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Happy New Year from Altered Pages

Happy New Year from everyone here at Altered Pages!

I have a brief post for you today.  It is a simple tag that could be given as a New Year's card, or better yet, hang it from a nice bottle of champagne or wine when you visit your friends or family to ring in the New Year.

Just tie an extra length of ribbon through the hole and around the neck of your gift bottle.  Voila!  What a beautifully decorated hostess gift.


Supplies used:

Graphic 45 papers and card stock (Christmas Past, Core-dinations)
Altered Pages AP-1133 Happy New Year collage sheet
Various dies and cutting machine
Embossing folder
Number rub-ons
Ribbon, botanicals

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to visit the Altered Pages online store and blog for wonderful projects and lots of inspiration in the coming year.  Here's wishing you all a wonderful New Year, and an even better 2014!!!!

Cheers!

Barbara

Holidays in Arizona

Being from the East, Pennsylvania actually, I still miss the snow and seasonal changes.   In Arizona the big seasonal changes we go through are from flip flops to actual shoes.  


With the New Year soon to be, we have some suggestions for your creativity.
1.     A Graphic 45 Yearly Calendar can be made from the "Place in Time" collection.


8 x 8 paper pads include fabulous monthly pages with large and small calendars for each month plus fabulous cut apart images themed specific to each month.

This one paper pad will take you all through the year for your journal or cards and gifts. Girls swimming, Pilgrims entertaining, Springtime Florals all in ONE Pad!  Many of Our collages work perfectly with them too!

They are limited in quantity and will be retired when sold.   Order now to make sure you get one.






BEST WISHES TO ALL from AlteredPages.


New Years Eve ~ Dancing the Night Away

If you have a gift for the hostess of your   New Years Eve Party,  add a beautiful gift tag to give it a personal touch!  Supplies: Altered Pages Ring in the New Year Collage Sheet Wink of Stella Kraft Clock Glitz Large Rhinestone Pen Nib Glitter paper Large Tag Fiber Foam Dots Glue Chipboard Swirl  Adhere glitter paper to large tag. Paint chipboard black - dry - paint with Wink of Stella.  Paint Wink of Stella around the edge of the Kraft Clock. Adhere chipboard and clock with pen nib to tag. Print 2 copies of the Altered Pages Ring in the New Year Collage Sheet. Paint the first image with Wink of Stella. Fussy cut the image of the couple dancing from the second image adhere to thin chipboard. Attach the couple to the first image with foam dots. Adhere to tag.  Add sparkly fiber & Glitz Large Rhinestoneand you have a beautiful tag to adorn your hostess gift!

Art Calendar Journaling

Happy last Friday of 2013! Can you believe this year has passed so quickly?? This is the time of the year that I look back to what I have done, the goals I set last year and think about what I want to accomplish in the next year. Each year for about the past 3 years I've tried to take part in a monthly altered art calendar challenge and for the past three years I have been short of completing the whole year. This year I will once again attempt to challenge myself in this way! Today I've created the January layout for 2014 to get ahead for the new year.
I am creating this art journal calendar on an upcycled brochure from work. I glued newspaper strips to the pages to provide an even surface for my calendar page. Next I gessoed the background, masked a couple of squares, and layered on pink and turquoise mists drying between mists. Next I added white mists and white pearl drying before removing my square masks to give a glisteny snowy impression.
I added pink and turquoise squa…

New Year 2014

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas !  Back to work for some of us. The New Year is at our back door . Do you have any resolutions?  This large New Year tag was created with Altered Pages Stamps Time on your Side and boarder AP stamp Sin City. I also used Glitz Package Journaling Stickers and Collage sheet Dressed to Ring in the New Year
Until New Years eve Enjoy the rest of your time with your family and friends  Happy Creating Melanie 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

A CHRISTMAS CARD

This Christmas Card was made for Altered Pages, using the Christmas Emporium Collection from Graphic 45.  I got the paper, diecuts and chipboard from the store, but the paper is sold out :( I re-purposed the gold background from a set of paintbrushes I got. You can see that I used the G45 products to make the whole card.  Except for the seambinding.
Be sure to check out the store by clicking the above link!  GREAT sales are going on right now!! 

New Year's Card

Hello everyone!  There are only two days until Christmas.  Can you believe it?  And I know everyone is so rushed this time of year, so I have a really simple little project to share with you today.  It is a card again.  I know, I do a lot of cards, but if you celebrate the New Year, this might come in handy as a New Year's Party invitation, or just simply well wishes to friends and family for a wonderful and prosperous New Year.
I re-sized my Silhouette arched lattice image to fit the New Year's couple image from AP-2058, and adhered both to a piece of print paper from the Glitz Design paper pad that I edged with black distress ink.  This sheet determined my card size for me because I did not want to cut off the lower left portion that says, "Something Good Will Happen Today", which is what everyone hopes for the New Year.  So my card measures 6" x 6".  
I stamped the pocket watch image, which is one of Altered Pages new, original stamps, that I thought is …

a Christmas ornamentable atc

It's almost Christmas, and I have to say, I'm running a little behind my time (thank you Bob Cratchit for that quote).  Please allow me to share with you an atc I created last year, but really, it's so embellished, it's more of an ornament:

You can find pages and pages of sweet angel images at Altered Pages, something for all your own Christmas creations.  There are lots of lovely Christmasy products--these Glitz papers are a yummy treat:

And if you are working on something Christmasy, be sure to stop by the latest Altered Pages Artsociates challenge, Colors of the Season.  There is still time to join in the fun!

A very Merry Christmas to you!
:)trisha

Countdown Calendar

It's Gia here to share this altered embroidery hoop I made as a wall hanging December Countdown for my family. All month long I hear, "How many days left until Christmas?" and this was a fun way to point them in the right direction so they could see for themselves!




 I used one Giant rhinestone from the Glitz Joyeux Noel collection to mark the big day. Another rhinestone attached to a thumbtack makes a great moveable marker.



The die cuts are from the package of Glitz Hello December Whatnots. I love the non traditional addition of gold-yellow to the Christmas colors in this collection.  I did some stitching here and there, some spritzing with my Dylusions inks to add a pop of Christmas color and spritzed with white to make it look snowy. Living in Hawaii, we see a lot of green all year and what we miss is snow so I have been creating with a lot of whites and neutrals this year!  It's not too late to get this fabulous collection on the Altered Pages website and it'…

Time on Your Side!

Hi Everyone, it's Danie here today!  Have you seen the new Altered Pages Art Stamps in Store at Altered Pages?  I just love the set Time on Your Side which is a set of four clock/watch images.


A few weeks back I decided that my word for 2014 would be TIME, as time is precious, Time Flies, it could be time to celebrate, time to reflect, time to give thanks, or perhaps to make time and take time to spend with family or enjoy the little things.  But most important for me in 2014 I need to make the most of my time following the world-wind year that 2013 has been. 
Anyhow today I am using the bottom two images to create Time Themed Cards which are perfect to make when time is short!

Start by simply coloring in your backgrounds, if you do so on larger sheets of paper or cardstock you can cut down to card size panels and make a quantity of greetings in very little time.
For my backgrounds I have simply scribbled and splotched across some white cardstock using three colors of Distress Sta…

Joyeux Gnome!

Happy Friday everyone and thank you for stopping by the blog today!  
Steph here with a cute little Christmas frame project for you. The focal point of my frame is the cutest little Christmas gnome.  Poor guy has slipped on the ice and is sliding across the snow on his little bum.  I love the contrast of the "Joyeux Noel" and the look on his face  indicating he is not so joyous at the moment.  Please take a minute and scroll through the pictures and be sure to check out the  supply list at the bottom of the post.  I hope this little guy puts you in a Joyeux mood! 

Lately, I have been mentioning what great gifts some of our projects will make.  Well, I actually have the person who is going to receive this all picked out already. I am so excited to surprise her with this on Christmas.  She will be able to add a photo of her little gnomes and change the focal point of the frame. 

All supplies for this project were obtained from Altered Pages.  The frame comes as a blank wooden…

Some "Unusual" Colors of the Season...

Hopefully by now you've seen that there is a new challenge up for you to participate in up on the Challenge Blog about "The Colors of the Season" (HERE) & you are working on your projects to submit! I'm a little late to the party this month (December is just nuts for me!) & I am still working on my project, but I thought I'd share a little peek at what I have done so far…  I found this adorable birdhouse at Michaels & just knew that I wanted to use some AP products on it for a Christmas project! I also knew that I didn't want to work with traditional Christmas colors & was inspired by the G45 Bohemian Bazaar postcards in the shop!  So far, all I've gotten done is to paint it with aqua & pink paint (yes, that's pink, not red! Still need to tweak it a little to be more pink!), then I covered the house with some sheet music & dry-brushed the aqua paint all over; then stamped a little bit here & there; & dripped Splash Inks ov…

Christmas with a Steampunk Flair

Today we have a card with a little steampunk! Did you know that Altered Pages has their own stamps original stamps? The Gentleman Steampunk is just one of them.  Check the rest of the originals HERE!
Cut the base panel from a sheet of paper from the GLITZ Hello December 6x6 paper pad, wrap the left side of the panel with Steampunk Washi Tape.  Color the die cut gears with brown ink and add a bit of sparkle to them with the Wink of Stella - Silver.  Add the Kraft Paper Clock Face and  to the large gear.  Adhere the gears to the card using glue and foam tape to add dimension.
Stamp the Altered Pages Gentleman Steampunk Hat with black ink, heat emboss with clear embossing powder and color with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and a bit of bling with the Wink of Stella - Silver.  Use foam tape to adhere hat add the holly for a Christmas touch! Attach the panel to the card base!
Supplies:
Altered Pages Gentleman Steampunk Hat Stamp
Black & Brown inks
GLITZ Hello December 6x6 paper pad
Pen Nib
Kr…

Star light, star bright!

Happy Friday Everyone (oooh Friday the 13th)! 
We are getting ever closer to the big day so I thought I would share with you a very homemade, yet quick craft that makes a heartfelt ornament for hanging on a tree or beautiful adornment for special gift wrapping...a paper star.  
There are many, MANY versions of the paper star, from the German 5 point paper star to endless styles of Origami stars. I will skip the star tutorial (you're welcome) and let you pick the style and design you would like to use.  I will; however, provide you with inspiration in the way of pictures and my FAVORITE source for all of your crafting supply needs, AlteredPages.com of course. 
I do have to admit falling right in love with these little beauties. They remind me of paper stars on my Grandmothers tree when I was just a little girl. I even made a little lovely out of paper scraps...I'm a big believer is using up every little scrap I can. 
All supplies are listed at the end of this post. Be sure to …