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Post by Arby on Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:31 am

I use the 2lt milk containers to make things like flowers. Alphas and frames... You can paint them and sand them, In them and they are easy to cut into any shape!!

What is your recyling tip??
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Post by lizzyc on Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:17 pm

really??? i never thought of that... the plastic ones??
i have kept a lot of wrapping paper and ribbon from christmas to use on layouts, i keep the tags from my daughters clothes eg pumpkin patch, hot chilli, barbie etc as i may use them one day, i also cut some butterflies etc from the box of her mariposa barbie doll she got for her birthday as they are so pretty and it is highly likely i will do a barbie layout in the future..
the boxes that have a nice perfume in them often have a see through lid and are strong, so i have kept a few of them as storage..
the trouble is i have so much stuff i am keeping 'for one day' that i am wondering if i need to go through it and chuck some out!! lol!
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Post by Arby on Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:25 pm

NNNOOOOO don't throw them out add a room to your house and keep it all. I save the strangest things. I am at this moment soaking the label off a stubbie of beer my DH drinks so I can use it... ONE DAY!! Very Happy
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Post by lizzyc on Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:46 pm

lol! i can see you using the base to stamp a layout!!! which brings me to this thought.. it is amazing what you can use to stamp with...i am amazed at how great bubble wrap is to stamp with.. but anything can be used and can make a great pattern!!
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Post by Arby on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:45 am

mmm Yes the base of a beer bottle. I can feel another challenge coming on!!
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Post by Tina Head Lady on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:15 am

I will add a tip any old jewellry , you know how you lose an earing or you have a cheapo necklace thats had its day but the pendant is pretty cool and so on well I have been known to use quite a few bits like that on some of my lay-outs....
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Post by Arby on Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:18 am

Me too Tina I have used the bits from shoes that have the gems etc on them..
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Post by lis782 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:18 am

hey i just had a parcel arrive it was a pandora charm (turns out it's not genuine but i did get it very cheap) its a fairy so i think i could use it on a page maybe other wise ill put it on ebay and see if someone else would like it
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Post by Arby on Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:31 am

I used a cool Dragonfly broach on an OTP recently... You could so use it on a LO...
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Post by phatassphairy on Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:38 pm

me to .....i am a bower bird i collect stuff and use all sorts of stuff .....


it has rubber O rings, paper gaskets, and hospital gause(the green stuff)
and gutter guard ..oh and a watch face from a kids plastic toy play watch



this one i have used a tooth pick holder to do the painting


this one has 3 different types of underwear lace on it ...and i cut up a dooley (spl?) (on the black flower and just under the pic ........

just thought i would share ///tfl
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Post by Arby on Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:09 pm

OK I am not allowed to swear on here but this a F'n amazing! Have you subbed these?? YOU better!
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Post by phatassphairy on Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:29 pm

arrrr thanks Hun .......now i have a phat head to match the phatass ......nope nothing i have ever done has been published ....i reckon it is cause i don't use current/trendy brands ........ that is one of my secret wishes is to see one of my lay outs in a mag ...but i just don't seem to have anybody interested .....but that is OK ...i scrap for me ...i sent in every lay out i did about 2 years ago to SBC ...i sent about 50 .....and nothing ...not even a thanks but no thanks ...so i just crawled back into my lair ..and figure my mojo is in a triangle that is perfect for me ......lol......but i will take that as a very ego boosting compliment I love you I love you I love you
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Post by bumblebee on Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:13 pm

I agree with Arby PAF...these are BRILLIANT and you might find that there is more interest these days from the mags with layouts that have more recycled materials on them. Don't give up subbing...I'd be surprised if at least one of these doesn't get picked up. Most mags are always on the lookout for new names/talent etc. And they'll have to see your star shining overhead at some point soon. Very Happy

I ADORE using a wide variety of alternative/recycled products and have way more stuff than I could possibly ever use. I agree about the clothing tags etc. My collection of 'recyclables' include:

Shoe buckles, cut-up clothing, bread-tags, zipper pulls off bags/clothing/shoes, masses of jewellry, processed food cartons, images cut from tissue boxes, kids books/novels, raiding the garage for items, bra straps (instead of ribbon), patty pan cases, spongey casing from fruit, gutterguard (LOVE IT!), op-shop finds like doilies, fibres, threads, table runners, old fabrics/lace/buttons etc, I'm currently eyeing off wash-bag netting, old pantyhose/fishnet stockings etc......I have so much I can't even remember half of the things I've put aside "just in case they might be useful"....LOL With scrapping there really isn't any limit or restriction as far as I'm concerned as long as it's not too bulky.
Buzzy xo Very Happy
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Post by phatassphairy on Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:53 pm

omg ...now i have an upsized phat head afro ...lolhere is one that i have used a zip in
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Post by Arby on Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:43 am

OK I demand that you at least try subbing again! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by phatassphairy on Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:37 am

he he he you funny biscuit
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Post by lizzyc on Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:57 am

SAMMY!! i am gob smacked!! these are fantastic!!
just you wait.. there will come a time when they will be asking for layouts with unusual stuff on them... you better try again..
your work is amazing!!
and thanks for all the tips on what you can use on a layout..pretty much anything as long as it isnt going to rot!!
wowow.. sammy you are brilliant!!
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Post by bumblebee on Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:50 am

Like Arby has already mentioned, I forgot to add all of those wonderful textural elements from around the kitchen too...such as straws, scourers, flattened metal bottle caps, sponges (direct and for sponge painting/dabbing), twist-ties, bread tags, onion-mesh bags, product packaging, old fashioned stamping with potatoes etc.
Buzzy xo Very Happy
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Post by lis782 on Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:17 am

yes paf i agree, oh let your head enlarge it's with good reason
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Post by lis782 on Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:21 am

oh all you ladies are very inspiring i'm so tempted to unpack my room just to scrap, oh maybe i'll take over the lounge room instead maybe that would motivate dh to prepare the walls for painting
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Post by Arby on Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:17 am

Hey Lis... Get scrapping and join in our recyle challenge in the challenges section. And tell your DH to get cracking with the painting!!!
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