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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 black   SPLASH INKS to get the desired color.  


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 piñata 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!!   SAB

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 sc

Spring Butterflies

Hi Everyone!  Danie here with you 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. I started by cutting and punching out! Ensuring I was working on pages I had already

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 Cutouts Black 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 t