4.22.2012

EcoScrapbook's Earth Day Blog Hop

 
Happy Earth Day! It makes me happy to have you here and thinking about the earth. I've gathered together some of my favorite scrapbookers for this blog hop and we're all excited that you're joining us today.

Let's kick off this Earth Day Blog Hop with a project I made as I was in the process of planning my kitchen renovations. 

Upcycled Travel Notebook

I'll be using this travel notebook during a mini-vacation I'm taking with my daughters and mother-in-law. We're not sure where we're going yet, but I know this will come in handy when it's time to scrapbook our vacation memories.

The cover of the notebook are floor samples I found at a home improvement store. This is what the back of the notebook looks like:



I used a little vintage compass given to me by my husband's grandmother (my MIL's mom).


The inside pages are old maps, cut to fit the floor samples.


To embellish the travel notebook, I also used these other supplies: handmade paper, Smash Pad notecard, Offray ribbon, Jillibean Soup canvas flower, DCWV cardstock, bird diecut, ink, marker, Stickles, Glue Dots©, Pink Paislee twine, edge distresser, Cinch binder and wire.


Hope my project has inspired you to look at things in a different light and figure out how to reuse items as you craft.

Now, for the giveaway...


I've included a few of my favorite things: DCWV Paper Stack (World Traveler), Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letter stickers, XXL & Mini Glue Dots©, handmade embellishments made using paper scraps and reusable packaging (created by yours truly).

The paper and adhesive are courtesy of DCWV and Glue Dots (a perk from being a Glue Dots Dottess). I must note that the World Traveler Stack is not as eco-friendly as other DCWV stacks such as The Green Stack, but it's from "my stash" and I'm all about using and sharing the supplies I currently own.

Two ways to enter:  

1. Like EcoScrapbook on Facebook or 2. Become a blog follower/subscriber (see blog sidebar) AND leave a comment below for a chance to win the prizes shown above. I will announce the winner later this week!

You're next stop is Inspired Jules...

And if you get lost along the way, here's the list of blogs participating in today's Earth Day Blog Hop.  
Note: Links have been updated to go to actual blog hop posts.

You're here--> Danielle: EcoScrapbook
Next--> Jules: Inspired Jules
Mariah: Its Fun2Scrap
Stephanie: Scrapworthy Lives
Zaira: Hacer Scrapbooks (in Spanish, translation tool available)

Thanks for stopping by! ~Danielle

15 comments:

  1. floor samples?!? how creative is that for an idea! love it and the maps win my heart! I adore maps.

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  2. Love this album! Your are so creative. Love how you've used maps as the patterned paper for the album. so cool. Thanks for putting the blog hop together.

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  3. Awesome project, Danielle!

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  4. I love the idea of using floor samples and maps to create a mini album. Bravo to you for this amazing website! I am now following your site and I could always use some Glue Dots!

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  5. What a clever clever idea using floor samples... wow. Am following and liking... have also blogged about you again.... off to visit the rest of the hops.

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  6. Floor samples! That is truly awesome. I love finding a cool way to reuse something like that. Thanks for hosting!

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  7. love the floor samples as a cover and back cover and the maps are a great idea also! thanks for sharing you do beautiful work!

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  8. 'Love your creative and eco-friendly way of creating this book! The floor samples look awesome. I love the goodies that you used in you book, too! Oh, have an wonderful time, Danielle!!

    By the way, I follow your blog and love getting those morning prompts that lead me right here even if I am not logged on to Twitter, wink!!

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  9. I just liked you on facebook. I've been really getting into making books lately! I love your idea of using floor samples as book covers!! TFS! and for a chance to win!!!! :-) kmassmanATgmailDotCOM

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  10. That is one cool project - but then you are known for those.

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  11. Oh my goodness! I love your mini book covers & inside!!! This is just awesome & must be scrap lifted lol! Thanks for having me as a hop hostess Danielle.

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  12. Love the travel book you made. It is awesome using floor pieces for the cover. I have become a follower and liked you on Facebook. I am a bit partial to Earth Day as my son was born on it. Thanks for the hop.

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  13. What a wonderful idea for your travel book cover! I love using my stash to create! You have some very inspiring ideas on your blog!

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