Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNER AND FAVORITES - Challenge #21

Welcome! Finally! Here are the prize winner and favorites for Challenge #21! Thank you to all the artists who entered the challenge! There were so many of you! The team was so blessed to view all of your amazing holiday and seasonal projects! It was very hard to select a winner and favorites!

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Spellbinders! Yes, your eyes are working properly! The winner of this challenge will receive FOUR (4) Spellbinders die sets!


Take a look at our winner for Challenge #21 - Celebrate the Season!



#31 Toni


The design team adored Toni's whimsical Christmas ornaments - made from salt shakers! They are such a lovely bit of sparkle to decorate a tree, mantle, or table. The amount of detail in these little beauties is breathtaking. Visit Toni's blog to see close up photos of each ornament! Toni, please email Gloria with your contact information so that she can arrange to have your prize sent to you! (stengelgloria@gmail.com)

Now, on to the FAVORITES. We had 154 participants this time! That may be a record number of crafters! The team, especially Gloria, was overjoyed to see all of you joining the fun! 

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! Join us for Challenge #22 by visiting that post HERE

Come back on December 22nd to see our last group of Guest Designers for 2014. And come again on December 29th to see more Design Team craft spaces!

Challenge #22 - Have a Nice Trip, is the last challenge for 2014! We will be changing to a new format in 2015, so stay tuned for that news on January 5th. Our first challenge of 2015 will appear on January 12th! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Challenge #22 - Have a Nice Trip

Gloria here - I am so sorry the post was late today. Blogger somehow did not publish it!  But here it is, better late than never!

Welcome to Challenge #22 here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! We will be announcing the Challenge #21 Winners and Favorites a bit late, on December 19th. We had so many entries, and it is such a busy time of year, that the Design Team needs more days to look at all of your amazing work! Check back on Friday to see if the winner is you!

Before we get to the challenge, we have a few announcements. It is time to say good-bye to two of our FABULOUS designers. Both Jan Marie Ennenga and Karen Zueger are leaving us to pursue some personal goals. They have both been amazing friends and valuable contributors to the Hoarders blog. They will be much missed! Please stop by their blogs and say a kind word or two.

We are going to welcome two NEW designers to our ranks staring in January! Please join me in welcoming...



Nancy was originally asked to be part of the 2014 team, but life got in the way, as it is apt to do, and she had to decline the offer. We are THRILLED to have her on board for 2015. Nancy's style is a stunning mix of vintage and shabby chic. Her handmade paper flowers are the best in the business. 



Teresa came to us highly recommended and we are over the moon that she accepted our invitation to join the team! Teresa's work spans several design styles, and is ALWAYS professional quality. We are excited to have her become part of our little Hoarders family! 

Join us in saying a big Hoarders welcome to both ladies! To read more about Nancy and Teresa, please visit the Design Team tab at the top of the blog.

Now, on to the LAST challenge for 2014! We will still have our guest designer post next week, and our craft room reveal on the 5th Monday of December. Make sure to visit us in the New Year for some exciting changes!

Challenge #22 Have a Nice Trip!
Many of us travel around the holidays, so let's celebrate our adventures! Dig into your hoard and find some items that are vacation or travel themed. Do you have a hoard of cruise ship ephemera? Do you have a box of transportation stamps? Do you have a stash of camping themed papers? Or piles of Disney embellishments? Show them off! Create a vacation or travel themed project for us!

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Spellbinders! Yes, your eyes are working properly! The winner of this challenge will receive FOUR (4) Spellbinders die sets!


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




Thanks again, to the lovely Hoarders Design Team! A special thanks to Jan and Karen for their hard work this past year! And WELCOME Nancy and Teresa!

Make sure to read our Challenge Rules.

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, December 28th at midnight PT.



Monday, December 8, 2014

Guest Designers - Challenge #21

Welcome to more inspiration for Challenge #21! Make sure you visit our wonderful December Guest Designers' blogs and give them some love! For a full list of the 2014 guest designers, please click the Guest Designers TAB above. We are starting to wind down our guest designer program here at Hoarders. After today, we have only 1 more guest designer post! Wow, the year flew by! We will be sharing a new format for 2015...but you will have to wait to find out what it is!

Challenge #21 Celebrate the Season
Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of  "retired" holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah,Kwanza, New Year's, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. Celebrate the season with us! 

You still have a week to play in Challenge #21! You have until midnight PT 14th to link up your creation. CLICK HERE to see the challenge post and LINK your project!


Here are the December Guest DT creations for Challenge #21. Check out what these amazing artists did with our Celebrate the Season challenge! We get some AMAZING talent here at Hoarders! And we appreciate each of you!


 

Beatrice Lawson


 Cheryl Krause

Connie Hall

Deborah Adams

Heather Hudson

Irma Tirza 

Lainie Michel

Lucyna Marynowska

Tessa Wise

A heartfelt THANK YOU  to our December Guest Designers! These designers span all age groups and come from all over the world! We are blessed to have them join us for the month! They created some AMAZING seasonal projects! Please enjoy visiting their blogs!

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool at the bottom of THE CHALLENGE #21 POST. Please CLICK HERE for the Link Tool.

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Spellbinders! Yes, your eyes are working properly! The winner of this challenge will receive FOUR (4) Spellbinders die sets!



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, December 14th at midnight PT. The winner will be announced Wednesday, December 17th.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WINNER AND FAVORITES - Challenge #20

Welcome! Here are the prize winner and favorites for Challenge #20! Thank you to all the artists who entered the challenge! 

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Heather Hudson of My Artistic AdventuresThe prize this time is a digital prize, which means those outside the USA were eligible to win! 


Take a look at our winner for Challenge #20 - Box It Up!



#21 Nicole
(Nicole actually entered three amazing boxes to the challenge. Visit her BLOG to see!)

Nicole is one of our "regulars" and her work has been seen in our FAVORITES list in the past, plus she has been one of our guest designers. The team loved Nicole's foil altered box art piece! Nicole created such a traditional "crowd pleaser" project!  Nicole, please email Gloria with your contact information so that she can arrange to have your prize sent to you! (stengelgloria@gmail.com)

Now, on to the FAVORITES. We had 33 participants this time. The team loved looking at all the altered boxes! So many styles!

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! 





(Sara also entered several amazing projects to the challenge. Visit her BLOG to see!)


We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our last challenge. We hope you had fun! Join us for Challenge #21 by visiting that post HERE