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Sunday, March 1, 2009

100th Post Giveaway

In honor of my 100th post, I am giving away a really nice book - hardly used at all. I bought it new when I was really into bookbinding, but have since began making books using folding or the BindItAll, so this book has just been sitting on the shelf watching and no doubt feeling left out.

Keith is THE big name in bookbinding and this book is one of his best, IMHO. There are lots of easy to follow illustrations of his methods and more than 300 pages including the reference section.



I'd like to give this book a good home. To win this book, just leave a comment telling me what you will do/make if you win. Be sure to leave some way for me to contact you.

Good luck! I will be selecting a winner using a random number generator on March 6th.

53 comments:

  1. What a generous offer! I am starting a small business (both my husband and I have lost our jobs) teaching and selling handmade books, journals and artist books. This is one book that I do not have and have been looking for something that would help me kick start this business.
    BUT, blessings to whomever you pick...they WILL be the right one. Blessings on YOU for your generous spirit!
    Libbi

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  2. Congratulations on your 100th post! I haven't tried bookbinding although I've been meaning to - I have lots of vintage French postcards that I think would make beautiful notebooks so that would be my project.

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  3. sounds like a great book! congratulations on your 100th post!
    connie williams
    crinwil2@yahoo.com

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  4. Congratulations on your 100th post!! I'll be taking my first book-binding class next month. I've been waiting for the class to come back around. I'd love to have a chance to learn more skills, so that I could make differently bound books for each of my children, but it sounds like the poster above me *needs* this book.

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  5. Happy 100th! Hope you have many more and a lot of fun while you do.

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  6. Congrats on you 100th post, I remember mine many many ago LOL!!

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  7. WOW...you are giving away your book to one lucky reader....I hope I'm in the running as I'd love to take possession.

    I hope you have many more readers to view your talents.

    Carolyn S

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  8. I am a student at Hollander's in Ann Arbor and take book making classes when I can. Keith Smith is THE name in book binders. i will attempt to follow his directions to create bindings i have not learned YET.
    If I am selected I'll SHOUT OUT and if I'm not selected, congrats to the winner!!

    Pam mie-nai@coslink.net

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  9. I have wanted to learn bookbinding and need pictures to lead me along. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a lovely and geneous way to mark this wonderful milestone. If I was lucky enough to be the one I would use this to make heritage journals to leave behind telling the story of my lineage.
    I hope you make lots more posts.
    Janine
    janinesmithglass@btinternet.com

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  11. Well, I'd read it of course and maybe alter it a bit!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  12. Congrats on making it to 100. At this point I don't think I will ever get there. I just don't do enough. As for the giveaway....I would love that book. I am so into creating my own journals. I did one and I love it. It was during a class and I have yet to create one on my own.

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  13. Wow! 100 posts...keep up the good work and commitment! What a very generous offer you've made...I'd love to win it in the drawing...it will find a new home with the right person...
    Jesse in Las Vegas, NV

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  14. What a fabulous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to sign up. Reaching your 100th post is an amazing milestone - congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations on your 100th Post. That's a milestone I will hope to meet. I also wish you well on your new business venture and hope that you and your husband find success ahead. For me, I'm trying to create my own business, too, and to work on creating books to house my poems, photos, memories of family and life, so I would put the giveaway book to use in those projects. Congratulations to whoever wins the book, though!! And again, what a great idea to pay it forward like this.

    Blessings to you,
    Nessa

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  16. Congrats on your 100th blog post. I'd love to win this book!

    arlene
    arlene9999@earthlink.net

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  17. Wow! A BOOK!! I can never have enough BOOKS!! And I've been wanting a good bookmaking book for awhile.....;) thanks for the chance a winning one! deni may
    denimay1950@yahoo.com

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  18. Wow Vicki, what a wonderful giveaway. This is so generous of you! I'd love to have this book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Doreen
    aka LuniLadi
    cosenzas@optonline.net

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  19. Congrats on 100 posts. I have been on the cusp of making and binding a book for a while now and this would be the nudge I need. I also want to get better at transfers, so I would make a book with transfers and thoughts about photos I will take on walks this Spring.

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  20. Great idea to have a giveaway for something you don't use but know someone will!

    100 posts! Whew! I am just starting my blog and I think I am on 6 or 7 so great job on 100! Keep up the great work :)

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  21. Congrats on your 100th post. What a great giveaway. Please put my name in the hat.
    CindyB
    eiggam44atyahoodotcom

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  22. Congratulations on 100 posts! It's a great feeling, isn't it?

    I LOVE binding my own sketchbooks, though I still have a couple of purchased ones to work through rather than waste them. Hand bound ones have so much more character; I use my art journal as an extension of my day, recording whatever is "right" at the time.

    Vicky
    billnvicky@sbcglobal.net

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  23. I am very keen to make a book but so far, have not quite got there. I am sure this book would be the 'push' I need.

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  24. Thankyou for the opportunity to see your delightful blog and chance to win this amazing book.I would love to win this to do some altered books and learn how to bind them properly! Would be great to learn from this expert!~ Congrats on your 100th blog post and more good fortune blogging! I enjoyed the visit! hugs,Ina

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  25. 100? That's SO cool!! I have the first Keith Smith book, but this is the one I have on my wish list.

    If I were to win :) I'd give my family all a big kiss (well, maybe not the dog) and make you a book!! :D

    Congrats on 100, keep goin!

    Sherri in Sacramento

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  26. How generous of you! If i won it i'd make a book for my husband - i still haven't stuck our wedding photos in an album after 17 years and thought i'd make him a beautiful book for our anniversary this May. Hope whoever wins it gets pleasure from it!

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  27. Zowie - 100 posts! (I have yet to start a blog so this is phenomenal to me!)I, too , have lost my job -my position was "eliminated". I desire to teach classes on bookbinding - so far - have bound a half dozen books from directions found on the net, but would love to have the book to get more knowledge. Thanks for your generosity! Janet

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  28. Vicki,

    Congrats on your 100th post. You have some wonderful things on your blog...and you are wonderful, too. How generous of you in giving away this book. Pick me..PICK ME!!! LOL.
    Blessings,
    Tina
    ps
    congrats to the lucky winner!!!!

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  29. lindaablkb@yahoo.comMarch 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Wow, congratulations! What a super giveaway - perfect timing for me. I have 5 gift books in the works, and no idea how to put the pages together (sheesh), so hope I win!
    Linda

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  30. Congratulations! What a great idea. I'm intrerested in bookbinding and homemade journals, so I know if my name is drawn, this book would be used. Blue skies!

    Sue

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  31. WOW! How cool!!! 100th post! AND I LOVE book binding!!! Congrats!

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  32. After 100 posts, you may not still qualify as faint of heart. I haven't gotten up the nerve for one post, yet! Thanks for your generous giveaway--someone (maybe me) will have fun with it!

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  33. Congrats on your 100th post. I would love to win the book!
    Karla

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  34. Congratulations on your 100th blog.
    This will be great to read. I am doing some book binding with recycled coats.

    Sherrie Roberts

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  35. What a great offer.....anyone who recieves the books is very lucky

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  36. wow what a great offer...who ever wins the book will be very lucky

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  37. I'd say 100 posts is a mighty successful blog! And, you are very generous to offer a book from your library as a giveaway. With the current financial situation in the world, giving anything away shows a committment to prosperity and kindness. Thank you for giving us a chance to own something special.

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  38. How nice of you to offer this! And what would I do with it??? Well, as an Expressive Arts Therapist, I would have my clients create their own books to tell their own stories...I work with pregnant women & mothers in a substance abuse program and I feel passionately about them being able to share their experiences and stories of becoming empowered women.

    And, hopefully you will be able to access my email address by logging in through blogger to leave this comment????

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  39. What a great and generous giveaway! I am going in the other direction... I have a bind-it-all but want to do some traditional book binding too.

    I have a large set of fabric pages from a challenge that I want to bind in a "special" way but don't know enough about book binding yet to attempt it. This book would really give me some great ideas and instruction!!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. Congrats on your 100th Blog Posting! That's a wonderful milestone to celebrate. I love books and have spent way too much on them lately, so a lovely free one of *this* quality would be outstanding. I would definitely give it a good home! Thanks for sharing it with us. ~Nina in San Diego~

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  41. Oh, I know exactly what I will do with the book! I have been wanting to learn to make mixed media books and this would be perfect! I have been sketching, painting, gluing, sewing and adding rust media to pages getting ready to learn to make books. Pick me!Pick me!
    (I saw your blog addy at Paulette's new face class)

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  42. Vicki-
    What a generous way for you to celebrate. Know blogs can be hard to keep up with.
    Bookmaking is addictive.....I know. I started some years back, and am still learning. Kinda like the addage, the more you know, the more you know you need to know. Keith Smith's books are like a Bible reference to bookbinders.
    Best, Cindy

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  43. I'm with Frankye regarding your generosity. AND, since Frankye and I are friends, we would share the book. We are both journalers, and both of us want to learn to make our own journals. I have attempted a few in the past, but get stuck on the binding part. This book looks like it addresses those issues.

    Congratulations on your 100th post, for sharing your blog, and for your generous offer.

    Kess

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  44. 100th Post - such a great achievement! Congratulations. I am glad you posted your blog address, now I have another one to look at when I am blog hopping - it is such fun - and there are so many talented artists. I am just getting into making books/altered books and this book would indeed be a really great information source. Please enter my name. Thank you.
    maxk@mts.net

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  45. Wow you are dedicated I have a sloppy blog with a little bit of everything I love on it I'm going to have to make a section just for art and stamping. Thanks! Donna
    donnalb@newsguy.com

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  46. Congrats on your 100th post!!! And, Oh my, this would be an awesome book to win. I am very into learning bookbinding these days and this would be an answer to all my questions! Count me in, please!
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~
    craft4therapy@gmail.com

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  47. Looks like a fabulous book - I have added you to my reader so can't wait to see what you make next

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  48. Wow! I was so thrilled to see this generous give-away. I have been hooked on bookmaking for the last few years do to another wonderful bookmaker that has responded to your site. I teach elementary art in Northern Michigan and bring art and artists through bookmaking in my classes.I would love to use this book with my students. They see possibilities once they have made a book.
    Peace, Donna
    donnabrakel@sbcglobal.net

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  49. I'd make journals, both for myself and as gifts (I'd make one for my mom first).

    Congratulations on 100 posts!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  50. If I win the book I'll use it to figure out how to make my own art journals rather than keep fighting with these store-bought ones! I appreciate your offer, especially since I hadn't heard of this author before.

    Love your blog banner. Congrats on your milestone post!

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  51. hi, happy 100! what a fun & generous offer, someone will be blessed with your generousity! diane moser

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  52. How nice of you! I am new to altered art and recently joined MIABA. Have not had a chance to attend any functions as of yet. Have made some altered pages but have only used "O" rings for binding. Want to learn more artful ways to bind my work and pass it on to my friends, who are also learning.
    Thanks for your generosity and your consideration. I know you have a difficult choice.
    Sue

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  53. Congratulations! Happy 100. What a great giveaway too.

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