A tribute and thank you to Authentique Paper

This was and extremely hard project for me to do.  I have to say that this is the first layout I have done and actually shed some tears.  My time with Authentique Paper is coming to a close, as many of us on the Design Team are wrapping up our assignments with the company.  For me this is by no means and easy thing.  I have gotten to know these people on a personal level and I have a deep love and respect for them, (you know who I am talking about BC & SWC).  So my layout today is a tribute of sorts to this company that I adore.
I needed a title and settled on using the word, ELEGANCE.

Definition of ELEGANCE

1a : refined grace or dignified propriety : 

b : tasteful richness of design or ornamentation 

c : dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style :

There could not be a more perfect word to describe Authentique Paper and for the wonderful owners.

I am using mostly paper from the Genuine Collection. The base paper is from the Blissful Collection.


Since a lot of the Genuine embellishments deal with friendship, it was the perfect choice for this layout.  I was very specific about the Diction stickers I used, only choosing those that described my feelings, mainly for sweet Samantha.

I had so much fun using real denim scraps and my sewing machine.

Denim, lace, pearls, the perfect combination with Genuine.

Top left corner..

Top right corner..

Bottom right corner...

Bottom left corner.

This has been quite the journey for me and I have to say I am not ready to say goodbye.

So, if you are still with me, just know that I have had the time of my life with Authentique Paper.  What and honor and privilege it's been to design with these wonderful papers.

 On that note, a close-up of my hand written addition..

This note is especially for Samantha, but also to all of the staff at Authentique Paper...I love you all and will be your biggest fan...possibly FOREVER:)
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today's gushy post.(sniff***sniff)


  1. Oh, Jeannie! Such a sweet post!! I enjoyed every bit of your work with Authentique and this is no exception!! Been playing with this collection and just love it. Thank you for all the inspiration you shared...totally agree with you about Sam and Authentique = WONDERFUL, thoughtful & kind :)

  2. wow that layout is so amazing...love all that detail...
    such a sweet post..

  3. What a wonderful post. Very genuine and sincere! Isn't it just so nice to work for people you can feel so connected to in such a short time? So sorry you are leaving, I've enjoyed your work! However, you had to have had the best DT job in the world, so I'm happy for you too! Have a nice weekend, and thanks for sharing this beautiful page!

  4. Jeannie, your work has been a wonderful addition to the Authentique band of craft-eers! What a lovely tribute to this wonderful company.

  5. Oh! the side look of this card is much more attractive!
    Good hard work!

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