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Kid’s Book Keepsake Box

by Amy Bowerman

Kid's Book Keepsake Box

Hi there!  Recently I had the pleasure of participating in the Thrifty Love Gift Exchange.  I was paired up with another blogger and we were sent out into the thrifty world to shop for each other. I was paired up with Lesley from Recipe for Crazy.  After exchanging emails and visiting each others blogs we […]

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How to Alter a Book Cover

by Amy Bowerman

Altered Book Adhering Images

I found an old Mother Goose book at the thrift store the other day.  I’ve always wanted to alter a book and create a new story within its pages.  I like to start at the beginning of every story.  The beginning of this story begins with the cover.  Come along with me and I will […]

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Caterpillar Alice in Wonderland

Happy Friday everyone!  I am working full tilt on finishing The Alice in Wonderland Dresser.   This weeks theme at TOFF is “Mushrooms”.   I have finished the Final drawer featuring the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland in all his Mushroom loving glory.  I will be back in a few s with all of the details […]

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Alice in Wonderland Dresser part 7

Happy Friday Friends!  I sure am happy it’s Friday…how about you?  We have another fun challenge at TOFF this week…”Cake”.  For my project I have completed another drawer on the Alice in Wonderland Dresser.  This is the 7th installment in this ongoing up-cycling project….can you say Lucky number 7?  I’ve been waiting for the right […]

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Alice in Wonderland Dresser Flowers

Greetings from Wonderland!  This month both of my design teams have come together for another fantastic challenge!  The Altered Alice is sponsored by The Octopode Factory this fine February and that just makes me happy, happy, HAPPY!   The concept for the Alice in Wonderland dresser was born while I was a participant in the Altered […]

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Alice in Wonderland Dresser part 4

TGIF!!  Horray!  It’s FRIDAY and you know what that means…it’s time for another challenge at TOFF!  This week our theme is Cats and Dogs.  Ironically it is “Raining Cat’s and Dogs” today in my little corner of the world.  I considered creating something about the old saying “Raining Cats and Dogs” but since I’ve gotten […]

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The Wizard of OZ Lawn Chair

by Amy Bowerman

The Wizard of Oz Lawn Chair

Hi everyone!  I’m very excited to share the Wizard of Oz lawn chair I have created for the “Somewhere over the Rainbow” challenge at TOFF.  We are off to a glorious new year of challenges at TOFF first glitter, then stars, now rainbows…I’m in artistic heaven with all of my favorite things!!  The idea for […]

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Alice in Wonderland altered dresser

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.  This month at the altered Alice our theme is Stripes and the Design team is working with these wonderfully whimsical art stamps by Danita.  I LOVE these stamps!  They are absolutely delightful!  As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to feature them […]

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Care Bear Altered Mirrors

by Amy Bowerman

Care bear altered mirrors

It’s no secret that I LOVE the 80′s!!  I will use any excuse imaginable to revisit the days of my youth artistically.  This week at TOFF our challenge is “Movies and Film”.  For my Project I went with one of my childhood favorites…”The Care Bears Movie.” I knew I wanted to use Care Bears immediately.  […]

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octopode factory tea set

I am WAAAAY overdue with my posting schedule due to the recent Holiday and becoming an Aunt at the same time!  Yay I’m an Aunt!  After tweaking this project all week I’m finally satisfied with it…Woo Hoo!  I’ve created another Alice in Wonderland altered tea set for the TOFF challenge “Tea Things”  To see my […]

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