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!!






Sunday, October 5, 2014

Waterfall Folio ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Sharing another DT project for Scraps Of Darkness.  It's another waterfall folio I made using the September Kit "Transition".  For this project I used the Prima "Forever Green" paperline from the kit.  I love stripes and script paper so I couldn't resist using these for the folio!  For the cover I used the beautiful Providence (Basil) vine from Prima along with the Prima Hillsboro (Allspice) collection of cute little black, white, and beige flowers..just perfect with these papers!






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

Waterfall Folio ~Scraps of Darkness~

Hi Again,  Today I'm sharing another DT project using Scraps of Darkness September Kit "Transition".  For this project I decided to make a folio using the tutorial from Ginger (My Sister's Scrapper) on pinterest.  This is such a fun project..I hope you're inspired like I was to create!  I used the Moxxie's Autumn Glory paperline fromt the kit for this folio.  The large flowers on the cover is from Prima's Fairfield (Cinnamon) collection along with Petaloo's Darjeeling (Teastained) small butterflies also from the kit.







Friday, October 3, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness Reveal Day

Hi Everyone, Today I'm sharing a DT project I did using the beautiful "Transitions" kit from this month.  We'll take you right from summer into Fall with the September kit!  Check out Scraps of Darkness main kit and add-on kits right here.



Here's my 1st layout using the kit (this layout is my take on a sketch from Sketchabilities  #105.  It's wonderful to be back creating with the team after a break for the summer!  I'll be creating more projects with this kit so stayed tuned!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you enjoy and grab a kit to create some beautiful Fall project!!




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