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Authentique Paper Tribute

30 Mar
This was and extremely hard project for me to do.  I have to say that this is the first layout I have done and actually shed some tears.  My time with Authentique Paper is coming to a close, as many of us on the Design Team are wrapping up our assignments with the company.  For me this is by no means and easy thing.  I have gotten to know these people on a personal level and I have a deep love and respect for them, (you know who I am talking about BC & SWC).  So my layout today is a tribute of sorts to this company that I adore.
I am using a sketch from Tally Scrapper by my fabulous friend.
Here is the sketch:
But I rotated the sketch and used it this way..
I needed a title and settled on using the word, ELEGANCE.

Definition of ELEGANCE

1a : refined grace or dignified propriety : 
b : tasteful richness of design or ornamentation 
c : dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style :
There could not be a more perfect word to describe Authentique Paper and for the wonderful owners.
I am using mostly paper from the Genuine Collection. The base paper is from the Blissful Collection.
Since a lot of the Genuine embellishments deal with friendship, it was the perfect choice for this layout.  I was very specific about the Diction stickers I used, only choosing those that described my feelings, mainly for sweet Samantha.
I had so much fun using real denim scraps and my sewing machine.
Denim, lace, pearls, the perfect combination with Genuine.
Top left corner..
Top right corner..
Bottom right corner…
Bottom left corner.
This has been quite the journey for me and I have to say I am not ready to say goodbye.
So, if you are still with me, just know that I have had the time of my life with Authentique Paper.  What and honor and privilege it’s been to design with these wonderful papers.
 On that note, a close-up of my hand written addition..
This note is especially for Samantha, but also to all of the staff at Authentique Paper…I love you all and will be your biggest fan…possibly FOREVER:)
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s gushy post.(sniff***sniff)

Tuesday with Sweet Stamps

1 Nov

It’s Tuesday and remember what that means?   A new challenge, a chance for you to win a $20.00 shopping spree to Sweet!

Not only do they have terrific stamps, they also have tons of accessories and add new stuff every month.

This week the challenge is called:

So Thankful – Whatever you are thankful for

I admit, I stretched the theme a little, I couldn’t help it!

I am thankful for my sewing machine.

I just printed my saying on a piece of background paper using Microsoft word and then created my card.

I used the stamp called:


I paper pieced the stamped image with paper and fabric.

The Ruler Paper Border is from the Authentique Paper line called:


The leaves are done with the die called:

Judy’s Blooms

I added some extra embellishments and sewed around the edge to keep with the sewing theme.

I hope you like my take on the So Thankful theme.

I would love for you to see what the other Design Team Members have made for this challenge.

Head on over to Sweet Stamps blog and prepare to be wowed!

There is so much talent on our team.

Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!