Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Favorites: Upcycling

I am SO ready to send this Friday right back to whatever depths it came from! I was supposed to be off work but ended up there most of the day anyway, had a pet-related containment breach (the dogs got out of the fence), a broken water pipe outside, and then a virtual marathon of phone calls with my insurance company and pharmacy arguing about a prescription refill. Oh, and the air conditioner in my car is going out. :(

But let's forget about that and look at some fun stuff, okay?


From left to right:
  • Check out some cool ATCs made from upcycled junk mail at Rachie's Place.
  • Margie Romney-Aslett shows how to make paper chandeliers in a segment on KSL's Studio 5. These are just begging me to be used in the upcoming baby shower!
  • Amazing Mae brings more upcycling goodness- just look at these lovely envelopes made from catalog (or magazine) pages.
  • This week has been organization week on Write. Click. Scrapbook., and they show some awesome rooms here and here.
  • Studio Calico shared a beautiful page by Susan Weinroth as well as a sketch based on the layout. 
  • Also from Studio Calico (and Susan Weinroth) comes a tutorial on making fabric envelopes- how cute would these be for your handmade greeting cards?!?!?
  • Zakka Life shows how to upcycle all kinds of discarded paper into doodle pads. Fun stuff!
  • Oh, Hello Friend shared a pretty little thank-you themed mini album.
  • And, finally, Pugly Pixel brings us a tutorial on how to make scalloped edges for your digital photos.
Have a scrappy weekend, everyone!