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


  1. This layout is so beautiful!! I adore it!

  2. This is one beautiful piece! I love everything about it! There is so much attention to detail and that's why I don't scrapbook!

  3. I really love this layout! All the details are just wonderful!

  4. Karen, this is so gorgeous! I absolutely love it! All the wonderful layers, tags, chipboard....just wonderfully vintage!

  5. Loved how you used the combination of embellishments to give this layout so much pizzazz. Good job!

  6. Fabulous LO! Love all the details.

  7. Gorgeous layout, love all the stamping and layering of papers, so much the layout

  8. Wowzer powzers! From that darling little karate kid to your absolutely stunning design and embellishments, this layout is a knockout!!

  9. Karen, I love every detail of your layout!

  10. Beautiful lay out, love the details. ~Diane

  11. I want to sit and stare at this for a while. All the amazing layers! And the colors you love love! Great job this week, Karen!

  12. This is crazy good. Love the masculine details and the color scheme. So cool to look at

  13. Wow, this is just stunning. What a fabulous layout, I just can't stop looking at all the wonderful embellishments and details you did on it.
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. :D

  14. What at stunning LO. LOVE all your layers and the fabulous mix of dies you used. Off to pin!

  15. Every layout you do is a work of art...this one knocks my socks off. The sepia colors are really gorgeous!!! So many details I don't know where to look first. So wonderful the feel you've captured is vintagy and fabulous!!!

  16. What a stunning page. Great details :)