Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4 of JULY

I think I am addicted to Altered Pocket Pages... here I am sharing one for the 4th of July!!!
 
 
Two Altered Pages Collage Sheets were used:  Patriotic People and Land of the Free
 
 
I first get everything cut out and then I start playing with the arrangement.  There is not right or wrong way to make your cards.  If you prefer you can make them each individually one at a time.

 
 
Supplies:
Assorted Pattern Papers
 
 
 
 
 
 Each card measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 and place in Page Protector.

 
I love adding ribbons to the side of my pages!

 
 
Wishing you and your family a safe 4th of July!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Celebrating the 4th!

LIBERTY BELL 

Mailed in 1961

Printed in 1976


Postcards from my collection!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pocket Altered Pages... STEAMPUNK Style!

I love creating Pocket Altered Pages, they have become one of my  favorite things to create!!!  AlteredPages.com carries a lot of products that can be used to make them.  Also this month we have a swap going on.... there is still time to join... you have until the 20th, see details at the bottom of this post!


The finished Pocket Altered Page!



About a week ago I shared a few photos with a promise to share the completed project... well I want to share a few pictures of my planning, arranging and rethinking that I went through to make my page.


I gather a lot of supplies (see list below) on my table before I start, it helps me create to have things at my finger tips!  If time allows I lay things out and let them sit over night.  Usually when I look at the layout the next day I make changes!

Bare chipboard was inked with VersaColor Black Ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Embossing powder was applied several times to give it an enameled look.


 
I love the crow from  Little B™


 


Locking washers are a great addition to steampunk projects!

The finished cards for the page...

 
 

Hope you enjoyed my Steampunk Spells Pocket Altered Page.


Supplies:
Steampunk Spells 8x8 Paper Pad
Wink of Stella - Silver
Dew Drops
Steampunk Washi Tape
VersaColor Black Ink
Delicata Gold Ink
Embossing Powder
German Scrap Keyhole
Chipboard Gears
Petaloo Flowers
Gold Opulence Stickers
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick
Black Cardstock
Coin pocket envelopes
Locking washers from the hardware store
Ribbon
Pen Nib
Little B™  -  Crow and Fluer de lis
Stash - hand pointing


Back of the Pocket Altered Page!


The Coin pocket envelopes are used to store some the smaller loose things,  the coin pockets can also be embellished!

Top row: Dew Drops, Letter, punched tabs
Center row: Images, flowers and card stock and more image
Bottom Row: Locking Washers, Washi Tape and punched banners 






Add a note or a letter!

Write a little letter or note to share a little about yourself like:

What city, state, country you live in
A little bit about where you live:
A little bit about your family:
Pets:
Hobbies:
Favorite candy:
Early bird or Night Owl
Favorite movie
Best all time book you read
What you are reading now
Something I learned in the last week
Share a favorite family recipe

Share a few of these or others!  Be sure to sign and date your page somewhere!  These are just suggestions you may have other ideas. Share your ideas in the comments below!
JOIN THE SWAP!!!

How to join the swap: How to join the AlteredPages.com Pocket Altered Pages swap!
2. At top of the group page the “EVENT” will be pinned. You can access the SWAP via this link. ...
3. Or you can click the “events” under the banner to get to the event listings page, and click into the swap.
4. Once you are on the “events” page, you must click up in the upper right hand corner to join the swap.
5. Now you are registered and will be on the list for the swap….this is how you are allowed into the SWAP! At this point you can access the free collage selections for use in your pages.
6. The swap will be open on June 1 and sign ups accepted until June 20.
7. On June 21-- A listing of random partners will be created and posted on the event page June 22.
8. You have until June 30 to mail out your Pocket Letter to your partner.
9. PLEASE connect with your partner to get address information. You may want to decide what kind of Pocket Altered Pages theme/colors/ topic you wish to send to each other.

10. International Swappers are invited, however, postage costs will vary from country to country.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

In Memory of Mom!

Pocket  Pages are all the rage! 
Today I am sharing a page in memory of Mom!

 

 
To start, Bingo Card Pack is sprayed with mists for background in some of the pockets.

 
Layout all the supplies and arrange and rearrange until happy with the layout! The bingo cards blend right in!

 
It is fun layering papers and embellishments!
 

 
Outline words with my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

  


 
Pockets with MD Hobby and Craft Metal Mesh!
Thanks to MD Hobby & Craft for your generosity!



Supplies:
Altered Pages Collage Sheets Available on the blog Saturday!
Plus Royalty Queens
MD Hobby and Craft Wire Mesh
Bingo Card Pack
Kaiser Craft Pattern Paper & Die Cuts -Forget Me Not 6 1/2 Pad
Spray Mists
Glitz Giant Rhinestones
Gold Opulence
Flowers
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
Vintage Lace Tape

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Animal Extravaganza - Carousel!

 
 
If you didn't order the Spring 2015 Mailbox Muse Kit Animal extravaganza then you missed the project I created for it!
 
 
 

I had a lot of fun making my Carousel.  I am sharing a few pictures to give you an idea of what you get when you order a kit. 


Not only do you get papers, collage sheets and embellishments, you receive several idea projects with instructions!  The projects range from cards, jewelry and  paper crafts (like the carousel).



This is a peak at my project!


I love this little Carousel, it is on a round box!

To see this kit and more check out all
the Mailbox Muse Kits HERE!

Friday, June 5, 2015

An OZ Pocket Altered Page!!!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to OZ!

Altered Pages is having a Swap!!! You can join!!!
Join the Altered Pages Facebook Group to join the event!
 

Here is a page I created for the
 Altered Pages blog earlier this week!!!
 
 An OZ Pocket Altered Page!!!

 
 
Altered Pages Guest this week!!!
 
 
The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies from my childhood, I wouldn't miss it each year it came on TV! 


Collect items to create the cards for your page!  Each card is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  See supply list at the bottom of the post. Type sayings on the computer and cut, mat on black cardstock, adhere with Glue Stick.


Create 9 cards for your page! Stamping, embossing, images, ribbons and charms!



 
 

 
Nine Cards ready for the pockets! 
Add ribbons to the holes on the side of the page!!!

Finally, Coin Envelopes are decorated with Altered Pages OZ collage images to use to hold goodies like Dew Drops and other embellishments!

Supplies:
Altered Pages OZ collage sheet
Pattern Paper
Computer Printed Text
Ribbon
Dew Drops
Pocket Page
OZ images
Hour Glass Rubber Stamp
Tacky Glue
Glue Stick 
Red shoes charm
Coin Envelope 



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JOIN OUR SWAP  
 
 How to join the swap: How to join the AlteredPages.com Pocket Altered Pages swap!
2. At top of the group page the “EVENT” will be pinned. You can access the SWAP via this link. ...
3. Or you can click the “events” under the banner to get to the event listings page, and click into the swap.
4. Once you are on the “events” page, you must click up in the upper right hand corner to join the swap.
5. Now you are registered and will be on the list for the swap….this is how you are allowed into the SWAP! At this point you can access the free collage selections for use in your pages.
6. The swap will be open on June 1 and sign ups accepted until June 20.
7. On June 21-- A listing of random partners will be created and posted on the event page June 22.
8. You have until June 30 to mail out your Pocket Letter to your partner.
9. PLEASE connect with your partner to get address information. You may want to decide what kind of Pocket Altered Pages theme/colors/ topic you wish to send to each other.

10. International Swappers are invited, however, postage costs will vary from country to country.