Monday, November 10, 2014

Nature's Blessings Swap -- The Finished Book

Recently I wrote about Karla's "Nature's Blessings" swap here. You may remember, I had a great deal of angst as to whether or not my pages would stack up. Well,my book arrived -- and I'm not sure they do!

Karla did the cover art (and also included one of her famous doodle pages) and put together the books, using the pages provided by six different swappers.

The idea was to have some pages that were fully decorated...

And some that gave the recipient room to write or draw or a spot to store treasures.

Here are some more of the pages I received.

Not everyone's was signed -- or if it was, it was very discreet. (I think I signed mine but now I'm not sure!)

But what you are seeing here represents Lisa Phillippi, Jill Sibbab (lilyclaire by jill) Rondamum, Diana Kelly, Karla and two mystery artists! Whomever you are, I love every single page by all of you!


Thank you!

Karla is offering an inexpensive tutorial ($15) on how to put together not only a book that is "built" like this one, but also several other versions of art journals.

Most of them are, like this one, "new sew." All are beautiful.

If this is your "thing," check it out. Karla has wonderful descriptions and downloadables that will make your project extra easy and extra fun!



Janice Kay Schaub said...

Wow, what a great idea. Did you make a copy of yours? I would have loved to see it. This is a great idea to display a lot of old pictures, cards and stuff I have that I want to keep. Better than stuffed in a box. I may get the tutorial. Oh boy, just what I need, another project haha. I will have to live another 68 years to do all I want to do.
Thanks for showing this its beautiful

Linda Jo said...

What a great swap!!! You got some beautiful pages and I'm sure yours were just as beautiful. You will enjoy this book a long time!

Bella Rum said...

What a beautiful book. Anyone would love to receive such a creative piece.

Barb said...

These pages are so romantic-looking. The book reminds me of a Victorian Diary.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, those are so beautiful! I bet it was so exciting to get this in the mail and page through it! Such talent!

Marilyn said...

A very special treasure! I love each and every page. I would be afraid to write in it, but would just want to sit and admire.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Jeanie, these kind of books are so wonderful, they truly are.LOVELY!!!!!!

Tracy said...

This is soooo LOVELY, Jeanie! And such a wonderful idea. It actually reminds me a little of Victoria commonplace books, filled with clippings, bits of ephemera, notes from poems, etc... SWEET! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful! What a fun swap for you.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Wow! What an amazing idea. I may have to check this out. I love it!

Janet said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Those pages are simply gorgeous. You're so lucky to have such a treasure.

Anonymous said...

Such pretty pictures you take. I scrolled down through your previous posts and just loved your photos -- especially of the food.

must love junk said...

I love this idea! So many beautiful, creative pages :)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Jeanie,
What an inspiration this is.
Beautiful book from the heart and hands of so many ... Karla did a beautiful job on the cover..
Thank you so much for sharing

Cheryl said...

I was 50/50 on joining in on this as well... I ended up not doing it. I too feel like my "stuff" isn't worthy lol I betcha everyone feels like that *wink*

Karen S. said...

Wow, this is just beautiful!

psychelyn said...

Wow! So this is the outcome. Absolutely worth all those patience making and waiting for the finished book.

It is so beautiful that if I were to have it as a journal, I'd be afraid even to write a single line :)

The Old Parsonage said...

Hey you - I've seen and rec'd some of your beautiful art before so I know how lucky someone is to have rec'd your pages! I am in love withe mine too. Karla is wonderful.

Lots going on with me - I'll have to shoot you an e-mail. Hope that all is well.

Paulette Adams said...

Oh Jeanie, this book is absolutely enchanting!
What a clever idea and special keepsake.
Thank you for taking the time to share all the beauty of each page.
LoVe it!

The Artful Diva said...

beautiful - you really scored on that one!

Sandy K. said...

This is a great idea! I think your book is beautiful and will give you joy each time you open it. You can tell there is a lot of love and caring in every page. Thank you for sharing this great project!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much Jeanie! You kind words made me smile.. I always appreciate your visits.

Nancy said...

I know you will treasure this beautiful book for ages…Each page is so creative and filled with individuality…Have a great weekend...

Jennifer Richardson said...

Such creativity!
Of course your pages stack up;
we don't have another you:)
Each unique part is so absolutely personal and fitting and lovely
in it's authenticity.
I love how we don't have to "fit"
(I hate that word) in order
to belong.
Belonging is the real magic.
And we all so do.
Bravo for being a beautiful part,

Shelia said...

Hi Jeanie! Oh, this is so pretty and I know it must have been fun to participate in making this pretty book! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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