Archive for Stationery

June 22nd, 2016

A mom, a daughter and 912 sheets of paper


Picture my mom and I walking back and forth in my house with stacks of paper in our hands for 3 or 4 hours. That’s pretty much what happened a couple of weekends ago!


If you’d like to see what my mom and I look like to help with the visuals, let me try to find some photos for you.


There you go!


Maman Julie


These might not be our most recent photos together, but they’re certainly some of my favorites.


So just imagine that my mom’s hair is shorter and whiter while mine is longer, and that I have bigger & more covered boobs. Ta-da! That’s us a couple of Saturdays ago.


Why were we running around with piles of stationery? Because my mom is helpful and supportive, and she thinks that being a part of my projects is fun. Isn’t my mom amazing?!


Thanks to the person who gave birth to me, I now have 38 grab bags available for whoever would like to purchase them on the blog. As soon as they sell out, I’ll remove the PayPal button.


Each pack is $12 (+ $2 shipping for international customers) and includes a total of 24 sheets in 18 different designs:

  • 6 designs x 2 sheets each
  • 12 designs x 1 sheet each


The following 49 designs are included in the grab bags, and none of them are available for sale anymore (except for this one). They all sold out, but I had enough single sheets to create grab bags – isn’t it your lucky day?! I mean, Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland!!!


Grab Bags 1
Grab Bags 2
Grab Bags 3
The grab bags are sold out!

You won’t get all 49 designs in your grab bag (and unfortunately it’s not possible to make special requests since the packs are already made and sealed), but what you will get though is an assortment of 18 rare La Papierre designs. THAT MY MOM HAS TOUCHED! Certainly that’s the best part about these stationery packs. Oh and they smell like maple syrup! I kid you not. That’s how magical my mom’s hands are.


I hope you have half as much fun going through your grab bags as my mom and I did when we put them together!

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June 2nd, 2016

I should have been a mermaid!


Denise lied!


She said she would post some of my outgoing mail on the blog today, but I’m not letting her! So not only am I taking the blog away from her, I’m also accusing her of lying. I wonder why she still loves me?


(Don’t worry, I’ll let her post tomorrow.)


I just needed to mention how much I love water today. The ocean, the beach, lakes and rivers… I love them all! I daydream about bodies of water every day.


Our friend Thanh-Thuy is leaving for a vacation in Florida this weekend.


We have a new LEP member named Olivia who lives in Northern Ireland, close to Belfast, in a small seaside town.


I received a letter from my penpal Sara recently, and this is a breathtaking photo of her hiking 20 minutes away from where she now lives in California.


We went to St-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Monday (my hometown in Qu├ębec), and I was happy to see the Richelieu river again.


Last weekend we visited our friends Cindy and Tina, who live in Rouses Point, NY and have an amazing view of Lake Champlain from their bedroom windows.


Denise and I like to sit by the waterfalls in Winooski to write letters.


One day I hope to live by the sea, maybe in Grace and Frankie’s house?


In the meantime, I’ll just design water themed stationery every once in a while.


Here are 2 designs that you can purchase during the next 48 hours! Every pack includes 24 sheets of A5 stationery that is NOT waterproof! ;)


Bubbles the Octopus

Bubbles the Octopus

Time’s up! Sale is over.


Ahoy There

Ahoy There

Time’s up! Sale is over.


The PayPal buttons will disappear on Saturday. By then I might have already designed some new water themed stationery for the June SSS!

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My name is Julie and I'm 37.
I'm French Canadian and fell
in love with an American,
so I'm now living in Vermont
with my wife.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of pens and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.

This is me with my wife,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after in the
Stationery Kingdom.

Denise blogs here too and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 40 years old,
from South Dakota,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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