Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In honor of Earth Day, Jennie's challenge this week, on the A Muse Addicts site, is to use something recycled or reused on an A Muse card. Ever since she posted the challenge I've been singin the 3-R's song in my head by Jack Johnson, love that song! :D

My husband got a shirt recently that had this silver chain on it as the tag holder. As a kid I was fascinated with these chains, the way they come apart and then re-hook in. I'd do it over and over and over again, so of course I kept it thinking it'd come in handy one of these days. I also used a bottle cap on here that I pressed flat with my Big Shot machine. I was trying to remember where I read that tip but couldn't find the blog where I read it, so forgive me for that but it's not my original idea. Such a great tip though, I've tried hammering bottle caps flat and had no luck, maybe cuz I need a rubber mallet or something.

I wish my camera picked up sparkle, but I did add some Spica Glitter pen to the owl's eyes and wings along with the outside edge of the circle. I tried to pick up a little blue from the ribbon by using a Copic marker on the outside edge of the bottle cap. It's very subtle but worked great.

Speaking of challenges...... did you know this Saturday night from 6-8pm PST is our 2nd VMAA (Virtual meeting of the A Muse Addicts)??? It'll be a night full of fun, challenges, surprises and... PRIZES (direct from the A Muse shop)!! Hosted by Geeta, Michelle, Jennie and yours truly. You won't want to miss it!! Feel free to join us! All you need to do is head over to the A Muse Addicts site, sign up if you haven't already (it's free), get your stampin fingers ready and let the fun to begin!! :D

I've heard that this Saturday is also gonna be a fun day of sneak peaks from the A Muse designers and instructors so be on the look out!!

~Rhonda :D


Rachel Hope said...

OH!!!! So so cute! Great use of the tag hanger!

Nancy said...

This is so neat what you have done with this card!! I thought this was such an awesome idea for a challenge this week! That bottle cap trick is too cool & it looks great dangling from that chain! Rockin' card girl! I'm so bummed about VMAA, I won't be around & so I am going to miss out on all the fun :( I'll be thinking of you gals :) HAVE FUN!!

Geeta said...

Rhonda, what a GREAT card!

jenstamps said...

So cute! Love the recycled tag hanger!

Jennie M said...

Wow! This is *amazing*!! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for doing this challenge!