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LLWWC #29 – Go Green, Recycle it!

Hello and Happy Wednesday my Friends! It is time for another La-La’s Weekly Challenge! It is my turn to be a host and I am pretty excited about this.

Today is also St.Patrick’s day, so to all who follow this holiday big congratulations from me. Since Irish holiday has an association of green to me, I decided to go with the Green challenge, but not a color challenge – RECYCLE IT challenge. What can use as a recycle item you will ask… And here are some ideas for you:

– cereal box can be a chipboard or even as a Kraft card stock;

– old non-expensive ear ring can be a charm;

– use a newspaper, wrapping paper or wall paper as a DP;

 – buttons from your old shirt;

 – acetate from packing…

For my card I used a two recycled items:

– box from crackers (reverse side);

– twine from parcel (got a parcel from Russia which was tied with this twine)

To create this little scene I inked up Pirate Lala from La-La Land Crafts which is on special sale this week  – 20% off! Isn’t she is adorable! Each little girl has her dreams, Lala dreams of ships and adventures. Of course she will not be a Pirate when she will grow up, but she will treasure her memories. One day these little thighs will be big just because it was part of her life, her childhood.  

LLWWC30 -Go Green!

LLWWC30 -Go Green!

To make a little sitting place for Lala I created Carrick Bend knot. I followed tutorial from this site. It was pretty cool to try tying a real nautical knot. :)

I also used on of the faux wood-grain technique while making a wood board out of crackers’ box. And last but not least, I was so “brave” to burn the DP for creating an aged look to the designer paper.

Hope that you will join us for this challenge too! Here are the rules of the challenge:

– participants will be required to use LLLC stamps;

– the stamp used by the host of the challenge will be on the special for the week of the challenge at 20% off. This week is Pirate Lala.

– the winner of the challenge will receive a $10 credit to LLLC store.(*digital stamps are exclude)

If you don’t have rubber stamps from LLLC store, you can always use digital! And did you know that by purchasing them you will get two images of the same digi stamp – one of the outline and one of the colored image.

Before you start saving the world by recycling, please stop at LLLC blog, you don’t want to miss our DT and Guest DT projects! They always do such an amazing job!

Thank you so MUCH for stopping by and I will meet you later this week! Enjoy your day,

Elena

Supplies: card stock, cracker box, twine from parcel, self-adhesive pearls (black), Pirate Lala from La-La Land Crafts, sentiment from Little Paper Shop, DP, vintage distress ink, Memento black ink, Prisma colored pencils, OMS, CB embossing folder

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad…

Dad\'s Album FrontGood morning, good evening or maybe good afternoon! I am so glad you stopped by at my blog.
Yesterday was a very special Day for all Fathers. Fathers Day! Of course I made a gift for my husband. Even though he is not my father but he is a father for our son. For the gift I choose to make a mini-album where I could put all of the pictures of my husband and our son. I wanted to show all of the appreciation for being a wonderful Father and loving Husband.

I found a beautiful project that was made in Honor of a Fathers Day by Nichole Heady. Nichole Heady wrote fabulous instructions for making a chipboard Fathers Day album. She even shared with us her researches of great quotes regarding fatherhood. Thank you Nichole for your creative ideas and for sharing with us with all of your work. I think that next time I will try other projects from her blog. She is very inspirational and very creative. Her tutorials are so easy to understand and they are so versatile. I like her art a lot! It is very elegant and original.

Dad\'s Shirt CardAnd of course what is a holiday without a card. This was a very quick project. I made a folded t-shirt card from a size of 8 by 12 patterned paper and put a greeting inside of the shirt. I used some buttons, a pocket and hand drawn stitches. For making an origami folded shirt I stopped at Cambria Turnbow’s blog. She wrote a recipe for her card and an awesome tutorial. Thank you Cambria! If you didn’t know about Cambria’s blog, check it out. She has an amazing cards and very interesting tutorials!

I hope you have or had a good day today!
Thank for reading through my blog!
See you soon at the same place!
Elena

Supplies: chipboard, designer paper, embellishments, ribbon, clear acetate letter, photo corners, buttons, gel pen, dye based ink, StazOn ink, photos, round punch, stickers, and cardstock.