Saturday, November 28, 2009

Free Shipping and more prizes to win

Apparently this is the big weekend to have a sale, so my Etsy shop is offering Free Shipping to all Canada and USA locations. All other countries can get half price shipping. So, Free Shipping at MyHandboundBooks until Monday night (Nov 30th)! On top of the free shipping, and on top of the 12 Days of Christmas promo that I mentioned in my last post, there is yet one more fun thing happening. The Bookbinding Etsy Street Team presents the...
BEST Holiday Book Event!
You can get all the details at Basically, by shopping in any of the participating Etsy stores, you get your name into a draw for prizes (shown below). Books made by our team members and a couple of gift certificates are up for grabs! So if you still have some shopping to do, get at it! Best to get the online shopping done as soon as possible so you aren't victimized by the postal system too. (I think this is the end of my own holiday promotions, I promise I'll get back to some more interesting bookbinding-related stuff soon!!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Be sure to check out the 12 Days of Christmas promotion that the Trans Canada Etsy Team is having right now. For the next 12 days, you can get your name into a draw for this rather fabulous prize - consisting of handmade goodies from 22 different artisans across Canada. During these 12 days, each shop will be featured on the TCET blog sharing favorite Christmas memories, recipes, and traditions so you can get to know us all a little better. Ballots for the prize are earned by shopping in the participating Etsy stores, and you can get one free ballot by writing your letter to Santa and telling him about three particular items you would like to have from the participating shops. Check out the details, find the list of participating shops, and leave your letter to Santa here:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Where have I been???

Sheesh, suddenly it's been 22 days since my last post. I haven't been anywhere. I have no excuses. So. What's been happening, anyway? First of all, I want to show you this really fabulous book - made by another Canadian bookbinder, Jen, who is Red Pumpkin Studio on Etsy, and she is based in Regina: Isn't that cool? It's a very unique style and that's some of my marbled paper on the covers! So this is the first time that I've seen a book made by someone else using my marbled paper and this book is just so cool, I think she did a fantastic job of combining her style with this particular paper. Also I wanted to mention that a couple weeks ago, I won a book from Subu! So that was exciting. She is having a Wordsmith Wednesday contest on her blog every week. Readers can suggest words or phrases that might be suitable for her to use on the covers of her notebooks. I had suggested "Not Yours", hehe! If she picks your suggestion, then she'll make a book with your suggested phrase on the cover and send it to you! Simple as that. She accepts suggestions all week, so you can go over there now and make a suggestion before the next winner is picked on Wednesday!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

BEST Zombie Award 2009

Thank you to everyone who has been following these Halloween Challenges and casting votes for my books! The Bookbinding Etsy Street Team actually had a tie for the award this year. The two winning books were my tunnel book, Trapped Inside a Haunted House, and Sara Hindmarch's book, Vampire Diary, so congratulations to us! Sara is defending her title since she won the award last year, way to go! Check out the full results on the team's blog. The Trans Canada Etsy Team's Halloween Challege ended yesterday too. The winner was a Haunted Tree Pendant by MyBelleBijoux. I voted for her pendant too, it is really great! So my MacBeth journal was the runner up (again... I was the runner up last time too!).