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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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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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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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Planning the perfect Craft Staycation Part 3

Now that all the major preparation is done all we need to do is gather the kits and the snacks and get ready for our Crafty Staycation!

For snacks I have the following:

  • Popcorn
  • Candy
  • Trail Mix

I am going to be making sandwiches for lunch and pasta for dinner. I will make the meals in the morning and then put them in the fridge

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Planning the perfect Craft Staycation Part 2

Next up we will look at gathering relevant tools, materials and coming up with a playlist J. Music is very important for the soul, especially the creative soul and I make sure I always have some on in the background while I am crafting.

Since we already have a staycation program ready, all we have to do is go over the program and make a list of all the tools and materials we will need.

Since all my projects are mostly paper projects here are the tools and materials that I had assembled on my work table:

  • My diecutting machine complete with all dies and embossing folders
  • A few favourite stamps (I think narrowing the choice down helps one to craft, otherwise I sit for hours trying to figure out which stamp will look best. Making this decision before really helps!)Request Feedback Continue reading
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How to plan the perfect craft staycation

I have spent all day working on the perfect schedule for my craft staycation. As mentioned in my previous blog post, the first step is to actually make a list of all the projects that you wish to make during your staycation and to estimate the amount of time they will take. I am extremely fond of all sort of papercraft. From scrapbooking and altered art to mixed media and mini books. This is why my craft

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My Craft Staycation!

I have a few holidays coming up and since life at work and home has been so busy lately I have decided to plan a craft staycation for myself! This idea struck me as I was wistfully going over all the different craft retreats and cruises available to crafters these days. Unfortunately time constraints do not allow me to travel and currently no such activities are scheduled in my city. So if I cannot go to a craft retreat I have vowed that it shall come to me 🙂

Over the next 5 days I will lay out a plan for the most awesome craft staycation ever! Read on if you too are wanting some crafting and me time to get away from the hectic routine of everyday life…

Embellishment made using Sizzix Dies

Embellishment made using Sizzix Dies

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Pakistan in a Packet! :)

I am home for the holidays and am loving the feeling! I have had a terribly hard semester and finally it’s over! I am getting a lot of time with family, friends and am able to craft as well! For supplies I am looking in the absolutely beautiful bazaars in Pakistan. In fact I have decided to put together a few kits for the mixed media artist! They are going to contain…

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Metal ATCs for Trade – All Traded! =)

I am so excited about this new technique that I just can’t stop making crafty things…

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This and That….

I was enjoying the summer, trying to be creative and making the most of time away from school, but what do you think happened today? I was struck by the common cold and am feeling miserable now with a sore throat and fever…Oh well! such is life. Even now I refuse to sit idle, i.e. not make something =), and so have been trying my hand at some beaded earrings that I will share with all of you once they are done. I need to make a trip to Jo-Ann’s to get some finishing touches for those…Hmmmm maybe tomorrow if this stupid cold permits…

For now I wanted to share some thoughts…

I have some ATCs for trade and because for some reason my flickr account won’t let me login I am posting pictures of available ATCs for trade here. Let me know if something catches your eye!

Now on to other things…

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