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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Blogger's Challenge: Reuse, Recycle


Today's blogger's challenge is reuse, recycle.  While our list Mom Lisa loves this challenge, sometimes I struggle with it.  This week was different though, I had something in mind...I was just late getting it done.

Over the years I've come to love 2 pairs of jeans and I've worn them in pretty good.  Pretty good to the point my hubby has threatened to toss them out.  I went to put on a pair the other night just as a joke to him (since I've gotten me a new pair I like a lot) and they had a HUGE hole in the rear.  My hubby just laughed and that's when I set the pair aside to tear apart.

I saw this sketch in my googlereader and now can't identify where it came from (if you know, please let me know so I can link them), but I thought it would go great with my jeans.  I'm not sure I like the overall card now as I think I should have stuck to a red/white/blue combo but I wanted it a little more feminine.  My first idea was to fit a gift card on the tag but my tag was a little too small for it.  There's minimal stamping on this card, I only stamped the background of the tag with the Wallflower background stamps.


I've seen some great creations from the other blogger's already, so make sure to check them out here.

15 comments:

Heidi Hihn said...

Cute way to recycle those favorite jeans!! Sweet card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great use of the sketch! Love the recycled jeans, with the added lace trim!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card Kim! Wonderful way to use a pair of beloved jeans! :D

Libby Hickson said...

So cute - what a great idea for those beloved jeans. :-)

Clara said...

Now you still have a part of those jeans you loved so much! Now this is what I call recycle! :)

GCgirl said...

LOVE this it is so cute! The story was even better ;-).

BarbaraW said...

Recycled jeans. What a great idea.

Ida said...

What a fun card. Did you cringe when you cut into those old worn and favorite jeans. Great way to recycle.

Rose said...

Great sketch for your jeans, what a nice way to remember your ole' jeans. You know it takes a long time to break those babies in just right, when you can fall asleep in them, they are keepers.

njburk said...

LOVE it--what a great way to recycle a favorite pair of jeans. I love working with a sketch too.

Rachel Hope said...

Great use of the fabric!

Tami Black said...

My mind is awhirl...way to think outside the box. This would work with the scraps of my son's baby blanket too -- now that he is away at college...I'm really wow'd by this!

Lisa Bohler said...

LOVE this idea and what a great tribute to a faithful pair of jeans! I think we all have a pair like that!!!

Connie Paxman said...

Kim, I cannot believe how many different ideas I have seen for this challenge and yours is an exception to the imagination...wow
connie paxman

JP Card Crazy said...

Great card and love the layout!

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