Sunday, August 21, 2011

Something other that the usual scrapping today...

Over the last couple of weeks I have made several visits to my new favourite place..... Resource Rescue Inc.  Apart from the fact that they have so much to offer for us crafty types, the reason I love this place is that it is a not for profit organization that takes industrial waste products that would otherwise be destined for landfill and makes it all available for anyone to purchase.
I think I have shown A LOT of self control so far and haven't bought too much, but here a a couple of things I have picked up.

Thick cardboard, I also pick some up in black

 timber in all sorts of shapes and sizes
Fabric, these came in a bag full of samples but they also have rolls of fabric.

So far the kids have been making model houses and furniture to fill them.

I have been making fabric flower brooches (sorry, they haven't photographed very well, they look much better IRL)

Here we have hessian bags, leather pieces, linen fabric, jars, buttons, double sided tape and cardboard tubes, small ones in this case but they also have huge ones.

I found everything to make this practical and pretty jewellery board including the frame which a painted and distressed, the foam, the backing board and the fabric. The pins came from my scrapping stash. All up this would have cost me no more that $4 max.

Eeek, after looking back on this post it doesn't look like i have shown restraint at all lol but believe me, I have! You can check out their website for a virtual tour and you will see just what I mean. It is sad that I love this place so much???? I can't wait to take the kids with me next time, they will be beside themselves with excitement. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree eh?

Monday, August 8, 2011

August already???

This year is flying by so fast! It is time again for a new challenge over at Scrap Jacked and there are some wonderful prizes to be won. I am constantly inspired by the talented ladies on the DT.
For my contribution this month I have gone back in time to a photo taken of me with my Dad at my 5th birthday party.  I could have edited the photo and fixed the colour but the orange hue combined with the outfits we were wearing really remind me of the era it was taken. I have been dusting off my stamps and also playing with my new distressing inks recently and have stamped and distressed all the papers and chipboard for this LO.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join in this months challenge.