Monday, December 10, 2012

Saturday 12/15 Make-and-Take Holiday Gift Card Packaging

Another "Make-and-Take" Saturday morning at Pages with Debbie......stop by between 10am and noon to decorate this adorable clear pillow box.  Pop in a gift card or cash, and you will be ready with a quick last-minute holiday gift.  $3.  Pages has the clear acetate pillow boxes in three sizes!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book Worms' Selections for January, February and March 2013

It's not too early to make some New Year's resolutions so if you want to read some interesting books in 2013 and have lively discussions with a great group of fun ladies AND work on your paper craft projects at the same time, please join the Book Worms Meet Pages' Peeps on the last Wednesday each month.  $10 includes dinner.  Here are the books selected for the next three meetings:

January 30:  Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House.… A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy.…And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution.  From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again.…

February 27:  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.   As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

March 27:  Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwan’s first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction.  Cambridge student Serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named “Sweet Tooth.”  Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Book Selected for November Book Club Meeting

Thanks to all of you who attended the first meeting of the Book Worms Meet Pages' Peeps Book Club.  We had fun working on individual projects, discussing favorite books, and eating pizza and delicious pumpkin cheesecake Oreos.

The next meeting will be Wednesday November 28 from 6-9pm and the book selected for discussion is "The Casual Vacancy" by JK Rowling.  Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series and this is her first novel for adults.

Hope you can find time to read the book and join us on November 28.  Please bring a list of books you'd like to suggest for the reading list.  Future meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of the month beginning on January 30, 2013.  $10 for dinner and a ticket for a raffle prize drawing.  RSVP to Pages.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Layout

Howdy Peeps!

Welcome back! Today I have my last project for the week. In addition to the cards, I also made this layout using the "Black Widow" collection by We R Memory Keepers.

The picture in this layout has special meaning to me. It was taken at a Trunk-or-Treat event held at the school I was working at the time. These two little girls really thought I was Sonw White. They asked their mom, "How did she get here from Disneyland? Doesn't she have to go back?" They were SO excited to get to meet a "real" princess that it really touched my heart.

I had some leftover hexagons from the card I shared earlier this week so I featured some on this layout. The doily was punched from the mini Lucky 8 punch sold at Pages. I used a small corner that is hidden behind the layering on a different card that I shared yesterday! No wasted paper in this craft room!

Thanks for checking out my projects this week! As always, they are on display at Pages From the Heart.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Witchy Halloween Cards

Hello Peeps!

Becky again with two more Halloween cards using the "Black Widow" collection by We R Memory Keepers. This line is now in stock at Pages From the Heart.

Coming up with a sentiment with the word "witchy" in it was a little tricky but I think "Witchy Wishes" works well! The spider and sentiment are both a part of the "Witchy" stamp set. I embossed both of them with clear embossing powder for a different effect. 

The witches hat came from the same "Witchy" stamp set I used in the previous card. I added orange Stickles in between the stripes because one can never have enough sparkle! The doily was cut using the new mini Lucky 8 punch by We R. These are in stock at the store and very easy to use!

I'll be back later this week with a Halloween layout with a sweet story. Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Spooky Halloween Cards

Hi there Peeps!

Becky here and this week I will be sharing some Halloween projects I have been working on. This month I worked with the new "Black Widow" collection by We R Memory Keepers. It is now in stock at Pages From the Heart so come on in and check it out!

Today I have two cards that I made.

This card is a homage to one of my favorite movies ever, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." I have watched this movie every Halloween for as far back as I can remember. I used a hexagon punch to punch out the shapes (although this would work well with any small, repeating shape). I pieced the pumpkin together by cutting three ovals and popping the middle oval up with foam squares. The orange letters are a new item at Pages From the Heart from Doodlebug.

For the second card, I used one of the large tags that are a part of the collection along with some scalloped squares. I used the Sew Ribbon tool by We R to add some sparkly ribbon. This tool can be found in the store.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow more!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Back to School: Rolodex Mini-Album

Hello Peeps!

Today I am sharing my last back to school project. My last two projects were both gifts that would be great for a teacher at any point in the year. Today I have a mini-album for parents to share pictures of their student through the years.

I started with a Rolodex. I have heard these can be found regularly at thrift stores but after months of searching, I finally broke down and bought one at an office supply store.

Supply List:
Authentique "Curiosity" - Studious, Learning, and Desire papers
Authentique "Curiosity" - Details and Elements stickers
Coordinating blue and yellow cardstock
Tab punch

I created one tab for each grade level. Since my inspiration for this project has just started preschool, I made blank tabs so that his mom can add pictures as he goes through school. I also left the backs blank so that she can add her own journaling.

Thanks for checking out my projects this week. As always you can see them in person at Pages From the Heart.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Back to School: Altered Paint Can for the Teacher

Welcome back Peeps!

It's back-to-school week here on the Pages blog and I am back with another project. This time it is an altered paint can that would make a great gift holder for your favorite teacher.

Supply List:
Authentique "Curiosity" - Interested, Studious, and Determined papers
Authentique "Curiosity" - Details stickers
Blue and white cardstock
Coordinating ribbon

You can find these cute plastic buckets at Pages in different sizes. The key to adhering paper to the bucket is using a strong, clear glue like Scrappy Glue.

Thanks for reading! I'll be back tomorrow with one more school project. This time it's a gift for parents!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Back to School: Post-It Holder

Hi Peeps! Welcome school! This week I will be sharing some back to school inspired projects using Authentique's new "Curiosity" collection.

The first project I have to share is a Post-It holder. I made this using a plastic sign holder that I found at an office supply store. I placed paper inside the holder and then attached the embellishments on the outside. I adhered the Post-Its using glue dots.

Supply List:
Authentique "Curiosity" - Studious and Learning paper, Details and Elements stickers
Safety pin
White tulle

I'll be back tomorrow with another gift for your favorite teacher!


Monday, September 10, 2012

"What's Up" from Basic Grey

Hi....this is Debbie.  I made a card and gift bag for my friend Tina and then got carried away with the scraps! I made six cards and a gift bag out of four sheets of the "What's Up" collection by Basic Grey. The banners with the pennants, letters and cute little birds are easily hand-cut to become an embellishment. Or even easier, just mat and layer! "What's Up" is in stock at Pages From the Heart and several of these cards are on display at the store.


Saturday, August 25, 2012


TODAY is our first Crafty Cash Mob Day ! For those of you that don't know what this is, we are finding ways to help support our small businesses.  We all know how important small business is to our lives and we want to keep it going strong. Every month different stores will be featured and all you need to do is go by and spend $20 ( or whatever you can afford ). It's a great way to help your home craft store as well as others. And don't worry if you can't spend, just go by to let the store know you support them! It's a great boost for the store owners(s).  GET IN YOUR CAR AND GO!!!

This months featured stores: CREATIVE IMPRESSIONS, BELLFLOWER - free make n' takes to the first 50 customers !
                                            SCRAPBOOK DAISIES - LONG BEACH

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

One More Week....

One week from today Sherry will be back and sharing her Tea Tyme project.  In this workshop you will create a one of a kind, circular shaped project.  Layering, sectioning and distressing makes this creation simply unique.  You will then fill it with gorgeous clusters of Prima flowers, trinkets and embellishments.  As an added bonus, you will receive a copy of Prima's new Art-Zine.  Of course, you will go home with a finished page AND LOTS OF PRODUCT!  We still have a few available seats, so call today!

Wednesday, August 22nd...6pm

Thursday, August 9, 2012

You & Me By the Sea: A Beach Layout

Hello Peeps!

Becky here with my last project for this week. I had the "Fresh" collection by Authentique. I love the beach so I really enjoyed working with this line.

I made a layout using some beach pictures of my husband and I in Costa Rica. The subtle blues with the vibrant red were perfect for these pictures.

Authentique "Fresh" Collection - Clean, Pure, Free
Doodlebug letter stickers
Thickers letter stickers
Gray cardstock
Red floss
Polka Dots stamp by We R Memory Keepers

On Tuesday I shared this layout I had found on Pinterest using stitched hearts. I decided to try the same concept only using circles instead. I also stitched one circle and finished the layout with some subtle stamping.

As always you can find the materials used as well as see all of the projects featured on the blog at Pages From the Heart in Monrovia. Hope you felt inspired this week to print those beach pictures and get working!

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

No Shoes, No Problem!

Welcome back Peeps!

Becky here today. This is day two of my August projects. Today I am sharing a card that I made using the Authentique "Fresh" line. It's a beach-themed collection but the amazing colors could be used for a variety of projects.

Authentique "Fresh" Collection - Free, Pure, Elements Stickers
Red Cardstock
Red floss

On Pinterest I found this adorable layout using stitched hearts as an embellishment. Well I love circles and squares so I thought I would give it a try. You can check out my version of this layout on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Suzy West Comes to Pages

We are so excited to have Suzy West join us for a whole weekend of fun and creativity.  Friday night, August 24th, we will have a no frills crop hosted by Suzy.  She will be demo-ing WOW embossing powders and we hear she is bringing a "boat load" of powders for you to purchase, since they are definite "must haves"!  Cost is only $5.00.

Saturday, August 25th, she will be teaching 2 great classes.
Class: Tag your it!!!
Time: 3 hours   10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: $28.00--everything included

This is a fun one!!! You will be making several tags that will be filled with
lots of fun embellishments, embossing powders, stamps, and more!! EACH tag
will have their own really cool technique that you will LOVE!! We are going
to specialize on all the ultra highs which is a thicker grain!!
You'll even have one that looks like broken glass!

Fast drying adhesive (I prefer Helmars 450)
Glossy Accents
blending tool
needle for stitching
Double sided tape--VERY IMPORTANT
paper piercer
ink pad (lots of different colors)
Foam squares
glue dots
Crop o Dile if you have one
Versamark--MUST HAVE
Embossing gun---MUST HAVE

Class:  She Believed She Could...So She Did
Time:  4 hours  2:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost: $50.00
Description:  It is said that if you believe in yourself  that you can do
will do it!!  This book is all about that.  It's in showing pictures of yourself, or someone you know, that show all the things you have or will accomplish.  We will be using papers and stickers by Echo Park, my album by Basically Bare (canvas, chipboard, corrugated, and acrylic pages), embossing powders and stamps by WOW and Suzy, and Hambly overlays.
Lots of brads, painting, stamping, and more!
Supply List:
Fast drying adhesive ( Suzy prefers Helmar 450)
Glossy Accents
Double-sided tape - Very important
Paper piercer
Ink pad (olive green and brown)
Blending tool
Foam squares
Glue dots
Crop O Dile if you have one
Versamark - MUST HAVE
Embossing gun - MUST HAVE 

Sunday, August 25th, Suzy will teach 1 class.
Class:  Happy
Time:  3 hours  10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost:  $40.00
Description:  This is a fun class that will have you thinking outside the box.  We are not
only going to decorate a cover with Mod Podge, paint, gesso, Spritz and a wood frame, but
we will design pages in the inside...including making a little shadow box!!  Yes, you heard right....inside the book!  This class will definitely make you happy!!
Supply List:
Fast drying adhesive
Glossy accents
double-sided tape - Very important
Paper piercer
Ink pads (pinks, aqua, light brown)
Blending tool
Foam squares
Glue dots
Crop O Dile if you have one
Versamark - MUST HAVE
Embossing Gun - MUST HAVE
X-acto knife - MUST HAVE

Don't miss your chance to create with today and reserve your spot!  
626 358 5334.  Her samples will be in the shop next week.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

XOXO - Sending you some Hugs & Kisses

Hello Pages Peeps! This is Michelle here today. How is your summer going thus far? I went on a Teddy Bear Picnic with my nephew over at Pages from the Heart as part of the SoCal Shop Hop. I hope you are having fun hoppin' around too.

The Reveal
This is my last project for July and is the bonus card I mentioned. I call it a bonus item because I didn't use any of the patterned papers or embellishments that I've featured in my other July projects. Instead I wanted to highlight the under appreciated cardstock by sticking with a minimal amount of supplies so the cardstock could be the star. 

I cut out a square window from the center of the card and strung three strands of twine across the card. 

I cut out eighteen .75" squares with my paper cutter and punched out nine X's and nine O's with a hand punch. If you don't have a punch, you can use alphabet stickers. I adhered the X's and O's to the squares and adhered two squares back to back onto the twine. 

The finished squares are actually double sided on the card and can flip around when touched. I wanted to cover up the ends of the twine inside the card, so I adhered some white cardstock strips around the edges of the card. 

I wrote my sentiment using Kraft colored alphabet stickers so it would blend into the Kraft colored cardstock, and not compete with the tic tac toe design in the center. 

The Supplies
Cardstock: CutCardStock
Envelope: CutCardStock
Twine: The Twinery
Sticker Alphabet: Jillibean Soup

Have a great summer and see you in August! 
Thanks so much for stoppin' by,

Saturday, July 21, 2012


We find life to always be a picnic here at Pages From the Heart! These two pages are our take n' makes for the 2012 Shop Hop! Come by for yours before they are gone! Happy Hopping!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Design Team: Jeans Pocket Card

Shop Hop
Hello Pages Peeps, this is Michelle here today. Are you ready for the 2012 SoCal Shop Hop which begins tomorrow? There are 41 stores participating from San Diego to Bakersfield. Passport holders get 20% off at each store including Pages from the Heart, plus there are lots of games and giveaways. Each store has their own pin and make and takes, that matches their Wacky Holiday theme. Pages has some super cute items to match their Teddy Bear Picnic holiday. So come and join the fun. I have my route planned out, do you?

The Reveal
This is the last in my series of projects featuring Echo Park's This & That Charming collection. Since this is a boy themed collection, I wanted to pay homage to the theme without specifically making a boy project. I decided on making something related to jeans which reminded me of a boy, but can also be used for a girl.

Jeans Pocket Card
I used some dark blue cardstock that looked like the color of dark washed demin, plus yellow thread and a sewing machine for the base. I added pieces from This & That collection for the accents.

The Details
I wanted an iconic jeans pocket so I went with a Levis 501 look. I found out the design is called a gull wing pocket with a red tab logo fabric, which you can read about here. I really felt like a seamstress as there was a lot of stitching and replicating the parts. I cut out a pocket and drew in the stitching lines with a pencil. I sewed most of the lines first, only attaching it to the card base with the outlining stitch along the edges minus the one on the top so the pocket has a top opening.

I punched out a yellow tab using a tab hand punch, wrote a sentiment instead of a brand and adhered it to the side where the red label would go. 

I stitched some belt lines across the top. I cut out some narrow rectangles and stitched around them for two belt loops. I also cut out a design from the patterned papers to make a larger label. 

I thought the pocket would be a good place to put money or a gift card for the recipient, especially if the gift card is from Gap or some other place that sells jeans. I placed a sticker the size of a gift card to show the use of the pocket for display purposes. As a finishing touch, I distressed the card with some chalk ink to simulate some wear on the fabric. 

You can make a pocket card based on your favorite brand or item of clothing, you don't have to stick with jeans. You can make a really cute girl version using patterned papers and ribbons. Let your creativity be your guide. 

The Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Sticker: Echo Park
Tab Punch: Fiskars
Chalk Ink: Prima
Thread: Coats & Clark
Sewing Machine: Singer

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Deisgn Team: Beach Boy Layout

Hello Pages Peeps, this is Michelle back again to show you my second project for July. I highlighted a vacation mini-album already, today I'm featuring a layout and I will be revealing two cards next. Hopefully there will be something for everyone.

The Reveal
Since I received the boy version, of Echo Park's This & That collection, I wanted to make a boy layout so I could utilized all the fun chipboard and cardstock stickers in the collection.

Beach Boy Layout
I used six 3 x 3" squares for the central portion of my layout. This is a good porportion for a page when designing a layout as the squares take up 9" across a 12" page, leaving 1" margins on each side and 1/2" margins between photos. You can use all six squares for photos or any combination depending on your need. I liked the balance of 3 photos and 3 decorative boxes.

The Details
One super cute component in this collection is the pack of layered chipboard stickers. They really add some dimension to an otherwise flat looking page. 

I decided to feature the boy banner chipboard in my "Boy oh Boy" title. The chipboard stickers comprise the smaller boy banner and I recreated the larger boy banner using cardstock, my Silhouette Cameo and some glittered Thickers. 

For each letter, I cut out the banner 4 times in 4 sizes and 3 colors to replicate the look of the original. If you would like the downloadable banner cut file for your Silhouette Cameo, I've included it below. 

I layered journaling strips over some cardstock stickers and accented it with a Pearl Pen. 

To continue the look of the journaling strips, I cut up a border sticker into smaller strips and layered that behind a chipboard sticker.

There was a large sentiment sticker that was wider than my 3" box, so I also cut that into smaller strips so it fit the look and fit the box.

Feel free to adjust embellishments to fit your scale or recreate your own to complement existing ones.

The Collection
For all the patterned papers and stickers, I used Echo Park's This & That, Charming version. The blue, green and yellow palette lends itself well to outdoor nature themed photos along with boy themed photos. 

Echo Park's This & That collection
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Papers: Echo Park
Stickers: Echo Park
Alphabet Letters: American Crafts
Ribbon: May Arts
Chalk Ink: Prima
Paint Pen: Viva Decor
Glitter Glue: Stickles by Ranger Ink

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Design Team: Vacation Envelope Mini-Album

Hello Pages Peeps, this is Michelle here to share with you my July projects. I made three projects, plus a bonus card that I'll be revealing over the course of next week.

The Collection
I worked with two Echo Park collections for my projects. The first one is entitled, This & That. There are two versions, a This & That Graceful which is geared toward girls and a This & That Charming which is geared toward boys. The Graceful version has more reds and pinks in it, while the Charming has more blues and greens in it. I worked with the Charming version. 
Echo Park's This & That Collection

The second collection I used is Enjoy the Ride, which features a travel theme. It is also part of their new Mini Themes series. A regular collection kit contains 12 sheets of papers and 2 sheets of stickers, while a mini collection contains 6 sheets of papers and a 1/2 sheet of stickers. This would be good for smaller projects where you don't want to end up with too many leftover pieces.

Echo Park's Enjoy the Ride Mini Collection

The Reveal
With summer in full swing, I wanted to make a vacation mini-album. For my cover, I bought a $2.00 mini 3-ring binder from Big Lots. I decorated the exterior with the papers and stickers from the collections above. Plus I incorporated three photos into the filmstrip stickers and added Glossy Accents on top to give it a sheen. 

Album Cover

For the inside pages, I used A7 envelopes (5 x 7") with a matching folded card inside. This will yield 6 surfaces to work with - front and back of the envelope, front and back of the card, and the inside double panel of the card. 

Unadorned Envelope Pages

I used each card and envelope page to scrap one attraction from my trip. Here is the same brown bag envelope and card decorated.
Finished Envelope & Card Page

Here are all six panels of one page. I utilized 8 photos, 1 entrance ticket, 1 postcard, 1 journaling card, 2 brochure cut outs, 2 souvenirs and my regular patterned papers and embellishments on one card & envelope set. As you can see, each page holds a lot of information and memories from the trip.

Views of all Six Sections on a Page

The Interior
The inside cover has the itinerary for the week plus two photos I didn't make a page for. This gives the reader a quick overview of the album. 

Inside Cover
There are 7 pages total in the album, but I will just walk through one page here. Even though each page looks very different from the others, I had some unifying features to make it easier on me to design and on the viewers when browsing through the album.

One of the attractions I visited was Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida. On the front of the envelope, which is what the viewer will see first, I placed the name of the attraction, which is usually a cut out from a brochure, an identifying photo and the ticket. In this case, I received an ID tag with a lanyard which I cut up and adhered as a ribbon banner.

Front of Envelope
On each inside flap of the envelope, I adhered a 3 x 4" journaling card which I had to cut in half to make it fit. I brought the journaling cards with me and filled out one a day during the trip. I'm really glad I did so I remembered the details while it was fresh in my mind. Later, I didn't feel like journaling when I was busy designing each page. The front of the card is also a good place for a 5 x 7" photo, which I did trim down a bit to make room for the hole punches for the rings.

Interior of Envelope with Card Front
On the inside of the card, I put a map of the attraction. Since this map was smaller, I had room for four more 2 x 3" photos, plus more of my lanyard.

Interior of Card
The back of the envelope has a description and photo from the brochure and the back of the card has a photo collage. 
Back of Envelope and Card
I ended up using most of photos and memorabilia from my trip. Anything leftover went in a special envelope at the back of the album. Everything else was tossed since realistically I would never get to it again. 

Last Chance Envelope

Unused Memorabilia
On previous trips, I'd collect a bunch of little things for scrapping purposes and never get to them or they would look too busy on a 12 x 12" page so I chose not to use them. I'd feel bad throwing them away but I never knew what to do with these items. By making a mini-album, these items were utilized since the layout design is secondary to preserving memories. Also, an envelope album lends itself well to housing a lot of memorabilia and has a more fun and casual air.

The Supplies
Featuring Echo Park's This & That Charming collection and Enjoy the Ride collection

5 x 9" Binder: unmarked from Big Lots
Brown Bag Envelopes:
Brown Bag Folded Card:
Patterned Papers: Echo Park
Alphabet Stickers: Echo Park
Stickers: Echo Park
Ribbon: May Arts
Chalk Ink: Prima
Other: brochures, souvenirs 

You can use any card envelope you have already and just cut cardstock to fit inside and find a binder to fit. You can make this for any other theme, not just for a vacation. It is a fun and interactive album and it took a lot less time than a 12 x 12" album. If you'd like to see the rest of the pages, please visit Pages from the Heart. I also have a bonus page up on my blog which I didn't turn in to Pages as the alligator teeth I used seemed too fragile for display purposes. 

Thanks so much for stoppin' by, 

BTW, if you signed up for the Shop Hop through Pages, I hope to see you all at Page's Shop Hop dinner which starts at 5PM tonight! (Saturday, July 14th)