Friday, April 27, 2012

Water Bottle Sculpture and a Big Sale

Fair warning - this is a different sort of "crafty" post today.  I wanted to show you the sculpture that a local resident made in support of the ban on single serving water bottles that was just passed by Town Meeting here in Concord, Massachusetts.

The sculpture is currently parked in front of our High School.  There are 1500 water bottles included - the number of water bottles consumed every second in the United States.

As I said before, there are valid arguments for each side of this issue, you can read a brief report about the article and the pros and cons HERE.  Seeing this sculpture made me realize how large an impact the use of these bottles has on our world (and the crafty part of me loved the "drips" from the faucet that you can see in the first photo!).  If you'd like to see a video interview of the creator of the water faucet, please click HERE to go to the interview of Bob Lawson by Patrick Ball for the ConcordPatch.

I posted the names of the winners of the card kits yesterday - congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who left a comment and shared a tip for their fellow crafters.  I will be doing some more classes and I'll try to make a few extra kits each time to share with some of you.

National Scrapbook Day is coming right up on May 5, 2012.  There are so many celebrations and sales happening that I won't try to list them all here - just do an internet search for National Scrapbook Day 2012 and you'll find lots of interesting options.

I do want to let you know that Creative Memories is having a big sale to celebrate.  If you don't have a local Creative Memories consultant I'd be happy to help you with your order.  You can order from my Creative Memories Personal Website and have your order delivered directly to your home.  The Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day Sale starts today and continues until midnight (Central Time) on Saturday, May 5th.  The sale on the Creative Memories software programs, Memory Manager 3.0 and StoryBook Creator 4.0, ends on April 30th.

Here is a listing of the items on sale.  You should be able to click the bold words to go to the relevant page for each category on my website.

35% off 12x12 Cardstock (excluding Decorative Cardstock)

35% off digital artwork downloads (for StoryBook Creator or Universal format)

25% off select trimming and tearing tools 

642659 12-Inch Rotary Trimmer $22.50
643157 Small Wavy Blade: $5.63
642661 Wavy Blade: $5.63
643161 Deckle Blade: $5.63
642662 Straight Replacement Blade: $5.63
642663 Scoring Blade: $5.63
642664 Perforating Blade $5.63
647864 Postage Stamp Blade $5.63
648381 Pinking Blade $5.63
649287 Scallop Blade $5.63
642660 Replacement Mat Strip $4.88
642969 Personal Trimmer $15
646206 Hummingbird Personal Trimmer $15
629419 All-Purpose Scissors $3.75
624385 All-Purpose Scissors (3/pack) $10.50
646974 Paper Edger $6.38
637120 Tearing Tool $7.50
644342 Wavy Tearing Tool $7.50
647080 NOD Scallop Tearing Tool $7.50

637332 12 x12 White Scrapbook Pages (15/pack) $12.75
637340 12x12 Natural Scrapbook Pages (15/pack) $12.75
637348 12x12 Black Scrapbook Pages (15/pack) $12.75
637336 12x12 Spargo Scrapbook Pages (15/pack) $12.75
637378 12x12 Page Protectors (15/pack) $6.38
638484 12x12 Side-Loading Sleeves (15/pack) $19.50
637353 8x8 White Scrapbook Pages (12/pack) $9.00
637364 8x8 Natural Scrapbook Pages (12/pack) $9.00
637369 8x8 Black Scrapbook Pages (12/pack) $9.00
637358 8x8 Spargo Scrapbook Pages (12/pack) $9.00
637389 8x8 Page Protectors (12/pack) $4.13
638479 8x8 Side-Loading Sleeves (12/pack) $13.50
648606 13x9 Multi-Pocket Pages (10/pack) $9
645023 12x12 Large-Pocket Pages (15/pack) $15.00
639274 11x14 Large-Pocket Pages (5/pack) $7.50
639275 11x14 Multi-Pocket Pages (15/pack) $15

15% off select digital products
    • Page Prints (all sizes)
    • Page Print Product Credits
    • Custom Album Pages (all sizes) ordered on the Digital Center
    • Custom Album Page Product Credit (10/pack)
    • Extra pages and lay-flat upgrades on all Hardcover StoryBooks ordered on the Digital Center

    My Creative Memories ID# for the Digital Center is 82352282
These sale prices are effective 12:00 a.m. (CT) April 27 through 11:59 p.m. (CT) May 5, 2012.

I am still trying to catch up with a backlog of email - my schedule has changed and my Dad has been in the hospital so things are a little off track.  I think Dad will be released from the hospital today - all positive thoughts and prayers are most welcome.  Thanks.

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  1. Hi Diane:

    I certainly appreciate the water bottle story, however, as long as we are diligent about recycling water bottles, they are an excellent source of raw material for many other goods. In fact, I once worked for knitting mill which, working with a pioneering developer in Taiwan, was able to create an athletic fabric, soft to the touch and durable, so that a shirt could be made out of 8 bottles. In fact, the company is called 8 Bottles -- So as long as the bottles don't go into landfills, it's okay and sometimes necessary to drink bottled water. Unfortunately, our ancestors did enough to pollute some groundwater (and we continue to do things like flush old prescription drugs down the toilet, to infect the water more) that some of us can only drink bottled water and highly filter the stuff that comes out of our tap.

    I always enjoy your posts, though, and also liked the unique sculpture!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. Thanks for the photo and links. It is always an eye-opener to see what we are doing and what can be done to prevent damage to this valuable resource we call home. There is so much more that we could be doing if we chose. I stayed on an island in Belize for a week where the power source was wind and solar, the toilets were composting and separte from the "urinals", and their fresh water source was collected and filtered. That was a few of the self-sustaining environment friendly things that they had, and I was amazed at how comfortable we could live while minimizing waste.

  3. For sure prayers for your Dad and you, Diane.

    Jane in WY

  4. Very thought provoking (and artistic) sculpture! I think it should be published more widely! Your photos usually make me think, and this is no exception. Prayers for your Dad!

  5. Prayers for your dad, Diane. You sure have an interesting debate going on there on the water issue. I found it and the comments very interesting. TFS ;- )


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