Sunday, January 29, 2012

Trash those layouts!!

Okay, okay! It's not what you think! This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is to recycle!! We want you to use anything you can recycle on your layouts! Scraps or anything you can recycle!

This challenge is perfect! I remember during our baby shower, as I was opening presents, I remember thinking about how cute all the gift bags were. I saved all the bags and wanted to use them for my layouts for the baby shower. Almost a year later, I still haven't started the scrapbook, so this was definitely a good way for me to get going on the project!

For this layout, I used the top trim of the bag along with all the small lettering and images.

The star background of this layout was from a bag which I wasn't able to take a photo of. The ribbon the tag is from the bag's handles.

The background of this layout are all the little images from the bottom of the bag.

The caption of the layout was from the top print of the bag and the rope and bow are from the handles.

The blue striped background is what I used from the bag.

The base of the layout is from the bag. The ric rac is a handle from a different bag.

The base of the layout is from the bag and the bow is from a different bag.

The final two layouts were created with random scraps I had from my DCWV and Making Memories stashes.

Stop by this week and show us how you recycle on your layouts!



  1. MARIE! I save ALLLL my gift bags and I never know what to do with them but I just can't throw them away! This is suchhhhhhh a good idea! Now I'm gonna have to do this! :)
    Michelle LMDT

  2. OM Gosh Marie. Boy when you get going you get going. All your pages are so awesome. You really got your mojo going like crazy. There are so many cute things on gift bags especially baby ones. Great idea!

  3. What an awesome idea and it makes this even more special! Ihate throwing anything went over the top on this one lady and I LOVE it!!!

  4. This is super! Enjoyed looking at all the pages1'm Glad you got such a good start on your album.

  5. what a fab idea for the gift bags. You did an outstanding job this week

  6. What a great way to reuse the gift bags.

  7. oh my... fab idea!!! now I wish i had kept my gift bags from when i had my baby shower

  8. WOWZERS!! This is INCREDIBLE!! I just love what you've done!! I'm actually speechless, so I'm glad I can type!! Marie, I just can't believe how much thought you put into this -- And everything is made so much more special because you used all of these bags... Wow, wow, WOW!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Lasting Memories this week!! :)

    Your Lasting Memories DT Sister,
    Amy :) at

  9. Ohhh You have been such a busy scrapper. Duh... why didn't I think of gift bags for layouts? I STILL have all of mine from both of my kiddos baby showers. I just might steal this idea. Just love it!!