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


  1. I love this! From one end to the other there is just so much to see. I love the little images and the colors are just amazing!

  2. This is such a clever design, and I love the tabs you used on top of each tag! I could look at this over and over again, and still find something new and wonderful to enjoy!

  3. I love this tag book! It so unique and full of wonderful images and embellishments! Great job

  4. This is so pretty Karen! I just love all the different images you collaged together. I could look at this over and over and find new fun pictures.

  5. Oh Karen... I love the pictures on this project... they are so very typical of kids and so adorable too... I simply love all the clip art and the way you have 'blended' them... and shown them off as a collage and also given each one it's own space.. .LOVE IT... great work/play... nice piece... Love, Light and Peace..Bonnie

  6. You used so of my all time favorite collage images on this project. I love it.
    Such a great piece of art.

  7. Wow, what a great project! So many wonderful images, the collage is just gorgeous! Love all your little angels! So sweet! :)

  8. Hi Karen! I just love your tag book. The pictures are absolutely adorable and love those papers. Beautifully done as always!

  9. Beautiful work, and love your choice of the children! This is a piece you can keep going back and looking at.

  10. ADORABLE. Those little kids are sweet. You are such a master at layering! I love this one! The tags are perfect!