Altered Couture ~ Article Published!

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Last fall Stampington issued a Dollar DIY Challenge for their magazine, Altered Couture.  I figured I must be able to use ink and stamps to create some kind of accessories. I went to the dollar store and found three hair barrettes on a $1 card, so I was able to submit three projects for my buck.

I was thrilled when they wrote asking me to write a whole article for the Summer issue.  My copy arrived yesterday with that cool yellow “You’ve been published” insert… so exciting!

I used my Sizzix Vagabond, three embossing folders (Sizzix and Cuttlebug), Ranger distress inks and embossing powder to make these:


There are lots of process photos and step-by-step instructions in the article.  If you see a copy, check out pages 87-89.

I’ll also enter this into the Anything Goes theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Thanks so much for the visit!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


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  2. Way to go! That’s awesome!!

  3. Oh my congratulations, Marjie!Lovely barrettes!

  4. WOW! This is beyond awesome! Congrats – I’m so happy for you! And, of course, the barrettes are beee-utiful!

  5. congratulations Marji! How wonderful! The barrettes are adorable.

  6. You go girl! Awesome…I’ll be looking for that issue. Congratulations!

  7. So beautiful! I would wear them in a skinny minute!! Congrats, too!

  8. I love how you transformed these barrettes!

  9. A BIG CONGRATS to you!! Fabulous project that I will check out as I love to wear barrettes.

  10. Marjie
    I am positively thrilled for you!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, this is the most fabulous news. To have an article is the most special feeling and if you are anything like I was you will be on Cloud 9 for the longest time! So glad you shared some of the pages as this is a publication I don’t read. Gorgeous.
    You deserve this, you really do.

  11. How cool Marjie! Love the barrettes! Congratulations!

  12. Congrats!! Very clever.

  13. Love them Marjie. They are SO right in style. So pretty….can’t believe they started out as a buck….they look $$$$

  14. Congratulations on being published Marjie! your barrettes look fabulous! x

  15. Judy B (JJ) says:

    whoo hoo! Congrats Marjie! These are beautiful!

  16. OMG Marjie, congrats!! THese are soo cool!!! Love them!!

  17. Fabulous ways to alter hair slides Marjie, love the look of them and congrats on being published with them.
    Hope your week is going well.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  18. Beautiful! I’ll be on the look for a copy.

  19. Marjie your barrettes are amazing! such wonderful creativity for $1! beautiful work and congratulations on being published! xo

  20. Congratulations, Marjie!!! I’m so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Congratulations! That’s awesome!!

  22. Wow! this is so exciting…Congrats on being published, these are wonderful! take care, gerri

  23. I am so IMPRESSED!!! Congrats, can’t wait to see the issue. The barrettes are so gorgeous, makes me wish I had long hair again.

  24. Totally AWESOME, Marjie! So clever and inventive. Your barrettes came out fantastic. What a wonderful idea. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! on being published and having an entire article!!!!!

  25. you’re so clever!!! these are pretty and cool, Congrats on being published so exciting! Debi x

  26. Congrats, Marjie! This is great!

  27. Wooooooooo hoooooooooooooo! Got my poms-poms out over here….would even do the splits if my belly would allow it. Just fabulous Marjie – well done you! Very creative, thrifty and yummy! And….Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

  28. OH MY GOSH…OH MY GOSH!!! That is fabulous! WOW! And the barrettes are fabulous! A whole article…you rock girl!!!

  29. Wow Congrats! You must be soo excited! Those are really beautiful and such a great idea! Thanx for sharing 🙂

  30. How cool is that really!!!! Congrats to you !!’n

  31. You are SO COOL!
    I knew you when.

  32. Congrats, these look great and the technique could be used by anyone whatever their style, just mix up the stamps/papers. Such a clever idea xx

  33. Congrats!! That’s too cool! Will be sure to look for it.

  34. Way to go girlfriend!!! Woo-hoo for you. These are so cool.

  35. woo HOO

  36. Way to go Marjie, congrets!!! these barrettes look so lovely!

  37. Congratulations Marjie, your barrettes are wonderful. Annette x

  38. How cool!!!! Love the barrettes! Congrats!!

  39. YOU GO GIRL…….that is BEYOND AWESOME!!! and those barrettes are FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!!

  40. Lynn Stevens says:

    WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO A Big Congrats Marjie, your altered barretts are wonderful!
    Hugs Lynn

  41. Just awesome! Congratulations for being featured.

  42. Love these! Congratulations! You’re a genious!

  43. WooHoo! Congratulations and what love hair decorations! Very cool!

  44. Oooh how exciting! COngrats!! They are indeed FABULOUS!!!

  45. Awesome barrettes! These are works of art! Lovely and congrats on being published.

  46. Hey Marjie…how smart are YOU!!?! Fantastic idea and congrats on the publication!!! Your dollar barrettes don’t look like a buck after you finished them! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your good news and your cool project with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  47. Congrats on being published, your altered barrettes look wonderful.