New Benu Pens Giveaway Winner (UPDATE)

Since one of the winners of last month's Benu Pens giveaway has not contacted me to claim his prize, I went ahead and picked a new one.  

Lauren Girard

You are the winner of the Purple Night Silver pen. Please email me at joe (at) to provide me with your mailing address, or submit the information via the "Contact Me" link on the blog. Once all winners have contacted me, I will head to the post office to ship the pens. 

Thanks again! 

Benu Pens Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the following individuals, who are the winners of the Benu Pens Giveaway! I've included your name below. You both selected the Mystical Green pen, so whoever reaches out first gets their choice of the Mystical Green or the purple. 

  • Tracy Sutton
  • Joe Kardia

You now have one (1) week to get in touch with me (until the day I'm back from vacation) after which I will ship your pen.  Please contact me using the website submission form or e-mail me at joe (at)  Don't forget to provide me with your name and address for shipping purposes. Thanks again!  

Laurence King Publishers Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered to win last week's giveaway for four journals kindly donated by Laurence King Publishers. The winners are: 

  1. Laura S (Johanna Basford Secret Garden Mini Journals)
  2. Julia Van der Wyck (Art Deco)
  3. Sarah Fowler (Marrakech)
  4. Kathryn Jackson (Art Deco)

To claim your prize, Please contact me using this form on the website, or email me at joe (at) Two winners expressed a preference for Art Deco, so the first to claim their prize gets the Art Deco and the other winner takes home the Heraldic journal (which is also really cool). The winners have one week to contact me before I pick someone else.

Giveaway Alert: Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Fountain Pen

Just a quick post to alert you all (and especially you pink pen fans out there) that Pen Boutique is giving away a Graf Von Faber-Castell Tamitio fountain pen for Mother's Day!  Full terms and conditions can be found on the Pen Boutique site.  Giveaway ends May 31, 2016. 

Pen Boutique is one of the blog's sponsors and a new advertiser, and for a long time they've been one of my go-to online retailers, especially for limited edition inks.  They are also regular fixtures at the D.C. Pen Show.  Many thanks to the folks at Pen Boutique for putting this giveaway together!