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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent from the Kitchen

This week my project for this weeks challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent.  The theme of the challenge is from the kitchen .  

I decided to make some useful containers for our RV.  We have been snowbirds this year travelling the winter months in Arizona and California.   My pet peeve I have with my my dear hubby is that my table is always covered with his stuff (coins, hearing aids, eye drops, glasses etc).  It is getting in the way of my important crafting clutter. 

This is what I started with  for my recycle project - from the kitchen.  

I made these contains and decorated them with CS Designs Western Digital Stamps.  I thought these wonderful images were prefect for our RV,

I coloured my images and containers with Ink Intense Pencils,Uni-posca paint pen, Acrylic Paint Metallic Rub Ons and Distress Ink. The stars were cut out of the rice box, I used a an embossing folder to give the paper on the containers  some texture. 

Remember!!! ... That at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent they always allow Anything Goes but any the project you enter Must Still Include Recycling, or be Re-Purposed or Re-Invented.  I hope you will join in this challenge.  Pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the projects of that other design team members have created to inspire you. Remember my favourite quote by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”  

I am entering this project in the following challenges

613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes/Optional Twist:  Use Some Doodling
Altered Eclectics -  mix media
Redd's Creative Spirit - altered - mix  media
Not Just Cards - anything goes
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card 
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations  Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze -Anything Goes


  1. Very nice job on these containers, Judy. So glad you included the picture of what it used to be. They look like they were fun projects.

  2. Very good idea and well done. First one is my favorite one.
    Thank you for joining us over at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Kat DT

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  3. Very nicely recovered and up cycled. Nice work! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  4. Wonderful altered creations & inventive upcycling! Thanks for playing with us at Altered Eclectics where it's always anything goes as long as it's altered & mixed media!

  5. Lovely creations. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Helena x

  6. I love anything that can be made beautiful as you did instead of sending it to the trash heap! Love your projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit! ~Nanette, DT member~

  7. 3 wonderful recycled projects, love the western theme. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Sandy DT

  8. I just loved all the makeovers! I am a great fan of re cycled art and this is just pretty.Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, this month. Good Luck, Rupa (DT)

  9. Great recycling, those containers are far to good to just let go. Love what you have done with them thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics. XOXO Zoe

  10. Great tins and the images are perfect! We've recently got ourselves a motorhome (rv) and I know how important the storage is - especially to leave room for the crafting!! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o) xx