Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

I remember being excited at the difference we could make when I attended one of the first Earth Day celebrations in 1970. We still have a long ways to go but it only takes each person doing a little bit more. I am sure you know that so I just want to say-- thanks for doing your part!

Odd Bird Planet sponsored some great stamping challenges to celebrate Earth Day and to help us all think of some little things we can do. This first card is for a scrap aluminum foil challenge presented on Paperie Petals blog --thanks Kim! How many times do we not need the full piece that we tear off?...try saving the scraps and use them in your card making.

For this challenge I re-purposed one of the prima cans into a q-tip holder for in my bathroom. I used Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas, gesso for texture and of course my fav OBP flower stamp! Nichole did a super job with sharing ideas on re-purposing package materials on her blog. Even if you don't have time to do the challenges take some time to see her great examples.
I have spent the last few months making home improvements to reduce the use of heating fuel and electricity. Who would have thought I would love looking at my cute new little yellow furance LOL! But even more I love looking at those looking at those bills going down!
What have you done recently to help our planet?
Hope I have some time to do a few more Earth Day challenges tomorrow night!


  1. Fantastic card - your foil looks amazing! Love that texture!! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge!

  2. WOW you card is so cool! I love that bike image! The can is amazing! GORGEOUS! I do lots and lots of stuff to reduce and reuse! Super jealous of cute little YELLOW furnace!

  3. Fantastic projects. You used some beautiful recycling here. Love that you have a cute yellow furnace. It might need a smiley face on it.

  4. Love the aluminium emobssing on that card, great idea to use up the left over bits like that. The altered can it so pretty, a charming addition for any bathroom.

  5. Jan, I don't know how I have never made it to your blog before....I'm so happy to have found it.
    Your cards are always so pretty and inspiring....

    Also, I didn't know about your "green" glad to learn of that too. Have a great day!


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