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Altered Box Swap Participants

Well, we only had three participants for the inaugural Housewives Altered Box swap here on Altered Pages, but the ones I received were great.Here’s Tristan’s BoxRosa’s Boxand finally, Marilyn’sThe boxes have all been swapped around and have found their way to their new homes.I want to thank Tristan and Rosa for participating with me.  As long as I get two people signed up for a swap, that swap will happen.

Brand new Scrumposity!

Just got these in and they are in very limited quantities.
GIANT Rhinestones is the name and they are BIG. I want to place these all over everything!  Beautifully faceted with gorgeous images! YUMMY





To see them click here

Wild West Tag Book Swap Deadline Approaching

Just a reminder that tomorrow at midnight (Saturday, March 31st) is the deadline to sign up for the Wild West Tag Book Swap.  Please CLICK HERE for more information.Email me at mcgoo4@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

Making Progress with the Office cleaning & reorganizing

So far emptied 8 boxes (biggish cardboard ones) and sorted through 24 smaller boxes, consolidating and cleaning.   Lot's of duplications in the boxes, NOT now!   I love the ones that simply say "Embellishments"!



Dumped a whole box of catalogs, HEAVY
still making piles to sort through
And this is the hallway, boxes and bins and bags OH MY!  Dragged it all out of the office, so I have a real need to get it all put away!     The neighbors will reccommend me to Hoarders TV!
I do see that the future brings a much neater environment.   Until I make the next projects, fill orders or put together customer kits!    OH well, that's fun, right?

Having Fun with Altered Pages

Hi Everyone!  I'm Peg Rounds and I am so happy to be a new design team member for Altered Pages!  I'm am having so much fun already here. 

Today I'd like to share with you a quick late night project that I did using items from the Altered Pages store.  The only thing on this that was not from there is the ribbon because I didn't have any, but that's changed.  It's now on it's way!  Be sure to check out the cool ribbon by Glitz they carry here

I love making tags.  Besides being used for gifts they can also be used for fun things such as bookmarks.  If you're like me and love to read, you can never have enough bookmarks.  At night I often want to work on one of my craft projects, but am too tired or it's too late to start something large so I will sit and create a tag. 

On this one, I used the manila tags for a base.  They help to make the project sturdy and allows you to stamp or write a saying on the back if you'd like to decorate it, too.…

Literal Spring Cleaning

I can't take it anymore!    My space is protected by Killer Dust Bunnies!

Let's get a dialogue going on how best to organize our stashes.    What do you use to corral items?  Are you a box, shelf or bin person?   Do you like clear boxes, drawers, labeling, color coding or what else?

I found these cool drawers on Amazon.com  Have I told you that I have become an Amazon junkie? You can get ANTYHING there!  And not always from big suppliers, they sell little guys stuff too. We have our favorite coffee and teabags delivered monthly, it seems an Amazon package shows up at least twice a week with something. 
Below is a hodgepodge that will be dismantled this week.  I do love my IKEA dining room sideboard, the drawers are shallow and meant for linens but are perfect for German Scrap, boxes of buttons and trims, etc.    I do love the black and see thru drawers but cannot find them anymore. 


The photo below is obviously a work in progress, and you should see the closet! 
I am doing a layo…

SpRiNg has SpRuNg!

Yep!  Spring has sprung all around & definitely at Altered Pages!  All the Design Team seem to have the FEVER & are busy creating kits with some of the many Spring & Easter collage sheets! {Check ALL the kits out here!}
Hi! Becky V. here today! Some of you may have already seen some of the kits on the site recently, but I wanted to share a little more of a peek at mine, a SPRING Banner kit!

In the spirit of Spring, I made this banner kit because I couldn't resist the flower seed images & these women on Jean's site! They just spoke to me!! And, I've always wanted to hang a sweet banner in my home!

The kit is chock-full of amazing goodies to create a banner as close to mine as possible (all 6 flags)!! Here's what the FABULOUS Jean has pulled together for the kit:
"You receive chipboard, tart tins, German Glass Glitter, collages, text pages, muslin and other fabric pieces.  You also get a foam paint brush, ink pad, paper flowers, lace, ribbon, beads and…

AP Collage Backgrounds

AlteredPages is still the Queen of Collages with almost 3000 sheets available! Look at how versatile they can be, do you see the green one used on Katrina's darling little Birdies in the previous post?



If you have not seen the collage sheet backgrounds you have missed a very important item.   Katrina used them in her ATC's so beautifully. 

click here to see just some of the fabulous sheets

Animal ATCs

Hi everyone, Katrina here. I am a member of the design team and I am from the UK. This is my first post on the blog and I have been playing with some of the animal images that are such fun. I have made many, many ATCs over the years but they are such a great size to use and great to swap with your crafting friends. They are also just right to use up all these little scraps and images left over from your larger projects. If you have never tried this size then give it a go, an ATC is always 2.5 x 3.5, either landscape or portrait and there is only one rule, they must be exchanges for another ATC or given as a gift, but never sold.


For the bird ATC I used images from the Tweedle Dee, green background and French Postage

For the Style ATC I used images from the Travel and Curiosities of nature.


Happy crafting! love Katrina

JUMPING UP AND DOWN !!!!

OH  MAN! This is so wonderful and so FUN You can cut without any mat, make straight and wavy lines, makes you WANT to play! This is great for the kids too, no risk of cutting you or any surface. click here for more info

Wild West Tag Book Swap

Hello, your Swap Princess here.  It’s time for another swap from Altered Pages.  We plan on hosting these swaps on a monthly basis, starting around the 15th of each month.  The next swap will be posted in April, so there is going to be a little overlap until we get all the bugs worked out (& your Swap Princess gets into the swing of things).This go round, we will be doing a Tag Book Swap, with a Wild West theme in honor of Arizona’s 100th anniversary.Okay, you have a lot of options here.  You can choose to go with Cowboys, Cowgirls, Indians, Ladies of the Evening, Ranchers, Miners, or even a mix of them all!Here’s what you need to do.  Take a minimum of 5 tags (please, nothing smaller than 2-3/8” x 4-3/4”) and decorate them using the Wild West theme.  Bind them together (it can be as simple as a binder ring inserted through the tags’ holes) and send them to me.  I will swap them around and mail them back out.  Don’t forget to put your information on back (name, date, series, etc.)…

A flurry of Spring Design activity at Alteredpages!

WOW - we have quite a talented group of newbies on the AlteredPages Design Team. None of these Ladies are new to art or the process of creating!  We are so incredibly proud to add to our already AMAZING Team of talented artists.
The art matches the order of names below; Susan

Peg
leslierayhe
Roni
Kelli
We have new designers on our team! And wow are they talented. They will be sharing more photos of projects they have created. They are diverse, skilled and fun!   You can find their BIO's later this week on our website for your review and amazement!  

Here they are;
Susan Brown ~ Florida
Peg Rounds ~ llinois
Leslie-Rayhe Strickland ~ Texas
Roni Johnson ~ Indiana
Kelli Green ~ Virginia

Artist Spackle New Product used on RECYCLED wall art

One of our newest items is Artist Spackle  and here is an example of it's use.....very cool stuff!   

project created by Stephanie Siatta 

click here for more info

Some Spring Texture

This piece was done in an hour and a half.  Mixing fabric, machine sewing, photo, embellishments including beads as a border along the bottom and hand stitching.   A fun project and a nice gift item.   Use any items laying around with a special photograph for an instantly personalized piece.  (approx. 6 X 8)

ENJOY

New Paris Trunk Ink colors

Click for new ink colors
We have more arrivals coming to us just for your creating!      Did you see our Graphic 45 paper pads?



We also have new kits coming.    Get ready for Spring & some lovely colors to cheer away the winter!

Chinese New Year - a little late!

Hi everyone! Becky here today to share a post that I have been meaning to get up for about a month now!!
These pictures are of the altered box I did for a Chinese New Year swap some of the Yahoo Group members participated in earlier this year. SO! Here it is...This is the Year of the Dragon, so that was our theme for the altered boxes. I used a shadow box from an AP set & decorated the outside with scraps of Joss papers, a Chinese restaurant menu & other scrap. For the lid, I brushed on Tim Holtz's Distress Paint in Antique Brass pretty heavily to get some texture. Then I punched holes in the sides to slide the chopsticks in. Inside, I made a mini-accordian book that's attached to the box... I used images from 3 different Dragon collages to fill in the pages of the mini, as well as more Joss papers & scraps - including some fortunes I had saved! I think it turned out pretty cool & was a lot of fun to do! I sure hope my swap partner liked it…