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April is letter writing month and updates

A couple of posts ago I posted about the stationery sets I have been working on. It is now April, which is National Letter Writing Month! To celebrate, my sister Kimmy made this video to show the stationery sets in action. She is huge into fountain pens as well so it is mesmerizing to watch her write! FYI – my hand writing looks horrid compared to her easy flow script! I need her to start signing the thank you notes I send out with orders!!

Last year, I joined the International Geek Girl Pen Pals club, and sent off a Harry Potter and Dr. Who stationery I made for my partner. She was really sweet, she sent me back some Sailor Moon and nintendo stationery!!! We are instagram pals but we are both moms so letter writing kinda fizzled after awhile. I might try the club again, the group of girls are awesome and I am always on the look out for pen pals or other geeky friends!

So much in fact, I decided to host a birthday event for Usagi aka Sailor Moon at my friend’s restaurant in Houston – Viet Nom Noms (my hubby and I made his logo). The event will be June 30th for Usagi’s birthday. I put an event on facebook, shared it once among friends and on the Mind Speaks’ instagram and boom – over 400 people interested. I doubt that many will come but this event is just some Sailor Moon bingo, giveaways and just to meet other geeky magical friends. Wish me luck – I am getting nervous now. Wish me luck!

OH, our Etsy shop is having a sale for National Letter Writing Month! Use WRITEON as a coupon code! One of our best sellers was restocked after a large order! One buyer bought a handful of the dino sticker sheets! I wonder if they are for bday goodie bags, students or the buyer really loves dinosaurs? Either way, I so happy they liked the stickers! These macarons sheets are brand new to the shop! I am in the middle of making some new stickers as I am typing this!

Stationery and stickers

I finally started to do something I always wanted to do. Design stationery and stickers! I know, totally weird but when I was 14, my favorite hobby was playing with Paintshop Pro and designing greeting cards and I had large collection of Lisa Frank stickers. My dream job was a mixture of Hallmark and Lisa Frank. After 10+ years working in design for other people – I decided to work on stuff for myself.

I finally got my butt into gear and make some sets. It might seem silly to some people but these themed items have been extremely fun and I love how they look, its been really fun!

My stationery sets include the watercolor succulents, colorful hello and 2 fandom sets for Dr. Who and Harry Potter (slytherin).

Our sticker sets include watercolors of succulents (hand painted by Kimmy), dino origami and my newest set: gamer glam.

My sister Kimmy made a video showing the stickers up close.

I already have new sets coming in 2018. If you follow me or Mind Speaks on instagram you can see previews after Christmas.

Etsy shop is open!

We made a sister pack that this year we would work to get an Etsy store up and running! We are going to start putting more items up like knitted mittens, bows, stationary and other charms! I even will be putting up 3DS cases I made.

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Speaking of 3DS – my husband ordered the “new” smaller 3DS with Animal Crossing bundle!! Should get it by the end of the month!! We’ve been OBSESSED with Splatoon playing the online ranked battles non-stop. Husband and I have to take turns since we only have 1 wiiu. We did get the game for my sisters to also play! Don’t let those little sisters fool you! Kimmy has been kicking my butt on turf war!! B R U T A L!!! Today is her bday by the way! Stop by her blog and say hello!!!

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Charms and giveaway

I’m starting to branch off to creating some handmade items. I just needed a break from freelance and coding – sometimes a little crafting can make the brain feel creative!! International Sailor Moon Day is fast approaching and I am donating a Bow 3DS case to the cosplay contest. I’m also creating some bracelets and charms – here are a few examples of some of the pieces I made.

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And now…..a giveaway! Go to Mind Speaks Instagram – add it and comment on the Instagram post that has this pic.
Mind Speaks Contest!

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