Friday, August 21, 2015

Let's Repurpose!

Hi folks! Hope your week is ending on a high note! I have just a short lil post today because, I'll be honest, I'm not feeling so hot this week. I am not sure if you follow the news but the entire northwest seems to be on fire these days and this was our sky Thursday night. Cloudless sky with sun and nothing but smoke getting in the way of it shining.....


So sad...... if you're the praying type, let's pray this ends and soon. I can't imagine being a firefighter fighting on the front lines or the property owner who's land is scorched or in jeopardy. :-(

Moving on! Way back in January, I posted THIS tutorial showcasing how you can use digital stamps to create custom calendars that are one of a kind month in and month out! This was a peek at my January calendar featuring Power Poppy's digital stamp Winter Pick-Me-Up....


After I was done using these calendars for the month, I wondered what I could do to repurpose them? I didn't want to just throw each page away! So, I grabbed my paper cutter and decided to trim up the outer portion, like so!


Before I knew it I had matted it up, added some decorative paper, a sentiment from the Good Thinking: Renewal Set, which I thought was perfect for this image. I added some cotton lace and.. ta da! A colored up image that got double duty!

Here's a close up of the image to show off the little sparkle that I had added on the pussy willows....


I was glad that I thought to re-use these colored up blossoms. No use putting this in the "circular file" when you can find joy in an image all over again! And that, my friends is it! 

Speaking of joy, it's time to hand things over to my Bloom Brigade sisters! They've got some craftiness to share and I know they would love it if you stopped by to say hi! 



Thanks for spending a little of your day with me! I hope your day is blessed!

~Julie


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11 comments:

Cheryl W. said...

Genius way to repurpose your beautiful image! I would not have been able to throw it out either - it's just too pretty, and you worked too hard on it.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, I'm so sorry that you've not been felling well, and I am so sorry to see the photo of your skies! Yes, how very tragic and even more so at the loss of lives. I'm praying for you all and pray that relief will be soon.

I am delighted to see your wonderful idea of recycling your calendars into cards! It's gorgeous, and I love the music DP and the wonderful sentiment. It's stunning, and I love the added lace! I just love when we can remake something old (and now outdated) into something that will bring joy into someone's life when they receive this card! Hugs, sweet friend, and I'm praying for you!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous the second time around, too!

Nora N. said...

I am sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon.

What a great way to re-purpose the little calendar piece!! You did such a nice job layering all the elements onto your new card!!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful card, Julie, and I'm so glad you were able to repurpose your gorgeous flowers. Love the pretty sparkle. We have big fires close by, too. They're miles away from us here on the coast, but we can see the smoke in the distance. We're tinder dry here, too, so keeping fingers crossed that no sparks get something started.

Maria A. said...

Hello Julie: It's so sad to see the skies over your home full of smoke, and sadder still to know so many people are being affected by this terrible fires, I can't even begin to imagine the tremendous loss of life and property. I truly hope that this will end soon.
I love your card, I too, repurpose images once in a while but it's a great way to still enjoy beautifully colored images like this gorgeous Crocuses.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.
www.swimbikerunandstamp.blogspot.com

Kristine Boydstun said...

I, too, live in the the Northwest--The Olympic Peninsula of Washington state to be exact. I am praying with you for the firefighters to be safe and the first to be put out.

You card is beautiful.

ChristineCreations said...

So sorry about all that smoke Julie. We had it for weeks earlier in the summer because of BC and Northern Alberta fires. It’s so hard to breathe then...Love your repurposed panel! It’s just as beautiful the second time around!

ChristineCreations said...

So sorry about all that smoke Julie. We had it for weeks earlier in the summer because of BC and Northern Alberta fires. It’s so hard to breathe then...Love your repurposed panel! It’s just as beautiful the second time around!

Bajalizzy said...

love the golden fuzz (we have a lightning induced fire on the ridge near us - hoping it doesn't come down to the homes below)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

very pretty!