Monday, April 22, 2013

The Kindness Club

This week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge on SplitcoastStampers is honoring a very special teacher named Barb Bratvold.  Mrs. Bratvold started a special club in 1995 called "The Kindness Club".  The boys and girls in the club learn about the "Golden Rule" and being kind to others.  Part of that learning is making and sending cards to people who are ill or need cheering up.

The Teapotters are going to surprise Mrs. Bratvold with some cards of her own.  We were challenged to bring thank yous, apples, school bells or other school themed cards.

Here's my card for Mrs. Bratvold:

If you'd like to send Mrs. Bratvold a card, you can find the challenge information HERE.

Cut file - The Cutting Café
Stamps - Stampin'Up Bugs & Kisses (retired); Papertrey Ink Teacher's Apple
Cardstock - Stampin'Up; Papertrey; Neenah
Ink - Top Boss; Versafine
Other - White embossing powder; Papertrey Banner die; scalloped circle punch
Ribbon - May Arts Large leaves

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May Arts Earth Day Blog Hop & Giveaway


Happy Earth Day!  The May Arts Ribbon Lady has challenged a few of the  Ribbonistas to get creative and find ways to use ribbon in re-cycle and re-use projects. 

Of course, you know the Ribbon Lady loves to give away ribbon, so there's a prize for hopping along with us as we share some crafty re-use/re-cycle ideas with you. 

If you arrived here from DeeDee's blog, you're in the right place.

I went through my laundry room closet and came up with a variety of olive, pickle and I think what may be a salsa jar.  The lids are long gone.

Then I hit the bathroom and scavenged a toilet paper roll.  I cut the cardboard tube in half and got to work...

 I challenged myself to use only the ribbons in my scrap bag plus one natural neutral and only the scraps in my drawer left over from other projects.  No new materials.

I added a bunch of flowers from the local grocery store and here's what I came up with.....

Pretty cute, huh?  I think these will be our table setting for all the patriotic holidays this summer.  Of course, we'll need to use some more toilet paper first.  ;-)  I bought a stash of red and blue bandanas to use as napkins about 12 years ago.  They're still perfect.  Just wash, press and re-use. 

 Ok....want to know what's up for grabs for commenting and hopping?  Check this out!

Make that 4 ROLLS of some of May Arts Ribbon most popular naturals.  Now it's time to check out the rest of team creations.  I know I can't wait!

Lalo IK 
Jenifer Cowles 
Emily Lanham 
DeeDee Catron 
Charlene Driggs -that's me 
Leah Farrar-White 
Gini Williams Cagle







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