Sunday, November 8, 2009


What do you do with the scrapbooking and stamping magazines you purchase? Do you read them and then pitch them? Or do you save them? If you save you save the whole magazine or tear the magazine apart and pull just what you want?

I use to save all the magazines. I had them all set up in order according to the month and year. Very rarely did I ever pull them out to read them or to get inspired. In the last few months, I've been doing some reorganization here in the rubber room. And I thought holding on to all these magazines was using up precious space. So, I started going through each one and pulling out things that interest me.

So now, all these pages I've pulled from the magazine, are all sitting in a pile on my table. I will now have to go through each one and determine which file to put it in. I started doing just that at the beginning of the week. Then I came across this layout, which reminded me of pictures I have, and a Jolees embellishment. So I took this torn out magazine page and "scraplifted" it.

This is what I did:

The magazine is Scrapbook, etc, October 2008. The layout is on page 102. The original artist did a 8.5"x11" layout, I convert mine to a 12"x12. Papers I used is some old retired Heavenly Blue B&T paper from CTMH and some Bamboo cardstock. The red scalloped cardstock I picked up at my LSS last February and the Polka Dot paper in the center is Jillibean Soup, Minestone, Chopped Tomatoes. I painted some chipboard letter with MM scrapbook paint. I also used Martha Stewart's Lace Doily punch on the Bamboo cardstock. I also punch out circles and glued them to the centers of the red scalloped cardstock. Then I glued some blue "Dew drops" to the center of each circle. I got the dew drops from my good friend Jenn from Just4funcrafts.

I have some other projects, I am hoping to complete this next week and I am also hoping to be finish with this house. DH and I FINALLY moved the wall unit from the wall and DH is now finishing up the painting as I type this. YAY!! So now, I can get everything put back into place. And have this place sparkling!! I'll try to get some pictures posted when all is complete.

So, until next time, thanks so much for letting me share. If you like what I've done, don't forget to leave me some lovin'.

Take care and happy scrappin'!!



Lauren said...

That came out soooo cute!! Thanks for sharing!! The clips you used on the they stick out real far on the page?

Haley D. said...

This page is super!

Karen said...

Wow, I'm loving this Leanne! Some of those old mags have the best layouts! I keep mine too but your idea to pull out my fav layouts would probably get me to actually use them!

Lynnette C said...

adorable layout! love how you just jumped in and did it =)