Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve!

Are you ready for 2011? Do you have any fun plans to ring in the New Year? We are having Chinese food and spending the evening with some wonderful family friends. I can't wait! Before all of the festivities begin though, I have my recycled project for this week's Blogger's Challenge to share with you.

This is what I started off with. I picked up a few of these little, plastic, photo album at Big Lots for $1.oo each. My first thought was to put flash cards in all of the sleeves for my little Kindergartners at school. They could take the flash card books back to their seats and work with a friend. However, a little while back, I saw someone take one of these photo albums and turn it into something crafty, like this... I didn't save the picture of the sketch book that I saw so I'm not sure who came up with this fun idea. If you know who thought of it or if it's you, please let me know so I can give credit to the right person. Here are some of the details of my little sketch book for you. The patterned paper is from DCWV and the solid pink cardstock is from Core'dinations. I sewed the papers to the original cover. I used my Coolvetica Alphabet stamps from The Cat's Pajamas for the word, "Sketches" and then I added some rhinestones from my stash. The die cut is made from the Die-namics Framed Greetings set from My Favorite Things. For the pages of of the photo album, I printed out some of my favorite sketched from Jen Del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. They fit perfectly and then when I need a great sketch, I'll have a bunch right at my fingertips! I snapped a picture of the inside for you.
For more ideas with today's recycling theme, please click on the Blogger's Challenge logo in my right side bar. I hope that you have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve! Thank you so much for visiting with me today...Toodles! :D

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Very clever! Perfect recycled project.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How kewl is that! How'd ya do that?!! Happy New Year!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful way to recycle those albums into something beautiful! Happy New Year!

Tami Black said...

So easy, inexpensive and I'm sure stampers would love this idea! Great project!

Basement Stamper said...

What a great idea for sketches! I keep on thinking I need to print some out and start a binder instead of keeping them all saved online. Happy New Year!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is really a great idea- I love your cover artwork. Have a safe and Happy New Year- Chinese food sounds so good!

Clara said...

How cute! Great paper selection for your little recycled sketch book. It sure looks like it will be a handy little reference book.

Linda Monroe said...

This is darling. What a great idea for storing sketches. I have all mine on scraps of paper in my craft area but will totally steal this idea. Great recycling project.

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fabulous idea! You'll have a ton of inspiration right at your fingertips plus, it'll look so dang cute!!! Happy New Year!!!

Ida said...

Very clever and useful.

JP Card Crazy said...

Great recycle project and fantastic way to use the albums!!

Anonymous said...

This is neat! Love the idea of a sketch book with the inexpensive album and you decorated it to be quite lovely!

GCgirl