Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...


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A very sweet commenter here on TSB suggested I check out a new challenge called Everything But the Kitchen Sink -- the focus of this fun challenge features an item found around the house. This month's is to create a card using something received in the mail, which is a great way to put all that junkmail that clogs up our mailboxes to good use. This card made use of a couple things I found in the "to be recycled" bin.

The background text was taken from my husband's BBC Music Magazine (a review of some kind of stereo equipment) and the accent paper was portioned off of a photo from the soprano's feature article. I rescued a postcard from a hair salon that I once frequented, too. I thought the quote from the salon's owners was actually quite lovely ("The world's most beautiful feeling comes from making others feel beautiful about themselves."), and it makes my card perfect for this month's Encouraging Words/Friendship Project Parade. I finished off this redux card with a flourish, a ribbon treatment, and just a little splash of red.
BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink Fancy Flourishes Stamp; Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Classic Dye Ink; SU Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Dark Blue Textured Cardstock (generic); Dark Brown Organza Ribbon (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Dark Brown Brads (generic) Archivers Paper Flowers HAPPY BEANS: Postcard; Magazine

16 comments:

Courtney Baker said...

Oh this is so fun. I love the layers you used! Thank you for playing along with us!

Lynnette said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card. It all comes together wonderfully. Thanks for playing along!

....Linda.... said...

Recycling never looked so good! Beautiful...

Winter said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for playing in the challenge with us! :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great card!! That quote is awesome!! So glad that you played along with our challenge!! :)

Laural-Lee said...

This is fabulous. You put it all together wonderfully. You have such beautiful vision.

Stampin' Diva said...

That was too cute. I have to try this. Great job with the challenge.

Cards by Gina said...

This is amazing, Regina! You did a sensational job recycling! Once again, I'm in awe of you!

Patti MacLeith said...

What a great idea. Fun. and you made it beautiful!

Mary Fish said...

Brilliant post and great idea for a challenge. I love your card and how you displayed your "resources." Hugs, M

Susan McRae said...

I like how you used so many papers on your card! Really beautiful!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a great idea, love it and your card. Hugs,

Jessica said...

Lovely card, Regina!!! Great take on the challenge :)

Ann said...

Totally fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us Kitchen Sink girls! :D

~kelly marie~ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I just love that quote! Thank you so much for playing along with us!

Maureen said...

Hmm, I thought I had already left a comment, but I guess I hadn't!! This is stunning! I love how you used the magazine paper and added the other elements...so beautiful!! Very creative.