Tuesday, July 28, 2009

BASB and Lotus Paperie... (Hey - that rhymes!)

Challenges are really inspiring me lately - I just can't seem to get enough of them! The current challenge at Lotus Paperie is a sketch, and the BASB challenge is to scrap a summer layout. I combined the two to make this...

"Summertime...and the livin' is easy."
I used the June Studio Calico kit (again!), plus my orange crush bottlecap, orange fabric from my secret sister Andrea, acrylic paint, Pink Paislee alpha stamps and 7 Gypsies gaffer tape.

Journaling reads:
It was a beautiful day so we decided to go for a drive. We discovered a sweet place called Coon Lake Beach, and came upon these horses, who were so beautiful we had to stop & take a picture.

The BASB challenge is a two-parter this time; and the second part is to share an organizational item for your scrap supplies. Something you re-purposed. Well, I love to store my scrappy supplies in all kinds of odd containers, especially really old ones. One of my favorites is this old metal lunchbox that I got at a garage sale that is now home to my various tapes...

It is just the right size to hold the rolls comfortably, and I love how it looks sitting on my scraproom table.

Do you have any ideas for repurposing items for storing/organizing your scrap supplies? I'd love to hear about them!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments you've been leaving - I appreciate it so so much!

16 comments:

Nat said...

gorgeous layout and I love your storaging!

Stephanie Baxter said...

I love that paper from the Studio Calico kit! And love how you organise your tape...I'm very envious of your collection!

Steph
http://stephbaxter.tumblr.com

Marit said...

Your LO is fantastic, and I love seeing that crushed crown cap showing up!!! And I won't tell how I store things... oh my - I need a bigger house! I need to organise! I need to win the lottery!

erinrwillis said...

Lovely page, Michelle! Love that folded corner and those pp strips!!

Erika said...

LOVE THE LO! so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog. yea - Tim's class rocked my world!

Amy said...

Love that layout, the SC kit is awesome! And I love your duct tape collection! Yay for tape!

Larajc said...

Love how you store your tape...the only tip I have: I keep all the little SC stamps (+ a few others) that I reach for alot, on a binder ring and hang it on an s-hook by my desk, in easy reach.

Allison W said...

I just love that LO, so cute. Your tape storage is perfect!

Vanessa said...

great layout...I agree that the folded corner is super cute (might hafta scraplift that little gem!) and I'm diggin the journaling hand-font too :)

PS Thanks for the link!

lisa dickinson said...

LOVE this page and that lunchbox rocks! :)

mandysea said...

OMGosh!! Look at those tapes!! Ooooh how fabulous!!!
Love your LO! gorgeous colours again!!!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Such a cool LO! And what a great find for your scrap table!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

love the fold on the layout...and the journaling in the upper right is way cool!

where on earth did you find all that awesome tape! love it! cute idea with the lunch box. thanks for playing!

Denise said...

Can you have your handwriting digitized and sell it? I would be first in line. :o) Your layout is perfect...as always. I sound like a stalker, but really I'm not. I just appreciate your creativity and artistry. OK...I am a stalker, just not a scary one. LOL!

Greta said...

Great layout! And all of your tape looks so fun organized like that. Thanks for joining in the BASB challenge! :)

Ki said...

It's great how you can find hiding treasures when on a drive! Beautiful page and the storage idea is brilliant!