for the ideabooks challenge: create your own cardboard. mine is the pale lavender on the lower-middle left. This amount of layering is waaay off my normal path, but i'm reasonably happy with how it turned out.


DD products:
paper: Krafty Elegance kit (recolored), Naturally Krafty paper pack #3, Cabana White by Katie Pertiet; MonoBlendz Herbes de Provence by Anna Aspnes
tears: Kraft Torn Edges #1 by Anna Aspnes
masks: Torn and Tattered Paper Templates #1 by Anna Aspnes
frame: Fastened Frames No. 1 by Katie Pertiet
brushes: Dripped Stains ToolSet #1 by Anna Aspnes
felt alpha (w cut out): Fanciful Felt Ribbon and Trim - Alphabetized Deep by Pattie Knox
label with paper clip: Ad Freebie 2 Dec 07 by Lynn Grievson


Other products
alphabet: Signature Collection #1 by Christina Renee (Christina Renee Designs)
net: Charming Blooms by Manuela Zimmerman (Scrapbookgraphics)
paper/cardboard/flower border: What Dreams May Come borders by Flergs (Scrapbookgraphics) (some paper recolored)
alpha border (“w” recolored): Chatty by Misty Cato (Sweet Shoppe)
frame, stitching, diamond border: Summer Breezy collaboration kit by Sherrie D and Sue Isaacson (Christina Renee Designs)
journaling spot: 3 Booklet Frames by Melgen Designs (Polka Dot Potato)


Fonts: Times New Roman, CK Ali’s Writing


Journaling: When we moved in, the pergola at the garden gate was bare. We planted wisteria, three twined together, at each support post. They were barely 2 feet tall, and little more than twigs. Now, 5 years later, the trunks are taller than I am and wrist-thick. The branches vine up and over the pergola and, when not killed off by a late frost, are just dripping with purple flowers in the spring. They bring me joy.


per·go·la [ púrgələ ] (plural per·go·las) noun. Definition: structure that supports climbing plants: a frame structure consisting of colonnades or posts with a latticework roof, designed to support climbing plants