Saturday, May 31, 2014

Genesis 'Shades' Notebook Review & Giveaway

Roaring Springs Paper Products has a line of notebooks called "Shades" that comes in four pastel flavored colors; pink, purple, green and blue. They sent a pink one-subject notebook in the assortment they sent to Letters & Journals for review.

I used a bold Uni Jetstream ballpoint pen (black) to write in the notebook. Usually my preference is for a fine point pen, but with this one I love the steady, rich flow of the bold point.

Note the mindmap which I've been trying to incorporate more in my thoughts and note-taking. Do any of you use mindmaps?

I remember getting my first colored paper back in high school in the 1970s. What a treat! I had already discovered by then that I was a stationery connoisseur so finding something so new and different and pleasing to the eye was pure delight.

The pages are perforated and there is a dual pocket holder at the front of the notebook- bonus! Another feature about this product is that the paper is recycled and contains at least 30% post-consumer waste.
Roaring Springs is offering to send one of these notebooks to one lucky winner! Just leave a comment with a way to contact you (mailing address OR email address). If you're kind enough to spread this on Facebook or Twitter, just leave an additional comment with that mention and a link. Get one additional entry for each link (up to 3 total).

Winner will be selected after midnight Friday, June 6.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Incoming Mail

Here's a peek at some of the incoming mail that has arrived recently. Aren't they lovely and creative? It's such a joy to get mail, and is an especially gleeful moment to have it be so creative!

And here's a piece of outgoing mail using my new 'old' stamps.
What's in your mailbox? You can show me on Twitter or Facebook #mymailbox.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Crossover Notebook Winner

Janel G is the winner of the Crossover Notebook from Roaring Spring Paper Products! An email was sent to you requesting your mailing address. You can send that to me at Jackie (at) LettersandJournals (dot) com. Or just reply to the email you received.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who entered!!! Thank you for being a fan of Letters & Journals!

We'll have more notebook giveaways from Roaring Springs so be on the lookout!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Cross-Over Notebook Review & Contest

I had the pleasure of receiving a box of various notebooks from Roaring Spring Paper Products in the last week and I was thrilled to be introduced to the Cross-Over Notebook.
This legal sized notebook has regular lines/pages on one side of the page as you can see (Image 1). If you look closely you can also see the writing on the back where I wrote horizontally with the lines on the back side of the page (Image 2).
Image 1
While there is a see-through quality, I would say that is necessary for the grid component of using both of the pages together to create graph paper.

Image 2
The unique wire-bound notebook that has college-ruled lines running the width of the page on one side, and the length of the page on the other side. This allows you to take notes three ways:

1. Wide for sketching or to illustrate diagrams
2. Standard legal pad size for writing
3. Use the backlight grid pattern the lines create for graphing

Image 3
The  lines in the image above (Image 3) appear darker than they are in the notebook, but don't let that stop you from trying this unique and versatile notebook!

If you'd like to win one of your own, just do one of the following and let me know with a comment in this blog post. Remember to leave your email (or to send that separately) so that I can contact you if you win! You can do one of each for 4 entries if you'd like. Good Luck!

1. Mention this contest on Facebook with a link
2. Mention this contest on Twitter with a link
3.. Like Roaring Spring Paper Products on Facebook
4. Mention this contest on your blog with a link to this page

Winner will be selected randomly on May 10, 2014.