My Book Launch & A Special Giveaway!

My new book, The Paper Playhouse: Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books, is officially out in the world as of January 1st. Hooray! To celebrate its official launch I'm hosting a giveaway. That's right, I'm giving one book away. I'm hosting this giveaway here on my blog and over on my Instagram account so you can enter twice--once here in the comment section and once over on Instagram.

I'm coordinating this giveaway celebration with a handful of the contributors from the gallery section of the book--a selection of super talented women artists working with paper, boxes, or books that have generously shared their inspiring work in my book pages. If you follow some of these contributors you'll also get a chance to win a copy through their blogs or Instagram feeds, so be sure to check these ladies out. They are truly amazing, every one of them, and I'm honored to share their work with my readers.

How do you enter to win? Good question. On this blog simply:

1. Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win. One winner will be selected next Monday, January 19, 2015 by noon Pacific Time. I'll announce the winner on this blog post and on the IG post so be sure to check back next Monday to see if you won.

That's it! You're entered. One more detail: For shipping reasons the winner will need to provide a valid mailing address in the US, Canada, or the UK. Apologies to my international friends and readers as international shipping costs are just too prohibitive for my publisher. Thanks for understanding.

To enter on Instagram:

1. Follow my IG account.
2. Leave a comment on the giveaway photo and tag a friend who might also be interested.

That's it! You're entered. If you follow the guidelines and enter on this post and on IG you will be entered twice. Double the luck. One winner will be chosen from the entries on this blog post and on the IG giveaway post. Again, the winner will need to provide a valid mailing address in the US, Canada, or the UK.

I'll be announcing some exciting book events soon--they'll be in the Bay Area in the beginning of February and I'm very excited. Stay tuned. To celebrate this giveaway with the contributors I wanted to share a few sneak peeks into the gallery section in today's images. The gallery was one of my favorite parts of coordinating the book. I love these artists so much and it was wonderful to curate their work in these pages. I've tagged the contributors on this Instagram post so check out their feeds for endless inspiration. And keep an eye on their accounts for additional book giveaways in January or February.

Happy New Year, friends! Be sure to enter before 9am next Monday. My book is finally out in the world--what joy.



  1. Ooh, so exciting! I can't wait to read your book whether or not I win one! It looks wonderful!

  2. Anonymous1/12/2015

    I love seeing your inspirations and projects. Your book looks like it's filled with fun projects to do with my nephews. I hope I win one!

  3. The book looks beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person. Please enter my name in the giveaway draw.


  4. I'm so excited and looking forward to attending the events in February. Congratulations on your book release!

  5. i want this book so badly, i wish i could just reach out and turn the pages in your blog to see what's next! and congratulations!!!

    1. Barbara, you won! According to the Random Number Generator your comment is the winner of the book giveaway. Congrats! Please send me your mailing address through the contact form on my website and my publisher will get your copy in the mail (must be a valid mailing address in the US, Canada, or the UK). I hope you love the book as much I loved making it! Contact me here: http://www.katrinarodabaugh.com/contact/

  6. Katrina, I'm so excited about this book! I will be purchasing it if I don't win. Can I just say congratulations again? It must be the most amazing feeling to see a book with your name as the Author on it. I can't even imagine. - Dori -

  7. Anonymous1/14/2015


  8. What a cool book, and it must be wonderful to see what you've accomplished.
    I would like to enter for my daughters.

  9. so many great looking ideas in that book!

  10. Amazing giveaway!
    My little Jacob would love it! :)

  11. Anonymous1/17/2015

    YAY! I have really been looking forward to your book! Congratulations:)

  12. Thank you all for entering the giveaway! The giveaway is now officially closed. Barbara Rucci, you won! See my reply to your comment for details about how to claim your book. Thank you all! You can still purchase copies of the book through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, my Etsy shop, your local bookstore, or anywhere where books are sold. xoxo


Thank you for your comments, friends. I like to think we are creating a dialogue in this space--building a virtual community.