Warm Winter Wishes with Authentique

Even though we plan and prepare for Christmas for months, it still seems to arrive and leave in one great big rush, doesn’t it? Such a crazy, wonderful, whirlwind time of year. I do hope you have all had a fabulous holiday, filled with blessings, pressies, and those you hold dear. I, for one, have been enjoying every minute of my nice full house here, with my parents visiting and my big boy home from college. I think family is the greatest gift of all.
AudreyPettit-WinterSeasons-WarmWinterWishesEven though Christmas is officially over, things haven’t slowed down much here at our house. CHA preparations have replaced Christmas, so life is as crazy as ever. I am so excited to show you what I’ve been up to soon, but for now, I have a sweet little winter card to share that I made recently for the Authentique blog using their Seasons:Winter Petite Collection. Perfectly fitting for this chilly time of year.

AudreyPettit-WinterSeasons-WarmWinterWishes2Papers are from the 6×6 Bundle. Postcard and sentiment from the Enhancements Cut Apart sheet, with a few Elements cardstock stickers thrown in across the top border. I was happy to find some use for those old felties hiding in my stash.

Well, it’s back to the craft studio for me! Wishing you all a wonderful day, and Happy Holidays from my house to yours!

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Simple Pleasures

Not too long ago, Authentique sent me a few fun items to alter for a special trade show event they were doing with Sierra Pacific Crafts. SPC makes all sorts of very unique wooden items like frames, wall hangings, and notebooks. I was given a matching pair of little stands to alter. I’ve shared my patriotic Pride stand already. If you missed it, you can check it out here. And today, I get to share the second altered stand, this time a fun summery concoction dressed up with Authentique’s Seasons Summer collection.

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These little stands are actually quite small, standing at only 3-4″ high, so once again I created a little extra height here. Inked wooden skewers attached to the side are an easy way to extend your project, and are a fun excuse to add a bit of twine and some banner flags. For some reason, this reminds me of a lifeguard stand at the beach, and that totally makes me smile. Perhaps I just have beach on the brain! 😉

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Painted the base of the stand and covered the front and back sides with papers from the 6×6 Paper Bundle. The journaling card and sentiment banners are all cut from the Enhancements Sheet. I added a tab sticker and pretty trim and a couple of vintage buttons from my stash.

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The sun was free cut from yellow 6×6 paper and then embossed with clear embossing powder and a distressed dots background stamp. Added it to my stand on pop dots for a bit of extra depth and dimension.

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My two kiddos are going to the beach next week, the lucky ducks. I think that’s as close as I’m going to get this summer……

But a girl can dream!

Have you guys seen? Authentique has just released the first peek at their new Christmas collection Joyous! This is a full-line release and just one of five new collections being released at CHA next week. There’s lots and lots of details and photos on the blog, if you’d like to see more!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a fabulous weekend, my friends!

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Supplies:
Authentique Seasons: Summer Collection
6×6 bundle
Enhancements cut apart 12×12 paper
6×12 “components” sticker
Distressed Dots background stamp: Unity
Twine: The Twinery
Ink and Embossing Powder: Stampin’Up
Buttons: Vintage