Monday, November 26, 2012

OMG, OMG, OMG...

In the words of the brain trust that is Mr. Homer J Simpson.  Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God!!!

I have just hit 10357 blog views.

I started this little project on Dec 25, 2011.  Over 10,000 views and 30 pounds later ( I really need to start walking again) I seem to be writing something a few people (all 5 of you that keep hitting refresh) want to peruse occasionally.

SO, being that I actually made it a year and seem to still have something to write to you folks about (hey I have a 5year old kid and a wife, there is ALWAYS material) I have decided to close out 2012 with a bang.

There are a few of you who have stated they like the stationery I send out.  It comes in 2 flavors.  Pure Cotton or Laid Paper and 6 colors from Original Crown Mill.  I am a fan.

I have decided to bite the bullet and am trying a little side venture here and will be selling some different papers at GREAT prices.  Not trying to get rich, just provide some neato paper to folks who like REALLY good paper without getting gouged in the process.



So with that I am going to give away for Christmas (the day of launch on my blog) one of these.



This is a "correspondence" set from Original Crown Mill - 100 Sheets of Laid paper (2 pads) and 50 envelopes in cream color.

and This,  4.25" x 6.5" larger note size. This set would make an lovely invitation or announcement too. Subtle deckle on all edges of the flat cards and on the 4.75" x 7" envelopes. wrapped in string and sealed with wax. Handmade in Spain in pale blue color.

So, interested?  But where is the catch?  There must be something?

I need 3 dozen krispy kreme donuts on my doorstep by 6am or the milk jug gets it.  

No really, they closed the one by our house and now I need to drive forever to see that lovely flashing neon sign "HOT DONUTS".  

Ok not really, what I need is mail.  You want to be entered you have to send me something.  The site is called i Still Write, so write something.  

All entries MUST be received by Dec 24th (edit - I have extended this until Jan 1st, due to interest from new folks) .  This "should" be more than enough time to put something in the mail.  You MUST reference the giveaway "Derrick Dun Lost It" see, it's that whole reading thingy and you must be following the site.  Did they just enter or did they actually read the instructions.

So no mass mailing this time.  I sunk the funds into good stuff.

So go, write me something.  I have some fun stuff to send out on a random basis as well... 

Thanks for the support.. 

Derrick


21 comments:

  1. Don't be sure that one month is "more than enough time" if you send letters trough Poste Maroc... :P

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    1. Should I extend the date, change the entry rules??

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    2. Oh, don't worry, please. I will send you something anyway. Sometimes it's quick, sometimes don't... But that's the magic of snail mail, isn't it?

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    3. Just received a replay on this giveaway from Germany today..

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  2. Companies still make stationery??? I have searched high and low in my neck of the woods and found nothing except a few packages of really expensive Crane & Co., which did not come home with me.

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    1. Oh yes they do, and I am a big fan of the OCM stuff. I noticed that most of the "good" paper is all European.

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    2. Same here in Katy and the parts of Houston where I shop. I bought a lovely box of Crane & Co. But it was the only one. The rest were boxes of notecards. Maybe it is time we started a writing campaign to stationers and Hallmark?

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    3. THAT, it the exact reason why I believe I am going to start selling this stuff. Tired of getting the shaft on the pricing when I know what they are paying for it.

      I am looking to carry Crane as well.. be patient folks. Just getting started. However, IF you see something you like from OCM or Arpa or ANYTHING from orangeart.com. Let me know ;)

      I know a guy.

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    4. There's a lovely paper store in Boulder, CO that I frequent. They may actually carry some Crane & Co stationery. They definitely have another brand and the name is escaping me at the moment. Anyway, the store is called Two Hands Paperie. I also enjoy buying pens from them.....too many pens!

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  3. I'll be sending you something soon.

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  4. Shucks! You cooked my grits. I mailed yet another Dear Dodson, D letter. wait! It's still here. Gonna open that sucker and write a postscript. I was here the other day and . . . Oh, never mind. gotta get some steam going here. Wonder if the humidifier will be quicker. Hmm. Gotta run.

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  5. Congrats, too! You just got a few more hits from me. :)

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  6. My entry on its way to you tomorrow, although I am pretty positive you owe me a letter instead of the other way around!

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    1. Ha. I did send yours this afternoon. ;)

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  7. Love the idea of being able to purchase well priced stationary as it is impossible to purchase anywhere. How is that possible by the way? I remember getting this stuff for birthdays as a kid and groaning now I can't find it to save my life. ugh. I'm in. I will be sending something out in the morning and following as well. Krispy Kremes. We were just talking about these heavenly creations this weekend - I would have to drive an hour to get them - an hour - of all the horrible things to do to someone. Have an awesome day.

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    1. The reasonable thing is easy. I'm doing this from home. I'm living here anyway :)

      Flat rate shipping. makes it easy.. if it fits as the USPS says..

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  8. What a pity, I have learned about this give away just a few minutes ago (from Lucas' blog)...:( My mail will not arrive in time. But I wish all of you luck! :D This is a gorgeous prize!

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    1. See edit above - I have extended until the 1st for the new folks :)

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  9. The stationary looks wonderful.

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    1. I bought some of the Arpa for myself and now need to buy some wax to seal (excuses, excuses) "no honey, Really, I HAVE to buy it"

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    2. Good stationery for a reasonable price sounds wonderful. I can only afford to buy the good stuff when our local Papyrus store has their semi-annual sales (& even with BOGO 50% off it's still not cheap =D).

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