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 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:

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


  1. This is so beautiful, Karen. I love the mini folder inside the larger one. And the images and embellies you've used are just perfect. It's such a fun, feminine project!

  2. Love the layered folders. What a fantastic project you created.

  3. Who would guess this delightful album started life as a file folder!

  4. OMG, I really love your file folder album. It is so full of vintage goodness and lots to look at and enjoy. I am so happy to be hopping along with you today!

  5. I cannot get over how awesome this is! You did such a wonderful job! I am in awe!

  6. What a fun project. Very vintage look and feel to it.

  7. Very pretty! I love the vintage feel of this and your embellishments are perfect.

  8. Another gorgeous Mini Album with a fun vintage sewing theme, I am so glad we got to hop with you all today and admire your work! TFS

  9. beautiful mini album love vintage feel with buttons pictures flowers embelishments awesome!

  10. Great project! I really love those papers!!

  11. Your mini album is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Great colors, images and papers. Thanks for a great blog hop!

  12. This is so a gorgeous album! I love it! Very soft and romantic colors. Thanks for the great photos. Have a nice day!~kim

  13. Karen, this is really a very nice project and the buttons do add to the overall wonderfulness of it... but the main thing is that you have put your heart into this.... and it shows... Love it all.. very nicely created...I really love to use clip too... and you have done a great job with the pieces your have chosen... NICE ART!!!! Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

  14. This is lovely to look at, over and over again! There are so many great vintage details and you have done a great job putting it all together.

  15. Excellent mini album, I love all of the beautiful elements you used to create this.


  16. Woozer, love the Mini Folder Album, your project is amazing!!! Just love all the creative dimensions you used on your project.