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.