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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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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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Here’s another project sheet for you!

Here is another project sheet. I love to upcycle as y’all know and have so many CDs that keep piling up that I really needed to come up with a cool idea to upcycle them! That is how my CD cards were born. You can customize them for pretty much any occasion and even add small gift cards into the case. They make super cute gifts 🙂

I also wanted to share another new project with y’all. I have developed my very own mobile application! I am so super excited about it! 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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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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New Applications and Projects

I am so super excited about 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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New Videos and Announcing my Video-Books

Hello everyone!

I am very very excited today. As y’all may know I have already worked on four e-books and they are all available on amazon or etsy. All you have to do is search for Mahe Zehra Husain on Amazon and Altered Upcycling on Etsy. Here are their names:

  1. The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling
  2. Crafty Cans and Perplexing Plastic
  3. The Christmas Guide to Upcycling
  4. The Ultimate Guide to Smash Books, Smashing and making your own Upcycled Smash Books!

Now I have started working on a series of three Video Books. Each of these video books will deal with card making using paper, metal Continue reading

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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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Smash Books 101

I have been experimenting on how to make my own smash books and recently finished one that will chronicle all happenings 2012. I wrote a series of blog posts on my blog that y’all may have read recently.

Crafting a Green World was kind enough to have me over as a guest blogger and I did a Smash Books 101 blog post for them. For those of you who want all the information in one place head on over to their blog to see the entire post. 🙂

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All my books!

I am so super excited! All my books are now available on the Kindle. You can download them through the links shown in the sidebar on the right. Oh! and Amazon Prime members can read the books for free!

All three books are based on upcycling techniques. Turn soda cans, plastic packaging, fabric scraps, old books and magazines into works of art. Everything from cards, frames, scrapbook layouts, bags, ornaments and table decor!

The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling can also be downloaded for free if you sign up for my blog. 🙂

 

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