Carmyne’s Journal Giveaway!

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It’s time for another giveaway! I can’t believe it’s been a year since my last one. I guess that’s one more thing to dislike about 2020. This time I’ll be giving away a Carmyne’s Journal. Be sure to check out my latest blog post if you missed my review of these great journals. About Carmyne’s Journals To briefly summarize what …

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Paper Sample Packs – A Year End Summary and New Announcements!

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This past year things got really serious in the paper sample pack department. It seems that I’m not the only person out there who thought that being able to try paper samples without purchasing an entire notebook would be a good idea! Ironically, since I’ve started offering these sample packs I have purchased hundreds of different notebooks. On the plus …

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Gift Ideas For Non Fountain Pen Users

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If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you’re a fan of fountain pens. And if you’re like most fountain pen users, you want to spread the love of using fountain pens to people around you. Unfortunately, fountain pens aren’t for everyone. That doesn’t mean that everyone doesn’t deserve a nice writing experience, though. In this post I want to …

Celebrating Fountain Pen Day 2020

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For most people around the world, 2020 has been a pretty rough year. Regardless of which state or country you live in, whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, gainfully employed or unemployed, you’re probably ready for this year to be over. I also think that most of us can agree that having bright spots to enjoy throughout the …

November Paper Sampler Specials

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Hi Everyone! I have a few announcements to make for November regarding the Paper Sample Packs that can be found in my Shop. Updates First off, Graphilo paper is back in stock for both the Connoisseur and Custom Packs! There seems to be a shortage of it lately, so I can’t say when I’ll be able to get any more, …

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I’ve Been Podcasted!

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of chatting with John West for his new podcast, Stationery Orbit. This was my first time being interviewed for anything (other than a job), so it was definitely a memorable experience. We talked about paper, vintage ink, my favorite fountain pen, that time I was part of an event at the Smithsonian, …

Please Support Your Local Shops and Small Businesses!

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During these crazy times, it’s super-important to support your local shops and small businesses as much as possible. There’s a very real chance that many of them will not make it through this time of social distancing, shelter in place and quarantines. In an effort to help out (at least for fountain pens), here are some links to online shops …