Monday, December 3, 2012

Book Lover's Holiday Hop - Journal It!

Back by popular demand... 
...Journals & Things


I love journals, etc.!!!

I recently wrote about my Journal-Craze and I got soooo much great feedback on "what a great, unique, creative" giveaway that I wanted to offer it again. I scoped out my favorite journals at Barnes & Noble. Have you seen 'em? There's some really amazingly beautiful ones with leather wraps and stuff.

My creations are a little homier. Lol. (Think "organic".) Happily for me, this is my favorite new look:  "homemade". I chose a blank sketch journal because it's nicer to write without lines. Who cares if it's crooked? If you're mad, you can scrawl big!!  :-D

 

As I got out supplies, I got to brainstorming bookmarks. Miki's creation got me looking at my fibers with new perspective, and the next thing you know, there was a craft-explosion in my kitchen. 

Every book reader should have a collection of Bookmarks.

The ones I made were so easy and fun. Since I got carried away... and since it's nearly Christmas... and since I am a hoarder and have more fibers and beads than I know what to do with... I want to offer a few things "for sale". Maybe I'll create an Etsy site later (if I learn the art of picture-taking), but for now, this is just for Colorimetry readers -
Get a few for yourself or have me send one to a book lover with a personal note from you - 
I am not charging a lot on purpose. Too many things are overpriced, nowadays, so I'm taking a stand for awesome gift-giving at reasonable prices!!  (If you think "awesome" applies in this case. That is debatable.) I have no idea what these would cost to ship, so payment is due after I get that info at the Post Office. I will mail as soon as I rec'v pymt via Paypal... or Amazon gift cards. Hehehe 

Gift Wrapping is available for an extra $1. My regular wrapping is recycled materials, so it's pretty cool already (if "cool" actually applies), and you can add a personal note for free.

Paperclip & Fibers Bookmarks!!  

 
I saw this idea with a standard paperclip & it just so happens I have these super-cute ones. Aren't they adorable?!  $2/ea + shp

Christmas Braided Bookmarks

 
I have 1 Tree & 2 Ornament embellished bookmarks - so, um, "limited supply". Lol. $4/ea + shp

Twisted Fiber Bookmarks:

 
These are my favorites. I love the earthy tones and the soft fibers. If I could give one of these to every book lover I know, I would be a happy camper. (I would also be done with twisting fibers for the rest of my days.) $5/ea + shp

Did you always want a Peacock Feather (Bookmark)?!

 

I love peacock feathers. My neighbors don't have their peacocks anymore, so these are a limited supply.  (Stop laughing, Vale. These are not my feathers. I mean, they're mine, they're just not mine. *rolls eyes* Whatever.) Since these are from a real bird, some are gorgeous and others are real bargains. :-D  $1 & up + shp  If you want one of the real long ones, the shipping will be spendier.

Journals:

 
Wrapped Journal with Psalm in the front cover $15 + Shp
(Under assembly)

3.5x5 in. Mini blank sketch Journal - $8 + Shp
(Also under Assembly)

 
Hardback blank sketch journal with personalized embellishments & colors $15 + shp
(Not this one... but similar-ish)

Swag Boxes - 

Every book lover needs a Treasure Box for collecting their Swag. :-D  Coming soon!! (Seriously... you will love this. I forgot to take a picture of my decoupage creation, but it's saweeet!!)

Email me with "Book Lover" in the subject to check availability & order!!  BurgandyIce(at)live(dot)com

Giveaway:

Winner to receive an assembly of All of the Above-ish: 

Special Requests honored if still available.

This is an international giveaway for book lovers everywhere. Must be of age, enter via Rafflecopter. See my Giveaway rules under the About tab.

I would like to require that the winner write in their Journal. But that's a little hard to follow up on. It's also very bossy. :-D

a Rafflecopter giveaway

66 comments:

  1. I would send a journal like this to my sister in law who journals lots of things. I don't really know a blogger who gets into journaling.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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    1. Hey... you know ME!!!

      Just sayin'. You know one. *ahem*

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  2. The first blogger that comes to mind that deserves a present is Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. She puts together these fantastic hops that take huge amounts of time.

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  3. I would send it to Dana at Danasquare because she was the first blogger to reach out to me when I was new... She was so sweet and welcoming!

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  4. If I could send such a gift to someone aside from myself, it would be my colleague who always find herself loaded with everything she needs to do. I would love to give her a journal so she can write about her blog ideas, reading list, and her wedding planner!

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  5. Gosh, these are so pretty :)
    I would send a gift to one of the manga/graphic novel bloggers I read, because they don't get anywhere near as much love as "regular" book bloggers.

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  6. Hey! I wasn't laughing until you pointed it out, yes? Jajaja. Of course, I can't stop now!

    Why, I love peacock feathers. *Thinks* I could send one to you, but since you're making them, it would be weird, wouldn't it?
    Maybe I'd send you another thing. You think that magnet could have a personality change & become a bookmark?

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  7. I'd send one to my mom. She likes to take notes on this and that, and a journal would be handy for her.

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  8. I would send one to my cousin. She has always loved writing in journals whether it be poems, stories or just planning things out.

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  9. I wound send it to a friend to overseas who would really enjoy the copy.

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  10. I would also go with I`m a reader not a writer, I just don`t know how she manages to do all what she`s doing, that`s just amazing.
    BUT I would also give one for you since you`re into journaling.
    Thanks! :)

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  11. I could send one to you xD I sometimes make some simpler notebooks, I even send 2 to some friends @ a publisher I S2 so much, one THG-based and the other Sandman-based and with a weird-but-cool finishing of duct tape lol I found out that black duct tape gives a nice finishing touch to it when you glue everything so crooked, lol, and then you fix it by covering that with the duct tape xD

    Much thanks for the giveaway xD

    By the way, I am using one I made for myself, similar to the one I gave to my friends xD And yours are so awesome! <333

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  12. I would send to you or if not then to Boock chick city's carolyn she loves quirky bookmarks.

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  13. THere are so many I would send one to. I love this idea, I have always used a journal for classes and everything but I love how it is all made so much more adorable. I love it. When I wake up ( i just got off night shift) I will reread this because I want to get a few for some family!!

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  14. I would pick my best friend Heather cause I'm all the time giving her bookmarks and thing like that! Also she is the best friend anyone could ask for!

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  15. I'd send one to my friend, Tiffy, she loves writing poetry and I'm sure she'd be sketching away in it. Thank you. :)

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  16. I would send one of those bookmarks to my sister because she likes ones like this.

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    1. you could also enter the giveaway i'm dong here justy in case you think she love another kind of bookmark^^

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  17. ^^ hard question to who i didn't offer something yet and i would like to.. i guess Stella because she was the blogger with whom i got the most contact this year^^

    i 'm glad i inspired you, your creation are wonderful i love the christmas ones^^ and for the journal how could i not love it it's so perfect for the book lover and writer i'm

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  18. I'm a teacher, and I'd love to give some of these bookmarks to my budding writers. :-)

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  19. The first blogger that comes to mind that deserves a present is Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. She puts together these fantastic hops that take huge amounts of time.

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  20. OMG! There are sooo many! (so afraid I'll pick the wrong one!)
    Here's three in no particular order:

    Melissa at Books & Things
    V and VVB32reads
    Diayll at Mother/Gamer/Writer

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  21. I'd have to say Jean of Jean BookNerd. Her site's pretty awesome :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. To my sister. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  23. to every blogger/reader that I follow??? They're all great and introduces me to new author/books/ bloggers!!

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  24. Jessethereader, he's a booktuber and he is just so funny and has the best books!

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  25. I think I would have to keep this one for myself. Your journals and bookmarks are wonderful. You are very crafty!
    Thanks for the giveaway..

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  26. I love that you're doing a handmade gift as a giveaway item! That is lovely, and very special. Plus, I can't imagine how you have the time...

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    1. Lol. I have these crafty inspired moments and it really does look like an explosion of fibers in my kitchen. Everyone gets to forage for cereal when it hits, but I've trained my family well. Lol. They get away with some funny stuff, so they don't mine.

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    2. "Mind", I mean, they do actually "mine" on Minecraft. A lot.

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  27. Right now, I don't have anyone to send a journal, but I sure need one. These are beautiful and personal things, and the bestest of friends when you need it the most. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  28. I'd say my bookish friend Em because it's her birthday this week. :)

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  29. I would send something to Tiffany at For Those About to Read, we've been friends for a long time and I know that moving wasn't the easiest thing for her, so it is always nice to receive presents ;).

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  30. Any of my booktube friends on youtube. Probably my friend Cameron (bookmovieguy) because out of everyone on there, he has been there for me through a lot!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. My best friend because she needs to take some more time for herself with two little ones running around.

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  32. to myself..lol..just kidding..
    ahmm...I haven't really thought about that.. but maybe to those bloggers who help e a lot especially when I request them to host or help an author..- and you're included into that,,:D

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  33. Jean Book Nerd, her blog is interesting- lot of interviews, honest reviews and all her giveaways are always INT :)
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  34. Hmm. I don't know many people who loves books as much as I do. So I'd probably give it to my friend, the one who loves to read :)

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  35. Janet at Musings and Mud. She could use some good things to read.

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  36. I would give it to my daughter who loves to write.

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  37. Some of my goodreads friends, they are amazing, we have so much in common not only the books and i'd love to sned them a christmas gift

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  38. I'd have to go with Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Hers was the first book blog I found and it has opened my eyes to a whole world of fantastic book blogs.

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  39. My Devotional Thoughts because she has an amazing blog!

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  40. abrennan09@hotmail,com
    Book Loving Best Friend, Shauna in New Brunswick, CANADA.

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  41. I would pass it on to my school librarian. Would be nice to treat her to something she definitely wouldn't already have. Very unique

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  42. There is couple of people I would send it, more than like it would go to the lady I am working with in our own community libraries...

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  43. I'd give it to my mom. She would love a pretty journal like this.

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  44. I would give one to my best book buddy, Cindy. We have a lot in common and share all of our knowledge (which isn't a whole lot honestly LOL) with each other.

    Happy Holidays!
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I would send it to my coworker because she's a creative person and I imagine her really enjoying it. Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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  46. I don't even have to think of who I would send it to. It would go to this amazing author Sandy Bernstein who wrote "The Door in the Sky". Sandy is like my guardian angel. I owe so much to her for being so selfless and thinking of me and my family for Christmas. I would love to send her a special gift because she deserves it!!

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  47. Probably to book blogger miki from Belgium because she's such a sweetie and I'd love to give her something for Christmas!

    Thanks!

    Raffle name: Nikki O

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  48. I would send a gift to my book club group! They've been great and have become good friends

    Jolene A

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  49. my daughter. she's a wanna be writer

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  50. I would give it to my awesome sister in law, who is also a fellow book lover!

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  51. I would love to keep these for myself ;) Why? Because I'm worth it(stealing the Loreal Preference motto). But, seriously, I collect bookmarks and the handmade ones are extra special. Also, I collect anything peacock-related b/c it's the national bird of my native country, India.

    I also love pretty journals -- both with and without lined pages.

    Thanks :)

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  52. I'd send one to Gabrielle Carolina over at The Mod Podge Bookshelf...she's given me great blogging advice and we both have the same taste in books. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I would send it to Jeanbooknerd because she is the first book blogger I discovered and she introduced me to this world of book blogging, interviews and giveaways and I'm glad she was the one to introduce me to it!

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  54. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com
    Maybe Brittleby's Corner?

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