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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day Blog Hop

Good morning!!  Welcome to our Earth Day blog hop at Michelle Perkett Studio.  I hope you will enjoy all the inspiration you see today and will be inspired to Go Green. 

If you came here from Tammy's blog you are in the right place.  If not please go back to the beginnin at Michelle's blog as I know you will not want to miss a thing.

At the end of the hop you will get a chance to vote for your favorite creation and the winner will recieve a blog candy from Michelle, so be sure to get your vote in.

Ok, on to my projects.  I just love the idea of recycling things in my crafting.  For this first one I used a CD that my little girl got a hold of and ruined.  Instead of throwing it away, I put it to better use.  I made this wall hanging.
I used scraps of papers and ribbons on this project.  I hate for those to go to waste also.  The image is colored with Marvy marker and a gold marker I have.  The brads and flowers are from my stash.  The ribbon came from Wal Mart and are pieces left over from other projects.  I think it will make a nice decoration for the wall in my girls' room.

Next, I have an empty container from some Crystal Light drink mix.  I thought it would make a nice gift container, pencil box or penny bank for someone.
Again, I used scraps left over from other projects.  I took the original paper off and then covered it with the DP.  The butterflies are colored with Marvy markers.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are being inspired to find way to repurpose items you have in your house.  Your next stop on the hop is my very own 9 year old daughter Abby, who has a great project to share with you.

~Rhonda

27 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow! Rhonda!! These are beautiful!! I love that you recycled your cd and your crystal light container!! What a gorgeous wall hanging!! I love it! And such a beautiful container for Spring!! Thank you so much for TWO! lovely and recycled Earth Day blog hop entries Rhonda!!:)

Sammi said...

Wow Rhonda! these are so inventive and they look amazing!! Love your work!!
Sammi
xxx

Randi said...

Wonderful creations! Supercool wallhanging, and you've used wonderful colors and images :)
Hugs, Randi WS

Fotf said...

Great job Rhonda, Cd's i think are underused when it comes to crafts, especially those freebies inviting us to sign up with them for internet use, don't see so many of those now. Just goes to show what great things can come from things heading to the bin :)

Claire said...

Both gorgeous project Rhonda, love them both and I just love the colours you've used
Claire xx

Pauline (Polly) said...

What great projects Rhonda! I love the wall hanging - such a great way to use those wee scraps we accumulate! The pencil holder is a great idea - lovely and bright with the spots and butterflies!
Hugs from Australia!
Pauline

ileana said...

Oh Rhonda! both are gorgeous projects!! The wall hanging is great! I have tons of old CD´s!!! I´m going to put them to use :-) thanks for sharing!! And the can is such a great idea too! perfect for gifts. Hugs!!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Rhonda, what a great idea that you created the pretty wall hanging for your girl. Especially I love your sentiment. You did very well with both of the projects. Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn Webb said...

Two beautiful projects Rhonda, what great ideas you had!

Robyn said...

Rhonda, both of your projects are just beautiful. I love the idea of using the CD for the wall hanging. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tammy said...

Both of these are fabulous, Rhonda!! I love the idea of a penny bank for the crystal light can. I'm going to have to do that one for the granddaughters!! Thanks for the inspiration girl!!

Jennifer Scull said...

such fun projects! :)

pinkglitterfae said...

these are both fantastic! your CD project is a super idea, in fact it would make a lovely ornament. I will have to keep that in mind whenever I destroy a CD. And your penny bank is cute!

H2 :) said...

Hi Rhonda, What great projects! Love your spotty butterfly container. :)

Shelley said...

Rhonda your projects are great! Love the CD that is a great idea!

Melissa S. said...

Great projects Rhonda. I really like the penny container idea.

Pattie G said...

Great recycling ideas Rhonda! I like the container most.

Hugs
pattie

Jean said...

What fun projects!! I think I'm going to use the crystal light container idea for a kids project at school. Thanks for sharing
hugs jean

Therese said...

Rhonda, these are both great projects. I esp like your wall hanging.

Tana said...

These are adorable Rhonda! The wall hanging is too cute and the container has so many uses! Very creative!

grandmalee said...

Great ideas Rhonda! I really love redecorating all kinds of drink mix cans, so I love to see what others create with them! Great job! Your wall hanging is adorable!

Cr8ive ME said...

what wonderful ideas. Love your use of found objects.

{hugs}
M.E.

Trish said...

Brilliant Rhonda, I particularly like what you did with the old CD. We get so many of these as promotional stuff and it's lovely to see a use for them.
Hugs,
Trish

cottagerca said...

excellent projects rhonda.
I am saving all my wrecked cd, to make an album.

Loretta said...

wondeerful job

Sherry said...

great ideas and levely orojects

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Great projects!