If you are new to my blog, I am thrilled to have you stop by. My blog mainly features the cards I make for all those awesome challenges in blogland. I love how a challenge gets me creating something I might not come up with on my own. My wish is to get YOU creating for challenges, too. You'll never regret it.
I also LOVE to share with you the giveaways I find (and enter). You might want to consider becoming a follower (wink, wink) so you won't miss out on my next post linking you to the giveaways. Speaking of giveaways, I have one of my very own for one lucky commenter. Keep reading.....
This ScrapTiffany Blog Hop is all about recycled projects. I chose to turn a used pressed powder compact into a brag "book." That's right, one of these:
(I can't take credit for this idea because I saw it on a blog somewhere.... and I'm so sorry I cannot give proper credit.)To get started, I popped out the remaining powder with a butter knife, then I washed the entire compact. Next, I went ahead and decorated the outside with some rub-ons and patterned paper.
I used my Gypsy to weld 6 circles together. I cut them at 2 1/8 inches on my Cricut so they would be smaller than the inside of the compact. I then folded them like an accordion.
After choosing 6 photos, I just printed them out as a contact sheet. (I use a iPhoto and this is a printing option. If you don't have a Mac, just print your photos smaller than your circles.)
Now get out your tiniest embellishments. Rub-ons, bling and brads work great. After my strip of photos were attached to the circles and embellished, I put a ton of glue dots on the back of the last circle and adhered it to the compact.
Fold it all up and snap closed.
Now on to the giveaway. I haven't finished putting it all together, but it'll be great. And if you don't see yourself using some of it, give it away on your blog. There is no shame in re-gifting.... sometimes. To enter, just leave a comment about your worst re-gift. I have a certain family member who is notorious for the bad re-gift, so my stories would be endless. I'll close this giveaway on Monday night and announce the winner on Tuesday. You must check back here to see if you've won. Hey, if you become a follower and put my blog on your google reader, you won't have to remember because you'll be stopping by anyway :) How perfect!!
I really am so glad you stopped by. Now hop on over to April's blog.