Friday, July 25, 2008

Do you Ring-member those days?




WHAT MY FRIENDS ON HGTV BOARD SAY:

The red one from Coca-cola can



maryanns66: What an adorable die you found and such memories attached to that style of phone! I, too remember the operator and party lines. Lots of juicy gossip back in those days! LOL

Thursday, July 24, 2008

VW Coca Cola Beijing Olympic Can


Collectible VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE made of Coca Cola Beijing Olympic Can

Sunday, July 20, 2008

R E C Y C L Y N

Pepsi To Start "Have We Met Before?" Campaign
To Promote Recycling
Pepsi's announces Aluminum Recycling Campaign 'Have We Met Before?' to remind consumers that they can Go Green and make a difference by recycling their aluminum cans. More than seven billion Pepsi and Diet Pepsi cans will feature recycling messages such as:
Recycling could save 95% of the energy used to make this can.
On average, aluminum cans produced in the United States contain 40-50 recycled content.
The average person has the opportunity to recycle 25,000 cans in a lifetime.
Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
Recycle this can and save enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

RECYCLED 7UP CAN- THE PERFECT PARROT


I open a soda can with a scissors, add a foam at the back and carefully place it on a foam. Use a Die cutter machine to blend the borders of the can over the foam and at the same time, cut it. and walaaaa!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pig & Spiderman Made of recycled can... is so funny




Looks like if the Pig ate Spiderman. The can is from Saint Croix Island... Dr. Pepper. I gave it to my son. Is rare and collectible one.


As NJT tomboy said: "Spider pig, spider pig,. Does whatever a spider pig does.." LOL the words of Homer Simpson in The Simpson's Movie.31 second Spider Pig Song - it's hilarious!



We also have the Spider bear...

Monday, July 7, 2008

VW VOLSWAGUEN BUG MAGNET OR KEY CHAIN FROM SODA CAN




SNAPEOPHILE IS ONE CUSTOMER FROM THE ETSY STORE... JUST LOVES VW AND THIS IS HER CONMENT ABOUT OUR CANCRAFTS BUG.



Truly unique and waaay cool item.
A fast, friendly, quickly-shipped
transaction. If you have a VW person in your life, you've gotta pick a few of these up. I'm going
to use them as Christmas ornaments! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

WHISH TO SHARE THIS TUTORIAL: FROM WISE ARTS

FIRST: WILL SHARE THE LETTER RACHEL WROTE ME AND THE PERMITION SHE GAVE ME.
Recycled Tin-Covered Book Tutorial

Hi Yvonne!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I looked at your blog and etsy store, and you have some great recycled art! So cute! I'm glad you enjoyed my Recycled Tin-Covered Book post, feel free to share! I hope you will make a book too. I would love to see your results. You make so many neat things that could be added on to a book cover...

Wishing you success and happiness with your crafts!
- Rachele Wise

http://wisearts.com/2008/06/03/recycled-tin-covered-book-tutorial/


FOR SURE, YOU WILL LOVE IT!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

CANCRAFTS STORE

Friday, May 30, 2008

Brand new!










Winnie the pooh from Cancrafts too!









Thanks for your support and nice comments !!! come back soon!














Comments from HGTV members:


I ask them to give me a name for this kind of insects and this is what they said:


This one is from JOY


Love them, great job, so cute!Maybe you call them something like: Buzzing with news or all the buzz magnets or BEE-Hold your special notes holder. Last one:Bee-magnet-icent note holder????Okay, now the last try, Snug as a Bug magnet holder.Joy


From Mugsy:


I LOVE them...what neat card embellies !do you back both the wings and the body with foam? or just the wings.....another thing to experiment with.....thanks for the idea !
MUGSY >>"<<














From Marianns66:


Yvonne, these are my new favorites! Love them, and they look fabulous on both sides, too! You continue to amaze me with your creative ideas and designs. TFS!!



From Michele (Lucky 203)


They would be very pretty in a garden attached to a dowel. Michele



From D.J. (Kraftylady23 )



These are really neat, great idea. I finally cut some butterflies out yesterday and was so excited that it worked. Thanks to all for the instructions on how to do this. I will post a picture later. I got an idea and then if it works I will post it.DJ.
D.J. Creations


From Debi O':


These are quite lovely for bugs...hehehe....I think they are lovely---such a cute idea. thanks for sharing.as always, Debi O'
Crafting does the heart good.


From Donna 44: Very cute!! ..What if you called them ''Buggy buddies '' frigdie notes....and add a post it notes to them.


From lFCMamoAZ:


"Notes that Bug You""Don't Bug-Me's""Notes that Beetle My Brow""Bug-Me-Nots"I especially like your use of the small-print wording on the heads, very effective stripes. You are a real pro at this as we can attest.


shawneegal:


Such pretty bugs-- I wouldn't mind finding some of them in my house.


Jennissw
Really lovely. They would be great on cards and scrap books.
Jennissw
































Saturday, May 17, 2008

DIRECT FROM THE KITCHEN







VEGGIES AND TOMATOES CANS... HERE WE GO AGAIN!


VEGGIES AND TOMATOES CANS... HERE WE GO AGAIN! Is like a fever, once you start, you can't stop!!!! The white ones are from the inside part of some cans, already that color...

Friday, May 9, 2008

As Seen is Carol Duval's Show





Check this links and will see some crafts from Yvonne Hernandez, presented at her show:

Shoebox: Wedding Invitations & Gift Bags
Shown on: Carol Duvall Show CDS-1545
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_artists/article/0,,HGTV_3228_2310608,00.html

Shoebox: Party Time
Shown on: Carol Duvall Show CDS-1838
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_occasions/article/0,,HGTV_3268_4095662,00.html


Shoebox: Glove Dolls, Bar Soap Crafts
Shown on: Carol Duvall Show CDS-1414 Advertisement
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,,HGTV_3352_1820443,00.html


Thanks
Yvonne

Saturday, April 12, 2008

From Patti

I have always recycled because it was a way i could make something different than what anyone else had and i have always liked different stuff. I started decorating my house from yard sale stuff and auctions, over 30yrs ago, and it was such a nice feeling to know that i done something that everyone else wanted to know where i got it at and they wanted one like it. Oh its a lot easier to go to the stores and buy something but you dont get the joy out of it like you do when you come up with a new ideal or get a bargain somewhere, i guess you can say i am addicted to that feeling lol and we all know how that feeling is Just love being different. Patti

From Portia1972

That is a lovely cross. I am amazed that something so nice can come from a can. I recycle because our local landfill has closed and items must go a long way to be dsposed of, causing extra pollution. It is also easy, here. We get money back on deposit items and payment for glass and aluminum, even without deposit.For crafting, I recycle because there are beautiful papers and other things that I could not get, otherwise. I started recycling for crafts when I kept the "No, thank you" letters from possible employers in my job hunting to pulp for paper making. It worked well and it gave me emotional satisfaction to pulp these letters.
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Clueless1


I recycle to keep things from ending up in the landfill,to keep them from being burned,and to save money. I take a load to the recycle center once a year.We keep it in the barn untill the weather is nice and usually end up with a truck load or 3.

From Ginny









I am so surprised that where we are now they don't recycle. I just don't understand why. I do my part by saving any soda cans and make pins out of them, break down cereal boxes and use the cardboard. When we are back up north, we recycle everything. I think it should be a federal law to recycle by paper, glass and tin. Ginny

From Jacky


I too recycle.It really does make you feel good to think you are doing your part to leave a cleaner, healthier planet for your future generations. I also love to make orignals, makes you feel good when someone appreciates your work. I have never seen more beautiful work then what you do with the cans Ennvoy, it is just remarkable. I feel so bad on our trash day when so few put out recycle bins. I too think it needs better enforcement. Breaks my heart when I see all the trash thrown out along the roads. I can never understand people doing that. Who do they think will pick it up "The trash fairy". Well enough of my venting just a very sore spot for me. LOVE YOUR work Ennvoy and thank you for sharing it.
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Grant me patience to deal with my blessings

From Carol W

Yvonne, I have been so busy I havent had a chance to check out the boards in awhile and imagine my surprise when I saw your post.You are a sweet and generous person. You definatley have permission as does anyone else.I absolutely love alot of the recycle crafts and have made the paper beads out of magazines and paper and I use old picture frames as jewelry holders. I also will take old jewelry and recycle that into newer styles.I unfortunatley dont recycle other household products as much as I use to. When we were in Ky and Mi they had really good recycle systems that we took advantage of which made us feel really good about what we were and what we were not throwing into the dump. I have to say Lexington Ky had the best recylcing system I have scene. It made it easy and was little effort to do.Where we live now in Il is not the most recycle friendly. They do not have any pick up system and no drop off locations anywhere near. The girls at work started up a plastic bin that one of them take in but other that that I just dont have the space or time or energy to save and transport to the nearest faculity.
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Pony and Carolina say:

Congratulations, ladies!! Yvonne, I just love your work and enthusiasm.- Carolina

Yvonne, loved your blog!-Pony600

fireweed/Far North and Hjvagar work and comments!

fireweed/Far North say on HGTV board:


Big congrats to the winners! Wow what beautiful re-cycling work on your blog! Like the others I too started out recycling due to financial need and remain dedicated to doing what I can to help keep our earth green. However with all our recent price increases more of us might return to doing it out of need. I recently worked on recycling a can for use on a card. I embossed the tin with the cuttlebug and colored it with sharpie markers and used red liner tape to attach it. It is a fast project.

Hjvagar's comment about teaching our children reminded me of my father. He was a very hard working man who was a mechanic all of life and spent many years responsible for maintaining a large lot of batteries to keep heavy equipment going. When the batteries were deemed no longer useable he was permitted to remove a silver disks from them. He saved that silver for years and when his 50th wedding anniversary arrived he sold that silver so he could buy my mother a new diamond ring. Since Mom had always managed all the money he truly wanted to surprise her and for her to once not know much he spent. So recycling can entail some beautiful love stories and be a financial valuable endeavor too!- fireweed/Far North
Hjgvar say on HGTV BOARD:
Thank you so much for choosing mine! I am so honored. I have loved your crafts for a long time and am amazed by your creativity! You certainly have my permission to use my poem and I have sent along my name and address! Thank you again. By the way - I went to your blog and loved that purse! Is there a bigger picture of it somewhere? Thanks again!
Wanted to add in about recycling:I recycle whenever I get the chance. I have been doing it for years - way before it was even called recycling lol. Back then it was 'garbage picking' but for all the teasing I took, everyone still loved getting the gifts made from it! I have neighbors that beg me for my 'newspaper cakes', my plastic containters that are repainted and repurposed, the beautiful decorations I made from Arizona Iced tea cans for my pop top belt for my 11 year old (that one was courtesy of Ennovy's ideas of using cans in my Sizzix), I could go on and on but I think when you have children and grandchildren, you need to recycle. They need a cleaner place to live and taking things out of the landfills helps to give it to them. It also teaches them to do it too!- Hjvgar

Saturday, April 5, 2008

ABOUT RECYCLING!!!! WHAT OTHERS SAY:


I recycle because it helps keep our good earth clean. It cuts down on burning emissions and keeps non-biodegradable items out of our landfills.
MGT

What a beautiful Cross. I have recycled for years, Not just because it helps the environment. But I started because as a single mom I was on very limited income and recycleing was a way for me to craft. Way back when you used an empty tuna can and some fabric and sand and cotton and made pin cushion chairs. Soda cans were cut up and designs cut out with sizzors for ornaments. cutting up the meat trays for christmas ornaments, using newspaper and old magazines and making paper chains for the tree. I used the cans from our vegetables and baked bread for gifts in them. and gallon bleach bottles made piggy banks, totes, easter baskets, newspapers to make paper mache. All items that were of no or little cost. I could go on and on. Crafts have been my relaxation and sometimes saves my sanity. So even tho I know it is good for the environment It is a part of who and what I am. Years ago I just didnt know what a good thing I was doing. LOL
craftydebs58

Thursday, April 3, 2008

CANCRAFTS CONTES WINNER...


THERE IS NOT A WINNER... ARE 3 AND THEY ARE: hjvagar, AmzdByHsGrace and Carol W, because I will use all yours ideas...if you give me permition. Each of them will get one cross. Congratulations!

SEND YOUR NAME AND ADRESS TO:


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Next Saturday with Troop 685 of Boys Couts


Is going to be a greate honor to be with this kids. The Scoutmaster Luis Rivera and the Assistant Scoutmaster Silvia Dávila, are helding this acctivity. Is not open for everybody, but will open more doors. Pictures will be available later.
This is the frame we are going to do.

News!!!!!
Update pictures will be available very soon!!!! it was a hit!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

CAN-DER INSTEAD OF KIN-DER PINS


SMALL BUT ADORABLE!

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hand made from 7up.

Simple, delicate and sweet.
The name is : 7 up Swirl Ball
from soda can.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

3-D FRAME-INSPIRE IN MY GRAND SON, "DANEL"


HE IS TOO SMALL RIGHT NOW,

BUT WAS INSPIRE ON HIM.


WOOD FRAME


MY LITTLE BOY


(THINKING ON MY GRAND SON DANEL)


FROM DIFFERENT KINDS OF SODA POP CAN


UNIQUE, DETAILED, TOOK MORE TIME TO DO THAN OTHERS... HAND CRAFTED


What others say:
AWWWWWWWWWWWWW Yvonne thats wonderful!!! I love it.So detailed.You should be very proud of that one .I'm impressed!! -Donna

Yvonne....you know what I'm going to say...I LOVE IT !!!! I's great. There are several on these boards who must not sleep at night and you are one of them!!!
-JEAN (GRANNY)
This is really nice in honor of your grandson. I like seeing your crafts made of cans. They are very nice and different.- ICU2

MINNIE AND MICKEY (MY WAY) FROM COKE CAN



My friend's daughter have an oral report from Florida (State) she wants to give an item to her class that remember something about that place. She chosse disney because is the place she whent and know. I did this items from Coke Cans. Simple and low cost. What do you think?
Maryann66 comment:

What a wonderful gift and appropriate, too. Mickey and Minnie are kind of the King and Queen of Disney. DH and I still love'em at our house

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

MORE POEM FOR THE CROSS CONTEST



Drink in the beauty of the cross
The place where Jesus died.Drink in the beauty of the cross
Let His spirit rest insideYour heart.
Let it be fullOf His wonderful grace
Let the cross be your focuslet faith shine on your face.
The beauty of the crosshas lasted through the years.
I look at it with wonderAnd shed some happy tears.
I drink in the beauty of the cross
Because I know He loves meHe died on that cross
so all could seeDrink in the beauty of the cross
Because it's a symbol of His love
The everlasting glory
that wassent from up above.
hjvagar

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Poem contest for CanCrafts Cross


Here I can post the poems and participations complete:

Still got time to participate:

The winner will got one recycled cross.


First participant:


Hi Sweetie! I LOVE the cross!!

I jotted down you a little poem, hope you like it...


They hung Jesus by three nails to a tree,

He gave His life for you and for me.

He suffered and died to pay for our sin,

Then on the third day,

HE ROSE AGAIN!

So as you look at this cross made of tin,

Remember that Jesus is coming again!!

AmzdByHsGrace
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Yvonne, I don't have a poem but this is the bible verse I give with the cross's I make out of horseshoe nails. If you decide to use these go ahead and give what someone you think needs a spirtual lift.

Luke 9:23 Then Jesus said to all the people: if any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross each day and follow me.


And Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded and crushed because of our sins, by taking our punishment he made us completely well.As you take up and wear your cross consider the price Jesus paid for you.


I also have below that (Which works for the cross's I make) Each cross is made with these componets, the nails which represent his hands and feet being pierced , the leather straps he was whipped with and the wire for the crown of thorns placed upon his head.

Carol W
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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT CANCRAFTS- LOCKET HEART

Locket Heart from CanCrafts

"Oh Yvonne... I love this one!!! So pretty...and the scroll detail in its perfect" - Donna

"This little heart is awesome. I love the intricate detail of the filigree work come up with. The tiny heart at the tip is just precious, and key is the perfect added touch, especially since they even thought to add the keyhole in the design. I love it, too. The way you cut the can to let the heart be framed with silver makes it look like it's been set in a bezel. Just beautifully done. I'm seeing Pendants with earrings to match' - Marianns

Wow I really love this one... I just love your can crafts. Thank you for showing this one.. it just may be my favorite " Lynn

"They've all been beautiful, but this one is my favorite, too! I love it! Yes, Gorgeous! - Joesmom

"Wow I LOVVVVVVE this one!!!! very pretty. thanks for sharing"- Rose


Saturday, March 22, 2008

PHOTO ALBUM

CAN CRAFTS HISTORY


"An aluminum can takes 300 to 400 years to biodegrade... but in the hands of a volunteer it is question of minutes, to transform it into a valuable object... Give me one can and I will present a better tomorrow to you... " This is the way we begin the conferences for adults and children.
As a girl, I saw my father arrive at our home, with his hands full of blisters; it was his job to take off a "Chiclet" at the bottom of the gallon of bleach (Clorox). Today it is still difficult for me to throw away one of these plastic containers, without remembering those days. It is why I dedicated myself to do recycling.

One night, after seeing the film "Twister", I remained awake until late night, cutting a pop can, but it was not sufficient to do that because the danger of the edges; they were like "ninja stars" . That's why I united it to "foamis", the one with sticky foam. They came out so nice that they began to sell like "hot cakes". Soon, the calls arrived asking for my services: to buy them or to give seminars around the island on different activities. There, we showed the change and Metamorphosis of a can to butterfly; with an analogy of this transformation. We distributed samples and in some cases, depending on the group, we make one item that finishes as a key ring, or a refrigerator magnet, or an ornament.
At the moment I concentrate my efforts with aluminum cans; although I also work with different materials like cardboard, paper, plastics and things that the factories throw away. They are not garbage (garbage is garbage) they are recyclable materials.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and please, send this group link to your friends and share the news. Yvonne Hernandez"