Monday, November 17, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous ~Challenge #20~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Welcome to Challenge 20 "Box It Up" with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  For Challenge 20 your challenge is to crate some sort of altered box.  You can create a box from scratch, or you can alter a pre-made box.  Your box can be made of paper, wood, chipboard, plastic, or metal.  As long as you dig into your hoard to decorate a box, you have met the challenge requirements!  The box does not have to be used as a box...it can be used as home-decor or for any purpose you can imagine.  Let's box it up!!

Our sponsor for this month and for this challenge is the amazing Heather Hudson.


And one lucky winner will receive this awesome prize from Heather


Our Design Team Sponsor for this challenge is Eileen Hull


And here's my Design Team project for this challenge.  I used one of the cute boxes from our Design Team sponsor Eileen Hull of Eileen Hull Artist Trading Blocks.  I went into my Christmas paper stash and found some of my faves that I've been hoarding.  I made the wreath with my Tim Holtz Die Cut and used some little tags from one of my favorite hoards..Graphic 45 and love the look!





Challenge Rules can be found here Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Also don't forget to visit your Design Team to check out what they have done to share with you.  Here's the links to the team for your viewing pleasure.

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel (Blog Owner)
Pam Bray
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement
Wendy Hatter Robinson

Thanks so much for dropping by and taking a peek and I hope you're inspired to join in on this fun challenge!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

"Lucy" ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Everyone,  Today I'm sharing another DT project using the October Kit "Bon Appetit" for Scraps Of Darkness.   For this layout I used some of the beautiful Authentique papers from the kit.  I also used a mold and epoxy mix to make a small frame from an old kit.  The chipboard is from Imaginarium Designs.  This is an image of "Lucy" from the movie Dracula.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you enjoy and are inspired to grab a kit and create some awesome Fall or Halloween memories for your family!




Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Pumpkin Patch ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Everyone, Today I'm sharing another DT project for Scraps Of Darkness using the October Kit "Bon Appetit".  For this project I used the Authentique "Spirts" papers from the kit.  This a some photos of my niece's little guy Carter at the pumpkin patch.  I've had a migrane for a few days now and didn't even notice that the photo on the left was supposed to be in the middle but I'm still really happy with the outcome.  For the chipboard "haunted house" I sprayed it with the Dylusions Red spray from the kit and then painted over that with the Tim Holtz Distress Paint also from the kit..came out with a beautiful crackle effect.  This layout is my take on Sketchabilities 101.




Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you enjoy and are inspired to grab a kit and create some Fall and Halloween memories for your family!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous ~Challenge 19~

Welcome Sweet Friends,  It's time for Challenge 19 "For All That You Do, Thank You".

This is a blog hop with our wonderful sponsor this month "Heather Hudson of My Artistic Adventures!

Create a "Thank You" gift for this challenge.  It can be a Thanksgiving hostess gift or a simple Thank You card.  It can be a "thanks for helping me out of a jam" present, or a "thanks for being you" scrapbook layout.  As long as your project says "Thank You" enter the challenge!  We want to see you de-hoard some of your stash and say thank you to someone!  (Your project does not have to be Thanksgiving-themed).  One lucky winner with receive this prize package, donated by our amazing sponsor for this challenge!


Here's a link to Heather's Blog My Artistic Adventures

Here's my project for this challenge using the amazing digi images from Heather.  I made some pocket boxes for my scrapping buddie who loves Halloween which I will fill with her favorite candies.  She's such a sweetheart and always hosts the most amazing scrapbooking retreats, so just a little Thank You for her!


Challenge Rules can be found here http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/p/about.html.
Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Here's the links to our Design Team followed by Heather's Design Team for the blog hop!

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel (Blog Owner)
Karen Zueger (You Are Here)
Pam Bray
Amber Milone
Christi Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement
Wendy Hatter Robinson

Helena
Shawn
Carol
Lisette
Sandi
Candy
Heather

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you join in on this fun challenge and our amazing blog hop!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Little Zombies ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Happy Halloween My Friends,   This evening I'm sharing another Design Team project using the beautiful and fun October/November kit "Bon Appetit".  For this project I used some more of the Moxxie Zombie papers from the kit.  This is a photo of my grandsons Ethan and Elias acting like zombies awhile ago and the photos were perfect to use with the kit.  They even "helped" me a little and had to have some eyeballs and the "scary" tree on the layout.  Sorry no close-ups today..it's still raining here and the lighting is so bad.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you enjoy and are inspired to grab a kit and create some awesome Halloween memories for your family!  Here's my project, enjoy!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness October Kit Reveal

Hi Sweet Friends, With Halloween just around the corner we always know there's another awesome signature kit coming from Melinda!!  Halloween is one of her favorite times of the year and her October kits are to die for..and they're always spooktacular!!  This month's kit is no exception.  Scraps Of Darkness's October Kit "Bon Appetit" is shown in the photo below.


Here's my first project using this fun kit.  I did a layout I'm calling "Frightful" using an awesome image from the amazing artist Ana Cruz with her kind permission.  Here's a couple of links to her amazing work www.facebook.com/AnaCruzArts/  and http://www.lunebleu.deviantart.com/.

I altered her image with a little blood drippings and the Scraps Of Darkness title.  I've had a thin die cut frame that I've been wanting to use so I thought I'd use it with the doilies from the kit.  I also did some layering and used some gold embossing paste here and there.  I misted the craft flowers from the kit with the Dylusions Postbox Red along with some Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist Antique Gold mist.  I also altered the gates with the same mists.







Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you're all  inspired to get a kit and create some great Halloween memories!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Steampunk Halloween ~Craft Hoarders Anonymous~

Hi Everyone,  Welcome to Challenge #18 ~Layer It~ for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Challnege

One good way to use your hoard is to use lots of it all at once.  So, let's see those layers!  We need to see at LEAST THREE LAYERS on your project.  Drag out all of that hoarded paper or those embossing folders that are in the back of the drawer.  Use those stamps, dies, and punches.  Show us the layers!

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Lindy's Stamp Gang, a $30 gift certificate to the Lindy's Stamp Gang store.


Here's my Design Team project for this challenge.  I used a beautiful photo of a little steampunk girl and decided to alter some of the metal sheets from Add A Little Dazzle (Our other sponsor for this month).  I altered them with an embossing folder first, and then used some Ranger Patinas (Earth, Antiqued Copper, and Rust) to compliment the photo.  I also used some G45 papers from my hoard!




Challenge Rules can be found here Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog.  Make sure to visit your other Design Team members to see their wonderful projects for this challenge!

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel (Blog Owner)
Karen Zueger (You Are Here)
Pam Bray
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement
Wendy Hatter Robinson

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you're inspired to join in on this fun challenge!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

I Love Us ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing a Design Team project for Scraps of Darkness using the amazing September Kit "Transition".  For this project I used the beautiful Prima "Forever Green" Paper Collection.





Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you enjoy and are inspired to grab on of these awesome kits from Scraps Of Darkness!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

~Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog~ Challenge #17

Welcome, This is Challenge #17 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Challenge #17 is Happy Fall, Y'all!

Many of us like to purchase NEW seasonal products EVERY year.  What happened to last year's Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving products?  We HOARD them!  Drag out those hoarded Fall-themed items and create a project to share with us!  You can make something for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any other Fall or harvest celebration!  There are 3 sponsors this month!

Polly's Paper Studio

Esty Shop:  http://www.esty.com/shop/pollyspaper
Blog:  http://pollyspaper.wordpress.com/

One lucky winner will receive this prize donated by Pollys Paper Studio






Add A Little Dazzle
Website:  http://www.addalittledazzle.com/


Lindy's Stamp Gang
Website:  http://lindystampgang.com

Here's my project for this challenge.  I used one of the amazing digis from Polly's Paper Studio.  I added a little sign for the crow to hold from the paper collection I used.



Challenge Rules are Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge  and be sure to visit your Design Team and check out what they have created to share for the challenge, here's the links for you.

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel (Blog Challenge Owner)
Karen Zueger (You are here)
Pam Bray
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement
Wendy Hatter Robinson


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're inspired to join in on the challenge with us!!