Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Hello friends!!  The Sustainable Souls are sharing some awesome inspiration this month and we are bringing awareness to repurposing.

At my LSS, Scrappy Chic, I run a Kid's Club and this month we are working on repurposing childrens books into journals.  The kids range in age from 6-13 and we are discussing how you can reuse items to turn them into new treasures.  Our first phase of the project will be the covers of our journals.

I am sharing with you my version our our recycled journal.

I am very excited to show the kids how a little gesso and paint, along with some imagination, can make old new again.

We will be using loads of Dina Wakley products and getting messy!

I can't wait to introduce them to the importance of reusing things and making them meaningful again.

Painting, stenciling and mark making, OH MY!!

Make sure you head back over to The Sustainable Souls blog for some great inspiration on how you can recycle and reuse everyday items in our crafty journy.

See you next month!!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mailart Madness

I am killing 2 birds with one stone!!!
Viva Las VegaStamps! has a monthly challenge and a monthly swap...  Today I am sharing my entry for BOTH!!

May's inspiration board is a simple one but I just love the color combo!

Awesome right??!

AND the swap is a color challenge with a theme of MAILART.  The colors just so happen to match up with the insporation board...lucky right?

And now here is my envelope...

Well my three envelopes actually.  Two to swap and one for display at the VLVS! store in Las Vegas.

You can find out about our swap and challenge on our Groupies Facebook page.

Viva Las VegaStamps used:  Clockface, Map pf Arctic, Men in Balloon Basket, Wire Rings by Cat Kerr, Grunge Circles.

I was inspired by the clock, round shapes, grey, black and blue.

Hope you will join in all the fun too!!