Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Shopping list? I don't think so!

Hi! I am so glad you are here!  I'm not sure exactly what I should call today's creation, but one thing it is NOT is a shopping list holder!  Let me elaborate.  One of the things I set out to accomplish is getting some of my older Paper Pumpkin kits put together.  Today's kit was supposed to make a shopping list holder.  It even has a roll of lined paper that was to be attached at the top.  Don't get me wrong, I like shopping lists.  They are essential to me actually getting real food in the house instead of all of the impulse buys I would otherwise make.  But I already have a system.  We have a magnetic list on the fridge and the theory is that when someone uses the last of something, it goes on the list.  It works about 60% of the time with the other people in the house, but I use it 99% of the time so I call it a success.

So there I was, looking at a kit that I knew I really did not want to make, when I started thinking the lined paper would make a wonderful journaling strip for scrapbooking.  Then I studied the thick woodgrain embossed base...way too nice not to use for something... I'm still not sure exactly what to call this, but it will probably have a photo placed on it in the future.  Let's call it a wall hanging!  The only thing from the kit that I did not repurpose was the extra wide rubber band that was supposed to hold the paper at the bottom.  I still have it, but it will likely end up with a more practical purpose rather than decorative.

I also added lots of goodies from the artisan kit and even used up a
skinny strip of leftover dsp to make a rolled 'thing'.  It's not exactly
a flower, but it still looked pretty good with the other embellishments.

As I was making this, I was thinking about a fellow blog friend
who is going through a very rough time and decided
to use this sentiment from the Trust God stamp set.

I'm pretty sure everything but the punches, very vanilla cardstock, and soft suede ink are retired.  Felt good to use up a bit more of the older goodies!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Project Recipe: Stamp Set-Trust God, Punches-decorative label, 1 3/4" circle, Accessories-paper pumpkin kit, linen thread, victorian crochet trim, artisan kit, inka gold metallic rub


  1. This is beautiful! What a great idea and terrific for a gift!

  2. Even though it's not a shopping list - it's so pretty! I think a picture on it would look wonderful too. Gorgeous!
    My shopping list idea is the same - except no one ever thinks to write down what we're out of! LOL!

  3. Stunning work, Margaret! This is one of my fave SU paper packs :) You've created an enchanting piece here!

  4. Wow! You really turned the kit items around Margaret! I have that kit & was/still is contemplating what I want to do with it...I LOVE your idea--it's really beautiful!!!!!

  5. Thoughts and prayers go out to your blog friend as I'm sure this sentiment will hopefully lend strength and allow this person to relinquish the reigns in order to achieve peace. I think what you've created, whatever you desire to truly title it is SENSATIONAL and that rolled not a flower thingy is gorgeous!! You have an incredible flair for making elusively titled artwork!! ;)
    Biggest of hugs my friend,

  6. Awesome job on repurposing the kit into something more useful, and beautiful, for you. Adding a photo to it is the perfect idea.

  7. Wow, this is really cool, I love what you did with this kit. I have to decide what to do with the patriotic kit from this month, as they are the wrong colors for Canada, but I will find a use for them eventually. maybe repurpose the pinwheel paper for a card or something else. Anyway great job with this I look forward to seeing other things you do with these kits.
    Hugs from Canada


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