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All Things Altered Hop

Welcome to the All Things Altered Blog Hop
(oh and this is post #500 for CNS)

{Maybe Tim will notice my little blog and project and he will add me to his Blog List?  Could you imagine!} 
You should know before checking out my Altered Cork Board,  I started learning about the techniques, products and inks 5 months ago. 

You should be just arriving from Pinky's Blog and her fabulous project!  If you are just arriving you'll want to start with our hostess Pam!  I have a BIG project!  I ended up changing what I was planning on doing a couple of weeks ago so I really had to push it to get my project done.  I will be featuring the tags I worked on in more detail over the coming week.  So you can see them in more detail.
For my project I altered an old cork board.  This board is truely beat up!  What do you need to make one of these...well some of these goodies might help.  I did a lot of borrowing, using what I had, $1 Store shopping and coupon purchasing.

I wanted to line my cork board with cork.  I went to my local Wine Kit store and picked up the more pricy corks, 30 for $5.95.  I then cut them in half.  WOW upper body workout!

I started brainstorming idea's for my board.  I want a spot where I can display my latest projects, what I want to work on and what inspires me.

My Inspirational Tags {The four seasons}
With these tags I went all out trying new things and stretching my creativity.  I kept a common theme with the Rickety House and fence.  Each tag has season goodies tucked and around the whole tag.

My Spring Tag
My inspiration was Umberlla Man die. I made rain drops, metal flowers, mosic butterflies and used the bottle cap my husband saved for me.

My summer tag. 
I used metal seashell accents that I coloured, cheesecloth as netting and a coke bottle cap!  The balloons are honeycomb paper and pipecleaner bows to keep the retro feel.  I even added sand paper for sand.

My Fall/ Halloween Tag
If you know my blog you know I was in heaven making this tag.  Yes, heavy on the spooky side but really fall is all about Halloween for me.  So it's no surprise I went haunted. 

My Winter Tag
The 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Tags were my first ever TH Tag I created.  So, just coming off those I found this tag was easier than the others. Here you'll see mini lights, wreaths, fresh cotton snow, green garland and even the coke a cola cap, minus the polar bear.

Ohhhh I like these signs.  I used black paint on the wrought iron topper, then distressed and used Rock Candy.  For the sign I embossed, stained and distressed by sanding the edges.  I cut the letters to create the words, "INSPIRE" and "CREATE".

Little post it notes on altered chipboard coasters.  Perfect to write notes for stuff I need and what I have to do.  Some pattern paper and large brads...these were made in 5 minutes!

Below my Inspire sign I attached a clip.  This is for projects I want to work on.

On the Create side I can collect swatch ideas for projects coming up.

Along the top, my seasonal tag Winter is popped in the corner along with tags I've made and may be working on.  Just clip them up out of the way.

Seasonal Tag Spring in the opposite corner along with my March Tag.

An old ruler adds a great vintage feel and helps break up the board.  I stole this ruler from my husbands tool box.

I saved this "skull" brooch from my halloween costume!  Tied with a peice of tulle and clipped on to seperate my tags.

I found this large key at Michaels for $0.50 and clipped along the top.

My Fall/ Halloween tag is attached to my altered clipboard.

A little modge podge, pattern paper and a few creepy accents pulls this clipboard together.

Pulled all together my board is packed with inspiration all year long.  There are finished projects, ones on the go and tons of techniques to inspire me.

I hung my board up over my desk.  Below my Tags of Christmas 2011...

And above my buttons, metal trinkets and wooden boxes of Distress inks/ blocked sponges.

Be sure to check back to my blog this week starting Monday. I will be posting ALL the tags and the altered clipboard on their own in more detail, more photo's and how I got there! There's just too much detail on each tag and board to show you here

Here's the hop list incase you need it.
9 .Laura Evangeline - www.lauraevangeline.blogspot.com

Want to win some goodies?  Sure you do... 

 Redonkoulas is a new  Canadian Company offer cute, whimsical and cheeky digi's.  I have even used them myself (HERE).  Lets help grow her Blog and the more you choose to do them more chances to win.  And I have a little something to offer.  This is the Tim Holtz die Scrollwork.  I picked it up for moi but... one of you can have it.  You have up to 5 chances to win.



1. Leave me a comment
2. Get Stalking the Redonkoulas Blog and help her grow
3. Leave her a comment that you're coming from here.
4. If you follow me let me know so I can say HI. 
  5. You can click HERE and be one of my Facebook BFF's.
One WINNER will get to pick 2 Images!  LUCKY!!!!  Oh and when you're over at Redonkuluos she also has a Giveaway going on so MORE CHANCES TO WIN!

You don't have to do all the options, it's just more enteries.  All it takes is one comment.  Oh and if you like my stuff then follow so you can see more.  I like to know people stalk for inspiration and not to win.  I don't do a lot of giveaways so if your here it's for the crafts.
I know it was a long post and if you read it all WOW!  Thanks for hopping by, now time to head onto my besty and former DT Boss Lady Betty. You are in for a treat.  She is SIMPLY amazing!
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Comments

  1. Fabulous post Nicole...I just love this style...great tags..i'm thinking of trying some tags myself...but i have to work myself up to it:0)
    p.s.i have no idea how you got Sheryls button on here but it's great...i'll be hopping tomorrow evening as it's 1am here and i've got to get to bed....have a good one..kim

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  2. I think Tim Should put you on his list and I think I will email him Just that! GREAT blog! Thanks for all the fun and creativity

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  3. I discover your blog ! This is fabulous ! Thanks for this incredible blog hop

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  4. Nicole you ROCKED this! OMGosh I soooo want one! I must scrap lift this one! It's stunning woman!!!

    Betty

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  5. Wow, Nicole, Wow, You are amazing. Love, love all of the details. I am just amazed and you have taken my breath away. I can't even pick a favorite because I love them all, love the tag broad and how you have them hanging. Looking forward to being inspired with details. Thanks for being part of the All Things Altered Blog Hop. Hugs Pammejo

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  6. WOW very impressive, nice to see and add another Canadain to my Blog follow list.
    http://drayia.blogspot.ca/

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  7. Great post chock full of eye candy, Nicole! I love your story-telling. Your seasonal tags are wonderful, especially the Halloween one. I have an ever-growing collection of vintage rulers and your hubby's would be PERFECT in my collection! *ahem*

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  8. Oh, how I love the distressed character of this piece. What a wonderful idea! It's gorgeous!

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  9. Love your creativity so much..but you've always known that!! :) Shelley

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  10. wow! From one Nicole to another.... BEAUTY-full! Absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower! :)

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  11. Girl you never cease to amaze me with your awesome craftiness. This project is stellar!

    Already a follower of yours.
    Now following Redonkulous
    Left her a comment that you sent me ;0)
    Already FB BFFs

    Be blessed, Beckie
    beckie_woodall@yahoo.com

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  12. wow this is great, love all the details... I am a new follower..
    Hugs

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  13. Great corkboard-loved seeing all of your tags!

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  14. amazing corkboard and love your tags!!! following you and REdonk :)

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  15. All I can say is WOW!!! Tim should definitely be watching your blog too!!! How fun and what great details you've done on your "work in progress" board!

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  16. Oh wow you have been busy.. Love it all.. Great tags all of them.. Take Care

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  17. Wow!!! Your project is amazing!!! I can see all the love and hard work that went into this awesome display of Timmy Goodness :) I am hoping that he checks this out....you are so super talented!!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  18. wow stunning work and i was in total love with your spring tag.... i must try something like this instead of putting it off
    erin xxx

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  19. Nicole, you have smashed it out of the park with this project!!! You are amazing. I have been trying to come up with ideas to dress up an inspiration coark board for the craft cave and they have all been to girly so far. You have sent me zooming off in a completely different direction!
    Thanks so mmuch for the inspiration.
    Jocelyn orieux

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  20. fab project, very inspiring
    already follow you on FB and have followed redonkulous now too x

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  21. OMG Nicole! I don't even know where to start on telling you how amazing this project is!! This is such a fabulously inspiring cork board and I can't imagine how much time you spent on making this! I soooo love that umbrella man! Every time you use him on a project you make me want to buy him! All the techniques are sooo awesome! Love the seasonal tags too! I can't wait to see them all in detail! (I'm going to go pop over to Tim's blog and give you a shout out! You totally deserve some recognition!) Not like he's my bff or anything, but he might read my comment and be curious! lol

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  22. Oh, and I *just* started following your blog...not sure why I wasn't a follower before, but I think it's because I have you on my blog list...I check that more often than my followers list anyway ;)

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  23. You are amazing! Corks on a cork board . . . I love how your mind works. And those tags are absolutely amazing. Can't wait to follow along with you, and will be back soon to really check out those tags in more detail. Wow!

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  24. Nicole, great projects- all of them! Love the tag pennant- it would be fun to wake up every day and be able to look at that- so inspiring :-) Thanks!

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  25. Fabulous project! TFS and loads of inspiration here girl!! WOW!!

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  26. your corkboard is amazing! I love all your tags and everything has such wonderful detail.

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  27. I became a follower. I love all your projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love your work! I am a follower, sent you a FB BFF request :) Following and commented that you sent me on the Redonkoulas Blog, there are some great digis over there!!! :)
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  29. Well you know I'm here for the crafts ;)
    Your project is awesome! You weren't joking when you said it was a big project, wow.
    That cork-board has seen better days, but I bet is hasn't looked as good as it does now.
    Beautiful tags as well.

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  30. Wow, you were right it was a lot of work but well worth it! Looking forward to seeing more detail of your amazing tagds.

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  31. I love your post today, I follow you on my google reader, I just posted on your follow list, I even followed Redonklous, I love your art, though ours isn't the same I so get inspired and I love that we both live in Edmonton...which just a bonus it makes it feel like we are crafting friends...

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  32. I love your new board and all of the elements you put into it. thank you for sending me to Redonkoulas. I think I will enjoy following her blog. And speaking of blogs... I am now a stalker.

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  33. Great cork board and thank you for all the other inspiration after the corkboard... lots and lots of inspirational ideas!!!!

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  34. Your tags are amazing. Love them tons! Bravo. Fabulous!

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  35. OMG you are so creative. All tags are awesome.... each n every colors used on them their theme awesome work I scrolll down 6 times to see them again n again.. great girl.. I am your new follower as well.

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  36. I followed her blog as well and 50th follower on her blog.

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  37. Following and commented that you sent me on the Redonkoulas Blog!!! I am the 51st follower!

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  38. Finally I have to say your post is AMAZING... I love love love your tags... great idea altering the cork board!!! Great hop so far!

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  39. wow, you made some awesome projects,
    am already a follower
    imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
    sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

    I will check back to see the tags in more detail monday.

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  40. Love your altered board, I hope Tim drops by to have a look at it....he he

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  41. Nicole, I am already a follower, Hugz

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  42. Went over to the Redonkulus blog and followed. I also sent her a message to let her know you sent me. Hugz

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  43. PHENOM work darling. You over poured yourself into this project Nic. Love love love all of it! Freakin awesome Tim loved it too. TFS.

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  44. OMG... This is absolutely awesome with all those wonderful little creations that make up the whole! You are amazing! I have become a follower! Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

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  45. You are so creative! I am coming from Pinky's blog I think. I am a little lost in this blog hop, but I am really enjoying seeing all of the altered projects.

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  46. Oh yeah, forgot to say that I already stalk you on FB...also, I'm now stalking the Redonkulous blog too ;)

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  47. Hi Nicole! What wonderful creativity you have!! So many little details. This project would have taken me a year!! LOL Fabulous idea to create a wall hanging to be inspired by. Thanks for sharing!! New follower here and FB. Checked in with Redonkulous - great stuff over there!! Thanks for letting us know about her msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  48. my favorite vintage piece is when you said, "I stole this ruler from my husbands tool box." Your cork board is beautiful and unique. Thanks for sharing.
    Laurel & Amberly

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  49. Ok...first off, that board is SICK! I've followed you off and on for quite awhile and I must say that I truly am amazed by this piece. Your thought process behind each element really brought everything together. I hope you don't mind but I will use some of your ideas. TFS. Scrappy hugs!

    Be blessed,
    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  50. Thanks for turning me on to Redonkulous! I love her digis. I'm following now. TFS. Scrappy hugs!

    Be blessed,
    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. I sent you a FB friend request. I actually thought we WERE friends but oh well. Better late than never. TFS. Scrappy hugs!

    Be blessed,
    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. Wow Nicole! What a fabulous board filled with wonderful little pieces of art! You've got me in the mood to make some tags now! I really love what you've done, and how you've displayed it with your Christmas tags.

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  53. WOW!!! Love it love it love it!!!

    Thank u
    i am your new follower here and on facebook!!! I also went to visit Redonkoulas!!!
    Gaby B
    mgb2000@gmail.com

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  54. This project was amazing. I love something that has somuch technique in it. I'll be checking back.throughout the week to watch your projects. Thanks.

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  55. AMAZING! Love your project!!!Christina new follower!!

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  56. Girl you always make the most amazing things. I love them all.
    TFS
    Darlene
    By the way I always stalk you on fb. Heehee

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  57. Ok... so this is ALL so amazing! But I'm not gonna lie, that skull cameo jumped out of the screen and slapped me across the face! LOL!

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  58. FABULOUS altered corkbord!!! I LOVE your tags!!! Halloween=Fakk for me too, so your Fall tag is my FAVORITE!!!

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  59. Crazy! This is so cool...I had drool coming out of my mouth! Fantastic project!!!

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  60. I forgot to add that I am a follower :)

    I stopped by Redonkulous to say Hi and become a follower

    AND I sent you a facebook friend request :)

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  61. You have inspired me to totally change over my cork board!! I. Love reading your blog and gettin the ideas to make more Tim tags throughout the year. Great look for the board and the tags for each season. Been following you now for awhile from FB, and will certainly go check out Redonkulous! Thanks for the link!

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  62. This cork board is absolutely fabulous!!! TFS
    I'm a follower.

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

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  63. This is Fantastic! And so much work too! Love it

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  64. A lot of work went into this and a lot of thought. Totally charming.

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  65. I love all things Timmy! He is my inspiration and muse. I know he would be proud if he checked out your blog. It doesn't look like you have only been working with his products for five months. Your board is amazing! I am your newest follower and will be back often.
    KathyJo
    http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

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  66. Nicole,

    Your cork board is AMAZING-so full of crafty goodness!!! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  67. I am a longtime follower (but you wouldn't know it- I am hardly ever online these days!),

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  68. I'm a new follower and I'm so glad I found you!! Your creativity is amazing and this project is over the top! I'm looking forward to seeing the posts for each Tag. Now you have me wanting to make myself a corkboard LOL

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  69. Wow Nickol, your work is absolutely amazing!! I'm very impressed! Definitely inspiring and I'm a fan!
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

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  70. FABULOUS board and your tags are simply amazing! Love this and your creative projects always inspire! TFS

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