Friday, January 15, 2010

Our FIRST Design Team REVEAL!!!

Wahoo, it's Jan 15th!!!
Are ya ready to see what the Create It-Green Gals did?

The altered team was asked to create something using a recycled item and real stitching on it.

Jean said, "The recycled Items I used are large fridge advertisement magnets from my phone book and last years calendar magnet from the doctors office. I created felt magnets for valentines day."

Ali said, "I altered old jeans and made embellishments for Los or cards. Here is the info.
Pic 1 is a set of 6 different types of "SCRUFFY POSIES" (as I have decided to call them, ) LOL!
1. Slightly Gathered, Zigzag Posey
2. Flat "Sun Rays" Flower
3. Heavy Denim, Frayed Flower
4. Flat Zigzag Posey
5. Flat & Funky Floss Flower
6. Extra-Scruffy, (slightly gathered) Ink-Grunged Posey
All six Posies are stitched at LEAST in the centres. Several are machine stitched and one is stitched by hand.

Pic 2: Denim Circle Edging
I simply cut circles freehand from old jeans and then zigzagged them right-side up and wrong-side up, in no particular order, to a piece of paper ribbon. Pressed lightly. Ready to use!"
And she created a layout using those scruffy flowers and denim edging.

Jan made an altered frame. She said," I reused a frame and some scraps of cardstock and lace to make my altered frame. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the Stampin' Up! rub-on and then glued it to the patterned paper. Add a button and you have a super simple, inexpensive gift or home decor item."
Wonderful creations ,ladies!!!

Now, on to the layout sketch.

The layout team was asked to create a layout using the sketch as inspiration, and to use a recycled item on their layout.

Alexa said, "The green items I used were corregated cardboard from a wine box and I also punched a cork place mat to make some buttons."

Joan said said she used "Prima packaging for the photo mat and the journaling card, old buttons and the heart is punched from a coffee sleeve."

Faye said, "On this page, the recycled item is the flower on the page. These are blossoms that I like to make. I use images from magazines and old book pages and repurpose them into a flower blossom. I love using magazines to make these blossoms because of their glossy look. I also add tulle into the layered look. The center brad is a traditional gold brad you find in an office supply store that I have covered with glue and glitter. I also used notebook paper for my journal spot... i rescued this notebook from my friends garbage can. She was throwing it away cause it got wet so I just cut that part off. I don't know if that counts though :)"

Kandi said, "The recycled item used on my layout is the brown paper packaging. I got a lot of it during December when lots of online purchases showed up at my house! ;)"

Tanya said, " I reused packaging (black paper from Heidi Swapp & a grungeboard tag from ranger)."

I also did one. I used a sheet of a notebook.

It's amazing how you can use recycled materials in a layout! Wasn't that fun seeing all the creations!!!

The card sketch team was asked to use this sketch as inspiration, and to use a recycled item on their card.

Victiroa used "Prima say it with crystals backing board - it is the turquoise piece on the front of the card. Much too pretty not to use!"

Jeanna said , "as for the recycled material that I used in my card, I used an old box and get the corrugated part of it.. I distressed it with a blank ink to put some weathery effect on it."

Jennifer said, "for the newspaper one - obviously the newspaper is recycled (circles crinkled and then distressed with ink), but also the card base is some of my coffee paper: coffee ground sprinkled on cs, allowed to dry, and then sept into the garden or compost. twine for buttons is more of my dog food bag twine! :) papers are Basic Grey Indian Summer and digi is from Squigglefly if you need that info.

for the little girl one - the pink paper is actually manilla type paper that a candle or something was wrapped in from the store for protection. (like they would tissue paper before putting it in the shopping bag). I sprayed it with 2 coats of rose tea glimmer mist prior to using punches. I want you to know that I did actually sew on this card - a major thing for me because I DO NOT sew!! only for you, babe! :) paper is Basic Grey Euphoria and image is again from Squigglefly. "

Thank-you so much ladies!!!

Would you like to try one of the challenges (or all of them if you like!!) Simply create something NEW for this challenge and post the link to it here. Just before the next challenge is posted on Feb 15th, a random name will be drawn and they will win a RAK from me.

Happy recycling, my friends!!!  Post a comment and let us know what you think of our first DT reveals and challenges!!!


  1. Ooooh, that was so much fun!

    Everyone did a great job!

    Loved each adn every project, LO and Card.

    Another great Sketch Deanne! Priiinnnnting!!! LOL

    Super job gals!

  2. Well done ladies!! so many wonderful ways to add those toss outs to our projects!!

  3. WOW These are all so fantastic, well done all!!!!

  4. Love all, but crazy about those magnets! WooooHooooo for upcycling!