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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Create it Green Earth Day Blog Hop - Day One!

Coffee of the Day - Tiramisu

Earth Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Create it Green’s Earth Day Blog Hop!! Thanks so much for joining us!

If you have landed here from the *fabby blog of Victoria*, then you are right on track. (what a gorgeous card by the way!) if at any point you lose your way, then please go back to Create it Green and start the hop or see what little treats might be hiding there (hint hint hint!!!). You won't want to miss all the Earth Day Inspiration or the amazing prizes from our generous sponsors! Make sure you leave a comment on each blog on the hop since winners will be drawn from the comments!!

For today, and yes, I will have a different project each of the 4 days of the hop, I have chosen to alter a little brie box. The box itself is 4 1/2" in diameter, so not too big. I covered it with the beautiful papers from Basic Grey's Lilykate collection, which were sanded and inked along the edges. Around the rim of the lid is this wonderful crochet trim that I tied in a bow which you can see at the top. The little Prima rose was sprayed with rose walnut glimmer mist to both give color and shine to match. A combo of new and vintage buttons were added. I have to tell you about the pink twine tying the brown flower button - at various times when washing our many afghans and blankets, I find these stray strands in the bottom of the washer, or somtimes the dryer. Well, not one to throw away a fiber I can use for crafting, I put them in my little stash of scraps. That is what you see here! :) Hubby shakes his head, of course, but it was the perfect color pink to go with this project and a great way to repurpose something!

The gorgeous digi image on this box comes from Isabella's Sketchbook. I love her store! The centers of each flower have been dotted with shimmerz paint. For the container, I painted it with several colors of ink, but then sponged on vanilla craft to help age and distress it. doesn't show up so much in the scan, but irl you can see the difference.

The little hearts inside the box come courtesy of one of our blog sponsor's - Green Field Paper. They so kindly sent some of us samples of their most popular papers. As soon as I saw the papers with the flower seeds embedded within, I knew just what my project would be! So I punched hearts from the various shades, added a few little Prima flowers to accent (but no embellies to the centers as I normally would since these will be planted, and I want to be earth-friendly!), and wrote on them in true Alice-style 'plant me'! :) There are about a dozen inside the box. My MIL is coming to visit in June, and she loves to garden. I thought this might be the perfect little giftie to welcome her to our home!

This blog hop will run from today, April 22nd until Sunday, April 26th, midnight PST. We will be drawing for winners on April 27. So be sure to check the Create it Green blog to see if you are a winner. And check back here each day for more projects!


Now on to the *most amazing blog of Jean*. but I warn you - be ready for an over load of CUTE!!

Gingersnap Creations - Botanical
Busy Beauties - Green with a twist
Pile it On - Spring
Totally Papercrafts - Spring
Digital Tuesday - April Showers, April Flowers

37 comments:

craftymom205 said...

Great project. Great colors.

Payne Holler Cards said...

just adorable!!! MIL will love it...you are so creative! off to hop, hugs GF
Linda

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love that you save your fibers from the washer! That's great, and you certainly make GORGEOUS art with them! This is a stunning altered brie box! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

jennifer! this is gorgeous and awesome! i absolutely love it!!!

and that blog announcement is fabulous too!

JD master said...

great!!!

Tammy said...

What a cute project. Very creative indeed.
smiles...Tammy
Love the colors!

joanne wardle said...

lovely work, thanks for taking part in the gingersnap botanical challenge

Sharon said...

Jennifer your boxes is so .....
I'm at a lose for words for it. I hope it is ok with you if I make a couple for my friends at work we share flowers and seed all the time. Wish I had your talent.

sdenimandlace1@aol.com

VanillaCarmel said...

what a great idea altering a brie box..i never thought of that, now i am off to shop for some Brie!

Curlywiggles said...

Super project, so clever! And I love the 'plant me' hearts.

Linda said...

Love the box and your ideas are really nice. Grat blog!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow!!! Stunning project!! I have to get some of that seed paper!

melissac said...

Love your project Jen!! Glad you are feeling better and able to craft! Blessings and Hugs!

Carol said...

Oh I love this and such imagination. Isn't it wonderful to learn from each other and create such beautiful things throughb recycling. Carol.

Joan said...

Very clever! I like the plantable hearts with the words on them - so cute!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love that you've recycled a brie box... I have done that too! And the idea of little seed paper hearts is wonderful! What a great gift for your MIL!

RiNNE said...

What a pretty creation out of fibers!

Carolyn Bounds said...

What an awesome project!!! I know your MIL is going to love it!!! It's also nice to know that I am not the only crafter that saves such things;o) My hubby looks at me the same way too! Hahaha!!!

Thanks for playing along with us in the BBCS Go Green with a Twist Challenge:o) It is always a joy to see your beautiful creations!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Carrie said...

Sooo cute!! I love the scallop hearts that say plant me!!

Vicki said...

Jen, this is stunning! and I love the papers you chose...how resourceful you are kiddo! Love everything about this project!

HUGS!
Vicki

cottagerca said...

love the soft tones of your project. Yes, you are a leader in collecting things and saving them for a future project. Oh my strings from the washer!!!! You have the crown here!!! Happy anniversary earth day

Jan said...

Now that's a great idea...to write plant me on the little hearts! I have a scrap left and really should plant it!

Loretta said...

a wonderful creation and great colors

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

What a darling gift this will make for your mil. I wouldn't mind getting something like this myself.

kristen said...

AND that blog announcement-terrific!

kristen said...

Love it SO much! I would love to get that card in the mail!!! Fabby! ( as someone I know would say!)

Rachel said...

awesome card jennifer!!
hugs,
Rachel

Katie said...

Fabulous card and a super image!
Thanks for Piling It On this week :)

Dora said...

Fab project, love the colours and the way you try to reuse everything ... let him shake his head ha ha :)

Ellie said...

This is beautiful Jennifer. I just love that image, the embellishments are gorgeous and I just love that circle shape too. Good to see you up and creating again! Hope all is well with you and family.
Hugs,
Ellie.

Linda Coughlin said...

Such a beautiful project to celebrate an awesome event! Love that you used that lovely Isabella's image. I save everything too! I cherish our Mother Earth and abhor waste! Besides, isn't if fun when we craft to introduce funky features into our projects? Great job, Jennifer!

Dani said...

How adorable is that?!! What a great idea too! I love it!

Roxie said...

wonderful project and so pretty.

silvia said...

OMG!!! FABULOUS project!!!

Jean Marie said...

Jennifer I just love all your projects!! Thank you so much for sharing!

~Michelle~ said...

How cute is this!! Thanks for playing the Digital Tuesday Challenge! Hope you can play with us again this week! :)

kadie said...

Jennifer, this is AMAZING!! I absolutely love it!
Thanks for playing in the BBB Go Green Challenge!