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Time marches on!

Hope it's a GREAT Sunday for YOU....Jean Here to say HI. 

OK, barely got the Christmas stuff put away and BAM, it's Valentines Day, Chinese New Year, and so on.   I am beginning to understand why people keep their tree up all year!

On a brighter note.....I'm very happy to announce that we will partner with Faerie Song Stamps this month on the Blog.    This company has a wide selection of fairies, mermaids, dragons, mice and other sweet stamps.

I have to say it is a departure for some of our Design Team and that's what we like to do, exercise those creative muscles.   Maybe that sweet Fairy will have a dark twist.   Watch for the Design Team to dazzle you! 

Speaking of DAZZLE -  We have a new Design Team member!   Judy Wood is an amazing artist and poet.  Watch for her posts and wonderful art.   

Sadly, we have a team member departing....Betsy Skagen ends her participation with AlteredPages.   She is taking a step back for a while to regroup and refresh.  Betsy has been a great team addition with a quirky sense of humor & fab art projects.

Keep in mind, place a 10.00 or more postal order and get a FREE rubber stamp plate until Monday at midnight.  The stamp celebrates Mardi Gras and it's festivities.

Then, starting Tuesday a $10.00 or more postal order gets you a FREE Asian Ambiance, deeply etched red rubber stamp to celebrate Chinese New Year

Stay warm and let us Alter your Creativity.  

Last chance for 
MailboxMuse Kit orders!! 


  1. Betsy we will miss you and your art projects. Best of luck to you.


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