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MOTHER'S DAY Link Up Blog Party coming SOON!!!! and a POCKET PAGE!

 about our
Mother's Day Link Up Blog Party!

These days I remember my Mother in my heart, but there are many other women in my life that I love to honor.  My sisters, aunts and women who have inspired me to be the person that I am today! 

More fun with creating Pocket Pages!

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

Layout all the supplies and arrange and rearrange until I am 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 this month!

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
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
Vintage Lace Tape


Altered Pages is having a Link Up Blog Party this weekend!!!
  Hope you can make it.... Starting Saturday May 9th!!!
Please share with your friends that we are having a party!
Share the party badge on Facebook!!


  1. Your project must be newly created within the time frame of this challenge - no back linking allowed! 
  2. For 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. 
  3. Saturday we will have two collage sheets on the blog for you to download to use in your project.
  4. Linking up will begin on Saturday, May 9th. 
  5. You have until the 15th of May 2015 to link up your project to the blog! 
Be sure to stop by each day
See what the Design Team is creating!!!!!!


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