journals - gemma the giraffe

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comments from Jessica:

a baby giraffe to document baby's first year. a perfect gift and treasured keepsake for new moms. easily customized for a young girl.

tags:

journals, sweet, cute, texture, color, shapes, giraffe, safari, tropical, banana leaf

colors shown:

washed poppy, antique gold

fonts:

carolyna

design inspired by:

Non-Photo Journal

submitted on:

Feb 03 2012

Edited on:

Feb 05 2012

average score:

3.43

comments:

14

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journals - gemma the giraffe by nocciola design

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nocciola design on Feb 5, 2012 at 6:28pm
nocciola design
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thanks everyone! Debb and Maria, the binding is now gone. I think it looks cleaner too, though I wish they did gold!

ERAY on Feb 5, 2012 at 9:10pm
ERAY
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sweet design. love the texture.

Lehan Veenker on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:10am
Lehan Veenker
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Love the change!

Angela Marzuki on Feb 6, 2012 at 3:02pm
Angela Marzuki
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Adorable giraffe!

Debb W on Feb 6, 2012 at 9:54pm
Debb W
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LOVE IT!

Ana Gonzalez on Feb 9, 2012 at 3:05pm
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so adorable!!!

Carol Fazio on Feb 12, 2012 at 5:33am
Carol Fazio
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I love how you worked this out! Perfect in the details!!

Maria Gromek on Feb 27, 2012 at 4:14pm
Maria Gromek
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Yay, congrats!

Guess What Design Studio on Feb 28, 2012 at 5:08am
Guess What Design Studio
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Congratulations again, Jessica! This is super sweet! Love it! :)

Sandra Picco Design on Feb 28, 2012 at 6:35am
Sandra Picco Design
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Congrats, times two! :)

Lehan Veenker on Feb 28, 2012 at 6:44am
Lehan Veenker
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Congrats on another win, Jessica! :o)

Pistols on Feb 28, 2012 at 9:34am
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such a sweet design--congrats!

Melanie Severin on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:08am
Melanie Severin
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Congrats again, Jessica! Loved this one too!

Cheer Up Press on Mar 7, 2012 at 4:10pm
Cheer Up Press
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congrats on your win! this is super cute.

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nocciola design on Feb 3, 2012 at 11:51am
nocciola design
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thanks so much ladies - just refining the leaves a bit!

Shari Margolin on Feb 3, 2012 at 1:06pm
Shari Margolin
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Love this! Great texture and such a sweet illustration. The tonal plants are a great touch too!

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Feb 3, 2012 at 2:20pm
Griffinbell Paper Co.
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How sweet! I love the subtle gradations and texture.

Heather Francisco on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:35pm
Heather Francisco
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awe that giraffe face is too much!! *swoon*

jmelianne on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:04pm
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This is amazing! The use of texture is phenomenal!

Debb W on Feb 4, 2012 at 6:46pm
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This is delightful, Jessica. The colors, the illustration, and the flora are perfect. The binding distracts a little. I would purchase this!

nocciola design on Feb 4, 2012 at 7:20pm
nocciola design
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Thanks Debb for your feedback. I also considered taking off the binder but since the giraffe is going to bleed off the page anyway, just left it for now. I will see if I get more feedback. It would be neat of Minted could do metallic gold/foil bindings, because I thought that would be pretty - I tried to approximate it with the color but it's tricky!

Sara Hicks Malone on Feb 4, 2012 at 8:25pm
Sara Hicks Malone
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so cute! reminds me of the sophie the giraffe doll!

Britt Clendenen on Feb 5, 2012 at 12:34pm
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I've loved all the characters you've ever submitted. So cute!

Maria Gromek on Feb 5, 2012 at 5:12pm
Maria Gromek
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Aww, hello Gemma! :) Such a sweet illustration, as always! (I also think that the binding may be a bit distracting, but I guess that's the part that would look rather different in actual printed and bound notebook...)

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Amber Barkley on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:12am
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This is adorable! Love your giraffe illustration!

Melanie Severin on Feb 3, 2012 at 9:43am
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Awww how utterly adorable! The giraffe is amazing and I love the colours!