June 21, 2009

Trash To Trinkets...






I am a total scrounge....




a major scavenger...



a pack rat of the highest order!




So, I save any and all miscellaneous
bits & bobs...if I buy from you guys
(and I do!!!!) and you tie it up with a length
of ribbon...I save it. A piece of extra paper...
gets put aside for "later"...
Not that I am "green" and into recycling,
I just know, from years of experience,
that one of these days it'll come in handy!




So, I "morphed" scraps and should-have-been-trash
into this summeriffic banner...(it hasn't worked yet
though, we haven't seen the sun much of late! ;)



My sister's know to save their jewelry boxes for
me! Add a scrap of vintage wallpaper (I CANNOT
THROW AWAY OLD WALLPAPER!) ....



...and an otherwise useless bit of seam binding...
turns a nondescript box into a little treat!




"One man's trash is another man's treasure..."
I agree!



Hurry over to visit our fabulous hostess, Susan
@ BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH
for some really amazing "morphs" (I have
been perusing them already! WOW!) Hurry!

29 comments:

  1. The tiny glittered starfish just about stole my heart, and the banner isn't bad either. :) xxoo

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  2. OMG, I save every little scrap of ribbon, seam binding, paper... you name it. You just never, ever know when it will come in handy.

    Lisa
    www.palepinkandroses.com

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  3. I am pretty bad myself, I do try and use it all... which means I should be staying very busy!
    Hugs, Diane

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  4. I have a snippets box and every bit of anything you can tie goes in it. Boxes for fancy tissue, bag for regular tissue, and bags and boxes! Yeah not really a green intended idea, just so easy when you need it to have it!!
    Love the banner!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  5. You always make cute things for all your this and thats!
    Like the crown, I got to find some of these.
    Linda

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  6. Love the banner! What a lovely way to welcome in the summer sun! :)

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  7. Cute banner! Love the tickets and clothes pins!

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  8. Way to go girl!!

    Great bits of treasures you have created there.

    Blessings,
    barbara jean

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  9. WOW...what a darling banner and I would love to sent you some sun and about 15 degrees of heat. I save bits and pieces also, but never use them and them just toss them after a while. I am now inspired..thanks

    I am having a giveaway, please come buy today.

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  10. Caaaute ! Love paper crafting !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  11. I'm the same way, M! The littlest bit of seam binding does me good and I love to re-use it!

    Gee, we need some sun around here, too! I have all kinds of mushrooms popping up that I've never seen before! ♥

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  12. Very cute! I'm off to buy clothespins!
    Dawn

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  13. And you make all that "trash" look like "Treasure" too - - - - it must be a gift.

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  14. So clever! I love it!

    I just stumbled across your blog from Kimba's and it's the best!

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  15. You do very well at it too...LOL. i'm like Carolyn,I love the starfish.They are beautiful.i also love the crystal ball tie with the binding.you are so right about another mans trash.I love trash...Hugs Marie Antionette

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  16. I LOVE THIS!!! You are so creative to even think of how to put all these things together! Your header pic is stunning!! :-) Laura

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  17. How fun! I love your word:Summeriffic! Hope some sun comes your way soon! Happy MM!

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  18. I do the same thing. I save EVERYTHING and I always end up using it :) I loved the banner and especially the little starfish.

    LuLu~*xoxo

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  19. I love the banner & the little boxes. My problem with saving things is I can't remember where I put them. I guess I need to get organized if I'm going to be a pack rat.

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  20. Therefore I shudder to think of all I've thrown out over the years! This is so cute!
    Brenda

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  21. That's so great! I do the same. I save ribbons,paper, you name it. I've used those little pieces many times! Your banner looks great and hope the sun comes out for you!

    Manuela

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  22. I love your little banner, and Love making them too... Scraps are fun to collect, your right ! You never know when you'll use them. Enjoyed your litle project... Okay Sun...Start shining!!!! xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  23. everything you post is absolutely gorgeous and so pretty and i happen to love pretty things. You are so creative!
    hugs
    janet

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  24. You are not alone. I have so many scraps, bits, ribbons that my husband is worried about me....but, hey, we can make beautiful things out of them! Thanks for sharing.

    Toodles.

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  25. oh my goodness - that banner is fabulous!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  26. It sure is FUN to visit your blog!!
    I've started to "glitter-up" my sea shells and LOVE the results.
    Thanks for sharing so many fun, pretty and gerat ideas.
    Deb :)

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  27. what a sweet and clever banner! i save everything, too. i am a sucker for good packaging, nice bags from shops, the tiniest scrap of ribbon. sigh ...

    add "wonderful photographer" to your list of self-descriptions, too!

    xo

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  28. Me TOOOOO......I just need another house to store all my "stuff".....

    I LOVE your "stuff"...

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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