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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Greencrafting and Artful Upcycling is My Hobby for LeslieRahye's National Hobby Month Bloghop

WELCOME to LeslieRahye's National Hobby Month Bloghop. I love greencrafting and this year I have been focusing on all things I've recycled and put aside for the UPCYCLE this INTO box. I love artfully giving new life to something headed for the recycle bin or trash. This weekend I am transforming a recycled Tequila box packaging into an Asian themed lamp. I'm using an Asian themed ATC for my inspiration.

I will be lighting up my box with one of those battery powered LED puck lights you can get at any store. I got mine in a 2 pack at my grocery store. These pucklights are so handy, are bright and use little power and have a batteries that can be changed. Please check back by throughout the day for a complete how-to on how I transform this box into a lamp. To see a video demo of the beginnings of this project, please CLICK HERE.

Here are a few of my favorite
greencrafted/upcycled projects...

I've created this mini paper purse book from a recycled ribbon spool. With some pretty scrapbook papers, stamping and ribbons - I have super girly keepsake.

This empty strawberry basket has been transformed for Easter - it's totally woven and wrapped in bright springtime colored May Arts ribbon.

This butterfly aviary is handmade using a recycled liquor bottle dome and the grass in the bottom is shredded dollar bills from the US MINT.

I've given this vintage candy-cane shaped cookie cutter a beautiful redux and transformed it into a stunning ornament with some sparkly May Arts Ribbon.

This altered book page is made from recycled scraps from other projects and tags from the dry cleaning, and the envelope holding a hidden pull-out tag is for an instruction manual to affix to the refrigerator. Anything and everything has potential for creative re-use.

Thanks so much for dropping by. Please click the blocks below to visit the other Hobby Lovers on this unique bloghop. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to have some time for your favorite hobby. : ) Sb

Monday, January 7, 2013

Manic Artist Monday...I'm the Crazy ARTIST!!!

Happy Monday everyone! This new year I have started off with a BANG! I'm doing Nathalie Kalbach's Jumpstart, exercising, making time for me, and everything that was already going on when 2012 ended. PLUS, I'm trying to add a new thing in {albeit small} each day, too!!! I am frantic and MANIC... I can totally relate why artists are referred to as crazy. But you know what ... I totally love it. Next week I will resume the regularly scheduled master artist.

Please enjoy this collage that I made using a bunch of leftovers I had been hoarding for a special project! This week's Shopping Our Stash Challenge #83 "All white or cream" was my motivation...ENJOY!  Sb :)

THE EVENT OF THE YEAR is 6 days away....

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Things are so busy and I am enjoying the start of the new year. I'm INSPIRED to create as much as possible and learn new things. I look forward to the Live from CHA event to see all that 2013 will bring for our creative passions.  :) Sb

Friday, January 4, 2013

December RECAP of Saturday Craft Fair Episodes...

Tomorrow begins another fun-filled month at the Saturday Crafts Fair on Linqto! And it is growing - with 3 hours of viewing pleasure. The fun begins at 2pm EST {11am PST}. Can you believe I've done 5 shows already??? I even brought the show on the road with me to Chicago. Join me tomorrow for some fun as I give new life to some old t-shirts.

I have my own room called sbartist : daylight musings at the Saturday Craft Fair! My demos begin at 4pm EST {3pm CST / 1pm PST}. Here's the link to my room - 

A scheduling update: the Saturday Crafts Fair will be taking a break on Saturday, January 12th - so that everyone can enjoy UNINTERRUPTED viewing of the Live from CHA by Charity Wings {it's three days this time}. It's FREE to watch, but you have to purchase raffle tickets to be entered in all the giveaways benefiting Bernie Berlin's "A Place to Bark".


No worries! All shows are recorded and you can watch the playbacks at your leisure. Here's a recap of my shows in December:

{I am on during second half of Episode}

The Saturday Crafts Fair is a weekly event so come on by TOMORROW...the fun starts at 2pm EST!!! It's three hours of demos, prizes, and chatting with friends. Get ideas for cards and gifts; paper crafting, scrapbooking, quilts, knitting, embroidery, crafts for kids... creative projects for any budget and skill level. There are GIVEAWAYS, too - for lucky viewers present watching the live streams {sorry, you have to be present to win}. All streams are recorded so if you miss one, you can watch the playbacks at your leisure.

I hope to see you there! Have a great evening :) Sb
"Art must be indescribable and inimitable..." – Pierre Auguste Renoir

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