Cheap Storage Set ~ Recycled boxes

Hello everyone and Happy 2017!

Storage and organisation doesn’t have to be expensive, at least for me and at this moment 🙂

I have been decluttering and purging since at least November, at some point my place looked like a war zone… anyway, it’s been a slow process but it is moving forward.

One of the problems that I have encountered since start making projects other than scrapbooking is how much space I need to keep up with all the different materials, especially when it comes to the recycling stuff. Because, I can throw the cardstock from the packagings out and then buy chipboard or I can save it and re-use it, and by now you all already know that I am recycling obsessed. It’s one of my ways to pay my rent on this amazing planet that provides us with everything for free and asks nothing in return, so what about a little respect?

However, I need to put a limit on how much stuff I keep otherwise when do you stop saving?

The thing is, at this moment I do not want to buy any fancy storage unit so, I got some boxes from the supermarket and because cheap storage doesn’t have to be ugly… I like mine pretty 😀  … anyway, I’ve decorated them to match my stencil binders and I love it!

Before & After.

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Front and side.

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Sorry for crappy lighting in this picture, different settings on my camera (the pictures I took before discovering the settings above)…

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In Love & Gratitude,
Denise

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My Goals ~ Handmade Journal

Hi, I’m on a roll 😀

I have been crafting a LOT and now I’m sharing some of the stuff with you, the other stuff I can only share after Christmas 😉 get me?

Making journals is a new and amazing thing. Dyeing the paper, dry it in the oven, fold it, stamping … If you haven’t already you HAVE to try it!

I was given a camera to start making Youtube videos but I don’t yet have the right set up for it, so instead of a flip through video, I leave you with a ton of pictures. Enjoy 🙂

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I think that after this one you will hear from me only after Christmas. So have yourself a very Merry Christmas surrounded by your loved ones and filled with joy, peace and harmony.

In Love & Gratitude,

Denise

P.S
If you made it to here, please let me know if you too have these awesome notifications on your WordPress blog… It’s been like this for months, at the beginning, I thought it was my internet connection, now I no longer know…

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Black & Gold ~ Shoe box recycled

Hello, again.

Here is a shoe box recycled. They make great storage solutions, believe me.

For this one, I glued kitchen paper towels for texture. Then gesso it with, painted with black acrylic paint and golden touches ( sorry, pictures don’t show the beauty of the golden touches).

Here are the pictures.

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Oh, and I also made some tags to go with it 🙂

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Until the next project, stay well 🙂

In Love & Gratitude,
Denise

Know Thyself ~ Toilet paper roll book

Hello,

Have you heard about the #junkuseitorloseit challenge? You can find it here, and here, and here and… just Youtube it!

Anyway, it makes sense that I look at my junk and use it or lose it because I am doing a big cleaning on my clutter. With that in mind, I had far too many toilet paper rolls waiting to be used. So I’ve rolled up my sleeves and Boom! Came up with these books. Three are ready and two more are on the make.

Enough of my nonsense and here are the pictures.

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Each book has nine pages, each page has one question. The insert pages were left blank so the person can write on it. If the person wants can write the answer on one side and date it, then six months, one year later can review it and see if the answer is still the same… For fun or for expansion.

That’s all for now.

In Love & Gratitude,
Denise

Goal Setting ~ Handmade Book

Hi,

Today I am bringing you another project that uses recycled cardstock. Someone ate the burgers (not me, I am vegetarian) and I got the box. And no, there is no contamination because the burgers come wrapped in plastic.

This was a project on a rush as I needed this journal ASAP, if you are into energy you know what the 11:11 portal means, especially this year…

 

Anyway, enough of my nonsense 😉 and on with the project.

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Because I knew that I would be using patterned paper I only gessoed the edges, then I applied one layer of black acrylic paint, another layer of gesso and one layer of brown acrylic paint. And of course, the pattern paper.

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I had some leftover coffee dyed paper from another project that I am working on, so this was just the perfect way to use it 😀  I stamped each page with distress inks.

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I’ve made 5 signatures, added one pocket on the first page of each with a tag for journaling, and “butterflies on a string” in each signature.

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This was great fun to do and as I have so more boxes I am thinking of making some more to add to my Etsy store… After I finish the project that I am working on plus finishing also some handmade Christmas gifts… Bring on the time!

 

In Love & Gratitude,
Denise

21-Day Gratitude Challenge ~ Booklet

Hi,

It’s been a while since I last posted here but that doesn’t mean that I am not crafting 😉 just that life got in the way…

Today I would like to share with you some gratitude booklets that I made to add to my Etsy store.

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21 pages, one per day with “hearts on a string” finish.

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Elastic closure.

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I also added a bookmark but for the love of me I can’t get my camera to catch the purple, and the bookmark looks like blue 😦

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Different button colours for choice.

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Do you practice gratitude? If not, next time that you feel like complaining grab pen and paper and write down 3 to 5 things that you are grateful for, you know that quote: “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey.

“Where thought goes energy flows”, you know this, right?

 

In Love & Gratitude,
Denise