Sunday, April 24, 2016

Greenerprinter Sustainable Printing Services

Greenerprinter Kraft Paper with Soy Inks
Kraft Paper, Eco Inks at

Greenerprinter is an environmentally friendly printing and graphic company who helps companies promote themselves in more eco friendly and sustainable ways. From business cards to printing soft bound books, they have taken major steps in their business to be less harmful to the environment and achieving a multitude of certifications along the way.  When you order something, you can rest assured you've done something good and enjoy fair pricing. 

Gable Box Green Printing template at
Templates help you choose what you need - make your designs come to life!

Greenerprinter prides themselves on using Soy and Vegetable based inks !   By taking initiatives to rule out harmful petroleum based inks, this company showed a a major step in helping the environment.  They have their own Recycling Program for unused inks and cartridges and a strict program to control just how much to order and when. Eco Audits keep things running smoothly. 

Eco Friendly Printer
Inside the Greenerprinter building , state of the art equipment.

They use Carbon Neutral Shipping which you can read more about this shipping here.    They are "Lean and Clean" in a chem-free environment! Having state of the art equipment helps production run more efficient, and creating less footprint .  As mentioned above, they strive for all kinds of certifications including currently they are part of the  Green-e Marketplace, Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, have been named a Certified B-Corp,  Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, FSC, and work with to name a few.  

Green Printer GREENERPRINTER eco friendly print jobs
Hang Tags are a specialty at

It takes extra effort for people to go greener.  These efforts started in 1987 and continue advancing today.  One would imagine paying extra for such services, but thanks to Greenerprinter having so many happy clients pricing to customers is more than fair, I did my own comparisons.  uses soy and eco based inks

Don't take my word for it, see for yourself, could you ever imagine getting a digitally printed soft bound full color book 25 copies for under $210? (*excludes shipping, but see below)  Just see the template here.    Still, this would make even the small business want to utilize their services or even the individual , can you imagine an easy Christmas gift this year - printing recipe books for all your friends and family? 

***Their Facebook page and instagram  is bustling with free coupon codes, sometimes discounts off orders or free shipping, so please LIKE them on Facebook or follow on Instagram and find coupon codes there:
Facebook - Greenerprinter

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note: This was a sponsored post by Greenerprinter, as companies sometimes pay for mentions, but after researching the company the author @iramency was completely thrilled and the ideas her own. I will use this company for future needs. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

5 Great Upcycled Gifts from Etsy

Old Silverware makes upcycled Cheese Markers from Etsy
These old utensils have found a new use at Curbside Pickins set $20

Upcycled & Recycled Love 

These gifts are great for any time of year. Upcycling starts with using items and repurposing them into something else. Lisa and Andy from Charlottesville Virginia have found good use for old utensils.  They also use old encyclopedias to make pendants and ornaments as well.  Who would have thought mismatched 
silverware would look so great? 

Eco Friendly Freckles Upcycled Canister
Pop Art Canister would look great in the art room Eco Friendly Freckles $95

Jessica from Oklahoma takes old cans and makes them into functional art canisters, great for storing your gardening , sewing , or craft supplies. With a pop art look these would make great one of a kind gifts! In her shop you will also find upcycled cassette tape business card holders!  

RetroGrandma Upcycled CookBook Purse
RetroGrandma Upcycled CookBook Purse $45 

RetroGrandma has been upcycling cool things on Etsy for sometime, including records into functional clocks. This cookbook purse is not only funky but would make a statement for the chef in your life. Imagine the comments you would get.  Her items are made with love from Canada. 

HodthePods Fire Hose Coasters
HodthePods uses old firehose to make these coasters $24.95

Fireeeee!!!! Well, there goes the fireman hose, upcycled into functional art coasters to hold your tasty beverage. A set of four run you $24.95 and have a great look to them. Not all are stenciled but the material makes them look so retro and great for your home!  Felted back and great guy gift! Made by Mike from HodthePods a shop out of  New Jersey. 

Paint Mirror on Etsy shop Rebecca Steen Crafts
Rebecca Steen Crafts Paint Mirror $55

How cool is this? Paint scraps that were left over on Rebecca's palette would be scraped into the trash can, or tiny dried remnants otherwise unused, have been affixed to this 12x12 mirror and would look great for the art room!   What a way to upcycled, from Riverside, California.

Etsy has a great plethora of upcycled and recycled gifts!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

ADT Pulse Reduce Home Energy Costs

Electromagnetic Detector from Etsy
Electromagnetic  Radiation Health Care Gadget from Etsy shop BataAcke

Energy bills can rack up.  Many times one is clueless on how to cut costs. Now more than ever we are being victims of telemarketing and automated calls asking you to switch to this provider or that provider in order to save money on your electric bill.  It's all so confusing after energy de-regulation and sometimes you find yourself lost in the fine print. Recently, though, there's a solution by ADT ,  the company who is known to provide consumer security and dates back to 1874 on how to  reduce home energy costs .

Save Energy With ADT Pulse

Implementing their  ADT Pulse® service,  you can remotely monitor your home from any location, using your Internet-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer. This makes it very efficient to control your home's energy costs, and is on the cutting edge of awesome technology.  Wow. 

Energy Star Set Etsy
Energy Star Set of Rocks Ginger Street Folly

Angel Chakra Necklace
Angel Chakra necklace re: Etsy Shop Primal Painter

Thanks to ADT Pulse for sponsoring this post

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Stella Divina Coasters Recycled Tile Needs Beer Labels You Get Free Coaster

Stella Divina Coasters - Hand Crafted in the U.S.A.

As we are always on the hunt for upcycle and recycle artists, we just found Stella Divina of Claremont Village, CA.  She is creating away gorgeous colorful drink coasters from old tile, cork and labels. Not to mention, she's encouraging people to drink beer and send her labels.  Why?  

She says, "I make upcycled coasters using recycled tiles that I paint by hand. Each tile has different mixed-media embedded into it, such as craft beer labels, vintage art, wine labels, or photography. I have a Beer Drinking Team so people can peel labels off their bottles and send them to me to recycle them into my coaster, and 25 labels gets anyone a free coaster. Great way to recycle those labels!"

Stella Divina Custom Coasters

Who would know these were old kitchen and bathroom tiles? Find them here at or Etsy shop astelladivina

This coaster by Stella Divina $14.99 and an old citrus crate label. Find it here. 
Buy them on Etsy @Astelladivina

Drink Beer & Get a Free Coaster? 

It is true craft beer is a hugely popular item today.  Although most people recycle the bottle, the labels are lost forever. Now you can remove the labels and send them to Stella Divina, and get a free coaster!

Stella Divina Coaster Maker Needs Your Beer Labels
Find out more about this promotion at

Drink Beer and Get a Free Coaster at Stella Divina , She needs your old labels!

Etsy Shop:  astelladivina

note: drink responsibly.  


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