July 23, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Recycle It

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  This week, I gave the Bloggers Challenge players the theme of Recycle It.  That leave the challenge pretty wide open - you can Alter Something (it's a form of recycle), ReUse (make something old new again), Use something recycled on your project (card board, shirt buttons), okay you get the idea!  Want to play along, just leave a link to your creation in my comments.

My method of Recycle It - was to alter a Bound Notebook, I think I paid fifty cents for these little books, who would have guessed, huh!  I started out with some Ten Second Studios Metal and a Texture Fades Embossing Folder, and used the Faux Etched Cooper Tech from the current TJNL.  The sentiment and butterfly are from the July Unity Stampin' Store Kit -  Key to Joy and The Right Words.  (note this kit is sold only in stores)

Looking for more inspiration, click on the Bloggers Challenge Logo on my sidebar to see what the other players created this week.

Details:
Stamps - Unity Stamp Company
Ink - Black, Lavender
Card Stock - Lavender, White, Black
Other - Texture Fades Folder, Big Shot, Alcohol Inks, Dimensionals, Sanding Block, Note Book, Ink Blending Tool

Have a great weekend!

26 comments :

MJ said...

What a great look. I love the metal embossed! Beautiful job, and another awesome sentiment!

Netty said...

Wow Lisa, love it, such great texture. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific little notebook Lisa! I love the metal! Great texture! :D

Terry said...

Love that folder!! Wonderful job on the notebook and the sentiment is awesome! Love this!

Kassi said...

very nice! I love the colors

Evelyn S. said...

It's beautiful, Lisa! So rich looking!

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool! I have the folder- thanks for the inspiration... :)

BarbaraW said...

Lisa, this is awesome. I love the idea of decorating little notebooks. I never thought of using metal.

Linda Monroe said...

wow- who knew you could do so much with a cheapy notebook. This would make a great gift for anyone! Love it!

Basement Stamper said...

that turned out so cute, love the metal look of it! The sentiment is awesome!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is awesome, Lisa. Your book cover is very elegant, a wonderful table topper element. I love those little books, I pick up so many at Michaels when they have them on sale. Sometimes they are so pretty I don't even want to alter them so I reverse them and do my altering on the back! Hugs, Gayle.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luvin' this little book and what a FAB sentiment! Luv that texsure fade!

Rachel Hope said...

WOW, Stunning! Great recyle project!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love this, Lisa! The embossed metal background is fabulous.. so glad your Unity stamps finally arrived!

Melanie said...

Lisa this is a great altered book. Great challenge!!

Claudia said...

what a fabulous little book! Great look...

Jane Bosi said...

Nice job! I love that sentiment!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the texture on the background.

Ida said...

Wow this is fantastic. Love the embossed metal.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this beautiful book and all of the elements you used - I love the technique and the metal is awesome! TFS

Clara said...

This metal embossing looks great and adds great texture. Great little notebook. :)

Tami Black said...

Never having used metal,I'm always so envious and this is a fabulous project -- inexpensive as well! Perfect!

Lisa Bohler said...

You've turned a 50 cent notebook into a total work of art...so cool!!!

Connie Paxman said...

Now that is a recyle...and what a great idea to use a notebook...
I really like the grey tones..
Your words are perfect...I may have to look at thier stamps..
thanks for this challenge.
connie paxman

Marilyn SanClemente said...

I love the look of the texture on the notebook.

njburk said...

50 Cents--what a bargin! Wish I could find them for that amount!!!
Your textured cover makes it look like it's aluminum. GREAT job.
Trying to catch up on leaving comments for the past two challenges--today and tomorrow.
H, Nola

 
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