May 29, 2013

Recycle it- Whimsical Designs reveal

I absolutely love to recycle items around my house.. As a crafter, I'm always keeping an eye out for boxes, cans and toilet paper rolls even, the creative side of my brain is always switched on..  This weeks reveal for Whimsical Designs is a recycle project.  We were asked to recycle something that we would normally throw away.  I chose to make a toilet paper roll mini album, which I haven't created one in a real long time.  I had loads of fun with this one and what better way to spend a sunny Sunday than in the crafting room..LOL
I was able to save 5 rolls of tp before my doggy got them, he likes to craft as well by chewing them up all over my floor..
I'm just so excited sharing this with you, I absolutely love how pretty it turned out.. I give all my thanks to my Silhouette Cameo.. I took this paper collection and scanned the papers, which made it so easy to use the prints to design the elements in the Silhouette Design edition.

After 12 hours of labor (LOL), here is what I ended up:
Love love the colors I decided to use.. its the sunshine collection by My Minds Eye..

my chunky tp mini..Luv it!!

Here's some close ups and a short 5 min video talking you through the mini.. I cracked myself up so many times cause of the mistakes I kept making.. but bloopers are great, just shows how silly I really am in real life!! LOL

Pg's 1 and 2

Pg's 3 and 4

Pg's 5 and 6

pg's 7 and 8..

oh, the video.. Its not the best quality, but I'm no pro..LOL  lets see if I can get that posted here:

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Inky Impressions with a $10 gift certificate to their store up for grabs!!

For supplies used to create this tp roll mini:

5 toilet paper rolls
Papers by: My Minds Eye "sunshine" collection

Silhouette Cameo: 
Elements " flowers, butterflies, birds, bird cage, fence, scalloped squares, tabs, street lamp and sayings that were not stampped"
Silhouette Design edition software: Imported scanned papers for design

Sentiment stamps by: Whimsical Designs
foam tape
gold liquid pearls
inks: vintage photo
Martha Stewart Leaf punch
binder rings
Extra wide eyelets: My Memory keepers
Mini clothes pins

And there ya have it... This only took me 12 hours to complete, that does not include the time it took to cover the rolls with paper and flatten them.  I did that all the day before I actually decorated it..

I hope that I have inspired you to go get your rolls out of the trash and get your scrap on..and if you do,please come stop by Whimsical Designs and share your project with us girls, cause we'd love to come by and check it out..
With that said, I want to thank you all so much for taking the time and stopping by my blog today and checking out my recycle project for WD..
I Hope you all have a wonderfully scrappy week..


  1. OMG I'm speechless, Nanne!!!! I LOVE THIS!!! The colors, embellies, and the design of each page.. absolutely amazing!!! I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time... Maybe I will now!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Hugs!!

  2. So beautiful and creative! Love all the details and video!

  3. I absolutley love your mini, I would have never guessed it was a TP mini!

  4. Wow!!! This is beyond amazing. So many details, and beautiful embellishments. I love the paper and the colors. You have me so inspired to make one now! Going to start saving the TP paper. OMG 12 hours!! I better great to work. Your video is great too!!

  5. Love your mini, Nanne. Love making them too. I'm a subbie too. Great job.

  6. WOW!! just saw this on the FB silhouette/cameo group and WOW!!
    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
    You did an AMAZING job!!
    Have a wonderful day,
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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous album!!!!

  8. Just So GORGEOUS - I Love every page!!

  9. That's the most beautiful TP I've ever seen. Glad your doggie likes to scrap too. LOL
    I just subbed to you :-)