Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Special Birthday Month Giveaway - Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Pen

As I have mentioned a time or two - or maybe more - I like Cross pens! Over the years I have had the wonderful opportunity to review a number of their beautiful fountain pens. I noticed one of their new designs - the Botanica - and asked if it might be possible to receive one of their Selectip (rollerball, but could also be a ballpoint or highlighter) for give-away. Happily, they said, "Yes!" and sent a beautiful Botanica pen! I'm very happy today for the opportunity to let you know what I think of this pen and announce a give-away as well!

Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Selectip Rolling Ball Pen
Manufacturer - Cross Pens

Favorite Features -
  • This is a truly lovely pen!
  • Perfect weight - very comfortable to use when writing.
  • Shows the attention to detail, design and function which Cross is known for.
  • Available in: Black Primrose, Purple Orchid, Red Hummingbird Vine, Golden Magnolia and Green Daylily - all beautiful!
Cross says; "Designed to be noticed, Boldly original. Brilliantly floral. Inspired by the beautiful floral patterns used in henna designs, Botanica is sure to capitvate. Eye-catching colors are used to artfully illustrate three lush floral designs on pearlescent ivory lacquer. Tendrils of deep-etched metallic highlights bring the layers together, creating an element of depth and dimension. Like nature itself, Botanica is at once elegant, whimsical and boldly original.

I thought the Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Selectip Rolling Ball Pen looked lovely on-line, but when it arrived I knew for sure it is one of the most beautiful pens I have ever had the joy to review! Plus, it is so comfortable to hold, which means writing is a joy. And, on top of these things the rollerball/selectip writes so smoothly. This is certainly going to be one of the favorite pens of whoever wins it.

It would make a wonderful gift for Mother's Day, a birthday, graduation or just as a special treat for yourself or someone you love!

I am very happy to say Cross sent me one Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Selectip Rolling Ball Pen to give away (USA only)! The give-away will be on May 26, 2016, so if you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for the Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Selectip Rolling Ball Pen, please comment below to let me know what you would do with it if you win!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the 
Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Selectip Rolling Ball Pen and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. I'd use this beautiful pen to write out passages of Scripture each morning.

  2. It would be great for taking notes for the genealogy book I am writing for my children. (Yes, I am handwriting the book.)

  3. I follow via Google Friend Connect

  4. I would gift this to my daughter who is a very hardworking and people loving Pastor's wife. She would love it.

  5. I would use it to write grocery lists, pay bills, write lesson plans and using it might make me feel better about all these activities. Maybe. I follow email, liked on Facebook, follow on Google friend + and shared on pinterest. Have a great day!