Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Home Sweet Home" ~Scraps Of Darkness"

Hi Sweet Friends, This evening I'm sharing another Design Team Project for Scraps Of Darkness using the beautiful November Kit "Serenade".  I love the Blue Fern paper collection in the kit and just couldn't resist doing one more shabby chic romantic layout.  I used a couple of stencils from Prima with some moulding paste for the background.  Sorry the photos a little dark but it's a dark rainy day here..but we need it so bad I'll take it.  I hope you enjoy and are inspired to grab a kit and create some wonderful memories for your family!!






Monday, December 15, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous ~Challenge #22~

Welcome, this is Challenge #22 "Have A Nice Trip" for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Many of us travel around the holidays, so let's celebrate our adventures!  Dig into your hoard and find some items that are vacation themed.  Do you have a hoard of cruise ship ephemra?  Do you have a box of transportation stamps?  Do you have a hoard of camping-themed papers?  Or piles of Disney embellishments?  Show them off!  Create a vacation or travel-themed project for us!

This month's sponsor is:

One lucky winner will receive this prize package, donated by Spellbinders!


Here's my Design Team Project for this Challenge.  This is a photo of my niece's little guy on their trip to the Christmas Tree Farm.  I used the beautiful Spellbinder's "Build A Wreath" Die Cut.  This will be my last project for Gloria and I just want to say what an honor it has been to be on your team Gloria, I love you and thank you for everything!!!



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.  Make sure to visit your Design Team and check out what they have done to share with you for this Challenge!  Here's the links:

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

Supplies Used:
Carta Bella "Warm and Cosy" Paperline
Spellbinder's "Build A Wreath" Die Cut
Kraft Tags From Michaels

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you're inspired to come join in on the fun for this Challenge!!  It's been fun and I will miss you all!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Sweet Love" ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Welcome, Today I'm sharing another design team project for Scraps Of Darkness using the beautiful November Kit "Serenade".  I couldn't resist doing another romantic shabby chic layout with this amazing kit!!  This is a photo of my hubby's best friend's son and his wife..they're expecting and had a photo shot.  I did a lot of layering for this one and loved the colors with this photo and used the absolutely beautiful Blue Fern papers from the kit.



Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you're inspired to grab one of these beautiful kits to create some treasured memories for your family!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness Reveal Day "November Kit" ~Serenade~

Welcome Sweet Friends,  Scraps Of Darkness November Kit "Serenade" is here and it's a fantastically beautiful kit!!  It's full of Blue Fern Studio's "Sanctuary" Paper Collection along with Bo Bunny's "Rose Cafe" Paper Collection and tons of pretty goodies!!


Here's my first Design Team Project using the "Serenade" kit.  This kit just screamed shabby chic to me so I gave it a go!  This is a layout using some photos of my niece and her family from a photo shoot this Fall.  I used the amazing Blue Fern Studios "Sanctuary" papers for this project along with some of the Dovercraft "Curiosity Corner" paper flowers and some of the beautiful canvas flowers from Prima included in the floral add-on.  I also used the Prima Shabby Chic Treasures door locks from the kit.  To alter the chipboard from Blue Fern I used the Bo Bunny "Bronze" spray and the StazOn Black Cherry from the kit.





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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog ~Tis The Season - Winter Holiday Theme~

Hi Sweet Friends,  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we sure did!

Welcome, this is Challenge 21 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Out first December challenge is "Celebrate The Season"!  Raise your hand if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items!  Who has a drawer full of "retired" holiday paper or embellishments?  Who goes crazy over candy cane ribbon or the sparkly embellishments?  Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us.  We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year's, or other holiday celebration projects, or any winter themed projects.  Celebrate the season with us!!  This month's sponsor is Spellbinders.


One lucky winner will receive this awesome prize package, donated by Spellbinders.



Here's my Design Team Project for this challenge.  I used the beautiful Dimensional Snowflake die cut from Spellbinders for this project.  I had a hoard of Bo Bunny Christmas papers left over and made a tag using them for this project.  I then topped the snowflake with some white glitter.


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.  Make sure to visit your Design team to check out what they've done to share with you for this Challenge.  Here's the links for you.

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

Products Used:
Bo Bunny "Woodland Winter" Papers
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mists - Antique Gold and Gold Foil
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Stickles - White

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed and are inspired to join us for this Holiday Challenge!!




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!