Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Altered Art Book For My Aunt Val

This is a small altered art scrapbook I made for my Aunt Val for her birthday a few years ago. Materials/medium:  Small children’s board book (about 4″ x 6″), scrapbook paper, ribbon, pressed flowers, tiny seashells, photographs, scrapbook accessories, acrylic … Continue reading

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Bathroom Bling For The Mother Who Has Everything!

Are you stumped as far as what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Last March I found the perfect gift for the mom who has everything. It was at the Spring Boutique in Brea, California. Can you guess what … Continue reading

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My First Altered Art Book

My first altered art book was pretty simple. If I had known about adding pockets to tuck photos and keepsakes into, I would have added some, but I didn’t know about them then. I started with an old children’s board … Continue reading

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Altered Art Book Wedding Gift

In a post on December 7, 2011, I shared an altered art book I made one year for my parents’ Christmas gift. You can read about it here. I then posted about a photo box that I decorated with altered … Continue reading

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Shadow Boxes Make Great Gifts

Just in case you’re looking for a special gift to make for Christmas, I thought I’d share my shadow boxes with you. Little mementos or souvenirs are perfect to use in a shadow box I once mentioned to my friend … Continue reading

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Props For School Visits

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.”                                          … Continue reading

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