Tuesday, September 20, 2011

10 years... (a giveaway for my customers)


I've just realised that this Fall, my address file is turning 10 years old!

This little file has been a marvelous thing for me. I first made it for myself as I was growing frustrated with having to often toss out my traditional address books because the people I knew just kept moving all over the place. I wanted to create something that would be functional, long-lasting, classic, yet cute at the same time. I also wanted to do something with all of the stacks of vintage paper I had been hoarding, and an idea struck.

I often think of all of the marvelous people that I've met through my creations and how lucky I am to have them in my life. In celebration, I have made up 10 packs of my address file cards, as a giveaway for my lovely customers who have purchased an address file from me over the past decade. I have no idea how many - if any - of you are reading this, but I do hope so! (hopefully at least TEN of you!!!) Because I really would like to be able to thank you for your support.

So, if you are one of my past customers and have one of my address files, please leave a comment. In a week or so I hope to be able to select some names that I can send a package of fresh address file cards to you.

***This contest has now ended - comments are closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!***

62 comments:

Jennyroo said...

I am reading! I received mine as a gift and it is lovely indeed! Would love to win!

Jen said...

Happy file-iversary! I feel honoured to own one!

Lizzy said...

I see mine every day and smile! thank you for doing what you do so well. love, lizzy

Megan said...

Happy 10 years! :) I've been loving my address file. It's the only thing out on my desk aside from my laptop and cup of pens. It makes me happy to look at and I always love searching for a name! :) Ahh, it's the little things.

sew nancy said...

happy 10!
thanks, i love mine and would treasure some extra cards

christina kober said...

happy 10th anniversary! I love my address file. I actually use it to keep my jewelry designs that I make organized. I love it and it is a beautiful addition to my workshop.

sunny said...

happy, happy anniversary! I won my address file a year ago and love it so much. It's so darn cute!

leigh said...

happy anniversary! I LOVE my address file - it adds a great pop of color to my desk!

sara said...

We love our address file. It has a permanent home on our desk. I especially love it for the same reason you created it. Such a practical but lovely thing.

Johanna said...

Oh, congratulations!! I hope you will keep making and selling you beautiful address files for another 10 years.. times 10 :)

I love mine, and although I have not yet used up all the cards I would be very, very happy to win some more - for all my future friends I have not yet met!

katevp-a said...

wow! 10 years! Crazy!

I love my address file. It is so unique and i get lots of compliments on it :)

kate

susanj said...

Happy Anniversary from me too!
Your (my!) address file makes me smile whenever I see it!

Cassandra said...

Oh yay!!
Happy Anniversary! I LOVE my address file and I sometimes grab a file card or two to use in cards I am making or to add a little note to a package, so, needless to say...some refills would be greatly appreciated!!

Ames said...

I love my address file!! It is so beautiful!

samdang said...

Happy 10 years! You're blog is an inspiration to me....Got excited with your gift. Hope I'm one of the lucky one :)

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Mine looks gorgeous on my desk, such a great design happy ten years!

Christine Steven said...

Oh I would love to win some more cards. Maybe then I wouldn't be such a miser with them. I just hate it when people move and I have to throw one away (really I don't I just stick a sticker on top but it doesn't look nearly as lovely). Happy Anniversary.

Sarah said...

I don't have one but I've wanted one for awhile! Maybe winning will be enough to convince the husband to get me one for Christmas!

pebbledash said...

I LOVE my address file (and my journey notebook, and pocket notebook!).

As always, you're very generous with your giveaways - thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love mine! It is a work of art on my desk. :)
Jamie
forthebabe@yahoo.com

Liv said...

I have one!! And I love it. I just had a baby and had to reference it a million times for all the sweet little baby shower presents I got in order to send out my thank you cards. So thank YOU!

denise said...

well i know i would love a set of these cards - but i don't know if its fair since i won my address file a few years back?

i love my address file and use it all the time!

amy said...

love my address file....had if for several years now and would treasure some new cards!

rar said...

I LOVE my file! I'm so glad you make them too!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and wishing you many more years of making!

Julie

julie.i.yi@gmail.com

{ everyeskimo } said...

it's a wonderful and beautiful idea and I am so proud to own one of your address files.

Jennifer said...

I have two! Am I entered twice? ;)
Congratulations on the success of your lovely design!

yolanda said...

i LOVE your address file and it has a permanent and prominent location on my desk! thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful cards!

yolanda

Amanda said...

It is one of the prettiest creations I own! Congratulations on this milestone.

Katherine said...

Happy anniversary! My address file stays with me during my career journey - I love it!

Nicola Gibb said...

I would love some more cards! I have completely run out. Congrats on 10 years. Would love to know how many of your files are sitting on desks around the world.

Teresa said...

This is so sweet of you. I love my cherry wood file; it takes pride of place on our entrance shelf.

Angie said...

I love that your little address file is such a big part of our daily lives, holding all the details of our family & friends. Such a great giveaway.

Annika said...

Oh yay, I'm a proud owner!

Your address files are a thing of beauty! Are you going to make a special anniversary design? Thanks for the giveaway!

NannyS said...

I would love o win the address file to organize my life!

milk tooth's rain said...

I'd love to win a refill for my address file ;)

Thank you for those giveaways!

Ems said...

my husband gave me one of your address files before we were married as a 1 year dating anniversary gift...I love looking at it on my desk as a well crafted reminder and have loved updating address cards as friends and families move onto new and different adventures.

sharonbalon said...

I love my address file! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly said...

Still using mine and loving it. Came in handy after I got hitched and moved across the country (twice!). A classic design is always a classic. Here's to 10 more years of great design!

Anonymous said...

I purchased one of your lovely files to give as a present. I am very grateful for the chance to win one of my own. Thank you!

nelliec@hotmail.com

Gretchen said...

10 years - time flies! I love the address file I have from Lovely Design. It's beautiful, colorful, and incredibly useful. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog over the years. You have an amazing sense of design!
Gretchen

Yellow said...

Congratulations on all those wonderful years! it made me stop and think about all the years of love my file has received - and all the changes. Years ago I switched it to my book files where I keep the names of all the books I own sorted by author. It's so precious to me!

love-v said...

I absolutely love my address file. I love the fact that the cards are portable - I find myself plucking out cards to bring on trips so I can send postcards to my loved ones. I even loved the address file so much that I bought a stack of new cards and used the file as my guest book at my wedding. The design is so simply perfect, I love to see it on my desk when I write.

Asmita said...

Happy tenth anniversary! I bought mine about two years ago because I needed something that would stay with me through the years, unlike a address book which was getting used up a bit too quickly. And I have loved it ever since! It sits on my desk and I love even looking at it. Its also around the time when I discovered your blog and I have truly enjoyed reading your entries. I have a daughter who is three and many of the things that you say are close to my heart. I hope I will win(because I would love more of those index cards!!), but here I just want to say that I hope you keep making such beautiful things. You are very talented and a lovely mother, and its a joy to read every new entry of yours.

Ashley W said...

Congrats on 10 years! I agree with everyone else because I too LOVE my address file. I have it on a shelf next to another beloved treasure: "Dining Room" on flickr

katiem said...

Oooh, I just got mine last year but would love a refill!

Jane Benson Ackerman said...

My address file -- which I bought maybe 6 years ago? 8? -- is only a finger's length away from my hand as I write this.

I too, am a paper-hoarder and the address file speaks to my habit.

I love to run my fingers through the file's tresses, just luxuriating in the different patterns...

It was a genius idea, Sharilyn. And thanks, too, to your Dad for pitching in on the fabrication in those early days when you got slammed with orders. It makes my file all the more dear to me.

Jane

phyllis said...

thanks for creating this lovely piece :), i'd love to win another set of cards!

andrea soos said...

i love my file and it has a very special place in my home! Another set of cards would be wonderful!
Thank you!

Erica from Vancouver said...

Cheers to you and your lovely address files!!
I bought 2 packs when I purchased my address file over 2 years ago... It has found a home on my desk at work. The beautiful patterns and colours have kept me smiling since :)
Would love to add more to my collection... and maybe just in time for my birthday too! x

paperbuzzy said...

I received one as a gift a few years back and just bought another one a few weeks ago for a friend! I love these files so much!

linda said...

Congrats on your 10-year address file anniversary! that is quite an accomplishment!

I bought your address file a little while ago and adore it like crazy. It sits on my work table and I smile every time I look at it.

I hope I'm one of the lucky 10 to win this generous giveaway. Crossing fingers!!

Hbomb said...

My file sits on my dresser, where I see it every morning while I'm getting dressed. . .

xoxo

Nicole said...

I love my address file. You created such a lovely, functional piece of art. Happy 10th Anniversary!

Bela said...

Happy 10 Years! As a upcoming school-teacher, mine holds my classroom book collection by author - complete with ideas of how to incorporate the book - Love it!

Sarah O'Holla said...

I used my address file as our wedding guest book. I love having it on display in our living room and seeing notes from guests when I go to look up an address.

Jody said...

I coveted a friend's address file for a couple of years before receiving my very own as a gift! Just love it.

Karin said...

I love my address file and the fact that I don't have to get a new book every few years. The extra package of cards would be lovely!!! Thank you!

stance. said...

Oh man, I love my address file so much! It's so pretty and efficient and feminine and wonderful. I'd love some new cards to add to it. Thanks for doing such an awesome giveaway! My email is stacy dot wamble at gmail dot com...just in case :)

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