Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Searching for new Guest Writers on our Blog, Pen Pal Magazine and Website!!!

Searching for Guest Writers
Do you enjoy writing or blogging? Do you want to promote your own blog via guest blogs? Or you are searching for new friends and projects? We are searching for you! Sandbook Net offers you the chance to become part of our team - here at blogspot via guest blogs (or re-blogging your favorite entries) or in our penpal magazine or on our website. All you need to do is contact us at raiasandbook(at)gmail.com and from there on you need to continue what you do best - write and share with us everything about penpalling, swapping, your collections, giveaways that you have found. The options and topics are countless! Join us!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pen Pal Interviews

Visit www.SandBook.Net for more information
Would you like to be interviewed and share your penpalling experience with over 2500 people world-wide? We would like to question you about your penpalling experience and get to know you a bit better! The interviews will be published in the penpal magazine and of course here on our website.

How to participate?

Copy the questions and answer them! Then select several photos of you, your friends or country and then send us all of the information back to us at raiasandbook(at)gmail.com (just change the (at) with @).

Interview Questions:

1. Hello there! How are you doing? Tell us more about yourself, your hobbies, personal life, interests.
2. If you have to describe yourself in only 5 words what would they be?
3. Tell us something about your town, city or country.
4. How did you start penpalling? When was that? And why did you decide to start Penpalling?
5. What do you like / dislike about Penpalling/correspondence?
6. How do your friends react when they discover you are into Penpalling? Are they also into it or they give you the “strange” faces?
7. Do you still stay in touch with your first penpal? Tell us about your first penpal even if you have lost touch with them. We might be able to help you locate him/her.  
8.  How many Penpals do you have? Where are they from?
9.  Are you searching for new Penpals? If yes, please give us some contact information that we can publish in the magazine so that people can write to you back.  
10.  What are you looking for in a penpal?
11. Where do you find new Penpals from? Do you rely on FBs or Facebook or other websites/blogs.
12. Tell us a funny/interesting story from your Penpalling experience? 
13. How do you keep track of your mail? Share your tip on how to organize ourselves.
14. Do you swap things? Do you like sending gifts to friends? If yes, what is the funniest gift you have ever sent/received?15. Have you met a penpal? If so, let us know how the meeting went.
16. What do you usually like writing/reading about in the letters?
17. When it comes to making cute and personal letters, everyone has his/her own style. Tell us your trick how to make a letter/envelope unique? Do you decorate it? If yes, how. Give us some tips on how to make the letters more interesting.
18. Where do you buy your stationery supplies from? Do you prefer traditional shops or e-shops? If so, give us some links. 

1) Send us a photo(s) of yourself so we can print it with the article and show that you are a real person! You can also include other photos of your friends and you, your mail and mailbox, etc. anything that you would like to share with us will be more than welcome!

2) Write us a message in your own handwriting (sample handwriting), decorate the message if you like and finally snap a photo of the handwriting/message sample and email it to us so we can print it on the magazine’s pages and of course on our website and blog.

Your contact information:
1) Your Email
2) Facebook user
3) Twitter
4) Blog/website, etc
5) Any other profile or way you want people to contact you.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pen Pal of the Month March 2011 Winners!!!

Congratulations to our PenPals of the Month 2011: Sabrina (Luxembourg) and Nadia Kalinkova (Russia)! Here's the interview with Sabrina and a view of the lovely Luxembourg!

And here's the winning nomination:
“Hello SandbookNet Team! I am writing for your PenPal of the Month March 2011 contest. I would love to nominate my penpal Sabrina for it. She is creative, cheerful and truly an amazing penpal and of course a great friend. Her letters are always interesting to read as her style of letter writing is so nice – she starts off the letter with the news around her and then answers all the questions that I might have asked in my previous letter. Letter correspondence with her is like an open chat. The beauty of it is that unlike chat or messengers, we have lots of colorful and interesting letters in our hands. I have never thought possible to get to know a country only by correspondence with a native, but Sabrina is showing me bits and pieces of Luxembourg with every letter and it almost feel like I have visited it myself. Sabrina should be your next PenPal of the Month! Yours, Nadia”

If you want to download your copy of our penpal magazine, please click here for the download of our latest issue, or click here to go to the previous issues of our magazine!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cute Stationery Interview for Sandbook.Net

Are you searching for cute stationery? If so, then we might have the solution for you! We have recently interviewed Helen from www.cute-stationery.com to get all the interesting details about shopping for stationery with Cute-Stationery.Com. Check out the interview in the complete version of our April's issue, that you can download from our website.
Read the interview after downloading the April's issue of our pen pal magazine from www.sandbook.net

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Real Traveling Notebook Starts!!!

The Journey of the Real Traveling Notebook Begins!  By early May the Traveling notebooks are going to reach their first destinations! Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Download the April's issue of our PenPal Magazine to find out the estimated time of arrival of the notebook and to read the instructions regarding the project!
 If you haven’t managed to sign up for this edition of the traveling notebooks, do not fear! We are going to make a round 2 of the Traveling notebook as soon as we get enough people to participate! You only have to state your interest in the traveling notebook by emailing raiasandbook(at)gmail(dot)com and give us your snail mail address.

Write around the world... April 2011 Update

"March was an insanely exciting month! In under 2 weeks, all the interview packs were compiled and sent out and we proudly got to change the status of Write Around the World from pre-production to PRODUCTION! This means that everyone who's taking part in the film is creating their pieces and, slowly but surely, they will all come back in. Once we have all the interviews back and have received permission from various other agencies (Google for our mapping system and any film footage and music we'll be using) then the status will change to post-production. For me, the production phase is the most exciting. I love it! I love seeing what people create and how hundred of different ideas come together to form one, huge creation. It's a monumental task creating a film of any kind, with weeks and months, and sometimes even years, of planning going into it before the first camera even rolls. At times it becomes like a military operation, with one person keeping tabs on what everyone else is doing. Thankfully, for this film, there are only a few people working on it (and some of them share the same office as me!) so it's not too hard to find out what's going on."  To read the whole article please download the April's issue of our Free PenPal Magazine!

Follow Glass Completely Empty Productions on Facebook and visit their Rach Gee's website for more information regarding the production of the PenPal Video!

Monday, May 2, 2011

SandbookNet Pen Pals and Swappers Magazine: April 2011, issue 6

The April's issue of our penpal magazine is released together with the lovely "Angel" booklet by Samantha Stroy. Hope you will enjoy the issue.

Content of the latest issue of our free penpal magazine, which you can download from here: latest issue.
Download the issue from www.sandbook.net
6 Write Around the World – April 2011
12 2011 Letters project
22 Recycling old envelopes
24 Lost letters
26 Addicted to Labels
28 World Book Night
32 Traveling notebooks
36 How to start collecting stamps
38 My stamp collection
Website Promotion: 
42 Cute Stationery
44 Letter Lounge
48 PenPal of the Month March 2011
50 Lost PenPal
52 PenPal and Swappers Ads 

64 Digital Scrapbooking
68 Embroidery
70 April’s Events
74 Diada de Sant Jordi
76 Easter in Germany and Slovenia
82 Samantha’s Thoughts
84 Ghost Towns
86 World Travel: World Heritage
94 Hanging with Maze
102 Fashionista
104 Birthday Twins
107 Subscribe 
108 Next issue
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