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I saw the ad for the new paper line. It was never in my budget nor did any show up in my kits. I put it out of my mind and moved on. Recently, I have been thumbing through my 2014 planner looking for any sketches I may not have used. I came across the page again and the thought occurred to me,” Why not just use the advertisement for a layout.”




Quite honestly, I would have preferred to have  the whole collection in my hands. I like Jillibean Soup as a company and I want to show them my support so they stay in business. On the other hand, I also wanted to make the most use possible from the planner. Here was an opportunity for a little recycling. After a lot of debate, I chose to recycle.


Hush Little One by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, Studio Calico;Letters: October Afternoon, Die Cuts, Flair, Vellum: Studio Calico; Rub Ons: Crate Paper; Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye; Stamp; Cocoa Daisy; Other: Doily

The page layout was determined by the way the ad page was set up. I wanted to take advantage of the burst pattern, but I also needed to cover up the ad portion. I stitched lines down each section of the patterns to add a bit of texture.

While I far prefer to own the real collection, I think there is a lot of  benefit from recycling. I do my best to stay on budget. Recycling items helps me to accomplish that. Keep your eye out for opportunities to mix found items with supplies from your stash.

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The original planner page came from the Scrapbook Cards And Today 2014 planner. Keep an eye out in your own planners and magazines for pages you can recycle. Meanwhile, if you like the Jillibean Soup papers, check out



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