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