Monday, July 21, 2014

Challenge #12 - Who's the Boss?

Welcome to another Challenge here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! We will be announcing the Challenge #11 Winner and Favorites on July 23rd. Check back to see if it's you!

We have made a few RULE CHANGES here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. For the full Challenge Rules, please click HERE.  

Challenge #12 Who's the Boss?
Show some embossing on your project. You can use dry embossing or heat embossing. You can use an embossing folder or a stencil. You can emboss with embossing paste or embossing powder. You can even create something with ultra-thick embossing enamel. You probably have some sort of embossing apparatus in your hoard! Pull these embossing tools out and put them to use!

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir!


Crafter’s Companion US brings you the products to make crafting a little bit easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more! Crafter’s Companion produces a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft projects. Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices.

Website: http://www.crafterscompanion.com/
Blog: http://crafterscompanion.blogspot.com/

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market. Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.

Website: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/
Blog: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/blog/

The variety of the design team continues to be amazing! I think you will agree! Click on each designer's name to see more details about her project! Some of the embossing techniques are wonderful, so make sure you go and visit the team!


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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, August 3rd, midnight PT.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

June Linky Party Winner!

Well, I am sure it was due to the holiday week, but we had only TWO people join us for the June Linky Party! So, I put the names in a hat and the winner of the prize is....


#2 Gigi Organizes! Please contact Gloria so she can mail out your prize.

But, because we love our readers so much...#1 Kathy Jo, will you please get in touch with Gloria so she can mail you out a small prize, too?!! 

You still have five more days to play in Challenge #11! Come on and join us! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Guest Designers - Challenge #11

Welcome to more inspiration for Challenge #11! We have some amazing Guest Designers joining us for July! 


Challenge #11 Tag, You're It!
Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!

You still have a week to play in Challenge #11! You have until midnight PT, July 20th to link up your creation. CLICK HERE to see the challenge post and LINK your project!


Here are the July Guest DT creations for Challenge #11. These folks sure made some wonderful tag projects! As you can see, the guest talent is absolutely beyond the beyond! Some of these folks are well known in the craft world and some a "up and coming" artists! It is our pleasure to share their work with you! Make sure you click on each designer's name to visit his or her blog!


A heartfelt THANK YOU  to our July Guest Designers! We are so proud and happy to host such amazing designers on this blog!

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool at the bottom of THE CHALLENGE #11 POST. Please CLICK HERE for the Link Tool.

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir!


Crafter’s Companion US brings you the products to make crafting a little bit easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more! Crafter’s Companion produces a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft projects. Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices.

Website: http://www.crafterscompanion.com/
Blog: http://crafterscompanion.blogspot.com/

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market. Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability. 


Website: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/
Blog: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/blog/

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, July 20th, midnight PT. The winner will be announced Wednesday, July 23rd.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Challenge #11 - Tag, You're It!

Welcome to another Challenge here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! We will be announcing the June Linky Party WINNER on Wednesday, July 9th Wednesday July 16th! Since the Linky Party was during a holiday week, we have extended the deadline! Get your photos loaded for a chance at the prize! The new deadline is July 13th at midnight PT! Click HERE to enter.

We have made a few RULE CHANGES here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. For the full Challenge Rules, please click HERE.  We have made the following changes to our rules (see the red information).

Rule 3. You may enter a card, a page layout, an altered item, a mixed media item, a mini album...anything that fits the challenge, unless the challenge states that a specific type of project must be created. Please, no 100% digital projects. You MAY use digital items on your projects, but the project must be a dimensional item. You may print digital papers, images, embellishments, stamps, etc. and use them on cards, layouts, mini albums, and so forth.

Rule 4. Please do not enter previously created projects, unless otherwise specified. We are asking you to create something new for our challenges. The exception is the Linky Party on each Fifth Monday.

Rule 5. You may combine our challenge with up to FIVE other challenges. You may enter up to THREE projects into each challenge. To clarify, you may enter more than three projects, but you may only add THREE links to the link tool. If you wish to enter more than three projects, they must be in one blog post to qualify. 

Challenge #11 Tag, You're It!

Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir!


Crafter’s Companion US brings you the products to make crafting a little bit easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more! Crafter’s Companion produces a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft projects. Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices.

Website: http://www.crafterscompanion.com/
Blog: http://crafterscompanion.blogspot.com/

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market. Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability. 


Website: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/
Blog: http://www.spectrumnoir.com/blog/

Check out these tag projects from the Design Team. For project details, click on each designer's name.





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, July 20th, midnight PT.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WINNER AND FAVORITES - CHALLENGE #10

Good morning afternoon! I am running on "summer hours" here in southern California! Here are the winner and favorites for Challenge #10! (If you are a past Winner or Favorite, and you are waiting to hear from Gloria, please email her AGAIN or leave a comment on this post. Sometimes messages get lost in cyberspace.)

Our Prize Winner will receive this prize, donated by WorldWin Papers and Stencil Girl. (paper and stencils may differ)


Please note: Gloria will be mailing all prizes at the end of each month. The winner will receive an email once the prize has shipped. Keep in mind, if you are international, it may take time for your package to arrive due to shipping methods and customs rules.

Take a look at our winner and favorites for Challenge #10 - Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!  



The team loved how Fiona used her mixed media elements to highlight her photo. She managed to incorporate so many elements and layers into her project, but kept the focus on her sweet cats. We thought her page was spectacular! Fiona, please email Gloria with your contact information so that she can send out your prizes! (stengelgloria@gmail.com)

Now, on to the FAVORITES. We had 68 participants in this challenge, and there was so much variety to the submissions. The team had a rough job picking their favorites! Here they are, in numerical order.

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! 


Prize Winner, please contact Gloria to schedule your guest design spot! (You may use the Contact Form in the blog sidebar or email at stengelgloria@gmail.com) 

If you have never won a FAVORITES spot, please email Gloria for details on becoming a guest designer for an upcoming challenge! 

Past Favorites, we are sorry, but our schedule is too full to have you back for secondsies. But grab the badge and brag anyway!) 

We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our last challenge. We hope you had fun! Join us for the June Linky Party HERE. Challenge #11 will post on July 7th.

Monday, June 30, 2014

June "Fifth Monday" Linky Party!

THE LINKY PARTY HAS BEEN EXTENDED! YOU HAVE UNTIL JULY 13TH!

For every month that contains a fifth Monday, we will do a LINKY PARTY! You may want to know....what sort of party? Well, we shall tell you!

The design team members will take turns sharing their storage tips and solutions. Each of us will share how we store our hoard! Three designers will share each "fifth week" during the year! You will get to peek into the design team's craft spaces and see how they manage to "contain" their hoarded supplies! 

Plus you will have the opportunity to share your own storage solutions, tips, ideas, etc., by linking up to the Link Tool below! One RANDOM WINNER for June will win this prize from Gloria.


For June the designers who are sharing their storage tips are....




Please visit each designer's blog to read her tips and see more photos and videos! You will be amazed at some of their storage solutions! Plus, Kathy is giving away a prize pack, too!
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In order to take place in our Linky Party and be eligible for the prize you must:

1. Write a post on your blog (or load a photo to your gallery) that shows your craft area or a storage solution.

2. Link your post or photo with the Link Tool the same way you link your weekly challenge projects.

3. Sit back and wait for the Random Draw.

The Linky Party closes on July 6th EXTENDED TO JULY 13TH! at midnight PT. We will post the Winner of the Random Draw on July 16th.

The Winner and Favorites for Challenge #10 will post on Wednesday, July 2nd. Challenge #11 will begin Monday, July 7th.



Monday, June 23, 2014

Guest Designers - Challenge #10

Welcome to more inspiration for Challenge #10! We have some wonderful Guest Designers joining us for June! Plus, we have all the Blog Hop projects from the Craft Hoarders Anonymous and StencilGirl teams for you to look at!


Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!
Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff," and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

You still have a week to play in Challenge #10! You have until midnight PT, June 29th to link up your creation. CLICK HERE to see the challenge post and LINK your project!


Here are the June Guest DT creations for Challenge #10. These gals sure made some great things with their messy products!
A heartfelt THANK YOU  to our June Guest Designers! We are so proud and happy to host such amazing designers on this blog!

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool at the bottom of THE CHALLENGE #10 POST. Please CLICK HERE for the Link Tool.

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by WorldWin Papers and Stencil Girl


WorldWin Papers offers extraordinary paper, card stock, and envelopes for all paper crafting applications. We have teamed up with leading paper suppliers from around the world to bring some of the most colorful, elegant and sophisticated paper lines available to the craft market. All of our papers provide exceptional quality and design - perfect for scrapbooking, card making, rubber stamping and paper crafting.
Visit our website, worldwinpapers.com for more information. To locate a WorldWin retailer near you, call 1-888-843-6455 or email worldwin@worldwinpapers.com. Visit the WorldWin Blog for more projects.

Stencil Girl stencils are made by artists for artists. Unique designs for people who LOVE stencils like we love stencils. Owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw. Visit the Stencil Girls Website and Blog,Stencil Girl Talk


Make sure you check out the blog hop projects!

For the Challenge Rules, please click HERE. Please make sure to read the rules if you are new to us.

You have ONE WEEK remaining to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, Sunday, June 29th, midnight PT. The winner will be announced Wednesday, July 2nd.