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Believe in Fairies

Hello Lovelies, Kelli here and  today I have to share with you a wonderful postcard tag I made using, well, a post card tag from AlteredPages and several collage sheets from there as well. The ribbon is some I had laying around. I really don’t know the name of it sorry… The Collage sheets I used are: Script Collage Backgrounds AP-1724, Winged Women AP-1056D, Scrabble tiles AP-1603.  You can find more details on my blog .

Malware warning ALERT

Deepest Apologies if you were met by a Google alert about Malware from We have used this site and trusted it, along with hundreds of other bloggers for a long while,   We are removing all images or associations with so that we will not be at any risk! SO sorry for this out of our control issue, we along with many other bloggers are saddened and shocked at this glitch.   Let's hope it was just that,a glitch!   We will provide you with a free digital collage for any inconvenience.    Send an email to and we will forward a digi to you. 

Quick Canvas Project

Hi everyone , Eunice here from The Little Things  ! I hope your summer is starting off with lots of good things ! I was spending some time in my studio the other day & wanted to create a canvas collage to hang in a vacant spot !! A canvas on the smaller size 7 by 14 ! I painted the background and then added some houses using Glitz Papers  , love there designs !! So I created a little village ( three homes ...size !! ) using mod podge to adhere to the canvas, I added smaller paper pieces for the doors & windows ect. and for some added detail I used the Edges Mini's  , smaller size adorable paper edges , I love love these ! I have found so many uses for these adorable edges ! I sprayed mine with the Maya Road mists  , it is a fabulous way to color something delicate like the Edges Mini's , quick , and also has a little glimmer in it for great detail !  To add more detail on the back ground I used Punchinella ( you HAVE to have that for wonderful collage work )    comes

Bottle Cap Key Chain for Dad!

Today I have a fun project that can be made for Dad, a Grad or anyone else on your crafty gift giving list! Check it out ~ with a few fun products from Altered Pages you too can create these personalized, fun key chains! Altered Pages Supplies:  Bottle Cap ; Bottle Cap Dies ; Crystal Lacquer ; Bottle Cap Collage Image ; Walnut Ink ; Ink Blending Tool Additional Supplies: Jump Ring; Key Chain Finding For complete instructions see:   Bottle Cap Key Chain for Dad at Ink Stains. Have a wonderful day everyone!!
For those who participated in the OWH Blog Hop, we want you to have a 20% discount on any regularly priced items at  Use coupon code FREEDOM. THANKS!  
 THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED Thank YOU to all who submitted for  Operation Write Home Blog Hop Some of us lost those dear to us, some never went away, some returned broken.   No matter what, when, where or how they served, we are thankful and proud of them all. The Moore boys, all served in WWII in Europe, Iceland & training our Army Air Force Pilots.   Uncle Randy (L) remains at 92 years of age, emailing and skyping and joking! My Dad Charles, WWII served in the South Pacific on a Destroyer & a Battleship. Always missed  and loved.

Dancing gypsies!

Today I wanted to share with you an image that I "altered" using various techniques. It all started with this dancing gypsy I found on the Altered Pages Altered Bits II collage sheet . I just love her! With my photo editing software I cropped and enlarged her. Then I went ahead and did some more editing by inverting the colors, i.e. making her black and the background white. Of course a simpler way would be to enlarge her with copy/printer and cut her out directly, then paste her shape onto black card stock and cut her out again which will give you a nice silhouette. Well, once you have her silhouette or template for that matter, you can make a stencil or a mask for inking, painting or printing! What was really fun for me was using the software from my digital cutter to cut her out. The simple silhouette shape can then be scanned into the computer ( placed on a white paper) and easily converted into a jpeg, svg, png, psd, etc., making her into whatever color, size or shape

Altered Pages Artsociates Proudly Support the 2012 Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop!!!

Having trouble connecting to the Hop? click HERE The  HOP of all BLOGHOP's!   Welcome to Altered Pages and Happy Memorial Day!!! Several of the Altered Pages Design Team members have created cards using images from combined with Sketches from Operation Write Home. Cathy used OPW Sketch #54 and AP 2125 Little Spring Birdies collage sheet. For Katrina's dream card, she used OPW Sketch #58 and the following images from : AP Collage Backgrounds II AP1724ii and AP Script Collage Background Script AP1724vi and AP Mixture of images 2135. For this Bingo card Katrina used OWH Sketch #115 and the following images from : AP Brown collage sheet 1714 ; AP Collage Backgrounds III AP1724iii , AP Collage Background I AP1724i ; and AP French postage 1636. This "Land of the Free" card by Roni uses Operation Write Home Sketch #35 with Altered Pages Patriotic Collage Images.

A Special Treat Bag For A Special Day

 This elegant paper from the Vintage Blue 6 x 6 paper pad by Glitz was the inspiration for the decoration on this bag. Toile is one of my favorite designs so I especially like this paper.  I've spent the last couple of days creating a special card for a wedding we will soon be attending and I noticed this gorgous paper sitting there waiting to be used.  As I worked, I remembered my own wedding and all of the work that went into it and thought about wedding favors for the guests.  Then, I realized that I had the instructions for this little bag and that paper would be perfect to create a party favor bag for each wedding guest so for the fun of it I created this one.  I added the Dance in the Sunshine Ribbon by Glitz to tie the treat bag closed and inked the edges using the Dark Brown Maya Road Ink Cube   to create a frame around the patterned paper that helped to add a little more touch of elegance to it.   Can you see one of these sitting at each guest's seat as they arrive

Celebrating the Jubilee!

On the 2nd of June of this year The Queen of England will be celebrating her 60th anniversary of her coronation-- The Diamond Jubilee ! She is one of 2 to have served this long in British History! Many companies in the United Kingdom have come out with specialty products to compliment this celebration. I thought what better way to use them than to pair them with the amazing digital images of London!   These 3 collage sheets from have awesome images of London at various periods in history and were perfect for my cards inspires by the Jubilee!  Thank you for looking! ~leslierahye
 Handy Tip for Artists, Recyclers and Neat Freaks! I have a follow-up to the Citra-Sol method for creating fabulous background pages and collages.   I bought a big bag of navel oranges and realized I had the ingredients to make my own solvent!   Simply take a clean glass jar, peel the rind from the oranges and place all the rind/peels, without the pulp (tangerines, oranges, navels) into the jar.   Pour enough vinegar over the peels to cover them.    Allow the jar to sit for a week or two and VOILA!     You have made your own solvent for literally pennies.    You will notice the liquid getting a bit thicker than the plain vinegar and it does not smell bad!!! I now have a  HUGE jar on the window sill!       Be careful and only use this after testing on a safe spot.
ART in the PINES July 20-22, 2012 This is just a small selection  of some items in the Art Retreat Goodie Bags.     Attendees will receive rubber stamps, papers, die cuts, embellishments and more for creating fun!    And you get additional supply packs for each class!        Make sure to see the registration information by clicking below and sign up soon, seats are limited.
 Becky Voth has created a series of GRITS  (Girl Raised In The South) for Did you ever know a gal from the South?   Are you a gal from the South? You may know that drama and gossip are mainstays in  Southern culture.    Tears, ruffles and iron wills prevail.   The first in the Series is Twyla Fay, the second is Ida Bell.  Both lovely ladies have an attitude and know what they want!   A lovely poem is included on the reverse side of each lady.   The kits are available for purchase NOW.    They come with so many supplies and full instructions.  Make sure to check them out and add to your collection, and what a GREAT gift they make.   

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Will YOU be participating in the  Operation Write Home Blog Hop?   We will.     Check out some of the cards ready to be packed and mailed.... Make sure to stop by and have fun on Saturday May 26, 2012 

Creating Beautiful Papers with a Cleaning Solvent

Hi all! Becky here today to share a little tutorial on how to make your own background paper with 3 completely unrelated supplies: A paint brush, a *catalog or magazine {*more on that in a minute} & a bottle of CitraSolv Concentrated Cleaner! If you read my last post , I am using some of these hand-crafted papers in my next kit for AP. Today, I will show you how to make your own! First, you will need a good WELL VENTILATED , plastic-covered working space - THIS STUFF IS SMELLY & the process is messy !! I like to work with it outside & would have done a video for this if I could block out the highway noise! LOL! Then you'll need a bottle of this silly-expensive concentrated natural cleaner - I think I paid $7 for an 8oz bottle at Vitamin Cottage! You can only get this at natural grocers, like Vitamin Cottage & Whole Foods, but some online art supply stores carry it too. The prices are about the same no matter where you go! AND, no other citrus-type clean