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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Trash to Treasure Pocket Letter

Happy Monday Tuesday!!!
I say Happy Tuesday, because Monday was not so good!!!  The big issue this past weekend was the "computer" while upgrading to Windows 10.  The problem has to do with "brightness", and we still haven't been able to resolve it.  So very frustrating!  What a mess...at this point I have given up, and just happy to be able to get to my blog with yucky resolution!  We will probably end up calling the Geek Squad to figure it out and just fix it!!!

I apologize for not having been able to stop by and visit.  I will try to do so today and see/read what you've been up to :-)

 I participated in a Trash to Treasure Pocket Letter last month.
The challenge in creating this PL was to use only things/items that were recyclable (example: labels, tags, magazines, flyers, ...) nothing store bought, but with a theme.  My theme was 2015 Summer in the Twin Cities.  I used ticket stubs from a Twins game, MN State Fair, and a Cat Video Festival we attended.  A flyer from the Bachman's Fall Ideas House visit, the Schwans' bi-weekly next delivery date reminder, and a "next in line" stub and logo label from Hackenmueller's Butcher Shop (Hubby and I were on a low carb diet over the summer).  This place has the best meat in town!  The quote in the middle center pocket "Do something creative everyday" is from a ...
... paper bag from the Paper Source store.  I love shopping at this store!  They have the prettiest handmade paper I've ever seen.  I followed their advice printed on the bag: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
I recycled the rest of the paper bag graphics and design to do the back of PL (picture above); and added a sample of their handmade paper from this store.
This picture shows the back of PL filled with goodies for my swap partner.  The hanging tags were recycled as well.  One tag was from a pair of pants Hubby bought over the summer and the smaller tag is from Scout Vintage Store.
To learn more about Pocket Letters you may go to Janette Lane's Pocket Letter
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

5 comments:

  1. I would like to get in a swap again, but think I will wait till after the New Year! YES! I really like the recycled theme. Also looking at your family scrapbook below, something I have to get at!
    Deb

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  2. Sorry to hear your having trouble, I still haven't upgraded to 10 yet, to nervous about what might happen, I have heard a few bad stories.
    Great recycle job on this, cute way of adding some extras in there too!

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  3. You created a fun pocket letter from the theme. I've heard Windows 10 has given some people grief but we Mac users can have some too with our updates. (especially the latest)

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  4. Oh, this looks like fun! I've never heard of a pocket letter before! I guess I don't get out much! ;) I'm sorry about the Windows 10 problems. I have heard from other bloggers that it is a complete booger! I'm going to wait til the bugs get worked out. Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. That was a creative PL swap. Nice back!
    warmly,
    deb

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