In the words of the very fabulous P!NK, we're not dead, just floating......lately has seen the demise or stall of quite a few of our fabulous challenge blogs around the place. Life is busy, people are pressured and schedules are hectic and I know that sometimes you have to say enough is enough and let some things slide. That's pretty much what we've done here at Everyday Garbage up until now..........
A new year brings new challenges and new rewards for us. People coming, people going but as the famous song goes "the garbage (song) remains the same". While it's all really just paper and glue at the end of the day we all love what we do here and love what you guys do too, so this week will bring the resurrection of Everyday Garbage, along with the news of a departure, a very talented new guest contributor and the reinforcement of our dearest belief that we're all here for a good time, not a long time so have fun while you are at it!!!!! Garbage on your layouts does come at a price, it won't last forever, won't be archival safe or acid free most of the time and it's generally accepted that using "found" objects on your layouts and projects will lessen their lifespan but as we've just said, it's for a good time not a long time so have fun while you can, let your creativity run wild and create something beautiful right now, for this moment. Hey, if you want it to last forever then get a Kodak moment for goodness sake!!!! Take a pic of your creation that will probably survive it so if anyone wants to know you can say "Yeah, Ma played with garbage and it rocked!!!!!" lol
Hopefully life is settling back into comfortable routine for everyone and we hope there are still scrappers out there hungry for some inspiration and lusting for some creative challenges.
To get everyone in the mood for a whole new year of Everyday Garbage, we'll let you in on the secret of our very first challenge for the year - PACKAGING!!!! Now nobody can say they don't have this anywhere - it comes in a million forms and shapes in your home, from just about everything you buy. Christmas left us inundated with little wire thingies and plastic whatchamacallits and those who are true Garbage Girls will have stashed them for future use we're sure!!!
So have a thinky, look high, look low, look everywhere, look in the RUBBISH BIN!!!!! We'll post our examples of packaged love on Tuesday 19th February 2008 and in the meantime start looking at your garbage in a whole new light. Think twice before you throw the wrapping, stop a second before you ditch the packet, wait a moment before you scrunch up that cardboard. Packaging is everywhere, wrapped around everything and just waiting for you to make something beautiful with it!!!!
See you Tuesday - we've missed you all and can't wait to play with some garbage again with you all!!!!