Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WINNERS AND FAVORITES - Challenge #15

Welcome! Gloria here! I am so sorry to get the winners post up late today. I have been struggling with a migraine for the past few days. The weather here is extraordinarily hot and humid, something we are not used to. That sure plays havoc with my migraines! Anyway, better late than never...we are announcing our Challenge #15 Winner and Favorites!

We have two prizes this time! Therefore we will have TWO winners! WINNER #1 will receive this prize donated by Crafty Secrets.

And WINNER #2 will receive this prize, donated by Heartfelt Creations.



Take a look at our winners for Challenge #15 - All the Pretty Flowers!


#28 Sharon

The winner of the Crafty Secrets prize pack is Sharon, with this lovely card! The team loved the use of flowers and ribbon, plus the scripture word art and the lovely papers! The stitching was an added bonus! This card is clean, professional, and so very attractive! Congratulations, Sharon. Please email Gloria with your contact information so that she can send out your prize! (stengelgloria@gmail.com)


Our rules here at Craft Hoarders are that all winners must be in the continental USA. However, since the second prize is a gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations, and the winner would be responsible for her own shipping, we selected Rupa for our second winner! The team was blown away by this storage box that Rupa created from an old shoe box! You must see how she made this, especially the inside! Plus, those flowers are stunning! Rupa, please email Gloria with your contact information so that she can send out your gift code! (stengelgloria@gmail.com)

Now, on to the FAVORITES. We had 68 participants this time! Wow! You folks sure loved creating with flowers! The team was in a tizzy when it came time to pick our favorites. The list is long, and you will see why when you get a look at these projects! The favorites span all styles and the artists come from all over the world! 

Favorites, please grab your blinkie to wear on your blog to show everyone that you were picked as a Favorite here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! 


#12 Lula

#21 Jean

#22 Pamellia

#30 Camille

#47 Evelyn

#53 Mona

#57 Cara

#60 Sara

#65 Saba

We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our last challenge. We hope you had fun! Join us for Challenge #16 by visiting that post HERE

Monday, September 15, 2014

Challenge #16 - Who Loves School and Office Supplies?

Welcome to Challenge #16 here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! We will be announcing the Challenge #15 Winners and Favorites on September 17th. Check back to see if it's you!


Challenge #16 Who Loves School and Office Supplies?

Most paper crafters also love school and office supplies. We love crayons, markers, shaped paperclips, notepads, folders, and more! If you hoard school and office products, get them out! Use them up! Use at least one item that is really a school or office supply on your project. 

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Lindy's Stamp Gang, a $30 Gift Certificate to the Lindy's Stamp Gang store!



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 US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki!

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!

Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more!

For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lindystampgang

Now, let's see what the Design Team has made with school and office supplies! (The Design team was sponsored in September by Heartfelt Creations and Crafty Secrets.)





Thanks again, to the lovely Hoarders Design Team! Now, here is a bit about our DT sponsors!

Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage Company has been owned and operated since 1993 by Sandy Redburn, who started out 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 arts 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 our monthly Blog Linky Party, the first Monday of each month when we invite you to upload your Crafty Secrets creations for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store, and every participant receives a $6 shopping credit.

Website: http://craftyvintagegirl.com/index.php/
Blog: http://www.heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.ca/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Secrets/129235430422442

Heartfelt Creations® is a leading Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook manufacturer for the craft industry. Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply manufacturing Rubber Stamps. In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

Website: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/
Online store: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/product-home
Blog: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/hcofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/heartfeltcreations

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool below. 

You have TWO WEEKS to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, Sunday,September 28th, midnight PT.




Monday, September 8, 2014

Guest Designers - Challenge #15

Welcome to more inspiration for Challenge #15! Make sure you visit our wonderful September Guest Designers' blogs and give them some love! For a full list of the 2014 guest designers, please click the Guest Designers TAB above.


Challenge #15 All the Pretty Flowers
This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. "Dig" out those flowers and use them on your project!

You still have a week to play in Challenge #15! You have until midnight PT, September 14th to link up your creation. CLICK HERE to see the challenge post and LINK your project!


Here are the September Guest DT creations for Challenge #15. Craft Hoarders Anonymous is so proud to display the art of so many different types of artists. Check out how all of these designers used flowers! What a wide range of style! Plus, Jacquie gets bonus points for using one of Gloria's stamp designs! {wink}













A heartfelt THANK YOU  to our September Guest Designers! These ladies span all age groups and come from all over the world! We are blessed to have them join us for the month!

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool at the bottom of THE CHALLENGE #15 POST. Please CLICK HERE for the Link Tool.

We have two prizes this time! Therefore we will have TWO winners! One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Crafty Secrets.


A second winner will receive this prize, donated by Heartfelt Creations.


For the Challenge Rules, please click HERE. Please make sure to read the rules if you are new to us. We have made a few changes to the rules, so make sure to check them out.

You have ONE WEEK remaining to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, Sunday, September 14th, midnight PT. The winner will be announced Wednesday, September 17th.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WINNER AND FAVORITES - Challenge #14

Welcome! We are announcing our Challenge #14 Winner and Favorites today! 

Our Prize Winner will receive this prize, donated by Altered Pages! We want to thank Altered Pages for our wonderful blog hop last month! I hope all of you had a chance to hop to all the designers' blogs!



Take a look at our winner for Challenge #14 - Button it Up!



The team was so excited to see Sara's beautiful box. This is NOT just an decorated box or an Artist Trading Block! The inside of this box is a lovely and detailed as the outside! Sara made excellent use of the buttons for this challenge, plus she really got into the spirit of the our challenges...using up hoarded items! Sara, please email Gloria with your contact information so that she can send out your prize! (stengelgloria@gmail.com)

Now, on to the FAVORITES. We had 29 participants this time. We are so happy that people played with us in August! Normally, everyone is busy with last minute vacations and getting ready for school! We loved projects that use one, lonely button and projects that use oodles of buttons! Take a peeky!

Favorites, please grab your blinkie to wear on your blog to show everyone that you were picked as a Favorite here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! 


#2 Bonnie

#10 Jacquie

#16 Linsey

#20 Stacy

#22 Wendi

We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our last challenge. We hope you had fun! Join us for Challenge #15 by visiting that post HERE