Here is the page I did for Lynette's alphabetica journal. For the background I used a piece of vintage wallpaper from a pack I purchased from Pam Garrison. The picture of the very proper lady is one I found in an antique shop and I colored her with a lovely shade of pink Prismacolor pencil. I went to the used book store specifically looking for an old etiquette book and found this one from the 1960's. It is Hilarious!! The page featured above is about luncheons and it actually says to greet your guests at the door and have "the servant" take their coats or something like that. Servant??????? How many people had those? I suspect not a lot, cause no one in my family had one! My how far we have come from those days.......when reading through the manners I would say that some are certainly outdated, but many of them should be practiced again!!!
I am off for a weekend of extreme fun in Madison, Wisconsin. My friends, Trish and Jane, and I are going to our friend Beth's house to spend the weekend creating! We have an agenda of things we want to do too! We are going to practice altering cabinet cards, make Christmas journals, show off a technique Jane and I learned with alcohol inks, and just generally have a grand old time. Oh, and there is a stamp expo in town too!! New stamps!!! (just what I a true stampaholic does not need, but it can't be helped!).
Let me know if you understand what I am talking about in the next statement......... I want to make four separate Christmas journals using the patterned scrapbook paper lines by Basic Grey (Blitzen and Fruitcake), Cosmo Cricket (Wonderland), and Daisy D's vintage Christmas line, Mistletoe Memories. I am obsessed with all of these papers!!!!! and I bought all of these papers! Now, who knows what I am talking about?
Have a great weekend!!