Which leads me to Tip #1: If you are altering an older paper with stamps, look for stamps that fit with the style of the paper collection. I chose these sketchy, swirly style stamps because I felt that they fit the Love, Elsie style papers.
I will be honest, I almost didn't want to alter the notebook side of the yellow paper, because the other side is the most adorable camera print ever:
But, hoarding it is getting me nowhere, so, I went for it. I stamped, misted, and bejeweled it (Tip #2: adding mist and gems to a stamped background makes it flow much better and ties it all together):
I wasn't quite sure what type of page I wanted to make with it, but I saw an old polaroid lying out from my high school graduation, and felt that it fit the notebook paper background, so I started there.
Tip #3: When you get stuck on a page, look to a challenge! There are so many inspiring challenges out there that your mojo will be flowing in no time! I took a Stash Busters challenge on the 2Peas message board, and grabbed some papers, die cuts, handmade vellum feathers, and other bits from my scrap bin to finish this page up.
Here is my page, Sweet Sweet Moment:
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