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BIG THANKS TO OUR AUGUST PARTNER - SIN CITY STAMPS!  WE HAD A GRAND TIME USING AWESOME PRODUCTS! Getting into the Fall mood!   Yes, it's 109 in Phoenix but we can see the sun shifting in the sky and the temps at night are only in the 80's.   I got into a spooky mood and made this little canvas.   I used; 4 x 5 inch canvas  ( see our canvas panel s) Black Gesso AP Collage sheet 1787 Black Butterflies  (fancy cut and colorized with gold inkpad)  Cream cardstock run through my printer for the words, torn and dry brushed and added gold ink edging Delicata Gold inkpad Gold corner stickers Aleens Glue Dimensional glue dots Fiber trim and gold button A hint of Gold glitter VERY GOOD news!  The winner of the August AlteredPages/Craft Hoarders Blog Hop is... Michele ~ CONGRATS to Michele, she will receive a set of Oil Pastels and a  HUGE PACKAGE  of ephemera, just what any hoarder nee

A quick Halloween card!

  Altered Pages and SinCity Stamps products!   Supplies: - Two Scoops Paper , Hoo's Having Fun Paper   and Black Ink SinCity Stamps: One Scary Night and Pumpkin Hot Air Balloon Stash: Ribbon, Card Base,  Copics  

Is Being a Witch a Bad Thing?

"You say I am a witch like it is a bad thing" Altered Pages Design Team members are having a great time partnering with  SinCity Stamps  and their Design Team this month!!! I hope you have been inpired by all the great projects this month! Today I am working with the Window  Chipboard Shrine designed by Barbara Rankin .  This was a really fun project. To start, I used my bone folder and created a score-line where I wanted to fold the shrine. Then I inked all the edges, including the fold creases and back. In this post if I mention stamping, everything is stamped with black  ink.        Cover the three panels with pattern cardstock. Before adhering... stamp images on the pattern paper, center panel has the  Winged Skeleton  stamped and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Print the  Altered Pages Collage Sheet "H"is for Halloween   on Craft Attitude Printable film. Cut out the "H" you desire to use and adhere with glue sti

Alas, poor Yorick! and a Flower Fairy update . . .

I've been creating layouts in a small art journal I stitched up a while back, and have a Halloween-ish one to share with you today: Alas, poor Yorick!  I knew him, Horatio . . . Okay, maybe it's more literary-ish than Halloween-ish, but that Sin City skull stamp immediately brought Hamlet to mind, and hey, that  is a pretty creepy story . . . an Altered Pages Shakespeare image, some spritzy black Dylusions , a black jewel , and crayons pretty much do it for this layout. Want to see a couple more layouts from The Flower Fairy Alphabetica ?  I've been adding to it bit by bit: Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Thursday! :)trisha

A spooky light by the graveyard at night!

Hi Everyone, it's Danie here today bringing you my Halloween Project as  Altered Pages  team up with Sin City Stamps .  Here in Australia Halloween isn't a widely celebrated event, it has only become more popular in recent syears with all the youngsters wanting their share of the treats.  So creating something spooky really isn't my thing. I was a little bit stumped at how I should proceed with this and upon viewing the chipboard pieces that arrived from Sin City Stamps , I immediately was thinking of some sort of shrine but it sort of evolved from there. Altered Pages Supplies :- Steampunk Spells collection from G45 , Gelatos , Black Ink , Kraft Bingo Number , Black Cardstock. Sin City Stamps Supplies :- Shrine Chipboard Frame #3 , Grave Stamp . I created a cardboard box like base and turned my shrine into a Spooky Luminary.  My shrine made from the chipboard from Sin City Stamps , I firstly colored all my chipboard pieces with a combination of black in

Guest Artists SinCity Stamps

By now you know Altered Pages and SinCity Stamps Design Teams are partnering during the month of August.  Not only do we want to share what the  Altered Pages Design Team is up to, we like to share what our partners from the     SinCity Stamps Design Team are creating.   Today we are honored to share projects from SinCity Stamps Design Team members: Daniella Hayes, Peggy Oliver and Laura Davidson!       Halloween Tags by Daniella Hayes Halloween Layout by Laura Davidson Halloween Tag by Peggy Oliver AND THERE IS STILL MORE TO COME... Stop by for more inspiration from Danie May!

Halloween Mini Album: Do Not Enter

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the second half of our monthly partnership with Sin City Stamps .  For the remainder of the month, both design teams will be creating Halloween themed projects using products from both Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages .  So if you love Halloween, like I do, you won't want to miss all the inspiration from both design teams. For my project today, I went a little crazy.  I decided to make a mini album out of this cool chipboard shrine from Sin City Stamps. Here are a few pictures of my finished book, front and back. I took a gazillion photos and because it is a book, there were lots of directions.  So I decided to, hopefully, make it easier for you to read by using Snapguide.  I hope you enjoy my tutorial and pictures of each page. Check out How to Halloween Mini Album: Do Not Enter by Barbara Rankin on Snapguide . Supplies Used: Altered Pages :   AP-288 Happy Halloween collage sheet ;   AP-2084 Screaming Skulls ; AP-

Lazy Dog Days of Summer

Do you remember that saying?   With today's fast paced life, it seems there are no more lazy days!    We are wired in 24/7 with our phones, ipads and computers with little time to take it easy!   It's hard to "turn off" anymore.    I can clearly remember one August day, I must have been somewhere close to 11 years old.   It was one of those days when there was nothing to do, no one to play with and plain old LAZY.   I was never one to take naps, I was always on the run with friends playing jump rope, hopscotch, stickball, Barbie dolls or other kid things.   But this day was unusually quiet and I found myself in my bedroom, Mom had pulled down the shades (yes, roller blinds which only some will remember) and I DID IT.   I fell asleep in the middle of the day!! I remember the breeze gently blowing through the open windows behind the blinds, making a little whooshing sound that was comforting.   I woke up feeling so wonderful, maybe that's why I remember it

Guest Artists from SinCity Stamps!

As you know Altered Pages and SinCity Stamps Design Teams are partnering during the month of August.  Not only do we want to share what our design team is up to we like to share what our partners are creating.  Today we are honored to share projects from SinCity Stamps Team members: Daniella Hayes, Gracie CH, Barbara Rankin and RJ Avery.  Be sure to visit their posts and let them know you were there!   Vintage Fairy by Daniella Hayes   Vintage Fairy Album by Gracie CH Mausoleum Gift Card Holder by Barbara Rankin   Halloween Project by Rj Avery

Halloween ATCs

Happy Friday, Artsociates!  I recently went on my annual craft getaway weekend with my cousin.  We go to a scrapbooking lodge every year to enjoy non-stop crafting and pampering.  We had a lot of fun!!  I had a couple of projects marked as have-to-dos and I am proud to say they were both done by Saturday afternoon!  Then it was time to play.  I got out some pre-cut ATC (Artist Trading Card) chipboard and stamps from both Altered Pages and Sin City Stamps.  The two companies are partnered in August and my second project this month is Halloween themed!  Today I am sharing the six ATCs I made with these stamps. Two stamp sets from Altered Pages and a few stamps from Sin City were used to create the designs above.  Most of these are masked, with the exception of the winged gargoyle.  In that case, this head and body were stamped on a piece of card stock, trimmed and glued on.  I have provided a list at the bottom of the post for you.  Most of these have a combination of inks rangi