Monday, September 15, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #16

Welcome, this is Challenge#16 - Who Loves School and Office Supplies here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Most paper crfters also love school and office supplies!  We love crayons, markers, shaped paper clips, notepads folders, and more!  If you hoard school and office products get them out!  Use them up!  Use at least one ite that's really a school or office supply on your project.

One lucky winner will receive this prize package..a $30 gift certificate, donated by Lindy's Stamp Gang!!


This month's challenge sponsors are Heartfelt Creations, Crafty Secrets, and Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Here's some information and links to our sponsors.

HEARTFELT CREATIONS is a leading rubber stamp and scrapbook manufacter for the craft industry.  Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply Manufacturing Rubber Stamps.  In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartflet Creations.  Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies, and designer papers.  Many of their stamps coordinate with their exclusive Spellbinders dies.  The innovation of their stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Their designer papers are designed to coordinate with their product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

Heartfelt Creations (Website)
Heartfelt Creations (Blog)

CRAFTY SECRETS/HEARTWARMING VINTAGE Company is owned and operated since 1993 by Sandy Redburn, who started our publishing supplier resource and marketing books for professional crafters and small businesses.  Over the years the business evolved to focus on Sandy's passion for antiques, vintage images, paper ephemera and old books which became the basis for the Heartwarming Vintage Collection of paper art products and Clear Art Stamps.  Sandy has a blog and writes an online newsletter which has over 12,000 subscribers as well as an e-newsletter for retailers of their products.  Be sure to join in the fun with their monthly Blog Linky Party, the 1st Monday of each month.  They invite you to upload your Craft Secrets creations for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in their online store and every participant receives a $6 shopping credit.

Crafty Secrets (Website)
Crafty Secrets (Blog)

LINDY'S STAMP GANG.  Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned with vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more!  Lindy's Stamp Gang is the creative "baby" of Lindy Plakinger.  She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness.  She was a self made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters!  One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the United States demo-ing to her heart's content with her sister and giggle parnter, Viccki!  Lindy's Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope and dream.  Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive.  Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a "jar filler" in the background of Lindy's Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes!  For more Lindy's Stamp Gang please visit:

Lindy's Stamp Gang (Website)
Lindy's Stamp Gang (Blog)

Here's my project for this challenge.  I used a couple of shaped paper clips, staples, and tags and lots of Crafty Secret ephemera images.  This is a tag booklet that I learned from Paula Cheney at One Lucky Day on Pinterest.



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 make sure to visit your Design Team to check out what inspiration they have to share!

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #15

Welcome Everyone, This is challenge #14 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  This challenge is called "All The Pretty Flowers"!  This challenge is for all you flower hoarders!  Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers, maybe you hoard flower punches or dies.  Maybe you hoard flower stamps.  "Dig" out those flowers and use them on your project for this challenge.

There are two prizes for this challenge, donated by


Here's my DT project for this challenge:




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 Blog.

Also don't forget to visit your Design Team and check out what they have done to share!  Here's the links to the Design Team...enjoy!

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

Products Used:
Craft Secrets
Heartfelt Stamps - Butterflies

Monday, August 18, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog ~Challenge #14~

Welcome to challenge #14 ~Button Up~ at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!



Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders!  Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile.  If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard!  Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers!  Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!

This challenge is also a Blog Hope with Altered Pages!  Here's a little introduction for you!

Altereing your creativity - That's what we belive in at altered Pages.Com.  Our job is to supply you with inspiration and the tools to make it happen.  We enjoy the creative process of all skill levels and mediums.  So dive in and have fun with this challenge!  Both design teams are creating inspiring work to spark you into creating inspiring work to spark you into creating too!  Grab those bins and boxes, drag out your stash and let's go!

One lucky winner will receive this prize from Altered Pages!  Leave a comment and you will be entered into a random drawing for a blog prize - Japanese Oil Pastels and a huge ephemera package!!

Here's my DT project for this challenge blog hop.  I made a file folder mini album inside of a larger file folder from Heidi Swapp.  I used several images from Altered Pages for the pages and some buttons that I had in my hoard along with some stamp stickers of buttons from my Tim Holtz hoard as well!  Along with some sewing stickers as that also is the design team theme for this challenge..so fun!

This is a photo of the cover of the large file folder (from Heidi Swapp) which holds the file folder mini album.



Here's a few photos of the inside and pages of the mini album




Challenge Rules are 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.
Don't forget to visit your Design Team blogs and check out what they've done to share!

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

And here's Altered Pages Design Team links

Roni Johnson
Trisha Too
Daniella May
Stephanie Siatta
Tonya Trantham
Robin Horassian
Debi Tullier
Barbara Rankin
Lyneen Jesse

Supplies Used:
Altered Pages Emphera
Canvas Corp Black & White Kraft Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo & Soot Black)
Tim Holtz Button Stickers
File Folders
Heidi Swapp File Folder
Graphic 45 Flowers
Webster's Pages Journaling Pages

Monday, August 4, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous ~~Challenge #13~~

Welcome Sweet Friends, This is Challenge #13 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog ~~Let's Cycle..Up Cycle That Is~~

Being frugal and going green is what it's all about.  Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard.  Most crafters also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that.  Our mantra is "I can MAKE something with that!"  Now is your chance!  Up-cycle!

Our sponsers this month are Altered Pages and Canvas Corp.  This challenge is sponsored by Canvas Corp


One lucky winner will receive this prize donated by Gloria full of awesome Canvas Corp. goodies!




Here's my DT project for this challenge.  My re-cycling item was a Graphic 45 packaging from their brads.  I have been hoarding them forever and it was fun to use one!!  I used the fun 6 x 6 canvas and mini canvas from our sponsor Canvas Corp.  I also used some of the gorgeous papers from Canvas Corp..Black and Kraft along with some of the tags.  I used a vintage dress pattern that I altered with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and mists for behind the recycled G45 packaging.






Challenge Rules Are Here:  Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Rules.  Make sure to link your projects using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Here's the links to hop around and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for this challenge!

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

Products Used:  Flowers and Mini Rosebuds from I Am Roses
Canvas Corp Black and Kraft Paperline along with tags from the collection
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Key Holes and Keys
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Saffron and Woven Burlap mist
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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