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Review: Exacompta Basics Journal

Karen Doherty, the VP of Marketing at Exaclair (the US distributor of Clairefontaine, Exacompta, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, J. Herbin, and more) generously provided this blank journal for review purposes. Thanks, Karen! :-)Here's the link to their website, where you can find the latest catalog (Karen info

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01.17.2009| Journal, Notebook, Paper Reviews | KookyChick

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I Have a Problem….

(click to enlarge)This is a pic of the journals stacking up on my desk from about a month ago. Can you name the journals in this pic? (Answers forthcoming.)Embarrassingly, there have already been several new additions since this pic was taken--probably at least 11 new journals. While I've written

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01.17.2009| Miscellaneous | KookyChick

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FPN Review: Noodler’s X-Feather

(Here's a link to my review on FPN.)As many of you know, Jetpens has started carrying Noodler's ink. They had a few bottles that were damaged during shipping that couldn't be sold. They offered the damaged bottles free to the first 6 people who responded in exchange for a review of the ink. They kin

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01.1.2009| Ink Reviews | KookyChick

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FPN Review: Noodler’s Majestic Orange (Singapore Series)

(Here's a link to my first FPN review!)Here's a review of Noodler's Majestic Orange (thanks to penguinmaster for the review template!):This ink is from Noodler's Singapore Series. It's billed as bulletproof, though I haven't tested its waterproofness or UV-fastness, etc.(click on picture to enlarge)

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01.1.2009| Ink Reviews | KookyChick

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FPN Review: Noodler’s Mata Hari’s Cordial (new formulation)

Here's a link to my third FPN review.This is Noodler's Mata Hari's Cordial, in the new formulation. The previous review was of the old formulation, from what I can gather, since the color of the other review looks closer to Pendemonium's swatch of the old formulation. I traded a fellow FPNer for a s

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01.1.2009| Ink Reviews | KookyChick

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FPN Review: Noodler’s Lotus Grace (Singapore Series)

Here's a link to the second review I did on FPN (The Fountain Pen Network): Noodler's Lotus Grace ink. I'm not thrilled with the color corrections, and my scanner didn't quite capture the proper color. (Later on, I switched to taking photographs of handwritten samples, as they captured the colors

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01.1.2009| Ink Reviews | KookyChick

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Review: Exacompta Journal 21 (Exaclair)

I received this complementary copy of the Exacompta Journal 21 after responding to a call for reviewers on the Quo Vadis blog. Thank you, Karen Doherty for sending it! Here are my thoughts: Overall, I liked this journal/agenda a lot. The super-smooth, light-colored paper was divine for my purp

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01.1.2009| Journal, Notebook, Paper Reviews | KookyChick

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