Tuesday, September 29, 2009

1000 maple address files (+ giveaways)

The other day I was stamping out the labels for the bottom of a batch of freshly assembled address files, and I realised that I had just made my 1,000th maple wood file ever!

In celebration of all that finding, designing, cutting, punching, sorting, assembling, and packaging, I have set aside one maple wood address file to giveaway to someone special. (It is actually no. 1025.) This address file was handmade with much love, and so I hope that it will find a great home here in this place.

+30 by you.

I also have three packs of assorted file cards, as a giveaway for my lovely customers who have ordered an address file from me. Thank you to all of you!

If interested, please specify which item you wish for (file or card pack) and leave a comment. In a week or so I will randomly select four winners. Please make sure that your contact information is available to me. This contest is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Good Luck!

336 comments:

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Catherine said...

Your address files are truely beautiful, there's definitely something special about all those lovely papers and colours mixed together.

Christina said...

What a gorgeous piece! I have the perfect spot for it in my desk area!

lou said...

Hi there!
Would LOVE to have a file.
Could it come all the way to Buenos Aires? I cross my fingers.

Jessica said...

Still loving your address files...congrats on reaching the 1,000 mark. That is amazing!!!

Meg said...

I would love love love one of your beautiful address files!
Congrats on making 1,000, that's such a cool accomplishment.

meggie247@comcast.net

delliechan said...

Wow 1000, thats such an accomplishment!! I would be happy to win anything - i love your taste and style :)

Nancy said...

Congrats on reaching 1000, I would love to own the card pack :)

Anonymous said...

your files are so wonderful. i would love to have one. very cool that you have made over 1,000!
lisa c
lkc29@cornell.edu

Stephanie said...

Wow! 1,000, congratulations! I would adore one of your beautiful card files :) You are so sweet to offer them.

Linn said...

I would love the chance to win one of your address files... I've been long admiring them. Cheers.

Rosa said...

I drool over your address files. Congrats on over 1000.

Tracy said...

oh the file! all so lovely.

j.chong said...

Congrats! hopefully im the lucky winner ; )

Nicole said...

Congratulations! I am seriously lusting after the address file!

Cindy said...

I have bought your cards for my ugly plastic card file so how lovely it would be to have one of your wooden files to complete the group. Love your inspiration and always come away feeling good after reading about your life.

Lauryn said...

Congratulations on 1000 maple files! It's so gorgeous, I keep planning on buying one but always seem to miss them so I thought I'd stop lurking. I have one of your journey books and took it with me to Japan in 2007 and the papers just went to well with my paper souvenirs and notes.

Lynn said...

Well golly- what a nice giveaway! I have been oggling your address files for quite a while now!

V said...

I have coveted your address files for a long time now. At least if I win one of the files in a contest my husband won't be able to complain!

Congrats on your success!

christine said...

My sister is a very busy mom...She needs something like this to organize her information...plus it's made with tlc :) xoxoxo to my sis if she wins this

erica said...

i absolutely love your files!

Caitlin T. said...

i would love one of your address files!

thank you, thank you!

Abbie said...

I've ordered one of your files (and used it in my wedding!), so I'd love a pack of cards! The file is gorgeous.

Happy Together said...

Wow! Congratulations! They are the cutest little things. I would love to have a file sitting on my desk. I love seeing all the amazing things you create :)

jessicafediw@yahoo.com

Me? A Mom? said...

Could I be so lucky to win an address file? I'm certain it would be just the push I need to finally get organized in a beautiful way!

Erica said...

I have eyed your address files for a while, and even though I am certain they are worth every.single.penny, I have to hold back for now. I would love to win one!

Sam Made said...

I love your files. Its on my to buy list. I would love to win it and put it on my desk at my new job!

two hippos said...

I love your address files and my desk would love one sitting on top of it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah said...

How beautiful! I'd love to be entered.

sarahcarATgmail.com

moonrox said...

I have been coveting your address files! I even blogged about it the other day! Congrats on making so many beautiful things!

Monica said...

REally this is like a piece of art... I really hope to win this!!!!

Monica
mmtous@gmail.com

Bek said...

That's a lot of files! Congratulations! I'd love a file of my own.

Kirsten said...

I would love one. Love love love.

Love.

melissa said...

I would love to win an address file! They are so beautiful and fun. I'm thinking about using one as a library card catalog. My husband and I have a lot of books and a few DVD's that we let our friends borrow whenever they come over. It would be a great way to house our own little card catalog instead of having post-it notes stuck to the wall with book titles and names on them.

momknitter said...

Congratulations on 1000+ files! I would love to be entered to win one!

Nicole said...

I would love, love, love an address file. I love them so!

alyssa said...

1,000 - amazing!

becca said...

I would love to own one of your address files! They are so beautifully crafted and look just lovely! :)

annie/curbsidetreasure said...

i would love the address file. i've been admiring it (and all your journals) for awhile!

Jerry & Maxy said...

*swoon*

the file is stunning!

Torres1287 said...

Congrats on the 1000! :-D

I'm a new follower to your blog and I am loving it so far! Your address files look so amazingly cute! I hope that I can be part of your contest. Have a wonderful day!

Alisha Kormondy said...

I would love one of the files. I just recently started my own business and it would be a great way to manage my contacts!

Thanks and congratulations!!!

Likely said...

Your address file would inspire anyone to write more! I think you are creating a wonderful product that keeps people connected. You are giving more than you think!

I hope I can have the opportunity to have one!

Emma said...

Your address files are

drop dead gorgeous!

I would love to be the happy recipient of #1025!!

Congratulations on #1000 - quite an achievement.

JenMeister said...

I would love a maple file!

I'm a great believer in keeping a paper copy of contacts. And they're so pretty!

xx Jen

amber said...

you are amazing! :) congrats on your milestone. i'm so happy that you are back in business & i love my walnut file.

i would love to have a maple one to complete the set (for my desk upstairs), but i could also use some more cards.

your work is incredible. keep on keeping on! ;)

Tina said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to win one of your files. :)

anis.aida said...

HEY! this is my second attempt of trying to win this lovely address book of yours! OMG i would really love to have one! say HI to Adelaide!

teresa said...

Well, I'm waiting on my file to arrive, but I won't say no to a card pack! Congratulations on reaching this milestone - 1000, that's really quite something :)

nicole said...

1000 wow! I'll throw my name in the hat for an address file.
word verification: split

lesley said...

oh my goodness. i have been lusting after one of your address files forever! love...
thanks so much for the chance to win!!
congrats on such an exciting milestone...

Like Tidal Water said...

I would love to be in the drawing for the beautiful address file. Gorgeous work as always. Please and thank you.
~Alanna
liketidalwater@gmail.com

sweetmilkky said...

These are so magical! thank you for doing what you do!!

jen said...

pick me please!!!! I have been admiring your work for several months now! (I want to be registered to win the file) BTW, I love your daughters name, my youngest is named Addie...just plain Addie. (she just turned 7!)

Thanks for the giveaway!
Jen
Missouri, USA

ann.e said...

I love love love these files and would so love to have one!! You are so talented and so generous :)

miss deborah said...

would love to win a beautiful card file!! i love your blog sharilyn. everything's truly lovely!

Mia said...

another address file giveaway..yipee!

Loli said...

I´d love to have one so badly!
I ADORE everything you create.
Thank you and good luck everyone!

Anh said...

I would love to win an address file! Thanks so much for doing the giveaway!

Digital Misfit said...

wow! 1000+ what an amazing milestone!
Your files are so beautifully designed and can fit into any decor. I love them.

heidig@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

congrats on reaching over 1000! wow!

i would love love LOVE to win an address file - they are oh so beautiful!!!

jmita said...

crossing my fingers for a chance to have one of your beautiful address files on my desk :)

jessicamita@gmail.com

gwen said...

i would love to win one of your files! if not when will you have more walnut ones?

Sarah said...

I think this is the third time I've tried to win an address file. I'm crossing my fingers that the third time is the charm. (sarahbrennerjones@yahoo.com)

susanj said...

eeks! I have just received my address file from you in the mail today and it is love at first sight! I am now the proud owner of lovely address file #1023! Thanks Sharilyn, for creating such a wonderfully useful, delightful-to-behold piece of art. I ordered extra cards too, so I need not win more -- I just wanted to say congratulations!

Emma said...

Congratulations on your 1000th piece! Please put my name in for #1025

Kelly said...

waves hands in the air...me, me, me...would love to have the file, but if it is already gone a paper pack will inspire.

congrats on your 1000th file!

Stephanie said...

Ooooooh! Congratulations!!! I would certainly love a card pack to join the brand new file that I just ordered! Thanks for the opportunity.

dahlhaus said...

An address file would make my day!
heather@dahlhausart.com

kiku said...

The files are beautiful, as always. Congrats on the 1,000 mark! That's a lot of files. And so many stories in all those papers.
I'd love to enter for #1025.

Kate said...

Ooh congratulations on the 1000 mark - what an effort! I'd be honoured to own one of your address files - thanks for the generous give away!

Jinnie said...

Wow, 1000!! Congratulations!
And thank you for yet another giveaway. I would like to enter for that no. 1025, please. ^^

K said...

I was just admiring your address files yesterday! I love a good giveaway! :)

kim.bieniek @gmail.com

iva yaneva said...

oh, these address files are the best! how much I would love to have one! Thank you for the opportunity and congrats on your 1000th sale! :)

iva[dot]yanev[at]gmail[dot]com

shisomama said...

congratulations on your productivity and popularity! i can see why your address files are so beloved -- i would love one too!

Anonymous said...

i hope adelaide picks me!
lookatsound@yahoo.com
-joanne fr singapore

Carla said...

Oh, I would dearly love an address file. I lost my address book when I moved last. Now I have scraps of paper all over with random addresses on the. Uggh. I can never never find what I need when I need it.

thereddeer said...

I would love one of your address files - they are just lovely.

olivefarm said...

Oh this is too good to be true haha i would adore one of your address files =)

olivefarm@live.com.au (yes all the way in australia!)

Congratulations on you 1000th!

Mia said...

i just came across your blog and love your designs , why not receive something from you as well? i would love to receive your file cards! Hope to win so dearly!
regards
Mia

cychoi said...

wow congrats! pretty amazing, beautiful. truly happy for your success with your beautiful work!

Siew said...

Ack. Really? 1025 of your card files? Wouldn't that be amazing. Its like watching the odometer of your car hit a milestone (I'm 3000 km away from rolling over 250,000 km on my 1993 Jetta!).

sonj said...

hiya! i'd love to have the chance to win the address file :). i was just thinking the other day that if i lost my cell phone (ancient already) AND my gmail account... haha how would i ever contact/find all the various informations one needs for contact? :)

thank you for your beautiful creations! :)

Rachel said...

I think my address file is on its way, so I'd love more cards for it! congrats!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations on this milestone! I love love love you work and look forward to seeing more :D

It would be absolutely wonderful to win the address file :D

Eva's House said...

Lots of congratulations! I love your card files, I really do! It will be perfect for my organization!

Petit Filoux said...

Whao that is so generous of you!! Can you put me in for the file please? I would so love to win on of those... Fingers crossed! Thanks x

Sonia said...

OOh thanks so much for your generosity & congrats for 1000+ address files sold !!! Wow !
I would love to enter my name into your giveaway, for the file itself, please. Thanks a lot. Have a great autumn ! :)

Himiko said...

Oh my, how we'd love an address file that you made! They are so lovely...

ClaraGRX said...

Ay!
me encantaria tener en casa ese archivador tan colorido,
lo vamos a cuidar mucho, mucho,
Un saludo desde Granada (españa)
Clara.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/isabelclara/

Knitting Up North said...

What a gorgeous address file - I would love it ! Thanks for another exciting giveaway, now I'll cross my fingers that I get picked! x

Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

Stunning! You're so talented.

I'd love this for my desk. I will say either, for whichever one I didn't win, I'd buy the other. If that makes sense.

Thanks a million.

fatmumslim@hotmail.com

Polly R said...

Wow! I would LOVE to win an address file. They are so beautiful. I have been coveting one for a while.
(you can contact me via commenting on my blog, prettypollysprettythings.blogspot.com)

Thank you!
Polly R xxx

Sandrine Deleuze said...

I've been lurking, coveting, wishing and dreaming about your wood address file for ages ! it's time again to cross my fingers ! Thanks for the chance to win ! Smooch
Sandrine
ladidine1974@yahoo.fr

Matjes & Meise said...

I would really love to win an address file. I have been admiring these for such a long time now!

Greetings from Germany, (h)

jane said...

congratulations on passing #1000! your address files are so pretty. i would be honored to win one + i would give it a very good home :)

shandam said...

your address file would surely have a great home with us! hope it finds it's way here :o)

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm Louise from Germany and i love your files! They are so beautiful. I would really love to have one :) I love to read your blog- you truely inspire me :)

Grace said...

congrats!! that's a lot of prep & time to reach 1000 =) I would love a file! Thanks for all your sweet giveaways!

Sarah O'Holla said...

I found this blog via seeing your address file featured on the Martha Stewart Weddings website as a unique guest book. I love that idea and would love to do it at my wedding in July. soholla@gmail.com

ps- I'm so glad I found this blog!

6p0120a4e43cd9970b said...

Congratulations! You can call me 1025 ;)

heathashli said...

An address file would be lovely, no pun intended :) Pick me, pick me!!
Your flickr fan
-Heath & the B.L.T. boys

kellie said...

Congrats on the milestone!
I would love to win one of your lovely address files. You are incredibly generous with these giveaways. Maybe third time's a charm for me!

katevp-a said...

oooohh!! Card pack please! I love my maple file so so so much!

-Kate

Raheli said...

How amazing that you have made so many! I am still thrilled when I can push myself to duplicate a project, so I can imagine that it takes a lot of determination to pass 1000!

I would love one of your files.
Thank you!

Megan said...

My husband and I have been loving the address file!! Along with address info, we put in user names and passwords for websites we share for online billing and such. It's so handy, beautiful, and helpful! We'd love a pack of cards to add to it!

Julianne said...

I'd love to have an address file! Thanks for the great giveaway and congratulations on your 1000th file!!

Ms. Art said...

I love your beautiful address files and have coveted one for some time - thanks for the opportunity to bring a little extra pretty into my life!

Angela said...

They are just so beautiful! I'd love one in my home. :)

Thank you!

erin power said...

you are such a generous soul! i would love to win the maple address file... i'll keep my fingers crossed!

Miss Fae said...

Maybe this will be my chance! I've been wanting one of your card files for years

Corry O said...

Would love to win! These files look so fabulous...

blair said...

the card file would certainly help me clean up this messy desk of mine! fingers crossed!!!

Anonymous said...

I would absolutely loooove an address file like that to decorate my desk.

I would also like to tell you that I love your blog, and visit it daily. I am a little bit in love with Elliot ;)

Crossing my fingers that the address file can find it's way to Norway :)

Cathrine
Email: cathny at online.no

bowb said...

hi sharilyn

a few years ago (about 4!) i bought one of your lovely little sky blue pocket books, *and* a pack of file cards. i love your curation of different bits of paper. it still makes me smile to look at them.

so i have the cards, but i don't have an address file to put them in. if you thought you might send one over the seas to australia, i would welcome it with wide open arms.

good day,
meiying

Amelia L. said...

I would love to see the address file on my desk at home! I can finally start organizing it once and for all!

Sara said...

I wish and wish for a maple address file of my very own. I've wished for a long time, actually. I am so curious to see what paper is hidden between those lovely dividers!

pebbledash said...

I would dearly love some more file cards for my beautiful address file which I was lucky enough to win last year.

And to everyone else, good luck. This is treasure indeed.

The Calico Cat said...

I would love a file. My son is on the verge of talking & I want to record his anecdotes.

joanna said...

A beautiful file is just what i need to help organize my life... Thanks Sharilyn

molly said...

I would love a file too! They are beautiful....

LeslieJ said...

Sharilyn! My sister and I are SO excited about our address files on their way to their new homes! I would LOVE a set of file cards to accompany it! Thanks!

Connie said...

i'd love the file...they are beautiful!

Sarah said...

thank you for another giveaway opportunity!
i just ADORE your work...
i'd love a fresh pack of file cards for the maple file i have of yours :)

julieua said...

the maple address file would be a true treasure! i am so impressed that you have made so many, you are inspiring!

thehighernest said...

Extra cards, extra cards: more lovelies!

Martha said...

Leslie and I are super pumped about getting our new address files that are in transit! An extra pack of cards would be, well, lovely!

Thank you!

autumnjaide said...

Congratulations on 1000! That's a huge number. I would love a beautiful maple file, it would be a lovely addition to my desk. Just gorgeous.

shanon said...

Congratulations!
I would really love the maple file, especially with holiday card sending season approaching. My address book is a a mess. =)

Rik said...

Oh my, I would just love the file!

Betsy said...

I would love to have the maple file sitting prettily on my desk. :) Congratulations on such a milestone! Your work is truly inspiring!

Ashley said...

BEAUTIFUL! I would love the file, thanks for the chance to win

Abbril said...

Congratulations on such a milestone! I would love to be entered to win a file. It would be a great start to my much-needed organizational makeover :)
All the best.

hannah said...

i would love one of your address files. what a beautiful way to stay organized.

chantelle said...

Oh, please, I would love a maple address file. My worn, scribbled address book is past it's prime. :) Thanks!!

Joanna said...

Yes, please! Your files are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Joanna (joannalinbergATgmailDOT.com)

Jennifer said...

oh, oh, pick m e!

Amy said...

What a work horse you are; you must be so proud. The whole package is just so lovely.

Anonymous said...

i'd love, love, LOVE to win an address file - so beautiful!
-lalu

tbone said...

love. want. address file. please. fingers crossed.

Sally Fienup said...

File! I love them!

KatieM said...

I already have a beautiful address file so I would love a card pack!

amy said...

Your address files are amazing, i would love one!

Cassandra said...

Yay! Another giveaway! I would love to get the address file! They are so beautiful!
Thank You!

kkoom said...

congratulations on your success!

i would love love love to win one of your files and use it as "guestbook" for my upcoming wedding!

Wendy said...

I would dearly love to have a file - I think they're simply gorgeous!

Congrats! That's quite an achievement!

cedwards said...

your files are BEAUTIFUL! I would love to own one!

tina said...

address file please!! I have been looking at them forever!!

Steph said...

i would love to win your address file. Fingers crossed!

BritZh said...

oh la la! i adore your address files. I'm completely digital with my iphone address book, but often yearn for that tangible record of handwritten moments.
http://brittanyanddylan.blogspot.com

p.s. sharilyn, we've got a pretty awesome giveaway going on at the Colorbok blog as well:
http://colorbok.typepad.com/colorbok/2009/09/giveaway.html

k. casey said...

i would love to receive on of your files - they are so pretty and lovingly made!

capebretonland said...

what beauties!
i'm clicking my heels

love lovelydesign always

christie

thelady said...

I'd love to have more of your file cards.

meg said...

I've just started thinking about christmas cards, so this would be the perfect time to win. hear that Lady Luck?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on filling the world with such beautiful address files! I love mine dearly and would be thrilled to win a card pack!

-Jeannie

Nova said...

I'd enter for the file!

Emily said...

always love reading your beautiful blog. I would love a maple file! I'm starting a new doula business and it would be perfect for keeping track of my contacts for referrals and client info.

RosaMaría said...

felicidades!! i love your address files! I would love to own one! thanks!

euniceoh said...

thanks for another giveaway! i would love for the chance to win the address file!!

Christine--RHP said...

oh, I would love a chance for one of your little files to sit on my desk.....

mimminie said...

it would be amazing to win the address file, they are so beautiful!

lauren said...

i DREAM of owning one of your address files! i have seen them used at weddings as the "guest book" and i contemplate using that idea...but still am a bit undecided.
i could sit there and stare at it's colorful goodness all. day. long. ;)
*

kotomi said...

it makes my day when you have a new post up on your blog :)

I would love an address file! It would be a beautiful addition to my room.

suzanjill said...

I just love your files so I'll have to go with that - they're just too beautiful to pass up.

Petals & Twigs said...

Eeeeek....I would love the address file. I'm crossing my fingers. You have such great talent!

Threaded Basil said...

I would love to win one of your lovely files.

Liv said...

How fun! I'm would love one of your address files (saving up my pennies now for one!) or a pack of cards for when I finally get an address file! They are truly lovely.

Abigail A. Percy said...

OOh... I shall cross my fingers and hope lady luck might smile upon me ;)

One day, either way, I would love one of your STUNNING files to be mine.

Thank you for this lovely chance! xo

Leslie said...

Oh! I would love to win the maple address file. That would me so exciting!

Leslie

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win the address file. :)
I'm always looking for your new post, seeing your cuty daughter growing up. Looks like she wants to do everything what her mom does. So cute.

-Sora-

Tara said...

How lovely. Please enter me for the file. THANKS!

mon ami said...

please add my name to the hat for the file!

and thanks again for your generosity
xo

Rachel said...

I would love to give the address file a good home! It would be dearly cherished and well used.

Congrats on breaking 1000!

Peggy said...

so beautiful! i dream for an address file.

Meiko said...

Those card packs look so scrumptious! I'm also a big collector of random paper scraps... mostly for my journals. (I've always wondered: what kind of tool do you use to cut out the cards?)

Jamie Z said...

I have been eyeing your address files for what seems like forever. If I don't win I really hope I find a job soon so I can buy one!

phyllis said...

as a proud owner of one of your lovely address files, i'd love to win an extra pack of cards!

Sarah Dyer said...

These are just beautiful! Congrats on 1000! I would love to have a file of my own!

RAR said...

I would LOVE to win a file card set!

I can't wait till my file is ready for me!! :D

Gretchen said...

I have one of your address files - and love it! Incredibly well made and filled with colorful file cards. I would love a chance at receiving more file cards.
Gretchen
glhoefer@gmail.com

Janice said...

I'm a piano tuners wife and to track our customers, I use a plastic, black Rolodex. Your box is so much more inspiring and it would look sooo good on my old pine desk! Janice

wkropka said...

I would love to get the address file!

Greetings from Germany! :)

Alexandria Franco said...

WOW 1000!!! You are an inspiration to me who is just starting out. Keep up the beautiful work :) I would love an address file to keep me organized.

Christina @ Pardon my Vintage said...

Congrats! 1,000 files is just amazing; what a milestone. I love these giveaways, I'd love to have one of your address files gracing my desk :-)

thifani said...

I would love to have one of the adress file here in Brasil!
They're just lovely! =)
- Thíf

Jennie said...

congrats on 1000! i would love an address file, i've long admired them!

Jessica said...

I initially found your blog from the Room6 blog about your address files. So lovely, I would love to display one in my office!

a.bumblingbee said...

Your files are just beautiful! Thank you so much for offering this contest and creating such useful and beautiful pieces.

Amanda said...

That's a lot of addresses! I would love an address file!

Lauren said...

I wish I had the creativity to be able to design and make beautiful and useful items but since I do not, I wish to put to use your beautiful and useful designs i.e. an address file.

stance. said...

oh boy i just LOVE my address file. having even more cards for it would be so awesome!!

Judy Grubbs said...

I would love one of your files. I have always admired their beauty.

melanie said...

Congrats on your 1000 address files ... I'd love a chance at one of my own! :)

Fuzzballette said...

1000! Wow! Mine must have been in the 900s.... Would love a card pack to fill it up with!

spunthoughts said...

Hi! I would love a beautiful address file! I have been thinking of other things to put in it other than addresses as well - so many ideas come to mind!

Holly said...

wishing hard for a file :)

knitterature said...

You *really* must *love* what you do to be able to iterate it (over) 1000 times! Well done and congrats to you! De-lurking to enter the drawing for an address file...

Ellieboo said...

Congratulations - I love your address files, they are so beautiful. Please put in me in the draw and I will keep my fingers crossed.

marzi said...

entering again for a chance to win the address file. maybe this time it will be me! fingers crossed! ;)

Jona said...

Oh, I would love to win one of you beautiful address files.

nattybumbum said...

pick me, pick me, pick me!
I would love one of your lovely, lovely files... Please can you put me in the draw please, pretty please

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