Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Watch For It Wednesdays #14

For this weeks Watch For It Wednesdays Post, I’m going to share a tip on RECYCLING WHILE SCRAPBOOKING. Whilst most of us are trying to watch our wallets and stick to a strict budget, we don’t want to or should have to put away our craft projects just because we are a bit short on $$$$$ to buy that perfect embellishment.
When I did this layout of my son wearing his Favourite ‘Party’ outfit, I knew that he was never going to wear it again and Because I don’t want hundreds of my children’s old “Favourites” lying around the house long after the kids have outgrown them, I decided to make a true size colour photocopy of part of the outfit and use it in my layout. I then cut off the tags, labels, ribbons and buttons and attached them to the layout to give it a more textured 3 dimensional look. There you have it!!!! The perfect embellishments that also have a sentimental meaning and cost you nothing. Just imagine how many more CottageCutz & Quickutz dies you could buy from THE SCRAPPING COTTAGE if you don’t have to spend all your well deserved craft money on little embellishments that can be very costly.


Ruth Ellen said...

Too cute!! I love how you added the real buttons and tags!

Beverly S. said...

Thanks for the $$$$ saving tip. :)
We can all use it these days. :)
Love your layout!

Rochelle said...

This is a wonderful idea! I love it! I really like how you think "out of the box" a lot! A true artist indeed! :O)

KatherineB said...

Genius! Love it Natasha - you are so inventive!