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Have the Sweetest Day!

Contents today include a Hug and Smooch for everyone

Stella says Happy Valentines Day to YOU and as does the entire Altered Pages family. 

Here is Stella's table setting for today.....
lovely retro pink from the 1940's.

Many things to talk about today....

We are so happy to have our newest Design Team Member, Judy Wood from Mesa, Arizona.

She is a soft-spoken, renaissance kind of girl who writes poetry and creates fabulous art.   I had the pleasure of meeting with Judy and we are now part of the same Art group located in Gilbert Arizona.   I really am a lucky girl!

Personally, I am just about jumping out of my shoes!   We are fortunate to be one of the FIRST stores to carry the Sabor Papel paper line.   This company is family owned by several girls of Hispanic heritage who are sharing their love for happy and bright colors, iconic images and inspiration.   The quality and the imagery of the entire line is so very wonderful!   We will be partnering with Sabor in April so that our Team can bring inspired art for your enjoyment.  We have several papers now and will have more arriving.   As a special little thank you, anyone who orders Sabor this week will receive a handmade fabric flower to coordinate with the papers.


We are also very excited to be offering a whole new group of  Gelato kits.  Allow yourself to experiment with new techniques explained in the sets. 

Each set is different but includes so much to work with. Try out texture pastes, gel colors, stencils, texture gems, mists, paint brush, palette knife, instructions, 

We had some webmaster issues, so please let us know if anything acts wonky for you on the website.   Remember to refresh your browser to see the latest updates.   (I know, what am I paying them for, right?)  

TELL us what you want to see at, if we do not have it, we will find it!!!

As a reminder for the February Partnership with FaerieSong Art Stamps, make sure to view and comment daily! 


Enjoy your heart day and treat yourself good, have a healthy meal and finish it with chocolate or wine....or is that whine?


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