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Product Testers Wanted–A Journal Give-Away

April 24, 2010

Hey, everyone.  I’ve been making journals!

My orignal idea was to make several and sell them on Etsy, but then I had a giant brainstorm!  I want to start a custom art journal store!  Customers would be able to choose the size and cover design and would have several paper options.  The journals in the photo above have 20 sheets of mixed media paper with 10 sheets of patterned scrapbooking paper and found papers mixed in.

Before I sell the product, I’d like some feedback.  So, here is the fun part:  I’m going to give away two custom-made journals!  Leave a comment below and enter to win a free journal that’s designed by you!  There is one little thing, though.  I really want to give the journals to someone who will use them as an art journal, and who is willing to review the journals and allow me to post the review on my blog.  (So, please do not enter if you are not willing to follow those requirements).

On Friday, I’ll choose two winners at random.  One will get an 8×8 journal and the other will get an 8.5×11 journal (I get to choose the size this time, sorry).  After the drawing, I’ll send the winners an order form and we can get started designing and making journals.  This is going to be fun!

27 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2010 11:42 am

    Those are some pretty journals!!
    I would be veryvery happy to test one of them and to give you any feedback you need 🙂

  2. April 24, 2010 12:40 pm

    OOHH! I will GLADLY test out a journal. Maybe this is just the kick in the arse I need to get me to paint again 🙂

  3. April 24, 2010 1:25 pm

    Wow it’s nice of you to give away two journals for “reviewing”.
    I’d love to try and give you some feedback 🙂

  4. April 24, 2010 1:43 pm

    This is an interesting idea. I do love paper and journals! I’d be glad to do a review for you!

  5. imelda permalink
    April 25, 2010 1:51 am

    This is such a great idea. I make my own journals but not never worked in a spiral bound before. It would be great testing material for me and will gladly give the feedback you need.

  6. Natalie Elliott permalink
    April 25, 2010 1:52 am

    Hey Spooky,
    Your Journals look great, Id love to test one. I live in Australia and it is so hard to get decent journals over here. Sure you can get blank journals but not patterened on the inside (sounds irrisistable).
    Yellow Hugs to you

  7. April 25, 2010 1:43 pm

    your journals are just so fabulous…I’m an art journaler and creating in your journal would be a real pleasure for me…I’d love to create in your journals..
    Just crossing my fingers…

  8. Eileen permalink
    April 25, 2010 6:43 pm

    That would be so much fun! I’ve been using a plain white 8.5 by 11 sketchbook, but sometimes I find it intimidating to work on those blank white pages. It all seems so serious! Anyway, so I’ll just sit here, crossing my fingers. 🙂

  9. April 25, 2010 8:17 pm

    Count me in! I’d love to try this out, and I’d be more than happy to leave a great review! 😉


  10. April 26, 2010 5:45 am

    Oh they are absolutely gorgeous!

  11. April 26, 2010 11:36 am

    What an awesome idea. Art Journaling is something that I have recently begun to explore. It can be hard to get started sometimes, but once I get going it’s tons of fun. So if you don’t mind having a ‘newbie’ take a crack at it I would absolutely love to win one of the journals.

    Your blog is an awesome source of inspiration!

  12. April 26, 2010 5:05 pm

    Hey, thanks for the link in the previous post! 🙂 I think this sounds like a great idea, making custom journals for people! I hope you sell lots of them when you start out!

  13. April 26, 2010 5:12 pm

    I have been wanting to start an art journal, what a great incentive!

  14. April 26, 2010 5:29 pm

    I love journaling and would love to give you some feedback on the journal.

  15. April 26, 2010 5:31 pm

    I learned about your site on Twitter andI love your journals. I’ve been doing some art journaling (not enough) and I think having a customized journal would be inspiring. How creative you are to think about designing these. All the best in starting your new venture.

  16. April 26, 2010 7:34 pm

    I journal everyday (drawing and collage) and would love to test your beautiful journal! I really enjoy your blog!

  17. April 26, 2010 8:39 pm


    Those are beautiful.
    Came across this on Twitter and I just happen to be a compulsive art journalist who is just about due for a new journal. I’m pretty hard on my journals. (Not that I treat them badly.) I just can’t seem to find a binding that doesn’t end up taped with pages falling out. Someone recently told me I should check out hand bound books. So I’d LOVE to give yours a go and give you some feedback. ❤

    Best of luck with this!

    Always, Julie

  18. Sheilah permalink
    April 26, 2010 9:36 pm

    Great journals! I just found your blog via RVA flikr group. I’m starting their “Tell your story” art journal class & would love to ‘test’ your journals. Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. April 26, 2010 10:26 pm

    This sounds like such a GREAT idea! I’d love to do some testing and then send my reviews your way. Just found your blog from the Tell Your Story flickr page and I LOVE it.

  20. Carly permalink
    April 26, 2010 10:54 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog from the tell your story flickr and I really like your style. These covers are looking gorgeous and I as well as everyone else would love to do some testing and give feedback! From what I can see I think you could sale them successfully on etsy ❤

  21. April 26, 2010 11:00 pm

    Wicked good inspiration! Best to you and enter me for the art booty!

  22. juliet permalink
    April 27, 2010 2:16 am

    what an amazing and fun idea. i don’t even know that i’d want to design one, i would love the element of surprise. i am sure your found papers are way different from mine!

  23. happy soul permalink
    April 27, 2010 11:56 am

    wow, thank you so much for sharing your great work! its definitely inspirational! i would love, love, love the oppurtunity to use and review one of your journals! plain paged journals are great but i think adding mixed media and found papers to the mix just add to the overall art of it all. keeping my fingers crossed! thanks for the chance!!!

  24. April 28, 2010 12:48 pm

    I adore your journals and would love to test one out! You are amazing!

  25. Brigitte permalink
    April 28, 2010 8:31 pm

    your journals look great! i’d love the opportunity to work in one.

  26. April 29, 2010 4:36 am

    These journals look great. I’m taking the Tell Your Story class, and found your blog via the Flickr group.
    I go through journals so quickly and I’d love to use one of these and give you a review.
    Thanks for sharing!

  27. Adelle permalink
    April 29, 2010 5:47 pm

    Using my iPhone so hope this works!!! But so count me in! I totally love your journals and would love or of my own and don’t mine sharing info 😀 lol

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