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MAY DAY Already?

Howdy to you and  to a beautiful month of May.
My name is Jean and I am addicted to the colors of Spring!


Hello dear friends and followers.    May Day is filled with flowers and the promise of summer breezes to come.   Everything is blooming, yes even in the desert.   May gives us, in the USA, Mother's day, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day.  Many other international holidays take place in May as well, such as Orthodox Easter, Flag Day and Holocaust Memorial.  

I am getting ready to change out the decor and felt a bit patriotic for Memorial Day. So the candlesticks and sofa pillows will be stars and stripes and the outdoor welcoming will be red, white and blue. I wanted a new piece for outside and created my Blog project for today.      
I started with a piece of wood, however, a Canvas Art Board would be perfect too~  I coated it with chalk paint, using a creamy color with a splash of the blue and blackSPLASH INKS to get the desired color.   Allow to dry while you paint some wooden stars…

THANK YOU SABOR!!!

What a wonderful month we have had here at Altered Pages working with our awesome partner Sabor.  Not only are the papers a very high quality, they are very festive and the colors are vibrant!!!  Our design team really knocked the candy out of the piƱata this month with all the great projects and inspiration!

Today I would like to share a few of the AWESOME projects from the Altered Pages Design Team!

Festive Party Invitation by Barbara Rankin Fiesta Banner by Robin Horasanian If the Shoe Fits by Lyneen Jesse Also a Kit available HERE at Altered Pages!
Shrine by Trish Alger Always & Forever Sweetheart Book by Trisha Too Also a Kit available HERE at Altered Pages!

Little Book by Debi Tullier Colorful Wreath by Lyneen Jesse SABOR Papers are available at Altered Pages
Sabor AMOR and OLE Paper Pack Samplers
 To go with the papers a package of the high quality cutouts!!
SABOR AMOR and OLE Cutouts!!!

Sabor Table Decor

Liven up your Cinco de Mayo table with a festive centerpiece and pyramid boxes to contain yummy Mexican Wedding cookies. 
You can whip up this tablescape in a snap.


The list of supplies is as follows:
Sabor Recuerdos Ole Paper Sabor Picado Paper Mini Ball Fringe Ephemera Cards Double Sided Tape Sari Silk Ribbon Tissue Paper Pipe Cleaners Plastic Straws Pringles Can
I cut the empty Pringles can in half and glued a circle of paper to the bottom of the open can.  Strips of double sided tape were added around the can at the top and the bottom. 


Using the postcard sized paper it covered most of the can and was the perfect height. I filled in the gaps with pieces of background paper.

The mini ball trim was great where the papers met.


The finished cans:

Too cute, huh?


On to the pyramid boxes. This is a simplified version that does not require a diecut machine. Cut a 6 x 6 section of paper and score at 2" intervals. Turn and score at 2" intervals the other direction.


This is how it should look:


Cut off t…

Spring Butterflies

Hi Everyone!  Danie here with you today.........one of my favorite collage sheets from Altered Pages which I use often is called Beautiful Butterflies.  I just love butterflies they are such an inspiration in life and share so many beautiful messages.  One such message is that of transformation which is a message often shared by the Season of Spring so today I thought I'd combine the two together and play about in my large Dylusions Journal.

                          Butterflies in flight - a scan to give you a close up of my journal page

I got messy creating the background across two pages which started with me having all my butterflies cut out from the collage sheet and have a quantity of circles in two different sizes punched out from some cheaper white paper.  As I progressed however I decided to create on only one page leaving the background on the other for another day.


Ensuring I was working on pages I had already Gessoed in my journal I simply took a selection of paint in S…

Sabor Explosion Box

Hope you have been enjoying our month of projects using SABOR products!!!  I know the team has loved working with the vibrant colors and high quality papers.  Today I have a really fun project, an Explosion Box! Supplies:
SABOR - Ole Picado
SABOR - OLE Sorpresa
SABOR - OLE Fiesta
SABOR - Ole CutoutsBlack Cardstock
Tacky Glue
Dew Drops
Glue Stick
Double Stick Tape
Tacky Glue
Dimensional Adhesive
Silk Leaves
Fabric Flowers for Sabor
Bazzill Flowers- pink orange and lime green
Trims Ribbons
Papers used for this project SABOR - Ole Picado SABOR - OLE Sorpresa
SABOR - OLE Fiesta
Black Cardstock
For the three layer box cut papers 12 x 12 inches - score @ 4 inch intervals (Black) 10.5 x 10.5 inches - score @ 3.5 inch intervals (Fiesta) 9 x 9 inches - score @ 3 inch intervals (Sorpresa) Cut the corners of each piece of paper as pictured above Fold on the score lines
With Double Stick Tape adhere the square bottom of the 10.5 x 10.5 to the 12 x 12, then the square bottom 9 x 9 to the 10.5 x 10.5