4.22.2013

I love Recycling! :)


Happy Earth Day!!


What a beautiful day this is to celebrate the gift of our Earth! 
 I love recycling and the idea of it ~ a happier, greener, more beautiful earth!  And, in a family the size of ours, it's often a necessity ;)  It's not uncommon to take the empty oatmeal container and turn it into a drum for a school project - or the shoe box becomming a nature habitat for Science class :)  I was so proud of my son for getting a blue ribbon in the Science Fair for his recycled project of taking an old mason jar and painting it, cushioning the top with foam and filling with thread upon thread with pins in the cushion top as a sewing 'kit' for his grandma.  She got quite a kick out of it :)
We're always saving 'this or that' and the list is HUGE!

Me?  I'm all about saving ribbons, buttons, tags, twine and more - you never know when you'll need them for a small project! Like crafting!
I love, love using cardboard as a embellishment - there is something about the corrugated feel to it that makes it fun to use. So when creating this card for Earth Day, I went straight for my favorite color combo:  Green, blue and brown!  I used a Bugaboo image, hug a tree, and added 3 recycled items to this card:  Cardboard, a button from an old kids dress, and bakers twine from a package.  Ta-da! 





In order to keep up with my personal LINY card challenge(use every stamp, including those gifted to me), I added a Miracles sentiment to the inside.  I've had this beautiful stamp for a few years now and although I'm humbly embarrassed that I can't remember who gifted it to me, I appreciate it! This card wouldn't have been complete without it :)  I propped up the tree on 3D dots to give it extra dimension - this card is SUPER thick, esp from the side :)

Be good to your Earth! Not just today, but every day :)
Let's keep the oceans clean, the forests intact, the vast farmlands healthy and growing.  

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

"Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours." (1 Chronicles 29:11)

Entered into:  The Kraft Journal: Recycling
Digi Darla - Recycle
CraftyBoots - Recycle
JoannaSheen - Recycle
CraftyBloggers Network - Anything Goes

31 comments:

  1. Love your up cycled card!! Beautiful colors and a perfect sentiment!

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  2. Kel: Such a sweet post, and a little "you" on the card! I think as crafters we are lucky to get to upcycle lots of fun stuff, and with you having kids, you have even more opportunities! I know your son's pin cushion will be treasured.

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  3. Adorable! Great pop-up and layout. I love your recycled items too. I keep all of my SB sleeves for exactly this purpose. You card is beautiful, inside and out! hugs, kadie

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  4. Priceless!!!! Adorable image too.

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  5. Hi, Kelly! What a delightful card, so sweet and pretty - love your recycled items, and that they are sentimental, too. The inside of your card is just as pretty as the outside! Wonderful card. hugs, de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  6. Great recycling Kelly. Love the cardboard addition and that sentiment is gorgeous!! Very pretty card!
    Lynn

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  7. Love it! What a great way to use cardboard. Your image is the best ever for Earth Day. I hope you're having a wonderful day. It's beautiful and sunny here!

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  8. Visiting from Kraft Journal. Like your card with wonderful recycling.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Very cute card Kelly - and well done in the re-cycling. My DH despairs of my hoarding 'just in case I can use it' :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Love this adorable tree-hugger!! What a great design for Earth Day, Kelly!

    I'm a little put out with my oak trees right now because I am still raking leaves from their spring shed! No hugs for them!!

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  11. Wow, what a great card for Earth Day. Love that image from Bugaboo, the dimension added to the tree, texture and great recycling. Awesome work!

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  12. Love your reuse of the corrugated cardboard, looks fantastic with the cute image and pretty background! Great card!

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  13. Fabulous recycling, Kelly. Sweet image, great colors, awesome card !!

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  14. Gorgeous card! Great use of your recycled items.

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  15. Wonderful recycling Kelly. And such a cute image.

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  16. Love your Earth Day card...Very clever!!!

    Jenn

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  17. Adorable card Kelly! Love the corrugated cardboard. This is perfect for Earth Day! :)

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  18. AW!! Kelly, this is so adorable!! What a darling image and perfect for this time of year! :) HUGS

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  19. You made the Earth proud! This is so perfect for Earth Day. Love how you popped the tree up with the image underneath. Perfect.

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  20. This is super cute! I like your tree and the cardboard. A perfect card for Earth Day.

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  21. This is just darling, and SO perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for sharing with us, and have a blessed week!
    Karen
    The Kraft Journal - Recycle

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  22. I just love this. The image and fab details are perfect for the theme this week. Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen.
    Natx

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  23. Happy Earth Day to you Kelly and good on you for making recycling and reuse part of your crafting and that of your children's endeavours too!
    We all like your card need to hug our trees and plant some more!
    The corrugated card is perfect!

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  24. This is the perfect image to celebrate Earth Day and I love your card.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  25. One of the cutest Earth Day cards I have ever seen !! Wonderful card, and I am really loving the green and blue combo - think I need to give that a try ! Thanks for playing along with our recycle challenge this week at The Kraft Journal !!

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  26. What a great card for Earth Day!

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  27. aww what a cute little tree-hugger! And a great idea for a card.

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  28. This just makes me so happy! The colors are so bright and cheery and the image is so sweet! Your recycled cardboard and the pretty blue button contrast so nicely!

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  29. Perfectly done! I love how you used the "trash."

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  30. fantastic card - love the image you used.

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