Monday, November 30, 2009

Win A Free Book!

In honor of today being the last day of November and, therefore, the last day of NaBloPoMo, I am hosting a giveaway! Want to win a free book? Keep reading.

My sister Kendra is participating in a Christmas boutique. Here's the schpeel:

The Jingle Bells Boutique will be held on Sat December 5, 2009 from 10am-4pm at the Saint Peter Catholic Church in their Monsignor Dowling Social Hall. The address is 634 North 600 East, American Fork, UT 84003. It will feature many local hand crafers and their items. Featured crafter is Kendra Last with Kendra's Bookbinding. She makes hand crafted Journals, Sketch Books, Baby Books, Cards, Leather Journals, Hand Painted Papers, and so much more. Books and Journals make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Kendra will be selling her beautiful (and professional) handmade books. I have been lucky enough to receive a few handmade books from Kendra over the years and I love love love them. She always uses beautiful paper to cover her books and the binding is so high quality. I am using one book she made as a journal right now and it is fabulous. The quality of the materials she uses and the binding she does make it so my journal--for better or for worse--will last for generations! The journal we're writing in for the Big O also came courtousey of Kendra's Bookbinding as the result of Bryan's mom taking one of the classes Kendra offers. (See HERE to view available classes and class times.) It has the most trendy, adorable birdies on the cover. You should be so lucky to buy one of her books with the birdies on the front. They will go FAST, so get there early if you want to be as cool as the big O. (To see a smattering of some books Kendra has made you can visit her website HERE.)

ANYWAY, we thought we'd do a sweet-o little giveaway here to promote the boutique. Not only will this provide TWO lucky Notes From A Very Red Kitchen readers with a cool book bundle from Kendra's Bookbinding, but it will also serve as wonderful proof of my popularity. Win-win! Haha. Okay, on to the goods...

Kendra is being mucho generous, so there are multiple ways to win:

To win free cards in person:
1. Print off this page and bring it to Kendra's booth at the Jingle Bells Boutique for a free card while supplies last. No purchase necessary!
2. Write a post on your blog about this giveaway with a link to my page here (be sure to link it to this post and not just my blog, please!). Once you've done this, print off a page with your post and bring it in for a second free card.
3. Make a post about this giveaway with a link to this post on Facebook or Twitter and bring in a printed copy for a third free card.

(Limit 3 free cards per person.)

To win a handmade book bundle online:
(This is open to residents of the United States only. If I happen to have an international fan out there, I apologize. But please leave a comment anyhow. I'd be delighted to make your aquantance.)

1. Write a blog post about this giveaway linking back to this post. Leave a comment telling me you did it as well as a link to your post.*
2. Make a Facebook or Twitter post about this giveaway linking back to this post. Leave a comment telling me you did.* (You can do two entries for this if you'd like--one for Facebook and one for Twitter.)

Be sure to include your e-mail address in your comments so I can reach you when you win!

*The posts used for free cards can be the same ones for entering the online contest.

The winner for the online book bundle contest will be chosen late the night of the 4th, so post soon. Winner will be emailed that night. If you are in town you may pick it up on the 5th, if not it will be mailed to you.

Second way to win a book bundle:
When you post on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter about this giveaway, tell your friends to print off your page too. The person with the most prints of their post will also win a free book bundle!

Get the word out, then come in early for the best selection of cards and books! Free cards will be limited to supply. There will be about 100 free cards, so come early!

One last bonus for all of you. Kendra's Bookbinding will be offereing Buy 3 get the 4th 50% off. But if you bring in a printed page you will get Buy 2 get the 3rd book 50% off. This really is a great deal!

Kendra is also offering free gift wrap (sweet!) to any of you with any book purchase of $10 or more. So lots of fun and great prices will be waiting for you as you stop by the Kendra's Bookbinding booth at the Jingle Bells Boutique this coming Saturday!

See you there!

Update: Check out my mom's post about this giveaway for a link to a video of Kendra showing off one of her books on YouTube. So cool!


Hillary said...

I've never been the first before!!! YES!!! I LOVE KENDRA'S BOOKS AND I LOVE KATIE'S BLOG! Here's my post...

And here's my email... even though you already have it...

I hope I win!!!! :)

Kathy Haynie said...

I hope Hillary wins, too! Good luck!

Mego said...

ummmmm.....this post IS better than your last one. Having said that, I facebooked about your post. cuz I'm awesome!

Melissa said...

This sounds so fun! I am a friend of Hillary's so if you can't see this facebook post, she can vouch for me. :D I will add it to my blog as well. Thanks!

Melissa said...

Katie, here is my blog post in case you can't see the facebook one

my email is

Thanks again! This is so fun!