Neil Gordon and a great boekie, too!

Neil collects "tea things", and he very generously has sent many,many great tags and bags .

Also, there are some "BLUE" items from a vitamin C fizzy drink , a BLUE ribbon, cork,

and other mail art omens, soon to be used in future mail art ! 'Love the "BLUE" envelope, too, Neil! xxx…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2013 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments

VISPO from Cathy M. Bennett and John M. Bennett

This is an "Enlightened Belly Button" from C. Mehrl Bennett,

our "Visual Mom". And along with it was and envelope full of great things:

"The Many Varieties of Beer" ... a wonderful detailed graph:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Meeting at the Tate! From MailArt Martha and Stripygoose

Fun! fun! Fun! at the Tate Britian, I see!

Fun little clear packet arrived from MailArt Martha.

The card has the work of Stripygoose along the top...waddling :-)

Oops, is that a red egg?

Also the "Field Study" info and a…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Beautiful BLUE from Suus in Mokum and BLUE envie with flower from Fleur and BLUE Xmas from TVsnow

Don't be "blue", but have happy "blues" from Suus.

Her artistic work is fantastic and so wonderfully patterned!

Always a joy to receive! Thank you so much. xxx

Fleur sent a flower...of course!Look at that BLUE sky!

With…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

From Japan: a Deborah Davidson etegami of the moon, and "snake" wishes from Tokitama

Dosankodebbie is no longer here at IUOMA, but she continues to create wonderful

etegami cards, and one arrived in Greece. Beautiful Japanese papers make this "moon",

but unfortunately texture and "feel" is lost because it is plastic…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2013 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Blog Jam: Wise Owls and New Year 2013 mail art!

Great mail art arrived in Greece today. Not one, but two FAB cards from Stripygoose.

The Wise Owl:

And a Sly Fox, too:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 10, 2013 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Haptic Werewolf strikes again and x4 COLLAGES! :-)

Erni does an amazing job of wrapping his collage treasures, and special care is needed to open the wrappings, 

then there are wonderful collages inside! Four (4) distinctly Erni art, from 2000, 2002, 2003:

"VorOrt" 2000:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 10, 2013 at 1:26pm — 8 Comments

Haptic Werewolf strikes again and x4 :-)

Haptic Erni in Hamburg sends a great big envelope!

About 25 x 35 cm...UHU sticks but doesn't fit :-)

Not lost, however, the post gal carefully put it on top of the mail box!

Erni's envelopes and wrappings are art…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 10, 2013 at 12:59pm — 2 Comments

Trouble with USA Postal Service?

Anyone else getting mailings returned that were sent to the United States?

Terry Reid posted a photo of one that was returned to him:

Copy of undelivered to Catherine Melle Ferret

And I had 4 Christmas mailings returned last week.…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 7, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Mail Art Monday of the New Year! From From Valentine Mark Herman, and Nadine, and JF Chapelle and DK Elgin

Full mail box this sunshine Monday.

Val sent , well a "resend" ...a "Blue 4 U" card

and the postage has fallen off the slippery card, but arrived. Yay!

Nadine also sent "Blue" with the "Pines of Loctudy" by Maurice…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 7, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Snowflake and circles from Mim!

For sure...always a joy to receive mail art from Mim Scalin!

Her special hand-made envelope and full of punched circles, YAY!

I will be using many of these circles for Birthday Mania 2013…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 5, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Petit Paquet from Lindsay Stewart

Looks like a huge Valentine on the outside,

nice red heart and white "lace" with vintage soldier photo.

Also, I like the "moose" in the Canadian postage stamp!

And the inside is full of fun items to be recycled into mail…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Nancy Bell Scott sends a packet of mail art treasures

Happy Holiday greetings on Nancy's envelope, puts a smile on my face.

And 'love her designs by the address! touch of BLUE!

Full of wonderful items inside:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 5, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

EAT ART from the "smiling doggie with the sharp teeth" CONTENTS! :-)

Not a HUGE box...about 22 x 16 x 10 cm. , but a nice textural corrugated box,

and it is amazing ALL that it contains :-) Erni knows how to pack 'em!

First: 

sponges...red, yellow, green and one BLUE, I kid you not!

Very…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

EAT ART from the "smiling doggie with the sharp teeth"? Late but not Lost!

When the Haptic Werewolf smiles...all is not lost!

The holiday postal shuffle made this parcel from Erni in Hamburg arrive really LATE to Kate in Thessaloniki.

Usually we can send from Greece to Germany, and Germany to Greece, and…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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