Thursday, March 11, 2010

Giveaway: Lavender scented paper

Lady Ambrosia's creations box

I received this fine lavender-scented Southworth Fine Parchment paper as a generous gift from a new pen pal. She didn't ask for a review, didn't ask for anything - just sent me the paper because she thought I might like it. I am just touched by her generosity, but alas... my sensitive nose has gotten the better of me. I'm really sensitive to scents, and it's just touch and go whether I can use any scented product or not. (My experience with the J. Herbin scented inks was atrocious... those will probably show up in a blog giveaway someday soon! I have a "spring resolution" to do more blog giveaways, aren't you excited? :-)

Unfortunately the smell of this paper, while not at all unpleasant, is just too strong for me; I can't enjoy it or review it, but I'd really like to pass it along to someone who might like using it.

Wrapped scented paper

Those of you who've talked about scented inks not retaining scent, or scented paper not holding its scent... I haven't tested this, of course, but I really think that the fragrance would withstand a journey in the postal service.

Lavender scented parchment paper

Southworth parchment paper is known among fountain pen aficionados as taking ink beautifully, and the paper itself looks very pretty - like old parchment. As you can see, she wraps it up very prettily once it is scented.

For more information on this paper and its creative creator, please visit Ladyambrosiascreations.com or Lady Ambrosia's Creations on Etsy.

THE INEVITABLE RULES

1. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post. One comment/entry per person, please.

2. No anonymous comments will be approved. You need a blogger profile to enter this giveaway (simply because I need to know who you are - I'm not going to count through "anonymous #7"), and if you don't have a blogger profile yet, just make one. It's fast, easy and free, doesn't require a blog, and I think only requires a valid email address.

3. Sorry about this one, but weight and size restrictions mean I can only send this domestically: U.S.A. addresses only, please.

4. The deadline for comments/entries is 12pm (Eastern Standard/NYC time) on Wednesday, March 17, when I will choose a winner (most likely with a random number generator).

EDIT: WINNER = INDIGO! I need your address.

35 comments:

  1. Count me in! Purples and Lavender are my favs.

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  2. This is a great idea...I would love to try some. :)

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  3. Hi Ilona. I would love that paper. I would also love to hear from you! I see you are making great progress with your letter writing. Hope I am one you wrote to already!

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  4. I almost feel guilty entering since I won your last giveaway but I love lavender and purple so I can't resist! Does that make me greedy?

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  5. My proverbial hat has just been tossed into the ring. Hope I win!

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  6. I'd love to use this paper, and I promise not to use it to write you a letter.

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  7. Looks awesome and matches my (old) shaving soap.

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  8. Lavendar is my favorite scent! Might as well end the contest now and mail it to me!

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  9. ooohh i love purple and i love lavendar! so heres to hoping i win :)

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  10. This looks really beautfiul and I have a thing for lavender. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. yes I am going to be shameless here and say I would love that paper . I love lavender and would love to have it and thanks for the giveaway .

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  12. I'm another one who loves lavender. I would love to test out various purple inks on this... Diamine Damson first in line :)

    Like the bumper sticker says "everything purple is mine; anything else can be dyed or painted"... or scented, maybe?

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  13. Yum! I bet that paper would love to be kissed by some Private Reserve Ebony Purple ink!

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  14. Please enter me for the lavender paper give-away. Glad to know not to send you scented mail!

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  15. Ohhhhh.....I love lavender anything...most especially when it just happens to cross paths with paper!!!

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  16. Your loss is our gain. Thanks for sharing!

    Jackie
    www.lettersandjournals.blogspot.com

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  17. how lovely! I would enjoy writing a letter on this paper while sipping a lavender latte. (And perhaps I'd even open up the tiny box of lavender creams a friend brought me from London!)

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  18. Greetings Ilona!
    = )

    Here's my entry. I've been following you for the last couple of months. I intend to write to you soon.... but I already have a stack of snail mail to reply to and a list of people to write to. You shall get something from me soon!! *wave*

    If I do win *knock on wood*, my e-mail is deanna_cheng@hotmail.com

    =D
    I love your blog.
    Continue on!
    By the way, how is your March madness coming along?

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  19. It looks lovely to me! You might not enjoy meeting me in person because I often smell as if I waltzed through a perfume store and spritzed everything on!

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  20. This looks wonderful. something that i would absolutly love, beautiful indeed.

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  21. Trying again to post since last time it wouldn't let me. Count me in.

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  22. I bet my Gram would love receiving a letter from me on that paper! :)

    We literally just started snail mailing each other a couple weeks ago. It's been very nice :)

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  23. Boy would I love to send some letters on that! Thanks! Kurt

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  24. Just found your blog, and I am overjoyed to read of your passion for writing. I'd love some of this paper, too!

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  25. I love all things lavender, so I'd love to be the random number selected! Thanks so much for offering it up. :)

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  26. I would love to try this paper!!! What a wonderful opportunity!

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  27. Dear Poor Form: I am sure you meant well??? but.............NEVER return a gift in a public forum - the poor reader who sent you this - you could have discreetly given this away to anyone who wasn't related to your blog........it's not very kind nor classy. I get you trying to "re-gift" and be "green" but it has to make the person who sent you this feel just terrible!

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    1. Anonymous commenter:
      The generous donor gave me her blessing before I went forward with this posting and giveaway. She has been one of my my regular pen pals for years - she knew all about it and was happy for the link to her blog and her shop.

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