Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!!!

Did you do anything to be a little greener today? I rinsed out the cat food can and put it in the recycle bin instead of in the trash. I also brought some silverware to work to use instead of the plastic ware at the cafeteria.

Best of all, I played along with the Odd Bird Planet Earth Day Challenges. Several of the design team members have challenges posted on their blogs. The best part is that there is a LOT of moolah and prizes up for grabs. BUT, you have to complete your submissions within 24 hours. There isn't a lot of time, so head on over and check it out!!

I was all sorts of inspired tonight and played along with 2 of the challenges! The first one was to repupose an item. I was sitting at work today and in a small OCD fit, I sorted a box full of mixed paper clips, binder clips and rubber bands. We have literally thousands of binder clips at work. So many that we send e-mails to the rest of the building for them to come and take. WELL.... I decided to make over some giant binder clips and rescue them from the abyss.
Aren't they cute??? I used the Forrest Friends paper from Michaels, SU! and PTI ribbon and then I colored both images with copics. I think the clips are much prettier now than when I pulled them out of the box.

The next one was to create a 1 layer card. Well, we could use the card base and 1 additional layer. Then you could add non-paper embellishments. Well, I pulled out some white PTI paper and stamped these sign carrying gnomes. I colored them with copics and then I cut out flowers from some October Afternoon designer paper. I popped them up on dimentionals and added some ribbon and a button. Still no paper. Yea!!!

I hand wrote the sentiment in my not so great hand writing. I thought it would be really cute to make a bunch of these cards and add different green sentiments. Maybe "Always fill the washing machine before washing a load." or "Save water, shower together". snort...

Off to bed all, have an awesome night!

Lara

3 comments:

Perky Nihilist said...

Those binder clips ROCK! Wow. I just love what you did and they couldn't be cuter.

Love the card too. Those gnomes carrying the sign are just about the most versatile thing ever - your coloring is so great.

Thanks so much for playing along :-)

Kathi said...

Wow. You nailed both challenges.

The binder clips are great! If you add a magnets to the back of them, they'll hold notices on your fridge.

I love you one-layer card. The sign gnomes are absolutely perfectly colored. I love the addition of the flowers.

Remember! You have til midnight to do more challenges! (I'd love to see your take on mine!)

Godelieve said...

I saw your gorgeous clips on Odd Bird Planets's blog today. They are FABULOUS!! Beautiful blog too!