Showing posts from April, 2013

Recycled Children's Cardboard Books

Thanks for all of your attention on my last blog. Someone requested more pictures of my children's cardboard books.  My first attempt was the train book and certainly not the best, but this second one came out much better.  These books were made for my little boys.  So, they are slightly...abused.  Hehehe...

Enjoy the rest of the pictures and let me know if you have any other questions.  Thanks gain!

I couldn't find much at all for monster trucks in the scrapbooking line back then and had to use my imagination.

EcoScrapbooking eBook Launch Party

Welcome, Hoppers!

I just love blog hops!  Meeting new designers and filling up with great ideas, inspiration and other goodies.  Ecofriendly ideas are my all time favourite and I have many of them to share with you.  Scroll down and see what you find, then check out the links section to hop around to the other blogsters.

Below are images from up-cycling projects.  If you click on the image, it will take you to the tutorial or blog entry where it is featured.  Enjoy the show, download and share the FREEE-Book by clicking anywhere it says, "E-Book". Thanks so much for coming and thank you for keeping the environment in mind.

This first image is of a tag I made for a friend.  It doubles as a magnet by attaching magnet tape to the back.  Because the tag is small, it uses less supplies and these were ALL from left overs.

I always use cool clothing tags in my layouts and other artsy projects, like this one below.

Hard back children's books are excellent for upcycling projects lik…

Pop Cakes

Welcome to another edition of TCOT!
I am into everything.  Absolutely everything!  Cooking is detrimental because of all of the crap they are putting into today's food.  I make a lot of stuff from scratch and try to buy organic fruits, veggies, dairy and meat whenever I can get it and it's affordable.
I've been eyeing up a popcake maker.  It just seemed so easy.  Popcakes are smaller than cupcakes and of course, you can put any fresh, healthy ingredients you want in there.  I use stevia in place of sugar when the recipe calls for a smaller amount.  I also use agave and honey when possible.  White, refined sugar is just toxic!
My new popcake maker is fabulous!  It exceeded all of my expectations and that NEVER happens. Hehehe...  The boys were more than happy to help and of course feast on the lovely treats.  I made a couple of batches with no chocolate and a couple with.  I use those rice pops with dark chocolate on.  They are not sweet and add a neat texture to the cake.

A Lovely Craft Project

A very good day to you!  Thanks for joining The Cherry On Top.  
I love when I can get away from my computer and enjoy some actual scrapping time.  I try to get more involved in small projects lately, because I see when I get into big projects it takes forever for me to finish.  Keeping with my TCOT theme, this project is super cheap and fast.  I finally found some chipboard words at a discount store nearby.  It was a whopping 4 Euros, which I actually thought was kind of expensive, hehehe..., but I just had to have it.  Since I splurged (wink, wink) on this, I had to save on how I was going to decorate it.  I used scraps, old buttons, discount gems and studs from old projects and left over trim.  The flowers are also new and something I never normally buy, but I got them on sale by 2 get 1 free.  Yippy!

Let's get started! Do NOT do what I did here.  Beginner mistake 101!  Major Duh!  I traced on the back of my paper and of course, it came out backwards!  Ugh! Trace on the front …