Saturday, October 22, 2011

Couture Frame

Couture Frame - In this class we will be creating a condensed version of my collaged backgrounds using layers of paper scraps, paint and stamping onto a wood 8x8 frame. Girl will be made using a pattern from my original sketch. Finished piece will be embellished with ribbon and a metal number from the Ranger Ideology line. I promise you will want to make many more of these to make the perfect gift!

All materials will be supplied. Of course you may want your dress to be a different color so feel free to bring your own paper.

Tools needed; scissors, paint brushes and brayer

Teacher – Julie Nutting Cost $48.00

Wednesday, October 26th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, October 21, 2011

Our Last Design Team Member


Today is my day to re-introduce myself to all of the Page's fans!  My name is Andi and I'm your Page's Design Team Coordinator! 

Sorry for the picture!  It's the only one that I have without a my little boy!  But, the good part is, that I decorated this hat using cardstock (the Chestshire Cat's eyes and smile), glimmer mist (to make the hat pink and purple instead of white), a pink boa and a tea cup!  See, I use papercrafting supplies every chance I get!

I am a Stay-at-Home-Mom to a 3 year old boy named Adam who is the primary subject of all my page layouts.  I just celebrated my 5 year wedding anniversary to my HS sweetheart and I live in Redlands.  I met Kathy and became a HUGE fan of Page's from the Heart while I was an Ambassador for QuicKutz (now LifeStyle Crafts).  I also run a handmade business from my home and have a shop on etsy.  I started out as an avid scrapbooker while I was in my teens, but now love to try it all.  I enjoy creating layouts, cards, party decor, projects, mini-albums... if it has to do with playing with paper and crafting supplies, sign me up!  When I'm not as my craft island, I'm probably at my sewing machine, reading my NOOK, teaching a papercrafting class somewhere or on a trip to Disneyland with my son! 

I am a very clean, linear papercrafter, you'll never see a picture askew on my layout!  I love a lot of companies, but am inspired by paper more than anything!  I enjoy October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Graphic45,Jenni Bowline, Jillibean, Lillybee... and that's just a few!!  I'm super excited to be the Design Team Coordinator for Page's and am excited for this next term! 

I look forward to meeting all of our Page's fans at the Holiday Cheer Event on November 12th and 13th!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Please Welcome Page's Guest Designer!


Today I'd love to introduce you to Lauren Anderson, Page's Guest Designer!  Lauren will be a HUGE asset for the Page's Design Team this term - Lauren and I will be alternating assignments!  When I received Lauren's application I knew that she'd be inspiring for all of the Page's supporters!  Let's hear from Lauren!

I’ve been an avid paper crafter since somewhere in and around 2008. My mother has always been crafty; she’s a seamstress, a painter and a paper crafter. When I was finishing up school with my Mechanical Engineering degree (Go Beach!), she invited me to be a part of her monthly, craft club. That’s where I was introduced to the world of paper crafting. I fell in LOVE with paper and especially making cards! There’s just something about putting your heart into a card, giving it to someone and seeing how much they appreciate the hard work and love put into it that brings me joy. With my knowledge increasing in the world of paper crafting, so has my desire to share and teach others. I’m so excited about what I will be able to share with and teach you!

Thanks, Lauren!  Lauren will be teaching a great class at Page's Holiday Cheer event, so please stay tuned to see what she's going to be doing!  I know you'll want to join her!  You can keep up with Lauren by checking out her blog here!

We'll be back tomorrow with our final DT Member.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Welcome Back Michelle!


I hope that you're enjoying reading the new DT members bio's!  Today we're welcoming back Michelle, who was with us for our first term and we're lucky enough to have her back for a second!  Michelle was super helpful and inspiring through the first DT term and I know that we'll be delighted every time she finishes another project!  Just in case you're new to the blog, let's have Michelle tell you a little about herself!

Hey Pages' fans! This is DT member, Michelle McClure, back for another term. I enjoyed creating projects and sharing them with you for the past six months, and am looking forward to thinking up more fun ideas for the next six months. I love all sorts of crafts, but mostly concentrate on scrapbooking. I like to integrate different elements into my projects, so look for hardware store finds in my October reveal. I live in Temple City with my hubby and two dogs. Besides crafts, I also enjoy volleyball, reading, travel and inspiring others to be creative. If you ever have questions about my projects, feel free to contact me via my blog: Thanks for reading!

Thanks, Michelle! 
We'll be back tomorrow to introduce another Page's DT Member!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Please Welcome Becky!


Today we're going to introduce Becky, who you may remember was a Guest Designer for 1 month last term and who was also a Page's Challenge Winner.  Becky won us over last term with her adorable patriotic banner and utensil holder.  We're very excited that she applied to be on this Page's term and we're sure that you'll be excited to see what she creates!  Let's hear from Becky!

Hi everyone! My name is Becky and I am SOOOOO excited to be joining the Pages From the Heart Design Team! I have been paper crafting for about 8 years when I started scrapping pictures from my senior year of high school. I took a break and picked back up about four years ago and haven't stopped since! My favorite scrapbook subjects these days are pictures of my wedding last fall when I married my high school sweetheart and pictures of my orange tabby cat, Normandy. My style tends to be simple but pretty girly-lots of bling and ribbon. But I also love distressing. So I guess I am a distressed girly-girl?

Some of my favorite companies are Pebbles, My Little Shoebox, and Bo Bunny. And lately I cannot live with out my distressing inks or Epiphany punches! When I am not scrapbooking I enjoy reading, using my Disneyland pass, and catching up on my DVR (I love Project Runway and Castle!). But cropping with friends is when I am the happiest.

Thanks, Becky!
You can also keep up with Becky by checking our her blog here!

We'll see you back her tomorrow!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Meet the New Page's Design Team


Today I'm going to introduce you to Debra Fabanish, one of our new Design Team Members!  Debra is an avid supporter of Page's From the Heart, a Mom, works and finds time to papercraft!  Wow!  Debra really impressed us with her use of Graphic45 paper and embellishments.  We also loved how she took papercrafting supplies and incorporated them into her every day life, like with goodie bags and home decor.  I'll let Debra tell you a little about herself!

My name is Debbie Fabanish and I've loved crafts since I was a little girl....a very long time!  I am employed as the retirement plan administrator at USC, and have two college-age children.  I live in Monrovia and in addition to scrapbooking, card making and other paper crafts, I like to cook, read books on my new Kindle, play golf and am learning to knit.

I hope that everyone gives Debra a very warm welcome!  Debra will also be teaching a class at the Page's Holiday Cheer Event in November!  We hope that you'll want to come on down and meet her in person!

We'll see you tomorrow to introduce you to another Page's Design Team Member!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Let's Take a Ride and Introductions!


Well, today is the reveal of my final project from Page's First Design Team!  We'll also be introducing you to the new team and, next week, we'll be sharing all the details of our new members!

I was lucky enough to get Authentique's Glowing paper line, which is a great, spooky and elegant Halloween line!  And for a girl who LOVES Halloween, it was great inspiration for a Designer's Choice project!

While coming up with my idea I looked at the paper line A LOT.  I wanted to make an awesome project that would really showcase what you can do with this beautiful paper line and after looking at the different perforated Icons and patterned paper, I decided to create a Halloween Spooky Carousel.

I used the Icon's from Authentique as my Carousel "rides", along with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Both the ghost and the bat is from Lifestyle Crafts Be Spooked Collection.

I really wanted the top of the Carousel to look pretty since, depending on where it's displayed, it might be the first thing that you see!  I cut a circle from paper and created a "cone" with it.  I then glued strips of solid black cardstock to the top to create sections, added striped ribbon and a netting ribbon under a scallop circle and a black plastic spider.
On the sides of the top I used a large scallop circle punch (Marvy) and a small scallop circle punch (EK Success).  On each scallop circle I either created a pinwheel with a blingy button...
or a QuicKutz Raven.
I punched (Martha Stewart) a spooky picket fence for the base of my Carousel that wrapped all the way around.  I then added ribbon at the bottom of the fence to give it a clean look.
That's it for my project!  If you'd like to see all of the little details, please check it out at Page's!

And now for the exciting announcement of the NEW Page's Design Team Members!
Please welcome...

Becky Medrano
Debra Fabanish
Returning DT Member, Michelle McClure
Guest Designer, Lauren Anderson

We'll be sharing our new members bios and the projects that won them their spots on the Page's Design Team next week!

See you then!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

We're all "misty" over Christina's projects!


Today we're sharing Christina's final DT projects on our blog!  If you're a fan of Glimmer Mists, then you'll definitely love her projects!


This month I used Pink Paislee's Vintage Vogue line for my layout. This has a great combination of green, purple, pink, black and cream with a great ladylike feel without being "cutesy". There are papers that looks like it came out of a phone book and another that looks like a wordsearch...contrasted with papers of flowers and pink or purple patterns. We were asked to use a staining technique, so I did this with my title.

I die cut my title and stuck it to plain white cardstock with temporary adhesive. I sprayed over it with Glimmer Mists and dried it with a heat gun. I removed the die cut letters to leave the negative image on the paper...A great way to have white letters stand out! You can use premade sticker letters/words, and you can use an inkpad, paints, or even markers for this technique!

Gift Card Holder

I thought I'd make a card that is a gift card holder since so many of us give them away! I feel it's best to have a 3-fold card for these if you are using slits to hold the gift card in place so it doesn't show through the back. It also makes it more sturdy...but it's just my personal preference. A 4x12 piece of cardstock is the perfect size folded in thirds and taping the 3rd section down. Again, to use a staining technique, I simply chose 2 colors of Glimmer Mists and created a diagonal pattern using cardstock to mask the sections. I just alternated colors, spraying one section at a time. Then I used some paper from Pink Paislee's Vintage Vogue for the cover for decoration. The letters for the "enjoy" came from the paper that looks like a word search. Inside, I took a credit card to use as my measurement to cut the slits for a gift card to be inserted.
Thanks, Christina!  You use of Glimmer Mist is great and a gift card holder is perfect for the upcoming Holidays!

We'll be back tomorrow and I'll be sharing my project along with announcing the NEW Design Team Members!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

They're Here!!

Taylor's newest release is here and ready to go.  Remember, (in case you have forgotten lol)  Christmas is just around the corner and if you plan on making your own cards or tags it's time to start creating!

Debbie's Layouts!


We're going to be sharing Debbie Lacy's final Design Team projects today, which is a 2 page layout!  Here's Debbie!

My project this month is another two-page layout.  When I saw this paper line I fell in love with it and knew exactly which pictures I was going to be using.  WeR Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor is probably one of my all-time favorite fall lines. 

Be sure to pop into the store and pick some up, you will just love it!  For my paint effect this month I used the Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Sunny Yellow and Kiwi.  If you haven't given these a try yet, you will want to pop into store and pick some up.
And here's Debbie's layout!

Debbie was able to cut down one of the papers that she received in her kit for her title and for the Banner image  She used the different tags as embellishments and the dimensional stickers.

Thanks, Debbie, for all of your hard work this term!  You can always see what Debbie is up to by visiting her blog!

We'll see you tomorrow for a project from Christina!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hop on Aboard and take a look at this cute card!


I'm back today to share another project from Michelle that she created using October Afternoon's Boarding Pass Paper Line.

Title: Miss You Card

Featured Collection: October Afternoon's Boarding Pass
DT Member: Michelle

There are some really cute flairs or "tin pins" with this collection. I also really liked the different time zone clocks and the blue and red stripes on the patterned paper, entitled, "Berlin". Each patterned paper in this collection is named after a different city from around the world.

I decided to play with a circular theme because of the pin and the clocks and created this card.  I wanted to capture the motion of an airplane flying through space so I magically levitated the pin in the middle of the card.

I'm just kidding, I used a piece of transparency film.

I used Glossy Accents on the faces of the clocks to make it more glass like and on the little black airplane for emphasis. I printed a quote on a cardstock sticker for the sentiment. I wrapped some red and white twine to repeat the stripes' color and pattern. I attached a tiny envelope I cut off another sticker to the end of the twine.

This is the inside of the card just waiting for a handwritten note.

Thanks for looking!

Thanks, Michelle, for inspiring us all and sharing your fabulous card!  I love it!  Remember, you can see more of Michelle's work on her blog, here!

We'll see you all back here tomorrow when we'll be sharing Debbie Lacy's final project!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Final Projects to from our First Design Team

Hello, Page's Friends!

I cannot believe that the first Design Team term has come to an end.  It was a great experience for me, I was lucky enough to work with 4 very talented ladies!  I'd like to extend a huge "Thank You" to Christina, Debbie, Michelle and, our Guest Designer, Francine. 

Today I'll be sharing Michelle's final project which is absolutely amazing!  You really should see it in person, it is adorable and perfect for a travel mini-album or to give as a gift!  Here's Michelle!

Title: Steamer Trunk Mini-Album

Featured Collection: October Afternoon's Boarding Pass

DT Member: Michelle McClure

Dedicated to: All the SoCal Shop Hoppers

Hey, Pages fans. This month I worked with October Afternoon's Boarding Pass collection which has a masculine and vintage look with a travel theme.

This led me to think about last summer's Shop Hop's theme which was, "Papercrafting Around the World". I decided to make a mini-album in style of a steamer trunk because it matched the travel theme and it would also house all the 6 x 6 make and takes that I accumulated along with my bottle cap necklace. If I still had those items unassembled and lying around gathering dust, I was guessing there might be a few others out there with the same plight.

I took a discarded DCWV box that use to contain chipboard shapes and painted that brown. I cut out some printed sticker designs from a piece of Boarding Pass patterned paper and decoupaged it on the box. I decorated it with some ribbon and Imaginisce Glam Rocks. I drilled two holes at the top and screwed in a drawer pull.

Before I put in the screws, I attached some 6 x 6 page protectors inside the box, so they are fastened between the screws and the handle. I made this title page using elements of Boarding Pass and the Shop Hop logo and title.

Inside I placed all my make and takes with the photos from each store I visited. I attached a piece of ribbon to the bottom of each page to make it easier to turn the pages.

Since this was a box, there was room after all the pages, to place my bottle cap necklace. I wrapped it around a piece of cardstock to display it. So all my Shop Hop memories are stored in one handy dandy place.

Thanks, Michelle!  Isn't this a great mini?  You should really see all of the pages in the book, you'll be totally inspired! 

We'll be back tomorrow to share Michelle's other project using her October Kit. 
See you then!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Join Us!

Autumn Daisies Mixed Media - This class is all about torn paper. Yes, that’s right, torn paper. Elizabeth will be sharing with us her “love of layering” and you will create a spectacular 5 X 7 masterpiece made completely from torn paper, with a little “Modge Podge” thrown in. This class is totally “hands on” and with Elizabeth’s guidance you will go home with a finished project that will amaze you! (The sample is on display in the shop) I’ve seen the framed product from some of the previous classes and they are awesome…totally unique and all “yours”!

Teacher - Elizabeth Butterfield   Cost $28.00
Tuesday, October 11, 2011   6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Stamps From Taylored Expressions

I just finished ordering all the stamps from Taylor's newest release.  They should be here at the beginning of next week.  Just in time for all those Christmas projects you plan on making.  Check out Taylor's blog for the complete release with samples,  I've ordered a limited quantity, so if you have favorites give me a call and I'll save them for you as soon as they arrive. 

Have a terrific day

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pages Design Team!


I am so excited!  We had a great response on our Design Team Call - we had applicants from South Africa to Kentucky and it was great to see everyone's creativeness!  I wish that we had a spot for everyone because all of the applicants were very talented ladies!  We narrowed it down and selected our new Design Team Members, which took a lot of contemplation, and on Mary Jo and Kathy's part - some ice cream!

We have our first team meeting next Sunday where we'll be going over the next few months of projects and talking about a very exciting day at Page's that will be sure to make you "cheerful"... On Monday we'll start introducing the new team to you and we'll be alternating with the final projects from the last team. 

I am so appreciative to the ladies from the first team, they stuck by us through a HUGE learning term and were great!  I hope that you've found some inspiration or tried a new technique from Debbie, Christina or Michelle!

Check back with us next Monday to meet the new Page's team and see Amazing DT projects!  And again, that you to all that applied, you're all exceptional!


Monday, October 3, 2011

We Still Have Space...

Haunts & Whooligans Mini Book - The witching hour will approach and you'll have already created a mini book to capture all of your haunted memories from the night! Featuring Authentique's "Glowing" Collection, this mini is filled with spooky yet quirky details and techniques. We'll use the Bind It All, Smooch Spritz, and mixed media goodies to create a delightfully frightful mini album from scratch.

Supplies: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Adhesive (3D Foam Dots, Tape Runner, Strong Liquid), Bind It All if you have one, apron and gloves to protect clothes/hands.

Teacher – Jennifer Priest      Cost $38
Saturday, October 8th 11:00am – 2:00pm

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