Alright, alright!!

cos-mo-post-al-an [koz-muh-postal-en]: adjective/noun
1. a person
who belongs to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world; can make their home anywhere in the world.
2. a person who believes fully that postage stamps and mail connect the world, regardless of where, from or to, they go.
3. the joyful experience of knowing you're a local because your mail made it to its destination

The postage stamp is truly wonderful. It can travel the world, experience the lives of a million different people, go through the doors of strangers; and never once lose sight of where it's headed.
Welcome to the land of cosmopostalan : travel, mail and words. It's a crazy little place in my corner of the woods; wherever that may be!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Blogger is BACK!

Huzzah! Blogger is finally letting me upload photographs from my computer again, so be ready for a colourful--and image FULL--blog post here soon! Plenty to share!

~ Ms. Always Traveling

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Incoming & Outgoing | Jan 2013

It makes me pretty irritated to think that it has taken me this long to finally get around to posting my first incoming and outgoing of the year. The interface has been a little bit lame lately--it hasn't let me upload photos using Internet Explorer, so I'm now trying from Firefox. Let's hope it works.

Anywho, these past weeks have been insanely busy.
But I've been trying extra hard to find a few moments to read and reply to all of the wonderful mail that I have received this month.

Let me share it with you:

A birthday card from my dear A., in Australia.

A Chrissie/Update card from the lovely B., in Australia.

...and his stamp choice.

My reply to the lovely B.

I used a lot of different mediums for B.'s reply. It not only had a vast collection of tape and stamp decorations, but I also adorned the letter with the cartoon of one of my favourite cartoonists--Dan Piraro.

Do you get the cute joke?

I wanted to use a nice variety of stamps for this piece. I think I did!

A wonderful piece from the dear B., in Mass.

...and his stamp choice (gotta love that jazz!).

And my three-dimensional reply! I was loving the hints of green mixed with the typewriting accents.

(You really can't go wrong with green!)

My quote for this year. "An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all." ~ Oscar Wilde.

Some more typewriter accents + stampography.

The stamp choice on a letter from my dear C., in Florida.

A wonderful Chrissie card from my dear H. and M. in Australia.

I LOVE the 2012 Chrissie stamp collection from AustraliaPost!!

A bit of a surprise--an unexpected letter from dear J., in Mass.

...and my reply. I had been keeping this magazine cut out for a while in the hopes of finding the perfect usage for it. And I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

LOVE those LOVE stamps! But so ready for the "Sealed With Love" 2013 stamps!
As always, another lovely piece from L., in Oklahoma!

...and her perfectly designed stamp choice--a girl after my own heart!

The inside of my reply to L.

...and my colour-coordinated stamp choice!

More magazine cutouts of technicolour dreams!

And the finished product! Huzzah!

A holiday card from M., in Honolulu!

Two wonderful celebratory cards from S., in Australia! (Thank you so much, S!)

And another wonderful piece from L. in Oklahoma!

And that's not all! I have more to share, but I'll put those up later!
Hope you guys enjoyed my (very belated) mail post!

Oh, and get this--something that I have been hearting for a while managed to find its way to me. I can't wait to share it with you...

Good to be back--
~ Ms. Always Traveling

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Blogger is currently not uploading photographs onto my blog posts; I think that the platform is down.
Which is a bummer, and it means that I can't post full-length photo posts right now.

So, instead, here's an inspiring quote for the day:

"Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them.” ~ Anonymous

I love that.

Have a wonderful day,
~ Ms. Always Traveling

Friday, January 4, 2013

A New Year Is Ahead Of Us All

Happy 2013 to all my lovely readers out there in the big, wide world!
I am about to post a big ole write-up of The First Mail of 2013, but first--

Allow me to share with you some wisdom.
It seems that almost every year, my wonderful Grandma has given me a motivational calendar. The last two years, it has been a tear-away calendar that stores the quotes of "The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People." The year before that it was a calendar that was full of "Mightily Inspirational Quotes."
This year, it is a newly motivational, inspirational, fantastical calendar that celebrates a wonderful quote each day! Thus far, none of the quotes from the calendar have ever graced my mind before. I love that.

Whenever I find a particularly lovely quote, I'll be sure to share it with you. Here is today's:
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Additionally, these next few months are going to be STELLAR busy. I am going to make a goal of writing two-three times per week. At this point, I can't guarantee any more than that. But I shall really try for twice a week, with three being a special treat!

With that said, onward and upward!

2013 is going to be incredible.

~ Ms. Always Traveling