Monday, March 16, 2015

FEBRUARY FAVORITES!

Welcome to our February FAVORITES! We had 104 participants for the February Challenge! Thanks to all of you for playing along! Join us for our March Challenge, which ends, April 12th at midnight PT. You have a full month to play! Our March FAVORITES will post April 20th.

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!




We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our challenge. We hope you had fun! 

As a thank you to our FAVORITES and all of our readers, Gloria created a digital stamp for you! Just right click on the image and select COPY IMAGE or COPY. Then you can PASTE the file in your favorite word processing software, size it, and print it! You may also use the SAVE IMAGE AS option, and save the image for use in your favorite photo editing software. Use the stamp on your next project with our complements!



The March challenge closes, April 12th, at midnight PT. The March Challenge will be the LAST Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge. After the March Challenge ends, we will NOT be posting more challenges. Thanks to everyone who supported us during the past 14 months! We appreciate you!

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Challenge - Go Green!

Welcome to our March 2015 Challenge! The challenge is open until April 12th, at midnight PT. Our FAVORITES will be featured on April 20th. The February Favorites will be featured on March 16th. There were so many participants that the team needs a bit more time to vote. 

Dear Friends. It's Gloria here. I am so sorry to tell you that this will be the LAST Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge. After the March Challenge ends, we will NOT be posting more challenges. I started this challenge blog as a way to keep busy while I recovered from an injury. Once I started to feel better, I started to take on more design work, and now I am over-burdened (again). I am still suffering pain and lack of mobility due to the injury, and once again, I need to down-size my crafting work. In an effort to make the best choices for myself, for my family, and for my finances, I have decided to close the Hoarders blog. This has been an amazing 14-month journey! I have the best team of ladies to work with! They are all so very talented. I have gotten to know some of our regular Readers and have discovered new artists. It is very painful for me to have to say good-bye. The blog will remain up on Blogger for a time, to allow people to derive inspiration from the work posted here. But, folks, this is our last challenge. 

Please play along and visit with us one last time! We will pick Favorites for March, as always. Thanks to each of you for your support this past year! It has been a blessing! You are all welcome to visit me at my Scraps of Life Blog, where I may have some surprises up my sleeve starting in April. Happy spring!

Go Green
Use this color board as inspiration for your green challenge. Make a challenge which has green as the predominate color. Use the other colors in this color board as your accent colors. You may make any type or theme of project that you wish. You do NOT have to use all of the colors represented here, but green must be the star of your project! There must be some green in your vast hoard...dig it out!

(Color inspiration by Design Seeds)

Now, let's see what the Design Team has created for you! Please stop by all the blogs and say good-bye to the team. These women are so amazingly talented! I know they will all do some great things in the coming year!



(Unable to participate due to a family situation. Nancy covets your prayers.)

Thanks again, to the lovely Hoarders Design Team!

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool below.

You have ONE MONTH to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, April 12th, at midnight PT. This is our LAST challenge. Thanks for your support!




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

JANUARY FAVORITES!

Welcome to our first group of FAVORITES of 2015! We had 90 participants for the January Challenge! Thanks to all of you for kicking off the our new year with a bang! You will notice a lot of mixed media projects in the FAVORITES list this time! A large portion of the submissions were from that category! 

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!


(Would you believe that this is an altered iron?!)









(Mayoori also submitted #71, which was also a DT Favorite.)

We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our challenge. We hope you had fun! 

As a thank you to our FAVORITES and all of our readers, Gloria created a digital Valentine stamp for you! Just right click on the image and select COPY IMAGE or COPY. Then you can PASTE the file in your favorite word processing software, size it, and print it! You may also use the SAVE IMAGE AS option, and save the image for use in  your favorite photo editing software. Use the stamp on your next project with our complements!
Join us for our February Challenge, which ends, March 8th at midnight PT. You have a full month to play! Next month, our FAVORITES will post the 3rd Monday of the month, just to give the team more time to make their selections!  

Monday, February 9, 2015

February Challenge - How I Love Thee

Welcome to our February 2015 Challenge! If you are new to our challenge, please make sure to read the Challenge Rules HERE. The challenge is open until March 8th, at midnight PT. Our FAVORITES will be featured on March 16th.

February Challenge - How I Love Thee
You may create a Valentine, anniversary, wedding, or other love-themed project for this challenge. You may create something that has the word "LOVE" on it. Dig into your hoard and find all those hoarded hearts and pink sequins and doves and wedding paper that you have been saving for just the right project!

Now, let's see what the Design Team has created for you!



Thanks again, to the lovely Hoarders Design Team!

Make sure to read our Challenge Rules.

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool below.

You have ONE MONTH to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, March 8th, at midnight PT.





Monday, January 12, 2015

January Challenge - Choose Your Challenge

Welcome to our January 2015 Challenge! If you are new to our challenge, please make sure to read the Challenge Rules HERE. If you have not visited in a while, please make note of the changes for 2015. The challenge is open until February 8th, at midnight PT. Our FAVORITES will be featured on February 11th.

Choose Your Challenge
Create any type or style of project you wish, as long as you pick ONE (1) item from each category in the chart below! Choose your cardstock, printed paper, or other base (box, canvas, tray, etc.). Next, choose your adhesive. Finally, from the chart below, choose your coloring medium, fiber, technique, texture, and embellishment for your project! The combinations are almost endless! (You may choose more than one item from each category, but you MUST have AT LEAST ONE from each!) Pull out those hoarded products, have fun, and welcome to a NEW YEAR at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Coloring Medium
Fiber
Technique
Texture
Embellish
Ink

Twine or Cord
Coloring/ Watercolor

Sandpaper or Distressing Tool


Ephemera or Found Items


Markers or Colored Pencils



Fabric or Lace

Stamping

Embossing
(heat, dry, paste, etc.)

Buttons

Spray Mist


Ribbon or Seam Binding
Die Cutting or Punching


Chipboard



Flowers



Paint



Burlap or Canvas
Folding and Scoring


Wood or Glass


Brads or Eyelets


Chalk or Pastels


Yarn, Thread, or Floss
Mixed Media
Metal or Wire
Bling**
** Bling: Rhinestones, Glitter or Glitter Glue, Beads, Pearls, Sequins, etc.

Make sure you list your items so the team can see your creativity! 

Just a note: we are NOT moving to this sort of grid or bingo challenge for all of our challenges. This is just our January Challenge. Look for a more "traditional" challenge next month!

Now, let's see what the Design Team has created for you! They each chose elements from the grid and created a plethora of eye candy for you! There are cards, page layouts, and off-the-page items! Enjoy!

Amber Milone
Ink and Markers, Twine and Lace, Coloring, Stamping, Die-Cutting, Heat Embossing, Bling (Pearls)
Spray Mist, Paint, Twine, Stamping, Distressing tool, Chipboard, Flowers, Buttons, Bling
Spray Mist, Lace and Twine, Die cutting, Metal key, Bling

Ink, Spray mist, Twine, Stamping, Die cutting, Folding, Scoring, Embossing, Glitter and Bling

Ink and paint, Ribbon and burlap, Stamping and folding, Chipboard and metal, Ephemera and bling.

Ink, Yarn and thread, Stamping, Die cutting, Folding, Embossing, Flowers

Ink and Markers, Ribbon, Coloring, Stamping, Die Cutting, Metal, Bling

Ink, Paint, Twine, Mixed Media (UTEE), Wet and Dry Embossing, Chipboard (tag), Glass, 
Metal, Found items (shells)

Nancy Dynes
Paint, Spray mist, Thread, Die cutting, Punching, Chipboard, Embossing, Metal, Flowers, 
Pearls, Beads, and Glitter
Ink, Paint, Ribbon, Die cutting, Distress Tool, Chipboard Book, Metal and Wire,Flowers, Brads and Button

Ink, Twine, Lace, Ribbon, Burlap, Die cutting, Scoring, Chipboard, Sandpaper, Buttons, Flowers, Brads


Spray Mist, Thread, Punching, Distressing Tool, Bling

Thanks again, to the lovely Hoarders Design Team!

Make sure to read our Challenge Rules.

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool below.

You have ONE MONTH to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, February 8th, at midnight PT.

UPDATE: If you used the COMMENT box to load your links, Gloria will add those for you! The Link Tool is (hopefully) sorted out. Sorry for the inconvenience.