Yvonne's guest blogger challenge with Amy Duff is to upcycle...well, I tried, I hunted around my house and even took an empty margarine container home from work with the intent to make it all pretty. Did I end up using something old, nope, I saw a huge container of trail mix at Target and knew that I needed to fancy it up. I guess to be a true upcycle I would need to eat all the trail mix and then repurpose it. It seriously took all my will power not to open the container and do just that!!! Out of curiosity, I did the math and quickly determined that I did not need 4,760 calories in one day (that helped my willpower win). It is quite possible that I will be disqualified from this challenge, but really, one person can not eat that much trail mix in one day!!!
This belly band does double duty. It dresses up the simple plastic container and it hides the caloric content! To make the band I used one of the new Verve sets I won thru the Viva La Verve challenge on SCS. Side note, if you have not played along with this challenge before, you have to give it a try. You win the ENTIRE Verve release!!! I won in August, so I received the early October release which was full of fab fall images - I already made cards using the stamps here and here. So huge thanks to Julee of Verve for being soooo generous :>)
Ok, so back to the trail mix...as I write this the container has yet to be opened and it is going to stay that way until I deliver it to my In-Laws as a Thanksgiving hostess gift!
Details: Stamps - Autumn Splendor (Verve), CS - PTI and SU, Ink - Really Rust and Chocolate Chip (SU), PP - BoBunny, and Buttons & Twine PTI.