Saturday, March 19, 2011

Don't Throw That Away!

Welcome back to another challenge at Our Creative Corner! Hi, I'm Rebecca from Eclectic Endeavors and I'll be your host for the next two weeks. Last week's Fabulous Fabric challenge was so much fun. Thanks to Kristin for hosting it and we thank everyone who shared their beautiful projects with us. Check back on Wednesday to see who received our awards!

We have something new this week! We have a SPONSOR! Laurie of Doodle Pantry has generously offered a $10 Gift Certificate to the winner of this week's challenge! Be sure to check out her store where you will find all kinds of fun digi images and sentiments. She has lots of images ranging in style from Realistic Landscapes, Baby Animals and Fabulous Flowers to Adorable Cartoon Critters and Bugs along with some Christian images and Scriptures. Most images come with lots of sentiments to make card-making or scrapping easy and she creates both JPG and PNG files so you can layer multiple images with ease.

If you have never used a digi image before, never fear, it is soooo easy! You just need a printer and MS Word or Publisher (or other word processor with the ability to add photos). Here's a great How-To at Laurie's store. And most printer ink allows you to use Copics and watercolours. So now that you are all hyped up about this week's challenge...

Don't Throw That Away! I’m always saving packaging: cans, boxes, paper, cardboard, embellishment bubbles (shaker cards!) and lots of other goodies that would normally be tossed or recycled. I’m even running out of places to store everything! So this week the challenge is to use some sort of packaging you would normally throw away. Not just something you saved that was designed to be reused but something destined for the garbage or blue box otherwise.

Rebecca Ednie EclecticEndeavours

I used a cardboard tube from stickers I saved from my LSS. I added a new bottom to turn it into a pen can. I've also used Juicy Strawberry by Doodle Pantry. The strawberries you see in the other girl's projects are also by Doodle Pantry.

Vicki Burdick It's A Stamp Thing

Vicki used some torn apart cardboard from a SU box.

Diane Gilbert ~ My Little Stampin' Spot!

Jen Rzasa - Our Change of Art

Jen hand-cut each layer of the flower out of plastic packaging (from a border punch), and sewed them together with embroidery floss and a button. Jen has also used a Doodle Pantry digi sentiment.

Sarah Gough - THinkING STAMPS

Linda Coughlin - The Funkie Junkie

Linda recycled a canvas tag/twine from an organic cotton tee shirt and used a Doodle Pantry digi.

Kristin K Tierney - LilyBeth Boutique

This is made from an instant coffee container and another pretty Doodle Pantry digi.

Sharon Wheet - Designs by Sharon

The tin originally held a wrist watch.

Now it's your turn! Come on, we know you must have saved something from being discarded. If not, save something over the next day or two and let's see what you can do with it! Can't wait to see some really creative projects this week!

1 comment:

  1. Great challenge, I used some bee paper that was from a nest we almost threw away but the paper the bees made was just too pretty. Glad I could use it for this challenge. Thanks.


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