Some of you may have noticed I'm having a major meltdown on my blog. It isn't me, because I'm freaking. It's blogger and I have no idea why. I first noticed the problem when I couldn't click on my favorite blog links to visit. Now, those little icons have disappeared. Right now, all I can suggest is, if you scroll "comments" to the top of the page, you should see the comment link underlined, and be able to leave one.
I was afraid I wouldn't be able to publish any posts, but I see this one should work, or at least I hope it will. I'm going to try to create something every day as planned, but I had a setback yesterday, when I dropped my camera on a ceramic tile floor and it jammed the lens cap into the lens. I took it to a place that repairs cameras, and the nice gentleman was able to free the lens cap AND made sure my camera was not damaged. He didn't charge me anything, either. All I paid was a lot of angst and gas to get there, since it was in the opposite end of town to where I live.
But I've talked enough and it's time to recycle.
Today I'm going to deconstruct two cardboard snack boxes and two maps, one of which was given to me, and one of which I received in a riverboat brochure.
I cut the boxes using my guillotine cutter. I didn't think you needed me to show how I cut and assembled the two maps.
My Crop-a-Dile was in the basement, but I wish I had taken the time to get it, because it is a life saver when it comes to cutting holes. Note the template I made a year or so ago that will work for any size piece for which you need to cut holes.
Also note the tape I used to lift the top piece. I ended up using two thicknesses. This is not recycled, of course.
I was in a swap where I exchanged ribbons and/or fibers with others. That swap was a godsend, because I received fibers and ribbons I never would have gotten, otherwise. And all it cost me was one ball of fibers I picked up at the Dollar Tree (where everything is $1.00 USD).
Now I admit, I thought buying the TH die cuts was a bit extravagant at the time, but they have also been a godsend.
No way would I get these children fussy cut as well as these were, and I saved a ton of time, which is not on my side this month. Although the Idea-ology image was not on clearance, it was on sale at 40% off. And I still have 106 more pieces I can play with.
Here are a few more random shots.
One final look at this wall hanging. For Day 8 of 22, I recycled two cardboard cracker containers. I also recycled a gifted outdated map of my city, and a map from a riverboat cruise I received through the mail. I used some of the ribbon/fibers I received in a swap and outlined both maps with a Sharpie.
Thank you for sticking with me through this nightmare of me not being able to return comments or leave messages.
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