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!