I have been tackling one of the items on my list... the de-cluttering. I've been working in my creative area and the progress feels soooo goooooood. I have tons of old magazines and what I like to do before recycling them is take a look through each one and see if there are any inspirational images that I can rip out and put in my inspiration journal. On this trip through I noticed there were so many pretty pictures and I had a *light bulb* moment - why not rip them out, too, and see what I could do with a little creative recycling.
I used the wonderful tutorial by Stephanie Lynn for a guide. I decided to make my recycled paper roses using the pretty pictures that I ripped from the magazines. I did a single layer on these, but I have done the multiple layer roses, as shown in the tutorial, and they are very pretty too.