Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recycle/Reuse Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Recycle/Reuse Blog Hop! This hop is all about pulling out that garbage or the old stuff that has been sitting around forever and creating a wonderful project.

If you were just dropping by to see my latest project and want to check out the rest of the awesome projects in this hop, head on over to Shannon's blog to start from the beginning!

So my project for today started out as:
A box from my daughters Moon Dough Pizza Set. It was made of a nice heavy cardboard so I knew it would be perfect for the notepad I wanted to make. I gathered a few supplies and created:

Just click the photo to make it a bit bigger and check out the details. I used all supplies that I've had in my stash for at least a year also! I'm a bit of a "collector" so I have a tendency to want to hang on to stuff... forever! So one of the vows I've made to myself is to use up some of my stuff. So I used some Basic Grey paper from the Oh Baby! line to cover my notepad. To line the inside of my notepad I actually created my own patterned paper with some stamps from Close To My Heart. This set is no longer available but they do have a TON of stamps and my awesome friend Lori is a consultant so check out her site and do a little shopping!

Here's a look at the inside of my note pad. You can see the paper I created by just random stamping "Make New Friends" and the trefoil all over some blank cardstock. The lined paper is some left over notebook paper that has been sitting in a box in the basement for who knows how long, LOL! I just trimmed it to the size I wanted with my paper trimmer. I used my Bind It All for the first time ever after bringing it home from CHA-Summer over a year ago! I'm thrilled with how this cam out, and now I want to create more for the other leaders in my town.

Now, on to the fun stuff... PRIZES!!! We have Scrapbook Stamp society sponsoring us today!

They are giving away 3 free digi stamps. Shannon will also be giving away a set of flowers of her choosing from her Etsy store that you can visit HERE. Please stop by and say hi on each blog to be entered to win.

After you leave a quick comment, hop on over to the last stop in the hop: Judy at Scrapping Judy!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way.

Shannon -
Ashley -
Maria -
Robin -
Amanda -
Pat -
Miranda -
Pam L -
Mandie - (you are here!)
Judy D - <--- head here next!


Miranda said...

Great Notebook! I love it!
Miranda :)

Pat said...

very clever use of the box!! I crave a Bind-It-All, but as long as I can use the binding machine at the school. I work at, it has to go furhter down on my priority list. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Mandie, I love your notebook!! Thanks for inviting me to join this blog hop! :)

Christine Kiehl said...

Wicked cute GS notebook! Love the size of it too, very cool! Thank you for sharing on this super fun hop with a new visitor and follower! I love your style!

Just Me said...

Great idea. Great project for a GS troop. Or any group of kids. A fantastic way to let kids see that used light cardboard can be made into something useful again.

Lori said...

I love this! Glad you finally pulled out the BIA!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love your upcycled notebook, Mandie! You make me want to get a bind-it-all. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Avocado Arts September Sneak Peeks Hop!