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."
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! :)