Friday, 3 May 2013

Recycled (i.e. Discovering hidden potential)

Hey Everyone,

So this morning C3 and I had a playdate with some friends and their granddaughter.  They live in a more rural/wooded (uber cool!) area and have lots of room and things to explore, discover and just marvel at!  LOVE IT!  C3 had a great time too!  Bird watching, holding a salamander, sliding with a friend on a backyard playset, watering the garden and running around (lots of running around) squealing with joy!  No better way to spend a glorious morning.

It really makes you think about the miracles of our earth.  Soooooo what better way to be inspired than to recycle what we have to help keep the earth greener!  That's the theme over at Anyone for Anya this week.  My head was swimming with ideas....unfortunately, time (as always) is the limiting factor.  Here is what I had started with.  A smattering of cool photos from a flyer/magazine.

Here is what was recycled from it!
Everything on this card (except the TGF image, butterfly stamp and the black cardstock) was recycled.  Even the butterflies were punched from recycled magazine paper.

This was oodles of fun to make.  Really got the creative juices flowing.  I have 2 other cards in the works from the recycled magazine that I'll be sure to post when complete!  Oh the potential in recycled materials.  Magazines particularly are amazing resources for patterned paper, colour schemes and embellishments (did you notice that amazing gold flower?  It looks like it's popping off the page in all it's shimmery glory!)  Wonderful!  I think I'll have to make this part of my everyday card making.  (Great, Like I need to be hoarding more stuff in my home!).

I'd also like to submit this to the following blogs:
Sister Act Card Challenge Anything Goes #5
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog: Happy Mail.
Let's Craft and Create: #69 One For the Girls
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog: #58 Pretty In Pink

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card! Awesome colours!
    Thank's for play at Anyone for Anya!

  2. Love the bright colours and how you have used the recycled paper! Thank you for joining us at Anyone for Anya :)

  3. What a great idea to use different magazines for making a card! I love your card! Hi, Maja

  4. Gorgeous bright colours to brighten up someone's day. Thanks for sharing it with us in our latest challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

  5. This is fabulous. I love the design and colours you used. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny xx

  6. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello! : )
    Have a blessed Sunday.


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