Happy Earth Day! Every time this rolls around I remember being so excited as a kid. I never understood why we didn’t get the day off school if it was a holiday – but I did win the contest for best art poster in the 1970. I even still have the ribbon! 🙂

Spinning Wheel Card/Wheel Pivot Card

For Earth Day – how about little critters who love to move “earth”?? I saw a project in a book on mixed media projects that used a pivot wheel like this card does; the mechanism they used wasn’t anything like this, but the idea was so fun I had to try it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Prairie Dog Facts

  • Black-tailed prairie dogs once numbered in the hundreds of millions – maybe even over a billion – and were possibly the most abundant mammal in North America. Their numbers have decreased by over 95%. Today, they may number around 10-20 million.
  • Their entire mating season is just an hour long. They actually mate just once a year, in early winter. Females go into estrus for a single hour. They then have litters of three to eight pups—usually only half of which survive their first year.
  • The tunnels, or coteries, contain separate “rooms” for sleeping, rearing young, storing food and eliminating waste.
  • Prairie dogs are very social and live in closely-knit family groups called “coteries.” Coteries usually contain an adult male, one or more adult females and their young offspring. These coteries are grouped together into wards (or neighborhoods) and several wards make up a colony or town.

All the little prairie dogs in the Got Your Back set are so stinking cute!

Sandy Allnock Spinning Wheel Card2 Sandy Allnock Spinning Wheel Card3

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Sandy Allnock Spinning Wheel Card inside

Giveaway for Earth Day!

Below is a list of just some of the earth-related charities I’ve given to over the years, and will make a $100 donation tonight to whichever one gets the most mentions in the comments both here and on today’s YouTube video by the end of the day. Or add another charity by commenting with the name of that one. Scroll through and pick one for YOU to go give a few bucks to as well! 🙂


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