Monday, July 21, 2014

Challenge #12 ~Who's The Boss~

Welcome Sweet Friends,  This is Challenge #12 ~Who's The Boss~ for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Show some embossing on your challenge.  You can use dry or wet embossing.  You can use an embossing folder or a stencil.  You can emboss with embossing paste or embossing powder.  You can even crete something with ultra-thick embossing enamel.  You probably have some sort of embossing apparatus in your hoard!  Pull these embossing tools out and put them to use!

One lucky winner will receive this prize package, donated by Crafters's Companion, Spectrum Noir.


Here's my DT project for this challenge.  I used an image from a friend on Creative Souls named Teddi, her ditigal work is just amazing.  For this project I used some Imaginarium Designs chipboard that I embossed.  I used lots of Tim Holtz's new Tissue Tape and some stencils from my local scrapbook store.  So much fun!





And here's another project using the products from our sponsor.  I received the cute little ballerina stamp, the beautiful butterfly embossing folder, the ultr smooth white chardstock, and PP1, FS6, and TN2 Spectrum Noir alcohol pins.


Challenge Rules are here Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see their projects for this challenge..here's the links.

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel (Blog Owner)
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Materials Used:
Bo Bunny "Et Cetra" Paper Line
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Twilight Bronse Slate" Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Vintage Photo, Frayed Cordaroy"
Stencils
Inka Gold, Green, Copper, and Steel Blue Metallic Rubs

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog ~Challenge #11~

Welcome Sweet Friends,  This is Challenge #11 - Tag, You're It"

The challenge this time is to use a tag on your project.  Create a handmade gift tag.  Create a tag mini album.  Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card.  You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template.  Tags of all sizes!  As long as your project contains some kind of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along.

Our sponsors this month are Crafter's Companion, Spectrum Noir!
http://www.crafterscompanion.com/
http://crafterscompanion.blogspot.com/

Crafter's Companion brings you the products to make crafting a little bit easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more!  Crafter's Companion produces a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft products.  Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices!  Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion.  The range combines affordability with veratility across a vast color spectrum, designed specifically for the crafting market.  Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol markers and colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.

http://www.spectrumnoir.com/
http://spectrumnoir.com/blog/

One lucky winner with receive this awesome prize, donated by Crafter's Companion, Spectrum Noir!



Here's my Design Team project for the challnge.  I created a vintage post card tag which I altered with some Vintage Photo Ink and the Specturm Noir pen and I love how it turned out.  This is a photo of my youngest grandsons Ethan and Elias.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I can't wait to see everyone's creations with tags!!






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

Be sure to drop by the rest of the Design Team to see what everyone has created!!

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com (Blog Owner)
http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement






Monday, June 30, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog ~Glamour Shots Of Hoard And Tips~

Welcome Sweet Friends,  This is challenge #11 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

The challenge is to share your hoard and some storage tips with a glamour shot.  Today I'm sharing some shots of my little studio and some tips for storing my hoard of supplies.  I love old funky antiques and have used some in my studio.  For all my alcohol inks and paints I've used an old printer's tray I've had for some time.



On my desk (which is an antique French Country Kitchen Table) I have a 5-tray antique bread baking pan set that is attached and I just love using it for all my "special" small flowers.


I also love hand thrown ceramics.  Here on the Lost Coast we have many talented artisians and I picked up some from our Summer Arts Festival this spring that I am using for all my brushes etc.


Behind my desk I have a shelve of old redwood with some shabby chic brackets.  I've used some old cd shelves for some of my tapes, metal pieces, and mists.



And here's a glamour shot of my studio.


One lucy winner will receive this amazing prize donated by Gloria!!


Challenge Rules are here Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Make sure to link your project using the link tool on theCraft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Be sure to visit the other features Design Team Members to see their Glamour Shots!!
Amber Milone
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Kathy Clement

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see your hoard and storage tips!!




Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hank ~Tim Holtz~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing a project I did using tons of my favorite things..all Tim Holtz!!  I had some time this afternoon and had a lot of fun just doing a layout for myself.  This is a photo of my dd Jenn's bestie's little man..Hank!  I used some metal subway tickets and bolts that I altered with some Ranger Patinas to add to the vintage feel I was going for.




Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you've enjoyed!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous & Stencil Girl Blog Hop

This week the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog is changing it up...with a blog hop!  Challenge 10 is ready at CHACB but we are doing things a bit differently this time!  We are doing a week-long blog hop with Stencil Girl!!



Each day this week you will visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog to see the fabulous designs of the CHACB team, and then you will visit the Stencil Girl Blog to see what their team is doing!  For the blog hop order, see the end of the post.

NOW FOR THE CHALLENGE!  CHALLENGE #10 - SPRAY IT!  PAINT I! SMEAR IT! EMBOSS IT!

Show us your inner mixed media diva!  Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk and whatever messy media you can find!  Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff" and use it up!  There's a messy-maker hiding in all of you!  Let her/him out to play!

Here's my project for this challenge.  I did a couple of small canvas pieces with some vintage ladies.

I first gessoed the canvas pieces and then used some light moulding paste with the beautiful Peacock Stencil from Stencil Girl..so much fun.  After that dried I started misting with some Lindy's Stamp Gang "Tainted Love Teal" and "Red Hot Poker Orange" and love the effect with the stencil.  I than gathered up some of my metal hoard and altered the pieces with some Ranger Patinas "Vertigris" and "Aged Bronze".  I also misted some white flowers with the Tainted Love Teal and Red Hot Poker Orange.  I added some hot air balloons for a bit of contrast.  I also used "white" WorldWin Paper behind the images to matt the photo paper and used my heating tool to "crack" the photo paper.





Rememeber you have 2 weeks to play in the new challenge!  CHALLENGE #10 CLOSES JUNE 29th AT MIDNIGHT PT.  Link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

One talented participant will receive the prize, donated by Stencil Girl and WorldWin Papers, our sponsors for the month.

WorldWin Papers offers extraordinary paper, cardstock, and envelopes for all paper crafting applications.  We have teamed up with leading paper suppliers from around the world to bring some of the most colorful, elegant, and sophisticated paper lines available to the craft market.  All of our papers provide exceptional quality and design - perfect for scrapbooking, card making, rubber stamping, and paper crafting.  You can visit their website here WorldWin Papers.

StencilGirl Stencils are made by artisits for artists.  Unique designs for people who love stencils like we love stencils.  Owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw.  Visit the StencilGirl Website and StencilGirls Talk Blog.



For this week here are the links to visit:
June 16:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
StencilGirl Talk Blog
Janet Joehlin
Michael Trent

June 17:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idet
Stencil Girl Talk
Mary C Nasser
Jennifer Priest

June 18:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog
Ginny Nemchak
Glenda Brooks
Stencil Girl Talk Blog
Gwen LaFleur
Linda Kittmer

June 19:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog
Gloria Stengel
Jan Marie Ennenga
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Stencil Girl Talk
Carolyn Dube
Maria McGuire

June 20:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog
Kathy Clement
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Stencil Girl Talk Blot
Kirsten Reed
Leslie Tucker Jenison





Monday, June 2, 2014

CHACB June 2 Challenge

Welcome,  it's time for another challenge at  Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  This is Challenge #9 - FOLD IT.


Use some sort of a "fun fold" on your project.  You can make a fun fold card, a pop up card, an expolsion box, or other type of project that makes use of folded cardstock or paper.  You can chare some folding techniques that are perfect for scrapbooking layouts or mixed media pieces.  Create a mini album with a folded binding.  Fold some ribbon to make pleats.  De-hoard those supplies and show us your folds--paper folds that is!

Our sponsors for this month are Worldwin papers and StencilGirl and here is the prize.  StencilGirl has stencils made by artists for artists.  Unique designs for people who LOVE stencils..like we love stencils.  Owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw.  Visit their website Stencil Girl Products for more information.  WorldWin Paper offers extraordinary paper, cardstock and envelopes for all paper crafting applications.  We have teamed up with leading paper suppliers from around the world to bring some of the most colorful and elegant and sophisticated paperlines available to the craft market.  All of our papers provide exceptional quality and design - perfect for scrapbooking, card making, rubber stamping, and paper crafting.  Visit their website WorldWin Papers for more information.





Here's my Design Team Project for this Challenge.  I altered a G45 box with a small mini album and this folded tag booklet for my Mother to treasure some photos of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the beach.



Challenge Rules can be found here Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the CHACB.  Make sure to visit your Design Team to check out what they have done to share!

Here's the links to the Design Team
Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel - Blog Owner
Karen Zueger (You Are Here)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Materials Used:
WorldWin Papers
Graphic 45 - By The Sea Collection
Graphic 45 - Staples Matchbox

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog ~Challenge #8~

Welcome!  This is Challenge #8 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!


This challenge is "Show Us Some Metal Or Glass".  Do you hoard gears, pins, brads, eyelets, and other metal do-dads?  Do you have a thing for tiny light bulbs and glass vials?  Do junk drawers make you giddy?  Do you hang out in office supply stores so you can score funky paperclips?  Do bottle caps make you swoon?  Dig through your hoard to find something metal or glass (or both) and make a project to share!

Our sponsors this month are Really Resonable Ribbon and Sin City Stamps.  Here's the prizes from these companies.





Here's my Design Team Project for this Challenge.  I did a Mixed Media Layout and I used some of the beautiful April Ribbon Club Assortment "Gray and Yellow Mix ribbon from RRR and the "Let The Adventure Begin" stamp from Sin City Stamps along with several metal pieces.



Challenge rules are HERE.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the CHACB site.

Be sure to visit your Design Team to check out what they have created to share!  Here's the links:

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel (Blog Owner)
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Here's the direct links to Sin City Design Team:
Sin City Stamps
Karen Lackey
Robin Redd
Peggy Oliver
Lisa Mita
Barbara Rankin

Materials Used:
American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Collection
Bo Bunny - Our Lil Monster
Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Remnant Rubs - "Life Quotes"




Thursday, May 8, 2014

~Imaginarium Designs~

Hi Again Sweet Friends,  Today I'm sharing a couple of DT projects forImaginarium Designs!

This will be my last post for Imaginarium Designs as I need to step down from the team, need some time with the family.  I've loved every minute of being on the team and will miss all the sweet and talented ladies I've worked with...thanks again Jane and Nat for this awesome time with you!!

I've been pretty sick with a head and chest cold so for these projects I went simple with the chipboard and used some Tim Holtz "Black Soot" for both projects and I love how they turned out.  I used one of the new banners, Loolabele's Chevrons, and the Capturing The Moment Phrase.  This layout is of my Grandson Zach and his little brother with their new puppies..so cute!!



For my second project I used the new "Good Ol'Sports" paper line from Graphic 45 for a mini album that I'm working on for my eldest Grandson Kenneth.  I still have photos to add but here's a photo of the cover and some pages using the chipboard from Imaginarium Designs such as Memories Last Forever Phrase, Isobel Lower Case Alphas, and 21 Stars On A Board, and Loolabele's Love Arrows.  I also used lots of tags and twine in this project.









Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you've enjoyed!  Don't forget to go to Imaginarium Designs Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some awesome chipboard!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

~Challenge #7 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Welcome, this is Challenge #7 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  This challenge is called "Ribbon, Lace, and Twine, Oh My"!

Show us your fiber side!  Use ribbon, lace, or twine on your project.  Dig into your hoard and share how crative you can be with fibers!  You may use ribbon, lace, twine, embroidery floss, string, yarn, fabric, etc.  As long as you have something in the "ribbon" family on your project, you are good to go!

Our sponsors for the two May challenges are Really Reasonable Ribbon and Sin City Stamps.  One talented participant will receive these prizes, donated by Sin City and Really Reasonable Stamps!



Here's Sin City Stamps link for the blog hop!
Barbara Rankin
Karen Lackey
Linda Hess
Lisa Mita
Peggy Oliver
Robin Redd

Here's my DT project for this challenge.


Challenge Rules are here: Gloria Designs Challenge.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Make sure to visit our Design Team to check out what they have done to share!

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel (Blog Owner)
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Materials Used:  Cardstock - Olive, Slate, and Ivory
Prima 12 x 12 stencil - Floral Rose
Shimmerz Dazzlers - Lemon Drop

Thanks for dropping by and taking a peek and I hope you've enjoyed and are inspired to create a fun project for this challenge!