Friday, May 15, 2009

Gregg's Goodies Review and Giveaway!

I absolutely love Etsy! Etsy is a wonderful place to discover new and interesting items and meet the people who create them. I love handicrafts and am an amateur artist and crafts person myself so I admire those who turn their passions into a business! Gregg from Gregg's Goodies is a retired school teacher whose passion for flowers and love of paper crafts is becoming a business in bloom.
Gregg is a gregarious fellow and has been constantly improving his work. He was gracious enough to send me four sets of items to review and is offering one Northern Mama reader the same! Gregg creates paper flower bouquets which he designs to accurately mirror those in his gardens, symmetrical cutouts matted for framing or transformed into quaint greeting cards, and inspiring embellished handmade journals.

I received bouquets of Gregg's paper cosmos in pink. I am not a fan of plastic and fabric synthetic flowers for home decor but these fragile paper flowers add a delightful accent and conversation piece to my guest room. The flowers and leaves are delicate cutouts of paper accented with bead or felted centers.


Gregg's cutouts are folky and cozy. I am especially fond of the cut out greeting cards. Even with the advent of email and the newest in communication technology I am still an old fashioned letter writer. There is nothing like the personal touch of pen to paper! I enjoy surprising my friends and family with unique cards and these will be no exception. As I have said there is nothing like the emotional connection one feels when writing with pen in hand and as a writer, if I dare call myself such, I prefer writing traditionally without the click of plastic keys. Writers can be a queer lot. Some can only write using an out of date typewriter, some only certain paper. I am definitely one to hand write with pen and paper when the creative urge strikes. I love the inspiration aesthetically pleasing notebooks and journals can create. Gregg's journals have an element of romance that could inspire lovely poetry or personal thoughts.

One Northern Mama Reader will win : One bouquet of paper flowers, one set of cards, one matted cutout, AND a journal {all of the reader's choice}. How very generous!!
To Enter:
  • Visit Gregg's Goodies and tell me what your favourite item is {Required}
  • Non-bloggers may also enter but please leave your email address with your comment.
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes May 29, 2009 10:00pm CT. Please refer to General Giveaway Rules for further details.

31 comments:

  1. I like the red covered mini journal

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  2. I like the green mini book! Very beautiful!

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  3. The Rice Paper with Stone Medallion Mini Book is beautiful, never seen anything quite like it! Unique!

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  6. The red covered mini journal is my choice!

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  7. I really like the Rice Paper with Stone Medallions

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  8. i just sugned up to subscribe too

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  9. i like the matted deer cut out.

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  10. My favourite item is the Black/foliage Mini-Book!!

    thanks

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  11. I am a Northern Mama follower!!

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  12. I am a Northern Mama subscriber!!

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  13. I blogged about this giveaway!

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  14. I like the Stylized Monkey Pattern Mini Book (blank) with Red Ties and Ceramic Beads

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  16. My favorite item is the
    Black Mini-Book with Vinyl Pattern and Brass-Look Medallion!

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  17. My favourite is the Chinese mini-book

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  18. I have your button in my LINKS list on the left sidebar

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  19. I follow you!

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  20. I Subscribed via email!

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