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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Green is Good Blog Hop ~ Let's Celebrate Earth Day!

 Something recycled...something repurposed. Perhaps a milk jug turned into a scoop...or a tin can made into a pencil holder. Maybe your kids planted some trees to help the environment...or maybe you did. There are tons of ways to get greener in everyday life. Today we are showing off our creations to celebrate Earth Day 2013.
 
Factoid...Earth Day is observed on April 22 and was started in the United States in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson to create awareness for the Earth's environment and to encourage conservation efforts. In 1990, Earth Day was taken international, and today, more than 500 million people in 175 countries observe Earth Day.

If you’re just starting here make sure to head over to the beginning with Jessi at My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’. I hear she’s giving away some goodies too!

Here is my Earth Day project...
Love the Earth
 I chose this Earth cut since it represents our cause. We need to take care of where we live and how we treat our planet, so it will be a safe and clean place for future generations.  
The Earth sits on an action wobble and moves (maybe even rotates a little...just doesn't revolve).
Materials:
papers from scrap box (see below)
Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge ~ Heart Earth (p. 39) 3 1/4" and sentiment 1"
red heart buttons
willow green organdy ribbon
Glossy Accents
action wobble
Earth Day Goal...Use these scraps
Another Factoid...FORTY MILLION TONS of paper is discarded each year in the United States. That's a little less than half of the overall paper used in the country each year - the U.S. uses about 85 million tons of paper and paperboard, and recycles about 45 million tons of that. By most standards that is an excellent recycling rate, but it's almost disheartening to know that "only" wasting forty million tons of paper is a good thing.
Blog Candy...
One lucky person will be randomly selected to win a surprise goodie pack. Leave a comment stating whether or not you recycle and what items if you do. Me...I do recycle! Paper, junk mail, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass, and plastic bags. The winner will be announced later this week.
 
Here is the line-up...
Holli - http://Sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/

 Now head on over to Robin to see her Earth Day project.

Stay creative and please recycle!
Georgiana

27 comments:

  1. OMG! That's a lotta scraps! Great card, G and thanks for all the factoids! We recycle all plastics and paper.

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  2. Just the other day my boy asked me if we can start saving cans. He said he will make money and its good for the enviroment. :) Gotta love the earth which we live on!

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  3. Very cute!! Glad to see I'm not the only one that has tons of scraps :)
    Angela
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com

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  4. Love your card!! I used to recycle newspaper and cans when my kids were in school. The only thing I recycle right now is all of the scraps of scrapbook paper I have.

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com
    http://www.whodatscrapper.blogspot.com

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  5. Awesome card Georgiana! I LOVE it!!
    We as a family recycle whatever we possibly can.....our garbage has gone from 2 cans a week to 1/2 can and an overflowing recycling bin. Now if I could only recycle all my scrapbooking scraps....OMG my pile looks like yours :)
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Sunday!

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  6. I love your card!! I wish my scrap bin looked that neat...lol, mine is all scattered about in the under-bed storage container, I do however have pattern paper on one side an cardstock on the other. I have been using mine a lot lately.

    ~Sheena

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  7. Super card!!! We recycle everything we can!!

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  8. I love the glossy accents on the oceans and the world cut in a heart shape! What a great idea! The paper/ribbon coordination is perfect and the heart buttons are a great finishing touch. We recycle aluminum and plastics and take the newspapers/shredding to the humane society. I happen to work for one of the world's largest recylers ~ Sims Metal Management.

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  9. I love your card and the shape you made it in. As for recycling we recycle everything. Our waste management center gave us a list of everything they accept and if it is on that list it goes in a certain container. We own a small business and we bring back all of the packing material so it can be recycled also. I think it is very important for everyone to do their part.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  10. I re-cycle aluminum cans and paper (mail, etc). I read the newspaper on the internet so I'm saving lots of paper that way. I have several scrap boxes under my work table and usable pieces of CS and designer paper go into them for re-use in other projects. I love your world heart. Great job.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  11. Super Cute card!Love the Glossy earth!
    I do recycle!!I recycle coffee cans,for craft supplies storage and for my neighbors as well.I have a bin with scraps so I usually use that for flowers...
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

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  12. This is gorgeous!! I love the glossy earth!! What a fabulous card!! I do recycle - almost everything!! Glass, plastic, cardboard, newspapers, tin, magazines... I reuse jars and cardboard in my craft room, too :) Happy Sunday :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. love it!!! I love to recycle everything. Even have 6 dogs to recycle our left overs!!! Compost and like to re-purpose things.

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  14. Love your heart Earth!! I recycle everything that I can - paper, glass, plastic and I compost. {My office space is in an Ecology Center!} Thank you for following me - I am now following you. It was fun hopping with you! Mary - www.irongatestamps.com

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  15. LOVE your card!! The heart earth is so cute!!! That is a cart I don't have!

    I recycle a TON of plastic, paper, aluminum and cans. Our recycle service does not take glass so I try to re-use what I can.

    I have an in-home daycare and we use a lot of recycle items in our art projects (tp rolls, egg cartons, butter dishes, detergent caps, lids, baby food containers. etc.)! We also re-use a ton of toys that other children have outgrown!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!!

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  16. Yes I recycle and this year the city started curb side pickup so some of us got together at the Retirement trail park and got a large blue recycle bin here in our park. I recycle cans, plastic, paper and cardboard boxes. No glass here so i use what I can to store thing in craft room and kitchen. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  17. Really great card...
    We recycle most everything. We can not recycle glass. I also do not throw scraps of paper and ribbon away for the most part. I try to use every last bit.
    Kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  18. Love those colors! I'm following you via Bloglovin'


    Tara

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  19. Hello Georgiana! I do recycle and we do have a compost bin too. My paper scraps are used until there is very little left and then it goes on the container to make my own paper, which is something I have been wanting to do for quite some time! Thanks for sharing this lovely card!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.

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  20. Thats is one heck of a big stack of scraps, but if you are like me you will not throw any of it away. We are in to recycling big time in Canada.Plastics, papers, bottles, junk mail, newspapers and even tires. Thanks for the chance to win.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  21. How cute. And boy do you have a lot of scrap paper. TFS AJ-

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  22. Great card to love our planet earth. I have been using catalog covers, boxes, mail flyers,& various paper items to create embellishments. It is interest how something punched the image changes to a beautiful butterfly or flower. It is great fun.

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  23. What a cute card! I recycle newspapers and card board!
    bbiswabic2new.rr.com

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  24. I have way to many scraps if I dont use them up soon, I'm gonna have a bonfire and make marshmallows.
    thanks for being in my hop!

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  25. I definately recycle. Paper is the thing most recyled in our household. Where I live our recycle bins are twice the size as our garbage cans. And our yard debre can is even bigger. Then we have smaller bins for glass, oil, etc. I have most of my scraps divided by color in clear single accordian type folders. I say most because I have a few smaller containers that look just like yours that I need to sort into their folders.
    D- dmacrdmaker (AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  26. Georgiana, I just LOVE this card!! Such beautiful papers, the Earth shaped as a heart and the glossy accents...just AWESOME!! I definitely recycle all my scrap papers and we always recycle at home too...gotta love the Earth :0)
    Diana
    daisylovecreations.blogspot.com

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