Wednesday, January 14, 2009

giveaway

Thank-you to all who visit me here in this place... it makes me happy to find that there are many like-hearted souls out there in this big world!

For one of you now, I have this address file that I've put together with a happy heart. It is almost perfect, except that it is of unfinished maple and has a slight pen mark on the back. I've left the wood untouched, but if you wish you can rub a little beeswax or such on it. Or you can simply leave it plain, it is kind of nice that way. It is filled with well over 220 (3.5" stacked) hand cut cards, most from recycled stock such as old library cards and ledgers. There are also many patterned cards which I've designed myself and had printed on recycled paper. It is made with a lot of love!

My hope is that it will find its way to a good home. If you would like to have it, please leave me a comment and I will randomly draw a winner in a week or so.

note: If you sign in as anonymous, please leave a name in your comment so I can identify you.

january_file2 by you.

janaury_file3 by you.

p.s. I am currently working with a small local woodworking company on having my address files available again. I hope to have them ready for sale later on this winter or early spring, and am already preparing for this. If you have been waiting so patiently for one, thankyou! And please keep in touch.

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Megan said...

I have coveted your address file for years! It's so perfect! I'm glad you are having another contest!

Mrs. Ryan said...

Oh such prettiness! Yes, enter me please!

Brett & Shrie said...

I'd love to enter to win this! I adore your sense of clean, homey design.

Holly said...

i have a happy little place on my desk for that. :)

Tiffany Vasquez said...

I have been in love with this forever! I want to use it as my guestbook for my wedding in September.

So lovely<3

irene said...

My heart's desire! Your address file has been on the top of my wish-list for a long while now and I would love the chance to own one, fingers crossed x

OpaqueSkies said...

I would give this address file a nice, cozy home. Thank you for this special giveaway chance.

Rock Star Librarian said...

Gosh I love these and have wanted one forever!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this adorable file sitting happily on my desk! Fingers crossed.

Kristen
kmhollingsworth@hotmail.com

Maggie said...

Very awesome card file.

Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway. Hope you are having a happy new year.

Jen said...

How I would scream if I won!

Kate said...

I'm been waiting to buy one and if I don't win, I'll keep waiting! They're so perfect and I already have a perfect place picked out on my desk for it!

Thank you for giving us a chance to win one!

Kathleen said...

I agree, I have been waiting for this chance for ages! These files are amazing! Almost as amazing as your cat with hair clips :)

Anna Willett said...

oh! it is so so pretty!! i love it!
pick me! pick me!

Rachel said...

I drool over your lovely address files every time I see the pictures. Winning one would make my year!

mary grace said...

love this :) i've always loved your creations but these address files are one of my favorite things of yours. i'd love to have one to call my own!

deerseason87 said...

I would be so happy to have this address file on my desk! I've been waiting for a chance like this.

jen said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw it. It really is lovely!!

Jen

gwen said...

I love this address file!

elena said...

this is very special. thank you for doing a giveaway! :)

Liv said...

I'm so happy you're finding a new box maker! I've been holding out on buying a new address book in the hopes of you selling yours again. All the other imitations of yours just don't compare...

p.s. I put hair clips on my kitty too. She's not as patient as Elliot though. :(

sara said...

Yay! Address file! I'm loving the recycled cards. I'm throwing my hat in the ring.

madetiny said...

oh cute!!!

Leslie said...

Ohhhhh!! I have been drooling over these for eons!!! Please pick me!!!

Sarah said...

i need the prettiness!!!

annie/curbsidetreasure said...

i always enjoy reading your blog :) thanks for doing this giveaway!

Charly said...

I adore your address files. It would look great on my new craft desk!

Katie said...

It would be perfect to have in my future "office" for the business that I want to start!!!!!!

Jamie said...

I'd be thrilled to give it a happy home!~jamie z

Kelly said...

I would love it--it would make me cheerful every day.

I'm sure you'll find a deserving home for it, as all your readers seem lovely. :)

Rachel said...

Oh man... I want one of these so bad I can taste it!

crossing every finger and toe I can manage!!

Thanks for your generosity. It's so so kind of you to give these away.

Claudia said...

one day! oh yes, one day I will have this beautiful address file! So lovely!

julia said...

how serendipidous. having followed your blog for awhile, i finally just this afternoon checked out your store and was admiring these address files. i'm glad that you will again have them for sale soon and am even happier to imagine one for a give away- they are so lovely. I love the natural wood and the patterned paper so much.

Leslie said...

I still like the "old fashioned" card system for my addresses, close at hand on my kitchen counter. This one is especially beautiful!

christine said...

Oooh, I'm crossing my fingers and toes that I win this. I've been wanting it for so long.

(I take consolation in the fact that you'll be selling them again fairly soon, though!)

xo

Krissy said...

*fingers crossed* I love these address files!

Lila said...

This is seriously the prettiest address file EVER.

Jennifer said...

Your address files are beautiful. If I could be so lucky!

a cat with fins said...

oh. my. goodness.

even if i don't win this one, this is still the most exciting post! i plan on buying one up asap!

Suzanne said...

Ooh, I love these! I have been wanting one forever. It would really help with my "get office organized" new year resolution :)

Geninne said...

Oh have mercy! My heart skips a beat every time you post a picture of your lovely address files :)
Warm hugs from cloudy Mexico!

Stephanie said...

Ooo, pick me! As a fellow paper-holic, I adore your address files.

Ali said...

Hi there! I would be honored to own such creativity!

sk said...

Thanks for doing this again! I could give this little address file a good home...

Dawn said...

Another beautiful piece! I love your stuff!
Dawn Kay

tbone said...

Love. Want. Please.
xo,
Tricia

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I love, love, love this and please do count me in :) And thank you for such a lovely giveaway!

Jessica said...

oooh, fingers crossed!

Cindy said...

I use your cards every day in a horrible plastic file but it gives me such joy when I see the paper. I love reading your blog and always come away happy.

kangaroo said...

are you kidding? i would love to have this. it is perfect for my new desire to set an example of organization; big B can learn to use this too. thank you for the chance! it's darling!

meladoriem said...

Oh my... how I dream and wish for one of these every time there's a giveaway... maybe I will get lucky!

jamie said...

i am excited that you are making more!!

-jamie s.

Katie T said...

I would love a chance to win this! I can't wait until your files are available again, they are so gorgeous.

Katie

Julie said...

Oh, that's such great news! Here's hoping in the meantime :)

knguyen said...

Thanks for another great giveaway, and for sharing all the wonderful, live-in-the-moment joys that you experience with your lovely Adelaide.

Emily said...

Ohhh how beautious. I adore craft that is so lovely and useful!!

cloth.paper.string said...

it's so exciting to know that these gems will be available for sale again.

Alyson said...

These are beautiful. If I don't win one, I can't wait until they are available for purchase again!

bluejeanne said...

I am very much going to keep trying to get a hold of one of these in whatever way possible!!
Yay!

LINDA BARES said...

I would absolutely love to have one of these! If you saw the ugly green thing that I call my address book now, you'd laugh! Thanks for sponsoring the contest.

Miss Fae said...

I was just dreaming about this this morning. Maybe something will work out! oh yes please!

Kathryn said...

mirror mirror on the wall, you're the prettiest address file of them all!

DawnMarie said...

Oh, I would love to win one. I have admired them for so long but never feel I can spoil myself.

Dawn Marie Hefron

dyan said...

yea! how exciting that you'll have more in the shop too! thanks!

Summer (designismine) said...

I have admired these for all too long. Your work is ever inspiring. Count me in!

skona said...

oh, another one, lucky us!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Blogger keeps eating my comment:( Thank you for the Journey books - they made lovely gifts for holiday! If I'm not lucky enough to *win* an address file, please put me on the list when you have them to sell - thank you! katrina (katrina dot glover at gmail dot com)

Lovely Little Lovelies said...

i've been coveting the address files for a very long time now! i have the perfect place for it on my studio table :)

septemberbird said...

This is wonderful !
Loving your creation ~
I'm so unlucky with past giveaways,
but I'm still hopeful....:0)

sydandgoose said...

It is beautiful! I would love to give it a good home :)

Glassford Hill Girl said...

Oh, I cross my fingers every time you give one of these away. I love them so! I would love to have this one move into my new home with me.

amandasasikirana said...

Ooh , i would love to win it! you can enter me for the giveaway.

Denise Cortez said...

I always enjoy your posts, Thanks for the Giveaway :)
I hope you have a wonderful Day

Carrie said...

SO exciting! i've wanted one for a long time.

shanon said...

Ooh, sign me up for this give-a-way! =) It's so pretty. I love checking out your posts. They are like neat gems.

eM said...

sign me up!!

and I am SO glad you are considering selling these lovely pieces again!

Mandy Rebbeck said...

I love this and it must be mine! Let me have it, puleeeeeease.......

Wendy said...

this is so generous of you sharilyn! thanks for giving another one of these out.. they are so gorgeous!

Andrea said...

It is so pretty - I would love one!

Julia Edna said...

love your work as always

I own your 2 trees posters and everytime a friend see them, they wat to steal them. ;)

sonj said...

Hello! I'd love to be entered as well! I love the lightness of the wood. Hope that you and your family have a great week - enjoy the sun that we are supposed to have for the next week! haha...

sonjaip@gmail.com

Tiny House said...

Oh this is lovely! I would love to have it!

Isabel F said...

I adore these address files!! So pretty!!

isabel.f (at) gmail (dot) com

Patricia said...

It so funny because I was just thinking of these the other day! I absolutely would love one on my desk. You do beautiful work!

Christina @ Pardon my Vintage said...

Your designs are indeed lovely! I've been wishing for one of your great files for years, and I would love to add this beautiful piece to my desk. :-)

em said...

waiting patiently! :)

marzi said...

so beautiful! i would love to adorn my desk with this!

L O L O + S P R O U T said...

You are an inspirational artist and mother!

miss money said...

Pick me! Pick me!

miss money said...

Pick me! Pick me!

miss money said...

Pick me! Pick me!

thelady said...

I've been waiting to get my hands on one of these.

Donna Vitan said...

You make very lovely address files. This would make a wonderful addition to anybody's desk. Good luck to all. Cheerios.

Molly said...

coveted! !!!

Jules said...

I have wanted one of your address files for as long as I can remember. I'll consider myself very lucky if I win. :)

Stephanie H. said...

So sweet of you to offer such a beautiful gift! There is an empty space on my desk calling out for this lovely design :)

Jess said...

I love your blog and all the things your make, and I just adore this! I would love to look at it each day!

melissa said...

Oh my very very favorite thing! :) Thanks for making it such a treat to read your blog! :)

Sarah said...

Oh yay, I love these! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

annie said...

Oh! That is nice... would love to have it as my excuse to finally get organized.

kickpleat said...

oooh, so pretty. i've been coveting them for years.

Ransacked Goods said...

Oh I do hope I'm the lucky one.

the dipe squad said...

Right along with over 100 other people who've already commented...I promise I'd give that a good, well-appreciated spot in our home! Your work is so aptly named. The journey book I ordered is so lovely I don't want to write in it, which defeats the purpose I know.

telethons said...

hello Sharilyn!
I sometimes wonder what happened to Beautiful Scraps!

It's so nice of you to do these giveaways, everything you make is so beautiful! ...Especially Adelaide! :]

allison said...

hello, i've really been enjoying your blog - your stories about your designs and family always make me feel more cheerful. when i was young, i wanted to work in a library because of the cool library cards and stamps. seeing your address files bring a smile to my face! :)

Leslie said...

Oh! I have the perfect spot on my desk for this! Fingers crossed! :)
~Leslie

eva@wren-design.com said...

I love these address files! May I be in the drawing too?

happyd said...

Oh my!! You are spoiling us!!

~hyedie

Clarissa said...

i have admired your address files from afar! I've got fingers crossed! :-)

Nikki said...

oh, I love this, and I've wanted one for so long. I'm tossing my hat in the ring again.

Yayer said...

Oh I can't wait to purchase a file!!! But I'll enter your contest in the meanwhile...

Vanessa said...

Fingers crossed - not a lucky person LOL ! But I Love your work - please choose meeeee !

HUGS - have a great day today !

Vanessa

Sandrine Deleuze said...

I have look at my lucky star above in the sky, make her a wink and cross my fingers. I'm dreaming of these address files for Ages ;-) Smooches !

Hannah said...

I have only just discovered your blog, it's lovely! I love this address file - it would be perfect to keep records of how I create each piece of jewellery in to look at when I need to make them again. :)

Teresa said...

I've been searching for alternatives to this for ages... would love to win one! And will keep an eye out for a shop update if I don't :)

le_joli_chat said...

It's a pleasure reading your blog. I would love to be entered to win this.

Niella said...

Sweet prize...I adore repurposed papers + cards!!

Makes me happy to see such papergoodness:):)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! And great news! At least if i don't win I'll know that I will be able to purchase one this year!!!
Thanks :))
Montse Perez bosch

Fran said...

Oooh, that is really lovely. Please enter me, thank you.
Fran

Anonymous said...

I would love to give this file a new home in Switzerland.
It is so beautiful!

anni

Zoe said...

I would love to be entered into your contest! So glad you found a way to make the lovely files once again :)

Amanda Regier said...

uh oh, the time difference leaves me pretty far behind on this list! I've been eyeing your address files for years and when i finally had an office worthy of one, they were gone! Would love to have it on my desk in Oxford. Glad to hear you're getting closer on production!

script and serif said...

Your address files are so lovely, I hope I'm lucky enough to fit one on my desk!

Gül said...

I keep my fingers crossed!

thanks for sharing again! :o)

still lives said...

so many comments, but i'm in with my fingers crossed :)

erin.
xoxo

Rebecca Woods said...

I have only just discovered your blog and absolutely love your address files. I am not sure if you post overseas though. I am originally from Vancouver but now live in a suburb of Adelaide in South Australia. Sort of spooky I thought Hee Hee.

Neb said...

Oh my goodness! I too have wanted one of you lovely address files. I will be extremely happy when they are available again. Even if I win this one, I know people who would think that this is the best gift ever.

Kathy said...

Wow! This is beautiful and would be perfect to organize all the little projects I'd like to make. Or I could just stare at the paper. :-)

avie said...

thanks for offering up another one! they are beautiful. I already have a spot picked out.

j.chong said...

yeah! another drawing i love it, i want it pretty please!

Ashley said...

This is beautiful, what a lovely addition to a desktop. Thanks for the chance to win.

quietly going mad... said...

I would love the opportunity to win one of these. I know just the place where I would put it. Thank you for the chance to win.

the adairs said...

oh....pick me....pick me....

Lovely Paper said...

this is amazing. in one day and i find myself so far down the list! i'm happy for your success and the possible comeback of your address file! i look forward to it :)

in the meantime, if i am lucky, would like to win this file! thank you for another opportunity to enter my name!

cheers,
dawn

Beth said...

Awww. So many entries. That means less chances for me to win - but so many people love you!

It would be ideal if I were to win this as I was planning on purchasing it anyways, but I guess I leave it up to fate now.

Debbie said...

Thank you Sharilyn for bringing such loveliness into our homes. I could definitely find space for this in my home.

Kelly said...

I would love one of your address files. I'm happy to read that you're working with a company on having them available again - very exciting.

Thank you for being so generous with your beautiful work!

Brit and Jay said...

yay! sign me up!

almostbunnies said...

oh pick me! such a lovely invention;)

Anonymous said...

oh this is on my wish list for a long time... maybe my wish will come true this time :))

have fun!
naa
ana.annabel@gmail.com

doubleindemnity said...

me please! i would love to have one of your address files. i think they're beautiful, like all of your products.

cheeky.cicak said...

yay to address book give-a-way lucky draw! Thank you for the opportunity :-)

Angela said...

Oh, I so love your address files. Thank you for a fun give away! :)

Susan said...

I would love to win your address file! Thank you for your generosity!

hannah said...

i would love to win one of these beautiful address files!

Heather said...

I love your address file, and would love to have one. Please pick me, pick me!! :D

Sandy said...

Oh, I LOVE these files of yours. Everything about them. SO pretty.

Kimberly said...

my fingers are double crossed.

Alanna said...

I would love a chance to receive such a beautiful piece of work!

Kelly M. said...

I've wanted one of your address files for years. Every time I visit your site you're always sold out. I have a happy little spot on my desk that would love to house one of the address files. Thanks for doing another giveaway.

jenn said...

My gosh that is a gorgeous address file! I am with the reader above who said she always wanted to work in a library. Me too! My father took me every Saturday to check out stacks of books. I was an avid reader growing up. This brings back very warm memories!
Fantastic giveaway, thank you for the opportunity!
jenn

C said...

The address file is quite gorgeous! I have just recently stumbled across your blog and just love looking at all the wonderful things you make. Thanks for the inspiration!
Claire

Rachel Bowes said...

So lovely! It would add a lot of goodness to my crowded desk.

Casey said...

I love it and want it! it's gorgeous!

Wendy said...

I've been wanting one of these forever, but have noticed they sell out quickly.

Thanks for the give-a-way!

Mimi said...

It's a lovely design.

nicole said...

oh, how lovely.

aisukohi said...

it's so pretty, i can't not comment...!

lauren said...

i always get so excited to learn that you are gifting one lucky reader w/ one of your address files!! :) what a treasure!
i am also [especially] excited to learn that you will be placing some up for sale in the near future! will there be a waiting list for them? if so, i'd like to be added! if not, i'll cross my fingers for quick ordering skills! hehe!
*

jcolando said...

I'm hoping this is kismet at work. I was just thinking how much I would love one of your exquisite address file boxes the other day. I so admire your lovely work. All the best to you.

turtle and dragon said...

You are so thoughtful, this would be amazing to win. Thanks so much for so generously sharing your talents, insights and vision of this gorgeous world we all share.
~Melanie

Catherine said...

my heart's desire.

Maryn said...

I would love to have this, please! I've been watching for them to go on sale again for a while.

FreshMD said...

It's beautiful!

Ellen said...

I would love this. I admire all the work that went into it.

leigh said...

I have been lurking on your site admiring the address file photos! I'd love to win one.

Diane said...

I would love to have this lovely piece in my home!

erica e said...

i love how beautiful and functional this is! please pick me!

Jen said...

If I don't win the draw, I'm glad there will be some available for sale this year!

xo

1912 Bungalow said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for all the inspiration and joy you share.

sunny said...

I have never really adjusted fully to a tech-filled world. Thus I depend on paper address lists/books to keep me organized. I adore your address file and would probably faint if I won.

If I don't win, I won't faint, but I will look forward to when you'll be selling them again.

Thank you so much for having this giveaway!

Casey said...

I love your work and style! I would be so happy to win! thanks for all your give aways!

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Mary Kate McDevitt said...

I was hoping you would post another giveway! It's such a beautiful piece.

Tiffany S said...

I'm patiently waiting for when you will be selling these again...they are awesome!

amy said...

I bought one of your beautiful address files about 2 years ago. i still haven't written in it afraid to ruin its perfectness. my dear friend jamaica has been eyeing it for two years now.....i would love to surprise her with this gift...her b-day is right around the corner!

Princess of Power said...

Oh I love it! So simple yet so complex!

Mindy said...

I love this. My fingers and toes are crossed...

Mindy

katepanke said...

Pick me, Pick me!!!

alyssa said...

I hope my name gets picked from the batch - I have loved this for so long!

Jennifer T. said...

So lovely! I'm crossing my fingers . . .

elif said...

maybe me?

tiff said...

I would love to receive that lovely little address box!

Pierina said...

Hi! well I hope I could receive this address file!! I love your work :)

Anonymous said...

imperfectly perfect! my fingers are crossed!
thanks,
a

christy k. said...

I would love one of these to use in my wedding!

Jenny said...

As my two-year-old would say, "I need that."

Eve said...

Please excuse my drool, I just LOVE you address files!

laurie of liquid paper said...

A beautiful and useful thing! LOVE.

becky said...

me please! - becky

Elizabeth said...

How lovely. Please enter me in.

Tudy said...

What a neat idea. I am new to blogging and am really enjoying seeing all the blogs and what people are doing in this wide world.

You have a neat site.

eM said...

192 comments already, wow!!! Of course I completely understand why, and would love to add my name to the list as well!!! :D Your files are so, so lovely & you are so darling & sweet for doing this! Simply amazing!

atout said...

This is so lovely. I would adore having it perched on my desk

Molly said...

Style and substance, my favorite combination!

Ems said...

how wonderful!

Rik said...

I love this!

amandajean said...

it's so lovely! what a generous giveaway!!!

easy to miss dot com said...

wow! what a fantastic thing to giveaway! i'd love to have it!

kim said...

Lovely. Worth throwing a name in a hat for any day!.

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