Posts tagged 2011 calendars

Egg Press for Blue Sky + Giveaway!

Egg Press calendars and planners for Blue Sky

Egg Press has recently released a collection of planners and calendars through Blue Sky, which is available at your local Target as well as the Blue Sky website.

I’ve received a few samples, and my favorite is the Blue X 8.5″ x 11″ weekly/monthly planner. I like the larger format planner (plenty of space to write down your appointments and birthdays and also to jot copious notes), but you may like the smaller planners (still with plenty of space to write) that fit more easily in your bag.

Egg Press calendars and planners samples by Blue Sky

The desk calendar is cute too.

I noticed at my Target the other day that many of the calendars and planners were already sold, which is great news for Egg Press. I hope that people who are buying Egg Press/Blue Sky items are discovering Egg Press’ letterpress work, which is truly special.

I’m giving away Burst planners (see the two planners in the middle of the above photo) to two lucky winners. Both are 5 x 8″, one is casebound (blue) and one is spiral bound. Wanna throw your hat in the ring? (Of course you do!) Leave me a comment below by midnight on Thursday, and I will announce the winners on Friday.

Since I’m paying for the shipping costs, this is open to US and Canada addresses only.

Good luck!

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Handmade Favorites: The Nimbus Factory

Year Round Calendar by The Nimbus Factory

“Year Round” Wall Calendar, $15

Seal Harp Wrapping Paper by The Nimbus Factory A Narwhal Holiday Wrapping Paper by the Nimbus Factory
A Beluga Holiday wrapping paper by The Nimbus Factory Arctic Fox wrapping paper by The Nimbus Factory

Arctic Animals Holiday Gift Wrap Set, $15
(also available individually, for $4 a sheet)

Animal Kingdom Playing Card Deck by The Nimbus Factory

Animal Kingdom playing card deck, $14

Polar Bears Holiday Card by The Nimbus Factory

Polar Bears holiday card, $4
(also available as a set with 5 different designs for $18)

I especially love the wrapping paper.

You can see several more adorable items in their shop, including another calendar, more holiday cards, and recipe cards. Learn more about the four talented and clever women behind The Nimbus Factory, too.

Via Creature Comforts
All images: The Nimbus Factory

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Flowers in May Calendar Winners + A Shop Discount!

2011 calendar by Flowers in May

Congratulations to…Vicki and Danielle! You each win one 2011 calendar by Flowers in May! I will email you today for details.

And now for the extra good news!

Emily is offering a 15% discount in her shop to Charlotte’s Fancy readers through next Wednesday, November 24th! Enter the code NOV2010 to get your discount.

You know how you all said it was so hard to choose between her prints, and how you liked her buttons and calendar? Now’s the time to choose! These make perfect holiday gifts and you will be supporting an independent artist, too.

Flowers in May shop

Thanks to everyone who entered and also to Emily / Flowers in May for this great giveaway!

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Giveaway! 2011 Calendar by Flowers in May

Didn’t I say I was going to have a giveaway this week? Well, it’s time!

Who needs a 2011 calendar? I bet most of you do, which is great because my friend Emily Dumas, the talented designer behind Flowers in May, is offering two of her calendars to Charlotte’s Fancy readers. How great is that?

You might remember Emily’s fun prints, which I featured back in August – here’s my favorite
(I think – it’s really hard to choose a favorite!):

Paris, I Love You

Paris I Love You by Flowers in May

It feels like you’re going on a treasure hunt as you look at all of the little illustrations that make up each print. Her calendar is like that too.

Have a look:

2011 calendar by Flowers in May

2011 calendar by Flowers in May close up photo

So here’s what you have to do now:

To enter this giveaway, please have a look at Emily’s shop and tell me in the comments section below what your favorite item is. For a bonus entries, you can tweet or blog about it and let me know in the comments. You have until next Tuesday, November 16, to enter.

Two lucky winners will be chosen at random, and I will announce them here on Wednesday, the 17th.

Good luck!

Flowers in May Website
Flowers in May on Facebook
Flowers in May on Twitter

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2011 Calendars

Who wants me to buy them a calendar? Because I’ve already seen so many that I like and want, but really, how many calendars can one person use?

If you’re me, the answer to that (apparently) is about four – because that’s how many 2010 calendars I have: two at work, one in my bedroom, and one family calendar on the fridge. I can’t help myself. And I’ve already seen more than four 2011 calendars I would like to own.

Here are a handful of my favorites so far:

2011 letterpress calendar by see saw designs

The metallic letterpress calendar by SeeSaw Designs, perforated so that you can use the top as a postcard or as framed art, is stunning (or “fan-freaking-tastic” as I called it on Twitter the first time I saw it). This is a must buy.

2011 wall calendar with small hand drawn illustrations by Furze Chan

The mini wall calendar by Hong Kong designer Furze Chan is so sweet and lovely. I think this calendar in particular would make nice gifts or a great stocking stuffer.

illustrated 2011 calendar by Beau Ideal

Beau Ideal‘s beautiful, limited edition 2011 calendar is 8.5″ x 8.5″. I am a huge fan of her designs.

illustrated hot air balloon wall calendar by Lisa Rupp

The illustrated hot air balloons wall calendar by Lisa Rupp is charming. Last year’s circus train wall calendar was incredibly adorable too.

Those are just four of the many I would like to own. I will be featuring more favorite calendars soon (and probably over at Pushing Papers as well).

Tonight, we’re leaving for a little vacation to Iceland (of all places!). I’ll be back in a week, but I’ve scheduled posts while I’m gone, and you can keep leaving comments on the Witch Craft book giveaway. So please keep reading while I’m away. And keep your fingers crossed for me that we get a clear night to see the northern lights!

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