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Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent is a Companion Challenge blog for the CS Designs Digital Stamp Co, This is also a place for Paper-Crafters, Mixed Media, Collage and Assemblage Artist to share their artistic projects made with with recycled, throw way, & second hand materials. We look forward to seeing your fabulous projects and being inspired by your recycled art ideas and hope you will enjoy what we have to share with you as well.
Remember!!! ... We always allow Anything Goes but any project you enter Must Still Include Recycling, or be Re-Purposed or Re-Invented. Also Note: We will offer prized only when there is a special Themes and only those following the special theme will be eligible to be chosen as a Winner and receive a prize.

We will have Guest Artists on a rotating or returning basis. If you interested please write to Chris and send in your application.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Recycle Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Dec1 Jan31

Dec 1 - Jan 31:  Theme Anything Goes but must Recycle

For our last challenge for this year we have invited two very talented Guest Artists to join us, please welcome, Desire Fourie and Elenor Sandstrom, we're sure you are going to love what they have created for you.



Desire Fourie: Doing Life


 “{Doing Life} in beautiful sunny South Africa. Loving wife for 30+ years. Keen Photographer. Avid Gardener. Energetic Hiker/Backpacker. Ad hoc Race Walker. Road Runner. Addicted to Spinning. Scrapaholic. Committed Scrapbook/Card Teacher. Founder/Manager Doing Life Online Shoppe www.doinglife.co.za . Card creator. Mosaic Enthusiast. PA/Secretary/Bookkeeper. Chocoholic. Right now I would love to be outdoors blending with nature. And last, but not least, addicted to Blogging where I have made such wonderful creative friends in cyber space www.desiref.blogspot.com .”


Elenor Sandstrom:  Ellis pyssel och ditt å datt 

My name is Elenor and I live in Umeå, a city in the north of Sweden!
I love making cards, but also to find objects that I can alter and use in recycling projects!

Love learning new things about crafting and get inspiration online from other crafters!








Asian Themed  Altered Phone Box


I saved a box that used to have a mobile phone case and altered it into an asian themed box by using Asian Geisha 1 and Framed Geisha 2 + the stylized asian bamboo background large. I started with coloring the geishas, then I printed out the background and colored the bamboo. Cut out the inside part for the box and the panels for the side of the box and glued them in place. Then I used 3D pillows to fasten the geishas inside the box and found some chipboard words to use both on the inside and on the outside. Had to cover the text on the plastic cover somehow! =)
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And now some really fabulous projects by our Design Team 







I thought for this challenge I would do a Christmas Celebration display for my book case. I fell in love with the Christmas angels and thought they were perfect for my display.  The angel's name is Angeline.

 I used several re-cycled items in the display.  My Christmas presents and the block that holds CS Designs beautiful Texted Christmas. The Christmas trees are from an old Christmas display that I took apart and I sprayed them with Elmers glue and added some glitter for some sparkle to give them new life.  The snow on the floor of the display is a white plastic bag the I shredded.


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I have been very swamped lately so will post my project a little later and hope you will come back and visit.

Desire and Elenor I just want to say thank you both for doing this, you are not only very talented but your are both amazing women and I am so blessed to have you both as dear friends. I could not ask for anything better, and your projects Absolutely Wowed me, :) Chris


 We're also having a Design Team and Guest Designer Call.

Would you love to join our Fabulous Team. If so please add either DT or GD after your name in your entry, or visit CS Designs for more information. We look forward to working with you and having you on out Team.


Hope you all have a fantastic Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and we wish you all the very best for the new Year.