Friday, October 08, 2010

what i've been working on these days...

i love doing custom work! there is something so special about creating with someone specific in mind. i put these baby shower invitations together for a friend who is expecting her second baby soon.

the colors were inspired by a line of party ware at target that i picked out for the shower with her in mind. these colors are bold and earthy with rust orange, plum, and artichoke green. kind of similar to her wedding palette from a few years ago.

i used the paper i had on hand from when i was a demonstrator with stampin' up. i LOVE their colors. so timeless and they coordinate so well together. i pulled it together with some nature-inspired wrapping paper from paper source. the envelopes and labels are from paper source, too. another paper love affair of mine!

the theme is birds and nests and nature. mama bird tending to her precious eggs, dreaming of the babies they will soon become.

and here is the custom journal i made for sal. she was the lucky winner of my 100th post giveaway a while ago. i didn't want to post photos until she had received it so it wouldn't ruin her surprise.

she told me her favorite colors were lavender, lilac and pinks so i collected all the materials i possessed in that color palette and went with it!

it was a joy to make! here are some close-ups.

above is a close-up of the front cover. i LOVE this shade of purple sari silk ribbon!!

this is the back of the journal (just as lovely as the front!) ;) i used scraps of vintage linens, japanese fabric and an old butterfly print dress of maya's that never quite fit right (but i couldn't bare give it away! i loved the colors and pattern so much!)

and a little place in the front to hold a pen and a pocket to tuck away photos, ephemera, special things for later.

i think i posted this photo before (above) but i had to show it again! i love the collection of old, new, and recycled paper!

here is a two-page spread showing paper pockets holding scraps of lovely paper for journaling notes or adding to the pages. well, that's all for now! also, there is still room in the RAINBOW swap, if you are interested! read all the details HERE. international players are welcome, too!! :)


  1. Love, love your ROD album!!!

  2. Gorgeous ROD! Love the soft colors and patterns of the color too. Sal is one lucky lady!

  3. Lovely work- Again!!!
    Those journals are so pretty....and USEFUL!!!
    Congratulations to Sal!!

    Happy weekend!

  4. Sal must be completely delighted with that fantastic journal!
    I see you are generous, AND talented Nicole!

  5. Wow, she is one lucky lady!! what a gorgeous album!

  6. Beautiful album you created, Nicole.

  7. I love the invites as well as the journal! Sooo gorgeous!



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