I'm slowly getting caught up on my circle journal layouts! Here is my layout for Courtney, who wanted to know about 4 things we've re-purposed for scrapbooking. (Is it "repurposed" or "re-purposed"? I have no idea really, but Google Chrome says that "repurposed" is a misspelling. :) )
Most of the things I repurpose are for storage needs:
- I had some foam-core poster board laying around for whatever reason, that I turned into an ink pad holder with the help of a hot-glue gun. (Hope to get the SU!'s ink pad holder soon!)
- I like to transfer my glitter and embossing powders into plastic containers normally used for food storage. I keep a plastic spoon in the container, and I'm able to keep my powders neatly contained. When I use them, I hold my item over the container, scoop some powder over it, then tap off the excess directly back into the container.
- I found these cute little drawer organizers 3 for a $1 at a store. I really want the Stampin' Up! Stack & Store revolving organizer for these embellie containers, but I have to wait on that. For now, I'm using these!
- The desk I have for crafting has a tray that I think is just for decorative purposes, not really for support. I store all of my SU! punches on there.. not the best solution, but it works pretty nicely. I'm out of room though. :)
Isn't that flourish cool? I printed that directly on the Old Olive cardstock from My Digital Studio. It is from the Baroque Motifs stamp brush set (another "real" stamp set I've been meaning to get!). I just love how I can use stamp sets I don't actually have, with My Digital Studio. And there I go with the border punch again.. lol. Speaking of things I like to do, yes, I did stamp the title and cut out each letter. Why I like to cut things out like that, I don't know. I enjoy doing "tedious" work I guess... I find it relaxing!
Circle journal (8x8") layout supplies:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (digital brush), Taffy Alphabet
Ink: Taken with Teal Classic Stampin' Pad
Paper: Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss cardstock, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper stack
Accessories/Tools: Chocolate Chip corduroy brad, Filigree Designer Brads, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, Sending Love Hugs Note, Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler, and Scallop Trim and Scallop Border Punches
Ok, and here's my sign-in tag. We were to use a repurposed item, so I used a pretty clothing tag - inked it up a bit with Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip inks, and added a little spritzing with the Chocolate Chip marker. I was so excited when the little rivet (?) on the tag matched my Antique Brass brads.. yes, didn't take much to get me excited late last night. LOL
You could say that I repurposed my "hand-stamped by" personalized stamp by using it for the tag, omitting all the other parts of the stamp by just inking my name with a marker. I snipped out my city and state from a piece of mail I received.
Sign-in tag supplies:
Stamps: Personalized "hand-stamped by" stamp
Ink: Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper: Certainly Celery cardstock
Accessories/Tools: Antique Brass Brads from Vintage Brads pack, Linen Thread, Baja Breeze corduroy buttons (retired), Certainly Celery button from Sherbet Designer Brads pack, Chocolate Chip button from Button Latte pack, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Color Spritzer, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker
Well, see you later! I'm off to cook some lunch, then out to the grocery store. Hope you had a great weekend!