Friday, April 15, 2011

CLOSED. Interview and Giveaway: Pigeon Paperie

Thank you to everyone who entered!  Winner will be drawn Monday, April 25th!  Have a great weekend.

xo

We stumbled across this beautiful shop on Etsy and wanted to share it with our readers.  Christina, owner and designer of Pigeon Paperie, is as lovely as the paper things she creates!


Meet Christina

Christina + Owls (such a cool photo!)
--What does your life outside of Etsy/blogging look like (career, family, love, whatever you want to share!)?
I am a newly married woman who lives in the suburbs of Chicago with my husband, and crabby old cat that we love. Currently, my life outside of Etsy is quite busy. I work full time as a junior high art teacher.  I am also working on a master’s degree in instructional leadership.  On Thursday afternoons, I teach a fashion illustration class at an art league.  So, needless to say my days can be quite long, and my blog has definitely suffered as a result of this. 

That being said, I will be done with graduate classes for the most part in May. The school year will end in early June, and I will have the summer to devote time to my art and design work and other goodies like cooking and going to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

--Describe yourself (or ask someone else to do it!) in three words.

Quirky, independent, artistic

--Spring piece you can’t live without:
No matter what time of year it is, I cannot live without cardigans.  Cardigans are my beloved fashion staple, I rarely find myself without one.

--Most recent fashion-related purchase:
A gray and white striped short sleeved fitted shirt.  It makes me feel like it is summer and I should be on a sailboat.

 --Do you craft/make anything else outside of what’s in your shop?
Well, I have two shops.  One is my personalized stationery design work (Pigeon Paperie) the other is my fine art shop (Pigeon Print Shop), where I have paintings, prints, collages, and photography.  I’ve been at a stand still with my artwork as work and graduate school has gotten the best of me lately, but I have many ideas running through my head ready for the moment that I have some time.

--Bad habits?
I watch way too many shows on Hulu.com…we don’t have a television, but I seem to make up for it with my incessant show watching on my computer.

--Desert-island food?
Peanut butter, avocados, my husband’s pizza and his veggie sushi

--Three bands/singers you can’t get enough of:
Belle and Sebastian, Radiohead, David Bowie

--Another blog you follow regularly (link us!):
Michele Maule’s Blog (etsy artist):
http://www.how2drawacupofcoffee.blogspot.com/
Apartment Therapy:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/Chicago

--What made you decide to start a shop?
I started my paper goods and stationery shop because I have always loved good old-fashioned correspondence and letter writing.  I collect postcards and note cards everywhere I go.  It became a reality more and more as I was planning the invitations and paper goods for my wedding.  Many of my friends and family told me that I should create things for other people…and so Pigeon Paperie was born.  Someday in the next year or so, I hope to also have some of my wedding invitation designs available in my shop.

--Significance of your shop name?
Pigeonpaperie came about from my love for pigeons-an odd love, I know.  Pigeons, like them or not, have been a part of human society for ages.  They are like an uninvited companion, with me whether I am strolling the streets of Chicago, or wandering around Paris (this is sadly a rarer occurrence for me).

--Favorite item in your shop right now (link us!)
Personalized Stationery Note Cards Spring Time Butterfly Blue, Brown, and Yellow - Set of 8
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68482312/personalized-stationery-note-cards







Christina is sponsoring a giveaway for our lucky blog readers!

Personalized Classic Simple Kraft Brown Address Labels Set of 36
Label Set Description:  
Add a cute, organic feel to your letters with these 2-inch by 1-inch address labels. Your name(s) and address is printed on brown kraft label paper, and each label is hand punched to create the classic simple border. The kraft brown paper looks great against colored envelopes and is made from 100% recycled, post consumer waste.These stickers will arrive in a cute little cello bag ready to stick to your correspondence. These make great return address labels and also great labels to adhere to your wedding RSVP envelopes.

All designs in Pigeon Paperie start with a good old-fashioned drawing before design work is done on the computer. Labels are printed using professional grade Epson Ultrachrome Inks. 
It's been a while, so here's a refresher on
HOW TO ENTER:
MANDATORY ENTRY:
1.  Become a follower of the Miskabelle blog and in a comment, tell us what your favorite item from Pigeon Paperie is! (If you already follow the blog, just leave a comment with your favorite Pigeon Paperie item!)

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
2.  Follow us on Twitter (@miskabelle) (New followers only...leave a comment to let us know!)
3.  Heart Pigeon Paperie on Etsy. (leave a comment)
4.  Heart Miskabelle on Etsy. (leave a comment)
5.  Re-tweet this giveaway once it's been tweeted (leave a comment).
6.  Post this giveaway to your blog or FB page (leave a comment w/ link).

This giveaway ends Friday, April 22nd!  Good luck!

94 comments:

  1. I really LOVE the brown address labels, and the roller skate cards are adorable! :)
    And I follow this great blog! :)

    xoxo Samantha
    SmellyShoesVintage@Gmail.com

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  2. I like the Dopimine print. www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com i am a follower.

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  3. I love the chrysanthemum flat notes- I would give them to my sister for wedding stationery, if I don't keep them myself.

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  4. I added both of your darling stores to my esty favorites!

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  5. I love this giveaway because I write letters all the time and these are such lovely labels!!!!!!
    I love the "Oh, how I love you- Single flat note and no. 10 string and button envelope" - really cute.

    That's cool that she has two shops! I'd love to see her photography and paintings and such.

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  6. I follow your blog & I like these:http://www.etsy.com/listing/66125951/personalized-thank-you-from-us-bird-flat

    sisterlycreative at hotmail dot com

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  7. I really love the roller skate notecards. so cute!

    dina.cohen@yahoo.com

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  8. i like the most "Personalized Classic Simple Kraft Brown Address Labels" - the same ones i hope to win! :)

    gytte.a [at] gmail.com

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  9. I followed and I love both the dog (chihuahua and dachsund) address labels and the dopamine cards crack me up, too! Thanks so much!

    krherning at yahoo dot com

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  10. Following your blog! I love the roller skate folded notes.
    flataif@gmail.com

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  11. Hearted pigeon on etsy.
    flataif@gmail.com

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  12. Hearted miskabelle on etsy. (username fsl324)
    flataif@gmail.com

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  13. I'm a new follower and I love the Dachshund labels. My friend would love them!
    rebatink at gmail dot com

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  14. I'm a new follower on twitter @tigg1990
    rebatink at gmail dot com

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  15. I <3 Pigeon paperie on etsy username tigg90
    rebatink at gmail dot com

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  16. I heart Miskabelle on etsy username tigg90
    rebatink at gmail dot com

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  17. I follow your blog as CNJCeramics. I love the personalized stationary: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66581302/personalized-simple-elegance

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  18. 505clayspace follows @miskabelle on twitter.

    charlie at clay-space dot com

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  19. CNJCeramics <3 PigeonPaperie on Etsy.
    charlie at clay-space dot com

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  20. CNJCeramics <3 Miskabelle on Etsy.

    charlie at clay-space dot com

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  21. Tweeted about the giveaway, used mention so you can find it.

    charlie at clay-space dot com

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  22. i am a follower and i love the Personalized Thank You From Us Bird Flat Notes - Set of 8

    cerbev (at) gmail

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  23. Hearted Miskabelle on Etsy

    cerbev (at) gmail

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  24. Oh these are great!! I have awful handwriting, so these would be perfect for me!
    My favourite item is the scalloped circle return address labels. I love that shape!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com

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  25. I "hearted" pigeon paperie on etsy!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com

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  26. I "hearted" miskabelle on etsy!!!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com

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  27. What an amazing giveaway, i adore wrting letters. I also have a sister who moved to Canada so these would be well used :)
    They are also my fave item in the shop. following on BL

    Zoe x

    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/
    blessed-bee@hotmail.co.uk

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  28. i hearted the lovely pigeon paperie

    Zoe xx

    blessed-bee[a]hotmail.co.uk

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  29. aaaaand just hearted miskabelle on etsy also. Fingers crossed

    Zoe xx

    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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  30. I am a GFC follower Rgee
    and my favorite item in the shop is the personalized simple elegance!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66581302/personalized-simple-elegance

    rg86(at)nau.edu

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  31. I Heart Pigeon Paperie on Etsy!

    rg86(at)nau.edu

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  32. I Heart Miskabelle on Etsy

    rg86(at)nau.edu

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  33. I follow via GFC and my favorite item is the Personalized Polka Dot Cat Flat Notes - Set of 8

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  34. The scalloped-edge round labels are so sweet.

    a i m e e h a g e r t y j o h n s o n a t g m a i l d o t c o m

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  35. i'm crazy about DOPAMINE GIRL! it's really fascinating what's going on in our body, our cells, how it's changing our mind, when we're falling in love. i also love DOPAMINE LOVE NOTE! ;)

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  36. I follow (email in my profile) & my favorite item in the shop is the personalized simple elegance!

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  37. i follow on gfc

    and love the dopamine love notes

    kyfaithw at aol dot com

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  38. i added as a favorite to my etsy

    kyfaithw at aol dot com

    kyfaithw

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  39. i follow TPP on twitter

    kyfaithw

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  40. i follow miskabella on twitter

    kyfaith

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  41. I follow you on GFC and I love the Hello- Teal and Honey Notecard
    aubrey.gideon@gmail.com

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  42. Following you on Twitter
    @mrs_gideon
    aubrey.gideon@gmail.com

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  43. Following you on Twitter
    @mrs_gideon
    aubrey.gideon@gmail.com

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  44. I heart Pigeon Paperie on Etsy
    aubrey219
    aubrey.gideon@gmail.com

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  45. I heart Miskabelle on Etsy
    aubrey219
    aubrey.gideon@gmail.com

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  46. My favorite item is the Personalized Simple Elegance Chrysanthemum Flat Note set. Lovely!

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow you on Twitter (@ohkeeka)

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  48. I heart Pigeon Paperie on Etsy

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  49. I heart Miskabelle on Etsy (hellokiki)

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  50. I became a follower of your blog and my favorite item is the Personalized Pink Floral Chihuahua Return Address Labels- Set of 20!

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

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  51. I follow on twitter @charmedlifeblog

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

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  52. I am torn between the damask note cards and the chrysanthemum flatnotes - both are beautiful!

    debyeo AT hotmail DOT com

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  53. Hearted pigeonpaperie on Etsy as dspdavey.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  54. gfc follower
    i like the Dopamine Love Note -Single Note and Envelope
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  55. @gustosagiveaway twitter follower
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  56. gustosa heart the pigeon paperie on etsy
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  57. gustosa heart the miskabelle on etsy
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  58. blog post
    http://gustosa-giveaways.blogspot.com/2011/04/set-of-personalized-simple-kraft-return.html
    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  59. retweeted by @gustosagiveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/miskabelle/status/58984774177533952

    gustosagiveaways atymaildotcom

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  60. I just love http://www.etsy.com/listing/66125951/personalized-thank-you-from-us-bird-flat

    It would make writing thank you notes much more delightful

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  61. heart the pigeon paperie on etsy by the name babalisme

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  62. heart the pigeon paperie on etsy

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  63. I love the Personalized Classic Simple Kraft Brown Address Labels Set of 36.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  64. Heart Pigeon Paperie on Etsy - bloomingblossom

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  65. Heart Miskabelle on Etsy - bloomingblossom

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  66. I love the roller skate note cards :)

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  67. http://www.etsy.com/listing/66581302/personalized-simple-elegance like this
    follow blog jelaws5
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  68. I LOVE the Personalized Polkadot Cat Flat Notes!
    What a creative soul.. thank you for the giveaway!

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  69. I am your newest follower and I have to have these!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/70922975/personalized-kraft-brown-address-labels

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  70. I follow your blog and love the Personalized Blue Pigeon Bird Lover Return Address Labels!

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  71. I hearted the Pigeon Paperie on etsy!

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  72. I'm a follower :)

    My favorite item is actually the labels she's giving away :) My second favorite is this though : http://www.etsy.com/listing/70922975/personalized-kraft-brown-address-labels

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  73. I hearted her shop :) My username is HomespunHandmaiden

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  74. I hearted miskabelle shop :) My username is HomespunHandmaiden

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  75. Im a follower :)

    Dopamine love notes are adorable!

    KimmyKat320@gmail.com

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  76. KimKat320 follows you on twitter

    KimmyKat320@gmail.com

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  77. MrsHoff320 <3's Pigeon Paperie on etsy

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  78. MrsHoff320 <3's Miskabelle on Etsy

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  79. KimKat320 tweeted about this

    http://twitter.com/#!/KimKat320/status/61281474023919616

    KimmyKat320@gmail.com

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  80. Kim Hoffmaster shared this link on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/MrsHoff/posts/150420618357219

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  81. I am a follower and I love the Simple Kraft Brown Address Labels! Thank you!

    Ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

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  82. I love the "Oh, how I love you- Single flat note and no. 10 string and button envelope"

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

    be sure to check out my blog for low entry giveaways!

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  83. hearted pigeon paperie as hockiemack

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  84. hearted miskabelle as hockiemack

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  85. tweet

    http://twitter.com/hockiemack/status/61493371105058816

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  86. I like the Personalized Kraft Brown Address Labels Set of 32 - these would be great for our wedding invites!

    chickenpouf at gmail dot com

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  87. I heart Pigeon Paperie on etsy.

    chickenpouf at gmail dot com

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  88. I heart miskabelle on etsy.

    chickenpouf at gmail dot com

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  89. I absolutely love the Personalized Stationery Polka dot Dachshund

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  90. I followed via google friend connect.
    Honestly the thing I would actually get use out of and I like is the Personalized Classic Simple Kraft Brown Address Labels Set of 36

    Thanks!
    Danielle F
    Sample1987 at hotmail dot com

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