Cardstock is PTI Sweet Blush, stamped with PTI's Polka Dot Basics on the bottom third, journaling lines in the center third, and french script on the top third -- all tone on tone so it's very soft. Everything - absolutely everything - is inked with Fresh Snow and/or Antique Linen. I added some rub-on's in the corners. The chipboard flourish was first inked with Fresh Snow, then glittered with crystal stickles. I also glittered many of the lines in the flourish stamps here and there, and then added some pearl embellies and white satin ribbon.
I tried a new way to cover my notebooks, by using one full sheet scored at the binding (rather than making it an exact fit and then covering the back separately). I found this to be a snap and I love the way it leaves a generous border around the notebook, enough to thread a ribbon closure. There is something about Victorian and nostalgia that I just love!
The inside was easy to doll up, using a vintage rose stamp from Stampin Up. And yes, I really did stamp each and every page in the notebook. It speaks love, the kind of love you feel when you dip lace in tea, and when you bake homemade Cinnamon rolls, and listen to Bing Crosby sing White Christmas. Do you feel the love?
Notes from home is from PTI's Vintage Picnic Sentiments. This little list can hold about any thoughts you can think! Grocery lists, sweet nothings for your family, an address, a Christmas or birthday list. Do you do shabby chic? I can't wait to do more!