Mar 06 2013

Introducing Recycled Memories— Review and Giveaway!!!

Recycled Memories

It is my honor it introduce to you our March Sponsoring Partner, Recycled Memories by Janice E. Lane!

After I met Janice through our birthday giveaway for Gina Marie in February, I had the blessing of browsing through her product photos in her etsy store and on her Facebook page.  I love what this special lady creates!!!  After contacting her to tell her what she had won, she shared with me that she went to college with Gina Marie’s husband!  Now that is a small world!  I love how God works!

I asked Janice to share with me a bit about her business, Recycled Memories…

Her business officially began about a year ago but she has been crafting most of her life. It started with scrapbook and card making embellishments. When she was unable to find the items for topics she was scrapbooking she just started making them herself!  Once her friends saw what she’d made for herself, they began requesting items for themselves.

When she realized that people really did want and need what she was creating, she started selling at local craft shows and that led her to go online and open an Etsy store. Her Etsy store site is janylane.etsy.com. About a year ago she started my Facebook page which links to the Etsy store and Pinterest. Her Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/recycledmemoriesbyjan. You will have a blast looking through all of the creative things she has made and can make!

Scrapbooking embellishments from Recycled Memories

After creating scrapbook stickers and page borders she started making embellishments from crochet thread.
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This began with tiny flowers and now includes owls and butterflies.
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Her love for scarves began her inspiration for making floral chains. These can be made in any color combination and look great by themselves or mixed with a favorite scarf. How much fun is that?!
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She also makes paper bead jewelry. She hand crafts each bead!!!!  And I can tell you that they really are this beautiful and they come in a pretty little draw string bag and a note on how to care for it and a satisfaction guarantee!  I love the one she sent us!!!
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Not to mention the beautiful Greeting Cards!!
Now friends, this is what makes her unique! Both of those were inspired by looking for a use for leftover paper once a scrapbook project was finished. With the high cost of scrapbook paper, she hated to just throw away the smaller pieces that could still be possibly used for something else. And that’s when the name of her business was born: Recycled Memories.
I love that she not only recycles the paper, but often uses them in items that will either be used in a memory scrapbook or to create an heirloom of other sorts. She is hoping to begin including household items in the near future. This would include quilts, quilted items, doilies, re-purposed bottles and more!
I was SO blessed to receive a special Recycled Memories goodie package in the mail over the weekend so that I could see these beautiful creations myself…and share with Gina Marie too!
Recycled Memories 1I have to say her products really did live up to what I saw on my computer screen and I can’t wait to use my note cards!  Each card is so unique because she makes them individually by hand.  No two are exactly the same!
And the paper bead bracelet is so pretty and come with a satisfaction guarantee. I decided that I need to send it to Gina Marie as a special birthday gift since we discovered Janice’s Recycled Memories business when she entered Gina Marie’s birthday giveaway!  She was thrilled.

Here’s where it gets fun for you!

Janice is giving away a special gift pack of her hand crafted recycled memories note cards and a gorgeous paper bead bracelet to one of our blessed readers!!!!

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It includes: FIVE greeting cards!!!

~~TWO plain heart (can be used for Valentine’s day, thinking of you, wedding, anything)

~~TWO thank you cards

~~ONE Thinking of you card

Now the bracelet she is giving away is extra special!!! It is a 7 1/2 inch bracelet with toggle clasp…and here is what excites me so much about it!!! The beads were made from a Bible page someone copied and then threw away! The verse is one of my very favorite ones!!!

Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and to give you a hope and a future.”

Janice also told me that she also takes custom orders!!!  So if you have a special verse you want made into a piece of jewelry…now is the time to call her!  Custom orders are on all of her products so if you need a special theme for your scrapbooking project she can help you!

We are thrilled to welcome Janice and Recycled Memories as our Unwrapping His Grace sponsoring partner.  It is always a blessing to be able to support work from home moms with a heart for using their gifts to glorify God and bless others!  We hope you will check out her Etsy Store and Facebook page!

Now here’s how simple it is to enter to win this beautiful prize package from Recycled Memories!!!

Leave a comment here on this blog post welcoming Janice and telling us your favorite item from the prize package!!  (1 entry)

“Like” her Recycled Memories Facebook Page and leave a comment here telling me you did! (1 entry)

“Like” our Unwrapping His Grace Facebook Page and leave a comment here telling me you did! (1 entry)

Subscribe to Unwrapping His Grace through email or e-reader and leave a comment here telling me you did! (1 entry)

Visit the Recycled Memories Esty Store and tell me your favorite product in her store in a comment here! (1 entry)

Share this giveaway on Facebook with your friends and leave me a comment telling me you did! (3 entries)

Isn’t that easy?

My four-year old son, Michael will draw one name out of a basket and that blessed lady will be our winner!  We will draw the winner on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:00pm.

Giveaway CLOSED.

Be sure to join us the rest of this week…

WednesdayHow to step out of your comfort zone…this week! — by Gina Marie

Thursday– Real life with me, a recently widowed homeschooling mama continues…I’ll even have pictures of my room ready for you so get your thinking cap ready!

Friday- We announce the winner of Recycled Memories Giveaway!!

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Dancing at the foot of the cross,

Mary Joy


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Mary Joy

I am a broken daughter of God and a work in progress. I am passionate about encouraging women to embrace God's grace and faithfulness as I discover and share His faithfulness, grace and even joy in the messiness of my journey as a widowed (less than 2 yrs), homeschooling mom with a missionary's heart. I am in awe of how God fills me up and carries me through each day. My Heavenly Father leads me as I continue to parent and home school my two recovering and very active boys and encourage my beautiful teenage step-daughter (long distance) during her first year in of college. In every moment I see incredible evidence of God's healing love, grace and faithfulness. I am so blessed to be the creator, manager, and an author of Unwrapping His Grace as I lean on my Savior to lead us in this special web-ministry.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jean.c.mccormick Jean Coble McCormick

    Wow, what a neat store. I simply love your cards. That’s one of my passions. I love sending cards for any reason, just give me one and you’ll probably get a card from me. It’s so personal. It’s not something everyone does anymore. Most people send cards on facebook or another way. I like to send them the old timey way, snail mail. It means more and people know you are thinking of them. Great to have you on board. Look forward to seeing much more from you. Have a blessed day. Jean

  • Brandy Hadley

    Thanks so much for this great opportunity! I love the bracelet!

  • Brandy Hadley

    I like Unwrapping His Grace on FB! Thanks again!

  • Brandy Hadley

    I like Unwrapping Recycled Memories on FB! Thanks again!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.t.jones Allison Turnham Jones

    Welcome, Janice – I love your crafts! My favorite in the prize pack is the bracelet. I love bracelets and other jewelry with a special message/meaning!

  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.t.jones Allison Turnham Jones

    I ‘like’ the Recycled Memories fb page!

  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.t.jones Allison Turnham Jones

    I ‘like’ Unwrapping His Grace on fb!

  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.t.jones Allison Turnham Jones

    I subscribed to Unwrapping His Grace by email!

  • http://www.facebook.com/allison.t.jones Allison Turnham Jones

    this is my favorite product on the etsy page – http://www.etsy.com/listing/108350765/triple-strand-versace-paper-bead?

  • http://www.facebook.com/springlemley Spring Graves Lemley

    I liked recycled momemories

  • http://www.facebook.com/springlemley Spring Graves Lemley

    My favorite product is this bracelet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/springlemley Spring Graves Lemley

    Welcome Janice at Recycled Memories. So glad you are here. Love your work. You make beautiful things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/springlemley Spring Graves Lemley

    I shared this giveaway on my Facebook page.

  • http://www.facebook.com/springlemley Spring Graves Lemley

    I loved Unwrapping His Grace(a long time ago do I still get credit?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/springlemley Spring Graves Lemley

    This is my favorite product from Recycled Memories…. http://www.etsy.com/listing/124427381/handmade-paper-charm-necklace?

  • http://www.facebook.com/springlemley Spring Graves Lemley

    And I subscribed to Unwrapping His grace to my email (which is a great feature) thanks for this gveaway everyone! If I win, I plan to send the bracelet to my daughter who is at the begining of her journey to to sober.