Friday, September 21, 2012

Using what I have

I've been scrapbooking for so many years I have soooo much stuff and I like to buy the new stuff coming out but hate to waste things that I have.  I had a scrapbook kit that my sister gave me from Stamping Up that I may have used in my early years of scrapbooking and I thought I could make some holiday cards out of the leftover pieces.  I had some pre-punched out cards I got from AC Moore for $1.00 so I decided to use them as my base and then I just went to work using the pieces from the kit.  I also used a little stickle.  Stickle makes everything go from just ok to wow.  I got out my stamps that I haven't used yet and had to have and did the stamped one below.  I thought the pieces came out cute.  Only took me maybe an hour and I have 5 cute holiday cards to send out. 

This one reminded me of me and my sister making snow angels, so I put traditions on the bottom because it was sort-of a tradition that if we played in the snow we had to make snow angels.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Recycled notebook

I'm in my sons room this week and I look down in the garbage and there is a starwars notebook.  He is turning 13 and must have been cleaning out his room and felt he was too old for this notebook.  I asked if I could have it as it was a perfectly good notebook with paper in it.

  The next day I covered it with some leftover scrapbook paper, put some stickers on it and a saying that said The Little Stuff.  Tied some ribbons around the spiral part and there you have it a cute little notebook that I will keep in my scraproom as I am always looking for something to write on to test pens, glue, stickle and stamps.  Not to mention I like to keep of list of scrap supplies I may need.  This was bought for $1.00 and you could do this with any dollar store notebook.