A Lovely Weekend To You

I’ve had a busy week and lots on my mind for new posts series starting soon at Layered Pages! As many of you know I posted about two giveaways and they are still open. Please don’t miss your chance to enter them. They are fabulous!

Gradie BirdieI’ve stared reading a southern story-Gradle Bird by J.C. Sassen- and I have fully embraced with the soulful sentiment in this story that reaches the core of a person’s heart. I am journaling passages that are making a profound impact on my journey reading this story. A story that touches you so…

So far, I am highly recommended this book. Hopefully I will be able to publish a review of the story soon. This will be part of my southern author’s series that I mentioned in a previous post. I was hoping to get a review up this week but yet again, it did not happen. I know my followers expect to see my book reviews and I need to be better at posting them. There is just not enough time in the day to get everything done!

Paper for book marksI’m also working on another project. I’ve got my paper selected for the 36 handmade bookmarks I’m making for a wonderful group of ladies. Can’t wait to see how they turn out! Bookmarks are so much fun to make. Normally I use scarp paper to make them but these I want to go all out. The ladies I am sending them to read Historical Fiction and I know these patterns are perfect for the genre.

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and thank you for visiting me today! See you on Monday.

Stephanie M. Hopkins



Southern Charm: Art Festival & A Book Event Weekend!

Weekndd event iI had a really great weekend with two events on Saturday. I attended an art festival and a book event- that included four southern authors. At the art festival I was delighted to see so much local talent. My good friend Elizabeth and her husband had a booth there to sell their Knits & Prints. I admire their work! Big fan here. I also met a new artist who I will be talking about more in a later post. Saturday was the perfect day for an outdoor festival. A neighborhood in Marietta, Georgia-close to the square- holds this event every year called the Cherokee Heights Arts Festival for those of you who are interested. Everyone there was friendly and full of enthusiasm and charm.


Weekend evet IIAfter that event I headed over to The Book Exchange for a four-author event of southern writers. When they talked about their books and read excerpts from their stories, I was completely captivated by these extraordinary writers and what they have written about.  Recently I have been thinking about showcases southern writers and they have inspired me to go ahead with this project. Each week I will be showcasing a southern author and will be talking a bit about their work. The authors at this event were Deborah Mantella, Bren McClain, Sheryl Parbhoo and J.C. Sassen. Be on the lookout for those posts. I highly recommend these ladies stories.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and thank you for visiting Layered Pages!

Stephanie M. Hopkins

Vintage Art & Historical Fiction


Image two vintage

This week’s vintage art collage/card turned out great! I had a lot of fun with this project and reflected on its meaning for my life and the lives of others. The month of November is one of my favorite times of the year and this piece shows much of my creative side. Many of you will recognize the mix-media I used for this craft. Among the supplies are Tim Holtz products and The Paper Studio. The background is heavy card stock and pattern paper I punched out into small squares. As you can see, I used layers and added metal and brads.

By Gaslight

I’m not sure I will have time for art this weekend. I have several social functions to attend to and I want to get a little bit more through, By Gaslight by Seven Price. This story has over seven hundred pages! Ahem, that is a lot of pages for someone who has a backlog of reviews a mile long and has a millions other things going on.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting Layered Pages this week.

Stephanie M. Hopkins