Hi everyone! I've been gathering some fun supplies to share for my first "Thank You Giveaway"
What better way to celebrate 3000 followers on Instagram than a 30 Lists inspired giveaway? In July I noticed I was pretty close to 3000 and I started thinking about what might be a fun giveaway. Something to do with Project Life? Create a mini kit to giveaway? Of course you may know I love doing both of those things.
But something else I love is this wonderfully simple side project. 30 Lists. If you haven't heard about it, you can click here to find out all about it. The best part? Only $10. And you get lots of inspiration and a wonderful community of listers.
I did my first little list + photo journal in September 2012. I was pretty burned out with Project Life at the time, struggling to find my way with that, and I just wanted something different. I had seen people posting about it on Instagram the spring before then, so when I saw it being offered again, I just had to try it.
So I went to Barnes and Noble and grabbed a Moleskine kraft journal with grid paper (my fave) and started listing. I had recently found a Polaroid app on my iMac and I just thought that would be so cool to have a photo representing the list as well. Simple additions: washi tape, a few embellishments, stamps for the dates and numbers and a new favorite pen. I typed up the list titles and printed them out, trimmed and added them to the lists. Simple and inspiring for me at a time when I needed it. I loved it.
Funny thing is, it is the most popular post on my blog! Which is pretty cool.
So, if you like listing and you like little journals, this giveaway is for you! You could also use the journal for anything from an inspiration journal, a to-do list or something else entirely. But seriously, this notebook is so cute you will want it for something special.
The notebook is a hand-stitched Moleskine from the fabulous Elizabeth Rosemond. I met her through Instagram and have had the great pleasure of meeting her in person! She is truly wonderful and truly talented. The next version of 30 Lists I used a very similar version as the one I am giving away. (yes, I still need to blog that one.) :)
- custom handstitched Moleskine by Elizabeth Rosemond. This one is for the circles in mint green, white and metallic gold. It is beautiful. Here is a close up of the stitching:
- also including a hand stitched "2014" tag in mint by Elizabeth as well. You can see it in the glassine bag ready to ship to the winner. I have my example of how I used it below. Again, it is so beautiful in person. You can find out more about Elizabeth on her blog here and her Etsy shop here. Follow her on Instagram here.
-- a gold doily from a Studio Calico kit + some gold sequins from Studio Calico. (similar doily can be found here; also note it is not a full pack of sequins. I will also likely throw in a few other random embellishments as well.)
-- For the washi tape: I've included a really cute custom washi tape sampler from Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd @dansmoncrane on Instagram. This is one of the coolest ideas for crafting on the go. I always include one of these in my travel scrapbooking kits. And the tapes are really lovely. You can find more about Vanessa on her blog here and her Etsy shop here. Follow her on Instagram here.
--For the photos, this round I am using this cool service called Origrami. It's a really fun way to include Instagrams. You will get a $30 gift certificate to use for any project you want. They have square print and Polaroid / Retro versions as well. Both will fit the Moleskine beautifully. Or just use them for another project. The choice is yours! You can find out more about them here. (note you can only order from your Instagram account; if you win this and don't use Instagram or would like another option, we can work something out. Also note the photos are from my personal stash and are not included.)
-- to stamp the dates: a cute roller date stamp with phrases from Dear Lizzy. You can see it here. I like this one because it has the days of the week on it as well as being super cute.
Here is a look at how I used a similar journal for spring 2013 round of 30 Lists.
Some tips on stamping in this Moleskine: the papers are archival but they are thin. I use chalk inks primarily. Dye inks or pigment inks tend to bleed through too much. Note there are plenty of pages in the journal and the last several are perforated so you could tear a page out and practice to see if your inks or pens bleed through too much for your liking.
As you can see, the Color Theory ink bleeds through just a bit. Other inks I have tried bleed through a lot more. I recommend playing around on one of the extra pages to see what works for you.
Here is one more look at the contents of the giveaway. I do hope you enjoy it if you win or have fun doing something similar. If you do, I would love to see it!
--Leave a comment below or on my Instagram giveaway picture. You can have additional entries by tagging a friend or reposting the photo and tagging it #annetteharinggiveaway
--Since you can get additional entries on Instagram I would like to give more options here as well: so for additional entries here, if you tweet this or tag on Pinterest, Facebook, etc, just leave a comment and a link where you shared it.
--Giveaway is open to internationals.
--Giveaway will close tomorrow evening: Sunday September 14, 2014.
Good luck and thank you again for all your patience and support!! xoxo
note: 30 lists was not included because I am so late getting this giveaway posted! Better late than never! But you can still play along with this round of 30 Lists if you choose, or download their pack of past lists or wait for next round which will be next March.
I hope to be posting a look at how I am playing along this round soon. I am loving it. Really really.