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A Commission Turned Into Collaboration

Crochet shawl lady illustration pocket notebook

Every so often, a bit of freelance work turns out to be the seed to an amazing tree of possibility. A few months back, I was contacted by Tanja from Osswald Design to create an illustration for one of her crochet patterns. Actually, I already mentioned on the blog here - so it's actually been a long time! ...

Announcing Real Paper Goods in My Etsy Shop!

tortagialla etsy shop - cute illustrations on fine art paper goods

You can tell on the photo that I've been on Etsy since 2009, but never really listed much as I was always "working on it." Hmm... we all know how that goes. From many different trials and experimentations as well as challenges, I've finally got things sorted out and listed my greeting card designs and ...

Gratitude is More Than a List

Gratitude printable stationery

When Thanksgiving rolls around each year, I'm always reminded to give thanks for all that I have. I know we should be grateful every single day of our lives, but life gets busy and it's easy to overlook as we go through the hustle and bustle of daily life. That's why I believe a gratitude practice is ...

Travelling Mail for Snail Mail Lovers

travelling mail for snail mail lovers

I recently learned about travelling mail and had to share with all of you! Basically, travelling mail is snail mail that eventually is sent back to you who started it all. The idea is to send something to someone, who then sends it to another, and then to another... until finally the last person sends ...

I’m on Patreon!

tortagialla on Patreon

Yup, I hit the "Publish" button and launched my Patreon page last week. tortagialla is official on Patreon and now you can support all my creative efforts in one place - small or large! I'm considering it an experiment to help me get into the creative studio more, so I can make more goodness for everyone. ...

Get Productive Stationery Paper Printable

get productive stationery paper printable

No matter how much planning I do, there are times when everything seems to converge and explode chaos into my life. Maybe this happens more often than I want to admit... but I know that a brain dump really helps to alleviate the stress. With a million things I must do for the kids, for ...

Make Your Own Monthly Calendar Printable

make monthly calendar printable

I know there are lot of calendar printables available on the web, but I've always struggled to find something clean, simple and customizable for my needs. So I decided to make my own monthly calendar printable and offer it as a free printable for download. At first it looks like any other calendar printable, but don't be ...

The Letter Exchange Printable Stationery

The Letter Exchange Printable Stationery Set

Here's a set of printable letterwriting stationery I designed in honor of The Letter Exchange. I was delighted to learn that there is a magazine just for letter writers and pen pal enthusiasts! I'm happy to be mentioned in the latest issue of The Letter Exchange magazine and a BIG welcome if you are a subscriber visiting ...

Keep Track of Snail Mail with a Printable Letterwriting Log

Snail Mail Outgoing Mail Log

I never thought that I would need to record a history of the snail mail cards and letters I send to family and friends. I mean, wouldn't I surely remember the heartfelt words I have written and the times I've dropped off the post or stood in line at the post office? How complicated can it ...

Autumn Owl Stationery Printables on HappyPrintClub.com

autumn-owl

Chilly weather is settling in here in Italy, so I was inspired to create some autumn themed stationery printables. With a cozy little owlie, mix of patterns and warm color palette, you'll have a great set of stationery for your snail mailing fun. The greeting card sentiment is "owl always be here for you" because I'm ...