Wednesday, June 16, 2010

giveaway with Rag and Bone Bindery


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delightful!

happy wednesday, nicies!

today on the rikrak studio blog
we're celebrating feeling well with
4 fabulous giveaways!

  • and join us here today for a beautiful handmade journal giveaway by the ever-inspiring Rag & Bone. what a week!

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there is little more inspiring, encouraging, hopeful and charming in the handmaking world to me then the fresh crisp blank pages of a new journal. the endless possibilities of what lies ahead THRILL me!

you know the feeling: no limits on what you can write, think, do, create, draw, concoct or hope with a beautiful new handbound book.

the lovely folks over at the Rag & Bone Bindery know this joy oh so well! located in Rhode Island, Rag & Bone Bindery creates photo albums, journals, guest books, baby books, and other fine bindings distinguished by their craftsmanship and enduring beauty. they've been creating handbound books since 1991 in their Bookbinding Studios, and their delightful work can be found across the US in fine galleries, stationery stores and the loveliest boutiques!

and if you were to judge a book by it's cover, then i know your judgement of these books would be *fantastic!* *stunningly beautiful!* and *WOW!* as you take a look at their cover options.

aren't they fabulous?

it`s gloriously impossible to choose which styles and covers and designs i love best! they're all so marvelous!

from there you can decide on the style of book you'd like. founder Jason Thompson writes about the art & craft of of bookbinding:
"The first ever handbound book I can remember holding in my hands was the book given to me by Ilira, my then girlfriend (And now wife!), for my 23rd birthday. It's a book she made completely by hand with materials and tools available at local art stores. She even marbleized her own paper - how cool is that? I was impressed by the complexity and simplicity of the book and I decided to venture to learn this 'lost art' of bookbinding myself."

so why not visit the beautiful beautiful Rag & Bone shop yourself. enjoy their lovely blog. follow their bindery insights on twitter and facebook ... and best of all... read on to see how you can WIN a handmade journal for yourself!








are you still swooning?
think it's possible to be in LOVE with a blank book?
me too! *sigh*
now try to regain your composure (i know - they're gorgeous!)...

because ... one lucky rikrak studio reader can WIN...
an Oyster cover Rag & Bone Journal.

please note:
the prize is one handmade journal in cover *oyster* as seen in the 1st photo below. however, the binding shown in photo 1 differs from the binding on the journal the winner will receive. the inside of the journal will resemble the pages in photo 2 below. thanks!



Jason writes about the prize: This is a 6 x 9, handbound journal in *Oyster* with deckle edged, bright white pages was the first book I began selling as Rag & Bone Bindery almost 18 years ago. Today, the journals are made in the exact same way as we made them back then: hand cut pages, beautiful covers and a "scritchy-scratchy" paper that's not too thick, not too soft and just right for ink, pencil & pen.



1. go visit the lovely Rag & Bone Bindery shop
... come back and tell us about your favourite goodie from the shop & why you love it!
=
1 entry

2. next, join the Rag & Bone newsletter mailing list.
... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry

3. follow
Rag & Bone on facebook.

... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry


4. follow Rag & Bone and the rikrak shop on twitter.
(they're
http://twitter.com/bindery & i'm http://twitter.com/therikrakshop) .
come back here and tell us!
= 1 entry.


5. tweet on twitter
about this giveaway and come back here and tell us! please be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! :)
= 1 entry.


6. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
and leave me a comment here telling us that you do!
= 1 more possible entry.


7. do a facebook update about this giveaway
come back and tell us.
= 1 more possible entry

8. do a
blog post about this giveaway
come back and tell us!
= 1 more possible entry

9. :: PLEASE NOTE:
each entry must be it's own comment.
thanks! ::

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:: RULES ::

a) it is possible to have a maximum of 8 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) using random.org, 1 winner of the Rag & Bone giveaway will be chosen on thursday, june 24rd @ 9pm EST.
d) open to contestants worldwide.
e) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

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166 comments:

  1. Love the Day Planner in Citrus Grove - this would be SO much prettier and nicer than anything I'd find elsewhere!

    jjsinna@hotmail.com

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  2. following...

    @just_jess_

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  3. aaand tweeted too...

    @just_jess_

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  4. Gorgeous shop! I love everything, I can't choose. In particular I love the Oyster and Avacado pattern. I also love the photo binders because you get to keep them forever.

    missfrekkles@live.com

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  5. I also tweeted.

    missfrekkles@live.com

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  6. ...and I'm now following too :)

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  7. I'm following Rag and Bone and The Rikrak Shop on twitter.

    My twitter profile is at @creativesque

    Thanks!

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  8. I love love love the blank journals especially animal parade and butterfly!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  9. By the way, i'm a follower of this blog :)

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  10. How beautiful they are!! I'd have to keep this for recording something very special it I won.

    Bye the way, I'm also a rikrac studio subscriber.

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  11. I love the midnight garden address book!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. from the Rag & Bone Bindery shop
    i would LOVE to have the Day planner in little lion! First of all that cover is way too cute :) and second....i am the worlds biggest skatter brain a day journal would probably be a good idea for me haha

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  13. i am already a follower under kshuttle :D

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  14. I love the "Mango" design .. what a gorgeous color. And I can understand perfectly what you mean by "falling in love with a blank book" :)

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  15. I love the orange woodgrain covers! And I'm a sucker for day planners. It's too bad you only need one a year, quite frankly.

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  16. Everything is gorgeous!! I especially like the frame albums:)

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  17. I'm in love with the Twelve Ways To Say
    I Love You!!!

    sarahbobloblaw@gmail.com

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  18. i like rag and bone on facebook

    sarahbobloblaw@gmail.com

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  19. I like the Photo Frame album in Orange Juice.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  20. I like their day planner in pear.

    anja.lju at gmail dot com

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  21. Really cool prize! I like the 4x6 photo binders from the shop.

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  22. woooow..! im in love with this one-

    CITRUS GROVE...

    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  23. I follow the rikrak blog!


    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  24. i follow in facebook..


    nitzan.sc (in other mail addres- ralnit at hotmail dot com)

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  25. I might actually do some day planning if my day planner was so pretty! I love so many of the cover options {seriously - more than half!}, but I think I'd go with oyster or mango.

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  26. Oh my word! These are beautiful. My absolute fave is the paper page album; I scrapbook and it would be just perfect for a really special album for my daughter who'll be starting uni in the autumn. The butterfly cover literally took my breath away; it's sublime.

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  27. I just joined the newsletter. Sadly, that's it for me since I can't enter any other way. Here's hoping.....desperately!

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  28. Enter me please!! My favorite item is: http://www.ragandbonebindery.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=680

    The printed is fantastic!

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

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  29. Following Rag & Bone on facebook (Ana Belén R M)


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

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  30. following Rag & Bone and the rikrak shop on twitter (@fisiwoman)

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

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  31. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/16336111743


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

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  32. Following via google, as fisiwoman

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

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  33. Post it on FB: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000825276857&v=wall&story_fbid=131601543530937



    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

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  34. I love their blank journals, just a simple, beautiful book, full of potential! I love the juicy solid silks, one in every colour please.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  35. I love the day planner in mandarin!
    kyliept@gmail.com

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  36. I subscribe to rikrak in google reader.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  37. I know I should probably be looking at the baby books for my little one, but I can't go past the Optics Day Planner...

    squeaks16(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I love the Photo Binder in Hummingbird! :)

    jo.tee35(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. I love the 12 Wishes for Babies! We're expecting in a month, so my mind has been on baby stiff!

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  40. I am recently engaged and I love Rag & Bone's Twelve Wishes for Your Marriage Book...I hope we get one of these for our wedding, it is such a lovely idea.

    dlogstonATgmailDOTcom

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  41. Love the 2011 Day Planner in Dottie Blue. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. Following you on GFC, too.

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  43. The little lion journal is adorable!

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  44. I joined the Rag & Bone newsletter mailing list.

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  45. I follow Rag & Bone on facebook.

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  46. I follow Rag & Bone and the rikrak shop on twitter.

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  47. I follow the rikrak studio blog

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  48. Love the Humming Bird day planner cause the colors are so pretty and I love hummingbirds..

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  49. joined the Rag & Bone newsletter mailing list.

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  50. follow Rag & Bone on facebook under name Mona Cpete


    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  51. follow Rag & Bone and the rikrak shop on twitter under name monacpete

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  52. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/16359965006

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  53. follow & subscribe to the rikrak studio blog

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  54. shared on facebook under name Mona Cpete

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001057504861&v=wall&story_fbid=132632820096924&ref=mf

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  55. Simply gorgeous! Shared through twitter!! (@jyotsnam)

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  56. Do subscribe to the blog too

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  57. I just love the Day Planner with a Chili Pepper cover!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I just love the Day Planner with a Chili Pepper cover!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I follow the rik rak studio blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I love the journal! I would get the cover in Midnight Garden! So awesome!

    kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

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  61. I joined the mailing list!


    kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

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  62. I follow them on Facebook!

    kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

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  63. I follow you and them on twitter!

    kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

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  64. I tweeted! @poppyluxedesign

    kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

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  65. I already follow you :)

    kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

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  66. I updated on FB about it: http://www.facebook.com/poppyluxedesign?ref=nf

    kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

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  67. I love Twelve Wishes For Baby. I thyink it's a wonderful way to keep your memories on.

    Thanks!!!

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  68. I love the Pear cover, it's my favorite color, and I love silk.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  69. I'm a follower via GFC

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  70. I really love the Photo Frame Album in Mango. It's the perfect keepsake for some memorable pictures :-)

    carbar79 at gmail dot com

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  71. i love the Day Planner in pinky cover option

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  72. I've always kept a journal ever since I was younger, so those items are the ones I like most. c: My favorite is the Rag & Bone Bindery Journals in either Traffic Jam or Park Ave. ^^ I really can't decide because both covers are just amazing designs! c:

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  73. I joined the Rag & Bone newsletter mailing list. c:

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  74. I subscribe via email! ^^

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  75. I love the Citrus Grove because of the bright colors, the trees, and the birds! :)

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  76. I'm a follower!


    Amy
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  77. Great giveaway!

    I like the Chili Pepper cover.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  78. I like the LIttle bird green day planner! Too cute!

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  79. i joined the Rag & Bone newsletter mailing list

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  80. I follow Rag & Bone on facebook

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  81. i follow Rag & Bone and the rikrak shop on twitter.
    @cmumpy

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  82. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/cmumpy/status/16433619007

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  83. I subscribe to the rikrak studio blog

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  84. I love the butterfly blank journal. It's pretty and perfect for taking notes on the go

    A_C_E_ at hotmail dot com

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  85. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/16444969154

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  86. These silk covered books are so beautiful! http://www.ragandbonebindery.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=610

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  87. Do I have to pick just one favorite item?!? Twelve Ways To Say I Love You in citrus grove...beautiful! I also love the day planners!!
    raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  88. I joined the mailing list
    raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  89. I follow on FB
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  90. I follow your blog
    raquelk_87 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  91. I really like dotty or the woodgrain orange. Those journals are so pretty, you do great work. ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  92. twitter follower! ambrerose1

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  93. OOohhh I love the day planner in Park Ave! So cute!!!

    nanoukedesigns (at) yahoo.com

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  94. I love the park avenue cover and I would get it as a blank journal – what a fun print!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  95. I follow rag and bone on facebook as Jenny Bolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  96. I’m following you both on twitter as JennyBolech
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  97. my favorite is Baby's First Book
    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  98. I follow rikrak studio on GFC as Jenny
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  99. follower via gfc
    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  100. blog post
    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/06/oyster-cover-rag-and-bone-journal.html
    black11angel at yahoo dot com

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  101. tweet

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/16521933560

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  102. I love the Journal in Mandarin! xo

    -Skully
    sharkseat[at]hotmail[.]com

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  103. I love the journal in Little Birdie Pink. I'm going through such a bird phase at the moment! :)

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  104. I love the Butterfly cover journal, the colors are so bright and pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

    luv2have at gmail dot com

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  105. I email susbcribe to the Rikrak blog, yay!

    luv2have at gmail dot com

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  106. Looove the day planner with pink stripe cover!

    ladyvogue_cannaria(at)yahoo.com

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  107. Following your blog!

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  108. I love the Day Planner with the Flourish cover. I'm obsessed with organization so planners are a necessity in my life. This one is so pretty, I would gladly carry it around with me everywhere!

    lynnx512 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  109. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/livelovelynn/status/16581353355

    lynnx512 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  110. Photo albums aren't appreciated as much, so I'd pick that. In Champagne, because it's an elegant color that ages well.
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  111. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/monacpete/status/16590037997

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  112. I love this design:

    HUMMINGBIRD


    ninskylabjusip(at)yahoo.com

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  113. I'm a follower of your blog as Janinay. :P

    ninskylabjusip(at)yahoo.com

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  114. I'm a follower of your blog as Janinay. :P

    ninskylabjusip(at)yahoo.com

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  115. I love the hummingbird design 'cause it makes me feel close to nature


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  116. I've joined the Rag & Bone mailing list
    ninskylabjusip(at)yahoo.com

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  117. I am a follower of your blog as Janinay. :)

    ninskylabjusip(at)yahoo.com

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  118. Followed you both on Twitter as ninskylabjusip


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  119. I've followed Rag and Bone on facebook as Janine Monasterial

    ninskylabjusip(at)yahoo.com

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  120. I like Butterfly.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. I love the blank journals and I think my favorite cover is "chili pepper".

    ohmillertx{at}aol{dot}com

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  122. I love the midnight garden address book!

    13cls13@gmail.com

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  123. I love the day planner with the butterfly cover. So cute!!

    chunkerton13@aol.com

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  124. I love the journal in "dizzy birds" - so fun!!
    lifewithjding at gmail dot com

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  125. I like OPTICS design... I am not sure why, all designs are very nice. This one has a pattern which I like.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  126. Blog follower
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  127. Fan of Rag & Bone on Facebook (Ľubica Kotmániková)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  128. following both of you on twitter (@Lubaska)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  129. i like the AVOCADO, and the CITRUS GROOVE, form the Everyday collection...

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  130. I love the zinnia photo frame album!


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  131. I would get the large paper page album in Optic, because I really would love to document a "year in the life" of our household and such a beautiful album would be great inspiration.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  132. I'be long had this accordian book http://www.ragandbonebindery.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=597 (in pear) on my wish list

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  133. All Rag & Bone's books are amazing, so it's really impossible to pick one favorite. But I do think the Twelve Days You Made a Difference books are so... clever.

    Clara

    cboza(at)vna1.com

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  134. I'm following Rag & Bone Bindery on Facebook.

    Clara

    cboza(at)vna1(dot)com

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  135. I want one of their journals in red. It has been on my wish list for a while.

    Thanks,
    Glenda
    secret1042@aol.com

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  136. I love the Animal Parade journal because it fits my personality.

    celestia dot price at gmail dot com

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  137. I adore the Butterfly journal.

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  138. I like the Citrus Grove baby book.
    jswandrn at gmail

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  139. hi, i am in lovey with Day Planner in Citrus Grove

    email me :)
    liz_crowny@yahoo.com
    pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

    thankies for helding this giveaway

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  140. hi,I would love to participate in this giveaway,I'm your follower through Google Friend Connect..

    email me :)
    liz_crowny@yahoo.com
    pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

    thankies for helding this sweet giveaway

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  141. follow Rag & Bone on facebook, name doki doki co :)

    email me :)
    liz_crowny@yahoo.com
    pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

    thankies for helding this giveaway

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  142. I love the handmade journals and the butterfly cover.

    hazeleaf@yahoo.com

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  143. love the humming bird daily journal, this very cute for keep sake notes.

    blueice0831@yahoo.com

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  144. The Chili Pepper pattern is really hot!

    simonka_t AT hotmail DOT com

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  145. I love the 2011 Day Planner that they offer! I LOVE anything organizational...and this looks beautiful! :)


    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

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  146. I *like* rag and bone bindery on Facebook! Katy Mc. Ald.


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  147. My favorite is the butterfly cover handmade journal. I tried binding once and have great appreciation for these products!

    aluttrell at cox dot net

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  148. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/kimhigueria/status/16909354188
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  149. following both on twitter @kimhigueria
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  150. I love the zinnia cover journal! The yellow print is so pretty.
    kimhigueria at gmail dot com

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  151. I love the Day Planners! I'd love one in Pear- basic, green, but with that fantastic texture!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  152. And I follow this blog!:D

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  153. The Day PLanner totally rocks! Something so beautiful would make the pain of organizing my life so much less painful!

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  154. My favorite item is the Blank Journal in Little Lion. The art is so unique and refreshing, reminds me a bit of 50s/60s art.

    zannidmail (at) gmail.com

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  155. Liked you on Facebook (Suzanna Dowdy)

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  156. Joined the Rag and Bone newsletter mailing list!

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  157. Following your blog!

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  158. Following both on twitter (username zannid)

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!