Monday, January 31, 2011

Diva and a challenge

I'm so honored to be February's Diva of the month over at Creative Scrapbooking Divas!  As diva of the  month, I get to choose this month's challenge.  My challenge is to create a card or layout using recycled materials.  Please note, if you are creating a layout, make sure it doesn't touch your photos or treat the item with Archival Mist. 

Here's the card I created with recycled materials:


I saved the foil wrappers of Almond Roca candy because it had the cutest hearts, who knows how long I've had them; the chipboard was packaging material.




I cut the foil with my MM Slice, then used the shadow feature to cut the red scrap cardstock. I then used Inkadinkado Spray Paint to cover the chipboard. The brown polka dot paper is from scraps from another card. I punched the border using EK Success border punch, then I chalked the edges. The ribbon is self-adhesive by Joann's Crafts. I attached the chipboard and the hearts with pop dots. The sentiment was stamped on strip of scrap and inked the edges. I used The Stamps of Life using Fiskars ink. For the final touch, I added the rhinestones from Darice with Aileen's Fast Grab Glue.

If you wish to participate in the challenge, please become a member of Creative Scrapbooking Divas.  I will be offering a RAK and the winner will be selected on March 1st.

34 comments:

Melissa said...

Your card is beautiful!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty!

Monica said...

This is awesome. What a great way to recycle!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh Yolie.... I love love this card

Janis Lewis said...

This is beautiful! Love those hearts. :) Janis

lovemypaper said...

Very pretty card!

Ash said...

Beautiful!!! Great Job!!!

Hugz,
Ash

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card, I love the hearts.
Kevin xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! I love hearts!!!
HUGS! :)

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Love this card, Yolie!! Thanks now I know what to do with my wrappers HEE HEE :)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [02 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Trina said...

This is so sweet! (HA!) I like to recycle too! I must have missed you in the FP hop, but I'm here now! :)

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful card! Great idea to use the foil.

Shona said...

gorgeous card :) love the foil!!!

Misty Olsen said...

Hey Yolie,
You just gave me a reason to eat chocolate :0) This is really cute.

How do you like the DT so far? I know I am loving it. I am still working on the B-day bash :) and my intro.

Hugs,
Mistyrose

The Other Patti Sue said...

Totally awesome card.... love the recycling! Congrats on your DT appointment!

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

I love how you used that foil for a project. I am always keeping things like that for future projects. Great inspiration.
I am linking you from my blog as you are a "Diva". I want to be able to find everyone easily!
Lisa

Audrey Frelx said...

Wonderful idea!!! I'll be saving all my candy wrappers from now on...lol!!!

Hi, my friend!!! Thanks so much for visiting me today; I am so happy you enjoyed my piano treat box, I really enjoyed making it to share!

I always love company and whenever you stop by you'll always be welcome!!!

Fabulous blog!!!

Patti P. said...

What a creative idea....I love that foil on the hearts. This Kraft and red is on of my fav combos. Tfs and I want you to know that I appreciate your comments and visits to my blog.

Samantha said...

very pretty Yolie! Congrats on the design teams, that is wonderful!

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Yolie! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog!! Your card is gorgeous!! I'm off to become a follower!

Angie said...

love your card it's beautiful!!

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you repurposed the wrappers! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your sweet and encouraging comments!

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

jimlynn said...

Fabulous!!!! I know this shimmers and shines. So pretty.
Lynn

Faye said...

Oh, I love this card, very elegant. x

Nancy said...

Pretty, I would never have thought of saving candy wrappers!

JaniceA said...

Love your card. Way to recycle!

Unknown said...

Very cute card. thanks for sharing
Love
Karla Urea

Esther said...

Love it! TFS
I found you from Gaby Creates Linking Party and added you as a follower!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! i def need to take better notice of what i may be throwing out as it could be a valuable piece for my next project! thanks for making us think about that! Saw you on Gaby Creates and became a follower!
Vicki
http://paperandprims.blogspot.com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

great card and good idea about recycling.

Melissa said...

So pretty!

the cricutologist said...

Love this idea! Stop by my blog, I have something there for YOU!

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a great card. I love how you "recycled" items to make this beautiful card. Great job and thanks for sharing.