Monday, November 12, 2012

Mailbox Goodies: MAJOR GOODS.

I couldn't think of a better name for this. I was just so blown away by the awesomeness that my brain stopped working. I think. I'm not sure.

Last Friday, November 2, 2012, it was the first annual Fountain Pen Day! And with it, there were several celebrations, including a few giveaways - a few of which I WON!! (I really hope this post doesn't make you all hate me. I fear it will. Maybe I should just delete this post.)

First win was this super cool leather Western writing sheaf from Sula Jane and Earl during a Twitter "Guess-the-ink-staining-my-hand" contest! I have needed one of these for a long time so I'm thrilled! Well. Maybe need isn't the correct word. But I have strongly desired a nice pen wrap for a long time. There.
Sula Jane & Earl Writing Sheaf
Next win was during Goulet Pens's special evening broadcast where they revealed the winners of the Lamy Studio Royal Red giveaway, and then they gave away a bunch of ink at the end of the broadcast, only available to the viewers. It was a hilarious evening with a lot of laughing and fun and pen talk. I was the lucky winner of the last prize - a prized Pilot Metropolitan! Also in this evening, Shartvigs became famous (you had to be there).
Pilot Metropolitan & De Atramentis Plum
Also picked up a bottle of De Atramentis Plum that was on sale.
The final giveaway I won from Fountain Pen Day was held by Brush Dance. Christine ever so generously allowed me to pick an ink from Goulet Pens and she was so sweet and included samples of two other inks I was debating over, and a sample of a color she really likes! I ended up with a bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku, and samples of Sailor Kiwa-Guro Pigmented Nano Black, Sailor Jentle Sky High, and Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun. Plus a snazzy drawing.
Fountain Pen Day - Brush Dance Win
I received two lovely letters - one including Michael the Cat and stickers from Storm, the other including a fantastic white tea from Cole.
Snail Mail & Stickers
Snail Mail & Tea
This was taken prior to sampling the tea!
Won a Cross Click rollerball pen from the Staples Promotional Blog! Review (and giveaway) coming soon!
Cross Click Rollerball Pen
I periodically (ok. frequently.) check Jetpens's close out section and realized the Rohrer & Klingner Drawing & Calligraphy Inks were on the go! I had these on my wish list for a long time but kept putting it off (I know. Story of my life.) so I had to get a few.
Rohrer & Klingner Drawing & Calligraphy Inks
Finally, I received my three handmade journals from TMLee! I ordered them while we were in San Francisco, including a special custom Fountain Pen Day 2012 journal!
TMLee Journals
Oh wait. Got a few Sharpies at Staples too.
Sharpie Markers


Bonnie Jean Woolger said...

serious haul:)

KenouniRenashin said...

That Cross pen looks lovely, and ohmygod, I want the Fountain Pen Day journal :D

StaplesPromoProducts said...

We can't wait to hear what you think of the Cross Click Pen!

StaplesPromoProducts said...

Glad to hear you like the look of the pen! It is the first click pen from Cross and is currently only available from Staples!

bmillicent said...

Congrats on these, plus the score on Write To Me Often - I didn't know about that drawing until the results were posted :(

So what are your secrets for winning AND having a place to put all the goodies ?

Zeynep F. said...

OMG! TMLee journals look fantastic. And besides, you have a package about start its journey towards you :)

Azizah Asgarali said...

It was an insane week hehe

Azizah Asgarali said...

That is one awesome pen. :D I'll have my review up soon!

Azizah Asgarali said...

I try to remember to do a giveaway round up whenever stationery bloggers (or any bloggers really) are having giveaways I think readers will like - will make a note to be better at that :) Write to Me Often is a great blog too. Lots of yummy pictures and reviews!

LOL! Secrets? No secrets :) Just pure luck this time around. I seem to go through winning spells then dry spells! .... I need more shelf space.

Azizah Asgarali said...

They're awesome handmade little journals :) Review & pics to come!

Can't wait to see what you've sent me :D <3

Azizah Asgarali said...

You could probably still get TMLee to make an FP day journal!

The Cross pen is quite awesome too :) I want the teeeeeal too!

KenouniRenashin said...

Hmn, that might be true in the States but over here in the UK I've seen it online in a couple of places. Doesn't stop it being awesome (and on my wishlist) though :D

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