Saturday, November 10, 2012

Journal It Giveaway

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Book Love. Inspiration. & Giveaway
Journal It 
By Jenny Doh

I have been given the immense pleasure of sharing this awesome book with all of you. I was delighted when I was asked to review this new book a few weeks back. It is one I had been keeping an eye on since I learned about it's up-coming release, so to be given a copy was a very sweet and early Christmas gift. I adore books. I adore them even more when they are an art book by someone whose talents I've admired for years.


Jenny gathered together a group of amazing artists; each with their own distinct style of visual journaling. The reader not only gets peeks into each of these artist's journals, but also are given a mini lesson in a technique these artist's generously share. 

No matter what your creative passion, there is something for everyone in this book. The chapters have a beautiful flow to them. First, a brief but satisfying introduction to the featured artist; full color and gorgeous photos of  their journal pages which leads to a technique to experiment with, side-bar style.
Each mini lesson shared, is accompanied with what you will need, awesome photos and detailed yet, not overwhelming instruction. The techniques range from simple, playful, messy fun to more complex and detailed instruction. From there you are given more personal journal peeks and delightful bits of wisdom and insight into the passions of these artists and their thoughts on the process of keeping a visual journal. This book is abundantly fulfilling but also packed with inspiration. In word, AWESOME.

I think one of my favorite aspects about this book is that I am familiar with so many of the represented artist's work. I've visited their blogs, many of them I have linked here on my 'favorite blogs list' and with good reason; they are inspiring and fantastic artists and more importantly are also honest, caring, real people who have lives that they share with the world. They are all creatively brave and share their hearts openly. I admire each of them.

These are artist's who are living their dreams and working hard to do it. Their willingness to share what they love to do with us is a true and real gift. And it is with that spirit that I am hosting a giveaway of this book here on my blog.

And there is more. I will be including a packet of  journal goodies to help kick start your very own visual journal and I will also be including one of my hand bound journals created for this book release. I'm having a party here on my blog and I hope you will join me. The door is open. Come in!!!! 

Here are the nitty, gritty details for your chances to win. Leave a comment with this post here on my blog and your name will be entered once.
Link this post to your blog; make sure you share the link with me and you will be entered twice.

I will announce the winner here on my blog next Friday at midnight CST so check back to see if you've won. I will be posting sneak peeks of the journal that will accompany the book here through out the week so stay tuned. 



95 comments:

  1. Dear Susie,
    What an awesome and generous giveaway!!! I hope I have a good shot at winning! If not, oh well... someone else will enjoy! Thank you for this opportunity!
    Hugs,
    Angela Rae Barribeau

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    1. Beautiful! Abundant! Wonderful!

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  2. Thank you for offering such a fantastic source of inspiration! It's just what I need...keeping my fingers crossed!

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  3. And here's my post on my blog! :)

    http://re-angelarae.blogspot.com/2012/11/journal-it-give-away.html

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  4. Oh fun! Would love to win a copy of this book.
    Aloha, Kate

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  5. Art journaling is my passion. This book sounds great. I wish all book reviews were as detailed as yours is. Thanks for the chance to win in this generous giveaway.

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  6. This book sounds like a fantastic give-away. Add in your own handmade journal and goodies to boot and .... well, that makes it SUPER-fantastic!!!

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  7. What a lovely thing to do Susie, you have a very genuine sharing <3 !
    I would love to be included in the draw, but am having some Internet difficulties.
    I am spending the week with my beautiful Mum and Dad. Mum is fading with Alzheimer's and I have come to support my Dad, her Carer, and do what I can for my Mum. However, they don't have broadband, WiFi, anything like that.
    I tried last night to comment on your wonderful journal entry with the girl and hearts. But the connection timed out!
    I am journaling about Mum and keeping a record of her lovely comments.
    When she speaks I must listen, she still has so much to contribute!
    Let's try posting this!!
    Hugs, Sue Carey xx

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  8. Hi Susie,
    Would love to win this book and would be especially happy to win one of your handmade journals. I've been checking out your work frequently via the Full Tilt Boogie group. Love your work! Please throw my name into the hat. Thanks!-Jean

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  9. Ah! I have been excited about this art journaling book, too!! I would LOVE to win it! Thank you! ~kath

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  10. What a sweet and nice giveaway. It would be so nice to win it. I just started journaling, and I will need a lot of tips to get the best out of it.
    Love from a dutch journal lover, Melanie

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  11. Well count me in too~like you I love a good art related book! i'll link you on my blog too (www.nalasmom.blogspot.com)

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  12. Count me in as well! I adore Jenny's book. They are staples in my collection.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Cristi
    2ifbysea1067@bellsouth.net

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  13. oh yes please! would just love to have this fab book...thanks a bunch for the give-away...

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  14. oh I have an eye on this book for a long time too :)
    And to make your giveaway even better, you include one of your journals and some scraps ? you're amazing.
    Thank you Susie

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  15. Your review is awesome and I want this book! Thanks for giving away the book, one of your journals and packet of goodies!

    Linda

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  16. have the book and totally agree! I'm sure your journal will be fabulous!

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  17. Would love to have this book as an addition to my shelf - what a great giveaway :-)

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  18. sounds inspiring! i love art books and journals.

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  19. And for my second entry I posted about your giveaway on my blog. http://iloveblueberryblonde.blogspot.com/2012/11/gathering-up-bits-of-world-giveaway.html

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  20. Susie, thanks for such a generous giveaway. I have just recently become familiar with Jenny Doh's artwork, would love to win a copy of her book!

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  21. Journal It looks like a great book, but I think one of your journals would top it...just saying. I love your little girl in the previous post, love the colors and her gentle expression. She reminds me of my 2 month old granddaughter, I think it was the phrase about the heart beat. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Such a fantastic gift to share! So inspiring... :-)

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  23. would love a chance to win some goodies--
    thanks for the chance--

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  24. It looks exactly like what I have been envisioning since I heard about it. I would love to see it in person but the most exciting part of your giveaway is the idea that I could hold a real, live, Susie LaFond creation in my hands! It makes my heart pound with excitement!

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  25. I would love to win this! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. I keep hearing really great things about this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. :)

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  27. what a lucky winner i would be... a perfect christmas gift!
    thanks for always sharing your wonderful work on this blog!

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  28. what a wonderful blog i have landed on! I can't wait to spend timing looking around, If you don't mind please include me in the give away. Thank you and good luck to everyone!

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  29. Love Jenny Doh and this book looks amazing; thank you for sharing your review!

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  30. Hi Susie,

    What a wonderful giveaway! I'd be so happy if I won. Many thanks for the opportunity.
    Warm regards,
    Marilyn (marilyn47@cox.net)

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  31. Thanks for offering such a wonderful give-away, Susie! I've been a fan of Jenny Doh since she was the editor of Somerset - which is the publication that has gotten me so involved in altered art. I've also added your link to my blog http://altered-artifacts.blogspot.com

    Sandy (sf6825@yahoo.com)

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  32. This is so great, Susie!! Thanks so much!

    Lori

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  33. Hey Susie I have posted your give away on my blog! How generous you are! Your blank journals as you know are some of my favorites! Thank you for the opportunity to win all of this! Hope all is well your way, Elizabeth

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  34. thanks for the chance to win such a great give away. i am very new to the 'journaling' world, and i need all the help i can get.

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  35. What an awesome giveaway, Susie! I would love to win this fabulous book - thanks for the chance to do so!

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  36. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the journals you create.

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  37. So many books, soooo little money for them. thanks for the chance to enhance my mixed media library.

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  38. It looks like a fabulous book. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  39. Susie, thanks for the generous giveaway and the chance to win. Jenny's book is on my wish list so I would be thrilled to win and keep it for myself, and journal goodies from your stash? Say no more, my fingers are crossed!

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  40. wow what a fab giveaway and love all your fun new art work you've been creating!! really lovely work! thnx for sharing!! :))

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  41. I would love to win! I have long been an admirer of your journals, Susie. We were in FTB together. Thanks for the chance!

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  42. I'd love to take up journaling and this book and these goodies would certainly help me to get on track! Thanks for this great giveaway! I've added it to my sidebar. Good luck to everyone.

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  43. Thank you for sharing, Susie! It's a beautiful book!

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  44. I also am familiar with the work of several who are included in this book so I would love to win a copy! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  45. Elizabeth shared your giveaway on her blog!! i thought to myself..i have never "journaled",do i want my thoughts put down for everyone to see for generations? then..i read what you had to say...visual. perhaps thoughts without words? marvelous art and ideas from wonderful artists?
    yes!
    i'd love to be entered.
    thanks!

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  46. Former FTB student too! I'd love to be entered!

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  47. I would love to see the book! it looks like a good one.

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  48. Journal lover, art lover, word lover is tickled to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for having it. Peace

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  49. I would like to enter the Jenny Doh book give-away. Thank you
    Maxine

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway! I also linked you on my blog
    http://mydeerbunny.blogspot.com/2012/11/httpmylifeonebitatatime.html?m=1

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  51. What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous book.

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  52. This sounds like an amazing collaboration and prize. I appreciate the opportunity to win. Thank you.

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  53. I'm SO looking forward to this book. Thanks for sharing and for all of your inspiration!

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  54. No matter how many books I buy on journaling, the next one that comes out always look like a 'gotta have'. This one looks great, full of stuff to inspire me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. Thanks for the opportunity:D I would love to win!

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  56. thanks very much for the opportunity ..... I also would love to win : - )
    Deanna X
    d_gracie@ihug.co.nz

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  57. Great opportunity. This would be an awesome win :) - JustDi

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  58. oh my goodness! 58 people ahead of me! i'd love to be entered regardless... : )

    xoxo

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  59. I posted about this on my blog today! (http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/2012/11/menu-giveaway-and-shop-news.html)

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  60. What a nice giveaway! Lovely book!

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  61. I adore Jenny Doh and would love her book....going to buy it anyway if I don't win.

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  62. I have been wanting to learn more about art journals. I think this would be a great book to utilize. Thanks for a chance to win this.

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  63. So awesome love books, love art journals... a match made in heaven!!!

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  64. Very generous of you! All the things that I admire all in one place! Thank you!

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  65. What a great give a way. Would love to win. I have made a blog post here http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/2012/11/junk-journal-adventure.html and I am off to post it on my face book page too. Great blog I am so glad I found you.

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  66. Just popped across from the FTB group. So pleased to discover your gorgeous artwork and blog.

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  67. I love your work, have been following your blog for a while.

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  68. I'am a follower and have been enjoying your blog.This must be the most generous and exciting giveaway I have ever seen in blogland. Your journal is gorgeous and the book looks like so much fun to read.Please include Me in all the fun. Denise Thank you so much ! knuckled54@yahoo.com

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  69. Oh my gosh Susie... oh my gosh... this giveaway is AMAZING... I adore your gorgeous work... and love the sound of this beautiful book... WOW... thank you for the chance to share in something so magical...

    Jenny ♥

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  70. I was pretty sure that I had left a comment.. but no! :P
    This giveaway is so great! and I've just seen your journal, an absolute beauty!!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  71. Your journal is lovely, the colors, the textures....just yummy! Such a great give-away, so much to be thankful for.

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  72. This looks like a wonderful book! And your journal is gorgeous

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  73. How exciting this is and so very generous! I am the proud owner of several of your beautiful journals and love the chance to own one more. Thank you and happy holidays to you and yours.Janice :)

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  74. Wow, the journal is so delicious!!! What a lovely giveaway! Beth

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  75. What a delicious giveaway!! I've been drooling over it mentally for awhile!!

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  76. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely book--heard about it on the blog: Last Door Down the Hall.

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  77. What a fun give-away. The journal is truly so beautiful!

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  78. A very generous give away, Jenny Doh's book looks fantastic and then the icing cake of the journal and bundle from yourself. I am not sure which would make me more excited if I was lucky enough to win. I do like wandering through your blog and also really loved your cover of Art Journalling.

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  79. Awesome review Susie. I have posted a shout out on my blog! I'm drooling over your photos, and think somebody is going to be awful lucky! Fingers crossed! Sam....

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  80. What a fabulous book! I have been keeping a journal for most of my adult life...a LONG time! And this would help me expand my ideas! Thanks!

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  81. Wow! Sounds like a fabulous book to have. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  82. This new book looks like it will be a great resource to have on hand. Please enter me in your giveaway drawing!

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  83. Oh! My! This is such an amazing giveaway. I was just over at Gollywobbles as she had posted this amazing drawing.
    I am now going to post it on my blog.
    thank you for a chance to participate!
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  84. Yay! I get to enter twice!
    such a sweet, sweet giveaway!
    Teresa in California
    tscat@sbcglobal.net
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  85. Oh my gosh!!! I would be tickled beyond belief to win this journal along with all the other goodies. I would ask that you kindly include me in your drawing.

    Thank you so much!
    Carol
    grams1garden@yahoo.com
    http://buttermilkcreekfarm.blogspot.com

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  86. What a great giveaway! I am super excited!

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  87. What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win such great stuff.... best I have seen in a while!

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  88. I would love to win this giveaway. Thankyu.

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  89. Funny.... I wrote a long story about making Santa's footprints for my daughter when she was little. Also said that I'd love to win this fabulously generous prize....sure I saw it posted.... now can't find it....odd, is it a naughty elf at work? LOL

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