Merry Mail Swap

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It’s actually a first for me to join a mail swap from my own country as I’ve joined most from other countries. LOL. I am happy and thankful for this Merry Mail Swap hosted by the creative Mansy. She sells wonderful washi tapes too! I hope to get my hands on two of my favorites washi tapes soon! :D

We are to fill a 6 x 9 package with something Christmas-y. My assigned partner was Lisane B.

She loves to make art, travel, read books, bake and many more. I decided to fill the package with bits of things that speaks about her.

Since she loves to travel I painted Nature Travel on a notebook cover for her to write anything she likes. Before I put on paint I collage it with pieces of magazine then apply Gesso over it to create texture.

Nature trip

“Nature Travel” in watercolor and acrylics

Paper goods!

Paper Goods

Assorted stickers.

assorted stickers

Some art stuffs that she can use for texture (MCDO coffee holder), dried leaf and flower, a brush, color pen, gift wrapper, old book page, mail stamp and sea shells.

Art stuffs

Hand painted bookmark.


Fabric cut and painted Handmade is Love.

handmade is love

My Christmas gift for Lisane. I inserted all the goods inside the notebook. I hope she will make use of  it! :)

Christmas gift

It’s a pleasure making things and giving gifts to others–whether we know them or not. There’s no need to buy expensive gifts for friends or to impress them with glittery adornments. The truth is people appreciate the simple things– things that come from the heart.

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you will rejoice and be glad in Christ! :)


My heart in prayer for those who have lost their loved ones in the Newtown incident. As artists we can create art of healing and prayers for those in need. We can send them at Messages of Condolence for Newtown, P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470 (from Sandy Hook Elementary victims). May God’s love fill them with peace and comfort.



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10 Responses

  1. Debbie

    This is a beautiful and thoughtful gift. I’ve been making a lot of gifts this year, too. It sure beats going to the mall!

  2. Anne

    Lovely gift, full of wonderful treasures, especially that beautiful landscape painting! Happy Holidays and Happy PPF!

  3. carlarey

    What a beautiful notebook! I want to go to that place you painted.

  4. Lynn Cohen

    Yes, I agree, no better give than one thoughtfully hand made! Love yours! And she will too! HPPF!

  5. molly

    What a wonderful package you put together for her. I’m sure she will treasure it, especially the handmade creations!

    Happy holidays!

  6. Mary C. Nasser

    What a gorgeous landscape an lovely package!!

    Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  7. Carolyn Dube

    What a wonderful gift! Love the painting! Happy PPF!

  8. Christina Minasian

    I love this swap idea. You have included some great, heartfelt gifts that your partner is lucky to receive.
    Happy PPF!

  9. EVA

    What a lovely gift! Very thoughtful.

    Merry Christmas Elisa and happy PPF!

  10. JKW

    I love the landscape. What fun things to use. Great gift. Blessings, Janet PPF

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