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Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Valentine Blog Hop with Create It Green!

Coffee of the Day - Butter Toffee


Hello! Today is a wonderful day - full of beautiful snow covered trees. I love to see how it glistens and shines as each ray of sun hits the branches! sigh...... God is in His heaven and all is right with the world! :)

Well today is the day of the Create it Green Valentine Blog Hop! Everyone is encouraged to find some way to use recyclyed, repurposed items in their creations. So if you have hoppity hopped here from the *FABBY BLOG OF ROBIN* then you are right on track! make sure that you are keeping track of the words you collect for the word search game. and while you are hopping away, consider joining the yahoo group. It is open to anyone who loves to craft! I am a new member myself, but am having a ball so far!

I have 2 cards that I would like to show you today, each using items that you might find around your house. Keep your eyes open for the possibilites of how an everyday item can be turned into a card accent or embellishment! It becomes a challenge or adventure to see how you can use it! :)

Both cards use new images from Squigglefly and work with The Pink Elephant pink challenge.

My first card is a cute little shy bear from Lynne Stansbery. I took a pastry bag from Starbuck's (where else?! grins!), punched out the logo, and then cut a strip from the top of the bag. This was then ruffled to make the trim across the bottom. I adhere mine with red line tape - so easy peasy. I left some of the words showing, whcih I think gives the border more character. The spunky paper comes from K & Co. Greenhouse. Added a few buttons and ric rac trim. This card also qualifies for several challenges. Eat, Sleep, Stamp - sketch ; Cute Card Thursday - Spots & Dots ; Cupcake Crafts - 4 legged & Furry.



My next card uses another Lynne Stansbery image, Wine and Grapes. I took the labels from a bottle of wine (Merlot for my friend, Stef! grins!) and used them as card elements. The cork I then cut into thin slices to use for buttons. The papers are from the K & Co. Charlotte collection. Here the sketch is from Inspirational Card Sketches.

Now my word for the hop is RIDE. be sure to add that to the ones you are already collecting. so hop on along over to the wonderful *BLOG OF ALEXA*!!!! and don't forget to leave some comment love along the way. it sure does brighten everyone's day!

p.s. the creator of the amazing blog - Create it Green - has received word that she and her family are needed at the hospital ASAP for her MIL. Please lift this family up in your prayers. We all know that God is mighty and loving and can do all things. thank you so much!

39 comments:

Joan said...

What great cards! Love those cork buttons!!

Holly said...

Fabulous cards Jennifer! I love the recycled elements you've used on both of these; especially the cork buttons and the pastry bag!

Jackie said...

Great cards. Thanks for playing along at ICS this week.

CyndiLou said...

Jennifer--- your post is wonderful. Thanks for adding the info about your special friend ,Deanne.

Karen from PA said...

Oh, I love that coffee card and your cork buttons...fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sara said...

I LOVE THE CORK!!!! great job with your recycled elements jennifer :)

thanks for sharing in the hop! your projects always rock!

sarabeth

SarahA said...

Love the cards and your style : )

Jan said...

Awesome coffee card! What a fun blog hop!

Jean Marie said...

Fantastic cards, Jennifer!!Great use of those toss outs!

Thanks for the update on Deanne!Holding her and her family up in prayers.

Mindy said...

Cards Are Fab Jen! Love Love the second.

Ruthie said...

Wow - fab cards - love the first one - may have to pinch the idea!

Will be thinking of their family x

Lesley517 said...

Super cute cards!

artzellie said...

Really cute cards. Who wouldn't like a coffee card!?!!!

Scrapping Julie said...

these are great jennifer. love the little starbucks logo

Deb said...

fabulous card Jennifer, the top one is so me! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Carla said...

Lovely cards! Wonderful work!

Deanne is my sister, btw :-)

Melissa said...

Great cards! Love the 2nd one... very clever!

Mrs. So and So said...

Pretty cards

Callie said...

What beautiful cards. I love your take on the ICS sketch this week.

Loretta said...

beutiful work

paperscissors said...

love the ruffle and the cork buttons as embellishments! the overall cards are clever designs using recyclables. they have never looked better! my prayers to deanne and the family!

Lynn Marsh said...

OMG! Gorgeous cards!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love, love, love the coffee card!

Tanya said...

What great cards!!!

Stephanie said...

Great cards! Love the recycled items you used!

Faye said...

Congratulations on your C4E news! Looking forward to playing with you. x

Barb's Boys said...

I love the cork buttons! I know you've heard that a lot, but I can't wait to give it a try!

Kandi Phillips said...

Fabulous cards! I love the Starbucks packaging and how clever to use the wine label! Wow, I am going to use that one for sure! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

Payne Holler Cards said...

how great! lovin that Starbuck card ...will now be keeping anything they give me lol...and keeping labels (wonderful idea) on your wine card...you are just a crafting machine {{{hugs}}}

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Your cards are lovely, I can't pick my favorite... because I love them both!

ScrapinShana said...

Sooo sooo cute! Love the starbucks one=)

msfreida said...

You are SOOO CREATIVE, my friend! These both ROCK! You are sooo full of inspiration on so many levels! You really need to do a tutorial on how you watercolor...these grapes AMAZE me! :)

Hugs~

Sandy O said...

Great ideas, especially love the cork idea. Will say prayers.

*Vicki* said...

Oh so yummy girl!! I just ADORE your coffee creation of course!! :) HUGS

Lisa Marie Miles said...

Beautiful cards!

Tracy said...

Ohhh this is fantastic. So fun!! Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks sketch challenge. I hope you will play along again!!

Hugs,
Tracy

Anonymous said...

oh i love how you crumpled the pastry paperbag from starbucks. that came out so clever/creative...-anthonette

Deanne Burton said...

Beautiful cards, as always Jennifer!! Love them!

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