Blog

Happy 8th Blogiversary!

Today is the eighth anniversary of the day I started this blog!

Out of curiosity, I looked up the traditional and modern anniversary gifts for year eight. Here’s what I found:

  • Traditional: Pottery/Bronze
  • Modern: Linens/Lace

In order to satisfy both the traditional and modern themes, I have no choice but to buy myself some Bronze Momi and Ogura Lace papers – right?

Over the years, I’ve attended many events that offer swag to attendees – it’s like getting bookbinder goody bags. I love bags of stuff – don’t you? On top of that, I’ve collected duplicates of printed promotions that come with supply orders.

In honor of my blogiversary, I’ve decided to share the love. I’m having a giveaway!

So what does the prize look like? Well, it’s about 2.5 pounds of goodness:

2 issues of Bound and Lettered and 1 issue of the Guild of Book Workers Newsletter

Printed promotions from the French Paper Company

  • Paper sample books of the Construction and Smart White lines from the French Paper Company and the publication Hidden Treasures: The History and Technique of Fore-edge Painting by Jeanne Bennett:

Paper sample books of the Construction and Smart White lines from the French Paper Company and the publication Hidden Treasures: The History and Technique of Fore-edge Painting by Jeanne Bennett:

4 metal stencils from Dreamweaver Stencils and a border mold by Ten Seconds Studio:

  • A marbled bookmark from Chena River Marblers, a small roll of bookcloth, a pack of bookplates, a leather key chain from Harmatan Leather, a tape measure key chain from Harmatan Leather,  a small bag of beads, and other randomness:

A marbled bookmark from Chena River Marblers, a small roll of bookcloth, a pack of bookplates, a leather key chain from Harmatan Leather, a tape measure key chain from Harmatan Leather,  a small bag of beads

Three rulers from Green Heron Book Arts, a batch of paper samples from Legion Paper, two paper bookmarks, a postcard, and a card from the Artist’s Book Ideation Cards by Barbara Tetenbaum and Julie Chen

So how do you enter? It’s easy – just comment on this post with your favorite quote or joke about books by midnight on April 10th. I’ll announce the winner (chosen at random) on April 11th.

Need inspiration? Here’s a quote to get you started:

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx

18 Responses to “Happy 8th Blogiversary!”

By Janet - 3 April 2016 Reply

“Books are uniquely portable magic” Stephen King
Happy Anniversay! Blogging can be a trial sometimes. I’m thankful you’re still with us.
Janet

By Elissa - 4 April 2016 Reply

Janet –

That’s a great quote!

Blogging is hard work, but worth the time. Thanks for your encouragement!

Elissa

By deb - 3 April 2016 Reply

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them, lemony snickett.

By Elissa - 4 April 2016 Reply

Deb –

When I was looking at book quotes, I found so many from Lemony Snicket. I like this one –

“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”

Elissa

By Heather Tracy - 3 April 2016 Reply

Happy Blogiversary, Elissa! I’m stunned by the wealth of goodies you are making so free with…WOW. Thank you for the years you’ve invested in blogging, and the knowledge that you share so freely.

Here’s one of my favorites:

“It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.”
― John Waters

By Elissa - 4 April 2016 Reply

Heather –

I’m happy to share!

I have to say that there’s an awesome amount of sharing that happens in the comments too. I’m lucky to have such generous readers. 🙂

Elissa

By Hilke aka buechertiger - 3 April 2016 Reply

Hello Elissa and happy blogiversay! These are wonderful gifts you are to send out, I hope the recipients will be happy about what they get. I do not intend to enter the drawing, I’ll start boxing my studio (and the rest of what gathers in the house of two packrats) up tomorrow for moving house hopefully soon. But I wanted to drop by to congratulate. Cheers!

By Elissa - 4 April 2016 Reply

Hilke –

I wish you the best of luck with your move – I wouldn’t know where to begin packing up my studio – I am never, ever, ever moving. (crosses fingers)

Elissa

By daria wilber - 4 April 2016 Reply

Congratulations on 8 years of blog splendor!

By Elissa - 4 April 2016 Reply

Thanks Daria!

Elissa

By Jill Abilock - 4 April 2016 Reply

Elissa – Congratulations, and thank you for eight years of inspiration, humor, motivation, and discovery!  Your blog has broadened my world, stimulated my creativity, and given me a treasure trove of information. Come to think of it, your blog has all the attributes of my favorite books!
This quote is also appropo of your blog:
“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else… And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

By Elissa - 4 April 2016 Reply

Jill –

You are such a peanut. 🙂

Thanks so much for being my partner in crime with the Book Arts Guild!

Elissa

By Carol Erickson - 4 April 2016 Reply

I love reading your blogs.  They  always speak to my heart and my interests.  This quote by Brene Brown describes you perfectly.  “We are born makers. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.”  Happy 8th!  Keep on going.

By Elissa - 11 April 2016 Reply

Carol –

Thanks – love the quote!

Elissa

By marcia - 5 April 2016 Reply

Book em Danno.
I’ve always wanted to use that line!
Here’s to you for eight years of lovely blogging! Cheese! I mean Cheers!

By Elissa - 5 April 2016 Reply

Marcia –

Glad to give you the opportunity to use your quote. 🙂

Cheese.

Elissa

By Amy - 6 April 2016 Reply

Happy anniversary, Elissa, to you and your wonderful blog!

Here’s a quote from one of my favorite authors. He always makes me smile 🙂

“I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don’t know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose.” ― P.G. Wodehouse

By Elissa - 11 April 2016 Reply

Amy –

Thanks – you’re so sweet!

Elissa

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This