Paper Issues Blog Hop!

 Hola party peeeeeople!  How’s everyone doing this fine Friday morning?  What better way to start of the weekend than with a not-so-little, ok MASSIVE, PAPER ISSUES “Tree Huggin'” blog hop?!  That’s right!  It’s a blog hop full of fun, inspiration, and give aways!  

How can it get any better than that?!  It can!  For this blog hop (which means ALL gosh dern weekend) you can save an EXTRA 25% in the Paper Issues store!  Holy mega-discount, Batman!  

Should you choose to partake in the awesomely awesome Paper Issues sale, you will need a handy dandy coupon code.  Oh, but my pretties, you will find the coupon code at the END of this post!  Ok.  Fine.  Twist my arm.  To enjoy the 25% off in the Paper Issues store, use coupon code “HOP25” at checkout. 

I have a li’l sumpin’ sumpin’ to give away myself!  I gotta getcha readin’ my blog post somehow and I am not above a little bribery…or as I call it, leverage.  MUAHAHAHAHA!

Now for the business at hand.  You should’ve arrived here at my li’l bloggity blog from Wendy’s blog.  If not, then you can check the pecking order and get your bearings from my list below or you can find the master list at Paper Issues

For my project for this awesome hoppity hop, I put together another back pocket mini.  I thought the upcycling was perfect for the “tree hugger” theme.  I also decided to use some papers I’ve had in my stash for a while and rummage through my scraps drawer.  While making this mini, I plowed through what was left of my Pink Paislee “Daily Junque” and Websters Pages “Trendsetter” lines.  Pffffft.  Who says you can’t breathe some life into old stuff?  Pish posh I say!
 I hacked a couple pairs of old jeans that were too worn out to donate and came up with this mini especially for this hop.  What can I say?  I like to stay in touch with my inner tree hugger.  

 Yup.  That’s me and my brood plus one of their friends.  We had an outing at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach this past summer.  

This is my crazy and fun friend, Michelle.  Even grown ups have to play every now and then!

Same day, same outing.  After visiting all of the wonderful sea life at the aquarium, we decided that lunch at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp was more than appropriate!  LOL!

And there you have it.  Short, sweet, and to the point.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Repurpose into total FABULOUSNESS!  

Since you stuck around and read my blog this far, here’s where YOU get to cash in.  I am giving a way a prize package of some BRAND NEW papers and a few other delectable goodies to go along with it.  

BRAND NEW 2011 Christmas Line from Three Bugs and other goodies!

 All YOU need to do is leave a comment below and tell me how you reduce, reuse and repurpose into fabulousness!  If you have a project to show, include the link in your comment and I will be sure to come by, check it out, and leave you a little loooooove!

Off you go, my lovelies!  Make sure you head on over to Kimmie’s amazing bloggity blog and check out her amazing and inspiring projects…and leave some love along the way!  

Happy Hopping!

48 thoughts on “Paper Issues Blog Hop!

  1. Leah Crowe

    WOWWWWW. Next pair of jeans I can patch properly.. I hope to goodness I remember this gorgeous album of yours!! For reals.. love the trims, it's sensational!! Have a super great weekend, and please don't enter me in for the giveaway. πŸ˜‰

  2. WillieburgScrapper

    This project is PHAT!!! Remember that word? Ok let me try again- this is the BOMB DIGGITY, the BEEZ KNEEZ, absulutely, positively, awesomely FABULOUS!!! Can you tell I like it?
    So going to steal this idea.. if I ever get enough jeans to destroy… πŸ™‚

  3. Lauren

    Great idea using jeans! I never would have thought of that. I reuse paint chips in a lot of projects, although I don't know if that counts as "reusing" since I get them at Home Depot for the sole purpose of scrapping and not for painting.

  4. Natalie Jane

    i am so gald i found your blog!!! I didn't put 2 and 2 together when i was reading the Gauche Alchemy Blog!! Duh is what i am πŸ˜‰

    Amazing – I love it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Hmmm, what do i reuse…old christmas decor, cardboard, bits of wood, ribbons from me undies (ooooh), string from parcels, stamps from parcels, envelopes, tags from clothes….ummm i think you can get the picture!!

    Nat xox

  5. Sandy

    Hi Chrissy! I am a new follower and I know you from ACOT. I LUV your mini album – as you probably know, cause I did choose it as craft of the week, right? Ha!

  6. Ann

    I am so impressed with this idea, it's got me thinking what else can I use?? I'm thinking now on using some of the canvas off of old beat up beach chairs…this has got the creative mojo going!! I've used leftover fabrics, old cards, buttons & trim off of discarded clothes. I also repurpose the priority boxes I get to use for paper storage. You name it, I use it! So glad I joined in this hop!!

  7. CherryTat

    Awesome Christina!!!! You know I am a fan of your work πŸ™‚ I have reused items such as toilet paper rolls (to make an album)' pieces of clothing. I am already a follower of your blog. See you over at ACOT!! xx

  8. mommakatx6

    I had gotten a TON of crafting supplies when my mother-in-law passed away (her daughters don't craft) so I have lots to work with…I use a lot of felt and fabric, straw, pattern pieces, cardboard templates, etc. that I have incorporated into my projects, lots of them vintage that she had for years.

  9. Lori

    Awesome recycle! I love the mini's and can use all of this inspiration I can get. Following you, your blog is so fun and you are very entertaining. In a good way of course. πŸ˜€

  10. McVic

    ohhh thats more jeans than I own!hhehe! super cute! I made a pocket page for a mini once, but never an entire mini!!! Great job!

  11. Lisa J.

    There are so many ways I recycle. I have purchased old dusty things at yard sales and cleaned them up and altered them all the time. That is just one of many ways I have recycled.

  12. joydee1963

    Wow,I love,love that pocket mini album,I never throw out a dryer sheet ,I make flowers with those also I never throw out a tp roll,Make mini albums with those,I am a new follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  13. curlyqmosaics

    This mini is fabulous! I love what you do with the pockets…you are a clever "tree hugger!". I am lovin the daily junque you incorporated into the book, so fun!
    Fore me, I love to upcycle old windows. So fun to give them a new purpose! πŸ™‚

  14. Claire

    We don't go thru jeans that much anymore (translate: no kids at home) but I reuse cardboard boxes, chipboard from tissue boxes, all sorts of packaging to make my mini books. Love the pockets though… wonder if it would work with shirt pockets????

  15. ~Christina~

    Wow….just wow!!! I looove this mini! I am a nut with reusing stuff in my projects too and am always snagging stuff from around the house. Just this past week I snagged a taco shell box that wasn't even in my house hours and dumped the contents in a ziploc so I could alter the box πŸ™‚

  16. Lana Bisson

    Chrissy, this is a very Unique idea. I love Love the use of denim pockets and all that yummy lacy goodness combined with scrappy papers and embies. I adore how each pocket has its own trim style.. so sooo cute. You rocked it.

    (dont add me to any giveaways)

  17. Sandi

    I shop garage sales and thrift stores for stuff to reuse and recycle. Today I found a scrabble game….love those letters!! Awesome blog and I love that jean pocket album!

  18. Joan

    wow, this is such a super idea!!! I love it!!!! I really love your use of embellishments on each page!!
    Don't enter me in the drawing; just stopping by.
    Fellow DT member

  19. Tracy Suzanne

    Oh' Chrissy, I'm am so crazy about this! I've have already marked it in my favorites so I can try to create something close to your awesome piece for a few Christmas presents.
    Really, lovin' this!!! Your blog is so cute. I never knew how to spell a kiss before. Thanks for teaching me all kinds of new stuff. Also thanks for letting me enter your really generous giveaway. I'm having a giveawy too. Please stop by and enter. I'd love to have you follow if you enjoy my blog.

    Hugs…Tracy (your newest follower)

  20. Peggie

    Hello and I love the use of jeans in your mini album. Cute pictures. I work for a paper company and I use papers or other items that are being tossed because they are no longer being carried. Use these either on cards or scrapbook pages.True believer in recycling. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

  21. Nancy

    What an outstanding job you did on this! your bold use of color & style always reels me in girlie! So good to hear from you over at my blog! I appreciate you! and WOW to the sexy blog redo! I need to check out this blog hop… 1st cousing/friend Amy Baldwin is one of your team designers….so I really should get over there to a check up on her too! Keep creating sista!

  22. Linh C.

    Great project! Now I know what to do with those jeans back pockets that I've been saving. I thought about using one of a layout to hold extra pictures, notes, etc. But I like your mini-album idea better. What kind of adhesive do you use to make sure everything stays on the denim? Thanks.

  23. Sue D

    Too cool–love your recycling of blue jeans. I usually make them into tote bags/ purses–never thought of an album. I use old game pieces to make jewelry too.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  24. Becky Dunham

    Oh Chrissy! I LOVE this album! It really hits home with me because I have this craft room crammed with craft supplies of all sorts and styles and including boxes of fabric – one of which is completely filled with worn out jeans that my hubby insists i need to make something with them πŸ™‚ I used to try to quilt but don't do that much anymore but never thought to cut off the pockets for an album! This is just adorable! I am happy to be a follower of your sweet blog – You sound so cute and happy and fun loving how could I resist?

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  25. Kim H

    Wow, love th emini album. Great idea. I keep all the hangtags, romance cards, and twist ties from products to repurpose as tags on scrapbook pages and cards. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Amy E

    Love love love your pocket album! I've seen these before and have been wanting to try one. I wonder if hubby would be upset about having to go to work in a__less jeans, if I stole all his pockets??? Hmmm…

    I'm new here, and now a follower. I love your blog, your attitude,your writing, all of it!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  27. lishΒ©

    I love your project! I've been staring at some old clothes that can't be donated, thinking what to do.

    I'm into repurposing too. My project is here at


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