In March of 2011, I attended an event hosted by the amazingly talented Kim Caldwell. The event was a Moulin Rouge-themed art retreat and it was amazing! I blogged about it here and here. For this event, I hosted a Journal Page Swap. I had hosted a similar swap at Silver Bella and it just turned out too gorgeous not to try again! Twelve artists each created thirteen pages. They sent their pages to me and I bound them in covers I made. Each artist got a book of her own plus an extra book was made to give to our fabulous host, Kim.
I am SO excited to share with you that this beautiful journal is featured in the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Pages magazine! I submitted this journal to CPS for their consideration right when I got home from Moulin Rouge in April of 2011. The journal wasn't accepted in the first round but they were still interested and asked if they could hold on to it. So it took awhile but I am very happy with how it turned out. The photography is lovely. The only bummer is that not everyone's pages were published. I'm sure the staff at CPS struggled because EVERYONE's pages were spectacular!!! There was definitely something magic about this theme and inspired every artist that participated to create something magic.
So for your viewing pleasure, here is the full book in all its amazing, majestic glory. Thank you again to all the artists who participated and made this such a special swap!
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Here are the pages with the name of the person who made them. You'll see some pages with my name that look very plain. I added extra pages (airmail envelope, piece of white embossed wallpaper, paper doiley and ledger paper) to give the girls plenty of surface to journal on or add pictures.Inside of Front Cover (Table of Contents) & Michelle GellerMichelle Geller & Sherry Bamsey Sherry Bamsey & Terry FriasTerry Frias & Michelle GellerMichelle GellerMichelle Geller & Terry Frias
Terry Frias & Sherry BamseySherry Bamsey & Michelle GellerMichelle Geller & Cynthia FloresCynthia Flores & Rachel McGoughRachel McGough & Michelle GellerMichelle Geller & Denise HahnDenise Hahn
The Eiffel Tower is a pop-up!
Denise Hahn & Michelle GellerMichelle Geller & Rachel McGoughRachel McGough & Cynthia FloresCynthia Flores & Andrea VillarrealAndrea Villarreal & Michelle GellerMichelle Geller & Valita BaxleyValita Baxley & Julie WellerJulie WellerJulie Weller & Valita BaxleyValita Baxley & Michelle GellerMichelle Geller & Andrea VillarrealAndrea Villarreal & Cheryl StonehamCheryl Stoneham & Michelle GellerMichelle Geller & Michelle DukeMichelle DukeMichelle Duke & Michelle GellerMichelle Geller & Cheryl StonehamCheryl Stoneham & Inside of Back Cover
I hope you enjoyed this! It was an honor to host this swap and I still can't believe I have one of these books that I get to look at over and over again. But I do!!! :-)
A little sad note...you may have noticed that Pamela Keravuori's name is in the table of contents. I am still so bummed that her pages never made it to me. She mailed them but they never arrived. :-(
So back to happy stuff...would anyone be interest in doing a Journal Page Swap? I was thinking how much I LOVE this journal and was thinking of hosting an online swap. Maybe with a vintage flower theme? Each person would make two-sided pages and I would add the covers and bind with binder rings. The number of pages each person has to make will depend on the number of people that are interested but no more than 15. The deadline would be an end of July, beginning of August time frame. Let me know what you think!
ETA: The swap is full! Thank you!