Sunday, October 17, 2010

Better Scrap and Recylce, Reuse or Renew

Do you recycle, reuse or renew products on your scrapbook pages?  If not, it's time to start... at least for this challenge anyhow (of course, it's great to do it all the time, actually... recycled products for your layouts saves you money and it's great for the environment too!  You can't beat that with a stick, now can you?!

Okay so anyhow, this week at Better Living Through Scrapbooking it's time to put some of those things you might have otherwise tossed into the trash on your layout! It's what this week's challenge is all about!  Read on...

“Recycle, Reuse, Renew challenge” All you have to do is use recycled products that might normally be discarded as part of a scrapbook page and then choose at least 2 of the following additions to include in the layout:
1. Use corrugated cardboard or other recycled packaging on your page.
2. Find fun or unusual items around your house and use them as elements on your page. Playing cards, clothing tags, junk mail, broken jewelry, old greeting cards or postcards, buttons and/or material from old clothing, advertising magnets, pins and keychains, and blooms and/or leaves from discarded plastic floral arrangements are just a few ideas.
3. Journal about why recycling is important to you.
4. Use traditional adhesives (Scotch tape, masking tape, duct tape, Elmers Glue, staples) on your page in lieu of scrapbook adhesives.
5. Use glitter somewhere on your page.

For this layout I decided to use old books pages to make my flower embellishments and use part of a paper bag that I received when I bought a cute stamp from an Etsy shop. I also used corrugated cardboard letters for my title and vintage paper from the Guache Alchemy kit (one of our fabulous Better Scrap sponsors this month!). I also stamped images (from our Plaid sponsor) onto plain brown packing paper that comes in a monthly scrapbooking kit I receive.  I dug a few buttons out of my old button jar too... removed from clothing that was too worn out to donate.

I took this photograph of my sweetheart John, when we were visiting this quaint little "Heritage Village" (near the lakeshore in Michigan) while we were on our (much-needed) week-long golfing vacation.  I have tons more fun photographs to scrap from that trip too... but this time, I just really wanted to do a layout about, "My Love".   Isn't he just a doll?!!

Okay, so all that said, here is the supplies list (after you read it, do head on over to Better Scrap and join in the challenge along with us.. or just stop by to see all the fabulous Design Team creations... I am honored to work with a bunch of very talented crafters on that team if I do say so myself!!

Sponsor Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock "Midnight Black” 80# 12x12,

Stamps: For the Luv of Art "My Favorite Things stamp set" Plaid Enterprises, All Night Media Rubber Stamps “Ornamental”
Vintage Paper: Gauche Alchemy "Acme Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit"
Adhesives: Plaid: All Night Media “Mini Pop Dots”

Additional Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Vintage Cream”
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper "School Spirit Collection: Chemistry" Cosmo Cricut “Togetherness: Making Plans”, My Mind’s Eye “Lost & Found: Market Street “Love” Beautiful Paper”
Ink: Zig Memory Systems: “Pure Black”, Ranger: Archival Ink “Coffee”
Embellishments: Button Twine: Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Button Twine, Jillibean Soup: Corrugated Cardboard Alphas “Kraft”
Other Tools: Brads and Buttons from my stash, paper sack

6 Scrappy Comments:

Kristina said...

I love love love this layout, but you knew that already ;)

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

This is just a very cool idea - and I started stamping on my scraps to make flowers etc so things could actually be used !! Wonderful layout too - you always have something interesting and unique to say ... (grin)

Runka said...

Great post and the idea is new and innovative. The blog is really interesting

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Oh what a fabulous layout! It's always good to recycle and love the flowers you made! I so need to do this! Thank you for sharing!

Michele said...

What a fabuous LO this is!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful page, Beth! And your hubby isn't hard on the eyes either....;)
Love, love, love that you've recycled so many things to use here. Those book papers flowers are awesome. I just adore everything about this.

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