Monday, March 3, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challege Blog ~Challenge #3 - Vintage or Retro Style~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Welcome to Challenge #3 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!!

Challenge #3 is a challenge to create something "Vintage or Retro".  Graphic 45 is our sponsor for this month, so let's see what you can make in a vintage or retro style.  Do you hoard lace or vintage hat pins?  Do you snap up all the postcards at yard sales?  Do you love mid-century modern?  Do you long for avocado appliances and orange shag carpets?  Show your vintage or retro spin on a paper crafting project.

One lucky winner will receive this prize donated by our sponsor for March, Graphic 45!  Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company - owed and operated by a mother (Diane Schultz) and her 2 daughters (Aimee and Charee Filimoehala).  Together they create vintage-inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920s and 30s - with vibrant color, irresistible texture, and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar.  Let their products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album, or home decor project.  Please visit the Graphic 45 website or facebook page for more information.

How fun is favorite things!!  For this project I decided to use Graphic 45's 12 x 12 Matchbook Box and alter it to sort of a travel keepsake box with some Tim Hotlz Feet, which includes a mini album and some postcards.  I love using G45 and Tim Holtz together so I decided to use papers from two of his collections and I found myself thinking of a family from the States moving to Paris to open a that's what I created a kind of memory box to have on a desk in the library, and had so much fun with it that I hated to quit!!!  Here's a couple of photos of the Matchbook Box

And now I'd like to share the cover of the mini album and inside pages.  Hope you enjoy!!

Materials I used:
Ranger Patinas Earth, Verdigris, Moss
Tim Holtz Distress Stains Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Folk Art Paint Raw Umber
Graphic 45 12 x12 matchbox box
Graphic 45 metal pieces
Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Destinations Paper Collection and stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Time Pieces-Clock Face and game spinners
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Ornate Plates
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal Type Charms (new oval ones)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Alteration-Vintage Valise Die Cut
Imaginarium Designs "Travel" chipboard

Challenge Rules are HERE.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Here's the Design Team list for you to visit and see what everyone else has created for this Challenge.
Donna Idlet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel
Karen Zueger YOU ARE HERE
Pam Brey
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement
Tammy Bennett

Thanks again for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you enjoy!!  Good luck to everyone!!


  1. Woozer, you rocked this challenge...I am love with your travel box and your journal is beyond amazing....Love all the vintage/retro elements...It sure has inspired me.

  2. This is truly a thing of beauty! I love that you just breezed right through a whole album to go inside this beautifully decorated box. Amazing!

  3. I cannot tell you how much I love this project. I have no words. That box alone is wonderful, but that mini and double wowza!

  4. Not one but 2 pieces!!!! You totally outdid yourself. This is so awesome (I'm kind of coveting it)

  5. You are awesome! Love both of your projects!

  6. Karen your box and mini album are beautiful, you really out did yourself!

  7. You did a great job here, love it ! Althought I never make vintage projects, I SO love to see them.

  8. Love, love, love this fabulously vintage mini! All those amazing images, thoughtful touches. It's beautiful!

  9. Holy smokes! Your project is AWESOME!! Loving all the details. It is top notch!

    Have a wonderful week!

  10. love the match box and your mini album is fantastic--Graphic 45 are such great products to work with . Thanks for sharing. Love your lettering on your blog --very pretty and refreshing

  11. Amazing. . .I'm lost in the journey as well and feel like this fictional family is part of my family! You've told the story so well with your incredible work of art!! So much detail and so "authentic." Great work!

  12. Amazing matchbox and album! I love how the paperlines coordinate with eachother. The old photos are just terrific and the details are eqsuisite!