Friday, May 2, 2008

Go Green Challenge #1

It's May already, where does the time go? Last night I was sitting at my desk looking for ideas to stamp when I came across my stash of already stamped images and punch outs (see picture below). Now every once and awhile I will pull something out of here, but most of the time I am putting something in it instead. As I was going though some of the stash I got to thinking about a blog post that I came across last week by Susan Roberts . Susan challenged herself to use up some of her scraps that she had been collecting for the past two years. Click on the link to check out the awesome cards that Susan made with her scraps.

For the past year I have been participating in many challenges that others have been putting out there and thinking to myself, what kind of a challenge could I put out there? If your like me, I'm sure you have a few scraps laying around just waiting to be used up. So with that being said, and Susan's inspiration I decided to do my own 'Go Green Challenge'.

This is the card I came up with using some of those scraps in the picture above. I also decided to use this week's SCS sketch challenge as my starting point. The only thing that did not come out of my scrap box was the 8x8 piece of Bordering Blue CS. I even gave the ugly copper brads that I hate and never use, a new look by turning them into brown brads to match my color scheme. Here is how I did that: With a needle nose pliers grasp onto the brad feet and heat the top (head) with your heat gun for about 30-45 seconds so it it really hot. Then quickly dip the brad into colored embossing powder and gently tap of any excess powder. Heat brad again (about 5 seconds) to melt the powder onto the brad but DO NOT OVER HEAT. Let cool for about 30 seconds while still clamped in needle nose before setting down. There you go! Any color brad any time!

Are you ready to take on my 'Go Green Challenge' ?

Here is the challenge: Go to your scrap drawer, file, bin or wherever you keep your scraps and start pulling some of them out. You can use as many scraps as you like for your card or project, but use them first before you cut into anything new!

Have fun, I can't wait to see what you turn your scraps into!

To participate in the challenge and be entered in a drawing, make a card using your scraps and upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery.
Post a link to your card to this blog entry as a comment. Please add your entry# to it. I will draw a winner on Tuesday at 9:00am.

If you upload your card to your splitcoast gallery, don’t forget to add - GGC1 in the keyword section. That way we can all look at them at once.


Deborah said...

You did a great job on Going Green! Your card is lovely! I have been trying to "use it up in 08"! Deb

Lovetostamp6 said...

Your card is just beautiful Diane, LOVE the pretty paper and fun detail using the hardware.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

First, I love your scrap stash!! if it gets in the way too much, send it my way! second, I love the card you made with your scraps, awesome. third,I don't have many scraps left. I did a scrap challenge back in March and got rid of most of my scraps. It is an awesome feeling isn't it!

Anonymous said...

That card is just gorgeous!!! Absolutely LOVE it!! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

WOW!! Thanks for the tag! I love the card you made, too. Isn't it fun to explore our stashes!

Jules said...

What a great idea for a challenge Diane! :)Julie

Half-Pint said...

Diane you have some lovely leftovers in your stamp bin! What a great idea to actually star using them - thanks for the inspiration. My Scrap Creation is at this site (I can't get the tag to work) -

Jennifer Buck said...

I hope this counts, Diane. I had a brooch that I never wore has been recycled for a card...I created based on Beate's inspiration piece. It's posted on my blog and here Thanks for a fun challenge! I really enjoyed it! Take care! :)

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