Tuesday, 24 August 2010

LIFE'S A MANY ALTERED THINGS.....

The past month have been slow. Family had this flu-ish bug that had such a fun time with us, it wouldn't leave! Yet in the midst of all that, crafting had been interesting. I just altered things.
First, there was my good friend Adeline's birthday.... what do you get for someone who has more crafting stuff than you???? A very difficult problem that one.... So I had to do something that you can't buy elsewhere.... she has been winning card challenges... so making a birthday card was kinda scary...
Finally after much hmmming and aaaaahing, I decided to alter a 7" box for her to keep her beautiful cards in.. and a birthday card that's a mini scrapbook as well.... to scrap her special day.
She was screaming and hopping in delight at my home when she got it.... so I guessed she liked it! *wink*

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Last week I went out with Flo for lunch, we had to go by Courts for her to exchange her phone......As we walked to the Cashiers..... I spied with my little eye.... there in a corner..... this perfect table for my Big Shot machine! I've alway had a soft spot for tiled tables.... was $69, now $49!!!! Aiiiiiyah! must buy...... There looking at it, I was already making plans to altered the sterile white tiles.... The 3 pull out baskets and wood strip shelves were also just what I would have wanted!!!! HOW!?? I asked Flo.... she said "BUY!" SO both of us lugged a table each out to the car.... that was one of the quickest decision in my history of furniture buying! LOLS!
I've forgotten to take a picture of the before (altered) try to imagine white tiles and plain wood skirting..... but here's the finished table.... 
The paper used was WEBSTER'S PAPER ~ Sweet As Cherry Pie Collection!!! SO VERY VERY PRETTY!




















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After altered a large area like that I'm ready to do something smaller. My friend HH wanted something for her very first Primary 1 class who are taking their PSLE this year..... After scouting around (Daiso) for alterable things... I found these cute "pill" boxes.... actually I think those are for fishing stuff, bec I found then in that section....
The idea was to encourage them in the Lord, to trust in God for this stressful period of exams..... so I thought the bible verses stamped onto the double-sided paper would be helpful and appropriate. The boxes would be filled with mint sweets.... so that they may take time to RELAX, TAKE ONE (mint)!!!!
Did I mention I LOVe LUV my GYPSY!? It's truly one of my best buys decision.... where was i? Oh yes, the names were designed on the G and cut on the C (ricut) machine. The AC glittered cardstock paper is so so NICEEEEE for this project. I had to cut over each design 4 times, before it cut all the way through! Gotta change the blade soon too. That's the thing about glitter stuff... they do blunt the blade real quick! O my Xyron sticker machine finally came to good use.... I ran the glitter cardstock through first before I cut out the name.... super quick to stick on the names after that!
whoa! talk about being done with alterables for a while.... just got a call to do a wedding "angpow" box..... hmmmming and uhmmmmming now...... kekeke!