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Altered Hearts March: Volume 2 Issue III

It’s the third Thursday of March which can only mean one thing – the new issue of the ScrapAritist zine, Altered Hearts, is now in the shop.

This month Sherrie JD and her fabulous team bring you the wonderful, whimsical, world of steampunk.

This issue is jam packed with interviews, reviews, ideas, fonts, dolls, challenges, inspiration and freebies all in the theme of steampunk.

Meet Winona Cookie the muse behind the beautiful collage works of Ramona Szczerba and get to know Jodie Patterson of Gypsy Chick Designs.

Oh and did I mention Michael deMeng? Yes, there is a full interview with the man himself.
You may recognise our guest writer this month from around the forums. Come and meet her in the forum and gallery and see how you too can be a guest on the zine.

There is a small cover price of $3.00 but you will get it for free if you are signed up to Sherrie JD’s newsletter. If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to do so now to get the next issue for free. Do this by going HERE to Sherrie’s blog and clicking the ‘Newsletter’ link at the top of the page.

For all the best cutting-edge Steampunk ideas, come and party with the Altered Hearts team like it’s 1899!

Frida's Memory Box

I think of all the memory boxes I have done, so far this one is my favourite.

I hope Frida would approve.

Everything by Sherrie JD available at ScrapArtist.
Click on image for full credits.
I have another memory box in mind to do over the next few weeks. I wonder if you can guess to whom it will belong?
Thank you for stopping by and have a happy St Patrick's Day.

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day every one!
Are you wearing green?
Are you eating?
Joshua says he will eat broccoli pizza tonight - hmmmm, we'll see...

Challenge: Scrapping the Music

I found Scrapping the Music via the lovely Georgia. After visiting the challenge blog I couldn't stop singing this line, so I had to scrap it to try and get it out of my head. The song is 'Anything Else But You.' from the movie Juno. I'm too late to enter the challenge but hope it will purge that line from my head! Or may be not... :-)

Everything available from ScrapArist.com

Also used:
Stripy Alpha: Deckchair Alpha by Kate Hadfield
Doodle Border: Capture the Moment by Kate Hadfield and Designs by Lili

Thank you for looking!

This Morning...

…he was horrible this morning.
'Don't wanna eat! Don't wanna get dressed! Don't wanna go to school! Wanna watch TV and draw!'
I drag him out from under the table to get his clothes on.
We're late.
I hear him running upstairs and slamming draws.
I prepare to have to carry him screaming to the car.
He runs down the stairs.
'I'm ready to go to school now, mom.'
All as sweet as pie.
A big happy grin on his face.
'I heard you in the draws - what were you doing?'
'NO, don't ask, mom. Let's go! Let's go!'
'I have to get something from upstairs.'
I go upstairs and see nothing unusual.
I go back down.
Joshua is waiting by the door.
'C'mon, let's go mom. Let's GO!'
He shoves me out the door.
We're back on time now.
We get in the car and he still won't tell me.
Finally he eats half a bagel and Nutella.
'So what were you doing in the draws, Joshua?'
'Noooo, don't want to say!'
'Is it a secret?'
Munching on bagel.
More silence.
More munching.
'Mo-om… You don't have a toothbrush… It's in my draw.'
'You can't clean your teeth!'
'And I have your make-up too…'
Heeehheeehhaahh ahheeehhee ahaaheeeee…
All the way to school!

Bed Head

As I lay in my bed last night this is what was going thro my head...

As a child I was not considered the sweetest.
Sue was the oldest and most beautiful.
Barbara the youngest and cutest.
I was plump and in the middle.
With a pudding basin haircut for most of my childhood years.
I was often mistaken for a boy.
I was just was not sweet enough.
I don't remember too many kisses and cuddles or ooos or arhs from dodting parents.
Mostly be quiet, get your elbows off the table, don't be so rude!
My mother didn't believe in nicknames, shortening names, or terms of endearment.
I did get called carroway seed.
Look it up.
It's practical and plain.
It has no reference to cute, sweet or lovable.
BUT, (que dramatic, happy, happy, music) look who's living the sweet life now! :-)
I'm sure I could win a hotdog eating competition...

Yes, that's what was running thro my head last night - hotdogs and all!

Happy Wednesday everyone.


Sunday Postcard - Travel

My entry for the Sunday Postcard theme of travel

Everything by Christine Honsinger aka Fiddlette available at ScrapArtist
Paper & Strawberry: Steampunk Sue & LuLu Too COMING SOON
Barbara & Winston: Adelaide & Amelia
Tile Floor: Caliope Catches the Moon
Alpha: Altered Alpha

Lost Things by A Fine Frenzy

Beautiful and inspirational...

Collage Obsession - Movies

It's Sunday. It's Oscars' night, but am I watching them? No, we have Yo Gabba Gabba on tv. BUT I couldn't help joining in with Collage Obsession's challenge to create a collage with the theme 'movie' using a wonderful Dorothy Lamouran poster.

Here is the original poster.

And here is my collage...

Movie Poster: Challenge Freebie at Collage Obsession
Everything by Christine Honsinger / Fiddlette at ScrapArtist
Curtain: Altered Elements II
Borders: So Edge-y
Blue Paper: Art Journal III
Yellow Paper: Windy Van Hootens
Hanging Stars: Caliope Catches the Moon

Sunday Postcard Art - Mermaids

I've never played at Sunday Postcard Art before. I found the blog via Amber and Jayne/Peppa Pig. I'm too late to play but I wanted to post as a thank you for the inspiration!


Everything by Christine Honsinger / Fiddlette at ScrapArtist
Mermaids & Background Paper: Mermaids
Vintage Roses: Adelaide & Amelia
Starburst Paper: Welcome to My Happy Place
Banner: Bad Fog - Pink Girl

Also Used:
Brushes: Gypsy Chick @ ScrapArtist
Doodle Outline: We All Have a Story by Kara Fredricks

Sunday Postcard Art - Mermaids

I'm too late to play but I wanted to post as a thank you for the inspiration!

Today You...

Today you went to school with a bag full of hats. At circle time you put them all on your head for everyone to see and then tried to jump up and down. Teacher Melissa called you a goofball.
You asked 'What's a goofball?'


It's hard not to be influenced by Alice in Wonderland at the moment. Huge billboards of Johnny Depp dressed as the Mad Hatter are all over LA and the movie is released tonight.

Every morningthis week Joshua has said.

'Mommy, tell me the story of Alice in Wonderland.'

And so I begin.

'Once apon a time there was a little girl called Alice. She was sitting in a beautiful field reading with her little cat next to her when suddenly she saw a little white rabbit holding a pocket watch...'

I won't bore you with the rest of my version.

When I saw this new printer draw by Sherrie JD I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it.

Here is Alice's Memory Box...

Click HERE for full credits.

And on the way home Joshua says.

'Mom, let me tell you the story of Alice,' and he begins with 'One day Alice was sitting in a BEUUUUUOOOOO-TI-FUL field...'

Cute & Cuddly

This kit worked so perfectly with the conversation I had with Joshua coming home in the car this evening...

Everything from Cute & Cuddly by Christine Honsinger available at ScrapArtist.

Thank you for looking.


Using the new kit, Elinore by Aja Abney available tomorrow from ScrapArtist...