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Monday, April 11, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Bunny Hop info!

So much to tell you so let's get right to it!

Before I get to this week's challenge, I want to tell you about what will be happening next week. Every other month we have a From Our Heart to Yours challenge. Well this time around, we want to share a blog hop with all of you!! On April 18, we will be sponsoring our first blog hop - the H2H Bunny HOP and we want you to play along.

Here are the details: Before Monday, April 18th, create something Easter or Spring themed. Post it to your blog. Then on Monday April 18th, add your link to our Mister Linky here on the H2H blog. You can ONLY post your link between 8:00 am EST and 8:00 pm EST on that Monday!! After 8:00 pm, the link list will be closed and no other entries will be added through the week. You also MUST include CLOSE TO MY HEART products or your link will be removed. Then through out the day, you can bunny hop among the links to see what everyone has created.

We would love to see a big turn-out for this hop so spread the word! There will also be one random blog hop participant chosen to win a prize so you want to play along!!  I will post reminders through the week so get your creative thinking caps on!

As for this week, we have an early Earth Day challenge for you! We want to see what you can include in your artwork that is recycled or re-used. This can be a piece of ribbon from a gift or a scrap of paper that came from a book or anything you can repurpose and use in your artwork. Let's see what the Design Team created - and be sure to visit their blogs for a description of what they recycled on their project -









Oh, these girls know how to go green! Now let's see what you can reuse or recycle. Create your artwork using Close To My Heart products and link up below. And don't forget to work on your blog hop project for next week too!! We are looking forward to seeing what everyone creates!!

19 comments:

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Here we go! Designers - great work here! This is going to be a really FUNN week!

Stamp n Fun with Debi said...

Thanks for the challenge. Who knew that digging through the trash could be so fun.

Jean said...

I made mine with the jar our fav spaghetti sauce comes in :) All of the scrappers that come scrap with me on Saturday will receive one!

Michelle said...

These were fun to make! Thanks for the challenge!

Joelle H. said...

I loved reading each post to see what the DT used - you really can't tell from the final products what was recycled and what wasn't! This was a lot of fun.

Jody Gustafson said...

Ladies, this was soooo fun! I don't have Citi Bank but I'm waiting for my Amex Bill so I can make flowers. I've already found my ribbon spools and I guess I'm going to need one of those Glubers. And I'll be looking for those draw strings and rope handles. My strawberry box is ready to go and I will be updating my Journal with all those embellishments that I have been saving to reuse. I know I have some left over Wedding Invitations and when I find them I will see what I can do with those. Thank You Ladies for the fun! You are all amazing!

Lydia Bryant said...

Wow, you ladies are so talented. ALL of the projects are incredible.

ALessner said...

This challenge was a lot of fun I cant wait to next week. Everyones projects are so cute

Jennifer Perkins said...

This was a GREAT challenge! Glad to have tried it!!!

Jena said...

Great job by all of the designers - I LOVED this challenge and just posted mine. I have lots more ideas for this one, just not enough time ;-) Thanks for the motivation I needed to get one done!

Ruth G said...

I just posted my altered Altoid tin. Thanks for making me use something from my stash. I am a serious craft hoarder in need of therapy.

Tammy said...

This is a fantastic challenge. The H2H creative team shared beautiful inspiration and so many others have shared absolutely inspiring and creative projects as well. I love the diversity that has been expressed here with projects!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Beautiful projects and fun to see what everyone comes up with! :)

Adeline E. Brill said...

I only cut myself once! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Schaefer said...
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Lisa Schaefer said...

Oops... please remove this link. I linked on the wrong post! :)

Pamela O'Connor said...

Hmmm...I just linked to the wrong post too. Don't know how that happened. So sorry!

Queen Bee said...

I finally got a project done for this. Hope you'll check it out!

Arlene B. said...

just posted my recycled project, lots of fun coming up with ideas and playing. :)