Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Nature's Blessings Journal - My Book, Part One

It's a bit late, but I wanted to share the beautiful pages from the book I received from Karla Nathan's Nature's Blessings Journal Swap a few months ago. There are a quite a few pages so I'll show them in two posts.

Karla made the covers which all include a copy of her original angel drawing. She used vintage wallpaper, millinery flowers and lace to make each cover special and unique.

Each participant made six "signatures" with each consisting of four pages. Karla compiled them into sets of six that looked lovely together, then bound them into the cover with three blank signatures so that we can add to our books. I won't comment on each set of pages individually, but they are all beautiful as you'll see. I'll list the artist prior to each set. 

My first set of amazing pages is from Lorraine at Over the Rainbeau.

I'm not sure who made the second lovely set of pages, as it just lists the blog name and I've not been able to access the blog. The blog is If the artist sees this or if anyone reading is familiar with this blog, I'd love to know. I'll try to check with Karla, too.

The next wonderful pages are by Cheryl Stoneham, who I met at Silver Bella in 2010. I didn't find a blog for her.

So much talent and loveliness! I'll be sharing the pages from the other three artists in my next post, so be sure to check back. If you missed the pages I made, you can see them here.


  1. I'm still enjoying my journal- especially the pages you made. Your journal has some beautiful pages.

  2. Beautiful! I participated, too, and love love love the book I received!

  3. My, oh my! Absolutely gorgeous.

    I love making books and just don't do it anymore. I need to get back into it.

    I have been asked to teach a basic bookmaking class in January or February and I will refer the participants to this blog post for ideas on how to embellish.

    Happy Christmas.

  4. This is so beautiful. I didn't participate in the swap but I purchased one of the blank books from Karla Nathan so I could make my own. Right, when I take the time to play with it. And I have everything I need to make some gorgeous pages. Soon, I keep telling myself, soon! In the meantime, I'll continue to be inspired by the books you and the other ladies post on your blogs.

  5. I'm like Kathy. I purchased the blank one. I'm so glad to have a piece of Karla's artwork.

  6. Oh I am so glad you are showing us -- so. much. loveliness!