Saturday, February 20, 2010

Challenge 18: Using Recyclables!!

This was REALLY a challenge for me. How on Earth was I going to use something old and make it fabulous?!! This is the first card I made. I used a scrap of wrapping paper and some old ribbon I found around one of my son's pencil cases. And while he's cute ... I just didn't love him. I showed him to a stamping friend and she said, "Hmmm, there's no pizazz is there?" Exactly!

I think the background overwhelmed the card. It might be better if the ribbon I used was green to mimic Mudzie's gift ... something is needed (let me know if you have suggestions!)

Soooo, back to the drawing board. I started looking around to find something pretty. I liked the kleenex box but ... didn't love the thickness of the cardboard as I worked with it. I looked at the Subway paper from dinner the previous night (the stuff they wrap the sandwiches in ... I had grabbed a clean piece) and thought about a "way" to go card. But discarded the idea when I looked at the paper and saw how thin the paper was. I paused in my thinking process and took a sip from my coffee and that's when it hit me .... the Starbucks container in my hand!!!

This is Coffee Kiki and she's the perfect background to highlight my "recycled" item on the card. So grab some trash. Remember the 4 Rs: reduce, re-use, recycle AND run on over to KL SNS to play in the Saturday Challenge

Card one~ Stamps: High Hopes: Mudzie's Gift Accessories: brads, Deep Red Glass Glitter
Card two~ Stamps: C.C. Designs: Coffee Kiki, SU: Expresso Yourself


  1. So cute! I love the starbucks kiki! Great idea.

  2. That was an ahha moment for sure!! I love the Starbucks Kiki!! I also really liked Mudzie's gift, but I think you really rocked it with Kiki. Hope to get some more 'traffic' to your blog by telling them to check on over here for your other cute card. :) Hugs, Kel

  3. Happy Birthday Wishes Joanna!
    Both of your cards are super awesome, but I have to admit the KiKi card is my fav! I love the way you incorporated the Starbucks emblem, it's perfect!

  4. What beautiful cards!! Love your coloring!! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Birthday!! :) HUGS

  5. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!love your card!!!!

  6. Way to go!! The starbucks perfect paired with the cutie image!!

  7. They are both cute, but how clever to add the Starbucks logo! That was the perfect touch!