giveaway – handbound journals

August 15, 2012 by Lauren

Erin lives in Boston working as an amazing bookbinder. She just graduated from the North Bennet Street School. She’s married to my brother Jason, who is a science visualizer for the planetarium at the Museum of Science, Boston. (He’s a huge nerd/dork/trekkie so making graphics about space is perfect! Yes, he’d admit to being a huge dork. I think. Either way, he is.)

Erin just started her own blog, Flash of the Hand, which has daily glimpses into her life, info on awesome artists (Erin, how on earth do you find some of these amazing artists?!), and book binding things. I get her blog emailed to me every morning and love reading it. Jason is also the one who designed her website and our website… so thank him. Because currently you’re looking at and enjoying his design skills.

There’s two different journals we have to giveaway. The above one is AMAZING with this cute little ribbon you can tie, and these elementary school writing pages. I really want that one. But I will let one of you have it instead. Because I’m super generous. Ha.

Here’s the other one (equally as amazing! it was great quality un-lined paper inside)-

We have 5 different ways you can enter this giveaway. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry… so if you do all 5, you should leave us 5 comments here! If you leave them all in one comment we will NOT count them as multiple… it gets too crazy with +100 comments!

-Option 1: In the right hand column, sign up for our newsletter OR to get each post emailed to you. Leave us a comment on this post saying you signed up. (already signed up? tell us!)

-Option 2: Leave a comment on one of our other posts! Then leave a comment here that you commented. Yes, I know, it’s silly.

-Option 3: Post a Pin to Pinterest about the giveaway, and then Post a Pleasing comment HERE that you Posted a Pin to Pinterest. (yes, I did all those P’s on Purpose.)

-Option 4: “Like” us on facebook! (already “liked” us? tell us!)

-Option 5: Go to Flash of the Hand! Look around and tell us your favorite post.


The giveaway officially ends August 29th, 2012  at 1:00pm central time.
the giveaway is over now! any new comments will not be in the running.

OH! and congrats to Jenna, Aliza, Joyce, & Kristen! They won our last giveaway. I’ll be emailing you shortly!


  1. Shayne says:

    Option 1: I receive your emails ! :)

  2. Shayne says:

    Option 2: Love the squeegee to remove stuff, commented there !

  3. Shayne says:

    Option 4: I have liked you on FB

  4. Shayne says:

    Option 5: I am amazed by this post;Artist: Ariana Page Russell

  5. Melanie says:

    I like you on Facebook : )

  6. Melanie says:

    I commented on your post about storing bobby pins!

  7. Katie says:

    Already signed up to your wonderful newsletter :) XXX

  8. Julie says:

    Option 4: I have already like ya’ll on facebook :)

  9. Katie says:

    LOVING you on facebook :)

  10. Katie says:

    Love this sweet post of yours, have left a comment there for you. X

  11. Katie says:

    I love Flash of the Hand! Particularly this post:

    what a crazy and original way to make art! :) I LOVE Erin’s beautiful hand bound books, and am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to write all my secrets and ideas in one :) Thanks for introducing me to her great work. Katie. xxx

  12. Luisi says:

    These journals look great! Option 3: Pinned it!

  13. Julie says:

    Option 5: I love the Daily Glimpse with Anna on July 15. The picture of the mountain is awesome!

  14. Caro says:

    I already like you on FB

  15. Carrie says:

    I already get your newsletter.

  16. diana says:

    Option #!: I signed up for your newsletter….can’t wait!

  17. diana says:

    Option #2: So I went looking at posts….Hmmmmm….the two ingredient cookies caught my eye and YES! with chocolate! a winner!!!!

  18. diana says:

    Option #4: already a FB fan….caught me with the green onions in water…lol!

  19. diana says:

    Option #3….I have a Pinterest account but don’t remember how to get it!

    Option #5: Looked around at Flash of the Hand and I love the dual picture idea of what Erin & Josh are doing…Jen Stark’s work is stunning!

    Thanks for this opportunity – it’s been a blast!

  20. Rachel says:

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  21. Rachel says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  22. Rachel says:

    I “pinned”? you on Pinterest!

  23. Kelly.R says:

    Option 5: I love the “AROUND TOWN: OS GÊMEOS MURAL” post! It makes me want to hop on over to Boston… which is quite a large hop from Austin.

  24. Rachel says:

    I looked around on Flash of the Hand and I love all the ones with bookbinding! The Flatland one was pretty cool. I have a question though…who’s Anna?

  25. Rachel says:

    I commented on one of your posts!

  26. Elianne says:

    An existing emailee, thanks for the great posts!

  27. Karla says:

    Liked you on Facebook and share your info with all my peepsies!

  28. Shelley T. says:

    I like you on Fb

  29. Aileen says:

    5 : I really enjoyed perusing Flash of the Hand and enjoyed the post on Artist: Ariana Page Russell

  30. Aileen says:

    4 : You’ve been liked!

  31. Aileen says:

    3 : You’ve been pinned :)

  32. Aileen says:

    2 : Left a comment on your matches in mason jar post. Made one as well.

  33. Aileen says:

    1 : Signing up now

  34. Caitlin says:

    Option 1: I signed up to receive your emails!

  35. Caitlin says:

    Option 2: I commented on the 2 Ingredient Cookies blog post. I found this blog because I googled “baking hard boiled eggs” and now I’m obsessed. I’ve even gotten my coworkers making coffee ice cubes! Yummm.

  36. Caitlin says:

    Option 3: Pinned to Pinterest!

  37. Caitlin says:

    Option 4: “Liked” on Facebook!

  38. Jessica says:

    Love the journals! Option 1: signed up for the newsletter!

  39. Jessica says:

    Option 2: Wrote a comment on the 2 Ingredient Cookies post!

  40. Alexia says:

    Ive signed up for your emails & Liked you on facebook :) Love the journals!

  41. Shelley T. says:

    I commented on the book clock

  42. Chris Diehl says:

    Option 2: I found your site tonight when a friend posted on Facebook about baking hard-“boiled” eggs, so I commented on that post.

  43. Chris Diehl says:

    Option 4: I liked you on Facebook, number 1 because I like you and number 2 so I can win a prize!

  44. Nisa says:

    Option 1 – I have signed up for your newslatter!

  45. Nisa says:

    Option 2 – I commented on your All Purpose Cleaner post. Such a handy lifehack + easy DIY <3

  46. Nisa says:

    Option 3 – Pinned this on Pinterest! (

  47. Nisa says:

    Option 4 – Yup, just liked your facebook page :-D

  48. Nisa says:

    Option 5 – My favorite post has got to be on the Artist section, Ariana Page Russell :-D

  49. Gina Bluhm says:

    I left a comment on another post: green onions in water.

  50. Gina Bluhm says:

    On Flash of the Hand I like the Beetle covered in Beads!

  51. Gina Bluhm says:

    I just subscribed. Very cool!

  52. Andrea says:

    I signed up to your newsletter!

  53. Andrea says:

    I commented in “and now it’s purple!”. I loved that picture!

  54. Andrea says:

    I visited Flash of the Hand. My favorite post is “Leandro Dominguez: Winter 2012”

  55. I already get your newsletter!

  56. I have been following on Facebook for a while now!!

  57. I looked around Flash of the Hand. I must say I have now seen things I never knew existed. How great to share their eyes on the world in a visual format. Things they see that some of us have never seen.

  58. Anabella says:

    I signed up for your newsletter!

  59. Anabella says:

    I commented on the “Grow Green Onions in Water” post.

  60. Anabella says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook!

  61. Anabella says:

    I checked out Flash of the Hand and my favorite post is “Artist Jenni Rope” on August 17th. Love the first painting!

  62. Laura B says:

    I posted a special thank you on the “Size” article. If you don’t find it, I just want to say how much I really appreciate your blog. My niece lives near Austin and next visit, we are going to take a “field trip” to Burlap Bag.

  63. Brooke says:

    I just barely found you… something through pinterest (I’ve been looking through your posts for the past hour that now I don’t remember what initially brought me here). I just ‘liked’ your facebook page and I am in love with Erin’s ability… I didn’t know bookbinding could be a career (jealous swoon). I adored this post:
    I cannot get over how intricate the cover is, let alone all the details that lie inside. I love your blog and I would be honored to own a book bound by the one and only Erin.

  64. YooperGal says:

    I LOVE your blog! I just signed up for the newsletter!

  65. YooperGal says:

    The giveaway has been perfectly pinned!

  66. YooperGal says:

    You’ve been liked on FB for a while :)

  67. Jess says:

    I will now e-receive your posts every day.

  68. Jess says:

    I left a sincere, heartfelt comment on your kitchen art and fork bracelet post.

  69. Jess says:

    I pinned you to my Products I Love board.

  70. Jess says:

    I gave you “thumbs up” on the Facebook.

  71. Jess says:

    I am now obsessed with Erin’s “Daily Glimpse” category. Such a cool idea!

  72. Naomi says:

    I commented on your last post!

  73. Naomi says:

    I also pinned this giveaway :)

  74. lindsey venable says:

    hey i already receive your newsletter. I just love the free burlap tote i picked up at Craft Riot. So presh. Cashiers always give it a once over when I use it for groceries! heheeh

  75. lindsey venable says:

    i liked u on fb!

  76. Jane Martinez says:

    I’m already signed up and receive your newsletter.

  77. Kristen says:

    I get youre news letter and i love it!

  78. Nina says:

    I already receive your newsletter!

  79. Kate B. says:

    Already get your newsletter via email–thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  80. Kate B. says:

    We “Like” you on Facebook (Chris ‘n Kate Barr).

  81. Carol Fraley says:

    I pin the first book on pinterest

  82. madeleine says:

    I already receive your newsletter.

  83. Amy M. says:

    I get your newsletter!

  84. Amy M. says:

    I’m a Facebook fan too!

  85. Marci says:

    Already receive your emails, love the store. :)

  86. Krystle says:

    I receive your emails and love the store! Congrats on the one year anniversary! You guys are lovely!

  87. Beatrice Steimla says:

    I already recieve your e-mails. Just started and now I am going to browse the store. Thanks so much!

  88. kristen says:

    I get your newsletter

  89. kristen says:

    I definitely like you on facebook!

  90. kristen says:

    Just commented about your mason jar on the blender idea. I want to try everything on your web site.

  91. Jade says:

    I love notebooks!

  92. Lori says:

    I receive your newsletters already. :)

  93. Jillian says:

    1: I get your emails!

  94. Jillian says:

    Option 4: I like you guys on FB

  95. Jillian says:

    5: I enjoyed this post a lot – SABINE DUCASSE :: MELTING POT COLLECTION. Beautiful.

  96. Jillian says:

    3: I pinned y’all!

  97. Lori says:

    “like” you on fb

  98. Jillian says:

    2: Commented on “DIY clothing rack for under $10”

  99. Bonny Miller says:

    option 1: I recieve your emails and newsletter. Thanks for sending them to me.

  100. Bonny Miller says:

    option 2: i made your dishwahing det. with good results. thanks.

  101. Suzanne Fisher says:

    I hope this means I get three entrees because I: liked you on Facebook, I pinned your two ingredient cookie And I signed up for your newsletter. Just wish I lived in Austin so I could visit your store. :/

  102. Love the notebooks!! Great idea!

  103. Linda says:

    New to your newsletter, need to visit store!!

  104. AD Lister says:

    I already receive your newsletter & liked you on Facebook.

  105. Erin says:

    I subscribed to the newsletter!

  106. Erin says:

    I liked your Facebook page!

  107. I like you! And I “like” you on Facebook, too! :)

  108. Lindsay Curren says:

    Because inkling it (not thinking it) is the right thing to do!

  109. Cherisse says:

    I am SO subscribed to your blog posts.

  110. Mary Lou Noble says:

    I’ve liked you on facebook!!!!

  111. Cari Miller says:

    liked you on facebook..journals look amazing

  112. Tiffany says:

    I already liked you on facebook and pinned!!! Can’t wait to visit the store

  113. grover says:

    Option 5:
    My favorite post is August 17, 2012. That beaded beetle is amazing!

  114. grover says:

    option 4: Liked you on FB!

  115. grover says:

    Option 2: Commented on “Re-Grow Celery by planting the base!”

  116. grover says:

    Option 1: Signed up for our newsletter! Yay! :)

  117. Michelle says:

    Option 1 – New reader from Houston and just signed up for your Newsletter!

  118. Michelle says:

    Option 2 – Commented on the Book Clock tutorial. I’m excited to go Goodwill shopping to see if I can’t pick up a few books there.

  119. Michelle says:

    Option 3 – Posted a pin on Pinterest! woo!

  120. Michelle says:

    Option 4 – Liked ya’ll on Facebook. Now I feel ALMOST like one of those fanatic fans lol

  121. Michelle says:

    Option 5 – Went to Flash of the Hand – I really liked the post about Artist Ariana Page Russell. I have never seen body-scape like that before. My skin isn’t that sensitive, but the idea that someone else can be so delicate is very interesting.

  122. Jessica says:

    Option 5: Flash of the Hand is unlike anything I’ve come across on the web. I loved her post “My hand…little birds”. Her description of how she constructed the piece is like reading how one would paint a portrait or write a love song.

  123. Maverick says:

    option 1: Liked Ya’ll on facebook!

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