9.12.2011

{Giveaway}: Concertina Press

I have been waiting on pins and needles for today. 
You lovelies are in for a gigantic treat, but first, let me introduce to you the lovely graphic artist/book binder, Ruth Bleakley, from Concertina Press. I have been a big fan of Ruth's work for some time now and absolutely love her whimsical and unbelievably gorgeous stationary and invitations. And did I mention she's a New England gal? Yeah, it's pretty much a match made in heaven. 

From the lovely Ruth:
My name is Ruth Bleakley, and I'm a book binder and graphic artist who lives in a small coastal town in Massachusetts. I have a BFA in Studio Art and spent several years designing stationery and invitations at a local stationery shop, where I became well acquainted with the custom design process from initial concept and client meetings to final print production.

I specialize in light, airy designs with a decidedly nautical bent. I'm not limited to ocean-themed though and I'm happy to work with you to create fully custom paperie including, but not limited to business and calling cards, wedding invitations, graduation and birth announcements and personal correspondence.

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5 Things You Don't Know About Concertina Press

1. I was born in Virgina but ended up spending so much time growing up overseas in a military family that I was admitted to my college as an "International Student" because I applied from Kuwait.
2. I hate cilantro
3. I just learned to ice skate last year (and now I can skate backwards!)
4. I am also a bookbinder
5. I LOVE deviled eggs

And now that you're totally smitten and would love to go ice skating and dine on deviled eggs with Ruth, how about a little CONCERTINA PRESS GIVEAWAY!
I know, I am pretty excited, too.

One lucky duck will come away with Ruth's Cuttlefish Thank You Notes:

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Here are the details:

To enter, simply skip on over to Concertina Press or her Etsy shop, peek around her collection, and then head back here and leave a comment below telling me which design is your favorite! {1 entry}

Bonus Entries:
{Leave a comment below for each extra entry}

1. Follow Concertina Press on Facebook, Twitter, or sign up to "follow" her blog! {+1 extra entry each}

2. Follow You Stir Me on Facebook, Twitter or sign up to "follow" my blog! {+1 extra entry each}

Winner will be announced at the end of the day on September 19 (next Monday)!

So what are you waiting for? Sail on over to Concertina Press and eat your heart out!
I'll see you there!

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30 comments:

  1. Seriously the quahog bday cards are too funny!

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  2. I love the grass stalks cards and all the monogrammed ones!

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  3. What a fun give-away! I like the blue octopus ones... and all the monogrammed ones as well.

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  4. Well I am a bit biased, but I'll have to say the seahorse wedding invites are gorgeous. Anything ocean-y has my vote!

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  5. These are fabulous! I will spread the word:)

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  6. So gorgeous! What a great find. I love under the radar stationery for weddings :)

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  7. She hates cilantro!? Clearly, I did not get to vet this. (I like the sea bird notes.)

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  8. I really like the Pen & Ink Personalized Notes

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  9. I am now a fan of You Stir Me on Facebook.

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  10. I (@JASIVRAS) now follow @youstirme

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  11. The face on that puffer fish is PRICELESS!!!! Love the grass stalks one too!!!! Great giveaway Laura!
    ~A~

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  12. oh my word! I love all of the nautical stuff.. especially we are tying the knot and the octopus cards. I also like the biks cards... seriously this stationary is right up my alley

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  13. I am in love with the seahorse wedding invites! I LOVE seahorses :)

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  14. Following Concertina Press on Twitter @blah11blah11 :-)

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  15. I now like youstir me on facebok and twitter :-)

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  16. I think the jelly fish invitations are suprisingly beautiful and elegant. They would make for invitations to a beach wedding, boat wedding or the ever lovely wedding in the aquarium :)

    jspostedding at gmail dot com

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  17. I totally "like" you facebook! :)

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  18. I like the vintage bike cards, but also the quahog birthday cards too.

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  19. It's so tough to choose between cephalopods! I love the cuttlefish obviously, but the octopus is a beauty too... maybe Ruth can provide some art for our documentary film & online video series? We could CERTAINLY put that prize to good use, either way!

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  20. We're now following Ruth blog, twitter account ( via @SaveCuttlefish ) and Facebook page ( via http://facebook.com/cuttlefishcountry ) Thanks for the extra entries!

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  21. I love the floating jelly invites, although it was hard to pick as everything is so gorgeous :)

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  22. I love her cape cod notecards! and i follow ruth's blog and like her on facebook too!

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  23. I *love* the Vintage Pufferfish Thank You cards!! =)

    G_Patton@hotmail.com

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  24. I'm a fan of Concertina Press on FB (Gia Patton-Judge)

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  25. I'm a fan of You Stir Me on FB (Gia Patton-Judge)

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  26. I follow You Stir Me via GFC (Gia_Pet)

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  27. I follow the Concertina Press blog via GFC (Gia_Pet)

    G_Patton@hotmail.com

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  28. I follow you via Twitter (@giapett)

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  29. I follow Concertina Press via Twitter (@giapett)

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