I am talking about the concept of "green" - Repurposing, Recycling, Re-using.
I am always on the hunt for little items to use on my layouts. Often times these items are not scrap related.
Here are a few examples:
Aerie jewelry purchase pouch turned into journaling pocket
Popsicle stick turned into ribbon holder element
dimes turned into embellishment
chipboard tag from a brad set - I covered the holes with the journaling
fabric scraps turned into leaves
magazine page scraps turned into background
chipboard sticker discard turned into patterned paper
prima packaging turned into tag
As you can see, there are many ways of adding every day things to our layouts with a little creativity.
Challenge: Whatever you are busy creating this week, keep your eye out for any items you can re-purpose in your layouts.
Remember to add your creation to our flick'r gallery.