As a scrapbooker, I have always been inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s words, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Hello, everyone, Mou Saha here to talk about scrapbooking techniques that are good for the earth and easy on your pocketbook.
I like to see hidden potential in ordinary things that have already served their original purposes. This gives me a joy that I don’t feel when I use premade, store-bought products. Here are a few examples.
Here, I upcycled the 12″ x 12″ cover of a paper collection to create a background that was a perfectly-spaced grid with sixteen color coordinated patterns without the cost and time.
My Wish for You by Mou Saha.
On this layout, I used a mesh fruit bag, bread tag, and paper scraps to tell a story.
Odd, Huh? by Mou Saha.
And upcycling doesn’t have to stop at scrapbook layouts. I created this mini chalkboard using packaging from some scrapbook supplies (here’s a tutorial).
Chipboard Chalkboard by Mou Saha.
My upcoming 4-week workshop at Big Picture Classes, Lift Me Up!, is a venture in this same spirit. We’ll meet online each week to make a total of four projects out of discarded objects and supplies from your own craft closet, starting simple and progressing to more involved pieces.
I’m excited about this workshop and I hope you will be too! I am giving away TWO spots in my workshop to two CK blog readers. To qualify, please leave a comment below by Tuesday, May 29, at 9:00 am (MDT).
Congratulations to our winners!
Carol M.: I’m always upcycling things on my cards & layouts. But you have it down to a science!! I’d love to learn more…..PLEASE let me join you in this class!!!
Crystal: Sounds like a neat class! Thanks for the chance to win.