Sunday, April 18, 2010

Circle journal - 4 things I've repurposed for scrapping

Good morning!

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.  :)

1st page:

2nd page:

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.

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!


  1. Really cool, Melissa! Love the repurposing!!! Seems to do the trick all around!!

    Your tag is cute. You would never have known you repurposed if you hadn't said anything!!! Looks fantastic!!

  2. Just caught up on your blog, Wow you've been busy! Everything you have done looks great!

  3. So do you cut your letters out with a craft knife? I am thinking of getting an alpha set with my SAB redemption but I don't know if I should wait for the new catty.

  4. I love the baroque roller! Hhmm, I haven't taken the plunge yet with putting my paper into the printer itself, I may have to experiment some ;)

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  5. So pretty, Melissa. All the elements come together to create another great lo. Clever use of repurposed items, too.

  6. Love, love, love Barogue Motifs - it's my favorite SU! set and I don't even own it. I borrow my reps all time and I'm just waiting for it to be clear mounted to buy it. Once again your LO is so pretty! The olive and teal are great together.

  7. Oh, I love it! Great repurposed items....and it is ever so exciting when you can match elements from a repurposed item with your regular scrap stash!

  8. I love your scrapbook pages! They inspire me!
    I want to give you a Sunshine Award! You and your blog brighten my day!

  9. Melissa you are such an inspiration! I just love looking at your work. I left you a blog award which you can pick up at my blog when you have a chance. Thanks for sharing your talent!


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