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2012 holiday book giveaway

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I am excited about today’s giveaway for so many reasons.

First of all, I am thrilled to be featuring (and maybe introducing a few of you) to one of my favorite bloggers — Elise Blaha. I have been following Elise’s beautiful blog and shop for years. (I was even bookmarking her pages long before Pinterest was around – I know, whoa.)  But even though she lives far away in sunny California, I have always felt like Elise was a bit of a kindred spirit with her love for all things crafty, creative and homemade. She comes up with the absolute coolest ideas for all sorts of homemade projects that are trendy yet accessible. But without a doubt, Elise is probably best known for her contribution to the scrapbooking world — her minibooks!

To be honest, I have always loved the idea of scrapbooking, but I used to have a terrible track record for actually finishing anything. That is, until I was introduced to her minibooks. Based off of 4″x6″ pages (often “made” by hole punching and stacking up your 4×6 photos), these books can be as quick and easy, or as creative and complex if you would like. And Elise has a stunning visual list of every minibook she has created. So if you’re someone who likes a little inspiration, this blog will be your new best friend.

But the second reason I am excited about today’s post is to offer a fun way to document your December this year – December Daily books. Another blogger I love (also named Ali) began the idea of December Daily years ago, simply choosing a photo (or multiple photos, or a momento from the day, or simply writing a few lines about the day) to document your month. There are tons of resources out there on this now. But I have purchased Elise’s cute holiday book kits the past few years as a jumpstart to the project. She does the work of creating the simple layout, so that all you need is to add in some photos or momentos. Super cute, super easy, and a really great way to capture your memories during a great season. You can see her 200920102011 holiday mini books as examples.

So be sure to enter this giveaway to win your own 2012 Holiday Book from Elise below.

How To Enter The 2012 Holiday Book Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What Is Included In The Giveaway:

One 2012 Holiday Mixed Paper Book from Elise Joy ($27 value)

The book includes:

  • a stamped and embossed chipboard cover
  • a chipboard back cover
  • 29 pages (most measuring 4×6 inches) as shown below

 More of my favorites from Elise:

  • Cute stamps available in her shop
  • Take a workshop on how to create minibooks, how to “get crafty”, or learn about “art journaling”
  • Elise also runs a wonderful blog, where she talks about her life and current creative projects (which even includes some baking!)
  • And of course, you should definitely connect with her on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. She’s great!

Be sure to also enter these other Gimme Some giveaways this week:

  • Gimme Some Film: Hulu Plus Giftcards Giveaway
  • Gimme Some Life: 2012 Holiday Book Giveaway
  • Gimme Some Oven“The Cook” Gift Set Giveaway
  • Gimme Some Reads: Literary Brass Cuff Giveaway
  • Gimme Some Style: Jo Totes Giveaway

In Case You Missed It:

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflcopter widget above just below the pagebreak.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was sponsored by Elise Blaha. I was in no way compensated to host this giveaway, and all opinions are my own as always.


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43 comments on “2012 holiday book giveaway”

  1. This December I’m looking forward to actually having time to enjoy myself and indulge in the holidays!

  2. I am looking forward to decorating our christmas tree with my husband and toddler and also to see how excited my little boy will be on christmas morning this year.

  3. I am looking forward to spending time with my family. Our schedules have gotten so busy, it’ll be nice to take a break and actually spend time with each other for a little while.

  4. I am looking forward to lots of coffee dates with friends and family when I go back home!

  5. Lots of time with family and friends, the cooking, baking and great fellowship of the whole season is what I look forward to in December.

  6. I am looking forward to time with family and friends, and holiday parties!

  7. I’m looking forward to celebrating Christ’s birth and spending time with my family.

  8. My family and I are looking forward to sharing our time at our local soup kitchen serving x-mas dinner to those in need. This warms my heart every year and I feel blessed my family feels the same way.

  9. I’m looking forward to Christmas crafts and goodies!

  10. My husband and I are leaving for a cruise on Wednesday for my birthday and our 1 year wedding anniversary. I am definitely looking forward to it! Also I just love everything about the holidays- especially family time!

  11. I’m looking forward to introducing my 2 year old to Christmas, it’s so much more fun through her eyes.

  12. I’m looking forward to snow and being with my family again!

  13. I’m excited about going to Kenya before Christmas :)

  14. I love everything about the Holidays, so I look forward to the whole month. The music, lights, smells, food and being with family. There isn’t really one thing I could pick out that I like better than the other.

  15. Looking forward to going home for a while!

  16. I’m most looking forward to the school semester ending next week, so I can finally start my crazy holiday baking spree! I can’t wait to start baking tons of cookies.

  17. Weird thing happened with my comment up there! I’m looking forward to my first paid holiday in two years!!

  18. I am looking forward to seeing my family!!!

  19. The possibility of traveling home and seeing family.

  20. I am looking forward to being with my husband for an extended period!

  21. I am looking forward to baking and holiday parties!

  22. Snow!

  23. I am looking forward to spending time with my family and delicious holiday treats!

  24. Finishing pharmacy school!!!

  25. Snow! ^^ and snowboarding, sledding, snowmen, and everything related to snow.

  26. Looking forward to snowy winter mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book

  27. I’m looking forward to meeting our baby boy this month! He’s due December 31. :)

  28. I love the extra time with my family in December!

  29. I am looking forward to my son’s first Christmas! Can’t wait to open presents, make cookies, and drink cocoa.

  30. I can’t wait to see my husband after not being able to talk to him the past 3 weeks, due to the Army.

  31. My kids wonder. It makes my season even better watching them experience it.

  32. I am due with baby #2 in 10 days. Exciting December!

  33. Snow, Snow, Snow!

  34. I am lookfing forward to seeing some snow

  35. I’m looking forward to seeing my niece perform in The Nutcracker ballet with her dance company.

  36. I love Elise! This December, I’m looking forward to our Christmas tradition of going to a movie on the 25th. We’re going to see Les Mis!

  37. I love this! I always feel overwhelmed by putting books together, but this one seems just my style. I’m looking forward to skyping with all my distant relatives on Christmas day!

  38. I’m really behind on blog reading. Anyways, I already had this purchased when you posted this and love love love this product. And Elise.

  39. I am looking forward to seeing family

  40. Looking forward to baking lots and lots of cookies!

  41. Christmas day with all the brand new baby cousins!

  42. I am looking forward to maybe finally getting some snow!

  43. I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with my husband–he doesn’t work that day this year.