Monday, March 1, 2010

Let's Go Green! Candy Shoppe Designs and Dotty Divas Reveal!

March, one of my all time favorite months ever. It's the month where green is the color of choice. Where being Irish (even just a wee bit) takes center stage and ones fear of little leprechauns is one step closer to becoming a reality as opposed to myth. Seriously, I don't care how cute those little men are, and their promise of a pot of gold just doesn't do it for me either. Of course none of this has anything to do with being forced by my brother's to watch the movie 'Leprechaun' numerous times....I swear!! But most of all I love the month of March because it's the month that I met my husband and he asked me to be his girl. It's the month that I got to start wearing his Letter Jacket around school and permanently retired mine to the back of the closet. We still have those letter jackets due to the fact that I am one of those people that hate to throw something perfectly useful out. Which brings me to these next few LO's!!

First we have Candy Shoppe Designs
Challenge: Go Green
Think it's garbage? Think again! The Lollipop Girls of C.S.D. are challenging you Sweethearts to use everyday items from around your house that you wouldn't normally use on your LO's and use them! Items such as cardboard, duct tape, dryer sheets, you name it!St. Patrick's Day is coming up and we thought it would be fun to "GO GREEN" for the environment in honor of the holiday. So join us as we turn our trash into treasure.

Here is the LO I created for this challenge:
This LO was seriously FUN. I have been having a huge problem lately with wanting to create my own BG's for LO's as you have probably already noticed!! But it's just so much fun and once I get an idea I HAVE to do it. On this LO I recycled a bunch of paperclips that the DH always brings home from work. I swear I have thousands of them and they have just been sitting there. I also recycled cardboard, coffee filters for the flowers, and newspaper for the leaves.

We would love to see you over at Candy Shoppe Designs and have you play along. And with a prize like this from WILD OLIVE KIDS filled with Scrapbook goodies how could you not want to be in it to win it?! You have until 14 March to get your 'Green' project turned in via Mr. Linky on the Candy Shoppe Designs blog!

Next up is Dotty Divas. Again it's all about going green!! Take a look at the Advert inspiration for this challenge:

Here is my LO for this Ad challenge:
Going Green is just what I took from the Ad, for you it may be something completely different. That's what is so great about having a piece of inspiration to work from. Everyone has their own style, their own interpretation, and I love seeing that! This LO is mostly recycled product. For the BG I used a shopping bag from the mall, the letters are newspaper, the flower is newspaper and a walmart sack, of course we have cardboard (I heart Cardboard), and the arrows and earth are from a pamphlet the girls brought home from school.
If you would like to play along with this Challenge we would love to have you! All Projects are due by 14 March to be in the running for the prize donated by one of our very own DT members!!



  1. WOW Amy!! I LOVE these two LO's!! The paperclip background is amazing! Love the idea of using newspaper and the coffee filter flowers are so cute!! In the second LO, I love how you have the 3 recycling arrows around the flower!! So inspiring!!!

  2. Paper clips on the background? Wow you are soooo inspiring...I would have never thought of that...all of your layouts are just beautiful and FUN!

  3. I love the paperclip background!! Someone will probably make a designer paper out of that down the road. It is THAT creative! The coffee filter flowers are pretty darn cute too. Love the way you've used newspaper on them as well. You've done a wonderful job on these!

  4. wow! i love that paperclip on earth did you do it??

  5. I LOVE these! How creative!! The paperclip background is so unexpected and really gives the paper a great texture. Did you paint the paperclips, or were they already white? I love your handmade flowers, too! I also wanted to say thank you for your comments on my blog last week! They made my day! :) PS: I just noticed the lace around the corrugated cardboard! Swoon! That is so fabulous!! :)

  6. love how you have the 3 recycling arrows around the flower!! So inspiring!!!
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