Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar "Recycled"

Today is the new Challenge day for A Spoon Full of Sugar! And the challenge this week is to use something Recycled.


Now that one got me for a while. I really was stumped.... Hubby and MIL was starving and we decided to go out and grab a bite to eat. While sitting in the restaurant I was going over everything in my stash that I had "saved" to use. We all know there are lots of neat things that can be used in our paper crafts, tags from clothes, ribbons from gifts... but I wanted something that would always be thrown out.



Well there it was sitting right in front of me. My MIL got a refill of her ice tea..... reached over to add a little more sugar, and dropped the empty packet on the table. The word Sugar - perfect for A Spoon Full of Sugars challenge! I used that empty packet as part of the sentiment on my card!






For my card I used a white card stock base and a scrap of K&Co. paper in a pretty pink pattern. I stamped out Sugar Nellie Maggie, as it has been a while since I have used her and she seemed sweet as sugar. I then played with a new tool I have had for a while and not used. I got the air gun for my copics....this could be addicting! Now this was my first time using it so I do plan to practice more and get better at it but not bad for my first attempt. She is matted with a scrap of yellow and gel pen stitched around. The sentiment "You are sweet as..." is computer generated and matted with the same yellow paper. I placed my sugar packet in a million places trying to hide some of the non-cute stuff, then punched a heart with my Fiskar's Squeeze punch. Added a yellow Doodlebug ribbon and a Martha Stewart flower, inked and doodled the edges and I think it is really cute. Definitely girlie... but cute.




Make sure to go and see the other DT cards... they were really creative on their recycling too!



I worked on a couple of other cards last night, but didn't get them finished. We had a Remote Control melt down last night. We have satellite TV out here in the country. Our remote went wack-o on us last night and quit working. We tried new batteries, took it apart, "gently" tapped it -HA! and well it is now in the trash can!!! In more than one piece.


Ok... no remote I didn't have a remote growing up I can handle this. AAHH NO I CAN'T!!!! You can't change the channel to the satellite box without the remote!!! The Yankee's were playing the Texas Rangers... one of my favorite games to see all season, and I can't get the stupid TV to work! So today I am going into town just to get a universal remote and hopefully I can program it to work! Wish me luck, I don't want to miss game two tonight.


And hopefully I can get some happy crafting done! Have a great Tuesday and hope you have some craft time too -

HUGS and-

18 comments:

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Girly card Michelle I love the recycled sugar packet what a cool idea.
Hugs Debbie x

Deb said...

fabulous card, just love Maggie and such a fab idea to use the sugar packet, how appropriate!

Anita said...

Love the card. What a creative way to use something normally you throw away. It will make me think of new ways to use items.

Sharon said...

What a great idea. I love the lovely bright colours you've used & the effect with the air gun is fab.
Sharon :-)x

cats whiskers said...

What a clever girl you are using that sugar packet, great card again I just adore the scrummy yummy colours. Hope the babies are Ok and good luck with the remote.
Hugs Jacqui x

Suzanne said...

Oh this is as sweet as sugar!!! what a fab idea to use the sugar packet and I love the colour combo gorgeous. Sue :o)

Bubbles said...

Wonderful card Michelle, the 'sugar' packet is perfect! Just love it!
Joanne x

Jo said...

You did make me giggle Michelle about your remote....I know exactly where you're coming from!! Your card is gorgeous and what a neat idea with the sugar packet. Your colouring is wonderful!

Joan said...

Very cute - nice bright colours and such a cute image. Love the recycling too!!!! Joan

Ila said...

This card is just the Sweetest and I love the recylcled sugar pkt...great idea!!
No remote?!!....now that would be a crisis here too!!!!....Hugs, Ila

Cynde said...

The card is so cute Michelle. "Sugar Nellie Sweet". I think it's very bright and cheery. Just love it!

Allison said...

What a fun idea...maybe I should start going through my trash (and not my compost!)...ha ha!

ink'n'rubba said...

love the recycled sugar packet on your card - inspired idea! and love all the pink too. hope you get a remote and manage to program it before the game! annie x

Trina said...

Great card Michelle!! I love the adorable image, and your sugar packet looks great! Thought you had stamped it, becuase it looks so perfect!

Patti Smith said...

Great idea with the sugar pack...very creative my friend. You know I can never, ever figure out how to program stuff like a remote...we always have to get one of the kids to do it!! LOL....

Heather "Hev" said...

Things pop up when you dont expect them and the sugar packet is the perfect example. This card is absolutely scrumptious and thanks for sharing it :)

Lavender Rose said...

What a great idea, to use the sugar packet on your card. I love the pretty colours you have used too.

Lavender Rose said...

What a great idea, to use the sugar packet on your card. I love the pretty colours you have used too.