Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"One Of A Kind" Challenge ~Imaginarium Designs with Page Drafts

Hi Everyone,  Today I'm sharing a DT project for Imaginarium Designs which is sponsoring an awesome Mother's Day "One Of A Kind" Challenge with Page Drafts!!  Come join in out the fun..lots of prizes to be won!!

Here's my project for the challenge.  I used lots of beatuiful chipboard from Imaginarium Designs for this project..just love how it turned out!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Happiness ~Scraps of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Today I'm sharing another DT project for Scraps Of Darkness using their amazing April Kit "His and Hers".  I'm so in love with this kit, Mel's done it again!!  For this project I used both lines of paper from the kit and I also used Shanna's wonderful little tutorial for using the metal tag.  Here's a link if your interested Scraps Of Darkness.  This is a photo of my dd Jenn's bestie with her new husband!

Thanks for letting me share with you today and I hope you've enjoyed and are inspired to get one of these awesome kits and create some great memories with it!!

Scraps of Darkness ~Guest Designer Call~

Scraps of Darkness is looking for talented artists to design with our Mixed Media Scrapbook kits.  We are currently seeking designers for guest spots on our team.

Do you enjoy working with the latest CHA releases, top of the line scrapbook and mixed media products and unique treasures?  If so, then this call is for you!

As a Guest Designer for Scraps of Darkness you will be working with our monthly kit(s) and providing inspiration for our club members and potential club members.

Responsibilities Include--

-3 projects completed with our kit during the month(s) you are guest designing
-Join our Facebook Group and post your projects there, and answer any questions our group members may have for you
-Check in regularly with our Design Team forum (on Facebook) during your Guest Design term.
-You must maintain an active blog and post your project there on time, in addition to Facebook posts.

What you will receive in return for your commitment--

-You will receive the entire main kit along with one of our kit add-ons free and shipped at no charge to you
-Your bio, headshot, and a link to your blog on our website and blog, and you will be included in any Scraps Of Darkness Design Team related promotions that occur during your Guest term.

This call is open to us and international applicants

How to apply

-Please send all applications to
-Inlcude your full name, address, email and phone number
-Include links to your blog, online galleries, and resume, if you have one (resume is not required, but it doesn't hurt)
-Submit 3 recent and or new projects that demonstrate your style and tecnique
-Sign up on our Facebook group and start chatting!  This is an important part of being on our team, and we want to get to know you better!
-Please list all current Design Team commitments that you have

Note:  Scraps of Darkness designers are exclusive to us.  You may design for manufacturers, local stores, challenge sites, but no other kit clubs or sites that sell their own kit are to be promoted or advertised while you are Guest Designing for us, please.

Applications must be received by May 12, 2014.  You will be contacted via email if you are selected.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness ~His & Hers April Kit~ Reveal Day~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Today I'm sharing a couple of DT projects for Scraps Of Darkness using the beautiful April Kit "His and Hers".  A match made in heaven...our April Kit features two of the most gorgeous collections out there right now: Prima's Cartographer and Stationer's Desk!  We're calling this kit "His and Hers", the perfect marriage of elegant masculine and femine collections.  The possibilities of what you can do with this kit are endless.  We are honored to bring you this vintage inspired kit, and truly hope you will enjoy creating with it!

Here's a couple of projects I created with this amazing kit!  The first project is a layout using the gorgeous sketch our ever-talented Suepup created for the kit.  I just loved using the combo of the two collections for this project..Mel's done it again and created an amazing kit to work with!

For my second project I altered the Tim Hotlz Configuration Book from the Creativity Add-On Kit.  I spent some time in Paris years ago and some of the images and papers reminded me of Paris so I did a little book for my memories in France.  I altered the little bottles with some Range Alcohol Inks and I love how aged they came out.

Thanks so much for dropping by and taking a peek and I hope you enjoy and are inspired to get one of these incredible kits and start creating memories with it!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sketch Challenge With A Twist

Good Morning Everyone!  I hope you all had a blessed and happy Easter!  Today is the start of Challenge #6 - Sketch Challenge With A Twist at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!!  For this challenge use the sketch below as inspiration for creating your project.  You can modify the sketch to create a card, scrapbook layout, altered canvas, mini book cover, and so on.  Now, for the TWIST!  You must search your hoard and find 1 item that is OLD and one item that is NEW and use both of them on your project.  Show us how you combine older itmes from your stash with something recently purchased!

Here's my DT project for this challenge.  For this layout I used the beautiful and colorful Ki "A Color Story Page Kit"paper collection from Hampton Art and I loved using the butterfly stamps from Hampton Art..just perfect for the effect I was looking for!  My OLD items were the black & pink flowers and the NEW was the beautiful butterfly stamps from Gloria!

Challenge Rules are HERE.  Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Make sure you visit the rest of the Design Team to check out what they have to share!
Gloria Stengel (Blog Owner)
Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Hampton Art who is our sponsor this month!  Please Note: Since this is such a large prize, we will only pick one prize for April.  We will chose from the entries to both April challenges and announce the winner on May 7th!

Products Used:
Ki "A Color Story Page Kit" (Hampton Art)
Clear Stamps-Butterflies (Hampton Art)
Recollections-Coordinating Embellishments (Flowers)
Tim Holtz Ornate Plates, Enameled Tags
Prima "Floral Rose" Stencil

Thanks for letting me share with you and hope to see your work with this fun challenge!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Little Steampunk & Vintage ~Imaginarium Designs~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing a couple of DT projects for Imaginarium Designs!  My first project is a layout using the Bicycle -Small, the 21 Stars On Board, and the skeleton of the Moroccan  chipboard from Imaginarium Designs.  For this layout I used a tutorial from my friend Miranda and put my touches on it for a masquline layout and love how it turned out!!  To alter the chipboard I inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo and then applied some black ink to add a real vintage feel to the pieces.  After that I touched them up with a bit of Inka Gold Metallic Rub (Copper) which I also rubbed on all the metal pieces on the canvas.  For this project I used the beautiful Kaisercraft "Art For Life" Paper Collection and Tim Holtz Ornate Plates, stamps, and film strip along with Prima Metal Pipes and Hampton Arts "News Flash" stamp.

For my second project I did a small Steampunk canvas.  For this project I used the chipoard phrase "A Dream Is A Wish Our Hearts Make", the skeleton from the Moroccan, and the 21 Stars On A Board from Imaginarium Designs.  To alter the pieces I used Inca Gold Mettalic Rub - green and copper.  I used a small canvas that I adhered Tim Holtz "Halloween" Paper Collection to.  I also used some metal gears that I found at Michaels along with some Prima Metal from the Sunrise/Sunset Collection.  I also included several antique watch pieces.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you're inspired to create with some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard!!  Don't forget to go to Imaginarium Designs Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some amazing chipboard!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

CHAGB Challenge #5 Pick A Stamp, Any Stamp

Hi Sweet Friends and welcome to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog's Challenge #5 Pick A Stamp, Any Stamp.

You don't have to be a card maker to hoard stamps!  With the popularity of pocket-style scrapbooking and the explosion of journaling stamps on the market, many scrapbookers have also become stamp hoarders.  Plus, digital stamps are more popular than ever!  I am sure that most of us have at least one stamp in our stash!  You may "collect" wood mounted stamps, clear stamps, cling rubber, or even digital!  Get one out, dust if off, and make it the STAR of your project!  We want ot see a stamp (senitment, word art, image, etc.) as the focal point of your project!  Feel free to use more than one stamp, but you must have AT LEAST ONE stamped item on your project!
Hampton Arts is our sponsor for April and one talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Hampton Arts!  The GoGo Crafter rooling tote is collapsible, allowing it to be shipped and stored flat.  It comes with two wheels and a sturdy retractable handle for transporting.  It also has interior dividers that are adjustable, removable, two interior pockets, 3 exterior side pockets for supplies and a zippered front area.  The tote can hold enough itmes for an evening crop or be a helpful "companion" at trade shows or expos.  Hampton Art founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, has been inspiring stampers, crafters, and paper craft enthusiats for over 20 years.  One of the earliest "art stamp: companies, Hampton Art has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, etc.

Challenge rules can be found here Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Here's my project for this Challenge.  I did a layout using Hampton Arts "News Flash" stamp as my focal point.

Materials Used:
Authentique "Abroad" Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Distressed Flowers Die Cut
Hampton Arts "News Flash" Stam
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tim Hotlz Weatherd Clock Die Cut
Tim Holtz Gears Die Cut
Tim Holtz Clocks and Hands
Old subway coins

Be sure to drop by the Design Team Blogs to see everyone's inspirational projects!!  Here's the links.

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel
Karen Zueger (You Are Here)
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement