April 21, 2012

Love 2 DIY~ Earth Day Edition!

Upcyclers believe EVERY day should be Earth Day~ and we try to practice sustainable lifestyles and craft methods that enforce that. We Love 2 DIY and we know our readers do to~ so this weekend we hope you'll try a project that involves upcycling a common object you might be thinking of tossing away! We've shared lots of project ideas on this blog which you can find in our archives or in our tag cloud. Today we'll share more, as well as a new Giveaway:
A handmade stamp by Terbear Collectibles that says 'Make Everyday Earth Day'! Perfect, right?

Terbear Collectibles Custom Stamp $16.99


But first we want to announce the winner of CHunks Of WOod's Giveaway! Who says number 13 is bad luck? It turned out very lucky for 'AlessandraVeg'! She's the winner of the Upcycled Reclaimed Wooden Earrings from Jason! Congrats, Alessandra~ and thanks again Jason for sponsoring our giveaway!

Don't Forget: Tomorrow is our Awesome 24 Hour Upcyclers Earth Day Sale~ be sure to stop by here for more details from Bee!

So now back to some DIY love! Stamping projects are hugely popular~ Terbear can tell you first hand with thousands of custom stamp sales, in fact they are the #1 seller of custom made rubber stamps according to EtsyWiki! So I was amazed that after we featured her PIF item recently as part of our T.G.I.Free series, she offered to sponsor our team with a giveaway~ talk about Paying It Forward! All you need for stamping projects is something to stamp on and stamps. Simple. Well, there's all kinds of companies out there selling fancy papers to stamp on, but Upcyclers love to find 'scrap' paper, junk mail and all kinds of other odd things to stamp on!

Like Paint Swatches!

& Recycled Cardboard!

On Brown Paper Bags~

and Vintage Newspaper!!

The list of 'throw-aways' you can stamp on goes on and on! So next time you think you have to have some expensive designer papers, think outside the box~ big box craft store, that is! Look around the house for old magazines, envelopes, old books and sheet music. Anything goes!

So now you've got some free paper you can use, you can afford some cool stamps, right? Especially since Terbear is offering an exclusive discount coupon code to our readers! Woohoo! Just use the code: love2upcycle for 10% off your purchase! Here's a peek at Terbear's rubber stamps from her Etsy shop! (Of course, I picked the Recycled Theme ones, lol!)










If you're like me, (addicted 2 stamps) you are so loving these~ and there's thousands more to choose from, not to mention the variations of custom made stamps you can order! But you can try to win the one we're giving away too! It's easy as can be to enter~

First be sure you are a follower of our blog~ But that doesn't count as an entry!

You can enter up to 4 times, but each entry must be left in a SEPARATE comment!
I wrote that really BIG cuz so many don't do that! boo. Also be sure to leave your email in at least one of your entries so we can contact you if you win. We promise not to bug you any other way, unless you sign up for email updates from our blog- hint, hint.

Okay, here's your choices:

1. Check out Terbear Collectibles on Etsy, favorite the shop and tell us here which stamp is your favorite!

2. Become a fan of Terbear Collectibles on Facebook!


3. Follow Terbear on Twitter @terbearco!


4. Pin an item from Terbear's shop on Pinterest!


5. Share this giveaway on Facebook or Tweet about it on Twitter~ we make that easy for you, just use our widgets above or below this article!

So that's it, just be sure to enter before Midnight on Sunday, April 29, 2012! And remember, four entries only, and each one in a separate comment.

Good Luck and Remember: 
Make Everyday Earth Day!






25 comments:

  1. Great post! Can't wait for tomorrow's sale.

    I favorited on Etsy and love this stamp!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/23896170/custom-save-the-earth-recycle-this?ga_search_query=recycle&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5170423

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  2. I favorited the shop on Etsy too.
    And my favorite stamp is this one-http://www.etsy.com/listing/98006469/certified-handmade-rubber-stamp
    My email is bandaheads@google.com
    Melissa Brown

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  3. Yep, everyday is earth day !
    LOVE that :)

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  4. I liked on Facebook. facebook.com/thewoodenbee

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  5. Favourited the shop and my favourite item is the Keep Calm and Recycle on stamp! So sweet!

    contact dot romif at gmail dot com

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  6. I hearted the shop on Etsy

    Etsy Name: sparmeland

    My favorite item is the Custom movie theater ticket stub return address Rubber Stamp

    sparmeland(at)optonline(dot)net

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  7. I like the Dandelion Mounted Rubber Stamp
    iluvpolkapie at gmail dot com

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  8. Absolutely love love love this http://www.etsy.com/listing/98373769/8-lovely-sweet-cupcake-kawaii-paper-gift

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Hi, I already fan of you in FB name dokidokico :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I follow you on twitter bird name dokidokico :)

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I like the Cute Fat Round Chubby Bunny Rabbit Mounted Rubber Stamp because fat bunnies are so cute :D

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  12. The 1880s Turtle doing Handstand Mounted Rubber Stamp is adorable

    Hearted them on Etsy

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Following on Twitter
    serenap95


    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I love the Large Silhouette Kids on Bike!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  15. favorite stamp is the this book belong to...OWL. :) lindsreardon at gmail dot com

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  16. i favourited the shop and hearted this
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52085969/cute-love-birds-kissing-mounted-rubber

    I would love to have a customs "Z" done that is our graphic.

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
    http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

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  17. I like Terbear on FB (JourneysofTheZoo).
    I have been wanting a stamp f.o.r.e.v.e.r, thanks for making this open to Canadians!

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
    http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

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  18. I follow terbear on Twitter (@journeyofthezoo).

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
    http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

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  19. i pinned this!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/71142869083911580/

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
    http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

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  20. I love this stamp:http://www.etsy.com/listing/88779665/butterfly-hand-made-with-love-for-you-by?ga_search_query=LOVE&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5170423

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Liked on FB as Shani Smet

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Following on Twitter as ButterfliesSky

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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