"I have been spending some time on my other blog talking about recycling and reusing items. And thinking a lot about ways to save money. What are your thoughts this week on SAVING? Or not saving?"
once again i was kind of puzzled as to how i would approach the topic...until one night when i knocked over the "junk bowl" next to my worktable. (this is where i toss the leftovers from projects which are too good to throw out but not important enough to put away in their proper homes. you know the sort of thing: 3 rub-ons i cut out but didn't use, the button i thought would look good but didn't, extra brads and stickers, & so forth) as i picked up a couple dozen tiny treasures, it led me to think not just of supplies, generally, but also how many little baggies and boxes and folders of "found art bits" i INSIST on accumulating. and thus, a page was born:
(kraft cardstock: bazzill; word bubble: bampop; rub-ons: scrapworks; creative imaginations, polar bear press, 7 gypsies; all other items are ephemera--tags, stickers, bits of packaging, things cut from magazines & brochures, buttons, ribbons, paper scraps & so forth)
text reads, "'SAVE ME!' cried the cute little monsta tag from my teatowels. many other tags, stickers and bits of magazine make similar demands on a regular basis. i hear and obey."