Welcome back to 31 Pages in 31 Days, my summer blog series! Alas, summer is officially at a close now, as our parent-teacher orientation is this evening... and school starts Monday! How could the summer possibly be over already--it just started! What a busy one it was, too...
Today's page is another one of those "let's turn this old card into a scrapbook theme" moments, only this time I used a Make N Take project from the last Founder's Circle Retreat. It had the cutest Tea Shoppe theme, and we made this cute pull-out, tea-bag inspired party invite that was of course far too adorable to give away. Hee hee! So now it's preserved forever in my memory album on this fun vintage page.
The background of this page (Naturals Composition specialty Designer Series Paper) is sponge, smudged, smooshed, spritzed and Smooched. Excellent stress-relieving project, this... whenever you're really hacked at someone, you can take it out on paper--and the paper looks awesome!
I mentioned wax paper embossing before--you recall it is acid-free and photo safe--love the delicate glassine look of the die-cut butterly wings made on the Big Shot with the new Fancy Fan embossing folder. FYI, the Naturals Composition papers are NOT acid-free, so make sure you have a mat between your photos and the background page. Word to the wise!
See you tomorrow for Day Twenty-four! I'm off to go collect all the random school supplies from all over the house and stuff them in the brand new Lego Star Wars and Disney Princess backpacks... stay tuned for our traditional front-porch-steps first day of school photos!
Love this page, I am going to case it with a picture of me and my daughter! What stamp set has the Who, What, When and Where on the tag you made? I am really enjoying all the scrapbook pages!
Posted by: Jennifer Newsome | 08/23/2012 at 08:00 AM
I have 32 pages as of Monday night. I'm can't believe that I made that many pages so far this month. And we'll be making 6 pages tonight at class. It's great to be back in the scrapbooking mode. Thanks for the challenge Lyssa.
Posted by: Kathy Neverman | 08/23/2012 at 08:25 AM
Jennifer, I believe it was the Inviting stamp set. It's been a little while back now, sorry.
Posted by: Lyssa | 08/23/2012 at 09:30 AM
OMG What a way to start the day - that embossed butterfly is absolutely amazing.......Oh I've got to get working on this page
Posted by: Joan Jeffery | 08/23/2012 at 10:17 AM
beautful old fashioned "tea pages" and that butterfly is beautiful!!! Wish I couldve been there instead of working :(
Posted by: Barb Pohl | 08/23/2012 at 10:26 AM
Love the butterfly! Thanks for the inspiration!
Posted by: Lori B | 08/23/2012 at 11:25 AM
Thanks for sharing:) Your page is beautiful!!
Posted by: Amy Stewart | 08/24/2012 at 12:10 PM