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Scrapbooking Giveaway Day

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Black Baroque
This weekend, one commenter will win a strikingly beautiful picture print from Black Baroque.

Alexandra from Black Baroque creates glorious prints on vintage book paper. The designs in her store are so wide and varied that you are sure to find something you adore! Alexandra gave us some insight into what inspires her to create her beautiful work.

“We use gorgeous antique book pages from 1883-1890 for our art prints. The pages are two and three column pages with borders. The pages were printed in the 1800’s by running the page through first for the text, then back again through the printer for the beautiful borders. My home is filled with antique furniture and all sorts of eclectic treasures. But the two things I collect are rare antique books and chandeliers. I have a thing for bling and books. Miniature, gold leafed paged, 1 -2 inch books are my favorite and very hard to find. I have been collecting for years”

To enter, just leave a comment on this post, letting us know what your favourite book is, the story you could read over and over and never tire of.

Entries close at midnight Thursday UK time and the winner will be posted Friday evening, so be sure to check back to see if it’s your lucky day!

Good luck!


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Congratulations to Nora, who wins her choice of print from Restyle.

Nora, please email me (shimelle at gmail dot com) with your address.

There’s a new giveaway every Friday night, so check back next week for another chance to win just by leaving a comment.

06 July 2012



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82 Comments for Scrapbooking Giveaway Day

  1. Mel Says:

    Strikingly beautiful is right – wow! Thanks for the chance to win one of these gorgeous prints :)

    My all time fave is Pride and Prejudice, I’ve read it at least 10 times and could never tire of it, ever. And whenever I reread it, I treat myself to a repeat viewing of the BBC adaptation with Colin Firth – bonus… ;)

  2. Penny Says:

    What beautiful pictures. My fav books would have to be Roald Dahl I read them all the time to my children and my favourite is Matilda

  3. Amy Says:

    lovely prints. I have looked longingly at these before!

    Favorite book: Probably Little House on the Prairie. My elementary school librarian recommended it for me and it ignited a life long love of reading.

  4. Madeline Says:

    Secret Life of Bee’s read 5 times already

  5. Natalie G. Says:

    Lovely prints! Having three kids four and under the only books I can think of are theirs! Baby Cakes is a good one along with most of their books.

  6. jengd Says:

    What utterly fabulous prints!! Personally, I tend to be a fantasy reader and I can read pretty much anything by Guy Gavriel Kay over and over.

  7. tape Says:

    Lord of the Rings :)

  8. Christa Allgood Says:

    I LOVE Gone With the Wind!! I could read it over and over.

  9. Nathalie Green Says:

    Those prints are so lovely! Thankyou for the chance to win one :)
    A recent favourite book of mine is ‘Watch over me’ by Daniela Sacerdoti, I could quite happily read that again and again, it is such a heart-warming story and makes me feel happy.
    An older book which I will never grow tired of and I will read to my children when we have them, is Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ – as a child I loved it and read it so much the spine broke so I had to be bought a replacement copy!
    Nat x

  10. Kathy Says:

    Ooooh. VERY nice. Thanks to you and Alexandra for the chance to win one. Picking a favorite book is so hard… but I’ll go with Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. She’s such a wonderful writer and this book is exceptional.

  11. Debbie Green Says:

    Simply stunning!!
    Mine is another vote for Pride and Prejudice. I first read it for my ‘O’ level many years before Colin Firth played Mr Darcy and must have read it 20 times or more over the last 35 years. Even now I find something new every time I read it.

  12. tina phillips Says:

    How cool are those!!!! My fave book? I dunno that I can pick one….I loved Lonesome Dove and read the whole saga over and over….and anything by Stephen King!! Thanks for a chance to win!

  13. Mary M. Says:

    These are so gorgeous, it would be great to win one! My favorite book ever?? A hard choice…. I guess I would have to go with the Harry Potter series. I will definitely be reading that over and over again for a long time to come. =)

  14. Jennilyn Thiboult Says:

    I LOVE “The Bluest Eye”… I had read it at least 5 times and find some new complexity in the main character that I missed before!
    These prints are gorgeous!

  15. Sarah Moore Says:

    These are amazing! I soooo love vintage books as decor ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Alissa Says:

    I could read The Hobbit over and over. Waiting on the movie to be out soon. :)
    Love these prints. Would love to to win.
    Xo, a

  17. Janet Lebeau Says:

    Those are beautiful! I could read any Mary Higgins Clark book over and over!

  18. dolly Says:

    WOW! Beautiful lovely images! You had me with the camera and the bike BTW! :D
    My favorite book is one I have loved since a pre-teen
    “Jonathon Livingston Seagull”. I look forward to the day my daughter is old enough to read it to and on her own. :D

  19. Carla Says:

    The book that I could read over and over is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I have my 16 year old daughter loving it as well :) I have my eye on what I will get if I win, or if I don’t! Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. Isa Says:

    Oh I love these! Esp. because I’m considering going to school for bookbinding!
    Favorite book of all time: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I love the entire series and if you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend it!!

  21. rossana Says:

    hello shimelle! I’m from italy, today i’ve buyed an your class (hitchk….) and i can say that you are very amazing!

  22. Karla Says:

    I would read Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor over and over! Great book :)

  23. Lynda Says:

    I went to the Etsy shop. There are tons of cool prints! thanks for introducing me to them!

  24. Shirley K Says:

    I just recently re-read Anne of Green Gables!

  25. Denise Says:

    Cool prints, thank you for the chance to win!

  26. Diane Standish Says:

    I would say Mary Stewart’s trilogy Crystal Cave, Hollow Hills and one other(can’t remember the title right now!!!LOL oldtimer’s I guess) plus Adriana Trigiani’ Stone Gap books-they were funny and good! I have a million favorites-when I was little Mary Poppins was my fave book-and Little Women

  27. Nathalie Says:

    Water Music by TC Boyle – Thanks for the chance at these gorgeous prints!

  28. Quinna Says:

    This is so fun!

  29. Melissa N. Says:

    My all time favorite book is The Tiger Rising by Beverly DiCamillo

  30. kimpbj Says:

    The Hobbit is my favorite. Hope the movie does it justice!

  31. Rose Says:

    My favorite book is Harry Potter. All of them. Yes, that’s cheating, I know — but those books defined my childhood. My parents gave me the first one — a first edition — for my 11th birthday, making me the same age as Harry in the story. :)

  32. jane Says:

    My favourite book is Gone with the Wind, Scarlett is such a madam but you have to admire her!

  33. Joanne Says:

    Mine – has to be Little Women – always wanted to be like Jo. Even called my daughter one of the other sisters names when Meg was used by the girl who lived near us for her daughter :0)

  34. Jess Says:

    I just love love love the Anne of Green Gables series, have been reading it regularly since I was 14, so 18 years now, and I still cry when Matthew dies :( Can’t wait to introduce it to my daughter.

  35. Sharon Kosch Says:

    Lord of The Rings

  36. Helen Says:

    “Reach for the Sky” a biography of Douglas Bader. He was an extra-ordinary man and this biography totally underplays him in a wonderfully English way.

  37. Jacky S Says:

    I really haven’t got a favourite adult book….but my favourite child’s one is Alice in Wonderland….I love it.

  38. Lina Says:

    Oooh – they look absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite story must be Alices adventures in wonderland. I cannot count how many times I’ve read that book.

  39. helen salthouse Says:

    Oh wow, those are stunning, I can’t stop looking at them! I think my most-read book is a copy of Peter Pan which I was given as a child, it’s falling apart but the illustrations are beautiful and I’ve read it to all my children as well :D

  40. Angela Gray Says:

    Love reading about everyone’s favourite books! and these prints are amazing.I’ll go for Mists of Avalon, a different side to the King Arthur story.

  41. amber l. Says:

    Love these prints. My favorite book of all time is Little Women, I must have read it at least 20 times, something about it just draws me in.

  42. Kelly Shults Says:

    My favorite book is by Avi called Crispin, it is YA historical fiction. Love these prints… they are gorgeous!

  43. Teresa S. Says:

    My favorite book is Anne of Green Gables. I love that book!

    Those prints are wonderful

  44. KateT Says:

    Great looking pictures very inspirational for some crafting ideas too.

    Pamela Belle’s The Chains Of Fate was a book I always used to read and read again.

    ** Kate **

  45. Maria Simms Says:

    Shimelle, those are beautiful prints. I particulary like the vintage camera with the cardinal (the cardinal is Indiana’s state bird). And thank you for your wonderful site – I truly enjoy it. Maria

  46. AnnieBeth Says:

    Favorite book that I can read over and over? The Bible – something new every time. Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. lizziejohns Says:

    My favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King. I have now read it four times and in a couple of months probably read it again.

  48. Katie Scott Says:

    favorite book? A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

  49. HeidiY Says:

    Eat, Pray, Love… Thanks for the chance at this beautiful print!!

  50. Sonja Says:

    My favourite book is The Lord of the Rings. I never tire of it.

  51. Mel Hand Says:

    My favourite book changes frequently! I love The Stand by Stephen King but also loved Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman and Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell. The prints are stunning, just lovely. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  52. Laura Stewart Says:

    I love my old kid books from shel silverstein

  53. Dawn Says:

    I LOVE The Dream Giver!! Beautiful book!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  54. April W Says:

    Wow, talk about gorgeous! One of the books I can read over and over is Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen. Actually any book by her!

  55. Onita Says:

    I could read the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis over and over again.

  56. Danielle Says:

    I could read Great Gatsby over & over. Thanks!

  57. glee Says:

    The Reef Girl by Zane Grey, it’s set in Polynesia, one of his non-westerns. I love it.

  58. Maura Says:

    Definitely the Chronicles of Narnia, I’ve already read them over and over.

  59. Laurie Says:

    Sheesh! How can you expect me to pick just one book! The two books that I could read over and over and never ever get tired of are Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen….there are so many though…sigh…

  60. Gunvor Says:

    Lovely! Thanks for giving us a chance to win.
    My favourite has to be a series of books: the Harry Potter series.

  61. Caroline Says:

    Beautiful prints, feel a shopping urge coming on, my favourite book is The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, and the cronicles are equally as great, I have to say my favourite genre is fantasy :)

  62. Angie Says:

    Hi Shimelle! Wanted to say thanks for the great class I just finished up..The Perfect Collection. Love it and learned a lot! LOVE these prints…thanks for the chance. :)

  63. Angie Says:

    Ha! Forgot to leave my favorite book in the post: Wow..I collect books so that’s hard. I read A Walk in the Woods annually, it’s by Bill Bryson. Love all his work.

  64. lemon Says:

    my fave book is the hobbit which i first read at school

  65. Ellen Says:

    The book(s) I loved the most, is the series of books from “Patrick Lagrou”. When I was a kid I read them over and over again. It’s about a girl who lived on the Bahama Islands and her best friends are the dolphins. The girl has so many adventures, like searching for missing people, helping the animals out troubles…. These books gave me one wish: “I want to swim with dolphins once in my life” :).

  66. Sheryl Says:

    What stunning prints. I’ve always loved to read, I read Collen McCullogh’s Masters of Rome series and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series every couple of years, but I always make time to re-read Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights every year.

  67. Dawn Says:

    I have many favorites-many listed here. But one I love to re-read is “Shadow of the Moon” by M.M. Kaye. Thanks for the chance.

  68. Michelle Allred Says:

    Charlotte’s Web was the first book that made me cry. Although it has been many many years since I first read it, that story still holds a special place in my heart!

  69. Rjoseann Hoyle Says:

    I love “The Thirteenth Tale”. I have read and reread it. Also “The Moonspinners” by Mary Stewart.

  70. Michelle Magana Says:

    Ooh! These are gorgeous.

  71. Jessica B Says:

    What pretty prints those are! My favourite book would have to be a tie between Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. I read those all the time and never get tired of them.

  72. Berta Says:

    Those prints are lovely! My favorite childhood book was Harold and the Purple Crayon, where your imagination comes to life.

  73. melanie marshall Says:

    My favourite book has to be Alice in Wonderland! You just couldn’t get away with children’s stories like that these days!

  74. alison bright Says:

    Wow fave books, I think its has to be Wind in the Willows. I just love the naughty toad :)

  75. Deb Gilgore Says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Fave book has to be “Gift From The Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Thanks for the opportunity!

  76. Lizzy Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty print! My all time favorite book must be Jane Eyre.

  77. Sandi Says:

    I love the the prints. I also am a Stephen King fan, my favorite being The Stand. As a child I read and reread Black Beauty and cried each and everytime.

  78. Mel H Says:

    For me, it is Gone with the Wind, I have been, and always will be a big Rhett Butler fan. (though the new Rhett Butler’s People is a close second).

  79. Anne F Says:

    My favorite book is “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen (actually ANY of her books or the offshoots, but not “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” or the “Sense and Sensibilities and Sea Monsters,” etc). Another fav is “Love Story” by Erich Segal, an annual read.

  80. Debbie Says:

    Oh dear! It’s difficult to pick one favourite! It’s Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Harry Potter! I have read/listened to them over and over! Never tire of them!

  81. Thea Says:

    I love these prints. How fabulous. I read Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’ every Christmas holidays from age 12 to 20, when I no longer had the huge Summer holiday to loll about. Natasha was me. I need to read it again.

  82. Nikki Says:

    These are so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win one :)

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