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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Great Mail Day!!

Back in September I entered a giveaway for some handmade journals. Kristi at Lark Books made several journals and was giving them away. Since September was my birthday month I decided to enter my name and see if I got lucky....and I did! I won one of the journals.

Yesterday afternoon it arrived in the mail. And it was even more beautiful than I imagined. Here is the original posting about the journals including a YouTube video all about them. The one I won is the sixth from the right in the photo....and in the video it's the next to last book Kristi shows. Be sure to watch the video to see all her journals.



To say it's gorgeous doesn't even begin to explain this journal. The size is just perfect for me at 9.5" x 12.5" and 1.25" deep....the papers are a wonderful mix of white, cream, and tan in different weights. Some are smooth, some have a bit of tooth and there are five signatures of pages. This is a very well-made and substantial journal and I won it!!

Here is the beautiful journal in its new home....



I almost didn't want to put it down on my work table with all the mess there is! But I did....and I already have some ideas of what I'm going to do with this journal. Believe me, it will not go unused. I've finally gotten over that "I-don't-want-to-mess-it-up" thing with books. I can't wait to get started using this new journal. Thank you Kristi for creating such beauty and then for giving it away. This is a journal I will treasure forever.

13 comments:

  1. Mail Call is so wonderful!!!! Congratulations!

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  2. Talk about receiving inspiration..
    WOW ! what a great gift. I checked out the video, I loved all of her work, the journals she makes are so great and you know you have a one of a kind. Can't wait to see how you use it.

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  3. Wow, that's one fabulous journal! Enjoy every moment of it! It deserves it! And so do you!

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  4. I'm so happy for you! It is gorgeous and you will enjoy it! I'll follow the link to see some of her work! Thanks! ♥

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  5. Hi Janet,
    Yeah for you and Happy Birthday for last month.
    Sounds like a great prize to win and get you a little inspired!
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  6. What a lucky gal you are....great journal....I am looking forward to see what you put in it......

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  7. that will get the creative juices going! it is gorgeous!

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  8. Well that looks beautiful Janet, you are so lucky....

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  9. HI JANET! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WONDERFUL WIN! IT REALLY IS GORGEOUS! I LOVE IT SITTING THERE ON YOUR WORK SURFACE..IT REALLY DOES LOOK RIGHT AT HOME...

    AND YES, AS FAR AS THAT, 'oh it's a new book and i don't want to draw something terrible in it especially on the very first page' THING.....I'M SOOOO OVER THAT TOO...IT TOOK ME A FEW YEARS AND A FEW JOURNALS...BUT NOW I AM WORRY FREE!

    HAVE FUN BEING CREATIVE AND BACK INTO THE ARTFUL SWING OF THINGS
    CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW YOU FILL IT'S DELICIOUS PAGES!

    CIAO BELLA

    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  10. Gorgeous, Janet. You're a lucky woman!

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  11. I'm really happy that you won it! It is so pretty! I know you'll love creating in it, and we'll enjoy looking at the pictures of your art.

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  12. Congratulations Janet. The journal looks beautiful. Can't wait to see what you put in it
    Lee:)

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  13. WOW! It's gorgeous!! I'm off to check out Kristi's link...thanks, Janet ~ :)

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