I chose the version with the light tan leatherette cover rather than the bright pink or pink floral cover. I think it was the least expensive at the time I ordered it, and it just seemed to match my personality better.
The illustrations are done by the same folks that did the drawings for the Inspire Bible which is now being delivered to those who bought them. Both are available from Amazon.com, although Amazon has not yet started shipping the Inspire Bible. They are also available at Barnes and Noble and Christian book stores.
I have not yet started coloring the illustrations, although I'm itching to...and I have a big container of Prismacolor pencils which are singing out to me sitting in front of me! I really want to finish illustrating my Crossway ESV Bible before I start working on this one, but I'm not sure how long my resolve will last.
My Creative Bible has nearly 400 illustrations for its new owner to color. Each book has a header that can be colored as well. There's plenty of blank margin space for journalers to put their own personal touch on the pages. The margins are 2 inches wide, .5 wider than the margins in my Crossway ESV Bible.
I had at first ordered the Inspire Bible, the NLT translation from Tyndale and Christian Art Publishers, but cancelled the order after Amazon announced that they would not have the Bibles to send out when they first thought. My Creative Bible had just been announced, and I had really wanted to have a KJV journaling Bible anyway, because, although I'm fine with most translations, I just love the beautiful language in the KJV. So now I have the best of both worlds.
Including table of contents, index and other supplemental pages, the Bible has 1410 pages.
The type size is 8.65 point, smaller than I like, but still readable.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the purchase and can't wait to get started (but again, I'm going to try to hold off, at least for a while).