Boustrophedon Journals

A big welcome to the newest series of Sprouts Press journals: the Boustrophedon Journal! The beauty of this journal lies in the details, which are efficient and surprising.  Hard covers (cloth-covered), thick pages that can handle light washes and dry media, and a leather wrap around tie.  The surprising part happens when you open the book. But let’s back up a minute.  The name, Boustrophedon (pronounced “boostro – feedin”), refers to the pages and their folded construction.  When you open the book, there are 14 pages, 28 page if you use front and back.  Take it a step further and there are 34 pages if you use the 6 hidden pages!!  Yes, hidden pages that can be used separately or together as 3 separate panoramas! Perfect for travel sketching. (See my instagram feed for a short video demo of this: @sproutspress)

Learn more about the Boustrophedon Journal here.

Contest Time!

collageitFor the next week I’m having a giveaway contest over on instagram!!  The winner will get a pair of Romeo & Juliet Book Ornaments, and 2 Quick Notes Notebooks!

But this isn’t a plain old boring contest.  I’m appealing to all the book nerds out there with something a little different.  To enter, in addition to regular instagram contest rules (ie. follow @sproutspress), I’m asking folks to share their favourite line from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.  Fun, right?!

You have until January 30 2017 to brush up on your reading.  Get to it!!

To see full contest rules, head over to Sprouts Press instagram page here.

A February Challenge!

I know that I’ve shared a bit about myself here on the blog.  But it’s just the basics, the expected ‘about me’ kind of information.  This is why I’m pretty excited to share this next bit with you! DSC_0741_fotor

For the entire month of February, I’ll be participating alongside my fellow Toronto Etsy Street Team members for a 29-day Instagram challenge!  Each day is themed and a bit different from the one before, but combined they’ll bring together everything that is my little company.  If you want to get a bigger picture of what my company is about and who I am (really), head over to Instagram and follow along here: @sproutspress.

Hope to see you there!

Contest Time!

photo 2_fotorI’m having a contest over on Instagram & Facebook to win a pair of tickets to the One of a Kind Show!!

It’s easy to play, just follow me on Instagram (@sproutspress), repost this photo from my feed and tag me!  You can do the same in Facebook for an additional entry.

Contest ends November 23, 2015, the show runs November 24 – December 6, 2015.  Make sure to stop by and visit during the show, I’m booth E35.

Have fun and play nice!

Surprise Giveaway!!

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Surprise!!  A big Thank You for all the love and support you guys have shown my little company as I grow and learn about being a creative business owner!  To celebrate reaching 1K followers over on instagram, I’m having a giveaway this weekend!  Yippee!! (actually, the contest starts now and runs till August 17, 2015).DSC_0705_fotorThere are a few ways to enter; follow @sproutspress on instagram and head over for details.

The prize is a handbound journal (the Medium Journal in stone grey, with an ocean blue ribbon bookmark) and pack of matching, handprinted Ex Libris bookplates (pictured above).  You have until Monday to enter and the winner will be announced Tuesday.

Sound good?  Head over to instagram to play!!  Good luck!!