Tuesday, 29 December 2009


Hi and welcome to my blog :) I am starting this as part of what will no doubt form itself into a New Year's resolution to be more scrappy and do more things that I enjoy, so I decided it was time to have a place to ramble on and post pretty much whatever interests me that day!

I chose the name Altered Orchid because I love to grow orchids and think they're absolutely beautiful, and altering is something that's fast becoming a firmly established part of my life these days! I hope always to aim at doing the name justice.

Having just finished the rush of Christmas presents and a few thank you cards, I wanted to make something for me which tied in perfectly with the January theme at The Scrappy Tree; new year, new beginnings. I've now realised that the colour scheme matches the background I've chosen for my blog!

I decided to make a mini-album with a 6x6 scalloped chipboard album from Papermania that has been sitting in my stash since I bought it a year ago. I am really liking the idea of doing a page in it at the end of every month using an image or photo that spoke to me over that month. This is the front cover...

I quite like the idea of theming it around Ali Edwards' Word of the Year, as soon as I figure out what my word will be! I am liking 'peace' or 'bliss' at the moment, really feeling the need for a calming influence and a bit of escapism!


Julie Boeck said...

Oh, this is beautiful!!! I love the mini album! I am glad that I am not the only one who has mini albums laying around that need to be used!! :) I love the colors you chose and design that you used for the cover! I look forward to reading your blog every day!!! (Now there's pressure to post every day! lol)

Michelle said...

Oh Gayle, this is so cool!! I am also putting the pressure on!! Gonna check this often!! ;) I love your mini!! The colors are gorgeous!! I am joining the bandwagon of a word for the year. Shhh.. don't tell Julie I have about a half dozen mini's sitting around here that I have never done anything with!! :o I really need to work on that this year, huh?! LOL
Happy New Year, my friend!! :)