Archive for May 2011

Giveaway Changes

We have good news for the regular readers and followers of Letters & Journals! The odds of winning the fabulous monthly stationery giveaway just improved tremendously!  We’re changing the way we select the winner by only allowing active readers to be entered into the drawing. This should improve your odds of winning as entry to…

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Pentel Pens and Pencils

What is more fun than trying out new pens? Tying out new pens that you win! I won this wonderful selection of pens and pencils from Pentel at a contest at Julie’s Whatever blog.I will write some of my impressions of them later, but wanted to share them with you now before they went their…

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Book Bandi Giveaway

UPDATE 5/30/11: Robyn and Twisted are the winners of the Book Bandi. Please email me your address and I will send it to you!  My email address is Jackie (at) LettersandJournals (dot) com  Robin- you won the middle brown Book Bandi and Twisted chose the black bandi on the bottom from the photo below. The…

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Edward Gorey Postcards #8-11

I thought it would be so easy to keep up with this postcard project. Alas, that has not been so. I’m going to do a big catch up in this post and list 4 cards that will take me through May 2011. Postcard #8 has a man in a dressing gown being carried off by…

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Day 3 of the National Stationery Show

 Tuesday was Day 3 at the National Stationery Show. What a fantastic and busy day! Started early at the show and made sure to meet some of the sponsors I had not seen yet. This is my last day at the show since Wed is only half a day and I am heading back to…

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Website Maintenance

Sorry to interrupt the National Stationery Show updates, but I’ve been informed that they will be doing the second part of the server maintenance and upgrade this week, so I wanted to get this announcement posted right away. I will post Day 3 of the NSS as soon as the upgrade is completed, which will…

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Day 2 at the National Stationery Show

Day 2 at the National Stationery Show was a success! The stormy rainy day in NYC made it a great day to be indoors! I met some more of the generous people/sponsors who have donated to the L&J monthly giveaway including: Jennifer at Survival by Design Peter at Crane Stationery Chronicle Books has also been…

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Day 1 at the National Stationery Show

Just a quick post to tell you that I’m at the National Stationery Show (NSS) and that it is lovely, just as it is every year! I have some issues with my camera, so will need to use my iPhone for more of the blogging posts on this trip. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that today, so only…

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National Stationery Show Preparation

This week I will be attending my fifth National StationeryShow. I am just as excited this year as I have been every year I’ve gone. For the pen and paper lover, this is the trade show to attend. It’ s great to walk the show aisles and see eye candy and functional, whimsical, practical, colorful…

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100 Mile Garage Sale Photos

I first mentioned the 100-mile Garage Sale back in April when I made plans to spend two days along the Mississippi visiting the area and checking out some of the hundreds of sales in the towns between Red Wing and Wabasha. Although I didn’t find any special ephemera, office or writing supplies, I did experience…

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