Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Step into Spring Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to my blog! Today we are celebrating the beginning of a new season with the Step into Spring Blog Hop brought to you by the Design Team from Memorable Seasons! If you did not start your hop today on the Memorable Seasons blog   here  , please jump back over there so you do not miss anything. Today we are looking at the word S-P-R-I-N-G and taking you through all the steps for creating a fabulous layout using an exclusive sketch created for this blog hop by Liz Chidester  the scrappiest , which was the first step! Then you should have came from Joni's blog   here  to mine .....


Mine is the letter R ....for "Repurpose" ......something that you would throw away or not normally use for scrapbooking ...like packaging from your scrapbooking supplies, cupcake liners, popcycle sticks, etc.
Here is the sketch if you missed it:








And here is my example up to this point. I used the different packaging and sewed it down to be one of my background pieces ...and then later you will see that I used the backing from the sun Jenni Bowlin Stamp as part of my journaling block ....

 Now it's your turn to head on over to Megan's blog  here , where she will be giving you the 4th step in S-P-R-I-N-G!



Be sure to leave me a comment telling me what you think about this step. By doing so, you will be one step closer to a fabulous Memorable Seasons prize as well as getting your name entered in for a RAK from me! Also be sure to hop all the way until the end, where you will be taken back to the Memorable Seasons forum, where you will see a complete reveal of all the Design Team's finished layouts!



Have a nice day!

Here are a list of the blogs and in the correct order:

Memorable Seasons blog: http://www.memorableseasons.blogspot.com/

Joni's blog: http://joniparkerstuff.blogspot.com/

Kristin's blog: http://memoriesbythepageful-kristin.blogspot.com/

Megan's blog: http://www.made-by-design.blogspot.com/

Tami's blog: http://tami-lifeinthewhitehouse.blogspot.com/

Telah's blog: http://bamabuttercupscraps.blogspot.com/

30 comments:

Kimberly said...

I always have fun trying to figure out what to repurpose/ reuse...fun!!

Laura C said...

There you are! I have a stack of things to repurpose. I just haven't done it yet - lol

Tami said...

Very very clever girlie! Cant wait to see the rest of it!

ruth said...

I love using packaging!!! The amount of work that goes into the graphics makes for some amazing new embellies!!

Susan said...

When I'm putting away my new scrapbooking supplies, I'm amazed at how much packaging I throw away. Guess I'd better start using it, right?

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I used repurposed items on my pages all the time. The packaging these days is just fantastic!

Heather said...

I love repurposing things. Love what you have started can't wait to see more.

Dria said...

terrific ideas!

Joni Parker said...

I love using packaging!! Some of it is better than the product itself!! LOL!!

connie said...

I think this is a great idea! Can't wait to see your completed LO.

mish said...

I am a follower now! I like the technique you used. I do have a stack for reusing but just don't always go to it!
Michelle
ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

wendipooh13 said...

Kristin you are the queen of re-purposing!!! and I love it.. it's one thing I love to do too!!! great post

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

I LOVE using packaging and such....right up my alley! Can't wait to see your finished LO!!

bakscrap said...

Very clever use of "trash". What a fun hop so far!

Jenny said...

Great way to go GREEN!!!

Dettao said...

I love to use the packages, too. Some of them are just so cute.

Christy said...

I do so love to be crative with the packaging, some of it is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

jdahman said...

Kristen, you are always soooo clever!! Love to see your great ideas!!

KW said...

Great idea! Need to be better at doing this.

Jean said...

Very clever! Love trying to reuse!

Sally Cranney said...

So love the idea of how you used the old packaging. I love Jenny Bowlin's backgrounds for her products and you've found a very innovative way to use them. Fabulous idea Kristin!

Tracy said...

I've started using a lot of packaging lately. I love all the grid backings that seem to come with stamps lately!

Patricia said...

Repurposing is always fun! THanks for the reminder!

Caroline said...

Fun idea Kristin and loved that you sewed them together!

Heather said...

Repurposing is a budget scrapper's friend ;)

Debra Peloso said...

Using the packaging is a really cool idea. I love to use different things in my scrapbooking.

Tammy said...

I love to save things to use again - this will have to be the 4th "R" Reduce, Reuse, Recycle or Repurpose - Scrapbookers doing their part for Earth Day!

Sandi said...

great ideas! I have been noticing the companied are making the packing recyle-worthy. I hate throwing things away.

Alison Day said...

I'm a bad re-user but you made it look so easy. I will definitely start saving my packaging and try to work it into a layout every now and then!

~Telah said...

Yep, I'm just now finding me some time to do this hop! Great tip on the repurposing, Kristin! Now I'm always on the lookout of how I can turn something into a way to use on a layout.