Paper Altered Recycling Projects

New Blog!

Hello everyone! I know I have been away again for a while but I was going through some bad medical problems and just got done with an operation. I should hopefully be able to get back to my crafting and blogging now.

I have been working on my new blog which is hosted on my own domain now 🙂 and will link to my website: http://www.alteredupcycling.com. I am so excited about this. If y’all would still like to follow me please goto: http://www.alteredrecycling.com and subscribe to my new blog. I will make all new posts on the new blog form now on.

New Blog

I am really looking forward to seeing y’all there!

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FREE Craft e-book

Hi y’all!

I am sorry to be missing for so long, but I was off for a much needed vacation. I went to Uzbekistan and had the most magical time there travelling the silk route. I will post about the trip shortly with lots and lots of pictures but for now…

Just wanted to let you know that my book about smash books and scrapbooking in an eco friendly way and on a budget is FREE today Continue reading

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Let’s Make Cards!

 

Here is a card project from my recently published book. Hope y’all enjoy it! Check out the book here.

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We are going to be making some beautiful flowers and flower pots for our next card. The technique that we will use involves embossing paint chips and then using sand paper to rub the embossing to show the white

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Projects Galore – Make Upcycled Cards

As y’all know I have been working on a book and video series based on making cards from paint chips. I have made all the videos and also have the book ready to be released, hopefully this week. If you would like to know more about the book and its release please sign up at http://www.alteredupcycling.com or follow us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AlteredUpcycling

Here are some pictures that will give you an idea of the sort of cards we’ll be making 🙂

There are also lots and lots of videos on YouTube that y’all might be interested in checking out. Here is one of them:

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Upcycled Happy Birthday Card – Light the Candles :)

It’s my birthday this week and so I thought it would be fitting to share an upcycled birthday card that I came up with y’all! Another thing I am super excited about is my new mobile phone application! It runs on Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and the iPhone and iPad! You can get it here for free: aupcycling.mobapp.at It has free videos, projects, a gallery and much. Also follow us on facebook

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My Upcycled Scrapbox Desk :)

I love the scrapbox products. I have always been fascinated with doing a lot with little spaces. That is one of the reasons I love the Ikea stores. Can’t get over the fact that they can fit so much in so little space. It’s like they plan entire homes in the space I would normally think a single room with require.

I am sorry for being MIA recently but a lot has been happening. I got married for one 🙂 and very ill as well :(. It took me quite a while

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How to make a Smash Book the Upcycled way Part 3

Here I am again and I finally found some time to work on my Smash Book! The upcycled version looks pretty cool and I started work on the first page yesterday. I am going to talk about some upcycled embellishments over the weekend but I thought it would be cool to share what I did for my first upcycled smash book page with y’all!

Yesterday was an amazing day. I had lunch with a team at our company and also found the time to shop and get an awesome pair of shoes while waiting for our order to arrive 🙂 I had a lovely evening with friends and followed up on some very interesting projects at work. Got a few Continue reading

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Decoupage Steampunk Desktops

Nopes I don’t mean computer desktops. I mean old fashioned writing table desktops. The ones we used to sit at and do our homework or write letters or make the occasional jigsaw puzzle 🙂 I love desks and I have a beautiful one that was given to my older sister by our grandmother and to me by my sister. It’s quite old fashioned and Continue reading

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My Book of Inspiration

We all have lists of projects that we want to do. Some we find in magazines, others come to us in dreams, many more flood from blogs that we follow or blogs that we love 🙂 I have an ever growing list of projects I want to make but I find that most of the times I forget about the ideas because they are in many different places, in word files, on sticky notes, in sketchbooks, all over the place and when creativity strikes I don’t want to dig for ideas, I just want to create, altered books, artist trading cards, smash books, upcycled treasures…

Therefore I have resolved to make a book of inspiration. Have you noticed that since the new year has started I have been all about making scrapbooks, organizing memories and generally getting my crafting life in order? 🙂 I love the new me, hope it lasts… My book of inspiration will have clippings from magazines, sketches of ideas that I dream up and printed pictures of anything that is found on the WWW. Finally I will have all my ideas in one place complete with notes and doodles so that I can start on a project whenever the mood strikes.

You can choose to have a physical book or sketch book or you can also take pictures of anything and everything that catches your fancy, and that you would like to try your hand Continue reading

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Planning the perfect Craft Staycation Part 4

Day 2 of my craft staycation was loads of fun too! I made loads and loads of birthday cards, some victorian paper shows, scrapbook layouts and an idea jar to wrap the vacation up!

I started with the cards. I wanted to use all my paper scraps and left over embellishments that had been getting pushed to the back of my crafting pile. I pulled out all those scraps and stickers and embellishments, gathered a few blank cards and got to work. I came up with 12 birthday cards and loved making each and every one of them. I specially enjoyed using some ‘thank you’ cards that I had Continue reading

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