So what do you do on a rainy Sunday afternoon when you'd really rather be enjoying some sunshine? I decided it was obviously time to pull out the scrapbook I've been putting off forever and make a little progress. I thought I'd start with photos from the tea my niece Amelia and I went to at the American Girl Doll Store in December, and since tea was involved, I pulled out the PunchBunch paper punch I've enjoyed using for many years.
Now I'm a very lapsed scrapbooker, so don't judge! At least I got something on the page, right? And I did get to use one of my little punched paper teapots here …
… and I also added some on a strip of paper here. My designs are super simple at this point, and my main goal was simply to match the colors of paper to the colors of the decor in the American Girl Doll Store tea room, which I think I did.
My favorite of these first three pages, though, is probably this page showing Amelia preparing her tea. It still cracks me up to see the photo at left of her adding all those packets of sugar to her tea!
One other thing I wanted to mention is that the craft stores appear to be carrying some fun new paper goods these days. I got these miniature pink doilies and chipboard forks, knives and spoons from Hobby Lobby, and I've since seen similar items at Michaels. I haven't quite figured out how to attach paper to the chipboard yet, but when I do, I think it'll spruce up the pages where I actually show the foods we enjoyed at the tea.
This, by the way, is the cover of my latest scrapbook album, which I found at Tuesday Morning and bought because of the pretty aqua blue color and the vintage handwriting! So, how do you spend a rainy afternoon?