Monday, April 4, 2011


Well what an exhausting weekend. Between my sons football, gym and crafting I am wondering if I had a weekend after

Kristi B over at Paper Secrets let me host one of the challenges over there and I also thought it would be great to join in and give the challenges ago.

I went with the scavenger hunt first, we had to get together the list of products posted in the challenge, then scrap them. So whilst scrambling around grabbing together the requirements I also had to make sure that I would also be able to work with them. Then the task of finding a photo of me when I was kid...this is probably relatively easy for some, but for me I also shared my Birthday with my older brother and to top it off, it was the day after Christmas. By this time most people were a little bit over the celebrations, I am thinking this is why their is not a lot of photos.

However I found my baby book and was able to scan a picture taken of me and brother is no where in

I also took on the Recycle challenge. Every 1/4 I receive a kit with cosmetics, after my nearly 17yr old DD opened and sampled everything I discovered their was some lovely packaging that would be perfect for a recycling job, I also found pastic packaging in the recycle bin and some aluminum soft drink cans. I thought this was going to be a quick and easy project, certainly did end that way.

I had some sort of idea that I wanted to turn these pretty packaging envelopes into a mini book. As for the plastic packaging I used that to make tags that would slide into the envelopes for extra journalling or photo mats. I used black cardstock and made an accordion base to hold each of the envelopes. I opened the envelopes up so that I could cover the fronts and stitch these down without stitching the envelopes closed. I stamped the plastic tags with stazon and used one of the new lines from Pink Paislee stitching through all layers.

I used Making Memories definition stickers to cover up the company name that was printed over the packaging. Ribbon was spritzed with Glimmer Mist and I embossed the metal shim, cutting it up and using it throughout the booklet. I did plenty of stitching, inking, distressing, punching and glittering I was more than happy with my recycled project.

And last but not least I did an altered project - the box I used is a tampon box that would have normally been thrown into the bin, I covered with Websters Hollywood Vogue, painted, stamped and glittered with this being my end result. I was hoping to add a mini book but I will add that later.

Well I hope you enjoyed looking at my projects and if nothing else I hope they inspired you in some way.

Bye for now.

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  1. Fabbarooney!! your book is such an innovative idea and it turned out to be gorgeous, the little box is pretty and I love the idea of a minibook inside (can't wait to see that one)& who knew you were such a cute little girl once upon a time!!! lol
    Well done Fi I love what you did with these challenges. Tracee XXX

  2. WOOHOO... Fi...Look at you huh!!!..Beautiful layout...You were such a cute baby!! Great mini and that altered box too... Awesome ... hugs...xoxo

  3. Loving the altered box Fi, fab idea, so pretty, will have to try that one!

  4. These are all stunning! Fab ideas, and they look gorgeous!

  5. You are quite talented there Fi.....glad to be following you now on here!
    Jessica's Craft Shaque

  6. OH BLAST - my comment vanished - how weird! you did an absolutely cracking job here Fi - no wonder you feel like you had no weekend! Looking at all this wonderful work I can see why!! Over the Easter weekend we are having an earth day crop at Scrapbook Challenges - do post that wonderful mini-album - sure it will fit with the recycling challenge - blooming marvellous! As is the box & the layout - you need to be applying to some DTs with all this overflowing talent girl...