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in⋅spir⋅ra⋅tion | ˌinspəˈra sh | ən
1. the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative: Helen had one of her flashes of inspiration | the history of fashion has provided designers with invaluable inspiration.
the quality of having been so stimulated, esp. when evident in something: a rare moment of inspiration in an otherwise dull display.
a person or thing that stimulates in this way: he is an inspiration to everyone.
● a sudden brilliant, creative or timely idea: then I had an inspiration.
● the divine influence believed to be have led to the writing of the Bible
So what inspires you in your art and craft making? I know many people find inspiration in nature, in their family - even in other art work. Nothing inspires me like a virtual walk through a terrific online supply store. I get ideas to make things I wouldn't have thought of on my own.

Now I'm full on in Hallowe'en mode, so when I saw the Marie Antoinette collage sheets at Altered Pages I knew I just what I needed to make - a Marie AntoiSkeletonette pennant banner. And Altered Pages have so many of the things you need for a terrific banner! First and most important - really nice chipboard! I used the 8x8 Chipboard Pages Natural - they're the perfect weight and will hold a plethora of embellishments. Then check out the ribbons and metallic German scrap borders.  Be sure to stop and see all the wonderful paper flowers for altered art here and here.  Also take a look at the terrific one-of-a-kind vintage goodies here and the amazing Ready-to-Go packages here - wonderful collections put together by the good taste faeries at Altered Pages so you have a selection of coordinating embellishments and/or papers that will look wonderful together - you just have to put them together!

So, stop in Altered Pages TODAY - and get inspired!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan
Altered Pages Design Team


  1. Tristan, WOW! so fantastic. THANKS For sharing it

  2. OMG, these are fabulous. Looks like poor Marie didn't get any cake! What a cute idea! Love, love, love it.


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