Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Merry Altered Christmas, Jean!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this special blog post.  Today, the entire Altered Pages design team is sharing pages we each made to turn into a book for a very special lady, Jean Moore!  As you may know, she is the owner of Altered Pages, and a wonderful lady, indeed.  Our theme for the book is Strong Women, which is one of the many things we love about Jean.  She is a strong woman and extremely supportive to not only her design team, but to everyone.  

Here is the page, front and back, that I made for our beloved leader.   My page base is a 6x6 piece of chipboard that has been covered with coordinating papers from the Vintage Blue paper pad.  Before attaching the paper, I figured out where I wanted my tag pocket to be, allowing my tag to protrude for easy removal.  I made slits, adding a tiny hole at each end of the slit to prevent tearing.  I then placed my adhesive around the edges and below each slit to form a pocket, preventing the tag from slipping all the way under the paper.

Side 1
I used a die to cut the tags and added some computer generated quotes about strong women, which I thought were quite apropos for Jean.  I also used various lacy dies and punches to make further layers of embellishments to adhere my beautiful ladies collage images onto.  

I used some of the assorted flowers from Altered Pages and colored them with the Dylusions ink sprays to match my color palette, adding gem stone swirls and buttons.
Side 2
A bit of lace, died to match the paper, was added to the left side.  I ran a die cut fleur de lys through an embossing folder, hitting the high spots with a gold ink pad, before adhering to the page.  I added a bit of charcoal pencil around it to add dimension.

Supplies used:

Altered Pages:  Beautiful Ladies collage sheet; Glitz Vintage Blue 6" paper padDouble sided tape half inchAssorted FlowersDylusions spray inks; Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad
Other:  various dies and punches, lace, embossing folder, gem stickers, buttons, gold card stock

To see the rest of the beautiful pages in the book, you can visit each of the DT members' blogs by first clicking here for a complete list.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I am so grateful to be on this design team with such a fabulous group of ladies, headed by such a wonderful and supportive leader, Jean Moore.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

And I am so grateful for you, who have been so supportive of me and my blog.  Thanks a million, and have a very wonderful and prosperous New Year!!!

Barbara  xoxo


  1. A beautiful make Barb!
    Happy New Year!! ")

    1. Thanks, JackieP. The whole book was fabulous, and I am just excited to be included. :)