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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Girls in the Know Giveaway 2.13

Hoo, boy, am I excited about this giveaway. 

Here's the thing: I am weirdo about paper. Seriously weird. My favorite store when I was a kid was a stationery store. I like paper like some people like cocaine. Okay, maybe not exactly like that, but I promise that if cute cards were illegal, I would absolutely find a way. Prison would be an acceptable risk.
So our Girl in the Know this time around is the lovely Sarah McCoy.
She has the most delightful business called The Permanent Collection and let me just tell you, she makes beautiful things. She does it all in the basement of her very charming home, and all on these gargantuan letterpresses. Sarah (with the occasional mechanical intervention by her husband, Andy) hand-creates fantastic pieces of all types, from original wall art to birth announcements to brand new business logos and branding concepts. 
She is a whirlwind of inspiration, she has her own Etsy shop, AND she wears really cute clothes. All while raising two sweet girls and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. She is very patient in both regards.
 Sarah has been kind enough to offer an 8 x 10 House Rules print for one lucky winner.
You need only to like her Facebook page here OR you may message her at the same place. As always, if you are Facebook-adverse, feel free to comment below, but please do not enter more than one place. We will find you and will need to send you to Paper Prison.

I will announce the winner on Friday, February 22, 2013 at noon.

Happy entering and happy winning! 


  1. Wow this is really awesome! Talk about inspiring! I love things like this!

  2. I so would be in prison with YOU....:). Hmm don't think that is even proper grammar. Oh well. Don't care. :)

  3. I can relate. I used to get the "Victorian Papers" catalog--some of theirs is SCENTED even!

  4. I love papers, too!! I was a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for over seven years ... love, love, love all the possibilities. :) THIS is beautiful stuff. I'm running to favorite her etsy shop right now.

  5. I love stationary stores too! We lost one in Valley Junction this last year. Thanks for always providing a smile Kim!

  6. Glad to know there are other paper fanatics besides me! My family doesn't understand my enthusiasm for something most people throw away. :)

  7. Wow, I'm not sure how she does it or where she finds the energy---I'm out of breath just reading that LOL. Very impressive and she is very talented. And Kate, I love paper things too :D

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