Friday, November 22, 2013

And their out of the gate.

Well I got the very first entry into next months giveaway.  What a good way to start  it off..

I go home for lunch to find this little morsel in my mailbox.

 I open it up to find this wonderful card.

 Completed entry.  And check it out she sent diabetes with the card :)

Sure, send the guy who just had gastric bypass cookies..  Cruel joke?  NA  Kim and Kaylee will be sure to polish them off before I get back home.  Can I be bought.  You betcha!  For being the very first entry.. Jerilyn will be receiving..

This.. The brand new subscription addition from Field Notes.  I should be receiving my shipment soon.  So be on the lookout Jerilyn.  Thank you very much for the card and continued sugar dependency for Kaylee.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Giveaway entry time!! and updates.

Alrighty then folks.  It's that time of the year to start getting ready for next months giveaway.

Last year I gave away some nice stationery (or I thought so).  Some Original Crown Mill letter sets and some Arpa letter sets.

Work on the database is progressing and hope to have it better nailed down come the first of the year.  Let's face it folks, right now during this season we ALL are bombarded from every direction for our time.

This being my second year and really up on the amount of people who continue to read my sporadic musings I have decided this will be a good one for the readers/scanners/lurkers of my fair blog.

So what is on the block this time you say?  Could it be that cheese straightener I've read so much about?  Is it that book on how to reuse toilet paper? Nay!  It is non other that the crap listed below.

Field Notes colors (I have a bunch) America the Beautiful, or  Lager and Ale  These are from the color subscriptions.

From Kickstarter - The NOCK Co. Pen Cases - I ordered the whole lot.  I will be parting with the ones I cannot find a use for.  The Delivery will be when I get them.

From Kickstater - Rainbow Pencils  Waiting on them.

From Kickstater - Kreate-a-lope  (C6 envelopes - for a5 paper both the envi and liner templates)

Kickstarter - The Wrylon Robotics Field Guides (3 books GREAT artwork)

J. Herbin -  Wooden Collectors dip Pen set (this is the big one)

J Herbin Box Set - 'A la Perle des Encres'

A truly excellent combination of old world expertise, this gift set is a timeless piece for any writing enthusiast. It is presented in a lovely wood box and contains 1 nib holder, 5 different stainless steel nibs and 1 bottle of ink.
For the traditionalist, the Brause (Made in Germany) Stainless steel nibs are among the world's finest for a dip-pen writing experience. This set has 5 different types - Iserlohn 50, Brause Cito-Fein Iserlohn, Brause No. 361 Iserlohn, Brause No. 85 Iserlohn, Brause No. 65 Iserlohn.
They are complemented by 30ml of Violet J Herbin Ink (Made in France) and a nib holder.


  • CONTENTS: 1 Wood Box / 1 Nib Holder / 1 Bottle of Ink / 5 Nibs
  • SIZE: Box is 245mm x 85mm x 57mm / Nib Holder is 200mm long /Ink Bottle has 30ml
  • MATERIALS: Wood Box / Stainless Steel Nibs
  • SOURCE: Nibs Made in Germany / Box, Ink, Holder Made in France
Now, good news bad news.  Being what it would cost me to send some of these items I have to keep some of this North America.  If the folks overseas want to enter, it will be for the lighter objects (notebooks, Nock pen case) the Herbin box would cost me almost as much to send as what I bought it for.

Now you all know that I can't just have you do something easy like "leave a comment to enter"  that's just to easy and boring.  So what could it be this go round?  Pc's?  Letters? That recipe for sugar free/low carb tapioca? (I would love that one by the way). NO! 

What is required this time is a holiday/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Bah Humbug/Festivus or some other type of "this time of year" card.  I am not a religious person but I am not going to knock any type of card sent.  Please note  ALL CARDS SENT WILL BE POSTED ON THE BLOG.  Translation = keep it clean.  Not a prude and I love humorous cards just keep it family oriented.

I've been working on mine and they are coming along pretty well.  Depending on the time available, they get a better treatment.  Doing a bunch of swap-bot stuff right now for Christmas cards.  Think I'm approaching the 60 cards mark this week alone.

This will be a rolling giveaway. You only need ONE entry, if you are not pulled in that week, it just rolls on to the next one.  I will start the disbursements every week on Friday in December.  Final one (Herbin box) on Jan 1.  Each card that comes in will be stamped with a number for the draw by the standard pull.  Each card/envelope must have the words "buddy holly" somewhere on there does not have to be on both but one of either.  See this is my normal were you paying attention part of the giveaway.

So with that 

Monday, November 4, 2013


Is anyone interested in some tutorials on creating stuff.  I have been hard at work getting stuff ready for the holidays and was wondering if anyone is interested in seeing the creation process from start to finished product.

Lately I have been working with some new tools.  Cricut, die cutters, stamps and different pads shading techniques.

So if you guys are interested, leave a comment.  I will try to get 2 a month minimum up.