Saturday, March 20, 2010

An Altered Book or Mini Scrapbook Theme Idea!

O.k...I'm sure we've all gotten those crazy chain e-mails from someone in the past. I'm sure more than just one and probably the same one multiple times.
Today I got one from my mom that I thought would be awesome if you took it and turned it into an altered book or even a mini scrapbook album for a friend!

Here is the e-mail....

To my Best Friend...

1. When you are sad,

I will jump on the person

Who made you sad

Like a spider monkey

Jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!

2. When you are blue,

I will try to dislodge

Whatever is choking you..

3. When you smile,

I will know you are

Plotting something

That I must be involved in.

4. When you're scared,

We will high tail it out of here.

5. When you are worried,

I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse

It could be until you

Quit whining, ya big baby!!!!

6.. When you are confused,

I will use little words.

7. When you are sick,

Stay away from me

Until you are well again.

I don't want whatever you have....

8. When you fall,

I'll pick you up

And dust you off--

After I laugh my rear off!!

9.. This is my oath.....

I pledge it to the end.

'Why?' you may ask;

-- because you are my FRIEND!

Friendship is like peeing your pants,

Everyone can see it,

But only YOU

Can feel the

True warmth...


I can think of so many fun ideas to go with each one of these little bits. Each item could be turned into a page spread and highlighted with whatever tickles your fancy. They could be personalized with events you and your friend shared that remind you of the particular phrase.

Just imagine what fun this would be!!

I'm thinkin I might just give this a go!

Sound interested???

Maybe we could do it together and feature a different technique for each new page spread?!?!?

What do you think?

Yes, no, maybe?!?!?

Let me know what you think!


  1. i love the idea!!! you really got me thinking about what i want to do with it! (got the perfect person to give it to...) Thanks!

  2. Oh, yes! It sounds like great fun.

  3. I think you should do a weekly or biweekly event for each section. People would make whatever kind of art form for each section, and then post a link on your blog, or maybe have you put them all together in a slide show the following week.
    Whatever you decide to do, count me in. (as long as it is legal)

  4. This is so great!!! My DD would love this, so think I'll make it into a b-day card for her! You gotta have a great Mom out there to share this with you. Tell her HI for me!!!

  5. YES YES YES!! absolutley!!

  6. Roni,
    this is so funny, Vicki says she'll make the words into stamps!! :)Bev

  7. This is too precious to ignore. Will have to add this to me "to do" list.

  8. This is way cute! I bet it would make a fun altered!

  9. I love this Roni! Too cute and funny and I wish I'd had this earlier - LOL! I had been working on a mini ablbum/book for my best friends birthday, this would have been great to incorporate a few. I just finished it on Friday and bound it with the Bind-it-All! Hmm, wonder if I can add a small tag somewhere and put one of these on it? I am leaning towards the "Friendship is like peeing your pants"! LOL!!!!

    Elaine Allen

  10. Hilarious! Everyone needs a friend like that!


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!