Alteredbooksnthings

Unique, one of a kind gifts and greeting cards

Arizona, United States · 104 Sales

Alteredbooksnthings

Unique, one of a kind gifts and greeting cards

Arizona, United States 104 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(37)
Linda Hovald

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Linda Hovald

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5 out of 5 stars
(37)
Purple Prince

Purple Prince on Dec 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These are Sooo Cute, I hope they bring the team some luck!*!* Thank you for being so talented and creative~*~*~*~*You are definitely gifted and I appreciate all of the Well Made, Beautiful items I received~!~!~!~!

Purple Prince

Purple Prince on Dec 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Precious, I wore them on Christmas day and Everyone Loved them, so I told them where they could get them*!*!*!*! I really am Fond of this Shop+++~!~!~!~! Thank you Again and I am Sorry to Take so Long~*~*~*~!

Purple Prince

Purple Prince on Dec 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Really Pretty*!*!*!*! I loved these so Much and they are Well Made too~!*!*!*! I can't say Enough Great things about this shop, but Everything is very Creative and Well Put Together!*!*!* Thank you so Very Much*~*~*~!

Purple Prince

Purple Prince on Dec 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable ~*~*~* Beautifully Made~~*~*~* Just Special and my Sister really Loved them too~*~*~*Everything she makes is Amazing~*~**~* Love Everything I received*!*!*!*

MelissaPurls

MelissaPurls on Dec 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable earrings and very securely packaged so they wouldn't be damaged in shipping. Thanks!

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About

in the beginning...

I guess Ive been creative for a long while (so my Mom tells me) but never tapped into my creativity till about 18 years ago when my sister gave me a scrapbook kit ,it sat in the closet for a few years until my pics of Garrett got out of control..lol ,Thats when the craze began, I was so amazed at the unlimited materials and the ideas that constantly ran through my mind. I then made my first greeting card and received so much encouragement from friends and family that I just kept creating them, my coworkers will ask me to make "special cards" for them.
But I actually love working with all kinds of materials.My fetishes are papers, ribbons and fabric, I can never have enough (ok not a fetish an addiction) lol. My favorite colors to work with at this moment are hot pink,black and white, but slowly moving into the aqua blues.Im also inspired by so many things. I also write poetry and would love to share some of those also.
I have worked full time as a school bus driver for the past 12 years and I absolutely love it. I also do respite for other parents of special needs children who need a rest.
Everyone always asks where do you find the time to do your crafts? And my response is I make the time because its a major part of who I am. When I am creating it is therapy for me ,its very relaxing and the more detailed it is ,the better.
I have been called crazy because of all the small details I add to my things.
Its also a great time for me to worship . I love just sitting in my craft room ,listening to Christian music and praising GOD.

When I first decided to open an Etsy shop I was making purses from books( hence my shop name) ,but they all sold before I could list them. :)
I hope to be making more soon.
Alot of love is poured into my art :) I hope you will love it too

I love to craft and I craft what I love
Please visit my other shop at www.etsy.com/shop/Pickin PrettyPetals.
So Thank you for stopping by and welcome to the beginning....




Heres what a wonderful customer had to say :


Hi Linda! I am in receipt of the handbag. It is beautiful! And so beautifully presented! I treasure this purchase. Thanks again.

Melanie

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  • Linda Hovald

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Creator

    Hi My name is Linda and I am married and have a 17 year old son (Garrett) who has severe multiple disabilities,he keeps me quite busy but I wouldnt have it any other way. Garrett is a precious gift from above and Im so proud to be his mom. As far as my craft , my fetish is papers,ribbons and fabric. About 18 years ago my sister in law bought me a scrapbook kit for my birthday and it sat in the closet for a few years,until my pictures of Garrett got out of control, thats when the craze began. I love creating, recycling and upcycling . When I started my shop I was really into making purses from books ( Alteredbooksnthings) but the ones I made are sold. Still plan on making some though :) So I hope you enjoy looking through my shop and WELCOME!!

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Last updated on December 19, 2013
.Hi ...Welcome to my shop :) I hope you will enjoy browsing a variety of my crafts. Be sure to stop back often as I am always crafting and adding new items. If you have any questions about anything in my shop please email me.

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Right now I am only shipping in the U S Please make sure your address is correct on your order at check out. I will ship to this address unless you have specified a different address. All of my items are packaged carefully and appropriate for the item. I ship first class unless alternate arrangements are made. My shipping prices are based on postage and packing materials. I will do my best to ship next day but always within 3 business days.
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Please allow up to 14 days for any custom orders.