Making The Most Of What We Have (TSC Re-cycle/Re-Use #38)

Welcome and a Happy New Year
It may well be a New Year but some things don’t change, as it is the first of a brand new month that means a new challenge theme at The Stamspmith Challenge. To kick off this new year we are asking you to Re-cycle/Re-use. The same rules apply, we ask that you include at least one Stampsmith stamp on your entry and as always there is a prize of $21 to spend at The Stampsmith on-line store.
For my DT sample I re-cycled a glass jarDIGITAL CAMERAwith the idea of storing buttons. DIGITAL CAMERATaking the beautiful Ophelia as my selected stamp I framed her and made her the focal on the front of the re-cycled jar.  DIGITAL CAMERAThere is lots of scope with this challenge theme as you could take it a step further from what I’ve done with the jar and create all of your project (excluding the stamped image) from re-cycled material which would be lots of fun to do.
I always look forward to seeing the entries at TSC as it is wonderful to see Estelle’s stamps being used in so many different ways.
I have some posts, some of which are Stampsmith related,  that I never got around to sharing in 2012 so I will be adding them here and there but in the meantime Thank You for visiting my first post of 2013.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cynthia Schelzig
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 13:13:23

    Happy New Year Lynne!!! A beautiful transformantion and that ballet piece below….beautiful!! Here is to another year full of creativity and inspiration.


  2. Anne Rx
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 13:51:23

    Your use of lace on this recycled jar is just amazing and a really beautiful backdrop for the gorgeous image and frame. A gorgeous way to store buttons. Happy New Year to you too, hope it is a good one for you. Hugs, Anne x


  3. Sophie
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 14:07:51

    Das sieht großartig aus, eine wunderschöne Idee, liebe Lynne.
    Eine feine Arbeit…


  4. 2amscrapper
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 14:15:13

    What a beautiful way to start off the new year!


  5. Dorthe
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 15:28:13

    Beautiful buttons in beautiful altered glass jar, I love the image of Ophelia, and she so belongs in all those lovely laces.
    Hope your 1 of jan.2013 have been a cosu and lovely day, dear friend!


  6. Dean Designs
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 16:09:35

    I love the jar!! I really love the stamp of Ophelia and the way she is framed…totally gorgeous!!

    Happy New Year


  7. darlene
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 16:36:56

    o this is so pretty – what a great idea. hhhmmmm maybe I need to get out of my comfort zone of doing ‘cards’ and try this challenge


  8. Karen McAlpine
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 17:09:21

    Great project, Lynne!! Great way to “dress up” a plain jar! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!


  9. barnie
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 17:17:10

    A fabulous altered jar. Love this idea. Wishing you a wonderful and happy year 2013.


  10. CarolS
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 18:50:16

    Ok, I really have to find a bunch of lace! I love the way you wrapped and trimmed this jar in lace! Simply lovely!
    Happy New Year!!!


  11. Barbara Moore
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 19:57:54

    What a beautiful way of recycling and reusing! I love that jar for storing buttons Lynne!


  12. tonitat
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 20:08:10

    Hi lynne , firstly happy new year to you and thank you for your lovely comment and good wishes you left on my blog. I love your little jar totally transformed into a beautiful work of art with all your signature touches x


  13. Buttons
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 20:58:56

    A loud clapping of hands here Lynne. Love the silver heart around that beautiful image and of course buttons – how could I not like it?! Hope you have the happiest of year’s in 2013. Hugs, Jenny x


  14. Meggymay
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 21:40:49

    Love how you altered the jar, looks beautiful.
    Best wishes for the New Year.
    Yvonne xx


  15. may
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 22:12:09

    Happy New Year Lynne, Stunning little jar, Love that lace & Beautiful image… Hugs May x x x


  16. Brenda Brown
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 22:17:06

    A fabulous project to start the year. I am soooo looking forward to seeing all your new inspiration.
    May 2013 bring you everything you could wish for yourself and more.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  17. ~*~ Patty
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 05:23:05

    Happy Happy New Year Dear Lynne ~ Hope your holidays were extra lovely and cozy!
    What a perfectly sweet and lovely transformation of that jar…I can hardly believe that 2012 is over (it takes me awhile to adjust to change LOL)
    Here’s to another wonderful year of creativity and sharing…you are such an inspiration and that is putting it mildly!
    It is a real delight to come and visit (we were traveling after Christmas so I have fallen behind in my visits)


  18. stempelchaotin
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 06:29:24

    Lynne my sweet friend,
    all your lastest work is a dream.
    You inspire so many people with your facinating and exclusive work.
    Thanks soooo much.

    I wish you a Happy and Healthy 2013.
    May all your wishes com true.



  19. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 10:19:49

    You turned that simple jar in a lovely vintage piece of art Lynne….so sweet!

    Best wishes for 2013 and lots of moments filled with inspiration and creativity!

    Greetings, Alie 🙂


  20. nefertiti
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 11:03:02

    You start the year with a wonderful creation Lynne!!!bisous


  21. Suze
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 11:41:16

    A gorgeous transformation Lynne. Wishing you all the very best for 2013. Suze xx


  22. suesartofcraft
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 12:27:49

    A brilliant idea Lynne and another lovely image.


  23. jan1219
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 12:32:01

    This is fantastic! Wishing you a happy 2013!!


  24. Bärbel
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 15:40:55

    Der Stempel ist wunderbar, das Ergebnis traumhaft schön! Lynne, ich bin ganz begeistert.


  25. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 18:40:41

    Gorgeous little jar Lynne.
    The stamps is beautiuful.

    Wish you a healthy ,happy and creative 2013.
    Greetings Janny


  26. Lucy Edmondson
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 20:57:06

    This is absolutely beautiful!

    Lucy x


  27. sugarlumpstudios
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 21:55:17

    So stunning Lynne! I love the elegant beauty of this piece. I hope you had a Happy New Year in Scotland! Looking forward to more of your gorgeous art in 2013.
    xoxo Nancy


  28. butterfly
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 00:08:58

    What a delicious piece of altered art… timeless and romantic – a wonderful start to the year!
    Alison x


  29. Sharon
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 08:39:02

    Just beautiful Lynne & a perfect storage container for buttons!! Love that it is a recycled item!!


  30. Hazel
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 08:51:59

    Happy New Year Lynne – your altered jar is beautiful, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.


  31. MarieS.
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 19:59:29

    Happy New Year Lynne. The altered jar is absolutely gorgeous – love it.


  32. Annie
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 22:08:00

    A very Happy New Year to you Lynne. Your altered jar is beautiful and a great way to store your buttons and any other crafty bits. Its clear that you love this stamp and I have to say its one of my favourites too.

    THank You for sharing another fabulous make

    Best Wishes

    Annie xx


  33. coco
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 07:03:49

    Oooh, wonderful recycling !!! Hugs, Coco x


  34. Marjie Kemper
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 16:15:58

    What a fabulous transformation! She looks amazing in the heart.


  35. baileyrosy
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 17:01:57

    How absolutely divine Lynne this is such a beauty.



  36. michele s
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 07:28:59

    a fabulous idea for storing buttons! and a gorgeous recycled jar. happy 2013! xo


  37. Maria
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 23:37:00

    What a brilliant idea, and this is so beautifully decorated with all those gorgeous laces Lynne. Ophelia looks so perfect in the lovely little frame. I will be joining in with this one, and one of my favourite themes as well!

    Maria xxxxx


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