The distressed paper is a piece of cardstock that I did a tutorial on - you can see all the details here. Just another fabulous technique by Tim Holtz (my fave)! I have step-by-step photos and instructions if you want to check it out.
I am off to visit all of my blogging friends that I have missed the past couple of weeks. Can't wait to see what everyone has been up to! See you soon. :)