Friday, September 3, 2010

A Giveaway!!

Alright, kiddos, today's the day!  As promised, a giveaway for all of you lovely readers out there.

I fell in love with the journals from Ex Libris Anonymous the second I saw them.  It was a few years ago at Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco.  We had just walked through the doors and already I wanted to hand over all of my money.  I thought to myself, this can't be good.

I am totally willing to admit that I am a paper loving freak.  Or as stitchy pal Lisa likes to put it, a member of the NBA...Notebook Buyer's Anonymous.  I am also a bibliophile.  Combine these two things with my love for up-cycling and handmade.  Presto- you've got an Ex Libris Anonymous book journal!

So when Jacob announced that he was willing to sponsor a giveaway, I gladly took him up on his generous offer.  Not only did he send one for me (how did he know of my addiction?)  but he sent 3 for me to giveaway.  What a great guy.  
 
Check out these handmade beauties.
Each journal is one of a kind and contains about 75 pages of acid free paper.  There are also original pages from the book, such as text or illustrations.
Want one?  Yep, that's what I thought.

The rules are pretty simple. 
1.  Please be a follower of this blog.  (If you aren't one already, sign-up!)
2.  Please comment on this post about your favorite journal in Jacob's shop.  He also has an etsy, if that's your thing.  That would work too.

That's it.  Easy-peasy, right?  This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers.  I'll pick a winner on Friday, September 10th.  Go check out Jacob's shop and his etsy.  Then, scurry back here and tell me what you like.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back a little bit later with this week's edition of Snapshot Friday.
 

17 comments:

fisiwoman said...

Umm nice giveaway. Enter me!
I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/25622389/guided-tours-of-the-world-holland
I'm a new follower via GFC.

Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
Spain

AlwaysInspired said...

I love the giants and witches book in his shop! All of the covers make me smile!
I'm also a follower.

Digital Misfit said...

I love The Cell by Life Science http://www.etsy.com/listing/25568332/the-cell-by-life-science-library

Of course I am already a follower!

keNi said...

hello fellow swap-botter!!!
okay, so i work in an local, independant bakery as a baker/cake decorater extraodinaire ;) so naturally my favorite is the sweet recycled baker recipe cookbook journal http://www.etsy.com/listing/20661194/yummy-baking-cookbook-recycled-blank
i can't help it. it's just so rad!!

i too am a follower, you're even in my 'favorites' tab :)

Kira said...

My fave is "The Light Across Piney Valley", there's just something about that cat on the front :)

VegKat said...

What a cool giveaway! I love this one:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/19458021/uncle-arthers-bedtime-stories-recycled

...because the kids on the cover remind me of my own kids! Awww! :-)

Lisa Leggett said...

Hi Jaq!
Hey, I saw that little linky-love up there, you're so cute! These are really neat books, believe it or not, I've never seen book jornals like this before, they're really cool!
I think my favorite in his shop is Charlotte's Web. I've always loved that story, I used to cry over it when I was a little girl.

Wanna know something weird though? In real life pigs gross me out so thoroughly that I can't even look at them. Oh, I think they're cute in drawings, cartoons and movies... I loved Babe. Oh, and I love bacon too. But looking at a real pig, in real life... I can't take it... does that make me a freak? Hmmm... there's something to ponder on a Friday night.
Have a good weekend, dollface!
Lisa

MafiosaGrrl said...

Yay! Keep 'em coming, guys! You guys have had good choices- a few I love too and a couple I've never noticed.

Lisa- No, you are not a freak. And I LOVE Babe, too! "That'll do, Pig. That'll do." I've got to stitch that one of these days :)

Poppy said...

Wow, it's hard to choose a favorite. I love the illustrations and photos on those covers; definitely putting some of these on my Christmas list. I'd have to go with "The Owl and the Pussycat" for the sheer cuteness.

minlinhe said...

Awesome! A giveaway. Thanks!! This journal is cool: http://www.etsy.com/listing/20661315/creative-activitiesprogram-exploring - love the '70s graphics.
Thanks!

meeyeehere said...

Light and Vision by Life Science Library recycled blank book journal is the one I would love to have!!!Cool idea! I love the books
I am a follower too
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Perla said...

Awesome giveaway! I wasn't following your blog but I did have it saved under my favorites. I guess I might as well make it official to the world!

I liked http://www.etsy.com/listing/10655471/fun-with-paper-recycled-book-hardcover . The cover is just ridiculous.

Alyssa said...

i absolutely love the idea behind these journals!

i think my favourite is The Hardy Boys, the house on the cliff... because - its the hardy boys!!

fingers crossed :)

Lisa! said...

I too love the idea of recycling books into journals, its so clever!

I love the Britannica Children's Tales! The illustrations is just so magical!

luluvision said...

how awesome! So many cool ones to choose from but I will have to go with the Owl and the Pussycat blank journal (not the smaller journal one). Thanks so much for doing the giveaway!

sunlite705 said...

just love these books! I think I read a bunch of them while I was growing up in school. Yea I think I just aged myself. lol I was torn between several but I liked the colors in the following journal cover the best:

Around the World In Eighty Days recycled blank book journal

Cherries! said...

I'm digging "Let's drive right" (fifth edition).