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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Make a (Recycled) Wish!

My oldest son and I were talking about recycling one day and about all the things that we recycle in our house.  We take the papers to the library every week for their paper fundraiser, we reuse as much as possible and our recycling can has more in it every week than our garbage can.  I'd like to think we're pretty good at recycling.  Then he asked me if I could recycle a card.  I said that since they are paper they could be recycled.  He corrected me and said "No, can you make a recycled card?"  That little stinker challenged me!  So, it was ON!

After a bit of brainstorming, I remembered that I had a small stash of paint chips that I had picked up at Menard's some time ago.  I first trimmed them  to remove all the writing that appeared on the front - although I don't think that was necessary, I just liked the narrower size better for my layout.  I chose Agapanthus Thank You for the stamped image because the long, graceful blooms were the perfect size for the paint chips.  Plus, I think this stamp looks great when it is embossed in white. 

I had so much fun making the first card, that I decided to make a set using a variety of colors.  I think I need to go back to the home improvement store and get more paint chips!

Hope all is well in your corner of the world and that you take time today to get inky!

recipe:  stamps:  Stampendous! Agapanthus Thank You, Dandelion Wish; Tuskineko Ink: VersaMark, Tuxedo Black; The Paper Co; Stampendous! Detail White Embossing Powder; Pittsburgh Paints Paint Chips


Scrappychick said...

Love these! So simple yet gorgeous!! And I love that you did a whole set on different colors :)

Curt in Indy said...

How awesome! I LOVE this idea so much. How clever and what a great way to stand up to the challenge. I love how these turned out. I have a TON of paint chips. Every time I go to the hardware store a grab a bunch with the intention of doing something with them. What a wonderful inspiration for me! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea! Best, Curt