Sunday, September 12, 2010

Scrapbook Page of the Week...Using Old Jeans for Embellishments

Today I'm going to share with you two scrapbook pages that I created using denim scraps from Justin's old jeans! It's a fun way to recycle and incorporate an everyday item into a lasting memento.

The first page is from 2004 as Justin was entering the 9th grade. I used a pocket that I removed from an old pair of his jeans, to slide journaling tags into. One of the tags document my feelings about him entering high school, and the other tag lists some of his favorite things at that time. (Movies, foods, music, etc.) The ties on the tops of the tags are strings that I created by fraying a strip of his old jeans.  Here are the photos:

 The second scrapbook page that I'm sharing with you was created during Justin's 17th summer. I tore narrow strips of denim from another pair of his worn out jeans, and ran those strips through a concho. I then attached that embellishment to the upper left corner of the page. Here are the photos of that layout:

Below is a close-up of the journaling strips, which read:

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

I hope these tips, scrapbook pages and denim embellishments have inspired you to look at old jeans in a new way! Get creative in how you use denim on your scrapbook pages...I'd love to see what you create so please feel free to email your ideas and photos to me!

Happy Scrappin'!!


  1. WOW! That is sooooooo cool!! Love both ways you used the denim!

  2. Becky, these are great lay-outs! I really like how you used some of his old jeans to add to them!


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