This giveaway is being held by the best source for high quality paper, The Paper Place in downtown Toronto. Katazome is absolutely my favorite style of Japanese paper and it happens to be the most expensive, so winning a huge stash is just what the doctor ordered.
Once in a while the Paper Place holds a "fill a bag sale" in which we can fill up a choice of two sizes of bags with Paper Place off cuts. The first time I went to the sale I must've spent two hours carefully filling my bag by aligning all the narrow off cuts into my bag to maximize the amount I could stuff into that clear envelope! The only rules were the bag had to close and the bag couldn't break. When they saw my bag stuffed with Katazome, a staff person lovingly told me I was a Katazome whore. I gladly admit, I AM A KATAZOME WHORE!