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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....



Get raffle tickets to be entered to win over 50 prizes.
CLICK HERE for tickets.

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".

DID YOU MISS A SHOW???

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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