Sunday, July 10, 2011


I am totally in love with the new Authentique. If you haven't yet seen this paper in person, it is sooo worth a trip to your local scrapbook store! This company is setting the bar really high for all those other paper making companies and I LOVE IT! Yesterday I designed a layout with the Journey collection by Authentique. Right now there are 3 lines being carried at my local scrapbook store where we lovingly refer to them by colour (pink, yellow and blue), although their names are (respectively) Uncommon, Blissful and Journey. Besides the Journey layout I am about to post I also have an Uncommon (pink) layout on the go but have been stumped trying to find the perfect picture. Hopefully I can resolve that today and post that layout soon too!

So! Enough with the chit-chat, here is a little look at the layout. I would like to point out that I can often get carried away indulging in the beauty of the papers but my goal for this layout was to have the photo be the first think you looked at. As much as I adore everything scrapbooking I find I sometimes need to real myself back in and refocus on what I want to stand out. Besides this super-amazing paper I also used the Hanging Lantern Sign Post from Twiddleybitz. I was quite happy with the final product which is now on display at the store where I design and teach:
A close up of the top left corner of the photo - a bit of fussy cutting... 
Photo embellishments - The ready made journaling was absolutely perfect for the photo since we were on a hike. Of course I added a little more fussy cutting as well.
One of my favourite parts of this layout was this hanging sign. I loved how the sign portion turned out. Between the "paper scroll", Authentique's beautiful quote from the amazing Helen Keller, and the fussy cut flowers - it turned out even better than I was hoping. Yay!
So there it is! My "blue" layout with Journey. I actually have a whole bunch more of this collection so be sure to watch for more layouts with it.

I am also really looking forward to getting my hands on Splendid! This 4th collection by Authentique should be appearing at my local scrapbook store soon and I can not wait!! The colors are bright, fun and hip and the theme is so versatile! Thanks Margie and crew for this - I haven't been so enamored with a paper company in quite some time!
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  1. Great job Tasha! I have to get mine done for the store. It is on my list of things to do today...