Eclectic Paperie Design Team – First Post!

I’m posting today as a member of the Eclectic Paperie design team… so honored to join this talented team! My fellow new team members, Alison Bomber and Annette Green, are also posting today so please be sure to check out their creations, too.

It was fun to rifle through the box of goodies Kim sent from EP and come up with a plan. I knew I wanted to work with an inexpensive wood framed mirror I’d picked up recently at Michael’s. The new Curiosity Collection from Authentique appeals to me and I realized I could make the mirror a teacher’s gift since many of the patterns are school-ish.

I used two pieces of a Maya Road triangular chipboard album to make the frame more interesting, covered them with paper, and added Wendy Vecchi’s Blossom Bucket flowers to each one. This is the first time I’ve used the BB pieces… they’re really very intricate and highly textured, yet not too heavy.  I think I want to get another set and save it to use as stamps!

After cutting squares and distressing the edges, I embellished the plain teal squares with a Market Street Stamps alpha stamp and Dyan Reavely’s letters background stamp, using black archival ink.

I started thinking of this hanging in a teacher’s classroom and how there are frequently motivational signs in classrooms saying things like “You’re a Star Student!” so I grabbed some Maya chipboard stars and covered them with more of the patterned paper.

I picture some little cutie Kindergartener smiling at his/herself in this one.

Please visit Eclectic Paperie and check out Kim’s site, store, blog, videos, etc.  On Tuesday, December 4th, EP is participating in Ali Edwards’ December Daily Giveaway so you might want to sign up to follow the EP blog… there will be prizes!

Hope you have a great day!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Congrats, Marjie! Love this piece, but then I really mean it when I say that about all your work!

  2. very cool!

  3. Awesome project Marjie! So much great texture and pattern. I’m honored to be on the EP team with you. Thanks for the mention.

  4. Congrats on you new DT job. That’s a cool project, great idea and wonderful photos.

  5. Hi Marjie
    Congrats on the DT post. Loving the way you have used the papers on your project. Brilliant altered piece.
    Crafty Hugs
    Annie x

  6. Gorgeous mirror Marjie! I love the patterns and colors of the paper! Cool angles too…it’s an architectural eye draw! Congrats on the first EP post!!!

  7. What a wonderful gift you have created not only artful but also practical.
    Fabulous use of the papers you received to work with Marjie.
    Yes, definitely looks like mosaic.

  8. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Super job on this very fun altered mirror! I love that you took the shapes outside the frame of the mirror. It has a real mosaic feel to the design, too. Love it!

  9. congrats on being part of the Eclectic paperie DT 🙂 great first creation for them x Debi x

  10. I love how you used the patterns on the paper – esp. on the triangles! This has so many different patterns yet has places that draw the eye and let the eye rest!

  11. What a fantastic altered project, showing off those gorgeous papers to perfection! Still waiting for my goodies to cross the Atlantic… so looking forward to playing!!
    Alison xx

  12. Congrats! You’ve done an awesome job of capturing the schoolroom spirit! The kids will love it!

  13. Great project, Marjie! I like the way you used the chipboard pages to change the shape of the mirror to make it more interesting. The stars are a great addition for a classroom.

  14. Fabulous project, Marjie!! Love that we got to see you in the project as well!!

  15. Yea for you! How exciting that you made another DT! They made a great choice! Your mirror is fabulous. I love those gorgeous papera and the unique shape. Can’t wait to see more.

  16. How lucky is EP to have you as a member. You put this together so nicely. What a great gathering of pieces and colors.

  17. Let me start by saying, “CONGRATULATION” and I know EP has to be thrilled to have you as part of the DT! Love how you put this together and such a grand entrance project! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

  18. Brillian Marjie! Such a stunning creation and so inspiring! Love the way you used all of the elements!

  19. What a fun and creative project! It looks great! 🙂

  20. What a great first project as a new member of the DT Marjie, this is beautiful and so practical as well. The papers are gorgeous and they look very impressive all patchworked up on the mirror. Fabulous Teacher gift and great pics of you too. Hugs, Anne x

  21. Congrats on joining the DT! Love your beautiful mirror and seeing your beautiful face in it!

  22. Love what you’ve done with the papers Marjie. Love the little extras too. Congratulations again for your new DT spot.

  23. Very interesting layout Marjie & congratulations on your new team!!

  24. Well done on this new DT post – love your fist piece! I’m off to check out the other DT newbies who are creating with you. x

  25. Huge well deserved congrats on your new DT position, and what a way to start your stint! Love this mirror and your happy face in it:) Hugs, Buttons x

  26. A wonderful gift Marjie. Love how you have used the papers and added to the shape too.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  27. Lynn Stevens says:

    Congrats on your new DT spot Marjie!!!. Love your mirror project, What a Great gift!!!
    hugs Lynn

  28. Congrats becoming DT member Marjie…your creation is gorgeous, as usual!! :-))
    have a nice weekend, Alie 🙂

  29. Great first post as part of the design team. Love the combo of alphabets and numbers and people with the 3-D triangles and buttons. Reading, writing and arithmatic all the way. Fab teacher or classromm gift! xox

  30. Awesome mirror, Marjie and congrats on your new dt position!

  31. CONGRATS on the DT!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that mirror!!!! BEAUTIFUL colors and loveeeeeeeeee the design! And loving seeing your beautiful face in there! 🙂

  32. This is great Marjie – I love the papers & the colours – a great framed mirror and love the ffect of you taking the picture in the reflection!!!