Journal Giveaway by guest: Melissa Esplin

I can't believe this week is nearly over! First, I'd like to thank Rachel for letting me blog at Black Eiffel for one glorious week. Second, I want to commemorate the occasion with a weekend giveaway.

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The book was hand bound by yours truly using "up-cycled" materials (brand-new but discontinued designer paper saved from the trash can by FABMO). Get your hands on this one-of-a-kind journal by commenting below. Only one entry per person, and anonymous comments will be excluded. Enter by Tuesday, March 31st.

188 comments:

Blogful said...

cool!

Krissa said...

How Cool...I love it!

mtlbaker said...

So pretty! Thanks for the contest.

Chessa! said...

I love it!

mae said...

:) I love pretty journals - the colour combo on these are great too! thanks for the contest :)

And loved your guest posts!

Rachael said...

it's lovely!

Meaghan said...

ADORABLE!
Can think of so many great uses.
Thank you for the opportunity.

Brittany and Johnse said...

So cute! Count me in :)

cat said...

I love books. I have so many blank ones, it's an addiction.

Annady said...

How lovely!

leni said...

It's lovely and the colors are so complementary!

Leslie said...

how cute! i love this!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh, I'd love to have that! So cute and useful!

becca said...

I'm a huge fan of journals, and this one is definitely cute.

bfg said...

I love journals and that one is very pretty!

Elisabeth said...

this is lovely.

debby said...

i have recently tried to pick up writing more and what better inspiration to write than a beautiful journal. hope i win!

Sheree said...

i love {unique} journals.

chrstnbm said...

that book is so pretty! never heard of "up-cycled" thats interesting!

moxie sinclair said...

i have kept a daily journal for 15+ years and am always wishing for pretty new ones to add to the collection. most beautiful!

Jamie said...

Beautiful! Love it so much! Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy Friday!

Heather and Jory said...

LOVE IT!! Thanks for the contest!

Diana said...

I love beautiful journals and love this one especially. Here's hoping I win!

Bonnie said...

I love books and I love contests! Kudos.

Elaine R said...

This is GORGEOUS! wow. Love the pattern and that strap around the middle. It's perfect. :]

Miss Reglisse said...

Cute journal.
Love the velvet band
Fingers crossed
;)

Beatriz Kim said...

Love the journal...looks like the perfect book to write healing, positive thoughts in. Or maybe collections of favorite things. Or poetry to be given to a friend in need. Perhaps a list of positive affirmations to share with others. Or maybe an album of favorite people. Anyway...thanks for all your postings...I've enjoyed reading them.

Una Zamorana y un Sallentí said...

i love it.
thanks for the giveaway

Conchi

[J] said...

It's beautiful!

Kelly said...

beautiful book!

Gale said...

in love!

Patricia Ann said...

I would love to have one. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Genevieve said...

I adore that little journal and would love to be in the running...I can already imagine the tid bits that I'd add to such a cute paper product! Thanks for your posts this week!

Martina said...

Up-cycling. I love that the term is about crafting and not exercise!

Mickelmonkey Mama said...

Wonderful book! So very crafty.

Gloria said...

such a lovely journal

Chelsea said...

Cute! My fingers are crossed!

made sweet said...

what a gorgeous book!! sweet giveaway.

sunnyxshiine said...

What a pretty journal!

Maya said...

This would be great, I need a new journal!

Rachel said...

ooh. love it :)

KristinB said...

I love it! The perfect size.

frankienicole said...

the perfect size, perfectly made. would be perfect for me! i love it!

mona. said...

yaya!

Bernadette Uzcategui said...

Me, me me!! I love all things journal-y and paper-y, so count me in!

Susan said...

Finally a definition of "up-cycling" - the book is gorgeous!

[ J ] said...

Dear Black*Eiffel,

I'm digging this blog!

And I dig notebooks! Moleskine and Rhodia are some of my favorites.


Regards,
J
http://regardseveryone.blogspot.com

Alexandra said...

You post so many entries a day I just love getting on my computer and seeing that you are telling us something new!!!

Franci said...

this is so pretty!

Nali P. said...

very cute!

Megan said...

What a lovely journal-very pretty! Count me in :)

Robyn said...

I love journals! This one looks gorgeous... :)

sarah gabler said...

so beautiful! I love the pattern and your craft is amazing.

veronica said...

love that ribbon.

pavlova said...

Hello -- I enjoyed your posts this week -- please include me in your lovely giveaway.

Kiersten said...

beautiful! I'd love it.

Marlene said...

oh so pretty!! thanks for the guest-blogging!

dmr said...

How wonderful a gift. Thank you for the contest.

Denysia said...

Very pretty! :)

cins said...

ooh, that's an adorable book!

for the love of pictures said...

Beautiful journal!

ten reasons why... said...

so pretty!

Karen said...

Oooh, just what I need! I'm a bit of a journal-a-holic!

Nikkholai said...

i absolutely LOVE hand binding a recycled book! it takes so much time, but lasts longer than any cheap one bought at a store :) great idea!

skoots1mom said...

nicely done!
i've never made anything like that before...but I do like to write, make notes, sketch.

Lee said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
The book is so amazing.

Betsy said...

I adored your guest posts, and I will definitly be using your gift wrapping tips.

digidew said...

awesome! very crafty!
really appreciate 'hands-on' work.
count me in :)

Xing said...

Love love love!!!!!

Monadh Ui Neill said...

I'm a journal writer so I would treasure this handmade book. But maybe someone else needs it more than I. You are very generous.

Heather said...

Fabulous!

Mary Grace said...

how cute! i want!!! gimme gimme!

Jaymin said...

Gotta love journals. Especially when they're handmade and being given away. :) Sweet.

SOUTH ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL PHOTO said...

Journals are great for my art students

Claire said...

OOOOH. so pretty and useful.

steph said...

How cute! I'd love to write my thoughts down in this!

B-duB said...

super sweet journal you designed.. i would love to write in it!

Sarah said...

That is so pretty! Oh, the secrets we would keep! :)

Sarah

david renó said...

send it to brasil!
=]

Rebecca said...

hell yeah! my fingers are crossed :)

:p said...

I could use a new journal. That looks cool. Thanks for the visiting blogging.

Erika said...

It's lovely!

Liz! said...

i hope i win! especially since the deadline is my 21st birthday! =]

kanmuri said...

Seems like I'm not the only one who wants it ;)

Thanks for a week of very nice posts.

Pattie Cordova said...

thanks for the opportunity!

mary said...

love it - thanks!!

Nancy said...

Eee, here's hoping :3

JD said...

pretty!

Anisa said...

I'm new to Black•Eiffel and intrigued. Of course, contests for cool stuff is intriguing, too. Have a great day!

Anna McKendrick said...

Ah! I've just learned bookmaking in a class of mine and would love to have such a sweet model!

Michelle said...

I love upcycled!

Katherine said...

Yay journal!

stella g. said...

this is beautiful!

Katie Ricky said...

Great journal!

badmintonman said...

Pretty cool Journal
!

I love it !

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

gorgeously pretty journal. ooh, i love it!

.38 said...

so beautiful! Want it!

Christie said...

Beautiful. Just popped over here after visiting your blog for the first time.

Christine MacLellan said...

Love the journel

Natural Salvage said...

I checked out your Etsy site a few days ago; you have beautiful work. You have inspired me to learn more about book making and I hope to attempt to do so soon. We'll see, it looks difficult and is truly an art.

laura said...

What a darling journal. LOVE it!!

Parker said...

Beautiful.
hugs,
kat

charlotte ferguson said...

this is a lovely thing for you to do.

Carla Cavellucci Landi said...

I love journals and I love bookbinding... it will be wonderful to have this little treasure in hands... I hope I can win! :o)

Olive said...

Loves it!

Bárbara said...

it's an amazing journal! =]

Ma Heather and Pa Craig said...

Just too cute!

Juli said...

Very lovely!

***LIZ*** said...

Yay! I love a give away, and what a super cute prize, thanks!

Ains said...

Oh man, neat!

Kim said...

That's lovely. Thanks for such a generous offer. A new notebook would make a good start for spring.

blushingjoy said...

Awesome. Such a pretty book!

grace said...

those colours and everything are just perfect! :)

Jenn said...

Very cute

captain kk said...

how beautiful. if i'm the lucky one, i will use it as my "go to" book.. one that i carry with me everywhere.. i'll use it for little sketches.. to stick things in that i like.. scribble notes in.. the mundane and the creative.
over + out.
captain kk.
p.s. i wish i was cool enough to wear crazy coloured high tops!

Alison said...

nice work!
i just took a bookbinding course so i know the effort involved here :)

Kate of All Trades said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I Use lovely journals like the one you've created here to hand write al of my favorite recipes. I plan to give them to my eight-year-ld daughter when she grows up. This would be a beautiful addition!

Ironic said...

I'm in!

Rachel H. said...

Beautiful!

A. Black said...

That's way cute!!

Kelly said...

Love the colors! Would really love for it to be mine! I want to start writing to my baby so he can grow up and read it!! :)

Michemily said...

I love Melissa Esplin.

Fashionably Kate said...

Yes please!!!

Counterpunch said...

I love handbinded thingamagigs! Wonderful job!

Sunder said...

I love this - where did you get the paper? In the trash? How perfect - I am now going to search my nearby craft and stationary stores trash cans!!!

KDeLap said...

Looks great! Thank you for the giveaway!

Judy Grubbs said...

Great journal. The colors are beautiful.

CardboardLyrix126 said...

That's just adorable! I love it!

Meghan said...

I love that this journal has a conscience. I have a friend with a birthday coming up and this would be the perfect gift for her!

Lindsay said...

Love it!

Charlene said...

Great idea! Love it.

Kathleen W. said...

That is so beautiful! I make books too, but haven't in some time. I should pull out my book board and bone folder and make some (not as nice as this one though).

Emily Anne said...

Really pretty! A great giveaway!

xx

mannequin said...

Lovely Journal Melissa. My girlfriend used to be a bookbinder in Baltimore, restoring old books in the library. I could sit and watch her forever, bringing books to life.
Thank you so very much for offering the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I absolutely adore journals and the idea of a handmade journal/book is wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win one.

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Very pretty :) Thank you for the chance!!

chellie_d said...

Beautiful work. Thanks so much for your generosity! x

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

How gorgeous! My BFF took a book binding class when she was getting her MA in Library science. I was super jealous.

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Naomi said...

Just lovely, thanks for the chance!

R. M. Preston said...

Very cool!

r.rohe said...

Looks lovely; thanks for the chance to win.

jennifer lorton said...

Thank you for the contest, it would be so nice to win. I hope I'm lucky.

Courtney said...

Very cute!

. said...

Thanks for the opportunity, Melissa! It's lovely. I've also enjoyed your posts :)

april said...

i'm very particular with journals. this one's lovely.

Magatha-May said...

it's so pretty... you always seem to find the sweetest giveaways.

Patricia Elliman said...

Beautiful book! I love it!

candice said...

gorgeousness! i love journals, have heaps of them all over the place as i have such a terrible memory & need to write things down... but then i can never remember which one i wrote in! ha ha ha! :D

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Jecca said...

Lovely!

okorolev said...

I love recycling. I just wish that everyone would do it, especially paper companies.

Katie said...

So purty!

Marc said...

Excellent!

katie stapleton said...

pretty journals may be one of my biggest weaknesses :)

Mouse said...

That is a beautiful journal!

isabelle said...

a giveaway ... sweet attention
I love collecting note books and journals ...yours is beautiful

Merrick said...

I can never have enough beautiful books/journals.

kara said...

oooh - what a fabulous journal! I've been wanting to start journaling again. Having such a sweet book to write in would be a great motivator.
xoxox,
-kara

Jeanie Nelson said...

Makes me want to get into bookbinding again.

croketasoriana said...

it.s lovelly!

katevp-a said...

oooh, such a pretty journal!!

two brunettes said...

this is so cute!

bec said...

Beautiful! I'd love to win! :)

Amy said...

I'd love this. So pretty.

Sarah said...

I love this. I could really use a new journal!

wide open spaces said...

I love it, I do!

Kristi said...

beautiful, careful work.
thank you for the chance.

Mandy said...

So cute!

Kristy said...

Love the color combo and design!

Aurora said...

lovely journal!! thanks for doing this!

Courtney said...

i LOVE it!!

Sarah said...

pretty!

Catherine said...

i love it!

Anonymous said...

The journal looks great!

- jennifer (Malaysia)

Jeff and Anna too! said...

I'm not spam!

Samazing said...

Hand-bound journals are the only way to roll.

alyssa said...

looove the journal. woneerful!

Barbara C. said...

This is a lovely journal, would love to submit my thoughts to it . . .

Shimmy Shake said...

So lovely! Can never have enough journals.

Erica T said...

Very pretty!

ting said...

love it! thanks for doing a giveaway.

karla said...

Ooh - pretty!

joolee said...

AH! hope it's not too late! i'd love me a new journal!

Tonia Conger said...

pick me.

audi said...

cute n awesome...thx for the offer :)

pamela colon said...

this blog is so cool wow!

jen laceda said...

Hi, I'm having a giveaway at my blog as well (from Mr and Mrs Smith hotel), but I'd like to join yours! Is it too late?

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