Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Time journal book arrives at my Partners

I have received an email that my Summer Time journal book finally arrived at my partner's home. When I got up this morning I had a nice email that the book was awaiting her when she arrived home yesterday. Makes my heart sing when someone enjoys what you have created and sent off to them. My partner, Avery does not have a blog, but says getting her book just may push her to start one so she could post about it. I wrapped her journal in a doily and she already has the doily out and in use. She also said she has her journal opened on the table next to her bed with a pen by it's side so she can enter her thoughts. I would like to thank Pam http://fluffandfinery.blogspot.com/ for putting this fun swap together for us. I will post about my journal when it arrives. For now I will share what I created for Avery. 
I used an accordian style journal and made digital, fabric, paper and glue pages. Added a pocket and put a few treasures in. Avery emailed me with her colors of choice, white, off white and blue the color of sea glass. I had  so much fun putting this together.

Ready to send off.

The joy of finishing off  before mailing.

close-up of cover.

The front cover

Digital pages.

Glue and paper pages.

A little of everything on these ones.

She loves her A card.

Pages for journalling.

Collaged flap insert.

This sweet pouty child is her fav image.

Collage, stamping pages.

This page was my husband's fav page.

I love this sweet image.

just a little close-up.

The A card in the pocket.

Pocket full of yumminess.

More of the pocket.

book opened side one.

book opened side two.


Dorthe said...

it is a stunning book you did, make your someone!
So lovely, and with the most darling images.
Wonderfull work.
Hugs, Dorthe

Lori said...

Debby, that journal is totally gorgeous!!! every page is embellished so beautifully...and i really love that pocket overflowing with goodness...you did a truly wonderful job...lucky girl that Avery!!!

Dina said...

Beautiful. Clearly you put a lot of thought and love into this. A treasure for sure.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Not being a paper artist, I can really respect and appreciate all the creativity that goes into projects like these. So inspiring!


Nora Johnson said...

Wow! I´m speechless! So pretty!


Pam @ Frippery said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! You did a wonderful job Debby. I can't wait to see the rest of the journals. I know Avery doesn't have a blog so maybe you could post hers when it arrives. I hope she starts one! Thanks so much for participating. Hugs, Pam

Terri Kahrs said...

**Thud!** (Sound of jaw dropping and hitting floor!) Debby, your work blows me away! From the colors, to the embellishments and your attention to detail - it's perfectly breathtaking! This is a journal that Avery will treasure. STUNNING!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jan said...

Love your journal and what a beautiful gift!! WOWZA!

Creative Carmelina said...

by the way, i like your music here...it's cute!


Creative Carmelina said...

oh Debby! what a gorgeous creation! well done...i am positive that she'll love using it..and will most likely start her own blog soon!

well done!
i'm jealous! hehe

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Rita said...

Buongiorno! I must tell you a secret...never scrap booked. It looks amazing. I do try, get everything out on the table and nothing happens. I love the pocket with the blues and tarnished colors. Ciao Rita

sharon said...

OMG Debby!! That journal is fantastic, beautiful, wow, I am drooling!! Love it!! Avery is very lucky!!
Thank you for all your sweet comments!!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a gorgeous journal Debby...each page just stuffed with vintage goodness!

Hope your day is wonderful!


Martina2801 said...

I always look forward to your art, Debby and you never fail to amaze me with your lovely work! This is simply gorgeous and elegant! Bravo!

Jan said...

Go-jus............to quote Karen!
This is stunning in it's lace and images and I love that pocket full of treasures!
Hope your day is going well!
Big hugs,

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness what a fabulous journal. I love every page and the colors you decided on. I can see all the work that went into it and all the love. What a lucky girl to receive such a beautiful gift.

Rella said...

Too gorgeous for words!!! Well, not really as I am never at a loss for words. May I say I totally love this book!!!! Your work always makes me smile.

xox Rella

averyann said...

You did a great job of photographing and sharing the book you created! Thanks so much for posting it on your blog....and thanks even more so for creating it and gifting it to me!
You're a kindred spirit for sure!

Claudia said...

What a gorgeous creation, Debby! You outdid yourself.


Sares said...

What a gorgeous presentation Debbie. I don't know it I could write in it it's so beautiful! I would save it foe special quotes and poems and dates I think. I'm sure she loves it!

Catharina Maria said...

What a great , beautiful and lovely book !!
I wish that i can do that !
Love it !!!
big hug ♥RINI♥

Diane said...

Debby!! This is amazing--what a joy this would be to journal in--well done!!

Lorraine said...

this is lovely what a treasure and tell your partner that she needs to start a blog too to show off her arty stuff

Healing Woman said...

Your accordian journal is just amazing. I love every page of it.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness! I would have been doing a happy dance if this had arrived in my mail. It is STUNNING, Debby!!! I'm so happy to hear your partner loved it. Can't wait to see what arrives for you. :) Theresa

Marlynn said...

Good Lord, Debby, I am so darned impressed I think for once I might be speechless. Only once, Debby, just once. I love your journal book and what a lucky gal she was to receive it. You rock.

Vicki said...

Hi, Debby,
Oh, I know Avery must be totally enchanted with her delightful journal. You did an amazing job. I love everything about it. Hope you are having a beautiful week, sweet friend. Love and blessings always~ Vicki

Kim Palmer said...

What a lovely piece this journal is. Looks like a great swap.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi Debby, for some odd reason I'm having a heck of time leaving a comment on your blog!

I have no words, Debby, your journal is an absolutely work of art!! Just beautiful!!!



Prior said...

what a work of art...I should think it would make one right of great, important, everyday stories...

Just lovely!


Sherry Goodloe said...

This is just TOOOOO fab-u-lous! Just GORGEOUS Debby! WOW

JBeaudetStudios said...

I love all the embelishments! Beautiful! Jennifer:)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debby,
WOW, what a gorgeous journal - love everything about it.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing this beautiful work of art.Hugs,Marie

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, your accordian album is Gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! all the details are awesome.
Debby,I've nominated you for an award on my Blog

Jan x

Deborah said...

This is stunning, Debby. I know they say it is better to give than receive but I wouldn't have wanted to let it go! :-)

Heidi Meyer said...

Just gorgeous Debby!!! The colors were beautiful. I love the pocket page and the girl's image I love too - so sweet! xoxoxo Heidi

Sandy Michelle said...

Aaaack what a GORGEOUS journal!

Sandy xox

A Dancing Mango said...

This is hauntingly beautiful!
Don't you just love sharing journals and pages and just being so free to do what you please.. I just love the nostalgia feel this brings..
hugs xo

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Wow!! SO much detail! I love it.

NatashaMay said...

This is so lovely, Debby! I love those last two photos. It shows everything so beautifully.

Terri said...

Oh Debby! Every inch of your journal is glorious! You really did a fab job on designing and creating this marvelous book. How lucky is Avery!
I especially love the "Proper" page, and the A card in the pocket.
Well done!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a gorgeous treasure, Debby!

Laura Haviland said...

Wow Debby simply stunning and so creative.Love it !!

Hanne said...

Wow! This is fantastic! Love this so much!
Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

jonny said...

Hi Debby, Your journal came out very pretty. The pages are beautiful. I love how you did this accordian style I would definitely like to try this one day it looks like fun. have a great day! Sincerely,Jonny

Tarnished and Tarnished said...

Debby, Debby, Debby, it is Wonderful! I love the 'a' card page, cool. I'm with you hub, bird page exceptional, I had to zoom in on them all! My very favorite, I think...is the page opposite of the 'a' card, the girl with the long braid, the trim across the top is perfect. You did good girl! Lisa

Melinda Cornish said...

all I can say is WOW!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Still catching up here. Debby, This is absulutely gorgeous!!! Avery must have been over the moon when she got it! If not, she can send it right over to me :-).