Monday, April 25, 2011

Let's Start Monday off Right.....

...With a GIVEAWAY! :D

First of all, I'd like to wish my friends of the Judeo-Christian persuasion a happy Passover/Easter (a day late!).  I hope your weekends were delightful!  Let's keep the celebrating going on a late-April Monday, shall we?

Most of you may remember our good friends at Silver Crow Creations but if you're new to the blog, you MUST check them out!  They have EVERYTHING in their online shop AND in their Etsy store as well.  Seriously, check out their menu on the left hand side of their store - my oh my!

One of my favorite items in the whole shop is the ephemera packs, and there are three sizes from which to choose:  Jumbo (100+ pieces), Large (30+ pieces) and Small (10+ pieces).  When I've ordered my packs they've included stuff like vintage magazine pages, stamps, vintage labels, invoices, checks - you name it.  I love ephemera packs because their contents are always a surprise and it's a great way to jump-start your creativity!

Well guess what - thanks to our wonderful friends Pete and Annie at Silver Crow, YOU could win a Large Ephemera Pack of your own, shipped directly from Silver Crow (some of the nicest people you'll meet online!).  All you have to do is:

1.  Answer the question, "What is your Holy Grail of ephemera?", or in other words, what piece of ephemera would you absolutely FREAK OUT over if you managed to get your hands on it?
2.  I cannot stress this enough - YOU MUST HAVE A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS THAT I CAN EASILY FIND ON YOUR BLOG OR POSTED HERE.  If I have to search for more than three minutes to find it, it's on to the next winner.
3.  I'll pick a winner this Wednesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. CDT.  Enter soon!  :D
4.  If you're the winner, you must reply within 72 hours to my e-mail telling you you've won.  If I don't hear from you, I'll pick another winner.
5.  Once I hear from you, I'll give you the instructions on how to get your free ephemera pack!  :D

I hope we get a lot of people signing up for this giveaway - it's a good one!  :D

Happy Monday to all!

22 comments:

  1. I would love to get my hands on an old ships log. I have many nautical and sea related stamps to create with but so far have never come across an old log to use with them.

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  2. I would love to find an old love letter. Especially one written by a woman.

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  3. I love vintage holiday fare; wrapping paper, seals, tags, doilies, old egg dying kits, shiny brite boxes, valentines, greeting cards, crepe paper...the list goes on and on...
    ;-)

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  4. Easy...a ledger, written in from the 1800's, that has all that cool handwritten notations from people's names and what they've paid, etc.!!! Easy peasy.

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  5. Mine would have to be either:
    An antique (1st or 2nd edition) tarot or fortune telling deck with someone's personal crib notes written on it; or
    Something (letter, journal, etc.) hand-written in a secret language and code, à la the Voynich Manuscript. Bonus if there are illustrations!

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  6. I like to find old yearbooks. I like to read what people write on the liner papers. I like handwritten journals, diaries, love letters, etc. Old photos are my number one love, though.

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  7. So many options- old stamped postcards, diaries/journals, used stamps. I also like sea/ocean/antarctic related items.

    Thank you SO MUCH! This is an awesome giveaway!

    Jackie
    www.lettersandjournals.com

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  8. I would love to be the person who goes to a garage sale and finds that old cheast that is locked and when I get it home and pick the lock I find years worth of old love letters from two peole that you can tell truely loved each other, but you never really know what happened to them. I also have a dream object that i have found on Silver crow. It is a butterscoch disk or chip. Something about it just speakes to me, I have no idea what I would do with it but I love it anyway.

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  9. I would love to find a stash of documents in foreign scripts, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, things I can't read but the writing looks beautiful. Or a hoard of Japanese prints - I might just paper my studio ceiling in them.

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  10. I'd love to find a box of vintage Christmas cards with handwritten notes and good wishes in them. I love vintage Christmas items and use them in my mixed media art. Thank you so much for this exciting giveaway!
    Linda
    MidwestieLady on Etsy and ArtFire

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  11. Oh my! How to choose one thing over all the ephemera that I'd freak out over having!! Hmmmm... well, it would probably be something written in a lovely old script with an ink pen that was dipped in an inkwell - old letters or autograph books or ledger pages.

    This is an awesome giveaway, Mel!! Thanks!!

    erinaugh - at- yahoo - dot - com

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  12. I love Silver Crow and would be so happy winning anything from them! I would have to ask Annie to choose something for me as I would have trouble deciding.

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  13. I've a yen for old train schedules and tickets. Think of the possibilities for collage. Love letters are a close second.

    Neato giveaway, thanks!
    autumn at d c n. org

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  14. Oh man....I love vintage music sheets, old books, holy grail would have to be old holiday stuff, anything in mint green ice blue or pink. hehehehe!

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  15. Chaska - this giveaway is for a Large ephemera pack, so you wouldn't have to choose. :D

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  16. I would LOVE to find a vintage (Victorian era)French reference book...a textbook, encyclopedia volume, dictionary...but printed in France...and hopefully with illustrations. The mind boggles with possibilities!

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  17. I would love to find a vintage journal with drawings and notes of nature and or animals.
    cesween@yahoo.com

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  18. Fun Giveaway! I would go crazy over old ledger paper or old wallpaper. My email is manylittleangels@yahoo.com. :o)

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  19. A Vintage autograph book with drawings and funny little poems, silk postcards from WW1 with love messages or a Vintage school ledger/register.

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  20. My absolute favorite ephemera is almost no ephemera - it's not paper. I adore old sheepskin vellum/parchment indentures, agreements, contracts, codexes (sp?) - the writing is usually superb with lots of filigree calligraphy. - We bought a few that were made poorly and have cut them into small pieces that are perfect for collage jewelry. We're thinking about selling larger pieces. What does everyone think?

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  21. WE HAVE A WINNER!! :D My random.org number generator picked the number 12, so that means that Chaska, you are the winner! :D I have your e-mail and will send you a note shortly - congratulations! And thanks to all 18 of you who entered the contest - I love hearing from you! :D

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  22. Thanks everyone for the kind remarks about SilverCrow and for all the cool ideas. We'll be on the hunt (as though we have to start)!

    Congrats to Chaska, too! We'll send your Medium Ephemera right away - unless you moved!

    Thanks, Mel, I love reading all the comments. We're all different and all the same (of course).

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