Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dumpster Diving!

Look What I Dug Out Of The Trash! Okay, maybe I wasn't digging in the dumpsters but I did turn other people's trash into my treasure.  We recently moved to a new building at work and I heard a co-worker ask someone else on her team if they needed a stamp that said Received.  No one took the bait so she chunked it.  I ran over and said I'd take it so she took it out of her trash.  As I looked at it I saw that it was a "Dial-A-Phrase Dater".  The dates only go up to 2000 but I can work the year into another area of my layout or I can just use the phrases. I was so happy with that find but the day got even better when my work (HP) hosted a moving celebration. It was a low cost way to welcome us to the new building and they offered light snacks and beverages. Since HP products were highlighted in Sex & the City 2 they gave away 3 sets of tickets.  They did the giveaway using old style ticket stubs.  Sadly I didn't win ( I was 1 number away) and ironically, only men won the tickets.  Regardless, after the drawing was over I wanted the used ticket stubs. I asked our Admin and she got them out of the trash! I just couldn't let them go to waste. I figure I can use them as is, paint them, mist them, the possibilities are endless. I've been re-purposing a lot of things recently, including a tissue box my mom was about to throw away 2 weeks ago.  I can't wait to play with all these goodies.  Check them out.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Waste not, want not. I love to use found items in my crafting!