Saturday, March 13, 2010

Raise the Bar Challenge #9 - Go Green

This week's challenge at Raise the Bar is go green! Use either a recycled item on your card, or the color itself. I also used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #59.

Well, green is my favorite color...so I couldn't not use it. I'll admit that this Bella doesn't see much love, but she's just perfect for this theme! I do apologize to the world often that I don't have an earth friendly hobby...but I do recycle as much as I can to try to make up for it. Nothing compares to the touch and smell of lovely new designer paper though, lol.

Paper: Basic Grey Origins
Stamps: Stamping Bella
Prima Flowers, PTI Buttons, Twine, Rhinestones, Copics, Pearls, and Crystal Stickles


I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday. Brent's working...so hopefully a lovely day of crafting with cleaning in between, lol.

36 comments:

  1. This Bella is just perfect for the challenge and that BG is too! Green is my favorite colour too!
    I love a fresh new stack of designer paper and maybe even a stamp or two! Have a crafty day!

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  2. Sure wish I looked that cute when I do MY recycling! LOL Great job, Sparkle!

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  3. She's looks pretty chirpy - love the card and the colouring is fantastic

    Hope you have been well
    Marcia
    SBS4

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  4. Big smile, your card is so sweet, love the image! Hugs

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  5. Oh I love it Sparkle! That Bella is perfect for the challenge and that paper! I should ink her up again!

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  6. So adorable Sparkle!! Bella looks awesome in her green outfit and the big flower is the perfect addition! Awesome creation! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. This DP is really lovely. And the bella look great- beautiful coloring !

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  8. Fabulous, lovin that paper!! Hugs Cindy

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  9. That is perfect for this challenge! And so sparkly! YEAH! I too love the smell of new paper!!

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  10. Cute! I think this BG paper was a great choice for this card. Love the green prima too! The comment about smelling the paper made me laugh. When my friend (and fellow consultant) get our CTMH orders, she likes to smell the paper and I like to smell the stamps. lol

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  11. You've showed me a Bella that I've never seen before. She's super cute, just like your card.

    Enjoy your day.

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  12. Ah, she's so sweet, Sparkle.. and perfect for the challenge!!

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  13. So cute, Sparkle! Your card is perfect for the challenge.

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  14. Great card Sparkle! Love that Bella, just couldn't convince myself I needed here....I'm sure you recycle or something to make up for it! I don't feel guilty, it's worth it and I think I make up for it in other ways.

    Shanna :)

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  15. Love it...especially the whole "going green" - it's awesome!

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  16. i know what you mean about feeling guilty about this hobby. but at least the recipients of our cards hopefully will keep them for a longer period of time (as compared to those bought in stores). awesome card...such a cute bella!

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  17. Gorgeous card!! Love the papers, so pretty!!
    have a great weekend!!

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  18. awesome card...Bella is too cute...i know i totally love the smell of a new ubblerlicious DP....happy crafting

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  19. Hi Sparkle!!
    omg I love how you used strips of these bg papers altogether! Supah cute! Love your coloring on Ms. Bella too! :)

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  20. Such a nice card! Love the image. TFS. Have a great weekend :)

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  21. Such a fantastic card... it's like that BG paper was made just for that Bella! So pretty! :)

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  22. Love this card Sparkle. It's so great.

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  23. Love the combonation of papers and how you pieced them in strips...can use a lot of scraps that way. Fabulous Green card.

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  24. fantastic card, love the theme, we recycle a lot too so I can craft without guilt! hugs Debx

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  25. Cute, Cute, like the different papers together!!

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  26. WOW SParkle this is beautiul. Your colourwork rocks and i love the layout
    love tasha xx

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  27. lol, the even better smell of new ones - need to restrict my buying! Gorgeous card - the layout and colours are fab

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  28. Simply gorgeous - a beautiful way to go green.

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  29. Ugh! I wasn't going to buy this DP because it didn't scream at me but darn it..now it does..Bad Bad Sparkle! LOL

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  30. John rolls his eyes at me when I say that "Today I'm cleaning the house." Because what that really means is that I start with good intentions with the biggest mess: my craft corner. Then I spend a few hours reorganizing it all and then I sit down and play again until it's a mess once more, hahaha. Great card!!

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  31. LOVE IT! Layering strips like that is one of my favorite techniques... and GREEN is my favorite color, too! Great minds think alike!

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  32. Wow...your card is fabulous Sparkle! I love the splashes of green and the "sparkle" is beautiful!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  33. Really love the colors of it! Looks fabulous!

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  34. Oh what a fun card! I really love your take on the challenge :)

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