Monday, February 14, 2011

Let's Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop

I'm so happy that you have decided to join us for the Let's Scrap Happy New Year Blog Hop! For those of you who are new to the site, Let's Scrap is a wonderful group of scrapbookers who encourage and motivate each other in our love for scrapbooking! New sketches are posted every Wednesday, with sample layouts done by the Design Team to provide inspiration. Members have one week to complete and post their interpretation of the sketch, and one random winner is then selected to win that week's prize, provided by many different sponsors.
In addition to the weekly sketch, one of the Design Team members posts a challenge every Friday, and there are often special monthly challenges, with chances to win a prize for every challenge entered. Our forum contains tutorials, a place to "toot your horn," a 'Question of the week,' and much, much more. We believe that we have one of the friendliest communities of scrappers on the web, and we are so glad that you have decided to check us out during our blog hop!

And now, a little bit about this blog hop:
The Let's Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop starts Friday, January 14, 2011 and runs until 11:59 pm central time on Monday, February 14, 2011. That's right - it runs for a whole month! Because it is the New Year, we thought it would be fun to name the challenges, "Resolutions."
There are 15 members of the Design Team from Let's Scrap who are hosting the blog hop. They will each have a Resolution (challenge) for you to do and a prize that you can win. Also, one of the members who doesn't have a blog is posting a couple of great challenges in the Let's Scrap Forum, and there will be in-depth rules and other important information posted in the forum, so make sure to check it all out!
Not only do you have a chance to win a prize for every challenge you enter, but if you complete and post an entry for every challenge along the blog hop, your name will also be entered into a random drawing for a wonderful prize supplied by Cosmo Cricket!
On every blog in the hop, you must become a follower, and leave a little love (a comment) for the host.

Okay, are you ready to start this section of the Let's Scrap Blog Hop? I am stop #10, and you should be coming to me from Mandy's blog. Here is the tenth Resolution (challenge).

Resolution #10 - I like to be as frugal as possible in my scrapbooking, so I like to look for inexpensive ways to make my layouts special. I am challenging you to find an old item from your home (not originally meant for scrapbooking), and use your "trash" to make a treasure! Make an embellishment from something in your home, or use your old item as a page element. There are so many ways that you can do this, and I have a few examples here:
This is the page I made specifically for this challenge. I used two "trash" items here. The first is the yellow twill ribbon. I was tied around a Christmas gift I received, and I thought it would be useful someday. The other old item I used was the Thomas tag at the bottom. It came on a Thomas toy that my son got a while ago. I saved it to use on a future Thomas project.
This is a layout that I did this past fall. I used some old fabric (from a pair of pants that I hemmed for my husband) to make the little tree trunks.
For this last example, I cut the circles that are behind the flowers from one of those cardboard rings that you put around hot drink cups to keep from burning your hands.
Other "trash" ideas I had are packaging, tags, book pages, fabric from old clothing, . . .

Specific Resolution #10 Rules:
1. Use a Let's Scrap sketch to make a 1 or 2 page layout. There are lots of sketches to choose from!
2. When you post your layout in the gallery, list (in the comment section) any "trash" items you used in your layout.
3. You must tag your layout correctly in order for it to be entered into the challenge. For my page, I used a sketch (from the MarchSketches2Print page) called MemorableSeasonsMarch, so my tag would be: Resolution#10, MemorableSeasonsMarch. NO space between Resolution and #10, comma, sketch name/number with no space either.
4. On February 14, 2011, I will randomly select one person who completed Resolution #10 to receive this fun prize.
Okay, now it's time to hop on over to the next stop - Wendy's blog!

And, just in case you get lost along the way, here is the full list of participating blogs:
Resolution #1 - Betty Ann
Resolution #2 - Kristen
Resolution #3 - Beth
Resolution #4 - Cori
Resolution #5 - Carolina
Resolution #6 - Roulien
Resolution #7 - Kristie
Resolution #8 - Bev
Resolution #9 - Mandy
Resolution #10 - Megan - you are here!
Resolution #11 - Wendy
Resolution #12 - Debby
Resolution #13 - Dawn
Resolution #14 - Tracey
Resolution #15 - Amy

Thanks for stopping by!

55 comments:

Jessica said...

Great idea and I love your Thomas the train LO! Super cute.

Nicolle said...

Your LOs are awesome!! I love to recycle, re-purposing puts a special touch on the LO..and totally creative..:)

Betty Anne said...

Just love you layouts and you challenge. This going to be a fun one. Your candy looks real yummy too.

bakscrap said...

Great challenge Megan. At first this sounded so hard to me, but as I read along and read your suggestions, the odeas started to percolate. Can't wait to get started. I am a new follower. I'm suprised I wasn't already.

Caro said...

Ready to reuse and recycle!

Kathy said...

I'm already a follower, but I am loving this challenge because i NEVER---and I mean NEVER---use anything but scrap stuff. So you are pushing me out of my comfort zone, and I love that! Great prize pack, too! Have fun hopping yourself---I will!

Tracey Manderson said...

Ohhh great idea Megan! I did that with my tinkerbell layout! The tags you get these days are too good just to throw away!! Excellent layout!!!

XXOO AMY said...

fantastic, I save all kinds of "trash" to use in scrapbooking!

Jacqui M said...

This maybe a challenge...love your Thomas layout, my sons loved Thomas when they were little and we had the train table right in the middle of the living room. Great memories :O) Thanks!

KimR said...

Love your challenge! THe examples are great! I love doing this type of challenge!

scrapqueen141 said...

Good idea, one that I love to do already. I'm a little famous for not wanting to throw anything "potentially useful" out. Hey you never know right?!

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

This is another challenge that is right up my alley... I collect EVERYTHING that I can for scrapbooking... dont think you will find a more frugal scrapper than me.. LOL.. My whole family already know and keep "stuff" for me whenever we get together.. I have LOTS to use.. LOL.. cannot wait to get started.. my mind is already working overtime ! Hugs, Michelle

sharoncoetzer said...

Great idea - something to get our creative juices flowing.

Rachelle said...

I've never done a blog hop before, but i'm going to play along and have some fun. Mmmmm, I have a lot of "trash". LOL....
I am now a follower!

La Vikinga said...

Hi;

I like your idea!!! I'll definitely tro to participate in yor challenge and do something with... well I haven't decided yet but I'm sure I'll come up with something!

Charlotta

Cori said...

Wow! Love your "trash to treasure" layouts! Awesome prize too! Can't wait to play!

carolyn said...

great idea for a challenge

Sue said...

recycling ia always fun!

Granny said...

Your layouts are fantastic. I have bits and pieces of trash that I have kept thinking it would be a nice addition to a scrapbook page. Of course, I have never used them, but now I will. Great challenge. I became a follower of your blog today.

Wendy Crowe said...

Great challenge Megan! I used up lots of scraps and bits and pieces leftover from Christmas!

Nishi Harry said...

I have a great idea for your challenge that I am going to use. Now I just need to borrow some time. Your pages are so special. love it

Iris said...

I like the idea recycling as we are trying to do that at home with a lot of items. Your lo's are great thanks for the samples.

mommy2alex said...

Great challenge/resolution! I keep EVERYTHING, so this is perfect!
I love your layouts - the trees are my fave, have that paper!

sunsetdenise said...

Love this idea! I am tired from scrapping all day but will be the first challenge i start tomorrow!

ShellBell said...

Great layout, and awesome resolution challenge!
Hoping I get to participate in all of the blog hopping funness!

VanillaCarmel said...

I AM FOLLOWING
LOve your page, i can so do this challenge. I love putting scraps of things and labels on layouts!! they make the most unique embellishments.
MANDY

Sherri said...

those are all cute layouts. my boys used to love thomas when they were little!

Kelly said...

love your blog, and your sample page is awesome! Thanks so much for the challenge...should be fun to see what I come up with...lol

Jenni said...

You have awesome frugal ideas!

Ronda said...

Love your layouts. I too amd very frugal in scrapbooking ! looking forward to starting on this challange

KellyG said...

Love your ideas! Great layouts! I am a follower!

Anna said...

Have been collecting clothing tags for ages and this is the perfect resolution to use them. Looking forward to this layout. Might have to take a couple of photographs to do this one ... but scrappers don't mind :-)

Christine Real said...

I love the little tree trunks you made so cute!

Larisa said...

Fantastic colours! Great page! Love the sketch a lot.

~Kate said...

This is a cool challenge. I tend not to do this just because I started scrapping way back when "acid free" was the word of the day. So I suppose my page isn't very out there, but I did find stuff!

Ukka said...

You have such wonderful ideas for pages! Oh these are gorgeous Megan, such beautiful layouts!

Marjo said...

Very good idea, love the challenge! Going around taking a new look and attitude to "trash" :)

RachelC said...

I'm a new follower! I love your Thomas layout...I have a 3 year old boy, too, so I suspect you have as much Thomas stuff in your house as I do!!

Roulien said...

I love you layout for this challenge, Megan! I'm now a follower of your blog.
Hugs
Roulien

Kras said...

Hop hop, I came to you enrolled for participation. I became very interested and will go forward. Many kisses.

Kavita said...

Love the challenge - really got me thinking...You have a great layout too. Following....

Anna said...

It has been lying in a drawer for ages, the labels and packing paper I removed from clothes. Now it is adorning a page about branding. http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/what-is-in-a-name?context=user

Scrappin' Annie said...

Hi Megan - thanks for this challenge. Like you I like to use things on hand and not buy so this was a good challenge for me - just had to decide what junk to use!

RachelC said...

Great challenge! I've got my layout posted on Let's Scrap. Thanks!

Cathy said...

I am now a follower.... I have completed your challenge and will be posting it shortly on my blog.... htpp://whatsupwithcathy.blogspot.com
My son is also Thomas crazy so I can so relate to your train layout

Tammy said...

Fun challenge - I love the take on recycling!

suscu said...

What a beautiful LO you've made. I uploaded my take on this resolution in the gallery.

Tracy said...

Love your LO's, here is mine

http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/monkey-boy/next?context=user

Sherri said...

I did it! yours and all the others!

http://sherripriest.blogspot.com/2011/02/lets-scrap-resolution-10.html

Becca said...

Your LO is so cute, I will admit that I struggled at first, but I got there in the end. Have just uploaded my LO. Great challenge :D

Kathy said...

My two-page layout for your challenge is in the LS gallery, Megan! Thanks for doing this! And I am already a follower here!

Rita said...

my Lo is in gallery... thanks

Kim said...

I have wanted to scrap this forever and never got around to it! Thanks for the inspiration and motivation to get it done. I always keep extra ephemera and say I will get to it later! Cheers!

Jodi said...

I have really enjoyed playing along with this blog hop. I may not finish all the resolutions, but I have ahd a great time with the ones I did finish. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Shelly said...

Megan-Thanks for the fun challenge. I used a plastic bread tie thingy for my trash object. I'm following your blog!