Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Moon Coptic Journal

My bookbinding team on Etsy put up a challange to design a book for Halloween. I haven't been working with coptic stitch lately, so I thought a journal would be nice. I pulled out this moon paper and went to work.

I started out with 12 gray signatures. Each signature has 10 pages. I stained the edges with cranberry ink.

Then I stitched all the signatures and the covers together using a natural shade of linen thread.

 I stained the outside of the linen thread with the cranberry ink. I choose this new moon inspired paper with the dark tree branches to give it that spookiness and appeal to those twillight fans and zombie lovers.
 Inside I used a crackle paper on the inside cover. I had a spooky tree stamp so I placed it on the first page in the same cranberry ink.

To add another unique element to this new moon journal, I took simular printed paper to the cover and stuck in the center and quarter signatures.

I really enjoyed this challenge, and look forward to creating more journals in the future.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ohio State Buckeye Guest Book


The inside pages are gray and the photo pages are black.
This particular book was created for a baby shower, but with a little switcharoo can be a graduation or even a regular guest book.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Turtle Twins Baby Shower Guest Book

I appologize for the yellow tinted pictures. I'm working on getting some new lighting down in the new studio (aka basement).

This is my first turtle twin baby shower guest book. The baby shower colors were blue, gray, and green. double cute!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wedding Tag Book

I have to say I'm quite impressed how this custom wedding tag book came out. Two hundred tags and vellum pockets machine stitched to the pages.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Little Hoot in Yukon

I made up three of these sweet little forest themed owl books and as of today there's only one left in the shop. I'm working on altering the design to create a variety of color choices, but for now there's only one left, while in the mean time this baby book is on its way to the Yukon.... South Yukon Church of Christ that is. :)
Many Blessings to the new parents!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Rock'n Monkey Guest Book

This is one rock'n monkey!
I almost wanted to give him the guitar to go with his theme.
Definately going to be one rock'n baby shower.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Polka Dot Monkey

Today's book feature is a custom order that I completed last week. The shower is themed with dark browns and polka dots. I just happened to have a piece of this polka dot cover paper. Isn't it too cute?

I think there is one more sheet of this cover stock in my stash.

Inside are blank white card stock pages for attaching advice cards.

I'm spending the day today with family, I hope you all have a great Sunday!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Wedding Inspiration

Now that it is fall, I'm working on a new book cover design that pulls out all the rich wonderful colors. I don't know about you all, but the leaves have been starting to turn colors here in PA and they are just beautiful! And I must say inspiring. Today, I wanted to share that inspiratation with you for all the brides preparing for a fall wedding. I've gathered some of my favorite fall wedding photos from pintrest and google to share.

photo compliments of Wedding Divas

photo compliments of cheap wedding solutions
Monday, I'll reveal my fall leaf inspired book cover I've come up with.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Couples Book Cover Embellishments

I haven't worked on any wedding themed books in the past few weeks, so I decided to play around with my cricut and created these oval embellishemnts from two different cricut cartridges. They're now an add on option in the shop for personalizing any of my books.
I have to say I really like the bride. I'm working on a bride and groom one, too.
Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


 Circle Monogram
 Square Monogram
Oval Monogram
I've added monograms to the shop. You can now choose a monogram to add to your custom book.
I'm really excited about this new add on. What do you think, want to monogram your next book?


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