Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Has Sprung Giveaway-Adorable Journal

I thought it was going to be warmer today, the sun failed me. Wahhh....I know the decent weather is coming, and I can't wait.

As I told you guys yesterday, to help me celebrate Spring I was enlisting the help of a few amazing women from the Etsy community.

Please allow me to introduce, Andrea of Nico Paper Goods.

Andrea, is one of those eclectic, interesting people who has a ton of creativity. I love that she is continuing an art, that is mostly being done by machines in a factory these days. Book-binding by hand takes a lot of work. She must really love what she does!

I am happy to report that Etsy is showcasing Nico Paper Goods today on their home page today.

Where did you learn book binding?
I learned to be a bookbinder in the old city of Z├╝rich, Switzerland where I grew up.
After a traditional 4-year apprenticeship and several sojourns abroad, I ran my own business for 14 years. I trained several apprentices and for many years taught courses in my specialty at a school for continuing education. When I moved to Seattle in 1996 with my husband I was pregnant with my son Nico. That was the time when I started to think about children's items.
Bookbinding is a labor-intensive craft. I bind books entirely by hand, in both traditional and contemporary styles

These books are adorable. Where did the idea come from?
The idea of the little pencil books with recycled children's clothes came while we were on one of our trips in Europe sitting in a restaurant waiting for our meal realizing that we once again forgot both pencils and paper for Nico to draw with. I also had a hard time giving away those adorable shirts and pants he grew out of so fast.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Long walks in nature or on the beach in the North West inspire me and give me ideas for new projects. Traveling in different country's and city's I also find very enriching.

Andrea, doesn't only do books, she also makes these cute boxes.

Each one of her bound journals holds 50 pages of 41/4”x 6" white paper and are suitable for both drawing or writing. Thanks to its convenient size it will fit in your purse.

Andrea, has been kind enough to offer the adorable journal below to one of my readers. Isn't it cute?



Now for the Giveaway Details:

Prize Description: One lucky reader will win the very Springy, handmade, hand bound, journal above from Nico Paper Goods.

How to Enter: Visit Nico Paper Goods then come back and tell me about one of Andrea's other items. (If this rule is not followed you will be disqualified).

Deadline: April 7, 2009 by Midnight

Do You Want More Entries? (PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH SEPARATE ENTRY. LEAVE ALL YOUR ENTRIES IN ONE COMMENT. I GO THROUGH EACH COMMENT AND I WILL ADD THE ADDITIONAL ONES TO MY SPREADSHEET).
*Favorite Nico Paper Goods on Etsy

* Blog about this contest and link back to me (provide the link in the comment).

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*Follow me on Twitter , Tweet this and leave the link.

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A winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified within 2 days. You will have 3 days to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen.

95 comments:

  1. I like the blue jean journal.

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  2. I like the Kids journal, the one with yellow and red on them (there's no special name for different styles)

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  3. I'm a subscriber

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  4. Hi, I love the giveaway Journal and her handmade Paper Bowl is fabulous!
    I favored Nicco Paper Goods on Etsy, follow you and follow your RSS Feed
    on my Yahoo Reader Page! Many thanks, Cindi
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  5. The Plum Leather Journal would make a Very Nice Gift!!

    I luv the Blue Polka-Dot Double Picture Frame!

    Thanks for a Great Giveaway :)

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  6. Cute items! She also has photo frames

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  8. follow on twitter...yzgirl4

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  9. I follow your blog

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  10. Anonymous12:47 AM

    I like the blue jeans journal.
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  11. Anonymous12:48 AM

    I'm a subscriber.
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  12. i like the turquoise leather journal - and the picture frames are really nice
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  13. The Black Leather Sketchbook.

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  14. I'm a follower.

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  15. I'm following you on Twitter and here's my tweet:

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  16. I'm a subscriber.

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  17. I have your button on my sidebar.

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  18. Maria also has deer skin leather journals are small and perfect for your purse, that has a flap with a leather tie and comes with 70 pages of a variety of paper.

    My favorite item: Plum Leather Journal

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  19. how adorable! i also like her paper bowl. what a great use for cardboard!!

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  20. I love all her kid's journals but I like Pink Leather Sketchbook for me too!!!!
    Thansk!

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  21. I forgot add:

    I'm your follower, suscriber by e-mail, I added the shop to my favourites and I have your button om my blog (janil-nilja dot blogspot dot com).

    Thanks!!!!!

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  22. I like the Black Leather Sketchbook.

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  23. I love the denim journal with the flowers on the pocket. These are too cute!

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  24. I like the Kids Journal with the train. That is really cute. Thank you!

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  25. I love the plum covered journal

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  26. I like the Photo Frame that holds two pictures. I could put both of my young grandsons pictures in there!

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  27. i like the kids journal-one big tractor one big wheel

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  28. I just love her Paper Bowl, very unique.
    I am a follower.
    I am a subscriber.
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  29. Anonymous11:48 AM

    This is too cute!! My daughter would love this. I like the Pink Journal.

    I am a subscriber.

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  30. I love the Kids journal with the yellow binding and Red Flannel print!

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  31. Anonymous1:48 PM

    I react immediately to all things cute, and the Kids Journal with the flower throwing rabbit is adorable~!

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  32. The Plum Leather Journal is my fave.

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  33. Anonymous4:21 PM

    I love the Orange leather journal!

    And I added Nicopapergoods to my favorite on Etsy!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
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  34. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Turquoise Leather Journal is lovely
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  35. lovely giveaway :) is it open for international? pls let me know


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  36. I love the kids journal that is in a red plaid fabric.
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  37. follower.
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  38. I follow you on Twitter & tweeted under Meredycat.
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  39. I love the orange flowered photo frame.

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  40. I like the plum leather journal.

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  41. I like the bluejeans journal

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  42. Anonymous7:16 PM

    She has a bowl made of cardboard strips and recycled comic book paper! If you're reading this, and haven't seen it, take a look; it's pretty darn cool.
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  43. I love the kids journal with the bunny and the flowers. It is so cute. All of them are great.

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  44. I like the Plum Journal. Thanks for the Chance!! mogrill@comcast.net

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  45. I like the Green Silk Screened Portfolio
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  46. 1) Following

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  47. photo frames are so cute

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  48. would love the paper bowl for myself, but decided on the Kids Journal(bound in jean material)

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  49. I love the Turquoise Leather Journal! And the kids journals are wonderful.

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  50. Anonymous2:07 PM

    The Green Leather Sketchbook is hand sewn with 70 pages of white 80lb Classic Crest paper

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  51. The Paper Bowl is too cool. Made of cardboard strips, apparently wound into a spiral, it's a fun item.
    I am a subscriber.
    I follow.
    Twitter follower & tweeted - http://twitter.com/sito50/status/1395961535

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  52. Forgot to mention that I added Nico Paper Goods to my favorites on Etsy.

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  53. Plum Leather Journal is what really caught my eye.

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  54. I really like the plum leather journal.
    Thank you!
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  55. Kids Journal, the bunny is so cute

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  56. I love the one you're offering for little girls and this one for little boys (the one with the blue bug thing in the pocket)http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22168901

    What didn't anyone think of this before? This is such a cute idea!!!!!

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  57. I thought the paper bowl looked fascintating. Never seen anything like it. I subscribe by email.

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  58. Love the blue jean journal.

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  59. Ally M2:53 PM

    I love the leather sketch books especially favoring the Orange Leather Journal/sketchbook.

    bonus entry: I subscribe to your blog by RSS feed to google reader

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  60. she has a neat bowl made out of paper cute wonder if you can eat out of or just for decorations?

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  61. get newsletter


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  62. 1) Favorite item is the plum leather journal

    2) I subscribed via email

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  63. I really like the Plum Leather Journal

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  64. Love the photo frame in the pink/orange/floral print.

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  65. Black Leather Sketchbook

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  66. Our eldest would love the Plum Leather Journal. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  67. She makes adorable picture frames.

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  68. I love the orange leather journal. My outlook would be sunnier just opening it.

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  69. My favorite item in that shop is the one with the bluejean front with pocket and the pink back. It's got cute little pink flowers on the pocket.

    I follow your blog

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  70. I like the journals, but I especially love the gold photo frame. Thank you.

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  71. I am a follower. Thank you.

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  72. I like the Turquoise Leather Journal.

    I favorited on Etsy.

    Subscriber through Google reader.

    Follower.

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  73. I subscribed. Thank you.

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  74. I liked the Red Leather Sketchbook and the polka dot frame.

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  75. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Pink Leather Sketchbook!

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  76. I really like the Pink Leather Sketchbook!

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  77. I like the Orange Leather Journal, very nice shade of orange!

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  78. I like the paper bowl, very neat!
    I'm a subscriber.
    I'm a follower.

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  79. I THINK THE JOURNAL WITH THE BEE IS SOOOO CUTE! IT REMINDS ME OF THE CHARACTERS ON MISS SPIDER'S SUNNY PATCH! I AM AN EMAIL SUBSCRIBER. I ALSO FOLLOW ON GOOGLE READER.

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  80. The leather sketchbooks are gorgeous - I particularly like the red one!

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  81. They make some very cute photo frames.
    I really like the plum leather journal the best.
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    I tweeted http://www.twitter.com/jblanton41
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  82. I love the cute blue polka-dot photo frame. I am a subscriber.

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  83. I like the photo frames.

    I also followed you on twitter.

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  84. I really like the kids journal with the bee peaking out of the pocket and the polka dot binding...so cute!

    I follow

    I subscribe via email

    Thanks!

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  85. Anonymous10:24 PM

    The paper bowl is really cool

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  86. Blue jean journal

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  87. I love the Orange Leather Journal.
    So pretty and unique.

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  88. I am following your blog

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  89. I love the Black Leather Sketchbook :)

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  90. The Blue Jean journal looks very nice! I subscribed by email.

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