Saturday, February 7

I love being carded! Card Swap!!!

JANUARY 2010-PLEASE NOTE:
THIS CARD SWAP HAS BEEN ALTERED JUST A LITTLE BIT...

  • WE NOW SEND JUST ONE CARD A MONTH TO AN ASSIGNED PERSON
  • WE SEND ONE CARD TO "THE LUCKY ONE" (Read more below)
THAT MEANS WE SEND A TOTAL OF TWO CARDS A MONTH.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: amerskine at hotmail dot com
Thanks you!


"Excuse me Maam, I am going to need to see your ID."

"Who me? I'm not a day over 21." (Fingers crossed behind my back with a mischievous smirk.)

No, it's not that kind of carded. It's the good kind, if you like mail. Who doesn't love going to the mailbox and getting a random card or note from a friend? I felt the love last fall when my husband and I were doing field work in Idaho. By far it was the most mail I have received in years. I can not stop thinking about how much fun it was and how special I felt. Now, I want you to experience "Good Mail" loven.

Why did I highlight "Good Mail".... It is all part of the plan. One of the people responsible for my mailbox glee has an Etsy shop where she sells "Good Mail" stickers. Examples:

$7.99 for 60 stickers....math is not my forte, but I think that comes to about .13 a sticker. ***This is a special price for us so let Jill know it is for the "I Love Being Carder".*** Free Shipping!***

Why "Good Mail" stickers? Well, this is a great way to identify our GANG. You know it's our way of throwing signs. ;D

For a month or so, I will collect the names of those interested. Then, I will create an invite only blog, for privacy due to personal information. Two things will happen....Every other week (that is once every two weeks) you will receive a name, example 1-50 people...1 sends a card to 2, 2 sends a card to 3, 3 to 4.... Then the next month 1 will send a card to 3, 2 to 4..... Don't worry, each month I will give FULL detail. Then ONE lucky person will be carded by all of us. Can you imagine how cool it will be to get 50+ cards in the mail? What will you write in the card? Anything you want, but I will also provide a question for you to answer, kind of like an ice breaker. Ex. What is your idea of a perfect vacation?

What do you think? Do you like mail? Do you want to be involved? One person every two weeks, is that good? Leave a comment and I will communicate with you through email/blog. SO, Leave me you email address, please!

*Try to order your "GOOD MAIL" stickers so you have them when we get started. If you can not or do not want to use the Good Mail stickers...I understand, just make sure to write "Good Mail" on the outside of the card. Have fun, make the card or buy them...it is your call. Ohhh, I am so excited!

To get things rolling I am having a give-a-way....STAMPS of course. 2 winners will win a booklet of stamps. Winners announced when the contest starts.

Hey...spread the word. The more the merrier.

One more super fun thing to talk about... Congrats to Monkeys ARDently In Sinc who said...

I have a hate-love relationship with Valentine's day. I hate it, because it reminds me of the year I was separated from my husband (he was deployed). Then every year after, I try to ignore it, but in the secret recesses of my heart, I want the heart chocolates and the dozen roses, and the lovey-dovey things that go along with the holiday. Argh!

She is the winner of The Good Smelling Valentine's gift-a-way! Thank you, you and you.( Yes, I mean you!) I will have another contest this week, Yippy~Zippy!

Grab the button...share the swap with your blog buddies.

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106 comments:

DiPaola Momma said...

Welcome to my minions (bwaahaa haa haaaaa).. oh sorry, welcome to the Nuggets glad to have ya following.. Best of luck winning the Woo Hoo Box Part Deux

I think the wait people at the few places we go to are on to me. If they card me I TIP MORE! Some days I feel like I'm 37 going on 77!

lmerie said...

This sounds like fun! Will watch for more details!

Jamie said...

I'd love to get involved with this... I love good mail!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

:) sounds like fun :)

Small House said...

Sounds fun. I'm in.
Sandra

Jen said...

aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!! i want in!!!!!! please allow me to the invite-only blog card party! :) i love it! how much fun!!!!!

the good mail queen is amazing. as in, change my life amazing. even better in person!!!

i keep getting m'aamed instead of carded...what's up with that? oh wait- the 4 year old gives me away. but still- is it not conceivable that i conceived at 14? maybe not...

congrats to the winner! that is definitely a hate-love relationship and i get it!

Rachael said...

how fun, what a great way to spread some love...i want to play!

Veggie Mom said...

I got carded at the grocery store the other day. Seriously? Seriously. I think it was a backward compliment, but I'll take it! PS: I'm having another Pop'rs Giveaway, and I KNOW you want to enter!

Anonymous said...

Good mail? Hmmmm....it's been awhile since I've had any of that! I'm ready, count me in!

Kelly said...

Anonymus?? No, it's me, Kelly!

Lori said...

Congrats to the winner!!!

That was a great give-away.

Chris said...

Sounds like fun! I'm in!

Little Moos and Mommy Too......... said...

I want some "Good Mail"! Sometimes I have to order something just to get something in the mail.. This is much better!
Let me know the details! Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a warm welcome!

SarahDB said...

Thank you for the warm welcome to Sits. Good Mail sounds like a blast! I'm in. Is there another way to get you my email address? It has my last name in it and I'm not ready to put that out into the vortex of blog word :)

Kristin said...

I totally want in. I love to get mail as long as it is not bills.

Lene said...

Oh please please please let me in.


How fun

Tiffany said...

Ok I'm in. I love to make the cards and doing two extra special cards every few weeks will keep those creative juices flow'n.

Quiskaeya said...

Count me in too! This sounds like so much fun!

patsy said...

I'm totally IN!! :)
thanks

Z's Mom said...

This sounds like fun....count me in! All I ever get is bills...that's not "good mail"....

Janiece said...

I am so in!!
thanks for such a fun idea!

capperson said...

oh this sounds too fun. Count me in.

My email is softballerchik1@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Wow, thanks for commenting on my blog because I absolutely love this idea! Please count me in!!

Shannon said...

I am totally interested! I even already purchased the "Good Mail" labels. Can't wait to hear from you! themommyfiles@gmail.com

LivingInspired said...

I am so glad you came over to the blog! This sounds like so much fun. Question.....do they have to be homemade? Either way, count me in! I'll order my awesome good mail stickers asap.
oh, spasway@gmail.com

Ms Cupcake said...

Add me in!

Please use my email address to contact me.

zennupcake at gmail dot com

Gena said...

This really sounds fun!!!

{leah} said...

I would LOVE to do this!!! Here is my email.. peachylg@yahoo.com

Yeah for mail!

Lauren said...

Yes! Please count me in! And thanks for coming by the blog and for the good thoughts :)

Creative Mish said...

This sounds like alot of fun... It gives me a good reason to mail out my homemade cards!

tolep8nt@cableone.net

Mindy said...

I want to play! This sounds like so much fun =) I'll be keeping an eye on your blog for further info...

Kirsten said...

This sounds fantastic! Count me in...I love to use my Good Mail stickers on my mail!

:)Kirsten
hatch.kirsten@gmail.com

Francine said...

oh please count me in on this... and I found you through SITS! I am adding your button to my blog and will be checking back here often. LOVE your blog!

jori-o said...

Count me in! This will make my pile of bills a little more friendly!

Sandi a::k::a KnitMyRhino said...

What ever happened to getting cards in the "snailmail" anyways? All I ever get anymore are e-cards..love the animated dirty-birdy ones though.

Count me in!!

Felicia Eis said...

I would love to be part of this!!

Jessica said...

I'd love to join in on the fun!

fruity mama said...

I love GOOD MAIL so I can't wait for this swap. Thanks for doing something so wonderful

Check out my blog at fruitymama.blogspot.com

Staceybug said...

This is awesome! I'd love to take part, especially to the great people who spend the time to make their cards! I make mine and I know how much work goes in to making a card!

Keep me posted!

Mrs. Smith said...

This sounds amazing - I LOVE mail!!!

Lisa M said...

I'm in !!!!

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

sounds like fun! don't you know there will be lots of curious postal employees out there?!

Mary Anna said...

Sounds fun! I'd love to participate - maryannagannon(@)gmail(dot)com.

Tisa said...

Sounds like fun - would love to find out more! ~ :) Thanks!

sounders68 [at] gmail.com

Kath said...

I would love to be a part of this. I am in a card club where we swap cards that we made so I have a huge stash of cute cards just looking for the perfect person to get sent to!
Sounds like fun!

Melissa said...

I used to be a part of something similar and miss it so. It is wonderful to get "Happy" mail. Plus I guess we will be doing our part to keep the post office alive and well. Count me in!

Jules said...

How awesome!! Count me in! Can't wait to start.
Take care & smile! ;0)

Shangrila said...

What a great idea! Count me in, I'll keep checking for updates! :)

Sparcam said...

Me too!

Kristy said...

Sounds like fun! I want to play!

Storm said...

I'm in. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Robin said...

I'm a cardmaker so this totally sounds like fun! I'm in!
:)

Laura - Whateverebay said...

I want in! Finally, good mail :)

Cherie said...

I would really love to be invited and involved in this - It sounds so fun!

Count me in and let me know what to do!

Cherie said...

Oops forgot to add my e-mail: cheriebakow@hotmail.com

Kate said...

totally count me in!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Oh...count me in....I would love to see something other than a bill or an ad in my mailbox!!! Plus I need an excuse to start making cards!!

Mimi said...

I would love to do this!

Krissy said...

Who doesn't love the idea of getting something other than bills in the mail!? I'm in!

Kristy said...

Please sign me up!! Thanks!

dolesfamily@windstream.net

Emma said...

Count me in looks like a blast!!!!

dougandcheryl said...

I'd like this too! I love good mail!

Cindy DG said...

Glad you posted on my blog, I totally want in on the card party. How I get started? I want in :)
cindy
camdg(at)columbus.rr.com
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

The Social Frog said...

I would love to do this! Did I miss out? Let me know please!
roseann(at)thesocialfrog.com
www.thesocialfrog.com

Nanci said...

Is this over or can I still sign up? Please let me know, it sounds like fun!

KAG said...

I would love to still sign up if possible - sounds like lots of fun! xoxo KAG

dabooklady said...

hi ther I am interested too...going away the 25th till the 1st but would love to be in this.. :)

holly said...

I would love to be in on this too. Sounds like tons of fun.

Cassie said...

Are you still taking signups? I think this would be lots of fun!

Cassie
http://www.fortheartofit.blogspot.com

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh!!! I hope it's not too late to sign up for this! I make my own cards!!!!

I'm grabbing the button....so ya HAVE to take me, lol! This is just so cool - love it!

Sue said...

Hi Ann, Sorry for the lag in my return commenting.... Anyhoo, please include me in this. Sounds like fun. Thanks for visiting my new blog. Sue

Tink412 said...

I'm SO happy I'm not the only one this late to ask about joining! I would love to do this. I'm home all the time unless I'm at the Dr. so I really would love to get the mail send it. What a great idea,you're way too young to think of all these good old fashion things to do! Thanks,I'll watch for more info

Always Susan said...

This sounds like fun!!! This is my first time on your blog...I can say that I followed the trial from one to the next to the next blog!

Mya said...

What a cute idea!

Janice said...

I found this idea on Cherie's blog.
This sounds like fun!! Count me in. Something I could do for sure.

The Jordans said...

Is it too late to join? If not count me in. drpepperfan85 at yahoo dot com

Cher said...

Hi...I would love to join...still adding folks? Please email me with details and begin date if I can still join. TYVM Cher
hilly77@comcast.net

Queenie Jeannie said...

I haven't received an email yet of names! I can't wait to send out good mail and Jill says my Good Mail labels are on the way!!!

email addy: j_kupsh@yahoo.com

Brandi said...

I'm not sure if it's too late to join, but if its not then I would love to join!

branmaxson (@) yahoo dot com

Uniflame said...

can I still join in?

cynni_universe[at]hotmail[dot]com

Charmaine said...

Can I play??? Please???

Nikki Cogg said...

Hi! Is it too late to join? My email is nikbrown (at) comcast (dot) net

Thanks so much, what a great idea!!

Melissa said...

I have received a card but have no idea who to send cards to. Did I miss the invite to the other blog?

Modest Gal said...

Count me in...if I'm not too late.

Aunt of 14 said...

COUNT ME IN!!!! :) :) :)

auntnikki12@gmail.com

This sounds like fun. Im gonna go check those stickers out! :)

holly said...

Has this started I didn't get an email
Holly@fabricmom.com

Shawn said...

Is it too late to get in on this?

It sounds like fun I'm sick and tired of the mailbox being filled with bills and crap!

Let me know if I can get in on this fun.

~S

Sreisaat said...

Soksabay from Cambodia! Another latecomer here...
I hope you would also accept participants from outside of your circle :) Please do tell, I'd like to be part of this fun.


Postcards Crossing

Haley said...

Am I too late to participate? This seems like so much fun!

I would love to be a part of this if I still can.

Krystal said...

Okay, so I know that it's been well over a month since you posted this post...but I'm wondering if you are still accepting people into your card swap?? It sounds like lots of fun!

Kami said...

I just came across your blog today. Is it too late to participate in the card swap? It sounds so fun! I could use a little "mail" happiness!

Katy Montgomery said...

I LOVE stationary! I just found your blog as well and am addicted to this card idea! What a great way to connect and encourage people all over! I want to play!

Katy Montgomery said...

Whoops! Forgot about the email part!

margievz@gmail.com said...

I would love to do this!

margievz@gmail.com

Bethany said...

Do you still do this? I'd love to participate!

Tiffany said...

If you have any spot available, I would love to join the fun.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Is this still open to new comers? I'd love to do this. :)

ichoosebliss[at]gmail.com

Lisa M said...

Hey there :) I finally found the website again! I have gotten 3 good mail letters, but haven't sent any out myself! I either ever got the info for the blog or list, or if I did, I lost it/forgot about it.

Could you send it to me again?

LiveLaughLoveCj said...

I would love to participate if this is still running.

Nothing brings a smile faster than some "good mail" in your mailbox. SnailMail Fun! :)

livelaughloveCj@gmail.com

livelaughlovecj on twitter

I'll look forward to hearing from you.

Staceybug said...

I want to be apart of this. I commented before but haven't heard anything. If it's still going on email me. I want in for sure!

queenstacey25@gmail.com

Carie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving your comment. Don't you just love all the holiday goodies! I too am a major peanut butter lover!
Great blog! I've added your button! Happy Holidays!

disa said...
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Denise said...

I want in!!!

Pam Ponder said...

is it too late to participate in the card swap, if not I would love to be involved, let me know... I will be gone for a couple of days out of town for a funeral so if I can be involved I will respond to your response by monday thanks
theponderingprincess@gmail.com

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Cascia said...

This looks like a lot of fun and I can sure tell there are plenty of people interested in participating. I am not a big fan of snail mail unless it is something personal like a greeting card or letter from a friend. Usually all I ever get is junk or advertisements. Have fun with this!