Jess and I chose the Favorite Papers theme for this month's pocket letter swap hosted here on sb.com. My choice of favorite papers was Stamperia's Lilac Flowers collection. My absolute favorite color and of course, I love lilacs! They were always one of my mom's favorites as well and we had three huge bushes out in front of the house I grew up in. I also used K & Company double-sided paper under the Lilac Flowers papers. I think this is the first pocket letter I've made where I did a lot of distressing around the edges.
I used several items from Reneabouquets on this:
Pocket 1 - Elisabeth Printed Beautiful Board and Dark Purple Chunky Glitter Glass. I used it on most of the other pockets as well.
Special thanks to Melissa (Scraphouse) for the lace under Elisabeth.
Pocket 2 - Reneabouquets Unicorns Candy Beautiful Beads. Special thanks to Kelly (KVRLVN) for the lovely butterfly.
Pocket 3 - Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Heart, key and beads. I heat embossed the heart using Ranger Fern Green and Stampendous Kaleidoscope Embossing Powders. I also spread Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls over the heart to tone down the green a bit. Special thanks to Brandy Lynn for the clay butterfly she made!
Pocket 4 - Butterflies are Reneabouquets. Purple lace and white doily from now closed Gone Artsy.
Pocket 5 - Reneabouquets butterfly
Pocket 6 - Special thanks to Karin (Mosbarger) for the stems diecut, Carri for the Wow! Lilac Shimmer Embossing Powder and Lavender stickles.
Pocket 7 - Hot air balloon chippie from Melissa also. I heat embossed it with Wow! Lilac Shimmer E.P. and used Finnabair Berry microbeads on the lilacs, also from Carri.
Pocket 8 - Special thanks to Marylou (Meggie's Nana) for the honeycomb diecut that I heat embossed with the Lilac Shimmer. Dragonfly and Beautiful Beads from Reneabouquets. Trim from Hobby Lobby.
Pocket 9 - Dressform chippie from Melissa, green sparkle ribbon from Rebecca (Nunya).
Side border - Ribbon from Marylou that I inked with Tim Holtz Wilted Violet, scrunched and heat dried. Spoon and key from my stash. The bookmark is removable if Jess wants to use it!
Thank you to all you wonderful ladies who have been so generous to share your craft supplies with me!
And thank you all for your constant support of my work! I appreciate you all so much!
I have included close-ups of each row to see detail better.