Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Let it Flow, Let it Flow, Let it Flow!


Yes, I was there again. Don't pretend you don't know where. I absolutely needed a copy of "Nat' Geo" and "The Sun." It takes at least three rotations around the magazines before I'm satisfied that I have not missed anything. That's when I saw it--on the final rotation. It stood out like a curious misplaced misfit. Misplaced it was since it was nowhere near the last two copies of "Flow Magazine!" I had to have passed it at least three times. I'd searched for my favorite bookseller, Pam aka she-who-knows-everything, back in the children's section. She was on the phone with a customer, so I ambled up front again to stationery, then back over to magazines where I saw my other favorite bookseller, Jordan for the second time. He's traded in his glasses for contacts, looking all cuter and smarter. He and I like all things Flow, so he searched for a pristine copy of this baby; for the price, the book should be in prime condition. Alas! The one I clutched was the one and only. So it was "as is" or nothing. I took it. Reluctantly. It was meant for me. Right? All things Flow sell like hotcakes in Katy. 


SHARE: I almost weakened though, but Flow Book for Paper Lovers knows how to work emotions. The first section is full of things to share. I comply. There's more inside to give than keep. At the very start I used an envelope for a quick letter; then I tore out a bunch of postcards. Cutting the little nubs off was a quick relaxer. Dismay followed the moment I looked down and saw the little half dots littering the floor. Dear recipients, you will have to cut off your own nubs from now on.


MAKE: There are fun projects to keep you too so busy you might not have time to write letters. Just wait and see. The postcards aren't there for filler!


CELEBRATE: I celebrated with a marathon tea-sipping-penning-and-postage session. So many postcards, not enough addresses! It can only get worse once my goodies arrive from Egg Press. Oh! And you should know this: "The 25% coupon is valid on www.hellolucky.com and www.eggpress.com.  Social Preparedness Kit is made by Egg Press, but is a separate product line and not a part of the special." I received the explanation after I placed my order. No way could I not pass on the heads-up.


Flow Book for Paper Lovers makes you feel like you're taking advantage of them because they include enough goodies to last a year. It's full of honest to goodness goodies, like bags. I do like a bag. I used to draw Buggs Bunny and the like on Erin's paper lunch bags, until she outgrew such mom things. Flow's bags make pretty little gift holders, special envelopes, or what ever flows around your moat. 


Beautiful bunting abounds! Imagine this bird in nine delicious colors. It's my all time favorite. 

  

There's a special surprise in the back pocket! 


Frameable quotes? Yes! Inspiration abounds, and might make the rounds, if we share. I'm game. Oh, let it Flow, let it Flow, let it Flow!





6 comments:

  1. I've never heard of that book. Sounds interesting though.

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    1. Oh, my goodness gracious, me! It's published annually, printed in Holland, sold in Barnes & Noble, and bulges with "more than 300 pages of paper goodness." You get "thank-you cards, paper dolls, stickers, postcards, shiny craft paper, DIY envelopes, happy garland, inspirational posters, wrapping paper, gift tags, paper house, coloring pages and so much more!" I hope you are able to get your hands on the Flow Book or the latest Magazine.

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    2. that sounds interesting really interesting now I have to go hunt the local Barnes and noble . Im sure they will be very happy . take care my dear .

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    3. If you buy a copy it will serve you an entire year. I tend to share half of mine, but I still have leftovers from the first Flow Book, which was a success for the ladies who publish it and the 'zine. I hope you find one. Enjoy!

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  2. I love that bunting. I still look in vain for Flow. One day, I WILL find it, I know, somewhere in England they must sell it, just not here in this one horse town, sigh.

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    1. See how capable of change I am? I say "bunting" now instead of banner. :)

      Why not order a copy online? I've ordered online before it became a bookstore staple. Despite the price--they sell like hotcakes--and are often worth their weight in gold. Paper gold. :) I hope you find it.

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