October 26, 2008

Becoming Green


In October's kit, LOOKING GLASS, we featured the butterfly paper from this Tinkering Ink line. It was such a hit, we now have 2 collection packs (2 each of 6 papers), to give away.

I can certainly tell you that I'm definitely not 100% green, but I do try to do what I can. When I worked as a rep, I used to get lots of small boxes with samples each month. Instead of giving them to the recycling company, which would have been easy to do, I recycled them by giving them to my dad who manages a book store. He reused the boxes to ship books. It was a perfect arrangement: I got rid of my boxes and he didn't have to buy as many. Recycling at it's best!

So, if you'd like a chance to win this prize, post a comment here letting us know what you are doing to become green. We'll draw 2 winners this week.

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Angela W said...

April, is there anymore to this blog?? LOL!

april said...

there will be ;)

TxScrapAddict said...

Can't wait to see how Studio Calico is "Becoming Green"...

danzer53 said...

oh my! im so curious!

mollyvh said...

Does this have anything to do with the elusive letters from November's kit?

Michele H. said...

Intrigued?!

Kristii said...

hmmmm....wondering what is in store!

Jennifer said...

Yeah - so glad more tinkering ink is on the way! I'm making a more conscious effort to recycle where I can - and freecycle what I no longer need. Win win!

SplendorFalls said...

We recycle as much as we can at the house. Family of three and we usually only fill one trash can a week. Mostly though we just try to consume less stuff. You buy less, you have less to throw away. Also try to use as much re-usable 'stuff' that we can. Milk in glass bottles, glass 'tupperware' etc.

sylvie said...

Those papers are awesome!

I love companies that make efforts to go green. I think that manufacturers should do an effort to go green with some of their packaging, which I find sometimes not so green... I do recycle, but scrapbook wise, there is not much I can do right now.

Close To Home said...

*breath catches* I LOVE THOSE PAPERS!!! OOOOHHHHHHHHH I hope I win! LOL! We're trying to conserve our "drawing" and "art" paper...and use ALL of it!

Christie Wildes said...

we have been working on becoming green for a little bit. it's all about what you can do right now.

we use our reusable grocery bags during our weekly trips. i only shop for groceries one day a week - cuts down on waste and gas.

dh now drives our eco-friendly Honda Civic to work everyday instead of the SUV.

my goal is to make a compost box soon!!

fun stuff you are giving away!!

XO
Christie

Mrs Frizz said...

Gorgeous papers ... simply gorgeous.

Coming to grips with using a recycling bin and finding out what can be recycled and what can't.

ConnieC said...

Lucky for me, my city offers curb-side recycling. So a lot of stuff, bottle, cans, magazines can go street side where it's picked up.

Whozz Me???... said...

Currently recycling papers n plastic at work place... also recycling boxes for SB storage...

Liz F said...

I just found your site. Seems cool. To be greenier we recycle everything we can and also try to only buy products in recyclable packaging.

danzer53 said...

i carry a refillable water bottle around so i dont have to buy all those 'recyclable' ones. and those papers are awesome!

Anonymous said...

I am all for the heightened awareness that everyone is moving towards a "greener" lifestyle. Started gradually by creating less waste and trying to recycle what trash I do create. Also like the enviromentally friendly cleaning products.
Looking forward to your November kit. It looks great, as usual.

Lacintha said...

Love the TI :)
We're making a bigger effort to go green...recycling everything possible; we've done away with plastic shopping bags and are trying to consume less...

Judy said...

This is new to me... in more ways than one. October was my first SC kit and I have never heard of going green with scrapbooking. I loved that paper that came with the October kit. This looks like a very interesting line.

Trixie

Angela W said...

We reuse our shopping bags, drive my car instead of dh truck around, recycle cans and papers. I love the butterfly paper, can't wait to see the rest! Thanks for the great giveaway!

dannisdoodles said...

we recycle household plastics and have for quite some time. the newest "project" i am working on is recycling their piles of returned homework papers. i am creating cards, gift wrap & gift card holders out of them and am excited with each new creation that another paper has been given more life instead of being burned or going in the trash.

Anonymous said...

Pretty pretty papers! My husband and I are all about recycling everything we can. We use cloth grocery sacks, we use dishcloths in lieu of paper towels whenever we can, I pack his lunch components in reusable plastic food containers (bulk yogurt, etc.) instead of disposable plastic bags, we buy in bulk whenever we can because bulk packaging tends to be less wasteful, I use only "green" and natural cleaning products and I reuse those big diaper boxes to store clothes my kids grow out of. And as soon as we can, we want to buy a true electric car!

I'm always looking for more ways to be earth-friendly!

Emily, aka onehappymamma

salassara said...

We recycle at home where we can. Many things I'm recycling at my new LO's ;O) But really, in Germany we are all great in waste separation. And I love the envelopes and paperproducts from a German Company named directrecycling. They take old maps from school and so on - and then they recycle the maps into envelopes and note paper eg.

Greetings
Melanie

Jenny B in Indy said...

Gorgeous paper!! Great giveaway!

We ask for paper bags instead of plastic, recycle pretty much anything we can. We use Melecula cleaning products and I only buy refills on liquid soaps, Fabreeze, Downy, etc.

mom2ee said...

we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint too. i use junk mail envelopes to write lists. we make sure that lights are off when not in the room. we don't use tv for "white noise". we cook seasonal fruits and vegetables that we get from the local farmer's market. i am looking for ways to make my scrapbooking greener as that is my "green" nemesis.

Jess said...

gotta love scrappers being green! its the best move for all of us. thanks for the giveaway!

scrapyoga said...

One thing we have started a few months bag to go "gree" is bring our re-usable bags everywhere. They are these great little bags from CHICCO bags that fold into itself so you can pack it in your purse...then when you need another bag, you just "unfold" it out and voila! you have a bag that you can use!! Very Green!!!
Thanks for your great community and site!!!

Geralyn said...

Something I do to be green is recycle at home! Paper especially. And when there are boxes or containers or what not from products, I tend to keep them rather than throw away to use them for something else :)

Brad, Brooke, Abigayle, Rebekah and Indy said...

We have switched to cloth napkins instead of paper or paper towels. We're also using cloth diapers with our tiny new baby & it's great! :)

Dana said...

I'm recycling as much as possible -- 2 bins a week -- and I use a regular coffee cup every day at work, rather than a paper one. Baby steps, but every bit helps, I think.

jeneaevan said...

To be greener, we use our curb side recyling every week and reuse plastic shopping bags when we get them. Fun giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Chelsea said...

i ride the bus to work (when the weather is nice!) and recycle glass, plastic, and junk mail.

playfulmeowz said...

I bring my own shopping bag, use tupperwares when I pack food or order take-aways, use the bath water after bathing my toddler to mop the kitchen floor or wash the bathroom, and recycle cards by cutting them up and using them as embellishments for my scrapbooking.

MandeeM said...

We recycle all the usual at the curbside, take water with me using the kleen kanteen thermos so I don't have to buy bottled water, and I recycle my scraps in the local newspaper bin. Those I just leave on the curb too in a bag. Also, we only use the recycled bags for grocery shopping. If we forget them, yep, have to buy new ones. You don't forget very often if you have to buy a more. We also buy only eco friendly cleaners. I love Starklee and Method (recycle those containers too!)

ArlaMo said...

We live in a place that doesn't recycle. Bummer! We recycled so much when we lived in Minnesota that even with a family of 8, we barely had any garbage each week. Not sure what we're going to do here. We did replace all the lights with "greener" bulbs and I combine all my errands so I'm not driving around as much.

Scrapmaven said...

We recycle as much as we can: bottles, paper, all cartons marked for recycle, etc. I also try to walk as much as possible or use public transportation. We've replace all our bulbs to more energy efficient bulbs, updated our water heater. Fortunately I live in a place that does not require heat or AC for the most part. As far as crafting I try to save all my scraps or interesting junk mail for paper crafts, but I'm still craving all the new stuff on the market. So I try not to look :)

BTW--good for you going GREEN

Sue Bone said...

We recycle as much as we can. Clothes get passed on to others, inclduing school uniforms. Toys get sent to the annual school fete and we try to support local charity shops too.

Sue

therese said...

Love those papers!!! ... we've taken to aggressively recycling everything we can, paper, plastic, cardboard, etc. but the most important thing my husband and I do to become more "green" is leading by example with our four year daughter ... we talk about everything from not throwing garbage on our earth (not so obvious to a four year old when there's litter on the side of the road) to emphasizing how and what we recycle at home. I figure we're making an impact on the "now" and the future.

Bette Costa said...

Great looking paper. We also do curbside recycling and take most of the grocery bags back to a store that recycles them.

sewsimple said...

I have two recycle wheelie bins and they are usually full each fortnight they are collected everything that can be is recycled clothes go to the bins in the supermarket car park.
I have two composting bins that the council were selling at a reduced rate.
My main bin is never full like it used to be 12 months ago.
We also get rid of other stuff by using the local freecycle or if it is too good for that good old e-bay comes into use.
Have even cycled to work this summer a few times when the good old british weather allows you too!!

Gloria said...

I am making really cute flowers out of some of my little girld clothes. I use them as tags and I decorate my pages too. I am not using plastic water bottles either. That was hard for me to give up. I have one big water bottle I refill and I try really hard not to leave it places...So far I havent lost it..Thats pretty good for a girl who always losses the keys...Thanks Gloria

mari said...

gorgeous papers!!

I try to do my recycling:)

Cindy S said...

Those are beautiful papers!

Our biggest effort in recycling is in preventing the use of the item in the first place. For instance, not using bags from stores, but taking our own tote bags to use, everywhere not just the grocery store.

The other thing we do is to buy very little in the form of chemical cleaners. You'd be surprised at what vinegar and water will clean. :)

Gina said...

We wash our windows with vinegar and water, turn off lights when not in use, use rain water for everything, buy local products with minimal packaging, shop with reusable cloth bags and recycle grey water for irrigation. I love hearing of co's doing their bit to go green.. :D

tessa said...

I try to stay green by recycling what I can of my scrapbook scraps and other house stuff

zoe said...

greenness is good (said by my teenager)

Catherine said...

We recycle all we can, have a compost heap in the yard, and use cloth grocery bags, but the smallest and easiest thing to change was that I've stopped taking plastic shopping bags for just one or two small items, just as easy to throw them in my purse.

Melanie said...

We recycle everything our local council will collect; I always print 4 pages on one sheet of paper; I scrapbook with junk mail, packaging cardboard and other random finds; I use every last bit of patterned paper; we have a compost in the garden; we use our car only if we have to...

Szilvi said...

I usually refuse polythene bags in supermarkets and try to save as much energy and water as possible. Oh, and I go home from work by public transport.
And I'll buy green sb products from now. ;)

Rhian said...

Those papers are beautiful.

Kimberly said...

Our family has recently started using fiber shopping bags and not using the plastic anymore. The key is to keep them in the car so you have them when you go shopping.

Also, my scraps are now given to my grandmother's nursing home. The ladies make cards for their families once a week. They love scraps of beautiful paper!

These are just two things that our family is helping to eleviate trash in our landfills.

jerseytjej said...

I am incorporating more existing vintage things in my scrapping to avoid buying the temporary "it" products. Sweden is very recycle oriented and all of our plastic, metal, light bulbs, glass and batteries are sorted at the local stations. It is a way of life, here.

Angelique said...

For short distances I leave our car in the parkinglot and I jump on my bike and cycle. Just to add a little bit more "green" to this world and it's a great work out as well!

Francine said...

I really love this TI line. dh and I do whatever we can, curbside recycling, reusing packaging whenever we can, we use natural cleaning products (vinegar, baking soda, soap nuts), use public transportation and compact fluorescents.

dawn said...

We are big reyclers (is this a word?)in our house. We recycle cardboard, plastic and cans. It was a little hard at first, but now it is just part of the routine. :-)

dawn said...

I meant recyclers!!

ms.cheryl said...

i am a nurse and i have discovered a love for all things altered... i have been saving the pull tabs from iv bottles and the tops from med vials to use on layouts. i have recently begun redoing a discarded lamp shade. there is no end in sight.

lingannon said...

We recycle everything at our house - no paper ma enter the trashcan - into the recycling bin! We also clean out every can, plastic bottle, and glass conatiner so that it will be accepted at the recycling plant. When I taught, we would go to the recycling plant each year and I was amazed at the things they turned away due to cleanliness. Now I am much more conscious of what we recycle. We also turn out all lights in any room we are not using, use green bags at the grocery store, and don't drink bottled water anymore!

Anonymous said...

I love this paper too... and recycling it's great

isabelmustik@free.fr

Beth Higgins said...

I live in Austria and recycling is huge here! Besides recycling anything we can get our hands on, we compost which is such a great asset!

avidreader said...

My favorite thing to recycle is books. First I recycle them to friends and friends of friends to read. Then I either take them to the Budget Book store where they give you store credit for books which then allows you to buy other used books or I use them in scrapbooking projects.
I love using recycled mail products in my scrapbooking as well.

Cilla said...

Go green!!! I do my best to be a little green. I recycle paper, glass etc. and I avoid driving when I can go by bike or foot.

barb in gilbertsville said...

Wonderful way to go green!

Robin said...

I try to use companies that try to be greet - like MAC cosmetics.

Theresa said...

I recycle through my city's recycle program. I'm a teacher and I keep a recycle bin in my classroom.

Laura said...

Our township recently added mixed paper to what is picked up in curbside recycling. I put a recycle bin under my scrap desk and make sure that I now recycle all my paper leftovers. I also have been making a very conscious effort to recycle all the paper that flows into our house -- not just magazines and newspapers. I recycle everything from cereal boxes to school papers to junk mail. :)

Linda E said...

Wow I can scrapbook and be green at the same time. What a concept!

lenore said...

I try to recycle as much as I can - often pulling things out of the garbage after the kids forget and throw recyclable items away. I also love to repurpose the container and packaging that my scrapbooking supplies come in and make little gift containers, reuse the chipboard, etc.

Cass said...

We recycle all our paper, cans and glass. And we will be putting all our food scraps on the worm farm we just bought. :)

Andi said...

I use fabric, reusable grocery bags. I reuse boxes all the time. I recycle all paper, glass, and aluminum products. I donate clothing and household items.

Amy said...

I am a huge supporter of the reusable bag for all kinds of shopping! And they are all so pretty nowadays too! Everyone wins! I do my best to ensure that my eight year old daughter understands the importance of recycling and reducing and reusing....she is the face of tomorrow....we need to teach them to make the difference when they can!

Stephanie said...

I cut up all my old towels to make easy rags and placed them in a basket where I used to keep a roll of paper towels. No more paper towels at our house!

Jennifer Snyder said...

I think the green paper is a great way to lead this paper industry in the right direction...

Vernell said...

Great to see that scrapbook companies are starting to think green. For myself I use reuseable bags for grocery shopping, stopped buying bottled water and both dh and I now have water bottles that we fill at home to take with us to work or on the road. In terms of scrapping I collect chipboard from packages to use, try to use my scraps to make cards, and I have used the plastic packaging from products to make die cut shapes for projects. I am alwasy looking for more ways that I can be green in the wonderful hobby of mine.

fran h said...

I am trying to recycle as much as possible with paper and plastics and also make my children more aware of what they can do to help out.

Karen said...

We recycle all our newspaper, mail, and paper products as well as all our glass and cans. I use recycled paper products as often as I can.

Krista said...

LOVE Tinkering Ink! I love that Studio Calico is bring green to the site. One more reason to love this club!

Ashley C said...

I am always sure to recycle anything that can be recycled. :)

Bibi said...

Sweet giveaway!!!
I'm def. all about going green. I use a refillable water bottle, reusuable grocery bags, energy saver light bulbs, and I reuse all mail pkging. Just trying to do my part.

Deb L said...

beautiful papers! we have 2 garbage cans in our home - one for recyclables and one for the other. fortunately our county gives us 2 big garbage cans for outside to fill, which helps us to recycle as much as possible. we also have cut down our usage of the plastic grocery bags to almost nothing by using the cloth grocery bags. its a fun challenge trying to recycle as much as possible.

Jingle said...

I have actually felt like I need to do even more despite the fact that I have long tried to be environmentally conscious. I bring reusable bags with me to the grocery store, I have recently decided to try to make my own laundry detergent, we recycle as much as we can, and lately I have been really into upcycling! I love reusing everyday "trash" items and turning them into works of art! It's way super fun!!!

stephanie said...

we do all of the usual stuff - bring our bags, recycle everything we can but I still feel like we can do more!

Peter said...

Love the new papers - I ahve always been a big fan of Tinkering Ink.

We try our best to recycle and even have our 5 year old try to help (especially since it is going to effect him more than us). WE try to have him come up with different ideas on how to recyle!

Mandy said...

We are trying to go more green too by using reusable bags when we shop, the kids and i use our junk mail and scrap paper for lists and scrapbooking, we have switched out our old light bulbs, my DD reuses her water bottle and some baggies for school lunch.I am actually making "Stuff" with the kiddies old clothes after they have been handed down and are at the end of the line.Dh views the Sunday paper online now instead of buying it.Dh sold his SUV now he drives a small car. WE're not 10o% green but we are trying to do our part.

kathleen said...

Those papers are lovely!!! Can't wait to see what SC has in store : )
My daughter's art teacher asks all her kids to bring in recyclable items and then they use them in class...like plastic yogurt cups, paper towel rolls, take out containers. It's a great lesson for the kids!! The down side...now my daughter wants to save everything for future projects, lol!

moonlightgrrl said...

my hubby and i have actually made a number of changes to our lifestyle in efforts to become more green. the biggest one is that we've done away with our cars. completely. we take public transportation (or our feet) EVERYWHERE, so it is better for the environment and we get the added benefits of saving money by not having a car payment, gas, or insurance. and we're exercising so much more, so it is helping to get us back in shape too. on top of that one major change, we're also doing the little things like using reusable canvas bags whenever we go grocery shopping, using energy efficient lightbulbs, and saving all of our cans and bottles for recycling. our small apartment complex doesn't have recycling bins (not sure why), but we've been diligent about taking our recyclables to the nearest drop-off on a weekly basis. we use our air conditioner only when it is really necessary and spend a lot of time with our windows open to let in the breeze. we've always been thrift store shoppers, where we've been lucky to find some great deals on some new-to-us furniture and storage solutions.

Kelly said...

I use reusable grocery bags, and I compost tons. I have also been on a no-buying kick.

Ali TS said...

Ever since I bought my Statue of Liberty with a broom 'reduce, reuse, recycle' poster in 1988 I've been into recycling - glass, paper, we now have a 'green bin' which is collected fortnightly and recycled and a composter which helps us to grow our veggies. Old clothes become floor rags and old sheets become painting covers. I also keep all my scrapbooking scraps to use on cards or other LOs - can't bear to throw things awa! :)

Lauren said...

I never use plastic bottles for exercising and if I have one, I keep washing a reusing it. I so love this line and have been waiting for it since it was released at CHA.

Heather Gorhan said...

LOVE THIS LINE!! What do we do?? Well, we do recycle everything we can. One thing I do is never buy water bottles. We purchase the large office water tanks and fill up our sports bottles. What a great giveaway, hope I win :) Pretty Please!!

hgorhan@msn.com

scrapquilt said...

We use cloth shopping bags exclusively. We also have always been major recyclers. The recyclilng people had to bring us an extra bin because we recycle so many things on a regular basis!

Karen said...

i am a recycling fanatic.....you name it, it gets recycled. i also purchase "green" laundry detergent, dish soap and cleaning products. i have switched light bulbs and bought an HE washer and dryer which use less water and electricity and are much more efficient. my thermostats are set for 68 and on my next trip to Lowes i am going to purchase programmable thermostats so that will be even more efficient.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

totally love those papers. Thank you for sharing. I hope I am fortunate enough to see these in real life.

jeanie nieva said...

i bring a coffee mug to work so when i have my daily morning coffee, i don't have to use up any more of the paper cups. thanks for a chance to play. :)

Carrie K said...

Ive started using more re-usable containers instead of disposable and using canvas bags instead of plastic to take to the grocery store.

erin m said...

We do a lot of little things that seem to add up...
my husband drives a hybrid
reusable grocery bags at the store
energy-saving light bulbs at home
recycle, of course.

manon said...

Awesome papers!!
In our city, we have 3 bins to put to the curb:one for regular trash, one for paper, glass, recyclable matters in general, and one for compost. Let's just say that the regular trash is never full and we sometimes skip a week!

nicole said...

what a cool concept...and done so fashionably, might i add. ;-)

random me said...

We recycle newspaper, glass, cans, grocery bags, etc. The big stuff we no longer need or want we take to goodwill or list on free-cycle. It's amazing what people list on free-cycle. One person's trash is always another's treasure.

Carmem Lucia Calvo said...

Gorgeous papers!
I try to save water and energy and I recycle as much as possible.
XOXO

Sheila said...

We recycle everything - we literally have no trash at home. We resell or donate all clothing, buy second-hand when we can. Being green is a lifestyle. I just posted on my blog about recycling product packaging. I can't wait to see what you guys do!

Kimber-Leigh said...

so fun! those papers are gorgeous and it's so fun to know that this industry is looking for ways to be green.

i'm going to actually start using my "green grocery bags" at the grocery store to cut down on the number of plastic bags i take home.

Shay said...

We try to recycle and use totes when we shop whenever possible. We use cloth napkins instead of paper. We are also thinking of putting in a small vegetable and fruit garden as we already have many herbs in a potted "garden" (they are wonderful to cook with!). I am so excited to see the kit and add-ons as a new subscriber!

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Besides recycling our newpaper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal items through our community, I aslo sell some items on ebay and reuse all my boxes when shipping - many of my ebay items are shipped in - you guessed it - studio calico boxes!! We also recently purchased a hybrid vehicle.

Mel said...

We recycle with our community...we've reduced our waste from two trashcans a week to not even one-half of one.

Moments In Time said...

I have give up zip lock bags for food leftovers. I'm now using resuable plastic containers. I was using too much of that plastic and just throwing it away.

Zorina said...

I'm ding a lot of "go-green" changes in our lives noawadays. Here are some:

- we bring our own grocery bags (clothe/canvas type) and not ask for plastic bags
- we stopped using Paper Towels at home and now using more canvas towels/dish clothes we get from my bro who is a nurse
- we recycle all cans, newspaper, plastic containers, etc.etc.
-we're not buying bottled water , and have our own drinking jar with filtered water
-all junk mails/paper are being shredded
-cardboard i get from scrappbook stuff..i recycle them by using them as ATC cards! Cool, huh?

Zorina

lexi said...

made the switch, just this week, to cloth diapers! i am interested to see how it will work out, but committed to doing my small part! love the "green" papers!!

Erin said...

Loving those papers! I'm a pretty green girl. I recycle everything, including all scrap packaging and bits of product. I use my own bags at all stores. I purchase local produce as much as possible. I use only natural beauty and cleaning products. Tight now I'm working on reducing plastic in my home and when I can afford to I will switch to a hybrid vehicle.

Sheila H said...

We've replaced our kitchen table, living room, and outdoor lights with Fluorescent bulbs and they are lasting way longer than the old bulbs. We recycle paper and plastic. We try to buy bulk size products instead of individual packs/bottles to cut down on packaging waste.

tammy g said...

Love how beautiful those papers are! Go green.

mary walmer said...

Becoming Green- has been on my MUST HAVE list since I first laid eyes on it-of course there aren't any stores in my area that would carry anything like that so i have been searching for a good place on-line to get it.
As for my way of being green...I have a small Ebay business selling rubber stamps and stuff so I collect every piece of bubble wrap i can get my hands on-I refuse to actually BUY bubblewrap when there is so much of it thrown away every day-my friends COUCH came completely engulfed in bubble wrap for goodness sake!!
mary

Jennifer said...

We recycle all paper, metal, plastic, cardboard, etc that comes out of our house. We have a big trashcan from our trash hauler that you can throw it all into and it makes it so easy.

Love that paper!!

Harley Dee said...

I LOVE "Becoming Green." I was in love with kraft paper anyway, but printed kraft paper?! Get out! :D

I have been very good about condensing all of my trips into town to about 1 or 2 per week, instead of 4 or 5. And I'm big on reusable shopping bags!

Suz said...

We recycle, take our bags to the stores when we shop, collect rainwater & greywater for garden(we're in drought area), I'm a vintage store buyer & repurposer.... We'd love to have a hybrid car or alternate heating/electricity but but for now we do what we can

stacy said...

we recycle, have 2 big compost bins in our garden, use cloth bags for our grocery shopping...hard to think so early in the morning hehe so i will leave it at that ;)

Rachel said...

Ohh, love those papers! I have been using "green" cleaning products for a few years now. For the planet but especially for my kids!

HL0517 said...

I share my scraps with friends that way they can use the papers too. Sometimes I'll use the packaging as background too

maryb said...

I'm trying to get away from using plastic at the stores. They take almost 30 years to break down. I can't stand that. And there are plenty of uses for brown bags. ( they make great wrapping paper). I also like to support companies that are doing "green" things. I can't change the world by myself, but I can do mypart. Thanks for the giveaway. I love their papers.

Lisa J. said...

The main thing I have done is purchase those reusable grocery bags to reduce the use of plastic ones!! One small step!

Anonymous said...

We recycle the usual - plastics, tin, aluminum, newspapers, bottles. We also recycle boxes (i.e. cardboard) and shred paper to be recycled. I use paperbags at the grocers so that I can reuse them for our recycling sorters. It's not much but we are making an effort.

Janie R
Moorhead, MN

ValerieB said...

We have curbside recycling so we do that. Reuse boxes all the time (over and over - they get sent back and forth during online scrapbook swaps!!). We have a large compost bin in our backyard. We use those new "green" lightbulbs.

I love the new green papers by Tinkering Ink (love their pp anyway but even cooler since they are "green") :)

Sandie Da Silva said...

We are great at recycling in my hometown . We have a blue bin for recycling , a green bin for garden waste and a composter! All provided by the local council free of charge! I also really try hard to eat British to save on air miles. But the same doesn't apply to my scrapbooking. Studio Calico is by far the best!

gladiator007 said...

Instead of recycling all my magazines and catalogs, I give them to my sister in law for her class to do projects or I give them to my daughter's preschool class to cut out pictures for their projects.

Diane B. said...

i've taught my son the importance of recycling by collecting plastic bottles, aluminum cans and glass bottles. we take them together to the recylcling center and he gets to keep the redemption money as a reward for his efforts.

april_sp1 said...

I refuse bags at the checkouts, or I bring my own if I know I will be getting a lot. I also carry a refillable water bottle around. I work at a used bookstore and the company is changing the way they do a lot of things to become more green. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway, love those papers!

:)

GiGi said...

Love that companies are starting to go more green and love that alot of the companies are offering packaging that can be reused too.
We are trying to do out part to go a little bit more green each day too. We bought cloth bags to use at the store. We try to group all necessary trips into one trip to save on gas. I reuse envelopes and packaging all the time for scrapbooking and other creative endeavors. I pack my husband's lunch in reusable containers. We save boxes to ship things in or to be used for gift boxes. We repurpose used items or buy vintage to reuse what is already here instead of creating more. Wow. I could probably go on and on. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

Ann Hedvig said...

We sort out plastic and paper, I even do it in my scraproom.

And of course we return bottles and glass :o)

Anonymous said...

We re-use shopping bags & I have a huge bundle of aluminum cans to take to the recycling station. Accept/pass on hand-me-down clothes. Give my daughter my scrapping leftovers :).

Rae S.

Jenny said...

I recycle every possible element of waste that is recyclable. Recycling is very important to me. Also, we drink TAP water. Yes, that's right.

Angela L. said...

There's so much that I should be doing to be more "green" but as a start we also combine our errands so that it's just one trip to town instead of many. We buy in bulk for two reasons, less packaging and the fact that we don't get the plastic grocery bags at Sams. If we do go somewhere that we get the plastic bags, we reuse them all as trash liners. Have stopped getting the newspaper although, can view anything I need online anyways. Stopped all magazine subs but if I do get a magazine, I pass it along, same with scrapbook scraps. Instead of buying bottled water all the time, we now purchase one 24 count pack (our water is awful here) but we reuse the bottles all month and sometimes more (just wash them out each time). Awesome giveaway, thanks!

naomi_m said...

We recycle and compost as much as we can. Don't use carrier bags unless we have too. Can't wait to see how SC is going green.

Angela Fehr said...

I try to buy more whole foods rather than the processed, packaged stuff. We try to drive less, recycle more and try to buy handmade rather than "made in China".

Muriel said...

I am using the green cleaning products and buying organic when I can.

Melanie said...

We recycle as much as we can, including food packaging. We have two big green recycling bins that are full every week.

Chaos & Happiness said...

Wish I could post a photo to show ya, but besides collecting all of our aluminum cans, plastic grocery bags, recycling cardboard boxes every week and turning them into recycling plants here, I have taken up glass jars. I wash them, clean off the labels, spray paint the lids and use them for embellishment storage.

nichole said...

we just signed up for recycling... and our neighbors are helping us fill it up!

Melissa said...

Our family thought it was important to start becoming less wasteful and more green conscious a while ago. I actually am in the midst of a mini album on our venture to "becoming green" this past year! All of the items used in the album are made by reusing items such as cardboard, rope handles from shopping bags, and packaging as well.

Anonymous said...

My family and I recycle in lots of ways. One of the simple things that we do is give our empty boxes and containers to our Kindy for the kiddies to use in their activities.
Cheers
Anna D

Sharie said...

Love this paper line! Our city offers recycling at the curb with our weekly garbage collection and we take full advantage of it - paper, plastic, junk mail, and boxes all go into one container. There is also a local charitable organization that will come to our home to pick up our donations of unwanted items. It feels good to involve our children in doing our part to help protect the world we live in.

Anonymous said...

I try to recycle as much as I can... but I know I am not the best at it. We recycle plastic, and pop bottles, and boxes. I reuse any plastic or paper bags from stores that I can, and I have those green bags I try to use as often as possible. It is rare now-a-days for me to come home with store bags (I even use them at the mall!). My eyes were really opened to reusing bags on my european trip this past April. I was surprised by stores charging for plastic bags - but I think it makes sense and they should do it here as well.

We even try to recycle as much as possible at work. We rinse out any plastic pop bottles, and since I work at a pharmacy... we go through at least two huge garbage bags of plastic drug bottles a week. We also break down and try to reuse any cardboard boxes we get. (esp since we are moving the whole pharmacy tomorrow!)

alissa_palm

tammyb. said...

We recycle everything after our children came home from school one day last year and asked us why we didn't...we relized we were just being lazy! It's amazing how much trash you don't have when you recylce!!!

Anonymous said...

I love these reveal giveaways!!! I love those papers and I am so excited what the SC gals have up there sleeves tonight!
Stephanie P

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

We recyle glass, metals, plastics, papers... we reuse, repurpose items (my ribbon and button stash are in food jars), we try to avoid buying things in plastic, composting is important, car pooling when we can, public transport when we can, bring reusable bags to the market, support our local growers and go for "vintage" verses new. We also pass along our kids clothing and toys once they have out grown them. My favorite is savaging furniture and found objects and creating art and beauty out of them.

Jenny said...

We traded in our gas guzzling SUV for a hybrid, bring our own water to work (so we don't buy water bottles) and we use canvas bags at the grocery stores instead of using the plastic bags :)

Jenn said...

I have changed almost all of my lights at home to the compact florescent lightbulbs. I also recycle any and everything that you possibly can! I also try to pass the recycle word on to everyone I know. Love that paper!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

becoming green...well we parked the SUV and bought a new car to save on gas. I have been using my cardboard boxes on layouts. We bought those canvas bags to use at the grocery store. Dh carpools so we save on gas that way too. I'm sure they are more but those are on the top of the pile.

Leslie said...

Buying more organic and recycling especially at work where we accumulate a lot of paper documents.

Rachel Anderson said...

I recycle paper, metal, and plastics (water bottles, etc) and use organic, non toxic, "green" cleaning supplies (they smell better than the regular, chemical-y kind too!)!

Kim said...

That TI is wonderful! I use reusable bags for groceries, and my girls get all my scrap papers! Does that count, lol.

Katherine said...

Well, our "green" thing is kind of silly but...
we use the strings from our tea bags for kitchen twine! If you are careful it really works great!

Sasha said...

We too recycle every product we can, and I donate all the clothes, and household products we are done with. I'm also going to seal the windows to try to use less energy this winter. I'm also bringing a reuseable shopping bag with me, and I'd love to get a refillable water bottle. Great ideas ladies! and fab giveaway SC!

Anonymous said...

I always get paper bags insead of plastic and try to use less plastic bags at home! thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

Lyn said...

My husband would be proud to say that we keep our house at a ridiculously low temp. in the winter and walk around in head-to-toe sweats so that we don't have to burn through as much propane. :) And we invest in good blankets!

Holly said...

We get reusable shopping bags at whole foods and stop and shop. Neither one of us (me or DH) drive to work, we both take public transportation. Our Co-Op requires us to recycle pretty much everything. We are on our way to being green, just not 100% there yet.

Lynette C said...

We use both side of paper. We sort and recycle. We try to buy "green" product. And I loev it that Studio Calico is going green.

DavenHeather said...

We are a chemical free cleaning household and we recycle. I think the biggest part of being green is being aware.. to not waste and to reuse things in creative ways. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to go "green"

Jiggy Jen said...

Becoming green??? How amazing is that....What a wonderful line you have!!!!! Can't wait to see what is in store for the future!!!

ahardy said...

the Tinkering Ink papers are lovely.
Yay that they're part of an SC RAK!

Je said...

It's really easy to be green when living in Colorado, everyone is super conscious. I use my own water bottle now, ride my bike to school and buy as little as I can. :)
I hope I can do more, though.

Anonymous said...

We've been recycling paper, plastic, glass for awhile now...PattyP

Coley said...

Ditching the car and getting on the bikes for short journeys, switching off all the on standby gadgets in the house and oh yeahm recycling scrapbook paper by means of giving it to friends to shar a little green love!!!

Sophie P. Waquet said...

well, i try to be a green girl because it is part of my philosophy.
i sort my garbage, i eat organic food as much as possible, i use public transportation as much as possible, i try to use the less energy i can, i try to freecycle what i don't need anymore. i use green products for the house (washing powder for example) and organic or mineral make-up. and i use only cruelty-free products. i use washable diapers for my baby. and i try to explain to my friends that becoming green is better for everything : for the planet, for your health, for your money too !
i'm very happy that studio calico is making efforts to become green ! :o)

Tracey said...

Great papers!! We do our best around here with recycling and composting, using low efficiency light bulbs, turning off lights not is use, etc. etc.

Ami said...

Lovely papers!!!!
Love the new kits!

Linh Chin-Lai said...

We've been using reusable grocery bags; we recycle paper and plastic; we buy laundry and dishwashing detergents in the big containers and just refill the little dispensers.

KariAnnS said...

I actually work in a Green building. It's the only privately owned LEED certified building in the state. We do everything green here.

Heidi Y said...

We do alot more recycling and try to watch the packaging coming in. Great line!!

tara pollard pakosta said...

We recycle pretty much everything. Our recycle bins (we have two) are way more full than our garbage can.
We use washable water bottles and just refill them instead of buying and buying more and more bottles.
I try to limit the bags I use when shopping at walmart, when they pack 2 things in a bag, i ask them to put more into it. i am needing to just buy the canvas bags and make that juMP!
tara

Megan A. said...

we recycle as much as we can, try to reuse things and THEN recycle them, I freecycle, and i try to save electricity

*jeny* said...

We now recycle glass, plastic and paper (thankful our city got on board!!) I also keep a large collection of resuable bags in the truck. We use them for all shopping trips, not just the grocery store. :)

Amber said...

We have started using green cleaning products and recycle everything we possible can. I also give my old magazines to the Doctors office. Love those papers!

Nicole said...

Love those papers. We have curbside recycling also so we do that and also instead of buying bottled water I use a refillable bottle that I carry with me everywhere, especially at work.

Diana Symonds said...

We recycle everything that we can. I am making all our halloween costumes from recycled clothes. I alter them with paint, fabric, sewing etc. I told my 3 kids that we could not buy premade costumes thatfall apart and end up in the trash.
I hope I win the great papers.

Victoria said...

I love to recycle glass jars and sturdy cans. I make gifts with the glass jars and cute pencil holders with the cans.

We also repurpose plastic grocery bags as much as possible.

Thank you for the chance to win!!

Mary said...

I save practically everything I can that is worthy of putting into a greeting card creation or is safe for scrapbooking. Like clothing tags. I also go to Wallpaper stores and ask for any sample books they are going to throw out. I use the wallpaper books for making cards. The most recent item I made was a flower. I layer doilies-wallpaper circles-a circle cut from a page out of an old book, Then glue a glittered button in the center. Td Da! It's a beautiful flower for a card. Wallpaper is prob too acid for scrapbooks. So I just make cards with it.

ToneF said...

We try to be as green as possible, I keep small jars and put self-made jam in them, I keep cardboard to make small albums and canvases. And we also make as much as possible the food form basic with good - prefarably ecological - ingredients, and we avois taking many pastic bags when shopping ;)

Love this give-away :o)

Jen Alfieri said...

I give my preschooler my scraps so she can "craft" and we are not using up more paper!
That paper is really cute!

northcarmen said...

We take bottles and cans, paper, cardboard, glass jars and (occasionally) tin cans to the recycling depots, turn our thermostat down, and use re-usable bags for grocery shopping (and/or bring back the plastic ones we use). I like these papers! :)

Carmen.

jill scripps said...

we have a compost pile...and we only use cloth napkins and we use rags instead of paper towels! :)

Miriam said...

I definitely try to be as green as I can ;) I only use Enjo house cleaning products which only use special cloths with water and there is no need for chemicals etc. I also only buy certified organic skin & body products and I recycle bags and boxes too.

Danielle said...

I use simply green cleaning products and recycle a ton! I love how much space it adds to the garbage can! And I love teaching my daughter about reusing too!

Katarina Florance said...

I use paper/vinyl bags for grocery shopping. And I'm a vegetarian.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

The kids are getting old enough that they getting into recycling. After we get our basement built we are adding a "recycling" center.

susan j said...

We recycle milk containers, cans,cardboard in our house and also have low energy light bulbs.

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

I've been trying to recycle containers to put my SB supplies in, and nothing hits the garbage before I've had a chance to see if I can use it on a page. I'm loving those awesome papers!

Life Made Creations said...

Only the resuable grocery bags for us--less bags to carry, less trips from the car, easier to handle, and less trash for Mother Earth--everyone wins! Loving these papers.

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i usually keep packages of embelishment to use on my pages :D

Tabitha K said...

Those PP are amazing!

We've switched to reusable grocery bags (found cute handmade ones), bought energy efficient appliances for our home, and started using safer cleaning products and laundry soap. Every little bit helps :)

Bree said...

Hoping to win in the giveaway!!

Jennifer said...

We have switched to reusable grocery bags...of course, now I have to make sure I remember to take them with me! I'm also recycling paper that we print thing on...if we only print on half the page, I cut off the other half to use as scratch paper, etc.

Gina said...

I've very into reusing my packaging and every little scrap from my scrapping goodies...the more I can use the less that ends up in a land fill!!!

KBu said...

Hi! New to this site and it looks like I'll be coming back. Love the ideas and designs.

ChristinaE said...

I would love to win this. I have to say how much I love your kits too!

alisa logue said...

Oh yay! Pick me please. What lovely stuff! -Alisa

Carol said...

great giveaway!

i recycle everything! and at work we use corn-made cups and utensils.

Rachel Carlson said...

this is fantastic! go green and go happy! hugs, rachel

cindy b. said...

If you ask my Dad he would say I do to much. I recycle everything and only throw out excess food. which is rare because I make exactly what we will eat for that meal. I have even changed all the light bulbs to the energy wise ones. And we limit our gas intake. If we can get there by walking, we do. We also bring our own bags when we shop at any place. And we by all energy star electronics. In the end all that I and my family do is good for us and mother earth. Thanks;)

Sam Fenton said...

We are serious recyclers and only throw stuff in the regular rubbish bin if we really, really have to!

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