The boyfriend and I have been together for just over a year now. Yay! And I've been thinking back to our first few dates. I never scrapbooked them but I did write about them in just in case I wanted to look back on those thoughts some day. Well, it turns out now that I do want to look back on those early dates, and so I've made a page about the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th times that we went out together.
I thought you've probably had enough of seeing those little while envelopes on every single project I make lately. So to really mix things up and take things in a completely different direction, y'know, creatively speaking, I have had a real re-think and come up with an entirely new concept.
OK, there's still a hand-cut title, a camera makes an appearance and I've decorated with little wood veneer hearts and ink platters. And the journaling is on little cards you can pull and and read. But vellum envelopes are obviously NOTHING LIKE paper envelopes. You can see through them! So you can see the writing through three of them and the confetti I filled the fourth one with. Whole new look. Clearly.
OK, so nothing's really changed, but I am still completely in love with letter-writing style and the amount of journalling I can fit in the envelopes finally allows me to ramble on at length without any worries about whether or not it will all fit in the space. By the way, there are now 4 envelopes on this page. 2 envelopes no longer satisfy my addiction. Meanwhile, I cut flowers out of one of the last bits of Sassafras paper I have. I miss Sassafras!
On the plus side, I very much like the more muted pieces in Dear Lizzy's Polka Dot Party for American Crafts. Lots of patterned paper goodness. I would like some more!
P.S. Drama this morning involving a flooded basement car park, a fire engine, burst pipes and the water being turned off. I had enough in the kettle for one cup of tea, but I'm down to blueberry gin now...