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Authentique Paper Guest Post + Giveaway

13 Jun

I am so excited that I was invited to have the opportunity to do a guest spot for Authentique Paper.

I am mostly using papers from the line called CAREFREE.

I came across this thing at my local thrift store.

I have no idea what it was originally for, but I have needed a cute napkin holder for my kitchen table for a long time.

I used lots of different prints from my 6 x 6 Carefree bundle.

I love Authentique’s different alphabet stickers and have quite a few from their different lines.

 I used those alphas to spell out gently manner reminders that I am always needing to remind my kids of.

I applied all the papers with Modge Podge so this would last a long time.

I also mixed in some old sheet music to add some different colors to the project.  The blue paper is from Authentique Paper’s Genuine Line.

I sometimes create things for posts I have no need for, but this is one thing I will use everyday!

Red is my favorite color and goes perfect in my home.

I hope you like this as much as I do.

Next, using the same Carefree Line, I made a small plaque that could be used as a gift for a new mom.

Wouldn’t this be perfect sitting on a shelf or hanging on a wall in a baby’s room?

Using Authentique Paper’s different alphabet stickers, you can customize something like this any way you’d like.

I just love the floral print on the purse!  I would love to have some FABRIC in that print!  AHHHHHH!

I hope you have enjoyed my small visit back with my lovely friends at  Authentique Paper.

Do you know anyone with a baby named MAE?  Do you just love this plaque and want to change the name yourself??

Leave a comment, I could be persuaded to send this to you.  Leave a comment here and on Authentique Paper’s BLOG,

letting me know which of the Authentique Paper lines in your favorite and I will choose a random winner next Wednesday to send this plaque to!

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST HAVE LEFT A COMMENT ON MY BLOG  & AUTHENTIQUE PAPER’s BLOG.

I have said it before and will say it again, it is NEVER a chore to work with their product and is always such a pleasure to make things with their products!

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

This has been YOU KNOW WHO…tempting you with some CAREFREE fun from Authentique Paper!

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Patriotic Summer Decor

13 Jun
Few things conjure up thoughts and memories of summer then 4th of July, don’t you agree?
I love 4th of July festive colors and indoor/outdoor decor but don’t have much of it.
I created this little plaque to start my own collection of 4th of July decor.
I started with a plain piece of wood and covered it with some paper from Authentique Paper’s Genuine line.
I then added to the background using the hearts from the stamp set called Gratitude and embossed them with Metallic Platinum Sparkle.
All the butterflies are from the wonderfully fun set called Build a Butterfly.
Each butterfly and coordinating smaller butterflies are embossed in the following 3 powders:
I love the way this turned out…what do you think?
Do you like to make things for the holidays?
What have you got planned for the summer?
I just hope to get through the day without melting!!
I hope you have enjoyed today’s post.

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.
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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)

Authentique Paper is at Scrapbook Steals today!!!

5 Mar

I have been so extremely blessed to work with Authentique Paper products for the past months.

If you have not gotten a chance to play around with their products then you need to get on over and take part in the Scrapbook Steals, steal today.

THE JOURNEY COLLECTION

To add to the excitement, Scrapbook Steals has a sketch up for MONDAY CARD MADNESS.

Here is the sketch:

Since Scrapbook Steals is featuring the JOURNEY COLLECTION today, I have made a card with this sketch to show you how gorgeous the JOURNEY COLLECTION is.

Here is what I came up with:

 The blues and browns in this collection are so versatile.

I hope you get on over to Scrapbook Steals and get in on this steal!

 When we first got the sketch assignment, I thought we were supposed to use the GENUINE COLLECTION and I made this card for the sketch challenge.

 I ADORE this line, I would say it is my favorite, but truth be told, all the Collections are my favorite!

So, there you have it, you get 2 inspirational cards from me to tempt you into joining in on the challenge over at the Scrapbook Steals Blog.

I invite you to visit the Scrapbook Steals Blog and see what the other DT members came up with for this sketch!  We have such a crazy talented team, I promise you will get some great inspiration over there.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!

Go and have yourself a GREAT week!

Gel A Tins Botanical Card

2 Feb

Today I want to show you a card I came up with by a brief thought I had.  I actually saw the card in my mind and well the rest was just sort of recreating it from memory.

I am using the set called Big and Wild Things.

I started by stamping the long grasses with a light blue.

The other botanicals I stamped in 2 different blues, getting darker each time.

I wanted to have the dandelion really stand out from the rest so I framed it and embossed it in red.

I then just accented the red slightly by adding patterned papers and rhinestones.

Here is one last look!

Like I always say, think out side of the box, my post today is a perfect example of how I am always thinking outside of the box!

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!  Be sure to visit the Gel A Tins blog because we have some AMAZING designers that are always coming up with new things to try!

Have a great day and see ya next week with more GEL A TINS fun!

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.