Saturday, September 3, 2011

Reduce Photo Paper Wastage (Idea 3 of 3)

Hello, friends!  I hope you're having a good weekend.  I'm back with the final post in my mini-series of ideas for reducing photo paper wastage.  I'm going to let this layout, "It's in the Details" (below), speak for itself.

Supplies: grid paper (October Afternoon); polka dot and clothesline papers (Echo Park); dark brown, multicolored floral, maize floral, and fussy-cut songbird patterned papers (My Mind's Eye); yellow/blue floral, green floral, and "grass" patterned paper (BasicGrey); tree/owl patterned paper (Kaiser Craft); blue ledger paper (Bo-Bunny); brown border stickers (Doodlebug Design); blue letter stickers (Bo-Bunny); green mini letter stickers (October Afternoon); blue pen (Zig); green pen (Sakura Gelly Roll).

The journaling reads: "The photos on this page are "scraps" that I trimmed off larger photos.  I couldn't bear to toss these scraps in the trash.  I love how they show the details of our daily lives.  So, thse scraps became the stars of their very own page."

Now, not all photo scraps will work for this sort of project...but some will.  Not only did I save the scraps on this page from the garbage dump, I also made a unique layout that gives a fun glimpse into my family's daily life.  It was enjoyable to make the "house" and "landscape" on this page.  I cut everything by hand without templates (the grid paper helped me cut straight lines for the house, so it was not difficult).  I will definitely try to do more pages like this in the future--not just because of the "green" aspect, but because it was fun creating such a whimsical design.

As always, thanks for looking at my blog.  Have you created any whimsical pages lately?  Let me know; I'd love to take a look at them!


Lean said...

Hi Denise thanks for your sweet word about my los of Isja.He had a cool Kittty live.
Great page you have made cool idea to..i love the peek in to your home.
have a great sunday byebye,Lean

Helen Tilbury said...

This is so clever & gorgeous! I just love whimsical pages!! Well done :)

Sam Wright said...

Very clever idea! I crop all my photos on the comp before printing them to save on my waste :-) but this is a great idea if you werent printing yourself.

BabyBokChoy said...

this is a CUTE one!!!!!!!!!