Friday, December 6, 2013

My Last S4H Project

Hi, everyone!  How is December going for you so far?  Do you agree with me that it's one of the busiest months of the year?  It also happens to be my last month on the Scrap for Help design team.  My term expires at the end of the year, and I'll be moving on to a new team in 2014 (more news about that coming soon).  So, let me share with you my last Scrap for Help project, a layout called "Tidings of Comfort and Joy."
 
Supplies: upcycled paper bag, doily, postage stamp, & striped ribbon; 3x4" cards & heart pennant from Simple Stories; lace-print paper from Little Yellow Bicycle; music score paper from Graphic 45; starry paper from KaiserCraft; all other patterned paper from Elle's Studio; faux brads from Craftwork; thread from DMC; pen from Zig; word sticker from October Afternoon; eyelet lace scrap from my stash.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with S4H this month.  The challenge is an easy one.  All you have to do is create a project incorporating two upcycled items: a paper bag and cotton thread.  I made a scrapbook page, but you can make anything--a card, an altered item, a mixed media piece, etc.


I tore and crumpled strips from a two-tone paper bag to create an "awning" for my page.  The paper bag was packaging from some scrapbooking supplies from We Call Her Happydaks.  This packaging was trimmed with a pretty doily and striped ribbon, so I used those items on my page as well.


In addition to paper crafts, I also enjoy needle crafts.  I always seem to have bits of leftover cotton embroidery thread, and these make great embellishments for scrapbook pages.  On this page, I used bits of red thread (left over from a Valentine's Day project) to suspend little baubles from my paper "awning."


The photos on my page are from last year's Holiday Flower Show at the local botanical garden.  As usual, I ordered my photo collage from walgreens.com.  It's so convenient to order the collage online and then pick it up at the store while I'm out doing errands.


I hope I've inspired you to create your own paper bag/cotton thread layout.  Be sure to check the Scrap for Help blog, as well, to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT.  Happy creating!  :)

13 comments:

IrinaR said...

Hi Denise!!! Wonderful Page! As always surprise me interesting, original solutions!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your pages are always so pretty and cleverly done--I would never have guessed the awning was a recycled paper bag. Have a lovely weekend!

Samantha Wright said...

Great layout Denise xx Sorry I have not been commenting on ur posts for a while i really hate the new blog reader and i keep missing posts!! bring back the old reader eh?

Halle said...

So great! Love the paper bag along the top.

Nata I. said...

как здорово зимой видеть цветущее и яркое!вдохновляющая страничка! смятая бумага выглядит на своем месте ,здорово!! крафт- и это красиво!

alarmcat said...

Awesome!! what a fun challenge!

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous! I love how you used the paper bag.

yyam said...

Ahhhh...how sweet is this Denise! I love the colours and how you've used the paper bag! How creative!

Michelle lovesallsorts said...

Gr8 page!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful page! I love the awning you created and the bright pinks and reds. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty page, Denise.
Such soft colors!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great job there.... Love the lovely page with such happy tones!

Lynette said...

Beautiful original page. I love it.