Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch. 44 - "Recycle on your Layout" - Ferry Boat 12 x 12 Layout

Hi Gang!!!  This week at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges... we have a pretty simple Challenge for you.  Once I personally realized that I didn't have to wash Milk Cartons or Aluminum Cans to participate (Ha!)... I had all kinds of ideas pop into my head.. for really... I think I "Recycle" on almost every layout I create.  Recycle, Re-Use, Re-Purpose... this means... attack your never ending SCRAP stash, use those small ribbon pieces, ticket stubs from concerts, fronts of cards that were given to you... the list is really never ending!!
I think I need to RECYCLE the past couple of days :-)... for I am a little late submitting this.. but better late than never.
Here is what I came up with...


The recycled Aluminim Foil for the sunglasses...


Close-up of the journaling and the piece of Recycled String that I added...


Other than the Letter Stickers for the title and the photos themselves... I TRUELY recycled everything on this layout.  Every bit of paper used is from my scrap stash.  Even the background paper behind the pictures is left over from the "Congrats Card" I just made for Monday.  (Scroll down to see that post)

Mr. Sunshine is hand cut.  The rays are just strips cut the same size.  I got that idea from the August issue of Scrapbooks Etc. (on the cover).  The sunglasses are using the 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches.. then placing the foil behind.  (I'm pretty proud for thinking up that idea!!!)  The frame is hand cut.  The Water is punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and the 1 3/4" circle punch is varying places to make it look like moving waves.  The clouds are punched with the regular size scallop circle punch and the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch.  The Life Buoy is from the "Life is a Beach" Cricut cartridge.
So... if I can do this... YOU CAN TOO!  Come join us over at LMCH CH 44 and show us your recycled layouts!!  The Design Team has all kinds of ideas to share with you as well. 
You have until Saturday 9:00pm EST to ENTER!!!

I am also entering this layout over at the Getting Scrappy Challenge 11 - Get Punchy!!  Well as you can see from above.. I used all kinds of punches.  You also need to include a Cricut or SVG cut somewhere on the layout. (Life Buoy)

And finally... I am joining the Linking Party over at You had me at craft - Made it myself Mondays where you can link up with others and have fun sharing your stuff and visiting some new friends!!


Thanks so much for sticking with me through this longer than usual post!  :-)

12 comments:

glassgraffitix2 said...

TERRIFIC!!! I like all your recycling! You mean, NO MILK CARTONS OR ALUMINUM CANS! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Wilson said...

Awww!! Look at you! Love the recycled items, you ROCKED this challenge Michele!! And you were worried!!! LOVE it!

Ashley said...

LOVE it!!! Especially the aluminum foil on the sun's sunglasses--BRILLIANT!!!

~Ashley

Brenda said...

Ha, no washed out milk cartons? I was also on that same line of thinking when I saw the challenge posted. I love your lo, but my favorite is the sun. I wanna lift this please
Hugs
Brenda

Jenny said...

Fun! So great that you've accomplished so much scrapping this year! I bet your album is just amazing!

eileen said...

darling page and love your recycledness. cute journaling on the lifesaver

Michele K. said...

Sunshine you are my sunshine you make me happeeee when skies are gray... Okay, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sun with his groovy foil glasses!!!! What a fab page! xxoo

Sue said...

Wow Michele. This is so very creative. The sun is awesome, I love how you wrote the journaling, the waves are awesome. A perfect, recycled page. Great job!!

sharon said...

Your work is FABULOUS!!! Love the little life preserver. :) I just "cut" the paper board, with the same setting I use on my paper, w/ the cricut--(perhaps you will find a better way..)--:) I always always look forward to your beautiful l/o's, as well!

tiffany said...
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tiffany said...

wow- those sunglasses are so fun, going to have to try that!! =)Tiffany
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Amanda said...

OMG, your layout is Super Fun!!! I love all the fabulous images you used and the journaling around the life saver.. Thanks for joining my Getting Scrappy Challenge and I hope you will join in again this week..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda:0)