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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.
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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)

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 Stamps.com!

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:

DRESDEN FLOWER BORDER

I paper pieced the stamped image with paper and fabric.

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

Blissful

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!

 

 

Sweet Stamps Lace & More

6 Sep

Ladies and gentlemen(if there are any men making cards out there:), have you had the chance to use any Sweet Stamps yet?

Do you know the perfect way to try some?  It would be TO WIN SOME!

The new Sweet Stamps blog Challenge is up and our theme this week is:

LACE

Today’s card features:

Oval Lace Frame Small

Butterfly Kisses

Mini Exotic Butterflies

Small Exotic Butterflies

Here is what I came up with for the Lace Challenge.

I used some additional fun products on this card also.

My papers and embellishments have come from 2 main sources.

The main background paper is by Authentique Paper – Blissful.

The other papers and tulle, pearls and paper for the Lace Frame stamped image are all from:

Tally Scrapper’s September Kit.

Isn’t that a YUMMY kit?

Perfect for my Sweet Stamps Challenge card!!

Now, you need to head on over to Sweet Stamps blog and see the other DT creations.

Check out the Challenge Rules, make a card featuring some lace and enter our Challenge!

You could win $20.00 worth of goodies from Sweet Stamps.com just for playing along and being our random winner!

So, what are you waiting for?

Get on over to….

http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/sweet-stamps-challenge-31-lace.html

Authentique Paper, a family affair!

4 Sep

I am a happy, happy & proud mom today!  Why?

You all know I love my hobby and I do dedicate a lot of time to doing what I love.  It is what makes me happy, makes me feel important and I truly love what I do.

I often find myself in my craft room surrounded by children who often want to do exactly what I am doing.

At times it is annoying but at times it is truly fulfilling.

Yesterday was such a day.

I had finished my Authentique Paper sketch challenge and had thought to get my kids in on it.

My 7 yo so, bailed, he just was too stressed about the sketch, being a literal child, he though he had to use the word TITLE in his page and just could not get beyond that!

My 12 yo daughter had a tough time getting started but I help her a little in the beginning and let her know she had to do it on her own, I could not TELL her what to do.

I cut out things on the Expression that she wanted and gave her some tips on adhesives, etc. let her have free rein at MY TABLE!!

Here is the Authentique Paper Sketch for the current challenge:

Well, I am so proud to show you my daughters very 1st layout EVER based on this sketch.  Meaning this is the first page she has ever made!

What do you think?

 She decided on using the BLISSFUL for her layout.

This is our dog..Tico Torres DeGruccio.  He is named after Bon Jovi’s drummer!

 The thing about my 12 you making this layout…she said to me when she was working on this, “I finally get why you can do this all day!”  I asked her what she meant and she said, “This is just so much fun!”  I told her, “I love you and I am so proud of you!” then we both giggled realizing we are both paper junkies!

She had so much fun with her layout, she made this card later in the evening.

She wanted to make sure I put this online also.

 This is a card from on of my Deena Ziegler kits that I hoard like a squirrel with food in the winter.

Now, I get to show you my Authentique Paper layout for the Sketch challenge.

I have used products from the line called UNCOMMON.

My younger children and I have a thing for pugs.  We adore them!

 When my youngest daughter and I took my oldest daughter to Utah to drop her off at BYU, my little one got a chance to meet a cute little pug named Coco.

 They instantly connected and I got some cute pictures of them

On the way home we found this adorable polka dot purse with a pug inside and of course could not say no.

The new toy pug is now of course named Coco, after the real Coco.

Thank you for visiting today.

Please get on over to the Authentique Paper blog and join our challenge!  There is a fun Paper Goodie pack from Authentique Paper that will go to one lucky winner, so now you have your incentive!  Get on over there and PLAY!!

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

 Once again here is the link to the challenge.

http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/2011/09/september-sketch-challenge.html