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Monday with Lindsay - Recycling challenge

Good Morning Ladies!

I have to say that I am glad that the kiddos are back in school today and life will return to our normal schedule. As great as vacation is, I am one of those strange people that miss the every day routine.

Lindsay, of Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, is running a challenge on the What's Digital Stamping yahoo group and asked the DT to join in. The challenge is to make a project using a digital image (stamp, coloring page or ding bat font) and at least one recycled item. All entries before January 7th will be entered in a drawing for a stamp of your choice from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff shop. If you are new to digital stamping and are looking for some free images, take a look at Lindsay's blog or on MyGrafico, there are plenty of freebies on both.

**UPDATE - If you don't want to join the group, link your project in my comments and you will be entered in the drawing. Good luck!






To get started on the challenge, I used the sketch from Just Us Girls (JUGs) sketch challenge #14. I decided to recycle a coffee cup sleeve that was on my desk and make a coffee themed card. I just couldn't find any buttons or fibers in my stash that seemed right to use on the card. About that time, DH complained that we needed to clean the basement and I remembered that my grandmother's sewing box was down there. I have not looked in the box for years (I do not sew) and I definitely haven't looked since I started paper crafting. Oh the treasures I found! A large jar of various buttons - most rather mundane but some really cool ones - and thread and embroidery floss of many colors. Most of the buttons were too large to use as centers of these flowers, but I found one to use. I also used some of the floss that I found.

Going through the box really brought back some lovely memories of my Grandma. She always had her sewing box (imagine a large, wooden tackle box with legs) in her bedroom and I spent many hours as a kid stringing buttons on thread to make necklaces.

Now for the rest of the info on my card. This cute image is from Lindsay's coffee jitters border. It is a freebie on her site. (You could download and use it for the challenge....) The sentiment comes from her Coffee Talk digital stamp set. The flowers were inked using Sorbet ink from Close To My Heart (CTMH) and a brayer then lightly sprayed with pearl Glimmer Mist (some of my goodies from Christmas). The rest of the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.

Other challenges this card is entered in:
Crafy Angels - week 16 - Recycle

Stamp Somethings Challenge - New Somethings

Stamp Simply Challenge - #120 New Things!

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - #84 New

Mygrafico - Out with the old, In with the new


I also have a goodbye and a hello to share with you. Joy will be leaving the LSS DT after this week. You will still be able to see her wonderful projects on her blog. Tanya will be joining the LSS DT starting today. Please be sure to leave her some extra encouragement for her first week with us.

Now let's see what the rest of the team has been up to.

Cassandra

Joy

Karin

Kristen

Lindsay

Nettie

Tanya

Supplies:

Coffee Jitters border (freebie) from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Coffee Talk (for sentiment) from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

CTMH Unforgettable Designer Paper

Papertrey kraft card stock

image printed on Georgia Pacific white card stock

Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge (sorbet mat)

Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel ink & marker

Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa marker (on sentiment)

CTMH flowers

Comments

acubaninlondon said…
What a beautiful image! Very creative indeed. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.
Karin said…
Shut up! This is sooo stinking cute! I looove the idea of the recycled coffee holder and pairing it with the coffee cup stamp is genius! Awesome job on the layout of this card :)
Abi Bundy said…
Love the colours you used cute card!
Cheryl Walker said…
Cheryl this is tooo cute!!! love the design you used on your card hun, and the image tooo!!!

Have a nice day!
Hugs,
Cheryl
Jenny said…
Thanks for all the comments on my cards over at my blog Cheryl! As you know from SCS, I love this card!
I love the earthy colors and coffee is my fave!
Davi said…
Fun Card... love the coffee cup and using the recycle!! I love those coffee covers for all kinds of card embellishments.
Rainbow Lady said…
Yes please I would love a cuppa.
Love the card and the recycling too - well done. Happy New Year and thanks for playing Love Cynthia x
Stampin' Pam said…
Great job with the sketch - love that you used a coffee liner! Great idea. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls as we kick off a whole New Year! Hope to see you back again.
Jackie said…
This is very cute and love the color combo you used...nice work!
Stephanie said…
Super cute!! So glad that you joined our challenge at MyGrafico...saw the photo on the ning site & was hoping you would :)
Kathy said…
This is a fun card. Your colors are so fresh and cool. Great card. I agree with you, I like a routine.
Martha said…
just wonderful, love your card, all the details are awesome ;)
Thanks for playing with us this week over at MyGrafico.
jimlynn said…
This is so very cute! Love the colors you used. Just a great card.
Vicky said…
Great idea! I love this card!
Kellie said…
Love the card and the colors you chose.
Gabby said…
Oooohhh...I like this! Perfect execution of the sketch!

Thanks for playing along with JUGs! Hope to see you next week!

Gabby~guest DT
Lisa Kind said…
Great card! Love the recycling of the coffee sleeve! I've used one once...so cool! Thanks so much for playing our JUGs challenge!
Tanya said…
Love it!! I really like the idea of recycling the coffee cup sleeve.
Elisabeth said…
What a sweet card, Love the recycled holder!
oh this is fabulous! and i would definitely "fancy a cup". love your colors too.

hugs,
Lela said…
Adorable Card! What a fun recycled item to use! Goes great, so does Grandma's button & embroidery floss!
Fabulous Cheryl! I love the cardboard and the buttons - my Grandma and my Great-Grandma both had button boxes - you're right - digging through them brings back amazing memories for me too.
What a fun card Cheryl! Those flower embellies are beautiful & the colors are divine! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls sketch challenge! Hope to see you Saturday for a fun technique challenge!
Nancy said…
Your card is beautiful, Cheryl:O) Love the colours and grat design, cute image and those flowers are gorgeous. Great sentiment.
Thank you for joining My Grafico this week, good luck!
Nancy;O)
Lea L. said…
Cute card!! Loving the coffee image!! Great job with the JUG's sketch!!

♥Lea
Loretta Rodger said…
Very Very cute Cheryl, love the color combo!
Bogner's said…
This card is fabulous! I love the sketch, the paper piecing, the colors, and the "old" item. What a great way to reuse and be a little green! Thanks for playing along this week at My Grafico. Good luck.
~ Rachel B
Nettie said…
Just love it, brill card as always. Totally inspired.x
Jennifer said…
This is a very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at the MyGrafico challenge!!
This is adorable! Makes me want a cup of coffee! Thanks for playing at MyGrafico!

Janna :)
Teri said…
Fabulous creation hun!
Thanks for joining in at My Grafico this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

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