Guest Designer: Marcia Dehn-Nix

Hello from Minnesota! My name is Marcia Dehn-Nix from OneScrapAtATime. The past 30 years I have been married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 kids who are currently all in college! Luckily, the oldest will be graduating in December, YEAH! Since my kids aren't around, I dote on my fur babies; a dog and 3 cats. I did not intend to have 3 cats. I am kind of a stray magnet. It gets cold here and I cannot stand to see cats out and about. I have been scrapping for about 15 years and love all kinds of paper crafting. I have an eclectic style that ranges widely from simple pages to shabby chic. It really depends on the paper and photos and the story I want to tell with them. I am lucky to be able to play with Authentique Paper products on a regular basis in my design team work at ScrapTownLady, an on-line store.

With Halloween behind us, I have some Christmas projects to get you in the mood. I worked with the Tradition collection. The colors in this collection are bright and cheery. Lots of traditional elements yet with a trendy style. Layouts are my favorite, so my first project I made was this...

With Authentique's thicker papers I can distress and use some mixed media and know the paper will hold up well. I added some bricks using molding paste to coordinate with the bricks in my photo. Some gesso keeps the background paper from being too distracting when I want you to see the bricks. Then I used some chalk ink to add a little bit of grey and tan coloring.  I had to fussy cut out some of those fun stockings to hang...

I made a couple of poinsettias too with the pattern papers and added a touch of Inca Gold to give them a festive feel.

I love giving a gift where the recipient exclaims, WOW! You made this! When I saw this drum SVG file, I knew I had to make one for my son. He is a drummer in the North Dakota State University marching band. I filled it with some Christmas candy. It will make an awesome care package while he is studying for finals.

Here's a better look at the drum....

My last project is a Christmas card. I love that the stickers in this collection work great for sentiments on cards.

Be sure to visit Marcia's personal blog and say hello, and please let her know we sent you! 

Also, check out our "We Spy..." board on Pinterest; and don't forget to share your projects with us on Facebook!  If we spy fabulous projects using Authentique products, we might just feature you in a future blog post!


  1. Wow, what gorgeous creations, Marcia! I love the layout and card to pieces, and that little drum has got to be the cutest, most creative candy holder ever!

  2. Beautiful projects Marcia! I always love your style and you are spot on - Authentique's papers are such nice quality they are perfect for every project!!! Congratulations on your guest designer spot

  3. Gorgeous -- thank you for the inspiration!

  4. I love your projects, especially the card!

  5. Marcia, I love your projects!! Beautiful work!


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