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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Altered Book!

I committed to participating in an altered book swap with some of the girlies from my WLG! I was very intimidated at first because I was not sure how it really worked! Then when I received the first book (Hiya Susan!!!) I was in awe! She did such an amazing job with her book...but then I was REALLY intimidated! LOL The way it works is that you find a book and alter it to fit your theme. She called her book the "Altered Me" book and changed the cover and many of the inside pages before passing it on. As the first recipient I altered several of the pages and then passed it on. It is a really cool concept! Well, now it was time for me to start my own! I went to the library and found a book that was on the for sale bookshelf. It is a book of movie quotes and is supposed to be used as a crazy Eight question kind of thing! You ask it a question and flip it open to a page that feels 'right' and there you are supposed to find your answer! Fun! I asked the book a question and was thrilled with my quoted answer, but it didn't seem to work as well for the rest of my family! LOL Anyhow, I put off starting this book because I thought it was going to be really hard, but it wasn't hard at all! In fact, it just started flowing! I decided I was going to call my new book 'Embrace Change'. I was pleased with the title because I am going through some changes in my life and it sounded like a clever and appropriate title! Well after all the brainstorming to come up with the name I didn't even wind up putting a title on the cover! LOL I altered the cover and cracked open the book! I whipped out several pages and decided that this has been one of my favorite projects of all time! I will be putting it in the mail today and cannot wait to get it back and see what all of my wonderful friends have added to it! I have also decided that I am going to do another one and fill it all myself...just when the mood hits! I am going to treat it like a journal/scrapbook! You should try one! : )

Here is the cover of my first altered book! The picture doesn't really capture the sparkle and pretty colors, but I wanted to share it anyhow!

Have a great day! : )



Melanie said...

This is beautiful, you did a fabulous job. What a neat project!!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my!
What a beautiful project!
I would love to find some true length of time to work on a treasured altered item. Must go on my inner list!

Sandy O said...

OH, Ann Marie, that is beautiful!!! HA! I just noticed that the other comments said the same thing. It must be the first thing that popped into all our minds when we saw the photo.

What a fun swap! Maybe you could share some of the pages so we (when I say we, I really mean ME, LOL) can know exactly what you mean by altering the pages.

Thanks for sharing another cool swap!

~Michelle~ said...

sounds like you are busy with swaps! This one soumds'll have to show us the book when you get it back!