Monday, May 26, 2008

Random Reader Giveaway: mixtapezine

I'm so happy to announce our very first random reader giveaway...
First of all, a big thank you to our giveaway sponsor mixtape for providing the best prize EVER!
>> What can I win?...

One very lucky Heart Handmade reader will win not one, but ALL FOUR mixtapezine issues!!!

mixtapezine is a quarterly zine that's about "making time for the small things". It also just recently celebrated its 1st year anniversary! Congratulations to Nichola and Justine, the creators and founders of mixtape. mixtapezine is a collision of craft, eco-cool and pop culture kitsch: 10 ways to green with kids, growing your craft business ethically, book/music reviews, crafty lady profiles are just some of the features you'll find in the zine. Oh and the covers are designed by Shannon Lamden, Annie Galvin, Angela of sewyourown.com, and Lisa Congdon!

>> So how do I win?...

**Thank you for participating, this giveaway is now closed!! The lucky winner will be announced on Friday May 30th 9am EST** (5/29)

OK so back to the giveaway. All you need to do is leave a comment answering the question below by Thursday the 29th, 10pm (EST). Then, I'll draw a random (lucky) winner and announce the name on Friday morning.

Question: Are you a frequent reader of zines? If yes, how often and which ones? Good luck!!

51 comments:

Rosalie said...

yep, I read Croqzine regularly.

kaiwa4 said...

I also read Croq zine and have been tempted to try Worn (houseofworn.etsy.com) and What Did You Buy Today? (kateconsumption.etsy.com)

Kari said...

I've never read it but it sounds interesting!

Julia K. said...

yep, i've been reading zines for several years now. i tend to gravitate towards perzines; brainscan is one of my favorites.

Sarah said...

No, I'm not a regular reader but this sounds like one I'd like to check out.

Kristin Saegaert said...

No, I've not read any zines regularly, but I'd love to start!

Shannah said...

I buy about 2 or three a year. The last one I bought was this one:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11900720
I will be giving Mixtape a try for sure:)

quaint handmade said...

i read the design for mankind ezine regularly and have an interest in learning about more.

scj said...

Hi,
I don't read any ezines regularly but love the idea so please count me in. I live in the UK so hope that doesn't disqualify me.

Sheila

Nathan said...

Never have, but would like these!

Kakariki said...

Oh I'm a total craft zine addict! I read:
Fight Boredom
Guerilla Craftfare
Croq
D is for DIY (kids craft zine)
Mixtape
and my own one, Hoop-la
all of the above can be found on etsy.

And I just bought the book of the 10 year anthology of Doris and it's simply amazing.
xox

djbebe said...

I'm not really a zine reader per se, but I do enjoy mixtape, the occasional Notebook, Craft and Inside Out. I'm missing a couple of mixtape editions though so would love these!

Arielle Rose said...

Nope, but I'm about to be. Mixtape and Croq, here I come!

Allison said...

I haven't read many zines for years but I used to find out about them from Sassy magazine...

ikkinlala said...

No. I'm an infrequent reader of zines (I don't think I've read more than two issues of any zine). But I do enjoy them when I have a chance to read them.

Mary said...

I've never read a zine before, but I'm willing to try some if I get randomly picked!

Sophie said...

I have only just started reading zines - funnily enough reading Mixtape. i have seen a few others around which i really like the look of. but for anything from overseas the international postage costs can sometimes dampen my enthusiasm.

i would love to create my own, but i think i might start out with what others are doing before i launch off into zine-world.

ms firefly said...

i do read some craft magazines, but most are already very expensive to buy from here in the philippines. so i usually just buy the back issues, usually a year older and much cheaper too. i love japanese craft magazines too, thick with freebies inside. :)

Bryanna said...

I'm not a regular zine reader yet, but it sounds like I have a lot of interesting things to explore...

Julia said...

i don't read zines too much anymore, though i used to be an avid reader of cometbus. i know that shari (of theglassdoorknob.blogspot.com) is working on a rock zine (not music) that i'm excited for.

Evie said...

I've been meaning to read mixtape for awhile and never go around to ordering. This has renewed my interest!

Rita said...

Yes I read zines very often. I like Opera bufa and Embrulho de Banana. Those you dont know because they are brazilian ones.

My name is Rita and my email is ritacviana@gmail.com

www.oxetrem.com

LeeAnn said...

I am new to Heart Handmade and new to mixed tape! Looks like I found two new winners! I know I am going to spend hours reading through your old posts. I love the interviews you have done. :)

crafty things said...

No I have only just discovered the term zine through reading about the creation of mixtape. Would love to win the set to be able to read them.

prudence rabbit said...

I always mean to read more zines! I do pick up a local free zine, Businesswoman Diaries, whenever I can find it. It's hilarious!

Philippa said...

Just found you and Mixtape zine while looking for cool places to visit while in Melbourne. I've read zines at the Wellington Public Library but having found you think I could have a new addiction developing...can't wait!

Kris said...

I've read zines before but mixtape was my first crafting one. I love that they give anyone an accessible outlet to voice their opinions.

Jennifer said...

I read zines sporadically. When I run across one that looks interesting, I'll get it. Mixtape looks interesting. :)

WhatNOT said...

No but I would like to be :) This would be a great addition to my craft magazine.

edward and lilly said...

i have the current mix tape and love it so much i want the rest!!!

Debbie said...

All new for me and sorta anxious to see what I might have been missing.,, Please put my name in the hat. Thanks, Debbie

Peta said...

Not yet I haven't read any, but I have been researching them heaps lately and am very inspired to do my own. And I would love to read mixtape.
Peta

Camilla said...

I read zines! And I make them too (you can find mine here in the zine section of my etsy shop

The most recent zines i've read are by Katie from the La-La Theory, I LOVE her zines.

I just ordered the first issue of mixtape zine, so at least I will be able to console myself with that if I don't win this giveaway...

Alby Mangroves said...

Mix Tape Zine is my first Zine, and I have all 4 already, but I would love to win a set for my sister who is also a craft lady and would really enjoy them.

zoesquid said...

Ive been desperate to get my hands on the mixtape zine for a while now. What an awesome comp! Thanks

meg said...

there were a few food zine I read a long time ago. but I can't even remember their name. I have been lusting after mixtape zine for a while now.

Jonesie said...

i would love to read more zines. I read occasionally when i cannot resist the 'buy now' button, but sadly finances normally hold me back.

Wendy said...

I am not a regular zine reader... but I look at them quite a bit and ponder purchasing. Especially mixtape and croq... I wish I could just take a peek!

Aneesah said...

Unfortunately I haven't had much time to read zines, but I have come across some US craft zines before, and bought them despite their pricyness. =P They're awesome, inspiring and great eye-candy.

indigorchid said...

I read mixtapezine! I have issues 2 and 3, I adore them! I'd love to win/aquire all four, and I could give away some of them and spread the love... And hope they become as enarmoured and ready to jump up and make my own soap and youghurt and all those yummy eco-cool things that I've become! I (heart) mixtapezine.

Sam said...

I've never read a zine, but I'd love to:)

ck said...

I subscribe to scrapbook zines like creating keepsakes and buy other craft zines off the rack when I saw interesting topics. I hope to get a chance to read the mixtapezine as these seems to have very interesting mix of topics! Thanks for the chance!

Meg said...

Not regularly, but I really want to read the mixtapezines.

Sarai said...

I love zines and the idea behind them. I don't read any at the moment :(

dlouise said...

I have never read a zine! I am a librarian and a blog addict... so this just seems wrong. Hopefully the winds are about to change.

Miranda said...

I haven't read a zine since I lived w/ my parents. That was back when I could spend my money on things that weren't gas, food, etc :p

bleucowgirl AT hotmail DOT com

BEL said...

I haven't in such a long time. i guess it's the whole lack of disposable income during my student days.

i'd love to read these!

atarii said...

I would be happy to read , I use to read a bit but here in Poland i just don't know where to get them :)Maybe I should start my own ;)?

mediaknits said...

Hello! The mixtape zine is the first I've heard of and I'm very excited to read it! I am a BIG magazine reader though, and have many subscriptions. I love them for all the different blurbs of information.

Thanks for offering up this contest!

halfandhalf said...

I'm not yet, but now I will be! I'm pretty addicted to the many craft blogs on my RSS feed reader though, if that counts.

MARICHELLE said...

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first ever reader giveaway. I'll be busy this weekend checking out all of your blogs and your zine suggestions! Thanks again, this was fun and I'll definitely have to do more of these!!!