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Ginny Carter Smallenburg, over at Small Studio is having a little contest. It's going on through the end of this month, so if you work fast, you can still get an entry to her in time (Sorry! The contest ended 2/29/08). It seems that Ginny got a P.O. Box so she could receive snail mail orders and checks. Every day when she went to mail her orders for Small Studio she found the P.O. Box EMPTY! Ginny decided to turn that around by having an Empty Mailbox Contest -you can read the details here.
Ginny's mail clerk, Josh had been teasing her about her empty mailbox. Hmmm. From what I've seen it looks like she's received at least 15 or 20 pieces of mail already and there is still a weeks to go! To view ALL of the entries, follow this link to Ginny's blog.
On the 29th of this month Josh and his co-workers at Ginny's post office will decide which piece of mail impressed them the most. Ginny will award a $35.00 Gift Certificate to her web-based business Small Studio. Wow! I really had fun creating my envelope for her. On the front I used a variety of rubber stamps which I stamped with StazOn Inks: Claudia Rose (envelopes, talking mailbox, A message for you, tiny sayings), Stampers Anonymous (LETTERS box), an old DIVA rubber saying (not available) and a few others. The Art postage stamp is one you might recognize if you read my blog regularly. I created it at zazzle.com from a scan of an ATC that I made recently for an International swap. Here's the back of the envelope; I think Josh & his co-workers will enjoy it! After I stamped with StazOn, I used watercolor pencils and my water brush to add a little zip!
Ginny is the former owner of the Creative Block in Westlake OH. She created and organized the Art Continuum, an annual art event which ran for 8 years in Cleveland OH. This is where I have met Ginny before. She is also the originator of the Stampers Anonymous stamp line and continued to be the Creative Director until very recently.
The back of the envelope I stamped has a variety of mostly older stamps that have been in my collection for 15 years. The "ART is just another way of keeping a diary" is a Stampers Anonymous stamp -enjoy!
p.s. Ginny posted my envelope on her blog after she received it . . . scroll down to see what she wrote, what fun!