Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lotus Paperie Review and Giveaway!

I am a memory keeper! Photography, journaling, keepsake boxes, shadow box frames, and scrapbooking are some of the many mediums I use to keep these memories alive and safe for my children and I suppose myself and my husband in our old age! I am always in search of beautiful embellishments, lavish papers, and rich inks to inspire and to compliment my family photos. Discovering Lotus Paperie provided me with a great alternative to the mass generated scrapbooking kits I've found elsewhere.
I love creating my own layouts and searching out coordinating elements but sometimes when time is of the essence, which is most often I find with three children, I find it difficult to coordinate everything with efficiency. This is when a kit like the one I received from Lotus Paperie is a godsend! It allows me to pursue a much loved hobby without stressing over the time restraints. What is most wonderful about these kits is that they are not typical kits full of basic mass produced die cuts and paper only! Vanessa puts together a collection which includes the unusual and unique elements I love to include most. I received the Madera Island scrapbooking kit which included so many delightful treasures. Hatpins, felt flowers, mini-coasters, two fabric patterns, a library book card, a page from an old reader, and some tickets/stamps are just a few of the exciting embellishments. I spent last evening creating three double spread layouts and I still have enough paper and a few embellishments left for at least one or two more! The Madera Island kit inspired me to create layouts using the photos from our family trip to a nearby Corn Maze this past fall though I suppose I could have used it just as easily for a family camping excursion.
Lotus Paperie goes far beyond an Etsy scrapbook product supplier! Vanessa also creates fabulous knitwear. Funky leg warmers, cloche hats, and merino scarves are a Lotus Paperie signature! And who can blame a fellow northerner for adding warm products? Yes, I feel a true affinity as a former arctic resident to this business which is run out of Whitehorse, Yukon! From knits to mini-albums, cards, and creative coordinating scrapbooking supplies this is a truly eclectic and happening Etsy store!
Be sure to take a peek at the Lotus Paperie blog where you can enter monthly challenges, win great scrapbooking prizes, and upload your winning layouts! There is also information and layouts from the lotus paperie design team and featured designers each month! WOW!
Vanessa would like to fuel your creative fires by offering one fabulously lucky Northern Mama reader his/her own choice of Scrapbooking Kit !!
To Enter:
  • Visit Lotus Paperie and tell me what your favourite item is {Required}
  • Non-bloggers may also enter but please remember to leave your email with your comment.

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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes May 31, 2009 10:00pm CT. For further details see General Giveaway Rules.

75 comments:

  1. I love the peaceful scrapbooking kit. pretty!

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  2. I won't even tell you how long its been since I touched my scrapbooking stuff! I love this idea though, just having everything coordinating and together like this would inspire me to get back to it I think. My favorite kit was the Spirit of Summer one. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I am a follower of your blog.

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  4. I like the Take Note Scrapbooking Kit. I still haven't finished my wedding album and it has been almost 6 years!! Perhaps when the boys are older I will find the time again. :)

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  5. i really like the take note scrapbooking kit

    babblingbrooke30atyahoodotca

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  6. i'm a subscriber

    babblingbrooke30atyahoodotca

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  7. My favorite item is the spirit of summer scrapbooking kit

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  8. I love the Amy Butler Thank Yous!!

    Thank you

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  9. Northern Mama email subscriber!!

    thanks

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  10. I blogged about this giveaway!

    http://wenttofaro.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-northern-mama-giveaways.html

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  11. My favourite from her etsy shop is the sign "please remove your shoes and don't take a better pair on the way out"

    Indigo

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  12. I like the Scrapbooking kit - Blast Off

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  13. Blog follower

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  14. I like the scrapbooking kit TAKE NOTE. Love the little key like buttons in this one. Indigo

    winterbeach2@yahoo.ca

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  15. My favorite item is Scrapbooking Kit - Peaceful!

    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. I follow your blog!

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  17. I am not a scrapebooker! So my favorite items are the cards. The pink and red birthday being my favorite!

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  18. like the Vita Bella!estesandrea@yahoo.com

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  19. I like the Spirit Of Summer Scrapbooking Kit best. My friend has just started scrapbooking and this would make a lovely gift for her.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  20. I like the Kisses Scrapbooking Kit.

    galeogirl at comcast dot net

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  21. Scrapbooking Kit - Peaceful


    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  22. Subscribed by email, skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  23. i like the apple green cable knit leg warmers :)

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  24. I blogged:
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  25. I really like the Vita Bella scrapbook kit

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  26. neenee838@yahoo.com

    they are all so beautiful! i would have to pick the spirit of summer though. if i won, i'd use it to scrap pics of my new baby that will be born in july.

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  27. neenee838@yahoo.com

    i subscribe via email.

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  28. srapbooking kit - Blast Off - I think!

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  29. I like the Vita Bella scrapbook kit.

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  30. I am a subscriber via email!

    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. The Scrapbooking kit - Blast Off...is my favorite!! Very Cute!!

    leahtardo[at]gmail[dot]com

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  32. I like the Kisses kit.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  33. I love the Madrea Island scrapbooking kit!
    ilovebabynoah707@yahoo.com

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  34. My favorite item is Scrapbooking Kit - Kisses lezanac@yahoo.com

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  35. I like the Scrapbooking kit -Treehouse

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  36. My favorite kit on the site is Scrapbooking Kit-Kisses found here-http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13250377.

    Thank you for having this giveaway.
    litefoot873 (@) hotmail.com

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  37. i follow.
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  38. I subscribe.
    litefoot873 (@) hotmail.com

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  39. i love the take note kit. That one is my fav for sure!:)

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  40. I like Scrapbooking Kit - Spirit Of Summer

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  41. I love the Spirit of Summer Scrapbooking Kit. I'd love to have the chance to work with that.

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  42. I love the Sage Green Super soft chunky hand knit cabled cloche hat with handmade ceramic button

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  43. Following your blog

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  44. Subscriber via email

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  45. Mocha brown Super soft chunky hand knit cabled cloche hat with handmade ceramic button

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  46. I like the Scrapbooking kit -Treehouse

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  47. My favorite item is the Turqoise Chunky Knit Merino Scarf with Hand Made Ceramic Buttons!
    pleaseundress@yahoo.com

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  48. I like the Madera Island scrapbooking kit.

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  49. I signed up to follow your blog on Google.

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  50. I really like the Vita Bella scrapbook kit!

    natalie dot kistner at gmail dot com

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  51. I love the chunky green handknit socks. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I love the Kisses Scrapbooking Kit :)

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  53. I like the Madera Island scrapbook kit

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  54. I love the Turquoise chunky knit merino scarf!

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  55. I subscribed by email.

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  56. I like the Scrapbooking Kit - Kisses.
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