Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Thanks!

to all
those that have served
those who continue to serve! 

Dad with his graduating class!
In honor of our service members then and now I have created a brown paper bag book with Altered Pages vintage images. 

"Nor shall their story be forgot
While Fame her record keeps."






MD Hobby and Craft Metal
Thank You rubber stamp
Patriotic Pattern Papers
Cardstock Red & Blue
Brown Paper Bag Book
Library Pocket
Washi Tape
Pre-Printed Patriotic Cardstock & Stickers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Camp Lee VA (cira 1940's)

Remembering those who have served!
(From my collection of vintage postcards circa 1940's.)
World War I the first Camp Lee was selected as a state mobilization camp and later became a division training camp. After World War I, Camp Lee was administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia and designated a game preserve.
World War II  the War Department ordered the construction of another Camp Lee on the site of the earlier installation for Quartermaster training. 
Many soldiers walked the grounds of Camp Lee prior to departure for Europe.

In 1950 and the post was redesignated as Fort Lee
and still operates today.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stencil 1 and Altered Pages Card

for providing the
with your awesome, high quality stencils!

The Design Team at Altered Pages had a great time during the month of April using Stencil 1 stencils!!!  If you missed and posts in April, you may want to check out the Altered Pages blog posts for April see ALL that the Altered Pages Design Team created!

Now for one last project!

April 1st I made this Key Pattern masterboard with my Stencil  1 Repeat Wallpaper Stencil, PanPastels and VersaMark! You can see my post HERE!

YOU hold the KEY to my HeART!

Today I made a card using my Stencil 1 masterboard as my background paper!  Other supplies: Key Charm, Ribbon, German Scrap and a sentiment printed on the computer.

Be sure to stop by every day for inspiration!
You won't want to miss the fun!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Remembering Mom!!!
She is in my thoughts daily!

Mother's Day Link Up Party at Altered Pages!!!

My inspiration project for the Mother's Day Link Up Party we are having at Altered Pages! 

A Mother's work is never done!!!!

Mat images from Altered Pages collage sheet Life in the 50's

Attach doily to red background mat with glue stick, then staple MD Hobby & Craft  Metal Mesh the mat. Staple Bazzill borders to the card over the metal mesh.  Adhere mat to the white card base with double stick tape.

Use tacky glue to adhere Mat images from Altered Pages collage sheet Life in the 50's. Add large Glitz 3D sticker.  Finally embellish with red ribbon!

Altered Pages collage sheet Life in the 50's
Card stock: Red, Black and White
Red Ribbon
MD Hobby & Craft  Metal Mesh
Glitz 3D stickers
Tacky Glue
Double stick tape
Glue Stick
Bazzill borders - Red

Alter Your Creativity Link Up Blog Party Rules

  • Your project must be newly created within the time frame of this challenge - no back linking allowed! 
  • Your project you must use at least one item from Altered Pages, ie, collage sheet, eco art board, tags, papers etc. and don't forget to tell us what it is. We have provided a couple of collage sheets for you to use on the Altered Pages blog!!!
  • Link Up your entry using the inLinkz Tool on the Altered Pages Blog, remember to link directly to your blog post or photo of your entry. Entries not linked directly will be deleted.  
  • Link up to three different projects 
  • You have until the 15th of May 2015 to link up your entry via the link below! 
  • Please visit others Link Ups and let them know you were there!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Cinco De Mayo is a celebration dating back to the Battle of Puebla.  The battle was between a 6,000 strong French army against a poorly  equipped Mexican army of 2,000.  The Mexican army defeated the French who were known to be the premier army of the world.   

A couple of days ago for Altered Pages I made this Pocket Letter Page.  I first cut the colors of the flag of Mexico: green, white and red to make the three columns of my page, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. 

Enlarge the map of Mexico to cover several of the cards.  Adhere to the cards with glue stick, butting up the cards so the map will line up when cut apart. Let dry before cutting.

Fussy cut images from Altered Pages collage sheets Cinco de Mayo, Olde Mexico & Flags of All Nations . Cut pieces of MD Hobby & Craft Metal Mesh to use as an embellishment on the page.  Using scraps of the green, white and red cut banner flags. 

Layout items on the cards, moving and arranging until you are satisfied with the design.   

 Close-ups of MD Hobby & Craft Wire Mesh!

Cards in the Pocket Page ready to add little gifts and a letter to a lucky recipient!
Enjoy your day!!!
Altered Pages Cinco de MayoOlde Mexico & Flags of All Nations
MD Hobby & Craft Wire Mesh
Cardstock - green, white and red
Stapler and staples
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick
Double sided adhesive
Edges Bazzill - red
Dimensional stickers
Pocket Page

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Alice's Utterly Mad Party Pocket Page!!!

I am a big fan of pocket pages!!!
and I love anything ALICE!!!
This was created for one of my Design Team projects for
For this pocket page I used the 
Mailbox Muse kit  Alice's Utterly Mad Party!! 
"At Last!  We thought you'd never arrive!"
Fits perfectly in two pockets!
What is an Alice story without a KEY!
With gold paint and my Stencil 1 Wallppaer Repeating Keys, I painted a gold key some text from "Alice in Wonderland". 

The tall image of Alice is not cut in half, her feet are inside a pocket and her head is on the outside of the pocket above it.


 Cut the background cards 2 1/2 x 3 1/2- add embellishments as you desire.

Mailbox Muse kit  Alice's Utterly Mad Party
Pen nib
Kraft Clock
Glitz Large Rhinestone
Petaloo Flowers
Text from the book "Alice in Wonderland"
Washi tape

Below are pictures of the cards in the pockets!

The page will be ready for mailing after a few goodies are added to the page!!!
Thanks for stopping by!