Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect is the "sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state."  And that is exactly what happened to me.  I discovered a cool thing back in 1998.  It took me no time at all to be fully enveloped in a state of bliss while I inked, stamped, and created hand stamped 'everythings.'  Joining Stampin' Up!, over 18 years ago, has provided me a bountiful stack of blessings.  From a huge stack full of close friends to a stack of new found talents totally enhanced by amazing exclusive products.

It's with great stamps, accessories, and tools that I used to make this dream like traditional scrapbook page.  It's been a little over a year since Nicholas and Jennifer were married and of all the thousands of photos taken on their wedding day, this one is my number one favorite.  I look back on the bridal shower and wedding and remember how many ways Stampin' Up! made an appearance.  We had hand made invitations, party decor at the shower which I incorporated in the escort card display at the wedding, an MDS guest book, escort cards, table names, and festive fancies for the get away car--all made with SU! products.

I am totally on the Project Life band wagon, but every now and again a 12" x 12" layout is just what the scrapbook needs.  I love mixing the two styles.  For this page I grabbed a piece of the Sale-a-bration Irresistibly Yours DSP and gave it a squirt of Daffodil Delight Ink Refill mixed with rubbing alcohol.  The hazy & spotty addition of the yellow spray gives the dreamy appearance to this page.  Next, I layered the Sahara Sand Lace Ribbon and the White Jute Ribbon with some retired washi tape to base the photo.  What every wedding page needs is a bit of bling, so I added a Something Borrowed Embellishment to highlight Jennifer's dress and ring.

Lots of layered butterflies frame the picture.  Some stamped, some inked, and some softly glittered.  The quote image comes from the stamp set Really Good Greetings and I felt it captured my sons love for his childhood best friend who is now his wife and still his best friend. 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous lovely Elizabeth! HOnestly everything you do is totally FABULOUS!!! Love the spritz and the butterflys and the lacey trim... all perfect for a Wedding page!! WOW!
    Thank you for ALWAYS inspiring me with your wonderful creations!!!!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  2. This is beyond gorgeous! Absolutely breath taking! And your son and daughter in- law are beautiful too!