I love Fridays! Not only does it mean the weekend is upon us but it also means we are treated to the talents of one of our amazing Design Team members. Today Kerys Sharrock absolutely nails to perfection the many ways to use today’s steal, the Authentique Glory collection.

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It’s my turn again to post on another awesome collection! The awesome Brittany Perry and Kristy Lee gave me another awesome steal to play with, the Authentique ‘Glory’ collection, with the instructions “non-patriotic!” This was easy as we have only lived in the USA for 2 years and I don’t have lots of “patriotic” photos to scrap.

It just so happened that my daughter has begun gymnastics, and of course you know girls, they just have to have the best leotard! The one she chose matched perfectly with this collection. I used Authentique’s current sketch challenge for the layout, and added the stickers and quotes from the 12×12 detail sheet. As you can see, the quotes and stickers don’t just have to be for the 4th of July celebration—they can be adapted perfectly for any situation.

The next thing I decided to make was an altered birdhouse. I love these things and they have become a bit of an obsession for me! Once I looked through the Glory collection, I decided that the reds and creams gave me a feeling of Christmas, so I went with the Christmas theme. Again, I used the papers and border stickers from the collection—the “holiday cheer” I thought was perfect and comes from the individual word stickers found in the collection. A touch of holly and snow, and voilà!

And last but not least, this is definitely my favorite altered project to date! I decided to alter a drawer set. You know the plain wooden ones you get from the craft store? I painted it, crackle painted it, went over it with some distress ink, and then went to town decorating it with the Authentique papers. There are so many different patterned papers in this collection it was hard to choose. I kept it quite simple, inking the edges of each paper and then finishing it off with the “be creative” title on the top. This is going to be sitting on my desk for inspiration. I even used a couple of the stickers from the collection on the ends of the spools. Cute!

Thank you so much Scrapbook Steals, Brittany, and Kristy for allowing me to be on the Summer Design Team! I’ve had such a blast and will miss it greatly. I hope I’ve managed to inspire a few people along the way!

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Kerys, your projects are beyond amazing and I’m telling you straight up right now, if you find your drawers missing you may want to come and check my craft room. ;) It’s been a joy having you as a part of the team and I tell myself I’m not going to cry when it’s done, but I’ve already shed a tear or two! Good thing is we will be treated to one final hoorah in a triple whammy from the entire design team next Friday! You wont want to miss it at all.

I hope you all have an exceptional weekend! I know I will. Tomorrow is the Color Run for me so be on the lookout for some very colorful photos coming up in a Mid Week Mojo soon!