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Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day... Once Project at a Time!



Welcome to sbartist : daylight musings for LeslieRahye's Second Annual EARTH DAY Bloghop.

I love to recycle and I always try to creatively repurpose everyday items - and - this has me constantly making things and always finding something new to ARTfully Upcycle. This project is an altered Laughing Cow Cheese Box all decked out to present a gift card for a birthday party!


With some patterned paper scraps, some bits of ribbon and a little bling, this box has been transformed to a fun and festive gift card holder... complete with a repurposed candle, too! It doesn't take a whole lot of supplies or time to create a handmade gift box - and can be changed up to fit your occasion, whether a birthday, a wedding or a thank-you! To watch a how-to of how I created this, please CLICK HERE.


What are you greencrafting for Earth Day?


Thanks for visiting! Please scroll down to click on the squares below to continue to all the fantastic artists on this bloghop...and remember, please Think GREEN! Sb

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Greencrafting for Saturday Cre8tive Time on Ustream - Honeycomb Accordion Mini



Due to technical difficulties plaquing the Saturday Crafts Fair streaming interface, today we moved over to our personal channels on Ustream


Altered Book spread features Honeycomb accordion pockets filled with Robin's Nest paper tags in a rainbow of colors.

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In today's creative playtime I shared a greencrafting project - making a honeycomb mini tag album and did a couple variations using mini envelopes. This is a fun and fabulous little project that is easy to make and are great for using up those scraps. Thanks to everyone who joined the live stream. Please enjoy the replay here via Ustream. When it's done converting it will also join my library of YouTube Channel videos {update: replay can also be viewed on YouTube HERE}.



To see today's completed tag book... please SAVE THE DATE...

On Monday, EARTH DAY - I will share the completed honeycomb tag book "all decked out" for a special Earth Day Bloghop. 


Have a great weekend and THINK GREEN!  :) Sb

Thursday, April 11, 2013

MARCH RECAP of Saturday Crafts Fair Episodes...




I know it's been a while since I've posted here - but I've been quite busy in this new year. There's so many exciting things going on and all of them pulling me in all CREATIVE directions. It's APRIL! I'm sitting here contemplating where the year has gone so far and it dawns on me... I have a weekly show online. Except for a couple odd Saturdays - I have been streaming every Saturday on the Saturday Crafts Fair on Linqto since the beginning of December. This makes the weekend extremely busy...but in a fun way! I'm creating every week - so I have something to demo and share. The scale that balances work and play is ever so slightly moving higher to the PLAY side - and that's a GOOD THING.


Here's a recap of the demonstrations from March over


March 30, 2013 RECAP Making greencrafted easter baskets and an impromptu experimental mold putty project.




March 23, 2013 RECAP Making Button Fairies




March 16, 2013 RECAP Making scrapbook page in a box




March 9, 2013 RECAP Masking tape technique and stamping to create an altered paintbrush.




March 2, 2013 RECAP Using GESSO to make collage backgrounds from junk mail/magazine images.




Hope to See you There!!!



FYI - there are mobile apps now for iPhone/iPad and Google/HTC devices.

Do you have creative playtime on Saturdays? Saturday Crafts Fair on Linqto is the place to be starting at 2pm EST / 11am PST! Please join me live weekly at 4:00pm EST {1pm PST} in the Daylight Musings room. I am demonstrating live and I share my projects, how-to's, tips and tricks and more. I hope to see you there!  : ) Sb
"Art must be indescribable and inimitable..." – Pierre Auguste Renoir

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